Led by vocalist Jamie Myers (ex-Hammers of Misfortune), Sabbath Assembly anno 2017 features guitarist Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia), who has been with the band since 2011; original drummer Dave Nuss; bassist Johnny Deblase, who also played on the band's self-titled album; and the new addition of second guitarist Ron Varod (Kayo Dot, Psalm Zero, Zvi). We have been thrilled by the group's endeavors since the early albums, yet not they continue to evolve and excite as a far more progressive and at times heavier beast than when they first arrived, steeped in interpreting the hymnody of the Process Church of the Final Judgment. One of the most consistently good and unique bands in modern rock and metal, Sabbath Assembly are no mere faux-cult or yet another pretend wizard band. The new album Rites Of Passage draws from much deeper wells and is one of their most dynamic releases. The songs on Rites of Passage include stories of losing one's religion (rather than initiation), dissolution of a relationship (rather than marriage), and managing the dementia and physical decline of a loved one (as more profound than a funeral rite).
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With five of their full length life wreckers back on vinyl for the first time since the original pressings (we suggest you start with the still unconditionally pit worthy Stop At Nothing ), it seemed a good time to give Dying Fetus the band spotlight. The death metal legacy of this group has withstood many tests and only come through stronger. Catch them on tour with Hatebreed in Europe this April if you are both lucky and brave.Add to My Radar
California death metallers Fallujah have released a new track, “Carved From Stone”.
“Carved From Stone” comes off the band’s upcoming album The Flesh Prevails, which will be released via Unique Leader Records on July 22.
Stream “Carved From Stone” over at Lambgoat.
Also if you haven’t heard smash yet, MetalSucks is still streaming it.
Starting next month Fallujah will embark on The Summer Slaughter Tour with the likes of Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Origin, Goatwhore, Decrepit Birth and Within The Ruins.
Check out Summer Slaughter Tour dates here.Add to My Radar
Summer Slaughter is bringing back the heavy in 2014.
Summer Slaughter was arguably the heaviest national tour that tears across North America until the Decibel Magazine Tour started last year.
Check out the full line-up as well as comments from Morbid Angel’s David Vincent here.Add to My Radar
Californian death metallers Exhumed are revving up to hit the road this weekend.
Exhumed will be hitting the road in support of their recently released album Necrocracy.
To get stoked for the tour, check out a full album stream including bonus tracks at Exhumed’s Bandcamp page, a track-by-track look at Necrocracy via Guitarworld, the video for the track “Coins Upon The Eyes” as well as tour dates here.Add to My Radar
Additionally Dying Fetus have announced they are re-signing to Relapse Records.
Check out the tour dates, including European and Canadian dates, here.Add to My Radar
Maryland death metal band Dying Fetus have announced that they will be headlining a Canadian tour starting on Friday, August 23. Although the majority of the tour will take place in Canada the first show will take place in Clifton Park, NY on Friday, August 23, 2013 and the final show will take place on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 in Providence, RI.
Click here to see a full list of tour dates.
Dying Fetus have been creating punishing death metal since 1991 with their most recent release being Reign Supreme. Reign Supreme was released in June of 2012 via Relapse Records and was the bands 7th studio album.Add to My Radar
The Relapse Records family had a tragic loss this past Monday as one of their own, Pat Egan, Director of Retail Sales, lost a battle against pneumonia.
To honor him, Relapse has released a twenty-track downloadable sampler available for just five bucks. All proceeds will go to the college fund of his daughter Katie.
The label also said the following about a tribute event:
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“A memorial event for Pat has been scheduled for Tuesday March 5th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST at Idle Hands Bar in New York, NY. Everyone is invited to attend as we pay tribute to a dear friend, colleague & family man who left behind an amazing wife and a wonderful daughter. All proceeds from the event will go directly to his daughter Katie’s college fund. More information on the event can be found HERE.”
Maryland’s most lovable death metal trio Dying Fetus have released a particularly brutal music video for the song “Second Skin.” It comes from their most recent Relapse Records release Reign Supreme. The video is streaming via Bloody-Disgusting.com and tells the story of the mental and physical collapse of a child molester/murderer.
To check the video out for yourself click right here. Just be warned, it is not for the faint of heart.
Dying Fetus will be going on tour with Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and The Contortionist later on in January as part of “The Divinity of Purpose Tour.” Unfortunately they’re not stopping anywhere near me. For dates and venues click here.Add to My Radar
Death Metal heavy hitters Dying Fetus have announced an upcoming tour with Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, and The Contortionist. The tour will run from January 26,2012 to February 17, 2013 and is being called “The Divinity of Purpose Tour”.
Click here for a list of dates and venues.
Right now, Dying Fetus are on “The Blood of Power Tour” with Cattle Decapitation and Cerebral Bore for the first leg of the tour and Malignancy and Cerebral Bore for the second leg. Click here for dates and venues.Add to My Radar
With Cattle Decapitation dropping off the “Autumn Apocalypse Tour” due to recent issues with Six Feet Under, it comes as no surprise that they have formed their own mini tour of the Northeast in really no time at all. They are calling it the “By the Fans, For the Fans” tour and you can click here for dates.Add to My Radar
Masters of death metal Cerebral Bore has confirmed a U.S. tour with support from Dying Fetus, Cattle Decapitation, and Malignancy. The tour is set to kick off November 24th in Atlanta, Georgia and will end on December 23rd in Trenton, New Jersey.
To see comments, tour dates, and a video from the band click here.Add to My Radar
Always appropriate death metal band Dying Fetus have premiered an unreleased track from their June 19th Relapse Records release, Reign Supreme. The album is a long awaited follow up to the bands 2009 Descend into Depravity. “Dead Whores Love to Fuck” will be released in the deluxe edition but you can listen to it now…unless you are a dead whore. You know, because you are probably busy fucking.Add to My Radar
In more awesome news, Maryland death metal legends Dying Fetus are streaming their new album Reign Supreme over at Metalsucks. The album is out today June 19, 2012 on Relapse Records, and will be the band’s seventh full length release and the follow up to 2009′s Descend Into Depravity. It has been said that this recording “is a “return to roots” with production focused slightly more on slam than in the band’s last few works. Thematically, the album is set to be a good old-fashioned piece of social and political commentary in the style of Dying Fetus as we have come to know.”
You can find the stream in all of its glory right here.
Dying Fetus are currently on tour supporting Reign Supreme with label mates Revocation and Six Feet Under. They are finishing up some dates now and afterwards Dying Fetus will be embarking on a headlining From Womb To Waste European tour.
To see upcoming tour dates click here.Add to My Radar
Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.
Another week, more album cover art to discover. New bands. Tenured bands. Enough shenanigans. Time for you to go and vote.
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