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EXHUMED: California Horror Hellions Kick Off Fall Tour

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Today, California’s favorite death-laden horror hellions, EXHUMED, will take their sonic debauchery to the streets for a Fall run of US live invasions with extreme metal technicians Carcass and manic death thrashers Noisem. Set to commence in San Diego tonight at Brick By Brick, the Inked In Steel Tour 2014 will conquer nearly two dozen municipalities with additional audio infiltrations from death metal legends Obituary and Macabre on select dates. From there EXHUMED will return to Europe for further live devastation alongside Aborted, Origin and Miasmal. See confirmed shows below.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey, “We’ve been sequestered in our grimy rehearsal room, taking time out of our busy schedules of soul-crushing day jobs and DUI classes to tighten up our set for our upcoming US and European runs, and we’re getting seriously psyched for them! Our newest member, Matt ‘Slime’ Ferri is working out great on bass and vocals and we’ve got some killer new elements for our show that should make it an unsafe and insane way to spend your evening. See you in the Gore Zone, mutants!”

EXHUMED w/ Carcass, Noisem
10/24/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/28/2014 The Rock – Tucson, AZ *
10/29/2014 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX *
10/30/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX (Exhumed only)
10/31/2014 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK *
11/01/2014 Granada – Lawrence, KS *
11/02/2014 Pops – Sauget, IL *
11/03/2014 V Club – Huntington, WV (Exhumed + Noisem only)
11/04/2014 Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC *
11/05/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA *
11/06/2014 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC *
11/07/2014 Exit/In – Nashville, TN *
11/08/2014 Diamond Pub & Billiards – Louisville, KY *
11/09/2014 The Madison Theater – Cincinnati, OH *
11/10/2014 The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI **
11/11/2014 Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI **
11/12/2014 The Majestic – Madison, WI **
11/13/2014 House Of Rock – Eau Claire, WI (Exhumed + Noisem only)
11/14/2014 Wooly’d – Des Moines, IA **
11/15/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL **
* w/ Obituary
** w/ Macabre
w/ Aborted, Origin, Miasmal
11/20/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
11/21/2014 JC De Klinker – Aarschot, BE
11/22/2014 Gebäude 9 – Köln, DE
11/23/2014 Marx – Hamburg, DE
11/24/2014 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
11/25/2014 Pokalen – Oslo, NO
11/26/2014 Biljardkompaniet – Kristianstad, SE
11/27/2014 Konfus – Esbjerg, Dk
11/28/2014 Hellraiser – Leipzig, BE
11/29/2014 Lido – Berlin, DE
11/30/2014 Fabryka Club – Kracow, PL
12/01/2014 Alibi – Wroclaw, PL
12/02/2014 Nova Chmelnice Prague, CZ
12/03/2014 Randal Club – Bratislava, SK
12/04/2014 Viper Room – Vienna, AT
12/05/2014 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
12/06/2014 Traffic Club – Rome, IT
12/07/2014 Le Korigan – Luynes, FR
12/08/2014 Razzmatazz 3 – Barcelona, ES
12/09/2014 Caracol – Madrid, ES
12/10/2014 Metronum – Toulouse, FR
12/11/2014 Ubu – Rennes, FR
12/12/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
12/13/2014 Eindhoven Metal Meeting – Eindhoven, NL
12/14/2014 Underworld – London, UK
12/15/2014 Grillen – Colmar, FR
12/16/2014 Steinbruch Theater – Darmstadt, DE
12/17/2014 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
12/18/2014 Rock It – Aalen, DE
12/19/2014 Heavy Xmas – Zürich, CH
12/20/2014 Turock – Essen, DE

EXHUMED released their globally revered Necrocracy full-length via Relapse Records last Summer. Monopolizing 2013 year end lists both stateside and abroad, the record came in at #24 on Decibel’s Top 40 list and #11 on the New Noise’s Top 100 Metal & Rock Albums of 2013. Crowned one of 2013’s “best death/goregrind releases,” by About.com, and, “the feel-good gore-grind album of the year,” by Orlando Weekly, Necrocracy is a grade A, head crusher and among the band’s most well-executed, conceptually absorbing recording of their winding catalog and repugnance.

To order your copy of Necrocracy, point your browser to THIS LOCATION. The record is also available via iTunes HERE. And if you missed it, peep the visuals for “Coins Upon The Eyes” HERE.

“Matt Harvey and his merry maniacs know exactly what they’re doing, and have spent 20-odd years perfecting their poisonous formula. The riffs still bludgeon, the snare still snaps, and the dual vocal assault still growls and yelps with the best of them. The wailing solos and brilliant flashes of melodic death metal perfection are a welcome addition, as is their maturing approach to songwriting.” – Pitchfork

“The album seethes with vitriol, visceral shredding and thunderous grooves and it yields not a dull moment across its 29 minutes…” – Outburn

“This is death metal the way it should be, but hardly is anymore: complex but still compact, well-played without being wanky, brutal without going to ridiculous extremes, and listenable, if not inviting, in spite of its inherent ghastliness. Necrocracy kills, plain and simple.” – Metal Insider

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ANCIENT VVISDOM: Occult Death Rock Coven Unleashes “City Of Stone” At Cvlt Nation, Sacrificial LP To Be Released Via Magic Bullet This Tuesday

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

With the official vinyl version of Sacrificial, the latest full-length from occult death rock coven, ANCIENT VVISDOM, only days away, today Cvlt Nation offers up “City Of Stone.”

Elaborates founding vocalist Nathan Opposition, “I’m a huge fan of classic metal, Dio, Judas Priest, MercYful Fate, so for this song I wanted to pay tribute to that sound ANCIENT VVISDOM style. It has that pace that is easy to bang your head to and a ripping guitar lead during the bridge. The lyrics were inspired by a trip I took with Dwid Hellion [Integrity] to Toward Castle in Scotland, I believe. We were looking for the castle because it linked back to his family lineage. When we discovered the castle ruins it was breath taking. I felt the presence of the ancient grounds we were walking on. It inspired me to write this song. Places like that have power and hold energy, I believe. Do not fear mortality.”

Surmises Cvlt Nation, “Walking through the woods, holding the hands of your yesterday, looking in the eyes of your future – you just might need a soundtrack!”

Visit the “City Of Stone” at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, sink into the sounds of “Chaos Will Reign,” still streaming at Burning Ambulance THIS LOCATION.

Released on CD and digitally via Magic Bullet Records last Tuesday with the wax version set to drop Tuesday, October 28th, ANCIENT VVISDOM’s Sacrificial was produced by Opposition, engineered by Travis Bonner at The Diamond Factory Studios in Austin, mastered by Paul Logus (Anthrax, Clutch, Hellyeah, Shadows Fall et al) at Taloowa Mastering, and continues to push the boundaries of both death rock and neo-folk while retaining the memorable simplicity and melodic catchiness present on their previous, critically-lauded offerings. Hellride Music calls the record, “a vital, unflinching work reflective of their passions and beliefs,” Ghost Cult champions the trio’s, “unorthodox style, enchanting songcraft, and poetic lyrics cloaked in dark rituals and emotion,” while Metal Reviews relays, “Added to the sturdy little melodies they featured in previous albums is a newfound heaviness to hammer them home into the ear, entirely free of classic-rock pretensions that make certain other modern occult rock bands noisome after a while. Sacrificial is a very easy album to love, whether one leans toward metal or just hard rock, and deserves a listen by either kind of fan.”

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RINGS OF SATURN Decimates Album Charts; Tour With As Blood Runs Black Begins Today

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Bay Area sci-fi death battalion, RINGS OF SATURN, has invaded and decimated the nation’s rock charts, with the first week’s numbers for Lugal Ki En having landed this week.

Following its North American release through Unique Leader Records on October 14th, RINGS OF SATURN’s remorseless, jaw-dropping third full-length, Lugal Ki En, took the #116 spot on the Billboard top 200 chart, #3 on the Heatseekers/New Artist chart and #26 on the Independent album chart. The album also slaughtered the Hard Music chart taking the #12 position, as well as #41 on the Rock chart!

RINGS OF SATURN also embarks on their new invasion of the population, as their tour as guest support for As Blood Runs Black begins this evening, Thursday, October 23rd, in Simi Valley, California. The tour will systematically waste thirty American cities as it winds through the entire county before closing down in Anaheim back in California on November 29th, with additional support from Upon This Dawning, Elitist, The Convalescence, and Those Who Fear on select dates. Additionally, RINGS OF SATURN has scheduled three off-tour headlining dates without the rest of the tour package, in Cheyenne, Milwaukee and Pensacola.

A cataclysmic display of RINGS OF SATURN’s most vicious, material yet, Lugal Ki En surges with nearly forty-five minutes relentless, cyber-infused deathcore destruction, based on a lyrical concept in which the Aliens wage war on the angels and demons of the universe after having conquered humanity. The album was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 (Kamikabe, Those Who Fear, Trophies), and features conceptual art pieces by Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art. The LP version of Lugal Ki En comes in two limited edition color varieties — purple and four-color splatter — bound in a gatefold sleeve with a digital download card. Orders for the album via iTunes can be placed HERE, while CD and LP bundles are available HERE.

Lugal Ki En is streaming in its decimating entirety RIGHT HERE and the 3D video for “Senseless Massacre” is playing HERE,

RINGS OF SATURN Tour Dates:
The Ground Zero Album Release Tour w/ As Blood Runs Black, Upon This Dawning, Elitist, Those Who Fear [*], The Convalescence
10/23/2014 118 West – Simi Valley, CA
10/24/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/25/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/26/2014 The Hop – Spokane, WA
10/27/2014 The Shredder – Boise, ID
10/28/2014 The Crown Bar – Cheyenne, WY [RINGS OF SATURN non-tour headlining date]
10/29/2014 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
10/31/2014 Marquee Theater – Denver, CO
11/01/2014 Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA
11/02/2014 Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN
11/03/2014 The Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI [RINGS OF SATURN non-tour headlining date]
11/04/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
11/05/2014 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
11/06/2014 Frankies – Toledo, OH*
11/07/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH*
11/08/2014 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON*
11/09/2014 California Brew Haus – Rochester, NY
11/11/2014 Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT*
11/12/2014 Coco 66 – Brooklyn, NY*
11/13/2014 Championship – Trenton, NJ*
11/14/2014 Empire – West Springfield, VA*
11/15/2014 The Firehall – Dillsburg, PA*
11/16/2014 Greene Street – Greensboro, NC*
11/18/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA*
11/20/2014 Backbooth – Orlando, FL*
11/21/2014 Epic Problem – Tampa, FL*
11/22/2014 Venue 1904 – Jacksonville, FL*
11/23/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL [RINGS OF SATURN non-tour headlining date w/ The Convalescence]
11/24/2014 Tomcats – Fort Worth, TX*
11/25/2014 Walters – Houston, TX*
11/26/2014 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX*
11/28/2014 Pub Rock – Phoenix, AZ*
11/29/2014 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA*

“Lugal Ki En is a refined and mature sounding Dingir. Speedy catchy riffs, fast beats, choppy transitions, and even some expressive timing is thrown in small segments enhancing specific qualities and making the entire album a rich experience… If technical extreme metal is a genre that you enjoy, there is no doubt Lugal Ki En will satisfy. 9/10″ – Metal Injection

“The band add a lot more to this album with background noise and technical guitar playing that actually feels natural this time around and not random wild guitar playing. Lugal Ki En is one of the better technical death metal albums of 2014 and their best album yet. 4.5/5″ – Headbang Or GTFO

“All the hyper-technical death metal floating around … It’s hard to keep it all straight. The goal really is to make something so blisteringly heavy, fast, and complicated that all other notions get lost in the commotion. Rings Of Saturn’s new album is tasteful (lol) even though it might be the heaviest thing laid down in years.” – MetalSucks

“This time around Rings of Saturn let the songs evolve more naturally, and while the spastic bursts of jabbing high notes still exist, listeners can hear a variety of influences and new elements as well. 9/10″ – TechnicalDeathMetal.com

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WIZARD RIFLE: Stoner/Doom/Mathrock Magicians Tease New Track At Noisey; New Full-Length To Drop Next Week

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

With the release of Here In The Deadlights, the long-awaited new full-length from stoner/doom/math rock magicians, WIZARD RIFLE, now less than one week away, today Noisey hurls forth opening hymn, “Crystal Witch,” for public feeding.

Set for release via Seventh Rule Recordings later this month, the follow-up to 2012’s critically lauded Speak Loud Say Nothing full-length was tracked by guitarist Max Dameron over three weeks at Breakfast Studio in Los Angeles, then toiled over for a year, with Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Melvins et al) and Jesse Johnstone sharing mixing duties. The album sees WIZARD RIFLE for the first time as a trio featuring Dameron alongside drummer Sam Ford, and bassist David Boe pushing its sound into far sludgier realms and reaching new levels of monolithic heaviness, while maintaining a propulsive groove which spins and twists itself into oblivion. In an early assessment of the offering, The Sludgelord gushes, “This is music to summon a Daemon of the most fucked up kind and we here at The Sludgelord live for such hellish revelry. Their sound is a constant, incessant explosion of noise, of riffs part High On Fire, Black Sabbath and Sonic Youth, thundering drums and a growling bass that rages through your speakers like a cyclone, ravaging everything in its path. How this band can make such a racket is beyond me,” while About.com notes in a near perfect rating, “The five tracks on hand have seriously punked up WIZARD RIFLE’s attitude while also enhancing the depth of their psychedelic bent. It’s an album seemingly dipping each of its toes in a different genre pool and spinning them all into a homogenous solution that can only be defined by its eclecticism.”

Elaborates the band of the track being premiered, “‘Crystal Witch’​ is about mystical enslavement, a frenzied loss of control in the face of an enamoring tormenter. The music came from some older ideas rehashed and coupled with new passages. The track feels very cinematic to us in it’s pacing and tonal range; from serene to crushing but ever-menacing. Emily Hogg and Kathryne Dameron provide banshee wails, and all band members share vocal duties. It encapsulates a lot of the sounds and themes from the whole album in one concise — by WIZARD RIFLE standards — song.”

Get witchy with Noisey at THIS LOCATION.

With a sound rooted in a reverence for ‘70s psychedelic and punk, and myriad contemporary acts without ever feeling like a throwback, WIZARD RIFLE seeks to push the boundaries beyond reference points and obvious nods to rock idols. Still, they’ve commonly been likened to King Crimson, Lightning Bolt, High On Fire, Misfits, Karp, Melvins, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Sleep and so many others. In 2012 the band released their debut LP Speak Loud Say Nothing to critical adoration on Seventh Rule. Teaming up with Nanotear Booking, they honed their live sound on several US and Canadian tours, sharing the stage with the likes of Yob, Church Of Misery, Black Cobra, Arabrot, Rabbits and Witch Mountain. Last year, the band relocated from Portland to Los Angeles, and immediately started work on the delightfully riff-encased bruiser that is Here In The Deadlights.

Here In The Deadlights will be released on CD and limited red-inside-deep purple colored vinyl via Seventh Rule Recordings on October 28th, 2014. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

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ANAAL NATHRAKH: Revolver Magazine Streams Ferocious Desideratum Full-Length In Its Entirety

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Desideratum is the forthcoming new long player from UK extreme metal misfits, ANAAL NATHRAKH. Applauded for consistently manifesting, “their own special breed of terrifying, mixing up grindcore speediness with giant choruses and riffs that are the audible equivalent of total nuclear annihilation,” by Metal Injection, and crowned, “one of the most utterly fearsome and inventive outfits currently operating in the modern extreme metal scene,” and “aural devastators” by Decibel Magazine, Desideratum takes the definition of the word “extreme” to an entirely new realm of chaos.

In celebration of its official North American release, now less than one week away, today Revolver Magazine offers up a stream of Desideratum in its sinister entirety. Get devastated at THIS LOCATION.

ANAAL NATHRAKH — guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney alongside vocalist David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. — replicates the sounds of true evil. With both screaming banshee tirades and traditional vocals set against an dense wall of controlled chaos, what ANAAL NATHRAKH manifests is wholly petrifying yet inexplicably inviting. Hallmarked by crushing musical dexterity, ingenuity and breadth, married with mercurial, intensely misanthropic and sharp intelligence, ANAAL NATHRAKH’s sound is infused with a palpable sense of menace that is virtually unmatched in the metal world. Desideratum was produced by Kenney, with vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in Birmingham, and music tracked and mixed at The Black Flamingo in Orange County, California.

Desideratum is slated to detonate on October 28th, 2014 on Metal Blade Records. In the interim, visit metalblade.com/anaalathrakh where you’ll find a host of killer preorder packages.

“The snarling vocals of Dave Hunt are the focal point, with the war machine of unrelenting black metal/grind/pseudo-industrial blasts bringing up the rear. ANAAL NATHRAKH’s approach is no mercy ever, apparently.” – Noisey

ANAAL NATHRAKH are mesmerized by chaos, whether it be from incoherent screaming or programmed drums that blur into a mess of seismic beats. Even more intriguing are the melodic components thrown into the chaos, like the occasional soaring chorus line or striking guitar lead.” – About.com

“Desideratum is a statement of malicious intent, a call-to-arms to rally the masses and bring forth armageddon. ANAAL NATHRAKH continue their brand of grinding merriment, sanity be damned, and they are taking your sorry ass with them. Submit, and revel in the insanity yet again.” – AngryMetalGuy

“Whether you need feral blast beats and psychotic screaming or melodic riffs and epic clean choruses, you’ll find it here in Desideratum.” – Dead Rhetoric

Desideratum is ANAAL NATHRAKH once again throwing down the gauntlet against all the bands who would make a play at being pissed off. It is a calculated butchery of sound that still comes off as intensely raw, and people owe it to themselves to check it out — if only to make every band they considered ‘heavy’ before this seem like a bunch of sissies.” – NoCleanSinging



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EYEHATEGOD Announces Australian Tour Dates + Roadburn 2015 Appearances; Band To Level Housecore Horror Film Fest This Weekend Before Kicking Off Another US Takeover

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

New Orleans rulers of the riff, EYEHATEGOD, will return to Australia for a short but riotous run of live devastation next year. Slated to commence on January 29th, the band will take over Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Speakers will be blown; souls will be broken; lives will be changed forever. A few months later, EYEHATEGOD will pillage their way through Tilburg, The Netherlands for the 2015 edition of Roadburn where they’ll punish ears with two sets of gristly Southern, hardcore blues debauchery on April 9th and 10th.

EYEHATEGOD is currently en route to Austin, Texas readying to monopolize Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival this weekend. From there, the band will head west razing stages alongside Power Trip, Iron Reagan and Today Is The Day on select dates. See the updated itinerary below.

EYEHATEGOD:
10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo’s – Austin, TX
10/28/2014 Crazy Horse – Boise, ID
10/29/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
10/30/2014 Bosonova Theater – Portland, OR w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
10/31/2014 Star Lite Lounge – Sacramento, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/01/2014 Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/02/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/03/2014 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/04/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/05/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA w/ Power Trip, Iron Reagan
11/06/2014 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV w/ Today Is The Day
11/07/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA w/ Today Is The Day
11/08/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ w/ Today Is The Day
11/09/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Today Is The Day
11/11/2014 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO w/ Today Is The Day
11/12/2014 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
11/13.2014 House Of rock – EAU Claise, WI w/ Today Is The Day, Exhumed
11/14/2014 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH w/ Today Is The Day
11/15/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Today Is The Day
11/16/2014 Smith’s Downtown – Mishawaka, IN w/ Today Is The Day
11/17/2014 Burbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE w/ Today Is The Day
11/18/2014 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO w/ Today Is The Day
11/19/2014 North Door Main Stage – Austin, TX w/ Today Is The Day
11/20/2014 Double Wide – Dallas, TX w/ Today Is The Day
11/21/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX w/ Pig Destroyer, Today Is The Day
11/22/2014 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA w/ Pig Destroyer
1/29/2015  Rosemount Hotel – Perth, AU
1/30/2015 The Hi-Fi, – Melbourne, AU
1/31/2015 Manning Bar – Sydney, AU
2/01/2015 Crowbar – Brisbane, AU
4/09/2015 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL
4/10/2015 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL

Over two and a half decades, EYEHATEGOD have helped define the NOLA sound: down-tuned, blues-inflected guitars awash in furious distortion, underpinning the demonic screams of Mike IX Williams over a thundering rhythm section. Though it was a long time between riffs, EYEHATEGOD reemerged stronger and more determined than ever before with their chart-topping, self-titled studio offering and first full-length in nearly fifteen years. Released in May via Housecore, Eyehategod personifies desperation and addiction in the various backwaters of forgotten America, punctuated by the N’awlins sound of rebellion and pollution resulting in triumph over adversity. Eyehategod is an exclamation mark on an already storied career, a statement of rebirth, catharsis, self-preservation and a sign of things to come.

“…a stomping and venomous set of eleven tracks that reignite the band’s amazing propensity for down-trodden, electric blues.” – Noisey

“…their most entertaining release since 1996′s Dopesick…urgent and raw, as if the band hasn’t aged a day.” – Consequence Of Sound

“To say that this album is ‘a triumphant return,’ or ‘the album we’ve all been waiting for’ are elephantine understatements. This album holds its own against some of the best of their canon and that alone makes it one of the best metal albums you’ll hear this year.” – Metal Insider

“There are brilliant riffs, moments of barely contained aural violence and, most memorably of all, the ever-distinctive vocals of Mike IX Williams… a worthy addition to the band’s already impenetrable legacy.” — Stereoboard

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USNEA Releases Title Track From Random Cosmic Violence Through No Clean Singing; Album Out In November Via Relapse

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The impact of Random Cosmic Violence, the second album from Portland, Oregon’s USNEA, and first of the band’s releases for Relapse Records, will be felt worldwide in less than three weeks, and this week another precursory strike has been made, as No Clean Singing unveils the LP’s devastating title track.

Pulsating with tribal intensity, Random Cosmic Violence is one of those rare records which elevates itself above the boundaries that its genre typically self-imposes, its musicality and songcraft exhibited placing USNEA not just at the forefront of the American doom scene and extreme music realms as a whole. “The album as a whole is desolate and devastating, an avalanche of multi-ton boulders in slow motion, with riffs that carve deep canyons of despair in a blasted post-apocalyptic wasteland and percussion that’s so pulverizing and so well-produced that you feel like your head is right inside the bass drum,” No Clean Singing issues of Random Cosmic Violence as a whole in the massive review of the LP posted alongside the song premiere. It goes on to discuss the band as a whole, reporting, “And perhaps what really vaults the album high above the average, apart from USNEA’s knack for generating titanic power and morbid, minor-key melodies, is the band’s skill in creating dynamic changes and salting this heartless sonic landscape with ingenious touches, which come like breaths of air in an atmosphere that’s being rapidly sucked into space, or poisoned with the smoke of burning tires in an urban dead zone.”

Get the entire, grim forecast No Clean Singing has issued with “Random Cosmic Violence” now at THIS LOCATION.

Also pay heed to the track “Healing Through Death” via Relapse HERE.

Through their ruthlessly overwhelming style of black/occult metal-influenced funeral doom, USNEA has created a classic of the new millennium with Random Cosmic Violence. Recorded and mixed by Jared “Fester” See at Haywire Studios (Stoneburner, Rabbits, Drunk Dad) who supplies additional guitars to the title track, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Yob, High On Fire, Integrity), the artwork and design was handled by Justin Cory and Orion Landau. Relapse will release the album on CD, digital download and both colored/limited and standard black 2xLP in Germany/Benelux/Finland on November 7th  and in North America and the rest of the world November 10th; preorders for the physical versions are posted HERE and the digital HERE.

On the day of their new album’s North American release, USNEA will perform in their hometown at the official record release show for labelmates and allies in Atriarch, with additional live and tour actions to be announced in the near future as Random Cosmic Violence sees release.

USNEA Live:
11/10/2014 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Atriarch, Muscle and Marrow

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ARTILLERY To Kick Off North American Thrash Invasion Tour

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Denmark thrash metal veterans, ARTILLERY, will kick off their first ever North American tour tomorrow, October 23rd. Joined by Onslaught and Striker, the trek will commence at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York and weave its way through thirty cities before coming to a close at The Whisky in Hollywood, California on November 26th.
Guitarist Michael Stützer comments: “One of ARTILLERY’s biggest goals way back since the early demo days in 1982 has been to tour USA/Canada. After a few shows in the USA, playing at Maryland Deathfest, Barge To Hell and Saint Vitus in New York we are finally doing our first full North American tour! We can’t wait to play songs from our new album Legions together with old classic songs like ‘Terror Squad’ and ‘Khomaniac!’ Join The Legions!”

ARTILLERY
North American Thrash Invasion w/ Onslaught, Striker
10/23/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
10/24/2014 Middle East Club – Cambridge, MA
10/25/2014 The Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ
10/26/2014 The Wreck Room – Peterborough, NH
10/28/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
10/29/2014 The Headquarters – Indianapolis, IN
10/30/2014 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
10/31/2014 The Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH
11/01/2014 The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
11/02/2014 Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ
11/03/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA
11/04/2014 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
11/05/2014 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
11/06/2014 La Salle Multi – Quebec City, QC
11/07/2014 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
11/08/2014 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
11/09/2014 Le Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
11/11/2014 Mansion – Kingston, ON
11/12/2014 The Token – Lounge Detroit, MI
11/13/2014 The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
11/15/2014 Zoo Caberet – Winnipeg, MB
11/16/2014 Palomino’s – Calgary, AB
11/17/2014 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
11/18/2014 Red Room – Vancouver, BC
11/19/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/20/2014 The Hop – Spokane, WA
11/21/2014 The V-Lounge – Victoria, BC
11/22/2014 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
11/23/2014 The DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/24/2014 Orange County Music Hall – Anaheim, CA
11/25/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
11/26/2014 The Whiskey Theater – Hollywood, CA

ARTILLERY is one of Europe’s earliest and most important exponents of thrash metal, and the band’s contribution to the bourgeoning genre is difficult to ignore. The Danish quartet successfully managed to fuse an abrasive brutality with technicality and strong melodies, with the noteworthy guitar leads of the Stützer-brothers serving as highlights. Listen to music and watch videos from “Legions” now at metalblade.com/artillery.

ARTILLERY formed in the Copenhagen suburb of Taastrup, Denmark in 1982 by Michael and Morten Stützer. Since then the band has gone through numerous lineup shifts and gave released six studio offerings. The first period of ARTILLERY’s existence gave the world the three classic albums – Fear Of Tomorrow, Terror Squad and By Inheritance — featuring some of the finest moments of thrash metal Europe has ever put out.

ARTILLERY are doing what they were surely born to do, namely hurling impressively intricate, ridiculously tight thrash anthems from every direction, they are still unstoppable.” — Terrorizer Magazine

“…one of the best thrash metal albums this year…” — Iron Fist Magazine

“The songwriting talent on display is formidable, and all the instruments turn potentially routine passages into extra appendages that work always in the band’s favor.” — MetalSucks.net

“…this new album proves that they’re still fighting on, with no end to the war for thrash metal in sight.” –NewNoiseMagazine.com

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ENCOFFINATION: III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) Out Now On Selfmadegod Records

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

One of the year’s most petrifying, slow-motion musical excursions is now available worldwide via Selfmadegod, as III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs), from US death/doom duo, ENCOFFINATION, is now available from the label worldwide.

Now three albums in, III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) sees one of America’s top dread-inducing metal exports building on even more blackened occult passages, incorporating choral elements and organs to their already elementally disturbing hymns. The album was constructed over a full year in various sessions throughout 2013 — the drums recorded at Universal Sound in San Diego, California, and the rest at Graf Yairden in Atlanta — the final output reeking with suffocating riffs and tones called, “slow, grinding, hazed with distortion, with a thick miasma of dread oozing from every pore” by No Clean Singing, and a tremendously deliberate momentum which had About.com’s Heavy Metal sector writing, “Diving into the endless suffering that the abyss can offer, the hour-long journey is fraught with sonic peril and a deathly pace. These are some of the slowest songs the band has written since their inception…” Meat Mead Metal issued a punishingly satisfied report of the album, issuing that ENCOFFINATION is, “a group that sounds like it is the musical embodiment of death, the cessation of life. Their music is slow, drubbing, torturous, and sounds like it is one step away from shutting its eyes artistically for the final time. Nothing about it feels good or will get you jumping up and down like an idiot at a live show. You should be depressed, have darkened feelings that cannot be saved, and see only the worst in the music you are hearing. That’s exactly what you get…”

Stream ENCOFFINATION’s latest grisly works via Selfmadegod Records’ Bandcamp right HERE.

III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) is out now worldwide on CD and via digital delivery. Orders for the CD is available stateside via Earsplit Distro HERE, and the deluxe CD housed in a screen-printed O-card limited to 200 copies is available exclusively via Selfmadegod’s webstore HERE.

Additionally a 2xLP version of III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) is nearing release before the end of the year. Stand by for exact details on the massive vinyl endeavor including a release date, pressing info and preorder links to be available in the coming days.

Having only played three shows in their inception nearly seven years ago, ENCOFFINATION is devising a brief tour run in 2015, although any sort of specifics have yet to be finalized. Stand by for further missives as the bereavement in the wake of III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) continues.

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FUZZ EVIL & CHIEFS: The Obelisk Streaming Split 7-Inch Out Today On Battleground Records

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The split 7” EP from Sierra Vista, Arizona-based FUZZ EVIL and Southern California’s CHIEFS is out today via Battleground Records, and in turn, trusted underground rock go-to joint, The Obelisk, is streaming the entire short but intoxicating platter right now.

Comprised of Wayne and Joey Rudell of Powered Wig Machine on vocals/guitar and vocals/bass, respectively, and drummer Marlin Tuttle, the A-Side’s FUZZ EVIL delivers a nearly five-and-a-half minute, solid, groove-laden, heavy psych rock track, “Glitterbones,” The Obelisk partially offering that the track delivers, “a swagger and hook reminiscent of early Queens of the Stone Age, played up with some falsetto vocals, and true to their name, some vicious fuzz.” On the B-Side, the five-and-a-half minute jam of CHIEFS’ fiery “Stone Bull” lets loose. With this recording created by Paul Valle on vocals/guitar and Stephen Varns on drums, the band delivers prime, hard-hitting desert rock, The Obelisk Taskmaster noting that the band begins the track, “with slower riffery but open up to a chugging verse and well-placed clean vocals buried Goatsnake-style under the mountainous tone…”

Jack-in and blaze a few minutes of prime riffology with the FUZZ EVIL / CHIEFS 7” RIGHT HERE.

Limited to three hundred copies, the heavy, white-splattered grey vinyl is cut at 45 RPM for devastating delivery, with the FUZZ EVIL side featuring artwork by the band’s Joey Rudell, and the art for CHIEFS handled by David Paul Seymour. Place orders HERE.

FUZZ EVIL has already confirmed several new Fall gigs including release shows for the 7” in both their hometown of Sierra Vista as well as Tucson, the former taking place tonight, October 21st.

FUZZ EVIL shows:
10/21/2014 JR’s – Sierra Vista, AZ – 7″ release show
11/07/2014 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ – 7″ release show
11/08/2014 Superbrawler – Benson, AZ

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