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CONNOISSEUR: New Offering From West Coast Weed Demons Streaming In Full At Decibel; Record To See Release Via Tankcrimes Tomorrow + And Stoner Justice For All Summer Tour Continues

West Coast weed demons, CONNOISSEUR, will unveil the resinated sounds of their Stoner Justice offering tomorrow via Tankcrimes.

Likening themselves to Earth Crisis if they ?smoked weed and listened to Spazz,? CONNOISSEUR?s Stoner Justice recording was initially released in EP form last year and captured by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, Oakland (Annihilation Time, Iron Lung, Vhöl, Brainoil). Stoner Justice redux is remastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering (Abscess, Toxic Holocaust, Voetsek etc.) and has been expanded to fourteen blunted ragers, including a live set professionally recorded at the Tankcrimes Takeover on February 13th, 2015 (mixed and mastered by the same team) and includes a mind-bending cover art collaboration by Skinner (Mastodon) and Hal Rotter (Atriarch, Cough, Eyehategod, Skeletonwitch etc.). Those who puff to the gutter-crusted resonance of Plutocracy, Spazz, Crossed Out, Dystopia, and Earth Crisis, listen up.

In celebration of it?s stony domination, and following teasers from Revolver, No Clean Singing and Cvlt Nation, today the greenskeepers at Decibel Magazine are pleased to unveil the record in all its glassy-eyed goodness.

Issues guitarist Dan Hashthrash, ?We are very excited about the release of Stoner Justice, and to have Decibel streaming it. So excited, in fact, that we are going to smoke a couple joints about it right now. We suggest everyone do the same. Live to smoke, smoke to live!?

Inhale Stoner Justice right now, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.

CONNOISSEUR continues to level stages throughout the US with their weedian odes on the epic, ?And Stoner Justice For All Summer Tour, currently underway. The trek will smoke out over four dozen metropolises through July 11th. Hide your nugs!

CONNOISSEUR ?And Stoner Justice For All Summer Tour [remaining dates]:
6/08/2015 Sexx Mansion ? Indianapolis, IN
6/09/2015 Spacebar ? Columbus, OH
6/10/2015 Now That?s Class ? Cleveland, OH
6/11/2015 The Rock Room ? Pittsburgh, PA
6/12/2015 Northrup House – Buffalo, NY
6/13/2015 No Cars – Rochester, NY
6/15/2015 O?Brien?s – Boston, MA
6/16/2015 Funky Jungle ? Providence, RI
6/17/2015 Soul Sounds ? Long Island, NY
6/18/2015 Acheron ? Brooklyn, NY
6/19/2015 Meatlocker ? Montclair, NJ
6/20/2015 Mill Hill  ? Trenton, NJ
6/21/2015 King Fu Necktie ? Philadelphia, PA
6/22/2015 Skid Row ? York, PA
6/23/2015 house show ? Richmond, VA
6/24/2015 Sidebar ? Baltimore, MD
6/25/2015 The Maywood ? Raleigh, NC
6/26/2015 529 ? Atlanta, GA
6/27/2015 Bigshows ? Statesborough, GA
6/28/2015 TBA ? Gainesville, FL
6/29/2015 The Handlebar ? Pensacola, FL
6/30/2015 Siberia ? New Orleans, LA
7/02/2015 The Shop – Houston, TX
7/03/2015 TBA ? Dallas, TX
7/04/2015 Lost Well  ? Austin, TX
7/05/2015 Korova Basement ? San Antonio, TX
7/06/2015 TBA ? El Paso, TX
7/07/2015 Moonlight Lounge ? Albuquerque, NM
7/08/2015 Yucca Tap Room ? Phoenix, AZ
7/09/2015 TBA ? San Diego, CA
7/10/2015 E. 7th St. Warehouse ? Los Angeles, CA
7/11/2015 924 Gilman St ? Berkeley, CA
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Stoner Justice will see release on CD, LP (on rad splatter vinyl) and digitally via Tankcrimes on June 9th, 2015. For preorder bundles scroll on over to THIS LOCATION.

?It?s loud, it?s in your face, it sometimes makes you feel like you?re having a bad trip, but it could keep playing throughout the day and you?d be happy. Stoner Justice will draw you in like the first bong hit after a long day and exhale you into the smoky, moody world of CONNOISSEUR where you?ll want to stay on the sofa eating crisps and pizza all day with the album on repeat.? ? Distorted Sound

?Within these 31 minutes of violent music, you get fourteen tracks that hit you hard in the chest. So breathe in deep bitch, cough heavily and let CONNOISSEUR take over your body. It?s the gateway drug to more great metal. A step up from last year?s EP, delivering the same punches as last year but adding much more quality substance to give us a quality high that only true musicians can achieve. Blaze this over and over, let me know how you feel in the morning.? ? HeadbangorGTFO

?Fire it up? sit back and just ? take it in man. If you?re into heavy music and you like weed and bands who sing about heavy weed usage, you?ll like this?? ? Mxdwn

?If you?re not familiar with CONNOISSEUR and you?re expecting some paint-by-numbers stoner metal, you?ll have to re-orient your thinking, with or without some weedy assistance. ?Pot Hole? is a seething, searing, thick-riffed outburst of rage, with pissed-off vocal vitriol that will leave your ear drums in tatters. Yeah, CONNOISSEUR do not adjust to an empty pot hole by chanting tranquilizing mantras.? ? No Clean Singing on the track, ?Pot Hole?

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HELLBASTARD: Iconic UK Crust Metal Crossover Unit To Drop New Full-Length Via PATAC Records This July; Video Unveiled

Iconic UK crust metal crossover unit, HELLBASTARD, will unleash the perilous fruits of Feral, their forthcoming new full-length, this July via PATAC Records.

Think you know HELLBASTARD? You know nothing, as Feral has just rewritten the band in vivid shades of scarlet and gold. The tranquil intro piece, ?In Praise Of Bast,? featuring the keyboard skills of Andy ?A-. Droid? Wiggins (ex-Amebix), lulls the listener into a deliciously false sense of security, because seconds after its final note fades into memory, the album?s title track hurtles in with all the subtlety of a muddy jack boot to the head, HELLBASTARD?s patented metallic riffage in full effect, Scruff howling, ?My father was a wolf? my mother was a witch?!?

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

As well as A. Droid?s tinkering of the ivories, HELLBASTARD?s Feral also includes guest appearances from Rob ?The Baron? Miller (also ex-Amebix? indeed, the love of all things Amebix permeates every note and beat of this album) on ?Wychcraft? and Mr. Heavy Metal himself, Andy Sneap (ex-Sabbat/Hell) on ?And The Point Of Your Being Is?.?? But Feral is not about individual performances, or indeed individual songs. It?s about reconnecting with that vital spark in your soul that has been dulled by the technological trappings of modern society. It?s a journey back to the earth, back to yourself, a metallic liturgy to personal freedom and self-expression, a call to the wild that cannot be ignored. Immerse yourself in the chaos and be reborn. ? Ian Glasper/Terrorizer

Check out the Feral track teaser along with the official video for the three-part ?We Are Coven? video currently streaming at Decibel at THIS LOCATION.

Feral Track Listing:
1. In Praise Of Bast ? Feral (featuring Andy ?A. Droid? Wiggins)
2. Outsider Of The Year
3. We Are Coven
A. ?For All Crippled Woods
B. ?I Spit You Poison
C?.Let Them Blast Their Brains
4. Shame On Us
5. And The Point Of Your Being Is?? (featuring Andy Sneap)
6. Wychcraft (featuring Rob ?The Barron? Miller)
7. Social Hand Grenade
8. 4-Paws
9. Engineering Human Consciousness? II
10. All Our Sorrows

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

Feral was tracked at the prestigious Hellfire Recording Studios (Slayer, Motörhead, Orange Goblin, Napalm Death etc.) in Derbyshire, engineered, recorded, produced and mixed by Ajeet Gill (Warlock UK, Slab, I Am Colossus, etc) and will be officially unleashed worldwide on July 17th 2015 on CD and digitally via PATAC Records with exclusive distribution by Independent Label Distribution. The first CD pressing will include a bonus track (not available on digital download or the upcoming 2016 vinyl edition) as well as an eight-page booklet and embossed digipack packaging.

?As ever, the legendary punk-thrashers, led by founder-member guitarist/vocalist Scruff, have poured into this album a massive amount of passion, sadness, anger and sincerity: the work sways from incandescent, bone-crushing, proper (and I mean proper ? proper ? proper!) thrash to heart-breaking, bleak ambience magnificence?? ? 3rdEye.com


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BLACK YO)))GA Joins The Screaming Crow Records Roster

BLACK YO)))GA has signed a worldwide deal with Screaming Crow Records to release its very first ever DVD/CD this Fall.

BLACK YO)))GA, created by 200-hour RYT-certified instructor, Kimee Massie, is vinyasa style yoga set to drone, noise, stoner metal, ambient, industrial, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. It incorporates basic poses in a relaxed environment, while focusing on safe body mechanics. It?s a traditional yoga class in practice, however darker than what you may typically associate with the practice in the Western world.

Since 2012, the music for classes has been a series of mix-tapes. This particular recording, however, was performed and created by the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble, an eclectic group of metallic hippies and doomlords, headed up by Kimee?s husband, Scott Massie. This ensemble has created a soundscape tailored to form a heavy meditative space and spread the benefits of yoga to people in their own art and music communities. People who may battle depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug addiction, trauma/PTSD, phobias, dark passengers, etc., those who may not feel they fit into the typical yoga classes, the people who, in all rights, may need the balance and release of yoga the most to lead rich and fulfilling lives.

This project consists of two releases. The first will be the BLACK YO)))GA DVD/instructional video, Asanas Ritual Vol 1, directed by Joseph Stammerjohn of Eyes To The Sky Films, containing a full one-hour yoga class, stylized and set to their original score. The second release will be a CD version of the soundtrack on its own. Both releases contain plenty of bonus features and will be available in stores and online by the first of October via Screaming Crow Records.

Namaste, Bitches.

The BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble:
Chad Hammitt (Agnes Wired For Sound) ? Guitar, Keyboard, Drums, Vocals
Nick DeMaio (Moonstation Burning) ? Guitar, Drums, Vocals
Adam Weston (Storm King, Vulture) ? Guitar
Gene Fikhman (Vulture, Grisly Amputation) ? Guitar
Nick Noir (Exile, Filth On Demand) ? Bass, Vocals
Mark Bogacki (Complete Failure, Storm King, Enemy Mind) ? Bass, Drums, Vocals
Justin Bach (Vulture) ? Bass
Kelly Gabany (Vulture) ? Drums
Tom D?Andrea (Storm King) ? Drums, Percussion
David Johnson (DeathCrawl) ? Drums
Mark Palmieri (Torrential Bleeding, Reflections) ? Cello, Guitar
Danielle Commisso ? Keyboard, Piano, Violin
Rob Schubert (hEADaCHE) ? Synthesizer, Samples
Mike Tamburro (Crown of Eternity) ? Gongs
Erika May (Emay) ? Vocals, Piano
Allie Oxenblood ? Vocals

Produced and Orchestrated by Scott and Kimee Massie (Innervenus)

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New HUNTRESS Album Static Coming September 25 On Napalm Records!

HUNTRESS Cover Art, Preview of New Song “Flesh”, Track Listing and Exclusive Album Pre-Sale Revealed!

California metallers HUNTRESS have completed their third studio album titled Static to be released via Napalm Records on September 25, 2015. The highly-anticipated record was produced by Paul Fig (Grammy nominated engineer, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Trivium, Ghost BC) and Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry, Executive Producer Sonic Highways series, Producer Sound City Movie), Engineered and Mixed by Paul Fig.

Pre-orders of the album are now available exclusively via the Napalm Records Webstore in North America HERE and Europe HERE. Also check out a snippet of the new song “Flesh” HERE.

Vance Kelly (Slayer, Alice In Chains, Evanescence, Ghost BC) has once again delivered stunning album artwork for HUNTRESS. The band’s creative unity with Vance Kelly remains strong, having also created album covers for Spell Eater and Starbound Beast.

HUNTRESS vocalist Jill Janus comments: “The evolution of HUNTRESS bleeds into Static our third and most prolific album. It is the heaviest and catchiest record we’ve written. The process of writing and recording was new and exciting, at times very difficult for all involved, having to record in between relentless touring. Never have I been so honest in my approach to songwriting; I reveal life-long personal obstacles that I previously feared weaving into my lyrics. I’m so pleased to reveal the cover art for Static by my treasured art warlock Vance Kelly. Hail Heavy Metal!”

HUNTRESS will be hitting the high seas this September as part of the Mötorboat Cruise. The band will appear alongside heavyweights Mötorhead, Slayer, and Anthrax just to name a few. Expect high-energy sets from HUNTRESS featuring favorites off the first two albums and new head bangers from Static. The cruise takes place September 28th – October 2nd. Additional tour dates in support of Static will be announced soon!

Static Track Listing:

Sorrow
Flesh
Brian
I Want To Wanna Wake Up
Mania
Four Blood Moons
Static
Harsh Times On Planet Stoked
Noble Savage
Fire In My Heart
Bonus track: Black Tongue
Bonus track: Vultures Can Wait (7″ vinyl exclusive)

HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal band Professor. The band thrives on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of melodic songwriting, occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS delivers a modern sonic attack while staying true to the roots of heavy metal, with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.

HUNTRESS released their buzzworthy debut album Spell Eater in 2012 on Napalm Records. One year later, the critically-acclaimed Starbound Beast became a sophomore success. Lemmy Kilmister penned lyrics for “I Want To Fuck You To Death” which quickly became a radio hit. The powerful pentad is now on the verge of releasing their third studio album titled Static on September 25, 2015. HUNTRESS has ascended rapidly in the metal world, driven by fierce work ethic and a relentless tour schedule. They’ve supported Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Testament, Danzig, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Amon Amarth, Dragonforce, 3 Inches of Blood and have played a slew of festivals worldwide including Download Festival, The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Metal Fest Open Airs, Heavy MTL and Tidal Wave as headliner. This fall, HUNTRESS joins the Mötorhead Mötorboat cruise featuring Mötorhead, Slayer, Anthrax and more, September 28-October 2. Upcoming 2015 tour dates will be announced soon!

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JASON W. WALTON: New Track From Agalloch Bassist/Self Spiller Mastermind’s Forthcoming Seven-Inch Streaming At Cvlt Nation

Mara is the soon-to-be-released seven-inch from Agalloch bassist/Self Spiller mastermind, JASON W. WALTON. Arranged during the Summer months of 2013, WALTON collected field recordings from places he would visit. He captured the din of humanity on the downtown Portland streets, the rush of ocean waves in Southern California, and the mysteriously comforting monologues emanating from an AM radio. During mid-2014, WALTON manipulated and processed these sounds into disturbingly haunting pieces which would become the basis of Mara.

 

WALTON decided to thematically compose these songs around his struggle with sleep paralysis – a phenomenon in which a person, either falling asleep or awakening, temporarily experiences an inability to move, speak, and react. Through self-imposed sleep deprivation, Walton recounted his episodes of paralysis within the two tracks contained in Mara. During his various episodes, WALTON sometimes feels like he has some kind of spiritual connection or “visit” from lost loved ones. Shortly after first track, “Alp,” was completed, WALTON lost his stepfather unexpectedly. A few months later, shortly after track two, “Yakshi,” was finished, WALTON‘s dear friend and former Metal Maniacs editor, Katherine Ludwig, passed away. Although these two songs are not about these people, they are wholeheartedly dedicated to them making this an intensely personal work.

 

Today Cvlt Nation offers up the first helping of Mara with “Alp.” Keep your eyes wide shut at THIS LOCATION.

 

JASON W. WALTON has been creating surreal and otherworldly soundscapes for over twenty years. In the ’90s he began working under the name Nothing and released four full-length albums and various EPs and singles. He performed live as Nothing in the Midwest and the West Coast before retiring the name in 2003. Since then, WALTON remained busy with other musical endeavors knowing that a return to ambient noise was imminent. WALTON is currently on tour with his primary band, Agalloch with future live solo outtings to be announced in the coming months.

 

AGALLOCH Serpens In Cvlmination Western Hemisphere Tour MMXV w/ Helen Money [remaining dates]:
6/12/2015 Hotel Congress – Tucson, AZ
6/13/2015 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
6/14/2015 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
6/15/2015 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
6/16/2015 Neurolux – Boise, ID
6/17/2015 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
6/18/2015 Venue – Vancouver, BC
6/19/2015 Victoria Event Center – Victoria, BC
6/20/2015 Star Theater – Portland, OR

 

Mara was recorded at Earth in Sound Studios Portland, Oregon with vocals on “Yakshi” performed by Tanner Anderson (Obsequiae, Celestiial) and recorded at HammerHeart Brewing Company Lino Lakes, Minnesota. Mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst) with design and layout by Agalloch’s John Haughm, Mara will be unleashed on June 21st, 2015 via Red Orchard Records on limited edition (300) seven-inch black vinyl housed in a deluxe black arigato sleeve featuring silver debossed artwork. Preorders are available through www.redorchardrecords.com. Each copy comes with a free download code.

 

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ROSETTA Streaming New Song Via Metal Sucks

Available Directly Via BandCamp With “Pay as You Wish”

Pricing June 22nd

After a 12-year journey ROSETTA has been reborn with Quintessential Ephemera. Now a five-piece including new guitarist/vocalist Eric Jernigan (City of Ships), the band recorded their new album Quintessential Ephemera, a many-layered collection of songs at once existential and deeply hopeful. Containing some of the band’s most moody and yet accessible work to date, it still has an upward force to it that delivers an appropriate counterpoint to the darkness and disintegration of The Anaesthete.

Today Metal Sucks is hosting an exclusive stream of the track “Untitled III”. Get an exclusive first listen to the HERE.

Quintessential Ephemera will be available digitally on June 22nd with “pay as you wish pricing” directly from ROSETTA‘s BandCamp page HERE. The band will be playing shows prior to the albums release (listed below). Additional dates will be added soon.

ROSETTA formed in Philadelphia in 2003. Their first two full lengths, 2005’s The Galilean Satellites and 2007’s Wake/Lift, pulled together elements from 90s hardcore, drone, doom, and atmospheric sludge metal. Informed as much by the minimal sonics of Stars of the Lid as by the crushing weight of Godflesh, the band’s experiments had a spaced-out and exploratory feel, appropriately dubbed “metal for astronauts.” With the release of A Determinism of Morality in 2010, the band traded improvisation for a tighter and meaner sound. Leaving the space themes behind, the album focused on retaining melodic sophistication while honing a confrontational urgency.

After concluding a decade-long partnership with Translation Loss Records in 2013, ROSETTA went fully independent and quietly released The Anaesthete, a self-funded, pay-as-you-wish download on Bandcamp. A literal overnight success, the album paid for itself in 24 hours and remained the top-selling release on Bandcamp, in any format, for nearly a month after its release. The Anaesthete was a turning point, the darkest and most conceptual album of the band’s career, a slab of nihilistic despair in the face of the corruption and co-optation of independent music by commercial industry.

Quintessential Ephemera Track Listing:

1. After The Funeral

2. (Untitled I)

3. (Untitled II)

4. (Untitled III)

5. (Untitled IV)

6. (Untitled V)

7. (Untitled VI)

8. (Untitled VII)

9. Nothing in the Guise of Something

ROSETTA Live:

6/17: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (Supporting Dillinger Escape Plan)

6/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ Area 51 (Crucial Fest)

6/20: Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room

7/10: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

7/11: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

7/12: Boston, MA @ O’Briens

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BLACK ANVIL Hail Death

 

New York-based black metal crew, BLACK ANVIL, have been blowing minds and eardrums since forming in 2007, but their third full-length, aptly titled Hail Death is their most epic and fully realized album to date. It’s one of those rare releases that not only stays true to the band’s roots but manages to transcend them in a way that works all of their seemingly disparate influences into an amalgam of heavy music that’s as original as it is earth-shaking.

“When we started this band seven years ago we didn’t have any guidelines but we knew it had to be something different,” explains bassist/vocalist Paul Delaney who?alongside drummer Raeph, guitarists Gary Bennett and, recent addition Sos?are BLACK ANVIL. Details about the band’s early days aren’t easy to find but that’s sort of the point. “We’re from New York and that speaks for itself,” Delaney explains, adding that he started singing out of necessity, a process that required years of effort. “This band is 100% about the music and that’s what we want to focus on and it took a lot of work to get to this point.”

What is known is that the band released their debut Time Insults The Mind in 2008 and followed that up with Triumvirate in 2010 and although they weren’t planning on being a touring act, they literally couldn’t refuse when black metal legends  such as Marduk and Watain all offered to take the act out on tour. That said, BLACK ANVIL have always forged their own path by chopping down the metaphorical trees with their mighty riffs. “Were not influenced by other bands,” Delaney explains, “the only thing I’m influenced by is the fact that I want to be different from them.” It’s true, although the album contains many of the genres stylistic hallmarks, Hail Death trulydefies categorization.

In order to capture the fury this time around the band recorded with J. Robbins of Jawbox, who although best known for recording punk and post-hardcore acts, perfectly understood BLACK ANVIL‘s creative vision. “He’s got a really good style of making records and I knew he would understand that we wanted to make this sound live and organic as opposed to tight and compressed,” Delaney explains, citing Kiss’ Destroyer and Metallica’s Master Of Puppets as inspiration. “I wanted it to be a little more rock n’ roll sounding because I felt the songs were a little bigger and structured,” he elaborates. “It tells a story from beginning to end and the recording reflects that.”

That said Hail Death wasn’t an easy album to make and the band members’ personal turmoil is reflected in every frenzied moment of the album. “I went through a lot of stuff over the past year and it caused me to move and spend a year of my life in solitude,” Delaney says, explaining that for twelve months he would just sit in his room and pour all of his energy and inner turmoil into these songs. “This is our journey,” Delaney explains. “I can honestly say that this is probably the most important thing I’ve ever done in my life, even if it never sees the light of day for some reason I’m insanely proud of it.”

That sort of introspective energy is present all over Hail Death from the epic nine-minute long opener “Still Reborn” to the palm-muted perfection of “Next Level Black.” “Any band should be proudest of their latest album and I think we made a huge jump forward with this one because we had more time and didn’t feel rushed or limited in any way,” says Delaney. A perfect example of this is the song “My Hate Is Pure” which starts with a gently picked intro before it explodes into double-bass driven ecstasy followed by a tempo-shifting climax that listeners won’t expect. This dichotomy between brutality and melodicism lies at the core of Black Anvil’s sound and is what’s helped them develop such a rabid following worldwide.

As anyone who has seen BLACK ANVIL live already knows, the band’s live shows are a full-on barrage of the senses and Hail Death also captures that kinetic energy. “We really wanted to capture our live sound on this record which is one of the reasons we went with J. Robbins,” Raeph explains. “We didn’t want it to sound perfect, we wanted it to sound like us.”  Delaney concurs adding, “We bring it live and I feel confident saying that.”  From the guitar tones to the visuals to the band members’ stage presence, BLACK ANVIL don’t mess around when it comes to what happens onstage.

“We are black metal but we also aren’t interested in doing what hundreds of bands have done before. We’re interested in doing our own thing and this album is the most self-realized expression of that to date,” Delaney summarizes. Ultimately Hail Death is an album that speaks for itself in the sense that it’s both a mission statement and a battle cry. If the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ever descend on the planet, this is the perfect soundtrack to the bloody aftermath.

Recommended if You Like: Dissection, Celtic Frost, Metallica, Bathory, Watain, Emperor, Marduk, Dismember, Destroyer 666

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9/05/2014 Double door ? Chicago, IL
9/06/2014 Agora Ballroom ? Cleveland, OH
9/07/2014 The Waiting Room ? Buffalo, NY
9/08/2014 The Sinclair ? Boston, MA
9/10/2014 Underground Arts: Black Box ? Philadelphia, PA
9/11/2014 Mr. Smalls ? Pittsburgh, PA
9/12/2014 The Empire ? Springfield, VA
9/13/2014 The Broadberry ? Richmond, VA
9/15/2014 The Orpheum ? Tampa, FL
9/16/2014 Masquerade ? Atlanta, GA
9/17/2014 One-Eyed Jacks ? New Orleans, LA
9/18/2014 Fitzgerald?s ? Houston, TX
9/19/2014 Trees ? Dallas, TX
9/20/2014 Red 7 ? Austin, TX
9/22/2014 Club Red ? Phoenix, AZ
9/23/2014 Roxy Theatre ? Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge ? San Francisco, CA

Press Quotes:

“…a bruising display of USBM toughness and attitude…” — Blabbermouth

..raw savagery and sophisticated songwriting…” — All Music

…Honest-to-Satan black metal…” — MetalSucks

?A brawny style of traditional black metal that owes as much to Motorhead and ’80s punk/hardcore as it does Darkthrone.? — Outburn

?An undeniably strong showing for what could become a defining band of the blackened death genre.? — Metal Underground

Black Anvil is:
Paul Delaney  ? Bass/Vocals
Raeph Glicken  ? Drums/Vocals
Gary Bennett ? Guitar/Vocals
Sos ? Guitar

Contacts:
Press – Liz Ciavarella-Brenner – Earsplit PR
Radio – Jared Losow – Relapse Records

Release Date:
May 27th, 2014

Radio Impact Date:
May 19th, 2014

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DERKETA In Death We Meet (remixed/reissue + bonus tracks)

Pittsburgh-based cult doom/death collective, DERKÉTA ? featuring alumni from Novembers Doom, Penance, Demonomacy, Cattle Decapitation and more ? will reissue their soul-swallowing In Death We Meet full-length via Ibex Moon later this month.

Crowned, ?fucking MASSIVE,? and, ?ungodly heavy death/doom from a cadre of ladies who were cracking skulls and tuning low while most of us were still in diapers,? by MetalSucks, and listed among comedian Don Jamieson?s (That Metal Show) top five of 2012 metal list in Revolver, In Death We Meet was initially mixed and mastered by Rickey Budway and released independently in 2012. Remixed by Grave?s Ola Lindgren at Studio Soulless, In Death We Meet redux includes bonus track, ?Darkness Fades Life,? a cover of Sepultura?s ?Troops Of Doom,? (both recorded and mixed by Matt Schor at The War Room) and thrusts forth a sound that sits at the very apex of devouring, coffin-toned grimness. ?This is by far the heaviest sounding recording that DERKÉTA has ever done,? the band asserts. ?The sound is massive, the harmonies and drum tones are enhanced? it?s absolutely crushing.?

In Death We Meet will reemerge on CD via Ibex Moon Records June 16th, 2015 with a wax edition featuring four additional live tracks to surface November 6th, 2015. Devout followers of Winter, early-era My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost and true old school brutality, pay heed.

In Death We Meet Track Listing:
1. Goddess Of Death
2. Obscurities Of Darkness
3. Rest In Peace
4. Until Our Death
5. Shadows Of The Past
6. Last Rites
7. Witchburned
8. In Death We Meet
9. Darkness Fades Life (Bonus)
10. Troops Of Doom (Sepultura Cover)
Live Tracks (LP Only):
11. Shadows Of The Past
12. Obscurities Of Darkness
13. Witchburned
14. Time Of Awakening

DERKÉTA ? a named derived from Stygian Mythology: the goddess of death of a blood drinking cult ? is a doom-influenced four-piece widely acknowledged as the first all-female death metal band. Forged in 1988 by guitarist/vocalist Sharon Bascovsky and drummer Terri Heggen, DERKÉTA spent the past two decades in varying degrees of activity, having released several demos throughout the years. In 2009, guitarist Mary Bielich (Behind Enemy Lines, Novembers Doom, Penance etc.) and bassist Robin Mazen (Castrators, Gruesome, ex-Demonomacy etc.) joined the lineup and began working on what would become their debut full-length, In Death We Meet. Following its recording, Heggen fled the band to pursue other interests and was replaced by Mike Laughlin (Creation Is Crucifixion, Cattle Decapitation) making for their most stable and active lineup to date. Fueled by a desire to stay true to themselves, DERKÉTA?s musical principles are cemented in the spirit of death metal?s early years and as such will never fall to the temptation of popular trends.

??doom/death at its best?? ? The Metal Crypt

??its darkness and murkiness give it an almost black-metal-like sense of atmosphere? The slow and grinding heaviness brings it closer to doom than anything else, no matter how many blade-sharp, glittering eruptions it has. Combine the album with the 2003 collection, Goddess Of Death, and you?ll have a solid primer on this underappreciated representative of a razor-edged, broken-machine, rust-belt sound.? ? Chicago Reader

?[DERKÉTA] have awakened from the cold embrace of their premature burial once more, and seem stronger than ever? ? MetalBandCamp

?This album is all about old school brutality and a never say die attitude.? ? Metal Nightmare

Preorders for In Death We Meet are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

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SECRETS OF THE SKY – Pathway

 

Oakland-based atmospheric doom quintet and recent Metal Blade signees, SECRETS OF THE SKY, will release their long-awaited sophomore full-length this May. Titled Pathway, the mammoth thirteen-track follow-up to 2013?s critically-heralded To Sail Black Waters full-length was engineered, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios with SECRETS OF THE SKY and finds the band at their most poignant.

Dark, brooding, pure, eclectic, Pathway features Garett Gazay fluctuating between monstrous growls and clean, soothing vocal cascades, all the while complimenting the twisted compositions of guitarists Andrew Green and Clayton Bartholomew. Bassist Ryan Healy and drummer Lance Lea round out the lineup, their rhythms and distinctive voices adding further depth to the collective?s meticulous, blackened soundscrapes. Sonically, SECRETS OF THE SKY aimed for a massive, clean, and organic sounding production. Much time was invested in obtaining huge drum sounds and the focus was on single performance takes throughout the process. The result is an ambitious foray into conceptual storytelling, coupled with emotional music full of peaks and valleys. This is a metal record, to be sure, but more importantly, it sounds like an album of music. This is not a random sequencing of songs or a search for a ?hit? single; the tracks all have their place in the story, and the cuts in between actually drive the narrative through sound effects and ambience. SECRETS OF THE SKY?s Pathway is an experience to be had, as well as a record to merely be heard.
Pathway Track Listing:
1. I
2. Three Swords
3. II
4. Angel In Vines
5. Another Light
6. III
7. IV
8. Garden Of Prayers
9. V
10. Fosforos
11. VI
12. Eternal Wolves
13. VII

 

SECRETS OF THE SKY formed in the Oakland, California area in 2010 and have spent that past half decade building a reputation as one of the finest underground metal acts. They?ve patiently and deliberately developed a unique sound that melds psychedelic, progressive atmospheres with heavy doom. With their live show, they work to create a mood and offer an experience, a true companion piece to their albums. SECRETS OF THE SKY?s debut album, To Sail Black Waters was released on Kolony Records in 2013 and managed to find its way onto year end lists in Decibel Magazine and across the blogosphere: metalsucks.net, teethofthedivine.com, and more.
Half of 2013 was devoted to touring, and lead to a split with Godhunter. In 2014, two new tracks were recorded and released as part of the cleverly titled split: GH/OST:S. The cassette edition was unleashed during the SECRETS OF THE SKY and Godhunter tour that June, followed by a deluxe LP and digital release in September via The Compound/Battleground Records. To cap off 2014, the band performed as part of Southwest Terror Fest (Neurosis, Sunn O))), Pelican, Goatsnake, etc.), and Salt Lake City?s LuciFest. After the conclusion of their 2014 touring schedule, SECRETS OF THE SKY dedicated their time to writing and recording their sophomore effort, Pathway.
SCRETS OF THE SKY?s Pathway was  unveiled on May 19th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records. For order bundles, scroll on over to: metalblade.com/secretsofthesky.

Following a successful live incursion supporting label mates, Anaal Nathrakh, last month, Oakland ethereal doom pessimists, SECRETS OF THE SKY, will wage their sonic menace upon the masses on the next leg of their ongoing live infiltration. Set to kick off tomorrow at The Complex in Glendale, California, the band will level ten stages through five states, drawing to a ceremonial close at 7th Circle Collective in Denver, Colorado. The eclectic collective will be touring alongside Tucson sludge ensemble, North, on select dates. SECRETS OF THE SKY is also confirmed to perform the inaugural Death To False Metal gala in Hamden, Connecticut in August alongside Whiplash, Krieg, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Godhunter, Immortal Bird, Secret Cutter and many more, with future onstage endeavors in their plotting stages.

SECRETS OF THE SKY w/ North:
6/12/2015 The Complex ? Glendale, CA
6/13/2015 Caravan ? San Jose, CA w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/14/2015 1078 Gallery ? Chico, CA w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/15/2015 The Wandering Goat ? Eugene, OR w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/16/2015 Rotture ? Portland, OR w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/17/2015 Black Lodge ? Bremerton, WA
6/18/2015 The Pin ? Spokane, WA
6/19/2015 The Railyard ? Billings, MT
6/20/2015 Foot Foot Fest ? Fort Collins, CO w/ Reproacher
6/21/2015 7th Circle Collective ? Denver, CO
8/14/2015 Death To False Metal @ The Outer Space & Ballroom ? Hamden, CT w/ Whiplash, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Immortal Bird more
SECRETS OF THE SKY:
Andrew Green ? guitar
Clayton Bartholomew ? guitar
Garett Gazay ? vocals / keys
Ryan Healy ? bass
Lance Lea ? percussion
?..imagine if you tossed Neurosis, more recent Immortal, and Porcupine Tree into a blender?it?s an awesome fucked up mix.? ? Metal Injection

 

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IMMORTAL BIRD: Windy City-Based Blackened Death Grind Unit Reveals Empress/Abscess Cover Art + Release Date Confirmed

Following last month’s mammothly successful Western Migration live takeover, today Windy City-based blackened death grind unit, IMMORTAL BIRD, confirms the official details of their anticipated Empress/Abscess LP.

 

Set for release next month, the follow-up to 2013’s Akrasia EP was captured by Pete Grossmann (Weekend Nachos, Harm’s Way, Dead In The Dirt) at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, Illinois earlier this year and mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Nader Sadek, Atheist, Origin etc.) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York. Empress/Abscess includes a guest appearance by John Hoffman of Weekend Nachos and finds former drummer/vocalist, Amitay, swapping in her drum stool for a full-time position at the mic with longtime live drummer, Garry Naples (Novembers Doom) taking her place at the kit.

 

IMMORTAL BIRD was forged by drummer/vocalist/lyricist Rae Amitay and brought to fruition by cowriter and guitarist Evan Berry and bassist John Picillo. Their debut EP, Akrasia, mixed by Kurt Ballou and mastered by Brad Boatright, was released in December of 2013 to widespread critical acclaim. Decibel Magazine called the offering, “dark and twisting,” while The Chicago Reader commended the band’s “…sick and greasy black metal that does an admirable job inventing the sound of a mind tearing itself apart.” Elsewhere the sentiment echoed with Ghost Cult crowning Akrasia, “Distinctly disturbing and beautifully harsh,” This Is Not A Scene heralding, “…nineteen minutes of metal greatness,” and Last Rites noting, “these songs don’t really make their point; they insist on it.”

Following several tours that took the band across the United States and into Canada, IMMORTAL BIRD entered the studio to record their debut full-length, Empress/Abscess. Picking up where Akrasia left off, Empress/Abscess delves once again into a cesspool of misery, fury, and anguish with stunning cover art by Kikyz1313 (Akrasia). The album will be released as a collaborative effort, with Broken Limbs Recordings taking charge with vinyl and cassettes, while IMMORTAL BIRD will be self-releasing the CD/digital version under the moniker Manatee Rampage Recordings.

 

In related IMMORTAL BIRD news, the band recently confirmed appearances at Shadow Woods Metal Fest (Midnight, Occulation, Iron Man etc.), Southwest Terror Fest (Sleep, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Dropdead, Bongripper etc.) and Death To False Metal (Whiplash, Krieg, Secrets Of The Sky, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Secret Cutter etc.) with future onstage demolitions in their plotting stages.

 

Empress/Abscess will see release on July 14th, 2015. Teaser tracks to be unveiled in the coming days.

 

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CANCER BATS Releases “Beelzebub” Video; Tour With Danzig To Commence Next Month

CANCER BATS has released a brand new video for “Beelzebub” from their Searching For Zero full-length. View the video now HERE. The video comes as a precursor to the band’s North American dates set to commence next week including a run with Danzig and Pennywise.

 

Vocalist Liam Cormier comments: “We’re so excited to be heading out with Danzig and Pennywise. Both bands have been our favorites since we first got into punk and metal so to have a chance to tour with both is like a dream come true! We’ll be ripping the pit and headbanging until we puke every night!”
In the meantime, previously released CANCER BATS videos for the “Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake,” “Satellites,” and “True Zero” are currently streaming now at cancerbats.com. Fans in the US can order copies of Searching For Zero now at metalblade.com/cancerbats.


CANCER BATS:

6/17/2015 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
6/18/2015 Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
6/19/2015 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MT
6/20/2015 MoSo Rock Bottom – Saskatoon, SA
6/21/2015 International Beer Haus & Stage – Red Deer, AB
6/24/2015 Flashbacks – Kelowna, BC
6/25/2015 Garibaldi Lift Company – Whistler, BC
6/27/2015 Better Than Fred’s – Grande Prairie, AB
7/06/2015 The New Direction – Fargo, ND
7/07/2015 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
7/09/2015 The Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ

w/ Danzig, Pennywise:
7/11/2015 Fox Theater Pomona – Pomona, CA *no Pennywise
7/12/2015 Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park – Flagstaff, AZ

7/13/2015 Friendz Bar & Zombie Burger – Amarillo, TX *CANCER BATS only

7/14/2015 Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
7/15/2015 Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
7/17/2015 South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX
7/18/2015 Club Brady – Tulsa, OK
7/19/2015 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland –  Kansas City, MO
7/21/2015 The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
7/24/2015 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
7/25/2015 Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB
7/27/2015 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
7/28/2015 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
7/30/2015 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
7/31/2015 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV

End Tour 

8/15/2015 Gwar BQ @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond VA

 

During the summer of 2014, Toronto’s CANCER BATS spent several weeks with legendary multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure, Sepultura, Glassjaw) at his studio in Venice, California. The Canadian act was pulled out of their normal, more winter-y element to the beaches of California for the tracking of Searching For Zero. Robinson and the band shared a singular vision to create a personal, vibrant album and the results are apparent. The beloved multiple-JUNO nominated hardcore punk metal band’s fifth studio album features ten tracks that are simultaneously the most melodic, yet menacing CANCER BATS tunes compositions to date. The record incorporates the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut, Birthing The Giant, and the more metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer, while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps And Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. This is CANCER BATS at their pinnacle – their “True Zero.”

 
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YEAR OF THE GOAT RELEASE FIRST TEASER OF UPCOMING ALBUM!

YEAR OF THE GOAT invite us to celebrate their second full length album The Unspeakable which is chock full of conjuring tone and with sinister knells. Painfully beautiful guitar work and Hammond infusions build the foundation for Thomas Sabbathi`s forceful vocals and merge true 70s spirit with a pure ritual for the masses.

The Swedes indulge in occult doom rock full of blackened heart`s blood and elegeant melody lines that will haunt your dreams. With the brand new album teaser you can check it out for yourself: https://youtu.be/gvFWdLcm4f8

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GLORYHAMMER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM SPACE 1992: RISE OF THE CHAOS WIZARDS ON SEPTEMBER 25TH 2015!

In the distant future of the year 1992…war has returned to the galaxy. One thousand years have passed since the brave hero Angus McFife defeated the evil sorcerer Zargothrax in the battle of Dunfermline, trapping the wizard in a frozen prison of liquid ice. But now, a cult of unholy chaos wizards are plotting to release their dark master from his ice-bound tomb and once again unleash the sorcerer Zargothrax upon the universe. The tragic destiny of the Galactic Empire of Fife now hangs in the balance once more…

Mighty warriors of the Galaxy! Today GLORYHAMMER announced that their second album Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards will be unleashed upon the universe on September 25th 2015 AD (After Dundee) via Napalm Records! The album will feature 10 glorious battle anthems, which chronicle the legends of the Galactic Empire of Fife, the titles of which are as follows:

1. Infernus Ad Astra

2. Rise of the Chaos Wizards

3. Legend of the Astral Hammer

4. Goblin King of the Darkstorm Galaxy

5. The Hollywood Hootsman

6. Victorious Eagle Warfare

7. Questlords of Inverness, Ride to the Galactic Fortress!

8. Universe on Fire

9. Heroes (of Dundee)

10. Apocalypse 1992

GLORYHAMMER on the future: “In the coming weeks and months we will reveal how to pre-order the album in various legendary formats, and we may even release a song online for you all to hear! We also have some touring announcement coming …Stay tuned, mighty warriors!

Legendary Hails,

Gloryhammer”

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MOONSPELL EXTEND WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH NAPALM RECORDS!

First they brought the dark flames to their native country – and then set the rest of the world aflame with milestone records such as ‘Irreligious’ or ‘Night Eternal’: After the successful release of their eleventh studio album Extinct in March 2015, which massively hit the charts, the Portugese dark metal pioneers in MOONSPELL have just renewed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records!

Vocalist & MOONSPELL mastermind Fernando Ribeiro about the signing:

MOONSPELL has come to an interesting moment of our life as a band and after releasing Extinct, it was like a veil was taken off our eyes end we decided to only pair with people who believe in our music and who can see beyond and rise above the rotten waters most of the business and music fell into these past few years. With that in mind we joined forces with Napalm again, because they BELIEVE us, because they let us go and dare with our music and because they hold truth to their word. We might not have signed in blood but our starts aligned and it’s with pleasure and hope in a great future that we say these news to all our fans. The future might be dark but without true people like the ones working for Napalm, there would be no tomorrow.”

“We are proud that one of the most exciting and innovative Metal bands of today have prolonged the cooperation with Napalm Records. The path we have started together with the band two albums ago will continue and we will spare no efforts to grow the Portuguese wolves in the future!”

comments Napalm Records- vice president Thomas Caser.

Catch the band live, when they will hit the road for the following summer festivals and an extensive European tour in Fall 2015:

Upcoming summer festivals:

20.06.15 PT – Alhandra / Forte Rock

03.07.15 RU – Moscow / Darkside

18.07.15 ES – Viveiro / Resurrection Fest

21.07.15 SI – Tolmin / Metaldays

08.08.15 UA – Volosyanka / Carpathian Alliance Metal Festival

14.08.15 RO – Rasnov / Rockstadt Extreme Fest

29.08.15 TR – Istanbul / Metal Fest Headbangers’ Weeking

“The Road To Extinction” – Tour Part 2:

23.10.2015 AT – Innsbruck / Weekender

24.10.2015 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra

25.10.2015 AT – Graz / PPC

26.10.2015 AT – Vienna / Szene

27.10.2015 SK – Bratislava / Majestic Music Club

28.10.2015 PL – Cracov / Fabryka

29.10.2015 PL – Poznan / Eskulap

30.10.2015 PL – Warsaw / Progresja

31.10.2015 PL – Gdansk / B90

01.11.2015 LT – Vilnius / Forum Palace

02.11.2015 LV – Riga / Melna Piektdiena

03.11.2015 EE – Tallinn / Rockclub Tapper

04.11.2015 FI – Jyväskylä / Lutakko

05.11.2015 FI – Tampere / Klubi

06.11.2015 FI – Helsinki / Tavastia

07.11.2015 FI – Joensuu / Kerubi

09.11.2015 SE – Stockholm / Debaser Strand

10.11.2015 NO – Oslo / John Dee

11.11.2015 SE – Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers

12.11.2015 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset

14.11.2015 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei

15.11.2015 CZ – Zlin / Winter Masters of Rock

16.11.2015 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch

17.11.2015 CH – Solothurn / Kulturfabrik Kofmehl

18.11.2015 IT – Brescia / Circo Colony

19.11.2015 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville

20.11.2015 FR – Strasbourg / Laiterie

21.11.2015 BE – Huy / Atelier Rock
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GRUESOME: Schuldiner-Hailing Supergroup Launches New Lyric Video For Namesake Track + Death Cover Revealed

Death-adoring metal collective, GRUESOME, continues to floor the masses with their Schuldiner salutes, this time with a lyric video for their namesake track as well as a pulverizing cover of Death’s “Land Of No Return” (from Scream Bloody Gore).

 

Both tunes come via the band’s critically-lauded Savage Land full-length with “Land Of No Return” featuring on the deluxe digital edition of the offering. Boasting a powerhouse cast of characters with members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derketa, GRUESOME pays its respects to death metal’s most celebrated founding American acts, Death, in a way that’s at once familiar but refreshing; an addictively punishing exhibition of late-’80s/early-’90s Florida-styled death metal that keeps the true sound and spirit of Chuck Schuldiner alive and well.

 

In an 8/10 review, Decibel crowns Savage Land, “less an exercise in nostalgia than a perfect reconstruction of a lost world.” “This isn’t your crusty, nasty, run-of-the-mill retro death metal,” adds Metal Injection, “Hell no. This is the advanced, dripping-rot-from-the-corners-of-a-coffin, putrid, vile death metal throwback that you’ve been waiting for.” Exclaim agrees noting in an 8/10 review, “The enthusiasm alone on Savage Land is awe-inspiring. This is a fun romp through the rehearsal space of a bunch of longhairs who love a band so much it hurts.” “From this nod to the past comes a fertile energy that raises the excitement levels of the music,” boasts About.com in a 4/5 rating, furthering, “Each song is charged up, never falling victim to parody. Though it’s not on par with being proclaimed as an unreleased Death record, the musicians involved are passionate enough to write songs that pay tribute without being a direct copy.” In an 8.5/10 score, Metal Forces reasons, “Maybe it’s because the scene has become polluted by that all too glossy set of dynamics and our undying need for those vintage glories rises. Then again though, it could simply be down to the fact that GRUESOME has crafted a very good, solid death metal record that will have you screaming through bloody, gore-soaked vocal chords.” PureGrainAudio hails, “eight slices of gruesome death metal [that] most definitely hit the mark,” while New Noise champions the band’s, “injection of a sound’s legacy… done with severe respect and savage intensity.”

 

The lyric video accompaniment to closing track, “Gruesome,” is currently clawing its way through the eyes and ears of No Clean Singing, visitors, who issues of the tune, “Everything about this song suits both its name and the band’s name, from Matt Harvey’s first protracted howl to the grisly aura cast by the morbid riffs and the shrieking guitar solos (which are hot enough to singe your eyebrows). But the song is as much a hard-charging romp as it is a manifestation of oozing putrescence. And as has been said by many others already, you have to feel that it would put a proud smile on Chuck Schuldiner’s face.”

 

Check it out HERE.

Additionally, you can feast your ears on GRUESOME’s cover of “Land Of No Return,” via Relapse’s latest podcast at THIS LOCATION.

 

And if you missed it, you can still delight in the gore, nudity and violence of the band’s unrepentantly brutal NSFW video clip for “Savage Land” still playing at Bloody Disgusting at THIS LOCATION as well as a very special reconfiguration of Slayer’s “Black Magic,” currently streaming at Metal Injection at THIS LOCATION.

 

GRUESOME was borne out of guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey (Exhumed) and drummer Gus Rios’ (Malevolent Creation) mutual involvement with the Death To All tours. After discarding the idea of putting together another incarnation of DTA to focus exclusively on Death’s first two albums, Harvey half-jokingly suggested writing their own songs in that vein. The idea gained traction and Rios later recruited Possessed guitarist Daniel Gonzalez and Derketa bassist Robin Mazen to record the material in Florida. Savage Land was tracked by Rios and Gonzalez at Riversound Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, mixed by Jarrett Pritchard at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, and features a guest guitar solo on “Closed Casket” by James Murphy as well as cover art by legendary illustrator Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth, Massacre, Athiest et el).

 

Savage Land is out now via Relapse Records on CD, LP and all digital outlets. Physical orders are available now at THIS LOCATION, and digital orders HERE.

 

“…just so goddamned fun.” – MetalSucks

 

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VALDUR: Sierra Mountains Blackened Death Merchants Emerge From Their Crypts With The Infernal Fruits Of Pathetic Scum; Artwork + Track Listing Revealed

Following an extended slumber, Mammoth Lake, California-based black/death merchants, VALDUR, emerge from their crypts with the infernal fruits of latest offering, lovingly dubbed Pathetic Scum.

 

The follow-up to 2013’s soul-devouring At War With full-length, which Meat Mead Metal appropriately heralded for filling, “that void of anger and disengagement with society that may be darkening your heart,” Pathetic Scum was tracked entirely at the band’s clandestine Bloody Mountain Bunker, mixed by drummer Matthew, mastered by Dan at Morbid Mastering and offers up seven cruel odes of audio abhorrence as only VALDUR can conjure. Featuring the addition of new guitarist, Vuke, the record delivers a blizzardy onslaught of warring riffs, bestial blasts, wrath-infused vocal offensives and an overwhelming atmosphere of pandemonium, trepidation and all-encompassing ruthlessness. Indeed, Pathetic Scum is a true testament of a diseased society gone sour and maintains VALDUR‘s place as one of America’s best kept extreme metal secrets.

 

Relays VALDUR, from the tombs, “Guitarist/vocalist Samuel is still with us so to speak, but he is so busy with personal/family matters at the moment. Vuke, new guitarist, is not a replacement, but a full time member of VALDUR. And for live dates this spring, Roskva will be on vocals again. And we have William on bass and Matthew on drums. We all appreciate anyone who takes the time in this world to have a listen to our music. It is built and molded by our own hands to the form and shape that we like. With these new songs, we give you something different yet again along the obscure VALDUR timeline…”

 

Pathetic Scum Track Listing:

1.Tank Torture

2. Impending Doom

3. Blessings Of The Goat

4. Pathetic Scum

5. Incantre Pt. II

6. Morbid Emanations

 

Featuring past and current members of Weverin, Endless Blizzard and Plutocracy, VALDUR was forged at the turn of the century in a small mountain town located in the pulsating heart of the Sierra Mountains where the Death Valley desert lands meet the ascending Mt. Whitney and where the unholy collective dwells without interference of fashionable scenes or rulebooks.

 

VALDUR 2015:

Vuke – guitars

William – bass

Matthew – drums

Roskva – (live) vocals

 

Pathetic Scum will be officially unveiled digitally and in digipak format via the band’s own Bloody Mountain Records on June 30th, 2015.

 

“There’s no question this band can make heavy music, but there’s also emotional depth to be found as well.” – Metal Injection

 

 

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AMBASSADOR GUN: No Clean Singing Blasts The Public In The Face With “Invaders” From Looming Third Album By Minneapolis Grinders

AMBASSADOR GUN would like to take this opportunity to invite your face over to No Clean Singing, where they’ll proceed to unload a new single directly into it, with “Invaders.” Don’t worry; it will all be over quick enough, as these Minneapolis hardcore grind mercenaries like to lay down their savagery and leave you lying in a smoldering pile of carnage and blunt smoke with little time for screwing around, as aptly captured on the beating that is their impending third album, Tomb Of Broken Sleep.

 

No Clean Singing declares just before AMBASSADOR GUN‘sfiery audio execution, “There’s a reason for that blurred, fanged muzzle on the cover of the new album. You’ll figure it out pretty damned quick when you let ‘Invaders’ loose in your head. It’s a hybrid barrage of death/grind/crust propelled by riffs so monstrously beefy that they’ll vibrate your teeth and by bass-and-drum blows that go off like warheads. It’s hard to know what’s more obliterating – the furious rampage with which the track begins or the slower crush-fest that comes afterward…”

 

AMBASSADOR GUN’s “Invaders” will smoke your face right off; peer into your speakers and CLICK HERE.

 

The band also gave up two singles from Tomb Of Broken Sleep for 4/20, with “Heart Of Corruption” and “Narcotic,” both burning RIGHT HERE.

 

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording (Blue Ox, Guzzlemug, Nerves) in Minneapolis, the follow-up to AMBASSADOR GUN‘s 2012-released Golden Eagle album, Tomb Of Broken Sleep presents the band in top form. Unloading ten new tracks in just over twenty-six minutes, the consuming grooves on this record exemplify the band as one that can fearlessly write songs that are as devastatingly caustic as the are infections and memorable.

 

AMBASSADOR GUN‘s thundering hardcore/crust-soaked grindcore can be witnessed through a solid arsenal of releases including their When In Hell debut CD in 2009, a split 7″ with Enabler and the Rich 7″, both in 2011, and most recently the brutalizing sophomore album, Golden Eagle, which following its initial independent release was picked up by Prosthetic Records. AMBASSADOR GUN will issue Tomb Of Broken Sleep independently, with the digital release set for July 15th, 2015, and a physical edition to follow shortly after.

 

Having taken their brutal tactics out on the road heavier than ever over recent years, 2015 will prove no different as new tour plans are being devised building up to and through the release of Tomb Of Broken Sleep this putrid Summer.

 

 

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DERKÉTA: Classic Doom/Death Collective To Reissue In Death We Meet Full-Length Via Ibex Moon; Record Features Updated Mix By Grave’s Ola Lindgren + Bonus Tracks

Pittsburgh-based cult doom/death collective, DERKÉTA – featuring alumni from Novembers Doom, Penance, Demonomacy, Cattle Decapitation and more — will reissue their soul-swallowing In Death We Meet full-length via Ibex Moon later this month.
Crowned, “fucking MASSIVE,” and, “ungodly heavy death/doom from a cadre of ladies who were cracking skulls and tuning low while most of us were still in diapers,” by MetalSucks, and listed among comedian Don Jamieson’s (That Metal Show) top five of 2012 metal list in Revolver, In Death We Meet was initially mixed and mastered by Rickey Budway and released independently in 2012. Remixed by Grave’s Ola Lindgren at Studio Soulless, In Death We Meet redux includes bonus track, “Darkness Fades Life,” a cover of Sepultura’s “Troops Of Doom,” (both recorded and mixed by Matt Schor at The War Room) and thrusts forth a sound that sits at the very apex of devouring, coffin-toned grimness. “This is by far the heaviest sounding recording that DERKÉTA has ever done,” the band asserts. “The sound is massive, the harmonies and drum tones are enhanced… it’s absolutely crushing.”
In Death We Meet will reemerge on CD via Ibex Moon Records June 16th, 2015 with a wax edition featuring four additional live tracks to surface November 6th, 2015. Devout followers of Winter, early-era My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost and true old school brutality, pay heed.
In Death We Meet Track Listing:
1. Goddess Of Death
2. Obscurities Of Darkness
3. Rest In Peace
4. Until Our Death
5. Shadows Of The Past
6. Last Rites
7. Witchburned
8. In Death We Meet
9. Darkness Fades Life (Bonus)
10. Troops Of Doom (Sepultura Cover)
Live Tracks (LP Only):
11. Shadows Of The Past
12. Obscurities Of Darkness
13. Witchburned
14. Time Of Awakening
DERKÉTA – a named derived from Stygian Mythology: the goddess of death of a blood drinking cult — is a doom-influenced four-piece widely acknowledged as the first all-female death metal band. Forged in 1988 by guitarist/vocalist Sharon Bascovsky and drummer Terri Heggen, DERKÉTA spent the past two decades in varying degrees of activity, having released several demos throughout the years. In 2009, guitarist Mary Bielich (Behind Enemy Lines, Novembers Doom, Penance etc.) and bassist Robin Mazen (Castrators, Gruesome, ex-Demonomacy etc.) joined the lineup and began working on what would become their debut full-length, In Death We Meet. Following its recording, Heggen fled the band to pursue other interests and was replaced by Mike Laughlin (Creation Is Crucifixion, Cattle Decapitation) making for their most stable and active lineup to date. Fueled by a desire to stay true to themselves, DERKÉTA‘s musical principles are cemented in the spirit of death metal’s early years and as such will never fall to the temptation of popular trends.
 “…doom/death at its best…” – The Metal Crypt
“…its darkness and murkiness give it an almost black-metal-like sense of atmosphere… The slow and grinding heaviness brings it closer to doom than anything else, no matter how many blade-sharp, glittering eruptions it has. Combine the album with the 2003 collection, Goddess Of Death, and you’ll have a solid primer on this underappreciated representative of a razor-edged, broken-machine, rust-belt sound.” – Chicago Reader
 “[DERKÉTA] have awakened from the cold embrace of their premature burial once more, and seem stronger than ever” – MetalBandCamp
“This album is all about old school brutality and a never say die attitude.” – Metal Nightmare
Preorders for In Death We Meet are currently available at THIS LOCATION.
For review links and interview requests contact liz@earsplitcompound.com.

KHEMMIS: Denver Doom Unit Delivers “Antediluvian” From Debut LP Through The Obelisk

Underworld rock/doom portal, The Obelisk, is now running an exclusive premiere of “Antediluvian,” by Denver-based doom quartet, KHEMMIS, the crushing fourth track on the band’s impending Absolution debut LP which sees the band joining the likes of Samothrace, Graves At Sea, Pallbearer, Yob, Mournful Congregation, Lycus, Atlantean Kodex on the 20 Buck Spin roster.

 

With an in-depth investigation of KHEMMIS‘ new single, and of the album as a whole, the write-up accompanying “Antediluvian” perfectly breaks down the band’s tremendous chemistry and commanding songwriting skills, issuing in part, “one can hear that Absolution is a work geared more toward uniting styles to find something new from them rather than contrasting them, digging back to the theatrical death-doom roots of more modern doom à la Pallbearer and bringing in atmospheres that feel born out of classic Paradise Lost and Novembers Doom to add a shot of adrenaline and extra push where and when they feel it’s called for. The balance they strike and the fluidity they’re able to conjure are two of Absolution‘s most impressive aspects, but neither is the righteousness of a riff like that which anchors ‘Antediluvian’ to be understated.”

 

Let KHEMMIS’ new “Antediluvian” single free via The Obelisk now at THIS LOCATION.

 

Decibel Magazine also previously delivered “Torn Asunder” from Absolution HERE.

 

In addition to their hometown record release show on August 1st, KHEMMIS is days from unveiling a widespread Western US tour in support of Absolution.

 

KHEMMIS Live:

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

 

Through the devastating clarity of the production by Dave Otero’s Flatline Audio (Cobalt, Nightbringer, Cephalic Carnage), generations of doom influence are incorporated into the construct of KHEMMISAbsolution, each of its six sprawling and empowering works like a conduit to the genus of the genre and together forging a venerable testament to what heavy doom rock is in 2015. Often within the scope of a single song, KHEMMIS veers effortlessly between the crushing heaviness of Southern sludge and the somber melodies of traditional doom metal, cohesively weaving the disparate styles into their own immediately recognizable form, as the dual vocal-style approach merges guttural devastation into a wholly smooth classic doom/heavy rock delivery. The album’s Fantastic Frazetta-inspired cover art was created by Sam Turner (Speedwolf, Black Breath, Trve Brewing).

 

20 Buck Spin will release Absolution on CD/digital on July 7th with the LP version coming in August.

 

Review copies of Absolution and interviews with KHEMMIS are now available. Worldwide, direct all band coverage inquiries to dave@earsplitcompound.com.

 

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LUCIFER Streaming Debut Album On Invisible Oranges

Lucifer I Available June 16th on Rise Above Records

A towering exercise in doom” –9/10 – Decibel Magazine

…a delightful collection of occult themed goodness-Culture Collide-

LUCIFER show that they have something to prove on their debut album. The songwriting is second to none, and the production is stellar.-5/5 – Skulls N Bones-
Berlin-based heavy metal blues rockers, LUCIFER, will release their debut Lucifer I June 16th via Rise Above Records. Lucifer I can be pre-ordered on iTunes, Amazon and the Rise Above Store.

People have been clamoring to hear the album, and now they have the chance as Invisible Oranges is hosting an exclusive full album stream of Lucifer I. Check out it along with an exclusive interview with singer Johanna Sadonis HERE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/30: San Diego, CA @ Casbah

7/31: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

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

8/3: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

8/4: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

8/5: Seattle, WA @ Neumos

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

8/8: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater

8/10: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

8/11: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

8/12: Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch

8/13: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

8/14: Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon

8/15: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

8/17: Boston, MA @ Royale

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

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

8/20: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

8/21: Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s

8/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

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

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PARADISE LOST enters worldwide charts with new album, ‘The Plague Within’

Returning with opus number fourteen, The Plague Within, PARADISE LOST has once again refined the chemical equation to their sonic alchemy with the kind of creative invincibility few can afford. For their efforts, the band has entered charts worldwide, which are listed below:
#3 UK rock charts
#4 Finnish album charts
#7 German album charts
#14 Austrian album charts
#15 USA Heatseekers charts
#21 Swiss album charts
#28 Dutch album Top 100
#32 French album charts
#51 UK album charts
#89 Belgian album Top 200 Flemish
#128 Belgian album Top 200 Wallonia
Read on for some reviews about PARADISE LOST‘s critically acclaimed new album, from press worldwide:

“The 14th visit to this sprawling PARADISE LOST estate is one of the most satisfying yet.”9/10 Decibel Magazine (US)

PARADISE LOST refuse to be pigeonholed.”Metal Sucks.net (4/5)

“A rousing return to form.”Brave Words.com (8.5/10)

“…the doom lords are back with a vengeance.” Skulls N Bones.com (5/5)

“Deadly solemn, mature crystalline, elegance counterposed against a celebratory moderation of atavistic extreme impulses.”Metal Hammer (UK) (9/10)

“…new opus ‘The Plague Within’ is simply the most potent expression of the band’s morose ethos in two decades.”The Guardian (UK)

“PARADISE LOST travel back to their very roots to find the perfect balance between epicness, melancholy and brutality.”Lagrosseradio (F)

“Back to the early years, massive riffs, great melodies, death vocals and doom influences along with this hypnotic charm.”Metallian (F)

“With PARADISE LOST’s impressive song-writing capabilities, has resulted in an excellent album that is sure to please fans of all eras of these legends.”Lords of Metal (NL) (88/100)

“On ‘The Plague Within’ you can hear the very best side of PARADISE LOST.”Aardschok (NL) (85/100)

For a preview of The Plague Within, be sure to check out the following previously released singles:
–“Beneath Broken Earth”: https://youtu.be/55XlIPzY5q0
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–“No Hope In Sight”: https://youtu.be/F7O1z-Vw9Vc
Fans in Germany click here: http://www.muzu.tv/paradise-lost/no-hope-in-sight-lyric-video-video/2398367/

The Plague Within can be purchased at your local retailer and digital service provider, as well as at O Merch/JSR: http://www.jsrdirect.com/bands/paradiselost

PARADISE LOST live:
15.08. – DE Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival

“The Plague Within” – Europe 2015
27.09. – IE Dublin – The Academy
28.09. – UK Belfast – The Limelight
30.09. – UK Manchester – Academy 2
01.10. – UK Glasgow – Garage
03.10. – UK Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
04.10. – UK London – Koko
05.10. – DE Cologne – Live Music Hall
06.10. – BE Antwerp – Trix Muziekcentrum
07.10. – NL Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg
09.10. – DE Berlin – Huxley’s Neue Welt
10.10. – SE Malmö – KB
11.10. – SE Göteborg – Sticky Fingers
13.10. – FI Helsinki – The Circus
15.10. – SE Stockholm – Debaser Strand
16.10. – NO Oslo – John Dee
17.10. – DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
18.10. – DE Hamburg – Gruenspan
20.10. – CZ Prague – MeetFactory
21.10. – PL Wroclaw – Alibi
22.10. – PL Gdansk – B90
24.10. – CZ Ostrava – Barrak
25.10. – SK Bratislava – Randal Club
26.10. – HU Budapest – Barba Negra
27.10. – HR Zagreb – Vintage Industrial Bar
29.10. – SI Nova Gorica – Mostovna
30.10. – DE Munich – Theaterfabrik
31.10. – AT Vienna – Arena
02.11. – IT Milan – Live Club
03.11. – CH Solothurn – Kofmehl
05.11. – ES Barcelona – Salamandra
06.11. – ES Madrid – Sala Arena
07.11. – ES Bilbao – Sala Stage Live
08.11. – FR Bordeaux – Rocher de Palmer
09.11. – FR Paris – Le Trabendo
10.11. – FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie

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CATHEDRAL To Release CD/DVD Reissue of In Memoriam June 29th on Rise Above Records

As with a choice few truly great bands, the first self-financed cassette recording by CATHEDRAL – made available in October 1990 – was a pioneering underground masterpiece in its own right; the sound of a young band exploring its newfound chemistry, finding confident variations on a flawless list of influences and cultivating a sound and style that would prove hugely inspirational throughout the 1990s and beyond, being a major influence on everyone from Electric Wizard through to Reverend

Bizarre.

Where most demos are little more than a dry run for the first album, In Memoriam still has its own distinct and important identity in the CATHEDRAL canon. The debut LP that followed, Forest Of Equilibrium, has a somber, devout, melodic and mystical grandeur all of its own – but In Memoriam has a far murkier, earthier, more deathly intent. Creepy, cryptic and bowel-looseningly heavy, it represents the first time that the doom metal stylings of Trouble, Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Witchfinder General had been rendered in a new, more extreme metallic form.

At the beginning of the new decade, it was really only CATHEDRAL who were proud to assert the influence of true doom metal – a perennially unfashionable genre, but especially in a turn-of-the-decade metal scene so obsessed with speed, technicality, brutality and modernity.

Now the former members of CATHEDRAL have moved on and continue their musical ventures. Garry “Gaz” Jennings released the debut from his new band Death Penalty last year and now plays as part of the band Lucifer. Also expected soon is a release from With The Dead featuring Lee Dorrian and original Electric Wizard Members Mark Greening and Tim Bagshaw

*Highly influential cult Doom Metal debut recording by the UK masters, CATHEDRAL.

*CD edition comes with bonus DVD, featuring a rare live performance from 1991. Also incudes booklet with extensive notes and rare photos.

*Vinyl edition comes as a double 180gm LP set in gatefold sleeve and full sized 8-page booklet.

Demo 1990

Mourning of a New Day

All Your Sins

Ebony Tears

March

Live Holland/Belgium 1991

Intro/Comiserating the Celebration

Ebony Tears

Neophytes For Serpent Eve

All Your Sins

Mourning of a New Day

DVD Live in Groningen (NL) May 1st 1991

Intro/Comiserating the Celebration

Ebony Tears

Neophytes For Serpent Eve

All Your Sins

Mourning of a New Day

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HELLBASTARD – Feral PATAC Records Release: 17 July 2015


Iconic UK crust metal crossover unit, HELLBASTARD, will unleash the perilous fruits of Feral, their forthcoming new full-length, this July via PATAC Records.
Think you know HELLBASTARD? You know nothing, as Feral has just rewritten the band in vivid shades of scarlet and gold. The tranquil intro piece, ?In Praise Of Bast,? featuring the keyboard skills of Andy ?A-. Droid? Wiggins (ex-Amebix), lulls the listener into a deliciously false sense of security, because seconds after its final note fades into memory, the album?s title track hurtles in with all the subtlety of a muddy jack boot to the head, HELLBASTARD?s patented metallic riffage in full effect, Scruff howling, ?My father was a wolf? my mother was a witch?!” It becomes immediately apparent that this is unlike any other modern crossover album. This is primal, back-to-nature shit; a tsunami of raw emotion made sound that demands everything of the listener, no half measures. Not ever. You have to give yourself to the flow completely, or not at all, but the reward for such fearless trust in others is great indeed. An adrenaline shot of pure punk energy, for starters, all filtered through with some of thrash metal?s intricacies ? but thankfully none of its overblown ego. And there is melody to be had here too, but you have to dig deep, claw through the wreckage and get your hands bloodied; subtle harmonies in the guitar interplays and peaceful interludes where you can rest a while between the harrowing heaviness of most of the material. Because honesty is always harrowing, isn?t it? And this is so honest, so utterly uncompromising in its pure existentialism, it will shake you to your core. As the album title suggests, this is a force of nature that refuses to be tamed, and will sweep everything before it asunder, rending it apart with its violent rhythmic contortions. A social hand grenade jammed in your teeth, literally blowing your skull apart with endless possibilities.
As well as A. Droid?s tinkering of the ivories, HELLBASTARD?s Feral also includes guest appearances from Rob ?The Baron? Miller (also ex-Amebix? indeed, the love of all things Amebix permeates every note and beat of this album) on ?Wychcraft? and Mr. Heavy Metal himself, Andy Sneap (ex-Sabbat/Hell) on ?And The Point Of Your Being Is?.?? But Feral is not about individual performances, or indeed individual songs. It?s about reconnecting with that vital spark in your soul that has been dulled by the technological trappings of modern society. It?s a journey back to the earth, back to yourself, a metallic liturgy to personal freedom and self-expression, a call to the wild that cannot be ignored. Immerse yourself in the chaos and be reborn. ? Ian Glasper/Terrorizer
Feral Track Listing:
1. In Praise Of Bast ? Feral (featuring Andy ?A. Droid? Wiggins)
2. Outsider Of The Year
3. We Are Coven
A. ?For All Crippled Woods
B. ?I Spit You Poison
C?.Let Them Blast Their Brains
4. Shame On Us
5. And The Point Of Your Being Is?? (featuring Andy Sneap)
6. Wychcraft (featuring Rob ?The Barron? Miller)
7. Social Hand Grenade
8. 4-Paws
9. Engineering Human Consciousness? II
10. All Our Sorrows
Formed in 1985 in the North East of England in the midst of Thatcherism, HELLBASTARD set out to play what they wanted to listen to themselves?. too ?metal? for the punks and too ?punk? for the metallers the band went on hiatus in 1992 before officially reuniting in 2008 and continue to bring a relevant lyric and sound to counteract against, mediocre sub-standard radio friendly, safety-rock.
Feral was tracked at the prestigious Hellfire Recording Studios (Slayer, Motörhead, Orange Goblin, Napalm Death etc.) in Derbyshire, engineered, recorded, produced and mixed by Ajeet Gill (Warlock UK, Slab, I Am Colossus, etc) and will be officially unleashed worldwide on July 17th 2015 on CD and digitally via PATAC Records with exclusive distribution by Independent Label Distribution. The first CD pressing will include a bonus track (not available on digital download or the upcoming 2016 vinyl edition) as well as an eight-page booklet and embossed digipack packaging.
?As ever, the legendary punk-thrashers, led by founder-member guitarist/vocalist Scruff, have poured into this album a massive amount of passion, sadness, anger and sincerity: the work sways from incandescent, bone-crushing, proper (and I mean proper ? proper ? proper!) thrash to heart-breaking, bleak ambience magnificence?? ? 3rdEye.com
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THE CLEARING PATH – Watershed Between Earth And Firmament Release: 11 July 2015



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

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

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

Watershed Between Earth And Firmament will see independent release on July 11th, at first digitally, with physical versions to follow.

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WRVTH Wrvth Unique Leader Records Release: 16 June 2015

California technical death metal architects and recent Unique Leader signees, WRATH OF VESUVIUS, otherwise known as WRVTH, will release their third full-length this June. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, All Shall Perish et al.) at SharkBite/Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California, the self-titled opus features a guest appearance from Daniel Casares from Bay Area jazz group ?Atta Kid? on saxophone and boasts eleven tracks of transcendental death metal. Elaborates the band, ?We get a lot of inspiration from the experience of just being in a band. All the conflicts and resolutions throughout the years have all molded the way we approach our songs. We?ve always been the type of musicians that take the next step to further our skill but collectively and as an entity we strive to convey the jaded sense of growing older into our music. Like Revelation, there is a melodic and lyrical progression that all leads up to cathartic resolution. It takes you on a journey of emotional high points ranging from the good, bad and unforgiveable.?
WRVTH Track Listing:
1. Harrowing Winds
2. Malaise
3. Looming Sigils
4. Ongoing Dissension
5. Endless Haze
6. Lured By Knaves
7. Forlorn
8. Larkspur
9. Amber Glow
10. Into Bloom
11. Cease To Exist
Following their recent journey breaking stages alongside labelmates, Inanimate Existence, WRVTH, technical death dealers WRATH OF VESUVIUS, otherwise known as WRVTH, will embark upon another run of live takeovers, this time supporting Ænimus as part of the Dawn Of The Shred tour. Assembled by Sojourner Booking and presented by Digital Tour Bus and Mt. Baker Vapor, Dawn Of The Shred kicks off May 6th in Van Nuys, California and will stomp through eighteen cities, the final show to take place on May 26th in Fresno, California. Additional support will be provided by Shapist and Memories In Broken Glass. Check out the full list of dates below.
WRVTH w/ Ænimus:
5/06/2015 White Oak Music ? Van Nuys, CA
5/07/2015 OMD ? Las Vegas, NV
5/08/2015 Roxy Theater ? Denver, CO
w/ Ænimus, Shapist:
5/09/2015 The Down Under ? Omaha, NE
5/10/2015 Bada Brew ? Crest Hill, IL
5/12/2015 The Metal Grill ? Cudahy, WI
5/13/2015 The Rittz ? Warren, MI
5/14/2015 Hoosier Dome ? Indianapolis, IN
5/15/2015 Black Sheep ? Springfield, IL
5/16/2015 Fubar ? St. Louis, MO
5/17/2015 The Conservatory ? Oklahoma City, OK
w/ Ænimus, Memories In Broken Glass:
5/20/2015 Boiler Room ? Dallas, TX
5/21/2015 Dirty Dog Bar ? Austin, TX
5/22/2015 Yayas ? Abilene, TX
5/23/2015 Dream Center ? Las Cruces, NM
5/24/2015 Pubrock ? Scottsdale, AZ
5/25/2015 Doll Hut ? Anaheim, CA
5/26/2015 The CYC ? Fresno, CA

Wrvth will be released on June 16th, 2015.
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