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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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EARSPLIT PR – Bands In Vans: November 7, 2014

Friday, November 7th, 2014

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.

AMON AMARTH w/ Sabaton, Skeletonwitch:
11/07/2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
11/08/2014 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
11/09/2014 Club XS – Tucson, AZ

ARCANE:
11/22/2014 The Brightside – Brisbane
11/28/2014 The Bald Faced Stag – Sydney
12/13/2014 The Esplanade Hotel | Gershwin Room – Melbourne

ATRIARCH:
11/07/2014 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
11/08/2014 Obsidian – Olympia, WA
11/10/2014 Slabtown Records – Portland, OR Release Show w/ Usnea, Muscle, Marrow
11/12/2014 TBA – Eugene, OR
11/13/2014 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA
11/14/2014 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA
11/15/2014 Black Castle – Los Angeles, CA
11/16/2014 Tower – San Diego, CA
11/17/2014 Sweet Springs – Santa Barbara, CA
11/18/2014 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA
11/19/2014 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
11/20/2014 TBA – Medford, OR
11/21/2014 Wisp House – Salem, OR

ARTILLERY w/ Onslaught, Striker:
11/07/2014 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
11/08/2014 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
11/09/2014 Le Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
11/11/2014 Mansion – Kingston, ON
11/12/2014 The Token – Lounge Detroit, MI
11/13/2014 The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
11/15/2014 Zoo Caberet – Winnipeg, MB
11/16/2014 Palomino’s – Calgary, AB
11/17/2014 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
11/18/2014 Red Room – Vancouver, BC
11/19/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/20/2014 The Hop – Spokane, WA
11/21/2014 The V-Lounge – Victoria, BC
11/22/2014 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
11/23/2014 The DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/24/2014 Orange County Music Hall – Anaheim, CA
11/25/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
11/26/2014 The Whiskey Theater – Hollywood, CA

BATTLECROSS w/ Wretched, War Of Ages:
11/26/2014 The Stache @ The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/28/2014 BT Theater – Erie, PA
11/29/2014 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
11/30/2014 The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
12/02/2014 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
12/03/2014 Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
12/04/2014 Gas Monkey Bar N Grill-  Dallas, TX
12/05/2014 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
12/06/2014 Backstage – Lubbock, TX
12/07/2014 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
12/08/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
12/09/2014 Whiskey A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
12/10/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
12/11/2014 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
12/12/2014 Adrenaline Sports Lounge – Las Vegas, NV
12/13/2014 The Alley – Sparks, NV
12/15/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/16/2014 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
12/17/2014 The Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN
12/18/2014 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
12/19/2014 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
12/20/2014 The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
12/26/2014 Opera House – Toronto, ON
12/27/2014 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
12/28/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
12/29/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

BLACK BREATH:
12/14/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

CAR BOMB w/ Meshuggah, Semantik Punk:

12/15/2014 Les Docks – Lausanneles, CH
12/16/2014 Live Club – Milan, IT
12/18/2014 Melkweg Max – Amsterdam, NL
12/19/2014 Cabaret Sauvage – Paris, FR
12/20/2014 Roundhouse – London, UK
12/21/2014 FZW – Dortmund, DE

CDC:

12/05/2014 TBA – Virginia Beach, VA w/ Society Sucker
12/06/2014 Hoddies Saloon and Grill – Longwood, FL w/ Society Sucker
12/07/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL w/ Society Sucker
12/08/2014 TBA – Knoxville, TN w/ Society Sucker

CHILD BITE:
11/08/2014 Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY

CORRECTIONS HOUSE:
11/30/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston MA
12/01/2014 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
12/02/2014 Café 9 – New Haven, CT
12/03/2014 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
12/04/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
12/05/2014 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
12/06/2014 Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
12/07/2014 Magic Stick Lounge – Detroit, MI
12/08/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
12/09/2014 The High Tone – Memphis, TN
12/10/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
12/11/2014 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
12/12/2014 Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX
12/14/2014 Three Links – Dallas, TX
12/16/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
12/17/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
12/18/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
12/19/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA
12/20/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY w/ Gwar, American Sharks:

11/15/2014 Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA
11/16/2014 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
11/17/2014 Union Hal – Edmonton, AB
11/19/2014 The Venue – Fargo, ND
11/20/2014 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
11/21/2014 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
11/22/2014 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
11/23/2014 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/25/2014 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
11/26/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
11/28/2014 Treemont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
11/29/2014 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
11/30/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
12/02/2014 Exit/In -  Nashville, TN
12/03/2014 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
12/04/2014 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
12/05/2014 Firestone Live – Orlando, FL
12/06/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/07/2014 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
12/08/2014 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
12/09/2014 Opera House – Toronto, ON
12/10/2014 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
12/11/2014 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
12/12/2014 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
12/13/2014 Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD

COWARDS:

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

THE CUTTHROATS 9 w/ ÆGES:
11/08/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/10/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
11/11/2014 Shredder – Boise, ID
11/12/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
11/13/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR
11/14/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
11/15/2014 Winters Tavern – Pacifica, CA
11/16/2014 Complex – Los Angeles, CA

DIE CHOKING:
11/16/2014 Dishaus – Baltimore, MD w/ Visions Of War, Wrath Cobra, Incisor

DISCOURSE:
12/27-28/2014 Orlando Live Events – Farn Park, FL @ F.Y.A. Fest
2/06-07/20015 Nelligan Hall – Louisville, KY @ Mid West Blood Fest

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]

EXHUMED w/ Carcass, Noisem:
11/07/2014 Exit/In – Nashville, TN *
11/08/2014 Diamond Pub & Billiards – Louisville, KY *
11/09/2014 The Madison Theater – Cincinnati, OH *
11/10/2014 The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI **
11/11/2014 Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI **
11/12/2014 The Majestic – Madison, WI **
11/13/2014 House Of Rock – Eau Claire, WI (NO CARCASS)
11/14/2014 Wooly’d – Des Moines, IA **
11/15/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL **
* w/ Obituary
** w/ Macabre
w/ Aborted, Origin, Miasmal

11/20/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
11/21/2014 JC De Klinker – Aarschot, BE
11/22/2014 Gebäude 9 – Köln, DE
11/23/2014 Marx – Hamburg, DE
11/24/2014 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
11/25/2014 Pokalen – Oslo, NO
11/26/2014 Biljardkompaniet – Kristianstad, SE
11/27/2014 Konfus – Esbjerg, Dk
11/28/2014 Hellraiser – Leipzig, BE
11/29/2014 Lido – Berlin, DE
11/30/2014 Fabryka Club – Kracow, PL
12/01/2014 Alibi – Wroclaw, PL
12/02/2014 Nova Chmelnice Prague, CZ
12/03/2014 Randal Club – Bratislava, SK
12/04/2014 Viper Room – Vienna, AT
12/05/2014 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
12/06/2014 Traffic Club – Rome, IT
12/07/2014 Le Korigan – Luynes, FR
12/08/2014 Razzmatazz 3 – Barcelona, ES
12/09/2014 Caracol – Madrid, ES
12/10/2014 Metronum – Toulouse, FR
12/11/2014 Ubu – Rennes, FR
12/12/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
12/13/2014 Eindhoven Metal Meeting – Eindhoven, NL
12/14/2014 Underworld – London, UK
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

EYEHATEGOD:

11/07/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA w/ Today Is The Day
11/08/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ w/ Today Is The Day
11/09/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Today Is The Day
11/11/2014 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO w/ Today Is The Day
11/12/2014 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
11/13.2014 House Of rock – EAU Claise, WI w/ Today Is The Day, Exhumed
11/14/2014 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH w/ Today Is The Day
11/15/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Today Is The Day
11/16/2014 Smith’s Downtown – Mishawaka, IN w/ Today Is The Day
11/17/2014 Burbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE w/ Today Is The Day
11/18/2014 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO w/ Today Is The Day
11/19/2014 North Door Main Stage – Austin, TX w/ Today Is The Day
11/20/2014 Double Wide – Dallas, TX w/ Today Is The Day
11/21/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX w/ Pig Destroyer, Today Is The Day
11/22/2014 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA w/ Pig Destroyer
1/29/2015  Rosemount Hotel – Perth, AU
1/30/2015 The Hi-Fi, – Melbourne, AU
1/31/2015 Manning Bar – Sydney, AU
2/01/2015 Crowbar – Brisbane, AU
4/09/2015 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL
4/10/2015 Roadburn – Tilburg, NL

FALLUJAH w/ Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, Malevolence:
11/08/2014 Fonck – Liege, BE
11/09/2014 Turock – Essen, DE
11/10/2014 11er – Frankfurt, DE
11/11/2014 Beatclub – Dessau, DE
11/12/2014 Meet Factory – Prague, CZ
11/13/2014 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
11/14/2014 Lido – Berlin, DE
11/15/2014 Dynamo – Eindhoven, NL
11/16/2014 Exhaus – Trier, DE
11/17/2014 Audio – Brighton, GB
11/18/2014 Clwb Ifor – Bach Cardiff, GB
11/19/2014 Cathouse – Glasgow, GB
11/20/2014 Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, IE
11/21/2014 Sound Control – Manchester, GB
11/22/2014 Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton, GB
11/23/2014 Garage – London, GB
11/24/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
11/25/2014 La Dynamo – Toulouse, FR
11/26/2014 Escenario – Santander, ES
11/27/2014 Hard Club – Porto, PT
11/28/2014 Penélope – Madrid, ES
11/29/2014 Estraperlo – Club Badalona, ES
11/30/2014 Paloma – Nimes, FR
12/01/2014 Le Tremplin – Clermont-Ferrand, FR
12/02/2014 Kiff – Aarau, CH
12/03/2014 Circolo Colony – Brescia, IT
12/04/2014 Backstage – München, DE
12/05/2014 Blue Hell – Budapest, HU
12/06/2014 Gala Hala – Ljubljana, SI
12/07/2014 Flying Circus – Cluj-Napoca, RO
12/08/2014 Jet Rock – Sofia, BG
12/09/2014 Club Rockstadt – Brasov, RO
12/10/2014 Collosseum – Kosice, SI
12/11/2014 Viper Room – Wien, AT
12/12/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
12/13/2014 Voxhall – Aarhus, DK
12/14/2014 John Dee – Oslo, NO
12/16/2014 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
12/18/2014 Debaser Medis – Stockholm, SE
12/19/2014 Kaiserkeller, Große Freiheit – Hamburg, DE

FATHER MURPHY:
11/21/2014 Le Guess Who Festival – Utrecht, NL Curated by M.Gira, w/ Swans, Xiu Xiu, Carla Bozulich, Prurient, Baby Dee, Savages more

FUCKING INVINCIBLE:

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

FUZZ EVIL:

11/07/2014 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ – 7″ release show
11/08/2014 Superbrawler – Benson, AZ

GALE:
11/08/2014 Club Red Theaters – Mesa AZ w/ Eyehategod, Today Is The Day, Godhunter, Funerary, Column III

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/ Dying Fetus, Malevolence, Fallujah:
11/08/2014 Fonck – Liege, BE
11/09/2014 Turock – Essen, DE
11/10/2014 11er – Frankfurt, DE
11/11/2014 Beatclub – Dessau, DE
11/12/2014 Meet Factory – Prague, CZ
11/13/2014 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
11/14/2014 Lido – Berlin, DE
11/15/2014 Dynamo – Eindhoven, NL
11/16/2014 Exhaus – Trier, DE
11/17/2014 Audio – Brighton, GB
11/18/2014 Clwb Ifor – Bach Cardiff, GB
11/19/2014 Cathouse – Glasgow, GB
11/20/2014 Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, IE
11/21/2014 Sound Control – Manchester, GB
11/22/2014 Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton, GB
11/23/2014 Garage – London, GB
11/24/2014 Divan Du Monde – Paris, FR
11/25/2014 La Dynamo – Toulouse, FR
11/26/2014 Escenario – Santander, ES
11/27/2014 Hard Club – Porto, PT
11/28/2014 Penélope – Madrid, ES
11/29/2014 Estraperlo – Club Badalona, ES
11/30/2014 Paloma – Nimes, FR
12/01/2014 Le Tremplin – Clermont-Ferrand, FR
12/02/2014 Kiff – Aarau, CH
12/03/2014 Circolo Colony – Brescia, IT
12/04/2014 Backstage – München, DE
12/05/2014 Blue Hell – Budapest, HU
12/06/2014 Gala Hala – Ljubljana, SI
12/07/2014 Flying Circus – Cluj-Napoca, RO
12/08/2014 Jet Rock – Sofia, BG
12/09/2014 Club Rockstadt – Brasov, RO
12/10/2014 Collosseum – Kosice, SI
12/11/2014 Viper Room – Wien, AT
12/12/2014 Rockfabrik – Nürnberg, DE
12/13/2014 Voxhall – Aarhus, DK
12/14/2014 John Dee – Oslo, NO
12/16/2014 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
12/18/2014 Debaser Medis – Stockholm, SE
12/19/2014 Kaiserkeller, Große Freiheit – Hamburg, DE

GREENLEAF:

11/28/2014 Rocksound – Barcelona, SP
11/29/2014 Wurlitzer Ballroom – Madrid, SP

HOD:
11/15/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX w/ Imprecation, Weaponizer, Ritual Decay, Sardonic Witchery, Khringe, Preteen Deathfuck

IDES OF GEMINI:
12/18/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS:
11/07-09/2014 No Thanks Fest – Emory, Texas w/ Uzala, Sabbath Assembly, Dead To A Dying World

KATHERINE LUDWIG Benefit Concert:
11/09/2014 Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC [Doors 5pm – Show 6pm]

KING DIAMOND:

11/08/2014 Auditorium Shores – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest

MACABRE:
11/10/2014 The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI w/ Carcass, Exhumed, Noisem
11/11/2014 Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Carcass, Exhumed, Noisem
11/12/2014 The Majestic – Madison, WI w/ Carcass, Exhumed, Noisem
11/14/2014 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA w/ Carcass, Exhumed, Noisem
11/15/20014 Mojoes – Joliet, ILw/ Carcass, Exhumed, Noisem
12/26/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL 17th Annual Holiday Of Horrors: w/ Jungle Rot, Scythe, Armored Assault

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

NEUROSIS:
11/22/2014 Bestia Festival – Mexico City, Mexico
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

ORANGE GOBLIN w/ Down, Bl’ast, King Parrot:
12/01/2014 Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
12/03/2014 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
12/05/2014 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
12/06/2014 Wiltern Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
12/07/2014 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
12/08/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
12/10/2014 Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
12/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
12/13/2014 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
12/14/2014 Flames Central – Calgary, AB
12/15/2014 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
12/17/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
12/19/2014 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
12/20/2014 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
12/21/2014 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

ORBWEAVER:
11/08/2014 Deland Rock & Metal Fest @ Ob’s Lounge – Deland, FL
11/15/2014 Destroyer Fest @ State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL

RINGS OF SATURN w/ As Blood Runs Black, Upon This Dawning, Elitist, Those Who Fear [*], The Convalescence:
11/06/2014 Frankies – Toledo, OH*
11/07/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH*
11/08/2014 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON*
11/09/2014 California Brew Haus – Rochester, NY
11/11/2014 Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT*
11/12/2014 Coco 66 – Brooklyn, NY*
11/13/2014 Championship – Trenton, NJ*
11/14/2014 Empire – West Springfield, VA*
11/15/2014 The Firehall – Dillsburg, PA*
11/16/2014 Greene Street – Greensboro, NC*
11/18/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA*
11/20/2014 Backbooth – Orlando, FL*
11/21/2014 Epic Problem – Tampa, FL*
11/22/2014 Venue 1904 – Jacksonville, FL*
11/23/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL [RINGS OF SATURN non-tour headlining date w/ The Convalescence]
11/24/2014 Tomcats – Fort Worth, TX*
11/25/2014 Walters – Houston, TX*
11/26/2014 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX*
11/28/2014 Pub Rock – Phoenix, AZ*
11/29/2014 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA*
RINGS OF SATURN Mexico Tour w/ Lack Of Remorse, Victim Of Greed:
12/04/2014 Black Dog – Queretaro, MX
12/05/2014 Revoluciòn Bar – Leon, MX
12/06/2014 Morfos Bar – Monterrey, MX
12/07/2014 Salon Bolivar – Mexico City, MX

RIVERS OF NIHIL:
11/10/2014 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
11/11/2014 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
11/13/2014 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
on Death’s (DTA Tours) Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 w/ Obituary, Massacre:
11/14/2014 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
11/15/2014 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
11/16/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
11/18/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/19/2014 The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ Untimely Demise
11/21/2014 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB w/ Untimely Demise
11/22/2014 Riddell Centre – Regina, SK w/ Untimely Demise
11/23/2014 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB w/ Untimely Demise
11/24/2014 Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN w/ Untimely Demise
11/25/2014 The Metro – Chicago, IL
11/26/2014 Agora Theatre and Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
11/27/2014 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
11/28/2014 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
11/29/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
11/30/2014 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
12/03/2014 Empire – North Springfield, VA
12/04/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
12/05/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/06/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
12/07/2014 Grand Central – Miami, FL

SECRET CUTTER LIVE:

11/11/2014 Black Bear Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Huldra, Beefrot, Autocatalytica

SOCIETY SUCKER:

12/05/2014 TBA – Virginia Beach, VA w/ Society Sucker
12/06/2014 Hoddies Saloon and Grill – Longwood, FL w/ Society Sucker
12/07/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL w/ Society Sucker
12/08/2014 TBA – Knoxville, TN w/ Society Sucker

SORXE:
11/15/2014 Complex – Glendale, CA @ Midnite Communion II w/ Cough, Invdrs

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO:
11/06/2014 Blue Frog – Mumbai, IN
11/09/2014 NH7 Week Ender Festival – Bangalore, IN
11/12/2014 Cafe Ben Private Event – Osaka, JP
11/14/2014 Jammin’ – Nagoya, JP
11/15/2014 Club Jammers – Gunma, JP
11/20/2014 Club Quattro – Tokyo, JP
11/21/2014 Soma Live House – Osaka, JP

TODAY IS THE DAY:

11/06/2014 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV w/ Eyehategod
11/07/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA w/ Eyehategod
11/08/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ w/ Eyehategod
11/09/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Eyehategod
11/11/2014 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO w/ Eyehategod
11/13/2014 House Of Rock – Eau Claire, WI w / Eyehategod, Exhumed, Noisem
11/14/2014 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH w/ Eyehategod
11/15/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Eyehategod
11/16/2014 Smith’s Downtown – Mishawaka, IN w/ Eyehategod
11/17/2014 Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE w/ Eyehategod
11/18/2014 Outland Ballroom – Springfield MO w/ Eyehategod
11/19/2014 North Door – Austin, TX w/ Eyehategod
11/20/2014 Double Wide – Dallas, TX w/ Eyehategod
11/21/2014 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX w/ Eyehategod, Pig Destroyer

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

ULCERATE w/ Wormed, Gigan, Solace of Requiem +1 TBA:
11/21/2014 Vera – Groningen, NL
11/22/2014 Baroeg – Rotterdam, NL
11/23/2014 MTC – Cologne, DE
11/24/2014 Podium Grenswerk – Venlo, NL
11/25/2014 Club Kamikaze – Mechelen, BL
11/26/2014 Glazart – Paris, FR
11/27/2014 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR
11/28/2014 TBA – FR
11/29/2014 Razz3 – Barcelona, SP
11/30/2014 Caracol – Madrid, SP
12/01/2014 Sonora – Erandio, Vizacaya, SP
12/02/2014 Le Korigan – Luynes (Aix-en-Provence), FR
12/03/2014 LO-FI – Milano, IT
12/04/2014 Freak Out Club – Bologna, IT
12/05/2014 Downi – Worblaufen, CH
12/06/2014 Nurnberg Deathfest – Nurnberg, DE
12/07/2014 The Escape – Vienna, AT
12/08/2014 ShowBarlang – Budapest, HU
12/09/2014 Modra Vopice – Prague, CZ
12/10/2014 TBA – Berlin, DE
12/11/2014 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
12/12/2014 Hammerschmiede – Kassel, DE
12/13/2014 TBA – Mannheim, DE
12/14/2014 Willemeen – Arnhem, NL

USNEA:

11/10/2014 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Atriarch, Muscle and Marrow

WHITECHAPEL w/ Upon A Burning Body, Glass Cloud:

11/07/2014 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
11/08/2014 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
11/09/2014 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
11/10/2014 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
11/12/2014 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
11/13/2014 The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
11/14/2014 The Norva – Norfolk, VA
11/15/2014 The Music Farm – Charlston, SC
11/16/2014 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
11/18/2014 Freebird Live – Jacksonvil Beach, FL
11/19/2014 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN

WIZARD RIFLE:
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

WOLVHAMMER w/ Mortals:

11/06/2014 Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ
11/07/2014 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
11/08/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
11/09/2014 Belvedere’s – Pittsburgh, PA
11/11/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
11/12/2014 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
11/13/2014 5th Quarter Lounge – Indianapolis, IN

YAUTJA:

11/08/2014 Suckfest – Greensboro, NC

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Remembering Housecore Horror Film Fest Co-Founder/True Crime Author Corey Mitchell; Family Fundraiser Launched

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

In an overwhelming outpouring of sympathy and condolences, friends, fans and bands globally remember Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder/best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell, who died of a heart attack Monday October 27, 2014 at Emo’s, venue home of the event.

Partner/Housecore Records head, Philip H. Anselmo, was among the first to speak out: “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… 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.”

Elsewhere the sentiment echoes:

“A member of our extended family has recently left us. Corey Mitchell was co-founder of the Housecore Horror Festival along with Philip H. Anselmo. Corey suffered a fatal heart attack after the conclusion of the multi-day metal and horror festival’s second annual offering. GWAR played Housecore Horror both years, including headlining the event on Saturday, October 25th. Corey, Phil and Kate [Richardson] have always treated us with care and class. Our thoughts go out to Corey’s family and friends. — GWAR

“It’s really strange, confusing and hard to even write this. I met Corey Mitchell when he was staying with Philip H. Anselmo for a few days to talk about organizing Phil’s biography. Corey was a published author of true crime novels and a total extreme horror movie/music fan. He called me out of the blue a little while later and asked me to be on some panels at SXSW and other things just because he respected me and was a fan of EYEHATEGOD. He was the gears and ignition of Housecore Horror Film Fest; he put his heart and soul into the festival 1000% and made things happen the way they were supposed to. He was a friend and an amazing person to work with. I will truly miss the man.” — Mike IX Williams, EYEHATEGOD

“I write with heavy hand today in remembrance of a great man, Corey Mitchell. I’d like to express my deepest sympathies to his family and closest friends. Corey Mitchell and Phil Anselmo gave ANCIENT VVISDOM a tremendous opportunity, to be a part of the first Housecore Horror Film Festival. I will forever be grateful for that. As everyone who knew him knows, he loved what he did and that made him happy. That’s one of the most important things in life I think.” – Nathan Opposition, ANCIENT VVISDOM

“Corey Mitchell was one step ahead of you, and did the work of ten people while making it look easy.
Corey Mitchell loved to crack his elbow joints and was the undisputed air guitar champion of the world.
What’s that banging sound? That’s Corey Mitchell typing. With the same three fingers.
Corey Mitchell used to catch crabs when he was a kid using only a wooden rod and bacon strips.
Corey Mitchell’s Boston accent impression sounded more like a scene from Goodfellas, and included way too much shoulder shrugging and eyebrow lifting.
Corey Mitchell was a cookie and ice cream fiend, and liked to pick all the chocolate candies out of the trail mix bowl.
Corey Mitchell fucking loved Aphex Twin and eight-hour Spotify playlists.
Corey Mitchell made the goofiest faces and did the silliest walks. If you placed a sound machine anywhere within his reach, it would be pressed. Repeatedly.
Corey Mitchell almost burned my house down while ‘helping’ to cook fettuccine, and wrote his notes on plain white paper – no lines, no notebooks.
He was in awe of his fireball daughters and worshipped his mother. His gentle heart housed a deep, fierce love for his family, friends and his festival.
Corey Richard Mitchell was the king of the falcons and had the most beautiful wingspan. I can’t imagine this world without such a special person in it, but will spend the rest of my life feeling grateful for the time I had with him.” — Susie Winfield “Film Wrangler” for Housecore Horror Film Festival

“When CHILD BITE played the first HHFF, we were so blown away by the lineup it was hard to imagine year #2 even coming close. Somehow they pulled it off with yet another incredible selection of bands. I got to see some of my all time favorites (Napalm Death, Gwar, Samhain) as well as rad new underground acts (Acid Witch, King Parrot, Author & Punisher). Our live set there was a blast on the new outdoor stage, and we had fun screening our latest music video in one of the movie tents as well. Everything at HHFF is curated and operated incredibly well for being such a new, DIY event. The passing of Corey Mitchell was absolutely shocking; we were en route to New Orleans for another show when I received word from Kate. Corey was so enthusiastic & supportive throughout the fest, not just to me but literally every person he came in contact with. We worked on the HHFF magazine ads together leading up to the fest, and as far as being a ‘client’ he was the best; Positive and on top of his stuff. I’m pissed off that I won’t be able to work with him again. Our hearts go out to his wife and two daughters.” – Shawn Knight, CHILD BITE

“I don’t know where to begin, from the volunteers to the fans and the bands, I was floored honored and very thankful to had been a part of such a successful event and it all was due to the efforts of one particular beautiful man we all loved and knew as a true sweetheart with a drive like no other: Corey Mitchell.  My heart deeply hurts for his children and remaining family. I’m sure the same goes for all who knew Corey. Every time I ever saw Corey he met me with a genuine sweet smile that I adored and made sure that all was well. He went out of his way to make it happen for ya without a blink. Every time Corey and I would see each other I was in the artist lounge and he would crack up and say, ‘every time I see you Marzi, you got a plate of BBQ in your hand,’ and he was right HA. We would laugh and be on our way. Of all festivals I have ever played or attended I can’t say I’ve felt more love all around then the HHFF this year. It was a beautiful learning experience and I want to thank all that were there from the bottom of my heart and say that Corey I love you and you will be forever in all our hearts man. You are a legend. RIP.” — Marzi Montazeri, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS

“The second we got to the hotel we were greeted by the guys in Portal, big Phil Anselmo himself, our Eyehategod and Author & Punisher friends and invited back to a ‘Barbecue.’ Of course that didn’t sound very up my alley as I don’t eat meat. I’m a bitter, crotchety bastard when fresh off a flight of any length, but a chance to hang out with the hommies as opposed to sitting in a hotel was a chance I took… and boy am I glad I did. Lo and behold we ended up at Corey Mitchell’s place and he couldn’t have been more gracious. While we all hung outside drinking and getting to know each other, Corey diligently conducted business related to the incredible backend that goes on with a fest of this magnitude. While we all partied, he was busy making sure the next few days would happen flawlessly, which they did. Right off the bat I knew this guy was the hard working brains behind the operation and what a powerful mind that must have been. Here’s a best-selling true crime author showing me, one of those guys who gets to the bottom of a page in a book and has no idea what the hell he just read, where the bathroom is in his beautiful and hard earned abode. He was jovial and in good spirits while working on something that would have had me being a bogged down nervous wreck on the verge of a panic attack. He did it all with a smile. He was a very standup guy and without him, the mountains of fun that many, many, MANY horror fans and metalheads had those three days would not have happened. It ended in tragedy and that’s something I’m still having a hard time wrapping my mind around. We were just there with him. People of earth… grab your loved ones and tell them how you feel. It may be the last time you do. That’s just how life is. Rest in peace, Corey Mitchell.” — Travis Ryan, CATTLE DECAPITATION

“Corey’s passing is a real tragedy. No one worked harder than him on the Housecore Horror Film Festival.  My thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.” – John Jarvis, FULGORA

“The man would bend-over-backwards to do something for you if he was your friend. But then he would turn around and thank you for letting him do it. That was just his nature and how I will always remember Corey. His smile could light-up the biggest concert hall… because you could just sense how much he really enjoyed his life and being who he was. I feel blessed just to have known the guy and I truthfully loved him. RIP Corey… I will think of you often!” — Bruce Corbitt, RIGOR MORTIS/WARBEAST/WIZARDS OF GORE

“I met Corey via Phil and Kate when the idea was presented that myself and [Eyehategod’s] Mike IX do our radio/podcast show live from Horrorfest. From the start, Corey loved the idea and instantly sent me messages with ideas as to what we could do and how he could help us. We exchanged ideas and from there and waited for Horrorfest to happen. From the moment I walked in and met Corey, he was nothing but friendly with me. He told me anything we need please let him know. And even after having some issues with asshole volunteers he immediately came to me and asked if he could do something for us. I told him he had enough on his plate and please do not worry but he insisted that he help in any way he could. I watched him all weekend. All over the place always making sure things were being done correctly. Working. Working his dream and his obvious pure love for what he was doing. I smiled because dammit, that was a man who knew what he wanted. Sunday night I had a chance to finally sit down a bit with him and talk. We hit it off and shared some stories. The fact that he took the time to catch up was awesome. Something I did not expect. But you know, that was obviously who he was. A damn good person. Much love to all.” — Perry P., Thee Garbage Men/KILL IT AGAIN

“Our friend Corey Mitchell passed away this morning. Corey was a huge supporter of BLOODY HAMMERS and one of the warmest, kindest people I’ve ever met. Corey was Phil Anselmo’s partner in the Housecore Horror Film Festival, accomplished author, father/husband and so much more. Corey reached out to us in early 2013 and personally asked us to play the first Housecore Horror Film Festival and of course we accepted. When I got to the show in Austin last year I finally met him and extended my hand to meet him… he said, ‘No way man… only Housecore hugs here,” and gave me a big hug. Before our gig he got on stage and did a personal introduction for us… his passing is just devastating news. I’ve played many shows but I can definitely say that Housecore was the warmest gig I’ve ever done. Corey and the staff treated us like family and still do to this day. Corey, Shelly, Justin, Phil, Tammy and the whole staff… just amazing people.” — Anders Manga, BLOODY HAMMERS

“Extremely saddened by the passing of true crime author and Housecore Horror Fest co-founder, Corey Mitchell. He was a kind, friendly man and a great supporter and contributor to the underground arts. Corey was instrumental in getting REPULSION on the inaugural Housecore Horror Film Fest and he treated us like family. Truly unforgettable. My heart goes out to his friends and loved ones. Rest in peace, friend. — Scott Carlson, REPULSION

“Our hearts are beyond heavy with sadness. We had the opportunity to hang out with Corey several years in a row at SXSW and found him to be a fun-loving, stand-up, genuine individual. He was one of the very first outside contributors that ever wrote for MetalSucks, and is undoubtedly a huge part of why we are what we are today. Corey reached out to us in early 2008 about contributing to the site by drawing upon his long career in metal radio, management and fandom, and has since penned over 150 articles for us. We enjoyed his unique take on the music we all love, as well as his willingness to engage commenters and get involved in the community. On behalf of everyone at the MetalSucks Mansion, we thank Corey for all his hard work and dedication and wish his family and friends the absolute very best. Our thoughts and condolences are with you. Horns up. Tuck n’ fold, brother.” — Vince Neilstein, MetalSucks

“It was a pleasure meeting Corey Mitchell and I didn’t get to spend as much time with him as I would like to have because he was super busy putting on one of the most interesting shows I have ever been to. Everyone who went were really in to it. My thoughts are with his family and friends” — Edwin Neal, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – The Hitchhiker

“Sadly, I never got to meet Corey in person, but he was a great writer and a consummate professional and we always felt so lucky to have him on the MS team. My thoughts are with his family and those closest to him. He will be missed.” — Axl Rosenberg, MetalSucks

“I have been at a complete loss for words over the sudden passing of Corey Mitchell. This quote attributed to Charles Bukowski is the only thing playing through my head: ‘Find what you love and let it kill you. Let it drain from you your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness. Let it kill you, and let it devour your remains. For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.’ Corey loved the festival he created, he loved metal and horror, and he loved Phil Anselmo like a brother. He loved his family; he talked of his wife and two daughters often. It was often hard to pass Corey without being roped in for a hug. I spoke to him several times yesterday morning, and he was in good spirits, and very pleased with the success of our second Housecore Horror Film Festival. I can’t believe that just an hour or so later, he was gone. My most sincere condolences go out to his family, his Housecore family, and everyone who knew him.” — Shelly Dread, Executive Assistant at Housecore Horror Film Festival

“It never mattered what I was calling him about — films, Housecore, just to chat — we would always spend the first ten minutes talking about his girls and his family life, and how much that all meant to him. I remember last year, in the middle of the badge pickup rush on the first night of the festival, we just went for a half hour walk together, just so he could tell me about his family. Even in the middle of all that madness, they were what was first on his mind.” — Richard Whittaker, Staff Writer – The Austin Chronicle

“Here I am, less than 10 hours away from leaving to shoot a film that I have worked towards shooting for almost 11 years. I figured that, when this day came, I would feel like a little kid on his way to Disneyland, not mourning the death of a friend that had more of an influence on my life than, quite possibly, anyone else that I’ve ever met. Making it worse, I will not be able to be at his funeral and it is causing an immense pain in my heart. I hate it. So, I’m gonna say everything that I would have said about Corey then right here….right now…..for the whole damn world to see. My coming across Corey was partially the fault of one Marzi Montazeri. another highly influential person in my life with whom I love to death. He told me, ‘I want you to contact Corey Mitchell and send him your work.’ Corey was looking for a video editor to help cut some promos together for the first HHFF. I contacted Corey, sent him my resume, which wasn’t that impressive, to be honest, and my cell number. Within an hour, I was on the phone with Corey Mitchell. It was a long conversation. He initially, rather than asking me anything about the fest and whether or not I could handle the task thrown at me, we start talking about serial killer, Elmer Wayne Henley Jr. One of the links I had sent Corey was a few news clips from when I was interviewed about my first movie. He seemed genuinely interested. Still, without asking my any questions pertaining to video editing or the job in question, he starts badgering me to show the movie during the block of true crime films that he would be hosting at the fest. I realized very quickly that the man I was talking to wasn’t just some festival head or some yuppie business asshole. He was a fan down to the bone! He loved heavy metal and loved horror. I quickly realized that, while Philip Anselmo’s name was definitely the festival’s draw, this was Corey’s baby. Still, without mentioning one damn thing about the job at hand, Corey, seemingly jumping at the chance, starts ranting/bragging about his daughters after I had mentioned that I had a 7-year old son. We probably spent the next 15 minutes just sharing funny stories about hilarious stuff that our kids had done over the years. I quickly realized that this man loved his children So Much. In one thirty minute conversation, I knew exactly who Corey Mitchell was. I also knew that, after he finally gave me the job in the last 60 seconds of the conversation, I had a new friend. Someone as introverted as I am doesn’t make new friends often, so this was cool. Over the next almost 2 years, Corey changed my life. It’s so easy to throw at that term, ‘changed my life,’ just as easy as it is to read it, but there are no words I could spit out that could possibly articulate the magnitude in which this man changed my life, as well as the friendship he provided. Corey was there for you! He wasn’t there in that bullshit, ‘I’m there if you need me, but I’m really only saying that and hope that you never call,’ kind of way. Corey was there before you had time to even consider whether he was or not. He was one of the first people to call me when my father died on Christmas Eve. He used the HHFF page to help me raise money to cover his funeral and we succeeded largely because of his doing so. Just his damn phone call was enough!! He didn’t have to do that! He cared. Corey believed in me in a way that few people have. He gave me one hell of a shot and I have a career because of it. I’m not a ‘struggling’ filmmaker anymore because of him. One of my favorite parts of this recent festival was working right next to Corey in the HHFF headquarters, his desk right next to ours and spitting smartass comments at each other, kicking empty coke cans across the office, and trying to make him laugh when he looked like he was stressed. Fuck Superjoint Ritual, Voivod, or any band/movie that played. I was happy to be working with my friend. My last conversation with Corey was at 1:00am Monday morning as I was leaving headquarters. He looked so tired. He paid me for my work and we talked for a few minutes. We shook hands and the last thing I said to him was, ‘Thank you again for this opportunity, man. Now get some sleep, will ya!?’ He laughed. I walked away. I had been home 20 minutes when I learned of Corey’s death as he was packing up the festival. I, like everyone who truly loved that man, was devastated. I was in tears. This man who suddenly swept into my life and handed me my dream had, just as quickly, vanished. He was gone. I scrolled across his Facebook page reading the comments/condolences of others and realized one last thing about Corey Mitchell: He had done for so many others the same thing that he had done for me so many times in his short life. Corey was the guy that gave a piece of anything he got to those that could benefit from it. He did it instinctively and out of the kindness of his heart and never for his own gain! Do any of you realize how rare someone like that is? Whether it was people from giant bands that we all grew up listening to, to local bands that he truly believed in, to filmmakers who scared the crap out of us all our lives, to aspiring filmmakers who were trying to find an audience, to people who just loved to read his commentary on certain things, we all had our hearts broken Monday morning. So here I sit, 10 hours away from shooting a film that I’ve worked towards for almost 11 years and I’m doing it with tears welling up in my eyes. Corey was supposed to be there on November 7th. He wanted to be a zombie that was done in by a certain rock star that will be on set that day. While he will unfortunately not be there physically on that day, I will hold that man’s memory and legacy in my heart as long as I live. While I may not be there at his funeral physically, 3 hours away on the set of Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre, myself and everyone there, will be working that day as a tribute to a man that did so much for so many. My heart goes out to Nic Brown, Tammy Moore, Shelly Dread, Justin Giallo, Jett Bond, Kate Richardson and everyone else who loved Corey and welcomed myself and mine into that twisted family that was the hhff crew. Rest In Peace, Corey “Big Sexy” Mitchell. I love you man, and thank you so much for everything you did. Most importantly, thank you for being there for me. I’ll see you again one day.” – Joshua Allan Vargas, filmmaker

“Though I cannot say I knew Corey as much as some others, we became friends following our first year at Housecore and he was a great inspiration as a writer, metal fan, horror movie buff, joker and person. Corey gave us words of encouragement when Drunk in a Graveyard needed them and he remained a steadfast supporter of our particular brand of humor and review. Corey frequently spoke to us both about our work and would promote our page, linking us several times on the official Housecore facebook. Corey made everyone at Housecore Horror feel as an equal, from our very first year attending to this our second wherein we attended as accredited media. Corey was humble and a special kind of real. Hanging out with him this year at Housecore Horror he was animated about the festival and ambitious for the future. He remembered us by name, even going so much into giving us shit for ducking out of Texas Chainsaw early to grab some much needed sleep. When we found out about Corey’s passing we were drinking on South Congress and time stopped. That news was a kick in the guts and a punch in the teeth and I kept waiting for someone to make a ‘just kidding’ post but it didn’t come. We quietly toasted Corey in the Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen with strong drink and reminisced that only a few short hours prior he had been high fiving us all.
Housecore Horror changed the direction of Drunk in a Graveyard and we owe that change and motivation to Corey and Phil, and today we raise our drinks to Corey Mitchell and offer our thanks to him for being who he was – a nerd, a metal maniac, a horror freak, and a really fucking decent person. The graveyard is silent today.” — Robin Goodfellow, Drunk In a Graveyard

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. Mitchell’s funeral was help this past Tuesday, November 4, 2014 and a Family Fundraiser was launched earlier this week to help Mitchell’s wife Audra and his two young daughters (with a now-functioning PayPal option).

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DER BLAUE REITER + ROSES NEVER FADE: Where Gothic Folk And Darkwave Meet – Decibel Magazine Hosts A Neuropa Double Shot

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

In celebration of two very special releases from Belgium’s dark ambient/industrial powerhouse, Neuropa Records, today Decibel Magazine thrusts forth tracks from DER BLAUE REITER and ROSES NEVER FADE.

First up in the Neuropa double shot is “Conquest Of Glory,” from Barcelona-based post-apocalyptic darkwave project, DER BLAUE REITER. The foreboding psalm serves as the third movement of their recently released Le Paradis Funèbre II – L’ Adieu Du Silence full-length. Founded in 2005, DER BLAUE REITER is a Catalan music project that fuses apocalyptic ambiance with neoclassical passages and militarist percussion. Their compositions function as chillingly poignant soundtracks to a post-nuclear, diseased world wriggling beneath the weight of its own self-inflicted suffering and looming demise, with Le Paradis Funèbre II – L’ Adieu Du Silence chronicling humanity’s final days. Rife with compelling orchestrations, cinematic soundscapes, majestic industrial cascades and a martial air, Le Paradis Funèbre II – L’ Adieu Du Silence serves as the project’s darkest creation to date, where light is just a rumor, and the future a legend.

Next is “Every Heart That Will Break,” from dark neofolk trio, ROSES NEVER FADE. The solemn hymn comes by way of the band’s second long player, Devil Dust. Featuring Ancient VVisdom’s Nathan Opposition, The Way To Light’s Austin Rathmell and Pale Creation’s Nick Fiction, Devil Dust was mastered by Paul Logus (Anthrax, Clutch, Hellyeah, Shadows Fall, Satyricon et al) at PLX Mastering in New York City and offers up nearly forty-minute dark, brooding, acoustic-based melancholy marked by its lushly layered, enveloping guitars and stark, chilling lyrical imagery. A fitting audio journey for fans of Agalloch, Death In June, Joy Division, and Tom Waits.

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ANATOMY OF HABIT: New Two-Song Mega Full-Length From Post-Metal/Noise Rock Experimentalists Now Playing In Full At Pitchfork

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Following teaser streams from Heathen Harvest and Cvlt Nation, Ciphers + Axioms, the new two-song full-length from post-metal/noise rock experimentalists, ANATOMY OF HABIT, is currently playing in full at Pitchfork.

Slated to drop via Relapse Records next week, Ciphers + Axioms is a genre-challenging work of audio wonder, at once harrowing, penetrating and altogether purgative, where the usage of space, time and restraint is as much an instrument as sound itself. Manned by the ingenuity of noise virtuoso Mark Solotroff of Bloodyminded alongside 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), Ciphers + Axioms’ dueling, twenty-plus minute compositions are made of edgy walls of guitar, distortion and percussion nuanced by Solotroff’s shadowy, baritone vocal incursions. Elaborates Music And Riots Magazine in a 9/10 review of the release, “Defying categorization, this five piece dwells somewhere along the realms of post-punk and doom metal. The instrumentation tends to be minimalistic and introspective, dense and solid in the heavy parts; there are long and hybrid song structures, alternating between soft clean guitar lullabying and merciless neck-breaking riffs; the lyrics are sometimes more spoken or cried out rather than sung, in the narrative ways found in bands like Slint, Swans or Enablers,” Metal Hammer rallies, “A bastion of experimentalism for some of the metal avant-garde’s heaviest hitters, ANATOMY OF HABIT’s Relapse debut throws out the rulebook and stretches ambitious fingers towards the threshold of perception,” while The Wire adds, “…even when restrained, ANATOMY OF HABIT demonstrates a heaviness of spirit, a sublimated intensity that is strangely gripping.”

Fall into the barren serenity of ANATOMY OF HABIT’s Ciphers + Axioms, now playing in full at Pitchfork HERE.

Tracked at Soma Studios with sound magician, Sanford Parker (Minsk, Twilight, Corrections House), ANATOMY OF HABIT incorporates the prime essentials of doom metal, post punk, death rock, noise rock, and shoegaze making for 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.

“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.” – Exclaim on opening track “Radiate And Recede”

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

“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!” – 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

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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound November 3, 2014

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Philip H. Anselmo Responds To Housecore Horror Film Festival Co-Founder Corey Mitchell’s Passing – 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. [More…]

NEW YORK IN 64: New Jersey Instrumental Hardcore Collective Surfaces; Magic Bullet Confirms Debut LP – Magic Bullet Records confirms the signing of New Jersey-based instrumental/progressive hardcore collective, NEW YORK IN 64 — the act uniting past and current members of You and I, The Assistant, Capacities, East of the Wall, Postman Syndrome, Argonauts, El Drugstore, This Ship Will Sink, Black Kites and others — as the band has confirmed studio time in early November to record their debut album for the label. [More…]

BELLRINGER: Debut EP From Texas Trio Featuring Ex-Melvins Member On The Horizon – Delivering an entrancing and diverse blend of rock as expansive as their central Texas surroundings, brand new act, BELLRINGER, has completed their debut album, and confirmed the first of a wealth of live performances to follow in the coming months. [More…]

ANNIHILATED: Extreme Death Metal Architects Plot Global Destruction With XIII Steps To Ruination; Debut Out NOW + New Track Streaming At Ghost Cult – Extreme death metal architects, ANNIHILATED, today drop the audio devastation that [More…]

NO MERCY: Reissue Of Widespread Bloodshed (Love Runs Red) Out Now On Suicidal Records – Having been out of print for twenty-five years, this week, Suicidal Records proudly re-unleashes the mighty Widespread Bloodshed (Love Runs Red), the sole LP by legendary Venice Beach crossover outfit, NO MERCY. [More…]

PISS VORTEX: Self-Titled Debut LP By Copenhagen-Based Quartet Now Grinding Via Invisible Oranges – Now playing in its gut-wrenching entirety through Invisible Oranges is the filthy self-titled debut LP from Copenhagen, Denmark-based caustic grinders, PISS VORTEX. [More…]

ANAAL NATHRAKH’s Desideratum Full-Length Drops TODAY In North America Via Metal Blade RecordsANAAL NATHRAKH’s eighth studio offering, Desideratum, is out TODAY in North America via Metal Blade Records. [More…]

WIZARD RIFLE: Stoner/Doom/Noise Rock Contortionists Announce November Live Takeover; Here In The Deadlights Out TODAY On Seventh Rule – Stoner/doom/noise rock contortionists, WIZARD RIFLE, will bring their cathartic hymns, heavy grooves and walls of distortion to the stage next month for a short run of live takeovers. [More…]

UNSACRED: Forcefield Records To Release Debut Album From Virginia Black Metal Trio – Richmond, Virginia based Forcefield Records continues to expand their roster of extreme underground artists with the signing of their statemates, UNSACRED. [More…]

SAHHR: New Track Of Torment From Blackened Death Miscreants Now Playing At Cvlt Nation – With the official unveiling of their debut, self-titled three-track EP looming, Cvlt Nation offers up a taste of “Altar Of Maggots” from Los Angeles blackened death miscreants, SAHHR, for mass consumption. [More…]

BLACK BREATH To Return To GodCity Studio To Harness Third LP For Southern Lord; Band Locks Exclusive NYC Show Following Recording Sessions – Southern Lord Recordings is amped-up to announce that brutalizing Seattle quintet, BLACK BREATH, has locked studio time late this Autumn to harness their third full-length album for the label. [More…]

DIMESLAND: Oakland-Based Abstract Metal Quartet Completes Construction Of Debut LP – Oakland, California-based DIMESLAND has recently completed construction of their first full-length, and, will sear the name Psychogenic Atrophy into the consciousness of thrill-seeking music fans abroad. [More…]

EMIT: Spectre Music Of An Antiquary Out Now Worldwide On Crucial Blast; Album Streaming – Following several years of unavailability, this week Crucial Blast has officially re-released Spectre Music Of An Antiquary, by uniquely and incredibly bizarre UK-based ambient/black/noise/soundscape entity, EMIT. [More…]

ANATOMY OF HABIT: Post-Metal/Noise Rock Ensemble Unleashes New Teaser Track Via Cvlt Nation; Ciphers + Axioms Release Day Draws Near – 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.” [More…]

THE INSPECTOR CLUZO: Gasconha Rocks Fall World Tour 2014 Begins This Weekend – Ending two months of hard work at the farm, Lou Casse since their massive Summer tour — including geese feeding to make Foie Gras — French rock duo, THE INSPECTOR CLUZO, heads back out on tour this weekend on their Gasconha Rocks Fall World Tour 2014. [More…]

ANCIENT VVISDOM: Occult Death Rock Conjurors Unveil In-Depth Track-By-Track Investigation Of New Full-Length At Revolver MagazineSacrificial is the latest full-length from occult death rock conjurors, ANCIENT VVISDOM. [More…]

CHILD BITE: Detroit Punk/Metal Eccentrics Release New Video Featuring King Buzzo; Band Comments On Housecore Horror Film Fest Co-Founder’s Death – Currently leveling stages throughout the Midwest and East Coast, Michigan punk/metal eccentrics, CHILD BITE, recently dropped a brand new video for “Ancestral Ooze” upon unsuspecting masses. [More…]

GNAW THEIR TONGUES: Crucial Blast Confirms Multiple 2015 Titles From Dutch Black/Doom Entity Beginning With Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 – Maryland-based purveyors of sonic annihilation, Crucial Blast, proclaims that multiple titles from The Netherlands’ most terrifying musical entity, GNAW THEIR TONGUES, are awaiting impending release through the label in 2015, beginning with the January discharging of Collected Atrocities 2005-2008. [More…]

RINGS OF SATURN Tour Of Mexico With Lack Of Remorse And Victim Of Greed Rescheduled For December – The delayed tour of Mexico headlined by RINGS OF SATURN with support from Lack Of Remorse and Victim Of Greed has been rescheduled, the destructive caravan set to invade the populations of Queretaro, Leon, Monterrey and Mexico City from December 4th through the 7th. [More…]

REDEMPTION: Fund To Aid Guitarist Bernie Versailles Created – On the morning of October 5th, 2014, guitarist Bernie Versailles of Redemption, Agent Steel, Engine, Masters Of Metal and others, suffered a brain aneurysm and was rushed to an emergency room in Southern California for an operation. [More…]

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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!”

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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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