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NAPALM DEATH and VOIVOD North American Tour January 2015

NAPALM DEATH and VOIVOD will join forces at the end of January for a North American Tour aptly titled THROUGH SPACE AND GRIND.

NAPALM DEATH are set to release, Apex Predator – Easy Meat on January 27 right after they return from the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise and the night THROUGH SPACE AND GRIND starts. They band had this to say:

“As a celebration of both the unconventional and more straight-out methods of musical attack, I think this tour line-up really hits home. To think that 30 years ago I was marveling at the savage eccentricities of ‘War and Pain’ and now I’m sharing stage / living space with Snake, Away and co…surreal, almost. From Napalm’s perspective, we’ll bring the overdrive to the spaciness – it’s all going to rage whichever way you slice it.” -Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway (Napalm Death)

VOIVOD released their latest album, TARGET EARTH in 2013 and took a brief hiatus. They are back with a new bass player and healthy vocal chords! The guys are ready to bring their original style back to the stage. They had this to say:

“I am psyched to tour North America with Napalm Death, for which i always had a huge respect. We crossed path over the years and finally we’ll get to unite Voivod’s spacy Thrash Metal with Napalm’s Grindcore. A perfect combination!!” Michel ‘Away’ Langevin (Voivod)

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MACHINE HEAD RELEASE SECOND ALBUM TRAILER FOR BLOODSTONE & DIAMONDS

“Do not hold on to the bondage of your past. Amidst the chaos, your sacrifice will be vast. You must remain strong. Powerful. Like a diamond, you must be unbreakable.”

Bay Area metal heavyweights MACHINE HEAD have released the second album trailer for their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Bloodstone & Diamonds, due out in North America on November 10th. Watch it on the MACHINE HEAD YouTube channel:

Check out song samples & new album artwork on the MACHINE HEAD homepage machinehead1.com/bloodstoneanddiamonds

Bloodstone & Diamonds was produced by Robb Flynn & Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE) and masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with the legendary Andy Sneap (EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, MEGADETH) and Steve Lagudi.

ABORTED premiere new video for “Cenobites”

Just in time for Halloween, ABORTED have delivered a gore video classic for their song, “Cenobites” from the album THE NECROTIC MANIFESTO.

Be warned this video is not for the weak mind or weak stomached!

There is also an exclusive iTunes version available that features a brilliant cover version of Sepultura’s classic tune “Arise”, which has only been physically released on the “Scriptures Of The Dead” 7inch.

THE HELL OVER EUROPE TOUR featuring ABORTED, ORGIN, EXHUMED AND MIASMAL

Presented by: Rock The Nation Touring, Rock Hard, Legacy, Metalnews.de, Noizeletter

20.11. Rockfabrik – Nuremberg (DE)
21.11. JC De Klinker – Aarschot (BE)
22.11. Gebäude 9 – Cologne (DE)
23.11. Marx – Hamburg (DE)
24.11. Pumpehuset – Copenhagen (DK)
25.11. Pokalen – Oslo (NO)
26.11. Biljardkompaniet – Kristianstad (SE)
27.11. Konfus – Esbjerg (DK)
28.11. Hellraiser – Leipzig (DE)
29.11. Lido – Berlin (DE)
30.11. Fabryaka Club – Cracow (PL)
01.12. Firlej – Wroclaw (PL)
02.12. Nova Chmelnice – Prague (CZ)
03.12. Randall – Bratislava (SK)
04.12. Viper Room – Vienna (AT)
05.12. Feierwerk – Munich (DE)
06.12. Traffic Club – Rome (IT)
07.12. Le Korigan – Luynes (FR)
08.12. Razz 3 – Barcelona (ES)
09.12. Caracol – Madrid (ES)
10.12. Metronum – Toulouse (FR)
11.12. Ubu – Rennes (FR)
12.12. Divan du monde – Paris (FR)
13.12. Eindhoven Metal Meeting – Eindhoven (NL)
14.12. Underworld – London (UK)
15.12. Grillen – Colmar (FR)
16.12. Bett – Frankfurt/Main (DE)
17.12. Jubez – Karlsruhe (DE)
18.12. Rock It – Aalen (DE)
19.12. Gaswerk – Winterthur (CH)
20.12. Turock – Essen (DE)

SLAYER FAN THROWS A HAIL MARY… AND SLAYER RESPONDS

Left to right: Gary Holt, Tom Araya, Kerry King, Paul Bostaph

It appears an old life maxim has just been re-written. Good things come to those who spill their creative guts, not those who wait.

Example: Los Angeles-based SLAYER fan Jake. In a truly ingenious effort to raise money for SLAYER tickets by offering to sell his 1997 Ford Escort LX, Jake and his friends filmed a spoof of Lincoln?s recent Matthew McConaughey commercial and released it on YouTube on Monday.

Today, three days and over 61,000 views later, SLAYER?s Tom Araya took time off from his studio sessions to respond to Jake?s Hail Mary throw.

Watch Tom?s video response on SLAYER?s official YouTube channel:

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NAPALM DEATH – Announce new album title and release date; 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise!

Following South American touring as well as appearances at Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horrorfest in Austin as well as Slipknot’s Knotfest in San Bernadino this past weekend, British Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH are ready to reveal the first details for their much anticipated new, 15th studio album release. The album will be entitled “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” and will be released via Century Media Records on January 26th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th, 2015 in North America.

Vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway chimed in as follows in regards to the album’s title and concept:

“Sometimes you have to ponder long and hard for an album title, but following the Rana Plaza disaster of last year (collapse of a textile sweatshop building in Bangladesh), it spurred me on to try and craft an exposé of slave labour in the modern world (and the surrounding conditions propping it up).

Some in power like to declare that slavery is consigned to the history books. But if you look beneath the surface it is alive and well in many different forms – it just has a different face now, and exists in ways that may seem ethically ambiguous. Using the terminology of evolution particularly interests us, so in this case the ‘Apex Predator’ represents those who bring the slavery to bear (and capitalise from it), and the ‘Easy Meat’ is of therefore those who feel they have no option but to comply.

Fittingly, the music on ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’ is punishing. We feel it’s more ambient, more expansive, more unsettlingly discordant than ever, and importantly, still extremely rampant at excessive speed. We hope in every respect – both musically and lyrically – this album will make your eyes burn with the harsh sonics and harsh visions of the dumping ground of globalisation.”

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HATE ETERNAL announce new drummer

HATE ETERNAL have announced Chason Westmoreland as their new drummer. The Las Vegas native has already laid down drum tracks for the bands forthcoming new album and will be behind the kit with the band for the albums ensuing tour cycle which begins in spring 2015.

The twenty-five year old Westmoreland has already been playing drums for more than twenty years, and touring internationally for the past seven with the likes of FALLUJAH, BURNING THE MASSES, ENFOLD DARKNESS, OCEANO and more. Recent tour footage of Westmoreland can be viewed here;

HATE ETERNAL founder and principal member Erik Rutan (guitar, vocals) comments on Westmoreland joining the band, “Chason is such an amazing talent and a very determined guy. He came down to try out in June and literally blew us away! We bonded instantly musically and personally, and JJ and I knew he was the right guy and drummer for Hate Eternal. Chason has a high motor, hits hard, plays fast and is a very diverse and dynamic player. The drums on this album have a very primal and visceral feel to them and I think he did a tremendous job on the recording. I cannot wait for us to get on tour and deliver the goods!”

Westmoreland comments on joining the band and his contribution to the new album, “I am extremely honored to join Hate Eternal. The new material is very challenging and has a lot going on. I put everything I had into this album and I’m very excited about the results. I cannot wait to see what the future holds and get on the road with our new album!”

The legendary death metal band recently announced their signing to Season of Mist. Widely considered one of the leading bands in the worldwide death metal scene for over eighteen years, HATE ETERNAL’s five prior full-length albums are considered crucial genre touchstones, and the band is a proven headliner across five continents.

HATE ETERNAL (Rutan [guitar, vocals], Hrubovcak [bass/vocals], and Westmoreland [drums]) are currently holed up in Rutan’s Mana Recording studio (CANNIBAL CORPSE, MOUNTAIN GOATS, GOATWHORE) recording a new album that will be released in early 2015.

Rutan comments, “The recording process has been fantastic so far. I’ve never felt so focused and determined on a Hate Eternal record, and I know that this will be an album our listeners and supporters will truly appreciate. It represents an important milestone for me personally since 15 years ago both Hate Eternal began recording it’s first album and Mana Recording Studios was born. We have so much more news to share with you over the coming months. We’re super proud of what we’ve accomplished creatively, and excited at the prospect of releasing what we feel is our most powerful Hate Eternal material to date.”

ABYSMAL DAWN Release Video For “Inanimate”

New Album Obsolescence Out Now on Relapse Records

“The riffs are nonstop infectious to the point of being addictive, the grooves are bitchin’ and demand the volume cranked and the car windows lowered…”

-Outburn 9/10

As they wrapped up their North American tour with Deicide, ABYSMAL DAWN released their new album this past Monday via Relapse Records. Met with critical acclaim and some of the band’s best reviews yet, Obsolescence is a veritable beast of a record and the perfect example of what 21st century death metal should sound like.

Recently the band completed work on a video for the song “Inanimate”. The video has been released today and can be watched HERE;

Front Charles Elliot on the meaning on “Ianimate”

“Lyrically this one is about losing your idealism and becoming a cold, unfeeling shell of a human being, in order to survive our modern society. An inanimate object if you will; one without hope that has cut themselves off from emotion. Our experiences in this life can carve us into stone, but they can also desensitize us in the process. In short, this might be the most depressing song you ever wanted to circle pit too.”

ABYSMAL DAWN strikes the perfect balance between extreme songwriting and exceptional skill with an infectious blend of technical yet memorable riffs, throat shredding vocals, and crushing rhythms delivered with machine gun precision.

RINGS OF SATURN Tour Of Mexico With Lack Of Remorse And Victim Of Greed Rescheduled For December

The delayed tour of Mexico headlined by RINGS OF SATURN with support from Lack Of Remorse and Victim Of Greed has been rescheduled, the destructive caravan set to invade the populations of Queretaro, Leon, Monterrey and Mexico City from December 4th through the 7th.

The news of the trek to Mexico comes as RINGS OF SATURN is already currently embarked on tour, supplying direct support for As Blood Runs Black on their headlining Ground Zero Album Release Tour across the entire US. The live actions coincide with the band’s critically acclaimed sophomore LP, Lugal Ki En, which upon its mid-October release through California’s Unique Leader Records decimated US album charts, taking the #116 spot on the Billboard top 200 chart, #3 on the Heatseekers/New Artist chart, #26 on the Independent album chart, landed at #12 on the Hard Music chart and #41 on the Rock chart.

A cataclysmic display of the Bay Area act’s most ferocious material yet, Lugal Ki En’s relentless, cyber-infused deathcore destruction is based on a lyrical concept in which the Aliens wage war on the angels and demons of the universe after having conquered humanity. Metal Injection crowned the album with a 9/10 review, proclaiming, “Lugal Ki En is a refined and mature sounding Dingir. Speedy catchy riffs, fast beats, choppy transitions, and even some expressive timing is thrown in small segments enhancing specific qualities and making the entire album a rich experience… If technical extreme metal is a genre that you enjoy, there is no doubt Lugal Ki En will satisfy.” Another 9/10 write-up from TechnicalDeathMetal.com adds, “This time around RINGS OF SATURN let the songs evolve more naturally, and while the spastic bursts of jabbing high notes still exist, listeners can hear a variety of influences and new elements as well.” MetalSucks issued, “… it might be the heaviest thing laid down in years,” and Headbang Or GTFO’s 4.5/5 review states, “The band add a lot more to this album with background noise and technical guitar playing that actually feels natural this time around and not random wild guitar playing. Lugal Ki En is one of the better technical death metal albums of 2014 and their best album yet.”

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ENSLAVED: DIARY OF MAD MEN – EPISODE 2

Checking in from Duper Studios in Bergen, members of Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED offer the second installment in the seven-part “Diary of Mad Men” series shedding insight into the band’s upcoming as-yet-untitled thirteenth studio album, set for an early 2015 release.

“It has been something like 10 months since the first song was written for this album, but it feels like an eternity with all the touring and normal & special shows!” explains ENSLAVED guitarist & composer Ivar Bjørnson. “Now time is back to normal time, and things are going really well from the get-go: Cato [Bekkevold, drummer] laid down something like one-third of the drums for the album just during the first day!”

ENSLAVED drummer Cato Bekkevold adds: “This album is very complex and challenging to record, and I guess the same words will be frequently used both by the critics and the listening audience. But rest assured that it – as always – is 100% pure ENSLAVED.”

Main recordings for the new album are taking place at Duper and Solslottet Studio 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.

Album number thirteen is being 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.

Artwork will be illustrated by long-time collaborating artist and “sixth ENSLAVED member” Truls Espedal, who has painted all seven album covers since 2001?s Monumension.

A very special hometown show in Bergen, Norway awaits fans on November 1st, where ENSLAVED’s live set will include songs never previously performed in front of an audience, including “Havenless” from 2003’s Below The Lights album. The show’s pre-sale ticket link is available on the band’s official Facebook page.

2012’s studio release, RIITIIR, garnered ENSLAVED a seventh nomination for a Spellemann Award (the Norwegian equivalent of the American Grammy) in the category of “Best Metal Album.” They have won a Spellemann Award four consecutive times for the following four studio albums: Axioma Ethica Odini (2010), Vertebrae (2008), Ruun (2006), and Isa (2004).

SICK OF IT ALL premiere new video “Road Less Traveled”

SICK OF IT ALL have shot and released the first video from their album, LAST ACT OF DEFIANCE, released last month, for the song “Road Less Traveled.” The band is also geared up to start their full US Tour this weekend. See tour dates below. The band had this to say about the video…

“We are very excited to premiere the first video from our new album, LAST ACT OF DEFIANCE.
In “Road Less Traveled,” we talk about our journey in music & life. There’s no better way to celebrate this journey than with a bunch of our friends and to shoot a fun video that documents yet another day for us 4 guys being blessed to be part of a great scene. Drew Stone came out of retirement, stepped it up and directed the video, which captured the true essence behind us as a band. We hope you all enjoy it as much as we do! Hardcore is our life!!!”

The video was directed by documentary filmmaker Drew Stone (xxx All Ages xxx The Boston Hardcore Film, “Who The Fuck Is That Guy”? The Fabulous Journey Of Michael Alago) for Stone Films NYC.

“It’s a real throwback to the golden age of music videos” said Stone. “The video is shot in one take with no camera movement; everything happens right into the camera lens. Sick Of It All is one of the rare hardcore bands who are confident with their place in history and actually have a sense of humor. It was a real honor and pleasure to work with them.”

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ANAAL NATHRAKH’s Desideratum Full-Length Drops TODAY In North America

ANAAL NATHRAKH’s eighth studio offering, Desideratum, is out TODAY in North America via Metal Blade Records. Fittingly christened, “one of the most utterly fearsome and inventive outfits currently operating in the modern extreme metal scene,” by Decibel Magazine, and, “impossibly abrasive and brutal,” by MetalSucks, ANAAL NATHRAKH – guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney alongside vocalist David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – is the sound of chaos incarnate. Entirely petrifying yet inexplicably inviting, the duo’s maniacal musical dexterity, ingenuity and breadth, married with an intensely cynical intelligence is virtually unmatched in the metal world.

Reaping mass approvals from media outlets globally, Desideratum takes the meaning of “extreme” to an entirely new realm of audio bedlam. Metal Injection applauds the twosome for consistently offering up, “their own special breed of terrifying, mixing up grindcore speediness with giant choruses and riffs that are the audible equivalent of total nuclear annihilation,” Noisey boasts of the record, “The snarling vocals of Dave Hunt are the focal point, with the war machine of unrelenting black metal/grind/pseudo-industrial blasts bringing up the rear. ANAAL NATHRAKH’s approach is no mercy ever, apparently,” while About.com notes, “ANAAL NATHRAKH are mesmerized by chaos, whether it be from incoherent screaming or programmed drums that blur into a mess of seismic beats. Even more intriguing are the melodic components thrown into the chaos, like the occasional soaring chorus line or striking guitar lead.” Elsewhere the verdict echoes. AngryMetalGuy dubs Desideratum, “a statement of malicious intent, a call-to-arms to rally the masses and bring forth Armageddon.” Sputnik Music agrees, calling the record, “brutal, precise, and surprisingly accessible,” further commending its, “sure-footed brutality.” Adds Ghost Cult, “ANAAL NATHRAKH have realized the beautifully disgusting union of extremity and massive back-splitting, carcass-gutting hooks.”

MACHINE HEAD OFFER SNEAK PEEK AT NEW BLOODSTONE & DIAMONDS ALBUM

Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD are offering fans an advanced preview of their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Bloodstone & Diamonds via their homepage.

Due out in North America on November 10th, MACHINE HEAD guitarist & vocalist Robb Flynn has called the new album ?a milestone . . . I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this.? Bloodstone & Diamonds was produced by Robb Flynn & Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE) and masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with the legendary Andy Sneap (EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, MEGADETH) and Steve Lagudi.
Stream the single ?Now We Die? in its entirety from the MACHINE HEAD YouTube channel:


Photo credit: Travis Shinn

01. Now We Die
02. Killers & Kings
03. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
04. Night Of Long Knives
05. Sail Into The Black
06. Eyes Of The Dead
07. Beneath The Silt
08. In Comes The Flood
09. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells (Instrumental)
12. Take Me Through The Fire

GWAR Slaughters Another 80’s Anthem for The A.V. Club

For the third year in a row, your Lords and Masters GWAR return to The A.V. Club to take part in the A.V. Undercover Series. The A.V. Undercover Series features artists covering other artists’ music. GWAR’s first offering tackled the Kansas classic, “Carry on Wayward Son” – which was voted favorite performance of the year, to no surprise of GWAR. After a year of celebrating the victory, the group returned to defend the crown with its unique spin on Billy Ocean’s “Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car.” The result? Back-to-back favorite performance titles.

GWAR has now returned for a third time to The A.V. Club. With new Scumdog warriors Blóthar and Vulvatron by its side, GWAR takes on the Pet Shop Boys classic “West End Girls” in what is no doubt the most head scratching followed by headbanging cover yet! Kneel before your overlords and watch them go New Wave. Then remember to vote early and often for GWAR because the Scumdogs command you to do so!

A.V. Club VP/Editor in Chief Josh Modell had the following to say about GWAR’s return visit:

“GWAR once again descended on The A.V. Club office unannounced, demanding to play a song. They threatened to eat our children and drink all our booze–and then made good on that threat.”

GWAR is off on a journey to find their departed brother Oderus Urungus using every resource available – including new Scumdogs Blóthar and Vulvatron. GWAR will enlist the help of even the lowliest Bohab as its enemies plot to take advantage of the hole in GWAR’s ranks. That being said, Bohabs, look at the dates below and see when it is your time to come worship the mighty GWAR!!!

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ANNIHILATED: Extreme Death Metal Architects Plot Global Destruction With XIII Steps To Ruination

Extreme death metal architects, ANNIHILATED, drop the audio devastation that is their XIII Steps To Ruination debut upon North American shores today via Unique Leader.

Produced by ANNIHILATED drummer Scott Fuller, also of Abysmal Dawn, the record hurls forth eleven mutinous, methodically-composed psalms of hate and hostility fueled by political/corporate disgust and societal revulsion. As an added bonus of brutality, XIII Steps To Ruination features guest appearances by Sven De Caluwe (Aborted), Monte Pittman (Prong), Peter Truax (Vesterian, Eyes Of Fire) and Eric Stobel (Plaguereaper, P.O.R.).

Elaborates Glacially Musical, “This album is a full on cacophony of metal but built on perfect timing. The vocals are a chorus. There are always two growls creating an effect of maximum brutality. It kind of sounds like Carcass through a Peavey 5150 amp on the highest gain setting. And it just kills. There are no lulls in this record.” Adds Dead Rhetoric, “ANNIHILATED provide some real ‘kick you in the pants’ material and it’s played with some genuine intensity.”

Formed in 2008, ANNIHILATED features within its ranks, current and former members of Abysmal Dawn, Grotesque, Excretion, and Arkaik. Intent on composing music with a purpose, ANNIHILATED stands resolutely against society’s prevalent “sheep mentality” in favor of rational thought, questioning the motives of government and news media outlets though debilitating auditory domination.

XIII Steps To Ruination is out TODAY via Unique Leader Records in North America, October 31st, 2014 in Europe and November 3rd, 2014 in the UK.

NECROPHAGIA release new album, ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’

Horror-obsessed death metal maniacs NECROPHAGIA have released their highly anticipated new album ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’ today in North America. The album is streaming now here. ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’ is available at the Season of Mist E-shop in CD and Lp formats.

The artwork and track listing for ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’ can be found below:

Track List:
1. Reborn through Black Mass
2. ???
3. Angel Blake
4. Warlock Messiah
5. Fear the Priest
6. Elder Things
7. Coffins
8. Hexen Nacht
9. Rat Witch
10. March of the Deathcorps(e)
11. Silentium Vel Mortis
12. The Dead Among Us
13. WhiteWorm Cathedral

Formed in 1983, NECROPHAGIA were one of the very first death metal bands in the United States. Often considered pioneers in the “Horror Metal” genre, the band gained notoriety after cutting their teeth in the underground by staging ambitious live shows, chalk full of blood, guts and gore. The band went on to receive world-wide acclaim for their 1998 release of ‘Holocausto de la Morte’, the band’s genre-defining album featuring PANTERA frontman PHIL ANSELMO. Following the landmark album, NECROPHAGIA went on to release several well-received full lengths and EPs, including the highly-sought-after ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ EP (2001).

EXODUS Premieres Brand New “Blood In, Blood Out” Music Video

EXODUS Premieres Brand New “Blood In, Blood Out” Music Video

Catch EXODUS on Tour with SLAYER and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Next Month!

“Blood In, Blood Out” Lands at #38 on Billboard Top 200 – OUT NOW via Nuclear Blast

Photo by Alan Snodgrass for DigitalDiversion and NewNoiseMagazine

Bay Area thrash titans EXODUS are celebrating Blood In, Blood Out?s stellar Top 40 Billboard debut with the release of their brand new music video for the title track ‘Blood In, Blood Out’, directed by Shan Dan Horan of the Shadow Born Group (Buckcherry, Carnifex, Winds of Plague). The video features hundreds of dedicated Bay Area fans that came out in droves to perform as extras in the video after a wide casting call. Check out the video now, exclusively via Revolver Magazine:

“‘Blood In, Blood Out’ was exactly the kind of video we wanted and needed to make? unbridled energy, violence, blood and our Bay Area friends and family at the center of attention! Just as they should be,” states EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt. “I hate making videos and this one was so much fun, I actually caught myself saying things I never would say before! ‘Let’s run through it again!'”

EXODUS vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza adds, “Typical and sheer violence, straight up aggressive and in your fucking face! Watching this video kind of reminds me of Fight Club, but awesome action and awesome violence, perfect for the title track of the new EXODUS album ‘Blood In, Blood Out’!”

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EXHUMED: California Horror Hellions Kick Off Fall Tour

Today, California’s favorite death-laden horror hellions, EXHUMED, will take their sonic debauchery to the streets for a Fall run of US live invasions with extreme metal technicians Carcass and manic death thrashers Noisem. Set to commence in San Diego tonight at Brick By Brick, the Inked In Steel Tour 2014 will conquer nearly two dozen municipalities with additional audio infiltrations from death metal legends Obituary and Macabre on select dates. From there EXHUMED will return to Europe for further live devastation alongside Aborted, Origin and Miasmal.See confirmed shows below.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey, “We’ve been sequestered in our grimy rehearsal room, taking time out of our busy schedules of soul-crushing day jobs and DUI classes to tighten up our set for our upcoming US and European runs, and we’re getting seriously psyched for them! Our newest member, Matt ‘Slime’ Ferri is working out great on bass and vocals and we’ve got some killer new elements for our show that should make it an unsafe and insane way to spend your evening. See you in the Gore Zone, mutants!”

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SYLOSIS: FIRST ALBUM TRAILER RELEASED

In the first album trailer for Dormant Heart, the fourth studio release by U.K.?s modern thrashers SYLOSIS, guitarist & frontman Josh Middleton discusses the history behind the album title, the band?s time in the studio, and who assisted with production. Watch the video on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

Dormant Heart is due out in North America in early 2015.

Check out the official ?Mercy? music video:

Dormant Heart was produced by Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and is mastered by TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney. The artwork was designed by Bristol-based artist Bonfire (OPETH, SATYRICON, KATATONIA), who previously created artwork for SYLOSIS t-shirts.

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

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

ARCH ENEMY premieres JUDAS PRIEST cover track, “Breaking The Law”

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

ARCH ENEMY covered the JUDAS PRIEST classic “Breaking The Law” for this special release; to hear their version of the track, head over to Revolver Mag for the premiere.

Michael Amott (guitar) comments: “When we do covers, we have a tendency to pick somewhat obscure songs. However, the iconic ‘Breaking The Law’ anthem by JUDAS PRIEST is anything but that of course! This just started with a fun jam in the studio, and during the process, we tried to make it sound as ARCH ENEMY as possible – it turned out pretty f’n cool, and here it is…Enjoy!”

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Debut Video For “Babylonian Pandemonium”

New Pandemonium Album Out November 4th on Napalm Records

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. They will do this with their new studio album Pandemonium which will be released on November 3rd in the UK & November 4th US/CAN via Napalm Records.

This record truly show shows that fatigue is a foreign word to the CAVALERA brothers. 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. This is put on display even further in the band’s new video for the song “Babylonian Pandemonium”. Today the video receives its exclusive premiere courtesy of Metal Injection. Check out the video for this brutal “Thrashterpiece”;

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

HOUR OF PENANCE announce tour with At The Gates, unveil playthrough video

Described as “a full-blown sonic assault of the purest death metal essence” (Against Magazine), HOUR OF PENANCE’s commanding new release “Regicide” consists of 11 tracks of “blistering speed and extreme fury” (MetalSucks). The band are proud to announce they will showcase their furious blasphemy as they join Swedish melodic death metal legends At The Gates throughout Italy in January!

Lead guitarist Giulio Moschini commented, “We?re honored to share the stage with such a legendary band. This will be the best way to start 2015!”

Moschini also revealed “We?re now working with a new booking agent here in Europe, District-19 (Asphyx, Gama Bomb), so there?s a lot more touring to come!”

In addition to the new tour, bassist Marco Mastrobuono has teamed up with GearGods to reveal a play-through video of “Reforging The Crown,” a track from “Regicide” which the band recently showcased in their first-ever music video (SEEN HERE)!

UPCOMING HOUR OF PENANCE TOUR DATES:
10/24 Rome, IT – Traffic Live Club #
10/25 Calenzano, IT – Cycle #
1/16 Bologna, IT – Estragon ^
1/17 Rome, IT – Orion ^
1/18 Milan, IT – Live Club ^
# with Fleshgod Apocalpyse
^ with At The Gates

RINGS OF SATURN Decimates Album Charts; Tour With As Blood Runs Black Begins Today

Bay Area sci-fi death battalion, RINGS OF SATURN, has invaded and decimated the nation’s rock charts, with the first week’s numbers for Lugal Ki En having landed this week.

Following its North American release through Unique Leader Records on October 14th, RINGS OF SATURN’s remorseless, jaw-dropping third full-length, Lugal Ki En, took the #116 spot on the Billboard top 200 chart, #3 on the Heatseekers/New Artist chart and #26 on the Independent album chart. The album also slaughtered the Hard Music chart taking the #12 position, as well as #41 on the Rock chart!

RINGS OF SATURN also embarks on their new invasion of the population, as their tour as guest support for As Blood Runs Black begins this evening, Thursday, October 23rd, in Simi Valley, California. The tour will systematically waste thirty American cities as it winds through the entire county before closing down in Anaheim back in California on November 29th, with additional support from Upon This Dawning, Elitist, The Convalescence, and Those Who Fear on select dates. Additionally, RINGS OF SATURN has scheduled three off-tour headlining dates without the rest of the tour package, in Cheyenne, Milwaukee and Pensacola.

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CARCASS: “LIVESTOCK MARKETPLACE” LYRIC VIDEO NOW ONLINE

A lyric video for ?Livestock Marketplace,? a track off the upcoming Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel 5-song EP release due out in North America on November 10th, is now available for streaming on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

The Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP includes songs from the 2013 Surgical Steel recording sessions plus one previously unreleased track. The track listing is:

1. A Wraith In The Apparatus
2. Intensive Battery Brooding
3. Zochrot
4. Livestock Marketplace
5. 1985 (Reprise)

Pre-order the Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop as a digi-pak, as black and exclusive clear vinyl, or as imported gold and silver vinyl editions.

The Acacia Strain: First-ever vinyl release of ‘The Dead Walk’ due on Black Friday

In celebration of this year’s “Black Friday” retail holiday, Prosthetic Records will release an exclusive LP pressing of THE ACACIA STRAIN’s critically acclaimed 2006 release “The Dead Walk,” which has never before been available on vinyl. Limited to 1,000 copies on “piggy pink” wax, the album will include a color lyric insert and original cover art by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium, The Red Chord).

“The Dead Walk” LP will be available on Nov. 28 at select independent record stores throughout North America.

“The Dead Walk” marked the band’s first appearance on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and was engineered, mixed and co-produced by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (All That Remains, August Burns Red) while being mastered by Alan Douches (The Black Dahlia Murder, Hatebreed). The album — the band’s first to feature drummer Kevin Boutot — includes the song “Predator; Never Prey” which features guest vocals from Phil Labonte (All That Remains) and Mitch Lucker (Suicide Silence). The complete track listing is as follows:

1. “Sarin: The End”
2. “Burnface”
3. “4X4”
4. “As If Set Afire”
5. “Angry Mob Justice” (music video; featured below)
6. “Whoa! Shut It Down!”
7. “See You Next Tuesday”
8. “Demolishor”
9. “Pity”
10. “Predator; Never Prey” (feat. Mitch Lucker, Phil Labonte & more)
11. “The Dead Walk”

ENSLAVED: STUDIO OF MAD MEN – EPISODE 1

Ivar Bjørnson, guitarist, composer, and founding member of Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED, offers the first installment in the seven-part ?Studio Of Mad Men? series shedding insight into the band?s upcoming as-yet-untitled thirteenth studio album, set for an early 2015 release.

?Duper Studios, Bergen: It is a Tuesday, and just three days since we did the Eidsivablot show with Wardruna in Eidsvoll, Norway and performed ?Skuggsjá? [a very special concert piece co-written by Bjørnson and Wardruna?s Einar Selvik to honor the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution]. These last few months have been brutal with two full sets of new music worked on in parallel, so rigging up drums, stacks, and instruments for this new recording feels like reaching some wonderful new shore after months of rough sailing.?

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