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EYEHATEGOD’s Self-Titled New Full-Length Available For iTunes Preorder; Includes Immediate Download Of New Single, “Worthless Rescue” + Four-Day West Coast Tour To Commence Today

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Eyehategod, the long-awaited self-titled full-length from New Orleans’ legendary volume assassins, is now available for preorder in North America via iTunes. Sixth track, “Worthless Rescue,” will be available for download immediately, with the rest of the album delivered digitally on May 27th.

Preorder yours now at THIS LOCATION.

The dates for the band’s late May/June headlining run with metallic hardcore behemoths, Ringworm, and morose punk metal perpetrators, Enabler, are all confirmed, with today marking the kickoff of a four-day live incursion on the West Coast followed by an appearance at Three Floyds Beer’s annual Dark Lord Day Festival and a special performance in Baltimore, Maryland with High On Fire and Corrosion Of Conformity. A full list of dates can be viewed below.

EYEHATEGOD’s forthcoming long player was assembled and financed entirely by the band along with US label partners, Housecore Records. Already dubbed, “the record that EHG fans have been waiting for; a stomping and venomous set of eleven tracks that reignite the band’s amazing propensity for down-trodden, electric blues and with their late drummer LaCaze behind the kit,” by Vice Magazine mega music portal, Noisey, Eyehategod features vocals recorded and produced by Housecore president Philip H. Anselmo at his own Nodferatu’s Lair and serves as the band’s first proper release in over a decade. The domestic version will come in a CD digipack, while the LP will be housed in a gatefold jacket. The first pressing will be limited to 1600 copies and made available in the following color variations: black (600 copies), purple (300 copies), clear (400 copies), purple and grey (300 copies).

EYEHATEGOD Live Assaults 2014:
4/22/2014 Rock Shop – San Jose, CA
4/23/2014 Midtown Barfly – Sacramento, CA
4/24/2014 Branx – Portland, OR
4/25/2014 Rock Shop – San Jose, CA
4/26/2014 Dark Lord Day Festival – Munster, IN
4/27/2014 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ High On Fire, Corrosion Of Conformity
w/ Ringworm, Enabler:
5/28/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/29/2014 Drunk Horse – Fayetteville, NC
5/30/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte NC
5/31/2014 611 – Frederick, MD
6/01/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
6/02/2014 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
6/03/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
6/04/2014 American Legion Post 80 – Binghamton, NY
6/05/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
6/06/2014 Even Flow – Long Island, NY
6/07/2014 Europa – Brooklyn, NY
6/08/2014 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA
6/09/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
6/10/2014 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
6/11/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/12/2014 Birdy’s – Indianapolis, IN
6/13/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
6/14/2014 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
6/15/2014 Bottom End Bar – Appleton, WI
6/16/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
6/17/2014 Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY
6/18/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
6/19/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
6/20/2014 Southport – New Orleans, LA
6/21/2014 Dollhouse – Savannah, GA
6/22/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
6/23/2014 Looseys – Gainesville, FL
6/24/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
6/25/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL

Eyehategod preorder packages including various CD, LP and T-shirt bundles are currently available via Housecore Records at THIS LOCATION. And if you missed it, soil yourself to a stream of “Robitussin And Rejection” HERE as well as “Agitation! Propaganda” HERE.



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

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

ENABLER Unloads New Track At Lambgoat; US Tour With Eyehategod & Ringworm Confirmed - From amidst their currently ongoing North American tour out to the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival — set to perform tomorrow, Thursday, April 17th alongside labelmates, Cop Problem — and beyond, ENABLER has been confirmed as opening support for Eyehategod and Ringworm on a bruising, month-long US tour from the end of May through late June. [More…]

T.O.M.B.: Crucial Blast Deploys Pennhurst / Xesse This Week; Cvlt Nation Streaming Entire Album – This week, Crucial Blast Records will deploy the Pennhurst / Xesse CD, encapsulating two entire obscure recordings from black/occult/industrial collective, Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy, a.k.a. T.O.M.B. [More…]

THE LION’S DAUGHTER To Release Split Seven-Inch With Nights Like These; All Proceeds To Benefit Stray Dogs And Cats + Special Release Shows Announced – St. Louis misery-makers, THE LION’S DAUGHTER, along with Memphis metallic hardcore unit, Nights Like These, recently united for the release of a split seven-inch to benefit dog and cat rescue organizations established to save stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes. [More…]

VOICE OF REASON: Discography From Influential Connecticut Hardcore Band Locked For Release – Ear One Productions confirms the upcoming release of Looking Back To The Way Things Were: Voice Of Reason 1995 – 2001, the entire discography from influential turn-of-the-century hardcore act, VOICE OF REASON, clocking in with seventy-two minutes of positive, West Coast-influenced youth crew songs, including demos, compilation and unreleased tracks, and their full-length album. [More…]

MARK DEUTROM: Vinyl Edition of Brief Sensuality And Western Violence Now Available – On the tail of its initial digital materialization at the end of last Summer, the deluxe vinyl edition of MARK DEUTROM’s third solo album, Brief Sensuality And Western Violence, is now on the verge of release. [More…]

KING DEAD: New Track From Psychedelic/Stoner Trio Now Playing At Echoesanddust.com – Today, Echoesanddust.com delivers another helping of glassy-eyed goodness from Pennsylvania (six and four-string) bass and drum instrumentalists, KING DEAD, with a premiere of “Drowning In Dust,” the fourth track from their self-titled debut offering. [More…]

HALSHUG: Danish Raw Punk Act Signs With Southern Lord For Release Of Debut LP; European Tour Begins - Southern Lord has sanctioned the label’s latest signing in the form of Danish raw punk/hardcore trio, HALSHUG. [More…]

PRIZEHOG: Portland Celestial Space Sludge Outfit Announces Five-Week US Tour – Still riding a fresh wave of killer reactions to their walloping third LP, Re-Unvent the Whool, Portland, Oregon-based, PRIZEHOG, has announced the routing for their upcoming Spring US tour. [More…]

ABRE OJOS: New Soundscape From One-Man Exploratory Audiovisual Project Now Playing At Heathen Harvest – Today, underground music gateway, Heathen Harvest, offers up a special premiere of “Fractured Signals” from ABRE OJOS. [More…]

GREY SKIES FALLEN: NYC Ominous Metal Quintet Premieres New Track With Sea Of Tranquility – New York City-area’s ominous black/death/doom quintet, GREY SKIES FALLEN, will open the gateways to their most epic and expansive album in their seventeen-year history on April 29th, 2014, with the release of The Many Sides Of Truth, and today, another single from the record has been set loose. [More…]

BATTLECROSS: American Thrash Titans Confirm South American Tour Dates With Killswitch Engage – American thrash titans, BATTLECROSS, are pleased to confirm three tour dates this August in Brazil with Killswitch Engage and Memphis May Fire. [More…]

SKINFATHER: Entire Debut LP From California Death Mob Playing At Revolver – As Southern California death quintet, SKINFATHER, is readying for the release of their debut LP, None Will Mourn, to see release in one week via Streetcleaner Records, today the entire record is now playing via Revolver Magazine’s website. [More…]

MOUNT SALEM: Chicago Psychedelic Doom Conjurors Announce Headlining Tour – Chicago psychedelic doom rock conjurors and recent Metal Blade signees, MOUNT SALEM, will embark on a full headlining tour this May! [More…]

SERPENTINE PATH Debuts First Single From Sophomore Relapse LP – Relapse Records has just released the first single to be released from the second LP from NYC morbid sludge metal kingpins, SERPENTINE PATH. [More…]

INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Technical Death Metal Faction To Unleash Second LP Via Unique Leader; Album Teaser Posted – California technical death metal faction, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, who feature within their ranks members of Brain Drill and Son Of Aurelius, will unleash their sophomore effort, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement, this Summer via extreme metal merchants, Unique Leader Records. [More…]

TORCH RUNNER Drops Track From Impending Southern Lord Release At Toxicbreed’s Funhouse – Following their recent signing to Southern Lord, North Carolina-based TORCH RUNNER has released a track from Committed To The Ground. [More…]

THEOLOGIAN: Crucial Blast To Release Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of Some Things Have To Be Endured – Following its initial CD and digital release in October, THEOLOGIAN’s latest full-length, Some Things Have To Be Endured, will receive a deluxe vinyl release from Crucial Blast on July 22nd, 2014. [More…]

JEREMY IRONS & THE RATGANG MALIBUS: Swedish Psychedelic Space Rock Brigade Premiere New Track Via HeavyPlanetJEREMY IRON & THE RATGANG MALIBUS, in cooperation with the amplifier worshippers at HeavyPlanet, are pleased to unveil “Wind Seized,” from their forthcoming Spirit Knife full-length. [More…]

FINAL CONFLICT: Ashes To Ashes Reissue Streaming In Its Entirety; Band To Conquer Brainsqueeze This Weekend – In celebration of its unveiling this week, the face-beaters at Tankcrimes bring you a stream of FINAL CONFLICT’s renowned Ashes To Ashes full-length in its entirety. [More…]

BLACK COBRA Confirms May West Coast Tour With The Cutthroats 9 And Årabrot – The decimating metal/sludge duo that is BLACK COBRA has crawled out of the shadows with their first shows since two one-off cross-continental gigs in January, proclaiming an upcoming May decimation of the West Coast! [More…]

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A STORM OF LIGHT – ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – BATTLECROSS – BEHEMOTH – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME –  BL’AST –  BLACK COBRA – BLACK TAR PROPHET – THE BODY – BONE SICKNESS – BRUTAL TRUTH – BUIOINGOLA – CALL OF THE VOID – CENTURIES – COFFINS – COP PROBLEM – CORRECTIONS HOUSE – CRIPPLE BASTARDS – DARK BUDDHA RISING – DARSOMBRA – DIE CHOKING – DON JAMIESON – DREAD SOVEREIGN – THE DRIP – ENABLER – EYEHATEGOD – FUCKED UP – FUCKING INVINCIBLE – FULL OF HELL – GHOUL – GOATWHORE – GODHUNTER – GOZU – GRAVES AT SEA – GREY SKIES FALLEN – HALSHUG –  HOD – HULL – ILSA –  INTER ARMA – IRON REAGAN – JEREMY IRONS & THE RATGANG MALIBUS – KING DEAD –KRISTIAN HARTING – THE LION’S DAUGHTER –  MEGATON LEVIATHAN – MOUNT SALEM –  NAILS – NEUROSIS – PRIMITIVE MAN – PRIZEHOG –  RIVERS OF NIHIL – SAINT VITUS – SAMOTHRACE – SASQUATCH – SECRETS OF THE SKY – SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP – SKINFATHER – THE SOCKS – THEOLOGIAN –  THOU – TRIOSCAPES – ULCERATE –  WHITE WIDOWS PACT – WHITECHAPEL – YAUTJA

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THEOLOGIAN: Crucial Blast To Release Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of Some Things Have To Be Endured

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Following its initial CD and digital release in October, THEOLOGIAN’s latest full-length, Some Things Have To Be Endured, will receive a deluxe vinyl release from Crucial Blast on July 22nd, 2014. This new LP edition of the album will come in gatefold packaging and feature completely different artwork from the CD version previously released by Crucial Blast, using the evocative and disturbing images of NY photographer Gretchen Heinel. The vinyl will be pressed on blood-red wax in an edition of five hundred copies, and will include a digital download of the album.

Magick. Motherhood. Pain. Suffering.
Blood. Tension. Nausea. Desire.
Obsession. Addiction. Loathing. Violence.
The loss of hope. Unfulfilled dreams. Unhealed wounds.
SOME THINGS HAVE TO BE ENDURED.

The latest offering from NY synth-death master THEOLOGIAN (aka Leech, also the mastermind behind the renowned power electronics/death industrial outfit Navicon Torture Technologies), Some Things Have To Be Endured features eight new tracks of punishing black industrial, apocalyptic darkwave frequencies, and nerve-rending electronic deathscapes. Endured… is a collection of collaborations between Theologian and a lineup of female vocalists/artists from both within the industrial / noise / dark ambient / coldwave realm and beyond, with contributions from Rachael Kozak (Hecate), Kristen MacArthur (Sewer Goddess), Rachel Maloney (Tonikom), Nikki Telladictorian (Prometheus Burning), Patricia Benitez (Fetish Drone), Gillian Leigh Bowling (Teloahqaal), Christiana Key (Delphic Oracle), Joan Hacker (Factoria), Shari Vari (Void Vision), and professional opera singer Melissa C. Kelly. The tracks shift from grinding industrial dread to ethereal coldwave beauty, blasts of rumbling blackened synthcrush met with washes of haunting electronic melody, while always remaining rooted in Theologian’s bleak, jet-black death industrial. Co-produced with Derek Rush/Dream Into Dust and mastered by James Plotkin, Some Things Have To Be Endured contains some of the most moving and dramatic music to emerge from THEOLOGIAN’s black sonic abyss to date.

[Some Things Have To Be Endured LP cover]

[Some Things Have To Be Endured CD cover]

Some Things Have To Be Endured Track Listing:
1. Black Cavern Myopia
2. The Conjoined Deviant Procession
3. Writhing Corpus Landscape
4. Gore-Stained Ramparts
5. Like Love, Only Real
6. Grand Guignol
7. Ectothermism
8. Welcome To The Golden Age Of Beggars

Leech will unleash THEOLOGIAN live once again over the coming weeks, with several new gigs confirmed around the country. A Brooklyn show with Queen Elephantine and Prana-Bindu has been slated for this week, on Sunday, April 20th. On May 3rd he’ll perform in Baltimore alongside Worms Of The Earth and Crucial Blast kin, T.O.M.B., and then on the 5th attack Brooklyn once again on a massive bill also including Gnaw and Whitehorse. Then on May 24th, THEOLOGIAN will traverse the country to invade Portland, performing that evening with Eight Bells, LKN and Eye Of Nix.

THEOLOGIAN Live:
4/20/2014 Don Pedro – Brooklyn, NY w/ Queen Elephantine, Prana-Bindu [info]
5/03/2014 Club Orpheus - Baltimore, MD w/ T.O.MB., Worms Of The Earth [info]
5/08/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Gnaw, Whitehorse [info]
5/24/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR w/ Eight Bells, LKN, Eye Of Nix [info]

Stream Some Things Have To Be Endured at the Crucial Blast Bandcamp HERE.

“Leech has crafted a monstrous, ghastly album of lurching rhythms and totally downer melodies – think the Cure’s Pornography remixed by Vatican Shadow.” – Aquarius Records

“Wer sich als Verbündeter von Navicon Torture Technologies sieht und mit atmosphärischen wie auch rhythmischen Klangwelten konfrontiert werden möchte, der muss in diesem Fall unbedingt zuschlagen. 10/10” – Necroweb

“Not for the faint of heart or expectant mothers, Some Things Have To Be Endured is just what it’s title suggests, an exercise in endurance. It will however reward that endurance and repeated plays with an increasingly fantastic record that must have been hell to conceive, and just as difficult to physically create. But what a creation, one of stunning malevolence and bitter beauty.” – The Sludgelord

“The lo-fi, static-filled production transforms here from a black-metal requirement for authenticity to an instrument in its own right that gives the album its unique, dark sound that is somehow still akin to metal in its abrasive heaviness.” – Metal Reviews

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SKINFATHER: Entire Debut LP From California Death Mob Playing At Revolver

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

As Southern California death quintet, SKINFATHER, is readying for the release of their debut LP, None Will Mourn, to see release in one week via Streetcleaner Records, today the entire record is now playing via Revolver Magazine’s website.

Taking direct inspiration from the 1990s Stockholm death metal scene and even slicing their moniker right off of a classic Dismember tune, on None Will Mourn, SKINFATHER delivers nine pulverizing hymns delivered with calculated precision and a cavernous production with just the slightest contemporary SoCal hardcore persuasion. The LP was engineered by Taylor Young from Nails, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and features the bold cover art crafted by Raul Gonzalez, and is set for digital and LP release via Todd Jones of Nails’ DIY label, Streetcleaner Records, on April 22nd.

Dig a hole, and check out None Will Mourn at Revolver… CLICK THIS.

SKINFATHER will join Iron Lung and Bone Sickness supporting Nails’ West Coast tour running from May 1st through 5th, with Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle on the list to get obliterated. Later this year, SKINFATHER and Nails will invade the East Coast, with that tour and additional live actions to be locked in the coming weeks.

Preorders for the LP version of None Will Mourn, which includes an instant digital download, are also now live, alongside other Skinfather gear HERE.

SKINFATHER West Coast Tour w/ Nails, Iron Lung, Bone Sickness:
5/01/2014 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA w/ Nausea
5/02/2014 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA w/ Violent Reaction, The Flex
5/03/2014 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
5/04/2014 Star Theatre – Portland, OR
5/05/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Gag

“How well Southern California’s Skinfather captures the spirit and unadulterated sonic brutality of that glorious moment in time, on the other hand, is no doubt about to turn more than a few heads.” – Decibel Magazine

“…the band has a very Nailsian feel about them; their music has that same cooked-to-a-crisp, forced-to-run-through-a-forest-of-straight-razors-and-swim-through-a-sea-of-Drano vibe to it. It’s killer stuff.” – MetalSucks

“Skinfather, instead of just riding one influence to death for an entire album, are able to adroitly combine elements of doom and even crust and thrash into a pummeling assault.  Meaty riffs and chunky breakdowns abound like some sort of metal stew, simmered to perfection in the flames of no frills, in your face death metal.” – Metal Insider

“Straying from the formula just enough to cement themselves on their own comfortable ground, Skinfather deliver on their debut LP an album both respectful of its roots and aligned towards their own unique sensibilities. Monotonous and a tad overwhelming at times, it’s an album that’s miles more so a ripper and one of my favorite albums this half of 2014.” – American Aftermath

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GREY SKIES FALLEN: NYC Ominous Metal Quintet Premieres New Track With Sea Of Tranquility

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

New York City-area’s ominous black/death/doom quintet, GREY SKIES FALLEN, will open the gateways to their most epic and expansive album in their seventeen-year history on April 29th, 2014, with the release of The Many Sides Of Truth, and today, another single from the record has been set loose.

Now playing at exploratory metal community, Sea Of Tranquility is the third of the album’s seven massive tracks, “The Flame.” An incredibly gloomy but dynamic seven-plus-minute piece, in their new 4/5-rated review of the record, Sea Of Tranquility said of the track, “’The Flame’ is a kick ass Viking/Pagan metal barn burner, and wouldn’t sound out of place on any Amon Amarth or Enslaved album, and is perhaps the heaviest song here. In between some of the longer tracks are gentle, atmospheric instrumentals, which bridge the gap between the heavier pieces quite nicely.”

Ignite “The Flame” now at THIS LOCATION.

Also stream the album’s “Ritual Of The Exiter” and “Of the Ancients” via No Clean Singing RIGHT HERE.

As with their five previous studio works, GREY SKIES FALLEN will independently unleash The Many Sides Of Truth on multiple formats on April 29th. The band will directly publish the album through all digital platforms, and in CD and LP runs of 300 copies each. The Travis Smith-designed cover art for the record has been redesigned in three separate color schemes. The band’s own limited digipak CD and digital releases will bear a blue-infused cover, the LP artwork in green, and now, Paragon Records will issue a full official jewel case CD run featuring the artwork in red, and also handle distribution of the album. The band’s own LP pressing will be available shortly after the other editions on three vinyl color schemes — black, colored/splattered, and glow-in-the-dark. Preorders for the CD and digital versions through the band are available HERE, and LP preorders are posted HERE.

GREY SKIES FALLEN has also confirmed a local release show for The Many Sides Of Truth on Monday, May 12th at The Acheron in Brooklyn. This hometown gig will feature direct support from the henchmen in Buckshot Facelift, the brutalizing grind/death faction in which three of the members of GSF share double-duty, as well as local acts Hypoxia, Lysura and Lucid Terror. Additional live performances will be announced in the coming days.

GREY SKIES FALLEN Record Release Show:
5/12/2014 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Buckshot Facelift, Hypoxia, Lysura, Lucid Terror

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ABRE OJOS: New Soundscape From One-Man Exploratory Audiovisual Project Now Playing At Heathen Harvest

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Today, underground music gateway, Heathen Harvest, offers up a special premiere of “Fractured Signals” from ABRE OJOS. The otherworldly soundscape comes from ABRE OJOS’ Gates full-length album, set to be unveiled next month by Santa Barbara-based independent label imprint, Secrets Of Giza.

ABRE OJOS is the audiovisual project of Scott Baker, a multimedia artist from Melbourne, Australia with over 20 years’ experience working across the areas of installation, experimental music, video and illustration. Baker’s ABRE OJOS is an exploration of synesthetic modalities using geometric animations and extreme audio frequencies. The ABRE OJOS project is an immersive audiovisual creation for plumbing the depths of the human spirit; Gates serves as the next evolutionary step in Baker’s ongoing survey of introspection.

Expounds Heathen Harvest in its in-depth investigation of the work, “ABRE OJOS is a mechanical beast, portrayed through the Occult sense of Creation through divine Will. It is the inanimate object brought to life, by the use of machinery and human expression reflecting a futuristic yet modern world that was first imagined, then created. Technology is a magical act, and when we see the Occult and myth through this lens, much of it can begin to make sense. Our imagination through the years led to what only a hundred years ago would have been seen as magical, and now is the everyday world in which we live. If you don’t believe that we are not able to read peoples thoughts, just go on any website such as Twitter or Facebook where random thoughts are said with little to no discretion.”

Experience the abrasive and serene “Fractured Signals,” now playing at Heathen Harvest at THIS LOCATION.

“Abre Ojos” was an old saying by Spanish and Portuguese sailors while navigating the dangerous reef infested waters surrounding Australia’s coastline meaning “watch out” or “open your eyes, there is danger all around.” An investigative, minimalist sound excursion, the eleven-track Gates includes an accompanying full-length DVD for an extraordinary audiovisual experience. Gates is both art and mantra, challenging and soothing, reflective and punctuated, feeding and consuming. To appreciate Gates, one must fully embrace its active principle time and time again, shedding all resistance and inhibition.

Gates will be released via Secrets Of Giza on May 13th, 2014. Purchase your copy at THIS LOCATION.

“Baker explores the unsettling worlds between conventionally accepted euphonic sounds… this is evocative ambient music for late night hours.” – Crawl Space Magazine


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PRIZEHOG: Portland Celestial Space Sludge Outfit Announces Five-Week US Tour

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Still riding a fresh wave of killer reactions to their walloping third LP, Re-Unvent the Whool, Portland, Oregon-based, PRIZEHOG, has announced the routing for their upcoming Spring US tour.

Embarking off of their home turf on May 2nd, the counter-clockwise path this tour makes will find PRIZEHOG winding through the entire continental US for five full weeks before closing down with the final gig in Seattle on June 8th and returning to their daily habitat. See true celestial space sludge for yourself on this massive endeavor including a short run with friends and faves, Vaz, as well as killer acts like Burnt Books, hepa/Titus, Tinsel Teeth, arbogast, The Great Sabatini, labelmates Towers and Big Black Cloud, and more throughout the itinerary.

Amidst the closing-in of this confirmed run, PRIZEHOG will be announcing their next tour lining up for this July alongside labelmates, Hot Victory.

PRIZEHOG US Spring Tour:
5/02/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR w/ Towers, Big Black Cloud
5/07/2014 Lobot Gallery – Oakland, CA w/ Mansion
5/08/2014 The Eagle – San Francisco, CA w/ hepa/Titus, Peace Creep
5/09/2014 Redwood Bar – Los Angeles, CA w/ hepa/Titus
5/10/2014 The Tin Can – San Diego, CA w/ Ghetto Blaster
5/11/2014 C St – Flagstaff, AZ w/ New Gods
5/12/2014 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM w/ Fando
5/13/2014 Three Links – Dallas, TX w/ Bludded Head, Spacebeach
5/14/2014 Vinos – Little Rock, AR
5/15/2014 Springwater – Nashville, TN w/ Tijuana Goat Ride
5/16/2014 TBA – Birmingham, AL
5/17/2014 The Highlander – Atlanta, GA
5/18/2014 The Foxfield – Columbia, SC w/ Burnt Books
5/19/2014 TBA – Richmond, VA
5/20/2014 Gold Bar – Baltimore, MD w/ Vaz, Multicult
5/21/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Vaz
5/22/2014 Cake Shop – Manhattan, NY w/ Insect Ark, Columboid
5/23/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Vaz, Mossenek, Collapsible Baton
5/24/2014 AS220 - Providence, RI w/ Vaz, Tinsel Teeth
5/25/2014 O’Brien’s – Boston, MA w/ Vaz
5/26/2014 The Lair – Buffalo, NY w/ Fox 45, Tainted, Jerry Grind
5/27/2014 TBA – Pittsburgh, PA/Cleveland, OH
5/28/2014 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL w/ arbogast
5/29/2014 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI w/ Soup Moat
5/30/2014 The Hexagon Bar – Minneapolis, MN w/ The Funeral and the Twilight
5/31/2014 Trumpet Blossom – Iowa City, IA w/ Acoustic Guillotine
6/01/2014 TBA – Omaha, NE/Kansas
6/02/2014 Bar Bar – Denver, CO w/ Echo Beds
6/03/2014 The Parlor Bar – Laramie, WY w/ Unpaid Butlers
6/04/2014 Burts Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Cornered By Zombies, The Great Sabatini
6/05/2014 Filling Station – Bozeman, MT w/ Acheron Thodol
6/06/2014 Zootown Arts Community Center – Missoula, MT
6/07/2014 TBA – Spokane, WA w/ Hooves
6/08/2014 Black Lodge – Seattle, WA w/ Don Peyote, Same Sex Dictator

Following Eolian Empire’s fresh unleashing of the supernova of creativity that is PRIZEHOG’s third album, Re-Unvent the Whool, in March the album is raking in acclaim from all over the place in recent weeks. Recorded and mixed by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Tool, Russian Circles) at Sun Valley studio Sound of Sirens, Re-Unvent the Whool is focused, sophisticated, and masterfully produced to showcase the exquisite but intense interaction within the trio: guitars, synths, and drums push and pull one another as they crunch, crush, whirl, weave, and straight up rock their way through mazes of dynamic and dramatic movements, adding layers upon layers to sculpt mountains of sonic majesty. Aquarius Records dubbed the LP, “record of the week,” and called it, “ridiculously, mindblowingly next level doom-sludge genius,” and the trio itself, “the sludge saviors we’ve been waiting for.” In an early premiere of the track, “Shed,” Decibel called the album, “Disconnected sludge floating in an abyss of fuzz,” followed by The Obelisk, who streamed the entire album for its release date, noting in a glowing text accompaniment, “The bass-less trio — you’ll note no lack of low end in the record — run a spectrum of effects-laden churning, mashing together bright ambient echoes and deep, dank tonality. I wouldn’t be the first person to compare them to the Melvins, but that doesn’t really do complete justice to the psychedelic side of their sound, which shows up quickly.”

Orders for Re-Unvent the Whool are live at the Eolian Empire fort HERE, available in a digital package as well as 180-gram vinyl LP including a 24″ x 24″ poster of the Chris Jehly cover art and download of the album.

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KING DEAD: New Track From Psychedelic/Stoner Trio Now Playing At Echoesanddust.com

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Today, Echoesanddust.com delivers another helping of glassy-eyed goodness from Pennsylvania (six and four-string) bass and drum instrumentalists, KING DEAD, with a premiere of “Drowning In Dust,” the fourth track from their self-titled debut offering. Recorded live at The Living Room in Stroudsburg by Dave Reiser of Rock Hard Studios, the self-titled recording features five tracks of psychedelic/stoner Spaghetti Westernish desert-rock and is now less than a week from release.

Elaborates Echoesanddust.com, “If there is ever a need for modern soundtrack for the classic film The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, KING DEAD should get a consideration. The trio’s self-titled debut is an infectious blend of dusty six shootin’ aural sludge that pulls elements from doom, metal and rock. They simmer this assortment of genres in a delicious western musical marinade. You may think that music pulled from multiple genres would result in an awkward sound. In KING DEAD’s case you would be wrong. The band has a primarily instrumental sound that is gripping, tight, melodic and slinks along with a brash confidence that belies the fact that this is a debut release.  They  know how to work a melody with artfully balanced tempo shifts that skillfully jog through a range of paces with consistently engaging outcomes.”

Drown in dust at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, get heady with “Length Of Rope,” currently streaming at The Obelisk at THIS LOCATION.

King Dead will be released independently on Record Store Day April 19th and is currently available for preorder at the band’s official BandCamp page HERE.

“At thirty-three minutes, the self-titled and self-released debut from… KING DEAD sits right between an EP and a full-length outing. The trio’s sound is similarly nebulous, hovering between psychedelic post-rock, heavier amplified push and Morricone-via-Earth soundscaping, and as their first five songs showcase, they come equipped with a formidable scope.” – The Obelisk

“It drags like a heavy cart full of plague victims, but you can easily see the sense of that ‘spaghetti western’ reference in the bleak, reverberating bass melody — Sergio Leone mutated into doom metal, with poltergeist cowboys. It’s spare, stripped down, and builds in intensity as it reaches the climax. I’m digging it.” – No Clean Signing on the track, “Length Of Rope”


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MARK DEUTROM: Vinyl Edition of Brief Sensuality And Western Violence Now Available

Monday, April 14th, 2014

On the tail of its initial digital materialization at the end of last Summer, the deluxe vinyl edition of MARK DEUTROM’s third solo album, Brief Sensuality And Western Violence, is now on the verge of release.

The captivating third solo venture from ex-Melvins/Clown Alley guitarist, MARK DEUTROM, Brief Sensuality And Western Violence was released in September 2013, the nearly hour-long voyage across both ominous and peaceful territories through a variety of vocal approaches and instrumentation, bleeding together into the man’s most organic and unreserved material to date. DEUTROM’s cohorts at Austrian label Rock Is Hell have put the deluxe vinyl edition of Brief Sensuality And Western Violence into production for an expected mid-May delivery. Due to the length of the album, the material will span both one 12″ and one 7″ record configured together. States the artist of this setup: “The test pressings sound fantastic, and this one will put your stereo through a real workout.”

There will be an offset version pressed on black and limited to 250 copies, and a hand-screened version on purple, limited to 100 copies. Both versions are being pressed in Europe and bear artwork the MARK D’s wife, Jennifer Deutrom. The vinyl for Brief Sensuality And Western Violence is now available for preorder for North American fans through the MARK DEUTROM Bandcamp page RIGHT HERE, and via Rock Is Hell for international orders HERE.

“…a sublime slab of smoldering, cinematic fuzz-groove…” – Decibel Magazine

“…most coalesces the demon jazz and creeping intricacy that Deutrom has on offer… there’s a cohesion in theme and a steadiness of atmosphere that speaks to Deutrom‘s mastery of the form.” – The Obelisk

“This is a highly creative work, moving through a host of styles, using technology to great effect, and with great range and depth. 5/5” – Sea Of Tranquility

“Brief Sensuality and Western Violence explores music and the space between the notes, setting a specific mood and travelling through the vast expanse of storytelling through music… Occasionally, he utilizes complex time signatures to great advantage intentionally keeping you off-balance and somewhat unsettled.” – Bloody Good Horror

“I could honestly listen to Deutrom‘s creamy powertones, crisp, jazzy lines and breathily expressive voice all bloody day, and, d’you know, I think I will. I’m pressing ‘play’ again and again…” – The Sleeping Shaman

“…it’s carried off with a certain moxie, but also manages to be tasteful and non-invasive. This is an album which bridges a gap between the two disciplines, challenging listeners of both yet remaining accessible” – Metal Mouth.

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14th, 2014

GODHUNTER Confirms Split With Secrets Of The Sky In Conjunction With June Tour; Vinyl Edition Confirmed Via The Compound/Battleground – Tucson, Arizona’s GODHUNTER has confirmed an upcoming split release with their cohorts in Oakland, California’s Secrets Of The Sky, to be released in conjunction with their upcoming Western US tour together. [More…]

DIE CHOKING: Debut 7-Inch From Philly Hyper-trio Out Now Through The Compound - Philadelphia’s brutalizing manic grind/thrash trio, DIE CHOKING, will raid the opening slot of the Decibel Magazine Tour as it rolls into their hometown tomorrow, Saturday, April 12th, joining the touring lineup which includes Noisem, Gorguts, The Black Dahlia Murder and headliners Carcass. [More…]

EYEHATEGOD Announces Mammoth US Headlining Assault With Ringworm And Enabler – New Orleans’ favorite musical miscreants, EYEHATEGOD, announce their most extensive US tour in years. [More…]

KING PARROT Flaunts Their Culinary Skills On Latest Episode Of Brutally Delicious; Video Footage Posted + North American March Continues – Australian thrash grind menaces, KING PARROT, recently appeared on the sixty-third episode of Brutally Delicious, the world’s most metal cooking show! Watch the band guzzle coffee, dish about tour life and cook brutal omelets with host Bruce Moore below. [More…]

CLOAK OF ALTERING: American Aftermath Broadcasting Mechanized Chaos From Dutch Fiend – As previously confirmed, Crucial Blast will poison the reservoir of humankind this Spring with the release of Plague Beasts, the punishing third full-length from CLOAK OF ALTERING, one of the many monikers/projects of Dutch noise architect, Maurice de Jong, a.k.a. Mories. [More…]

BLACK ANVIL Unleashes New Track, “Eventide;” Hail Death Preorders Available – New York black metallers, BLACK ANVIL, today unveil the first taste of their forthcoming album, Hail Death. [More…]

RUN WITH THE HUNTED: Arizona Punk/Hardcore Unit Premieres New Tune Via Lambgoat – Arizona punk/hardcore unit, RUN WITH THE HUNTED, are pleased to untether the first official taste of their upcoming full-length via the pit perpetrators at Lambgoat. [More…]

PILLORY: Boston Technical Death Metal Strategists To Release New Full-Length On Unique Leader; Album Teaser + Play-Through Video Posted – Boston technical death metal strategists, PILLORY, will release their sophomore full-length, Evolutionary Miscarriage, later this Spring via Unique Leader Records. [More…]

DARSOMBRA To Support Floor On Eastern US Spring Tour; Two-Month DIY Tour Continues – Baltimore-based duo, DARSOMBRA, has been confirmed to join Floor on their upcoming May tour. [More…]

INTERNAL BLEEDING: New York Death Metal Legion Joins Unique Leader Records; Teaser Posted – Unique Leader Records is pleased to welcome long-running New York-based death metal legion, INTERNAL BLEEDING, to their expanding roster of audio severity. [More…]

MIND: Selfmadegod Confirms Third Album From German Crust Punk Outfit – Poland’s Selfmadegod Records is proud to announce the upcoming third full-length release from German crust punk brigade, MIND. [More…]

THE DRIP: Debut EP For Relapse Now Playing At American Aftermath – Relapse Records is preparing to release A Presentation Of Gruesome Poetics, the label’s first title from Washington’s THE DRIP, in just days. [More…]

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: New Album Details Revealed – Candlelight Records today confirms June 24th as the North American release date for IX, the new album from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. [More…]

SOURVEIN: New Doom Hymn Now Playing At Revolver; Split With Graves At Sea Available For Preorder + European Takeover Imminent – Raise your doom claws to the sounds of “Follow The Light,” from Cape Fear misery-makers, SOURVEIN. [More…]

DARK BUDDHA RISING: Finnish Black Psychedelic Doom Practitioners Sign To Neurot Recordings – Ritualistic doom practitioners, DARK BUDDHA RISING, are Neurot Recordings’ latest signees. [More…]

BENCHPRESS: Throw Down To A Track From Split 7-Inch With Martyr’s Tongue At Revolver – Now playing at Revolver Mag’s website is a bludgeoning new track from Lewistown, Pennsylvania-based hardcore bandits, BENCHPRESS. [More…]

BLACKOUT: NYC Stoner Doom Trio To Bring Their Riff Rituals To Canada – New York City stoner doom trio, BLACKOUT, will bring their quaking riff rituals to Canada later this month on a four-date mini tour through Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. [More…]

STONEBURNER Brings The Dread With Life Drawing, Now Streaming In Full At Decibel; Release Day Draws Near – In celebration of its North American release now less than one week away, today the enablers at Decibel Magazine offer up a full stream of Life Drawing from Portland sludgesmiths, STONEBURNER. [More…]

THE GREAT SABATINI: Montreal Raw Noise Rollers To Release New LP With Solar Flare Records – The noise metal aficionados at French label, Solar Flare Records, now proclaim the confirmed impending release of the newest LP from Montreal, Canada-based THE GREAT SABATINI. [More…]

WHITE WIDOWS PACT Locks Down May East Coast Tour; Tracking Of Debut LP Complete + Nirvana Cover – NYC-based mob, WHITE WIDOWS PACT, confirms that the tracking of their impending debut LP has been completed. [More…]

GHOUL: Cloaked Cult Premieres Hang Ten EP Via Bloody Disgusting; Weapons Of Mosh Destruction Tour II To Commence Today – Today the cloaked criminals in GHOUL, in conjunction with the horror hustlers at Bloody Disgusting, heave forth the luscious sounds of their forthcoming Hang Ten EP in its entirety. [More…]

CORRECTIONS HOUSE: Additional Live Abrasions Announced + Kuma’s Corner Burger DeclaredCORRECTIONS HOUSE — the bastard sound manipulations of Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Sanford Parker (Minsk) and their minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury… [More…]

A389 Recordings Record Store Day Series: INTEGRITY/VEGAS, FULL OF HELL/PSYWARFARE, NOISEM/OCCULTIST & BLOODLET – A389 Recordings is preparing to unload their series of releases for Record Store Day 2014 — taking place nationally next Saturday, April 19th — with four exclusive, limited titles. [More…]

CALL OF THE VOID To Record New Full-Length Later This Month; Band Welcomes Second Guitarist – Denver-based crusty metallic hardcore perpetrators, CALL OF THE VOID, who recently recruited second guitarist Gabe Morales, will enter the studio later this month to record the follow-up to last year’s smoldering Dragged Down A Dead End Path. [More…]

DRUNK DAD: Debut LP From Portland Scuzzcore Outfit Locked For Summer Release – Interloper haven, Eolian Empire, confirms the debut LP release from neighborhood crew, DRUNK DAD, on a hot-ass day coming up this Summer. [More…]

MALPRACTICE: Finnish Progressive/Thrash Act Signs With Sensory Records – As they continue to investigate the progressive realms of the heavy metal universe, New Jersey-based Sensory Records confirms that Finnish quintet, MALPRACTICE, has become the newest addition in the label’s roster. [More…]

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Announces Massive Tama Giveaway – With NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL 2014 in Worcester, Massachusetts is now less than a week away, running from Thursday, April 17th through Saturday the 19th, today a massive giveaway from one of the event’s main sponsors, Tama Drums, has been announced. [More…]

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