Friday, November 30, 2012

EVOCATION Unleashed New Video "Divide and Conquer"

Borås, Sweden, Death Metal Band EVOCATION has posted a new official video clip for the song "Divide and Conquer" taken off of the newest full-length entitled "Illusions of Grandeur" released on September 24th, 2012 through Century Media Records. The video can be seen below.

1. Illusions of Grandeur
2. Well of Despair
3. Divide and Conquer  
4. Perception of Reality  
5. Metus Odium  
6. I’ll Be Your Suicide 
7. Crimson Skies 
8. Into Submission
9. The Seven Faces of God 
10. Final Disclosure


GRUESOME STUFF RELISH, who recently signed with FDA Rekotz, have posted a brand new track off their forthcoming album, Sempiternal Death Grind. The song, entitled "S.O.S.," is now streaming at this location

There is an abundance of (early) CARCASS worshiping bands around the globe, but there are three that posses the same old, rotten spirit and the same musically quality like the UK cult band. General Surgery, Haemorrhage and the Spanish gore-hounds known as GRUESOME STUFF RELISH. On previous releases the band showed us the direction straight to the crypt to your most horrible nightmares with a stunningly intense brand of classic Death Metal and gory Grindcore. After two full length albums and various split releases it's time for album number three - Sempiternal Death Grind. This is the most intense and creepy material the band has written to date.

The album will be released on January 25th. 2013 on CD, LP (three different versions) and Digital Download. The DIE HARD LP version will be limited to 50 copies only, clear vinyl + poster + CD version !!! The GORE-HOUND LP version will be limited to 150 copies in red vinyl + poster. The third LP version, called CRYPT, is limited to 300 copies on black vinyl. 

An official video-clip for the track "Desecrated" will be up next week, we'll keep you informed!

Pre-sale for the album starts on Thursday, December 6th. Be there, place your order or suffer in pain!

1. A Date With Fulci
2. Desecrated
3. Deadlicious Feast
4. S.O.S.
5. They Are The Plague
6. End Is Near
7. They Follow Your Scent
8. Became A Zombie
9. Gruesome Stuff Relish
10. Sex Drugs & Grind
11. In Death We Breath
12. Scratching The Violet Velvet

STEEL ASSASSIN replaces October 31 at Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air

Cincinnati, Ohio.  Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is very privilaged to announce that the long time Brockton, Massachusetts Heavy Metal band, STEEL ASSASSIN (currently signed to Germany's High Roller Records) will be replacing October 31 who will not be appearing at next year's Warriors of Metal Fest VI Open Air due to previously unforeseen other performance opportunities. 

Steel Assassin's Phil Grasso (bass) and Kevin Curran (guitar) jointly state: "Steel Assassin is honored to perform at the Warriors of Metal Fest VI Open Air in 2013.  Having released "Metal of Honor WWII" in 2012, it is important for us to bring our tribute to the Greatest Generation to American True Metal Fans.  Of the 418,500 U.S. military personnel killed in action in World War II,  16,828 hailed from the great state of Ohio.  Performing songs from Metal of Honor will be our tribute to them.  We are planning on performing songs from our War of the Eight Saints and In Hellfire Forged albums as well.  The festival promises to be a truly memorable and powerful event that we look forward to with great anticipation."

Festival organizer, Datis Alaee adds: "I'd like to thank Anthony Nichols of Meliah Rage for referring us to Steel Assassin whom the Metal fandom recognizes as one of the early Massachusetts Heavy Metal scene's flag bearers of Traditional & True Metal.  This late addition to our 2013 lineup brings the total number of bands to an unprecedented and record breaking 7 bands from 1 state who will join forces for the "Massachusetts Metal Invasion of Ohio" which is the theme for Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air to take place on June 28th & 29th at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio next year!"  Tickets for the 2013 festival are now on sale at the following link:
Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kreator: New Video Unveiled "Civilization Collapse"

Germany's thrash metal export no. 1, Kreator released their new music video, this time for the track "Civilization Collapse." The song belongs to the album "Phantom Antichrist," released this year. Check it out below.

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DESERTED FEAR Release Video for "Field of Death"

Germany's rancid death metallers DESERTED FEAR have released a video for the song "Field of Death," off their debut album, My Empire, which was released earlier this year by FDA Rekotz. 

Check out the video below. 

Influenced by the Death Metal spirit of the early 90s, DESERTED FEAR takes murderous command on this brutal and catchy mix of classic American and Scandinavian Death Metal on My Empire. Mixed and mastered by DAN SWANÖ at Unisound Studio, this album is a mandatory purchase for fans of IMMOLATION, early MORBID ANGEL, and DISMEMBER. Get some!

"My Empire" Tracklisting
01. Intro
02. The Battalion Of Insanities
03. Pestilential
04. Nocturnal Frags
05. Morbid Infection
06. The Black Incantation
07. Scene of Crime
08. Field of Death
09. My Empire
10. Bury Your Dead

WEEDEATER: Several Hours Of Benefit Fund For Sick Friend Remaining

Until Midnight EST tonight, North Carolina sludge merchants WEEDEATER are donating all sales from their merch store to their good friend who is battling cancer.

From the band:


Weedeater and the fine folks at Shirtkiller are donating 100% of ALL profits from anything sold at the Weedeater online store linked below until midnight.

We will bring the proceeds directly to Chuck at the benefit show Sat Dec 15 at Orton's in Wilmington NC, so help us make that check a big one! We will also bring a few other limited items down to the show to raffle off. 
THANK YOU to anyone that has already made a purchase since we started the sale. We hope to see lots more where that came from!”

HIGH ON FIRE: "Fertile Green" Video

California, United States, Stoner/Doom Metal Band HIGH ON FIRE has posted a new official video clip for the song "Fertile Green".  The track comes off the group's newest studio album, "De Vermis Mysteriis" recorded in Salem, Massachusetts' GodCity Studios with producer and CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou and released on April 3 through eOne Music. The video can be seen below.

"De Vermis Mysteriis" track listing:
01. Serums Of Liao
02. Bloody Knuckles
03. Fertile Green
04. Madness Of An Architect
05. Interlude
06. Spiritual Rites
07. King Of Days
08. De Vermis Mysteriis
09. Romulus And Remus
10. Warhorn

CLAMFIGHT: New Jersey Sludge Squad Deliver New Tune Via Stereokiller

Slammin’ sludge squad CLAMFIGHT will deploy the latest in their arsenal of rifferey in the form of the quartet’s second full-length, I Versus The Glacier on January 22nd, 2013 via New Jersey-based The Maple Forum, the official label imprint born of admired webzine/music community The Obelisk.

Recorded by Steve Poponi at Gradwell House Recording in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, as was CLAMFIGHT’s 2010 debut Volume I, the thundering nine-track attack of I Versus The Glacier magnifies the band’s signature blend of sludge, thrash, and doom.

Today, as the label makes the album available for fans to preorder ultra-early – as CLAMFIGHT albums are indeed on everybody’s Christmas lists – the fine individuals that man the help at online music community Stereokiller have hosted an exclusive stream of the second track from I Versus The Glacier.

Go forth rocking hard as hell to “Sandriders” at Stereokiller RIGHT HERE.

Those in the vicinity of Wilmington, Delaware can catch CLAMFIGHT’s last show of 2012 this Saturday, while additional live excursions are devised preceding album’s release date in January and throughout 2013.

12/01/2012 Mojo 13 - Wilmington, DE w/ Blackhand, Infernal Overdrive, Crobot, Wasted Theory

GOD SEED Premieres "Alt Liv" Video

Today Metal Injection offers up the official North American premiere of GOD SEED’s “Alt Liv” video. Produced by Mats Willassen in the depths of the Norwegian wilderness, “Alt Liv” comes off the band’s recently released I Beginfull-length and truly encompasses the ambiance and spirit of the track.
Check it out at THIS LOCATION.
Additionally, the video is being premiered at in the UK, in Germany and in France!
Among the most anticipated black metal releases in recent memory, I Begin was unleashed stateside on October 22 through Indie Recordings and continues to earn hails and horns domestically and abroad. Revolver commends the album in a 4/5 review saying: “Rather than put out more Burzum-influenced black-metal backwash, they’ve interpolated elements of gloom-rock, prog, and even experimental electronics into their classic-black collages, and, as improbable as it may seem, the variety works,” notes: “The craving to experiment is obvious throughout, with warm vintage tones clashing with icy avant-hues. Yet the album’s adventurousness never obscures its pitch-black heart; GOD SEED ensures the frosty assault of black metal is accentuated in any eccentric diversions,” while Blistering adds: “You couldn't necessarily find the GOD SEED dudes at fault for wanting to continue down the (left-hand) path walked during their time with Gorgoroth, yet I Begin will enter the win column because of its unpredictable nature. In essence, the ‘70s vibe put out coalesces with the bleak and bloody black metal of Gorgoroth's ‘00s output, and when you stop to compare the respective albums, is probably better than what Gorogorth was putting out a decade ago.” Exclaim agrees: “I Begin is an ambitious and powerful debut, which builds on the foundation of the band members' notable pedigrees, but is also not content to rest on those laurels, pushing beyond the comfort zone of their rasping, bombastic black metal past into something more intricate.”
The album’s first single, “This From The Past,” premiered via esteemed music portal, Pitchfork. If you missed it, check it out HEREGOD SEED is currently on the Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour 2012 alongside Cradle Of Filth. See remaining dates below. GOD SEED features within its ranks Gaahl, King Ov Hell, Geir (Dimmu Borgir), Lost (Grimfist), Sir (Trelldom, Djerv) and Kenneth (Motorpsycho) and I Begin is the first studio album King and Gaahl release together since Gorgoroth’s Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam.

GOD SEED – Creatures From The Black Abyss European Tour 2012 w/ Cradle Of Filth [remaining dates]:

11/29/2012 Rockstore – Montpellier, France
11/30/2012 Santana 27 – Bilbao, Spain
12/01/2012 Capitol – Santiago De Compostela, Spain
12/02/2012 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal
12/04/2012 La Riviera – Madrid, Spain
12/05/2012 Salamandra – Barcelona, Spain
12/07/2012 Musichall – Geiselwind, Germany
12/08/2012 Matrix – Bochum, Germany
12/09/2012 Z-7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
12/11/2012 Meet Factory – Prague, Czech Republic
12/13/2012 Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, Slovakia
12/14/2012 Theaterfabrik – Munich, Germany
12/15/2012 Schlachthof – Wels, Austria
12/16/2012 C-Club – Berlin, Germany
12/19/2012 Forum – London, UK

EARTHEN GRAVE: Chicago Doom/Metal Rockers Announce New Drummer

Chicago’s EARTHEN GRAVE welcomes Chris Wozniak (Lair of the Minotaur), as the band’s new drummer. Wozniak replaces previous drummer Scott Davidson.

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Chris "Woz" Wozniak has performed on drums in a variety of rock, folk, and metal bands for over 20 years. He has played with local acts Trifog and Blood of Martyrs, and is currently the drummer for national acts I Klatus and Lair of the Minotaur. In reference to LOTM’s 2008 release War Metal Battle Master, Decibel Magazine described Woz as being "skilled at treating his drum kit like trash cans that must be killed." It’s this very intensity which made him the perfect fit for Chicago’s epic doom collective.

Bassist Ron Holzner will be guest DJing on Diane Farris' Peer Pressure segment of her radio program on WFMU TODAY (Thursday, November 29th). Listeners will be able to ask Holzner questions via the live interactive playlist. Holzner's appearance is scheduled for 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST. WFMU can be heard on 91.1FM in NYC and East/Central NJ, 90.1FM in the Hudson Valley, Lower Catskills and Western NJ, and worldwide streaming on An archive of this program will be permanently available by later Thursday evening.

EARTHEN GRAVE will perform a Full on Metal show at the Double Door in Chicago this Friday, November 30th, and in June comes Days of The Doomed 3 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with additional live actions to be confirmed in 2013. Stay tuned.

11/30/2012 The Double Door – Chicago, IL w/ Red Rebel County, Skank, The Root Cause, Bill Ura Dik [info]

DEHUMANIZED Release Controlled Elite; Announce Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit Show

For the first time in 14 years, NYC death metal squad DEHUMANIZED has unleashed an album upon the masses. 

Controlled Elite, which features guest appearances from SUFFOCATION's Terrance Hobbs and Frank Mullen, is now available through Comatose Music. The band recently teamed up for an exclusive premier of the song "Root of Evil," which features a guitar solo from Terrance Hobbs. Check it out at this locationControlled Elite can be purchased online at

DEHUMANIZED has announced a string of live dates for December, including a benefit show for Hurricane Sandy relief on Friday, December 21st at Broadway Bar in Amityville, NY. The show, presented by TC Productions, also features WITHOUT REMORSE, TORN CONSTELLATION, VINCENT PRICE IS RIGHT and IN THE PATH OF TITANS. Cover charge is $10 with food/clothing donation or &12 without. All funds and donations will go to benefit the Long Island victims of Hurricane Sandy. 


December 8th @ The Morgan - Brooklyn, NY - CD Release Show
December 15th @ Harper's Pub - Clementon, NJ - South Jersey Metal & Hardcore Fest
December 21st @ Broadway Bar - Amityville, NY - Hurricane Slamdy Relief Benefit
December 22nd @ O'Brien's Pub - Allston, MA 

For details visit

The history of DEHUMANIZED dates back to the mid-90s, an era that saw the rise of several legendary New York death metal acts, not the least of which included SUFFOCATION, INTERNAL BLEEDING, and PYREXIA. In 1998 DEHUMANIZED released their debut album Prophecies Foretold. The album was a savage crash course into the classic style of New York slam death metal. As a result of this impressive release they are now considered by many as one of the bands who helped define and shape the undeniable sound and feel of New York death metal. After reforming last year, DEHUMANIZED inked a multi-album contract with Comatose Music and have since been bulldozing their way back onto the US death metal scene. Controlled Elite was recorded at Full Force Studio in Long Island, NY and engineered by Joe Cincotta.

NEUROSIS: New Stateside Live Actions Declared

NEUROSIS has this week disclosed details on new pending live actions across the country in support of Honor Found In Decay.

Newly locked-down NEUROSIS performances are now set to take place late this year into the first week of 2013 in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Seattle, with tickets for all three shows set to go on sale this Friday, November 30th. Direct ticket links for these shows are posted below, and even more additional tour actions for the group will be announced in the days ahead.

Following their massive, recent release show for Honor Found In Decay in Oakland, this week the collective have traversed the Atlantic for two special UK performances, at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas hosted by Steve Albini’s band Shellac, followed by a show in London with support from Godflesh.

As critical acclaim of Honor Found In Decay continues to pour in, extensive and in-depth coverage from respected outlets including a feature on the band’s most detrimental influences at Spin, as well as a massive installment of The Out Door at Pitchfork, not to mention dozens of new reviews praising the album have posted. This follows the main cover feature from Decibel Magazine, the main cover feature of The Aquarian Weekly and outstanding new live footage from the Honor Found In Decay record release show.

UK Honor Found In Decay Performances:
11/30-12/02/2012 ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas – Camber Sands Holiday Camp, England [info]
12/02/2012 HMV Forum – London, England w/ Godflesh [info]

*NEW - Honor Found In Decay American Live Actions:
12/29/2012 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA [info]
1/04/2013 Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA [info]
1/05/2013 Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA [info]

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Female Fronted Metal Band FACE OFF Sign with Maple Metal Records

Female fronted alternative metal band, FACE OFF have inked a deal with Maple Metal Records of Toronto, Canada.

Their debut album “The Colour of Rain” will be released worldwide through the label in early 2013.  The album art and release date have yet to be announced. The album preview can be listened below.

Serbian based FACE OFF, were established in 2006 by vocalist Marija Kovacevic and guitarist Stefan Vitasovic.  FACE OFF are currently a quartet, rounded out with bassist Stanislav Stanojevica and a new drummer to be determined later.  FACE OFF have already won a few band competitions in their native homeland, toured across Serbia, been broadcast by national radio, and performed on Serbian national TV in their short career.

The 9 tracks on their debut album ‘The Colour of Rain’ were recorded in Music Studio Novicic, RS from 2011 to 2012 by producer Vladimir Novicic.  The album was recorded with their previous line-up of Marija on vocals, Stefan and Miroslav Veselinovic on guitars, Danilo Svorcan on bass, and Milos Branisavljevic on drums.

FACE OFF have commented as been influenced by Lacuna Coil, Evanescence, Killswitch Engage, In Flames, Deftones, and Within Temptation.

The track listing for ‘The Colour of Rain’ is as follows:
The Colour of Rain
Dream Chamber
Close enough
War against War
The Innocence
Lost in Translation
The End

A ‘Live performance’ promo clip of FACE OFF can be seen below.

For more info on FACE OFF: 
Photos and info on Maple Metal Records:

In-Quest signs with Morbid Management

Belgian progressive death metallers IN-QUEST have inked a deal with the metal band management agency Morbid Management (SAILLE).

Commented IN-QUEST guitarist Douglas Verhoeven: “We are very happy with this news. We can't wait to release our new material!"

Stated Morbid Management band manager Willem Van Maele: “I’m honored to announce that from now on I will be representing IN-QUEST. When I discovered metal I visited IN-QUEST gigs on a monthly basis, working with them is a huge chance for me!"

IN-QUEST is currently in the studio recording their 8th album. The follow-up to 2009’s “Made Out of Negative Matter” is being recorded at Split Second Sound studio with producer Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES).

MiQe Löfberg – Vocals
Douglas Verhoeven – Leads
Gert Monden – Drums
Korre Lauwereins – Rhythms
Frederick Peeters - Bass

Serments : New album release

As previously announced, SERMENTS, five-piece rock/metal band from Paris, France has just released its new digital album on Bandcamp.

With their first 5 tracks-EP "Gone away" , completely autoproduced and released in 2008, Serments went on stage with bands such as Lunatic Age, Hey Hey My My, Devianz or Madame de Montespan,…Produced by Christian Carvin (Eths), "Utopia", the debut full-length album has been released on 2009 and revealed a skillful mixture of a furious, clear and confident voice, heavy riffs tinged with melancholic atmospheres, which make of this first album a key element enabling the band to suggest a music rich in feelings.

Well determined to show all the strength of their universe and all the energy emanating from the combo when on stage, Serments presents today its brand new album called "Erotic drive" for digital in 3 versions - black (for the violence face of the band), white (for the ambient one) and color (for both faces), each one with a different bonus track. 

All the versions of "Erotic drive" are available from now on legal download and full streaming on Bandcamp. Pick your choice!

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DEMON LUNG Signs To Candlelight

Candlelight Records today confirms the worldwide signing of DEMON LUNG. The Las Vegas-based quartet, featuring guitarist Phil Burns, bassist Patrick Warren, drummer Jeremy Brenton, and vocalist Shanda Fredrick, is scheduled to begin recording of their full-length debut at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, High on Fire, Eyehategod) in the coming weeks. It is anticipated for a Spring 2013 release date.
Metal Hammer called the band’s self-released 4-song demo Pareidolia, “earthy yet horror-themed doom metal a la Candlemass with an Acrimony Groove.” The magazine calls Fredrick a “wild-eyed, satanic songstress.” Popular music and film site Ave Noctum notes, “DEMON LUNG has a deft touch and solid sound. Their music is clearly from the soul. Fair to say they are a welcomed addition to the ranks of the doomed.” Teeth of the Divine adds, “Fredrick has the requisite sultry pipes that keep a steady, hazy tone. She has a deep, bluesy voice that fits the languid music perfectly.”
The band comments, “we are very honored to join the Candlelight roster. To be included among such talented artists is very humbling, and we thank the great people at Candlelight for giving us the opportunity."
DEMON LUNG has shared the stage alongside Pentagram, High on Fire, Jucifer, Witch Mountain, and Castle and will resume performing once recording has been completed.
A video for the song “Lament Code’ is available below. The clip was directed by Dustin Mills, the mastermind behind The Puppet Monster Massacre.

KONGH debuts song from "Sole Creation" album

Swedish Doom-Rock-Sludge Metal outfit KONGH have premiered a new song at YouTube. First 7 minutes of the title track of band's newest album "Sole Creation" is streaming below.

"Sole Creation" (cover below) will be coming to shops on the 5th of February in Europe and 19th of February in North Amercia on Agonia Records. The 3rd album from will consist of 4 new tracks and 45 minutes of music, with a guest appearance of John Doe from Craft. The album was recorded at Teknikkompaniet (Vetlanda, Sweden) by Peter Lundin; mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult Of Luna fame. KONGH's front-man, David Johansson, commented:

"After a very long time of hard work, this album is finally ready for release. We couldn't be more happy with the way it turned out and I really think it is the best Kongh material so far. For our old fans, I am pretty sure it will be well worth the wait and I also think it holds great potential to satisfy a bunch of new listeners. In my opinion, the album is more dynamic and has much more emphasis on melodies than our previous works. At the same time it maintains the harshness and it's undoubtedly the heaviest slab of metal we've done as well."

Track-list for Sole Creation is as follows:
1. Sole Creation
2. Tamed Brute
3. The Portals
4. Skymning

"Sole Creation" will be available for exclusive pre-orders on CD and Vinyl on the 12th of December via Agonia Records Webshop.

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THINNING THE HERD Drop Intoxicating Video From Upcoming Album

New York City rock/sludge trio THINNING THE HERD have unfurled a brand new self-released video from their pending third full-length, Freedom From The Known, the album recorded over the Summer by Steve Albini.

With December 21st, 2012 now confirmed as the street date for Freedom From The KnownTHINNING THE HERD’s psychedelic self-released video for the opening track from the album, “Never Wanted,” brings some fun and shame and good old fashioned filth back to rock without a dribble of pretentiousness. Stated stoner/rock/metal portal The Obelisk about the new visual depiction of the track: “Some videos just have it all, man. Drug innuendo, psychedelic booty dancing, a swirling drummer, tripped out ’90s-type digital effects, Orange stacks, the Buddha. The list goes on.”

Observe for yourself with “Never Wanted” below.

As with all previous releases from THINNING THE HERD, Freedom From The Known will be set loose on the band’s own Saint Marks Records.

12/08/2012 Trash Bar – Brooklyn, NY @ Dime Bag Tribute w/ members of Soulfly