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Last updated on March 30, 2015 at 1:42 PM ET
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Lifeforce Records' latest signing - the Dutch grindcore outfit Teethgrinder - will support Tombs and Black Anvil on the "Savage Death" European tour. Dates are available below.
Teethgrinder's Lifeforce Records debut album “Misanthropy” will be out on May 25th in Europe. See the band live on these dates:
09.04.2015 DE - Berlin @ Cassiopeia
10.04.2015 DE - Kassel @ K19
12.04.2015 UK - Manchester @ Roadhouse
13.04.2015 UK - Glasgow @ Audio
14.04.2015 UK - Bristol @ The Fleece
15.04.2015 UK - London @ Boston Music Room
16.04.2015 FR - Antwerpen @ Kavka
17.04.2015 FR - Lille @ TBA
18.04.2015 FR - Paris @ Glazart, Doomed Gatherings
19.04.2015 FR - Lille @ TBA
20.04.2015 DE - München @ Feierwerk
21.04.2015 DE - Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
22.04.2015 CZ - Prague @ 007
23.04.2015 HU - Budapest @ Club 202
More live dates
24.05.2015 NL - Den Haag @ Metalcon
30.05.2015 DE - Torgau @ Grind The Nazi Scum Festival
08.07.2015 CZ - Prague @ Thirst For Grind
09.07.2015 CZ - Trutnov @ Obscene Extreme Festival
11.07.2015 NL - Hogeveen @ Graveland Festival More...
Colombia's Suppuration has revealed full details for the forthcoming studio album "Devouring Your Prayers."
"It's like trumpets playing to commence the carnage prior to the apocalypse," states guitarist / vocalist Julian S. when asked about the album. "That's what the new album sounds like. A brutal mix that is like the soundtrack to the end of the world; heavy riffs, extreme blast beats and pagan driven themes. 'Devouring Your Prayers' is without a doubt one of the best albums we have worked on which reached a new level of execution. We aimed to make it one of the best albums in it's genre."
Featuring artwork from tattooist Miguel "DarK" Bautista, "Devouring Your Prayers" was recorded by George Sarmiento at New Sound Studio in Bogota, Colombia and mixed / mastered by Joseph Cincotta at Full Force Studios (Suffocation, Mortal Decay, Dehumanized) in Ronkonkoma, NY.
The "Devouring Your Prayers" album is set for release on June 8th in the U.K. / June 9th in the U.S via Gore House Productions as a CD and digital download. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Art of Obscenity
2. Divine Punishment
3. Trinity of Perversions
4. At the Gates of Dementia
5. Fucking Metal-Hipsters
6. Burning of Priests
7. My Hands Love the Knife
8. Blinded by the Gods
9. Devouring Your Prayers
10. Dark Elite More...
Fresh off the announcement of the 2015 GWAR-B-Q, the intergalactic overlords from GWAR have confirmed they will be taking part in the annual Record Store Day Festivities on Saturday, April 18th.
Just how exactly do they plan on doing this? First, Metal Blade Records will releasing an exclusive Record Store Day double LP edition of GWAR's third opus "America Must Be Destroyed." Previously only available on import vinyl from the UK, this exclusive version which has been meticulously recreated by the slaves of GWAR, features the original color insert with lyrics, an official (looking) certificate of authenticity and a killer pop up of GWAR's pet dinosaur Gor Gor! Additionally, it is confirmed that on April 21st the Grammy nominated classic "Phallus in Wonderland" will be reissued on DVD in a convenient CD sized package.
But that's not enough for GWAR. The band has planned a special Record Store Day appearance as well. This once in a lifetime opportunity takes place at Asylum Records April 18th from 12:00 - 3:00pm located at 108 W Main St in Mesa, Arizona. On this day you will be able to worship at the feet of the almighty GWAR, get your albums signed and if they deem you worthy, maybe even get a picture with them. There will be special giveaways and raffles including a one of a kind airbrushed guitar signed by the band!
"I used to like Chinese food, now I don't give a fuck," said guitarist Pustulus Maximus when asked about Record Store Day.
Of course, GWAR could not make it to Arizona without the help of their personal slaves. So in order to get the slaves to agree to help, GWAR has agreed to let the slaves appear as "RAWG" and play a special show that evening at the Nile Theater across the street from Asylum in Mesa, AZ. The doors open at 5:30 PM. "These working conditions are inhumane. Thanks, Obama," said a nameless slave.
Gore House Productions is proud to announce the signing of Colombian powerhouse Carnal Blasphemy. This Bogota-based trio performs brutal death metal with extreme precision and technical execution.
"Carnal Blasphemy is pleased to announce the first full length entitled 'Liars Made Authority,' will be released via American label Gore House Productions," stated bassist / vocalist Jhon Molina. "This great news is joy for us and is dedicated to all our fans. Expect more news soon. Cheers and hope you like our music!!"
The "Liars Made Authority" album is set for release late Summer 2015. The first single "Purification Through Violence" can be heard below. More...
Byzantine has taken its monstrous sound to new heights with "To Release Is To Resolve," and thanks to our friends at Revolver Magazine, you can stream the album from the progressive thrash titans in its entirety below prior to its April 7th release via CEN/RED Distribution.
"To Release Is To Resolve" finds Byzantine picking up where it left off with 2013’s self-titled comeback album. Front-man Chris “OJ” Ojeda and drummer Matt Wolfe reunited with Jay Hannon to handle engineering and mixing duties for album no. 5, also marking bassist Sean Sydnor and guitarist Brian Henderson’s debut recording with Byzantine. Catch the band live on these dates:
April 04 – Huntington, WV – The Vclub
April 17 – Beckley, WV – Muncheez Bar & Grill
April 18 – Parkersburg, WV – Sixpence Pub & Eatery More...
Turin, Italy's instrumental trio Stearica just released the band's first official video, created for the poignant movement, "Delta," as the newest single to be released from the band's upcoming "Fertile" LP.
Check out the video below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com. The clip fuses a concept by Gabriele Ottino and Stearica and was directed and edited by Gabriele Ottino and produced by Superbudda. You can also catch the band live on these dates:
4/25/2015 The Blue Room - Blackpool, UK
4/27/2015 The Hope and Ruin - Brighton, UK
4/28/2015 The Old Blue Last - London, UK More...
Channeling inspiration from one of death metal's most revered, founding American acts - the almighty Death - into its own mangled interpretations, Gruesome's impending "Savage Land" debut is a delightfully horrid slab of late-'80s/early-'90s Florida-styled death metal created in homage to the late Chuck Schuldiner's early masterworks.
Uniting members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, Derketa and more, with "Savage Land," the collective is humbly determined to keep the sound and spirit of Death alive as sincerely and authentically as possible.
As a precursor to Savage Land's official release next month via Relapse Records, today Noisey offers up namesake track "Gruesome" for communal enjoyment.
Elaborates guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey, "Okay, full confession: I always wanted to be in a band that had an eponymous song, like Iron Maiden or Angel Witch. It's the kind of thing you really need to do on your first album, though. With 'Gruesome,' I felt like it was the right thing to do. It's almost like a mission statement, and since, 'sounds exactly like '87-'91 Death' doesn't really roll off the tongue, I figured 'Gruesome' would work.
"It was one of the last songs we wrote for the album and it's definitely one of my favorites. The lyrics are kind of a Cliff's Notes on Scream Bloody Gore, from the burning bodies of 'Infernal Death' in the first verse to the zombie army of SBG's title track in the last one. Anyway, I think it's one of the better tunes we came up with and I hope you agree." More...
Female-fronted dark metal act Upon Shadows just announced the band is working on a new album called "Between The Southern Cross & The Northern Star," which will be released on October 18th, 2015.
Upon Shadow's Tamara Picardo comments: "This new album is a reflective and very personal vision where capricious keyboard melodies get mixed with poetry and the most pure dark metal that our female souls can be able to create."
The previous Upon Shadows single "Andromeda" can also be heard in the Bandcamp player provided below. More...
Crowquill Records is happy to announce that the label will be releasing "U M B R A" by Austin noisemakers Unmothered.
While Crowquill is generally known for albums by acts on the more progressive side of the post-metal spectrum, Unmothered is completely different from anything the label has released thus far - this is heavy stuff, a cross between doom and sludge with a dash of black metal thrown in for good measure.
The "U M B R A" will be unveiled on May 26th, 2015 and the track listing is as follows:
3. Scarp More...
At long last, one of the unsung pillars of the Austrian black metal scene returns to reclaim its throne: W.T.C. Productions proudly presents Amestigon's monumental second album, "Thier," set for international release on May 28th. The album's track listing is as follows:
4. Thier More...
Ancient Greek black metal band Nocternity today premiere the new track "Harps of the Ancient Temples" - listen in below, thanks to Cvlt Nation.
The song is the title track off the album of the same name, set for international release on April 17th via Iron Bonehead Productions. The band's first full-length in 12 years, "Harps of the Ancient Temples" has been an epic in the making. In the mid 2000s, Nocternity was prolific on the EP front, first releasing "A Fallen Unicorn" in 2004 - itself a companion record to the cult classic "Onyx," from 2003 - and then split 7"s with various bands. Then came the "Harps of the Ancient Temples" 7" in 2007, which was set to begin the next chapter in Nocternity's story...and then silence for another five years, until a self-titled 7" was quietly released in 2012 in an edition of just 300 copies.
During that whole time, however, main visionary K.D. was hard at work crafting LP#3 and taking care through his label, Kyrck Productions, reissuing some of the lost jewels of the early '90s scene. “This album has been in the works for a decade now," he reveals. "It was recorded twice with different members. The first, digital version was pre-produced in Switzerland, Hellas, and Sweden. The analog version was recorded at Studio 5 in Athens, and this is the version that prevailed.”
And prevail it has: "Harps of the Ancient Temples" is black metal from a lost time. "This album is not as complex as Onyx," says K.D., quite rightly. "The music has been stripped to the essentials…back to basics. It aims to be hypnotic and to take the listeners to our musical landscapes, delivering what we have in our souls and what we consider to be the black metal feeling.” More...
Agonia Records is proud to announce the signing of the rising Polish black metal force, Blaze Of Perdition.
Both parties are excited in this new venture and are pleased to announce that the band's third full-length album will be titled "Near Death Revelations." The album is scheduled to be released this June, with the cover artwork available below.
After a tragic road accident in November 2013, the band's career was open to doubt, but the event did not manage to slow Blaze Of Perdition for long. The upcoming "Near Death Revelations" album will refer directly to those past experiences. The track listing is as follows:
1. Królestwo Niczyje
2. Into the Void Again
3. When Mirrors Shatter
4. Dreams Shall Flesh
5. Cold Morning Fears
6. The Tunnel
7. Of No Light More...
Impellitteri released a music video for the new track "Venom." The song is the title track form the upcoming new album set for release on April 17th in Europe and April 21st in North America via Frontiers Records.
The track list for the album is:
2. Empire Of Lies
3. We Own The Night
5. Face The Enemy
6. Dominoe Theory
9. Time Machine
10. Holding On
11. Rock Through The Night (Bonus Track)
12. Reach For the Sky (Bonus Track)
Check out "Venom" here: More...
German melodic death metal act Kambrium released a demo track video for the new song "Season of the Sea Witch." The song will appear on the band's upcoming third full length album (as of yet untitled) and follow up to the 2013 album "Dark Reveries" (see review here).
Check out "Season of the Sea Witch" here:
U.K.'s Stoneghost released a preview clip for the new album "New Age of Old Ways." The album is set to drop on April 13th via Mascot Label Group.
With previous storming sets at Bloodstock and Hammerfest the band has drawn comparisons to Pantera, Lamb of God, Down and Corrosions of Conformity.
The track list is:
1. Faceless Ghost
2. Devil's Motion
3. All They Need Is The Light
4. Second To Breathe
5. The Sound Remains
8. Your Trigger, My Finger
9. Third Degree
10. Let Sleeping Beasts Lie
11. Mother Of All Bastards (demo)
Check out the preview here: More...
Polish southern metal act J.D. Overdrive released a lyric video for the new track "Wreckage, Part II." The song appears on the upcoming new release "The Kindest of Deaths," which is set for release on April 13, 2015 via Metal Mind Productions.
The track list for the album is:
1. Wreckage, Part I
2. Crippled King
3. The Lesser Evil
4. The Fury in Me
5. Dull Knives and Dead Friends
6. Seeds and Stones
7. The Greater Good
8. Demon Days
9. Wreckage, Part II
10. A Painful Reminder
11. The Kindest of Deaths More...
Slovakian metal act Tristana released a music video for the new track "Fallen." The song appears on the band's new release "Virtual Crime," which drops tomorrow, March 31st, via Bakerteam Records.
The track list is:
3. Wasted Time
4. Bloody Snow
5. Beg for Death
6. Jannie's Dying
7. Belladonna Deadly Nightshade
9. Lost the Whole Life
10. Hunting Fever
11. Ending (Outro)
Check out "Fallen" here: More...
Hailing from Poland & Belarus death metal veterans of Veld are streaming a brand new song titled "Annihilation of Divinity/Trust Upon Ignorance" taken from the upcoming album "Daemonic: The Art of Dantalian".
The album is set to drop April 8th in a limited-edition, six-panel digipack with 20 pages of artwork via Lacerated Enemy Records. It can be ordered in physical form here. Digital pre-orders are available at this location.
Check out now "Annihilation of Divinity/Trust Upon Ignorance" below.
Swedish power metal act The Storyteller is streaming a new fan made video for the track "As I Die," which is taken from the band's sixth full length studio release titled "Sacred Fire." Check it out in the player below (courtesy of Ygor Knight). More...
The touring van of Tampa, FL metal outfit Dark Sermon was stolen in Clearwater a mere week before the band's planned touring. States the band about the theft on their Facebook site:
"In the spirit of no good news going unpunished, we are troubled to inform you that we just found out that our van has been stolen. Thankfully, our equipment was not inside and we were not on tour at the time. The missing vehicle is a white 2000 Dodge Ram 3500. The license tag is 839 TEF. It was last seen at US19 and Sunset in Clearwater, FL. We leave for a 2.5 month tour a week from today, as some of you know, so this is a very dire situation.
"We have filed a police report, and we believe we have security camera footage of the man who took it. If you could please SHARE this post on your Facebook and spread awareness about this incident, we might be able to catch the thief and maybe even get our van back. Any and all posts and help are appreciated more than you know. Thank you to everyone in advance for your support." More...
After numerous photo and video-teases over the last weeks, it has now been finally made official that Megadeth hired drummer Chris Adler of Lamb Of God to play on the band's new album.
States Megadeth about the collaboration: "Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind original American metal and hard rock crossover giants Megadeth, and Chris Adler, drummer for the leaders of modern American heavy metal Lamb Of God, will join original bassist David Ellefson in the creation of Megadeth's anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing his thundering, hard-hitting, and technically precise style and skill, adding new blood and drive into the mix while staying true to Megadeth's roots." More...