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A Sound Of Thunder

Formed: 2008
From: Washington, DC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest A Sound Of Thunder News

Below is our complete A Sound Of Thunder news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Psykotribe Added To DeLand Rock & Metal Festival

Promoters for the DeLand Rock & Metal Festival have announced that Tampa metal act Psykotribe has been added to the Saturday, November 8th portion of the event. The band was recently named to open the Summer Slaughter Tour when it comes to St. Petersburg, Florida on July 29th.

The DeLand Rock & Metal Festival will take place from November 7-9, 2014 at OB's Restaurant & Lounge located at 1750 North Woodland Blvd in DeLand, Florida. The event will have two outdoor stages, the Main Stage and OB's Stage. Camping will be available. For all information on the event and where you can purchase one day, two day, VIP and camping tickets, head over to the official Facebook page at this location.

Previously announced headline acts include Seven Kingdoms, Massacre, Widow and Warforged along with notable acts: A Sound of Thunder, MindMaze and Draekon. The current schedule can be found below.

The current lineup and schedule is as follows, with more announcements expected soon:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014 **PRE-PARTY**

-OB's STAGE-
1|6:15-6:45 - TBA
2|7:00-7:30 - TBA
3|7:45-8:15 - TBA
4|8:30-9:00 - TBA
5|9:15-9:45 - ShadowStrike - Power Metal from NY
6|10:00-10:45 - Judicator - Power Metal from Tuscon, AZ
7|11:00-11:30 - Project: Roenwolfe - Power Metal from AZ/FL
8| 11:45-12:30 - Fathoms Pass - Progressive Metal from Tampa, FL

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 8, 2014

-OB's STAGE-
1|12:00-12:30 - Koffity - Metal from Panama City, FL
3|1:00-1:30 - TBA
5|2:00-2:30 - All Hell - Death Metal from Longwood, FL
7|3:00-3:30 - Atlas - Metal from Melbourne, FL
9|4:00-4:30 - TBA
11|5:00-5:30 - The Bride Wore Blood - Deathcore from Orlando, FL
13|6:00-6:30 - TBA
15|7:00-7:30 - Orbweaver - Experimental Metal from Miami, FL
17|8:00-8:45 - Promethean Horde - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
19|9:30-10:15 - Ovid's Withering - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
21|11:15-12:00 - Warforged - Death Metal from Chicago, IL More...

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DeLand Rock & Metal Festival Adds Fathoms Pass

Promoters for the DeLand Rock & Metal Festival have announced that Tampa progressive metal act Fathoms Pass has been added to the Friday, November 7th pre-party event. The band replaces Chief Wiggum, which dropped off the roster for the festival. Fathoms Pass released the debut album "Before the Dawn" independently in 2013.

The DeLand Rock & Metal Festival will take place from November 7-9, 2014 at OB's Restaurant & Lounge located at 1750 North Woodland Blvd in DeLand, Florida. The event will have two outdoor stages, the Main Stage and OB's Stage. Camping will be available. For all information on the event and where you can purchase one day, two day, VIP and camping tickets, head over to the official Facebook page at this location.

Previously announced headline acts include Seven Kingdoms, Massacre, Widow and Warforged along with notable acts: A Sound of Thunder, MindMaze and Draekon. The current schedule can be found below.

The current lineup and schedule is as follows, with more announcements expected soon:

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 7th **PRE-PARTY**

-OB's STAGE-
1|6:15-6:45 - TBA
2|7:00-7:30 - TBA
3|7:45-8:15 - TBA
4|8:30-9:00 - TBA
5|9:15-9:45 - ShadowStrike - Power Metal from NY
6|10:00-10:45 - Judicator - Power Metal from Tuscon, AZ
7|11:00-11:30 - Project: Roenwolfe - Power Metal from AZ/FL
8| 11:45-12:30 - Fathoms Pass - Progressive Metal from Tampa, FL

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 8th

-OB's STAGE-
1|12:00-12:30 - Koffity - Metal from Panama City, FL
3|1:00-1:30 - TBA
5|2:00-2:30 - All Hell - Death Metal from Longwood, FL
7|3:00-3:30 - Atlas - Metal from Melbourne, FL
9|4:00-4:30 - TBA
11|5:00-5:30 - The Bride Wore Blood - Deathcore from Orlando, FL
13|6:00-6:30 - TBA
15|7:00-7:30 - Orbweaver - Experimental Metal from Miami, FL
17|8:00-8:45 - Promethean Horde - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
19|9:30-10:15 - Ovid's Withering - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
21|11:15-12:00 - Warforged - Death Metal from Chicago, IL More...

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DeLand Rock & Metal Festival Adds ShadowStrike

Promoters for the DeLand Rock & Metal Festival have announced the latest act for the upcoming event: New York power metal act ShadowStrike. The band just issued its debut EP "Infinite Power," which is available via Bandcamp at this location. Previously announced were headline acts that include Seven Kingdoms, Massacre, Widow and Warforged along with notable acts: A Sound of Thunder, MindMaze and Draekon. The current schedule can be found below.

The DeLand Rock & Metal Festival will take place from November 7-9, 2014 at OB's Restaurant & Lounge located at 1750 North Woodland Blvd in DeLand, Florida. The event will have two outdoor stages, the Main Stage and OB's Stage. Camping will be available. For all information on the event and where you can purchase one day, two day, VIP and camping tickets, head over to the official Facebook page at this location.

The current lineup and schedule is as follows, with more announcements expected soon:

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 7th **PRE-PARTY**

-OB's STAGE-
1|6:15-6:45 - TBA
2|7:00-7:30 - TBA
3|7:45-8:15 - TBA
4|8:30-9:00 - TBA
5|9:15-9:45 - ShadowStrike - Power Metal from NY
6|10:00-10:45 - Judicator - Power Metal from Tuscon, AZ
7|11:00-11:30 - Project: Roenwolfe - Power Metal from AZ/FL
8| 11:45-12:30 - Chief Wiggum - Metal from DeLand, FL

SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 8th

-OB's STAGE-
1|12:00-12:30 - Koffity - Metal from Panama City, FL
3|1:00-1:30 - TBA
5|2:00-2:30 - All Hell - Death Metal from Longwood, FL
7|3:00-3:30 - Atlas - Metal from Melbourne, FL
9|4:00-4:30 - TBA
11|5:00-5:30 - The Bride Wore Blood - Deathcore from Orlando, FL
13|6:00-6:30 - TBA
15|7:00-7:30 - Orbweaver - Experimental Metal from Miami, FL
17|8:00-8:45 - Promethean Horde - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
19|9:30-10:15 - Ovid's Withering - Death Metal from Tampa, FL
21|11:15-12:00 - Warforged - Death Metal from Chicago, IL More...

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Shadowstrike Added To Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization, announced that newly discovered Long Island, NY power metal band, Shadowstrike has been confirmed for Warriors Of Metal Fest VII, which takes place at O'Sheckys Live Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio from June 27th-28th.

ShadowStrike guitarist and vocalist Matthaus Krais states: "We are all very excited to be a part of Warriors Of Metal Fest VII. This will not only be our first time performing in Ohio, but it will be our first time performing in the Midwest period. There are many amazing bands playing this festival and we can't wait to see them all perform as well as share the stage with them and of course bring our music to all the fans!"

The band previously posted "Gales of Winter" off their forthcoming EP "Infinite Power," which can be heard at this location.

More information about the festival, including ticket information can be found over here. The latest lineup for the festival includes:

Pre-Fest Showcase - Thursday, June 26: ETERNAL LEGACY (headliner) AUTOMATON, DEADIRON, LOWER 13, DETHRATS, GRAVE ROBBER, SPLIT THE ABYSS and WINTERHYMN.

Warriors Of Metal Fest VII - Main Festival - Friday, June 27 & Saturday June 28: ARMORY, A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM w/ special guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, FLESH ENGINE, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, NOBLE BEAST, RESISTANCE, RESTLESS BREED, SHADOWSTRIKE, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN, VALHALLA and ZEPHANIAH. More...

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A Crowd Funding Success Story: A Sound Of Thunder

You’ve heard the term or perhaps engaged in a pledge and it’s seems to be all the rage these days: “crowd funding.” Some people may view it as the band version of “panhandling,” but when you consider how much the music business has changed since the rise of the digital age in the face of internet file sharing, rampant illegal downloading and lagging world economies, it doesn’t seem like a bad idea, right? What better way for a fan to feel like he or she is part of the business then to strike up a good old-fashioned pledge drive. Over the last year, there have successes as well as disastrous failures, mediocre output and subpar notifications from smaller local bands and well known acts. But, is crowd funding something worthy of slapping down your hard earned cash in these bad economic times? You only need only look to one band that has risen above the rest, proving twice over that there is power in this medium: A Sound of Thunder. Its members (Nina Osegueda, Josh Schwartz, Jesse Keen and Chris Haren) are shining examples of what is right about crowd funding. More...

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A Sound Of Thunder Asks Fans To Pick Covers For EP

American heavy metal band A Sound of Thunder is offering fans a chance to choose the songs for an upcoming covers album.

The band recently announced details of its new album "The Lesser Key of Solomon" via a crowd-funding campaign, launching the project on Friday, October 25 with a $10,000 fund-raising goal. The goal was passed in less than five days, and pledges have now exceeded $18,000. The campaign ends on Monday, November 25th. The band has decreed that if the campaign reaches $20,000 in pledges, they will record a covers album and give fans the opportunity to vote on which songs the band will cover. To make a pledge before Monday, head over to this location.

"This is really just a way to thank the fans for the incredible and unexpected surge of support we've received," says guitarist Josh Schwartz. "We've got a list of great songs for the fans to choose from, ranging from Deep Purple and Kansas to Devin Townsend and Tool! There will definitely be some surprises on the list." In addition to the fan-chosen songs, the album will also include the band's previously announced cover of "Pleasure Slave" by Manowar, and several songs yet to be announced. More...

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A Sound Of Thunder Releases New Music Video

D.C. area traditional metal act A Sound of Thunder released the new music video for the track "I'll Walk With You." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Time's Arrow," which was issued back in June on the band's own label Mad Neptune Records (see review here). The video and song were inspired by the graphic novel and hit TV show "The Walking Dead." The video was directed by Duy Tran, with make up effects by Morphiage.

The band just recently started a new crowd funding campaign for the follow up album, which will be entitled "The Lesser Key Of Solomon." Information on the release and to make a pledge, head on over to this location.

Check out "I'll Walk With You" here: More...

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A Sound Of Thunder Announces New Album

D.C. area metal band A Sound of Thunder announced that the band is working on a new album entitled "The Lesser Key of Solomon." The fourth full length release will be accompanied by a deluxe hardcover book. The album will be another conceptual release, but a darker more story driven album delving into the supernatural and occult themes. The release date has not been announced, however its expected to be available in 2014.

Production duties for "The Lessor Key of Solomon" will once again be handled by Kevin '131' Gutierrez at Assembly Line Studios "assuring the razor sharp, skull crushing sound you've come to expect from A Sound of Thunder.

On the heels of a very successful crowd funding campaign for the 2013 release "Time's Arrow" (see review here), the band has launched another for the new release. It features a very comprehensive rewards system, including the ability to have the band record a cover song of your choice and executive producer privileges for the album. Head over to this location to make a pledge.

A video launching the campaign can be seen here: More...

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A Sound Of Thunder Streaming "My Disease"

A Sound Of Thunder is streaming another new track - "My Disease" - a duet between vocalist Nina Osegueda and Ex-Iron Maiden/Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley. The song appears on the upcoming LP "Time's Arrow," which is scheduled for release on June 4, 2013 via the band's own label Mad Neptune Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Power Play
2. Time's Arrow
3. I Will Not Break (see lyric video)
4. Broken Bridge
5. Queen of Hell
6. Let's Start a Fire
7. I'll Walk With You
8. My Disease (featuring Blaze Bayley)
9. End of the Road
10. Wastelands
11. Reign of the Hawklords

Check out "My Disease" here: More...

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A Sound Of Thunder Posts New Lyric Video

D.C. based metal band A Sound Of Thunder posted a new lyric video for the track "I Will Not Break." The song appears on the bands forthcoming new LP "Time's Arrow," which is scheduled for release on June 4, 2013 via the band's own label Mad Neptune Records. For pre-orders, head over to the band's official website.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Power Play
2. Time's Arrow
3. I Will Not Break
4. Broken Bridge
5. Queen of Hell
6. Let's Start a Fire
7. I'll Walk With You
8. My Disease (featuring Blaze Bayley)
9. End of the Road
10. Wastelands
11. Reign of the Hawklords

Check out "I Will Not Break" here: More...

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A Sound Of Thunder Unveils Album Art, New Label

D.C. area metal band A Sound Of Thunder is set to release the band's new full length album "Time's Arrow" and have unveiled the album's artwork, which was created by artist Dusan Markovic (shown below). After shopping the new release to prospective labels, the band has decided to do so on its newly launched record label Mad Neptune Records on June 4, 2013.

"Time's Arrow" was recorded at Assembly Line Studios with producer Kevin '131' Gutierrez (Shinedown/While Heaven Wept/Deceased). The 64-minute, 11-song album includes a duet between ex-Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley and ASoT vocalist Nina Osegueda on the brooding, Black Sabbath-inspired "My Disease." Other songs set to appear on the album include "Queen of Hell", which was previewed on a limited EP earlier this year (see review at over here), "I'll Walk With You," a zombie epic inspired by The Walking Dead television series, and the monumental 10-minute title track "Time's Arrow."

A Sound of Thunder will also break new ground by issuing a short story, penned by drummer Chris Haren, expanding on the story told in the lyrics of the title track. Beginning today, "Time's Arrow" will be available for pre-order in the following variety of formats via the band's Official Website: More...

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A Sound Of Thunder Streaming "Queen Of Hell"

D.C. area metal band A Sound of Thunder is streaming the title track to the forthcoming EP "Queen of Hell." The EP is scheduled for release on January 29, 2013, with the full length "Time's Arrow" expected later on in the year (Check out Metal Underground.com's review of the EP over at this location).

The track list for "Queen of Hell" is:

1. Queen of Hell (6:13)
2. Hello Nurse (5:51)
3. Trashed (Black Sabbath Cover) (4:14)
4. Queen of Hell (Feat. Veronica Freeman) (5:39)

Check out "Queen of Hell" here: More...

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A Sound Of Thunder Posts Preview Clip Of New Track

A Sound of Thunder posted a song preview clip for the new track "Reign Of The Hawklords." The song will appear on the band's new LP "Time's Arrow" expected this year.

The band described the history of the song: "This is a bit of a unique track for us, and not totally representative of the sound of the new album. 'Reign of the Hawklords' was originally written as a 'b-side,' and was intended to be included on the 'Queen of Hell' EP, not Time's Arrow. The entire song is heavily inspired by Hawkwind. Hawkwind are best known in the metal community for Lemmy Kilmister's role as bass player and vocalist in the band in the early to mid '70s, prior to Lemmy's forming Motorhead. They are credited as pioneers of sci-fi themed rock and were one of the first bands to incorporate electronic instruments into rock music.

"Josh (ASoT guitarist) is a longtime Hawkwind fan and had been wanting to pay homage and write something in their style. Assuming this kind of song wouldn't fit well on an ASoT album, the song was intended as a b-side from the beginning, with portions of the song inspired heavily by Hawkwind tracks 'Moonglum,' 'Brainstorm,' and 'Psychedelic Warlords.' Almost all of the song's lyrics are actual Hawkwind song titles, strung together by Nina and Josh to form a very loose outline of a story.

"Plans first started to change after the song was written and the band started rehearsing it. Playing the song felt GOOD. As recording for the album began the intent was still to use the song as a bonus or EP track, but once we started work on the track it quickly became a favorite of the entire band. The last straw was when all the band members confessed to having the chorus stuck in their heads for days on end. At this point the decision was made to throw caution to the wind and add the track to the album! It was just too catchy, and the big heavy riff in the middle and the end of the song was more ASoT than Hawkwind, giving it enough of an anchor in our own style to pass muster. Then all that was left was one of the high points of the recording process...recording the crazy theremin sounds heard throughout the song!

"So there you have it, the story of "Reign of the Hawklords"! We hope you'll have it stuck in your head soon too!

"Oh, and one last thing....we heard a rumor that there's an alternate version of this track featuring a founding member of Hawkwind..."

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A Sound Of Thunder Posts Teaser For New EP

A Sound of Thunder will be releasing the "Queen of Hell" EP this coming January 29th, 2013 and the band has now posted a teaser trailer online, which can be viewed below. A Sound of Thunder also comments:

"Since you've been good little boys and girls, we've decided to give you an early Christmas present! Behold, the Queen of Hell EP is now available for pre-order, and the first samples are available in this preview video! Help us spread the word and share the video."

The "Queen of Hell" track listing is as follows:

1. Queen of Hell (Album Version)
2. Hello Nurse
3. Trashed (Black Sabbath cover)
4. Queen of Hell (featuring Veronica Freeman)

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Blaze Bayley To Guest On A Sound Of Thunder Album

Washington, DC-based heavy metallers A Sound of Thunder have begun work on their third full-length album entitled "Time's Arrow." The band has entered Assembly Line Studios with producer Kevin "131" Gutierrez (Shinedown, While Heaven Wept, Raven). With the same band line-up, producer, and studio that created 2012' "Out of the Darkness" (reviewed here), "Time's Arrow "features 11 new songs combining rousing and catchy traditional metal with crushing modern production. "Time's Arrow" will release in early 2013 and is the subject of the band's current Kickstarter campaign.

Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden, Wolfsbane) makes an appearance on the album, performing a duet with vocalist Nina Osegueda on the track "My Disease." Guitarist Josh Schwartz comments, "Blaze is a legendary figure in the history of metal, but more importantly he brings incredible power, passion and sincerity to his performances, and that's exactly what we needed on this song. Musically it has little in common with Maiden, and sounds more like a cross between Black Sabbath and Blaze's first few solo albums...and of course A Sound of Thunder."

Bayley also commented: "It has been a real pleasure to work on this song. Filled with passion and intensity, it has an edge. I wish A Sound of Thunder the very best of luck with their project, but with a song this good, I don't think they will need luck."

On August 20th, 2012 A Sound of Thunder started a Kickstarter.com fundraiser campaign for the recording of "Time's Arrow." The campaign will run for 30 days and offers fans a chance to pre-order the album, have their name printed in the album booklet, reserve an ultra-limited box set edition of the album, and acquire unique and rare items from the band. Video at the band's Kickstarter page contains the first clips from the new album. More...

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A Sound Of Thunder Announces Guest Vocalist

As was previously announced, Washington, DC-based heavy metallers A Sound of Thunder are now offering their new "Queen of Hell" EP exclusively through Kickstarter.com. The EP serves as a follow up to the 2012 studio album "Out of the Darkness" (reviewed here) and teaser for the band's next studio album "Time's Arrow," due in spring 2013.

"Queen of Hell" was produced by Kevin "131" Gutierrez (Shinedown, While Heaven Wept) at Assembly Line Studios in Virginia. According to guitarist Josh Schwartz, "We had too much great material for our next album and weren't willing to shelve it, so the EP was a no-brainer. It gives us a great reward to offer the fans who support our fundraising campaign for the next album, and reduces the wait time for new music from the band."

A teaser clip for "Queen of Hell" can be found below. Benedictum vocalist Veronica Freeman makes an appearance on the EP, performing a duet with vocalist Nina Osegueda on the title track. "Veronica is a real metal monster of a vocalist, and has the power and presence to deliver this kind of classic metal. She is a true queen of metal and together with Nina, your speakers might just explode!" said Schwartz.

Freeman commented: "Sometimes I get asked to do a special project and I have to give it a bit of thought, but with Nina, having performed with her on stage before and knowing how she can
'bring it' I knew it was not only going to be a lot of fun, but that it would be some kick ass music to work with. It was a real honor to be asked to work with her and A SOUND OF THUNDER. Hmmmmm, hope to do something more in the future... you never know!!" More...

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A Sound Of Thunder Announces New EP

Female-fronted heavy metal act A Sound of Thunder is currently working on new album "Time's Arrow," which is the follow-up to "Out of the Darkness" (reviewed here). The band is also releasing a new EP exclusively for fans who help fund the upcoming album via Kickstarter. A Sound of Thunder comments:

"The new Queen of Hell EP is only available through Kickstarter, and only for the next 30 days! 4 new songs, red vinyl, digital download included, exclusive patch, and strictly limited to 250 copies worldwide! What are you waiting for, get to our Kickstarter and reserve your copy!" More...

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A Sound Of Thunder Announces Benefit Show

Female-fronted heavy metal act A Sound of Thunder, which is currently recording a new album, has issued the following announcement about an upcoming benefit show in Maryland:

"We're proud to announce that on July 7, 2012, we'll be playing a benefit show for children with cancer. All proceeds will go toward funding the kids at St. Jude, so please make it out if you can!

"This is a 2-day event with over 100 craft and food vendors, plus 26 bands. This is an all-ages show, so please bring the family and help us kick cancer's ass!"

For more details on the show, head over to this location. The new album A Sound of Thunder is currently tracking will be the follow-up to "Out of the Darkness" (reviewed here).

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A Sound Of Thunder Issues Recording Update

Female-fronted heavy metal act A Sound of Thunder has issued the following announcement about recording a new full-length album:

"Jesse takes his first turn in the studio for album #3 tonight, laying down some monster bass! If you feel rumbling in the mid-Atlantic region of the US tonight, don't panic, it's not an earthquake, just the recording of our new album!"

The upcoming album will be the follow-up to "Out of the Darkness" (reviewed here). You can also check out the band's previously posted music video for "Kill That Bitch" at this location.

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A Sound Of Thunder Posts New Music Video

D.C. based A Sound of Thunder posted a new music video for the track "Kill That Bitch." The track appears on the band's sophomore LP "A Sound of Thunder," which was issued at the end of March through Nightmare Records (see Metal Underground's review).

The band also previously released a music video for the track "Murderous Horde."

Check out "Kill That Bitch" here:

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