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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announces Additional North American Dates Preceding Tour With Meshuggah

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As previously announced, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will be joining Meshuggah for their 25th anniversary tour across North America. In addition to those shows, BTBAM will be performing select headlining beginning on May 29 with Trioscapes serving as direct support. Trioscapes, featuring BTBAM bassist Dan Briggs, released their debut album on Metal Blade Records last year. The band also features Walter Fancourt (saxophone) and Matt Lynch (drums).

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME w/ Trioscapes
5/30/2014 Stickyz – Little Rock AR
5/31/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
6/01/2014 The Mohawk – Austin, TX
6/03/2014 The Nile – Mesa, AZ
6/04/2014 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

w/ Meshuggah
6/06/2014 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
6/07/2014 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
6/09/2014 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
6/11/2014 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
6/12/2014 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO * No Meshuggah
6/13/2014 The Irving Theater – Indianapolis, IN * No Meshuggah
6/14/2014 Pop’s – Sauget IL, w/ Meshuggah
6/15/2014 Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
6/17/2014 The Fillmore Silver – Spring, MD
6/18/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
6/19/2014 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
6/20/2014 Amnesia Rock Fest – Montebello, QC Amnesia Rock Fest
6/21/2014 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
6/23/2014 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA * No Meshuggah

LOCUSTA: Ohio Technical Grinding Death Unit Announces Live Takeover‏

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After a two-year hiatus, Ohio technical grinding death metal peddlers, LOCUSTA, will be embarking on a live takeover through the East Coast this Spring! Slated to commence on May 13th in Raleigh, North Caroline, LOCUSTA will rape faces through Columbia, Knoxville, Columbus, Washington DC, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Providence, Portland, Philadelphia, Harrisonburg and Richmond with additional incursions to be announced in the coming weeks. The band will be joined by drummer Alex Tomlin (Battlemaster, Arsis, Withered).

LOCUSTA is currently putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled full-length tentatively scheduled to drop later this year. In the meantime, ravaging preview track, “Contaminant Remains,” will appear on the band’s forthcoming, four-track Dendromorphosis EP which also includes a molten rendition of Death’sSee Through Dreams,” and artwork by renowned designer Lucas Ruggieri (BlackTusk, Kylesa, Ghoul, cough et al). Dendromorphosis will be available for purchase at all upcoming tour dates.

LOCUSTA Live Incursions 2014
5/13/2014 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC w/ Warhead
5/14/2014 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC w/ Marrow Of Earth, Axattack, Waft
5/17/2014 The Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN w/ Red Necklace, Vomit Breath
5/18/2014 The Carabar – Columbus, OH w/ Ulcerate, Inter Arma
5/20/2014 Smash Records – Washington, DC w/ Exar Kun, Gloom
5/21/2014 MDF Matinee @ Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD w/ Horrendous, Coffin Dust
5/28/2014 The Paper Box – Brooklyn, NY w/ Diocletian, Manticore, Goat Torment, Pissgrave, Unholy Spirits, Damnatum, Ominous Resurrection, Sacristy
5/29/2014 The Black Box – Providence, RI w/ Crypter, Orsus, Deathstate
5/30/2014 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME w/ Sylvia, Livver, Notox (Ex Toxic Narcotic)
5/31/2014 The Millcreek Tavern – Philadelphia, PA w/ Coffin Dust, Dridge
6/01/2014 The Blue Nile – Harrisonburg, PA w/ Earthling, Evicera
6/03/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Eyehategod, Ringworm, Enabler, Gritter

Philip Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival Announces Exclusive THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE Screening Featuring Original Cast Members!‏

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It’s less than six months before the return of Philip Anselmo and Corey Mitchell’s horror and heavy metal groundbreaking event, the Housecore Horror Film Festival! In 2013, a phone call between Mitchell and Anselmo led to the brilliant idea to bring Italian soundtrack maestros, Goblin, to the United States for the first time to score Dario Argento’s classic giallo SUSPIRIA. It led to two nights of Goblin performances and the band’s first-ever United States tour after more than 40 years of existence.

In 2014, yet another phone call led to yet another crazy idea to make HHFF even bigger this year. Mitchell was speaking with HHFF staffer Nic “Machine” Brown about what films to screen at this year’s festival and, of course, the conversation immediately honed in on the 40th anniversary of the most important film in Texas history, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. Mitchell told Brown that it was imperative that we bring TXCM back to its old stomping grounds of Austin, Texas. Brown agreed and set out to find everyone in the film that was still alive and asked if they would join Anselmo in his own world of mayhem. ALL of the living members of the main cast agreed to appear at HHFF ’14 and they include:

GUNNAR HANSEN (Leatherface)
MARILYN BURNS (Sally Hardesty)
EDWIN NEAL (The Hitchhiker)
ALLEN DANZINGER (Jerry)
WILLIAM VAIL (Kirk)
TERI MCMINN (Pam)
JOHN DUGAN (Grandpa)
ED GUINN (Cattle Truck Driver)

Anselmo is blown away that the entire living cast will be at HHFF. “TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is such an incredibly important film, not just horror film, and to have all of these amazing people come to Housecore Horror and share this incredible anniversary with me and all of our friends is simply mind-blowing!”

Expect the cast to eagerly participate in supporting their film. They will be at HHFF all weekend and participate on panels about the film, a Q&A after the screening of the film, as well as signing autographs and taking pictures with their fans. Many more bands, special guests, films, and special events to be announced over the next few months.

VADER: NEW ALBUM TRACK COMMENTARY, PART TWO‏

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Guitarist/vocalist Peter W. of  VADER discusses “Armada On Fire” and “Triumph Of Death,” two tracks off the band’s twelfth studio album, TIBI ET IGNI, due out in North America on June 10th.

VANHELGD Releases Lead Track From ‘Relics Of Sulphur Salvation’

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Swedish death metal cult VANHELGD has released “Dödens Maskätna Anlete,” the harrowing opening track from their third LP, Relics Of Sulphur Salvation.

Relics Of Sulphur Salvation will see North American release via 20 Buck Spin on May 27th. While Pulverised will handle CD and digital sales internationally, the LP edition will be released worldwide by 20 Buck Spin, including limited colored vinyl for mailorder customers.

DEATH ANGEL: “The Dream Calls for Blood” Video Clip Now Online

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San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL, have released the video clip for the title-track of their new album The Dream Calls for Blood.

The Dream Calls for Blood was recorded at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY,CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL).

Lucifers Hammer (US) re-issue premiere

Lucifers Hammer from US, playing occult Black/Death Metal has its forgotten album reissued by Destro Records. ‘The Mists of Time’ originally came out in 1997 and was extremely overlooked. This music which is atmospheric and reeking of malice is thankfully reissued along with the demo and contains new artwork and special packaging. SMNnews.com is proud to premiere the whole release here –

 

Destro Records – http://www.destrorecords.com/

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RIVERS OF NIHIL Debuts “Birth Of The Omnisavior” Video; Tour With Whitechapel And Devildriver Begins Next Month‏

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Reading, Pennsylvania natives, RIVERS OF NIHIL, continue their ascent of the death metal ladder with a brand new music video. “Birth Of The Omnisavior” is a sleek and dark video that captures visually what this band does so well sonically: play emboldened, deftly-executed death metal. Watch “Birth Of The Omnisavior” from latest album, The Conscious Seed Of Light.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Whitechapel, Revocation
5/14/2014 Fubar – St Louis, MO
5/15/2014 Czar Bar – Kansas City, MO

w/ Whitechapel, Devildriver, Revocation, Carnifex, Fit For An Autopsy
5/17/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
5/18/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
5/19/2014 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
5/20/2014 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
5/21/2014 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
5/22/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
5/23/2014 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
5/24/2014 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
5/25/2014 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
5/26/2014 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
5/27/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/29/2014 Marquee Beer Market & Stage – Calgary, AB
5/30/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
5/31/2014 Riddell Centre – Regina, SK
6/1/2014 The Venue – Fargo, ND
6/2/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
6/3/2014 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
6/4/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
6/5/2014 CenterStage Bar and Grill – Kokomo, IN
6/7/2014 The International – Knoxville, TN
6/8/2014 Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
6/10/2014 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
6/11/2014 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
6/12/2014 Stage 48 – New York, NY
6/13/2014 Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
6/14/2014 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
6/15/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
6/16/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
6/17/2014 Firestone Live – Orlando, FL
6/18/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
6/20/2014 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
6/21/2014 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
6/22/2014 Gas Monkey Bar N Grill – Dallas, TX
6/23/2014 Mohawk – Austin, TX

w/ Whitechapel, Revocation
6/25/2014 The Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Announces Release Date Of Celestite; Tour Dates Confirmed‏

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Excitement has been growing since WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM announced the unexpected release of Celestite, an instrumental, experimental companion record to 2011’s Celestial Lineage.

Celestite sees the band take a deeper excursion into the crystalline synthesizer-driven domains that have long intrigued them. With the aid of producer Randall Dunn, the band unearthed a hidden soundscape that is only loosely tethered to their familiar sound, yet is still unmistakably the work of WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM. We are pleased to confirm the North American release date for Celestite as July 8th, 2014, marking the maiden release on the band’s new label, Artemisia Records, which will be their outlet for future recordings.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will also return to the road this Summer in conjunction with the release of Celestite, with a run of West Coast North American July tour dates just announced and more to follow.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Tour Dates
7/11/2014 Capital Theatre Backstage – Olympia, WA
7/12/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
7/13/2014 The Venue – Vancouver, BC
7/14/2014 Crocodile – Seattle, WA
7/15/2014 Star Theatre – Portland, OR
7/17/2014 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
7/18/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
7/19/2014 Che Café – San Diego, CA
7/20/2014 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA

Details Announced For GWAR-B-Q and Dave Brockie Memorial, First GWAR-B-Q Bands Unveiled‏

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Presented once again by Slave Pit Inc. and sponsored by Ring Dog Rescue, The 5th Annual GWAR-B-Q and Dave Brockie Memorial will certainly go down in history as one of the most significant events to happen in Richmond since the Civil War.

In a celebration of the life of David Murray Brockie, a special memorial event will be held FREE to the public from 4:00 PM -7:00 PM ONLY on Aug 15, 2014 at Hadad’s Lake (located at 7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond,VA 23231). Fans, friends, family and bohabs will have the opportunity to pay their respects, as they drunkenly toast with a GWAR Beer in one hand, while wearing the commemorative Dave Brockie Fund vomit stained t-shirt as Oderus Urungus is set ablaze in a Viking Funeral Pyre on the lake.

In keeping with the tradition of past GWAR-B-Q’s, Slave Pit Inc. has revealed the first bands confirmed for the event.  The GWAR-B-Q will feature the heaviest, and most legendary line up of bands that the metal and punk scenes have to offer. Heavyweights such as Hatebreed, hometown heroes Kepone, with former GWAR member Beefcake, the infamous Meatmen, featuring the Dutch Hercules, Tesco Vee and a very special appearance by the Original Gangsters, Body Count. For a full lineup of bands go here.

You can make a donation to the Dave Brockie Fund and purchase the Official Dave Brockie Tribute Shirt here.

ULCERATE: Vermis North America MMXIV Tour Begins This Week‏

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The members of Auckland, New Zealand’s demoralizing trio, ULCERATE, are currently headed stateside, as their return to North America embarks this week with the Vermis North America MMXIV tour, beginning this Thursday, May 1st.

Sponsored by Metal Injection, Vermis North America MMXIV will be ULCERATE’s first return to the continent since their mini-tour in 2012, culminated with their memorably punishing set at Maryland Deathfest that year. This time touring in support of their fourth LP, Vermis, ULCERATE will inundate the populous with their incredibly destructive, dynamic style of supremely cutting edge death metal imaginable for nineteen days and nights on the new trek, which will include the band’s first shows on the West Coast. The excursion will come to a close with a return performance at the massive Maryland Death Fest on May 19th. Tour support for ULCERATE will be provided by Relapse lablemates, Inter Arma, on the majority of the dates.

ULCERATE Vermis North America MMXIV
5/01/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
5/02/2014 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
5/03/2014 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
5/04/2014 The Highline – Seattle, WA
5/06/2014 Starlight Lounge – Sacramento, CA
5/09/2014 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA w/ Inter Arma
5/10/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Inter Arma
5/11/2014 Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA w/ Inter Arma
5/12/2014 Les Katacombes – Montreal, QC w/ Inter Arma
5/13/2014 Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda – Rouyn-Noranda, QC w/ Inter Arma
5/14/5012 Comfort Zone – Toronto, ON w/ Inter Arma
5/15/2014 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI w/ Inter Arma
5/16/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Inter Arma
5/17/2014 Brass Rail – Fort Wayne, IN w/ Inter Arma
5/18/2014 Carabar – Columbus, OH w/ Inter Arma
5/19/2014 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Inter Arma
5/20/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Inter Arma
5/21/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA w/ Inter Arma
5/25/2014 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

PRONG Release Lyric Video for “Turnover”‏

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PRONG has released a lyric video for the new song “Turnover” taken from their brand new album “Ruining Lives“.

The new album “Ruining Lives” is out now in Europe and will be released in the USA/Canada on May 13th through Steamhammer/SPV as a limited Digipak version that includes 1 bonus track and a poster, as a double gatefold colored vinyl version incl. 1 bonus track and the CD in cardboard sleeve, as a standard CD version and download.

PRONG Live 2014
22.07. I-Milano – Lo-Fi
24.07. SLO-Tolmin – Metaldays
26.07. D-Viersen – Eier mit Speck Festival
27.07. NL-Eindhoven – Dynamo
29.07. NL-Rotterdam – Baroeg
30.07. D-Weinheim – Cafe Central
31.07. D-Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
01.08. D-Wacken – Wacken Open Air
08.08. GB-Derbyshire – Bloodstock Open Air
09.08. B-Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
23.08. D-Bad Wünnenberg – Wünnstock Open Air

WOLVHAMMER: Details Of Impending Third LP Announced; ‘Clawing Into Black Sun’ Set For July Release Via Profound Lore‏

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Midwestern metal cult, WOLVHAMMER, has put the final touches on their third studio full-length, and today unveils the album’s full info including the cover art and a short trailer.

The core of WOLVHAMMER — vocalist Adam Clemans (Shaidar Logoth), guitarist Jeff Wilson (Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves, Doomsday, ex-Nachtmystium), and drummer Heath Rave (ex-Across Tundras) — infiltrated Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota in March, with Dan Jensen at the soundboard, pounding out eight new hymns for the nearly fifty-minute-long Clawing Into Black Sun, which will see release through Profound Lore on Tuesday, July 8th.

While their last tour run saw them on a successful run supporting The Black Dahlia Murder and Skeletonwitch, coinciding with the release of Clawing Into Black Sun, the WOLVHAMMER outfit — bassist Joe Noel (ex-Samothrace, ex-Altar of Plagues) and guitarist Brendan Seven completing the lineup — will announce a barrage of live assaults and widespread touring in support of their most punishing and accomplished offering yet. Additional updates on WOLVHAMMER’s upcoming plans and tunes from Clawing Into Black Sun will be released over the coming weeks.

SUMMER SLAUGHTER 2014 Lineup Unveiled!

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The most extreme tour of the year has returned with its most crushing lineup yet. The eighth annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by IndieMerchStore.com, runs from July 17th through August 10th. It features such heavyweights as Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins and Fallujah. The tour will stop at The House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 19th and Irving Plaza in New York on August 8th with VIP ticketing currently available now for both shows. Look for the complete list of tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

VADER: NEW ALBUM TRACK COMMENTARY, PART ONE‏

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Guitarist/vocalist Peter W. of VADER discusses “Go To Hell” and “Where Angels Weep,” the first two tracks on the band’s twelfth studio album, TIBI ET IGNI, due out in North America on June 10th.

DENVER BLACK SKY Announces Its Second Edition Of Live Debauchery

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Following a hugely successful debut last December, the bringers of DENVER BLACK SKY are pleased to announce their second edition of live debauchery! This year’s DENVER BLACK SKY event will take place August 2nd and 3rd again at the Gothic Theatre and Moe’s BBQ and feature another vicious lineup that includes appearances by:

Day 1 – August 2nd, 2014
Municipal Waste
Nails
Cephalic Carnage
Noisem
Dead Temple
Transient
In The Company Of Serpents
Vale of Pnath
Cattleist
Doperunner
Khemmis
Gomorrah
908
Ghosts of Glaciers
The Xiphoid Process
Wayfarer

Day 2 – August 3rd, 2014
Brutal Truth
Cannabis Corpse
Phobia
ACxDC
Xibalba
Resurrection
Early Graves
The Drip
Theories
Skinned
Annul
Zombie Hate Brigade
Scalafrea
North
Condemned Remains

Brand New Slayer Song, Band Forms Own Label Imprint‏

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Last night at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Slayer surprised the capacity crowd with an unannounced performance, kicking off the show with a three-song set that included the global premiere of “Implode,” the band’s first new studio recording in five years.

Later this year, the two-time Grammy-winning Slayer will begin recording a new album, tentatively set for an early 2015 release date.  The album will make Slayer history as it will be released on Nuclear Blast Records through the band’s own label imprint, closing out a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings.  No name for the imprint has been decided on yet.

“Rick has played a huge role in our career, we’ve made some great albums with him,” said Slayer’s Tom Araya.  “But today is a new day, record companies don’t play the kind of role they once did, and we really like the idea of going out on our own, connecting directly with our fans, and Nuclear Blast is fired up about taking on that challenge with us.” All future recordings on the band’s label imprint will be released worldwide exclusively through Nuclear Blast.

Slayer will spend the next few months on the road touring major North American and European festivals as well as headlining dates, sharing the stages with Metallica, Iron Maiden and more (see below), but is expected to be back in the studio in the fall to record the rest of the new album.

SLAYER
MAY
9 The Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT
10 Fillmore, Denver, CO
11 Shrine, Billings, MT
13 Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO
15 The Pageant, St Louis, MO
16 Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
17 Rock on the Range, Columbus, OH
28 Sonisphere Festival @ Hietaniemi Beach, Helsinki, Finland
30 STHLM Fields @ Gardet Royal Park, Stockholm, Sweden
31 FortaRock Festival Goffertpark, Nijmegen, Netherlands
JUNE
1 Sonisphere Festival @ Valle Hoven, Oslo, Norway
3 Horsens Gaol, Horsens, Denmark
4 Sonisphere Festival @ Imtech Arena, Hamburg, Germany
5 Den Atelier, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
7 Rock AM Ring, Nurburgring, Germany
8 Rock Im Ring, Nurnberg, Germany
9 Z7 Konzertfabrik, Prattein, Switzerland
13 Nova Rock @Pannonia Fields, Nicklesdorf, Austria
15 Live Club, Milan, Italy
16 Estragon, Bologna, Italy
18 Paloma, Niems, France
20 Hellfest @Rue de Champ Louet, Clisson, France
21 Tons of Rock Restival, Halden, Norway
24 Stadion Miejeski, Poznan, Poland
26 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
27 Graspop, Dessel, Belgium
30 Limelight, Belfast, Ireland
JULY
1 Academy, Dublin, Ireland
4 Paris Le Zenith, Paris, France
5 Sonisphere Festival @ Knebworth, Knebworth Park, England
AUGUST
3 Milo Club, Nizny Novgorad, Russia
4 Arena Moscow Club, Moscow, Russia
5 A2 Club, St. Petersburg, Russia
8 Brutal Assault Festival, Old Army Fortress Josefov, Jaromer, Czech Republic
10 Heavy Montreal Festival @ Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec

CANNABIS CORPSE release new track, “Zero Weed Tolerance”‏

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Richmond, VA based death metal powerhouse CANNABIS CORPSE have released the first new track from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘From Wisdom to Baked‘. The new track, titled “Zero Weed Tolerance” is streaming below. ‘From Wisdom to Baked‘ will be released in North America on June 24 (June 20 world-wide).

CANNABIS CORPSE have announced a special live date as part of this year’s Denver Black Skies Festival. The two day festival, which runs from August 2-3 will see the band play alongside BRUTAL TRUTH, PHOBIA, NAILS, and many more.

TURISAS to kick off “Paganfest America Part V” tour this week‏

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Finnish battle metallers TURISAS will return to North America this week with co-headliners (and fellow Finns) KORPIKLAANI for the fifth installment of the Paganfest America Tour! Some of the finest names in pagan metal, CHTHONIC (Taiwan), VARG (Germany) and WINTERHYMN (USA), will also be joining the two titans on the road for this year’s crusade. See below for all confirmed dates.

“Paganfest America Part V”: TURISAS, KORPIKLAANI, CHTHONIC, VARG, WINTERHYMN
April 25 – Empire – Springfield, VA
April 26 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
April 27 – Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
April 28 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
April 29 – Imperial – Quebec City, QC
April 30 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
May 1 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON
May 2 – Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH
May 3 – Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
May 4 – Skyway Theater – B – Minneapolis, MN
May 5 – Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
May 7 – The Republik – Calgary, AB
May 8 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
May 9 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 10 – Toxic Lounge – Portland, OR
May 11 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
May 12 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
May 13 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
May 15 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
May 16 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
May 17 – Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
May 18 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA

“ALL HAIL GWAR!” Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show to open at MF Gallery on May 3rd, 2014‏

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On Saturday May 3rd, MF Gallery is having a special memorial art show dedicated to our good friend Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus of the band GWAR, who passed away suddenly in March 2014. Part of the proceeds from the show will benefit the Dave Brockie Foundation.

Dave was prolific in many different visual mediums and he collaborated often with MF Gallery; from his solo show / performance in 2004 to GWAR’s Crack-a-Thon in 2010 and 2011 and numerous group shows throughout the years.

Artists, fans and friends of GWAR are invited to come see the art show and celebrate this great man’s life with MF Gallery at the Opening Party, on Saturday May 3rd from 7 to 10pm. Music by GWAR, Death Piggy and DBX will be playing all night, and there will be projections of various GWAR / Dave Brockie videos. Admission is free and open to all ages.

Opening night will be a “Cash & Carry” sale, with one third of the proceeds going to The Dave Brockie Foundation. Donations can also be made directly to The Dave Brockie Foundation here. The art from the show will be available for viewing and purchasing online here. There will be a public Dave Brockie Memorial on August 15th at Hadads Lake in Richmond VA. Check for future memorial details at GWAR.net and GWARbq.com

MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond St. in Brooklyn, NY. The Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show will up be up for one month and, after opening night, will be viewable by appointment only.

Death: Full Album Stream of ‘Leprosy – Reissue’ at Livewire‏

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The fifth installment in Relapse’s exhaustive reissue campaign of DEATH’s immensely influential catalog is Leprosy, the band’s titanic second album.  Originally released in 1988 Leprosy was a pioneering album, building upon the thrash sounds of Metallica and Slayer but adding a previously unheard level of raw extremity. These songs are the roots of the entire genre of death metal.  While this was only the second record DEATH released, it immediately cemented them as heavy metal icons.

The entire album, as well as the bonus material, has been painstakingly remastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Nile, etc) and will be reissued on 2xCD/Limited Edition 3xCD/LP/Picture Disc LP/Digtal. The Deluxe 2xCD contains 50 minutes of previously unheard and unreleased Leprosy demos and rehearsal material housed in an embossed o-card package with a 24 page booklet featuring unseen pictures of the band as well as brand new liner notes from Ian Christe (Sirius/XM) and Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope).  The LP features the remastered core album on wax together with a download card for all of the music included on the 2xCD.

Listen to the entire Deluxe 2xCD version of Leprosy at Loudwire.

In addition to the 2xCD reissue, a super limited 3xCD version will be available exclusively from www.relapse.com featuring everything included on 2xCD version + an exclusive 3rd CD featuring over 40 minutes of unreleased live material, housed in a deluxe embossed 8 panel digipak with a 24 page booklet, limited and numbered to 2000 copies.

Leprosy is set for an April 29th release date in North America, April 28th in the UK/World, and April 25th in Benelux/Germany/Finland.

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE & SEPTICFLESH Announce North American Tour

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Two titans of symphonic death metal will join forces this Summer, for the most momentous event of the season: the Conquers of the World Festival 2014! Rock the Nation America bring us some of the finest metal acts in the world with this year’s annual installment. Co-headliners SEPTICFLESH (Greece) and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE (Italy) will embark on a very special metal crusade this Summer solstice, along with brutal death metallers HOUR OF PENANCE (Italy) and NECROMONICON (Canada).

Still riding high from the success of their critically acclaimed 2011 album The Great Mass, SEPTICFLESH will release their new full-length album, Titan, on June 24 via Prosthetic Records in North America. The new CD consists of 10 songs that were recorded once again at Devasoundz Studios in Athens, Greece and in the Czech Republic with the collaboration of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra And Choir. From there, the album was mixed and mastered in Los Angeles by acclaimed producer Logan Mader (GOJIRA, FEAR FACTORY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY).

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE released their latest record, Labyrinth, this past August via Nuclear Blast records. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio.

Tour dates to be announced shortly, so stay tuned!

MARTY FRIEDMAN PREMIERES ‘INFERNO’ MUSIC VIDEO

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Eminent guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN has unveiled the music video for “Inferno,” the title track of his highly anticipated new album, due out in North America on May 27. The concept for the clip — directed by FRIEDMAN and David Brodsky (Devin Townsend, The Black Dahlia Murder) — was inspired by a television show in Japan, where FRIEDMAN currently lives and is a popular TV personality himself.

Says FRIEDMAN, “The music video for ‘Inferno‘ is an homage/parody of one of my fave Japanese TV shows, ‘Zenryokusaka‘ (‘Full Power Hill’). It’s a weekly five-minute show where the entire premise is absolutely nothing but a girl running up a hill. Each week a different girl, and a different hill. I am hooked on this show, and think it is genius in its simplicity and ever-so-slight sexual nature.”

FRIEDMAN’s first studio album that will be released simultaneously internationally in over 10 years, “Inferno” was recorded mostly in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth). Featuring notable guest appearances and collaborations with acts including Rodrigo y Gabriela, Jason Becker, Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Dave Davidson (Revocation) and Danko Jones, the album features what FRIEDMAN describes as the heaviest and most intense playing and writing of his career.

Autopsy, Pitchfork premiere new track “Burial” from upcoming album “Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves”

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CALIFORNIA – U.S. death metal legend, Autopsy, has teamed up with Pitchfork to launch a brand new track, “Burial,” from the band’s upcoming seventh studio album, Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves. Stream the new track here: http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/311-hell-awaits-house-of-lightning-sutekh-hexen-autopsy-and-more/ before it hits stores on April 29 via Peaceville.

Commented the band:

“TOURNIQUETS TIGHTEN….HACKSAWS RIP…..GRAVES ARE FILLED…..THIS IS AUTOPSY, THIS IS DEATH METAL…. With the stench of ‘The Headless Ritual’ still permeating the befouled air, Autopsy has once again come for your very metal soul with their newest blood soaked homage to all things dark, twisted and horrific….once again bone crushingly heavy nightmares await….’Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves’ will awaken the most depraved part of the coldest zombie’s stare…..blood will flow, brains will be destroyed, coffin lids will be opened…”

Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves was recorded at Fantasy Studios with producer, Adam Munoz, and sees a continuation of Autopsy’s pursuit of the ultimate in metallic horror and extremity, featuring the longstanding combo of Eric Cutler and Danny Coralles on guitars, Joe Trevisano on bass and Chris Reifert on drums/vocals. From all-out death metal savagery to crawling, doom-filled sludgery, Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves further pushes the limits of taste and brutality with this latest relentless onslaught of terror from beyond the grave.

Artwork comes courtesy of Wes Benscoter, who was also previously responsible for the stunning Macabre Eternal album cover. (more…)

MARUTA: Announce East Coast Tour

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Floridian techgrind warriors MARUTA have announced an East Coast tour kicking off next month with a verifiable cavalcade of metal miscreants and ruffians. Guests along the way will include Cripple Bastards, Hooded Menace, Hivesmasher, Motherbrain, and more. The violent trek will also include a set at the infamous Maryland Deathfest on May 25th.

In addition to preparing themselves for the road, MARUTA are readying their next record with plans to enter the studio after the tour. The band will begin tracking drums at Visceral Sound with none other than Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) at the helm. The band will return to Florida to finish the record before sending it off to Hull to be mixed.

Maruta Tour Dates

5/17 Athens, Ga – Go Bar
5/18 Greensboro, NC – Legit Biz w/ Torch Runner, Priapus
5/19 Philadelpha, PA – Half Moon Cafe w/ Blurring (members of Brutal Truth, Sulaco, Kalibas), Backslider
5/20 Montclair, NJ – The Meatlocker w/ Blurring, Mother Brain
5/21 New York, NY – Saint Vitus w/ Cripple Bastards, Hooded Menace, Archagathus, Detroit
5/22 Boston, MA – Obrien’s Pub w/ HIVESMASHER, Blurring, Mother Brain
5/23 Bayshore, NY – Even Flow w/ Dehumanized (OFFICIAL),Enabler, Mother Brain
5/25 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage Maryland Deathfest
5/29 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
5/30 Charleston , SC – TBA
5/31 Jacksoneville, Fl – Burro Bar
8/23 Tampa, FL – Southern Darkness Fest

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