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BAPTISTS Unload New Track From Bloodmines Through Metal Injection; Tour With Obliterations And Torch Runner Nears

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Take a step back from your complacent life and catch an awakening smack in the mouth with the new track, “Calling,” courtesy of Vancouver’s unstoppable BAPTISTS.

Culled from their incoming sophomore LP, Bloodmines, which was recorded and mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios, the tenth track from the album rides with a slightly slower pace than the record as a whole, jamming with a more noise rock whiplash, yet never letting their furiousness fall to the side for a moment. Metal Injection is now streaming “Calling” alongside the lyrics and some insight on the track from BAPTISTS’ standpoint and more.

Embark on daily journeys
To seats that stay in place
Repress innate feelings
To walk the fuck away

Boss says it’s our calling
Boss says

Stream “Calling” at Metal Injection right now at THIS LOCATION.

Revolver Magazine recently premiered the track “Harm Induction” playing HERE.

With Bloodmines now just under a month from its October 14th North American street date via Southern Lord, the band will take to the North American West Coast days before the album’s release. Following several headlining shows, BAPTISTS will take place in the Southern Lord showcase in Los Angeles, California  on October 15th, joining labelmates Excel, Goatsnake, Xibalba, Obliterations and Torch Runner. From there, Obliterations, Torch Runner and BAPTISTS will all tour as a package through the end of the month, with all three acts touring on their new albums, all due via Southern Lord in October. Another tour highlight includes a stop at Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, set to take place October 16th-19th in Tucson, Arizona, where BAPTISTS are set to perform on the main stage the final evening of the gathering with SUNN O))), Obliterations and Sex Prisoner.

Stand by for further BAPTISTS tour actions and further audio from Bloodmines to be released in the coming weeks.

BAPTISTS Tour Dates:
10/11/2014 The Artery – Edmonton, AB @ Up + Downtown Fest w/ Waingro, Ringleader
10/12/2014 Nite Owl - Calgary AB w/ Waingro
BAPTISTS West Coast Tour w/ Obliterations, Torch Runner:
10/15/2014 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA Southern Lord Showcase w/ Excel, Goatsnake, Xibalba
10/17/2014 Hard To Find Space – Santa Barbara, CA
10/18/2014 Black Flame Collective – San Bernadino, CA
10/19/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest #
10/20/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
10/21/2014 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA
10/23/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR
10/24/2014 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
10/25/2014 Biltmore Vancouver, BC
10/26/2014 Lucky Bar – Victoria, BC
10/28/2014 Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR ^
10/29/2014 TBA – Santa Rosa, CA **^
10/30/2014 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA **^
** w/ Creative Adult
^ w/o Baptists
# w/o Torch Runner

Like its predecessor, BAPTISTS’ acclaimed Bushcraft debut LP, Bloodmines is an exhilarating album pouring with genuine, raw emotion and frenzied punk fury. Shards of feedback make way for rapid riffs and savage vocals, with explosive drumming surging life into every second of each movement. On tracks like “Vistas”, “Calling” and the title track, “Bloodmines,” the pace changes, revealing powerful, melodic and jagged noise rock songs, much like influential San Diego post-hardcore band Drive Like Jehu, which go beyond the two minute mark. Discordant guitar melodies and abrasive vocal passages are elongated, still volatile but perhaps allowing for further contemplation of the band’s underlying message.

UFOMAMMUT: Mini-Documentary For Fifteen-Year Anniversary DVD Posted; XV Set For Release October 15th

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Following recent news of the upcoming XV DVD, documenting fifteen years of incredible psychedelic doom from Italian trio, UFOMAMMUT, a clip of the ninety-minute documentary on the band, their equipment, friends which consumes just one part of the DVD has been posted. The exposé includes several minutes of interrogations with all three of the members and some brief live footage sampled from XV, and is viewable now at THIS LOCATION.

Since 2013, UFOMAMMUT has been working on a special video project documenting their incredibly vibrant discography and unbeatable live delivery, now set for release as XV. As the band’s visual elements are of of equal importance as their music, with virtually every album created with a video counterpart specifically fitted for said release and their corresponding live performances of the tunes. The DVD features over three hours of footage — including Magickal Mastery Live, a twelve-song live act — interviews, outtakes, and extras, all documenting these first fifteen years of the band. This audiovisual experience will also be available as a special wooden 8GB USB drive, with both versions set for official release via the band’s own Supernatural Cat Records on October 15th.

Preorders for the XV DVD can be placed by North American fans via Earsplit Distro HERE and internationally through Supernatural Cat HERE.

UFOMAMMUT will return to North America for their first major tour of the continent in 2015, including their first trip to Maryland Deathfest. With only a brief 2008 West Coast venture in the US under their belt, the full-on upcoming tour will see the band spending several weeks stateside, bringing their magical, mysterious and pulverizing doom metal to the masses in support of their acclaimed ORO double-album set, released in 2013, as well as their next full-length release, which the band is currently preparing to record in October for release again through Neurot in early 2015.

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

TODAY IS THE DAY: First Single From Animal Mother Released Via Metal Injection Video Premiere; Tour With Lord Mantis Announced

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The first single from TODAY IS THE DAY’s tenth LP, Animal Mother, has been released via Metal Injection through a disturbing new video for the ninth track, “Masada,” as the band begins to divulge the newest developments in their massive upcoming tour schedule.

Produced by visual architect David Hall of Handshake Inc., the disturbing accompaniment for “Masada” delivers the track in a vibrant, high-contrast collage of footage, combining imagery born of nature’s itinerary and humanity’s inherently sadistic and perverse ways. Cult leaders summon more flies to the fire while children learn to handle automatic weapons. Brains decay and maggots feast upon the flesh of mammals, while a twisted, obfuscated plot unfolds amidst several unnamed humans in this disgustingly satisfying slab of cinematic madness. Undeniable lust, seething anger, inward loathing and outward aggression all flow in an occult blend of Americana that is as unique as the song. In other words, it’s “TODAY IS THE DAY as fuck.”

Issued director David Hall of the video: “I’m always honored when Steve Austin asks me to create a video for TODAY IS THE DAY. Early on we decided that ‘Masada’ should be the track people hear first from the new album because it really represents the album in terms of rock and diversity and TITD insanity. Steve wanted a video that would infect minds and reflect the madness of the music. I ate some meatloaf and went on a vision quest and was shown a couple in a desert being corrupted by their dysfunction and desire to control one another. So this is what I made.”

Strap in and send your day into a downward spiral with TODAY IS THE DAY’s “Masada” video via Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.

A trailer for Animal Mother, also created by Hall, is also playing at THIS LOCATION.

Southern Lord will release Animal Mother on LP, CD and digital download in North America on October 14th, as the band’s first venture for the label. With Animal Mother still lurking in the shadows, the band prepares for an extensive bout of widespread live actions in support of the album. From October 7th through the 26th, TODAY IS THE DAY will shred through the US on a headlining tour with direct support from Chicago deviants, Lord Mantis. This is the first phase of touring which will expand in the coming days, taking the band out on several more excursions through the rest of the year and well into 2015. Stand by for more major developments about to be issued in the coming days.

TODAY IS THE DAY w/ Lord Mantis:
10/07/2014 Geno’s – Portland, ME
10/08/2014 Sonny’s – Dover, NH
10/09/2014 Spotlight Tavern – Beverly, MA
10/10/2014 Dusk – Providence, RI
10/11/2014 The Pinch – Washington, DC
10/12/2014 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
10/13/2014 Kung-Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
10/14/2014 Church – Boston, MA
10/15/2014 The Depot – York, PA
10/16/2014 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
10/17/2014 TBA – Long Island, NY
10/18/2014 Jabber Jaws – Allentown, PA
10/19/2014 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
10/20/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
10/21/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
10/22/2014 TBA
10/23/2014 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
10/24/2014 TBA
10/25/2014 Hangar 21 – Shreveport, LA
10/26/2014 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10/26/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN

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. 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, and shrouded in original artwork by Samantha Muljat.

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

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RABBITS Releases Fully Analog Video From Third LP With Full Process Breakdown Via Gear Gods; European Fall Tour Extended

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Following the recent Lamb Unlimited release of RABBITS’s contaminated third LP, Untoward, the horde now infects the media with their official video for the track “So Fake It’s Real.” Following in the same “digital can suck it” ethos of the LP — recorded live to tape, only overdubbing vocals and solos — as well as their recently recorded live session at the KEXP radio station studio in Seattle, the “So Fake It’s Real” video was constructed by Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang, OFF!, ZZ Top), who took DIY to new levels of dementia to create one of the most caustic handmade videos to be found.

“I’ve wanted to do a video like this for some time and was looking for the right band/song and RABBITS fit the bill all the way around. I had gotten bored with the clean perfect look of all the HD videos out there and wanted to shoot something that had  a lot of texture, grit and personality to it and HD has none of that,” McConnaughy states in a sequential breakdown of the “So Fake It’s Real” creation process. The man succeeded with staggering success, utilizing fully analog equipment and unorthodox manufacturing methods, infusing chemicals, lasers, skateboards, stomping techniques, pillow cases, coffee filters, a Fisher Price Pixel Vision camera and more to visually capture RABBITS in the filthiest possible state. He continues, “There is absolutely no digital effects used in the making of the video. Everything is analog, with equipment made well before 1985. The only thing modern was the editing system that I used but it was just simple cuts, I didn’t do any real color correction because it is what it is.  It’s not perfect, it’s jagged, it’s rough, it’s messy; it’s how life really is and that’s why I like it.”

Gear Gods is now hosting the official “So Fake It’s Real” video alongside a step-by-step photo/text breakdown of the video’s construction at THIS LOCATION.

Also name-your-price on the KEXP Seek And Destroy live session, which features three tracks from the new Untoward LP as well as “Bees” from their first 7”, right HERE.

RABBITS continues to expand their European Fall tour, which is set to rip loose in mid-October and will now run through into early November. Leading off with a few local Portland ragers on September 14th and 30th, the band will raid the European peoples from October 13th through November 2nd, with dates locked in Belgium, the UK, France, and a final run through Spain and Portugal still being confirmed for the final week. A final itinerary will be issued in the coming days.

RABBITS Tour Dates:
9/14/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR w/ VX Gas Attack, Redneck, A Volcano [all-ages matinee]
9/30/2014 The Know – Portland, OR w/ Drunk Dad, Honduran
European tour w/ Årabrot, MoE:
10/13/2014 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE
10/14/2014 Stag and Hound – Bristol, UK
10/15/2014 Star & Garter – Manchester, UK
10/16/2014 13th Note – Glasgow, UK
10/17/2014 The Windmill – London, UK
10/18/2014 Green Room Store – Brighton, UK
10/19/2014 The Pits – Kortrijk, BE
10/20/2014 La Zone – Liège, BE
10/21/2014 Terminus – Rennes, FR
10/22/2014 Le Parvis De Bagnolet – Paris, FR
10/23-11/02/2014 TBA – Spain/Portugal

Stream all of Untoward via American Aftermath at THIS LOCATION, and place orders for the digital and 150-gram LP cut at 45 RPM guaranteed to rip your face off are available HERE.

“The Portland power-trio known as RABBITS is neither warm nor fuzzy—and if it’s proof you need, refer to the band’s new album, Untoward. Like a shovelful of sludge to the skull, the record reeks of blood, mud, and the rancid pheromones of AmRep veterans like Cows and Killdozer.” – The Onion’s A.V. Club

“In a noise rock scene dulled by younger musicians trying to be someone else, RABBITS have been RABBITS. Lines can be drawn — you could add the descriptor ‘heavier’ to Flipper or Shorty and be in the ballpark — but nothing really sticks besides ‘RABBITS.’” – Invisible Oranges

“Once again, RABBITS prove they are one of the better noise-punk bands out there… RABBITS have delivered an excellent slab of noisy, filthy punk rock. Their ability to absorb outside influences makes even more deadly. For fans of noise rock, this one is a no brainer…” – Verbicide

“Untoward stuns and disorients, hypnotizes and invigorates. Swampy riffs, marching pulses and a noisy thunder all marry up with a handful of mental illnesses and warm, inviting tone to take the listener on a trip they weren’t expecting…” – Scratch The Surface

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO: Final Stage Of Three Continent Gasconha Rocks Tour Underway; Suicidal Records Talks US Release Date & Tour For Early 2015

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

This week, Gascony, France-based, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO, will embark on the final handful of shows in their massive Gasconha Rocks World Summer Tour 2014, the ongoing trek taking the drum and guitar duo through twelve countries on three continents this Summer season. Having already conquered clubs and arenas throughout France, Belgium, Holland, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Spain, South Africa and the Czech Republic since June, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO this week prepares to raid Austria, Hungary, and their French homelands once again before calling this tour complete.

Along the widespread international tour routing, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO has dominated stages at a substantial list of festivals across Europe and Japan, including headlining the Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan and much more. The band also appeared on the massive national television program, Why Did You Come To Japan?

Additionally, the overwhelming response from these recent performances has already forced THE INSPECTOR CLUZO to book new gigs in Asia, with two newly-confirmed shows in India and two more back in Japan this November, with even more to be added to this itinerary.

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO continues to your in support of their fourth full-length, Gasconha Rocks, which was released in Europe to massive critical acclaim in September 2013, after which the band signed a US deal with Suicidal Records, run by Suicidal Tendencies/Infectious Grooves frontman, Mike Muir, and home to both artists and more. Suicidal Records is now looking to release the mighty Gasconha Rocks stateside in early 2015, in conjunction with a widespread North American tour for the band. More specific details on the album’s American release and the impending trek in its support will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Watch the band rip Fuji Rock apart RIGHT HERE and the Why Did You Come To Japan? segment featuring THE INSPECTOR CLUZO [from the 11:30 mark to the end] HERE.

Gasconha Rocks World Summer Tour 2014 [remaining dates]:
9/10/2014 Badeschiff – Vienne, AT
9/11/2014  Heritage Festival – Pécs, HU
9/12/2014 Akvarium – Budapest, HU
9/20/2014 The Fiestival 4Marsanne, FR
November Asia Dates:
11/02/2014 NH7 Week Ender Festival – Kolkotta, IN
11/09/2014 NH7 Week Ender Festival – Bangalore, IN
11/20/2014 Club Quattro – Tokyo, JP
11/21/2014 Soma – Osaka, JP

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO’s fourth studio full-length, Gasconha Rocks, was recorded in full analog by the band on their old MCI mixing desk on their farm in Mont de Marsan, Gascony. The album’s diverse ten tracks capture the act’s most closely represented recording of their insanely energetic live show. Delivering a soul/funk-influenced barrage of jacked-up rock, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO formed in 2007 when their bassist never showed up for practice, therefore initiating a lifelong goal of abusing and demoting bassists the world over. Boasting a fully DIY attitude and system in every aspect, the duo — guitarist/vocalist Malcom Lacrouts and drummer/backing vocalist Phil Jourdain — has handled their own management, booking, label and promotion since inception, even amidst their massively and steadily growing fanbase over the years. Their rampant live performances have been heavily documented online, indisputably ranking them one of France’s most hard-touring bands.

ATRIARCH: Ritualistic Death/Doom Collective To Release An Unending Pathway Via Relapse Records This Fall; Teaser Track Posted + Preorders Available

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, ATRIARCH is a mesmerizing death/doom metal force encompassing haunting atmospheres and droning avalanches of ritualistic sludge, a living entity comprised of four parts, offering catharsis through sonic ritual. After two critically adored records on Seventh Rule and Profound Lore, ATRIARCH make their Relapse debut with their finest moment yet: An Unending Pathway. Fusing death rock, doom, black metal, punk and psychedelic drone/noise, ATRIARCH immediately establish themselves as one of the most creative and compelling heavy music bands of the twenty-first century. Imagine Bauhaus as covered by Eyehategod, or Sisters of Mercy filtered through Neurosis, and you begin to get the picture of what ATRIARCH has achieved. Recorded at Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon, produced by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Melvins et al) and the band, engine-eared and mixed by Anderson at Everything Hz, also in Portland, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege, An Unending Pathway offers up seven cataclysmic soundscapes to your deepest darkest nightmares. Once every few years a band comes along that takes the familiar and creates something wholly new. ATRIARCH have done just that with An Unending Pathway.

“Our aim is to tear a hole in the veil that blinds us from our true selves,” relays the band, “We are bombarded with ideals of a superficial shallow lifestyle, that we are enslaved to maintain. This veil has become so powerful and overwhelming that we ignore our spirits to worship our shells, as money stokes the fires that burns our immortal souls. Greed corruption fear and hate is the true face of this Self Serving way of life that we have come to call ‘normal.’ While we believe in opening our minds and expanding our spirits we cannot forget our ability to fight. The spiritual battle for freedom of mind and body can be fought on all levels and violence is in our nature. There is no god there is no devil there is an All Encompassing force that connects all living things. Embrace the ritual and the veil will come crashing down…”

An Unending Pathway will be released via Relapse Records on October 28th, 2014. In the meantime sample the haunting resonance of “Collapse” via Soundcloud at THIS LOCATION or YouTube HERE.

An Unending Pathway Track Listing:
1. Entropy
2. Collapse
3. Revenant
4. Bereavement
5. Rot
6. Allfather
7. Veil

Preorder An Unending Pathway on CD HERE, via iTunes (which includes an instant download of “Collapse”) HERE or via BandCamp HERE.

“…shambling, ritualistic drone that gets its talons into you via crusty howls, a colossal dynamic, and the overall feel of continuing ritual” – Pitchfork

“…a swarthy, crushing voyage through a blackened ritualistic soundscape…” - Cvlt Nation

“…doom-soaked, gothic death rock…an act that have our undivided attention.” - Exclaim

UFOMAMMUT Announces Details Of Fifteen Year Anniversary DVD

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

UFOMAMMUT, Italian sorcerers of supernatural and obliterating doom, have been very busy behind the scenes following the release of their widely acclaimed ORO collection on Neurot Recordings and the Magickal Mastery Tour of 2013 and 2014, which saw them performing music from across their canon. A band constantly pushing and looking forward, while simultaneously keeping a firm eye on their history, as they continue to celebrate their fifteen years in existence, they still have much in store for their fanbase.

Since 2013, UFOMAMMUT has been working on a video project which will be released on DVD via the band’s Supernatural Cat Records this October, after all, the visual element of the band is of equal importance to their music.  The DVD features over three hours of live footage — including Magickal Mastery Live, a 12 song live act — interviews, outtakes, and extras all documenting these first fifteen years of the band. Titled XV, this audiovisual experience will also be available as a special wooden 8GB USB drive.

On the subject of reaching this milestone the band commented…”ORO was a particularly ambitious album for us, and the Magickal Mastery Tour was a great chance to revisit all of our favorite songs in front of really great crowds. When we took some time to reflect on what we had accomplished we knew that the best ways to celebrate our first fifteen years, was a DVD release, something for our fans to contribute towards and to treasure. We’re excited about what the next fifteen years has in store…”

A preview trailer of what the XV DVD has in store has been released. Check out the artwork, photos of the wooden USB drive, the trailer and more below.

Preorders for the XV DVD have been posted. International orders can be placed via Supernatural Cat HERE and US fans can order exclusively via Earsplit Distro HERE.

In addition to this DVD release, UFOMAMMUT has confirmed that they will be heading into the studio to record their seventh studio collection this September. The new album should see the light of day in Spring 2015 via Neurot Recordings. They’ve also revealed plans to return to the USA to tour the entire country for the first time, as well as a promise of more European performances. Stay tuned for more details on all developments in the coming weeks.

The Magickal Mastery Live Running Order:
Eve (Pt. III & IV)

EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – September 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

SEPULTURA: Revolver Premieres “Territory” Clip From Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In RioSEPULTURA — who stands among Brazil’s most successful bands ever — will unveil a new live offering entitled Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio next month. [More…]

YOB: New Full-Length From Portland Doom-Bringers Now Playing In Full Via Pitchfork; Clearing The Path To Ascend To See North American Release - As commanding as it is cathartic, Clearing The Path To Ascend, the long-anticipated new full-length from Portland doom technicians, YOB, demands the tandem attention of mind, body, and soul. [More…]

GOATWHORE New Orleans’ Favorite Metal Legion Announces US Headlining Dates + Band To Support Samhain On Select Shows – New Orleans’ favorite metal legion, GOATWHORE, will embark upon another bout of live headlining invasions next month. [More…]

ANTI RITUAL: Blackened Hardcore Troupe Premieres “No Second Earth” Video Through Metal Injection; European Fall Dates Announced – Copenhagen-based blackened hardcore four-piece, ANTI RITUAL, appeared on the scene out of nowhere with the release of their self-titled debut EP this past April. [More…]

SECRET CUTTER Confirmed For Brooklyn-Based Uninvited Fest – Having independently released their Self Titled debut LP (yeah, it’s named that) earlier this year, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based trio, SECRET CUTTER, is now set on devouring fans and unsuspecting victims in the live setting throughout the region and beyond in support of the LP. [More…]

MALPRACTICE: Video Documentary & CD Giveaway For New Album Launched At Gear Gods – Musician-oriented/operated webzine Gear Gods is hosting a new documentary capturing the making of the new fourth album from Finnish progressive/thrash act, MALPRACTICE, as well as a fan-aimed CD giveaway. [More…]

BAPTISTS: Track From Upcoming Bloodmines LP Now Playing At Revolver Album Due Via Southern Lord In October – Vancouver’s BAPTISTS this week utilizes Revolver Magazine to drop the first new single from their upcoming second album, Bloodmines, the platter due for release via Southern Lord in North America on October 14th. [More…]

BLACKWOLFGOAT: New LP From Progressive Drone Project Streaming In Full At Decibel – In celebration of its official release, today Decibel Magazine hurls forth Drone Maintenance, the cathartic new long player from one-man progressive drone project, BLACKWOLFGOAT, in its entirety! [More…]

MY BROTHER THE WIND: Expansive Album Trailer For New LP By Swedish Cosmic Rock Instrumentalists Released – Sweden’s instrumental cosmic rock quartet, MY BROTHER THE WIND, will release their third full-length album this October, the opus harnessing forty-five minutes of the band’s entirely improvised, instrumental psychedelic rock, entitled Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One. [More…]

FUCKING INVINCIBLE Announces It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better September TourFUCKING INVINCIBLE has completed the routing on their upcoming It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better Tour, a September run in support of their debut LP of the same name released this Summer. [More…]

ANAAL NATHRAKH: Birmingham Extreme Metal Miscreants To Release Desideratum This October Via Metal Blade Records; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available – Birmingham-based extreme metal miscreants and recent Metal Blade signees, ANAAL NATHRAKH, are pleased to infect the masses with their anticipated new full-length this Fall. [More…]

AUTHOR & PUNISHER Announces New Round Of Live Assaults; “The Drone Machines Shall Return!” – Master sound conspirator, Tristan Shone, will bring his cacophonous manifestation of cold, mechanical doom known as AUTHOR & PUNISHER to the streets in the coming months for a clobbering run of live takeovers. [More…]

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GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Marauders Prepare To Soil The US Supporting Skeletonwitch And Black Anvil – The masked mutants in GHOUL are preparing to terrorize the US next month on a live intrusion supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil! [More…]

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GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Marauders Prepare To Soil The US Supporting Skeletonwitch And Black Anvil

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The masked mutants in GHOUL are preparing to terrorize the US next month on a live intrusion supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil! The caravan of chaos will begin September 5th in Chicago and sully nearly two dozen municipalities before coming to a mutinous close on September 24th, 2014 in San Francisco.

Says guitarist/vocalist Digestor:”Greetings, Numbskulls! Once again GHOUL is coming to your rotten country to murder and devour your lard-assed, chicken-fried, imbecilic citizenry! We are currently hiding in empty pickle barrels in the hold of a tramp steamer on its way to one of your American ports. Luckily the pickle barrels have Wi-Fi, so I can not only send out this message, but I can tweet about all the things that enrage me on a daily basis. What an exciting time we live in! Anyhooooo, come out to our shows with the mighty Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil, and kiss your ass goodbye! And as always, live for metal, DIE FOR GHOUL!”

GHOUL w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil:
9/05/2014 Double door – Chicago, IL
9/06/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
9/07/2014 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
9/08/2014 The Sinclair – Boston, MA
9/09/2014 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY ** Noisey Presents: GHOUL, Mutant Supremacy, Grudges
9/10/2014 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
9/11/2014 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
9/12/2014 The Empire – Springfield, VA
9/13/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
9/14/2014 Tin Roof – Charleston SC *
9/15/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/16/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/17/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA *
9/18/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
9/19/2014 Trees – Dallas, TX
9/20/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/22/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/23/2014 Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
*No Skeletonwitch
** No Skeletonwitch/Black Anvil

In related news, GHOUL recently penetrated Creepsylvanian National Television with the new rogue installment of their “Burning Questions” video series. Watch Cremator roast their inquisitive fanbase and other vats of humankind’s fallout with Burning Questions below.

Additionally, GHOUL announced a new addition to their maggot-infested back-catalog, with the vinyl manifestation of their debut album, We Came For The Dead!!! Initially released in 2002, We Came For The Dead!!! was an instant cult classic in the most putrid depths of the metal underworld, delivering  a slick, punk-infused style of American goregrind from an unidentified tomb in the depths of Creepsylvania, where they’ve since waged war on mortals from with full anonymity. Having brainwashed countless souls since with a plethora of disturbing musical platters, GHOUL now offers up We Came For The Dead!!! on vinyl which includes a GHOULish rendition of Megadeth’s “Skull Beneath The Skin.”

We Came For The Dead!!! will be available for public consumption September 9th, 2014 via Tankcrimes on three gruesome color variants: a “More Blood” red edition in a run of 666, the ultra-limited “Torch” pressing in a tri-color yellow/orange/bone scheme, and the Die Hard edition, which bears a “Blood Spill” red inside clear vinyl, foil stamped jacket, flexi postcard w/ bonus track “We Are Creepsylvanians” by Igvar Shmeltzy and the Turnips. All vinyl editions include an instant download. Get gritty on this action HERE. And for the CD and digital format junkies, the album comes paired up with GHOUL’s ghastly follow-up to We Came For The Dead!!!, Maniaxe, as a nifty two-for-one album deal available now. Who says GHOUL doesn’t like bargains. Order the CD HERE (or in stores worldwide) or the digital version HERE.