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New England Groove Metal Outfit DEATH RATTLE to Release New Album “Volition” on 10/20/17

Watch Music Video for New Track “Love and War” via Metal Insider | Pre-Order Here

On Tour with The Convalescence this Fall, Beginning October 21

Five years ago, New Hampshire-based groove-thrash band DEATH RATTLE self-released their debut album, Man’s Ruin, which served as a striking introduction to the fist-in-face outfit that channeled the musical styles of their favorite bands into sharp-taloned songs that sunk deep. Back, refreshed and heavier than ever, DEATH RATTLE return with their sophomore full-length album, Volition, set for independent release on October 20, 2017. The album is available for pre-order now via Big Cartel – more pre-order options are coming soon!

Watch a brand new Emvison Productions-directed music video for DEATH RATTLE‘s politically-minded new single, “Love and War”, now via Metal Insiderhttp://www.metalinsider.net/video/video-premiere-death-rattle-are-more-than-fair-in-love-and-war

DEATH RATTLE perform thrash with a purpose – music that emphasizes groove and lethal riffage over speed and interchangeable guitar parts. It’s a sound bred from the attitude and angst of New England, a region that has faced economic and social strife and frustration time and again. Yet every time it lowers its head and pushes forward, obstacles be damned.

Volition is the act of using free will to accomplish something,” says guitarist and main songwriter Ryan VanderWolk. “It’s taken a lot of work, but we’ve been able to overcome a lot of obstacles as a band, so the name has meaning that’s very relevant to our experience.”

With more time to work on and fine-tune the songs on their second album, DEATH RATTLEwere able to approach each cut from various musical directions to see what worked best. The band recorded the final tracks appearing on Volition at Brick Hithouse studio in Cape Cod, MA with engineer Sean Fitzpatrick over the course of several months.

Volition track listing:

Internal Determination
Love and War
Sentenced to Hell
Snake in the Grass
Adrenalize
Sociopath
Order Within Chaos
Unfinished Business
Doomsday
From Blood to Black

In addition to featuring stronger, more original songs, Volition features a high-energy performance that effectively captures the frenzied excitement of the band’s high-impact concerts. “We live for playing live and that’s one thing that we spent a lot of time working at as a band,” says VanderWolk. “We love bands that bring their albums to the stage and come alive. We’ve always tried to do that and now we finally have an album that’s worthy of our live show.”

DEATH RATTLE will support the release of Volition on their upcoming tour supporting The Convalescence, Wings Denied and Shaping The LegacyDEATH RATTLE will appear on dates running from October 21 in Placerville, CA through November 18 in Englewood, OH. See below for a full list of tour dates featuring DEATH RATTLE.

DEATH RATTLE Supporting The Convalescence, Wings Denied and Shaping The Legacy:

Oct. 21 – Placerville, CA @ PJ’s Roadhouse
Oct. 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar
Oct. 24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
Oct. 25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Blu Phoenix Venue
Oct. 26 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Oct. 27 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar
Oct. 28 – Del Rio, TX @ The Brown Plaza
Oct. 29 – Arlington, TX @ Diamond Jim’s
Oct. 30 – Houston, TX @ White Swan Live
Oct. 31 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
Nov. 1 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit’s
Nov. 2 – Panama City, FL @ The Dungeon Tavern
Nov. 3 – Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug
Nov. 4 – Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
Nov. 5 – Greenacres, FL @ Piper’s Sports Bar
Nov. 6 – Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
Nov. 8 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
Nov. 9 – Attleboro, MA @ Patterson’s Creations
Nov. 10 – Manchester, NH @ Bungalow Bar
Nov. 11 – Albany, NY @ The Low Beat
Nov. 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland
Nov. 13 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
Nov. 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Nov. 15 – New Haven, IN @ Carl’s Tavern
Nov. 16 – Warren, MI @ The Ritz
Nov. 17 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Papa Pete’s
Nov. 18 – Englewood, OH @ The Courtyard

DEATH RATTLE are out to reacquaint themselves with their old fans and earn a whole lot of new ones with their combination of ferocity, catchiness and determination. Stay tuned for more music videos, tracks and other content releasing in advance of Volition‘s debut.

DEATH RATTLE is:

Trey Holton – vocals
Ryan VanderWolk – lead guitar
Jimmy Cossette – rhythm guitar
Kevin Adams – bass
Chris Morin – drums

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UNSANE: Entire Sterilize LP Streaming; Album Out Friday Through Southern Lord + Tour Begins Next Week

NYC’s long running kings of noise rock, UNSANE, offer their eighth crushing album with Sterilize, the record set for release this Friday through Southern Lord. Advancing the album’s release, Noisey has interrogated the band and is now streaming the record alongside the interview.

Stream UNSANE’s entire Sterilize now at THIS LOCATION.

Closing a five-year gap since the 2012 release of the Alternative Tentacles-issued Wreck LP, UNSANE makes a vicious return with Sterilize, a record that recalls the most defining elements of the band’s seminal albums, surging with their unrelenting singular sound created by guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer, bassist/vocalist Dave Curran, and drummer Vinnie Signorelli. Sterilize showcases the group sounding as dense and damaging as ever, and sees them remaining as necessary as ever, nearly three decades since they began.

Southern Lord will release Sterilize on CD, LP, and digital formats this Friday, September 29th. Find preorders and merch at Southern Lord’s webshop HERE.

Days after the release of SterilizeUNSANE will raid Europe on a massive tour that spans more than a month, running from October 5th through November 7th, including the new Southern Lord showcase in Amsterdam on October 29th alongside Magma, Sunn O))), Okkultokrati, Wolfbrigade, Circle, Big|Brave, and Vitamin X, after which the band returns stateside and embarks on the newly-announced North American tour. Leading with the two previously-announced Brooklyn shows on November 16th and 17th, twenty-four new shows have been announced, which sees UNSANEwinding clockwise around the country and into Canada, the tour ending December 19th in Philadelphia.

Providing support for UNSANE, Plaque Marks will join the tour from November 17th through December 10th, Child Bite will open from December 12th through 19th, and labelmates Big|Brave will support from December 12th through 16th, as well as the 18th, and 19th.

UNSANE TOUR DATES:

10/05/2017 Futurum – Prague, CZ
10/06/2017 Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, PL
10/07/2017 Carpe Diem – Wroclaw, PL
10/08/2017 Musik & Frieden – Berlin, DE
10/10/2017 Blä – Oslo, NO
10/11/2017 Kraken – Stockholm, SE
10/12//2017 Loppen – Copenhagen, DK
10/13/2017 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
10/14/2017 Desertfest – Antwerp, BE
10/15/2017 Les 4Ecluses – Dunkerque, FR
10/16/2017 The Dome – London, UK
10/17/2017 Petit Bain – Paris, FR
10/18/2017 Le Cafe Charbon – Nevers, FR
10/19/2017 Rockschool Barbey – Bordeaux, FR w/ Burning Heads
10/20/2017 Astrolabe – Orleans, FR w/ Burning Heads
10/21/2017 Gaswerk – Winterthur, CH
10/23/2017 Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, FR
10/24/2017 La Razzle – Marseille, FR
10/25/2017 Circolo Magnolia – Milan, IT
10/26/2017 Benicico Live – Giavera Del Montello, IT
10/27/2017 Traffic Live Club – Rome, IT
10/28/2017 FUZZ Club – Athens, GR @ Fraternity Of Sound
10/29/2017 Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL @ Southern Lord show [info]
10/30/2017 Cinema Metropolis – Umbertide, IT
10/31/2017 Scugnizzo Liberato – Napoli, IT
11/01/2017 Freakout Club – Bologna, IT
11/02/2017 Tetris Club – Trieste, IT
11/03/2017 Arena – Vienna, AU
11/04/2017 Robot – Budapest, HU
11/05/2017 Vintage Industrial Bar – Zagreb, HU
11/06/2017 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, SL
11/07/2017 PMK – Innsbruck, AT
11/16/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cherubs, Buildings [info]
11/17/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cherubs, Plaque Marks [info]
11/18/2017 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Plaque Marks
11/19/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Plaque Marks
11/20/2017 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ Plaque Marks
11/21/2017 Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA w/ Plaque Marks
11/25/2017 Lost Well – Austin, TX w/ Plaque Marks
11/26/2017 Ridglea Lounge – Ft. Worth, TX w/ Plaque Marks
11/28/2017 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ w/ Plaque Marks
11/29/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV w/ Plaque Marks
12/02/2017 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA w/ Plaque Marks
12/04/2017 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR w/ Plaque Marks
12/05/2017 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Plaque Marks
12/06/2017 Cobalt – Vancouver, BC w/ Plaque Marks
12/07/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Plaque Marks
12/08/2017 Neurolux – Boise, ID w/ Plaque Marks
12/09/2017 Diabolical Records – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Plaque Marks
12/10/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO w/ Plaque Marks
12/12/2017 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/13/2017 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/14/2017 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite12/15/2017 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/16/2017 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/17/2017 L’Astral – Montreal, QC w/ Child Bite
12/18/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite
12/19/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Big|Brave, Child Bite

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BIG MESS: Try To Enjoy It Full-Length By Copenhagen Melodic Punk Act Playing At Treble; LP Out This Week Via Indisciplinarian

Copenhagen-based melodic punk rock combo BIG MESS streams their new LP, Try To Enjoy It, in full via Treble, preceding the album’s release via Indisciplinarian this Friday.

Offers Treble with their stream of the album, “The band has a scruffy, raw, yet melodic sound that recalls the likes of The Buzzcocks, Superchunk and Jay Reatard… It’s a super fun set of classic punk rock with just the right amount of contemporary production updates.”

Hear BIG MESS’ Try To Enjoy It now at THIS LOCATION.

Also see the band’s “Pick Ur Queen” video HERE.

Indisciplinarian will release Try To Enjoy It on digital and LP formats this Friday, September 29th; find preorders for both HERE, while US fans can find the vinyl at Earsplit Distro HERE.

BIG MESS has booked a string of Scandinavian shows throughout the coming weeks in conjunction with the release of the new LP, with further live updates to be expected.

BIG MESS Live:

9/30/2017 Huset – Copenhagen, DK

10/13/2017 128:A – Gothenburg, SE

10/14/2017 Blitz – Oslo, NO

11/02/2017 Kulturstationen – Vanloese, DK

In 2016, BIG MESS released their debut LP You Know I Care, which caused punks to hum along throughout Copenhagen. It’s hard not to – the band’s music is melodic, unpretentious, and personal. BIG MESS‘ follow-up record, Try To Enjoy It, takes that catchiness to new heights. The album consists of twelve melodic, energetic songs about heartbreak, illness, and gender identity. Try To Enjoy It is a melodic, energetic punk rock record, which — besides its rock n’ roll setup — also shines with its colorful instrumentation born out of imagination, play, and impulsive experimentation. Try To Enjoy It was produced by BIG MESS and Emil Hassing, and mastered by Danish punk legend Peter Peter (Sort Sol, Bleeder Group), with artwork by Anna Sofie Mørch Bendixen.

 

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LIGHT THIS CITY: Bay Area Melodic Death Metal Outfit Reunites; Band To Record First New Album in a Decade

San Francisco-based LIGHT THIS CITY has just announced the band’s recent reactivation, as the outfit reunites to record their first new LP in a decade.

LIGHT THIS CITY will enter Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren to record their fifth full-length LP in December.

Vocalist Laura Nichol states, “Performing and writing with LIGHT THIS CITY has never stopped being fun. Now that I have the perspective from a guitarist/vocalist standpoint, I love to be able to switch it up and engage an audience with the freedom of only my voice, words, and a microphone in my hand. The personality that LIGHT THIS CITY‘s music and influences draw out of me is something that I really enjoy exploring and embodying. While Heartsounds feels like an exhilarating challenge every time I step onstage, when I’m in front of an audience with LIGHT THIS CITY, I always feel at home. I don’t know if I could have both of those feelings with one band, but luckily, I have two to round it out!”

Drummer Ben Murray explains, “I think I can speak for all five of us when I say that we couldn’t me more excited to resurrect LIGHT THIS CITY, finish this upcoming fifth album of ours, and get back out there to shred some new and old songs for all ya’ headbangers out there! We are eight tracks into this record and it tops anything we’ve ever released, by far. Thank you for waiting ten years; we’ll see you all soon!”

Murray’s own Creator-Destructor Records will be releasing the album in March of 2018; stand by for further updates to be released in the coming months.

LIGHT THIS CITY began in 2002 when best friends, Laura Nichol and Ben Murray, decided to start a melodic death metal project in the vein of At the Gates, Carcass, In Flames, and the other Scandinavian bands that inspired them to play fast, melodic, crushing music, largely untouched by the American population of metalcore, deathcore, and numerous other subgenres of heavy metal that were ignoring the monstrous influences of the ’90s. After the sparks were lit, the two soon wrote their debut 2003 full-length, The Hero Cycle, which quickly landed them a deal with Prosthetic Records, who would go on to release the band’s following three albums.

As Murray and Nichol neared the end of high-school, LIGHT THIS CITY released 2005’s Remains Of The Gods, which sparked the rest of LIGHT THIS CITY‘s trajectory on Prosthetic Records, and saw the band touring heavily in support of their Bay Area brand of melodic-death metal infused thrash. Remains Of The Gods gained favorable reviews and it seemed as if the metal press knew what was in store for the band.

LIGHT THIS CITY released their 2006 follow-up, Facing The Thousand, undeniably their most popular album. By 2006, Nichol and Murray were out of high-school, on the road full-time, with a full band in tow, with Steve Hoffman on guitar, Ryan “Hollywood” Hansen on lead guitar, and Jon Frost on bass. Facing The Thousand saw the band on the road in support of a multitude of metal acts such as Death Angel, Vader, Malevolent Creation, Edguy, Into Eternity, All That Remains, Chimaira, Soilent Green, Darkest Hour, Suicide Silence, Misery Signals, and many more, gaining the band a rapid exposure into the metal mainstream.

After a three-year touring cycle on Facing The Thousand, the band retreated to Oakland to record their fourth album, Stormchaser, which saw a guest vocal appearance by Chuck Billy of Testament. Before the official release of the album, LIGHT THIS CITY disbanded before even having the chance to tour on their fourth and final effort.

In 2010, LIGHT THIS CITY played five final shows, the short tour titled The Final Thrash Attack, in which the band could celebrate the songs of Stormchaser, and give the fans a bit of closure that they never received with the band’s sudden disappearance. In September of 2015, Darkest Hour requested that LIGHT THIS CITY play the San Francisco date of their 20th anniversary tour. The band quickly reunited within a few months to rehearse one final set that would celebrate the band’s four-album career. The show was absolutely one for the books, sparking the flame which lead the band to reunite.

LIGHT THIS CITY:

Laura Nichol – Vocals
Ben Murray – Drums
Ryan Hansen – Lead Guitar
Steve Hoffman – Rhythm Guitar
Jon Frost – Bass

 

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ARKAIK Unveils “Order Of The Hierogon” (Featuring Psycroptic’s Joe Haley); Nemethia To See Release Via Unique Leader This Friday

ARKAIK have proven yet again that they are masters of their craft, conjuring up a peerless display of fearlessly ingenuitive death metal which will leave a lot of listeners lost for words.” — Distorted Sound

View / Share ARKAIK’s “Order Of The Hierogon” at THIS LOCATION.

September 29th will see the release of ARKAIK‘s anxiously-awaited fifth full-length Nemethia. In advance of its release, the brutal tech-death outfit unveils Order Of The Hierogon” for public feasting.

Comments the band of the consuming, near-ten-minute track, “We really wanted to push our writing with this one, try some new things and challenge ourselves into making a massive track that explores the spectrum of our sound all in one song. We had the rare opportunity to work with Joe Haley from Psycroptic on a tasty guest solo and it came out better than we could have imagined.

As for the concept of the song as it relates to the story, Cyrix stumbles into a hidden territory called The City Of Secrets. He is introduced to a banished order of outsiders, mystics, sages, psychic warriors, historians, and oracles that preserve the lineage of knowledge contained within the ‘Order Of The Hierogon.’ Once welcomed into the inner circle of this mysterious group who seemed to have foreknowledge of his arrival, Cyrix is bestowed with mental and physical tools and training to make his passage through the Nexion Stargate, which takes place at the end of the album.

We created the word ‘Hierogon’ to describe a mystical navigation device that Cyrix inherits from his new allies. It is the ‘holy grail’ of the order. The ARKAIK symbol you see in the beginning of this video is a visual representation of the Hierogon.”

Hear “Order Of The Hierogon” At THIS LOCATION.

If you missed it, view ARKAIK’s “Futile State” video at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE as well as previously-released track “Occultivation” HERE.

 Nemethia will see release on CD and digital formats on September 29th via Unique Leader Records; find preorders for the album including merch bundles and more at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders go to THIS LOCATION.

Their fourth full length for Unique Leader and most ambitious studio album to date, Nemethia was produced, engineered, and mixed by Zack Ohren (Immolation, Fallujah, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth et al.) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California, and features guest appearances by Joe Haley of Psycroptic, Arde Ostowari formerly of Burning The Masses, Stephen Paulson of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and former ARKAIK guitarist Craig Peters, as well as Gabe Seeber from The Kennedy Veil and Decrepit Birth (live) performing drums for the entire album. The cover art and booklet was designed by visionary artist Tyler Space, who worked with the band on their previous release, Lucid Dawn.

ARKAIK has been crafting a series of wildly psychedelic concept albums revolving around a protagonist named Cyrix, a disillusioned character in a dystopian society. Cyrix’ latest journey introduces new characters and brings you into a world of dark occultists, magical allies, and hidden forces. From resurrecting ancient goddesses to cracking the codes of reality and activating hyper dimensional stargates, the chronicle of Cyrix continues.

In related news, ARKAIK is in the midst of an extensive US tour alongside labelmates Alterbeast and Inanimate Existence. The journey kicked off on September 8th and will run through October 7th. See remaining dates below.

ARKAIK w/ Alterbeast, Inanimate Existence [remaining dates]: 
9/26/2017 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
9/27/2017 Riffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA
9/28/2017 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
9/29/2017 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
9/30/2017 Louisville Death Fest – Louisville, KY
10/01/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
10/02/2017 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
10/04/2017 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
10/05/2017 The Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
10/06/2017 Eagles Aerie Hall – Henderson, NV
10/07/2017 The Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA

“There’s a lot to appreciate about the sheer audacity ARKAIK display in bringing in such eclectic, off-the-wall experimentation into what could be called a prog-deathcore album here. Even if this… isn’t your preferred style of death metal, it’s cool to sit back and be wowed by musical prowess when it’s deserved.” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“Nemethia takes the ARKAIK template and further enhances it with more attention to dynamics and added nuance. There’s complex layers to be found for those who would like to investigate beyond the crushing death metal sound. A well-rounded and enjoyable release that wisely avoids dipping too far into the tech-death vibe that renders many a band sterile.” — Dead Rhetoric

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GOATWHORE Announces US Tour Dates With 1349 And Tombs; North American Tour With Venom Inc. Underway + Special Show At Saint Vitus Bar In Brooklyn Announced

The road demons in GOATWHORE will join 1349 and labelmates Tombs for a short run of live dates leading up to their performance at this year’s edition of Ozzfest meets Knotfest in San Bernardino, California. Set to take place from October 29th through November 3rd, the short journey includes three dates supporting Kreator.

GOATWHORE is currently finishing up a near month-long North American live takeover supporting UK metal icons Venom Inc. The Blood Stained Earth Tour commenced on September 1st with additional support being provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio deathcore unit The Convalescence. A special final performance at the renowned Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York was recently added to the trek on October 3rd closing out one of the most ravaging tours of the year. In February, GOATWHORE will take to the seas on the 2018 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal, the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise with additional live dates to be announced in the coming months. See all confirmed dates below.

GOATWHORE w/ Venom Inc., Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence [remaining dates]:
9/26/2017 Parish at HOB – New Orleans, LA [tickets]
9/28/2017 Churchill’s – Miami, FL [tickets]
9/29/2017 Orpheum – Tampa, FL [tickets]
9/30/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL [tickets]
10/01/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA [tickets]
10/02/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD [tickets]
10/03/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [tickets] *

End Tour

w/ 1349, Tombs:

10/29/2017 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
10/30/2017 Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX (supporting Kreator)
10/31/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX (supporting Kreator)
11/01/2017 Top Deck – Farmington, NM (supporting Kreator)
11/02/2017 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
11/03/2017 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/05/2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest @ Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds – San Bernardino, CA [tickets] **
2/1-5/2018 70000 Tons Of Metal – Ft. Lauderdale, FL [tickets]

** no The Convalescence

** no 1349, Tombs

GOATWHORE‘s latest full-length, Vengeful Ascension, was released in June via Metal Blade Records. Their seventh full-length offering and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

The critically-adored offering toppled Billboard charts upon its first week of release earning the #4 spot on Billboard’s Heatseeker Albums chart, #6 on the Hard Rock Album Sales chart, #11 on the Independent Albums chart, #16 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, #18 on the Rock Album Sales chart, #49 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, and #59 on the Top 200 Albums chart making it the band’s highest charting album to date! In Canada the record was met with equal accolades debuting at #19 on the Hard Music chart and #145 on the Top Albums chart.

Vengeful Ascension is out NOW on Metal Blade Records on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. To preview and purchase the record visit metalblade.com/goatwhore.

“The album roars with the classic GOATWHORE sound of searing shredding and screams of rage. The material also tries some new things, tossing in a bit of blackened atmosphere, adding to the philosophical questions the music dives into.” – Alternative Press’ 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2017 So Far

“Turning frowns upside down with metal steeped in gloom isn’t supposed to be a thing, but in incorporating more classic influences, GOATWHORE has (in)advertently offered Vengeful Ascension as a link between battle jackets and monk robes. 8/10″ – Decibel Magazine  

“…the most mature recording in the GOATWHORE canon… Its combination of disparate subgenres from opposite ends of the structural and melodic continuum is masterful, resulting in a remarkably non-contrasting display of good and evil; that being good songs that sound as evil as all hell. 4/5″ – Team Rock

“…the high water mark that GOATWHORE have set for themselves thus far… 9/10″ – Metal Injection

“Vengeful Ascension has extremity black metal fans will dig, groove that will appeal to death metal aficionados, and potent guitar work thrash lovers can appreciate.” – Loudwire

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PRIMITIVE MAN Shares NSFW Video For “Victim;” Caustic Full-Length To See Release Next Week Via Relapse

Denver nihilists PRIMITIVE MAN share the official video for “Victim” off the band’s impending second full-length album, Caustic.

Watch the Neil Barrett and Marcos Morales directed NSFW clip at THIS LOCATION.

Watch the previously released visualizer video for “Commerce” via YouTube HERE.

Caustic is set for release on October 6th on CD, 2xLP, cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available via Relapse.com HEREand Bandcamp HERE.

Caustic marks PRIMITIVE MAN‘s second full-length offering of soul-crushing, blackened doom and noise-ridden claustrophobia. Recorded and produced at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cobalt, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation et al), Caustic is twelve songs and over seventy-five minutes of bloodcurdling howls, abysmal tones, and dense, unsettling feedback spewing forth a cesspool of utter misery. With lyrical themes ranging from political corruption, personal struggle, and the crumbling social climate facing the world today, Caustic serves as a cataclysmic soundtrack for a world gone awry.

In related news, PRIMITIVE MAN has announced a coheadlining North American tour this Fall with Bell Witch. The tour commences October 25th in Denver, Colorado and ends November 17th in Fort Worth, Texas. A full list of confirmed dates is available below.

PRIMITIVE MAN w/ BELL WITCH: 
10/25/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
10/26/2017 O’Leavers – Omaha, NE
10/27/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
10/28/2017 Rock Island Brewery – Rock Island, IL
10/29/2017 The New Dodge – Hamtramck, MI
10/30/2017 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
11/01/2017 Coalition – Toronto, ON
11/02/2017 Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
11/03/2017 Geno’s – Portland, ME
11/04/2017 Cop Frat – Oneonta, NY
11/05/2017 ONCE – Boston, MA
11/06/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
11/07/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
11/08/2017 The Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ
11/09/2017 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
11/10/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
11/11/2017 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
11/12/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
11/13/2017 Whitewater – Little Rock, AR
11/14/2017 Growlers – Memphis, TN
11/15/2015 Santos –  New Orleans, LA
11/16/2017 Lost Well – Austin, TX
11/17/2017 Ridgelea Lounge – Forth Worth, TX

PRIMITIVE MAN‘s music matches its name: a savage, sparse mix of death metal, blackened noise, and doom. The three-piece was formed in February of 2012 by Ethan Lee McCarthy and Jonathan Campos (all current and former members of Vermin Womb, Withered, Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire, Death Of Self, and Reproacher).

In October of 2012, the band recorded their debut LP Scorn at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cobalt, Catheter, Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire). Scorn was released as a collaboration between Throatruiner and Mordgrimm Records. The band followed up with a self-released three-song EP in February titled P/M. The unique metal hybridization of Scorn caught the attention of Relapse, who liked the record enough to sign the band and reissue the full-length in the summer 2013. Dubbed a, “totally malignant sounding record and one that will consume you whole if you’re not careful,” by Cvlt Nation and crowned the, “best worst thing that has ever happened to you,” in an 8/10 review from Metal Hammer, Scorn found PRIMITIVE MAN celebrating a slow-roasted apocalypse through seven suffocating hymns of hatred, disease, and sonic deviance. The record put the band on the proverbial map for many listeners, and enabled PRIMITIVE MAN to embark on a relentless touring schedule that would soon see the band playing live shows across the US, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia in the company of such acts as Hexis, Reproacher, Fister, Celeste, Opium Lord, and Mammoth Grinder. PRIMITIVE MAN also played Denver Black Sky in 2013 alongside Relapse brethren Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Skinless, Iron Reagan, Call Of The Void, and Weekend Nachos.

All of guitarist/vocalist Ethan McCarthy’s projects have been prolific, and PRIMITIVE MAN is no exception – the band released four splits between 2013 and 2015, and dropped another bombshell of nihility in 2015 with its Relapse EP Home Is Where The Hatred Is. The EP was well-received by publications including Metal Injection, MetalSucks, Revolver, and Exclaim!, the latter of which stated, “unapologetically bleak and permeated by loathing and hostility, Home Is Where The Hatred Is will either leave you wanting more or contemplating teetering off a ledge.”

Despite their primeval, bludgeoning approach, PRIMITIVE MAN wouldn’t exist without their savage awareness of modern humanity: simultaneously old and new, atavistic and groundbreaking, PRIMITIVE MAN stands to redefine current conceptions of hope, faith, and metal music. Years of writing on tour and the addition of drummer Joe Linden sparked a black flame in PRIMITIVE MANmolding the band’s second full-length offering, Caustic set for release this fall via Relapse Records.

PRIMITIVE MAN: 
Ethan Lee McCarthy – guitars, vocals
Jonathan Campos – bass
Joe Linden – drums

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Reveals Commanding New Track “The Talisman”

New Album, Old Scars, New Wounds, out this Friday, September 29 via Metal Blade Records

Pre-Order Here: www.metalblade.com/actofdefiance

ACT OF DEFIANCE – the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass – will unleash their dynamic new album, Old Scars, New Wounds, on September 29, 2017via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has revealed a third new track from the album, the powerful epic “The Talisman”, via Loudwire. Listen here: http://loudwire.com/act-of-defiance-the-talisman-exclusive-song-premiere-interview/

Drummer Shawn Drover says, “‘The Talisman’ was written by our bass player Matt Bachand with lyrics and melodies provided by our singer, Henry Derek. I really love how this song builds from a nice serene beginning, morphing into a full heavy metal assault. The verses are nice and sludgy and brutal, so this tune is really dynamic, which is something we like to do, certainly. We hope you dig it as much as we do!”

Watch new music videos from ACT OF DEFIANCE:

“M.I.A.”:https://youtu.be/X3ZCRCV8mhA
“Overexposure”: https://youtu.be/olDFYR3aS74
You can pre-order Old Scars, New Wounds now at www.metalblade.com/actofdefiance.

Pre-orders are available in the following formats:

— CD
— 180g Black Vinyl (EU exclusive)
— Golden Vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 100)
— Auburn Marbled Vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 300)

Pre-order bundles are also available and feature the items pictured to the right.

On Old Scars, New WoundsACT OF DEFIANCE has upped the ante. Each of the 11 new tracks sound fresh and urgent while wielding a timeless quality that will connect powerfully with metal fans new and old – and there aren’t many contemporary bands who can make such a claim. Naturally blending a plethora of metallic styles and never recycling ideas, Old Scars, New Wounds is an even more dynamic and diverse collection than its predecessor. The title – plucked from the blistering track “Conspiracy Of The Gods” – stands as a metaphor for life in general, and the breadth of lyrical matter covered is as broad as the styles of heavy music found on the record.

Old Scars, New Wounds track-listing:

  1. M.I.A.
  2. Molten Core
  3. Overexposure
  4. The Talisman
  5. Lullaby of Vengeance
  6. Circle of Ashes
  7. Reborn
  8. Conspiracy of the Gods
  9. Another Killing Spree
  10. Broken Dialect
  11. Rise of Rebellion

Recruiting producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon) they tracked the record bi-coastal-style, with Broderick laying down guitars in his own Ill-Fated Studios in LA, Derek and Broderick’s vocals tracked at Red Light Studios also in LA, with Bachand tracking his contributions at Manshark in South Hampton, MA and Drover’s drums were laid down at Atlanta’s Glow In The Dark Studios.

Stay tuned for more content coming soon from ACT OF DEFIANCE in support of Old Scars, New Wounds.

ACT OF DEFIANCE line-up:

Chris Broderick – guitar
Henry Derek – vocals
Shawn Drover – drums
Matt Bachand – bass

ACT OF DEFIANCE online:

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UNTIL THE SKY DIES: Avant-Metal Duo To Issue Dystopian-Themed The Year Zero Blueprint Via Cimmerian Shade Recordings; Track + Preorders Posted

Cimmerian Shade Recordings is proud to announce the forthcoming full-length debut from avant-metal duo UNTIL THE SKY DIES. The lead track to the album has been issued early alongside preorders.

UNTIL THE SKY DIES is the latest project of prolific musician Clint Listing (Grizzle, Long Winters Stare, As All Die, Broken Hands For Brilliant Minds, Black Depths Grey Waves), who here supplies vocals, guitars, bass, and effects, and is joined by Ryan Michalski (Cosmic Punch) who provides all lead guitar and drums. While employing a familiar mixture of ingredients from Listing’s other projects, UNTIL THE SKY DIES stands alone when considering the forward-thinking way avant-garde metal, doom metal, post hardcore, along with industrial and electronic elements are combined to form a truly unique sound.

The debut from UNTIL THE SKY DIESThe Year Zero Blueprint consists of expansive and diverse songs named only by sequential Roman Numerals. The tracks brim with bold audio exploration, with many elements of a wide range of genres converging seamlessly into a dystopian concept. Listing states, “In a distant galaxy’s past, The Gods create life without freewill, until one is born with this blueprint imprinted and the great change begins. Hive mind versus independence.”

The Year Zero Blueprint was recorded and engineered by Ryan Michalski at RPM Studios in Tampa Florida, and mastered by J. Stillings (Steel Hook Prostheses, Metaconqueror, Pharoid, Vermin) at Steel Hook Audio Mastering. The record will be issued on CD, LP (limited to 300 hand-numbered copies), and digital platforms on November 3rd.

Stream the lead trackfrom UNTIL THE SKY DIES’ The Year Zero Blueprint and find preorders for all formats at THIS LOCATION.

Also find physical preorders at Cimmerian Shade Recordings’ webstore, the CD HERE and LP HERE.

Stand by for additional audio samples from The Year Zero Blueprint and more in the days ahead.

The Year Zero Blueprint Track Listing:

  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  4. IV
  5. V
  6. VI
  7. VII
  8. VIII

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CONVERGE SHARE NEW SINGLE “REPTILIAN” THE BAND’S FIRST ALBUM IN 5 YEARS – THE DUSK IN US – DUE OUT NOVEMBER 3rd

Today marks the release of ?Reptilian,? the new single from Boston-based heavy-music innovators Converge. The track appears on Converge?s forthcoming album The Dusk In Us, set for release via Epitaph and Deathwish on November 3rd, 2017.

From its haunting intro to its frenetic apex, ?Reptilian? perfectly embodies the avant-garde sensibilities and cathartic energy of The Dusk In Us. The ninth full-length from Converge, The Dusk In Us is the band?s first album in five years.

Listen to ?Reptilian? Now: 

https://youtu.be/TsQ69nLEX84

Featuring vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton, and drummer Ben Koller, The Dusk In Us arrives as the follow-up to Converge?s acclaimed 2012 album All We Love We Leave Behind. Along with landing on Pitchfork?s Best New Music list, All We Love We Leave Behind was called ?as skull-cleaving as it is beautiful? by Consequence Of Sound.

Produced by Converge and mixed by Ballou at his renowned Godcity Studios, The Dusk In Ushows the band?s artistic evolution while still capturing their classic sound. As pioneers within the aggressive music arena, Converge formed in Massachusetts in 1990, made their debut with 1994?s Halo in a Haystack, and broke through with their landmark album Jane Doe (a 2001 release praised as ?iconic? by the A.V. Club).

Pre-orders for The Dusk In Us are available now at http://kr-m.co/converge

THE DUSK IN US TRACKLIST:

  1. A Single Tear
  2. Eye of the Quarrel
  3. Under Duress
  4. Arkhipov Calm
  5. I Can Tell You About Pain
  6. The Dusk in Us
  7. Wildlife
  8. Murk & Marrow
  9. Trigger
  10. Broken by Light
  11. Cannibals
  12. Thousands of Miles Between Us
  13. Reptilian

Converge are playing tomorrow night at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, New York. In December, the band will head out on an East Coast tour with Pile and Give as support. Additionally, Jacob Bannon will curate Roadburn 2018 in Tilburg, Netherlands.

DIGITAL ASSETS

Video: ?I Can Tell You About Pain?

Track: ?Under Duress?  

CONVERGE TOUR DATES:

Sept 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

Dec 8 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

Dec 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

Dec 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

Dec 11 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

Dec 12 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

Dec 13 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall

Dec 14 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Dec 15 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry

Dec 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Dec 8 ? Dec 16: with Pile and Give

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MAYHEM To Kick Off European Tour This Friday

“…Mysteriis… remains a singularly potent document, its expressions of alienation and nihilism lent an icy severity by Aarseth’s lacerating guitar buzz, session vocalist Attila Csihar’s arcane croak and presentation of Dead’s lyrical gothic terror and the pummeling drums of Hellhammer.” — Rolling Stone

Norwegian black metal icons MAYHEM will begin the second leg of their European live incursion this week. The Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum tour will begin Friday September 29th in Berlin, Germany and level more than two dozen cities, drawing to a close on October 27th in Gothenburg, Sweden. Support will be provided by Inferno, The Ominous Circle, Dragged Into Sunlight, Deus Mortem, Barshasketh, and Voodus on select dates. See all confirmed dates below.

Following their European stampede, MAYHEM will descend upon North America for a month-long journey set to commence on November 3rd and run through December 2nd. Support will be provided by Immolation and Black Anvil, the latter of which appeared with the band on their last stateside expedition. MAYHEM has been commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with a worldwide live takeover performing the monumental record in its entirety. Stateside fans who missed the spectacle the first time around get one last chance this November on the Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis- Pars Duorum tour.

MAYHEM – Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum:

9/29/2017 Colombia Theater – Berlin, DE [tickets]

9/30/2017 Reithalle – Dresden, DE [tickets]

10/02/2017 Wizeman – Stuttgart, DE [tickets]

10/03/2017 Orpheum – Graz, AT [tickets]

10/04/2017 Le Gueulard – Nilvange, FR [tickets]

10/05/2017 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE [tickets]

10/06/2017 Hardrock Fest – Avelgem, BE [tickets]

10/07/2017 Soulcrusher – Nijmegen, NL [tickets]

10/08/2017 MS Connection – Mannheim, DE

10/09/2017 Le Grillen – Colmar, FR [tickets]

10/11/2017 Santana 27 – Bilboa, ES [tickets]

10/12/2017 Lisboa Ao Vivo – Lisbon, PT [tickets]

10/13/2017 BAT – Madrid, ES [tickets]

10/14/2017 Razzmatazz 2 – Barcelona, ES [tickets]

10/15/2017 Jas Rod – Marseille, FR [tickets]

10/17/2017 Orion Live Club – Rome, IT [tickets]

10/18/2017 Stuk – Maribor, SL

10/19/2017 Randall – Bratislava, SK [tickets]

10/20/2017 Mega Club – Katowice, PL [tickets]

10/21/2017 Progesja – Warschau, PL [tickets]

10/22/2017 Melna Piektdiena – Riga, LT [tickets]

10/23/2017 Tapper – Tallinn, EE [tickets]

10/24/2017 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI [tickets]

10/25/2017 Klubbi – Tampere, FI [tickets]

10/27/2017 Brewhouse – Gothenburg, SE [tickets]

Purgatorium Americæ Septentrionalis- Pars Duorum w/ Immolation, Black Anvil:

11/03/2017 Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY

11/04/2017 Elements – Kitchener, ON

11/05/2017 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI

11/06/2017 Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH

11/07/2017 The Majestic – Madison, WI

11/09/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL

11/10/2017 The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO

11/11/2017 The Granada – Lawrence, KS

11/12/2017 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE

11/14/2017 El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

11/16/2017 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA

11/17/2017 The Observatory Northpark – San Diego, CA

11/18/2017 The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA

11/19/2017 The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ

11/21/2017 Mohawk – Austin, TX

11/22/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX

11/24/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL

11/25/2017 Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL

11/26/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL

11/27/2017 Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN

11/28/2017 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC

11/30/2017 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA

12/01/2017 Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD

12/02/2017 Irving Plaza – New York, NY

The cornerstone De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas was recently listed among Revolver Magazine’s 20 Essential Black Metal Albums while the record earned the #40 spot on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time earlier this year. Further illuminating the keystone offering, the band self-released De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive late last year on CD, DVD, LP, and digitally. Captured in Norrköping, Sweden in 2015 during the band’s headlining set at the Black Christmass Festival, the show marked MAYHEM‘s first time ever playing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in full.

De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tore Stjerna and NBS Audio and produced by vocalist Attila Csihar and guitarist Teloch with light production by Anne Weckstrom, stage design and production by Jonas Svensson, video recording by Thornfields Production and video editing by Tamàs Tarczi.

For CD/DVD orders, go to THIS LOCATION. For digital orders go HERE where you can also stream the record. The record is also available digitally via Amazon, Spotify, Apple, Deezer, and Tidal. For the full concert, video on demand, and download, visit MAYHEM on Vimeo at THIS LOCATION.

MAYHEM‘s live set is palpably evil, guided by the deranged vocal presence of Attila Csihar, who gave an unnerving performance on De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas…” – Loudwire

“…convincing evidence that the grim magic of the mid-90s has faded not one corpse-painted jot.” – The Guardian

“…a purposely gloomy and aggressive beast, and one that makes no concessions to outsiders, instead following its own willful and destructive path without any apology. Give it the time it deserves… and it will be with you forever.” – Team Rock on De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

“De Mysteriis… stands tall to this day. For one of the most prominent names in the black metal scene… it’s amazing how challenging and terrifying MAYHEM still feel and when channeling the energies of this record; the result is beautifully hellish.” – Distorted Sound

MAYHEM are a band that remind us of the power of the live concert experience, morphing concert into macabre ceremony…” – BeatRoute

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LOINCLOTH: Psalm Of The Morbid Whore, Now Streaming At Noisey; Final LP Sees Release Friday Through Southern Lord

Psalm Of The Morbid Whore, the final call to worship by Virginia/North Carolina-based instrumental metal cult LOINCLOTH, is now streaming in its entirety at Noisey, as the LP is prepared for its official release this Friday through Southern Lord. The advance album stream is joined by an in-depth interrogation with the band.

Packing nine new passages into a half-hour assault on Psalm Of The Morbid Whore, white-knuckled twists wrench in one’s gut like a rusted blade, though the by-the-throat percussive attack and tonal attributes are already enough to suffocate the listener. As with their 2012-released Southern Lord debut LP, Iron Balls Of Steel, LOINCLOTH returned to Pershing Hill Sound in Raleigh, North Carolina to record with Greg Elkins, while mastering was handled by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Corrosion Of Conformity, Sunn O))), Obituary) at Audiosiege. Join LOINCLOTH in their final hour of worship.

Noisey interrogated LOINCLOTH about the band’s final album and more, describing the band as, “the Southern Lord-backed instrumental quartet who specializes in impenetrably dense acrobatics marked by sinew, economy, and hypercomplex time signatures that consistently avoid baroque frills and cartoonish machismo.”

Stream LOINCLOTH’s Psalm Of The Morbid Whore at Noisey RIGHT HERE.

Also hear the previously-released “Ibex (To Burn In Hell Is To Refine)” at Alternative Press HERE.

Psalm Of The Morbid Whore will see digital and vinyl release through Southern Lord this Friday, September 29th; find preorders at the Southern Lord webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

LOINCLOTH is a culmination of years of worshiping at the altar of the riff. Psalm Of The Morbid Whore arrives with the promise of absolute pummel! Guitarist Tannon Penland and drummer Steve Shelton (Confessor) return with their twisted brand of instrumental metal on the forthcoming Psalm Of The Morbid Whore, this time around also enlisting the infernal hands of Tomas Phillips on bass, who collaborated with Penland in experimental outfit Gauchiste for their self-titled 2012’s release through Little Black Cloud Records. Penland, Shelton, and Phillips were joined by guitarist Craig Hilton who contributed to composition and live sonic assaults on tour with Sunn O))) and at festivals from Barcelona’s Day OF Doom and Power Of The Riff in Los Angeles, to Richmond’s GWAR-B-Q.

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DEAFKIDS: Configuração Do Lamento By Brazilian Outfit Nears Official Release Through Neurot Recordings; Preorders + Tracks Posted

 

With Configuração Do Lamento, the uniquely devastating album by Brazilian trio DEAFKIDS, rapidly approaching official release through Neurot Recordings next week, the tracks Veia Aberta” and “Lamina Cortante” have been made available for streaming alongside preorders.

Stream DEAFKIDS’ “Veia Aberta” and “Lamina Cortante” at Bandcamp HERE.

DEAFKIDSConfiguração Do Lamento is an untamed release, happy to juxtapose monolithic drone riffage with frantic polyrhythmic detours, the band citing the syncopated beats of African drums as a major influence. It is a guttural, scorched mutation of psychedelia, that similar intent of frying the listener’s perception, while void of anything approaching earthy wistfulness, wholly fluid in nature, paying no heed to any musical expectations other than the creators own internal logic. A bombardment of clanging percussion sits below relentless guitar battering, and a whole host of electronic tamperings, effects which in practice manage to further confound the proceedings. Using the term psychedelic in the absolute loosest sense is apt, as the band claims that “non-genre genres” are a chief source of inspiration, referencing anything from their own background in punk, right the way through to spiritual jazz, practically any form which allows the artist to experiment with the utter extremes of musical expression.

While DEAFKIDSConfiguração Do Lamento was self-released on cassette in Brazil last year, Neurot Recordings will officially issue album worldwide on CD and 10″ vinyl formats as well as all prime digital platforms next Friday, October 6th.

Find physical preorder options and merch bundles at the Neurot Recordings webshop HERE.

Fans can also see DEAFKIDS’ video for “Pés Atados” HERE, and view several intense recent live sets from the band, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

DEAFKIDS is booking new live shows across Brazil for the fall months, including their slot supporting support Neurosis during their first visit to São Paulo on the 8th of December. Expect further widespread tour news and more over the months ahead.

DEAFKIDS Live:

10/01/2017 Morfeus Club – Sao Paulo, BR

10/07/2017 FEBRE: Festival e Conferência de Música de Sorocaba – Sorocaba, BR

10/20/2017 Associação Cultural Cecíia – Sao Paulo, BR

11/04/2017 Xaninho Festival – Belém, BR

11/05/2017 TBA – Fortaleza, BR

11/10/2017 TBA – Mossoró, BR

11/11/2017 Festival DoSol – Natal, BR

11/12/2017 Festival DoSol – Natal, BR

11/14/2017 Sinewave Side Show – Natal, BR

11/15/2017 TBA – Joao Pessoa, BR

11/16/2017 Texas Bar – Recife, BR

11/17/2017 TBA – Aracaju, BR

11/18/2017 TBA – Salvador, BR

12/08/2017 Clash Club – São Paulo, BR w/ Neurosis

Neurot label founder and member of Neurosis Steve Von Till explains how he came across the band: “I first read about DEAFKIDS when I saw a headline from Cvlt Nation that read, ‘This Band Sounds Like No Other!’ My cynical nature believed that to be a tall order, so I decided to call their bluff and clicked on the stream… MIND BLOWN. I was not prepared for how much I would love this record. Raw, powerful, and explosive heavy psych. I think I listened to it three times in a row right then and there. I played it for my bandmates the first time we were all in a room together and we all agreed, ‘We need to put out a DEAFKIDS record.’ So here it is, for the first time on vinyl and CD, that very same DEAFKIDS recording that first lured me into their sonic world.”

A key theme at the heart of this singular record is the crisis of identity within a colonized country, the conflict that arises when an imperialist culture is enforced, resulting in a drastic feeling of displacement. The music alone illuminates this theme, various contrasting influences seeping into the bands sound. As a project, they speak of the ramifications of cultural hegemony specific to Brazil, specifying that, “thanks to the way colonization happened here, a certain part of the Brazilian experience is bounded by a sense of fracture — we’re sons of the border… here and there.”

Though the contextual aspects of the band are fascinating, they also insist that with music, there is a vital importance in surrendering to a degree of “non-rationality, on the sense that it should not be used as a narrative resource for spreading verbal/mental ideas.” It’s this collision of political outrage set against complete bodily and mental release, that makes DEAFKIDSConfiguração Do Lamentoan undoubtedly fearless and inspiring piece of work.

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BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS: Toilet Ov Hell Premieres “33440” By Crazed New Zealand Death Metal Unit

Modern Adoxography, the second album from brutally-demented Christchurch-based BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS, is now less than three weeks from release alongside the band’s performances supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan. Toilet Ov Hell is now hosting a premiere of the band’s gnarled new single, “33440.”

Offers BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS on the new track, “‘33440’ is the most dynamic song on the album. Musically it’s unlike anything we have ever done before, thus making it somewhat stand out. Lyrical introspection concerns control and interaction, metaphorically speaking of a reclusive blind serial killer who strangles his victims but struggles to deal with the fact nobody really cares they are dying.”

Toilet Ov Hell provides with the song’s public debut, “as filthy as this concoction may be, it’s also expertly crafted on both a musical and technical level. It can go from a dense, sludgy feel to lightning speed in a measure or two, and the drums and guitars drip with primal malice. The distortion is laid on thick, matched in timbre by the vicious, throaty vocals and augmented by chunky bass. Recorded live without any digital assistance – no quantization, no click track, no amp modeling – it sounds absolutely fantastic. ‘33440’ is no exception; it doubles down on the aforementioned sludge aspects, lurching forth at an ever-shifting pace and oozing slime from every orifice.”

Unleash BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS’ “33440” at THIS LOCATION.

BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS will independently release Modern Adoxography on CD and digital platforms on Friday, October 13th; see the band’s brutalizing “Meth Tooth” video HEREand stream “Licking A Landmine” alongside preorders for the record HERE.

Modern Adoxography is set to see release in conjunction with BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS‘ direct support slots for The Dillinger Escape Plan on the band’s final New Zealand tour dates, playing Wellington on October 24th and Auckland on October 25th. The band will announce additional live performances in the months ahead, and will tour beyond their native continent in 2018.

BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan:

10/24/2017 San Francisco Bathhouse – Wellington, NZ [info]

10/25/2017 Kings Arms Tavern – Auckland, NZ [info]

BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS recorded their sophomore album Modern Adoxography, the record manifesting everything audiences have come to love about the band, with ten relentless tracks in thirty-five minutes of crushing riffs, technical wizardry, and merciless vocals. While the band’s musical foundation is built upon brutal death metal, elements of demented grindcore and bizarre sci-fi tones weave their way into the complex structures, resulting in an engaging and damaging listening experience. Modern Adoxography was produced by Joseph Veale and BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS, the album recorded at Blue Barn Studios with James Goldsmith, mixed by Samuel K. Sproull, and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, completed with artwork and design by Syn Photography.

 

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POWERFLO SET TO CAST THEIR SPELL AS MAIN SUPPORT FOR MEXICAN METALLERS BRUJERIA; NATIONWIDE TOUR KICKS OFF IN OCTOBER

Crushing it!!

WELL-RECEIVED, SELF-TITLED DEBUT OUT NOW; POWERFLO

FEATURES MEMBERS OF CYPRESS HILL, BIOHAZARD,

EX-FEAR FACTORY, DOWNSET, WORST|

(New York, NY) Hot off the heels of a highly-successful run of tour dates with P.O.D. (which wraps in a few days), explosive quintet Powerflo is now set to cast their spell on audiences nationwide as main support for Mexican metallers Brujeria. Of the upcoming tour dates, Powerflo?s Billy Graziadei commented, So on fire to bring the energy of Powerflo to the Brujeria tour! We?ve been friends and fans of them for years! This tour is gonna be the hottest one out there! Please see below for tour dates. Click here to check out a recent image of Powerflo with P.O.D.

Powerflo?s full-length self-titled debut is out now. It bowed at #15 on the Hard Rock chart, #17 on the Heatseekers chart and #54 on the Indie chart, respectively and has received rave reviews from the press. NYS Music declared, ?Powerflo is tight, has chemistry and contains killer hooks and a hard sound that grabs you by the collar and makes you listen. Keep an eye out for POWERFLO. It?s easily the best debut metal album of this year.? Powerflo has already been covered in other tastemaker media as well – Metal Injection, Loudwire, Blabbermouth, Brave Words, Metal Insider and more. Their song ?Resistance? is now a theme song of WWE NXT.

Melding hip-hop, metal, punk, and rock into a potent offering, Powerflo lives up to its name. The vision of Grammy-Award-nominated multiplatinum Cypress Hill rapper Sen Dog, downset guitarist Rogelio Roy Lozano, Biohazard vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei, ex-Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, and Worst drummer Fernando Schaefer, Powerflo draws on their powerhouse resume to collectively smash boundaries with POWERFLO. The album is produced by Billy Graziadei and Josh Lynch, mixed by Jay Baumgardner (Godsmack, Papa Roach, Helmet) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Adrenaline Mob) at Maor Applebaum Mastering.

The origins of Powerflo can be traced back over more than two decades as the members of the band would collaborate on numerous occasions. In addition to both Cypress Hill and Biohazard appearing on the landmark platinum-selling Judgment Night Soundtrack, Sen Dog delivered a cameo on Biohazard?s STATE OF THE WORLD ADDRESS in 1993, while Christian both guested on Cypress Hills chart-topping 2000 double-album SKULLS & BONES, which Roy also guested on, and 2001s STONE RAIDERS in addition to performing with the group countless times. In 2015, longtime friend Roy played demos for Sen on a ride to the airport. The music immediately spoke to the rapper and thus Powerflo was born.

 

Powerflo tour dates in support of Brujeria.:

OCTOBER

20      Riverside, CA             Riverside Municipal Auditorium
21       Sacramento, CA       Ace Of Spades
23       San Francisco, CA   The Fillmore
26       Salt Lake City, UT     Metro Music Hall
27       Denver, CO               Gothic Theater
28      Lawrence, KS           Granada Theater
29       Chicago, IL                 Bottom Lounge

NOVEMBER

2       Baltimore, MD           Soundstage

3       New York, NY           Irving Plaza

4       Boston, MA               Once Ballroom

5       Philadelphia, PA         The Foundry

8       Richmond, VA           The Broadberry

9       Charlotte, VA             The Underground

10       Nashville, TN             Exit/In

11       St.Louis, MO             Delmar Hall

12       Tulsa, OK                   Vanguard

14       Corpus Christi, TX     Ayers Event Center

15       San Antonio, TX         Rock Box

16       El Paso, TX               Tricky Falls

17       Mesa, AZ                   Club Red

18       San Diego, CA           House Of Blues

19       Los Angeles, CA       Mayan Theater

EXHUMED: Revolver Shares New Music Video For “Night Work”

Gore metal maniacs EXHUMED have shared the official music video for “Night Work” off the impending, new full-length album Death Revenge.

Watch the full video now via Revolver Magazine HERE.

Frontman Matt Harvey comments: “We are extremely stoked to present this cinematic clip that brings you deep into the world of the Death Revenge storyline. Director Jeff Sisson really outdid himself capturing the vibe and violence of the record and the concept. This is the first video we’ve done that really fulfills the horror-movie vision we’ve always wanted to capture with our music. Spoiler Alert: It’s a tale of grave-robbery, murder and madness. So sit back, turn off the lights, lock your doors, and get ready to undertake some ‘Night Work’ with us.”

Watch the previously released video for “Lifeless” as well as first single, “Defenders Of The Grave” HERE.

Death Revenge is set for release on October 13th on CD, LP, deluxe LP with cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital order are available via Relapse.com HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

EXHUMED‘s sixth full-length sees them tread into ambitious new territory with their first concept album: a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. Death Revenge takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery. Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Eternal, Gruesome), Death Revenge takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths. Cover illustration is by Orion Landau with interior illustrations by Lucas Ruggieri (lucasriggieriillustration.com).

EXHUMED recently announced a short run of live dates in November with The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth and more as well as a performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 5th in San Bernardino, California. See confirmed dates below with additional live abrasions to be announced in the future.

EXHUMED w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch:

11/01/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA w/ Exhumed

11/02/2017 HIFI Music Hall – Eugene, OR w/ Exhumed

11/03/2017 Vinyl at Hard Rock – Lake Tahoe, NV w/ Exhumed

11/04/2017 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA w/ Exhumed #

11/05/2017 KnotFest – San Bernardino, CA w/ Exhumed # **

11/06/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ w/ Exhumed

# = No Suffocation

* = No Necrot, Wormwitch

San Jose’s EXHUMED has blazed a path for modern-sensible old-school death metal since the band’s 1991 formation, when the band’s founder and sole remaining member Matt Harvey was a tender fifteen years old. EXHUMED spent much of the ensuing decade hacking their way through numerous lineups, demos, split CDs, and EPs. In 1998, the band finally released their debut album, the genre-(re)defining and critic-repulsing Gore Metal. The album crystallized the sound – old-school death metal meets full-on grindcore with the spirit of thrash – forged with their 1994 demo and first split CD (Horrific Expulsion Of Gore and 1996’s In The Name Of Gore respectively). The band envisioned the three releases as a trilogy of sorts.

Touring in support of Gore Metal brought the enlistment of then-bassist (now lead guitarist) Bud Burke to complete the lineup for the band’s long-awaited first US tour and festival appearances after Ross Sewage’s departure in 1999. EXHUMED upped the ante with their go-for-the-throat sophomore record Slaughtercult in 2001. The album blatantly blended the band’s brutal cult-thrash influences into its sonic meat-grinder. The band evolved further with their third album, 2003’s Anatomy Is Destiny, with more sophisticated arrangements, production, and instrumentation. After touring heavily in support of Anatomy… and the band’s massive two-CD compilation Platters Of Splatter, EXHUMED realigned their personnel, and released an album of cover versions called Garbage Daze Re-Regurgitated in 2005. Shortly thereafter, the band was put on indefinite hiatus.

After six years away from the scene and numerous other projects, Harvey, former members guitarist Wes Caley, and bassist/vocalist Leon del Muerte teamed up with drummer Danny Walker (Intronaut, Murder Construct, Phobia) for their acclaimed comeback album, All Guts, No Glory in 2011. The album earned them spots on numerous top 20 lists for 2011, including Decibel Magazine (#13) and Pitchfork’s Metal column Show No Mercy (#11). With the positive reception of the record, EXHUMEDundertook a grueling road schedule which led to the band finding a new full-time lineup. Mike Hamilton (Deeds Of Flesh, ex-Vile) took over the drum throne and Caley was eventually replaced by returning alumnus Bud Burke, this time on lead guitar.

Over the course of the years, EXHUMED has developed an impressive tour resume that includes visits to America, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, and Iceland. The band has also performed at high-profile festivals including Maryland Deathfest, Wacken Open Air, Obscene Extreme, and Scion Rock Fest, in addition to tour packages like Summer Slaughter. Somewhere in the midst of all of the touring, EXHUMED found the time to write and record a new album, Necrocracy, released in 2013 to critical acclaim from publications like Decibel, New Noise, MetalSucks, Stereokiller, and PopMatters, all of whom included the album on the best-of lists for 2013.

EXHUMED followed up that release with a split alongside Relapse label-mates Iron Reagan (2014), and then returned to the studio to fully re-record their 1998 classic Gore Metal. The recording, titled Gore Metal: A Necrospective, also featured the return of bassist/vocalist Ross Sewage as well as completely new artwork and was packaged as a deluxe two-CD set. Now in 2017, EXHUMEDreturns with their first ever concept album in Death Revenge!

For EXHUMED coverage in North America contact liz@earsplitcompound.com, in the UK contact pip@relapse.com, in the rest of Europe contact frank@pettingzoo.nl, and elsewhere contact bob@relapse.com.

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Metal Legends ANNIHILATOR Reveal “For The Demented” Album Pre-Orders + New Album Trailer


16th Studio Album, For The Demented, out November 3, 2017
Watch the Official Trailer Here
Album Pre-Orders Available Now Here

Last week, ANNIHILATOR announced the release of their 16th studio album, For The Demented, hitting stores on November 3, 2017 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The album is certainly their most complete and definitive statement yet. The album will be available in a Limited Edition Digipack with Lenticular cover, a jewel-case CD, a 12″ 180gms coloured vinyl in gatefold and digital download. Pre-orders are now live via http://hyperurl.co/ForTheDemented.

Make sure to also check out a brand new album trailer here, in addition to the full music video for the first single, “Twisted Lobotomy”, here.

ANNIHILATOR mastermind Jeff Waters felt that with For The Demented, it was time to analyze what fans had been telling him over the years. “It was time to sit down and figure out “why” ANNIHILATOR‘s early “thrash-meets-melodic” caught the ears of so many and to try to sweep the “fan” part of my writing/playing/singing out the door and welcome back the mostly-original Waters writing that was to be the first four ANNIHILATOR albums.”

Waters adds, “Bottom line, For The Demented captures some feel from ANNIHILATOR‘s 1985-87 demos mixed with the first four ANNIHILATOR records. Back to the thrash-meets-melody but with some pure Waters guitar riffing, up-graded lead guitar shredding and vocals back to the demo-days meets the King of The Kill record. Lyrically, I placed a theme on the record: the human mind and all of its glory, complexity, diversity, weaknesses and insanity! Pretty much the craziness of the music is matched by the lyrics… I think metal fans are going to hear much of what they have been waiting for from ANNIHILATOR.”

Since 1989, Canada’s ANNIHILATOR have not stopped putting out records and touring the world. Despite the ever-changing climate of the metal world (and releasing a series of “different” metal records with various lineups along the way), Jeff Waters and company have consistently delivered strong albums since the band’s debut Alice In Hell. Then there was 1990’s best-selling Never, Neverland, 1995’s King of The Kill, Schizo Deluxe in 2005 and many other critically-acclaimed releases up until 2015’s Suicide Society. The ‘under-the-radar’ influence of this band, and writer/guitarist/vocalist Jeff Waters, has been felt throughout the entire realm of the metal world by a ton of well-known musicians and bands; that influence even stretching into the hard rock and instrumentalist genre.

For The Demented track listing:

  1. Twisted Lobotomy
  2. One to Kill
  3. For the Demented
  4. Pieces of You
  5. The Demon You Know
  6. Phantom Asylum
  7. Altering the Alter
  8. The Way
  9. Dark
  10. Not All There

ANNIHILATOR European Tour Dates w/ Testament:

12.11.2017 BEL Antwerp Trix *

13.11.2017 GER Hannover Musikzentrum **

14.11.2017 GER Berlin Astra *

15.11.2017 POL Warsaw Progresja *

16.11.2017 SVK Kosice Colloseum *

17.11.2017 POL Wroclaw A2 *

18.11.2017 HUN Budapest Barba Negra *

19.11.2017 CZE Brno Sono Centrum *

20.11.2017 AUT Vienna Arena *

22.11.2017 GER Wiesbaden Schlachthof *

23.11.2017 GER München Backstage *

24.11.2017 GER Saarbrücken Garage *

25.11.2017 GER Stuttgart LKA/Longhorn *

26.11.2017 SLO Ljubljana Kino Siska *

27.11.2017 GER Nürnberg Löwensaal *

28.11.2017 SWI Pratteln Z7 *

30.11.2017 ITA Bologna Estragon *

01.12.2017 ITA Milano Live Club *

02.12.2017 SWI Fribourg Fri-Son *

03.12.2017 FRA Toulouse Bikini *

04.12.2017 ESP Madrid Riviera *

06.12.2017 FRA Lyon Transbordeur *

07.12.2017 FRA Nantes Stereolux *

08.12.2017 FRA Paris Bataclan *

09.12.2017 GER Oberhausen Ruhrpott Metal Meeting *

10.12.2017 NED Haarlem Patronaat *

* w/ Testament & Death Angel

** w/ Death Angel

ANNIHILATOR is:

Jeff Waters (vox, guitar)

Fabio Alessandrini (drums)

Rich Hinks (bass)

Aaron Homma (guitar)

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PUPPY TO REISSUE REWORKED VOL II EP ON 9/29

North London three-piece PUPPY will reissue their reworked EP, Vol II, on CD and vinyl via Spinefarm Records on September 29. This new, six-track version has been remastered and expanded, with video track “Beast” now featured, and pressed onto “crystal clear” vinyl with extra artwork elements added.

Additionally, one in every 20 of the vinyl versions will contain a surprise treat from the band; these include polaroids, hand-written notes and drawings. Copies are available for purchase here.

Watch the video for “Beast” here.

Puppy have recently been in the studio working on their debut album with producer Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, Killing Joke). Further details will be revealed in due course.

PUPPY ARE:
Billy Howard ? Drums
Jock Norton ? Guitar, Vocals
Will Michael ? Bass

AMENRA UNVEIL EVOCATIVE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CHILDREN OF THE EYE”

The track – the first to premiere from the album – appears on Mass VI, due out October 20th from Neurot Recordings

As they prepare for the release of their phenomenal Mass VI LP on October 20th, Belgian heavy music luminaries AMENRA have unveiled the album?s first single ?Children Of The Eye? today as a stunning music video directed by Wim Reygaert. Watch ithere, courtesy of Revolver Magazine.

AMENRA vocalist/mastermind Colin Van Eeckhout had this to say about the video:

?We hooked up with our longtime friends Wim Reygaert (responsible for Ra live visuals early 2000’s) and Maximiliaan Dierickx (COR DVD 2009, 23.10 DVD, etc.)

The idea and effort was to visualise the everlasting fight we all have against invisible ennemies in life. Be it depression, loss, illness…

Cancers of the soul.

Life’s pain.

The children of the eye never give up. They never go down without a fight. A will. A way.?

As always with AMENRA, this art has come directly from the souls of the musicians involved. They can establish connections with their listeners more profound than almost any other band because they are direct heart to heart connections. Thus, this pain, this sorrow, and these fleeting moments of joy, they come from those hearts. They are all too real.

Contrasts have always been deep, and at the very heart of AMENRA?s music, ever since they started uttering their Prayers and holding their Masses almost eighteen years ago. Tormented darkness has always coexisted alongside luminous beauty, thunderous impacts instantly followed by frail, delicate subtleties. Songs that seem to engulf everyone in the world at once suddenly feel like they are being whispered to you inside the isolation of your solitary womb.

Mass VI is here, and more than any other album in AMENRA‘s past, it highlights those contrasts in a deeply affecting way. The eerie quietness of the first couple of minutes of “Children Of The Eye” announces the coming storm, and the nine explosive, cathartic minutes of this opening song hold in themselves all the strikingly disparate emotions that we have come to expect from AMENRA. Colossal riffs shake the very foundations of our being while singer Colin H. Van Eeckhout shrieks so agonizingly that we can almost picture him on stage, clawing at himself, back turned to us, underneath that one spotlight, feelings laid bare for all to see but at the same time locked in himself, profoundly alone. “I cast no shadow, light is too profound”, he spits out. When it’s almost too much to bear, there is a crack of light, the sonic rage subsides briefly, the guitars are not on fire for a few seconds, and Colin sings to us as in a lullaby, as he has done lately with his own solo project, CHVE, “one tear at a time”, as he whispers softly. The delivery is entirely different, but the intensity is the same, the song continues its uninterrupted path until everything catches fire once more. Nothing but the sparse, spoken seconds of “Edelkroone” could have followed this, a few seconds of respite before the band starts to carve yet another gash in our heart with “Plus Pres De Toi”. Three opening songs, three different moods, three languages ? English, Flemish and French ? but the impact is the same, tremendous. And all of this is just the beginning.Mass VI is an emotional rollercoaster until its very last second, until “Diaken” is abruptly ended at its very climax, as the last breath of an expiring life. Every band member is seemingly being stretched to their physical limits throughout. Colin puts in the performance of a lifetime, but he is inextricably intertwined to the guitarwork of Mathieu J. Vandekerckhove and Lennart Bossu is able to express unimaginable weight, both physical and spiritual, as well as weaving melodies of the utmost delicacy, while the rhythm section of Levy Seynaeve and Bjorn J. Lebon can either rumble like a consuming thunderstorm or retreat to the shadows with the same flowing spontaneity as the atmosphere dictates.

It?s difficult to think of a better person to capture this sonic enormity than Billy Anderson. The legendary American producer was already the chosen one for Mass V, and between Neurosis? Through Silver In Blood, Sleep?s Dopesmoker, Eyehategod?s Dopesick, Cathedral?s Endtyme or Brutal Truth?s Sounds Of The Animal Kingdom, among many, many others, he?s been a decisive element in the building of many a true classic. Mass VI was recorded in the Belgian Ardennes, a region of thick forests in the southeast end of the country, where the band was snowed in for a week. The album is a reflection of these times.

Mass VI will arrive on Friday, October 20th through Neurot Recordings. Check out the AMENRA Mass VI album trailer here and look for more news to surface soon.

Pre-orders for the record are now live via Neurot Recordings, and in Europe via Consouling Sounds. The EU version has a different mix and master, as well as different artwork and design than the US version, mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker) at the Atomic Garden, San Francisco. The deluxe edition 2xLP 45rpm 180gr album is available in different limited colours. The band will be selling a special edition at their now sold-out release show in Brussels with screenprinted art.

Mass VI Track Listing:

  1. Children Of The Eye
  2. Edelkroone
  3. Plus Près De Toi (Closer To You)
  4. Spijt
  5. A Solitary Reign
  6. Diaken

Mass VI cover art (by Stephan VanFleteren):

AMENRA live performances:

September 30 Kristiansand, NOR

October 8 Brighton, Mammothfest, UK

October 31 Brussels, BE (Record Release Show – Sold Out)

November 7 Leipzig, DE @ Werk2

November 8 Vienna, AU @ Scene

December 1 Izegem, BE @ De Leest (acoustic)

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EARSPLIT: BANDS IN VANS TOUR DATES

ALL OUT WAR:

10/21/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ 100 Demons

12/16/2017 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

1/27/2018 Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON

1/28/2018 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

 

ALL PIGS MUST DIE:

10/19/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

10/20/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA

10/21/2017 AS220 – Providence, RI

 

ALLEGAEON w/ Ne Obliviscaris:

11/01/2017 Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA

11/02/2017 Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA

11/03/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV

11/04/2017 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT

11/05/2017 Globe Hall – Denver, CO

11/07/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

11/08/2017 Dante’s – Portland, OR

11/09/2017 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

11/11/2017 Dickens – Calgary, AB

11/13/2017 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB

11/14/2017 Amsterdam – St. Paul, MN

11/16/2017 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

11/17/2017 Foundry – Cleveland, OH

11/18/2017 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON

11/19/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

11/20/2017 Sonia – Boston, MA

11/22/2017 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY

11/24/2017 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC

11/25/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11/26/2017 Haven – Orlando, FL

11/28/2017 Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA

11/29/2017 Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

11/30/2017 Acadia Live – Houston, TX

12/01/2017 Come & Take It Live – Austin, TX

12/03/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ

12/04/2017 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

 

AMENRA:

10/31/2017 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, BE * release show w/ All Shadows And Deliverance, Monnik

 

ANAGNORISIS:

9/29/2017 Union Station Music Hall – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Deathfest [info]

10/26/2017 New Dodge Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ Jesus Wept, Fell Ruin

10/27/2017 TBA

10/28/2017 Black Circle Brewing – Indianapolis, IN w/ Breeding Filth, Fleshbore, G I LL [info]

10/29/2017 Zanzabar – Louisville, KY w/ Stagecoach Inferno, Deapscufa [info]

 

ARKAIK w/ Alterbeast, Inanimate Existence: 9/26/2017 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC

9/27/2017 Riffhouse Pub – Chesapeake, VA

9/28/2017 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD

9/29/2017 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH

9/30/2017 Louisville Death Fest – Louisville, KY

10/01/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL

10/02/2017 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE

10/04/2017 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

10/05/2017 The Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT

10/06/2017 Eagles Aerie Hall – Henderson, NV

10/07/2017 The Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA

 

ARTIFICIAL BRAIN:

9/30/2017 The Cure Lounge – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Deathfest

w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Full Of Hell:

10/10/2017 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA * ^

10/11/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA * ^

10/12/2017 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ * ^

10/13/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM

10/14/2017 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

10/15/2017 Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID

10/16/2017 Bossanova – Portland, OR

10/17/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

10/18/2017 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

10/20/2017 Starlite – Edmonton, AB

10/21/2017 Dickens – Calgary, AB

10/22/2017 The Exchange – Regina, SK

10/23/2017 Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB

10/24/2017 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

10/26/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

10/27/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL

10/28/2017 Madison Live – Covington, KY

10/29/2017 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI

10/31/2017 Opera House – Toronto, ON

11/01/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

11/02/2017 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY

11/03/2017 Once Ballroom – Boston, MA

11/04/2017 Voltage – Philadelphia, PA

11/05/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

11/06/2017 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

11/08/2017 Shaka’s – Virginia Beach, VA

11/09/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11/10/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL

11/11/2017 Orpheum – Tampa, FL

11/13/2017 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA

11/14/2017 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX

11/15/2017 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX

11/16/2017 89th St Collective – Oklahoma City, OK

11/17/2017 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

11/18/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX

11/19/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ

11/20/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV

* = no Full Of Hell

^ = with Thanatology

 

ATRIARCH:

10/04/2017 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA

10/05/2017 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA

10/06/2017 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA

10/07/2017 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ w/ Spirit Adrift

10/08/2017 TBA – El Paso, TX

10/09/2017 Three Links – Dallas, TX w/ Pinkish Black

10/10/2017 Lost Well – Austin, TX

10/11/2017 TBA – Santa Fe/Albuquerque, NM

10/12/2017 Meadowlark – Denver, CO w/ Fotocrime

10/13/2017 TBA – Salt Lake City, UT

10/14/2017 Shredder – Boise, ID

 

BELL WITCH w/ Primitive Man:

10/25/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO

10/26/2017 O’Leavers – Omaha, NE

10/27/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL

10/28/2017 Rock Island Brewery – Rock Island, IL

10/29/2017 The New Dodge – Hamtramck, MI

10/30/2017 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH

11/01/2017 Coalition – Toronto, ON

11/02/2017 Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC

11/03/2017 Geno’s – Portland, ME

11/04/2017 Cop Frat – Oneonta, NY

11/05/2017 ONCE – Boston, MA

11/06/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

11/07/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

11/08/2017 The Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ

11/09/2017 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD

11/10/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

11/11/2017 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA

11/12/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN

11/13/2017 Whitewater – Little Rock, AR

11/14/2017 Growlers – Memphis, TN

11/15/2015 Santos – New Orleans, LA

11/16/2017 Lost Well – Austin, TX

11/17/2017 Ridgelea Lounge – Forth Worth, TX

 

BIG|BRAVE:

12/12/2017 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN w/ Unsane

12/13/2017 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI w/ Unsane

12/14/2017 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ Unsane

12/15/2017 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI w/ Unsane

12/16/2017 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON w/ Unsane

12/18/2017 Once – Boston, MA w/ Unsane

12/19/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Unsane

 

BIG MESS:

9/30/2017 Huset – Copenhagen, DK

10/13/2017 128:A – Gothenburg, SE

10/14/2017 Blitz – Oslo, NO

11/02/2017 Kulturstationen – Vanloese, DK

 

BLACK MARE w/ Junius, Mustard Gas & Roses:

 

9/26/2017 Highline Bar – Seattle, WA w/ They Rise We Die

9/27/2017 The Shredder – Boise, ID

9/28/2017 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

9/29/2017 Hi-Dive Denver – Denver, CO w/ Ghosts Of Glaciers

10/01/2017 The Sidewinder – Austin, TX

 

BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS:

10/24/2017 San Francisco Bathhouse – Wellington, NZ w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan [info]

10/25/2017 Kings Arms Tavern – Auckland, NZ w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan [info]

 

BLOODMOON w/ Trapped Within Burning Machinery:

10/05/2017 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA w/ Atriarch

10/06/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Hell, Swamp Witch

10/07/2017 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Body Void

 

BRETT NETSON w/ Clarke And The Himselfs:

9/27/2017 State Street Pub – Indianapolis, IN

9/29/2017 Mouthhole – Nashville, TN

9/30~10/01/2017 Goner Fest – Memphis, TN (after-show)

10/02/2017 Terrapin Station – Murray, KY

10/03/2017 Foam – St. Louis, MO

10/04/2017 8th Street Tap Room – Lawrence, KS

10/06/2017 Lions Lair – Denver, CO

10/07/2017 Sunset House – Ft. Collins, CO

 

BYZANTINE w/ Sacred Reich:

 

9/27/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

9/28/2017 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA

9/29/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX

9/30/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX w/ Slim

10/01/2017 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

 

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Power Trip, Gatecreeper:

11/03/2017 Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL

11/04/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL

11/05/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL

11/06/2017 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN

11/08/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX

11/09/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX

11/10/2017 Sound On Sound Festival – Austin, TX

11/12/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ

11/13/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

11/14/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

11/15/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

11/17/2017 Neumos – Seattle, WA

11/18/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

11/19/2017 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

11/20/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

11/22/2017 Summit – Denver, CO

11/24/2017 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL

11/25/2017 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI

11/26/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

11/28/2017 Royale – Boston, MA

11/29/2017 Stage 48 – New York, NY

11/30/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA

12/01/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA

12/02/2017 The Muse – Wilmington, NC

12/03/2017 Pete’s – Greensboro, NC

12/05/2017 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY

12/06/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN

12/07/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

12/08/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL

 

CASTLE – Endless Graveyard Tour:

 

9/27/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

9/28/2017 The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS

9/29/2017 Stoned Meadow Of Doom Fest – Sioux Falls, SD

9/30/2017 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO

Stone Thrones Tour:

11/24/2017 The Valley – Tacoma, WA

11/25/2017 Funhouse – Seattle, WA

11/26/2017 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA

11/27/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR

11/28/2017 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR

11/29/2017 Spirits – Dunsmuir, CA

11/30/2017 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA

12/01/2017 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA

12/02/2017 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA

 

CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Revocation, Full Of Hell, Artificial Brain:

10/10/2017 Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA * ^

10/11/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA * ^

10/12/2017 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ * ^

10/13/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM

10/14/2017 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

10/15/2017 Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID

10/16/2017 Bossanova – Portland, OR

10/17/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

10/18/2017 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

10/20/2017 Starlite – Edmonton, AB

10/21/2017 Dickens – Calgary, AB

10/22/2017 The Exchange – Regina, SK

10/23/2017 Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB

10/24/2017 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

10/26/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

10/27/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL

10/28/2017 Madison Live – Covington, KY

10/29/2017 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI

10/31/2017 Opera House – Toronto, ON

11/01/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

11/02/2017 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY

11/03/2017 Once Ballroom – Boston, MA

11/04/2017 Voltage – Philadelphia, PA

11/05/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

11/06/2017 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

11/08/2017 Shaka’s – Virginia Beach, VA

11/09/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11/10/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL

11/11/2017 Orpheum – Tampa, FL

11/13/2017 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA

11/14/2017 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX

11/15/2017 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX

11/16/2017 89th St Collective – Oklahoma City, OK

11/17/2017 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

11/18/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX

11/19/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ

11/20/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV

* = no Full Of Hell

^ = with Thanatology

 

CHILD BITE:

 

9/27/2017 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]

9/28/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]

9/29/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]

9/30/2017 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA [tickets]

10/01/2017 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA [tickets]

10/02/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV [tickets] w/ Lich King, King Parrot, Hidden Intent

10/03/2017 Top Deck – Farmington, NM [tickets]

10/04/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [tickets]

10/05/2017 Bourbon’s Theatre’s Rye Room – Lincoln, NE [tickets] * CHILD BITE only

10/06/2017 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI [tickets]

10/07/2017 Diesel – Chesterfield, MI [tickets]

10/08/2017 Vogue – Indianapolis, IN [tickets]

10/09/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL [tickets]

10/10/2017 Black Forge Coffee Shop – Pittsburgh, PA * CHILD BITE only

10/11/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY [tickets]

10/12/2017 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH [tickets]

10/13/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA [tickets]

10/14/2017 Rock ‘N’ Shock @ Palladium – Worcester, MA [tickets]

10/15/2017 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ [tickets]

10/17/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA [tickets]

10/18/2017 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL [tickets]

10/19/2017 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL [tickets]

10/20/2017 Plaza Live! – Orlando, FL [tickets]

w/ Unsane, Big|Brave:

12/12/2017 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN

12/13/2017 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI

12/14/2017 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH

12/15/2017 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI

12/16/2017 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON

12/17/2017 L’Astral – Montreal, QC [no Big|Brave]

12/18/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA

12/19/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

 

CLITERATI:

11/09/2017 BossaNova – Portland, OR w/ Dead Kennedys

 

COBALT w/ The Obsessed:

10/08/2017 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA

10/09/2017 Old Nicks – Eugene, OR

10/12/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

10/13/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA

10/16/2017 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN

10/17/2017 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI

10/18/2017 Barauerhaus – Lombard, IL

10/19/2017 Woodward Theater – Cincinnati, OH

10/20/2017 Trixies – Louisville, KY

10/21/2017 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

10/24/2017 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

10/25/2017 The Cafe at Parlor – Newport, RI

10/26/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA

10/27/2017 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD

10/30/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO w/ Worry, Fathers * COBALT headlining

 

DARKEST HOUR w/ Warbringer, Exmortus:

12/01/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV

12/02/2017 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA

12/03/2017 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

12/07/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA

12/08/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

12/09/2017 The Venue – Vancouver, BC

12/10/2017 Analog Theater – Portland, OR

12/12/2017 Strummers – Fresno, CA

12/14/2017 1720 – Los Angeles, CA

12/15/2017 Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA

 

DEAFKIDS:

12/08/2017 Clash Club – São Paulo, BR w/ Neurosis

 

DEMON EYE:

9/29/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

9/30/2017 The Taphouse – Norfolk, VA w/ The Norfolk Nightmares

10/04/2017 Neptune’s – Raleigh, NC w/ Man Forever

11/15/2017 The Garage – Winston Salem, NC w/ Lords Of Mace

11/16/2017 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Horehound

11/17/2017 Small’s – Detroit, MI

11/18/2017 Taps Live – Indianapolis, IN w/ Karma To Burn

12/01/2017 Snug Harbor – Charlotte, NC

 

DISCIPLINE:

10/13/2017 Duffy’s – Toronto, ON w/ Sonus Umbra, Discipline, Chromatica [info]

10/15/2017 L’Anti Bar & Spectacles – Quebec, QC w/ Sonus Umbra [info]

10/19/2017 The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI w/ Necromonkey

10/20-22/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL @ Progtoberfest III [info]

 

THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD Lawful Evil European Tour 2017:

11/24/2017 Effenaar – Eindhoven, NL

11/25/2017 T Beest – Goes, NL

11/26/2017 Bolwerk – Sneek, NL

11/30/2017 TBA – DE/CH

12/01/2017 Freakshow – Essen, DE

12/02/2017 Das Greif – Lünen. DE

12/03/2017 Stellwerk – Hamburg, DE

12/05/2017 TBA – NL/DE

12/06/2017 De Engel – Den Helder, NL

12/07/2017 Melkweg – Amsterdam. NL

12/08/2017 Noardewyn Live – Holland, NL *TV show performance

12/08/2017 Scum – Katwijk. NL

12/09/2017 De Meester – Almere, NL

12/10/2017 De Sluys – Munnekezijl, NL

 

EXHUMED w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, Necrot, Wormwitch:

11/01/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA [tickets]

11/02/2017 HIFI Music Hall – Eugene, OR [tickets]

11/03/2017 Vinyl at Hard Rock – Lake Tahoe, NV [tickets]

11/04/2017 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA # [tickets]

11/05/2017 KnotFest – San Bernardino, CA **

11/06/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ [tickets]

# = No Suffocation

** no Necrot, Wormwitch

 

GATECREEPER w/ Ratlord:

w/ Cannibal Corpse, Power Trip:

11/03/2017 Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL

11/04/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL

11/05/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL

11/06/2017 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN

11/08/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX

11/09/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX

11/10/2017 Sound On Sound Festival – Austin, TX

11/12/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ

11/13/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

11/14/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

11/15/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

11/17/2017 Neumos – Seattle, WA

11/18/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

11/19/2017 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

11/20/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

11/22/2017 Summit – Denver, CO

11/24/2017 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL

11/25/2017 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI

11/26/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

11/28/2017 Royale – Boston, MA

11/29/2017 Stage 48 – New York, NY

11/30/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA

12/01/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA

12/02/2017 The Muse – Wilmington, NC

12/03/2017 Pete’s – Greensboro, NC

12/05/2017 Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY

12/06/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN

12/07/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

12/08/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL

12/10/2017 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK *

12/11/2017 Sister – Albuquerque, NM *

* GATECREEPER only

 

GHOUL w/ GWAR, Doyle, US Bastards:

10/20/17 The National – Richmond, VA

10/21/17 The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

10/22/17 Opera House – Toronto, ON

10/23/17 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA

10/25/17 Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC

10/26/17 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD

10/27/17 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT

10/28/17 The Palladium – Worcester, MA

10/29/17 The Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA

10/31/17 Irving Plaza – New York, NY

11/01/17 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

11/02/17 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

11/03/17 Pop’s – Sauget, IL

11/04/17 Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Sioux City, IA

11/05/17 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS

w/ GWAR, He Is Legend, US Bastards:

11/07/17 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

11/08/17 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB

11/09/17 Saskatoon Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK

11/10/17 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB

11/11/17 The Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB

11/13/17 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

11/14/17 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

11/15/17 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA

11/17/17 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

11/18/17 Fremont Country Club – Las Vegas, NV

11/19/17 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

11/21/17 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

11/22/17 The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

11/23/17 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

11/24/17 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

11/25/17 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

11/26/17 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE

11/28/17 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

11/29/17 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX

11/30/17 House of Blues – Houston, TX

12/01/17 The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX

12/02/17 Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA

12/03/17 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

12/05/17 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

12/06/17 The Ritz – Tampa, FL

12/08/17 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN

12/09/17 Limelight – Peoria, IL

12/10/17 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI

 

GNAW:

10/07/2017 The Paper Box – Brooklyn, NY @ Nightside Of Eden Fest w/ Kult Ov Azazel, T.O.M.B. [info]

10/29/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY *record release show w/ Couch Slut, Syndromes

 

GOATWHORE w/ Venom Inc., Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence:

 

9/28/2017 Churchill’s – Miami, FL [tickets]

9/29/2017 Orpheum – Tampa, FL [tickets]

9/30/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL [tickets]

10/01/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA [tickets]

10/02/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD [tickets]

10/03/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [tickets]

End Tour

11/05/2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest @ Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds – San Bernardino, CA [tickets]

2/01-05/2018 70000 Tons Of Metal – Ft. Lauderdale, FL [tickets]

 

GOOD TIGER w/ I The Mighty, Hail The Sun:

10/25/2017 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT

10/26/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

10/27/2017 Aftershock Live – Merriam, KS

10/28/2017 Firebird – St. Louis, MO *

10/30/2017 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA

10/31/2017 Backbooth – Orlando, FL

11/01/2017 Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC

11/03/2017 Villain – Brooklyn, NY

11/04/2017 Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA

11/06/2017 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD

11/07/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA

11/08/2017 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA

11/09/2017 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON

11/10/2017 The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI *

11/11/2017 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH

11/12/2017 Subterannean – Chicago, IL

11/14/2017 RBC – Dallas, TX

11/15/2017 The Studio @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

11/17/2017 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ

11/18/2017 Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA

*= no Hail The Sun

 

HARM’S WAY w/ Soulfly, Cannabis Corpse, Noisem, Lody Kong:

10/28/2017 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN

10/29/2017 Heaven – Atlanta, GA

11/01/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL

11/02/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL

11/03/2017 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

11/04/2017 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX

11/05/2017 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX

11/06/2017 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

11/07/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX

11/08/2017 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

 

INTERNAL BLEEDING:

10/06/2017 Berlin Deathfest – Berlin, DE [info]

 

KING PARROT w/ Superjoint, DevilDriver, Cane Hill, Child Bite:

 

9/27/2017 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]

9/28/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]

9/29/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]

9/30/2017 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA [tickets]

10/01/2017 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA [tickets]

10/02/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV [tickets] w/ Lich King, Child Bite, Hidden Intent

10/03/2017 Top Deck – Farmington, NM [tickets]

10/04/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [tickets]

10/06/2017 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI [tickets]

10/07/2017 Diesel – Chesterfield, MI [tickets]

10/08/2017 Vogue – Indianapolis, IN [tickets]

10/09/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL [tickets]

10/11/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY [tickets]

10/12/2017 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH [tickets]

10/13/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA [tickets]

10/14/2017 Rock ‘N’ Shock @ Palladium – Worcester, MA [tickets]

10/15/2017 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ [tickets]

10/17/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA [tickets]

10/18/2017 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL [tickets]

10/19/2017 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL [tickets]

10/20/2017 Plaza Live! – Orlando, FL [tickets]

LÅNGFINGER:

9/28/2017 Schaubude – Kiel, DE

9/29/2017 MTS LPs & CDs – Oldenburg, DE

9/30/2017 La Taverne du Theatre – La Louviere, BE

10/01/2017 Ars Vitae – Rodewisch, DE

10/02/2017 Fatal Club – Prague, CZ

10/03/2017 Boss Bar – Podcbrady, CZ

10/04/2017 Bar Pod Hodinama – Kolin, CZ

10/06/2017 Kasseturm – Weimar, DE

10/07/2017 Kulturhof – Lubbeneu, DE

 

MAJORITY RULE:

 

9/27/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA [SOLD OUT] w/ Pageninetynine, Kindling, Hand Grenade Job

9/28/2017 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY w/ Druse, Innerout, Space Grazer [info]

9/29/2017 Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Multicult, Soul Glo, LIFES, Mere Phantoms [info]

9/30/2017 TBA

10/03/2017 Oetinger Villa – Darmstadt, DE

10/04/2017 Kavka – Antwerp, BE

10/05/2017 Le 3 Pactu – Rouen, FR

10/06/2017 TBA

10/07/2017 De Onderbroek – Nijmegen, NL

10/08/2017 Privat – Cologne, DE

10/09/2017 Ex Haus – Trier, DE

10/10/2017 TBA

10/11/2017 TBA

10/12/2017 KB 18 – Copenhage, DK

10/13/2017 Zukunft Am Ostkreuz – Berlin, DE

10/14/2017 G16 – Leipzig, DE

10/15/2017 Carpe Diem – Wroclaw, PL

10/16/2017 007 – Prague, CZ

10/17/2017 Kabinet Muz – Brno, CZ

10/18/2017 Robot – Budapest, HU

10/19/2017 PMK – Innsbruck, AU

10/20/2017 KTS – Freiburg, DE

10/21/2017 Immerhin – Wuerzburg, DE

10/28/2017 The Fest – Gainesville, FL w/ City Of Caterpillar [info]

10/29/2017 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ City of Caterpillar, Deep State [info]

10/30/2017 Zeitgeist – New Orleans, LA w/ City Of Caterpillar, Thou

11/01/2017 The Firehouse – Birmingham, AL w/ Yautja, Portrayal Of Guilt, Black Hole Kids [info]

11/02/2017 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC w/ Portrayal Of Guilt, Abacus [info]

 

MAYHEM – Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum w/ Dragged Into Sunlight, Inferno :

9/29/2017 Colombia Theater – Berlin, DE [tickets]

9/30/2017 Reithalle – Dresden, DE [tickets]

10/02/2017 Wizeman – Stuttgart, DE [tickets]

10/03/2017 Orpheum – Graz, AT [tickets]

10/04/2017 Le Gueulard – Nilvange, FR [tickets]

10/05/2017 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE [tickets]

10/06/2017 Hardrock Fest – Avelgem, BE [tickets]

10/07/2017 Soulcrusher – Nijmegen, NL [tickets]

10/08/2017 MS Connection – Mannheim, DE

10/09/2017 Le Grillen – Colmar, FR [tickets]

10/11/217 Santana 27 – Bilboa, ES [tickets]

10/13/2017 BAT – Madrid, ES [tickets]

10/14/2017 Razzmatazz 2 – Barcelona, ES [tickets]

10/15/2017 Jas Rod – Marseille, FR [tickets]

10/17/2017 Orion Live Club – Rome, IT [tickets]

10/18/2017 Stuk – Maribor, SL

10/19/2017 Randall – Bratislava, SK [

KISSING CANDICE TO RELEASE SAFE WORD EP THROUGH STAY SICK ON 11/17 TOURING WITH PSYCHOSTICK + RAVEN BLACK THIS FALL

Kissing Candice, who are tour circuit veterans that have performed on the entirety of the Mayhem Festival and who have made appearances at The Gathering of the Juggalos and hit the road with the likes of New Years Day, will release their new EP Safe Word on November 17 through Stay Sick Recordings.

About the EP, vocalist Joey Simpson said, “These new songs are totally stripping away everything we ever done. We took our old formula for songwriting and got rid of it! Expect a fresh new sound from us. A little something for everyone to feel.”

“This is the Kissing Candice that we’ve envisioned from the very beginning ? streamlined, ruthless, and focused,” said guitarist/vocalist Dreamer.

The band will tour this fall with Psychostick and Raven Black. Fans can expect the band to debut new material during this run of dates.

SAFE WORD TRACK LISTING:

  1. Mirrors
  2. Hit The Roof
  3. (De)Generation
  4. Tilt
  5. Unravelled

KISSING CANDICE TOUR DATES:

WITH PSYCHOSTICK + ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS

11/02 ? St. Louis, MO?Fubar

11/03 ? Kansas City, MO?The Riot Room

11/04 ? Denver, CO?The Roxy Theatre

11/05 ? Salt Lake City, UT?Metro Music Hall

11/06 ? Billings, MT?Pub Station

11/08 ? Lewiston, ID?3rd Wheel

11/09 ? Seattle, WA?Studio Seven

11/10 ? Portland, OR?Rock Hard PDX

11/11 ? Chico, CA?Masonic

11/12 ? Cupertino, CA ? The X-Bar

11/14 ? West Hollywood, CA?The Viper Room

11/15 ? Las Vegas, NV?Beauty Bar

11/16 ? San Diego, CA?Brick By Brick

11/18 ? Phoenix, AZ?Club Red

11/21 ? Lubbock, TX?Jake’s Sports Cafe

11/24 ? Dallas, TX?The Dirty 30

11/25 ? Houston, TX?Walters

11/26 ? Austin, TX?Come And Take It Live

11/27 ? Southport, LA?Southport Music Hall

11/28 ? Atlanta, GA?The Masquerade

11/29 ? Tallahassee, FL?The Wilbury

11/30 ? Orlando, FL?The Haven

12/01 ? Lake Worth, FL?Propaganda

12/02 ? Columbia, SC?Groundzero

12/03 ? Fayetteville, NC?The DHP

12/05 ? Virginia Beach, VA?Shaka’s Live

12/06 ? Philadelphia, PA?Voltage Lounge

12/07 ? Long Island, NY?Revolution Music Hall

12/08 ? Rochester, NY?Montage Music Hall

12/09 ? Pittsburgh, PA?Cattivo

MAKEOUT RELEASE “RIDE IT OUT” VIDEO — WATCH DEBUT ALBUM THE GOOD LIFE OUT 9/29

 

Rhode Island’s MAKEOUT are riding high and gearing up for the release of their debut album The Good Life. The band has just dropped the new video for “Ride It Out.

Watch the clip, which mixes performance and plot footage, here.

The Good Life is available for pre-order here and arrives in stores and at all DSPs on September 29 through Rise Records. The album is rife with upbeat and unforgettable anthems with stadium-sized hooks.

For The Good Life, MAKEOUT worked with multi-platinum producer and songwriter John Feldmann (Blink-182, 5 Seconds of Summer, Beartooth). They also wrote and recorded with 5 Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin and Calum Hood, as well as legendary skinsman Travis Barker.

MAKEOUT tour plans will be announced in due time.

MAKEOUT are Sam Boxold [vocals, guitar], Tyler Young [guitar], Alex Lofton [bass], and Scott Eckel [drums].

ICYMI:

MAKEOUT teamed up with Alternative Press to premiere the video for “Secrets.” Watch it here.

The band also previously released the insanely catchy debut single “Crazy.”

The Good Life Track Listing:

  1. “Childish”
  2. “Crazy”
  3. “Lisa”
  4. “Ride It Out”
  5. “Open Minded”
  6. “You Can’t Blame Me”
  7. “Clockwork”
  8. “Till We’re Gone”
  9. “Salt Lake City”
  10. “Secrets”
  11. “Where’s My Charger”
  12. “Blast Off”

 

ELM: Treble Streams “Lamb” From Noisy, No-Frills Rock Legion; Dog Full-Length To See Release Via Bronson Recordings

Dog is the impending new full-length from noisy rock collective ELM. Captured live at the band’s rehearsal studio in April 2017, the record includes a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.” Holed up in their den, they used no outside producers or studio trickery. Dog is dirty, sharp, crushing, no-frills rock ‘n’ roll, constantly overloaded but never underestimated.

In advance of the release of Dog, Treble is currently streaming latest single “Lamb,” the band issuing of the track, “‘Lamb’ is about the everyday massacre of the innocents. We’re getting so used at it, that sometimes we forget the brutality of the act and we become more and more fascinated by the slaughter himself. We love to see innocents die, because we hate them for their innocence.”

Take in the sonic filth that is “Lamb,” courtesy of Treble, at THIS LOCATION.

Dog will see release via Italy’s Bronson Recordings on CD, LP, and digital formats on October 20th in Italy and the rest of Europe and December 12th worldwide. The vinyl edition will be limited to 500 copies with 100 on marble wax and 400 on standard black. For CD preorders visit THIS LOCATION, for black vinyl go HERE, and for marbled vinyl go HERE.

For digital orders go HERE where you can also stream opening track “Banister.”

Small towns in the countryside are all obstinately the same wherever you go: loneliness, abjection, rage. From a godforsaken place, the volume abusers in ELM tell their tales with languages and images of the American Bible Belt; a land of obsessed preachers, and sleazy moralism; cradle of inveterate losers, and alienation.

On their new album Dog, ELM wanders places lost somewhere between reality and imagination; swamps and deserts where God is just a mere memory that leaves only a pale reflection, a dark and distorted echo that fosters the need for the absolute of irredeemable Sinners who live under the burden of their stories. They are stories from the darkest places of our society that nobody wants to tell; stories that need no judgement, where the outcasts end up unsurprisingly all in the same way; stories told through killer riffs and nasty plots by four respectable members of the community, who live the honest and relaxed small-town life.

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KING PARROT: Ugly Produce Full-Length From Unhinged Australian Grind Unit Out NOW And Streaming; Band To Begin US Tour w/Superjoint!

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Unhinged Australian grind unit KING PARROT today drop the maniacal wares of their Ugly Produce full-length upon the masses. Out now in North America via Housecore Records, in Europe via Agonia Records, and in Australia via EVP Recordings, Ugly Produce was captured at the infamous Goatsound Studios in Melbourne, Australia and produced by Blood Duster’s Jason Fuller. Fittingly crowned, “…deranged and exceptionally catchy…,” in an 8/10 review by Decibel Magazine, Ugly Produce is no walk in the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. It’s is a twisted, cantankerous ride through an outback graveyard, high on PCP, wreaking of animal feculence and it slays!

Hear Ugly Produce in full alongside an interview with KING PARROT frontman Matt “Youngy” Young as well as the band’s sidesplitting video clips for “Piss Wreck” and “Ten Pounds Of Shit In A Five Pound Bag” courtesy of Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Stream the record via Spotify HERE.

Ugly Produce is out now on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Nab yours today at the official KING PARROT website HERE.

In conjunction with the release of Ugly Produce, KING PARROT will return to the US supporting Housecore labelmates Superjoint along with DevilDriver this weekend! Additional support will be provided by Cane Hill and Child Bite (also on Housecore Records). The tour will run from September 23rd to October 20th. See confirmed dates below.

KING PARROT w/ Superjoint, DevilDriver, Cane Hill, Child Bite:

9/23/2017 Come & Take It Live – Austin, TX [tickets]

9/24/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX [tickets]

9/25/2017 Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ [tickets]

9/27/2017 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]

9/28/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]

9/29/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]

9/30/2017 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA [tickets]

10/01/2017 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA [tickets]

10/02/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV [tickets] w/ Lich King, Child Bite, Hidden Intent

10/03/2017 Top Deck – Farmington, NM [tickets]

10/04/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [tickets]

10/06/2017 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI [tickets]

10/07/2017 Diesel – Chesterfield, MI [tickets]

10/08/2017 Vogue – Indianapolis, IN [tickets]

10/09/2017 The Forge – Joliet, IL [tickets]

10/11/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY [tickets]

10/12/2017 Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH [tickets]

10/13/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA [tickets]

10/14/2017 Rock ‘N’ Shock @ Palladium – Worcester, MA [tickets]

10/15/2017 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ [tickets]

10/17/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA [tickets]

10/18/2017 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL [tickets]

10/19/2017 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL [tickets]

10/20/2017 Plaza Live! – Orlando, FL [tickets]

Ugly Produce fuses the raw fury of KING PARROT‘s critically-lauded debut album Bite Your Head Off and mashes it with the twisted sophistication of their ARIA-nominated follow-up Dead Set. A repugnant harvest of gnarled and nasty grind, death metal, thrash, and punk rock, the band’s unique, over-the-top sound is ever prevalent and honed further on Ugly Produce while remaining true to the fundamental ideals the band started with: angst, aggression, absurdity, and antics.

“Smashing blazing hardcore into furious thrash metal with the impact of a high-speed collision, Ugly Produce is a visceral ball of fury wrapped in sarcasm and grime that’s both terrifying and hilarious at the same time.” — Rolling Stone Australia

“You haven’t lived a full and robust life until you’ve paid witness to the unhinged energy its members convey, the between-song banter which oozes cutting, Down Under humor and bassist Wayne ‘Slatts Slattz’ Slattery’s shit-eating grin and his making ‘come hithe’r eyes at his instrument like he’s trying to seduce it into some back alley rumpy-pumpy…” – Metal Injection

“Ugly Produce is one of those works of music that gives off a physical feeling. In the case of KING PARROT, that feeling is a layer of clammy, salty, dirty sweat that gets one’s skin to stick together. That description might not sell a lot of things in life, but it sure as hell sells the work of KING PARROT, for their third LP is an utter blast of ridiculous. Taking elements of death, grind, thrash, and punk, there is no taking it easy when listening to each of the ten tracks that the band lays out.” — New Noise Magazine

“The album has attitude, and it’s an attitude that doesn’t feel forced or contrived. Every one of Matt Young’s screamed lyrics feels sincere which certainly adds to the sense of legitimacy. Established fans will certainly lap this album up; it has everything you’d want from a KING PARROT release. On the flip side, people who have struggled to see what the fuss is about to date will find this album to be a more focused and compelling listen than anything the band has released previously.” — Amnplify

“This album is packed with ten tracks geared to terrorize. Each song bristles with intensity and an undercurrent of insanity. The total package reeks of the pungent stench of sweat soaked hardcore music.” — Metal Wani

KING PARROT are here to show that extreme metal can be completely punishing while still retaining a sense of humor. Ugly Produce is nothing less than stellar.” — Skulls ‘N’ Bones

“…super pissed off music for a super pissed off world and should see KING PARROT go from a cult band to something even bigger…until then revel in the grind madness of Ugly Produce. — Echoes And Dust

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5IVE: Magic Bullet Records’ Five Weeks Of 5IVE Has Concluded with the Reissue Of Hesperus

Magic Bullet Records’ Five Weeks Of 5IVE – the label’s mission of reissuing the entire back-catalog from defunct Boston-based riff/math/doom rock act 5IVE into the digital universe – concludes today with the reissue of the band’s Hesperus full-length.

The 5IVE reissue series includes the titles 5ive, The Telestic Disfracture, The Hemophiliac Dream, Versus, and Hesperus, as well as the self-titled album from The Theory Of Abstract Light, a solo-jams release by 5IVE‘s Ben Carr.

Originally issued in February of 2008 on CD format, Hesperus was the last proper album from 5IVE. Their swansong ended up including seven final tracks which capture the entirety of the band’s essence: extremely thick guitar balanced out with atmospheric noise elements and the type of steady, dynamic drums that should be the backbone of any desert drive. Collectively, the members of 5IVE were masters of their craft, and this was a hell of an album to go out on.

Personnel on Hesperus was Ben Carr on guitar and Charles Harold on drums, the album recorded at New Alliance in Boston in April of 2007 and mastered in Brooklyn by Andrew Schneider in May of 2007. Mastering was completed at New Alliance East.

Stream and purchase 5IVE’s Hesperus today via the Magic Bullet Records Bandcamp RIGHT HERE.

Hesperus Track Listing:

  1. Gulls
  2. Big Sea
  3. Kettle Cove
  4. Heel
  5. Polar 78
  6. News I
  7. News II

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