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ABORTED reveals details for upcoming album, ‘The Necrotic Manifesto’‏

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Death metal psychopaths ABORTED have just finished their eighth full-length, The Necrotic Manifesto, with Danish producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MERCENARY) The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and on April 29th in North America via Century Media Records.

In support of The Necrotic Manifesto, ABORTED will tour North America together with KATAKLYSM in March/April 2014. The band will then return to Europe in May for a handful of release shows before heading into the festival season. See below for all upcoming tour dates.

ABORTED tour dates
Feb. 22 – BlastFest – Bergen (Norway)
Mar. 27 – Empire – Springfield, VA (United States)
Mar. 28 – Sounds Asylum – Middletown, NY (United States)
Mar. 29 – The Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA (United States)
Mar. 30 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY (United States)
Mar. 31 – Bogie’s – Albany, NY (United States)
Apr. 1 – Middle-East – Cambridge, MA (United States)
Apr. 2 – Palace Theater – Stafford Springs, CT (United States)
Apr. 3 – St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY (United States)
Apr. 4 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC (Canada) *
Apr. 5 – El Mocambo – Toronto, ON (Canada) *
Apr. 6 – The Foundry – Lakewood, OH (United States) *
Apr. 7 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI (United States) *
Apr. 8 – Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB (Canada) *
Apr. 9 – The Exchange – Regina, SK (Canada) *
Apr. 10 – Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB (Canada) *
Apr. 11 – Republik – Calgary, AB (Canada) *
Apr. 12 – Columbo Lodge – Kamloops, BC (Canada) *
Apr. 13 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC (Canada) *
Apr. 14 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA (United States) *
Apr. 15 – Jub Jubs – Reno, NV (United States) *
Apr. 16 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA (United States) *
Apr. 17 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA (United States) *
Apr. 18 – Mirror Image – Anaheim, CA (United States) *
Apr. 19 – Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ (United States) *
Apr. 20 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX (United States) *
Apr. 21 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO (United States) *
Apr. 22 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO (United States) *
Apr. 23 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL (United States) *
Apr. 30 – Magasin 4 – Brussels (Belgium)
May 1 – Steinbruch Theater – Darmstadt (Germany) ***The Necrotic Manifesto release show w/ GORGUTS, MISERY INDEX***
May 2 – Neurotic Deathfest – Tilburg (The Netherlands)
July 18 – Boarstream Festival – Mulfingen (Germany)
July 19 – Grindtastic Open Air – Mittelsinn (Germany)
July 21 – Metal Days – Tolmin (Slovenia)
Aug. 1 – Xtreme Fest – Albi (France)
Aug. 8 – Party San Open Air – Schlotheim (Germany)
Aug. 10 – Bloodstock – Walton on Trent (United Kingdom)
Aug. 14 – Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbuhl (Germany)
Aug. 23 – Kaltenbach Festival – Spital am Semmering (Austria)
*=with KATAKLYSM

VATTNET VISKAR announces North American tour dates in support of debut album, ‘Sky Swallower’‏

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New Hampshire’s post-black/doom metallers VATTNET VISKAR have announced over two months of touring in support of their debut full-length, Sky Swallower. The extensive North American trek kicks off in March with Vermont’s sludgy stoners, VAPORIZER, as they head into this year’s SXSW music festival. From there, Australian thrashers KING PARROT join the bill for a lengthy run of dates, before VATTNET VISKAR finally meets up with the legendary DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN in April. See below for all upcoming tour dates and details.

Released last year to critical acclaim, Sky Swallower was recorded at Universal Noise Storage with producer Brett Boland at the helm and features eight tracks of crushingly ambient, blackened doom metal. If you are not familiar, be sure to check out the video for the album track, “Breath of the Almighty

VATTNET VISKAR tour dates
Mar. 1 – No Problemo – New Bedford, MA*
Mar. 2 – Elevelns – Northampton, MA*
Mar. 3 – Acheron – Brooklyn, NY*
Mar. 4 – Bug Jar – Rochester, NY*
Mar. 5 – The Forvm – Buffalo NY*
Mar. 6 – Garfield Artworks – Pittsburgh, PA*
Mar. 7 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH*
Mar. 8 – Death House – Grand Rapids, MI*
Mar. 9 – Livewire Lounge – Chicago, IL*
Mar. 10 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO*
Mar. 11 – M.F. Metal Music – Bryant, AR*
Mar. 12 – Tomcats West – Ft. Worth, TX*
Mar. 13 – SXSW – Austin, TX
Mar. 14 – SXSW – Austin, TX
Mar. 15 – SXSW – Austin, TX
Mar. 16 – Mango’s – Houston, TX*^
Mar. 17 – Mud & Water – Baton Rouge, LA*^
Mar. 18 – Siberia – New Orleans, LA*^
Mar. 19 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA*^
Mar. 20 – Orpheum – Tampa, FL*^
Mar. 21 – Hoodie’s – Longwood, FL*^
Mar. 22 – The Standard – St. Augustine, FL*^
Mar. 23 – Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL*^
Mar. 25 – The Chop Shop – Charlotte, NC*^
Mar. 26 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA*^
Mar. 27 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD*^
Mar. 29 – Ralph’s – Worcester, MA*^
Mar. 30 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY*^
Mar. 31 – Nectar’s – Burlington, VT*^
Apr. 1 – Il Motore – Montreal, QC^
Apr. 2 – Bug Jar – Rochester, NY^
Apr. 3 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON^
Apr. 4 – Kobo Live – Columbus, OH^
Apr. 8 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL^
Apr. 9 – Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN^
Apr. 10. – Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS^
Apr. 11 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO^
Apr. 12 – Burt’s Tiki lounge – Salt Lake City, UT^
Apr. 13 – The Shredder – Boise, ID^
Apr. 14 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC^
Apr. 15 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA^
Apr. 16 – Rotture – Portland, OR^
Apr. 17 – Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA^
Apr. 20 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Apr. 27 – Pub Rock – Phoenix, AZ~
Apr. 28 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM~
Apr. 29 – Marquis – Denver, CO~
May 1 – Trees – Dallas, TX~
May 2 – Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX~
May 3 – Mohawk – Austin, TX~
May 5 – Juanitas – Little Rock, AR~
May 6 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA~
May 7 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA~
May 10 – Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT~
*=w/ VAPORIZER
*^=w/ KING PARROT, VAPORIZER
^=w/ KING PARROT
~=w/ DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, TERA MELOS

IRON REAGAN: Hardcore Thrash Hellions Announce April Run Of Live Assaults

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Virginia hardcore thrash hellions, IRON REAGAN, will obliterate the hordes on a menacing jaunt of live assaults this April! Set to embark on April 2ndon their home turf, the band will level the stages of twenty-one cities with their co-conspiring labelmates/Creepsylvanian miscreants in Ghoul and blackened punk deviants/hometown comrades, Occultist. The caustic run includes an appearance on the iconic Macrock Festival as well as this year’s edition of Tankcrimes’ maniacal Brainsqueeze Fest, which features more than a dozen legendary ear-spearing volume fiends including Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Negative Approach, Fucked Up and Cannabis Corpse.

IRON REAGAN features within their crossover ranks Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste), LandPhil Hall (Municipal Waste/Cannabis Corpse), Ryan Parrish (ex- Darkest Hour), Mark Bronzino (Mammoth Grinder/ANS) and Rob Skotis (Hellbear). The band released a vinyl-only split with California gore-bringers Exhumed via Tankcrimes early last month. A profane union of repugnant spirits, the now sold out split features eight unrepentant tracks of high-paced riotous fury.

IRON REAGAN w/ Occultist
4/02/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond VA
4/04/2014 Macrock Festival – Harrisonburg, VA
4/05/2014 TBA – Nashville, TN
4/06/2014 Vino’s Little Rock, AR

Weapons Of Mosh Destruction Tour II w/ Ghoul, Occultist
4/09/2014 Club Red – Tempe, AZ
4/10/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
4/11/2014 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
4/12/2014 Rock City – Camarillo CA
4/13/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
4/14/2014 Midtown Barfly – Sacramento, CA
4/15/2014 Branx – Portland, OR
4/18/2014 Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest – Oakland, CA *no Occultist

w/ Occultist
4/22/2014 TBA – Salt Lake City, UT
4/23/2014 Moe’s – Denver, CO
4/24/2014 TBA – Lawrence, KS
4/25/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
4/26/2014 Three Floyd’s Brewery [Dark Lord Day] – Munster, IN
4/27/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
4/28/2014 Frankie’s – Toledo, OH
4/29/2014 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
4/30/2014 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

MAYHEM: Announce New Album, Premiere New Track‏

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Norway’s black metal legends MAYHEM have returned. Metal’s most infamous band will release an as-yet-untitled new album, and follow up to 2007’s critically acclaimed ‘Ordo Ad Chao‘ later this year. In anticipation of the new album, MAYHEM are streaming a new track, titled “Psywar.”


MAYHEM will also release “Psywar” as limited edition, stand-alone 7″ Ep. The “Psywar” 7″ also includes “From Beyond Event Horizon“, an unreleased track taken from the band’s 2012 Budapest sessions, and will come in different editions featuring art from Zbigniew Bielak (WATAIN, GHOST, BEHEMOTH) and Costin Chioreanu (ULVER, VADER, IHSAHN, and more). ‘Psywar‘ will be pressed across several different colored vinyl editions.

Enthroned to release new album “Sovereigns” in April‏

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Belgium’s leading black metal force, Enthroned, returns with a new studio album entitled, Sovereigns. The follow up to the critically acclaimed, Obsidium (2012), is scheduled for a worldwide April 15 release via Agonia Records.

Sovereigns was recorded and mixed in Enthroned’s own studio, Blackout Multimedia. The album will be available in: digipack CD, black vinyl, bone-white vinyl with green splatter limited to 100 hand numbered copies and exclusive BOX CD limited to 333 hand numbered copies (including: the new album released in exclusive jewel case edition, embroidered patch, flag and a lighter with band’s logo).

Sovereigns drifts from sonic blast beats to oppressive slower parts, melds together aggressive shredding with forceful riffs, and blends satanic whispers with Nornagest’s trademark vocals. The band’s 10th album introduces a new drummer, Menthor, in the place of Garghuf and a new rhythm guitarist, ZarZax.

GHOUL: Hooded Hooligans Announce Weapons Of Mosh Destruction II Tour Dates!

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The hooded hooligans of Creepsylvania, GHOUL, are bursting blood vessels to finally announce the second installment of the Weapons Of Mosh Destruction Tour! Set to launch this April, team GHOUL will lay waste to seven unsuspecting metropolises throughout the West Coast alongside their hardcore thrash mutant accomplices, Iron Reagan, and experimental punk/hardcore rippers, Occultist. Following their pillage, the band will spread their ghoulish delectables all over Oakland headlining the first night of this year’s edition of Brainsqueeze Fest, which features more than a dozen iconic ear-bleeders including Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Negative Approach, Fucked Up and Cannabis Corpse.

Proclaims GHOUL from their underground headquarters, “Loyal numbskulls, the Weapons Of Mosh Destruction Tour is rearing its ugly head again, and GHOUL is looking forward to burning your towns, raping your pets, and drinking your beer as we unmercifully bombard the West Coast of your United States on our way to the Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze in Oakland, California. In the unlikely event that you are lucky enough to survive the blitzkrieg assault of Iron Reagan and Occultist, you will be decapitated and disemboweled by GHOUL’s razor sharp riffs, and after that, our razor sharp razors. All survivors will be brought back to the catacombs in cages, where GHOUL will keep you alive on a cocktail of morphine and energy drinks while we carve away chunks of your flesh to devour while you watch in horror… I may have said too much. Come to the show! Nothing bad will happen to you!”

GHOUL will be touring in support of themselves as well as their forthcoming Hang Ten EP. The limited edition six-song (mostly) instrumental 10″ features guest vocals from Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan) as Henchman #1 and the inimitable R.A. MacLean (ex-Deadbolt) as Kreeg, alongside Digestor, Cremator, Fermentor, Dissector and The Moron Cavern-Shackled Choir.

GHOUL on the Weapons Of Mosh Destruction Tour II w/ Iron Reagan, Occultist
4/09/2014 Club Red – Tempe, AZ
4/10/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
4/11/2014 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
4/12/2014 Rock City – Camarillo CA
4/13/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
4/14/2014 Midtown Barfly – Sacramento, CA
4/15/2014 Branx – Portland, OR
4/18/2014 Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest – Oakland, CA *
*no Occultist

BEHEMOTH – The Satanist

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Released Feb. 3rd via Nuclear Blast in Europe, Feb. 4th via Metal Blade in North America

Ever since the release of Demigod people have been telling me how awesome Behemoth is and that I’m missing out by not listening to them. The thing is, I’ve TRIED to like Behemoth, like multiple times. I figured that if so many people whose musical opinions I respect were into them, then I must have missed something important. Maybe if I listened to them on my set up at my house where everything is EQ’d the way I like it. Maybe I was distracted and wasn’t able to give their music the attention it deserved. Maybe they were so awesome that their music was just over my head. So on several occasions I’ve gone back and listened to all the Behemoth I could get my hands on. I checked out their early black metal albums Sventevith and Grom (some of it was pretty good I will admit). I listened to Demigod a bunch, I tried to get into The Apostasy and Evengelion. I’m probably more well versed in Behemoth’s back catalog than a lot of Behemoth fans. But for some reason their music just never clicked with me. I never thought they totally sucked or anything like that. I thought they were pretty good (but not great), and I understood why OTHER people liked them, but I just never had that moment where I was like “You know what, that’s fuckin awesome.” Even seeing them live didn’t do it. I saw them with Watain and thought Watain were infinitely more enjoyable.

Now, once again everybody is saying how awesome Behemoth’s new album, The Satanist, is. So, when I got my copy I brushed all of my past experience with them aside and had yet another go at trying to like Behemoth…and I have to say that although there are some very good songs and parts of songs on this album it just isn’t the groundbreaking, earth-shattering album that everyone is making it out to be.

The first song, Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel is a pretty forgettable slow song for the first half, although the short bass break is kinda cool. The second half of the song turns into a total mess with female chorus vocals and guitars panning back and forth from left to right. The song does end with a cool trumpet part (I say trumpet but it was most likely keyboards. I mean, maybe they hired a session trumpet player but I doubt it. Who knows.) The next two songs, Furor Divinus and Messe Noire are sort of standard issue “blackened death metal” songs. They aren’t terrible, but they aren’t groundbreaking or attention grabbing in any way. Which is exactly how I’ve always viewed this band.

The album doesn’t really get going until the fourth song Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer. This song will be in their live set, I guarantee it. Its a fast paced song with a cool verse riff and a fairly catchy chorus. This song should have been first or second on the album, not fourth. The Satanist is another good song. It’s a slower paced song, but slow with an impact. The song ends with more trumpet, which again I think is a cool touch. This song should also have been more towards the front of the album. It’s a good song (not to mention the album’s title track) and it’s sixth. Bad job by them.

A couple more forgettable songs come after that, then we get to the album’s closer, O Father O Satan O Sun! More chorus type vocals in this one, except this time it comes off as anthemic and grand sounding rather than a mess. Good song to end with.

This is probably my favorite Behemoth album, which is to say that I thought half the album was pretty good. However, something very telling happened after the end of the album. iTunes went to the next album in alphabetical order, Belphegor’s Blood Magick Necromance. Much better than The Satanist imo. This put into focus exactly how I felt about Behemoth’s new album (and Behemoth in general). It’s ok. It’s not terrible, but it isn’t great either. Somebody could make a valid and lucid argument for this album and this band being great. I just don’t hear it.

The production on this album is very good. No complaints there. Everything has its place in the mix and it sounds precise without sounding robotic.

Overall score 7/10. Like I said, this isn’t a terrible album. In fact it has some good songs, and almost every song has at least one cool part. However, there is nothing groundbreaking or attention grabbing going on here. Maybe if this album had been released 15 or 20 years ago it would be a different story. This would have probably been the epic and earth shattering album that people are making it out to be.

Reviewed by Alonzo Mosely aka Slippery Jim, the other half of the legendary Crotchduster. Alonzo also plays guitar for the undeniably badass DESTRUCTONOMICON

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Adds Unearth + Kadavar To The Lineup; Welcomes The Best In Brutality Tour‏

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As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the doers of the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEMHF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to their coveted stages!

Additionally, the sorcerers behind the NEMHF are eager to officially welcome the first annual Best In Brutality Tour to its maniacal three-day ambush. The punishing five-band tour package will level Worcester on Thursday, April 17th and features the co-headlining assault of esteemed deathcore brutalizers, Oceano, and legendary death metal titans, Broken Hope, alongside the combined sonic destruction of Fallujah, Rivers Of Nihil and Kublai Khan.

Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, the now iconic NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will commence on April 17th and run through April 19th. Featuring two stages, the yearly gala continues to drive dozens of bands and thousands of fans from around the country to the renowned Worcester Palladium for a solid weekend of mayhem! Initial day-to-day lineups are officially posted with more bands to be confirmed in the coming weeks. (Note this is NOT the official running order).

Thursday – April 17, 2014
All That Remains
Bleeding Through
Broken Hope
Cop Problem
Emmure
Enabler
Fallujah
Gideon
InDirections
Julius Seizure
Kublai Khan
Oceano
Rivers of Nihil
Scars of Tomorrow
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Years Since The Storm

Friday – April 18, 2014
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Behemoth
Bent Life
Black Crown Initiate
Born Low
Carnifex
Colin Of Arabia
Cruel Hand
Erra
Fire and Ice
Fit For An Autopsy
Goatwhore
I Declare War
Inquistion
Malfunction
Naysayer
Reflections
Slapshot
Suburban Scum
The Acacia Strain
The Mongoloids
Thy Art Is Murder
Warhound
Whitechapel
Within The Ruins

Saturday – April 19, 2014
All Out War
Alpha & Omega
Barrier
Battlecross
Counterparts
Discourse
Gift Giver
Harm’s Way
Iced Earth
Kadavar
King Nine
Lionheart
Loyal To The Grave
Nails
Nile
Obey The Brave
Ramallah
Reign Supreme
Revamp
Sabaton
Sam Black Church
Sylar
Texas In July
Those Who Fear
Twitching Tongues
Unearth
Will To Die

NECRONOMICON Premiere New Music Video‏

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Canadian extreme metal horde NECRONOMICON have released a video for the title track off their latest full length, ‘Rise of the Elder Ones‘. If you can get past the hokey video you will discover a truly mediocre song. ‘Rise of the Elder Ones‘ is available at the official NECRONOMICON Bandcamp page.

SEPTICFLESH: New album title revealed; first behind-the-scenes studio video posted‏

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Greek symphonic death metal group SEPTICFLESH have chosen “Titan” as the title of their highly anticipated Prosthetic debut, due out this summer. The group has also posted the first in a series of exclusive behind-the-scenes videos documenting the making of the album, which sees them collaborate with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and a full children’s choir.

Stay tuned for further information on “Titan” in the coming weeks.

SEPTICFLESH TOUR DATES
2/12       Nagoya, JP – Imaike Club 3Star ^
2/13       Osaka, JP – Nanba Rockets ^
2/14       Fukuoka, JP – Graf ^
2/15       Hiroshima Shi, JP – BORDER ^
2/16       Shizuoka, JP – Shunash  ^
2/17       Tokyo, JP – Cyclone ^
5/14       Brisbane, AU – The Hi Fi  #
5/15       Adelaide, AU – Fowlers Live #
5/16       Melbourne, AU – The Hi Fi #
5/17       Sydney, AU – Manning Bar #
5/18       Perth, AU – Amplifier #
^ with Eyeconoclast & Svart Crown
# with Fleshgod Apocalypse

GWAR Announces Australian Headline Dates‏

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As they continued to prepare the Scumship for war, the unstoppable force known as GWAR has announced two Australian headline shows in addition to their highly anticipated appearances at this year’s Soundwave Festival.  The first show is set for Wednesday February 26th in Sydney at The Factory Theater and the second show is set for the following night Thursday February 27th in Melbourne at 170 Russell.  Supporting the Scumdogs on these two dates of devastation are Amon Amarth, Satyricon and The Black Dahlia Murder.

In other GWAR news that you probably heard about already, the most tasteless band in rock recently announced they would be bringing more of it! That’s right, the most disgusting spectacle in rock ‘n roll history is coming all the way from their homeland of Antarctica to the Land of the Rising Sun. After 28 years of relentless touring, getting lost and other general mayhem, GWAR is finally playing Japan! After playing the gigantic Soundwave Festival in Australia and a couple of special headline dates, GWAR will travel north to play two exclusive shows in Japan, where legions of GWAR fans have been waiting patiently for years for their chance to die in the presence of their hulking metal overlords. Their wishes shall at last come true on Thursday, March 6th at Big Cat in Osaka, Japan, and Friday, March 7th at Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo.

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2014
2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane
2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney
2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne
3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide
3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

Australian Headline Dates With Amon Amarth, Satyricon and The Black Dahlia Murder
2/26: Sydney, Australia @ The Factory Theater
2/27: Melbourne, Australia @ 170 Russell

Japanese Invasion
3/6: Osaka, Japan @ Big Cat
3/7: Tokyo, Japan @ Akasaka Blitz

LORD DYING Kick Off North Headline American Tour, Announce Plans For New Album

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Portland, Oregon’s LORD DYING have completed the first leg of their European tour and have returned to the states to begin their North American headline tour tonight (including select dates with Pallbearer, The Body, Subrosa, and Eagle Twin).   The tour runs through March 7th in Boise, ID.  Following the North American dates LORD DYING will return back to Europe alongside label-mates Red Fang and The Shrine. A complete list of all dates can be found below.

Upon their return the band plans on entering the studio to being work on the follow up to Summon the Faithless.  Vocalist/Guitarist  Erik Olson checked in with an update on the progress of their new record:

“The first two weeks of May we will be recording our second album. This one will be featuring Joel Grind as producer/engineer.  The material is already written and the album will be the meanest most concise effort to date.  We will reveal the title/artwork in the coming months.  Expect a Fall of 2014 release date on Relapse Records with extensive touring to follow!”

*** US Winter Headlining Tour***
Feb 11        Portland, OR                  Rotture w/ Pallbearer, The Body
Feb 12        Sacramento, CA             Press Club w/ Black Majik Acid, Horseneck, Cura Cochino
Feb 13        San Francisco, CA        The Parkside
Feb 14        Los Angeles, CA           Complex w/ Yidhra, Deathkings
Feb 15        Tucson, AZ                   The Rock w/ Godhunter
Feb 16        Albuquerque, NM         Launchpad w/ Echoes of the Fallen
Feb 17        Marfa, TX                     Padres
Feb 18        Austin, TX                    Hotel Vegas w/ Communion
Feb 19        Texarkana                     Silver Dollar
Feb 20        Little Rock, AR            Vino’s
Feb 21        Memphis, TN                HiTone
Feb 22        New Orleans LA           Siberia w/ Shroud Eater, Orbweaver
Feb 23        Atlanta, GA                   The Earl w/ Order of the Owl, Lazer/Wulf
Feb 24        Raleigh, NC                  The Maywood w/Demon Eye
Feb 25        Washington DC             DC9
Feb 26        Philadelphia, PA            Kung Fu Necktie
Feb 27        Brooklyn, NY                Saint Vitus Bar
Feb 28        Boston, MA                   O’Brien’s w/Vaporizer, Modern Voice
Mar 01        Syracuse, NY                TBA
Mar 02        Cleveland, OH              Now That’s Class
Mar 03        Chicago, IL                   Empty Bottle (free Monday)
Mar 05        Denver, CO                   3 Kings Tavern
Mar 06        Salt Lake City, UT        Urban Lounge w/ Eagle Twin, SubRosa
Mar 07        Boise, ID                      The Shredder w/ Krystos
Mar 08        Missoula, MT               The ZACC Below
Mar 09        Portland CA                  The Tonic Lounge w/ Christian Mistress

***European Tour Leg 2 w/ Red Fang & The Shrine***
Mar 14        Köln GER                      Essigfabrik
Mar 15        Hasselt  BEL                  Muziekodroom
Mar 16        Paris FR                         Trabendo (New Venue)
Mar 17        Sheffield UK                  Corporation
Mar 18        Manchester UK              Sound Control
Mar 19        Glasgow UK                  Classic Grand
Mar 20        Birmingham UK            Institute Temple
Mar 21        London  UK                   Electric Ballroom (New Venue)
Mar 22        Eindhoven NL                Effenaar
Mar 23        Nijmegen  NL                Doornroosje
Mar 25        Hamburg GER               Knust
Mar 26        Gothenburg SWE          Truckstop Alaska
Mar 27        Oslo NOR                      John Dee
Mar 28        Stockholm SWE            Debaser Strand
Mar 29        Copenhagen   DK          Pumpehuset
Mar 30        Berlin GER                    Lido
Mar 31        Warsaw POL                  Basen
Apr 01        Wien AT                         Arena
Apr 03        München GER               Backstage
Apr 04        Leipzig GER                  Taubchenthal
Apr 05        Stuttgart GER                 LKA
Apr 06        Wiesbaden GER             Schlachthof
Apr 10        Tilburg, NL                   Roadburn Festival

KILL DEVIL HILL Premiere “Leave It All Behind”

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KILL DEVIL HILL have partnered with REVOLVER MAGAZINE for the world premiere of “Leave It All Behind,” the first music video from the band’s sophomore studio release ‘REVOLUTION RISE’.

“We’re all fired up and ready to kick this year off right!” says bassist Rex Brown, whose autobiography ‘Official Truth – 101 Proof: The Official Story Of Pantera’ will be released in paperback March 24, 2014, with North American KILL DEVIL HILL tour dates to follow. “‘Leave It All Behind’ was shot with a very different approach for us. It’s a story board video that intertwines the band with a guy that has faced some apocalyptic demons in his own mind. We shot the video at an old missile site in Southern California that had been burned out by fires years ago. The story hits very close to home with the lyrical content of the song, which makes it even more surreal and sublime – we’ll leave the rest up to your interpretation!”

Featuring PANTERA and former DOWN bassist Rex Brown, former DIO, BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN AND HELL drummer Vinny Appice, ex-PISSING RAZORS singer Dewey Bragg and acclaimed session/touring guitarist Mark Zavon, ‘REVOLUTION RISE’ was produced by KILL DEVIL HILL and Jeff Pilson, and mixed by Jay Ruston [STONE SOUR, ANTHRAX]. The album is available now in your favorite record stores, via iTunes (featuring exclusive bonus tracks “Revolution Rise” and an acoustic version of album closer “Life Goes On”), and at Amazon. Exclusive and unique bundles are also available through both CM Distro and the KILL DEVIL HILL online store.

A fixture on 2013 best-of lists, the album has fans and critics alike raving…
“A spectacular sophomore effort that hits all the right buttons… Expertly played, pristinely produced, catchy (but not tacky) and richly textured, ‘REVOLUTION RISE’ is a monster of an album!” -About.com / Heavy Metal

“An earthquake inducing album… The new record is a sweltering masterpiece that crackles with intensity and rhythmic syncopation.” -The Front Row Report

“The first KILL DEVIL HILL record kicked everyone in the ass. The second, ‘REVOLUTION RISE’, will not only kick your ass, it will crush your ears and your mind as well… It’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s KILL DEVIL HILL!” -The Hellion Rocks

“Throw away the tired super-group label, KILL DEVIL HILL is simply one ass-kicking hard rock outfit making heavy as f*ck rock and roll music.” -Metalholic

LAMB OF GOD’s Randy Blythe and Chris Adler to Guest ON VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show”

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In anticipation of the February 27th worldwide release of the feature film, “As The Palaces Burn”, Randy Blythe and Chris Adler will appear on VH1 Classic?s “That Metal Show” on February 22nd, airing at 11 p.m. This will be the first LAMB OF GOD visit to “That Metal Show”. The host of the show, Eddie Trunk, conducts the 30 minute Q&A that will follow all showings of “As The Palaces Burn” in theaters and venues.

In addition, Sirius XM?s Liquid Metal (channel 40) will present a weeklong special on the film, February 21st through 28th. The special will feature newly recorded interviews by Jose Mangin with Blythe, Adler, and film director Don Argott.

“As The Palaces Burn” is now set for showings in over 25 countries in addition to the U.S. For a complete updated list of theaters, venues, and show times go to asthepalacesburn.com

Pyramido Interview – Sludge band from Sweden

Interview with Pyramido, Swedish Sludge/Doom band with a hardcore edge

Pyramido has gone from strength-to-strength and the latest album ‘Saga’ is truly that – an epic album in all intents, destroying the myth of this style of music being too “stoner” and psychedelic and churning out a beast of an album that will melt your ears with the grittiness and yet remaining somewhat true to the style. It’s Sludge with the Swedish Hardcore/Crust influence, or so it sounds to these ears, something devastatingly heavy at the same time evoking emotions that only a few genres allow. It takes real talent to do that and this band is at the top of its game presently.

 

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SMNnews (Kunal Choksi): Please tell us what made you call the new album ‘Saga’. All your album names are unconventional, the first one was called ‘Sand’ and the second one ‘Salt’. Why aren’t there any sentences for album names? 

Dan H: A nice word that fit together well with the two albums before beginning with the letters S and A also. We just came up with the title and then we adapted this word to the idea of the cover art. We like to do things our way and one part of that is to not be generic, so that’s maybe why you find the titles for our records to feel unconventional.

Dan B once said, “don’t be shy, be different”, in a drunken haze. I think you can apply that “logic” to our album titles/art.

PW: A short, strong word sets the tone for the album, and fits the atmosphere of each of our albums hopefully.

Dan B: Agree with the guys. Plus it’s fun to find just one word that fits for an album title. We like to have fun in our band. We’re not evil metal dudes. We are an ordinary band that play ordinary music for ordinary people.

 

SMNnews: Secondly, please tell us about the album concept. Also your logos have varied since the band’s inception, how important do you think is the image to your band and to what extent would you keep evolving, like your music?

PW: I like when bands takes each album as far as possible, to delve as deep as possible into each specific aspect. When you have left nothing undone, it means you can let the album go, and do something completely different next time.

Viktor: I think that Pyramido’s image is to have no image which of course in the end still is an image. We wanna do songs we think are good, and we wanna do covers for the albums that we think looks good. Usually we get an idea and then we go all in. Musicwise we will just continue to do new songs, and they will sound the way they will. I really have no idea what will happen.

 

SMNnews: How would you compare in your own words the evolution from your debut album to your latest one?

Dan H:  Sand – Too generic

Salt – Not so generic, but still…

Saga – Beautiful, great art. Kinda like Bror-Eric Bergqvist or ABBA.

Viktor: We’ve gone from crappy to decent. If we make another three or four records I think I will get to a place where I’m satisfied.

Dan B: We might learn to write ok songs one day. The ‘Saga’ album is the best album we’ve done…

 

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SMNnews: I can’t help but detect an all-too-palpable sense of emotional fragility in your devastating music. Please explain its place in music of this kind, which adds a contrast and immediate memorability.

Dan H: It’s great that you notice that! A friend of our said that he heard a kind of hopefulness in our music and that has really grown on me. We never intended it to be that way, we just really wanted to work with a lot of melodies and harmonies on ‘Saga’, so I’m really satisfied that people can hear something besides the obvious doom n gloom in our music!

Dan B: A good song needs variation, brutality and some hooks. I think we got those ingredients in the ‘Saga’ album.

 

SMNnews: How has Sweden, your home place, contributed to your sound? It’s all too apparent in your music if ‘Saga’ was to be judged. Is it deliberate, is it something you’ve always wanted to play, or is it just natural progression?

Dan H: Hard to say. I guess it has affected us in some way since it’s the place we live in. It must have to be about the influences you pick up and I don’t know how much that has to do with Sweden really.

I think it’s way more interesting to hear your perception on Sweden and how you think it has contributed to our music, being from a place so far away from where we’re living!

Dan B: If you listen to our albums you can hear a progression towards more classic song structures and more bangable riffs and melodies that stick to your head.

 

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SMNnews: I noticed the band members of Pyramido being a part of many other bands, most notably Deranged which is one of my favourite bands. How important do you think the band members’ influences should match the sound of Pyramido or the style?

Dan H: Very important, but that has not got much to do with any current or previous bands that we’re in. Those bands have not made such a big impact on Pyramido’s music. The way we sound have much more to do with the music we listen to at home than any band we play/have played in I think.

Dan B: No impact at all. I played in Deranged for 4 years or so. I don’t wanna play that style of music again and I am proud to play the bass in Pyramido!

 

SMNnews: Please tell us about your shows and memorable moments. What is your take on this style of music in the future? It’s role and accessibility.

PW: Hopefully more great bands will come out, and stand out more from the generic masses of de-tune and distortion. Our last tour was really amazing, I think some of our finest live moments happened back then. Can’t wait to get out on the roads again!

Viktor: One of my favourite moments is when Wendel got his chewing-gum stuck in his hair during a show. He tried to play and get it out of there at the same time which made the gum stick even worse in the hair on his left side. After the show he tried to fix but it was impossible so he had to cut ALOT of his hair off on that side of the head which made him look like Marilyn Manson -98.

 

SMNnews: Thank you very much for your time. Before you conclude, tell us about the creation process and the idea behind the now famous video of the song ‘År av onåd’.

PW: Well, thank you!  The creation process of the video started with “let’s NOT make a video where we are playing live, or doing anything cheesy”, and then there was just one way to go from there.

Dan B: It’s me and a friend who did the video. As PW says, we didn’t want us, Pyramido, to perform so I came up with this simple story of two kids in animal costumes that fight over a Pyramido tshirt. I think it came out kinda fine with no budget what so ever…

And if there are any band/artist that want a video made contact me!

 

SICKENING HORROR Announce Third Album ‘Overflow’

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Greek technical death metal act SICKENING HORROR have finally provided some concrete details on their upcoming third LP Overflow. Granted, not a lot of details–since they still don’t quite have that whole label thing worked out, and thus also don’t have a release date set, but at least we have art. Their latest effort will be composed of nine tracks that, if the rehearsal video below is any indication, will continue the eerie tremolo-laden tradition they have cemented with both prior albums. Sometime in the vague future can’t come soon enough!

BIRDFLESH Preview New Split LP With P.L.F.

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It’s been six long years since we’ve enjoyed a new release from cult Swedish grindcore maniacs BIRDFLESH, but as of last week, our prayers have been answered in the form of a new split LP. Cirkus Kristus, a collaboration with Texas grind act P.L.F., sees Birdflesh adding ten new tracks plus an UNHOLY GRAVE cover to their repertoire, and indie label Haunted Hotel Records has offered two preview tracks from each band in the embedded player below. If you like what you hear, and why wouldn’t you, with a track title as brilliant as “Assfix,” head on over to the Haunted Hotel Records mailorder page to secure a copy of the limited pink wax. And be sure to catch the crazy Swedes at your local MARYLAND DEATHFEST this May.

GHOUL: Masked Mutants Of Creepsylvania To Release ‘Hang Ten’ Via Tankcrimes; Headline Night One Of Brainsqueeze Fest

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In recognition of that holiest of holy days, Record Store Day, the masked mutants in GHOUL are releasing Hang Ten, a limited edition six-song (mostly) instrumental 10″ EP. Featuring guest vocals from Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan) as Henchman #1 and the inimitable R.A. MacLean (ex-Deadbolt) as Kreeg, alongside Digestor, Cremator, Fermentor, Dissector and The Moron Cavern-Shackled Choir, Hang Ten was recorded by Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (birthing home of Splatterhash, Splatterthrash and Transmission Zero), mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering and sports cover art by Sean Aaberg of Pork Magazine. Hang Ten will be released on April 19, 2014 via Tankcrimes Records.

Surely an anomaly in GHOUL’s catalog, the EP features songs written exclusively in their unique brand of surf metal the quartet has previously only dabbled in. Hang Ten picks up right where Transmission Zero left off, relaying the tale of a Creepsylvania in tatters, and the terrible power struggle that ensues between two vicious motorcycle gangs. Noted Cambridge University musical anthropologist Dr. Mantle Bannister PhD had this to say about this odd assortment of tenebrous tunes: “Why, it’s quite remarkable. I’ve never heard the like. Is it surf? Not quite. Is it metal? Maybe. Is it jazz? No, that’s a stupid question, unfit for a real life noted musical anthropologist such as myself. It’s from Creepsylvania, you say? Ghastly country. Absolutely crawling with gypsies. Say, old chap, who let you in to my office?”

In related news, GHOUL will headline the first night of this year’s edition of Brainsqueeze Fest. Set to take place April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli’s Mile High Club, which will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show, the mammoth event features more than a dozen acts including Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Negative Approach, Fucked Up and Cannabis Corpse as well as a gaggle of new Tankcrimes releases to be revealed in the coming weeks! Get your riot gear ready.

MAYAN RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “HUMAN SACRIFICE”‏

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Dutch symphonic death metal band MAYAN have released their second lyric video, this one for the new album track “Human Sacrifice.” Led by EPICA guitarist & songwriter Mark Jansen, MAYAN’s second studio album, Antagonise, was released on February 4th. The album was recorded at Sandlane Studio with producer Joost van den Broek (REVAMP, STREAM OF PASSION). Guests on the album include: Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP), Marcela Bovio (STREAM OF PASSION), and Greek virtuoso violinist Dimitris Katsoulis.

ORBWEAVER: Psychedelic Death Metal Ensemble To Kick Off Winter Tour

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Sunshine State psychedelic death metal ensemble,ORBWEAVER, is readying to kick off a twenty-date stretch of roadside assaults next week. The live abrasions will commence on Tuesday, February 18th with a special hometown kick off show before the band joins fellow Floridian sludge assassins, Shroud Eater for a westward run of audio debauchery.

Offers guitarist/vocalist Randy Piro (ex-Hate Eternal, Gigan): “We are really excited to team up with our good friends and riff lords, Shroud Eater, for the slow invasion of the Orb-Eaters…a tour which will take us from our homes in Miami, to the West Coast and back. Brains will be twisted, senses warped, and a mysterious trail of green slime will be left in our wake. May the strangers be listening!”

ORBWEAVER will be touring in support of their Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon EP, released upon the masses last Summer. Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon was initially released in alimited run of 100 cassette tapes via Primitive Violence Records and on CD direct through the band. The record is also available digitally via their official BandCamp page.

ORBWEAVER
2/18/2014 Churchill’s – Miami, FL

w/ Shroud Eater
2/19/2014 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL w/ Ad Nauseum, Ex Vietnam
2/20/2014 The Shark Tank – Tallahassee, FL w/ Atrocitus, Short Walk
2/21/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
2/22/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Lordy Dying, Gristnam
2/23/2014 Beerland – Austin, TX
2/25/2014 Kim’s Sports Bar – Riverside, CA
2/26/2014 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA
2/27/2014 Frankie Teardrops – San Luis Obispo, CA w/ Hashmouth
2/28/2014 The Complex – LA, CA w/ Lightning Swords Of Death
3/01/2014 Yucca Tap Room – Phoneix, AZ
3/02/2014 The Trainyard – Las Cruces, NM
3/03/2014 Taqueria Pedritos – Dallas, TX
3/04/2014 Vino’s Pizza And Pub – Little Rock, AR
3/05/2014 The End – Nashville, TN
3/06/2014 Chapel Hill Underground – Chapel Hill, NC
3/07/2014 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
3/08/2014 529 – Atlanta, GA
3/09/2014 Burro Bar – Jacksonville, FL w/ Porter, Atma
3/10/2014 Fubar Downtown – St. Petersburg, FL w/ Landbridge, Ulcer, Cosm

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Releases Mini Video In Anticipation Of Upcoming Headlining Tour

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will be returning to the road in 2014 with a headlining tour of North America. Joining BTBAM on this trek will be Deafheaven, Intronaut, and The Kindred. In anticipation of the journey, the band recently released a short video recorded during their most recent North American excursion at the end of 2013. The video, as the band describes is, “The process. The preparation. A small glimpse into the beginnings of a BTBAM show. Let’s switch off together.” The video was produced, filmed and directed by Raymond McCrea Jones and Wes Richardson, with editing by Raymond McCrea Jones, and visual effects by Wes Richardson.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME w/ Deafheaven, Intronaut, The Kindred
2/20/2014 Empire – West Springfield, VA
2/21/2014 Paramount Theater – Huntington, NY
2/22/2014 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
2/23/2014 Royale Nightclub – Boston, MA
2/24/2014 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
2/26/2014 Corona Theater – Montreal,QC
2/27/2014 Imperial De Quebec – Quebec City, QC
2/28/2014 Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON
3/01/2014 London Music Hall – London, ON
3/02/2014 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
3/04/2014 Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
3/05/2014 Durty Nellie’s – Palatine, IL
3/06/2014 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
3/07/2014 Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
3/08/2014 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
3/10/2014 The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
3/11/2014 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
3/12/2014 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
3/14/2014 Jake’s Sports Café – Lubbock, TX
3/15/2014 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
3/16/2014 South By So What?! Festival  – Grand Prarie, TX
3/18/2014 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
3/20/2014 The Ritz Ybor – Ybor City, FL
3/21/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
3/22/2014 40 Watt – Athens, GA
3/23/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

RIVERS OF NIHIL Confirms Tour Dates Leading Up To The Best In Brutality Tour + SXSW

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RIVERS OF NIHIL have announced a handful of live assaults leading up to their appearance on The Best In Brutality Tour with Broken Hope, Oceano, Fallujah, and Kublai Khan. The latest run of dates in support of their The Conscious Seed Of Light full-length will initiate in Fayetteville, North Carolina on March 10th and include a performance at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 13th before kicking off The Best In Brutality Tour on March 18th in Phoenix, Arizona. The trek will come to a close on April 19th in Columbus, Ohio and includes an appearance at this year’s edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts.

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of their debut full-length, The Conscious Seed Of Light. Recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan, the band began their project with the idea that they would release four separate albums tied together by one common theme, each reflecting a particular season of a year. Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates: “The Conscious Seed Of Light is intended to be representative of Spring and explores various themes concerning new beginnings, growth, and an attachment to the natural world in a post-human Earth. Unlike some concept records however, we wanted to allow each song to work on its own terms. Rather than have the songs rely on each other to move a specific story structure forward, they work within their own separate narratives, but ultimately serve the album’s broader concept.”

RIVERS OF NIHIL
3/10/2014 The Drunken Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
3/11/2014 the Bonnie Kate Theatre – Elizabethton, TN
3/13/2014 SXSW – Austin, TX
3/14/2014 Korova (Basement) – San Antonio, TX
3/17/2014 The Rock – Tucson, AZ

The Best In Brutality Tour w/ Oceano, Broken Hope, Fallujah, Kublai Khan
3/18/2014 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
3/19/2014 The Glass House – Pomona, CA
3/20/2014 Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
3/22/2014 Industry Theater – Lancaster, CA
3/23/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
3/25/2014 Branx – Portland, OR
3/26/2014 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
3/27/2014 Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
3/28/2014 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
3/29/2014 Golden Age Club – Calgary, AB
3/31/2014 Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB
4/01/2014 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
4/03/2014 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
4/04/2014 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
4/06/2014 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
4/08/2014 Le Dagobert – Quebec City, QC
4/09/2014 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON
4/11/2014 Underworld – Montreal, QC
4/12/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA
4/13/2014 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
4/15/2014 Reverb – Reading, PA
4/16/2014 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
4/17/2014 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest – Worcester, MA
4/18/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
4/19/2014 Alrosa Ville – Columbus, OH

ALTERBEAST Premieres New Track; Band To Drop New Full-Length Next Month

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The newest track from ALTERBEASTMutilated Marvel,” from the band’s forthcoming new full-length, Immortal, set for release via Unique Leader Records next month.

Meticulously assembled in several locals throughout 2013, with guitars and bass recorded at Augmented Audio in Los Angeles by former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams, vocals arranged at Mayhemeness Studios in Sacramento by Bob Swanson (Rings Of Saturn et al) and drums tracked at Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al), who also mixed and mastered the release, Immortal vows to supply some of the most dynamic, instrumentally adept and plainly scathing material of the year.

FALLUJAH: Begins Recording New Album; Band To Take Part In The Best In Brutality Tour‏

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San Francisco-based atmospheric death metal collective, FALLUJAH, are very pleased to take part in The Best In Brutality Tour 2014 this Spring with co-headliners Oceano and Broken Hope. Set to join the tour on March 20th in Los Angeles, California, the near month-long run of live assaults will storm its way across North America, drawing to a close on April 19th in Columbus, Ohio. Additional support will be provided by Rivers Of Nihil and Kublai Khan.

Comments vocalist Alex Hofmann: “We are always excited to be part of tours such as this that feature such a wide array of palettes and styles. We’re really excited to meet the guys in Rivers Of Nihil, whom we’ve been following for some time now, as well as regroup with Broken Hope whom we met over the Summer in Europe. This tour is the beginning of what is sure to be a busy and exciting year for us as we are to embark just after finishing our new full-length album in the studio. We hope to see all our old friends on the West Coast, our new friends in Canada, and visit some fresh territory in the Northeast and Midwest. See you there.”

FALLUJAH
The Best In Brutality Tour w/ Oceano, Broken Hope, Rivers Of Nihil, Kublai Khan
3/20/2014 Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
3/22/2014 Industry Theater – Lancaster, CA
3/23/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
3/25/2014 Branx – Portland, OR
3/26/2014 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
3/27/2014 Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
3/28/2014 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
3/29/2014 Golden Age Club – Calgary, AB
3/31/2014 Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB
4/01/2014 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
4/03/2014 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
4/04/2014 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
4/06/2014 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
4/08/2014 Le Dagobert – Quebec City, QC
4/09/2014 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON
4/11/2014 Underworld – Montreal, QC
4/12/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA
4/13/2014 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
4/15/2014 Reverb – Reading, PA
4/16/2014 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
4/17/2014 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest – Worcester, MA
4/18/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
4/19/2014 Alrosa Ville – Columbus, OH

THE HAUNTED premieres new track, “My Enemy”, announces Scandinavian tour dates

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Having just returned from the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise in the Caribbean, Sweden’s metal pioneers THE HAUNTED are now debuting another new song from the recently released 3-track single, Eye Of The Storm.

THE HAUNTED is currently working on their upcoming studio album, expected for a summer 2014 release.

THE HAUNTED live 2014
March 28, 2014 — Göteborg (Sweden) — Trädgårn
March 29, 2014 — Örebro (Sweden) — Ritz
April 4, 2014 — Oslo (Norway) — John Dee
April 5, 2014 — Malmö (Sweden) — Kulturbolaget
April 17, 2014 — Turku (Finland) — Klubi
April 18, 2014 — Tampere  (Finland) — Klubi
April 19, 2014 — Helsinki (Finland) — Tavastia
May 8, 2014 — Stockholm (Sweden) — Klubben
May 10, 2014 — Karlstad (Sweden) — Rockbaren
More dates will be announced soon!

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