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SOS: Stereokiller Streaming Fifth Album From Longtime NYC Act

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

As NYC-based heavy punk/hardcore hybrid act, SOS, comes within one week of releasing their fifth independent full-length, today online underground music community Stereokiller is streaming the entire Strength And Conditioning album.

SOS is a fusion of heavy sounds; a maniacal musical beast which flails madly yet seamlessly in all directions at once. Strength And Conditioning is a nearly forty-eight minute excursion into barrier-free musical chaos with heavy melodic grooves, recorded and mixed by Travis Harrison at Serious Business Studios, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Lineup changes and a restructuring of the band followed by heavy-duty local performances for the past year formed a six-year gap between albums, but the band’s heavy dedication has paid off, as Strength And Conditioning boasts SOS’ most action-packed mayhem yet

Undergo a listening session with all fourteen tracks from Strength And Conditioning at Stereokiller RIGHT HERE.

This Saturday, July 26th, SOS will play a record release show in their hometown of Queens, New York, opening for Downset. Just three days later, the band will release Strength And Conditioning via digital download and on CD, as always through their own 316 Productions.

SOS Live:
7/26/2014 Blackthorn – Elmhurst, NY w/ Downset, Alekhine’s Gun, Driven Mad, Someonelse, 17 Gates, The Only Weapon

Notorious for playing free, all-ages and DIY/outdoor gigs and parties as well as the massive NYC Marathon every year, in addition to founder Mike SOS’ other activities as the co-vocalist in the now defunct Seizure Crypt, co-producer of the FBOMB live tribute series, his involvement with GLOB (Gorgeous Ladies Of Bloodwrestling), the hostmaster Blackthorn 51 bar and tons more also fueling the beast, SOS is a true workhorse collective. Continuous live events for the band will continue to be announced throughout the coming months.

EARTH: Primitive And Deadly Preorders Made Available; New Official Online Store Launched Today

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Open-minded music fans the world over have long praised EARTH’s pioneering and visionary delivery of their slow-motion anthems from the Sub Pop albums of the early 1990s, to their more Americana-inclined direction of the early 2000s and beyond. Their willingness to experiment with different sounds and different musicians has always enabled EARTH to remain consistently interesting and undoubtedly always unique. Now, nearly two-and-a-half decades into their musical evolution, the band prepares to release Primitive And Deadly, a truly epic, very diverse collection of songs which flow seamlessly, and while revisiting some of their earliest works, the album also explores massive new sonic territories for EARTH.

With Primitive And Deadly, guitarist Dylan Carlson and long term cohort, drummer Adrienne Davies, manage to pull off the trick of completing an Ouroborean creative cycle, twenty-five years in the making, whilst exploring new directions in their music. For the first time in their diverse second act, they allow themselves to be a rock band, freed of adornment and embellishment. The dialogue between Carlson and Davies remains pivotal, here underpinned by the sympathetic bass of Bill Herzog (Sunn O))), Joel RL Phelps, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) and thickened by additional layers of guitar from Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Caustic Resin) and Jodie Cox (Narrows). Primitive And Deadly also brings forth the band’s first vocal contributions since 1996’s Pentastar LP, and first in the band’s second incarnation, with guest vocalists Mark Lanegan and Rabia Shaheen Qazi (Rose Windows), who transform these thundering, organic songs into something approaching traditional pop structures. The foundation of the record was laid in the mystic desert high lands of Joshua Tree, California at Rancho de la Luna where EARTH recorded after hours of meditation on each track’s central theme. Upon returning to Seattle these were edited, arranged and expanded upon at Avast with the help of long-term collaborator Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Eagle Twin). Thick, dense and overdriven, melodically rich and enveloping, Primitive And Deadly is EARTH reaffirming their position as a singular point in the history of rock.

Southern Lord will issue Primitive And Deadly in all deluxe formats in North America on September 2nd. Preorders for the album have just been activated at EARTH’s new official online store which just launched today at THIS LOCATION.

The first single from Primitive And Deadly, “From The Zodiacal Light,” was recently unveiled via Pitchfork RIGHT HERE.

Additionally, fans can currently order the vinyl reissues of Hex; Or Printing In The Infernal Method and The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull; Hex available here and Bees here.

Following tours of Japan, Australia and New Zealand already completed in support of Primitive And Deadly, EARTH is prepared to return to Europe in just days, with a more than two-week-long festival-heavy tour confirmed. Just weeks after their return, EARTH will bring their new material to American fans on a month-long tour from September 4th through October 3rd, with direct support being provided by dark folk act, King Dude.

EARTH Tour Dates:
European Tour:
7/31/2014 Off Festival – Katowicw, Poland
8/01/2014 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
8/02/2014 Lido – Berlin, Germany
8/04/2014 Super Uho Festival – Sibenik, Croatia
8/05/2014 Arena – Vienna, Austria
8/07/2014 Schlacthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
8/08/2014 Bogen F – Zurich, Switzerland
8/09/2014 Point Ephemere – Paris, France
8/10/2014 Zuiderpershuis – Antwerp, Belgium
8/11/2014 Tivoli – Utrecht, Netherlands
8/13/2014 Whelans – Dublin, Ireland
8/14/2014 CCA – Glasgow, UK
8/15/2014 Gorilla – Manchester, UK
8/16/2014 Jabberwocky Festival – London, UK
US Tour w/ King Dude:
9/04/2014 Crocodile – Seattle, WA
9/06/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
9/07/2014 Doug Fir – Portland, OR
9/08/2014 Midtown Barfly – Sacramento, CA
9/09/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
9/10/2014 Bottom Of The Hill – San Fransisco, CA
9/11/2014 Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, CA
9/12/2014 SD Music Thing Fest – San Diego, CA
9/13/2014 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
9/14/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
9/16/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/17/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
9/18/2014 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
9/19/2014 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
9/20/2014 Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC
9/21/2014 Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
9/23/2014 Great Scott – Allston, MA
9/24/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
9/26/2014 Boot And Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
9/27/2014 Midpoint Music Fest – Cincinnati, OH
9/28/2014 Pygmalion, Music Fest – Urbana, IL
9/29/2014 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
9/30/2014 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
10/01/2014 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
10/02/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/03/2014 Neurolux – Boise, ID

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Drummer Reed Mullin Forced To Sit Out Live Dates

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Due to a torn rotator cuff, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin has been forced to sit out the band’s upcoming live dates.

Reads an official statement from the band: “We are sorry to announce that Reed Mullin will not be onboard for this tour. He’s been playing through pain, awaiting a strategic time to repair a full tear of his rotator cuff. That’s a seriously bum shoulder. So he’s going to get that repaired and rehabbed. Suring the interim, we’re enlisted Mr. Eric Hernandez formerly of Kylesa to help us until then. Eric came to our attention when we approached Rick Smith of Torche about filling in and he recommended Eric, who he grew up with in Miami. Eric has also filled in for Ricky in Torche a few times with great results. He is, like Reed, a hard hitter, and thankfully possesses the capacity to learn and digest detailed material quickly and accurately.”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is currently leveling the stages of New Zealand and Australia which will be followed by a two-week North American run scheduled to commence on August 20th in Spokane, and come to a close in Vancouver on September 1st. The band will be joined by Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying.

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY [remaining dates]:
7/24/2014 Crowbar – Brisbane, AUS
7/25/2014 NSC – Sydney AUS
7/26/2014 Reverence Hotel – Melbourne AUS
7/27/2014 Enigma Bar – Adelaide AUS
w/ Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying
8/19/2014The Hop – Spokane, WA [tickets]
8/21/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT [tickets]
8/22/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [tickets]
8/23/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM [tickets]
8/24/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ [tickets]
8/26/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]
8/27/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
8/28/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA [tickets]
8/29/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz CA [tickets]
8/30/2014 Dante’s – Portland, OR [tickets]
8/31/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA [tickets]
9/01/2014 The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC [tickets]

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY released their fittingly titled IX full-length earlier this month via Candlelight Records. Captured by the band alongside long-time friend and colleague John Custer, IX clocks in at nearly forty-five minutes. Sludge, doom, punk… it’s all in the grooves that fans have come to expect from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. If you missed it, check out the lyric video for “Tarquinius Superbus” at THIS LOCATION.

COC stick to the recipe that served them well on both 2012’s self-titled reboot and the follow-up EP, Megalodon: A little hardcore, a little crossover, a whole lotta Southern rock and (especially) doom metal, all stirred, shuffled, layered and frosted in ways that make guessing their next move impossible. But the band’s strategies are more expansive this time out, their tricks more finely woven into the fabric of each song.” – Decibel

“The album’s production is full with plenty of low end, showcasing the thick riffs and potent rhythm section. Clocking in at just over forty-two-minutes, the band delivers the goods and doesn’t overstay their welcome.” – Loudwire

“…smoke-wreathed grooves and sludgy rushes of belligerence, the album is a meat-and-potatoes feast.” – A.V. Club

“This band is vital, this record a triumph.” – The Obelisk

OMMADON: UK Drone Duo To Release New Full-Length Via Domestic Genocide Records; New Track Streaming At Terrorizer

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

UK drone/doom duo, OMMADON, is set to release their monolithic new album, V, next month. Delivering two mammoth tracks of unadulterated sonic oppression, the appropriately titled fifth full-length, V — which clocks in at neatly ninety chest-caving minutes — was recorded completely live in a forest in the highlands of Scotland. Split across four sides of vinyl, the 180 gram double LP was mastered by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, High On Fire etc.) and worships at the altar of Teeth Of The Lions Rule The Divine,  Sunn O))), early Earth, and all things decibel-challenging. The pair – David Tobin (guitars) and Ewan Mackenzie (drums, keyboards) — are adept at cultivating colossal stockades of noise, as their thick, crushing sound makes full use of impossibly weighty drones and riffs that feel almost infinite.

OMMADON, in cooperation with Terrorizer Magazine, is currently streaming “V1″ in its planet rupturing entirety at THIS LOCATION.

V will be released in North America on August 5th via Domestic Genocide Records. Preorder your copy at THIS LOCATION. Additionally, V is available in the UK via Dry Cough Records HERE, and in the Netherlands via Burning World Records HERE.

“You can bet your favorite Sunn O))) picture disc on this thing sounding heavier than a dying planet…” –Terrorizer

…like trying to imagine your own burial under the Himalayas.” – Echoes And Dust

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PORD: French Trio Unites With American Aftermath To Blaze You With Album-Opening Track

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

French noise rock trio, PORD — having recently announced the impending release of their sophomore LP, Wild, via Solar Flare Records — has united with American Aftermath for the unloading of the first sampling of the album. Wild, dubbed by the zine as “intense, noise laden rock and roll that would make Amphetamine Reptile blush” in the write-up of the decimating album opener, “Staring Into Space,” gets the album moving with zero dicking-around. States American Aftermath’s daring wordsmith in his investigation of the song itself, “The track revolves around a dirty, rumbling bass lines and sparse, dissonant guitars that eventually lead into hard rock stampeded hellbent on causing blunt-force trauma. We dig it and so should you.”

Get your first experience of PORD’s new Wild creation with “Staring Into Space” over HERE.

Solar Flare Records will dispatch Wild on September 8th on multiple formats, most of which are now available for preorder; the CD HERE and le LP (on black, or swamp green/bone splatter vinyl) HERE.

Wild Track Listing:
1. Staring Into Space
2. I’m Swimming Home
3. My Bloody Galantine
4. Laguiole Bull’s Balls
5. What Are Tuesdays For?
6. Pools’n’Chicks
7. On The Couch

A trio formed in 2002 in the darkest depths of rural Lozère, France, PORD’s brand of output evolved very quickly toward something much rougher and wilder than imagined; a blend of complexly structured compositions with the throbbing and hypnotic undertow that the trio is so fond of, along with a sometimes heavy and powerful, sometimes twisted rhythmic section, backed by incredibly tortured vocals emerged. In March of 2014, PORD raided Rec Studio in Geneva to record their sophomore LP with Serge Morattel (Knut, Tantrum, Ventura, Basement…). Dubbed Wild, the strewn but cohesive nature of the band’s output on Wild is as contagious as it is caustic, the album’s output showing a renewed musical evolution, with PORD’s typical raging sound coupled with a hint of straight rock and roll on a number of songs. With a faster pace and precise execution, their taut and aggressive delivery remains intact throughout the nearly forty-minute venture. The vocals also evolve toward a more rasping, primitive and offbeat rendering of cruder and increasingly straightforward lyrics.

ELECTRIC FUNERAL: Cvlt Nation Streaming 2xLP Anthology From Swedish Raw Punk Unit

Monday, July 21st, 2014

This week, Southern Lord issues the entire anthology-to-date from Swedish raw punk outfit, ELECTRIC FUNERAL, in the form of the 2xLP Total Funeral compilation, and now the entire collection is streaming in full at Cvlt Nation.

From beginning to smoldering end overall bearing over an hour-and-a-half of carnage with fifty-three tracks, Total Funeral includes the tracks from ELECTRIC FUNERAL’s Harvester Of Death, Make Noise Not War, D-Beat Noise Attack, The Face of War, Make A Change, Gröndalen, In League With Darkness and Order From Disorder releases, the split with Go Filth Go, and even several previously-unreleased and new/unreleased tracks, containing every filthy, goddamned, d-beat-ridden anthem released to date from the one-man act. The brainchild of Jocke D-takt, also of Paranoid, Desperat, Warvictims, Totalt Jävla Mörker and countless other acts, ELECTRIC FUNERAL’s purely pissed-off style explodes out of the speakers with relentless noise and unfuckwithable energy, surging with the sounds of Anti-Cimex, Gloom, Discharge and the like to blazing speeds in the vein of Disclose and Krömosom.

Cvlt Nation is now playing the Total Funeral collected works, all fifty-three tracks, at THIS LOCATION.

Total Funeral is out this week, available in a blood red/beer piss 2xLP package and digital download. Orders for both versions can be placed HERE.

EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – July 21, 2014

Monday, July 21st, 2014

NEUROSIS To Conquer Housecore Horror Film Fest; First Ever Australian Tour Nears – As the lineage of NEUROSIS nears its thirty-year mark, the band continues to perform across the planet sporadically but steadily — not having toured this heavily since the earlier years of their career — in seemingly unending support of their 2012-released tenth studio LP, Honor Found In Decay. [More…]

GOATWHORE: First Week Chart Numbers Revealed; Summer Slaughter UnderwayConstricting Rage Of The Merciless, the latest full-length from blackened death thrash behemoths, GOATWHORE, debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. [More…]

ULCERATE Issues European Tour Dates In The Wake Of Recent North American Carnage – In the wake of their recent and first full-on invasion of North America, revolutionary New Zealand death metal trio, ULCERATE, will return to the European continent this Fall. [More…]

MALPRACTICE: Sensory Confirms Release Info On Fourth Album from Finnish Progressive Thrash Unit - Having announced their new partnership with American progressive metal outlet, Sensory Records, in April of this year, Finland’s MALPRACTICE now officially confirms more details on their impending fourth album, Turning Tides. [More…]

CELAN: Corpse Flower Records Releases Vinyl Edition Of Debut From Experimental Noise Rock “Supergroup” – Corpse Flower Records is honored to release the vinyl edition of Halo, the debut from experimental noise rock unit, CELAN. [More…]

RABBITS Utilizes Invisible Oranges To Transmit Single From Looming Third LP, Untoward – Following the recent dissemination of news that Portland antisocialite brigade, RABBITS, has a bruising new album cruising towards release this Summer, today the first public audio flogging from the impending Untoward takes place through Invisible Oranges. [More…]

GOATWHORE Premieres Official “Baring Teeth For Revolt” Video Via Noisey; Summer Slaughter Dates Underway – The nefarious sound serpents in GOATWHORE are pleased to unleash the official video for “Baring Teeth For Revolt,” from their recently unveiled full-length, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless. [More…]

TWITCHING TONGUES: Decibel Magazine Streaming Entire Live LP From California Tribe – As upstate New York-based Closed Casket Activities prepares to release the debut live release from Southern California’s brutalizing clan, TWITCHING TONGUES, today Decibel Magazine lets the rabid World War LIVE LP off the chain. [More…]

ANAGNORISIS Added To Gilead Fest; Band Confirms Lineup Shift + New LP Under Construction – Louisville, Kentucky’s ANAGNORISIS has just been confirmed to perform at this weekend’s massive Gilead Festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. [More…]

ENABLER Premieres Official Video From La Fin Absolue Du Monde LP Via Metal Injection; New August Tour Dates Confirmed – Through an exclusive premiere with Metal Injection, ENABLER today releases their first official video, in the form of “Close My Eyes,” the opening track to their pounding second LP, La Fin Absolue Du Monde. [More…]

EARTH Confirms US Tour Dates In Conjunction With Release Of Primitive And Deadly LP – With the next phase of EARTH’s ongoing evolution coming closer to actuality, as their tenth studio LP, Primitive And Deadly, is set to see North American release on September 2nd, the group announces the next phase of international touring in support of the album, in the form of a month-long US tour. [More…]

MARTYRDÖD: Stereogum Now Streaming Elddop In Its Entirety – Stereogum today unveils Elddop, the fifth studio full-length from Swedish crust/metal masters, MARTYRDÖD, in its entirety, as the album comes within one week of its official release date. [More…]

STONEBURNER: West Coast Tour Underway –  Portland doom bringers, STONEBURNER, will kick off a short run of West Coast live rituals beginning today on their home turf at Mississippi Studios. [More…]

SOS: Queens Crushers Drop New Single From Fifth Album At American Aftermath – American Aftermath is currently ripping up a new track from the approaching fifth independent album from NYC-based SOS, Strength And Conditioning. [More…]

OMNIHILITY Releases Lyric Video From Impending Album Via Next Mosh; Deathscapes Of The Subconscious Out July 22nd Through Unique Leader – In one week, death metal cultivators, Unique Leader Records, will release the sophomore full-length from Oregon-based OMNIHILITY, in the form of Deathscapes Of The Subconscious. [More…]

SWASHBUCKLE Shanty Premiered Via Revolver Magazine – Get ready to be pillaged by the most enraged seafarers of the metal underworld, as New Jersey seabastards, SWASHBUCKLE, dole out a bit of scorching, metallic wrath from their looming We Hate The Sea EP via Revolver Magazine. [More…]

BRIMSTONE COVEN: Retro Rock/Doom Metal Alchemists Premiere New Hymn Via The Obelisk; Live Rituals Imminent – Retro rock/doom metal alchemists, BRIMSTONE COVEN, are pleased to unveil “Behold, The Anunnaki,” the second movement off their self-titled full-length and inaugural release for Metal Blade Records. [More…]

CENTURIES Announces August Eastern US Tour With Jungbluth - Florida outfit, CENTURIES, has announced a tour of the eastern half of the country in August alongside Jungbluth. [More…]

HOD: Blackened Death Oppressors Premiere New Canticle Of Chaos At Decibel; Live Subversions Loom – Lone Star blackened death oppressors, HOD, today offer up the first helping of their forthcoming Book Of The Worm full-length with smoldering new canticle of chaos. [More…]

NERVECELL: Dubai-Based Death/Thrash Assault Joins Unique Leader Records – Dubai-Based death/thrash assault, NERVECELL, is pleased to announce their union with Unique Leader Records. [More…]

FUCKING INVINCIBLE: Full LP From Rhode Island Act Streaming At Noisey; Tour Dates Locked – The gruelingly intense debut LP by Providence, Rhode Island powerviolence/hardcore quartet, FUCKING INVINCIBLE, It’ll Get Worse Before It Gets Better, is out this week, and is now streaming in full via Noisey. [More…]

DIE CHOKING: Philly Hyper Grind/Thrash Squad To Deliver Second 7-Inch Via The Compound – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based demolition union, DIE CHOKING, is prepared to shove their second wave of hyperactive, earthmoving grind/thrash down the world’s collective throat, with II. [More…]

BLACK ANVIL: Cover Of Kiss’ “Under The Rose” Now Playing At Loudwire – Today the gatekeepers at Loudwire offer up an official premiere of Kiss’ “Under The Rose” as interpreted by New York black metal syndicate, BLACK ANVIL. [More…]

REDEMPTION: Sensory Records To Release Live CD/DVD From Los Angeles Progressive Metal Specialists – Laser’s Edge division, Sensory Records, has confirmed the late Summer release of the new live album from Los Angeles-based progressive/power metal group, REDEMPTION. [More…]

DORO To Bring 30 Years – Strong & Proud Anniversary Tour To North America – Having celebrated thirty years since the first time she took the stage this past May with a two-night live concert party in her hometown of Düsseldorf, Germany in addition to shows throughout Europe, the U.K., and Latin America, multi-decade recording artist/legendary metal maven DORO PESCH will be bringing her career-spanning anniversary show to North America this Fall. [More…]

COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: Los Angeles Sludgecore Unit To Unleash Twilight Upon Us; Artwork + Track Listing Revealed – Los Angeles sludgecore unit, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE, is readying to unleash their mammoth debut full-length, Twilight Upon Us, upon unsuspecting masses. [More…]

Contact or for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.


NEUROSIS To Conquer Housecore Horror Film Fest; First Ever Australian Tour Nears

Friday, July 18th, 2014

As the lineage of NEUROSIS nears its thirty-year mark, the band continues to perform across the planet sporadically but steadily — not having toured this heavily since the earlier years of their career — in seemingly unending support of their 2012-released tenth studio LP, Honor Found In Decay.

This week, NEUROSIS has confirmed their participation in this year’s colossal Housecore Horror Film Fest. The second installment of the gathering, set to run from October 23rd through 26th in Austin, Texas, will see NEUROSIS joining the lineup of bands which also includes Decapitated, Lustmord, Danzig, Samhain, Eyehategod, Vader and a rash of others. The Housecore Horror Fest performance falls directly in line with NEUROSIS’ set at the four-day Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, where they’ll headline the main stage on Saturday, October 18th, joined by The Body, Author & Punisher and Sorxe, followed by a concert in Denver the following evening, Sunday, October 19th, with Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents supporting.

Preceding their upcoming US live actions, and following their most recent European run which included sets at Graspop and Tuska Open Air festivals, on the first week of August, NEUROSIS prepares to venture into Australia for the first time ever in just over two weeks on a six-city trek through Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney between July 4th and 9th, with two shows scheduled in Sydney.

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:
8/04/2014 The Hi Fi – Brisbane, Australia w/ Hope Drone [tickets]
8/05/2014 HQ – Adelaide, Australia w/ Space Bong [tickets]
8/06/2014 Capitol – Perth, Australia w/ Drowning Horse [tickets]
8/07/2014 The Corner Hotel – Melbourne, Australia w/ Clagg [tickets]
8/08/2014 The Hi Fi – Melbourne, Australia w/ Whitehorse [tickets]
8/09/2014 Manning Bar – Sydney, Australia w/ Adrift for Days [tickets]
10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest [tickets]
10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents [tickets]
10/23-26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX [tickets]

NEUROSIS has become an institution of heavy music. From their beginnings as a hardcore punk band in the mid-‘80s to their gradual evolution into a transcendent and genre-defying collective, the Oakland, California natives have broken ground at every turn, pioneering a sound that influenced heavyweights like Isis, Mastodon and High on Fire.

BLACK ANVIL: Cover Of Kiss’ “Under The Rose” Now Playing At Loudwire; Record Release Show To Take Place This Sunday In Brooklyn

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Today the gatekeepers at Loudwire offer up an official premiere of Kiss’ “Under The Rose” as interpreted by New York black metal syndicate, BLACK ANVIL. The tune appears on the deluxe edition of Hail Death, released via Relapse Records earlier this year.

Comments bassist/vocalist Paul Delaney, “When I was a kid, The Elder was a hard record to get, at least at the local record stores in Queens at the time. It was the record I knew everyone talked shit about or whatever, and I was just a Kiss maniac so I didn’t give a fuck, I wanted it. When I was eight years old I got a Japanese import on cassette. I loved it instantly. When it comes to choosing songs to cover for BLACK ANVIL, there has to be a connection of sorts. Obviously, there are not many songs by Kiss we can cover. We’re not a band that sings about partying etc, so it was never a, ‘well we should do a Kiss cover!’ We were all listening to that record one day, ‘Under The Rose’ came on and it was unanimous. That song can be interpreted many ways lyrically, and for us, this time in life and the record Hail Death itself, it fits into this picture. So, we were able to pay homage to an important band in a very natural way.”

Adds Loudwire, “BLACK ANVIL has cited Kiss as a big influence, and their rendition of ‘Under The Rose’ is a perfectly haunting and melodic update of the original track, bringing it to a new generation of listeners.”

Get schooled at THIS LOCATION.

Applauded by Pitchfork for its “impressive balance of progressivism and putridity,” and commended by Noisey for delivering some of the most “vicious and satisfying black metal laid to tape in the last few years,” the sonic fury encompassing Hail Death was captured at Magpie Cage by J. Robbins of Jawbox, and continues to astound fans and critics both Stateside and beyond for its broad pallet of influences that pay homage to the nefarious likes of Celtic Frost, Metallica, Bathory, Watain and Marduk while maintaining a distinctiveness that can only be called BLACK ANVIL. In celebration of Hail Death’s unveiling, the band will bring their corrosive compositions to the stage of Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus this Sunday where they’ll perform Hail Death in full. Sponsored by Vice’s music portal, Noisey, the band will be joined by Psalm Zero, Fantom Warior and Yellow Eyes. Those who can’t make it to their Brooklyn takeover will get a chance to see BLACK ANVIL this Fall as they crumble stages across the US on a seventeen-date excursion with Skeletonwitch and Ghoul. See confirmed dates below.

BLACK ANVIL Live 2014:
7/20/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY *playing Hail Death in its entirety w/ Psalm Zero, Fantom Warior, Yellow Eyes [info]

w/ Skeletonwitch, Ghoul:
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
9/10/2014 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
9/15/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/16/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/17/2014 One-Eyed Jacks – 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

Order Hail Death today HERE. For iTunes orders, point your browser HERE.

Hail Death isn’t merely eclectic, it’s epic — a coherent assemblage of songs that provide unanticipated rewards around every corner.” – Wondering Sound

“An epic piece of black/thrash metal.” – Metal Underground

“BLACK ANVIL have boiled their brand of muscular black metal down to a venomous reduction, creating a grinding, cutthroat sound that has more to do with hard concrete than the freezing moon…” – MetalSucks

“Hail Death is a pure metal album that relishes in the genre’s conventions without feeling conventional: It’s simply anthemic, aggressive, bombastic, thrilling, and fucking heavy.” – Stereogum

“Underneath the cold, scarred and burnt skin of BLACK ANVIL beats a friendly, intelligent heart. It’s that combination of frostbitten riffs, and words of wisdom that makes Hail Death different from its peers.” – Mass Movement

“The scope of these songs is outrageous, eclipsing anything the band have done to date. The hatred and contempt still pulses within, though the method of distribution on Hail Death has far greater wealth to it than their approach on their first two albums.” –

DIE CHOKING: Philly Hyper Grind/Thrash Squad To Deliver Second 7-Inch Via The Compound

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based demolition union, DIE CHOKING, is prepared to shove their second wave of hyperactive, earthmoving grind/thrash down the world’s collective throat, with II.

Following its initial digital-only release, in April of this year, DIE CHOKING — comprised of Paul J Herzog (ex-Total Fucking Destruction) on bass/vocals, Joshua T. Cohen (Cop Problem) on drums, and Jeffrey V. Daniels (Burden) on guitar — unleashed a 7” vinyl version of their self-titled debut recordings through The Compound, the shredding EP blasting listeners with five point-blank tracks in under six minutes. In a repeat pattern, the trio is preparing deliver nearly the exact same thing, having completed their follow-up release, EP II, continuing in sequence to the first 7”.

Once again bearing five explosive new songs in less than six minutes, tracks VI through X show DIE CHOKING swarming with even more enraged and psychotic songwriting, and more of an ominous powerviolence approach, while stepping things up in the songwriting department and delivery on all levels. Most of the lyrics are a critique of society and self. The finger ultimately points back at itself. As with its predecessor, the new 7” was recorded and mixed at Mark It Zero Studios with Dan O’Hare (Brutal Truth) — harnessing all music in one day and all vocals in another — and mastered by Brad Boatright (Baptists, Code Orange Kids) at AudioSiege. While the first EP reigned in black and grayscale cover art and vinyl delivery, II bears equally bleak scenery in a black and red layout by Jeffrey V. Daniels, and a run of limited red colors will be manufactured. Enclosed in the 7” will be a document that will function as a real, personal living will, in the theme of the closing track, “Tonsil.”

II Track Listing:
VI. Non-Yielder
VII. People Like You
VIII. Spent Fuel Pool
IX. Civilian
X. Tonsil

Pressing info, preorders, an official video for “Tonsil” and more on II, as well as new tour dates, will be released in the coming days. A more widespread US tour is being booked for this Fall following the release of the EP.

Copies of the self-titled debut 7” release from DIE CHOKING, pressed in a run of 300 copies on black wax with a high-gloss cover, are still available via The Compound/Earsplit Distro HERE.

New live actions for the unstoppable DIE CHOKING include a South Philly punk show tonight at Pariah House with Agitate and Deterioration, and a return to NYC this Saturday, July 19th, playing at ABC No Rio with East Of The Wall, Psyopus and Mary Todd.

7/17/2014 Pariah House – Philadelphia, PA w/ Agitate, Deterioration
7/19/2014 ABC No Rio – New York, NY w/ East Of The Wall, Psyopus, Mary Todd [info]
8/11/2014 TBA – Baltimore, MD
8/16/2014 Really Awesome Super Fun Fest – Wilmington, DE

DIE CHOKING’s maiden EP brought in blown-away reactions from renowned media outlets like Cvlt Nation, who issued, “this band scrambles your brain cells with their brand of high-octane grindcore laced with traces of rancid crust! What I dig about this record is the hidden grooves that are smashed against walls of aggressive speed & angst!” Decibel Magazine’s opinion had a fat 8/10 rating staked to it, the review stating,“You know, if this is the last record I review, I got lucky.” American Aftermath called the band out with, “These guys are ruthless. They produce some of the meanest grind I’ve heard from a young band in quite some time, and upon witnessing the band live, NYC technical death metal outfit Artificial Brain posted, “If there were a metal stock market, I would be dumping all of my (negligible) assets into the purchase of DIE CHOKING shares.”