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In honor of the upcoming Brainsqueeze II Fest, the Oakland-based Tankcrimes Records is pleased to offer up the "Have You Seen My Mind" compilation.
A FREE for all free-for-all, the mammoth collection features an exclusive re-recording of Municipal Waste's "Insurance Fraud" from the band's split with Crucial Unit, new hymns from The Shrine and Fucked Up, a remastered version of Final Conflict's "Crucifixion," a bonus tune from Obsessor, sexy numbers from Ghoul, Iron Reagan, BAT, Cannabis Corpse, a bonus bonus track for downloaders and more.
In celebration of the second edition of Brainsqueeze Fest, the enablers at Oakland-based Tankcrimes Records, in cooperation with Decibel Magazine, offers up a maniacally side-splitting new teaser video. Check it out below.
Elaborates fest founder/Tankcrimes big cheese Scotty Heath, "The reason it took me four years to have a second Brainsqueeze is because we didn't have a new and better idea for a second commercial, the first one was a fucking phenomenon. Then this great idea came along so I booked the gig. Created by the same team as before of Ross Sewage and Mark Reategui who actually work completely separate from each other. They fucking nailed it."
Set to commence April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli's Mile High Club, which will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show, the gargantuan Brainsqueeze gala features more than a dozen face-raping acts including Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Ghoul and Negative Approach. More...
Virginia hardcore thrash hellions Iron Regan will obliterate the hordes on a menacing jaunt of live assaults this April.
Set to embark on April 2nd on the band's home turf, Iron Reagan will level the stages of twenty-one cities with co-conspiring labelmates/Creepsylvanian miscreants in Ghoul and blackened punk deviants/hometown comrades, Occultist. The caustic run includes an appearance on the iconic Macrock Festival as well as this year's edition of Tankcrimes' maniacal Brainsqueeze Fest.
Comments vocalist Tony Foresta: "This tour is based around a lot of killer shit we've been planning for a long time. A West Coast run with old friends and thrash heavyweights, Ghoul, Macrock in Virginia, the beer drinking rager Dark Lord Day and of course the soon-to-be-legendary Brainsqueeze Fest. We are really excited to hit the road with our local pals in Occultist as well as playing a ton of new songs. Things are happening!"
See Iron Reagan live:
4/02/2014 Strange Matter - Richmond VA
4/04/2014 Macrock Festival - Harrisonburg, VA
4/05/2014 TBA - Nashville, TN
4/06/2014 Vino's Little Rock, AR
Weapons Of Mosh Destruction Tour II w/ Ghoul, Occultist:
4/09/2014 Club Red - Tempe, AZ
4/10/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
4/11/2014 Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
4/12/2014 Rock City - Camarillo CA
4/13/2014 The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
4/14/2014 Midtown Barfly - Sacramento, CA
4/15/2014 Branx - Portland, OR
4/18/2014 Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest - Oakland, CA *no Occultist
4/22/2014 TBA - Salt Lake City, UT
4/23/2014 Moe's - Denver, CO
4/24/2014 TBA - Lawrence, KS
4/25/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
4/26/2014 Three Floyd's Brewery [Dark Lord Day] - Munster, IN
4/27/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
4/28/2014 Frankie's - Toledo, OH
4/29/2014 Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
4/30/2014 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA More...
Ghoul - the hooded hooligans of Creepsylvania - are bursting blood vessels to finally announce the second installment of the Weapons Of Most Destruction Tour.
Set to launch this April, team Ghoul will lay waste to seven unsuspecting metropolises throughout the West Coast alongside hardcore thrash mutant accomplices, Iron Reagan, and experimental punk/hardcore rippers, Occultist.
Following their pillage, the band will spread ghoulish delectables all over Oakland headlining the first night of this year's edition of Brainsqueeze Fest. Full details on the trek are available below.
Proclaims Ghoul from the band's underground headquarters: "Loyal numbskulls, the Weapons Of Mosh Destruction Tour is rearing its ugly head again, and Ghoul is looking forward to burning your towns, raping your pets, and drinking your beer as we unmercifully bombard the West Coast of your United States on our way to the Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze in Oakland, California. In the unlikely event that you are lucky enough to survive the blitzkrieg assault of Iron Reagan and Occultist, you will be decapitated and disemboweled by Ghoul's razor sharp riffs, and after that, our razor sharp razors. All survivors will be brought back to the catacombs in cages, where Ghoul will keep you alive on a cocktail of morphine and energy drinks while we carve away chunks of your flesh to devour while you watch in horror... I may have said too much. Come to the show! Nothing bad will happen to you!" More...
In recognition of that holiest of holy days, Record Store Day, the masked mutants in Ghoul are releasing "Hang Ten," a limited edition six-song (mostly) instrumental 10" EP.
Featuring guest vocals from Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan) as Henchman #1 and R.A. MacLean (ex-Deadbolt) as Kreeg, alongside Digestor, Cremator, Fermentor, Dissector and The Moron Cavern-Shackled Choir, "Hang Ten" was recorded by Salvador Raya at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (birthing home of Splatterhash, Splatterthrash and Transmission Zero), mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering, and sports cover art by Sean Aaberg of Pork Magazine.
Noted Cambridge University musical anthropologist Dr. Mantle Bannister PhD had this to say about this odd assortment of tenebrous tunes: "Why, it's quite remarkable. I've never heard the like. Is it surf? Not quite. Is it metal? Maybe. Is it jazz? No, that's a stupid question, unfit for a real life noted musical anthropologist such as myself. It's from Creepsylvania, you say? Ghastly country. Absolutely crawling with gypsies. Say, old chap, who let you in to my office?"
The album is due out April 19th, and the track listing is as follows:
1. The Midnight Ride of the Cannibals MC
4. Hang Ten
5. Blood on the Street
6. It Was a Very Good Year More...
Oakland's Tankcrimes Records are pleased to announce Brainsqueeze II Fest will take place on April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli's Mile High Club. The festivities will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show. Expect performances by Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Ghoul, Negative Approach and Fucked Up. Many of these artists will showcase new material set for release on Tankcrimes in the coming days. More...
Today a new carol is offered up from the hooded thrash phantoms in Ghoul. "Spill Your Guts" comes by way of the band's forthcoming split with weedian death metal ogres, Cannabis Corpse: "Splatterhash." Give "Spill Your Guts" a listen at Loudwire.com here.
"Splatterhash" boasts four tracks of audio mayhem due out January 7th. For the band's portion, Ghoul returned to Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California to record "Transmission Zero" and "Spill Your Guts."
Says vocalist/guitarist Digestor from his Creepsylvanian penthouse: "Numbskulls and future Numbskulls! Once again, Ghoul returns to help you rot your eardrums, soil your pantaloons, and disappoint your parents. This time we brought our pals in Cannabis Corpse, though we regretfully had to murder them after hearing how good their side of the split is. We'd like to take this time to apologize to their fans, friends, and families. Such a waste..." More...
This January, unearthly splatterthrash and weedian death metal will unite in an unholy matrimony of sonic decay as Ghoul and Cannabis Corpse unleash a split 12" fittingly dubbed "Splatterhash."
Featuring four tracks of rabid, brutal insanity, the "Splatterhash" split will be unleashed via Tankcrimes on January 7th, 2014 on 12", CD and digital download. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Inhalation Plague (CANNABIS CORPSE)
2. Shatter Their Bongs (CANNABIS CORPSE)
3. Inner Sanctum (GHOUL)
4. Spill Your Guts (GHOUL) More...
With its official physical release less than a week away, Decibel Magazine is currently streaming "Intermediate Level Hard-Core," the latest covers EP from splatterthrash death dealers Ghoul, in its entirety. Check it out below.
Featuring five tracks of gristly hardcore/punk reverence, "Intermediate Level Hard-Core" offers Ghoulified versions of tunes from GWAR, Fearless Iranians From Hell, Willful Neglect, N.O.T.A, and Dayglo Abortions.
Said Decibel of the tunes on deck, "Intermediate Level Hard-Core makes us want to run through a cemetery, skateboard in hand, climb a fence, and rage the curb blocks on the other side." More...
Today splatterthrash death hooligans Ghoul hurl forth “Proud to be Creepsylvanian.” Originally released as “Proud to Be Canadian” by the The Dayglo Abortions, the tune comes off Ghoul’s forthcoming "Intermediate Level Hard-Core: covers EP. Check out the track below, courtesy of Cvltnation.com.
Comments guitarist/vocalist Digestor of the rendition: “We covered this song by the legendary Dayglo Abortions because we feel a kinship with the people of Canada, even though there are clearly differences between the two great countries. For instance, one is a hellish, barren, nightmare-scape devoid of happiness and fun, and drenched in the tears of a subjugated populace, and the other is called Creepsylvania. Though I have heard that Vancouver is nice."
"Intermediate Level Hard-Core" is available now digitally and on vinyl via Tankcrimes Records and delivers five tracks of gristly hardcore/punk worship with Ghoulified versions of tunes from Dayglo Abortions as well as Fearless Iranians From Hell, Willful Neglect, N.O.T.A, and Gwar. You can also catch Ghoul live:
7/27/2013 Jerry’s Pizza - Bakersfield, CA
8/09/2013 Thrasher’s - Vancouver, BC @ Thrashers w/ Toxic Holocaust!
8/10/2013 Branx @ Northwest Black Circle Festival - Portland, OR More...
Today Metal Injection offers up the official premiere of “Americanized” as covered by splatterthrash death-wrought miscreants Ghoul.
The one-minute-forty-three-second surge of cinematic lunacy features head GWAR deviant Oderus Urungus as well as a host of eye-titillation in the form of blood, guns, burgers, rodeos, motorcycles, drugs, sheep fucking and more! Check it out here or in the player below.
Ghoul’s rampaging rendition of “Americanized” comes by way of the band's recently detonated covers EP, "Intermediate Level Hard-Core," available now digitally and on vinyl via Tankcrimes Records. The track listing is:
1. Americanized (GWAR cover featuring Oderus Urungus)
2. Blow Up the Embassy (Fearless Iranians From Hell cover)
3. E.M.S.&D. (Willful Neglect cover)
4. Propaganda Control (N.O.T.A cover)
5. Proud to be Creepsylvanian (Dayglo Abortions cover originally released as "Proud to Be Canadian") More...
Today Ring Dog Rescue and Slave Pit Inc. have released the final lineup for their annual summer slaughter-fest, THE GWAR-B-Q, which takes place on August 18th. The lineup is as follows:
Black Naked Wings
Doors open at 11:00 a.m. All of the set times and set lengths are TBA and tickets will be available at this location starting on July 9th. This year's GWAR-B-Q takes place at Hadads Water Park. More...
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.
The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:
Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end
Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...
Chaos in Tejas has released its schedule for the the punk flavored music festival that takes place May 31st through June 3rd, 2012 at various venues in Austin, Texas. Saint Vitus, Nasum, Winter, Absu and Toxic Holocaust are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's installment.
Chaos in Tejas 2012 schedule is as follows: More...
Read the full article at Chaos in Tejas.
Brooklyn Vegan, has announced the lineup to Chaos in Tejas Festival 2012 held in Austin, Texas on May 31st. The eighth installment once again shows metal meddling with punk. This year The sludgy pace of power violence finds the perfect partner in doom metal. Winter and Loss will cover the capital in morose molasses, while Ghoul, Toxic Holocaust and a reunited Nasum will shift the festival into higher gears.
The initial lineup is as follows:
the Mob (England)
Tear it Up
Warrior Kids (France)
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads
The list of bands above is only an initial lineup. One hundred-plus more bands will be announced in the future.
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.
Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...
Shock-thrashers GWAR have revealed the dates for their upcoming North American "Return Of The Maggot Tour." Support on the trek is set to come from Every Time I Die, Ghoul, and Warbeast. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
10/18 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
10/19 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
10/20 Washington DC – 9:30 Club
10/21 Worcester, MA – Palladium
10/22 Albany, NY – Northern Lights
10/23 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/24 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
10/25 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Hall
10/26 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
10/28 Milwaukee, WI – Rave
10/29 Detroit, MI – Harpos
10/30 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
10/31 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
11/01 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
11/02 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
11/04 Edmonton, AB – Events Center
11/05 Calgary, AB – Macewan Ballroom
11/07 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
11/08 Seattle,WA – Showbox
11/09 Portland, OR – Roseland
11/11 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Grand
11/12 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
11/13 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
11/15 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
11/16 Denver, CO – Summit Theater
11/18 Austin, TX – East Side Drive In
11/19 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
11/20 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
11/21 New Orleans, LA – The Hanger
11/22 Atlanta,GA – Masquerade
11/23 Tampa, FL – Green Iguana Stadium
11/25 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
11/26 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/27 New Haven, CT – Toads Place
ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK) will be making an exclusive U.S. appearance at Maryland Deathfest X. Also newly confirmed for the festival, slated to take place May 24-27, 2012, are CONFESSOR, HAEMORRHAGE (Spain), and OCTOBER 31. The confirmed bands so far are:
ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK)
CHURCH OF MISERY (Japan)
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD (Netherlands)
NEGURA BUNGET (Romania)
TODAY IS THE DAY
ULCERATE (New Zealand)
THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING (Australia)
DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT (UK)
AGENTS OF ABHORRENCE (Australia)
The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest have confirmed the first batch of bands for next year's edition of the event, which will take place from May 24-27, 2012 at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland. The first names for the festival are as follows:
Church of Misery
The Devil's Blood
Today Is The Day
The Day Everything Became Nothing
Dragged Into Sunlight
Agents Of Abhorrence
Impiety has issued the following brief statement about the band's first U.S. performance at the Rites of Darkness festival: "Impiety's debut U.S. appearance headlining Rites of Darkness II Festival in San Antonio, Texas this Dec 10th-11th. Demons strike - from above and below...." The festival lineup is as follows:
Engaged in Mutilating - 5:20 - 5:45
Speedwolf - 6:00 - 6:30
Grave Ritual - 6:45 - 7:15
Spiculum Iratus - 7:30 - 8:00
Manticore - 8:15 - 8:50
Infernal Stronghold - 9:05 - 9:35
Grave Miasma - 9:55 - 10:35
Ghoul - 10:55 - 11:35
Blasphemophahger - 11:55 - 12:35
Weapon - 12:55 - close
Blaspherian - 3:40 - 4:10
Obeisance - 4:25 - 4:55
Necroholocaust - 5:10 - 5:40
Hod - 5:55 - 6:25
Morbosidad - 6:40 - 7:10
Vasaeleth - 7:35 - 8:10
Disma - 8:25 - 9:00
Cruciamentum - 9:15 - 9:50
Black Witchery - 10:05 - 10:45
Surrender of Divinity - 11:05 - 11:55
Diocletian - 12:10 12:50
Impiety - 1:05 to close