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ABSTRACTER: Vice Magazine Premieres “Cruciform” From Apocalyptic Oakland Outfit; Wound Empire Record Release Show Confirmed

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

With a nearly ten-and-a-half minute surge of harrowing crust/sludge superiority, “Cruciform” — the new single from Oakland, California’s apocalyptic ABSTRACTER and their impending Wound Empire LP — leaches itself to the populace internationally via Vice Magazine.

Boasting an apocalyptic view on the future, ABSTRACTER’s harsh output surges with crushing, blackened sludge infiltrated with elements of noise, black metal and psychedelic wrath, and Wound Empire boasts the band’s most demoralizing elements to date, its four massive movements consuming forty-two minutes. Recorded and mixed at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Noothgrush, etc.) and mastered at Audiosiege Mastering studios in Portland, Oregon by Brad Boatright (Wolves In The Throne Room, Nails, Sunn O))), Sleep, etc.), Wound Empire’s cover art and layout was handled by the band’s friend Kevin Gan Yuen of Sutekh Hexen. Vice Magazine releases the third track, “Cruciform,” inciting, “Oakland doom band ABSTRACTER must figure the end is coming any day now, so they’ve written the apocalypse a theme song… Listen to ‘Cruciform’ nice and loud while you browse WWI chemical warfare photos on Google. You can almost smell the fire and brimstone.”

Open the gateway to “Cruciform” at Vice Magazine now at THIS LOCATION.

Also experience the LP’s “Lightless” opener at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

ABSTRACTER has also confirmed a hometown record release show for Wound Empire, set to take place on March 7th in Oakland, the band also joined by Dispirit, Alaric and Church. Additional sporadic live actions will be declared in the coming weeks.

ABSTRACTER Wound Empire Record Release Show:
3/07/2015 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA w/ Dispirit, Alaric, Church [info]

Guitarist Robin Kahn breaks down his arsenal of gear which heavily influences the turbulent ABSTRACTER sound via PureGrainAudio RIGHT HERE.

Set for official release on February 10th, 2015, Wound Empire will see release on 12″ vinyl LP through Fragile Branch Recordings (US), Vendetta Records (EU/DE), 7 Degrees Records (EU/DE) and Shove Records (EU/IT), on CD by COF Records (formerly known as Church Ov Fuck – UK), on cassette tape co-released by Sentient Ruin in collaboration with An Out Recordings, and digitally again through Sentient Ruin. The LP will see a pressing of 500 copies on black and 100 on clear wax with black and grey haze, the CD in an edition of 100 hand-assembled, four-panel, gatefold, vinyl-styled cardboard jackets with a 6mm spine and insert, and the tape in a run of 100 with a five-panel U-card in a clear Norelco box with a cardboard outer sleeve.

Preorders for Wound Empire on CD, LP, cassette and download are now available through ABSTRACTER’s own Sentient Ruin Laboratories HERE. Overseas the LP can be preordered via 7 Degrees HERE and Vendetta HERE.

KING PARROT: Australian Thrash Grind Unit To Return To North America Supporting Weedeater This March

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Australian thrash grind miscreants, KING PARROT, will return to the stage this March on another North American rash of live devastations. Slated to embark on March 21st in Austin, Texas, KING PARROT will march through two-dozen cities supporting bong metal perpetrators, Weedeater, with the passage coming to a close on April 18th in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Metal Injection-sponsored tour follows the band’s ten-date run through Europe (also supporting team Weedeater).

Declares the band, “We’re honored to be heading out with the legendary Weedeater. We’ve heard only awesome reports about this great band live, and we can’t wait to have our own chapter in the folklore of Dixie Dave and company. All the people working behind the scenes on this tour have been excited about pairing our bands for some time, so I’m sure this will be one for the ages! Expect all the crazy shit you would at a high octane punk or metal show, and then times it by ten, as I’m positive both bands will bring their proverbial A game. I’ve heard from people around the country, ‘If there’s anyone crazier than KING PARROT, it’s Weedeater. ‘We’ll be out to prove them wrong! We’ll also be playing a swag of songs from our new album to be released mid-year, so come get a sample of what we have in store.”

KING PARROT w/ Weedeater:
3/06/2015 Kavka – Antwerpen, BE
3/07/2015 Sound Control  – Manchester, UK
3/08/2015 Underworld  – London, UK
3/09/2015 Aeronef -  Lille, FR
3/10/2015 Glazart – Paris, FR
3/11/2015 Ptr,Usine  – Geneva, CH
3/12/2015 Freak Out  – Bologna, IW
3/13/2015 Juha West  – Stuttgart, DE
3/14/2015 Vortex Surfer  – Siegen, DE
3/15/2015 Burgerweeshuis – Deventer, NL
3/21/2015 The Lost Well – Austin, TX [more]
3/24/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM [more]
3/25/2015 Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ [more]
3/26/2015 Casbah – San Diego, CA [more]
3/27/2015 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA [more]
3/28/2015 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA [more]
3/29/2015 DNA – San Francisco, CA [more]
3/30/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA [more]
3/31/2015 Dante’s – Portland, OR [more]
4/01/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA [more]
4/02/2015 The Pin – Spokane, WA [more]
4/03/2015 Neurolux – Boise, ID [more]
4/04/2015 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT [more]
4/05/2015 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO [more]
4/07/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO [more]
4/08/2015 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA [more]
4/09/2015 Rock Island Brewing – Rock Island, IL [more]
4/10/2015 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI [more]
4/11/2015 Subterranean – Chicago, IL [more]
4/12/2015 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH [more]
4/13/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY [more]
4/14/2015 Nectars – Burlington, VT [more]
4/15/2015 T.T. The Bear’s Place – Boston, MA [more]
4/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA [more]
4/18/2015 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC [more]

KING PARROT released their Bite Your Head Off full-length via Candlelight Records in 2013 and have been road-bound ever since, waging their sonic brutality and live antics upon unsuspecting eyes and ears both stateside and abroad. Championed for its, “dark, black humor,’ and accurately dubbed, “raucous, uncouth, rude, scatological and completely compelling,” by This Is Not A Scene, Bite Your Head Off was produced by Jason Fuller (Blood Duster, Dern Rutlidge) and Adam Calaitzis (Damaged, Abramelin) and manages to capture the raw intensity of their furious live assault, defying genres with a cross section attack of thrash, grind, punk and hardcore.

“A nice little cross-up of musical ability and amusing visuals (the videos for ‘Dead End’ and ‘Shit On The Liver’ are quality viewing), KING PARROT should be able to find their place in a  relatively stale and average grind scene. And frankly, thaty’s what grind needs: A shot in the arm, a mix-up, and some well-intended goofiness… this should do it. 8.5/10” – Dead Rhetoric

“I’ve never felt so personally threatened by a record before” — Hysteria Magazine

“…a must for any fans of Australian metal or extreme metal 4/5” – Sputnik Music

“…a calculated piece of extreme art, with strong musicianship and a production job skilfully left just on the right side of raw and dirty…” –

DEIVOS: Polish Death Metal Squad Premieres “El Shaddai” From Selfmadegod-Bound Fourth Album At HeavyBlogIsHeavy

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Poland’s crucial death/grind label, Selfmadegod Records, has set its sights on February 15th for the release of the severe fourth full-length from their countrymates, DEIVOS, entitled Theodicy. This week, US metal webzine HeavyBlogIsHeavy is helping lay down a salvo of pre-release propaganda by streaming the monstrous second movement, “El Shaddai,” issuing of the track, “Less from the school of Behemoth and borrowing more from their other countrymen Decapitated, Deivos showcase their brutal chops with a plethora of metal technique. The guitar work in the track is as tasteful as technically proficient death metal can get. The jangle of the bass underneath precise guitars and playful percussion (is that a woodblock blast beat?) keeps things interesting throughout the tracks seven minute run time.”

Explore the divine obliteration of DEIVOS’ “El Shaddai” via HeavyBlogIsHeavy RIGHT HERE.

The third track on Theodicy, “Ochlocracy” can also be streamed via SoundCloud and YouTube.

In the US, preorder the standard version of the CD from Earsplit Distro HERE. Preorders for the deluxe CD, limited to 100 copies, regular CD, t-shirts and bundles are available via Selfmadegod HERE and digital HERE.

DEIVOS recorded their first album for Selfmadegod Records, Theodicy, at Zed Studio (Black River, Rootwater, Frontside) with producer Tomek Zalewski. The follow-up to their 2011-released Demiurge Of The Void features the same recording lineup, with vocalist Hubert, guitarists Tomek and Mscislaw, bassist Kamil and drummer Krzysiek, yet takes their cruel and technical death metal to more technical, down-tuned, and outright malicious depths, with six expansive and debilitating tracks of harsh death metal in the realm of Morbid Angel, Suffocation and Cryptopsy, with cover art by Pastor Xisaq Graphics.

PRIMITIVE MAN: Denver Blackened Doom Heathens To Release Limited 12” EP Via Relapse; Live Actions Announced

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Denver blackened doom heathens, PRIMITIVE MAN, will release a special 12” EP next month via Relapse Recordings. Fittingly titled, Home Is Where The Hatred Is, the four track slab was tracked at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt, etc.) and delivers thirty-one heinous minutes of nihilistic, feedback-doused audio atrocities brimming with gnarled riff torrents and enough fury to level a nation. Home Is Where The Hatred Is will be limited to 750 copies on black standard gram wax and 250 copies on silver standard gram wax.

Get sad with the EP trailer featuring opening track, “Loathe,” below. You can also hear the track streaming HERE.

In related news, PRIMITIVE MAN will wage war upon the US this Spring with a short run of live abrasions which will include an appearances at this year’s Maryland Death Fest. Slated to commence on May 16th in Omaha and accompanied by Canadian grindcore perpetrators, Wake, on select dates, the band will consume ten cities with their traumatic odes, with the run coming to a halt in Colorado Springs on May 29th. The trek follows the band’s UK takeover with Sea Bastard. See confirmed dates below.

Home Is Where The Hatred Is Track Listing:
1. Loathe
2. Downfall
3. Bag Man
4. A Marriage With Nothingness

3/30/2015 Unicorn – London, UK w/ Sea Bastard
3/31/2015 TBA – Nottingham, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/01/2015 Roadhouse – Manchester, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/02/2015 South Sea Live – Sheffield, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/03/2015 South Sea Live – Newcastle, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/04/2015 Audio – Glasgow, UK w/ Sea Bastard
4/05/2015 Bannermans – Edinburgh, UK w/ Sea Bastard
5/16/2015 TBA – Omaha, NE w/ Wake
5/17/2015 The Black Hole – Cedar Falls, IA w/ Wake
5/18/2015 Skeletunes Lounge – Fortwayne, IN w/ Wake
5/19/2015 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Wake
5/20/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ Wake
5/21 – 5/25/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
5/26/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
5/27/2015 TBA – Dayton, OH
5/28/2015 The Demo – St. Louis, MO
5/29/2015 Flux Capacitor - Colorado Springs, CO

PRIMITIVE MAN features within their fury-fueled ranks current and former members of Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death Of Self, Vermin Womb and Reproacher. Home Is Where The Hatred Is serves as the follow-up to the band’s Scorn full-length. Crowned, “one of the most brutal, unsettling and uncompromising albums you will hear all year,” by and, “terrifyingly addicting and unforgivingly heavy,” by MetalSucks, Scorn was initially unleashed in 2012 via a collaboration between Throatruiner and Mordgrimm Records before being reissued by Relapse the following year.

PRIMITIVE MAN’s Home Is Where The Hatred Is will be released via Relapse Records on February 17th, 2015. Preorder your copy at THIS LOCATION.

HALSHUG: Copenhagen Raw Punk Crew Releases Track From Blodets Bånd Southern Lord Debut Via Cvlt Nation

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

The nightmare continues with news of Blodets Bånd, the caustic debut LP from Copenhagen raw punks HALSHUG, which will be unchained by Southern Lord on February 24th. As the street date closes in, today, Cvlt Nation unloads the first single from the riotous album today, with the sixth track, “Total Destruktion.”

HALSHUG (which translates to ‘decapitate’) is fast becoming known within Europe’s hallowed DIY routes and enclaves for their impeccably executed hardcore crust, which pays furious tribute to their rich K-town heritage and crucially adds an abrasive modern stomp. With searing distortion, radical d-beat pace, and overblown, reverb-soaked vocals, HALSHUG leaves no room for subtlety or second-guessing across the eight tracks of their first full-length effort, Blodets Bånd. Watch as Blodets Bånd engulfs the world in flames.

Decimate “Total Destruktion” via Cvlt Nation now at THIS LOCATION.

Also check out a trailer for the Blodets Bånd LP HERE.

Blodets Band Track Listing:
1. Gudsforladt
2. Afmagt
3. Inferno
4. Knæl
5. Blodets Bånd
6. Total Destruktion
7. Yderste Rand
8. Kvælende Frygt

Formed in Copenhagen two years ago, the riotous young act, HALSHUG, unloads some of the most traditionally-styled but urgently unloaded traditional crust punk/d-beat hardcore to be found. The enraged sentiment of archetypal leaders of the genre, Doom, Anti Cimex, and no doubt, Discharge, and direct influence drawn from Infernöh, Hoax and Death Token, is unapologetic in its presence in the band’s delivery, which, fueled by society’s modern-day ills, finds HALSHUG already in line with Wolfbrigade, Skitsystem and the best of the movement’s current top acts. Through only an initial demo followed by their 2013-released Dödskontrol 7”, the band has amassed a punishing name early in the powerful trio’s lifespan through regional and even more heavily-concentrated European touring, and continues to expand on their live executions in 2014 with more widespread gigs than ever already ongoing and in the works. Following the release of Blodets Bånd, HALSHUG will tour abroad through Europe and will invade North America for the first time in 2015.

DEAD IN THE MANGER Unveils Handshake Inc.-Directed Video Through Decibel Magazine

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

The wrath of Cessation, the debut full-length from sinister black/grind metal quartet, DEAD IN THE MANGER, will scar humanity in less than two weeks through the Black Hand at 20 Buck Spin, and with it rapidly advancing, Decibel Magazine has unloaded the band’s first official video as a harbinger of the album’s severe fury.

DEAD IN THE MANGER, who purveys full anonymity in their identity and within their content, similarly keeps the titles of their brazen audio attacks incredibly stripped down, with the movements on Cessation simply bearing the titles “I” through “VI,” today unfurling the audio accompaniment to the second track on the LP. Directed by David Hall of Handshake Inc. (Today Is The Day, Fuck The Facts, Maryland Deathfest The Movie), the “II” video is corrosive and epilepsy-inducing in its creator’s patented style, and through an obfuscated but obviously occult driven plot for the belittling sermon, imposes more of an unsettling feeling rather than a clear cut storyline.

“This is probably the first time I’ve made a video for a band without talking to any of the members,” offers Hall on being approached to create DEAD IN THE MANGER’s “II” video. “I sort of just got an email one day from the label that asked if I’d be interested in making a video for a black/grind metal band. I listened to the track and really dug what I heard so I agreed. The only real info and guidance I was given was the name of the song, ‘II’, the album title, and the album’s artwork. From listening to the track and taking the cover artwork as inspiration, I decided to try and create a depressing and degraded, impressionistic, moving version of the cover, and use some found footage, stuff that I shot, and mix it together to make a scratchy, black-toned void that hopefully assaults the eyes as nicely as the music assaults the ears. After a few botched attempts, I arrived at the version you see now.”

Tap into the Deciblog’s exclusive premiere of DEAD IN THE MANGER’s “II” video now at THIS LOCATION.

Also devour Cessation’s fourth movement through Noisey RIGHT HERE.

20 Buck Spin is readying Cessation for its February 3rd unveiling on 12” vinyl and through all prime digital outlets. Preorders for the LP and shirt packages can be placed HERE and the digital HERE.

DEAD IN THE MANGER’s content, song titles and origin remain as unidentified as the members’ identities, not to bury a hidden agenda or mask some smattering of mainstream entertainment icons from public scrutiny, but more to allow the artwork and belittling delivery to be the focal points of their flesh-cutting tunes. Following the release of their debut Transience EP in early 2014, Cessation continues to show DITM’s downward spiral into depravity, with black/war metal and grindcore attributes culminating in a tornado of devastation. Whether grinding forth in a cascade of blinding black metal violence or cloaked in despondent post-rock gloom, Cessation leaves no space for hope, compelling the paradoxical embrace of suffering, the album shrouded in appropriately bleak artwork courtesy of Misanthropic Art (Secrets Of The Moon, Hooded Menace, Attic). The machinery of plutocratic slavery, churning and grinding the spirit of life until little remains but the last gasp of a doomed humanity, a cessation of the primal light in an absurdist nightmare.

THEORIES: Seattle Death Grind Terminators To Release Metal Blade Debut; Sample Track + Preorder Bundles Revealed

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

[photo by David Cho]

Seattle death grind terminators and recent Metal Blade signees, THEORIES, will a drop the ferocious wares of their new full-length upon the masses this Spring.

Titled Regression, the ten-track bruiser was recorded at The Red Room and The Boiler Room with producer/engineer Derek Moree (The Sword, Pelican, Minus The Bear et al) with mixing and mastering manned by Visceral Sound’s Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed). The resulting ten cuts make up one of the most belligerent releases from the Metal Blade stable in recent memory. Recently commended by the LA Weekly for, “bringing something new to the deathgrind table,” THEORIESRegression is a gristly, fuck-all soundtrack to social discontent, economic uncertainty, environmental catastrophes, and the inevitable cycle of decay. Doused in gnashing, prototypical hyper speed blasts and sub-nuclear riff incursions, the band’s meticulously-executed yet organically-scornful delivery is difficult to dismiss. Still, listeners will find moments of dissonant groove and clarity, as well guitar leads not often heard within the genre.

Experience the sonic punishment that is second cut, “Cycle Of Decay,” now playing at where you’ll also find a host of Regression preorder options.

Regression Track Listing:
1. Burnt Concrete
2. Cycle Of Decay
3. Shame
4. Abortive Crescent
5. Bathing In Pigs Blood
6. First World’s Last Breath
7. Swimming In Mud
8. Revenge/Rewild
9. Hell In Her Eyes
10. Landfill

THEORIES has been propagating the seeds of bleak, dark, and terminally infuriated grind metal in the pacific northwest since their 2011 inception. The band, comprised of current and former members Samothrace, Skarp, and Book Of Black Earth among others, released their debut EP that same year. Their touring campaign followed shortly thereafter, and have since terrorized the stages through the US on nearly a dozen tours and to festivals including Maryland Death Fest, Chaos in Tejas, Southwest Terror Fest, and their most recent tour with new label mates, Cattle Decapitation. Vocalist Rick Powell, guitarist Lee McGlothlen, bassist Kush Karimi, and drummer Joe Axler are of a singular focus to tour as much as possible touting their punishing audio violence.

THEORIES’ Regression will detonate on March 24th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records with additional teaser tracks and live abrasions to be announced in the months to come.

KEEP OF KALESSIN: Norwegian Black Metal Legion To Release New Full-Length In North America Via Indie Recordings Next Month

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Two-time Norwegian Grammy nominees, KEEP OF KALESSIN, will unleash their long-anticipated new full-length in North America next month via Indie Recordings.

Titled Epistemology, the eight-track offering, and first KEEP OF KALESSIN studio output in five years, finds the acclaimed black metal unit now conjuring their sonic wrath as a trio. Make no mistake, however. The indisputable power of these three musical craftsmen translates perfectly on the band’s most diverse recording to date. As grandiose as a Peter Jackson battle scene bedecked with fire-breathing dragons and treacherous mountains draped in guitars and drums of doom, Epistemology highlights the true guitar virtuosity of vocalist/guitarist Obsidian C. From bone-scraping riffs and sweeping solos, to smooth, melodic passages swathed in warm, poignant tones backed by the military precision of bassist Wizziac and drummer Vyl, KEEP OF KALESSIN anno 2015 is heading out for greatness!

Simply and accurately crowned a, “flawless release from KEEP OF KALESSIN,” by Metal Wani in an early review of the record, Epistemology — a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge — fuses the prime qualities of traditional ‘80s heavy metal, thrash, death and black metal into a smouldering album that is at once epic and extreme; brutal and elegant; engaging and empowering!

Epistemology Track Listing:
1. Cosmic Revelation (Intro)
2. The Spiritual Relief
3. Dark Divinity
4. The Grand Design
5. Necropolis
6. Universal Core
7. Introspection
8. Epistemology

KEEP OF KALESSIN’s Epistemology will be available in North America digitally and on CD on February 24th, 2015 via Indie Recordings with track teasers to be unveiled in the weeks to come.

THE ROAD HOME: Outfit Featuring Scott Kelly, Noah Landis And Munly J Munly Releases Re-Recorded Anthem Via Cvlt Nation; West Coast Tour Begins This Week

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

THE ROAD HOME, embodied by Neurosis’ Scott Kelly and Noah Landis as well as Munly J Munly, will begin their West Coast tour this Thursday, January 22nd, which will run through Wednesday, February 4th, in support of the outfit’s recent rebirth, and in conjunction, have released a newly re-recorded track.

The title track to SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME’s 2012 debut LP, The Forgiven Ghost In Me, the project founded as a solo venture for Kelly, has recently been reinterpreted with the full inclusion of both Landis and Munly, as both now find themselves permanent residents of THE ROAD HOME. Reborn, this anthem now sees the light of day through an exclusive premiere via Cvlt Nation, who offers on the revised rendition of the new rendition, “This haunting track really shows the evolution of the project and showcases the formidable musicians behind its creation.”

Revisit “The Forgiven Ghost In Me” in a new light with THE ROAD HOME through Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

As THE ROAD HOME continues to compile new material for the follow up to The Forgiven Ghost In Me, the new lineup will be performing live regularly, which will begin this week on their new West Coast tour. From Thursday, January 22rd through Wednesday, February 4th, they will play in twelve cities throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Washington, including several record store performances. View the confirmed routing below, and watch for more new tour dates and recording updates for THE ROAD HOME in the weeks ahead.

Forged by Neurosis’ founding vocalist/guitarist, Scott Kelly, Neurosis’ keyboard/effects wizard, Noah Landis, has been a part of the project since the creation of SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME’s 2012-released debut album, The Forgiven Ghost In Me, providing baritone guitars and keyboards to the record and on stage. Yet, since his role in the outfit has become much more expansive and significant, in both inception and delivery of the tunes, his place in the lineup has therefore become more permanent. Additionally, renowned singer/songwriter Munly J Munly has joined the group in recent months, helping reshape the band’s sound. An iconic folk/country/gospel multi-instrumentalist who has helped shape the contemporary sound of Denver, Munly is part of several current acts, including his own Munly and the Lee Lewis Harlots, as well as Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Denver Broncos UK and others, with releases on Smooch Records, Alternative Tentacles and more, in addition to being an awarded author, and so on.

Additional tour and release news on THE ROAD HOME will be confirmed and announced in the months ahead.

THE ROAD HOME Winter Tour Dates:
1/22/2015 1234 Go! Records – Oakland, CA – in-store performance [info]
1/23/2015 Metavinyl - Santa Cruz, CA [info]
1/24/2015 Audies Olympic - Fresno, CA [info]
1/25/2015 Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society – Los Angeles, CA
1/27/2015 TKO Records – Huntington Beach, CA – in-store performance [info]
1/28/2015 Yucca Tap Room – Phoenix, AZ [info]
1/29/2015 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
1/30/2015 Heart of Gold Tattoo – Salt Lake City, UT
1/31/2015 Crazy Heart – Boise, ID
2/02/2015 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA [info]
2/03/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA [info]
2/04/2015 Hawthorne Theatre front room – Portland, OR [info]

SECRET CUTTER Confirms Northeastern Slashings This Month

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The SECRET CUTER trio will bring their oppressively corrosive tunes and municipality-crumbling volume back to the road this week, with new headlining shows confirmed in New York and Rhode Island in January. The band returns to Brooklyn this week with a live demonstration at Saint Vitus Bar this Thursday, January 23rd. The following week, SECRET CUTTER invades Providence on Friday the 30th.

A damaging supply of brand new material for SECRET CUTTER’s upcoming sophomore LP has been partially constructed. The band will laboriously hone these skeletal components into what is promised to be their harshest and most explosive material to date over the coming months, and will record later this year, amidst other regional live performances across the Northeast. Additionally, the band recently recorded a cover of the Dead Kennedys’ “Your Emotions” for an upcoming Cvlt Nation compilation inclusion to be announced shortly.

1/22/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Godmaker, Huldra, RHIN, PinkMass [info]
1/30/2015 AS220 – Providence, RI w/ Good Lord, Sire, Lyra, Extinction Machine [info]

Fusing abrasive hardcore aggression into a decimating wall of sludge metal, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based SECRET CUTTER’s sophomore album, Self Titled, sliced into the public via the band’s own Bethlehem Rust label digitally and on vinyl in mid-2014, the album’s sheer brutality and caustic originality leaving unsuspecting listeners mangled in its wake. Subsequently, a deluge of international media praise on the album — including Cvlt Nation’s top six sludge releases and NPR’s top 25 metal albums for 2014 — a European distro deal through London-based Holy Roar Records (Enabler, OHHMS, Strife, Coliseum) and a limited cassette run from San Diego-based Grimoire Cassette Cvlture (Indian, Fister, Goryl) have infiltrated the public, while SECRET CUTTER has taken their brutal tactics to fans on stage across the Northeast.

Self Titled can be purchased on black vinyl in Europe via Holy Roar HERE, on cassette from Grimoire Cassette Cvlture HERE, and stateside on three different colors of vinyl as well as digital through the band HERE. All physical versions of Self Titled include a free digital download of the full album. Also view recent live footage of SECRET CUTTER courtesy of Metal Injection’s Pit Full Of Shit RIGHT HERE.

Additional live and recording updates are pending.