North Carolina metallers Between The Buried and Me are preparing to embark on a tour in support of the tenth anniversary of their album Colors.

The tour will feature The Contortionist, Polyphia, and Toothgrinder as support.

Between The Buried And Me comments:

“‘Colors’ was our statement of rebellion. We were challenging how others identified us in the context of heavy metal, and ultimately we were challenging how we identified ourselves. It was some kind of musical manifesto, in which we found new purpose and direction simply by throwing caution to the wind and purging every ounce of creative energy we had, regardless of how unhinged it may have seemed at the time. Ten years have passed and we are lucky enough to be able to play this album from front to back on stage for our amazing fans. See you all soon!”

Check the tour dates out here.

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Prior to becoming the permanent drummer of Soungarden in 1986, Matt Cameron was in the short lived grunge group Skin Yard and appeared on eponymous debut album, which was released in January 1987, shortly after he joined Soungarden.


Entrails premiere latest single “Serial Murder (Death Squad)”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 4:56 PM (PST)

Swedish death metallers Entrails have released their latest single “Serial Murder (Death Squad)” off of their upcoming album World Inferno which is due out on June 16  via Metal Blade Records.

Entrails guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist comments:

“It’s about time to unleash our next beast called ‘Serial Murder (Death Squad)’ – that means you should roll up your sleeves, loosen up your ponytail and get in the mood with a proper beer and prepare yourself for a trip among serial murders. The Death Squad awaits you!”

Dan Swano, who mixed and mastered the record had this to say:

“I don’t know if I had said this before, but I say it again. Every time I start thinking about putting together some new SweDeath project, Entrails show up at my doorstep with a new album to mix, and every time I think ‘Fuck!! – What’s the point in making my own project when this is so fucking good, and exactly what I wanted to do…’ And if I felt there were some details to improve upon from our previous work together, they fix that and then some, and return with an album even stronger than the previous one. What the fuck is going on in Linneryd!? Is Jimmy cloning death metal warriors in some barn over there or what!? To sum it up. Yet another amazing slab of SweDeath coming your way from Entrails! Beyond. Blown. Away!”

Head over to InvisibleOranges.com to hear “Serial Murder (Death Squad).”

Head over to Metal Blade to hear “The Soul Collector.”

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BardSpec release “Gamma” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 4:36 PM (PST)

Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson’s project BardSpec has released a music video for the track “Gamma.”

“Gamma” comes off of BardSpec’s forthcoming album Hydrogen due out June 23 via Norse Music.

Comments Bjørnson of the band’s latest single:

‘Gamma’ is a meditation on the magic of science, or perhaps the science of magic. The mysteries of the atom and nuclear physics have fascinated me deeply as long as I can remember. Enlightened humans have known for thousands of years that the concept of ‘god’ dwells within the corporal being, and with the atom bomb the proof was definite…to me at least. As scientist in charge [American theoretical physicist and professor of physics Julius Robert] Oppenheimer said, watching the first test atom bomb go off: ‘I have become Shiva: Destroyer Of Worlds.’ The other aspect of radiation is its communicative powers; of carrying information over enormous distances. We learn things about the universe and its early days from watching bursts of Gamma Ray make its way through the universe. Musically speaking it is one of the heavier songs, which I managed to sneak in a little Sigur Ros tribute into as well.

Check out the video for “Gamma” here.

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Virginia’s Inter Arma have announced a new stretch of European tour dates with Der Weg einer Freiheit.

Inter Arma will be on tour starting May 25 with Pallbearer and Gatecreeper. They will start their tour with Der Weg einer Freiheit on September 21 and that tour will run til October 14.

Check out the full list of tour dates here.

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Morbid Angel and Revocation are hitting the road together

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3:26 PM (PST)

Morbid Angel have announced a headlining tour that will see support from Revocation, Suffocation and Withered.

Revocation will be touring in support of their sixth full-length, Great Is Our Sin, released last year via Metal Blade Records.

The tour is starting May 23 at The Beacham in Orlando, Florida and is running through til June 27, where the tour will wrap up at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Check the full list of tour dates here.

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Expulsion announce debut album ‘Nightmare Future’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3:10 PM (PST)

Expulsion have announced their debut effort Nightmare Future.

Nightmare Future will drop on July 14 via Relapse Records.

Expulsion is comprised of Matt Olivo (Repulsion), Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome), Danny Walker (Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia) and bassist Menno Verbaten (Lightning Swords Of Death).

Check out the album art for Nightmare Future as well as “Altar of Slaughter” here.

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Anciients to tour with Goatwhore

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:44 AM (PST)

Vancouver’s Anciients are an astounding act who wield extreme metal, a semi-melodic sludge ala Blood Mountain Mastodon’s heavier moments and more progressive or Tool-esque elements into their own can of wyrms. My favorite track from them “Pentacle” is a perfect introduction if you have never heard it.

The band’s 2016 effort Voice of the Void was quite worthy and gets the full Metal Riot seal of approval…which means I have head banged to it and spilled coffee on myself more than once at this point in my life, basically. Now the band are returning to America to back up the warriors of Goatwhore for a tour that shall yield utmost conquest, beyond a doubt!

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Higher Power streaming ‘Soul Structure’ over at Metal Hammer

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 9:49 PM (PST)

Leeds hardcore punks Higher Power are streaming their debut Soul Structure over at Metal Hammer.

The record will be released on May 19 via Flatspot Records and Venn Records.

Head over to Metal Hammer to stream Soul Structure in its entirety.

Check out Higher Power tour dates and the official “Can’t Relate” music video here.

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Seven Spires to release “Solveig” August 4 via SAOL

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:51 PM (PST)

Boston metallers Seven Spires are preparing to release their latest album Solveig on August 4 via SAOL.

Fans of Seven Spires can get special versions of Solveig by donating to Seven Spires GoFundMe.

Check out “The Cabaret of Dreams” video as well as the tracklist and cover art for Solveig here.

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The Interbeing release new single “Deceptive Signal”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:49 PM (PST)

Danish metallers The Interbeing have released their latest single “Deceptive Signal.”

The song comes off the band’s forthcoming album Among the Amorphous which is due out June 23 via Long Branch Records.

Singer Dara Corcoran on “Deceptive Signal”:
“Deceptive Signal is the 2nd track on our coming concept album about The Interbeing’s struggle with his creators. In this song The Interbeing hears a signal and is drawn to it but it turns out to be a trap made by his creators. To realize the visual storyline we contacted the gifted Jeb Hardwick and flew him in to Copenhagen to shoot the ambitious video. The countless hours playing in a green screen studio and postproduction really paid off. Jeb did an amazing job creating this other dimension with us and The Interbeing in it.”

Check out the video for “Deceptive Signal” here.

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Myrkur reveals new album title

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:11 PM (PST)

Danish composer Myrkur announced that her new album will be titled Mareridt.

Mareridt is due out this fall via Relapse RecordsMareridt is the follow up to 2015’s M, which was Myrkur’s debut album.

Mareridt was produced between Seattle and Copenhagen by Randall Dunn who is known for his work with Marissa Nadler, Earth, Sunn O))), Boris, and Wolves In The Throne Room.

Stay tuned for the announcement of special guests appearing on Mareridt.

Editor’s Note: While we have really liked Myrkur’s music in the past and present, she did make some comments that were seen by some as Islamophobic in the recent past HERE. I know some very chill people who back her and others who now don’t. I did previously but then was on the fence after the comments came out. It would be nice if she would clarify her position, as I have not been able to find much clarification. It after all takes five seconds to say ,”I am against religious extremism, not inherently against one religion on principle.” Most religions have followers with varying degrees of nuance or with different interpretations of texts, after all. We have decided to publish this post for now due to the caliber and general integrity of some of the people she has worked with but it would be awesome if Amalie would put the issue to rest more thoroughly in our current world political climate. 

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Rapheumets Well announce Mexico tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:24 PM (PST)

Hickory, North Carolina symphonic metallers Rapheumets Well are preparing to tear up Mexico.

The tour is in support of the band’s upcoming album Enders Door out via  Test Your Metal Records on May 26.

The tour will have four dates: two in Mexico City, one in Queretaro and one in San Luis Potosi.

If this is your introduction to Rapheumets Well, get ready for some gurgling, growly, death metal inspired symphonic metal with plenty going on between the layers of instrumentation without ever seeming crowded or busy. Well worth a listen!!

Check out the full list of tour dates as well as videos for “Ghost Walkers Exodus” and the title track “Enders Door” here.

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Weapönizer and 20 Buck Spin are “Hellbound” together

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3:08 PM (PST)

[photo by Zeela Aeschliman]

Weapönizer from Colorado play a scuzzled meld of rock infused war thrash and Venomic proto black metal, sharpened to a fine point before it is plunged into your ear. Now the band have released a red-hot new single “Hellbound” featuring some of their saltiest playing yet. 20 Buck Spin (Auroch, Vastum, Extremity) has signed the band up for a late-June release of their second LP, Lawless Age and we are looking forward to scarfing the whole cannoli of hate when it is time. If you are like us and want to embrace the snarling abyss, pre-order this fuck feast HERE now for a likely completely coincidental $6.66.  

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Band Spotlight: Body Count

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6:54 PM (PST)

Body Count are not our latest band spotlight because you don’t know who they are. Hell, they are infamous! How many rock bands still scare crusty old white people in 2017? Powerflo and Prophets Of Rage are helping bring actually good rap metal back, but Body Count hit the biggest grand slam of late with Bloodlust. The thrash act have been around since “Cop Killer” was the most controversial song in the world, but recently soared back to prominence in the metal scene with topical songs capturing current headlines. “Civil War”, “No Lives Matter” and the new album’s strongest cut “Black Hoodie” – paired with cameos from Dave Mustaine, Max Cavalera and Randy Blythe plus charismatic spoken intros from Ice-T – have secured the band respect well beyond a novelty status they never deserved. Bloodlust has been out a few months now and remains in heavy rotation for many of us.

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-Steve Grimmett recorded a solo album, Personal Crisis, that was originally released in 2007 via Germany’s Metal Heaven Records.  The album never saw proper North American distribution. That will change on June 30, when Dissonance Productions makes this gem available for the English singer’s stateside fans.-

I’ve always thought that if there were to be a Mount Rushmore of Heavy Metal singers, Steve Grimmett would be one of the most deserving men to be a part of it. Think about it. He was a singer for bands like ONSLAUGHT, LIONSHEART, and of course, the legendary GRIM REAPER! You know, now that I think about it, I’m pretty offended that there isn’t a metal Mount Rushmore. Can we get a trending campaign going to raise awareness? #NotMyRushmore immediately springs to mind. (Editor’s Note: If Dio was on it as well we could sing “Man On The Rushmore Mountain”).

While we are awaiting our mountain, some great news has come to light. In 2007, Steve Grimmett recorded a solo album which got an extremely limited release. It sadly would never be seen on North American soil…until now. Well, by “now”, I mean June 30th, so there’s a little wait time left my little Drewgies. (Get it? I’m Drew, A Clockwork Orange, see what I did there? Yeah, ok… I’ll stop.) Once I learned of this news, to say I was pumped would be an understatement.

I grew up with the GRIM REAPER albums in my collection. Fuck, I opened this by saying Grimmett was on my personal metal singer Mount Rushmore. (The other 3 are Dickinson, Halford and indeed the mighty Dio if you’re wondering.) This man has had one of the greatest voices in metal and he’s still kicking ass with that god-like voice of his today. Don’t believe it? Buy last year’s GRIM REAPER album Walking In The Shadows.

As soon as I got my advance of the Personal Crisis  album re-issue, I began to assemble my team in my office (Johnnie Walker gold reserve and my dancing Groot plant), and together, we had one killer heavy metal happy hour, as this album is an unrelenting metal assault. A classic metal sound with killer riffs and Grimmett’s powerful voice on what may possibly be his best recording. There isn’t one weak moment on the album. Ian Nash [guitars], Richard Walker [bass], and Pete Newdeck [drums] created a perfect sound that really compliments Steve’s voice. Key Tracks – 1. Karma 2. Enemy (with guest vocals by Joanne Ruiz) 3. Fallen

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