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ANATOMY OF HABIT: Post-Metal/Noise Rock Ensemble Unleashes New Teaser Track Via Cvlt Nation; Ciphers + Axioms Release Day Draws Near

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

With the release of Ciphers + Axioms, the latest full-length from Chicago post-metal/noise rock collective, ANATOMY OF HABIT, now less than two weeks away, today Cvlt Nation delivers a sample of the hauntingly hypnotic timbre of second movement, “Then Window.”

Manned by the ingenuity of noise prodigy Mark Solotroff of Bloodyminded, ANATOMY OF HABIT features iconic drummer John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea And Cake, Gastr Del Sol etc.), guitarist Will Lindsay (Indian, Wolves In The Throne Room etc.), percussionist Theo Katsaounis (Joan Of Arc) and bassist Kenny Rasmussen (ex-Radar Eyes). Together they composed the awe-inspiring Ciphers + Axioms full-length. Tracked at Soma Studios with sound sage, Sanford Parker (Minsk, Twilight, Corrections House), the record delivers two gripping, twenty-plus minute epic compositions fabricated by tense, walls of guitar, distortion and percussion nuanced by Solotroff’s dark, chilling, baritone vocal poetics. Ciphers + Axioms is a true genre-defying master work, at once traumatic and terrifying; ugly yet cathartic where the use of space and time is as much an instrument as sound itself. In a first impression of the record, Exclaim notes of opening track “Radiate And Recede,” “It starts off with a greyed-out death rock arrangement of grim guitars, slim hi-hat work and gloomy ejaculations on ‘unnatural responses.’ The track ebbs and flows between dour and distorted noise passages into skull-slamming metal and back into the quieter, though no less disturbing moments.”

In anticipation of its impending release, today Cvlt Nation offers up a sample of “Then Window.” Says Solotroff of the hymn, “When we started playing a shorter version of ‘Then Window’ live, a very close friend of mine used the term, ‘boogie rock,’ to describe it, which quite frankly made me a bit crazy. But after thinking about it, I had to agree that core elements of this song made it the most straightforward rock and roll thing we’ve done, which may partially explain why we obliterated the rock structure and let the second half of the song soar into outer space.’

Adds Cvlt Nation “Over the course of two unique soundscapes, the band takes the listener on an excursion into a universe where one’s imagination is never ending!”

Witness for yourself at THIS LOCATION.

You can also sample the controlled paranoia of “Radiate And Recede,” still streaming at Heathen Harvest at THIS LOCATION.

Called “…astoundingly powerful and unique… definitely deserving of your attention” by The Inarguable and commended by The Chicagoist for their knack of engaging listeners, “by lulling them into gothic ambiance one minute, and then snapping them out of it with whiplash-inducing fury on loan from metal and hardcore the next,” ANATOMY OF HABIT was forged in Chicago in October 2008. Incorporating the prime essentials of doom metal, post punk, death rock, noise rock, and shoegaze, their boundless sound manifestations have earned the band consistent praise from a wide swath of listeners, be they people who experience the band for the first time, diehard fans who attend almost every show, or fellow musicians with whom ANATOMY OF HABIT has shared stages. A fitting sonic journey for fervent followers of Joy Division, Killing Joke, Bauhaus, My Bloody Valentine, Black Sabbath, Fields Of The Nephilim, Neurosis, Death In June, and Locrian.

Ciphers + Axioms will be released on CD, LP and digitally via Relapse Records on November 10th, 2014. Preorder you copy today at THIS LOCATION. For iTunes preorders, point your browser HERE and for BandCamp preorders, go HERE where you’ll also find streams of previous ANATOMY OF HABIT recordings.


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Philip H. Anselmo Responds To Housecore Horror Film Festival Co-Founder Corey Mitchell’s Passing

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder/best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell, suffered a deadly heart attack early Monday morning at Emo’s, venue home of the event. Mitchell’s tragic and untimely passing follows the fest’s second epically successful weekend of metal and horror.

Said partner/Housecore Records head, Philip H. Anselmo, in an official statement: “This is stunning. After a weekend of incredible bands, awesome horror films and masses of fantastic people, tragically, unexpectedly, and with heart-crushing reality, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, Corey Mitchell, passed away Monday, October 27th 2014, after the event ended. This is devastating on so many levels, I can’t and won’t go into how tremendous a loss Corey’s untimely death truly is. I was introduced to Corey first and foremost as a best-selling crime author, and shortly after that meeting I agreed to have him as my co-writer of an unfinished novel I’d been working on. It was his idea to create a horror and film festival that would became The Housecore Horror Festival. He had a vision, and no one worked harder than him to see the event through. But forget festivals. Forget books. We lost a great friend. From all of us here at Housecore Records, we extend our utmost condolences to his wife, Audra, and his two beautiful young daughters. This is devastating on countless personal levels, and I’m finding it difficult to type these lines. We lost a brother. We lost a great man with a passion for everything that we love. He will be unfathomably missed… RIP Corey. His legacy will never be forgotten, nor will his friendship. With supremely heavy hearts, we mourn. Sincerely – Philip H. Anselmo”

Corey Mitchell was a Los Angeles Times and Borders International Group bestselling author of several true crime books including Hollywood Death Scenes, Dead And Buried, Murdered Innocents, Evil Eyes, Strangler, Pure Murder, and Savage Son. Mitchell was also the founder of the #1 true crime blog, In Cold Blog, a former blogger for the Discovery Channel’s Hollywood on Crime blog, contributor to MetalSucks, and the horror film festival blogger for Bloody Disgusting. Mitchell’s eighth true crime book, Teach Me To Kill, about the murder of Diane Tilly, will be released in the coming weeks. A fund is being set up to help Mitchell’s wife Audra and his two daughters. Details to be announced soon.

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ANATOMY OF HABIT: Post-Metal/Noise Rock Collective Unveils “Radiate And Recede” Via Heathen Harvest

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Ciphers + Axioms is the forthcoming full-length from Chicago post-metal/noise rock collective, ANATOMY OF HABIT. Fronted by noise prodigy Mark Solotroff of Bloodyminded, ANATOMY OF HABIT features a veritable who’s who of musicians including legendary drummer John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea And Cake, Gastr Del Sol etc.), guitarist Will Lindsay (Indian, Wolves In The Throne Room etc.), percussionist Theo Katsaounis (Joan Of Arc) and bassist Kenny Rasmussen (ex-Radar Eyes).

Tracked at Soma Studios with sound sage, Sanford Parker (Minsk, Twilight, Corrections House), Ciphers + Axioms boasts two twenty-plus minute epic compositions. Fabricated by tense, monolithic walls of guitar and percussion nuanced by Solotroff’s dark, chilling, baritone vocal poetics, Ciphers + Axioms is a true genre-defying master work, at once traumatic and terrifying; ugly yet cathartic where the use of space and time is as much an instrument as sound itself.

In celebration of its imminent unveiling next month, today Heathen Harvest thrusts forth opening track “Radiate And Recede,” a disturbing canticle of controlled paranoia.

Get unsettled at THIS LOCATION.

Commended as a band that “truly defie[s] categorization,” by the The Chicagoist, who further champions ANATOMY OF HABIT’s knack of mesmerizing listeners, “by lulling them into gothic ambiance one minute, and then snapping them out of it with whiplash-inducing fury on loan from metal and hardcore the next,” ANATOMY OF HABIT was forged in Chicago in October 2008. Encompassing elements of doom metal, post punk, death rock, noise rock, and shoegaze, their boundry-free sound earned the band consistent praise from a wide swath of listeners, be they people who experience the band for the first time, diehard fans who attend almost every show, or fellow musicians with whom ANATOMY OF HABIT has shared stages. A fitting sonic journey for fervent followers of Joy Division, Killing Joke, Bauhaus, My Bloody Valentine, Black Sabbath, Fields Of The Nephilim, Neurosis, Death In June, and Locrian.

Ciphers + Axioms will be released on CD, LP and digitally via Relapse Records on November 10th, 2014. Preorder you copy today at THIS LOCATION. For iTunes preorders, point your browser HERE and for BandCamp preorders, go HERE where you’ll also find streams of previous ANATOMY OF HABIT recordings.

“…a sonic diagram of audio magic.” – Cvlt Nation

ANATOMY OF HABIT blend indie rock, post, doom, and sludge into a work of sonic art that will remain with the listener for a long time.” – Sputnik Music

“…astoundingly powerful and unique… definitely deserving of your attention” – The Inarguable


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Noisey Presents NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou Episode 6

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

In the sixth episode of the NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou documentary, Noisey joins Down guitarist Pepper Keenan. Despite tragedy surrounding the band and their native city in the wake of Katrina, Down rose again to new heights with their new LP and subsequent tour.

Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou is a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, Goatwhore and so many others. Launched on September 23rd, the series features in-depth appearances from the likes of Philip H. Anselmo (Housecore Records, Down, ex-Pantera), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Down, Superjoint Ritual et al), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, ex-Down), and Sammy Duet (Goatwhore, ex-Acid Bath), discussing the bands, catastrophe, drugs, suicide, murder, and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over.

Watch episode six below:



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COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: Sludgecore Perpetrators To Play Record Release Show in Los Angeles This Evening: Live Footage Posted

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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! The show marks the band’s official record release show in support of their latest full-length, Twilight Upon Us, self-issued this past Summer.

A record Decibel Magazine dubs, “scary sick,” Twilight Upon Us was produced by Erol “Rollie” Ulug (Graf Orlock) at Bright Lights Studios and continues to raise the eyebrows and fans and media both stateside and abroad with its articulate synthesis of hardcore, sludge and noise rock bombast.

AngryMetalGuy commends COLOMBIAN NECKTIE’s, “heavy, muddy, and chunky riffs,” and, “no-bullshit song-writing approach,” furthering that, “COLOMBIAN NECKTIE are great for getting right to the point and not teasing you or leading you on. Song writing is definitely the band’s main focus on Twilight Upon Us, and that’s where they shine.” Metal Storm crowns the record “a breath of fresh – or musty, depending on how you want it – air into the sludge world,” adding, “if you’re looking for a grimy, moody listen, look no further than COLOMBIAN NECKTIE.” In a 4/5 rating, Stereokiller calls Twilight Upon Us, “violent and impressive…,” Echoes And Dust recommends the record, “if you’re looking for some intense music that brings together some of your old favorites – Dystopia, Mohinder, Pg. 99 or even Cave In,” while Ghost Cult likens the band to “Raging Speedhorn or Cancer Bats in its sound and intensity,” specifically citing drummer Ben Brinckerhoff, “the unsung star of this show, constantly introduces deft changes which paradoxically pummel the brain.” Adds Violent Resonance, “Solidly standing on its own merits, the album slaps a fresh coat of paint on the old school and sharpens the dull edges back into combat readiness. Whether it is through the rejuvenated brevity of hardcore, the patient crawl of doom, or the upbeat groove of straight rock, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE has given the heavy music world a few much needed kicks in the teeth.”

Sample COLOMBIAN NECKTIE’s live takeover with “Weep For The Future” below.

Additionally, you can sample “Kevin’s Song,” written in honor of their late former bandmate at Skulls ‘N’ Bones, at THIS LOCATION, “Guiding Light,” still streaming at Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION as well as “Sleepwalking” available at Metal Insider at THIS LOCATION.

COLOMBIAN NECKTIE:
10/09/2014 All Star Lanes – Los Angeles, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall, Crowhurst and The Love Below
10/15/2014 Black Flame Collective – San Bernardino, CA w/ The Body, Sandworm, Trapped Under Burning Machinery

Named in honor of a song by iconic noise rockers Big Black but more commonly known as a method of murder where the victim’s throat is slashed and the tongue is pulled through the open wound, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE has earned a reputation for their punishing riffs and maniacal DIY work ethic.

Ranking in at #16 on the CMJ Loud Rock Charts, Twilight Upon Us is out now independently. Order your copy today HERE and stay tuned for additional COLOMBIAN NECKTIE live incursions to be announced in the coming weeks.

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Corpse Flower Records And CV Comics To Release Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost; Trailer Posted + Preorders Available

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

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.

Edited by renowned illustrator Mark Rudolph who’s crafted artwork for the likes of Carcass, Coalesce, Battlecross and more in addition to regular contributions to Decibel and Metal Hammer Magazines, Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost serves as the follow-up to Rudolph’s 2012-released Satan Is Alive; A Tribute To Mercyful Fate and is the second in a planned trilogy of metal-centric graphic novels. Less a literal take on the subject matter than that of the Mercyful Fate book, Morbid Tales! delves into the world created from Frost’s music rather than translating lyrics and boasts an extraordinary list of work from the likes of Rudolph, Justin Bartlett, Jason McGregor, Bruno Guerriero, Lars Krantz, Chuck BB, Shawn Knight (Child Bite), J. Bennett (Ides Of Gemini), Eamon Espey, Ed Luce. Jeremy Baum, Johnny Ryan, Josh Bayer, Jacob Hamrick, J.T. Dockery, Kelly Larson, Kim Holm, Michael Hacker, Mike Erdody (Temple Of Void/Acid Witch), Slasher Dave (Acid Witch), Tim Shagrat (Acid Witch/Reaper/Shitfucker), Ravn (1349), Tom Neely, Sam Wolf, Tim Sievert, Mark Thompson, Scott Murphy, David Liljemark, Kevin Cross, Rob Mills and others. Additionally, the book includes forewords from Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) and Ivar Bjornson (Enslaved) with additional pieces from Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), Flo Swartz (Pyogenesis), Ben Ash (Carcass),Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Fenriz (Darkthrone), Dan Lilker (Brutal Truth), Jeff Wagner(author of Mean Deviation), Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Greg Macintosh (Paradise Lost), Trevor Peres (Obituary), Scott Carlson and Matt Olivo (Repulsion), Orvar Säfström (Nirvanna 2002), Attila Csihar (Mayhem), Chris Reifert (Autopsy) and John Paradiso (Evoken).

Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost will be released via Corpse Flower Records on November 15th, 2014. Corpse Flower will also be issuing an accompanying, limited edition LP of Celtic Frost cover tunes later this year. Stay tuned for details.

In the meantime, check out  the host of preorder packages avaialble HERE.

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DORO: Reigning Queen Of Metal To Kick Off North American Leg Of 30 Years Strong & Proud Anniversary Tour; NYC Special Guests Announced

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Reigning Queen Of Metal, DORO PESCH, will kick off the North American leg of her 30 Years Strong & Proud anniversary tour next week. Slated to commence in Wisconsin on October 10th, DORO will rock eleven cities, including a very special New York City performance at the Gramercy Theater on October 20th where DORO and her bandmates will be joined by a host of special guests including Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Jean Beauvoir (Crown Of Thorns, Plasmatics), Leather Leone (Rude Girl, Chastain) and more!

Watch a special tour message from DORO below.

The worldwide trek marks an astounding thirty years since the release of DORO’s first record — Warlock’s Burning The Witches. Beginning with a mammoth headlining set at last year’s Wacken Open Air, which boasted a record-breaking attendance of over 95K, DORO has since played two special anniversary shows in her hometown of Düesseldorf as well as countless festival appearances and performances throughout Europe, the UK, and Latin America and will finally make her mark Stateside!

DORO 30 Years Strong & Proud North American Tour:
10/10/2014 Route 20 Outhouse – Sturtevant, WI
10/11/2014 Pov’s 65 – Spring Lake Park, MN
10/12/2014 Mojoes  - Joliet, IL
10/14/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/15/2014 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
10/16/2014 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
10/18/2014 Salle Multi – Quebec City, QC
10/19/2014 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
10/20/2014 The Gramercy Theatre – New York City, NY [tickets]
10/23/2014 The Legendary Dobbs – Philadelphia, PA
10/25/2014 Revolution – Amityville, NY

DORO will be touring in support of Raise Your Fist, released worldwide via Nuclear Blast in 2012. Dubbed, “50 minutes of expertly crafted Teutonic metal,” by Outburn who crowned DORO, …the classiest lady in metal,” Raise Your Fist boasts guest appearances by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy/Firewind guitarist Gus G, and artwork by British artist and longtime DORO collaborator Geoffrey Gillespie. An import version of DORO’s Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary Edition is currently available via the Nuclear Blast Webshop to coincide with the tour and includes new and rare tracks plus a bonus CD entitled Powerful Passionate Favorites comprised of cover versions of Dio, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Kiss songs.

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Fifth Installment Of Cvlt Nation’s Compilation Series Now Playing With BLACK SABBATH’s Paranoid

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

CVLT Nation is proud to present the fifth covers compilation of the The CVLT Nation Sessions with BLACK SABBATH’s Paranoid. This killer new collection is up for exclusive streaming and free download on CVLTNation.com. Bedecked in crushing riffs and earth-moving melodies, the record pays its respects to the icons with SABBATH worship from IRN, Highgate, Bog Oak, Act Of Impalement, Aseethe, Keeper, Monolord and Mourning Cloak.

The CVLT Nation Sessions is a musical project with the aim of reinterpreting iconic music that has influenced a wide spectrum of genres, while also widening the audience for the participating bands. CVLT Nation has recruited some of its favorite underground heavy bands from around the world to record covers for free distribution and download via CVLTNation.com. All the mastering is done by Black Matter Mastering in Nashville, TN.

BLACK SABBATH’s Paranoid – The CVLT Nation Sessions Track Listing:
1. IRN – War Pigs
2. Highgate – Paranoid
3. Bog Oak – Planet Caravan
4. Act of Impalement – Hand of Doom
5. Aseethe – Rat Salad
6. Keeper – Electric Funeral
7. Monolord – Faeries Wear Boots
8. Mourning Cloak – Iron Man

Stream/download Paranoid – The CVLT Nation Sessions at THIS LOCATION.

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MUSK OX To Release Official Woodfall Guitar Tab Book

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

In light of the recent success and critical acclaim received for their second full-length album, Woodfall, MUSK OX has announced the release of the official Woodfall guitar book.

Relays founding classical guitarist Nathanael Larochette: “I am thrilled to announce the release of the complete guitar transcription for the entire Woodfall album! Every note, including which fingers I use to pluck them, has been meticulously put to paper and beautifully packaged and bound thanks to the support and guidance of Luke Hoskin (Protest The Hero, Sheet Happens Publishing). This is a must-have for anyone interested in exploring the guitar stylings found on Woodfall. Hours of work have gone into this book so it is my hope that whoever purchases a copy will find something enjoyable and possibly challenging to play. Have fun!”

Preorders for the book will begin today, September 17th, 2014, with the official release date being September 23rd, 2014. The first fifty copies will be hand-numbered and autographed by Nathanael Larochette. Books will be sold exclusively through the MUSK OX BandCamp page and official website.

Expressing the essence of Canada’s vast, magnificent landscapes through sound, MUSK OX is a forlorn journey through natural realms where darkness and light, substance and void, sorrow and joy, exist as a single entity. Now featuring members Raphael Weinroth-Browne (cello) and Evan Runge (violin), MUSK OX has released two full-length albums and three self-recorded demos. Additionally, Larochette offered three interlude contributions to Agalloch’s latest full-length release The Serpent & The Sphere, out now via Profound Lore.

“A captivating, emotional, and masterfully-crafted achievement of not only neofolk music, but of music in general.” – Sputnik Music

“..an elegant, chamber-folk air that manages to be earthy and ethereal at the same time.” – A.V. Club

“Whatever it may lack in heavy metal thunder or ravishing grimness, MUSK OX more than makes up for with its richness in atmosphere and emotion, created in tune with the natural world and its terrifying beauty.” – Pitchfork

“…reflective, calming, and measured. A delightful listening experience.” — Aural Delights

“A beautifully sculpted instrumental classical folk album…nothing short of epic.” — Echoes And Dust

“…the most beautiful album of the year so far. Soft, dreamy, upbeat and ethereal, this needs to be heard by everyone everywhere.” – Swirls Of Noise

a truly beautiful testament to the capabilities of the members involved… Between passionate and epic verses to genuine tear jerking movements, MUSK OX manages to accomplish quite a lot over the course of an hour and seven minutes.” – Apochs.net


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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – September 15, 2014

Monday, September 15th, 2014

GOATWHORE: US Live Assaults Commence Today; Additional Dates Announced – Louisiana blackened thrash perpetrators, GOATWHORE, are currently readying for their next round of headlining live assaults. [More…]

COWARDS: North American Repress Of Debut LP By French Sludge/Doom Act Now Available – The out-of-print 2012-released, Shooting Blanks & Pills debut LP from Paris-based doom/sludge quintet, COWARDS, is now available through Canadian label, Secret Handshake Recordings. [More…]

CANNIBAL CORPSE: Legendary Death Metal Unit Unleashes “The Murderer’s Pact” Via Loudwire; Band Prepares To Drop Thirteenth Full-Length – Following its premiere this past weekend on Full Metal Jackie’s syndicated radio show, today long-running death metal behemoths, CANNIBAL CORPSE deliver “The Murderer’s Pact” via empire sound portal, Loudwire. [More…]

LAGO: Acclaimed Debut Album From Phoenix Death Metal Act Playing At Invisible Oranges – As Battleground Records arms their troops for the quickly impending September 16th street date of Tyranny, the debut full-length by LAGO, Invisible Oranges is now streaming the album in its decimating entirety. [More…]

OHHMS: Crushing Debut LP To See Release Via Holy Roar Records In OctoberOHHMS will flower into life with their sprawling, crushing debut LP, Bloom, this October via London-based Holy Roar Records. [More…]

BEYOND THE SHORE Confirms Headlining Dates For OctoberBEYOND THE SHORE have confirmed a week’s worth of headlining shows for this October! [More…]

GODHUNTER / SECRETS OF THE SKY: Digital Version Of GH/0ST:S Split LP Out Today + Now Playing At Revolver MagazineGH/0ST:S, the split album between Tucson’s politically-motivated sludgecore instigators, GODHUNTER, and Oakland’s creators of cinematic, engulfing doom metal, SECRETS OF THE SKY, is now available to the public for digital consumption. [More…]

RIVERS OF NIHIL Guitarist Brody Uttley Offers Lessons On Tour From September Through DecemberRIVERS OF NIHIL guitarist Brody Uttley is offering guitar lessons while the band is on tour from September-December this year! [More…]

MEGATON LEVIATHAN: Psychedelic Doom Conjurors Unveil “The Foolish Man” At Cvlt Nation; New Full-Length Out NOW Via Seventh Rule – In celebration of the official unveiling of Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell, the newest full-length from Portland otherworldy doom brooders, MEGATON LEVIATHAN, today Cvlt Nation thrusts forth second movement, “The Foolish Man” featuring Henry Barnes of Bastard Noise on homemade sitar. [More…]

PYRRHON: Experimental Death Metal Strategists Premiere New Video Via MetalSucks; North American Live Assault To Commence This Week – New York experimental death metal strategists, PYRRHON, today unveil the official video for “Sleeper Agent.” [More…]

KING DIAMOND Announces Opening Act For North American TourKING DIAMOND would like to welcome Jess And The Ancient Ones as the opening act for the North American tour this Fall. [More…]

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

CRUCIFIED: Final Recordings From Bay Area Hardcore Act Out Now Via Get This Right Records – The final recordings from defunct Bay Area brutal crossover act, CRUCIFIED, dubbed the Dead Of Sleep 7”, is out now via Get This Right Records. [More…]

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO: Final Stage Of Three Continent Gasconha Rocks Tour Underway; Suicidal Records Talks US Release Date & Tour For Early 2015 – This week, Gascony, France-based, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO, will embark on the final handful of shows in their massive Gasconha Rocks World Summer Tour 2014, the ongoing trek taking the drum and guitar duo through twelve countries on three continents this Summer season. [More…]

RABBITS Releases Fully Analog Video From Third LP With Full Process Breakdown Via Gear Gods; European Fall Tour Extended – Following the recent Lamb Unlimited release of RABBITS’s contaminated third LP, Untoward, the horde now infects the media with their official video for the track “So Fake It’s Real.” [More…]

NEUROSIS To Headline Bestia Festival In Mexico This November; Southwest Terror Fest, Housecore, Maryland Deathfest And More Band Live Actions Loom – Slowly and steadily, NEUROSIS maintains their infiltration of all corners of the planet with new live performances continuing to be scheduled into 2015. [More…]

RINGS OF SATURN Posts Album Teaser Video for Lugal Ki En; Month-Long North American Tour Announced – San Francisco Bay Area-based innovative death metal quartet, RINGS OF SATURN, has released a teaser for their impending Lugal Ki En LP, the album nearing release in one month via Unique Leader Records. [More…]

ENCOFFINATION: Third LP From American Death/Doom Duo Nears Fall Release Via Selfmadegod Records – With three solid years of putrid silence having passed since American death/doom metal duo, ENCOFFINATION, did its best to suffocate the masses with a full-length album, the even deadlier follow-up album is being prepared for exhibit. [More…]

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: North Carolina Crossover Legends Premiere New Video At Revolver; Band Prepares For Live Run Supporting Gwar – North Carolina crossover legends, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, are pleased to unveil their latest music video for “On Your Way,” the sixth cut from their recently released IX full-length. [More…]

IDES OF GEMINI: Los Angeles’ Unearthly Sound Alchemists Premiere New Canticle Via Cvlt Nation; Old World New Wave To Drop This Tuesday – Los Angeles-based trio, IDES OF GEMINI, conjure the sounds of ethereal nightmares, where life, death and bereavement become one and the same – at once terrifying and enchanting; threatening yet indulging… [More…]

FORESEEN HKI: 20 Buck Spin To Release Debut LP From Finnish Crossover Quintet – 20 Buck Spin confirms that the label will release the debut album from punishing Finnish crossover quintet, FORESEEN HKI. [More…]

SOCIETY SUCKER Deploys “Sentenced” From Self-Titled EP Through American Aftermath – Just days before their self-titled 7” hits the streets via Get This Right Records, Wilmington, North Carolina hardcore outfit SOCIETY SUCKER deploys the EP’s bruising opening track. [More…]

OBLITERATIONS: Revolver Magazine Hosts Official Video From California Punk/Hardcore Quartet – Southern California punk/hardcore quartet, OBLITERATIONS, has just released their recently completed official video for “Mind Ain’t Right,” through an exclusive premiere via Revolver Magazine. [More…]

ORANGE GOBLIN Premieres New Video Via Noisey; Back From The Abyss To Drop Next Month – With the release of Back From The Abyss, the forthcoming new full-length from stoner metal icons ORANGE GOBLIN, now less than one month away, today Noisey thrusts forth opening rager, “Sabbath Hex.” [More…]

BLOODTRUTH: Italian Death Metal Miscreants Drop Playthrough Video At Gear Gods; Obedience To Dominate Ears This Tuesday! – Italian death metal miscreants, BLOODTRUTH, will levy the auditory punishment of their debut album, Obedience, upon the ears of the living this coming Tuesday. [More…]

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