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BLOODTRUTH: Metal Assault Unleashes Lyric Video From Unique Leader-Bound Debut Album

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

With the impending doom of their debut album, Obedience, looming, Italian death metal horde BLOODTRUTH has created a lyric video for the album’s eighth track, “Foresworn,” which is today viewable via Metal Assault.

The ten tracks engulfing BLOODTRUTH’s Obedience tap into a wealth of unadulterated lyrical hatred released through incinerating waves of limb-removing, guttural metal. Engineered by Francesco Paoli and Cristiano Trionfera (both of Fleshgod Apocalypse) at Sonic Hammer Studios, Obedience was then mixed and mastered by Italian death metal producer and legend Stefano Morabito of 16th Cellars Studios (Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Eyeconoclast, Unfanthomable Ruination, Inherit Disease, and is enshrouded with some of the most intense artwork to date by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design (Exodus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Kataklysm), the perfect summary of the level of extreme comprising Obedience.

The new lyric video for the album’s “Foresworn” destroyer is now playing at Metal Assault RIGHT HERE.

Initially forged in 2009 as the side project of Fleshgod Apocalypse members Francesco Paoli and Paolo Rossi and now featuring the updated lineup of vocalist Luigi Valenti, guitarist Stefano Rossi Ciucci, bassist Riccardo Rogari and drummer Giacomo Torti, BLOODTRUTH heaves forth a sonic fireball of speed, brutality and unadulterated hate. Fusing the cryptic atmosphere of early ‘90s death metal and evocative Gregorian chant, representing the band’s homeland and history, with methodical technicality, BLOODTRUTH are ceaseless in their ear-lacerating capabilities. A visual teaser for Obedience was previously released HERE.

California-based Unique Leader Records will release Obedience on September 16th, 2014.


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LO-PAN: Ohio Riff Bringers Premiere New Tune Via Noisey; Tour With Black Cobra To Commence Next Week

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

With a tour supporting Black Cobra just one week away and a brand new record, the fittingly titled Colossus, on the horizon, Ohio riff bringers LO-PAN are pleased to uncork opening track, “Regulus,” via Noisey.

Elaborates vocalist Jeff Martin of the track, “‘Regulus’ is the brightest star in the Leo constellation. It’s a multiple system consisting of four stars. ‘Regulus’ is also Latin for ‘prince’ or ‘little king.’ The song is about a dream I had. In the dream I lived on a planet in the regulus system and the star was about to explode. The planet is about to be destroyed. And I’m reflecting on life as a whole facing the knowledge that I’m about to die basically.”

Adds Noisey: “Colossus is a great name for a doom record. In one breath it handily evokes images of majesty, grandeur, and past glories… It hints at hard-won battles and blood seeping into foreign sands, of rough-hewn idols and monoliths crumbling into the foaming sea. It paints a pretty goddamn inspiring picture. That being said, on a less romantic level, Colossus also slots neatly into doom’s obsession with really big… things. Ours is a world populated by behemoths and mastodons, dying giants, sea lords, and elder gods, whose exploits and flights of fancy are riffed sweatily into existence by big burly dudes encircled by halos of amplifier tubes. It’s larger than life, and if it’s done right, it’s way too much for your shitty foam earplugs to handle. It’s awesome.”

Check out “Regulus” before your imminent demise, now playing at Vice’s sound portal at THIS LOCATION.

Named for the Colossus of Rhodes — a ninety-six-foot statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun, Helios, constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the Greek city of Rhodes itself — LO-PAN’s fourth full-length, Colossus, serves as their most personal composition to date and a true testament to their evolution as a band. Having honed their musicianship through perpetual touring and partnering with producer/engineer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his Translator Audio Studio in Brooklyn, the Columbus four-piece knew exactly what they wanted out of this recording. Together they belted out ten smolderingly soulful psalms that reveal just how much they’ve moved beyond their influences to arrive at their own sound – a style built on aggression without caricature, fuzz without cliché, melody without redundancy and their meanest groove to date.

As a precursor to the release of Colossus, LO-PAN will take to the streets next week on a gargantuan live excursion alongside San Francisco volume perpetrators, Black Cobra. The trek will commence in Phoenix on August 28th and wind through nearly three dozen cities, with additional LO-PAN headlining shows added to the jaunt. See confirmed dates below.

LO-PAN w/ Black Cobra:
8/28/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
8/29/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
8/30/2014 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
8/31/2014 Doublewide – Dallas, TX
9/01/2014 Silver Dollar – Texarkana, AR *
9/02/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/03/2014 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
9/04/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
9/05/2014 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
9/06/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/07/2014 Gramps – Miami, FL
9/08/2014 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
9/09/2014 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/10/2014 The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
9/11/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte, NC
9/12/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/13/2014 The Pinch – Washington, DC
9/14/2014 Dusk – Providence, RI
9/15/2014 Nectars – Burlington, VT
9/16/2014 TT The Bears – Boston, MA
9/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/18/2014 Saint Vitus – New York, NY
9/19/2014 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
9/20/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/21/2014  The Outpost – Kent, OH *
9/22/2014 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA
9/23/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
9/24/2014 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
9/26/2014 Replay – Lawrence, KS
9/27/2014 Lost Lake Lounge - Denver, CO
9/28/2014 Burt’s Tiki Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
9/29/2014 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/30/2014 The Alley – Sparks, NV
10/01/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
10/02/2014 New Parish – Oakland, CA
10/04/2014 Downtown Lounge – Tulsa, OK *
10/17/2014 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH * Record Release Show
*LO-PAN headlining date/No Black Cobra

Colossus will be released via Small Stone October 7th, 2014.

“With enough stoner rock goodness to destroy bridges and skyscrapers alike, LO-PAN show that they are one of several absolutely essential rock outfits working today and a major force to be reckoned with.” – Sputnik Music


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TODAY IS THE DAY Lets The Details Of Animal Mother Out Of The Cage; Trailer For Tenth LP Released

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

As the visionary metal cult known as TODAY IS THE DAY prepares to assault the masses with their tenth full-length album, Animal Mother, Southern Lord today discloses the LP’s art, track listing and a visual trailer featuring the first precursor of the hostile and haunting audio the album promises to unleash.

As always, the dejected and vengeful hymns TODAY IS THE DAY delivers with their latest opus are among the most scathing passages of audio one will experience, as Animal Mother unloads just short of a solid hour of pure anguish. The band’s lineup features the rhythm section of bassist Sean Conkling (Regression, Burn Your Halo, Sprawl) and drummer Jeff Lohrber (Enabler, ex-Harlots), fronted by cult leader, founding guitarist/vocalist Steve Austin. Through fifteen diversified attacks, Animal Mother’s wrath recalls elements of several seminal TITD albums, merging the dementia of Temple Of The Morning Star with the blazing delivery of In The Eyes Of God, yet several acoustic and more melodic angles elevate the LP’s material to entirely different dimensions. Pain and hate are blatantly abundant in Austin’s seething and venomous lyrical tirades and emotional outcries. The Animal Mother recording sessions took place at the notorious architect’s own Austin Enterprises in the deeply wooded Maine wilderness this brutal past Winter, the material fully produced and mastered by Austin. The cover art for Animal Mother was created by Samantha Muljat.

A video trailer produced by David Hall of Handshake Inc. has today been released, viewable at THIS LOCATION.

Southern Lord will release Animal Mother on 2xLP, CD and digital in North America on October 14th. Stand by for further advance audio and video evidence from the album to be released as well as a gigantic list live offensive including several months of heavy touring to be declared shortly.

For two and-a-half decades, TODAY IS THE DAY has woven Steve Austin’s prophetic observations and noise-soaked chaos through a psychedelic, unique and unmatched battery of heavy styles. The outfit has spawned an incredible discography, forging their way to the forefront of Amphetamine Reptile, Relapse, Blackmarket Activities and many others. The band has toured with countless acts including Motörhead, Morbid Angel, Helmet, Neurosis, The Melvins, Napalm Death, Coalesce, Unsane and Eyehategod. Additionally, Steve Austin has produced nearly all of TITD’s releases, as well as groundbreaking albums for Lamb Of God, Converge, Deadguy and many others.

Animal Mother Track Listing:
1. Animal Mother
2. Discipline
3. Sick Of your Mouth
4. Imperfection
5. Law Of The Universe
6. Outlaw (Acoustic)
7. GodCrutch
8. Divine Reward
9. Masada
10. Heathen
11. Mystic
12. The Last Strand
13. Outlaw
14. Bloodwood

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BLACK COBRA: US Tour With Lo-Pan Begins Next Week

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Gruesome twosome, BLACK COBRA, will begin their massive impending US tour with support from Lo Pan on August 28th.

Since 2001, the BLACK COBRA duo has unloaded a deadly, damaging and wholly unique style of punk/hardcore-propelled sludge doom metal. An introductory self-titled demo EP would get them immediately picked up by At A Loss Recordings who officially re-released the EP as well as their 2006 debut LP, Bestial, and 2007-released follow-up, Feather And Stone, the albums bridged by a split with Eternal Elysium on Diwphalanx Records. Their destructive hymns and notoriously explosive live energy caught the attention of Southern Lord Recordings who signed the band for their acclaimed 2009 LP, Chronomega, as well as their most widely and positively received album to date, with 2011’s massive Invernal.

An unstoppable touring machine, BLACK COBRA continually destroys the planet on the road, having played over seven-hundred shows on multiple continents since 2006, including Asia, Australia and both Europe and North America many times each. Massive festivals including Hellfest, The Power Of The Riff, Roadburn, Dour, Scion and others have set the band up with prime slots where the meager duo strikes the crowd with more venom than a band thrice its size every time. Their albums portray visceral otherworldly and sci-fi lyrics and storylines, the result of the band’s major fascination with horror and sci-fi literature and cinema. Guitarist vocalist Jason Landrian (ex-Cavity) and drummer Rafa Martinez (ex-16, ex-Acid King) both currently reside in San Francisco where they’re working on material for their next LP due for release in the coming months.

With thirty-two cities confirmed to endure the BLACK COBRA live treatment in the coming weeks, the band’s more than month-long US Tour with support from Lo Pan begins next Thursday, August 28th and will decimate the country through October 2nd.

BLACK COBRA US Tour w/ Lo Pan:
8/28/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
8/29/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
8/30/2014 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
8/31/2014 Doublewide – Dallas, TX
9/02/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/03/2014 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
9/04/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
9/05/2014 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
9/06/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/07/2014 Gramps – Miami, FL
9/08/2014 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
9/09/2014 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/10/2014 The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
9/11/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte, NC
9/12/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/13/2014 The Pinch – Washington, DC
9/14/2014 Dusk – Providence, RI
9/15/2014 Nectars – Burlington, VT
9/16/2014 TT The Bears – Boston, MA
9/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/18/2014 Saint Vitus – New York, NY
9/19/2014 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
9/20/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/22/2014 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA
9/23/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
9/24/2014 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
9/26/2014 Replay – Lawrence, KS
9/27/2014 Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
9/28/2014 Burt’s Tiki Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
9/29/2014 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
10/01/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
10/02/2014 New Parish – Oakland, CA

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ACRANIA: Revolver Magazine Streams Totalitarian Dystopia In Its Venomous Entirety; New Full-Length Out TODAY!

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

In celebration of its final detonation, today Revolver Magazine is streaming Totalitarian Dystopia, the new full-length from London death bringers, ACRANIA, in its venomous entirety!

Dubbed a “festering slab of disgusting death metal,” by American Aftermath, Totalitarian Dystopia was recorded with Stu McKay at Studio 6 in London with mixing/mastering by Chris Foster. The record includes guest appearances from Tom Barber of Lorna Shore, Mendel of Aborted and Jamie Hanks of I Declare War and boasts a thirty-six minute maelstrom of sonic punishment through ten deviant tales dissecting chaos, corruption and the imminent collapse of mankind. Elaborates New Transcendence in a 9.25/10 rating, “Totalitarian Dystopia is chaos incarnate—from the first crack of the snare to the last crushing chug… If you haven’t been exposed to ACRANIA’s gargantuan style of slamming, prolapse-inducing deathcore, now is the time. Totalitarian Dystopia is nothing short of mammoth-sized riffs, steamrolling percussion and vocal brilliance… when the world’s end begins and government as we know it faces complete collapse, this is the album that will be blaring over loudspeakers in every city.” Adds Wonderbox Metal, “A hugely enjoyable release that’s more than the sum of its colossal riffs; this is an album that takes the deathcore template and makes it their own. Highly recommended for all fans of sonic heaviness and utter brutality.”

Bleed your ears dry to the sounds of Totalitarian Dystopia, now playing at Revolver at THIS LOCATION.

Named after a rare congenital disorder that occurs in the human fetus in which the flat bones in the cranial vault are either partially or completely absent, the politically-bent ACRANIA has spread their message through several independent recordings since their 2012 inception. Their debut split with Blue Waffle and “A Trophy Of Corporate Disfigurement” single, both released in their first year as a band, followed by their The Beginning Of The End EP released last year have helped the band forge a devout fanbase of pit-seeking followers. Having already toured with various acts throughout Europe including Cerebral Bore and Warpath, with upcoming shows booked alongside Thy Art Is Murder, Blood Red Throne and many more, ACRANIA will continue to scoff their way through the scene and proliferate their message of maximized hostility through their blistering fusion of brutality, slams and blastbeats.

Totalitarian Dystopia is out TODAY on Unique Leader Records. Order your copy at THIS LOCATION.


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PORD: The Obelisk Discloses Fresh Track From Rural French Noise Rock Trio; Wild European Tour Begins Next Week

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

From the sprawling backwoods and farmlands of rural Lozère, French noise rock cultivators, PORD, have set up at The Obelisk to market an example of their latest crop, harvested from their incoming second album, Wild. While overall bearing semblance to more widely recognized breeds including Helmet, Unsane, Rabbits, Beehoover and the like, the gnarled roots of Wild pair well with Solar Flare labelmates Sofy Major, Pigs and The Great Sabatini.

The generous flesh of “What Are Tuesdays For?,” the fifth of Wild’s seven fruits, is one of the most pungent sections of PORD’s latest yield, The Obelisk Taksmaster stating of the album, “Not short on atmosphere but sacrificing nothing in terms of efficiency in their pummel, PORD unveil a vicious strain of noise that’s anchored by deep low end and positioned sonically for righteous defiance, and of the track itself, “Maddening drum fills underscore the song, while deep-mixed vocals ask the all-pivotal question, ‘What the fuck are Tuesdays for?’ It’s like a conceptual art piece for disillusion…”

Appropriately check out today’s “What Are Tuesdays For?” special courtesy of The Obelisk at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, Solar Flare has released an amazing, or as they called it, “stupid,” new teaser for Wild RIGHT HERE, and the album’s leading “Staring Into Space” has been served by American Aftermath OVER HERE.

Preorders for Wild on CD are available HERE and the LP (on black or swamp green/bone splatter vinyl) HERE.

With Wild set to be fully available worldwide on September 8th, PORD will traverse the lands preceding the album’s release and well into harvest season mongering their wares. The Wild European Tour begins at Freakshow Festival on August 30th, and will see the trio caravanning into every corner of their home country and into Belgium and Switzerland through Samhain, including two shows with Hammerhead and more, with additional tour dates to be confirmed.

PORD: Wild European Tour:
8/30/2014 Freakshow Festival – Gigors, FR
9/12/2014 Black Sheep – Montpellier, FR
9/13/2014 Le Studio – Onet Le Chateau, FR
9/14/2014 La Machine A Coudre – Marseille, FR
9/23/2014 Deep Inside – Dijon, FR
9/24/2014 La Malterie – Lille, FR
9/25/2014 London Calling – Bruxelles, BE
9/26/2014 La Case A Choc – Neuchatel, CH
9/27/2014 La Caffette – Bern, CH
9/29/2014 Point FMR – Paris, FR w/ Hammerhead
9/30/2014 Mac Daid’s – Le Havre, FR w/ Hammerhead
10/01/2014 Socquette – Nevers, FR
10/02/2014 Pinky Bar – Nommay, FR
10/04/2014 Le Jardin Moderne – Rennes, FR
10/07/2014 Le Zinc – Poitiers, FR
10/08/2014 Pavillons Sauvage – Toulouse, FR
10/09/2014 Akoustic Café – Nimes, FR
10/11/2014 Les Capucins – Lyon, FR
10/31/2014 La Coope – Clermont-Ferrand, FR w/ Greys

PORD’s brand of output has evolved into complexly structured compositions with a throbbing and hypnotic undertow, along with a sometimes heavy and powerful, sometimes twisted rhythmic section, backed by incredibly tortured vocals. In March of 2014, PORD raided Rec Studio in Geneva to record their sophomore LP with Serge Morattel (Knut, Tantrum, Ventura, Basement…). Dubbed Wild, the strewn but cohesive nature of the band’s output on Wild is as contagious as it is caustic, showing a renewed musical evolution, with PORD’s typical raging sound coupled with a hint of straight rock and roll on a number of songs. With a faster pace and precise execution, their taut and aggressive delivery remains intact throughout the nearly forty-minute venture. The vocals also evolve toward a more rasping, primitive and offbeat rendering of cruder and increasingly straightforward lyrics.

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY To Kick Off West Coast Tour This Week; Blind Inducted Into The Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Following their recent stomp through New Zealand and Australia, North Carolina crossover legends, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, are readying to kick off a short run of West Coast live assaults. The near two-week trek will commence tomorrow in Spokane, and come to a close in Vancouver on September 1st. The band will be joined by Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying!

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will be touring in support of their fittingly titled IX full-length released last month via Candlelight Records. Dubbed “a triumph” by the Obelisk, IX was captured by the band alongside longtime friend and colleague John Custer. Clocking in at nearly forty-five minutes, the record offers up the groove-laden sludge/doom/punk concoction fans have come to expect from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. The Onion’s A.V. Club champions the band’s “…smoke-wreathed grooves and sludgy rushes of belligerence,” furthering that, “the album is a meat-and-potatoes feast,” Rock Revolt notes, “…this album contains the vital elements to satisfy the most fervid CORROSION OF CONFORMITY fan,” Decibel Magazine elaborates, “COC stick to the recipe that served them well on both 2012’s self-titled reboot and the follow-up EP, Megalodon: A little hardcore, a little crossover, a whole lotta Southern rock and (especially) doom metal, all stirred, shuffled, layered and frosted in ways that make guessing their next move impossible. But the band’s strategies are more expansive this time out, their tricks more finely woven into the fabric of each song,” while The Sludgelord adds, “not only does IX deliver what we hoped for, but they surpass that with an unwavering confidence – the sparks are flying on this one.” If you missed it, check out the lyric video for “Tarquinius Superbus” at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s seminal Blind full-length was recently inducted in the Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame! Check out the piece in the September 2014 issue available for purchase at THIS LOCATION.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
w/ Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying:
8/19/2014The Hop – Spokane, WA [tickets]
8/21/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT [tickets]
8/22/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [tickets]
8/23/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM [tickets]
8/24/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ [tickets]
8/26/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]
8/27/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
8/28/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA [tickets]
8/29/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz CA [tickets]
8/30/2014 Dante’s – Portland, OR [tickets]
8/31/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA [tickets]
9/01/2014 The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC [tickets]

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – August 18, 2014

Monday, August 18th, 2014

YOB: New Track From Clearing The Path To Ascend Now Playing At Stereogum – As the release of Clearing The Path To Ascend, the forthcoming new long player from Oregon doom icons, YOB, dawns, the band reveals the crushing resonance of “Unmask The Spectre.” Already teased in the album’s record trailer, fans finally get a taste of track three in full courtesy of host site, Stereogum. [MORE]

ORANGE GOBLIN’s New Album Coming This October; Track Streaming At Loudwire – Candlelight Records today confirms October 7th as the North American release date for ORANGE GOBLIN’s new album, Back From The Abyss. [More…]

MALPRACTICE Releases Debut Single From Sensory Records-Bound Fourth Album Via BraveWords – With the release of MALPRACTICE’s fourth studio full-length, Turning Tides, just over a month from release via Sensory Records, the album’s first single has been released through an exclusive stream at metal webzine, Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. [MORE]

SWASHBUCKLE: We Hate The Sea EP Now Playing – Dig deep into your pockets and hand over your doubloons to New Jersey raiders, SWASHBUCKLE, for a copy of their We Hate The Sea EP, or be consumed by their treacherous wake as they unleash hell for the release. [MORE]

DRUNK DAD & HONDURAN: Eolian Scum Unite For Ugly Month-Long US Tour – You can tell from the Eolian relation that’s it’s already going to be an ugly tour in its inception. But no, this upcoming DRUNK DAD and HONDURAN US trek is just a really ugly looking tour based upon the new flyer, the image resembling a mangled W-shaped grin where every tooth has been reworked with the outline of a boot… [MORE]

SUICIDE SILENCE + THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour – California based extreme metal titans, SUICIDE SILENCE, and Michigan’s unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, will combine forces this Fall on a heavy metal campaign across North America. [MORE]

RINGS OF SATURN Debuts Single From Third Full-Length With 3-D Video At Metal Injection; Summer Slaugher The Canada Club Tour Begins – Bay Area tech-death outfit, RINGS OF SATURN, has unveiled the initial single from their highly awaited third full-length album, Lugal Ki En, through a conceptual 3-D video for the album’s opening track, “Senseless Massacre.” [MORE]

SOCIETY SUCKER: Get This Right Records Confirms New Release From North Carolina Hardcore Outfit – Get This Right Records confirms the September release of the new self-titled EP from Wilmington, North Carolina-based hardcore outfit, SOCIETY SUCKER. [MORE]

HOD: New Hell Hymn From San Antonio Blackened Death Legion Now Playing At Revolver; Band Prepares For Live Takeovers – In less than one month, San Antonio blackened death legion, HOD, will unleash all out Hell with their long-awaited forthcoming new full-length, Book Of The Worm… [MORE]

MAID MYRIAD Posts Opening Track From Debut Album Playing At American Aftermath – In advance of their impending Nefarious Industries debut full-length, With Haste On Its Breath, Akron-based kaleidoscope rock act, MAID MYRIAD, releases the opening track and multiple preorder packages for the album. [MORE]

PIG HEART TRANSPLANT: Cvlt Nation Leaks Two New Tracks By Iron Lung Industrial/Noise Side Project – Cvlt Nation is currently punishing the masses with a double-dose of distressing no-wave industrial mayhem courtesy of PIG HEART TRANSPLANT — the solo project of Iron Lung’s Jon Kortland — culled from his second full-length, For Mass Consumption, which is nearing release this September via 20 Buck Spin and the band’s own Iron Lung Records. [MORE]

GOATWHORE Wraps Up Summer Slaughter 2014; Band To Support Samhain On Select Dates – Following a near month-long run of live debauchery on this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter tour, New Orleans’ favorite metal horde/perpetual road hounds, GOATWHORE, will take a short break before going roadbound again in September supporting death rock/horror punk icons Samhain on select dates. [MORE]

LETHAL DOSAGE Completely Meaningless Party Tour Confirmed – Tucson-based depravity squad, LETHAL DOSAGE, is ready to intoxicate the Southwest once again, having locked down another tour of the region for this Fall. [MORE]

TELOCH VOVIN: NYC Occult Black Metal Coven Announces New Live Rituals; Limited EP Release Confirmed - Following nearly a year off the grid, NYC-based black metal coven TELOCH VOVIN has declared a rash of late Summer/early Autumn live rituals across the region, as well as new, impending recordings. [MORE]

EXCEL: Additional Details On Southern Lord Reissue Of Classic Split Image LP Released – Following their 2013 reunion, California hardcore/thrash metal crossover band, EXCEL, has since teamed up with Southern Lord, who is now reissuing their debut album, Split Image, originally released in 1987 through Suicidal and Caroline Records. [MORE]

INTERNAL BLEEDING: New York Death Metal Squad Unleash First-Ever Music Video At Metal Injection – Having shattered legs and various other limbs with their pioneering style of slam since the early ‘90s, New York death metal legends INTERNAL BLEEDING are preparing to initiate their latest offensive with the release of Imperium, and as a precursor to its unveiling, Metal Injection premieres the new video for the album’s “Castigo Corpus Meum.” [MORE]

BLACK ANVIL: New York Black Metallers Announce Additional Live Infiltrations; Tour With Skeletonwitch And Ghoul To Commence Next Month – New York black metallers, BLACK ANVIL, are gathering their ammo for a live infiltration alongside Skeletonwitch and Ghoul. [More…]

DIE CHOKING: Noisey Debuts Brand New Burner From Philly Hypershredders – As Philadelphia’s hypershred-grinders, DIE CHOKING, prep their second 7” for public infiltration this September, today Noisey breaks off the first chunk off of the EP and rams it into humanity’s collective jugular. [More…]

BLACKWOLFGOAT: New Psychedelic Psalm From Progressive Drone Project Dominating The Airwaves Of Cvlt Nation; Forthcoming Full-Length To See Release Via Small Stone Recordings – Progressive drone project, BLACKWOLFGOAT is the solo vessel of guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw) specializing in looped guitar movements, building and layering upon each other to create compositions of dense distortion and delicate lines, as well as purely ambient pieces. [More…]

NEOPERA: Armoury Records Confirms Debut From Classical/Metal Fusion Act Featuring Members Of Gamma Ray And Dark Age – Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records confirms the upcoming debut album from Germany’s NEOPERA, founded by guitarist and driving force of German metal band Dark Age, Joern Schubert, and featuring Dirk Schlaechter, longtime bassist for German metal titans, Gamma Ray. [More…]

COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: Los Angeles Sludgecore Unit Drops “Guiding Light” At Decibel: Twilight Upon Us Release Draws Near – As the official unveiling of Twilight Upon Us, the forthcoming debut from West Coast sludgecore perpetrators, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE, draws near, today Decibel spews forth a new helping of heaviness with the sonic menace of “Guiding Light.” [More…]

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ORANGE GOBLIN’s New Album Coming This October; Track Streaming At Loudwire

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Candlelight Records today confirms October 7th as the North American release date for ORANGE GOBLIN’s new album, Back From The Abyss. Recorded earlier this year in London, the album reunites the band with producer Jamie Dodd. It was mastered at Turan Audio in late July. Back From The Abyss will be available for preorder via iTunes and Amazon beginning August 26th. Fans can begin to preorder the CD today via Candlelight’s official webstore and Bandcamp page.

Loudwire.com is celebrating the announcement with an exclusive North American stream of the album’s first single, “The Devil’s Whip.” Vocalist Ben Ward says, “This song is a real old-school banger stuffed full of riffs, sleaze, filth, and speed… just like the best metal should be! It’s Motörhead-style, outlaw-biker rock in all its glory, destined to get heads banging, fists pumping, drinks flowing and asses shaking. If you don’t find yourself breaking the speed limit to this song, desperate to find the roughest bar in town, start a fight and spending the night in a cell, then you are quite clearly already dead. Let’s ride, let loose, let’s rip… that’s right, you can’t escape ‘The Devil’s Whip.’”

Listen now HERE.

Back From The Abyss follows the band’s most successful release, 2012’s A Eulogy For The Damned, and the recent reissue of their 2007 album Healing Through Fire. Featuring twelve new songs, it delivers the quartets now internationally respected heavy metal. Decibel Magazine calls the band’s sound, “maximum riffage and turbo doom.” Blabbermouth dubs them, “a big burly bag of rock goodness.” Rocking hard as fans have come expect, Back From The Abyss shows not only the band’s tried-and-true blues and doom but the high caliber of their musicianship.

ORANGE GOBLIN will kick off the Autumn with a European tour alongside doom legends St. Vitus. Set to begin in France on October 9th, the tour will work its way through thirteen countries before concluding in Germany on November 14th. On the tour’s announcement Ward said, “We are extremely excited to be going on tour with our good friends and long-time heroes St. Vitus. Vitus are one of the bands that inspired us to form ORANGE GOBLIN all those years ago and to be able to promote our new album and celebrate their thirty-fifth anniversary at the same time just blows my mind.”

American dates in support of Back From The Abyss are anticipated to start early in the new year. Details to be announced shortly.

Together since 1995, ORANGE GOBLIN has released seven full-length studio albums. A Eulogy For The Damned was the band’s first for Candlelight Records and closed a five year recording hiatus. The album was supported with the most live dates by the band in their history; touring that saw the band on North America soil first alongside Clutch then on a full-scale headline tour that found them on thirty-eightstages across the US and Canada. Two videos were filmed and released for the album, including “Red Tide Rising” and the special Scion A/V video for “Acid Trials.”

Back From The Abyss Track Listing:
1. Sabbath Hex
2. Ubermensch
3. The Devil’s Whip
4. Demon Blues
5. Heavy Lies The Crown
6. Into the Arms of Morpheus
7. Mythical Knives
8. Bloodzilla
9. The Abyss
10. Titan
11. Blood Of Them
12. The Shadow Over Innsmouth

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

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COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: Los Angeles Sludgecore Unit Drops “Guiding Light” At Decibel: Twilight Upon Us Release Draws Near

Friday, August 15th, 2014

As the official unveiling of Twilight Upon Us, the forthcoming debut from West Coast sludgecore perpetrators, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE, draws near, today Decibel spews forth a new helping of heaviness with the sonic menace of “Guiding Light.”

Called “scary sick,” follow the light to Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, break some pavement to “Sleepwalking” still streaming at Metal Insider at THIS LOCATION.

Named in honor of a song by iconic noise rockers Big Black but more commonly known as a method of murder where the victim’s throat is slashed and the tongue is pulled through the open wound, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE’s Twilight Upon Us was produced by Erol “Rollie” Ulug (Graf Orlock) at Bright Lights Studios. Dubbed, “violent and impressive…,” in a 4/5 review from Stereokiller and a, “highly recommended listen for all connoisseurs of heaviness,” by Wonderbox Metal, Twilight Upon Us delivers thirteen grisly tracks of dark, riff-soaked, emotionally explosive audio wreckage.

Since forming in the Los Angeles in the Fall of 2010, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE — vocalist Scott Werren, guitarists Juan Hernandez-Cruz and Ben Daniels, drummer Ben Brinckerhoff and bassist Alex DuPuis — has earned a reputation for their punishing riffs and maniacal DIY work ethic. Though clearly rooted in hardcore, tracks like the syncopated, sludgy death march of “Play The Game” and midtempo thrash of “Drought,” complete with squealing synths, add a welcome dose of variance to an album that’s uncompromising in its aggression. “We don’t feel like we fit in any one genre, we just kind of slam things against a wall and focus more on how it makes us feel than where it fits in,” Hernandez-Cruz admits. “Our influences range from Cave In and Snapcase to Orchid and Page 99 so we never try to limit ourselves when it comes to what we do stylistically.”

Twilight Upon Us will be released independently on August 19th, 2014.


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