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Black Tusk sign to Season Of Mist

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 12:52 PM (PST)

Season Of Mist has backed some bands I deeply love (Alkaloid, Kylesa, Archspire) and others that have proven to be problematic (The Casualties, Shining, Destroyer 666 especially). But I like the people at the label and very much love the good bands they sign, so it makes me stoked to see a very worthy band like Black Tusk get a wider platform through a big label like this.

Yes, that is correct.

Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of the Savannah, Georgia’s BLACK TUSK. The band will release a new album via Season of Mist worldwide.

Regarding the signing, BLACK TUSK (Andrew Fidler (Guitars, Vocals) James May (Drums, Vocals), Corey Barhorst (Bass, Vocals)) comment: “After more than a decade of pushing through as a band, we have opened a new chapter and are ready and excited for everyone to hear it.”

BLACK TUSK are currently holed up at the Garage Savannah recording their forthcoming new album, the first to feature Barhorst on bass and vocals. The as-yet-untitled album will be produced by the band in conjunction with Aphelion, mixed by engineer and long-time collaborator Chris “Scary” Adams, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (YOB, MUTOID MAN, STRANGER THINGS, SLEEP, CODE ORANGE).

Corey is a very cool dude. I met him briefly once when he was in Kylesa. Can’t think of a better person to keep the band’s legacy going and he certainly has held it down with them filling Athon’s big shoes live. Here is hoping the band have many more years of growth and popularity. They are truly one of the best groups out there in the heavy scene. Hails.

BLACK TUSK live
Mar. 31 Atlanta, GA @ Hammerhead Fest
Apr. 13 Columbia, SC @ Indie Grits Festival
May 12 Savannah, GA @ Sulfur Studios

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Sacred Reich return to Metal Blade Records

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10:22 AM (PST)

Thrash metal legends Sacred Reich have signed with Metal Blade Records! They are currently writing material for what will be their sixth album and first since 1996’s Heal. Since their 1985 inception, the band has become one of the most revered 80s thrash bands and have continued to carry the torch with European tours, festival appearances, their first US tour in over 20 years, plus their 2012 Live at Wacken album. Given Sacred Reich‘s politically conscious material, today’s divisive climate means the band’s views are more relevant and vital than ever.

Sacred Reich vocalist and bassist Phil Rind comments:
We are very happy to announce that SACRED REICH have signed with Metal Blade Records and we are writing songs for a new album. Our plan is to go into the studio this summer and have a new record out early next year. We are super excited and can’t wait to share some new music with you!

Follow the band for updates:
https://www.facebook.com/sacredreichofficial
https://twitter.com/sacredreich
https://www.instagram.com/sacredreichofficial

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North Carolina progressive metallers Between The Buried And Me have come into 2018 with a slew of exciting news!

The band has announced a two-part concept album entitled Automata and part one is expected to be released on March 9 via Sumerian Records.

They will embark on a North American headlining tour with The Dear Hunter and Leprous on March 2.

Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. (Lead Vocals, Keyboards) states: “Every single week music comes and goes. We can get music instantly and with this luxury, the listener has a hard time sitting down with albums and exploring their every twist and turn. Because of this, we have decided to release our new album in two parts. Our music is dense and our albums are very long, so we want to give people two separate moments to dive in this year and explore new music that we’ve put our entire being into. We hope you enjoy the creation as much as we’ve enjoyed the process.”

Ash Avildsen (Sumerian Founder) states: “I first toured with BTBAM in early 2000s when they were on Lifeforce. Since then we remained friends and I have watched their career grow nonstop through eras on Victory and Metal Blade. I am very grateful such a seminal, influential and progressive group of musicians have chosen to partner with Sumerian for their next chapter. It’s days like this that remind me of my roots and excite me about our future.”

Check out more details, including the official tour poster and the tracklist for Automata here.

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Ancestors join Pelagic Records; stream “Gone”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 12:18 AM (PST)

LA doom metal noise-makers Ancestors have recently inked a deal with Pelagic Records.

“We’re honored to be joining the Pelagic Records family,” says guitarist/vocalist Justin Maranga. “We’re excited to start the next chapter of Ancestors and we believe that Pelagic is the perfect label to partner with on this adventure.”

Ancestors’ as-yet-untitled new full-length is expected to be released this Summer. Stay tuned for details.

In the meantime, check out Ancestors’ latest track, “Gone,” which is part of the latest Pelagic Records compilation MMXVIII, here.

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Glorior Belli sign with Season Of Mist

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 8:46 AM (PST)

This Halloween is proving very black metal friendly as French black metallers Glorior Belli have signed with Season Of Mist AND Watain have a new video out.

Glorior Belli are one of our favorite dark acts and are currently in the studio recording their seventh album, which will be released worldwide in 2018.

Regarding their signing Glorior Belli comment: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with our home country based fellows at Season Of Mist. Since 2002, Glorior Belli have played black metal in its most daring form. Now it is time for Season Of Mist to house one of our stronger efforts to come.”

More updates as we get them. Meantime, revisit their most recent masterful effort Sundown (the flock that welcomes) HERE.

 

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Savage Messiah sign with Century Media Records

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 7:54 PM (PST)

Metal Riot dutiful readers might remember the incredibly good Savage Messiah from an interview we did with them in 2014. The UK band will release a new album October 27th, 2017 as a late year entry into cool records this year, as if year end lists didn’t already have enough to contend with!! Ha, but all seriousness this band is killer and the good folks at Century Media were wise to scoop them up for their 4th album. The record is called Hands Of Fate.

I was supposed to see mighty black metallers Marduk tonight and my ride bailed at the last minute so I have been home stewing and drinking lemon tea all night, but this news makes me cheer up a bit. I love seeing hard working metal bands survive and grow. Metal is one of the coolest genres because fans are so real that it is possible with elbow grease and support to keep going if this music is your passion. Much respect to Savage Messiah!

Recorded at Rockfield Studios Monmouth (Black Sabbath, Rush, Queen), Hands Of Fate was produced by Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth) and mastered by Dave Collins (Metallica, Soundgarden, Linkin Park). The cover art, as seen above, was completed by Travis Smith (Avenged Sevenfold, Opeth).

Title track “Hands Of Fate” is also available as a digital single on all streaming and download platforms along with being offered as an Instant Grat track on iTunes and Amazon. Love the intro to this one. Reminds me of good Megadeth/Metallica for sure with def a little “Enter Sandman” vibe.
Get it here: http://smarturl.it/SavageMessiahHOF

 

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Grave Pleasures sign to Century Media, “Motherblood” looms

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 4:24 PM (PST)

Century Media has wisely signed Grave Pleasures, one of the best bands in the world right now. Arguably the current buzz band of death rock (and actually really good), Grave Pleasures return with Motherblood this year. Recently the band has been supporting Killing Joke and has been molting into a new era.

Motherblood was recorded at Orgone Studios in the UK (Ghost, Paradise Lost, Ulver). It has been scheduled to a worldwide release for late September/early October 2017.

Mat McNerney comments on the albums concept and music:

“Like the great sacrament of ancient times that was the blood sacrifice of the mother, we too have laid down our most holy flesh at your feet. This record, which is a bold re-definition of death-rock and our totemic challenge to our pretenders, shall be our most grand and sordid testament. If you have never danced with the skeletons, then this album is your gateway drug to all the nihilistic pleasures of the grave. Apocalyptic post-punk never sounded so desperately bleak and wild yet never grinned so maniacally and writhed so fervently with tongues that whip the tombs. The Kali figure of our cover is the eternal icon of nuclear fear. She presides over the religion of an apocalyptic future. A desolate future we proudly celebrate with caustic music of the most furious punk. Come imbibe and wash your mind in our Motherblood. We’re dancing in the lion’s mouth. The elevator only goes down.”

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New Hampshire metallers Vattnet have shortened their name from Vattnet Viskar and have released a new song entitled “Dark Black” via Brooklynvegan.

The band has signed with New Damage Records, which will release the band’s upcoming full-length worldwide. Check back with Metal Riot as album details will be announced shortly.

Bassist Casey Aylward says:

“This is definitely the first riff that kicked off the record and solidified the direction that we knew we wanted to aim for going forward. As for lyrics, it’s about people in your life that consistently let you down, the people around them down, and of course themselves down. There’s a point where there is really no helping them because you realize that ultimately their freedom of choice will supersede anything you could do for them, and even if you cut them out of your life, you and others can still be collateral damage. It can be a dark thing to completely give up on humans or to be given up on.The title is an attempt to add a futile amount of humor to the subject, dark comedy if you will, dark black. Macabre.”

Read more about Vattnet here.

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Kalopsia sign to HPGD Productions, “Angelplague” imminent

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 2:31 PM (PST)

New Jersey death metal band Kalopsia have clear old school influences but clobber hard enough to kick new school “brootal” fans right in the hoo-ha. Damn, there are some seriously heavy moments that have, like, Chaos A.D. level neck whiplash and fist pumping groove intensity in their track “Destined To Return”.

The band are poised to reach more ears as they have just signed to Horror Pain Gore Death, a terrific choice for the label and group that is sure to thrill metal fans. Pre-order their forthcoming record Angelplague HERE. If you are into anything from new super heavy stuff like Enterprise Earth balanced against the more traditional death metal of Jungle Rot or, say, Sodom’s dark but insistent and not overly cluttered yet still adept writing, you will prob be super stoked on this.

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Sons Of Famine sign to HPGD

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 3:15 PM (PST)

Chicago based evil ragers Sons Of Famine have signed to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The band are not just a buncha edgelords, rather a collection of metal disciples including current/ex members of CorpseVomit, Lividity, Gigan, Kommandant, Summon, Yakuza, Nachtmystium, Evil Incarnate and Imperial Savagery. Though their facebook says they are “…anti-everything, and we hope you die a miserable death!!” That is slightly edgelordy. Thanks! They rock a lot, though. So…Hails.

The band have released their new EP entitled Alcohol And Razorblades as a Digital Album for only $4.44 ! Congrats to them on working with one of the cooler labels out there. Cheers to all.

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Byzantine sign epic deal with Metal Blade Records

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10:21 AM (PST)

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Beloved groove thrashers Byzantine are set to prove the To Release Is To Resolve comeback album was no fluke. An as yet untitled record is due very soon from Metal Blade! This is huge and well deserved for such a seasoned a

Front-man, Chris “OJ” Ojeda had this to say about the band’s recent signing: “For the last few albums, we have operated outside the fringes of the music community by necessity. I had almost lost hope that we would ever have the chance to showcase our music to the world on a bigger stage. With the help of Brian Slagel and Metal Blade Records, we feel like Byzantine has been given a 2nd chance to make our 1st impression. We are absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to share our brand of heavy music with the world on the world’s best metal label!”

In regards to Byzantine signing to Metal Blade Records, Jose Mangin (SiriusXM Liquid Metal) comments: “As the most massive supporter ofByzantine‘s music since day one, we’ve known a secret that the rest of the world will NOW finally be able to realize, thanks to Metal Blade! The strength, raw talent, and absolute ease at which these West Virginians shred is a thing to experience, and it’s just a matter of time before they rise the ranks to become one of Metal’s elite!”

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Lizzy Borden solo artist Metal Blade deal

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 10:10 AM (PST)

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Photo credit: Stephanie Cabral

Lizzy Borden has spent over three decades creating some of the most theatrical metal in existence, releasing classics such as Love You to Pieces (1985) and Master of Disguise (1989), while obliterating audiences worldwide with a stage show that rivals that of Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper. For his efforts, he has become nothing short of a metal icon. Now, to take the next step in furthering his career, Lizzy Borden has signed a worldwide solo artist deal with Metal Blade Records – the label that helped to launch him to commercial success over 30 years ago. Ready to once again captivate both veteran and adolescent metal fans alike, Lizzy Borden plans to release a new album in 2016 and tour the world in support of it, with a reinvigorated band backing him up.

Lizzy Borden comments:
“I am extremely happy to re-sign with the same label we started with all those years ago (Metal Blade Records). I’m excited to be working with Brian Slagel and all the Metal Blade family again. It’s been my home for all six of our (full-length) studio albums – with the new record being the seventh, and the start of a new series of albums to come.
My focus for the last several years has been performing live and exposing my brand of American metal to countries all over the world. Now I feel is the right time to step back and push the re-start button. Time to get back to the art of creating new music. Touring around the world and having new fans discover Lizzy Borden for the first time has been rejuvenating, and so a new album seems like the perfect way to bridge the past with the future.
I will take this part of my journey and these next series of albums as a solo artist, as I have for some of the past LBrecords and tours. I look forward to working with many different established musicians and friends, as well as some undiscovered talent like we have been lucky enough to unearth in the past. To all of our fans that have followed Lizzy Borden from the beginning and all the new younger fans who have just discovered us, I hope you will come along with me for this next chapter. I am inspired, excited and ready to begin again. @realLizzyborden”

Stay tuned for more news about Lizzy Borden coming soon!

Lizzy Borden online:
http://www.lizzyborden.com
http://www.facebook.com/lizzybordenband
https://twitter.com/realLizzyborden
https://www.instagram.com/reallizzyborden

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Suns of Thyme sign to Napalm Records!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 4:05 PM (PST)

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Berlin psychedelic rockers Suns of Thyme have signed to Napalm Records.

They will release their newest album Cascades on May 27.

Check out what the band had to say about the signing here.

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Prosthetic Records teams up with jazz prog act Watchtower

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 11:52 AM (PST)

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PROSTHETIC RECORDS will be releasing legendary progressive metallers WATCHTOWER‘s recent digital-only tracks on LP and CD. The four tracks will be combined with one brand new song, creating the EP “Concepts of Math: Book One” and will be released on limited edition vinyl and digipack CD later this year.

 

Comments vocalist Alan Tecchio:

“I am so stoked to be a part of this legendary jazz-metal-prog group once again! Right now we are close to finishing the tracking for the additional 10 minute song that we are adding to the other four tunes. This will complete the EP that Prosthetic plans to release later this year. I can tell you that the new song is especially super cool and has that classic Watchtower sound. I think the fans, both new and old, will have a deep appreciation for what is going to be available from us later this year.”

 

Guitarist Ron Jarzombek further remarked on the partnership:

“I’m psyched to be on the same label as my old friend Marty Friedman! Prosthetic has also been home to great bands like Gojira, Animals As Leaders, All That Remains, as well as my fellow Texans, Scale the Summit. It’s nice to know we are in good company on this label. The music we’ll release later this year picks up right where we left off with ‘Control And Resistance’.”

More below.

Incantation back with Relapse, Bandcamp streaming past releases

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9:51 AM (PST)

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Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the re-signing of legendary death metal pioneers INCANTATION! The band, who originally signed to the label in the early 1990s and released some of the most influential extreme metal albums of all time, including Onward to Golgotha (1992), Mortal Throne of Nazarene (1994), Diabolical Conquest (1998), and The Infernal Storm (2000), has come full circle to reunite with Relapse for its forthcoming 10th studio album. INCANTATION, an institution for over 25 years, remains hands-down one of the most important, influential and consistently regarded artists in metal, and the band’s new material is sure to be no exception.INCANTATION’s entire back catalog is now available for streaming via the band’s Bandcamp page AT THIS LOCATION.

The band is currently recording its upcoming full-length at their own Incantation Studios in Johnstown, PA. The album will be mixed and mastered by Dan Swano (Bloodbath, Asphyx, Dark Funeral) and is expected to be completed in February with a release date slated for this summer. Upon completing the album, INCANTATION will head to Europe to tour with Morgoth, Darkrise and Omophagia. The band has also been confirmed for this year’s Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic and will announce dates and festival appearances shortly.

INCANTATION members John McEntee and Kyle Severn commented on the re-signing:”2016 is off to a great start for Incantation Death Metal!!! We are extremely excited to announce that we are returning to the Relapse Family. They were there a quarter century ago when Incantation and Relapse were both starting their careers, so to be able to come full circle and release our 10th studio album with them is truly amazing and we are looking forward to the release and touring this record later this year!!!!” -Kyle Severn

Yes it is true we have returned to Relapse Records. Over the last 8 years we have been working with them on various projects with great results. It’s awesome to start a new chapter of the band going back to our roots and working with the label that believed in us back in 1990 when we were still a demo band. It’s great to work with a label that still believes in us in 2016 and still believes in the perseverance of real death metal.” – John McEntee

Additionally. Relapse Records founder / president Matt Jacobson added:

Incantation are one of the true pioneers of American death metal and their unwavering dedication, consistency and longevity is unmatched. We are proud to welcome them back to their original home.”  – Matt Jacobson

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