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CANDLEBOX Announces Summer and Fall Tour Dates To Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Critically-Acclaimed Album Lucy

Band Reveals Lineup Changes As It Moves Forward

Los Angeles, CA (July 8, 2015) – CANDLEBOX is reigniting the flame this summer as it announces plans for a summer and fall tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their sophomore album Lucy.

Released in 1995, Lucy was the successful follow up album to CANDLEBOX‘s debut and achieved Gold certification thanks to songs like “Simple Lessons”, “Best Friend” and the title track “Lucy”.

The tour, which will kick off July 23 in Lake Charles, LA and run through the fall, will feature hits from Lucy as well as fan favorites.

In addition to revealing tour news, CANDLEBOX has also confirmed a lineup change.

After twenty plus years of rocking the road and creating great music together Peter Klett and Scott Mercado have decided to take a break from touring with CANDLEBOX. Parting ways amicably, Klett and Mercado have decided to devote their careers full time to Lotus Crush and their other side projects.

“I’m stoked that Pete and Scott are having such great success with Lotus Crush and their other projects. I wish them nothing but the best,” said Kevin Martin, lead singer for CANDLEBOX.

Peter Klett added, “It’s time; there is nothing greater than playing music you’ve created in front of fans who love it with their heart and soul. That is what we have done with CANDLEBOX for 20 plus years. The wonderful people who have embraced us have done it with class. For that, Scott and I are extremely grateful.”

The CANDLEBOX lineup continues with current member: Adam Kury on bass and guitar. Drummer Dave Krusen, who played with CANDLEBOX from 1996-2001 and was in Pearl Jam and was featured on the iconic 10 album, Mike Leslie (Mike Leslie Band) and Fosterchild Guitarist Brian Quinn, who was label mates and friends with Martin for years.

CANDLEBOX tour dates include:

*Note: Additional dates to be added.


7/23: Lake Charles, LA @ L’Auberge du Lac

7/25: St. Clair, MI @ St. Clair Riverfest

7/30: New Bedford, MA @ Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

8/1: Sturgis, SD @ Easyriders Saloon

8/8: Fort Bliss, TX @ Ft. Bliss Army Base

8/15: Glen Flora, WI @ North Woods Rock Rally

8/21: Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock

8/22: Island Lake, IL @ Sideouts Bands in the Sand

8/28: Tacoma WA @ Uncle Sams

8/29: Central Point, OR @ Lithia Motors Amphitheater

9/11: Hinckley, MN @ Grand Casino Amphitheater

9/19: Cottonwood, AZ @ Thunder Valley Rally

10/17: Houston, TX @ CWM Pavilion


Formed in 1990, CANDLEBOX is considered one of the greatest American rock bands of its time. CANDLEBOX was the first successful act on Madonna’s Maverick Records, which went on to sign Alanis Morissette, Deftones and The Prodigy. The band found immediate success with the release of its self-titled debut album in July 1993. It featured some of the band’s biggest hit singles, including “Far Behind”, “You” and “Cover Me” and was certified platinum by the RIAA four times. The group has sold over 8,000,000 albums worldwide. They continued their success releasing two highly successful albums (Lucy and Happy Pills), toured relentlessly and in the year 2000 took an indefinite hiatus.

Following the six-year hiatus, the band reunited in 2006, and two years later, they released their fourth album Into the Sun, followed by an extensive tour. Their latest album, Love Stories & Other Musings, was released in April 2012. CANDLEBOX are currently hard at work on their new album, which is set for an early 2016 release. More details on the new album and additional tour dates will be coming soon.

RIVERSIDE – Launch new track “Discard Your Fear” via lyric-video

Polish Prog masters RIVERSIDE are now kicking off the promotional activities for their much anticipated new studio album “Love, Fear and the Time Machine”, which will be released on September 4th, 2015 via InsideOutMusic.

Today, the band is revealing the first track off the album via a lyric-video.

RIVERSIDE‘s Mariusz Duda checked in about “Discard Your Fear” as follows:
“On the new album I wanted to combine the 70’s and the 80’s. The 80’s were a decade of musical growing up for me. I remember being enchanted by music deep with bass, chorus and all kinds of reverb. ‘Discard Your Fear’ is a good example of this flow. The lyrics are about the most popular kind of fear that touches most of us – the fear of the unknown.”

RIVERSIDE‘s 6th studio album features cover artwork by longtime design-partner Travis Smith / Seempieces (Katatonia, Opeth, Nevermore, etc.) and will contain the following track-listing:

RIVERSIDE – “Love, Fear and the Time Machine”

1. Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened By a Hat?)

2. Under the Pillow

3. #Addicted

4. Caterpillar and the Barbed Wire

5. Saturate Me

6. Afloat

7. Discard Your Fear

8. Towards the Blue Horizon

9. Time Travellers

10. Found (The Unexpected Flaw of Searching)

A musical package entitled “Day Session”, the brighter companion of the “Night Session” presented on the band’s previous album “Shrine of New Generation Slaves”, will be available as bonus material well.

In other news, RIVERSIDE are kicking off a string of European dates this weekend at “Be Prog! My Friend” festival in Barcelona, Spain and also visit Italy, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK on this run, on which the band will already showcase some of the new album’s material.

Below is an overview of the upcoming RIVERSIDE tour dates for North America. More dates will be confirmed soon…

RIVERSIDE North America tour with special guests The Sixxis:

Sep 12 – Atlanta, GA – ProgPower USA Center stage

Sep 13 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club

Sep 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Bull Shooters Saloon

Sep 16 – New Brunswick, NJ – NJ Proghouse at The Crossroads Theatre

Sep 19 – Montreal, QC – Theatre La Tulipe

Sep 20 – Quebec City, QC – L’Imperial

Sep 22 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club

Sep 23 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge

Sep 24 – Chicago, IL – Reggies

More dates to be confirmed soon…

RIVERSIDE‘s previous album, “Shrine Of New Generation Slaves”, entered the national sales charts of several countries upon release as follows (highest chart week position mentioned!): Germany: # 33, Poland: # 2, The Netherlands: # 28, The Netherlands (Alternative Charts): # 9, Switzerland: # 51, UK (Rock Charts): # 24, Finland: # 41, France (Top 200): # 194, USA (Billboard New Artists Chart): # 18.

More details about “Love, Fear and the Time Machine” will follow soon…

NAPALM RECORDS News Updates For July 9th

THE ANSWER Premiere New Video For “Gone Too Long” via Pop Matters

THE ANSWER overcame the recent US Visa system crash and made it to the USA in time for their tour with Whitesnake! The band’s new single “Gone Too Long”which was mixed for radio by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters / Biffy Clyro) – will be released July 31, 2015 following the band’s North American Tour and in anticipation of their European Festival appearances & a special one off London Planet Rock London Borderline show on July 29th!

Today the band premieres their latest video for”Gone Too Long” taken from their latest album “Raise A Little Hell” (Napalm Records).

With over 300,000 sales worldwide, THE ANSWER are one of the hardest working Irish artists in rock, having performed over 200 shows worldwide in the last eighteen months.


July 09th St Louis MO @ ORH Headline show
July 10th Kansas City MO @ Daveys Headline show
July 11th St Paul MN @ Myth (w/ Whitesnake)
July 12th Chicago, IL @ Reggies (w/ Whitesnake)
July 14th Clear Lake IA @ Surf Ballroom (w/ Whitesnake)
July 16th OshKosh WI @ Rock USA Festival
July 17th Geneva IL @ Geneva Music Pk (w/ Whitesnake)
July 18th Merrillville IN @ Star Plaza (w/ Whitesnake)
July 20th Greensburg PN @ Palace Theatre (w/ Whitesnake)
July 21st Washington DC @ DC9 Headline show
July 22nd New York @ Knitting Factory Headline show
July 24th Green Bay WI @ Burning Cow Festival
July 29th London @ The Borderline Special Headline show
July 30th Wacken Festival DE

AMBERIAN DAWN Unveil Album Title And Release Date!

Finish Symphonic Metallers AMBERIAN DAWN are pleased to unveil the first details of their next masterpiece! Together with AD’s co-producer Mikko P. Mustonen (known for his work with Delain, Ensiferum and Sonata Arctica), vocalist Capri and the band’s composer Tuomas Seppälä the band are hard at work right now on the new album. The album will be released worldwide on October 23rd via Napalm Records! Handling production duties on the record is composer Tuomas Seppälä who also plays keyboards and guitar.

AMBERIAN DAWN mastermind Tuomas Seppälä on the upcoming album, entitled Innuendo:

“This is one of the most melodic and vocal-driven album in AD’s history. I’ve composed these songs in a little bit of a different way than I’ve used to do before. I have worked with these songs without any limitations. Some of the elements I’ve used have been quite unusual in the heavy metal genre and there’s going to be a fresh new sound for AD. Musically these songs are still very much influenced by classical music but also by electro-composers like Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis for example. Our new vocalist Capri was able to bring tons of emotion with her sound and lyric writing and I’m sure that this album will be our best so far “

Together with their label mates in DELAIN & Anneke van Giersbergen of THE GENTLE STORM, AMBERIAN DAWN is going to hit the road in October & November!


14.08.15 CZ – Hodonin / Made Of Metal Open Air

27.10.15 CH – Solothurn / Kopfmehl

28.10.15 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie

29.10.15 FR – Paris / Divan Du Monde

30.10.15 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob

31.10.15 DE – Andernach / Juz Live Club

02.11.15 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle

03.11.15 IT – Milan / Live Club

04.11.15 AT – Graz / Explosiv

05.11.15 HU – Budapest / Club 202

06.11.15 SK – Bratislava / Randal Club

07.11.15 PL – Warsaw / Club Progresia

08.11.15 DE – Berlin / K17

NEUROSIS: Relapse Vinyl Reissues Announced

As the next chapter in Relapse Records? ongoing 25th anniversary commemoration, heavy music visionaries NEUROSIS will have two of their most revered and long out-of-print titles reissued on super deluxe 180-gram double vinyl this fall. Through Silver in Blood (1996), which Fact Magazine recently deemed the #1 best post-metal album of all time, has not been printed on vinyl in ten years, while Times of Grace (1999) is seeing its first pressing in over fifteen years. Additionally, Grace, the 1999 Tribes of Neurot companion piece to Times of Grace, will also see a deluxe Relapse reissue, its first time ever on vinyl.

Each reissue will contain reinterpretations of the original iconic artwork and will be housed in heavy duty ?tip-on? jackets and will be available in a variety of limited edition exclusive colors. The reissues are set for worldwide release on September 4th and will also include full album digital download codes.

In concurrence with the deluxe reissues, NEUROSIS are preparing to embark on a headlining North American tour this summer alongside Neurot Recordings doomsters Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, experimental sludge/noise technicians The Body and sludgesters SUMAC. A full list of dates is included below.

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:

7/31/2015 Liberty Hall ? Lawrence, KS w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/01/2015 Mill City ? Minneapolis, MN w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/02/2015 The Majestic ? Madison, WI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/03/2015 Thalia Hall ? Chicago, IL w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/04/2015 Expo Five ? Louisville, KY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/05/2015 St. Andrews ? Detroit, MI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/06/2015 Opera House ? Toronto, ON w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body
8/07/2015 Heavy Montréal ? Montréal, QC w/ Mastodon, Meshuggah, Gorguts, Arch Enemy
8/08/2015 Paradise ? Boston, MA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac, The Body
8/09/2015 Warsaw ? Brooklyn, NY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/10/2015 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/11/2015 Union Transfer ? Philadelphia, PA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/12/2015 Broadberry ? Richmond, VA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/14/2015 Masquerade ? Atlanta, GA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac
8/15/2015 House Of Blues ? New Orleans, LA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Iron Tongue
8/16/2015 Warehouse Live ? Houston, TX w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Pinkish Black

INSOMNIUM announces split 7″ with OMNIUM GATHERUM for upcoming North American tour

Ready to embark on their first USA headlining tour this August, Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have announced a split 7″ with OMNIUM GATHERUM, who will be direct support on the trek. This release is “double A-sided” (meaning, each band has their own front-cover side) and contains one track from INSOMNIUM, “Out To The Sea” (which previously appeared on the now sold-out Shadows Of The Dying Sun deluxe CD box-set edition), and one track from OMNIUM GATHERUM, “Skyline” (which will appear on the band’s new album due out February 2016). Featuring artwork by Olli-Pekka Lappalainen (who previously created designs for both bands), this tour exclusive 7″ is limited to 500 copies and available at all shows while supplies last. See below the track-listing and dates:

INSOMNIUM/ OMNIUM GATHERUM split “double A-side” 7″ (black vinyl; limited to 500 copies)
Side A
1. Out To The Sea (INSOMNIUM)
Side A

Aug. 9 – Montreal, QC – Heavy MTL festival
Aug. 11 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Aug. 12 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Aug. 13 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 14 – Clifton Park, NY – Trick Shot & Billiards
Aug. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
Aug. 16 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge
Aug. 17 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
Aug. 18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Aug. 19 – Winnipeg, MB – Zoo Cabaret
Aug. 21 – Edmonton, AL – The Starlite Room
Aug. 22 – Calgary, AL – Nite Owl
Aug. 23 – Vancouver, BC – Red Room
Aug. 24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Aug. 25 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Aug. 26 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
Aug. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Whiskey a Go Go
Aug. 28 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Aug. 29 – Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
Aug. 30 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
Sept. 1 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Sept. 2 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Sept. 3 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
Sept. 4 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Sept. 5 – Toronto, ON – Garrison
Sept. 6 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual
Sept. 7 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle

INSOMNIUM will be touring in support of their latest album, Shadows Of The Dying Sun. Born out of the melancholy, sorrow and dreariness of long winter nights, their 6th full-length is even more intense and dynamic than its predecessor (2011’s acclaimed masterpiece, One For Sorrow). With each new album, the quartet seems to bring their songwriting craftsmanship closer to perfection; Shadows Of The Dying Sun is irrefutably “…melodic death metal done right” (METAL

ICED EARTH classic albums re-released on vinyl

Century Media will release the first four studio albums of ICED EARTH in July.

“Iced Earth” and “Night Of The Stormrider” will be released on June 10th, “Burnt Offerings” and “The Dark Saga” will be released on June 17th. All four albums will come in gatefold sleeves featuring the original LP artwork. Layouts have been kept close to the layouts of the original vinyl versions as well. Each LP includes a 60×60 artwork poster and 180 g vinyl. The LP sound has been kept in its original form, with a special vinyl mastering of Patrick Engel, known from his careful mastering works for bands as Jag Panzer, Exodus, Trouble, Tokyo Blade or Candlemass, delivering you the best vinyl listening experience of these US power metal classics.

While “The Dark Saga” has already seen one vinyl re-issue in 2010 (which is a rare edition by now), the first three ICED EARTH albums have never seen an LP re-issue since their initial release. As prices have reached ridiculous heights lately, it’s time to offer you these outstanding and influential albums for a regular price. The albums “Days Of Purgatory”, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and “Horror Show” will follow in the first quarter of 2016.

Here is the info on the vinyl color splits:

“Iced Earth” LP:

Clear vinyl – 100 copies (exclusively available at CM Distro Europe)

Turquoise vinyl – 200 copies (exclusively available at CM Distro US)

Green vinyl – 400 copies (available at various mailorder stores)

Black vinyl – unlimited

“Night Of The Stormrider” LP:

Clear vinyl – 100 copies (exclusively available at CM Distro Europe)

Silver vinyl – 200 copies (exclusively available at CM Distro US)

Blue vinyl – 400 copies (available at various mailorder stores)

Black vinyl – unlimited

“Burnt Offerings” 2LP:

Clear vinyl – 100 copies (exclusively available at CM Distro Europe)

Orange vinyl – 200 copies (exclusively available at CM Distro US)

Red vinyl – 400 copies (available at various mailorder stores)

Black vinyl – unlimited

“The Dark Saga” LP:

Clear vinyl – 100 copies (exclusively available at CM Distro Europe)

Lilac vinyl – 200 copies (exclusively available at CM Distro US)

Yellow vinyl – 400 copies (available at various mailorder stores)

Black vinyl – unlimited


ICED EARTH Line-Up (2015):

Jon Schaffer – guitars

Stu Block – vocals

Troy Seele – guitars

Luke Appleton – bass

Brent Smedley – drums

ICED EARTH Discography (studio albums only):

Iced Earth (1990)

Night Of The Stormrider (1991)

Burnt Offerings (1995)

The Dark Saga (1996)

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998)

Horrow Show (2001)

The Glorious Burden (2004)

Framing Armageddon – Something Wicked Part 1 (2007)

The Crucible Of Man – Something Wicked Part 2 (2008)

Dystopia (2011)

Plagues Of Babylon (2014)

AT THE GATES announces new live appearances worldwide



Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES show no sign of slowing down with the promotional activities for their highly acclaimed At War With Reality comeback-album.

Most recently and following a blistering set at UK’s prestigious Download Festival on the main stage, AT THE GATES has won an “Inspiration Award” at this year’s Metal Hammer UK Golden Gods award ceremony and celebrated the occasion with a live-performance of four tracks (“Death And The Labyrinth”, “Slaughter Of The Soul”, “Heroes And Tombs” and “Blinded By Fear”) at the event.

AT THE GATES has now also confirmed appearances at Japan’s Loud Park festival (with SLAYER, MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, etc.), Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA (with SLIPKNOT, JUDAS PRIEST, KORN, etc.), as well as the upcoming 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise (with CHILDREN OF BODOM, ICED EARTH, SODOM, etc.) in early 2016. Here is a list of all upcoming gigs announced so far (latest updates and revisions marked *):

AT THE GATES – live:

16.07.2015 – Tokaj (Hungary) – Kingdom of Hegyalja Festival

18.07.2015 – Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands – G! Festival

31.07.2015 – Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air

06.08.2015 – Gävle (Sweden) – Getaway Rock Festival

08.08.2015 – Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival

12.08.2015 – Oslo (Norway) – Oyafestivalen

15.08.2015 – Cetatea Rasnov (Romania) – Rockstadt Extreme Fest

29.08.2015 – Istanbul (Turkey) – Headbangers Weekend

02.09.2015 – Guadalajara (Mexico) – C3

03.09.2015 – Monterrey (Mexico) – Café Iguana

04.09.2015 – Mexico City (Mexico) – Circo Volador

05.09.2015 – San Jose (Costa Rica) – Pepper’s Club

06.09.2015 – Bogotá (Colombia) – Teatro Metropol

08.09.2015 – Santiago (Chile) – Teatro Cariola

10.09.2015 – Buenos Aires (Argentina) – Teatro Flores

11.09.2015 – Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) – Teatro Odisseia

12.09.2015 – Limeira (Brazil) – Mirage

14.09.2015 – Sao Paulo (Brazil) – Clash Club

18.09.2015 – Gårda (Sweden) – Liseberg

11.10.2015 – Tokyo (Japan) – Loud Park Festival *

24.10.2015 – San Bernardino (US) – Knotfest *

28.10.2015 – Perth (Australia) – Amplifier Bar

29.10.2015 – Adelaide (Australia) – The Unibar

30.10.2015 – Melbourne (Australia) – Corner Hotel

31.10.2015 – Sydney (Australia) – Manning Bar

01.11.2015 – Brisbane (Australia) – Brightside

07.11.2015 – Leeds (UK) – Damnation Festival

13.11.2015 – Weissenhäuser Strand (Germany) – Metal Hammer Paradise

04.-08.02.2015 – Miami/Jamaica – 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise *

24.-27.03.2016 – Johannesburg (South Africa) – Witchfest *

NAPALM DEATH announce “Deathcrusher” tour; Nepal charity track; John Peel archive video; On the road now!

British Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH continue to promote their 15th and much-praised studio album release “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” and have recently announced their participation on what will be one of the heaviest tour packages of the year: The “Deathcrusher Tour” 2015, which sees NAPALM DEATH and labelmates VOIVOD join up with headliners Carcass, Obituary as well as Herod all throughout November in Europe. Here are the dates revealed so far:

“Deathcrusher Tour 2015”
Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod & Herod
Presented by Rage Wear, Ad Ticket, OX Fanzine, Fuze Mag., Slam Magazin & Big Cheese

01.11. Gent (Belgium) – De Vooruit
02.11. Köln (Germany) – Live Music Hall
03.11. Geneva (Switzerland) – L’Usine
04.11. Stuttgart (Germany) – LKA Longhorn
05.11. Prague (Czech Republic) – Folimanka Hall
06.11. Magdeburg (Germany) – Factory
08.11. Gothenburg (Sweden) – Tradgar’n
09.11. Stockholm (Sweden) – Arenan
11.11. Gdansk (Poland) – B90
12.11. Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja
13.11. Leipzig (Germany) – Täubchenthal
15.11. Vienna (Austria) – Simm City
16.11. Munich (Germany) – Kesselhaus
17.11. Bologna (Italy) – Estragon Club
18.11. Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
19.11. Wiesbaden (Germany) – Schlachthof
21.11. Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Speedfest
26.11. Madrid (Spain) – Sala Riviera
27.11. Lisboa (Portugal) – Cine Teatro Corrois
28.11. Bilbao (Spain) – Sala Santana 27
29.11. Barcelona (Spain) – Sala Razzmatazz

More dates to be announced soon…

NAPALM DEATH’s Shane Embury comments as follows:

“It goes without saying that we are really looking forward to the upcoming “Deathcrusher Tour”. The Musical history and relevance between all 4 of the bands truly speaks for itself I think – It’s heartwarming to be a part of it.

All of the bands involved in this tour have been great friends for what I guess is a lifetime now – we have played together on many separate occasions before BUT this tour! This tour is something very special, I mean come on…VOIVOD, NAPALM DEATH, OBITUARY & CARCASS are you kidding? All on the same bill night after night?? This is the A to Z of heavy, grinding, progressive, crushing riffs in one insane package!

I expect to see nothing less than savage mosh pit mayhem every evening….this is one tour nobody should miss…”

But before that, NAPALM DEATH will be playing various runs of headline club shows and appear at several open-air events as well. Here is a list of the upcoming NAPALM DEATH shows (including newly announced dates for North America), kicking off today in The Netherlands.

NAPALM DEATH – Live 2015:
03.07. Deventer (The Netherlands) – Burgerweeshuis
04.07. Trier (Germany) – Ex- Haus / Death Shall Rise Festival
05.07. Köln (Germany) – Underground
06.07. Osnabrück (Germany) – Bastard Club
07.07. Freiburg (Germany) – Atlantik
09.07. Novi Sad (Serbia) – Exit Festival
10.07. Strasskirchen (Germany) – Plutonium Klub
11.07. Berlin (Germany) – SO36
26.07. Austin (USA) – Austin Music Hall
27.07. Dallas (USA) – South Side Ballroom
28.07. Houston (USA) – Bayou Music Center
07.08. Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
08.08. Derbyshire (UK) – Bloodstock Festival
28.08. Gigors et Lozeron (France) – Freakshow Festival
29.08. Wörrstadt (Germany) – Neuborn Open Air Festival
11.09. Frederick (USA) – Café 611
12.09. Cave-In-Rock (USA) – Full Terror Assault Open Air
02.10. Krasnodar (Russia) – Arena Hall
04.10. Yaroslavl (Russia) – Gorka Club
06.10. Samara (Russia) – Zvezda Club
07.10. St. Petersburg (Russia) – Zal Ozhidaniya
08.10. Moscow (Russia) – Volta
11.10. Tokyo (Japan) – Saitama Super Arena / Loudpark Festival

More dates soon…

On other news, NAPALM DEATH have just made an unreleased track from the sessions of their latest album “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” available as charity download for Nepal. Look for the track “Earthwire” and further information on their website.

Here are some words by NAPALM DEATH about this project:

“Having been fortunate to be invited to Kathmandu just over three years ago to play a gig, I remember fondly the unique, enriching experience that it gave us as a band. When you’re bouncing from continent to continent in short spaces of time, it might be very easy to become complacent to where you process all those continents through the same perceptive filter. I think you owe it those who receive you – and to yourself – to have a deeper sense of understanding.

Nepal, therefore, seemed not only a place of striking beauty, but also a tougher place for things that you would normally take for granted e.g. a stage to play on and a place for a concert festival. A wider viewing revealed such grim inequalities – in comparison to the wider world – as people living in holes at the side of the road, which then actually became one of the reference points for our current album, ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’.

When the earthquake struck on the 25th April 2015, I recalled the general frailty of the buildings in Kathmandu (something which you see on several continents where deprivation makes everyday habitation a very hazardous experience) and could already imagine the consequences – I didn’t necessarily need to view the inevitable volume of TV / internet footage.

Shane, our bass player, was already thinking of what Napalm Death could do to alleviate things in our own small way and knowing that Bill Gould from Faith No More had been involved in the region, Shane was kindly directed by him to the DZI. We like the fact that the community has an overriding hand in deciding how to best use resources, and the spirit of independence that the DZI encourages is something that runs in parallel with the ethos of Napalm Death.

We therefore present an exclusive track from the aforementioned album session written by our guitarist, Mitch Harris – to raise funds for the work and resources required through the DZI. The lyrics can be interpreted in several different ways, but to me they signify acknowledging and embracing humanity beyond the relentless march of technology. Perhaps somewhat apt here.

Please give what you can to aid the rebuilding of people’s lives – and bathe in the sonic extremity.”

With thanks and in solidarity, Mark “Barney” Greenway for and on behalf of Napalm Death

Upon release in January, NAPALM DEATH’s latest album “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” managed to enter the sales charts in several countries across the world with the following highest positions: Germany: #36, Switzerland: #64, France: #69, Greece: #60, Belgium (Flemish): #103, Belgium (Wallonia): #111, UK: #120, UK Rock Chart: #15, US Top 200: #113, US New Artist Top 50: #2.

You can purchase various formats of “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” as well as previous NAPALM DEATH releases at a fine retailer near you.



Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the sort of town of which there are many hundred all across America: post-industrial, blue collar and, on occasion, more than a little bleak. As is so often the case though, it is in these relative backwards towns that authentic, compelling creativity truly thrives – the monotony of the landscape punctuated by brilliant flares of art. FROM ASHES TO NEW are one such flare; a thoroughly modern rock band wielding both a state-of-the-art sound and an old-as-the-hills work ethic.

Formed barely two years ago by vocalist, programmer and creative mastermind Matt Brandyberry, the sextet consists of the cream of Lancaster?s underground scene. ?We have all played with each other in old bands and other projects,? explains Brandyberry. ?And when those things stalled or fell apart, the guys who wanted to take things a little more seriously began to gravitate toward FATN. It all came together incredibly organically and we clicked almost instantaneously. It was a real ?Aha!? moment, like this was the band we should have been in all along.?

For Brandyberry in particular, FATN represents a creative endeavor a long time in the making. As a young kid obsessed by world-changing flows of Tupac and Biggie as well as the local Philadelphia Hip Hop scene that surrounded him, writing rhymes became a natural pastime. ?It was until my late teens that my interest in hard rock music properly developed,? explains the frontman ?slowly but surely I got into things like Sevendust and it all snowballed from there.?

Before long, Brandyberry was obsessively playing guitar and piano and, most importantly, penning his own music to go with the raps he had been developing since junior high. ?I decided I was going to put everything I had inside of me into doing music, it became everything to me. I was like a sponge – I wanted to learn every technique, every skill so that I had what I needed to out the ideas that I had in my head on paper and eventually turn them into records.?

And turn those ideas into records is exactly what he did. With the assistance of producer Grant McFarland, FATN set about molding their rap/rock hybrid into a sky-scrapingly monolithic proposition.

?We always wanted our songs to sound huge,? admits co-vocalist and melodic linchpin Chris Musser. ?Our ambition is to throw as much as we can into them and give the listener the most connecting experience possible. We vent a lot of emotion, a lot of frustrations, a lot of angst through our songs, but we always want them to have a craft to them – something which shines through.?

And if recent four-track EP Downfall was a glistening opening gambit, then the forthcoming full-length album will radiate with the fire of a thousand suns. A fearsome mix of contemporary metalcore crunch and soul-searching rap, the band are already punching with a heavyweight strength that belies their so far brief career. It?s a potent approach galvanized further by the background from which the band all come from.

?When we were recording the album, we were all holding down full time jobs,? explains Musser. ?I work fixing up body panels for airplanes. I?d start work at 6, finish at 4 then go straight to the studio to work until 2 in the morning. That has been my life for the past year and the discontentment of working in a dead-end job has filtered through onto this album massively. We go through the same things that everyone else who has to wake up in the morning and go do something they hate.?

?To put it bluntly, there?s a lot of ?Fuck you? on this album,? laughs Brandyberry. ?A lot of stuff about shitty relationships, about working hard for something and people telling you can?t do it, about never accepting that things are just ?beyond you?. We?re not the cool band from LA or New York or any of those places, we?re six regular guys from a regular place but that is in our favor, not against us. We understand what it?s like.?

Yet with major tours with the likes of Hollywood Undead under their belts and a record deal that puts them among some of the best known commercial rock bands already signed, FATN look set to take their message to a bigger stage than they could ever previously have imagined.

Blessed with honesty, integrity, grit, determination and, most vitally, a genuinely devastating arsenal of gut-mangling tunes  FROM ASHES TO NEW have got all the ingredients to turn your world, and the entire scene, on its head.

Thrash Legends EXODUS Featured in Latest SPOTIFY “Metal Talks” Episode

Thrash metal legends EXODUS are featured on the latest episode of premier music streaming service Spotify?s ?Metal Talks? series, and fans can head to the show?s landing page now to listen: Spotify ?Metal Talks? is a podcast-style show showcasing metal/heavy/hard rock?s most important artists. Each episode features intimate and in-depth conversations with an artist, interspersed with their own music and favorites from other artists. It?s a rare opportunity to get into the heads of the folks producing some of the most vital and tribal music out there.

As of very recently, fans can hear the first three classic EXODUS records on Spotify ? Bonded By Blood, Pleasures of the Flesh, and Fabulous Disaster.

EXODUS just wrapped up a successful European tour that comprised of several one-off dates and festivals, including Sweden Rock Festival, Forta Rock Festival, Copenhell Festival, Metal Frenzy Festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest Festival, and Tuska Open Air.

Later this year, EXODUS will take part in the Motörhead’s Motörboat Cruise, departing from Miami, FL on September 28th. Motörhead’s Motörboat offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share an experience with their favorite bands and to see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship and on the island of Great Stirrup Cay. The full lineup for Motörhead’s Motörboat is as follows: Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, Corrosion of Conformity, Phil Campbell?s All Starr Band, Crobot, Motor Sister, KYNG, Brian Posehn, Fireball Ministry, Huntress, Big Jay Oakerson, The Shrine, Others, No Words, Budderside, Sonia Harley, and The Dead Deads. Visit to reserve a stateroom.


This year, thrash architects EXODUS celebrate 30 years since the release of their first album, thrash metal?s classic blueprint Bonded By Blood. Keeping with that tradition, EXODUS was joined by their original guitarist, Metallica?s Kirk Hammett, on their most recent release Blood In, Blood Out (2014). In its first week, Blood In, Blood Out doubled the first week sales of their most previous full-length release, in addition to securing their highest charting position ever ? #38 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, as well as #2 on the Hard Rock/Metal chart and #6 on the Independent Albums chart. Blood In, Blood Out gained a strong foothold in European countries by topping several first-week international charts, as well as landing at #6 on Canada?s Hard Music chart.

ZEBRAS The City Of Sun Secret Records Release: 14 July 2015

Wisconsin-based, scream-laden hardcore crossover hooligans, ZEBRAS ? who features within their ranks members of Those Poor Bastards and Call Me Lightning (French Kiss/Revelation Records) ? will release their brand new full-length next month via Secret Records.

Titled The City Of Sun, the follow-up to their self-titled debut, which Heavy Mental dubbed, ?a mindless moment of bravery; psycho,? and Sonic Abuse crowned, ?irredeemably, spectacularly horrid,? was recorded at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by drummer Shane Hochstetler (Call Me Lightning, Multiple Truths, Haymarket Riot, Enabler etc.), mastered by Carl Saff (Pencil, Lustre King, Windmills By The Ocean etc.) in Chicago, Illinois and boasts ten sordid tracks of raucous, battering, stripped down punk-infused metal made of huge drums, huger amps, bowel shaking bass, chainsaw guitars, and head exploding screams. Backed by the twisted tales of the occult, ancient texts, and lesser known military operations, The City Of Sun is both sonically and thematically terrorizing. In an advance review of the record, Pig Squeals And Breakdowns hails the trio noting, ?these three musicians know how to write angry pissed off songs?,? further elaborating, “?Levitation? is a pretty deranged, maniacal song; definitely not for the lightest of hearts. ?Solomon? has some of the nastiest, elephant riffs; it punches.?

The City Of Sun Track Listing:
1. Hollow Earth
2. The Turning Of The Bones
3. My Apocalypse
4. The Bell
5. Baalbek
6. The Garden
7. Levitation
8. Solomon
9. Vitrified
10. Filled With Fire

ZEBRAS was forged in 2007 and often likened to Dead Kennedys, Lard, and various Am Rep bands before forging their own perverse brand of heaviness. Since pairing with Shane Hochstetler, the band has shelved all prior material, had a complete gear overhaul, and considers themselves an entirely new outfit. Their self-titled LP was a mix of newer songs with older, now abandoned numbers and reaped praise from underground outlets both stateside and abroad. Their latest offering finds the new and improved ZEBRAS completely emerged into all things heavy and sounds miles away from where they left off in 2012. ZEBRAS has shared bills with the likes of Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School Of Medicine, High On Fire, Negative Approach, Black Flag, Goatwhore, Die Kreuzen, Melt Banana, Poison Idea, Atlas Moth, Northless, Lo-Pan, DRI, and will return to the stage later this month alongside Melt Banana, Torche and Hot Nerds. In September, the band will open shows with Old Man Gloom and Mare in Chicago and DRI and Population Control in Madison, Wisconsin with future live abrasions to be announced in the weeks to come. Stand by.

ZEBRAS Live Abrasions:
7/14/2015 The High Noon Saloon ? Madison, WI w/ Melt Banana, Torche, Hot Nerds.
9/06/2015 The Empty Bottle ? Chicago, IL w/ Old Man Gloom, Mare
9/23/2015 The Frequency ? Madison, WI w/ DRI, Population Control

ZEBRAS Personnel:
Vincent Presley ? guitars/vocals
Shane Hochstetler ? drums
Lacey Smith ? analog synths

The City Of Sun will be released on CD and digitally on July 14th, 2015 and on limited edition vinyl September 22nd, 2015. The wax version will come in two color variants: 400 black vinyl copies and 100 special hand-numbered preorder copies on color vinyl plus downloads.

Emberville Releases “Scare City” Music Video

July 9, 2015 – Perth, WA – Post Hardcore band Emberville have released their “Scare City” music video from their new album of the same name which is available for purchase now on iTunes.

Watch Emberville’s “Scare City” music video below:

CATTLE DECAPITATION Unveils New Track From Forthcoming Full-Length

The Anthropocene Extinction is the forthcoming new full-length from San Diego deathgrind icons, CATTLE DECAPITATION. Set for world wide release August 7th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records, the followup to 2012’s critically lauded Monolith Of Inhumanity was again captured by producer Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, and includes guest appearances from the legendary Philip H. Anselmo, Tristan Shone/Author & Punisher and Bethlehem’s Mr. Jurgen Bartsch.

Thematically, with The Anthropocene Extinction we are transported forward to man’s last gasps, reminiscent of what is currently going on with the Laysan Albatrosses on the island of Midway Atoll. The birds and aquatic wildlife of the Pacific Ocean are mistaking the vast amounts of man-made plastic items for food, ingesting it and are dying in large numbers, rotting where they fall and exposing to the world what is happening to the ecosystems of the earth’s oceans – the most unknown and unexplored part of our planet. The breakdown of the earth’s ecosystems has begun long ago due to human interaction as well as the domino effect that will surely seal the fate for our species: The Anthropocene Extinction.

As a precursor to its release, today Revolver Magazine is offering up seventh track and second single, “Mammals In Babylon,” for communal appreciation. Offers guitarist Josh Elmore,

“‘Mammals In Babylon’ was one of the earliest songs written for the new album. At that time we had completed several other tunes that fell more on the epic side of our writing style. As a foil to that strategy, ‘Mammals’ came about based upon a desire to concoct a no-BS, straight-forward ripper. Blending a brutal death metal assault with groovier passages that leads into a bleak, yet triumphant chorus, ‘Mammals’ has a pounding quality that gives way to a buzz-sawing completion. All the while [vocalist] Travis’ [Ryan] lyrics frame humanity’s infancy in paradise and our evolution to ‘maturity’ which now finds us dwelling in a wasteland of our own creation. We invite you to take a listen to the next track from The Anthropocene Extinction.”

Witness “Mammals In Babylon,” courtesy of Revolver, at THIS LOCATION.

Coinciding with The AnthropoceneExtinction’s official unveiling, CATTLE DECAPITATION will appear on this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter tour with Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Obscura and more. Slated to commence on July 28th in Denver, the trek will run through nearly two dozen cities, coming to a close August 24th in Los Angeles.

In conjunction with the Summer Slaughter Tour, the band is very pleased to announce a special Halfway To Slaughter contest! It’s easy to enter. Simply go to the Summer Slaughter Tour’s FaceBook page and share the streaming single post to enter: One random fan on FaceBook will be selected on July 6th to win prizes courtesy of Indie Merch and Metal Blade Records. The mega prize pack will include:

– The Anthropocene Extinction T-shirt
– 30″ x 60″ full-color custom album art beach towel
– Aluminum water bottle with gold band logo print
– 4′ x 2′ full-color album art tapestry
– 4-count button pack with custom hangcard
– 5″ square full-color album art sticker
– 5″ embroidered patch with gold band logo
– Cassette copy of The Anthropocene Extinction
– CD copy of The Anthropocene Extinction
– Double LP copy of The Anthropocene Extinction

Prior to their Summer Slaughter run, CATTLE DECAPITATION will appear at the Brick By Brick in San Diego, California on July 11th to perform a special album release party. Joining CATTLE DECAPITATION for the occasion will be Author & Punisher, Noctuary, and Mortuus Terror. Those in attendance will have a chance to win some killer prizes courtesy of Metal Blade Records. There will also be a hosted bar by Sailor Jerry from 8:00pm – 9:00pm. Get in early, grab some drinks and pick up a ticket for a chance to win some awesome swag! If you’re a local or just in town for the infamous San Diego Comic-Con, make your way down to the Brick By Brick – just a short ride away from the SD Convention Center! Tickets are available for purchase HERE. Additional headlining shows prior to and throughout the Summer Slaughter excursion will be announced in the coming weeks. See confirmed tour listing below.

7/10/2015 Bay Area Deathfest – Oakland, CA * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show [info]
7/11/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show
7/18/2015 Armstrong Metalfest – Armstrong, BC * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show
The Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, …After The Burial, Beyond Creation:
7/28/2015 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
7/30/2015 Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
7/31/2015 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
8/01/2015 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
8/02/2015 The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
8/03/2015 The Northland Performing Arts Center – Columbus, OH
8/04/2015 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show w/ Beyond Creation
8/05/2015 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
8/06/2015 Club 77 – Hamilton, ON
8/07/2015 Heavy MTL* – Montreal, QC
8/08/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/09/2015 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
8/10/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show w/ Beyond Creation
8/12/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ The All Stars Tour
8/13/2015 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
8/14/2015 Gwar-B-Q Fest – Richmond, VA
8/15/2015 The International – Knoxville, TN
8/16/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show w/ Beyond Creation [info]
8/17/2015 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
8/18/2015 Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX
8/19/2015 Tricky Fall’s – El Paso, TX * CATTLE DECAPITATION headlining show w/ Beyond Creation
8/20/2015 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
8/21/2015 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
8/22/2015 City National Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
8/23/2015 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
8/24/2015 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
More Dates Coming Soon!

HELLBASTARD: New Bruiser From Long-Running UK Crust Metal Crossover Crew Streaming At Cvlt Nation; Band Announces Special Feral Contest

As the imminent release of Feral, the brand new full-length from long-running UK crust metal crossover crew, HELLBASTARD, draws ever closer, today Cvlt Nation sears the ears of the willing with a stream of second track, “Outsider Of The Year.”

HELLBASTARD’s Feral is unlike any other modern crossover album. This is primal, back-to-nature shit; a tsunami of raw emotion made sound that demands everything of the listener, no half measures. Not ever. You have to give yourself to the flow completely, or not at all, but the reward for such fearless trust in others is great indeed. An adrenaline shot of pure punk energy, for starters, all filtered through with some of thrash metal’s intricacies – but thankfully none of its overblown ego. And there is melody to be had here too, but you have to dig deep, claw through the wreckage and get your hands bloodied; subtle harmonies in the guitar interplays and peaceful interludes where you can rest a while between the harrowing heaviness of most of the material. Because honesty is always harrowing, isn’t it? And this is so honest, so utterly uncompromising in its pure existentialism, it will shake you to your core. As the album title suggests, this is a force of nature that refuses to be tamed, and will sweep everything before it asunder, rending it apart with its violent rhythmic contortions. A social hand grenade jammed in your teeth, literally blowing your skull apart with endless possibilities.

Issues guitarist/vocalist Scruff Lewty of “Outsider Of The Year,” “You know that feeling you get where you don’t like anything about what you experience? Where you’d rather be somewhere else? Like in the company of a beloved pet, like a cat or dog you love spending time with. Anything but the drone of the shitty experience you’re having? That’s what ‘Outsider…’ is about. The urge to escape the fools.”

Plan your exodus with “Outsider Of The Year” streaming at THIS LOCATION.

In celebration of its release, HELLBASTARD is hosting is special Feral contest. To win, HELLBASTARD devotees need only send the band the most “interesting” photo of themselves holding a copy of their Feral CD, set for official unveiling worldwide on July 17th 2015. Photos should be sent via the band’s official FaceBook page: The winner will be announced on the page exactly one month after the official street release date. Mega prize pack includes:

– A signed guitar (matte black – typical HELLBASTARD fashion) used on several Feral tracks complete with carry case, spare set of strings, a tuner, a DVD of tutorials and basic methodologies of guitar playing.

– Loads of records, some signed, some not, colored vinyl galore
– A DVD featuring full sets from HELLBASTARD and Panzerbastard filmed on the Bastards Over Europe 2011 tour.

Formed in 1985 in the North East of England in the midst of Thatcherism, HELLBASTARD set out to play what they wanted to listen to themselves…. too “metal” for the punks and too “punk” for the metallers the band went on hiatus in 1992 before officially reuniting in 2008 and continue to bring a relevant lyric and sound to counteract against, mediocre sub-standard radio friendly, safety-rock.

Feral was tracked at the prestigious Hellfire Recording Studios (Slayer, Motörhead, Orange Goblin, Napalm Death etc.) in Derbyshire, engineered, recorded, produced and mixed by Ajeet Gill (Warlock UK, Slab, I Am Colossus, etc) and includes guest appearances from Andy “A. Droid” Wiggins (ex Amebix) on “In Praise Of Bast – Feral,” Rob “The Baron” Miller (also ex-Amebix… indeed, the love of all things Amebix permeates every note and beat of this album) on “Wychcraft” and Andy Sneap (ex-Sabbat/Hell) on “And The Point Of Your Being Is….?”

Feral will be officially unleashed worldwide on July 17th 2015 on CD and digitally via PATAC Records with exclusive distribution by Independent Label Distribution. The first CD pressing will include a bonus track (not available on digital download or the upcoming 2016 vinyl edition) as well as an eight-page booklet and embossed digipack packaging.

“As ever, the legendary punk-thrashers, led by founder-member guitarist/vocalist Scruff, have poured into this album a massive amount of passion, sadness, anger and sincerity: the work sways from incandescent, bone-crushing, proper (and I mean proper – proper – proper!) thrash to heart-breaking, bleak ambience magnificence…” –

Agony in the Garden Releases New Video


Agony in the Garden has released their first video from their EP – Where Olympus Dwells.  The new lyric video for the title song, is now available on YouTube.

You can also watch Mack’s tutorial videos for WT Foster Guitars.  Here is the first installment.

Watch for release information on Agony’s second EP.


Atom Heart

ATOM HEART was formed in March 2015 and to listen to them, you would never know they have been playing together for such a short time.  An awesome blend of hard rock, metal, and blues that is guaranteed to blow you away.

They are in the process of working on their first release, expected in late September.

Located in Warsaw, Poland, they are working on their first release, recording in Sonic Disorder Studio.

Their live shows are like their studio work, high energy, excellent quality.  Don?t miss any chances to see them play live!


Daniel Brühl       Vocals
Ilya Mayeuski     Drums
Tomek Kozie?   Bass
Kamil Wysocki    Guitar

Check out their demo EP at:

LEPROUS – Launch lyric-video for album track “Slave”


After having performed last weekend at Metropolis Fest in Belarus with Dream Theater, Norwegian Prog metallers LEPROUS continue to promote their newest studio album “The Congregation”, which was recently released worldwide via InsideOutMusic.

Today, LEPROUS are pleased to launch the lyric video for the album track “Slave”.

The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media.

Check out the lyric video for “Slave” here:

LEPROUS’ Einar Solberg checked in with the following comment about the track:
“I would say that Slave is one of the most emotional tracks of the album.
The foundation is simple, but the content is rich”.

LEPROUS previously launched a video clip directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchy Films for the album’s opening track “The Price”, which can be seen here
“The Congregation” entered the official national sales charts in several European countries upon release, as follows: Germany # 78, The Netherlands # 66, Belgium (Flemish) # 167 and Finland # 39.

Here is the track-listing for the 65 minutes long album release:

LEPROUS – “The Congregation”

1. The Price (5:14)

2. Third Law (6:18)

3. Rewind (7:07)

4. The Flood (7:51)

5. Triumphant (4:25)

6. Within My Fence (3:16)

7. Red (6:35)

8. Slave (6:37)

9. Moon (7:13)

10. Down (6:26)

11. Lower (4:34)

LEPROUS have recorded the drums, guitars and bass for the album in Sweden’s Fascination Street / Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and the vocals together with Heidi Solberg Tveitan & Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway. Just like the preceding albums “Bilateral” and “Coal”, “The Congregation” was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator). The album’s artwork was created by Nihil

REVOCATION Announces Headlining Tour With Support From Cannabis Corpse

REVOCATION will hit the road this Fall on a North American headlining tour. Presented by Gear Gods and featuring support from Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, and Black Fast, the trek marks REVOCATION’s first headlining tour following the release of their latest album, Deathless. The passage will commence on September 3rd in Providence, Rhode Island with the opening acts joining the package the following day in at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York City and stampede through over two dozen cities. On October 3rd, Boston fans will be treated to a huge hometown show to bring the run to a close.


9/03/15 Dusk – Providence, RI

w/ Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, Black Fast:
9/04/15 Studio @ Webster – New York, NY
9/05/15 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
9/06/15 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
9/08/15 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
9/09/2015 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
9/10/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
9/11/2015 Full Terror Assault Fest – Cave in Rock, IL REVOCATION + Cannabis Corpse Only
9/12/2015 Rail Club – Ft Worth, TX
9/13/2015 Walter’s On Washington – Houston, TX
9/14/2015 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
9/16/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
9/17/2015 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/18/2015 Mystery Box – Los Angeles, CA
9/19/2015 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
9/20/2015 Analog Cafe Portland, OR
9/21/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
9/22/2015 Red Room – Vancouver, BC
9/24/2015 Starlite Edmonton, CA
9/25/2015 Riddell Center – Regina, SK
9/26/2015 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
9/27/2015 Skyway Theater Studio B – Minneapolis, MN
9/29/2015 Shelter – Detroit, MI
9/30/2015 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON *
10/01/2015 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON *
10/02/2015 La Source – Quebec City, QC *
10/03/2015 Great Scott – Boston, MA *

*No Cannabis Corpse

REVOCATION has spent the last eight years converting fans to their cause with four full-length albums, an EP with Scion AV, and a charismatic live show led by guitarist/vocalist Dave Davidson. The Boston-based band also features the staggeringly talented lineup of Dan Gargiulo on guitar, Brett Bamberger on bass and the recent addition Ash Pearson on drums. REVOCATION has firmly been established as one of the genre’s finest and continue their campaign as part of the Metal Blade Records roster. The band’s latest full-length, Deathless, was recorded with acclaimed producer Zeuss at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts.

Deathless debuted on the Billboard Charts beating their previous album by more than 30 spots to land at #124 on the Top 200 Chart. Deathless also debuted at #10 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current), #114 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart and #1 on the Billboard New Artist Chart.


Dave Davidson – guitars/vocals
Dan Gargiulo – guitars/vocals
Brett Bamberger – bass/vocals
Ash Pearson – drums

NWOBHM Legends RAVEN Announce US Tour!

NWOBHM legends RAVEN are that rare thing in music, true originals you can cut these guys with a razor and they will bleed true heavy metal – a more intense live band does not exist on this planet! Thus will be the case when RAVEN returns to the road in North America supporting their latest release ExtermiNation. The tour kicks off August 27th in Baltimore, MD and runs through September 9th in Vienna, VA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

ExtermiNation combines the melody/chaos/musicianship/lunacy that defines the band with songs that are simply the best they have done in decades. Rivaling the “holy trinity” of those early albums, and again working with the engineering metal mastermind who is Kevin 131 (Walk Through Fire) – the band have taken their game to the next level…this may well be their 41st anniversary but these guys are only just getting started!


8/27: Baltimore, MD @ Club Orpheus

8/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Nihil Gallery

8/29: Kenilworth, NJ @ 10th Street Live

8/30: Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s

8/31: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar

9/1: Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electrique

9/2: Toronto, ON @ Garrison

9/3: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

9/4: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry

9/5: Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St. Pub

9/6: Dayton, OH @ Rockstar Pro Arena

9/7: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

9/9 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java

IIVII: First Movement From Cosmic New Project Featuring A Storm Of Light’s Josh Graham Now Playing Band Welcomes The Addition Of Will Lindsay + Incubate Fest Performance Confirmed

IIVII is the new solo project fabricated by visual artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Josh Graham. A founding member of Red Sparowes and Battle Of Mice, Graham currently plays in A Storm Of Light, and has made appearances with Jarboe, Blood And Time, Tombs, Syndrome, Fallen Black Deer, and Tribes Of Neurot.

With IIVII, Graham focuses on sonically engulfing and moody soundscapes, layered with a science-fiction edge. This approach has allowed Graham to expand upon his sonic body of work and traverse new electronic territory, focusing on the subtle orchestration and manipulation of dense sonic atmospheres, rather than the bombastic approach found in A Storm Of Light.

Depicting a derelict space colony in view of Saturn, the artwork was also completed by Graham, who currently serves as art director to Soundgarden, and has also worked with many bands including Neurosis, Jesu, Shrinebuilder, Sleep, Vattnet Viskar, and Isis.

Live shows will fuse guitar, analogue and digital keyboards, cassette loops, and more. Select live performances also welcome multi-instrumentalist Will Lindsay to the mix. Lindsay is a longtime collaborator in A Storm of Light, and his resume includes Indian, Wolves In The Throne Room, Bloodyminded, Lord Mantis, Anatomy Of Habit and more.


IIVII’s self-titled debut will see release via Consouling Sounds this Fall. In advance of its official descent, Cvlt Nation is hosting a cosmic visual excursion through the ethereal modulations of sixth movement, “On The Shores If Markarian 335,” noting, “So much of our lives are spent around objects that distract us from our inner peace and also interfere with our imagination….IIVII will give your imagination the space it needs to breathe… Space is the place!”

IIVII Track Listing:

1. Signals From Home

2. Colliding Horizons

3. Transmissions Illumine I

4. Transmissions Illumine II

5. Black Galaxy

6. On The Shores Of Markarian 335

7. Shaping Itself From Dust

In related news, IIVII will make a live appearance at this year’s edition of Incubate gala in Tilburg. Incubate is the annual celebration of cutting-edge culture. It is a festival exhibiting a diverse view on indie culture as a whole, including music, visual arts, film and contemporary dance, and a conference. It brings more than 200 cutting edge artists in an intimate context to an international audience. Black metal next to free jazz. Refreshing art next to inspiring debate. Additional European dates prior to and following Incubate are currently in their plotting stages with US shows to follow.


9/20/2015 Incubate – Tilburg, NL

IIVII’s debut album is set for a September 4th, 2015 release on Consouling Sounds. The album will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl. Stay tuned for more IIVII transmissions in the coming weeks.

FIN’AMOR Streaming New Album Forbidden Mourning Via No Clean Singing

Available July 7, 2015

New York’s FIN’AMOR will release their new album Forbidding Mourning July 7th. The album is available for pre-order in bundle packages on the FIN’AMOR Band Camp Page HERE. Today the album is streaming in its entirety exclusive on No Clean Singing.

“We are excited to have our long-overdue work released to the masses. The last seven years have lead to this culmination of our efforts and we hope that it will bring as much pleasure to the listeners as it did to us in the process of making it. The temple of doom is looking for followers, so we will see you en masse,” says the band about the new release.

In support of their new release FIN’AMOR have scheduled a hand full of dates for July and August, including a special hometown CD Release show July 10th in Brooklyn, NY. A complete list of dates can be found below

FIN’AMOR was founded in the fall of 2008 by guitarist Julian Chuzhik, vocalist Benjamin Meyerson, and keyboardist/bassist Nodar Khutortsov, as an ambitious effort to manifest a sound inspired by the sorrow and down-tempo of doom, the atmosphere and orchestration of goth, the versatility of progressive, and the strength and resolution of death. This fusion manifested itself as a breath of fresh air to the members: an independent style that bleeds passion and sets itself apart from popularized variants found in metal, while retaining the identity it garnered from its raw origins.

The band is set to venture from the New York scene in the summer of 2015, beginning with the release of their debut full-length album. The album Forbidding Mourning explores themes of hope, despite a despairing existence, the paradoxical nature of love, and the desolation of apathy. Moving forward, the collective expects to further evolve and introduce new elements into the polyphony during their continuous composition process.

Forbidding Mourning Track Listing:

1. Bleed The Oceans

2. Oasis

3. I Am Winter

4. Memories of Flesh

5. Natura

6. Porcelain Swan

7. Valediction

FIN’AMOR Lineup:

Benjamin Meyerson- Vocals

Julian Chuzhik- Guitar

Raphael Pinsker- Guitar

Nodar Khutortsov- Keyboard

Slava Morozov- Bass

Eugene Bell- Drums


7/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Lucky 13 Saloon (CD Release Show)

7/11: Syracuse, NY @ Gorham Bros

7/12: Albany, NY @ Trickshots

8/14: Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar w/ Immortal Bird

8/15: Raleigh, NC @ Slims w/ Helgamite

8/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

ENABLER premieres title track from ‘Fail To Feel Safe’ LP via MetalSucks

As ENABLER prepares to deliver their eagerly awaited third LP, Fail To Feel Safe, in just over a month, MetalSucks has exclusively premiered the title track to the conquering album.

Their first album for Century Media, with Fail To Feel Safe, ENABLER delivers an incredibly slick and dynamic record, furiously deploying thirteen brand new tracks in exactly forty-two minutes, as always, continuing along the same path of evolution which dates to their very first recordings, while retaining the core enraged and savage foundation of the tunes. Recorded at Silver Bullet Studios with engineer Chris Teti (The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die) and producer Greg Thomas (Misery Signals, Shai Hulud) — the team who also produced the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, All Hail The Void — then mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering, the record was completed with cover art by Chris Smith, as with their 2014-released La Fin Absolue Du Monde sophomore LP.

ENABLER‘s longtime supporters at MetalSucks have released a brand new single from Fail To Feel Safe, deploying the title track to the LP just days after the album showed up on an early Best Of 2015 So Far List. in a glowing write-up alongside the premiere the site offers that the track, “features all the elements that made us fall in love with the trio in the first place. Specifically: lean n’ mean riffage; drums that roll and crash like tsunami waves; guitars that sound like a massive cloud of furious wasps; and Jeff Lohrber’s vitriolic vocals, which seem as though they were recorded immediately after the dude gargled on a cocktail of sulfuric acid and broken glass. Enabler offer nothing less than all your greatest horrors in audio form.”

Also view the recently released “By Demons Denied” lyric video.

Fail To Feel Safe Track Listing:

1. Suffer to Survive

2. Fail to Feel Safe

3. By Demons Denied

4. Euphoric Revenge

5. Isolation Sickness

6. Sinister Drifter

7. Sail the Sea of Fire

8. Haunted

9. Drownage

10. Demolition Praise

11. Malady

12. La Furia

13. Sabotage Within

Century Media will officially issue Fail To Feel Safe on CD, both teal and black vinyl LP, and digital formats on August 7th.

Led by frontman, songwriter, and guitarist Jeff Lohrber, ENABLER stands as one of the most honest, pissed off, and heartfelt metallic hardcore bands around today. The band’s sound, which is a unique mixture of thrash, death metal, punk rock, and hardcore has made an impact all over the world since their debut EP, Eden Sank to Grief, was first released on Andy Hurley’s (Fall Out Boy, Racetraitor) FC Records in 2010. Two full-length albums, three EPs, and multiple split and compilation appearances have been released on various labels since then, including last year’s La Fin Absolue Du Monde, which appeared on many “Best of 2014” lists.

HOPE DRONE: Otherworldly Black Metal Conjurors Unveil Third Single Via Noisey; Cloak Of Ash To See Release Later This Month


“A low note, it carries on the winds; To every riven channel’s depths; And to every quiet corner; Where history resonates…”  HOPE DRONE’s “The Chords That Thrum Beneath The Earth”

As the release day of Cloak Of Ash, the latest long player from otherworldly black metal conjurors, HOPE DRONE, creeps closer to release, today Noisey hosts the haunting elegance of fourth movement, “The Chords That Thrum Beneath The Earth.”

Captured by Christopher Brownbill (Idylls, Throes, Coffin Birth) at Wavelength Studios and Underground Audio in Brisbane, Australia, mixed by Brownbill and the band (also at Wavelength Studios), and mastered by Brad Boatright (Yob, High On Fire, Integrity) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon, with Cloak Of Ash, the Australian unit manifests a sound of forlorn isolation and despair with each of its seven tracks fusing panicked, poignant atmospheres with the uncompromising heaviness of a thousand tidal waves. Reminiscent of the lush, lonely resonance of bands like Vattnet Viskar, Wolves In The Throne Room, Woods Of Desolation and Altar Of Plagues, HOPE DRONE’s Cloak Of Ash is at once dynamic and textured; nihilistic and doomed yet there exists a calm within the chaos. The light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.

“The music is something that was created to lose yourself in and whatever comes out of that is a valid experience,” issues of the band on the cathartic elements of their latest offering. “A lot of reactions to our music refer to as nihilistic and honestly while it is bleak at times, there is a lot more going on and not excessive amounts of pure negativity.”

With the official unveiling of Cloak Of Ash now just three weeks away, today Noisey is streaming “The Chords That Thrum Beneath The Earth,” for communal meditation noting, “It’s a very modern sound, and wholly unlike the usual blasphemous black/death that usually comes merauding out of the Antipodes. I could see these guys on tour with The Atlas Moth, or Tombs, or even Thou and in 2015, that ain’t a bad place to be.”

Travel far beyond the realms of earthly reality and witness “The Chords That Thrum Beneath The Earth” at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, “Riverbeds Hewn In Marrow,” is streaming now courtesy of Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION as well first single, “Every End Is Fated In Its Beginning,” currently available at YouTube or SoundCloud.

A name derived from a Godspeed You! Black Emperor song , HOPE DRONE was forged in 2011 and have since released one demo, From Mimas To Phoebe, in 2012, and their self-titled, Sanford Parker-mixed LP in 2013 which was called, “fresh, invigorating and captivating,” by Cvlt Nation, and, “possibly the most devastatingly nihilistic recording I’ve ever heard, both instrumentally and lyrically,” by AngryMetalGuy.

Cloak Of Ash will be available on CD, double LP and digitally via Relapse Records on July 24th, 2015.

GODHUNTER Debuts Violent New Video For “Cassandra Complex” From Double-LP With Destroyer Of Light Via Cvlt Nation

As the massive split double-12″ album, GODHUNTER vs. DESTROYER OF LIGHT: Endsville, grows closer to release at the end of July, GODHUNTER has just issued an official video hailing from their contribution to the record.

GODHUNTER brings their nearly five-minute-long “Cassandra Complex” psalm to life through a new video for the track; its grim but groove-laden doom metal thunder delivered through an incredibly brutal barrage of footage capturing our violent society in action. Not meant to simply garner shock value for the sake of offending viewers, the video showcases this rampant bloodshed and disregard for our fellow man as a wake-up call to the burning world. Created by Frank Huang (Metal Injection’s Pit Full Of Shit), the completely NSFW new video sees release through Cvlt Nation for the first time. This is the world you live in; you’ve been warned.

Endsville sees a joint release through GODHUNTER co-owned Battleground Records and DESTROYER OF LIGHT’s Heavy Friends Records on July 28th, a 180-gram gatefold 2xLP with each bands’ platter on a different color of vinyl; GODHUNTER’s on translucent green and DESTROYER OF LIGHT’s on translucent red.

The day following the release of the album, GODHUNTER and DESTROYER OF LIGHT will embark on their massive Endsville tour together, which sees GODHUNTER touring the East Coast for the first time. The trek will also include performances from both bands at the 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.


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 Reverb Lounge – Omaha, NE

8/04/2015 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN

8/05/2015 Liveweire – 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 The Depot – 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-based metallic doom/sludge bandits, 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, and fitted with album artwork created from an incredibly complex sculpture art installation by Bestia Dentro and photography by Andrew Weiss.

COMING NEXT WEEK: New Titles From THE CLEARING PATH, DIABOLICUM + KHEMMIS – New promo materials available from Earsplit PR

Watershed Between Earth And Firmament
11 July 2015

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 will see independent release on July 11th, at first digitally, with physical versions to follow.

Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows)
7 July 2015

Following a fourteen-year slumber, cult Swedish industrial black metal misanthropes, DIABOLICUM, now featuring the diseased vocal conjurings of Shining?s Niklas Kvarforth, return with the tormented tones of third full-length, Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows).

Initially spawed in 1994 by Sasrof and Thorne under the Imperial moniker, DIABOLICUM stand among the prime instigators of the industrial black metal scene. The collective?s first demo appeared under the title Mori Voluntaria. The tape was recorded in just two days at a mental hospital and included the session vocals of Blackblood (Tommy Dahlström now of Aeon). Following various personnel shifts, Imperial unleashed The Imperial Darkness demo with vocals and lead guitar handled by Thyrfing (Stefan Dhalberg) with third demo, De FÆrdÆmdas Legion, unveiled by Arte De Occulta shortly thereafter. By 1997, members of Imperial formed black metal collective, Helvete, together with Mysteriis and Kraath of Setherial. The project was put on hold when guitarist Sasrof took over bass responsibilities for Setherial.

Two years later, Imperial changed their name to DIABOLICUM. Nathzion (AKA Zeb Nilsson now of Aeon) joined the ranks as lead guitarist and DIABOLICUM?s debut, the annihilating The Grandeur Of Hell, dropped in 1999 via Napalm Records. In the summer of 2000, DIABOLICUM fled Napalm to explore new opportunities and forged a union with Italian imprint, Code666. Brandishing a flawless meld of Swedish black metal and industrial ambient noise, 2001?s resulting The Dark Blood Rising full-length is now considered a cult classic among the industrial black metal scene. In the years to follow, the band published a collection of early demos (The Killing Spree 1.5) and two split 7? EP ? one with Watain; the other with Angst ? before penning their third diabolic opus with new vocalist Niklas Kvarforth (Shining) and lead guitarist Likstrand. After several setbacks and delays, the band is finally ready to undrape Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows). Spewing forth nine merciless tracks of sonic scorn, and featuring guest appearances by Malfeitor Fabban (Aborym) and Vargher (Naglfar, Bewitched, Ancient Wisdom), with cryptic artwork by Maxime Taccardi, Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows) is anguished, devouring and destined to become a new milestone within the industrial black metal community.

Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows) Track Listing:

1. Baxxar Ehl Uhza
2. The Void Of Astaroth
3. The Silent Spring
4. Genocide Bliss
5. Salvation Through Vengeance
6. The Abyss Of The Shadows
7. One Mans War
8. Angelmaker
9. Ia Pazuzu

DIABOLICUM 2015 Lineup:
Niklas Kvarforth ? vocals
Sasrof ? guitars
Gorgorium ? bass
Likstrand ? guitar

Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows) will be available in special digipack CD format as well as a limited edition, double gatefold LP and deluxe limited leather box on July 7th, 2015 via Code666.

DIABOLICUM are known for their skill in integrating the savagery of Swedish black metal and the driving pulse of industrial music and ?Salvation Through Vengeance? displays that union in striking fashion, significantly augmented by Kvarforth?s crazed howls and roars (which hold nothing back) and Likstrand?s boiling guitar solo. The song erupts like a black metal cyclone dropping without warning from storm clouds overhead. A vocal sample then provides a bridge to a more industrialized, keyboard-driven segment, which is then overtaken by that wild, transfixing guitar solo as the song ramps up again into a whirlwind of knives and blood. It?s a terrorizing adrenaline trigger that leaves us salivating for the rest of the album.? — No Clean Singing on first single, “Salvation Through Vengeance”

20 Buck Spin
7 July 2015

20 Buck Spin has, over the course of the last ten years, worked with the best of the best 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 is proud to present KHEMMIS, a quartet from Denver, who, on their debut full-length Absolution 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 that even adamant fans of Pete Stahl and Wino will applaud. The powerfully adept rhythm section perfectly anchor the towering riff mastery and colorful dual guitar harmonies, all brought together by Dave Otero?s (Cobalt, Nightbringer) pitch perfect production work.

From the album opener ?Torn Asunder? to closing track ?The Bereaved,? the latter of which will stand as THE doom track of 2015, Absolution positions KHEMMIS among the highlight surprises of the year. The band is most certainly a live act and will tour at intervals throughout the remainder of 2015, including a planned West Coast run in Summer 2015. Fans of Goatsnake, Pallbearer, Samothrace, Graves At Sea, Red Fang and Yob should keep the name KHEMMIS at the top of their list of bands to watch this year. The album?s Fantastic Frazetta inspired cover art by Sam Turner (Speedwolf, Black Breath, Trve Brewing) and track listing have been divulged.



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