Obscura announce Winter tour dates as winning streak continues

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 2:45 PM (PST)

Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA announce Winter 2019 headlining tour dates supporting the recently released Diluvium full-length. Presented by Metal Hammer, Ibanez Guitars, Guitar Magazine, FUZE Magazine and Metal.de, the tour begins February 1 in Germany and ends February 23 in Austria. Support will be provided by Fallujah, Allegaeon & First Fragment. A full list of confirmed tour dates in available below.

OBSCURA’s fifth studio album Diluvium is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Truly a monumental work, this record proves once and for all that OBSCURA deserve to be given a very high seat within the hall of death metal’s all time heroes. It is ear shattering, inventive and brilliantly executed musical expertise threaded through the tight needle eye of a well thought out concept. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services AT THIS LOCATION.

Dates BELOW.

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Prior to joining Faith No More in 1988, Mike Patton was (still) the singer of the experimental band Mr. Bungle, who had only released a handful of demo tapes. Their self-titled debut album would not be released until 1991, when Patton was still in Faith No More, who had just blasted into the mainstream with their signature song "Epic".


BLACK TUSK extend album release tour, stream live set

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 1:27 PM (PST)

BLACK TUSK have announced more new live dates as they continue on their ‘T.C.B.T.’ album release tour. New dates include an album release show in their home town of Savannah, Pittsburgh, and more. Select dates see them joined by CLOAK, EARTHLING, and feature an appearance at Brewtal Beer Fest with DYING FETUS and more. A full list of confirm tour dates can be found below.

BLACK TUSK are touring in support of their new album ‘T.C.B.T.’ The new album, hailed as “a mission statement, a two-finger salute to remind y’all that they’re still here, still bringing the darkness, and still taking care of business.” (Noisey) is available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

‘T.C.B.T.’ is also streaming now across all digital platforms, including YouTube, Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, and more!

BLACK TUSK recently saw their New York City performance at Saint Vitus Bar captured by Maximum Volume Silence Live. The full set is streaming now at Metal Injection. This is some of the first official footage of the band as a newly expanded quartet.

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Amulet announce new singer, album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 7:10 PM (PST)

London heavy metal bruisers Amulet announce the addition of talented new permanent singer Federico “Mace” Mazza and finish writing second album.

Mace joined in early Summer following a successful show supporting Cirith Ungol and Angel Witch at The Underworld in Camden in May 2018. Since that show the new line-up have been working hard with Mace to finish writing their long-gestating second album. The band are excited about the addition of his powerful pipes and confident about the 12 heavy new songs they are preparing. Mace has lived in London for several years and has fronted tasty Italian metal act Asgard since a teenager 15 years ago. He replaces original singer Jamie Elton who moved to Sweden in 2016. Amulet said farewell to Jamie with a German tour in June 2018.

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Cauldron stream ‘New Gods’ via New Noise Magazine

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 6:28 PM (PST)

Canadian heavy metal trio CAULDRON will drop their New Gods full-length this Friday via The End Records in North America and Dissonance Productions in Europe. Crowned, “a classic heavy metal ripper,” by Metal Injection, the band’s fifth full-length and follow up to the acclaimed 2016 offering In Ruin was captured by Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Wooden Sky) at Union Sound in Toronto and again highlights the band’s now-signature strong emphasis on songwriting and melody, complete with high-end organic production to match.

Stream New Gods in full alongside an interview with frontman Jason Decay courtesy of New Noise Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.

CAULDRON’s New Gods will be available on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. For preorders go to THIS LOCATION.

In conjunction with the release of New Gods, CAULDRON will be playing a handful of US shows in with support provided by (the quite excellent) Barrow Wight this week. The band has also confirmed a special record release show in their hometown of Toronto, set for September 15th at Junction City Music Hall. See all confirmed dates below.

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August’s top 4 (Jessica)

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 4:40 PM (PST)

Credit: Captured By Corinne

Each month seems to start off nice and slow and then by the time it’s over I wonder where it’s gone. The past three weeks I’ve been wrapped up in the whirlwind of starting my second year of grad school (stay out of school, kids).

Here are the four albums that got me through this month, while I was reading like my life depended on it.

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NYHC kings Sick Of It All are hands down one of the most inspiring bands of all time. Only a knucklehead could overlook the import of the band’s outlook, lyrics, vibe and commitment when it comes to influence on the underground. They are certainly one of, if not the, top hardcore bands of all time and continue to inspire me to keep trudging through the eroding force of modern society with a smile and a helmet on nearly a daily basis.

“Inner Vision” is the dope ass new SOIA lyric video. Let’s try and crank those views up for the boys! I am catching SOIA meets Ignite vibes on this one a little bit, or is that just my half awake ears? This is the first new song from their forthcoming albumWake the Sleeping Dragon, which is slated for a November 2 release via Century Media Records. Sounding killer so far! Hmmm, too bad the album didn’t come out in time for season 2 of Iron Fist with that title! SOIA packs the hardest punch anyway.

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On September 28th, Anaal Nathrakh will release their 10th full-length, A New Kind Of Horror, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album, a video for the new single, “Obscene as Cancer” (directed by The Widow Brothers / widowbrothers.com), can be viewed HERE.

The previous single, “Forward!”, can be streamed now at: metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh – where the record can also be pre-ordered. It is pretty awe inspiring how far this band has undertaken following their vision down the coldest, most uncompromising path time and again. Hails!

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Erosion premiere new song “Black Waves”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 12:19 PM (PST)

Photo by: Ryan Walter Wagner

Vancouver sludge metallers Erosion have premiered their newest song “Black Waves” via Metal Injection.

“Black Waves” comes from the band’s forthcoming album Maximum Suffering which is due out October 19 via Hydra Head.

Maximum Suffering is Erosion’s first full-length album and first release since 2013’s Kill Us All cassette EP. Self-described as a “cathartic audio expulsion of our collective contempt for humanity,” Maximum Suffering combines the reductionist brutalism of early grind outfits, the blazing tempos of classic d-beat hardcore, and the warped stomp-and-crush riffage of modern death metal’s most nefarious troglodytes.

You can also check out the band’s song “Human Error” over at Revolver.

Pre-order Maximum Suffering via Erosion’s Bandcamp.

Erosion, Maximum Suffering Track Listing:
1. Maximum Suffering
2. Everything is F***ed
3. Need for Death
4. Human Error
5. Serpent Lust
6. The Crone
7. Deep In Hell
8. We Have Failed Us
9. Scorched Earth
10. Black Waves
11. Storm of Steel
12. Dusted
13. Consumed

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[Photo by Travis Heacock]

Denver doomers In The Company of Serpents welcome their newest member bassist bassist/multi-instrumentalist Ben Pitts (Vimana, Black Sleep Of Kali, To Be Eaten, False Cathedrals).

Vocalist/guitarist Grant Netzorg says of the addition, “We are happy to announce the addition of Ben Pitts to the lineup. [Drummer] Joe [Weller Myer] and I have discussed adding a multi-instrumentalist for quite a while, as we’re eager to broaden our songwriting options beyond the limitations of a two-piece. We’re in the midst of writing our next album currently, so the timing is perfect to welcome Ben to the fold. He’ll be holding down bass duties, while also contributing parts on lap-steel guitar and layering in other instrumental pieces that we’ve previously had to confine to the studio. This new chapter for the band opens a wealth of new creative possibilities for us, and we’re excited to give everyone a taste of this as Ben joins us on our dates surrounding Scorched Tundra Fest.”

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS:
8/30/2018 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE w/ Dopecorpse, Rift
8/31/2018 Hexagon Bar – Minneapolis, MN w/ Former Worlds
9/01/2018 Scorched Tundra Fest 2018 @ The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Monolord, Sumac, Lair Of The Minotaur, Yakuza, Telekinetic Yeti, Couch Slut
9/02/2018 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA w/ Aseethe, Traffic Death

Check out In The Company Of Serpents latest album Ain​-​Soph Aur over at their Bandcamp.

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Kyle Pavone, vocalist of We Came As Romans, passes away

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 1:59 PM (PST)

We Came As Romans announced earlier today on their Twitter that their vocalist, Kyle Pavone, has passed away.

They write:

“Today music lost another great with the passing of Kyle Pavone of We Came as Romans. Kyle’s tragic loss came too early in his life and those of his bandmates. All are devastated by his passing. We will miss his smiles, his sincerity, his concern for others, and his impressive musical talent. In lieu of flowers, we will be providing information regarding charity donations this coming week. The family and the band wish to thank their fans and the music community for all their love and support as they navigate their grief.

Will I Be Remembered or Will I Be Lost in Loving Eyes?”

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— We Came As Romans (@wecameasromans) August 25, 2018

Pavone provided vocals as well as keyboards, piano and synthesizer on five of the band’s albums.

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August 2018 Round Up: 4 Fave Albums (MYE)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM (PST)

Hey everyone. August has been an amazing month, political upheaval, a family reunion, a bunch of gigs for myself and my gf and lots of great new of music to remind us that the underground is alive. Even bigger rock has had some good stuff going on, enthusiasm carrying things along through the highs and lows of the year. It is cool that bands like Nonpoint, Alice In Chians and Clutch all have strong and meaningful new albums this year even as the new blood coughs up fresh talent. There is hope, y’all. We gotta buckle down and see each other through all this.

Let’s start with some jams. I liked the following four records this month the best…

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Cattle Decapitation dates with Suffocation, add new additions

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 6:46 PM (PST)

[photo by Pablo Montano]

CATTLE DECAPITATION will play two special shows in Southern California next week supporting Napalm Death, at San Diego’s Brick By Brick and Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom respectively. The performances serve as a precursor to the band’s month-long North American tour this fall supporting Suffocation. The journey runs from October 21st through November 17th. Additional support will be provided by Krisiun and Soreption. See all confirmed dates below.
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Photo credit: Maria Debiassi

MARTY FRIEDMAN‘s presence in the world of music, the world of guitar, and Japanese pop culture is mystifying, bizarre, and nothing short of inspiring. His 14th solo album, ONE BAD M.F. Live!!--set for release October 19 on Prosthetic Records–is an all-out celebration of his music in its rawest form. Recorded live during his 2018 “Wall of Sound” tour on its final show in Mexico City at Centro Cultural on April 14, 2018, ONE BAD M.F. Live!! is chock full of his own brand of “feelgood aggression.”

He’ll celebrate the release of ONE BAD M.F. Live!! in Los Angeles, CA at the Viper Room on October 21. It’s the only U.S. show he will do in 2018, but at this show, he will officially announce the details of a full scale 2019 U.S. and Europe tour. Tickets are now on sale here.

As seen in the first live music video which premiered today on GuitarWorld.com, “Whiteworm,” FRIEDMAN and his band–Kiyoshi (bass), Jordan Ziff (guitar), Chargeeee (drums)–are all smiles and are in constant interaction with the audience, pouncing on the rhythms and playing such addictive melodies that one doesn`t miss a vocalist for a moment.

Read more below.

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Video Premiere: Red Neckromancer’s “Loaded Gun”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 1:10 PM (PST)

Countrified punker types Red Neckromancer have braved the rotten flesh filled streets to bring us their brain eating and banjo spankin’ new video for “Loaded Gun” today!  The song is from their baller new album In The Shadow Of The Mountain. 

“The video was filmed and directed by Allyson Ferrara and stars our very own Malachi McElroy,” says band founder Kevin Sharp. “We did most of the filming in and around New Paltz, NY. Snug Harbor was gracious enough to let us film the live scenes there. The basic premise is Mal waking up hungover and going out to look for more booze without realizing that the zombie apocalypse has started.”

Lock up your livers and hide your brains!!!

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RIP Jill Janus

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:50 PM (PST)

I can’t really write too much right now. I am super fucking sad to learn from Brendon Small’s twitter account that Jill Janus of Huntress fame has gone to the great gig in the sky. She was an AMAZING talent, able to hold her own beside legends and add several fun and powerful new albums to the history of metal. She will forever be a cult metal figure and was an awesome person. She was an animal and mental health advocate and deserved so much more. I was a really big fan and am super upset. Gonna light a candle for her. It was a fun honor to interview her a few years ago and something I will always be thankful I got to experience, especially when we could discuss how cancer affected our lives. Her fucking vocal pipes were no joke and I truly believe she was one of the best. RIP Jill.

It is with crushed hearts that we announce that Jill Janus—frontwoman for the California heavy metal band…

Posted by Huntress on Thursday, August 16, 2018