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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Premieres Full Album Preview at RevolverMag

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At War With Reality standard track-listing

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

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

NAPALM DEATH – New album recording status update; further worldwide touring!

After a busy year with intense studio sessions as well as incessant international touring activities, UK Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH have checked in with an update in regards to their much anticipated next album release. Vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway had the following to say:

“When we say that we’ve been working on the album recording for nearly a year, people might be thinking that this all sounds a bit too extravagant for Grindcore-type behaviour. The full story is though that we’ve been recording it in segments to try and achieve varying types of sonic assault. There is a belief in certain quarters that you can only do so much with our particularly noisy strain of music. We think otherwise, so as well as a few stylistic quirks on the album (that are sometimes happy accidents), generally it’s rawer, perhaps a little looser and of course always dense, nasty and, hopefully, invigorating too. Certainly not more polished – yuk!

Russ Russell helped us to give lots of people headaches down the years. He doesn’t mind us adopting certain, erm, techniques with studio equipment that most producer-engineers would find somewhat distasteful. So back we went again with Russ to Parlour Studios in the comparatively serene surroundings of Northamptonshire to do damage. There’s possibly some of the fastest and spazziest stuff we’ve ever done and, on the other end of the scale, some of the weirdest, most oppressive and adventurous no-wave-type stuff too.

Some song titles for you to chew on: “Copulating Snakes”, “Dear Slum Landlord” (aired at Roadburn 2014), “What is Past Is Prologue”, “Stunt Your Growth”. We’re nearly finished – we promise!”

Expect an early 2015 release for the band’s fifteenth studio LP effort by NAPALM DEATH, which succeeds 2012’s critically acclaimed UTILITARIAN album.

In the meantime, NAPALM DEATH continue their restless and relentless worldwide touring campaign, which includes a current tour of South America, appearances at Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horrorfest and at Slipknot’s own Knotfest in the US, European dates (Together with Hatebreed, headlining or at festivals like Speedfest / NL and Metal Hammer Paradise / D), but also a tour of Japan together with Brutal Truth. Here is a list of all next live-dates that have already been announced for NAPALM DEATH. And there is more to come soon…

NAPALM DEATH – Live 2014:
Presented by Rage Wear, OX Fanzine, Slam Magazine & Fuze Mag.
10/3 – Bogota – Teatro Las Vegas (Colombia)
10/5 – Mexico City – Jose Cuervo Salon (Mexico)
10/25 – Austin – Housecore Horrorfest (USA)
10/26 – San Bernadino – Knotfest 2014 (USA)
11/7 – Wroclaw – Alibi (Poland)
11/8 – Chemnitz – Arena (Germany)+ Hatebreed
11/9 – Hannover – Capitol (Germany)+ Hatebreed
11/10 – Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Germany)+ Hatebreed
11/11 – Genf – Le Usine (Switzerland)+ Hatebreed
11/12 – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrig (Germany)+ Hatebreed & War Of Ages
11/13 – Bochum – Matrix (Germany) + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
11/14 – Oldenburg – Amadeus (Germany)
11/15 – Weissenhäuser Strand – Metal Hammer Paradise (Germany)
11/21 – Paris – Le Trabendo (France)
11/22 – Eindhoven – Speedfest (Netherlands)
11/26 – Tokyo – Liquidroom (Japan) + Brutal Truth
11/27 – Osaka – Club Quattro (Japan)+ Brutal Truth
11/28 – Nagoya – Electric Lady Land (Japan)+ Brutal Truth
11/30 – Tokyo – Earthdom (Japan) + Brutal Truth

ALTERBEAST: Progressive Death Metal Titans To Level North America With The Black Dahlia Murder And Suicide Silence

Sacramento progressive death metal titans, ALTERBEAST, will kick off a month-long North American run of live takeovers tomorrow supporting The Black Dahlia Murder and Suicide Silence. Presented by Blackcraft, the tour will commence in Chicago at the Bottom Lounge and coil its way through two-dozen cities, coming to a close in Denver at The Summit Music Hall. Additional support will come from Chelsea Grin.

Comments team ALTERBEAST: “Trick or Treat motherfuckers! We’re going to be running amuck with Suicide Silence, The Black Dahlia Murder and Chelsea Grin all over this god forsaken country of ours and we couldn’t be more stoked! Every night of this tour will be fucking insane so come out and completely lose your shit with us! Keep those horns up, shred till you’re dead and we’ll see you in the pit!”

ALTERBEAST will be touring in support of their spleen-rupturing Immortal full-length, released earlier this year via Unique Leader Records. Assembled in several locales 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) 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 offering, Immortal is a dynamic, meticulously executed and unapologetically scathing creation of auditory brutality that continues to earn the approval from fans and media globally. Decibel calls the record, “…sicker-than-a-resurrected-centurion-werewolf…” HeavyBlogIsHeavy notes, “ALTERBEAST have stirred the pot, plunged a claw in and come out with one of the most exciting death metal debuts in recent history… their skills and creativity have crafted an unholy ‘beast’ of a record which plays like a long forgotten demon wreaking havoc on us mere mortals,” while TechnicalDeathMetal.com gushes in a perfect 10/10 review, “ALTERBEAST’s first full-length combines bludgeoning yet dynamic technicality with neo-classicism Christian Muenzner would envy. The final product gives competition to genre heavyweights like Origin and Archspire for best record of 2014.”

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

Formed in 2011 under the working title Gary Busey Amber Alert (GBAA), ALTERBEAST combines the teachings of The Black Dahlia Murder, Necrophagist and Spawn of Possession with the classic death metal mastery of band’s like Dissection and Morbid Angel into an irately cathartic sound expulsion.

EXODUS “Blood In, Blood Out” Album Sampler Unlocked via Twitter “Flock to Unlock”

“The result of “Blood In, Blood Out” is an overwhelming success. This band is more recharged even than when pulling together “Shovel Headed Kill Machine” in 2005 and Steve “Zetro” Souza has plenty to do with it. The rest is left to some ingenious songwriting, punishing thrash and an old school refusal to die… Blood In, Blood Out far exceeds what the fans could’ve wanted from it. Pared down to a simple sentence, this album is fucking sick.” – Ray Van Horn, Jr., Blabbermouth.net

“… if there?s anything you can count on EXODUS for, it’s riffs stacked on top of riffs on top of more RIFFS… ‘Collateral Damage’ delivers a deliciously peppy “Strike of the Beast”-type shuffle, featuring Sousa spitting forth from a venomous thesaurus and some of the most adventurous lead work that Holt and Altus have ever recorded.” – Kevin Stewart-Panko, Decibel Magazine

The highly-anticipated new EXODUS album Blood In, Blood Out hits stores everywhere on October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast! Today, via EXODUS’ Twitter, diehard fans re-tweeted the post so fast that the entire Blood In, Blood Out album sampler was unlocked in record time! Make sure to listen to samples of the entire album here:

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REVOCATION Post Third Video From The Making of “Deathless”

REVOCATION have spent the last eight years converting fans to their cause with four full length albums, an EP with Scion AV, and a charismatic live show led by guitarist/vocalist Dave Davidson. The Boston-based band also features the staggeringly talented lineup of: Dan Gargiulo on guitar, Brett Bamberger on bass, and Phil Dubois on drums. REVOCATION has firmly been established as one of the genre’s finest and will continue their campaign as part of the Metal Blade Records roster. Their fifth album, “Deathless,” is a fitting debut for the label, and a definitive statement of intent from the band. The artwork for “Deathless” was hand painted by internationally recognized tattoo artist Tom Strom.

“Deathless” is set for an October 14th release. The album will be available in CD, 2LP and digital formats.

During the recording process, the band shot a series of videos documenting their work on “Deathless”. Today the band has posted the third video in the series. The new video can be seen HERE;

“Deathless” was recorded with acclaimed producer Zeuss at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts. The album is ten tracks of ambitious, catchy, and undeniably heavy material. Musically, cuts like “Madness Opus” showcase a more deliberate REVOCATION – restrained, if even moderately so, to deliver a slow, near-dirge like track.

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IRON REAGAN Releases Blooper Reel From “Miserable Failure” Video

The Tyranny of Will, IRON REAGAN’s Relapse debut is available now! This 24 song-wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury. The album was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and self-produced plus it was mixed by Converge’s Kurt Ballou. The cover art was done by Alexis Maybree AKA NevaSafe.

The Tyranny of Will is available for in multiple configurations and formats. including standard CD, Deluxe CD that features a bonus track, cassette, LP and Digital Download. The album can ordered from Relapse Records.

Last week IRON REAGAN debuted their video for the song “Miserable Failure”, which was directed by Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang). Filming a video with IRON REAGAN is always an interesting experience, and it was documented this amazing blooper reel;

In support of The Tyranny of Will, the band will be hitting the road this fall including a special release show in Richmond, VA on October 3rd, dates with Eyehategod and an appearance at The Fun Fun Fun Fest. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Fronted by the venomously lyrical Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste), on paper IRON REAGAN is a Richmond, Virginia super group (the band also features Phil Hall of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, etc. as well as Ryan Parrish formerly of Darkest Hour together with members of Mammoth Grinder).

In practice IRON REAGAN are WAY more than just a super group project. They have toured the world several times over leveling audiences with their furious live show. IRON REAGAN is a fully formed raging band that have delivered one of the heaviest hardcore records of the year that is guaranteed to be on the top of both metalheads’ and punk rockers’ year end lists.

IRON REAGAN is:
Tony Foresta – Vocals
Phil Hall – Guitar
Mark Bronzino – Guitar
Rob Skotis – Bass
Ryan Parrish – Drum

IRON REAGAN Live:
10/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/Only Crime
10/22: Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam
10/23: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s w/Pentagram
10/24: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews W/Goatwhore
10/25: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room W/Today is the Day
10/26: Denver, CO @ 7th Circle
10/28: Boise, ID @ Crazy Horse W/Eyehategod
10/29: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon W/Eyehategod
10/30: Portland, OR @ Bossa Nova Theater W/Eyehategod
10/31: Sacramento, CA @ Star Lite Lounge W/Eyehategod
11/1: Oakland, CA @ Metro W/Eyehategod
11/2: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory W/Eyehategod
11/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos W/Eyehategod
11/4: Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst W/Eyehategod
11/5: Ventura, CA @ The Garage W/Eyehategod
11/8: Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/9: Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest

1349 release ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ in North America

Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 (Ravn -Vocals, Frost [SATYRICON] – Drums, Seidemann – Bass, Archaon – Guitars) have released their vicious new full-length album ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ today in North America. ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ is available across multiple CD, vinyl, and cassette formats.

The album, which has been called “…miles ahead of anything they?ve done since 2005?s Hellfire, and an excellent argument for the continuing relevance of Norwegian black metal?s old guard. (Pitchfork), “a welcome return for 1349 and a record that will surely reconfirm their standing in the modern black metal world” (Metal Hammer UK) and “their most eclectic and perhaps definitive album to date”.

1349 previously premiered their new video for “Slaves”. “Slaves” is the lead track from ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’.

Tracklisting:
1. Cauldron
2. Slaves
3. Exorcism
4. Postmortem
5. Mengele’s
6. Golem
7. Chained
8. Godslayer

Founded in Norway in 1997, 1349 have remained a constant influence on the Norwegian black metal scene. With a penchant for lightning speed riffing, blazing drums, and apocalyptic lyrics, the band has trail-blazed the underground, surpassing many of their peers through brute musical force. Following a a trio of landmark albums, namely 2003’s Liberation, 2004’s Beyond the Apocalypse, and 2005’s Hellfire, 1349 is set to re-establish their dominance in the world-wide extreme metal scene.

SICK OF IT ALL new album out today

SICK OF IT ALL have released a Track-by-Track video description of each song on the new album! Check out Craig and Armand break down all the lyrics and music to LAST ACT OF DEFIANCE which hit stores Today.

The band had this to say about “Get Bronx”;

“GET BRONX is a term we came up with and use amongst a group of our friends in the NYHC scene. It is used to describe the point that is passed push coming to shove, when you go all out. Musically the song is a hybrid throwback fusing some early punk type chord changes with a late 80’s NYHC style groove. The ending clearly Black Sabbath influenced and well… Geezer rules!”

INTERNAL BLEEDING Out With Imperium

Iconic New York death metal tyrants, INTERNAL BLEEDING, will release their long-anticipated new full-length, Imperium, to the masses this Fall via Unique Leader Records. Produced by the band alongside Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer, Imperium boasts the menacing artwork of Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (Carcass, Cryptopsy, The Haunted, Nevermore et al) and serves as the band’s most sonically debilitating and plainly brutal manifestation of their winding career.

Although Imperium is a new album, it is, in many ways, deeply rooted in the band?s past – a culmination of strong emotions that have been bubbling their way to the surface since 1992’s now-legendary Invocation Of Evil demo reared its maniacal head upon the underground circuit.

Elaborates the band in a thorough analysis of the record, “Ever since Invocation Of Evil was released, many in the music press and industry simply dismissed INTERNAL BLEEDING as another generic death metal band. We knew different, our fans knew different and the underground press certainly knew different. They understood that we offered something fresh and unique: death metal that focused on pit-friendly grooves, catchiness and hooks that you could actually remember. At the time, we called this approach to death metal ‘Total Fucking Slam.’ And though we garnered a great deal of underground acceptance, we had to fight a perpetual uphill battle against critics, naysayers and elitists who did nothing but talk a lot shit and run their mouths behind our backs or in print. We ignored them and kept plowing forward, but we never forget.

To add insult to injury,

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ENSLAVED ENTER THE STUDIO TO RECORD 13th ALBUM

Last week’s autumn equinox brought equal illumination to Earth’s Northern and Southern Hemispheres, but it also sparked other blood-warming news: the thirteenth studio installment by Norway’s progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED is now underway.

From his home in Bergen, Norway, ENSLAVED guitarist, songwriter, and founding member Ivar Bjørnson takes some time to provide the following update:

“My favorite time of year is whenever we enter the studio with ENSLAVED to record a new album. Now the season of creative madness, endless days, and bleeding fingertips is upon us again? O joy! As before, it is the unholy trinity that forms the first line of attack: I (guitar), Grutle (Kjellson, bass & vocals), and Cato (Bekkevold, drums), are recording the foundations of the album live, while Ice Dale (lead guitar) and Herbrand (Larsen, vocals & keys) will add their instruments and voice in their own studios after these initial core sessions. Then I will add some wackiness at my home studio, before we all get together again to finish it.

“I feel that I have delivered basic material that is rock solid. I have poured my very life and heart into these compositions while the rest of the band have refined it, shaped it, and delivered it like their very lives depended on it. It has been challenging to keep up the pace with the way the songs wanted to go; life flows its ways and takes its turns regardless of your artistic ambitions. However, the music led the way through the fog and I just followed, and never doubting the oncoming album for a second.”

Main recordings for the as-yet-untitled new album are taking place at Duper and Solslottet Studios in Bergen, Norway with additional recordings done at Conclave & Earshot Studios (presided over by ENSLAVED members Larsen and Ice Dale), and Ivar Bjørnson’s Peersonal Sound Studios.

Additional experimentation and sonic exploration will be conducted deep in the woods of Valevåg south of Bergen where the band took a mobile studio to record the infamous “Thorn” 7″ single in 2012.

The album will be produced by band members Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson & Herbrand Larsen together with Iver Sandøy. Mixing will be done by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.

Cover artwork will once again be illustrated by long-time collaborating artist and “sixth ENSLAVED member” Truls Espedal, who has painted all album covers since 2001’s Monumension.

For their 2012 studio release RIITIIR, ENSLAVED were nominated for a Spellemann Award (the Swedish equivalent of the American Grammy) for the seventh time in the category “Best Metal Album.” RIITIIR debuted at #8 on the American Billboard Heatseekers (New Artists) chart in October 2012 and appeared on numerous “Best Albums of 2012″ lists around the world.

GORGUTS announce headlining Australian dates

Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS have announced a string of headlining Australian tour dates in November. The tour begins on Nov. 14 in Melbourne and support comes from PORTAL.

The Australian headlining tour follows GORGUTS’ previously announced tour of Japan. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

GORGUTS are touring in support of their critically-acclaimed album, ‘Colored Sands’. ‘Colored Sands’ is available as a CD Digipack and limited edition Lp at the Season of Mist E-Shop, as well as in record stores throughout North America.

GORGUTS tour dates:
Japan
*All Dates with KRISIUN
11/6 Osaka, Japan @ ROCKETS
11/7 Nagoya, Japan @ Club3Star
11/8 Tokyo, Japan @ Cyclone”

Australia
*All dates with PORTAL
11/14 Melbourne, Australia @ Northcote Social Club
11/15 Sydney, Australia @ Newtown Social Club
11/16 Brisbane, Australia @ Crowbar

GWAR Eternal Tour Honors Lost Leader Oderus Urungus and Introduces New Scumdogs

(Photo Credits: Jamie Betts and Shawn Stanley)

The Scumdogs of the Universe are sharpening their axes and stoking the fires of their great war engines in preparation for the fall 2014 GWAR Eternal Tour. Global leaders had hoped the bouts of terror accompanying GWAR’s annual rampages would finally come to an end with the passing of the the groups monstrous captain, Oderus Urungus. But tonight politicians, religious leaders, and citizens around the world are asking, “Why?! Why won’t GWAR just leave the Earth in peace?”

The band’s toothsome guitarist, BalSac the Jaws of Death had this to say: “Something is wrong, unspeakably wrong. It feels as if the very fabric of reality has been ripped from belly to taint. And it all centers around Oderus’ disappearance. One moment, life is fantastic, as we celebrate the near sinking of Japan as a result of our recent journey across the Pacific; and the next, he is just gone. Suddenly the world is a dark, vile place with hordes of trolls biting at my hooves and daring to spit poison in my face. There is a great evil behind this, and I will not rest until I know what has become of my brother!”

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BLACK CROWN INITIATE DEBUT FIRST EVER MUSIC VIDEO

PA metal torchbearers BLACK CROWN INITIATE have debuted their first ever music video for their bone crushing single “Withering Waves” off their forthcoming LP The Wreckage Of Stars, due out tomorrow. The premiere comes exclusively through Revolver.com.

WATCH THE “WITHERING WAVES” VIDEO  HERE;

Black Crown Initiate has been seeing some high reviews surrounding their debut LP. New Noise Magazine states, “Black Crown Initiate is a veritable cornucopia of what has made progressive metal and death metal so memorable, and The Wreckage of Stars serves as a “How-To” guide on bringing metal into the future.” Metalsucks vividly proclaims, “It’s so thick and heavy, it’s as if peanut butter grew legs made of dynamite, lit the fuse on those legs, and then and started curb stomping motherfuckers right as the fuse went off.”

The band signed their brand new label deal earlier this summer and have since been hitting the road hard. The band is currently touring with fellow PA metal heads THE RIVERS OF NIHIL throughout the North East before heading out with label-mates UNEARTH on the HELL OR HIGH WATTAGE tour. Click here for all tour dates.

Black Crown Initiate, or commonly referred as BCI, was firmly planted at Atrium Audio, (August Burns Red, Rivers of Nihil) with producer Carson Slovak on their debut LP.

Renowned artist and Fallujah vocalist Alex Hofmann was tapped to create the visually sunning cover art for The Wreckage Of Stars.

The effort will be the follow up to the critically acclaimed Song of the Crippled Bull EP they released last year. BCI got their big break on THE METAL ALLIANCE TOUR supporting BEHEMOTH earlier this year. The band managed to get the attention and more than a few nods in the press, most notably landing on the “Albums That Will #$@&%*! Your Face Off in 2014″ list released by Metal Sucks throughout the year. They touted the EP as a “rare beast that’ll both catch your ear on first listen and keep getting better and better each time.”

1. Great Mistake
2. The Fractured One
3. Malignant
4. The Human Lie Manifest
5. Withering Waves
6. To The Eye That Leads You
7. The Wreckage of Stars
8. Shapes Collapse
9. Purge
10. Linear

CANNIBAL CORPSE: First Week Chart Numbers Revealed + Official Video For “Kill Or Become” Unveiled

A Skeletal Domain, the latest full-length from American death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, debuted at an astounding #32 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, making it the highest charting record in the band’s storied history! Additionally, A Skeletal Domain ranked in at #3 on the Hard Music chart, #5 on the Independent chart, #7 on Billboard’s Rock chart, #21 on the Physical Albums chart, #31 on the Top Current Albums chart, #59 on the Digital Albums chart and #4 on iTunes Metal! In Canada, the record also broke CANNIBAL CORPSE’s previous charting records landing at #21 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, #4 on the Hard Music chart, #58 on Digital chart, #39 on iTunes’ Top 200, #5 on iTunes’ Rock chart and a flooring #2 on iTunes’ Metal chart! The band pummeled in Germany as well with A Skeletal Domain rivaling all the band’s prior positions peaking at #21 on the Top 100 Albums chart, #21 on the Media Control charts and position #19 on the Media Market charts. Elsewhere, the record debuted at #21 on the UK Rock/Metal charts, #39 on the UK Independent Albums charts, #28 in Austria and #50 in Switzerland.

A Skeletal Domain marks CANNIBAL CORPSE’s thirteenth studio album. Produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, the record boasts twelve ravenous tracks of confrontational, meticulously-executed, ill-omened brutality as only CANNIBAL CORPSE can deliver.

In related A Skeletal Domain news, today CANNIBAL CORPSE is pleased to unveil the official new video for third cut of depravity, “Kill Or Become.” Shot at Kelly’s Hideaway in Seffner, Florida and directed by critically-lauded videographer David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (Goatwhore, Hellyeah, Whitechapel, Municipal Waste et al), the zombie-strewn, nightmarishly awesome clip fluctuates from color and black and white and offers up a delicious visual inundation of blood, guts and gastric fluids.

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“‘Vector Of Cruelty’ is a masterful combination of coruscating mid-pace burl and quirky thrash, ‘The Murderer’s Pact’ pushes boundaries in the fields of lead work and atonality, while ‘Kill Or Become’ has a sizzling, infectious quality and the potential to be a set closer should they ever quit it with ‘Hammer Smashed Face.’… the point is, there’s material on lucky number thirteen that stands up to the classics.” – Decibel

“A Skeletal Domain proves why CANNIBAL CORPSE are still such an integral part of the metal world.” – Loudwire

“…an absolute must have for any lover of anything brutal…” – Metal Injection

“…one of CANNIBAL CORPSE’s most absorbing records in years.” – The Guardian

“CANNIBAL CORPSE have pushed the technicality of their songs without forgetting the brutality or speed that fans have come to expect…with A Skeletal Domain there is even more of a reason for people to give CANNIBAL CORPSE a listen.” – Sputnik Music

“…it’s impressive that a group approaching its third decade can still bring the noise… and songs like the muscular title cut, the frenetic ‘Icepick Lobotomy,’ and the lurching and doomy ‘Kill Or Become’ deliver their dark wares with the subtlety of a morning star to the head.” – All Music

“[CANNIBAL CORPSE] fucking rule their fucking roost with talons of fucking steel.” – MetalSucks

CARCASS: “Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel” EP to be Released This November!

British extreme metal icons CARCASS, will release a collection of unreleased and hard to find tracks this November entitled the Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP. All the songs were recorded during the Surgical Steel sessions, which was produced by Colin Richardson (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, GOREFEST, CANNIBALCORPSE, SINISTER, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, TESTAMENT). The EP will be release on physical and digital formats on November 11 (North America), November 14 (Europe) and November 17 (UK).

?Well, let?s call this tying up loose ends,? commented frontman Jeff Walker. ?We thought we?d make all the tracks available from the Surgical Steel album session available on an EP? just in case you bought the Jewel Case version, DIDN’T buy the Digipak, didn?t buy the Japanese Import, or maybe you never bought the DECIBEL Magazine issue with the flexi disc? Well here you go; ALL the songs on one disc along with an previously unreleased track. Even Trevor Strnad?s arm makes a guest appearance! Enjoy.?

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EXMORTUS: California shredders pledge ‘Metal Is King’ in new music video

 

Raise your fists (and swords) to the rousing track “Metal Is King” by shredders EXMORTUS, which provides the soundtrack to the group’s latest music video. Taken from their Prosthetic debut “Slave To The Sword,” which LA Weekly calls “a blistering blend of European-influenced, neo-classical thrash metal,” the song features a prominent message echoed by drummer Mario Moreno: “Let it be known that METAL IS KING!”

Moreno reveals that the new video was shot in a small warehouse in the band’s hometown of Whittier, Calif. — “a straightforward video for a straightforward song,” he says. Watch it now on Metal Injection or stream it below!

“Slave To The Sword” has been heavily heralded by some of the metal industry’s most notable buzzmakers, including heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s “Liquid Metal” show with Jose Mangin and extensive coverage on influential blogs including (MetalSucks, No Clean Singing, etc). Throughout the year, the band has thoroughly showcased their “impressive blend of thundering melo-death and acrobatic power metal? (Revolver) by taking no mercy on the highways of North America, continuously appearing with acts inluding Flotsam & Jetsam, Destruction, Dark Tranquillity, Krisiun, Hatchet & more. In addition to a heavy touring schedule, the band also made time to appear in a nationally-aired commercial for Virgin Mobile and perform a shred-tastic rendition of the national anthem at a minor league baseball game!

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AT THE GATES launches title track from upcoming album, ‘At War With Reality’

Today marks the debut of AT THE GATES’ first new material in 19 years: the title track from their highly anticipated album, At War With Reality, due out worldwide on October 27th via Century Media Records! To hear this momentous single from the “Gothenburg style” melodic death metal pioneers, click the link below:

AT THE GATES’ Jonas Björler (bass) comments: “We have finally reached the moment for the unveiling of a first full brand new AT THE GATES song! We have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this record for the past year, and we are very happy to now present you the title track of ‘At War With Reality’. Let the journey begin…”

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DECAPITATED: SECOND ALBUM PREVIEW RELEASED

A second clip featuring 30-second previews of the last four songs from Blood Mantra – the sixth studio album by Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED – is now available for streaming on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

Recorded under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski at Hertz Studio in Poland, Blood Mantra will be released in North America on September 30th.

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EYEHATEGOD Announces Autumn Live Assault

Louisiana volume visionaries, EYEHATEGOD, are pleased to announce their next run of live demolitions this Fall. The band’s latest itinerary includes a short rash of one-off dates in Denver, Orlando and Miami as well as an appearance at Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. From there, team EYEHATEGOD will head west razing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates.

Comments frontman Mike IX Williams, “New Orleans sons of the hurricane and battered filthy communists, EYEHATEGOD, will embark on a severely damaging run of US shows this October 2014 that are guaranteed to please the dirt starved masses of nasty rock ‘n’ roll tenfold. See ya’ll on the railroad tracks!”

EYEHATEGOD continues to tour in support of their chart-topping, self-titled studio offering and first full-length in nearly fifteen years. Released in May via Housecore, the record continues to reap praise and critical “fuck-yeahs” from fans and media globally. In an 8/10 score Pitchfork declares, “After fourteen years, they’ve come out swinging, armed with yet another of their often-renewed leases on life and still spoiling for a fight. That Eyehategod exists at all is a miracle in and of itself, but the fact that it is so damn great is simply extraordinary.” Stereoboard dubs the record, “a vitriolic demonstration of everything that made this band so great in the first place. There are brilliant riffs, moments of barely contained aural violence and, most memorably of all, the ever-distinctive vocals of Mike IX Williams… a worthy addition to the band’s already impenetrable legacy.” Added The New York Times in a live review, “Something happened to EYEHATEGOD in the last decade, since its members got on the other side of those disasters: some kind of stability – a realization of exactly what the band has and how to use it. And its show at Club Europa, in Brooklyn… fell in line with the last three I’ve seen… It was an extended family of riffs, played over the new drummer Aaron Hill’s weaving, swinging drum patterns, and under the singer Mike IX Williams’ wretched howl and crinkly-eyed, mirthless smile. It was low-end body music, half-slovenly, half-graceful, impossibly deep – music for moving to in fluid motion.”

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MACABRE: October Tour With Ringworm Precedes November Mini-Tour With Carcass

Chicago’s Murder Metal trio, MACABRE, is set to rampage across the US on a headlining twenty-four city slaughter spree this October. Joined by openers, Panzerfaust, and with direct support from the mighty Ringworm, MACABRE will spread their grisly tales of terror across the country from October third through Halloween night. The trek includes participation in Philip H. Anselmo’s second annual Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, alongside Gwar, Voivod, Neurosis, Danzig, Samhain, Eyehategod, Vader, Corrections House, Lustmord and others.

After returning home to resupply with fresh provisions, just a week-and-a-half later MACABRE will caravan through the Midwestern region on a brutal escapade as direct support for the legendary Carcass. The five-date invasion will see Pontiac, Grand Rapids, Madison, Des Moines and Joliet ravaged by the vicious lineup, which also includes the berserk invigoration of Exhumed and Noisem.

MACABRE will also be headlining the Chicago Music Factory and Rebel Radio’s seventeenth annual Holiday Of Horrors in their hometown on December 26th, joined by Jungle Rot, Scythe and Armored Assault.

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FALLUJAH: Atmospheric Death Metal Faction Announces Pacific Northwest Trek With Archspire; European Tour Draws Near

 

Following their successful Summer Slaughter takeover, atmospheric death metal faction, FALLUJAH, will embark upon a short but punishing run of Pacific Northwest dates next month.

Slated to commence on October 9th in Eugene, Oregon, and accompanied by Canadian tech death metaler wizards, Archspire, the band will level nine cities, with the journey drawing to a close October 19th in Santa Cruz, California. The tour marks FALLUJAH’s first appearance on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island and serves as a precursor to the band’s forthcoming European invasion later this year with Dying Fetus, Goatwhore and Malevolence.

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RINGS OF SATURN Drops Lyric Video For “Unsympathetic Intellect”

With the October 14th release date for RINGS OF SATURN’s second LP, Lugal Ki En, rapidly approaching, another brand new single has been declassified and is now on public display through a lyric video for “Unsympathetic Intellect” at Revolver Magazine’s website. The ninth of the album’s twelve tracks which unarguably display the band’s most innovative and damaging material to date, “Unsympathetic Intellect” not only bears some of the most beautifully eerie passages and debilitating low-end drops of the entire Lugal Ki En, the lyric video brings the equally otherworldly album art to vibrant life while the song’s lyrics inundate the listener from all angles, the video created by Alex T. Reinhard of Brutal Productions.

Explore the “Unsympathetic Intellect” lyric video;

Unique Leader Records will release Lugal Ki En in North America October 14th and in Europe on the 17th, the album produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 (Kamikabe, Those Who Fear, Trophies) and the custom, conceptual art pieces created by Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art. The LP version comes in two limited edition color varieties — purple and four-color splatter — bound in a gatefold sleeve with a digital download card. The album will also see CD and digital release.

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Two GWAR Members To Join Their Scumdog Brothers on the GWAR Eternal Tour this Fall!

GWAR, the most brutal band in existence, has bolstered its ranks leading up to the GWAR Eternal Tour. The Berserker Blóthar and Vulvatron are the latest intergalactic warriors to be banished to the pathetic mudball known as Planet Earth. Blóthar; a fat, filthy, frozen space viking, will take over as GWAR’s lead vocalist. The role of the red-hot cybernetic spitfire known as Vulvatron is more mysterious…Both will feature prominently in the anticipated GWAR Eternal Tour – which promises to be the most shocking and entertaining rock show of the year! Get to know your new masters before they grind you to a bloody pulp!

Blóthar

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1349 debuts Slaves video

Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 have premiered their new video for “Slaves” here. “Slaves” is the lead track from the bands forthcoming new album ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’.

‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ will be released in North America on September 30, and will be available across multiple CD, vinyl, and cassette formats.

1349 (Ravn -Vocals, Frost [SATYRICON] – Drums, Seidemann – Bass, Archaon – Guitars) also recently announced the ‘Chaos Raids’ European headline tour. A full listing of confirmed 1349 tour dates can be found below.

Founded in Norway in 1997, 1349 have remained a constant influence on the Norwegian black metal scene. With a penchant for lightning speed riffing, blazing drums, and apocalyptic lyrics, the band has trail-blazed the underground, surpassing many of their peers through brute musical force. Following a a trio of landmark albums, namely 2003’s Liberation, 2004’s Beyond the Apocalypse, and 2005’s Hellfire, 1349 is set to re-establish their dominance in the world-wide extreme metal scene.

1349 Tour Dates:

Sept. 26 Oslo, Norway @ Pokalen Pub – ‘Massive Cauldron of Chaos’ record release show
‘Chaos Raids” European Tour 2014
Nov. 12 Munchen, Germany @ Backstage
Nov. 13 Aalen, Germany @ Rock It
Nov. 14 Oberhausen, Germany @ Helvete
Nov. 15 Rotterdam, The Netherlands @ Baroeg
Nov. 16 Biebob, Belgium @ Vosselaar
Nov. 17 Paris, France @ Glazart
Nov. 18 Lyss, Switzerland @ Kulturfabrik
Nov. 19 London, England @ Underworld
Nov. 20 Glasgow, Scotland @ Audio
Nov. 21 Dublin, Ireland @ Voodoo Lounge
Nov. 22 Manchester, England @ Sound Control

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