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WE CAME AS ROMANS TO RELEASE COLD LIKE WAR ON OCTOBER 20 THROUGH SHARPTONE RECORDS — WATCH VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK

BAND TOURING WITH I PREVAIL THIS FALL

 To be an artist?especially in the heavy music realm?is to take on the mentality and nature of a shark. On one level, you have to be hungry and willing to chase down success as if it were elusive prey. On another level, however, you have to stay moving: without development and growth, complacency and stagnation weigh heavy, dragging even the most solid debut sounds and styles into the dreary depths of monotony and boredom. When it comes to capturing this mentality and making the most of it, few bands have done it as well as Michigan post-hardcore outfit We Came As Romans.

The band will release its much-anticipated fifth album Cold Like War on October 20 through SharpTone Records.

Listen to and watch the video for the title track here.

In their expansive tenure as a band, they’ve released four full-length releases, charted #8, #11 and #21 respectively on the Billboard Top 200, performed in five continents and 40 different countries and that doesn’t even begin to touch on what they have in the works for 2017.

2017 is the start of a new era for We Came as Romans.

In a word, the album represent adversity?in all of its various forms. It is a thrilling, energetic and immensely catchy compendium of songs that run the full gambit of emotion?aggression to sorrow, love to hate?to capture the fullest extent of the conflict and turmoil We Came as Romans endured to make it to this point in their careers and their lives.

Cold Like War is about struggle, those trials, says guitarist and songwriter Joshua Moore. They can turn us towards each other, towards those we love, towards those who have supported us. Because the last two years to us have felt like this giant war?an internal war?to figure out the right path for our band? to figure out how to stay together and be happy again.

COLD LIKE WAR TRACK LISTING:

  1. Vultures With Clipped Wings
  2. Cold Like War
  3. Two Hands
  4. Lost In The Moment
  5. Foreign Fire
  6. Wasted Age
  7. Encoder
  8. If There’s Something To See (Feat. Eric Vanlerberghe from I Prevail)
  9. Promise Me
  10. Learning To Survive

We Came As Romans are touring with I Prevail this fall. They also have a handful of headline dates on deck. All WCAR tour dates are here.

POWER TRIP Kicks Off North American Tour Tonight Including Dates With Obituary, Exodus, Cannibal Corpse, And More

TRIP kicks off their massive North American tour tonight in Little Rock just before they hop on supporting Obituary and Exodus throughout September and October. In November, the road warriors continue touring through the end of the year with Cannibal Corpse and Gatecreeper, all still in support of their latest critically acclaimed album, Nightmare Logic.

Highlights of POWER TRIP‘s impending tour dates include NYC’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Aftershock Festival, Austin’s Sound On Sound, Chicago, Seattle and so many more. POWER TRIP is also confirmed to perform at the inaugural Loudwire Music Awards in Los Angeles. They’ve been nominated for Metal Artist Of The Year, Metal Album Of The Year, and Best Metal Song Of The Year; you can still vote RIGHT HERE!

Nightmare Logic, POWER TRIP‘s most powerful effort yet and one the year’s smartest and most crucial releases to spawn from the rock, metal and punk scenes. Their sophomore release does not disappoint. With hooks and tightness comparable to greats like Metallica, Pantera, or Pentagram,POWER TRIP punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill.

See POWER TRIP’s “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)” video RIGHT HERE, stream Nightmare Logic at YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, and find ordering options at THIS LOCATION.

POWER TRIP Tour Dates:

9/20/2017 The Palladium – Worcester, MA #

9/21/2017 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT #

9/22/2017 Imperial Bell – Quebec City, QC #

9/23/2017 Bronson Centre – Ottawa, ON #

9/24/2017 London Music Hall – London, ON #

9/26/2017 Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI #

9/27/2017 Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH #

9/28/2017 Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN #

9/29/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL #

9/30/2017 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN #

10/01/2017 Ready Room – St. Louis, MO #

10/03/2017 Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS #

10/04/2017 Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO #

10/07/2017 Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA #

10/08/2017 The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA #

10/09/2017 The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ

10/10/2017 The Rock – Tucson, AZ #

10/11/2017 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM #

10/12/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX #

10/14/2017 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX #

10/22/2017 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival – Sacramento, CA [info]

10/24/2017 LA Live – Los Angeles, CA @ Loudwire Music Awards [info]

11/03/2017 Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL *

11/04/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL *

11/05/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL *

11/06/2017 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN *

11/08/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX *

11/09/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX *

11/10/2017 Sound On Sound Festival – Austin, TX *

11/12/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ *

11/13/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA *

11/14/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA *

11/15/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA *

11/17/2017 Neumos – Seattle, WA *

11/18/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR *

11/19/2017 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID *

11/20/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT *

11/22/2017 Summit – Denver, CO *

11/24/2017 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL *

11/25/2017 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI *

11/26/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH *

11/27/2017 Chrome – Waterford, NY &

11/28/2017 Royale – Boston, MA *

11/29/2017 Stage 48 – New York, NY *

11/30/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA *

12/01/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA *

12/02/2017 The Muse – Wilmington, NC *

12/03/2017 Pete’s – Greensboro, NC *

12/05/2017 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY *

12/06/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN *

12/07/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *

12/08/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL *

12/09/2017 One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA ^

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* w/ Cannibal Corpse, Gatecreeper

& w/ Gatecreeper

^ w/ Suicideyear

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PUNKY MEADOWS Releases New Video and Single Featuring Frank Dimino and Felix Robinson of ANGEL

Punky Meadows is from one of the most striking Hard Rock band of the 70’s, ANGEL, and on September 18th, Punky Meadows  released the new single, LOST AND LONELY.

The track features three members of Angel – guitarist Punky Meadows, vocalist Frank Dimino, and bassist Felix Robinson, as well as Punky’s band members Danny Farrow, Charlie Calv and Bob Pantella, who all performed on the song.

They also filmed a brand-new video at The Chance Theatre in New York for the song, in which it is the first time since 1980 that three members of Angel appear together in a music video.

Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/BQfe-vUn9Jo 

The video was shot by Jeffery Moore, who co-directed with Danny Farrow.

 The Track can be ordered at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lost-and-lonely-single/id1273422810

Man, we had such a great time shooting our latest video with Frank, Felix and the guys,? says Punky. ?Danny and I talked about doing this video for a while. We thought it would be something special for not only the fans of my band, but for the many Angel fans as well. Frank really delivered on this track, and the whole band kicked ass!

Also order the autographed limited special edition of Punky Meadows? ?Fallen Angel? full CD with the Frank Dimino version of ?Lost and Lonely? at www.mainmanrecords.com 

Punky Meadows also just launched a new merch Store with many shirts, posters and other great items you can order at https://shop.bandwear.com/punkymeadows.

And more exciting news – Punky and the band just signed with The Artery Foundation Artist Management, and will be working on many new exciting things together, including a slew of shows for 2018.

Lastly, Punky and his band will be doing a special show November 10th at the Debonair Music Hall (Mexicali Live) in Teaneck, NJ. You can get tickets and meet and greet at link for Punky?s official site below.

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THROW THE FIGHT TOURING THIS FALL

Throw the Fight will be hitting the road this fall with Deadships and Glass Houses this fall. Tickets and info are available here.

The band will also be doing VIP upgrades for each date with all kinds of exclusive merch available.

All dates are below.

Watch the video for Bury Me Alive, taken from last year’s Transmissions, here.

THROW THE FIGHT ON TOUR:
9/22  Fort Atkinson, WI @ Hijynx*
9/23  Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
9/24  Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
9/25  St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
9/26  Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
9/27 Johnson City, TN @ Capone?s
9/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
9/29  Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon
9/30  Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s
10/1  Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub*
*No Deadships

NECROT: Bay Area Death Cult Prepares For North American Live Takeover With The Black Dahlia Murder; Blood Offerings Out Now On Tankcrimes


“Fans of genre forefathers Bolt Thrower, Carcass, Benediction, and Master will be in familiar territory with NECROT‘s back-to-basics brutality and the relentless hammering of solid, headbanging groove and trademark brutal yet articulate vocal style of masters Ingram, Willets and Greenway. Each track contains the perfect amount of dexterity without losing any of its vitality and it’s clear that a six-year period of honing their material has perfectly streamlined the band’s vision.” — Team Rock

Bay Area death cult NECROT will take to the streets again this fall beginning with three one-off headlining shows before joining a month-long-plus live takeover supporting The Black Dahlia Murder on their Nightbringers North American Tour. Set to begin October 5th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the band will level nearly three dozen venues through November 12th where the tour will draw to a close in

Indianapolis, Indiana. Additional support will be provided by Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Wormwitch, and Exhumed on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.  

NECROT will be touring in support of their critically-lauded Blood Offerings full-length released in June via Tankcrimes. The record earned the #29 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart and #52 on Billboard’s New Artist Chart upon its first week of release and continues to reap critical accolades from fans and critics globally. Comprised of eight-tracks, Blood Offerings was captured by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer (Vastum, Graves At Sea), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Gatecreeper), and comes shrouded in the unhallowed cover art of Marald Van Haasteren (Bolt Thrower, Baroness). Blood Offerings is out now on CD, LP, and digitally on Tankcrimes and on cassette through Sentient Ruin Laboratories. The limited vinyl edition comes as a foil-stamped, gatefold deluxe LP available in four color variants: 150 in purple splatter, 350 in gold splatter, 500 in black, and 1000 in gold.

Stream the record in full THIS LOCATION where you can also purchase the record digitally. Find physical preorders at THIS LOCATION.

NECROT:

9/27/2017 All Star Lanes – Los Angeles, CA

10/01/2017 The Cave – Santa Fe, NM
10/04/2017 Green Lantern – Lexington, KY

w/ The Black Dahlia MurderSuffocation, Exhumed, Decrepit Birth, Wormwitch:
10/05/2017 Diesel – Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
10/06/2017 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY [tickets]
10/07/2017 Revolution – Lowell, MA [tickets]
10/08/2017 Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY [tickets]
10/10/2017 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY [tickets]
10/11/2017 Debonair Music Hall – Teaneck, NJ [tickets]
10/12/2017 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD [tickets]
10/13/2017 One Center Square – Easton, PA [tickets]
10/14/2017 The Chameleon – Lancaster, PA [tickets]
10/16/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC [tickets]
10/17/2017 Bronson Center – Ottawa, ON [tickets]
10/18/2017 Opera House – Toronto, ON [tickets]
10/19/2017 Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI [tickets]
10/20/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL [tickets]
10/21/2017 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN [tickets]
10/22/2017 Delmar Hall – St. Louis, MO [tickets]
10/23/2017 The Slowdown – Omaha, NE [tickets]
10/25/2017 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI [tickets]
10/26/2017 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB [tickets]
10/27/2017 The Exchange – Regina, SK [tickets]
10/28/2017 Starlite – Edmonton, AB [tickets]
10/29/2017 Marquee – Calgary, AB [tickets]
10/31/2017 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC [tickets]
11/01/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA w/ Exhumed [tickets]
11/02/2017 HIFI Music Hall – Eugene, OR w/ Exhumed [tickets]
11/03/2017 Vinyl at Hard Rock – Lake Tahoe, NV w/ Exhumed [tickets]
11/04/2017 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA w/ Exhumed # [tickets]
11/06/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ w/ Exhumed [tickets]
11/07/2017 Hard Rock Cafe – Las Vegas, NV [tickets]
11/09/2017 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK [tickets]
11/10/2017 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL [tickets]
11/11/2017 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY [tickets]
11/12/2017 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN [tickets]

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Forged in 2011, NECROT – founded by current and former members of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviours, Watch Them Die, Atrament, Rude, and more – unleashed the audio bone-crush of their The Labyrinthfull-length in 2016 via Tankcrimes. Spewing forth eight tracks amassed from three hard-to-find and long out-of-print demo tapes, the record reaped critical acclaim from fans and media alike compelled by the band’s unrepentant Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, and Sacrilege worship.

“Blood Offerings offers enough simplicity and succinctness, delivered with the potency of a knife to the chest, to find its way into the collections of heavy music fans who are typically unfamiliar with death metal, a genre that’s an acquired taste, to be sure.” — Blabbermouth

“Blood Offerings is all old ground, but it is hallowed earth. We’ve heard everything played on this album before, but we’ve never heard it played quite like this. If you’re that curmudgeon who keeps saying nothing can displace your aging death metal album collection, it might be finally time to buy a new record.” – Decibel

“Metaphorically, it’s like putting your ear up to the chest of a rotting corpse and listening to the parasites eat it from the inside out. NECROT has recorded an album so putrescent you can almost smell it.” – Paste Magazine

“…a modern-day classic…Bolt Thrower played a simple, but highly aesthetic style of death metal. NECROT refreshes the template with a slew of quality, catchy riffs and accessible song structure that sounds quite original.” – Echoes And Dust

“…an album that does the region’s growling, guttural legacy proud, and with a new layer of contemporary punch.” – Treble

“…raw, fast and razor sharp…  a pummeling at its finest!” – Metal Assault

“…Blood Offerings separates itself from the pack by offering, in addition to blood, some damn fine riffs.” – Last Rites

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BLACK MARE: Cvlt Nation Hosts Exclusive Stream Of “Ingress To Form” From Sera Timms’ Dark Ambient Outfit; Death Magick Mother To See Release Digitally Via Magic Bullet This Friday

Stream / Share BLACK MARE’s Ingress To Form RIGHT HERE.

Later this week, Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE will unleash the consuming bounty of Death Magick Mother. Seven songs in length, this documentation captures driving force, Sera Timms, amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trace-like escapism, Death Magick Mother is Timms stepping right in front of the lens for a closeup.

In advance of the release of Death Magick Mother, today Cvlt Nation is hosting an exclusive premiere of Ingress To Form. Issues Timms of the track, This song started out with the idea to illustrate a raw life force energy coming into material form…I was thinking about Genesis in the Bible, and the Big Bang and many other creation theories. Chaos organized into a human form seen through the eternal Mother’s eye. Then there is harmony, and relationships form, and our bodies are like cauldrons carrying our raw life force around through these relationships which are like ingredients in the cauldron. Personally, this is about an experience of pure innocent love with someone that truly humbles you… to love someone so deeply and unconditionally that you allow your ego to be decimated over and over until all that remains in your body is love.

Adds Cvlt Nation, Death Magick Mother embodies the power of music to create, effect and destroy, and is a stunning sophomore release and a must have in your record collection. Listening to Timms’ ethereal voice on ‘Ingress To Form,’ it’s no surprise that BLACK MARE was invited to perform at the recent Women’s Mass benefit hosted by The Satanic Temple – there is an electric atmosphere to her music that makes my hairs stand on end and my skin break out in goose bumps, as if she’s harnessing the electromagnetic waves traversing the earth with her voice and directing them with purpose at our self-harming species.

Lose yourself in Ingress To Form at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

And if you missed it, hear Femme Couverte, still streaming at BrooklynVegan, at THIS LOCATION.

Death Magick Mother will see release digitally via Magic Bullet on September 15th with LPs to follow. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

Mixed by Andrew Clinco of Drab Majesty and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering, on BLACK MARE‘s Death Magick Mother, bolder arrangements lend themselves toward soaring, dynamic vocal melodies, and nuanced harmonization to highly-satisfying effect. Spot-on performances and command of all instrumentation across the spectrum further propels the sense of arrival in mastery over her chosen craft. In many ways, this album is an awakening for both its creator and listeners alike.

Following a recent midnight ceremony in celebration of a total eclipse with France’s Celeste and a women’s mass replete with a bloodletting ritual, BLACK MARE will take on a traditional tour of the western United States in direct support of Junius. See confirmed dates below.

BLACK MARE w/ Junius, Mustard Gas & Roses:

9/21/2017 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ

9/22/2017 The Viper Room – West Hollywood, CA w/ Hours

9/23/2017 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Daxma

9/24/2017 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA

9/25/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Wovoka, Drainage

9/26/2017 Highline Bar – Seattle, WA w/ They Rise We Die

9/27/2017 The Shredder – Boise, ID

9/28/2017 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

9/29/2017 Hi-Dive Denver – Denver, CO w/ Ghosts Of Glaciers

10/01/2017 The Sidewinder – Austin, TX

BLACK MARE is the solo project of Sera Timms, vocalist and bassist for Ides Of Gemini and of the now-disbanded Black Math Horseman. With a focus on rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity, BLACK MARE steps outside the collaborative dynamic to reveal a creative process that is all Sera’s own. Her songs traverse hidden realms, fragments of dreams, submerged memories, and mythical imagery. Where Black Math Horseman and Ides Of Gemini demand volume and collusion, BLACK MARE requires quiet contemplation. If Black Math Horseman and Ides Of Gemini seek to summon the deafening roar of inevitability, BLACK MARE delivers its verdicts on cresting waves and solemn whispers. And yet each operates, in its own way, within the darkened spheres of oceanic hypnosis.

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THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA: No Clean Singing Premieres “Vengeful Flavors” Video From French Death Metal Legion; Resurrect Pre orders Available

View / Share THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA’s “Vengeful Flavors” RIGHT HERE.

Resurrect is the forthcoming second full-length from French death metal legion THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA. In advance of its release next month via Unique Leader, No Clean Singing is hosting the official premiere of the visual accompaniment to fourth cut, Vengeful Flavors, issuing, “Flames play a prominent role in the eye-catching video you’re about to see, along with vistas of smoke-belching factories and pine-shrouded mountainsides. But given the nature of the music, you might expect to see those factories battered into rubble, the mountains fragmented into gravel, and the timber scythed to the ground like stalks of wheat.”

View the Mehdi Khadouj-directed video at THIS LOCATION.

Resurrect will see release on October 13th via Unique Leader Records. Preorder bundles are available at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, go HERE where you can also hear previously released single “Dogmes Anxiogenesis.”

Said the band of the self-produced offering, “We conditioned ourselves to unleash our primal influences; it’s a back-to-the-roots process with old-school riffs tuned to a more modern sound. We are proud of this combination. Each song has its own identity. We recorded, mixed, and mastered the entire album by ourselves at our own studio, Spike Recording Studio, which allowed us to keep every step of the production process under control. This gave us the time and freedom to really develop our sound. This album imposes an ambiance with many twists and surprises and the songs structures are more mature. This is a new chapter for the band but also for the Architect, the main character of THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA‘s concept which takes place through a post-apocalyptic world. The artwork reflects THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA‘s universe and illustrates each situation our main character goes through.”

THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA was forged in 2011 in Grenoble, France. In 2012, the band unveiled its first EP Oppressive Procession, and performed nearly thirty shows throughout France alongside the likes of Betraying The Martyrs, UltraVomit, Death Mentality, Agnostic Front, Promethee, and many others. That Summer, the band was able to secure a three-week tour of Latin American with Descomunal which included a performance at Ecuador’s QuitoFest.

2013 saw the release of their Klonosphere-issued Architects Of Destruction debut. Offering a more professional production quality, the record was recorded and mixed by Mickaël Valesi at Sonovore Studio in France and mastered by Charles J. Wall (Whitechapel, King Conquer, et al) at Sonic Assault Studio in Florida. The nine-tracks comprising Architects Of Destruction reaped critical acclaim among underground critics in the know with Metal Temple writing, “This release is not merely a collection of tracks about the undead, but an account of what one may feel if lost in a zombie epidemic. The band seems well-equipped for an impending Armageddon.” Teeth Of The Divine issued, “With the energy these guys bring, and the crushing breakdowns all pulled off with precision and backed by a beefy production, this is really an impressive debut,” while Dead Rhetoric likened Architects Of Destruction to a, “sonic interpretation of a zombie onslaught.” The following year, THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA shared the stage with Suicide Silence, Six Feet Under, Napalm Death, M:Pire Of Evil, Loudblast, Benighted, and Mumakil before joining Broken Hope and Internal Bleeding on their European tour in 2015.

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Portland doom quartet USNEA released third full-length album Portals Into Futility last Friday via Relapse Records.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Justin Cory, Portals Into Futility was a journey for us to write, and hopefully a journey that also presents itself to the listener. The record is a catharsis of a great deal of anxiety, pain and suffering, seeking to be both an escape from those realities and a meditation on them. From the anguish and barbarity of the torturer in ‘Eidolons And The Increate’ throughout to the cold and barren desert planet atmosphere of ‘A Crown Of Desolation,’ we hope the listener finds the peaks and valleys of our compositions to be a satisfying emotional reprieve from the sobering peaks and valleys of our own dark reality.

Portals Into Futility is out now on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical pre orders and exclusive bundles are currently available via Relapse.com at THIS LOCATION and digital pre orders are available via Bandcamp HERE.

Inspired by dystopian science-fiction and the painful intersection of today’s crushing reality, Portals Into Futility offers five songs and fifty-six minutes of expertly crafted and elegantly depressive doom/sludge. With an evolved sound of strength and dynamism, USNEA delves more into the worlds of dissonant death metal, varied vocal structures, and cinematic composition, all while maintaining the monumental heaviness, brutality, discord, anger, and mournful melodicism of their previous work. Across dark and brooding peaks and valleys, USNEA reminds us that no matter how many doors are opened to the human species, our self-aggrandizement and hubris all lead to futility.

USNEA will tour throughout Europe this fall as direct support for Ufomammut. The tour – which commences on September 30th in Paris, France and concludes October 22nd in Munich, Germany – includes appearances at multiple festivals including Up In Smoke, Soulcrusher Festival, and Keep It Doom.

USNEA w/ Ufomammut:

9/30/2017 La Boule Noire – Paris, FR

10/01/2017 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR

10/03/2017 Borderline – London, UK

10/04/2017 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE

10/05/2017 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE

10/06/2017 Up In Smoke Festival – Pratteln, CH

10/07/2017 Doornroosje @ Soulcrusher Festival – Nijmegen, NL

10/08/2017 Forum – Bielefeld, DE

10/10/2017 Blitz – Oslo, NO

10/11/2017 Klub Undergangen – Stockholm, SE

10/13/2017 Korjaamo @ Blowup Vol. 3 Festival – Helsinki, FI

10/14/2017 Olympia-Kortelli – Tampere, FI

10/16/2017 KB 18 – Copenhagen, DK

10/17/2017 Lido – Berlin, DE

10/18/2017 Markthalle – Hamburg, DE

10/19/2017 Werk 2 – Leipzig, DE

10/20/2017 Firley – Wroclaw, PL

10/21/2017 007 – Prague, CZ

10/22/2017 Keep It Doom Festival – Munich, DE

USNEA was spawned in late 2011 from the cerebral minds of guitarist/vocalist Justin Cory, guitarist Johnny Lovingood, drummer Zeke Rogers, and bassist/vocalist Joel Williams. The quartet has proven to be a seismic level force of destructive creativity with a massive yet meditative sound, masterfully crafted songwriting, and a clear yet non-derivative influence from doom legends such as Disembowelment, My Dying Bride, Neurosis, and YOB.

USNEA released their self-titled debut album in February 2013 on Rogers’ own label Orca Wolf Records. Following a 7 EP split with Ruins, USNEA signed to Relapse Records and released Random Cosmic Violence in November 2014. Random Cosmic Violence‘s immense presence instantly elevated USNEA to the forefront of the blossoming American doom scene. Stereogum referred to Random Cosmic Violence as having a “Floydian vastness that both balances and amplifies the overwhelming, crushing heaviness. Like the night sky itself, it’s full of terror and awe and ice and fire. It is a massive, monumental thing.” USNEA spent the next couple years touring in support of the record alongside veteran acts such as Ufomammut and Inverloch plus appearances at notable festivals including Maryland Deathfest, Roadburn Festival, and Modified Ghost Festival. Now in 2017, USNEA returns with their third full-length album, Portals Into Futility. An array of sci-fi novels that are becoming more and more of a reality in these volatile times informed the band’s writing throughout the album, including Shadow Of The Torturer by Gene Wolfe, Lathe Of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin, Valis by Philip K. Dick, Valis by Philip K Dick, Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan, and Dune by Frank Herbert. Portals Into Futility was recorded with Fester and assistant Andrew Grosse at Caravan Recordings and Haywire Studios in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Adam Gonsalvez at Telegraph Audio.

Musically speaking, Portals Into Futility builds upon the progress they made with its predecessor,Random Cosmic Violence. ‘Funeral doom has always been an ill-fitting mantle for the four… because, while their tuning is low and tempo is slow, they’ve never shied away from progression. Rather than floating motionless in amber, USNEA reaches out and absorbs outside energies, which then combust into psychedelic spirals, tormented shrieks, shining acoustic passages, hollow-voiced choruses, and flashy drumming. – Noisey

a very well balanced, thoroughly crafted extreme doom/death record. USNEA manage to find their place between the light and the dark, making full use of their arsenal and its capabilities. The album includes epic moments of grandeur, but also solitary ambient passages. It has a melodic touch, but also accepts its dissonant edge. It travels from the lyrical sense of melancholy to the brutal end of depression, bridging these territories in an exquisite manner.– Cvlt Nation

a refreshing breath of air for extreme doom. An album that breaks away from traditional norms and successfully tinkers with the very construct of a genre certainly deserves its praise. — Metal Injection

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CASTLE: Heavy Doom/Metal Unit Announces Stone Thrones West Coast Dates; Endless Graveyard Tour Underway

– an irrepressible combination of 70s doom, NWOBHM, musty-yet-in-your-face production courtesy of famed Neurosis/Melvins producer Billy Anderson, and the smoky, whiskey-stained vocals of Liz Blackwell… – Metal Hammer

Heavy doom/metal unit CASTLE — currently in the midst of their Endless Graveyard live takeover — will take to the streets again in November for the west coast Stone Thrones tour. The trek begins November 24th and runs through December 2nd winding its way through nine cities spread across Washington, Oregon, and California. See all confirmed dates below.

CASTLE continues to tour in support of their molten Welcome To The Graveyard full-length, issued last summer via Ván Records. Welcome To The Graveyard was captured by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Ommadon et al) at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon and is currently available at THIS LOCATION.

If you missed them, be sure to check out CASTLEs visual companions to tracks Black Widow, Down In The Cauldron Bog, Hammer And The Cross, and Flash Of The Pentagram” at THIS LOCATION.

CASTLE – Endless Graveyard Tour:

9/12/2017 The End – Nashville, TN

9/13/2017 Odditorium – Asheville, NC

9/14/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

9/15/2017 Shadow Woods Metal Fest – White Hall, MD

9/16/2017 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA

9/17/2017 Cherry Street Station – Wallingford, CT

9/18/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – New York, NY

9/19/2017 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY

9/20/2017 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY

9/21/2017 Maple Grove – Cleveland, OH

9/22/2017 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA

9/23/2017 Smalls – Detroit, MI

9/24/2017 Taps Live – Indianapolis, IN

9/25/2017 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH

9/26/2017 FuBar – St. Louis, MO

9/27/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

9/28/2017 The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS

9/29/2017 Stoned Meadow Of Doom Fest – Sioux Falls, SD

9/30/2017 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO

Stone Thrones Tour:

11/24/2017 The Valley – Tacoma, WA

11/25/2017 Funhouse – Seattle, WA

11/26/2017 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA

11/27/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR

11/28/2017 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR

11/29/2017 Spirits – Dunsmuir, CA

11/30/2017 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA

12/01/2017 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA

12/02/2017 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA

Skulking like wraiths in a blackened landscape, the band charges through eight fairly short songs… that grab you, rough you up, and leave you battered and bruised. – Metal Bandcamp

– some of their best songs… If you haven’t caught onto CASTLE yet, you’re not taking a thing about your career as a metal fan seriously… Hear this, feel the power and glory and put on the vest! — Angry Metal Guy

Welcome To The Graveyard is a document of their precision songcraft and that elusive ‘this world is horror and life is dark but so am I vibe perfected by Danzig and Ghost. And …Graveyard is an emphatic ad for an undoubtedly cool, smoky live show, too. Which is good because they’re definitely playing your town. Crank it up! – MetalSucks

fantastic heavy metal of the most traditional kind, forged, I can only assume, in the fires of hell. – The Sludgelord

They’re the kind of band who could make you believe in heavy metal… their righteously individualized blend of thrash, traditional metal, doom, heavy rock ‘n’ roll, etc., speaks to some mythical bygone era when metal was about not compromising, putting a fist in the air against expectation and going on tour forever. – The Obelisk

CASTLE‘s most mature, well-crafted, inspiring work – Metal Kaoz

true-blue classic metal is hard to top. And so is CASTLE. – Dead Rhetoric

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HATEBREED ARE CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF “DESIRE” AND 15 YEARS OF “PERSEVERANCE” WITH FALL HEADLINE TOUR

SUPPORT ACTS ANNOUNCED INCLUDE DYING FETUS, CODE ORANGE, AND MORE

Unstoppable, Grammy-nominated hardcore juggernaut Hatebreed released their first full-length, the modern hardcore classic Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire, back in November of 1997. The album set the tone for the type of moshable metal that would eventually go on to define the ’00s.

2002’s Perseverance was a perfectly executed, packed-with-anthems follow up that has become emblematic of the era. In fact, the album’s iconic and lyrically uplifting track, “I Will Be Heard,” has become the band’s signature battle cry, securing its place as the quintessential, fist-in-the-air chant of the new millennium, thanks to a call-to-action that starts with “Now is the time for me to rise to my feet?”

In the 20 years since their definitive debut, Hatebreed have rightfully earned their status as hardcore legends. They’ve remained road warriors, touring constantly and reducing venues to pile of rubble and ash while sharing stages with everyone from Slipknot to Slayer and serving as one of the top-tier headliners on multiple festivals, from Ozzfest to Mayhem to Warped Tour.

The band will embark on a headline tour this fall, celebrating the 20 years of Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire and the 15 years of Perseverance by playing a majority of songs from both albums, along with other fan favorites from across the entire Hatebreed catalogue.

Kublai Khan and Shattered Sun will only appear on 10/26 and 10/27. Dying Fetus, Code Orange, and Twitching Tongues will appear from 11/22 through 12/9; however, Code Orange will not appear on 11/22 in Poughkeepsie, on 12/2 in Cleveland, and 12/8 in New Haven. Candiria have been added to the Poughkeepsie show.

The addition of these exciting support acts will make for an evening of uncompromising metal no matter the city!

Tickets are on sale now here.

Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta added, “Sometimes it’s good to look back just to see how far you’ve come. There’s about four-five songs off of Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire and about six or seven off of Perseverance that we rarely play, so we’ve hit the rehearsal room and dusted off a killer batch of songs and deep cuts that we’ll blast your eardrums with this fall. Come celebrate not one but two anniversaries with us!”
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All Fall 2017 Hatebreed tour dates are below. Please note that the 12/7 venue in Buffalo has changed to The Town Ballroom.

Hatebreed’s latest critically acclaimed album The Concrete Confessional is out now via Nuclear Blast.

HATEBREED 20 YEARS OF DESIRE & 15 YEARS OF PERSEVERANCE TOUR DATES:
10/26/17 Houston, TX Proof Bar*
10/27/17 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill*
10/28/17 Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico Knotfest México
11/22/17 Poughkeepsie, NY  The Chance***
11/24/17 Worcester, MA The Palladium
11/25/17 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
11/26/17 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
11/27/17 Greensboro, NC Arizona Pete’s
11/29/17 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
11/30/17 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
12/01/17 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub Concert Hall
12/2/17 Cleveland, OH House of Blues**
12/3/17 Chicago, IL Metro
12/5/17 Detroit, MI The Majestic
12/6/17 Toronto, ON Opera House
12/7/17 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
12/8/17 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place**
12/9/17 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
*Only Kublai Khan + Shattered Sun
**Only Dying Fetus + Twitching Tongues
***Only Dying Fetus, Candiria, + Twitching Tongues

PERSISTENCE TOUR 2018 ? EUROPEAN DATES:
1/18/18 Berlin, Germany Astra Kulturhaus
1/19/1 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli Rondá
1/20/18 Dresden, Germany Eventwerk
1/21/18 Munich, Germany Backstage
1/22/18 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex
1/23/18 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachthof
1/24/18 Brno, Czech Republic Sono
1/25/18 Lichtenfels, Germany Stadthalle
1/26/18 Torhou, Belgium De House
1/27/18 Oberhausen, Germany Turbinenhalle
1/28/18 London, UK at O2 Forum Kentish

NEKRASOV: One-Man Black Metal Assault To Release The Mirror Void Via Prosthetic Records This November; New Track Streaming + Pre orders Available

NEKRASOV is reminiscent of some unhallowed Lovecraftian vault, where the dreamer meets his dream: the abyss of mind and space alike, where he compositionally depicts the hinges in the deep recesses of the mind, that only a visionary can uncover. Once revealed, it’s up to the listener on whether he or she can handle the outcome…

Australian one-man band NEKRASOV continues to orbit between the two poles of power electronics

and black metal, but the singular focus on otherworldliness remains consistent, and while the

experience is challenging to the utmost, it is also ultimately rewarding.

For over twenty years, NEKRASOV has managed to produce a furious and manic sound while experimenting with a broad spectrum of avant-garde techniques beginning with his first release, Into The No-Man’s Sphere Of The Ancient Days, in 2007. With ambient and industrial elements colliding against his black metal roots along with abstract vocals that approach the noise of the guitar, NEKRASOV has carved out and created his own niche and cult following. His seventh full length, and first for Prosthetic Records, The Mirror Void, is set to be released on November 10th, 2017

Sample first single, “Whatever Pleases You, Keeps You Back” at THIS LOCATION.

The Mirror Void will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats via Prosthetic Records. For preorders point your browser HERE.

The Mirror Void Track Listing:

  1. Whatever Pleases You, Keeps You Back
  2. Fragmentation And The Rapid Quicksand Of Concept
  3. And That You Think Yourself To Be! Such Deceit!
  4. The Ignorance Of The 5 Elements
  5. The Mirror Void
  6. Boils And Fevers Clear The Body Of Impurities
  7. To Be Bound Is Effortless, Feel The Ease Dear One And Wrap Your Arms Around Your Broken Realm With Heart Eternal

The Mirror Void is black metal reimagined. Not the tamed and domesticated sound possessed by so many bands today, not just another cool extreme metal subgenre, but instead, an alternative history where black metal dives deeper into its most challenging tendencies and embraces what philosopher Nick Land would term the Radical Outside. Here, misanthropy is not enough, seeing as how hating mankind would still be assigning it some sort of significance. This isn’t inhumanity, this is Unhumanity, the universe existing without us. Not unlike the negative metal NEKRASOV‘s other project, Rebel Wizard, this is just more disturbing and alarming. NEKRASOV is reminiscent of some unhallowed Lovecraftian vault, where the dreamer meets his dream: the abyss of mind and space alike, where he compositionally depicts the hinges in the deep recesses of the mind, that only a visionary can uncover. Once revealed, it’s up to the listener on whether he or she can handle the outcome.

NEKRASOV Discography:

Into the No-Mans-Sphere Of The Ancient Days (LP, 2007)

The Form of Thought From Beast (LP, 2008)

The Haunting Resonance (Split, 2008)

Tramp And Void (EP, 2009)

Nekrasov / Humiliation (Split, 2009)

Inner Stalker Metrics (EP, 2009)

Hymns Of Venomous Cosmic Malice (Split, 2010)

On Certainty (EP, 2010)

Cognition Of Splendid Oblivion (LP, 2010)

Perishable Things (EP, 2010)

Extinction (LP, 2010)

Lyl’ Iiyllull’ Lilu Lul LilituNin-Lil (Split, 2011)

In Solitude And Darkness, The Last Step Is Made (LP, 2011)

Nekrasov / Ondo (Split, 2011)

The Ever-Present (LP, 2011)

There Is No Other Way (EP, 2015)

Negative Temple (LP, 2016)

As You Trace It All the Way Back (EP, 2016)

Rakshasa / Nekrasov (Split, 2016)

In Token Of Their Spite (EP, 2017)

The Mirror Void (LP, 2017)

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FIREBALL MINISTRY REVS UP THE ROCK IN VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE – “THE ANSWER,”

– AT LOUDWIRE.COM 5TH STUDIO ALBUM, REMEMBER THE STORY, OUT OCT 6TH ON CLEOPATRA RECORDS

September 8, 2017 ? Los Angeles, CA – With only a month to go until the release of their long-awaited, 5th studio album, Southern California?s reverends of rock ?n? roll Fireball Ministry have partnered with Loudwire.com today, to unveil the video for their new single ?The Answer.? The rock anthem is featured on Remember The Story, which debuts on October 6th via Cleopatra Records. Pre-order the album now at iTunes and BandCamp.

Watch the video for ?The Answer? now, exclusively at Loudwire.com: http://bit.ly/2eLzPuD

“We?re really excited to be teaming up again with director Brandon Trost for ?The Answer? video. Brandon most recently worked with [Fireball Ministry vocalist] Jim [Rota] on the latest two Foo Fighters videos as Director of Photography and he has a visionary way of telling stories set to music.” – Fireball Ministry

?The Answer? is Fireball Ministry?s latest track from Remember The Story, and follow up to the previously released song ?Back On Earth.? The band?s first album in nearly seven years delivers their tried and true signature stomp and fuzzy swing with an even broader scope and deeper emotional range. The album mines the depths of loss, pain, and confusion, exorcising demons with the spirited uplift this kind of music best delivers.

The record was produced/mixed by Paul Fig, the engineer behind records from Alice In Chains, Ghost, Deftones and Stone Sour. Sabbath soaked rhythms, Priest worshipping melodies, and no-nonsense Thin Lizzy mayhem collide in the Hollywood, California band, a group that has humbly but confidently flown the flag for rock authenticity since the hard-partying year of 1999.

Pre-order the CD/Vinyl of Remember The Story here: FireballMinistry.cleorecs.com

Fireball Ministry will be performing with Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and more at the Cal Jam 17 Festival on October 7th at Glen Helen Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA. Tickets are available at https://www.caljamfest.com/. The band has also announced a handful of Southwest dates with Red Fang, including a hometown show at the Troubadour, in Los Angeles on October 28th. Buy tickets at http://fireballministry.com/.

Fireball Ministry Tour Dates:

Oct 7 – San Bernardino, CA – Cal Jam 17 Festival @ Glen Helen Amphitheater

Oct 25 – Long Beach, CA – Alex?s Bar

Oct 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

Oct 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar

Oct 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

Remember The Story Tracklist:

  1. End of Our Truth
  2. Everything You Wanted
  3. Back On Earth
  4. The Answer
  5. Dying to Win
  6. Stop Talking
  7. Weaver?s Dawn
  8. Remember The Story
  9. All For Naught
  10. I Don’t Believe a Word

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Mark Gus Scott “Will Not Forget!”

9/11   A Remembrance

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 – NEW YORK: On this somber day in American History, the latest pop-classical solo effort from Mark Gus Scott reinforces the mantra, ?We Will Not Forget!? His latest video shows Mark performing an emotional version of Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria” amongst numerous iconic New York City and Washington DC landmarks in a storytelling fashion that Mark, (a New York resident at the time of the 9/11 attacks), relays to his son, Brandon Michael Scott. The video also marks Brandon?s directorial debut as a filmmaker. ?Ave Maria? is the first single from Mark?s forthcoming holiday album entitled “Christmas Miracle,” to be released on Thanksgiving 2017. Please check out the video here: https://youtu.be/zEftNT8nMYs

All proceeds from “Ave Maria” will be donated to the Hope 4 Kids International (H4KI) charity for which Mark, an international spokesperson, is a contributor and partner of H4KI.

As the wild and charismatic member of the internationally renowned rock band Trixter, Mark Gus Scott has sold well over 3 Million Albums Worldwide: three #1 Videos on MTV (15 weeks at #1), four “Top 20” AOR Radio Hits as well as a “Top 40” Album on the Billboard Charts (#26). Mark has performed in front of millions of people around the world and now employs his classical training yet again to bring about a “Christmas Miracle”.

A long-standing member of the philanthropic community, Mark Gus Scott continues his charitable crusade by joining forces with arguably the greatest charity to make an impact around the world, Hope 4 Kids International. Hope 4 Kids International is a 4-star rated non-profit (Charity Navigator) organization committed to helping children around the world that are suffering from extreme poverty through Dignity, Health, Joy & Love. Mark Gus Scott?s support and partnership with H4KI is helping make dreams come true for some very special children all around the world.

Through H4KI?s mission to help in the empowerment of children who suffer from extreme poverty, Mark has been inspired to sponsor nine-year-old Alowo Cathy. She could hardly contain her joy when learning that Mark had become her sponsor. Living in Uganda, life is extremely difficult for a child barely surviving in the margins of society. This gift of life has given her courage to dream. Singing in the church choir, hope resonates more gloriously than ever throughout her small village. A gift of love worth singing about!

Being appreciative of the life Mark has been afforded he shares the following.

As an individual who has been extremely fortunate to achieve a life-long dream, I truly recognize the value, importance and impact it can have on the life of a child. It is my passion, through the sales of ?Ave Maria?, that deep hope will come to kids believing their dreams will never come true and that their lives are over. Together through Dignity, Health, Joy and Love, we can all give them life-changing support!

?I thank Hope 4 Kids International for their tireless work and efforts in making this world a better place. It is a privilege to join H4KI in their quest to enrich the well-being of children all around the world. This Christmas, I urge you to join me in a call to action to make a difference.” 

To learn more about Hope 4 Kids International and join the fight in making change all around the world, visit www.H4KI.org

ELECTRIC WIZARD TO RELEASE NINTH STUDIO ALBUM, WIZARD BLOODY WIZARD ON 11/10

ALBUM OUT VIA WITCHFINDER/ SPINEFARM RECORDS 21st Century Funeral Boogie

Wizard Bloody Wizard is the long-anticipated new LP from UK cult legends ELECTRIC WIZARD and, man, is it HEAVY!!!!

Listen to “See You in Hell,” which is available as an instant download for those who pre-order the album.

It’s 43 minutes of cranium-crushing bludgeon rock ? a relentless aural brain rape and, like the band’s beloved vintage horror/exploitation movies, definitely not for those of a nervous disposition.

Finally rising above convention and genre, the band have constructed their own vision of classic heavy rock? a sound harking back to the dreaded days when “heavy” meant Grand Funk and Black Sabbath and “rock” meant drugs, groupies, and mountains of amplification. This is 21st Century blues, dragged (and drugged) back from the grave?

“Right away we knew this was it? the new direction we should go in,” says Jus Oborn (guitar/vocals). “Real heavy music? really basic heavy rock, blues based but brutal. I think a lot of modern heavy music has disappeared up its own arse? it’s too pretentious and technical. We wanted to get back to that primal sound? over-amplified blues, Hendrix, Blue Cheer, Zeppelin. They took that music and then turned it up. So we thought, ‘Let’s do the blues in our style. Heavy, heavy super fuckin’ blues, total snail-paced funeral boogie for this 21st century hell. I guess it’s meant to be hopeless but it’s also defiant and unbroken.”

Even though the LP promises “hymns to death, drugs, sex and violence,” the overall vibe is a band that is revitalised and ready to kill. The sound is aggressive, stripped back and savage, as if the new line-up has mainlined a new level of attitude and ability.

Osborn continues, “Y’know, a lot of bad shit has happened to us, but through it all was the music. We still dig loud heavy music and the album is not really depressed or angry, it?s arrogant and rebellious. I still believe in rock and roll and I still believe in killing it on stage and mentally destroying an audience.”

And the band sounds together ? really together.

The last three years of touring, writing, and rehearsing have honed and moulded a new sound that has truly distilled the ELECTRIC WIZARD brew. In 43 brain-damaging minutes, the band delivers a varied, challenging and breath-taking LP, from crushing blues stomp through savage Detroit sleaze rock, paranoiac passages of droning drug rock, and creepy funereal proto-metal/acid rock. This is heavy shit, baby!!

“We’ve been worn out by the modern scene ? it’s all about styles and genre,” Osborn states. “We just wanna make solid heavy music. No rules. We didn’t set out to record a style or product. We set out to record what we wanted to hear. I want people to know it’s ELECTRIC WIZARD from the first second, but also to know we are gonna take them on a trip. Heavy doesn’t just mean tone and bottom end. I think people have become too obsessed by fx and boutique amps. It’s more about playing style, attitude and song-writing? y’know, a lot of our songs have been interpreted as acoustic numbers by various people and they are still heavy and ominous sounding? you can’t dilute true darkness.”

The LP’s stunning all-analogue recording has been produced by Oborn and Liz Buckingham (guitars) in their own “Satyr IX Recording Studio.”

“It’s an anti-studio really,” Osborn also explains. “We wanted to put as little between the band and the tape as possible. We needed to take stuff away and use less equipment ‘cos I think the raw sound of the band is killer. Studios have progressively made the recording situation more difficult and convoluted. I always think the best recordings are the simplest and most basic ones. So, yeah, we built the studio that we wanted: mics, mixing desk, tape machine, that’s it. No bullshit.”

The LP sleeve and art has also been conceived by the band and echoes ?again? their love of the macabre, evil, and sleazy. A sick and twisted bad taste eye-assault that aims to titillate, excite and repulse you.

“Sex and violence are our basest instincts,” Osborn finishes. “I guess we think that engaging the brain and guts on this most basic, primal level is the fastest way to grab people’s emotions. It’s ‘shock’ tactics, but the world is so fuckin’ brainwashed or bored that they need to be ‘woken up.’ The ‘man’ is slowly neutering and killing us with technology and lies? it’s time to fight back.”

Wizard Bloody Wizard.

The line is drawn?..in blood.

T-shirt, pin, poster, patch, and cassette bundles are HERE.

ELECTRIC WIZARD Are:
Jus Oborn ? guitar/vocals
Liz Buckingham ? guitar
Simon Poole ? drums
Clayton Burgess ? bass

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM PREMIERE “MOTHER OWL, FATHER OCEAN”


A duet with Sweden?s Anna Von Hausswolf, the ambient track is a companion to the previously released single ?Angrboda?

Wolves In The Throne Room are mere weeks away from the release of their sixth LP Thrice Woven, and they?ve revealed another track from the 5-track collection. ?Mother Owl, Father Ocean? offers a lull from the album?s Cascadian black metal lean thanks to a lush wall of ambient noise and gauzy vocals from Norwegian singer Anna von Hausswolff. Stream the track today via Metal Hammer.

?Making music with Anna Von Hausswolff was a true gift. When I close my eyes and listen to Anna?s Voice I see the cold grey oceans of the north. It reminds me of the saltwater near my beloved home, and the cold oceans everywhere. Hail to the Icy Waters of this Earth! Hail Anna!? commented Wolves In The Throne Room.

Since their 2002 formation, Wolves In The Throne Room have released over 5 studio albums with hundreds of live performances?reinterpreting black metal through their own prism. Intimately linked to the wild expanse of the Pacific Northwest, their songs explore the hidden world of magic that one accesses through dreams, visions and music. Now, a portal into the dreamworld of Wolves In The Throne Room opens again with their forthcoming sixth LP, Thrice Woven?a glorious return to the blazing and furious Black Metal that they alone can create.

Thrice Woven will be released on September 22 via the band?s own label, Artemisia Records. Catch Wolves In The Throne Room on the road in North America with Pillorian this fall. A full tour itinerary is listed below.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, ON TOUR:

September 29 Boise, ID @ Neurolux

September 30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall

October 2 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

October 3 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

October 5 Houston, TX @ White Oak (downstairs)

October 6 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

October 7 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco

October 9 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar

October 10 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Hell

October 11 Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House

October 12 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

October 13 Brooklyn, NY @ Villain

October 14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Villain

October 16 Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft Ballroom

October 17 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall

October 18 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St. Collective

October 20 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole

October 21 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

October 22 Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone

October 24 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge

October 25 Olympia, WA @ Obsidian

Thrice Woven, Track Listing
Born from the Serpent?s Eye
The Old Ones Are With Us
Angrboda
Mother Owl, Father Ocean
Fires Roar in the Palace of the Moon

GNAW To Release Third LP, Cutting Pieces, Via Translation Loss In October; “Septic” Playing At Decibel Magazine


New York City-based experimental/noise metal outfit GNAW has completed the harrowing third album, Cutting Pieces, securing the record for late October release through Translation Loss Records. The LP’s “Septic” is now playing at Decibel Magazine as the label issues preorders and more.

Closing a four-year gap since their acclaimed Horrible Chamber LP (Seventh Rule, 2013), GNAW crawls forth from the gutters once again, dredging forth some of their most unnerving audio assaults to date on Cutting Pieces. The seismic atrocities and haunting intricacies on Cutting Pieces leave an instantly damaging, long-lasting impression, their cumulative decimation undoubtedly producing GNAW‘s most cinematic terror to date.

Decibel unleashes the first single from Cutting Pieces, through an exclusive stream of “Septic,” featuring background vocals courtesy of Stefania Alos Pedretti of OvO. GNAW issues of the track, “‘Septic’ is one of the faster tunes on the album. The guitars sound like razors and the ending is utterly creepy. We’re honored to have Stefania from OvO on it thickening up the chorus with her unique cave-woman like voice.”

Notes Decibel Magazine’s write-up of the song includes, “vocalist Alan Dubin’s harrowing shrieks and disturbed whispers serve as the narration to six minutes of noise, razor-sharp guitar assaults and other sounds created by GNAW‘s diverse repertoire of devices.”

Stream GNAW’s “Septic” at Decibel RIGHT HERE.

Translation Loss will release Cutting Pieces on LP, CD, and digital formats on October 27th; find pre-orders at THIS LOCATION.

Watch for additional audio samples including multiple videos and more on Cutting Pieces to be issued up to and through the album’s release.

A recent personnel shift sees the GNAW lineup now including Dana Schechter (Insect Ark, ex-Angels Of Light) on lap steel guitar, joining returning assassins, Alan Dubin (Khanate, OLD), Brian Beatrice, Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Eric Neuser, and Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard). Cutting Pieces was written and recorded over the past two years at various studios and locales across NYC, the bulk of the music was written by Thornton, Beatrice, and Dubin with all members creating sound elements and arrangements, the final record mixed by Beatrice. Coalescing with Dubin’s twisted lyrical visions, these factors culminate into the outfit’s most terrifying movielike torment and tension yet. The album was once again mastered by James Plotkin. The graphic and type design for the cover was done by French designer Sebastien Hayez who did the first two GNAW albums as well.

Collectively, GNAW utilized an extensive arsenal of instruments on Cutting Pieces, including guitars, bass, drums, voice, lap steel guitar, Chinese cello, Weevil, conga, sawed off Kramer, Drone Thing oscillator, Alto sax, homemade light oscillator, micro cassette recorder, chain link fence, a small child, 2002 Toshiba laptop, voice dictator and space bar, and more. Cutting Pieces also features guest musicians Stefania Alos Pedretti of Italian noise rock act OvO contributing background vocals to the track “Septic,” and Swiss saxophone player and sound artist Antoine Chessex (ex-Monno) contributing saxophone and amplifier to “Triptych.”

Cutting Pieces Track Listing:

  1. Rat
  2. Septic
  3. Wrong
  4. Prowled Mary
  5. Extended Suicide
  6. Fire
  7. Triptych

With more widespread tour plans coming together for later this year and next, GNAW has booked several upcoming NYC-area shows, including the Nightside Of Eden Fest at The Paper Box in Brooklyn on October 7th alongside Acheron, Kult Ov Azazel, Sardonic Witchery, T.O.M.B., Abazagorath, Teloch Vovin, and more. GNAW will also play a record release show for Cutting Pieces at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn on October 29th, joined by Couch Slut, Syndromes, and more.

GNAW Live:

10/07/2017 The Paper Box – Brooklyn, NY @ Nightside Of Eden Fest w/ Kult Ov Azazel, T.O.M.B. [info]

10/29/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY *record release show w/ Couch Slut, Syndromes

GNAW is a New York City genre smashing/noise/metal/doom band created by Alan Dubin after the dissolution of Khanate. In addition to the traditional four-piece rock format and string and wind instruments, GNAW utilizes found sound, homemade instruments, tweaked oscillators, synthesis, and manipulated recordings. The Wire magazine called the band, “a terrifying rock sextet whose blackened vision has enough dark energy to blot out the sun,” and described GNAW‘s debut album,This Face, to be, “unsettling but vital listening.” Of their sophomore album, Horrible Chamber,Cvlt Nation claims, “Few bands have managed to pull off such a seamless and triumphant splicing of doom metal, noise and industrial as GNAW have managed to do with this album, and in this extremely unique, surreal and particular world the band dwells in, Horrible Chamber represents hands down industrial doom’s finest hour of 2013.”

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THE OBSESSED: Metal Injection Shares “On So Long” Acoustic Performance; US Headlining Dates Confirmed

View / Share THE OBSESSED’s “On So Long” HERE.

Doom rock legends THE OBSESSED have shared an acoustic performance of “On So Long” recorded live at the Gibson Guitar Recording Studio in New York City. The song is a bonus track off the band’s recently-issued Sacred full-length album.

Watch the full performance now via Metal Injection at THIS LOCATION.

THE OBSESSED will embark upon a US fall headlining tour beginning September 27th in Asheville, North Carolina and ending October 27th in Baltimore, Maryland. Direct support will be provided by Cobalt and Iron Tongue on select dates. A full list of tour dates is available below.

Sacred is out now on Relapse Records on CD, LP, deluxe 2xLP, and digital formats. Physical orders and bundles are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads can be ordered via Bandcamp at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in full.

THE OBSESSED:

9/27/2017 Mothlight – Asheville, NC

9/28/2017 Clermont Lounge – Atlanta, GA

9/29/2017 Whitewater – Little Rock, AR

9/30/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO ^

10/01/2017 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN ^

10/02/2017 Lost Well – Austin, TX ^

10/03/2017 Lolas – Ft. Worth, TX ^

10/05/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV

10/07/2017 Cal Jam – San Bernardino, CA

10/08/2017 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA *

10/09/2017 Old Nicks – Eugene, OR *

10/10/2017 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR

10/12/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA *

10/13/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA *

10/16/2017 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN *

10/17/2017 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI *

10/18/2017 Barauerhaus – Lombard, IL *

10/19/2017 Woodward Theater – Cincinnati, OH *

10/20/2017 Trixies – Louisville, KY *

10/21/2017 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA *

10/24/2017 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY *

10/25/2017 The Cafe at Parlor – Newport, RI *

10/26/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA *

10/27/2017 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD *

^ w/ Iron Tongue

* w/ Cobalt

THE OBSESSED was formed in the late 1970s in Potomac, Maryland by legendary guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrich (Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan). The band spawned in the realm of musicians/artists such as Black Sabbath, Frank Zappa, The Dictators, and The Stooges. The earliest lineup consisted of Wino, bassist Mark Laue, guitarist John Reese, and drummer Dave Flood. In 1983, Wino took over vocal duties and the band became a three-piece to record the Sodden Jackal EP.

The band broke up in the late ’80s after Wino moved to California to join Saint Vitus. At that time, a German label, Hellhound Records, and the booking agency that had signed Saint Vitus, released The Obsessed, originally recorded in 1985, prompting Wino to reform THE OBSESSED. After multiple lineup changes, the band signed to Columbia Records in 1994 to release their third and final album, The Church Within. Despite highly acclaimed reviews, THE OBSESSED would breakup following the release, seeing Wino forming Spirit Caravan (then Shine) and other projects.

In September 2011, THE OBSESSED returned to the stage at Roadburn Festival with The Church Within‘s legendary lineup (featuring Wino, Greg Rogers, and Guy Pinhas). The band played a few more reunion shows over the next couple years at Hellfest Open Air 2012 and Maryland Deathfest XI in May 2013 with bassist Reid Raley.

Wino announced the full-time return of THE OBSESSED in March 2016 and the band’s official signing to Relapse Records to record the follow up to The Church Within. The new lineup originally consisted of Spirit Caravan bassist Dave Sherman and Wino’s longtime friend and former road crew member. drummer Brian Costantino. On October 31st, 2016, Wino announced the lineup for THE OBSESSED, included bassist Bruce Falkinburg and guitarist Seraphim, making that the first time the band had been a four piece in over thirty-five years. Now in 2017, THE OBSESSED unleashes Sacred, the band’s first studio album in over two decades.

With renewed energy and purpose, THE OBSESSED sounds heavier and more relevant than ever before. On Sacred, the band doubles down on enormous, heaving riffs and pummeling low-end across twelve tracks of eternal doom. Rounded out Weinrich’s lyrical honesty and iconic throaty vocals, Sacred is an album that further pushes THE OBSESSED into the annals of heavy metal history, and well-worth the two-plus decade wait. The band will perform once again as a three-piece featuring Wino, Reid Raley, and Brian Costantino.

“Sacred delivers the band’s trademark bouncy punk-meets-doom vibe, complete with bluesy solos, thundering drums, and band leader Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich’s drawling voice…” – Noisey

“Sacred is a twelve-track slayer in all categories; it’s thrown together like some sad man’s journey through a psychedelic, down-tuned wonderland. All of the requisites of classic Sabbath inspired jams are here, and there’s certainly a lot of fresh energy provided through the newly restructured band…” – New Noise

“The best comeback of the year…” – The Sludgelord

“… a definitive statement from doom metal’s most dedicated practitioner.” – Team Rock

“…a worthy comeback for a band who with true cult status even when the term has overused. A great return, and one of Wino’s best performances in years.” – Ghost Cult

“… the energy felt on this record is incredibly dynamic and very true… a triumphant return.” – Metal Observer

“Wino is a national treasure and as authentic as a musician can be. In a time without Lemmy’s bigger than life personality, Wino’s underground earnestness is all the more precious and Sacred does right by the legacy of THE OBSESSED.” – Angry Metal Guy

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Louder Than Life At Champions Park In Louisville, KY 9/30 & 10/1

Band Performance Times Announced For Louder Than Life At Champions Park In Louisville, KY
Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 Featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Prophets Of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch, Incubus, Rob Zombie & More

Onsite Attractions Including

Bourbon World Presented By The Louisville Courier-Journal,

Heavy Tiki, Rock ?N Roll ?N BBQ, The Big Easy Boil, Love & Fire

Celebrate The World?s Top Bourbon, Music & Louisville Cuisine

Limited Tickets & VIP Packages On Sale Now At

LouderThanLifeFestival.com

?Louisville: The Home Of Bourbon.

Great People. Great Food.?

Performance times have been announced for the 35-plus bands playing the fourth annual Louder Than Life, Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 at Champions Park in Louisville, KY.

Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne ? recently reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde for the first time in over a decade ? leads a Saturday bill that includes Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie,Mastodon and many more. Prophets of Rage ? bringing together the sonic firepower of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, with members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real, and DJ Lord ? closes Louder Than Life on Sunday after sets from Incubus, Rise Against, Stone Sour and more.

Louder Than Life band performance times are as follows (subject to change). Festival doors open at 11:00 AM each day.

Saturday, September 30

Monster Energy Stage Loudmouth Stage Zorn Stage
10:00 PM Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde 8:55 PM Five Finger Death Punch 5:40 PM Steel Panther
7:50 PM Rob Zombie 7:00 PM Mastodon 4:35 PM Fire From The Gods
6:10 PM Halestorm 5:25 PM Gojira 3:30 PM Through Fire
4:45 PM Hollywood Undead 4:05 PM Eagles of Death Metal 2:30 PM DED
3:25 PM Of Mice & Men 2:45 PM Starset 1:30 PM He Is Legend
2:10 PM Sleeping With Sirens 1:35 PM New Year’s Day
1:00 PM For We Are Many 12:25 PM Palisades

Sunday, October 1

Monster Energy Stage Loudmouth Stage Zorn Stage
8:45 PM Prophets of Rage 7:40 PM Incubus 5:15 PM In This Moment
6:45 PM Rise Against 5:55 PM Stone Sour 4:15 PM Lacuna Coil
5:10 PM Thrice 4:25 PM The Pretty Reckless 3:15 PM Radkey
3:45 PM Falling In Reverse 3:05 PM Nothing More 2:15 PM Ocean Grove
2:30 PM Beartooth 1:55 PM Greta Van Fleet 1:15 PM ?68
1:20 PM Joyous Wolf 12:45 PM Black Map 12:15 PM Biters

Limited tickets and VIP packages are still on sale while supplies last at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com, where concertgoers can also find more information about camping packages and discounted online hotel rates available through Curadora. General Admission ticket discounts are also available for active military through Louder Than Life partner GovX (www.govx.com).

All Louder Than Life camping passes include campsite space for 3 nights as well as access to campground bathrooms, showers, food and beverage concession stands, and a general store. Campers also have in and out privileges between the campground and festival grounds throughout the event. Car (tent) camping passes are $99.00 and RV camping passes are $175.00.

Produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, America?s premier production company for rock music festivals, Louder Than Life features a selection of award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, the best food Louisville has to offer, along with a powerful music lineup of rock legends and breaking talent performing on three stages. The festival celebrates the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city, with onsite attractions from the following partners:

Bourbon World presented by the Louisville Courier-Journal: With 95% of the world?s bourbon coming from Kentucky, we have hand selected our favorite distilleries to create a unique opportunity to sample bourbons and exclusive one-time specialty cocktails from inside the World?s Loudest Bourbon Tent. Featuring the world?s top bourbons including: 1792, Angel?s Envy, Barrell, Basil Hayden, Blade And Bow, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Coopers? Craft, Eagle Rare, Ezra Brooks, Four Roses, Jefferson?s, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Larceny Bourbon, Maker?s Mark, Michter?s, Old Forester, Old Scout, Peerless Rye, Rabbit Hole, Rebel Yell, W.L. Weller, Woodford Reserve and more!

It’s Miller Time VIP Lounge: The VIP area includes LED screens featuring video feed from all three main stages; VIP dedicated restrooms; upgraded food; upgraded bourbon and cocktail selections; shaded VIP pavilion with chairs, tables and couches adjacent to the VIP viewing area (exclusive view of North and South main stages from a seated and standing area located near main stage South). Miller Lite will also have a mobile sports bar in the VIP area where you can watch college and pro football games all weekend long. VIP food offerings will include: Pie Baby, Cheese Louise, Martin?s BBQ, Blackbeard Espresso and Mike?s Prime Rib.

Monster Energy Experience: Monster Energy will be keeping all fans fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house. Make sure to check back throughout the festival for a schedule of Monster Energy?s interactive artist experiences. Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality.

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/monsterenergy

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/monsterenergy

#monsterenergy #monstermusic

Jack Daniel?s Experience: Jack Daniel?s will once again bring a ?Taste of Tennessee? to music festivals around the country this year. We invite visitors to come out and tour the nation?s oldest registered distillery from outside the Jack Daniel?s Hollow. The Jack Daniel?s Experience, a mobile museum, is bringing a little of the much-loved distillery from Lynchburg to anywhere in the USA. You?ll learn who Mr. Jack Daniel was and how he ended up with the best selling whiskey in the world. You?ll see (and smell) whiskey dripping slowly through charcoal and the new oak barrels used in maturing Tennessee?s finest whiskey. Once you tour the Experience and spend some time with the folks from Jack, it?ll make you want to plan a visit to Lynchburg, Tennessee to see how and where we?ve made Jack Daniel?s since 1866. The Experience is open to all folks, 21 years old and up, for tours free of charge. Games and giveaways will also be part of the entertainment at various times throughout the festival.

Website: www.jackdaniels.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jackdaniels

Instagram: www.instagram.com/jackdaniels_us/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDaniels_US

#jackdaniels #drinkresponsibly

Zippo Encore: Zippo Encore will be back in action at Louder Than Life with a full stock of Zippo lighters, including the limited edition festival designs! Come by and check out their contests and giveaways or get a free lighter fill or tune-up. Be sure to bring your Zippo lighter to the festival, it could be your ticket to a special experience.

Website: www.zippo.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/zippoencore

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ZippoEncore/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZippoEncore

#zippo #zippoencore

FYE Fan Experience: FYE is the only place at the festival to get all your favorite bands? music ? and maybe even get to meet your favorite Louder Than Life performer! Check back for updates on artist meet & greet and autograph signing sessions! At the FYE Fan Experience, various bands from participating record labels Century Media/Another Century Records, Razor & Tie, Roadrunner Records, and more will take part in pop-up fan experiences such as meet & greets, acoustic performances, and Q&As. You never know what will happen in the FYE Fan Experience.

Website: www.fye.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FYE

Instagram: www.instagram.com/officialfye/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/officialfye

Caduceus Wine Garden: This wine garden will highlight Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, owned by Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer. Having already dove headfirst into this venture, Maynard found out from a distant relative that wine making is in his blood. His Great Grandfather, ?Spirito? Marzo, had vineyards and made wine in Venice, Italy, just North of Turino in Piemonte.

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Craft Beer (Regional) & Artist Inspired Beverages: Alltech Lexington, Caduceus Cellars, Falls City Beer, Goodwood Brewing Company, New Albanian Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada,TROOPER Beer, West Sixth Brewing

The Angry Tree Bar presented by Angry Orchard: The Angry Tree Bar is one of the major focal points at Louder Than Life. Decorated with incandescent glowing apples hanging from the branches and featuring impressive wooden carvings that capture the essence of the Angry Orchard brand, this enchanting refreshment station will offer festival goers the perfect place to relax and catch the show, all while enjoying a curated lineup of Angry Orchard ciders and specialty cocktails.

Food Village: 502 Café, Baxter?s Grill, Black Rock Grill, Boss Hog BBQ, Brazilian Bistro, Chicago?s Dog House, Doc Crow?s, Gelato Gilberto, Gospel Bird, Holy Mole Tacos, I Love Spicy Pie Pizza, Island Noodles, Longshot Lobsta, Mike?s Kentucky Kitchen, Midway Café, Oli?s Tots, Phat Daddy?s Creole, Pie Baby, Red Top Dogs, Texas Taco Depot, The Big Cheesy, The Manhattan Project, Tumbleweed, Up In Smoke BBQ, Voodoo Chicken & Waffles and many more.

Experience Louisville: Check out an exclusive list of bourbon distillery and related attractions brought to you by the City of Louisville at discounted prices.

www.louderthanlifefestival.com/experiences/#experience-louisville

The Music Experience: The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today?s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rock star and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at The Music Experience Tent. You can win free maps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff, as well.

Website: www.themusicexperience.com/about/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheMusicExp/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/tmexp/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/themusicxp

Heavy Tiki Bar: The dark side of Tiki is through the totems were savages and beasts enjoy Scorpion Bowls and Zombie cocktails?all in the name of tropical leisure. The Tiki Gods are looking for a good time and they have come to Louder Than Life to find it! At the Heavy Tiki Bar, fans will find an oasis filled with killer cocktails, shade, and seating areas.

The Big Easy Boil presented by Southern Comfort: The Big Easy drops into Louder Than Life with celebrity guest chefs, incredible New Orleans music, and pitchers of refreshing Southern Comfort cocktails. Oh, did we mention over half a ton of delicious seafood? Yeah, that?s coming too.

Rock ?N Roll ?N BBQ hosted by Maker?s Mark: Welcome to Louder Than Life?s backyard barbecue party. The biggest classic hits, classics cocktails, and good-to-the-bone barbeque.

Love & Fire presented by Larceny Bourbon: LOVE & FIRE will feature delicious Larceny Bourbon cocktails and incredible grilled specialties from renowned local Louisville Chefs as well as several surprise guest chefs. Open to all festival goers, every attendee will have the chance to win special prizes by spinning the LOVE & FIRE prize wheel, including a seat at the LOVE & FIRE tasting table where prizewinners will learn the intricacies of cooking over a live fire while tasting different dishes paired with Larceny Bourbon.

Down The Rabbit Hole Speakeasy: Rabbit Hole invites you to go Down The Rabbit Hole into an exclusive bar hidden off the beaten path featuring cocktails by Proprietors LLC, the team behind Death & Co. That?s all we can say for now ? figuring out how to get in will be entirely up to you!

Dyin 2 Live / Fxck Cancer: The Dyin 2 Live DREAMS Program is a wish-granting organization whose purpose is to try and enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring hope and inspiration to their lives. In doing this, we hope it can help give them a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day what they are battling. Through our extensive network of friends, supporters, and affiliates, we are able to reach out to individuals and present them with one of a kind experiences and opportunities that arise. We feel a Dyin 2 Live Dream can offer a source of inspiration for those undergoing difficult medical treatments and be a positive force that offers a life-changing impact not only on them, but also the family to overcome their obstacles. If you are currently fighting cancer or know of someone in the fight who could benefit from a Dyin 2 Live Dream, please submit your story and tell us why and how a Dyin 2 Live day would help. Also, anyone interested in being a supporter, volunteer, or donor, please contact us at mywish@dyin2live.org.

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/Dyin2LiveDREAMS and www.facebook.com/FxckCancerUSA

Instagram: www.instagram.com/Dyin2LiveDreams and www.instagram.com/FxckCancer

Take Me Home: Take Me Home (TMH) has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001. TMH was founded as an animal rights advocacy foundation saving orphaned animals and striving to end animal overpopulation. TMH works in conjunction with shelters and rescues throughout California and beyond to help save animals on death row, on the streets, or in unsafe living conditions. Stop by their booth for custom gear and contribute to a great cause.

www.takemehome.tv

Louder Than Life is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Chicago Open Air, Bourbon & Beyond, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Northern Invasion, Houston Open Air and more.

Additional sponsors for Louder Than Life include Jack Daniel?s, Tito?s Vodka, Black Craft Cult, USMC and more.

 

Website: www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/louderthanlifefestival

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ltlfest

Instagram: http://instagram.com/louderthanlifefest

SHADOW OF DOUBT: Texas Hardcore Outfit Releases Video For “No Mercy” Via Decibel Magazine; Debut EP Out Now Through WAR Records


Texas hardcore powerhouse SHADOW OF DOUBT has issued a new visual accompaniment to the title track to their No Mercy debut EP, which was recently released via WAR Records.

SHADOW OF DOUBT‘s”No Mercy” video has been premiered through Decibel Magazine, who issues, “Where can you find riffs reminiscent of the legendary New York sound while also retaining a modern hardcore sound? Texas hardcore quintet SHADOW OF DOUBT are a good place to start. Combining metallic riffs, melodic guitar solos and pit-worthy breakdowns, their first EP No Mercy made them an up-and-coming hardcore band to watch.”

See SHADOW OF DOUBT’s “No Mercy” at Decibel RIGHT HERE.

SHADOW OF DOUBT is booking shows for the weeks ahead, set to perform at Hope For Shelter Fest in San Antonio on September 30th alongside Homewrecker, Sworn Vengeance, Die Young, Greg Bennick spoken word set, and many others, as well as a show in Corpus Christi on October 28th.

SHADOW OF DOUBT Live:

9/30/2017 The Korova – San Antonio, TX @ Hope For Shelter Fest

10/28/2017 Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX

No Mercy is out now through WAR Records as a four-song cassette, a ten-song CD which includes the band’s 2014 demo and the track “Deceive” which features Jose Gonzales from Mizery, and all digital platforms.

Find digital order options at iTunes HERE and Bandcamp HERE, and physical orders at the label HERE.

Featuring former members of Bitter End, Hardside, and more, SHADOW OF DOUBT combines their love for crossover, hardcore, punk, and metal, with powerful and memorable riffs reminiscent of the classic NYHC sound, resulting in the perfect soundtrack for this modern age of quarrel. No Mercy combines crushing riffs in the vein of Cro-Mags and Leeway while maintaining a modern sound reminiscent of Mizery, Take Offense, and Beautiful Ones. The four-song EP was recorded in November 2016 by Phillip Odom (Ivy League) at Bad Wolf Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Power Trip, Nails).

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[photo by Jonathon Sauceda]

BLOODMOON And TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY To Release Pulverizing Split CD/Tape Via Midnite Collective Next Month; Live Dates Announced

The powerful forces of BLOODMOON and TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY have coalesced to co-create something otherworldly. Both units have been evolving and mastering their craft of aural alchemy for nearly a decade now. Their respective approaches are unique, though on their upcoming spit CD/tape — set for release via Midnite Collective on October 1st and LP through Black Voodoo Records a few weeks later — a mutual intention is demonstrated: the piercing of the veil through the transmutation of darkness into creativity.

With this new split album, two sides of the same coin are addressed. With “Nothing Is Special, Nobody Cares,” BLOODMOON taps into the fact that there is a control structure in place that most aren’t even aware of. We are being suppressed by means beyond ordinary perception and it is directly affecting us in the physical realm. TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY‘s “Abysswalker” is about a character from the Dark Souls series of action/RPGs, Artorias The Abysswalker. The song is written from the perspective of Artorias as he delves into the abyss to protect his king. Slowly consumed by the darkness and driven into a psychotic madness, he’s eventually enslaved by the abyss where he finds shelter, becomes its protector and awaits all those who dare to traverse it.

Sonically, the two songs combine into one cohesive, immersive thirty-minute experience. There is a natural ebb and flow which carries you through an explorative journey. BLOODMOON erupt full force, gradually refining that vigor into focused precision. The heaviness of this composition mirrors the sheer weight of being constrained to flesh suits perfectly, and the strength emancipation requires. TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY began ominously, slowly gaining intensity, building majestically into epic proportions.

Preorders for the CD and tape are available HERE. For vinyl preorders visit THIS LOCATION. Catch both bands live on three upcoming live rituals with future performances to be announced soon.

TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY + BLOODMOON:

10/05/2017 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA w/ Atriarch

10/06/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Hell, Swamp Witch

10/07/2017 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Body Void

TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY/BLOODMOON Split Track Listing:

  1. BLOODMOON – Nothing Is Special, Nobody Cares
  2. TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY – Abysswalker

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PRIMITIVE MAN: Decibel Magazine Shares “Commerce” Video; North American Tour Dates With Bell Witch Confirmed


“Vocalist/guitarist Ethan McCarthy’s instantly recognizable vocals cut through a wall of feedback, noise and down-tuned guitars as the accompanying video decays and corrodes with ‘Commerce.'” — Decibel

Denver nihilists PRIMITIVE MAN have shared the official video for “Commerce” off their impending second full-length album, Caustic.

Watch the Frank Huang/Maximum Volume Silence-directed visualizer alongside an in-depth interview via Decibel Magazine HERE.

And in case you missed it, listen to Caustic’s previously released, opening track “My Will”HERE

Caustic is set for release on October 6th on CD, 2xLP, cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available via Relapse.com HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

Caustic marks PRIMITIVE MAN‘s second full-length offering of soul-crushing, blackened doom and noise-ridden claustrophobia. Recorded and produced at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cobalt, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation et al), Caustic is twelve songs and over seventy-five minutes of bloodcurdling howls, abysmal tones, and dense, unsettling feedback spewing forth a cesspool of utter misery. With lyrical themes ranging from political corruption, personal struggle, and the crumbling social climate facing the world today, Caustic serves as a cataclysmic soundtrack for a world gone awry.

In related news, PRIMITIVE MAN has announced a co headlining North American tour this Fall with Bell Witch. The tour commences October 25th in Denver, Colorado and ends November 17th in Fort Worth, Texas. A full list of confirmed dates is available below.

PRIMITIVE MAN w/ Bell Witch:

10/25/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO

10/26/2017 O’Leaver’s – Omaha, NE

10/27/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL

10/28/2017 Rock Island Brewery – Rock Island, IL

10/29/2017 The New Dodge – Hamtramck, MI

10/30/2017 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH

11/01/2017 Coalition – Toronto, ON

11/02/2017 Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC

11/03/2017 Geno’s – Portland, ME

11/04/2017 Cop Frat – Oneonta, NY

11/05/2017 ONCE – Boston, MA

11/06/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

11/07/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

11/08/2017 The Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ

11/09/2017 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD

11/10/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

11/11/2017 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA

11/12/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN

11/13/2017 Whitewater – Little Rock, AR

11/14/2017 Growlers – Memphis, TN

11/15/2015 Santos – New Orleans, LA

11/16/2017 Lost Well – Austin, TX

11/17/2017 Ridgelea Lounge – Forth Worth, TX

PRIMITIVE MAN‘s music matches its name: a savage, sparse mix of death metal, blackened noise, and doom. The three-piece was formed in February of 2012 by Ethan Lee McCarthy and Jonathan Campos (all current and former members of Vermin Womb, Withered, Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire, Death Of Self, and Reproacher).

In October of 2012, the band recorded their debut LP Scorn at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cobalt, Catheter, Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire). Scorn was released as a collaboration between Throatruiner and Mordgrimm Records. The band followed up with a self-released three-song EP in February titled P/M. The unique metal hybridization of Scorn caught the attention of Relapse, who liked the record enough to sign the band and reissue the full-length in the summer 2013. Dubbed a, “totally malignant sounding record and one that will consume you whole if you’re not careful,” by Cvlt Nation and crowned the, “best worst thing that has ever happened to you,” in an 8/10 review from Metal Hammer, Scorn found PRIMITIVE MAN celebrating a slow-roasted apocalypse through seven suffocating hymns of hatred, disease, and sonic deviance. The record put the band on the proverbial map for many listeners, and enabled PRIMITIVE MAN to embark on a relentless touring schedule that would soon see the band playing live shows across the US, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia in the company of such acts as Hexis, Reproacher, Fister, Celeste, Opium Lord, and Mammoth Grinder. PRIMITIVE MAN also played Denver Black Sky in 2013 alongside Relapse brethren Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Skinless, Iron Reagan, Call Of The Void, and Weekend Nachos.

All of guitarist/vocalist Ethan McCarthy’s projects have been prolific, and PRIMITIVE MAN is no exception – the band released four splits between 2013 and 2015, and dropped another bombshell of nihility in 2015 with its Relapse EP Home Is Where The Hatred Is. The EP was well-received by publications including Metal Injection, MetalSucks, Revolver, and Exclaim!, the latter of which stated, “unapologetically bleak and permeated by loathing and hostility, Home Is Where The Hatred Is will either leave you wanting more or contemplating teetering off a ledge.”

Despite their primeval, bludgeoning approach, PRIMITIVE MAN wouldn’t exist without their savage awareness of modern humanity: simultaneously old and new, atavistic and groundbreaking, PRIMITIVE MAN stands to redefine current conceptions of hope, faith, and metal music. Years of writing on tour and the addition of drummer Joe Linden sparked a black flame in PRIMITIVE MAN molding the band’s second full-length offering, Caustic set for release this fall via Relapse Records.

PRIMITIVE MAN:

Ethan Lee McCarthy – guitars, vocals

Jonathan Campos – bass

Joe Linden – drums

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ACEPHALIX Premieres “Excremental Offerings” Through No Clean Singing Exclusive; Decreation LP Nears 20 Buck Spin Release

No Clean Singing is exposing the population to the gnarled new ACEPHALIX track, “Excremental Offerings,” off the band’s Decreation LP, which is being unleashed through 20 Buck Spin later this month.

“‘Excremental Offerings’ is about our ambivalent relationship to the shit we carry around inside of us and how we’d rather rot internally before we show other people the shittiest – or the most true, the most real – manifestations of who we are, “offers ACEPHALIX. “There’s a terror of emptiness motivating our spiritual constipation, and the excremental offering is the moment when we surrender to this terror at our core. While this is my best explanation of the lyrics, it’s really just another death metal song about death.”

ACEPHALIX‘ “Excremental Offerings” is now streaming at No Clean Singing, who declares in part of its degrading cruelty, “This brutish mid-paced song’s massive, chugging, central riff is just pure gold… And when the song kicks into rampaging gear, it becomes high-octane mosh fuel – not one whit less infectious than what came before, but more electrifying.” It continues, “What’s not surprising is Dan Butler’s one-of-a-kind roar, the cavernous sound of a heartless monster on the loose, which never fails to put the terror of death as a looming, lurching, hungry presence in the band’s music, almost regardless of what else is going on around it.”

Submit to ACEPHALIX’ “Excremental Offerings” RIGHT HERE.

ACEPHALIXDecreation was recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Vastum, Necrot, Ghoul), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Black Breath), and completed with artwork by Adam Burke (Occultation, Loss, Gatecreeper, Artificial Brain). With each release, the ACEPHALIX horde grows more intense, vicious and bestial. Decreation is the culmination of five years of dormancy, letting loose upon the Earth the calamitous consequence of pent-up wrath. Fans of Vastum, Master, Necrot, Entombed, Discharge, and the Cro-Mags take note.

20 Buck Spin will release Decreation on CD, and digital formats September 22nd; the vinyl will follow in mid-October. Find preorders for merch HERE and stream “God Is Laughing” and “Suffer (Life In Fragments” alongside digital pre orders HERE.

The rotten corpse of death metal horde ACEPHALIX, the Bay Area’s beast of barbarism, has been re-animated. Abnormally deceased since the band’s Southern Lord-released five years ago,Deathless Master, the crushing return of Decreation leaves no bone unbroken and no skull intact. Foul American death metal maggotry eating back to life coagulated remains of hardcore’s guts. Opener “Upon This Altar” rages with d-beat ferocity morphing into a slithering puzzle of pierced flesh. Primitive savagery pervades on “Suffer (Life In Fragments)” through to the cro-magnon battering of “Excremental Offerings.” All the while an obscure weirdness that characterized the idiosyncratic deformities of certain Cannibal Corpse, Nocturnus, and Death moments arises out of the ACEPHALIX tomb.

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USNEA: Portals Into Futility Dropped 8/8/17

“Musically speaking, Portals Into Futility builds upon the progress they made with its predecessor, Random Cosmic Violence. ‘Funeral doom’ has always been an ill-fitting mantle for the four… because, while their tuning is low and tempo is slow, they’ve never shied away from progression. Rather than floating motionless in amber, USNEA reaches out and absorbs outside energies, which then combust into psychedelic spirals, tormented shrieks, shining acoustic passages, hollow-voiced choruses, and flashy drumming.” — Noisey

Portland doom quartet USNEA has shared a full stream of their third full-length album Portals Into Futility the day before its official release.

Stream the entire album via Vice’s music outlet Noisey RIGHT HERE.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Justin Cory, “Portals Into Futility was a journey for us to write, and hopefully a journey that also presents itself to the listener. The record is a catharsis of a great deal of anxiety, pain and suffering, seeking to be both an escape from those realities and a meditation on them. From the anguish and barbarity of the torturer in ‘Eidolons And The Increate’ throughout to the cold and barren desert planet atmosphere of ‘A Crown Of Desolation,’ we hope the listener finds the peaks and valleys of our compositions to be a satisfying emotional reprieve from the sobering peaks and valleys of our own dark reality.”

Watch USNEA’s previously released videos for “Pyrrhic Victory” and “Eidolons And The Increate” via YouTube HERE.

Portals Into Futility is due out September 8th on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical pre orders and exclusive bundles are currently available via Relapse.com at THIS LOCATION and digital pre orders are available via Bandcamp HERE.

Inspired by dystopian science-fiction and the painful intersection of today’s crushing reality, Portals Into Futility offers five songs and fifty-six minutes of expertly crafted and elegantly depressive doom/sludge. With an evolved sound of strength and dynamism, USNEA delves more into the worlds of dissonant death metal, varied vocal structures, and cinematic composition, all while maintaining the monumental heaviness, brutality, discord, anger, and mournful melodicism of their previous work. Across dark and brooding peaks and valleys, USNEA reminds us that no matter how many doors are opened to the human species, our self-aggrandizement and hubris all lead to futility.

USNEA will tour throughout Europe this fall as direct support for Ufomammut. The tour – which commences on September 30th in Paris, France and concludes October 22nd in Munich, Germany – includes appearances at multiple festivals including Up In Smoke, Soulcrusher Festival, and Keep It Doom.

USNEA w/ Ufomammut:

9/30/2017 La Boule Noire – Paris, FR

10/01/2017 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR

10/03/2017 Borderline – London, UK

10/04/2017 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE

10/05/2017 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE

10/06/2017 Up In Smoke Festival – Pratteln, CH

10/07/2017 Doornroosje @ Soulcrusher Festival – Nijmegen, NL

10/08/2017 Forum – Bielefeld, DE

10/10/2017 Blitz – Oslo, NO

10/11/2017 Klub Undergangen – Stockholm, SE

10/13/2017 Korjaamo @ Blowup Vol. 3 Festival – Helsinki, FI

10/14/2017 Olympia-Kortelli – Tampere, FI

10/16/2017 KB 18 – Copenhagen, DK

10/17/2017 Lido – Berlin, DE

10/18/2017 Markthalle – Hamburg, DE

10/19/2017 Werk 2 – Leipzig, DE

10/20/2017 Firley – Wroclaw, PL

10/21/2017 007 – Prague, CZ

10/22/2017 Keep It Doom Festival – Munich, DE

USNEA was spawned in late 2011 from the cerebral minds of guitarist/vocalist Justin Cory, guitarist Johnny Lovingood, drummer Zeke Rogers, and bassist/vocalist Joel Williams. The quartet has proven to be a seismic level force of destructive creativity with a massive yet meditative sound, masterfully crafted songwriting, and a clear yet non-derivative influence from doom legends such as Disembowelment, My Dying Bride, Neurosis, and YOB.

USNEA released their self-titled debut album in February 2013 on Rogers’ own label Orca Wolf Records. Following a 7″ EP split with Ruins, USNEA signed to Relapse Records and released Random Cosmic Violence in November 2014. Random Cosmic Violence‘s immense presence instantly elevated USNEA to the forefront of the blossoming American doom scene. Stereogum referred to Random Cosmic Violence as having a “Floydian vastness that both balances and amplifies the overwhelming, crushing heaviness. Like the night sky itself, it’s full of terror and awe and ice and fire. It is a massive, monumental thing.” USNEA spent the next couple years touring in support of the record alongside veteran acts such as Ufomammut and Inverloch plus appearances at notable festivals including Maryland Deathfest, Roadburn Festival, and Modified Ghost Festival.

Now in 2017, USNEA returns with their third full-length album, Portals Into Futility. An array of sci-fi novels that are becoming more and more of a reality in these volatile times informed the band’s writing throughout the album, including Shadow Of The Torturer by Gene Wolfe, Lathe Of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin, Valis by Philip K. Dick, Valis by Philip K Dick, Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan, and Dune by Frank Herbert. Portals Into Futility was recorded with Fester and assistant Andrew Grosse at Caravan Recordings and Haywire Studios in Portland, Oregon and mastered by Adam Gonsalvez at Telegraph Audio.

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ENTHEOS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DARK FUTURE DROPS 10/10 ON SPINEFARM RECORDS

BAND PREMIERES NEW SONG “THE WORLD WITHOUT US” VIA METAL INJECTION

TOURING WITH WHITECHAPEL + MORE THIS FALL

Technical metal supergroup Entheos, comprised of world-class musicians that have cut their teeth in acts such as Animals as Leaders and The Faceless, have revealed all the details of their Spinefarm debut, Dark Future, out November 10. The track listing and cover art are posted below.

The band has also premiered the new song “The World Without Us” via Metal Injection. Listen here.

“We are extremely thrilled to release ‘The World Without Us’ as our first single from our new album Dark Future. We all feel like we’ve taken steps to cover new ground with this album and ‘The World Without Us’ exemplifies that in a standalone track. Enjoy,” said the band.

Entheos will spend the fall on tour with Whitechapel, Carnifex, Rings of Saturn, and So This Is Suffering in support of Dark Future. All Entheos tour dates are below.

DARK FUTURE TRACK LISTING:
“Black Static (I)”
“White Noise (II)”
“Melancholia”
“Pulse of a New Era”
“Sea of Symmetry”
“Inverted Earth (I)”
“Sunshift (II)”
“Suspended Animation”
“The World Without Us”
“Resonance”

ENTHEOS ON TOUR:
With Whitechapel, Carnifex, Rings of Saturn, + So This Is Suffering:
11/10: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/11: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
11/12: Miami, FL @ The Ground
11/14: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
11/15: Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka?s
11/16: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
11/17: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
11/18: Reading, PA @ Reverb
11/19: Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
11/21: Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
11/22: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
11/23: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/24: Kent, OH @ Outpost Concert Club
11/25: Dayton, OH @ OddBody?s
11/26: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
11/28: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
11/29: Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theater
11/30: Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
12/1: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
12/2: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
12/3: Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
12/5: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theatre
12/6: Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
12/8: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
12/9: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
12/10: Lubbock, TX @ Jake?s
12/11: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
12/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
12/13: Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
12/14: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
12/15: Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
12/16: Knoxville, TN @ The Intersection

TOOTHGRINDER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM PHANTOM AMOUR OUT 10/10

BAND PREMIERES NEW SONG “THE SHADOW” VIA METALSUCKS

TOURING WITH BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME THIS FALL

Toothgrinder have announced their new album Phantom Amour, out November 10 via Spinefarm Records. It follows Nocturnal Masquerade, the band’s 2015 debut which set the stage for Toothgrinder and allowed them to join New Jersey’s long and elite lineage of game-changing metal acts.

The band has partnered with MetalSucks to premiere the new song “The Shadow.” This is the very first taste of new music from Phantom Amour. Listen here.

“The endless war with one’s own subconscious is something that all of us can relate to,” said singer Justin Matthews. “The ebb and flow of life can either drive us in a positive direction or drag us straight to hell. ‘The Shadow’ expresses this concept from my perspective. The tune is meant to be a bit haunting and mysterious, as well as the perfect way to bridge the gap between the old and new Toothgrinder sound. We hope you all enjoy!”

The band is touring with Between the Buried and Me and more this fall. All Toothgrinder tour dates are posted below.

PHANTOM AMOUR TRACK LISTING:
“HVY”
“The Shadow”
“Let It Ride”
“Phantom Amour”
“Red”
“Adenium”
“Jubilee”
“Paris”
” Pietà”
“Snow”
“Vagabond”
“Futile”
“Facing East From a Western Shore”

TOOTHGRINDER ON TOUR:
With Between The Buried And Me, Polyphia and The Contortionist:
9/21: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
9/22: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
9/23: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
9/24: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
9/26: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls
9/27: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
9/28: Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
9/29: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
9/30: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/1: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/2: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
10/3: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
10/4: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/6: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
10/7: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
10/8: Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
10/9: San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/10: Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
10/12: Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/13: Houston, TX @ Warehouse
10/14: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/15: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
10/17: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
10/18: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
10/19: Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
10/20: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/21: Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
10/22: Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre

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