Monthly Archives July 2013

SOULFLY – “Savages” Album Artwork Unveiled


Brazil’s SOULFLY has revealed the cover art for the band’s forthcoming studio effort, “Savages”, which is set for release on October 4th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The artwork (seen above) was created by artist Paul Stottler. Furthermore, mainman and metal legend, Max Cavalera, commented on the album:

“Recording ‘Savages’ was an amazing experience for me. I was so excited to work with Terry Date, whom I consider to be one of the best producers of all time. He has done some great records and we have been in contact for awhile since he mixed three Soulfly albums in the past. He came to see Soulfly whenever we played in Seattle, and we finally made it work that he would be the producer for ‘Savages.’

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DIAMOND PLATE – Streaming New Song Online


Chicago thrashers DIAMOND PLATE have teamed up with Decibel to unleash “Walking Backwards,” the first track off their new album, “Pulse,” due out August 20th via Century Media Records/Earache Records. For a preview of this upcoming release, “Walking Backwards” can be heard HERE.

Featuring artwork by Gustavo Sazes (Morbid Angel, Sepultura), “Pulse” is Diamond Plate’s second full-length album, and it was once again recorded with producer Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Nevermore) in the band’s hometown at Studio Chicago. The following press release was also issued about the album:

“While their critically acclaimed debut, Generation Why?, was a strategically orchestrated thrash attack, Pulse was written with an emphasis on creating songs from jamming...

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Two of the best new American death metal bands of the past decade have united in decay and will be steamrolling through a hefty chunk of the continental USA come August. The tour kicks off at the Millcreek Tavern in ghoulish gravediggers COFFIN DUST’s home turf of Philadelphia on July 25th, and will see the gruesome twosome sliming their way down South to eventually culminate at a hometown rager in death thrash maniacs ORGAN DONOR’s native Richmond, VA.

ORGAN DONOR (which features the terrifying talents of various members of Bastard Sapling, Volture, Parasytic, and Battlemaster) will be playing bloody choice cuts from their new demo and, if you’re lucky, a new song or two off their upcomingForcefield Records debut...

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BROKEN HOPE – Reveals New Album Artwork


BROKEN HOPE has unveiled the album cover artwork for their new, long-awaited album, OMEN of DISEASE. The cover painting was created by world-renowned horror-artist, Wes Benscoter (Slayer, Cattle Decapitation, Autopsy, Kreator, etc).

BROKEN HOPE’s Jeremy Wagner comments: “Wes Benscoter is one of my favorite artists, EVER. In my opinion, he’s right up there with Frank Frazetta, Michael Whelan, and Todd Schorr. Ever since Benscoter did our REPULSIVE CONCEPTION and LOATHING album covers, I?ve wanted to work with him again. I was beyond thrilled when Benscoter agreed to take on the OMEN of DISEASE project…and he nailed it! He’s captured the vile essence, putrid vibe, and apocalyptic, disease-laden horror of OMEN of DISEASE. Thank you for creating another masterpiece, Wes Benscoter...

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RED FANG – Book October Shows


RED FANG have a string of October shows booked with Helms Alee and on select dates, Dog Shredder and Gaythiest. Those shows can be found below. An October release is being mapped out by Relapse for Red Fang‘s new album “Whales And Leeches“.

With Dog Shredder:

10/09 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
10/10 West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour
10/11 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
10/12 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
10/13 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
10/14 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

With Gaythiest:

10/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/16 Boise, ID – Neurolux
10/17 Spokane, WA – The Center of Spokane
10/18 Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown

Source: The PRP

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TESTAMENT – Albums To Be Re-Issued On Vinyl


Two titles by Bay Area metal icons TESTAMENT — one of the most celebrated thrash bands of all time — will be released on vinyl on Sept. 24, soon before the group will tour North America alongside Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage, two groups whose music they have undoubtedly influenced.

The 2001 anthology “First Strike Still Deadly” features tracks from TESTAMENT’s iconic first two Megaforce/Atlantic albums (which have sold in excess of 500,000 copies combined), re-recorded with modern technology by the four-fifths of group’s original lineup. The album has never been available on vinyl until now. Approximately 400 copies will be issued on 180-gram black vinyl; a limited-edition, 180-gram clear vinyl mail-order exclusive (approx. 100 copies) will also be offered.

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MERCILESS TERROR – New Album Details


UK-based thrashers MERCILESS TERROR will release their full-length debut, “Vile Extinction,” on October 7th via Devil’s Clause Records. Formed in 2009, Merciless Devastation first hit the scene in 2011 with the critically acclaimed debut E.P “Perpetual Devastation” – which was mastered by James Murphy. Check out the track “Shattered Existence” following the album cover art and tour dates if not acquainted with the band.

The upcoming debut album comes on the heels of last year’s self-released EP, “Eternal Decay,” and sees the band overcome a series of obstacles in the form of lineup changes. Earlier this year, Michael Brush (ex-Hellbastard) stepped in to take over drum duties and original guitarist David Siddons took his leave and was recently replaced by shredder Luke Tasker...

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KATATONIA – New Tour Dates


KATATONIA and Cult Of Luna will headline a fall tour with support from Intronaut and TesseracT. The following dates have been announced:

9/23 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
9/24 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
9/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
9/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s
9/27 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
9/28 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
9/30 West Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/1 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
10/2 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
10/4 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
10/6 Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey
10/7 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

Source: Lambgoat

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CATTLE DECAPITATION – Release New Music Video


CATTLE DECAPITATION has launched a brand new video for “Your Disposal” from their most recent album, Monolith of Inhumanity. The band worked with Mitch Massie once again to create an irreverent, grotesque piece of cinematic artistry.

Notes CATTLE DECAPITATION’s Travis Ryan: “Director Mitch Massie has presented us all with a bizarre retelling of the story of Adam and Eve using themes from our latest album Monolith of Inhumanity...

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MANOWAR – To Re-Record “Kings Of Metal” Album


MANOWAR’s Kings Of Metal album, a milestone in metal history, was first released on November 18, 1988.

Already a significant force with international success since their debut album Battle Hymns, this release and the following 1989 Kings Of Metal world tour catapulted Manowar to a new sphere. Songs like Heart Of Steel, Kings Of Metal, Hail And Kill and Blood Of The Kings became instant anthems and remain among the most demanded songs in concerts, celebrated not only by Manowar fans.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Kings Of Metal, Manowar are currently in the studio, recording a brand new special version of the album: Kings Of Metal 2014.

“The new rendition will honor the original as it’s inspiration, but with additional energy, fully utilizing the power of today’s technolog...

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