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Within The Ruins announce 4th album “Phenomena” details

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:58 PM (PST)


New England veterans WITHIN THE RUINS have announced the release of their fourth LP, PHENOMENA out July 22, 2014. The new effort will be the followup to the highly successful Elite full length released early last year. Elite was well received, Decibel Magazine called their sound “brutal yet harmonious, two traits few bands nowadays can handle simultaneously.” Metal Hammer plainly stated, “Precise, brutal and bursting with great songs, this fucking rips.” 

“We took six months off over the winter too eat, sleep and breath this album. It was by far the most in depth we’ve ever gone in the writing process. ” says guitarist Joe Cocchi. Within the Ruins recently posted an exclusive studio report with Gear Gods that sheds more light on the blood, sweat and tears the band has poured into this release. Cocchi continues, “Since the inception of this band our attitude has always been to completely trump our previous efforts in every aspect, and I think we did just that. We’re beyond stoked for people to hear this one.

The band just wrapped up dates supporting Whitechapel and Carnifex, highlighted by a knockout performance at the 2014 NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL. 

Within The Ruins just announced a headlining string of dates with LORNA SHORE and will supporting MORBID ANGEL, THE FACELESS, GOATWHORE and more on this year’s SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. For all tour dates, click here.

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High On Fire begin work on new opus

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:21 AM (PST)
California rock giants High On Fire have begin work on their new, as-yet-untitled studio album. The globally-celebrated group — guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz — have convened for strategic writing sessions in both New Orleans, LA and Oakland, CA, with early reports indicating the band’s new material to be both “epic” and “sonically huge”. A winter 2015 tentative release date via eOne is expected for the new LP, the follow-up to 2012’s De Vermis Mysteriis, which has been hailed as “not for the faint of heart ” by The New Yorker and “a fantastically constructed bloodbath” by Entertainment Weekly.”Des, Jeff and I are really getting creative and writing a hell of a new record,” states Pike. “It’s a crazy project and I can’t really explain what it’s all about just yet, but we’ve been writing a lot of crazy intense material that will up the ante, and bring things to another level.”

“Everyone is asking what the new High on Fire music sounds like,” adds Kensel. “Chew on some mescaline and listen to side B of Sabbath’s “Master of Reality” backwards at 78 RPM and it might give you an idea.”

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Northwestern riff-masters LORD DYING have entered the studio to record the follow-up to their full-length debut Summoning the Faithless. The record will be produced and engineered by Toxic Holocaust‘s Joel Grind and mastered by Brad Boatright at Portland’s Audio Siege Studios. The album will feature eight tracks of blistering riffs and neck-snapping grooves and be the band’s first recordings with new drummer Rob Shaffer (Dark Castle, Monarch). It is expected to see a winter release. The band weighed in on the upcoming record:

“We are very proud to be releasing our new record into the world. It is our most concise and brutal offering to date. Crank it up, bang your head and come see us on the road!”

Earlier this year, LORD DYING sandwiched a US headlining tour in between two European treks with Red Fang. They will rejoin their fellow Portlanders along with Crowbar, Exhumed, Coffins, Windhand, and more at the Scion Rock Fest in Pomona, CA on May 17th. More details, including the full line-up, can be found HERE.

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Sick of it All recording new album

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:58 AM (PST)


New York Hardcore band Sick of it All have began recording their first album since the 2010 album Based on a True Story. The currently untitled album is the bands tenth will be produced by Tue Madsen. The album is set for release by Century Media in September.

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Fans couldn’t be more stoked to hear Suicide Silence‘s new full length unless Mitch hadn’t died. It is arguably by far the most anticipated metal release of 2014. These guys and Whitechapel are clearly the band’s of the next generation who will fight for metal. It is different, yet still true.

Now you can briefly be a fly on the wall as Suicide Silence has posted a short clip documenting the making-of their new record. Vocalist Eddie Hermida (ex-All Shall Perish) is displayed as a full member and it is obviously their first full-length recording since the shitty death of Mitch Lucker. You Can’t Stop Me will be released on July 11 (Europe), July 14 (UK) and July 15, 2014 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Click HERE for the footage!

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3 plan to release a new song the 3rd of each month

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 7:29 PM (PST)


Woodstock/Kingston, NY based alternative prog-metal and funk space soldiers 3 have decided to switch models for the time being and concentrate on releasing singles. Band founder, guitar prodigy Joey Eppard fills us in:

“We decided this was the best way forward for the band at this point. If I sit down to make a record, its kinda like ok seeya in a few …. so we thought why not focus on 1 song a month, with video content, teasers, new art and shirt designs. So I’m knee deep in it right now. 1 week, still cutting vocals, need Billy’s guitar, Daniel’s bass as well. Should be an interesting week!”

The first song seems to be a 3 tune called “Sugarlife” that they play live. It is refreshing to see the band continue to evolve and adapt with creative solutions to each passing year.Fans who want to help can buy merch HERE, with proceeds going to the continued production of all 2014 singles by 3. Cool stuff!

Stay tuned for more 3 news as we get it.

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Painmask: Tracking with Joey Z (Life of Agony) Pt. 2

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9:04 PM (PST)


Upstate NY’s long running Painmask recently went back in the studio with Joey Z (Life of Agony guitar legend). The band’s vocalist Jay Avery last week went to Long Island and tracked his vocals on some new material. Joey even contributed some backup vocals to Painmask’s “One5Nation”.

Painmask bassist Carl Carlew had this to say: The most exciting thing about working with a producer the caliber of Joey Z is that we are confident that our vision for how these tracks could sound, and should sound, will finally be fully realized. We have the utmost respect for where he comes from as a musician, and I feel that musically and vocally he has pushed us to deliver the best performances possible. Joey’s music has helped shape our sound through the years, so I can’t think of anyone better to capture where we’re currently at in our musical evolution. As a producer, he has recently worked with bands such as NYC’s Killcode that are currently making waves in the metal/hard rock underground, so we hope to use his involvement with this recording to help springboard Painmask to the next level. We have hopes for big things on the horizon!

No word yet on when the tracks will see the light of day but we will keep you posted. In other news, Painmask are seeking a new guitarist. Interested applicants better know their Biohazard and can contact the band via Facebook HERE.


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Mutilation Rites begin follow up to Empyrean, release live footage

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:11 PM (PST)
For those living along the east coast, the current cold front won’t be the only thing attacking your vitals this month — prepare to be blasted with menacing black metal from Brooklyn’s MUTILATION RITES as they join Full of Hell for a co-headlining run starting this weekend! Not only will audiences be presented with music from their critically-acclaimed Prosthetic debut Empyrean, an album included on multiple “Best Of 2012” lists (Decibel, Pitchfork), but they will also be privy to hearing new material from the band’s as-yet-untitled follow-up, scheduled to be recorded next month. Drummer Justin Ennis announced, “After a full year of working on material for our follow-up to Empyrean, we are prepared to etch it in stone. Once again our friend Kevin Bernstein (TRIAC) will be at the helm. This will be our fourth release documented with him at Developing Nations in Baltimore. After two years with us, these will also be the first recordings to feature Ryan Jones (ex-Today is the Day) on bass and vocals. He is a beast amongst men.”

The new album is scheduled to be released this summer via Prosthetic Records.

To further your excitement, Mutilation Rites have released a self-produced video showcasing the band performing two tracks live from the Union Pool in Brooklyn.

Click HERE for tour dates.

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Cretin enter the studio

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 3:33 PM (PST)


California death metallers Cretin are entering the studio to begin work on their sophomore effort.

The album is due out this fall via Relapse Records and will be the bands first new material in eight years.

Check out comments from Cretin bassist Matt Widener on the project here.

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Hell Yeah’s Sin City new album news blast!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 4:36 AM (PST)


In news more exciting than my Christian Mingle profile…

…Determined to bring their fans something fresh and new, the members of HELLYEAH have hunkered down in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment) and are nearing the end of an epic time in the studio.

The band, comprised of rock royalty, Vinnie Paul of Pantera; Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett of Mudvayne, Tom Maxwell of Nothingface and Bobzilla of Damageplan, has been making good-time hard rock music since its debut in 2007.   Adding a new dimension to their work, they brought in producer and collaborator, Churko.  The band’s growth and his contribution promise to make this release unforgettable.

Says Big Vin: “This record is heavy and diverse.  It was an honor working with Kevin Churko… everything we did on this record was from a different perspective.  Kevin really pushed and got the best out of us.  Can’t wait for all the HELLIONS to hear it.”  

Churko: “HELLYEAH has really come into this record with a hunger. They’re putting everything they have into it. They’ve really impressed me both with the tracks they brought in and with their drive to make them even better. I think they’ll really be delivering their best record yet to their fans and they’ll be making new believers out of others. 2014 will be the year of HELLYEAH!.” 

The as-yet-untitled release is due out on Eleven Seven Music on April 28 in the UK and 29 in the US. Now if only they would do a B-side cover of Skrapp Metal’s “Muff Diving In The 80’s”, I’d be super pumped. Chad could give Jeff Scott Soto a run for his $.



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Painmask: One-5 alive and tracking with Joey Z (Pt.1)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 4:14 AM (PST)


In the first piece of a series…Upstate, NY’s metalcore revenants Painmask are back with bold news. The decades long running Kingston based crew recently entered Darkworld Studio, home base of my band Antidote 8, to record 3 new songs with producer/guitarist/bad ass Joey Z (Life of Agony/Steromud) and new drummer Joe Carney (ex-Antidote 8). It was awesome to get a sneak peak of new Painmask, riffs as bludgeoning as and sounding bigger than ever. Even with a basic board mix and no EQ! Painmask recorded at Darkworld and are then mixing the stuff at Joey’s studio in NYC. It was nearly 11 years to the day that Painmask members saw Life Of Agony reconquer NYC in concert, and vocalist Jay Avery fills us in.

Jay Avery : I had met JoeyZ a few times over the years and knew of his Method of Groove studio. But it wasn’t until one night back in 2011 when the fate of the band seemed shaken. While out at a friend’s club watching the River Runs Again video,(a show which we attended) and being inspired,  Painmask bassist Carl and I had discussed possibly starting a LOA Tribute band. The next day I placed a Craigslist add. Sometime later I received an honorable email from Joey wishing me luck and vowing to share the stage at some point if I got it together. Later on I sent him our 2010 ep to see if he’d be interested in working with us. Then it was the dedication of our new drummer JoeyC that was the pinnacle for the new material. Having JoeyZ engineer this new record is a big step for us. Not only is he someone who has been on both sides of the spectrum., he’s a solid dude with an amazing work ethic!


Stay tuned! One-5! And props to Joe Carney for killing it with the Mask boys.

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Old Man Gloom working on new album

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 8:22 AM (PST)

omg_icon-3Massachusetts, by way of Santa Fe, doom metal band Old Man Gloom are in the process of recording a new album. Guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner has stated that the band is about halfway through recording the new record for Profound Lore Records. They are currently on a break from recording the album and will resume on June. The album is being engineered and produced by Kurt Ballou of Godcity Studio.

The band had the following to say: Old Man Gloom has commenced work on new recordings. These will appear in the form of a new album via Profound Lore (digital), and SIGE Records (analog) in 2014. Phase One was completed as of 12/13/13. The group will reconvene for Phase Two in 06/14. Kurt Ballou is presiding over the production activity sector. The Gloom Group in this formation consists of AT, SM, CS and NN. Thank you.

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Cattle Decap prepare new slab of Gore

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:11 AM (PST)


Cattle Decapitation has begun the writing process for the follow up to 2012’s Monolith of Inhumanity, which has been lauded as the band’s finest and most complex release to date.

“Since we got home from THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR the guys have been hard at work on new material! I actually go in next week to grab a quick run through of the first new track they have completed so I can start writing lyrics to it. I have heard the track and I hate to say anything just yet because we will be spending the next full year from now working on the next album, but I will say the stuff they’re working on is intense. I can’t wait to start writing lyrics to it and so far is in league with one of our current musical aspirations… to make fans of our last record shit themselves! We’ll be taking a small break to play a few shows in our region with EYEHATEGOD on their January tour!” – Travis Ryan (Vox/Gurgles)

Cattle Decapitation’s next album is tentatively due out early 2015. Stay tuned to both the band and label’s sites for more updates on the new record and future tour dates. Tread with glee through the land of the severed meatus, friends!

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Cannibal Corpse to enter studio in February

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:07 AM (PST)

cannibalcorpseAccording to an exclusive interview with BraveWords, Tampa death metal legends, Cannibal Corpse have announced that they will be entering the studio in February. The album will be a follow up to the 2012 Torture.

The recording will take place at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, FL and the album will be produced by Mark Lewis. The, as of yet untitled, album is set for release in Fall of 2014 via long time label Metal Blade.

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Misery Index begins recording new album.

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 12:39 PM (PST)

272743_logoBaltimore deathgrind band Misery Index have announced that they have begun the recording a new album. The band laid down the drum tracks with Scott Hull, of the amazing Pig Destroyer, at Visceral Sound and will finalize the process at Wrightway Studio in Baltimore.

The album will be Misery Index’s fifth studio album and a follow up to the bands 2010 Heirs to Thievery. It is slated for a spring release in 2014 via Seasons of the Mist.

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