October 25, 2016
Corey Archuleta, bass player and original member of Colorado’s ALLEGAEON, will exit the band following their forthcoming tour. Archuleta has issued this statement:
“After eight years with Allegaeon, my time has come to move on to pursue other interests and dreams. This decision didn’t happen overnight; it has been on my mind for some time. I have learned an immeasurable amount about music, the world, people, and myself, having this experience. It has led me to a sick interest in the law, and hopefully practicing it someday. I am excited for another bass player to take over, and offer something new to the ever-expanding progression of Allegaeon.
“One hundred metric tons of thanks to the Allegaeon guys, both present and past, Metal Blade Records, Extreme Management Group, Inc. and Circle Talent Agency.
“Most importantly, you, the person that bought a CD, shirt, ticket, gave us a place to sleep, shower…you deserve the biggest of thanks. Being in a band isn’t easy, whether it be financially, physically, or mentally. But the fans kept me, and the band, moving forward. The Winter Warriors Tour featuring Battlecross, and Necromancing the Stone, will be my last run. As far as a final Colorado date, TBA, maybe.
“If you are interested in being the new bass player, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll receive an auto-reply with instructions (Gmail users, make sure to check the “Updates” folder for the auto-reply). I’ll be reviewing the material once you have submitted them.”
October 25, 2016
The unrelenting Shrines Of Paralysis – the fifth full-length album from New Zealand’s leading death metal unit, ULCERATE – sees release through Relapse Records this Friday, the label making the entire album available for streaming early.
ULCERATE’s Shrines Of Paralysis isa flawless continuation of the band’s signature sonic philosophy, spanning eight tracks of forward-thinking death metal, incorporating a wider range of styles and ideas than ever before. Influences both within and beyond metal abound: organic, inventive phrasings and novel compositional techniques round-out a thundering package of death, doom, and black metal stylings. As is characteristic of the band, Shrines Of Paralysis is about much more than just the music. The production, themes, and atmosphere all shape ULCERATE’s music, and help guide the way through a highly evocative palette of dark and light passages, subtly dramatic rhythmic manipulation, and unparalleled technical heaviness. The band’s most cohesive and powerful release to date.
Endure and explore ULCERATE’s monolithic Shrines Of Paralysis in its entirety at THIS LOCATION.
Shrines Of Paralysis sees release through Relapse Records this Friday, October 28th, 2016 on CD, 2xLP, and all digital platforms.
Clrvynt proclaims, “New Zealand’s Ulcerate are a marvel and a juggernaut. Approaching fifteen years of existence, the trio keeps getting stronger and more adept as songwriters. In the realm of technical death metal, Ulcerate understand that a good hook is just as important as a ridiculous chord progression.” Invisible Oranges praises, “A lot of technical death metal gets described as knotty, but Ulcerate are much better at untangling the strands. Guitars will start in unison and then one will splinter off or hang on a single suspension. Phrases will go a beat or two longer than they should, and Jaime Saint Meret will push past bar lines or abruptly jump from jackhammered blast beats into a flurry of ghost notes and triplets on the cymbals. All of these formal zigs and zags are impressive on a technical level, but they also establish a mood.” Dead Rhetoric’s awesome review includes, “Claustrophobic material that still maintains a bizarre wondrousness to it – you can be flattened by a wall of riffs and growls one moment and then drawn into an uneasy atmosphere the next. It all manifests to be an experience that is more than the sum of its parts, and Shrines of Paralysis is guaranteed to please all those looking for death metal with plenty of density and depth.”
Following several high-profile shows in their native country, ULCERATE’s headlining North American tour with Icelandic dissonance-mongers Zhrine and Montreal death metal quartet Phobocosm begins next week on the West Coast. The tour begins next Wednesday, November 2nd in Los Angeles, and bulldozes its way through the continent for virtually the entire month, the final show hitting Brooklyn on November 29th.
ULCERATE w/ Zhrine & Phobocosm:
11/02/2016 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
11/03/2016 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
11/04/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR
11/05/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
11/06/2016 Astoria – Vancouver, BC
11/07/2016 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
11/09/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/10/2016 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
11/11/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
11/12/2016 Limelight – San Antonio, TX
11/13/2016 Acadia Bar – Houston, TX
11/14/2016 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
11/15/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/16/2016 Atlantic – Gainesville, FL
11/17/2016 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
11/18/2016 529 – Atlanta, GA
11/19/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
11/20/2016 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
11/22/2016 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
11/23/2016 Great Scott – Boston, MA
11/24/2016 Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC
11/25/2016 Coalition – Toronto, ON
11/26/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI
11/27/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL
11/28/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
11/29/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
October 25, 2016
SEPULTURA released a special EP titled “Sepultura Under My Skin” last year, with a cover created around images of different tattoos that the band’s fans sent in.
To show the fan base more about the emergence of this release, the second part of “Sepultura Under My Skin – The Mediator UK Tour 2015” has now come online HERE, edited and directed by D.O. Blackley.
October 25, 2016
2016 ushers in a new dawn for UK metal trio DYSCARNATE. After a period of silence spent writing and dealing with personnel shifts due to the loss of longtime member Henry Bates, the group is set to return with a third album, a fresh sound, a new vocalist/bassist in Arceye’s Al Llewellyn, and a union with Florida’s renowned Unique Leader Records.
“We’re stoked to be working on the new record with Unique Leader,” says drummer Matt Unsworth. “Our style has continued to evolve from album to album and we feel Unique Leader is the perfect home for our new material. We can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve put together for album three. It’s got all the grooves and blasts our fans would expect but the whole thing is drenched in a fucking dark atmosphere. There’s genuine progression from the last record to this one. There is no doubt in my mind that it will surprise more than a few people.”
DYSCARNATE has long been flying the flag for UK death metal all over the world. Having toured across Australia, Europe, Indonesia, Israel, Russia and more, fans can expect to see the three-piece powerhouse’s dominance to spread even further in the coming year.
Following the release of the debut EP Annihilate To Liberate in 2008, DYSCARNATE were met with overwhelming feedback from national magazines, record labels, and fans alike which consequently led to a multi-album deal with the UK’s Siege Of Amida Records. The band’s debut full-length Enduring The Massacre earned the tag of “best new death metal band in the UK, without question,” by Terrorizer Magazine.
DYSCARNATE toured the album extensively and internationally with such high profile names as The Black Dahlia Murder, Despised Icon, Cephalic Carnage, and Psycroptic, then swiftly followed up the success of their debut. Cited as “one of the best death metal albums to come out of the UK in the last twenty years” by Metal Hammer’s Dom Lawson, DYSCARNATE’s devastating second record, 2012’s And So It Came To Pass, was met with an unprecedented reaction from critics and fans globally with Metal Hammer crowning the band, “the new kings of UK death,” and Terrorizer calling the album “the freshest breath of air.”
Keen to capitalize on their success in the press, DYSCARNATE set out on a blitzkrieg touring schedule, which saw them fly the flag for British extreme music across Australia, Israel, Indonesia, Russia, and Europe, sharing stages with such names as Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Fear Factory, Gojira and Decapitated among countless others.
DYSCARNATE’s as-yet-untitled third full-length will be released in 2017 with official details to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Three men, one purpose, one sound. Always outnumbered, never outgunned.
October 24, 2016
Los Angeles, California’s ABYSMAL DAWN has officially announced the addition of drummer James Coppolino to the band. Here’s the official word:
“Please welcome our new drummer, James Coppolino. He toured with us recently with Cannibal Corpse, Obituary and Cryptopsy, and he recently drank shitty tequila out of the biggest most metal shot glass we could find. We like him.”
October 24, 2016
MAYHEM just announced the “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” North American tour, performing the band’s landmark debut album in full. The tour begins on January 20th in Montreal, and travels throughout the U.S. and Canada before concluding on February 19th.
Support on this tour comes from Season of Mist label-mates Inquisition and Black Anvil. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Regarding the tour, Mayhem vocalist Attila comments:
“The first time I heard from Mayhem was in ’91-’92 when I received a letter from Euronymous. I did not know that letter was gonna change my whole life… They were looking for a new vocalist for their debut record to replace Dead, who had passed away. Of course I said yes to their offer and in 1993 we recorded the album called ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ one of the most magical recordings of all time.
“The music opened some altered dimensions that we were simply not able to handle anymore and it unleashed a complete Chaos, which ended up at burning churches and eventually a murder within the band. It was almost impossible to release that record but finally when it came out under the Sun in ’94, it made a strong impact on the whole Heavy Metal scene… The so-called ‘2nd Wave of Black Metal’ born in the cold and dark underground of Oslo. At the same time Mayhem collapsed and got burned down as well.
“From those ashes the band had to rise once again, when they reunited Mayhem with some old and new members. But that album was always so strong and so unique that even after my reunion with Mayhem in 2004, we were still not comfortable to present it live as a whole thing. Time passed and the whole band got stronger and more experienced. So now in 2016 suddenly we felt it was the time to play that whole record finally, to release That Beast after more than two decades. So ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathans’ finally becomes Alive!”
Jan. 20 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Jan. 21Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theater
Jan. 22 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Jan. 23 Chicago, IL@ Metro
Jan. 24 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Jan. 25 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
Jan. 27 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
Jan. 28 Sat Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Jan. 30 Calgary, AB @ Marquee
Jan. 31 Edmonton, AB @Starlite Room
Feb. 2 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb. 3 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
Feb. 4 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Feb. 6 San Francisco, CA@ Social Hall SF
Feb. 7 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Feb. 8 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Feb. 10 San Antonio, TX @Alamo Music Hall
Feb. 11 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Feb. 13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb. 14 Wilmington, NC @ Thorne Theater
Feb. 15 Washington, DC @ The Howard Theater
Feb. 16 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
Feb. 17 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
Feb. 18 Boston, MA @ Royale
Feb. 19 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
October 24, 2016
DOPE have unleashed a new lyric video for their track “1999” from their new album, “Blood Money Part 1“, which is slated for a release this Friday, October 28th. Check out the lyric video HERE.
Source: The PRP
October 24, 2016
ANGELCORPSE are returning to Europe this week to perform seven dates. The influential band comprised of Pete Helmkamp, Gene Palubicki and session drummer Andrea Janko, will begin its visit to the old continent with two stops in the UK (Glasgow and London); a performance in Paris, France; three dates in Scandinavia (Finland and Norway) and only one gig in Central Europe: Cracow, Poland.
Each concert will also see the band perform with different acts, which include: Destroyer 666, Stillborn, Ragehammer, Aosoth, Malthusian and Sheol.
25 – Glasgow, Scotland (with Sheol, Vacivus)
26 – London, England (with Malthusian, Scythian, Spearhead)
27 – Paris, France (with Hell Militia, Aosoth)
28 – Helsinki, Finland (with Mörbid Vomit, Lie in Ruins, Gorephilia & more)
29 – Stockholm, Sweden (with Destroyer 666, Root, Nifelheim & more)
30 – Cracow, Poland (with Voidhanger, Ragehammer, Stillborn)
31 – Oslo, Norway (with Diskord)
October 24, 2016
Den Headz, a full stream of the newly released KORN album, The Serenity of Suffering, out now via Roadrunner Records, is available in its entirety HERE.
October 23, 2016
DARK TRANQUILLITY has released a new music video for “Forward Momentum,” a new cut off the band’s forthcoming album, Atoma, which is slated to be out on November 4th. You can check it out HERE.