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INTERNAL SUFFERING: Long-Running Brutal Death Metal Behemoths Ink New Deal With Unique Leader Records

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Unique Leader Records is very pleased to announce the re-signing of long-running brutal
death metal behemoths, INTERNAL SUFFERING.

Comments the band in a collective statement, “We are stoked to announce that we have resigned with Unique Leader! We are  all very proud to be again a part of a label that has released some of the finest extreme death metal albums in history from bands such as Deeds Of Flesh, Decrepit Birth, Disgorge, Pyrexia, Internal Bleeding, Disavowed, Hour Of Penance, Aeon, Beheaded, Psycroptic and Spawn Of Possession, just to name a few. This is the beginning of a new chapter for us. We would like to thank Erik Lindmark and all the staff at Unique Leader for welcoming us back into their incredible roaster. Few other labels can touch their legacy when it comes to high quality brutal death metal. We’ll be starting the recording sessions this Winter. We look forward to previously undreamed-of levels of brutality, speed and intensity with this new record. Stay tuned for more details!”

Spawned in 1996, INTERNAL SUFFERING recently relocated from their homebase in Pereira, Columbia to Madrid, Spain. Notorious for their apocalyptic brand of brutal, blasting, technically proficient death metal, the band’s bestial discography includes four full-lengths: 2000’s Supreme Knowledge Domain (Repulse Records), 2002’s Chaotic Matrix (Displeased Records), 2004’s Choronzonic Force Domination (Displeased Records) and 2006’s Awakening of the Rebel (Unique Leader Records), the last two of which featured the production prowess of extreme metal sound-wizard Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal/ex-Morbid Angel). A maniacal work ethic and thirst to spread their audio peril globally has allowed INTERNAL SUFFERING the opportunity to ransack stages throughout the US, Europe and Asia along the iconic likes of Cannibal Corpse, Sodom, Incantation, Exodus and Origin, among many more. The band has also graced the bills of some of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world including the Maryland Deathfest, Extreme Fest, Neurotic Death Fest, Barroselas Metal Fest, Tokyo Death Fest, Bangkok Deathfest, Fuck The Commerce Fest, Obscene Extreme Festival and Kaltenbach Open Air Fest as well as an appearance last year at the massive Rock At The Park. Among the most populated open air fests in Latin America, Rock At The Park draws over 100,000 headbangers annually!

INTERNAL SUFFERING will release their long-awaited fifth studio album via Unique Leader Records in 2015. Details to be unveiled in due time.

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IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver Doom Duo Severs Ears With “Breed, Consume, Die;” Crushing Merging In Light EP Nears Release

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Merging In Light is the forthcoming EP from Denver doom duo, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS. Produced, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Nightbringer, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, Merging In Light spews forth over twenty rumbling minutes of bottom-heavy, riff-sodden, fuzzed out cheerlessness. In celebration of its official unveiling, now just forty-eight hours away, today the band offers up opening rager, “Breed, Consume, Die” for communal worship.

Comments IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, “‘Breed, Consume, Die’ is basically about how we’re shoehorned as a society into this paradigm where we’re expected to constantly work, and spend what little time we have to ourselves consuming dispensable bullshit that does nothing to enrich our lives. If we don’t conform to that mold or approach to life, we’re labelled as dead weight, so we all end up chasing that carrot on a stick while anything of value in our lives is whittled down to nothing.”

Cherish the teachings of “Breed, Consume, Die” now streaming at the official IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS BandCamp page HERE.

And if you missed it, get down with your low-end with “Third Mind” still consuming the airwaves of Revolver at THIS LOCATION as well as ten-minute closing psalm, “A Union Of Opposites,” still streaming at Cvlt Nation at HERE.

Championed for exhibiting, “an aura of sonic darkness and evil,” by Zero Signal Magazine, Merging In Light boasts artwork by renowned illustrator Sam Turner, (Sleep, Speedwolf et al) and will be released independently on limited 12″ colored vinyl with an etched B-side. The two ouroboros serpents forming the Vesica Piscis symbol on the front and back cover will be done in UV spot gloss on the jacket, so it will have the appearance of glossy black against matte black. Additionally, 100 of the 500 records pressed will have a haze of black set against a milky, semi-translucent white, and will also come with a printed slipmat available. The remaining 400 will be white vinyl.

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS’s Merging In Light will be released Sunday, December 21st, 2014, the Winter Solstice, at THIS LOCATION.

“The music is tank-like in the roll of its mechanics, the guitar and bass chords so distorted and sludgy that it seems like an experiment in the most efficient means of sonic spinal compression, the drum strikes so powerful that they come down like a pile-driver on concrete. The effect is near-cataclysmic. But oh man, the groove is so dominant — these are neck-grabbing songs that will bend your head up and down to their will.” – No Clean Singing

“The three songs rumble along with menacing intent, chock full of monstrous, dark riffs and plodding drums… in the end a really enjoyable homage to Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Electric Wizard, and Sleep.” — Sea Of Tranquility

“…heavier than damn near anything you’ve ever heard…” — Hard Rock Revolution


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BARING TEETH: Dallas Avant/Tech Death Trio Releases Live Studio Session With The Violitionist

Friday, December 19th, 2014
[Photo by: Courtney Scholari]

Dallas-based tech/death trio, BARING TEETH, recently took part in a shredding session at Civil Audio in Denton, Texas to record a live studio set, as part of The Violitionist Sessions. Alongside a short interview, BARING TEETH clinically destroys three tracks from their second LP, Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins — “Visitant,” “Dripping Sun” and the title track — all recorded by Michael Briggs live with no overdubs.

Blaze the BARING TEETH Violitionist Session now at THIS LOCATION.

BARING TEETH, who was recently designated one of the best metal bands in North Texas by The Dallas Observer, released Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins through Willowtip Records at the end of November, the album recorded by Alex Bhore (This Will Destroy You) at Elmwood Recording, mixed by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Battles, Daughters), and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Swans). The record unloads thirty-seven minutes of the band’s most compelling, battering, slickly-executed technical death yet, with spacious atmospheres, frantic percussion and dissonant, angular riffwork. The band has been touring regionally in support of the album, and continues to do so through the Winter months, with shows booked this week, in early January, and more on the way.

BARING TEETH Tour Dates:
12/20/2014 Gatsby’s Mansion – Denton, TX
1/9/2015 Augustine’s – Hammond, LA
1/10/2015 Back to Back Bar – Bossier City, LA

Stream Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins in its entirety through Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION, and order the album through Willowtip Records RIGHT HERE.

Previously known as Soviet, BARING TEETH is an act formed by three musicians having collectively spent time playing in a plethora of acts including Cleric, Between The Buried And Me, Broadcast Sea and others. Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins long player is a true genre-bending masterwork sure to floor metallers of all walks. In a 4/5 rating, Sputnik Music hails, “BARING TEETH put out another superbly written, impeccably performed release,” while No Clean Singing opines, “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins does more than throw a fresh coat of paint on an old style; it seeks to question and re-define the depths and mission of death metal. In the process, the album submerges you in a haunting despair that brings a cold clinical chill to your bones and its mesmerizing effect lingers long after the music ends. Feeding you misanthropy that blooms kaleidoscopically, it teaches that walls exist only to be mutated and destroyed until the newly scarred forms resemble nothing the mind can grasp with comfort.” Gear Gods agrees, “BARING TEETH’s sophomore slump-defier is Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins. It builds upon the Gorguts-inspired fractured take on extreme metal that the trio executed on so well with their initial release, but adds to it a much more oppressive atmosphere not unlike Deathspell Omega’s busier moments. But in contrast with many of the band’s peers, BARING TEETH have been sonically captured with a big, roomy, natural tone that makes the haunting moments gel in a way that scares the bejesus out of me when I listen with the lights off. The sound is akin to what you’d get if a couple seasoned jazz cats struck up an impromptu jam, and were then promptly possessed by the tainted soul of Lucifer, the rebel king of Hell.” Adds Dead Rhetoric in an 8/10 review, “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins is a big ‘ol step into the world of dissonant, sometimes avant-garde, but always ‘whacked’ death metal.”

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DEAD IN THE MANGER Launches Preliminary Aural Assault From Debut LP At Noisey

Friday, December 19th, 2014

With 20 Buck Spin getting ready to bombard the planet the latest output from DEAD IN THE MANGER, as their debut LP, Cessation, is prepped for early February release, Noisey launches the first single from the new album.

DEAD IN THE MANGER’s content, song titles and origin remain as unidentified as the members’ identities, not to bury a hidden agenda or mask some smattering of mainstream entertainment icons from public scrutiny, but more to allow the artwork, music and belittling delivery to be the focal points of their flesh-cutting tunes. With the album’s fourth track, “IV,” it is apparent what menacing and malevolent decimation lies on Cessation, the outfit’s fluid blending of tactics culled from the realms of black metal and grindcore directly more apparent than ever. With the exclusive stream of “IV,” VICE Magazine’s music portal, Noisey, issues of the album, “it’s even better than their first EP. Smoldering black metal, gloomy post-rock, and flourishes of technical, melodic death congeal into something diabolically unique. These dudes know what they’re doing.”

Dispatch “IV” through Noisey RIGHT HERE.

20 Buck Spin, also responsible for DEAD IN THE MANGER’s Transience EP early this year, will release Cessation on February 3rd, 2015, on 12” LP and through all digital outlets.

In early 2014, a damaging new musical force made itself apparent, when DEAD IN THE MANGER appeared seemingly from out of nowhere with their debut EP, Transience, a six-movement EP which brandished a monstrous blend of extreme metal with elements born of black/war metal realms as well as standards of the grindcore movement in a seamless and endlessly destructive alloy. DEAD IN THE MANGER follows up the Transience debut with six new stages in the grief process, resolved in their adherence to dispiriting melodic atmosphere and frenzied black carnage, ever reaching upward yet inevitably pulled down into the mire. Whether grinding forth in a cascade of blinding black metal violence or cloaked in despondent post-rock gloom, Cessation leaves no space for hope, compelling the paradoxical embrace of suffering, the album shrouded in appropriately bleak artwork courtesy of Misanthropic Art (Secrets Of The Moon, Hooded Menace, Attic). The machinery of plutocratic slavery, churning and grinding the spirit of life until little remains but the last gasp of a doomed humanity, a cessation of the primal light in an absurdist nightmare.

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VOICES: UK Dark Avant Sound Contortionists To Release London Full-Length In North America Next Month

Friday, December 19th, 2014


UK dark avant sound contortionists, VOICES, will release their sophomore full-length, London, in North America next month. Tracked at Hackney Studios, the offering delivers fourteen bastardized tracks of progressive blackened psychedelic melancholia centered on the forgotten and diseased underbelly of England’s capital city. Featuring former members of Akercocke and My Dying Bride, VOICES manifests perfectly imperfect sounds to welcome the end of creation, the extinction of the human, the collapse of music as we once knew…

Comments the band, “VOICES invites listeners to join them walk through the cold streets of South London. London is represented in a manner that few can admit or stomach, and we hope to show the world our negative journey through this urban and hostile landscape.”

Already reaping the hails of European media outlets, Metal Hammer crowns London, “one of the most unique and ambitious metal albums of recent years… from sumptuous beauty through helplessly driven, angular extremity to mind-flaying, id-erupting mania, London is a shattering of the senses, and a psychedelic thrill ride down the rabbit-hole of consciousness.” Ave Noctum calls the creation, “dizzying and jaw dropping,” as it, “maliciously batters away throwing things in a head stewing melee,” while HorrorSexy adds in a perfect 10/10 review, “London is a complex album…Yet, the rewards it delivers are so very worth your time, patience and energy. In a year that has already seen outstanding albums from fellow Brits, Fen and labelmates Winterfylleth, VOICES close out the year with an absolute stunner. London has never been darker and this album will drag you through every dreary, rain-soaked corner of it.”

London Track Listing:
1. Suicide Note
2. Music for the Recently Bereaved
3. The Actress
4. Vicarious Lover
5. Megan
6. Imaginary Sketches of a Poisoned Man
7. The Antidote
8. The FuckTrance
9. Hourglass
10. The House of Black Light
11. The Final Portrait of the Artist
12. Last Train Victoria Line
13. The Ultimate Narcissist
14. Cold Harbour Lane

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

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

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POWER TRIP: Texas Crossover Act Continues Raging Tour Schedule Into New Year

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Since the 2013 release of their debut LP, Manifest Decimation, on Southern Lord, Texas maniacs, POWER TRIP, have toured incessantly, bringing their hyperactive brew of modernized-but-old-school thermonuclear crossover to ragers across multiple continents. The ongoing attack will continue into 2015, as the band has just announced a new bash of US tour dates in February and March, with their performance at Florida’s FYA Fest still confirmed before the year comes to a close.

First up, closing their crushing 2014 tour schedule down, POWER TRIP will bring their mayhem to the Fern Park, Florida-based FYA Fest, joining a bruising roster of hardcore acts including Down To Nothing, Incendiary, Code Orange, Cold World, Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, Discourse, Homewrecker and tons of others on December 27th and 28th. From February 23rd through 25th, they’ll raid three Texan towns — Houston, Austin and San Antonio — alongside S.H.I.T. Then on March 3rd, POWER TRIP gets underway with a three-week run through the Midwest and West Coast states, set to conclude at South By So What?! 2015 Festival in Grand Prairie, Texas, on select dates joining Build And Destroy, Title Fight and Merchandise. But as always with these road animals, more dates will undoubtedly be announced in the coming weeks.

POWER TRIP Tour Dates:
12/28/2014 Orlando Live Events – Fern Park, FL @ FYA Fest w/ Cold World, Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, more [info]
2/23/2015 Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
2/24/2015 The North Door – Austin, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
2/25/2015 1011 – San Antonio, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
3/03/2015 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
3/04/2015 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL w/ Build and Destroy
3/05/2015 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Build and Destroy
3/06/2015 Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/07/2015 The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/08/2015 The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/09/2015 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/10/2015 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/12/2015 The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/13/2015 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/14/2015 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/15/2015 The Glass House – Pomona, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/16/2015 Club Red – Mesa, AZ w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/17/2015 Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Merchandise
3/18/2015 Primal Skate Shop – Abilene, TX w/ Merchandise
3/22/2015 South By So What?! - Grand Prairie,TX [info]

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YOB: Portland’s Favorite Doom Craftsman Announce North American Tour Dates With Enslaved This March

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Following two furiously sold-out nights at renowned Brooklyn rock bar, Saint Vitus, as well as their mammothly efficacious European trek before that, Portland’s most prized doom craftsman, YOB, will return to the stage this Spring for a North American run supporting progressive black metal technicians, Enslaved. Slated to commence on March 5th in San Diego, the sixteen-date excursion will make its way across the country, coming to a close on March 24th in Boston. Additional support will be provided by Ecstatic Vision.

YOB w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision:
3/05/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/06/2015 Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
3/07/2015 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
3/09/2015 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
3/10/2015 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
3/11/2015 Corazon – Seattle, WA
3/13/2015 Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT
3/14/2015 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
3/16/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
3/17/2015 Thaila Hall – Chicago, IL
3/19/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON
3/20/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
3/21/2015 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
3/22/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
3/23/2015 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
3/24/2015 Sinclair – Boston, MA

YOB will be touring in support of their critically-adored Clearing The Path To Ascend full-length, released early this Fall via Neurot Recordings. Recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene alongside longtime YOB comrade/iconic sound wizard, Billy Barnett and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege, Clearing The Path To Ascend has won the praise of major media outlets globally, including Rolling Stone who placed the record at the coveted  #1 spot on their 20 Best Metal Albums Of 2014 noting, “The seventh album from Oregon doom metal sky-gazers, YOB, … makes perfect bedfellows of volume and beauty, pain and transcendence.” The esteemed publication further commends the record noting, “Opener ‘In Our Blood’ extends a simple riff into complex arches, tracing [vocalist Mike] Scheidt’s voice as it moves from an exquisite falsetto to a death-metal bellow in the course of sixteen-minutes. And during the colossal closer ‘Marrow’ — possibly the best metal song of the year, one that uses low notes to play uplifting melodies — Scheidt sings ‘Time will fall inside the dream.’ His voice suddenly reaches out like a clarion’s call, clear and telling and beautiful. It’s a pronouncement from the living, a semaphore pointing into the future.” Elsewhere the record placed at #7 on Decibel’s Top 40 Albums Of 2014, #9 on Wondering Sound’s 25 Best Metal Albums Of 2014, #1 on About.com’s 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums List, #11 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2014, #9 on Spin’s 20 Best Metal Album’s Of 2014, #9 on Metal Assault’s Best Albums Of 2014, and #1 on Free Williamsburg’s 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2014 among so many other lists both published and in the works.

YOB’s Clearing The Path To Ascend is available now via Neurot Recordings HERE.

“Mike Scheidt’s songwriting has never been stronger or more dynamic… a masterful return to form by an American doom powerhouse.” – Decibel

“An absolute monument of musicianship, songcraft, and raw emotion, this hour-plus slab of gut-wrenching, god-toppling doom, crafted by frontman Mike Scheidt in the wake of divorce and the decision to stop taking anti-depressants, operates on a grander scale, both sonically and philosophically, than any other album this year.” – Free Williamsburg

“For all its heaviness, the album is disarmingly meditative, relying less on forcing the mood for the listener and entrusting that the human commonalities of love, loss, fear, and hope threaded throughout the music will render an altogether familiar place of comfort and strength within the listener.” – Steel For Brains

“The sound on Clearing The Path To Ascend is tactile: You can practically feel vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt’s callused hands sliding up and down the guitar neck…This isn’t a case of fixing what was broken; it’s about becoming greater than they already were.” – Wondering Sound

“The closing, sprawling eighteen-minute plus ‘Marrow’ takes every previously visited songwriting element on Clearing The Path To Ascend and brings it all together into beautifully melancholic combination of heaviness and melody, a fitting capstone to a gem of an album.” – About.com

Clearing The Path To Ascend is YOB at their most frenzied (‘Nothing To Win’) as well as their gentlest (‘Marrow’), but taken as whole, its four songs feel like the seasons or the elements: powerful, eternal, wondrous, and bigger than all of us.” – Stereogum

“…Mike Scheidt continues to drive his band YOB to new heights of epic, darkly spiritual doom without consideration for trends, self-consciousness or the whims of fickle consumers. At sixty-two minutes yet only four songs, Clearing The Path To Ascend rewards the patient while almost deliberately snubbing the ADD set… Scheidt uses art as catharsis, and that means you as listener as well if you want to take that journey with him.” – Metal Injection


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XIBALBA: First Single From Tierra Y Libertad LP Released Via VICE/Noisey; West & East Coast Record Release Shows Announced

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Pomona, California’s XIBALBA has unchained the first single from their approaching Tierra Y Libertad LP with a stream of the album’s third track, “Invierno,” now playing at Noisey.

Bearing an impressive arsenal of recordings amassed since 2010, including notable splits, EPs, demos and two prior LPs, each chapter of XIBALBA’s recorded bloodline to date has seen the band expand upon their dense, hateful sound, and their third LP, Tierra Y Libertad, proves to follow this ominous path. With some of the band’s most savage death metal-fueled hardcore and decimating breakdowns to date, XIBALBA still continues to impress with new atmospheric tones and harrowing elements without straying from their unstoppable warpath. With nearly forty-four minutes of unrelenting revolutionary violence, Tierra Y Libertad was recorded by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Disgrace) at The Pit in Van Nuys, as with their lauded Hasta La Muerte LP, and the cover art as well following the path of Hasta with the employment of Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Suffocation) for Tierra Y Libertad’s cover artwork.

VICE Magazine’s music joint, Noisey, is exclusively streaming Tierra Y Libertad’s most literally intoxicating third track, “Invierno,” at THIS LOCATION.

Southern Lord will issue Tierra Y Libertad on CD, LP and digital outlets on January 26th in Europe and the 27th in North America.

In union with the release of their new works, the notorious road warriors will begin punishing audiences with the new album live. XIBALBA has declared a string of Tierra Y Libertad record release shows, with tour dates now scheduled on both the West and East Coasts in January and February. XIBALBA will hit Los Angeles and Berkeley on January 30th and 21st with All Out War and Skinfather, followed by a San Diego show on February 7th with Excel and Rotting Out. Directly after that they’ll raid the East Coast with five shows from February 18th through 22nd. With shows in Albany, Haverhill, Amityville, Baltimore and Providence slated with The Banner on all dates, Rude Awakening will play the last three shows, and All Out War will also join the Amityville and Baltimore dates.

Stand by for further XIBALBA developments in January including an official video for the album’s opening track, “Enemigo,” additional tour dates and more.

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

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GNAW THEIR TONGUES Begins To Confirm First American Live Performances Including California Deathfest; Track From Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 Thrives At Sound Colour Vibration

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

As Crucial Blast prepares to release the mammoth Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 compilation of early works from The Netherlands’ horrific industrial/doom entity, GNAW THEIR TONGUES, a track from the select anthology sees public exhibition, as the booking of the act’s first American live performances have begun.

While some have followed this act since its foundation, each GNAW THEIR TONGUES release continues to feed upon new populations, fueling solo artist Mories (Aderlating, Cloak Of Altering, etc.) and his contempt for the human race, while drawing new unsuspecting victims into its tumultuous undertow. One recent victim happens to employ coverage at Sound Colour Vibration webzine commune, and so the infection spreads, as the portal hosts a sample of what the Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 early works collection entails. Alongside a stream of the track “Slaves,” which actually slipped past all of the early GTT EPs and remains unique to this collection, SCV introduces this gut-wrenching movement with a sturdy description of the carnage, including, “”Sound coalesces and shape-shifts into a molded blend of moving tones and energy, slowly sinking into a deep reserve of the earth. Every tone is masked with a raw and unhinged surface, bleeding further into one another as things spirals into a maddening state of emotions… Every texture and piece of sound in ‘Slaves’ just crawls inside of me and starts to turn my insides black. It’s an assaulting approach to creating music and I can’t help but find the beauty and value in everything this stands for.”

Unearth “Slaves” now at THIS LOCATION.

Also check “Glorification Of Rats” from the 2007-released Prefering Human Skin Over Animal Fur release HERE.

Set for release on February 3rd, Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 is just the first of several waves of GNAW THEIR TONGUES recordings to be released in 2015, and as the outfit sees its 10th anniversary, the new year will also see the first American live performances from the entity. The act is one of several select acts confirmed for the inaugural California Deathfest, initiated by the creators of Maryland Deathfest. The intimate event will go down October 9th through 11th at the Oakland Metro, where GNAW THEIR TONGUES will join a host of acts including Ævangelist, Antediluvian, Autopsy, Disma, Ghoul, Impaled, Loss, Noothgrush and Worship. Additional stateside live actions will be declared.

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

For nearly a decade, Dutch avant-black/doom entity, GNAW THEIR TONGUES — named after a particularly evocative passage from the Book Of Revelation — has been infecting the underground with a uniquely disturbing brand of chaotic heaviness. Fusing together malevolent, rumbling doom with rabid, noise-damaged aggression and blasts of fearsome orchestral power and industrial pandemonium, and draping these lurching, hellish dirges in an oppressive atmosphere thick with horror and despair, the intensely nightmarish music of GNAW THEIR TONGUES defies easy categorization. The sum of all GTT’s construction and execution is the work of sole architect and madman, Mories, also known for other destructive output with Cloak of Altering, Pyriphlegethon, De Magia Veterum, Aderlating, Mors Sonat, Pompidou, Dimlit Hate Cellar and others. Before the debut An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood LP in 2007, GNAW THEIR TONGUES crawled into the black metal/industrial underground via a number of ultra-limited EPs which quickly went out of print, and are now sought after by fans of the band’s abject blackened horror. Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 is a new double CD anthology that gathers together essential, out-of-print early recordings from the band that span the first three years of GNAW THEIR TONGUES’s existence, compiling the Prefering Human Skin Over Animal Fur, Horse Drawn Hearse and For All Slaves… A Song Of False Hope EPs, the material from the Static Hymnal compilation, and other rarities from the bowels of the GTT archive.

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FALLOCH: Scottish Melancholic Post-Metallers To Release Sophomore Full-Length Via Candlelight this January

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Scottish melancholic post-metallers, FALLOCH, will unveil their long anticipated new full-length via Candlelight Records next month. Titled This Island, Our Funeral, the follow up to 2011’s Where Distant Spirits Remain was tracked at London’s Orgone Studios by Jaime Gomez Arellanu (Ghost, Cathedral, Ulver), and delivers nearly an hour’s worth of dark, chilling odes of atmospheric beauty.

Boasting a far darker dirge than its predecessor, Terrorizer Magazine commends This Island, Our Funeral’s, “haunting atmosphere and evocative crescendos of music and emotion,” further recommending, “go for a walk with it; you’ll struggle not to be moved.” In a perfect 5/5 rating, Metal Purgatory opines, “If this album can teach us anything, it is that we all come from this Earth and that this will be our funeral grounds. The emotions and power behind this album is immense and incomparable to anything else you will experience…” Ave Noctum concurs, “sometimes it’s really nice to sit back and just let pleasant music wash over you…” While Against Magazine adds, “This Island, Our Funeral is evidence that ancient themes reproduced nowadays can also be approached in different ways other than folk and black metal. FALLOCH present a canvas of modern doom and post metal. By the last part of the twelve-minute ‘Sanctuary,’ it’s really been acknowledged that this Earth is our home and it will be our funeral ground, brought by the heavy and mournful mid-paced farewell.”
This Island, Our Funeral Track Listing:
1. Tòrradh
2. For Life
3. For Ùir
4. Brahan
5. -
6. I Shall Build Mountains
7. Sanctuary

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

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

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