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Virginia/North Carolina-based instrumental metal ministers LOINCLOTH have issued an official video for “Bestial Infernal,”

the track hailing from the outfit’s final LP Psalm Of The Morbid Whore, which was issued last week through Southern Lord.

Packing nine new passages into a half-hour assault, Psalm Of The Morbid Whore’s white-knuckled twists wrench in one’s gut like a rusted blade. As with their 2012-released Southern Lord debut LP, Iron Balls Of Steel, LOINCLOTH returned to Pershing Hill Sound in Raleigh, North Carolina to record with Greg Elkins, while mastering was handled by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Corrosion Of Conformity, Sunn O))), Obituary) at Audiosiege. Join LOINCLOTH in their final hour of worship.

Worship with LOINCLOTH through “Bestial Infernal” at THIS LOCATION.

Psalm Of The Morbid Whore is streaming in its entirety via Youtube HERE, Bandcamp HERE, and Soundcloud HERE.

Psalm Of The Morbid Whore is out now on Southern Lord; find the vinyl and merch bundles at the Southern Lord webshop HERE, and downloads via Bandcamp HERE.

LOINCLOTH is a culmination of years of worshiping at the altar of the riff. Psalm Of The Morbid Whore arrives with the promise of absolute pummel! Guitarist Tannon Penland and drummer Steve Shelton (Confessor) return with their twisted brand of instrumental metal on the forthcoming Psalm Of The Morbid Whore, this time around also enlisting the infernal hands of Tomas Phillips on bass, who collaborated with Penland in experimental outfit Gauchiste for their self-titled 2012’s release through Little Black Cloud Records. Penland, Shelton, and Phillips were joined by guitarist Craig Hilton who contributed to composition and live sonic assaults on tour with Sunn O))) and more.

Alternative Press published an interview with LOINCLOTH alongside an advance premiere of the single “Ibex (To Burn In Hell Is To Refine),” issuing in part, “The track is unusual for LOINCLOTH because not only is it of epic length (just short of eight minutes on an album where the bulk of tracks never get past three), but it also finds the band experimenting with atmospheric vistas along with their pneumatic tightness.” Within another intense interrogation of the band Noisey describes LOINCLOTH as, “the Southern Lord-backed instrumental quartet who specializes in impenetrably dense acrobatics marked by sinew, economy, and hypercomplex time signatures that consistently avoid baroque frills and cartoonish machismo.”

Subterranean states, “Keelhaul, Meshuggah and the like are obvious reference points, but LOINCLOTH possess a sound all their own… The band’s sound on this record is a lot less frantic and opts for a more suffocating, rhythmically-jarring approach that locks listeners into a corner and strategically batters them with each and every note. It’s not quite as spastic, but it’s a great deal heavier.” Invisible Oranges offers, “Confessor was great because it sounded like doom metal falling down a flight of stairs, but performed in a calculated manner. LOINCLOTH takes that and ups the speed.”

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SUTEKH HEXEN / HISSING TWO-SONG SPLIT LP (THE FLENSER) STREAMING NOW

See these bands on tour together this month? Hissing and Sutekh Hexen are two of the murkiest, most cacophonous groups operating in the margins of the contemporary metal underground. Now, these hellish projects have come together to release a split LP on The Flenser.

Out Fri October 6th on digital and vinyl formats, this split is streaming in its entirety today on Noisey who said it ?will give you nightmares.? Listen here.

Since 2008 Sutekh Hexen have turned the paradigm of black metal completely on its ear. The group can be described as a dense tapestry of black noise, or a wall of intricate tones deconstructing itself brick by brick. Their rich, unparalleled compositions cultivate further interest with each listen.

Founded in 2014 out of a mutual interest in exploring deranged and punishing sounds, Seattle?s Hissing is often described as ?blackened sludge.? This descriptor does little justice describing the harsh, dissonant soundscapes created by this trio. To date they have released two EPs through Disorder Recordings and Southern Lord, and have a full-length forthcoming.

See Sutekh Hexen and Hissing on tour throughout October:

October 8 – Bellingham WA @ Shakedown*

October 11 – Portland OR @ Tonic Lounge*

October 15 – Oakland CA @ Golden Bull

October 16 – Sacramento CA @ Press Club

October 17 – Los Angeles CA @ Five Star Bar

October 18 – Los Angeles CA @ Handbag Factory

October 19 – Tijuana MX @ Mous Tache Bar*

October 20 – Tempe AZ @ Yucca Taproom

October 21 – Santa Fe NM @ Second Street Brewery

October 22 – Colorado Springs CO @ Flux Capacitor*

October 23 – Denver CO @ Hi Dive*

October 25 – Boise ID @ The Shredder*

 

NECROT Kicked Off Tour w/The Black Dahlia Murder

“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

NECROT will kick off their anticipated live takeover supporting The Black Dahlia Murder on the Nightbringers North American Tour tonight! Set to commence October 5th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the band’s latest trek will march its way through nearly three dozen cities and draw to a close on November 12th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additional support will be provided by Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Wormwitch, and Exhumed on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.

NECROT w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Exhumed, Decrepit Birth, Wormwitch:

 

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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NECROT continues to tour 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.

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.

“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

“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

“…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

“….there’s not a bad track anywhere on this record… If you’re a death metal fan, this one is basically essential listening.” — Indy Metal Vault

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

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MANGOO: Finnish Fuzz Rockers To Release The Heat Full-Length Via Small Stone This December; New Track Streaming

You think you’re ready for The Heat, but you’re not. Catchy hooks and sweet vocal harmonies are nothing new for Finnish rockers MANGOO. On the Turku-based outfit’s third full-length, they come backed by a wall of thick, fuzz-fueled guitars and hard-hitting drums with an added sprinkling of analog synth sounds. Combined they result in a sound truly the band’s own – someplace between grunge, classic heavy rock, and a progressive psychedelic spaciousness that refuses any and all boundaries of style between rock and metal and beyond.

MANGOO — pronounced “man go” — have been busting out the fuzz since 2005 when they released their untitled debut EP. Countless beers, shows, and drummers later in 2009 the first full-length, Neolithic, was released on 7:45 Records. With a firm lineup of guitarist/vocalist Pickles, guitarist Mattarn, bassist Igor, drummer Teemu, and keyboardist/noisemaker Nicke, they engage new expanses as they follow-up their 2012 Small Stone debut, Neverland, with the eleven songs of The Heat.

Mega-choruses like “Get Away” and “Grey Belly” provide landmarks while MANGOO bringspsychedelic heft to “Beyond The Sky” and the title-track, which, at seven minutes, seems to draw together everything the album that shares its name has to offer – except perhaps in the closing cover of Eddie Murphy’s 1985 single “Party All The Time.” Not that they needed to remind listeners to stay on their toes because you never know what’s coming when MANGOO emerges from the studio, but suffice it to say the track remains an earworm for the ages.

All told, MANGOO’s The Heat is fifty-three minutes of masterful heavy rock and roll of inimitable personality and unmistakable songcraft. It is a welcome return after half a decade from a band who have obviously not been wasting their time in terms of growth and forward progression, and a surefire highlight for any underground heads lucky enough to take it on.

Heat will see release via Small Stone on December 8th, 2017. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION where you can also sample opening track, “Relief.”

Heat Track Listing:

  1. Relief
  2. Get Away
  3. Beyond the Sky
  4. Monolith
  5. One Day
  6. Deification
  7. Tiembla
  8. Stumbling Man
  9. The Heat
  10. Grey Belly
  11. Party All the Time

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Chicago-based post-instrumental group ZAIUS have just released their brand new LP, Of Adoration

Chicago-based post-instrumental group ZAIUS have just released their brand new LP, Of Adoration, via Prosthetic Records. Make sure to watch ZAIUS? entrancing new music video for their dynamic standout track, ?Seirenes?, here: https://youtu.be/cN-crxJKT_8

Of Adoration was tracked at the start of 2017 with Jeff Edwards before being sent off to be mixed and mastered by Chris Common (Pelican, Mouth of the Architect, Minus the Bear). The record features eight tracks that peaks and valleys its way through over 40 minutes of music. Pre-orders are available here: www.smarturl.it/ZAIUS

 

 

Of Adoration track listing:

  1. Phaneron
  2. Echelon
  3. Reformer
  4. Sheepdog
  5. Magnolia
  6. Seirenes
  7. Anicca
  8. Colin

Formed in 2010, ZAIUS explores a lighter, more melodic side of the members’ musical tastes without abandoning the metal tendencies that come natural to them. ZAIUS first arrive on the scene withAll Your Friends Are Dead, the band?s 2011 debut EP, which showcased a fine mix of dense and morose guitar playing. 2013?s Divided By Tides EP came next and pushed things further, adding in soaring melodies. The album was met with glistening reviews, with MetalSucks proclaiming, ?the world needs more instru-metal bands like ZAIUS, who steer completely clear of djent while still managing to bring the groove (via Maserati), atmospherics (via Constants, If These Trees Could Talk, etc) and the heavy (via Scale the Summit). Bomb.?

Illustrations for the album were created by Marald Van Haasteren (Baroness, Kylesa) whose style is as colorful and alive as these tracks were meant to be.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

10/20 Madison, WI @ The Frequency

10/21 Lombard, IL @ Brauerhouse

10/22 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar (w/ Outrun the Sun)

11/03 Chicago, IL @ The Burlington (w/ Huntsmen)

ZAIUS is:

Jeremy Bellen – Bass

Dann Dolce – Guitar

Mike Imbordino – Drums

Ian McConnell – Guitar

ZAIUS online:

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ISENORDAL: Dark Funeral Doom/Neofolk Collective Issues Limited-Edition, All-Acoustic Two-Song Lughnasadh MMXVIICassette; Stream It Now

Dark funeral doom/neofolk collective ISENORDAL recently issued a limited-edition demo entitled Lughnasadh MMXVII. Consisting of two consuming tracks, Lughnasadh MMXVII is a lamenting, all-acoustic offering that finds the band at their most poignant.

“ISENORDAL’s acoustic music explores sonic and emotional terrain similarly intense to that of the metal ensemble, but re-examined through a different lens,” issues the band of their latest offering. “Here we find the tradition and instrumentation of folk combined with the darkness of black and doom metal, structured and performed with the precision of chamber music. ISENORDAL will continue to write, play, and tour their more familiar metal music, but is excited to have the chance to begin to do the same with their folk music as well. To release both metal and folk recordings allows the band to further explore the raw, vulnerable territory in which we are interested.”

Lughnasadh MMXVII, named for the Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest, is a sample of the music that this stripped-down, acoustic version of the band debuted earlier this year at Thirst For Light IV in southern Washington. ISENORDAL will be releasing a full length acoustic offering soon, and sharing much more music — both folk and metal — in the future.

In the meantime, lose yourself in the mournful sounds of Lughnasadh MMXVIIat the official ISENORDAL Bandcamp page HERE where a handful of physical copies are still available for purchase.

ISENORDAL – which features members of Endorphins Lost, Wilt, and Thunder Grey Pilgrim – was birthed in the year 2013 in the Cascadian region of the United States. The band’s first demo release Imbolc MMXIV [Rust And Machine Records] encapsulated a sorrowful fusion of baroque and atmospheric black metal influences, and landed the band a west coast tour with Dallas’ Dead To A Dying World and fellow Pacific Northwest black metallers Addaura. The band released their Shores Of Mourning debut earlier this year. Produced in 2016 as a testament to grief and an exploration of purgatory, in a time where the group itself was going through arduous lineup changes, Shores Of Mourning is a monument to ISENORDAL’s camaraderie with members past and present, and an exploration of the changing of the tides towards and away from those we hold dear. It is a study in loss, and a cry for a long-absent sunrise over a sorrowful and chaotic plane. Mixing Cascadian black metal influences with funeral doom, Viking metal, and neofolk, Shores Of Mourning should appeal to fans of Wolves In The Throne Room, Subrosa, and Blood Fire Death-era Bathory. Said Metal Injection, “Shores Of Mourning is exactly the kind of artsy and powerful black metal that would make their musical ancestors proud… great melodies, lush orchestrations, and songs that aren’t just long to be long…” Indy Metal Vault concurred hailing, “an absolute monster of a record – it’s complex, it’s nuanced, and it deftly balances the aggressiveness of black metal with more pastoral acoustic passages. It’s also one of those rare albums that’s both immediately engaging and reveals itself slowly over the course of multiple listens…From first note to last, this record is fucking breathtaking in terms of its scope, its ambition, and its execution.”

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SIGNS OF THE SWARM: Decibel Premieres “Final Phase” Featuring Dickie Allen (Abiotic, Infant Annihilator); The Disfigurement Of Existence Preorders Available + Tour Underway

Pittsburgh death legion SIGNS OF THE SWARM will release their The Disfigurement Of Existencefull-length next month via Unique Leader. In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is offering up “Final Phase” for public devourement.

Driven by, “super-low gutturals, huge-sounding riffs, and a spine-crushing rhythm section,” the blistering track features Dickie Allen (Abiotic, Infant Annihilator) and can be heard at THIS LOCATION.

Preorder bundles are available at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, point your browser HERE where you can sample album opener “Cesspool of Ignorance.”

The Disfigurement Of Existence‘s ten tracks were mixed and mastered by Phil Pluskota (Abiotic, King Conquer) of Sonic Assult Studios in Cape Corral, Florida and comes swathed in the cover renderings of Par Olaffson (Aborted, Abysmal Dawn, Revocation, Immolation et al).

Offers SIGNS OF THE SWARM vocalist CJ McCreery of the impending release, “Our first album Senseless Order was mainly to get the point across that we know how to bring the heavy. A lot of the songs were fairly slow and nothing really stood out as far as appealing to anyone more than the standard ‘deathcore’ fan base. For The Disfigurement of Existence , we all dove into our own craft and stepped our game up  one-hundred-percent individually to really bring this album together and be more than just a standard ‘deathcore’ band. We got our new guitarist (Jacob Toy) and drummer (Jimmy Pino) right when we started the writing process for TDOI and immediately realized that all of our minds working together could make an absolutely insane album, and I feel like we accomplished that goal. The guitar riffs are way more intricate, Jimmy’s drumming is fucking batshit crazy, and I made sure to really step it up vocally and lyrically. An unbelievable amount of work, sweat, and tears (and probably blood at some point too) went into this album and we are so excited to finally release it to everyone and show what we are now capable of. We cannot wait to see what the near future holds and are extremely excited to tour new places and meet new fans. The amount of support we got in the last year is so incredibly heartwarming and all of us are blessed beyond words to have such awesome fans and be where we are right now in our careers. A huge thanks to Unique Leader Records for believing in us and having us join the team to make this album possible. We’re just getting started.”

SIGNS OF THE SWARM are in the midst of the Super Slam Bros. North American tour with Face Your Maker, Falsifier, and Hive. See remaining dates below.

SIGNS OF THE SWARM w/ Face Your Maker, Falsifier, Hive [remaining dates]:
10/08/2017 Photo City – Rochester, NY
10/10/2017 The Ritz – Detroit, MI
10/11/2017 Penny Road Pub – Elgin, IL
10/12/2017 Shorty’s Hall – Milwaukee, WI
10/14/2017 Trailside Saloon – Denver, CO

SIGNS OF THE SWARM is a five-piece death metal horde hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With the release of their debut album Senseless Order last year, they began gaining national attention. Said Sputnik Music of the offering, “The mood and ambience are consistent and the breakdowns and build up to them are flawless. Vocals are absolutely incredible.” Combining various styles such as death metal, slam, and hardcore, each song SIGNS OF THE SWARM conjures is sure to maim and crush. With their catchy riffs, raunchy breakdowns, maniacal vocals, and off-the-rails, unapologetically heavy brand of sonic deviance, SIGNS OF THE SWARM is quickly causing a stir within the underground.

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LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES + ALTERNATIVE PRESS PREMIERE “NOWHERE LEFT TO SINK” VIDEO — WATCH NEW ALBUM DARK DIVINE OUT 11/3 ON RISE RECORDS TOURING THIS FALL

Like Moths to Flames and Alternative Press have teamed up to premiere the video for the new song “Nowhere Left to Sink.” Watch it here.

The band will release its new album Dark Divine on November 3 through longtime label Rise Records. The album was produced by Erik Ron at Grey Area Studios and mixed by Caleb Shomo (Beartooth).

Dark Divine is available for pre-order here. The track listing is below.

Like Moths to Flames will tour this fall with Fit for a King and In Hearts Wake. All dates are below, as well.

DARK DIVINE TRACK LISTING:

“New Plagues”

“Nowhere Left to Sink”

“Shallow Truths for Shallow Minds”

“Dark Divine”

“Empty the Same”

“From The Dust Returned”

“Even God Has a Hell”

“Mischief Managed”

“Instinctive Intuition”

“The Skeletons I Keep”

“False Idol”


LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES ON TOUR:

11/9 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

11/10 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall

11/11 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

11/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II

11/14 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon

11/15 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter

11/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

11/17 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck

11/18 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe

11/19 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/20 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

11/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

11/22 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy

11/24 – Freehold, NJ @ GameChangerWorld

11/25 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club

11/26 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete?s

11/27 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

11/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

11/29 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

12/1 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

12/2 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

12/4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe Grotto?s

12/5 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA

12/6 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

12/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

12/8 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver

12/9 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

12/10 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

12/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

12/13 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

12/15 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

12/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

 

LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES ARE:

Chris Roetter ?Vocals

Jeremy Smith ? Guitars

Zach Pishney ? Guitars

Aaron Evans ? Bass

Greg Diamond ? Drums

BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER Debuts “Synonymph” At Invisible Oranges; Debut Nears Release Via Nefarious Industries

“Synonymph” is the lead track to the debut by New York City-Based exploratory/alternative metal outfit, BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER. With the Needle Driver record confirmed for release through Nefarious Industries in late October, Invisible Oranges has debuted the opening anthem.

Offers Seabrook with the new song’s debut, “‘Synonymph’ is a collision of harsh atmospherics, dense textural and technical expression of our reality…”

Invisible Oranges writes, “‘The song opens with an increasingly uncomfortable tickle attack, each instrument nimbly landing where you least expect it and at alarming speeds. The further it eases off the ears rhythmically, the more it piles on the discomfort with ‘twist the knife’ harmony. During the piece’s string heavy bridge, as close as it gets to subdued, the instruments grind against each other, revealing in the ugliest bends of harmony that they can find to hang on. That same disharmonious snarl gets carried over to the song’s climax where the band returns to the dizzying speed of ‘Synonymph”s introduction. It’s a similar kind of “musicianship as a cudgel” approach that bands like Helmet, Unsane, Behold The Arctopus, and countless others have used to punish New York audiences for decades. Seabrook, Miller, and Deblase carry on that legacy with devilish competence.”

Stream Needle Driver’s “Synonymph” at Invisible Oranges HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release the five-song Needle Driver debut on October 27th, both digitally and in a special run of CDs limited to 100 copies, featuring a hand-stamped, hand-numbered 4-panel sleeve packaged inside a custom clear plastic stationary box. Find preorders at the Nefarious store HERE and via Bandcamp HERE.

Needle Driver Track Listing:

  1. Synonymph
  2. Ocular Rabies
  3. Entropic Vacuum Party
  4. Ventwhorerisin’
  5. Opticidal Flavorist

The Needle Driver EP bears the debut recordings by the newest project of New York-based avant-jazz guitarist Brandon Seabrook, also of Die Trommel Fatale, Seabrook Power Plant, and many others. He’s been named “NYC’s Best Guitarist” by the Village Voice, his work has been profiled by NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Fret Board Journal, and more. Formed in 2012 for a set at the Alternative Guitar Festival in NYC, BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER also features drum leviathan Allison Miller (Ani Defranco), and electric bass virtuoso Johnny Deblase (Zevious, Sabbath Assembly).

The material on the Needle Driver EP was written by creator Brandon Seabrook and sharpened over a two-year period of ceaseless rehearsing and steadfast guerrilla tactics. Damaged skronk, asymmetric time signatures, fractured guitar blasts, and hulking bass are the hallmarks of this trio. Needle Driver was recorded, mixed and mastered by legendary engineer Martin Bisi (Swans, Sonic Youth) in the cavernous BC Studios. Incredibly diverse tones run deep through the record, with jaw-dropping musicianship bursting forth from each member, with unfathomably complex arrangements shining through gleaming, ethereal soundscapes, resulting in a unique, immersive, and impressive listening experience.

Watch for additional music from Needle Driver to be issued in the weeks ahead.

 

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Bands In Vans

ALL OUT WAR:

10/21/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ 100 Demons

12/16/2017The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

1/27/2018 Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON

1/28/2018 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

 

ALL PIGS MUST DIE:

10/19/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

10/20/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA

10/21/2017 AS220 – Providence, RI

 

ALLEGAEON w/ Ne Obliviscaris:

11/01/2017 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA

11/02/2017 Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA

11/03/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV

11/04/2017 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT

11/05/2017 Globe Hall – Denver, CO

11/07/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

11/08/2017 Dante’s – Portland, OR

11/09/2017 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

11/11/2017 Dickens – Calgary, AB

11/13/2017 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB

11/14/2017 Amsterdam – St. Paul, MN

11/16/2017 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

11/17/2017 Foundry – Cleveland, OH

11/18/2017 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON

11/19/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

11/20/2017 Sonia – Boston, MA

11/22/2017 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY

11/24/2017 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC

11/25/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11/26/2017 Haven – Orlando, FL

11/28/2017 Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA

11/29/2017 Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

11/30/2017 Acadia Live – Houston, TX

12/01/2017 Come & Take It Live – Austin, TX

12/03/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ

12/04/2017 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

 

AMENRA:

10/08/2017 Mammothfest – Brighton, UK

10/31/2017 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, BE * release show [SOLD OUT]

11/07/2017 Werk2 – Leipzig, DE

11/08/2017 Scene – Vienna, AU

12/01/2017 De Leest – Izegem, BE (acoustic)

 

ANAGNORISIS:

10/26/2017 New Dodge Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ Jesus Wept, Fell Ruin

10/27/2017 TBA

10/28/2017 Black Circle Brewing – Indianapolis, IN w/ Breeding Filth, Fleshbore, G I LL [info]

10/29/2017 Zanzabar – Louisville, KY w/ Stagecoach Inferno, Deapscufa [info]

 

ARTIFICIAL BRAIN:

 

10/10/2017 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA * ^

10/11/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA * ^

10/12/2017 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ * ^

10/13/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM

10/14/2017 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

10/15/2017 Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID

10/16/2017 Bossanova – Portland, OR

10/17/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

10/18/2017 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

10/20/2017 Starlite – Edmonton, AB

10/21/2017 Dickens – Calgary, AB

10/22/2017 The Exchange – Regina, SK

10/23/2017 Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB

10/24/2017 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

10/26/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

10/27/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL

10/28/2017 Madison Live – Covington, KY

10/29/2017 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI

10/31/2017 Opera House – Toronto, ON

11/01/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

11/02/2017 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY

11/03/2017 Once Ballroom – Boston, MA

11/04/2017 Voltage – Philadelphia, PA

11/05/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

11/06/2017 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

11/08/2017 Shaka’s – Virginia Beach, VA

11/09/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11/10/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL

11/11/2017 Orpheum – Tampa, FL

11/13/2017 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA

11/14/2017 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX

11/15/2017 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX

11/16/2017 89th St Collective – Oklahoma City, OK

11/17/2017 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

11/18/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX

11/19/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ

11/20/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV

* = no Full Of Hell

^ = with Thanatology

 

ATRIARCH:

 

10/08/2017 TBA – El Paso, TX

10/09/2017 Three Links – Dallas, TX w/ Pinkish Black

10/10/2017 Lost Well – Austin, TX

10/11/2017 TBA – Santa Fe/Albuquerque, NM

10/12/2017 Meadowlark – Denver, CO w/ Fotocrime

10/13/2017 TBA – Salt Lake City, UT

10/14/2017 Shredder – Boise, ID

 

BELL WITCH w/ Primitive Man:

10/25/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO

10/26/2017 O’Leavers – 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

 

BIG|BRAVE:

12/12/2017 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN w/ Unsane

12/13/2017 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI w/ Unsane

12/14/2017 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ Unsane

12/15/2017 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI w/ Unsane

12/16/2017 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON w/ Unsane

12/18/2017 Once – Boston, MA w/ Unsane

12/19/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Unsane

 

BIG MESS:

10/13/2017 128:A – Gothenburg, SE

10/14/2017 Blitz – Oslo, NO

11/02/2017 Kulturstationen – Vanloese, DK

 

BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS:

10/24/2017 San Francisco Bathhouse – Wellington, NZ w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan [info]

10/25/2017 Kings Arms Tavern – Auckland, NZ w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan [info]

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Power Trip, Gatecreeper:

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

11/28/2017 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

 

CASTLE – Endless Graveyard 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

 

CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Revocation, Full Of Hell, Artificial Brain:

10/10/2017 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA * ^

10/11/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA * ^

10/12/2017 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ * ^

10/13/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM

10/14/2017 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

10/15/2017 Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID

10/16/2017 Bossanova – Portland, OR

10/17/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

10/18/2017 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

10/20/2017 Starlite – Edmonton, AB

10/21/2017 Dickens – Calgary, AB

10/22/2017 The Exchange – Regina, SK

10/23/2017 Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB

10/24/2017 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

10/26/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

10/27/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL

10/28/2017 Madison Live – Covington, KY

10/29/2017 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI

10/31/2017 Opera House – Toronto, ON

11/01/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

11/02/2017 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY

11/03/2017 Once Ballroom – Boston, MA

11/04/2017 Voltage – Philadelphia, PA

11/05/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

11/06/2017 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

11/08/2017 Shaka’s – Virginia Beach, VA

11/09/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11/10/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL

11/11/2017 Orpheum – Tampa, FL

11/13/2017 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA

11/14/2017 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX

11/15/2017 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX

11/16/2017 89th St Collective – Oklahoma City, OK

11/17/2017 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

11/18/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX

11/19/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ

11/20/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV

* = no Full Of Hell

^ = with Thanatology

 

CHILD BITE w/ Superjoint, DevilDriver, King Parrot, Cane Hill:

 

10/08/2017 Vogue – Indianapolis, IN [tickets]

10/09/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL [tickets]

10/10/2017 Black Forge Coffee Shop – Pittsburgh, PA * CHILD BITE only

10/11/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY [tickets]

10/12/2017 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH [tickets]

10/13/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA [tickets]

10/14/2017 Rock ‘N’ Shock @ Palladium – Worcester, MA [tickets]

10/15/2017 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ [tickets]

10/17/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA [tickets]

10/18/2017 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL [tickets]

10/19/2017 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL [tickets]

10/20/2017 Plaza Live! – Orlando, FL [tickets]

w/ Unsane, Big|Brave:

12/12/2017 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN

12/13/2017 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI

12/14/2017 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH

12/15/2017 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI

12/16/2017 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON

12/17/2017 L’Astral – Montreal, QC [no Big|Brave]

12/18/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA

12/19/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

 

CLITERATI:

11/09/2017 BossaNova – Portland, OR w/ Dead Kennedys

 

COBALT w/ The Obsessed:

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

10/09/2017 Old Nicks – Eugene, 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

10/30/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO w/ Worry, Fathers * COBALT headlining

 

DARKEST HOUR w/ Warbringer, Exmortus:

12/01/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV

12/02/2017 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

12/03/2017 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

12/07/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA

12/08/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

12/09/2017 The Venue – Vancouver, BC

12/10/2017 Analog Theater – Portland, OR

12/12/2017 Strummers – Fresno, CA

12/14/2017 1720 – Los Angeles, CA

12/15/2017 Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA

 

DEAFKIDS:

 

10/20/2017 Associação Cultural Cecíia – Sao Paulo, BR

11/04/2017 Xaninho Festival – Belém, BR

11/05/2017 TBA – Fortaleza, BR

11/10/2017 TBA – Mossoró, BR

11/11/2017 Festival DoSol – Natal, BR

11/12/2017 Festival DoSol – Natal, BR

11/14/2017 Sinewave Side Show – Natal, BR

11/15/2017 TBA – Joao Pessoa, BR

11/16/2017 Texas Bar – Recife, BR

11/17/2017 TBA – Aracaju, BR

11/18/2017 TBA – Salvador, BR

12/08/2017 Clash Club – São Paulo, BR w/ Neurosis

 

DEMON EYE:

11/15/2017 The Garage – Winston Salem, NC w/ Lords Of Mace

11/16/2017 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Horehound

11/17/2017 Small’s – Detroit, MI

11/18/2017 Taps Live – Indianapolis, IN w/ Karma To Burn

12/01/2017 Snug Harbor – Charlotte, NC

 

DISCIPLINE:

10/13/2017 Duffy’s – Toronto, ON w/ Sonus Umbra, Discipline, Chromatica [info]

10/15/2017 L’Anti Bar & Spectacles – Quebec, QC w/ Sonus Umbra [info]

10/19/2017 The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI w/ Necromonkey

10/20-22/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL @ Progtoberfest III [info]

 

THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD Lawful Evil European Tour 2017:

11/24/2017 Effenaar – Eindhoven, NL

11/25/2017 T Beest – Goes, NL

11/26/2017 Bolwerk – Sneek, NL

11/30/2017 TBA – DE/CH

12/01/2017 Freakshow – Essen, DE

12/02/2017 Das Greif – Lünen. DE

12/03/2017 Stellwerk – Hamburg, DE

12/05/2017 TBA – NL/DE

12/06/2017 De Engel – Den Helder, NL

12/07/2017 Melkweg – Amsterdam. NL

12/08/2017 Noardewyn Live – Holland, NL *TV show performance

12/08/2017 Scum – Katwijk. NL

12/09/2017 De Meester – Almere, NL

12/10/2017 De Sluys – Munnekezijl, NL

 

EXHUMED w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch:

11/01/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA [tickets]

11/02/2017 HIFI Music Hall – Eugene, OR [tickets]

11/03/2017 Vinyl at Hard Rock – Lake Tahoe, NV [tickets]

11/04/2017 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA # [tickets]

11/05/2017 KnotFest – San Bernardino, CA **

11/06/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ [tickets]

# = No Suffocation

** no Necrot, Wormwitch

 

GATECREEPER w/ Cannibal Corpse, Power Trip:

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

11/28/2017 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

12/10/2017 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK *

12/11/2017 Sister – Albuquerque, NM *

* GATECREEPER only

 

GHOUL w/ GWAR, Doyle, US Bastards:

10/20/17 The National – Richmond, VA

10/21/17 The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

10/22/17 Opera House – Toronto, ON

10/23/17 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA

10/25/17 Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC

10/26/17 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD

10/27/17 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT

10/28/17 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

10/29/17 The Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA

10/31/17 Irving Plaza – New York, NY

11/01/17 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

11/02/17 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

11/03/17 Pop’s – Sauget, IL

11/04/17 Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Sioux City, IA

11/05/17 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS

w/ GWAR, He Is Legend, US Bastards:

11/07/17 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

11/08/17 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB

11/09/17 Saskatoon Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK

11/10/17 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB

11/11/17 The Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB

11/13/17 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

11/14/17 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

11/15/17 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA

11/17/17 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

11/18/17 Fremont Country Club – Las Vegas, NV

11/19/17 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

11/21/17 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

11/22/17 The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

11/23/17 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

11/24/17 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

11/25/17 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

11/26/17 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE

11/28/17 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

11/29/17 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX

11/30/17 House of Blues – Houston, TX

12/01/17 The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX

12/02/17 Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA

12/03/17 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

12/05/17 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

12/06/17 The Ritz – Tampa, FL

12/08/17 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN

12/09/17 Limelight – Peoria, IL

12/10/17 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI

 

GNAW:

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

 

GOATWHORE w/ Venom Inc., Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence:

 

10/29/2017 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN

10/30/2017 Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX (supporting Kreator)

10/31/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX (supporting Kreator)

11/01/2017 Top Deck – Farmington, NM (supporting Kreator)

11/02/2017 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV

11/03/2017 The Rock – Tucson, AZ

11/05/2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest @ Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds – San Bernardino, CA [tickets] **

2/1-5/2018 70000 Tons Of Metal – Ft. Lauderdale, FL [tickets]

** no The Convalescence

** no 1349, Tombs

 

GOOD TIGER w/ I The Mighty, Hail The Sun:

10/25/2017 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT

10/26/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

10/27/2017 Aftershock Live – Merriam, KS

10/28/2017 Firebird – St. Louis, MO *

10/30/2017 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA

10/31/2017 Backbooth – Orlando, FL

11/01/2017 Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC

11/03/2017 Villain – Brooklyn, NY

11/04/2017 Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA

11/06/2017 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD

11/07/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA

11/08/2017 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA

11/09/2017 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON

11/10/2017 The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI *

11/11/2017 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH

11/12/2017 Subterannean – Chicago, IL

11/14/2017 RBC – Dallas, TX

11/15/2017 The Studio @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

11/17/2017 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ

11/18/2017 Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA

*= no Hail The Sun

 

HARM’S WAY w/ Soulfly, Cannabis Corpse, Noisem, Lody Kong:

10/28/2017 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN

10/29/2017 Heaven – Atlanta, GA

11/01/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL

11/02/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL

11/03/2017 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

11/04/2017 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX

11/05/2017 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX

11/06/2017 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

11/07/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX

11/08/2017 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

 

INTERNAL BLEEDING:

10/06/2017 Berlin Deathfest – Berlin, DE [info]

 

KING PARROT w/ Superjoint, DevilDriver, Cane Hill, Child Bite:

 

10/08/2017 Vogue – Indianapolis, IN [tickets]

10/09/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL [tickets]

10/11/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY [tickets]

10/12/2017 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH [tickets]

10/13/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA [tickets]

10/14/2017 Rock ‘N’ Shock @ Palladium – Worcester, MA [tickets]

10/15/2017 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ [tickets]

10/17/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA [tickets]

10/18/2017 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL [tickets]

10/19/2017 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL [tickets]

10/20/2017 Plaza Live! – Orlando, FL [tickets]

LÅNGFINGER:

9/29/2017 MTS LPs & CDs – Oldenburg, DE

9/30/2017 La Taverne du Theatre – La Louviere, BE

10/01/2017 Ars Vitae – Rodewisch, DE

10/02/2017 Fatal Club – Prague, CZ

10/03/2017 Boss Bar – Podcbrady, CZ

10/04/2017 Bar Pod Hodinama – Kolin, CZ

10/06/2017 Kasseturm – Weimar, DE

10/07/2017 Kulturhof – Lubbeneu, DE

 

MAJORITY RULE:

10/08/2017 Privat – Cologne, DE

10/09/2017 Ex Haus – Trier, DE

10/10/2017 TBA

10/11/2017 TBA

10/12/2017 KB 18 – Copenhage, DK

10/13/2017 Zukunft Am Ostkreuz – Berlin, DE

10/14/2017 G16 – Leipzig, DE

10/15/2017 Carpe Diem – Wroclaw, PL

10/16/2017 007 – Prague, CZ

10/17/2017 Kabinet Muz – Brno, CZ

10/18/2017 Robot – Budapest, HU

10/19/2017 PMK – Innsbruck, AU

10/20/2017 KTS – Freiburg, DE

10/21/2017 Immerhin – Wuerzburg, DE

10/28/2017 The Fest – Gainesville, FL w/ City Of Caterpillar [info]

10/29/2017 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ City of Caterpillar, Deep State [info]

10/30/2017 Zeitgeist – New Orleans, LA w/ City Of Caterpillar, Thou

11/01/2017 The Firehouse – Birmingham, AL w/ Yautja, Portrayal Of Guilt, Black Hole Kids [info]

11/02/2017 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC w/ Portrayal Of Guilt, Abacus [info]

 

MAYHEM – Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum:

 

10/08/2017 MS Connection – Mannheim, DE

10/09/2017 Le Grillen – Colmar, FR [tickets]

10/11/2017 Santana 27 – Bilboa, ES [tickets]

10/12/2017 Lisboa Ao Vivo – Lisbon, PT [tickets]

10/13/2017 BAT – Madrid, ES [tickets]

10/14/2017 Razzmatazz 2 – Barcelona, ES [tickets]

10/15/2017 Jas Rod – Marseille, FR [tickets]

10/17/2017 Orion Live Club – Rome, IT [tickets]

10/18/2017 Stuk – Maribor, SL

10/19/2017 Randall – Bratislava, SK [tickets]

10/20/2017 Mega Club – Katowice, PL [tickets]

10/21/2017 Progesja – Warschau, PL [tickets]

10/22/2017 Melna Piektdiena – Riga, LT [tickets]

10/23/2017 Tapper – Tallinn, EE [tickets]

10/24/2017 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI [tickets]

10/25/2017 Klubbi – Tampere, FI [tickets]

10/27/2017 Brewhouse – Gothenburg, SE [tickets]

Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis- Pars Duorum w/ Immolation, Black Anvil:

11/03/2017 Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY

11/04/2017 Elements – Kitchener, ON

11/05/2017 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI

11/06/2017 Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH

11/07/2017 The Majestic – Madison, WI

11/09/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL

11/10/2017 The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO

11/11/2017 The Granada – Lawrence, KS

11/12/2017 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE

11/14/2017 El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

11/16/2017 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA

11/17/2017 The Observatory Northpark – San Diego, CA

11/18/2017 The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA

11/19/2017 The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ

11/21/2017 Mohawk – Austin, TX

11/22/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX

11/24/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL

11/25/2017 Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL

11/26/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL

11/27/2017 Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN

11/28/2017 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC

11/30/2017 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA

12/01/2017 Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD

12/02/2017 Irving Plaza – New York, NY

 

MEATWOUND:

10/28/2017 The Fest – Gainesville, FL [info]

 

MIRACLE DRUG:

10/21/2017 Flyover Fest – Tulsa, OK w/ Integrity, All Out War, 100 Demons, Piece Of Mind + more

10/27/2017 Spinelli’s – Louisville, KY w/ Harm’s Way, Cult Killer, Nesh

 

NECROT:

 

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]

 

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AMENRA Unveils Evocative Music Video For “Children Of The Eye” At Revolver; Mass VI LP Nears Release Through Neurot Recordings + Preorders Posted – Belgian heavy music luminaries AMENRA have just issued an evocative music video for the track “Children Of The Eye” through Revolver Magazine. The track is the first single to be premiered from the band’s Mass VIfull-length, due out October 20th through Neurot Recordings. The stunning new video for the song was directed by Wim Reygaert. [MORE…]

DEAFKIDS: Configuração Do Lamento By Brazilian Outfit Nears Official Release Through Neurot Recordings; Preorders + Tracks Posted – With Configuração Do Lamento, the uniquely devastating album by Brazilian trio DEAFKIDS, rapidly approaching official release through Neurot Recordings next week, the tracks Veia Aberta” and “Lamina Cortante” have been made available for streaming alongside preorders. [MORE…]

BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS: Toilet Ov Hell Premieres “33440” By Crazed New Zealand Death Metal Unit – Modern Adoxography, the second album from brutally-demented Christchurch-based BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS, is now less than three weeks from release alongside the band’s performances supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan. Toilet Ov Hell is now hosting a premiere of the band’s gnarled new single, “33440.” [MORE…]

EXHUMED: Revolver Shares New Music Video For “Night Work” – Gore Metal maniacs EXHUMED have shared the official music video for “Night Work” off the impending, new full-length album Death Revenge. Watch the full video now via Revolver Magazine HERE. [MORE…]

LOINCLOTH: Psalm Of The Morbid Whore, Now Streaming At Noisey; Final LP Out NOW On Southern Lord – Psalm Of The Morbid Whore, the final call to worship by Virginia/North Carolina-based instrumental metal cult LOINCLOTH, is now streaming in its entirety at Noisey, as the LP is prepared for its official release this Friday through Southern Lord. The advance album stream is joined by an in-depth interrogation with the band. [MORE…]

MAYHEM: European Tour Underway – “…Mysteriis… remains a singularly potent document, its expressions of alienation and nihilism lent an icy severity by Aarseth’s lacerating guitar buzz, session vocalist Attila Csihar’s arcane croak and presentation of Dead’s lyrical gothic terror and the pummeling drums of Hellhammer.” – Rolling Stone Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM will begin the second leg of their European live incursion this week. The Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum tour will begin Friday September 29th in Berlin, Germany and level more than two dozen cities, drawing to a close on October 27th in Gothenburg, Sweden. Support will be provided by Inferno, The Ominous Circle, Dragged Into Sunlight, Deus Mortem, Barshasketh, and Voodus on select dates. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

B R I Q U E V I L L E: Stunning II Full-Length Now Playing In Its Entirety At New Noise Magazine; Record Out NOW On Pelagic Records – “B R I Q U E V I L L E … eventually lock you in and lock you down with repeating grooves, but not before they begin putting the frighteners on you with filaments of slow, shimmering eeriness. Those grooves (which become increasingly massive) very effectively seize the head and compel movement, and while you’re bobbing along in sync with them, the band stretch their spellcasting in further directions with an array of guitar melodies – exotic, reptilian, psychedelic ones – and additional doses of wrenching, mind-wrecking, deeply perilous shimmering and shattering tones, along with chanted vocals that provide no comfort either… [MORE…]

ARKAIK Unveils “Order Of The Hierogon” (Featuring Psycroptic’s Joe Haley); Nemethia Out NOW Via Unique Leader – “ARKAIK have proven yet again that they are masters of their craft, conjuring up a peerless display of fearlessly ingenuitive death metal which will leave a lot of listeners lost for words.” – Distorted Sound September 29th will see the release of ARKAIK’s anxiously-awaited fifth full-length Nemethia. In advance of its release, the brutal tech-death outfit unveils “Order Of The Hierogon” for public feasting. Comments the band of the consuming, near-ten-minute track, “We really wanted to push our writing with this one, try some new things and challenge ourselves into making a massive track that explores the spectrum of our sound all in one song. We had the rare opportunity to work with Joe Haley from Psycroptic on a tasty guest solo and it came out better than we could have imagined. [MORE…]

GOATWHORE Announces US Tour Dates With 1349 And Tombs; North American Tour With Venom Inc. Underway + Special Show At Saint Vitus Bar In Brooklyn Announced – The road demons in GOATWHORE will join 1349 and labelmates Tombs for a short run of live dates leading up to their performance at this year’s edition of Ozzfest meets Knotfest in San Bernardino, California. Set to take place from October 29th through November 3rd, the short journey includes three dates supporting Kreator. GOATWHORE is currently finishing up a near month-long North American live takeover supporting UK metal icons Venom Inc. The Blood Stained Earth Tour commenced on September 1st with additional support being provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio deathcore unit The Convalescence. A special final performance at the renowned Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York was recently added to the trek on October 3rd closing out one of the most ravaging tours of the year. [MORE…]

UNTIL THE SKY DIES: Avant-Metal Duo To Issue Dystopian-Themed The Year Zero BlueprintVia Cimmerian Shade Recordings; Track + Preorders Posted – Cimmerian Shade Recordings is proud to announce the forthcoming full-length debut from avant-metal duo UNTIL THE SKY DIES. The lead track to the album has been issued early alongside preorders. UNTIL THE SKY DIES is the latest project of prolific musician Clint Listing (Grizzle, Long Winters Stare, As All Die, Broken Hands For Brilliant Minds, Black Depths Grey Waves), who here supplies vocals, guitars, bass, and effects, and is joined by Ryan Michalski (Cosmic Punch) who provides all lead guitar and drums. While employing a familiar mixture of ingredients from Listing’s other projects, UNTIL THE SKY DIES stands alone when considering the forward-thinking way avant-garde metal, doom metal, post hardcore, along with industrial and electronic elements are combined to form a truly unique sound. [MORE…]

PRIMITIVE MAN Shares NSFW Video For “Victim;” Caustic Full-Length To See Release Via Relapse – Denver nihilists PRIMITIVE MAN share the official video for “Victim” off the band’s impending second full-length album, Caustic. Watch the Neil Barrett and Marcos Morales directed NSFW video at THIS LOCATION. Watch the previously released visualizer video for “Commerce” below. [MORE…]

LIGHT THIS CITY: Bay Area Melodic Death Metal Outfit Reunites; Band To Record First New Album in a Decade – San Francisco-based LIGHT THIS CITY has just announced the band’s recent reactivation, as the outfit reunites to record their first new LP in a decade. LIGHT THIS CITYwill enter Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren to record their fifth full-length LP in December. Vocalist Laura Nichol states, “Performing and writing with LIGHT THIS CITY has never stopped being fun. Now that I have the perspective from a guitarist/vocalist standpoint, I love to be able to switch it up and engage an audience with the freedom of only my voice, words, and a microphone in my hand. The personality that LIGHT THIS CITY’s music and influences draw out of me is something that I really enjoy exploring and embodying. While Heartsounds feels like an exhilarating challenge every time I step onstage, when I’m in front of an audience with LIGHT THIS CITY, I always feel at home. I don’t know if I could have both of those feelings with one band, but luckily, I have two to round it out!” [MORE…]

BIG MESS: Try To Enjoy It Full-Length By Copenhagen Melodic Punk Act Playing At Treble; LP Out NOW Via Indisciplinarian – Copenhagen-based melodic punk rock combo BIG MESSstreams their new LP, Try To Enjoy It, in full via Treble, preceding the album’s release via Indisciplinarian this Friday. Offers Treble with their stream of the album, “The band has a scruffy, raw, yet melodic sound that recalls the likes of The Buzzcocks, Superchunk and Jay Reatard… It’s a super fun set of classic punk rock with just the right amount of contemporary production updates.” [MORE…]

UNSANE: Entire Sterilize LP Streaming; Album Out NOW Through Southern Lord + Tour Begins This Week – NYC’s long running kings of noise rock, UNSANE, offer their eighth crushing album with Sterilize, the record set for release this Friday through Southern Lord. Advancing the album’s release, Noisey has interrogated the band and is now streaming the record alongside the interview. [MORE…]

BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER Debuts “Synonymph” At Invisible Oranges; LP Nears Release Via Nefarious Industries – “Synonymph” is the lead track to the debut by New York City-Based exploratory/alternative metal outfit, BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER. With the Needle Driver record confirmed for release through Nefarious Industries in late October, Invisible Oranges has debuted the opening anthem. Offers Seabrook with the new song’s debut, “‘Synonymph’ is a collision of harsh atmospherics, dense textural and technical expression of our reality…” [MORE…]

AGUSA Issues “Bortom Hemom” Through Exclusive Premiere At The Obelisk; Self-Titled LP Nears October Release Via Laser’s Edge – With the eponymous third LP from Sweden’s psychedelic prog rock alchemists AGUSA confirmed for late October release through Laser’s Edge, the album’s closing movement “Bortom Hemom” has been debuted through a premiere at The Obelisk. Agusa was recorded and mixed by Viktor Rinneby and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bob Katz, and sees the band delivering their singular brand of trance-inducing, folk-inspired, psychedelic rock through more traditional track lengths, offering five songs which range from five to ten-and-a-half minutes in length and are a bit heavier than the album’s predecessors. [MORE…]

NO FUNERAL: Demoralizing Sludge Practitioners Announce October Live Dates; Split With Livid Out NOW Through Live Fast Die Recordings – NO FUNERAL – featuring within their corrosive ranks former members of Sourvein and Ashen – will bring their demoralizing sludge to the stage on an autumn mini tour next month. The journey will commence on October 18th and decimate a total of thirteen venues through October 30th. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

POISON BLOOD: Guitar Playthrough By Jenks Miller (Horseback) Now Playing At Decibel Magazine – Newly formed black metal duo POISON BLOOD recently released their debut, self-titled EP via Relapse Records. In celebrating of its release, Decibel Magazine is currently hosting a guitar playthrough of the EP’s third track “Myths From The Desert” by Jenks Miller (Horseback). [MORE…]

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OMOTAI’s A Ruined Oak Now Streaming At Cvlt Nation; 2xLP By Houston Quartet Out Friday Through Tofu Carnage

Houston-based riff dealers OMOTAI present their latest album, the conceptual and crushing A Ruined Oak – the album a meditation on the lost colony at Roanoke, centered on abandonment and responsibility, the lyrics haunted by loss and violence – which will be issued this Friday through Tofu Carnage Records. Advancing its official release, Cvlt Nation is streaming the album in its entirety, while the band tours across the western half of the country.

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Recorded by Chris Ryan at Dead City Sound and mastered by James Plotkin, OMOTAI’s A Ruined Oak album delivers an unrelenting dose of charged riff dynamics, pummeling low-end thunder, and infectious hooks. This sprawling, diverse work shows a greater range than anything OMOTAI has done before, with songs drawing from thrash, doom, sludge, extreme metal, hardcore punk, and post-rock.

OMOTAI has also provided a new track to a benefit compilation to help their community rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Making Waves: A Benefit Compilation For Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey is available digitally through Miss Champagne, featuring fifteen Houston artists. All proceeds from the sales of this album will be donated directly to United Way Of Greater Houston’s Hurricane Relief Fund.

Tofu Carnage Records will issue A Ruined Oak on 2xLP and digital formats this Friday, October 6th. Find preorders HERE. Also pick up the Making Waves comp at THIS LOCATION.

Having been forced to rework their tour routing due to the ongoing aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey, the quartet is currently on the road supporting the new album. Kicking off last Friday, the band has already played Arlington, Oklahoma City, and Denver, OMOTAI continues this week with shows in Spokane, Seattle, Olympia, Reno, San Francisco, Lubbock, and San Antonio planned. Additional tour dates will be announced shortly.

OMOTAI On Tour:

10/04/2017 Mootsy’s Tavern – Spokane, WA

10/05/2017 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA

10/06/2017 Le Voyeur – Olympia, WA

10/07/2017 Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor – Reno, NV

10/08/2017 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA

10/13/2017 Depot District Oyster Bar – Lubbock, TX

10/14/2017 Faust – San Antonio, TX

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SEPTICFLESH Reveals Second “The Making Of Codex Omega” Behind-The-Scenes Video

Greek orchestral extreme metal masters SEPTICFLESH are thrilled to reveal a second behind-the-scenes look at the making of Codex Omega, this time featuring exclusive video footage highlighting the orchestral recording sessions for the album. Watch here: https://youtu.be/SPzUsP7tGzE

Make sure to check out episode one, which showcases the drum recording process, and stay tuned for more episodes coming soon. Watch here: https://youtu.be/yk32zeppW0A

SEPTICFLESH released their 10th studio album, Codex Omega, last month via Prosthetic Records. In its first week of release, Codex Omega debuted on several Billboard charts, including #9 on Top New Artist Albums, #12 on Hard Music Albums, #48 on Rock Albums, and within the top 200 on Top Current Albums and Current Digital Albums.

Next February and March, SEPTICFLESH will bring Codex Omega on the road! The band is set to co-headline a North American tour with Swedish black metal legends Dark Funeral, with support from Thy Antichrist. Dates are set to be announced soon.

Codex Omega is currently available as a 2-CD set, on purple wax vinyl as well as a US indie retail store exclusive on white wax vinyl, and on all digital outlets.Order here: http://smarturl.it/SepticfleshCO.

While online, listen to some tracks from Codex Omega here:

“Dante’s Inferno”: https://youtu.be/qa4gXSrtPTA

“3rd Testament (Codex Omega)”: https://youtu.be/OPC5-Lw7b9U

“Enemy of Truth”: https://youtu.be/lOSDB7PwDSo

Codex Omega was produced by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir) and features 10 tracks of their trademark blend of mystical atmosphere, relentless death guitar riffing and pale melodies. Lyrically and musically, Codex Omega is by far the most infernal release from SEPTICFLESH to date. As a bonus, the CD and vinyl LP comes with with an extra disc comprised of three orchestral tracks, once again featuring the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague.

Codex Omega official track listing:

DISC ONE

  1. Dante’s Inferno
  2. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega)
  3. Portrait of a Headless Man
  4. Martyr
  5. Enemy of Truth
  6. Dark Art
  7. Our Church, Below the Sea
  8. Faceless Queen
  9. The Gospels of Fear
  10. Trinity

DISC TWO

  1. Martyr of Truth
  2. Dark Testament
  3. Portrait of a Headless Man (Orchestral Version)

SEPTICFLESH is:

Seth (brutal vocals, bass)

Christos Antoniou (guitars, orchestral)

Sotiris V. (guitars, clean vocals)

Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (drums)

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THE OCEAN: Revolver Premieres “Turritopsis Dohrnii;” Pelagic Records’ In The Twilight, These Rocks Have Teeth – A Compilation Of Contemporary Post Rock And Metal Nears Release

 

Pelagic Records — founded in 2009 by The Ocean guitarist Robin Staps — will release In The Twilight, These Rocks Have Teeth this fall; a compilation of one-hundred-eighty minutes of contemporary post rock, metal, and experimental rock music. The release showcases the entire Pelagic Records roster and includes bands such as Mono, Pg.Lost, Klone, Wang Wen, and many others as well as previously unreleased tracks by THE OCEAN and new signing Spook The Horses.

The track serves as THE OCEAN’s first output since their 2015 Transcendental split EP with Japan’s post rock legends Mono, a release which inaugurated the Pelagic Split Series – later to be followed by editions featuring exclusive contributions by Cult Of Luna and The Old Wind, Tiny Fingers and EF, and LLNN and Wovoka.

Issues Staps of “Turritopsis Dohrnii,” “This track was recorded as part of the Pelagial session. ‘Turritopsis dohrnii’ is a jellyfish that lives in the Mediterranean. It is the only immortal species on Earth. Jellyfish are weird creatures. They start their lives as polyps which are basically something closer to a plant than to an animal, something that grows on a rock. These polyps reproduce asexually, by cell division. The result becomes the free-swimming medusa, a jellyfish. Jellies then reproduce sexually, before they die… except this little guy here. Once the adult form of the species have reproduced, they revert back into their juvenile polyp state. They shrink, their tentacles disappear and they sink to the ocean floor to start their unique life cycle all over again… and not just once, but infinitely.

“This track begins and ends with the same part, reflecting that eternal cycle,” he continues. “Learning about this tiny creature made me think about how we are desperately striving for physical rejuvenation and intellectual immortality… the other side of the coin is the fact that we barely see any old people these days. In a city like Berlin, everyone is young, healthy and pretty. Elder people get locked away in homes that most of us will never get to see or visit, unless we have family members unfortunate enough to become old.”

In The Twilight, These Rocks Have Teeth features artwork by Max Löffler. Preorders are currently available HERE.

“Pelagic Records has become an increasingly vital outlet for modern progressive metal, post-metal and beyond,” Rock-A-Rolla wrote last year in their Pelagic Records label feature while German prog magazine Eclipsed crowned Pelagic, “one of the most influential labels,” in the realm of post metal, post rock, and prog.

While the compilation’s first disc, In The Twilight…, focuses on the more calm, post-rock oriented side of the label, the second disc, … These Rocks Have Teeth, dives deep down into the realm of dark and epic heavy music that the label has become known and loved for, throughout their catalogue of now eighty-five releases. This compilation is a carefully designed and very listenable playlist, a perfect ride through the vast Pelagic Records universe!

PELEGIC Roster:

Mono * Cult Of Luna * The Ocean * Sleepmakeswaves * Bison * Arms & Sleepers * Pg.Lost * The Old Wind * Terra Tenebrosa * God Is An Astronaut * Emil Amos * Khoma * Ef * Hypno5e * Klone * Wang Wen * Labirinto * Llnn * Briqueville * Ylva * Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto * Tiny Fingers * Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving * Earthship * Silver Snakes * Spook The Horses * Hyenas * Implore * Kruger * Dioramic * Lo! * Zatokrev * Abraham * Family * Coilguns * Wovoka * Nebra

CD #1: In The Twilight… Track Listing:

1 .pg.lost – Monolith

  1. Mono – Cyclone
  2. EF – Delusions Of Grandeur
  3. Khoma – Dead Seas
  4. Wang Wen – Red Wall And Black Wall
  5. Cult Of Luna – Nord
  6. Tiny Fingers – The Fall / Eyes Of Gold
  7. Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving – The Albanian Sleepover – Part One (Edit)
  8. Spook The Horses – Lurch
  9. The Ocean – Turritopsis Dohrnii
  10. The Shaking Sensations – Raveli
  11. Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto – Muse
  12. Klone – The Last Experience

CD #2: …These Rocks Have Teeth Track Listing:

  1. Abraham – Dawn
  2. The Old Wind – In Fields
  3. LLNN – Monolith
  4. Dioramic – The Storm
  5. Earthship – Serpent Cult
  6. Klone – Rocket Smoke
  7. Hypno5e – North Shore – The Abstract Line
  8. Coilguns – Submarine Warfare Anthem
  9. Family – Daddy Wronglegs
  10. Silver Snakes – Red Wolf
  11. Kruger – The Wild Brunch
  12. Lo! – Orca
  13. Nebra – Shoulder Of Orion
  14. Hyenas – Self-Adjusting
  15. Implore – Sentenced
  16. The Ocean – Benthic: The Origin Of Our Wishes
  17. Mono – The Last Rays

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Fireball Ministry: Album Release Show @ Amoeba Hollywood Album Out NOW!!!

Last night I had to pleasure of catching a band, which embarrassingly I just recently discovered… FIREBALL MINISTRY. Sometimes this happens and no I am on a mission to catch-up on as much of their catalogue as possible between now and the end of the month when I catch them for a full set.

Getting there early I wanted to meet Jim, Emily, John, and their “newest” member Scott Reeder (KYUSS anyone?!). I had already interviewed Jim over the phone and felt it was my duty to help spread the word about their latest release and back catalogue.

If you’ve never seen a show at Hollywood’s Amoeba, it is a unique “venue.” It is in the rear third of the store facing the mezzanine and no lie the stage has just as much room as The Viper Room… lighting rig and all. I would have loved to have been part of a packed house, but so early on a week night on the South end of Sunset Strip  traffic was a nightmare. So for those of us that were able to make it, we were treated to a 8 song set of a career spanning 20 years, included their single The Answer off their just released “Remember the Story” LP. “I so dig saying LP and not digital download or disc…” 

The band brought the thunder of their brand of heavy, driving, groove, sludge driven rock… A fan of this brand of music for over 20 year, I was not disappointed in what I felt was great return to the stage after a year away. After such a long career the original members only need to briefly look at each other to keep the band in sync. While Scott, played as if he was a founding member, bouncing, grooving, through the set, as only a seasoned professional could. The band will be returning to the big festival stage this Saturday Oct 7 at Cal Jam 17 at San Bernardino’s Glen Helen Regional Park, before doing 4 SoCal club dates later this month.


GNAW Releases “Rat” Via No Clean Singing; Cutting Pieces LP Nears Release Through Via Translation Loss

As Translation Loss Records prepares Cutting Pieces, the third LP by New York City-based GNAW, for release at the end of the month, No Clean Singing has undertaken the task of issuing the album’s lead track, “Rat.”

GNAW was created by vocalist Alan Dubin following the dissolution of Khanate. Closing a four-year gap since their acclaimed second album, Horrible Chamber,GNAW’s Cutting Pieces dredges forth some of the outfit’s most unnerving audio assaults yet. The seismic atrocities and haunting intricacies on Cutting Pieces leave an instantly damaging, long-lasting impression, their cumulative decimation producing some of the outfit’s most cinematic terror to date.

GNAW issues of the new single, “‘Rat’ was conceived in individual heliocentric hallucinations as we each submerged ourselves in separate self-deprecation chambers. We feel it is a perfect album lead-off song. It’s visual. It feels like an entrance to a dark recess.”

Mercilessly dissecting the track, No Clean Singing offers in part, “perhaps it’s worth adding a warning that if you’ve been feeling as if you were losing your mind, you may not find it again after listening to ‘Rat,’ or if you do find it, you may find it lying in quivering shards. The unhinged intensity of the vocals alone are enough to boil the brain and send electric shocks down the spine and deep into the ground. The cavernous oscillating vibrations that pulse and ripple across the bottom of track are ominous and hallucinatory all by themselves, too. The eruptions of raw, catastrophic noise and gut-busting drum slugs, which initially come without warning, threaten to induce seizures even after you figure out that they’re going to keep coming.”

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Translation Loss will release Cutting Pieces on LP, CD, and digital formats on October 27th; find preorders HERE.

Also stream “Septic” at Decibel RIGHT HERE, and watch for additional audio samples including multiple videos and more on Cutting Pieces to be issued in the weeks ahead.

GNAW has booked several upcoming NYC-area shows, including the Nightside Of Eden Fest at The Paper Box in Brooklyn on October 7th alongside T.O.M.B., Abazagorath, Teloch Vovin, and many 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 and Syndromes.

GNAW Live:

10/07/2017 The Paper Box – Brooklyn, NY @ Nightside Of Eden Fest [info]

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

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. Joining returning assassins Alan Dubin (Khanate, OLD), Brian Beatrice, Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Eric Neuser, and Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard), a recent personnel shift sees the lineup now including Dana Schechter (Insect Ark, ex-Angels Of Light) on lap steel guitar.

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 and 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, congo, 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.”

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LO!: Decibel Magazine Streams Vestigial From Australia-Based Post-Metal/Sludge Unit; Record To See Release Via Pelagic This Friday

October 6th marks the official unveiling of Vestigial, the impending third full-length from Sydney, Australia-based post-metal/sludge unit LO! Well-crafted with a larger scope both musically and thematically than previous outings, Vestigial finds the band tighter than ever before boasting a sound that’s seismically heavy yet organic, with a mammoth harmonic density behind their stupefying heavy riffs.

In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is streaming the record in its entirety hailing, “A momentous collection… Vestigial is immense, but it maintains an aggression rarely found in most post-metal.”

Hear Vestigial at Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, be sure to check out LO!’s twisted visual accompaniment to “Locust Christ,” directed and produced by bassist Adrian Shapiro, at THIS LOCATION.

LO!’s Vestigial will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats. For preorders in North America, visit THIS LOCATION, for European preorders go to THIS LOCATION, and for Australian preorders, go to THIS LOCATION.

LO! literally made a splash last year with the ingenious video clip for “Orca,” produced by bass player Adrian Shapiro himself: The clip showed vocalist Sam Dillon as a vicious creature emerging from a vat of shiny pink goo, in front of an otherwise completely black background. Pink in metal? The clip went viral over the love-it-or-hate-it discussion that followed… but even the haters had to admit that this clip, premiered via Noisey, Metal Hammer, and Decibel, showed a truly outstanding and innovative approach to visual arts in heavy music.

“LO! has come to remind you of glorious times; times when Mastodon were using samples of Jurassic Park to kick off their records,” wrote Metal Hammer UK on the band’s debut album Look And Behold. And in fact, song titles like “Megafauna” or “Hall Of Extinct Mammals” show that LO!have always been interested in man’s relationship with the natural world. Themes of extinction, circuses, and animal exploitation were explored on the band’s 2015 EP The Tongueless, “so it was a nice lead in to where we are at now on Vestigial,” notes vocalist Sam Dillon, “with a revisit of the outro from the EP as the intro on album number three.”

A world where politics resemble black comedies, where guns have become an aspect of culture, and where addiction to technology is the norm is at the lyrical heart of Vestigial. “There are several repeated characters throughout the album,” Dillon reveals. “The Judas Steer, the Locust Christ… these are antiheroes, the wolves among sheep figuratively. The ghastly Donald Trumps, The Kim Jong-Uns, the extremists and ignorant tyrants of our modern lives…”

After a European tour supporting Cult Of Luna in 2013, including a performance at Roadburn Festival, the band will be back in Europe this October to present Vestigial. Fit for fans of Mastodon, Cursed, Cult Of Luna, Converge, Breach, Black Breath, and the like.

“…meaty, melodic, yet pummeling burst of roaring metal that recalls the likes of Neurosis, Isis and their labelmates The Ocean… like those bands, it features some impressive dynamics, transitioning from a full-throated assault into a moody, even pretty instrumental section that showcases the full range of the band’s talents.” – Treble on “Glutton”

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SPOOK THE HORSES: New Zealand-Based Atmospheric Metal Collective To Release People Used To Live Here Via Pelagic Records This November; Haunting New Video Unveiled

Imagine if band members could rotate between instrument positions, because each musician had a proficient grasp on each instrument involved? It would supply a degree of freedom and mutual musical understanding, something that most bands could only dream of. SPOOK THE HORSES, from Wellington, New Zealand, are such a band.

Perhaps it’s this multi instrumentalism and virtuosity that explains the vast musical territory that is explored among the band’s three albums: while 2011’s debut album Brighter was defined by sweet post-rock crescendos, 2015’s Rainmaker was a much heavier affair that would appeal to fans of Cult Of Luna or Amenra. The band’s forthcoming People Used To Live Here, in quiet stark contrast to the aforementioned, sees the band turn the distortion knobs way down, to a mildly saturated crunch tone, at most.

“Writing this album gave us the ability to experiment with song ideas we felt weren’t appropriate on our previous albums,” SPOOK THE HORSES’ Zach Meech elaborates. The band’s most daring effort to date, People Used to Live Here explores the natural and immediate. Written and conceived in relative isolation over several grim Southern Hemisphere winters, SPOOK THE HORSES is defining their own sonic trademark with this album: an atmosphere of quiet desolation, raw and real, desperate and unsettling; the post-apocalyptic soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live, at one point in time, long ago.

“We deliberately isolated ourselves when writing this album to force us out of our comfort zones,” adds Callum Gay. “Most of the songs began as completely improvised pieces that we slowly fleshed and developed over time. We wanted to make sure that immediacy was captured and conveyed in a way we’d never done before. There’s much less between us and the listener this time around.”

In advance of its November 10th release, Treble is hosting the record’s opening track “Lurch,” delivered in cryptic video form. “The track itself is spacious and brooding, with psychedelic post-rock riffs, brushed drums, and a sense of heaviness that’s more implied than overt,” writes the esteemed blog. “It pairs well with the visual element of the video, which is slow-moving and ominous, with an ambience and quiet menace that’s reminiscent of David Lynch’s works. It’s a perfect way to usher in the spookiest time of year, albeit in a slow, eerie and disorienting way.”

Experience “Lurch,” courtesy of Treble at THIS LOCATION.

People Used To Live Here will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats via Pelagic Records. Pre order options are available below.

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North America: http://bit.ly/sthputlhNA

Australia: http://bit.ly/sthputlhAUS

Digital: http://goo.gl/gHdfnS

Fans of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Mogwai (Come On Die Young), Amenra (acoustic), pay heed.

People Used To Live Here Track Listing:

  1. Lurch
  2. Crude Shrines
  3. Blessed Veins
  4. Made Shapeless
  5. Near Then, Far Now
  6. Herald
  7. We All Know Your Name
  8. Following Trails

SPOOK THE HORSES:

Zach Meech – drums, guitar, vocals
Alex Ross – bass
Donnie Cuzens – guitar, synth
Callum Gay – guitar, drums, vocals, synth
Ben Dentice – guitar
Max Telfer – visuals

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PHINEHAS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DARK FLAG ALBUM DROPS 11/17 THROUGH SOLID STATE RECORDS

TITLE TRACK AVAILABLE NOW ? LISTEN! BAND TOURING WITH FIT FOR A KING

Phinehas, who craft “heavy and melodic metalcore that feels modern” (New Noise), have announced their new album Dark Flag. It will be released November 17 via Solid State Records. The band has dropped the title track, which you can listen to here.

Dark Flag is a concept album stemming from the atrocities committed by the Kim regime in North Korea. Says frontman Sean McCulloch, “This album isn’t a political statement. This isn’t a conservative or liberal agenda. Dark Flag is about human rights and how precious and valuable life is.”

Dark Flag is available for pre-order here.

The album track listing + cover art are posted below.

Phinehas will embark on a fall tour around album release with Fit For a King, Like Moths to Flames, and In Hearts Wake. All dates are below.

DARK FLAG TRACK LISTING:

  1. “Dark Flag”
  2. “Burning Bright”
  3. “I Saw the Bombs Fall”
  4. “The 38th Parallel”
  5. “Hell Below”

6.” A War That Never Ends”

  1. “Break The Earth”
  2. “My Rosary”
  3. “The Arduous March”
  4. “Communion for Ravens” (feat. Jimmy Ryan)
  5. “Meaningless Names”
  6. “Know Death; Know Forever”

PHINEHAS ON TOUR:

11/9 ? St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

11/10 ? St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall

11/11 ? Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

11/12 ? Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II

11/14 ? Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon

11/15 ? Detroit, MI @ The Shelter

11/16 ? Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

11/17 ? Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck

11/18 ? Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe

11/19 ? Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

11/20 ? Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

11/21 ? Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

11/22 ? New York, NY @ The Gramercy

11/24 ? Freehold, NJ @ GameChangerWorld

11/25 ? Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club

11/26 ? Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete?s

11/27 ? Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

11/28 ? Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

11/29 ? Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

12/1 ? Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

12/2 ? San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

12/4 ? Phoenix, AZ @ Joe Grotto?s

12/5 ? San Diego, CA @ SOMA

12/6 ? Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

12/7 ? Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

12/8 ? Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver

12/9 ? Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

12/10 ? Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

12/12 ? Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

12/13 ? Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

12/15 ? Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

12/16 ? Dallas, TX @ Trees

DEAFKIDS: Configuração Do Lamento Streaming At Invisible Oranges; Record To See Release Friday Via Neurot Recordings

As Brazilian trio DEAFKIDS prepares for this week’s official release of their mind-scorching Configuração Do Lamento 10″ via Neurot Recordings, the entire record is now spinning at Invisible Oranges

Alongside an interrogation of the band, Invisible Oranges offers in part, “DEAFKIDS careen from idea to idea, finding up pieces of krautrock, clanging sampled sounds, digitally manipulated noise freakouts, and percussion jam sessions like some kind of demented globe-trotting katamari. No matter where the music takes them, this group uses the material at hand to hypnotize and entrance. Configuração Do Lamento is a whip-smart record which breezes past the conscious mind and straight for your instincts.”

Tune in and melt down to DEAFKIDS’ entire Configuração Do Lamento RIGHT HERE.

Also see the video for “Pés Atados” HERE.

Following its cassette self-release in Brazil, Configuração Do Lamento will see official worldwide release this Friday, October 6th via Neurot Recordings on 10″ vinyl, CD, and all digital platforms. Find physical pre order options and merch bundles at the Neurot Recordings webshop HERE and digital pre orders at Bandcamp HERE.

DEAFKIDS is booking shows all over Brazil for the rest of the year, with several shows booked in October, a more widespread tour of the country in November, and a slot supporting labelmates Neurosis during the band’s first visit to São Paulo on the 8th of December. Expect further widespread tour news and more over the months ahead.

DEAFKIDS Live:

10/07/2017 FEBRE: Festival e Conferência de Música de Sorocaba – Sorocaba, BR

10/20/2017 Associação Cultural Cecíia – Sao Paulo, BR

11/04/2017 Xaninho Festival – Belém, BR

11/05/2017 TBA – Fortaleza, BR

11/10/2017 TBA – Mossoró, BR

11/11/2017 Festival DoSol – Natal, BR

11/12/2017 Festival DoSol – Natal, BR

11/14/2017 Sinewave Side Show – Natal, BR

11/15/2017 TBA – Joao Pessoa, BR

11/16/2017 Texas Bar – Recife, BR

11/17/2017 TBA – Aracaju, BR

11/18/2017 TBA – Salvador, BR

12/08/2017 Clash Club – São Paulo, BR w/ Neurosis

DEAFKIDSConfiguração Do Lamento is an untamed release, happy to juxtapose monolithic drone riffage with frantic polyrhythmic detours, the band citing the syncopated beats of African drums as a major influence. It is a guttural, scorched mutation of psychedelia, that similar intent of frying the listener’s perception, while void of anything approaching earthy wistfulness, wholly fluid in nature, paying no heed to any musical expectations other than the creator’s own internal logic. A bombardment of clanging percussion sits below relentless guitar battering, and a whole host of electronic tamperings, effects which in practice manage to further confound the proceedings. Using the term psychedelic in the absolute loosest sense is apt, as the band claims that “non-genre genres” are a chief source of inspiration, referencing anything from their own background in punk, right the way through to spiritual jazz, practically any form which allows the artist to experiment with the utter extremes of musical expression.

A key theme at the heart of this singular record is the crisis of identity within a colonized country, the conflict that arises when an imperialist culture is enforced, resulting in a drastic feeling of displacement. The music alone illuminates this theme, various contrasting influences seeping into the bands sound. As a project, they speak of the ramifications of cultural hegemony specific to Brazil. Though the contextual aspects of the band are fascinating, they also insist that with music, there is a vital importance in surrendering to a degree of “non-rationality, on the sense that it should not be used as a narrative resource for spreading verbal/mental ideas.” It’s this collision of political outrage set against complete bodily and mental release, that makes DEAFKIDSConfiguração Do Lamento an undoubtedly fearless and inspiring piece of work.

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PSYCH-TINGED SUPERGROUP CHOMPER PREMIERE NEW SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT The garage rock cohort debut out 10/10 via Iron Pier.

Featuring Mark Shue (Guided by Voices, Beech Creeps), Nick Chiericozzi & Mark Perro (The Men, Dream Police), and Russell Hymowitz (Dream Police, Junk Boys), Chomper is a supergroup that yields far more than the sum of its parts. Tackling acid washed garage rock with a fast ?n loose attitude, Chomper?s forthcoming forthcoming debut riffs and roils in a psychotropic frenzy. Listen to ?Hideout 3D,? the second single from Medicine Mountain, and check out an exclusive playlist of Chomper?s influences via Iron Pier.

Chomper is less a name and more a modus operandi?the seasoned quartet approach their sound with a teeth gnashing intensity. Paying tribute to garage rock pantheons like The Stooges and MC5, Chomper combines brashness and melody to create an undeniably potent brew. ?Hideout 3D,? Medicine Mountain?s opening track, is a true-blue rock jam stripped, chewed, and reamed through a fuzzbox.

?I think maintaining a simple approach is important in many creative endeavors,? Mark Shue told North of the Internet. ?With a band like Chomper, that simplicity came mostly out of necessity. We were all already very busy and active in other projects when we started playing together, so when we would get together to play, the resulting sound was very immediate and loose.?

Chomper materialized after a rip of offhand jam sessions with one goal in mind?to play loud, loose, and stress-free. That low-pressure, high-octane approach eventually yielded the eight tracks recorded to 2? tape in one day with producer Travis Harrison.

Medicine Mountain will be released via Iron Pier on November 10, which will be commemorated with a hometown release show on November 14 at Secret Project Robot, where limited edition screen print posters and merchandise will be available for purchase.

Medicine Mountain, Track Listing:
1. Hideout 3D
2. I Wanna Die
3. Two Feet From A Rat
4. Medicine Mountain
5. Fuzz Monster
6. I Wanna Live
7. Wipe It Down
8. AKA Pool Boy

Chomper Tour Dates:
November 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Secret Project Robot*
w/ Drunken Foreigner Band, Weeping Icon, and Think Tank

DANCE GAVIN DANCE ANNOUNCE HEADLINE TOUR THIS DECEMBER

BAND PLAYING MOTHERSHIP IN ITS ENTIRETY

DANCE GAVIN DANCE will be hitting the road in December. On this headline run, the band will play its latest album Mothership, which was released a year ago this week, in its entirety. Support acts will be announced shortly.

VIP tickets are on sale now. General tickets go on sale on Friday, October 6.

Prior to the tour, the band will enter the studio to record its next album for Rise Records, tentatively due out in Spring 2018.

Clearly, Dance Gavin Dance will have a very busy and incredibly exciting end of 2017!

DANCE GAVIN DANCE DECEMBER 2017 TOUR DATES:

12/4 — Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor Reno, NV

12/5 — Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV

12/6 — The Observatory North Park San Diego, CA

12/8 — Alamo City Music Hall San Antonio, TX

12/9 — Canton Hall Dallas, TX

12/10 — Warehouse Live Houston, TX

12/12 — The Historic El Rey Theater Albuquerque, NM

12/13 — Nile Theatre Mesa, AZ

12/14 — Regent Theater Los Angeles, CA

12/15 — Ace Of Spades Sacramento, CA

Interview Shawn Driver Act of Defiance s01ep07 Album Drops Oct 6

In an interview with SMNnews.com content creator pags409, & Act of Defiance drummer Shawn Drover comments an early Christmas present, tour plans, the ability to create as a band, and the beauty of the sound of vinyl.
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Interview with Cannibal Corpse Interview Paul s01ep06

In an interview with SMNnews.com writer Mark Thompson, Cannibal Corpse drummerPaul Mazurkiewicz comments on 30 years in the business (and still crushing it), practicing vs jamming, touring and the writing process for the new album, transitioning from thrash to…
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The PROX Transmissions Collaboration by Dustin Bates and Peter David – graphic novel/sci-fi/rock-opera

Many of us have had that moment waking up where you?re not supposed to be or not knowing where you?re supposed to be, yet waking up there. Imagine taking it one step further and waking up knowing something is completely wrong and everything around you is upside down. Dr. Stephen Brown a college professor has awoken into his own personal film noire. Like one of those crazy dreams where you revisit that dream and try to put the pieces back together again. Dr. Brown is having to do this in reality and not inside his head.

What is worse all the while he?s trying to put his life back together he?s discovering that he was part of something big, life-changing, even humanity changing for that matter. As he follows clues, left strangely enough by his own hand, he continues to piece back together and begins to form a picture that depicts a dark reality for the future of humanity.

Dr. Brown knows one thing he?s part of humanities greatest discovery, one that proves there is life far from our lonely silent plant, however this life doesn?t seem to be so alien… and from the future.

Rich powerful friends, dead associates, and more on the side of humanity with a very dark vision… Dr. Stephen Brown has only begun a journey that will lead to a realization that he was part of this dark reality, but not anymore. Why? How? Who? Those clues left behind, written by his hand? Was just the beginning of events to come?

In conjunction with the release of ?The PROX Transmissions,? Dustin Bates and his band Starset, will be releasing the mother of all audio soundtracks. The album is the perfect companion to this SciFi thriller, big choruses, reflective silence, orchestra/electronic driven rock, which leads the reader along the journey of the Doctor as he rushes to put the pieces of his life and maybe even humanity back together, before it is too late.

Be sure to catch Mr. Bates and Mr. David at Comic Con New York this Friday Oct 6th in the Marvel Comic Booth between 11:30 and 12:00pm

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