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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – January 26th, 2015

Monday, January 26th, 2015

JADED STAR: Act Featuring Former Visions Of Atlantis And Iced Earth Members Signs With Sensory Records; Debut Album Nears – Greek outfit, JADED STAR, has signed with American progressive metal leader, Sensory Records, for the upcoming springtime release of their debut album. [More]

EYEHATEGOD: Louisiana Volume Dealers Kick Off 2015 Live Invasion – Louisiana volume dealers, EYEHATEGOD, are readying for another bout of live demolitions this month commencing with a set of California rumblings through Bakersfield, Lancaster, Long Beach, San Luis Obispo and Fresno. [More]

TIMEKILLER: Brazilian Bandits Issue Track From (We’ve Got) FIENDS IN LOW PLACES Compilation Through Cvlt Nation – As the Eolian Empire scum breeders prepare their (We’ve Got) FIENDS IN LOW PLACES: Heavy Vibes Internationale compilation for dispatch in two weeks, Cvlt Nation unloads the tape’s inclusion from Brazilian bandits, TIMEKILLER. [More]

DIMESLAND: Oakland Psychedelic Thrash Manglers Now Booking Shows In Support Of Psychogenic Atrophy Album – In the aftermath of the release of their debut album, Psychogenic Atrophy, Oakland’s avant-garde thrash manglers, DIMESLAND, has begun the task of bringing their arduously technical riffology to metal-seekers across the lands with their scorching live intensity. [More]

DISGRACE: Closed Casket Activities Confirms Debut LP From California Hardcore Quartet; Decibel Magazine Premieres New Track, “Uncreation” – Early this Spring, Southern California hardcore quartet, DISGRACE, will release its anticipated debut LP, entitled True Enemy, via upstate New York-based Closed Casket Activities, and Decibel Magazine today unloads the first single from the record, with “Uncreation.” [More]

ARCANE: 2xCD Conceptual Masterpiece From Premier Australian Act Out Now Via Sensory Records; New Track Debuted At MetalSucks – Metal superportal, MetalSucks, has premiered a new track from top-tier Australian progressive rock/metal outfit ARCANE, in the form of “Keeping Stone: Sound on Fire,” as their two-part debut album, Known/Learned, is released in North America today via Sensory Records, and nears European release in the coming days. [More]

ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metallers Unveil One Man Army Studio Footage – Finnish folk metal victors, ENSIFERUM, will release their sixth studio album next month via Metal Blade Records. [More]

TREEDEON: Berlin Trio To Release Debut Album Through Exile On Mainstream This March; First Single Playing At The Obelisk – Germany’s Exile On Mainstream Records announces the signing of their home country’s own TREEDEON, and the upcoming Winter release of their debut album, Lowest Level Reincarnation, while US-based underground rock portal, The Obelisk, releases the first single, in the form of the track, “Terracide.” [More]

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH: New Hymn From Seattle Doom Visionaries Featuring Tad Doyle Now Playing Courtesy Of Decibel Magazine; CD Preorders Available – With the imminent unveiling of the self-titled debut from Seattle doom visionaries, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH, now less than one month away, today the guardians of Decibel Magazine’s web portal heave forth opening track, “Lava” for public ingestion. [More]

SECRET CUTTER Confirms Northeastern Slashings This Month – The SECRET CUTER trio will bring their oppressively corrosive tunes and municipality-crumbling volume back to the road this week, with new headlining shows confirmed in New York and Rhode Island in January. [More]

THE ROAD HOME: Outfit Featuring Scott Kelly, Noah Landis And Munly J Munly Releases Re-Recorded Anthem Via Cvlt Nation; West Coast Tour UnderwayTHE ROAD HOME, embodied by Neurosis’ Scott Kelly and Noah Landis as well as Munly J Munly, will begin their West Coast tour this Thursday, January 22nd, which will run through Wednesday, February 4th, in support of the outfit’s recent rebirth, and in conjunction, have released a newly re-recorded track. [More]

KEEP OF KALESSIN: Norwegian Black Metal Legion To Release New Full-Length In North America Via Indie Recordings Next Month – Two-time Norwegian Grammy nominees, KEEP OF KALESSIN, will unleash their long-anticipated new full-length in North America next month via Indie Recordings. [More]

THEORIES: Seattle Death Grind Terminators To Release Metal Blade Debut; Sample Track + Preorder Bundles Revealed – Seattle death grind terminators and recent Metal Blade signees, THEORIES, will a drop the ferocious wares of their new full-length upon the masses this Spring. [More]

DEAD IN THE MANGER Unveils Handshake Inc.-Directed Video Through Decibel Magazine – The wrath of Cessation, the debut full-length from sinister black/grind metal quartet, DEAD IN THE MANGER, will scar humanity in less than two weeks through the Black Hand at 20 Buck Spin, and with it rapidly advancing, Decibel Magazine has unloaded the band’s first official video as a harbinger of the album’s severe fury. [More]

HALSHUG: Copenhagen Raw Punk Crew Releases Track From Blodets Bånd Southern Lord Debut Via Cvlt Nation – The nightmare continues with news of Blodets Bånd, the caustic debut LP from Copenhagen raw punks HALSHUG, which will be unchained by Southern Lord on February 24th. [More]

PRIMITIVE MAN: Denver Blackened Doom Heathens To Release Limited 12” EP Via Relapse; Live Actions Announced – Denver blackened doom heathens, PRIMITIVE MAN, will release a special 12” EP next month via Relapse Recordings. [More]

DEIVOS: Polish Death Metal Squad Premieres “El Shaddai” From Selfmadegod-Bound Fourth Album At HeavyBlogIsHeavy – Poland’s crucial death/grind label, Selfmadegod Records, has set its sights on February 15th for the release of the severe fourth full-length from their countrymates, DEIVOS, entitled Theodicy. [More]

KING PARROT: Australian Thrash Grind Unit To Return To North America Supporting Weedeater This March – Australian thrash grind miscreants, KING PARROT, will return to the stage this March on another North American rash of live devastations. [More]

ABSTRACTER: Vice Magazine Premieres “Cruciform” From Apocalyptic Oakland Outfit; Wound Empire Record Release Show Confirmed – With a nearly ten-and-a-half minute surge of harrowing crust/sludge superiority, “Cruciform” — the new single from Oakland, California’s apocalyptic ABSTRACTER and their impending Wound Empire LP — leaches itself to the populace internationally via Vice Magazine. [More]

WRATH OF VESUVIUS: West Coast Technical Death Metal Collective Joins Unique Leader Records; Live Actions With Inanimate Existence Confirmed – California technical death metal collective, WRATH OF VESUVIUS, now more commonly known as WRVTH, recently joined forces with extreme metal powerhouse, Unique Leader Records, for the release of their third full-length this Spring. [More]

DISCOURSE: Blow The Scene Cranks Out New Track From South Carolina Hardcore Quartet; Debut LP Out Next Week – Now just days from hitting via Closed Casket Activities, a new track has been shed from DISCOURSE’s debut LP, Sanity Decays, with the premiere of “Time Pries” playing exclusively at Blow The Scene. [More]

LAE: Two New Videos From Break The Clasp And 2xLP Version Of Album Now In Production – Montreal’s psychedelic post-rock quintet, LAE, has put two brand new videos into construction for release over the coming months as the deluxe 2xLP version of their debut LP, Break The Clasp, is about to hit the pressing plant for an early Springtime release. [More]

NERVECELL: New Video From Dubai Death Thrash Legion Now Playing At Decibel Magazine; Psychogenocide Re-Release Looms – Among Dubai’s most extreme bands to emerge from the territory, death/thrash legion, NERVECELL, is readying for the re-release of their critically fawned-upon Psychogenocide full-length, set to drop via Unique Leader Records next week. [More]

FALLOCH: This Island, Our Funeral Full-Length From Scottish Melancholic Post-Metallers Streaming In Its Entirety At Skulls ‘N’ Bones; North American Release Date Draws NearThis Island, Our Funeral is the latest long player from Scottish melancholic post-metallers, FALLOCH. [More]

VOICES: New Record From UK Avant Sound Contortionists Streaming At Cvlt Nation; London To See North American Release Next Tuesday – Just days away from its North American release, today Cvlt Nation streams London, the brand new studio offering from UK avant sound contortionists, VOICES, in its entirety. [More]

HOD: San Antonio Blackened Death Horde Welcomes New Bassist; 2015 Live Assaults Unfold – San Antonio blackened death horde, HOD, is pleased to officially induct bassist, ZVS Gastelum, into their infernal ranks. [More]

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

EARSPLIT ARTISTS ON TOUR:
ABSTRACTER – AEON – ARMORED SAINT – BEHEMOTH  – CANCER BATS – CANNIBAL CORPSE  – CDC – CLASSHOLE – COWARDS – DISCOURSE – DISGRACE – DOWNFALL OF GAIA – DRAGONFORCE – THE DRIP – EARTH – ENSIFERUM – EXHUMED – EYEHATEGOD – FASHION WEEK –  FUCKING INVINCIBLE – GNAW THEIR TONGUES – GOATSNAKE – GOATWHORE – HOD – INANIMATE EXISTENCE – IN DEFENCE  –  THE INSPECTOR CLUZO – KARMA TO BURN – KING PARROT – MAID MYRIAD – NEUROSIS – OBLITERATIONS –  POWER TRIP – POWERED WIG MACHINE – PRIMITIVE MAN – PRIMORDIAL – REVOCATION – THE ROAD HOME – SORXE –  UFOMAMMUT – WRVTH – XIBALBA – YOB – ZEX

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ENSIFERUM: Finnish Folk Metal Forbearers Unleash New Video; One Man Army Full-Length To See Release Next Month

Monday, January 12th, 2015

One Man Army is the sixth studio album from Finnish folk metal forbearers, ENSIFERUM. Set to drop next month via Metal Blade Records, the predominantly analog-recorded offering was captured by award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland and delivers eleven punishingly epic odes alongside a four-track bonus CD featuring the band’s rendition of Barathrum’s “Warmetal,” Iron Maiden’s “Wrathchild,” Uriah Heep’s “Lady In Black,” and Judas Priest’s “Breaking The Law,” initially unveiled as the covermount CD of issue #94 of Germany’s long-running Legacy Magazine.

In anticipation of the forthcoming release, today ENSIFERUM unveils the official new video for One Man Army’s title track as well as an in-depth “making of” clip that brings fans deep into the heart of the filming session. Take a looksee at THIS LOCATION.

ENSIFERUM’s One Man Army will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015. 70,000 Tons of Metal voyagers will be able to catch ENSIFERUM’s battle-ready live performance next week before the band kicks off a lengthy European live incursion, wielding their swords alongside Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum. See confirmed dates below:

ENSIFERUM:
1/22-1/26/2015 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise – Miami, FL
2/27/2015 Pakkahuone – Tampere, FI
2/28/2015 Rytmikorjaamo – Seianajoki, FI
3/06/2015 Lutakko – Jyvaskyla, FI
3/07/2015 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
w/ Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum:
3/11/2015 Zeche – Bochum, DE
3/12/2015 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
3/13/2015 Backstage – München, DE
3/14/2015 Masters of Rock Café – Zlin, CZ
3/15/2015 Club 202 – Budapest, HU
3/16/2015 Szene – Wien, AT
3/18/2015 Live Club – Milan, IT
3/19/2015 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH
3/20/2015 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR
3/21/2015 Z7 – Pratteln, CH
3/22/2015 Ninkasi Kao – Lyon, FR
3/23/2015 Le Bataclan – Paris, FR
3/24/2015 O2 Academy Islington-  London, UK
3/25/2015 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL
3/26/2015 Hedon – Zwolle, NL
3/27/2015 Biebob – Vosselaar, BE
3/28/2015 Tivoli – Bremen, DE
3/29/2015 Grünspan – Hamburg, DE
3/30/2015 Vega – Copenhagen, DK
3/31/2015 Göta Källare – Stockholm, SE
4/01/2015 Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, SE
4/02/2015 Inferno Metal Festival – Oslo, NO
Festivals Summer 2015:
8/13/2015 Rockstadt Extremefest – Rasnov, DE
6/19/2015 – 6/21/2015 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
7/30/2015 – 8/1/2015 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
8/06/2015 – 8/8/2015 Party San Open Air – Schlotheim, DE
8/09/2015 Bloodstock Open Air – Walton-On-Trent, GB
8/13/2015 – 8/15/2015 Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, DE

Forged in 1995 as a trio by guitarist/vocalist Markus Toivonen, and presently featuring current and former members of October Falls, Rapture, Norther, Barathrum and Sinergy, ENSIFERUM has been flying the flag of epic, folk-infused death metal high and proud for two decades. A Latin word translating to “sword bearer,” ENSIFERUM’s valiant tale begins humbly with three meticulously composed demos that raised the collective eyebrows of the extreme metal underground with their sharp and dexterous fusion of Bathory-esque darkness, Amorphis-styled melody and poignant accounts of ancient sagas and warrior quests. Released in 1999, it was third demo, Hero In A Dream, which included the band’s first-ever integration of female vocals, that reaped the praise and support of Finland’s Spinefarm Records, where the band would remain for five conquering studio offerings.

ENSIFERUM recorded their self-titled debut in November of 2000 at Sundi-Coop Studios in Savonlinna with Tuomo Valtonen (Rapture, Nattvindens Gråt, Darkwoods My Brotherhood). Released during the new millennium’s emerging Viking metal movement, the album featured such guest musicians as Trollhorn (keyboards), Marita Toivonen (kantele) and Johanna Vakkuri (guest female vocals who first appeared on the Hero In A Dream demo). Christened, “an excellent platter of Viking metal,” by Sputnik Music, furthering that “The Finns put forth an excellent effort, one that combines heavy, yet melodic riffing, impressive, folky interludes, and fun sing/growl-along atmospheres,” the record’s methodic, yet organically-executed synthesis of Viking, folk and power metal adorned in fantastical themes of Scandinavian lore sans the more kitschy humppa trappings of many of their sword-wielding peers, earned ENSIFERUM the mass reverence of fans on European shores and beyond.

Second full-length, Iron, found ENSIFERUM holed up in Copenhagen’s Sweet Silence Studios. There in Denmark, during the Fall of 2003, the band’s second full-length was captured by the gifted hands of producer Flemming Rasmussen, notorious for his work on such groundbreaking recordings as Metallica’s Master of Puppets and Ride the Lightning. For the next decade, ENSIFERUM would gallop their way further into the hearts of metallers of all walks with their epic hymns and grandiose, cinematic live performances. Honing their creative skills both compositionally and thematically with each passing effort, the band’s unification of technically adept metallic guitar sweeps with the more traditional sounds of their homeland a la Finnish kantele, bagpipes, nyckelharpa and bodhrans, and the gentle balance of vocalist/guitarist Petri Lindroos warring growls with Toivonen’s and bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka’s harmonized choruses, proved continually and deliberately infectious.

By 2013, ENSIFERUM – Toivonen, Hinkka and Lindroos alongside drummer Janne Parviainen and keyboardist/vocalist Emmi Silvennoinen – had become an international folk metal sensation having spread their valiant battle anthems to the stages of some of Europe’s most prestigious metal festivals as well as lengthy live pillagings through North America, Australia, South Africa, China, South and Central America. That year, the collective joined the legendary ranks of heavy metal powerhouse, Metal Blade Records, for the release of their sixth studio album.

Preorder bundles for One Man Army are currently available at THIS LOCATION.


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Bands In Vans: January 9th, 2015

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Lotta bands. Lotta tours. Support live music! Contact your local Earsplit operative for coverage inquiries: liz@earsplitcompound.com, dave@earsplitcompound.com or pr@earsplitcompound.com.

AEON w/ Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Tribulation:
2/02/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/05/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/10/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
2/14/2014 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
2/16/2014 The Garric – Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2014 Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/20/2014 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2014 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2014 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2014 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2014 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2014 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2014 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

ARMORED SAINT w/ Saxon:
5/08/2015 BB King’s – New York, NY
5/09/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
5/30/2015 House of Blues – W. Hollywood, CA

BARING TEETH:
1/09/2015 Augustine’s – Hammond, LA
1/10/2015 Back to Back Bar – Bossier City, LA

BEHEMOTH w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation:
2/02/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/05/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/10/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/11/2014Comodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
2/14/2014 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
2/16/2014 The Garric – Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2014 Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/20/2014 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2014 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2014 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2014 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2014 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2014 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2014 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

BLACK BREATH:
1/16/2015 The Astoria – Vancouver, BC
1/17/2015 The Swillery – Bellingham, WA
1/18/2015 Blackwater – Portland, OR
1/19/2015 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Behemoth, Aeon, Tribulation:
2/02/2014 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/05/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2014 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
2/10/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/11/2014Comodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
2/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
2/14/2014 MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
2/16/2014 The Garric – Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2014 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2014 Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
2/20/2014 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2014 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2014 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2014 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2014 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2014 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2014 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2014 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2014 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2014 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Theories
1/09/2015 Club Red – Tempe, AZ
1/11/2015 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CA

DISCOURSE:
2/06-07/20015 Nelligan Hall – Louisville, KY @ Mid West Blood Fest

DOWNFALL OF GAIA:
1/23/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
1/24/2015 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
1/25/2015 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
1/26/2015 DC9 – Washington, DC
1/27/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
1/28/2015 529 – Atlanta, GA
1/29/2015 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
1/30/2015 Churchill’s – Miami, FL
1/31/2015 Fubar – St. Petersburg, FL
2/01/2015 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
2/03/2015 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
2/04/2015 Double Wide – Dallas, TX
2/05/2015 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
2/06/2015 Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL
2/07/2015 Frequency Mansion – Madison, WI
2/08/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
2/09/2015 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA
2/10/2015 The Monkey House – Burlington, VT
2/12/2015 TBA- Boston, MA
2/13/2015 Saint Vitus – New York, NY

DRAGONFORCE w/ Kamelot:
4/27/2015 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
4/28/2015 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
4/29/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY
5/01/2015 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
5/02/2015 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
5/03/2015 Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON
5/05/2015 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
5/06/2015 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
5/07/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
5/09/2015 Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
5/10/2015 Louis Pub – Saskatoon, SK
5/11/2015 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
5/12/2015 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
5/14/2015 The Grand Ballroom at the Regency – San Francisco, CA
5/15/2015 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
5/16/2015 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
5/18/2015 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
5/20/2015 Emos – Austin, TX
5/21/2015 Iron City Live – Birmingham, AL
5/22/2015 New Orleans Civic Theatre- New Orleans, LA
5/23/2015 House of Blues (Orlando) – Lake Buena Vista, FL

EARTH w/ Black Spirituals, Don McGreevy & Rogier Smal Duo:
1/22/2015 OCCII – Amsterdam, NL
1/23/2015 La Maroquinerie – Paris, FR
1/24/2015 L’Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, FR
1/25/2015 Dachstock – Reitschule – Bern, CH
1/27/2015 Antigel Festival – Geneva, CH *
1/28/2015 Lo Fi Club – Milan, IT
1/29/2015 Init Club – Rome, IT
1/30/2015 Freakout Club – Bologna, IT
1/31/2015 Orpheum Extra – Graz, AT
2/01/2015 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, SK
2/02/2015 Arena – Vienna, AT
2/03/2015 Mochvara Klub – Zagreb, HR
2/04/2015 A38 – Budapest, HU
2/06/2015 K4 – Nurnberg, DE
2/07/2015 Club Manufaktur – Schorndorf, DE
2/08/2015 Volksbuhne – Berlin, DE
2/09/2015 Pipl – Moscow, RU w/ Nadja *
2/10/2015 Kuudes Linja – Helsinki, FI w/ Janne Westerlund *
2/11/2015 Debaser Strand – Stockholm, SE
2/12/2015 Vulkan Arena – Oslo, NO
2/13/2015 Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
2/14/2015 Voxhall – Aarhus, DE
2/15/2015 Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, DK
2/17/2015 FZW – Dortmund, DE
2/18/2015 Vera – Groningen, NL
2/20/2015 Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK
2/21/2015 The Oobleck – Birmingham, UK
2/22/2015 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
2/23/2015 The Cluny – Newcastle, UK
2/24/2015 The Komedia – Brighton, UK
2/25/2015 De Kreun – Kortrijk, BE
2/27/2015 Kyttaro Club – Athens, GR *
2/28/2015 Borusan Müzik Evi – Istanbul, TU *
[* EARTH only]
5/08-5/10/2015 Austin Psych Fest: Levitation – Austin, TX
5/15-17/2015 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA @ Psycho California

EAST OF THE WALL w/ Cryptodira:
1/09/2015 10th Street Live – Kenilworth, NJ w/ Hammer Fight, Carnavarice Breath
1/10/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA (3pm matinee)

ENSIFERUM:
1/22-1/26/2015 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise – Miami, FL
2/27/2015 Pakkahuone – Tampere, FI
2/28/2015 Rytmikorjaamo – Seianajoki, FI
3/06/2015 Lutakko – Jyvaskyla, FI
3/07/2015 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
w/ Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum:
3/11/2015 Zeche – Bochum, DE
3/12/2015 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
3/13/2015 Backstage – München, DE
3/14/2015 Masters of Rock Café – Zlin, CZ
3/15/2015 Club 202 – Budapest, HU
3/16/2015 Szene – Wien, AT
3/18/2015 Live Club – Milan, IT
3/19/2015 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH
3/20/2015 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR
3/21/2015 Z7 – Pratteln, CH
3/22/2015 Ninkasi Kao – Lyon, FR
3/23/2015 Le Bataclan – Paris, FR
3/24/2015 O2 Academy Islington-  London, UK
3/25/2015 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL
3/26/2015 Hedon – Zwolle, NL
3/27/2015 Biebob – Vosselaar, BE
3/28/2015 Tivoli – Bremen, DE
3/29/2015 Grünspan – Hamburg, DE
3/30/2015 Vega – Copenhagen, DK
3/31/2015 Göta Källare – Stockholm, SE
4/01/2015 Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, SE
4/02/2015 Inferno Metal Festival – Oslo, NO
End Tour
8/13/2015 Rockstadt Extremefest – Rasnov, DE
6/19/2015 – 6/21/2015 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
7/30/2015 – 8/1/2015 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, DE
8/06/2015 – 8/8/2015 Party San Open Air – Schlotheim, DE
8/09/2015 Bloodstock Open Air – Walton-On-Trent, GB
8/13/2015 – 8/15/2015 Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl, DE
8/13/2015 Rockstadt Extremefest – Rasnov, RO

EXHUMED:
1/24/2015 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
1/25/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX
w/ Napalm Death, Voivod, Iron Reagan, Black Crown Initiate:
1/27/2015 Grand Central – Miami, FL w/ Ringworm
1/28/2015 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL w/ Ringworm
1/29/2015 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Ringworm
1/30/2015 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC w/ Ringworm
1/31/2015 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD w/ Ringworm
2/02/2015 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY w/ Ringworm
2/03/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Ringworm
2/04/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON
2/05/2015 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON
2/06/2015 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
2/07/2015 Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ Ringworm
2/08/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Ringworm
2/09/2015 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ Ringworm
2/10/2015 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL w/ Ringworm
2/11/2015 Amsterdam – Minneapolis, MN w/ Ringworm
2/12/2015 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB
2/13/2015 The Exchange – Regina, SK
2/14/2015 Republik – Calgary, AB
2/15/2015 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
2/17/2015 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC w/ Dayglo Abortions
2/18/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA w/ Theories
2/19/2015 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
2/20/2015 Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Phobia
2/21/2015 Strummers – Fresno, CA w/ Phobia
2/22/2015 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
2/23/2015 Club Red – Tempe, AZ w/ Phobia
2/24/2015 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM w/ Phobia
2/25/2015 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO w/ Phobia
2/26/2015 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS w/ Phobia
2/27/2015 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX w/ Phobia
2/28/2015 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX w/ Phobia

EYEHATEGOD:
2/04/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Boston MA
2/06/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
2/07/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
2/08/2015 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Cro Mags , Saint Vitus, Misery Index
4/09/2015 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL
4/10/2015 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL

FALLUJAH w/ The Contortionist, Revocation, Toothgrinder:
2/07/2015 Emerson Theater – Indianapoli, IN
2/08/2015 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
2/10/2015 The End – Nashville, TN
2/11/2015 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
2/13/2015 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
2/14/2015 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
2/15/2015 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
2/17/2015 Greene Street Club – Greensboro, NC
2/18/2015 Empire West – Springfield, VA
2/19/2015 Revolution Music Hall – Amityville, NY
2/20/2015 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
2/21/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Brighton, MA
2/22/2015 Le Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
2/23/2015 Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
2/25/2015 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
2/26/2015 Tattoo Rock Parlour – Toronto, ON
2/27/2015 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
2/28/2015 Thompson House – Newport, KY

FUCKING INVINCIBLE:
2/27-3/01/2014 Bad Ass Weekend 3 – Houston, TX

GNAW THEIR TONGUES:
10/09-11/2015 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA @ California Deathfest [info]

GOATSNAKE:
5/24/2014 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD w/ Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Inverloch, Neurosis, Primordial, Winter, more
5/29-31/2015 Temples Festival – Bristol, UK w/ Sunn O))), Today Is The Day and Martyrdöd

GOATWHORE w/ Skeletonwitch, Mortals:
4/03/2015 Inferno Fest – Oslo, NO
4/04/2015 Kulturakademin- Motala, SW
4/06/2015 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
4/07/2015 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
4/08/2015 Bastard Club – Osnabruck, DE
4/10/2015 Cul Du sac – Tilburg, NL
4/11/2015 Sound Control  - Manchester, UK
4/12/2015 Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, IE
4/13/2015 Ivory Blacks  - Glasgow, UK
4/14/2015 The Oobleck  - Birmingham, UK
4/15/2015 Corporation – Sheffield, UK
4/16/2015 Underworld – London, UK
4/17/2015 Magasin 4 - Brussels, BE
4/18/2015  Underground – Koln, DE
4/19/2015  Covent Garden – Paris, FR
4/20/2015  La Nef – Angouleme, FR
4/21/2015  Sala Lemon  - Madrid, ES
4/22/2015 Sala Razz 3  - Barcelona, ES
4/23/2015 MJC O Totem – Lyon, FR
4/24/2015 Dynamo/Werk 21 - Zurich, CH
4/25/2015 Lo Fi – Milan, IT
4/26/2015 Traffic Live – Rome, IT
4/27/2015 p.m.k. – Innsbruck, AT
4/28/2015 Backstage – Munchen, DE
4/29/2015 Conne Island  - Leipzig, DE
4/30/2015  Magnet – Berlin, DE
5/01/2015  Arena – Wien, AT
5/02/2015 Exit-us – Prague, CR

IN DEFENCE:
2/01/2015 Minnehaha Free Space – Minneapolis, MN
2/02/2015 Memory Lanes – Minneapolis, MN
2/03/2015 Underground Rock Shop – Des Moines, IA
2/04/2014 Vandals – Kansas City, MO
2/05/2015 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
2/06/2015 Three Links – Dallas, TX
2/07/2015 TBA – Austin, TX
2/08/2015 Limelight – San Antonio, TX
2/09/2015 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
2/10/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
2/11/2015 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
2/12/2015 TV Land – Tallahassee, FL
2/13/2015 Fubar Downtown – Tampa, FL
2/14/2015 Shantytown – Jacksonville, FL
2/15/2015 Churchills – Miami, FL
2/16/2015 TBA – St. Augustine, FL
2/17/2015 Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall – Orlando, FL
2/18/2015 (A) Space – Gainesville, FL
2/19/2015 The Guild Hall – Savannah, GA
2/20/2015 Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN
2/21/2015 Tower 2 – Nashville, TN
2/22/2015 The Demo – St. Louis, MO
2/23/2015 Peste De Merde – Columbia, MO
2/24/2015 The Health Club – Omaha, NE

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS Live:
1/16/2015 The Marquis Theater – Denver, CO * EP Release Show w/ The Flight Of Sleipnir, Ghosts Of Glaciers, Dreadnought

KARMA TO BURN:
1/8/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
1/09/2015 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
1/10/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
1/11/2015 Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC
1/12/2015 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
1/13/2015 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME
1/14/2015 TT the Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
1/15/2015 The Shaskeen – Manchester, NH
1/16/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
1/17/2015 The Depot – York, PA
1/18/2015 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
1/19/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
1/20/2015 Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
1/21/2015 The Earl – East Atlanta, GA
1/22/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
1/23/2015 Mangos – Houston, TX
1/24/2015 Mohawk – Austin, TX
1/25/2015 Double Wide – Dallas, TX
1/27/2015 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
1/28/2015 The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
1/30/2015 Loaded – Hollywood, CA
1/31/2015 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
2/01/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
2/03/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/04/2015 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
2/06/2015 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2/07/2015 The Shredder – Boise, ID
2/08/2015 Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT
2/09/2015 Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
2/10/2015 Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS
2/11/2015 Fubar – St Louis, MO
2/12/2015 Red Line Tap – Chicago, IL
2/13/2015 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV

MAID MYRIAD:
2/06/2015 Buzzbin Shop – Canton, OH
2/07/2015 Backroom Studios – Rockaway, NJ w/ East Of The Wall, El Drugstore, Zevious
2/13/2015 AS220 – Providence, RI
2/15/2015 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD
2/20/2015 123 Pleasant Street – Morgantown, WV
2/22/2015 The Main Street Cafe – Clarksburg, WV

MEATWOUND:
1/20/2015 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ Municipal Waste, Torche, Night Birds [info]

MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD w/ High On Fire:
1/09/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
1/10/2015 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
1/11/2015 Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME
1/13/2015 The Loft at the Chance Theatre – Poughkeepsie, NY
1/14/2015 Simon’s 677 – Providence, RI.

NEUROSIS:
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD w/ Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Goatsnake, Primordial, more [info]

POWER TRIP:
2/23/2015 Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
2/24/2015 The North Door – Austin, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
2/25/2015 1011 – San Antonio, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
3/03/2015 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
3/04/2015 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL w/ Build and Destroy
3/05/2015 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Build and Destroy
3/06/2015 Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/07/2015 The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/08/2015 The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/09/2015 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/10/2015 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/12/2015 The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/13/2015 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/14/2015 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/15/2015 The Glass House – Pomona, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/16/2015 Club Red – Mesa, AZ w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/17/2015 Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Merchandise
3/18/2015 Primal Skate Shop – Abilene, TX w/ Merchandise
3/22/2015 South By So What?! - Grand Prairie,TX [info]

POWERED WIG MACHINE:
2/21/2015 The Rock – Tucson, AZ @ Borderlands Fuzz Fiesta w/ Fireball Ministry, Wo Fat, Mos Generator, more [info]

PRIMORDIAL:
1/24/2015 Magazin4 – Brussels, BE
2/05/2015 Audio – Glasgow, UK
2/06/2015 Sound Control – Manchester, UK
2/07/2015 Islington Academy – London, UK
2/19/2015 Blastfest 2015 – Bergen, NO
2/21/2015 Volta Club – Moscow, RU
4/04/2015 Radau gegen HIV – Münster, DE
4/05/2015 Dark Easter Metal Meeting – München, DE
6/13-14/2015 Metalhead Meeting 2015 – Bucharest, RO
6/19-21/2015 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, BE
7/17/2015 Bang Your Head – Balingen, DE

REVOCATION w/ The Contortionist, Fallujah, Toothgrinder:
2/07/2015 Emerson Theater – Indianapoli, IN
2/08/2015 Mojoes –  Joliet, IL
2/10/2015 The End – Nashville, TN
2/11/2015 The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
2/13/2015 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
2/14/2015 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
2/15/2015 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
2/17/2015 Greene Street Club – Greensboro, NC
2/18/2015 Empire West – Springfield, VA
2/19/2015 Revolution Music Hall – Amityville, NY
2/20/2015 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
2/21/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Brighton, MA
2/22/2015 Le Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
2/23/2015 Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
2/25/2015 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
2/26/2015 Tattoo Rock Parlour – Toronto, ON
2/27/2015 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
2/28/2015 Thompson House – Newport, KY

THE DRIP:
1/10/2015 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Pig Destroyer
2/22/2015 333 – Vancouver, BC w/ Enabler, Call Of The Void
2/23/2015 The Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Enabler, Call Of The Void
2/24/2015 The Hop – Spokane, WA w/ Enabler, Call Of The Void
THEORIES w/ CATTLE DECAPITATION
1/09/2015 Club Red – Tempe, AZ
1/11/2015 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CA

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

XIBALBA:
1/30/2015 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA w/ All Out War, Skinfather
1/31/2015 Gilman – Berkeley, CA w/ All Out War, Skinfather
2/07/2015 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA w/ Excel, Rotting Out
2/18/2015 Bogies – Albany, NY w/ The Banner
2/19/2015 Haverhill – Haverhill, MA w/ The Banner
2/20/2015 Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening
2/21/2015 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD w/ All Out War, The Banner, Rude Awakening
2/22/2015 Firehouse 13 – Providence, RI w/ The Banner, Rude Awakening

YOB w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision:
3/05/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/06/2015 Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
3/07/2015 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
3/09/2015 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
3/10/2015 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
3/11/2015 Corazon – Seattle, WA
3/13/2015 Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT
3/14/2015 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
3/16/2015 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
3/17/2015 Thaila Hall – Chicago, IL
3/19/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON
3/20/2015 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
3/21/2015 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
3/22/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
3/23/2015 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
3/24/2015 Sinclair – Boston, MA

ZEX:
2/07/2015 Penang, Malaysia
2/08/2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2/10/2015 Batu Pahat, Malaysia
2/11/2015 Singapore, Singapore
2/13/2015 Sidoarjo, Indonesia
2/14/2015 Gresik, Indonesia
2/15/2015 Kediri, Indonesia
2/16/2015 Solo, Indonesia
2/17/2015 Klaten, Indonesia
2/19/2015 Bandung, Indonesia
2/20/2015 Jakarta, Indonesia
2/22/2015 Brisbane, Australia
2/24/2015 Sydney, Australia
2/25/2015 Canberra, Australia
2/26/2015 Melbourne, Australia
2/27/2015 Adelaide, Australia
2/28/2015 Melbourne, Australia
3/01/2015 Auckland, New Zealand
3/02/2015 Wellington, New Zealand

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EXHUMED: Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 – 2015 To Be Released This February; Massive North American Tour With Napalm Death + Voivod Announced

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014


Originally released in 1998, EXHUMED’s now-classic debut full-length, Gore Metal, was a boundary defying offering of filth-ridden, grinding, over-the-top death-metal. Unrepentantly fast, furious and maniacal, Gore Metal gleamed with a delightful audio repugnance bedecked in blazing riff infiltrations, slasher-film-inspired lyrics and vile cover art. It was the record that made Carcass seem PG-rated by comparison and thus certified itself as a true underground classic.

Not content to let the album rot away, EXHUMED returned to the studio almost two decades later to re-record the landmark offering. The resulting Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 – 2015, set for release this February via Relapse Records, maintains the maniacal ferocity of the original recordings while adding depth to the sonic devourment thanks in no small part to years of touring and a vastly improved-sounding recording quality.

Proclaims vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey: “I’m super pumped that we got the chance to re-record Gore Metal. I don’t think any of us were happy with how it turned out the first time around, so getting another shot at it meant a lot to me personally. I was also really excited to have our old friend Ross Sewage reprise his vocals on the new version, ensuring that it still sounds like that era of EXHUMED, though things are a lot more audible this time around!”

Get surgical with the sounds of “Open The Abscess,” below:

Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 – 2015 Track Listing:
1. Necromaniac
2. Open The Abscess
3. Postmortem Procedures
4. Limb From Limb
5. Enucleation
6. Casket Crusher
7. Death Mask
8. In My Human Slaughter House
9. Sepulchral Slaughter
10. Vagitarian II
11. Blazing Corpse
12. Deadest Of The Dead

As a precursor to the release, the perpetual road warriors in EXHUMED, currently terrorizing Europe alongside Aborted, Origin and Miasmal, will embark upon a massive North American live takeover next year with co-headliners Napalm Death and Voivod. Set to commence on January 27th in Miami, the band will raze nearly three-dozen megalopolises, with the infiltration coming to a close on February 28th in Houston. Additional support will be provided by Iron Reagan and Black Crown Initiate with Ringworm, Dayglo Abortions, Theories and Phobia to appear on select performances throughout the trek. See confirmed dates below. You have been warned.

EXHUMED w/ Aborted, Origin, Miasmal:
12/15/2014 Grillen – Colmar, FR
12/16/2014 Steinbruch Theater – Darmstadt, DE
12/17/2014 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
12/18/2014 Rock It – Aalen, DE
12/19/2014 Heavy Xmas – Zürich, CH
12/20/2014 Turock – Essen, DE
EXHUMED:
1/24/2015 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
1/25/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX
w/ Napalm Death, Voivod, Iron Reagan, Black Crown Initiate:
1/27/2015 Grand Central – Miami, FL w/ Ringworm
1/28/2015 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL w/ Ringworm
1/29/2015 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Ringworm
1/30/2015 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC w/ Ringworm
1/31/2015 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD w/ Ringworm
2/02/2015 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY w/ Ringworm
2/03/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Ringworm
2/04/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON
2/05/2015 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON
2/06/2015 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
2/07/2015 Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ Ringworm
2/08/2015 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Ringworm
2/09/2015 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ Ringworm
2/10/2015 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL w/ Ringworm
2/11/2015 Amsterdam – Minneapolis, MN w/ Ringworm
2/12/2015 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB
2/13/2015 The Exchange – Regina, SK
2/14/2015 Republik – Calgary, AB
2/15/2015 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
2/17/2015 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC w/ Dayglo Abortions
2/18/2015 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA w/ Theories
2/19/2015 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
2/20/2015 Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Phobia
2/21/2015 Strummers – Fresno, CA w/ Phobia
2/22/2015 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
2/23/2015 Club Red – Tempe, AZ w/ Phobia
2/24/2015 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM w/ Phobia
2/25/2015 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO w/ Phobia
2/26/2015 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS w/ Phobia
2/27/2015 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX w/ Phobia
2/28/2015 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX w/ Phobia

Presented with completely new artwork and a gaggle of detailed liner notes, Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 – 2015 will be unleashed via Relapse Records February 10th, 2015 and comes available digitally and limited addition LP as well as a deluxe two-CD set which comes packaged with the original version of the album for the price of a single CD. Relish the gorific bargains! Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION. Desirers of the digitals can point their browsers HERE.

EXHUMED on Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998 – 2015:

Rob “Bodybag” Babcock – bass, backing vocals
Mike Beams – guitar, backing vocals
Bud Burke – lead guitar, backing vocals
Mike Hamilton – drums
Matt Harvey – guitar, lead vocals
Ross Sewage – lead vocals
Backup vocal “Slay Team”: Alejandro Corredor, Dr. Philthy

“…a gleeful celebration of death metal…” – Decibel

EXHUMED is Carcass reincarnated.” - Terrorizer

“…a classic piece of blazing gore metal with death on its mind from start to finish.” – MetalSucks

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THE SHRINE: California Skate Punk Perpetrators Release 12″ Maxi Single Today Via Tankcrimes; New Tune Streaming At Cvlt Nation

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

In celebration of Waiting For The War, the new 12” maxi single from California skate punk perpetrators THE SHRINE released today via the volume dealers at the Tankcrimes headquarters, today Cvlt Nation premieres second rager, “Rare Breed.”

Meticulously melding the hooks and decadence of ‘70s rock and glam with the fuck-all vivacity and rebelliousness of ‘80s hardcore and skate punk, the self-dubbed “destroyers of rock ‘n’ roll,” worship at the altar of MC5, The Stooges, Black Flag and Annihilation Time without ever replicating them. Waiting For The War serves as the follow-up to the THE SHRINE’s critically fawned-upon Tee Pee Records-released Bless Off full-length, which earned a spot on Spin Magazine’s Top 50 releases of 2014 list, likening the band to “Black Flag circa between Damaged and My War if they loved life more than they hated it and liked Thin Lizzy/early Van Halen/old Aerosmith/pre-Nazi Ted Nugent as much as they did Sabbath,” furthering that, “this band’s stop-and-start lurching feels too hamburger-fed and healthy to be hardcore, with one of the most proficiently engine-room-like rhythm sections in recent rock memory, and gratifyingly little if any slow-for-slow’s-sake ‘sludge’ dry-rot or fast-for-fast’s-sake ‘mosh’ malarkey.”

On the maxi-single, THE SHRINE pays homage to 1980s French rock unit, Soggy (known for nailing the Motor City sound) with a spiffy rendition of “Waiting For The War,” playing at Noisey HERE backed by a sick original, “Rare Breed,” currently streaming at Cvlt Nation at RIGHT HERE.

Waiting For The War is out TODAY via Tankcrimes and comes available digitally and on vinyl in wicked red/black/blue striped wax via mailorder (limited to 100 copies) or directly from the band and blue blob vinyl with a download card included for digitally inclined audiophiles. A bitchin’ stocking stuffer. Order yours HERE.

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Made In NY Media Center To Host Josh Graham: Standard Model Catastrophes; Opening Reception This Thursday In Brooklyn

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Standard Model Catastrophes is both a look back and a glimpse of what lies ahead for multimedia artist, Josh Graham, notorious in the metal community for fronting Brooklyn-based sound alchemists A Storm Of Light as well as his tenure conjuring visuals for Neurosis. Graham is now serving as Soundgarden’s creative director – a position which has allowed the scope of his work to increase exponentially.

As part of the First Thursday Art Walks in DUMBO (Brooklyn), the Made In NY Media Center by Independent Filmmaker Project will host Josh Graham: Standard Model Catastrophes. On display will be works from the past decade, including concert visuals, music videos, and video art, as well as his most recent visuals for Soundgarden’s live performances. Featured works include concert visuals from Soundgarden, Jay-Z, Drake, Neurosis, and A Storm Of Light, as well as music videos from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Eyehategod, Isis, and more.

Standard Model Catastrophes will also see the world premiere of Watchmaker, a brand new installation custom-designed for the Made In NY Media Center’s 360-degree projection space. Elaborates Graham: “Watchmaker focuses on the current rising escalation between the US/Nato and Russia, focusing specifically on the thousands of nuclear warheads that are currently armed and ready to launch.” The installation is set to the avant-garde electronica song, “Still Life”, by Gazelle Twin (aka British composer, producer and musician Elizabeth Bernholz).

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 4th, 2014 6-9pm EST.
Location: Made In NY Media Center, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

I. Retrospective – 27-screen video installation, 2014: This selection of work was created over the last ten years and focuses on concert visuals created for Soundgarden, Jay Z, Neurosis, Drake, and A Storm Of Light. Despite the different musical genres, much of the content relates to the current state of our planet and dives into issues of environmentalism, warfare, government corruption, and the human condition. While not always necessary, approaching visuals in a topical manner can bring more weight, depth, and dynamic to the concert experience.

II. Watchmaker – 360-degree/120-foot video installation, 2014: Synchronized and edited to “Still Life” by Gazelle Twin. Additional ambient soundscape by Josh Graham. The question is being asked all over the world: Are we entering a new Cold War? Some say we are already in the midst of it. Others are more optimistic. Regardless, the global deterioration of peace is impossible to deny. While the idea of a full-scale nuclear war seems impossibly ridiculous, the number of nuclear weapons around the world are both astounding and terrifying. Will mankind destroy itself? Maybe. Maybe not. In the meantime, Watchmaker focuses on the strange and surreal beauty of these weapons, and what the last “minutes to midnight” might look like.

About Josh Graham:

Graham was born in Denver (1974), raised in Phoenix, has lived in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and currently resides in New York. Graham’s work — up to and including musical set pieces with any number of his earth-moving bands, from his past with Red Sparowes / Battle Of Mice to his present with A Storm of Light — addresses the inescapable slide of time in passages significant and singular where the illusion of permanence and its ruin are nothing if not inevitable. Graham pursues an obsession with light, dark, shadow space, natural and mad-made forms and his work presages a near eschatological understanding of life cycle and being. We’re left with an expansive body of work that is, in micro and macro, about nothing if not the emphasis on form, structure, discipline and their eventual loss. In the music industry, Graham has created work for: Soundgarden, Jay Z, Foo Fighters, Drake, Neurosis, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Shrinebuilder, Jesu, Nadja, Chris Cornell, Underoath, Sleep, Florence & the Machine, Moon Taxi, Red Sparowes, A Storm of Light, ISIS, Sunn, Mastodon, Saves the Day, Jurassic 5, No Doubt, Madonna, and Scion’s music division. In the motion design world, he has worked with: Showtime, EA Games, Discovery, Willo Perron, Time Warner, A&E, Nike, TNT, IBM, ABC, PBS, NBC Sports, Zoe Cassavetes, Wieden Kennedy Tokyo, Girl Skateboards, Three Ring Circus, Imaginary Forces, Shine, Spark, Transistor, Digital Kitchen, Blur, Brand New School, Logan, Buck, Showtime, National TV, Thornberg and Forrester, Concrete Pictures, Loyal Kaspar, and Moment Factory.

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Metal Grasshopper: Episode 4, Starring Down’s Philip H. Anselmo + Comedian Dave Hill Now Playing At Metal Injection

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

In Metal Grasshopper: Episode 4, metal overlord Philip H. Anselmo allows delusional man-child Dave Hill loose on an unsuspecting public, where he meets an actual woman. Anselmo also schools Hill on stage banter, corpse paint, and other important topics. Later Anselmo and Hill get in a huge argument from which they may never recover! Hill requests group counseling. There is also breakfast cereal.

Roll your peepers on over to Metal Injection to watch Metal Grasshopper Episode 4: “Unscared” at THIS LOCATION, where you can also catch your lazy ass up on the last three chapters:

Episode 1: “Origins” – Anselmo reluctantly agrees to share his heavy metal wisdom with Hill.

Episode 2: “The Awakening” – Anselmo schools young Hill on headbanging, heavy metal vocals, and the most extreme of all breakfast cereals. Oh, and Dave takes a phone message for Phil from King Diamond, which is awesome.

Episode 3: “Metal Or Not Metal?” – Anselmo puts Hill to the test with a round of heavy metal flash cards. Later Anselmo makes Hill sit in a closet for a seriously long time while he makes an awesome salad. Also, Hill rents a goat.

Metal Grasshopper was directed by Chris Lee with Joe Randazzo, written by Chris Lee, Dave Hill, and Phil Anselmo, edited by Phil Costello and produced by Chris Lee.

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NEOPERA: Classical/Metal Fusion Act Featuring Members Of Gamma Ray And Dark Age Unleash New Video

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Germany’s NEOPERA, founded by guitarist and driving force of German metal band Dark Age, Joern Schubert, and featuring Dirk Schlaechter, longtime bassist for German metal titans, Gamma Ray, recently unleashed a brand new video for the track “Error.” The tune comes by way of the band’s recently released Destined Ways full-length.

Founder, boss and lead guitarist Joern Schubert, who, has been composing music since he was seven years old, envisioned this expansive classical music vision and decided to set out to fulfill a personal dream and the create a perfectly balanced soundscape. Starting in 2010, Joern approached the project with increased pressure and the wish to find like-minded band members. His number one goal was to breathe life into his compositions with a band structure. Since both Dark Age and Gamma Ray regularly frequented the legendary Hammer Studios in Hamburg, Joern Schubert and Gamma Ray bass player Dirk Schlaechter quickly bonded and formed the core of NEOPERA. It was also the Gamma Ray connection that provided a link to Corvin Bahn who has been taking care of orchestrations for the band ever since. The right vocalists were found in Nina Jiers and Thorsten Schuck through metal and social media networks. In the studio, the band was joined by André Schumann (Dark Age) on drums and Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray) who delivered a guest solo part.

The ultimate fusion of classical music and modern heaviness, NEOPERA are very apt at avoiding genre classifications, clichés and the usual tags, instead they have concocted an amalgamation of a vast array of emotions. Sometimes tender and fragile, aggressive and fierce the next instant, NEOPERA delivers an unforgettable journey between shadow and light on Destined Ways. Schlaechter used his experience as a producer for Gamma Ray and took good care of the production of all guitar tracks, bass and choir elements. Luckily the recordings for Destined Ways were already finished when the Hammer Studios tragically burned down in the Autumn of 2013, after which producer Eike Freese was the driving force who intertwined all of the tracks and recordings.

Check out “Error” below.

Destined Ways is out now via Armoury Records. Order your copy at THIS LOCATION.


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WIZARD RIFLE: West Coast Noise Rock/Psych Doom Exhibitionists Kick Off November Live Incursion; Here In The Deadlights Reaps Critical Hails Nationally

Friday, November 14th, 2014

West Coast noise rock/psych doom exhibitionists in WIZARD RIFLE have taken their big guns to the streets today to kick off their November live incursion. Set to commence this evening in Phoenix, Arizona at Time Out Lounge, team WIZARD RIFLE will ransack nearly a dozen megalopolises, with the ceremonies coming to hot, deafening conclusion on November 26th in Brooklyn, New York at Saint Vitus Bar.

WIZARD RIFLE will be touring in support of their Here In The Deadlights full-length, issued via Seventh Rule Recordings late last month. Tracked by guitarist Max Dameron at Breakfast Studio in Los Angeles, then toiled over for a year, with Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Melvins et al) and Jesse Johnstone sharing mixing duties, the album finds WIZARD RIFLE delving into far sludgier realms and reaching new echelons of monolithic heaviness in the process without sacrificing any of their propulsive grooves and cathartic dissonance.

The record has raised the eyebrows and grazed the ears of fans and media nationally. In their December 2014 issue, Decibel Magazine elaborates, “…with [David] Boe’s bass anchoring the compositions, providing a welcome low end that adds obvious heaviness, the music flows much better than it did on the previous album. A song like ‘Paul The Sky Tyrant’ swings with mighty force and grace, while the more progressive, Beefheartian moments (‘Psychodynamo’) and skronky passages (‘Buzzsaw Babes’) are able to show a little more restraint this time around now that the bass can deflect some of the attention. It’s a marvelous step forward – a promising band expanding literally and figuratively, and sounding all the better for it.” In a near  perfect 4.5/5 score About.com calls Here In The Deadlights, “a mind-boggling possibility for discovery for those willing to do the digging,” furthering that, “Here in the Deadlights provides the inspiration to willfully expand your musical consciousness.” Verbicide gushes, “sophomore slump be damned, WIZARD RIFLE has made a follow-up that trumps their excellent debut,” while The Needle Drops opines, “Often compared to King Crimson or Misfits, Here In The Deadlights sounds more like an early Uriah Heep album, sludgy, but playing heavily with volume and movement. Track after track seems to be an epic little escapade in its own right, building up into a crescendo of churning guitar lines and drum riffs, moving inch by careful inch towards the refined heavy rock sound they constantly seem to be searching for.”

WIZARD RIFLE Fall Tour 2014:
11/14/2014 Time Out Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
11/15/2014 Gary’s Place – Tucson, AZ
11/16/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
11/18/2014 Silver Dollar – Texarkana, TX
11/19/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
11/20/2014 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
11/21/2014 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
11/22/2014 Slim’s – Raleigh, NC
11/23/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
11/25/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
11/26/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

With a sound entrenched in a reverence for ‘70s psychedelic and punk, and innumerable contemporary acts without ever feeling like a proverbial retrogression, WIZARD RIFLE seeks to transcend boundaries beyond reference points and obvious nods to rock idols. Still, they’re commonly likened to King Crimson, Lightning Bolt, High On Fire, Misfits, Karp, Melvins, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Sleep and so many others. In 2012 the band released their debut LP Speak Loud Say Nothing to critical adoration on Seventh Rule. Teaming up with Nanotear Booking, they honed their live sound on several US and Canadian tours, sharing the stage with the likes of Yob, Church Of Misery, Black Cobra, Arabrot, Rabbits and Witch Mountain. Last year, the band relocated from Portland to Los Angeles, and immediately started work on the delightfully riff-encased bruiser that is Here In The Deadlights.

Here In The Deadlights is available on CD and limited red-inside-deep purple colored vinyl via Seventh Rule Recordings. Order your copy NOW at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders point your browser HERE.

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TNT: Long-Running Norwegian Heavy Metal Troupe Releases 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Stateside Via Indie Recordings

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Long-running Norwegian heavy metal troupe, TNT, is pleased to unleash their 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra release stateside via Indie Recordings.

This unique document of the band’s astounding three-decade career was captured on June 2nd, 2012 at the Clarion Hotel in Trondheim, Norway. The group performed a special set list while accompanied by the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Trondheim Symfoniorkester). The performance also includes special appearances by Hank Von Helvete (Turbonegro), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), original TNT’s singer, Dag Ingebrigtsen, and vocalist Tony Harnell, who has since rejoined the group following the departure of Tony Mills. Throughout this amazing recording, one gets a taste of what has been, what is, and also what might be.
30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Track Listing:
01. Fanfare For The Common Man.
02. Invisible Noise
03. Substitute
04. Refugee
05. As Far As The Eye Can See
06. Downhill Racer
07. Intuition
08. Northern Lights
09. Tekrø solo
10. Magica Lanterna
11. Sabre Dance
12. Harley Davidson
13. USA
14. Eddie
15. June
16. My Religion
17. Everyone’s A Star
18. 10.000 Lovers (In One)
19. Seven Seas

TNT’s 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra is out on CD, DVD with an accompanying documentary and digitally in North America via Indie Recordings. For digital orders scroll to THIS LOCATION. For CD orders go HERE.

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