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LOCRIAN: Noisey Premieres Single From Relapse-Bound Infinite Dissolution LP Alongside Interview On 10th Anniversary Of Band

A suffocating new tide of cerebral blackened/industrial audio from Relapse Records’ LOCRIAN today rises with a vengeance with an exclusive premiere of the outfit’s “Heavy Water,” culled from the rapidly approaching flood of their Electrical Audio-recorded Infinite Dissolution LP.

 

Paired with the “Heavy Water” audio, Noisey interrogates all three members of the LOCRIAN unit breaking down the creation of their latest works, their plans for their tenth anniversary commemoration this year, and how we live in the midst of our own demise on a daily basis. A segment of the feature offers of Infinite Dissolution, “It might not seem that a record steeped in concepts of man’s inevitable extinction and his inability to face his starring role in his own demise would contain as much staggering beauty as crushing despair, yet Chicago-Baltimore experimental trio Locrian strikes a perfect balance of the two on its upcoming sixth full-length, Infinite Dissolution… Perhaps it’s no surprise from a band that has been masterfully conjuring and destroying alternate universes through music for nearly ten years and more than double that number of releases, with each one providing challenging sonic adventures and evocative perspectives on the physical state of the world around us.”

 

Traverse LOCRIAN’s “Heavy Water” at Noisey now at THIS LOCATION.

 

Infinite Dissolution‘s three-part “An Index Of Air” is also streaming via Soundcloud HERE and YouTube HERE.

 

Several new live performances from the Chicago/Baltimore-based outfit have been secured as LOCRIAN prepares to inundate sectors of the planet in multiple waves throughout the year. A string of Midwestern shows is already underway for next month, with a headlining show confirmed in Detroit July 17th and a show with Liturgy on the 18th in Chicago confirmed, and more cities expected to be added to this run. With a West Coast tour coming together for August, special tenth anniversary performance plans coming together for the Autumn months, and a European invasion likely for early next year, these shows are only the beginning.

 

LOCRIAN Live:

7/17/2015 Small’s Bar – Detroit, MI w/ Beast in the Field, Beset by Creatures Of The Deep

7/18/2015 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Liturgy

 

Infinite Dissolution will see North American release on July 24th, 2015 on CD, vinyl and digital formats. View the trailer for the album RIGHT HERE and check out physical preorder options HERE, and digital preorders via BandCamp HERE and iTunes HERE.

 

Recorded at Steve Albini-owned/operated Electrical Audio in Chicago, produced by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian Circles), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and with artwork based on a massive installation by sculptor David Altmejd, Infinite Dissolution is a multi-part concept album dealing with the struggle of human extinction; a seamless and harrowing blend of dark ambience, drone, black metal, post-rock, and power electronics, and the perfect manifestation of modern, forward-thinking experimental music. Amidst their nearly two-dozen releases over the past decade, Infinite Dissolution will mark LOCRIAN‘s second album for the diverse Relapse roster as it hits the street in late July, amidst the band’s celebration of its tenth anniversary. Another dark and cinematic work of exceptional aural artistry the band, Infinite Dissolution presents nearly fifty minutes of material more epic and foreboding than anything in their extensive catalog.

 

 

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SHATTERED SUN Reveals Exclusive Guitar, Bass and Drum Play-Through Videos

Catch SHATTERED SUN on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL!

Debut Album Hope Within Hatred Out Now via Victory Records

Get Your Copy Now: iTunes | Amazon Music | Spotify

Texas metal frontrunners SHATTERED SUN have revealed four brand new play-through gear videos ? including guitars, bass, and drums ? available for viewing now. Check out the links below and get ready to witness SHATTERED SUN on this summer?s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, kicking off next week!

Guitars via GearGods.net

Bass via BassPlayer.com

Drums via DrumMagazine.com ? Part 1 | Part 2

All tracks from these videos are cut from SHATTERED SUN?s recently released debut album, Hope Within Hatred, which is available now in-stores, online at

Tunes | Amazon Music | Spotify

and wherever digital music is sold. Hope Within Hatred debuted at #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock charts, as well as within the Top 20 on the iTunes Metal chart and Top 50 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

In addition to SHATTERED SUN ripping up North America on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on the Victory Records Stage all summer long, fans can see the band this fall on the ?We Sold Our Souls To Metal Tour? alongside Soulfly, Soilwork and Decapitated. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

SHATTERED SUN Performance Dates on the 2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL:

6/26 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater

6/27 ? San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater

6/28 ? Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater

6/30 ? Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater

7/1 ? Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater

7/3 ? Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater

7/4 ? Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

7/8 ? Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

7/10 ? Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Kilpsch Amphitheater

7/11 ? Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater

7/12 ? Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

7/15 ? Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach

7/17 ? Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center

7/18 ? Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion

7/19 ? Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre

7/21 ? Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24 ? Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

7/25 ? Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center

7/26 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach

7/29 ? Atlanta, GA @ Aaron?s Amphitheater at Lakewood

7/31 ? San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall

8/1 ? Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/2 ? Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater

7/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden

8/1 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater

W/ SOULFLY, SOILWORK & DECAPITATED

9/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

10/1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

10/2 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/3 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

10/4 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre

10/6 – Kelowna, BC @ Level Nightclub

10/7 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite

10/8 – Saskatoon, SK @ O?Brians Event Centre

10/9 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre

10/10 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall

10/11 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

10/12 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom

10/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom

10/14 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House Concert Venue

10/15 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

10/16 – Worcester, MA @ Worcester Palladium – Rock & Shock

10/18 – Columbus, OH @ Northland Performing Arts Center

10/19 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

10/20 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre

10/21 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar

10/22 – Knoxville, TN @ The International

10/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

10/24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

10/25 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre

10/27 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

10/28 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage

10/29 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!

10/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre

10/31 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red – NO SOULFLY

11/1 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick – NO SOULFLY

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HOPE DRONE: New Hymn From Australian Atmospheric Blackened Sludge Alchemists Now Playing At Cvlt Nation

“All rivers diverge from centre; Torrents rage through clutching fingers; Stealing into the nothing…” –
HOPE DRONE‘s “Riverbeds Hewn In Marrow”

 

Cloak Of Ash is the imminent new full-length from Australian atmospheric blackened sludge metal alchemists, HOPE DRONE. Their debut for Relapse, Cloak Of Ash was captured by Christopher Brownbill (Idylls, Throes, Coffin Birth) at Wavelength Studios and Underground Audio in Brisbane, Australia, mixed by Brownbill and the band (also at Wavelength Studios), and mastered by Brad Boatright (Yob, High On Fire, Integrity) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon. A seven-track stroke of sonic enormity fusing panicked, poignant atmospheres with the uncompromising heaviness of a thousand tidal waves, the record is reminiscent of the lush yet isolated resonance of bands like Vattnet Viskar, Wolves In The Throne Room, Woods Of Desolation and Altar Of Plagues without replicating them. Indeed, Cloak Of Ash is at once dynamic and textured; nihilistic, doomed and hopeless draped in the dejected dissonance of the prophecy of a dying planet.

 

As a precursor to Cloak Of Ash‘s official emergence next month, today the desolation-dealers a Cvlt Nation offer up second track, “Riverbeds Hewn In Marrow,” for public appreciation. Issues the band of the track, “‘Riverbeds Hewn In Marrow’ is about the frailty of human life. It is about holding your loved ones close, in a world that seeks to tear them away into the quiet.”

 

Adds Cvlt Nation, “Have you ever wondered what it feels like when all of existence is sucked into a black hole? Or when nature decides that the human plague has wreaked enough havoc, and it’s time for our species to go extinct? …’Riverbeds Hewn In Marrow,’ and the intensity of [HOPE DRONE‘s] music is enough to make one imagine the above scenarios.”

 

Experience the punishing, forlorn urgency of “Riverbeds Hewn In Marrow,” courtesy of Cvlt Nation, at THIS LOCATION.

 

You can also sample first single, “Every End Is Fated In Its Beginning” at YouTube HERE or via SoundCloud HERE.

 

HOPE DRONE was forged in 2011 and have since released one demo, From Mimas To Phoebe, in 2012, and their self-titled, Sanford Parker-mixed LP in 2013 which was called, “fresh, invigorating and captivating,” by Cvlt Nation, “a bleak style of black metal strongly indebted to the Cascadian variety and played with surprising maturity and aplomb,” and “a band to watch,” by Teeth Of The Divine, and, “possibly the most devastatingly nihilistic recording I’ve ever heard, both instrumentally and lyrically,” by AngryMetalGuy.

 

Cloak Of Ash will be available on CD, double LP and digitally via Relapse Records on July 24th, 2015. Physical preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION. For digital preorders, go HERE.

 

 

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ENABLER reveals artwork, track-listing, pre-order details for new album, ‘Fail To Feel Safe’

After releasing their By Demons Denied 7″/digital single earlier this month, Ohio’s ENABLER is now ready reveal details for their upcoming full-length effort, Fail To Feel Safe! Due out August 7th worldwide via Century Media Records, Fail To Feel Safe was recorded at Silver Bullet Studios with engineer Chris Teti (THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE) and producer Greg Thomas (MISERY SIGNALS, SHAI HULUD), who also produced the band’s critically acclaimed album, All Hail The Void (2012). Mastering was handled by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering.
Featuring artwork by Chris Smith (who also created designs for past ENABLER releases and merch), Fail To Feel Safe contains 13 tracks of the band’s signature hardcore-metal. See below for the album track-listing:

Fail To Feel Safe track-listing:

1. Suffer to Survive

2. Fail to Feel Safe

3. By Demons Denied

4. Euphoric Revenge

5. Isolation Sickness

6. Sinister Drifter

7. Sail the Sea of Fire

8. Haunted

9. Drownage

10. Demolition Praise

11. Malady

12. La Furia

13. Sabotage Within
For a first preview of Fail To Feel Safe, be sure to check out the previously released single, “By Demons Denied” (an expanded version appeared on the 7″/digital single of the same name): https://youtu.be/gre1-88K2AY
To pre-order Fail To Feel Safe, please visit the band’s official store: http://enablermke.bigcartel.com/product/fail-to-feel-safe-lp-cd-shirt-options-pre-order
Stay tuned for more news coming soon! In the meantime, be sure to purchase the limited By Demons Denied 7″, which includes two exclusive b-sides, “The Flame” and “Some Things Are Worth Living For”: http://www.enablermke.bigcartel.com
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SWEET COBRA Premieres Video From New Magic Bullet Records-Bound Earth LP Via Noisey

Having signed Chicago-based SWEET COBRA for their anxiously awaited new studio album, Earth, Magic Bullet Records is now preparing the LP for release in July, as the first single is made publicly available through a video of “Future Ghosts” via an exclusive premiere at Noisey.

 

SWEET COBRA’s first full-length recording since their lauded 2010-released Mercy, the thundering Earth was recorded and produced by Matt Talbot of Hum and Kurt Ballou of Converge at Talbot’s Earth Analog Studios in Illinois, mixed by Ballou at his Godcity Studio in Massachusetts, and mastered by Carl Saff. Additionally, both Ballou and Talbot make guest appearances on the album. Earth shows the band hungrier than ever, with the trusted and infectious ferocity fans will expect as well as a slick, more accessible approach. There’s no rough edges; no jarring moments. From the first note to the conclusion of the twelve-song bang-ouevre, there is crystal clear purpose and cohesiveness throughout. It has the confidence and catchiness of the heavier moments of Queens Of The Stone Age with the drive of The Jesus Lizard. It has the surge and wallop of Quicksand while delving into far more diverse sonic territories. The pairing of Talbot and Ballou as co-producers has truly yielded a stunning, classic heavy album for the ages.

 

The bizarre official video for first single from Earth, “Future Ghosts” was directed and animated by Katie Kapuza with assistance from Molly Mccandleuss and props and masks created by Christine Ciarleglio. Showcasing not only the crushing and vibrant tones of their new LP, the video also brings out the imaginative and amusing angles of the SWEET COBRA trio. The write-up accompanying the premiere at Noisey issues in part, “Their video for lead single ‘Future Ghosts’ finds the Chicago trio deviating from their earlier permutations of d-beat, sludge metal, and hardcore. As if tipping their hat to the city that’s nurtured them, the song takes on elements of other staunchly uncompromising Chicagoans-the sardonic middle-finger of Jesus Lizard, the bottomfeeder throb of early Pelican, the call-to-arms drive of Naked Raygun..”

 

Break out SWEET COBRA’s “Future Ghosts” video through Noisey at THIS LOCATION.

 

Magic Bullet Records will issue Earth on digital formats July 17th, and on LP and CD July 24th. Digital preorders are live HERE and physical preorders will be posted in the coming days.

 

Earth Track Listing:

1. Far Too Temp

2. Future Ghosts

3. He Tall He

4. Complaints

5. Flight Risk

6. Sunburned Sons

7. Repo

8. Stiff Fits

9. Blue Rose

10. Jealous of Drugs

11. Old Haunts

12. Walls

 

SWEET COBRA will play a local show for Earth this Friday, June 19th at the Empty Bottle in Chicago as a special advance for their diehard local audience, with another show in Madison later in the month. Much more touring from the band is to be expected in the coming months as well.

 

SWEET COBRA Live:
6/19/2015 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Cloakroom, Electric Hawk (record release), Paletazo [info]

6/27/2015 The Frequency – Madison, WI w/ The Life And Times

 

The dedication of its members has helped make SWEET COBRA a household name to fans of bold rock and post-hardcore internationally, and a staple within the bustling music scene of their hometown of Chicago. Founded in 2003 by former members of a wide array of notable underground acts and boasting the fury and angular qualities of their hardcore/noise-rock/metal roots with a more straightforward rock rhythm and delivery, the band came into existence and toured alongside the likes of Pelican, Russian Circles, Coliseum, Black Cobra, Doomriders, The Life And Times, Young Widows and many more. SWEET COBRA toured regularly throughout the first decade of the 2000s, and released a crushing load of recorded material, including three LPs – 2004’s Praise through Seventh Rule Recordings, 2007’s Forever through Hawthorne Street Records, and 2010’s Mercy on Blackmarket Activities – as well as split releases with Doomriders, Get Rad, and Young Widows among other releases.

 

In fall 2009, with Mercy just completed, second guitarist Mat Arluck lost his ongoing fight with cancer. Arluck’s death left a deep scar on the entire Chicago music scene (and beyond). SWEET COBRA committed to soldier on as a three-piece, as they began, resulting in a transformation of the band in the following years. The members have pushed forward – playing shows, constructing new material, and exploring new sounds. These efforts have culminated in the upcoming release of Earth.

 

 

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SOFY MAJOR: French Metallic Noise Rockers Complete Third LP, Waste, For October Release; Band To Play Hellfest This Weekend

From the post-industrial wilderness of Clermont-Ferrand, France’s violently addictive hardcore-soaked noise rock outfit, SOFY MAJOR, has confirmed the completion of their third LP, and this week disclose the release details for the anxiously awaited Waste as the band prepares to perform at the massive Hellfest gathering in their native country this weekend.

 

The construction of SOFY MAJOR‘s Waste LP was handled by nearly the same cohorts as their preceding sophomore album, Idolize, yet under radically different circumstances. While the band traveled from France to Brooklyn, New York in October 2012 to record with Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio (Unsane, Keelhaul, Cave In), Hurricane Sandy waged war on the region, the immense storm surge demolishing the entire studio and all of the band’s gear. Cohort and labelmate Dave Curran (Unsane, Pigs) helped Schneider and the band relocate to Brooklyn’s Seaside Lounge and Spaceman Sound studios and complete the recording sessions Sandy attempted to thwart.

 

Now comes forth the band’s third album, Waste. With just under forty-two minutes of new material, Waste undoubtedly sees SOFY MAJOR charting new boundaries, and at a more relaxed pace. While not shying away from their rampant outbursts completely, the raging appears more subdued, with slightly more melodious sensibilities enveloping its delivery. The grimy Unsane/Harvey Milk/Hammerhead-influenced Big-Muff sonic core of the band’s delivery is here fused to a rocked-out underbelly analogous to the output of Coliseum, Rising, Floor, and the like. Calling once again upon their trusted engineer team, SOFY MAJOR enlisted Dave Curran (Unsane, Pigs, Big Business) to produce Waste, this time on home turf to avoid hurricanes, recording the album at Black Box Studio in France. The output was then mixed by Andrew Schneider (Pigs, Julie Christmas, Unsane) at Translator Audio in Brooklyn and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering.

 

With a barrage of major touring to take place over the coming months around the release of Waste, SOFY MAJOR will raid France’s massive Hellfest for the first time this weekend, set to perform at The Valley this Sunday, June 21st alongside Superjoint Ritual, Saint Vitus, Life Of Agony, Eyehategod, Weedeater, Russian Circles and more. The band will also take on a major European tour with Big Business and labelmates, Pigs, this Fall; dates are to be announced shortly.

 

The track listing for the Waste LP, as well as its cover art created by Gerald Jay, have been issued well ahead of the album’s destined release date of October 29th through Solar Flare Records, home to Pigs, American Heritage, Fashion Week, Watertank, The Great Sabatini and more, the label owned and operated by SOFY MAJOR bassist/vocalist Mathieu Moulin.

 

SOFY MAJOR Live:

6/21/2015 Hellfest – Clisson, FR w/ Superjoint Ritual, Saint Vitus, Life Of Agony, Eyehategod, Weedeater, Russian Circles, more

 

Waste Track Listing:

1. Waste

2. We See Fire

3. Turning Point

4. Slow Everywhere

5. Infinite Pill Case

6. Black and Table

7. Iron Butt

8. Devotion Man

9. As Happy As [Les Thugs cover]

 

Stand by for plenty of other news SOFY MAJOR to be released in the coming weeks.

 

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OGOTAY Signs To Selfmadegod Records; New Full-Length Coming This August + Track Unveiled

Polish death metal quartet, OGOTAY, has just signed a deal with Selfmadegod Records to release their new full-length, entitled Dead God’s Prophet.

 

Comprised of bassist/vocalist Marcin ?wierczy?ski (Yattering), drummer Szymon Andryszczak (Pandemonium), and guitarists Artur Piotrowski (Mess Age) and Andrzej Peszel, OGOTAY recorded eight brand new songs at G Studio sometime in 2014. The follow-up to 2012’s Eve of The Last Day is set for August 1st, 2015 release via Selfmadegod Records on CD/digital.

 

OGOTAY is a new, promising group of musicians associated with Tri-City (Poland) music scene, which delivers brutal and technical, old fashioned death metal in the vein of Morbid Angel, Immolation and the like. At the beginning of 2011, Artur “Gufi” Piotrowski (Mess Age) and Andrzej “Pieczar” Peszel (Fulcrum) jointly created several songs, after which Marcin “SVierszcz” Swierczynski (Yattering, Sainc) was brought into the fold. With ten new compositions quickly created, in September of that year the band finished working on promotional material and brought in Szymon “Simon” Andryszczak (Pandemonium) on drums. The debut full-length Eve Of The Last Day was recorded, and released through Let It Bleed Records in April 2012. The band has played bunch of shows supporting the likes of Morbid Angel, Testament, Napalm Death, Vader, Lock-Up and more in support of the new release. Shortly after, OGOTAY began working on their second full length, Dead God’s Prophet, which is now set for release via Selfmadegod.

 

The first single from the album has been released via the title track “Dead God’s Prophet,” which is now streaming at Selfmadegod Records’ SoundCloud or YouTube channel.

 

Dead God’s Prophet Track Listing:

1. Dead God’s Prophet

2. Antiseptic Hell

3. Axis Mundi

4. Entering The Void

5. Bastards And Orphans

6. Kneel And Die

7. The Wasteland

8. Huge Fucking Nothing

 

Stand by for further info, audio, preorder links and tour dates for OGOTAY as Dead God’s Prophet nears release this Summer.

 

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OMMADON: New Psalm From UK Drone/Doom Deafening The Weak At Cvlt Nation; Empathy For The Wicked To See Release Next Month

Empathy For The Wicked is the forthcoming new manifestation of sonic devastation from UK drone/doom twosome, OMMADON. Continuing their everlasting mission to achieve sonic annihilation of the self through unadulterated heaviness and earth-collapsing amplification, Empathy For The Wicked follows the suppressing doom of their critically-lauded, 2014 double LP, V, which earned a spot on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Metal Albums Of 2014.

 

Levying just one rapturous track broken into two parts, Empathy For The Wicked was recorded live, mixed by OMMADON and mastered by recording legend, Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Zoroaster, Eyehategod, Taurus, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth etc.), who gave it the final crushing touches it deserves. Where previous OMMADON offerings were all captured in the Highlands of Scotland surrounded by forest, Empathy For The Wicked marks their first release to be recorded on an industrial estate in urban Northumberland surrounded by the dregs of humanity.

 

In celebration of its impending release, today Cvlt Nation is crumbling the infrastructures with the thundering resonance of part one of Empathy For The Wicked. Originally recorded for a cassette split with Horse Latitudes and Coltsblood, during that session, OMMADON decided to continue recording through the night and drone out the riff which became the second side to Empathy For The Wicked.

 

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Empathy For The Wicked will be released on 12″ vinyl via Golden Mantra on July 15th, 2015 with preorders available at: www.goldenmantra.co.uk.

 

The only intention this album seems to have is killing the listener. The beauty of it being that once you’re dead, it’s still smashing your fucking soul as you become reborn into eternal darkness. It’s almost like meditation, but for all things evil. Do not fear the walls closing in, as you can not stop them. Do not fight the blade piercing your soul, for it will only hurt momentarily. There is no good. There is no light. Only OMMADON, lurking in the shadows, watching you. Slowly creeping behind you….embrace your death.” – The Sludgelord

 

“It shouldn’t work. It is 45 minutes-plus of two people carving out enormous, low-frequency slabs of noise. But it does. And when it’s over, you feel as if you’ve experienced something supernatural; like you have seen things which you didn’t think you could see, all through your ears. Almost as if mud pools could make music. Fantastic.” – Echoes And Dust

 

 

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DIABOLICUM: Industrial Black Metal Pessimists Unleash “Silent Spring” Via Decibel Magazine; Ia Pazuzu… Release Day Looms

With the release of Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows), the imminent new full-length from Swedish industrial black metal misanthropes, DIABOLICUM, now less than three weeks away, today Decibel brings forth the suffering with the bitter resonance of third movement, “Silent Spring.”

Now featuring the ill-omened vocal tidings of Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth, Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows) breaks the band’s fourteen-year slumber with nine traumatic hymns of disease, distress and psychological torment; a torrent of plagues mirroring the world in which we dwell.

 

Already enjoying critical praise for their meticulous display of audio torment, The Metal Observer notes of the release, “DIABOLICUM specializes in heavily industrial-laced black metal that has a tangible sense of misanthropy dripping from every lyric and icy riff. It’s dark and belligerent as black metal should be and, like… Mysticum, they clearly know how to mesh metal and industrial in a way that preserves and highlights the best elements of both (sub)genres,” adding, “I couldn’t help but marvel at the almost arrogantly confident manner in which they kick down the door on barb-wired monsters like ‘Void Of Astaroth’ and ‘Genocide Bliss,’ while also not forgetting that the thrill is as much in the chase as it is in the kill by getting all pensive and dirge-y on us with ‘Silent Spring’ and ‘One Man’s War.'” Terrarelicta issues, “The music is pretty much my definition of a perfect black metal track, with its tremolo picking, fast paced guitars and ultra-fast blast beats… dark and atmospheric, it has a slight Shining vibe at some parts, mainly because of Kvarforth’s vocals.” While No Clean Singing elaborates of first single, “Salvation Through Vengeance,” “The song erupts like a black metal cyclone dropping without warning from storm clouds overhead. A vocal sample then provides a bridge to a more industrialized, keyboard-driven segment, which is then overtaken by that wild, transfixing guitar solo as the song ramps up again into a whirlwind of knives and blood. It’s a terrorizing adrenaline trigger that leaves us salivating for the rest of the album.”

 

Elaborates the band of “Silent Spring” in a collective statement, “The world has not gotten worse, just more disgusting.”

 

Choke on the introspective grimness of “Silent Spring,” currently streaming at Decibel at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, check out “Salvation Through Vengeance,” still streaming at No Clean Singing HERE.

Initially spawned in 1994 by Sasrof and Thorne under the Imperial moniker, DIABOLICUM stands among the prime instigators of the industrial black metal scene. The collective’s first demo appeared under the title Mori Voluntaria. The tape was recorded in just two days at a mental hospital and included the session vocals of Blackblood (Tommy Dahlström now of Aeon). Following various personnel shifts, Imperial unleashed The Imperial Darkness demo with vocals and lead guitar handled by Thyrfing (Stefan Dhalberg) with third demo, De FÆrdÆmdas Legion, unveiled by Arte De Occulta shortly thereafter. By 1997, members of Imperial formed black metal collective, Helvete, together with Mysteriis and Kraath of Setherial. The project was put on hold when guitarist Sasrof took over bass responsibilities for Setherial.

 

Two years later, Imperial changed their name to DIABOLICUM. Nathzion (AKA Zeb Nilsson now of Aeon) joined the ranks as lead guitarist and DIABOLICUM‘s debut, the annihilating The Grandeur Of Hell, dropped in 1999 via Napalm Records. By the summer of 2000, DIABOLICUM united with Code666. Wielding a flawless meld of Swedish black metal and industrial ambient noise, 2001’s resulting The Dark Blood Rising full-length is now considered a cult classic among the industrial black metal scene. In the years to follow, the band published a collection of early demos (The Killing Spree 1.5) and two split 7″ EP – one with Watain; the other with Angst – before penning their third diabolic opus with new vocalist Niklas Kvarforth (Shining) and lead guitarist Likstrand.

 

And now, the plague-ridden fruits of Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows) are finally ready for official unveiling. Featuring guest appearances by Malfeitor Fabban (Aborym) and Vargher (Naglfar, Bewitched, Ancient Wisdom), and artwork by Maxime Taccardi, Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows) is unapologetic, anguished and devouring. The world will never be the same.

 

DIABOLICUM‘s Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows) will be available via Italy’s Code666 in special digipack CD format as well as a limited edition, double gatefold LP and deluxe limited leather box on July 7th, 2015 via Code666. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

 

 

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MELTED SPACE: All-Star Lineup For Sensory Records-Bound French Metal Opera Album Announced + Trailer Posted

Following an announcement marking the signing of MELTED SPACE in March, Sensory Records is now confirming the details for the impending release of The Great Lie, a massively ambitious metal opera project led by French composer Pierre le Pape. A brief trailer for the album has been released, the video listing the full all-star cast of musicians involved in the album, which includes members of Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Dark Tranquillity, Orphaned Land, Shining, Ayreon, Sirenia and many more, in addition to the work of The City of Prague Philarmonic Orchestra!

 

View the MELTED SPACE trailer RIGHT HERE.

 

MELTED SPACE is the creation of French composer Pierre le Pape, who bears a master degree in classical music and movie scores, here creating a modern opera that takes over the classical codes, including numerous characters, scenario, powerful orchestral arrangements and varied ambiances, all set to skilled and catchy songwriting and amazing casting. The new MELTED SPACE album, The Great Lie, features fourteen prestigious and unexpected singers, joined by seven talented guest musicians and The City of Prague Philarmonic Orchestra. Together, this cast has created an epic saga as powerful as moving, and by mixing the tradition of the classic opera with infectious heavy metal, The Great Lie promises to set a new milestone in the genre. The full cast of guests on the album includes David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Attila Csihar (Sunn O))), Mayhem), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Ailyn Gimenéz (Sirenia), Kobi Fahri (Orphaned Land), Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania), Guillaume Bideau (Mnemic), Niklas Kvarforth (Shining), Sylvain Coudret (Soilwork), Adrien Grousset (Hacride), Christine Rhoades (Jeff Loomis), Manuel Munoz (The Old Dead Tree), Arnaud Strobl (Carnival In Coal), Clémentine Delauney (Visions Of Atlantis), Virginie Goncalves (Kells),

 

Initiated by pianist and composer Pierre Le Pape, MELTED SPACE stands as the first French metal opera boasting the air of a huge choral fresco, bringing together numerous female and male singers and musicians from the international metal scene. Powerful metal meets the refined essence of movie soundtrack-style movements the band has seduced a wide audience. MELTED SPACE‘s music is inspired by traditional symphonic metal but is also rooted in the black and death metal scenes, each coming to play depending on what action that is taking place within the story that Pierre is telling us.

 

MELTED SPACE began as an instrumental project by Le Pape in 2007, yet under the thumb of his electro-acoustic teacher, he created a universe of its own which can be described as a potential ultimate step in Dante’s “Divine Comedy.” The first record, 2009’s There’s A Place, was totally self-produced and while it was a completely instrumental album, it laid the foundations of the band’s 2012-releaseed successor, From The Past, which really pushed the name further. Gathering twenty-six musicians, renowned female and male singers, From The Past received rapturous articles and one of the most enthusiastic welcomes. Following this success, Pierre didn’t stop there and started to compose a mini-album entitled Between, which was released in May 2013 with Season Of Mist and PlasticHead handling French and European distribution. MELTED SPACE had gone further again as Pierre hired two internationally-known singers to interpret his songs: Liv Kristine (Leaves’s Eyes, ex-Theater Of Tragedy) and Ashmedi (Melechesh). Le Pape then hired five talented musicians to go on tour with him as main support act for The Old Dead Tree’s last tour in October 2013, and the motivation since has now resulted in additional tour and festival dates, and now, the most ambitious album from the collective yet, with The Great Lie.

 

Laser’s Edge division, Sensory Records, will release The Great Lie on October 16th, 2015. Stand by for additional samples from the album and more to be issued in the weeks ahead.

 

 

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FORESEEN HKI: Finnish Crossover Quintet Prepares For First US Invasion; Set At This Is Hardcore And Subsequent Tour Impending

Finland’s most decimating hardcore crossover thrash quintet, FORESEEN HKI, has announced the band’s very first American touring endeavor, as the band prepares to raid This Is Hardcore Fest, kicking off their first stateside tour with Helsinki Savagery Over America.

 

Leading off FORESEEN HKI‘s upcoming US tour in support of their Helsinki Savagery debut LP, the band will hit the stage at the mighty annual This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia on Sunday, July 26th, set to play alongside The Exploited, H20, Negative Approach, All Out War, Power Trip, Rival Mob, Slapshot, Twitching Tongues and many others. Directly after the fest appearance, the band will hit the East Coast alongside Power Trip and Red Death for a week of dates, after which they’ll split off on their own ongoing rogue mission into the Upper Midwest states and back to the East Coast, ending the trek in Baltimore on August 9th, with a total of sixteen shows confirmed.

 

Stream FORESEEN HKI’s Helsinki Savagery in full RIGHT HERE along with digital order options, and pick up the CD HERE and LP HERE.

 

FORESEEN HKI Helsinki Savagery Over America Tour Dates:

7/26/2015 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore Fest [info]

7/27/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Power Trip, Red Death, Barge [info]

7/28/2015 Kings – Raleigh, NC w/ Power Trip, Red Death [info]

7/29/2015 Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC w/ Power Trip, Red Death, Protestor [info]

7/30/2015 Cuisine en Locale – Boston, MA w/ Power Trip, Red Death, Boston Strangler, Fury, Freedom Intent [info]

7/31/2015 Warren American Legion – Warren, NJ w/ Power Trip, Red Death, Razorheads [info]

8/01/2015 Palisades – Brooklyn, NY w/ Power Trip, Red Death [info]

8/02/2015 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY w/ Power Trip, Red Death [info]

8/03/2015 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY

8/04/2015 Zenith – Detroit, MI

8/05/2015 Mt. Happy – Chicago, IL

8/06/2015 Indiana City Brewing Co. – Indianapolis, IN [info]

8/07/2015 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH

8/08/2015 Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA [matinee]

8/08/2015 The Rock Room – Pittsburgh, PA [night]

8/09/2015 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD [matinee] [info]

 

FORESEEN HKI delivered their relentless debut LP, Helsinki Savagery, through 20 Buck Spin in November, followed by a vinyl edition several weeks later, its distinctly Finnish rawness and hostility bringing back a vengeful streetwise edge to thrash that’s largely been missing for years. Recorded in full analog and mixed at Black Floyd’s Analog Lab by Tapio Lepistö, the CD and digital mastering was handled by James Plotkin and the full analog chain LP mastering by Timmion Records, and the cover art for the record was created by Eetu Blomqvist and Chad Keith.

 

Courageous journalists took to the album immediately, resulting in an invigorated mass of reactions in media outlets everywhere. Decibel Magazine dubbed Helsinki Savagery, “one of the darkest, nastiest slabs of crossover thrash to come lurching out of the heavy metal tar pits in a long, long while, continuing, “This is a collection of seriously charged steamroller songs, representing a near-perfect fusing of the wild churn ‘n’ chug of Crossover-era D.R.I. and Carnivore to the metalized controlled aggressions and velocity of Vio-lence (circa Bonded By Blood Exodus) and Nuclear Assault.” A pulverizing 9.5/10 review from This Is Not A Scene praised, “FORESEEN are a shining example of carrying the genre ever onward, that I would quite happily file amongst the original thrash greats that no doubt inspired them. Without shadow of a doubt, I’d say it’s a thrash metal classic already and an essential purchase for thrash fans old and new.” The opinion of Last Rites agreed offering, “Standing between Agnostic Front metallic punk and Nuclear Assault punkish metal, FORESEEN‘s brand of thrashing pulls from the best of both worlds. Of that blend, its riffs lean squarely toward the latter ingredient, full-on furious thrash that feels perpetually on the verge of complete chaos.”

 

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KINGCROW Eidos Sensory Records Release: 23 June 2015

Rome, Italy?s progressive metal masters, KINGCROW, will release their valiant sixth album, Eidos, through Sensory Records this June.

Describing the band today is quite a difficult task, but one could state that the influence of such artists as Porcupine Tree, Riverside, Opeth, Anathema, Pink Floyd, Meshuggah, Radiohead, King Crimson and Massive Attack are all present in the music of KINGCROW. With each release, the band has taken a step further away from their original roots as a classic hard rock/metal band, and is today one of the most personal and exciting bands that Italy has to offer the scene.

Following the success of their In Crescendo album released through Sensory in February 2014, KINGCROW returns this year witih Eidos, a new conceptual album about choices, consequences, dealing with regret  and disillusion. After their album, Phlegethon, dealt with childhood, and In Crescendo about the end of youth, Eidos can be considered the third part of a trilogy about the path of life. Musically it sees the band exploring new territories and pushing the extremes of its complex soundscape with a darker atmosphere and a more progressive attitude. With over an hour of new material, Eidos is the next logical progression in the evolution of KINGCROW, and will open the next doorway for what lies in wait for them next.

Also responsible for the release of KINGCROW?sIn Crescendo album, Sensory Records — the metal subdivision of progressive music collective, The Laser?s Edge — will unveil Eidos worldwide on June 23rd.

Initially formed in 1996 under the moniker, Earth Shaker, the collective of Rome-based musicians formed the name KINGCROW out of inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “Raven,” and being driven by a will of change. Through a multitude of personnel changes, directional shifts, and a constantly morphing and evolving approach, the band released a plethora of recordings, including several EPs and singles amidst four full-length albums, while touring across Europe in support of internationally known acts, and performing at massive European music festivals. Having caught the ear of Sensory Records, KINGCROW signed with the top-tier American progressive metal label in 2013, and in February 2014 released their In Crescendo album to worldwide acclaim within the genre and beyond. This led to the band?s first voyage to North American shores, touring the East Coast in support of Pain Of Salvation, and performing at Progpower USA and more.

Recorded at ?Sound Under Pressure? – Rome
Produced by Diego Cafolla & Thundra Cafolla
Mixed by Giampiero Ulacco
Mastered by Alan Douches at ?West West Side Music? New York ? USA
Guest Musicians:
Saxophone on ?Slow Down? played by Stefania Bentivoglio
Piano on ?The Deeper Divide? played by Fred Colombo of Spheric Universe Experience

For coverage of all Sensory Records artists, in North and South America contact dave@earsplitcompound.com.

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DISTRICT 97 In Vaults – Laser’s Edge Release: 23 June 201

Laser?s Edge is preparing for the late June release of the label?s third album from Chicago-based quintet, DISTRICT 97, titled In Vaults.

With an energetic and assorted blend of alternative/pop and progressive rock, DISTRICT 97 was formed in the Fall of 2006 by drummer Jonathan Schang, keyboardist Rob Clearfield, bassist Patrick Mulcahy and guitarist Sam Krahn, the latter eventually replaced by Jim Tashjian on guitar. The foursome honed a no-holds barred style of Liquid Tension Experiment-inspired instrumental rock before deciding the right vocalist was needed to complement their sound; enter 2007 American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist, Leslie Hunt. With a look, sound and stage presence comparable to a young Ann Wilson, Leslie’s dynamic performances pushed the band into a new direction that forged a unique marriage between accessible, catchy vocal melodies and an adventurous instrumental prowess.

Capturing the attention of Laser?s Edge, the label signed DISTRICT 97 for the 2010 release of their debut album, Hybrid Child, followed in 2012 by their follow-up, Trouble With Machines, both albums balancing meticulous attention to detail and studio-craft with the visceral power of a rock band that is firing on all cylinders, and running the gamut from Meshuggah-inspired metal, the epic majesty of Yes, and the melodicism of The Beatles. Heavy bouts of live performances surrounding both records included a number of high profile festivals, opening support slots for prog icons Kansas, and even European and North American tours with John Wetton (King Crimson/Asia/UK). These spectacular shows saw DISTRICT 97 open with their own material, and then join forces with Wetton for a full set of legendary King Crimson tracks, as memorialized on their joint 2014 live album, One More Red Night.

DISTRICT 97 will now proudly unveil their third studio full-length recording this Summer, once again through Laser?s Edge. With just over a full hour of the band?s most dazzling instrumentation and vocal prowess yet, In Vaults was recorded at IV Lab Studios in Chicago, engineered by Chris Harden with additional engineering by Shane Hendrickson, mixed by Rich Mouser and Jeff Fox at The Mouse House Studio and mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain. The brilliant cover art was designed by Björn Gooßes.

In Vaults will be released on June 23rd, 2015.

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ÅRABROT You Bunch of Idiots – Eolian Empire Release: 23 June 2015

Norwegian Grammy Award-winning musical experimenters, ÅRABROT, have confirmed the next title in the band?s constantly/rapidly growing discography, with the upcoming release of their You Bunch of Idiots EP. The third in a trio of themed EPs the first two having already seen release via Fysisk Format, who now partners with the Eolian Empire for the band?s first US release.

ÅRABROT lands stateside with You Bunch of Idiots, a ferocious blast of twisted noise rock. For fourteen years Kjetil Nernes and Co. have fearlessly trudged through the European underground, carving out a sonic territory of sludge, punk, metal, and art rock, all collapsed into something uniquely their own.  Wearing perennial outsider status like a badge of honor, ÅRABROT laughs in the faces of the naysayers and proudly towers above them. While drawing from the likes of Dadaism, The Marquis De Sade, and transgressive art might be a recipe for pretentious tripe in the wrong hands, the outfit wraps it up with winks and grins, and — most importantly — rocks the hell out. One of Europe’s premiere touring acts, their devastating power live cannot be underestimated, channeling stadium-level theatrics and volume for the underground club set.

ÅRABROT?s You Bunch of Idiots is the third in the three-EP series, following Murder As Art and I Modi, the record dropping six tracks of hook-laden noise rock with sludge, industrial, and rock ‘n’ roll flourishes, through it all spit-flecked spout-offs, hissing fits, and bellowing which draws you in and keeps you there. The EP was recorded and mixed by Milton von Krogh at Djura Missionshus, Djura, Sweden, and Taakeheimen Lydrike, Oslo, Norway, with vocal overdubs recorded by Karin Park at Djura Missionshus, Djura, Sweden, after which the platter was mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering. The excellent cover art was provided by Norwegian artist Johannes Høie, who has done the art for all three EPs and other ÅRABROT merch and products.

You Bunch of Idiots will see release in North America via Eolian Empire and in Europe via Fysisk Format as a 12? vinyl EP and all digital outlets on June 23rd.

The week of the EP?s release, ÅRABROT will invade the North American continent no a three-week tour in support of You Bunch of Idiots. The band was slated to tour the West Coast US last year, and unfortunately had to cancel the trek due to main man Kjetil Nernes? bout with cancer. Having beaten the hideous disease, the band will hit the US and Canada this Summer.

ÅRABROTis a Norwegian noise-rock band established in 2001, originally from Haugesund. Since the beginning, the outfit?s main core has been Kjetil Nernes (songwriter, guitar, vocals), and in recent years, noise artist Stian Skagen (electronics) has been an on-and-off member of the band. They have also collaborated with producers such as Billy Anderson (Melvins, Neurosis), Emil Nikolaisen (Serena-Maneesh) and Steve Albini (Nirvana, Big Black, High On Fire). The first three albums were released on Norway Rat Records before they signed to their current home Fysisk Format with the I Rove EP. In 2009, ÅRABROT was nominated in the metal category of the Norwegian award Spellemannprisen for the release The Brother Seed, which was produced by well-known musician and producer Steve Albini. Following this album, the band spent time playing at unorthodox venues the succeeding years, including live scores at silent film showings (“Faust? from 1926 in Trondheim, ?Häxan? from 1922 at Øyafestivalen, ?The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari? from 1920 and ?Die Nibelungen? from 1924 at Verdensteatret in Tromsø) and did commissioned work for the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.

Amidst these activities, ÅRABROT produced the exploratory EPs AbsoluteNegativism, I Rove and Mæsscr, two albums under the Nernes Skagen moniker, as well as two full-length albums: The Billy Anderson-produced double album REVENGE and Solar Anus, again featuring Steve Albini as a producer. For Solar Anus, they were nominated and subsequently won the Norwegian Grammy in the metal category. This album saw wide international appraisal, and was described by Drowned in Sound as “…ferocious, funny, colossal, guttural, hopeful and terrifying. It?s a tidal wave of noise from few hands. Like its title, it?s a contradiction, a dichotomy, a triumph. It shouldn?t work, but it does, infinitely well. It?s art from the lowest of sods. It?s a fucking triumph.”

ÅRABROT:
Kjetil Nernes – vocals, EGCs, synths
Milton von Krogh – guitars
Magnus Nymo – drums
Spiritwo – Middle Eastern chants
Lasse Marhaug – noise
Johannes Høie – art
Karin Park – vocals, electric piano, synths

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ALL OUT WAR Dying Gods – Organized Crime Records Release: 23 June 2015

Long-running New York-based hardcore/metal stalwarts, ALL OUT WAR, declare 2015 as the year of the Dying Gods, as the quintet prepares its latest set of recordings for release this Summer.

Since 1991, ALL OUT WAR has assaulted the masses with their punishing metallic hardcore aggression, and through a multitude of recordings, including a pile of singles and EPs, their 1997 debut LP, Truth In The Age Of Lies on Germany?s Gain Ground Records, and four subsequent LPs on Chicago?s Victory Records — For Those Who Were Crucified (1998), Condemned To Suffer (2003), Assassins In The House Of God (2007) and Into The Killing Fields (2010). Their arsenal of recorded misanthropy and waves of worldwide touring, has led the band to become a respected staple act for metal and hardcore fans everywhere. In 2013, after several years off the grid, ALL OUT WAR came crushing back with the reunited For Those Who Were Crucified-era line up and laid waste at both This Is Hardcore Fest and 2014?s A389 Records Bash. The momentum has been growing ever since.

Now nearing the band?s two-and-a-half decade mark, ALL OUT WAR proves that age has only refined the band?s killing capabilities on Dying Gods, a brand new EP which the band is about to unleash upon humanity early this Summer. Dying Gods sees the band return to the sound of For Those Who Were Crucified, and just like that timelessly brutal album, Dying Gods was engineered and produced by Steve Evetts (Hatebreed, Turmoil, Buried Alive, Suicide Silence) at West West Side Studios in New Windsor, New York. The record sees the band bringing five decimating new original tracks and covers of two iconic underground anthems.

The crew will continue to bring their malice to the stage in the coming months surrounding the release of Dying Gods, with several high profile festival appearances confirmed on both American and European soil, including a European tour in August.

In 2015, ALL OUT WAR returns with Dying Gods. You have been warned.

ALL OUT WAR‘s musical style is an unrelenting metal assault of the mid-?80s German thrash scene colliding head-on with the crossover sound of Carnivore and the Cro-Mags. The two styles are as different as they come, yet the band seamlessly unites them into a purely seething, tension-filled alloy rife with divebomber leads and merciless breakdowns, unmatched by today’s standards. Featured is their trademark social commentary on such subjects as political and religious hypocrisy as well as social apathy of a materialistic population. They attack the relevant subjects of corruption of organized religion, ecocide, and the degradation and exploitation of the weak, set to a soundtrack appropriate for the end of days.

ALL OUT WAR:
Mike Score – vocals
Erik Carrillo – bass
Taras Apuzzo – guitar
Andy Pietroloungo – guitar
Jesse Sutherland – drums

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DARK TRANQUILLITY releases new video for “The Science Of Noise”

Sweden’s DARK TRANQUILLITY has released an official video for “The Science Of Noise”, taken from their latest album, Construct. The clip can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/hLdCcUDhlpE

Fans in Germany can see it here: http://www.muzu.tv/dark-tranquillity/science-of-noise-official-video-video/2435449/
The band comments: “The festival season has just started, which is a good reason to release our very live based video clip for ‘The Science Of Noise’. The bulk of the material was shot during last year’s ‘World Construct’ tour, but for various reasons the video wasn’t completed until now.

Also, we’re very pleased to welcome Erik Jacobson (from the Gothenburg-based DEALS DEATH) as a stand-in guitarist while Niklas is busy with parental duties. Furthermore, our old brother Anders Iwers (TIAMAT, AVATARIUM, CEREMONIAL OATH) is handling the bass guitar, making this a very special run. Hope to see as many of you as possible at the shows!”

DARK TRANQUILLITY Live:

21.06.2015 – Hellfest – Clisson, France

30.06.2015 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany

02.08.2015 – Rock Off Festival – Istanbul, Turkey

08.08.2015 – Jalometalli – Oulu, Finland

09.08.2015 – Sylak Open Air – Saint Maurice De Gourdans, France

14.08.2015 – Summerbreeze – Dinkelsbuehl, Germany

29.08.2015 – Moscow Metal Meeting – Moscow, Russia

10.10.2015 – Loud Park festival – Tokyo, Japan
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PRIMITIVE MAN Home Is Where The Hatred Is EP

Denver blackened doom heathens, PRIMITIVE MAN, will release a special 12? EP next month via Relapse Recordings. Fittingly titled, Home Is Where The Hatred Is, the four track slab was tracked at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt, etc.) and delivers thirty-one heinous minutes of nihilistic, feedback-doused audio atrocities brimming with gnarled riff torrents and enough fury to level a nation. Home Is Where The Hatred Is will be limited to 750 copies on black standard gram wax and 250 copies on silver standard gram wax.

Home Is Where The Hatred Is Track Listing:
1. Loathe
2. Downfall
3. Bag Man
4. A Marriage With Nothingness

PRIMITIVE MAN features within their fury-fueled ranks currentand former members of Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death Of Self, Vermin Womb and Reproacher. Home Is Where The Hatred Is serves as the follow-up to the band?s Scorn full-length. Crowned, ?one of the most brutal, unsettling and uncompromising albums you will hear all year,? by About.com and, “terrifyingly addicting and unforgivingly heavy,” by MetalSucks, Scorn was initially unleashed in 2012 via a collaboration between Throatruiner and Mordgrimm Records before being reissued by Relapse the following year.

PRIMITIVE MAN?s Home Is Where The Hatred Iswill be released via Relapse Records on February 17th, 2015. Preorder your copy at THIS LOCATION.

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PRIMITIVE MAN will continue their quest for global destruction with another round of live takeovers set to commence today. Accompanied by French metallers Celeste, the band will raze nineteen more cities through June and early July before uniting with Birmingham, UK misery troupe, Opium Lord, and heading east to level ten more locales. The final leg of the tour finds PRIMITIVE MAN trudging through eight more venues then pairing up with Milwaukee sludge slingers, Northless, for a bout of dates out west.

PRIMITIVE MAN w/ Celeste:
6/17/2015 Total Drag Records ? Sioux Falls, SD
6/18/2015 Hexagon ? Minneapolis, MN
6/19/2015 Club Garabaldi?s ? Milwaukee, WI
6/20/2015 Live Wire ? Chicago, IL
6/21/2015 Death House ? Grand Rapids, MI
6/22/2015 Mr. Roboto Project ? Pittsburgh, PA
6/23/2015 Good Weekend ? Allentown, PA
6/24/2015 Sidebar ? Baltimore, MD
6/25/2015 The Maywood ? Raleigh, NC
6/26/2015 New Brooklyn Tavern ? Columbia, SC
6/27/2015 Uncle Lou?s ? Orlando, FL
6/28/2015 Churchill?s – Miami, FL
6/29/2015 Epic Problem ? Tampa, FL
6/30/2015 529 ? Atlanta, GA
7/01/2015 The Stone Fox ? Nashville, TN
7/02/2015 El Torreon ? Kansas City, MO
7/03/2015 South LuLu Temple Of Doom ? Wichita, KS
7/04/2015 Glob ? Denver, CO
w/ Opium Lord
7/16/2015Louie?s Trophy House ? Kalamazoo, MI
7/17/2015 Coalition ? Toronto, ON
7/18/2015 Le Ritz PBD ? Montreal, QC
7/19/2015 Middle East ? Boston, MA
7/20/2015 Funky Jungle ? Providence, RI
7/21/2015 Sinclaire?s ? West Babylon, NY
7/22/2015 Bar ? New Haven, CT
7/23/2015 Saint Vitus Bar ? Brooklyn, NY
7/24/2015 Kung Fu Necktie ? Philadelphia, PA
End Tour
7/25/2015 Ace Of Cups ? Columbus, OH
7/26/2015 Jackpot Music Hall ? Lawrence, KS
7/28/2015 Sisters in Christ ? New Orleans, LA
7/29/2015 Walters Downtown ? Houston, TX
7/30/2015 Korova ? San Antonio, TX
7/31/2015 Lost Well ? Austin, TX
8/01/2015 Club DADA ? Dallas, TX
8/02/2015 Sandbox ? El Paso, TX
w/ Northless:
8/09/2015 Launchpad ? Albuquerque, NM
8/10/2015 Fly Catcher ? Tucson, AZ
8/11/205 Mods Bar & Venue ? Tijuana, MX
8/12/2015 Star Bar ? Los Angeles, CA
8/13/2015 Hemlock Tavern ? San Francisco, CA
8/14/2015 Oakland Deadfest 2015 @ Oakland Metro ? Oakland, CA
8/15/2015 Oakland Deadfest 2015 @ Oakland Metro ? Oakland, CA
8/16/2015 Starlite- Sacramento, CA
8/18/2015 Rotture ? Portland, OR
8/19/2015 Obsidian ? Olympia, WA
8/20/2015 Highline ? Seattle, WA
8/21/2015 Black Sparrow Tattoo ? Billings, MT
8/22/2015 Baby Hospice ? Laramie, WY

FULGORA: Grindcore/Death Instigators Added To Two Superjoint Dates; Philip H. Anselmo Comments Via Video Transmission

Grindcore/death instigators, FULGORA, a mutinous collective uniting members of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Dying Fetus, were recently added to a pair of dates on the forthcoming It Takes Guts tour featuring reactivated metal giants, Superjoint.
FULGORA will be crumbling the stages of the tour’s Poughkeepsie, New York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania stops on July 17th and 18th respectively. Additional support will be provided by labelmates King Parrot and Child Bite.
Watch Superjoint frontman/Housecore Records head, Philip H. Anselmo’s comment on the band’s inclusion via a video transmission HERE.

 

The Superjoint shows follow FULGORA‘s punishing performance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest and serve as a precursor to their takeover of Full Terror Assault in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois this Fall with supplementary live abrasions in their conspiring stages.

 

FULGORA:
7/17/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Superjoint, King Parrot, Child Bite
7/18/2015 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA w/ Superjoint, King Parrot, Child Bite
9/12/2015 Full Terror Assault – Cave-In-Rock, IL

 

FULGORA, who recently welcomed guitarist Sparky Voyles (Dying Fetus, Misery Index etc.) to their diseased ranks, will be deafening the masses with the concussion-inducing, audio violence of their Stratagem full-length, released earlier this year via Housecore Records. A wrath-fueled assortment of limited vinyl singles and samples, Stratagem takes the searing, audio demolition of their collective pedigrees to new realms of sonic abuse.

 

Check out Strategem , still streaming in all its devouring glory at Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION. And if you missed it, watch the visual companion to the track ,”Meridian,” playing at Metal Injection at THIS LOCATION.

“Their music has been scientifically proven to cause an overwhelming desire to cut one’s own face off and feed it to dogs.” – MetalSucks 

 

“The death metal angle provided by the curious ferocity of LaMew’s riffing and Adam’s frenetic drumming helps with the forceful intensity of ‘Meridian,’ the Voivod and screamo influence offer dollops of technical flash and surprising melodic strains in ‘Crutch’ and ‘Artifice,’ the grind injects groove everywhere and everyone smiles with bruised and bloodied lips.” – Metal Hammer

 

Strategem is the truth. It’s an unfairly hook-y punch to the gut operating under the guise of being too short, when it’s actually a calculated laser-blast of death metal efficiency that every band on the face of the planet should take notes on.” – Last Rites

 

“If you’re a fan of pissed-off deathgrind and hardcore, then FULGORA are right up your alley. The pummeling riffs combined with frantic blast beats and those Hatebreed-esq vocals are guaranteed to get the mosh pits started early…” – DC Heavymetal

 

“Stratagem is chunky, it’s raw and you will definitely bang your fucking head to this.” – HeadbangorGTFO  

 

FULGORA skews far more to the modern hardcore and crossover thrash side of metal. [Guitarist/vocalist B.L.] LaMew’s vocals are not screamed or squealed, but rather shouted. But never fear; FULGORA still serves up quite a helping of jagged time changes and math-metal riffage. These guys probably couldn’t write a completely straightforward song if they tried to.” – Houston Press  

 

Stratagem is out NOW on Housecore Records. For CD orders, visit THIS LOCATION. Vinyl lovers go HERE.

 

 

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RABBITS Memorializes Ten Years Of Antagonism With Shows And Ultra-Limited 8-Track Retrospective; New/Not New Tunes Posted

2015 sees Portland’s RABBITS trio celebrating ten years of antagonizing their surroundings with their diseased auditory droppings, with a new pile of live shows locked up and plans of an extremely limited 8-Track retrospective release.

 

The news of RABBITS‘s tenth anniversary is met with equal amounts of riotous ovation as it is with hurled rotten cabbage and jeers, as the infamously loathed/loved horde gets gnarly this Summer. Amidst three LPs — released by Relapse, Good To Die and Lamb Unlimited, respectively — and an impressive load of singles, splits and other mini releases since 2005, the bandits also helped revive DIY label Eolian Empire in recent years, and have since infiltrated communal grounds with an equally impressive pile of titles from like-minded, high-potency, underground artists.

 

A RABBITS tenth anniversary show is set to go down on July 1st in Portland; for this extravaganza of idiocy, the band is creating special merch and swag, including an exceptionally limited run (12-ish) of 8-track cassette retrospective release collection. Also, broken-up early Eolian act, Gone To Croatoan, will perform, and the event will feature cuts by longtime compatriot DJ Wroid Wrage who will bust out the turntables again. The event will be filmed/recorded for posterity. What could go wrong?! $5 entry lands you a free copy of the band’s first 7″ or Flexihead postcard.

 

A week following the gala, RABBITS will play their hometown with Arabrot, Ghold and Towers, and later in July and August sees the band hitting Portland and Seattle several more times.

 

Last week, BrooklynVegan issued a track from GAY*BITS, a split release between RABBITS and their cohorts Gaytheist which bears new original songs by both bands, covers of each others’ material, collaborative tracks and more, including, “I Quit;” a Gaytheist track re-recorded for this split with Josh from RABBITS on vocals. Additionally, RABBITS this week released a raw practice spot version of a cover of Spacemen 3’s “2:35.”

 

Unload the “I Quit” track HERE and the “2:35″ cover for free download HERE.

 

RABBITS Live Dates:

7/01/2015 The Know – Portland, OR – 10th Anniversary show w/ Gone To Croatoan

7/07/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Arabrot, Ghold, Towers

7/31/2015 Kenton Club – Portland, OR – GAY*BITS record release w/ Gaytheist, Bobby Peru, Left Blank

8/01/2015 The Funhouse – Seattle, WA – GAY*BITS record release w/ Gaytheist, Tacos, Pig Snout

8/21/2015 Blackwater – Portland, OR @ Festicide w/ Danava, Longknife

8/27/2015 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA @ Roachella 2015

 

RABBITS started circa 2002 while Booze was camped out on KG’s floor, the two set out to amalgamate druggy drone rock and powerviolence into a kind of Spacemen Is The Bastard. Experiments with bassists and a singer never panned out, so it wasn’t until Sethro joined on guitar that RABBITS solidified into the guitar-drums-guitar trio that, to the surprise of some and the chagrin of others, still exists to this day. That probably makes RABBITS the longest-running, continuously operating, all-original lineup heavy rock band in Portland, but these three have never been much for awards… or fact-checking.

 

RABBITS made their first appearance at the deliciously named–and long-gone (“the roaches won”)–downtown Portland space Food Hole, and by most accounts they were way too loud and the singing was very weird. Some things never change. The art brutes doubled down and took up residency at Food Hole (R.I.P.) and Tube (R.I.P.) next door and carved out a small but rabid fan base of weirdos and outsiders, then started hitting the stages at Satyricon (R.I.P.), Berbati’s Pan (R.I.P.), East End (R.I.P.), Slabtown (R.I.P.), and The Know (alive and kicking!).  Plus they played about a dozen birthday parties if that makes any sense.

 

Never wavering from their full-throttle noise rock assaults and underground origins, RABBITS did, however, hone their high-brow low-brow concoctions.  Beginning in 2006 with the one-two attack of Sloth vs. Bees 7″ and the lumbering Lungs and its extended feedback coda, RABBITS cranked out self-released CDRs of live radio performances and improvised instrumentals, the Hide EP and Riff Fuck Reap 7-inches, all leading up to their raw-as-all-hell 2011 debut LP Lower Forms on Relapse.

 

Lower Forms made way for their follow up on Seattle’s Good To Die in 2012. Like a rollercoaster ride on a buzzsaw, Bites Rites melds the good and bad, its terrifically tweaked-out hooks never dulling the aggression and misanthropy worn on its sleeve. The S.O.S. (Singles, Other Shit) compilation came out on the band’s own Eolian Empire in 2013, a dig through the vaults deep down the rabbit hole and including nine old-school punk and hardcore songs rabbitized into the red, and last year’s Untoward on Lamb Unlimited may have been their most explosive effort yet, a record that pulls together the best parts of their oeuvre into a spare but stirring record that proves tricks ain’t just for kids.

 

RABBITS discography:

 

LPs/EPs

Untoward – 2014, Lamb Unlimited (12-inch, digital)

Bites Rites – 2012, Good To Die (12-inch, cassette, digital)

Lower Forms – 2011, Relapse / 2013, Eolian Empire (12-inch, digital)

Hide – 2010, Eolian Empire (10-inch)

 

collections

S.O.S. (Singles, Other Shit) – 2013, Eolian Empire (cassette, digital)

Mars – 2009, self-released (CDR)

CD-R – 2006, self-released (CDR)

 

singles

Flexihead (Minor Threat/Black Flag covers) – 2011, Eolian Empire (flexi postcard)

Riff, Fuck, Reap – 2011, Powerblaster (7-inch)

Sloth vs. Bees – 2006, self-released (7-inch)

 

splits

Yr In Luck w/ Arabrot – 2013, Eolian Empire/Fysisk Format (7-inch)

Give Me It (Cure covers) w/ Whores – 2014, Eolian Empire/Brutal Panda (7-inch)

War, Oh My w/ Dead Elephant – 2013, Hell Comes Home (7-inch)

Lungs w/ Under Mountains – 2006, Eolian Empire (12-inch)

 

live

Seek + Destroy – live on KEXP, 2014 (digital)

Computer – live on KPSU, 2009 (CDR)

Radio – live on KPSY, 2007 (CDR)

 

For coverage of all RABBITshits contact dave@earsplitcompound.com worldwide.

 

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WOLFHEART REVEAL ALBUM COVER ART, TRACK LISTING + TEASER VIDEO FOR SHADOW WORLD

ALBUM OUT AUGUST 21 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

(New York, N.Y.): WOLFHEART, the brainchild of visionary Tuomas Saukkonen, have pulled back the curtain surrounding their wintry and metallic second album Shadow World, revealing the cover art, release date, the track listing, and a thrilling, three-minute album teaser.

In 2012, after years of pouring his creative juices to innumerable projects, like Before the Dawn, Dawn of Solace, Black Sun Aeon, et cetera ad infinitum, Saukkonen, who was the mastermind of them all, decided to disband all of his groups and start from scratch.

The result is one focused project and that’s WOLFHEART, which has steadily evolved into a touring, charting band.

The band’s sophomore release Shadow World was recorded at Grindhouse Studio in Athens, Greece and at SoundSpiral Audio in Kouvola, Finland. It is the logical continuation of its predecessor Winterborn.

Shadow World features mesmerizing melodies graceful enough to stop the listener in their tracks, along with the most furious of frostbites to finish him or her off.

The freeze will begin moving in on July 10, when the album’s lead digital single and video “Aeon of Cold” makes impact, dropping the mercury to sub-zero temperatures.

Watch the Shadow World teaser HERE.

The end of dog days comes on August 21, when the Shadow World blankets the world with a new sort of Ice Age.

Feel the chill.

WOLFHEART Shadow World Track Listing

(Spinefarm Records, August 21)

“Aeon of Cold”

“Zero Gravity”

“Storm Centre”

“Last Of”

“All Winters”

“Nemesis”

“Abyss”

“Resistance”

“Veri”

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VALDUR Pathetic Scum

Bloody Mountain Release: 30 June 2015

Following an extended slumber, Mammoth Lake, California-based black/death merchants, VALDUR, emerge from their crypts with the infernal fruits of latest offering, lovingly dubbed Pathetic Scum.
The follow-up to 2013?s soul-devouring At War With full-length, which Meat Mead Metal appropriately heralded for filling, ?that void of anger and disengagement with society that may be darkening your heart,? Pathetic Scum was tracked entirely at the band?s clandestine Bloody Mountain Bunker, mixed by drummer Matthew, mastered by Dan at Morbid Mastering and offers up seven cruel odes of audio abhorrence as only VALDUR can conjure. Featuring the addition of new guitarist, Vuke, the record delivers a blizzardy onslaught of warring riffs, bestial blasts, wrath-infused vocal offensives and an overwhelming atmosphere of pandemonium, trepidation and all-encompassing ruthlessness. Indeed, Pathetic Scum is a true testament of a diseased society gone sour and maintains VALDUR?s place as one of America?s best kept extreme metal secrets.
Relays VALDUR, from the tombs, ?Guitarist/vocalist Samuel is still with us so to speak, but he is so busy with personal/family matters at the moment. Vuke, new guitarist, is not a replacement, but a full time member of VALDUR. And for live dates this spring, Roskva will be on vocals again. And we have William on bass and Matthew on drums. We all appreciate anyone who takes the time in this world to have a listen to our music. It is built and molded by our own hands to the form and shape that we like. With these new songs, we give you something different yet again along the obscure VALDUR timeline??
Pathetic Scum Track Listing:
1.Tank Torture
2. Impending Doom
3. Blessings Of The Goat
4. Pathetic Scum
5. Incantre Pt. II
6. Morbid Emanations
Featuring past and current members of Weverin, Endless Blizzard and Plutocracy, VALDUR was forged at the turn of the century in a small mountain town located in the pulsating heart of the Sierra Mountains where the Death Valley desert lands meet the ascending Mt. Whitney and where the unholy collective dwells without interference of fashionable scenes or rulebooks.
VALDUR 2015:
Vuke ? guitars
William ? bass
Matthew ? drums
Roskva ? (live) vocals
Pathetic Scum will be officially unveiled digitally and in digipak format via the band?s own Bloody Mountain Records on June 30th, 2015.
?There?s no question this band can make heavy music, but there?s also emotional depth to be found as well.? ? Metal Injection
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RIOT V On Tour in the USA, Signing Session in Las Vegas Announced

As part of their June/July tour schedule, RIOT V performed in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece before playing the Sweden Rock Festival and have more June/July dates scheduled on the West Coast and a signing session arranged at Zia Records in Las Vegas at 04:00 pm on June 18th. More info on the event can be found HERE.

Fan-filmed video footage of RIOT V, the new band featuring the remaining members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, performing on June 6 at this year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg can be seen HERE.

RIOT V released their debut album, “Unleash The Fire”, last October via SPV/Steamhammer. The CD marks the first release from RIOT without the late, great founding guitarist Mark Reale, who passed away in early 2012 and was limited on his participation on 2011’s reunion album “Immortal Soul” because of his health issues. The band was encouraged at the request of Mark and the Reale estate to forge ahead in his honor and has dedicated this new offering to him.

“Unleash The Fire” promises to please fans of the “Thundersteel” era of RIOT, as main songwriter and longtime Reale music collaborator Don Van Stavern does much of the writing, as he did on “Thundersteel” and “The Privilege Of Power”. Longtime RIOT bandmate, songwriter and Reale’s guitar partner of over 20 years, Mike Flyntz, joined Don, to create what they feel is something they are proud to call a RIOT record. The RIOT V lineup is completed by powerhouse vocalist extraordinaire Todd Michael Hall (BURNING STARR, REVERENCE), Frank Gilchriest (VIRGIN STEELE, RIOT‘s “Army Of One”) and former Mike Flyntz guitar student and resident shredder Nick Lee.

RIOT V live in the USA

June 17 Hollywood,CA – Whiskey A Go-Go

June 18 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d

June 19 San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room

June 20 San Diego, CA – Ramona Mainstage

July 16 Portland, OR – Dante`s

July 17 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

July 18 Spokane, WA – tba

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SOILWORK Welcomes New Bassist Markus Wibom, Formerly of HEARTS ALIVE

New Album ?The Ride Majestic? Out August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records

Touring in the US and EU this Year ? Performing at Bangalore Open Air 2016

ABOUT SOILWORK:

Swedish metal eminence SOILWORK were spawned in Helsingborg, in 1995. Following two highly acclaimed albums Steel Bath Suicide (1998) and The Chainheart Machine (1999) on Listenable Records, SOILWORK joined the Nuclear Blast roster in 2001. The band?s unique blend of melodic metal developed at a staggering rate as they released a new bombshell each year; touring aggressively throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Some of the highlights included Ozzfest alongside headliners BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN and an arena tour with LAMB OF GOD and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Their latest release, The Living Infinite, is the first double album in melodic death metal history! Adventurous yet true to the band?s identity, this Jens Bogren-produced (OPETH, AMON AMARTH), twenty-song powerhouse is the ultimate proof that SOILWORK are true masters of their art and as relevant as ever!
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POWER TRIP: Texas Crossover Outfit Prepares For East Coast Tour Beginning At This Is Hardcore Fest + Confirms West Coast Shows

Texas’ infamous ultra crossover outfit, POWER TRIP, has announced their latest live invasions of the continent with two new bouts of stateside touring confirmed for the Summer months.

 

POWER TRIP will take their unstoppable caravan to the East Coast to take part in this year’s massive Philadelphia-based This Is Hardcore Fest, set to perform on July 26th alongside The Exploited, H20, Negative Approach, All Out War, Slapshot and many others. This show begins a brutalizing tour alongside Foreseen HKI and Red Death with shows in Richmond, Raleigh, Washington DC, Boston, Warren, Brooklyn and Amityville through August 8th.

 

Just over a week later will see POWER TRIP on the opposite coast kicking off a California tour, with shows in San Francisco, Fresno, Bakersfield and Los Angeles between August 12th and 15th alongside the likes of Freedom, Fury and Unified Right.

 

POWER TRIP Tour Dates:

7/26/2015 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore

7/27/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Foreseen, Red Death, Barge

7/28/2015 Kings – Raleigh, NC w/ Foreseen, Red Death

7/29/2015 Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC w/ Foreseen, Red Death, Protestor

7/30/2015 Cuisine en Locale – Boston, MA w/ Foreseen, Red Death, Boston Strangler, Fury, Freedom Intent

7/31/2015 Warren American Legion – Warren, NJ w/ Foreseen, Red Death, Razorheads

8/01/2015 Palisades – Brooklyn, NY w/ Foreseen, Red Death

8/02/2015 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY w/ Foreseen, Red Death

8/12/2015 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA w/ Freedom, Fury, Unified Right

8/13/2015 Strummers – Fresno, CA w/ Freedom, Fury, Unified Right

8/14/2015 Babylon – Bakersfield, CA w/ Freedom, Unified Right

8/15/2015 Berserktown Festival – Los Angeles, CA w/ Freedom, Fury, Unified Right

 

Surging with a modernized translation of the works of mandatory pioneers Nuclear Assault, the Cro-Mags and Leeway,POWER TRIP‘s Southern Lord-released debut LP Manifest Decimation hurtles the band’s “steel, speed and destruction” ethos direct at the jugular with crossover intensity that sounds like it was excavated from a 1987 time capsule with sixteen tons of radioactive dynamite. With nearly thirty-five minutes of thrashing violence, Manifest Decimation wages war on all in its earshot, much like the POWER TRIP name has become synonymous with in the wake of their extreme live shows.

 

Stand by for further updates on POWER TRIP‘s upcoming 2015 plans in the coming days.

 

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SONS OF TONATIUH: Atlanta Sludge Faction To Kick Off East Coast Live Invasion Wednesday; Unreleased Track Posted

This Wednesday, the sludge slingers in SONS OF TONATIUH will quake the stages of eleven venues on their latest jaunt of live debauchery. Scheduled to embark this Wednesday on their home turf of Atlanta at 529, the band will make their way North and back again, playing several locales they’ve yet to punish, with the tour coming to a close on June 27th in Raleigh. Bring ear plugs.

 

SONS OF TONATIUH recently unveiled the diseased fruits of unreleased track, “Skull File,” for public intoxication. The scathing hymn was tracked at a home studio in Atlanta in the Fall of 2013 with engineering band acquaintance, Ben Martin, and serves as a precursor to the recording of their full-length, slated to begin this Summer. Their as-yet-untitled third offering will include a re-recorded version of “Skull File,” as well as seven brand new tracks of slow-roasted wrath and desolation.

 

In the meantime, get doomed with “Skull File,” playing at THIS LOCATION.

 

SONS OF TONATIUH:
6/17/2015 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Rapturous Grief, Waste Layer
6/18/2015 The Milestone – Charlotte, NC w/ From the Gun
6/19/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Backwoods Payback
6/20/2015 O’Brien’s Pub – Boston, MA w/ Finisher
6/21/2015 Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY
6/22/2015 My Place Pizza – Poughkeepsie, NY
6/23/2015 The Hoyt House – Buffalo, NY
6/24/2015 The Smiling Mouse – Pittsburgh, PA
6/25/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Repellers
6/26/2015 Guido’s – Frederick, MD
6/27/2015 Slim’s Downtown – Raleigh, NC w/ Squall

 

SONS OF TONATIUH, featuring guitarist/vocalist Dan Caycedo, bassist Twitch and drummer Josh Lomanto, released their Parade Of Sorrow long player via Hydro-Phonic Records in 2012. Called, “savagely aggressive,” and, “sonically belligerent,” by This Is Not A Scene, praised for its, “joining of galloping thrash and arching doom, bruising hardcore and crackling guitar solos,” by Independent Weekly and likened to, “sinking in quicksand,” by Exclaim!, the Kyle Spence-(Harvey Milk) produced exercise in amplification continues to deafen the ears of listeners globally with its gnarly brand of punk-infused, lead-footed, sludge rock anthems.

 

Check out Parade Of Sorrow streaming in its entirety at the official SONS OF TONATIUH BandCamp page HERE.

 

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