Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ALLEGAEON to release new album, "Formshifter", in May; new song available now!

Behind-the-scenes studio video also available

In January 2012, Allegaeon traveled to Southern California and entered Lambesis Studios with Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Impending Doom, Carnifex, Winds of Plague) to begin work on Formshifter. The latest album brings forward a sound that both plays off the band's previous releases mixed in with some new flavors that will be sure to enthrall old and new fans alike.

Guitarist Greg Burgess had this to say about the new album, "With "Formshifter", I think we kept the sound a lot of our fans love about us, but achieved them through certain compositional challenges. Be it style, or genre mixing, I believe that we seamlessly applied certain elements we didn't have on Fragments, and it added a color and dimension we didn't have before". Guitarist Ryan Glisan adds, "This album to me indicates the future of the band but nods to our past as well. It, to me, is more of where I have envisioned our band being since I started the band a couple years back, it relies on similar songwriting structures and musicality but adds more groove and memorable riffing than our previous efforts."

Lyrics, an oft over-looked facet of death metal is one the more interesting aspects of Allegaeon. The band crafts their prose with a bit of a different mindset - often touching on space, civilization and philosophy. Vocalist Ezra Haynes elaborates on the band's first single from the album; "'Tartessos: The Hidden Xenocryst' is definitely one that sticks out to me. I was raised on Edgar Cayce readings and tales of Atlantis. When Greg [Burgess] and I knew we wanted to touch base on an ancient civilization, Atlantis was the logical choice."

Formshifter t-shirt/CD pre-order bundles, a stream and download of Tartessos: The Hidden Xenocryst, as well as the behind-the-scenes studio video can both be seen now at

"The new face of ruthless modern death metal." Metal Hammer Magazine

Formshifter will be released on May 8, 2012 via Metal Blade Records.

WOLFBRIGADE Let Ravenous New Track Off Its Chain

Having recently signed Swedish crust punk overlords WOLFBRIGADE to the label, today Southern Lord has set loose an advance track from the crew's upcoming LP, Damned, set to hit the streets of North America on April 24th. The raging 35-minute album was recorded at renowned Gothenburg-based Studio Fredman by Frederik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Opeth) and arguably shows the band at their finest and most devastating hour, and is the first of three upcoming full-lengths set to be released via Southern Lord.

Today the world can experience a bit of WOLFBRIGADE's voracious new mayhem via the closing track to the LP, entitled "Peace Of Mind," now streaming at the Southern Lord website.

Pioneers of the Swedish d-beat/crust movement, WOLFBRIGADE have been storming the scene since 1995, initially known as Wolfpack, the outfit unleashed three LPs and as many EPs of their potent crust-inspired punk in less than five years, instantly making a massively influential impact worldwide and helping fuel an entire new wave of "d-beat" bands and scenes internationally. With some personnel changes at the turn of the century the band kicked off the new millennium under the revamped moniker WOLFBRIGADE. Since then the band's already powerful attack became even more sinister and morose, yet more aggressive and pummeling. Following four LPs and several splits and mini-releases under the WOLFBRIGADE banner since 2001, the outfit have remained at the top of their game and continue to release invigorating and demoralizing socially-aimed antagonism on a regular basis.

With select touring planned in both Europe and USA throughout 2012, and at least two more releases confirmed for release via Southern Lord, it's safe to say that we'll all feel the sting of WOLFBRIGADE quite a bit in the years ahead.

Impiety`s "Ravage & Conquer" Release date 2 April Album Artwork & Tracklisting Unveiled 2012

The Blackened Death Warbeast IMPIETY have set the latest 8th full-length album as "Ravage & Conquer".

With the entire album written, recorded, mixed and mastered over a course of two weeks, IMPIETY have once again proven to be one of the hardest working bands in the Extreme Metal scene!

The album cover artwork for "Ravage & Conquer" was conceptualized and designed by long-time Thai graphic illustrator Lord Sickness (SabbatWitchavenZygoatsis, etc).

…::: IMPIETY - "Ravage & Conquer" :::…

Ravage & Conquer Tracklisting

Revelation Decimation
Ravage & Conquer
The Scourge Majesty
War Crowned
Legacy Of Savagery
Salve The Goat

Back with a Vengeance only to assert full-scale power and domination, IMPIETY bombards the world with their 8th full length Album ‘Ravage & Conquer’. 8 songs in total, Recorded this Jan-Feb 2012 at Studio 47, Singapore. This masterpiece is not only just one of their best endeavours but the strongest one thus far! ‘Ravage & Conquer’ is savagely innovative, technical, creative and lethally charged with more death, speed and ferocity. Uncompromising and living up to it’s name, IMPIETY’s covenant of chaos, led by frontbeast Shyaithan. never ceases to deliver only the harshest and most brutal blackened death metal the world has seen, time and again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 

2nd April 2012 (Europe)
8th May 2012 (North America)

IMPIETY’s Covenant of Chaos are:
SHYAITHAN – Bass.Vocals,
NIZAM AZIZ – Lead Guitars,

IMPIETY was formed in 1990 , Singapore, under invocation from early Bathory, Hellhammer, Sarcofago and old extreme cult bands.  22 infernal years on and founding frontbeast Shyaithan on Bass.Guitars.Vomit who composes every opus the band has unleashed, continues defiantly to crush all boundaries, pushing extremity over it’s limits, conjuring much success over the course of  the band’s firm infernal dominion.
IMPIETY are infamous for their ‘raw-power’ aggressive revelations, notably hyper artillery fast drumming, violent guitar electrocution and the barbaric law made flesh of simply:  crush, kill and destroy. 21 official releases, the band has worked with record companies like Osmose Productions, Agonia Records and now with Pulverised Records. 8 Full Length Albums in total, crafted and unleashed: Asateerul Awaleen (1996), Skullfucking Armageddon (1999), Kaos Kommand 696 (2002), Paramount Evil (2004), Formidonis Nex Cultus (2007), Terroreign (2009) , Worshippers of the Seventh Tyranny (2011), Ravage & Conquer (2012).
The band’s formation bullet riddled with changes due to hardships of maintaining a dedicated and full time line-up, has taken Shyaithan across continents from Singapore, to Mexico, Japan and Italy and now since early 2012 firmly located in back in Singapore with a current 3 man regiment. The band has toured extensively over Europe/US/Mexico/Japan/Asia over the years as a powerful Headliner.
February 2012, IMPIETY officially releases under Pulverised Records it’s 8th full length Album CD titled ‘Ravage & Conquer’.  Armed with yet another brilliant manifesto of demonic savagery IMPIETY continues it’s notorious campaign of trample and conquer, exerting further it’s fierce and unmerciful domination – far throughout the Underworld.

MANILLA ROAD & HELSTAR to Headline the Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air in Ohio

Warriors Of Metal Inc. Headquarters at Amelia, Ohio. February 29th, 2012

In exactly 4 months the Epic Metal masters of MANILLA ROAD will headline the Friday night of the Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air on June 29th at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio (just 20 minutes East of Columbus, OH). Mark "The Shark" Shelton states: "We have not played in Ohio since 1988 or '89 and we're really looking forward to play at this American True Metal festival in Ohio!"

On Saturday night, June 30th, HELSTAR will return to performing in Ohio after 26 years. Last time Helstar performed in Ohio was after the release of their "Remnants Of War" album in 1986!

Tickets for this All Ages show are available for purchase at and Fest T-shirts can also be ordered ahead of time. Adult weekend passes are $50 for 1, 2 and 3 people and only $40 for each person in a group of 4 (4-Pack Tickets).

WEREGOAT's Unholy Exaltation of Fullmoon Perversity Now Available Through Dark Descent Records

Unholy Exaltation of Fullmoon Perversity from Portland-based trio WEREGOAT (featuring members of Ritual Necromancy, Aldeberan and more) is now available through Dark Descent Records. Raw and slathered in filthy reverb; Weregoat is not a cookie cutter "goat band" trying to get by on heaviness alone. Catchy riffs and cavernous vocals fill out this dirty recording that will leave you wanting more. Unholy Exaltation of Fullmoon Perversity is nearly 25 minutes of audio perversion featuring cover art by Putrid and mastered by VK. The LP version of Unholy Exaltation of Fullmoon Perversity is out via Parasitic Records. 

Listen to this perverse bastard of an album at this location

Nuclear Cunt
The Hideous Stench of Occult Slaughter
By the Light of the Moon 
Abysmal Whore
Invoke the Black Oblivion
Blackwinged Abominator
Antichrist Kommand
Nocturnal Hunt


DREAMING DEAD To Release Midnightmares On April 20th

Los Angeles-based progressive/melodic death metal act DREAMING DEAD has set April 20th as the release date for their highly anticipated sophomore effort, Midnightmares. The follow up to 2009's Within OneMidnightmares showcases DREAMING DEAD's ability to meld elements of black, death, thrash and Schuldiner-inspired progressive metal into one thought-provoking and intense sonic assault. Midnightmares was recorded in part at the band's home studio, with vocals, drums and mixing completed at North Hollywood's Architeuthis Sound. Cover artwork for Midnightmares was done by renowned artist Travis Smith (Opeth, King Diamond, Devin Townsend, et. al.). DREAMING DEAD are working with director Thomas Mignone and Peter Leininger (known for their work with Morbid Angel, Sepultura, Megadeth and many more) on a video for the track "Corpse Mtn." Details on the video shoot are forthcoming. 

Corpse Mtn
In Memoriam
Into the Abyss

On March 2nd, DREAMING DEAD will be performing at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA in support of NUNSLAUGHTER. SADISTIC INTENT, INSANITY and MUTILACION are also scheduled to perform. For more info, visit DEAD guitarist/vocalist Elizabeth Schall and drummer Michael Caffell recently hooked up with's Jimmy Cabbs to discuss Midnightmares and much, much more. Go here to listen to the podcast.

Quickly becoming known as one of metal's premier guitarists, Schall was recently asked by electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland to demonstrate their new CUBE-80XL amplifier. Check out the video at this location

Elizabeth Schall: Lead vocals and lead guitars
Michael Caffell: Drums and vocals
Juan Ramirez: Bass

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

AGRESIVA`s "Eternal Foe" New Song

Spanish heavy metallers AGRESIVA just uploaded a new song (above) called "Hell Town" taken from the forthcoming album "Eternal Foe"  recorded at “Traste Cero” studio, in Madrid, under the commands of ÁngelChocoMuñoz, mastered and edited by the well known Spanish producer Dan Díez and will be composed by the following cuts.

1) Nocturnia
2) Pale Horse (Red D´eath)
3) HellTown
4) The Glorius Revolution
5) The End Of The Game
6) Eternal Foe
7) Sent To War
8) If
9) Betrayed

The work will available in March 2012 though the label Metal Crusaders and  the e-mail address [email protected].

The cover & artwork have been done by the artist Marcos Cabrera, who has already worked before with numerous heavy metal bands from Spain and abroad. 

"Eternal Foe" follows on the band`s first demo titled  "Sent To War", released one year ago, is unavailable nowadays, except for the copies remaining in stock through the Spanish label Metal Crusaders and German label Hellion Records.


ECNEPHIAS "A Satana" New Video

Release date:December 5th, 2011
Label:Scarlet Records

1. Naasseni 00:46  instrumental
2. A Satana 04:10  
3. A Stealthy Hand of an Occult Ghost 04:34  
4. Buried in the Dark Abyss 05:20  
5. Fiercer than any Fear 03:32  
6. Voices of Dead Souls 06:16  
7. Secret Ways 03:50  
8. In my Black Church 05:04  
9. Lamia 03:28  
10. Chiesa Nera (bonus track) 05:04  

GRAVEHILL Issues Update; Announces New Live Dates

Drummer Rhett "Thorgrimm" Davis of California death horde GRAVEHILL has issued the following update, "2012 began with a line-up change for GRAVEHILL. We added two new full-time guitarists known as CC DeKill & Hell Messiah to replace Matt Hellfiend & Bodybag Bob due to their momentous schedule for EXHUMED. These new guitarists will participate in the next full length record and all live commitments for GRAVEHILL here forward. GRAVEHILL has also accepted an artist endorsement with FERNANDES Guitars ( adding a couple Elite V's to the decibel arsenal for CC DeKill & Hell Messiah, respectfully."     

GRAVEHILL Live Assaults: 

03/02/12 - Las Vegas, NV  @ Yayo Taco 
03/03/12 - Los Angeles, CA w/ NAILS @ The Black Castle 
06/21/12 -  San Francisco, CA w/ DESTROYED IN SECONDS, MORTUOUS  @ Sub/Mission 
06/23/12 - Portland, OR - GOREGON MASSACRE III FEST w/ CIANIDE, CARDIAC ARREST & more @ Garage Land (Go here for details)
06/24/12 - Oakland, CA w/ DESTROYED IN SECONDS  @ Eli's Mile High Club 
10/26/12 - New York, NY @ TBA
10/27/12 - Buffalo, NY - A DAY OF DEATH FEST w./ MUTANT SUPREMACY, CARDIAC ARREST, ABSCONDER & more @ Club Infinity (Go here for details)


PILGRIM: Rhode Island Doom Trio To Appear On East Village Radio This Tuesday

East Coast Mini Tour To Commence March 1

Rhode Island doom bringers PILGRIM will appear live on East Village Radio’s Metal Inquisition Show this Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00PM – 12:00AM EST. For the first half of the show, the band will be spinning tunes from their own playlist. During the second half, PILGRIM’s latest full-length, Misery Wizard will be played in its entirety. To hear the show, go to THIS LOCATION.

PILGRIM will be leveling the East Coast this March with their soul-searing bottom-end before making their way to Europe in May. Confirmed dates thus far are available below.

PILGRIM Misery On The Road 2012

03/01/2012 Public Assembly – Brooklyn, NY
03/02/2012 JR’s Bar – Philadelphia, PA

03/03/2012 St. Stephen’s Church – Washington DC
03/04/2012 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
03/12/2012 1624 N. Harrison St. House – Ft. Wayne, IN w/ Old Soul, Gathians, Somnambulist Red

03/14/2012 ND Studios – Austin TX (Pitchfork's Show No Mercy SXSW showcase)
05/02/2012 Betong – Oslo, Norway
05/04/2012 Heavy Days in Doom Town Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark

PILGRIM are the latest addition to the Metal Blade roster via Primordial frontman Alan Nemtheanga’s imprint, Poison Tongue Records. The doom trio consists of: Krolg Splinterfist, Slayer of Men on drums, Count Elric the Soothsayer on bass guitar and The Wizard on guitar and vocals. With a mix of destruction, misery and beauty, these young disciples of doom blend a surprisingly original sword ‘n’ sorcery feel with the classic chest-caving heaviness of the masters, Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Reverend Bizarre and Pentagram.

FDA Rekotz Teams With Give Praise Records For US Distro Deal

Underground German death metal label FDA Rekotz, the home of "dirty rotten music of metal," has joined forces with Give Praise Records to make FDA's extensive catalog of death, thrash and extreme metal titles more readily available to American fans.  FDA Rekotz product is set to arrive on US shores imminently so keep your eyes on  

FDA Rekotz has also paired with Switzerland's Non Stop Music Records for Swiss distribution. Swiss metal fans can visit for more info.  

FDA Rekotz is currently working with some of the underground's most punishing old-school death metal acts, including Dead, Entrails, Ominous Crucifix, Massive Assault, Goregast, Lifeless, Revel In Flesh and Gruesome Stuff Relish.

WYKKED WYTCH's The Ultimate Deception Now Streaming In Its Entirety

The Ultimate Deception, the brand new release from Female-fronted extremists WYKKED WYTCH, is now streaming their newest burnt offering, The Ultimate Deception, online in its entirety. Released on February 14th via Goomba Music, The Ultimate Deception has been praised by critics around the world. states the The Ultimate Deception "reigns in a manic shade of blood rage complete with head banging demonic asphyxiation," while calls the album a "raw and intelligent piece of extreme music." 

Experience the album for yourself at this locationThe Ultimate Deception is currently available for purchase at iTunes and FYE.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Job For a Cowboy - New Track Released + Cover Art

Arizona's Job For a Cowboy have announced the release of their new album, Demonocracy. The album was produced by Jason Seucof, who has most notably worked with Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium and Whitechapel.

The band are streaming a new song, “Nourishment Through Bloodshed”, via the player above. Demonocracy comes out April 10 trough Metal Blade. You can pre-order it here

CANNIBAL CORPSE: More In-Studio Video Footage Available

More video footage from CANNIBAL CORPSE's Torture studio sessions is currently viewable at their official landing page. The near-ten minute long segment documents some of the guitar solo and vocal tracking and includes a candid glimpse of vocalist Corpsegrinder’s method for loosening his vocal cords during the lengthy recording sessions at Mana Recording Studio .

The band's twelfth offering of audio molestation will be available to North American fans on March 13, 2012 via Metal Blade Records. In an 9/10 review of the record, Decibel Magazine proclaims: "As always, the band's musicianship is downright inspiring. And their songwriting has never been better."  Zero Tolerance crowned the record  "pure death metal mastery from one of the best bands the genre has ever produced," while Metal Army America adds: "The masters have turned in effort that will puzzled over, studied and followed forever."

Torture was produced by Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan at Mana in St. Petersburg, Florida as well as Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas.

Check out the new studio footage at THIS LOCATION or below.

As previously announced, CANNIBAL CORPSE's official U.S. headlining tour will commence this April. Sponsored by Metal Blade Records, Good Fight Entertainment and dB Drum Shoes, the U.S. Torture Tour 2012 will begin April 5 in Jacksonville, Florida. Support on the near month-long trek will be provided by Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn and Arkaik. In addition, the band will headline this year's edition of the Summer Slaughter Festival with official dates to be announced soon.  

CANNIBAL CORPSE U.S. Torture Tour 2012
w/ Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, Arkaik
4/05/2012 Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL
4/06/2012 The Soapbox – Wilmington, NC
4/07/2012 Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC
4/08/2012 V Club Live – Huntington, WV
4/09/2012 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
4/10/2012 The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
4/12/2012 Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT
4/13/2012 The Club At Water Street – Rochester, NY
4/14/2012 Death On The Vine Fest @ Bogart's – Cincinnati, OH w/ CANNIBAL CORPSE, The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Exhumed, Skeletonwitch, Abysmal Dawn, Hour Of Pennance, Arkaik
4/15/2012 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
4/16/2012 People's Court – Des Moines, IA
4/17/2012 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
4/19/2012 The Scene-ary – Wichita, KS
4/20/2012 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
4/21/2012 Mesa Theater & Club – Grand Junction, CO
4/22/2012 Top Deck – Farmington, NM
4/23/2012 The Rock –Tucson, AZ
4/24/2012 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
4/25/2012 Jake's – Lubbock, TX
4/27/2012 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
4/28/2012 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK w/ CANNIBAL CORPSE, Behemoth, Watain, Exhumed, The Devil's Blood, In Solitude, Abysmal Dawn, Arkaik
4/29/2012 Newby's – Memphis, TN
4/30/2012 Exit In – Nashville, TN
5/1/2012 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
5/3/2012 Double Down - Gainesville, FL 

For special Torture preorder packages, and to check out, "Demented Aggression," visit the band's OFFICIAL LANDING PAGE. And in case you missed the premiere of "Scourge Of Iron," go to REVOLVERMAG.COM.