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ANCIENT VVISDOM: Occult Death Rock Conjurors Unveil In-Depth Track-By-Track Investigation Of New Full-Length At Revolver Magazine

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Sacrificial is the latest full-length from occult death rock conjurors, ANCIENT VVISDOM. Released last week via the Magic Bullet Records compound, Sacrificial was produced by founding vocalist Nathan 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 audio output.

In a near perfect 4.5/5 review Metal Underground calls Sacrificial, “A fantastic effort that perfectly straddles the line between melody and heaviness,” Hellride Music agrees dubbing the offering, “a vital, unflinching work reflective of their passions and beliefs,” while Ghost Cult surmises, “Both enticing and enchanting Sacrificial captures the listener with its satisfying mixture of heaviness and melody. While the sound has certainly taken a stronger step towards the most traditional occult metal style, this record has proved it is certainly not a bad move from the band. With strong riffs, a great mix and catchy vocal melodies, Sacrificial would have the Devil himself tapping away to the odd track.” Adds Metal Reviews, “This is a revolutionary step for ANCIENT VVISDOM, and a welcome one for their metal-loving listeners. 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.”

In celebration of its release, Revolver is currently hosting an in-depth track-by-track breakdown of the record as told by Opposition. In speaking of “Sacrifice, Opposition elaborates, “Smooth soothing bass and drums lead the way with a Danzig-like intensity. The guitars drop in with vocals and the ceremony has begun. I call upon the bearer of light to come forth from the abyss and the power of the left hand path. There, in the mind of every human being, is the enlightening of all the ages, the ultimate sacrifice.”

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You can also sample “City Of Stone” currently streaming at Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION as well as “Chaos Will Reign,” still playing at Burning Ambulance at THIS LOCATION.

ANCIENT VVISDOM’s Sacrificial is out now on Magic Bullet Records. Order yours today at THIS LOCATION.


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EMIT: Spectre Music Of An Antiquary Out Now Worldwide On Crucial Blast; Album Streaming

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Following several years of unavailability, this week Crucial Blast has officially re-released Spectre Music Of An Antiquary, by uniquely and incredibly bizarre UK-based ambient/black/noise/soundscape entity, EMIT.

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. Initially released in a supremely underground limited cassette run on Glorious North in 2012, Spectre Music Of An Antiquary now sees official distribution in a revamped digipak and digital delivery, bringing the bizarre and incredibly intriguing disharmony of EMIT to more listeners than ever before. Combining harsh electronics, droning keyboards, wrecked and fractured black metal guitars, and bizarre vocals that push music into a strange realm of hallucinatory, ghastly psychedelia, these surrealistic, murky hymns of nocturnal delirium are transmitted from beyond the veil and steeped in the mysteries of old Britain through drifting blacknoise darkwave with ritualistic effects and soundtrack qualities.

Spectre Music Of An Antiquary’s creepy, synth-heavy, deformed, post-black metal madness is now permeating reality, the collection now available for public intoxication, streaming in full and available for physical and digital containment at THIS LOCATION.

“…often as sublimely beguiling as it is ominous and perpetually unearthly. There is often a sense of being transported back in time through the mists to a mythical Albion — just as there is a sense in other parts of the album that some of your spirit companions have an insatiable hunger, maybe for you.” – No Clean Singing

“This album is essential for those who delve into the bleak, ambient past of black metal, thick with atmospherics.” – Ghost Cult Magazine

“EMIT is very unsettling to say the least. It has though distant grim black haunting vocals and odd key and strange toned guitar riffs. It’s almost some like a mix of Vond, D.H.G and Lustre with 90s underground drift and electronic movements… Is there a style such as Black Industrial Drift??? If not EMIT have been crowned.” – Absolute Zero Media


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DIMESLAND: Oakland-Based Abstract Metal Quartet Completes Construction Of Debut LP

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Oakland, California-based DIMESLAND has recently completed construction of their first full-length, and, will sear the name Psychogenic Atrophy into the consciousness of thrill-seeking music fans abroad.

With members’ musical past and contemporary placement in a divergent array of bands including The Residents, Wild Hunt and more, abstract metal quartet, DIMESLAND produces a sound that is the result of a blend of controlled chaos and musical mutation, heavy tension and dark psychedelia. As DIMESLAND, guitarists Nolan Cook and Drew Cook, drummer/vocalist Harland Burkhart and bassist/vocalist Greg Brace create a place where aggression and imagination merge harmonically, rhythmically and lyrically to explore the terrain of psychological havoc and mental fracture. The band’s live performances are frantic and dense and feature songs woven together with shorter pieces and textures for an almost nonstop presentation of sound.

DIMESLAND’s debut LP, Psychogenic Atrophy deploys an incredible barrage of spastic and snarling but dexterous and deliberate experimental metal precision through a crushing analog recording recorded by Justin Weis at Trakworx in South San Francisco (Ludicra, Cormorant, Slough Feg). Staggered through a multifaceted media bombardment over the coming months, the band will independently release their latest work in several formats, beginning with digital delivery in late Autumn, a CD version to follow thereafter, and ultimately a deluxe vinyl release by mid-2015.

Forward thinking explorers of the more daring, progressing end of extreme metal citing the likes of Voivod, Gorguts, Loincloth, Deathspell Omega and Portal should keep DIMESLAND on the center of their radar as the band deploys further information and audio from Psychogenic Atrophy in the coming weeks. Tour actions regionally and abroad are also imminent.

DIMESLAND’s debut recordings came to light as an EP entitled Creepmoon, released on Vendlus Records in 2012, the unique brutality of the songs drawing critical praise immediately. “DIMESLAND make their very own brand of jarring racket. The contrast between barbed riffs and melancholy sound manipulation plays beautifully,” issued purveying metal webzine, Chronicles of Chaos, while Music Emissions published, “Creepmoon displays an easy but nasty mastery of the metal and hard rock riff, as well as a trust in their chops to stray beyond those limitations, sometimes way beyond.”  Absolute Zero Media called their output, “Sci-fi thrashing avant metal that will get your blood racing with the very creative way the noise and blur of sounds and layers are presented. I hope to hear more from this band soon,” and Metal Review came in strong stating, “their sound incorporates elements of thrash, progressive, sludge, and ambient while refusing to stay within the boundaries of any of them… their approach is a collective that’s as neurotic as it is psychotic, and that’s something many of us in the metal world are encouraged by.

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SAHHR: New Track Of Torment From Blackened Death Miscreants Now Playing At Cvlt Nation

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

With the official unveiling of their debut, self-titled three-track EP looming, Cvlt Nation offers up a taste of “Altar Of Maggots” from Los Angeles blackened death miscreants, SAHHR, for mass consumption.

Written by vocalist Ryllyeh and guitarist Aarsoth and recorded at Lot 54 Studio in Huntington Beach, California by Dylan-James Ehren Brock (Ghost Of Abel, Skull And Bullets, Dowager, Intestinal Buffet), SAHHR combines all the primary rudiments of black metal, death metal and metalcore into an infernal mix of unrepentant audio plague fit for fervent devotees of Watain, 1349, Goatwhore and Lamb Of God.

Relays Ryllyeh of the heinous hymn on deck, “‘Altar Of Maggots’ is a diabolical epic of anger, delivered in a concise, blackened package. An anti-theological anthem shouted to the war gods of old.”

Adds Cvlt Nation, “This song delivers a vastness of filth surround by melodic ghosts head banging to the pound of their grim drums!”

Worship at the “Altar Of Maggots,” courtesy of Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION.

And don’t forget to impale your ears with “Miscreant,” still streaming at Metal Insider at THIS LOCATION.

Featuring past and current members of Skull And Bullets, Dowager, Scarecrow and Unwritten Law, SAHHR formed earlier this year by singer/songwriter Ryllyeh. A veteran of the New York City punk and metal scenes since the early 1980s, Ryllyeh’s (AKA-Joe Truck, also a world renowned tattoo artist) past musical endeavors include time spent in ‘80s deathrock bands Scarecrow and Braineaters, the latter of which included ex-Samhain guitarist, Damien. He also plays bass and screams in doom heavyweights-Dowager. Ryllyeh united with guitarist Aarsoth earlier this year and instantly began composing what would become the trio of tracks occupying the EP.

“Blackened is the end, but in the case of California’s SAHHR, that doesn’t mean a narrow artistic vision in getting there. Their debut self-titled EP deftly blends an unlikely mix of influences; each track begins in a completely different place than where it ultimately ends… Groove and grimness come together in a very cohesive way here. ‘Blackened’ can allow for far more experimentation and exploration of influences than committing fully to the corpse-painted antics of full-on black metal, and SAHHR are throwing an exciting combination of sounds at the wall. Luckily, all of it sticks, and we’re eager to hear where this band takes their sonic assault in the future.” – Metal Insider

Sahhr will be released digitally on October 31st, 2014 at THIS LOCATION and on CD via Domestic Genocide in November. A host of special Halloween in Hell preorder packages are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

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WIZARD RIFLE: Stoner/Doom/Noise Rock Contortionists Announce November Live Takeover; Here In The Deadlights Out TODAY On Seventh Rule

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Stoner/doom/noise rock contortionists, WIZARD RIFLE, will bring their cathartic hymns, heavy grooves and walls of distortion to the stage next month for a short run of live takeovers. Set to kick off on November 14th in Phoenix, Arizona at Time Out Lounge, team WIZARD RIFLE will trample their way through nearly a dozen metropolises, with the proceedings coming to a deafening close on November 26th in Brooklyn, New York at Saint Vitus Bar.

The Los Angeles-by-way-of-Portland transplants will be touring in support of their mammoth Here In The Deadlights full-length, out TODAY via Seventh Rule Recordings. Tracked  by guitarist Max Dameron 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. Elaborates Decibel Magazine in their December 2014 issue, “…with Boe’s bass anchoring the compositions, providing a welcome low end that adds obvious heaviness, the music flows much better than it did on the previous album. A song like ‘Paul The Sky Tyrant’ swings with mighty force and grace, while the more progressive, Beefheartian moments (‘Psychodynamo’) and skronky passages (‘Buzzsaw Babes’) are able to show a little more restraint this time around now that the bass can deflect some of the attention. It’s a marvelous step forward – a promising band expanding literally and figuratively, and sounding all the better for it.”

Hear for yourself. Sample “Crystal Witch,” still streaming at Noisey at THIS LOCATION.

WIZARD RIFLE Fall Tour 2014:
11/14/2014 Time Out Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
11/15/2014 Gary’s Place – Tucson, AZ
11/16/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
11/18/2014 Silver Dollar – Texarkana, TX
11/19/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
11/20/2014 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
11/21/2014 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
11/22/2014 Slim’s – Raleigh, NC
11/23/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
11/25/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
11/26/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

With a sound entrenched in a reverence for ‘70s psychedelic and punk, and innumerable contemporary acts without ever feeling like a proverbial retrogression, WIZARD RIFLE seeks to transcend boundaries beyond reference points and obvious nods to rock idols. Still, they’re commonly 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 is out today on CD and limited red-inside-deep purple colored vinyl via Seventh Rule Recordings. Order your copy NOW at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders point your browser HERE.

“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…” – The Sludgelord

“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.” – About.com



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ANAAL NATHRAKH’s Desideratum Full-Length Drops TODAY In North America Via Metal Blade Records

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

ANAAL NATHRAKH’s eighth studio offering, Desideratum, is out TODAY in North America via Metal Blade Records. Fittingly christened, “one of the most utterly fearsome and inventive outfits currently operating in the modern extreme metal scene,” by Decibel Magazine, and, “impossibly abrasive and brutal,” by MetalSucks, ANAAL NATHRAKH — guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney alongside vocalist David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. — is the sound of chaos incarnate. Entirely petrifying yet inexplicably inviting, the duo’s maniacal musical dexterity, ingenuity and breadth, married with an intensely cynical intelligence is virtually unmatched in the metal world.

Reaping mass approvals from media outlets globally, Desideratum takes the meaning of“extreme” to an entirely new realm of audio bedlam. Metal Injection applauds the twosome for consistently offering up, “their own special breed of terrifying, mixing up grindcore speediness with giant choruses and riffs that are the audible equivalent of total nuclear annihilation,” Noisey boasts of the record, “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,” while About.com notes, “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.” Elsewhere the verdict echoes. AngryMetalGuy dubs Desideratum, ”a statement of malicious intent, a call-to-arms to rally the masses and bring forth Armageddon. Sputnik Music agrees, calling the record, “brutal, precise, and surprisingly accessible,” further commending its, “sure-footed brutality.” Adds Ghost Cult, “ANAAL NATHRAKH have realized the beautifully disgusting union of extremity and massive back-splitting, carcass-gutting hooks.”

If you missed it, get traumatized by the sounds of Desideratum, still streaming in full at Revolver Magazine HERE.

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. Order your copy TODAY via Metal Blade at metalblade.com/anaalathrakh.

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PISS VORTEX: Self-Titled Debut LP By Copenhagen-Based Quartet Now Grinding Via Invisible Oranges

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Now playing in its gut-wrenching entirety through Invisible Oranges is the filthy self-titled debut LP from Copenhagen, Denmark-based caustic grinders, PISS VORTEX.

With twenty-three minutes of the band’s destructive, modernized and dissonance-fueled next-level grindcore soaking the vile album, PISS VORTEX’s hectic tour de force in relentless creativity and off-the-wall musicianship here melds elements baring semblance at times to Antigama, Deadguy, Gorguts, Napalm Death, Discordance Axis, Rotten Sound and others, but in their own demented delivery. The album was produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen (Lack, Rising, Anti Ritual) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, High On Fire, Nails). Indisciplinarian will release Piss Vortex in one week, on November 3rd, and in advance celebration of its impact, Invisible Oranges is hosting the album’s exclusive public “streaming.”

Stream Piss Vortex all over the place at THIS LOCATION.

A supply of the black vinyl version of Piss Vortex, limited to 350 copies, is available exclusively in the US via Earsplit Distro HERE, and both the black and limited piss yellow vinyl in a run of 150 copies via Indisciplinarian’s webshop HERE, as well as all relevant digital platforms.

The weekend following its release, a Piss Vortex release and listening party will take place in Copenhagen, Saturday, November 8th at local drinkmonger, Escobar. Additionally, the band has been added to a crushing mini-festival in Copenhagen, KBH Hardcore, collecting underground Danish hardcore/grindcore heavyweights Llnn, Église, Whorls, No Fealty in addition to PISS VORTEX, taking place December 19th also in Copenhagen. Additional Winter/Spring tour dates will be confirmed soon.

PISS VORTEX Live:
11/08/2014 Escobar – Copenhagen, DK – Piss Vortex release/listening party [info]
12/19/2014 KBH Hardcore – KB18, Copenhagen, DK [info]

“…25 minutes of lo-fi, unashamedly filthy music that fans of Nails, Pyrrhon and Today Is The Day could quite happily put differences aside to sit down and enjoy. Something wicked this way comes, all the way from Denmark… For a debut album from a band with less than 500 likes on Facebook, Piss Vortex runs the risk of being criminally overlooked. These Danish genre dodgers play their own brand of fucked up sludge that is as aggressive as it is atmospheric and as virile as it is violent. 4.5/5″ – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“They recorded the album live over the course of three days to give it the sense of chaotic immediacy that it so clearly conveys, and they composed and performed it in a way that packs a vibrant and vitriolic punch.” – No Clean Singing

“…Piss Vortex‘s version of grindcore is disfigured and purely deranged. The album’s 14 tracks seem to have been ripped from the pages of Steeve Hurdle-era Gorguts and fed through an aggressive grind and chaotic hardcore filter… another album that pushes the limitations of grindcore. Simply labeling Piss Vortex a grindcore album only scratches the surface.” – American Aftermath

“The Gorguts influences keep you on your toes, and the blistering grind mentality wil have you fighting the urge for destruction throughout the album. 8/10.” – Dead Rhetoric

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ANNIHILATED: Extreme Death Metal Architects Plot Global Destruction With XIII Steps To Ruination; Debut Out NOW + New Track Streaming At Ghost Cult

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Extreme death metal architects, ANNIHILATED, today drop the audio devastation that is their XIII Steps To Ruination debut, upon North American shores today via Unique Leader.

Produced by ANNIHILATED drummer Scott Fuller, also of Abysmal Dawn, the record hurls forth eleven mutinous, methodically-composed psalms of hate and hostility fueled by political/corporate disgust and societal revulsion. As an added bonus of brutality, XIII Steps To Ruination features guest appearances by Sven De Caluwe (Aborted), Monte Pittman (Prong), Peter Truax (Vesterian, Eyes Of Fire) and Eric Stobel (Plaguereaper, P.O.R.).

Elaborates Glacially Musical, “This album is a full on cacophony of metal but built on perfect timing. The vocals are a chorus. There are always two growls creating an effect of maximum brutality. It kind of sounds like Carcass through a Peavey 5150 amp on the highest gain setting. And it just kills. There are no lulls in this record.” Adds Dead Rhetoric, “ANNIHILATED provide some real ‘kick you in the pants’ material and it’s played with some genuine intensity.”

Get kicked in the pants with opening demoralizer, “Global Enslavement” currently streaming at Ghost Cult HERE.

And if you slept on ‘em, you can still deafen yourself with the venomous ritual of “Eradication Profit,” now playing at Metal Assault HERE or gore your eye holes with some audio/visual carnage of the title track, still playing at Revolver, at THIS LOCATION.

Formed in 2008, ANNIHILATED features within its ranks, current and former members of Abysmal Dawn, Grotesque, Excretion, and Arkaik. Intent on composing music with a purpose, ANNIHILATED stands resolutely against society’s prevalent “sheep mentality” in favor of rational thought, questioning the motives of government and news media outlets though debilitating auditory domination.

XIII Steps To Ruination is out TODAY via Unique Leader Records in North America, October 31st, 2014 in Europe and November 3rd, 2014 in the UK. Order your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound October 27th, 2014

Monday, October 27th, 2014

LAE: American Aftermath Posts Single From Debut LP By Montreal-Based Post-Rock Outfit; CD Preorders Available – 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. [More…]

Metal Grasshopper: Weekly Series Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo And Comedian Dave Hill Continues; Episode 2 Now Playing At Metal Injection – In Metal Grasshopper episode 2, metal icon Philip H. Anselmo schools young grasshopper Dave Hill on headbanging, heavy metal vocals, and the most extreme of all breakfast cereals. [More…]

BARING TEETH: Sophomore Album From Texas Experimental Death Metal Unit To See November Release Via Willowtip Records; Teaser Track Posted – Dallas, Texas-based avant/tech death metal trio, BARING TEETH, is preparing for the long-awaited follow-up to their 2011 debut album, Atrophy, with the mangling Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins confirmed to drop via Willowtip Records in late November. [More…]

THE CUTTHROATS 9: Western US November Tour With ÆGES Confirmed – San Francisco noise rock trio, THE CUTTHROATS 9, has confirmed the next phase of touring in support of their newly-released Dissent LP. [More…]

EMIT: Obscure UK Ambient/Black Metal Entity Releases Track Through Ghost Cult Magazine – As extreme underworld noise specialist outfit, Crucial Blast, readies the worldwide edition of the out-of-print Spectre Music Of An Antiquary, by UK black/ambient outfit, EMIT, for release this week, through the help of Ghost Cult Magazine, another sordid tale from the album has been posted as evidence of the album’s utter creepiness. [More…]

ATRIARCH: Pitchfork Streams New LP From Death/Doom Alchemists In Its Entirety – With the An Unending Pathway, the haunting new long player from Pacific Northwest atmospheric death/doom alchemists, ATRIARCH, out this week, Pitchfork is streaming the record in its entirety. [More…]

PRIMORDIAL: Dublin Metal Troupe Unveils New Tune At Stereogum; Where Greater Men Have Fallen To See Release Next Month – Stereogum has hosted the official unveiling of “Come The Flood,” the new hymn from Dublin metal troupe, PRIMORDIAL. [More…]

CDC European Autumn Tour Continues; Stateside December Shows With Society Sucker Confirmed – Pennsylvania hardcore quartet, CDC, is currently embarked on latest load of international live excursions, touring Europe in advance of their next release, End. [More…]

Noisey Presents NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou Episode 7 – In the seventh and final episode of the NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou documentary, Down frontman Philip H. Anselmo opens up his home for a crawfish boil with the Noisey crew. [More…]

FUZZ EVIL & CHIEFS: The Obelisk Streaming Split 7-Inch Out Now On Battleground Records – 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. [More…]

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

ARTILLERY To Kick Off North American Thrash Invasion Tour – Denmark thrash metal veterans, ARTILLERY, is now currently on their first ever North American tour. [More…]

BATTLECROSS Confirms Winter Warriors Headlining Tour Honoring America’s Veterans – Following their originally scheduled support slot on the recently cancelled Machine Head tour, Detroit, Michigan’s BATTLECROSS will be heading back out on the road next month for more than two dozen headlining dates through North America. [More…]

USNEA Releases Title Track From Random Cosmic Violence Through No Clean Singing; Album Out In November Via Relapse – 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 two weeks, and No Clean Singing has unveiled the LP’s devastating title track. [More…]

PENTAGRAM KickS Off Fall Headlining Tour – Doom legends, PENTAGRAM, have returned to the road for select shows in the Midweast and the East Coast. [More…]

THE GREAT SABATINI Refuses To Quit Releasing Videos For Dog Years LP; “Life During Wartime” Now Playing – With their latest LP, Dog Years, out since June, and with two North American tours and random live mayhem already in the bag since then, Montreal noise/sludge metal barons, THE GREAT SABATINI, continue their rambunctious rampage of releasing a video for nearly every song on the album so far, with the new one for “Living In Wartime” now playing. [More…]

BRAINOIL: Tankcrimes Issues Death Of This Dry Season Sophomore Album On CD – Bay Area-operated Tankcrimes offers up another offering from the label’s hometown sludge heroes, BRAINOIL, with the first-ever CD release of the band’s decimating Death Of This Dry Season album. [More…]

EYEHATEGOD Announces Australian Tour Dates + Roadburn 2015 Appearances – Before Kicking Off Another US Takeover New Orleans rulers of the riff, EYEHATEGOD, will return to Australia for a short but riotous run of live devastation next year. [More…]

ANAAL NATHRAKH: Revolver Magazine Streams Desideratum Full-Length In Its EntiretyDesideratum, the forthcoming new long player from UK extreme metal misfits, ANAAL NATHRAKH, is playing in its entirety at Revolver Magazine. [More…]

WIZARD RIFLE: Stoner/Doom/Mathrock Magicians Tease New Track At Noisey; New Full-Length To Drop This Week – With the release of Here In The Deadlights, the long-awaited new full-length from stoner/doom/math rock magicians, WIZARD RIFLE, set for release this week, Noisey hurls forth opening hymn, “Crystal Witch,” for public feeding. [More…]

RINGS OF SATURN Decimates Album Charts; Tour With As Blood Runs Black Underway – 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. [More…]

ANCIENT VVISDOM: Occult Death Rock Coven Unleashes “City Of Stone” At Cvlt Nation, Sacrificial LP Out Now Via Magic Bullet – With the official vinyl version of Sacrificial, the latest full-length from occult death rock coven, ANCIENT VVISDOM, now available, Cvlt Nation offers up “City Of Stone.” [More…]

EXHUMED: California Horror Hellions Kick Off Fall Tour – California’s favorite death-laden horror hellions, EXHUMED, are taking their sonic debauchery to the streets for a Fall run of US live invasions with extreme metal technicians Carcass and manic death thrashers Noisem. [More…]

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ALTERBEAST – AMON AMARTH – ANTI RITUAL – ATRIARCH – ARTILLERY – BATTLECROSS – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – CDC – CHILD BITE – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – COWARDS – THE CUTTHROATS 9 – DIE CHOKING – EXHUMED – EYEHATEGOD – FALLUJAH – FATHER MURPHY – FORESEEN HKI – FUCKING INVINCIBLE – FUZZ EVIL – GOATSNAKE – GOATWHORE – GREENLEAF – HOD – IDES OF GEMINI – IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS – THE INSPECTOR CLUZO – INTERNAL BLEEDING – KING DIAMOND – MACABRE – MAMMOTH GRINDER – NEUROSIS – OBLITERATIONS – ORANGE GOBLIN – ORBWEAVER – PENTAGRAM – PORD – PYREXIA – RABBITS – RINGS OF SATURN – RIVERS OF NIHIL – SECRET CUTTER – SOCIETY SUCKER – SORXE – SOS – TODAY IS THE DAY – TORCH RUNNER – UFOMAMMUT – ULCERATE – USNEA – WHITECHAPEL – WOLVHAMMER – YAUTJA

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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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