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SICK OF IT ALL premiere new video “Road Less Traveled”

SICK OF IT ALL have shot and released the first video from their album, LAST ACT OF DEFIANCE, released last month, for the song “Road Less Traveled.” The band is also geared up to start their full US Tour this weekend. See tour dates below. The band had this to say about the video…

“We are very excited to premiere the first video from our new album, LAST ACT OF DEFIANCE.
In “Road Less Traveled,” we talk about our journey in music & life. There’s no better way to celebrate this journey than with a bunch of our friends and to shoot a fun video that documents yet another day for us 4 guys being blessed to be part of a great scene. Drew Stone came out of retirement, stepped it up and directed the video, which captured the true essence behind us as a band. We hope you all enjoy it as much as we do! Hardcore is our life!!!”

The video was directed by documentary filmmaker Drew Stone (xxx All Ages xxx The Boston Hardcore Film, “Who The Fuck Is That Guy”? The Fabulous Journey Of Michael Alago) for Stone Films NYC.

“It’s a real throwback to the golden age of music videos” said Stone. “The video is shot in one take with no camera movement; everything happens right into the camera lens. Sick Of It All is one of the rare hardcore bands who are confident with their place in history and actually have a sense of humor. It was a real honor and pleasure to work with them.”

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ANAAL NATHRAKH’s Desideratum Full-Length Drops TODAY In North America

ANAAL NATHRAKH’s eighth studio offering, Desideratum, is out TODAY in North America via Metal Blade Records. Fittingly christened, “one of the most utterly fearsome and inventive outfits currently operating in the modern extreme metal scene,” by Decibel Magazine, and, “impossibly abrasive and brutal,” by MetalSucks, ANAAL NATHRAKH – guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney alongside vocalist David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – is the sound of chaos incarnate. Entirely petrifying yet inexplicably inviting, the duo’s maniacal musical dexterity, ingenuity and breadth, married with an intensely cynical intelligence is virtually unmatched in the metal world.

Reaping mass approvals from media outlets globally, Desideratum takes the meaning of “extreme” to an entirely new realm of audio bedlam. Metal Injection applauds the twosome for consistently offering up, “their own special breed of terrifying, mixing up grindcore speediness with giant choruses and riffs that are the audible equivalent of total nuclear annihilation,” Noisey boasts of the record, “The snarling vocals of Dave Hunt are the focal point, with the war machine of unrelenting black metal/grind/pseudo-industrial blasts bringing up the rear. ANAAL NATHRAKH’s approach is no mercy ever, apparently,” while About.com notes, “ANAAL NATHRAKH are mesmerized by chaos, whether it be from incoherent screaming or programmed drums that blur into a mess of seismic beats. Even more intriguing are the melodic components thrown into the chaos, like the occasional soaring chorus line or striking guitar lead.” Elsewhere the verdict echoes. AngryMetalGuy dubs Desideratum, “a statement of malicious intent, a call-to-arms to rally the masses and bring forth Armageddon.” Sputnik Music agrees, calling the record, “brutal, precise, and surprisingly accessible,” further commending its, “sure-footed brutality.” Adds Ghost Cult, “ANAAL NATHRAKH have realized the beautifully disgusting union of extremity and massive back-splitting, carcass-gutting hooks.”

MACHINE HEAD OFFER SNEAK PEEK AT NEW BLOODSTONE & DIAMONDS ALBUM

Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD are offering fans an advanced preview of their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Bloodstone & Diamonds via their homepage.

Due out in North America on November 10th, MACHINE HEAD guitarist & vocalist Robb Flynn has called the new album ?a milestone . . . I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this.? Bloodstone & Diamonds was produced by Robb Flynn & Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE) and masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with the legendary Andy Sneap (EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, MEGADETH) and Steve Lagudi.
Stream the single ?Now We Die? in its entirety from the MACHINE HEAD YouTube channel:


Photo credit: Travis Shinn

01. Now We Die
02. Killers & Kings
03. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
04. Night Of Long Knives
05. Sail Into The Black
06. Eyes Of The Dead
07. Beneath The Silt
08. In Comes The Flood
09. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells (Instrumental)
12. Take Me Through The Fire

GWAR Slaughters Another 80’s Anthem for The A.V. Club

For the third year in a row, your Lords and Masters GWAR return to The A.V. Club to take part in the A.V. Undercover Series. The A.V. Undercover Series features artists covering other artists’ music. GWAR’s first offering tackled the Kansas classic, “Carry on Wayward Son” – which was voted favorite performance of the year, to no surprise of GWAR. After a year of celebrating the victory, the group returned to defend the crown with its unique spin on Billy Ocean’s “Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car.” The result? Back-to-back favorite performance titles.

GWAR has now returned for a third time to The A.V. Club. With new Scumdog warriors Blóthar and Vulvatron by its side, GWAR takes on the Pet Shop Boys classic “West End Girls” in what is no doubt the most head scratching followed by headbanging cover yet! Kneel before your overlords and watch them go New Wave. Then remember to vote early and often for GWAR because the Scumdogs command you to do so!

A.V. Club VP/Editor in Chief Josh Modell had the following to say about GWAR’s return visit:

“GWAR once again descended on The A.V. Club office unannounced, demanding to play a song. They threatened to eat our children and drink all our booze–and then made good on that threat.”

GWAR is off on a journey to find their departed brother Oderus Urungus using every resource available – including new Scumdogs Blóthar and Vulvatron. GWAR will enlist the help of even the lowliest Bohab as its enemies plot to take advantage of the hole in GWAR’s ranks. That being said, Bohabs, look at the dates below and see when it is your time to come worship the mighty GWAR!!!

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ANNIHILATED: Extreme Death Metal Architects Plot Global Destruction With XIII Steps To Ruination

Extreme death metal architects, ANNIHILATED, drop the audio devastation that is their XIII Steps To Ruination debut upon North American shores today via Unique Leader.

Produced by ANNIHILATED drummer Scott Fuller, also of Abysmal Dawn, the record hurls forth eleven mutinous, methodically-composed psalms of hate and hostility fueled by political/corporate disgust and societal revulsion. As an added bonus of brutality, XIII Steps To Ruination features guest appearances by Sven De Caluwe (Aborted), Monte Pittman (Prong), Peter Truax (Vesterian, Eyes Of Fire) and Eric Stobel (Plaguereaper, P.O.R.).

Elaborates Glacially Musical, “This album is a full on cacophony of metal but built on perfect timing. The vocals are a chorus. There are always two growls creating an effect of maximum brutality. It kind of sounds like Carcass through a Peavey 5150 amp on the highest gain setting. And it just kills. There are no lulls in this record.” Adds Dead Rhetoric, “ANNIHILATED provide some real ‘kick you in the pants’ material and it’s played with some genuine intensity.”

Formed in 2008, ANNIHILATED features within its ranks, current and former members of Abysmal Dawn, Grotesque, Excretion, and Arkaik. Intent on composing music with a purpose, ANNIHILATED stands resolutely against society’s prevalent “sheep mentality” in favor of rational thought, questioning the motives of government and news media outlets though debilitating auditory domination.

XIII Steps To Ruination is out TODAY via Unique Leader Records in North America, October 31st, 2014 in Europe and November 3rd, 2014 in the UK.

NECROPHAGIA release new album, ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’

Horror-obsessed death metal maniacs NECROPHAGIA have released their highly anticipated new album ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’ today in North America. The album is streaming now here. ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’ is available at the Season of Mist E-shop in CD and Lp formats.

The artwork and track listing for ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’ can be found below:

Track List:
1. Reborn through Black Mass
2. ???
3. Angel Blake
4. Warlock Messiah
5. Fear the Priest
6. Elder Things
7. Coffins
8. Hexen Nacht
9. Rat Witch
10. March of the Deathcorps(e)
11. Silentium Vel Mortis
12. The Dead Among Us
13. WhiteWorm Cathedral

Formed in 1983, NECROPHAGIA were one of the very first death metal bands in the United States. Often considered pioneers in the “Horror Metal” genre, the band gained notoriety after cutting their teeth in the underground by staging ambitious live shows, chalk full of blood, guts and gore. The band went on to receive world-wide acclaim for their 1998 release of ‘Holocausto de la Morte’, the band’s genre-defining album featuring PANTERA frontman PHIL ANSELMO. Following the landmark album, NECROPHAGIA went on to release several well-received full lengths and EPs, including the highly-sought-after ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ EP (2001).

EXODUS Premieres Brand New “Blood In, Blood Out” Music Video

EXODUS Premieres Brand New “Blood In, Blood Out” Music Video

Catch EXODUS on Tour with SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Next Month!

“Blood In, Blood Out” Lands at #38 on Billboard Top 200 – OUT NOW via Nuclear Blast

Photo by Alan Snodgrass for DigitalDiversion and NewNoiseMagazine

Bay Area thrash titans EXODUS are celebrating Blood In, Blood Out?s stellar Top 40 Billboard debut with the release of their brand new music video for the title track ‘Blood In, Blood Out’, directed by Shan Dan Horan of the Shadow Born Group (Buckcherry, Carnifex, Winds of Plague). The video features hundreds of dedicated Bay Area fans that came out in droves to perform as extras in the video after a wide casting call. Check out the video now, exclusively via Revolver Magazine:

“‘Blood In, Blood Out’ was exactly the kind of video we wanted and needed to make? unbridled energy, violence, blood and our Bay Area friends and family at the center of attention! Just as they should be,” states EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt. “I hate making videos and this one was so much fun, I actually caught myself saying things I never would say before! ‘Let’s run through it again!'”

EXODUS vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza adds, “Typical and sheer violence, straight up aggressive and in your fucking face! Watching this video kind of reminds me of Fight Club, but awesome action and awesome violence, perfect for the title track of the new EXODUS album ‘Blood In, Blood Out’!”

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EXHUMED: California Horror Hellions Kick Off Fall Tour

Today, California’s favorite death-laden horror hellions, EXHUMED, will take their sonic debauchery to the streets for a Fall run of US live invasions with extreme metal technicians Carcass and manic death thrashers Noisem. Set to commence in San Diego tonight at Brick By Brick, the Inked In Steel Tour 2014 will conquer nearly two dozen municipalities with additional audio infiltrations from death metal legends Obituary and Macabre on select dates. From there EXHUMED will return to Europe for further live devastation alongside Aborted, Origin and Miasmal.See confirmed shows below.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey, “We’ve been sequestered in our grimy rehearsal room, taking time out of our busy schedules of soul-crushing day jobs and DUI classes to tighten up our set for our upcoming US and European runs, and we’re getting seriously psyched for them! Our newest member, Matt ‘Slime’ Ferri is working out great on bass and vocals and we’ve got some killer new elements for our show that should make it an unsafe and insane way to spend your evening. See you in the Gore Zone, mutants!”

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SYLOSIS: FIRST ALBUM TRAILER RELEASED

In the first album trailer for Dormant Heart, the fourth studio release by U.K.?s modern thrashers SYLOSIS, guitarist & frontman Josh Middleton discusses the history behind the album title, the band?s time in the studio, and who assisted with production. Watch the video on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

Dormant Heart is due out in North America in early 2015.

Check out the official ?Mercy? music video:

Dormant Heart was produced by Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and is mastered by TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney. The artwork was designed by Bristol-based artist Bonfire (OPETH, SATYRICON, KATATONIA), who previously created artwork for SYLOSIS t-shirts.

Working away secretly alongside touring commitments, SYLOSIS began tracking the new album back in March 2014. Drums were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard, who parted ways with the band last month due to time restraints. After filling in for some live shows during SYLOSIS? Spring 2014 tour, BLEED FROM WITHIN?s drummer Ali Richardson is now a permanent member of the band.

SYLOSIS are:
– Josh Middleton – Vocals & Guitars
– Alex Bailey – Guitars
– Carl Parnell – Bass
– Ali Richardson – Drums

ARCH ENEMY premieres JUDAS PRIEST cover track, “Breaking The Law”

This October/November, metal icons ARCH ENEMY will be returning to North American soil to tour in support of their new, critically acclaimed album, War Eternal! To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will be releasing a split 7″ with KREATOR, who are direct support on the run. Available starting at the Baltimore show tonight (October 23), be sure to purchase this exclusive transparent red 7″ (limited to 500 copies) at the merch table; a dark red 7″ (limited to 500 copies) will also be available on KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY’s European tour, which sees ARCH ENEMY as direct support.

ARCH ENEMY covered the JUDAS PRIEST classic “Breaking The Law” for this special release; to hear their version of the track, head over to Revolver Mag for the premiere.

Michael Amott (guitar) comments: “When we do covers, we have a tendency to pick somewhat obscure songs. However, the iconic ‘Breaking The Law’ anthem by JUDAS PRIEST is anything but that of course! This just started with a fun jam in the studio, and during the process, we tried to make it sound as ARCH ENEMY as possible – it turned out pretty f’n cool, and here it is…Enjoy!”

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Debut Video For “Babylonian Pandemonium”

New Pandemonium Album Out November 4th on Napalm Records

No one can delude Max and Igor Cavalera anymore. The two SEPULTURA founders show with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY what it means to shoot Thrash and Death Metal straight into the world. They will do this with their new studio album Pandemonium which will be released on November 3rd in the UK & November 4th US/CAN via Napalm Records.

This record truly show shows that fatigue is a foreign word to the CAVALERA brothers. Front man Max CAVALERA rushes with bellow of rage into the fray, lets his brother drum coarsest grooves and puts his finger into the open wound. This is put on display even further in the band’s new video for the song “Babylonian Pandemonium”. Today the video receives its exclusive premiere courtesy of Metal Injection. Check out the video for this brutal “Thrashterpiece”;

Pandemonium Track Listing:

1. Babylonian Pandemonium
2. Banzai Kamakazi
3. Scum
4. I, Barbarian
5. Carmunhao
6. Apex Predator
7. Insurrection
8. Not Losing the Edge
9. Father of Hate
10. The Crucible
11. Deus Ex Machina
12. Porra

HOUR OF PENANCE announce tour with At The Gates, unveil playthrough video

Described as “a full-blown sonic assault of the purest death metal essence” (Against Magazine), HOUR OF PENANCE’s commanding new release “Regicide” consists of 11 tracks of “blistering speed and extreme fury” (MetalSucks). The band are proud to announce they will showcase their furious blasphemy as they join Swedish melodic death metal legends At The Gates throughout Italy in January!

Lead guitarist Giulio Moschini commented, “We?re honored to share the stage with such a legendary band. This will be the best way to start 2015!”

Moschini also revealed “We?re now working with a new booking agent here in Europe, District-19 (Asphyx, Gama Bomb), so there?s a lot more touring to come!”

In addition to the new tour, bassist Marco Mastrobuono has teamed up with GearGods to reveal a play-through video of “Reforging The Crown,” a track from “Regicide” which the band recently showcased in their first-ever music video (SEEN HERE)!

UPCOMING HOUR OF PENANCE TOUR DATES:
10/24 Rome, IT – Traffic Live Club #
10/25 Calenzano, IT – Cycle #
1/16 Bologna, IT – Estragon ^
1/17 Rome, IT – Orion ^
1/18 Milan, IT – Live Club ^
# with Fleshgod Apocalpyse
^ with At The Gates

RINGS OF SATURN Decimates Album Charts; Tour With As Blood Runs Black Begins Today

Bay Area sci-fi death battalion, RINGS OF SATURN, has invaded and decimated the nation’s rock charts, with the first week’s numbers for Lugal Ki En having landed this week.

Following its North American release through Unique Leader Records on October 14th, RINGS OF SATURN’s remorseless, jaw-dropping third full-length, Lugal Ki En, took the #116 spot on the Billboard top 200 chart, #3 on the Heatseekers/New Artist chart and #26 on the Independent album chart. The album also slaughtered the Hard Music chart taking the #12 position, as well as #41 on the Rock chart!

RINGS OF SATURN also embarks on their new invasion of the population, as their tour as guest support for As Blood Runs Black begins this evening, Thursday, October 23rd, in Simi Valley, California. The tour will systematically waste thirty American cities as it winds through the entire county before closing down in Anaheim back in California on November 29th, with additional support from Upon This Dawning, Elitist, The Convalescence, and Those Who Fear on select dates. Additionally, RINGS OF SATURN has scheduled three off-tour headlining dates without the rest of the tour package, in Cheyenne, Milwaukee and Pensacola.

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CARCASS: “LIVESTOCK MARKETPLACE” LYRIC VIDEO NOW ONLINE

A lyric video for ?Livestock Marketplace,? a track off the upcoming Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel 5-song EP release due out in North America on November 10th, is now available for streaming on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

The Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP includes songs from the 2013 Surgical Steel recording sessions plus one previously unreleased track. The track listing is:

1. A Wraith In The Apparatus
2. Intensive Battery Brooding
3. Zochrot
4. Livestock Marketplace
5. 1985 (Reprise)

Pre-order the Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop as a digi-pak, as black and exclusive clear vinyl, or as imported gold and silver vinyl editions.

The Acacia Strain: First-ever vinyl release of ‘The Dead Walk’ due on Black Friday

In celebration of this year’s “Black Friday” retail holiday, Prosthetic Records will release an exclusive LP pressing of THE ACACIA STRAIN’s critically acclaimed 2006 release “The Dead Walk,” which has never before been available on vinyl. Limited to 1,000 copies on “piggy pink” wax, the album will include a color lyric insert and original cover art by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium, The Red Chord).

“The Dead Walk” LP will be available on Nov. 28 at select independent record stores throughout North America.

“The Dead Walk” marked the band’s first appearance on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and was engineered, mixed and co-produced by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (All That Remains, August Burns Red) while being mastered by Alan Douches (The Black Dahlia Murder, Hatebreed). The album — the band’s first to feature drummer Kevin Boutot — includes the song “Predator; Never Prey” which features guest vocals from Phil Labonte (All That Remains) and Mitch Lucker (Suicide Silence). The complete track listing is as follows:

1. “Sarin: The End”
2. “Burnface”
3. “4X4″
4. “As If Set Afire”
5. “Angry Mob Justice” (music video; featured below)
6. “Whoa! Shut It Down!”
7. “See You Next Tuesday”
8. “Demolishor”
9. “Pity”
10. “Predator; Never Prey” (feat. Mitch Lucker, Phil Labonte & more)
11. “The Dead Walk”

ENSLAVED: STUDIO OF MAD MEN – EPISODE 1

Ivar Bjørnson, guitarist, composer, and founding member of Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED, offers the first installment in the seven-part ?Studio Of Mad Men? series shedding insight into the band?s upcoming as-yet-untitled thirteenth studio album, set for an early 2015 release.

?Duper Studios, Bergen: It is a Tuesday, and just three days since we did the Eidsivablot show with Wardruna in Eidsvoll, Norway and performed ?Skuggsjá? [a very special concert piece co-written by Bjørnson and Wardruna?s Einar Selvik to honor the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution]. These last few months have been brutal with two full sets of new music worked on in parallel, so rigging up drums, stacks, and instruments for this new recording feels like reaching some wonderful new shore after months of rough sailing.?

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EYEHATEGOD Announces Australian Tour Dates + Roadburn 2015 Appearances

New Orleans rulers of the riff, EYEHATEGOD, will return to Australia for a short but riotous run of live devastation next year. Slated to commence on January 29th, the band will take over Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Speakers will be blown; souls will be broken; lives will be changed forever. A few months later, EYEHATEGOD will pillage their way through Tilburg, The Netherlands for the 2015 edition of Roadburn where they’ll punish ears with two sets of gristly Southern, hardcore blues debauchery on April 9th and 10th.

EYEHATEGOD is currently en route to Austin, Texas readying to monopolize Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival this weekend. From there, the band will head west razing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates. See the updated itinerary below.

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AT THE GATES to headline fourth annual Decibel Magazine Tour with CONVERGE, VALLENFYRE

The Decibel Magazine Tour has established itself as the extreme music destination of the spring, bringing metalheads a thoughtfully curated lineup that celebrates the genre’s proud and diverse global legacy. The fourth installment is no different, as Swedish melodeath legends AT THE GATES join forces with U.S. hardcore heroes CONVERGE and U.K. death/doom supergroup VALLENFYRE, with yet one more very special opener to be announced this December.

Last year, Decibel brought you CARCASS’ first sustained domestic tour in five years, as the reanimated death metal legends introduced North America to long-awaited comeback album Surgical Steel. In 2015, we’re stoking fans’ salivary glands again, offering the first live taste of death metal icons AT THE GATES’ incredible 19-years-in-the-making At War With Reality. Presented by Century Media, IndieMerchstore.com, Nuclear Blast Mailorder, Handshake Inc., Lace Music, Deathwish Inc and Profound Lore, the 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour will slaughter the souls of North American concertgoers for 15 unforgettable dates, offering a bounty of extreme trailblazers making their best music right now.

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Crowbar Debuts New Music Video, More Tour Dates

Sludge mavens CROWBAR have debuted an all new music video today exclusively through NOISEY MUSIC for their latest single, “Symmetry in White.” Directed by Mike Holderbeast of Cement Level Studios (GOATWHORE, HIGH ON FIRE, EYEHATEGOD), this is the second video Holderbeast has done for the band having directed their last video for “Walk With Knowledge Wisely.”

CROWBAR has also announced a new batch of tour dates with label-mates UNEARTH and BLACK CROWN INITIATE for December. Dates will kick off in Pensacola, FL at the Vinyl Music Hall and trek through the eastern half of the U.S. before finishing up in Longview, TX.

Symmetry in Black was released back in May and sold over 4,000 copies in its first week of release, the highest of any LP?s in the band?s 25 year career, beating out its predecessor Sever the Wicked Hand released in 2011. Symmetry in Black has received quite the critical reception to boot. Metalsucks states, “It?s no surprise that it?s excellent, but what is a surprise is just how excellent it is.? With Windstein?s focus entirely on Crowbar for the first time since the band?s inception, the anticipation was higher than ever leading up to its release leading internet giants LOUDWIRE to declare, “Windstein?s singular focus pays off.?

Lastly, tastemakers INVISIBLE ORANGES go as far to say that the band “deliver their trademark style of passionate and despondent hardcore-influenced sludge metal with ruthlessness and grace, crafting a masterful album.? The crushing signature sound of Crowbar is at its peak on Symmetry in Black, the band?s most diverse yet cohesive release.

1. Walk With Knowledge Wisely
2. Symmetry In White
3. The Taste Of Dying
4. Reflection Of Deceit
5. Ageless Decay
6. Amaranthine
7. The Foreboding
8. Shaman Of Belief
9. Teach The Blind To See
10. A Wealth Of Empathy
11. Symbolic Suicide
12. The Piety Of Self-Loathing

IRON REAGAN Kick Off US Tour

Richmond, Virginia’s IRON REAGAN will kicked off their North American tour last night in Brooklyn, NY.  The band is touring in support of their Relapse Records debut The Tyranny of Will that is out now.  The tour, which includes headline shows, dates alongside Eyehategod and Powertrip as well as a festival appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX runs through November 21st culminating in a huge hometown show in Richmond, VA.

IRON REAGAN’s video for the song “Miserable Failure”, which was directed by Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang) can be viewed HERE;

The Tyranny of Will, IRON REAGAN’s Relapse debut is available now! This 24 song-wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury.

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SODOM to Release New EP Sacred Warpath in January 2015 on SPV/Steamhammer

On Tour in Europe With KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY!

Listen up, everybody! Mister Tom Angelripper has important things to say on the subject of the brand-new SODOM EP Sacred Warpath, on the state of the world and on life in general. He’s really vented his feelings: “Since we’ve been getting the impression that the world is falling apart at the seams, we’ve decided to make our voices head … while there’s still time. ‘Sacred Warpath’ was originally written for our upcoming album, but we feel it’s a good idea to release it now as an appetizer for future Sodom tracks. Because it’s going to get raw, brutal and will be a reflection of all the things that we’re afraid of and that give us nightmares. Pretty much like that hate-filled world we live in. And it’s probably more authentic than any of our releases so far.”

Tom Angelripper on the bonus material of SODOM’s new EP: “The record includes three representative titles which we recorded in Germany this year, and it’s guaranteed to become a rare collectors’ item. The cover will feature a re-paint of an old design from the 80s, which I did for a demo cover, painted in oil by Christian Ermel. This may all sound a little old-school, but that’s intentional. That’s what we’ve always been and always will be about. We very much hope to tie over the waiting time until the arrival of our new album. And now listen to my unmistakable demand on this world: turn back on your sacred warpath and find the path of peace before it’s too late. Our music will help you!”

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RINGS OF SATURN Lugal Ki En Out Now Via Unique Leader Records; Tour With As Blood Runs Black Begins Next Week

RINGS OF SATURN’s remorseless, boundary-destroying third full-length, Lugal Ki En, has officially infiltrated the population and is now available worldwide through Unique Leader Records. The album invaded purchase points stateside on Tuesday and today sees its way into European outlets, amidst an inundation of floored reactions from media outlets and open-minded fans of technical, extreme metal.

A cataclysmic display of RINGS OF SATURN’s most vicious, sci-fi obliteration yet, Lugal Ki En surges with nearly forty-five minutes relentless, cyber-infused deathcore destruction, based on a lyrical concept in which the Aliens wage war on the angels and demons of the universe after having conquered humanity. The album was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 (Kamikabe, Those Who Fear, Trophies), and features conceptual art pieces by Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art.

All of Lugal Ki En is now available for human consumption, streaming via YouTube RIGHT HERE;

The LP version of Lugal Ki En comes in two limited edition color varieties — purple and four-color splatter — bound in a gatefold sleeve with a digital download card.

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HUNTRESS To Support AMON AMARTH In Europe/UK Early 2015!

Supporting Arch Enemy And Kreator In North America This Fall!

California’s HUNTRESS will be touring North Amercia this fall with Arch Enemy and Kreator in support of their latest release, 2013’s Starbound Beast. The tour begins October 23rd in Baltimore, MD and runs through November 23rd in Cleveland, OH.

HUNTRESS will continue their rapid pace, having just announced a full European tour with Amon Amarth as direct support! Vocalist Jill Janus on the upcoming tour:

“The Gods have spoken! HUNTRESS will spend a wintery month with the Vikings from Sweden; Amon Amarth! It’s a fantasy come true to tour with one of our favorite bands as direct support. Huntress will bring the fury to Europe and the UK once again! This is an exciting time for us, just launching into a North American tour with the mighty Arch Enemy and Kreator. Our attack has been relentless, we’re now recording our third album in Los Angeles with production duo Andrew Alekel (Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Queens of the Stone Age, Clutch) and Jim Rota (Sound City, Fireball Ministry, Kyng), slated for release in early 2015. Spread it, shred it, behead it! Hail Heavy Metal!”

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KRISIUN begins work on new album; launches new video for “Blood Of Lions”

Death metal maniacs KRISIUN are proud to present their new video for “Blood Of Lions”, taken from their latest studio album, The Great Execution, and to announce the last set of dates on their “Great Execution World Tour”. The band comments:

“We made this video clip in celebration of 4 years of relentlessly touring around the globe in support of the album ‘The Great Execution’. This video features live footage shots from most of the festivals and clubs we played on this tour so far, just for you to feel the live energy of the band, from big festivals to small clubs. No fake fantasy or bullshit, just the sheer power we deliver in our live shows. During the past 4 years we played in various countries around the world and we’ll be wrapping up this world tour now by hitting places we haven’t played before yet on this cycle, this time going to Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai/Emirates.”

See below for upcoming dates and watch the video here:

KRISIUN has also started working on a new album, which is set for release in 2015. Moyses Kolesne (guitar) comments:

“We already have 8 new songs for the new album. We are still writing some more songs, and I can say we are very satisfied with the results. It’s going to be recorded around February/March 2015, with a possible release in the summer of 2015.”

KRISIUN live:
Nov. 6 – Osaka, Japan – Namba Rockets
Nov. 7 – Nagoya, Japan – Imaike Club 3Star
Nov. 8 – Tokyo, Japan – Cyclone
Nov. 9 – Tokyo, Japan – Cyclone
Nov. 12 – Perth, Australia – Amplifier
Nov. 13 – Brisbane, Australia – Crowbar
Nov. 14 – Sydney, Australia – The Bald Faced Stag Hotel
Nov. 15 – Melbourne, Australia – Bendigo Hotel
Nov. 16 – Wellington, New Zealand – Valhalla
Nov. 17 – Auckland, New Zealand – Kings Arms
Nov. 18 – Melbourne, Australia – Ding Dong
Nov. 22 – Dubai, Emirates – The Music Room

NEUROSIS: New North American Performances Begin This Weekend At Southwest Terror Fest

NEUROSIS begins a new string of North American tour and festival dates beginning this weekend with two headlining shows.

First, the band will perform on the main stage of Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, this Saturday, October 18th in Tucson, Arizona, with support from The Body, Author & Punisher and Sorxe. The next evening, October 19th, NEUROSIS will headline a one-off show in Denver, Colorado with Subrosa and In The Company Of Serpents.

One week later, NEUROSIS will perform at the second Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, Texas on Satruday, October 25th alongside Neurot kin, Corrections House, with Voivod, Samhain, Eyehategod, Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Author & Punisher and more also set to play at the gathering.

Next month, the second annual Bestia Festival in Mexico City, Mexico, has invited NEUROSIS to take part in their five-day gala, set to run from November 19th to the 23rd, with performances from The Ex, Monogatari, (SIC), Han Bennink, Terrie Ex, Marc Ribot, Ray Anderson, Bob Stewart and others confirmed, in addition to music workshops, film screenings and more will fill the festival grounds.

Additional NEUROSIS live sightings will be made in 2015, including the band’s return to Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore alongside fellow Neurot acts Ufomammut and Yob, where NEUROSIS plays on Sunday, May 24th with Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Demilich, Goatsnake, Inverloch, Primordial, Winter, Tombs and more.

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:
10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest
10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents
10/25/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX
11/19-23/2014 Bestia Festival – Ciudad, Mexico
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

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