Monthly Archives April 2014

TMD’s Battle Of Unsigned Groove Metal Bands: Winner Announced!


Den Headz, it’s time to learn who the winner is of TMD’s Battle of “Unsigned” GROOVE METAL BANDS online contest in 2014. Down below you can review the overall scoring for the Top 5 bands. Scoring was conducted by our panel of three judges and is based on the band’s studio recording and live video performance. Special thanks to contest sponsor: THE METAL DEN RECORDS!

The winner with an overall score of 140 points is:

MECHANIGOD (Tel Aviv, Israel)


Runner Ups:

2nd – TOY CALLED GOD (136 points)
3rd – KINETIK (129 points)
4th – CRYPTIC ABYSS (120 points)
5th – KOROTORY (110 points)

Prizes: 1st place wins a 1 year label representation deal with THE METAL DEN RECORDS ($3,000 value).

1st runner up (2nd) gets 1 month free “unlimited” p...

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BOLT THROWER – European Tour Dates Announced


U.K. death metal act BOLT THROWER announced a European tour for this fall, dubbed the “Overtures of War.” Tickets will go on sale soon, check the venues for more info. The band is still working on support acts, so expect more details to follow.

The band commented on the tour: “As previously stated by the band: “We’re chuffed to announce we’ll be returning to some of our favourite European venues in the Autumn. We’re especially looking forward to playing some German club shows again, something we haven’t done for 8 years now…”

Confirmed dates are as follows:

18/09/14 SE – Stockholm – Close Up Båten
20/09/14 NL – Rotterdam – Baroeg Open Air
21/09/14 DE – Bremen – Schlachthof
22/09/14 DE – Essen – Turock
23/09/14 DE – Berlin – SO36
24/09/14 CZ – Prague – Roxy

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MARTYR’S TONGUE – Post New Track Online


A pummeling new track from San Juan, Puerto Rico-based MARTYR’S TONGUE is now available.

Laying down a landslide of pandemonium as corrosive as it is pulverizing, MARTYR’S TONGUE unloads a brand of metallic mayhem born of the dark lords of Cleveland, Ringworm and Integrity, jacked-up on noise, grime and electronic elements, putting them in the race with Rot In Hell, Full of Hell, Blind To Faith and the like. With several demos, splits and EPs released since 2010, the self-proclaimed “five audio terrorists preaching world genocide through sonic warfare” have created their most brutal material yet on the impending split 7″ with Pennsylvania-based Benchpress...

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IN FLAMES – Announces European Tour Dates


IN FLAMES have booked a tour of Europe in late-September. Here are the confirmed dates:

9/27 Krakow, Poland @ Studio Club
9/28 Budapest, Hungary @ Barba Negra
9/29 Prague, Czech Republic @ The Roxy
9/30 Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit
10/02 Milano, Italy @ Live Club
10/03 Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex
10/04 Lausanne, Switzerland @ Les Docks
10/07 Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
10/08 Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Razzamatazz
10/09 Zaragoza, Spain @ Interpenas Last Festival
10/10 Cenon, France @ Le Rocher de Palmer
10/11 Clermont Ferrand, France @ Le Cooperative de Mai
10/12 Paris, France @ Le Bataclan
10/14 Alsace, France @ La Laiterie
10/15 Brussels, Belgium @ Ab Hall
10/16 Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
10/17 Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
10/18 London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
10/20 Tilburg, Netherl...

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PENTAGRAM – Three Texas Shows Announced


Doom legends, PENTAGRAM, will be performing select shows in Texas this July. The band will be appearing in Houston on July 3rd at Fitzgerald’s, July 4th in Austin at The Mohawk, and Dallas on July 5th at The Gas Monkey.

In other news, premium subscription channel Showtime just is airing the Bobby Liebling documentary Last Days Here. Showings can be found at this location.

Pentagram’s most recent album, Last Rites, was released via Metal Blade Records on April 14th, 2011 and their first ever official DVD (also out on Metal Blade), When The Screams Come, on August 30th, 2011.

Source: BW&BK

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ULCERATE – Vermis North America MMXIV Tour Begins This Week


The members of Auckland, New Zealand’s demoralizing trio, ULCERATE, are currently headed stateside, as their return to North America embarks this week with the Vermis North America MMXIV tour, beginning this Thursday, May 1st.

Sponsored by Metal Injection, Vermis North America MMXIV will be ULCERATE’s first return to the continent since their mini-tour in 2012, culminated with their memorably punishing set at Maryland Deathfest that year. This time touring in support of their fourth LP, Vermis, ULCERATE will inundate the populous with their incredibly destructive, dynamic style of supremely cutting edge death metal imaginable for nineteen days and nights on the new trek, which will include the band’s first shows on the West Coast...

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LIONS OF TSAVO – Remaining Spring Tour Dates


Following the release of their Traverser LP via Toxic Assets in November, Austin’s caustic sludge metal trio, LIONS OF TSAVO, continue to tour the American landscape in support of the album. The band is currently embarked on their latest trek with another five cities still in its path, including Atlanta this evening, April 28th, and Birmingham, Jackson, Shreveport and Dallas next to get slammed this week LIONS OF TSAVO plow homeward.

LIONS OF TSAVO Spring Tour [remaining dates]:

4/28/2014 529 Bar – Atlanta, GA

4/29/2014 The Forge – Birmingham, AL

4/30/2014 TBA – Jackson, MS

5/01/2014 Fatty Arbuckle’s – Shreveport, LA

5/02/2014 Chichen Itza – Dallas, TX

After a long absence between releases, LIONS OF TSAVO returned with their long and winding third full-length manifesto, Traverser...

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ARCH ENEMY – Premiere New Track Online


ARCH ENEMY have released the second single from their upcoming 9th full-length, War Eternal, due out worldwide via Century Media Records (Trooper Entertainment in Japan) on June 9th in Europe and June 10th in North America. To watch this new lyric video for “As The Pages Burn”, go HERE.

Chief song-writer and band leader Michael Amott comments: “‘As The Pages Burn’ almost goes back to the style of writing that I had in the late 90’s. It’s very old school Arch Enemy with an almost SLAYER-vibe in the intro/verse and a huge melodic chorus. A bit like ‘The Immortal’ and other AE classics of that time. The middle section is very classical music inspired – a twin guitar part that is a lot fun to play. Alissa wrote the lyrics for the song...

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ARTILLERY – Summer European Tour With ONSLAUGHT


Danish masters of the riff, ARTILLERY, have announced a summer tour in support of UK Thrashers ONSLAUGHT. Artillery’s latest album, “Legions,” was released on November 26, 2013 via Metal Blade Records and is available now! Listen to “Chill My Bones (Burn My Flesh)” and watch the video for “Legions” at

Artillery comments: “Artillery is very anxious to hit the road with Onslaught and Hatriot, to support the overwhelming reception of Legions. We can’t wait to play some of the new songs together with some of the old classics. Looking forward to meet the best and most dedicated melodic thrashers out there!”

Artillery was formed in Copenhagen in 1982, and released their debut album “Fear of Tomorrow” in 1985 and the follow-up, “Terror Squad,” in ...

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THE METAL DEN – Order TMD’s Official 2014 T-Shirt!


Are you ready to rock the HOTTEST logo in all of METAL out at shows? TMD’s official 2014 T-shirt is now available! (LIMITED STOCK!!!)

Order for regular sizes (S, M, L) HERE: $29.95 (N. America Only!!)


Extra large size orders HERE: $34.95 (N. America Only!!)

(Any International orders please contact TMD directly at : and you will be provided a quote with shipping cost for your order!!)


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