BLACKEST OF THE BLACK FESTIVAL – Bands Announced





This year’s edition of the Blackest Of The Black festival, curated by Glenn Danzig, is set for May 26th – 27th at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California. DANZIG will headline on May 27th.

Acts confirmed for the festival include: Danzig, Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Atreyu, Corrosion Of Conformity, Vamps, Marduk, Suicide Silence, Venom Inc., DevilDriver, Fear Factory, Belphegor, Discharge, Combichrist, Butcher Babies, 3Teeth, Ghoul, and Ritual. View trailer HERE.

More details will be revealed later today HERE.

Danzig recently confirmed the title and release date of first Danzig album of all new material since 2010’s Deth Red Sabaoth.

Titled Black Laden Crown, the new album will include 50 minutes of long awaited new music, and will be released on May 12th on Evilive/Nuclear Blast...

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IMPLORE – Signs With Century Media Records





Century Media Records has announced the signing of IMPLORE Implore and along with that announcement comes news of upcoming album “Subjugate,” is slated to be released on September 22nd, 2017 in cooperation with the band’s former label Pelagic Records.

The three-piece Implore gained a strong following within the extreme metal scene since the band formed in 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. Implore’s name has widely spread among fans of brutal death metal, grindcore, hardcore and crust punk.

Although Implore’s sound is often labeled as death metal, the band’s talent to entwine elements from different genres into the overall sound has opened doors to different scenes, attracting open-minded fans of all kinds of extreme music.

“A perfect encapsulation of old and new from a highly awesome ...

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SCUMRIPPER – Self-Titled EP On 7″ Vinyl





HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present SCUMRIPPER’s self-titled EP on 7″ vinyl. Self-released digitally late last year, Scumripper is the nasty, sewage-drenched debut offering from this trio of vocalist/guitarist Rat Pitt, drummer Son Stalker, and bassist Cliff Hunger. With an MO like that, it’s no surprise that SCUMRIPPER charge forward with a short ‘n’ swift attack of grinding metalpunk rooted in the likes of Repulsion, The Mentors, Abscess, and Autopsy’s punkest moments.

It’s violent and vile, but also immediately memorable and mandatorily headbanging. A cursory reading of some of Scumripper’s song titles – “Shit Needle Crown,” “Cum Killa,” “Run to the Pills,” and especially “Gutter Heights” – should soundly spell out exactly where these three miscreants are coming from...

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TAAKE – Spring North American Tour Dates





TAAKE have announced a spring North American tour with special guests pending. Here are the confirmed dates:

5/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
5/21 Portland, OR – Star Theater
5/23 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
5/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
5/26 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
5/27 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
5/29 Denver, CO – The Roxy
5/31 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
6/01 Chicago, IL – Reggies
6/02 Cleveland, OH – Agora
6/03 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
6/04 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
6/05 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
6/06 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
6/07 Montreal, QC – Théâtre Fairmount
6/08 Boston, MA – The Middle East
6/09 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
6/10 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge

The band was formerly known as Thul...

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CADAVERIA – Streaming New Track





Horror metal act CADAVERIA have unleashed a new single “Dominion of Pain” from the “Mondoscuro” EP, which is available now on iTunes. “Dominion of Pain” features Flegias (vocals duet with Cadaveria) and Pier Gonella (final part of the guitar solo) from Necrodeath – check it out HERE.

The vinyl limited edition of the “Mondoscuro” EP was released last month via Sleaszy Rider records, anticipated by the Type O Negative cover single “Christian Woman.” Third and last single “Mater Tenebrarum,” due to be released in late April, will complete the trilogy that sees Cadaveria herself embodying the song titles for the cover artworks.

CADAVERIA was formed in 2001 by Cadaveria (vocals) and Marçelo Santos – aka Flegias – (drums), with the intent to create a virtual space where to freely express th...

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METALLICA – Did Lady Gaga Turn Down Invite To Join Band?





Perhaps it was the temper tantrum thrown by frontman James Hetfield after the disastrous ‘mic fail’ incident at this year’s Grammys. Or maybe Lars was coming on too strong. The bottom line, it is starting to look like this whole Gaga joining METALLICA deal was either a really cruel joke… or Gaga has declined the open offer to become their new trusty co-lead singer.

In late February, a report circulated about Lars apparently inviting Gaga to join the band as a 5th member out on their upcoming U.S. tour, whenever her busy, Jet set lifestyle permits.

Lady Gaga Twitter Photo – Gaga poses with Metallica ahead of Grammys performance CR: Lady Gaga/Twitter



Although the original idea of such an epic collaboration looked great on paper to many, the actual execution at the Grammmys debacle pr...

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CRADLE OF FILTH – Issue New Studio Update





UK black metal act CRADLE OF FILTH have checked in from the studio with an update:

“Thank the unholy stars, the vocals for the new as-yet-titled Cradle album are finished and the gruelling task of prepping the mix is now underway before Lindsay flies in from Canadia to sing her parts and augment the awesome Czech choir arrangements. Then it’s off to Riga, Latvia to shoot the first video with Artūrs Bērziņš, the art director behind this and the Hammer Of The Witches album artwork, in a few weeks time.

More on this and COF’s 12th studio album and forthcoming World Tour as things develop. Exacting and exciting times indeed!”

Frontman Dani Filth recently issued the following:

“First true day of Spring here today in the East of the Angel Isle...

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MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS – “The Wall” Metal Tribute Details





Magnetic Eye Records succeeded in crowdfunding a tribute to Pink Floyd’s 1979 opus, The Wall. Dubbed The Wall [Redux], the record will feature a slew of (mostly stoner metal/doom) bands, including The Melvins, Pallbearer, ASG, and Ruby The Hatchet.

The track listing has now officially been revealed:

Side One
1. In the Flesh? – The Melvins
2. The Thin Ice – Low Flying Hawks
3. Another Brick in the Wall (Part I) – Ghastly Sound
4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives – Sergeant Thunderhoof
5. Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) – Sasquatch
6. Mother – ASG

Side Two
7. Goodbye Blue Sky – Mos Generator
8. Empty Spaces – Domkraft
9. Young Lust – Slim Kings
10. One of My Turns – Worshipper
11. Don’t Leave Me Now – Ironweed
12. Another Brick in the Wall (Part III) – Greenleaf

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EPI-DEMIC – New Album Details Revealed





EPI-DEMIC make their explosive return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions with the new album Malformed Conscience! Following up on their 2015 split Passages To Lunacy with fellow Canadians Solanum, EPI-DEMIC once again display their violent and uncompromising Crossover madness, louder and more abrasive than ever! Malformed Conscience is an 11-track pulverizing journey through a tortured and agonized consciousness, guaranteed to snap your rotting neck and leave your mind broken!

For fans of BEYOND POSSESSION, BROKEN BONES, CRUMBSUCKERS, EXCEL, ENGLISH DOGS, LUDICHRIST, STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH, and WEHRMACHT. Release date for Malformed Conscience is April 14, 2017

Track List:

1. Rotting In Plain Sight
2. Dark Thoughts
3. Stewing In Misery
4. Ruthless Ambition
5. Losing Time
6. Famine
7...

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MORBID FLESH – New Song Debut





Spanish death metal act MORBID FLESH have unleashed a new song called “Heretics Hammer”, taken from the upcoming new album “Rites of the Mangled”, which will be released via Unholy Prophecies on April 24.

Check out “Heretics Hammer” HERE.

Spirit of Metal adds: “Hello friends!

We are proud to present MORBID FLESH’s highly anticipated second album, “Rites of the Mangled“. Proudly Catalonian, this Barcelona-based band is fitingly named, for they are authentically and unequivocally morbid, old-school DEATH fuckin’ METAL. Which is all not that surprising considering MORBID FLESH’s membership includes scene veterans who do time in such hordes as INSULTERS, GRAVEYARD, ÓSSERP, CUERNO, TORT and SHEIDIM among others...

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