Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Announces Release Date Of Celestite; Tour Dates Confirmed

7/11/2014 Capital Theatre Backstage - Olympia, WA
7/12/2014 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA
7/13/2014 The Venue - Vancouver, BC
7/14/2014 Crocodile - Seattle, WA
7/15/2014 Star Theatre - Portland, OR
7/17/2014 Slim's - San Francisco, CA
7/18/2014 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
7/19/2014 Che Café - San Diego, CA
7/20/2014 Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA

ULCERATE: Vermis North America MMXIV Tour Begins This Week

PENTAGRAM confirms three Texas appearances for July

Bolt Thrower announces European tour for the fall

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hour of Penance (Italy) has a new album: Regicide (Prosthetic Records)

Hour of Penance: “Regicide” (Prosthetic Records)
I sometimes get the impression that whenever a metal band is the object of praise, some attitudes often react with cynicism because some listeners really do perceive themselves as standing apart from what they reject (mainstream music culture, including metal, for example), as a means to express a mark of uniqueness or a contrarian attitude. Case in point, dismissive views have labeled Hour of Penance a blasting one-trick pony or a Behemoth clone. Sometimes, favorable reviews highlight the speed, that it is fast, intense, so on and so forth, which can also be a polite way of saying that it is an ok band with somewhat repetitive songs. In other words, “Oh, no, here we go again, another death metal band that I don’t like.”
My own experience listening to this album was interesting from the beginning: the blasting “technical/brutal death metal” of Hour of Penance made the sense on the first listen. Frequently, this style takes several listens before I feel like I comprehend the proceedings. I could not possibly name all the reasons why Hour of Penance makes sense so quickly, but I submit that there are at least three main reasons why.
First, the drumming caught my attention, in part, because it’s easy for a listener to connect with a beat. Metal with fast drumming is fun and I can never get enough of it. Nevertheless, Hour of Penance is certainly not the “fastest” ever, although it is assuredly a blasting album from start to finish. As I already knew what to expect in terms of speed, what caught my attention was not the blasting. It’s something else that the drummer is doing. For lack of better or more precise terminology, I will say: in between or despite the blasting, there is something curious going on; it’s a whole series of beats, of patterns that sneak in the brief spaces arising at this warp-speed drumming; in the interstices of the frenzy, there are lots of small details that somehow add up to give the album a creative, a distinctive face from other “technical/brutal” blasting albums.
Second, the guitar work is a balance between tendonitis-inducing wizardry and memorable hooks, all done at a blasting pace, of course. I like the fact that I can hear the riffs and that it is not simply chugging away with play-on riffs. The guitar work is an attractive proposition for the listener wanting to hear the guitar, while still hoping for technical/fast playing. It does not go totally over your head, but it is undoubtedly on the shredding side of death metal; the equilibrium between speed, control, chaos, absurd and even a bit of melody works well for the band.
Finally, I feel that the elements—the drumming, guitars and the growling—make up complete songs, compositions that the willing listener can consolidate in her or his mind with the feeling that the music may be talented or fast or extreme, but at bottom, it’s a fun listen. It seems to me that these compositions have the key components that the listener partial to “modern/extreme death metal” will approve in a big way, as there is here much to enjoy.
May 13th is the day for this album.
1. Through the Triumphal Arch 00:55
2. Reforging the Crowns 03:34
3. Desecrated Souls 03:45
4. Resurgence of the Empire 04:48
5. Spears of Sacred Doom 03:26
6. Sealed into Ecstasy 03:50
7. Redeemer of Atrocity 04:06
8. Regicide 04:30
9. The Sun Worship 03:54
10. The Seas of Light 04:56
11. Theogony 04:02

prog metal from Bangladesh: Artcell

Artcell is a prog metal band from Bangladesh. Explorers of metal into prog styles would definitely find Artcell's work to be commendable and worthy of spending time listening to it. It is not clear how active they are at the moment, but they have been around for years and years. Be kind and write to the band and see if they tell you what is the current situation and how to get the music. They would love to hear from you, from the corner of the world where you are. -- This is the band's bio.
Life is a song. Love is the music, music is the art of thinking with sounds.. Music is Artcell.
Artcell is a Progressive metal band of Bangladesh. The band is arguably the first Progressive Metal band of the country and usual
ly experiments with tunes from other metal genres such as heavy, thrash and progressive metal.

FREE EP courtesy of the growling heaviness of Deus Mortuus (Ireland)

Deus Mortuus has an EP called "Laws of Kings" and it is available for anyone who wants to hear it. The band describes itself as death/thrash and has been around since 2012, so it's a new band, basically.
1. Empire of the Gun 03:36
2. Revolutionary Suicide 06:24
3. Laws of Kings 03:11
4. Judgement of the Dead 09:07

ARTILLERY to tour Europe with ONSLAUGHT in July

Danish masters of the riff, Artillery, have announced a summer tour in support of UK Thrashers ONSLAUGHT. Artillery's latest album, "Legions," was released on November 26, 2013 via Metal Blade Records and is available now! Listen to "Chill My Bones (Burn My Flesh)" and watch the video for "Legions" at
Artillery comments: "Artillery is very anxious to hit the road with Onslaught and Hatriot, to support the overwhelming reception of Legions. We can't wait to play some of the new songs together with some of the old classics. Looking forward to meet the best and most dedicated melodic thrashers out there!"
Artillery was formed in Copenhagen in 1982, and released their debut album "Fear of Tomorrow" in 1985 and the follow-up, "Terror Squad," in 1987. Afterwards, the band saw a turbulent time with line-up changes, but by 1990 the band released the much acclaimed "By Inheritance" record. Artillery released their final effort with singer Flemming Rønsdorf in 1999 called "B.A.C.K."
04/07/14 NL - Tilburg - Little Devil
05/07/14 DE - Oberhausen - Helvete
06/07/14 NL - Kerkrade - De Steen
07/07/14 DE - Ingolstadt - Eventhalle Westpark
08/07/14 DE - Aalen - Rock It
10/07/14 BE - Roselare - Verlichte Geest
11/07/14 NL - Deventer - Brink 20
13/07/14 IE - Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
14/07/14 UK - Belfast - Limelight 2
16/07/14 UK - Newcastle - Academy 2
17/07/14 UK - Glasgow - ABC 2
18/07/14 UK Sheffield - Academy 2
19/07/14 UK - Bristol - Academy 2
20/07/14 UK - London - Islington Academy 2
21//07/14 UK - Birmingham - Academy 2
24/05/14 DK - Rødovre - Viften
31/04/14 DK - Arhus - Metal Royale Festival
23/07/14 SI - Tolmin - Metal Days

Monday, April 28, 2014

metal from Bangladesh: Abominable Carnivore

If you like the music get in contact with the band! Here's a bit of info and hear some of their songs below.
The band's bio: ABOMINABLE CARNIVORE is a black\ death metal act, that was formed in Dhaka, Bangladesh in March 2011. The band is the brainchild of two musicians, Demodulated and Astaroth. They were friends and shared same musical interests and thinkings. To express themselves, the two formed the band and were joined by Morax on Guitar, Xezbeth on Bass, Ohee on Drums while Astaroth were also on Guitars and Demodulated handled Vocals.
Soon after the formation, the band started rehearsaling together and the musical direction was clear. The band drew inspiration from infamous Dissection, Necrophobic and other sinister acts such as Watain, Thulcandra, Black Horizons and likes. Their black\ death approach on music was enriched with dark, occult lyrics and furious performances and mastery of musical skills.
It was then when they were serious about their own material and started working on it. They were composing their own songs but parted by their drummer, Ohee. The replacement of him was found in Malphas, who joined in soon.
They signed a record contract with local record label “Dust and Guilt Records” and entered into studio in December, 2011. The songs were recoded and released as “Light Devours Our Lust” EP on January 26, 2012. The songs from the release showed the death tinged black metal tendencies from their cited influences. The EP contains seven tracks, including an Intro and an Outro, all displaying morbid and occult words spit out in darker, evil, extreme way.
ABOMINABLE CARNIVORE’s current line-up consists of Demodulated (Vocals), Astaroth (Guitars), Morax (Guitars), Necromancer (Bass) and Malphas (Drums).

UnKured on tour Ohio's UnKured are excited to announce a mini-tour in May 2014 with Lysura

UnKured on tour Ohio's UnKured are excited to announce a mini-tour in May 2014 with Lysura
UnKured's bassist Ben Stanton had the following to say about the tour:
"We're pumped to be going out with Lysura for this tour. Everyone that goes is in for two very unique bands. Unkured will be playing all new material and Lysura will have new music as well. So if you love true metal I expect to see you there!"
Tour dates are as follows:
May 9th, Cleveland OH-Taxidermy Palace
May 10th Pittsburgh PA-TBD
May 12th Brooklyn NYC-The Acheron
May 13th Cambridge MA-Middle East
In further UnKured news, the band recently streamed their EP "As Reality Melts" at You can check out the stream

JEREMY IRONS & THE RATGANG MALIBUS: Full Album + Video From Psychedelic Space Rock Perpetrators Now Playing At The Obelisk

In celebration of tomorrow's official unveiling via Small Stone Recordings, today the volume peddlers at The Obelisk offer up a full stream of Spirit Knife, the newest full-length from Swedish psychedelic space rock perpetrators, JEREMY IRONS & THE RATGANG MALIBUS, alongside the official video for first single, "Wind Seized."
Dubbed "a blissful mixture of Soundgarden at their grooviest and Pink Floyd, creating a terrific album of sunny day, top down, cruising music," by Mass Movement, Spirit Knife was recorded at Puch Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, mixed by Viktor Källgren, produced by the JIRM collective and mastered by Chris Goosman (Early Man, Sasquatch, Dixie Witch, Solace et al) at Baseline Audio Labs in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Boasting an overwhelming deluge of guitar passages that rattle, roll, shimmy and soar with oceanic reverb that coil around thrumming keys and mesmerizing Motorik drums to incite cyclical hypnosis for protracted song-suites, JIRM achieves optimal tantric tension and release through sound. Envision Jeff Buckley jamming with Can, and you'll have a fair gist of the fantastic voyage that awaits the armies of the Spirit Knife; an album that finds JIRM rekindling their time-traveling communion with vintage psychedelia and Krautrock, while expanding on the sonic palette revealed by the ensemble's past full-lengths, Elefanta and Bloom.

BENEATH: The Barren Throne Now Playing In Its Entirety At Metal Hammer; Release Day Looms

With its official detonation now less than twenty-four hours away, the crypt keepers at Metal Hammer bring extreme metal fans the sordid sounds of The Barren Throne, the latest long player from Iceland-based death metal leviathans, BENEATH, in its entirety.
Formed in the winter of 2007/2008, the members of BENEATH have all been active in the Icelandic metal scene for some years, with current and former connections to Sororicide, Changer, Atrum, Azoic and Diabolus. Following their live debut supporting The Black Dahlia Murder in January 2009 and winning the inaugural Icelandic finals for the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle, BENEATH became the first Icelandic band to perform at the Wacken Open Air festival in August 2009. More festival appearances followed, amongst others Death Feast Open Air in 2010 and Neurotic Deathfest in 2011. In February 2010, BENEATH released their debut Hollow Empty Void EP on Mordbrann Musikk which landed them a union with Unique Leader Records.

CULT LEADER and YAUTJA to continue the East Coast leg of the U.S. tour

LIONS OF TSAVO: Texas Metal/Sludge Trio Continues Spring Tour; Hear the Complete Album

Following the release of their Traverser LP via Toxic Assets in November, Austin's caustic sludge metal trio, LIONS OF TSAVO, continue to tour the American landscape in support of the album. The band is currently embarked on their latest trek with another five cities still in its path, including Atlanta this evening, April 28th, and Birmingham, Jackson, Shreveport and Dallas next to get slammed this week LIONS OF TSAVO plow homeward.
LIONS OF TSAVO Spring Tour [remaining dates]:
4/28/2014 529 Bar - Atlanta, GA
4/29/2014 The Forge - Birmingham, AL
4/30/2014 TBA - Jackson, MS
5/01/2014 Fatty Arbuckle's - Shreveport, LA
5/02/2014 Chichen Itza - Dallas, TX
After a long absence between releases, LIONS OF TSAVO returned with their long and winding third full-length manifesto, Traverser. While not far-removed from the attack shown on Firelung, the band splices in more breathing space in the newer material, and matched with their torrential onslaught of amplification, their debilitating, diverse alloy of metallic sludge is unquestionably more devastatingly memorable on Traverser. Eviscerating landscapes through blood spitting riffs and mind altering psychedelics, Traverser is both destruction and redemption incarnate; a conceptual album where the music, lyrics and artwork align, and cannot be separated. Washington-based Toxic Assets released the album on CD in November, while a vinyl edition remains on deck for release later in 2014.
Additional upcoming LIONS OF TSAVO live actions will be continually announced into the Summer months. In the meantime, stream all of Traverser

symphonic black metal from Armenia: Ghoulchapel

The band has a single from 2013, a full-length album from 2013 and a single from 2014. Fans of new bands and symphonic black metal should be interested in Ghoulchapel's music. You can hear the music for yourself here. Get in contact with the band if you like the music and support metal from Armenia.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

from Angola: NEBLINA

Neblina says that they a new album coming up soon. They have been around since 2000 and have an album from 2006 called "Innoncence Falls in Decay." Let's hope that we can all hear the new album soon! Meanwhile, hear what they have done so far.

FREE album of death metal from the state of Illinois, U.S.: Darkfall

This is the track list for the Darkfall album, a free name-your-price recording. This is the band's third album. See below and listen for yourself how this Illinois band plays metal.
1. Omega 02:59
2. Ascension Protocol 04:45
3. The Road Not Taken 00:58
4. Massive Dynamic 03:36
5. Fire and Ice 04:39
6. ZFT 04:44
7. Life Unworthy of Life 03:02
8. Replicant 03:59
9. Bergquist 02:58
10. Bregna 04:36
11. Odyssey Dawn 02:33
12. In Vain 08:39

Sweden Rock Festival

Sweden Rock Festival

Denmark's melodic heavy metal veterans Pretty Maids tours Europe

APR 30TH Burglengenfeld (DE) VAZ
MAY 1ST Siegburg (DE) Kubana
MAY 2ND Milano (IT) Live Music Club (Frontiers Festival)
MAY 4TH Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
MAY 5TH Hamburg (DE) Fabrik
MAY 6TH Aschaffenburg (DE) Colos-Saal
MAY 7TH Osnabrück (DE) Lagerhalle
MAY 9TH Andernach (DE) JUZ
MAY 10TH Burgrieden (DE) Riffelhof
MAY 11TH Augsburg (DE) Spectrum
MAY 12TH Praha (CZ) Retro Music Hall
MAY 15TH Velden am Vörthersee (AT) Bluesiana
MAY 16TH Telfs (AT) Rathaussaal
MAY 17TH Kalovy Vary(CZ) Lidový Dům
MAY 31ST Århus (DK) Metal Royale
JUN 5TH Sölvesborg (SE) Sweden Rock Festival
JUN 6TH Horsens (DK) Fængslet - supporting Aerosmith
JUN 7TH Gelsenkirchen(DE) Rock Hard Festival
JUN 14TH Esbjerg (DK) Esbjerg Rock Festival
JUN 14TH Haslev (DK) Haslev Festdage
JUN 28TH Kavarna (BG) Kavarna Rock
JUL 18TH Stockholm (SE) Väsby Rock Festival
AUG 6-10 Skanderborg (DK) Smukfest
AUG 8TH Snina (SK) Rock Pod Kamenom
AUG 15TH Kalundborg (DK) Kalundborg Rocker
AUG 21ST Rottweil (DE) Ferienzauber Festival with Bonfire
OCT 25TH Nottingham (UK) Firefest

OBSCENE EXTREME 2014 July 16 - 20, 2014 TRUTNOV - Battlefield CZECH republic

JULY 25: King Diamond @ Gröna Lund

May 3: Dark Funeral på Klubben Stockholm

July 4th: Releasefest: IXXI - Skulls n Dust, Support: Cursed 13 & Skogen @ En Arena Globen

BEHEXEN - 20th Anniversary Tour and first USA appearances ever, along with special guests and fellow Finland-ers SARGEIST embark on a 2 week Tour from Coast to Coast

Doomed in New York: MARTYRDOOM FESTIVAL (NYC), JUNE 27th- JULY 1st 2014

Destroying Texas Fest 9 Saturday, May 17

Sadistic Intent from California
Morgengrau from Austin
Inverted Trifixion from Maryland
Nethermost from Laredo

Metal Church remaining shows in Europe

April 27 Dynamo Club Eindhoven, Netherlands
June 20-21 Dokkem Open Air Raard, Netherlands
June 27 Basinfirefest Spalene Porici, Czech Republic
June 28 Tuska Open Air Helsinki, Finland
June 29 Graspop Metal Meeting Kastelsedijk, Belgium

grind hobos The Drip to play Seattle May 4

Saturday, April 26, 2014

NUCLEAR WAR NOW! FEST VOLUME 4 November 7th and 8th 2014

Nuclear War Now! Productions and Iron Bonehead Records continue the campaign of terror known as the Nuclear War Now! Fest. Begun in 2009, the fest has become a mainstay of the international underground metal scene.
More details here:

in case you missed it: DEATH, ‘LEPROSY’ REISSUE STREAM

WHITECHAPEL Our Endless War Full Album Stream Available; Tour Upcoming

Starting now and for a limited time only (Ends Monday at 11:59 PM) Our Endless War will be streaming exclusively at
WHITECHAPEL w/ DevilDriver, Revocation, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil and Fit For An Autopsy

GREY SKIES FALLEN Streams The Many Sides Of Truth At GunShyAssassin Days Before Release

Just a few days out from its official release date of April 29th, GREY SKIES FALLEN is now offering their entire The Many Sides Of Truth through metal portal GunShyAssassin

metal jokers ANVIL footage of Texas show

Fuglymaniacs has footage of metal jokers playing in Houston, Texas here at

Friday, April 25, 2014


Rhapsody of Fire will be touring in Asia as headliners in 2014.
11.06.2014 Club Quattro Osaka Japan
12.06.2014 Shibuya O-East Tokyo Japan
14.06.2014 Mao Live Club (CHN) Shanghai China
15.06.2014 Yu Gong Live House (CHN) Bejing China

EXCEL: California Crossover Crew To Reissue Debut Split Image Via Southern Lord This August

Following their 2013 reunion, California hardcore/thrash metal crossover act, EXCEL, has since teamed up with Southern Lord who will now be reissuing their debut album, Split Image, this Summer.
Having their 1984 formation, EXCEL released three studio albums as well as a number of demos and singles. Equally influenced by punk rock and heavy metal in both attitude and delivery, the band's rabid musical approach and intelligent lyrics set them apart as a genre-defining act of the era. Produced by Randy Burns (Death, Possessed, Megadeth, Kreator, Suicidal Tendencies), Split Image was originally released through Suicidal and Caroline Records in 1987, and has since remained widely regarded as an elemental release as part of the '80s crossover explosion.
The upcoming Southern Lord reissue of Split Image will contain bonus material, including the Sonic Decapitation, Personal Onslaught and Refuse To Quit demos, their Welcome To Venice and Thrasher Magazine compilation tracks, plus alternative album cover art and a photo booklet which has never been previously released. It marks the first time the record shall be available on vinyl since it was originally released in 1987. EXCEL will also be releasing a replica of their second demo, Personal Onslaught, as a limited edition preorder item, also including their third demo Refuse To Quit on the b-side.
The current EXCEL lineup -- Dan Clements on vocals, Shaun Ross on bass, Mike Cosgrove on drums and Alex Barreto on guitar -- will continue this new chapter of the band, and will cross the continent to play an East Coast showcase at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar on Tuesday June 17th.

LORD MANTIS Peels Off Their Death Mask With Invisible Oranges; Album Out On Tuesday; Chicago Record Release Mayhem Happens Tonight

With just days until the LORD MANTIS contagion wipes us out, Invisible Oranges and BrooklynVegan are now streaming Death Mask...
For all venturesome adrenaline hunters in the area, LORD MANTIS will storm the Cobra Lounge on their hometown turf for a Death Mask record release show tonight, Friday, April 25th. Rounding out this gnarly gala will be Murmur, Abigail Williams and Terminate, the latter two also containing members of the MANTIS collective.
Additional LORD MANTIS' tour dates including an East Coast Run to Martyrdoom in NYC to perform alongside Mournful Congregation, Lycus, Vilkacis and Evoken on July 1st will be announced shortly.
LORD MANTIS Live: 4/25/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL - Death Mask Record Release Show w/ Abigail Williams, Murmur, Terminate
7/01/2014 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY @ Martyrdoom w/ Mournful Congregation, Lycus, Vilkacis, Evoken

GRAVES AT SEA: Portland Doom Kings Stream Title Track From This Place Is Poison; European Takeover With Sourvein Underway

GRAVES AT SEA are currently leveling stages across Europe alongside fellow riff-worshippers Sourvein. The band will soil twenty-four municipalities in total with the march coming to a close at Heavy Days In Doomtown in Denmark on May 3rd.
GRAVES AT SEA Spring European Invasion
w/ Sourvein [remaining dates]
4/25/2014 Heretic Club - Bordeaux, France
4/26/2014 Le Klub - Paris, France
4/27/2014 DesertFest @ The Underworld - London, England
4/28/2014 The Lughole - Sheffield, England
4/29/2014 The Roadhouse - Manchester, England
4/30/2014 Music City - Antwerp, Belgium
5/01/2014 Magasin 4 - Bruxelles, Belgium
5/02/2014 Hafenklang - Hamborg, Germany
5/03/2014 Heavy Days In Doomtown - Copenhagen, Denmark

DENVER BLACK SKY Announces Its Second Edition Of Live Debauchery

Following a hugely successful debut last December, the bringers of DENVER BLACK SKY are pleased to announce their second edition of live debauchery! Crowned "Colorado's Best Metal Festival" by Denver Westword, this year's DENVER BLACK SKY event will take place August 2nd and 3rd again at the Gothic Theatre and Moe's BBQ and feature another vicious lineup.

"DIY Death Metal Festival" Kill-Town Death Fest V in Denmark, September 2014

Kill-Town Death Fest V has the following news:
The time has come to reveal the first announcements for the Kill-Town Death Fest 2014, the 5ft edition of this international underground Death Metal celebration!
As always, we’ve done our best to gather some of the very finest of what the current death metal scene has to offer and compile it into 4 days of absolutely ear-mangling, throat-slashing and gut-maiming death metal madness!
The dates for the Kill-Town Death Fest V 2014 will be from September 4th – 7th.
Like the previous 4 editions, the festival will kick off with a warm-up show on the Thursday at the venue Loppen, in Copenhagen’s freetown Christiania, then continue with 2 days of pure Death Metal insanity in all of its various forms at the main venue,Ungdomshuset, and then finish off with our Doom Death / Funeral Doom themed day “Gloomy Sunday” at Ungdomshuset. A way we feel perfectly closes the chapter of yet another brutal weekend of sonic ear terror.
The first band announcement (in alphabetical order) is the following:
AUROCH (can) – First European show ever!
BöLZER (ch)ÖLZER/108657105834227
CENTINEX (swe) – First announced comeback show after an 8 year hiatus!
DETEST (dk) – Returning from the dead, first proper show since the 1990′s!
IMPRECATION (us) – First European show ever!
KRYPTS (fin)
MITOCHONDRION (can) – First European show ever!
RITUAL NECROMANCY (us) – First show in Europe ever!


News from Kreator. -- Following the release of last year’s highly acclaimed and critically hailed live DVD/Blu-ray »Dying Alive«, German thrash metal giants KREATOR now announce a tour for November/December 2014, leading the true „hordes of chaos“ throughout Europe as headliners, and with them a real high class selection of bands.
Joining KREATOR for the upcoming live shenanigans are Polish label mates VADER, Swedish death metal masters ARCH ENEMY and German thrash veterans SODOM.
Frontman Mille Petrozza comments: "A lot of our European fans voiced their discontent over the fact that the band hardly does European club tours – apart from our festival shows. In 2013 we were mainly busy playing for our fans overseas. We want to change this now. In time for the reissues of »Endless Pain«, »Pleasure To Kill« and »Extreme Aggression« in all kinds of formats – finally on vinyl again too - we`ll end the »Phantom Antichrist« tour cycle in Europe with a massive string of shows. This will be your last chance to see KREATOR live in clubs for quite a while, because we`ll be busy working on a new album in 2015 and only play carefully selected shows. Right now we`re working on a new multimedia stage show and we`ll also have a bunch of surprises in the setlist. Our friends of ARCH ENEMY are part of the trek to present their new album »War Eternal«, and so will VADER and our old companions SODOM. This tour will be KILLER!!!“
Check out this killer package at the following dates:
26.11.2014 FR – Lyon, Le Transbordeur *
27.11.2014 FR – Istres, L´Usine *
01.12.2014 FR – Toulouse, Le Bikini *
02.12.2014 FR – Paris, Le Bataclan *
04.12.2014 NL – Tilburg, 013
05.12.2014 DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
06.12.2014 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
07.12.2014 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
08.12.2014 DE – Hamburg, Docks
09.12.2014 DE – Berlin, Huxleys
11.12.2014 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
12.12.2014 DE – Geiselwind, Eventhall
13.12.2014 DE – München, Tonhalle
14.12.2014 CH – Pratteln, Z7
16.12.2014 UK – Leamington, Assembly Rooms *
17.12.2014 UK – Bristol, Academy *
18.12.2014 UK – London, The Forum *
19.12.2014 UK – Manchester, Academy *
20.12.2014 IR – Dublin, Academy *
21.12.2014 UK – Glasgow, QMU *
22.12.2014 UK – Newcastle, Academy *
*without SODOM and VADER

Thursday, April 24, 2014

FULL OF HELL: East Coast Tour With Column Of Heaven & Nyodene D Underway; European Assault With D.O.C. Confirmed

FULL OF HELL Tour w/ Column Of Heaven, Nyodene D:
4/24/2014 123 Niagara - Buffalo, NY w/ Gas Chamber
4/25/2014 MIT Senior House - Boston, MA w/ Cleansing Wave
4/26/2014 AS220 - Providence, RI w/ Fucking Invincible, Cleansing Wave
4/27/2014 Silent Barn - New York, NY w/ The Communion, Skullshitter
4/28/2014 The Gütah - New Brunswick, NJ w/ Fleshtemple, Old Wounds
4/29/2014 Golden Tea House - Philadelphia, PA w/ Backslider
4/30/2014 La Casa - Washington, DC w/ D.O.C.
5/01/2014 The Shop - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Slices
5/02/2014 Yonka House - Detroit, MI w/ From Hell, Sender Receiver
5/03/2014 Soybomb - Toronto, ON w/ Wastoids, Cvntpvnt
FULL OF HELL European Tour w/ D.O.C.:
6/03/2014 TÞM - Reykjavik, IS*
6/04/2014 Gaukur Á Stöng - Reykjavik, IS*
6/06/2014 Underwerket - Copenhagen, DK
6/07/2014 Blitz - Oslo, NO
6/08/2014 Bersund Strand 43 - Stockholm, SE
6/09/2014 KF Stationen - Örebro, SE
6/11/2014 Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE
6/12/2014 Trauma - Marburg, DE
6/13/2014 Grinding Delémont Fest - Delémont, CH
6/14/2014 P.M.K - Innsbruck, AT
6/15/2014 Freakout Club - Bologna, IT
6/16/2014 MKI Mansarda - Lendava, SI
6/17/2014 Rogoz - Varazdin, HR
6/18/2014 Gozsdu Manó Klub - Budapest, HU
6/19/2014 Das Bach - Vienna, AT
6/20/2014 Punx Picnic - Wroclaw, PL
6/21/2014 Chmury - Warsaw, PL
6/22/2014 Rozbrat - Poznan, PL
6/23/2014 Koma F - Berlin, DE
6/24/2014 Chemiefabrik - Dresden, DE
6/27/2014 Unicorn - London, UK
6/28/2014 TBA - Birmingham, UK
6/29/2014 13th Note - Glasgow, UK
6/30/2014 Head of Steam - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
7/01/2014 Kraak Gallery - Manchester, UK
7/02/2014 Static - Swansea, UK
7/03/2014 Edge of the Wedge - Portsmouth, UK
7/04/2014 Het Bos - Antwerp, BE
7/05/2014 Dynamo - Eindoven, NL*
*No D.O.C.

CHTHONIC: Taiwanese Metal Collective To Kick Off North American Tour As Part Of Paganfest 2014

DEAD IN THE MANGER: Black Metal/Grindcore Cult Streams 20 Buck Spin Debut EP At Metal Insider

TOUR NEWS: CANNIBAL CORPSE announces full European tour for the fall with label mates REVOCATION and AEON

FREE EP of "melodic and growl metal" in Spanish from Spain: DISPLAY

"En la eternidad" is the title of this name-your-price recording of over 25 minutes. The quality of the recording is good and the band knows its skills very well. I would think that those into Soilwork would enjoy the music. It seems to me that Display has put together a rather impressive recording, in the sense of catchiness. It's a solid start for Display, who have only this recording so far, as far as I can tell. If you speak Spanish, great, and if you do not, that's great, too. At the end of the day, Display is about the language of melodic modern metal.
1. Preludio
2. Adicto
3. Sedientos de poder
4. Nada que perder
5. Imperfecta Màquina
6. Adrenalina
7. En la eternidad
8. Outro

FREE EP of death/thrashing metal from Canada: Meggido

The six-song, almost-half hour EP launches an uptempo/midtempo energy of song-oriented heaviness, somewhere around the Pantera/Sepultura and Death/Obituary vibe; very direct, for immediate impact, but Meggido is not about speed, it's about heaviness, riffs, grooves and metal that's not too mathematical or confused about its own direction. "Old school" might not be a bad term here, and the recording is good quality, too. Check it for free name-your-price status at the link below. Metal Archives says that this is the band's first recording, and it's a good start.
1. Skeletal Remains
2. Unsound
3. Dead and Gone
4. Pillars of Perception
5. Legions of Dissent
6. Exalted

FREE album of "melodic, metalcore-ish prog metal" from Germany: Phase Shift

"Lack of Silence" is the album called and it's 44 minutes. This free name-your-price album shows the band combining several genres, I think, and it's not so easy to put the band in one single category, although prog is probably the most correct. The band also shows that this is only the beginning for them, even though they have been around a while. The sound appears to be in flux all the time, so we'll have to see how things go from here. Progheads who like to hear new bands, here's one that you probably have not heard before.

FREE album of groove thrash metalcore in Spanish: Puah (Venezuela)

This free name-your-price album is called "Kharma" and it is almost an hour of music, 14 songs. The music sounds reminiscent of the energy of 90s successful names in groove metal, with the more recent metalcore sound injected. If metalcore and 90s groove metal is your area, then perhaps you would enjoy a band from Venezuela doing a new take on it and in Spanish, although knowing Spanish is also not necessary to understand the groove.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"progressive melodic death metal" from Andorra: Persefone

Persefone has been active for over a decade and has four full-length albums. The band is musically ambitious and progheads into modern prog with growled/melodic vocals should check into this band.

upcoming shows for the anarchopunk crust Cetascean (Canada)

Upcoming shows:
May 2nd (regina)
MAYDAY FESTIVAL - w/ rehashed, druidus, rebel spell + more
May 23+24
Mount Elgon 20th Anniversary w/ Haggatha (bc), Bridgeburner (bc)
CDN/US TOUR July 3 - 21st
july 3 - mpls
july 4 - appleton
july 5 - milwaukee
july 6 - chicago
july 7 - detroit
july 8 - columbus
july 9 - pittsburgh
july 10 - baltimore
july 11 - philly
july 12 - nyc
july 13 - providence
july 14 - boston
july 15 - pei
july 16 - halifax
july 17 - montreal
july 18 - montreal
july 19 - ottawa
july 20 - toronto
july 21 - hamilton

FREE name-your-price EP of crust: Cetascean (Canada)

If you are friendly to left anarchopunkcrust noisiness then come and get it.

FREE EP of beer-drinking party pirate folk metal: Code of Nelson's Folly (Croatia)

Cheer up, the metal pirates are here to entertain you with song and merriment. There are many a treasure to be found. These pirates want you to dance and drink. Only one rule: no sad people allowed. Be pirate and get this music for free (unless you want to donate something, of course).
This what happens to people when they listen to pirate metal.

Epica (Holland) and Dagoba (France) to tour Europe

Epica (Holland) and Dagoba (France) to tour Europe

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NEWS: heavy metallers Panndora (Brazil) upcoming shows

Panndora has these upcoming shows: 01/05/14 - Maringá-PR, MPB Bar 03/05/14 - São Paulo-SP, Estudio Espaço Som
Go here for more information.

NEWS: EYEHATEGOD's Self-Titled New Full-Length Is Here

Go here for more info.

The doom of Obelyskkh (Germany) convinced me quickly.

Obelyskkh: Hymn To Pan (Exile On Mainstream)
Would you say that heavy stoner growl/melodic doom is your bag? The vibe is both stoner doom with growling, and traditional doom elements, including melody, and spacey/psychedelic components. The album shows a lot of work put into it; five songs over eight minutes, and the last, sixth track over 20 minutes. What the band also does that is different is that they have lots of uptempo-ish vibes, and that’s not normal in doom; so, it’s actually rocking doom. It’s a heavy-duty guitar tone, but the music sounds like fun, and rocking, which, again, it’s not what one thinks of with doom.
The vocals can sound kind of shouty at times, kind of punky, but switch to melodic vocals, too; not quite “smooth singing,” but surprisingly melodic and fitting, and providing a nice contrast with the other styles of vocals. After some 40 minutes, then it’s time for the last song, which is technically over 20 minutes, but these guys could be a bunch of jokesters, though: the first three minutes are music, then some seven of ambient/spacey sounds, then back to the main of the song; and towards the end, the psychedelia trippiness returns big time.
Doomheads that have not checked out this band should put this one on the list. Looking for doom that shows good songs and a good doom production? Seek.

FREE death metal EP from Morocco/Switzerland: Blasphemyth

Blasphemyth: “Blasphemous Hordes of Obliteration”
The EP is a quick intro and one song proper. Leaning more on the “old school” side of death metal, the song has a very moshable, headbangable quality to it. The drumming is simple and direct, uptempo and fast, along with solid low growling, mixed in with a bit of shrieking. I hope this song is the beginning of more of what the band will be bringing in the future. The first link is how I got the EP; I hope it works for you, too. email:

When was the last time you heard a metal band from Andorra? progressive metal: NAMI

Nami has two albums: "Fragile Alignments" from 2011 and "The Eternal Light of the Unconscious Mind" (2013).
Fortunately for us, the band has the two albums for people to listen to at Bandcamp. The sound quality of the recordings is good, so no worries there. The music takes a bit to understand because it's not "instant gratification" metal or anything like that, but the band obviously has good songs and has plenty of talent, too.
Get in touch with this band!!

raw, garage demo of traditional heavy metal from Mexico: Dyon

This demo is very raw and unpolished, but look it, they play traditional, screaming heavy metal and have their hearts in the right place. Plus, it's not another band with another angry dude screaming yelling growling about how much he "hates" this or that, blah, blah, blah. Dyon wants to play singing heavy metal and that's not a bad thing, not a bad thing at all.

I'm warning you, child, we are getting weird experimental accordion ritualistic screaming fury "black metal"sounds: Nashmeh

Don't you dare click on the links below!!!!!! You stay away from this! Mind your own business, child. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. You hear me? We are in the super weird zone with Nashmeh, which is sounds that only a few people will like.
OK, so, you don't follow instructions very well. You will end up clicking on the links. Say, after you listen to this, what do you really think? Did you listen to it for real or did you run away after 1 minute? What happened to you? What do you think about Nashmeh?

it's time get weird experimental with "supergroup industrial rock":CORRECTIONS HOUSE: "Last City Zero"

Drum programming and saxophones and screaming. Poor me, I don't even know what is going on. I am not qualified to talk about this, so I will let you--if you like "supergroup industrial" music--to seek for yourself. This is a "supergroup" that, according to Metal Archives, is made up of people from Neurosis, Eyehategod, Minsk and Yakuza.

Monday, April 21, 2014

support this prog metal band from Algiers, Algeria: RiverGate

support this prog metal band from Algiers, Algeria: RiverGate
The melodic, prog metal band RiverGate has an EP called "Enter the Gate." You can hear songs by RiverGate at this location. Remember: it is important to get in touch with metal bands and tell them that you like what they are doing. I'm sure RiverGate would love to hear from you and your support for their metal in Algeria.
1. Enter the Gate instrumental
2. Leaving as Blind
3. Chains of Memory
4. Runaway
5. Talking to Raven
6. Tears of the Machine
7. Runway (acoustic version)