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ALLEGAEON Return With ‘Elements of the Infinite’ Out June 24th in North America on Metal Blade Records‏


With change comes new ideas, and Elements of The Infinite is the culmination of a flurry of new ideas within ALLEGAEON. It is, in essence, an album with a chip on its shoulder, a point to prove, and a big step out of the shadows from its predecessor. With two new members, the band is in a very different place than they’ve ever been, and the music reflects that.

Elements of the Infinite was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado Feb-April 2014. Otero’s work has been more prominent in the last few years – some fans may have heard his work on the latest Cattle Decapitation album, Cephalic Carnage, and more.

Elements of the Infinite will be released on June 24, 2014 in North America, and June 23 in the UK/Europe and June 20 in the European G|A|S territories.  ALLEGAEON have completed work on a video for the song “1.618”.



With the release of their highly anticipated Prosthetic debut “Titan” drawing nearer, Greek metal gods SEPTICFLESH have unveiled a new track from the album — “Burn.”

The group has also unveiled the complete itinerary for their North American summer tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse. The “Conquerors of the World 2014” tour, which will also feature Italian death metal quartet Hour of Penance and Canadian occultists Necronomicon, will kick off on June 22. Full dates are listed below.

06/22 Springfield, VA – Empire #
06/23 Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13 #
06/24 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
06/25 Cambridge, MA – Middle East #
06/26 Montreal, QC – Café Campus #
06/27 Toronto, ON – Opera House #
06/28 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry #
06/29 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s #
06/30 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock #
07/01 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre #
07/03 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room #
07/04 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre #
07/05 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven #
07/06 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge #
07/07 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House #
07/08 West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues #
07/09 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon #
07/10 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto #
07/12 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
# with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance & Necronomicon

HAMMERCULT Release New Video for ‘Satanic Lust‏’


Neo Thrashers HAMMERCULT from Israel have announced a couple of continental European Festival appearances this summer together with a new video (featuring reviews and quotes) for their song “Satanic Lust” taken from their current album “Steelcrusher“.

HAMMERCULT live 2014
07.06. D-Reichenbach – Chronical Moshers Open Air
10.07. D-Ballenstedt – Rock Harz Open Air
11.07. B-Antwerp – Antwerp Metal Fest

HANK3 Announces Upcoming Eastern U.S. Tour – Hitting 14 Venues this June‏


HANK3, the most famous hellbilly rock n’ roll outlaw of all time, will perform at 14 music venues up, down, and all around the Eastern portion of the U.S. this June. The tour will kick off on June 3rd in Louisville, KY at the Mercury Ballroom and will run through West Virginia, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia before coming to an end on June 22nd in Raleigh, NC at the Lincoln Theatre.

HANK3 dropped his two new albums in October 2013; double country disc Brothers of the 4×4 and single punk disc A Fiendish Threat (by his new project “3”) via HANK3 Records.  Both new albums are also available in a double LP edition.

HANK3 Spring 2014 Tour Dates
6/3 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
6/4 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
6/6 – Huntington, WV @ V Club
6/7 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St
6/8 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar
6/10 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
6/11 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
6/13 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
6/14 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
6/17 – New York, NY @ Gramercy
6/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
6/20 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
6/21 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVA
6/22 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre



Ok, so I have been looking forward to seeing GHOST (Let’s just dispense with the Ghost B.C. business. Nobody calls them that.) for quite a while now. I could have gone to see them last October when they opened for Avenged Sevenfold, but really – who wants to shell out $50 to watch them play a 20 minute set while being surrounded by an arena (half) full of people who think that Avenged Sevenfold is a good band.

Another thing I was excited about is the new commuter rail system that just started running in Orlando. Those of you who live in actual cities may wonder what the big deal is. You’ve had subways or rail systems or some kind of functioning mass transit for so long that you take it for granted. Not us. Despite having all the trappings of a real city (pro basketball team, huge international airport, major tourist destination) if you want to get anywhere around here you have to jump in your car and road rage it down I-4. Until last week.

Imagine my disappointment when I looked up the train schedule and found that it doesn’t run on weekends and the last train out of downtown back toward civilization leaves at 9 fuckin 30. What kind of hodunk podunk bullshit is that? It’s embarrassing. It’s like we’re intentionally trying to look like yokels. Oh well, two steps forward, one step back I suppose. Anyway, I got in my car and drove to the venue like some kind of fucking Luddite.

I have been catching shows at the Beacham since the ’90s, and I have come to learn that there is one thing you can count on when seeing a band there: The sound is going to be terrible. I’m not sure if it’s the shape of the theater or the construction materials or both, but it always sounds like crap there. Usually a mix of too much volume, muddy low end, and some feedback thrown in for good measure. Not tonight! GHOST sounded clean and clear. I’m pretty sure this was because GHOST had no amps on stage, nor did they have floor monitors or side fills. Both the guitars and bass were run direct and they were using in ear monitors. Maybe more bands should look into this type of set up. It really eliminated a lot of extra noise that normally plagues this venue.

GHOST played a nice variety of songs off Opus Eponymous and Infestissumam. I heard every song I wanted to hear, and they all sounded pretty much like the album. I felt like the simpler, more rock based material from Opus Eponymous came across better live than did the more “poppy” material from Infestissumam. However, the crowd reaction to “Year Zero“, “Ghuleh / Zombie Queen“, and “Monstrance Clock” was more enthusiastic than for the earlier material. I will say that at times I thought they relied too heavily on the backing vocal tracks, but it wasn’t bad enough to distract me from enjoying the show. Also, Papa Emeritus II an excellent frontman. He’s soft spoken and witty with the crowd between songs. I wish more bands would be this way instead of just screaming “This next song is ARGLEGARBLENECRODIE!!”

To sum it up: GHOST was awesome and if they come to your town you should go see them, mass transit or not.

Reviewed by Alonzo Mosely AKA Slippery Jim of the legendary Crotchduster, and guitarist for the undeniably badass DESTRUCTONOMICON

NOISEM Locks May Tour With Jarhead Fertilizer‏


Baltimore death/thrash mosh motivators, NOISEM, fresh off of the massive North American Decibel Magazine Tour alongside Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder and Gorguts, have just confirmed another string of live actions for this month.

From May 13th through the 20th, NOISEM will entangle their ultra-rabid whirlwind of divebomb-infused speed metal and mangled death structures on an eight-city run in the Northeast US, including Brooklyn, York, Buffalo, Erie, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Bethesda and Ocean City. Support for the quick but deadly trek will be provided by Ocean City’s grueling hardcore/powerviolence crew, Jarhead Fertilizer, featuring members of Full Of Hell.

NOISEM also just tracked a new single for A389 called “Consumed,” which is being slated for release this Fall. More info will follow in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out the track, “Defiled,” released as part of Decibel Magazine’s Flexi Series.

NOISEM w/ Jarhead Fertilizer
5/13/2014 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
5/14/2014 The Depot – York, PA
5/15/2014 The Lair – Buffalo, NY
5/16/2014 Basement Transitions – Erie, PA
5/17/2014 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH
5/18/2014 TBA – Pittsburgh, PA
5/19/2014 Chef Tony’s Restaurant – Bethesda, MD
5/20/2014 Swirled World – Ocean City, MD

DECIBEL MAGAZINE Releases Dave Brockie Tribute Issue‏


It was just over a month ago when the world was shocked and saddened by the passing of Dave Brockie AKA Oderus Urungus.  One publication that has been supportive of GWAR for quite some time is Decibel MagazineDave and Oderus both contributed articles to the magazine, all of which were quite memorable.

After hearing the news Decibel Editor in Chief Albert Mudrian decided to dedicate an issue to Dave.  The special piece features essays from friends, and GWAR family.  These include special pieces from Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Mike Bishop (Original Beefcake), Members of Ghoul, Chris Bopst (Original Jaws of Death), Jon Freeman (Publicist) and Decibel scribe J. Bennett.

Mudrian commented on the issue: “I’ve never felt this strongly about a Decibel cover story before. I hope it helps illustrate how irreplaceable a figure Dave Brockie is in the metal world and beyond.” This special issue can be ordered from the Decibel Web Store here.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announces Additional North American Dates Preceding Tour With Meshuggah


As previously announced, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will be joining Meshuggah for their 25th anniversary tour across North America. In addition to those shows, BTBAM will be performing select headlining beginning on May 29 with Trioscapes serving as direct support. Trioscapes, featuring BTBAM bassist Dan Briggs, released their debut album on Metal Blade Records last year. The band also features Walter Fancourt (saxophone) and Matt Lynch (drums).

5/30/2014 Stickyz – Little Rock AR
5/31/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
6/01/2014 The Mohawk – Austin, TX
6/03/2014 The Nile – Mesa, AZ
6/04/2014 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

w/ Meshuggah
6/06/2014 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
6/07/2014 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
6/09/2014 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
6/11/2014 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
6/12/2014 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO * No Meshuggah
6/13/2014 The Irving Theater – Indianapolis, IN * No Meshuggah
6/14/2014 Pop’s – Sauget IL, w/ Meshuggah
6/15/2014 Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
6/17/2014 The Fillmore Silver – Spring, MD
6/18/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
6/19/2014 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
6/20/2014 Amnesia Rock Fest – Montebello, QC Amnesia Rock Fest
6/21/2014 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
6/23/2014 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA * No Meshuggah

LOCUSTA: Ohio Technical Grinding Death Unit Announces Live Takeover‏


After a two-year hiatus, Ohio technical grinding death metal peddlers, LOCUSTA, will be embarking on a live takeover through the East Coast this Spring! Slated to commence on May 13th in Raleigh, North Caroline, LOCUSTA will rape faces through Columbia, Knoxville, Columbus, Washington DC, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Providence, Portland, Philadelphia, Harrisonburg and Richmond with additional incursions to be announced in the coming weeks. The band will be joined by drummer Alex Tomlin (Battlemaster, Arsis, Withered).

LOCUSTA is currently putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled full-length tentatively scheduled to drop later this year. In the meantime, ravaging preview track, “Contaminant Remains,” will appear on the band’s forthcoming, four-track Dendromorphosis EP which also includes a molten rendition of Death’sSee Through Dreams,” and artwork by renowned designer Lucas Ruggieri (BlackTusk, Kylesa, Ghoul, cough et al). Dendromorphosis will be available for purchase at all upcoming tour dates.

LOCUSTA Live Incursions 2014
5/13/2014 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC w/ Warhead
5/14/2014 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC w/ Marrow Of Earth, Axattack, Waft
5/17/2014 The Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN w/ Red Necklace, Vomit Breath
5/18/2014 The Carabar – Columbus, OH w/ Ulcerate, Inter Arma
5/20/2014 Smash Records – Washington, DC w/ Exar Kun, Gloom
5/21/2014 MDF Matinee @ Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD w/ Horrendous, Coffin Dust
5/28/2014 The Paper Box – Brooklyn, NY w/ Diocletian, Manticore, Goat Torment, Pissgrave, Unholy Spirits, Damnatum, Ominous Resurrection, Sacristy
5/29/2014 The Black Box – Providence, RI w/ Crypter, Orsus, Deathstate
5/30/2014 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME w/ Sylvia, Livver, Notox (Ex Toxic Narcotic)
5/31/2014 The Millcreek Tavern – Philadelphia, PA w/ Coffin Dust, Dridge
6/01/2014 The Blue Nile – Harrisonburg, PA w/ Earthling, Evicera
6/03/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Eyehategod, Ringworm, Enabler, Gritter

Philip Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival Announces Exclusive THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE Screening Featuring Original Cast Members!‏


It’s less than six months before the return of Philip Anselmo and Corey Mitchell’s horror and heavy metal groundbreaking event, the Housecore Horror Film Festival! In 2013, a phone call between Mitchell and Anselmo led to the brilliant idea to bring Italian soundtrack maestros, Goblin, to the United States for the first time to score Dario Argento’s classic giallo SUSPIRIA. It led to two nights of Goblin performances and the band’s first-ever United States tour after more than 40 years of existence.

In 2014, yet another phone call led to yet another crazy idea to make HHFF even bigger this year. Mitchell was speaking with HHFF staffer Nic “Machine” Brown about what films to screen at this year’s festival and, of course, the conversation immediately honed in on the 40th anniversary of the most important film in Texas history, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. Mitchell told Brown that it was imperative that we bring TXCM back to its old stomping grounds of Austin, Texas. Brown agreed and set out to find everyone in the film that was still alive and asked if they would join Anselmo in his own world of mayhem. ALL of the living members of the main cast agreed to appear at HHFF ’14 and they include:

GUNNAR HANSEN (Leatherface)
MARILYN BURNS (Sally Hardesty)
EDWIN NEAL (The Hitchhiker)
JOHN DUGAN (Grandpa)
ED GUINN (Cattle Truck Driver)

Anselmo is blown away that the entire living cast will be at HHFF. “TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is such an incredibly important film, not just horror film, and to have all of these amazing people come to Housecore Horror and share this incredible anniversary with me and all of our friends is simply mind-blowing!”

Expect the cast to eagerly participate in supporting their film. They will be at HHFF all weekend and participate on panels about the film, a Q&A after the screening of the film, as well as signing autographs and taking pictures with their fans. Many more bands, special guests, films, and special events to be announced over the next few months.



Guitarist/vocalist Peter W. of  VADER discusses “Armada On Fire” and “Triumph Of Death,” two tracks off the band’s twelfth studio album, TIBI ET IGNI, due out in North America on June 10th.

VANHELGD Releases Lead Track From ‘Relics Of Sulphur Salvation’


Swedish death metal cult VANHELGD has released “Dödens Maskätna Anlete,” the harrowing opening track from their third LP, Relics Of Sulphur Salvation.

Relics Of Sulphur Salvation will see North American release via 20 Buck Spin on May 27th. While Pulverised will handle CD and digital sales internationally, the LP edition will be released worldwide by 20 Buck Spin, including limited colored vinyl for mailorder customers.

DEATH ANGEL: “The Dream Calls for Blood” Video Clip Now Online


San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL, have released the video clip for the title-track of their new album The Dream Calls for Blood.

The Dream Calls for Blood was recorded at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY,CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL).

Lucifers Hammer (US) re-issue premiere

Lucifers Hammer from US, playing occult Black/Death Metal has its forgotten album reissued by Destro Records. ‘The Mists of Time’ originally came out in 1997 and was extremely overlooked. This music which is atmospheric and reeking of malice is thankfully reissued along with the demo and contains new artwork and special packaging. is proud to premiere the whole release here –


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RIVERS OF NIHIL Debuts “Birth Of The Omnisavior” Video; Tour With Whitechapel And Devildriver Begins Next Month‏


Reading, Pennsylvania natives, RIVERS OF NIHIL, continue their ascent of the death metal ladder with a brand new music video. “Birth Of The Omnisavior” is a sleek and dark video that captures visually what this band does so well sonically: play emboldened, deftly-executed death metal. Watch “Birth Of The Omnisavior” from latest album, The Conscious Seed Of Light.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Whitechapel, Revocation
5/14/2014 Fubar – St Louis, MO
5/15/2014 Czar Bar – Kansas City, MO

w/ Whitechapel, Devildriver, Revocation, Carnifex, Fit For An Autopsy
5/17/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
5/18/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
5/19/2014 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
5/20/2014 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
5/21/2014 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
5/22/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
5/23/2014 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
5/24/2014 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
5/25/2014 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
5/26/2014 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
5/27/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/29/2014 Marquee Beer Market & Stage – Calgary, AB
5/30/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
5/31/2014 Riddell Centre – Regina, SK
6/1/2014 The Venue – Fargo, ND
6/2/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
6/3/2014 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
6/4/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
6/5/2014 CenterStage Bar and Grill – Kokomo, IN
6/7/2014 The International – Knoxville, TN
6/8/2014 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
6/10/2014 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
6/11/2014 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
6/12/2014 Stage 48 – New York, NY
6/13/2014 Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
6/14/2014 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
6/15/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
6/16/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
6/17/2014 Firestone Live – Orlando, FL
6/18/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
6/20/2014 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
6/21/2014 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
6/22/2014 Gas Monkey Bar N Grill – Dallas, TX
6/23/2014 Mohawk – Austin, TX

w/ Whitechapel, Revocation
6/25/2014 The Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Announces Release Date Of Celestite; Tour Dates Confirmed‏


Excitement has been growing since WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM announced the unexpected release of Celestite, an instrumental, experimental companion record to 2011’s Celestial Lineage.

Celestite sees the band take a deeper excursion into the crystalline synthesizer-driven domains that have long intrigued them. With the aid of producer Randall Dunn, the band unearthed a hidden soundscape that is only loosely tethered to their familiar sound, yet is still unmistakably the work of WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM. We are pleased to confirm the North American release date for Celestite as July 8th, 2014, marking the maiden release on the band’s new label, Artemisia Records, which will be their outlet for future recordings.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will also return to the road this Summer in conjunction with the release of Celestite, with a run of West Coast North American July tour dates just announced and more to follow.

7/11/2014 Capital Theatre Backstage – Olympia, WA
7/12/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
7/13/2014 The Venue – Vancouver, BC
7/14/2014 Crocodile – Seattle, WA
7/15/2014 Star Theatre – Portland, OR
7/17/2014 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
7/18/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
7/19/2014 Che Café – San Diego, CA
7/20/2014 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA

Details Announced For GWAR-B-Q and Dave Brockie Memorial, First GWAR-B-Q Bands Unveiled‏


Presented once again by Slave Pit Inc. and sponsored by Ring Dog Rescue, The 5th Annual GWAR-B-Q and Dave Brockie Memorial will certainly go down in history as one of the most significant events to happen in Richmond since the Civil War.

In a celebration of the life of David Murray Brockie, a special memorial event will be held FREE to the public from 4:00 PM -7:00 PM ONLY on Aug 15, 2014 at Hadad’s Lake (located at 7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond,VA 23231). Fans, friends, family and bohabs will have the opportunity to pay their respects, as they drunkenly toast with a GWAR Beer in one hand, while wearing the commemorative Dave Brockie Fund vomit stained t-shirt as Oderus Urungus is set ablaze in a Viking Funeral Pyre on the lake.

In keeping with the tradition of past GWAR-B-Q’s, Slave Pit Inc. has revealed the first bands confirmed for the event.  The GWAR-B-Q will feature the heaviest, and most legendary line up of bands that the metal and punk scenes have to offer. Heavyweights such as Hatebreed, hometown heroes Kepone, with former GWAR member Beefcake, the infamous Meatmen, featuring the Dutch Hercules, Tesco Vee and a very special appearance by the Original Gangsters, Body Count. For a full lineup of bands go here.

You can make a donation to the Dave Brockie Fund and purchase the Official Dave Brockie Tribute Shirt here.

ULCERATE: Vermis North America MMXIV Tour Begins This Week‏


The members of Auckland, New Zealand’s demoralizing trio, ULCERATE, are currently headed stateside, as their return to North America embarks this week with the Vermis North America MMXIV tour, beginning this Thursday, May 1st.

Sponsored by Metal Injection, Vermis North America MMXIV will be ULCERATE’s first return to the continent since their mini-tour in 2012, culminated with their memorably punishing set at Maryland Deathfest that year. This time touring in support of their fourth LP, Vermis, ULCERATE will inundate the populous with their incredibly destructive, dynamic style of supremely cutting edge death metal imaginable for nineteen days and nights on the new trek, which will include the band’s first shows on the West Coast. The excursion will come to a close with a return performance at the massive Maryland Death Fest on May 19th. Tour support for ULCERATE will be provided by Relapse lablemates, Inter Arma, on the majority of the dates.

ULCERATE Vermis North America MMXIV
5/01/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
5/02/2014 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
5/03/2014 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
5/04/2014 The Highline – Seattle, WA
5/06/2014 Starlight Lounge – Sacramento, CA
5/09/2014 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA w/ Inter Arma
5/10/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Inter Arma
5/11/2014 Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA w/ Inter Arma
5/12/2014 Les Katacombes – Montreal, QC w/ Inter Arma
5/13/2014 Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda – Rouyn-Noranda, QC w/ Inter Arma
5/14/5012 Comfort Zone – Toronto, ON w/ Inter Arma
5/15/2014 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI w/ Inter Arma
5/16/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Inter Arma
5/17/2014 Brass Rail – Fort Wayne, IN w/ Inter Arma
5/18/2014 Carabar – Columbus, OH w/ Inter Arma
5/19/2014 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Inter Arma
5/20/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Inter Arma
5/21/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA w/ Inter Arma
5/25/2014 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

PRONG Release Lyric Video for “Turnover”‏


PRONG has released a lyric video for the new song “Turnover” taken from their brand new album “Ruining Lives“.

The new album “Ruining Lives” is out now in Europe and will be released in the USA/Canada on May 13th through Steamhammer/SPV as a limited Digipak version that includes 1 bonus track and a poster, as a double gatefold colored vinyl version incl. 1 bonus track and the CD in cardboard sleeve, as a standard CD version and download.

PRONG Live 2014
22.07. I-Milano – Lo-Fi
24.07. SLO-Tolmin – Metaldays
26.07. D-Viersen – Eier mit Speck Festival
27.07. NL-Eindhoven – Dynamo
29.07. NL-Rotterdam – Baroeg
30.07. D-Weinheim – Cafe Central
31.07. D-Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
01.08. D-Wacken – Wacken Open Air
08.08. GB-Derbyshire – Bloodstock Open Air
09.08. B-Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
23.08. D-Bad Wünnenberg – Wünnstock Open Air

WOLVHAMMER: Details Of Impending Third LP Announced; ‘Clawing Into Black Sun’ Set For July Release Via Profound Lore‏


Midwestern metal cult, WOLVHAMMER, has put the final touches on their third studio full-length, and today unveils the album’s full info including the cover art and a short trailer.

The core of WOLVHAMMER — vocalist Adam Clemans (Shaidar Logoth), guitarist Jeff Wilson (Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves, Doomsday, ex-Nachtmystium), and drummer Heath Rave (ex-Across Tundras) — infiltrated Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota in March, with Dan Jensen at the soundboard, pounding out eight new hymns for the nearly fifty-minute-long Clawing Into Black Sun, which will see release through Profound Lore on Tuesday, July 8th.

While their last tour run saw them on a successful run supporting The Black Dahlia Murder and Skeletonwitch, coinciding with the release of Clawing Into Black Sun, the WOLVHAMMER outfit — bassist Joe Noel (ex-Samothrace, ex-Altar of Plagues) and guitarist Brendan Seven completing the lineup — will announce a barrage of live assaults and widespread touring in support of their most punishing and accomplished offering yet. Additional updates on WOLVHAMMER’s upcoming plans and tunes from Clawing Into Black Sun will be released over the coming weeks.

SUMMER SLAUGHTER 2014 Lineup Unveiled!


The most extreme tour of the year has returned with its most crushing lineup yet. The eighth annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by, runs from July 17th through August 10th. It features such heavyweights as Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins and Fallujah. The tour will stop at The House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 19th and Irving Plaza in New York on August 8th with VIP ticketing currently available now for both shows. Look for the complete list of tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.



Guitarist/vocalist Peter W. of VADER discusses “Go To Hell” and “Where Angels Weep,” the first two tracks on the band’s twelfth studio album, TIBI ET IGNI, due out in North America on June 10th.

DENVER BLACK SKY Announces Its Second Edition Of Live Debauchery


Following a hugely successful debut last December, the bringers of DENVER BLACK SKY are pleased to announce their second edition of live debauchery! This year’s DENVER BLACK SKY event will take place August 2nd and 3rd again at the Gothic Theatre and Moe’s BBQ and feature another vicious lineup that includes appearances by:

Day 1 – August 2nd, 2014
Municipal Waste
Cephalic Carnage
Dead Temple
In The Company Of Serpents
Vale of Pnath
Ghosts of Glaciers
The Xiphoid Process

Day 2 – August 3rd, 2014
Brutal Truth
Cannabis Corpse
Early Graves
The Drip
Zombie Hate Brigade
Condemned Remains

Brand New Slayer Song, Band Forms Own Label Imprint‏


Last night at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Slayer surprised the capacity crowd with an unannounced performance, kicking off the show with a three-song set that included the global premiere of “Implode,” the band’s first new studio recording in five years.

Later this year, the two-time Grammy-winning Slayer will begin recording a new album, tentatively set for an early 2015 release date.  The album will make Slayer history as it will be released on Nuclear Blast Records through the band’s own label imprint, closing out a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings.  No name for the imprint has been decided on yet.

“Rick has played a huge role in our career, we’ve made some great albums with him,” said Slayer’s Tom Araya.  “But today is a new day, record companies don’t play the kind of role they once did, and we really like the idea of going out on our own, connecting directly with our fans, and Nuclear Blast is fired up about taking on that challenge with us.” All future recordings on the band’s label imprint will be released worldwide exclusively through Nuclear Blast.

Slayer will spend the next few months on the road touring major North American and European festivals as well as headlining dates, sharing the stages with Metallica, Iron Maiden and more (see below), but is expected to be back in the studio in the fall to record the rest of the new album.

9 The Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT
10 Fillmore, Denver, CO
11 Shrine, Billings, MT
13 Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO
15 The Pageant, St Louis, MO
16 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
17 Rock on the Range, Columbus, OH
28 Sonisphere Festival @ Hietaniemi Beach, Helsinki, Finland
30 STHLM Fields @ Gardet Royal Park, Stockholm, Sweden
31 FortaRock Festival Goffertpark, Nijmegen, Netherlands
1 Sonisphere Festival @ Valle Hoven, Oslo, Norway
3 Horsens Gaol, Horsens, Denmark
4 Sonisphere Festival @ Imtech Arena, Hamburg, Germany
5 Den Atelier, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
7 Rock AM Ring, Nurburgring, Germany
8 Rock Im Ring, Nurnberg, Germany
9 Z7 Konzertfabrik, Prattein, Switzerland
13 Nova Rock @Pannonia Fields, Nicklesdorf, Austria
15 Live Club, Milan, Italy
16 Estragon, Bologna, Italy
18 Paloma, Niems, France
20 Hellfest @Rue de Champ Louet, Clisson, France
21 Tons of Rock Restival, Halden, Norway
24 Stadion Miejeski, Poznan, Poland
26 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
27 Graspop, Dessel, Belgium
30 Limelight, Belfast, Ireland
1 Academy, Dublin, Ireland
4 Paris Le Zenith, Paris, France
5 Sonisphere Festival @ Knebworth, Knebworth Park, England
3 Milo Club, Nizny Novgorad, Russia
4 Arena Moscow Club, Moscow, Russia
5 A2 Club, St. Petersburg, Russia
8 Brutal Assault Festival, Old Army Fortress Josefov, Jaromer, Czech Republic
10 Heavy Montreal Festival @ Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec

CANNABIS CORPSE release new track, “Zero Weed Tolerance”‏


Richmond, VA based death metal powerhouse CANNABIS CORPSE have released the first new track from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘From Wisdom to Baked‘. The new track, titled “Zero Weed Tolerance” is streaming below. ‘From Wisdom to Baked‘ will be released in North America on June 24 (June 20 world-wide).

CANNABIS CORPSE have announced a special live date as part of this year’s Denver Black Skies Festival. The two day festival, which runs from August 2-3 will see the band play alongside BRUTAL TRUTH, PHOBIA, NAILS, and many more.

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