October 25, 2014
On September 24th, UK-bashers M:Pire Of Evil – featuring former Venom members Jeff “Mantas” Dunn and Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan – performed in Genoa, Italy at Crazy Bull. Fan-filmed video is available HERE.
Back in August, M:Pire Of Evil have released their brand new Live album and the split CD entitled Double Jeopardy featuring Grazed via their official website. The band’s Creatures Of The Black EP, Hell To The Holy, Crucified, and the “Demone” limited edition 7″ blue vinyl are also available. Go to this location for details and to order.
October 24, 2014
Today, California’s favorite death-laden horror hellions, EXHUMED, will take their sonic debauchery to the streets for a Fall run of US live invasions with extreme metal technicians Carcass and manic death thrashers Noisem. Set to commence in San Diego tonight at Brick By Brick, the Inked In Steel Tour 2014 will conquer nearly two dozen municipalities with additional audio infiltrations from death metal legends Obituary and Macabre on select dates. From there EXHUMED will return to Europe for further live devastation alongside Aborted, Origin and Miasmal. See confirmed shows below.
Comments guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey, “We’ve been sequestered in our grimy rehearsal room, taking time out of our busy schedules of soul-crushing day jobs and DUI classes to tighten up our set for our upcoming US and European runs, and we’re getting seriously psyched for them! Our newest member, Matt ‘Slime’ Ferri is working out great on bass and vocals and we’ve got some killer new elements for our show that should make it an unsafe and insane way to spend your evening. See you in the Gore Zone, mutants!”
EXHUMED w/ Carcass, Noisem
10/24/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/28/2014 The Rock – Tucson, AZ *
10/29/2014 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX *
10/30/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX (Exhumed only)
10/31/2014 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK *
11/01/2014 Granada – Lawrence, KS *
11/02/2014 Pops – Sauget, IL *
11/03/2014 V Club – Huntington, WV (Exhumed + Noisem only)
11/04/2014 Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC *
11/05/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA *
11/06/2014 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC *
11/07/2014 Exit/In – Nashville, TN *
11/08/2014 Diamond Pub & Billiards – Louisville, KY *
11/09/2014 The Madison Theater – Cincinnati, OH *
11/10/2014 The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI **
11/11/2014 Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI **
11/12/2014 The Majestic – Madison, WI **
11/13/2014 House Of Rock – Eau Claire, WI (Exhumed + Noisem only)
11/14/2014 Wooly’d – Des Moines, IA **
11/15/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL **
* w/ Obituary
** w/ Macabre
w/ Aborted, Origin, Miasmal
11/20/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
11/21/2014 JC De Klinker – Aarschot, BE
11/22/2014 Gebäude 9 – Köln, DE
11/23/2014 Marx – Hamburg, DE
11/24/2014 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
11/25/2014 Pokalen – Oslo, NO
11/26/2014 Biljardkompaniet – Kristianstad, SE
11/27/2014 Konfus – Esbjerg, Dk
11/28/2014 Hellraiser – Leipzig, BE
11/29/2014 Lido – Berlin, DE
11/30/2014 Fabryka Club – Kracow, PL
12/01/2014 Alibi – Wroclaw, PL
12/02/2014 Nova Chmelnice Prague, CZ
12/03/2014 Randal Club – Bratislava, SK
12/04/2014 Viper Room – Vienna, AT
12/05/2014 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
12/06/2014 Traffic Club – Rome, IT
12/07/2014 Le Korigan – Luynes, FR
12/08/2014 Razzmatazz 3 – Barcelona, ES
12/09/2014 Caracol – Madrid, ES
12/10/2014 Metronum – Toulouse, FR
12/11/2014 Ubu – Rennes, FR
12/12/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
12/13/2014 Eindhoven Metal Meeting – Eindhoven, NL
12/14/2014 Underworld – London, UK
12/15/2014 Grillen – Colmar, FR
12/16/2014 Steinbruch Theater – Darmstadt, DE
12/17/2014 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
12/18/2014 Rock It – Aalen, DE
12/19/2014 Heavy Xmas – Zürich, CH
12/20/2014 Turock – Essen, DE
EXHUMED released their globally revered Necrocracy full-length via Relapse Records last Summer. Monopolizing 2013 year end lists both stateside and abroad, the record came in at #24 on Decibel’s Top 40 list and #11 on the New Noise’s Top 100 Metal & Rock Albums of 2013. Crowned one of 2013’s “best death/goregrind releases,” by About.com, and, “the feel-good gore-grind album of the year,” by Orlando Weekly, Necrocracy is a grade A, head crusher and among the band’s most well-executed, conceptually absorbing recording of their winding catalog and repugnance.
October 24, 2014
Southern metal band NASHVILLE PUSSY has announced the second leg of an ongoing North American tour in support of latest studio album “Up The Dosage,” released this past January via SPV/Steamhammer.
The second leg starts December 5th with a hometown show in Atlanta, GA and runs through December 20th in Philadelphia, PA. Support on the tour will come from Valient Thorr and Against the Grain. A complete list of dates can be found below.
12/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
12/6: Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
12/7: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
12/9: Minneapolis, MN @ Lee’s Liquor Lounger
12/10: Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room
12/11: Madison, WI @ The Majestic
12/12: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
12/13: Hamtramck, MI @ Smalls
12/14: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
12/16: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
12/17: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
12/18: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
12/19: Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
12/20: Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
October 24, 2014
AXEMASTER has inked a deal with Pure Steel Records to release “Overture to Madness” in 2015. The band comments:
“Both the production of and release plans for the new Axemaster album have been long and challenging tasks; but this deal is obviously a HUGE step toward the release of ‘Overture to Madness’ (a goal that has taken a lot of time and effort). Located in Germany, Pure Steel is a HIGHLY respected company internationally. So with Axemaster’s past accomplishments and fan base, it’s a perfect combination of band and label!”
Guitarist Joe Sims also had this to say: “We are really proud to be signed with a great company like Pure Steel and be label-mates with classic bands like Omen and Halloween. It’s fitting that the label is from Germany because the fans from that part of the world have always been some of the most loyal supporters of Axemaster! I have always said that our new material really deserves to be released, distributed, and promoted properly by a good company, and it’s great to know that that’s definitely going to happen!!!”
Further details on the forthcoming album “Overture To Madness” will be announced shortly.
October 24, 2014
DEVIN TOWNSEND has released another lyric video, this time for the opening track of the new album “Z²” entitled “Rejoice.” The album is set for worldwide release via InsideOut Music (through Century Media Records) on October 27, 2014.
The full track list is:
Disc 1 – Sky Blue
3. Midnight Sun
4. A New Reign
5. Universal Flame
7. Sky Blue
8. Silent Militia
9. Rain City
11. Before We Die
12. The Ones Who Love
Disc 2 – Dark Matters
2. From Sleep Awake
3. Ziltoidian Empire
4. War Princess
6. March of the Poozers
7. Wandering Eye
9. Ziltoid Goes Home
10. Through the Wormhole
11. Dimension Z
October 24, 2014
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October 23, 2014
Desideratum is the forthcoming new long player from UK extreme metal misfits, ANAAL NATHRAKH. Applauded for consistently manifesting, “their own special breed of terrifying, mixing up grindcore speediness with giant choruses and riffs that are the audible equivalent of total nuclear annihilation,” by Metal Injection, and crowned, “one of the most utterly fearsome and inventive outfits currently operating in the modern extreme metal scene,” and “aural devastators” by Decibel Magazine, Desideratum takes the definition of the word “extreme” to an entirely new realm of chaos.
In celebration of its official North American release, now less than one week away, today Revolver Magazine offers up a stream of Desideratum in its sinister entirety. Get devastated at THIS LOCATION.
ANAAL NATHRAKH – guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney alongside vocalist David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – replicates the sounds of true evil. With both screaming banshee tirades and traditional vocals set against an dense wall of controlled chaos, what ANAAL NATHRAKH manifests is wholly petrifying yet inexplicably inviting. Hallmarked by crushing musical dexterity, ingenuity and breadth, married with mercurial, intensely misanthropic and sharp intelligence, ANAAL NATHRAKH’s sound is infused with a palpable sense of menace that is virtually unmatched in the metal world. Desideratum was produced by Kenney, with vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in Birmingham, and music tracked and mixed at The Black Flamingo in Orange County, California.
Desideratum is slated to detonate on October 28th, 2014 on Metal Blade Records. In the interim, visit metalblade.com/anaalathrakh where you’ll find a host of killer preorder packages.
“The snarling vocals of Dave Hunt are the focal point, with the war machine of unrelenting black metal/grind/pseudo-industrial blasts bringing up the rear. ANAAL NATHRAKH’s approach is no mercy ever, apparently.” – Noisey
“ANAAL NATHRAKH are mesmerized by chaos, whether it be from incoherent screaming or programmed drums that blur into a mess of seismic beats. Even more intriguing are the melodic components thrown into the chaos, like the occasional soaring chorus line or striking guitar lead.” – About.com
“Desideratum is a statement of malicious intent, a call-to-arms to rally the masses and bring forth armageddon. ANAAL NATHRAKH continue their brand of grinding merriment, sanity be damned, and they are taking your sorry ass with them. Submit, and revel in the insanity yet again.” – AngryMetalGuy
“Whether you need feral blast beats and psychotic screaming or melodic riffs and epic clean choruses, you’ll find it here in Desideratum.” – Dead Rhetoric
“Desideratum is ANAAL NATHRAKHonce again throwing down the gauntlet against all the bands who would make a play at being pissed off. It is a calculated butchery of sound that still comes off as intensely raw, and people owe it to themselves to check it out – if only to make every band they considered ‘heavy’ before this seem like a bunch of sissies.” – NoCleanSinging
October 23, 2014
To celebrate their upcoming tours, Kreator and Arch Enemy will be releasing a split 7”. Available starting at the Baltimore show tonight, October 23rd, be sure to purchase this exclusive transparent red 7” (limited to 500 copies) at the merch table; a dark red 7” (limited to 500 copies) will also be available on the European tour. Arch Enemy’s take on the classic Judas Priest anthem, “Breaking The Law”, can be heard here.
Split 7” tracklisting:
Side A (Arch Enemy)
“Breaking The Law” (Judas Priest cover)
Side B (Kreator)
Michael Amott (guitar) comments: “When we do covers, we have a tendency to pick somewhat obscure songs. However, the iconic “Breaking The Law” anthem by Judas Priest is anything but that of course! This just started with a fun jam in the studio, and during the process, we tried to make it sound as Arch Enemy as possible – it turned out pretty f’n cool, and here it is…Enjoy!”
Kreator’s Mille Petrozza (vocals, guitar) recently commented: “Finally, after all these years, Arch Enemy and Kreator not only tour together, but will also release a split single! I have always been a fan of this stuff since these are special little collector’s items. We chose the song “Iron Destiny” for this. Lyrically this is a tribute to the early days of the band, the days when we were young metal-heads, discovering the music that we still love to this day. Kreator is looking forward to this run and we hope to see all of you!”
October 23, 2014
“Unholy Savior,” the new album from BATTLE BEAST, will launch via Nuclear Blast on January 9th in Europe and January 13th in North America. Guitarist / vocalist Anton Kabanen comments:
“I thirst to go further as a human being, and the music on this album represents a part of the ongoing spiritual journey – that’s what I tend to call it – which is my road onward. Music-wise the songs have been expanded to a wider area as an effort to call out emotions close to those I had myself during the times of birth of these songs.
“Like always, I wrote songs about a manga and anime series ‘Berserk,’ as well, and the reason behind writing songs about that particular series is that I can strongly relate to that, especially to certain characters and to their way of thinking and feeling.”
The track listing is as follows:
2. Unholy Savior
3. I Want The World….And Everything In It
5. Sea Of Dreams
6. Speed And Danger
7. Touch In The Night
8. The Black Swordsman
9. Hero’s Quest
10. Far Far Away
11. Angel Cry
October 23, 2014
Den Headz, here’s the official message from thrash legends KREATOR:
“TONIGHT our US TOUR with Arch Enemy, Huntress and Starkill starts in BALTIMORE!! We are excited and are looking forward to see you all. Stage time 8 25 pm!!!”