Monthly Archives May 2014

PHILIP H. ANSELMO – Issues Comment To Internet ‘Haters’


Former PANTERA vocalist Philip H. Anselmo is seemingly on the defensive since his recent peformance with Zakk Wylde and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY in NYC on May 10th due to Phil’s voice being ‘blown out’ when trying to sing the old classic CFH tunes. He has now visited the online comment section for the live video from that performance and added this comment under Housecore Records account:

“Dear lovers and haters! I adore you all, and I must admit
one thing here and now: my voice WAS FRIED!!! Too many reasons
to list here, but I did the Down set, waited an hour, drinking
and smoking reasonably (hahaha!), and basically, I sucked…
I admit it completely– you are correct!
Go back and listen to the last MM4 or 5 (?) a year ago…
When I put my damn mind to it and commit, I can nail all ...

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DESTROYER OF LIGHT – Announces Summer U.S. Tour Dates


Austin-based doom band DESTROYER OF LIGHT has announced a U.S. tour spanning from Texas to the West Coast in June.

Dates are as follows (TBA dates to be updated next week):

June 13th – Austin, Tx @ Holy Mountain

June 14th – Midland, TX @ VFW Hall

June 15th – Las Cruces, NM @ The Trainyard

June 16th – Albuquerque, NM @ TBA

June 17th – Tuscon, AZ @ The Rock

June 18th – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room

June 19th – Spring Valley, CA @ The Bancroft

June 20th – LA @ TBA

June 21st – San Bernadino, CA – Black Flame Collective

June 22nd – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern

June 23rd – Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Mile High Club

June 24th – Fresno, CA @ TBA

June 25th – Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyanne Saloon

June 26th – SLC @ The Shred Shed

June 27th – Colorado Springs, CO @ TBA

June 28th – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive


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PILLORY – New Track Posted Online


Boston technical death metal tacticians, PILLORY, sever spinal cords with the mutinous marvels of “Mass Enmity,” now streaming courtesy of the cranium crushers at No Clean Singing.

The torrid tune comes via the band’s sophomore full-length, Evolutionary Miscarriage, set for release via Unique Leader Records.The follow-up to the pile driving, No Life Guard At The Gene Pool, released in 2005, Evolutionary Miscarriage finds PILLORY expanding upon their signature intricacies. Written, recorded and produced by founding drummer Darren Cesca (Arsis, Burn in Silence, Goratory et al) at his newly-launched House Of Grind Studios in Connecticut during 2013, Evolutionary Miscarriage is centered thematically around the de-evolution of mankind...

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THE SKULL – Enter The Studio


THE SKULL – the heavy doom-rock band featuring original Trouble members vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson, alongside longtime former Trouble bassist Ron Holzner and guitarists Lothar Keller (Divinity Compromised) and Matt Goldsborough (Pentagram) – recently entered the studio in Chicago, Illinois to begin recording their debut album for an autumn 2014 release.

The band has posted the following daily updates on their Facebook page:

May 28 – “The eagles have landed safely in Chicago just now with Jeff Olson from Kennebunk, Maine and Matt Goldsborough from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The crew is now all together and ready to start day one in the recording studio for the debut record to be released this autumn via Tee Pee Records!”

May 29 – “Got some good jams ...

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HAVOK – Release New Music Video


HAVOK have premiered a new video for “Chasing The Edge” taken from the band’s third full-length album on Candlelight Records, “Unnatural Selection.” Watch HERE.

Produced by guitarist David Sanchez, mixed by Terry Date, and mastered by James Murphy, the album features original artwork from Polish illustrator Rafal Wechterowicz. David Sanchez comments on the new video:

“In case you couldn’t tell by the video, ‘Chasing the Edge’ is about space exploration. This song is dedicated to Nicolaus Copernicus and his groundbreaking idea that sparked the modern scientific revolution...

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SUFFOKATE – Streaming New Track


SUFFOKATE has released a new song entitled “The Impostor,” which can be heard HERE.

The song features the band’s new line-up of Lars Diaz (drums), John Oliva (vocals), Ivan Munguia (bass), Jason Graff (guitar), and Miguel Esparza (guitar).

Suffokate will return to the road in July on the “Murder Without Motive Tour” alongside Abiotic, Aegaeon, and As They Sleep. Dates for the tour are as follows:

7/3 Houston, TX – Walters
7/4 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
7/5 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
7/6 Dallas – Tomcats West
7/7 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
7/8 Chicago, IL – Bada Brew
7/9 Milwaukee, WI – The Metal Grill
7/10 Burnsville, MN – The Garage
7/11 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
7/12 Denver, CO – The Rock House
7/13 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
7/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock

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CROWBAR – Streaming New Music Video


CROWBAR has just released the official video for its new single “Walk with Knowledge Wisely,” which is streaming online HERE. The track comes from its new Century Media release “Symmetry in Black.”

The band will be having an official CD release party tonight at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, which is also a XXV anniversary celebration for Crowbar.

Source: metalunderground

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GOATWHORE – Unleash New Song Online


GOATWHORE have unleashed the first taste of their forthcoming new full-length, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, with the seventh track, “FBS.”

Captured at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with audio magus, Erik Rutan at the helm, the deafening serenades of Constricting Rage Of The Merciless serves as the band’s first studio effort to be tracked to two-inch tape. A more challenging approach that demands performance over pro-tooled perfection and leaving little room for error, the ten-track, 37-minute offering marks GOATWHORE’s most well-executed, sonically devastating manifestation to date, its warm, organic production harnessing the thick, monolithic, recklessly war-ready tone and energy of their live performance in a way previous recordings have not.

“If we went ...

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DESECRATION – Premiere New Music Video


UK death metallers DESECRATION have unveiled their new music video “Coffin Smasher”, taken from their forthcoming new album, Cemetery Sickness, due out on June 26th via Metal Age Productions. Watch HERE.

The band talk about the track: “We’ve thought about doing videos for songs in the past” stated the band. “We’ve sat down with people to bounce ideas across for storylines etc. but they’ve never amounted to anything. This time we knew it had to happen with everything being online these days. So we collared Adam Edgerley (drummer Mic and Cemetery Sickness producer Joe Thompsons partners at Sonic Forge). We knew Adam would do a fantastic job, and also remain patient while we threw more and more challenging ideas at him. Fair play, we couldn’t be happier with how it came out...

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ACE FREHLEY – New Song Premiere


Former KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY has released the first single from his upcoming “Space Invader” album. “Gimme A Feelin'” is now available on iTunes. You can stream the song HERE (courtesy of

“Space Invader”, Ace’s first new solo album in five years, will be released on June 24 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music). The CD, which will be made available in Europe on July 7 through SPV/Steamhammer, will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s “The Joker”. This album is the first release under Frehley’s new universal deal on eOne Music.

Source: Blabbermouth

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