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Metalcore trench fighters Walls Of Jericho have a new song perfect for relentlessly moshing or relentlessly never giving up and weight lifting, etc. Which might sound patronizing except it is awesome and will make you want to get jacked and defeat all your demons. That is always a good thing in this dumb world of morons.

Their new record is called No One Can Save You From Yourself, due out on March 25 on Napalm.

According to vocalist Candace Kucsulain, “This is dedicated to my brother Larry Kucsulain who lost his battle to cancer this day last year.” 

My dad also died of Cancer about this time last year, so #fuckcancer and three cheers to WoJ. They slew when I saw them open for Life Of Agony recently.

This band is kicking ass hard again lately and we are lucky because they have always been a guiding light for inspiration and acceptance in the scene. Plus, they always bring the mosh and have done their time in the underground with pride instead of whining.


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Incantation back with Relapse, Bandcamp streaming past releases

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9:51 AM (PST)

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Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the re-signing of legendary death metal pioneers INCANTATION! The band, who originally signed to the label in the early 1990s and released some of the most influential extreme metal albums of all time, including Onward to Golgotha (1992), Mortal Throne of Nazarene (1994), Diabolical Conquest (1998), and The Infernal Storm (2000), has come full circle to reunite with Relapse for its forthcoming 10th studio album. INCANTATION, an institution for over 25 years, remains hands-down one of the most important, influential and consistently regarded artists in metal, and the band’s new material is sure to be no exception.INCANTATION’s entire back catalog is now available for streaming via the band’s Bandcamp page AT THIS LOCATION.

The band is currently recording its upcoming full-length at their own Incantation Studios in Johnstown, PA. The album will be mixed and mastered by Dan Swano (Bloodbath, Asphyx, Dark Funeral) and is expected to be completed in February with a release date slated for this summer. Upon completing the album, INCANTATION will head to Europe to tour with Morgoth, Darkrise and Omophagia. The band has also been confirmed for this year’s Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic and will announce dates and festival appearances shortly.

INCANTATION members John McEntee and Kyle Severn commented on the re-signing:”2016 is off to a great start for Incantation Death Metal!!! We are extremely excited to announce that we are returning to the Relapse Family. They were there a quarter century ago when Incantation and Relapse were both starting their careers, so to be able to come full circle and release our 10th studio album with them is truly amazing and we are looking forward to the release and touring this record later this year!!!!” -Kyle Severn

Yes it is true we have returned to Relapse Records. Over the last 8 years we have been working with them on various projects with great results. It’s awesome to start a new chapter of the band going back to our roots and working with the label that believed in us back in 1990 when we were still a demo band. It’s great to work with a label that still believes in us in 2016 and still believes in the perseverance of real death metal.” – John McEntee

Additionally. Relapse Records founder / president Matt Jacobson added:

Incantation are one of the true pioneers of American death metal and their unwavering dedication, consistency and longevity is unmatched. We are proud to welcome them back to their original home.”  - Matt Jacobson

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Ace Frehley announces Origins Vol.1 (includes collab with Paul Stanley)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9:34 AM (PST)

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ACE FREHLEY has announced Origins Vol. 1, a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15, 2016. Most notably, KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY joins ACE on Free’s hit “Fire and Water.” This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same studio recording since KISS’ 1998 reunion album Psycho Circus.

 

Ace spoke with Rolling Stone about the new record, his guest players and recording with Paul after all these years. Rolling Stone writes: Regarding his reunion with Stanley, Frehley shrugs off any residual tension between the two of them. “We’ve always been friends,” he says. “The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy.”

 

Today Rolling Stone debuts “White Room,” the classic hit originally performed by Cream. Other guests are none other than Slash trading leads on Thin Lizzy’s classic “Emerald,” Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs staple “Wild Thing,” Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace as he sings his classic KISS composition “Parasite” for the very first time, as well as Jimi Hendrix’s “Spanish Castle Magic,” and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready also plays guitar with Ace as he finally sings his KISS “Alive!” mainstay “Cold Gin.” “White Room” is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP on iTunes will receive the Cream cover song instantly.

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Rammstein announce only 2016 USA date in Chicago

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 12:22 PM (PST)

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We are coming to America for the Chicago Open Air Festival! This is Rammstein’s only performance in the U.S. in 2016. We look forward to seeing you in July! -Rammstein
►Tickets HERE.

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Skeletonwitch introduce new vocalist Adam Clemans

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:26 AM (PST)

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Big shoes to fill vocally, but this dude seems up for it. Great scream! Skeletonwitch are too important to the scene and epic to be donezo!

Hail! 

 Today, the Ohio-based blackened metal quintet SKELETONWITCH – who will join Abbath, High On Fire and Tribulation on this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour, which kicks off March 17 – officially welcomes Adam Clemans (Wolvhammer) as their new vocalist. Last month, the group recorded a new EP, due to be released this summer, with Clemans at Baltimore’s Developing Nations with producer Kevin Bernsten (Magrudergrind, Noisem, Mutilation Rites). A brief teaser of new music can be heard in the below video, in which Clemans discusses how he came to join the band.

 

“I’m very proud to be a part of the SKELETONWITCH camp, and I’m very excited about how the new EP turned out,” says Clemans. “Working with like-minded musicians is always a pleasure, and I’m confident that the new chapter of this band will carry the SKELETONWITCH banner properly and proudly.”

Adds guitarist Scott Hedrick, “We are extremely excited to announce Adam as the new singer for SKELETONWITCH. He’s a killer vocalist, lyricist, and all-around creative force. Please welcome him to the SKELETONWITCH family as we begin this new chapter. As always, thanks to everyone who has, and continues to, support us.”

Clemans appears alongside Abbath, High On Fire’s Matt Pike and Tribulation’s Johannes Andersson on the cover of the new issue of Decibel Magazine, which hits newsstands on March 2 and is available for pre-order at this location.

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Haiduk offers two free tracks from latest album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 3:38 PM (PST)

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Calgary-based thrash-laden blackened death metaller Haiduk is offering two tracks “Nergion” and “Nazon” for free off of his latest album Demonicon.

Luka Milojica (writer/producer) had this to say about the album:

“It’s a crusher! This album has some of my best riffs. I don’t waste my time, I don’t waste your time. This is true Haiduk the way it was meant to be: cold, evil, blasting arrangements featuring some unique guitar work. 9 songs, 9 demons, risen from the volcanic underworld of Octavia in the realm of Callost – a fantasy world setting, which serves as the basis for the map, lyrics, and short stories contained in the CD booklet.”

Check out the tracklist and album art for Demonicon and stream “Nazon” and “Nergion” here.

Lords of Black premiere “Tears I Will Be”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 3:12 PM (PST)

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Madrid heavy metal warriors Lords of Black have premiered their newest track “Tears I Will Be”.

“Tears I Will Be” comes off of Lords of Black’s sophomore album II which will be released by Frontiers Music SRL on March 18.

Check out “Tears I Will Be” here.

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Lita Ford announces new album ‘Time Capsule’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:44 PM (PST)

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Los Angeles heavy metal guitarist Lita Ford has announced that her newest album Time Capsule will come out on April 15 via SPV/Steamhammer.

The album will feature Billy Sheehan (bass), Rodger Carter (drums), Dave Navarro (mandolin), Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander (backing vocals) and Gene Simmons (bass).

In addition to the album Lita will head out on the road, first by herself this month and later with Halestorm in April.

Check out tour dates here.

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Oakland’s experimental doom duo LAMENT CITYSCAPE has completed a remix album for release later this month, showcasing the seven tracks from their debut LP, The Torn.

Released through Battleground Records in mid-2015 LAMENT CITYSCAPE’s The Torn was a refreshing album within the compacted current doom metal circuit, with an expansive, cinematic, nebulous approach with steep inclinations to industrial and art rock influences. Following those roots to the core of their sound, the band now infuses their works with those of some of their close friends, with the Turn Outward remix album. LAMENT CITYSCAPE members Mike McClatchey and Sean McCullough’s seven passages from The Torn have here been transplanted into new skin created by the likes of artists rRhexis, Godhunter, Achromaticist, Overhold, Neurospora, Dipped In Gold, and Uhluhn, with a wide array industrial, noise, ambient and other styles creeping into the massive remix album. In the end, Turn Outward bears over two hours of music, with the final remixed track consuming a massive hour-and-a-half on its own.

 

Offers Mike McClatchey on the inspiration for Turn Outward, “At the time that I was really finding out about music and artists and diving deep into their back catalogs I was finding that a lot of really cool bands had been releasing singles and having other really cool bands do remixes on those singles. I was discovering a lot of great shit in those weird remix releases. When LAMENT CITYSCAPE started I had done a remix for another artist and it came out pretty well. It felt natural to include others into our little world. It seemed like a creative way to expand the space inside our project, to let others in and see where they can take something.”

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Bullet For My Valentine release “Worthless” Video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:27 PM (PST)

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Watch the new hard rocker with metal flourish “Worthless” from Bullet For My Valentine from new album Venom HERE. These guys have worked very hard and held it together for the scene over the years. Support!

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Boris USA Tour Dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 4:38 PM (PST)
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Japanese drone/stoner/experimental veterans BORIS have announced a run of US tour dates this coming April surrounding Gensho, their new collaborative Relapse release with noise legend MERZBOW. The tour will see the band playing eight shows across the American Southwest and West Coast. A full itinerary is available below.

Facedown Fest information and the return of Impending Doom live

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:38 PM (PST)

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Oh ye of little faith…of COURSE Facedown Fest will be awesome this year. From Rival Choir’s anticipated slot to My Epic’s sure to be melodic and imaginative set to the return of Impending Doom, there is a lot to be thankful for for fans.

We are super excited to announce that the 2016 Facedown Fest will showcase Impending Doom‘s first live show in 3 years! We also have the exclusive West Coast Seventh Star reunion show as well as For All Eternity‘s first US show!

 

Join us May 14 at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. Tickets are available now at facedownfest.com.

Dates and line up below.

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GET OUT. tease “War Chest” EP and guests, part ways with Greg Allen.

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:35 AM (PST)

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Kingston , NY metal/hard rock band GET OUT. have parted ways with drummer/engineer Greg Allen. Fill-ins have been selected for the next few
shows as the band chooses a replacement and moves forward on their next EP, to be entitled War Chest.

GET OUT. recently released debut Let Me In via Bandcamp, iTunes and other digital platforms after first debuting two songs on Metalriot.com‘s Creature Honeymoon 2015 Halloween compilation alongside bands such as Geezer, Night Viper, Septa and Tyrant Of Death.

Says vocalist/writer Morgan Ywain Evans:

“We wish Greg the best. Love our debut record though moving forward we are expanding to some heavier territory while still including some of the rock elements already displayed. Greg is busy with his sound career and, to keep it civil, we felt there wasn’t enough urgency for the band. As a result of letting him engineer the record the completion of the album took months longer than expected. There was even some lost enthusiasm and people who didn’t even show up on mix day when it finally arrived. Obviously no active band can really function well on that kind of dragged out clock.”

Evans continues: “That said, we wish him good luck. While we might not survive as long, we admire how the band Shai Hulud or even Murphy’s Law adapted with various line ups to challenges yet nonetheless kept momentum going and overcame obstacles. We are currently testing out various candidates on drums and second guitar, as ex-guitarist Jeremy Swift also is out of the band due to injury and being more focused on his blues funk/ power pop band The Beautiful Bastards. But we are completely fine. Our next EP War Chest will showcase our soon to be much heavier side to go with the more alternative rock, hard rock and stoner influences on Let Me In. We have some material written already and it rips absolute ass.”

Guests have not been confirmed for the next EP but expect full details next month. The guests are rumored to include heavy hitters Paul “Ablaze” of Blackguard, metalcore legend Mike Score of All Out War and more TBA.

As with Let Me In, art for War Chest will be once again handled by Chris Smith of Grey Aria Design (Hollow Earth, Vulture, Black Yo)))ga).

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Coffins/Ilsa Split EP limited vinyl pre-order via Relapse

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:13 AM (PST)

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Feb. 28th sees the release of the Coffins (Japan) and Ilsa (USA) split , sure to crush skulls. Relapse has the Pre-Order set up HERE.

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Song of the Week: Deftones’ fluid “Prayers/Triangles” track

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 11:21 PM (PST)

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Deftones have a new record on the way called Swish. Or was it Gore? Yeah, I think it is Gore.

Merch Direct has some pretty cool Tame Impala-esque pop art meets perfume bottle/high fashion fonts and Nu Snapbacks vibes going on HERE for those looking for some tasty related gear, but the best treat is the new, hard to classify single “Prayers/Triangles”. It’s a watery track almost reminiscent guitar-wise of Chino’s Palms project with former members of Isis (yes, the fucking band). It might even be my favorite track from the band since “Minerva” from the underrated sick as fuck S/T record where they really learned to temper their inner fire with patience, though there have certainly been plenty of killer songs since then to now.

But yeah, this song is what’s up. In 2016 more than ever we can find ways to collage and buck expectation, be it the sensual yet bright, tropical house infused future pop of newcomer Eriel Indigo (who is likely to be huge) , the morphic funk and street aware R&B of Lion Babe or, to stay in the metal world and not freak some of y’all out, the psychotic jazz and black metal melange of DHG or Shining, for example.

Deftones can make you feel dreamy, lifted or rabble-roused, but you always feel something, even if it is the familiar sensation of surrendering to fate and all the unknown yet electric variables that entails.

All hail the kings, crowns glistening, etc.

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