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EYEHATEGOD: Long-Awaited New Full-Length; Live Takeover Looms‏

Next Tuesday, New Orleans iconic riff manglers, EYEHATEGOD, will unleash their first new full-length in nearly 15 years!  Assembled and financed entirely by the band along with US label partners, Housecore Records, the eleven-track long player is already reaping critical adoration from media giants nationally.

In related news, EYEHATEGOD will take to the streets later this month for a near month-long stretch of live intrusions. Scheduled to commence in Atlanta, Georgia on May 28th,the day after the official North American release of the album, the trek will level twenty-six municipalities, coming to a close on June 22nd in Tampa, Florida. Support will come from metallic hardcore legends, Ringworm, and morose punk metal perpetrators, Enabler.

EYEHATEGOD w/ Ringworm, Enabler
5/28/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/29/2014 Drunk Horse – Fayetteville, NC
5/30/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte NC
5/31/2014 611 – Frederick, MD
6/01/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
6/02/2014 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
6/03/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
6/04/2014 American Legion Post 80 – Binghamton, NY
6/05/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
6/06/2014 Even Flow – Long Island, NY
6/07/2014 Europa – Brooklyn, NY
6/08/2014 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA
6/09/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
6/10/2014 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
6/11/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/12/2014 Birdy’s – Indianapolis, IN
6/13/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
6/14/2014 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
6/15/2014 Bottom End Bar – Appleton, WI
6/16/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
6/17/2014 Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY
6/18/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
6/19/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
6/20/2014 Southport – New Orleans, LA
6/21/2014 Dollhouse – Savannah, GA
6/22/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
6/23/2014 Looseys – Gainesville, FL
6/24/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
6/25/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL

VINTERSORG Unveil Their First Ever Video “Lågornas rov”

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VINTERSORG unveil their first ever-video “Lågornas rov.”

VINTERSORG are set to release their brand new album Naturbål on July 8th 2014 in North America via Napalm Records. In conjunction with this release, the Swedish Folk Metal band will re-release their very first album Till Fjälls on vinyl online in the Napalm Records store!

ATTENTION!!! GWAR is Sharpening Blades to Perform at the 5th Annual GWAR B-Q. Tickets go on SALE JUNE 6th‏

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From the depths of the GWAR temple, beneath the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, mutant penguins swim towards America with news of GWAR’s triumphant return to the stage as the headliner at this year’s GWAR B-Q. The 5th annual gathering of meat, metal and mayhem will take place on Saturday, August 16th at Hadad’s Lake in Richmond, VA. Scientists work around the clock to translate the high-pitched chatter of the mutant penguin hoard as they approach landfall.

Conflicting reports indicate that GWAR’s performance will be lead by none other than, original recipe Beefcake the Mighty aka Mike Bishop or quite possibly it was misinterpreted as the Colonel’s original chicken recipe. Who knows? Be there to find out for yourself as this historic metal event unfolds.

Other random Facebook posts and tweets confirm that original Scumdog members will descend on the GWAR B-Q to bear witness to a Viking funeral for Oderus Urungus, whose form will burn upon the SS Boat as he makes his journey back to Valhalla and beyond. This public memorial will be held from 4pm-7pm on Friday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake in Richmond, VA. and is open to even the lowliest of bohabs.

The nut busting anticipation mounts as bohabs from across the globe await the release of GWAR B-Q ticket sale date, June 6th. How do I get tickets, you ask? Tickets will be sold exclusively on the GWAR B-Q website.

FINNTROLL to Release ‘Natten Med De Levande Finntroll’ June 17th in North American via Spinefarm Records

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Since its inception in 1997, Helsinki’s FINNTROLL has been one of the strangest and most original entities on the international folk/heathen metal scene. Drawing their subject matter from the Olden Days when the Southern plague called Christianity hadn’t yet swept over every forest, nook and cranny of Scandinavia’s troll-laden woodlands and telling tales about eradicating mankind (starting with the men of cloth), FINNTROLL’s – for lack of a better expression – death metal polka, has been a genre unto itself. Inimitable.

One of the most unexpected success stories in extreme metal ever, these outlandish oompah oddballs have paved way for countless succeeding pagan metal acts, becoming a key act in conceiving the scene that these days virtually dominates the European metal festival stages. The band’s initial breakthrough begun with 2001′s “Jakten’s Tid“, and from then on it has been an ever-expanding story both success-wise and musically, currently with remarkable chart success in Germany and Scandinavia, and incorporating several types of ethnic world music to their mad musical mayhem.

A tireless touring act, the unquenchably thirsty trolls have wreaked damage on stages big and small in all the corners of the Earth. Yet until now there has never been an official FINNTROLL live recording available anywhere. Finally, Tuesday June 17th will witness the uncaging of the live album Natten Med De Levande Finntroll (Night with the living FINNTROLL), the exhibit of what a cadre of alcohol-fueled trolls can do when leashed upon a live audience.

No, this is not the Night of the Living Dead, this is FINNTROLL in full flight as witnessed onstage Amsterdam’s prestigious Melkweg Concert Hall on September 20th, 2008; violently energetic, blatantly in your face, stark-barking-mad and fun as a barrel of monkeys!

Track Listing
01. Kitteldags
02. Slaget Vid Blodsälv
03. Blodnatt
04. Nedgång
05. Nattfödd
06. Ursvamp
07. Eliytres
08. Aldhissla
09. Jaktens Tid
10. Rivfader
11. Korpens Saga
12. Trollhammaren
13. Fiskarens Fiende
14. Svartberg
15. Försvinn Du Som Lyser
16. Midnattens Widunder
17. En Mäktig Här
18. Det Iskalla Trollblodet
19. Segersång

NEUROSIS Confirms Stateside Performances Including Southwest Terror Fest; First Australian Tour Booked‏

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Directly following their recent declaration of an impending European Summer tour, which includes several major festival appearances and performances in territories where they’ve never before played, NEUROSIS now announces new stateside shows as well as their first tour of Australia.

Continuing their most intense bout of touring in more than two decades, still steadily supporting their heralded 2012-released, Honor Found In Decay, NEUROSIS will return to European soil this Summer. From June 28th through July 3rd, the Euro routing includes performances at both the massive annual Graspop Metal Meeting in Bessel, Belgium, as well as the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland, after which they’ll plow through Germany, Croatia and Greece.

Exactly one month after returning from Europe, NEUROSIS will finally make their way across the southern Pacific, bound for Australia on their first ever tour of the continent. The six-city Australian inundation will see the pack ripping through Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney between July 4th and 9th, with two shows scheduled in Sydney.

NEUROSIS has also been confirmed as one of the key headliners at Arizona’s Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front. The third installment of this ever-expanding, now four-day event, will consume Tucson October 16th through 19th, with main acts Goatsnake and Sunn O))) in addition to NEUROSIS, who will headline Saturday, October 18th with support from The Body, Author & Punisher and Sorxe. In conjunction with their SWTF trip, the band will invade Denver on Sunday, October 19th with support from Subrosa and In The Company Of Serpents before dispersing and returning to their respective homes.

NEUROSIS Tour Dates
6/28/2014 Graspop Festival – Bessel, Belgium
6/29/2014 Tuska Open Air Metal Festival – Helsinki, Finland
6/30/2014 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
7/01/2014 Jedinstvo-Pogon – Zagreb, Croatia
7/02/2014 Astra – Berlin, Germany
7/03/2014 Fuzz Live Music Club – Athens, Greece
8/04/2014 The Hi Fi – Brisbane, Australia w/ Hope Drone
8/05/2014 HQ – Adelaide, Australia w/ Space Bong
8/06/2014 Capitol – Perth, Australia w/ Drowning Horse
8/07/2014 The Corner Hotel – Melbourne, Australia w/ Clagg
8/08/2014 The Hi Fi – Melbourne, Australia w/ Whitehorse
8/09/2014 Manning Bar – Sydney, Australia w/ Adrift for Days
10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest
10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents

ELUVEITIE: Announce North American Tour this Fall!‏

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Swiss folk-metal pioneers, ELUVEITIE, will return to North America once again for a headlining tour this Fall! The band will be touring in support of their highly-anticipated follow-up to Helvetios (2012), with the release of their new album, Origins, this August.

Origins will be released on August 1st (EUR), August 4th (UK) and on August 5th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. Cover artwork was created by none other than the group?s mastermind himself, Chrigel Glanzmann. Origins was recorded once again with producer Tommy Vetterli (KREATOR, CORONOR) at New Sound Studios in Switzerland.

ELUVEITIE, TYR, METSATÖLL
09/19/14 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/20/14 Charlotte, NC – Chop Shop
09/21/14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/22/14 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
09/23/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
09/25/14 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
09/26/14 San Antonio, TX – Tequila Room at Backstage Live
09/27/14 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
09/29/14 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
10/02/14 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
10/03/14 San Diego, CA – Ramona Mainstage
10/04/14 Sacramento, CA – Assembly Music Hall
10/05/14 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Opera House
10/06/14 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/07/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/08/14 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
10/10/14 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
10/11/14 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
10/13/14 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
10/14/14 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
10/15/14 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/16/14 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
10/17/14 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater
10/18/14 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/19/14 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
10/21/14 Boston, MA – Royale
10/22/14 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Devourment Announce Lineup Reformation + US and South American Tour Dates‏

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DEVOURMENT have announced a major lineup change that sees the band regressing to the sewage from which they were originally conceived. After nearly 10 and 20 years, respectively, Eric Park and Mike Majewski have decided to leave the group to pursue other things. Their absence has ushered in the return of two of DEVOURMENT’s most hailed players. DEVOURMENT co-founder Brad Fincher has reclaimed the drum throne, and Ruben Rosas has come back, sans guitar, to once again provide guttural filth on the mic. Rosas made his unique style of vocal assault infamous on the band’s legendary 1999 debut LP Molesting the Decapitated,and is known by true death metal aficionados to tout some of the lowest, sickest growls on the planet. The originator of the DEVOURMENT name and overall vision of groove-oriented, Texas style brutality that became the hallmark of the band’s sound, Brad Fincher co-wrote and performed drums on the early demos, Molesting the Decapitated, and the 1.3.8.compilation, which includes DEVOURMENT’s signature slammer, “Babykiller“.

In addition to that personnel shift, incumbent bassist Chris Andrews has taken over the role of guitar, where he will be debuting his crushing style worthy of the DEVOURMENT lineage – pushing it forward into more extreme and punishing directions.

The band will debut this new lineup starting July 12th in Dallas, TX  followed by a series of US tour dates and special appearances at Philadelphia’s This Is Hardcore Fest, New York Deathfest, and Louisville Deathfest. Additionally the band has confirmed a run of South American dates this August plus an appearance at Germany’s Essen Deathfest.  A full list of dates is available below with more details to be announced soon.

DEVOURMENT released their fourth full-length and Relapse debut Conceived in Sewage in early 2013. The Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal) produced album was the group’s heaviest and most critically acclaimed album to date.

DEVOURMENT Tour Dates
Jul 12 Dallas TX Reno’s Chop Shop
Jul 18 Little Rock AR Stickyz
Jul 19 Chicago IL Underground Lounge
Jul 20 Cleveland OH The Foundry
Jul 21 Rochester NY The Bug Jar
Jul 22 Baltimore MD The Sidebar
Jul 23 Boston MA The Church
Jul 24 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory TIHC Afterparty
Jul 25 Secaucus NJ The Blue Room
Jul 26 Brooklyn NY Deathfest @ St Vitus Bar
Aug 9 Louisville KY Louisville Deathfest

South American Tour
Aug 15 Bogota, Colombia
Aug 16 Quito, Ecuador
Aug 17 Lima Peru
Aug 22 La Paz , Bolivia
Aug 23 Santiago , Chile
Aug 24 Santiago, Chile
Aug 27-30 Brasil

Oct 11 Essen, Germany Essen Deathfeast @Turock

Hard Rockers DEAD END SKY Release New Single & Lyric Video for ‘When You Fall’ + Announce Headline Show in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, CA modern hard rockers DEAD END SKY aren’t new to the hard rock scene, noting connections to bands like Five Finger Death PunchDevolved and Deadsett. If you are just learning about them, now is the perfect time for you to check out the band’s new single/lyric video for the track ‘When You Fall’;

You can also catch DEAD END SKY live as they headline Loaded (21+) this Friday, May 16, with support from SNew, GlamSkanks, Suicide Jones, and Art of Shock. The show begins at 8:00PM and is $10.  Loaded is located at 6377 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.

Formed in 2013, DEAD END SKY is based in Los Angeles and led by Ex-Devolved frontman Kyle Zemanek.  The band’s sound is described as “soaring vocals backed with crushing rhythms and dark, heartfelt ballads.  This is the definition of modern hard rock in 2014.

Zemanek’s history includes a short stint as original vocalist for metal juggernauts Five Finger Death Punch.  He also was vocalist/songwriter for Deadsett, a band which featured in its ranks, Chris Howorth (In This Moment), Matt Snell (ex-Five Finger Death Punch), Jeff Fabb (Filter, ex-In This MomentJames Durbin), and Travis Johnson (In This Moment).

Joining Zemanek in the group are Rich Abronson (lead guitar), Dan Bartlett (bass), and Masa Oishi (drums). DEAD END SKY recorded at the world famous NRG recording studio in North Hollywood with veteran engineer Josh Newell (Linkin ParkAvril Lavigne,Intronaut).

DEAD END SKY’s self-titled debut album was mixed by acclaimed producer/mixer Brian Virtue (30 Seconds to MarsChevelle,Puddle of Mudd, Jane’s AddictionAll That RemainsShadows Fall).  It was mastered by Paul Logus (Stone SourAnthrax,VolbeatHellyeah).

Classic Heavy Metal Band MINDCAGE Releases New Single and Lyric Video for ‘The One Constant’

Michael Wagener- Mixed Special Edition of Dystopian Concept Album “Our Own Devices” Hitting Digital Stores this Summer via AetherWax 

Fans of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Rush and Queensryche - Take Note!

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Groundbreaking heavy metal band MINDCAGE puts a fresh, conceptual spin on an internationally-embraced classic heavy metal sound, originally established by artists like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Not unlike the aforementioned groups, MINDCAGE serves up a potent blend of heavy melodies mixed with progressive influences à la Rush, but offers a unique steampunk twist to the theme of the music.

Florida-natives MINDCAGE released their new concept album, Our Own Devices, in September 2013, but are pleased to announce that they will enter triple-platinum producer Michael Wagener’s WireWorld studio (Ozzy OsbourneAcceptMegadeth, Alice Cooper, Helloween) next month to mix even more songs for a special edition version. The original version of Our Own Devices was self-produced by the band and engineered by Wagener, so his familiarity with the project will only add to the potency of the special edition, coming this summer.

The special edition of Our Own Devices will include exclusive, never-before-released live footage from the band?s headlining performance at this year’s Florida-based Comic Con event, Pensacon. Our Own Devices also includes the band’s new single “The One Constant”, which can be streamed via lyric video now:

The track will hit radio on May 19th and will be available via iTunes on May 20th. (more…)

WHITECHAPEL Debut Video For “Our Endless War” North American Tour Starts Today‏

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WHITECHAPEL are kicking off their North American tour tonight in St. Louis, MO.  On the first two dates, support will come from label-mates Revocation and Rivers of Nihil.  Beginning May 17th WHITECHAPEL joins up with DevilDriver for a co-headlining tour. Support on the tour will come from Revocation, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Fit For an Autopsy.  The tour runs from May 17th in Denver, CO through June 23rd in Austin, TX.

In conjunction with the tour kickoff, WHITECHAPEL are debuting their new video for the title track from Our Endless War.  The video features life performance footage and was directed by Naughty Mantis.

WHITECHAPEL w/ Revocations and Rivers of Nihil
5/14: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/15: Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar

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

8/7: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall*
8/8: Ottawa, ON @ Ritual*
8/9: Montreal, QC @ Parterre Parc Jean-Drapeau – Heavy MTL 2014**
8/10: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/12: Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
*With Stick To Your Guns
**Festival Appearance

NADER SADEK: Video From Morphing Elite Metal Collective Now Playing‏

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Three years subsequent to the formation of elite metal project, NADER SADEK, and the release of the collective’s debut album, In The Flesh, today the final video from the album has been released.

Following several other extremely layered videos to emerge since the album’s release, in the final video for In The Flesh, the curse of petroleum traps faceless protagonists in a vicious cycle of dismemberment and rebirth, with the song, “Re:Mechanic.” Breaking down body parts and re-appropriating them into engine parts, the infernal Machine accumulates those parts in order to extend and intensify this process. Caught in this loop, the song functions as a ritual that links the divine skies with the underground; an ancient past with the cradle of damnation.

Musically, “Re:Mechanic” was re-recorded with vocals by Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), backing vocals by Mike Hrubovac (Monstrosity, Vile) and Tim Rocheny (Mausoleum), drums by Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), main guitars from Rune Eriksen (Ava Inferi, ex-Mayhem), leads from Orestis Nalmpantis, and bass by Kelly Conlon (Pessimist, ex-Death, Monstrosity). Yet in the ever-morphing fashion of the NADER SADEK entity, the video hosts an altered cast. While Eriksen and Mounier are featured, the rest of the filmed lineup is rounded out with bassist and vocalist Novy Nowak (Condemnation, ex-Vader), as well as SADEK himself not only directing the video but also appearing as the Desert Druid.

An even different incarnation of the NADER SADEK collective will perform live once again this month, with six shows booked in Canada, Italy, Switzerland and France between May 20th and 27th. The touring lineup for this run will include Travis Ryan, Martin Rygiel, Rune Eriksen, Bobby Koelble and Flo Mounier.

NADER SADEK Live
5/20/2014 Le Petit Campus – Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5/23/2014 Traffic – Rome, Italy
5/24/2014 Cycle Club – Calenzano, Florence, Italy
5/25/2014 Circolo Colony, Bresciara, Italy
5/26/2014 Sunset Bar – Martigny, Switzerland
5/27/2014 Le Klub – Paris, France

FALLUJAH: Bay Area Tech-Death Collective Completes Second Full-Length For Unique Leader Release‏

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Unique Leader Records is proud to announce the completion and pending release of the new full-length from San Francisco-based cutting-edge death metal outfit, FALLUJAH.

Having just wrapped-up production on their highly anticipated follow up to 2011′s The Harvest Wombs, FALLUJAH will bombard the masses in 2014 with what is surely one of the freshest and most emotive metal albums to be released in years, entitled The Flesh Prevails. The album was mixed, mastered and engineered by Zach Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California over the course of a few months and features guest appearances from Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist) and the voice of Roniit Alkayam. The cover artwork was a collaborative effort between Poland’s Tomasz Alen Kopera and the band’s vocalist, Alex Hofmann.

The Flesh Prevails is set to be released during FALLUJAH’s participation in this year’s crushing Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore and more. A confirmed street date, track listing, and deafening serenades from this brutalizing exhibition will be released in the coming days.

BLACK ANVIL: New Tune Now Playing At Stereogum; ‘Hail Death’ Release Date Draws Near‏

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In less than two weeks, Hail Death, the long-anticipated new studio offering from New York’s BLACK ANVIL, will rear its gnarled head upon the masses. In anticipation of its final descent, today the band hurls forth a new track, “Until The End.”

Hail Death, which comes festooned in the ominous cover creations of Metastazis (Behemoth, Alcest, Black Dahlia Murder), will be released via Relapse Records in North America/UK/World on May 27th, 2014 preceded by Germany/Benelux/Finland on May 24th, 2014

Following the record’s release later this month, on July 20th, 2014 BLACK ANVIL will bring their caustic compositions to the stage of Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar where they’ll perform Hail Death in its entirety! Sponsored by Noisey, the band will be joined by Psalm Zero, Fantom Warior and Yellow Eyes with additional live infiltrations to be announced in the weeks to come.

BLACK ANVIL Live 2014
7/20/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY *playing Hail Death in its entirety w/ Psalm Zero, Fantom Warior, Yellow Eyes

SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III: THE WESTERN FRONT Tucson-Based Extreme Music Fest Announces 2014 Lineup – Neurosis, Sunn O))), Goatsnake & More Confirmed‏

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The promoters of Tucson, Arizona’s SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST have finalized the massive lineup for the 2014 installment of the event, unveiling an incredible listing of bands that takes this now annual extreme metal gathering up to an entirely new level.

On October 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, 2014, the third episode of the only major multi-day metal festival to annually invade the lower western territory of the US will bring an incredible collective of bands into Tucson for SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III: THE WESTERN FRONT. Having stepped up the hosting venues for this year’s gathering, the three main nights’ events will be held at the historic Rialto Theatre in Tucson, with the kickoff show on Thursday and each night’s after show throwdowns taking place at nearby The District Tavern.

The need for more space comes due to the influx of more major name bands sanctioned to take part in SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III. Headlining acts for this year include the unstoppable and ever-morphing NEUROSIS, lords of decimating drone, SUNN O))), and riff rock kingpins, GOATSNAKE. The rest of the lineup is set to include a widespread mix of national and local bands, with PELICAN, -16-, THE BODY, EAGLE TWIN, BAPTISTS, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, THE FUCKING WRATH, PRIMITIVE MAN, BLACKQUEEN, NIGHT DEMON, OBLITERATIONS, NORTH, TAKE OVER AND DESTROY, SECRETS OF THE SKY, GODHUNTER, SEX PRISONER, SORXE, TWINGIANT, SPIRITUAL SHEPHERD, WINDMILL OF CORPSES and CONQUEROR WORM confirmed to perform.

SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST was conceived and implemented in 2011 by members of Tucson-based underground acts GODHUNTER, INOCULARA, DISEASED REASON and GREAT AMERICAN TRAGEDY in conjunction with local venues and businesses, in order to bring a full-bore event to underground music fans the Southwestern portion of the country. 2012′s event doubled in size from the maiden voyage, and now the third installment of the crushing event will bring more auditory damage to the city than ever before.

Actual day-to-day lineups, ticketing info/packages and more on SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III will be released in the coming weeks.

Municipal Waste Guitarist Launches Living Fast Episode 2‏

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Living Fast is a heavy metal talk show created by Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste/Volture/BAT). The first episode, which debuted in February to the riotous approval from diehard metal fans globally, featured John Gallagher of Raven. The second episode, divided into two parts, takes place in Europe during the Caulture Shock Tour with Cauldron and Waste’s heavy metal band, Volture.

Waste elaborates, “We did all the filming and interviews on the fly giving it a different vibe from the first episode. This time around we broke it into two parts because of the multitude of footage. Part one mostly covers the UK with interviews from Jeff ‘Mantas’ Dunn and Tony ‘Demolition Man’ Dolan (Venom, Atomkraft, M:Pire Of Evil) and several other NWOBHM bands during Brofest 2 in Newcastle. We also visited a couple British heavy metal landmarks and dubbed multiple ‘Headbangers Of The Month’ across mainland Europe.

Enjoy Part 1 here and stay tuned for a lot more tour antics in Part 2 as well as an exclusive interview with Michael Denner of Mercyful Fate. “

CYNIC announce North American tour dates‏

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Progressive, hard rock innovators CYNIC have announced a string of North American tour dates. The trek, which starts on July 6 in Vancouver, BC, will see the band perform select dates in the US and Canada before concluding on August 12 in New York City. CYNIC will also be trekking to Canada for an exclusive performance as part of the Heavy Montreal festival in early August. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

CYNIC tour dates w/LESSER KEY and WE ARE THE CITY
7/6 Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
7/8 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
7/10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
7/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Filmore
7/12 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

w/LESSER KEY and THE REIGN OF KINDO
8/7 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
8/8 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
8/9 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
8/10 Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/12 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

HOUR OF PENANCE UNVEILS MUSIC VIDEO; NEW ALBUM ‘REGICIDE’ OUT TODAY‏

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Today, the Italian death metal quartet HOUR OF PENANCE celebrates the release of their new album, “Regicide,” with the unveiling of their first-ever music video for the album track “Reforging The Crown.” Drummer James Payne commented, “Based on the concept of the album, the video describes the predominance of evil on the church with the priest’s nightmare. After various scenes of obvious presence of malice in the house of the preacher of Christ, the nightmare materializes, crowning first and then killing the priest. End the millennial regime of those who have stifled freedom. Kill the kings!”

HOUR OF PENANCE will support the new release this summer alongside label mates Septicflesh as well as Fleshgod Apocalypse and Necronomicon on the “Conquerors of the World” tour! Full dates are below.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
5/17 Trezzo Sull’adda Mi, Italy – Metalitalia Festival
5/31 Bari, Italy – Bloodfest @ Demode Disco Club
6/22 Springfield, VA – Empire #
6/23 Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13 #
6/24 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
6/25 Cambridge, MA – Middle East #
6/26 Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus #
6/27 Toronto, ON – Opera House #
6/28 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry #
6/29 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s #
6/31 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock #
7/1 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre #
7/3 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room #
7/4 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre #
7/5 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven #
7/6 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge #
7/7 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House #
7/8 West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues #
7/9 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon #
7/10 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto #
7/12 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
9/7 Valletta, MT – Malta Death Fest
# with Septicflesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Necronomicon

Experimental Black Metal band HYPERBOREAN release 2nd full length album “Mythos of the Great Pestilence”‏

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This May Swedish Experimental Black Metal Duo HYPERBOREAN will release their 2nd full length album entitled “Mythos of the Great Pestilence” in digital format, the album will be made available through all major download sites (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.) “Mythos of the Great Pestilence” was mixed by Magnus Devo Andersson (Marduk) and recorded in 2013 at Endarker Studio Sweden with Fredrik Widigs (Marduk) performing the drumming duties.

A lyric video for the title track ‘The Great Pestilence

Unique Leader Records Announces Showcase This June Featuring Disgorge, Condemned, Arkaik, Unmerciful, Alterbeast And More!‏

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Unique Leader Records, label hideaway of all things technical, extreme and flagrantly brutal, in cooperation with the sound assassins at Rock The Nation USA, is pleased to announce their first annual label showcase next month. Set to take place on June 15th at The Black Castle in Los Angeles, the scathing, ten-band takeover will feature ear-bleeding performances by Disgorge (USA), Condemned, Arkaik, Unmerciful, Inanimate Existence, The Kennedy Veil, Alterbeast, Euphoric Defilement, Omnihility, and special guests, Mouth Of The Serpent.

Doors for the all-ages show are at 4:00pm. To purchase tickets go here.

TRAP THEM: New song ‘Organic Infernal’ streaming now‏

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Extreme hardcore pioneers TRAP THEM have unleashed the lacerating new song “Organic Infernal” from their long-awaited June 10 release “Blissfucker“!

Recorded with longtime collaborator Kurt Ballou (Converge, Skeletonwitch) at Godcity Studios, “Blissfucker” – the follow-up to TRAP THEM’s 2011 Prosthetic debut “Darker Handcraft,” the best-selling vinyl release in the label’s history — contains 45+ minutes of unrestrained, unmedicated, unapologetic displays of depression, desperation and blasphemy.

Immediately following the release of “Blissfucker,” the band will head overseas to appear at the renowned Danish heavy metal festival Copenhell while also making a stop in Oslo, Norway to perform a one-off headlining gig. TRAP THEM will then return to the States to play the sold-out Deathwish Fest alongside Converge in Cambridge, Mass. Full dates can be found below.

Upcoming Appearances
6/11-6/13 Refshaleoen, DK – Copenhell Festival
6/14 Oslo, NO – Blitz (w/Haust & Next Life)
7/22 Cambridge,MA – Deathwish Fest (w/Converge) @ Middle East (Downstairs)
7/23 Cambridge,MA – Deathwish Fest (w/Converge) @ Middle East (Downstairs)

HOUR OF PENANCE TEASE NEW SINGLE/MUSIC VIDEO‏

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Italian death metal quartet HOUR OF PENANCE have unveiled a short teaser of their sacrilegious music video for their new song “Reforging The Crown“! The full video — which coincides with the themes of their new album, “Regicide” (that is, destruction, rebirth and the killing of the king) — will be revealed early next week!

Regicide,” HOUR OF PENANCE’s sixth album, will be released in North America next Tuesday. Following their upcoming live appearances in their home country, the band will join label mates Septicflesh and fellow Italian metal horde Fleshgod Apocalypse on the North American “Conquerors of the World” tour.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
5/17 Trezzo Sull’adda Mi, Italy – Metalitalia Festival
5/31 Bari, Italy – Bloodfest @ Demode Disco Club
6/22 Springfield, VA – Empire #
6/23 Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13 #
6/24 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
6/25 Cambridge, MA – Middle East #
6/26 Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus #
6/27 Toronto, ON – Opera House #
6/28 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry #
6/29 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s #
6/31 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock #
7/1 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre #
7/3 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room #
7/4 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre #
7/5 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven #
7/6 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge #
7/7 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House #
7/8 West Hollywood, CA — House of Blues #
7/9 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon #
7/10 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto #
7/12 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
9/7 Valletta, MT – Malta Death Fest
# with Septicflesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Necronomicon

WOLVHAMMER Release Single From Upcoming Profound Lore Album ‘Clawing Into Black Sun’

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The first track to be released from WOLVHAMMER’s upcoming third LP, Clawing Into Black Sun, is now playing at Decibel Magazine, well in advance of the album’s impending July release date.

Profound Lore will release Clawing Into Black Sun on Tuesday, July 8th, WOLVHAMMER’s second full-length for the label. The outfit’s amalgamation of black metal and death rock surges with self-infliction, abuse, and debauchery with nearly fifty minutes of brand new material. Recorded by the nucleus of WOLVHAMMER — vocalist Adam Clemans (Shaidar Logoth), guitarist Jeff Wilson (Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves, Doomsday, ex-Nachtmystium), and drummer Heath Rave (ex-Across Tundras) — in March at Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis with Dan Jensen at the soundboard the band’s songwriting and delivery has developed immensely, culminating in their best work to date on Clawing Into Black Sun, which bears artwork by cohort Stavros Giannopoulos (The Atlas Moth, Chrome Waves, Twilight).

Additional news on Clawing Into Black Sun and a slew of WOLVHAMMER tour dates are nearing announcement in the weeks ahead as the album nears release.

NEUROSIS Announces Summer European Live Performances‏

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NEUROSIS has announced a new round of live performances across Europe this Summer, continuing their voyage in support of the staggering, Honor Found In Decay LP. As part of this new expedition, the band will be heading to places they’ve never before performed.

Steve Von Till comments, “We feel very lucky to be able to return to European soil this summer. This brief journey will mark only our second time in Finland, and the first time ever for Neurosis to bring our music to Croatia and Greece. How very fortunate we are to be able to perform there, see new places and meet new people. And of course it is always good to be with friends and family in Germany!”

NEUROSIS Summer 2014 Performances
6/28/2014 GRASPOP Festival – Bessel, Belgium
6/29/2014 Tuska Open Air Metal Festival – Helsinki, Finland
6/30/2014 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
7/01/2014 Jedinstvo-Pogon – Zagreb, Croatia
7/02/2014 Astra – Berlin, Germany
7/03/2014 Fuzz Live Music Club – Athens, Greece

ORIGIN: New Album Details Revealed

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Genre defining technical death metal giants, ORIGIN, will release Omnipresent on July 8, 2014 in North America via Nuclear Blast (and on Agonia Records on July 4th in Europe). Omnipresent was recorded with longtime producer/engineer Robert Rebeck at Chapman Recording in Lenexa, KS. The album was mixed and mastered at Menegroth – The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston, and features artwork once again by Colin Marks (NEVERMORE, KATAKLYSM, EXODUS). Omnipresent marks the recording debut of Jason Keyser (ex-SKINLESS), who has being touring with ORIGIN as their vocalist since the release of Entity.

ORIGIN will tour North America this Summer from July 17 ? August 10 on Summer Slaughter Tour with MORBID ANGEL, DYING FETUS and THE FACELESS among others. Following that run the band will be embark on a US secondary market tour before heading to Europe in the Fall.

SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR NORTH AMERICA 2014
MORBID ANGEL, DYING FETUS, THE FACELESS, THY ART IS MURDER, GOATWHORE, ORIGIN, DECREPIT BIRTH, WITHIN THE RUINS, FALLUJAH
7/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
7/18 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
7/22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
7/23 – Denver, CO @ Summit
7/25 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/26 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
7/27 – Dallas, TX @ GMBG
7/29 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
7/30 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
8/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
8/02 – Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
8/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
8/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/06 – Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
8/07 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
8/08 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/09 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

ALLEGAEON Return With ‘Elements of the Infinite’ Out June 24th in North America on Metal Blade Records‏

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With change comes new ideas, and Elements of The Infinite is the culmination of a flurry of new ideas within ALLEGAEON. It is, in essence, an album with a chip on its shoulder, a point to prove, and a big step out of the shadows from its predecessor. With two new members, the band is in a very different place than they’ve ever been, and the music reflects that.

Elements of the Infinite was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado Feb-April 2014. Otero’s work has been more prominent in the last few years – some fans may have heard his work on the latest Cattle Decapitation album, Cephalic Carnage, and more.

Elements of the Infinite will be released on June 24, 2014 in North America, and June 23 in the UK/Europe and June 20 in the European G|A|S territories.  ALLEGAEON have completed work on a video for the song “1.618″.

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