GOATWHORE Wraps Up Summer Slaughter 2014; Headlining Takeovers Commence + Band To Support Samhain On Select Dates

August 13th, 2014

[photo by Peter Beste]

Following a near month-long run of live debauchery on this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter tour, today New Orleans’ favorite metal horde/perpetual road hounds, GOATWHORE, kick off a short bout of headlining takeovers through Pittsburgh, Newport, and Poughkeepsie before making a special appearance at this year’s Gwar B-Q on August 16th. The band will take a short break before going roadbound again in September supporting death rock/horror punk icons Samhain on select dates. Additionally, GOATWHORE will make their way to Europe this Fall/Winter with headliners Dying Fetus. Set to commence on November 8th in Liege, Belgium, the epic journey will trample its way through nearly four dozen metropolises, coming to a close on December 20th in Leer, Germany. Additional support will be provided by Malevolence and Fallujah.

GOATWHORE is currently touring in support of their Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length, an infernal masterpiece which debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Constricting Rage Of The Merciless also ranked in at #21 on Billboard’s Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart and #13 on the Independent chart!

Earlier this Summer GOATWHORE unveiled their ripping new video for third Constricting Rage Of The Merciless hymn, “Baring Teeth For Revolt.” Shot at the infamous House Of Shock in New Orleans by lauded videographer David Brodsky of My Good Eye (Hell Yeah, Whitechapel, Cannibal Corpse, Municipal Waste et al), the clip is an audio/visual hailstorm of bludgeoning live energy. View “Baring Teeth For Revolt” below.

GOATWHORE Live Assaults:
8/13/2014 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
8/14/2014 Thompson House – Newport, KY
8/15/2014 The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
8/16/2014 Gwar BQ @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA
9/19/2014 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA w/ Samhain, Kyng
9/20/2014 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA w/ Samhain, Kyng
10/29/2014 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA w/ Samhain, Midnight
10/31/2014 The Howard Theatre – Washington DC w/ Samhain Midnight
11/01/2014 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY w/ Samhain, Midnight
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 – Hambur, DE
12/20/2014 Zollhaus – Leer, DE

Crowned “…a blasphemous blast…” by Decibel Magazine, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless is at once predatory, epic, misanthropic and sadistic. Captured at Mana Recording Studios with Erik Rutan at the helm, the record invokes the tar-thick, battle-ready tone and vitality of GOATWHORE’s molten onstage attack in a way previous releases have not and continues to reap critical accolades from fans and media globally. Sputnik Music gushes “[GOATWHORE] deserve a ton of credit for grinding along for so long making blackened death/thrash metal with the same level of ferocity, enthusiasm and New Orleans grit as they were on their 2000 debut The Eclipses Of Ages Into Black… one of extreme metal’s most unheralded, blue-collar bands,” Metal Injection christens it, the new high water mark of the group’s work thus far,” while Exclaim concludes, “GOATWHORE have always had the stench of brimstone about them, and their latest offering in no different, a vein of smoldering hatred for everything pure and good anchoring the record in a kind of ravenous decadence.” Elsewhere Invisible Oranges calls Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, “a fucking solid release and one wild ride down the highway to Hell,” Dead Rhetoric applauds the band’s “masterful work of extreme metal,” while Pop Matters adds fittingly, “a brutally bleak aural onslaught that will no doubt get metal heads pumping their fists and headbanging along with these pummeling anthems of chaos and despair. Clear heirs to the thrash metal throne, GOATWHORE ably step up with this masterful slab of blacked metal and stake their claim as one of the best in the business circa-2014. One listen to the exhausting Constricting Rage Of The Merciless would make theirs a hard case to refute.

Order GOATWHORE’s Constricting Rage Of The Merciless at THIS LOCATION.


PIG HEART TRANSPLANT: Cvlt Nation Leaks Two New Tracks By Iron Lung Industrial/Noise Side Project

August 13th, 2014

Cvlt Nation is currently punishing the masses with a double-dose of distressing no-wave industrial mayhem courtesy of PIG HEART TRANSPLANT — the solo project of Iron Lung’s Jon Kortland — culled from his second full-length, For Mass Consumption, which is nearing release this September via 20 Buck Spin and the band’s own Iron Lung Records. The second and third tracks “Film” and “Gift” offer just enough of the album’s surreal, noise-infiltrated, nightmare soundtrack characteristics to send most normal humans straight to the bomb shelter or panic room, but for the more adventurous listeners, these two tracks will serve as bait, and draw them into the madness of For Mass Consumption like flies to the fire.

Sample the destructive psychosis of PIG HEART TRANSPLANT at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

20 Buck Spin is also streaming the LP’s fourth track, “Born,” at THIS LOCATION.

While Kortland’s main focus is splitting duties in surgical powerviolence duo, Iron Lung, with PIG HEART TRANSPLANT the artist explores an entirely different dimension of musical terror. Here he delivers both a vicious beating and violent outcome, however the operating methodology is an entirely different animal; slow, churning, industrial, electronic, painfully percussive, a bureaucratic nightmare of State Power with gears grinding the individual into a hallow shell, perfectly molded into one of Them. This is 1984. For Mass Consumption is composed of twenty-eight tracks, each approximately forty-four seconds long, each song bearing a four-letter word, structured in a perfectly palatable way for optimum group adoption and mindless adherence to common purpose. Electronic manipulation, no wave guitar noise, abrasive hammering and eerie synthetic ambiance imbue the listener with the seedy malaise of manipulation on a societal scale. One might recognize the pulverizing brutality of early Swans on tracks like “Film” or “Pigs,” the pulsing throb of Brighter Death Now and IRM on “Coma” or even Robert McNaugton’s soundtrack work for Henry: Portrait Of Serial Killer on “1970” or “1980.”

For Mass Consumption will see release via 20 Buck Spin in North America on September 2nd and September 8th in Europe. Vinyl and cassette editions will follow via Iron Lung Records shortly after.


RINGS OF SATURN Debuts Single From Third Full-Length With 3-D Video At Metal Injection; Summer Slaugher The Canada Club Tour Begins + Preorders For Lugal Ki En Posted

August 13th, 2014

Bay Area tech-death outfit, RINGS OF SATURN, has unveiled the initial single from their highly awaited third full-length album, Lugal Ki En, through a conceptual 3-D video for the album’s opening track, “Senseless Massacre.”

The newly constructed “Senseless Massacre” video was directed and edited by Alex T Reinhard and shot and produced by Brooke Brennan, both of Brutal Productions, and features visual effects courtesy of Harsh Wayne Enterprises. The video was also constructed with 3-D viewing enabled via Youtube player settings, though 3-D glasses are required to delve into the other dimension full-on. Issues founding guitarist Lucas Mann of the track, “’Senseless Massacre’ is the first debut single off of RINGS OF SATURN’s new album, Lugal Ki En, on Unique Leader Records. The music video depicts the band as aliens (full-black eyes) performing on alien-like instruments (Etherial Guitars) with their vocalist, Ian Bearer, being abducted and tortured in extraterrestrial machinery. After being tortured and experimented on, his blood turns blue at the end of the video showing that he has transformed and is no longer human. This conveys the idea that aliens could already be living along side us without the general population being aware of it.”

RINGS OF SATURN’s “Senseless Massacre” video is now being broadcasted through Metal Injection at THIS LOCATION.

A cataclysmic, relentless nearly forty-five-minute display of the most vicious, sci-fi obliteration from RINGS OF SATURN to date, Lugal Ki En fuses cosmic, otherworldly elements into a forward-thinking form of malevolent death metal/deathcore inundation. A conceptual release based on a story in which the Aliens wage war on the angels and demons of the universe after having conquered humanity — the album title translated from ancient Sumerian cuneiform to mean “King Of The Earthlings, Lord Of The Cosmic World” — the nearly forty-five minute Lugal Ki En was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 (Kamikabe, Those Who Fear, Trophies) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The custom cover artwork was commissioned to Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art, who also crafted the art for the band’s seminal Dingir album.

Lugal Ki En will see worldwide impact via Unique Leader Records this October, in North America on the 14th and in Europe on the 17th. Preorders have been made available RIGHT HERE.

Having just completed the month-long The Face Implosion Tour with Arsonists Get All the Girls, Auras and AEnimus, RINGS OF SATURN is embarking on the Summer Slaugher The Canada Club Tour this week. The two-week excursion sees ROS joining The Faceless, Archspire, labelmates Fallujah and Black Crown Initiate from this Wednesday, August 13th through Thursday the 28th, with ten of the shows taking place in Canada and the other four in the US. Additionally, RINGS OF SATURN will hit Mexico with four special performances with Lack Of Remorse and Victim Of Greed in November, with other widespread live sightings to be reported shortly.

Summer Slaugher The Canada Club Tour
RINGS OF SATURN w/ The Faceless, Archspire, Fallujah, Black Crown Initiate:
8/13/2014 Forvm – Amherst, NY
8/14/2014 Salle Multi Quebec City, QC
8/15/2014 Les Founfounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
8/16/2014 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
8/17/2014 Salle Nikitoutagan – Saguenay, QC
8/18/2014 Rock Cafe – Trois Rivières, QC
8/19/2014 Le Magog – Sherbrooke, QC
8/20/2014 Babylon Nightclub – Ottawa, ON
8/23/2014 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
8/24/2014 Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
8/25/2014 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
8/26/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
8/27/2014 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
8/28/2014 The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
RINGS OF SATURN Mexico Tour w/ Lack Of Remorse, Victim Of Greed:
11/20/2014 Morfos Bar – Monterrey, MX
11/21/2014 Black Dog – Queretaro, MX
11/22/2014 Salon Bolivar – Mexico City, MX
11/23/2014 Bar Un Mundo Raro – Leon, MX


MAID MYRIAD Posts Opening Track From Debut Album Playing At American Aftermath; Preorders Posted + Mini-Tour Begins This Week

August 13th, 2014

In advance of their impending Nefarious Industries debut full-length, With Haste On Its Breath, Akron-based kaleidoscope rock act, MAID MYRIAD, will embark on a string of shows, today also releasing the opening track and multiple preorder packages for the album.

“Encircled” opens up With Haste On Its Breath with just enough of a furious rhythmic pulse to accent the finesse and boundless vocal delivery the versatile MAID MYRIAD trio courageously master on the album, encapsulating a wide view of some of the album’s incredibly infectious, hook-strewn characteristics. The track is now playing at American Aftermath who issues, “The band combines an array of influences, including progressive rock and 90’s post-hardcore/emo, into a dynamic and emotional display of alternative rock mastery,” adding on the track “Encircled” itself, “the track’s dream-like verses, driving riffs that close out the track and Jeff Klemm’s near angelic vocals are sure to be stuck in your head all day. In fact, we guarantee that.”

Listen to “Encircled” now at THIS LOCATION.

Preorders for With Haste On Its Breath have been posted, including three different bundle packages; CD, CD + T-Shirt, CD + two T-Shirts; each one includes a 17″ tour poster, stickers, and an instant download of the opening track, “Encircled”. Check it out HERE.

This Thursday, August 14th and Friday the 15th MAID MYRIAD — guitarist/vocalist Jeff Klemm, drummer Greg Meisenberg, and bassist Mario Tonathy — will perform in their home state of Ohio, in Cleveland and Kent, respectively, followed by a show in Clarksburg, West Virginia on the 16th. And amid other widespread tour actions to be booked in advance and through the release of With Haste On Its Breath, just days before its official street dates of October 7th, MAID MYRIAD has confirmed a record release show in Kent, Ohio on Saturday, October 4th, at which the band will perform the entire new album. Jeff Klemm has also lined up an extensive string of solo acoustic gigs, where he displays alternate adaptations of ‘MYRIAD songs and additional material separate from the band’s catalog. The other side to his creative cerebral coin, his crooning acrobatic vocals and spiderweb fingerpicking acoustic guitar has earned his solo set such praise as “Sounds like if Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake went out on a full moon heartbreak bar crawl.” There will be a few more acoustic additions in the next two weeks.

MAID MYRIAD tour dates:
8/14/2014 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ Stems, Ottawa, The Spectral Type [info]
8/15/2014 Stone Tavern – Kent, OH w/ From Borealis [info]
8/16/2014 Main St Café – Clarksburg, WV w/ Arcane Haven and Provoke, Destroy [info]
10/04/2014 The Kent Stage – Kent, OH *CD RELEASE w/ Simeon Soul Charger [info]

JCK (of MAID MYRIAD) solo shows:
8/31/2014 Annabell’s Lounge – Akron, OH *Sad Songs for Sad Bastards Barbecue [info]
9/12/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Nate Dodge & Andra Taylor [info]
9/13/2014 AVA Lounge – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Nate Dodge & Andra Taylor
9/23/2014 The Auricle – Canton, OH w/ Nate Dodge & Andra Taylor [info]
9/26/2014 Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY w/ Nate Dodge & Andra Taylor [info]

Boasting a beautiful style of post-progressive/alternative/pop they like to refer to as kaleidoscope rock, MAID MYRIAD blends dynamically angst-fueled progressive riffs, delicate pin drop moments, and intense start/stop dynamics. The band’s debut full-length, With Haste On Its Breath brings on a dozen new songs radiating in nearly an hour of their most expansive and explosive material to date. Bursting with influences from a gamut of rock subgenres, one can hear elements of Sense Field, Sunny Day Real Estate, Dredg, Cave In, Tool and more all seamlessly honed and brought to vibrant life with a passionate, dynamic, clean vocal delivery, produced and engineered by Klemm at Free Truman Productions, and then mixed and mastered by Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, New Jersey (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Adrenaline Mob, Foxy Shazam, etc.)


HOD: New Hell Hymn From San Antonio Blackened Death Legion Now Playing At Revolver; Band Prepares For Live Takeovers

August 12th, 2014

In less than one month, San Antonio blackened death legion, HOD, will unleash all out Hell with their long-awaited forthcoming new full-length, Book Of The Worm.

Produced by Dennis Munoz (Solstice), Book Of The Worm features the recording lineup of guitarist Necron, vocalist Vladibeer Reebs, bassist T.A. and former drummer Dennis Sanders and boasts eight infernal odes of filth, decadence and global suffering with artwork by the masterful Jon Zig (Averse Sefira, Deeds of Flesh, Pyrexia). In preparation of its impending infiltration, today Revolver Magazine spews forth “Where Are The Demons.”

Relays the band of the newest psalm of iniquity, “Where are the Demons? Metal is losing its fangs. Becoming too safe. Only in the underground does true metal run wild. While posers and safe bands sit at the top on a false throne, we will show where the true Demons are. View into the abyss and we will stare back at you!”

Celebrate true evil, courtesy of Revolver, at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed, sink your ear holes into “Through the Gates (They Come For Me)” still streaming at Decibel at  THIS LOCATION.

As a precursor to the record’s official decent, HOD will spread their sonic plague throughout their home state with a handful of live abrasions with additional takeovers to be announced in the coming weeks.

8/23/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX w/ Spellcaster
8/30/2014 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX w/ Absu, Midnight, Morbosidad, Morgengrau
9/19/2014 The Curtain Club @ Embrace the Darkness Fest #2 – Dallas, TX w/ Sardonic Witchery, Witchaven, Vesperian Sorrow, Steel Bearing Hand
9/20/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX w/ Sardonic Witchery, Witchaven, Morgengrau, more
11/15/2014 Limelight – San Antonio, TX w/ Imprecation, Weaponizer, Ritual Decay, Sardonic Witchery, Khringe, Preteen Deathfuck

Through a steady diet of live assaults and a steadfast DIY ethic, HOD has become an underground institution of sorts reaping the acclaim of fans and critics globally for the fuck-all brand of sonic debauchery. Last Rites commends HOD’s ultimately “lethal attack,” and “full-on badassery,” further championing their “commanding, ugly fucking blackened death slabs punctuated with micro-rending buzzsaw leads,” while No Clean Singing applauds their “thrashing charge of hybridized black and death metal that’s as dynamic and technically impressive as it is primally appealing.” Elsewhere, Sea Of Tranquility agrees, “the band pummels the listener with straight ahead death metal insanity,” while Dead Rhetoric laud’s their terminally apocalyptic brand of “prime American death metal, with the right amount of space between tech-y and brutal.”

Book Of The Worm will be unleashed on September 9th, 2014 via Arctic Music. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.

“…death metal for people who want the blood and guts of the sound, rather than the glossy veneer that the larger labels have perpetrated since Roadrunner liquidated their original roster. No frills is good frills when it comes to this kind of work, and HOD makes up for it with brawler bravado that demands respect. The Texas metal underground continues to maintain a bullpen of enduring, credible acts, and Book Of The Worm is another nasty weapon in its arsenal.” – The Examiner

“There is no softness on this album, no moments of respite from the chaotic blackness and brutal assault. This is not a band who want to be your friends or play nice. This is music purely designed to destroy and worship the foul Gods of the Metal underworld, wherever they dwell.” – Wonderbox Metal


SOCIETY SUCKER: Get This Right Records Confirms New Release From North Carolina Hardcore Outfit

August 12th, 2014

Get This Right Records confirms the September release of the new self-titled EP from Wilmington, North Carolina-based hardcore outfit, SOCIETY SUCKER.

Delivering their own slamming brand of NYHC-influenced East Coast hardcore, SOCIETY SUCKER takes lessons from classic bands like Subzero, Next Step Up and Merauder, delivered in a brutal delivery akin to contemporary powerhouses Trapped Under Ice, Incendiary and Suburban Scum. Having quickly surged to the forefront of the quickly growing North Carolina hardcore scene since forming in the Summer of 2013, the band has performed heavily regionally along the East Coast with an extensive list of local and internationally touring acts.

Following their debut demo dropped last year, the Summer of 2014 will bring forth the first official release from SOCIETY SUCKER, having recently hooked up with Get This Right Records for the unleashing of the self-titled EP. With five enraged tracks loaded with more brutal hooks than a fleet of whalers, Society Sucker was recorded in February of this year at The Skylight Studio with Vince Ratti and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and bears bold cover art by Steven Kulesza.

SOCIETY SUCKER is a band committed to keeping hardcore hard. This is the proof.

Get This Right Records will release Society Sucker digitally and on 7” vinyl on September 16th. Stand by for music from the EP and more to be leaked in the coming days.

Society Sucker Track Listing:
1. Sentenced
2. Burdened
3. The Hangman
4. Repeat Offender
5. Powerless

With other shows and tour plans in the works SOCIETY SUCKER has locked down a hometown record release show for their new record on September 13th, with Criminal Instinct, Discourse, Heavy Chains, Fairlane, and Rapid Change joining the chaos.

9/13/2014 Reggie’s – Wilmington, NC *record release show w/ Criminal Instinct, Discourse, Heavy Chains, Fairlane, Rapid Change

Ian Geiger – vocals
Robert Grant – guitar
Chris Dodson – guitar
Jared Register – drums
Lenny Hall – bass


SUICIDE SILENCE + THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour

August 12th, 2014

California based extreme metal titans, SUICIDE SILENCE, and Michigan’s unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, will combine forces this Fall on a heavy metal campaign across North America presented by Blackcraft! Joining them are Salt Lake City deathcore merchants Chelsea Grin and Sacramento based tech-death proprietors, Alterbeast.

“It has been way too long since we headlined in the good ol’ US of A and it’s an honor to be co-headlining with our friends in BLACK DAHLIA,” comments SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Mark Heylmun. “It doesn’t matter how long your hair is, what your girlfriend looks like, or if you make it into work the next day… Come out and party with us!”

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER vocalist Trevor Strnad adds: “We are very excited to finally be able to let the big secret out… our final US tour on the Everblack album will be with none other than California titans
SUICIDE SILENCE. The guys have been homies of ours since we toured together with Cannibal Corpse in South America. We are extremely glad they’ve chosen to persevere all of the hardship and tragedy and we are proud to call them tour mates and friends. The magic 8 Ball says we’re going to party our asses off together and have an awesome, successful tour. Cheers to SUICIDE SILENCE and we’ll see you all in October!”

w/ Chelsea Grin, Alterbeast
10/03/2014 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
10/04/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
10/05/2014 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
10/06/2014 Opera House – Toronto, ON
10/07/2014 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
10/08/2014 Paradise – Boston, MA
10/09/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
10/10/2014 Theatre Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
10/11/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD w/ Machine Head
10/13/2014 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/14/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/15/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/17/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
10/18/2014 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
10/19/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX w/ Whitechapel, Beartooth
10/21/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
10/22/2014 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
10/23/2014 Yost Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
10/24/2014 San Manuel Amphitheater – Devore, CA (Knotfest Pre-Party)
10/25/2014 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA (no Suicide Silence)
10/26/2014 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
10/28/2014 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10/29/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
10/30/2014 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

SUICIDE SILENCE’s new You Can’t Stop Me full-length debuted at #16 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart and at #30 on the Canadian Billboard Top 200 Chart, making it their highest first week sales ever and charting release to date! Produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (Sepultura, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Warbringer), You Can’t Stop Me marks the vocal debut of new frontman Eddie Hermida (ex-All Shall Perish) and features guest appearances by George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse) and Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan). Artwork is by Tim Minarzik of Throne Media & Design.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s most recent studio offering, Everblack, debuted at #32 on the Billboard Top 200 in June of 2013. The album earned the #3 slot on the Billboard Current Hard Music Albums chart (behind Black Sabbath and Queens Of The Stone Age). Additional chart debuts included #3 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums, #9 on the Billboard Independent Albums, and #30 on the Hits Albums Chart. Everblack also peaked at #15 on the iTunes album chart, and #2 on the iTunes Metal chart, second only to living legends Black Sabbath.

DRUNK DAD & HONDURAN: Eolian Scum Unite For Ugly Month-Long US Tour

August 12th, 2014

You can tell from the Eolian relation that’s it’s already going to be an ugly tour in its inception. But no, this upcoming DRUNK DAD and HONDURAN US trek is just a really ugly looking tour based upon the new flyer, the image resembling a mangled W-shaped grin where every tooth has been reworked with the outline of a boot… an appropriate if not totally accidental visual metaphor of said trek. From August 29th through September 30th, this Portland-based duo will plow through a counter-clockwise arc of the American colonies, with twenty-seven municipalities on the shitlist for the scummiest beatdown of the season, including shows with Same Sex Dictator, Godstomper, Stapled Shut, The Drip, Rabbits and tons more.

Additionally, both bands will perform matinees at the Eolian Empire-organized D.I.Y. “anti-fest” dubbed Festicide this weekend, a celebration of the heavy, noisy, and weird featuring Eolian artists Rabbits, Diesto, Towers and Big Black Cloud in addition to DRUNK DAD and HONDURAN, among non-label friends including Thrones, Stoneburner, Hungers and Sloths. The three-day, seven-show, twenty-five-band gathering will raid Portland, Oregon from August 15th through 17th, featuring shows that are all either $5 or free. A note to fest-goers: The East End had a fire and is out of commission for the festivities, so the show with HONDURAN, Rabbits and more this Saturday the 16th has been moved to Slabtown.

8/29/2014 Club 21 – Portland, OR w/ Same Sex Dictator
9/04/2014 The Colony – Sacramento, CA
9/05/2014 Hemlock – San Francisco, CA w/ Disastroid
9/06/2014 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Godstomper, Sete Star Sept, Gods America
9/07/2014 MDM Studios – Los Angeles, CA w/ Stapled Shut, Actuary, Vulva Esser, Shitbrains, Putasos
9/08/2014 TBA – Flagstaff, AZ
9/09/2014 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Roñoso, Doomed to Exist, My Man Mike
9/10/2014 The Grynde – El Paso, TX w/ Communion of Thieves
9/11/2014 Holy Mountain – Austin, TX w/ The Unmothered, The Dead See
9/12/2014 Vino’s Brew Pub – Little Rock, AR
9/13/2014 The East Room – Nashville, TN w/ Sheepshifter, Realeyes, One Beggar Sun
9/14/2014 Ten Pins Tavern – Athens, GA w/ Toxic Ass Implant
9/15/2014 Foxfield Bar and Grill – Columbia, SC
9/16/2014 Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA
9/17/2014 TBA – Baltimore, MD
9/18/2014 Motel Hell – Philadelphia, PA w/ Heavy Medical
9/19/2014 The Gutter – Brooklyn, NY w/ Heavy Medical, Law$Uits
9/20/2014 Obrien’s – Boston, MA w/ The Proselyte, Jack Burton vs David Lopan
9/21/2014 Whitney House - Hartford, CT w/ Weald
9/22/2014 Certain Death – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Crappy Funeral
9/23/2014 TBA – Chicago, IL
9/24/2014 Vandals – Kansas City, MO
9/25/2014 TBA – Denver, CO
9/27/2014 TBA – Missoula, MT
9/28/2014 Underground 15 – Spokane, WA
9/29/2014 Rays Golden Lion – Richland, WA w/ The Drip
9/30/2014 The Know – Portland, OR w/ Rabbits

With HONDURAN jacking their mangled Northwestern flair to a crushing barrage of Bay Area-style crusty sludge/powerviolence and a cavalcade of cynicism, they’ll deliver damaging jams from their July 2013-released debut LP, Street Eagles, a dark, dangerous trip through Rip City, a labyrinth of blasted beats, chunked-up chug-a-lugs, and warrior cries with nary a solo in sight; all meat and bone, recorded by Fester (Rabbits, Nux Vomica, Stoneburner) at Haywire Studios. Experience a brutal, sonic bludgeoning in all its fine detail where Pitchfork says “racing and breaking powerviolence collides with down-tempo metal, while mathematical shifts interconnect passages of uncomplicated blitz,” and hometown publication Portland Mercury puked, “a powerviolence three-piece that create a whirlwind of noise.” ” Terrorizer hailed, “Distilled from the various subgenres of punk, powerviolence grind and hardcore, HONDURAN have thrown down a hefty slab of pissed-off noise, with even a hint of Unsane thrown into the mix and a touch of Melvins/Prong too, just enough to give it a sidesipe of oddness against the Converge/Napalm Death-style riffs.” Three of the album’s songs are also featured in the 2014 low-budget metal malcontent scammer pic film, Buzzard.

DRUNK DAD will be tackling audiences with their raucous brew of sonic grunge-core depravity — the kind of thing you put on to watch your neighbor’s plants wilt — while the country is still trying to air out after being ravaged by the band’s debut LP, Ripper Killer, at the beginning of July. Invisible Oranges said Ripper Killer is “like a triple word score for ‘noise rock’ and ‘grunge.’ Where other wearers of those styles are content to do a community theater approximation of danger, DRUNK DAD go right for the jugular.” Zero Tolerance printed a raging review which included, “DRUNK DAD do that ugly rot-that-walks sound with a pair of still-functioning bull-sized testicles.” And Vice Magazine’s music channel, Noisey, championed the band “a bunch of irreverent, whiskey-swilling noisemakers, roaming the streets of Portland’s nightlife in an effort to refuel their Jim Beam tanks,” continuing, “when they tell you their genre is ‘fuck you all’ wave, they mean it. Really. Fuck you all, and fuck you for asking.”

Stream all of DRUNK DAD’s Ripper Killer LP at Invisible Oranges HERE and sample live footage of some of the LP’s carnage HERE. Watch HONDURAN’s official video for “Yawnmower” HERE and get the full Street Eagles experience HERE.


SWASHBUCKLE: We Hate The Sea EP Now Playing; Northeast Tour With Nekrogoblikon Continues

August 11th, 2014

Dig deep into your pockets and hand over your doubloons to New Jersey raiders, SWASHBUCKLE, for a copy of their We Hate The Sea EP, or be consumed by their treacherous wake as they unleash hell for the release. Dispatching four tracks in fewer than seven minutes, We Hate the Sea boasts the crew’s most mutinous tactics to date, the jingles conceived in grog-soaked skirmishes and harnessed at The Sound of Revolution by Len Carmichael.

Stream in its entirety as well as place orders for both the digital and physical versions of We Hate The Sea –­ the 7” version on blue/white swirl or black vinyl and a limited run on red/black smoke which will be limited to preorders with a numbered, special edition cover and a message from SWASHBUCKLE — right goddamn HERE.

SWASHBUCKLE’s current East Coast North American skirmish with Nekrogoblikon continues this week, with the final few shows invading Toronto, Ontario tonight, August 11th, and shows in Springfield, Virginia and Amityville, New York this Saturday and Sunday.

SWASHBUCKLE Tour w/ Nekrogoblikon [remaining dates]:
8/11/2014 Sneaky Dees – Toronto, ON
8/16/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA
8/17/2014 Amityville Music Hall – Long Island, NY


YOB: New Track From Clearing The Path To Ascend Now Playing At Stereogum

August 11th, 2014

As the release of Clearing The Path To Ascend, the forthcoming new long player from Oregon doom icons, YOB, dawns, the band today reveals the crushing resonance of “Unmask The Spectre.” Already teased in the album’s record trailer, fans finally get a taste of track three in full courtesy of host site, Stereogum.

Comments founding vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt, “This part of the album gets dark, but it also has a sense of beauty and resolve. The mood and atmosphere nod equal parts to old and new YOB. It’s one of my favorite things we’ve ever done.”

Adds Stereogum,Scheidt’s guitar bends like steel in a forge, and it bounces like hard rubber… YOB, the unit, function as a pure rhythm section: There are moments on Clearing The Path To Ascend when all three instruments [guitar, bass, drums] come down on the same beat that make me feel like I just got hit by a car. It’s also hard to shift focus away from Scheidt, who is exerting a gravitational pull all his own. He makes one guitar sound like a fleet of F-14s; his voice ranges from Leonard Cohen lows to Ozzy Osbourne highs to Matt Pike roars, and he somehow manages to shift between those extremes with the ease of Tony Bennett practicing scales… YOB are the best doom band in the world today, and Clearing The Path To Ascend is the best doom album you’ll hear this year. It is, quite possibly, the best metal album you’ll hear this year, maybe the best album of the year, period.”

Hear the dark and brooding sounds of “Unmask The Spectre” at THIS LOCATION.

Already listed among The Obelisk’s Records Not To Miss Before The New Year Hits Clearing The Path To Ascend is an aptly titled album for what will undoubtedly be the crowning achievement for a band whose journey now nears two decades of creating music as commanding as it is cathartic. The tracks here don’t simply offer a vacuous glimpse into the already riff-soaked doom genre. These songs demand the tandem attention of mind, body, and soul, etching a mark across a sound that finds YOB as formidable and unequaled as they’ve ever been. True ascension requires a destruction of those barriers that prevent any movement forward. Unsurprisingly, YOB pummels any and all of these obstacles with absolute authority, clearing the way for a genuinely visceral listening experience and climbing upward into a realm that sets the band in a heavy metal place that has been and will always remain wholly their own.

Recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, notorious for its reserve of vintage equipment, alongside longtime collaborator/iconic sound-sage Billy Barnett, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering, YOB will release Clearing The Path To Ascend on CD and digitally in North America via Neurot Recordings on September 2nd, and on vinyl via Relapse Records on September 15th.

YOB will bring their otherworldly riff dominations to the stage beginning with a headlining performance at Portland’s Hoverfest alongside Witch Mountain, Eight Bells and more! The shows come in advance of the band’s previously announced overseas trek this Fall slated to commence on September 3rd, 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. YOB will be joined by Little Rock’s Pallbearer.

8/23/2014 Hoverfest – Portland, OR [info]
w/ Pallbearer:
9/03/2014 Tivoli de helling – Utrecht, NL
9/04/2014 The Fleece – Bristol, UK
9/05/2014 Roadhouse – Manchester, UK
9/06/2014 Audio- Glasgow, UK
9/07/2014 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
9/08/2014 The Underworld – London, UK
9/10/2014 FZW – Dortmund, DE
9/11/2014 Vera  - Groningen, NL
9/12/2014 Atlas – Aarhus, DK
9/13/2014 Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
9/14/2014 Hostsabbat @ Betong – Oslo, NO
9/16/2014 Tavastia – Helsinki, FI
9/17/2014 Slakthuset – Stockholm, SE
9/18/2014 Loppen – Copenhagen, DK
9/19/2014 Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
9/20/2014 Firlej – Wroclaw, PL
9/21/2014 Bi Nuu – Berlin, DE
9/23/2014 Klub 007 – Prague, CZ
9/24/2014 Arena – Vienna, AT
9/25/2014 PMK – Innsbruck, AT
9/26/2014 Gaswerk – Winterthur, CH
9/27/2014  Lo-fi Club – Milan, IT
9/29/2014 Le Romandie – Lausanne, CH
9/30/214 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
10/01/2014 Blackship – Montpellier, FR
10/02/2014 Razzmatazz3 – Barcelona, ES
10/03/2014 Villamanuela – Madrid, ES
10/04/2014 Amplifest – Porto, PT
10/05/2014 ES ESonora – Erandio, ES
10/06/2014 Le Dynamo – Toulouse, FR
10/07/2014 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR
10/08/2014 Glazart – Paris, FR
10/10/2014 Kyttaro Club – Athens, GR
10/11/2014 Desertfest – Antwerp, BE

Clearing The Path To Ascend preorder bundles are currently available. For CD orders point your browser HERE. For special T-shirt bundles go HERE.

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