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Last updated on April 20, 2014 at 8:43 PM ET
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With the release of their long-awaited debut full-length less than two weeks away, UK brutal death metal unit Twitch Of The Death Nerve is offering a sample of the violence to come when the beast finally emerges.
Teaming with GunShyAssassin.com, Comatose Music and Twitch Of The Death Nerve, the exclusive world premiere of "The Repercussions of Fetus Consumption" off of "A New Code of Morality" has been unveiled at this location. The album is due out on April 29th via Comatose Music.
Shadow Kingdom Records has announced the upcoming release of a CD's worth of demo and rehearsal material from obscure 80's death metal group Terminal Death on July 8th. A vinyl LP version will also be released in tandem with Hells Headbangers Records.
Based on the material, the Chicago band should have gotten high praise across the globe, but fell through the cracks without a proper record label deal. In addition to the remastered material, a nicely assembled CD booklet includes a detailed interview by Laurent of Snakepit Magazine.
Shadow Kingdom Records owner Tim McGrogan shared these words about the release:
"When you talk about the earliest death metal bands, we think of Sepultura, Death, Possessed (all stemming from VENOM) right off the top, but there were a few ripping bands that quickly fell into obscurity and Terminal Death is one of those bands. This is not just an obscure band; they could have been a HUGE death metal band if they were signed to the right label back then.
They certainly had all of the talent of the aforementioned bands. Their 1985 demo tape screams with energy and intensity! This collection is another snapshot of that amazing early Slayer-esque death metal. Co-founder Shaun Glass, whom also co-founded Sindrome, later joined the more well-known classic death metal band Broken Hope in the early 1990's.
Shadow Kingdom Records also teamed up with Hells Headbangers Records to release this lost gem as a Double LP. If you're into vinyl, keep your eyes peeled for it will be a glorified presentation."
Stream four select tracks from "Terminal Death" below.
Bulgarian death metal vets Enthrallment have released the official music video for "Mummified Ante Mortem," off the band's newest album "The Voice of Human Perversity." The video is now playing below.
PureGrainAudio.com is currently offering a download of album track "Tool of Suicide." The MP3 is still available free of charge at this location.
Philadelphia hard rockers MACH22 and All About The Rock have joined forces for the exclusive worldwide premiere of "Backslider" off the band's forthcoming debut album, "Sweet Talk Intervention." Head over to this site to listen to the track.
MACH22 will be appearing at the highly acclaimed Rocklahoma festival, which will be held May 23rd - 25th in Pryor, Okla,. For more info, visit the Rocklahoma site.
New Jersey thrash 'n' rollers Hammer Fight will hit the road next month for the "Chug of Tour Vol. 3" in support of their newest release, "Chug of War." The tour kicks off on May 16th in Asbury Park, NJ and will keep the band on the road until early June. Dates are as follows:
May 16 The Saint Asbury Park, NJ
May 17 Jabberjaws Bethlehem, PA
May 18 Hook Up Virginia Beach, VA
May 19 Springwater Nashville, TN
May 20 Mud & Water Baton Rouge, LA
May 21 Bonds 007 San Antonio, TX
May 22 Lost Well Austin, TX
May 23 Bar Hysteria Juarez, Mexico
May 24 Rock Bar INC. Scottsdale, AZ
May 25 TBA San Diego, CA
May 26 Down and Out Los Angeles, CA
May 27 Colonial Cafe Sacramento, CA
May 28 Ground Zero Reno, NV
May 29 TBA Salt Lake City, UT
May 30 TBA Denver, CO
May 31 House Show Lincoln, NE
Jun 01 Cobra Lounge Chicago, IL
Jun 02 TBA Cleveland, OH
Jun 03 Bug Jar Rochester, NY
Jun 04 Dusk w/ Sexcrement Providence, RI
Jun 05 Blackthorn 51 w/ Sexcrement Elmhurst, NY
Jun 06 South Shore Music Hall w/ Sexcrement Quincy, MA
Jun 07 The BoneYard w/ Sexcrement Atlantic City, NJ
Extreme metallers The Agonist have announced a series of UK and European summer festival and club show dates. This will be the first tour with the band's new singer Vicky Psarakis. The tour kicks off on August 8th in Vienna. Dates are as follows:
05.08 - Vienna (Aus) "Viper Room"
06.08 - Jaromer (Cze) "Brutal Assault"
07.08 - Gaevle (Swe) "Getaway Rock"
08.08 - Frankfurt-Am-Main (Ger) "Elfer Club"
09.08 - Tilburg (Hol) "Little Devil"
10.08 - London (UK) "The Underworld"
11.08 - Reading (UK) "The FaceBar"
12.08 - Wolverhampton (UK) "The Robin"
14.08 - Gardelegen (Ger) "Metal Frenzy"
15.08 - Dinkelsbuehl (Ger) "SummerBreeze"
16.08 - Rasnov (Rom) "Rockstadt Extreme"
The band's new single, "Disconnect Me," is scheduled for release on April 28th and will be available on iTunes.
U.S. Occult Heavy Metallers Vestal Claret and Cruz Del Sur Music have made the the title track off the band's upcoming release, "The Cult of Vestal Claret," available as a free download. Snag your free MP3 of the song at the link below.
Subscription to Cruz Del Sur Music's e-news letter is required. Download "The Cult of Vestal Claret" at this location, or listen to it below in the player.
Hexa Mera has released a new music video for "The System Has Failed," which was directed by Miwako Van Weyenberg and can be seen below.
"The System Has Failed" was recorded at Empyrean Studio and mixed and mastered by Ace Zec at OceanSide Studio.
Iodine has released a new music video featuring live footage for "The Seer," which can be seen below.
"The Seer" is taken off Iodine's new EP "Izabel," and the clip was recorded and edited by VERTICALvideo on March 29th. A teaser trailer for the "Izabel" EP is also available over at this location.
Hungarian outfit Words of Blood has released a new music video for "Hazugság Kertje," which comes off the "Ingyen Isten" album. Check it out below. The full "Ingyen Isten" track listing is as follows:
2. Ingyen Isten
3. Egyszer Fent, Egyszer Lent
4. Szeptember 11
7. Egy életed Van
9. Ha Neked Ez Kell
10. Hazugság Kertje
Peruvian metal fusion outfit Flor de Loto will soon be releasing the band's 6th album, “Nuevo Mesias,” with the Mexican Record label Azafran Media in a special double edition as a digipack CD + DVD. You can hear a song from the album below, and find more info on Flor de Loto over at Facebook here.
Estonian outfit Abandoned Elysium will release a new album on May 1st, 2014 and today the band has uploaded a teaser trailer. Check it out below, and the track listing will be as follows:
1. The Rubik's Cube
4. Broken Ropes, Lost Endings
5. Choosing The Right Path (ft. Tanel Laidna)
8. Blindness Revealing Sickness
10. Dark Hallways, Open Skies
11. False Eden
12. Sleeping At The Gates Of Heavens Hell
13. The Journalist
Warthrone, Virginia's extreme black/death metal entity formed by Erik Sayenga (ex-Dying Fetus, Witch-hunt) Richard Johnson (ex-Witch hunt, Sanguinary and Laceration) and Kristel (ex-Witch-hunt) has inked a licensing deal for the brand new album "Venomassacre" through Lost Apparitions Records (Luray, Virginia).
This special re-release will include a crushing remastered version of the 2005 debut EP "Ghoststorm Eulogy" as bonus tracks and is tentatively scheduled for release late May/early June 2014.
You can also hear the band's music over at the official Warthrone website here. The "Venomassacre" track listing is:
1. Violation of the Ethereal Realm
2. Human Hellebore
3. Creation Illusion
5. Self-Induced Reckoning
6. Spirit Injection
7. Infinite Acromatic Iconoclast
8. Fate of the Spineless
Phoenix, Arizona based death / black Metal band The Lustmord has set May 3rd, 2014 as the release date for a new EP entitled "Trapped in Purgatory."
Containing six tracks in all "Trapped in Purgatory" will be released through Lustmord Entertainment via Universal Music Group. Physical copies will be made available for the first time at the band's CD release show on May 3rd at the Wild Wild Festival in Silverado, California & then from the website here. The EP is now available on all major digital download sites for those who can not wait for the physical release.
All the tracks that appear on "Trapped in Purgatory" were recorded mixed and mastered by Michael Beck / Soundvision Studios in Tempe, Arizona except for "Shadows Of The Sun," which was recorded at Cosmic Soup Recordings in Glendale, Arizona with Michael Beck handling the mixing. All tracks were produced by Anthony Lustmord, Daniel Beck, Rock Rollain and Michael Beck.
This marks the first release since the band made the slight tweak to its name by adding the word "THE" to the title. Founding member Anthony Lustmord had this to say about the name change:
"There are a lot of bands out there using lustmord, so being that we are the most active and most important act using the name, we wanted people to know that those other bands may be a lustmord band, but we are THE Lustmord band to care about." More...
Within The Ruins has checked in with the following announcement about missing a festival appearance today due to vocalist Tim Goergen being hospitalized:
"Yesterday morning Tim checked into a hospital here in Western Mass for a second time since our tour began four days ago.
"We will unfortunately not be performing at today's Eat Your Heart Out Fest, as we are waiting for clarity on Tim's condition and release. Tim informed us a few weeks before leaving for tour that he was experiencing chest and stomach pains.
"After his first doctor visit he was advised to "take it easy" if he did do the tour. At this point all we know is that he is experiencing heart/liver complications, will not be released today, but is stable."
Within The Ruins has also been working on the follow-up to "Elite" with Jason Seucof, with further details forthcoming.
Looking through the Sunday Old School archives, it seems there hasn't been too many articles featuring a mainly Latino band, with the exception of such Brazilian bands as Sepultura, Ratos de Parão and Sarcófago. So this week, Sunday Old School will be examining one of the most prominent, extreme and overall, best bands to have ever formed in Mexico, Brujeria. Brujeria was formed in 1989 at a party in Tijuana by Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares and featured such well known names as Dead Kennedys frontman, Jello Biafra, Faith No More bassist, Billy Gould and DJ Pat Hoed, along with vocalist Juan Brujo. Because several members were in other high profile bands, it was decided that they would adopt pseudonyms and wear disguises to hide their true identity, with the story being given that they were drug lords on the run from the FBI. They recorded their first single, "¡Demoniaco!" the same year and released it in 1990 through Nemesis Records. Owing to their busy schedules, it would be another two years before their next single, "Machetazos" hit the shelves, this time being released through Biafra's, Alternative Tentacles Records. It was around this time that Biafra also left the group and new members Pinche Peach and Raymond Herrera, also of Fear Factory, was brought in, which saw Pat Hoed move from drums to backing vocals.
Soon after the second single's release, the band signed a record deal with Roadrunner and brought in Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury on guitar. Their debut album, "Matando Güeros" generated much controversy due to the graphic front cover, which consisted of a photograph featuring a decapitated and disfigured head, which the band adopted as their logo, naming it "Coco Loco." The album's lyrics were also a subject of protest, with some people taking offense at their anti-Christian stance, as well as talk of sex, drugs and border crossing, not to mention the record's title. As is often the case however, the controversy only served to increase the profile of the band and shift a few more copies. The music itself was met with a mixed reaction from critics, but very positive ones from death metal and grindcore fans, remaining an extreme favourite to this day. More...