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CALM HATCHERY: Polish Death Metal Quintet Releases Official Video For “Blessing Of Mantra”

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Following recent updates that Polish death metal quintet, CALM HATCHERY, is about to assault the world’s population with their third full-length, Fading Reliefs, the band has just unloaded their first official video, created by Agnieszka “Yaza” Janczyk for the album’s fourth track, “Blessing Of Mantra,” just as their massive home country tour with Vader and Vesania is set to begin.

Without hesitation, let “Blessing Of Mantra” coerce its way through your face at THIS LOCATION.

The album’s second track, “Illusory World,” is playing RIGHT HERE.

Fading Reliefs will be unleashed in North America on October 14th, preceded by its European release later this month. US preorders for the CD can be placed via Earsplit Distro HERE, and full merch options/packages direct from Selfmadegod HERE. Digital preorders are live HERE.

This week, CALM HATCHERY will take to the highways across all of Poland, supporting heavyweight countrymates  Vader and Vesania on the Blitzkrieg VII Tour, running from September 11th through September 28th.

CALM HATCHERY w/ Vader, Vesania
Blitzkrieg VII 2014 Tour
9/11/2014 Luka – Łódź, PL
9/12/2014 Alibi – Wrocław, PL
9/13/2014 Eskulap – Poznań, PL
9/14/2014 Słowianin – Szczecin, PL
9/16/2014 Estrada – Bydgoszcz, PL
9/17/2014 Parlament – Gdańsk, PL
9/18/2014 Zmiana Klimatu – Białystok, PL
9/19/2014 Stodoła – Warszawa, PL
9/20/2014 Fabryka – Kraków, PL
9/21/2014 Rudeboy – Bielsko-Biała, PL
9/25/2014 Wiatrak – Zabrze, PL
9/26/2014 Vinyl – Rzeszów, PL
9/27/2014 Hala Mosir – Jasło, PL
9/28/2014 Graffiti – Lublin, PL

Surging with nearly forty minutes of utterly destructive new material, CALM HATCHERY’s latest works bear the title Fading Reliefs. Recorded, mixed and mastered at famous Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, Trauma) during 2013 and 2014, Fading Reliefs bears eight top-quality, brutal death metal movements, delivered with a skilled, technical approach, while adding some new elements, generating the most diverse, mature and dominant CALM HATCHERY material to date. The album, and the band overall, will certainly summon the attention of all diehard fans of Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal, Nile and Immolation.

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KING DIAMOND Announces Opening Act For North American Tour

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

KING DIAMOND would like to welcome Jess And The Ancient Ones as the opening act for the North American tour this Fall.
Jess And The Ancient Ones, personally selected by KING DIAMOND himself to be the openers on the trek, is an occult rock band from Kuopio, Finland. This seven-headed entity was given birth by Thomas Corpse and Thomas Fiend, its purpose being the exploration of magical realms beyond the mundane. The band’s lyrical concept is based upon the personal occult experiences of the writers, which combined with music, creates a strong mystical atmosphere. With the vocal talent, Jess, as their frontwoman and three guitars in the lineup, JATAO draw inspiration from heavy metal and rock groups of the classic era, such as Mercyful Fate, Roky Erickson, Iron Maiden and Abba. Watch their latest video for “Astral Sabbat” on YouTube HERE. For more information, visit their official website at THIS LOCATION.

In other news, the Atlanta, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles shows on the tour are SOLD OUT! Additionally, only a handful of tickets remain for the Seattle date. Get your tickets now before they are gone!

KING DIAMOND W/ Jess And The Ancient Ones:
10/11/2014 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA (SOLD OUT)
10/13/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
10/14/2014 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
10/16/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/17/2014 Olympia – Montreal, QC
10/18/2014 The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/19/2014 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
10/21/2014 The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
10/22/2014 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10/24/2014 Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO
10/26/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT *
10/28/2014 The Moose Theatre – Seattle, WA
10/30/2014 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA (SOLD OUT)
10/31/2014 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
11/01/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/03/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
11/05/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
11/06/2014 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08/2014 Auditorium Shores – Austin, TX
*also with Visigoth

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PYRRHON: Experimental Death Metal Strategists Premiere New Video Via MetalSucks; North American Live Assault To Commence This Week

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

New York experimental death metal strategists, PYRRHON, today unveil the official video for “Sleeper Agent.” The seizure-inducing new clip was directed by David Hall (Brutal Truth, Fuck The Facts) and comes by way of the band’s Ryan Jones – (Mutilation Rites) produced The Mother Of Virtues full-length, released via Relapse Records earlier this year.

The sleeper agent’s spying on you at MetalSucks. Check it out HERE.

And if you missed it, the quartet recently unleashed a play-through video for the track “Balkanized” via Gear Gods at THIS LOCATION.

PYRRHON’s latest work of cinematic psychosis comes on the heels of their upcoming North American rash of live takeovers alongside fellow exploratory tech-death wizards Gigan and Artificial Brain. The Metal Sucks-sponsored journey commences on September 11th in Cleveland, Ohio and will run through October 17th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. See confirmed performances below.

PYRRHON w/ Gigan, Artificial Brain:
9/11/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
9/12/2014 Rancho Relaxo – Toronto, ON
9/13/2014 The Underworld – Montreal, QC
9/14/2014 Salle Unisson – Quebec, QC
9/15/2014 TT The Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
9/16/2014 Dusk – Providence, RI
9/17/2014 Bogie’s – Albany, NY w/ Fit For An Autopsy
9/18/2014 The Waterfront Tavern – Holyoke, MA
9/19/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
9/20/2014 Harper’s – Clementon, NJ
9/21/2014 The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
9/22/2014 The Maywood – Raleigh, NC
9/24/2014 The Backstage – Covington, KY
9/25/2014 Swayze’s – Atlanta, GA
9/26/2014 The Handle Bar – Pensacola, FL
9/27/2014 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
9/28/2014 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
9/30/2014 3 Kings – Denver, CO
10/02/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
10/03/2014 The Complex – Glendale, CA
10/04/2014 Til Two Club – San Diego, CA
10/06/2014 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
10/08/2014 El Corazon Lounge – Seattle, WA
10/09/2014 Red Room – Vancouver, BC
10/11/2014 The Complex – Bozeman, MT
10/12/2014 The New Direction – Fargo, ND *
10/13/2014 Memory Lanes – Minneapolis, MN *
10/14/2014 The Wisco – Madison, WI *
10/15/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL *
10/16/2014 Donato’s Basement – Columbus, OH *
10/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA *
*No Gigan

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. HeavyBlogIsHeavy 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…” Adds Sputnik in a perfect 4/4 score, “Virtues’ greatest success is it’s unwillingness to play by the rules… It’s an album built off the backs of Gorguts and Converge but with legs spastically moving in directions akin to and opposite of those bearers. The replay value feels astronomical as identifying even the simplest of riffs feels like open heart surgery with the tension to match, but it’s that itch to keep digging, to hear more through the layers of feedback and bellowed growls that one finds rewards with the reaping.”

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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RIVERS OF NIHIL Guitarist Brody Uttley Offers Lessons On Tour From September Through December

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

RIVERS OF NIHIL guitarist Brody Uttley is offering guitar lessons while the band is on tour from September-December this year! Fans/aspiring guitarists can sign up for a lesson via Brody’s profile on bandhappy.com. Visit bandhappy.com/profile/Brody to sign up and to see when RIVERS OF NIHIL will be in your area.

The band will be live streaming their rehearsal on Thursday, September 18th as they prepare for their two upcoming tours. Fans will be able to interact with the band and watch them practice via youtube.com/riversofnihilpa. The rehearsal will also include a brief Q&A. Subscribe to the RIVERS OF NIHIL youtube channel today to stay up to date and to be the first to see future videos and google hangouts!

RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring this September-October with fellow Reading natives, Black Crown Initiate. The Reading Rainbow Tour will begin on September 19th in Buffalo, New York and winds its way through Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky before wrapping up on October 3rd in their home town. Additionally, RIVERS OF NIHIL have also been added as the openers to Death (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp ‘14 tour in November with Obituary and Massacre.

RIVERS OF NIHIL The Reading Rainbow Tour w/ Black Crown Initiate:
9/19/2014 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
9/20/2014 Blackthorn 51 – Queens, NY
9/21/2014 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
9/22/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
9/23/2014 Simon’s – Providence, RI
9/24/2014 The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA
9/25/2014 The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
9/26/2014 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
9/27/2014 The Loft – Lansing, MI
9/28/2014 Thompson House – Newport, KY
10/2/2014 The Champ – Lemoyne, PA
10/3/2014 Reverb – Reading, PA
End Tour
11/10/2014 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
11/11/2014 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
11/13/2014 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
RIVERS OF NIHIL on Death’s (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp ‘14
w/ Obituary, Massacre:
11/14/2014 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
11/15/2014 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
11/16/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/18/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/19/2014 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ Untimely Demise
11/21/2014 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB w/ Untimely Demise
11/22/2014 Riddell Centre – Regina, SK w/ Untimely Demise
11/23/2014 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB w/ Untimely Demise
11/24/2014 Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN w/ Untimely Demise
11/25/2014 The Metro – Chicago, IL
11/26/2014 Agora Theatre and Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
11/27/2014 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
11/28/2014 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
11/29/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
11/30/2014 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
12/03/2014 Empire – North Springfield, VA
12/04/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
12/05/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/06/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
12/07/2014 Grand Central – Miami, FL

Earlier this year, RIVERS OF NIHIL released a video for “Birth Of The Omnisavior,” a sleek and dark video that captures visually what this band does so well sonically: play emboldened, deftly-executed death metal at a level far beyond their years. Watch “Birth Of The Omnisavior” from their album The Conscious Seed Of Light now at THIS LOCATION.

Formed in 2009, the modern progressive death metal quintet’s music is as dark and heavy as the coal and iron their home city was built upon, taking influences from some of death metal’s heaviest, most abrasive hitters like Morbid Angel, Gojira, Spawn Of Possession and Decapitated. RIVERS OF NIHIL’s debut album, The Conscious Seed Of Light, was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. While The Conscious Seed Of Light is not necessarily a concept album traditionally speaking, RIVERS OF NIHIL began their project with the idea that they would release four separate albums tied together with one common theme, each reflecting a particular season of a year. Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates; “The Conscious Seed Of Light is intended to be representative of spring and explores various themes concerning new beginnings, growth, and an attachment to the natural world in a post-human Earth. Unlike some concept records however, we wanted to allow each song to work on its own terms. Rather than have the songs rely on each other to move a specific story structure forward; they work within their own separate narratives, but ultimately serve the album’s broader concept.”

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GODHUNTER / SECRETS OF THE SKY: Digital Version Of GH/0ST:S Split LP Out Today + Now Playing At Revolver Magazine

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

GH/0ST:S, the split album between Tucson’s politically-motivated sludgecore instigators, GODHUNTER, and Oakland’s creators of cinematic, engulfing doom metal, SECRETS OF THE SKY, is now available to the public for digital consumption.

A collaboratively-released effort between GODHUNTER’s own Battleground Records and Earsplit’s label, The Compound, GH/0ST:S bears nearly thirty-five minutes of brand new material, each leading off with a mammoth original track and followed by a more serene and experimental track bearing the “ghosts” theme. GODHUNTER’s A-side tracks were recorded and mixed by Ryan Bram at Homewrecker Studios, and SECRETS OF THE SKY’s B-side tunes recorded and mixed by Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios, after which the entire release was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Following its limited edition cassette release for their Southwestern tour together this Spring, GH/0ST:S will see a deluxe LP release on September 30th — the wax unexpectedly missing its initial release today due to being delayed in manufacturing — pressed on 180-gram black/white swirl wax in a run of 300 copies each including a digital download. But the digital release is today available for purchase via Bandcamp, and to help celebrate, Revolver Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of the entire LP.

Let GH/0ST:S engulf you courtesy of Revolver at THIS LOCATION.

Digital orders for GH/0ST:S can be placed HERE and the vinyl preordered HERE.

Both GODHUNTER and SECRETS OF THE SKY are confirmed to perform at Salt Lake City-based LuciFest, also joining Demon Lung, Reproacher, Sorxe and more, the first weekend of October. Two weeks later, both bands will also take part in Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front; GODHUNTER taking the stage on Friday, October 17th with Goatsnake, Pelican and Eagle Twin, and SECRETS OF THE SKY the following evening with Primitive Man, North and Windmill Of Corpses. GODHUNTER will bridge both performances as part of a twelve-date tour with Phoenix-based Sorxe.

SECRETS OF THE SKY Live:
10/04/2014 LuciFest – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Godhunter, Demon Lung, Reproacher, Sorxe [info]
10/12/2014 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA w/ Godhunter, Sorxe
10/18/2014 The District Tavern – Tucson, AZ @ SWTF III w/ Primitive Man, North, Windmill Of Corpses [info]

GODHUNTER Live:
10/02/2014 The Hive – Flagstaff, AZ w/ Sorxe
10/03-04/2014 Mojo’s Music Venue – Odgen, UT @ Lucifest II w/ Sorxe, Secrets of the Sky, more
10/05/2014 Lion’s Lair – Denver, CO w/ Sorxe
10/06/2014 TBA – Casper, WY w/ Sorxe
10/07/2014 The Shredder – Boise, ID w/ Sorxe
10/08/2014 The Hop – Spokane, WA w/ Sorxe
10/09/2014 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA w/ Sorxe
10/10/2014 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA w/ Sorxe
10/11/2014 The Know – Portland, OR w/ Sorxe
10/12/2014 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA w/ Sorxe, Secrets Of The Sky
10/13/2014 Black Flame Collective – San Bernadino, CA w/ Sorxe
10/17/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ SWTF III w/ Goatsnake, Pelican, Eagle Twin [info]

GODHUNTER is in the process of recording and finalizing several upcoming recordings, including several splits to emerge in early 2015, followed by the band’s second LP which is currently being devised. SECRETS OF THE SKY will return to Trident Studios in the coming weeks to record their second album for release in early 2015 as well. Stand by for new info on both bands’ recording and live plans in the months ahead.

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BEYOND THE SHORE Confirms Headlining Dates For October

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

BEYOND THE SHORE have confirmed a week’s worth of headlining shows for this October! The band will be bringing Illuminate Me and Every Passing Dream as the support acts for the trek that begins October 3rd in Crest Hill, Illinois and wraps up on October 11th in Marietta, Georgia.

BEYOND THE SHORE released Ghostwatcher in April of 2013. Videos for “#Dreamkiller”, “Glass Houses,” and “Homewrecker” are streaming now at metalblade.com/beyondtheshore.

Outburn Magazine stated that, “far and away their greatest asset lies in the gorgeous fluid and emotive leads…conjuring plaintive tones that are steeped in melancholy over the top of the hammering attack, and in doing so imbuing them with greater emotional impact.” Praises from press didn’t stop in the US for the Lexington, Kentucky band though, with major publications like Power Play Magazine (UK) calling the band, “a talented bunch of canonical misfits procuring a positive message…BEYOND THE SHORE have been constructed to impress,” and Sunday Sport (UK) claiming that, “Ghostwatcher may be the best thing to come out of Kentucky since fried chicken…This is metalcore at its absolute best.”

BEYOND THE SHORE w/ Illuminate Me, Every Passing Dream:
10/03/2014 Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
10/04/2014 Paycheck’s – Hamtramck, MI
10/05/2014 The Champ – Lemoyne, PA
10/06/2014 Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
10/07/2014 The Vibe Lounge – Rockville Centre, NY
10/09/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA
10/11/2014 Swayzes  Marrietta, GA

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OHHMS: Crushing Debut LP To See Release Via Holy Roar Records In October

Monday, September 8th, 2014

OHHMS will flower into life with their sprawling, crushing debut LP, Bloom, this October via London-based Holy Roar Records.

This in, directly from the heads of the label on the addition of OHHMS to their roster: “Whilst it could potentially sound disheartening to some, only one previous band has ever eventually ended up working with Holy Roar simply by sending us music. That band was Throats. The second band to end up part of the family in this manner is what you have in front of you here, right now. OHHMS.”

With just two tracks clocking in at a massive thirty-two minutes, OHHMS fuses elements of doom, post-metal, prog and psychedelia in stunning clarity and power thanks to Ian Sadler at Emeline Studios and Brad Boatright at Audiosiege mastering. Breathtaking macro minimalistic artwork courtesy of Black Sails Design more than ably demonstrates the concept of both the record and intent of this band. This is nuanced, controlled anger that knows when to lurk in dark recesses, and when to viscerally bare its teeth. If this leaves you none the wiser, then settle in for this undulating auditory journey. In simple terms – this is a new form of mature heavy music that blends elements of doom, post-metal and progressive/post-rock, without ever losing an undercurrent that crackles with a distinct energy. From small seeds…..

Fans of Harvey Milk, Isis, Pallbearer, Slabdragger, Rolo Tomassi at their most serene, as well as progressive and expansive classic rock are advised to get hip to OHHMS’ output. Holy Roar Records will release Bloom on digital, CD and LP formats on October 6th 2014. View a trailer for the album HERE and place preorders HERE.

Bloom Track Listing:
1. Bad Seed
2. Rise Of The Herbivore

OHHMS Live:
9/15/2014 TBA – Ramsgate, UK
10/02/2014 Lady Luck – Canterbury, UK
11/21/2014 Windmill – Brixton, UK

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LAGO: Acclaimed Debut Album From Phoenix Death Metal Act Playing At Invisible Oranges

Monday, September 8th, 2014

As Battleground Records arms their troops for the quickly impending September 16th street date of Tyranny, the debut full-length by LAGO, Invisible Oranges is now streaming the album in its decimating entirety.

States Invisible Oranges’ editor with the stream of LAGO’s new album, “the Phoenix quartet plays competent and well-executed death metal; no more, no less. Besides a blackened foray here and a chamber music segue there, they blast along like streamlined icons, strengthened by a proven Floridian flow. And Lago just make this stuff work: there’s one great riff nestled in each song…” The review continues: “LAGO aren’t over-stretching themselves to get a step ahead, nor do they make a play for nostalgia by repackaging old friends… When those step-ahead bands become the next to be tripped and stepped on, LAGO will still be standing.”

Unleash the entire Tyranny album courtesy of Invisible Oranges RIGHT HERE.

Battleground Records will release Tyranny on digipak CD and via digital alongside iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify availability as well next Tuesday, September 16th. Preorders for the CD are available HERE and for the digital — which includes an immediate download of the track “Concede To Oblivion” — click HERE. Sweden’s Blood Harvest Records will release the vinyl version shortly.

With new tour plans in the works, LAGO are preparing for their record release show in Tempe on Saturday, September 20th, just days after the release of Tyranny, the band to be joined by Sorrower, Meathook, Unholy Monarch, Cave Dweller and Deadspawn.

Tyranny was recorded at Arcane Digital Recording (Exhumed, Phobia, Landmine Marathon) by Ryan Butler and mastered by Dave Shirk at Sonorous Mastering (Incantation, Exhumed, Today is the Day). The album executes forty minutes of primal, pummeling death metal with a dissonant black metal edge through eight destructive tracks. Additionally, Jonny Davy from Job For A Cowboy makes a guest appearance on the track “Bring To Ruin.”

LAGO Tyranny Record Release Show:
9/20/2014 Tempe Tavern – Tempe, AZ w/ Sorrower, Meathook, Unholy Monarch, Cave Dweller, Deadspawn [info]

“Lago know when to beat you over the head with sheer brutality, they know when to slow things down for gargantuan effect, and they know how write a real, artful guitar solo. In short, they’re the perfect death metal band.” – MetalSucks

“Tyranny is a modern day death metal masterpiece, that features some of the best things to happen to the genre but keeping it simple and relatively grim. 5/5” – Headbang Or GTFO

“…top-shelf death metal, like some hellish blackened offspring of early Morbid Angel and Disma, fully armed with an arsenal of impressive technical chops and infectious hooks…Tyranny has vaulted onto our list of highly anticipated 2014 albums.” – No Clean Singing

“…a strong collection of death metal tracks that showcase a powerful new band who have arrived on the scene with the force of a meteor strike.” – Wonderbox Metal

“…Lago will undoubtedly become a massive force to be reckoned with.” – Dead Rhetoric

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COWARDS: North American Repress Of Debut LP By French Sludge/Doom Act Now Available

Monday, September 8th, 2014

The out-of-print 2012-released, Shooting Blanks & Pills debut LP from Paris-based doom/sludge quintet, COWARDS, is now available through Canadian label, Secret Handshake Recordings.

Thundering with massive, low-end amplification and a downcast, scathing vocal delivery, COWARDS’ noxious brew of sludge/doom is not from, or for, the weak of heart. Shooting Blanks & Pills slams just under forty minutes of gutter hardcore, unhealthy sludge/doom and nauseous black metal, surging with a desperate urban attitude, bridging forth the knife-in-the-heart crudeness of Eyehategod, Deadguy or Kickback and the majestic darkness of bands like Deathspell Omega or Thou. With a sound carrying the smell of piss-soaked back-alleys and the blood you’ll taste for a mistaken sidelong glance, producer Francis Caste perfectly captured the corrosion and angst of these thirty-eight minutes, recreating this forced apnea in a bile tank with a no-frills approach. Originally released on France’s Throatruiner Records, Shooting Blanks & Pills now sees its rebirth on North American turf via Secret Handshake Recordings, the label having just made the album on CD and both clear and black 12” vinyl.

Order the new repress of Shooting Blanks & Pills at THIS LOCATION. Also stream all of Shooting Blanks & Pills as well as the band’s Hoarder EP via Bandcamp HERE.

Formed by current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman’s Chair, Eibon and Hellbats, COWARDS has already built a reputable arsenal of destructive audio since forming in 2011. COWARDS has also sanctioned studio time, once again at Sainte-Marthe Studio with Francis Caste, to harness the demoralizing anthems that will be their sophomore full-length in October.

Stand by for new tour and recording updates in the coming weeks.

COWARDS Tour Dates:
11/07/2014 La Instants Chavirés – Montreuil, FR
11/08/2014 La Scène Michelet – Nantes, FR
11/09/2014 Mondo Bizaro – Rennes, FR
11/14/2014 El Diablo – Lille, FR w/ General Lee

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CALM HATCHERY: Selfmadegod Prepares Third Full-Length From Polish Death Squad For Fall Release; New Single + Preorders Posted

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Having entered the studio this time last year, Polish death metal squad, CALM HATCHERY, has finished work on their new full-length, which is now completed and slated for release via Selfmadegod Records.

Surging with nearly forty minutes of utterly destructive new material, CALM HATCHERY’s latest works bear the title Fading Reliefs. Recorded, mixed and mastered at famous Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, Trauma) during 2013 and 2014, Fading Reliefs bears eight top-quality, brutal death metal movements, delivered with a skilled, technical approach, while adding some new elements, generating the most diverse, mature and dominant CALM HATCHERY material to date. The album, and the band overall, will certainly summon the attention of all diehard fans of Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal, Nile and Immolation.

The second track from Fading Reliefs, “Illusory World,” has been released via SoundCloud RIGHT HERE and YouTube at THIS LOCATION.

Fading Reliefs will be unleashed in North America on October 14th, preceded by its European release later this month. US preorders for the CD can be placed via Earsplit Distro HERE, and full merch options/packages direct from Selfmadegod HERE. Digital preorders are live HERE.

Fading Reliefs Track Listing:
1. Sun Of God
2. Illusory World
3. Burning Prophecies
4. Blessing Mantra
5. Bomben Uber Warschau
6. Luminous Bardo Transition
7. State Of Bodhi
8. In The Midst Of Nothingness
9. Bomby Nad Warszawa

CALM HATCHERY will be on the road supporting Polish heavyweights Vader and Vesania on the Blitzkrieg VII Tour, running through all of Poland from September 11th through September 28th. More tour dates will be declared in the near future.

CALM HATCHERY w/ Vader, Vesania
Blitzkrieg VII 2014 Tour
9/11/2014 Luka – Łódź, PL
9/12/2014 Alibi – Wrocław, PL
9/13/2014 Eskulap – Poznań, PL
9/14/2014 Słowianin – Szczecin, PL
9/16/2014 Estrada – Bydgoszcz, PL
9/17/2014 Parlament – Gdańsk, PL
9/18/2014 Zmiana Klimatu – Białystok, PL
9/19/2014 Stodoła – Warszawa, PL
9/20/2014 Fabryka – Kraków, PL
9/21/2014 Rudeboy – Bielsko-Biała, PL
9/25/2014 Wiatrak – Zabrze, PL
9/26/2014 Vinyl – Rzeszów, PL
9/27/2014 Hala Mosir – Jasło, PL
9/28/2014 Graffiti – Lublin, PL

CALM HATCHERY was formed in the beginning of 2002, and after releasing a demo tape and debut album the band signed with Selfmadegod. Sacrilege Of Humanity received amazing feedback both from metal press and fans all around the globe, and have since toured supporting Vader several times among many others over the years. Upon previous releases, Global Domination calls CALM HATCHERY, “highly recommended,” while BraveWords dubs the band, “very quality death metal from a band with a huge future ahead of them,” and Infernal Masquerade states, “With superb guitar work, very brutal (and elaborate) drumming, and perfect growls, CALM HATCHERY will surely please and impress most death metal fans these days.”

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