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LO-PAN: Ohio’s Riffiest Spills New Track At Revolver; Journey With Black Cobra Continues

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Ohio riff rockers, LO-PAN, hurl forth another track of amplified goodness with “Eastern Seas,” now playing at Revolver.

The tune comes by way of LO-PAN’s forthcoming Colossus full-length set for release via Small Stone Recordings later this month. Produced and engineered by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his own Translator Audio Studio in Brooklyn, Colossus was named in honor of a gargantuan 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.

Capital Chaos commends, “This colossus of an album delivers ten rock tracks clocking in at about forty-two minutes that you will find yourself blasting at full volume in your car. Why your car? Cause this album was bred to be listened to while driving down a desert highway, top down with a hot blonde next to you, rockin’ out right along with you as you head to the beautiful coasts of California,” The Obelisk notes, “…where their last full-length, 2011′s Salvador, was a pinnacle for their songwriting’s blend of fluid groove, soulful vocals and memorable tracks, Colossus reaps the reward of all their touring in pushing LO-PAN‘s methods even further. So it’s a meaner, more precise LO-PAN this time around…,” while Sea Of Tranquility adds, “Colossus will be a breath of fresh air for those that don’t mind a hint of the Sabbath influence but not looking for a rehash of Master Of Reality. Really strong vocals, catchy tunes, and of course plenty of great riffs make up the formula here, and it works from top to bottom.”

Sample “Eastern Seas,” courtesy of Revolver, at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, check out “Vox,” now playing at The Obelisk at THIS LOCATION as well as “Regulus” still streaming at Noisey at THIS LOCATION.

LO-PAN is currently rumbling stages across the US with Black Cobra with additional LO-PAN headlining shows added to the journey. See confirmed dates below.

LO-PAN w/ Black Cobra [remaining dates]
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. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

“It’s larger than life… it’s way too much for your shitty foam earplugs to handle. It’s awesome.” — Noisey


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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – September 22, 2014

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

BEASTMILK: Magic Bullet Records Confirms Stateside Issues Of Two Early Releases – As part of a swarm of new titles from Magic Bullet Records coming together for release over the coming months, the label is proud to announce the impending stateside issues of BEASTMILK’s Use Your Deluge EP and White Stains on Black Wax single. [More…]

PISS VORTEX: Mind Bending Grinders To Release Debut Album Via Indisciplinarian This November; Track Posted At No Clean Singing – It’s with utmost pleasure that Indisciplinarian announces the upcoming self-titled debut album from Denmark grinders extraordinaire, PISS VORTEX, on November 3rd. [More…]

IMMORTAL BIRD: Chicagoan Blackened Death Thrashers Announce Autumn Live Infiltration – Chicagoan blackened death/thrash day-ruiners, IMMORTAL BIRD, will bring their odes of deviance and decay to the stage next month on a short rash of North American live incursions. [More…]

BRAINOIL: Debut From Sludge Power Trio Streaming In Full At Cvlt Nation; Tankcrimes Reissue Out NOW! – Oakland trio, BRAINOIL, spew their own hyper-hellish brand of riff-soused, misanthropic sludge. [More…]

NEUROSIS, UFOMAMMUT, YOB: Three Key Neurot Recordings Artists To Perform At Maryland Deathfest XIII – Neurot Recordings is proud to have three major acts from their expansive family of acts confirmed to perform at Maryland Deathfest XIII, the annual festival once again set to take over Baltimore from May 21st to May 24th, with NEUROSIS, UFOMAMMUT and YOB joining the list of more than eighty bands to perform at the 2015 gathering, marking the label’s largest invasion of the annual festival to date. [More…]

GUST: Self-Titled Southern Lord Debut Out This Week; Album Streaming Via Bandcamp – Trollhättan, Sweden-based GUST this week releases their self-titled, sophomore LP via Southern Lord, a breakneck, nearly half-hour-long album signals the band’s first release on the label and is streaming in its entirety right now. [More…]

CANNIBAL CORPSE: A Skeletal Domain Out NOWOn Metal Blade Records; Band Announces Special Instagram Contest – The official unveiling of CANNIBAL CORPSE’s anticipated A Skeletal Domain full-length! [More…]

DIE CHOKING: Cvlt Nation Releases Track From New Seven-Inch Details Of Legal Living Included In EP Posted – 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. [More…]

SOCIETY SUCKER: Decibel Magazine Streaming New EP From North Carolina Hardcore Group – Decibel Magazine’s infamous Deciblog portal is hosting an exclusive stream of Society Sucker, the brutally groove-laden new EP from the Wilmington, North Carolina act of the same name, in honor of its parole date today. [More…]

ORANGE GOBLIN Set To Return To North America With Down – With ORANGE GOBLIN’s Back From The Abyss full-length now three weeks away from release, the band has confirmed the first North American tour in support of the record. [More…]

SAHHR: Los Angeles-Based Blackened Metal Legion To Release Debut EP This Halloween Via Domestic Genocide; Teaser Video Posted – Southern California based blackened metal perpetrators, SAHHR, are readying to drop their self-titled debut EP upon the masses this Halloween! [More…]

HOD: Second Full-Length From San Antonio Death Outfit Out Now; Entire Book Of The Worm Album Playing At Cvlt NationBook Of The Worm, the anticipated second full-length from San Antonio, Texas-based deathcrushers, HOD, is out NOW via Arctic Music. [More…]

ANAAL NATHRAKH: UK Extreme Metal Duo Wages War With “Monstrum In Animo,” Now Playing At Decibel – Long running UK extreme metal duo/recent Metal Blade signees, ANAAL NATHRAKH, are pleased to soil your day with the repugnant sounds of “Monstrum In Animo,” now playing at Decibel Magazine. [More…]

BLEACH EVERYTHING / VORS Split 7-Inch Due In October Via Magic Bullet Records Richmond Punk Destroyers & Los Angeles Synth Creep Unite – Magic Bullet Records has locked a killer, two-band split 7” for October release, marking the debuts of two fairly new names to the scene — Richmond, Virginia’s BLEACH EVERYTHING and Los Angeles, California’s VORS — both of which include some very not new names to the scene. Confused? Allow us to delve… [More…]

MUSK OX To Release Official Woodfall Guitar Tab Book – In light of the recent success and critical acclaim received for their second full-length album, Woodfall, MUSK OX has announced the release of the official Woodfall guitar book. [More…]

TODAY IS THE DAY: First Single From Animal Mother Released Via Metal Injection Video Premiere; Tour With Lord Mantis Announced – 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. [More…]

UFOMAMMUT: Mini-Documentary For Fifteen-Year Anniversary DVD Posted; XV Set For Release October 15th – 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. [More…]

KICKER: Oakland Punk Supergroup To Kick Off North American Tour – Oakland punk supergroup, KICKER, who feature within its ranks members of Filth, Dystopia and Neurosis with infamous veteran road dog, Pete the Roadie, on vocals, will kick off a short rash of North American live assaults this week. [More…]

TRAGODIA: Italian Progressive Metal Quintet Releases New Video From Mythmaker Through Revolver Magazine – Brescia, Italy-based progressive metal outfit, TRAGODIA, has just released an official video from their third LP Mythmaker, which was released last November via Kolony Records. [More…]

BAPTISTS Unload New Track From Bloodmines Through Metal Injection; Tour With Obliterations And Torch Runner Nears – 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. [More…]

Fifth Installment Of Cvlt Nation’s Compilation Series Now Playing With BLACK SABBATH’s Paranoid – CVLT Nation is proud to present the fifth covers compilation of the The CVLT Nation Sessions with BLACK SABBATH’s Paranoid. [More…]

LAGO: Debut Album From Arizona Death Quartet Out Now; Via Battleground Records Record Show This Weekend – This week, seekers of no-nonsense death metal can purchase the impressive Tyranny, the new debut full-length from Phoenix, Arizona’s LAGO, out now on Battleground Records. [More…]

IDES OF GEMINI Unleashes Old World New Wave; New Hymn Now Playing At Pitchfork – Following the release of their long anticipated Old World New Wave full-length earlier this week via Neurot Recordings, West Coast sound weavers, IDES OF GEMINI, are pleased to unleash “May 22, 1453″ today via Pitchfork. [More…]

TORCH RUNNER: Single From Endless Nothing Raging At Cvlt Nation – Cvlt Nation has unloaded a destructive new single from TORCH RUNNER’s incoming second LP, Endless Nothing, as Southern Lord prepares do deploy the album at the end of the month. [More…]

GHOUL: Hooded Hooligans Issue Tour Update; Video Posted – America’s favorite Creepsylvanians, GHOUL, have been terrorizing stages across the US with Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil. [More…]

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GHOUL: Hooded Hooligans Issue Tour Update; Video Posted

Friday, September 19th, 2014

America’s favorite Creepsylvanians, GHOUL, have been terrorizing stages across the US with Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil. Digestor and Baron Samedi recently stopped for a bite to eat in a New Orleans cemetery and issued the following video update:

You can also witness some recent live carnage from the band , mosh tips from Cremator and more hooded hilarity below.

The masked miscreants in GHOUL will continue their pillage US graveyards as they march through Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In the words of Digestor: “Live for metal, DIE FOR GHOUL!”

GHOUL w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil [remaining dates]:
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

GHOUL recently unleashed We Came For The Dead!!! on waxy awesomeness. 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. 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!!! is out now on Tankcrimes and available in 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. Get in on the 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.

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TORCH RUNNER: Single From Endless Nothing Raging At Cvlt Nation

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Cvlt Nation has unloaded a destructive new single from TORCH RUNNER’s incoming second LP, Endless Nothing, as Southern Lord prepares do deploy the album at the end of the month. Alongside the record’s second track, “Bound By Misery,” the write-up accompanying the song issues, “… pick up this scathing album – it’s PURE FUCKING SONIC MURDER!” Enough said.

“Bound By Misery” destroys everything when you click THIS LINK.

The fifth track from Endless Nothing, “Godlust,” is also playing HERE.

Two weeks after the September 30th North American street date of Endless Nothing, TORCH RUNNER will kick off a major West Coast Southern Lord package tour. Beginning October 15th, the band will join Excel, Goatsnake, Xibalba, Baptists and Obliterations at a label showcase in Los Angeles, after which TORCH RUNNER will trek up the entire North American West Coast coast through the 30th alongside Baptists and Obliterations, with all three acts touring on brand new LPs.

TORCH RUNNER Fall West Coast US Tour w/ Baptists, Obliterations:
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
10/20/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
10/21/2014 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA
10/23/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR
10/24/2014 The Highline – Seattle, WA
10/25/2014 The Biltmore – Vancouver, BC
10/26/2014 Lucky Bar – Victoria, BC
10/28/2014 Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR ^
10/29/2014 Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA **^
10/30/2014 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA **^
** w/ Creative Adult
^ w/o Baptists

Hot on the heels of the Southern Lord re-release of their debut album, Committed To The Ground, TORCH RUNNER is back with news of their imminent LP, titled Endless Nothing. On their second album, the North Carolina trio unleashes waves of rabid grind, repellent metallic clout and hardline vocal tirades in an uncontrolled explosion, which will surely appease fiends of Napalm Death, Converge and Nails.

Preorder both CD and LP versions of Endless Nothing, as well as purchase the Committed To The Ground reissue on CD and LP RIGHT HERE. Digital versions are available HERE.

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IDES OF GEMINI Unleashes Old World New Wave; New Hymn Now Playing At Pitchfork

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Following the release of their long anticipated Old World New Wave full-length earlier this week via Neurot Recordings, West Coast sound weavers, IDES OF GEMINI, are pleased to unleash “May 22, 1453″ today via Pitchfork.

Elaborates singer/bassist Sera Timms of the hymn, “We’ve had a history as a band of gifts and opportunities being given to us in alignment with the lunar phases, so it seemed fitting to give something back. This song and really the whole album is that something. The song was inspired by the prophetic May 22nd lunar eclipse preceding the fall of Constantinople. If you can imagine that empire as your mind and the black moon as your mother, then you will know the meaning of the Old World New Wave.”

Adds Pitchfork: “The band’s always flirted with the occult in both aesthetic and tone, eschewing the heavy-handed witchicisms preferred by some in favor of cultivating a lighter, more holistic aura. The ritualistic feel on ‘May 22, 1453’ stems both from Timms’ stentorian delivery and the lyrics themselves, which circle around the lunar eclipse that some say predicted the fall of Constantinople. It’s a neat tie-in to the band’s debut, and only one of the album’s many arcane historical footnotes. The rumbling ‘Fememorde’ alludes to medieval vigilantes and political murder, while Timms’ dreamy croon on ‘Seer Of Circassia’ spills dreams of the ancient crossroads between Europe and the Far East. IDES OF GEMINI aren’t the kind of band that would typically sing about goats or gore, but the complex, often mystical lyrics are handled with care, underscoring the band’s otherwordly ambitions.”

Feel the swell of “May 22, 1453,” now playing at Pitchfork at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, check out “Fememorde,” at Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION, “The Adversary,” still streaming at Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION as well as “The Chalice & The Blade,” at Noisey HERE.

IDES OF GEMINI is Timms, also of West Coast dark-psych conjurors Black Mare, alongside guitarist Jason Bennett and drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson. Old World New Wave, the follow-up to the band’s critically-adored Constantinople debut, was recorded at Valley Recording in Burbank, California, engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig), mastered by Grammy award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer) and boasts the striking hand-drawn cover art of Johnston-Gibson.

The band will take to the stage this Fall on a pair of live performances, the first serving as the trio’s official record release gala in Los Angeles today, the second playing Intronaut’s tenth anniversary show. Additional IDES ceremonies will to be announced in the coming weeks.

IDES OF GEMINI Live:
9/19/2014 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA Record Release Show w/ Ancestors, Glaare, Maja D’Aoust (as The Oracle) [info]
12/18/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [info]

Old World New Wave is out NOW on CD and digitally via Neurot Recordings and on vinyl via SIGE Records. For CD orders, point your browser HERE and for T-shirt bundles, point your browser to THIS LOCATION.

[IDES OF GEMINI are] about to put out a new album called Old World New Wave and there’s enough droney doom on it to make you feel like you’re stuck in David Lynch’s dreams.” – Noisey

Ides Of Gemini have crafted a slab of primal doom, dark but intensely beautiful.” – The Sleeping Shaman

“…an enjoyable dream-doom filled sonic journey from start to finish.” – Bearded Gentlemen Music



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LAGO: Debut Album From Arizona Death Quartet Out Now; Via Battleground Records Record Show This Weekend

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

This week, seekers of no-nonsense death metal can purchase the impressive Tyranny, the new debut full-length from Phoenix, Arizona’s LAGO, out now on Battleground Records.

Produced by Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital Recording (Exhumed, Phobia, Landmine Marathon) and mastered by Dave Shirk at Sonorous Mastering (Incantation, Exhumed, Today is the Day), LAGO reigns down forty minutes of primal, breakneck death metal with an ominous, blackened atmosphere, and includes a guest appearance from Jonny Davy of Job For A Cowboy. Issued Invisible Oranges, “the Phoenix quartet plays competent and well-executed death metal… Besides a blackened foray here and a chamber music segue there, they blast along like streamlined icons, strengthened by a proven Floridian flow.” MetalSucks called in an equally positive write-up: “LAGO know when to beat you over the head with sheer brutality, they know when to slow things down for gargantuan effect, and they know how write a real, artful guitar solo. In short, they’re the perfect death metal band.” Headbang Or GTFO gave the record a 5/5, issuing, “Tyranny is a modern day death metal masterpiece, that features some of the best things to happen to the genre but keeping it simple and relatively grim. And No Clean Singing called Tyranny, “…top-shelf death metal, like some hellish blackened offspring of early Morbid Angel and Disma, fully armed with an arsenal of impressive technical chops and infectious hooks…Tyranny has vaulted onto our list of highly anticipated 2014 albums.”

Tyranny is out now on digipak CD available HERE, and available on all major digital platforms including Bandcamp HERE. Sweden’s Blood Harvest Records will release the vinyl version shortly.

LAGO’s official release show for the album will incinerate Tempe this Saturday, September 20th, the show also including Sorrower, Meathook, Unholy Monarch, Cave Dweller and Deadspawn. Stand by for new announcements on live actions as LAGO continues to march onward in support of their new works.

LAGO Tyranny Record Release Show:
9/20/2014 Tempe Tavern – Tempe, AZ w/ Sorrower, Meathook, Unholy Monarch, Cave Dweller, Deadspawn [info]


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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.

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TRAGODIA: Italian Progressive Metal Quintet Releases New Video From Mythmaker Through Revolver Magazine

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Brescia, Italy-based progressive metal outfit, TRAGODIA, has just released an official video from their third LP Mythmaker, which was released last November via Kolony Records.

Envisioned and constructed for Mythmaker’s powerful opening anthem “A Cry Among The Stars,” the new video was filmed in two locations in Italy, directed by Michele Sirigu of G-Studio Entertainment and assisted by Riccardo Frigoni. Featuring the TRAGODIA quintet performing their song at the base of a mammoth marble quarry with close-up and extremely high viewpoints of the members, the second location features talented dancer Veronica Calini performing in an abandoned warehouse, set in a completely different manner.

Revolver Magazine is now hosting the “A Cry Among The Stars” at THIS LOCATION.

Mythmaker is available for streaming and purchase at Kolony Records’ Bandcamp HERE, and an in-studio documentary on Mythmaker and lyric video for “A Temple In Time” are playing HERE.

Since the release of Mythmaker, TRAGODIA has been performing live in Europe, including several live shows opening for bands such as Testament, Van Canto, White Skull and more. Mythmaker is a glorious, challenging effort from the talented quintet, showcasing some of their most ambitious musicianship and beautiful solos, as well as some of their most torrid, crunching riffs yet, with nearly fifty minutes of powerful music packed into the album’s ten tracks. Building on classic metal twin guitars attack and relentlessly pounding rhythmic structures, as well on a vocally inspired performance and haunting almost space rock-driven melodies, Mythmaker was recorded at Elfo Studio in Piacenza with producer Daniele Mandelli (Forgotten Tomb), and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City by UE Nastasi (Lamb Of God, Gojira, Paradise Lost).

Additional TRAGODIA news will be released in the coming months.

“…TRAGODIA add their own brand of catchiness and groove to make it their own. After all, the whole point of a progressive band is to be progressive and push genre boundaries… To sum up this work of metal mastery, TRAGODIA are simply one of the reasons Progressive and Power Metal are my two favorite genres of Metal, and do their home country of Italy proud… 10/10″ – Metal Temple

“If you enjoy melodic Metal that retains a sense of heaviness, includes a Thrash ethic, and has a touch of Progressive, you would do well to check out Mythmaker. 8/10” – We Love Metal

“…this album signals a significant change from 2012’s Theomachy. The gothic stuff goes out the window and prog metal steps in to help the band find the gold. Power metal and prog with just a touch of Italianate groove dominate the album… Mythmaker has plenty to offer the faithful while welcoming new converts to the Euro-metal mainstream.” – About.com


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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.

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

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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.

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