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The track premieres in advance of their U.S. tour dates, European shows with The Jesus and Mary Chain to follow?

Cold Cave have returned with their first new music since last Fall?s The Idea of Love picture disc 7? (Heartworm). Titled ?Glory,? it is a bit of a departure from those songs; it?s a glossy track featuring sparkly synths and woeful vocals in Cold Cave?s signature chilly croon. The video, directed by Amy Lee, epitomizes cool with a minimal aesthetic and an artistic integrity that holds true. ?Glory? is a hint at what is to come from Cold Cave in the near future – check out the music video for the song here.

This past Sunday, Cold Cave kicked off a string of stateside tour dates in Pomona, CA – with shows in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and Cleveland to follow – before heading to Europe to support The Jesus and Mary Chain. Cold Cave will play these shows with a full live band featuring Wes Eisold, Amy Lee, Max G. Morton, Nils Blue and Ryan McMahon, marking a triumphant return to their full-live-band format. All dates are listed below.

Tickets for these dates are on sale now at Look for more exciting news from Cold Cave to surface soon.


September 29 – Chicago @ Metro – Cold Waves Festival

September 30 – St. Louis @ Delmar Hall ^

October 1 – Detroit @ El Club %

October 2 – Cleveland @ Beachland Ballroom %

October 5 – Aarhus @ Vox Hall $

October 6 – Gothenburg @ Tradgard $

October 7 – Malmo @ Babel

October 8 – Stockholm @ Munechbryggeriet $

October 10 – Helsinki @ Circus $

October 12 – Berlin @ Astra Kulturhaus $

October 13 – Prague @ Lucerna Music Bar $

October 14 – Vienna @ Ottakringer Brewery $

October 15 – Munich @ Theaterfabrik $

October 17 – Dublin @ Vicar Street $

October 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Palace Theater – Cloak/Dagger Fest

* w/ Peaking Lights, Joe Cardamone?s Holy War

^ w/ Drab Majesty, Ritual Howls

% w/ Ritual Howls

$ w/ The Jesus and Mary Chain

TELOCH VOVIN: “Psalms Ov Khaos – Tenebris Est In Sanguinem” Out Now for AutumnalEquinox

TELOCH VOVIN presents “Psalms Ov Khaos – Tenebris Est In Sanguinem” – the eighth single in the band’s ongoing Psalms Ov Khaos series – releasing the new single for the Autumnal Equinox.

Of the newest movement, TELOCH VOVIN offers, “‘Tenebris Est In Sanguinem’ is a voyage through that which is in us all: blood… and darkness. The one – critical in all of us. The other – inherent in all of us. Here they are presented inseparable to one another. The exploration of this path may lead you to places you have never known… but have always been there within you.”

The ninth installment of Psalms Ov Khaos will arrive on the Winter Solstice, December 21st.

TELOCH VOVIN‘s next live Harvest Rite will be at The Nightside Of Eden in Brooklyn on October 7th. While Acheron and Kult Ov Azazel have been forced to cancel their participation in the festival due to events caused by Hurricane Irma, performances from T.O.M.B., Gnaw, Wormreich, Throaat, and many more are confirmed to play.


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

New York City-based cult TELOCH VOVIN initiated the Psalms Ov Khaos series on the 2015 Winter Solstice, having released a new song in the sequence on each changing of the seasons since. The intent of the series is to shed further Black Light upon the electronic and ambient instrumentation and ritualistic elements of the band’s primal, occult black metal attack. The Psalms Ov Khaos series will continue, with new tracks being issued on the current quarterly seasonal shift schedule throughout the coming months until all eleven individual Psalms are released. This is when TELOCH VOVIN will amass the works onto a physical package, which will include individual pieces of art work for each Psalm for a disorientating dance with divine madness.



This holiday season, you can expect the unexpected.

Tarja is bringing the festive season early with the release of her brand new Christmas album from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas) on November 17.

The album includes 11 Christmas classics and brings them to a never-before-seen level, uniquely blending Tarja’s classically-trained voice with darker gothic influences.

Utilizing the sound of a grand orchestra, the successful Finnish solo artist puts a sinister spin on traditional songs like “O Tannenbaum,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas and “Feliz Navidad,” reminding the listener of a dark movie score.

Besides covering classic carols, from Spirits and Ghosts also features a twelfth track, the brand new original song “Together.” This song is aligned with the dark sound of the album and embodies the theme of ghosts and mysticism throughout, in a brilliant, Tarja-styled manner.

“Producing a dark Christmas album in the middle of the summer is a very interesting process, especially if you are doing it by the turquoise Caribbean Sea,” Tarja said. “It’s significantly different from the snowy Christmas that I am used to in my home country Finland ? another proof that the darkness comes from deep within.

“On this album, I explored the other side of Christmas ? the Christmas of the lonely people and the missing ones, the Christmas for those that do not find joy in the blinking lights and the jingle bells.”

from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas) will be released on November 17 on earMUSIC as 1CD digipak, 1LP Gatefold (180g, black) and Digital. There will also be a wide variety of exclusive, limited fan items and bundles.

The album is produced by Tarja, the American Emmy Award-winning film score composer Jim Dooley, and British producer Tim Palmer, known for his work with Pearl Jam, U2, David Bowie, Lang Lang and The Cure among others, who also mixed the album at 62? Studio in Texas. The album was mastered at Sterling Sound in NYC.

This Christmas, gather your loved ones, dim the lights, put on some candles and play Tarja’s from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas) loud!

from Spirits and Ghosts Track Listing:

  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • Together
  • We Three Kings
  • Deck The Halls
  • Pie Jesu
  • Amazing Grace
  • O Tannenbaum
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • God Rest Ye
  • Feliz Navidad
  • What Child Is This

    12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas


ATOLL: Phoenix-Based Slam Metal Crew To Release Fallout Frenzy Via Gore House Productions; “Bikini Atoll Fallout Frenzy” Lyric Video And Preorders Released

Phoenix slam metal crew ATOLL is back with their anxiously anticipated sophomore album, Fallout Frenzy, confirmed for November release through Gore House Productions. Advancing its release, an early single has been issued by way of a lyric video for the album’s “Bikini Atoll Fallout Frenzy” alongside preorders and more.

Emerging from a scorched wasteland, Fallout Frenzy delivers ten new tracks of ATOLL‘s signature pure American death metal, loaded with heavy, murky riffs, contagious melodies, and punishing breakdowns. The thirty-minute opus delivers ten murderous anthems full of vile brutality, the album produced by ATOLL and mixed/mastered by vocalist Wade Taylor at Filthy Swine Studios (Fetal Disgorge) in Phoenix, and featuring album art by Australian comic illustrator Steve Lehmann (Dark Oz Comics’ Decay, etc.). Fallout Frenzy guarantees non-stop death metal fallout. Be forewarned; this is ATOLL‘s heaviest album to date.

Offers Wade Taylor with the release of the “Bikini Atoll Fallout Frenzy” premiere, “The amount of excitement in the ATOLL camp for this release is incredible. Besides being one of the most brutal labels in the independent community, Gore House Productions has been second to none in helping us prepare the masses for this atomic bomb of an album to be released. The extent of the support we have received from them is unparalleled. We decided to go with a classic comic book style for the cover art. We feel it suits our personality as a band and our sense of humor. The track we’ve selected for the first single explains some of finer details about ATOLL‘s origin and history. It covers everything from sea sponges to blood covered beaches of mutant monsters. Prepare your anuses for this underwater adventure.”

Check out the lyric video for ATOLL’s “Bikini Atoll Fallout Frenzy” at THIS LOCATION.

Los Angeles-based Gore House Productions will issue Fallout Frenzy on digital and CD formats on November 17th; find preorders RIGHT HERE.

Watch for additional audio/video samples preceding the album’s gory release in the coming days, with tour dates and more to be expected.

Fallout Frenzy Track Listing:

  1. The Rotten
  2. Forced Xenotransplantation
  3. Battlestar Ghonnorea
  4. Global Wyrming
  5. The Dripping Dead
  6. Bikini Atoll Fallout Frenzy
  7. Beastiality Wars
  8. Eternal Prolapse
  9. Full Gruntal Nudity
  10. Cadaverous.

Experimental Post-Metal Group ZAIUS Reveal Entrancing Music Video for Standout Track “Seirenes”

Watch Now via Revolver Magazine | Pre-Order Here

New Album, Of Adoration, out October 6, 2017 via Prosthetic Records

Chicago-based post-instrumental group ZAIUS will release their debut LP, Of Adoration, via Prosthetic Records on October 6, 2017. Today, you can witness the band’s entrancing new music video for their dynamic standout track, “Seirenes”, exclusively via Revolver Magazine. Watch here:

Guitarist Ian McConnell says, “‘Seirenes’ really encapsulates the sound we were trying to achieve for this record. We were firing on all cylinders at this point in the writing process so it was all very visceral.”

Hear two more tracks from Of Adoration here:



Of Adoration was tracked at the start of 2017 with Jeff Edwards before being sent off to be mixed and mastered by Chris Common (Pelican, Mouth of the Architect, Minus the Bear). The record features eight tracks that peak and valley their way through over 40 minutes of music. Pre-orders are available here:

Of Adoration track listing:

  1. Phaneron
  2. Echelon
  3. Reformer
  4. Sheepdog
  5. Magnolia
  6. Seirenes
  7. Anicca
  8. Colin

Formed in 2010, ZAIUS explores a lighter, more melodic side of the members’ musical tastes without abandoning the metal tendencies that come natural to them. ZAIUS first arrive on the scene withAll Your Friends Are Dead, the band’s 2011 debut EP, which showcased a fine mix of dense and morose guitar playing. 2013’s Divided By Tides EP came next and pushed things further, adding in soaring melodies. The album was met with glistening reviews, with MetalSucks proclaiming, “the world needs more instru-metal bands like ZAIUS, who steer completely clear of djent while still managing to bring the groove (via Maserati), atmospherics (via Constants, If These Trees Could Talk, etc) and the heavy (via Scale the Summit). Bomb.

Illustrations for the album were created by Marald Van Haasteren (Baroness, Kylesa) whose style is as colorful and alive as these tracks were meant to be.


10/03 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs (w/ Set and Setting)

10/20 Madison, WI @ The Frequency

10/22 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar (w/ Outrun the Sun)

11/03 Chicago, IL @ The Burlington (w/ Huntsmen)



Jeremy Bellen – Bass

Dann Dolce – Guitar

Mike Imbordino – Drums

Ian McConnell – Guitar

ZAIUS online:



We Came As Romans have released the video for the new song “Lost in the Moment.” Watch and listen here.

“This song is about not getting caught in the monotony and routine of life,” said bassist Andy Glass. “Being able to truly experience every day, instead of cruising on autopilot watching life pass you by. Making the conscious effort of breathing life in, taking a risk, or being adventurous. We tried to portray this in our video with various colors and objects. The box and the static represents being trapped in routine. The colors and the ink effects represent the feeling of breaking free. Because at the end of the day, you’re the only one to blame for not putting the effort forth to make the most out of each day.”

The band will release its much-anticipated fifth album Cold Like War on October 20 through SharpTone Records.

Listen to and watch the video for the title track here.


  1. Vultures With Clipped Wings
  2. Cold Like War
  3. Two Hands
  4. Lost in the Moment
  5. Foreign Fire
  6. Wasted Age
  7. Encoder
  8. If There’s Something To See (Feat. Eric Vanlerberghe from I Prevail)
  9. Promise Me
  10. Learning To Survive

We Came As Romans are touring with I Prevail this fall. They also have a handful of headline dates on deck. All WCAR tour dates are here

Prosthetic Records Announce Signing of Phoenix’s NULLINGROOTS, New Album “Into The Grey” out November 17, 2017

NULLINGROOTS, originally the project of sole member, Cameron Boesch, was formed in 2014 in Southern California. A debut, self-titled album was released shortly thereafter, which extracted Boesch’s post-black metal style from his previous band, Solus, and incorporated lush, gazing atmospheric elements.

Prosthetic Records is pleased to welcome NULLINGROOTS to their family, with Boesch commenting: “We are very proud and honored to be a part of the Prosthetic Records roster. We feel that with this label, and their very broad range of bands that they work with, we will not be pigeonholed and forced to write within the confines of the genre we most closely resemble, blackgaze. But instead are able to experiment with our sound and dabble into other metal genres to carve our own unique sound.”

In celebration of today’s announcement, Decibel Magazine is currently streaming the first track from their upcoming album, Into The Grey, out November 17th. The massive track, entitled “Subsistence”, can be heard here:

Into The Grey will be available online in “grey on grey” splatter vinyl and digipack CD formats. Pre-orders for the album are available here:

Cameron Boesch released two more NULLINGROOTS full-lengths before assembling his band, comprised of Deacon Blue Batchelor, from the folk band Andrew Jackson Jihad on drums, and guitarist Alex Haddad. Shortly after, the three began writing Into The Grey. Self-produced, mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at the Atomic Garden Recording Studio, Into the Grey is an expansion of Boesch’s vision. Everything is intensified; from the brutal opening track “Subsistence”, to the somber passages in “The Morning That Killed The World”, to the title track ending opus.

NULLINGROOTS have taken what many call blackgaze to new heights and levels, releasing one of the finest albums of 2017.

Into The Grey track listing:

  1. Subsistence
  2. The Morning That Killed The World
  3. Rust
  4. Aqua
  5. Into The Grey


Into the Gray (2017)

Voices, single (2016)

Take Care (2016)

Shrouds of Celeste (2015)

Nullingroots (2014)

Nothing After, Just What’s Now, single (2014)


Cameron Boesch – Guitar/Vocals

Alex Haddad – Guitar

Deacon Batchelor – Drums


ACEPHALIX: Decreation LP By Bay Area Death Crew Streaming At Decibel; Album Out This Week Through 20 Buck Spin

As 20 Buck Spin prepares to release Decreation, the third LP from California’s Bay Area brutalizers ACEPHALIX, Decibel Magazine is now streaming the album early, alongside an interrogation with the gang.

Abnormally deceased since the band’s Southern Lord-released Deathless Master five years ago, ACEPHALIXDecreation was recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Vastum, Necrot, Ghoul), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Black Breath), and completed with artwork by Adam Burke (Occultation, Loss, Gatecreeper, Artificial Brain).

Decibel Magazine has issued an interview with ACEPHALIX, which is now running with an advance stream of Decreation, the accompanying write-up including in part, “The album’s seven songs race past in a thirty-nine-minute blur of high-energy, punk-infused death metal, with intense lyrics to match the intense sounds… The intense lyrical concepts carry through to the album title, which continues with the themes of physicality and how it ties in to spirituality. And, of course, it ain’t positive.”

Unleash the ravenous beast that is Decreation RIGHT HERE.

20 Buck Spin will release Decreation on CD, and digital formats September 22nd; the vinyl will follow in mid-October. Find preorders for merch HERE and stream “God Is Laughing” and “Suffer (Life In Fragments” alongside digital pre orders HERE.

ACEPHALIX has also created an Apple Music playlist for Decibel, with fifteen tracks focused on the band’s influences, and one of their own tracks; subscribers can check it out HERE.

The rotten corpse of death metal horde ACEPHALIX, the Bay Area’s beast of barbarism, has been re-animated, and the crushing delivery of Decreation leaves no bone unbroken and no skull intact. Foul American death metal maggotry eating back to life coagulated remains of hardcore’s guts. Opener “Upon This Altar” rages with d-beat ferocity morphing into a slithering puzzle of pierced flesh. Primitive savagery pervades on “Suffer (Life In Fragments)” through to the cro-magnon battering of “Excremental Offerings.” All the while an obscure weirdness that characterized the idiosyncratic deformities of certain Cannibal Corpse, Nocturnus, and Death moments arises out of the ACEPHALIX tomb.

With each release, the ACEPHALIX horde grows more intense, vicious and bestial. Decreation is the culmination of five years of dormancy, letting loose upon the Earth the calamitous consequence of pent-up wrath. Fans of Vastum, Master, Necrot, Entombed, Discharge, and the Cro-Mags take note.

LO!: Invisible Oranges And BrooklynVegan Premiere “Locust Christ” Video From Australian Post Metal/Sludge Unit; Pelagic-Bound Vestigial Full-Length To Drop Next Month

October 6th marks the official unveiling of Vestigial, the impending third full-length from Sydney, Australia-based post-metal/sludge unit LO! Well-crafted with a larger scope both musically and thematically than previous outings, Vestigial finds the band tighter than ever before boasting a sound that’s seismically heavy yet organic, with a mammoth harmonic density behind their stupefying heavy riffs.

In advance of its release, Invisible Oranges and partners BrooklynVegan are hosting the official video for latest single “Locust Christ.” Directed and produced by LO! bassist Adrian Shapiro, the clip was shot in one day in Sydney with a small crew including a member of Oscar winning company Odd Studio who created the disturbing prosthetics. Odd recently won an Oscar for Mad Max Fury Road.

Relays Shapiro, “I set myself some rules for the shoot including that I wanted to shoot everything from the back of the car to increase the claustrophobia and be purely focused on the couple. We had minimal camera position changes and I wanted to do as much of the effects work in camera so basically what you’re seeing is what we’ve shot with a bit of tidy up. I also chose to shoot it during the day as I felt that it made the whole reveal even stranger. The song is unrelenting and I liked the juxtaposition of the regular couple driving their car and then seeing their primal transition starting with a kiss and finally merging together by the end of the clip in the same car.”

Watch “Locust Christ,” courtesy of Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION and BrooklynVegan HERE.

And if you missed it, check out first single “Glutton” still streaming at Treble, at THIS LOCATION.

LO!’s Vestigial will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats. For preorders in North America, visit THIS LOCATION, for European preorders go to THIS LOCATION, and for Australian preorders, go to THIS LOCATION.

LO! literally made a splash last year with the ingenious video clip for “Orca,” produced by bass player Adrian Shapiro himself: The clip showed vocalist Sam Dillon as a vicious creature emerging from a vat of shiny pink goo, in front of an otherwise completely black background. Pink in metal? The clip went viral over the love-it-or-hate-it discussion that followed… but even the haters had to admit that this clip, premiered via Noisey, Metal Hammer, and Decibel, showed a truly outstanding and innovative approach to visual arts in heavy music.

LO! has come to remind you of glorious times; times when Mastodon were using samples of Jurassic Park to kick off their records,” wrote Metal Hammer UK on the band’s debut album Look And Behold. And in fact, song titles like “Megafauna” or “Hall Of Extinct Mammals” show that LO! have always been interested in man’s relationship with the natural world. Themes of extinction, circuses, and animal exploitation were explored on the band’s 2015 EP The Tongueless, “so it was a nice lead in to where we are at now on Vestigial,” notes vocalist Sam Dillon, “with a revisit of the outro from the EP as the intro on album number three.”

A world where politics resemble black comedies, where guns have become an aspect of culture, and where addiction to technology is the norm is at the lyrical heart of Vestigial. “There are several repeated characters throughout the album,” Dillon reveals. “The Judas Steer, the Locust Christ… these are antiheroes, the wolves among sheep figuratively. The ghastly Donald Trumps, The Kim Jong-Uns, the extremists and ignorant tyrants of our modern lives…”

After a European tour supporting Cult Of Luna in 2013, including a performance at Roadburn Festival, the band will be back in Europe this October to present Vestigial. Fit for fans of Mastodon, Cursed, Cult Of Luna, Converge, Breach, Black Breath, and the like.

“…meaty, melodic, yet pummeling burst of roaring metal that recalls the likes of Neurosis, Isis and their labelmates The Ocean… like those bands, it features some impressive dynamics, transitioning from a full-throated assault into a moody, even pretty instrumental section that showcases the full range of the band’s talents.” — Treble on “Glutton”

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver Doom Duo Announces November Tour; Trek Marks The Temporary Return Of Founding Drummer JJ Anselmi

Denver doom duo IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS will bring their rituals to the stage this November on a mini West Coast tour with Phoenix, Arizona stoner metallers Goya. The journey will run from November 10th through November 21st with IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS playing a warm up show on November 9th. See all confirmed dates below.

This band’s latest live expedition marks the temporary return of founding drummer JJ Anselmi. “JJ and I initially formed the band together in 2011,” notes vocalist Grant Netzorg, “and he has graciously offered to step in for this tour, as [drummer] Joe [Weller Myer] and his wife just had their first baby and the timing of the tour just wouldn’t work with the commitments of fatherhood. We will be playing mostly material from our new record Ain-Soph Aur, but will also be breaking out favorites from previous releases, including some material from the self-titled debut that JJ and I recorded together years ago.”


11/09/2017 Moonlight Lounge – Albuquerque, NM * Soulfly, Harm’s Way, Noisem Aftershow Party

w/ Goya:

11/10/2017 Palo Verde – Phoenix, AZ

11/11/2017 Til 2 Club – San Diego, CA

11/12/2017 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA

11/14/2017 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA

11/15/2017 The Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA

11/16/2017 Old Nick’s Bar – Eugene, OR

11/17/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR

11/18/2017 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA

11/19/2017 Highline – Seattle, WA

11/21/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS self-released the stunning Ain-Soph Aur full-length earlier this year. Captured at Flatline Audio in Denver by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, Cephalic Carnage), the six-track offering takes its name from the three veils of negative existence which precede the manifestation of the material universe in the philosophy of Hermetic Qabalah, a Western esoteric tradition involving mysticism and the occult. The phrase translates to “Limitless Light,” and is emblematic of the Qabalistic concepts which are central to the record.

Stream the record in full at the official IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTSBandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.

Upon its release, BrooklynVegan championed the band’s “towering sludge riffs, vocal-cord-shredding roars, and somber brooding atmospheres.” The Sludgelord proclaimed it, “…an inspiring work that sets the standard for heavy music in 2017,” while Decibel Magazine observed, “Netzorg and drummer Joseph Weller Myer wield a complete and complex command of every Swans/Neur-isis trick known to humanity — to the extent that they excel at inventing their own — as on doom waltz (dudes are big on 3/4 and 6/8 time) ‘Crucible,’ when Netzorg eventually lays a deliciously fucked, tremolo-picked counter-melody over the song’s principle riff, Myer’s nuanced rhythmic foundation and the undulating caustic rumble that serves as one of the album’s recurring textural components.Outlaws Of The Sun accurately called Ain-Soph Aur, “…devastating from beginning to end…” Exclaim hailed a record of, “crushing, spacey doom that is filled with dissonant sludgy tones and dark, yet surprisingly elegant, melodies,” furthering, “Guitarist/vocalist Grant Netzorg and drummer Joseph Weller Myer create a remarkably full and massive sound despite being a two-piece.” Added New Noise Magazine, “A gothic noir rules Ain-Soph Aur like a dream. The record hypnotizes you, allowing you to relax and fully engage with the performance. It’s stage-like, sculptural and poetic, never distancing itself from what it wants (or knows) it can be. And this is a remarkable trait for a band and a record.”

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS traffics in sonic catharsis. Their music inhabits the strange fringes between sludge metal and sprawling Spaghetti Western scores, constantly striving for visceral power and raw intensity, contrasted with eerie, spare instrumental passages. Founded in 2011, the Denver-based duo consists of Grant Netzorg on vocals and guitars and Joseph Weller Meyer on drums. Ain-Soph Aur serves as the follow-up to the band’s critically-lauded Merging In Light EP, issued in the closing weeks of 2014.

BLOODMOON And TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY: Decibel Magazine Streams Punishing New Two-Song Split; Live Dates Loom

The powerful forces of BLOODMOON and TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY have coalesced to co-create something crushing and otherworldly. Both units have been mastering their craft of aural alchemy for nearly a decade now. Their respective approaches are unique, though on their upcoming spit — set for release via Midnite Collective on October 1st and LP through Black Voodoo Records later in the month — a mutual intention is demonstrated: the piercing of the veil through the transmutation of darkness into creativity.

In advance of its release, Decibel Magazine is streaming the offering in full at THIS LOCATION.

Preorders for the CD and tape are available HERE. For vinyl preorders visit THIS LOCATION.

“When we first started as a band we had a sampled intro for our set with a heavily effected spoken word by our drummer Jason who was ranting about how ridiculous everything is one night,” BLOODMOON vocalist/guitarist Peter Tomis explains of their track “Nothing Is Special, Nobody Cares.” “The final words in his rant were, ‘nothing is special, nobody cares’, and it kind of became our mantra going forward in how we approach the band and creativity. What it meant to us was just relinquishing any sort of expectation we had for the band other than our own self-satisfaction. People may find it special, and people may care, but if we want to keep growing as artists we needed to deny those thoughts for ourselves so that the only criticisms driving our creativity and output were our own. The lyrics deal with the finer points of this concept and how it is the reality as an artist in the modern age, but also the fact that it has always been like this but it wasn’t until now in the age of information that we are coming to realize it as we see asinine trends come and go monthly, even weekly.”

For their half, TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY offer a hypnotic doom epic in “Abysswalker” based around the video game series Dark Souls. “Abysswalker” is also the surname of Artorias The Abysswalker, a character who is eventually enslaved by the abyss after being driven mad by the darkness he finds within it. The song is written from the perspective of Artorias as he delves into the abyss to protect his king. Slowly consumed by the darkness and driven into a psychotic madness, he’s eventually enslaved by the abyss where he finds shelter, becomes its protector and awaits all those who dare to traverse it. It’s lethargic and dark nature makes “Abysswalker” the ideal way to end the split, by sliding into slow darkness.

Sonically, the two songs combine into one cohesive, immersive thirty-minute experience. There is a natural ebb and flow which carries you through an explorative journey. BLOODMOON erupt full force, gradually refining that vigor into focused precision. The heaviness of this composition mirrors the sheer weight of being constrained to flesh suits perfectly, and the strength emancipation requires. TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY begin ominously, slowly gaining intensity, building majestically into epic proportions.

Catch both bands live on three upcoming live rituals with future performances to be announced soon.


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


ALL OUT WAR: Hear Exclusive New Song “Accept No Masters” Via Decibel Flexi Series; Give Us Extinction LP Out Now

Metallic hardcore heavyweights ALL OUT WAR have officially joined the Decibel Flexi Series!

The band’s exclusive new recording, “Accept No Masters,” does not appear on the New York stalwarts’ recently released Give Us Extinction LP. So, if you want to complete your ALL OUT WAR discography, you’re in luck because an extremely limited number of issues containing the 83rd installment in the Decibel Flexi Series are available HERE. Miss out and be condemned to suffer without it.

Unleash ALL OUT WAR’s “Accept No Masters” only at Decibel RIGHT HERE

“Accept No Masters” was created during the sessions for the band’s sixth full-length release, Give Us Extinction. ALL OUT WAR delivers some of their most destructive material to date with over forty-two minutes of their patented metallic hardcore wrath. Fueled by some of their most scornful vocal intensity, brutal breakdowns, and infectious grooves to date, each track leaves scorched earth in their wake. Recorded at West West Side Studios with Steve Evetts and mastered by Alan Douches, and completed with grim artwork by Alexandre Goulet, Give Us Extinction includes a cover of Nausea’s “Cybergod,” and features guest vocals on “Choking On Indifference” and “Cybergod” by Emily Muscara (Straphangers), and on “Carcass Rot” by Michelle Eddison (ex-Starkweather).

Stream ALL OUT WAR’s entire Give Us Extinction LP at THIS LOCATION.

Give Us Extinction is out now through Organized Crime Records on LP, CD, and digital formats; find order options RIGHT HERE.

ALL OUT WAR will take part in the annual East Coast Tsunami Fest in Reading, Pennsylvania this weekend alongside the likes of Integrity, H2O, Madball, Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, 25 Ta Life, Wisdom In Chains, and many more. The band is booking shows into next year, including an upcoming European tour for March. Watch for live updates in the weeks ahead.


9/23/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA @ Tsunami Fest w/ Integrity, Agnostic Front, Madball, Cro-Mags [info]

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


To celebrate the release of their debut album, ?Cenotaph? (which drops on October 13th, via Dark Star Records in Association with MVD Entertainment and The Orchard/SONY), Toronto-based symphonic metallists Operus will be celebrating the album?s release with a performance in their hometown. On October 14th, the band will be hitting the stage of the Rivoli in Toronto, with two other reputable bands – Crimson Shadows (Napalm Records recording artists, and winners of Wacken Metal Battle 2013) and Profaner (runners up at Wacken Metal Battle 2016):
And prior to the album?s release and aforementioned performance, Operus – which is comprised of David Michael Moote (Vocals), Rob Holden (Guitar), Oscar Rangel (Guitar/Backing vocals), Robin Howe (Cello/backing vocals), Wojciech Sokolowski (Bass/Backing vocals) and J.J. Tartaglia (Drums) – will be issuing a lyric video for the standout track, ?The Return,? which can be viewed here:
?The song talks about that powerful feeling we get when we travel back to our old ?life?,? explains Rangel. ?This being our childhood house, neighbourhood, city, country or even our childhood friends, only to realize that we are now strangers to our own upbringing. In my case and the bassist (we came up with the concept, he?s from Poland and I?m from Mexico, we both have lived in Canada for a long time now) this song talks about that feeling we got when moved to Canada (different world) and have to struggle to adapt to our new lives in a different society, in new city, etc., and how the feeling of being out of place doesn?t change by going back home to where we were born and raised. Lastly, this song talks about taking control over your own life and feelings and making ?home? wherever you are, writing our own history. For our bodies is where we truly live, and not a specific geography on Earth. We used a lot of epic language for we wanted to give the illusion that we are talking about a character coming back home after a war, but all this can be interpreted in more ways than one.?
The sound of Operus is a cross breed of a metal band, a travelling theatre troupe that come together to produce a unique sound and thrilling live show, and the album can be pre-ordered via these links:
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“Cenotaph is a commemoration of writers & poets who never gained the recognition and or lived to see the impact of their work,” explains the band. “The concept and inspiration for the title of the album is taken from a statue in Budapest located opposite of Vajdahunyad Castle, Anonymous, the unknown chronicler at the court of King Béla III. The lyrical concepts are not that of any one specific idea but rather a mosaic of different stories and legends which are meant to paint images in the minds of the listener, much like the tales laid by the quills of writers long ago.”
?And soon, Operus will begin spreading the word throughout the world – with a homecoming performance and video.
Operus is:
David Michael Moote (Vocals)
Rob Holden (Guitar)
Oscar Rangel (Guitar/Backing vocals)
Robin Howe (Cello/backing vocals)
Wojciech Sokolowski (Bass/Backing vocals)
JJ Tartaglia (Drums)”Cenotaph” full length tracklisting:
1. Silver Spell
2. Steel Against Steel
3. Colosseum
4. Sands of Time
5. Fate’s Pantomime
6. Wretched Play
7. Cenotaph
8. Maya & the Wolf
9. La Catedral
10. The Return

WRONG complete new album ‘Feel Great,’ due out early 2018 from Relapse Records

…a type of grit and heat born from their love of bands like Unsane and Handsome. But this isn’t a band reliant on nostalgia; instead taking a foundation and building a track way heavier and charged up with their own leanings and taste.” – Noisey

Miami noise rock/alt metal powerhouse WRONG have just completed their sophomore full-length entitled Feel Great. The album was self-produced by the band and recorded at various studios / locations around Miami and was mixed with Jonathan Nunez of Torche at Cabana East in Los Angeles. Artwork will be handled by Torche’s Rick Smith. Feel Great will be released in early 2018 via Relapse Records.

The band commented on the new material:

“We wanted to push ourselves a little more on this record; faster, heavier. The angry parts are angrier, and the melodic parts are more melodic. We like having a good mix of moods. The moods are mostly pissed, just different levels of pissed.”

WRONG quickly made a name for themselves after the release of their debut EP Stop Giving, released on Robotic Empire in 2014. The critically acclaimed EP was quickly followed by their self-titled debut on Relapse Records which saw the band take their crushing live show all over the US with the likes of Torche, Nothing, Whores, Iron Reagan, Black Tusk, Culture Abuse and many others.

View the band?s previously released music videos for ?Mucilage?, ?Entourage? and ?Turn In? HERE.

Look for more news to surface soon from WRONG and Relapse Records.


SNAKES: New Noise Magazine Debuts “Old, Like Hell” Video By Brett Netson-Fronted Outfit; Preorders For Split LP With CROSSS Posted + US Tour Continues

SNAKES, the outfit founded by Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Caustic Resin, Earth), has released a new video for the track “Old, Like Hell,” which hails from the band’s split LP with CROSSS, approaching early October release.

If you’re the kind of person that may have a cassette with Electric Wizard on one side and early ’70s Pink Floyd on the other, this record is to be trusted and eaten for long lasting results.

The new SNAKES video was created by CROSSS, and now makes its public debut through an exclusive premiere at New Noise Magazine.

See SNAKES’ “Old, Like Hell” video at New Noise RIGHT HERE.

Also see CROSSS’ haunting “Descent” video HERE.

The SNAKES/CROSSS split LP will see release through Netson’s own Scavenger Cult Records on October 6th; preorders have been posted alongside several streaming tracks HERE.

Having been forced to miss several shows this week due to being hospitalized with a brutal virus, Netson is back out on tour pulling solo sets every night, touring alongside Scavenger Cult kin Clarke & The Himselfs. He issues of the incident, “That was one nasty ass motherfucker of a bug. Worse than the worst flu. Worse than the worst dopesick. The cold air from Lake Michigan ain’t no joke. If you sleep in someone’s garage, you need some serious cover this time of year. And/or, do not accept a gallon jug of ‘filtered’ water from a house show venue where eighteen people live.”

BRETT NETSON On Tour w/ Clarke And The Himselfs:

9/20/2017 The Gateway – Brooklyn, NY

9/21/2017 The Pharmacy – Philadelphia, PA

9/25/2017 The Union Bar – Athens, OH

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

Brett Netson has consistently delivered imaginative, powerful, and unique takes on the classic rock and roll language. As things come and go, Netson’s existential take on traditional rock may be doing him a disservice financially, but every project hits on a vitality and honesty that is timeless. Like the Scavenger Cult label, its ambiguous sense of timeframe can show us all that the politics of style are often useless constructs. Connecting with and trusting in Netson’s sonic adventures has so far, always yielded a real and healing effect (Caustic Resin’s The Medicine Is All Gone has been described as, “the best record to come down off acid to…”) SNAKES‘ A-side of the new split delivers two expansive tracks – “Old, Like Hell” and “Hypothermia Pt. 2” – which total more than twenty-five minutes of new material. In the last stages, Mell Dettmer made a tape master from Netson’s fabulous disaster.

CROSSS, originally from Halifax Nova Scotia, has been touring the US and Canada for the last several years but with only a few releases. The version of CROSSS heard here is a unique chapter in the band’s story, featuring an experimental hybrid drum kit, played by Susan Burke (The Beverleys), and bass from Michael Stein (Homebody). Captured for Scavenger Cult in mid-exploration and live-off-the-floor by wild man Brett Netson to 2″ tape, and mixed and mastered in a traditional A-A-A process, this release is a departure from the highly aestheticized previous release, Lo, and its precursor, Obsidian Spectre, bringing forth a timeless take on psychedelic riff and unnerving melody.

BIONATOPS: Voices Full-Length By Bizarre Metal Duo Streaming At Decibel Magazine; Album OUT NOW Via Nefarious Industries

As BIONATOPS prepares for the release of their Voices debut through Nefarious Industries this Friday, Decibel Magazine is displaying the entire conceptual escapade to the masses ahead of schedule.

BIONATOPS creator/instrumentalist Joseph Spiller (ex-System Divide, Caricature, The Binary Code, Too Late The Hero) is joined by drummer Jeff Willet (ex-Black Crown Initiate) delivering boldly bizarre mutation of progressive, technical, and overall plainly odd metal on Voices.

Says Decibel with their advance stream of Voices, “If you’ve ever wondered what a high-speed collision between Revocation and The Dillinger Escape Plan plus any or all of Mike Patton’s musical endeavors would sound like, look no further than BIONATOPS. The duo, signed to notoriously odd label Nefarious Industries, warp progressive and technical metal into something highly unique, telling the story of a schizophrenic southerner. Combining intense technical metal with unorthodox voices and a happy-go-lucky sense of humor, Voices exists in a unique territory that very few bands successfully operate in.”

Stream BIONATOPS’ intense and curious Voices early at Decibel MagazineRIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release Voices through all digital providers and a limited run of CDs this Friday, September 22nd; find preorders HERE.

Spiller offers, “Putting Voices together instrumentally was a ton of fun. Whatever happened was basically kept on the record, so when all of that was finished, it only felt right to have some really wacky vocals. I have always been a fan of anything Les Claypool, Mike Patton, or Frank Zappa. They always threw things in different directions but [for the most part] keep it profanity free and the hope is that maybe this stuff keeps that fun feel to music going. The record is basically about a fun-loving scamp that could be from any rural area who just happens to hear voices that may or may not be real. Rather than him going dark and demented, he just has fun with it and joins the party. After working on the upcoming album The Fiction We’ve Become for my other band Caricature, which is all fairly serious subject matter, this was the reminder to always indulge in the fun stuff as well and I hope the BIONATOPS record finds its place being just that for others: A brief escape from the seriousness of the world we live in and a journey into something wacky and fun. Plus, Jeff shredded the heck out of those drums, and I get a kick out of hearing how it all comes together.”

Watch for more new videos from Voices, tour dates for BIONATOPS‘ upcoming East Coast fall tour with Spiller’s other outfit, Caricature, and more to be issued shortly.

BIONATOPS’ proper debut, Voices deploys an incredibly unique sound, with progressive and technical metal elements merging with spastic alternative rock. While brutal and jagged elements of metal acts like Revocation, Psyopus, and The Dillinger Escape Plan flow heavily in the band’s deep grooves, an undeniable influence of Primus as well as Tomahawk, Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, and all things Mike Patton can be heard in every movement of Voices. With eleven intense and diverse tracks recorded, mixed, and mastered by Joseph Spiller, who also handled all art and video work for the record, Voices is a G-rated, family friendly album about a lovable schizophrenic southerner that tells tales of his life that may or may not be true while interacting with other voices in his head that might not even be in his head. Spiller, who records all guitars, bass, vocals, and other instrumentation, worked on BIONATOPSVoices while simultaneously writing the new album for his other band, Caricature, which took five years to complete and will also see release this year.


HOLLYWOOD, CA ? AMERICAN SATAN, the Rated-R supernatural rock & roll thriller

from SUMERIAN RECORDS mastermind ASH AVILDSEN, continues to make waves in

the music and film industries with their latest official trailer.

Starring ANDY BLACK, (Black Veil Brides), JOHN BRADLEY (Game Of Thrones) and

Golden Globe Nominee MALCOLM McDOWELL, best known for his iconic role in

Stanley Kubrick?s A Clockwork Orange and currently on Amazon?s Mozart In the

Jungle, AMERICAN SATAN opens on the big screen Friday the 13th of October in 50

US cities, many of them already on sale at AMC theaters. Internationally, cinemas in

Canada, UK, Australia and Mexico are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

AMERICAN SATAN introduces BEN BRUCE (Asking Alexandria) and OLIVIA CULPO

(Miss Universe) to the screen, as they star alongside an ensemble cast that includes

Disney?s BOOBOO STEWART (The Twilight Saga, X-Men: Days Of Future Past),

MARK BOONE JR, (Sons of Anarchy, Batman Begins), DENISE RICHARDS

(Starship Troopers, Wild Things), WWE?s BILL GOLDBERG, BILL DUKE (Predator)


In the summer of 2015, while director ASH AVILDSEN was working on the AMERICAN

SATAN script, he met his father for the first time, Oscar-winning director JOHN G.

AVILDSEN (ROCKY, THE KARATE KID, LEAN ON ME). As fate would have it, they

collaborated on the movie together and formed a very close bond. John gave crucial

notes on the script and some great tips to Ash during production. John also has a

cameo in the film, playing a CNN news anchor. This would go on to be the last finished

film John worked on before he passed away in June of 2017.

Already a winner of several awards on the festival circuit including Best Picture and

Best Director at New York?s Peekskill Film Festival as well as Best Feature at

California?s Oceanside Independent Film Festival, AMERICAN SATAN is set to play this

Friday, September 22nd at the 33rd Annual Boston Film Festival.

About the release of AMERICAN SATAN, Ash Avildsen said:

This story comes from a very real place. I dropped out of college to pursue a career in

music. I?ve toured as both an unsigned and a signed artist. I?ve been a promoter, a

booking agent, a manager, a producer and am an active record label owner. With the

exception of a physical manifestation of the devil and an angel, everything in the film is

based on real events that either myself or the producers of the movie have experienced

in our careers working with bands. I?m excited for our music community to go on this

ride and understand why we chose the Neil Young quote, ?Rock & Roll is where God

and the Devil shake hands,? to be put on top of the poster at theaters.

The music-centric film features an original score by composer JONATHAN DAVIS of

KoRn, debuting two unreleased tracks from Davis. Additionally, songs from Deftones,

The Pretty Reckless, Skid Row, Crosses, In This Moment, Meg Myers, Circa Survive,

Dorothy, After The Burial, Barns Courtney, Palaye Royale, Animals As Leaders,

Slaughter and more.

Some of the AMERICAN SATAN producers Ash references are:

Andy Gould, best known for producing Rob Zombie?s Halloween & The Devil?s

Rejects and co-managing Pantera & Linkin Park.; John Reese, former tour manager

and band manager for Guns N? Roses as well as concert festival producer for Knotfest

meets Ozzfest and Rockstar Mayhem Festival; and Jeff Cohen, entertainment

attorney best known in the public eye for handling Lamb Of God frontman Randy

Blythe?s manslaughter trial in the Czech Republic.


A young rock band, half from England and half from the US, drop out of college and

move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams. Living in a van, their passion and talent

exceed their means to survive. An enigmatic stranger sees their true potential and

emotionally manipulates them during a time of weakness. Caught in the middle of a

Faustian deal, their music and controversial altercations end up influencing society

beyond anything this century has seen, but can they take back control of their destiny

before it is too late?

NOTE: The first single from THE RELENTLESS, the fictional band in the film, Let Him

Burn, was released worldwide on August 11 and hit #1 on iTunes rock & metal music

charts in 16 countries. The music video has already surpassed 1 Million views on










LOS ANGELES, CA ? September 20, 2017 – BMG will release IRON MAIDENs The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter on November 17th in the U.S. [through Warner Music rest of world] This live recording comprises 15 songs captured during The Book Of Souls World Tour, which covered 39 countries across six continents during 2016 and 2017, and was seen by over two million fans. The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD & vinyl audio formats, with the concert film available to stream free online or as a digital download ? full details below.

Produced by Tony Newton and Iron Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris, the album is based on this years set list and is a faithful record of the epic show, including six songs from The Book Of Souls, the bands most recent studio album, along with many other classics and fan favorites.

Steve comments, We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world. This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favorites as Donington or Wacken.

Maidens manager Rod Smallwood adds, “The Book Of Souls World Tour was a huge undertaking, not least for Bruce who started the tour singing in public for the very first time since recovering from throat cancer. He also piloted Ed-Force One, upgraded last year from a Boeing 757 to a 747 so we could go further and faster to visit some fantastic cities and fans all round the world. This year continued that excitement bringing us our most successful North American and U.K. tours ever. It was a very special tour in a great many ways so we felt we wanted to document it for both ourselves and for our fans. Steve has done an incredible job putting together this set from cities around the world and we have made sure the deluxe CD will be available in a matching book format to The Book of Souls release.

On top of all that the release will be celebrated by an event that is a Maiden first: a free live streaming premiere of the concert film, as a thank you to our loyal fans around the world. We hope that the global Maiden community will all enjoy coming together to watch this special event online. Many of you will be in it as there is footage from a whole host of the places we played on this momentous tour. 

More details on how to take part in this one-off event will be published on shortly.

The full tracklisting and the cities they were recorded in, is as follows:

If Eternity Should Fail ? Sydney, Australia

Speed of Light – Cape Town, South Africa

Wrathchild ? Dublin, Ireland

Children of the Damned ? Montreal, Canada

Death or Glory ? Wroclaw, Poland

The Red and the Black ? Tokyo, Japan

The Trooper – San Salvador, El Salvador

Powerslave ? Trieste, Italy

The Great Unknown ? Newcastle, UK

The Book of Souls ? Donington, UK

Fear of the Dark ? Fortaleza, Brazil

Iron Maiden – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Number of the Beast ? Wacken, Germany

Blood Brothers ? Donington, UK

Wasted Years – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


The album will replicate The Book Of Souls original formats and be issued as a limited edition deluxe 2CD hardcase Book, a regular 2CD album, a triple black vinyl LP, and digital download in high resolution audio (48khz/24 bit) including Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) version. A digital download of the concert film will also be available to purchase following its free online premiere.



In an interview with writer Mark Thompson, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER frontman TREVOR STRNAD says, “As a kid I read HENRY ROLLINS book about his time in BLACK FLAG, Get In The Van, and it’s basically about how tours suck so somehow it made me really want to do it”  You can hear the full interview here and this portion of the interview is at 2:20.  Trevor also discusses early days of touring, printing MapQuest directions, and also shares a few stories about Metal Blade CEO BRIAN SLAGEL and the first time they met and an incident in Florida where Sir Slagel went stagediving.  Enjoy the listen and follow us on Instagram and Twitter at (@smnnews, @hardrockcore69, @pags409) and on YouTube!


JUNIUS will be on the road in support of their latest release Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light

Rolling Stone calls JUNIUS  ?A Hard Rock Dream Come True.?  JUNIUS will be on the road in support of their latest release Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light, which is out now. Fans can order their copy of Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light here. The album marks the completion of their conceptual trilogy which began in 2009 with their evoking LP The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist, depicted by Rolling Stone as, “a perfect hybrid of Neurosis and The Smiths” followed by 2011’s Reports From The Thresholds of Death. The critically acclaimed 2014 EP, Days of the Fallen Sun, was lauded by Pitchfork as their “strongest and most sensuous work to date”.


w/ Black Mare and Mustard, Gas & Roses
9/21 –  Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
9/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
9/23 – Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull
9/24 – Sacramento, CA @ The Cafe Colonial
9/25 – Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
9/26 – Seattle, WA @ The Highline
9/27 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder
9/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
9/29 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
10/1 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
10/7 – Burlington, VT @ Drunkfest! – w/ Russian Circles, Set and Setting, Astronoid & Pelican

Praise for Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light:

“?striking a stunning balance of brutality and beauty. Spellbinding and heartbreaking, gripping from the first note to the last?? – Rolling Stone

“A rich, immersive experience, a bleak jewel that takes obsession as its theme and rewards it in equal measure.” –

“A brooding opus of frenetic crescendos, sweeping vocals and celestial landscapes.” – Magnet

“This darkly lush epic is the best soundtrack for reveling in the melancholy of actually living since My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless.” Alternative Press

Whilst not working on the new material, JUNIUS have spent the past three years touring across North America and Europe with acts including Solstafir, Caspian, Long Distance Calling and Wolves Like Us – just to name a few, as well as making a featured performance at the prestigious Roadburn Festival in 2015.

Watch their music video for ?A Mass for Metaphysicians? here –


Steven Wilson
released his critically acclaimed new album To the Bone this past August, with international music critics lauding the artist for continuing to expand his musical boundaries. Wilson will return to North America for a Spring 2018 tour in support of the album.

Wilson, described by Planet Rock as “one of the most prolific and unrivalled artists of our time,” will launch the trek on April 20 in Quebec. The tour runs through May 14 in Phoenix, Arizona and will stop in major cities along the way.

Wilson’s live performances are often unforgettable, like the time he performed at New York City’s The Beacon Theater without being able to use his voice. It was a show that Rolling Stone hailed as “stirring” and highlighted the “pop determination that runs through Wilson’s dense layers of shadow and rhythmic restlessness.”

All Steven Wilson North American tour dates are below.

The video for “Nowhere Now” has arrived, as well. Watch it here.

“Nowhere Now” is a gloriously soaring paean to the joys of everyday escapism. The video for the track was shot on location at and around Atacama Large Millimeter Array (Alma) in Chile ? the world famous, high altitude radio telescope array. The video was directed and edited by Wilson’s long time visual collaborator Lasse Hoile.

Upon release, To the Bone debuted at a career-high Top 3 on the Independent Albums chart, and Top 10 on the Billboard Top Rock and Alternative Albums Charts. It also landed at #3 on the UK charts, which was another career high, and at #1 on the Finnish Albums Chart.

Press praise was constant and universally positive for To the Bone.

Mojo awarded it a four-star review, noting the album “keeps its pop and prog influences in a near perfect balance,” while Uncut labeled it “a lush and ambitious piece of progressive pop.” Q enthused that To the Bone is “wonderfully executed? pop brilliance” and Prog labeled it “fervent and meticulous.”

Below is a sampling of further accolades the press has bestowed upon To the Bone.

?Repeated listening reveals that Wilson’s brand of progressive pop is so multivalently textured and expertly crafted that its aesthetic and sonic palette refuse to be contained under a single rock umbrella. As such, To the Bone stands with Wilson’s best work.? ?All Music Guide

“In post-truth times, joyous music may seem absurd, but Wilson makes it, and the times we live in, feel alright.” ? Pop Matters

To the Bone ends up as the most catchy-yet-heavy work he’s made under his own name (and perhaps ever, comparable only to his early-noughties albums with Porcupine Tree).” ?All About Jazz

“An album so ambitious in its musicality that also extends an olive branch of accessibility to the more pop-minded.” ? Entertainment Voice

“The immaculately clean production, thought-provoking lyrics, and refined aesthetic make it an excellent introduction to the qualities that make Steven Wilson such an important songwriter and producer in modern music, prog or otherwise.” ?Under The Radar Mag

“A pop/rock record this beautifully organic and well-crafted deserves to reach many ears, and Wilson should be proud of its many merits as one of this year’s most thoroughly enjoyable experiences so far.” ? Sputnik Music

“I is, above all else, a pleasure to listen to, complimented by a lush mix of electronic and traditional instrumentation.” ?Soundlab

“Broadening of Wilson’s tone, with brighter colors shining through the artist?s usual grey and white.” ? Spectrum Culture

“A serious contender for album of the year, To the Bone oozes style and creativity in a unique, yet satisfying blend of genres.” ? Cryptic Rock


4/20 ? Quebec City, QC ? Palais Montcalm

4/21 ? Montreal, QC ? Olympia

4/22 ? Toronto, ON ? Danforth Music Hall

4/24 ? Washington, DC ? 9:30 Club

4/25 ? Philadelphia, PA ? Keswick Theater

4/27 ? Boston, MA ? Berklee Performance Center

4/28 ? New York, NY ? Playstation Theater

4/29 ? New York, NY ? Playstation Theater

5/1 ? Chicago, IL ? Vic Theater

5/2 ? Chicago, IL ? Vic Theater

5/3 ? Milwaukee, WI ? Pabst Theatre

5/5 ? Denver, CO ? Ogden Theater

5/6 ? Salt Lake City, UT ? The Depot

5/8 ? Seattle, WA ? Showbox SoDo

5/9 ? Portland, OR ? Crystal Ballroom

5/11 ? San Francisco, CA ? Fillmore

5/12 ? Los Angeles, CA ? The Wiltern

5/13 ? San Diego ? House of Blues

5/14 ? Phoenix, AZ ? Celebrity Theater


Listen to “Pariah” here and watch the video here.

Listen “The Same Asylum As Before” here.

Listen to “Song of I” and read an exclusive interview with Billboard here.

Watch the video for “Permanating,” a piano-driven, sun-soaked pop song that extols the virtues of nostalgia as escapism, here.

Check out “Refuge” here.

VATICAN To Embark On New Tour Dates In Support Of Ache Of Eternity Including Set At Hope For Shelter Fest

Savanna, Georgia-based VATICAN announces more upcoming tour dates supporting their Ache Of Eternity EP, which was issued through Sorrow Carrier Records at the end of August.

The vicious straight edge outfit will take their crushing metallic hardcore wrath into the southernmost regions of the country on a week-long massacre surrounding their performance at Hope For Shelter Fest in San Antonio alongside Homewrecker, Sworn Vengeance, Die Young, Greg Bennick (Trial), and many others. The first four shows, including the festival see VATICAN touring alongside Purity, Trust Issues, and Dwell, the final two shows with Strengthen What Remains and Dwell. Expect additional tour dates to be posted in the coming weeks.

Stream Ache Of Eternity at Bandcamp HERE and see the video for VATICAN’s anti-suicide anthem “Slit Of Creation” HERE.

VATICAN Tour Dates:

9/27/2017 Studio 524 – Baton Rouge, LA *

9/28/2017 The White Swan – Houston, TX *

9/29/2017 Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX *

9/30/2017 The Korova – San Antonio, TX @ Hope For Shelter Fest [info] *

10/03/2017 Killers Tacos – Denton, TX #

10/04/2017 house show – Nashville, TN #

* w/ Purity, Trust Issues, Dwell

# w/ Strengthen What Remains, Dwell

Ache Of Eternity is available through Sorrow Carrier Records on three color variants – black with screen-printed b-side, red with black smoke, and purple; find order options HERE.

Melding elements fans of Zao, Carcass, Converge, Poison The Well, Martyr A.D., One King Down, and similar brutalizing acts, VATICAN‘s Ache Of Eternity was recorded by Kris Hilbert at Legitimate Business (Advent, Torch Runner, Red Death, Joy), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Xibalba) and bears art by Spencer Guerrero and photography by Nathan Fitzgerald. Decibel Magazine offers, “There are a lot of influences at play on Ache Of Eternity-from the chaotic nature of Converge to the bulldozing heaviness of Zao, Martyr A.D. or Hatebreed-making the EP a satisfying listen from the rising hardcore band.” Metal Injection calls the EP, “a doozy for anyone that worships Zao, Poison the Well, It Dies Today, etc. Can’t deny there is a huge Swedish death metal influence in there, somewhere, either.”

Svbterranean reports that the EP, “delivers five tracks of flesh-ripping riffs, bashing grooves and breakdowns galore… Ache Of Eternity sits at the apex of this evolution, offering something that is no doubt familiar, but also dynamic and destructive. If Trustkill and Ferret Music were still operating today, VATICAN would be the type of band they would have bred.” Two Guys Metal Reviews states, “Ache Of Eternity is the sort of metallic hardcore record that cracks skulls with its punchy accuracy, tight songwriting and bone breaking breakdowns.”

BLACK MARE: Death Magick Mother Out Now And Streaming Via Magic Bullet; Tour With Junius To Commence This Week

Death Magick Mother is the latest studio offering from Los Angeles, California’s BLACK MARE. Seven songs in length, this documentation captures driving force, Sera Timms, amidst a dynamic cohesion and confluence of inspiration unlike any prior. Whereas previous output operated under a founding principle of rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity toward trace-like escapism, Death Magick Mother is Timms stepping right in front of the lens for a closeup.

Death Magick Mother is out now digitally via Magic Bullet with LPs to follow. Stream the record in full and order yours today at THIS LOCATION.

In their Pick Of The Week, Meat Mead Metal writes, “Timms has had an extensive career with bands including Black Math Horseman and Ides Of Gemini, but Death Magick Mother is her most striking, from-the-bloody-heart recording of her life. She is not letting anyone steamroll her or others, and she is using BLACK MARE as a means of protest and warning. This is a moving, shadowy record that not only sounds amazing but should have like-minded people rising up and fighting alongside her.” Toilet Ov Hell, likens Death Magick Mother to an “endless funeral procession stopping traffic, breaking up the monotony of a rainy Thursday in February,” while Ave Noctum gushes, “the vocals soar over the instrumentals, with Sera’s voice a force of nature amidst bold arrangements that are propelled by crisp production quality. The harmonies feel both fragile and powerful, almost spectral in places, densely layered against ringing guitar chords and slow, steady, funereal percussion. The dynamics of this record feel very carefully considered, and give the impression that creating this album was an extremely cathartic process. It gives the illusion of something much larger than itself.”

Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. Cvlt Nation writes, “Death Magick Mother embodies the power of music to create, effect and destroy, and is a stunning sophomore release and a must have in your record collection,” furthering, “Listening to Timms’ ethereal voice on ‘Ingress To Form,’ it’s no surprise that BLACK MARE was invited to perform at the recent Women’s Mass benefit hosted by The Satanic Temple – there is an electric atmosphere to her music that makes my hairs stand on end and my skin break out in goose bumps, as if she’s harnessing the electromagnetic waves traversing the earth with her voice and directing them with purpose at our self-harming species.” Drunk In A Graveyard concurs, “It is wild, delicate, feminine, and oddly brutal. It is stark and lonely. It is every wave crashing inside my heart, every wild impulse.” Adds Echoing Magazine, “Death Magick Motheris a sonic form of ethereal darkness with pained expressions of minor-key somberness, all brought together by guitars and melodies that seamlessly traverse clean and shimmering tones with moments of distorted anger.”

Mixed by Andrew Clinco of Drab Majesty and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering, on BLACK MARE‘s Death Magick Mother, bolder arrangements lend themselves toward soaring, dynamic vocal melodies, and nuanced harmonization to highly-satisfying effect. Spot-on performances and command of all instrumentation across the spectrum further propels the sense of arrival in mastery over her chosen craft. In many ways, this album is an awakening for both its creator and listeners alike.

Following a recent midnight ceremony in celebration of a total eclipse with France’s Celeste and a women’s mass replete with a bloodletting ritual, BLACK MARE — hailed by Heathen Harvest for instantly creating a, “sacred or ritualistic-themed atmosphere,” in live form — will take on a traditional tour of the western United States in direct support of Junius beginning later this week. See confirmed dates below.

BLACK MARE w/ Junius, Mustard Gas & Roses:

9/21/2017 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ

9/22/2017 The Viper Room – West Hollywood, CA w/ Hours

9/23/2017 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Daxma

9/24/2017 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA

9/25/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Wovoka, Drainage

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

BLACK MARE is the solo project of Sera Timms, vocalist and bassist for Ides Of Gemini and of the now-disbanded Black Math Horseman. With a focus on rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity, BLACK MARE steps outside the collaborative dynamic to reveal a creative process that is all Sera’s own. Her songs traverse hidden realms, fragments of dreams, submerged memories, and mythical imagery. Where Black Math Horseman and Ides Of Gemini demand volume and collusion, BLACK MARE requires quiet contemplation. If Black Math Horseman and Ides Of Gemini seek to summon the deafening roar of inevitability, BLACK MARE delivers its verdicts on cresting waves and solemn whispers. And yet each operates, in its own way, within the darkened spheres of oceanic hypnosis.


This Friday, September 22nd, one of the most potent and highly regarded bands in heavy metal today – Wolves In The Throne Room – will open a portal into their mythic ethereal heathen landscape with the release of Thrice Woven, via their own labelArtemisia Records. On Thrice Woven, WITTR re-imagine black metal as an ode to rain storms, wood smoke and the wild energies of the Pacific Northwest; it a glorious return to the blazing and furious Black Metal that they alone can create. Listen to the album in full today via Noisey.

Thrice Woven begins with “Born from the Serpent?s Eye” a true thrashing black metal epic that is bisected with a haunting northern lament sung by Swedish star Anna von Hausswolff. “The Old Ones Are With Us” opens with the crackling of a fire and the voice of Steve Von Till (Neurosis) invoking the springtime thaw. It then storms into a dirge inspired by 90?s Finnish doom with lyrics that celebrate Imbolc, the holy day which marks the end of winter and the first stirrings of spring. Figures from Norse mythology intertwine with personal heartbreak and rebirth in the bleak “Angrboda.” The song is named after a frost giantess who birthed Fenrir Wolf, a beast who was destined to destroy the world and murder the gods.

A raven?s wings stir the air in the interlude “Mother Owl, Father Ocean.” Anna von Hausswolff returns in a duet with Turkish harpist Zeynep Oyku, forlorn industrial atmospheres haunt the mix, Hausswolff?s lyrics, sung in Swedish, echo over a barren grey seascape. “Fires Roar in the Palace of the Moon” is the classic Cascadian Black Metal epic, the third eye opens to see holy rivers being born from the ice on the tallest peaks, the lyrics offer blessings to the waters of the earth as they flow from the high places to the source of darkness, the ocean.

Catch Wolves In The Throne Room on tour across Planet Earth throughout 2017 in support of Thrice Woven:


September 29 Boise, ID @ Neurolux

September 30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall

October 2 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

October 3 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

October 5 Houston, TX @ White Oak (downstairs)

October 6 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

October 7 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco

October 9 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar

October 10 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Hell

October 11 Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House

October 12 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

October 13 Brooklyn, NY @ Villain

October 14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Villain

October 16 Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft Ballroom

October 17 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall

October 18 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St. Collective

October 20 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole

October 21 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

October 22 Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone

October 23 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge

October 24 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge

October 25 Olympia, WA @ Obsidian

November 12 McDade, TX @ Sound On Sound Festival

November 15 Zagreb, HR @ Vintage Industrial Bar

November 16 Innsbruck, AT @ PMK

November 17 Dresden, CZ @ Beatpol

November 18 Wroclaw, PL @ Firlej

November 19 Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu

November 20 Moscow, RU @ Volta

November 21 St Petersburg, RU @ Opera

November 22 Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia

November 23 Stockholm, SE @ Kraken

November 24 Oslo, NO @ Bla

November 26 Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall

November 27 Bochum, DE @ BHF Langendreer

November 28 Utrecht, NL @ Pandora

November 29 Tilburg, NL @ 013 Popcentre

November 30 London, UK @ Heaven

December 1 Manchester, UK @ Rebellion Club

December 2 Glasgow, UK @ St Luke’s

December 4 Dublin, IRE @ Whelans

December 5 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

December 6 Bristol, UK @ The Fleece

December 7 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt

December 8 Paris, FR @ Glazart

December 9 Limoges, FR @ Festival de Noël #25

December 10 Toulouse, FR @ Le Rex

December 12 Bern, CH @ Dachstock – Reitschule

December 13 Schorndorf, DE @ Club Manufaktur

December 14 Leuven, BE @ Stuk

December 15 Athens, GR @ Gagarin 205

Thrice Woven, track listing:

  1. Born from the Serpent?s Eye
  2. The Old Ones Are With Us
  3. Angrboda
  4. Mother Owl, Father Ocean

5. Fires Roar in the Palace of the Moon


With the release of their third studio album, Lilith, set for October 27th, BUTCHER BABIES have premiered the music video for the album’s title track exclusively with Loudwire. The new video is heavily influenced by the story of Lady Bathory, telling the tale of what lengths some women will go to maintain their youth and beauty. Directed by Strati Hovartos, the video serves as a keen encapsulation of the violence and sensuality that runs deep throughout the band’s upcoming record. Fans can watch the new video for “Lilith” via the link below.

“Lilith” Video Premiere on Loudwire: 

Pre-orders for Lilith are available now at this location. In addition to the release of their new album, BUTCHER BABIES are preparing to embark on a two month Fall tour with Hollywood Undead. A complete list of date can be found below.

BUTCHER BABIES – North American Tour w/ Hollywood Undead

October 1, 2017 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

October 2, 2017 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

October 3, 2017 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live

October 5, 2017 – Tampa, FL @ State Theater

October 6, 2017 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks Live

October 7, 2017 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

October 9, 2017 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground

October 10, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

October 11, 2017 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge

October 13, 2017 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ Club Five

October 14, 2017 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre (SOLD OUT)

October 15, 2017 – Sioux Falls, SD @ The District

October 16, 2017 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s (SOLD OUT)

October 18, 2017 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

October 19, 2017 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station

October 20, 2017 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

October 21, 2017 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

October 23, 2017 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

October 26, 2017 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy (SOLD OUT)

October 27. 2017 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl at The Palms

October 28, 2017 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

October 30, 2017 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

October 31, 2017 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

November 1, 2017 – Vancouver, CAN @ Rickshaw Theatre*

November 3, 2017 – Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center*

November 7, 2017 – Minot, ND @ The Original*

November 8, 2017 – Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center

November 10, 2017 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

November 14, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

November 15, 2017 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live

November 16, 2017 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

November 17, 2017 – Rochester, NY @ Anthology

November 18, 2017 – Portland, ME @ Aura

November 19, 2017 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

November 21, 2017 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

November 22, 2017 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

November 24, 2017 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

November 25, 2017 – Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall

November 26, 2017 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

November 28, 2017 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & The Mine

November 29, 2017 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre

December 1, 2017 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall (SOLD OUT)

December 2, 2017 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman

December 3, 2017 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

December 5, 2017 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion

December 6, 2017 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

December 7, 2017 – Tucson AZ @ Club X

December 9, 2017 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

December 10, 2017 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

December 11, 2017 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

* – Butcher Babies Headlining (No Hollywood Undead)


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