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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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PRIMORDIAL: Dublin Metal Troupe Unveils New Tune At Stereogum; Where Greater Men Have Fallen To See Release Next Month

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Today Stereogum hosts the official unveiling of “Come The Flood,” the new hymn from Dublin metal troupe, PRIMORDIAL. The stirring tune appears as the third track on the band’s long-anticipated Where Greater Men Have Fallen full-length, set for release via Metal Blade Records this November.

Praised by Pitchfork for their fastidiously composed “folk and black metal-inflected classic metal that spirals and extends and, somehow, keeps getting bigger,“ Where Greater Men Have Fallen serves as the follow-up to PRIMORDIAL’s globally adored, 2011-released Redemption At The Puritan’s Hand long player and their eighth studio offering overall. An eight track, fifty-eight minute magnum opus, Where Greater Men Have Fallen was recorded at Grouse Lodge in Dublin with Jaime Gomez (Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) and delivers some of the band’s deepest, most methodically arranged, thematically profound and plainly gripping compositions of their winding catalog of sonic enormity.

Gushes Stereogum of “Come The Flood,” “Frontman Alan Averill (aka A.A. Nemtheanga) is a firebrand, channeling a mythic vision of humanity’s pain through a personal lens of frustration, resulting in a swaggering, staggering bellow that would sound absurd out of context, but instead comes off absurdly powerful. It’s pure theater, but closer to Macbeth than anything else. ‘Come The Flood’ is the second single off Where Greater Men Have Fallen, following the crushing title track, which came out a couple weeks back. “Come The Flood” takes a different tack, lacing jangling minor-key guitars and spoken word throughout its 7-minute runtime before exploding in the second half, embodying the biblical fire and cathartic rain it describes with sonic force. Like the first single, the results are beyond what we’ve come to expect from … anything, really.”

Experience the near-eight-minute epic “Come The Flood” HERE.

Where Greater Men Have Fallen will be released on November 25th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Visit http://www.metalblade.com/primordial where you’ll find a lyric video for the title track as well as a gaggle of preorder options. The record will come available on CD and on vinyl in various color variants.

Additionally, Where Greater Men Have Fallen will be released in a limited European deluxe edition wood boxset which includes a CD+DVD digibook, an exclusive 7”, a leather wristband, a poster and a certificate of authenticity.

PRIMORDIAL Live:
11/28/2014 The Academy – Dublin, IE @ Redemption Festival w/ Necros Christos, Dead Congregation, Malthusian
12/12/2014 Metal Meeting – Eindhoven, NL
1/24/2015 Magazin4 – Brussels, BE
2/19/2015 Blastfest 2015 – Bergen, NO
2/21/2015 Volta Club – Moscow, RU
4/05/2015 Dark Easter Metal Meeting – München, DE
6/13-14/2015 Metalhead Meeting 2015 – Bucharest, RO
7/17/2015 Bang Your Head – Balingen, DE

“No band in metal sounds anywhere like PRIMORDIAL does…” – Pop Matters

“…the most vital heavy metal band on the planet…“ – Last Rites

“…brutally heavy, yet dramatic and sophisticated – the album of the year!” – Deaf Forever

“…an album hard to beat in authenticity, emotionality, in heaviness and atmosphere!” – Legacy


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LAE: American Aftermath Posts Single From Debut LP By Montreal-Based Post-Rock Outfit; CD Preorders Available

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

As Montreal-based post-rock quintet, LAE — featuring in its ranks Steve Austin of Today Is The Day — prepares to release its Break The Clasp debut this Autumn, the first single from the LP has been made available to the public through an exclusive premiere at American Aftermath.

The diverse track, “Sister,” shows both the beautiful, peaceful delivery and accessible elements this crew of fantastic songwriters display through the entire album. It also reveals the polar opposite second personality of LAE, as the clean guitars, organs and vocals give way to wounding, caustic vocals and massive-sounding electric guitar riffs thundering through the mix. “Sister” has been posted at American Aftermath, who extensively interrogates LAE’s founding songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Marc Lucas Ablasou, on the band’s storied history and why Break The Clasp was over two decades in the making, as well as quotes from Austin, who not only serves as the lead vocalist on the entire album, also fully recorded and produced Break The Clasp. The write-up issues of the track, “The song echoes psychedelic progressive rock and post-rock but the overall picture is far more expansive. The song, as well as the album in general, is wholly unique and escapes categorization.”

Take the ride and delve into the world of LAE with “Sister” and more RIGHT HERE.

A trailer for Break The Clasp with clips from several of the album’s thirteen tracks is also playing HERE.

Break The Clasp will see release through The Compound and Battleground Records via digital download and 6-panel digipak November 25th, and a deluxe 180-gram double LP in February 2015 as the band begins touring throughout North America. CD preorders are now available via Earsplit Distro HERE, and digital preorders via BandCamp will be made available on Halloween.

Performing under their original moniker, LAE-TSEU, the outfit now known as LAE impacted the Quebec art and post-hardcore/emo/indie circuits in the apocalypse-ready Y2K era of the mid 1990s. In mid-2013, the band went through an incredible rebirth, completely re-envisioning their original songs with new life knowledge and a ravenous hunger to make them better than ever. To capture this soundtrack, the band contracted Steve Austin (Today Is The Day), flying him and an arsenal of gear from his Austin Enterprises from Maine to record in Ablasou’s wood shop, utilizing acoustic and electric guitars, trumpet, saws, multiple electric organs and pianos and more to capture their long-awaited full-length, fully recorded on an arsenal of vintage analog equipment. However, during the recording process, Austin ended up performing lead vocals to the entire album in addition to other musical contributions. Mastered at Austin Enterprises and enshrouded with artwork by Sonny Kay (The VSS, Angel Hair, Gold Standard Laboratories label), LAE’s Break The Clasp will finally see release. Encompassing nearly fifty-three minutes of unearthly, heartbreaking, psychedelic audio artistry, while fans of Three Mile Pilot, Swans, Sonic Youth, Unwound, Slint, Shellac and more will be instantly hooked by these tales of love, devotion and loss, Break The Clasp is an incredible experience, the record unfathomably original and unlike anything you’ll experience this year.

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ATRIARCH: Pitchfork Streams New LP From Death/Doom Alchemists In Its Entirety

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

With the release of An Unending Pathway, the haunting new long player from Pacific Northwest atmospheric death/doom alchemists, ATRIARCH, now less than a week away, today Pitchfork is streaming the record in its entirety.

Tracked at Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon, produced by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Melvins et al) and the band, engineered and mixed by Anderson at Everything Hz, also in Portland, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege, An Unending Pathway boasts seven cataclysmic soundscapes made of  cryptic atmospheres and droning floods of ritualistic sludge. Offering true purification through sonic ritual, ATRIARCH’s third full-length fuses all the prime tenets of death rock, doom, black metal, post punk and psychedelic drone/noise, into something that is at once tempting and petrifying.

Cvlt Nation applauds the outfit’s, “arresting and welcome combination of doom metal, death rock, black metal, and Mid Eastern-influenced darkwave sound,” Noisey notes, “There’s a lurching, ritualistic feel to the proceedings, and a dire hopelessness in the vocals that doesn’t let up for a moment. It’s death rock that ODs on death… The end result is as dark and eerily atmospheric as an abandoned graveyard at midnight,” while Sea Of Tranquility commends, “An Unending Pathway is so out there at times that it’s almost puzzling. For some, this melting pot of sounds, mixed with the frightening tone of much of the album, is going to be very unsettling….” Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. In a 4/5 rating, Metal Riot elaborates, “‘Collapse’ breathes with terrific shifting drums Moonspell or The Cult fans could appreciate equally. There is a deranged charm to the vocal and unity in this song that owns the feeling coveted. Marching drums ring in ‘Revenant,’ a more interesting song that bridges military black metal and noise rock influences with some tortured screams before drooping into a death shuffle. The patience of the slow bass line and sustained notes paired with sudden bursts of black metal drumming is worth the whole record alone.” Adds Metal Storm in an 8.5/10 score, “If the third album of a band’s discography is typically held as the ‘make it or break it.’ point, these guys not only break through the wall, they pummel it into dust.”

Experience An Unending Pathway in full courtesy of Pitchfork at THIS LOCATION.

ATRIARCH will bring their audio extractions to the stage this November on a West Coast run of live rituals. Scheduled to commence November 7th in Seattle, the band will traumatize thirteen cities through November 21st with an included record release show with labelmates Usnea. See confirmed shows below.

ATRIARCH West Coast Tour 2014:
11/07/2014 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
11/08/2014 Obsidian – Olympia, WA
11/10/2014 Slabtown Records – Portland, OR Release Show w/ Usnea, Muscle, Marrow
11/12/2014 Wandering Goat– Eugene, OR
11/13/2014 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA
11/14/2014 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA w/ Dispirit
11/15/2014 Black Castle – Los Angeles, CA w/ Cough, Invdrs, Sorxe
11/16/2014 Tower – San Diego, CA w/ Crowhurst
11/17/2014 Sweet Springs – Santa Barbara, CA w/ Crowhurst
11/18/2014 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA
11/19/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Plague Widow
11/20/2014 Club 66 – Ashland, OR
11/21/2014 Wisp House – Salem, OR

ATRIARCH’s An Unending Pathway will be released via Relapse Records on October 27th, 2014. Preorder the record on CD HERE, via iTunes (which includes an instant download of “Collapse”) HERE or via BandCamp HERE.


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EMIT: Obscure UK Ambient/Black Metal Entity Releases Track Through Ghost Cult Magazine

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

In one week, extreme underworld noise specialist outfit, Crucial Blast, will unveil the worldwide edition of the out-of-print Spectre Music Of An Antiquary, by UK black/ambient outfit, EMIT, and through the help of Ghost Cult Magazine, another sordid tale from the album has been posted as evidence of the album’s utter creepiness.

As with EMIT’s previous output, the ten movements on Spectre Music Of An Antiquary are lyrically more focused on the occult lore and hidden history of the British isles rather than simply uttering Satanic shock value clichés, an element which heightens the curiosity level of unsuspecting listeners and adds a completely innate, sinister vibe to the entire set of tales. Alongside its eight chapter, “Earthwork Misthill,”

Ghost Cult reports of its research on the record, “This album is essential for those who delve into the bleak, ambient past of black metal, thick with atmospherics. This release was so limited and rare in its initial pressing that this re-issue will see the music seep into the psyche of fervent fans for the first time ever, in many cases. ‘Earthwork Misthill’ is creepy as hell, but like all of EMIT’s output, never feels contrived.”

As your shovel strikes bone, let the ambient wrath of “Earthwork Misthill” be the soundtrack for your nocturnal occultation; LISTEN HERE.

Following several years of unavailability, Crucial Blast will reissue Spectre Music Of An Antiquary next Tuesday, October 28th, the six-panel digipak featuring evocative, all-new artwork. Preorders for the disc and digital versions are posted HERE.

The latest album of murky graveyard ambiance, deranged synth, phantasmic dread and ritualistic black drift from this cult UK outfit, their first in nearly ten years is surrealistic, spectral music and nocturnal delirium transmitted from beyond the veil and steeped in the mysteries of old Britain, like some twisted, eldritch fusion of Fabio Frizzi, In Umbra Malitiae Ambulabo-era Abruptum, and 80’s darkwave. Initially released as an extremely limited cassette on Glorious North, Spectre Music Of An Antiquary presents the first new material from EMIT in over five years, a full-length collection of murky ambiance, deranged ‘80s style synth, ritualistic black drift, and stranger sounds forays into black noise. This British outfit has been creating their unique brand of experimental blackened delirium since the late ‘90s, branching out of a low-fi UK black metal band called Ante Cryst, yet with EMIT, the members began to explore a creepy, synth-heavy sound that was unmistakably descended from black metal but supremely more deformed, combining harsh electronic noise, horror-movie soundtrack atmospherics, droning keyboards, wrecked and fractured black metal guitars, and bizarre vocals that would often push their music into a strange realm of hallucinatory, ghastly psychedelia. On Spectre, though, EMIT’s sound has morphed into something that more resembles some mutated, primitive ‘80s darkwave being completely taken over by malevolent spirits, with eerie electronic drones and distant moaning vocals often taking over.

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THE CUTTHROATS 9: Western US November Tour With ÆGES Confirmed

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

San Francisco noise rock trio, THE CUTTHROATS 9, has confirmed the next phase of touring in support of their newly-released Dissent LP. Following a West Coast run with Black Cobra and Wizard Rifle in May, the outfit will now head further east on the new tour, as they infiltrate the western half of the United States through the first two weeks of November. The tour will hit the Southwest, Gulf Coast and up through the Midwest and then return to several main cities on the West Coast once again. Direct support for THE CUTTHROATS 9 on the entire trek will come from ÆGES.

THE CUTTHROATS 9 w/ ÆGES:
11/01/2014 Tempe Tavern – Tempe, AZ
11/02/2014 Moonlight – Albuquerque, NM
11/03/20014 Three Links – Dallas, TX
11/05/2014 Super Happy Funland – Houston, TX
11/06/2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
11/08/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/10/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
11/11/2014 Shredder – Boise, ID
11/12/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
11/13/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR
11/14/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
11/15/2014 Winters Tavern – Pacifica, CA
11/16/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA

Following almost a decade of silence since their initial reign, this past June THE CUTTHROATS 9 released their highly-anticipated second album, Dissent. The album was released on CD via Reptilian Records, and on LP and digital release via Lamb Unlimited, the new label spawned by Alan Schneider of No More Records and the band’s own guitarist/vocalist, Chris Spencer, also of infamous noise metal outfit, Unsane, Celan and others. Dissent was recorded and mixed at Louder Studios with producer Tim Green (Melvins, Bikini Kill, Dystopia, The Fucking Champs, Wolves In The Throne Room) where the band recorded their 2000-released self-titled debut LP, bringing everything full-circle fifteen years later. With seven brand new tracks, Spencer’s signature vocals and riffage are here backed by low end from bassist Tony Baumeister (-16-, Aeges) and the percussion of returning drummer Will Carroll (Old Granddad, Death Angel).

Stream all of Dissent via Lamb Unlimited where you can order the LP, HERE, and place CD orders via Reptilian HERE.

“…the trio has returned with a compelling new slab of swaggering low-end abuse and tactical distortion… a bassy, bluesy, almost plaintive slice of audible paranoia.” – Noisey

“…Dissent, takes the dissonant, minor-key approach to slide guitar and harmonica and incorporates it into a sound that’s absolutely punishing.” – East Bay Express

“…this is the best CT9 record… There is a looseness here that doesn’t really shine through on the Unsane records, and the slide guitar sounds more like a slide through gravel. 8/10″ – Decibel

“While Unsane is focused on blood and gore, The Cutthroats 9 are focused on ugliness. The Western-inspired slide guitars and blues vibe, combined with the noisy bass lines and vile guitars, creates a dirty atmosphere that would be sinister if it weren’t so catchy. 8/10″ – American Aftermath

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – October 20, 2014

Monday, October 20th, 2014

AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Seventh Rule Releases Seminal Drone Machines Full-Length On Limited Edition Double LP – Seventh Rule Recordings is very pleased to issue AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s Drone Machines as a double LP. [More…]

DISCORD: New Jersey Death Trio Unleashes Debut EP Via Bandcamp – New Jersey-based modern death metal trio, DISCORD, has just self-released their debut recordings in the form of their Pale Death EP, which is available now via Bandcamp. [More…]

Metal Grasshopper: Weekly Series Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo And Comedian Dave Hill Premieres TODAY At Metal Injection – Beginning today and basically threatening to melt your goddamn computer every Tuesday through November 11th comes Metal Grasshopper, a new web series in which comedian Dave Hill travels to the wilds of Louisiana to get schooled in the ways of heavy metal by legendary frontman Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, et al). [More…]

Noisey Presents NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou Episode 6 – In the sixth episode of the NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou documentary, Noisey joins Down guitarist Pepper Keenan. [More…]

CHILD BITE: Detroit Punk/Metal Misfits To Unleash Strange Waste EP Via Housecore This November; Live Takeover To Commence This Week – Michigan punk/metal misfits, CHILD BITE, are pleased to unleash the noxious fruits of their Strange Waste EP later this Fall via Housecore Records. [More…]

WORMWOOD: Self-Titled LP Now Playing At Noisey/Vice Magazine – Vice Magazine’s prevailing music channel, Noisey, has today unleashed one of the year’s most extreme doom/sludge albums, by streaming the entire self-titled debut LP from WORMWOOD. [More…]

DIE CHOKING: Tour With Fantasy Panther Begins With II Record Release Show This Friday – This week, DIE CHOKING embarks on their headlining ten-city tour, beginning with their hometown record release show this week. [More…]

UFOMAMMUT: XV Fifteen-Year Anniversary DVD Out Now; Video For “Zerosette” Released – XV The DVD documenting the fifteen years of UFOMAMMUT’s intense lifespan to date, is out now on the band’s own Supernatural Cat Records, and in celebration, the band has posted a special video which was created for the track “Zerosette,” hailing from their 2000-released debut LP, Godlike Snake. [More…]

XIBALBA Completes Third LP For Early 2015 Release Through Southern Lord – Pomona, California’s unstoppable XIBALBA has completed tracking their third LP, and are wrapping up the final elements in order to unleash their most monstrous recordings yet in early 2015, once again through Southern Lord Recordings. [More…]

ANAAL NATHRAKH Drops New Ode Of Acrimony At Noisey; Desideratum Release Day Looms – Noisey spews forth a new ode of acrimony from the UK’s favorite extreme metal miscreants, ANAAL NATHRAKH. [More…]

OBLITERATIONS: Poison Everything Out Now; West Coast North American Tour With Baptists & Torch Runner Begins TonightPoison Everything, the debut full-length from destructive Southern California hardcore punks, OBLITERATIONS, is out now on Southern Lord, and in celebration of its release, the band will take to the streets on a massive tour run through the rest of the year, beginning with their West Coast North American tour, tonight. [More…]

MAMMOTH GRINDER Confirms US Tour With Cannabis Corpse & Inanimate Existence; 20 Buck Spin To Repress Underworlds & Extinction Of Humanity LPs – Austin-based hardcore/death crossover outfit, MAMMOTH GRINDER, has confirmed a three-week tour late this fall, joining Santa Cruz progressive death metal outfit, Inanimate Existence as support for Richmond’s bongblasters, Cannabis Corpse. [More…]

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver Doom Bringers To Release New EP This December; Live Rituals Announced – Denver doom bringers, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, will unleash a brand new slab of slow-roasted audio disease this Winter titled Merging In Light. [More…]

MY BROTHER THE WIND: Third Album From Swedish Cosmic Instrumental Act Now Playing At The Sleeping ShamanOnce There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One, the expansive, fully-analog, third full-length opus from Swedish instrumental act, MY BROTHER THE WIND, is now playing at The Sleeping Shaman in celebration of its official release this week. [More…]

GOATWHORE Releases “Nocturnal Conjuration Of The Accursed” Video – Louisiana’s favorite blackened thrash goliaths, GOATWHORE, have launched a brand new music video for the track “Nocturnal Conjuration Of The Accursed.” [More…]

COWARDS Tracking Sophomore LP; Album To See Release In January – Paris’s most wretched sludge metal heathens, COWARDS — uniting current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman’s Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli, Hellbats and more —  have been locked into the studio over recent weeks, the band completely immersed in the process of creating their second full-length release. [More…]

NERVECELL: Dubai-Based Death/Thrash Unit To Reissue Psychogenocide Full-Length Via Unique Leader Records In January; Studio Clips + Live Footage Posted – Dubai-Based death/thrash assault, and recent Unique Leader signees, NERVECELL, will reissue their critically-lauded Psychogenocide full-length next year. [More…]

ATRIARCH: Atmospheric Death/Doom Conjurers Unleash New Psalm Of Sickness At Noisey; An Unending Pathway Release Day LoomsAn Unending Pathway is the forthcoming new full-length from Pacific Northwest death/doom conjurors, ATRIARCH. [More…]

RINGS OF SATURN Lugal Ki En Out Now Via Unique Leader Records; Tour With As Blood Runs Black Begins Next WeekRINGS OF SATURN’s remorseless, boundary-destroying third full-length, Lugal Ki En, has officially infiltrated the population and is now available worldwide through Unique Leader Records. [More…]

ANATOMY OF HABIT: Post-Metal/Noise Rock Collective Unveils “Radiate And Recede” Via Heathen HarvestCiphers + Axioms is the forthcoming full-length from Chicago post-metal/noise rock collective, ANATOMY OF HABIT. [More…]

FORESEEN HKI Deploys “Market Target” Via Noisey; Volatile Debut Album Drives Label To Advance North American Street Date; European Savagery 2014 Underway – Following initial reports of when 20 Buck Spin will be releasing FORESEEN HKI’s Helsinki Savagery in late in November, the album was just too unstable and uncontainable to keep under wraps that long, forcing the label to push the street date forward two weeks. [More…]

HIDEOUS DIVINITY: Italian Death Metal Goliaths Stream Cobra Verde Title Track Via GunShyAssassin – Italian death metal juggernauts, HIDEOUS DIVINITY, are pleased to unveil the title track of their forthcoming crushing new full-length, Cobre Verde. [More…]

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