Mono announce North American tourdates
Fresh off a sold out show at Daikanyama UNIT in Tokyo, and an appearance at Hostess Club Weekender as the first Japanese band ever in the history of the festival, MONO is ramping up for a banner year in support of their 2016 LP Requiem For Hell. Recorded with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago, Requiem For Hell is a cinematic retelling of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, complete with sinister crescendos, slow burning strings, and squalling guitar interludes.
04.19.17 Minneapolis MN @ First Avenue w/ SLEEP
04.20.17 Madison WI @ Majestic Theatre w/ SLEEP [SOLD OUT]
04.21.17 Madison WI @ University of Wisconsin
04.22.17 Chicago IL @ Subterranean
04.23.17 Detroit MI @ El Club
04.25.17 Toronto ON @ Lee’s Place
04.26.17 Montréal QC @ Phi Centre
04.27.17 Providence RI @ Columbus Theatre
04.28.17 Portsmouth NH @ 3S Artspace
04.29.17 Hamden CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space
05.01.17 Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
05.02.17 Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
05.03.17 Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
05.04.17 Durham NC @ Motorco Music Hall
05.05.17 Asheville NC @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
05.06.17 Nashville TN @ Exit In
05.08.17 Atlanta GA @ The Earl
05.09.17 Birmingham AL @ Saturn
05.11.17 Baton Rouge LA @ Spanish Moon
05.12.17 Houston TX @ Walter’s Downtown
05.13.17 Dallas TX @ Club Dada
05.14.17 Austin TX @ Barracuda
05.16.17 Phoenix AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
05.18.17 Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge
05.19.17 Denver CO @ Marquis Theatre
*Support bands; Holy Sons, Kikagaku Moyo & more.
Russian Circles to release 'Live at dunk!fest 2016'
The tracks, recorded by Jannes Van Rossom (Deaftone) and Thierry Staelens were mixed by Dallas Thomas from Pelican and mastered for vinyl by Collin Jordan (The Boiler Room LLC). These tunes are now being pressed on high quality 180g colored vinyl, in two different color configurations. The package comes in an upgraded gatefold cover, printed inside out, designed by Error! Design. The inside is a collage of pictures taken at dunk!festival 2016 by Davy De Pauw and Gosia Wanda.
Pre orders are available here.
Bongzilla announce full European tour
In anticipation of a long-awaited new album release since 2005's Americajuanican, reformed stoner doom legends BONGZILLA are set to take over the Old Continent through a month-long tour starting at the end of April. Among the landmark events on this tour, the US foursome will perform their 15-year old classic Gateway in its entirety at Roadburn Festival (NL), and not one, but two sets at mighty Desertfest London (UK).
BONGZILLA EUROPEAN TOUR 2017
20.04 - Tilburg (NL) Roadburn Festival
21.04 - Saint Petersburg (RU)
22.04 - Moscow (RU) ШАГИ
26.04 - Bologna (IT) Alchemica Club
27.04 - Lausanne (CH) Impetus Festival / Romandie
28.04 - Berlin (DE) Desertfest Berlin
29.04 - London (UK) Desertfest London
30.04 - London (UK) Desertfest London
01.05 - Bruxelles (BE) Magasin 4
02.05 - Le Havre (FR) Le Sonic
03.05 - Paris (FR) Glazart
04.05 - Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
05.05 - Toulouse (FR) Rex Club
06.05 - Madrid (SP) Kristonfest
07.05 - Gueret (FR) Metal Cultures
08.05 - Aarau (CH) Kiff Foyer
09.05 - Zagreb (HU) Mochvara
10.05 - Wien (AT) Arena
11.05 - Belgrade (SR) Elektropionir
12.05 - Skopje (MN) МКЦ
13.05 - Sofia (BG) Live & Loud Club
14.05 - Timisaora (RO) Daos Club
15.05 - Budapest (HU) A38
16.05 - Prague (CZ) Klub 007
17.05 - Warsaw (PL) Pogłos
18.05 - Kauns (LT) Lemmy Klubas
19.05 - Riga (LV) Nabaklab
20.05 - Talinn (EST) Rock Stars
21.05 - Helsinki (FIN) Bar Loose
23.05 - Oslo (NOR) Blå
24.05 - Gothenburg (SWE) Truckstop Alaska
25.05 - Copenhagen (DK) Pumpehuset
26.05 - Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
Bettie Serveert announces Record Store Day release
This LP experience is intense, raw and tender, but it is also passionate and fierce. Some songs will definitely remind people of their classic 'Palomine', the debut album that started everything 25 years ago. The album is recorded and mixed with Jesse Beuker, with whom Canadian-born vocalist Carol van Dyk and lead guitarist Peter Visser have worked before on their Australian project 'Me & Stupid'. This collection of 11 tracks also includes the rock duet 'Love Sick' with Peter te Bos, vocalist from the famous Dutch band Claw Boys Claw.
More info here
The Veldt return with a new single
More info here
Samsara Blues Experiment reveal track and tour dates
Guitarist and vocalist Christian Peters discusses this first excerpt: "It is the first song we did after Richard had left the band. It came out from a series of jam sessions. The song topic seems to be about growing up, or maybe growing up responsibly. Kind of a coming of age thing, wrapped in heavy riffs and Pink Floydish-psychedelia, plus some kind of Indian raga theme. It’s pretty much what one can consider as ‘classic SBE’-material already, I think. It may be interesting to know that Richard, who did not play any instruments, but again recorded the album, also contributed some nice ideas in the process, like having me play the backward solo or putting in some vintage tape-effects. we are all very happy with the outcome of this song in particular and hope you will enjoy. there is much more on the album."
2. Sad Guru Returns
3. Glorious Daze
4. One with the Universe
5. Eastern Sun & Western Moon
25.03 - Roma (IT) Defrag
31.03 - Osnabrück (DE) Westwerk
01.04 - München (DE) Under The Black Moon Festival
02.04 - Leipzig (DE) Werk 2
22.04 - Barcelona (SP) Riff Ritual Festival
29.04 - Berlin (DE) Desertfest
30.04 - London (UK) Desertfest
12.05 - Berlin (DE) Zukunft am Ostkreuz - Stummfilm Special
13.05 - Berlin (DE) Zukunft am Ostkreuz - Official release party
14.05 - Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
15.05 - Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
16.05 - Bielefeld (DE) Forum
17.05 - Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
18.05 - Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
19.05 - Paris (FR) Le Backstage
20.05 - Köln (DE) Underground
11.08 - Finkenbach (DE) Finki Festival
Cry My Name release video and album details
CRY MY NAME will release new album Reflections April 21 on Bastardized Recordings. And the group sounds fresher and more dynamic than ever! On Reflections, the band's traditional style is bolstered by a fat production, angry riffs, roller-grooves and hard chorus hooks.
CRY MY NAME fuels its sound with aggressive hardcore beats without anchoring themselves to the past. Most importantly, the Kiel boys demonstrate a unique flair for writing great songs! Reflections was recorded at Blastbeat Productions and mastered a Pitchback Studios.
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Fractal Universe release new video
Directed by Vincent Tournaud, the video was born with the aim to illustrate the birth of consciousness with the use of two distinct scenes. Thus, the song revolves around the key moment when human starts to consciously perceive the surrounding world.
'Engram Of Decline' will be released via Kolony Records on April 14th, 2017.
'Engram Of Decline' is a 10-track concept album based on Nietzsche's 'Thus Spoke Zarathoustra', and it wishes to explore the history of human thought, by delivering nearly 60 minutes of finest Progressive Death Metal.
'Engram Of Decline' also features 2 mind blowing guest appearance by saxophonist Jørgen Munkeby (Shining) and guitarist Michael Keene (The Faceless).
Nervochaos release 360* video
“Nyctophilia” is an eclectic mix of all that characterizes the band, 13 new tracks of 80s-fueled blackened extreme music, executed in NERVOCHAOS trademark: raw, aggressive and organic style of Metal. “Nyctophilia” has a new intensity and it takes a step forward, compared to their older releases.
For the first time, the band recorded the album outside Brazil, spending a month in Como/Italy at Alpha Omega Studio along with producer Alex Azzali, who also did mixing and mastering of the new album. Also it’s the first album composed and recorded with the new line-up which features Lauro ‘Nightrealm’ on vocal/guitar, Cherry on guitar, Thiago ‘Anduscias’ on bass and the only remaining original member Edu Lane on drums. The album artwork was created by Alcides Burn, a talented Brazilian artist that has worked with acts such as Blood Red Throne, Acheron, Iconoclasm, Headhunter DC and many more to list. “Nyctophilia” also features special guest vocals appearance by Sebastian L. of INTO DARKNESS and Leandro P. of R.N.S. plus one track, ‘Vampiric Cannibal Goddess’, with the guitar riffs created by Bolverk of RAGNAROK.
Across The Burning Sky publish lyric video
"Sacrifice" is once again a fast and ferocious ode to the early melodic death metal of the nineties and will also be on the forthcoming fourth part of the "Hymns Of The Underground" compilation series.
Dead Conspiracy release video
The band credited with being Portland's first-ever death metal act released its long-anticipated first full-length LP of new material in November. Dead Conspiracy is available on CD, vinyl and digital formats through Necromantic Press Records. Exile Music will release the album on cassette. CDs featuring the 1987 demo and a cover track recorded for Tribute To Headhunter Death Cult are offered in Brazil by Funeral Rites Records.
The follow-up to the band's critically-acclaimed 2014 Abomination Underground, the self-titled album is an utterly destructive, dark, depraved, and disgustingly satisfying piece of death metal that fans of Death, Gruesome, Sodom, Massacre and all the old gods will surely appreciate.
Sigil release new video
"this is definitely the thrashiest/fastest track on the record and stands apart from the other songs for that reason. Thematically it's about the destructive nature of radicalized religion, regardless of what that religion is." comments vocalist / guitarist Alex Citrone.
SIGIL successfully blends classic Swedish death metal with American crust resulting in catchy, crushing chaos. Keeping true to the old school faith, their debut album 'Kingdom Of The Grave' is unrelenting in its death metal attack, which also incorporates raw D-beat aggression complimented by slashing solo's and throat-ripping vocals. For fans of Black Breath, Carnage, Dismember, Entombed, Entrails, Fatalist, Fleshcrawl, Gatecreeper, Grave, His Hero Is Gone, Nihilist and Tragedy
Vocalist / guitarist Alex Citrone comments on the album:
"Kingdom of the Grave” is pure, raw death metal with an explosive energy to it. It has themes of the occult, suicide, police brutality and a dystopian future. Fans of the old and new school will find something to love."
Pre order here
Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy release video
Pain describes 'Mixed Messages':
“This release is like the gateway drug to metal and heavier music in general! We appeal to a very wide range of musical tastes so guys can play us for their girlfriends, and girls can play us for the guys. If you identify another way, you can play us for whomever you’d like. If any negative response comes out of it, it’ll be the fans that expect every song to get heavier with each effort. What I hope they notice is the constant evolution of our sound. The music itself is getting more and more diverse and progressive, while the song structures are also evolving into bigger, more complex arrangements. I want everyone that listens to this record to feel an emotional connection. I want people to relate to, and hear the MESSAGE in each track."
In support of the new EP, the 'Allcore' metal band has premiered their new video 'Day One'.
"The band and I are all fans of 'play through' videos. Usually you'd see individual play through videos like bassists, drummers, or guitarists by themselves. I had recently watched a few that Luke Holland & Jason Richardson have done together and thought it would be very cool to do a full band play through. We were originally planning on doing another lyric video for "Day One" but the idea fit nicely with this track because of all the great individual parts. We want our friends and fans out there, who may not always have a chance to catch 'Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy' live, see us play and get a feel for what we do as musicians." - Adrian Pain
Evenline release video
Give me a pill
I don't know what's real
Give me a break
There's brokenness in my wake
Bring me your faith
Please get me someplace safe
Nighon release single and video
"We have released a new video with a strong message. The song "The Dirge" raises the question: "Why do we have wars?”. They are horrible and the majority of mankind seems to despise it. The song was inspired by the annexation of Crimea, the Vietnam war and the Korean war. Björn: "The lyrics I wrote tells us about the consequences of letting our hate spin out of control, and when governments twist lies into truths to justify war!"
Fall Of Carthage reveal video and tourdates
The shooting took place in the middle of February in Kleinrinderfeld, near Würzburg.
Fall Of Carthage will be supporting Hopelezz this summer on a mini tour. Check the live dates below.
MagnaCult release new video
Righteous Murder features Alma Alizadeh from For I Am King to add her brutal voice to the song. The song is about how people can have such intense and disastrous experiences with others in ways they are being deprived of who they could actually become in this life.
MagnaCult´s debut album 'Synoré', released in 2007, saw the birth of their signature groove and death metal. The band took their sound to the next level with their follow-up album 'Insua EnVenom'. More brutal and technical than their 2007 debut, 'Insua EnVenom' is faster and more crushing. With their third album, 'INFINITUM', MagnaCult have nailed their music style, shifting up a gear to an epic release packed with massive guitar solos and full of groove.
09 June 2017: Dynamo, Zürich, Switzerland
13 June 2017: Podium Victorie, Alkmaar, Netherlands
14 June 2017: Turock, Essen, Germany
16 June 2017: Der Hirsch, Nuremberg, Germany
20 June 2017: Poppodium Metropool, Hengelo, Netherlands
21 June 2017: Knust, Hamburg, Germany