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The Aussie thrash metal/grindcore/punk mad men from King Parrot are streaming the full new "Dead Set" album online today - listen in below, courtesy of Metal Hammer.
"Dead Set" will drop May 15th in Europe (Agonia Records), May 19th in North America (Housecore Records) and May 15th in Australia (Rocket/EVP). The follow-up to 2013’s "Bite Your Head Off" effort, "Dead Set" was produced by Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) in Nodferatu’s Lair Studio (Down, Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual).
Anselmo also stars in the video for "Like A Rat," the first track released from the new album, and firmly gives them the seal of approval, saying: "King Parrot are a fine body of fellows, and it is our absolute pleasure to be working with these assaulting-yet-charming devils. Their best years are ahead of them!"
Of the new album, vocalist Matt Young comments: "King Parrot are proud to release our new album 'Dead Set' via Agonia records this May. It's been a long process but we happy to say that we are ready to move ahead and get this sucker out. We wanted to work together with the best people in the business to make this a great record and when Phil (Anselmo) said he wanted to be involved it was a no-brainer.
"The great thing about this record is that it actually sounds like a real band and is a reflection of where we are at right now. In my eyes, that is everything a record should be. We are really happy with the final result and can't wait to show everyone what we have in store." More...
The Australian thrash/grind/punk rockers from King Parrot today release a brand new video for the track "Home Is Where The Gutter Is." Check it out below.
"Home Is Where The Gutter Is" comes comes off upcoming album "Dead Set," due to drop on May 15th in Europe via Agonia Records (May 19th in North America via Housecore Records and May 15th in Australia via Rocket/EVP). The track listing is as follows:
1. Anthem Of The Advance Sinner
2. Need No Savior
3. Hell Comes Your Way
4. Like A Rat
5. Tomorrow Turns To Blood
6. Home Is Where The Gutter Is
7. Sick In The Head
10. Dead Set More...
Fresh off an epically successful US journey supporting bong-wielding metal legion, Weedeater, Australia's King Parrot will drop the maniacal wares of the "Dead Set" long player upon the masses next month, which was captured by Philip H. Anselmo and Michael Thompson with Steve Berrigan at the infamous Nodferatu's Lair (Down, Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual et al) in Louisiana.
As a precursor to the "Dead Set" official descent, today Skulls 'N' Bones offers up the first of a five-part interview series that gives fans a comprehensive glimpse into the band's relentless world of writing, recording, and touring as well as other fowl-related shenanigans. More...
The Australian thrash grind malefactors from King Parrot are currently wreaking havoc through the U.S. on tour with bong-wielders, Weedeater.
The band will pillage over two-dozen municipalities upon the tour's completion with the march coming to a close on April 18th in Wilmington, North Carolina. From there, King Parrot will play two headlining shows - including a special Housecore Records Signing Party at the Blue Nile in New Orleans April 20th - before heading back to home turf for a two-week Australian march with additional live invasions to be announced in the weeks to come.
The live abrasions come in advance of the band's soon-to-be-unleashed "Dead Set" full-length. The band comments:
"We're half way through this wild circus tour with our brothers from Weedeater! It's been one hell of a ride so far and King Parrot now has fourteen shows in a row through Central America, the East Coast and finishing up down in New Orleans at the Blue Nile on Monday April 20th for our Housecore Records signing party. We're all excited about the release of our new record 'Dead Set' on May 19th and we've been loving showcasing some of this new material on the tour. It's going down a treat. Come out to a show if we're in your neck of the woods."
"Dead Set" will detonate May 19th in North America via Housecore Records. In the mean time, catch the band live on these dates: More...
King Parrot is set to unleash latest studio offering, "Dead Set," on May 15th in Europe via Agonia Records, May 19th in North America via Housecore Records, and May 15th in Australia via Rocket/EVP.
The follow-up to 2012’s "Bite Your Head Off," "Dead Set" was produced by Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) in Nodferatu’s Lair Studio (Down, Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual). Anselmo also stars in the video for "Like A Rat," the first track released from the new album.
Of the new album, vocalist Matt Young comments: "The great thing about this record is that it actually sounds like a real band and is a reflection of where we are at right now. In my eyes, that is everything a record should be. We are super proud of this and can't wait to show everyone what we have in store."
The album's track listing is:
1. Anthem Of The Advance Sinner
2. Need No Savior
3. Hell Comes Your Way
4. Like A Rat
5. Tomorrow Turns To Blood
6. Home Is Where The Gutter Is
7. Sick In The Head
10. Dead Set More...
A little bit of rain didn’t stop SXSW attendees from once again packing the Dirty Dog Bar down on Sixth Street this Friday. While the Metal Sucks showcase was heavy on tech death bands, the Tone Deaf Touring showcase included down tempo acts The Skull and Weedeater. Before those acts took the stage, though, progressive instrumentalists Stinking Lizaveta opened the show. The Philadelphia, Ohio based band has fifteen years of touring American and European audiences. This longevity showed in the trio’s tightness. Their female drummer played hard sticking tightly to the bassist who played an upright bass. The guitarist adeptly traversed his fret board. They received a good response from the small crowd. More...
King Parrot recorded its latest effort "Dead Set" (set to drop on May 19th) at Phil Anselmo's (Down/ex-Pantera) own Nodferatu’s Lair and is also signed to Anselmo's Housecore label. Further strengthening their bond can be witnessed in the music video for the track "Like A Rat". Check out the hilarious clip now below. More...
Agonia Records just issued the following announcement about inking a new record deal with King Parrot:
"We're pleased to announce the signing of the Australian one-of-a-kind thrash metal / grindcore / punk entity, King Parrot. Hailing from Melbourne, the band released debut album 'Bite Your Head Off' in 2012, which gained high praise for its stand-out musical performance layered with black humour and nowadays rare, yet unique creativity.
"King Parrot's upcoming new album was recorded by Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) in Nodferatu’s Lair Studio and is set to land this spring via Agonia Records in Europe, Housecore Records in North America and Rocket/EVP in Australia."
On the new deal, the band commented: "Everyone at King Parrot is excited at the prospect of working with Agonia Records for Europe. We've heard nothing but excellent reports from other acts on their label and believe partnering with them in Europe will see us hit the territory more often. They believe in the band, and with this new album containing our best work to date, we want to spend a lot of time touring in Europe. We are currently undertaking our first Europe tour now, and getting a great response, so when this new album comes out we hope to be here a whole lot more! Bring it on!"
See the band live on these dates: More...
Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...
The Australian thrash grind miscreants from King Parrot will return to the stage this March on another North American rash of live devastations.
Slated to embark on March 21st in Austin, Texas, King Parrot will march through two dozen cities supporting bong metal perpetrators, Weedeater, with the passage coming to a close on April 18th in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Metal Injection-sponsored tour follows the band's ten-date run through Europe (also supporting team Weedeater).
Declares the band, "We're honored to be heading out with the legendary Weedeater. We've heard only awesome reports about this great band live, and we can't wait to have our own chapter in the folklore of Dixie Dave and company.
"All the people working behind the scenes on this tour have been excited about pairing our bands for some time, so I'm sure this will be one for the ages! Expect all the crazy shit you would at a high octane punk or metal show, and then times it by ten, as I'm positive both bands will bring their proverbial A game.
"I've heard from people around the country, 'If there's anyone crazier than King Parrot, it's Weedeater.' We'll be out to prove them wrong! We'll also be playing a swag of songs from our new album to be released mid-year, so come get a sample of what we have in store." More...
Notorious sludge outfit Weedeater has announced a Metal Injection-sponsored headlining U.S. tour in late March.
The band will kick off the trek in Austin, TX on March 21st and continue throughout the country until a final stop in Wilmington on April 18th. Support on this tour comes from King Parrot. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be viewed below.
Weedeater will also re-issue the 2011 album "Jason...The Dragon" through Season of Mist on February 24. More...
Australian thrash grind misfits King Parrot will return to the road later this week for a final run of live assaults on North America supporting Down, Orange Goblin, and Bl'ast.
Set to commence November 29th in New Orleans, the band will steamroll its way through nearly two dozen cities, with the final performance taking place December 21st in Houston. Dispatches the band:
"King Parrot is honored to be heading the round with some of our all-time favorite bands and musicians in Down, Orange Goblin and Bl'ast this December in North America. This is our fourth tour of the region this year and it's been an incredible journey for us in 2014.
"To cap it off on this tour, with these bands, is amazing and beyond what we'd ever envisioned when we started out just a few years ago. As an Australian band cracking into the scene over here, the odds are always stacked against you, but we are keen and dedicated to working hard and it's nice to see some rewards coming about.
"We have our new album written and we're looking forward to recording and releasing it in 2015. It's going to be a big step forward for the band and really shows how much work we've been putting in over the last few years. We're hoping that we can continue to tour steadily and build King Parrot into a regular touring band here. We're confident North America will be seeing and hearing plenty more from us in the next year or two, and if you haven't seen us yet, get down early to one of these shows! It's gonna be wild!" More...
Following a mammothly successful tour through Europe alongside Saint Vitus, U.K. stoner metal outfit Orange Goblin will bring heavy grooves Stateside next month for a two-week bout of live takeovers supporting Down.
Slated to embark December 1st in San Antonio, the trek will run through fifteen cities, coming to a close on December 21st in Houston. Additional support will come from Bl'ast and King Parrot.
Orange Goblin will be touring in support of the road-raging "Back From The Abyss" full-length, released last month via Candlelight Records. Dates are as follows:
12/01/2014 Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX
12/03/2014 House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
12/05/2014 Riverside Municipal Auditorium - Riverside, CA
12/06/2014 Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
12/07/2014 Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
12/08/2014 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
12/10/2014 Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
12/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
12/13/2014 Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
12/14/2014 Flames Central - Calgary, AB
12/15/2014 Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
12/17/2014 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
12/19/2014 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
12/20/2014 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX
12/21/2014 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX More...
With Orange Goblin's "Back From The Abyss" full-length now three weeks away from release, the band has confirmed the first North American tour in support of the record.
Set to begin December 1st and run through December 21st, Orange Goblin will return to the stage touring alongside Down, Bl'ast!, and labelmates King Parrot!
Vocalist Ben Ward comments, "I remember being a spotty 19 year old rushing out to the record store to buy the first Down album NOLA the very day it came out in 1994. Now, twenty years on, I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming that Orange Goblin are heading back to North America as main support to the mighty Down.
"It really is fairytale stuff for us. Down are one of the bands that are the reason Orange Goblin exists. To be given this opportunity to go out to promote our brand new album, Back From The Abyss, to the Down fans is just a dream come true the rest of the band and I can't wait to get started. The fact that we also get to see Bl'ast and King Parrot every night just makes it all so hard to believe! Hail the Leaf! Hail the RIFF! Hail DOWN!"
Recorded earlier this year, "Back From The Abyss" reunites Orange Goblin with producer Jamie Dodd; who served as producer on the band's best selling album in North America to date - 2012's "A Eulogy For The Damned." More...
Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, has just released individual day tickets! On a tight schedule? Dying to see that one special band? Mean old boss won't let you have the whole weekend off? Never fear, HHFF is here for you! It’s all going down at Emo’s in Austin, TX, right before Halloween, between the unhallowed dates of October 23-26, 2014; tickets for each show are now available, as well as the Combo and Music badges. More...
Ever wonder what it would be like to be held hostage in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre house and break bread with the craziest family in horror history? Have you always dreamed of eating in the same room as Leatherface?! Well, the fiendish ghouls from the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival would love to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to make your nightmare a reality!
On Saturday, October 25th, for the first time in 40 years, the entire cast of TXCM will return to the Grand Central Café in Kingsland, Texas, 90 minutes outside of Austin,to spend an afternoon at the actual Texas Chain Saw Massacre house. In addition, they will be joined by the cast of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2,as well as HHFF co-founders heavy metal legend Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell. More...
Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore Horror Film Festival, has already released several huge jaw-dropping bands and film events for this year’s lineup.
The event features the Official 40th Anniversary Reunion of the surviving cast members of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, including “Leatherface” himself, Gunnar Hansen; a TXCM 2 reunion with the cast including Bill “Chop-Top” Moseley; and a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance by the legendary Glenn Danzig of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain.
Now, they’ve returned for their biggest announcement yet, the return of Philip Anselmo’s legendary band, Superjoint. More...
Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, already released a slew of jaw-dropping additions to this year's lineup, and have now returned with an even bigger announcement.
They are very proud to welcome on board the legendary Glenn Danzig, who will treat fans to a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain! More...
Technical death metal unit Beyond Creation has announced a North American Summer tour. The trek, which starts on August 15th, will see the band perform alongside Origin and King Parrot through the country before ending on September 9th. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Beyond Creation has also recently been added to Heavy Montreal 2014. The 2014 edition of the festival will take place from August 8th - 10th and will see Beyond Creation play alongside Metallica, Slayer, label-mates Cynic and more.
Beyond Creation is currently recording a forthcoming Season of Mist full-length, which follows previous album "The Aura." See the band live on these dates:
08/8-10 - Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal (Beyond Creation only)
08/13/14 Clifton Park, NY – Trick Shot Billiards *
08/15/14 Quebec City, QC – L’Agitee *
08/16/14 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s *
08/17/14 Indianapolis, IN – Killzone Headquarters *
08/18/14 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews *
08/19/14 Omaha, NE – The Hideout *
08/20/14 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo *
08/22/14 Red Deer, AB – VAT Club *
08/23/14 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop *
08/24/14 Kamloops, BC – Pogue Mahones *
08/25/14 Osoyoos, BC – The Cauldron *
08/26/14 Kelowna, BC – The Level **
08/27/14 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven **
08/28/14 Portland, OR – Branx **
08/29/14 S. Lake Tahoe, CA – Whisky Dicks **
08/30/14 Fresno, CA – Frank’s Place **
08/31/14 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar ** More...
King Parrot has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:
"After a whirlwind beginning to 2014 King Parrot announce the departure of Matt 'Skitz' Sanders from the drumming throne. Matt decided to move on from the band after a grueling 2 month tour of the US and Asia, and consistent touring in Australia since 2013 was beginning to take it's toll.
"With international touring scheduled for the remainder of the year, the band have been quick to snap up the services of Todd Hansen, best known for his work with 'The Bezerker' and more recently 'Rome.'
"With a committed and dedicated attitude to drumming and touring, Todd is a welcome addition to the King Parrot camp. The band is showing no signs of slowing down and a new album is in the works scheduled for release in the first half of 2015. The band would like to thank 'Skitz' for his time in the band and wish him all the best for his future endeavors." More...