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SKINLESS: New York Death Dealers Traumatize Ears With “Barbaric Proclivity,” Now Streaming At MetalSucks; Only The Ruthless Remain To Drop In Two Weeks

Monday, May 18th, 2015

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In just two weeks, reanimated New York death metal miscreants, SKINLESS, will lacerate ears with the sadistic grooves of Only The Ruthless Remain. Boasting their classic late ’90s lineup of founding guitarist Noah Carpenter, vocalist Sherwood Webber, bassist Joe Keyser and drummer Bob Beaulac, with the recent addition of second guitarist, Dave Matthews, Only The Ruthless Remain marks the band’s first proper full-length offering in nearly a decade.

Crowned, one of the finest albums in SKINLESS‘ repertoire,” in an early 9/10 review of the record by Apoch’s Metal Review who furthers, “This isn’t just an album SKINLESS fans will lovingly embrace, but a creation that stands as one of the top offerings of 2015 within the death metal genre, proving the time away from the studio, as well as one another, has only strengthened them as a unit,” Only The Ruthless Remain was captured by Tom Case at Edie Road Studio and Doomsday Bunker Studio, both in upstate New York, with vocals tracked by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, and the entire slab of audio violence mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails, Integrity etc.) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon.

In celebration of its official detonation next month, today MetalSucks hurls forth the world-collapsing sounds of closing pounder, “Barbaric Proclivity.”

“It’s the kind of song that I love for its raw intensity,” relays Webber bluntly. “It’s a true-to-form, knuckle-dragger. Fuck technicality; fuck beats-per-minute. If you want a raw, heavy, New York style skull crusher, this one is for you, and will beat the rest into submission.”

MetalSucks agrees: “This track is straight-up bloodthirsty… If you played it for one of rage-zombies in the movie 28 Days Later, they’d be like, ‘Whoa, too harsh, bruh! Chill!’ It will grab you by your waist and squeeze your innards out of your mouth like so much toothpaste…. worth the wait.”

Witness the sonic pummel of “Barbaric Proclivity,” currently monopolizing the airwaves of MetalSucks, at THIS LOCATION.

You can also sample the band’s video for namesake track, “Skinless,” featuring a delicious visual smorgasbord of lethal injections, human flaying and general group-inflicted suffering, still traumatizing the weak at Bloody Disgusting, at THIS LOCATION or “Serpenticide,” streaming at SoundCloud HERE and YouTube HERE.

SKINLESS will bring their onstage butchery to Baltimore later this week as part of this year’s Maryland Deathfest as well as Hellfest in France this June with further live incursions to be announced in the coming weeks. Stand by.

SKINLESS:
5/21/2015 Maryland Deathfest @ Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
6/20/2015 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, FR

Only The Ruthless Remain includes artwork by Ken Sarafin and will be unleashed on CD, LP and digitally via Relapse Records on June 2nd, 2015 in North America (June 1st in the UK/EU and May 29th in DE/Benelux/Finland). Limited Relapse 25 Year Anniversary editions of the CD and LP will also be available. For preorder bundles, visit THIS LOCATION. Desirers of the digitals, go HERE.

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MARUTA To Blast Five Tracks In Five Days As Remain Dystopian LP Nears Release

Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Now just two weeks from release is Miami grindcore squad MARUTA’s third LP, and first for Relapse Records; Remain Dystopian. Easily one of the extreme metal highlights of this year, the unstoppable album advances the genre with forward-thinking dementia jacked-into the brutalizing blasting core, and with the aid of several special guest appearances, makes for an incredibly satisfying platter of 21st Century grind.

For five days in a row, Relapse will unload a massive MARUTA smear campaign, dispatching five brand new tracks from Remain Dystopian, beginning right now, the barrage leading off with a premiere of “Genocide Interval” with American Aftermath. Through the rest of the week, Heavy Blog Is Heavy will release “Protocol for Self Immolation” tomorrow, Decibel Magazine will unload “Erode” (featuring JR Hayes of Pig Destroyer) on Wednesday, No Clean Singing breaks out “Slaying Jehova” on Thursday, and New Noise Magazine wraps up the crusade with “The Void Within” on Friday.

Join MARUTA’s Remain Dystopian assault with “Genocide Interval” at American Aftermath now, RIGHT HERE.

MARUTA sets their hometown ablaze on June 6th at a release show for Remain Dystopian, after which they’ll embark on a European tour in support of the LP, running from June 25th through July 11th where it will come to a close at the mighty Obscene Extreme Festival. Subsequent widespread North American touring will be announced in the coming days as well.

MARUTA Live:
6/06/2015 Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL — Record Release Show w/ Orbweaver, Sacridose
6/25/2015 Maguires Pizza – Liverpool, UK
6/26/2015 The Red Lion – Bristol, UK
6/27/2015 The Unicorn – London, UK
6/28/2015 The Pit’s – Kortrijk, BE
6/29/2015 Les Runes – Brodeaux, FR
6/30/2015 Les Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse, FR
7/01/2015 Stage Live – Bilbao, SP
7/02/2015 TBA – Madrid, SP
7/03/2015 TBA – Barcelona, SP
7/04/2015 TBA – Turin, IT
7/05/2015 Circolo Colony – Brescia, IT
7/06/2015 Dürer Kert – Budapest, HU
7/07/2015 RC Brooklyn – Brno, CZ
7/08/2015 Reil 78 – Halle, DE
7/09/2015 TBA
7/10/2015 Black Fleck – Potsdam, DE
7/11/2015 Obscene Extreme – Trutnov, CZ

Named after a special project during World War II in which the Imperial Japanese Army used human beings for torturous scientific experiments, the newest phase in MARUTA’s modus operandi comes in the form of their fourth LP, and first for Relapse, with Remain Dystopian. Delivering seventeen demanding and damaging tracks in under twenty-eight minutes, the album is made all the more dangerous with the assistance of contracted outside henchmen for the multiple-studio recording of the album — including drums with Pig Destroyer’s Scott Hull and vocals with Torche’s Jonathan Nuñez — with additional torment tactics provided by Pig Destroyer’s J.R. Hayes, Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s Jay Randall, and Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates.

The video for “Hope Smasher” is playing at Noisey at THIS LOCATION, and the tracks “Stride Endlessly Through Scorched Earth” featuring Tomas Lindberg is playing via Revolver Magazine RIGHT HERE, “Hope Smasher” at Lambgoat HERE, “Stand In Defeat” HERE, and a video from the recording sessions HERE.

Remain Dystopian campaign will see release on CD, LP and digital formats June 2nd in North America, May 29th in Germany, Benelux and Finland, and June 1st in the UK and elsewhere. Preorders for the physical versions are available HERE and digital preorders HERE.

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EarsplitPR: Roundup From The Compound – May 18th, 2015

Monday, May 18th, 2015

KING PARROT: New Record From Australian Death Grind Malefactors Streaming In Full At Revolver Magazine; Housecore Release Date Looms – With the release of KING PARROT’s eagerly-anticipated Dead Set now just a week away, today Revolver spews forth the record in all its riotious glory! [More…]

GHOLD: South London Sludge Duo To Provide Direct Support For Årabrot On North American Summer Tour; Interviews Available – In support of their debut full-length album, Of Ruin, which was released by Ritual Productions in mid-March and met by a widespread rave critical response, South London’s bass-and-drums sludge power duo, GHOLD, will make their maiden voyage to American shores on a nearly month-long tour to be headlined by Norwegian Grammy winning Årabrot. [More…]

TODAY IS THE DAY Takes Part In PureGrainAudio “Brutally Delicious” Cooking Episode As Ongoing Tour Mauls North America – From amidst their ongoing North American tour, TODAY IS THE DAY hit Richmond, Virginia early for a pre-show filming of an episode of the ongoing “Brutally Delicious” video series for PureGrainAudio. [More…]

CHILD BITE: Punk Metal/Noise Rock Misfits Issue Studio Update; Live Dates With Coliseum Announced – Detroit’s favorite punk metal noise rock misfits, CHILD BITE, recently took a brief pause from their US live takeover to record their forthcoming new full-length at Philip H. Anselmo’s famed Nodferatu’s Lair. [More…]

UFOMAMMUT: First North American Tour For Italian Psychedelic Doom Masters Underway – Italy’s decimating masters of psychedelic doom have landed in the US as they prepare to embark on their first ever North American tour this week in support of their lauded seventh LP, Ecate, out now on Neurot Recordings. [More…]

SAMOTHRACE: Additional Dates With Conan And Mantar Announced As US Tour BeginsSAMOTHRACE, having kicked off their latest US tour over the weekend, has added several one-off dates since previous broadcasts – including a show with Atriarch in Sacramento, California – and new shows featuring SAMOTHRACE, Conan and Mantar have also been added in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as Memphis and Johnson City, Tennessee. [More…]

ALL OUT WAR Debuts Shredding “Nothing Left To Bleed” Single From Dying Gods EP Via Noisey – As the tormented new Dying Gods EP from longstanding New York hardcore/metal crossover quintet ALL OUT WAR nears June release through Organized Crime Records, the record’s punishing track, “Nothing Left To Bleed,” has been released through Noisey. [More…]

ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY: Cruel Russian Death Metal Quintet Signs With Unique Leader Records – California-based Unique Leader Records has brought Russian death metal quintet ABOMINABLE PUTRIDITY into their continually expanding collective for the reissue of the band’s out-of-print second album, as well as an impending third album which is set to be recorded in the coming months. [More…]

TOTAL NEGATION: Haunting New Video Clip From Blackened Doom Project Frightening The Living At Decibel; Zeitzeuge To See Release Via Temple Of Torturous – Coming this June from Temple Of Torturous is Zeitzeuge, the latest long player from blackened doom-bringers, TOTAL NEGATION. [More…]

ATRIARCH: Death/Doom Alchemists Unleash New Video – Today, Pacific Northwest atmospheric death/doom alchemists, ATRIARCH, are pleased to unleash the video accompaniment to the suffering sounds of “Bereavement.” [More…]

EYEHATEGOD Set To Scathe The Western US On Mini-Tour Surrounding Psycho California – Having barely unpacked their dirty laundry following their riotous, nearly month-long Staggering Backwards European Tour, EYEHATEGOD is already gearing up for another excursion, as they prepare to blaze through the western edges of the US next week surrounding their headlining performance at Psycho California. [More…]

DREADLORDS: Haunting Video Rendition Of “Five To One” By The Doors Playing At Cvlt Nation – In the steady campaign surrounding DREADLORDSDeath Angel debut LP, released at the end of last year via Not Just Religious Music, the collective has issued a new video for their smoldering rendition of The Doors’ “Five To One” through Cvlt Nation. [More…]

KHEMMIS: Denver Doom Quartet Joins 20 Buck Spin Roster For Summer Release Of Debut LP – Olympia, Washington-based 20 Buck Spin has hooked up with Denver, Colorado’s doom quartet KHEMMIS for the band’s impending debut LP, Absolution, which is coming together for release later this Summer amidst pervasive touring from the band. [More…]

SIX FEET UNDER: Crushing Crypt Of The Devil First-Week Chart Numbers RevealedCrypt Of The Devil, the latest platter of brutality from iconic death metal merchants, SIX FEET UNDER, crushed the Billboard Charts this week debuting at #13 on the Hard Music Chart, #13 on the Heatseekers Chart, #32 on the Independent Albums Chart, #49 on the Rock Albums Chart, #120 on the Physical Albums Chart and #161 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart! In Canada, Crypt Of The Devil placed at #33 on the Hard Music Chart and #198 on the Top Sellers Chart. [More…]

TEMPLE OF DAGON: New Hymn From West Coast Crust Conjurors Streaming At Invisible Oranges – California crust conjurors, TEMPLE OF DAGON, will release Revelations Of The Spirit this June via Black Voodoo Records. [More…]

KINGCROW Launches First Single From Eidos LP With Official Video For “The Moth” Through Prog Magazine – With the nearing release of Eidos, the sixth studio full-length from Italian progressive metal troupe KINGCROW nearing release next month through Sensory Records, the first single has been released through an official video for the track, “The Moth,” via an exclusive premiere with massive print and online entity Prog Magazine. [More…]

REVOCATION Launches New Lyric Video For “Labyrinth Of Eyes;” Tour With Veil Of Maya Begins This WeekREVOCATION returns to the road this month supporting Veil Of Maya. [More…]

DRUNK DAD Spews “Whiskey Liver” Video From TVPDX Portland Television With Redneck; West Coast Tour Dates Slabbed – Noncompliant to even the term “noise ordinance,” Northwestern hardcore/noise addicts DRUNK DAD recently raided TVPDX Portland Television studios to lay down a half-six-pack of tracks, the first of which now spills out onto public domain. [More…]

KRONOS: New Full-Length From French Brutal Death Metal Veterans Set For Release This July Via Unique Leader Records; Artwork + Track Listing Revealed – Unique Leader Records confirms July 24th as the ominous date French death metal legion, KRONOS, will drop their Arisen New Era long player upon the masses. [More…]

PRIMITIVE MAN: New Video Clip From Denver Misery Makers Now Playing At Revolver; Extensive Live Infiltrations Continue – Denver misery makers, PRIMITIVE MAN, fresh off a mammoth European live takeover, are pleased to bring the frowns with the twisted visual companion to the track “Loathe.” [More…]

SECRETS OF THE SKY: New Full-Length From Atmospheric Doom Alchemists Streaming In Its Entirety At Invisible Oranges – With the final descent of Pathway, the latest studio offering from Oakland’s favorite atmospheric doom alchemists, SECRETS OF THE SKY, now less than one week away, today the sound sergeants at Invisible Oranges deliver the awe-inspiring production in its lingering entirety. [More…]

DISTRICT 97: Chicago Prog/Rock Act Prepares To Release New Album Through Laser’s Edge In June – Laser’s Edge is preparing for the late June release of the label’s third album from Chicago-based quintet, DISTRICT 97, titled In Vaults. [More…]

WATERTANK: Single From New LP By French Post-Hardcore Quartet Streaming At American Aftermath – The first single to see release from WATERTANK’s impending sophomore LP Destination Unknown is now streaming at American Aftermath, as the French outfit prepares or the album’s release through Solar Flare Records next month. [More…]

GHOUL: The Hooded Henchmen Of Creepsylvania Set To Pillage Your Village On The Weapons Of Mosh Destruction 3-D Tour; Band Added To GWAR B-Q 2015 – The hooded henchmen in GHOUL are fleeing their delightful dungeons of Creepsylvania to pillage your village on this year’s Weapons Of Mosh Destruction trek, now in stunning 3-D (glasses not included, swine). [More…]

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EARSPLIT ARTISTS ON TOUR:
ABSTRACTER – ABYSS – AGALLOCH – AKRIS – ALL OUT WAR – ANAAL NATHRAKH – ANCIENT VVISDOM – ANTIGAMA – APEX FEST VI – ARABROT – ARMORED SAINT – AUTHOR & PUNISHER –  BATTLECROSS – BENEATH OBLIVION – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – BLACK BREATH – THE BODY – BRETT NETSON & SNAKES – BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH – BURNT BOOKS – CANCERT BATS – CDC – CHILD BITE – CLASSHOLE – CONNOISSEUR – CONNY OCHS – COWARDS – DAWN OF AZAZEL - DEATHWISH  –  DESTROYER OF LIGHT –  DIE CHOKING – DRAGONFORCE – DRUGS OF FAITH – DRUNK DAD – EARTH – ENSIFERUM – EYEHATEGOD – FULGORA – FULL SCALE RIOT –  GHOLD – GHOUL – GNAW THEIR TONGUES – GOATSNAKE – GOATWHORE – HALSHUG – IMMORTAL BIRD –  IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT – INCANTATION – LIFELESS – LIGHTNING BOLT – MAID MYRIAD – MARUTA – NEUROSIS – OBLITERATIONS – ONE TON PROJECT – PISS VORTEX –  POISON IDEA – PRIMITIVE MAN - PRIMORDIAL – REVOCATION – SAMOTHRACE – SECRETS OF THE SKY – SIXTY WATT SHAMAN – SKINLESS – SONS OF TONATIUH – SOREPTION – TEMPLE OF DAGON – THEORIES – TODAY IS THE DAY – TWITCHING TONGUES – UFOMAMMUT – USNEA – WARBEAST –  WATERTANK – WISDOM IN CHAINS – WRVTH – WOLVHAMMER – ZEX

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WATERTANK: Single From New LP By French Post-Hardcore Quartet Streaming At American Aftermath

Friday, May 15th, 2015

The first single to see release from WATERTANK’s impending sophomore LP Destination Unknown is now streaming at American Aftermath, as the French outfit prepares or the album’s release through Solar Flare Records next month.

With a cranked-up but not over-the-top delivery, WATERTANK churns out a sleek, hook-laden style of noise rock-inclined melodic hardcore in the vicinity of acts like Torche, Quicksand, Jawbox, Sense Field and Failure. Recorded by Patrice Guillerme (Papier Tigre, Patriotic Sunday) and mastered by Carl Saff (Coliseum, Pilot To Gunner), Destination Unknown showcases the band’s revamped lineup delivering thirty-three minutes of brand new, prime material, and while the album came together rather quickly, being composed and recorded with unusually short notice, cohesively reveals a more confident band through this new batch of strongly crafted songs. The fourth of its nine tracks, “DCVR” now becomes part of the public domain courtesy of an exclusive premiere through American Aftermath, who states, “The upcoming offering boasts nine new tracks full of sludge-ridden post-hardcore that doesn’t skimp on the thunderous instrumentation or the ridiculously catchy hook,” then continuing, “The down-tuned jam trudges along with pummeling riffs that drip with melody and calls to mind the likes of Torche and Quicksand. If that gets you excited, then feel free to stream the track…”

You heard ‘em; click through to jam WATERTANK’s “DCVR” at THIS LOCATION.

Clermont-Ferrand, France-based Solar Flare Records has issued preorders in advance of Destination Unknown’s June 29th street date, the record due on CD, LP and digital formats. View the multiple options and bundles HERE.

WATERTANK is currently performing their new tracks live across France, including shows with the likes of Torche, Membrane and others. Additional tour dates are to be announced throughout the coming weeks as Destination Unknown nears release, and a larger tour is coming together for after the album’s release as well.

WATERTANK Tour Dates:
5/15/2015 Black Out – Montpellier, FR w/ Lahius
5/16/2015 Heretic – Bordeaux, FR w/ Aguirre
5/20/2015 Glazart – Paris, FR w/ Torche, Your Highness
5/21/2015 TBA
5/22/2015 Molodoi – Strasbourg, FR w/ Kurt
5/23/2015 Le Café Français – Vesoul, FR w/ Membrane
6/01/2015 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR w/ Torche

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SECRETS OF THE SKY: New Full-Length From Atmospheric Doom Alchemists Streaming In Its Entirety At Invisible Oranges

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

With the final descent of Pathway, the latest studio offering from Oakland’s favorite atmospheric doom alchemists, SECRETS OF THE SKY, now less than one week away, today the sound sergeants at Invisible Oranges deliver the awe-inspiring production in its lingering entirety.

Engineered, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Sadus etc.) of Trident Studios with SECRETS OF THE SKY, Pathway is the gargantuan, thirteen-track follow-up to 2013’s lauded To Sail Black Waters full-length. Shadowy, fluid, dark and dreamlike, Pathway is a true sonic expedition that yields varying moods and textures with each passing listen. Metal Injection crowned first single, “Three Swords” alone a “progressive metal masterpiece,” while Metal Insider gushes, “Epic is a word that gets tossed around way, way too much when discussing music these days. Even after its overuse has been acknowledged, at least in metal circles, it is still heard in places it shouldn’t be…this is not one of those places. SECRETS OF THE SKY have truly crafted a sound and an album fitting of the ‘e’-word moniker. It’s a colossal effort with some stupendous songwriting and production work.” Dead Rhetoric shares the sentiment calling Pathway, “an emotionally draining journey… the type of album that you can just close your eyes and visualize your own tale, even as some parts seem to prop up only after repeated listens,” further advocating Pathway for having, “all of the inner workings of a great and resonating album.”

As a precursor its release, today Invisible Oranges is pleased to offer up Pathway, likening it to, “the doom equivalent of Alcest’s Écailles_de_Lune or Solstafir on last year’s Ótta, records with beauty, staying power and just enough grit to carry the day.”

Get lost in the overcoming sounds of Pathway at THIS LOCATION.

And sample the stark and gorgeous Andrew Nethery (Melvins, Kyuss Lives, Dead Meadow)-directed visual accompaniment to fourth track “Angel In Vines” at metalblade.com/secretsofthesky where you can also sample second movement, “Three Swords.”

SECRETS OF THE SKY is currently ravaging ears with their epic psalms supporting UK extreme metal duo/labelmates, Anaal Nathrakh. The tour commenced on May 11th in Sacramento, California and will draw to a close on May 22nd in Trenton, New Jersey, clawing its way through twelve cities with additional support from special guests, Incite. From there, SECRETS OF THE SKY will conquer eighteen more locales through eleven states alongside Tucson sludge ensemble, North, on select dates. The band is also confirmed to appear at the inaugural Death To False Metal gala in Hamden, Connecticut in August alongside Whiplash, Krieg, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Godhunter, Immortal Bird, Secret Cutter and many more, with future onstage endeavors in their strategizing stages.

SECRETS OF THE SKY w/ Anaal Nathrakh, Incite:
5/14/2015 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
5/15/2015 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
5/16/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/17/2015 Live Wire Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/18/2015 Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
5/19/2015 TBA – Rochester, NY *SECRETS OF THE SKY only
5/20/2015 Sammy’s Patio – Revere Beach, MA *SECRETS OF THE SKY only
5/21/2015 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
5/22/2015 Championship’s – Trenton, NJ
End Tour
5/23/2015 Goodfellas – McMechen, WV w/ Brimstone Coven
5/24/2015 The Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC
5/25/2015 The Odditorium – Asheville, NC
5/26/2015 TBA – Atlanta, GA
5/27/2015 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
5/29/2015 The Cave - Santa Fe, NM
5/30/2015 Tempe Tavern – Phoenix, AZ
6/06/2015 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
w/ North:
6/12/2015 The Complex – Glendale, CA
6/13/2015 Caravan – San Jose, CA w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/14/2015 1078 Gallery – Chico, CA w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/15/2015 The Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/16/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/17/2015 Black Lodge – Bremerton, WA
6/18/2015 The Pin – Spokane, WA
6/19/2015 The Railyard – Billings, MT
6/20/2015 Foot Foot Fest – Fort Collins, CO w/ Reproacher
6/21/2015 7th Circle Collective – Denver, CO
8/14/2015 Death To False Metal @ The Outer Space & Ballroom – Hamden, CT w/ Whiplash, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Immortal Bird more…

SECRETS OF THE SKY’s Pathway will be officially released on May 19th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records. For preorder bundles, scroll on over to: metalblade.com/secretsofthesky.

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PRIMITIVE MAN: New Video Clip From Denver Misery Makers Now Playing At Revolver; Extensive Live Infiltrations Continue

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Denver misery makers, PRIMITIVE MAN, fresh off a mammoth European live takeover, are pleased to bring the frowns with the twisted visual companion to the track “Loathe.” The filth-ridden number comes by way of the trio’s Home Is Where The Hatred Is EP, released via Relapse Records earlier this year.

Crowned, “…an ugly, battered, seething bastard that will beat you with a jagged piece of metal,” by Metal Injection and highly recommended, “for those who appreciate the blackest, bleakest realms of sludge,” by Revolver, Home Is Where The Hatred Is was tracked at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt, etc.) and delivers four sordid psalms of the band’s now-signature brand of vicious, depressing, feedback-sodden severity.

Directed by Marcos Morales and Neil Barrett and produced by vocalist/guitarist Ethan McCarthy and Jonathan Campos at Dirty City Studios, the marathon, near-twelve-minute video clip for “Loathe” is fittingly dark, dismal and rampantly disturbing. Embracing violence, hopelessness, drug abuse, disease, destitution and all-purpose self-destruction, “Loathe” drags its viewers to the darkest bowels of human existence.

Feel better about your life with “Loathe,” now playing at Revolver at THIS LOCATION.

And if that’s not enough to bring you down, you can still check out PRIMITIVE MAN’s equally disturbing “Bag Man” video still bringing the gloom at Noisey at THIS LOCATION.

PRIMITIVE MAN will continue their quest for global destruction with another round of live takeovers set to commence tomorrow in Omaha. Accompanied by Canadian grindcore perpetrators, Wake, on select dates, the band will consume eleven cities with their traumatic odes, including a stint at the Maryland Deathfest, with the run coming to a halt in Colorado Springs on May 30th. From there the band will join up with French metallers Celeste, and raze nineteen more cities through June and early July before uniting with Birmingham, UK misery troupe, Opium Lord, and heading east to level ten more locales. The final leg of the tour finds PRIMITIVE MAN trudging through eight more venues then pairing up with Milwaukee sludge slingers, Northless, for a bout of dates out west. The epic journey follows the band’s UK run with Sea Bastard and European dates with Fister as well as a special one off show opening for stoner metal icons, Sleep.

PRIMITIVE MAN w/ Wake:
5/16/2015 Sweatshop Gallery- Omaha, NE
5/17/2015 The Black Hole – Cedar Falls, IA
5/18/2015 Skeletunes Lounge – Fort Wayne, IN
5/19/2015 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
5/20/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
5/21 – 5/24/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
5/25/2015 Union Arts – Washington DC w/ The Body, Water Torture, Wake
5/26/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
5/27/2015 JJ’s Bohemia – Chatanooga, TN
5/28/2015 The Demo – St. Louis, MO
5/30/2015 Flux Capacitor – Colorado Springs, CO (No Wake)
w/ Celeste:
6/17/2015 Total Drag Records – Sioux Falls, SD
6/18/2015 Hexagon – Minneapolis, MN
6/19/2015 Club Garabaldi’s – Milwaukee, WI
6/20/2015 Live Wire – Chicago, IL
6/21/2015 Death House – Grand Rapids, MI
6/22/2015 Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA
6/23/2015 Good Weekend – Allentown, PA
6/24/2015 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
6/25/2015 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
6/26/2015 New Brooklyn Tavern – Columbia, SC
6/27/2015 Uncle Lou’s – Orlando, FL
6/28/2015 Churchill’s - Miami, FL
6/29/2015 Epic Problem – Tampa, FL
6/30/2015 529 – Atlanta, GA
7/01/2015 The Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
7/02/2015 El Torreon – Kansas City, MO
7/03/2015 South LuLu Temple Of Doom – Wichita, KS
7/04/2015 Glob – Denver, CO
w/ Opium Lord
7/16/2015Louie’s Trophy House – Kalamazoo, MI
7/17/2015 Coalition – Toronto, ON
7/18/2015 Le Ritz PBD – Montreal, QC
7/19/2015 Middle East – Boston, MA
7/20/2015 Funky Jungle – Providence, RI
7/21/2015 Sinclaire’s – West Babylon, NY
7/22/2015 Bar – New Haven, CT
7/23/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
7/24/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
End Tour 7/25/2015 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
7/26/2015 Jackpot Music Hall – Lawrence, KS
7/28/2015 Sisters in Christ – New Orleans, LA
7/29/2015 Walters Downtown – Houston, TX
7/30/2015 Korova – San Antonio, TX
7/31/2015 Lost Well – Austin, TX
8/01/2015 Club DADA – Dallas, TX
8/02/2015 Sandbox – El Paso, TX
w/ Northless:
8/09/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
8/10/2015 Fly Catcher – Tucson, AZ
8/11/205 Mods Bar & Venue – Tijuana, MX
8/12/2015 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
8/13/2015 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA
8/14/2015 Oakland Deadfest 2015 @ Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
8/15/2015 Oakland Deadfest 2015 @ Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
8/16/2015 Starlite- Sacramento, CA
8/18/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR
8/19/2015 Obsidian – Olympia, WA
8/20/2015 Highline – Seattle, WA
8/21/2015 Black Sparrow Tattoo – Billings, MT
8/22/2015 Baby Hospice – Laramie, WY

PRIMITIVE MAN features within their animosity-strewn 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 – limited to 750 copies on black standard gram wax and 250 copies on silver standard gram wax – is out now via Relapse Records. Order your copy at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders go to the PRIMITIVE MAN BandCamp page HERE or iTunes HERE.

“…a savage, heretical release.” – Cvlt Nation

“…the musical equivalent of being dragged ass backwards, slowly, through a corridor decorated with rich tapestries of every regret, every cruel thought and every painful memory that ever was thought.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

PRIMITIVE MAN’s outlook is as bleak as ever, their sound is titanic in size and force, and their tone is depressed. There is little hope found on Home Is Where the Hatred Is, but for many, hope was lost a long, long time ago.” – Skulls ‘N’ Bones

“Unapologetically bleak and permeated by loathing and hostility, Home Is Where The Hatred Is will either leave you wanting more or contemplating teetering off a ledge.” – Exclaim

“This trip might be quite painful but it is definitely worth it.” – Scene Point Blank


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DRUNK DAD Spews “Whiskey Liver” Video From TVPDX Portland Television With Redneck; West Coast Tour Dates Slabbed

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Noncompliant to even the term “noise ordinance,” Northwestern hardcore/noise addicts DRUNK DAD recently raided TVPDX Portland Television studios to lay down a half-six-pack of tracks, the first of which now spills out onto public domain. The first of several bludgeoning video segments from this session drops today with “Whiskey Liver,” culled from their 2014 Eolian Empire-released debut LP, Ripper Killer. Multiple cameras and sound engineering duties courtesy of TVPDX and Caravan Recordings capture the horde delivering their intoxicating, sonic demolition, the primary noise rock-soaked quartet joined in the studio by harsh noise soloist and cohort REDNECK, as on the album.

Scope the DRUNK DAD sickos’ “Whiskey Liver” in HD A/V with TVPDX at THIS LOCATION.

The additional two tracks captured at this session will also be released in the coming days as DRUNK DAD hits the road again. The band scathes their hometown with labelmates Hot Victory tonight, May 14th, with a three-city trek through Sacramento, Oakland and Reno hammering the West Coast next week, on May 21st, 22nd and 24th, respectively.

DRUNK DAD Live:
5/14/2015 Star Bar – Portland, OR w/ Hot Victory, Moan [info]
5/21/2015 The Colonial Cafe – Sacramento, CA w/ Columbian Necktie, XtomhanX [info]
5/22/2015 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Ditch Witch, Crypt Trip, Hellbeard [info]
5/24/2015 The Loving Cup – Reno, NV w/ Elephant Rifle, Sisters Doom [info]

Released through Eolian Empire in July 2014, DRUNK DAD’s Ripper Killer LP inebriated the planet, inciting jeers from mags like Decibel, who issued that the band’s depravity combines, “the thunderous sludge of Melvins, the confrontational punk rock of Flipper, and the abrasion and psychosis of Harvey Milk,” and Noisey, who championed the band, “a bunch of irreverent, whiskey-swilling noisemakers, roaming the streets of Portland’s nightlife in an effort to refuel their Jim Beam tanks,” continuing, “when they tell you their genre is ‘fuck you all’ wave, they mean it. Really. Fuck you all, and fuck you for asking.” Zero Tolerance offered in part, “DRUNK DAD do that ugly rot-that-walks sound with a pair of still-functioning bull-sized testicles,” Invisible Oranges likened Ripper Killer to, “a triple word score for ‘noise rock’ and ‘grunge’,” and Verbicide called the record, “equal parts shocking, thrilling, and kick ass.”

Get ready for another raging bender in the months ahead as DRUNK DAD preps new anthems of dissolution for release later this year.

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TEMPLE OF DAGON: New Hymn From West Coast Crust Conjurors Streaming At Invisible Oranges

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

[by Paul Lee]

California crust conjurors, TEMPLE OF DAGON, will release Revelations Of The Spirit this June via Black Voodoo Records. Captured by Alex Estrada (Xibalba, Touche Amore, Silver Snakes et al) at Earth Capital Studios in Los Angeles, California and mastered by Dan Randall (Cannabis Corpse, Iron Reagan, Fucked Up et al) at Mammoth Sound in Alameda, California, the four-track EP is a pure and menacing manifestation of audio punishment based on the life and times of central character, the Horrid King. A soundtrack to self-loathing, self-reflection, self-acceptance and self-love, Revelations Of The Spirit is a cleansing of sorts – rich, scathing and continually illuminating.

In celebration of its impending release, today the heavy-heavers at Invisible Oranges are pleased to dispel the ravaging sounds of third movement, “The Wandering Spirit,” for public ingestion with the band elaborating, “It’s about somebody who forgot their own self-worth and purpose in life, leading them to seek validation through external sources.”

Adds Invisible Oranges, “In ‘The Wandering Spirit,’ the king is at the apex of his crisis and his turmoil manifests itself in Nelson Lopez’s frantic skanks and Alex LiCausi’s utterly gnarly basslines. The undeniable highlight comes right at the three-minute mark, where the band smothers a ’70s Priest-style stomp with a crunchy, straight-up nasty layer of crust. TEMPLE OF DAGON are an exciting proposition from the comfort of home, viscous and volatile in-person and pretty damn dirty. Sounds like Los Angeles alright.”

Follow “The Wandering Spirit” to THIS LOCATION.

Influenced by ’90s-era crust, stenchcore, death metal, thrash, and Lovecraftian lore, TEMPLE OF DAGON was forged in 2009 and quickly reaped an underground following with the release of their clobbering Book Of Azathoth EP. Following a glut of shows and various personnel changes, the band went on to record and self-released their 2010 debut, Rituals Of The Deep. Further blending their crust, punk, thrash, and death metal roots with a heavy dose of d-beat and blasts, the record earned further adulation from hordes in the know with Thrash Head commending the band’s, “pure fucking brutality,” further offering, “this is not only energetic and angry, but even aesthetically melodic with bridging riffs in all the right places! And the vocal dueling going down is heavy, aggressive protestation…This is truly sick!” Added The Bonesaw who named TEMPLE OF DAGON Band Of The Week, “A band whose lyrics are centered around H.P. Lovecraft’s tales of terror, TEMPLE OF DAGON unleashes a unique breed of metal blending death metal, thrash metal, doom, crust punk and New York influenced hardcore grooves.” 2015 finds the band at its most volatile. Having shared stages with the likes of Eyehategod, Hellshock, Doom, Hellbastard and so many others, boasting their most solid lineup to date and a drive unmatched by their peers, Revelations Of The Spirit is wholly scathing in sound, mind and spirit.

Revelations Of The Spirit will be unleashed on June 9th, 2015 digitally and on 10″ vinyl via Black Voodoo Records with preorders to be announced in the coming weeks.

In conjunction with the release, TEMPLE OF DAGON will raze the stages of a dozen cities beginning with an official record release show on June 6th. The following week the band will bring their diseased psalms to Oakland, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, New Orleans, Austin and Phoenix as well as Cruststock 2015 in Anaheim with additional live trauma to be announced soon.

TEMPLE OF DAGON:
6/06/2015 East 7th Punx Warehouse – Los Angeles, CA [info]
6/14/2015 House Show – Oakland, CA [info]
6/15/2015 Blackwater Bar – Portland, OR [info]
6/16/2015 The Mix – Seattle, WA [info]
6/18/2015 Club Scum – Denver, CO [info]
6/19/2015 Hexagon Bar – Minneapolis, MN [info]
6/20/2015 TBA – Madison, WI
6/21/2015 Mousetrap – Chicago, IL [info]
6/23/2015 Spitfire – New Orleans, LA
6/25/2015 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
6/26/2015 TBA – Phoenix, AZ
6/27/2015 The Music Hall @ Cruststock 2015 – Anaheim, CA [info]

For review links, interviews and guest list requests contact liz@earsplitcompound.com.

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SIX FEET UNDER: Crushing Crypt Of The Devil First-Week Chart Numbers Revealed

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Crypt Of The Devil, the latest platter of brutality from iconic death metal merchants, SIX FEET UNDER, crushed the Billboard Charts this week debuting at #13 on the Hard Music Chart, #13 on the Heatseekers Chart, #32 on the Independent Albums Chart, #49 on the Rock Albums Chart, #120 on the Physical Albums Chart and #161 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart! In Canada, Crypt Of The Devil placed at #33 on the Hard Music Chart and #198 on the Top Sellers Chart. On the Official Top 100 Charts in Europe, the record earned the #42 spot in Germany marking it SIX FEET UNDER’s highest charting record pillaging Bringer Of Blood’s German entry at #36 and True Carnage’s entry at #40. Additionally, Crypt Of The Devil nabbed the #20 spot on the Media Markt/Saturn Charts.

Composed by notorious growl tsar, Chris Barnes with Cannabis Corpse bassist/vocalist Phil “Landphil” Hall, Crypt Of The Devil serves as SIX FEET UNDER’s eleventh studio offering and delivers ten venomous odes of murderous death metal barbarity ornamented in Barnes’ haunting prose. Surveying the blackest depths of the human min

Sample the album in all its menacing glory, courtesy of High Times, at THIS LOCATION as well as the band’s Mitch Massie (Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, The Locust etc.)-directed “Open Coffin Orgy” video HERE.

SIX FEET UNDER began as a side project while Barnes – owner of what would become one of the most dominating, groundbreaking and instantly distinguishable voices of the death metal genre – was fronting Cannibal Corpse. SIX FEET UNDER would eventually become a full-fledged entity in 1995 and now stands among the longest standing and successful acts in death metal history, with all but their debut appearing on a Billboard chart.

Crypt Of The Devil is out now on Metal Blade Records. Various order bundles are available today at metalblade.com/sixfeetunder.

“…absolutely fantastic…one of the best in their entire discography.” – Metal Injection

“…a natural evolution from Unborn, while also evoking a sense of rejuvenation.” – Exclaim

“If you’re a fan of death metal and you’ve never heard SIX FEET UNDER before, then you don’t know death metal.” – KNAC.com

“…one of death metal’s most reliable and exciting acts two-decades into an otherwise laughable carrier.” – The Metal Observer

“… the natural successor to the Undead and Unborn releases with added aggression (if that’s possible) both vocal and instrumental… if you are a death metal freak or maybe a Zombie or a Werewolf than this is definitely for you.” – Against Magazine

“A solid effort all around and a fun time to be had by all you death metal maniacs.” – About.com

“If they open a Death Metal Hall of Fame, Chris Barnes should have a wing… another classic.” – Wicked Channel


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DREADLORDS: Haunting Video Rendition Of “Five To One” By The Doors Playing At Cvlt Nation

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

In the steady campaign surrounding DREADLORDSDeath Angel debut LP, released at the end of last year via Not Just Religious Music, the collective has issued a new video for their smoldering rendition of The Doors’ “Five To One” through Cvlt Nation.

The classic original 1968 tune comes ripping back to live through the creepy, gritty DREADLORDS style, rife with riotous angst in the band’s ominous blues delivery. Meshing civil unrest film from the era of the original song with original footage, the write-up accompanying the premiere issues, “With all of the injustices happening around the world right now, and police brutality rampant in our own backyard, this new DREADLORDS cover of The Doors song ‘Five To One’ is extra powerful. The band’s performance of this classic song is fucking UNREAL. Hold on, it gets better – Samantha Viola of the DREADLORDS has created moving visuals to go along with this tune, and CVLT Nation has been given the honor of premiering this video…”

Rise against injustice or simply riot out of spite to DREADLORDS’ ripping cover of “Five To One” at THIS LOCATION.

Prior videos from the clan including “Dreadlords Cometh” can be viewed at Bloody Disgusting RIGHT HERE and “Alone” also through Cvlt Nation HERE.

DREADLORDS have also been confirmed to take part in the inaugural Shadow Woods Metal Fest in rural Southern Pennsylvania in September. The three-day open-air camping and music festival will run from September 25th through 27th, and will see DREADLORDS performing alongside the likes of Anagnorisis, Anicon, Dendritic Arbor, Hivelords, Immortal Bird, Iron Man, Menace Ruine, Midnight, Occultation, Psalm Zero, Unsacred, Velnias, Wormreich, Zud and dozens of other eclectic underground artists. Additional live actions from the horde are also being confirmed for announcement in the days ahead.

DREADLORDS Live:

9/25-27/2015 Mountain Lake Summer Camp – Fannettsburg, PA @ Shadow Woods Metal Fest [info]

Containing members of Panther Modern and T.O.M.B., DREADLORDS boasts a cruel brew of organic traditional blues and crushingly dark Americana, which is intermittently infused with the slight presence of psychedelic black metal and noise experimentation. On Death Angel, the somewhat elusive sect releases thirty-eight minutes of bizarre and unique blues-based odes to Lucifer in the same wayward path as their previously released recordings carried to more explorative depths of the darkest realms of blues-based rock and roll. Recorded during the Winter of January 2013 at Satan’s Palace Recording Studios, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the album features Brian Zimmerman on banjo, Samantha Viola on drums, bells and ritual implements, and J. Gannon on vocals, with guest vocals on the title track by Susan Bones. Death Angel was released in December via Not Just Religious Music, on LP limited to 500 copies, with 200 on black and 300 on random colors, each including a download code, and digital formats. Place orders and stream the album in its entirety HERE.

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