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Wormrot Is "Fallen Into Disuse" With New Video

Grindcore outfit Wormrot has just released a brand new music video for the track "Fallen Into Disuse" taken from the forthcoming album "Voices," which will be released on October 14th via Earache Records.

The band had this to say this about the song: "Unconscious abandonment from reality. Desperately trying to be accepted into the norm. At the very least. Failed miserably."

Living in a country that executes more of its citizens than any other in the world helps to maintain the rage and anxiety that fuels the best grind. After a 4 year hiatus the hottest name in grindcore is back with a much awaited third studio album. "Voices" offers up 20 ferocious slabs of punk-fueled grind of the highest calibre. Feral grindcore in the grand tradition of early Earache releases like Napalm Death, Brutal Truth and Terrorizer.

Hailing from Singapore, Wormrot are Earache’s first ever signing from the East, having risen to prominence via series of primitive underground releases.

The track list for the album is: More...

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Wormrot Premieres New Song "Fallen Into Disuse"

Singapore grind act Wormrot premieres a new song entitled "Fallen Into Disuse", taken from the upcoming new album "Voices", which will be out in stores October 14 through Earache.

Check out now "Fallen Into Disuse" below.

The track listing runs as follows: More...

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Heavy Metal Black Friday Deals Revealed

It's almost Black Friday again (which for many stores has essentially just become "Black Month" as the sales start earlier and employees are expected to work all Thanksgiving) and you might not think that matters to metalheads, but many of the labels actually jump on that bandwagon.

Best of all - you don't have to go to a store at four in the morning to get these deals.

The holiday / Thanksgiving / Christmas sales are already ramping up through the various online distros, so if you're looking for new music on a budget, these heavy metal Black Friday deals will help you find new tunes.

This is just the start though, so check back in each day as we add in more deals. Specifically look for Amazon to launch something big soon, as that online juggernaut usually does $5 albums that rotate out each day. If you know of any metal sales that aren't listed below, be sure to leave a comment and we'll get it added.

And it's here - the Amazon $5 digital album sale arrives! Grab digital copies of music from Megadeth, Rage Against The Machine, Veil of Maya, Slayer, and more in rotating deals on full-length albums.

Most of the stock on the Nuclear Blast America shop - CDs, vinyl, shirts, etc. - are on sale for the "Blackest Friday," up to 45% off.

The Razorback Records webstore is offering 25% off your order if you buy at least $10 worth of music through November 30th.

The Thanksgiving Week Sale is now going at the Facedown Records web store with albums on sale for as little as $1.

Bullet Tooth is offering vinyl bundles on discount, ranging from $15 - $50 and featuring music from Earth Crisis, Memphis May Fire, Ritual, and more.

The Omega Order is offering 25% off a large selection of death metal, gore grind, and grindcore discs this week.

Comatose Music has an ongoing sale where you get a free CD of $10 or less if you buy three CDs totaling $30 - the deal stacks too, so you can get two free CDs at $60 and three free CDs at $90. More...

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Wormrot Posts Show Footage

Singapore grind act Wormrot has posted footage online of a live show (involving what appears to be a blowup shark of some kind?) available below. Wormrot comments:

"Here's a snip of Wormrot show in Paris, France! Viva La Grind!!!! The song on this video is our cover of one of the song from an Indie band, Eisley. Song title: Many Funeral Get this song from iTunes

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Wormrot Clarifies Plans To Go On Hiatus

Singaporean grindcore trio Wormrot recently wrapped up a six-week tour of Europe, which culminated in a performance at Obscene Extreme festival in the Czech Republic.

Following the tour, the band revealed plans for taking a break from touring for a few years to attend to personal commitments. Contrary to rumours however, Wormrot is not currently disbanding and plans to return with a new album in 2013 or 2014, with plans to tour again in 2015.

Wormrot vocalist Arif Rof has issued the following statement:

"In regards to our post about taking a break on Facebook, some people misunderstood that we have broken up right after the recent tour. But that is definitely false information. We are taking a break from TOURING as we have other personal commitments to attend this time around. It's definitely not because of what happened to us during the tour (ripped off, abandoned etc.). That was part and parcel of touring. No big deal and it's probably a dead fucking issue now anyway. NONE of these relate to why we are taking a break.

"We played a couple of new songs on the tour from the next album. And still writing as we speak. So calm down, get your facts straight. All you need to know is that we are still very much alive and still writing new material for the upcoming album. We have been touring four years straight, every year. So we need a breather before we rage again across the globe. I said it before and I will say it again: WORMROT IS NOT DEAD. PERIOD."

You can watch video footage of Wormort's performance at the Obscene Extreme festival at this location.

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Wormrot Taking Break From Touring

Singapore's Wormrot has issued the following end-of-tour recap and announcement about taking a break from live activity:

"We've been ripped off, abandoned blablabla but we survived and end the tour with a fucking smile. We've been touring hard every year for quite awhile and we think it's time to take a break and concentrate on our personal shit as for now. We'll be back touring hopefully with another new album?

"MASSIVE thanks to Nicolas of Bones Brigades Records and the boys from Evisorax for being so cool during the tour. we love you guys endlessly. Last but not least, Luc from Doomstar Bookings/Fubar and of course our lovely Azean for being so patient with us.

"A very memorable LAST tour with the right people for the fucking win. We couldn't have done it without your support towards us. Thank you fellow friends across the globe. GRIND OR GET THE FUCK OUT! SEE YOU AGAIN IN A FEW YEARS!"

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Wormrot Releases 2012 European Tour Video

Singaporean grindcore trio Wormrot has kicked off the European leg of the band'ssummer tour, following ten whirlwind shows around the UK. The band will be touring around mainland Europe for the next month, with a mixture of festival appearances and club shows lined up, including three shows with Swedish grindcore legends Nasum.

Wormrot has also recorded a new tour video, in which the band's guitarist Rasyd talks about the UK shows and what fans can expect on the rest of the tour. Watch the video posted below. More...

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Earache Releases "World's Shortest Album"

Earache Records is celebrating 25 years of bringing extreme metal to the masses and, as part of the celebrations, has released the "World's Shortest Album," striking fear into the hearts of radio DJs everywhere.

Earache is no stranger to world records, having previously claimed two official Guinness World Records, for the world's shortest single with Napalm Death's "You Suffer," as well as the world's shortest music video with Brutal Truth's "Collateral Damage."

Now, Earache is taking the idea of "shorter, faster, louder" to the extreme, with the shortest, fastest and loudest album around. "Earache: World's Shortest Album" celebrates brevity as an art form, featuring 13 extreme, straight-to-the-point tracks totalling just 87 seconds, smashing the previous 121-second record held by Canadian dance group Chromeo.

The attempt at setting the new record for the world's shortest album has been rejected by Guinness however, which no longer recognizes "world's shortest" records, explaining:

"The nature of competing to make something the 'shortest' by its very nature trivialises the activity being carried out, and Guinness World Records has been forced to reject many claims of this kind. As such, we have been forced to cease listing records for the shortest song, shortest poem and indeed the shortest concert."

"Earache: World's Shortest Album" is still available to the public however, and is out now on iTunes at this location.

The full track listing and times for the album are as follows:

01. Napalm Death - You Suffer (00:04)
02. Napalm Death - Dead (00:05)
03. Napalm Death - Your Achievement (00:06)
04. Wormrot - False Grind Sodomy (00:04)
05. Wormrot - You Suffer But Why Is It My Problem (00:04)
06. Brutal Truth - Collateral Damage (00:04)
07. A.C. - Howard Wulkan's Bald (00:09)
08. Lawnmower Deth - Be Scene Not Heard (00:07)
09. Painkiller - Trailmarker (00:08)
10. Brutal Truth - Blockhead (00:07)
11. Morbid Angel - Bil Ur-Sag #2 Lava (00:06)
12. A.C. - Windchimes Are Gay (00:10)
13. Insect Warfare - Street Sweeper (00:13)

Total running time - 01:27

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Wormrot Kicking Off European Tour

Singaporean grindcore trio Wormrot is due to kick off a European tour tonight in Bath, UK. The band will be grinding its way around the UK for ten shows, before heading on to mainland Europe for a mixture of festival appearances and club shows, including three shows in Italy with Swedish grindcore legends Nasum.

Wormrot frontman Arif Tot recently spoke with This Thing Called Progress ahead of the tour. An excerpt from the interview follows: "When it comes to touring, no matter if it's in Europe, US or Asia, personally, I get nervous every single time dude. But knowing that we will be meeting our old and new friends across Europe is a pretty fucking amazing feeling. Touring is basically the only time off from reality. Not worrying about anything else and just grind the fuck out."

Read the full interview at this location. Don't miss Womrot on tour at the following shows:

Jun. 01 - Bath, UK - Green Park Tavern
Jun. 02 - Nottingham, UK - The Old Angel
Jun. 03 - Birmingham, UK - Asylum 2
Jun. 04 - Sunderland, UK - The Borough
Jun. 05 - Glasgow, UK - 13th Note
Jun. 06 - Leeds, UK - The Fox and Newt
Jun. 07 - Manchester, UK - Star and Garter
Jun. 08 - Cardiff, UK - Bogiez
Jun. 09 - London, UK - Unicorn
Jun. 10 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit More...

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Extremefest 2012 Confirmed For July

Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.

5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland

Cannibal Corpse
Suicide Silence
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
All Shall Perish
Suicidal Angels
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Deströyer 666
Cephalic Carnage
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Nexus Inferis
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Severe Torture
Hellish Crossfire
Gama Bomb
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Rectal Smegma
Dawn of Disease
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...

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Wormrot Confirms U.K. Headlining Tour

Singaporean grindcore trio Wormrot have confirmed dates for a U.K. headlining tour, which kicks off on June 1st in Bath.

The band will play ten shows around the U.K., before heading on to mainland Europe for a number of summer festival appearances, including Dokk'em Open Air and Obscene Extreme. Wormrot guitarist Rasyid comments:

"We're super stoked for this one, more than usual! We promise a killer live show, plus we've added to our setlist some new songs that you can expect from our third full-length, so hope you guys stay tuned for them!"

See Wormrot on tour at the following shows:

Jun. 01 - Bath, UK - Green Park Tavern
Jun. 02 - Nottingham, UK - The Old Angel
Jun. 03 - Birmingham, UK - Asylum 2
Jun. 04 - Sunderland, UK - The Borough
Jun. 05 - Glasgow, UK - 13th Note
Jun. 06 - Leeds, UK - The Fox and Newt
Jun. 07 - Manchester, UK - Star and Garter
Jun. 08 - Cardiff, UK - Bogiez
Jun. 09 - London, UK - Grosvenor
Jun. 10 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit

View the U.K. tour flyer at this location.

Jun. 15 - Torgau, Germany - Grind The Nazi Scum Festival
Jun. 30 - Dokkum, Netherlands - Dokk'em Open Air Festival
Jul. 13 - Trutnov, Czech Republic - Obscene Extreme Festival

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Grind The Nazi Scum Fest Lineup Revealed

The "Grind the Nazi Scum" festival will be taking place this coming June 14th - 16th, 2012 in Brückenkopf Torgau, Germany. For for details, head over to the festival's website. The lineup has now been revealed and can be found belo.w


FRIDAY 15th.
14.00-14.30 - RENOUNCE AUTHORITY (ger)
14.50-15.20 - REACTION TO RUIN (it)
15.40-16.10 - HAMMER OF GORE (ger)
16.30-17.00 – WHORESNATION (fr)
17.20-17.50 – XKATEXMOSHX (it)
18.10-18.40 – FAXE (fr)
19.00-19.40 – DEATHRONATION (ger)
20.00-20.30 – RATBOMB (fr)
20.50-21.30 – ENTERA (ger)
21.50-22.30 – WARFUCK (fr)
22.50-23.40 – HARM (ger)
00.00-06.66 – WORMROT (sing) More...

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The Ultimate Sacrifice

To the diehard music fan, there is hardly an act more inconceivable than parting with The Collection. Most metal heads, those of us who still buy CDs, records, and even tapes, anyway, will pawn everything of value when times get tough, move back in with our parents, beg, borrow, steal, and take just about any form of mind numbing and depraved work imaginable to keep The Collection in our grubby, greasy little hands. Sadly, even this isn’t always enough, and in these economically turbulent and uncertain times, the hour inevitably comes when hard decisions must be made, and priorities must be put in order. More...

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Wormrot Comments On Indonesian Tour

Singaporean grindcore trio Wormrot are gearing up for a headlining Indonesian tour, which kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, January 14th in Bekasi. The band will be tearing its way around Indonesia for two weeks, on what will be its first tour of 2012. Check out the tour flyer here.

Wormrot vocalist Arif Rot comments:

"The last time we 'toured' Indonesia was 4 years back. We did only 3 dates and all of them were extreme raging grindoholics! Memorable for us as it was our first tour ever in the history of Wormrot. We are more than stoked to be back grinding more dates, meeting old and new friends again. Indonesia, it's been a while. A diverse country with great unity in their scene engraving their endless dying love for extreme music. Again, less talk, more grind! See you grindonesians real soon."

See Wormrot on tour at the following shows:

Jan. 14 - Bekasi, Indonesia - Grand Cakung Outdoor
Jan. 17 - Bali, Indonesia - Bahana Studio
Jan. 20 - Surabaya, Indonesia - Decimation Fest at GSG Unair
Jan. 21 - Malang, Indonesia - Fast Fest at Denpal Hall
Jan. 22 - Semarang, Indonesia - Villa Hollywood
Jan. 23 - Klaten, Indonesia - Gedung Serbaguna
Jan. 24 - Solo, Indonesia - Gedung Kesenian
Jan. 27 - Bandung, Indonesia - Karamba Cafe
Jan. 28 - Cipanas, Indonesia - Villa Damar Indah
Jan. 29 - Sukabumi, Indonesia - Hip Hop Cafe

In other news, the members of Wormrot were also recently arrested by Islamic religious authorities while in Malaysia.

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Wormrot Members Arrested By Religious Authorities

Singapore grindcore act Wormrot has posted the following statement online about getting arrested in Malaysia by religious authorities:

"We had planned to chill at the hotel lobby. 6 people (5 smokers + 1 straight edge) in 1 room and no windows = Claustrophobic + Bad ventilation. Fiaz (Asilent’s bassist) came down to our room coz we had planned to chill with the Asilent boys as well. Suddenly, someone opened our door (Guess they have the hotel’s master card key) and asked 'Are you married?!' The minute Fit heard that question, he laughed and said 'No,' the bunch of people behind that person, started taking pictures of us!!! Talk about paparazzi… No they weren’t paparazzi.. They are from the JAIS - Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (Selangor Islamic Religious Department). We were so shocked and lost for words coz we don’t think that we were doing anything wrong.

"After several questions and telling us that it is wrong for unmarried Muslim men and women to be in one room, they took our passports and we were taken to the police station to give our statements and call someone to bail us. Now.. now.. don’t blame the religion. Some people are just extremists and this Islamic rules only applied in Selangor and Kelantan. And of course only to the Muslim people. Please don’t stop visiting Malaysia because of this issue coz seriously it has a very good and dedicated Metal scene. Plus everything is cheap and you can find delicious food everywhere.

"Back to the main story… Only 5 of us were taken into custody. Arif, Rasyid, Fit, his girlfriend who is Arif’s little sister and myself. Rasyid’s girlfriend was not taken into custody coz she’s not Muslim and Fiaz was from another room. When we got out of the hotel to be escorted into the police lorry which already has some couples who were caught earlier than us, around 30 - 40 more people from JAIS, passerby and maybe some people from the media took pictures of us as though they had busted the most biggest crime for the night.

"We were taken to the Taman Muda Police Station and had to sit on the floor to wait for the organizer, Emi, to come and bail us out. Emi arrived at 4am and he had talked to one of the JAIS staff. At around 4.15am, we were taken to another police station as there was no high ranking officer to do up the reports. Again everyone had to be escorted into the lorry to be driven to Pandan Indah Police Station. However, when we arrived there, we were still held in the lorry as the high ranking staff from JAIS have not arrived. At around 5am, when they finally arrived, we thought that we will be taken into the police station for our statements. But… in the end… we were let off with just a warning. We were nearly fined $3000 MYR ($950 USD) per person if Emi did not call his lawyer up and we being Singaporeans. Plus we weren’t doing any sexual intercourse when they entered our room. More...

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Earache To Release Grindcore Collection

Earache records has announced that they will be releasing a five disc box set comprising of four different grindcore bands. The collection will be released on November 14th and will include albums from Napalm Death, Insect Warfare, Wormrot and Narcosis. It is available to pre-order now for the price of £19.99 ($32 in the United States.)

The albums featured include:

* Napalm Death - From Enslavement To Obliteration
* Insect Warefare - World Extermination
* Wormrot - Abuse (limited edition including bonus disc featuring 34 extra tracks)
* Narcosis - Best Served Cold: Discography 1998 - 2007

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Wormrot Premieres New Song "Loathsome Delusions"

Singapore grind champions Wormrot will be releasing a new digital EP through Scion A/V tomorrow, September 20th. For grindcore fans that can't wait that long, Metalunderground.com now has an exclusive premiere of the "Scion A/V Presents: WORMROT-NOISE" EP's opening track "Loathsome Delusions," which can be streamed or downloaded as an MP3 in the widget below.

The track listing for the "Noise" EP is as follows:

1. Loathsome Delusions
2. False Assumptions
3. Outburst of Annoyance
4. Breed to Breed
5. Perpetual Extingtion

You can also check out a video clip of Wormrot playing "Breed to Breed" by heading over to this location.

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Wormrot Announces New European Shows

Singapore grindcore trio Wormrot is preparing to return to Europe in less than two weeks, kicking off a U.K. trek on September 1st in Cardiff and moving onto mainland Europe on September 12th. Wormrot will be joined by Evisorax for all of the U.K. dates and Maruta for the rest of the European tour.

Wormrot guitarist Rasyid comments: "Being home for some time has been a real drag. Being on the road and playing shows are what we're good at, so we're feeling ecstatic about this UK/Europe tour! It's time to show our full commitment to the blastbeat!!"

The upcoming Wormrot tour dates are as follows:

Sep. 01 - Cardiff, UK - Undertone
Sep. 02 - Nottingham, UK - Old Angel
Sep. 03 - Belfast, UK - Auntie Annie's
Sep. 04 - Dublin, Ireland - Pint Bar
Sep. 05 - Sunderland, UK - The Borough
Sep. 06 - Glasgow, UK - 13th Note
Sep. 07 - Liverpool, UK - The Masque
Sep. 08 - Derby, UK - The Old Bell Hotel
Sep. 09 - Bath, UK - Green Park Tavern
Sep. 10 - London, UK - The Grosvenor More...

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Earache Records Offering Entire Catalog On Spotify

Earache Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering the label's entire catalog for free online through Spotify:

"Have you ever wanted to hear that awesome new track from your favorite new band, or to go back and check out the early releases from some of the most legendary names in metal, but not had the money to spend on CDs or downloads? Earache has the answer!

"Earache Records has teamed up with popular music streaming service Spotify to give rockers and metalheads instant access to a huge library of killer tunes, all of which are completely free to listen to.

"Earache's entire music catalogue is available now on Spotify, featuring over 3500 tracks from some of the most legendary names in rock and metal, including such classic acts as AT THE GATES, CARCASS, MORBID ANGEL, DEICIDE and NAPALM DEATH, along with the latest releases from some of the hottest new bands such as EVILE, RIVAL SONS, WORMROT and many more.

"To listen to the entire Earache music catalogue, just head to this location (Spotify account required)."

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Singapore Death Fest 2011 Recap

This past Saturday White Studio at Fort Canning played host to Singapore Death Fest 2011, a gathering of some of Asia’s best and most brutal grind and death metal bands.

Fiaz Grinder, who also plays bass in Singaporean death metal act Asilent, organized the fest along with Wormrot vocalist Arif Rot and production company Echo Productions. All worked extremely hard in the weeks leading up to the fest and on the weekend of the fest itself in particular, basically forgoing sleep from Friday through Sunday to make sure everything went smoothly, and without a hitch things did go off.

The venue was an interesting one, with White Studio being named for its virginal white walls, floor, and ceiling, and with the room being housed in a colonial era British military fort atop a hill in central Singapore. About 150 die hard metal heads from the Singapore scene began to gather early in the afternoon to mingle and peruse the bands’ merchandise before the late afternoon start time. At just after four p.m., the doors were opened, and the mayhem could begin. More...

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