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Last updated on January 31, 2015 at 11:37 PM ET
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14 news articles posted on this day.
Kaotoxin Records has announced that two of its bands, Drawers and Nolentia, will tour Cuba in February. Part of the ongoing Brutal Fest bi-annual tour series, the tour will bring five international bands (also including La Hore, Sickrett and Superbutt) to Cuba in February where they'll play a series of gigs around the country along with local acts (Combat Noise, Darkness Fall, Blinder, Trendkill, Claim...). Check out the Brutal Fest Tour Trailer at this location.
Drawers is touring in support of its 2014 self-titled second full-length album and Nolentia in support of its 2013 sophomore release "May the Hand that Holds the Match that Will Set this World on Fire Be Blessed above All."
Feb.13 - Holguin
Feb.14 - Bayamo
Feb.15 - Bayamo
Feb.17 - Camaguey
Feb.19 - Santa Clara
Feb.20 - Habana
Feb.21 - Habana
Feb.22 - Matanzas
"Passages to Lunacy," the new split album from Winnipeg's Solanum and Epi-Demic of Alberta, was recently released on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The crossover/thrash split is streaming in its eight-song entirety below in the player.
In related news, Solanum will be opening for the Cro-Mags at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg, MB on February 22nd in an evening that will also feature the bands Withdrawal and Burn Your World.
Austin, Texas metallers Dead Earth Politics are nearing completion on their upcoming "Men Become Gods" EP. The EP is second in a series of three that began with last year's "The Queen of Steel," and is scheduled for release on March 14th. For a taste of "Men Become Gods," the band has posted an unmastered version of "Casting Stones" at this location.
In other news, Dead Earth Politics has been added to the 2015 Texas Independence Fest, taking place April 10th-12th. The band will join Between The Buried And Me, Whitechapel, Sheer Terror, Hammer Fight and many more at the Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin, Texas. For details, visit the festival's website.
DEAD EARTH POLITICS live dates:
2/25 - Austin, Texas @ Dirty Dog Bar w/ ANVIL
3/06 - San Antonio, Texas @ Papa Woody's
03/14 - CD Release Party & Metal Monsters of Texas - Austin, Texas @ Dirty Dog Bar
04/10 - 12 - Texas Independence Fest - Austin, Texas @ Empire Control Room & Garage
Philadelphia/Brooklyn grinders Unrest have debuted new track "Quit" from upcoming album "Grindcore." Check out the exclusive stream and an interview with the band at Apoch's. "Grindcore" will be released on Unspeakable Axe Records March 24th.
Putrid Offal has announced that its first gig in 20 years will be a live session for French radio show Killing Machine (airplay on Radio Campus Lille, PodCasts available on MixCloud). The metal show is one of the oldest on French radio.
Scheduled for airplay on February 15th, this session will mark Putrid Offal's official live return in support of its February 2015 debut full-length "Mature Necropsy" on Kaotoxin Records and will be the first of an ongoing series of shows, including appearances at Unideath Fest (BE) on May 23rd and at DeathFeast (DE) September 10th-12th.
DJ Arno Geenens was part of Underground Records/Reincarnate Records in the 90s and responsible for the release of several Supuration albums and the "Obscurum per Obscurium" compilation (1992), which featured six of the best extreme metal underground bands from the Northern France scene. The Putrid Offal contribution to that release can be found on its 90s discography compilation "Premature Necropsy."
Black Shape Of Nexus - which was covered in our look at underground sludge bands back in 2012 - has been dormant for quite some time, but apparently new material and live shows are now on the horizon. The band comments:
"After a long and painful period of paralysis the BSON has woken up. New songs will be written. A new full-length will be recorded.
"The new record even already has a working title... which we won't tell you yet. Shows will played again from autumn 2015 on. Long live the discomfort!" More...
Iranian death metal band Hypomanic has checked in with this brief announcement about posting a debut song online:
"Hey folks! This is the first song of our upcoming album called 'Shame of Pain.' Credits to Mr. Ehsan Imani for mixing & mastering. Stay tuned!"
Hypomanic consists of:
Farzam ShadziNavaz - Guitars
Etienne Gallo - Drums
Alireza Serpoosh - Vocals
Soroush Asemani - Bass
Finland's very own Loudguns continues to stand loud 'n' proud and just signed a record deal with Rock It Up Records / City Of Lights Records from Germany. Sami Pilve from Loudguns comments:
"This is a great way to start our new year, it's a dream come true. We've been offered all kinds of deals throughout the past 4 years but finally we found something we can rely on.
"It's really heartwarming to know that there are actually still labels out there who cares about the form of art, which is music and we are truly honored to work with this label.
"Rock It Up Records/City Of Lights Records will release our second album 'Sunset Runaway' on CD during the Spring. We can't tell you the exact dates yet but keep following and we'll let everyone know asap."
After years of hard work, Tunisian metal outfit Carthagods will soon have a debut full-length album out, which will feature a slew of international guest stars.
Musicians confirmed to have taken part in the project include Mark Jansen (Epica, Mayan), Ron Bumblefoot Thal, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged, Godscum), Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica), and Hans T. Zandt.
A teaser trailer for the coming album can also be heard below.
Inculta is currently working in the studio on the "In The Arms of Doom" album, and today the band has released a new music video for the track "Shame," which can be seen below. Inculta consists of:
Lance Phillips - Vocals
Josh McGuire - Guitar
Jeff Ward - Bass
Josh Emsoff - Drums
Swedish outfit Taiwaz originally formed in '85, but with an audience not yet ready for the band's dark take on metal, the group disbanded and lost contact.
It wasn't until 2013 that the group reunited to begin recording new songs, which was eventually released the next year as the "I Am All" cassette through Electric Assault Records.
Now back in full swing, the band will be embarking on a European tour supporting Below next month. More...
The Denver doom bringers from In The Company Of Serpents will bring their chest-caving tidings to the stage this March on a short but pummeling run of live incursions.
Set to commence on March 6th in Salt Lake City, the duo will trounce nine cities down the West Coast and into the Southwest with additional rituals in the plotting stages. Comments the band:
"We are looking forward to our first tour of the West Coast, and are stoked about the bands we are playing with along the way. Venues and supporting bands will be announced in the coming weeks as we tie up the final details, but rest assured that each show has a killer lineup of some of the best heavy bands running. Let the waves of fuzz roll over you, empty your mind, and worship at the throne of Ohms."
3/06/2015 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT
3/07/2015 Crazy Horse - Boise, ID
3/09/2015 Highline - Seattle, WA
3/10/2015 Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR
3/12/2015 Complex - Los Angeles, CA
3/14/2015 51 West - Phoenix, AZ
3/17/2015 Billiards Back Room - Abilene, TX
3/19/2015 The Double Wide - Dallas, TX
3/20/2015 The Blue Note - Oklahoma City, OK More...
Thrashened black metal unit Frosthelm has signed to Matt Hyde's Black Work (Alkemy Brothers) label and is set to release debut full length album, "The Endless Winter," on March 22nd.
Formed in 2009, Frostheml hails from the frozen plains of North Dakota, where the extreme weather and bleak environment has left a profound and distinct mark on the ouftit's sound. With two self-produced and released recordings under its belt, thee band recently joined forces with Matt Hyde's new label and is now set to unleash the darkest material to date via this first full-length.
Tracked at Clear Lake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, CA during July of 2014, "The Endless Winter" was produced and engineered by Eric Milos and Alec Schneider. Drum engineering was handled by Sir Robert Kramer at Mekoche Studios in Bismarck, ND. Mixing and mastering duties were helmed by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Skeletonwitch, Kreator). The track listing is:
1. Glacial Eon
2. Storm of Teeth
3. Forlorn Tides
4. Tomb of Sordid Ruin
5. Beneath Dead Horizons
6. Endless Winter
7. Hell Between Us
8. The Dragon
9. Silent and dark, the everlasting More...
Iron Reagan is streaming the entire "Spoiled Identity" EP which will be released February 14th 2015 via A389 Recordings. The EP comes with a screenprinted B-Side and two unreleased bonus tracks.
You can now stream the entire "Spoiled Identity" EP below.