Monthly Archives January 2015



Den Headz, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, COC (“Blind” era,) along with TesseracT, As Blood Runs Black and more have now been added to the 2015 ‘Texas Independence Fest‘. The daily lineups for that fest can be found below with it all scheduled to go down at the Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin, TX from April 10th-12th.

Friday, April 10th:

Between The Buried And Me
Against The Archaic
The Atlas Moth
Darkness Divided
Memories In Broken Glass
Silence The Messenger
Verse Nova

Source: The PRP

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METAL MANIACS MAGAZINE – Co-Founder Katherine Ludwig Passes Away


Katherine Ludwig, founding editor of Metal Maniacs magazine, passed away yesterday (Friday, January 30). Ludwig was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma this past summer. Her battle with the illness was documented in part via her Facebook page.

Co-founded by Ludwig in 1989, Metal Maniacs’ final issue was released in February 2009.

She reportedly leaves behind a son.

TMD sends out condolences to Katherine’s family, friends and fans.

Source: Lambgoat

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TRAUMA – New Album Details


San Francisco traditional/speed metal act TRAUMA have detailed the upcoming new release “Rapture and Wrath,” the band’s first album in thirty one years. The sophomore effort and follow up to the 1984 debut “Scratch and Scream” is set to drop on February 27th via Pure Steel Records.

It’s all there: the powerful and charismatic high-pitched vocals of Donny Hillier, which can be described as a cross between Geoff Tate and Bruce Dickinson, the hard rockin’ guitars and many exciting melodic passages. This album has everything you need, satisfaction guaranteed! On “Rapture And Wrath,” groove, anthemic melodies and catchy hook lines go hand in hand. Combine that with a clean, crisp production and you got yourself a hell of a good time.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Heart Of Stone

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HIRAX – Release Music Video And Confirm New Shows


Legendary thrashers HIRAX have released a new video for the song “Hellion Rising” from their latest album “Immortal Legacy”.

You can see the music video HERE. HIRAX vocalist Katon W. De Pena comments on the making of their new music video for “Hellion Rising” from the album “Immortal Legacy”:

“The new HIRAX video “Hellion Rising” is a visual thrash metal experience. We filmed on location in the historic Battery Bunkers built in 1942 hidden in the hills of San Pedro, California. This is our second video directed and produced by Donovan Vim Crony. The scenery is the perfect backdrop for HIRAX’s brand of intense thrash metal. No green scenes, fake production or props were used in the making of this high definition video / film...

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INANIMATE EXISTENCE – U.S. Tour Dates Announced


California technical death metal faction, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, will bring their methodical audio alchemy to the stage next month on an eighteen-date live excursion.

Brought to you by ADHD Entertainment and ADHD Tours, The Enter Into Atonement Tour 2015 is slated to inaugurate on February 26th in Stockton, California and will trounce venues throughout California as well as Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada, with the tour drawing to completion on March 15th in Sacramento. Support will be provided by labelmates and fellow technical death architects, Wrvth (Wrath Of Vesuvius) and follows INANIMATE EXISTENCE’s year-end stomp supporting Cannabis Corpse.

2/26/2015 The 207 – Stockton, CA
2/27/2015 EPEK Print Shop – Salinas, CA

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CREMATORY – Premiere New Music Video


CREMATORY will take a break from all their live-activities in 2015, to focus a 100% on the new album and it’s recording. All planed shows for 2015 had to be postponed to 2016, as in addition two of the band-members are realigning in business-matters.

But CREMATORY won’t laze around, they started writing new songs in January and will enter the studio from the mid of May till the end of June for the new album, which will be released early 2016 right in time for their 25th anniversary. The successor of the high-flying Chart-Album “Antiserum” will include some surprises and will leave the fans more than happy!

CREMATORY just released their third video from the latest album “Antiserum”: “Virus”! It was recorded at the legendary Wacken Open Air in 2014! Watch HERE.

Source: The Gauntlet


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WOVENWAR – Premiere New Music Video


WOVENWAR (As I Lay Dying, Oh Sleeper) has premiered their new music video for “Death To Rights” online. The clip was directed by Josh Knoff. Watch HERE.

Phil Sgrosso (guitars) states: “Here is our new music video for our song, ‘Death To Rights’. The clip is mainly performance based and incorporates manipulated imagery relating to our album art. We are stoked to share it with you all. See you soon.”

Source: Lambgoat

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TAKEN BY THE SUN – Debut Full Length Details


Chicago progressive post metal doom/gaze collective, TAKEN BY THE SUN, will release their debut full-length next month. Tracked almost exclusively live at Electrical Audio (with “Confessions Of An Opium Eater” recorded at Studio 54 Music Zone), engineered by Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Yob etc.) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room, all in Chicago, Taken By The Sun is monolithic in its delivery boasting a sprawling, eight-track, forty-two minute sound expedition. Multilayered, nuanced, gristly and meticulous arranged, thick gnarled riffs coil around gravel-throated voice incursions, the planet rumbles, tracks heave like the sky is breaking...

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BLACK SABBATH – Geezer Butler Arrested For Bar Fight


Den Headz, according to, legendary BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler recently got busted for a bar fight, and spent a night in jail.

Sources tell TMZ Butler was in a bar at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley Tuesday … when the brawl broke out. Inyo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 65-year-old for battery, vandalism, and disorderly conduct.

Butler was released from jail Wednesday morning.

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WOLVHAMMER – Confirms Headlining Dates


Midwestern cult, WOLVHAMMER, has confirmed several headlining dates surrounding their upcoming US tour supporting 1349, Origin and Abysmal Dawn.

Following their two-pronged Desanctifying North America 2014 Tour — the first with support from Relapse artists, Mortals, and second including Southern Lord ragers, Black Cobra, headlining many of the gigs — WOLVHAMMER will spend the majority of February the opening slot of the Chaos Raids USA 2015 tour, headlined by Norwegian black metal legion, 1349, with additional support from Kansas’ tech death metal unit, Origin, and California death outfit, Abysmal Dawn. The recently expanded nineteen-date run will begin February 8th in Tampa, Florida, and run through the 26th in Savannah, Georgia...

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