Monthly Archives February 2014



Detroit metal squad, BATTLECROSS, who just returned home from a successful debut stomp through Europe with Killswitch Engage, Trivium, and Miss May I, will return to the stage this weekend on a US tour featuring Protest The Hero, The Safety Fire, Intervals, and Night Verses. Set to embark tomorrow in Buffalo, the tour will wind its way through nearly three dozen cities, wrapping up in Amityville on April 6th. From there the band will level Worcester, Massachusetts at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival before joining Killswitch Engage and Trivium for another short run of live takeovers

Comments the band: “We just had an amazing run with Killswitch Engage and Trivium in Europe and we’re stoked to be with them yet again in the US! We’re going to have a blast with our fans and hope...

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FOSSILS – Streaming “Flesh Hammer” Album Online


Denmark’s off-the-chain drums/bass duo, FOSSILS, is ready to unleash their meaty sophomore LP, Flesh Hammer, this coming Monday, March 3rd.

FOSSILS’ succinctly pulverizing Flesh Hammer is packed with ten precise, noisy, no-bullshit pieces of instrumental noise rock in twenty minutes, produced by Danish sound-enigma Q (Beta Satan, Entombed). The past several weeks saw FOSSILS careening on a rambunctious pre-release propaganda campaign which included virtually giving the entire album as in-studio videos one-by-one, as well as the release of a video filmed in an abandoned factory in Philadelphia after midnight where the band and album names were laser-etched onto a slab of beef jerky...

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CROWBAR – New Album Details


CROWBAR will release their new album, “Symmetry In Black”, in North America on May 27 via Entertainment One Music. The CD, which will be made available in Europe on May 26 through Century Media Records, was produced by CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein and Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA).

Comments Windstein: “We are so proud and excited about what we have accomplished with this record! The focus, determination and attitude in the band is at an all-time high.

“We are 100% ready to get this juggernaut rolling and never touch the breaks again.

“CROWBAR will not be stopped!”

The release of “Symmetry In Black” will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the CROWBAR’s inception. Windstein continues: “CROWBAR is my heart and soul...

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UNEARTH – New Tour Dates Confirmed


UNEARTH has lined up a handful of North American tour dates, most of which will also feature Winds of Plague and Texas In July. Here’s the schedule:

4/11 Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock Cafe Le Stage (Unearth only)
4/12 Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Woodstock
4/13 Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan
4/14 Quebec City, QC @ Salle Multi Du Complexe
4/15 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
4/16 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/17 Detroit, MI @ The Pike Room (no TIJ)
4/18 Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry (no TIJ)
4/19 Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest (Unearth only)

Source: Lambgoat

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DOWN – New EP Artwork, Release Date And Tracklisting Revealed


Here is the official word from DOWN:

The new EP is finished and set for release. It will simply be called “Down IV – Part Two” and will be released on May 13, 2014. It was tracked at Nodferatu’s Lair (Philip’s home studio) — and produced by Michael Thompson. View the cover above.

…..and here are the song titles:

01. Steeple
02. We Knew Him Well
03. Hogshead/Dogshead
04. Conjure
05. Sufferer’s Years
06. Bacchanalia

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SCHAMMASCH – Signs With Prosthetic Records


Swiss black metal act SCHAMMASC has released a teaser clip for the upcoming double album “Contradiction.” The album drops via Prosthetic Records on April 28th (EU) and May 2nd (Germany).

The label commented: “Very excited to announce the worldwide signing of Switzerland’s Schammasch. Their monolithic Prosthetic debut opus “Contradiction” is coming soon. Probably the most important extreme metal record you’ll hear all year.”

More information on that album is expected soon. Check out the teaser clip HERE.

Source: metalunderground

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WHITECHAPEL – New Album Details


Returning with the fifth full-length of their decimating career, there is no stopping the juggernaut that is WHITECHAPEL. Our Endless War is the culmination of everything the Knoxville, Tennessee sextet have worked toward since their inception. A ruthlessly honed album that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is also by far their most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release, pushing every aspect of their sound to the next level.

Our Endless War will be released April 29th in North America via Metal Blade Records. Today WHITECHAPEL have revealed the album artwork track listing and have released the first single from the new album. Listen to the first offering from Our Endless War and pre-order the album, in exclusive bundle packages at http://www.metalblade...

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BLOODTRUTH – Joins Unique Leader Records


Italian death metal troupe, BLOODTRUTH, is pleased to join Unique Leader Records’ expanding realm of extreme.

Initially forged in 2009 as the side project of Fleshgod Apocalypse members Francesco Paoli and Paolo Rossi, and now featuring the updated lineup of vocalist Luigi Valenti, guitarist Stefano Rossi Ciucci, bassist Riccardo Rogari and drummer Giacomo Torti, BLOODTRUTH heave forth a sonic fire ball of speed, brutality and unadulterated hate. Fusing the cryptic atmosphere of early ’90s death metal, evocative Gregorian chant representing the band’s homeland and history and methodical technicality, BLOODTRUTH are ceaseless in their ear-lacerating capabilities.

Following the release of a two-track promo in 2012, the band joined Unique Leader for the release of their debut full-lengt...

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CRADLE OF FILTH – To Release ‘Total Fucking Darkness’ Demo On Vinyl


After more than two decades, Total Fucking Darkness, the infamous third demo from notorious UK extreme metal magicians, CRADLE OF FILTH, will be unleashed on gatefold double LP and digipak CD via Mordgrimm this Spring.

The undertaking was helmed by vocalist Dani Filth, former guitarist Paul Ryan (currently of The King Is Blind) and Cacophonous Records founder Frater Nihil, who first signed CRADLE OF FILTH, in an effort to bring fans old and new a remastered version of the demo along with material that had been sitting in the vaults for twenty years.

Given new life at Turan Studio in Oxford with the aid of engineer Tim Turan (who has worked on everything from Emperor to Thin Lizzy), Total Fucking Darkness commences with “Spattered In Faeces,” the only surviving track from the now myth...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE – Add More Dates To The Final Tour


MÖTLEY CRÜE have added more dates to their upcoming tour appropriately dubbed The Final Tour. Check out the band’s complete itinerary below.

Mötley Crüe announced The Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement, solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles on January 28th.

With over 80 million albums sold, Mötley Crüe has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 Mötley Crüe branded items, sold in over 30 countries. Mötley Crüe has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different. Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart-topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production.


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