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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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High On Fire announce new U.S. tour dates

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 7:58 AM (PST)

Photo Credit – Jen Rosenstein

California metallers High On Fire are preparing to hit the road with Municipal Waste this fall.

This tour will be in support of High On Fire’s new album Electric Messiah which will be released on October 5 via eOne.

The tour will also include Toxic Holocaust and Haunt.

“Man it’s gonna get crazy every night!,” says drummer Des Kensel. “Legends will be made on this tour! For after party info contact Dave Witte @ (804) 555-1212.”

High On Fire have also released a lyric video for the album’s title track. Vocalist and guitarist Matt Pike had this to say about “Electric Messiah:”

“I had a dream about Lemmy. When Lemmy was still alive I always got compared to Lemmy, so I had this dream where he got pissed at me. He gave me a bunch of shit, basically, and was hazing me. Not that he didn’t approve of me, but like I was being hazed. The song is me telling the world that I could never fill Lemmy’s shoes because Lemmy’s Lemmy. I wanted to pay homage to him in a great way. And it turned out to be such a good title that the guys said we should call the album ‘Electric Messiah.'”

Check out all of High On Fire’s tour dates and the lyric video for “Electric Messiah” here.

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Castle new album ‘Deal Thy Fate’ announced, new song at Decibel

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 12:37 PM (PST)

Heavy metal trio with the utmost pizaz, CASTLE have announced the release of their new album, ‘Deal Thy Fate’, via Ripple Music on October 19. Recorded at Hallowed Halls Studio in Portland, OR by longtime producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis), ‘Deal Thy Fate’ isCastle’s fifth album and follows 2016’s critically-lauded Welcome To The Graveyard, which was described by Metal Hammer UK as “epic, heroic, tastefully melodic”. Today, Decibelpremieres the new Castle lyric video, “Wait for Dark“, saying, “Castle have an ear for epic heavy metal.” See and hear “Wait for Dark” at this location.

Written over the last year in the band’s current Mojave Desert location of Joshua Tree, CA, Deal Thy Fate’s 9 tracks are woven with tales of folklore, dark Americana, serial killers and cult leaders, while the album’s striking cover art, inked by Patrick Zoller, reflects the title track’s no compromise, choose-your-own destiny rally cry. The striking album art and full track listing can both be viewed below.

Commenting on the writing and recording of Deal Thy Fate, which was rounded out on drums by previous touring member Chase Manhattan, Blackwell adds, “We were able to spend a couple months in a jam room honing these songs and for the first time, record the entire album live in the studio – it definitely shows in its energy and intensity and sounds more like live CASTLE than anything else we’ve ever done.”

Track listing:

1.) Can’t Escape the Evil
2.) Skull in the Woods
3.) Prelude
4.) Hexenring
5.) Wait For Dark (watch lyric video)
6.) Deal Thy Fate
7.) Haunted
8.) Red Phantom
9.) Firewind

Pre-order Deal Thy Fate direct from the band HERE and via Ripple Music HERE. Each pre-order platform offers different limited editions of the vinyl LP.

 

 

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Arizona’s Spirit Adrift, one of the most exciting bands in modern metal, will bring the melodic doom to the road once more in support of Curse Of Conception.

The new Spirit Adrift tour begins July 25th in Saint Louis,  followed by gigs in Indianapolis and Columbus before hitting Pittsburgh for Migration fest where they perform with Zombi, Mournful Congregation, Pelican, Bongripper, Krallice, Deadbird, Khemmis, The Ominous Circle, and many others.

From there, SPIRIT ADRIFT plays Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Portsmouth, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Rock Island, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Denver, and Salt Lake City before reaching Vegas. There, they share the Psycho Las Vegas stage with over seventy artists including Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, The Hellacopters, Witchcraft, Sunn O))), Godflesh, Enslaved, Goblin, Eyehategod, Today Is The Day, and dozens more, then head to San Diego for the final show of the tour on August 21st. Post-tour they’ll play HOCO Fest in Tucson on September 2nd with more tour dates to be announced.

SPIRIT ADRIFT Tour Dates:
7/25/2018 Blueberry Hill Duck Room – Saint Louis, MO
7/26/2018 Indiana City Brewing Company – Indianapolis, IN
7/27/2018 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
7/28/2018 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA @ Migration Fest [info]
7/29/2018 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
7/30/2018 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
7/31/2018 Union Pool – New York, NY
8/02/2018 Great Scott – Boston, MA
8/03/2018 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH
8/04/2018 Bar Le Ritz – Montréal, QC
8/06/2018 House Of Targ – Ottawa, ON
8/07/2018 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
8/08/2018 PJ’s Lager House – Detroit, MI
8/09/2018 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
8/10/2018 RIBCO – Rock Island, IL
8/11/2018 Lee’s Liquor Lounge – Minneapolis, MN
8/12/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
8/14/2018 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
8/15/2018 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
8/16-19/2018 Hard Rock Hotel And Casino – Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas [info]
8/21/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/02/2018 HOCO Fest – Tucson, AZ
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Windhand announce North American fall tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5:21 PM (PST)

Richmond doom metallers Windhand are gearing up to head out on tour this fall.

The tour will be in support of the band’s latest forthcoming album Eternal Return which is due out on October 5 via Relapse Records.

Windhand have joined forces with producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) with vivid artwork by Arik Roper (Sleep, High on Fire) to make Eternal Return.

Windhand will be joined on the tour by Satan’s Satyrs.

You can check out Windhand’s entire discography over at their Bandcamp.

Check out the full list of tour dates and a teaser of Eternal Return here.

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Friday Feral Feast: Gridfailure, Extremity, Yob

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:03 PM (PST)

Extremity photo by photo by Aloysius V. Cummings

 

Happy Friday. Well, as happy as it can be when journalists were just murdered and where a very likely criminal President under investigation should ABSOLUTELY not be allowed to appoint a new SCOTUS judge. Free bird, give the bird and free freedom fries for everyone except fascists, yo. Here’s the low down on the dirge and the binge and the purge you all need before the real Purge gives you the urge to flee to Canada.

20 Buck Spin is preparing to release Extremity‘s full length debut, one of my favorite bands in metal right now big time. The West Coast death metal band features veterans from fucking Vastum, Ludicra, Agalloch, Repulsion, Cretin, hello!??! What else do you need to know?! God, I miss Ludicra.

Anyway, Extremity made our year end list with the Extremely Fucking Dead mini-release and aren’t slowing down.A new song is out called “Like Father Like Son”. Coffin Birth comes out in July and today vocalist/bassists/guitarists Shelby Lermo dishes on the new single, “Coffin Birth was my fourth time recording with Greg at Earhammer Studios in the last three years, and fourth or fifth time for Aesop as well. That level of familiarity with an engineer really allows for a free exchange of ideas, and a chance to get a little weirder with things. ‘Like Father Like Son’ is the seventh of eight songs on the album and serves as a closing chapter in a story about death, family, immortality, and fate.”

Stream “Like Father, Like Son” at No Clean Singing RIGHT HERE.

20 Buck Spin will issue Coffin Birth on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats July 20th; find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp where total crusher  “Grave Mistake” is also streaming HERE.

Gridfailure

Our homeboy Gridfailure has announced some Summer live activity. Dave Brenner’s creative garden of noise spawn will seep forth to conquer very unsuspecting hipsters skulls in August (well, they are playing Lucky 13 and everyone there is actually pretty much a down as fuck metalhead in my experience lol).

Massive brain melters Yob have announced Fall European tour dates with Wiegedood. Dates are BELOW. Yob yobviously friggin’ rules.
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Wednesday Warrior Wind Up: Khemmis, Sorxe , Hideous Divinity

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8:51 PM (PST)

Hey everyone. Can’t believe Trump’s disgusting family separation policy is not causing the full blown meltdown of society. I can’t believe I am even writing about metal right now but I figured I will use the platform to put positivity out there and remind us all to stay strong and committed to keeping the world alive where music and togetherness can defeat evil. Even Andrea Pitzer who wrote One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps agrees that these are exactly that.

Anyhow, here are some highlights for Wednesday of some heavy metal happenings to help soundtrack the grinding of our collective teeth.

The new Khemmis is out this week! June 22nd sees the highly anticipated release of Desolation via mighty 20 Buck Spin. I find it very easy to lose myself in the band’s large and melodic metal-scapes, bold, medieval and classic. Yet they somehow also convey their currency as a vital band of this moment as well, determined to bridge the old way into shaping metal’s forward future trudge.

Anyway, I love this band and “Bloodletting” fuckin’ rips to me. Much like Pallbearer, all their stuff sounds so rad I could never feel the need to really super argue particulars of the merits of newer albums production versus older. I think both those bands are a great example of groups who have so much feel in their work that whatever production approach they settle on it still moves mountains of souls across oceans. Seriously though, “Bloodletting” fucking rocks so hard. Highly recommend the new stuff. They have a solid identity and I trust this band to keep a consistent quality level in whatever they do.

HIDEOUS DIVINITY have announced that they will be embarking on an extensive tour of Canada this Summer. The tour, which runs from July 19 – August 5 and sees the group performing in North America for the first time, will cover a massive portion of Canada and is in continuing support of their 2017 record Adveniens.

Depths of Hatred and Vultures will round out the lineup.

Dates HERE. 

Physical order bundles of Adveniens are available HERE and digital order bundles HERE. The drumming is fucking nuts and so are the unrelenting arrangements. Wish I’d heard this album sooner.

Experimental sludge/post metal crew SORXE have confirmed they’ll hit the road next month headlining the “Death Of Summer” tour!

“Sorxe is extremely excited to hit the road at the end of August! We are coming to a select few cities in support of our debut release on Prosthetic Records – Matter & Void. We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones” states the band on the upcoming tour.

Watch the first ever SORXE music video for “Hypnotizer” off their sophomore studio album, Matter & Void.

Matter & Void is out now on Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded, mixed and co-produced by Matt Bayles (Russian Circles, Botch, Isis) and is available in the following formats: CD, limited edition violet and black swirl LP and all digital outlets.

Catch SORXE live on the “Death Of Summer” tour dates below.

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Lesser Glow stream full length ‘Ruined’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 1:37 PM (PST)

Boston doom metallers Lesser Glow are streaming their debut effort Ruined.

Lesser Glow features former members of Black Elm, Irepress, and The Proselyte.

Here’s what the band has to say about the album:

“With Ruined, we set out to simply make heavy music. There was no meditated preconception of genre or specific end goal, but more a true amalgamation of influence and focused frustration that shaped the sound. Thematically, Ruined comments on humanity’s perpetual ability for self-destruction, both in solitude and in numbers. Willingly ignorant, we are doomed to repeat ourselves through cyclical consumerism.”

The band will also be embarking on tour starting on June 22.

Check out tour dates and listen to Ruined here.

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Thou “Magus” Pre-order is live, hear new song on NPR

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:12 AM (PST)

You can now order a new effort from underground heroes Thou via Sacred Bones. The record is called Magus and is certain to be baller. The bandcamp has different art than a press release  I got today, so not sure which is ‘most’ official but it will surely be rad.

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Planning For Burial release ‘Quietly’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8:52 PM (PST)

Pennsylvania doom metaller Thom Wasluck, after releasing 2010’s Leaving wrote and recorded a series of EPs that have become known as Quietly.

Flenser Records writes about Quietly, Thom Wasluck and Planning For Burial:

“It was a tumultuous time in Wasluck’s life, and the songs he composed reflect the intense feelings of longing and jealousy that he was experiencing. As the title suggests, these tracks are more restrained in approach than the work which preceded them. They are also set apart from much of Wasluck’s other output by their recording process, which was largely done live with few or no overdubs in order to properly capture every emotion in its rawest state.

For almost a decade, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania-based musician Thom Wasluck has been releasing his signature gloomy dirges under the name Planning for Burial at a nearly relentless pace. He now has three full-length albums (most notably 2017’s monumental Below the House) under his belt as well as countless EPs and splits. The Quietly sessions took place between 2011 and 2012 and will be available for the first time on vinyl from The Flenser. This new version includes a song that was previously only issued on a floppy disc as well as an unreleased track from the same era. This collection was remastered specifically for this vinyl release by Nicholas Wilbur (Mount Eerie) at The Unknown.”

Check out Quietly and all of Planning For Burial’s music here.

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Usnea, Wax Idols, Lightning Bolt, Insect Ark to play Basilica

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 1:02 PM (PST)

Wax Idols credit: Nick Karp & Hether Fortune

Basilica SoundScape 2018 recently made initial artist announcements and the performers so far feature some of the best bands currently active. Basilica Hudson is a very unique performance space in quiet Hudson, NY – a few hours from NYC. The Hudson Valley (where I live) in September is the perfect retreat for one of the most consistently forward thinking music and arts festivals.

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Efrim Menuck / Grouper / Haxan Cloak x Nick Zinner / Insect Ark / Jungil Hong / Lightning Bolt / L’Rain / Shanekia McIntosh / Spellling / Stephen O’Malley’s Un Vide Dans Le Ciel / Tabita Rezaire / Usnea / Wax Idols / more artists to be announced
Basilica SoundScape 2018 lineup

Basilica SoundScape, a carefully curated weekend that’s been called “the anti­festival” for offering of a thoughtful mix of music, visual art, and literature, is presented by The Creative Independent’s Brandon Stosuy and Basilica Hudson co-founders Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone with additional creative direction from long-time visual and design director of SoundScape, and former Pitchfork Creative Director Mike Renaud – now head of Chicago-based integrated creative studio Varyer, who are formally joining the team as co-presenters of the event. SoundScape 2018 will also feature the talents of two guest collaborators, author Jenn Pelly (Pitchfork, 33 ⅓: The Raincoats) and head of Sacred Bones Records Caleb Braaten.

“As always we are striving to create an immersive pilgrimage to the Hudson Valley, where rural, industrial and urban collide. Dive into exceptional local food, freaky pop-ups, camping, Hudson River School sunsets, and of course the delightfully haunted City of Hudson!” says Auf der Maur.

Usnea

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Ufomammut tour with White Hills is not to be slept on

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 2:37 PM (PST)

Ufommamut deal in the kind of miraculously trippy and sludgy sonic weddings that fans of Stoneburner, Mastodon or, say, Eagle Twin can relate to. It is nice to see the Italian band taking cult band White Hills out on tour with them. I have seen White Hills tour with Kylesa and they have a lot of diversity in their often psychedelic and ritualistic guitar sound. Their recent Stop Mute Defeat is a colder sort of industrial affair but only adds more range and social bite to their killer repertoire. Ufomammut’s colossal sound is hard to describe, but you can check out their latest 8 here.

The trek includes performances at Maryland Deathfest, Northwest Terror Fest, Sled Island Festival, and more. A full list of tour dates and ticket links can be found below.

UFOMAMMUT bassist/vocalist Urlo was this week involved in a near-fatal motorcycle accident which leaves him requiring knee surgery. With pure devotion to their stateside fans, the surgery will be postponed until after the tour, and the band will perform as planned.

Tour dates BELOW.

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April 2018 Roundup: 4 fave albums of month (mye)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 3:45 PM (PST)

As April came in like a ram and goes out like a bull, here are my picks for the four most rad albums that I enjoyed this month as we charge into the Spring.

See my picks BELOW.

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Khemmis share “Isolation” video, announce new album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:18 PM (PST)

Denver metal/doom quartet KHEMMIS has issued the details and lead single for their anxiously-anticipated third album, Desolation. Confirmed for late June release, Desolation will see release in North America once again through 20 Buck Spin, as with their prior two LPs, and is the first album from the band to see release for the rest of the planet through Nuclear Blast.

The cover artwork for Desolation by Sam Turner (Black Breath, 3 Inches Of Blood, In The Company Of Serpents), the track listing, and more on the album has been issued alongside its first single, “Isolation,” delivered through an epic video directed by Italo Ganni.

See KHEMMIS’s “Isolation” video now at THIS LOCATION.

20 Buck Spin’s 100th release, Desolation will see release on CD, digital, and LP – with a foil-stamped jacket and 8″ inch lyric booklet – on June 22nd. Find North American preorders through 20 Buck Spin’s webshop HERE, Bandcamp HERE, and iTunes HERE. Internationally find the album through Nuclear Blast.
Desolation is an album that fans of Paradise Lost, Candlemass, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Spirit Adrift, Pallbearer, Yob, Warning, Atlantean Kodex, High On Fire, Metallica, and Corrosion Of Conformity should not miss.
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It is so awesome to see Spirit Adrift growing from Nate Garrett sort of being nervous to embrace showing people his most personal songs to a full fledged act that has taken the metal world by storm. Super inspiring to see a band who really deserves it make waves and knock out two killer melodic doom/heavy metal records in relatively quick order.

The Curse Of Conception took the initial grandeur to more 80’s metallic influenced highs and lows, the band’s confidence seemingly rising with no loss of quality. “Spectral Savior” is my total jam and I suggest you all go blast it after reading about this new headlining tour the band are embarking on! So yeah, I love this band. Nate was even chill enough to add some lead guitar to a song on a recent solo record of mine. Super nice dude.

The newly-confirmed headlining tour will begin July 25th in Saint Louis and will see SPIRIT ADRIFT heading across the country to play at this year’s Migration Festival in Pittsburgh, alongside Zombi, Mournful Congregation, Pelican, Bongripper, Krallice, Deadbird, Khemmis, The Ominous Circle, and many others. From there, SPIRIT ADRIFT heads into the Northeastern US and Canada, then heads westward to perform at Psych Las Vegas with Danzig, The Hellacopters, Witchcraft, Godflesh, Sunn O))), Enslaved, High On Fire, Eyehategod, and countless more, before playing the final show of the tour in San Diego on August 21st.

Tour dates BELOW.

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