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IN DEFENCE To Release Don’t Fuck With The Dungeon Master Album; “Tacos Til Death” Now Playing At New Noise Magazine

Minneapolis, Minnesota mosh instigators, IN DEFENCE,will independently unleash their face-displacing fourth full-length, Don’t Fuck With The Dungeon Master, later this month, and today the act wages war on the pizza industry with an exclusive premiere of “Tacos Til Death” via New Noise Magazine.

 

Proclaims the unruly IN DEFENCE mob to the triangle-consuming slaves of America, “This song is a declaration of war against the pizza loving industry, and their efforts to brainwash the masses into buying that abomination that they still have the audacity to call ‘food’ will no longer be tolerated. For far too long the Taco has been belittled and under-represented. This will go on no longer. Today is our day. We are legion. Tacos Till Death.” The featured track runs alongside a gnarly tour diary of the band’s Southeastern US tour earlier this year.

 

As the salsa drips from your raised, bleeding fist, deploy IN DEFENCE’s “Tacos Til Death” via New Noise Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

 

Early in the year the band also leaked the album-opening Unholy Water” through Noisey RIGHT HERE.

 

Jamming eleven rapid, jaw-clenching audio attacks into their latest release, IN DEFENCE delivers their most damaging degeneracy to date on Don’t Fuck With The Dungeon Master. Recorded, engineered and mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Studios, and mixed by Joel Grind at Audiosiege, the Twin Cities terrors bring their most outwardly tongue-in-cheek lyrical lashings and hyperspeed riff-bashings to date to the plate on their newest monstrosity. Appropriately lunatic cover art by Andrei Bouzikov overtakes the cover of this new brutalizer, which will see release directly through the band on CD and digital outlets on June 16th. Preorders for the record are live at RIGHT HERE.

 

Don’t Fuck With The Dungeon Master Track Listing:

1. Unholy Water

2. Tacos Til Death

3. Guns Don’t Belong In Schools, Swords Do!

4. Don’t Fuck With The Dungeon Master

5. No One Survives The Death Pit

6. A.D.H.D.T.V.

7. Fun With Beer (Projectile Partying)

8. Grill And Be Grilled

9. Amber Waves Of Lame

10. Refrigerator: The Energy Efficient Household Appliance That Eats People

11. Circle Pit The Casket

 

Following their Southeastern US tour earlier this year, and a hometown record release show for Don’t Fuck With The Dungeon Master in recent days, IN DEFENCE is booking new live excursions for the second half of 2015. Already confirmed to take part in the upcoming Full Terror Assault Fest in Cave-In Rock, Illinois September 10th – 12th with the likes of Napalm Death, Obituary, Terrorizer, Eyehategod and more, the band is working on locking down a West Coast tour in August, a European tour in September and October, and a trek to Japan and Australia in November. Stand by for updates on the impending worldwide invasion of this crew’s unstoppable live madness!

 

IN DEFENCE Live Actions:

9/10-12/2015 Full Terror Assault Fest – Cave-In Rock, IL w/ Napalm Death, Obituary, Terrorizer, Eyehategod

 

IN DEFENCE has proven themselves as a diehard annihilation squad, with an imposing recording resume and untamable fascination with on-stage mayhem. Having formed as a more straightforward hardcore act in 2006, the quartet’s volatile brew quickly decayed into more of a thrash-inspired crossover attack, the sound they’ve dominated in the studio and live ever since. While steadily pushing for positive societal change and unity, their methodology is heavily party and satire-infiltrated versus taking a preacher’s stance with their views. Bringing together headbangers and punks to circle pit in unity, IN DEFENCE has crossed the US multiple times a year, having toured and/or shared the stage with The Casualties, Toxic Holocaust, MDC, DRI, Cro-Mags, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Danzig, Municipal Waste among countless others, in addition to having toured in Puerto Rico and fourteen countries in Europe.

 

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CHILD BITE Unleashes “Mongoloid Obsession” Video Featuring A Cameo By Philip H. Anselmo At Metal Injection Band To Kick Off Dates With Coliseum Tonight + July Tour With Superjoint Confirmed

In celebration of their tour kick off with Coliseum tonight, Detroit punk/metal/noise rock oddballs, CHILD BITE, are pleased to unleash a brand new video for “Mongoloid Obsession.” The tune comes by way of the band’s pillaging Strange Waste EP, released last year via Housecore Records.

 

Written and directed by the band during their recent studio sessions at the famed Nodferatu’s Lair and self-described as a “lo-if slab of Ed Wood-meets-John Waters bafoonery,” “Mongoloid Obsession” features a cameo appearance by Philip H. Anselmo and finds CHILD BITE at their most bizarre. Elaborates Metal Injection, “It’s a really, jarringly fucking strange track that sits somewhere between a scary Dead Kennedys song and what would happen if bands like Dead Again and Trap them joined The Residents.”

 

Check out “Mongoloid Obsession,” now playing at Metal Injection at THIS LOCATION.

 

And if you missed it, peep the band’s video for “Ancestral Ooze.” Written and directed by ex-Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Jeff Tuttle and featuring the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne, the clip is a tribute to the 1987 underground horror flick Street Trash and is still rocking Decibel at THIS LOCATION.

 

Titled Negative Noise, CHILD BITE‘s impending new full-length was recorded by Anselmo and will be released later this year via Housecore Records. In the meantime, CHILD BITE will bring their audio abrasions to the streets again supporting Kentucky’s Coliseum for a nine-date run of East Coast demolitions set to commence this evening in Louisville. From there, the band will make their way back to their home turf with a short run of Canadian dates and take a brief laundry day breather before heading back out with metal icons, Superjoint. The It Takes Guts Tour will run from July 10th through July 25th and includes additional support from labelmates, King Parrot.

 

Comments the band, “Us CHILD BITE fellas are honored as fuck to get the opening slot on the Superjoint tour. Phil has been championing us now for a couple years, since we did that Anal Cunt tribute together. He’s a sweet, gentle little angel once you get past the rippling muscles and head tattoos. To head out on tour with one of his bands, as well as everybody’s favorite aborigines-gone-grindcore act, King Parrot, sounds like a great way to spend this July. We just got the A/C fixed in our van, so we have that going for us too.”

 

CHILD BITE w/ Coliseum:
6/05/2015 The New Vintage – Louisville, KY
6/06/2015 The End – Nashville, TN
6/07/2015 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
6/09/2015 Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA
6/10/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
6/11/2015 DC9 – Washington, DC
6/12/2015 Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
6/13/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
6/15/2015 Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA

End Tour:

6/18/2015 Men & Mollyz – Halifax, NS

6/19/2015 the Posrtsman – Charlottetown, PE

6/20/2015 Claude’s House – Moncton, NB

6/21/2015 L’Alize Bar Concert – Montreal, QC

6/22/2015 Avant-Garde – Ottawa, ON

6/23/2015 Pact Bar – Toronto, ON

6/24/2015 The Temple – St. Catherines, ON

6/25/2015 Call The Office – London, ON

6/26/2015 Majestic Café – Detroit, MI

w/ Superjoint, King Parrot:

7/10/2015 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
7/11/2015 Fitzgerald’s – Houston TX
7/12/2015 Gas Monkey  – Dallas TX
7/14/2015 Bogarts – Cincinnati OH
7/15/2015 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
7/17/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie NY
7/18/2015 Chameleon Club – Lancaster PA
7/19/2015 V-Club – Huntington, WV
7/21/2015 Greene Street – Greensboro, NC
7/23/2015 Warehouse Live – Clarksville, TN
7/24/2015 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola FL
7/25/2015 Warehouse – Shreveport, LA
Main event page HERE.   

 

Sample the deliciously twisted sounds of Strange Waste, still streaming in full at Revolver Magazine RIGHT HERE. Strange Waste is currently available on CD, double vinyl seven-inch and digitally via Housecore Records at THIS LOCATION.

 

“…the soundtrack to the greatest psychotic slasher film that never was…” — American Aftermath

 

“…one awesomely strange slice of loud rock that is sure to thrill fans who lurk on the outskirts of the scene.” – Verbicide

 

CHILD BITE‘s music smashes into you, as fast as a freight train and just as heavy. The guitars are a blistering blur of nimble and gnarly tones, with the rhythm section’s raucous grooves propelling a raspy, yowling vocalist’s emphatically motor-mouthed lyrics…” – Detroit Free Press

 

“Knight’s voice is what I image one would get by throwing the vocals of Mike Patton, Jello Biafra, Joe McTighe, David Yow and Dave Brockie into a furnace to mix together and pour out as a flowing molten blend. Strange Waste is one of those rare albums that is ridiculously good from start to finish.” – The Examiner

 

 

 

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EYEHATEGOD To Kick Off Staggering Backward Summer European Tour; Band Takes Home Big Easy Award

[photo by Dean Karr]

EYEHATEGOD will kick off another European leg of their Staggering Backward live takeover. Slated to commence tomorrow, June 6th, 2015, the band will deafen ears through nearly two-dozen venues and thirteen countries beginning in Siegen, Germany at Freak Valley Festival 2015 alongside Earthless, Electric Moon and many more. The tour also includes a stop at Hellfest in Clisson, France with Superjoint, Saint Vitus, Life Of Agony, Weedeater etc. as well as In Flammen Open Air in Torgau, Germany with Bömbers, Vader, Darkened Nocturn Slaugthercult, Terrorizer LA and others.

The latest stretch of live demolitions follow EYEHATEGOD’s US mini tour last month which included a punishing performance at Psycho California and the band’s recent Big Easy Entertainment Award win in the category of Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal.

Comments frontman Mike IX Williams, “After multiple nominations throughout the past years; EYEHATEGOD have won the local Big Easy Awards for best New Orleans Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band in this god forbidden city that care has obviously forgotten.”

EYEHATEGOD – Staggering Backward European Tour:
6/06/2015 Freak Valley Festival 2015 – Siegen, DE
6/07/2015 Willemeen – Arnhern, NL
6/09/2015 Bla – Oslo, NO
6/10/2015 Babel – Malmö, SE
6/11/2015 Kyttaro – Athens, EL
6/12/2015 Mixtape 5 – Sofia, BG
6/13/2015 Tower Club – Bremen, DE
6/14/2015 Musikbunker – Aachen, DE
6/16/2015 Viper Room – Vienna, AT
6/17/2015 Kranhalle – München, DE
6/21/2015 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
6/22/2015 The Globe – Cardiff, UK
6/23/2015 Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, IE
6/24/2015 Limelight – Belfast, UK
6/25/2015 The Burdenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
6/26/2015 Sound Control – Manchester, UK
6/27/2015 The Dome – London, UK
6/28/2015 The Fleece – Bristol, UK
6/30/2015 Glazard – Paris, FR
7/01/2015 Garage – Saaburcken, DE
7/02/2015 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE
7/03/2015 In Flammen Festival – Torgau, DE
7/04/2015 RCA Club – Lisbon, PT

EYEHATEGOD continues to quake stages in support of their Housecore Records-released self-titled LP which inundated the masses in 2014, breaking the band’s decade-and-a-half gap since their prior full-length and marking the most successful release in the band’s twenty-five-year lineage. Having helped define the NOLA sound with their signature down-tuned, blues-inflected guitars awash in furious distortion, underpinning the tormented screams of Mike IX Williams over a thundering rhythm section, EYEHATEGOD reemerged stronger and more determined than ever before. EyeHateGod personifies desperation and addiction in the various backwaters of forgotten America, punctuated by the “N’awlins” sound of rebellion and pollution resulting in triumph over adversity.

GODHUNTER vs. DESTROYER OF LIGHT: Endsville Cover Art Creation Feature Hosted By Gear Gods; East Coast Tour Info Revealed

 
 

Nearing release this Summer is Endsville, the double-12″ vinyl EP release with Austin, Texas-based DESTROYER OF LIGHT and Tucson, Arizona/Vancouver, Washington-based GODHUNTER, a collection of brand new end-time material from both acts. The intense Endsville will see a cooperative release between the two bands, and the time invested into the creation of the record’s artwork is as impressive as the culminated audio material, which is now made apparent through a visual trailer which includes the first audio from the release, and is now playing alongside a photo breakdown of the creation of the installation via Gear Gods.

 

Collectively issues GODHUNTER on the new art installation feature, “The artwork for Endsville was done by Rudy Flores and Teresa Estrella of Bestia Dentro. Rudy had previously done work for GODHUNTER, drawing the covers for Wolves and City Of Dust. When we were in the process of writing for Endsville, we approached Rudy about taking the art for the cover of the next album to the ‘next level.’ We just weren’t sure what that level was yet. We did know that we wanted to sculpt something and use LED lighting for effects. Once we settled on Endsville being a split album with DESTROYER OF LIGHT, the monster battle theme immediately sprang to life and the Bestia Dentro team got started creating the two monsters and the set. All told the process took about six months from start to finish, and they ended up renting an art space entirely for that project, as the set took up about an 8’x10′ area. Once the set layout and monsters were complete, we called in Andrew Weiss to photograph it. He’s done work for bands like Pelican, Rosetta and Caspian before, and his eye is incredible. We worked with the lights a bit on the day of the shoot to get the right look, and Andrew got a couple really good captures that became the cover and inside art for the vinyl layout.”

 

Watch painstakingly layered Endsville installation come together via Gear Gods RIGHT HERE.

 

Brand new videos from both acts will see release in the coming days as GODHUNTER vs. DESTROYER OF LIGHT: Endsville sees a joint release through GODHUNTER co-owned Battleground Records and DESTROYER OF LIGHT‘s Heavy Friends Records on July 28th. Preorders will go live on June 16th.

 

Directly in conjunction with the release of Endsville, GODHUNTER and DESTROYER OF LIGHT will collaborate on a major widespread tour together, which will see them both raiding the East Coast US for the first time. While previously only the rough skeletal city itinerary of the trek has been announced, this week nearly every one of the twenty-five venues on the tour has been declared. The tour includes both bands’ participation in the first Death To False Metal Festival in Hamden, Connecticut on August 14th and 15th with Whiplash, Krieg, Secrets Of The Sky, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Immortal Bird, Secret Cutter and more.

 

GODHUNTER vs. DESTROYER OF LIGHT Endsville 2015 Tour:

7/29/2015 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ

7/30/2015 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ

7/31/2015 The Sandlot – El Paso, TX

8/01/2015 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM

8/02/2015 Seventh Circle – Denver, CO

8/03/2015 The Hideout – Omaha, NE

8/04/2015 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN

8/05/2015 TBA – Chicago, IL

8/06/2015 Fat Guy Fest – Kalamazoo, MI

8/07/2015 Fifth Quarter – Indianapolis, IN

8/08/2015 Magnolia Bar – Louisville, KY

8/09/2015 Pour House – Raleigh, NC

8/10/2015 The Empty Glass – Charleston, WV

8/11/2015 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA

8/12/2015 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY

8/13/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

8/14/2015 KoTo – Salem, MA

8/15/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom – Hamden, CT @ Death To False Metal Fest

8/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

8/17/2015 TBA – Baltimore, MD

8/18/2015 Thomas Creek Brewery – Greenville, SC

8/19/2015 The Basement – Atlanta, GA

8/20/2015 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR

8/21/2015 Saturn Bar – New Orleans, LA

8/22/2015 Holy Mountain – Austin, TX

 

GODHUNTER vs. DESTROYER OF LIGHT: Endsville bears twenty minutes of new material and a cover track from each band. Tucson/Vancouver-situated sludge faction, GODHUNTER, captured the tunes for their platter at WaveLab Studios in Tucson by Dana Fehr (North, Juarez), the newest in a steady line of titles since their 2014-released debut LP, City Of Dust, including their GH/OST:S split LP with Secrets Of The Sky and The Outer Dark collaborative 7″ with Amigo The Devil. The adjoining slab by Austin-based psychedelic doom outfit, DESTROYER OF LIGHT, follows the band’s 2012-released self-titled debut album and 2014’s Bizarre Tales Vol. II EP, recorded at Orb Recording Studios in Austin, engineered and mixed by Matt Meli. The entire album was then mastered by James Plotkin. The two 12″ EPs will be united in a gatefold setup on two different colors of vinyl, in addition to a digital release, the cover artwork to feature custom sculpture art by Bestia Dentro and photography by Andrew Weiss.

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WARBRINGER announce North American co-headline with ENFORCER in Jan/Feb 2016 South American tour next month (July) with Nervo Chaos and Hateful Murder

Southern California thrash-metal five piece, WARBRINGER have built a reputation for themselves over the past five years having recorded four albums and touring the planet with relentless drive and passion. Now after a year long hiatus, a tour of Asia, a small run of California shows and a few line up changes, they are writing this summer and plan to record in the fall. They have also just announced a full North American tour in early 2016 with Enforcer and a South American Tour in July.

Warbringer Frontman John Kevill had this to say about the North American tour, “We are excited to announce the return of Warbringer to the road across North America. It looks to be a completely excellent lineup, with heavy metal warriors Enforcer and Cauldron, and longtime friends/total shredders Exmortus. Looking forward to firing up the engines again and getting back out there on the warpath, hell, it’s about time!”

WARBRINGER 2016:

1/5/16 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

1/6/16 – Championship – Trenton, NJ

1/7/16 – Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY

1/8/16 – Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT

1/9/16 – Palladium – Worcester, MA

1/10/16 – Foufounes – Montreal, QU

1/11/16 – Salle Multi – Quebec City, QU

1/12/16 – Ritual – Ottawa, ON

1/13/16 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON

1/14/16 – The Apk – London, ON

1/15/16 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

1/16/16 – Agora – Cleveland, OH

1/17/16 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA

1/18/16 – Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH

1/20/16 – Token Lounge – Westland, MI

1/21/16 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO

1/22/16 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL

1/23/16 – The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI

1/24/16 – Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN

1/25/16 – Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB

1/27/16 – Nite Owl – Calgary, AL

1/28/16 – Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AL

1/30/16 – Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC

1/31/16 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
2/1/16 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

2/2/16 – Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA

2/3/16 – Whisky – W. Hollywood, CA

2/4/16 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

2/5/16 – Club Red – Tempe, AZ

2/6/16 – LVCS – Las Vegas, NV

2/8/16 – In the Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

2/9/16 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO

2/10/16 – Aftershock – Merrriam, KS

2/11/16 – Red 7 – Austin, TX

2/12/16 – 210 Kapones – San Antonio, TX

2/13/16 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX

2/14/16 – Trees – Dallas, TX

2/15/16 – Siberia – New Orleans, LA

2/16/16 – Orpheum – Tampa, FL

2/17/16 – Haven – Orlando, FL

2/18/16 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

2/19/16 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY

2/20/16 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA

Next month, before the band returns to the studio and does their 2016 tour, they will make the trek to South America for a run of dates with Nervo Chaos and Hateful Murder.

Kevill had this to say, “We are excited to venture forth on our first-ever full South American tour. We are covering a lot of new ground here, and we can’t wait to go down there and wreck some people. Let’s see which country can mosh the hardest! Cheers!”

Here are the dates:

7/16/15 – Mistika – Lima, Peru

7/17/15 – Monolith Festival – La Paz, Bolivia

7/18/15 – tba – Bogota, Colombia

7/19/15 – Cuerdas de Acero Open Air – Cali, Colombia

7/22/15 – Encuentro Gutural – Quito, Ecuador

7/23/15 – tba – Santiago, Chile

7/24/15 – Asbury Club – Buenos Aires, Argentina

7/25/15 – Circle of Infinity Fest 3 – Limeira, Brazil

7/26/15 – Circulo Operario do Cruzeiro – Brasilia, Brazil

7/27/15 – Aristos Pub – Caxias do Sul, Brazil

7/30/15 – Let’s Go Rock Pub – Forteleza, Brazil

7/31/15 – Estelita – Recife, Brazil

8/1/15 – Che Pesticaria- Areceju, Brazil

8/2/15 – Baba da Amizade – Paulo Afonso, Brazil

WARBRINGER’s video for the song “Black Sun, Black Moon” off IV: Empires Collapse album can be seen here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGV08TCcW3w

 

A lyric-video for “Hunter-Seeker” can be seen here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BfxYMI8L9Q

 

New album details coming soon!

Behold the furious return of WARBRINGER

WARBRINGER Discography:
War Without End – 2008
Waking Into Nightmares – 2009
Worlds Torn Asunder – 2011
IV: Empires Collapse – 2013

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GOATWHORE To Kick Off North American Live Takeover Revolver Contest Announced, Band To Collect Fan-Filmed Footage For New Video + Mega iTunes Sale Launched

 

Louisiana road demons, GOATWHORE, will take to the streets again later this week on an epic North American headlining tour. With support from Ringworm, Black Breath and labelmates, Theories, the lengthy trek will devour three-dozen venues beginning June 5th on their home turf of New Orleans and come to a close on July 12th in Atlanta. The latest run follows the band’s recent Australian and European onstage demolitions. Tickets are on sale now through all local ticket outlets.

 

In celebration of GOATWHORE‘s latest stretch of live debauchery, Revolver is giving away a limited edition signed screen print of the band’s stunning Constricting Rage Of The Merciless cover along with the band’s four Metal Blade releases – Constricting…, Blood For The Master, Carving Out The Eyes Of God and A Haunting Curse – on CD. Enter to win NOW at: revolvermag.com.

 

In related news, GOATWHORE will be compiling live footage from the upcoming tour for a new video for the fan-favorite track, “FBS.” If you’re attending a show on this tour (or have footage from previous tours) and capture any video on your mobile device, post it to YouTube and send the link to goatwhorevideo@gmail.com. Your clips could be featured in the brand new video and your YouTube channel credited in the final video description.

 

GOATWHORE:
6/05/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Ringworm, Theories, Fat Ugly Stupid People

6/06/2015 FreePress Summer Festival 2015 – Houston, TX
6/07/2015 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX w/ Ringworm, Theories
w/ Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories:
6/08/2015 Inside @ Red 7 – Austin, TX
6/09/2015 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
6/10/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
6/11/2015 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/12/2015 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
6/13/2015 Stummer’s – Fresno, CA
6/14/2015 The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
6/15/2015 The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
6/16/2015 Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA
6/17/2015 Duffy’s Hangar – Salem, OR
6/18/2015 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
6/19/2015 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
6/20/2015 Level Upstairs – Kelowna, BC
6/21/2015 Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB
6/22/2015 The Starlite – Edmonton, AB
6/23/2015 O’Brian’s Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
6/24/2015 The Exchange – Regina, SK
6/25/2015 The Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
6/26/2015 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/27/2015 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
6/28/2015 Majestic Jr. – Detroit, MI
6/29/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/30/2015 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
7/01/2015 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
7/02/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
7/03/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
7/04/2015 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
7/05/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
7/06/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
7/08/2015 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
7/09/2015 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.

7/10/2015 The End – Nashville, TN
7/11/2015 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
7/12/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA

End Tour:

8/14 – 8/16/2015 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA

 

Additionally and in conjunction with the tour, iTunes will be launching a special GOATWHORE sale. Each of the band’s four Metal Blade-issued full-lengths will be available for a cool $7.99. See details below.

 

A Haunting Curse

Sale Price: $7.99

Dates: 06/05 – 07/13

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id182152496

Carving Out The Eyes Of God

Sale Price: $7.99

Dates: 06/05 – 07/13

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id314962973

Blood For The Master

Sale Price: $7.99

Dates: 06/05 – 07/13

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id493371535

Constricting Rage Of The Merciless

Sale Price: $7.99

Dates: 06/05 – 07/13

https://itunes.apple.com/album/id881910171

 

GOATWHORE will be touring in support of their critically-adored Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length, unleashed last July via Metal Blade Records. The record debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Additionally, the record hit the  #21 spot on Billboard’s Rock Chart, #7 on the Hard Rock Chart, #13 on the Independent Chart and, boasting ten mutinous tracks of thick, predatory, subterranean metal, continues to reap the exaltation of fans and critics globally.

 

“…a blasphemous blast…” – Decibel Magazine

 

GOATWHORE channels every evil impulse of its blackened death thrash into Constricting Rage Of The Merciless…” – Austin Chronicle

 

“Constricting Rage Of The Merciless definitely stakes a claim as the new high water mark of the group’s work thus far… the closest GOATWHORE have come to bottling the blistering energy of their live show…” – Metal Injection

 

“They’ve always been lethal live, but with each successive album, GOATWHORE proves to rank amongst the best of the best of their ilk.” – Blabbermouth

 

“With barely any time to breath in between tracks, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless is a brutally bleak aural onslaught that will no doubt get metalheads pumping their fists and headbanging along with these pummeling anthems of chaos and despair. Clear heirs to the thrash metal throne, GOATWHORE ably step up with this masterful slab of blacked metal and stake their claim as one of the best in the business…” – PopMatters

 

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SUPERJOINT: Metal Icons Announce First Tour In Over A Decade! Band Unites Members Of Down, Eyehategod, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Warbeast + More

 

American metal icons, SUPERJOINT, will embark on their first tour in over a decade! Presented by frontman Philip H. Anselmo’s own Housecore Records, The It Takes Guts Summer takeover will commence on July 10th in Oklahoma City and ravage its way through thirteen US cities with additional dates to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Support will be provided by punk metal/noise rock misfits, Child Bite, and Australian grind miscreants, King Parrot, both members of the Housecore Records family.

 

Now featuring Anselmo (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Pantera et al), guitarists Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) and Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), drummer José Manuel Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power), the long-anticipated trek follows SUPERJOINT’s crushing performance closing out the second stage of last year’s edition of the Housecore Horror Film Fest.

 

Comments Anselmo: “We’re touring with SUPERJOINT again, because we feel like it, it’s fun, and we’re handsome. And the big plus here is getting to tour with King Parrot and Child Bite, as they are handsome fellows also as well as live forces to be reckoned with. Leave your corpse paint at home. No image required for this one. Bring a date and some sips, and let the music do the rest! Hail Columbia!”

 

Check out the promo video at THIS LOCATION.

 

SUPERJOINT: The It Takes Guts Tour w/ King Parrot, Child Bite:

7/10/2015 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

7/11/2015 Fitzgerald’s – Houston TX

7/12/2015 Gas Monkey  – Dallas TX

7/14/2015 Bogarts – Cincinnati OH

7/15/2015 Machine Shop – Flint, MI

7/17/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie NY

7/18/2015 Chameleon Club – Lancaster PA

7/19/2015 V-Club – Huntington, WV

7/21/2015 Greene Street – Greensboro, NC

7/23/2015 Warehouse Live – Clarksville, TN

7/24/2015 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola FL

7/25/2015 Warehouse – Shreveport, LA

Main event page HERE.

 

KING PARROT released their eagerly-anticipated Dead Set full-length last month via Housecore Records. Captured by Anselmo and Michael Thompson with Steve Berrigan at the famed Nodferatu’s Lair, KING PARROT‘s Dead Set brandishes ten grind-laden, punk-infused odes of defiant audio savagery bedecked in the dark, cynical humor for which the band has become notorious. A true leap forward from their Bite Your Head Off debut, Dead Set parades a distinct maturity from a band who’s committed to the rigors of international touring, slaying audiences through Asia, North America, Europe and Australia on a steady basis.

 

Crowned “the soundtrack to the greatest psychotic slasher film that never was,” by American Aftermath, CHILD BITE released their Strange Waste EP, a deliciously bastardized hybrid of the Melvins, Dead Kennedys, Big Black and Faith No More, last Fall via Housecore. The band recently took a brief pause from their current US live excursion to record their forthcoming new full-length with Philip H. Anselmo at his famed Nodferatu’s Lair. Titled Negative Noise, the LP will be released later this year via Housecore.

 

SUPERJOINT consists of founding members Anselmo, Bower and Bond, with the addition of Joey “Blue” Gonzalez and Steve Taylor. The band churns out a debaucherous crossover of hardcore punk and metal a la Pantera and unleashed two critically-lauded full-lengths — 2002’s Use Once And Destroy and 2003’s Lethal Dose Of American Hatred – before taking hiatus in 2005.

 

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SPV/Steamhammer Signs HAMMERCULT, New Album Due In August!

 

Neo-Thrashers HAMMERCULT from Israel have signed a new record deal with German based label SPV/Steamhammer. The first release will be the new album “Built For War”.

Bandleader and singer Yakir Shochat says about the deal: “This October will mark 5 years from the day we stepped into the rehearsal room for the first time and HAMMERCULT were born. It’s been a hell of a ride – with 5 full European tours supporting legendary bands who we grew up listening to (Sepultura, DRI, Napalm Death etc…), around 150 live shows in over 20 countries, countless festivals, 2 killer extreme metal albums – and the best is still yet to come! We are proud to join the SPV/Steamhammer family, one of the biggest international metal labels, with it’s own glory history. I’m positive that with SPV/Steamhammer behind us, new goals will be achieved and HAMMERCULT‘s extreme metal will spread stronger than ever!”

Steamhammer A&R Representative Olly Hahn adds: ” HAMMERCULT is one of these bands who are willing to have success. They are more than 100% into the metal genre and can`t wait to play another show or festival. The new album will be a surprise and I´m sure that we both have a great future in front of us!

The new album was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (Moonspell, The Haunted, Dark Tranquility) and is currently scheduled for a worldwide (ex Japan) release on August 28th as a digipak version, LP version and digital download.

Stay tuned for more info regarding artwork, track listing and tour dates!

Olly Hahn (A&R Steamhammer), Yakir Shochat (HAMMERCULT)

For More Info Visit:

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BLACK BREATH: North American Tour With Goatwhore, Ringworm And Theories To Commence Next Week; Additional Headlining Actions Confirmed

 

The ear-bleeders in Seattle’s BLACK BREATH are preparing to level the stages of over three-dozen venues throughout North America this Summer supporting headliners, Goatwhore. Slated to commence on Monday June 8th in Austin, BLACK BREATH will deafen the masses with their maniacal brand of hardcore-laced metallic wrath with additional support provided by Ringworm and Theories. Following the close of the tour on July 12th in Atlanta, the band will embark on a short run of headlining dates through Kansas, Colorado, Utah and Idaho.

 

BLACK BREATH w/ Goatwhore, Ringworm, Theories:

6/08/2015 Inside @ Red 7 – Austin, TX
6/09/2015 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
6/10/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
6/11/2015 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/12/2015 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
6/13/2015 Stummer’s – Fresno, CA
6/14/2015 The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
6/15/2015 The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
6/16/2015 Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA
6/17/2015 Duffy’s Hangar – Salem, OR
6/18/2015 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
6/19/2015 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
6/20/2015 Level Upstairs – Kelowna, BC
6/21/2015 Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB
6/22/2015 The Starlite – Edmonton, AB
6/23/2015 O’Brian’s Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
6/24/2015 The Exchange – Regina, SK
6/25/2015 The Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
6/26/2015 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/27/2015 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
6/28/2015 Majestic Jr. – Detroit, MI
6/29/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/30/2015 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
7/01/2015 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
7/02/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
7/03/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
7/04/2015 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
7/05/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
7/06/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
7/08/2015 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
7/09/2015 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
7/11/2015 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
7/12/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA

w/ Theories:
7/13/2015 Jackpot – Lawrence, KS
7/14/2015 Moon Room – Denver, CO
7/15/2015 Kilby Courty – Salt Lake City, UT
7/16/2015 The Shredder – Boise, ID

 

Reinventing the classic Stockholm deathcrush of Dismember and Entombed through a merciless d-beat hardcore delivery, BLACK BREATH has dominated the media and fans alike with their recorded output tenfold with each release since their 2006 inception, having since become an American metal powerhouse and major priority for Southern Lord. The band has overthrown city after city throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Australia on tour alongside the likes of Nasum, Nails, Converge, Victims, Tormented, Corrosion Of Conformity, Christian Mistress, Noothgrush, Rise and Fall, Ringworm, Yautja and Mutilation Rites, has supported Neurosis, Napalm Death, Rotten Sound, Entombed, Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Autopsy, DRI, Amorphis, Tragedy, From Ashes Rise and others, and has performed at major festivals and events including Maryland Deathfest, Sonisphere, Hellfest, Tuska, Fluff Fest, SXSW, The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, The Power Of The Riff and more.

 

On their latest bout of live trauma, BLACK BREATH will be touting the tried and true, pit-inducing anthems from their previous releases alongside several brand new tunes from their as-yet-untitled third LP, which was tracked this Winter with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at his Godcity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. The album’s final details are being plotted for release this Fall, once again through Southern Lord Recordings. Stand by for further updates in the coming weeks.

 

In the meantime a live set from Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar at a one-off December gig following the recording sessions in Salem, is playing HERE, and a New York Times piece on the band from the same gig can be found HERE. Also stream the previous Southern Lord-released BLACK BREATH LPs – 2012’s Sentenced To Life and 2010’s Heavy Breathing RIGHT HERE.

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CONNOISSEUR – Stoner Justice

Following a solid year of blunt rolling and live perversions, glassy-eyed, California smoke goliaths, CONNOISSEUR, will unleash the weedian fruits of their Stoner Justice offering this June via Tankcrimes Records.
Initially released in EP form last year and captured by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, Oakland (Annihilation Time, Iron Lung, Vhöl, Brainoil), Stoner Justice redux is remastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering (Abscess, Toxic Holocaust, Voetsek etc.) and has been expanded to fourteen blunted ragers, including a live set professionally recorded at the Tankcrimes Takeover on February 13th, 2015 (mixed and mastered by the same team) and includes a mind-bending cover art collaboration by Skinner (Mastodon) and Hal Rotter (Atriarch, Cough, Eyehategod, Skeletonwitch etc.). Those who puff to the gutter-crusted resonance of Plutocracy, Spazz, Crossed Out, Dystopia, and Earth Crisis, listen up.

Stoner Justice Track Listing:
1. Circle Of Heads
2. Pot Hole
3. The Camper
4. No Dice
5. Full Blown Marijuana Addict
6. I Am The Weed
7. Destroy The Smoke Machines
8.  Buddies
9. Brick Weed
10. Machinegun Grenade
11. Orc Summer
12. New Amsterdam
13. Smells Like Teen Dispirit
14. Ashes

CONNOISSEUR will bring their weedian hymns to stages throughout the US on a mammoth run of live incursions slated to kick off tomorrow in Oakland. The trek will smoke out over four dozen metropolises through July 11th. Hide your nugs!

CONNOISSEUR ?And Stoner Justice For All Summer Tour:
5/22/2015 Metro Operahouse ? Oakland, CA
5/24/2015 Club 66 ? Ashland, OR
5/25/2015 Kevin?s Gate ? Eugene, OR * matinee show
5/25/2015 The Wisp House ? Salem, OR
5/26/2015 Black Lodge ? Seattle, WA
5/27/2015 Rotture ? Portland, OR
5/28/2015 Shredder  ? Boise, ID
5/29/2015 Rampdale ? Salt Lake City UT
5/30/2015 Flux Capacitor ? Colorado Springs, CO
5/31/2015 Club Scum ? Denver, CO
6/01/2015 Riot Room ? Kansas City, MO
6/02/2015 Oleavers ? Omaha, NE
6/03/2015 Junk Joint ? Minneapolis, MN
6/04/2015 Union Jack ? Appleton, WI
6/05/2015 Cocoon Room ? Milwaukee, WU
6/06/2015 The 2040 ? Chicago, IL
6/07/2015 Sanctuary ? Detroit, MI
6/08/2015 Sexx Mansion ? Indianapolis, IN
6/09/2015 Spacebar ? Columbus, OH
6/10/2015 Now That?s Class ? Cleveland, OH
6/11/2015 The Rock Room ? Pittsburgh, PA
6/12/2015 Northrup House – Buffalo, NY
6/13/2015 No Cars – Rochester, NY
6/15/2015 O?Brien?s – Boston, MA
6/16/2015 Funky Jungle ? Providence, RI
6/17/2015 Soul Sounds ? Long Island, NY
6/18/2015 Acheron ? Brooklyn, NY
6/19/2015 Meatlocker ? Montclair, NJ
6/20/2015 Mill Hill  ? Trenton, NJ
6/21/2015 King Fu Necktie ? Philadelphia, PA
6/22/2015 Skid Row ? York, PA
6/23/2015 house show ? Richmond, VA
6/24/2015 Sidebar ? Baltimore, MD
6/25/2015 The Maywood ? Raleigh, NC
6/26/2015 529 ? Atlanta, GA
6/27/2015 Bigshows ? Statesborough, GA
6/28/2015 TBA ? Gainesville, FL
6/29/2015 The Handlebar ? Pensacola, FL
6/30/2015 Siberia ? New Orleans, LA
7/02/2015 The Shop – Houston, TX
7/03/2015 TBA ? Dallas, TX
7/04/2015 Lost Well  ? Austin, TX
7/05/2015 Korova Basement ? San Antonio, TX
7/06/2015 TBA ? El Paso, TX
7/07/2015 Moonlight Lounge ? Albuquerque, NM
7/08/2015 Yucca Tap Room ? Phoenix, AZ
7/09/2015 TBA ? San Diego, CA
7/10/2015 E. 7th St. Warehouse ? Los Angeles, CA
7/11/2015 924 Gilman St ? Berkeley, CA
Tour Event Page HERE

Likening themselves to Earth Crisis if they ?smoked weed and listened to Spazz,? the Smokeland, California-based trio, CONNOISSEUR, deafens the weak with an upbeat/d-beat barrage of West Bay powerviolence packed with resin-coated sludgedowns and chronically brutal, comically cheeba-charged vocal onslaughts that consume the listener in a violently stoned, inescapable haze.
Stoner Justice will see release on CD, LP (on rad splatter vinyl) and digitally via Tankcrimes on June 9th, 2015. For preorder bundles scroll on over to THIS LOCATION.

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com for further info.

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C H R I S T – T O W E R

L?Oeil Du Tigre Release: 8 June 2015


From within the vast expanses of Montréal?s arts underworld comes C H R I S T, as the outfit prepares their debut LP, T O W E R for release this Summer via L?Oeil Du Tigre.

While this band itself may be a new name to the scene, the members of C H R I S T hold deep roots in the Quebec scene, veterans of a range of bands currently or previously holding collective rank in Ire, The Black Hand, Complications, Cobra Noir, Sed Non Satiata, Near Grey and more, who here culminate their talents to deliver an emotive display of largely instrumental, fully immersive, ethereal post-hardcore/rock.

Founded by guitarists Patrick Fontaine (Ire, The Black Hand, Complications) and Maxime Jenniss (Cobra Noir), who later recruited Charles Marty (Sed Non Satiata) and Kevin Bartczak (Near Grey), C H R I S T is a far more restrained and contemplative endeavor than what would be safe to assume when looking at the band?s pedigree. Combining a sparse and almost virtuously patient approach to percussion with lush walls of harmonic drop-tuned textures, the band creates intimate and enthralling soundscapes.

C H R I S Trecently completed an intense recording session at Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango in Montréal, which is now set to emerge as T O W E R, the band?s sprawling debut LP excursion. The album was recorded by Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra) at Hotel2Tango, with additional recordings by Bunny Bartczak at HLR Grover. It was mixed by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and Thierry Amar at Hotel2Tango and mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market, its artwork created from photos by Anouk Lessard, edited by Claude Lafrance, and designed by Maxime Jenniss. Comprised of four mostly instrumental songs which offer more than a few surprises as they bloom, T O W E R is an otherworldly documentation of well-crafted audio artistry fit for fans of Earth, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Lae, Mogwai, This Will Destroy You and Crippled Black Phoenix.

T O W E R will be released by the Montreal-based DIY label, L?oeil Du Tigre on 12? vinyl and digital formats on June 8th 2015.

Don?t let the glacially meditative nature of the band?s output fool you, because their live shows are an entirely different experience. Working tirelessly since their live debut with Acid Mothers Temple in May 2014, C H R I S T has since been sharing the stage with like-minded outfits such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Set And Setting. The band has scheduled a record launch show on June 8th, in Montreal. They?re also about to support Cult Of Luna for their first trek in North America later this year.

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BLACK BREATH: North American Tour With Goatwhore, Ringworm And Theories To Commence Next Week; Additional Headlining Actions Confirmed

The ear-bleeders in Seattle’s BLACK BREATH are preparing to level the stages of over three-dozen venues throughout North America this Summer supporting headliners, Goatwhore. Slated to commence on Monday June 8th in Austin, BLACK BREATH will deafen the masses with their maniacal brand of hardcore-laced metallic wrath with additional support provided by Ringworm and Theories. Following the close of the tour on July 12th in Atlanta, the band will embark on a short run of headlining dates through Kansas, Colorado, Utah and Idaho.

BLACK BREATH w/ Goatwhore, Ringworm, Theories:

6/08/2015 Inside @ Red 7 – Austin, TX
6/09/2015 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
6/10/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
6/11/2015 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/12/2015 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
6/13/2015 Stummer’s – Fresno, CA
6/14/2015 The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
6/15/2015 The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
6/16/2015 Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA
6/17/2015 Duffy’s Hangar – Salem, OR
6/18/2015 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
6/19/2015 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
6/20/2015 Level Upstairs – Kelowna, BC
6/21/2015 Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB
6/22/2015 The Starlite – Edmonton, AB
6/23/2015 O’Brian’s Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
6/24/2015 The Exchange – Regina, SK
6/25/2015 The Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
6/26/2015 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/27/2015 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
6/28/2015 Majestic Jr. – Detroit, MI
6/29/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/30/2015 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
7/01/2015 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
7/02/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
7/03/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
7/04/2015 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
7/05/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
7/06/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
7/08/2015 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
7/09/2015 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
7/11/2015 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
7/12/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA

w/ Theories:
7/13/2015 Jackpot – Lawrence, KS
7/14/2015 Moon Room – Denver, CO
7/15/2015 Kilby Courty – Salt Lake City, UT
7/16/2015 The Shredder – Boise, ID

Reinventing the classic Stockholm deathcrush of Dismember and Entombed through a merciless d-beat hardcore delivery, BLACK BREATH has dominated the media and fans alike with their recorded output tenfold with each release since their 2006 inception, having since become an American metal powerhouse and major priority for Southern Lord. The band has overthrown city after city throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Australia on tour alongside the likes of Nasum, Nails, Converge, Victims, Tormented, Corrosion Of Conformity, Christian Mistress, Noothgrush, Rise and Fall, Ringworm, Yautja and Mutilation Rites, has supported Neurosis, Napalm Death, Rotten Sound, Entombed, Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Autopsy, DRI, Amorphis, Tragedy, From Ashes Rise and others, and has performed at major festivals and events including Maryland Deathfest, Sonisphere, Hellfest, Tuska, Fluff Fest, SXSW, The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, The Power Of The Riff and more.

On their latest bout of live trauma, BLACK BREATH will be touting the tried and true, pit-inducing anthems from their previous releases alongside several brand new tunes from their as-yet-untitled third LP, which was tracked this Winter with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at his Godcity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. The album’s final details are being plotted for release this Fall, once again through Southern Lord Recordings. Stand by for further updates in the coming weeks.

VATTNET VISKAR premieres new track, “Heirs”, via Noisey.Vice.com

 

New Hampshire’s post-black metal band, VATTNET VISKAR, has launched a new video for “Heirs”, the sixth single from their upcoming sophomore album Settler. The clip was made by multimedia artist, Josh Graham (ex-NEUROSIS, SOUNDGARDEN), who also created the band’s “Breath of the Almighty”, “Settler”, “Colony”, “Yearn”, “Impact”, and “Glory” videos. Head over to Noisey.Vice.com now to see Graham’s latest creation, “Heirs”:

http://noisey.vice.com/read/vattnet-viskar-heirs-video-premiere-325

For another preview of Settler, be sure to check out the following previously released video singles:
–“Settler”: https://youtu.be/zrFxKXtkPfw
–“Colony”: https://youtu.be/0wK0WR3IFwk
–“Yearn”: https://youtu.be/P9ihRnmY4pA
–“Impact”: https://youtu.be/kRxrZGdzAx8
–“Glory”: https://youtu.be/4Vpx0rfzvqQ

Featuring 8 tracks that expand upon their “awe-inspiring, violently gorgeous” sound (PITCHFORK.com), Settler will be released June 16th in North America (June 29th in Europe). To pre-order the album, head over to Indie Merch for the CD, LP, and exclusive bundles: https://www.indiemerch.com/vattnetviskar

Settler track-listing:
1. Dawnlands
2. Colony
3. Yearn
4. Impact
5. Glory
6. Heirs
7. Settler
8. Coldwar

Before Settler’s release, VATTNET VISKAR will be heading out on a month long tour with 1349 and NECROPHAGIA. See below for all upcoming dates.

VATTNET VISKAR live:
June 21 – Johnson City, TN – Hideaway
June 22 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness

“Chaos Raids North America 2015″ tour dates with 1349, NECROPHAGIA, VATTNET VISKAR
June 2 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
June 3 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
June 4 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
June 5 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar
June 6 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
June 9 – Boise, ID – The Crazy Horse
June 10 – Seattle, WA – Club SUR
June 11 – Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
June 12 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
June 13 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
June 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
June 15 – El Paso, TX – Mesa Music Hall
June 16 – San Antonio, TX – Korova
June 17 – Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats
June 18 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
June 19 – Orlando, FL – The Haven

VATTNET VISKAR line-up:
Nick Thornbury – Guitar/Vocals
Chris Alfieri – Guitar
Seamus Menihane – Drums
Casey Aylward – Bass

VATTNET VISKAR online:
https://www.facebook.com/vattnetviskar

GOATSNAKE: First LP In Fifteen Years, Black Age Blues, Out Now On Southern Lord Recordings; Band Continues European Tour

 

GOATSNAKE‘s mighty first LP to see release in fifteen years, Black Age Blues, is available now worldwide through Southern Lord Recordings! In stores now, the crushing album is also streaming in its entirety, as the band continues their European tour in support of their thunderous new works.

Amidst the waves of press that has been rolling in on Black Age Blues ahead of its release, A.V. says the album is, “an undeniable reminder that GOATSNAKE is doom royalty,” and in a review of the early single, “Elevated Man,” the Chicago Reader issues, “they make it clear that nothing has changed in their absence: heavy-as-hell, monster guitar riffs channel Tony Iommi’s best, and the bridge is topped off with a rough-around-the-edges harmonica solo… maximum volume is highly recommended.” The Obelisk brought a massive slab of praise to the album, offering in part, “on paper the patterns are simple, but what the band does with them is nothing short of breathtaking, even aside from the simple appeal the album carries with it for fans through the simple fact of its existence. Sounds like hyperbole, but the blessings Black Age Blues bestows are not to be undervalued either for their heaviness or the individual presence at work behind them, and five years after their first reunion set, 15 years after their last album, GOATSNAKE may be the most vital they’ve ever been.” LA Weekly, in an interview with guitarist Greg Anderson on the album, included, “Whether it’s because of the aforementioned life experiences or simply because their skills as musicians and songwriters are better honed, Black Age Blues is the most substantial release of GOATSNAKE‘s career. Musically, there is more of an infectious blues edge to their take on the classic Sabbath blueprint… GOATSNAKE‘s heavy rock is more palatable on Black Age Blues than on previous efforts.”

Listen to Black Age Blues in its entirety now RIGHT HERE; maximum volume yields maximum results!

Black Age Blues on CD, 2xLP in a Stoughton gatefold jacket with two exclusive bonus tracks and more can be ordered at the new Goatsnake store, and the album is available digitally via BandCamp and iTunes.

Following their packed local record release show for Black Age Blues, and a crushing performance at Maryland Deathfest — the band’s first East Coast US show ever — GOATSNAKE is currently touring Europe. Having already stormed the massive Temples Festival in the UK, the band continues to bulldoze across the continent with a headlining set at Siegen, Germany’s Freakvalley Festival on June 4th. Upon their stateside return, June 20th will see the band headlining Crucialfest in Salt Lake City, Utah.

GOATSNAKE Live Actions:

6/03/2015 SO36 – Berlin, DE

6/04/2015 Freakvalley Festival – Siegen, DE [info]

6/07/2015 AN Club – Athens, GR

6/20/2015 Crucialfest – Salt Lake City, UT [info]

GOATSNAKE‘s Black Age Blues closes a fifteen-year gap between full-length albums from the revered act, without a doubt making it one of the most highly anticipated doom/metal releases of 2015. With nearly fifty minutes of their most soulful yet boisterous material to date, the quartet expands their already mammoth tones and pummeling rock riffs with a variety of additional influences and elements, and guest contributions from a variety of players including David Pajo (Slint, Aerial M, Papa M) and soul vocal trio Dem Preacher’s Daughters, comprised of Wendy Moten, Gale Mayes and Andrea Merrit. Black Age Blues is an instant classic, with each one of the nine songs an anthem, and each of the four members of GOATSNAKE in top form. Everything is magnified; the vocals of Pete Stahl (Scream) vocals have never sounded so powerful, the rhythm section comprised of Greg Rogers (The Obsessed) on drums and Scott Renner on bass is the driving force on each track, and the riffs of guitarist Greg Anderson (SunnO))), Southern Lord Recordings) are heavier than ever before. Recorded and mixed at Rock Falcon Franklin, Tennessee by Nick Raskulinecz (Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon, Rush) and mastered by Brian Big Bass Gardner (N.W.A., Stevie Wonder, Parliament), the production values of Black Age Blues back the top-notch musicianship, creating a seriously unstoppably entertaining album.

 

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GWAR-B-Q Comes Through in the CLUTCH With New Co-Headliner Added – B4BQ Lineup and VIP Ticket Details Announced

GWAR has just added CLUTCH as a co-headliner to this year’s GWAR B-Q! And as if that weren’t enough to melt your pathetic mind, the B4BQ launch pre-party will now feature the entire lineup of the hard hitting Summer Slaughter Tour, who will join metal heavy weights Fear Factory and the highly awaited return of Coal Chamber!

That’s right, GWAR-B-Q has grown to include three stages of brutal music! CLUTCH will join the already stellar lineup of bands set to rock the Slaughterama Stage with the heaviest grooves on the planet.

The B4BQ started as a small gathering prior to GWAR-B-Q, but this year the event will come into its own as a full day of eardrum blasting metal madness at The National (708 E Broad St, Richmond, VA) on Friday, August 14th. The pre-party event kicks off at 2:00 PM and features Coal Chamber, Fear Factory, Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, After the Burial, Cattle Decapitation, and Beyond Creation. That’s ten bands! That’s one band for each finger to clinch together into two heavy metal fists of fury as you punch your way through the mosh pit.

Tickets to the B4BQ go on sale TODAY! June 3rd at 2:00pm EST Buy yours here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004EC398BD3071

This year, all in attendance at GWAR-B-Q, Saturday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake, will enjoy plenty of FREE GWATER! Enough food and beer will be available to kill everyone who shows up, and when it comes time to piss it all out, enjoy our 50 port-o-lets; Sleazy P. says it smells like money!! Parking for the event has been expanded and is conveniently located close to the park for ONLY $5 per vehicle. There is also FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE from locations around Richmond as well as from GWAR‘s airport hotel partners! Book your rooms here: http://gwarbq.com/crashing-out .

Entry to the B4BQ and all other GWAR-B-Q events are included as part of the exclusive Premium/VIP ticket. Only 200 of the most diehard, soon-to-die fans will be allowed to secure a Premium Ticket which will be mailed to you prior to the event, so you can bypass the human scum waiting in line and be the first to experience the sweet release of death! Special VIP points of contact, along with line monitors and other staff stationed throughout GWAR B-Q, will make sure YOU get the complete VIP experience!

Premium/VIPTicket benefits include:

An exclusive VIP Laminate (mailed in advance)

Entry to B4BQ pre-party show at the National

VIP seating at the B4BQ

VIP Meet n Greet with B4BQ bands

VIP drink specials at the B4BQ

All day entry to GWAR B-Q at Hadads Lake

Official GWAR B-Q event t-shirt

GWAR B-Q swag bag stuffed with FREE shit!

FREE beverage ticket/token for the GWAR B-Q

Access to VIP Pavilion at the GWAR B-Q

Access to VIP Restrooms at the GWAR B-Q

Access to Express Lanes including – Main Gate Entry, Merchandise Booth, and Beverage Ticket Kiosks at the GWAR B-Q

Exclusive Celebrity Signings – GBQ Bands TBA

Not to mention the pinnacle of any Bohab’s miserable existence; a Meat-n-Meet signing with GWAR, and a chance to win the ultimate prize; a once in a lifetime opportunity to be killed on stage by the mighty GWAR!

Get your VIP tickets here: http://gwarbq.com/buy-tickets

COAL CHAMBER

FEAR FACTORY

AFTER THE BURIAL

ARCH ENEMY

OBSCURA

BEYOND CREATION

BORN OF OSIRIS

CATTLE DECAPITATION

THE ACACIA STRAIN

VEIL OF MAYA

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OBLITERATIONS: “Scapegoat” Video Released Via Cvlt Nation; Tour With White Lung Begins + Band To Support Refused In NYC

 

As raging So-Cal punk/Hardcore faction, OBLITERATIONS, takes off on their latest live attack this week, with even more new shows added to the itinerary, a new video for the band’s “Scapegoat” has been released.

Directed and edited by Ian McCullough at Annotation Films, the “Scapegoat” video is as rampant as OBLITERATIONS‘ unruly output, ramming as much seizure-inducing visual violence as possible into each frame in a whirlwind of violent angst. Cvlt Nation delivers the video to the public for the first time, enthusiastically issuing, “Anyone who’s seen OBLITERATIONS live can testify to the hellish rage and sonic warfare they unleash on their audiences! Today we’re stoked to bring you the premiere of their new video for “Scapegoat” off of Poison Everything, and this video is a visual testimony for their pissed-off sound!”

Get schooled on social class in America with OBLITERATIONS‘ “Scapegoat” video RIGHT HERE.

OBLITERATIONS continues to tour in support of their Southern Lord-released debut LP, Poison Everything, brandishing their scathing brew of confrontational output inspired by the likes of Die Kreuzen, Black Flag, MC5, Negative Approach, and labelmates Poison Idea. The upcoming routing sees the Los Angeles-based outfit alongside Vancouver, British Columbia-based punks White Lung for the bulk of the two-week rampage which will see the crew storming states in the Midwestern and Northeastern US and Southeastern Canada. Coliseum also joins the tour lineup for the shows in Montreal and Ottawa, the latter of which at Ottawa Explosion Weekend along with Boilermaker and more. The tour comes to a close the third weekend in June at the huge NXNE Festival in Toronto, where OBLITERATIONS performs with Girl Band, Mission Of Burma, California X and Grooms. Additionally, the band has added several new NYC gigs to the beginning of the tour, beginning the action with a sold-out crowd tomorrow night opening for Refused, followed by an additional Brooklyn show the following night.

OBLITERATIONS Tour Dates:

6/04/2015 Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY w/ Refused

6/05/2015 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY w/ White Lung

6/06/2015 The Studio At Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Give, Impact

6/08/2015 DC9 – Washington DC w/ White Lung

6/09/2015 Rumba Café – Columbus, OH w/ White Lung

6/10/2015 The Demo – St. Louis, MO w/ White Lung

6/11/2015 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN w/ White Lung

6/12/2015 Underground Lounge – Chicago, IL

6/13/2015 PJ’s Lager House – Detroit, MI w/ White Lung

6/14/2015 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ White Lung

6/15/2015 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY w/ White Lung

6/16/2015 Great Scott – Allston, MA w/ White Lung

6/17/2015 Bar Le Ritz PDB – Montreal, QC w/ White Lung

6/18/2015 Ottawa Explosion Weekend – Ottawa, ON w/ White Lung

6/20/2015 Lee’s Place – Toronto, ON @ NXNE w/ Girl Band, Mission Of Burma, California X, Grooms [info]

Stream and purchase Poison Everything HERE, and view the previously released video for “Mind Ain’t Right” at THIS LOCATION.

With past/present alumni of Black Mountain, Saviours and Night Horse and more, OBLITERATIONS released Poison Everything through Southern Lord in October 2014 amidst major waves of stateside touring preceding and following the album’s construction and release. Recorded with producer Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Young Widows) at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606, mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Black Breath) at God City Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Integrity, Sleep) at Audiosiege, Poison Everything delivers nearly a half-hour of antagonistic hardcore punk mayhem that simply cannot be contained, in the studio or club.

 

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DEATH TO FALSE METAL FESTIVAL: Inaugural August Connecticut-Based Metal Fest Tickets Now Available

 

Tickets are now available for the DEATH TO FALSE METAL FESTIVAL, set to take over the New Haven, Connecticut suburb of Hamden August 14th and 15th. The inaugural booking of this now annual festival is set to include more than two dozen artists, including Whiplash, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Krieg, Secrets Of The Sky, Immortal Bird, Godhunter, Secret Cutter, Nightbitch and more.

Born out of a desire to bring together some of the best touring acts in the world with quality local and regional metal acts, DEATH TO FALSE METAL FESTIVAL hopes to create what we hope will become one of the premiere metal festivals in the US. Sponsored by Metal Insider and Earsplit PR, the initial gathering will take place Friday, August 14th and Saturday the 15th at The Outer Space & Ballroom in Hamden, just outside of New Haven, Connecticut.

Advance tickets for both days of DEATH TO FALSE METAL FESTIVAL are now available at THIS LOCATION.

DEATH TO FALSE METAL FESTIVAL also was recently featured in a festival season guide at Heavy Blog Is Heavy RIGHT HERE.

DEATH TO FALSE METAL FESTIVAL 2015 Lineup:

8/14/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom – Hamden, CT

w/ Whiplash, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Vengeance, Bedroom Rehab Corporation

8/15/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom – Hamden, CT

w/ Krieg, Secrets Of The Sky, Immortal Bird, Destroyer Of Light, Godhunter, Secret Cutter, Tomb & Thirst, Grizzlor, Archaic Decapitator

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LUCIFER Premiere New Song Via Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog”

 

Debut Album Lucifer I Available June 16th on Rise Above Records

Berlin-based heavy metal blues rockers, LUCIFER, will release their debut Lucifer I June 16th via Rise Above Records. Lucifer I can be pre-ordered on iTunes, Amazon and the Rise Above Store.

There has been a ton of anticipation and excitement behind the band featuring Johanna Sadonis that rose from the ashes of The Oath. Today another song from the album has been made available for streaming. Check out the song “Purple Pyramid” HERE, on Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog”.

The buzz surrounding LUCIFER continues to mount as they are featured on the July cover of Decibel Magazine. The issue is on newsstands now and can be ordered HERE.

 

The video for the track “Izrael” – directed by and Chris Koll and Sadonis – was shot partly at LUCIFER‘s first Berlin show in April. Check it out HERE.

In support of Lucifer I the band will play their first ever North American tour alongside High on Fire, Pallbearer, and Venomous Maximus. The tour begins July 30th in San Diego, CA and wraps up August 23rd in New Orleans, LA. A complete list of dates is below.

Following the premature demise of The Oath, Johanna Sadonis formed LUCIFER. Whilst The Oath was a much-celebrated band, she wasted no time in creating a new beast to go beyond previous limitations. That beast is LUCIFER and this is their stunning debut album titled Lucifer I.

Having released their debut single, “Anubis” earlier in 2015, there has been a significant buzz generating around LUCIFER. The anticipation for Lucifer I is high and it will not disappoint.

With the addition of Garry Jennings (ex-Cathedral/Death Penalty) as co-songwriter and studio guitarist, LUCIFER have moved forward into a realm of rock music which is very rare and very special in this time. Genuine, classic, heavy, studied and passionate are just a few words that instantly spring to mind upon first listen. LUCIFER’sinstinctive take on the very soul of early heavy metal is the electrified essence of rock’n’roll at its nascent purest. This is Magic Rock – heartfelt and holistic.

LUCIFER W/ High on Fire, Pallbearer and Venomous Maximus:

7/30: San Diego, CA @ Casbah

7/31: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

8/1: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

8/3: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

8/4: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

8/5: Seattle, WA @ Neumos

8/7: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

8/8: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater

8/10: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

8/11: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

8/12: Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch

8/13: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

8/14: Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon

8/15: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

8/17: Boston, MA @ Royale

8/18: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

8/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts

8/20: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

8/21: Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s

8/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

8/23: New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s

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STEVE VON TILL Announces European Live Dates In Support Of His New Solo Album, A Life Unto Itself, Out Now On Neurot Recordings

Neurosis guitarist/vocalist and Neurot Recordings founder, STEVE VON TILL, reveals a string of European live dates in support of his latest solo album, the immense and celestial, A Life Unto Itself. From June 29th through July 5th, SVT will trek through the UK, Germany and France.

STEVE VON TILL Solo Shows:

6/29/2015 St Pancras Old Church – London, UK

7/01/2015 Jägerklause – Berlin, DE

7/02/2015 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE

7/03/2015 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE

7/04/2015 La Peniche – Lille, FR

7/05/2015 Espace B – Paris, FR

A Life Unto Itself ventures into compelling uncharted territory for its maker. STEVE VON TILL‘s weathered, distinctive voice and sparse acoustic guitar provides a foundation, but a much wider variety of sonic textures are presented here. Bold and ambitious arrangements weave vintage synth, sublime strings, percussion, and electric guitars throughout these unique and expansive songs, as VON TILL‘s raspy whisper dives deeply inward, and speaks genuinely of visions, memories, and self-reflection in a way that feels both seasoned and exposed.

The majority of A Life Unto Itself was captured at Avast! Recording Co. in Seattle under the direction of producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Marissa Nadler and Rose Windows), with additional recordings handled at STEVE VON TILL‘s own The Crow’s Nest, and the final product was mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. With guest viola contributions from Eyvind Kang, pedal steel from J. Kardong, and percussion courtesy of Pat Schowe, the album is enshrouded in artwork bearing the recognizable style of Aaron Turner (Sumac, Isis, Old Man Gloom, Hydra Head). All of these factors culminate into a twelve-passage voyage with over forty-five minutes of stirring textures which drill their way immediately to the core of your bones, gnaw your heart’s defense mechanisms to their foundations, and invoke a wellspring of emotions.

Stream A Life Unto Itself in its entirety RIGHT HERE.

A Life Unto Itself LP is out now via Neurot Recordings. Packages for the digital download, CD, and 12″ LP on both black and red vinyl, including t-shirt bundles, are AVAILABLE HERE.

 

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THE CLEARING PATH: Italian Soloist Completes Blackened Metallic Hardcore Debut Album For Self-Release This Summer

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Italian blackened hardcore/metal outfit, THE CLEARING PATH, has completed its debut full-length album, Watershed Between Earth And Firmament, and is finalizing the details for its release this Summer.

Born from the ashes of ThySolace, THE CLEARING PATH‘s sole creator, one Gabriele Gramaglia, took the black metal and hardcore influences of that act into drastically more conceptual directions, in a more ambitious delivery, thriving on the influence of abstract hardcore/punk acts in the vein of Converge, Traged and His Hero Is Gone, and atmospheric/experimental black metal, citing the likes of Blut Aus Nord, Enslaved, Deathspell and Omega. Fully written, executed, recorded and mixed by Gramaglia, the first recording from THE CLEARING PATH, Watershed Between Earth And Firmament is a concept album about spiritual renaissance inspired by the beauty of mountainous landscapes of the Italian Alps north of the creator’s homeland.

Conceived in reflection about one of the darkest periods in the artist’s life, Watershed Between Earth And Firmament stands as a turning point, in searching for the light to find the path back to normalcy. Metaphorically describing a trek from the slopes of a majestic mountain to its summit in which, after many efforts and obstacles, some semblance of solace is found, the groundwork for the album was inspired by the beauty of the landscapes through these times of travel and meditation. Mastered by Marco Gervasio and fitted with custom artwork painted by Luca Devinu/Blessend, Watershed Between Earth And Firmament is a dense, thirty-minute release sure to catch the attention of fans of Celeste, Castevet, Krallice, Eleven As In Adversaries and the like.

Watershed Between Earth And Firmament Track Listing:

I. Holy Waters

II. Sacred Mountains

III. Goddess Aura

IV. Atop The Throat, My Glance Cautiously Surveys The Depths

V. My Wild Goose Chase

VI. This River Will Carry Me Towards The Grandest Light

Watershed Between Earth And Firmament will see independent release on July 11th, at first digitally, with physical versions to follow. Stand by for audio samples from Watershed Between Earth And Firmament and more on the album to be issued shortly.

 

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LOCRIAN Issues First Single From Relapse-Bound Infinite Dissolution LP With “An Index Of Air”

Chicago/Baltimore-based avant black/industrial experimental trio, LOCRIAN, has issued “An Index Of Air,” the first single from their impending Infinite Dissolution LP.

Amidst their nearly two-dozen releases over the past decade, Infinite Dissolution will mark LOCRIAN‘s second album for the diverse Relapse roster as it hits the street in late July, amidst the band’s celebration of its tenth anniversary. One of the most determined tracks on Infinite Dissolution, the nearly eight-minute-long “An Index Of Air” is subdivided into three movements — i. Divinations, ii. Air Structures, iii. and Watcher Of The Clouds — the track encompassing the apex of the record. The track delivers a permeating vision of our planet in environmental peril, as does the rest of the album, which is inspired by the book, “The Sixth Extinction,” a futurist look at the current mass extinction of Earth which our generation attempts to thrive within every day. LOCRIAN is here joined by Dana Schechter of Insect Ark on slide guitar and Erica Burgner-Hannum of The Holy Circle on vocals, whose contributions help shape the segments of the song.

Issues LOCRIAN on the intense track, “‘An Index Of Air’ was written as a three part suite with the first part, ‘Divinations,’ being the calling forth of the atmosphere and trying to read the future from it. ‘Air Structures’ takes its name from a Brian Eno/Robert Fripp live bootleg but is a narrative about the realization that the air being called forth will kill us and that we have brought this on ourselves. And ‘Watcher Of The Clouds’ is a play on the Genesis song ‘Watcher Of The Skies,’ but is also the shift in narrative voice where we predict a new atmosphere must be formed after humanity is extinct.”

The soundtrack to the planet’s ongoing collapse comes by way of LOCRIAN‘s “An Index Of Air” playing through Relapse Records’ Soundcloud HERE and YouTube HERE.

Infinite Dissolution, another dark and cinematic work of exceptional aural artistry from LOCRIAN‘s André Foisy, Terence Hannum and Steven Hess, presents nearly fifty minutes of material more epic and foreboding than anything in the trio’s extensive catalog. Recorded at Steve Albini-owned/operated Electrical Audio in Chicago, produced by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian Circles), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and with artwork based on a massive installation by sculptor David Altmejd, Infinite Dissolution is a multi-part concept album dealing with the struggle of human extinction; a seamless and harrowing blend of dark ambience, drone, black metal, post-rock, and power electronics, and the perfect manifestation of modern, forward-thinking experimental music.

Infinite Dissolution will see North American release on July 24th, 2015 on CD, vinyl and digital formats. View the trailer for the album RIGHT HERE and check out physical preorder options HERE, and digital preorders via BandCamp HERE and iTunes HERE.

Stand by for announcements on sporadic live actions from LOCRIAN across the US and beyond throughout the remnants of their tenth anniversary year, as well as additional audio/video samplings of Infinite Dissolution to be released over the coming days.

 

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TEMPLE OF DAGON Unleashes “Nexus Of Reality” Via Cvlt Nation; New EP From West Coast Crust Collective To See Release Next Week

 

With the official unveiling of their Revelations Of The Spirit EP now just one week away, today West Coast crust collective, TEMPLE OF DAGON, unleashes the final movement of their four-track journey with “Nexus Of Reality,” now playing at Cvlt Nation.

Based on the life and times of central character, the Horrid King, Revelations Of The Spirit is a cleansing of sorts – rich, scathing and continually illuminating. A soundtrack to self-loathing, self-reflection, self-acceptance and self-love. “The song is loosely based on the H.P. Lovecraft story, The Colour Out Of Space,” elaborates vocalist Dwane Burgess of the latest track teaser, “The location has been switched to a swamp. In my version of the story, the main character consumes the infected plant and wildlife. Then while floating in the river his mind begins to drift as the effects of the altered plants and meat take hold. While in a trance-like state, he realizes who he once was, and who he wants to be. It’s about self-reflection,” he continues. “There are moments in life when we are gifted with absolute clarity. This is one of those moments. As far as the music, we were shooting for a metal punk/crust feel, like Inepsy meets Stormcrow with a hint of Bolt Thrower.”

Adds Cvlt Nation, “TEMPLE OF DAGON’s basslines are mammoth and filled with caustic fury, and they get me hyped with each listen. I can’t forget the apocalyptic riffs dipped in the blood of our downpressors that offer the perfect backdrop for the off-the-chain vocals… In crust we trust…”

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Additionally, third track, “The Wandering Spirit,” is still available for communal ingestion via Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION.

In conjunction with the release, TEMPLE OF DAGON will raze the stages of a dozen cities beginning with an official record release show on June 6th. The following week the band will bring their diseased psalms to Oakland, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, New Orleans, Austin and Phoenix as well as Cruststock 2015 in Anaheim with additional live trauma to be announced soon.

TEMPLE OF DAGON:
6/06/2015 East 7th Punx Warehouse – Los Angeles, CA [info]
6/14/2015 House Show – Oakland, CA [info]
6/15/2015 Blackwater Bar – Portland, OR [info]
6/16/2015 The Mix – Seattle, WA [info]
6/18/2015 Club Scum – Denver, CO [info]
6/19/2015 Hexagon Bar – Minneapolis, MN [info]
6/20/2015 Warehouse Show – Madison, WI [info]
6/21/2015 Mousetrap – Chicago, IL [info]
6/23/2015 Spitfire – New Orleans, LA
6/25/2015 The Lost Well – Austin, TX [info]
6/26/2015 Palo Verde Lounge – Phoenix, AZ [info]
6/27/2015 The Music Hall @ Cruststock 2015 – Anaheim, CA [info]

Influenced by ’90s-era crust, stenchcore, death metal, thrash, and Lovecraftian lore, TEMPLE OF DAGON was forged in 2009 and quickly reaped an underground following with the release of their clobbering Book Of Azathoth EP. Following a glut of shows and various personnel changes, the band went on to record and self-release their 2010 debut, Rituals Of The Deep. Further blending their crust, punk, thrash, and death metal roots with a heavy dose of d-beat and blasts, the record earned further adulation from hordes in the know with Thrash Head commending the band’s, “pure fucking brutality,” further offering, “this is not only energetic and angry, but even aesthetically melodic with bridging riffs in all the right places! And the vocal dueling going down is heavy, aggressive protestation…This is truly sick!”

Revelations Of The Spirit was captured by Alex Estrada (Xibalba, Touche Amore, Silver Snakes et al) at Earth Capital Studios in Los Angeles, California and mastered by Dan Randall (Cannabis Corpse, Iron Reagan, Fucked Up et al) at Mammoth Sound in Alameda, California, and is a pure and menacing manifestation of audio punishment.

Revelations Of The Spirit will be unleashed on June 9th, 2015 digitally and on 10″ vinyl via Black Voodoo Records. For preorders go to THIS LOCATION.

 

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INHERIT DISEASE: West Coast Death Metal Militia Issues Studio Update + Video Teaser; New Full-Length To See Release Via Unique Leader Records

 

Ventura, California-based technical death metal unit, INHERIT DISEASE, will release their third full-length later this year via Unique Leader Records. Titled Ephemeral, the follow-up to 2010’s seminal Visceral Transcendence was tracked at Seahorse Sound Studios by Samur Khouja (Condemned, Arkaik, Flesh Consumed) and will feature mixing/mastering by Sasha Borovykh (Epicardiectomy, Cerebral Effusion) from Tsun Tsun Productions. Once again adorned with the stunningly disturbing cover creation of Yang Guang, Ephemeral will explore the realms of our dark future.

Forged in 2002, INHERIT DISEASE have spent the last thirteen years perfecting their style of straight forward, yet original, innovative brutal death metal. Various lineup changes over the years have attributed to the band’s artistic growth, though the band solidified their cast adding second guitarist Tom Wilson in 2012 to promote more diverse song writing structures and to enhance the intensity of their live shows.

Additional info, including an official release date for Ephemeral, will be revealed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out studio footage at THIS LOCATION.

INHERIT DISEASE Personnel:

Dan Osborn – Drums
Obie Flett – Vocals
Josh Welling – Bass
Derek DeRoos – Guitar
Tom Wilson – Guitar

INHERIT DISEASE demand attention and respect in the world of death metal.” – Stereokiller

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KHEMMIS: Decibel Magazine Issues Opening Track From 20 Buck Spin-Bound LP By Denver Doom Quartet; Record Release Show + Tour Confirmed

Fanatics of underworld doom and slow-motion classic metal rejoice in the impending wake of Absolution, the debut album by Denver-based quartet, KHEMMIS, as Decibel Magazine issues the first single from the record, in the form of album opener, “Torn Asunder.”

Through the devastating clarity of the production by Dave Otero’s Flatline Audio (Cobalt, Nightbringer, Cephalic Carnage), generations of doom influence are incorporated into the construct of KHEMMIS‘ Absolution, from its foundation aspects to its modern delivery. While each of its six sprawling and empowering works are like a conduit to the genus of the genre, the opening track to the LP lays the groundwork for the contemporary relevance of the album, which now sees its public debut via Decibel, who offers of its premiere, “‘Torn Asunder’ marches forward with an authority that belies the three-year-old outfit’s age.”

Decibel Magazine now delivers “Torn Asunder,” the first sampling of KHEMMIS‘ Absolution LP, at THIS LOCATION.

KHEMMIS has announced the details on a local Denver record release show for Absolution on August 1st, with support from Native Daughters and Of Feather And Bone. This show will lead a more widespread Western US tour in support of the album, which will be confirmed for broadcast in the next few days.

20 Buck Spin will issue Absolution on digital platforms and CD on on July 7th with the LP version coming together to be released in August.

KHEMMIS Live:

8/01/2015 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO * Absolutionrelease show w/ Native Daughters, Of Feather And Bone

Over the past decade, 20 Buck Spin has worked with top acts in the crowded doom genre; bands as diverse as Samothrace, Graves At Sea, Pallbearer, Yob, Mournful Congregation, Lycus, Atlantean Kodex and more. In that tradition, the label welcomes KHEMMIS, who, on their Absolution debut brings components of many of the aforementioned label alumni and forge a venerable testament to what heavy doom rock is in 2015. The six meticulously crafted songs on Absolution reveal a level of musicianship and writing skill seldom heard on debut albums. Often within the scope of a single song, KHEMMIS veers effortlessly between the crushing heaviness of Southern sludge and the somber melodies of traditional doom metal, cohesively weaving the disparate styles into their own immediately recognizable form. Vocally, KHEMMIS also utilizes a dual approach, sometimes harsh and guttural, but generally through a stunningly smooth classic doom/heavy rock delivery, and the powerfully adept rhythm section perfectly anchors the towering riff mastery and colorful dual guitar harmonies. The album’s Fantastic Frazetta-inspired cover art was created by Sam Turner (Speedwolf, Black Breath, Trve Brewing).

 

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THEORIES: Pacific Northwest Death Grind Unit To Kick Off North American Live Takeover With Goatwhore, Ringworm, And Black Breath; Regression Full-Length Out NOW!

 

Pacific Northwest death grind unit, THEORIES, is readying to kick off an epic run of live takeovers this Summer. Set to initiate on June 6th in Houston, the band will conquer the stages of over three dozen venues throughout North America alongside headlining labelmates, Goatwhore, with additional support provided by Ringworm and Black Breath.

THEORIES will be touring in support of the debilitating fruitage of their Regression full-length released earlier this Spring via Metal Blade Records. Captured at The Red Room and The Boiler Room with producer/engineer Derek Moree (The Sword, Pelican, Minus The Bear et al) with mixing and mastering conducted by Visceral Sound’s Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Regression delivers ten violent psalms of antagonistic, crust-infused death grind centered on the wanton truths of a society gone terribly wrong. “Regression is a honed, utterly off-the-wall experience that is a blast to listen to from both a technical standpoint, and one that’s just looking to rage,” issues Metal Injection of the offering, further enthusing, “Those into death metal or grindcore will find THEORIES much akin to bands like Misery Index, Cattle Decapitation and Pig Destroyer.” No Clean Singing agrees, “Regression is not only a superbly performed assault on your senses, but more importantly, one with more substance and memorable moments than you will find on most records within the genre. Highly recommended.” “Get this fucking album,” encourages Cvlt Nation. “Put it on constant rotation at the highest fucking decibel level you can handle, and then turn it up even higher. Blow out the windows of your house and break down a few walls. Destroy a few precious objects while cursing out your loved ones. Because without a doubt, the arrival of Regression warrants such a violent outburst and response from us all.” HeavyBlogIsHeavy notes, “THEORIES hits so many right notes on Regression that it would be easy to presume this was their third or fourth record. This is a creative and energetic debut from a young band already well versed in this art. Metal Blade really does know how to pick them.” Adds Invisible Oranges, “The ethos ‘more is more’ informs THEORIES’ take on the genre: more guitar solos per song, more disturbing vocal samples, more ignorant breakdowns than the typical-blast-then-pause grind record. Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed mixed the album, and punched every instrument into the red. The bass sounds like a guitar and the guitar sounds like the death squeal of some huge cybernetically enhanced boar. Drummer Joe ‘Grindo’ Axler’s snare drums sound as if they could break coconuts, and his cymbals sound like they’re made of Gillette razorblades. Even by grind standards it’s an intense listening experience.”

Check out Regression now at iTunes or Spotify.

THEORIES w/ Ringworm:

6/06/2015 Walters – Houston, TX
w/ Goatwhore, Ringworm:
6/07/2015 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
w/ Goatwhore, Ringworm, Black Breath:
6/08/2015 Inside @ Red 7 – Austin, TX
6/09/2015 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
6/10/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
6/11/2015 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/12/2015 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
6/13/2015 Stummer’s – Fresno, CA
6/14/2015 The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
6/15/2015 The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
6/16/2015 Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA
6/17/2015 Duffy’s Hangar – Salem, OR
6/18/2015 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
6/19/2015 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
6/20/2015 Level Upstairs – Kelowna, BC
6/21/2015 Dickens Pub – Calgary, AB
6/22/2015 The Starlite – Edmonton, AB
6/23/2015 O’Brian’s Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
6/24/2015 The Exchange – Regina, SK
6/25/2015 The Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
6/26/2015 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/27/2015 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
6/28/2015 Majestic Jr. – Detroit, MI
6/29/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/30/2015 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
7/01/2015 The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
7/02/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
7/03/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
7/04/2015 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
7/05/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
7/06/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
7/08/2015 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
7/09/2015 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.
7/11/2015 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
7/12/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA

w/ Black Breath:

7/13/2015 Jackpot – Lawrence, KS

7/14/2015 Moon Room – Denver, CO

7/15/2015 Kilby Courty – Salt Lake City, UT

7/16/2015 The Shredder, Boise, ID

THEORIES features within their ranks current and former members of Samothrace, Skarp, and Book Of Black Earth among others. Regression is available now via Metal Blade Records: http://www.metalblade.com/theories.

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