HIGH ON FIRE TO RELEASE TWO LIVE ALBUMS

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HIGH ON FIRE TO RELEASE TWO LIVE ALBUMS
“Spitting Fire” Vol. 1 & 2 available June 18th, 2013
Pre-Orders Available Now!

Volume 1.
1. Serums Of Liao
2. Frost Hammer
3. 10,000 Years
4. Devolution
5. Last
6. Fertile Green
7. Speedwolf

Volume 2.
1. Rumors Of War
2. DII
3. Fury Whip
4. Madness Of An Architect
5. Face Of Oblivion
6. Hung Drawn and Quartered
7. Blood From Zion
8. Snakes For The Divine

Bay area titans HIGH ON FIREwill release Spitting Fire” Volumes 1 & 2 on June 18th, 2013. The track list spans the course of the band’s history with hits like “Fertile Green,” “Frost Hammer” and “10,000 Years.”

 

“Spitting Fire” was recorded live in two marquee New York City venues; The Music Hall Of Williamsburg and The Bowery Ballroom. It was later mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, CA with additional engineering by Kurt Ballou.

Multiple pre-order options are now available including limited edition vinyl bundles and iTunes .

High On Fire cannot be defined by their sound on tape alone. “Spitting Fire” is a vivid snapshot of the band’s massive sounding live show, which for fans who have yet to witness, are clearly missing out.

PRE ORDER ON ITUNES HERE:

SPITTING FIRE VOL. 1

SPITTING FIRE VOL. 2

 

PRE ORDER VINYL BUNDLES HERE

HIGH ON FIRE is: Matt Pike | Jeff Matz | Des Kensel

Interview with Bob Meadows of A Life Once Lost (In Pittsburgh at Garfield Art Works 12/14)

A LIFE ONCE LOST roars into Pittsburgh at the Garfield Art Works next Friday, December 14 with Revocation and Ken Mode. Bob Meadows, lead vocals, took some time to speak to Pittsburgh Music Magazine about the frustrations of the music business, playing Pittsburgh, taking and giving vocal lessons, their new release “Ecstatic Trance”, and the inspiration for the lyrics behind “Madness is God”, check it out by listening here…

A LIFE ONCE LOST has existed on the forward edge of modern metal, where progression and innovation collide with tradition, since its inception. From day one, the path the ALOL have blazed has not only been defiant but also their own.
A LIFE ONCE LOST was formed in ’99 in the Philadelphia suburbs by Doug Sabolick (guitars) and Bob Meadows (vocals). The nascent band immediately forged a noisy, high-impact wall of sound combining dissonant, modern aggression with the hallmarks of traditional metal. Almost as soon as ALOL had songs, the band started cutting their teeth in the Philly-area DIY circuit playing alongside their peers in Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Lamb of God, God Forbid, and more.
Early releases followed on Deathwish, Inc. and Robotic Empire, and ramped up to 03’s punishing ‘A Great Artist’, their first proper full-length. ‘A Great Artist’ saw them take hold of their dark, rhythmic sound and took A LIFE ONCE LOST from a Northeast favorite to a true national band. It was the catalyst that enabled them to get signed to Ferret Records and to then embark on their first national tour(s) alongside Between the Buried & Me among others.
Then ALOL released its’ sophomore album, the more refined ‘Hunter’, in ‘05 and moved to the forefront of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. The band conquered America for the next 2 years touring as part of Ozzfest 2006, as well as direct support tours alongside Lamb of God, Clutch, Opeth, Strapping Young Lad, As I Lay Dying, Every Time I Die, High on Fire and more.
Their 3rd album ‘Iron Gag’, released in ’07, saw significant critical acclaim. That album had ALOL introducing traditional rock grooves and a more confident swagger into their already-explosive sound. The ensuing ‘Iron Gag’ tour saw the band crisscross North America and Europe, from Alaska to Mexico and London to Moscow respectively, once again alongside High on Fire; The Dillinger Escape Plan + new tour mates, Suicide Silence, and Job for a Cowboy.

At the end of the ‘Iron Gag’ World Tour in ‘09, they begin practicing again only to find fractures in the band. After a year plus of writing, Sabolick and Meadows were faced with their most difficult decisions yet. In order to realize their vision for the next evolution of A LIFE ONCE LOST, they needed to scrap almost all of the new material; cut ties with the other members, and start again on their own.

ALOL’s process was arduous, and required Bob Meadows and Doug Sabolick to rebuild everything from the ground back up. The writing process was intense while the two tried to meld a diverse range of influences – Killing Joke to Can, King Crimson to Kraftwerk, Fela Kuti and more – while respecting and remaining true to the sonic art that they had always traveled.

Three years in the making, A LIFE ONCE LOST’s new album ‘Ecstatic Trance’ (Season of Mist), is the product of that unwavering determination and raises their patented rhythmic attack to hypnotic new levels of precision and expression. Huge, jagged riffs and churning, syncopated rhythms are the blueprint for the emotive guitar-playing and explosive vocals of Sabolick and Meadows respectively. Dark washes of melody and ominous Hammond Organ tones color epic tracks such as “Madness Is God, “Something Awful”, and “The Blues”, giving their material a bold, raw sense of expression unlike any they’ve shown before. ‘Ecstatic Trance’ is one of 2012’s best metal albums, and proves that the path of A LIFE ONCE LOST is always moving forward.

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

ROCK AND METAL NEWS UPDATE


THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE

The new record from Lancaster’s finest, “Dead Years” is in stores 9/25! Click HERE to pre-order.


NO BRAGGING RIGHTS

“Cycles,” the new record from So. California’s best will be out 10/16. Click HERE to pre-order!


GLAMOUR OF THE KILL

“The Summoning” is out 10/2 followed by the INKED MUSIC TOUR w Alesana. Click HERE!


THE CHARIOT

After recently released what could be the best record of their career, the band will head out on with For Today and the Every Time I Die. Click HERE for dates. “One Wing” out now!


THE CONTORTIONIST

After the release of “Intrinsic”, the band will be out on the road for the rest of the year with After The Burial, Veil of Maya, Unearth and Born of Osiris. Click HERE for dates. “Intrinsic” out now!


CHARM CITY DEVILS

The band released their brand new record “Sins” this summer and will be on the road with Theory of a Deadman through the fall. Click HERE for dates. Listen to “Unstopable” HERE!

POP EVIL
Now that the TRESPASS AMERICA TOUR is over, the band will be heading to Canada with Black Label Society. Click HERE for dates. New single “Purple” can be heard HERE!

SMILE EMPTY SOUL
The band just announced their plans to support HURT this fall. Click HERE for dates and latest news. Hear the latest hit single “Afterlife” HERE. “3’s” in stores now!

EVERCLEAR
After the SUMMERLAND TOUR ended, the band performed their latest single, “Santa Ana Wind” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Click HERE to watch! “Invisible Stars” in stores now.

OUR LADY PEACE
After a busy year in support of their latest record, “Curve,” the band now has a new single out called “As Fast As You Can.” Click HERE to listen!

SAVING ABEL
The band will be heading out with Buckcherry and Lit, click HERE for dates! Watch the new music video HERE. “Bringing Down the Giant” in stores now!

BUSH
After the highly successful release, “The Sea of Memories” the band continues to stay on the road, click HERE to hear their latest single, “Afterlife.”

CHICKENFOOT
Chickenfoot will be re-releasing the gold selling “Chickenfoot I” on 10/16. Click HERE to pre-order! Visit their official site for all the latest info.

OVERKILL
“The Electric Age” was released earlier this year & the band continues to tour. Click HERE for tour dates and HERE for their video for “Electric Rattlesnake!”

IMPENDING DOOM
Click HERE to see new tour dates recently announced with For Today and The Chariot! “Baptized in Filth” in stores now. Watch their latest music video “Deceiver” HERE.

HIGH ON FIRE
After releasing one of the best music videos of the decade, High On Fire will soon be making their way to Australia. “De Vermiis Mysteris” in stores now!

DARKEST HOUR
After completing a year and a half of touring around “The Human Romance,” The band is currently focusing on their next record. Click HERE to watch their latest video for the single, “Severed into Separates.”

FAIR TO MIDLAND
After an amazing tour of Australia w/ Dead Letter Circus and a killer US tour with 10 Years, the band is returning home for a show on Sep 7th. Click HERE for more info. “Arrows and Anchors” out now!

CHIMAIRA
Chimaira will be heading to Alaska this fall! Click HERE for dates. The band recently issued a widely circulated band update, click HERE to read. “The Age of Hell” out now!