HOD: Second Full-Length From San Antonio Death Outfit Out Now; Entire Book Of The Worm Album Playing At Cvlt Nation

September 16th, 2014

Book Of The Worm, the anticipated second full-length from San Antonio, Texas-based deathcrushers, HOD, is out NOW 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. To celebrate its unholy unveiling, underground music gateway, Cvlt Nation, is polluting the Internet by streaming the entire eight-hymn sermon.

Says Cvlt Nation, “Feeling like the world is looking too suspiciously friendly today, like a group of Jehovah’s on your doorstep, trying to lure you into heaven via a pamphlet? Then hit play below on our full stream of HOD’s Book Of The Worm, a sickening onslaught of black death that will have old church ladies diving for cover!”

Stream Book Of The Worm from start to scorching finale at Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION.

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

HOD continues to book new live mayhem with the album now on the streets, with a binge of gigs confirmed throughout Texas this month and more being locked down for the Fall months ahead.

HOD Live:
9/19/2014 The Curtain Club – Dallas, TX @ Embrace the Darkness Fest #2 w/ Sardonic Witchery, Witchaven, Vesperian Sorrow, Steel Bearing Hand
9/20/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX w/ Sardonic Witchery, Witchaven, Morgengrau, more
11/15/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX w/ Imprecation, Weaponizer, Ritual Decay, Sardonic Witchery, Khringe, Preteen Deathfuck


SAHHR: Los Angeles-Based Blackened Metal Legion To Release Debut EP This Halloween Via Domestic Genocide; Teaser Video Posted

September 16th, 2014

Southern California based blackened metal perpetrators, SAHHR, are readying to drop their self-titled debut EP upon the masses this Halloween!

Featuring past and current members of Skull And Bullets, Dowager, Scarecrow and Unwritten Law, SAHHR fuses all the prime elements of black metal, death metal and metalcore into a bestial mix of unrepentant audio torment fit for devout followers of Watain, 1349, Goatwhore and even Lamb Of God. The three-hymns comprising their forthcoming EP were written by vocalist Ryllyeh and guitarist Aarsoth, recorded at Lot 54 Studio in Huntington Beach, California by Dylan-James Ehren Brock (Ghost Of Abel, Skull And Bullets, Dowager, Intestinal Buffet) and will be released via Domestic Genocide on the unholiest of days, Halloween, alongside a special bloodbath of a video for the song “Slay The Savior.”

Comments vocalist Ryllyeh: “We really feel people are going to dig the EP because these three songs really encompass the true scope of our sound. We try our best to stretch the limits of traditional black metal by adding elements from many different genres of extreme music, while still keeping it fluid and of course, at all times, HEAVY. We are pleased to join the Domestic Genocide roster as we’ve had dealings with the owner, Black Moor, before. He has very eclectic taste in metal and thought he would understand our sound. He also has a killer crew of people working behind the scenes so we know this debut will get in the correct hands.”

Sahhr Track Listing:
1. Altar Of Maggots
2. Slay The Savior
3. Miscreant

SAHHR formed earlier this year by singer/songwriter Ryllyeh. A veteran of the New York City punk and metal scenes since the early 1980s, Ryllyeh’s (AKA-Joe Truck, also a world renowned tattoo artist) past musical endeavors include time spent in ‘80s deathrock bands Scarecrow and Braineaters, the latter of which included ex-Samhain guitarist, Damien. He also plays bass and screams in doom heavyweights-Dowager. Ryllyeh united with guitarist Aarsoth earlier this year and instantly began composing what would become the trio of tracks occupying the EP.

Sahhr will be released via Domestic Genocide Records on October 31st, 2014. In the meantime check out the twenty-second teaser clip below.

SAHHR Personnel:
Ryllyeh – Vocals
Aarsoth – Guitars
Nungh – Drums
Jukgoh – Bass
Daoloth – Guitars


ORANGE GOBLIN Set To Return To North America With Down

September 16th, 2014

With ORANGE GOBLIN’s Back From The Abyss full-length now three weeks away from release, the band has confirmed the first North American tour in support of the record. Set to begin December 1st and run through December 21st, ORANGE GOBLIN will return to the stage touring alongside Down, Bl’ast, and labelmates, King Parrot!

Vocalist Ben Ward comments, “I remember being a spotty 19 year old rushing out to the record store to buy the first Down album NOLA the very day it came out in 1994. Now, twenty years on, I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming that ORANGE GOBLIN are heading back to North America as main support to the mighty Down. It really is fairytale stuff for us. Down are one of the bands that are the reason ORANGE GOBLIN exists. To be given this opportunity to go out to promote our brand new album, Back From The Abyss, to the Down fans is just a dream come true the rest of the band and I can’t wait to get started. The fact that we also get to see Bl’ast and King Parrot every night just makes it all so hard to believe! Hail the Leaf! Hail the RIFF! Hail DOWN!”

Recorded earlier this year, Back From The Abyss reunites ORANGE GOBLIN with producer Jamie Dodd; who served as producer on the band’s best selling album in North America to date – 2012’s A Eulogy For The Damned. Two songs already have fans globally excited; Loudwire and Metal Hammer premiered the Motörhead-tinged “The Devil’s Whip” to overwhelming success on August 15th. Last week Noisey premiered the first video from the album for the song “Sabbath Hex.” The band is currently working on a second video for the song “Mythical Knives” which is expected to be completed by month’s end.

Touring for the album will start in Europe on October 9th. Travelling the continent with friends Saint Vitus, ORANGE GOBLIN will pull song selections from their extensive catalog now spanning eight studio albums. Tickets for their North American dates are set to go on sale for shows Friday, September 19th.

ORANGE GOBLIN w/ Down, Bl’ast, King Parrot:
12/01/2014 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
12/03/2014 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
12/05/2014 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
12/06/2014 Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
12/07/2014 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
12/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
12/10/2014 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
12/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
12/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
12/14/2014 Flames Central – Calgary, AB
12/15/2014 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
12/17/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
12/19/2014 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
12/20/2014 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
12/21/2014 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

Back From The Abyss will be released October 7th, 2014 via Candlelight Records. Preorders for Back From The Abyss are now up via ITunes, Amazon, and Candlelight’s official webstore. The album is available to order on CD, deluxe CD, and double vinyl.

ORANGE GOBLIN is vocalist Ben Ward, guitarist Joe Hoare, bassist Martyn Millard, and drummer Christopher Turner. The band are endorsed by Marshall Amplification, Orange Amplificaiton, Fender Bass Guitars, Natal Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Remo Skins, Vans, Volcom, Boss Pedals, Rotosound Strings, and Jagermeister.

“…a big burly bag of rock goodness…” – Blabbermouth


SOCIETY SUCKER: Decibel Magazine Streaming New EP From North Carolina Hardcore Group

September 16th, 2014

Decibel Magazine’s infamous Deciblog portal is hosting an exclusive stream of Society Sucker, the brutally groove-laden new EP from the Wilmington, North Carolina act of the same name, in honor of its parole date today. Alongside the five-song platter of retribution, the write-up of the EP states of SOCIETY SUCKER’s brand new output “is rife with gloriously grimy grooves, rancid earworm riffage, and nasty, nasty straight-from-the-gutter breakdowns.”

Unload SOCIETY SUCKER’s finest fury courtesy of Decibel at THIS LOCATION.

Officially out today through Get This Right Records, Society Sucker comes in several deviations, the 7” pressed on three different colors of wax and the cover in four variations, which when combined, form one larger image, as viewable RIGHT HERE. Place orders for the vinyl HERE, and the digital HERE.

Following their hometown record release show for the EP several days ago, further tour actions will be plotted and announced over the coming weeks.

Having quickly surged to the forefront of the quickly growing North Carolina hardcore scene since forming only a year ago, SOCIETY SUCKER builds their foundation in the sturdy tradition of acts like Subzero, Next Step Up and Merauder, with a slick and streetwise approach packed with aggro guitar lines, slamming breakdowns and belittling gang chants fans of Trapped Under Ice, Suburban Scum and Incendiary need to get on without hesitation. Society Sucker was recorded in February of this year at The Skylight Studio with Vince Ratti and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and bears bold cover art by Steven Kulesza. SOCIETY SUCKER is a band committed to keeping hardcore hard. This is the proof.


DIE CHOKING: Cvlt Nation Releases Track From New Seven-Inch Details Of Legal Living Included In EP Posted

September 16th, 2014

Now just two weeks from release is the second 7” from Philadelphia-based hyperthrash/grindcore trio, DIE CHOKING, simply entitled II, and as The Compound prepares for the wax to hit the streets, today Cvlt Nation leaks a new track from the decimating EP.

Brutal doesn’t even begin to describe the output this destructive, light-speed release, as DIE CHOKING picks up where their debut self-titled EP left off, discharging five songs in less than six minutes. Yet an equally heavy theme surges within the band’s lyrics on II, most notably in its closing track, “Tonsil.” With the vinyl version of the EP, the band is including a printed document which will serve as a legal, personal Living Will, to memorialize one’s final wishes upon their time of death.

Issues founding bassist/vocalist Paul J. Herzog of the track’s lyrics and the inclusion of the Living Will with the EP, “This song is a dedication to the memory of Jahi McMath who died on December 12th 2013. Despite the absolute, irreversible nature of brain death she (as far as I know) remains on ‘life’ support. The controversy of this is obvious but my interest is geared more towards the broader subject of CHOICE in regards to medical treatment during end of life scenarios. It is unfortunate, but families often contradict explicit wishes of dying loved ones.  The severe and painful nature of pursuing a ‘do everything you can’ mentality is dire to say the least. This, to me, is pure tragedy. My goal is to open the dialogue a bit and introduce a tool to communicate the questions one needs to ask should they or a loved one be in a life threatening or life ending circumstance.  Most people WILL end up THERE and not simply die in their sleep nor arrive to a facility DOA.”

Cvlt Nation is now hosting an exclusive stream of “Tonsil” as well as a peek at the Living Will document and a more extensive statement on the song at THIS LOCATION.

Noisey/Vice previously unleashed the EP’s opening track “Non-Yielder” RIGHT HERE.

II will see release on September 29th via The Compound and DIE CHOKING, on both digital and virgin red vinyl 7” in a run of 300 copies. The band’s hyperactive, earthmoving grind/thrash resounds with an even darker powerviolence edge than their self-titled EP, with even more velocity and fury fueling the tunes. Recorded and mixed at Mark It Zero Studios with Dan O’Hare (Brutal Truth), as was its predecessor — the music harnessed in one day and the vocals in another — II was mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSiege (Baptists, Code Orange Kids, Integrity).

Preorders for the virgin red vinyl 7” can be placed via The Compound HERE.

DIE CHOKING has booked a hometown record release show for II on October 17th with Pyrrhon, Artificial Brain and Fantasy Panther. This show will begin a week-long DIE CHOKING and Fantasy Panther tour which is partially confirmed, with several shows in the final stages of planning, and new shows are already being booked for later in the Fall.

10/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA *II record release show w/ Pyrrhon, Artifical Brain, Fantasy Panther [info]
10/18/2014 The Wasteland – Kutztown, PA @ V.O.S Fest w/ Unknown To God, Empty Vessels, Fantasy Panther [info]
10/19/2014 Voodoo Brewery – Meadville, PA w/ Grin & Bear It, Fantasy Panther
10/22/2014 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI w/ Fantasy Panther
11/16/2014 Dishaus – Baltimore, MD w/ Visions Of War, Wrath Cobra, Incisor [info]

“Featuring past and present members of such family-friendly units as Total Fucking Destruction and Cop Problem comes Die Choking, a Philadelphia trio hellbent on grind obliteration with their new EP II.” – Noisey

“The great thing about this release is that you can just put this on an endless loop and you’ll never get tired of it. The grind is real, the grind is great and the grind is intense. 4/5″ – Headbang Or GTFO


CANNIBAL CORPSE: A Skeletal Domain Out TODAY On Metal Blade Records; Band Announces Special Instagram Contest + SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal Hosts A Week-Long CANNIBAL CORPSE Takeover

September 16th, 2014

Today marks of the official unveiling of CANNIBAL CORPSE’s anticipated A Skeletal Domain full-length! Out NOW via Metal Blade Records, the thirteenth full-length from the American death metal institution was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, and delivers twelve ill-omened tracks in forty-four minutes, the result of which is a colossal, confrontational, and meticulously-executed display of unparalleled brutality.

In an 8/10 review, Decibel Magazine gushes, “‘Vector Of Cruelty’ is a masterful combination of coruscating mid-pace burl and quirky thrash, ‘The Murderer’s Pact’ pushes boundaries in the fields of lead work and atonality, while ‘Kill Or Become’ has a sizzling, infectious quality and the potential to be a set closer should they ever quit it with ‘Hammer Smashed Face.’… the point is, there’s material on lucky number thirteen that stands up to the classics.” Ghost Cult commends, “A Skeletal Domain has shown the world that CANNIBAL CORPSE is still on top of their death metal game and just how evil these guys can be,” while The Guardian boasts, “A cleaner, sharper production certainly gives the likes of teeth-shattering opener ‘High Velocity Impact Spatter’ and the scattershot thud of ‘Sadistic Embodiment’ a more pristine air than anything on 2012’s Torture, but it is the subtle flights of perverse structural fancy lurking within the sustained riff tirade of ‘The Murderer’s Pact’ and the gleefully unsavory ‘Asphyxiate To Resuscitate’ that make this one of CANNIBAL CORPSE’s most absorbing records in years.” In a 4/5 verdict, Sputnik Music notes, “CANNIBAL CORPSE have pushed the technicality of their songs without forgetting the brutality or speed that fans have come to expect. They’ve also added a thrash element that periodically rears its head before being murdered by another blast beat and atonal guitar solo. Together these elements have created a CANNIBAL CORPSE album that is darker and more chaotic than normal…with A Skeletal Domain there is even more of a reason for people to give CANNIBAL CORPSE a listen,” while MetalSucks adds succinctly, “[CANNIBAL CORPSE] fucking rule their fucking roost with talons of fucking steel.”

To celebrate A Skeletal Domain’s release, the band is offering listeners a chance to win a mega CANNIBAL CORPSE prize pack though mid-October. Thirty retail stores throughout the US are currently festooned with special A Skeletal Domain CD displays. Fans situated near participating locations are asked to take a photo with the display and post those photos to their Instagram accounts. Posts should include the following hash tags (#): #MetalBlade, #CannibalCorpse, #ASkeletalDomain, #(the store at which the photo was taken). Each store will have a prize package to give to one winner for the best picture, chosen by CANNIBAL CORPSE and Metal Blade Records.
The prize from each store will be:

1. The stand-up display from the store.
2. A copy of CANNIBAL CORPSE’s first-ever official authorized biography, The Bible Of Butchery, written by acclaimed metal author Joel McIver
3. A Metal Blade T-Shirt

One GRAND prize winner will receive $500 gift card from CANNIBAL CORPSE and Metal Blade. While there is no age requirement to be in the photo, the recipient of the gift card must be 18 years old or older. Winners will be chosen on October 16th, 2014, and announced shortly thereafter. A list of participating stores and locations appears below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE Instagram Contest – Participating Store Locations:
Boo Boo Records – San Luis Obispo, CA
Bull Moose – Bangor, ME
Bull Moose – Salem, NH
Criminal Records – Atlanta, GA
Dimple – Sacramento, CA
Dimple – Citrus Heights, CA
Disc Exchange – Knoxville, TN
Down In the Valley – Golden Valley, MN
Encore Records – Austin, TX
Silver Platters – Seattle, WA
Gallery of Sound – Wilkes-Barre, PA
Gallery of Sound – Hazleton, PA
Guestroom Records – Norman, OK
Guestroom Records – Oklahoma City, OK
Looney Tunes – West Babylon, NY
Magnolia Thunderpussy – Columbus, OH
MF Metal Music – Bryant, AR
Monster Music and Movies – Charleston, SC
Oz Music – Tuscaloosa, AL
Park Avenue CD – Orlando, FL
Radio-active Records – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Record Archive – Rochester, NY
Rock of Ages – Garden City, MI
Skinnie’s Records – Norfolk, VA
The Exclusive Company – Appleton, WI
Waiting Room Records – Normal, IL
Wuxtry  – Athens, GA
Young Ones – Kutztown, PA
Streetlight Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz, CA
Streetlight – San Jose, CA

In related news, Liquid Metal will be hosting a special CANNIBAL CORPSE week. Every hour starting today, September 16th at midnight ET/9:00pm PT through Monday, September 22nd at 3:00am ET/midnight PT, SiriusXM Liquid Metal will play a new track from A Skeletal Domain as introduced by the entire band. Plus you’ll hear vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, bassist Alex Webster, drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz and guitarists Rob Barrett and Pat O’Brien all pick out a dozen of their favorite and most influential metal tracks to play in a week long CANNIBAL CORPSE Liquid Metal Takeover. In addition to their guest DJ picks and new album premiere, Liquid Metal will air, in its entirety, a full CANNIBAL CORPSE set that was captured this summer in Camden, New Jersey as part of the massive seventh annual Mayhem Fest. Times are listed below, the concert will also be available on SiriusXM On Demand for a limited time.

Tuesday 9/16 @ 9pm ET / 6pm PT
Wednesday 9/17 @ 3pm ET / Noon PT
Thursday 9/18 @ 10am ET / 7am PT
Friday 9/19 @ 5pm ET / 2pm PT
Saturday 9/20 @ 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Sunday 9/21 @ 7pm ET / 4pm PT

A Skeletal Domain is out NOW via Metal Blade Records. Order yours today at metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse, and don’t forget to check out the band’s newly launched website at: cannibalcorpse.net!


WINO: Solo Acoustic Performance Added To Uninvited Fest In Brooklyn This Weekend

September 16th, 2014

With the first ever Uninvited Festival set to consume Brooklyn, New York’s Gowanus neighborhood for four days this week, a special art exhibition has also been scheduled by the promoters, featuring a solo acoustic set from SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH.

Known for his time spent in legendary doom outfits Saint Vitus and The Obsessed, doom metal supergroup, Shrinebuilder and more, in addition to recording his own solo material and collaborative releases under the WINO banner, this special one-off performance will see the man bringing an intimate acoustic set to the NIHIL Gallery, who has planned and is hosting Uninvited. The set is part of a highly anticipated art exhibition which will begin with an artist reception on Thursday, September 18th and running through October 19th, will showcase work from renowned artists such as David Paul Seymour, Ben Venom, Norman Reedus, Wolftits, and Cicero deGuzman and more. Saturday, September 20th, Show-Class Magazine and Witness Company will host the an afterparty with top New York rock DJ Mama Dom, local act The National Reserve, and the special guest acoustic performance by SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH.

NIHIL Gallery, the Brooklyn-based artistic epicenter situated in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood, announced today the launch of Uninvited, a four-day music festival. The festival, which will begin on Thursday, September 18th, and end on Sunday, September 21st, will transform an empty lot in Brooklyn into a heavy metal mecca. Motorcycle enthusiasts, skateboarders, and art lovers alike will have the opportunity to come together in creating a legendary street–based event that will mark the last days of summer each year. The event, which will take place in a lot adjacent to NIHIL Gallery, becoming a micro-community, offering, food, a full bar, skate ramp, and nearly thirty musical acts for the brave of heart, featuring up to eight bands each day.  Headlining icons such as Weedeater, Orchid, The Shrine, Bloody Hammers, Black Cobra, Mothership, The Skull, and Bl’ast! are confirmed to perform. Metalheads and Hard Rock enthusiasts are encouraged to join in the first-ever Brooklyn-based festival. Once Uninvited, there is little reason to leave.

For additional information and tickets information on Uninvited Fest and NIHIL Gallery, please visit: http://www.uninvitednihilgallery.com.

Stand by for further updates on WINO in the coming weeks.


GUST: Self-Titled Southern Lord Debut Out This Week; Album Streaming Via Bandcamp

September 16th, 2014

Trollhättan, Sweden-based GUST this week releases their self-titled, sophomore LP via Southern Lord, a breakneck, nearly half-hour-long album signals the band’s first release on the label and is streaming in its entirety right now.

Self-recorded at Fvck Life Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Warcry, From Ashes Rise, Deathreat) at Audiosiege, who also supplies guest vocals to the album, Gust is a crushing and incredibly dynamic album, displaying a unique style of crust-infused hardcore and talented songwriting from the young act. With ten tracks in just under a half-hour, the members of GUST unleash a maelstrom of cutting edge demolition, with cerebral elements continually emerging from the shadows with an almost ethereal effect. Fans of Cursed, Oathbreaker, Rise And Fall, and now-labelmates The Secret, Baptists and Dead In The Dirt will no doubt find something addictive in the band’s harsh output.

Stream Gust now via the Southern Lord Bandcamp at THIS LOCATION.

As they continue to tour in support of the new album, GUST has another run of European gigs being solidified for early October, with more on the way. Stand by for further announcements in the coming weeks.

GUST Tour Dates:
10/02/2014 Nordengården – Gothenburg, SE
10/03/2014 Rota Flora – Hamburg, DE
10/04/2014 Köpi – Berlin, DE
10/05/2014 Kawiarnia Naukowa – Krakow, PL
10/06/2014 Na Pul Cesty - Prague, CZ
10/07/2014 TBA – Bratislava, SK
10/08/2014 TBA
10/09/2014 TBA – DE
10/10/2014 TBA – PL
10/11/2014 T-Stube – Rendsburg, DE
10/12/2014 TBA – Malmö, SE


NEUROSIS, UFOMAMMUT, YOB: Three Key Neurot Recordings Artists To Perform At Maryland Deathfest XIII

September 15th, 2014

Neurot Recordings is proud to have three major acts from their expansive family of acts confirmed to perform at Maryland Deathfest XIII, the annual festival once again set to take over Baltimore from May 21st to May 24th, with NEUROSIS, UFOMAMMUT and YOB joining the list of more than eighty bands to perform at the 2015 gathering, marking the label’s largest invasion of the annual festival to date.

The opening night of Maryland Deathfest XIII, Thursday, May 21st, will see UFOMAMMUT and YOB both making their way to the event for the very first time. The two bands will headline the Rams Head Live stage, taking over the venue with Bevar Sea, Conan, Iron Man, Jex Thoth, Mantar and Primitive Man. And following their mesmerizing and destructive set amidst a thunderstorm at MDF 2011, the mighty NEUROSIS will make their way back to the event this year. A major highlight of the festival, NEUROSIS will perform outdoors on the Edison Lot stage on the final day, Sunday, May 24th, joining Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Demilich, Goatsnake, Inverloch, Primordial, Prosanctus Inferi, Skepticism, Tombs and Winter.

NEUROSIS continues to tour the planet, in their most intense years of touring since the band’s earlier days, following the 2012 release of their acclaimed tenth LP, Honor Found In Decay. Following tours of North America, Europe and their first trek to Australia earlier this year, the remainder of 2014 will see the band as one of the main headliners at Arizona’s Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front. The festival will consume Tucson, Arizona from October 16th through 19th, with main acts Goatsnake and Sunn O))) in addition to NEUROSIS, who will headline Saturday, October 18th with support from The Body, Author & Punisher and Sorxe. The same weekend, the band will invade Denver on Sunday, October 19th with support from Subrosa and In The Company Of Serpents. The following weekend they’ll join Voivod, Samhain, Danzig, Lustmord, Corrections House, Eyehategod, Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Author & Punisher and more at the second annual Housecore Horror Film Fest, running from October 23rd through 26th in Austin, Texas. And on November 22nd, NEUROSIS will travel to Mexico City to perform at Bestia Festival is set to run from November 19th to the 23rd, with performances from The Ex, Monogatari, (SIC), Han Bennink, Terrie Ex, Marc Ribot, Ray Anderson, Bob Stewart and others performing, alongside an array of music workshops, film screenings and more.

Currently celebrating their fifteenth year in existence, Italian trio, UFOMAMMUT, will return to North America for their first major tour of the continent in 2015, including their first trip to Maryland Deathfest. With only a brief 2008 West Coast venture in the US under their belt, the full-on upcoming tour will see the band spending several weeks stateside, bringing their magical, mysterious and pulverizing doom metal to the masses in support of their acclaimed ORO double-album set, released in 2013, as well as their next full-length release, which the band is currently preparing to record in October for release again through Neurot in early 2015. UFOMAMMUT will also be releasing a massive DVD entitled XV through their own Supernatural Cat Records this October, with more than three hours of material documenting their decade-and-a-half together. The band is also set to perform at Up In Smoke in Pratteln, Switzerland with Fu Manchu, Kadavar, Blues Pills, Brant Bjork, Dozer, Naam, Conan and tons more on October 3rd and 4th.

Oregon’s psychedelic doom metal trio, YOB, is currently embarked on a massive European tour with Pallbearer, supporting their recently-released seventh studio full-length, Clearing The Path To Ascend. The widely lauded album is currently thriving with great accolades pouring in from media outlets and fans worldwide, being recognized as another massive achievement for the now institutional act, and marks one of the most essential extreme albums of the year. Their first release as part of the Neurot family, the album was just released by the label on CD and all digital download, with Relapse Records handling the vinyl version. Following the ongoing five-week voyage which is permeating every corner of the European continent, YOB will tour heavily in North America as well, with new tour dates to be announced in conjunction with their MDF performance in the coming months.

Stand by for further label and tour developments from NEUROSIS, UFOMAMMUT, YOB and other talented acts hailing from the Neurot Recordings clan over the rest of 2014 and into next year.

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:
10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest III
10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents
10/23-26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX
11/22/2014 Bestia Festival – Mexico City, Mexico
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

10/03-05/2014 Up In Smoke – Pratteln, Switzerland
5/21/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

YOB Tour Dates:
9/16/2014 Tavastia – Helsinki, FI w/ Pallbearer
9/17/2014 Slakthuset – Stockholm, SE w/ Pallbearer
9/18/2014 Loppen – Copenhagen, DK w/ Pallbearer
9/19/2014 Connewitz – Leipzig, DE w/ Pallbearer
9/20/2014 Firlej – Wroclaw, PL w/ Pallbearer
9/21/2014 Bi Nuu – Berlin, DE w/ Pallbearer
9/23/2014 Klub 007 – Prague, CZ w/ Pallbearer
9/24/2014 Arena – Vienna, AT w/ Pallbearer
9/25/2014 PMK – Innsbruck, AT w/ Pallbearer
9/26/2014 Gaswerk – Winterthur, CH w/ Pallbearer
9/27/2014 Lo-fi Club – Milan, IT w/ Pallbearer
9/29/2014 Le Romandie – Lausanne, CH w/ Pallbearer
9/30/2014 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE w/ Pallbearer
10/01/2014 Blackship – Montpellier, FR w/ Pallbearer
10/02/2014 Razzmatazz3 – Barcelona, ES w/ Pallbearer
10/03/2014 Villamanuela – Madrid, ES w/ Pallbearer
10/04/2014 Amplifest – Porto, PT w/ Pallbearer
10/05/2014 ES ESonora – Erandio, ES w/ Pallbearer
10/06/2014 Le Dynamo – Toulouse, FR w/ Pallbearer
10/07/2014 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR w/ Pallbearer
10/08/2014 Glazart – Paris, FR w/ Pallbearer
10/10/2014 Kyttaro Club – Athens, GR w/ Pallbearer
10/11/2014 Desertfest – Antwerp, BE w/ Pallbearer
5/21/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD


BRAINOIL: Debut From Sludge Power Trio Streaming In Full At Cvlt Nation; Tankcrimes Reissue To Drop Tomorrow!

September 15th, 2014

Oakland trio, BRAINOIL, spew their own hyper-hellish brand of riff-soused, misanthropic sludge. With members having collectively done time in Laudanum, Stormcrow, Watch Them Die, Destroy!, Dead Language, Grimple, Pig Heart Transplant and more, BRAINOIL conjure the sounds of broken dreams and suffering, their up-tempo crust-inspired breaks and ugly, chest-caving breakdowns fully fit for those worshipping at the altars of Black Cobra, Iron Lung, Iron Monkey, Dystopia, Whitehorse, Buzzov*en and El Dopa.

In celebration of their underrated awesomeness, the volume perpetrators at Tankcrimes will reissue BRAINOIL’s self-titled, debut full-length. Originally issued via Life Is Abuse Records in 2003 but out of print for over five years, the monolithic Brainoil was recorded by Dan Rathburn at Polymorph Studios (Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone) and delivers seven predatory anthems of sonic battery which happen to be streaming in all their pulverizing glory courtesy of Cvlt Nation.

Elaborates Cvlt Nation:  “When your soul is black and you have the inner city blues moving through your veins, you create true soul music. This is something that BRAINOIL from Oaktown do so well. I used to live in the Bay Area, and when I listen to this band I smell the gutters and see the faces of the working class people. BRAINOIL are modern day bluesmen, telling the stories of the forgotten souls of the world. They deliver their pounding sludge with the force of the Raiders linebackers from the ‘70s, knocking quarterbacks on their asses.”

Crank up Brainoil on the eve if its second unveiling and ache at THIS LOCATION.

Tankcrimes’ Brainoil reissue will be released September 16th, 2014 on CD and vinyl limited to 500 copies in two color variants: 150 – gold, bone, brown mashed and 350 – bone. All orders come with a download card to satiate your digital listening pleasures.

Order Brainoil TODAY at THIS LOCATION.

“This LP is so intense that only those with leather eardrums can survive it. …BRAINOIL are maniacal riff merchants. The sound waves they create literally have a tangible and physical presence, you more than hear them; you feel them. Hell, you can almost taste them and smell them… Only a fool would pass up this album.” – Short Fast & Loud