HOD: San Antonio Blackened Death Horde Welcomes New Bassist; 2015 Live Assaults Unfold

January 23rd, 2015

San Antonio blackened death horde, HOD, is pleased to officially induct bassist, ZVS Gastelum, into their infernal ranks.Gastelum comes by way of Texas black metal legion, Plutonian Shore, as well as Gnostic and replaced longtime HOD comrade, Robert “Trans AM” Coleman.

Comments the band, “Changes suck but sometimes they have to happen. After many years of service and brotherhood our brother Robert ‘Trans AM’ Coleman is no longer in HOD. TA will be missed for sure. We hope he gets everything he wants with his current projects and future endeavors. Best of luck to you, brother! We would also like to welcome ZVS Gastelum. ZVS had been filling in on bass while TA was out with Goatwhore, and did a great job. So the choice to bring ZVS into the fold was an easy one to make.  ZVS fronts his own band Plutonian Shore, and brings with him many years of live experience. The guy will crush your skull! We are stoked to get out on the road with this demon and unleash hell!”

In related HOD developments, the band will bring their bestial hymns to the stage of the 5th Quarter Lounge in Indianapolis tonight with Carpathian Funeral followed by a performance in Chicago the following evening. HOD will also devour New Orleans and Miami in the coming weeks with additional live invasions in the plotting stages.

HOD:
1/23/2015 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN w/ Carpathian Funeral, Ptahil, more
1/24/2015 Cobra Lounge- Chicago, IL w/ Carpathian Funeral, Imperial Savagery, more
3/20/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
3/21/2015 Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL w/ Kult Ov Azazel, Solstice, Druid Lord, more

HOD released their Book Of The Worm full-length last Fall via Arctic Music. Named in honor of the Norse figure known as “the blind god,” a son of Odin, HOD persecutes the believers of more traditional religious beliefs with a relentless, kingdom-toppling brew of blackened death fans of Angel Corpse, early Morbid Angel, Deströyer 666, Von, Bloody Sign and other dealers of the evil arts won’t hesitate to burn a stack of bibles to. Produced by Dennis Munoz (Solstice) and featuring artwork by Jon Zig (Averse Sefira, Deeds of Flesh, Pyrexia), Book Of The Worm is HOD’s first full-length since 2009’s Ibex Moon-released Serpent, amidst several smaller releases, delivering their most catastrophic material to date.

Orders Book Of The Worm on CD via Arctic Music HERE and digitally via HOD’s Bandcamp HERE.

With potent songcraft and an upswing in career momentum, Book Of The Worm at long last establishes HOD as a beacon in the blackened thrash underground. – Metal Injection

“A hybrid of black and death metal, HOD are a ferocious live band with a huge stage presence loaded with jean jackets, spikes and bulletbelts, headbanging, and lots of PBR tall cans. Book Of The Worm is much in the same vein with a delivery similar to that of Deströyer 666. 4/5”  – About.com

“If life is truly nasty, brutish, and short, HOD remains that aphorism made ripping flesh and dripping blood.” – Austin Chronicle

“Full of fire and low on mercy, Book Of The Worm is a breakneck listening experience.” – Dead Rhetoric

“A smorgasbord of riffs and double bass destruction.” – Metal Underground

“… this five-piece attacks with as much Napalm Death as Dark Funeral. Sure, there’s Scandinavian influence dripping off of the riffs like the mold dripping off of that towel you’ve had in front of your shower for the past month, but the rhythm section is straight outta wherever the fuck grindcore comes from.” – Last Rites


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Bands In Vans: January 23rd, 2015

January 23rd, 2015

Lotta bands. Lotta tours. Support live music! Contact your local Earsplit operative for coverage inquiries: liz@earsplitcompound.com, dave@earsplitcompound.com or pr@earsplitcompound.com.

ABSTRACTER:
3/07/2015 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA *Record Release Show: w/ Dispirit, Alaric, Church [info]

AEON w/ Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Tribulation:
2/02/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/05/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/10/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
2/14/2014 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
2/16/2014 The Garric – Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2014 Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/20/2014 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
2/21/2014 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2014 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2014 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2014 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2014 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2014 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

ARMORED SAINT w/ Saxon:
5/08/2015 BB King’s – New York, NY
5/09/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
5/30/2015 House of Blues – W. Hollywood, CA

BEHEMOTH w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation:
2/02/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/05/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/10/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/11/2014Comodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
2/14/2014 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
2/16/2014 The Garric – Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2014 Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/20/2014 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2014 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2014 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2014 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2014 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2014 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2014 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

CANCER BATS w/ Exalt:
3/15/2015 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
3/16/2015 Fubar -St. Louis, MO
3/17/2015 SXSW – Austin, TX
3/23/2015 The End – Nashville, TN
3/24/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
3/25/2015 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/26/2015 Cake Shop – New York, NY
3/27/2015 Middle East – Upstairs – Cambridge, MA
3/28/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Behemoth, Aeon, Tribulation:
2/02/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/05/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/10/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/11/2014Comodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
2/14/2014 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
2/16/2014 The Garric – Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2014 Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/20/2014 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2014 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2014 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2014 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2014 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2014 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2014 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

CDC:
4/04-05/2015 Club Aqua – Jacksonville, FL @ Southeast Beast [info]
4/11/2015 Club 77 – San Juan, Puerto Rico

CLASSHOLE:
2/19/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX
2/20/2015 Remo’s – Fort Worth, TX
2/21/2015 Hangar 21 – Shreveport, LA

COWARDS:
2/08/2015 Burning Light Fest – Lisbon, PT w/ Bölzer, Plebeian Grandstand, Oathbreaker, Black Heart Rebellion, Acid Deathtrip, more [info]
3/05/2015 La Scène Michelet – Nantes, FR w/ Calvaiire, Like Pigs On Embers
3/06/2015 TBA – Rouen, FR
3/07/2015 Le Bocal – Caen, FR w/ Maussade, Defiance

DISGRACE w/ Harm’s Way, Enough Said:
1/23/2015 PBW – Pomona, CA
1/24/2015 Colony – Sacramento, CA
1/25/2015 924 Gilman – Berkeley, CA
1/26/2015 Ventura Music Factory – Ventura, CA

DISCOURSE:
2/04/2015 The Forge – Birmingham, AL w/ Blistered
2/05/2015 Corcosa House – Memphis, TN w/ Blistered
2/06-07/20015 Nelligan Hall – Louisville, KY w/ Blistered @ Mid West Blood Fest [info]
2/08/2015 The Livery – Dayton, OH w/ Blistered
2/09/2015 Cafe Coco – Nashville, TN w/ Blistered
2/10/2015 TBA – Chattanooga, TN w/ Blistered
4/17/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest [info]

DOWNFALL OF GAIA:
1/22/2015 Quinn’s – Beacon, NY
1/23/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
1/24/2015 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
1/25/2015 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
1/26/2015 DC9 – Washington, DC
1/27/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
1/28/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
1/29/2015 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
1/30/2015 Churchill’s – Miami, FL
1/31/2015 Fubar – St. Petersburg, FL
2/01/2015 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
2/02/2014 The Maze – New Orleans, LA
2/03/2015 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
2/04/2015 Double Wide – Dallas, TX
2/05/2015 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
2/06/2015 Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL
2/07/2015 The Wisco – Madison, WI
2/08/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
2/09/2015 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA
2/10/2015 The Monkey House – Burlington, VT
2/11/2015 UANC – North Haven, CT
2/12/2015 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA
2/13/2015 Saint Vitus – New York, NY

DRAGONFORCE w/ Kamelot:
4/27/2015 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
4/28/2015 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
4/29/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY
5/01/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
5/02/2015 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
5/03/2015 Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON
5/05/2015 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
5/06/2015 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
5/07/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
5/09/2015 Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
5/10/2015 Louis Pub – Saskatoon, SK
5/11/2015 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
5/12/2015 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
5/14/2015 The Grand Ballroom at the Regency – San Francisco, CA
5/15/2015 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
5/16/2015 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
5/18/2015 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
5/20/2015 Emos – Austin, TX
5/21/2015 Iron City Live – Birmingham, AL
5/22/2015 New Orleans Civic Theatre- New Orleans, LA
5/23/2015 House of Blues (Orlando) – Lake Buena Vista, FL

EARTH w/ Black Spirituals, Don McGreevy & Rogier Smal Duo:
1/22/2015 OCCII – Amsterdam, NL
1/23/2015 La Maroquinerie – Paris, FR
1/24/2015 L’Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, FR
1/25/2015 Dachstock – Reitschule – Bern, CH
1/27/2015 Antigel Festival – Geneva, CH *
1/28/2015 Lo Fi Club – Milan, IT
1/29/2015 Init Club – Rome, IT
1/30/2015 Freakout Club – Bologna, IT
1/31/2015 Orpheum Extra – Graz, AT
2/01/2015 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, SK
2/02/2015 Arena – Vienna, AT
2/03/2015 Mochvara Klub – Zagreb, HR
2/04/2015 A38 – Budapest, HU
2/06/2015 K4 – Nurnberg, DE
2/07/2015 Club Manufaktur – Schorndorf, DE
2/08/2015 Volksbuhne – Berlin, DE
2/09/2015 Pipl – Moscow, RU w/ Nadja *
2/10/2015 Kuudes Linja – Helsinki, FI w/ Janne Westerlund *
2/11/2015 Debaser Strand – Stockholm, SE
2/12/2015 Vulkan Arena – Oslo, NO
2/13/2015 Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
2/14/2015 Voxhall – Aarhus, DE
2/15/2015 Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, DK
2/17/2015 FZW – Dortmund, DE
2/18/2015 Vera – Groningen, NL
2/20/2015 Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK
2/21/2015 The Oobleck – Birmingham, UK
2/22/2015 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
2/23/2015 The Cluny – Newcastle, UK
2/24/2015 The Komedia – Brighton, UK
2/25/2015 De Kreun – Kortrijk, BE
2/27/2015 Kyttaro Club – Athens, GR *
2/28/2015 Borusan Müzik Evi – Istanbul, TU *
[* EARTH only]
5/08-5/10/2015 Austin Psych Fest: Levitation – Austin, TX
5/15-17/2015 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA @ Psycho California

ENSIFERUM:
1/22-1/26/2015 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise – Miami, FL
2/27/2015 Pakkahuone – Tampere, FI
2/28/2015 Rytmikorjaamo – Seianajoki, FI
3/06/2015 Lutakko – Jyvaskyla, FI
3/07/2015 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
w/ Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum:
3/11/2015 Zeche – Bochum, DE
3/12/2015 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
3/13/2015 Backstage – München, DE
3/14/2015 Masters of Rock Café – Zlin, CZ
3/15/2015 Club 202 – Budapest, HU
3/16/2015 Szene – Wien, AT
3/18/2015 Live Club – Milan, IT
3/19/2015 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH
3/20/2015 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR
3/21/2015 Z7 – Pratteln, CH
3/22/2015 Ninkasi Kao – Lyon, FR
3/23/2015 Le Bataclan – Paris, FR
3/24/2015 O2 Academy Islington-  London, UK
3/25/2015 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL
3/26/2015 Hedon – Zwolle, NL
3/27/2015 Biebob – Vosselaar, BE
3/28/2015 Tivoli – Bremen, DE
3/29/2015 Grünspan – Hamburg, DE
3/30/2015 Vega – Copenhagen, DK
3/31/2015 Göta Källare – Stockholm, SE
4/01/2015 Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, SE
4/02/2015 Inferno Metal Festival – Oslo, NO
Festivals Summer 2015:
8/13/2015 Rockstadt Extremefest – Rasnov, DE
6/19/2015 – 6/21/2015 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
7/30/2015 – 8/1/2015 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
8/06/2015 – 8/8/2015 Party San Open Air – Schlotheim, DE
8/09/2015 Bloodstock Open Air – Walton-On-Trent, GB
8/13/2015 – 8/15/2015 Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, DE

EXHUMED:
1/24/2015 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
1/25/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX
w/ Napalm Death, Voivod, Iron Reagan, Black Crown Initiate:
1/27/2015 Grand Central – Miami, FL w/ Ringworm
1/28/2015 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL w/ Ringworm
1/29/2015 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Ringworm
1/30/2015 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC w/ Ringworm
1/31/2015 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD w/ Ringworm
2/02/2015 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY w/ Ringworm
2/03/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Ringworm
2/04/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON
2/05/2015 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON
2/06/2015 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
2/07/2015 Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ Ringworm
2/08/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Ringworm
2/09/2015 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ Ringworm
2/10/2015 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL w/ Ringworm
2/11/2015 Amsterdam – Minneapolis, MN w/ Ringworm
2/12/2015 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB
2/13/2015 The Exchange – Regina, SK
2/14/2015 Republik – Calgary, AB
2/15/2015 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
2/17/2015 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC w/ Dayglo Abortions
2/18/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA w/ Theories
2/19/2015 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
2/20/2015 Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Phobia
2/21/2015 Strummers – Fresno, CA w/ Phobia
2/22/2015 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
2/23/2015 Club Red – Tempe, AZ w/ Phobia
2/24/2015 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM w/ Phobia
2/25/2015 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO w/ Phobia
2/26/2015 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS w/ Phobia
2/27/2015 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX w/ Phobia
2/28/2015 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX w/ Phobia

EYEHATEGOD:
1/22/2015 Jerry’s Pizza & Pub – Bakersfield, CA
1/23/2015 Moose Lodge – Lancaster, CA
1/24/2015 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA
1/25/2015 Sweet Springs Saloon – San Luis Obispo, CA
1/26/2015 Strummers – Fresno, CA
2/04/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Boston MA
2/05/2015 The Clash Bar – Clifton, NJ
2/06/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
2/07/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
2/08/2015 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Cro Mags, Saint Vitus, Misery Index
4/09/2015 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL
4/10/2015 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL

FALLUJAH w/ The Contortionist, Revocation, Toothgrinder:
2/07/2015 Emerson Theater – Indianapoli, IN
2/08/2015 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
2/10/2015 The End – Nashville, TN
2/11/2015 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
2/13/2015 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
2/14/2015 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
2/15/2015 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
2/17/2015 Greene Street Club – Greensboro, NC
2/18/2015 Empire West – Springfield, VA
2/19/2015 Revolution Music Hall – Amityville, NY
2/20/2015 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
2/21/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Brighton, MA
2/22/2015 Le Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
2/23/2015 Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
2/25/2015 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
2/26/2015 Tattoo Rock Parlour – Toronto, ON
2/27/2015 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
2/28/2015 Thompson House – Newport, KY

FASHION WEEK w/ Sky Acre:
2/06/2015 Beerland – Austin, TX
2/07/2015 Chekcpoint Charlie’s – New Orleans, LA
2/08/2015 Gene’s Lounge – Pensacola, FL
2/09/2015 Caledonia – Athens, GA
2/10/2015 Copper Top – Huntsville, AL
2/11/2015 Eisenhouser – Murfeesboro, TN
2/12/2015 Springwater – Nashville, TN
2/13/2015 M.F. Metal Music – Little Rock, AR
2/15/2015 The Yeti – Tulsa, OK

FUCKING INVINCIBLE:
2/27-3/01/2014 Bad Ass Weekend 3 – Houston, TX

GNAW THEIR TONGUES:
10/09-11/2015 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA @ California Deathfest [info]

GOATSNAKE:
5/24/2014 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD w/ Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Inverloch, Neurosis, Primordial, Winter, more
5/29-31/2015 Temples Festival – Bristol, UK w/ Sunn O))), Today Is The Day and Martyrdöd

GOATWHORE w/ Skeletonwitch, Mortals:
4/03/2015 Inferno Fest – Oslo, NO
4/04/2015 Kulturakademin- Motala, SW
4/06/2015 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
4/07/2015 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/08/2015 Bastard Club – Osnabruck, DE
4/10/2015 Cul Du sac – Tilburg, NL
4/11/2015 Sound Control  - Manchester, UK
4/12/2015 Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, IE
4/13/2015 Ivory Blacks  - Glasgow, UK
4/14/2015 The Oobleck  - Birmingham, UK
4/15/2015 Corporation – Sheffield, UK
4/16/2015 Underworld – London, UK
4/17/2015 Magasin 4 - Brussels, BE
4/18/2015  Underground – Koln, DE
4/19/2015  Covent Garden – Paris, FR
4/20/2015  La Nef – Angouleme, FR
4/21/2015  Sala Lemon  - Madrid, ES
4/22/2015 Sala Razz 3  - Barcelona, ES
4/23/2015 MJC O Totem – Lyon, FR
4/24/2015 Dynamo/Werk 21 - Zurich, CH
4/25/2015 Lo Fi – Milan, IT
4/26/2015 Traffic Live – Rome, IT
4/27/2015 p.m.k. – Innsbruck, AT
4/28/2015 Backstage – Munchen, DE
4/29/2015 Conne Island  - Leipzig, DE
4/30/2015  Magnet – Berlin, DE
5/01/2015  Arena – Wien, AT
5/02/2015 Exit-us – Prague, CR

HOD:
1/23/2015 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN w/ Carpathian Funeral, Ptahil, more
1/24/2015 Cobra Lounge- Chicago, IL w/ Carpathian Funeral, Imperial Savagery, more
3/20/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
3/21/2015 Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL w/ Kult Ov Azazel, Solstice, Druid Lord, more

INANIMATE EXISTENCE W/ Wrvth:
2/26/2015 The 207 – Stockton, CA
2/27/2015 EPEK Print Shop – Salinas, CA
2/28/2015 Musichead – Medford, OR
3/01/2015 The Third Street Pub – Bend, OR
3/02/2015 The Pin – Spokane, WA
3/03/2015 The Palace Lounge – Missoula, MT
3/04/2015 Machinery Row – Great Falls, MT
3/05/2015 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
3/06/2015 Bushwackers Saloon – Denver, CO
3/07/2015 The Blu Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM
3/08/2015 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
3/09/2015 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
3/10/2015 Boondocks Tavern – Banning, CA
3/11/2015 White Oak Music – Van Nuys, CA
3/12/2015 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA FREE Show!
3/13/2015 The Divebar – Las Vegas, NV
3/14/2015 Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA
3/15/2015 On The Y – Sacramento, CA

IN DEFENCE Southern US Tour 2015:
2/01/2015 Minnehaha Free Space – Minneapolis, MN
2/02/2015 Memory Lanes – Minneapolis, MN
2/03/2015 Underground Rock Shop – Des Moines, IA
2/04/2014 Vandals – Kansas City, MO
2/05/2015 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
2/06/2015 Three Links – Dallas, TX
2/07/2015 TBA – Austin, TX
2/08/2015 Limelight – San Antonio, TX
2/09/2015 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
2/10/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
2/11/2015 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
2/12/2015 TV Land – Tallahassee, FL
2/13/2015 Fubar Downtown – Tampa, FL
2/14/2015 Shantytown – Jacksonville, FL
2/15/2015 Churchills – Miami, FL
2/16/2015 TBA – St. Augustine, FL
2/17/2015 Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall – Orlando, FL
2/18/2015 (A) Space – Gainesville, FL
2/19/2015 The Guild Hall – Savannah, GA
2/20/2015 Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN
2/21/2015 Tower 2 – Nashville, TN
2/22/2015 The Demo – St. Louis, MO
2/23/2015 Peste De Merde – Columbia, MO
2/24/2015 The Health Club – Omaha, NE

KARMA TO BURN:
1/22/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
1/23/2015 Mangos – Houston, TX
1/24/2015 Mohawk – Austin, TX
1/25/2015 Double Wide – Dallas, TX
1/27/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
1/28/2015 The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
1/30/2015 Loaded – Hollywood, CA
1/31/2015 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
2/01/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
2/03/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/04/2015 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
2/06/2015 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2/07/2015 The Shredder – Boise, ID
2/08/2015 Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT
2/09/2015 Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
2/10/2015 Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS
2/11/2015 Fubar – St Louis, MO
2/12/2015 Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL
2/13/2015 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV

KING PARROT w/ Weedeater:
3/06/2015 Kavka – Antwerpen, BE
3/07/2015 Sound Control  – Manchester, UK
3/08/2015 Underworld  – London, UK
3/09/2015 Aeronef -  Lille, FR
3/10/2015 Glazart – Paris, FR
3/11/2015 Ptr,Usine  – Geneva, CH
3/12/2015 Freak Out  – Bologna, IW
3/13/2015 Juha West  – Stuttgart, DE
3/14/2015 Vortex Surfer  – Siegen, DE
3/15/2015 Burgerweeshuis – Deventer, NL
3/21/2015 The Lost Well – Austin, TX [more]
3/24/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM [more]
3/25/2015 Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ [more]
3/26/2015 Casbah – San Diego, CA [more]
3/27/2015 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA [more]
3/28/2015 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA [more]
3/29/2015 DNA – San Francisco, CA [more]
3/30/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA [more]
3/31/2015 Dante’s – Portland, OR [more]
4/01/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA [more]
4/02/2015 The Pin – Spokane, WA [more]
4/03/2015 Neurolux – Boise, ID [more]
4/04/2015 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT [more]
4/05/2015 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO [more]
4/07/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO [more]
4/08/2015 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA [more]
4/09/2015 Rock Island Brewing – Rock Island, IL [more]
4/10/2015 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI [more]
4/11/2015 Subterranean – Chicago, IL [more]
4/12/2015 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH [more]
4/13/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY [more]
4/14/2015 Nectars – Burlington, VT [more]
4/15/2015 T.T. The Bear’s Place – Boston, MA [more]
4/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA [more]
4/18/2015 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC [more]

MAID MYRIAD:
2/06/2015 Buzzbin Shop – Canton, OH
2/07/2015 Backroom Studios – Rockaway, NJ w/ East Of The Wall, El Drugstore, Zevious
2/13/2015 AS220 – Providence, RI
2/15/2015 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD
2/20/2015 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV
2/22/2015 The Main Street Cafe – Clarksburg, WV

NEUROSIS:
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD w/ Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Goatsnake, Primordial, more [info]

OBLITERATIONS:
2/11/2015 Great Scott – Boston, MA w/ Sick Feeling
2/12/2015 L’Agitee – Quebec City, QC w/ Sick Feeling
2/13/2015 Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC w/ Sick Feeling
2/14/2015 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON w/ Sick Feeling
2/15/2015 Call The Office – London, ON w/ Sick Feeling
2/16/2015 Magic Stick Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ Sick Feeling
2/17/2015 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL w/ Sick Feeling
2/18/2015 Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH w/ Sick Feeling
2/19/2015 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Sick Feeling
2/20/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Sick Feeling
2/21/2015 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA w/ Sick Feeling
5/29-31/2015 Temples Festival – Bristol, UK w/ Converge, Sunn O))), Nails

POWER TRIP:
2/23/2015 Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
2/24/2015 The North Door – Austin, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
2/25/2015 1011 – San Antonio, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
3/03/2015 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
3/04/2015 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL w/ Build and Destroy
3/05/2015 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Build and Destroy
3/06/2015 Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/07/2015 The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/08/2015 The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/09/2015 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/10/2015 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/12/2015 The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/13/2015 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/14/2015 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/15/2015 The Glass House – Pomona, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/16/2015 Club Red – Mesa, AZ w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/17/2015 Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Merchandise
3/18/2015 Primal Skate Shop – Abilene, TX w/ Merchandise
3/22/2015 South By So What?! - Grand Prairie,TX [info]

POWERED WIG MACHINE:
2/21/2015 The Rock – Tucson, AZ @ Borderlands Fuzz Fiesta w/ Fireball Ministry, Wo Fat, Mos Generator, more [info]
3/11/2015 The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ w/ Uriah Heep

PRIMITIVE MAN:
3/30/2015 Unicorn – London, UK w/ Sea Bastard
3/31/2015 TBA – Nottingham, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/01/2015 Roadhouse – Manchester, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/02/2015 South Sea Live – Sheffield, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/03/2015 South Sea Live – Newcastle, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/04/2015 Audio – Glasgow, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/05/2015 Bannermans – Edinburgh, UK w/ Sea Bastard
5/16/2015 TBA – Omaha, NE w/ Wake
5/17/2015 The Black Hole – Cedar Falls, IA w/ Wake
5/18/2015 Skeletunes Lounge – Fortwayne, IN w/ Wake
5/19/2015 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Wake
5/20/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ Wake
5/21 – 5/25/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
5/26/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
5/27/2015 TBA – Dayton, OH
5/28/2015 The Demo – St. Louis, MO
5/29/2015 Flux Capacitor - Colorado Springs, CO

PRIMORDIAL:
1/24/2015 Magazin4 – Brussels, BE
2/05/2015 Audio – Glasgow, UK
2/06/2015 Sound Control – Manchester, UK
2/07/2015 Islington Academy – London, UK
2/19/2015 Blastfest 2015 – Bergen, NO
2/21/2015 Volta Club – Moscow, RU
4/04/2015 Radau gegen HIV – Münster, DE
4/05/2015 Dark Easter Metal Meeting – München, DE
6/13-14/2015 Metalhead Meeting 2015 – Bucharest, RO
6/19-21/2015 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, BE
7/17/2015 Bang Your Head – Balingen, DE

REVOCATION w/ The Contortionist, Fallujah, Toothgrinder
2/07/2015 Emerson Theater – Indianapoli, IN
2/08/2015 Mojoes –  Joliet, IL
2/10/2015 The End – Nashville, TN
2/11/2015 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
2/13/2015 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
2/14/2015 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
2/15/2015 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
2/17/2015 Greene Street Club – Greensboro, NC
2/18/2015 Empire West – Springfield, VA
2/19/2015 Revolution Music Hall – Amityville, NY
2/20/2015 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
2/21/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Brighton, MA
2/22/2015 Le Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
2/23/2015 Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
2/25/2015 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
2/26/2015 Tattoo Rock Parlour – Toronto, ON
2/27/2015 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
2/28/2015 Thompson House – Newport, KY

SORXE:
1/26/2015 Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ w/ Helms Alee, Marriages

THE DRIP:
2/22/2015 333 – Vancouver, BC w/ Enabler, Call Of The Void
2/23/2015 The Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Enabler, Call Of The Void
2/24/2015 The Hop – Spokane, WA w/ Enabler, Call Of The Void

THE ROAD HOME:
1/22/2015 1234 Go! Records – Oakland, CA – in-store performance [info]
1/23/2015 Metavinyl - Santa Cruz, CA [info]
1/24/2015 Audies Olympic - Fresno, CA [info]
1/25/2015 Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society – Los Angeles, CA
1/27/2015 TKO Records – Huntington Beach, CA – in-store performance [info]
1/28/2015 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ [info]
1/29/2015 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
1/30/2015 Heart of Gold Tattoo – Salt Lake City, UT
1/31/2015 Crazy Heart – Boise, ID
2/02/2015 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA [info]
2/03/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA [info]
2/04/2015 Hawthorne Theatre front room – Portland, OR [info]

UFOMAMMUT:
4/24/2015 Desert Fest – Berlin, DE
4/26/2015 Desert Fest – London, UK
5/21/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD 5/21/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

WRVTH w/ Inanimate Existence:
2/26/2015 The 207 – Stockton, CA
2/27/2015 EPEK Print Shop – Salinas, CA
2/28/2015 Musichead – Medford, OR
3/01/2015 The Third Street Pub – Bend, OR
3/02/2015 The Pin – Spokane, WA
3/03/2015 The Palace Lounge – Missoula, MT
3/04/2015 Machinery Row – Great Falls, MT
3/05/2015 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
3/06/2015 Bushwackers Saloon – Denver, CO
3/07/2015 The Blu Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM
3/08/2015 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
3/09/2015 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
3/10/2015 Boondocks Tavern – Banning, CA
3/11/2015 White Oak Music – Van Nuys, CA
3/12/2015 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA FREE Show!
3/13/2015 The Divebar – Las Vegas, NV
3/14/2015 Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA
3/15/2015 On The Y – Sacramento, CA

XIBALBA Tierra Y Libertad Record Release Shows:
1/30/2015 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA w/ All Out War, Skinfather
1/31/2015 Gilman – Berkeley, CA w/ All Out War, Skinfather
2/07/2015 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA w/ Excel, Rotting Out
2/18/2015 Bogies – Albany, NY w/ The Banner
2/19/2015 Haverhill – Haverhill, MA w/ The Banner
2/20/2015 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening
2/21/2015 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening
2/22/2015 Firehouse 13 – Providence, RI w/ The Banner, Rude Awakening

YOB North American Tour 2015:
3/04/2015 Press Club – Sacramento, CA w/ Will Haven
3/05/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/06/2015 Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/07/2015 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/09/2015 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/10/2015 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/11/2015 Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/12/2015 Crazy Horse – Boise, ID w/ Ecstatic Vision
3/13/2015 Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/14/2015 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/16/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/17/2015 Thaila Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/18/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Ecstatic Vision
3/19/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/20/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/21/2015 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/22/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/23/2015 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/24/2015 Sinclair – Boston, MA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision [info]
3/26/2015 King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC w/ Witch Mountain
3/27/2015 The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN w/ Witch Mountain
3/28/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ Witch Mountain
3/29/2015 Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN w/ Witch Mountain
3/30/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Witch Mountain
3/31/2015 Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ Witch Mountain
4/01/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ Witch Mountain
4/03/2015 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Witch Mountain
4/04/2015 The Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ w/ Witch Mountain

ZEX Wanderlust Tour 2015:
2/07/2015 Penang, Malaysia
2/08/2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2/10/2015 Batu Pahat, Malaysia
2/11/2015 Singapore, Singapore
2/13/2015 Sidoarjo, Indonesia
2/14/2015 Gresik, Indonesia
2/15/2015 Kediri, Indonesia
2/16/2015 Solo, Indonesia
2/17/2015 Klaten, Indonesia
2/19/2015 Bandung, Indonesia
2/20/2015 Jakarta, Indonesia
2/22/2015 Brisbane, Australia
2/24/2015 Sydney, Australia
2/25/2015 Canberra, Australia
2/26/2015 Melbourne, Australia
2/27/2015 Adelaide, Australia
2/28/2015 Melbourne, Australia
3/01/2015 Auckland, New Zealand
3/02/2015 Wellington, New Zealand

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VOICES: New Record From UK Avant Sound Contortionists Streaming At Cvlt Nation; London To See North American Release Next Tuesday

January 23rd, 2015

Just days away from its North American release, today Cvlt Nation streams London, the brand new studio offering from UK avant sound contortionists, VOICES, in its entirety.

Delivering fourteen bastardized tracks of progressive blackened psychedelic melancholia centered on the forgotten and diseased underbelly of England’s capital city, VOICES – who features within their twisted ranks former members of Akercocke and My Dying Bride – compose perfectly imperfect sounds to welcome the end of creation, the extinction of the human, the collapse of music as we once knew…

Already reaping critical acclaim throughout European media outlets with Metal Hammer naming the record, “one of the most unique and ambitious metal albums of recent years… from sumptuous beauty through helplessly driven, angular extremity to mind-flaying, id-erupting mania, London is a shattering of the senses, and a psychedelic thrill ride down the rabbit-hole of consciousness,” and Angry Metal Guy assuring, “you’ll be completely captivated right until the final excruciating note,London is earning similar accolades on North American shores. Metal Insider applauds a band, “unafraid of musical exploration,” furthering that, “their ability to seamlessly meld together genres as varied as black and death metal with dark folk and prog rock, among so many others, would be commendable in attempt alone. But the success in which they’ve been able to so perfectly paint this shadow world with music, beyond how they are describing it directly in words, makes this album one of the most distinctive and engaging metal albums in recent memory.” Metal Underground calls London, “a sprawling piece of work,” and a, “solid effort of progressive black/death metal,” Dead Rhetoric commends in an 8.5/10 rating an, “utterly bleak,” offering that captures, “a feeling of a demented rollercoaster ride,” adding, “London is an exquisite trip worth taking on repeated occasions,” while New Noise Magazine notes, “VOICES has certainly crafted a challenging and harsh listen, but that doesn’t diminish how impressive the full result is, given you have the time and energy to take a harrowing journey with these Englishmen.”

Celebrating a record that’s “beautiful and furious, frustrated and self-assured,” VOICES’ London is currently streaming, courtesy of Cvlt Nation, at THIS LOCATION.

VOICES was formed in London in 2011 as a new experiment from guitarist/vocalist Peter Benjamin, drummer David Gray and bassist Sam Loynes (all former members of Akercocke) with a mission to create a deep brand of cold and confronting music, part hypnotic yet often disturbing, focusing from an avant-garde take upon black metal, whilst always striving to explore a wide musical spectrum.

London will be released in North America via Candlelight Records on January 27th, 2015. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

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FALLOCH: This Island, Our Funeral Full-Length From Scottish Melancholic Post-Metallers Streaming In Its Entirety At Skulls ‘N’ Bones; North American Release Date Draws Near

January 23rd, 2015

This Island, Our Funeral is the latest long player from Scottish melancholic post-metallers, FALLOCH. Set for release in North America via Candlelight next week, the follow up to 2011’s Where Distant Spirits Remain was tracked at London’s Orgone Studios by Jaime Gomez Arellanu (Ghost, Cathedral, Ulver), and delivers nearly an hour’s worth of dark, chilling odes of atmospheric beauty.

Metal Injection likens the record’s sound to, “a gorgeous blend of the spirit of an Agalloch epic with the epic majesty of a band like Borknagar,” while Lonesome Noise notes, “FALLOCH has created an album that soars above us like a bird of prey, so majestic, so gorgeous, yet ready to strike at any point without much warning. It’s an album that fans of everything from Opeth to Jesu to Agalloch to Tool could find something to latch onto and one that deserves as many repeat listens as you’re willing to give.” Adds Metal Purgatory in a perfect 5/5 review, “If this album can teach us anything, it is that we all come from this Earth and that this will be our funeral grounds. The emotions and power behind this album is immense and incomparable to anything else you will experience…”

Delve into the forlorn world of FALLOCH’s This Island, Our Funeral, currently streaming in full at Skulls ‘N’ Bones HERE.

Forged in Glasgow, Scotland in 2010 by Andy Marshall and Scott McLean and named after the Falls of Falloch waterfall in Crianlarich, FALLOCH draws inspiration from an assortment of genres from metal, atmospheric rock, post-rock and Scottish folk to minimalist composers like Arvo Pärt and Yann Tiersen. Formerly a duo, the band now features an expanded lineup of new vocalist/guitarist Tony Dunn, bassist Ben Brown, and drummer Steve Scott with founder/guitarist McLean.

FALLOCH’s This Island, Our Funeral will be released in North America via Candlelight Records on January 27th, 2015. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

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NERVECELL: New Video From Dubai Death Thrash Legion Now Playing At Decibel Magazine; Psychogenocide Re-Release Looms

January 23rd, 2015

Among Dubai’s most extreme bands to emerge from the territory, death/thrash legion, NERVECELL, is readying for the re-release of their critically fawned-upon Psychogenocide full-length, set to drop via Unique Leader Records next week.

Produced and engineered by guitarist Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai, UAE with drums engineered by Joe Haley at Red Planet Studios in Hobart, Australia, then mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) in Bialystok, Poland, Psychogenocide boasts Psycroptic’s David Haley on session drums as well a guest vocal appearance from Nile’s Karl Sanders on “Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness).”

As a precursor to its release, now just days away, today Decibel Magazine hurls forth the visual depiction of fourth cut, “Amok Doctrine.” The five-plus minute clip hurls fans head first into the sinister pandemonium of a NERVECELL live performance.

Witness the brutality, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it visit Revolver Magazine’s web portal for in-depth track-by-track video breakdown of Psychogenocide at THIS LOCATION.

Forged in 2000, NERVECELL’s distinctive blend of Middle Eastern death/thrash and a reputation for devastating live presentations have earned tours alongside the iconic likes of Metallica, Morbid Angel, and Deicide as well as appearances at many of Europe’s most renowned festivals including Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault. The widespread success of Psychogenocide also awarded NERVECELL the honor of being crowned the “All Time Best Selling Metal Act” in the Middle East and North Africa region, consequently receiving a plaque of recognition from Virgin Megastores (MENA) in January of 2012 certifying this exceptional achievement. Psychogenocide was also lauded as one of the “Top 10 Death Metal Albums Of 2011″ by media outlets globally including Metal Hammer Magazine who named NERVECELL one of the “Defenders Of The Faith,” listing the band as one of the “50 Heroes Of The New Metal Revolution.

More recently, NERVECELL recently spoke with MTV Iggy about the current social climates in relation to the themes contained within the record. Check it out HERE.

Psychogenocide will be reissued worldwide on January 27th, 2015 via Unique Leader Records. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

“…a must have for every metal hornet.” – Legacy


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LAE: Two New Videos From Break The Clasp And 2xLP Version Of Album Now In Production

January 22nd, 2015

Montreal’s psychedelic post-rock quintet, LAE, has put two brand new videos into construction for release over the coming months as the deluxe 2xLP version of their debut LP, Break The Clasp, is about to hit the pressing plant for an early Springtime release. A visual depiction of the diverse track, “Sister,” which features some of the heaviest moments on Break The Clasp and one of the few scathing deliveries from vocalist Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) on the album, has been commissioned to David Hall of Handshake Inc. (Brutal Truth, Today is the Day, Maryland Deathfest: the Movie). Additionally, the members of LAE are working on a video for the album’s magnificently heartbreaking “To Give You The Stars Above” anthem in-house.

Both new visual accompaniments to Break The Clasp will see release late this Winter or early Spring, just as LAE prepares to release the mammoth vinyl edition of the album, which is currently being readied for the pressing plant. The final details on the pressing are still being locked up, but both platters will be constructed of 180-gram or thicker heavyweight vinyl with a colored run, and will be housed in a double gatefold jacket with spot varnish on the front and back, with poly-lined black sleeves and a digital download card. Preorders for the 2xLP edition of Break The Clasp will be available in the coming weeks with a variety of package options.

Stream Break The Clasp in its entirety at THIS LOCATION.

Break The Clasp is out now on The Compound and Battleground Records. The six-panel, spot-varnished, eco-friendly digipak can be ordered HERE, the digital via BandCamp, iTunes , Google Play and more.

A monumentally dejected yet inspiring nearly hour-long psychedelic journey through thirteen dynamic movements, LAE’s Break The Clasp saw its initial digital and CD release at the end of November as a collaborative effort between The Compound Recs, Battleground Records and LAE themselves. Recorded in full analog in main songwriter Marc Lucas Ablasou’s woodshop in Montreal by Steve Austin of Today Is The Day and Austin Enterprises, who provided lead vocals to the entire album, the lineup is completed by Ronald Jean-Gilles, Serge Nakauchi Pelletier, Stephane Desgroseilliers. Re-envisioning their original anthems — penned under initial moniker LAE-TSEU in the mid-late 1990s — alongside new songs, the band recorded live on vintage 1970s equipment utilizing a range of guitars, basses, drums, accordion, trumpet, saws, organs, pianos, electronics and a multitude of vocal styles into a four-part storyline of life, love, hope and death. Following several overdub sessions at Austin Enterprises where the songs were mixed and mastered, the album was shrouded by otherworldly artwork by Sonny Kay (The VSS, Angel Hair, Gold Standard Laboratories label), completing this transcendentally gloomy yet beautifully delivered opus.

LAE has also been intensely writing new material for their follow-up to Break The Clasp. Check out a photo set of the band in the frozen Montreal Winter on the band’s official Facebook page HERE.

“…the heart-on-sleeve frontman that Austin occasionally embodies is on full display here, with only snippets of backwoods dementia seeping through. And the band has created an ideal atmosphere, borrowing liberally from the likes of Slint and Tortoise with mesmeric rhythms and askew harmonies, while adding dollops of psych and the occasional metallic bombast that’s actually reminiscent of early TITD. 8/10” – Decibel Magazine

“The resultant record is a fragmentary, shifting record, switching between Slint-like passages of angular guitar and sung-spoken vocals and abrasive assaults (witness the caustic fuzz at the core of ‘Sister’), punctuated by acoustic sketches in the shape of ‘Broken Knee’, ‘Let Me Die In The Memory Of Her Arms’ and ‘Space Travel’…” – The Quietus

“…the vitality in the 13 tracks (yes, even the crushingly slow ones) is fresh to the point of its newness, and even the parts meant to be abrasive, opener ‘Sexy Sadie’ or pieces of ‘17 Queen’ for example, hold onto a wonderful depth the mix and a feeling of texture that feeds Break the Clasp’s otherworldly spirit and brings you along its path of consuming strangeness. Austin is a presence, but by no means the star, and the whole band Lae shines across Break the Clasp’s fascinating span. A debut no one knew they were awaiting, but they were.” – The Obelisk

“#22 (out of 100) album of 2014.” – Emoragei Magazine

“…echoes psychedelic progressive rock and post-rock but the overall picture is far more expansive… wholly unique and escapes categorization.” – American Aftermath

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DISCOURSE: Blow The Scene Cranks Out New Track From South Carolina Hardcore Quartet; Debut LP Out Next Week

January 22nd, 2015

Now just days from hitting via Closed Casket Activities, a new track has been shed from DISCOURSE’s debut LP, Sanity Decays, with the premiere of “Time Pries” playing exclusively at Blow The Scene. The second track from the LP bears some of the most tumultuous but seamless, bellowing riffage on the entire album, raging with technical slick sense of brutality reminiscent of heroes Botch and Turmoil, with a remorseless delivery which still allows the album’s pristine production qualities to shine.

Hear DISCOURSE’s “Time Pries” exclusively via Blow The Scene RIGHT HERE.

Also hear album-opener “Cure,” featuring guest vocals from Thomas Pearson of Foundation, via Lambgoat HERE.

Sanity Decays’ ten vigorous tracks boast Columbia, South Carolina-based hardcore outfit DISCOURSE’s refreshing hybrid of jagged hardcore, citing the likes of purveyors Turmoil, Indecision and Buried Alive, with a vibrant approach that breathes furious punk rock energy with enraged, modern sensibilities. Recorded with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) at Bricktop Recording Studio in Chicago, and the vocals captured at The Jam Room with Jay Matheson in the band’s hometown, Sanity Decays was mixed by Nelson and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Tragedy), and bears cover art by Jesse Schaller (Skeletonwitch, Xibalba, Suburban Scum).

Closed Casket Activities releases Sanity Decays on January 27th through 12” vinyl and digital formats. Preorders are available HERE.

Following their upcoming Southeast US tour with Blistered, running from February 4th through the 10th, and including Midwest Blood Fest with Bitter End, Fire & Ice, Naysayer, Bent Life and many others in Louisville, Kentucky, DISCOURSE has also been added to this year’s installment of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts, set to play Friday, April 17th alongside the likes of Code Orange, Homewrecker, Overcast and more.

DISCOURSE Tour Dates:
2/04/2015 The Forge – Birmingham, AL w/ Blistered
2/05/2015 Corcosa House – Memphis, TN
2/06-07/20015 Nelligan Hall – Louisville, KY @ Mid West Blood Fest [info]
2/08/2015 The Livery – Dayton, OH w/ Blistered
2/09/2015 Cafe Coco – Nashville, TN w/ Blistered
2/10/2015 TBA – Chattanooga, TN w/ Blistered
4/17/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest [info]

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WRATH OF VESUVIUS: West Coast Technical Death Metal Collective Joins Unique Leader Records; Live Actions With Inanimate Existence Confirmed

January 22nd, 2015

California technical death metal collective, WRATH OF VESUVIUS, now more commonly known as WRVTH, recently joined forces with extreme metal powerhouse, Unique Leader Records, for the release of their third full-length this Spring.

Established in 2007, WRVTH self-financed their 2009 A World In Peril EP followed by their 2010 debut long player Portals Through Ophiuchus before piquing the interest of Mediaskare Records who released sophomore rager, Revelation, in 2013. Following two years of maniacal tour schedules, personnel shifts, and a wholly matured approach to their sound, WRATH OF VESUVIUS will drop their self-titled third offering this Spring.

Comments the band of their union with Unique Leader, “We are beyond excited to be working with Unique Leader Records. They have always had cutting edge heavy bands that stand out among the modern metal scene. They’re a solid label which means a lot these days, and we couldn’t have asked for a better partner in taking our next step. We took a fresh approach to writing this record and its really starting to come together. This band has changed a lot over the last few years, and we think this record will display the distinctive character and eclectic personality that we bring to each song.”

In related WRATH OF VESUVIUS missives, the band will level stages alongside tech death behemoths/labelmates Inanimate Existence on a two-plus week takeover. The Enter Into Atonement Tour 2015 is scheduled for liftoff on February 26th in Stockton, California and will wind through eighteen cities with additional onstage demolitions will be announced in the coming months.

WRVTH w/ Inanimate Existence:
2/26/2015 The 207 – Stockton, CA
2/27/2015 EPEK Print Shop – Salinas, CA
2/28/2015 Musichead – Medford, OR
3/01/2015 The Third Street Pub – Bend, OR
3/02/2015 The Pin – Spokane, WA
3/03/2015 The Palace Lounge – Missoula, MT
3/04/2015 Machinery Row – Great Falls, MT
3/05/2015 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
3/06/2015 Bushwackers Saloon – Denver, CO
3/07/2015 The Blu Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM
3/08/2015 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
3/09/2015 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
3/10/2015 Boondocks Tavern – Banning, CA
3/11/2015 White Oak Music – Van Nuys, CA
3/12/2015 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA FREE Show!
3/13/2015 The Divebar – Las Vegas, NV
3/14/2015 Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA
3/15/2015 On The Y – Sacramento, CA

Further WRATH OF VESUVIUS news to be announced as it becomes available. Stay tuned.

http://www.facebook.com/WrathofVesuvius
http://www.uniqueleader.com
http://www.facebook.com/UniqueLeaderRecords

ABSTRACTER: Vice Magazine Premieres “Cruciform” From Apocalyptic Oakland Outfit; Wound Empire Record Release Show Confirmed

January 22nd, 2015

With a nearly ten-and-a-half minute surge of harrowing crust/sludge superiority, “Cruciform” — the new single from Oakland, California’s apocalyptic ABSTRACTER and their impending Wound Empire LP — leaches itself to the populace internationally via Vice Magazine.

Boasting an apocalyptic view on the future, ABSTRACTER’s harsh output surges with crushing, blackened sludge infiltrated with elements of noise, black metal and psychedelic wrath, and Wound Empire boasts the band’s most demoralizing elements to date, its four massive movements consuming forty-two minutes. Recorded and mixed at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Noothgrush, etc.) and mastered at Audiosiege Mastering studios in Portland, Oregon by Brad Boatright (Wolves In The Throne Room, Nails, Sunn O))), Sleep, etc.), Wound Empire’s cover art and layout was handled by the band’s friend Kevin Gan Yuen of Sutekh Hexen. Vice Magazine releases the third track, “Cruciform,” inciting, “Oakland doom band ABSTRACTER must figure the end is coming any day now, so they’ve written the apocalypse a theme song… Listen to ‘Cruciform’ nice and loud while you browse WWI chemical warfare photos on Google. You can almost smell the fire and brimstone.”

Open the gateway to “Cruciform” at Vice Magazine now at THIS LOCATION.

Also experience the LP’s “Lightless” opener at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

ABSTRACTER has also confirmed a hometown record release show for Wound Empire, set to take place on March 7th in Oakland, the band also joined by Dispirit, Alaric and Church. Additional sporadic live actions will be declared in the coming weeks.

ABSTRACTER Wound Empire Record Release Show:
3/07/2015 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA w/ Dispirit, Alaric, Church [info]

Guitarist Robin Kahn breaks down his arsenal of gear which heavily influences the turbulent ABSTRACTER sound via PureGrainAudio RIGHT HERE.

Set for official release on February 10th, 2015, Wound Empire will see release on 12″ vinyl LP through Fragile Branch Recordings (US), Vendetta Records (EU/DE), 7 Degrees Records (EU/DE) and Shove Records (EU/IT), on CD by COF Records (formerly known as Church Ov Fuck – UK), on cassette tape co-released by Sentient Ruin in collaboration with An Out Recordings, and digitally again through Sentient Ruin. The LP will see a pressing of 500 copies on black and 100 on clear wax with black and grey haze, the CD in an edition of 100 hand-assembled, four-panel, gatefold, vinyl-styled cardboard jackets with a 6mm spine and insert, and the tape in a run of 100 with a five-panel U-card in a clear Norelco box with a cardboard outer sleeve.

Preorders for Wound Empire on CD, LP, cassette and download are now available through ABSTRACTER’s own Sentient Ruin Laboratories HERE. Overseas the LP can be preordered via 7 Degrees HERE and Vendetta HERE.

http://www.abstracterband.com
http://www.facebook.com/ABSTRACTER
http://abstracter.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/SentientRuin
http://www.fragilebranch.com

KING PARROT: Australian Thrash Grind Unit To Return To North America Supporting Weedeater This March

January 22nd, 2015

Australian thrash grind miscreants, KING PARROT, will return to the stage this March on another North American rash of live devastations. Slated to embark on March 21st in Austin, Texas, KING PARROT will march through two-dozen cities supporting bong metal perpetrators, Weedeater, with the passage coming to a close on April 18th in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Metal Injection-sponsored tour follows the band’s ten-date run through Europe (also supporting team Weedeater).

Declares the band, “We’re honored to be heading out with the legendary Weedeater. We’ve heard only awesome reports about this great band live, and we can’t wait to have our own chapter in the folklore of Dixie Dave and company. All the people working behind the scenes on this tour have been excited about pairing our bands for some time, so I’m sure this will be one for the ages! Expect all the crazy shit you would at a high octane punk or metal show, and then times it by ten, as I’m positive both bands will bring their proverbial A game. I’ve heard from people around the country, ‘If there’s anyone crazier than KING PARROT, it’s Weedeater. ‘We’ll be out to prove them wrong! We’ll also be playing a swag of songs from our new album to be released mid-year, so come get a sample of what we have in store.”

KING PARROT w/ Weedeater:
3/06/2015 Kavka – Antwerpen, BE
3/07/2015 Sound Control  – Manchester, UK
3/08/2015 Underworld  – London, UK
3/09/2015 Aeronef -  Lille, FR
3/10/2015 Glazart – Paris, FR
3/11/2015 Ptr,Usine  – Geneva, CH
3/12/2015 Freak Out  – Bologna, IW
3/13/2015 Juha West  – Stuttgart, DE
3/14/2015 Vortex Surfer  – Siegen, DE
3/15/2015 Burgerweeshuis – Deventer, NL
3/21/2015 The Lost Well – Austin, TX [more]
3/24/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM [more]
3/25/2015 Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ [more]
3/26/2015 Casbah – San Diego, CA [more]
3/27/2015 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA [more]
3/28/2015 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA [more]
3/29/2015 DNA – San Francisco, CA [more]
3/30/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA [more]
3/31/2015 Dante’s – Portland, OR [more]
4/01/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA [more]
4/02/2015 The Pin – Spokane, WA [more]
4/03/2015 Neurolux – Boise, ID [more]
4/04/2015 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT [more]
4/05/2015 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO [more]
4/07/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO [more]
4/08/2015 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA [more]
4/09/2015 Rock Island Brewing – Rock Island, IL [more]
4/10/2015 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI [more]
4/11/2015 Subterranean – Chicago, IL [more]
4/12/2015 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH [more]
4/13/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY [more]
4/14/2015 Nectars – Burlington, VT [more]
4/15/2015 T.T. The Bear’s Place – Boston, MA [more]
4/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA [more]
4/18/2015 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC [more]

KING PARROT released their Bite Your Head Off full-length via Candlelight Records in 2013 and have been road-bound ever since, waging their sonic brutality and live antics upon unsuspecting eyes and ears both stateside and abroad. Championed for its, “dark, black humor,’ and accurately dubbed, “raucous, uncouth, rude, scatological and completely compelling,” by This Is Not A Scene, Bite Your Head Off was produced by Jason Fuller (Blood Duster, Dern Rutlidge) and Adam Calaitzis (Damaged, Abramelin) and manages to capture the raw intensity of their furious live assault, defying genres with a cross section attack of thrash, grind, punk and hardcore.

“A nice little cross-up of musical ability and amusing visuals (the videos for ‘Dead End’ and ‘Shit On The Liver’ are quality viewing), KING PARROT should be able to find their place in a  relatively stale and average grind scene. And frankly, thaty’s what grind needs: A shot in the arm, a mix-up, and some well-intended goofiness… this should do it. 8.5/10” – Dead Rhetoric

“I’ve never felt so personally threatened by a record before” — Hysteria Magazine

“…a must for any fans of Australian metal or extreme metal 4/5” – Sputnik Music

“…a calculated piece of extreme art, with strong musicianship and a production job skilfully left just on the right side of raw and dirty…” – Beat.com



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