Archive for May, 2010

FEAR FACTORY: Free Webcast Saturday, May 29 LIVE From The Rave In Milwaukee

Friday, May 28th, 2010 will presents a free live webcast from FEAR FACTORY on Saturday, May 29. The broadcast will begin at 8:30pm ET / 7:30pm CT / 5:30pm PT / 12:30am GMT, and is scheduled to also include sets from Prong, Silent Civilian and Thy Will Be Done as part of the Fear Campaign Tour.

FEAR FACTORY is currently touring in support of their latest full-length, Mechanize, which was released via Candlelight Records February 9 to rave reviews from both fans and media alike. The live webcast will feature up to seven camera angles and near-CD-quality sound via: is a service of, the official website of The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Rave/Eagles Club is a 180,000 square foot entertainment complex with six concert halls in one building, four of which are wired for simultaneous live broadcasts with anywhere from three to eight camera angles. Over 2000 bands performed at The Rave/Eagles Club in 2009.

To access the free live concert stream,
1) Point your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc) to:
2) If you’re not already a member, you can sign up for free in the upper right corner. Choose the “Fan” option.
3) Sign in on May 29th and click on the FEAR FACTORY Live Webcast icon, and you’re all set!

For a list of current FEAR FACTORY dates, visit:

Japanese Death Metallers GxSxD Join The Pulverised Records Roster

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Pulverised Records is pleased to welcome Japanese death metal fiends GxSxD to their expanding roster of extreme! An abbreviation for “God Send Death,” GxSxD formed in 2002 and, barely a decade into the band’s career, found themselves touring massively throughout their homeland, gaining widespread popularity as one of the most powerful death metal acts to emerge from Japan. Offering an unforgiving, flawlessly executed assault of Euro-influenced DM, GxSxD’s live appeal is further accentuated by the synchronized windmill headbanging of twin brothers Yusuke and Yohsuke Oka’s.

Said the band of the signing: “Finally we have found our home! We are very excited to work with Pulverised Records since we [consider] them one of best labels around. We’ll prove what we can do.”

Added Pulverised A&R Manager Calvin Chiang: “I was instantly jaw-dropped by what I heard when I discovered GxSxD! Unbelievably tight with a vicious twin-guitar attack, GxSxD caught our attention and we knew they were — and are — in an exceptional class of their own. After some discussions with the band, the deal was quickly sealed and plans are currently underway for their second full-length effort, which we should expect sometime this year. GxSxD is truly an unstoppable force; be prepared for their brand of barbaric death metal!”

Pulverised label manager Roy Yeo agrees:  “I had the pleasure of seeing GxSxD live in action when they stopped by in Singapore recently. The band is just visually stunning on stage and I was absolutely blown away! GxSxD is probably one of the most outstanding death metal band out of Asia that I’ve heard in a long time. It is a great honor to have GxSxD as a part of the Pulverised family and we will expect nothing less than a devastatingly crushing album from the band!”

Further details on GxSxD and their forthcoming full-length to be revealed at a later date… Stay tuned.


Thursday, May 27th, 2010

The BXI EP is confirmed. Details to be announced to be announced shortly….

WAKING THE CADAVER Album Release Date Confirmed; Summer Dates Announced

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

England’s Siege of Amida Records will release Beyond Cops. Beyond God, the new album from New Jersey’s WAKING THE CADAVER, in North America on August, 10th. Produced by Joe Cincotta (Suffocation, Internal Bleeding) and featuring incredibly visual art/packaging by Tony Khoel (The Black Dahlia Murder), Beyond Cops. Beyond God is the band’s first album to see proper American distribution.

With Beyond Cops. Beyond God, the five-piece go for broke delivering a lethal collection of unrelenting death-meets-gore-meets-grind-meets-hardcore anthems that will have the weak running for cover. A renewed commitment to the cause, with two new members now in their ranks, the album is a frightening, high caliber platter that will pierce any shell on impact.

To build up the album’s release, WAKING THE CADAVER have confirmed dates that will begin June 18 and currently run through July 30. Additional performances are planned for Canada. Regarding the upcoming tour, drummer Dennis Morgan says, “We are eager to show off our new material and see all of our fans again. These shows are going to be action-packed and full of pent-up energy that we have be waiting to release on the metal scene for quite some time now. Come see us in your state this summer.”

WAKING THE CADAVER have never apologized for anything and they are not about to start now. The band’s self-penned “slamming gore groove” has made an impact with audiences as fans and the curious have logged nearly four million views to the band’s MySpace page since launch. The band, currently featuring vocalist Don Campan, guitarists Rob Wharton and Mike Mayo, bassist Steve Vermilyea with Morgan, formed in 2006. The band’s debut, 2008’s Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler, has sold nearly 8000 copies via direct or independent means, triggering keen label interest in signing the band.  England’s Siege of Amida stepped up to the plate signing the band earlier this year. Label co-owner Jamie Graham notes, “Waking The Cadaver bring a perfect blend of slam, death metal and hardcore.  Grooves, speed, breakdowns, powerful vocals, dynamics, it’s all there on this record.  They have manged to balance influences with creative force, forging their own devastating sound.  It is a sickeningly heavy onslaught made for the live circuit to lose their heads to.”

Track Listing For Beyond Cops. Beyond God:
1. Beyond Cops
2. Reign Supreme
3. Sadistic Tortures
4. Made in Hell
5. Boss Status
6. Terminate with Extreme Prejudice
7. Suffering Upon Revenge
8. Waking the Cadaver
9. Beyond God

Confirmed WAKING THE CADAVER tour dates:
6/18/2010 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
6/19/2010 Backstage – Woodmere, NY
6/20/2010 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
6/21/2010 The 734 – Ypsilanti, MI
6/22/2010 Lake County Fairgrounds – Crown Point, IN
6/23/2010 Iowa City Metal & Hardcore Fest – Iowa City, IA
6/26/2010 The Outer Rim – Salt Lake City, UT
6/27/2010 Studio on Fourth – Reno, NV
6/30/2010 The Seen – Hesperia, CA
7/01/2010 The Factory – Anaheim, CA
7/02/2010 Box Underground – Tijuana, MX
7/03/2010 Old World Brewery – Phoenix, AZ
7/04/2010 The Compound – Albuquerque, NM
7/05/2010 Club 101 – El Paso, TX
7/06/2010 The Warehouse – Mansfield, TX
7/07/2010 BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
7/08/2010 The High Ground – Metairie, LA
7/15/2010 The Oasis – Charleston, SC
7/16/2010 The Brewery – Raleigh, NC
7/17/2010 Skate High – Virginia Beach, VA
7/23/2010 Wie Gehts Amigo – Newcastle, ON
7/24/2010 The Top Shelf – Ajax, ON
7/25/2010 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON
7/26/2010 The Green Bottle – Oshawa, ON
7/27/2010 The Woodshack – Woodstock, ON
7/28/2010 Poor Alex Theatre – Toronto, ON
7/29/2010 The Casbah Hamilton, ON
7/30/2010 The Rehab Bar – Brantford, ON

Siege of Amida Records is marketed/distributed in North America via partner Candlelight Records.

WATAIN Issue Final Warning Before MD Deathfest Invasion; Interviews Available

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

In an official statement to American fans before the band’s headlining appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest, WATAIN frontman E. warns of the carnage to come. “We are leaving for the US in 11 hours from now, armed to the teeth and ready to murder. The Watain performance at Maryland Deathfest shall be a triumphant holocaust of all that is holy, and a massive celebration of the gods of Lawless Darkness! Be prepared…”

E. also released info on WATAIN’s lineup for this unholy excursion: “Due to legal bullshit, our brother Set will not be able to enter the States for Maryland Deathfest. E will handle the second guitar and vocals. The rest of the line up will be as always; H – Battery, P – Guitar, A – Bass. Try as you might, but nothing can stop the Devils sworn to do their work! Not even the tame resistance of the law.”

WATAIN will headline the first night of Maryland Deathfest 2010 this Friday night alongside other first day headliners D.R.I., Gorguts and Possessed, and will be the first stateside appearance from these mongrels since their 2008 Black Metal Magic tour.

Interviews with the band will be available at the festival, and for limited phone interviews while they are on U.S. soil this weekend. Please contact an Earsplit thug with any requests in these matters.

This is also the first North American WATAIN live action fueling their upcoming fourth full-length opus, Lawless Darkness, due out June 8th on Season of Mist. The monolithic release is sure to be considered the best black metal release of the year for many. A mammoth buzz on the new album, as well as WATAIN’s legions of ravenous, diehard fans has prompted many national and international magazines such as Decibel and Zero Tolerance to recently feature WATAIN on their covers.

Hear the track “Reaping Death” from Lawless Darkness at this location:

OBITUARY Kick Off String Of US/Canadian Tour Dates This Friday

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Legendary death metal icons OBITUARY will kick off a string of tour dates on May 28, including an appearance at this year’s explosive edition of the Maryland Deathfest,  before kicking off their summer run of festival dates. Vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy and guitarists Trevor Peres and Ralph Santolla will be joined by bassists Kenny Andrews from 5/28 – 6/07 (Andrew WK, Pain Principal),  Steve DiGiorgio from 6/26 – 7/10 (Death, Testament, Iced Earth, Sadus etc.) and Terry Butler from 8/12 – 9/02 (Death, Massacre, Denial Fiend).

OBITUARY Summer 2010 Tour Dates:
5/28/2010 The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
5/29/2010 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
5/30/2010 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
6/01/2010 Opera House – Toronto, ONT
6/02/2010 Blondes – Detroit, MI
6/03/2010 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
6/05/2010 Marquee – Tulsa, OK
6/06/2010 Emo’s Alternative Lounging – Austin, TX
6/07/2010 Meridian – Houston, TX

OBITUARY Festival Dates:
6/26/2010 Grasspop Festival Kastelsedijk – Dessel, Belgium
6/30/2010 Het Burgerweeshuis Deventer – Holland, Netherlands
7/02/2010 Tuska Open Air Festival – Helsinki, Finland
7/04/2010 Unirock Festival – Istanbul, Turkey
7/08/2010 Rockweekend Festival – Soderham , Sweden
7/09/2010 Metal Camp Festival – Tomin , Slovenia
7/10/2010 Savoi Rock Fest – Stade De Baithe Rhone-Alpe, France
8/12/2010 Brutal Assualt Festival – Jaromer, Czech Republic
8/13/2010 Open Mind Festival – Ostrolecka, Szcyton, Poland
8/14/2010 Bloodstock Festival – Derbyshire, Midlands, United Kingdom
8/19/2010 Summer Breeze Festival – Dinkelsbühl, Germany
8/21/2010 Alte Zuckerfabrik Rostock – Meclenbur, Germany
8/26/2010 Lido – Belin, Germany
8/28/2010 Usf Veftet – Bergen, Norway
8/30/2010 Reaktor Club Minsk – Horad, Belarus
9/02/2010 Global East Rock Festival – Kyiv, Ukraine

EYEHATEGOD – US Tour To Commence June 3; Band To Perform First Two Records In Their Entirety In Chicago!

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

The wait is nearly over! EYEHATEGOD’s long-anticipated US tour will commence on June 3 at Blackbooth in Orlando, FL following an appearance at the Maryland Deathfest on May 30 . Vocalist Mike Williams, guitarists Jimmy Bower and Brian Patton, bassist Gary Mader, and drummer Joey LaCaze will be joined by a rotating roster of other eclectic (read: totally awesome) openers, including psychedelic black metallers Nachtmystium (from June 4 – 15) . The NOLA sludge metal kings will pillage through 16 cities before winding down in Chicago at the Empty Bottle where they will  perform the legendary In The Name Of Suffering (June 19) and Take As Needed For Pain (June 20) full-lengths in their entirety.  Nachtmystium will be rejoining the tour for these two special dates.

Commented Jimmy Bower of the upcoming run: “It’s been a long time since we’ve played some of these cities and look forward to seeing old and new friends… and spreading the riff!”

6/03/2010 Backbooth – Orlando, FL w/ Withered
6/04/2010 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC  w/ Nachtmystium, Withered
6/05/2010 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC w/ Nachtmystium, Withered, Black Tusk
6/06/2010 Headliners – Louisville, KY w/ Nachtmystium, Black Tusk
6/07/2010 Fubar – St Louis, MO w/ Nachtmystium,
6/08/2010 Muse – Nashville, TN w/ Nachtmystium, Withered
6/09/2010 Alley Katz – Richmond, VA w/ Nachtmystium, Black Tusk, Strong Intention
6/10/2010 Krug’s – Frederick, MD w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Strong Intention
6/11/2010 Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs
6/12/2010 Europa – Brooklyn, NY w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal, Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs
6/13/2010 Club Hall – Providence, RI w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs, Howl
6/14/2010 Daniel St – Milford, CT w/ Nachtmystium, Howl
6/15/2010 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH w/ Nachtmystium, Howl
6/16/2010 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
6/17/2010 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ Keelhaul, The Atlas Moth
6/18/2010 Blondie’s Detroit, MI w/ The Atlas Moth, Strong Intention
6/19/2010 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Nachtmystium, Anal Cunt, Weekend Nachos, Strong Intention
6/20/2010 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Nachtmystium, The Atlas Moth

“…The collective anticipation and tension swelled like a ripening fruit ready to burst…The slow riffs of [Jimmy] Bower [also the drummer of Down], Brian Patton [also Soilent Green’s guitarist] and relatively new bassist Gary Mader sounded as though they were literally being strummed beneath the surface of a murky Louisiana swamp, such was their slow and powerful delivery…It was a thunderous, distinctly southern kind of blues ‘n’ doom poured through a punk-rock filter.” — Hellbound live review (Emo’s, TX 2010)

Reissue of Groundbreaking NEUROSIS Album Enemy Of The Sun Confirmed

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Neurot Recordings is proud to announce the reissue of one of the most groundbreaking releases in the ever-expanding lineage of icons Neurosis, Enemy Of The Sun.

With Neurosis’ earlier releases — 1987’s Pain Of Mind, and even 1990’s The Word As Law — the band’s jagged and eerie blend of metallic, hypnotic, post-gutter punk was instantly recognized as wholly unique, yet it took multiple releases for the then Bay-area unit to infinitely define their sound, forcing the world to listen, then run for cover. Their 1992 full-length Souls At Zero showcased the band branching off into much more expanded songwriting, giving birth to much longer hymns, infusing them with tribal rhythms and slow-building post-doom bastardization, then breaking massive new ground for the metal world.

But it was their follow-up in 1993, the crushing Enemy Of The Sun LP, that would be the album to take the pulsing, hypnotizing monoliths NEUROSIS was crafting down to much darker, and much, much heavier territory for the rest of the band’s still-growing roster of masterpieces. Still to this day, critics and fans of heavy and experimental metal hold this release to be one of the harshest, spine-chilling, mind-warping releases in history, and countless acts have cited Enemy… as “the one that changed everything” for them.

The eight tracks on the release was one of the most massively cavernous, crushing records the world had experienced. A mesmerizing, pressurizing, dirge-driven display of brutal riffing, thick with haunting samples, layered, anguished vocal tracks, raging multiple-member percussion contributions, and some of the most mammoth buildups ever, Enemy Of The Sun was an album that left a sense of anguish in your soul long after the record was over.

Neurot Recordings are exceptionally proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of NEUROSIS, and once again issue this classic album to the masses. 2010’s reissue of Enemy Of The Sun bears a fully redesigned package by visionary artist, NEUROSIS live visual master Josh Graham, and will be released worldwide on August 30th, 2010.

Enemy Of The Sun reissue track listing:
1. Lost
2. Raze The Stray
3. Burning Flesh In Year Of Pig
4. Cold Ascending
5. Lexicon
6. Enemy OF The Sun
7. The Time Of The Beast
8. Cleanse
9. Takehnase (demo version)
10. Cleanse II (Live In Oberhausen)

The third in a series of NEUROSIS 25th Anniversary t-shirts, available for a limited time only. To see images and order, visit:

DORO PESCH Issues Statement Regarding Ronnie James Dio’s Passing

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

” …I’m so sad and heartbroken it’s hard to even believe what has happened. It feels like losing one of my best friends. Ronnie was such an incredible inspiration to me both as a musician and as a person. His tremendous talent, the depth of his voice, his sincere personality… it’s difficult to put into words the wonderful soul that he was to his friends and fans around the world. I’ve never seen a musician be as good to their fans the way Ronnie was. I’m so grateful that we were able to support Dio many times through out the years. Ronnie meant the world to me.  I love him so much and miss him so deeply.  Rest in peace, Ronnie. Your spirit will live on forever. We love you.” – Doro Pesch, May 2010

PESTILENCE To Kick Off First North American Tour In 16 Years This Sunday

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Technical death metal legends PESTILENCE will kick off their first North American tour in 16 years this Sunday! Presented by Decibel Magazine and MetalSucks, the Resurrection Macabre Tour 2010 will begin in Baltimore as part of the Maryland Deathfest at Sonar on May 30th and close at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on June 17. Support will be provided by Warbringer, Vital Remains, Enfold Darkness and Sacrificial Slaughter.

Commented vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli : “Words can’t really describe how excited we all are about this upcoming Resurrection Macabre Tour 2010. We will put our heart and soul into these upcoming shows and hope to make lots of fans happy with both old and new material. The PESTILENCE is spreading once more!”

PESTILENCE released their first studio record since the critically acclaimed Spheres full-length (1994) with 2009’s Resurrection Macabre (Mascot Records). The band currently features vocalist/guitarist Patrick Mameli (C-187), returning bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Obscura), new drummer Yuma Van Eekelen (The New Dominion, Brutus) and guitarist Patrick Uterwijk.

PESTILENCE w/ Warbringer, Vital Remains, Enfold Darkness, Sacrificial Slaughter:

5/30/2010 Sonar – Baltimore, MD (as part of Maryland Deathfest)*
5/31/2010 Club Mosaic – Chattanooga, TN **
6/01/2010 The Bar – New Orleans, LA **
6/02/2010 Emo’s – Austin, TX
6/03/2010 Ridglea Theater – Ft. Worth, TX
6/04/2010 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
6/05/2010 Club Red – Tempe, AZ
6/06/2010 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
6/07/2010 Ultra Violet – Los Angeles, CA
6/08/2010 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
6/09/2010 Satyricon – Portland, OR
6/10/2010 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/11/2010 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC*
6/13/2010 Station 4 – St Paul, MN
6/14/2010 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
6/15/2010 Mod Club Theater – Toronto, ON **
6/16/2010 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC **
6/17/2010 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY

** No Warbringer