Oakland, California extreme metal band ALL SHALL PERISH has begun working on their fourth album and follow up to their 2008 release Awaken the Dreamers. Guitarist Ben Orum had this to say about the bands new material:
“After two very successful tours at home and abroad, we are now home writing the new ALL SHALL PERISH record! The writing process is flowing very naturally, and so far the material itself is very impressive. It is safe to say this will be one of the most aggressive, epic, groovy records we have ever written. I can not wait to start playing this material live”
ALL SHALL PERISH recently parted ways with original drummer Matt Kuykendall. The group stated at the time, “It’s always tough to part ways with a long-time member and friend, but it was absolutely necessary in order to maintain forward progress.” A four-minute video message introducing new drummer Adam Pierce can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuPW0B_1K5w.
The new album will also mark the recording debut of guitar virtuoso Francesco Artusato from Treviso, Italy. Examples of his playing may be found here http://www.myspace.com/francescoartusatomusic
Awaken The Dreamers, the third full-length album from Oakland, California-based extreme metallers ALL SHALL PERISH, sold just under 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 126. The follow-up to “The Price of Existence” was recorded once again at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland with producer Zack Ohren (LIGHT THIS CITY, DECREPIT BIRTH).
When asked what the lyrical content of the new album is….
“It’s the words. The words, that the singer sings…that’s the lyrical content, as is with most albums.”
Regarding GWAR’s Jimmy Fallon appearance:
“So Fallon stepped up to bat and said, “no one will take them? I’ll take them!” Like the fat kid picked last for soccer, we finally got picked after 25 years, and fatter then ever.” Regarding his home planet “cholesterol”:
“Why am I violent now?! Because of the way the people treated me on my own planet. (in tears…..)”
“Zombies March” video was shot on location at The National in Richmond, VA by acclaimed Fangoria Director Dave McKendry.
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Bloody Pit Of Horror comes out today and you can get it at LoudTrax.com for the low low price of 6.66! LoudTrax will also be running a contest to win a GWAR pack including 1 pair of drum sticks signed, Guitar & bass picks, 2 tour shirts, 2 T’s, 1 tour poster signed by the whole band and slaves and 1 signed drum head art work!
It has been 25 years since the heavy metal holocaust known as GWAR burst upon our world in an explosion of blood, guts, and screaming steel. In this time they have revealed themselves not only as the un-disputed masters of “shock rock”, but also as an international cultural icon that has both touched the lives, and in some cases ruined the clothing, of many thousands of people. Often copied, never tamed, GWAR has set a standard of consistency in their work that is unmatched in rock and roll history. This year sees GWAR release their 12th original album, GWAR’s Bloody Pit of Horror, and continue in their non-stop tour schedule until the world is finally brought into groveling submission.
GWAR are still touring for the release “Bloody Pit Of Horror”, which came out today! See below for rest of tour dates:
GWAR Tour w/ The Casualties, Infernaeon, Mobile Deathcamp
10/29 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
10/30 Detroit, MI Harpo’s
10/31 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
11/02 Dallas, TX House of Blues
11/03 Little Rock, AR The Village
11/04 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
11/05 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/06 Austin, TX Waterloo Park – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Second Leg Of Tour w/ The Casualties, Infernaeon, Mobile Deathcamp
11/08 Lawrence, KS Granada
11/09 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
11/10 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
11/11 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
11/12 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
11/13 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
11/14 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
11/15 San Diego, CA House of Blues
11/16 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
11/17 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
11/18 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
11/19 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
11/20 Bend, OR Midtown Music Hall
11/21 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
11/22 Pomona, CA The Glass House
11/24 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
11/26 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
11/27 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
11/28 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
11/29 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
12/01 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre
12/02 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/03 Regina, SK Riddell Centre
12/04 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick Centre
12/06 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
New Jersey’s progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X are pleased to announce their headlining North American tour featuring Seattle’s Nevermore, Soilwork from Sweden, Boston‘s Powerglove, and Blackguard from Montreal. The trek will launch on April 21st in Philadelphia and wrap-up on West Springfield, Virginia on May 22nd.
Exclusive pre-sale tickets are available now at EnterTheVault.com. V.I.P. tickets/packages are available for select shows and will include early entry and a Meet & Greet. After December 1st, tickets can be purchased via regular ticketing outlets.
Confirmed dates for SYMPHONY X’s headlining tour are as follows:
04/21/11 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
04/22/11 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
04/23/11 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
04/25/11 Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
04/26/11 Salle Albert Rosseau – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
04/27/11 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/29/11 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
04/30/11 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
05/01/11 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
05/02/11 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
05/04/11 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO
05/06/11 Showbox – Seattle, WA
05/07/11 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
05/08/11 The Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
05/10/11 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
05/11/11 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
05/13/11 Trees – Dallas, TX
05/14/11 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/15/11 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
05/17/11 The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
05/18/11 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
05/19/11 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
05/20/11 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
05/21/11 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
05/22/11 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
SYMPHONY X are currently recording their Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2007’s Paradise Lost, which has sold over 60,000 copies in North America.
Brooklyn, NY native Sal Abruscato – who played drums on three TYPE O NEGATIVE albums: Slow, Deep & Hard, Origin Of The Feces and Bloody Kisses, as well as four LIFE OF AGONY releases: River Runs Red, Ugly, River Runs Again and Broken Valley – is now the singer, songwriter and guitarist for A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH.
Joining Sal in A Pale Horse Named Death is fellow Brooklyn resident, producer, engineer and musician Matt Brown.
Sal and Matt are currently in the midst of negotiations with several record companies, to determine which label will release And Hell Will Follow Me – the debut album from A Pale Horse Named Death.
GOD DETHRONED - "Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross"
Mighty Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have announced that Bravewords.com will be premiering the second track from Under the Sign of the Iron Cross, Storm Of Steel! The song perpetuates Henri Sattler’s lyrical WWI theme and describes what it was like to go over the trench and be a part of a charge in the war of attrition style warfare for which WWI was best known. Musically, the song is just as much of a barrage of steel and iron to aurally represent the machine gun and artillery fire experience! Listen to Storm Of Steel now at Bravewords.com HERE!
Under the Sign of the Iron Cross, the bands 9th album, was recorded at the Soundlodge Studios in Leer, Germany.
Comments singer/guitarist Henri Sattler: “Musically the new album turned out to be one of the most extreme records we ever did. Nevertheless with the very recognizable God Dethroned hooks present in all the songs.Producer Joerg Uken outdid himself this time, because our new album is in my opinion the best produced album we ever had. Extremely raw, heavy, but crystal clear and super dynamic at the same time.”
‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’ track listing:
1. The Declaration of War
2. Storm of Steel
3. Fire Storm
4. The Killing is Faceless
5. Under the Sign of the Iron Cross
6. Chaos Reigns at Dawn
7. Through Byzantine Hemispheres
8. The Red Baron
9. On Fields of Death & Desolation
GOD DETHRONED is:
Henri “T.S.K.” Sattler – vocals and lead guitars
Henk “Henke” Zinger – bass
Michiel “Mike” vd Plicht – drums
Danny Tunker – guitars
‘Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross’ will be released the 19th/22nd of November 2010 via Metal Blade Records in Europe and the 23rd of November in North America!
Brooklyn, New York-based triple-guitar led sludge merchants HULL recently came out of hiding to play a surprise CMJ performance with Kylesa at Public Assembly on their home turf. The crushing performance brought with it an unexpected, brand new, as-yet-untitled track from the band’s upcoming full-length. Check it out HERE.
HULL have been holed up at an undisclosed location working on the follow-up to their Sole Lord debut, issued via The End Records in 2009. The unsung five-piece’s difficult-to-pinpoint but ultimately all-consuming brand of post-hardcore/sludge metal continues to draw praise from the masses. Metal Hammer said the band sit, “…somewhere between the somnambulant art metal of Neurosis, the clattering abrasive prog of Mastodon and the raging doom rock of High On Fire,” while a Sole Lord review from The Sleeping Shaman insists, “HULL can barely be contained within the confines of a mere CD, their ideas, energy and exuberance flow forth and threaten to break free and cause all manner of trouble.” Added The Dreaded Press: “Because you can hear as clear as day that HULL have no shortage of musical skill available to them, not just in the guitar work and drumming but in their ear for song structures that keep things moving, making shifts from down-tuned bludgeon to gentle clean-tone tapping lines or subtle tonal swells seem not just effortless but utterly appropriate.”
HULL‘s sophomore full-length will be co-produced by Brett Romnes (who played drums on the band’s long coveted Viking Funeral EP, initially self-released in 2007) and mixed by Bill Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Neurosis, EHG, Melvins et al). A May 2011 street date is expected.
Check out additional footage of the band playing “Viking Funeral” (Movement #2) HERE.
Further updates on HULL‘s recording process will be announced in the coming weeks.
New York, NY, November 8, 2010….EMI Label Services is once again bringing metal to the masses with an extensive new retail program known as The Metal Crew. This will include online, retail and consumer components aimed at spreading the word about some of EMI’s heaviest metal acts. The campaign will work with retail to create ongoing discounts, official seal of approval stickers and better placement for their legendary list of metal labels including: Century Media, Nuclear Blast, Earache and Candlelight along with Season of Mist, Willowtip and Crash Music.
In addition to the retail elements, The Metal Crew will have an interactive web home for fans and industry alike. Metal heads will be encouraged to visit the website for news and reviews about upcoming releases, behind the scenes footage of some of metal’s top artists and a comprehensive look at all things metal for each month – including a list of where you can buy new metal releases.
The Metal Crew will build upon EMI’s already storied history of supporting the genre and serve as a lead in to their popular March is Metal Month campaign, which has become an event in itself for both retail and metal heads. Sarah Wefald, Senior Coordinator of Customer Marketing for EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution said “Obviously we love metal, so it was really nice to see the hard work pay off with March is Metal Month for the last two years, with fans and record stores coming together to spread the good word of metal. We hope this new way for everyone to interact will make it even better.”
Century Media’s Vice President of Sales, Andrew Hosner, adds “Century Media is excited that metal will finally be getting the retail recognition it so richly deserves in the form of The Metal Crew. The Crew will help to bring metal fans together and make it easier for them to track down and support the latest releases from some of the best metal labels the world has to offer.”
The Metal Crew’s website will launch on November 9th, featuring Dimmu Borgir, Kylesa, Daath, and King’s X as November’s Crew. The Metal Crew will not only be the best new spot to read up on metal’s top stories, but will also create discounts and other great initiatives for your favorite artists. Raise your horns to salute EMI Label Services and check out http://www.themetalcrew.com for more info!
Hate Eternal is working on their fifth studio album (second for Metal Blade Records) and follow up to Fury & Flames once again at Erik Rutan’s own Mana Recording Studios. JJ Hrubovcak has been added as the band’s bassist and the devastating combo of Erik Rutan on guitar and Jade Simonetto on drums is at work once again. The album promises to be one of the most intense death metal albums of 2011.
Front man Erik Rutan offers the following update: “The band has been locked up in Mana Recording Studios doing pre-production for the past 2 months, finishing up songs that we have been writing over the last year in between tours and albums that I’ve produced, and we feel we have come up with one of Hate Eternal’s heaviest, most twisted, evil, melodic, and insane albums yet.
It was my goal to expand upon what the band has done in the past, and add new dynamics and twists to the traditional, dissonant Hate Eternal style, yet keep it in the same vein. It took the three of us really pushing ourselves, and digging deep into the essence of who we are as musicians and writers and players to create something very unique and special. We cannot wait for everyone to hear what we have in store. Look out for updates from the studio over the next few months.”
Head over to the premier horror movie site Bloody Disgusting to check out DAWN OF ASHES’ first production video for the track Transformation Within Fictional Mutation off the band’s Metal Blade debut, Genocide Chapters. http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/music/1145
DAWN OF ASHES shot the video just weeks ago with director by David H. Greathouse (special effects master, film director, and music video director behind Mushroomhead’s videos), which was produced by Robert Kurtzman’s (KNB EFX founder, special effects legend, director) PRECINCT 13, who also handled the special effects. DoA shot on location at the Bissman Building in Mansfield, Ohio, which is widely rumored to be haunted and was recently featured on an episode of the Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters.
In other news DAWN OF ASHES hits the road next week as a part of the Darkness Reborn Tour featuring Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved, and Blood Red Throne!
11/05 Worcester, MA The Palladium
11/06 Albany, NY Northern Lights
11/07 Towson, MD Recher Theater
11/08 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
11/13 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/14 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/15 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
11/16 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze 11/18 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
11/19 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
11/21 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater 11/22 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
11/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
11/24 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
11/26 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
11/27 Pomona, CA The Fox Theater
11/28 San Francisco, CA The Regency Grand Ballroom
11/30 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
12/01 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
12/02 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
12/03 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
12/04 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
12/06 Dallas, TX House of Blues
12/07 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/09 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
12/10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
12/11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom 12/12 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
12/13 Montreal, QC Metropolis
12/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial
Japan’s premier Extreme Metallers, METAL SAFARI celebrated its 5th year anniversary and the release of their second album “Prisoner” by playing a 2-hour set in Tokyo on Saturday, October 30th. As if to coincide what’s being held on the other side of the Pacific (Dimebash), they played a medley of PANTERA songs, whom they cite as one of their biggest influences. A fan-filmed video can be seen below:
Their new single “How to die.” from the same concert:
As previously informed, the drummer YAZU recently inked an endorsement deal with MAPEX Drums (Chris Adler (Lamb of God), Aquiles Priester (ex-Angra, Hangar), Gregg Bissonette, John Boecklin (DevilDriver) Moe Carlson (Protest The Hero) and Dani (ChthoniC) among others), and this was one of the very first shows he played their drum kit in front of the audience.
Milwaukee metal/hardcore band Cause For Revelation have debuted their new video for the track, “Destroying Recollections”, which can be viewed here…
The video was directed by Jason Meudt and Emmet Austin of Vision 4 Films (Megadeth, Lazarus AD, GWAR, Dirge Within, Hellyeah, Slayer). “Destroying Recollections” is the first single featured from Cause For Revelation’s latest album, “Resurrecting The Hostility”.
The Swedish hellfire horde DEMONICAL have issued the following statement:
We have set “DEATH INFERNAL” as the title for our upcoming third full-length album. Some of the chants tentative to be included are:
“The Arrival of Armageddon”
“All will Perish (The Final Liberation)”
“March for Victory”
“From Northern Shores”
Final tracklisting to be presented later.
The album is currently being recorded. mixed and mastered at Necromorbus Studios in Alvik, Sweden, under the leadership of Sverker Widgren, front commander of DEMONICAL. December 31st is set as the deadline for the recording, the curse will then be released upon mankind in April 2011 through Cyclone Empire. Exact release date tba.
Other individuals taking part in the creation of “DEATH INFERNAL” are Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media and photographer Soile Siirtola.
“DEATH INFERNAL” will be a lethal dose of fast Stockholm-style old-school death metal mixed with more epic and cold elements, hence creating the most deadly and victorious soundtrack for the upcoming downfall of Mother Earth.
The album will be supported by a headlining tour across European soil during May 2011.
Chicago-based independent label PLANET METAL is proud to announce its first label showcase, presented in partnership with the ongoing “Metal Up Your Tap” series at Red Line Tap. Appropriately titled “Planet Metal Up Your Tap”, the show will take place on in Chicago on Saturday, November 27, 2010. In addition to label giveaways and intoxicating beer specials, Chicago-area maniacs will be treated to sets from Planet Metal recording artists Kommandant, Wastelander, Sauron, and, making their much-anticipated live debut, Bones, all for the fan-friendly price of $5.
What: Planet Metal Up Your Tap
Who: Kommandant, Wastelander, Sauron, Bones
Where: Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood Ave, Chicago, Il. 60626
Having returned home safely from their Midwestern mini-tour, Atlanta sludge demons SONS OF TONATIUH are stoked to announce the next bout of live happenings to round out 2010 (and usher in 2011). Elaborated drummer Tim Genius: “We’d first like to report that the tour was a resounding success. Thank you in no small part to the hospitality of our label boss at Hydrophonic, the rad bands we shared bills with and the swell folks we met along the way. A special thanks is due to our driver and road-man extraordinaire, Greg who delivered us safe, if not sound. We wish the same could be said for a certain feline representative of Grand Rapids who had a bit of a run-in with our van. That part was a bummer.
So we’re back in Atlanta, and after a couple of days, we’ve got the inevitable ‘ants-in-our-pants’ associated with a post-super fun road trip. What did we do? The only thing we know to do. We booked a tour. That’s right, come January 6 SONS OF TONATIUH will be heading out for a ten-day stretch from Florida to Texas and back. And what will we do with ourselves until then? Well, how about a particular hometown gig with fellow southern teetotalers, Eyehategod? And if that wasn’t enough, what if we told you that our pals and recent touring accomplices Phobia would be there too? That’s right. Sludge legends, Eyehategod AND grind pioneers, Phobia with SONS OF TONATIUH at The Earl in Atlanta, December 4, 2010!
That’s all for now. But do yourselves a favor. Let’s see you there! Or just do it for the Mr. Wiggles.”
SONS OF TONATIUH Live 2010/2011 11/12/2010 529 East – Atlanta, GA
11/13/2010 New Brooklyn Tavern – Columbia, SC w/ Hollow Leg & Black Tusk
12/04/2010 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ Eyehategod, Phobia
01/06/2011 TBA – Jacksonville, FL
01/07/2011 Fubar – St. Petersburg, FL w/ Hollow Leg
01/08/2011 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL w/ Hollow Leg
01/09/2011 Common Grounds – Gainesville, FL
01/10/2011 TBA – Mobile, AL
01/11/2011 TBA – New Orleans, LA
01/12/2011 Emo’s – Austin, TX
01/13/2011 Dalzell House – Shreveport, LA w/ Currents
01/14/2011 The Doom Room – Vicksburg, MS
01/15/2011 JJ’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN
SONS OF TONATIUH — drummer Tim Genius, guitarist/vocalist Dan Caycedo, bassist Mike Tunno and guitarist/vocalist Darby Wilson — unleashed their self-titled debut full-length via Michigan’s Hyodrophonic Records earlier this year. Engineered by Jay Matheson (Kylesa, Black Tusk) at the legendary Jam Room Studio in Columbia, South Carolina, the crushing eight-track long player features the artwork of Rodney Githens and is available on CD as well as blue and gold-colored wax.
Swedish black/death battalion TRIDENT have unleashed the first official video from their blistering Regain Records-released World Destruction debut, for the track “Jaws Of Satan.”
“To make this video we used a good friend of ours; Carlos from Blackshadows” stated TRIDENT bassist Alexander Friberg. “He is a talented artist with a good eye for the visual. He is the guy behind Blackshadows Tattoos & Blackshadows Film Production [www.black-shadows.com]. We wanted to do a raw and rough video that suites the sound and energy of the song and I think we nailed it!”
Check out the newly completed “Jaws Of Satan” video — as well as recent live footage of the band’s first show in North America last month — HERE!