BLACK COBRA Confirms May West Coast Tour With The Cutthroats 9 And Årabrot

April 17th, 2014

The decimating metal/sludge duo that is BLACK COBRA has crawled out of the shadows with their first shows since two one-off cross-continental gigs in January, proclaiming an upcoming May decimation of the West Coast!

The newly planned five-day, five-city run will originate in BLACK COBRA’s San Francisco hometown on May 22nd, then systematically shredding through Fresno, Pacifica, Portland and Seattle. Providing opening support for the trek will be California-based noise metal outfit, The Cutthroats 9 (featuring members of Unsane, Death Angel and -16-), and Norwegian Grammy-winning noise/punk outfit, Årabrot.

Preceding the new West Coast tour, BLACK COBRA will raid Portland to take part in the annual Stumpfest on April 26th, performing alongside sludge metal visionaries, Yob, and gritty doom unit, Diesto.

Additional live outings will be announced in the coming weeks. BLACK COBRA is currently constructing new material; additional news on the band’s 2014 actions will be released in the near future.

BLACK COBRA Tour Dates:
4/26/2014 Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR @ Stumpfest w/ Yob, Diesto [tix]
5/22/2014 Slims – San Francisco, CA
5/23/2014 Audies Olympic - Fresno, CA
5/24/2014 Winters Tavern - Pacifica, CA
5/25/2014 Rotture - Portland, OR
5/26/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA

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FINAL CONFLICT: Ashes To Ashes Reissue Streaming In Its Entirety; Band To Conquer Brainsqueeze This Weekend

April 17th, 2014

In celebration of its unveiling this week, the face-beaters at Tankcrimes bring you a stream of FINAL CONFLICT’s renowned Ashes To Ashes full-length in its entirety.

Initially released on Pushead’s Pusmort Records in 1987, then later released via Relapse Records in 1994, the debut LP from the iconic Los Angeles hardcore punk perpetrators now comes available via Tankcrimes on vinyl and 2XCD. The original Ashes To Ashes tapes were found, baked, restored and transferred by Ulysses Noriega at The Laundry Room Recording Studio in Los Angeles, and remastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door Studios in Austin, Texas. The 2XCD version includes the 1985 Demo on the bonus disk while the vinyl edition includes 12” x 12″ 24-page book with lyrics, photos, flyers, commentary and more plus a foldout poster. The first pressing comes on in three color schemes: splatter (mailorder exclusive), red and black wax.

Said Razorcake, “Lyrically and musically [FINAL CONFLICT] were very much like contemporaries Iconoclast and Body Count (no, not the Ice-T band, dweeb), with much emphasis on war, nuclear destruction, pigs, etc., but a more than passing metal influence in the guitar distanced them from the rest. Like a previous CD reissue, this includes tracks from a preceding demo, but this version also includes a couple of cover songs from an even earlier demo. The verdict remains the same; however, if you like yer hardcore fast, tight and political, you can’t go wrong with these guys.” Adds Noisey, “If we can learn one thing from FINAL CONFLICT, it’s that songs about cops being assholes will never get old. Case in point: their song ‘Abolish Police’ off of 1987’s Ashes To Ashes hasn’t aged a day. Sure, punx will only fight the police on Twitter nowadays and maybe some of them even grew up to become cops themselves. But still, the police state-smashing sentiment still rings true.”

Peep the vinyl layout while you scathe your ear holes to the sounds of Ashes To Ashes below.

Influenced by the British punk severity of bands like Discharge and one of the first groups to fuse hardcore’s crude and manic audio fury and heavy metal’s musicianship with any degree of success, the spiky-haired punks in FINAL CONFLICT manifested a sound that would go on to be emulated by hundreds of bands to come, none ever reaching the level of raw power this LP delivered. FINAL CONFLICT will decimate the stage at Trankcrimes’ Brainsqueeze Fest this weekend. Additionally, the band will raze the Maryland Deathfest, The Punk Rock Bowling And Music Fest and a special show on June 14th with 1984 featuring Sothira and Jimmy from iconic hardcore punks Crucifix performing Dehuminazation in full for their 30-year anniversary.

FINAL CONFLICT:
4/18/2014 Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze – Oakland, CA
5/23/2014 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
5/24/2014 Punk Rock Bowling – Las Vegas, NV
6/14/2014 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA w/ 1984

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JEREMY IRONS & THE RATGANG MALIBUS: Swedish Psychedelic Space Rock Brigade Premiere New Track Via HeavyPlanet

April 17th, 2014

JEREMY IRON & THE RATGANG MALIBUS, in cooperation with the amplifier worshippers at HeavyPlanet, are pleased to unveil “Wind Seized,” from their forthcoming Spirit Knife full-length.

Recorded at Puch Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, mixed by Viktor Källgren, produced by the JIRM collective and mastered by Chris Goosman (Early Man, Sasquatch, Dixie Witch, Solace et al) at Baseline Audio Labs in Ann Arbor, Michigan, JIRM supplies imposing passages of torrential guitars that rattle, roll, shimmy and soar with oceanic reverb and sweaty rock and roll, partnering with thrumming keys and mesmerizing Motorik drums to incite cyclical hypnosis for protracted song-suites. Ever teetering between tight, instrumental control and loose vibes, JIRM achieve optimal tantric tension and release through sound. Envision Jeff Buckley jamming with Can, and you’ll have a fair gist of the fantastic voyage that awaits the armies of the Spirit Knife; an album that finds JIRM rekindling their time-traveling communion with vintage psychedelia and Krautrock, while expanding on the sonic palette revealed by the ensemble’s past full-lengths, Elefanta and Bloom.

Proclaims HeavyPlanet of second track, “From JIRM’s latest trippy eight-track jaunt, Spirit Knife, comes “Wind Seized,” a belted free-spirit epic of canyon-dipped vocals glazing an elevated terrace of red rocks and staggering majesty. These guitars sail only to erupt and spray a dusty terrain with gold flakes, stunning with solos, riffing and rolling with sticky cosmic hope. It’s impossible to hide the beauty amid the heavy hollows as your head tilts 90º and elemental variance threads spirals due North. This opus accomplishes more than simple seizure.”

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Spirit Knife will be released via Small Stone Records on April 29th, 2014. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.


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THEOLOGIAN: Crucial Blast To Release Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of Some Things Have To Be Endured

April 16th, 2014

Following its initial CD and digital release in October, THEOLOGIAN’s latest full-length, Some Things Have To Be Endured, will receive a deluxe vinyl release from Crucial Blast on July 22nd, 2014. This new LP edition of the album will come in gatefold packaging and feature completely different artwork from the CD version previously released by Crucial Blast, using the evocative and disturbing images of NY photographer Gretchen Heinel. The vinyl will be pressed on blood-red wax in an edition of five hundred copies, and will include a digital download of the album.

Magick. Motherhood. Pain. Suffering.
Blood. Tension. Nausea. Desire.
Obsession. Addiction. Loathing. Violence.
The loss of hope. Unfulfilled dreams. Unhealed wounds.
SOME THINGS HAVE TO BE ENDURED.

The latest offering from NY synth-death master THEOLOGIAN (aka Leech, also the mastermind behind the renowned power electronics/death industrial outfit Navicon Torture Technologies), Some Things Have To Be Endured features eight new tracks of punishing black industrial, apocalyptic darkwave frequencies, and nerve-rending electronic deathscapes. Endured… is a collection of collaborations between Theologian and a lineup of female vocalists/artists from both within the industrial / noise / dark ambient / coldwave realm and beyond, with contributions from Rachael Kozak (Hecate), Kristen MacArthur (Sewer Goddess), Rachel Maloney (Tonikom), Nikki Telladictorian (Prometheus Burning), Patricia Benitez (Fetish Drone), Gillian Leigh Bowling (Teloahqaal), Christiana Key (Delphic Oracle), Joan Hacker (Factoria), Shari Vari (Void Vision), and professional opera singer Melissa C. Kelly. The tracks shift from grinding industrial dread to ethereal coldwave beauty, blasts of rumbling blackened synthcrush met with washes of haunting electronic melody, while always remaining rooted in Theologian’s bleak, jet-black death industrial. Co-produced with Derek Rush/Dream Into Dust and mastered by James Plotkin, Some Things Have To Be Endured contains some of the most moving and dramatic music to emerge from THEOLOGIAN’s black sonic abyss to date.

[Some Things Have To Be Endured LP cover]

[Some Things Have To Be Endured CD cover]

Some Things Have To Be Endured Track Listing:
1. Black Cavern Myopia
2. The Conjoined Deviant Procession
3. Writhing Corpus Landscape
4. Gore-Stained Ramparts
5. Like Love, Only Real
6. Grand Guignol
7. Ectothermism
8. Welcome To The Golden Age Of Beggars

Leech will unleash THEOLOGIAN live once again over the coming weeks, with several new gigs confirmed around the country. A Brooklyn show with Queen Elephantine and Prana-Bindu has been slated for this week, on Sunday, April 20th. On May 3rd he’ll perform in Baltimore alongside Worms Of The Earth and Crucial Blast kin, T.O.M.B., and then on the 5th attack Brooklyn once again on a massive bill also including Gnaw and Whitehorse. Then on May 24th, THEOLOGIAN will traverse the country to invade Portland, performing that evening with Eight Bells, LKN and Eye Of Nix.

THEOLOGIAN Live:
4/20/2014 Don Pedro – Brooklyn, NY w/ Queen Elephantine, Prana-Bindu [info]
5/03/2014 Club Orpheus - Baltimore, MD w/ T.O.MB., Worms Of The Earth [info]
5/08/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Gnaw, Whitehorse [info]
5/24/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR w/ Eight Bells, LKN, Eye Of Nix [info]

Stream Some Things Have To Be Endured at the Crucial Blast Bandcamp HERE.

“Leech has crafted a monstrous, ghastly album of lurching rhythms and totally downer melodies – think the Cure’s Pornography remixed by Vatican Shadow.” – Aquarius Records

“Wer sich als Verbündeter von Navicon Torture Technologies sieht und mit atmosphärischen wie auch rhythmischen Klangwelten konfrontiert werden möchte, der muss in diesem Fall unbedingt zuschlagen. 10/10” – Necroweb

“Not for the faint of heart or expectant mothers, Some Things Have To Be Endured is just what it’s title suggests, an exercise in endurance. It will however reward that endurance and repeated plays with an increasingly fantastic record that must have been hell to conceive, and just as difficult to physically create. But what a creation, one of stunning malevolence and bitter beauty.” – The Sludgelord

“The lo-fi, static-filled production transforms here from a black-metal requirement for authenticity to an instrument in its own right that gives the album its unique, dark sound that is somehow still akin to metal in its abrasive heaviness.” – Metal Reviews

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TORCH RUNNER Drops Track From Impending Southern Lord Release At Toxicbreed’s Funhouse

April 16th, 2014

Following their recent signing to Southern Lord, North Carolina-based TORCH RUNNER has released a track from Committed To The Ground.

TORCH RUNNER’s debut album, previously only available in a limited vinyl run, Committed To The Ground will now be made officially available worldwide on CD and digital formats via Southern Lord as a precursory title preceding the band’s recently-completed new LP, which is coming together to be released later this year. Committed To The Ground drops twelve tracks under twenty-three minutes, viciously bringing forth a volatile, pissed-off brew of metallic, downbeat punk/hardcore/grind for fiends that are into filth like old Napalm, Death Dead In The Dirt, Weekend Nachos, and Nails, and is set for North American release on May 13th.

A warning shot from Committed To The Ground, the album’s third track, “Feeding,” has been fired into the public today via Toxicbreed’s Funhouse. Listen now RIGHT HERE.

Additional info on TORCH RUNNER’s new LP will be released following the release of Committed To The Ground. Stand by for incoming tour transmissions as well.

Committed To The Ground Track Listing:
1. Current
2. Incendiary
3. Feeding
4. Canon Cast
5. Clocked In
6. Committed to the Ground
7. Rede
8. Harrow
9. The Holy Are The Broken
10. Tolled
11. Pulpit Plague
12. Vestige

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ENABLER Unloads New Track At Lambgoat; US Tour With Eyehategod & Ringworm Confirmed

April 16th, 2014

From amidst their currently ongoing North American tour out to the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival — set to perform tomorrow, Thursday, April 17th alongside labelmates, Cop Problem — and beyond, ENABLER has been confirmed as opening support for Eyehategod and Ringworm on a bruising, month-long US tour from the end of May through late June. The trek begins just one day after both ENABLER and Eyehategod release their brand new LPs and three days after ENABLER marks their debut performance at Maryland Deathfest.

ENABLER has also just been confirmed to take part in The Fest 13 gathering in Gainesville, Florida, running from October 31st through November 2nd and including Hot Water Music, Touché Amoré, Masked Intruder and dozens of other acts. This is just one of many new tour actions to be announced as the band will be on the road virtually nonstop all year in support of their impending second LP, La Fin Absolue Du Monde.

A thirty-six minute battering of ENABLER’s most diverse and calculated material to date, La Fin Absolue Du Monde was tracked with Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings (Expire, Northless) and mixed by Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) at Austin Enterprises. Lambgoat has premiered a brand new track from the LP, in the form of its second track, “New Life.” Unloading an immense lyrical sense of dread, loss and confusion, yet bursting with a rush of driving energy, while ENABLER’s ability to pack hooks catchier than The Black Plague into each track holds true straight to the bitter end.

Stream “New Life” via Lambgoat now at THIS LOCATION.

Also hear the previously released “Prey” at MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.

La Fin Absolue Du Monde will see release via The Compound and Creator-Destructor Records on May 27th. Currently in manufacturing at the mighty Pirates Press, the vinyl version will come in two schemes; the Creator-Destructor version in a half-and-half Grey/”Halloween Orange” pattern, and The Compound version on grey wax with heavy Black/White/”Orange Crush” splatter, each in runs of 250 copies in a wide-spine, uncoated jacket with a digital download code included. The CD will be housed with a high-quality, six-panel digipak. Preorders are available via The Compound HERE, via Creator-Destructor HERE, and digital preorders are live HERE.

ENABLER Tour Actions:
4/09/2014 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI
4/10/2014 Dragonfly Lounge – Madison, WI
4/11/2014 Error Records – Champagne, IL @ Skeletal Lightning Fest II
4/12/2014 Bier Stube – Moline, IL w/ Northless
4/13/2014 The Demo – St. Louis, MO
4/14/2014 The Donut Shop – Covington, KY
4/15/2014 Live at the Alamo – Erie, PA
4/16/2014 Badlands – Syracuse, NY
4/17/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest w/ Cop Problem
4/18/2014 The Worthen – Lowell, MA w/ Cop Problem
4/19/2014 Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cop Problem, Go Deep, Agitator
4/20/2014 Backroom Studios – Rockaway, NJ w/ Cop Problem
4/21/2014 Black Box – Philadelphia, PA w/ Cop Problem, Outer Heaven, Occult 45, Population Zero
4/22/2014 The Hook Up – Virginia Beach, VA
4/23/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
4/24/2014 Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Die Choking, Black Mask, Meth Quarry, Rabid Pigs
4/25/2014 Carabar – Columbus, OH @ Forward Ohio Fest
4/26/2014 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH
4/27/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Iron Reagan, Occultist
5/15/2014 Coach and Horses – Windsor, ON
5/16/2014 Centre-Ville De – Montreal, QC @ Pouzza Fest
5/17/2014 The Central – Toronto, ON
5/18/2014 HvyHouse – Ottawa, ON
5/20/2014 Bar Le Megog – Sherbrooke, QC
5/21/2014 TBA – Burlington, VT
5/22/2014 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME
5/23/2014 Even Flow – Bay Shore, NY w/ Maruta
5/25/2014 Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
5/28/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *
5/29/2014 Drunk Horse – Fayetteville, NC *
5/30/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte NC *
5/31/2014 611 – Frederick, MD *
6/01/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA *
6/02/2014 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA *
6/03/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA *
6/04/2014 American Legion Post 80 – Binghamton, NY *
6/05/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA *
6/06/2014 Even Flow – Long Island, NY *
6/07/2014 Europa – Brooklyn, NY *
6/08/2014 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA *
6/09/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY *
6/10/2014 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI *
6/11/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH *
6/12/2014 Birdy’s – Indianapolis, IN *
6/13/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL *
6/14/2014 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI *
6/15/2014 Bottom End Bar – Appleton, WI *
6/16/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN *
6/17/2014 TBA *
6/18/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO *
6/19/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN *
6/20/2014 Southport – New Orleans, LA *
6/21/2014 Dollhouse – Savannah, GA *
6/22/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL *
6/23/2014 Looseys – Gainesville, FL *
6/24/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
6/25/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL *
10/31/11/02/2014 The Fest 13 – Gainesville, FL [info]
[* w/ Eyehategod, Ringworm]

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INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Technical Death Metal Faction To Unleash Second LP Via Unique Leader; Album Teaser Posted

April 16th, 2014

California technical death metal faction, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, who feature within their ranks members of Brain Drill and Son Of Aurelius, will unleash their sophomore effort, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement, this Summer via extreme metal merchants, Unique Leader Records.

Tracked by Max Zigman (Son of Aurelius, Smaragos) at Parade Outrageous in Santa Cruz and produced by Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement boasts eight conceptual tracks of progressive punishment. The follow-up to 2012’s Liberation Through Hearing, which MetalSucks championed for its “erie, psychedelic themes richly animated by the grandiose contrast between shamanic atmosphere and uncompromising brutality,” finds INANIMATE EXISTENCE’s signature, over-the-top compositions elevated to an entirely new level of profundity. Each movement marvels at its own innovative density as intricate guitar structures coil seamlessly around complex rhythms and infernal vocal tirades all the while maintaining an absorbing magnetism that draws exploratory listeners in with each new measure. The record includes several guest musicians who offer female vocal accents, clarinet, bass flute, harp, bongos and other nuances to the proceedings, only adding to the record’s already confounding depth.

A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement Track Listing:
1. Om Mani Padme Um
2. Omen
3. Bioluminescent Photophores
4. The Rune of Destruction
5. The Catacomb of Mirrors
6. Staring Through Fire
7. Out of Body Experience
8. Dueling Shadows

INANIMATE EXISTENCE’s A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement will be released on June 24th, 2014 via Unique Leader Records. Special preorder bundles will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, wrap your head around the album teaser below.

INANIMATE EXISTENCE:
Cameron Porras – Guitar/Vocals
Joel Guernsey – Guitar
Ron Casey – Drums (Brain Drill)
Riley McShane – Vocals (Son Of Aurelius)
Scott Bradley – Bass

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SERPENTINE PATH Debuts First Single From Sophomore Relapse LP

April 16th, 2014

Relapse Records has just released the first single to be released from the second LP from NYC morbid sludge metal kingpins, SERPENTINE PATH.

The highly anticipated follow-up to SERPENTINE PATH’s self-titled 2012 debut, Emanations is the band’s first studio venture featuring new second guitarist Stephen Flam, the mastermind behind NYC doom/death legends, Winter — aligned with founding members Tim Bagshaw (ex-Ramesses, ex-Electric Wizard) and a triad of ex-Unearthly Trance members, bassist Jay Newman, drummer Darren Verni and vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (The Howling Wind). Capturing forty-five minutes of true sludge punishment from this true underground all-star team, Emanations was recorded by Newman, as with their debut, after which it was mastered at Audiosiege, the album dredging forth the band’s most demoralizing and anguish-filled slow-motion chaos yet, and fittingly enshrouded by striking artwork by in-house Relapse artist Orion Landau.

“Disfigured Colossus” is the fourth of Emanations’ seven grueling tracks, and has been today released in several methods of dispersal, now playing at Youtube HERE and Soundcloud HERE.

Emanations will see release through Relapse on May 27th, 2014 on CD, LP and digital formats; preorders for the album can be placed HERE, and via iTunes HERE.

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MOUNT SALEM: Chicago Psychedelic Doom Conjurors Announce Headlining Tour

April 15th, 2014

Chicago psychedelic doom rock conjurors and recent Metal Blade signees, MOUNT SALEM, will embark on a full headlining tour this May! The trek will pillage its way through select cities between Chicago and Los Angeles, and includes one-off shows in New Mexico and Arizona opening up for doom legends, Saint Vitus! MOUNT SALEM will be touring in support of their Endless EP.

Mega blog, Loudwire.com, recently featured an interview with vocalist/organist Emily Kopplin as part of their “Vital Vinyl” column. The column highlights Endless’ striking cover art, the band’s proclivity for vinyl, and more. Check out the entire interview and photos at THIS LOCATION.

MOUNT SALEM
5/01/2014 Township – Chicago, IL
5/02/2014 Dragonfly Lounge – Madison, WI
5/03/2014 JB’s Speakeasy – La Crosse, WI
5/04/2014 Chesterfield – Sioux City, IA
5/05/2014 The Bourbon – Lincoln, NE
5/06/2014 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO w/ Speedwolf
5/08/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Saint Vitus, Sons of Huns
5/09/2014 Club Red – Tempe, AZ w/ Saint Vitus, Sons of Huns
5/10/2014 TBA – Los Angeles, CA
5/11/2014 The Makeout Room – San Francisco, CA
5/12/2014 Witch Room – Sacramento, CA
5/13/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR
5/15/2014 The shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT
5/16/2014 Future Shock – Frisco, CO
5/17/2014 Kung Fu Tap And Taco – Des Moines, IA

MOUNT SALEM is a four-piece psychedelic rock/doom metal band. They started writing music together in the summer of 2012 and released their first debut EP, Endless, in the Spring of 2013. Taking influence from the classics like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, MOUNT SALEM play loud, heavy rock ‘n’ roll using all vintage gear. Throwing their own twist of dark, mysterious doom into their summonings, MOUNT SALEM systematically pull listeners into their sinister realm of sound; their lyrical imagery serving as a ride all its own. Metal Blade Records signed the band in the Summer of 2013 and recently released an extended version of Endless containing two additional, brand-new tracks.

“Endless feels like it’s trapped in the nightmarish head-space of a psychic medium on a bad trip.” — Mister Growl

“Whether you’re a fan of psychedelic rock, stoner rock or doom metal, there’s a little something for everybody on Mount Salem’s ‘Endless.’” — Loudwire

“Debut album, Endless, is an absolute monolith of a record that combines the sludgy, droning guitars of Iommi’s finest vintage with Emily’s shimmering vocals and epic Jon Lord-style organ rushes. It’s retro, yes, but it also sounds too exciting to be dismissed as simply revisionism.” — Metal Hammer

“You do not want to pass this one up. MOUNT SALEM have managed to set themselves apart with well-written songs, haunting vocals, killer riffs, and the right type of mood that is essential for crafting memorable metal.” — Verbicide

“For MOUNT SALEM, that uniqueness is unequivocally the monstrous vocal abilities of frontwoman Emily Kopplin – like holy balls, she has some pipes.” – Dead Rhetoric


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SKINFATHER: Entire Debut LP From California Death Mob Playing At Revolver

April 15th, 2014

As Southern California death quintet, SKINFATHER, is readying for the release of their debut LP, None Will Mourn, to see release in one week via Streetcleaner Records, today the entire record is now playing via Revolver Magazine’s website.

Taking direct inspiration from the 1990s Stockholm death metal scene and even slicing their moniker right off of a classic Dismember tune, on None Will Mourn, SKINFATHER delivers nine pulverizing hymns delivered with calculated precision and a cavernous production with just the slightest contemporary SoCal hardcore persuasion. The LP was engineered by Taylor Young from Nails, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and features the bold cover art crafted by Raul Gonzalez, and is set for digital and LP release via Todd Jones of Nails’ DIY label, Streetcleaner Records, on April 22nd.

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SKINFATHER will join Iron Lung and Bone Sickness supporting Nails’ West Coast tour running from May 1st through 5th, with Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle on the list to get obliterated. Later this year, SKINFATHER and Nails will invade the East Coast, with that tour and additional live actions to be locked in the coming weeks.

Preorders for the LP version of None Will Mourn, which includes an instant digital download, are also now live, alongside other Skinfather gear HERE.

SKINFATHER West Coast Tour w/ Nails, Iron Lung, Bone Sickness:
5/01/2014 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA w/ Nausea
5/02/2014 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA w/ Violent Reaction, The Flex
5/03/2014 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
5/04/2014 Star Theatre – Portland, OR
5/05/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Gag

“How well Southern California’s Skinfather captures the spirit and unadulterated sonic brutality of that glorious moment in time, on the other hand, is no doubt about to turn more than a few heads.” – Decibel Magazine

“…the band has a very Nailsian feel about them; their music has that same cooked-to-a-crisp, forced-to-run-through-a-forest-of-straight-razors-and-swim-through-a-sea-of-Drano vibe to it. It’s killer stuff.” – MetalSucks

“Skinfather, instead of just riding one influence to death for an entire album, are able to adroitly combine elements of doom and even crust and thrash into a pummeling assault.  Meaty riffs and chunky breakdowns abound like some sort of metal stew, simmered to perfection in the flames of no frills, in your face death metal.” – Metal Insider

“Straying from the formula just enough to cement themselves on their own comfortable ground, Skinfather deliver on their debut LP an album both respectful of its roots and aligned towards their own unique sensibilities. Monotonous and a tad overwhelming at times, it’s an album that’s miles more so a ripper and one of my favorite albums this half of 2014.” – American Aftermath

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