Archive for June, 2012

USURPRESS: Cult Death Metal Legion’s Debut LP Out This Summer Via Selfmadegod

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Selfmadegod Records will proudly release the debut LP from Swedish death metal horde USURPRESS this July!

Following their In Permanent Twilight MCD released via Selfmadegod this Spring — in addition to recently released split EPs with Pyramido (Plague Island) and Bombs of Hades (Doomentia) — the first full-length from USURPRESS is ready for disbursement, available from Selfmadegod this July! Entitled Trenches Of The Netherworld, the album contains eleven soul-reaping circle-pit anthems utilizing the band’s seemingly patented blend of death metal and d-beat/crust punk influences. The album’s cover art was crafted by by Rafal Kruszyk (Interment, Hooded Menace, Deceased, Paganizer, etc.).

Uppsala-based USURPRESS features the steamrolling flair of four members of the Swedish punk/metal underworld including vocalist Stefan “Steffe” Pettersson (Diskonto, Uncurbed), bassist Daniel Ekeroth (ex-Tyrant, ex-Dellamorte, author of Swedish Death Metal book), drummer Calle Andersson and guitarist Påhl (ex-Blotseraph, ex-Shuriken).

Trenches Of The Netherworld Track Listing:
1. Black Death on White Wings
2. Effigies Burns Across the Wastelands
3. Coronation of the Crippled King
4. The Wooden Sceptre
5. The Colours Of Darkness
6. Trenches of the Netherworld
7. The God Eaters
8. In the Beginning (Ended Yesterday)
9. Dethroned By Shadows
10. I Stand Above Time
11. Seduction Through Bloodshed

http://www.usurpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/Usurpress
http://www.selfmadegod.com
http://www.facebook.com/selfmadegod

SOPHICIDE: German Tech Death Metallers Announce Willowtip Debut

Friday, June 29th, 2012

German technical death metal sorcerers, SOPHICIDE, are pleased to announce the release of their debut, Perdition Of The Sublime. Set for North American release on August 14, 2012 via Willowtip Records, the 11-track long player was recorded, mixed and mastered by founder Adam Laszlo at his home studio and features the striking cover design by artist Steve Voigt.

Formed as a one-man-project in 2009 by Laszlo, then 19, SOPHICIDE fuses elaborate melodies with battering technical brutality into a sound that’s as malicious as it is memorable. Meaning “murder of wisdom,” SOPHICIDE describes the state of modern society and serves as the central theme of Perdition Of The Sublime. Notes Laszlo: “It’s another word for anti-intellectualism. People are stupid, ignorant and seem to be proud of it. This is a disturbing trend.”

“I’m really keen to release this album,” he continues of the release. “I’ve put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it and I hope people can connect to it as I do. Basically the overall theme coincides with the meaning of ‘sophicide.’ Intellect and enlightenment seem to be displaced by religion and casting shows. There’s this overall apathy, people don’t seem to give a shit about anything as long as they get their cheap meat and TV shows. This is what POTS is basically about, although the focus is on religion, after all it’s the elephant in the room.”

Check out first track “The Art Of Atrocity” right here:

Sophicide “The Art Of Atrocity” by EARSPLIT

Perdition Of The Sublime Track Listing:
1. The Art Of Atrocity
2. Within Darkness
3. Perdition Of The Sublime
4. Of Lust And Vengeance
5. Execration
6. Blood For Honour
7. Freedom Of Mind
8. Folie Á Deux
9. Lafayette’s Deception
10. Dawn Of A New Age
11. The Essence Of Warfare

http://www.facebook.com/Sophicide
http://www.myspace.com/sophicide
http://willowtip.com

The First East Coast THE POWER OF THE RIFF Fest To Invade NYC In September

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Following the recent announcement of the third annual West Coast installment of The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles on August 11th, today the first ever East Coast chapter of the festivities have been confirmed!

TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. Curated by The Power Of The Riff and Southern Lord,  and presented by Scenic and Brooklyn Vegan, the devastating two-day The Power Of The Riff East will take place in NYC on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Brooklyn’s massive Warsaw club, boasting an incredible roster of riffcrushing artists from across the country.

At press time the lineup for day one of TPOTR East includes PENTAGRAM, POISON IDEA, NEGATIVE APPROACH, XIBALBA, ALPHA & OMEGA and POWER TRIP, while day two will show SUNN 0))), WINTER, REPULSION, UNEARTHLY TRANCE, SALVATION and DEAD IN THE DIRT hitting the stage, with additional support and headlining acts still to be announced in the days ahead.

A limited number of two-day passes for The Power Of The Riff East are available for purchase right now RIGHT HERE. Single day tickets for both days will go on sale this Monday, July 2nd at 12pm EST. Saturday tickets will be available AT THIS LOCATION and Sunday tickets AT THIS LOCATION. tuned for more announcements in the days ahead as the lineup for this behemoth event expands.

Full info and tickets for The Power Of The Riff West — confirmed to take place on Saturday, August 11th at Los Angeles’ Echo/Echoplex — are available now HERE.

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http://twitter.com/#!/TPOTR
https://www.facebook.com/ThePowerOfTheRiff
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PRIMATE: Hear The Full Album Now At BrooklynVegan

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

With PRIMATE’s debut LP Draw Back A Stump approaching official worldwide release next week via Relapse, today the entire ten track audiobeast can be set loose through your computer speakers via BrooklynVegan.

Stream PRIMATE’s Draw Back A Stump in its crushing entirety HERE.

Draw Back A Stump will be in North American stores next Tuesday, July 3rd. Preorders are available HERE.

PRIMATE’s grind-infused hardcore punk ruckus brings the relentless spirit of the genre’s pioneers like Poison Idea, Doom, Bad Brains, Napalm Death and Discharge into the modern age with super slick and thunderous production and a foundation-leveling sonic beating. Formed by vocalist Kevin Sharp, bassist/vocalist Dave Whitworth, drummer Shayne Huff and guitarists Bill Kelliher and Mike Brennan, the band disbursed a 1000-run CD pressing of Draw Back A Stump on their own last year. Shortly after, they joined forces with Relapse who are now preparing to officially release the remixed and remastered version of the album worldwide in all formats, featuring three tracks not on the original release.

“…it’s just so simple, unpretentious and bludgeoning, it’s almost hard to believe a band this straightforward manages to still sound pretty fresh. 9/10″ – Metal Storm

“…these veteran players deliver a scorching new effort, chock full of blazing punk-rock-flavored, d-beat-induced grindcore that is fresh and exciting while giving nod to the glory days.” – Blow The Scene

“…a hardcore record that is distinctly traditional, while still making occasional nods at all manner of more recent advancements… 4/5″ – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

http://www.primategrind.com
http://www.facebook.com/Primategrind
http://www.relapse.com
http://relapserecords.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/RelapseRecords

EYEHATEGOD Announce Europe Is The New Vietnam Tour 2012

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

EYEHATEGOD, Louisiana’s favorite purveyors of hardcore, blues-based, unrepentant, post-amplificated dirge, will head to Europe this Summer to further spread their audio message of discontent. The caravan of decadence and debauchery begins July 20 at Serengeti Festival 2012 in Stukenbrock, Germany and will pillage its way through 19 cities, leaving in its wake nothing but broken glass and hurt feelings.

Commented frontman Mike Williams of the latest rampage: “In this wonderful End-Time era of 2012, New Orleans’ only ‘Brotherhood of the Pharmaceutical Probation System,’ EYEHATEGOD, are once again hitting the rusted railroad tracks and unpaved interstates, hitchhiking their lonesome souls all the way across the seven seas to do even more psychological damage to the music industry, and put full blown reality and life’s terrible immorality in all your faces…where it belongs.”

EYEHATEGOD – Europe Is The New Vietnam Tour 2012:
7/20/2012 Serengeti Festival 2012 – Stukenbrock, Germany
7/21/2012 Hammer Open Air Metal Festival 2012 – Turku, Finland
7/22/2012 Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany
7/23/2012 Magnet – Berlin, Germany
7/25/2012 Fonobar – Warsaw, Poland
7/26/2012 Viper Room – Wien, Austria
7/27/2012 IBK – Innsbruck, Austria
7/28/2012 Big Barre Club – Cesena, Italy
7/29/2012 Kab Usine – Geneve, Switzerland
7/30/2012 Garage – Saabrücken, Germany
7/31/2012 Bastard – Osnabrück, Germany
8/01/2012 Beta – Copenhagen, Denmark
8/02/2012 Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, Sweden
8/04/2012 Tribute – Sandnes, Norway
8/07/2012 Fleece – Bristol, United Kingdom
8/08/2012 Academy 3 – Manchester, United Kingdom
8/09/2012 Garage – London, United Kingdom
8/11/2012 Ieperfest 2012 – Ieper, Belgium
8/12/2012 Gebäude 9 – Cologne, Germany

In related news, EYEHATEGOD is preparing for another U.S. takeover this fall. Details to be confirmed in the coming weeks. In the meantime check out live footage of new track “Medicine Noose” from Dark Lord Day 2012 in Munster, Indiana in April at THIS LOCATION. Check out the full set HERE.

http://www.eyehategod.ee
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEyeHateGod
http://www.MikeIX.com

ORANGE GOBLIN Video Premiere Courtesy Of Metal Injection

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Today Metal Injection, in cooperation with Scion A/V, unleashes ORANGE GOBLIN’s mammoth “Acid Trial” video. The track comes off the band’s A Eulogy For The Damned full-length released via Candlelight Records earlier this year. “Acid Trial” was directed by Tom J. Cronin offers up four-and-a-half minutes of psychedelic live footage, sharp visuals, hot ladies and general asskickery.

Take at peep at THIS LOCATION.

A Eulogy For The Damned is ORANGE GOBLIN’s seventh studio album and first under the Candlelight Records banner. The offering continues to reap praise for its pure, sonic awesomeness from fans and critics nationally. Popdose called it “…pretty damn fantastic. Rockin’, riff-tastic and possibly the best record from start to finish that they’ve released yet.” Blistering crowned it “…a total pure-bred metal album,” adding that, “there’s not a trace of fluff or even a sideways idea to be found, which makes its execution all the more impressive,” while Decibel proclaimed: “Long-haired limeys, maximum riffage and turbo doom. Biker rock. From England. And it’s pretty awesome.” Metal Underground agreed: “With a sound that splits the difference between Sabbath and Motörhead, ORANGE GOBLIN serves up a potent dose of ’70s-style metal on A Eulogy For The Damned. Gloomy doom and punk power have seldom sounded so good together,”while About.com added: Orange Goblin’s A Eulogy For The Damned… is a lesson for the lesser ones. This is how to make a solid heavy metal album. It’s how the Chimera roars when it wants everyone to hear.”

http://www.orange-goblin.com
http://www.facebook.com/orangegoblinofficial
http://www.myspace.com/theorangegoblin
http://www.youtube.com/orangegoblinofficial
http://candlelightrecordsusa.com

THE BODY: Reissue Of Debut Album Now Streaming At Vice Magazine

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Today the long out-of-print self-titled debut album from apocalyptic sludge duo THE BODY is officially available again worldwide via At A Loss Recordings. Initially released in 2004 — years before their acclaimed sophomore LP All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood and their collaborative LP with Braveyoung — this new version of The Body was remixed/remastered at Machines With Magnets, where THE BODY has recorded all of their albums to date.

With the album now available again, the deviants at Vice Magazine, who goddamn love THE BODY’s bulldozing savagery, have posted a track-by-track breakdown of the album by the band, in addition to a stream of the entire album.

Let THE BODY’s end-time thunder abuse you RIGHT HERE.

THE BODY originally released their self-titled album on Moganono Records in 2004, before they had begun to infiltrate their apocalyptic sludge hymns with lush vocal choirs, orchestral movements and industrial noise programming. But while a bit more atavistic in nature, the album bears nearly forty-five minutes of THE BODY’s now renowned slow-motion dirge riffs, innards-shifting low-end tones, chaotic instrumental breaks, repetitive/building tonal movements, and sinister shrieking, sure to satisfy the doomsday urges within any fans of the band’s newer, more recognized releases.

THE BODY have confirmed several Northwest shows with their brothers in Whitehorse for the first week of July. In August THE BODY will tour the entire West Coast of the US with The Assembly Of Light Choir and Braveyoung, with several dates confirmed and more performances still being added to the tour.

THE BODY w/ Whitehorse:
7/03/2012 Plan B – Portland, OR w/ Atriarch, Usnea
7/05/2012 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
7/06/2012 The Highline – Seattle, WA

THE BODY w/ Braveyoung, The Assembly Of Light Choir:
8/08/2012 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA
8/09/2012 Plan B – Portland, OR
8/11/2012 Oakland Metro (side room) – Oakland, CA
8/13/2012 Sidebar – Los Angeles, CA
8/14/2012 Che Cafe – San Diego, CA
8/15/2012 Blue Star Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
8/16/2012 Pioneer – Santa Cruz, CA

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/the-body/334047229514
http://www.atalossrecordings.com
https://www.facebook.com/atalossrecordings

AGALLOCH: Faustian Echoes EP Streaming In Its Entirety; North American Tour Draws Near

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

AGALLOCH have made their new EP, Faustian Echoes, available for streaming at their Bandcamp page HERE.

This EP will be available as a digital download at the Bandcamp site starting on July 11th when the band begins their Summer tour in Portland, Oregon [see complete routing below]. The LP and CD versions will be released through AGALLOCH’s own imprint, Dammerung Arts. Both the LP and CD versions will be initially only available during the band’s trek (July 11th – August 11th) and will then be made available to the world following the tour.

“Faustian Echoes” is a single, two-part song based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s epic masterpiece “Faust.” Reaching over twenty minutes, “Faustian Echoes” is the longest song AGALLOCH have ever written. Recorded mostly live at Portland’s Jackpot Studio by Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis), mixed by Anderson and later mastered by Justin Weis (Ludicra, Hammers Of Misfortune, Worm Ouroboros) at Trakworx, “Faustian Echoes” continues and expands on AGALLOCH’s dark, brooding, and colossal sound.

Having formed in 1996, AGALLOCH have consistently produced existentially dark music stretching over four full length albums, a handful of EPs, and numerous single tracks and compilation appearances. AGALLOCH’s influence can be seen in many of the so-called “post-black metal” bands and they are often regarded as the first band to bridge the neofolk and black metal genres. The band has earned a reputation for explosive live shows and has sold out venues across Europe and the US.

AGALLOCH Summer Tour 2012 w/ Taurus:
7/11/2012 Branx – Portland, OR w/ Eight Bells [TICKETS]
7/12/2012 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA w/ Eight Bells [TICKETS]
7/13/2012 The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC w/ Eight Bells [TICKETS]
7/14/2012 The A Club – Spokane, WA w/Eight Bells [TICKETS]
7/16/2012 Zebra – Bozeman, MT [TICKETS]
7/17/2012 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO [TICKETS]
7/18/2012 Waiting Room – Omaha, NE [TICKETS]
7/19/2012 Miramar Theater – Milwaukee, WI [TICKETS]
7/20/2012 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL [TICKETS]
7/21/2012 Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI w/Musk Ox [TICKETS]
7/22/2012 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH [TICKETS]
7/23/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Musk Ox [TICKETS]
7/24/2012 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC w/ Musk Ox [TICKETS]
7/25/2012 Middle East – Boston, MA [TICKETS]
7/26/2012 Williamsburg Music Hall – Brooklyn, NY w/ Musk Ox [TICKETS]
7/27/2012 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA [TICKETS]
7/28/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA [TICKETS]
7/29/2012 King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC [TICKETS]
7/31/2012 Orpheum – Tampa, FL [TICKETS]
8/01/2012 The Earl – Atlanta, GA [TICKETS]
8/02/2012 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL w/ Pallbearer [TICKETS]
8/03/2012 One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA w/ Pallbearer [TICKETS]
8/04/2012 La Grange – Dallas, TX at w/Maleveller [TICKETS]
8/05/2012 Red 7 – Austin, TX [TICKETS]
8/08/2012 The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ [TICKETS]
8/09/2012 The Casbah – San Diego, CA w/ Author & Punisher [TICKETS]
8/10/2012 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA w/Oskoreien [TICKETS]
8/11/2012 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA [TICKETS]

http://www.agalloch.org
http://agalloch.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/AgallochOfficial
http://twitter.com/AgallochBand

DEADKILL: Seattle Punk Outfit Release Video From Debut 7″

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Seattle’s rock/punk henchmen DEADKILL have just set loose a brand new video, filmed for the opening track to their recently-released self-titled debut 7″. Directed/edited by Joe Jacobs, and produced by Jerry Howard and Nik Christofferson, the badass “Oh God Help You” video thunders with the outfit’s hard-rocking punk, combining an action-packed live show setting with an axe-wielding psycho chase sequence that makes this one an absolute must-see.

Featuring former and current members of Seattle acts Himsa, The Daves, Meices, Whiskey Tango and Good To Die labelmates Absolute Monarchs, DEADKILL’s debut 7″ was released by Seattle-based Good To Die Records at the end of May. The potent release bears four anthems that surge with energy fans of Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, Poison Idea and the Hookers should be immediately attached to.

DEADKILL’s next live throwdown will be at Seattle’s annual Capitol Hill Block Party, the massive three-day festival featuring 100 regional and national acts performing on a range of stages. DEADKILL will play on Friday, July 20th at 4:15pm on the Neumos Stage alongside Black Breath, labelmates Absolute Monarchs and Sandrider and more. Full event info can be found here.

DEADKILL is:
Vocals – Bryan Krieger
Guitar – Kirby C. Johnson
Guitar – Michael Stubz
Bass – Michael Loftus
Drums – Shawn Trudeau

http://deadkill.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/deadkillseattle
http://twitter.com/deadkillseattle
http://www.goodtodierecords.com
https://www.facebook.com/goodtodierecords

EXHUMED: Frontman Matt Harvey Added to Death To All Tour

Monday, June 25th, 2012

EXHUMED frontman Matt Harvey has been added as a special guest lead vocalist to the all-star studded Death To All Tour 2012. Matt Harvey will be joining drummers Gene Hoglan (Individual Thought Patterns/Symbolic) and Sean Reinert (Human), bassists Steve DiGiorgio (Human/Individual Thought Patterns) and Scott Clendenin (The Sound of Perseverance), guitarists Paul Masvidal (Human), Shannon Hamm (The Sound of Perseverance) and Bobby Koelble (Symbolic), and vocalist/label-mate Charles Elliott of Abysmal Dawn/Bereft.

Harvey replaced Obscura vocalist Steffen Kummerer due to visa issues and had only 9 days to learn his entire set. Matt Harvey elaborates on the opportunity: “To say that I’m excited about hitting the stage with such amazing musicians would be a massive understatement. To say that I’m overwhelmed standing in Chuck’s spot singing his songs would be the understatement of the century. Phrases like ‘it’s an honor’ get tossed around pretty casually, but taking part in this unique celebration is truly exhilarating, humbling and magical for me. Even though the name of the band is Death, this event is a celebration of Chuck’s life and the vitality and staying power of his work. To be able to share what Death’s music has meant to me this way is a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I am incredibly grateful to have.”

Additionally, the concert organizers commented on Matt’s involvement: “The guys in the band, as well as the organizers and crew, want you to know Matt has been killing it! We are all very thankful for his efforts and talent, being able to pull this off on such short notice.”

Death To All 2012 is presented by Sick Drummer Magazine/Grind Percussion LLC and Perseverance Holdings Ltd – In benefit of Sweet Relief (sweetrelief.org). This five-city tour will feature a majority of Death’s amazing musicians, as well as special guests. This tour is to celebrate the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner, as well as to raise awareness of Sweet Relief Musicians Fund – a charity that provides financial assistance to career musicians faced with illness, disability or age-related problems. A complete run of dates including EXHUMED’s upcoming run on The Summer Slaughter tour is listed below.

Death to All Tour Tribute 2012 [remaining dates]
6/26/2012 House of Blue – Chicago, IL [TICKETS]
6/28/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY [TICKETS]
6/30/2012 The Beacham – Orlando, FL [TICKETS]

EXHUMED – Summer Slaughter Festival 2012
w/ Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, Cerebral Bore
7/20/2012 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA [TICKETS]
7/21/2012 SOMA – San Diego, CA [TICKETS]
7/22/2012 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV [TICKETS]
7/25/2012 House of Blues – Dallas, TX [TICKETS]
7/26/2012 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX [TICKETS]
7/27/2012 Pharr Events Center – Mission, TX [TICKETS]
7/28/2012 House of Blues – Houston, TX [TICKETS]
7/30/2012 The Ritz – Tampa, FL [TICKETS]
7/31/2012 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL [TICKETS]
8/01/2012 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA [TICKETS]
8/02/2012 The Valarium – Knoxville, TN [TICKETS]
8/03/2012 Amos – Southend Charlotte, NC [TICKETS]
8/04/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD [TICKETS]
8/05/2012 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA [TICKETS]
8/07/2012 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ [TICKETS]
8/08/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY [TICKETS]
8/09/2012 Northern Lights – Albany, NY [TICKETS]
8/10/2012 The Palladium – Worcester, MA [TICKETS]
8/11/2012 Heavy Montreal – Montreal, QC [TICKETS]
8/12/2012 Heavy Toronto – Toronto, ON [TICKETS]
8/14/2012 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH [TICKETS]
8/15/2012 St. Andrew’s – Detroit, MI [TICKETS]
8/16/2012 House Blues – Chicago, IL [TICKETS]
8/17/2012 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI [TICKETS]
8/18/2012 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN * No Cannibal Corpse [TICKETS]
8/20/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [TICKETS]
8/22/2012 The Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA [TICKETS]
8/23/2012 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR [TICKETS]
8/24/2012 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA [TICKETS]
8/25/2012 The Grove – Anaheim, CA [TICKETS]

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http://www.myspace.com/exhumed
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