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Ghoul

From: Oakland, CA, United States
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Ghoul Streaming "Shred The Dead"

The masked malefactors of Creepsylvania from Ghoul are pleased to contaminate the airwaves with a premiere of "Shred The Dead" from their forthcoming "Dungeon Bastards" opus.

In "Shred The Dead," vocalist Baron Samedi's commands to retrieve the Omicron Bomb fall on deaf ears, as Ghoul retreats deeper into the catacombs muttering half-hearted assurances; that is, until Samedi unleashes an army of revivified corpses to persuade the band otherwise.

Elaborates guitarist Digestor: "'Shred The Dead' is a song about undead fiends, eldritch, mysterious skateboard tricks, and the efficacy of the prevent defense. If Mr. Mustaine is reading this, I'm sure our lawyers can work something out. You seem like a reasonable man." More...

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Ghoul Posts "Ghoulunatics" Lyric Clip

Line your floor with plastic, sharpen a rusty hatchet, and strap in for the gorestrewn melee of the new "Ghoulunatics" lyric video from Ghouls.

Using the fantastic tool of the modern day video camera to hurl bloody hails to their diehard and loyal legions of devotees, the visual accompaniment is hewn around the track culled from the henchmen's impending fifth album, "Dungeon Bastards."

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Carcass Gearing Up For North American Tour

The British metal icons from Carcass will return to North America next week for their "One Foot In The Grave" 2016 headlining tour.

Set to commence on July 16th and level nearly two dozen stages through August 6th, the journey includes performances at Chicago Open Air Festival as well as Heavy MTL. Support will be provided by Crowbar, Ghoul, and Night Demon.

Carcass will be touring in support of "Surgical Steel," released in September 2013 (reviewed here). The record came in at #41 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart, just narrowly avoiding the dreaded "Top 40 Band" moniker. More...

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Ghoul Streams "Bringer Of War"

"Dungeon Bastards" is the new full-length from Creepsylvanian splatterthrashers, Ghoul. The 11 track audio abduction was recorded and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, California and mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco, California.

The album comes adorned in the ghoulightful graphics of Mark W. Richards from Heavy Hand Illustration (Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Toke, Black Fast). Check out new single "Bringer Of War" below.

Ghoul's "Dungeon Bastards" will rear its mutinous head from the subterranean bowls of Creepsylvania on July 29th, 2016 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats courtesy of the sound assassins at Tankcrimes Records. More...

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Ghoul Releasing "Dungeon Bastards"

Creepsylvania's favorite hooded, cannibal splatterthrashers from Ghoul will return with their fifth studio album this summer.

Fittingly titled "Dungeon Bastards," the 11-track audio abduction was recorded and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, California, mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco, California, and comes adorned in the ghoulightful graphics of Mark W. Richards of Heavy Hand Illustration (Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Toke, Black Fast).

Ghoul's "Dungeon Bastards" will rear its mutinous head from the subterranean bowls of Creepsylvania on July 29th, 2016 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats courtesy of the sound assassins at Tankcrimes Records.

1. Ghetto Blasters
2. Bringer Of War
3. Shred The Dead
4. Dungeon Bastards
5. Ghoulunatics
6. Blood And Guts
7. Word Is Law
8. Death Campaign
9. Guitarmageddon
10. Abominox More...

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Ghoul Streaming "Wall Of Death"

The notorious cannibalistic Creepsylvanians in Ghoul just released "Wall Of Death." Recorded exclusively for Decibel's Flexi Series, the tune serves as a precursor to a new full-length, set for release in the coming months via Tankcrimes (details forthcoming).

"It is our duty and pleasure to commit to the Decibel Flexi Series this, our greatest achievement ever," proclaims Digestor, doer of deviousness, "'Wall Of Death;' a song that tells a chilling tale of savage dictatorship, brutal oppression, and large-scale unreinforced masonry. Enjoy, won't you?"

In conjunction with the release of their new record, Ghoul will level the stages of seventeen venues supporting Carcass and Crowbar this Summer. The One Foot In The Grave Tour 2016 will commence on July 17th and run through August 8th with additional support provided by Night Demon. More...

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Diamond Head Tops Off 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2016

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail tomorrow. Promoters UMC have declared the event a sell out and announced that the final act added to the bill is legendary UK act Diamond Head.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will sails from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

In addition, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

If you missed out on this year, be sure to check out information on the event over at 70000tons.com.

Diamond Head joins the following previously named acts (with one still to be revealed):

Abinchova
Ancient Rites
Arkona
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dead Cross
Delain
Dia De Los Muertos
Distillator More...

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Novembers Doom, Nervosa Named For 70,000 Tons

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this Thursday, and promoters UMC have announced all but one act to complete the lineup with the latest additions: Arkona, Nervosa, Novembers Doom, Starkill, Fallujah, Ghoul, No Raza and Incantation.

The clue to the 60th band to be announced is "jewel" and begins with a "D."

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth. You can still book your tickets using the link a few paragraphs down.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

In addition, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

Arkona, Nervosa, Novembers Doom, Starkill, Fallujah, Ghoul, No Raza and Incantation join the following previously named acts (with one still to be revealed):

Abinchova
Ancient Rites
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dead Cross
Delain
Dia De Los Muertos
Distillator More...

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Berserker III Band Lineup Announced

This March, the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan will play host to the annual Berserker Music Fest.

Now in its third year, the event - a truly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and wife Veronica - Berskerer III boasts its most devouring lineups to date with the all-ages three-night/three-stage gala.

Appearances will be made by internationally touring acts like Voivod, Ghoul, Conan, Macabre, Cannabis Corpse and Black Tusk as well as a spattering of new and established Michigan-based artists like Acid Witch, Child Bite, Perversion and Shit Life.

Comments Knight, "It's a fucking blast putting this thing together. Veronica and I pick all of the bands and organize the entire weekend. I handle all of the art and a lot of the promotion side too. It's a metric shit ton of work and it's really stressful, but in the end it's all worth it. We're basically just making something that we wish was already had; a bit of the ol' 'if you build it, they will come.' I spent a lot of time at various metal fests last year, either playing them with Child Bite or simply attending them. It's great to see what works, what doesn't, and just in general let it affect how we plan our next event. This is our biggest lineup yet, and our biggest venue, so I can't wait to see how it all turns out!"

Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, VGKids, ESP Printing, UHF Records, CJAM 99.1 FM and Woodward Avenue Brewers, Berserker III will take place on March 3rd, 4th, and 5th with a special FREE PreSerker kickoff party slated to take place at Small's (Hamtramck) on Wednesday, March 2nd featuring eight bands on two stages. More...

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Housecore Horror Film Festival 2015 Day Three

Day Three of Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival in San Antonio, Texas started like day two at the Holiday Inn where the film portion of the festival took place. Just like the last two years, I made sure to watch at least one film. It’s difficult to take in a film as there are so many great bands to catch, but having to be over at the hotel for interviews, I figured get there early and catch a film, so I checked the schedule and saw that a showing of Gwar’s home video “Skulhedface” was playing. Don Drakulich, aka Sleazy P. Martini, provided commentary.

Short (the heals he wears as Sleazy really boast his height, not to mention his ten-pound hair piece) and wearing glasses and short brown hair, Drakulich started the film off with a slide show presentation where he talked about how he created many of Gwar’s costumes with the help of other members. In fact, most of the celebrities were his creations. He detailed how most of the characters/props were made with silicon. He also told how the story of how Sleazy P. Martini, Gwar’s “fucking manager,” came to life. There were two Sleazys before him known as Sluggo P. Martini that didn’t work out. Tony Clifton and Jersey cops with disco hair were the inspiration for this character. He lent commentary on “Skulhedface,” a hilarious film based on the music of “This Toilet Earth,” that also starred Jello Biafra and Sabastian Bach. Drakulich left after the presentation and returned in full costume for fans to get autographs and pictures. More...

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King Diamond Added to Housecore Horror Film Fest

This November, Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what's morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year!

Already stacked with a crushing bill that includes Agoraphobic Nosebleed performing their second show ever, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, Superjoint, Eyehategod, Nails, Crowbar, Dropdead, Autopsy, Poison Idea, and so many others, the gatekeepers of Housecore Horror Fest today welcome the additions of thrash metal icons, Exodus, veteran death metal legion, Incantation, apocalyptic hardcore punk unit, Gasmiasma, atmospheric drone doom duo, Muscle And Marrow and theatrical heavy metal legend King Diamond whose performance will feature 1987 quintessential second full-length, Abigail, in its harrowing entirety! As an added bonus, Gwar's fabled Sleazy P. Martini will also be attending the annual gathering as a special guest!

And the awesome won't stop there. The fest has expanded the range of its grotesqueries, with a second stage located just steps away from the Aztec Theater. The Korova, at 107 E. Martin St. in San Antonio, will play host to even MORE bands throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional band announcements for The Korova in the coming weeks.

Comments Anselmo: "I am beyond excited to announce that the mighty King Diamond will be attacking the house on Friday the 13th at the Housecore Horror Festival. All hail the King."

Adds Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor, who's shaping this year's HHF lineup alongside Anselmo: "It's been a lot of fun piecing together this lineup with Philip. It's gonna be a wild one, so get your tickets while you still can!" More...

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Goblin To Perform Dawn of the Dead at HHFF

Italian prog-rock legends Goblin are set to perform the entire score to "Dawn of the Dead" at Housecore Horror Film Festival. In 2013, during the festival's inaugural run, Goblin performed the score to Dario Argento's "Suspiria." The festival will be held at the Aztec Theater in San Antonio, Texas on November 13-15. More...

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Round Three of Housecore Horror Film Fest Bands

Poison Idea, Ghoul, Dropdead and Zombi have been added to the roster of this year's bands at Housecore Horror Film Festival. These groups will join Suffocation, Corrosion of Conformity, Autopsy, Crowbar, Eyehategod, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and more bands. More...

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GWAR-B-Q Adds More Bands

Topping off what is already an insanely diverse and incendiary lineup for the weekend of GWAR B-Q 2015 in Richmond, VA, today GWAR announces even more bands that will ram heavy metal and punk rock so far up your ass you'll shit molten lead the rest of your life!

Bat, the side project of Ryan Waste from Municipal Waste, and hardcore legend Felix Griffin of DRI, will be performing at the GWAR B-Q on Saturday August 15th as part of a small string of ultra rare live appearances the band is making in late summer.

Also adding to the powerhouse metal onslaught at Hadad's Lake this year are horror inspired death metal peddlers Troglodyte, Kentucky based Stonecutters, and Richmond's own Gritter. The full lineup is as follows:

GWAR (Your Lords and Masters)
The Descendants (California Punk Rock Giants)
Clutch (Crushing Grooves and Pure Rock and Roll Fury)
Down (Phil Anselmo. PERIOD.)
Goatwhore (Blackened Death Metal from NOLA)
Cro-Mags (NYHC Legends)
mc chris (A rapper playing the GWAR B-Q?)
Ghoul (Blood Splattering Thrash)
The Dickies (The Clown Princes of Punk)
Cancer Bats (Canada's Sweethearts)
American Sharks (Who are heading to RVA from their recent beach feeding frenzy)
Valkyrie (Featuring Pete Adams of Baroness)
Mutoid Man (A super group featuring Steve Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of Converge)
Dead Earth Politics (This band beat The Sword 3 times running as Austin's Best Metal Band)
Ringworm (Which is something JiZMak thought he caught from Big Foot)
Child Bite (Which is also something that happened to JiZMak visiting Housecore Records)
Gritter (Rhymes with Shitter)
RPG (Richmond Hard Rock Legends)
Bat (Yet another super group)
Stonecutters (Kentucky Fried Metal)
Troglodyte (Innovators of Neandercore) More...

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Ghoul Kicking Off 3-D Tour Dates

The hooded henchmen in Ghoul are fleeing their delightful dungeons of Creepsylvania to pillage your village on this year's Weapons Of Mosh Destruction trek, now in stunning 3-D (glasses not included, swine).

The three-dimensional lashings will initiate tonight, May 15th in Denver, Colorado and spread its chaos and disease through nearly three-dozen cities with an included infiltration of the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore. Team Ghoul will unite with California grind hooligans, Phobia, and Ohio scumsmiths, Nekrofilth.

Additionally, the masked menaces were recently added to the sixth annual GWAR B-Q in Richmond, Virginia this August. Issues Digestor, lead doer of deviousness:

"Ghoul is on our way to your wretched country to once again scour the baked on scum from the crock pot of civilization. Sadness? Misery? Brutal totalitarian oppression? You're soaking in it! GHOUL is also happy to announce that we will be playing the one and only GWAR B-Q! We look forward to receiving abuse, sexual and otherwise, from our fiendish overlords in GWAR, and sopping up their gore-soaked leavings in our palpitating jaws. Also, we will be playing some songs, time permitting." More...

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Ghoul Announces New Tour Dates

Following a short bout of downtime spent harvesting the dead, the masked mutants in Ghoul will return to the States for another round of live debauchery on this year's Weapons Of Mosh Destruction trek, now in astounding 3-D!

The three-dimensional beatings will commence on May 15th in Denver, Colorado and rampage its way through three weeks' worth of dates including a stop at the Maryland Death Fest in Baltimore.

Ghoul will be joined by California grind miscreants, Phobia, and Ohio scumsmiths, Necrofilth. 3-D glasses not included. As a precursor to the fetid festivities, the band will also contaminate the stage of the Rockbar Theater in San Jose, California as part of Kirk Von Hammett's Fear FestEvil alongside Meshuggah, High On Fire, Agnostic Front and more.

Comments Ghoul's Digestor: "Greetings, numbskulls! It is I, Digestor, announcing that Ghoul is once again coming to your wretched country to cleanse it of the gutter trash that litter your streets and our shows. We are joined in this effort by legendary grinders Phobia, and sleaze masters Nekrofilth: two bands that we will no doubt miss after we are forced to murder and eat them at the end of the tour. And this time we are doing it all in 3-D, mainly because it allows us to charge more at the door. So, accept your fate, prostrate yourself in front of the altar of Ghoul, and die by the manifold murderous machinations of Weapons Of Mosh Destruction 3-D!" More...

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Skeletonwitch, Ghoul, Black Anvil Slay Austin, TX

Red 7 held the concert in their outside stage, which due to the previous days storms, we were wondering if we would be rained out. As if the gods were fans of this tour, there was no raining on September 20. However, the rain did leave a muggy residue that was heated even further by packed crowd. Being on a Saturday certainly helped nudge area metal heads to get downtown, as did the lineup itself. Ghoul probably brought in the most fans, as evidenced by all the Municipal Waste and other crossover shirts and hats. Skeletonwitch shirts were also in abundance. Black Anvil was a nice complement to Ghoul and Skeletonwitch.

Locals, Sore put the night in motion. Their sludgy sounds added another distinct flavor to the three tour bands who possessed unique styles in their own rights. Fronted by ex-The Roller vocalist Mike Morowitz, Sore’s sound was akin to tearing away a sore from one’s flesh. It was abrasive and loud and divergent in tempo. Stomping doomy grooves saw bodies beginning to warm up. Faster grind seemed too caustic and it was too early in the evening to start a pit. But people took notice. More...

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Ghoul Checks In From The Road

America's favorite Creepsylvanians in Ghoul have been terrorizing stages across the U.S. with Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil.

Ghoul's Digestor and Baron Samedi recently stopped for a bite to eat in a New Orleans cemetery and issued a video update, which can be seen below.

The masked miscreants will continue to pillage U.S. graveyards through Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In the words of Digestor: "Live for metal, DIE FOR GHOUL!"

w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil [remaining dates]:
9/20/2014 Red 7 - Austin, TX
9/22/2014 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
9/23/2014 Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA More...

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Ghoul To Kick Off New Live Invasion

The masked mutants in Ghoul are preparing to terrorize the U.S. next month on a live intrusion supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil.

The caravan of chaos will begin September 5th in Chicago and sully nearly two dozen municipalities before coming to a mutinous close on September 24th, 2014 in San Francisco. Says guitarist/vocalist Digestor:

"Greetings, Numbskulls! Once again Ghoul is coming to your rotten country to murder and devour your lard-assed, chicken-fried, imbecilic citizenry! We are currently hiding in empty pickle barrels in the hold of a tramp steamer on its way to one of your American ports. Luckily the pickle barrels have Wi-Fi, so I can not only send out this message, but I can tweet about all the things that enrage me on a daily basis. What an exciting time we live in! Anyhooooo, come out to our shows with the mighty Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil, and kiss your ass goodbye! And as always, live for metal, DIE FOR GHOUL!" More...

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Ghoul Announces Vinyl Re-Issue

While the public is still reeling from the barrage of transmissions from ghastly Creepsylvanian outfit Ghoul over recent months, the band has now announced a vinyl manifestation of debut album, "We Came For The Dead!!!"

Initially released in 2002, "We Came For The Dead!!!" delivers a slick, punk-infused style of American goregrind from an unidentified tomb in the depths of Creepsylvania and features the album-closing rendition of Megadeth's "Skull Beneath The Skin."

Tankcrimes is currently embalming the cadaver of "We Came For The Dead!!!" for its public service on September 9th, where the wax edition of the more than thirty-three minute release will be reissued on three disgusting colors of vinyl.

This version will be available in the "More Blood" red edition in a run of 666, the ultra-limited "Torch" pressing in a tri-color yellow/orange/bone scheme, and the Die Hard edition, which bears a "Blood Spill" red inside clear vinyl, foil stamped jacket, flexi postcard and bonus track "We Are Creepsylvanians" by Igvar Shmeltzy and the Turnips. Pre-orders are available right here. More...

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