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Mammoth Grinder

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Cannabis Corpse Blazes Down Austin, Texas

Austin punk hangout Red 7 hosted D.R.I. the night before, a band that coincidentally hugely influenced Municipal Waste. Although “Land Phil” Hall plays in Municipal Waste, it was his love for death metal, not crossover that brought him into Austin this night. This time he joined with his brother Josh “Hallhammer” Hall and new guitarist Brandon Ellis in support of the band’s latest full-length recording “From Wisdom To Baked" on an Austin stop that is part of a Metal Underground.com sponsored tour.

Before hearing songs of bud monsters and weed-induced murderous rampages, three opening bands sparked up the festivities. San Antonio brutal death squad Flesh Hoarder initiated the melee. The group was short two members due to it having taken on the show on short notice. Ryan Sylvie of Whore of Bethlehem filled in for Nick Moreno and the band played without guitarist Angel Tarin. It’s been a couple of years since Sylvie fronted Scattered Remains, but he was up to the task, as was the band. The group played a mix of slamming rhythms, guttural voices, quick cymbal strikes and down-tempo riffs in the vein of Immolation and Morbid Angel. Songs like “Ejaculating on the Faces of the Aborted” kept their set utterly offensive. More...

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Cannabis Corpse Finalizes Tour Schedule

Richmond, VA based death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse has added additional dates to the band's imminent headlining North American tour and finalized all venues. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

We're proudly sponsoring the trek, along with New Noise Magazine and JSR Merchandise, which kicks off tomorrow November 28th in Wilmington, NC.

For more info on the tour straight from the band, be sure to read our recent interview with Cannabis Corpse about what fans can expect over here. Mammoth Grinder and Inanimate Existence will provide support on these upcoming shows: More...

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Win Cannabis Corpse Tickets And CDs!

Looking forward to the upcoming Cannabis Corpse tour with Mammoth Grinder and Inanimate Existence? So are we - so much so that we're sponsoring the tour, and now we're going to be giving away a pair of tickets for each and every show on the trek!

Additionally, we've got five "From Wisdom to Baked" CDs from Cannabis Corpse to send out to some devoted fans. One lucky grand prize winner will also get "From Wisdom to Baked" on LP and cassette, and get an album cover t-shirt.

To enter to win (U.S. residents only), take a photo of yourself wearing any kind of merch (t-shirt, sticker, anything at all!) from any of the three bands on the tour. Don't have any merch? No problem! Just photoshop the band's logo or some album artwork into your picture!

Send the photo to ccgiveaway[AT]metalunderground[dot]com with the subject line "Cannabis Corpse 2014" and be sure to let us know which city and venue you want tickets for!

The contest runs through November 25th and we'll notify the lucky winners several days in advance to let you know you've secured a place at the show! The winners of the CDs and grand prize will be notified the first week of December.

What are you waiting for? Start taking pictures and emailing us so you can see a killer death metal show this Winter! Dates for the trek are as follows: More...

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Cannabis Corpse Updates North American Tour

Metalunderground.com is stoked to be sponsoring the upcoming headlining tour from VA-based death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse.

The trek is due to kick off at the end of the month on November 28th and will run through late December. Support will come from Mammoth Grinder and Inanimate Existence.

Today the tour itinerary has been updated with extra shows and a venue change. Catch Cannabis Corpse supporting the "Wisdom To Baked" album (reviewed here) on these dates:

Nov. 28 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy's By The Sea
Nov. 29 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Nov. 30 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Dec. 1 Houston, TX @ Rudyard's
Dec. 2 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Dec. 3 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Dec. 4 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
Dec. 5 El Paso, TX @ tba
Dec. 6 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Dec. 7 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Dec. 8 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (all ages)
Dec. 9 Fresno, CA @ Strummers
Dec. 10 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
Dec. 11 Ventura, CA @ The Garage
Dec. 12 Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar (early show)
Dec. 13 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Core (early show)
Dec. 14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Dec. 16 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
Dec. 17 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
Dec. 18 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
Dec. 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Dec. 20 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry More...

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Cannabis Corpse Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Richmond, VA based death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse today announces a headlining North American tour.

We are proud to be sponsoring this trek (along with New Noise Magazine and JSR Merchandise) that will kick off November 28th in Wilmington, NC and run for a month.

Support on all dates comes from Mammoth Grinder, Inanimate Existence, as well as soon to be announced special regional guests. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

The New Noise Magazine cover stars from Cannabis Corpse will be touring in support of their new album, "From Wisdom to Baked" (read our review here). You can also stream the entire album over at this location.

Formed by bassist Phil "LandPhil" Hall (of Municipal Waste/Iron Reagan fame) and his brother Josh "Hallhammer" Hall in 2006, Cannabis Corpse has made a name for itself with four full-length albums and relentless touring. See the band live on these dates: More...

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Toxic Holocaust Gearing Up For Shows With Exhumed

Oregon punk metal ruffians Toxic Holocaust will unite with California gore tacticians/labelmates Exhumed for a North American bout of live abrasions this Winter.

The chaos will prevail on January 22nd in Seattle and wind its way through seventeen cities before coming to a mutinous close February 9th in Sacramento. Special guests include Ramming Speed and Mammoth Grinder. The journey precedes the previously announced Toxic Holocaust and Exhumed European invasion set to commence February 22nd.

Comments Toxic Holocaust's gravel-throated ambassador Joel Grind: "I'm proud to announce our West Coast tour with gore metal maniaxxx, Exhumed. I guarantee no necks will be left un-wrecked after this onslaught of beer, waste and gore!"

Adds Exhumed head mischief maker Matt Harvey, "In our continuing efforts to drive our beloved van into the ground and rack up another several thousand gallons in complimentary beer, we're heading out with our friends in Toxic Holocaust to make some serious noise in 2014. It's shaping up to be a total rager, so come out and rage with us, you won't regret it!" More...

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Mammoth Grinder Announces New Tour Dates

Following several other live runs, the Texas brutalizers in Mammoth Grinder have declared new live actions for the coming weeks.

These new melees will begin to transpire across North America this weekend, as the Mammoth Grinder crew raids Canada for shows in Montreal this Thursday, November 14th and Toronto on Friday the 15th.

Next month they'll head back out on a trek kicking off December 14th at the first annual Denver Black Sky Festival. From there Mammoth Grinder will rip through the Midwest and Gulf Coast states with nine more shows with Power Trip, also sharing the stage with Iron Reagan, Windhand and more along the way.

The band is currently devising additional tour plans for early 2014.

11/14/2013 Turbo Haus - Montreal, QC w/ Iron Age, Napalm Raid, Oath
11/15/2013 Hard Luck - Toronto, ON w/ Mind Eraser, Needles, Warthog
12/14/2013 The Gothic Theater - Denver, CO @ Denver Black Sky Festival
12/15/2013 Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan, Windhand
12/16/2013 Club Dada - Dallas, TX w/ Power Trip,Iron Reagan, Windhand
12/17/2013 Red 7 - Austin, TX w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan, Windhand
12/18/2013 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
12/19/2013 Epic Problem - Tampa, FL w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
12/20/2013 Talent Farm - Pembroke Pines, FL w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
12/21/2013 The Atlantic - Gainesville, FL w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
12/22/2013 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA w/ Power Trip
12/23/2013 The Forge - Birmingham, AL w/ Power Trip, Legion

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Power Of The Riff Now A Week Away

The fourth annual installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is now just a week away, the event including a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo and two-stage, full-day lineup Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex.

Amidst the massive roster of crushing newcomer acts and classic heavyweights set to execute sets over the two-day fest, one of the main headlining performances of the weekend will be the original lineup of LA crossover act Final Conflict - founder Jeff Harp, vocalist Ron Martinez and bassist Warren Renfrow (Manic Hispanic, Cadillac Tramps) - for the first time in 24 years.

In the 1980s, Final Conflict was part of the first wave of punk bands to be labeled "crossover," with a sonic mix of Discharge meeting Black Sabbath coupled with political lyrics the appropriate soundtrack to inspire a troublemaker to slam, headbang, or throw a brick at a cop... and sometimes all three.

The band will perform 1987's "Ashes To Ashes" LP in sequence as well as early demo material. Although older, the band has no intentions of “phoning it in” - expect a brutal and energetic set.

Additional headlining acts The Obsessed, M.D.C., From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Iceburn, and others join more than twenty additional bands including Early Graves, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Dead in the Dirt, and tons more taking part in the melee. The lineup is:

Friday, August 9th @ The Echo // pre-party:
Black Breath, Early Graves, Obliterations, Nomads, Creative Adult

Saturday, August 10th @ The Echo & Echoplex
The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, M.D.C., Iceburn, Iron Lung, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Condition, Dead In The Dirt, Baptists, Replica, Completed Exposition, Centuries, Wartorn, Territory, Whip Hand, Children Of God, Old Wounds, Opposition Rising

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Mammoth Grinder Streaming Full New Album

The earthmoving third LP from Texas-terrors Mammoth Grinder, known as "Underworlds," is today available to the general public, the band’s first release for 20 Buck Spin.

Pitchfork is today hosting the entire album stream. Explore the "Underworlds" right here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Underworlds marks a peak at which Mammoth Grinder have sharpened and perfected their sound into a seething grind/death/thrash maelstrom of intense degree; unrelenting in its concentrated raw precision and focused power, Underworlds careens violently through ten tracks with effortless versatility and the fixated songcraft expected of a band on their third record. The band commissioned the legendary Joe Petagno (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Motörhead, Marduk) to deliver the album’s gritty cover artwork.

"The CD and digital versions of Underworlds are available now and both the standard black edition and the limited blue mailorder-only vinyl will be in-house by the end of the week. In conjunction with the release of Underworlds, later this week Mammoth Grinder will take their thunder down-under on a run of Australian dates alongside Innumerable Forms.

"Immediately upon their stateside return they’ll tour the West Coast US including a performance at The Power Of The Riff alongside The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, M.D.C., Iceburn, Bastard Noise, Dead In The Dirt and more." More...

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Mammoth Grinder Streams New Track

As Texas brutalizers Mammoth Grinder prepare for the release of third LP, "Underworlds," today another new track from the pending album blazes the masses via Lambgoat. Check out the song "Wraparound Eyes" in the player below.

"Underworlds" will hit the streets via 20 Buck Spin on July 23rd. In conjunction with the album’s release, Mammoth Grinder will head down under on a run of Australian dates alongside Innumerable Forms. Immediately upon the band's stateside return, Mammoth Grinder will tear a hole in the West Coast U.S. with a four-city run. View the itinerary below and watch out for stateside tour updates in the coming weeks. More...

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Mammoth Grinder Streaming New Single

Texas firing squad Mammoth Grinder is preparing to unleash hell with a third LP, and first in nearly four years, with the crushing "Underworlds," scheduled for public execution via 20 Buck Spin on July 23rd.

Today Mammoth Grinder premieres a new track online titled “Paragon Pusher” through Invisible Oranges. Check it out here or in the player below. You can also find the band's upcoming tour dates after the jump. More...

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Power Of The Riff 2013 Lineup Announced

The 2013 installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is right around the corner, this being the fourth annual occurrence of the massive event. It will take place August 9th & 10th 2013 at The Echo & Echoplex, and the lineup is available below. The following press release was also issued about the fest:

"Curated and organized by Greg Anderson and Sam James Velde, The Power Of The Riff honors fans and musicians of all ages from within all walks and lifestyles under the umbrella of the heavy music underground. Tapping into a lineup that represents forefathers, milestones and current touring acts, while shedding light on up and coming bands and local acts, The Power Of The Riff festival is an all-day, all-ages event. The festival also includes an on-location record swap-meet of local stores and features pop-up stores by independent record labels and vendors, DJ sets between performances, a gourmet food truck court with some of Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining, and more.

"The fourth annual The Power Of The Riff is spreading it's wings a bit more this time around, this year adding a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo. The massive full-day lineup the next day, Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex, offers another stellar lineup of classic heavyweights, and crushing newcomers. The combined events offer 26 bands in total." More...

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Mammoth Grinder Reveals New Album Details

It’s been nearly four years since the last Mammoth Grinder full-length "Extinction Of Humanity" was released via Relapse Records (CD) and Cyclopean Records (LP). Now in 2013, Mammoth Grinder has found a home on 20 Buck Spin for the release of third full-length album "Underworlds." The following press release was issued about the album:

"Underworlds marks a peak at which Mammoth Grinder have sharpened and perfected their sound into a seething grind/death/thrash maelstrom of intense degree; unrelenting in its concentrated raw precision and focused power, Underworlds careens violently through ten tracks with effortless versatility and the fixated songcraft expected of a band on their third record.

"Tracks like 'Wraparound Eyes' with its Unleashed style mid-section or the short sharp shock of 'Paragon Pusher' illustrate Mammoth Grinder’s mastery over multiple variations of metal to assemble their own sound. Fans of Entombed, Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste, Discharge, Napalm Death and Iron Lung will beat themselves into submission for missing out on this album, so do yourself a favor, and don’t miss out on it... More...

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Maryland Death Fest IX Day Three

The ninth annual edition of the Maryland Deathfest has grown into a four day affair, spanning Thursday night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Despite a last minute scare with Sonar possibly closing down, the even took place at Sonar, with the outdoor stages at either end of a closed off Saratoga Street.

This year, Metalunderground.com writer Emily Hingle (aka Buick McKane) was on hand for the entire festival (you can read her reports from day 1 and day 2) and Doug Gibson (aka deathbringer) was present on Saturday.

After an adventurous drive around the venue a few times trying to figure out how to reach the parking lot with Saratoga Street closed off, I finally arrived in time to see Creative Waste’s set. Sonar is a dark venue at any time, but entering from the afternoon sunlight, it seemed pitch black and took a few minutes to adjust.

Creative Waste took the stage and their sound was painfully loud. And they’re only a three-piece band, with a vocalist, guitarist and drummer - no bassist. The Saudi band described themselves as grindcore, but sounded more like a very hardcore influenced brand of metal. The music wasn’t my thing and the excessive volume that was not pleasant even with ear plugs sealed the deal for me.

Mammoth Grinder took the stage next, and I didn’t recognize them at first. The first few songs sounded a bit thin and reminded me of Prong, who while I enjoy, always had a weaker sound as a 3-piece. A few songs into their set, things got heavier and thrashier, evoking thoughts of Slayer. Then I recognized them as the band I saw at SXSW earlier this year. The remainder of their set was fast and heavy and made Mammoth Grinder the best band I witnessed on the inside stage that day. More...

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Maryland Deathfest To Go On At Sonar As Planned

The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."

As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.

The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."

As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.

Here's the updated flier: More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2011 To Change Venues

The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.

Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:

Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm

MAIN ROOM
WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...

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Swampfest Kicks Off The Metal At SXSW 2011

SXSW Music had yet to officially begin, but on Tuesday night, I headed out to Klub Krucial to catch the first metal show I had on my schedule. Dubbed “Swampfest,” the show was to feature local bands Mammoth Grinder, Hod, The Roller, and Atlanta’s Kylesa. The venue apparently is host to all sorts of shows, apparently hip hop venue according to some patrons I talked to. But it worked fairly well for a metal show just the same. It was wider than deep and had a balcony, which is where I gravitated to escape the mosh pit and from being directly in front of the stacks of speakers, as no ear plugs were needed up there.

First up was Mammoth Grinder. They played a noisy, thrashy style of music. The vocals were completely incomprehensible to me, but it sounded like more the sound system’s fault than the vocalist’s. Their style of thrash was in the same vein as Slayer’s, and the final song that finally got the crowd going a bit sounded something like a Slayerized version of “Orgasmatron” in tempo and riffs, although judging by the vocals, that did not seem to actually be the case. More...

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Mammoth Grinder Comments On Tour Dates

Mammoth Grinder has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming tour dates:

"2010 summer dates NOT canceled! Everything is going according to planned as is on our calendar. We will be making up the west coast days that we missed during our sound and fury trip (woohooo). So when in doubt, check the calendar here or take a look over at the Nuclear Solution Blog. Then tell your friends and get them to tell their friends, but don't let them tell their other friends 'cause those dudes are posers."

You can catch Mammoth Grinder live on the following dates: More...

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Mammoth Grinder Announces U.S. Tour

Mammoth Grinder will head out on a U.S. tour starting July 1st with Lewd Acts. The band has also been confirmed for the 2010 Sound and Fury Festival the weekend of July 23rd in Santa Barbara, CA.

Mammoth Grinder is touring in support of the album "Extinction of Humanity." The album saw its CD and digital release via Relapse Records in December and was released on vinyl LP via Cyclopean Records as well as on cassette via Ghosthunt Records. Audio samples taken from "Extinction of Humanity" can be heard now via the Mammoth Grinder MySpace page along with a new track “Obsessed With Death."

The upcoming Mammoth Grinder tour dates are as follows: More...

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Relapse Announces South By Southwest Line-Up

Relapse Records has issued the following update about the line-up for their South By Southwest label showcase show:

"Relapse Records is proud to announce the details for its 2010 South by Southwest (SXSW) label showcase. This showcase, presented in part with Roxwel.com, will be held at Red 7(611 E. 7th St., Austin, TX) on Wednesday, March 17th. This all ages event will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge and wristband holders.

"This year's line-up includes the legendary Voivod (Quebec, Canada) in their first Texas show in over six years, comedian Brian Posehn (Los Angeles, CA), Tombs (Brooklyn, NY), Graves of Valor (Florence, SC), Howl (Providence, RI), Mammoth Grinder (Austin, TX) and Kill The Client (Dallas, TX). Additional details, including set times, will be announced shortly."

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