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LIFELESS: American Aftermath Delivers Fresh Beating From New Jersey Hardcore Quintet With “Surrender” Premiere And Interview

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

A fresh auditory beating from New Jersey’s LIFELESS is now available via an exclusive premiere of “Surrender” courtesy of American Aftermath. The track hails from the gloomy hardcore quintet’s sophomore LP, Dream, which is now just three weeks from its official release via Southeastern Pennsylvania-based Fast Break! Records, and is hereby released into the public alongside an interrogation with the band on their upcoming album and tons more.

Unleash the punishing groove of “Surrender” through American Aftermath now at THIS LOCATION.

Also check out Dream’s opening track “Never” via Revolver RIGHT HERE.

LIFELESS will be touring abroad heavily throughout the year in support of Dream, including their confirmed co-headlining slot With Wisdom In Chains at Brick By Brick Fest in Altoona, Pennsylvania on Saturday, February 28th, a mini-tour surrounding their performance at Southeast Beast 2015 on April 4th and 5th in Jacksonville, Florida, alongside Life Of Agony, Biohazard, H20, Cro-Mags, Earth Crisis and many more and a record release show in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania on April 18th. A full Dream record release show tour weekend is coming together for April, to be followed by additional regional touring throughout North America, an August European tour and tons of additional performances to be announced.

LIFELESS Tour Dates:
2/28/2015 Pellegrine’s Lounge – Altoona, PA @ Brick By Brick Fest
3/01/2015 Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA
4/05/2015 Club Aqua – Jacksonville, FL @ Southeast Beast
4/18/2015 West Side Park – Nanticoke, PA * record release show
4/19/2015 TBA – New Jersey * record release show
7/11/2015 TBA – Detroit, MI

The long awaited follow up to the 2011 break out full length NLFTW, LIFELESS returns from what seems like some hellish, haunted purgatory, inhabited by the demons and ghosts that hide in the often over looked shadows of our daily lives. Pulling back that curtain the band reveals their starkest and most absolute vision to date. Grinding out a master piece of pain with cold fists and dead eyes, it’s evident that LIFELESS has spent the past few years cutting their teeth to razor sharp prowess with those ghosts in the shadows, and as a result have created one of the tightest, darkest, and most interesting hardcore albums in recent memory, with a dozen demoralizing tracks recorded and produced by Len Carmichael. Dream unloads aggression prime for fans of Born From Pain, Crowbar, Hatebreed, Merauder, Cold As Life and 100 Demons and will see release on CD, several colors of 12” vinyl and through all major digital outlets on March 24th. Wearing the sounds of their East Coast hardcore heroes and peers with pride, a tumultuous undertow of downtrodden metal rage influences each anthem on the gloomy Dream LP.

Preorders for Dream are now available, the vinyl in a wide range of color variations limited to 400 copies, alongside additional merch options, RIGHT HERE.

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UFOMAMMUT Releases Track From New LP And Interview Through Several Global Branches Of Noisey; Fifth Making-Of Ecate Video Released + Preorders Posted

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

In a multi-nation takeover, multiple international branches of Vice Magazine’s music channel, Noisey, have cooperatively premiered “Plouton,” the gargantuan second movement on UFOMAMMUT’s impending seventh LP, Ecate. In addition to leak of the new track, the fifth installment of short videos documenting the mammoth undertaking of the Ecate recording sessions has been posted, focusing on the album’s vocals being harnessed, and preorder packages for the mighty record have also been activated.

As with the rest of Ecate, “Plouton” is a bit varied from the majority of UFOMAMMUT’s vast recorded catalog, the album unloading a more dense and upbeat percussive and riffage attack, taking the band’s cosmic, psychedelic tones to some of their most devastating capabilities in the band’s now decade-and-a-half-long mission. At just over three minutes in length, “Plouton” consumes only a fractional amount of time compared to most of their extensive doom/sludge anthems, but helps create a distressing amount of tension early in the album which uncoils and consumes everything in earshot over the subsequent tracks. Spearheaded by Noisey’s Brazilian sect, the magazine’s American and Italian branches have also joined the mission to help disseminate the premiere of “Plouton” to as much of the globe as possible. The track is joined by an interview with the band on the creation of Ecate and their upcoming international tour plans following the album’s release, once again through Neurosis’ mighty label cult, Neurot Recordings, in conjunction with the band’s own Supernatural Cat Records.

Endure “Plouton” and the interview with UFOMAMMUT now at Noisey Brazil HERE, US HERE and Italy HERE.

Scope the fifth of seven mini-documentaries on Ecate’s recording process at THIS LOCATION and stand by for the final episode to leak in the coming days. Also catch up with part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4.

Preorders for Ecate including limited edition vinyl, CD, shirt, and bundle deals are now available. In North America stop by the Neurot Recordings store HERE and internationally click to Supernatural Cat’s store HERE.

UFOMAMMUT’s massive international tour in support of Ecate begins directly after its release, with several Italian shows preceding their two-week European tour with the UK’s Conan, and including appearances at both of this year’s Desertfest events in London and Berlin. And May and June will see the band on their first-ever tour of North America. Initiated by their anticipated performance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest with lablemates Yob, Neurosis and countless others, UFOMAMMUT’s month-long North America Spring 2015 will run from May 13th through June 13th, with direct support from Relapse Records’ Usnea.

UFOMAMMUT Ecate European Tour Dates:
4/04/2015 e20 Underground – Montecchio Maggiore IT
4/10/2015 Bloom – Mezzago IT
4/18/2015 Impetus festival – Delemont CH
4/19/2015 Glazart – Paris FR w/ Conan
4/21/2015 Forum – Bielefeld DE w/Conan
4/22/2015 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden DE w/ Conan
4/23/2015 Feierwerk – Munich DE w/ Conan
4/24/2015 Desertfest – Berlin DE w/ Conan
4/25/2015 AB – Brussels BE w/ Conan
4/26/2015 Desertfest – London UK w/ Conan
4/28/2015 Vortex – Siegen DE w/ Conan
4/29/2015 Kellerclub – Stuttgart DE
4/30/2015 Weekender Club – Innsbruck AT

UFOMAMMUT North America Spring 2015 w/ Usnea:
5/13/2015 Reggies – Chicago, IL
5/14/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
5/15/2015 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
5/16/2015 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
5/17/2015 Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
5/19/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/20/2015 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
5/21/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD [no Usnea]
5/22/2015 King’s – Raleigh, NC
5/23/2015 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
5/25/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
5/26/2015 Walter’s – Houston, TX
5/27/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX
5/29/2015 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
5/30/2015 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
5/31/2015 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
6/02/2015 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
6/03/2015 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
6/04/2015 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
6/05/2015 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR [no Usnea]
6/06/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR
6/07/2015 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
6/08/2015 Neurolux – Boise, ID
6/09/2015 Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT
6/10/2015 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
6/12/2015 Turf Club – St Paul, MN
6/13/2015 Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI

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WINO and CONNY OCHS Debut First Single From Freedom Conspiracy LP Through Classic Rock Magazine; Preorders Posted + Wino To Support Black Label Society

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

With as much vibrant, organic beauty coursing through its veins as it has distressed melancholy, the new collaborative LP from WINO & CONNY OCHS titled Freedom Conspiracy is being prepared for release via Exile On Mainstream Records, and today the maiden single from the record has been made available courtesy of Classic Rock Magazine.

Over the course of Freedom Conspiracy’s lucky thirteen anthems of top-tier contemporary Americana, tales of regret, love, loss and redemption come alive through the dynamic dual guitarist and singer/songwriter approach of these two iconic artists, and one of its most heart-wrenching tunes would undoubtedly be its fifth track, “Shards.” With a beautiful blend of electric slide and acoustic guitar tracks and the layered, clear vocals of both CONNY OCHS and SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH telling the tale of a man whose heart and soul are beyond broken — they’re shattered into a thousand pieces — and his attempts to sort himself back into once piece from amidst the wreckage.

Let WINO & CONNY OCHS break you down with “Shards” courtesy of Classic Rock Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Germany’s Exile On Mainstream Records, responsible for several previous releases from both WINO and CONNY OCHS, including their maiden collaborative album, Heavy Kingdom, will release Freedom Conspiracy in North America on March 31st, and Earsplit Distro is proud to be the exclusive stateside distributor of the LP! Imported from Germany, the vinyl version is pressed on 180-gram black vinyl in a reverse board sleeve with thermographic print and an extensive booklet, the CD packaged in a mini-gatefold with booklet and matt laminate varnish. The first fifteen preorders of the LP will also receive a FREE copy of CONNY OCHSSuiciety 7”, including two new songs and an outtake from the Raw Love Songs sessions, initially released to accompany OCHS’ recent European tour with labelmates, Kristian Harting and Friedemann, limited to 300 copies worldwide.

Preorders can be placed in the US right HERE and internationally HERE.

With tour plans for WINO & CONNY OCHS to take their new anthems on the road across Europe, North America and beyond are in the works, WINO has been confirmed as direct solo support for Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society on a special twelve-city US tour this Spring. From April 3rd through 19th the caravan will trek through the country with shows in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, Colorado, Utah and California. Additionally, CONNY OCHS has planned several European solo excursions including a Spring Italiano mini-tour and a variety of Summer festivals, with more to be announced.

WINO Unblackened Tour w/ Black Label Society:
4/03/2015 The Paramout – Huntington, NY
4/04/2015 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NJ
4/06/2015 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
4/08/2015 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
4/10/2015 Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
4/11/2015 Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI
4/12/2015 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
4/14/2015 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
4/16/2015 Mesa Theater & Club – Grand Junction, CO
4/17/2015 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
4/18/2015 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
4/19/2015 City National Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA

CONNY OCHS Tour Dates:
3/27/2015 Distrò – La Spezia IT
3/28/2015 Socio – Massa Carrara IT
4/03/2015 Bardamu / Calderara di Reno – Bologna IT
4/04/2015 La Girada – Udine IT
4/06/2015 Maximum Festival – Zerobranco IT
5/16/2015 Maximum Circus Festival – Berlin DE
5/29/2015 Eulenbruch Festival – Rostock DE

The anxiously anticipated second collaborative LP from American doom metal legend and solo artist, SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH, and iconic German singer/songwriter, CONNY OCHS, entitled Freedom Conspiracy, is finally upon us. Recorded at Kabumm Studio with producer Thommy Krawallo, as was their Heavy Kingdom LP, the newest collection of ambitious, harrowing and beautiful music created by WINO & CONNY OCHS not only brings forth the same quality of organically conceived folk/rock fans of the previous album should expect, it simply excels in every imaginable aspect. Freedom Conspiracy’s approach is slightly different from Heavy Kingdom as it has been created in a much more organic way with rudimentary ideas brought in by each and then carved into songs by both together. Fusing acoustic and electric guitars and with both artists’ standout vocal styles searing through these thirteen well-crafted brand new hymns, the album delivers forty-five minutes of some of the most refined, dynamic and unforgettable folk/rock music in years. Fans of Woodie Guthrie, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Bob Dylan, The Black Crowes, Scott Kelly, Mike Scheidt and the like should make sure this duo is on your radar.

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SUBURBAN SCUM Drops Early First Single From Ultimate Annihilation Debut LP Via Lambgoat; US Tour Begins Today

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The first single from the upcoming debut LP by New Jersey’s SUBURBAN SCUM has been has been released early through Lambgoat as the band takes their bruising new anthems cruising across the country on tour today.

SUBURBAN SCUM has just wrapped up production on their debut full-length release at the Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey with producer Will Putney (Body Count, Vision Of Disorder, The Acacia Strain), the man also responsible for mixing and mastering the album. Now confirmed to wear the title Ultimate Annihilation, the new album takes the riotous, straightforward energy of the band’s previous recordings to a dynamic new level of ferociousness through a dozen crushing tracks of full-bore Jersey hardcore. Ultimate Annihilation also bears guest vocal contributions from Justice Tripp (Trapped Under Ice, Angel Du$t), Brendan Garrone (Incendiary), and Gregory Falchetto (The Mongoloids), and has is fitted with cover artwork by Jesse Schallart (Skeletonwitch, Xibalba, Discourse). Troy, New York-based Closed Casket Activities, also responsible for SUBURBAN SCUM’s split LP with Xibalba, will release Ultimate Annihilation on vinyl as well as through all major digital platforms early this Summer with a final street date to be announced shortly.

The first taste of blood to be shed from SUBURBAN SCUM’s Ultimate Annihilation has just been spat forth via Lambgoat, with the exclusive premiere of the album’s “Death Is Destiny” playing RIGHT HERE.

Ultimate Annihilation Track Listing:
1. The Beginning Of The End
2. Ultimate Annihilation
3. Forced Through Fire
4. Zero Tolerence
5. Love And Hate
6. Pain Is Promised
7. Ready For War
8. Misery Loves Company
9. Six Feet Under
10. Watch It Burn
11. The Calm Before The Storm
12. Death Is Destiny

The band’s first video, additional audio and more on Ultimate Annihilation will inundate the masses over the coming weeks.

The latest live actions from SUBURBAN SCUM begin today as the band hits the highways alongside Bent Life and Misery supporting the co-headlining Rotting Out and Expire tour, raging through the Western half of the country from March 3rd through the 22nd. SUBURBAN SCUM will also perform on the second day of the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest on Saturday, April 18th with Testament, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, Nails, Indecision, Incendiary and others followed by the first day of the Black N’ Blue Bowl in NYC on May 16th with The Regulators, Candiria, Madball, Earth Crisis, Turnstile and more.

SUBURBAN SCUM Tour Dates:
3/03/2015 Korova – San Antonio, TX
3/04/2015 Electric Banana – El Paso, TX
3/05/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
3/06/2015 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ
3/07/2015 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
3/08/2015 Metro Sideroom – Oakland, CA
3/09/2015 RBU Davis University – Sacramento, CA
3/10/2015 Holland Project – Reno, NV
3/11/2015 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
3/12/2015 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
3/13/2015 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
3/14/2015 Minehaha Freespace – Minneapolis, MN
3/15/2015 The Borg Ward – Milwaukee, WI
3/16/2015 The Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
3/17/2015 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH
3/18/2015 Legends – Covington, KY
3/19/2015 The Demo – St Louis, MO
3/20/2015 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
3/21/2015 Walters – Houston, TX
3/22/2015 QuikTrip Park – Grand Prairie, TX @ South By So What?!
4/10/2015 Game Changer World – Howell, NJ w/ No Warning, Breakdown, Foundation, Think I Care, King Nine
4/18/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
5/16/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY @ Black N’ Blue Bowl

Since 2010 SUBURBAN SCUM has been busy touring abroad in addition to releasing multiple recordings, including their Infernal War EP with Ride The Fury Records, the 2012-released Hanging By A Thread EP on 6131 Records, a split 7” with Incendiary via Closed Casket Activities and most recently a split 12” with Xibalba also on Closed Casket released last year. Their clear-cut delivery is elementally hardcore to the bone; completely enraged and outspoken, with enough metal to make its presence known and not overthrow the core of the songs, their lyrics streetwise but realistic. Having made their presence known on tour with the likes of Expire, Rotting Out, Backtrack, Harm’s Way, Bitter End, Downpresser and many others, and their energetic performances at major festivals including This Is Hardcore, Sound & Fury, United Blood, Rain Fest and more have been well-documented with Youtube visual evidence and mass reports of bodily harm during performances.

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – March 2nd, 2015

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

THE COMPOUND & EARSPLIT DISTRO Update: GODHUNTER And AMIGO THE DEVIL, LAE, WINO & CONNY OCHS & MoreTHE EARSPLIT COMPOUND continues to infiltrate the populous with quality non-mainstream music through its three subdivided branches of public propaganda — EARSPLIT PR, THE COMPOUND RECS, and EARSPLIT DISTRO – and here declares the latest actions on behalf of its label and mailorder sects for the first quarter of 2015. [More…]

DORO: Reigning Queen Of Metal To Kick Off US Tour! – Reigning queen of metal, DORO PESCH, is readying to kick off another stretch of US tour dates next week. [More…]

SOLEFALD: New Hymn From Norwegian Avant Norse Folk Duo Streaming At Revolver; World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud To See Release In North America Tomorrow! – Tomorrow, Indie Recordings will unleash World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud from Norway’s prized Avant Norse folk duo, SOLEFALD, upon North American ears. [More…]

YDI: Southern Lord To Release Complete Discography From Philadelphia Hardcore Crew This April – This April, Southern Lord will release the complete discography of Philadelphia’s iconic hardcore crew, YDI. [More…]

USNEA: North American Spring Tour With Ufomammut Confirmed – Following the release of their Relapse Records debut, Random Cosmic Violence, Portland, Oregon’s sludge/doom destroyers, USNEA, have been confirmed as the sole support act for Ufomammut’s upcoming first-ever North American tour this Spring. [More…]

GRISTNAM: Cvlt Nation Hosts Two New Traumatic Tunes From Louisiana Sludge Grind Assassins; Even Less Out Now Via Housecore RecordsEven Less is the latest full-length from Louisiana sludge grind assassins, GRISTNAM. [More…]

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO: Gasconha Rocks LP Out In North America Today On Suicidal Records; Rockfarmers Documentary Teaser ReleasedGasconha Rock, the acclaimed fourth album from Mont de Marsan, France’s dynamic guitar and drums rock duo, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO, is officially out today in North America via Suicidal Tendencies’-run Suicidal Records, just ahead of the band’s stateside return to take part in SXSW 2015. [More…]

BEHEMOTH: Devil’s Conquistadors Out NOW Via Metal Blade Records; Loudwire Reveals New Book Excerpts + Co-Headlining Tour With Cannibal Corpse Rolls On – Metal Blade Records is very pleased to unleash Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors to the masses. [More…]

KEEP OF KALESSIN: New Hymn From Norwegian Black Metal Faction Streaming At Cryptic Rock; Epistemology Out TODAY In North America Via Indie Recordings – Two-time Norwegian Grammy nominees, KEEP OF KALESSIN, today unleashes their long-anticipated new full-length in North America via Indie Recordings. [More…]

ULCERATE Announces Australasia MMXV Tour Dates – Cutting-edge death metal outfit, ULCERATE, has announced a run of Spring and early Summer tour dates throughout Australia and their native New Zealand. [More…]

MAESTUS: Blackened Doom Collective To Release Debut Full-Length Next Week; New Hymn Streaming At Cvlt Nation + Preorders Available – Pacific Northwestern blackened doom unit, MAESTUS, will unleash their debut full-length, Voir Dire, next week via a joint venture between Domestic Genocide Records and Glossolalia Records. [More…]

FULGORA: Full-Length From Grindcore/Death Unit Featuring Members Of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index & Agoraphobic Nosebleed Streaming In Its Entirety At Decibel; Preorders AvailableStratagem is the forthcoming, seven-track skull-crusher from grindcore/death perpetrators, FULGORA. [More…]

LIGHTNING BOLT: Long-Running Noise Duo Prepares For US Live Takeover; Fantasy Empire Release Day Draws Near – Long-running Rhode Island noise duo, LIGHTNING BOLT, will kick off a mammoth US tour this Spring. [More…]

JADED STAR: Greek Act Featuring Visions Of Atlantis And Iced Earth Alumni Leaks Details Of Sensory Records-Bound DebutJADED STAR, the dynamic Greece-based outfit featuring former members of Visions Of Atlantis, Iced Earth and many others, has divulged new details of their impending debut album, Memories From The Future, which is nearing April release via Sensory Records. [More…]

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver’s Doomiest To Kick Off US Tour; Additional Dates Confirmed – Denver doom duo, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, will kick off their US live takeover next week. [More…]

PYRRHON: New York Experimental Death Metal Strategists Announce European Tour – New York experimental death metal strategists, PYRRHON, have announced their first ever European tour. [More…]

WRATH OF VESUVIUS: West Coast Technical Death Outfit To Drop New Full-Length This June; Studio Footage/Track Sampler Revealed + US Tour To Kick Off Tomorrow – California technical death metal architects and recent Unique Leader signees, WRATH OF VESUVIUS, otherwise known as WRVTH, will release their third full-length this June. [More…]

ARTILLERY: Denmark Thrash Veterans Announce United Legions Tour 2015 – Denmark thrash metal veterans, ARTILLERY, will return to the US this Spring. [More…]

ENABLERS: San Francisco Outfit Returns With Fifth Album Of Gripping Post-Post-Rock, The Rightful Pivot; European Tour Booked – San Francisco’s ENABLERS will release their fifth full-length album, The Rightful Pivot, this April with their longtime collaborators Exile On Mainstream handling the CD release in conjunction with Lancashire and Somerset handling the LP and Atypeek Music releasing the album digitally. [More…]

IRIS DIVINE Releases New Single From Sensory Records Debut; Exclusive Track Premiere And Gear Feature Live At PureGrainAudio – Northern Virginia’s progressive hard rock/metal trio, IRIS DIVINE, has released another new single from their impending debut full-length release, Karma Sown, which will hit the streets worldwide via Sensory Records on March 31st. [More…]

WHITECHAPEL Kicks Off Brotherhood Of The Blade Headlining Tour; “Let Me Burn” Video Unveiled – Top 10 Billboard charting metal collective, WHITECHAPEL, will return to the road again tomorrow for the Brotherhood Of The Blade Tour. [More…]

MINSK: Midwest Atmospheric Metal Conjurors Unveil New Tune; The Crash & The Draw To See Release In April – Scattered between the sleepy city of Peoria and metropolis of Chicago and drawing inspiration from a remote Belarusian city that has been burned to the ground only to be rebuilt like a phoenix rising from its own ashes, MINSK has been cultivating sonic exploration and alchemical outpourings since 2002. [More…]

Contact liz@earsplitcompound.com, dave@earsplitcompound.com or pr@earsplitcompound.com for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.

EARSPLIT ARTISTS ON TOUR:
ABSTRACTER - AEON - APEX FEST VI - ARMORED SAINT – ARTILLERY  - BEHEMOTH  - BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – THE BODY – BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH -  CANCER BATS – CANNIBAL CORPSE  – CDC – CLASSHOLE - COWARDS - THE DRIP – DISCOURSE – DISGRACE – DORO -  DRAGONFORCE – THE DRIP – EARTH – ENABLERS –  ENSIFERUM –EYEHATEGOD – FUCKING INVINCIBLE – GNAW THEIR TONGUES – GOATSNAKE – GOATWHORE – HALSHUG – HOD – IDES OF GEMINI – IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT -  IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS - INANIMATE EXISTENCE - IN DEFENCE  -  JADED STAR – KING PARROT – LAGO – LIFELESS – LIGHTNING BOLT – LO-PAN – MAESTUS – NEUROSIS – OBLITERATIONS -  OCCULTATION – PISS VORTEX –  POISON IDEA -  POWER TRIP – POWERED WIG MACHINE – PRIMITIVE MAN - PRIMORDIAL – PYRRHON – REVOCATION – STOP BREATHING – SUBURBAN SCUM – SWEET COBRA – TAKEN BY THE SUN – THEOLOGIAN -  UFOMAMMUT – USNEA – VIOLENT REACTION – WHITECHAPPEL - WOLVHAMMER – WRVTH – YOB – ZEX

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WHITECHAPEL TO Kick Off Brotherhood Of The Blade Headlining Tour Tomorrow; “Let Me Burn” Video Unveiled

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Top 10 Billboard charting metal collective, WHITECHAPEL, will return to the road again tomorrow for the Brotherhood Of The Blade Tour. The journey will take the Tennessee natives from Memphis through the Midwest and includes an appearance at Self Help Fest in San Bernardino, California March 7th alongside The Devil Wears Prada, Pierce The Veil, Stick to Your Guns, The Ghost Inside, and more. For tickets and information, visit selfhelpfest.com.

In conjunction with the tour’s kick off, WHITECHAPEL have unveiled a video for “Let Me Burn,” from their critically-lauded Our Endless War full-length issued last year via Metal Blade Records. For “Let Me Burn,” the band collaborated with director Mitch Massie (Cattle Decapitation, The Dillinger Escape Plan et al) who brought the track’s lyrics to to life in gloriously gory fashion; this video is not for those with a weak constitution.

WHITECHAPEL vocalist Phil Bozeman explains: “The basis of the video is about a man, his wife and daughter. The story depicts the degradation of the man and him going insane. He kills his wife and eventually douses himself in gasoline and begs his daughter to strike the match. But the whole point of the story is that the man has everything he wants and needs, but has no control over his mind and suffers with clinical insanity/schizophrenia and regrets everything he has done.” Guitarist Alex Wade adds: “It’s our first time trying a story based video versus a performance video with us playing and we’re really happy with how it came out. Phil’s idea for the concept of the video mixed with Mitch Massie’s directing developed a very dark and sinister feel that represents the song well.”

Check out the video, currently hosted by Bloody Disgusting, at THIS LOCATION.

WHITECHAPEL:
2/28/2015 Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
3/01/2015 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
3/02/2015 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
3/03/2015 Sokol Underground – Omaha, NE
3/05/2015 Murray Theater – Murray, UT
3/07/2015 NOS Events Center (Self Help Fest) – San Bernardino, CA
3/08/2015 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
3/09/2015 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
3/10/2015 Jakes Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX
3/11/2015 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
3/12/2015 Juanita’s – Little Rock, AR

WHITECHAPEL will be touring in support of their Our Endless War full-length issued in April via Metal Blade Records. Their most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release to date, the album debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart, #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current) and #2 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart. Check out videos for “Worship The Digital Age” and “Our Endless War” at youtube.com/metalbladerecords.

“…fantastic…definitely one of WHITECHAPEL’s best albums.” – Metal Injection

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IRIS DIVINE Releases New Single From Sensory Records Debut; Exclusive Track Premiere And Gear Feature Live At PureGrainAudio

Friday, February 27th, 2015
[photo by Robert Fortenberry]

Northern Virginia’s progressive hard rock/metal trio, IRIS DIVINE, has released another new single from their impending debut full-length release, Karma Sown, which will hit the streets worldwide via Sensory Records on March 31st. The opening track from Karma Sown, “The Everlasting Sea” thunders with almost six-and-a-half minutes of sonic enormity, displaying the outfit’s heavier metal influences as well as the more serene and beautiful elements of IRIS DIVINE’s vibrant sound. This new anthem is now available for streaming through an exclusive premiere at PureGrainAudio, who also just published a gear feature with bassist Brian Dobbs.

Explore the depths of “The Everlasting Sea” HERE and the extensive gear interview on IRIS DIVINE’s sound HERE, both courtesy of PureGrainAudio.

The band also previously released Karma Sown’s third track, “A Suicide Aware,” at THIS LOCATION.

Sensory Records will release Karma Sown worldwide on CD and digitally on March 31st, 2015. Additional album details, audio teasers, preorder links and much more will be released over the coming weeks, including 2015 tour dates for IRIS DIVINE.

IRIS DIVINE Live:
5/03/2015 Empire – West Springfield, VA w/ Haken

With a brand of emotional, progressive hard rock/metal not quite like anything else out there, IRIS DIVINE is musically rooted in the raw energy and rhythmic interplay of Rush and King’s X. Fans of dark, guitar-driven rock bands from Alice In Chains, Deftones to the contemporary metal riffing of Lamb of God and Pantera will connect to the heavy core of the band’s modern sound. Add to that progressive complexity and moody synths inspired by Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree, and a liberal dose of memorable hooks and melodies, to understand some elements of the band’s sound. And yet, the band has a distinct identity, not quite sounding like any of the aforementioned bands, and with an emotional urgency that pulls subtly from alternative and other influences. Embodied by vocalist/guitarist Navid Rashid, drummer/programmer Kris Combs and bassist Brian Dobbs, IRIS DIVINE’s glorious debut full-length, Karma Sown, is a triumph of a debut album, immediate and memorable but revealing layers and depth upon repeated listens. The record was produced by IRIS DIVINE, engineered by Drew Mazurek and Farhad Hossain, mixed by Drew Mazurek, and mastered by Brian J. Anthony, and its cover art conceived by Kris Combs and executed by Visual Decay.

http://www.irisdivine.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/irisdivine
https://twitter.com/irisdivineband
http://www.lasersedgegroup.com/labels/sensory-records
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ENABLERS: San Francisco Outfit Returns With Fifth Album Of Gripping Post-Post-Rock, The Rightful Pivot; European Tour Booked

Friday, February 27th, 2015

San Francisco’s ENABLERS will release their fifth full-length album, The Rightful Pivot, this April with their longtime collaborators Exile On Mainstream handling the CD release in conjunction with Lancashire and Somerset handling the LP and Atypeek Music releasing the album digitally. Formed in 2002, ENABLERS’ subsequent four LPs and two EPs have all achieved a certifiable non-compliance with standard approaches to “spoken word” music, and their latest proves to be a further development in the band’s powerful sense for difference and absolute indifference to classification. The Rightful Pivot will come as a treat to explorers of unique expression.

Since the 2004 release of their first LP, End Note (Neurot Recordings), ENABLERS has established a new direction in spoken word music. The prose and poetry of Pete Simonelli (published poet, writer, and audiobook narrator) is intricately woven into the dynamic interplay of guitarists Joe Goldring (former Swans, Toiling Midgets, Touched By A Janitor) and Kevin Thomson (former Nice Strong Arm, Timco, Touched By A Janitor), and is punctuated by drummer Sam Ospovat (PIKI, Beep!, tUnE-yArDs, William Winant). Musically, the compositions range from melodic minimalism to heavy, rhythmically challenging thickets of sound. Following End Note was Output Negative Space (Neurot Recordings) and Tundra (Exile on Mainstream) as well as two EP’s featuring extended improvisations (The Achievement on Awesome Vistas and Now You Can Answer My Prayers on Lancashire and Somerset). With an almost entirely DIY approach to touring and intense live performances, the band continually pleases fans in the underground of the European continent and the UK, and have earned merit as a consistently visible band, always on the road. Their last release, Blown Realms and Stalled Explosions (Exile On Mainstream and Lancashire and Somerset Dance Society), found ENABLERS evolving even more. The record’s textural and evocative sound realized a new direction while maintaining the distinct elements of musicianship and imagination that made the previous releases so engaging.

And now ENABLERS return with The Rightful Pivot – an album incorporating their several stages, stops and progressions of a stunning career. Recalling some of the early days in rough and direct approaches without sacrificing any of the maturity of songwriting inherent to its predecessors, The Rightful Pivot comes across like brackets around what the band was, is, and will eventually become. The album was recorded and mixed by Desmond Shea and Joe Goldring at Coast Recorders S.F. and mastered by Doug Henderson at Micro-Moose Berlin.

The Rightful Pivot will see official release on April 10th. Check out the trailer for the album HERE.


The Rightful Pivot Track Listing:
1. Went Right
2. She Calls After You
3. The Percentages
4. Look
5. Solo
6. Good Shit
7. West Virginia
8. Enopolis

ENABLERS will be touring Europe once again starting in early March, with a more than month-long trek taking them through early April. Additional live dates will be added and announced in the coming days.

ENABLERS Tour Dates:
3/02/2015 Chaff – Brussels, BE
3/03/2015 La Zone – Liege, BE
3/04/2015 Le Petit Bain – Paris, FR
3/05/2015 Periscope – Lyon, FR
3/06/2015 Black Sheep – Montpellier, FR
3/07/2015 Les Pavillons Sauvages - Toulouse, FR
3/08/2015 Satellite T – Bilbao, SP
3/10/2015 Lata de Zinc - Oviedo, SP
3/11/2015 Club Vila Real - Villa Real, SP
3/12/2015 Musicbox – Lisbon, SP
3/13/2015 The New Rio Pincon Sound - Don Benito, SP
3/14/2015 La Faena – Madrid, SP
3/15/2015 Centro Cultural Las Armas - Zaragoza, SP
3/16/2015 Lupita Del Raval – Barcelona, SP
3/18/2015 L’embobineuse – Marseilles, FR
3/19/2015 Teatro Della Maddalena - Genova, IT
3/20/2015 Circolo Agora – Milan, IT
3/21/2015 Freakout – Bologna, IT
3/22/2015 Stadtwerkstadt – Linz, AU
3/24/2015 007 – Prague, CZ
3/25/2015 Klub Re – Krakow, PL
3/26/2015 Dwa Osiem – Warsaw, PL
3/27/2015 Ut Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
3/28/2015 Shockoladen – Berlin, DE
3/29/2015 Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE
3/31/2015 The Joker – Brighton, UK
4/01/2015 The Cube – Bristol, UK
4/02/2015 Gullivers – Manchester, UK
4/03/2015 The Maze – Nottingham, UK
4/04/2015 Electrowerkz - London, UK
4/05/2015 Ramsgate Music Hall - Kent, UK

http://www.enablerssf.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Enablers/212885122067703
http://enablers.bandcamp.com
http://www.mainstreamrecords.de
http://atypeekmusic.com
http://www.lancashireandsomerset.co.uk

ARTILLERY: Denmark Thrash Veterans Announce United Legions Tour 2015

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Denmark thrash metal veterans, ARTILLERY, will return to the US this Spring. Set to initiate on April 9th in San Jose, the United Legions Tour will weave its way through seventeen cities before wrapping up on April 27th in Salt Lake City. ARTILLERY will be joined by Striker, VX36, Potential Threat and Dahlmers Realm.

Comments the band: “It’s with a great pleasure that ARTILLERY are returning to the United States, this time as a headliner for the United Legions tour together with Striker and VX36. We cannot wait to play songs from Legions together with our old songs from Terror Squad, Khomaniac and more! Come and join the Legions!”

ARTILLERY w/ Striker, VX36, Potential Threat, Dahlmers Realm:
4/09/2015 Rock Bar Theatre – San Jose, CA
4/10/2015 Five Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
4/11/2015 The Drunken Lass – Prescott, AZ
4/12/2015 Blue Max – Midland, TX
4/13/2015 The Three Links – Deep Ellum, TX
4/14/2015 The Dirty Dog – Bar Austin, TX
4/15/2015 Walter’s – Houston, TX
4/16/2015 Siberia- New Orleans, LA
4/17/2015 West End Live – Orlando, FL
4/19/2015 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
4/21/2015 The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
4/22/2015 The Syndicate Venue – Birmingham, AL
4/23/2015 Good Time Charlie’s – Tupelo, MS
4/24/2015 The Metal Grille RK NYDM Spring Bash 2015 – Cudahy, WI
4/25/2015 Vaudeville Mews Des – Moines, IA
4/26/2015 Bushwacker’s Saloon – Denver, CO
4/27/2015 The Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.artillery.dk
http://www.facebook.com/ARTILLERY.DK

PYRRHON: New York Experimental Death Metal Strategists Announce European Tour

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

New York experimental death metal strategists, PYRRHON, have announced their first ever European tour. Featuring support from French grinders Department Of Correction, the trek will commence on April 10th in Paris, France and runs through April 25th in Plymouth, United Kingdom.

The band will be touring in support of their sophomore full-length and Relapse debut, The Mother Of Virtues. Released in early 2014, PYRRHON’s The Mother Of Virtues take its listeners on a traumatic sonic voyage into the darkest portals of musical severity with a mind-altering synthesis of clanging death, dark jazz rhythms, twisted storytelling and subtle shades of otherworldly psychedelia. Heavy Blog Is Heavy calls the record, “delightfully off-kilter and forever twisting,” Pitchfork dubs it, “…interesting and audacious…” while Noisey elaborates, “NYC’s PYRRHON sits alone in the fold between a pair of local giants, Unsane and Suffocation. The band clearly leans on its nerdier than thou technical death metal approach to provide the backbone of what they do, but for some of the breakdowns and parts that surround the fretboard wizardry is a devotion to the noisy, misanthropy found on records by Today Is The Day and most of the early Am-Rep roster. It’s a mix of intelligent hatred that could only come from the five boroughs…”

PYRRHON also recently unveiled an official music video for the track “Sleeper Agent.” The seizure-inducing clip was directed by David Hall (Brutal Truth, Fuck The Facts) and can be viewed HERE.

PYRRHON w/ Department Of Correction:
4/10/2015 Cirque Electrique – Paris, FR
4/11/2015 TBA – Poitiers, FR
4/12/2015 Canadian Café – Tours, FR
4/13/2015 Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse, FR
4/14/2015 Secret Place – Montpellier, FR
4/15/2015 Raymond Bar – Clermont Ferrand, FR
4/16/2015 L’Assomoir – Saint Etienne, FR
4/17/2015 La Tannerie – Bourg En Bresse, FR
4/18/2015 Caffette – Bern, CH
4/19/2015 Epplehaus – Tubingen, DE
4/20/2015 Péniche Inside Out – Liege, BE
4/21/2015 Unicorn – London, UK
4/22/2015 Temples of Boom – Leeds, UK
4/23/2015 Northumberland Arms – Newcastle, UK
4/24/2015 Alma Inn – Bolton, UK
4/25/2015 Tiki Pub – Plymouth, UK

Stream The Mother Of Virtues in full via BandCamp HERE and pick up the album via Relapse HERE and iTunes HERE.



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