PG.LOST Swedish Instrumentalists Stream Versus Full-Length At Decibel; Record To Drop This Friday Via Pelagic + European Dates Supporting Alcest And Mono Confirmed


“At seven songs, Versus runs the gamut from calm and serene to thunderous and powerful, hitting every point in between.” — Decibel

Long-running Swedish post-rock collective PG.LOST will unveil the breathtaking sounds of their fifth full-length, Versus, this Friday via Pelagic Records. A true post-rock masterwork, Versus is brimming with melancholic depth, emotional heaviness, and catchy musical ideas delivered as one in an incredible mass of sound. It’s sometimes easy to forget that there are only four people creating these vast orchestral landscapes.

In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is streaming the offering in its entirety noting, “The Swedish instrumentalists have an ear for creating soundscapes that serve as epic listening experiences, and with Versus, PG.LOST makes it clear that their new album is no exception. At seven songs, Versus runs the gamut from calm and serene to thunderous and powerful, hitting every point in between.”

Comments the band, “With a few albums, in hindsight we can proudly say that we’ve achieved something special with Versus and maybe for the first time in ten years we’ve created an album that sonically sounds the way we wanted it to. It’s not the typical post-rock trip but instead it’s a full-bodied intense journey with our recipe of growling bass, heavy drums and wide guitars – but this time surrounded with an electric atmosphere.”

Hear the swelling sounds of PG.LOST’s Versus at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, PG.LOST will support Alcest on Mono on select dates of their their European co-headlining tour. See all confirmed PG.LOST shows below.

PG. LOST w/ Alcest, Mono:
11/18/2016 VK – Brussels, BE
11/19/2016 013 – Tilburg, NL
11/20/2016 P60 – Amstelveen, NL
11/21/2016 Uebel & Gefahrlich – Hamburg, DE
11/22/2016 Lille Vega – Copenhagen, DK
11/23/2016 Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE
11/24/2016 Parkteatret – Oslo, NO
11/25/2016 Debaser Strand – Stockholm, SE
11/26/2016 KB – Malmo, SE
11/27/2016 Binuu – Berlin, DE
11/28/2016 B90 – Gdansk , PL
11/29/2016 Firlej – Wroclaw, PL
11/30/2016 Szene – Vienna, AT
12/01/2016 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
12/02/2016 Tabacka – Kosice, SK
12/03/2016 Rockstadt – Brasov, RO
 
Versus will be available on September 16th, 2016 via Pelagic Records on CD and 2xLP in a gatefold sleeve, printed on uncoated paper with limited edition colored vinyl available. Preorders are available now. For CD, visit THIS LOCATION, for 2xLP go HERE, and 2xLP + T-shirt bundle HERE. Fans of Mono, Explosions In The Sky, Mogwai, Cult Of Luna, EF, Caspian, and Russian Circles pay heed.

Said Echoes And Dust of the offering,Versus is a real gem of an album. There are so many facets to behold, to analyze, and to appreciate. Sometimes it is a sluggish and lumbering beast of a track with slow riffs and heavy tones. Other times, it’s got a driving beat behind it, flirting with post-metal territory. My favorite times are the cinematic passages of electronica-lead calmness, like it was a bonus track from the ‘It Follows’ soundtrack.” In a 9.5/10 review Progressive Music Planet gushes, “Where have you been all my life, PG.LOST?… Too often I think I’ve heard everything but then an album like Versus comes along and shakes me. This is how to make powerful instrumental music.Versus is without a doubt one of the better albums of 2016.” Adds South China Morning Post, “Much like sonic peers Mogwai and Explosions In The Sky, PG.LOST create haunting soundscapes through the rise and fall of dense percussion and intricate guitar play, and while they have some­times lost their way, here they have achieved a harmonious balance.”

The sound of PG.LOST is throbbing with great melancholy, but there’s also a certain element of dirty rock ‘n’ roll found deep within, as in the crushingly heavy closing section of monumental opening track “Ikaros,” in the distorted bass line kicking off the second movement, “Off The Beaten Path,” or in the huge roomy drum sound in general.

The band bought their own studio just before the recordings of Versus, which made the recording process both easier and more difficult. “It’s easy to play around too much when you don’t have studio time that is costing money,” comments guitarist Gustav Almberg. Additionally, the effect-saturated vocals, which were a trademark on previous PG.LOST releases, have disappeared on Versus, and given way to more keys and synths. “Kristian was in the middle of heavy touring with Cult Of Luna playing keys every day during that time, so he had a lot of synth-based ideas for songs. I guess this has helped us to take the band into a bit of a new direction sound wise.”

BRAIN TENTACLES Shares New Music Video For “Fruitcake” Via Clrvynt

BRAIN TENTACLES Shares New Music Video For “Fruitcake” Via Clrvynt
[photo by D. Randall Blythe]
Rising avant-garde trio BRAIN TENTACLES has just shared a new music video for their new single “Fruitcake,” taken from the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut. The clip is currently playing at Clrvynt observing of the band overall, “This collaboration between Bruce Lamont, Dave Witte, and Aaron Dallison makes music that veers from sinewy and crushingly loud to surreal and carnival-esque and back again at breathtaking speeds. Given its members’ musical reach, though, the expansive sound heard on their self-titled debut comes as no surprise.”
Comments Dallison of the visual accompaniment to “Fruitcake,” “We are super stoked at the visual splendor that Don Tyler brought to the table in the creation of this video! We hope everyone else enjoys as well.”
View the “delightfully ludicrous” “Fruitcake” video alongside an in-depth interview with Lamont and Witte who talk “great beer, great bars, and the range of music they’ve played” at THIS LOCATION.
The first new song from the album, “The Sadist,” recently premiered via Decibel Magazine and can be heard at THIS LOCATION. You can also stream the album trackKingda Ka” (which was previously released on a split with labelmates Ringworm) HERE.
Brain Tentacles will be released September 30th on CD, LP, and digitally via Relapse Records. Physical and digital preorders are available at THIS LOCATION.
The self-titled debut album from mind-melting metallic jazz trio BRAIN TENTACLES is a journey in improvised and structured experimental sound from three venerable scene veterans. Featuring Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Corrections House etc.) on horns, voice, electric piano, and synth, Dave Witte (Discordance Axis, Municipal Waste, Deny The Cross etc.) on drums, and Aaron Dallison (Keelhaul) on bass, voice, and synth, Brain Tentacles sees the three-piece weaving their way through twisted, seizure-inducing compositions that call to mind the insanity of John Zorn’s storied project Naked City and Mike Patton’s most erratic experiments. The BRAIN TENTACLES collective are masters of tension with the album moving unpredictably from mathy chaos to ponderous, juddering grooves that warp time in their wake, darting from one extreme to the other via insane rhythms and truly progressive, expansive songwriting. Occasional vocals (including a guest appearance from Oxbow’s Eugene Robinson) lend an even sharper edge to the album, which is sure to blow away fans of instrumental and vocal-driven music alike. The record was produced by Sanford Parker (Minsk, Yob, etc.) and features artwork by Jef Whitehead of Leviathan!
BRAIN TENTACLES will be supporting dissonant death metal legends Gorguts and stoner/prog heavyweights Intronaut on a month-long tour of North America this coming October. The tour will kick off in Boston on October 3rd and run through October 30th. Check out a full itinerary below.
BRAIN TENTACLES w/ Gorguts, Intronaut:
10/03/2016 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
10/04/2016 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
10/05/2016 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON
10/06/2016 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
10/07/2016 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/08/2016 Subterranean – Chicago, IL
10/09/2016 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
10/10/2016 The Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
10/11/2016 The Exchange – Regina, SK
10/12/2016 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
10/14/2016 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
10/15/2016 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
10/16/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR
10/19/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/20/2016 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/21/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/22/2016 Club Club Red – Mesa, AZ
10/24/2016 Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
10/25/2016 Dirty Dog Bar –  Austin, TX
10/27/2016 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/28/2016 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
10/29/2016 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
10/30/2016 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY

Power/Folk Band SCYTHIA Release New Track ‘Reflections’

Canadian medieval-themed power metal band SCYTHIA and Decibel Magazine are teaming up today to bring you the brand new track ‘Reflections’, cut from the band’s upcoming album …Of Conquest. ‘Reflections’ is the fourth new track released from the album, which hits stores onFebruary 25, 2014. Check out the new track at this location, exclusively via Decibel Magazine. Listen now!

 

“This track is a “one-of-a-kind track” on the record,” states guitarist and lead vocalist David Khan.  “‘Reflections’ pays tribute to the progressive styles of the early 80’s, with a good dose of powerful modern riffs.  Actually, come to think of it… this song has a lot of gems and they are all rolled into a track that clocks in at less than 5 minutes.”

 

…Of Conquest, which in addition to power and folk metal influences also includes hints of progressive and death metal, is engineered/produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Halcyon Way, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany, with co-production by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God, Fear Factory). The album is mixed by Nino Laurenne (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Kiuas, Firewind) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mastering credits go to Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Firewind, Korpiklaani,Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland.

 

Pre-order …Of Conquest now at http://scythia.bandcamp.com/releases.

 

Last week, SCYTHIA released a lyric video for the track ‘Army Of The Bear’ via BraveWords.com. Watch the video now here: http://youtu.be/U7N9oD4rivw. ‘Army Of The Bear’ and both previously released tracks ‘Into The Storm’ and ‘Bear Claw Tavern’ are also on …Of Conquest.

 

SCYTHIA will hit the road this April on a tour Canada and the Northwest U.S.! See below for tour dates and stay tuned for more coming soon.

 

SCYTHIA Tour Dates:

Apr 3: Golden, BC – Rockwater Grill

Apr 4: Vancouver, BC – Funky Winkerbeans w/ Iron Kingdom, 88 Mile Trip, Alchemy Chamber

Apr 7: Seattle, WA – Two Bit Saloon w/ Skelator, Fallen Angels

Apr 8: Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge w/ Gorgon Stare, Terraclipse

Apr 18: Edmonton, AB – TBD

Apr 19: Calgary, AB – Lord Nelson’s Pub w/ Viathyn, Enemyus, Skymir

 

 

SCYTHIA released their new music video for ‘Bear Claw Tavern’ via Guitar World late last year. The video instantly went viral with over 80,000 views in less than a month’s time. If that isn’t impressive enough, io9 called it “20 Times Better Than ‘The Hobbit’. Watch the video now, viewable via the band’s official YouTube page: http://youtu.be/pHytTKn9w70.

 

Formed in 2008, SCYTHIA’s music is recognized throughout their home country for its rich, poetic storytelling and epic melodies. A few years back, the band was nominated for the Best Metal Group/Duo for Canada’s Sirius XM Indies – Independent Music Awards, amongst other reputable Canadian metal bands. Other nominees included Bison B.C, Derelict, Devin Townsend Project andMares Of ThraceSCYTHIA delivered their first album Of War in 2010, and released an EP, For The Bear, in 2012.

 
SCYTHIA is:

Dave Khan – guitars, main vocals

Terry Savage – bass, harsh vocals

Jeff Black – keyboards, back-up vocals

Celine Derval – Drums, back-up vocals

 

 

Learn more about SCYTHIA at:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Scythiametal

Twitter : www.twitter.com/ScythiaMetal
Website : www.scythia.ca
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ScythiaBand

Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt Going “All In” With New Music

By Roadrunner Records 

Opeth mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt is interviewed in the new issue of Decibel, and offers some hints as to the direction their next studio album, which will be recorded this year, could take.

Mikael Åkerfeldt

“I have about six songs done and another two or three just started, plus a million ideas that I haven’t processed yet. Some songs are simple and stripped-down, while others are epic in the true sense of the word. Business as usual, hopefully with unusual music.” He says some songs may even feature strings. “Some of these things could easily be done with synthetic sounds or effects,” he said, “but recording the Storm Corrosion LP with Steven Wilson made me realize what a massive difference it can mean to incorporate the real shit. I’m semi-pretentious in my songwriting and sometimes I go all in. I think it’s time for ‘all in’ with strings and the full monty. Hopefully it won’t be a mess.”
Read more on Blabbermouth.
Opeth‘s 2011 album Heritage is available everywhere now—grab a copy from the Roadrunner webstore

MONSTER MAGNET Takes Decibel Magazine Flexi Series to “Infinity” and Beyond

“Wyndorf’s songs are like sci-fi adventures in the brain of an LSD-gobbling hippie”

-Decibel Magazine-

 

“Dave Wyndorf and company dial back into what made the band counterculture legends in the first place.”

-Blabbermouth-

Way back in October of 2006, DECIBEL MAGAZINE made MONSTER MAGNET‘s fantastic space rock voyage Dopes to Infinity just the 20th inductee to the Decibel Hall of Fame. The epic leadoff title track set the tone for the triumphant stoner opus, and is one of the band’s most beloved jams. Now, nearly 20 years later, Dave Wyndorf and the latest incarnation of the band revisit “Dopes to Infinity” for the Decibel Flexi Series!

 

Arriving on metallic-gold-on-green vinyl, “Dopes to Infinity (Alternative Version)” presents a more expansive, ruminative vision of the super-charged 1995 original. It’s a unique take on a classic rager, and DECIBEL MAGAZINE are the only ones who have it for you — exclusively, as always — in the February issue.

 

Subscribe to Decibel by 9 a.m. EST, Tuesday, December 4 to ensure that you’ll get “Dopes to Infinity (Alternative Version)” in the February issue.

 

MONSTER MAGNET released their critically acclaimed new album Last Patrol this past October via Napalm Records.  Last Patrol is available as a Limited Edition Digipak, which contains two bonus tracks, standard CD, 2LP and digital format.  The album is available to order on Amazon and iTunes.

 

MONSTER MAGNET are out now on their first North American tour in over 10 years!  The tour will run through December 14th in New York, NY.  Support on the tour will be come from Royal Thunder and Anti-Mortem. A complete last of dates can be found below.

 

MONSTER MAGNET‘s video for the song “Mindless Ones” was directed by Tom Scharplingand can be seen HERE.

 

MONSTER MAGNET North American Tour With Royal Thunder and Anti-Mortem:

11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

11/29: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

11/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

12/2: Austin, TX @ Red 7

12/3: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds

12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees

12/6: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

12/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

12/8: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

12/10: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

12/12: Boston, MA @ Sinclair

12/13: West Chester, PA @ The Note

12/14: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.zodiaclung.com

https://www.facebook.com/monstermagnet

http://www.napalmrecords.com

SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS: UK Hardcore/Punk Act’s First Album In Twenty-Two Years Streaming At Decibel

Them, the first LP from UK hardcore punk trio SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS, is out now via Poland’s demolition experts, Selfmadegod Records. Surging with rabid, old-school circle-pit intensity and politically-oriented, cynical and pissed-off lyrical tirades, Them dispatches twenty tracks in just over thirty minutes, resulting in one of those “get this now” releases for devotees to acts like Active Minds, Disorder, Doom, Atavistic, Electro Hippies, L’arm and Heresy.

 

Decibel Magazine is now hosting a full-on stream of the entire Them LP to celebrate its release, joined by a rapid interrogation of SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS’ percussion specialist, Ade. Check it out RIGHT HERE.

 

Pick Them up via Selfmadegod, who in 2012 also released the SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS Disgrace To Music 2xCD compilation both previous LPs and all EP and compilation tracks. Merch bundles are available now direct from Selfmadegod HERE, and Them is available digitally HERE.

 

The newest SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS LP since the Scarborough, UK-based act’s 1990-released Disgrace To Humanity, the whirlwind of old-school hardcore punk on Them is a throwback to the mid-late ’80s hardcore scene when grindcore was only beginning to take shape. Recorded by Bri Doom, of UK crust legends, Doom, Them proves that the quartet — vocalist Kai, guitarist Yaga, bassist Ryan and drummer Ade — haven’t let their guard down, and are as capable of deploying the same aggressive, ultra-fast and frenzied socio-political musical melee they did more than two decades ago.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Satanic-Malfunctions/205738386131017?fref=ts

http://www.selfmadegod.com

http://www.facebook.com/selfmadegod

http://www.selfmadegod.bandcamp.com

http://www.soundcloud.com/selfmadegodrecords

http://www.youtube.com/user/SelfmadegodRecords

GIGAN: Extreme Metal Technicians Drop Second Track Of Torment Via Revolver Magazine

Extreme metal technicians, GIGAN, offer up a second helping from their forthcoming Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science full-length, set to detonate this Fall via Willowtip Records. Recorded with renowned sound-weaver Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried At Sea, Yakuza) at Earth Analog Studios in Chicago, the eight-track offering is a unapologetically mauling, technically boundless pummel fest that’s at once musically proficient and psychologically enthralling. As such, Revolver Magazine seeks to bend your brain with second track, “Influence Through Ritualistic Projection.”

Elaborates GIGAN master of molecular meltdowns, Eric Hersemann, of the tune, “‘Influence Through Ritualistic Projection’ is the second track on Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science. The song centers around a race of beings known as the Uumpluuy that, through science and Magick, have influenced countless worlds in both negative and positive ways. They have achieved this by projecting their subconscious forms into various realms and making subtle changes in both the environment and mentalities of the indigenous races.”

Let the transformations begin. Point your browser HERE.

And if you missed it, you can still check out the otherworldly sounds of “Electro-Stimulated Hallucinatory Response,” now playing at Decibel Magazine, HERE.

The brainchild of left-handed lead guitarist and founding member Eric Hersemann, GIGANhas been challenging the mortal laws of extreme music and creativity since early 2006. Forged around the simple notion that the imagination should be art’s only limit, GIGAN’s style of creative delivery has simultaneously invoked reactions of amazement, disbelief, shock, awe and ultimately, respect.

Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super Science will be released in North America via Willowtip Records October 15, 2013. Preorder details and live assaults to be announced soon.

“The difference between them and the throng of Cynic-fellating bands that have been kicking around as of late is that GIGAN have personality beneath their guitar wanking and trippy asides.” — MetalSucks

http://www.facebook.com/Giganmusic
http://www.willowtip.com
http://www.facebook.com/willowtip
http://www.twitter.com/willowtip
http://willowtip.bandcamp.com

EVOCATION premieres cover version of CARCASS’ “Corporal Jigsore Quandary”

After releasing Illusions Of Grandeur last year to critical acclaim, Sweden’s EVOCATION is now ready to release a new EP, entitled Excised And Anatomised, featuring five cover versions of metal classics! Due out digitally on September 3rd in North America, Excised And Anatomised is available for pre-order at CM Distro on dark red vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 100 copies). See below for the EP’s track-listing:

Excised And Anatomised track-listing

Side 1:

1. … For Victory (originally by BOLT THROWER)

2. Corporal Jigsore Quandary (originally by CARCASS)

3. You Suffer (originally by NAPALM DEATH)

Side 2:

1. Enigma (originally by EDGE OF SANITY)

2. Terminal Spirit Disease (originally by AT THE GATES)

For a preview of Excised And Anatomised, please visit Decibel Magazine.com for the premiere of “Corporal Jigsore Quandary”:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-evocation-corporal-jigsore-quandary/

All songs on Excised And Anatomised were recorded at the band’s own Evocation Studios with Dan Swanö handling mixing and mastering at Unisound Studios. The cover and layout were once again created by Xaay, who previously worked with EVOCATION on their last two studio albums. The end result not only pays homage to other death metal legends, but also acts as a tribute to the scene that EVOCATION has been part of since the band’s founding in 1991.

EVOCATION live:

8.15-17.2013 — Dinkelsbühl (DE) — Summer Breeze Open Air

EVOCATION online:

http://www.evocation.se

http://www.facebook.com/evocationswe

http://www.myspace.com/evocationswe

http://www.youtube.com/evocationswe

http://www.twitter.com/evocationswe

ORPHANED LAND premieres track-by-track video on Decibel Magazine.com

Israel’s ORPHANED LAND has now premiered a track-by-track video for their new album,All Is One, on Decibel Magazine.com. To watch the video, click the link below:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/orphaned-land-all-is-one-track-by-track/

Due out tomorrow (June 25th) in North America, All Is One can still be pre-ordered at CM Distro in a variety of album formats. For another preview of All Is One, be sure to check out the following previously released album tracks:

Brother

Our Own Messiah

Let The Truce Be Known

All Is One was mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, AMON AMARTH, JAMES LABRIE, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, OPETH) and was recorded in three different countries: Israel, Turkey and Sweden. Ironically, these countries are Jewish, Muslim and Christian respectively, which strengthens the ORPHANED LAND message of unity through music. Over 40 musicians were used to flesh out the sound of All Is One, including 25 choir singers and eight classical violin, viola and cello players from Turkey.

Read on for a few international reviews of this new ORPHANED LAND classic:

“This is the mark of a band in its maturity, a sign that ORPHANED LAND will be producing great records for many years to come.” — METAL INJECTION.net

“Traditional Near Eastern modalities persistently entwine with Western chord progressions for gorgeously ornamented results.” — METAL SUCKS.net

“‘All Is One’ is an indispensable jewel revealing new subtleties with each listening; ORPHANED LAND has entered a new era of light.” — ROCK HARD (FR),#1 Soundcheck / Album of the Month

“A song like the emotional ‘Brother’ will surely be the future hymn hundreds will sing along to…” — METAL HAMMER (DE), #4 Soundcheck

“Again ORPHANED LAND managed to combine a vital message and boundless music into a compelling whole.” — AARDSCHOK (NL), #7 Soundcheck

ORPHANED LAND is happy to announce that their headlining European tour will see support by KLONE (France), BILOCATE (Jordan), KHALAS (Israel/Palestine; also known as the The Arabic Rock Orchestra), and THE MARS CHRONICLE (France). See below for all upcoming tour dates.

ORPHANED LAND live at festivals 2013:

8.9 – Brutal Assault Festival / Cze

8.10 – Artmania Festival – Sibu / Ro

8.16 – Summer Breeze Festival – / Ger

ORPHANED LAND All Is One Tour Europe 2013

9.20 – Colmar – Le Grillen / Fr

9.21 – Lille – Le Splendid / Fr

9.22 – Tongeren – Sodom Klub / Be

9.24 – Aschaffenburg – Colossal / Ger

9.25 – B – Matrix / Ger

9.26 – Hamburg – Rock N Roll Warehouse / Ger

9.27 – Kobenhavn  – Amager Bio Uniting The Powers Of Metal / Dk

9.28 – Gera – Sachsischer Bahnof / Ger

9.29 – Nuernberg – Hirsch / Ger

10.1 – Praha – Exit us / Cz

10.2 – Warsaw – Proxima club / Pl

10.3 – Krakow – Lizard King club / Pl

10.4 – Budapest – Club 202 / Hg

10.5 – Vienna – Reigen Club / At

10.6 – Bratislava – Randal Club / Sk

10.8 – Cluj Napoca- Irish Music Pub / RO

10.9 – Brasov – Rockstat / RO

10.10 – Bucharest – Silver Church / RO

10.11 – Sofia – Mix Tape 5 / Bg

10.12 – Tessaloniki – Eight Ball Club / Gr

10.13 – Athen – Kyttaro Live / Gr

10.15 – Ankara – Jolly Joker Balans / Tk

10.16 – Istanbul  – Kucukciftkik Park / Tk

10.18 – Belgrad – Dom Omladine / Srb

10.19 – Zagreb – TBA / Ct

10.20 – Maribor – Mc Pekarna Klub / Slov

10.22 – Roma – TBA / It

10.23 – Milan – Rock N Roll Arena / It

10.25 – Prateln – Z7 / Ch

10.26 – Lyon – o Totem Rillieux Mjc / Fr

10.27 – Toulon – Le Vox / Fr

10.28 – Toulouse – Connexion Live / Fr

10.29 – Bilbao – Rock Star / Sp

10.31 – Porto – Hard Club / Pt

11.1 – Lisbon – Music Box / Pt

11.2 – Madrid – Ramdall  / Sp

11.3 – Barcelona – Apolo 2 / Sp

11.4 – Montpellier – L’antirouille / Fr

11.6 – Nantes – Le Ferrailleur  / Fr

11.7 – Paris – Divan Du Monde / Fr

11.8 – Zoetermeer – Boerderij / Nl

11.9 – Apeldoorn – Gigant / Nl

11.11 – Norwich – Waterfront / UK

11.12 – Bilston – Robin 2 / UK

11.13 – London – The Garage / UK

11.14 – Manchester – Sound Control / UK

11.15 – Dublin – The Pint / IRE

ORPHANED LAND online:

http://www.orphaned-land.com 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Orphaned-Land/8776213035 

http://www.youtube.com/user/OrphanedLandTV 

http://www.orphaned-disciples.org 

http://www.myspace.com/orphanedmyspace

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PIG DESTROYER’s Prowler in the Yard Inducted Into Decibel Magazine’s Hall of Fame

The undisputed Kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER have been inducted in the prestigious Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame.  The band is being inducted for their album Prowler in the Yard that was released in July 2001 via Relapse Records.  Prowler in the Yard will see a deluxe remixed and re-mastered reissue via Relapse in the near future. The Decibel Magazine issue can be purchased HERE.

 

Decibel editor in chief Albert Mudrian spoke about the band’s inclusion in the Decibel Hall of Fame:

 

“Two cover appearances, one album of the year nod (for 2007’s Phantom Limb) and one limited-edition live flexi disc for our 100th issue show just wasn’t enough PIG DESTROYER love from Decibel. So we did the right and honorable thing by FINALLY inducting their landmark Prowler in the Yard record into our vaunted Hall of Fame. Now all that’s left to do is to get some of Scott Hull’s DNA to mix into our printer inks.”

 

Guitarist Scott Hull commented on the honor:

 

“It’s such an honor to have PITY inducted in Decibel’s HOF.  We aren’t a group of guys to look back on anything that we’ve really done, we usually just keep looking forward.  When Albert got in touch and said that he was going to induct the record, it gave Jr, Brian, and myself a chance to reflect on how much fun we were having back in 2000-2001 wihout any pressure, without any expectation . . .we were just trying to make a kick ass record for no one but ourselves.  Totally DIY, in our basement.  It’s been a long road since then. The success of PITY meant that we could pretty much keep that MO, as we have pretty much done with all our records since then.  I personally want to thank Albert, Kevin Stewart-Panko and the Decibel staff for the recognition and for the thought and care he put into the feature.”

 

PIG DESTROYER will be playing a handful of festivals this summer including Hellfest, GWAR-B-Q, Hopscotch Fest (with label-mates Inter Arma and ASG) amongst others.  A complete list of dates can be viewed below.

 

PIG DESTROYER released a never before heard EP entitled Mass &Volume.  This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan a former Relapse employee and to the loving family he left behind.  The EP is a Doom EP and the artwork was created by Arik Roper.  The EP is available for purchase at http://patlapse.bandcamp.com/album/mass-volume.  This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan’s daughter Katie.

 

PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records.  Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.  Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.  All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records hereand iTunes here.
PIG DESTROYER are available for interviews upon request.  To speak with the band, please get in touch with freeman@freemanpromotions.com.  Additional PIG DESTROYER information is available via Relapse.com and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebookpage.

 

PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:

June 22            Essen, GER                 Turock (with Misery Index)

June 23            Clisson, FR                 Hellfest

Aug 17            Richmond, VA            GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake Water Park)

Sep 05 – 07      Raleigh, NC                 Hopscotch Fest w/ Inter Arma, ASG, Sleep, Kurt Vile…
Oct 25- 27       Austin, TX                 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo’s East w/  Repulsion, Lord Dying,  Down , Pallbearer

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KALMAH: Finnish Death Metallers Post New Track Via Decibel Magazine

As the release of KALMAH’s Seventh Swamphony full-length draws near, today Decibel Magazine hurls forth a stream of second track “Deadfall” from the Finnish death metal miscreants!

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Recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi, Finland, the follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed 12 Gauge release was mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Paradise Lost, et al) and showcases the Oulu outfit’s signature brand of frantic, yet melodic death metal tempered here by a new-found epic mournfulness. Notes New Noise Magazine in an early review of the offering: “Seventh Swamphony features quality over quantity and you will be aware of that on the first listen. Never have I heard the band so supercharged and ready to slaughter as they are featured here. Even the slower paced ‘Windlake Tale’  correctly utilizes a death growl vocal approach to its melodic folk and works well as a blueprint to show Amorphis what they’ve been doing wrong all of these years. Quite simply put, Seventh Swamphony might very well be one of the heaviest folk metal albums that I’ve heard in years and should go down in the band’s history as one of their most memorable releases. Chalk another one up for victory, KALMAH. How much better can these gentlemen get?”

 

Witness “Deadfall” courtesy of Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

 

Seventh Swamphony will be released in North America via Spinefarm Records digitally on June 18, 2013 and on CD June 25, 2013. For preorders, point your browser HERE. Additionally, if you missed it, check out the heroic devastation of the band’s “Seventh Swamphony” video courtesy of Metal Injection HERE.

 

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PIG DESTROYER Streaming Decibel Magazine 100th Issue Exclusive Flexi Track

 

  

The undisputed kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER recently took part in the Decibel Magazine 100th Issue Anniversary Show.  At this show, a limited edition (1100) PIG DESTROYER Flexi was given to all fans attending the event.  The Flexi features three exclusive live PIG DESTROYER songs.  Although the Flexi cannot be purchased Decibel Magazine is giving fans the opportunity to check out the tracks on their “Deciblog”.  Listen to the stream HERE.

PIG DESTROYER will be heading over to Europe for select headline and festival dates.  A complete list can be found below.

Additionally PIG DESTROYER will be taking part in this year’s Maryland Death Fest scheduled for May 23rd –26th.   The band will also be a part of the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q in Richmond, VA on August 17th.  PIG DESTROYER will be performing alongside GWAR, Municipal Waste, COC and many more.

The band was just confirmed for the Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, NC, where they will perform alongside label-mates ASG and Inter Arma.  The fest is scheduled for September 5th – September 9th.

PIG DESTROYER released a never before heard EP entitled Mass &Volume.  This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan and to the loving family he left behind.  The EP is a Doom EP and the artwork was created by Arik Roper.  The EP is available for purchase at http://patlapse.bandcamp.com/album/mass-volume.  This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan’s daughter Katie.

 

PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records.  Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound.  Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.  All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTuneshere.
PIG DESTROYER are available for interviews upon request.  To speak with the band, please get in touch withfreeman@freemanpromotions.com.  Additional PIG DESTROYER information is available via Relapse.com and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebook page.

 

PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:
5/3: Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom

5/4: Tilburg, Holland @ Neurotic Death Fest

5/23-5/26: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest XI

6/22: Essen, Germany @ Turock (with Misery Index)

6/23: Clisson, France @ Hellfest
8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake Water Park)

9/5 – 9/7: Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest w/ Inter Arma, ASG, Sleep, Kurt Vile…

CLUTCH Graces the April Cover of Decibel Magazine

CLUTCH Graces the April Cover of Decibel Magazine!

In just two weeks from today, the long awaited new release fromCLUTCHentitled Earth Rocker will be released via the band’s label Weathermaker Music. In celebration of the album’s release the Maryland rockers are featured on the cover of this month’s Decibel Magazine. The magazine features an in-depth interview with the entire band, as well as a special column on craft beer from resident beer expert Jean-Paul Gaster. The issue has been sent to subscribers and is available on newsstands across the country. Copies of the issue can also be purchased

CLUTCH are also found on the back cover of Decibel magazine as part of Converse’s ongoing campaign with Decibel Magazine.  The photo captures CLUTCH in a live setting where the band feels most at home. This is where they draw their inspiration. A 7 minute video of the Converse, Decibel, CLUTCH collaboration can be viewed HERE.

 

CLUTCH will kick off the first leg of the Earth Rocker North Americantour March 8th in Cincinnati, OH and it runs through April 20th in Baltimore, MD.  Support on the first leg will come fromOrange GoblinLionize andScorpion Child.

The band looks forward to their two SXSW Music Festival appearances in Austin, TX this year. They will play two official “SXSW” shows.

 

The first one is theindiemerchstore.com

showcase Friday, March 15th at 1100 Warehouse. Doors open at 6:30 PM andCLUTCH will headline the show and take to the stage at 12:15 AM. Admission is free with SXSW Badge and Wristband holders. A limited number of tickets will be sold to fans at the door only.

 

The following day, Saturday, March 16th,CLUTCH will play at theConverse/Thrasher “Death Match 2013” event. This showcase takes place at The Scoot Inn and is free and open to the public. Fans are suggested to arrive early as the event is first come, first serve.  The even starts at 12 Noon and CLUTCH plays on the Outside Stage at 5:00 PM.

The second leg of theEarth Rocker North American tour was recently announced and will kick off May 1st in Richmond, VA and runs through May 26th in San Antonio, TX.  Support on this run comes from The Sword and Lionize.
As the summer season draws near, European tour dates for CLUTCHare starting to be announced.  A full list of dates including numerous high profile festival appearances can be seen below.  More shows are expected to be added in the coming weeks.

 

CLUTCH’s first ever lyric video for the song “Earth Rocker” is in and can be viewed here.
 

Earth Rocker is available for pre-order exclusively at theCLUTCH Merch Store

Fans can pre-order the record individually or partake in the special fan-friendly bundle packages that are being offered.
Fans can keep up on the progress of Earth Rocker by visiting the new website
www.earthrocker.com. The website is a hub dedicated to all thingsEarth Rocker. Fans can expect to see frequent updates including photos, videos from the studio, song title announcements and samples of new songs.

3/8: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

3/9: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

3/10: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

3/11: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom

3/12: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

3/14: Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom

3/15: Austin, TX (SXSW) @ 1100 Warehouse

3/16: Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Scoot Inn – “Converse/Thrasher Deathmatch 2013”

3/18: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

3/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

3/21: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues3/22: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café Las Vegas Strip

3/24: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

3/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

3/27: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

3/29: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

3/30: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

3/31: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House – Tickets

4/1: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theater –Tickets

4/2: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

North American Tour Leg 2 

5/1: Richmond, VA @ The National 

5/2: New York, NY @ Terminal 5  

5/3: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall 

5/4: Portland, ME @ State Theater
5/5: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
5/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
5/9: Tampa, FL @ State Theater 

European Tour Dates:

6/7: Zeppenlinfeld, Germany @ Rock im Park*

6/8: Nurburgring, Germany @ Rock Am Ring*

6/13: Madrid, Spain @ Gloos Club

6/14: Barcelona, Spain @ Music Hall Barcelona

6/15: Bilbao, Spain @ Sala Santana*

6/17: Bordeaux, France @ Le Krakatoa

6/18: Lyon, France @ Transbo Club (at Le Transbordeur)

6/19: Milan, Italy @ Flame Festival*

6/20: Zurich, Switzerland @ Earshakerdays @ Volkhaus*

6/22: Cognac, France @ Les Anciens Abattoirs

6/23: Clisson, France @ Hellfest*

6/26: Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theater

6/27: Athens, Greece @ VOX IERA Odos

6/30: Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting*

7/4: Hisingen, Sweden @ Metaltown*

7/13: Stavern, Norway @ Stavern Festival*

 

*Denotes Festival Date*

 

 

5/11: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues  

5/12: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall  

5/14: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues  

5/15: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

5/17: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

5/18: Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range*

5/19: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue – Tickets

5/21: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hill Ballroom  

5/22: Fargo, ND @ The Venue

5/23: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theate 

5/24: Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma* 

5/25: Houston, TX @ House of Blues

 

 

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Scion A/V streaming audio and footage from the Season of Mist label showcase

Scion A/V has released exclusive video and audio footage from October 2012’s Scion/Season of Mist label showcase at Decibel Magazine. Among the footage are interviews with, and live footage of, all the artists who performed (SAINT VITUS, THE CASUALTIES, ATHEIST, A LIFE ONCE LOST, and BLACK SHEEP WALL) as well behind-the-scenes footage of the label and its staffers.
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In addition to the video footage, Scion A/V will release a free, limited edition 7″ featuring live tracks from Saint Vitus and The Casualties. The 7″ audio can be streamed or downloaded here.

Additional Scion label showcase information, as well as tons of exclusive live footage and recordings by some of the finest metal bands in the world, is available at www.scionav.com. For up-to-the-minute news and events please follow Scion A/V at FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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THE CASUALTIES Announce North American Tour

Infamous New York City street punks THE CASUALTIES have announced a massive, four part North American headlining tour. The first will see them tour the east coast before meeting up with GOATWHORE for the second portion, which travels through the western U.S. From there, The band headlines a cross-Canadian tour with support from legendary punk band DAYGLO ABORTIONS. The last leg, which beings on May 17th, sees the band touring between several festival appearances including Punk Rock Bowling, Chaos in Tejas, and another festival TBA. A full listing of confirmed dates is below.

THE CASUALTIES are touring in support of their latest album, ‘Resistance’. The Zeuss-produced effort is their ninth, and arguably best, full-length album and can be streamed here in it’s entirety.

Scion A/V has released exclusive video footage of THE CASUALTIES from the October 2012’s Scion/Season of Mist label showcase at Decibel MagazineTHE CASUALTIES footage includes an interview with guitarist Jake Kolatis, in addition to footage from the other showcasing artists (SAINT VITUS, ATHEIST, A LIFE ONCE LOST, and BLACK SHEEP WALL) and behind the scenes footage of the label and commentary from its staffers.

In addition to the video footage, Scion A/V will release a free, limited edition 7″ featuring live tracks from THE CASUALTIES and SAINT VITUS. The 7″ audio can be streamed or downloaded here.

‘Resistance’ is available on CD, limited edition LP (with bonus track and download card) and limited editionDigibox including the CD with a bonus track, bandana, bottle opener and patch.

Tour dates are as follows:

FIRST STRIKE: US FRONT w/ In Defence

Sat. Mar. 16 Cleveland OH @ Now That’s Class
Sun. Mar. 17 Dayton OH @ Rockstar Pro Arena
Mon. Mar. 18 Richmond VA @ Strange Matter
Tue. Mar. 19 Roanoke VA @ Growlers
Wed. Mar. 20 Charlotte NC @ Tremont
Fri. Mar 22 Jacksonville FL @The Pit
Sat. Mar. 23 Tampa FL @ The Brass Mug
Sun. Mar. 24 W. Palm Beach FL @ Respectable St. Cafe
Mon. Mar. 25 Pensacola FL @ The Handlebar
Tue. Mar.26 New Orleans @ Siberia (18+)

w/ Goatwhore, Havoc (except April 5)

Wed. Mar. 27 Houston TX @ Fitzgeralds
Thu. Mar. 28 Corpus Christi TX @ Zero’s
Fri. Mar. 29 San Antonio @ Korova
Sat. Mar. 30 Dallas TX @ Club Dada
Mon. Apr. 1 Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad
Tue. Apr. 2 Tempe AZ @ Rocky Point
Wed. Apr. 3 Santa Ana CA @ Observatory
Thu. Apr. 4 Los Angeles, CA @ The Vex
Fri. Apr. 5 Tijuana MX @ You Revolution Electronic Bar
Sat. Apr.6 Oakland CA @ Metro
Sun. Apr. 7 Reno NV @ The Alley
Mon. Apr. 8 Portland OR @ Branx
Tue. Apr. 9 Seattle WA @ Studio Seven

CANADIAN ASSUALT: w/ Dayglo Abortions

Wed. Apr. 10 Victoria BC @ Club 9one9
Thu. Apr. 11 Vancouver BC @ The Rickshaw
Fri. Apr. 12 Kelowna BC @ Habitat
Sat. Apr. 13 Red Deer AB @ Cheers Pub
Mon. Apr. 15 Edmonton AB @ Pawn Shop
Tue. Apr. 16 Calgary AB @ Dickens Pub
Wed. Apr. 17 Saskatoon @ SK Amigos
Thu. Aprl 18 Winnipeg, MB @ The Osborne
Sat. Apr. 20 Minneapolis MN @ Triple Rock Soc. Club (18+)
Sun. Apr. 21 Madison WI @ Knuckle Down Saloon
Tue. Apr. 23 London ON @ Rum Runners
Wed. Apr. 24 Toronto ON @ Sound Academy
Thu. Apr 25 Hamilton ON @ Club Absinthe
Fri. Apr. 26 Ottowa @ Mavericks
Sat. Apr. 27 Montreal QC @ Caberet Underworld
Sun. Apr. 28 Quebec QC @ Le Cercie Yannic

BRICKWALL INVASION: East To West Touring support : Violent Affair from May 17 – 31
Fri. May 17Trenton @ NJ Championship
Sun. May 19 Baltimore MD @ Ottobar
Mon. May 20 Columbus OH @ Ace of Cups
Tue. May 21 Newport KY @ Thomson House
Wed. May 22 St. Louis MO @ The Fubar
Thu. May 23 Kansas City MO @ Record Bar (18+)
Fri. May 24 Denver, CO @ The Marquis
Sat. May 25 Salt Lake City UT @ Salt Haus
Mon. May 27 Las Vegas NV @ Punk Rock Bowling Festival
Tue. May 28 Flagstaff AZ @ The Orpheum
Wed. May 29 El Paso TX @ Badlands Billiards
Thu. May 30 Austin TX @ Chaos in Tejas Fest
Fri. May 31 Oklahoma City OK @ The Conservatory
Sun. Jun. 2 Indianapolis IN @ The Hoosierdome

NAPALM DEATH to join Decibel Magazine tour 2013 with CANNIBAL CORPSE, IMMOLATION

After successfully co-headlining a North American tour with speed punks MUNICIPAL WASTE, leaders of the extreme, NAPALM DEATH, will now be coming back to the States with CANNIBAL CORPSE and IMMOLATION for the 2013 installment of the Decibel Magazine tour (CRETIN, BEYOND CREATION, and MAGRUDERGRIND will also join the tour as rotating support). Vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway comments about this upcoming trek:

“Twice in the USA in the space of a year? Must pinch ourselves a little harder. It’s like 22 years ago all over again. Well, the MUNICIPAL WASTE trip was a very beautiful thing, and we found things to be very vibrant and people rolled out in force. So Albert from Decibel asked us back in an excited voice, and we said ‘Oh, go on then’ in an excited voice, and thus we’ll be seeing you sooner rather than later. It’ll be fast, it’ll be furious – guaranteed.”

Dates for the tour are below– be prepared for a crusher this spring! In the meantime, fans can pick up the latest issue of Decibel Magazine for a NAPALM fix. Featuring a foreword penned by Barney, this special 100th issue is available for purchase in stores and online here.

Decibel Magazine tour 2013 feat. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NAPALM DEATH, IMMOLATION, CRETIN, BEYOND CREATION, MAGRUDERGRIND
May 10 / Houston, TX / Fitzgerald’s
May 11 / Dallas, TX / Trees
May 12 / San Antonio, TX / Backstage Live
May 14 / Tucson, AZ / The Rock
May 15 / Ramona, CA / Ramona Mainstage
May 16 / Santa Ana, CA / The Observatory
May 17 / Oakland, CA / Oakland Metro
May 18 / Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom
May 19 / Seattle, WA / El Corazon
May 21 / Vancouver, BC / Commodore Ballroom
May 22 / Calgary, AB / MacEwan Ballroom
May 23 / Edmonton, AB / Starlight Room
May 24 / Regina, SK / Riddell Centre
May 25 / Winnipeg, MB / The Garrick
May 26 / St. Paul, MN / Mill City Nights
May 28 / Chicago, IL / Bottom Lounge
May 29 / Detroit, MI / Harpos
May 30 / Buffalo, NY / Town Ballroom
May 31 / Toronto, ON / The Phoenix
Jun 01 / Montreal, QC / Club Soda
Jun 02 / Boston, MA / Royale
Jun 04 / New Haven, CT / Toad’s Place
Jun 05 / Brooklyn, NY / Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun 06 / Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer
Jun 07 / Cleveland, OH / Peabodys
Jun 09 / St. Louis, MO / Pops
Jun 11 / Atlanta, GA / Masquerade
Jun 12 / Orlando, FL / Beacham

NAPALM DEATH will be touring in support of their latest release, Utilitarian, which was named one of the best metal albums of 2012 by Decibel Magazine, Revolver Magazine, Spin.com, Metal Sucks.net, Loudwire.com, and countless others. If you still haven’t heard Utilitarian, be sure to check out the video for the track “The Wolf I Feed”:

To purchase the album, please visit iTunes or CM Distro.

PIG DESTROYER “The Atheist” Short Story Premiered on CVLT Nation

The undisputed kings of Grind PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records. Book Burner features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital.

The deluxe editions each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

Today CVLT Nation has premiered JR Hayes’ short story The Atheist on their site. Check it out exclusively HERE.

Book Burner can be heard in its entirety on PIG DESTROYER’s Band Camp Page HERE.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER have announced a show on December 15th in Miami, FL at Churchill’s Pub. PIG DESTROYER will also be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
Dec 15 Miami, FL Churchill’s Pub
Jan 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs Tickets
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI

EVOCATION premieres video for “Divide And Conquer” on Decibel Magazine.com

After recently releasing their fourth studio album, Illusions Of Grandeur, Swedish death metal overlords EVOCATION are now ready to premiere a new video for the album track “Divide And Conquer.” To watch the video, please head over to Decibel Magazine.com:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/video-premiere-evocation-divide-and-conquer/

If you still haven’t heard Illusions Of Grandeur, please head over to Decibel Magazine.com for the exclusive album stream. To purchase Illusions Of Grandeur, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for the album in various CD/LP formats.

Illusions Of Grandeur was recorded at IF Studios (IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, etc.) & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, etc.), and it features 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal, a perfect mélange of Stockholm rawness and Gothenburg epics. As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of AMON AMARTH laid down guest vocals on the song “Into Submission.”

CRYPTOPSY Launches New Song, “Boden”

Canada’s masters of brutality CRYPTOPSY will release their new devastating 2CD/digital download “best of” collection on November 19th in North America. Programmatically entitled The Best Of Us Bleed, this collection gathers 32 stunning songs in approximately 140 minutes of playing time, including 3 exclusive, newer studio songs, several rare live/demo/cover/bonus tracks as well as selected cuts from the first 6 studio albums by these technical death metal pioneers. The striking cover artwork of this compilation was designed by Toshihiro Egawa (SUICIDE SILENCE, KRISIUN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, etc.) and the booklet contains extensive biographical liner notes by Adrien Begrand (Decibel Magazine).

The compilation’s opening track, “Boden”, is one of three unreleased studio tracks only available on this release.

A teaser video clip for the release has also been launched:

An entertaining “making of” feature, including samples of new music, for the animation of the artwork for the teaser clip can be viewed here:

PIG DESTROYER Re-Signs to Relapse Records

Fresh on the heels of the release of their critically acclaimed fifth album Book Burner, The undisputed kings of grind PIG DESTROYER have re-signed with their long time record label home Relapse Records.

The band commented on the re-signing with Relapse:

“Super excited to be a part of the extraordinary Relapse Records again! A song comes to mind in the melody of the “Team America” jingle. “Relapse, FUCK YEAH! Once again, signing a muthafuckin contract!”
– Adam Jarvis

“Relapse has been a great home for both ANb and PIG DESTROYER since the very early days. We’re not an easy band to deal with but Relapse has been patient, enthusiastic, and accommodating to our headache-inducing schedules, our strict adherence to not touring or behaving like a normal band, and just generally being pains-in-the-asses. We wouldn’t trade that for anything.”
– Scott Hull

“I don’t always sign contracts with record labels, but when I do, I choose Relapse.”
-jR Hayes

Book Burner which was released October 22nd features 19 tracks with a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Book Burner is available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records and iTunes.

The deluxe editions each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot.

In support of Book Burner, PIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s 100th Issue Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:
Jan 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs Tickets
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI

CRYPTOPSY launches ‘The Best Of Us Bleed’ video teaser

Canada’s masters of brutality CRYPTOPSY return with a devastating 2CD/digital download “best of” collection, programmatically entitled The Best Of Us Bleed, to be released via Century Media Records on November 12th in Europe and November 19th in North America. A teaser video clip for the release has now been launched online here:

The Best Of Us Bleed gathers 32 stunning songs in approximately 140 minutes of playing time, including 3 exclusive, newer studio songs, several rare live/demo/cover/bonus tracks as well as selected cuts from the first 6 studio albums by these technical death metal pioneers. The striking cover artwork of this compilation was designed by Toshihiro Egawa (SUICIDE SILENCE, KRISIUN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, etc.) and the booklet contains extensive biographical liner notes by Adrien Begrand (Decibel Magazine). Here is the exact track-listing of the release:

CRYPTOPSY The Best Of Us Bleed 2CD 2012 track-listing:

CD 1: “16 Stabwounds” (62:44)
1. Boden [2:51]
2. A Graceful Demise [4:25]
3. Holodomor [2:44]
4. Oh My Fucking God [3:28]
5. Worship Your Demons [2:06]
6. Silence The Tyrants [4:09]
7. The Headsmen [5:14]
8. Carrionshine [3:22]
9. The Pestilence That Walketh In Darkness (Psalm 91: 5-8) [3:26]
10. Endless Cemetery [5:17]
11. We Bleed [6:17]
12. Soar and Envision Sore Vision [3:29]
13. Voice Of Unreason [2:54]
14. Cold Hate, Warm Blood [3:53]
15. White Worms [3:41]
16. Emaciate [5:01]

CD 2: “Bury The Past Alive” (76:13)
1. Phobophile [4:38]
2. Slit Your Guts [4:00]
3. Crown Of Horns [3:57]
4. Defenestration [4:32]
5. Abigor [3:51]
6. Open Face Surgery – Live [4:38]
7. Graves Of The Fathers / Drum Solo – Live [8:09]
8. Shroud – Live [4:28]
9. Born Headless – Live [4:24]
10. Slit Your Guts – Live [5:30]
11. Cold Hate, Warm Blood – Live [4:13]
12. We Bleed – Live [6:02]
13. White Worms – Rehearsal [3:54]
14. Loathe – Rehearsal [5:10]
15. Depths You’ve Fallen – Rehearsal [4:18]
16. Cold Hate, Warm Blood – Rehearsal [4:07]

CD1 Content:
Songs 1, 2, 3: New exclusive and previously unreleased songs from 2011
Song 4: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD cover, originally from the Covering 20 Years Of Extremes CM Anniversary compilation release, 2008
Songs 5, 6, 7: Taken from The Unspoken King, 6th album, 2008
Songs 8, 9, 10: Taken from Once Was Not, 5th album, 2005
Songs 11, 12, 13: Taken from And Then You’ll Beg, 4th album, 2000
Songs 14, 15, 16: Taken from Whisper Supremacy, 3rd album, 1998

CD 2 Content:
Songs 1, 2, 3: Taken from None So Vile, 2nd album, 1996
Songs 4, 5: Taken from Blasphemy Made Flesh, 1st album, 1994
Songs 6, 7, 8: Taken from None So Live, live album, 2003
Songs 9, 10: Japanese live bonus tracks for And Then You’ll Beg, 1999
Songs 11, 12: Live DVD / Japanese bonus tracks for Once Was Not, 2004
Songs 13, 14, 15, 16: Rehearsal demo tracks for Whisper Supremacy, 1998

Also, look out for CRYPTOPSY’s brand-new, self-released 7th studio album entitled Cryptopsy out now!

CRYPTOPSY live 2012
10/27–Loud Park festival–Saitama Super Arena
11/22–Mavericks–Ottawa, ON

CRYPTOPSY to Release ‘The Best Of Us Bleed’ 2CD Compilation

Canada’s masters of brutality CRYPTOPSY return with a devastating 2CD/digital download “best of” collection, programmatically entitled The Best Of Us Bleed, to be released via Century Media Records on November 12th in Europe and November 19th in North America. The Best Of Us Bleed gathers 32 stunning songs in approximately 140 minutes of playing time, including 3 exclusive, newer studio songs, several rare live/demo/cover/bonus tracks as well as selected cuts from the first 6 studio albums by these technical death metal pioneers. The striking cover artwork of this compilation was designed by Toshihiro Egawa (SUICIDE SILENCE, KRISIUN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, etc.) and the booklet contains extensive biographical liner notes by Adrien Begrand (Decibel Magazine). Here is the exact track-listing of the release:

CRYPTOPSY The Best Of Us Bleed 2CD 2012 track-listing:

CD 1: “16 Stabwounds” (62:44)
1. Boden [2:51]
2. A Graceful Demise [4:25]
3. Holodomor [2:44]
4. Oh My Fucking God [3:28]
5. Worship Your Demons [2:06]
6. Silence The Tyrants [4:09]
7. The Headsmen [5:14]
8. Carrionshine [3:22]
9. The Pestilence That Walketh In Darkness (Psalm 91: 5-8) [3:26]
10. Endless Cemetery [5:17]
11. We Bleed [6:17]
12. Soar and Envision Sore Vision [3:29]
13. Voice Of Unreason [2:54]
14. Cold Hate, Warm Blood [3:53]
15. White Worms [3:41]
16. Emaciate [5:01]

CD 2: “Bury The Past Alive” (76:13)
1. Phobophile [4:38]
2. Slit Your Guts [4:00]
3. Crown Of Horns [3:57]
4. Defenestration [4:32]
5. Abigor [3:51]
6. Open Face Surgery – Live [4:38]
7. Graves Of The Fathers / Drum Solo – Live [8:09]
8. Shroud – Live [4:28]
9. Born Headless – Live [4:24]
10. Slit Your Guts – Live [5:30]
11. Cold Hate, Warm Blood – Live [4:13]
12. We Bleed – Live [6:02]
13. White Worms – Rehearsal [3:54]
14. Loathe – Rehearsal [5:10]
15. Depths You’ve Fallen – Rehearsal [4:18]
16. Cold Hate, Warm Blood – Rehearsal [4:07]

CD1 Content:
Songs 1, 2, 3: New exclusive and previously unreleased songs from 2011
Song 4: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD cover, originally from the Covering 20 Years Of Extremes CM Anniversary compilation release, 2008
Songs 5, 6, 7: Taken from The Unspoken King, 6th album, 2008
Songs 8, 9, 10: Taken from Once Was Not, 5th album, 2005
Songs 11, 12, 13: Taken from And Then You’ll Beg, 4th album, 2000
Songs 14, 15, 16: Taken from Whisper Supremacy, 3rd album, 1998

CD 2 Content:
Songs 1, 2, 3: Taken from None So Vile, 2nd album, 1996
Songs 4, 5: Taken from Blasphemy Made Flesh, 1st album, 1994
Songs 6, 7, 8: Taken from None So Live, live album, 2003
Songs 9, 10: Japanese live bonus tracks for And Then You’ll Beg, 1999
Songs 11, 12: Live DVD / Japanese bonus tracks for Once Was Not, 2004
Songs 13, 14, 15, 16: Rehearsal demo tracks for Whisper Supremacy, 1998

Also, look out for CRYPTOPSY’s brand-new 7th studio album entitled Cryptopsy out now!

CRYPTOPSY online:

www.cryptopsy.ca
www.facebook.com/CryptopsyMetal
www.myspace.com/cryptopsy