LORD DYING Kick Off North Headline American Tour

Portland, Oregon’s LORD DYING have completed the first leg of their European tour and have returned to the states to begin their North American headline tour tonight (including select dates with Pallbearer, The Body, Subrosa, and Eagle Twin).   The tour runs through March 7th in Boise, ID.  A complete list of all dates can be found below.


Following the North American dates LORD DYING will return back to Europe alongside label-mates Red Fang and The Shrine.


Upon their return the band plans on entering the studio to being work on the follow up to Summon the Faithless.  Vocalist/Guitarist  Erik Olson checked in with an update on the progress of their new record:


“The first two weeks of May we will be recording our second album. This one will be featuring Joel Grind as producer/engineer.  The material is already written and the album will be the meanest most concise effort to date.  We will reveal the title/artwork in the coming months.  Expect a Fall of 2014 release date on Relapse Records with extensive touring to follow!”


LORD DYING‘s video for the song  “Dreams of Mercy”, directed by Whitey McConnaughy (Red Fang, ZZ Top) can be seen HERE.


LORD DYING‘s debut Summon the Faithless is available now on Relapse Records.  The album is available in CD and LP formats which can be purchased HERE and digitally via iTunes.


Summon the Faithless can be streamed in full on LORD DYING‘s band camp page.



*** US Winter Headlining Tour***
Feb 11        Portland, OR                  Rotture w/ Pallbearer, The Body

Feb 12        Sacramento, CA             Press Club w/ Black Majik Acid, Horseneck, Cura Cochino

Feb 13        San Francisco, CA        The Parkside

Feb 14        Los Angeles, CA           Complex w/ Yidhra, Deathkings

Feb 15        Tucson, AZ                   The Rock w/ Godhunter

Feb 16        Albuquerque, NM         Launchpad w/ Echoes of the Fallen

Feb 17        Marfa, TX                     Padres

Feb 18        Austin, TX                    Hotel Vegas w/ Communion

Feb 19        Texarkana                     Silver Dollar

Feb 20        Little Rock, AR            Vino’s

Feb 21        Memphis, TN                HiTone

Feb 22        New Orleans LA           Siberia w/ Shroud Eater, Orbweaver

Feb 23        Atlanta, GA                   The Earl w/ Order of the Owl, Lazer/Wulf

Feb 24        Raleigh, NC                  The Maywood w/Demon Eye

Feb 25        Washington DC             DC9

Feb 26        Philadelphia, PA            Kung Fu Necktie

Feb 27        Brooklyn, NY                Saint Vitus Bar

Feb 28        Boston, MA                   O’Brien’s w/Vaporizer, Modern Voice

Mar 01        Syracuse, NY                TBA

Mar 02        Cleveland, OH              Now That’s Class

Mar 03        Chicago, IL                   Empty Bottle (free Monday)

Mar 05        Denver, CO                   3 Kings Tavern

Mar 06        Salt Lake City, UT        Urban Lounge w/ Eagle Twin, SubRosa

Mar 07        Boise, ID                      The Shredder w/ Krystos

Mar 08        Missoula, MT               The ZACC Below

Mar 09        Portland CA                  The Tonic Lounge w/ Christian Mistress


***European Tour Leg 2 w/ Red Fang & The Shrine***
Mar 14        Köln GER                      Essigfabrik

Mar 15        Hasselt  BEL                  Muziekodroom

Mar 16        Paris FR                         Trabendo (New Venue)

Mar 17        Sheffield UK                  Corporation

Mar 18        Manchester UK              Sound Control

Mar 19        Glasgow UK                  Classic Grand

Mar 20        Birmingham UK            Institute Temple

Mar 21        London  UK                   Electric Ballroom (New Venue)

Mar 22        Eindhoven NL                Effenaar

Mar 23        Nijmegen  NL                Doornroosje

Mar 25        Hamburg GER               Knust

Mar 26        Gothenburg SWE          Truckstop Alaska

Mar 27        Oslo NOR                      John Dee

Mar 28        Stockholm SWE            Debaser Strand

Mar 29        Copenhagen   DK          Pumpehuset

Mar 30        Berlin GER                    Lido

Mar 31        Warsaw POL                  Basen

Apr 01        Wien AT                         Arena       

Apr 03        München GER               Backstage

Apr 04        Leipzig GER                  Taubchenthal

Apr 05        Stuttgart GER                 LKA

Apr 06        Wiesbaden GER             Schlachthof
Apr 10        Tilburg, NL                   Roadburn Festival


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Chalk And Numbers Premiere 60s-Inspired Misfits Cover on The Wild Honey Pie | Download “Angelf*ck” Free


“Brave Boy Jump” Featured on Beats Per Minute,
Included on the Official Jim Henson Company
‘Fraggle Rock – Shine On’ Compilation Alongside
Covers from Animal Collective, Thee Oh Sees,
Red Fang, Dandy Warhols, and More.



“A girl group-drenched dollop of wonderfulness.”

“Vibrant pop songs infused with a colorful, swirly, breezy mix of classic 60’s pop sounds reminiscent of the Girl Group era, touches of the Beach Boys, The Zombies,
and the Left Banke.”

“[Chalk And Numbers] pull from a wide array of influences to create their unique sound… modern and timeless simultaneously.”

Chalk And Numbers are a Brooklyn-based duo comprised of vocalist Sable Yong and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Pierce. Together Yong and Pierce craft catchy modern pop songs influenced by the 60’s musical cannon and analog recording technology, and today they’ve gifted us with a 60s-inspired cover of Misfits’ “Angelf*ck”, available for free download from The Wild Honey Pie — “With front woman Sable Young’s lush, flowing vocals and Andrew Pierce’s robust analog instrumentation… the band doesn’t get caught up in the Misfits’ fast-paced punk style, rather keeping their own pace and spinning their own originality and surf-rock style into the blindingly reckless punk rock original.”

Chalk and Numbers are currently working on their debut full length release as they prepare to attend SXSW 2014. Their latest EP, Parade, was released in March 2013 to positive reviews from Rolling Stone and The Guardian, who described the duo as a “a girl group-drenched dollop of wonderfulness”. Music from previous Chalk and Numbers releases has been featured on major network television shows such as Nashville,Awkward, and The Inbetweeners, and in 2012 the band contributed a song to the full length feature film “For A Good Time Call…”. 

Late last year, Beats Per Minute premiered Chalk and Numbers’ cover of “Brave Boy Jump” — a Fraggle Rock song the band was asked to record for a special compilation being released by the official Jim Henson company. Other artists contributing covers include Animal Collective, Thee Oh Sees, Red Fang, City Lights, Sleepy Sun, and many more.Fraggle Rock – Shine On is currently looking at an early 2014 limited edition vinyl release.


REVIEW: Red Fang’s Whales and Leeches Unleashes Primal Groove Metal

Rising metalheads Red Fang hail from a rather interesting place for metal: Portland, Oregon. While many of the most prominent metal bands of the 2010’s come from Europe, California or even the south of Georgia, Red Fang’s roots come from a place that’s more associated with the nearby grunge movement from nearby Seattle. This is interesting because it clearly has had an effect on these groovy metal mavens. Red Fang invest less in thrash speed or percussive intensity, and more in the stoner metal traditions set into motion with Washington’s iconic The Melvins. Red Fang took the teaching of The Melvins to heart throughout their career, mixing stoner metal with southern prog helmed by bands like Mastodon. The band’s third album Whales and Leeches might not further their evolution too much, but it’s a groove-laden joyride across the roughest roads that still has a lot of proficiency between its doomy exterior.

Red Fang further refine their stoner metal tradition with groovy rhythms and lots of bluesy melodies to balance out the heaviness. It’s no surprise that the band has shared tours with Mastodon, Baroness and Kyuss Lives; Red Fang definitely follow the history of these legendary acts in grooving and sludgy metal sounds. Like many of the stoner greats, Red Fang gather heavy influence from bands like doombringers Black Sabbath and proto-grungers The Melvins. The vocals from bassist/frontman Aaron Beam share plenty of similarities with the haunting, gutteral moan of Buzz Osbourne. The closer “Every Little Twist” is ripped right from that sludgy, stoner code that The Melvins pioneered during the late 80’s and early 90’s, while the downright frightening ending to “1516” is almost spectral in its imagery. The sludge reaches its freezing point in the five-minute dark séance of “Failure,” a thick, doom metal style track with psalmic distortion on lead singer Aaron Beam’s already creeping bellow. The rhythms are both tribal and frightening, as they channel the dread and haunting that first emerged from late 70’s Black Sabbath, before reaching a triumphant climb and diving back into hibernation.

But not all is at a crawler’s pace with Whales and Leeches. This is stoner metal, so expect plenty of wild guitar solos and ferocious rhythm patterns. While the album rarely reaches the technicality heard in Mastodon, the tempos are dynamic, especially in the warped rhythms on “Crows In Swine” or the proggy fever dream of “Dawn Rising.” The groove is remarkably consistent across Whales and Leeches, with “Blood Like Cream” emitting lots of bluesy guitars from axemen Bryan Giles and David Sullivan. Some songs like, once again, “Crows in Swine”, emit a massive Mastodon vibe, one right from the Blood Mountain era. “Behind the Light” features some downright epic drumming from percussion lead John Sherman, whose technicality once again tugs toward their prog rock pals Mastodon.

And while Red Fang do quite a bit to impress on Whales and Leeches, they still have trouble adding those instantly memorable moments that their peers do. The vibe dances between a slender crawl and a metal highway jolt, and Red Fang demonstrate this indecisiveness a bit too much. This makes Whales and Leeches a rather fragmented record once it closes. It’s certainly well-performed and well-written, but its focus is just a bit too off center to recommend to any metalhead. Some songs sound out of place for both the slow and fast, like “No Hope”, which sounds too straightforward for repeated listens. Red Fang seem to be stuck in this bizarre state where they rapidly jump between sluggish doom and fiery blues metal, sometimes within the same song, and it ends up being too disorienting and unfocused to be worth an instant recommendation.

Red Fang’s third album is not bad by any means. In fact, it’s a technically proficient and very enjoyable record that preserves the philosophies that guided Black Sabbath, The Melvins and Kyuss way back when. It even manages to muddy the path further, giving Red Fang a grimier and filthier sound. But the group doesn’t have its identity solidified just yet. It’s disorienting to hear something paced so slowly, then turning up the speed so dramatically. And the fact that Red Fang are focusing on these two very different aesthetic leads to them becoming mixed too much, sometimes in incompatible ways. That being said, Whales and Leeches is another respectable, albeit less confident step forward for this up-and-coming metal outfit. While it’s not an essential metal record, Red Fang continue to be a very interesting specimen in modern metal. They just need to tighten those bolts a bit more.

LIVE AT WACKEN 2012 – The World’s Biggest Metal Party on 3 DVD/2 CD

There‘s only one WACKEN Open Air. Nothing heats up the summer quite like the world-renowned festival in the north of Germany. 2012’s edition saw heavy hitters like Volbeat, Edguy and Testament tearing up the stages, with 75,000 moshing metalheads in attendance. The atmosphere was unique as always, the party legendary – and now you can be there, too! Relive the planet‘s biggest heavy metal festival in all its glory on DVD and CD, hitting stores on February 18, 2014 in the US and Canada.


LIVE AT WACKEN 2012 features the best performances, filmed and recorded right there at the Holy Wacken Ground, culminating in a mindblowing headliner set by rock‘s brightest phenomenon – and regular Wacken guests – Volbeat.


Buy the CD here: http://amzn.com/B00GM5ZKYS

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See them welcome Mille Petrozza (Kreator) and Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate) on stage for ‘7 Shots’ and inviting Barney Greenway (Napalm Death) to growl in ‘Evelyn’, before they launch their classic ‘Pool Of Booze, Booze, Booza’. Watch Hammerfall setting ‘Hearts On Fire’, Testament going ‘Over The Wall’ and The Boss Hoss ‘Riding High, Singing Low’, while Saxon swing the ‘Hammer Of The Gods’, Overkill are ‘Rotten To The Core’ and Cradle Of Filth go ‘From The Cradle To Enslave’


In addition, bands like Edguy, Suffocated, Decapitated, Leaves‘ Eyes, Schandmaul, Circle II Circle, Red Fang, Nasum, Unearth, Graveyard, Moonspell, Djerv, Riotgod, Cop UK, Warrior Soul and Hammercult bring the metal. Filmed in widescreen 16:9 and in full-on Dolby Digital 5.1, this puts you right there in the moshpit!


The 3-DVD-set features 60 tracks from 25 bands as well as a 20 page booklet – that‘s four and a half hours of music! The double-CD gives you 32 songs by 13 groups, ranging from HammerfallCradle Of Filth and Suffocated to The Boss Hoss, Schandmaul and Volbeat.


There is also a D2C special bundle available via rocknshop. For more information, please visit http://www.udr-music.com/.


Red Fang Unveil Music Video for “Blood Like Cream”


While RED FANG wrap their way across the U.S. on their autumn tour, the rising rock group have released the video for “Blood Like Cream,” directed by Whitey McConnaughy, via YouTube HERE (Viewers in restricted territories can watch the video on Daily MotionHERE). Actor/comedian Fred Armisen (“Portlandia,” “Saturday Night Live”) joins in the fun with the beer-loving Portland-based band. “Blood Like Cream” is the first single off their new album WHALES AND LEECHES (Relapse).

RED FANG will also make their national, late-night television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman Friday, January 10 (11:35/10:35p CT) and perform “Blood Like Cream.”

“I love Red Fang and I had the best time doing the video,” says Fred Armisen. “It was fun for me to do and Whitey was a total pleasure to work with, too.”

“In keeping with a long tradition dating back to 2007, we have made another epic, hilarious video with Whitey McConnaughy, the content of which is completely unrelated to the lyrical content of the song,” explains the band’s bassist/vocalist AARON BEAM. “This song is about the stress of balancing a touring lifestyle with having a family back home, but who wants to see a video about that? BORING! Instead, we have a video featuring lots of blood, beer, and exercise–some of us did more running in this video that we’ve done the whole year to date. Also, Fred Armisen is in this one and he really steals the show. I thought I was a bad actor before, but after working with him, I see I cannot even qualify for such a high distinction as ‘bad.’ We hope everyone has as much fun watching it as we had making it!!”

RED FANG have created a new video game–a virtual beer shot-gunning challenge–and if enough users share the game, they’ll be able to unlock the new RED FANG track “Behind the Light.” Play and share the game HERE.

Released October 15 on Relapse Records, WHALES AND LEECHES debuted at #66 on the Billboard Album Chart, marking the group’s highest sales week and first debut in the Top 200. RED FANG are generating critical acclaim from SPIN, Revolver, Magnet,Alternative Press and more for their new album which was produced by Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixed by Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon).  Featuring such guests as Mike Scheidt (Yob) and Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession), WHALES AND LEECHES propels RED FANG into the upper stratosphere of the heavy rock and metal elite.

Catch RED FANG in the following cities:

RED FANG: The Shrine, Indian Handcrafts, Cancer Bats and Radkey support
Fri 12/13    Montreal, QC Cabaret Mile End
Sat 12/14    Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
Sun 12/15    Detroit, MI The Shelter
Mon 12/16   Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
Tue 12/17    Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Thu 12/19    Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
Fri 12/27    Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
European Tour w/ The Shrine and Lord Dying
Sat 1/18    Geneve CH Usine PTR
Sun 1/19    Orleans FR Astrolabe
Mon 1/20    Nantes FR Ferraileur
Tue 1/21    Bordeaux FR Krakatoa
Wed 1/22    Bilbao ESP Kafé Antzoki
Thu 1/23    Oporto  PT Hard Club
Fri 1/24    Lisbon PT Music Box
Sat 1/25    Madrid  ESP Sala Copérnico
Sun 1/26    Barcelona  ESP Bikini
Tue 1/28    Toulouse FR Connexion
Wed 1/29    Clermont-Ferrand  FR        Wild Festival
Thu 1/20    Mezzago  IT Bloom
Fri 1/31    Livorno  IT The Cage Club Theatre
Sat 2/1    Bologna IT Locomotiv Club
Sun 2/2    Ljubljana SLO Channel Zero
Tue 2/4    Rijeka CROATIA Palach
Wed 2/5    Budapest  HU Dürer Kert
Thu 2/6    Prague   CZ Futurum
Fri 2/7    Athens    GR Gagarin 205
Sat 2/8    Thessaloniki  GR Eightball
Sun 2/9    Istanbul TURKEY Jolly Joker *Red Fang only
Fri 3/14    Köln GER Essigfabrik
Sat 3/15    Hasselt  BEL Muziekodroom
Sun 3/16    Paris FR Divan Du Monde
Mon 3/17    Sheffield UK Corporation
Tue 3/18    Manchester UK Sound Control
Wed 3/19    Glasgow UK Classic Grand
Thu 3/20    Birmingham UK Institute Temple
Fri 3/21    London  UK Islington Academy
Sat 3/22    Eindhoven NL Effenaar
Sun 3/23    Nijmegen   NL Doornroosje
Tue 3/25    Hamburg GER Knust
Wed 3/26    Gothenburg SWE Truckstop Alaska
Thu 3/27    Oslo NOR John Dee
Fri 3/28    Stockholm SWE Debaser Strand
Sat 3/29    Copenhagen  DK Pumpehuset
Sun 3/20    Berlin GER Lido
Mon 3/31    Warsaw POL Basen
Tue 4/1    Wien AT
Thu 4/3    München GER Backstage
Fri 4/4    Leipzig GER Taubchenthal
Sat 4/5    Stuttgart GER LKA
Sun 4/6    Wiesbaden GER Schlachthof



Red Fang – ‘Whales and Leeches’ Full Album with Commentary Streaming Now

RED FANG: ‘Whales and Leeches’ Full Album Streaming with Exclusive Commentary via  YouTube

Online Beer Drinking Game Released

New Album Available Now via Relapse Records


Red Fang are streaming their brand new album Whales and Leeches in its entirety via YouTube along with exclusive video commentary.  Check it out here.

Additionally, Spin Magazine has named the record album of the week and is streaming it in full along with an exclusive Q&A and track-by-track with the band’s Aaron Beam (vocals/bass) and David Sullivan (guitars) here.

Red Fang recently launched a new video game — a virtual beer shot-gunning challenge for fans. Play here.

Masters of the hard rock hook, Red Fang–Bryan Giles (Guitar/Vocals), Aaron Beam (Bass/Vocals), David Sullivan (Guitar) and John Sherman(Drums)– worked with producer Chris Funk (Decemberists) and Mixer Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon). This same team worked on the group’s last album Murder The Mountains (April 2011), which sold over 50,000 albums under the radar and allowed the band to tour with sold-out shows and attract rabid fans for over two years. With the help of guests Mike Scheidt (Yob) and Pall Jenkins (The black Heart Procession), Whales and Leeches propels Red Fang into the upper stratosphere of hard rock and metal elite.

Red Fang are currently on the road in support of Whales and Leeches and will be heading to Europe in early 2014 as well.  See below for a complete list of tour dates.

To order ‘Whales and Leeches’ visit Relapse or iTunes.

For a free download of “Blood Like Cream” from ‘Whales and Leeches’ via the Relapse Sampler click here.

RED FANG: Helms Alee, Dog Shredder and Gaytheist support
Wed 10/16   Boise, ID Neurolux
Thu 10/17   Spokane, WA The Hop
Fri 10/18   Bellingham, WA The Shakedown
Sat 11/9   Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
Sun 11/10   Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
RED FANG: The Shrine, Indian Handcrafts, Cancer Bats and Radkey support
Sat 11/30   San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Sun 12/1   Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Mon 12/2   Tempe, AZ Club Red
Wed 12/4   Austin, TX Red 7
Thu 12/5   Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Fri 12/6   New Orleans, LA Siberia
Sat 12/7   Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
Sun 12/8   Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
Mon 12/9   Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
Tue 12/10   Cambridge, MA The Middle East
Wed 12/11   New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Fri 12/13   Montreal, QC Cabaret Mile End
Sat 12/14   Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
Sun 12/15   Detroit, MI The Shelter
Mon 12/16   Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
Tue 12/17   Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Thu 12/19   Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
Fri 12/27   Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
European Tour
Sat 1/18   Geneve CH Usine PTR
Sun 1/19   Orleans FR Astrolabe
Mon 1/20   Nantes FR Ferraileur
Tue 1/21   Bordeaux FR Krakatoa
Wed 1/22   Bilbao ESP Kafé Antzoki
Thu 1/23   Oporto  PT Hard Club
Fri 1/24   Lisbon PT Music Box
Sat 1/25   Madrid  ESP Sala Copérnico
Sun 1/26   Barcelona  ESP Bikini
Tue 1/28   Toulouse FR Connexion
Wed 1/29   Clermont-Ferrand  FR  Wild Festival
Thu 1/20   Mezzago  IT Bloom
Fri 1/31   Livorno  IT The Cage Club Theatre
Sat 2/1   Bologna IT Locomotiv Club
Sun 2/2   Ljubljana SLO Channel Zero
Tue 2/4   Rijeka CROATIA Palach
Wed 2/5   Budapest  HU Dürer Kert
Thu 2/6   Prague   CZ Futurum
Fri 2/7   Athens    GR Gagarin 205
Sat 2/8   Thessaloniki  GR Eightball
Sun 2/9   Istanbul TURKEY Jolly Joker *Red Fang only
Fri 3/14   Köln GER Essigfabrik
Sat 3/15   Hasselt  BEL Muziekodroom
Sun 3/16   Paris FR Divan Du Monde
Mon 3/17   Sheffield UK Corporation
Tue 3/18   Manchester UK Sound Control
Wed 3/19   Glasgow UK Classic Grand
Thu 3/20   Birmingham UK Institute Temple
Fri 3/21   London  UK Islington Academy
Sat 3/22   Eindhoven NL Effenaar
Sun 3/23   Nijmegen   NL Doornroosje
Tue 3/25   Hamburg GER Knust
Wed 3/26   Gothenburg SWE Truckstop Alaska
Thu 3/27   Oslo NOR John Dee
Fri 3/28   Stockholm SWE Debaser Strand
Sat 3/29   Copenhagen  DK Pumpehuset
Sun 3/20   Berlin GER Lido
Mon 3/31   Warsaw POL Basen
Tue 4/1   Wien AT
Thu 4/3   München GER Backstage
Fri 4/4   Leipzig GER Taubchenthal
Sat 4/5   Stuttgart GER LKA
Sun 4/6   Wiesbaden GER Schlachthof

Tues       4/8               Tampere FI                                 Klubi
Wed        4/9              Turku  FI                                       Klubi
Thu         4/10            Jyvaskyla  FI                                 Lutakko
Fri           4/11            Helsinki FI                                    Tavastia
Sat          4/12            St Petersburg RU                         Zal Oghidania
Sun         4/13            Moscow  RU                                Moscow Hall

Queens of the Stone Age-meets Mastodon. …a violent one, from its burly riffage to its apocalyptic lyrics.”

Whales And Leechesthe thing just stomps from the first drum hit, but when it shifts into the brain-frying bridge two-thirds of the way through, it takes flight and soars.”

“As brutally bacchanalian as a Viking on shore leave, it’s an infectious reminder of what Queens of the Stone Age once sounded like-and how powerfully Whales And Leeches makes the case for Red Fang’s sludgy godhood.

“While inherently heavy and sonically adventurous, at the heart of every Red Fang album there are hooks and fist-in-the-air choruses that are among the most accessible and unshakable in the underground.”

Red Fang are primed for a breakout this fall with their new album, Whales and Leechesa blistering hard rock release that should translate well to the live stage.’


PIG DESTROYER Release Never Before Heard EP

Grindcore Masters PIG DESTROYER have 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.


The band spoke about Pat and the EP release:


“Pat Egan was a friend and a keystone member of the Relapse family for many of the years we have been involved with it. He devoted his life to supporting underground music and he immeasurably helped develop the bands he worked with. His untimely passing on February 18 2013 shocked the many people that his life and work had touched.”


This EP was written and recorded during the final day of the Phantom Limb sessions with unexpected extra studio time and resources. In the following years, with Natasha being released on its own and Brian no longer being in the band, our intentions of releasing Mass & Volume basically evaporated. However, looking back now, Mass & Volume serves as a great epilogue to that particular era of the band.

Less than 2 weeks ago Relapse Records released “Patlapse” in honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a 20 track compilation featuring a collection of his favorite songs and artists, including Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Brian Posehn, Red Fang, Death, and many more, including a never-before-released track from Exhumed.

100% of proceeds from the compilation will go towards a college fund for his young daughter Katie.  Relapse thanks each band for contributing each track and waiving their royalty fee to maximize the benefit for Pat’s beloved family.  The compilation is available via Bandcamp at this location for only $5 but friends and fans are welcome to donate as much as they want. Direct contributions may also be made via paypal towellmissyoupat@relapse.com.


A memorial event for Pat has been scheduled for Tuesday March 5th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST at Idle Hands Bar in New York, NY. Everyone is invited to attend as we pay tribute to a dear friend, colleague & family man who left behind an amazing wife and a wonderful daughter. All proceeds from the event will go directly to his daughter Katie’s college fund. More information on the event can be found HERE.


March 29    Washington, DC        The Black Cat. Beer release show w/Darkest Hour
May 04 (TBA)    Tilburg,Netherlands    Neurotic Deathfest
May 23 – 26     Baltimore, MD        Maryland Deathfest XI


RELAPSE RECORDS: Releases Tribute Sampler to Pat Egan

Pat Egan, longtime Director of Retail Sales at Relapse Records, tragically passed away on Monday February 18th after a battle with pneumonia and related complications. In honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a 20 track compilation featuring a collection of his favorite songs and artists, including Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Brian Posehn, Red Fang, Death, and many more, including a never-before-released track from Exhumed.

100% of proceeds from the compilation will go towards a college fund for his young daughter Katie. Relapse thanks each band for contributing each track and waiving their royalty fee to maximize the benefit for Pat’s beloved family. The compilation is available via Bandcamp at this location for only $5 but friends and fans are welcome to donate as much as they want. Direct contributions may also be made via paypal to wellmissyoupat@relapse.com.

A memorial event for Pat has been scheduled for Tuesday March 5th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST at Idle Hands Bar in New York, NY. Everyone is invited to attend as we pay tribute to a dear friend, colleague & family man who left behind an amazing wife and a wonderful daughter. All proceeds from the event will go directly to his daughter Katie’s college fund. More information on the event can be found HERE.

The tracklisting for the compilation is as follows:
1. Brian Posehn – More Metal Than You
2. Exhumed – The Beginning After The End (Previously Unreleased)
3. Mastodon – Mother Puncher
4. Kingdom of Sorrow – Screaming into the Sky
5. Baroness – Take My Bones Away
6. Red Fang – Wires
7. Death – A Moment Of Clarity
8. Revocation – Teratogenesis
9. Brutal Truth – Old World Order
10.Dying Fetus – Second Skin
11.Black Anvil – Ultimate Reality
12. Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Sword Swallower
13. Zombi – Siberia
14. Pig Destroyer – The American’s Head
15. Toxic Holocaust – Sound The Charge
16. Murder Construct – No Question, No Comment
17. Horseback – Arjuna
18. Dillinger Escape Plan – Sunshine the Werewolf
19. Abysmal Dawn – In Service of Time
20. Total Fucking Destruction – In The Process of Correcting Thinking Errors


PIG DESTROYER Frontman Hosts Final Edition of Relapse Records Podcast for 2012

Relapse Records is closing out 2012 with a special podcast curated by the infamous J.R. Hayes of PIG DESTROYER! Mr. Hayes has picked 20 of his favorite tracks from the Relapse catalog in addition to answering an in-depth interview about the band’s new album Book Burner. Later in the podcast there is a preview of 2013 featuring new music from Red Fang, Blockheads, Call of the Void & Wolvserpent! Download the podcast HERE.

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.

Book Burner has received many accolades including:

Top Album of 2012 – Decibel Magazine
Top Album of 2012 – Revolver Magazine
50 Favorite Albums of 2012 – Alarm Magazine
Best Grindcore of 2012 – Exclaim!
Top Album of 2012 – Metal Sucks
Best Metal Albums of 2012 – Loudwire
Best Metal Albums of 2012 – CraveOnline

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 and iTunes.

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.

Jan 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs
May 23 – 26 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XI