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EXODUS Unleashes Highly-Anticipated New Album “Blood In, Blood Out”

Blood In, Blood Out, the brand new album by EXODUS that Yahoo Music calls, “one of the most anticipated heavy metal records of the year”, has been unleashed to the word today via Nuclear Blast. Pick up a copy of the album at your local music retailers. Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In, Blood Out can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats.

“This entire band could not be more proud and excited for this record to hit the US like an atom bomb,” states guitarist Gary Holt. “D-Day is upon us, time to go to war!”

“We’re so excited for this release,” adds vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza. “I think it’s the best effort that I’ve ever given vocally. If you love what EXODUS has done over the past 30 years, you’re really going to love Blood In, Blood Out, so go pick this shit up and will see you out there on tour live!”

Critics have had nothing but tremendously positive things to say about Blood In, Blood Out – which is being considered a return to form by many.

“Pared down to a simple sentence, this album is fucking sick,” chimed the first web review for the record, penned by Blabbermouth’s Ray Van Horn, Jr. Shortly after, Decibel Magazine’s Kevin Stewart Panko gave great praise to both returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza and guitarists Gary Holt and Lee Altus, saying tracks on the record feature, “Sousa spitting forth from a venomous thesaurus and some of the most adventurous lead work that Holt and Altus have ever recorded.” The EXODUS rhythm section receives equal praise from About.com Heavy Metal’s Dave Schalek, who states, “[Tom] Hunting shows no signs of slowing down and bassist Jack Gibson anchors down the album’s bottom heavy sound.”

“EXODUS deliver the definite lesson in violence,” adds Rue Morgue’s Aaron Lupton, while Outburn Magazine offered positive remarks in both review and feature form. “A vintage thrash metal voice placed on top of an EXODUS sound again harnessed to perfection by Andy Sneap has resulted in an album that batters the eardrums as effectively as it boils the blood,” remarks Scott Alisoglu. The most recent stellar-rating review comes from New Noise Magazine, in which Brandon Ringo states, “Once again, EXODUS has proven exactly why they have attained such a legendary stature over the years and are considered one of the greatest bands in thrash metal even 30 years later!”

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt recently announced that he has officially joined the ESP Guitars? acclaimed artist endorsement roster, just in time for the release of Blood In, Blood Out!

“I am way beyond excited to announce my return to the mighty ESP!” said Holt. “The new guitars are amazing, and I can’t wait to unleash the new signature model on the world! It’s gonna be a sick shred machine with that crushing tone ESP has been long known for! Can’t wait to let this beast roar!”

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, an early bandmate and decades-long friend of Holt (and celebrated guest soloist on Blood In, Blood Out) commented, “Gary has influenced a whole generation of metal guitarists with his wicked riffs and leads in EXODUS. I’m happy that he’s jumped on for the ESP ride!”

ESP’s director of artist relations Chris Cannella says, “I am so proud to have Gary onboard at ESP. Not only is he one of the best players in metal? he created thrash metal!”

EXODUS will hit the road with Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies this fall! Get your tickets via the official EXODUS Facebook page. Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS VIP Experience packages are available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com. Visit the site for tour package details.

All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar. At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!

EXODUS in North America with SLAYER & SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
11/11 – The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
11/12 – The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
11/14 – The Forum – Inglewood, CA
11/15 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
11/17 – Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter – Oklahoma City, OK
11/18 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
11/19 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX
11/21 – Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
11/22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
11/23 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC (EXODUS ONLY)
11/24 – Empire – North Springfield, VA (EXODUS ONLY)
11/25 – Washington Avenue Armory – Albany, NY
11/26 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
11/28 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/29 – Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ
11/30 – Tower Theater – Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA
12/02 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
12/03 – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY (EXODUS ONLY)
12/04 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
12/05 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
12/06 – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino – Hammond, IN
12/07 – Aftershock – Merriam, KS (EXODUS ONLY)
12/08 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO (EXODUS ONLY)
12/09 – Pub Station – Billings, MT (EXODUS ONLY)
12/10 – The Hop – Spokane, WA (EXODUS ONLY)
12/11 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA (EXODUS ONLY)
12/12 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR (EXODUS ONLY)

CANNABIS CORPSE announce North American headlining tour

Richmond, VA based death metal powerhouse CANNABIS CORPSE have announced a headlining North American tour. The New Noise Magazine/Metal Underground/JSR Merchandise sponsored tour begins November 28 in Wilmington, NC and will run for a month. Support on all dates comes from MAMMOTH GRINDER, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, as well as soon to be announced, special regional guests. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

The New Noise Magazine cover stars are touring in support of their new album, ‘From Wisdom to Baked’. The album, which has been called “the brutal blunt death metal bludgeoning you’ve been waiting for” (Metal Injection), “death metal for stoners par excellence”, and “a big step up for [the band] and a high point for the group?s discography” (No Clean Singing) is streaming at Bandcamp.com.

From Wisdom to Baked’ is available across various formats and bundles here. The track list and artwork for ‘From Wisdom to Baked’ are as follows:

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LORD DYING: Complete New Album; Announce West Coast Tour Dates

Portland, Oregon’s LORD DYING have completed recording their much anticipated sophomore album and are set to embark on a West Coast tour with stoner/sludge trio Castle. The new record, entitled Poisoned Altars, was recorded with Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind (Black Tusk) at Audiosiege Studios in Portland and will see an early 2015 release via Relapse Records.

Poisoned Altars is direct result of the relentless work the band put in the past 18 months grinding it out on the road touring non-stop with the likes of Red Fang, Black Tusk, Corrosion of Conformity, Valient Thorr and more. Now the band will test out new material back on the road starting November 8th in Spokane, WA through November 26th in their hometown, Portland. Frontman Erik Olson commented on the upcoming dates:

“We are excited to get out on the road and pummel you with endless riffs! This time we will be joined with San Francisco’s Castle. This will be heavy as hell, don’t snooze and loose!”

More details on Poisoned Altars, including cover art, tracklisting and a release date will be announced shortly.

LORD DYING’s debut Summon the Faithless is available now on Relapse Records. The album is available in CD and LP formats.

Summon the Faithless can be streamed in full on LORD DYING’s BandCamp.

LORD DYING Tour Dates:

*All Dates with Castle*

11/8/2014 Spokane, WA; The Hop
11/9/2014 Billings, MT; Babcock Theater
11/10/2014 Salt Lake City, UT; Bar Deluxe
11/11/2014 Denver, CO; The Marquis
11/13/2014 Colorado Springs, CO; Black Sheep
11/15/2014 Juarez, MX; Hysteria Bar
11/16/2014 Tucson, AZ; The Rock
11/17/2014 Mesa, AZ; Club Red
11/18/2014 San Diego, CA; Brick By Brick
11/19/2014 Fullerton, CA; The Slidebar (21+)
11/20/2014 Van Nuys, CA; White Oaks Music
11/22/2014 Walnut Creek, CA; The Red House
11/23/2014 Reno, NV; Jub Jubs
11/24/2014 Bend, OR; 3rd Street Pub
11/25/2014 Seattle, WA; El Corazon
11/26/2014 Portland, OR; Hawthorne Theater

OBITUARY Premiere New Song via Guitar World Launch Vocal Cover Contest

Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP. Inked in Blood will be released October 27th in North America/UK/World and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th via Relapse Records. Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY’s already godlike discography.

Today the band has premiered the title track from the upcoming album. Listen to “Inked in Blood” via Guitar World

Additionally, Guitar World is giving away an autographed ESP guitar signed by the entire band. OBITUARY have also partnered with Metal Injection for a vocal cover contest for the song “Violence”. Details can be seen HERE.

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CARCASS: VIDEO FOR “THE GRANULATING DARK SATANIC MILLS” NOW ONLINE

Directed by Kazuaki “Kazu” Kimura & Glenn Maguire, the official video for the track “The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills” off the latest album by disinterred British extreme metal icons CARCASS, is now available for viewing on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

Surgical Steel – CARCASS’ first studio release since 1996?s Swansong – debuted at #41 on the American Billboard Top 200 chart in September 2013 and was produced by Colin Richardson (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOREFEST) & mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, TESTAMENT).

The Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel 5-song EP will be released in North America on November 10th and can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop as a digi-pak, as black and exclusive clear vinyl, and as imported gold and silver vinyl editions.

CARCASS return to the United States in late October for their “Inked In Steel North American Tour 2014″ with Florida death metal legends OBITUARY and will play elected dates with the eclectic champions of murder metal, MACABRE. Opening are death grinders EXHUMED and newcomers NOISEM.

“We thought it would be cool to go off the beaten track a bit and play some places that usually get overlooked,” stated CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker. “We figure some of the tumbleweeds needed blowing away. Pretty chuffed to have managed to get our pals OBITUARY to come along on these dates. As anyone who has seen them recently will testify, they’re tearing it up live nowadays!”

SYLOSIS: NEW MUSIC VIDEO & ALBUM ARTWORK UNVEILED

The official music video for “Mercy,” a track off the forthcoming fourth studio album Dormant Heart by the U.K.’s modern thrashers SYLOSIS, is now available for viewing on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

“‘Mercy'”s got a pretty dark and heavy vibe to it, but it’s one of the most melodic tracks on the album at the same time,” reveals SYLOSIS frontman Josh Middleton. “It’s got a big slow, doomy outro with an octave pedal on the guitars so that’s going to rumble some guts live. For this video, we wanted to keep it dark and claustrophobic. It’s got some of the artwork from the album and inlay illustration as well, which came together really well.”

Dormant Heart?s artwork was designed by Bristol-based artist Bonfire (OPETH, SATYRICON, KATATONIA), who previously created artwork for SYLOSIS t-shirts. Speaking to the theme of the artwork, Middleton states: “The cover relates to sacrifice – the sacrificial lamb is more of a symbol than something to be taken literally – but also the looming, oppressing figure in the background represents corruption and being forced into something against your will.”

Dormant Heart is anything but peaceful; it’s a dark, gloomy, and atmospheric album. “The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd,” Middleton has previously stated. “How a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it’s ‘tradition’ as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness.”

The album was produced by Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and is mastered by TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney.

SYLOSIS began tracking the new album back in March 2014, working away secretly alongside touring commitments. Drum tracks were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard, who parted ways with the band last month due to time restraints. After filling in for some live shows during SYLOSIS’ Spring 2014 tour, BLEED FROM WITHIN’s drummer Ali Richardson is now a permanent member of the band.

SYLOSIS are: Josh Middleton – Vocals & Guitars, Alex Bailey – Guitars, Carl Parnell – Bass, Ali Richardson – Drums

SKINLESS: Enter The Studio

New York’s most brutal death metal maniacs SKINLESS have entered the studio to record their long awaited new album. After reforming in the Summer of 2013, SKINLESS are recording their first new album in over eight years. The group is preparing seven new destructive anthems at Edie Road Studios in Argyle, NY with engineer Tom Case and will then send it off for mixing to Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Primitive Man) and then mastering at Audio Siege Studios in Portland (Obituary, Nails).

The album is planned for a Spring 2015 release via Relapse Records with tentative song titles including “Serpenticide”, “Skinless”, and “The Beast Smells Blood”. Artwork will be handled by Ken Sarafin.

Guitarist Noah Carpenter commented on the upcoming material:

“Finally, for the first time since 2006, Skinless is in the studio hammering out a new album. We can’t wait to get this out to the fans and hear some feedback. These songs have the Skinless heavy groove but we added guitar solos and some different elements to bring it to the next level. The album cover has just been finished and it’s easily our best one yet. Lots more info coming in the next few months.”

VATTNET VISKAR to kick off North American tour this week

Currently in “writing-mode” for their sophomore album, New Hampshire’s VATTNET VISKAR is ready to kick off their North American tour this week with PALLBEARER and TOMBS! See below for all upcoming dates.

VATTNET VISKAR released their critically acclaimed debut full-length, Sky Swallower, last year, with Pitchfork.com, Stereogum.com, and more hailing it as one of the best albums of 2013. For a preview of the quartet’s signature crushingly ambient, blackened doom metal, be sure to check out the video for “Breath Of The Almighty”. Sky Swallower can be purchased digitally at iTunes or in a variety of physical formats at CM Distro.

VATTNET VISKAR live with PALLBEAR, TOMBS
10/14/2014 – York, PA – The Depot *
10/15/2014 – Cincinnati, OH – The Hub *
10/16/2014 – Louisville, KY – New Vintage (w/ TOMBS only)
10/17/2014 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
10/18/2014 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s
10/19/2014 – Champaign, IL – High Dive
10/20/2014 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
10/21/2014 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick Lounge
10/22/2014 – Chicago, IL – Township (w/ TOMBS only)
10/23/2014 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
10/24/2014 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
10/25/2014 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
10/26/2014 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
10/27/2014 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
10/28/2014 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
10/29/2014 – Philadelphia, PA – Black Box
10/30/2014 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
10/31/2014 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
11/1/2014 – Atlanta, GA – The EARL
11/2/2014 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/3/2014 – Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar *
11/4/2014 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
11/5/2014 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
11/6/2014 – San Antonio, TX – The Korova (w/ TOMBS only)
11/7/2014 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites
11/9/2014 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
11/11/2014 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar Lounge *
11/12/2014 – Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups (w/ WOLVEHAMMER and MORTALS)
11/13/2014 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roboto Project *
11/14/2014 – Albany, NY – Boogies *
*=headlining off-date

ARCH ENEMY and KREATOR announce split 7″ for upcoming North American tour

This October/November, metal icons ARCH ENEMY will be returning to North American soil to tour in support of their new, critically acclaimed album, War Eternal! To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will be releasing a split 7″ with KREATOR, who are direct support on the run. Available starting at the Baltimore show on October 23, be sure to purchase this exclusive transparent red 7″ (limited to 500 copies) at the merch table; a dark red 7″ (limited to 500 copies) will also be available on KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY’s European tour, which sees ARCH ENEMY as direct support.

ARCH ENEMY/KREATOR split 7″ track-listing:
Side A (ARCH ENEMY)
1. Breaking The Law (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
Side B (KREATOR)
1. Iron Destiny

ARCH ENEMY’s Michael Amott (guitar) comments: “Super excited about the upcoming tours in Europe and USA with KREATOR, and it’s really cool to have this split vinyl 7″ coming out to celebrate the extreme metal party of the year! Covering the JUDAS PRIEST classic ‘Breaking The Law’ is obviously not the most original idea, but this is a heavily rearranged version that sounds very ARCH ENEMY, and anyhow there’s no denying that the mighty PRIEST is a great influence on ARCH ENEMY…Enjoy this unique and limited KREATOR/ARCH ENEMY release and see you on the road!”

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Pig Destroyer Stream ‘Mass & Volume’ EP; Announce Additional Tour Dates

Grindcore masters PIG DESTROYER recently announced plans to release a two song doom EP entitled Mass & Volume. Previously available for a limited time as a digital only release with all of the proceeds going to the family of former Relapse Records employee Pat Egan, who tragically passed away last year, this cult release will now be available on physical formats for the first time ever.

Today, PIG DESTROYER present the the full stream of the monolithic EP. Listen to Mass & Volume;

Written and recorded during the final hours of the sessions for 2007?s Phantom Limb LP, Mass & Volume finds PIG DESTROYER?s typically break neck speed virtually come to a grinding halt with two epic songs of crushing doom. The album will be available on October 14th in North America, October 13th in the UK/World and October 10th in Germany/Benelux/Finland. Mass & Volume will be limited to a one time press of 2000 CDs worldwide and a limited run of colored vinyl, each featuring the stunning cover art from legendary artist Arik Roper (High on Fire, Sleep).

Additionally, the band has revealed more upcoming tour dates including shows with Eyehategod, Ringworm, Dropdead and Full of Hell in numerous cities that they have never before played.

Check out a full list of dates below and stay tuned for more from PIG DESTROYER.
Pre-Order ‘Mass & Volume’ from Relapse Records Here »
Pig Destroyer Tour Dates:
Oct 11 Baltimore, MD Malenski Family Benefit show @ Ottobar
Nov 20 San Antonio, TX Karova
Nov 21 Houston, TX Fitzgerald?s w/ Eyehategod, Today is the Day & Venomous Maximus
Nov 22 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack?s w/ EyehategodDec 19 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall w/ Dropdead and Hivemasher

Dec 20 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church w/ Dropdead, Fight Amp and UltraMantis Black

Jan 31 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar w/ Ringworm, Full of Hell and more

May 29-31 Bristol, UK Temples Festival (2015)

DEICIDE kicks off ‘In The Minds of Evil’ headline tour

DEICIDE hit the road again in support of their latest album, IN THE MINDS OF EVIL (2013). This time around they are joined by special guests Septic Flesh, Inquisition, Abysmal Dawn, Carach Angren. They have also put together a static video for the tour.

Check out “GodKill” from IN THE MINDS OF EVIL:

Head over to the DEICIDE merchandise table to pick up your copy of IN THE MINDS OF EVIL directly from the band!

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CARACH ANGREN stream “There’s No Place Like Home”

Melodic black metal masters CARACH ANGREN have released a new track in anticipation of their first-ever North American tour. The track, titled “There’s No Place Like Home” is streaming now at Lambgoat.com.

“There’s no Place Like Home” is taken from the band’s forthcoming album, to be released in 2015 by Season of Mist. The album was recorded by Patrick Damiani (FALKENBACH) and will be mixed by acclaimed producer Peter Tägtgren (DIMMU BORGIR, IMMORTAL, SEPTICFLESH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, AMORPHIS).

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MARDUK working on new album for 2015

MARDUK are in the studio at the moment to record their new album “Frontschwein” which is planned to be released in January 2015.

INQUISITION announce headlining European tour

Black metal powerhouse INQUISITION has announced a headlining European tour. The tour sees INQUISITION with support from ARCHGOAT, ONDSKAPT, and BLACKDEATH. The tour kicks off on January 20 in Germany, and continues through 11 different countries. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Regarding the new tour, founding member Dagon comments:

“The time has come to close the black circle, and journey together as one shadow by gathering what we feel is a line-up of cults that we know will offer the atmosphere we seek to bring to you. We are honored to have assembled and bring to all followers this occasion to witness live in the flesh, in support of the INQUISITION headlining tour 2015. As direct support we have chosen the beast of ARCHGOAT right out of Finland for their long dedication to Black Metal and the art of occult music in general; simply one of our favorite bands and a classic act. Equally proud to have with us will be the obscure Swedish cult ONDSKAPT casting their potent dose of highly lethal poisons, and, the unique darkened souls of BLACKDEATH from Russia evoking abstract rites of dark frequencies whom we are very proud to have joining us. From beginning to end throughout the evening, we would like to offer an occasion of ritual to the ancient ones and initiation to the newly arrived. Raise the chalice!?

INQUISITION are currently embarking on a previously announced fall North American tour. The “In the Minds of Evil” tour sees INQUISITION playing alongside DEICIDE, SEPTICFLESH, CARACH ANGREN, and ABYSMAL DAWN. The tour, which began last night in Charlotte will continue throughout the United States until Oct. 29.

INQUISITION are touring in support of their critically acclaimed new album, ‘Obscure Verses for the Multiverse’. ‘Obscure Verses for the Multiverse’, the band’s first for Season of Mist, has landed on several “best of 2013″ year-end lists, including Decibel Magazine, MetalSucks, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Buzzfeed, Invisible Oranges, and many more.

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INTER ARMA: Streaming ‘The Cavern’ in Full; Announce Additional Tour Dates

Richmond, VA genre-destroying metallers INTER ARMA are streaming their entire 45+ minute, single song EP entitled The Cavern via Pitchfork HERE.

Originally written during the summer of 2009, but reworked and perfected over the last few years, The Cavern was recorded last year during breaks from the relentless touring the band did with the likes of Baroness, Russian Circles, Ulcerate and numerous others. The recording was captured with producer Mikey Allred at Dark Art Studios in Madison, TN, the same surroundings and setup that captured last year’s monolithic Sky Burial LP.

Shifting from Americana laced extreme metal to doom to stoner rock to prog all within a single song, INTER ARMA’s The Cavern is an opus that will surely be heralded for years to come as a work of true artistic vision and endurance.

The EP, which features guest vocals from Windhand?s Dorthia Cottrell will see it?s official release in North America on October 14th, in the UK/World onOctober 13th and in Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 10th.

Additionally, the band has announced a short run of East Coast shows this October, including headlining the official MetalSucks / Metal Injection CMJ Showcase in Brooklyn, NY. The quintet has also confirmed a co-headlining European tour with German sludge duo Mantar this November through December. INTER ARMA will also be making an appearance at next year’s Maryland Deathfest. A complete listing of tour dates is available below.

Inter Arma Tour Dates:

Oct 11 Blacksburg, VA Ceritano?s
Oct 21 Brooklyn, NY Acheron w/ King Parrot, So Hideous, Lazer/Wolf and Moon Tooth
Oct 22 Philadelphia, PA Mitten House
Oct 23 Lindenwold, NJ Sex Dungeon
Oct 24 Harrisonburg, VA Blue Nile

Nov 14 Charlottesville, VA Main Street Annex

***All dates from Nov 29 to Dec 20 w/ Mantar***

Nov 27 Athens, Greece Death Disco (Inter Arma only)
Nov 28 Tilburg, Netherlands Little Devil (Inter Arma only)
Nov 29 Nijmegen, Netherlands Merelyn
Nov 30 Antwerp, Belgium Music City
Dec 01 London, England Our Black Heart
Dec 03 Glasgow, Scotland Audio
Dec 06 Gigors, France Gigors Electric
Dec 07 Draguignan, France Bucephale
Dec 08 Geneva, Switzerland La Graviere
Dec 09 Bologna, Italy Freak-Out
Dec 10 Milan, Italy Lo-Fi
Dec 13 Leipzig, Germany Zorro
Dec 14 Prague, Czech Republic 007
Dec 15 Flensburg, Germany Sonic Ballroom
Dec 17 Olso, Norway Pokalen
Dec 18 Aalborg, Denmark 1000Fryd
Dec 19 Lyngby, Denmark Templet
Dec 20 Leeuwarden, Netherlands Romein

May 23 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015) @ Soundstage

MAYHEM announce a Norwegian headlining tour

Legendary Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM have announced a headlining tour of Norway. Following MAYHEM’s previously announced November European tour dates, the band will be making stops in Trondheim, Bergen, Oslo, and more. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

MAYHEM is touring in support of their recently released acclaimed album, ‘Esoteric Warfare’. ‘Esoteric Warfare’ has been called “an adventurous and energetic record built on stylistic explorations and enthusiastic shifts” (Pitchfork), “a magnificent black metal album” (Metal Injection), and “a fantastic display of progressive black metal” (Sputnik Music). The album is available as a CD, Limited Edition box set, and various Lp formats. The ‘Esoteric Warfare’ track list can be found below.

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TODAY IS THE DAY Adds Eyehategod Tour To Fall Itinerary

While TODAY IS THE DAY is currently in tour preparation mode — leaving for their brutal trek with support from Lord Mantis in less than a week — the band has confirmed a rash of additional new tour actions, including a crushing US run with the infamous Eyehategod, going to battle for their incoming tenth studio album, Animal Mother.

From October 7th through the 30th, the package withLord Mantis package will storm the across the country, making its way westward, where on November 1st, TODAY IS THE DAY meets up with Eyehategod, as well as Power Trip and Iron Reagan for a pair of shows in Oakland and Santa Ana. Two headlining TITD shows, including a gig with Sea Of Bones, follow, then another nine dates with Eyehategod ensue, coming to a close on November 21st in Houston, with Pig Destroyer also on the final night’s bill. Stand by for even more tour dates from TODAY IS THE DAY to be confirmed in the dark days ahead.

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SYLOSIS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DETAILS

Dormant Heart will be the title of the fourth studio album by the U.K.’s modern thrashers SYLOSIS. Despite the title, it?s not a peaceful album: It’s about a powerful force unleashing anger against everyday injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them.

“It’s the most pissed-off, aggressive and intense album we’ve done, yet it still retains the epic, progressive and melodic side we’re also known for,” reveals SYLOSIS frontman Josh Middleton. “It’s a very gloomy and atmospheric album. We’ve been through a lot as a band and individuals and we’ve made our darkest album to date.

“The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd, how a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it’s ‘tradition’ as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness.”

The album was produced by Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and is mastered by TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney.

“It was great doing some of the recording with Scott again,? Middleton shares about the band?s studio time. ?We’ve got a good working relationship and he’s really dedicated to what he does. We like to strive for a very earthy and organic sound. It adds to the human element and brings out the intensity and vibe in the music.”

SYLOSIS began tracking the new album back in March 2014, working away secretly alongside touring commitments. Drum tracks were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard, who parted ways with the band last month due to time restraints. After filling in for some live shows during SYLOSIS? Spring 2014 tour, BLEED FROM WITHIN?s drummer Ali Richardson is now a permanent member of the band.

SYLOSIS are:
– Josh Middleton – Vocals & Guitars
– Alex Bailey – Guitars
– Carl Parnell – Bass
– Ali Richardson – Drums

DECAPITATED: VIDEO FOR “INSTINCT” NOW AVAILABLE

Instinct [in-stingkt] ? noun: 1) a natural or inherent aptitude, impulse, capacity, or inclination; 2) an inborn pattern of activity or tendency to action common to a given biological species; 3) something you know without learning it or thinking about it; 4) a natural ability.

Visually capturing the music they were born to make for all to revel in, the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel is proud to present the official music video for ?Instinct? by Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED. Enjoy the riff-o-rama here:

The track is from the band?s sixth studio album Blood Mantra which was recorded under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski at Hertz Studio in Poland.

DECAPITATED will be touring the U.S. this October & November as direct support to GWAR

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ABYSMAL DAWN Posts Third Video From Obsolescence Recording Sessions

Los Angeles based extreme metal masters, ABYSMAL DAWN, return with a massive display of refined brutality on their fourth full-length Obsolescence. Obsolescence will be released October 27th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. The album will be released on CD/LP/Digital/Deluxe Digital formats. The CD and digital releases include a bonus cover of Dissection’s “Night’s Blood” and the digital deluxe version includes demo recordings of every song on the album. An exclusive vinyl color is also available and includes a full color album cover poster. The devastating, otherworldly artwork was created by Pär Oloffson. (The Faceless, Spawn of Possession).

Throughout the recording of Obsolescence, ABYSMAL DAWN shot a series of videos documenting the process. Today the band has posted the third video in the series;

The first song off of Obsolescence, “Inanimate” can be heard on Sound Cloud and YouTube. The band recently shot a video for Inanimate directed by Rob Mestas. It will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER To Kick Off Co-Headlining Tour With Suicide Silence

Michigan-based melodic death metal behemoths, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, are ready to quake stages on a Blackcraft-sponsored heavy metal campaign across North America with co-headliners SUICIDE SILENCE. Set to embark tomorrow in Chicago, the tour will rampage its way through twenty-four cities and includes a Knot Fest pre-party performance. Additional support will come from Alterbeast and Chelsea Grin.

Additionally, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER has teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream their October 9th, 2014 concert from New York City. This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a twelve-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen. Fans can tune in on October 9th at 10:25PM EST | 7:25PM PST at screen.yahoo.com/live-nation. The concert can also be streamed remotely through Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox 360.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
w/ Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin, Alterbeast:
10/03/2014 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
10/04/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
10/05/2014 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
10/06/2014 Opera House – Toronto, ON
10/07/2014 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
10/08/2014 Paradise – Boston, MA
10/09/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
10/10/2014 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
10/11/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
10/13/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/14/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/15/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/17/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
10/18/2014 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
10/19/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX w/ Whitechapel, Beartooth
10/21/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
10/22/2014 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
10/23/2014 Yost Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
10/24/2014 San Manuel Amphitheater – Devore, CA (Knotfest Pre-Party)
10/25/2014 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA (no Suicide Silence)
10/26/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
10/28/2014 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10/29/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
10/30/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s critically-lauded Fool ‘Em All DVD was released on May 27th, 2014 and landed at #3 on the Billboard Top Music Video Sales chart upon its first week of release. The full HD version is available now on iTunes, Amazon instant video, and other digital retailers.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s most recent studio offering, Everblack, debuted at #32 on the Billboard Top 200 in June of 2013. The album earned the #3 slot on the Billboard Current Hard Music Albums chart (behind Black Sabbath and Queens Of The Stone Age). Additional chart debuts included #3 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums, #9 on the Billboard Independent Albums, and #30 on the Hits Albums Chart. Everblack also peaked at #15 on the iTunes album chart, and #2 on the iTunes Metal chart, second only to living legends Black Sabbath.

RIGOR MORTIS New Album Streaming in Full on Bloody Disgusting

Twenty-Three years after their last record, and nineteen months after the tragic loss of guitarist Mike Scaccia, DFW TX Speed/Thrash Metal pioneers, RIGOR MORTIS, will release their fourth and final studio album – Slaves to the Grave (Due October 7th via Rigor Mortis Records). This marks the bands first studio album in 23 years, and the first with the classic original line up (Mike Scaccia – guitar, Casey Orr – Bass, Bruce Corbitt – Vocals, and Harden Harrison on drums), since their 1988 eponymous debut album.

With less a then a week before the release of Slaves to the Grave, the band has teamed up with the internet home for everything horror Bloody Disgusting for an exclusive full album stream of Slaves to the Grave. Check out a track-by-track description of the album from the band and listen to in its entirety on Bloody Disgusting.

Following their hometown CD release show, the surviving members of Rigor Mortis will be performing as Wizards of Gore at the upcoming Housecore Horror Film Fest.

WIZARDS OF GORE AT HOUSECORE HORROR FILM FEST
Oct. 23rd – 26th – Emo’s – Austin, TX
The second annual event boasts underground and classic horror screenings and merch, full reunion of cast from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 and 2, as well as a great line up of bands like Superjoint Ritual, GWAR, Danzig, Samhain, Wizards Of Gore (RIGOR MORTIS), Warbeast, Portal, Randy Blythe, Satyricon, Eyehategod, Cattle Decapitation, Unearth, Acid Witch, and many more

Recorded less than a year before Mike’s passing, Slaves To The Grave was to going to herald the band’s long overdue comeback. In February 2012, RIGOR MORTIS entered 13th Planet Studios in El Paso, and recorded the 10 tracks that would become STTG. The artwork was done Michael Broom.

Without question, this record contains some of Mike’s finest work. In his zone and with no restraints, he delivered some absolutely stellar performances. His solo at the end of “Blood Bath”, for instance, is absolutely breathtaking, exposing more heart and soul than precious few of his contemporaries possess.

RIGOR MORTIS dedicates this record to Mike Scaccia 1965-2012.

Slaves to the Grave Track Listing:

1. Poltergeist
2. Rain of Ruin
3. Flesh for Flies
4.The Infected
5. Blood Bath
6. Ancient Horror
7. Fragrance of Corpse
8. Curse of the Draugr
9. Sacramentum Gladiatorum
10. Ludus Magnus

MAYHEM announce new European headlining tour

Legendary Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM have announced a November European headlining tour. The tour sees the band perform in Gdansk, Poland, and will continue through six countries before concluding in Gothenburg, Sweden. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

MAYHEM is touring in support of their recently released acclaimed album, ‘Esoteric Warfare’. ‘Esoteric Warfare’, which has been called “an adventurous and energetic record built on stylistic explorations and enthusiastic shifts” (Pitchfork), “a magnificent black metal album” (Metal Injection), and “a fantastic display of progressive black metal” (Sputnik Music) is streaming here. The album is available as a CD, Limited Edition box set, and various Lp formats here. The ‘Esoteric Warfare’ cover and track list can be found below.

‘Esoteric Warfare’ track list:

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Premieres Full Album Preview at RevolverMag

No one can delude Max and Igor Cavalera anymore. The two SEPULTURA founders show with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY what it means to shoot Thrash and Death Metal straight into the world.

The new studio album Pandemonium will be released on November 3rd in the UK & November 4th US/CAN via Napalm Records and shows that fatigue is a foreign word for them. Front man Max Cavalera rushes with bellow of rage into the fray, lets his brother drum coarsest grooves and puts his finger into the open wound.

Today Revolver Magazine is presenting an exclusive full album preview clip of Pandemonium. The video clip features 30 second samples from the entire album and can be seen here, courtesy of Revolver;

Pandemonium Track Listing:
1. Babylonian Pandemonium
2. Banzai Kamakazi
3. Scum
4. I, Barbarian
5. Carmunhao
6. Apex Predator
7. Insurrection
8. Not Losing the Edge
9. Father of Hate
10. The Crucible
11. Deus Ex Machina
12. Porra

AT THE GATES graces cover of Decibel Magazine’s November issue

On October 27th, “Gothenburg style” melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will release their first new album in 19 years, At War With Reality, which was recorded with the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995). Never compromising their vision, At War With Reality is an album that once again captures the honesty and integrity that has defined AT THE GATES, making them one of the most significant extreme metal names of the past 25 years. True devotees have always been excited by the band’s willingness to be diverse; this upcoming effort continues that tradition after 19 years of anticipation. With this long-awaited album, “the greatest Swedish Death Metal band ever reclaims their rightful throne” (Decibel Magazine).

For an in-depth interview with AT THE GATES about At War With Reality, be sure to purchase Decibel Magazine’s November issue, which features the band as the cover story. This special issue is now available on newsstands and online for $6 at the official Decibel store.

For a preview of At War With Reality, check out the album’s title track:

At War With Reality standard track-listing

1. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
2. Death And The Labyrinth
3. At War With Reality
4. The Circular Ruins
5. Heroes And Tombs
6. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
7. Order From Chaos
8. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
9. The Head Of The Hydra
10. City Of Mirrors
11. Eater Of Gods
12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
13. The Night Eternal

AT THE GATES line-up:
Tomas Lindberg – Vocals
Anders Björler – Guitars
Martin Larsson – Guitars
Jonas Björler – Bass
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums

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