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IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver Doom Bringers To Release New EP This December; Live Rituals Announced

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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. The follow-up to the band’s 2013-released Of The Flock EP, which The Sludgelord commended for thrusting forth, “thirty minutes of some of the most impure, indecent and coarse noise that these ears have heard,” and Hard Rock Revolution called, “heavier than damn near anything you’ve ever heard,” carries on their historically intestine-rupturing resonance with three tracks of lumbering cheerlessness. Produced, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Nightbringer, Primitive Man, Cobalt, etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, Merging In Light flaunts over twenty slow, ugly minutes of true sonic desolation, fit for devout disciples of Grief, Saint Vitus, Om, Khanate, Weedeater, Sunn O))) and the like.

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTSMerging In Light features artwork by renowned illustrator Sam Turner, (Sleep, Speedwolf et al) and will be released independently on limited 12″ colored vinyl with an etched B-side. The two ouroboros serpents forming the Vesica Piscis symbol on the front and back cover will be done in UV spot gloss on the jacket, so it will have the appearance of glossy black against matte black. Additionally, 100 of the 500 records pressed will have a haze of black set against a milky, semi-translucent white, and will also come with a printed slipmat available. The remaining 400 will be white vinyl.

In related news, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS will bring their shadowy tales of desolation to the stage later this year first opening for Neurosis on their home turf on October 19th then a performance the following month at No Thanks Fest in Emory, Texas alongside Sabbath Assembly, Pinkish Black, Uzala, Dead to a Dying World and more with additional live rituals to be announced in the weeks to come.

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS Live Rituals:
10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Neurosis, Subrosa, [info]
11/07-09/2014 No Thanks Fest – Emory, Texas w/ Uzala, Sabbath Assembly, Dead To A Dying World [info]

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS was forged in early 2011 by vocalist/guitarist Grant Netzorg and drummer JJ Anselmi formerly in separate area country bands. The two united through their mutual adoration of Earth’s The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull. Later that Spring they recorded a four-song demo in a friend’s basement studio, which they paid for in AR-15 ammunition and beer. Shortly thereafter, Anselmi fled the band on amicable terms, and Joseph Weller Myer (Royal Talons, Whilt) has been slaying the skins in his stead ever since. In May of 2013 Myer and Netzorg entered the studio to record their follow-up, Of the Flock, which was subsequently mixed and mastered by Billy Anderson. Of the Flock was self-released on vinyl on Halloween of 2013.

Merging In Light will be released independently on December 21st, 2014 via the band’s official BandCamp page at THIS LOCATION.

Merging In Light Track Listing:
1. Breed, Consume, Die
2. Third Mind
3. A Union Of Opposites

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MAMMOTH GRINDER Confirms US Tour With Cannabis Corpse & Inanimate Existence; 20 Buck Spin To Repress Underworlds & Extinction Of Humanity LPs

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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. The tour will begin in the Southeast, with the first show in Wilmington, North Carolina on November 28th, and whip counter-clockwise through the country across the Gulf Coast, up through California then eastward through the Midwest and back down the East Coast, coming to a halt in Richmond on December 20th.

Just in time for the tour, 20 Buck Spin will repress MAMMOTH GRINDER’s third LP, Underworlds, on clear vinyl. Additionally, in early 2015 the label will issue a vinyl version of the band’s sophomore album, Extinction Of Humanity, initially released in 2009 through Relapse Records/Cyclopean. Additional details on both platters will be released prior to the start of the tour next month.

In July 2013, 20 Buck Spin released Underworlds, the album showcasing how MAMMOTH GRINDER has sharpened and perfected their sound into a seething grind/death/thrash maelstrom of intense degree. Unrelenting in its concentrated raw precision and focused power, Underworlds careens violently through ten tracks with effortless versatility and the fixated songcraft, recorded by Travis Bonner at The Diamond Factory Studios and mastered by Jack Control (World Burns To Death, Severed Head Of State) and bearing cover art by the legendary Joe Petagno (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Motörhead, Marduk).

MAMMOTH GRINDER w/ Cannabis Corpse, Inanimate Existence:
11/28/2014 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
11/29/2014 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
11/30/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
12/02/2014 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
12/03/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
12/04/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX
12/06/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
12/07/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
12/08/2014 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
12/09/2014 Strummers – Fresno, CA
12/10/2014 The Metro – Oakland, CA
12/11/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
12/12/2014 The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
12/13/2014 The Core – Salt Lake City, UT
12/14/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/17/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
12/18/2014 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
12/19/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
12/20/2014 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

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OBLITERATIONS: Poison Everything Out Now; West Coast North American Tour With Baptists & Torch Runner Begins Tonight

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Poison 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.

This evening, October 15th, OBLITERATIONS will join Goatsnake, Excel, Xibalba, Baptists and Torch Runner for a Southern Lord showcase in Los Angeles, which kicks off OBLITERATIONS’ two-week North American tour with labelmates Baptists and Torch Runner, as all three acts celebrate their new LPs released by the label this month. Even more tours and live actions from the band will continue to be announced over the coming weeks as the band dominates city after city in support of Poison Everything.

Journalists everywhere are freaking out about the ravenous Poison Everything, including Vice Magazine’s music channel, Noisey, offering, “As soon as that infamous d-beat kicks in, you’re transported back to classics like Never Again and Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing. Then the vocals start up and you’re assault with a vicious modern take on the classic ‘80s sound. Perfect for old spike belt-wearing punks who haven’t bought any new records since the last time Aus-Rotten put out an album. Or for the hardcore kids who like to pay homage to the greats.” Pitchfork issues in part, “on their debut album Poison Everything, they’ve managed the commendable feat of refurbishing (or rather, defurbishing) the mud-caked frameworks of Crass and Nausea,” and AllMusic claims, “there’s something viscerally exciting about the album, which blends equal parts teeth-grinding speed with unfiltered aggression, resulting in an intoxicating blend of old-school, circle pit-inducing punk fury.” Additionally, OBLITERATIONS was just featured in Rolling Stone Magazine’s October installment of 10 Artists You Need To know, with a brief interrogation of the band more; check it out RIGHT HERE.

Stream Poison Everything and order all versions of the album via Bandcamp HERE, and order all physical band swag via the band’s official Southern Lord store HERE. And if you missed it, watch the official video for the album’s “Mind Ain’t Right” at THIS LOCATION. If you already saw it, watch it again.

OBLITERATIONS Tour Dates:
Fall West Coast US Tour w/ Baptists, Torch Runner
10/15/2014 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA Southern Lord Showcase w/ Excel, Goatsnake, Xibalba, Baptists, Torch Runner
10/17/2014 Hard To Find Space – Santa Barbara, CA
10/18/2014 Black Flame Collective – San Bernadino, CA
10/19/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest #
10/20/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
10/21/2014 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA
10/23/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR
10/24/2014 The Highline – Seattle, WA
10/25/2014 The Biltmore – Vancouver, BC
10/26/2014 Lucky Bar – Victoria, BC
10/28/2014 Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR ^
10/29/2014 Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA **^
10/30/2014 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA **^
** w/ Creative Adult
^ w/o Baptists
# w/o Torch Runner

Unifying current and ex-members of Black Mountain, Saviours and Night Horse, OBLITERATIONS recorded Poison Everything with producer Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Young Widows) at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in only three days, after which it was mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Black Breath) at God City Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Integrity, Sleep) at Audiosiege. Poison Everything drops nearly a half-hour of OBLITERATIONS’ grating, hardcore punk charged by a seemingly bottomless wealth of antagonistic energy; prime fodder for fans of The Stooges, MC5, Laughing Hyenas, Black Flag and Poison Idea.

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XIBALBA Completes Third LP For Early 2015 Release Through Southern Lord; Band To Play At Label Showcase In Los Angeles Tonight

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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.

The unforgiving rage of XIBALBA’s death-metal influenced hardcore has never been more apparent, with the new album showcasing nearly forty-five minutes of most extreme material yet, as they continue to explore more ominous and foreboding tones. Now confirmed to bear the title Tierra Y Libertad, the eight-song call to arms was recorded at The Pit in Van Nuys by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Disgrace) as was their 2012 sophomore LP, Hasta La Muerte. Similarly, XIBALBA returned to Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Suffocation) to create Tierra Y Libertad’s cover artwork, as with Hasta.

Southern Lord will unleash the remorseless Tierra Y Libertad in January 2015, with a final street date, the album art and more on the album to be leaked in the coming weeks.

In conjunction with the release of the new LP, XIBALBA will hit the road hard again in 2015, having taken time off to record Tierra Y Libertad over the last few months. In the meantime, the band will take part in a massive Southern Lord showcase set up by The Power Of The Riff, taking place in Los Angeles tonight, Wednesday, October 15th, where XIBALBA will storm the stage at Los Globos alongside Excel, Goatsnake, Baptists, Obliterations and Torch Runner.

Watch for more news on XIBALBA in the coming weeks and prepare for war as Tierra Y Libertad hits the streets.

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UFOMAMMUT: XV Fifteen-Year Anniversary DVD Out Today; Video For “Zerosette” Released

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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.

Since 2013, UFOMAMMUT has been working on a special video project documenting their discography and live delivery, now available as XV. As the band’s visual elements are of equal importance as their music, with virtually every album created with a video counterpart specifically fitted for said release and their corresponding live performances of the tunes, the DVD features over three hours of footage — including Magickal Mastery Live, a twelve-song live act — interviews, outtakes, and extras, all documenting these first fifteen years of the band.

View the newly uploaded “Zerosette” video now at THIS LOCATION.

A mini-documentary including several minutes of interrogations with all three of the members and some brief live footage sampled from XV, and is also playing HERE.

Orders for the XV DVD can be placed by North American fans via Earsplit Distro HERE and internationally through Supernatural Cat HERE, where they can also purchase the release on a special wooden 8GB USB drive version. The digital audio version of Magickal Mastery Live will be released via iTunes on October 20th; preorders are posted HERE.

UFOMAMMUT has also just completed the primary tracking of their highly anticipated new album due for release in early 2015 via Neurot Recordings, who also released the band’s mammoth two-album ORO series in 2012. The band will completed the synths and effects in the coming days and mix the album in Rome before the end of the month. Additional info on the upcoming album will be released in the coming weeks upon its completion, and as UFOMAMMUT prepares to return to North America for their first major tour of the continent in 2015, including their first trip to Maryland Deathfest.

An extremely limited supply of XV DVDs are available for review/features on UFOMAMMUT; please send requests for all coverage of UFOMAMMUT to dave@earsplitcompound.com in North America contact and in lauren@rarelyunable.com internationally.

UFOMAMMUT Tour Dates:
5/21/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

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DIE CHOKING: Tour With Fantasy Panther Begins With II Record Release Show This Friday

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

This week, DIE CHOKING embarks on their headlining ten-city tour, beginning with their hometown record release show this week.

The release show for their blazing second EP, II, will see DIE CHOKING joining Pyrrhon, Artificial Brain and Fantasy Panther this Friday, October 17th on their Philadelphia home turf, followed by another solid week of shows in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and Tennessee with Fantasy Panther. DC has two additional shows in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Montclair, New Jersey on their way home after FP drops off following the Knoxville gig. DIE CHOKING will be toting a brand new shirt design from Japanese artist ToK which will be available in special bundles with the new II 7” on this trek.

II is out now on blazing opaque red wax via The Compound and digitally direct through the band. Included in the package is a special document serving as a Living Will created by DIE CHOKING in conjunction with the theme of the EP’s closing track, “Tonsil,” the Will printed on several random color schemes, including a special version only available on the tour and a mailorder-exclusive version of only thirty copies available via The Compound/Earsplit Distro HERE.

Philly’s hyperthrash tyrants, DIE CHOKING returned to Mark It Zero Studios earlier this year, recording II with Dan O’Hare (Brutal Truth) in only one day and the vocals in another, the material then mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSiege (Baptists, Code Orange Kids, Integrity) and fitted with graphics by Jeffrey V. Daniels. Featuring a former member of Total Fucking Destruction and current members of Cop Problem and Burden, DIE CHOKING’s hyperactive grind/thrash resounds with an even darker powerviolence edge than their self-titled EP, fueled with even more speed and vehemence, and the perfect bait to lure in diehard seekers of earthmoving brutality citing Wormrot, Brutal Truth, Human Remains, Magrudergrind and Noisear. Unleash this torrent of savagery via Decibel RIGHT HERE.

DIE CHOKING Live:
10/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA *record release show w/ Pyrrhon, Artificial Brain, Fantasy Panther [info]
10/18/2014 The Joke Hole – Glenmoore, PA @ V.O.S. Fest w/ Fantasy Panther, Empty Vessels [info]
10/19/2014 Voodoo Brewery – Meadville, PA w/ Fantasy Panther, Grin & Bear It [info]
10/20/2014 Ottawa Tavern – Toledo, OH w/ Fantasy Panther, Grin & Bear It [info]
10/21/2014 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH w/ Fantasy Panther [info]
10/22/2014 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI w/ Fantasy Panther
10/23/2014 Standard Projects – Hortonville, WI w/ Fantasy Panther [info]
10/24/2014 The Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN w/ Fantasy Panther
10/25/2014 Rock Room – Pittsburgh, PA w/ No Brainer [info]
10/26/2014 DIV Lounge – Montclair, NJ [info]
11/16/2014 Dishaus - Baltimore, MD w/ Visions Of War, Wrath Cobra, Incisor [info]

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CHILD BITE: Detroit Punk/Metal Misfits To Unleash Strange Waste EP Via Housecore This November; Live Takeover To Commence This Week

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Michigan punk/metal misfits, CHILD BITE, are pleased to unleash the noxious fruits of their Strange Waste EP later this Fall via Housecore Records.

Spewing their self-proclaimed “music for losers,” the nine-track Strange Waste — recorded at Russian Recording in Indianapolis, Indiana and produced by the band — finds CHILD BITE in full-throated pigfuck mode, pulling from various extreme ends of metal, noise, and hardcore without falling squarely into any of those genres. Instead, CHILD BITE boasts something altogether different and original. Refusing to slide comfortably into your music library, CHILD BITE can lurch from synth-driven punk to yelping, sax-soaked art-rock to thundering, ugly sludge. Their only constant? Wringing every mode and expression out of the music and exhausting it before barreling on to the next adventure. This is truly heavy rock music, saved from any namby-pamby genre qualifiers.

Strange Waste serves as the follow-up to CHILD BITE’s Morbid Hits EP, a collection of Anal Cunt covers with Philip H. Anselmo on vocals, released earlier this year. Despite clocking in at a mere nineteen minutes, Strange Waste is doused in so many twisted riffs, biting, guitar solos, clanking, chugging bass lines, splattering drum blasts and yowling vocals, you’ll be gnawing on it like gristle for months to come. Fans of The Jesus Lizard, Black Flag, Faith No More, and Dead Kennedys pay heed.

Strange Waste Track Listing:
1. Still fucked Up After All These Years
2. Garbage Odyssey
3. Sinking In Your Skin
4. Ancestral Ooze
5. Molestation Of the Arts
6. Foreign Tissue Purge
7. Mongoloid Obsession
8. Obey The Wraith
9. In A Cloud OF Blood/Bog Infinity

In related news, CHILD BITE will bring their audio damnation to the stage on a near three-week run of live takeovers, including a performance at this year’s Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. The band will be joined by King Parrot and Acid Witch on select dates.

CHILD BITE Live 2014
10/16/2014 V Club – Huntington, WV *
10/17/2014 31st St. Club – Pittsburgh, PA *
10/18/2014 Good Weekend – Allentown, PA *
10/19/2014 Double Happiness – Columbus, OH
10/20/2014 Smiling Skull Saloon – Athens, OH
10/21/2014 Joyful Noise – Indianapolis, IN **
10/22/2014 Vino’s Back Room – Little Rock, AR **
10/23/2014 The Boiler Room – Dallas, TX **
10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX
10/27/2014 Circle Bar – New Orleans, LA **
10/28/2014 The New Vintage – Louisville, KY **
10/29/2014 PG – Evansville, IN
10/30/2014 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
10/31/2014 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
11/01/2014 Spoke Folks – Grand Rapids, MI
11/02/2014 Crossroads – Ypsilanti, MI
11/04/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
11/05/2014 Club K – Baltimore, MD
11/08/2014 Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY
* w/ King Parrot
** w/ Acid Witch

Strange Waste will be released on CD, double vinyl seven-inch and digitally via Housecore Records November 25th, 2014. Preorder your copy today via Housecore at THIS LOCATION.

“This shit is the shit.” – Philip H. Anselmo

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – October 13, 2014

Monday, October 13th, 2014

CALM HATCHERY Third Full-Length From Polish Death Metal Quintet Now AvailableFading Reliefs, the most relentless and forward-thinking album to date from Polish death metal quintet, CALM HATCHERY, is now available from Selfmadegod Records. [More…]

ORBWEAVER: Orange Amplifier Video Demonstration Featuring Sally Gates Now Playing - Orange Amplifiers recently featured a special gear interview and demonstration video featuring ORBWEAVER guitarist Sally Gates. [More…]

OBLITERATIONS: Pitchfork Advance Now Playing Entire Poison Everything Debut LP Southern Lord; Tour With Baptists & Obliterations Begins - As Southern Cali’s OBLITERATIONS, unifying current and ex-members of Black Mountain, Saviours, Night Horse and others, now come within a week of the release of their Poison Everything LP via Southern Lord, Pitchfork, is letting the entire album off the chain in one of their Advance features this week. [More…]

DORO: Reigning Queen Of Metal Kicks Off North American Leg Of 30 Years Strong & Proud Anniversary Tour; NYC Special Guests Announced – Reigning Queen Of Metal, DORO PESCH, will kick off the North American leg of her 30 Years Strong & Proud anniversary tour next week. [More…]

WORMWOOD: Boston Doom/Sludge Outfit Sets Loose “White Plague” Via Cvlt Nation; Magic Bullet Preps Debut LP From Doomriders Resident/Alumni For Release – With Magic Bullet Records preparing to release the self-titled debut album from Boston-based WORMWOOD — a newly-formed doom/sludge duo founded by current and former members of Doomriders — Cvlt Nation this week sets loose the first wave of the album’s contagion with “White Plague,” the lethal fourth track from the LP. [More…]

LETHAL DOSAGE Completely Meaningless Party Tour Begins Today – Tucson, Arizona metal henchmen, LETHAL DOSAGE, today begin their latest live expedition into human populations in search of debauchery of all forms, as the Completely Meaningless Party Tour kicks off in Anaheim, California. [More…]

OvO: Avant Experimentalists Premiere Twisted Animated Video Via Cvlt Nation – Genre defiant, avant experimentalists, OvO, are pleased to premiere the official new video for “O Cannibali.” [More…]

Noisey Presents NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou Episode 5 – In the fifth episode of NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou documentary, Noisey joins Down guitarist Pepper Keenan at his bar in New Orleans. [More…]

LAE: Montreal Act Confirms Details Of Debut Album Set For Release Via The Compound/Battleground; Trailer And More Posted – The final details are being aligned for Break The Clasp, the otherworldly debut album from Montreal-based psychedelic post-rock artisans, LAE, to finally see its release this Autumn, as the eclectic outfit undergoes an absolute rebirth. [More…]

MAID MYRIAD: Debut Full-Length From Ohio Kaleidoscope Rock Act Out Today; Trio Makes Album “Name Your Price” Available – Ohio’s mesmerizing progressive/alternative power trio, MAID MYRIAD, today officially releases their debut studio full-length, With Haste On Its Breath, and in addition to the CD version via Nefarious Industries, the trio has made the digital version available through a “name your price” purchase via Nefarious Industries as a token of public celebration of its availability. [More…]

ORANGE GOBLIN: Back From The Abyss Out Today Via Candlelight Records; Revolver Hosts Exclusive Track-By-Track Breakdown – In celebration of the official North American release of Back From The Abyss, the newest studio recording from UK stoner metal titans, ORANGE GOBLIN, today Revolver Magazine is hosting an exclusive track-by-track breakdown of the record as told by vocalist Ben Ward. [More…]

ANNIHILATED: Extreme Death Metal Goliaths Premiere New Tune At Metal Assault; Band Prepares To Drop Unique Leader Debut – California-based extreme death metal unit, ANNIHILATED, is pleased to drop the sonic debauchery of “Eradication Profit” upon unsuspecting masses. [More…]

DER BLAUE REITER: Cvlt Nation Streams New Hymn From Post-Apocalyptic Darkwave ProjectLe Paradis Funèbre II – L’ Adieu Du Silence is the stunning, new, near hour-long full-length from Barcelona-based darkwave project, DER BLAUE REITER. [More…]

Corpse Flower Records And CV Comics To Release Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost; Trailer Posted + Preorders Available – Corpse Flower Records and CV Books are pleased to join forces for the release of Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost, a mammoth 155-page comic with illustrations and illustrated anecdotes from a varied bunch of metal musicians/authors. [More…]

ANCIENT VVISDOM: Burning Ambulance Premieres New Hymn From Occult Death Rock Alchemists; New Full-Length To See Release Via Magic Bullet Next Week – Burning Ambulance is currently hosting the official premiere of “Chaos Will Reign,” the second hymn from ANCIENT VVISDOM’s forthcoming new full-length, Sacrificial. [More…]

PISS VORTEX: Danish Grinders Extraordinaire Stream Track From Forthcoming Debut LP At American Aftermath; Preorders Posted – American Aftermath has just dispatched an exclusive stream of “Those Who Labor,” the next to last of fourteen relentless tracks encapsulated on the self-titled debut LP from Danish extreme grind executioners, PISS VORTEX. [More…]

COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: Sludgecore Perpetrators To Play Record Release Show in Los Angeles This Evening: Live Footage Posted – West Coast sludgecore perpetrators, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE, will level the stage of All Star Lanes in Los Angeles this evening alongside Black Sheep Wall, Crowhurst and The Love Below! [More…]

FATHER MURPHY’s North American Live Rituals Continue + Band Added To Le Guess Who Festival – Following a successful journey through Mexico, Italy’s favorite avant occult twosome, FATHER MURPHY, is bringing their séances to North American stages on another run of live rituals. [More…]

TODAY IS THE DAY: Entire Animal Mother LP Streaming At Lambgoat; Tour With Lord Mantis Underway – As TODAY IS THE DAY begins their exhausting, widespread tour schedule in support of the act’s tenth LP, Animal Mother, now just days from release through Southern Lord Recordings, the entire dynamic and demoralizing album is now playing courtesy of the longtime TITD supporters at Lambgoat. [More…]

AMERICAN HERITAGE: Revolver Magazine Releases Debut Single From Sixth Album From Chicago Outfit; Preorders PostedProlapse, the sixth full-length studio album from Chicago’s AMERICAN HERITAGE will see release in late November through French noise mongers, Solar Flare Records, and the first single from its onslaught is now on the loose courtesy of Revolver Magazine. [More…]

ROSES NEVER FADE: New Ballad Of Desolation From Dark Neofolk Trio Now Playing At Cvlt Nation – Cvlt Nation is currently streaming With Each Passing Wave,” the newest ballad of desolation from dark neofolk trio, ROSES NEVER FADE. [More…]

RABBITS: Noise Rock On Parade European Tour With Årabrot, MoE Begins Next Week – With the dust barely starting to settle following the release of their third LP, Untoward, Portland noiseshredders, RABBITS, are packing up their shit (album-related pun) as their brutalizing trek across the European continent in support of the record begins this Monday. [More…]

YAUTJA Launches North American Tour Today – Resting for brief intervals in between attacks, Nashville’s wicked trio, YAUTJA, has been touring steadily for nearly the past year in support of their debut LP, Songs Of Descent, released in February of this year via Forcefield Records. [More…]

SAHHR: Blackened Death Strategists Wage Auditory War With “Miscreant” Now Playing At Metal Insider; Preorders Available + Video Teaser Posted – Blackened death strategists, SAHHR, are pleased to wage auditory war today with “Miscreant.” [More…]

SOS To Play Outdoor Gig at Tompkins Square Park This Saturday; Band To Rage The NYC Marathon Once Again – The SOS heavy melodic groove machine is rolling heavy, as the band continues booking new gigs across their vast NYC home turf in support of their fifth full-length album, Strength And Conditioning. [More…]

WORMWOOD: Doomriders Offshoot Duo Releases New Track From Debut LP At Decibel Magazine – Decibel Magazine is now playing the newest single from the slow-motion facecrush that is Boston-based WORMWOOD’s self-titled LP, set for release next week through Magic Bullet Records. [More…]

WIZARD RIFLE: Stoner/Doom/Mathrock Conjurers To Release Long-Awaited New Full-Length On Seventh Rule; Preorders Available – Los Angeles-by-way-of-Portland stoner, doomed out, mathrock conjurers, WIZARD RIFLE, are very pleased to unveil their brand new full-length in the form of the smoldering five-track Here In The Deadlights. [More…]

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ON TOUR NOW: ALTERBEAST –  AMIGO THE DEVIL – AMON AMARTH – ANTI RITUAL – ATRIARCH – AUTHOR & PUNISHER – BAPTISTS – BATTLECROSS – BEYOND THE SHORE – BLACK ANVIL – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – BRUTAL BLUES – CDC – COLOMBIAN NECKTIE –  CORRECTIONS HOUSE – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – COWARDS – DIE CHOKING – DORO –  EXCEL –  EXHUMED – EYEHATEGOD – FALLUJAH – FATHER MURPHY – FOSSILS – FUCKING INVINCIBLE – FUZZ EVIL – GOATSNAKE – GOATWHORE – GODHUNTER – GREENLEAF – HOD – IDES OF GEMINI – IMMORTAL BIRD – THE INSPECTOR CLUZO – INTERNAL BLEEDING – KING DIAMOND – LETHAL DOSAGE – LO-PAN – LORD MANTIS – MACABRE – NEUROSIS – OBLITERATIONS – ORANGE GOBLIN – ORBWEAVER – PORD – PYREXIA – PYRRHON – RABBITS – REVOCATION – RINGS OF SATURN – RIVERS OF NIHIL – SECRETS OF THE SKY – SORXE – SOS – TELOCH VOVIN – TODAY IS THE DAY – TORCH RUNNER – TÝR – UFOMAMMUT – ULCERATE – USNEA – WHITECHAPEL – WOLVHAMMER – YAUTJA

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SOS To Play Outdoor Gig at Tompkins Square Park This Saturday; Band To Rage The NYC Marathon Once Again

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The SOS heavy melodic groove machine is rolling heavy, as the band continues booking new gigs across their vast NYC home turf in support of their fifth full-length album, Strength And Conditioning.

This Saturday, October 11th, SOS and friends will rip it up at a free, all-ages outdoor gig at Tompkins Square Park on Avenue A between 7th and 10th on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The festivities begin at 2pm and rolls into the evening with sets from Valence, Fall Of The Albatross, Jotunheim and Nole in addition to SOS confirmed. This is the band’s last matinee show of 2014 in Tompkins Square Park and the band wants everybody in the area to come spend a fine Autumn day at the “crown jewel” of NYC Parks.

SOS will also raid the world famous annual NYC Marathon once again this year. On Sunday, November 2nd, SOS will set up right on the street at 44th Road and Crescent Street in Long Island City to fuel the runners with a high-octane set as they have for the past fifteen years straight.

Strength And Conditioning is streaming and available for purchase by the band’s DIY label 316 Productions RIGHT HERE.

SOS Live:
10/11/2014 Tompkins Square Park – New York, NY w/ Valence, Fall Of The Albatross, Jotunheim, Nole [info]
11/02/2014 NYC Marathon @ 44th Rd and Crescent St, Long Island City – New York, NY

SOS is a fusion of heavy sounds; a maniacal musical beast which flails madly yet seamlessly in all directions at once. Strength And Conditioning is a nearly forty-eight minute excursion into barrier-free musical chaos with heavy melodic grooves, recorded and mixed by Travis Harrison at Serious Business Studios, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Lineup changes and a restructuring of the band followed by heavy-duty local performances for the past year formed a six-year gap between albums, but the band’s heavy dedication has paid off, as Strength And Conditioning boasts SOS’ most action-packed mayhem yet. In addition to their shows in support of the new record, the ringmaster Mike SOS keeps busy playing hostmaster at the rock capitol of Queens, NY, Blackthorn 51 and co-producing NYC’s best monthly rock ’n roll party, FBOMB and more.

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YAUTJA Launches North American Tour Today

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Resting for brief intervals in between attacks, Nashville’s wicked trio, YAUTJA, has been touring steadily for nearly the past year in support of their debut LP, Songs Of Descent, released in February of this year via Forcefield Records.

Following YAUTJA’s most recent Eastern US trek this Summer to Southern Darkness Fest and beyond, this week the band takes back to the streets on another brutal haul. The mayhem begins tomorrow, Friday, October 10th, in the band’s hometown, then crushes straight up through the Midwest, into Canada for three nights, then back into the US and down the East Coast over the next three weeks. With seventeen gigs confirmed at press time, more shows are being confirmed and will be leaked over the coming days. Additionally, YAUTJA has been confirmed to play at the second day of Suckfest in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 8th, joining Cop Problem, Distrust, Empire, Priapus, Born Hollow, Holder’s Scar and more that evening.

YAUTJA Fall Tour Dates:
10/10/2014 The East Room – Nashville, TN w/ Jail Solidarity, Watcher
10/11/2014 The Lost Cross House – Carbondale, IL
10/12/2014 The Fremont – Des Moines, IA
10/13/2014 Hexagon Bar – Minneapolis, MN
10/14/2014 Quarters Rock ‘n Roll Palace – Milwaukee, MN w/ No Brainer
10/15/2014 The Funk – Chicago, IL
10/16/2014 Jumbo’s – Detroit, MI w/Cloud Rat
10/17/2014 Doors Pub – Hamilton, ON w/ Greber
10/18/2014 TBA – St. Catherines, ON
10/19/2014 Soybomb Hq – Toronto, ON w/ Greber
10/20/2014 Barfly – Montreal, QC
10/21/2014 Distant Castle – Worcester, MA
10/22/2014 O’Brien’s Pub – Boston, MA
10/23/2014 Panty Haus – New Haven, CT
10/24/2014 Millcreek Tavern – Philadelphia, PA
10/26/2014 TBA house show – Washington, DC
10/27/2014 Skanktuary – Asheville, NC
11/08/2014 Suckfest – Greensboro, NC [info]

YAUTJA’s output is nothing short of debilitating, as captured on their debut LP, Songs Of Descent. Released in February via Forcefield Records, the album delivers nearly forty minutes of the band’s churning, gnarled and organic blend of grind/hardcore. Songs Of Descent was recorded at Dark Art Studios with Mikey Allred (Inter Arma, Across Tundras, Hellbender) and released  LP and digital formats,  the digital version mastered by Mikey Allred and the vinyl mastered by Zack Allen of Obsidian Eye Studios (Loss, Recluse, Sky Burial). Stream and purchase the album RIGHT HERE.

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