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THE CUTTHROATS 9: Western US November Tour With ÆGES Confirmed

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

San Francisco noise rock trio, THE CUTTHROATS 9, has confirmed the next phase of touring in support of their newly-released Dissent LP. Following a West Coast run with Black Cobra and Wizard Rifle in May, the outfit will now head further east on the new tour, as they infiltrate the western half of the United States through the first two weeks of November. The tour will hit the Southwest, Gulf Coast and up through the Midwest and then return to several main cities on the West Coast once again. Direct support for THE CUTTHROATS 9 on the entire trek will come from ÆGES.

11/01/2014 Tempe Tavern – Tempe, AZ
11/02/2014 Moonlight – Albuquerque, NM
11/03/20014 Three Links – Dallas, TX
11/05/2014 Super Happy Funland – Houston, TX
11/06/2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
11/08/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/10/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
11/11/2014 Shredder – Boise, ID
11/12/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
11/13/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR
11/14/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
11/15/2014 Winters Tavern – Pacifica, CA
11/16/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA

Following almost a decade of silence since their initial reign, this past June THE CUTTHROATS 9 released their highly-anticipated second album, Dissent. The album was released on CD via Reptilian Records, and on LP and digital release via Lamb Unlimited, the new label spawned by Alan Schneider of No More Records and the band’s own guitarist/vocalist, Chris Spencer, also of infamous noise metal outfit, Unsane, Celan and others. Dissent was recorded and mixed at Louder Studios with producer Tim Green (Melvins, Bikini Kill, Dystopia, The Fucking Champs, Wolves In The Throne Room) where the band recorded their 2000-released self-titled debut LP, bringing everything full-circle fifteen years later. With seven brand new tracks, Spencer’s signature vocals and riffage are here backed by low end from bassist Tony Baumeister (-16-, Aeges) and the percussion of returning drummer Will Carroll (Old Granddad, Death Angel).

Stream all of Dissent via Lamb Unlimited where you can order the LP, HERE, and place CD orders via Reptilian HERE.

“…the trio has returned with a compelling new slab of swaggering low-end abuse and tactical distortion… a bassy, bluesy, almost plaintive slice of audible paranoia.” – Noisey

“…Dissent, takes the dissonant, minor-key approach to slide guitar and harmonica and incorporates it into a sound that’s absolutely punishing.” – East Bay Express

“…this is the best CT9 record… There is a looseness here that doesn’t really shine through on the Unsane records, and the slide guitar sounds more like a slide through gravel. 8/10″ – Decibel

“While Unsane is focused on blood and gore, The Cutthroats 9 are focused on ugliness. The Western-inspired slide guitars and blues vibe, combined with the noisy bass lines and vile guitars, creates a dirty atmosphere that would be sinister if it weren’t so catchy. 8/10″ – American Aftermath

EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – October 20, 2014

Monday, October 20th, 2014

AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Seventh Rule Releases Seminal Drone Machines Full-Length On Limited Edition Double LP – Seventh Rule Recordings is very pleased to issue AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s Drone Machines as a double LP. [More…]

DISCORD: New Jersey Death Trio Unleashes Debut EP Via Bandcamp – New Jersey-based modern death metal trio, DISCORD, has just self-released their debut recordings in the form of their Pale Death EP, which is available now via Bandcamp. [More…]

Metal Grasshopper: Weekly Series Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo And Comedian Dave Hill Premieres TODAY At Metal Injection – Beginning today and basically threatening to melt your goddamn computer every Tuesday through November 11th comes Metal Grasshopper, a new web series in which comedian Dave Hill travels to the wilds of Louisiana to get schooled in the ways of heavy metal by legendary frontman Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, et al). [More…]

Noisey Presents NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou Episode 6 – In the sixth episode of the NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou documentary, Noisey joins Down guitarist Pepper Keenan. [More…]

CHILD BITE: Detroit Punk/Metal Misfits To Unleash Strange Waste EP Via Housecore This November; Live Takeover To Commence This Week – Michigan punk/metal misfits, CHILD BITE, are pleased to unleash the noxious fruits of their Strange Waste EP later this Fall via Housecore Records. [More…]

WORMWOOD: Self-Titled LP Now Playing At Noisey/Vice Magazine – Vice Magazine’s prevailing music channel, Noisey, has today unleashed one of the year’s most extreme doom/sludge albums, by streaming the entire self-titled debut LP from WORMWOOD. [More…]

DIE CHOKING: Tour With Fantasy Panther Begins With II Record Release Show This Friday – This week, DIE CHOKING embarks on their headlining ten-city tour, beginning with their hometown record release show this week. [More…]

UFOMAMMUT: XV Fifteen-Year Anniversary DVD Out Now; Video For “Zerosette” Released – XV The DVD documenting the fifteen years of UFOMAMMUT’s intense lifespan to date, is out now on the band’s own Supernatural Cat Records, and in celebration, the band has posted a special video which was created for the track “Zerosette,” hailing from their 2000-released debut LP, Godlike Snake. [More…]

XIBALBA Completes Third LP For Early 2015 Release Through Southern Lord – Pomona, California’s unstoppable XIBALBA has completed tracking their third LP, and are wrapping up the final elements in order to unleash their most monstrous recordings yet in early 2015, once again through Southern Lord Recordings. [More…]

ANAAL NATHRAKH Drops New Ode Of Acrimony At Noisey; Desideratum Release Day Looms – Noisey spews forth a new ode of acrimony from the UK’s favorite extreme metal miscreants, ANAAL NATHRAKH. [More…]

OBLITERATIONS: Poison Everything Out Now; West Coast North American Tour With Baptists & Torch Runner Begins TonightPoison Everything, the debut full-length from destructive Southern California hardcore punks, OBLITERATIONS, is out now on Southern Lord, and in celebration of its release, the band will take to the streets on a massive tour run through the rest of the year, beginning with their West Coast North American tour, tonight. [More…]

MAMMOTH GRINDER Confirms US Tour With Cannabis Corpse & Inanimate Existence; 20 Buck Spin To Repress Underworlds & Extinction Of Humanity LPs – Austin-based hardcore/death crossover outfit, MAMMOTH GRINDER, has confirmed a three-week tour late this fall, joining Santa Cruz progressive death metal outfit, Inanimate Existence as support for Richmond’s bongblasters, Cannabis Corpse. [More…]

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver Doom Bringers To Release New EP This December; Live Rituals Announced – Denver doom bringers, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, will unleash a brand new slab of slow-roasted audio disease this Winter titled Merging In Light. [More…]

MY BROTHER THE WIND: Third Album From Swedish Cosmic Instrumental Act Now Playing At The Sleeping ShamanOnce There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One, the expansive, fully-analog, third full-length opus from Swedish instrumental act, MY BROTHER THE WIND, is now playing at The Sleeping Shaman in celebration of its official release this week. [More…]

GOATWHORE Releases “Nocturnal Conjuration Of The Accursed” Video – Louisiana’s favorite blackened thrash goliaths, GOATWHORE, have launched a brand new music video for the track “Nocturnal Conjuration Of The Accursed.” [More…]

COWARDS Tracking Sophomore LP; Album To See Release In January – Paris’s most wretched sludge metal heathens, COWARDS — uniting current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman’s Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli, Hellbats and more —  have been locked into the studio over recent weeks, the band completely immersed in the process of creating their second full-length release. [More…]

NERVECELL: Dubai-Based Death/Thrash Unit To Reissue Psychogenocide Full-Length Via Unique Leader Records In January; Studio Clips + Live Footage Posted – Dubai-Based death/thrash assault, and recent Unique Leader signees, NERVECELL, will reissue their critically-lauded Psychogenocide full-length next year. [More…]

ATRIARCH: Atmospheric Death/Doom Conjurers Unleash New Psalm Of Sickness At Noisey; An Unending Pathway Release Day LoomsAn Unending Pathway is the forthcoming new full-length from Pacific Northwest death/doom conjurors, ATRIARCH. [More…]

RINGS OF SATURN Lugal Ki En Out Now Via Unique Leader Records; Tour With As Blood Runs Black Begins Next WeekRINGS OF SATURN’s remorseless, boundary-destroying third full-length, Lugal Ki En, has officially infiltrated the population and is now available worldwide through Unique Leader Records. [More…]

ANATOMY OF HABIT: Post-Metal/Noise Rock Collective Unveils “Radiate And Recede” Via Heathen HarvestCiphers + Axioms is the forthcoming full-length from Chicago post-metal/noise rock collective, ANATOMY OF HABIT. [More…]

FORESEEN HKI Deploys “Market Target” Via Noisey; Volatile Debut Album Drives Label To Advance North American Street Date; European Savagery 2014 Underway – Following initial reports of when 20 Buck Spin will be releasing FORESEEN HKI’s Helsinki Savagery in late in November, the album was just too unstable and uncontainable to keep under wraps that long, forcing the label to push the street date forward two weeks. [More…]

HIDEOUS DIVINITY: Italian Death Metal Goliaths Stream Cobra Verde Title Track Via GunShyAssassin – Italian death metal juggernauts, HIDEOUS DIVINITY, are pleased to unveil the title track of their forthcoming crushing new full-length, Cobre Verde. [More…]

Contact or 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.


AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Seventh Rule Releases Seminal Drone Machines Full-Length On Limited Edition Double LP

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Seventh Rule Recordings is very pleased to issue AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s Drone Machines as a double LP. Initially released in 2010, Drone Machines stands among AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s heaviest outputs to date. Available for the first time ever on wax, the vinyl edition is beautifully packaged in a heavy gatefold and comes in two color variants: a limited edition/mailorder only version (limited to 100 copies) with LP 1 on silver with black and goldsplatter and LP 2 on silver with black and swamp green splatter or standard high fidelity black vinyl. Both versions come accompanied by a download card for the digitally astute.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER is an industrial doom metal, one-man project featuring Tristan Shone who employs primarily custom designed and fabricated machines and speakers he encounters through engineering work and sound machine fabrication. The fabrication and industrial environment and processes reveal emotions, anxieties, and elements of bliss inherent to the specific human/machine choreography. This interaction involves a certain level of continuous intimacy with material and mechanical motion, where a bond is formed enabling an honest incorporation into a sound device and performance; the core of AUTHOR & PUNISHER. What started out as the design of his Master’s thesis at the University of California, San Diego, the drone machines soon become the subject matter of Shone’s crushing seventy-minute third opus, fitting dubbed Drone Machines.

In related news, Shone will bring his cacophonous manifestations streets again this weekend waging his punishing sonic decompositions upon Southwest Terror Fest attendees in Tucson. Next week Shone will appear at Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin with future enactments in December in their plotting stages.

10/18/2014 Southwest Terror Fest – Tucson, AZ w/ Neurosis, The Body, Sunn O))), Goatsnake, more…
10/23-10/26 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX w/ Neurosis, Eyehategod, Corrections House, Cattle Decapitation, more

Order Drone Machines TODAY via Seventh Rule at THIS LOCATION.

“The swirling, almost psychedelic effect this produces stands juxtaposed to the pounding, clanking riffs that keep time on this album, like the relentless march of a Terminator army and feel as bleak and post-apocalyptic as a William Gibson novel…” – The Sleeping Shaman
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FORESEEN HKI Deploys “Market Target” Via Noisey; Volatile Debut Album Drives Label To Advance North American Street Date; European Savagery 2014 Underway

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Following initial reports of when 20 Buck Spin will be releasing FORESEEN HKI’s Helsinki Savagery in late in November, the album was just too unstable and uncontainable to keep under wraps that long, forcing the label to push the street date forward two weeks. Now that the Finnish crossover killers’ unfuckwithable debut LP is set to detonate stateside in just three weeks, Vice Magazine’s Noisey blog has initiated the next wave of bloodshed from the album, unloading the destructive “Market Target” alongside an interrogation of the outfit, calling the album, “a required purchase if you ever owned a denim jean vest, or at least a copy of either Vio-lence’s Eternal Nightmare or Nuclear Assault’s Game Over.”

Get an inside look at the FORESEEN HKI bandits as they detonate their “Market Target” with Noisey’s aid at THIS LOCATION.

A previous communiqué about the band’s lethality was also released with “Death Injection” via Cvlt Nation CLICK HERE.

Helsinki Savagery is locked for impact via 20 Buck Spin on CD and digital formats in North America on November 11th, while the European street date remains at November 24th. A vinyl edition is under construction for launch February 3rd in a cooperative strike with Take It Back Records in Europe. Stand by for ordering instructions and additional intel from the 20 Buck Spin warmongers.

FORESEEN HKI begins their European Savagery 2014 tour of duty tonight in Stockholm, with two weeks of live annihilation in support of their new album to follow. New tour dates will follow shortly, as the band plans on overthrowing additional venues across Europe in the coming months as well as embarking on their first mission to the US in 2015.

FORESEEN HKI European Savagery 2014:
10/17/2014 Nockebysalen – Stockholm, SE
10/18/2014 Kulturhuset – Norrköping, SE
10/19/2014 Nordengården – Göteborg, SE
10/20/2014 Underwerket – Copenhagen, DK
10/21/2014 Rote Flora – Hamburg, DE
10/22/2014 Antwerpen Music City – Antwerpen, BE
10/23/2014 Fiddler’s Elbow – London, UK
10/24/2014 The Meatlocker – Leeds, UK
10/25/2014 Platform 5 – Ashford, UK
10/26/2014 Kessel – Offenburg, DE
10/27/2014 Ebrietas – Zürich, CH
10/28/2014 JUZ Mannheim – Mannheim, DE
10/30/2014 Cortina Bob – Berlin, DE
10/31/2014 TBA – Malmö, SE
11/01/2014 Blitz – Oslo, NO

On their debut full-length attack, FORESEEN HKI’s raw crossover showing a distinctly Finnish rawness and hostility, that’s been a hallmark of the countries incredible hardcore punk bands since the early ‘80s, pervades the LP. Bringing back a concrete toughness to thrash that’s largely been missing for years, on Helsinki Savagery, FORESEEN HKI takes their place among the elite of modern crossover bands, infusing a lethal urgency and unrestrained devotion to crafting ideal songs for wild, anarchic live shows, documenting a band in its hungry, formative prime. The album was recorded in full analog and mixed at Black Floyd’s Analog Lab by Tapio Lepistö, the CD and digital mastering handled by James Plotkin and the full analog chain LP mastering by Timmion Records, with old-school cover art by Eetu Blomqvist & Chad Keith.

RINGS OF SATURN Lugal Ki En Out Now Via Unique Leader Records; Tour With As Blood Runs Black Begins Next Week

Friday, October 17th, 2014

RINGS OF SATURN’s remorseless, boundary-destroying third full-length, Lugal Ki En, has officially infiltrated the population and is now available worldwide through Unique Leader Records. The album invaded purchase points stateside on Tuesday and today sees its way into European outlets, amidst an inundation of floored reactions from media outlets and open-minded fans of technical, extreme metal.

A cataclysmic display of RINGS OF SATURN’s most vicious, sci-fi obliteration yet, Lugal Ki En surges with nearly forty-five minutes relentless, cyber-infused deathcore destruction, based on a lyrical concept in which the Aliens wage war on the angels and demons of the universe after having conquered humanity. The album was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 (Kamikabe, Those Who Fear, Trophies), and features conceptual art pieces by Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art.

All of Lugal Ki En is now available for human consumption, streaming via YouTube RIGHT HERE.

A 3D video for “Senseless Massacre” is playing HERE, and a lyric video for “Unsympathetic Intellect” playing at HERE, both created by Alex T. Reinhard of Brutal Productions.

The LP version of Lugal Ki En comes in two limited edition color varieties — purple and four-color splatter — bound in a gatefold sleeve with a digital download card. Orders for the album via iTunes can be placed HERE, while CD and LP bundles are available HERE.

A week and a half after its release, RINGS OF SATURN will embark on their latest tour in support of the album, supplying guest support for As Blood Runs Black on their headlining The Ground Zero Album Release Tour, with additional invasions to be broadcasted in the coming weeks.

“Lugal Ki En is a refined and mature sounding Dingir. Speedy catchy riffs, fast beats, choppy transitions, and even some expressive timing is thrown in small segments enhancing specific qualities and making the entire album a rich experience… If technical extreme metal is a genre that you enjoy, there is no doubt Lugal Ki En will satisfy. 9/10″ – Metal Injection

“The band add a lot more to this album with background noise and technical guitar playing that actually feels natural this time around and not random wild guitar playing. Lugal Ki En is one of the better technical death metal albums of 2014 and their best album yet. 4.5/5″ – Headbang Or GTFO

“All the hyper-technical death metal floating around … It’s hard to keep it all straight. The goal really is to make something so blisteringly heavy, fast, and complicated that all other notions get lost in the commotion. Rings Of Saturn’s new album is tasteful (lol) even though it might be the heaviest thing laid down in years.” – MetalSucks

“This time around Rings of Saturn let the songs evolve more naturally, and while the spastic bursts of jabbing high notes still exist, listeners can hear a variety of influences and new elements as well. 9/10″ –

The Ground Zero Album Release Tour w/ As Blood Runs Black, Upon This Dawning, Elitist, Those Who Fear [*], The Convalescence
10/23/2014 118 West – Simi Valley, CA
10/24/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/25/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/26/2014 The Hop – Spokane, WA
10/27/2014 The Shredder – Boise, ID
10/29/2014 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
10/31/2014 Marquee Theater – Denver, CO
11/01/2014 Blue Moose – Iowa City, IA
11/02/2014 Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN
11/04/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
11/05/2014 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
11/06/2014 Frankies – Toledo, OH*
11/07/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH*
11/08/2014 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON*
11/09/2014 California Brew Haus – Rochester, NY
11/11/2014 Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT*
11/12/2014 Coco 66 – Brooklyn, NY*
11/13/2014 Championship – Trenton, NJ*
11/14/2014 Empire – West Springfield, VA*
11/15/2014 The Firehall – Dillsburg, PA*
11/16/2014 Greene Street – Greensboro, NC*
11/18/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA*
11/20/2014 Backbooth – Orlando, FL*
11/21/2014 Epic Problem – Tampa, FL*
11/22/2014 Venue 1904 – Jacksonville, FL*
11/24/2014 Tomcats – Fort Worth, TX*
11/25/2014 Walters – Houston, TX*
11/26/2014 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX*
11/28/2014 Pub Rock – Phoenix, AZ*
11/29/2014 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA*

ATRIARCH: Atmospheric Death/Doom Conjurers Unleash New Psalm Of Sickness At Noisey; An Unending Pathway Release Day Looms

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

An Unending Pathway is the forthcoming new full-length from Pacific Northwest death/doom conjurors, ATRIARCH. A living entity comprised of four parts, together the mesmerizing collective summon forth haunting atmospheres and droning avalanches of ritualistic sludge, offering catharsis through sonic ritual. Merging death rock, doom, black metal, post punk and psychedelic drone/noise, ATRIARCH stand among one of the most creative and compelling heavy music bands of the twenty-first century.

In celebration of An Unending Pathway’s imminent unveiling, today the gate keepers at Vice Magazine’s music portal, Noisey, offer up fourth movement “Bereavement” for public consumption.

Relays Noisey: “On this new record, the Portland quartet harness the crippling power of doom and hold it tight in death’s cold embrace, leaning hard towards moody gothic horror and injecting spare moments of black metal possession and glimmers of psychedelia. There’s a lurching, ritualistic feel to the proceedings, and a dire hopelessness in the vocals that doesn’t let up for a moment. It’s death rock that OD’s on death. Knob-twiddler extraordinaire Billy Anderson has his feather-light fingertips all over this one, coaxing each element into its full potential even as he weaves it all together into a thoroughly crushing force. The end result is as dark and eerily atmospheric as an abandoned graveyard at midnight.”

Drink the punch to the echoing, soul-wrenching sounds of “Bereavement” at THIS LOCATION.

You can also experience the cold audio decay of “Allfather” still streaming at Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION as well as the the haunting resonance of “Collapse” HERE.

Tracked at Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon, produced by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Melvins et al) and the band, engine-eared and mixed by Anderson at Everything Hz, also in Portland, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege, An Unending Pathway offers up seven cataclysmic soundscapes to your deepest darkest hallucinations. Cvlt Nation commends the outfit’s, “arresting and welcome combination of doom metal, death rock, black metal, and Mid Eastern-influenced darkwave sound,” while Sea Of Tranquility gushes, “An Unending Pathway is so out there at times that it’s almost puzzling. For some, this melting pot of sounds, mixed with the frightening tone of much of the album, is going to be very unsettling…ATRIARCH have to be given credit for trying something totally different, injecting a breath of fresh air into the extreme metal genre.” Adds MetalStorm, in an 8.5/10 review, “An Unending Pathway is quite likely ATRIARCH’s best album to date. If the third album of a band’s discography is typically held as the ‘make it or break it.’ point, these guys not only break through the wall, they pummel it into dust.”

ATRIARCH will bring their ceremonials to the stage this November on a West Coast run of live performances. Slated to commence November 7th in Seattle, the band will traumatize thirteen cities through November 21st. See confirmed shows below.

ATRIARCH West Coast Tour 2014:
11/07/2014 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
11/08/2014 Obsidian – Olympia, WA
11/10/2014 Slabtown Records – Portland, OR Release Show w/ Usnea, Muscle, Marrow
11/12/2014 Wandering Goat– Eugene, OR
11/13/2014 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA
11/14/2014 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA w/ Dispirit
11/15/2014 Black Castle – Los Angeles, CA w/ Cough, Invdrs, Sorxe
11/16/2014 Tower – San Diego, CA w/ Crowhurst
11/17/2014 Sweet Springs – Santa Barbara, CA w/ Crowhurst
11/18/2014 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA
11/19/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Plague Widow
11/20/2014 Club 66 – Ashland, OR
11/21/2014 Wisp House – Salem, OR

ATRIARCH’s An Unending Pathway will be released via Relapse Records on October 28th, 2014. Preorder An Unending Pathway on CD HERE, via iTunes (which includes an instant download of “Collapse”) HERE or via BandCamp HERE.

COWARDS Tracking Sophomore LP; Album To See Release In January

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Paris’s most wretched sludge metal heathens, COWARDS — uniting current and ex-members of Sickbag, Death Mercedes, Hangman’s Chair, Eibon, Glorior Belli, Hellbats and more —  have been locked into the studio over recent weeks, the band completely immersed in the process of creating their second full-length release.

Having returned to the solace of Sainte-Marthe Studio (Arkhon Infaustus, Eibon, Kickback) where their Shooting Blanks & Pills debut LP and subsequent Hoarder EP were conceived, the members of COWARDS have already harnessed the drums, bass and main guitars, and will continue to pile on the levels of auditory grime and antagonism with producer Francis Caste until these new works are adequately dangerous for release onto the population in January 2015. Additional details on this beast will be released as the recording process reaches completion. Evidence of the madness currently taking place at Sainte-Marthe can be viewed HERE.

In the meantime, Canadian label Secret Handshake Recordings recently reissued COWARDS’ out-of-print Shooting Blanks & Pills debut LP, originally released on France’s Throatruiner Records in 2012. The new edition now sees its rebirth on North American 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.

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

NEUROSIS: New North American Performances Begin This Weekend At Southwest Terror Fest

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

NEUROSIS begins a new string of North American tour and festival dates beginning this weekend with two headlining shows.

First, the band will perform on the main stage of Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, this Saturday, October 18th in Tucson, Arizona, with support from The Body, Author & Punisher and Sorxe. The next evening, October 19th, NEUROSIS will headline a one-off show in Denver, Colorado with Subrosa and In The Company Of Serpents.

One week later, NEUROSIS will perform at the second Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, Texas on Satruday, October 25th alongside Neurot kin, Corrections House, with Voivod, Samhain, Eyehategod, Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Author & Punisher and more also set to play at the gathering.

Next month, the second annual Bestia Festival in Mexico City, Mexico, has invited NEUROSIS to take part in their five-day gala, set to run from November 19th to the 23rd, with performances from The Ex, Monogatari, (SIC), Han Bennink, Terrie Ex, Marc Ribot, Ray Anderson, Bob Stewart and others confirmed, in addition to music workshops, film screenings and more will fill the festival grounds.

Additional NEUROSIS live sightings will be made in 2015, including the band’s return to Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore alongside fellow Neurot acts Ufomammut and Yob, where NEUROSIS plays on Sunday, May 24th with Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Demilich, Goatsnake, Inverloch, Primordial, Winter, Tombs and more.

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:
10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest [info]
10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents [info]
10/25/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX [info]
11/19-23/2014 Bestia Festival – Ciudad, Mexico [info]
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD [info]

GOATWHORE Releases “Nocturnal Conjuration Of The Accursed” Video; Band To Perform Tomorrow At The House Of Shock!

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Louisiana’s favorite blackened thrash goliaths, GOATWHORE, have launched a brand new music video for the track “Nocturnal Conjuration Of The Accursed.” The song appears on their latest collection of NOLA-flavored audio devastation, entitled Constricting Rage of the Merciless. The video can be viewed now at , where fans can also get their hands on split colored vinyl, CDs, and the limited remaining quantities of the deluxe bundle that includes: the CD, vinyl, t-shirt, back patch, and screen printed poster.

Tomorrow night, GOATWHORE will be performing at New Orleans’ notorious House Of Shock where the band’s “Baring Teeth for Revolt” video was filmed!. For tickets and info, check out the band’s facebook event page at Following their House Of Shock performance, GOATWHORE will take on their next leg of Autumn live assaults set to commence October 23rd in St. Louis. The band will quash eleven metropolises including three shows supporting death rock/horror punk icons, Samhain, before heading overseas for a European takeover with Dying Fetus, Malevolence and Fallujah.

Constricting Rage Of The Merciless debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Additionally, the album ranked in at #21 on Billboard’s Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart and #13 on the Independent chart.

GOATWHORE Live Assaults:
10/17/2014 House Of Shock – Jefferson, LA
10/23/2014 FuBar – St Louis, MO
10/24/2014 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
10/25/2014 Surly Brewery – Brooklyn Center, MN
10/26/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
10/28/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
10/29/2014 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA w/ Samhain, Midnight
10/31/2014 The Howard Theatre – Washington DC w/ Samhain Midnight
11/01/2014 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY w/ Samhain, Midnight
11/02/2014 War Memorial - Vinton, VA
11/03/2014 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
11/04/2014 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
w/ Dying Fetus, Malevolence, Fallujah:
11/08/2014 Fonck – Liege, BE
11/09/2014 Turock – Essen, DE
11/10/2014 11er – Frankfurt, DE
11/11/2014 Beatclub – Dessau, DE
11/12/2014 Meet Factory – Prague, CZ
11/13/2014 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
11/14/2014 Lido – Berlin, DE
11/15/2014 Dynamo – Eindhoven, NL
11/16/2014 Exhaus – Trier, DE
11/17/2014 Audio – Brighton, GB
11/18/2014 Clwb Ifor – Bach Cardiff, GB
11/19/2014 Cathouse – Glasgow, GB
11/20/2014 Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, IE
11/21/2014 Sound Control – Manchester, GB
11/22/2014 Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton, GB
11/23/2014 Garage – London, GB
11/24/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
11/25/2014 La Dynamo – Toulouse, FR
11/26/2014 Escenario – Santander, ES
11/27/2014 Hard Club – Porto, PT
11/28/2014 Penélope – Madrid, ES
11/29/2014 Estraperlo – Club Badalona, ES
11/30/2014 Paloma – Nimes, FR
12/01/2014 Le Tremplin – Clermont-Ferrand, FR
12/02/2014 Kiff – Aarau, CH
12/03/2014 Circolo Colony – Brescia, IT
12/04/2014 Backstage – München, DE
12/05/2014 Blue Hell – Budapest, HU
12/06/2014 Gala Hala – Ljubljana, SI
12/07/2014 Flying Circus – Cluj-Napoca, RO
12/08/2014 Jet Rock – Sofia, BG
12/09/2014 Club Rockstadt – Brasov, RO
12/10/2014 Collosseum – Kosice, SI
12/11/2014 Viper Room – Wien, AT
12/12/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
12/13/2014 Voxhall – Aarhus, DK
12/14/2014 John Dee – Oslo, NO
12/16/2014 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
12/18/2014 Debaser Medis – Stockholm, SE
12/19/2014 Kaiserkeller, Große Freiheit – Hamburg, DE

“…a blasphemous blast…” — Decibel Magazine

“…the new high water mark of the group’s work thus far…” – Metal Injection

GOATWHORE channels every evil impulse of its blackened death thrash into Constricting Rage of the Merciless…” – Austin Chronicle


Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Today, the massive SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III: THE WESTERN FRONT begins in Tucson, Arizona, taking over the town for four solid days of brutal musical acts from across the Western half of the country. With the main event shows this Friday, Saturday and Sunday night taking place at the historic Rialto Theatre, with tonight’s kickoff show and afterparty shows at the nearby The District Tavern, the third year of SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST is by far the most massive installment yet.

Today, Thursday, October 16th, the event kicks off at the District Tavern with Twingiant, Conqueror Worm, Oryx and -16-. Friday’s main event sees Godhunter, Eagle Twin, Pelican and Goatsnake together, and the afterparty with Spiritual Shepherd, Take Over And Destroy, Blackqueen and The Atlas Moth. On Saturday, The Rialto Theatre hosts Sorxe, Author & Punisher, The Body and Neurosis, and the District afterparty bringing Windmill of Corpses, Secrets of the Sky, North and Primitive Man. And the final night, sees Sex Prisoner, Obliterations, Baptists and Sunn O))) closing down the festival from the Rialto’s stage.

Interviews with a slew of bands set to raid Tucson this week including Sunn O))), Neurosis, Goatsnake, Baptists, Godhunter, Secrets Of The Sky, Obliterations, The Atlas Moth, Eagle Twin and more have been running over the past several weeks at Violent Resonance webzine; check it out HERE. Official SWTFIII shirts and merch, all event and area info and more is available HERE.

Ticket packages for SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST are available RIGHT HERE.

SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST was founded in 2012 by members of Tucson-based underground acts Godhunter, Inoculara, Diseased Reason and Great American Tragedy in conjunction with local venues and businesses, in order to bring a full-bore event to underground music fans the Southwestern portion of the country. 2013’s event doubled in size from the maiden voyage, and now the third installment of the crushing event will bring an exceptional amount of additional new fans to the festival than ever before.

For any info and press inquiries on SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST contact the event’s official propaganda coordinators at The Earsplit Compound: