One of the most iconic bands of NWOAHM will reunite for a one off show, fittingly at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. Yes, I am talking about Shadows Fall! It is funny because whenever I go to Worcester I think of how one time on the way to NEMHC Fest I saw Brian at a gas station rest stop on the way there but was too polite to be like ,”You rule, dude!”

Anyway, this bill is a stacked wet-dream of metalcore caloric intake. And no, that is not supposed to imply metalcore jizz pancakes but your life is your own! So cool to see such fitting support bands from Sworn Enemy to Unearth to Darkest fucking Hour with Carnivora as well to represent a younger band!

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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".


Irish metal band FOR RUIN is proud to release a 10-track CD titled SET IN STONE. The CD will be available from today as a special limited edition from the band’s Bandcamp.

Set In Stone features two brand new and previously unreleased tracks, unique to the Set In Stone physical CD release along with the 8 songs that were previously released digitally as the ELAPSE and RELAPSE EPs during the past year. The new songs plus old bangers (including the punishing “Only The Dead”) showcase this band’s expert control over the carnage inducing power of melodic yet extreme metal guitars, churning rhythms and take no prisoners vocals. RIYL At The Gates, Cradle of Filth, etc.

The 10 songs have been mastered by Marko Tervonen (The Crown) at Studio-MT, in Sweden. Artwork for the CD comes from Ken Coleman (Morbid Angel, The Cranberries etc).

1 – Wrack & Ruin
2 – Set In Stone
3 – Elapse
4 – Fuel To The Fire
5 – The Worm Turned
6 – The Measure Of A Man
7 – Devout
8 – Only The Dead
9 – In Vain
10 – Bastion

Band Discography

Set In Stone CD (2021)
Relapse EP (2021)
Elapse EP (2020)
Ater Angelus CD (Full length, 2013)
Mortal EP, (2013)
Last Light (CD, 2009)
Enlightened EP, (2013)
December (CD, 2007)
Demos – Split (2004), Shade (2005) & Obsidian (2006)

Portland’s WITCH VOMIT return to fill the hungry, gaping death metal hole in our hearts. As metal fans we know it can never truly be filled and that we will always crave more, but this band comes pretty damn close to satiating our  death needs! Abhorrent Rapture is out digitally via 20 Buck Spin! Some of the band’s best work yet, dirty and punishing death metal with an obligatory for the genre spooky intro.

Pre Order physical copies HERE from 20 Buck Spin.

Everything is here. Ominous and oppressive art implying otherworldly forces, a brutal and excessively evil mix not in any way for a casual death metal fan and lots of old school throwbacks. The solos leap out from the mire and every member sounds like they are on Satan-fueled PCP. This is the stuff good bad dreams are made of. “Funeral Purgation” might be their most intimidating and deadly song yet, just a wall of dark tidings delivered with pure mastery over the death metal arts.

I was just thinking of the scene in Lords Of Salem (easily my fave Rob Zombie movie) where the over the top nasty old witch spits on a baby for not being an evil enough baby (hahaha) and honestly, a pile of witch vomit is the only thing nastier than that!

Recorded and mixed by Evan Mersky and mastered by Dan Randall with artwork by Matt Stikker (Power Trip, Outer Heaven, Apraxic)

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Album Review: Mammoth WVH – “S/T”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:55 PM (PST)

Don’t be worried that the rock scene can’t handle both a Mammoth and a Mastodon, cuz they are entirely different beasts (ha). MAMMOTH WVH is, of course, the long gestating project of Wolfgang Van Halen. It sounds nothing like Mammoth Grinder. LOVING the superb album art, though.

Wolfie teased this baby for like half a decade, it feels like. Recorded at the iconic 5150 Studios, the production is very clean but the tones still sound great for what he is going for. Michael Baskette produced, known for working with Slash, Alter Bridge, Muddle of Pudd and more.

It is impressive that the young multi-instrumentalist pulled off this monster hard rock album in the midst of so much else going on. It serves basically as his “first Foo Fighters” record where so much was done by one person. And speaking of Foos, “Horribly Right” reminds me of them and STP in the stomp department. You can hear the time spent with Clint Lowery and Tremonti really paid off in that every song has catchy as fuck arena radio rock moments with big hooks. The tunes don’t differentiate themselves as much as Van Halen songs, but there is a lot to enjoy.

“Mr Ed” reminds me of Broken Valley-era LOA  and lots of era STP, with a bigger, less miserable radio chorus ala Shinedown. WVH tends towards uplifting and sort of positive sounding melodies, never shying away from harmonies or feeling comfortable with being poppy- but never to a detriment. That is rare these days.

“Epiphany” is my favorite. A big soaring almost Jesusy chorus and piano and a big bridge that made me reminisce on “Right Now” Van Halen memories. Lifting you up to feel grand while still having something to say. “Where were you when it went to hell…”?

“Don’t Back Down” has a ‘Beautiful People’-esque drum and guitar interplay pattern in the verses (fuck Manson, just noticing a similar beat) but the song is basically a huge hard rock bluesy riff fest with very clean, uplifting vocal melodies. So much of this album is meant to propel momentum and make toes tap. Honestly, I get Lifehouse “Hanging By A Moment” vibes from a lot of the vocals but Wolfie has a higher register and is less annoying doing that style.

On the GnR tour the huge ending riff of this tune will blow heads off.

“Resolve” has a beautiful jangly guitar intro Van Hagar fans could get behind. The vibe is very bright and sort of reminds me of “Angel’s Son” by Sevendust (albeit without the sad theme of that classic). The guitar leads tone is just unbelievably crisp and smooth. Of course “Distance” is another highlight and a tribute to his dad, beloved and missed by millions.

All in all a solid and impressive outing right out the gate under incredible scrutiny. It is way more commercial than what I usually hang with, but you have to give props where due. Wolfgang is clearly dedicated and a great dude who deserves all the accolades and appreciation coming his way. I bet these tunes sound even better live!

CREDIT: Marc Signer (Stardust Visuals)

Ok, let’s have some fun. Taking a break from being unsure how the hell the NBA finals are gonna play out anymore (kind of vibin’ with the Clippers lately, weirdly enough!) to promoting some metal for you goons! Summertime is here and it is time for some fun video fuckery! Entitled ‘FuVkery’ from now on (not to be confused with Cofvefe, ever) thanks to our new band of note…Defenver!

I guess this band was called Defender and changed the name to be more Korny? Not sure.

The Swiss post-hardcore outfit DEFENVER gives a shit about the enviroment and they think you should too. The band just dropped a music video for the third single off their sophomore album, Blank Bouquet, which will be released on July 16th. Shot at gorgeous botanical garden in Zurich, “Unsustainable” is a song about our relationship with the environment and plea to stop destroying it.

“The song deals with the struggle of overcoming our egocentricity and overthink our consumer behavior and the conviction that the only way forward is by moving together to a more sustainable lifestyle,” explains vocalist Kevin Zeier. “Earth is the Mother of all life that we know of. The failure to appreciate and sustain her will lead to our demise. In the video, we tried to bring the songs lyrics to life by having a women incarnating mother earth and being consumed by the parasites that represents our unsustainable and destructive lifestyle.”

I am all about bands singing more about the environment lately. And please stop fucking eating meat, everyone. We are facing such a fucked world if we don’t radically change our habits. I work at a gym overnights and it makes me think these douche jocks are more interested in vanity than health cuz literally no one recycles. No one will care about your gun show when we all die in a heap of plastic waste, asses!

Anyway, this “Unsustainable” song sounds very good on 11. Crank it!

Crypta! A “Dark Night Of The Soul” full band playthrough for you maniacs. Obviously one of the coolest releases of the year and a band fully capable of making their own mark regardless of how beloved their old projects already were. Crypta keep kicking total ass and making greater impressions on me and they all seem cool af. Luana has some of my favorite drum videos on Insta (and also Eloy from Sep , of course). Support everything this band does! Catch them with Deicide and Krisiun! FUCK!!! SICK TOUR.

Obviously a lot of you have probably seen the new Jinjer clip already since it premiered on the 17th and they are well on their way to being fucking huge. But let’s pretend I didn’t work my shitty night job and then sleep for two days unable to barely post anything and that we posted this promptly, ok!? “Vortex” sounds fucking great and Jinjer seem to be ever-shifting into weirder guitar patterns like some odd mix of Nu Metal and Deathcore flirting with fucking Gorguts and I am ALL FOR THAT FLIRT! Basically this is quite the genre tech mash in a very rad way. One of their best songs yet. Fucking dominant and amazing band I pray I get the chance to see live one of these days finally. This video is racking up views faster than you can say Tatiana Shmailyuk, Roman Ibramkhalilov, Eugene Abdiukhanov
and Vladislav Ulasevich!!! Hails!

 

 

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 ALIEN WEAPONRY have returned, announcing the release of their upcoming sophomore album, Tangaroa, out September 17, 2021 via Napalm Records! The first track has big melodies and an obvious Korn influence. Like Gojira, the band have also opted not to discuss stupid shit during this time of unprecedented environmental threat and are instead focusing on world issues for this song – illegal fishing practices. Through raising this awareness, ALIEN WEAPONRY hope to support the important work and efforts of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. If you recently watched Seaspiracy but that wasn’t somehow enough to make you stop eating fish, maybe this video will at least empower you to donate. 

 

Lead vocalist and guitarist Lewis de Jong says about the track:
“We decided to write this song about how the ocean is being suffocated by humans and their waste. The ocean is an important part of my life, and it’s important to protect it.”

 

Drummer Henry de Jong adds:
“‘Tangaroa’ is a heavy and angry message about how we are destroying the ocean with pollution and overfishing. The video ties in with this message, with us drowning in plastic conveying the struggle of ocean life.”

 

Henry de Jong says about Tangaroa:
“The album is tied together with the message of ‘Tangaroa’ – the whole album is more a snapshot of the band’s brains during the writing process. We have also written songs that are about some of our first tūpuna (ancestors) who were here in Āotearoa (New Zealand). Hatupatu, who is very famous in Māori history, as well as Īhenga, who named a number of places in Āotearoa during his travels.”

 

Lewis de Jong adds about the album’s artwork and thematic details:
“The album is named after the track ‘Tangaroa’, and we went with this theme on the artwork. The album is drawn from some new experiences we’ve had as well as some ancient Māori tales. I think we have stepped things up from the last album.”

 

Bassist Tūranga Morgan-Edmonds also adds:
“This album’s use of even more traditional Māori sounds and styles is a very exciting step forward for us.”

 

Tangaroa tracklisting:
1. Titokowaru
2. Hatupatu
3. Ahi Kā
4. Tangaroa
5. Unforgiving
6. Blinded
7. Kai Whatu
8. Crooked Monsters
9. Buried Underground
10. Dad
11. Īhenga
12. Down The Rabbit Hole

IGORRR to tour with VOWWS, MELT BANANA

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:47 AM (PST)

Next February/March, Igorrr will embark on a North American headlining tour, featuring Melt-Banana and Vowws as support. This package is the most exciting pairing of weird ass bands that I love in a long time. I am stoked that it might cause them all to really lean into their quirks.

Dubbed “Spirituality and Distortion North American Tour 2022”, this will be the first stateside trek in support of Igorrr‘s critically acclaimed album, Spirituality And Distortion, released in March 2020.

Igorrr‘s Gautier Serre comments: “This period of Covid has drove us totally insane, but we are excited to finally play this US tour! New show, new music and new people on stage – can’t wait to finally play ‘Spirituality and Distortion’ on stage! This will be a historic time for us.”

See below for all dates!

Igorrr “Spirituality and Distortion North American Tour 2022” dates
w/ Melt-Banana, Vowws

Feb. 17, 22 – Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
Feb. 18, 22 – Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
Feb. 19, 22 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Feb. 21, 22 – Come And Take It Live! – Austin, TX
Feb. 22, 22 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Feb. 23, 22 – Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
Feb. 25, 22 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Feb. 26, 22 – Hell @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Feb. 27, 22 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Feb. 28, 22 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Mar. 2, 22 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Mar. 3, 22 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Mar. 4, 22 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC
Mar. 5, 22 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
Mar. 6, 22 – WC Social Club – West Chicago, IL
Mar. 8, 22 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
Mar. 10, 22 – The Crocodile Showroom – Seattle, WA
Mar. 11, 22 – The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Mar. 12, 22 – Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
Mar. 14, 22 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 15, 22 – The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA

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Photo credit: Buzz Osborne

Mr. Bungle have released The Night They Came Home (Ipecac Recordings), their NorCal band’s first live album. The 14-song album, accompanied by a physical-only film release, captures the band’s Halloween 2020 livestream event, and features the new live video for “Eracist” (https://youtu.be/TUSUlCBE0BQ).

“‘Eracist’ is a unique song in the Raging Wrath book,” explains Trevor Dunn. “There was no initial demo, only a ‘moshy’ riff that Patton had come up with in the ’80s that Trey somehow remembered. Once that was unearthed Patton completed the tune with a double-time bridge and some lyrics about erasure and denial. It seems to me that it somehow feels contemporary while fitting in with our teenage songwriting style. I guess that’s because it was written over a span of 35 years! You may notice that it’s one of the only songs on the ‘demo’ that actually has a vocal melody. Back in the ’80s we were mostly thinking about drums & guitar, which of course, is really all that metal is about.”

The Night They Came Home finds Mr. Bungle performing songs from their recently released album, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo. The two-hour film, directed by Jack Bennett, is available on CD + Blu-Ray, CD + DVD, and VHS, while the album is also available digitally. The Blu-Ray/DVD iterations feature Bungle’s performance, Neil Hamburger’s opening set, three official music videos (“Raping Your Mind,” “Eracist,” and “Sudden Death”), as well as extended behind-the-scenes footage including several surprise cameos. The VHS release, limited to 1000 collectible copies, is an edited, performance-only portion of the film.

The band performs at Riot Fest (Chicago) in September. The festival marks the first time Mike Patton has pulled double-duty on the same bill, with both Mr. Bungle and Faith No More playing the festival.

“The Night They Came Home” track list:

  1. Won’t You Be My Neighbor (Mr. Rogers cover)
  2. Anarchy Up Your Anus
  3. Raping Your Mind
  4. Bungle Grind
  5. Methematics
  6. Hell Awaits/Summer Breeze (Slayer/Seals & Croft medley/cover)
  7. Eracist
  8. World Up My Ass (Circle Jerks cover)
  9. Glutton For Punishment
  10. Hypocrites/Habla Español O Muere (S.O.D. cover)
  11. Spreading The Thighs of Death
  12. Loss for Words (Corrosion of Conformity cover)
  13. Sudden Death
  14. Loss of Control (Van Halen cover)

The Obsessed and The Skull announce exciting doom tour

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM (PST)

[THE SKULL photo by Alyssa Hermann]

Wino and Eric Wagner on the same tour? Sign us up and spark a fatty.

THE OBSESSED and THE SKULL will join forces for a US co-headlining tour this Summer. Set to commence July 29th in Cleveland, Ohio, the doom rock caravan will wind its way through nearly two-dozen cities, drawing to a close on August 16th in Rochester, New York. Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.

 

THE OBSESSED/THE SKULL:
7/29/2021 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH **
7/30/2021 Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee WI
7/31/2021 Cobra Lounge – Chicago IL
8/01/2021 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN (matinee show)
8/01/2021 Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY (evening show)
8/02/2021 Brickyard Bar – Knoxville, TN
8/03/2021 Growlers – Memphis, TN
8/04/2021 George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR
8/05/2021 Bears – Shreveport, LA
8/06/2021 Division Brewery/Grrowl – Arlington, TX
8/07/2021 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX ##
8/07/2021 Ripple Fest @ Texas Ski Ranch – New Braunfels, TX ^^
8/08/2021 Lost Well – Austin, TX
8/09/2021 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX **
8/10/2021 Freetown Boom Boom Room – Lafayette, LA **
8/10/2021 Santos – New Orleans, LA ##
8/11/2021 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
8/12/2021 Pour House – Raleigh, NC
8/13/2021 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
8/14/2021 GoldSounds – Brooklyn, NY
8/15/2021 Alchemy – Providence, RI
8/16/2021 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
** THE OBSESSED only
## THE SKULL only
^^ WINO Solo
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Album Cover Art by Amjad Faur and Wolves in the Throne Room

Two decades into their journey as ritualistic black metal conjurers, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have emerged from the forest with Primordial Arcana, their most majestic album to date, and their first release via Relapse Records (North America only) out August 20th.

Watch the “Mountain Magick” music video, directed by Wolves in the Throne Room, on YouTube HERE.

“Mountain Magick was shot in the northern reaches of the Olympic Mountains and the ancient forests that shroud the foothills. We wrote the story, created the costumes, shot the footage and did the editing ourselves, so it is a true product of our hearts and souls. Creating our own videos has been a long standing dream and now It’s very exciting to bring these Visions into the Cinematic Realm.”  

Primordial Arcana is the band’s first completely self-contained work: In addition to composition and performance, brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver alongside guitarist Kody Keyworth handled all aspects of recording, producing and mixing at their own Owl Lodge Studios in the woods of Washington state.

Primordial Arcana is out August 20 on DLX 2xLP/2xLP/LP/CD/CS/Digital via Relapse Records (North America) and available through Century Media in Europe. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com HERE and the band HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming HERE.

Primordial Arcana super limited Deluxe 2LP boxset includes the deluxe 2LP featuring the bonus track “Skyclad Passage” pressed on black inside translucent gold and tan half ‘n half with black, oxblood and olive green splatter housed in a deluxe boxset with gold foil stamping. Boxset also includes a 3′ x 3’ album art flag, a custom 12-sided dice set with velvet pouch, a 3.5″ embroidered patch and a die-cut medallion with chain. Exclusively available through Relapse.com and alternate vinyl colorway available direct from the Wolves In The Throne Room webstore.

Primordial Arcana super limited, one time pressing Deluxe 2LP is cut at 45rpm featuring the bonus track “Skyclad Passage” not contained on the core 1LP album. North American colorways of this version available through Relapse.com and direct from the Wolves In The Throne Room webstore and live performances.

Primordial Arcana Tracklist:

  1. Mountain Magick
  2. Spirit of Lightning
  3. Through Eternal Fields
  4. Primal Cham (Gift of Fire)
  5. Underworld Aurora
  6. Masters of Rain and Storm
  7. Eostre
  8. Skyclad Passage (Bonus Track)

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM’s new album title Primordial Arcana is a reference to the band’s ongoing reach back to the most ancient, archetypal energies.

Leadoff track “Mountain Magick” sets the august tone with alpine guitar melodies cresting skyward in triumph.  “Spirit of Lightning” returns briefly to the earthly plane as a tribute to the human connections forged in music. Meanwhile, “Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire)” is an explosion of cosmic grandeur, a symphonic rendering of the hermetic maxim “as above, so below” as envisioned by Keyworth. In fact, Primordial Arcana is the first WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM record in which Kody was a part of the writing process from the start, so it benefits from his background in cosmic funeral doom.

Always uncompromising, Primordial Arcana sees WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM stay true to their unique vision. An album born out of the DIY ethos, Primordial Arcana proves to be the band’s most genuine and focused. One of the year’s most ambitious recordings, Primordial Arcana cements WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM’s legacy as one of US Black Metal’s most daring, unique, and quintessential bands.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Is:

Nathan Weaver – Lead Vocals/Guitar
Aaron Weaver – Drums/Synth/Voice
Kody Keyworth – Vocals/Guitar

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Band Spotlight: Jenn Taiga

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1:42 AM (PST)

Not many albums can serve as revelation and entertainment, teacher and confidante, mystical portal and emotional rescue, yet Lunar Nocturnes and Esoteric Incantations manages all this and more. Massachusetts dwelling synthesizer magic-user Jenn Taiga charts course for one of the most highly memorable musical destinations of 2021, and by that I mean the album is a world unto itself. Light and dark, welcoming and inhospitable…sometimes in the same song. A deep meditation and major statement. Fave track: “Braziers are Burning” Tridroid has the cassette version HERE.

Black Label Society, Prong, Obituary tour announced

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 8:25 PM (PST)

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will indeed embark on a U.S. tour this fall. Support on the trek will come from OBITUARY and PRONG. As far as hot summer heavy tours go, it is gonna be hard to stop this certified town stomper. Nice to see an all veterans, all killer line-up like this!

Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 11 and the itinerary is as follows:

Oct. 01 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Oct. 02 – Ventura, CA – The Majestic Ventura Theater
Oct. 04 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory [Boise]
Oct. 05 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory [Spokane]
Oct. 07 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Oct. 08 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Oct. 12 – West Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
Oct. 13 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
Oct. 15 – Bowler, WI – North Star Mohican Casino Resort
Oct. 16 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club
Oct. 17 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
Oct. 18 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis
Oct. 19 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
Oct. 21 – Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
Oct. 22 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
Oct. 23 – Dothan, AL – The Plant
Oct. 24 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando
Oct. 26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Oct. 28 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
Oct. 29 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Oct. 30 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Oct. 31 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Nov. 02 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
Nov. 04 – Worcester, MA – Worcester Palladium
Nov. 05 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
Nov. 06 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
Nov. 07 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Nov. 09 – Hartford, CT – The Webster
Nov. 10 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
Nov. 11 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
Nov. 13 – Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Kewadin Casinos – Sault Ste. Marie
Nov. 14 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Nov. 15 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
Nov. 16 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
Nov. 18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 19 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
Nov. 20 – Grand Prairie, TX – The Texas Trust CU Theatre
Nov. 21 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov. 23 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre/Tucson, Arizona
Nov. 24 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues Las Vegas
Nov. 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 27 – Denver, CO – Summit Denver
Nov. 28 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

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Infernal alchemists NEW SKELETAL FACES will unleash their long-awaited Sextinction seven-inch EP on June 25th.

 

Transmuting sound into power, the follow up to 2019’s critically-lauded Celestial Disease full-length finds NEW SKELETAL FACES expanding upon their signature sound invoking the darkest, esoteric elements of rock and roll. Featuring deathrock anthem “Banshee Sex Tomb” and the thunderous metal-tinged dirge of “Extinction Of Bodies,” NEW SKELETAL FACES intoxicate the listener once again with an arcane brew of sex, disenchantment, and danger!

Lyrically, both songs are suitably unpleasant. “Banshee Sex Tomb” attacks the listener by questioning innocence and morality. Rejecting both values, the song spirals downward into a romantic embrace of nihilism. “Extinction Of Bodies” is pure Armageddon. The verses clearly express the insignificance of humanity as replaceable species, and hints of a celestial force causing this destruction. Both songs are dire prophecies.

 

Recorded, mixed, and mastered entirely by the band, NEW SKELETAL FACES’ limited-edition Sextinction EP is pressed on bone colored vinyl and features original cover art by vocalist/guitarist Errol Fritz. Staying true to DIY ethics, the record includes hand numbered and wax stamped obi-strips by the band themselves. Fans of Christian Death, Fields Of The Nephilim, and the dark side of punk-metal (ie Amebix) pay heed.

 

For Sextinction preorders, go to THIS LOCATION.

 

Sextinction Track Listing:
Side A – “Banshee Sex Tomb”
Side B – “Extinction Of Bodies”

Catch NEW SKELETAL FACES live July 3rd at Bricks Bar in Maywood, California supporting Only Theatre Of Pain featuring Rikk Agnew and Gitane Demone performing Christian Death’s classic debut. Stay tuned for additional shows to be announced in the weeks to come.
NEW SKELETAL FACES:
7/03/2021 Bricks Bar – Maywood, CA w/ Only Theatre Of Pain

In related news, NEW SKELETAL FACES will be featured in the forthcoming Hemlock: A Night Of Deathrock book. Hemlock is a club located in San Diego, California centered around old school goth, deathrock, and post punk. The book is a culmination of photos, stories, art, merch, posters, bands, and DJs, as well as the community that has supported Club Hemlock throughout the years. An official book release party will be held at The Casbah in San Diego, California on June 19th.

PARALLAX To Perform at The Cotillion on August 26th Supporting TRIVIUM

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 3:39 PM (PST)

Wichita’s modern metal act PARALLAX have announced a brand new live show date! They’ll be playing at The Cotillion in Wichita, KS on Thursday August 26 supporting TRIVIUM along with Revisionist. Tickets are on sale now here.

“We’re super stoked to be playing with Trivium and our friends in Revisionist on August 26th. The Cotillion aka “The Round Mound of Sound” is hands down one of the best places to play in Wichita. I’m really happy that they are back up and running. The guys In Trivium always put on a hell of a show, it’s  going to be awesome sharing the stage with them,” states guitarist Jason Catlett.

PARALLAX released their new full length album, Awaken earlier this year on Fine Swine Records. Telling a chilling story about a protagonist finding himself infected with a demonic parasite that brings about the total destruction of planet Earth; Awaken takes its listeners on a deep dive into a sonic multiverse that encompasses the bands  many influences while yielding a fully original experience.

The new album was self produced, recorded & mixed by guitarist Jason Catlett & Parallax at Magnitude Creative Recording Studio in Wichita, KS. Mastering duties for Awaken were handled by legendary mastering engineer, Alan Douches at West Studios in NY. The full length album is available now on all digital music platforms.

Awaken Tracklist:
1. Awaken
2. Descent
3. Sleep
4. Solstice
5. Blood Moon
6. Hands
7. Symbiotic
8. Esoteric

Prior to taking the stage at The Cotillion on August 26th; PARALLAX will perform at Blunt Force Trauma Fest, a virtual mini-festival experience presented by Ebony Jeanette PR and Metal Assault Records. Stream the premiere of Blunt Force Trauma Fest on YouTube.com/ebonyjeanette. Airing July 16, 2021 at 8pm Eastern.

AMENRA share “Voor Immer” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 10:09 AM (PST)

Photo by Jeroen Mylle

AMENRA share the official “Voor Immer” music video from the impending Relapse debut full-length De Doorn (June 25). Watch the full video on YouTube HERE.

Additionally, AMENRA announce a livestream event celebrating the release of De Doorn. The fire ritual will commence on June 27 at 9pm CET. More info at tickets are available HERE.

AMENRA vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout comments:

“What you lose in the fire, you will find in the ashes”

“Voor Immer” (“For Ever”) was one of the first songs we have written for De Doorn. We played it for the very first time in 2018 on the city square of Dixmude, West Flanders Belgium. Accompanied by the carillon, its bells a typical instrument from Belgium and the low countries, we connected the earth with the sky. It was initially written for a commemoration ceremony of the ending of the first world war. 

Images of widows and mothers bereft of their sons. Destroyed cities and whom was left to die. Finding strength and courage to rebuild what once was there, without what was theirs.

The last time we played it live was in Menen, West Flanders Belgium end 2019. That night we gathered and burnt all our unacknowledged loss. Revealing by fire the 20feet high bronze AMENRA statue glowing red, a symbol of hope.

This is a song about finding that hope, the strength to carry on. Its content ever present in the world today. 

“to fall and to rise
under merciless skies
light and grace
lines marring a mothers face
wounds inflicted by love
scarring our skin
here and above
our home. blemish on the land
cuts fading to the softest trace
outstretched. a beggars hand
one last poem
and letters unread
it ends here. and weighs us
down like lead
I stumble I fall
my eyes to the ground
one last sigh
a silent sound”

De Doorn is out June 25 on Deluxe 2xLP/2xLP/CD/CS/Digital. Physical pre-orders via Relapse.com are available HERE. Digital Downloads/Streaming HERE.