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Southwest Terror Fest Lineup Announced

The promoters of Tucson, Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest have finalized the massive lineup for the 2014 installment of the event. Behold: Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front!

On October 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, the third episode of the only major multi-day metal festival to annually invade the lower western territory of the U.S. will bring an incredible collective of bands into Tucson.

Having stepped up the hosting venues for this year's gathering, the three main night's events will be held at the historic Rialto Theatre in Tucson, with the kickoff show on Thursday and each night's after show throwdowns taking place at nearby The District Tavern.

Headlining acts for this year include the unstoppable and ever-morphing Neurosis, lords of decimating drone Sunn O))), and riff rock kingpins Goatsnake.

The rest of the lineup is set to include a widespread mix of national and local bands, with Pelican, -16-, The Body, Eagle Twin, Baptists, Author & Punisher, The Fucking Wrath, Primitive Man, Blackqueen, Night Demon, Obliterations, North, TOAD, Secrets Of The Sky, Godhunter, Sex Prisoner, Sorxe, Twingiant, Spiritual Shepherd, Windmill of Corpses, and Conqueror Worm.

Actual day-to-day lineups, ticketing info/packages and more on Southwest Terror Fest III will be released in the coming weeks. More...

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Agrimonia Kicking Off Tour Tonight

Today marks the beginning of the Nights Of Rites MMXXIII, a trek which brings Gothenburg, Sweden-based doom/crust quintet Agrimonia on an extensive three-week tour of America's metropolitan areas and backwoods realms.

Touring in support of intense third LP, "Rites Of Separation," Agrimonia has requisitioned support from Arizona blackrollers Take Over And Destroy (TOAD) for the full run, which kicks off tonight in Glendale, California. Dates are as follows:

11/12/2013 Complex - Glendale, CA w/ Take Over And Destroy, Ancestors
11/13/2013 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA w/ Take Over And Destroy, Embers, Augurs
11/14/2013 Alibi - Arcata, CA w/ Take Over And Destroy
11/15/2013 Branx - Portland, OR w/ Take Over And Destroy, Eight Bells, Night Nurse
11/16/2013 Highline - Seattle, WA w/ Tragedy, Take Over And Destroy, Death Raid
11/17/2013 Shredder - Boise, ID w/ Take Over And Destroy, Hatchet, Exmortus
11/18/2013 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT w/ SubRosa, Take Over And Destroy
11/19/2013 3 Kings - Denver, CO w/ Take Over And Destroy, Wayfarer, Weaponizer
11/20/2013 Duffy's - Lincoln, NE w/ Take Over And Destroy, Scaphe, Vickers
11/21/2013 Fubar - St. Louis, MO w/ Take Over And Destroy, Enabler, Black Fast
11/22/2013 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL Take Over And Destroy, Enabler, Moral Void
11/23/2013 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Take Over And Destroy, Locktender
11/24/2013 Howler's - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Take Over And Destroy, Wrathcobra, Wrought Iron
11/25/2013 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Take Over And Destroy, Sannhet
11/26/2013 Black Cat - Washington DC w/ Take Over And Destroy
11/27/2013 Pinhook - Durham, NC w/ Take Over And Destroy, City of Medicine
11/29/2013 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Take Over And Destroy, Sumerian, DIAB
11/30/2013 Mango's - Houston, TX w/ Take Over And Destroy
12/01/2013 Red 7 - Austin, TX w/ Take Over And Destroy
12/03/2013 Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM w/ Take Over And Destroy, Hanta, Laminectomy
12/04/2013 Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ w/ Take Over And Destroy, Cave Dweller More...

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TOAD Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Arizona blackened death rock ringleaders TOAD will join forces with post-crust horde Agrimonia next month for a U.S. run of live assaults.

Set to commence November 12th in Glendale, California, The Nights Of Rites Tour will trample its way clockwise through the entire country until the final riff crushes Phoenix, Arizona on December 4th.

As precursor to the expedition, team TOAD will be opening for occult rockers, Ghost B.C. in Phoenix tomorrow. The performance marks the band's first show with new bassist, Dylan Thomas.

Comments TOAD: "We're stoked to be playing our first show with our good buddy Dylan on bass. We're equally as excited that this is happening on the night we share the stage with Ghost B.C.! This is their first time playing Phoenix and we're happy to be a part of it. As if that wasn't enough, we're thrilled to be touring with Agrimonia, at a point when our lineup is stronger and tighter than it's ever been. We really dig their new record and can already tell we're gonna have a blast together. This tour came together so naturally and we know it will be unforgettable. See all of you very soon..."

TOAD will be touring in support of the "Endless Night" EP, unleashed earlier this year to riotous applause both stateside and abroad. More...

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Agrimonia Announces U.S. Tour

Touring in support of third LP, "Rites Of Separation" -- the band's first for Southern Lord Recordings, who dropped the album in April of this year -- Sweden's Agrimonia has now confirmed a return to the U.S. this Fall.

The pending tour will see Gothenburg-rooted Agrimonia on a three-week venture, launching on November 12th in Los Angeles and winding clockwise through the entire country until the final riff devastates Phoenix on December 4th.

Support for the entire trek will be provided by Arizona's black/death rockers TOAD, along the way the duo also crossing paths with Ancestors, Embers, Eight Bells, Tragedy, SubRosa, Wayfarer, Enabler, Sannhet and a rash of others. More...

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TOAD Posts New Album Making-Of Footage

TOAD (Take Over And Destroy) has posted the final chapter in its behind-the-scenes footage from the making of new album "Endless Night." Watch this latest clip in the YouTube player below.

The full "Endless Night" album is also currently available for streaming online. Give the album a listen right here. The track listing is:

1. Taste of the Grave
2. Cosmophobia
3. Howling House
4. Boundaries of Flesh
5. Endless Night

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TOAD Streaming Full New Album

TOAD (Take Over And Destroy) released the "Endless Night" LP yesterday, and now the band has made the full release available for streaming via Bandcamp. Check it out below, and the album's track listing is:

1. Taste of the Grave
2. Cosmophobia
3. Howling House
4. Boundaries of Flesh
5. Endless Night More...

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TOAD Streaming "Boundaries Of Flesh"

With the unleashing of their "Endless Night" LP just days away (June 25th), the blackened death sorcerers in TOAD offer up a stream of fourth track “Boundaries of Flesh” via Cvlt Nation. Check out the song right here.

Comments the band of the deviant tune: “This was the last song written for Endless Night. It was surreal to know we had neared the end of our vision, so this tune is definitely special for us. Those of you with a keen ear and familiarity with the scores of John Carpenter may pick up on some parallels. As with every song on the album, this song is an unpredictable journey. Enjoy.”

Adds Cvlt Nation: “‘Boundaries of Flesh’ snaps with tight rhythms and a head-nodding beat that’s difficult to forget after your first listen. Heady sections of stripped back and echoing vocal lines gives the whole track a different and intriguing mood that calls to mind extreme doom-sensibilities and lends a deeply effective ‘70s B-Movie soundtrack quality to the song before the title track lurches into being with slow, weighty and dastardly destructive proportions. The song swirls with extended motions of climbing guitar wails and gruff vocal bellows that grind with a distinct resonance and the hurtling speed of the closing seconds is enough to raise the dead themselves. Excellent fun indeed.”

"Endless Night" was captured by returning producer/engineer Bob Hoag at Flying Blanket Recording in Mesa, Arizona, who worked with the band previously on the mammoth "Rotten Tide" EP, and offers up a strikingly grim cover by Sean R. Williams (Animetalphysical). The album's track listing is:

1. Taste of the Grave
2. Cosmophobia
3. Howling House
4. Boundaries of Flesh
5. Endless Night

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TOAD Posts New Song Online

Today the evil-doers at Pitchfork bring forth “Howling House,” from Phoenix blackened death ‘n’ roll assassins, TOAD (Take Over And Destroy).

The smoldering tune comes by way of the band’s mammoth "Endless Night" LP, set for release on June 25, 2013. Hear the “Howling House” at this location. The album's track listing is:

1. Taste of the Grave
2. Cosmophobia
3. Howling House
4. Boundaries of Flesh
5. Endless Night More...

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TOAD Reveals New Album Details

Phoenix, Arizona black ‘n’ roll death miscreants TOAD (Take Over And Destroy) are readying to unleash their "Endless Night" LP. "Endless Night" was captured by producer/engineer Bob Hoag at Flying Blanket Recording in Arizona (who worked with the band previously on the "Rotten Tide" EP) and offers up a cover by Sean R. Williams (Animetalphysical).

Comments the band in a collective statement: “Night time evokes conflicting reactions within the human psyche. As primitive man witnessed the sunset he felt intrigued and thrilled, but most importantly he felt afraid. His terror served to protect him from the chaos and danger of the unknown. The same animalistic fear of the dark remains within us today, though it has migrated into the subconscious. Endless Night exploits both our aversion and attraction to the darkness. Recorded over the course of a full moon and All Hallow’s Eve of 2012, these songs swirl and creep with sinister melodies, then strike with violent hooks. The album is simultaneously exciting and permeating with horror. Our ancestors relied upon the warmth and light of fire to guard them at night. This record captures the dread of that fire being extinguished forever.”

Pre-orders are available here, and the track listing is:

1. Taste of the Grave
2. Cosmophobia
3. Howling House
4. Boundaries of Flesh
5. Endless Night More...

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TOAD Finishes Writing New Album

Phoenix, Arizona’s black ‘n’ roll death merchants TOAD (Take Over And Destroy) have completed the writing process of their new full-length, tentatively titled "Endless Night." The following press release was issued about the album:

"Since returning home from a victorious tour in March, Take Over and Destroy has been hard at work in the sweltering desert heat, crafting what is simply dubbed 'a sonic weapon.' The scripting process was reportedly plagued by various bouts of misfortune including lost rehearsal spaces, run-ins with the law, crippling illness and death. Through perpetual negativity came a primal, chaotic source of inspiration for the collective. The malevolent energy captured on Endless Night promises to be the band’s most sincerely powerful output to date.

"Take Over And Destroy will be re-enlisting the services of producer/engineer Bob Hoag at Flying Blanket Recording in Mesa, Arizona who worked with the band previously on their Rotten Tide EP. The band will enter the studio immediately following their live occupation of the Southwest Terror Fest October 19 at The Rock in Tucson, Arizona alongside Hull, Sons Of Tonatiuh, Ladybird, Godhunter and many more."

"Endless Night" serves as the follow-up to the "Rotten Tide" EP, released independently earlier this year. More...

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Southwest Terror Fest Announces Lineup Changes

As the first annual Tuscon-based Southwest Terror Fest metal gathering approaches, confirmed to deafen concertgoers for two full days this October, this week several updates to the lineup have been confirmed. As -16- canceled the band's performance due to other touring options during that time, Bereft has been added instead. Several other minor shifts to the overall lineup are reflected on the updated flyer available below.

Set to occupy The Rock club on October 19th and 20th, the main/headlining acts for the maiden voyage of Southwest Terror Fest will include Bereft, Hull, Sons of Tonatiuh, Diseased Reason, Pigeonwing, North, Ladybird, Godhunter, and more. Entrance fee for the event is only $15 per person, for both days, so you can save the rest of your money for merch and booze! Tickets are available right here.

The festival's lineup is as follows: More...

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Southwest Terror Fest Lineup Announced

Extreme music fans rejoice, for there’s a brutal new festival coming to U.S. soil this Fall. Today, details on the debut of the Southwest Terror Fest have been disclosed to the public, the first installment of the now annual meeting of intense acts confirmed to invade Tucson, Arizona in October.

Set to occupy The Rock club on October 19th and 20th, the main/headlining acts for the maiden voyage of Southwest Terror Fest will include 16, Hull, Sons of Tonatiuh, Diseased Reason, Pigeonwing, North, Ladybird, Godhunter, and more. Entrance fee for the event is only $15 per person, for both days, so you can save the rest of your money for merch and booze! The following press release was issued about the festival:

"A fully DIY undertaking booked by musicians, for musicians, the Southwest Terror Fest is a low-priced, two-day event featuring an intense conglomeration of acts; its goal, to draw extreme music fans from all ages from the Southwest US and beyond. The event was conceived and booked by Tucson act Godhunter, with Metalifestyle.com sponsoring the second stage and Earsplit PR sponsoring the main stage. Additional sponsorship support is coming from Zia Records, Sticks n’ Strings Music Center, Acid Reflux Records and Axe Of Contrition. Tickets are available now via Zia Records, Sticks n’ Strings Music Center, and The Rock’s Ticketleap location right here."

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Toad Issues Tour Recap

Arizona metal militia TOAD has returned to its homeland of Phoenix after a two-week migration through the Rocky Mountains and across the southern United States. The following press release was issued about the trek and regarding the band writing new material:

"To say TOAD's journey was a success would be an understatement. Old friends were revisited, new allies were formed, and TOAD's rotten gospel was delivered on a nightly basis to receptive congregations. Upon their return to the desert, TOAD immediately delved back into the writing process in preparation for the next album. TOAD's new music is an expansion and improvement upon the themes prevalent in last year's Rotten Tide, which continues to reap critical acclaim from critics and fans alike. These latest songs are the results of a more mature, driven, and aggressive band. Once the record is finished, TOAD plans on continuing its Eastern expansion to the Atlantic coast, and beyond. Take Over And Destroy.

"A maniacal six-piece, TOAD formed in 2008 and has rapidly evolved into a complex entity. TOAD's sound is hardly definable but rather a divine amalgamation of and elaboration upon all things heavy within the last four decades of rock music. Though obviously influenced by the Scandinavian death and black metal movements of the 1990s, the band ensures that every song pulsates with the groove established by metal's forefathers - bands like Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. With the addition of former Slut Sister and Drone Throne guitarist Alex Bank Rollins, and the replacement of original guitarist Danny Labarbera by former Queen Beast member Nate Garrett, the band has solidified a group that is road-ready and unstoppable in both its creative output and self-promotion. Rounding out the lineup are original members Andy Leemont on vocals, Shane Taylor on drums, Trey Edwin on bass, and Pete Porter on organ. TOAD strive to be at the forefront of the progression of the genre."

In the meantime, check out live footage from the band’s stop in Fayetteville, Arkansas last month below. More...

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Toad Announces New Tour Dates

Phoenix, Arizona metal miscreants Toad are set to embark on a live takeover next month. The punishment will begin on March 2nd in Tempe and wind its way through 15 cities before coming to a ceremonial close in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The band will be joined by a host of eclectic bands throughout the tour including Lo-Pan, Sons Of Tonatiuh, Black Market Ministry and more.

Commented the band in a collective statement: “TOAD has long been preparing for this moment, and the time has finally come. This journey will lead us into uncharted territory and will spark the widespread corruption of anyone and everyone that is either willing or unfortunate enough to participate. We are confident that this experience will be only the beginning of the debauchery and mayhem that is yet to come.”

TOAD — short for “Take Over And Destroy” — will be touring in support of the five track "Rotten Tide" EP, self-released last year. Flaunting a fully analog recording, the monolithic offering was produced by Bob Hoag at Flying Blanket Recording and features the exclusive use of vintage gear from the ‘60s and ‘70s to create “a true rock ‘n’ roll sound.”

Toad's upcoming live shows are as follows: More...

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