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Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors book out now via Metal Blade, continue US Tour

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
behemoth-book Today, Metal Blade Records is very pleased to unleash Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors to the masses. Written by Lukasz Dunaj, the gorgeous, meticulously-designed 490-page, hardcover tome takes an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland of Poland. Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former Behemoth members as well as interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, vintage, never-before-seen photos, flyers, lyric sheets and so much more. Behemoth Said vocalist/guitarist Nergal, "Behemoth's biography is out ...

Disgrace Tours East Coast In April in Support Of Debut LP, True Enemy

Friday, February 20th, 2015
disgrace band As their True Enemy debut LP is being prepared for release in just over a month, Southern California hardcore heathens, Disgrace, have slated a short but brutal East Coast US tour for mid-April. Scheduled around their scheduled performance at the annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, from April 12th through 18th Disgrace will storm through Amityville, Albany, Montreal, Toronto, Buffalo and Philadelphia alongside Closed Casket Activities labelmates, God's Hate, before closing the run down at NEMHF on Saturday, April 18th alongside Testament, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, Nails, Indecision, fellow CCA mates Incendiary, Suburban Scum and more. Disgrace The True ...

Gorguts announce release of ‘Obscur’ & ‘From Wisdom To Hate’ re-issues in April

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
[caption id="attachment_52476" align="alignnone" width="590"]Gorguts - Luc Lemay Gorguts - Luc Lemay[/caption] Century Media Records are re-issuing of two groundbreaking technical death metal albums by long-running Canadian legend Gorguts on April 6, 2015 in Europe and April 7, 2015 in North America. Founding member Luc Lemay (vocals/guitar) comments: "Hi everybody! It's with excitement that I write these lines to you today, because I'm proud to announce that our 1998 record "Obscura" and 2001's "From Wisdom To Hate" will finally be re-released! We did a lot of touring for our latest record, "Colored Sands", and everyday someone would ask me when "Obscura" would be out again. Well, here ...

Bolt Thrower announces 2015 Overtures of War Tour in Canada

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
bolt-thrower-canadian-tour-2015 Bolt Thrower are returning to Canada this summer. The band has posted the following update: "Continuing down the path of revisiting places we haven't been to for a very long time, we're happy to announce that the next country on our list is Canada! We'll be playing three shows: June 19th, 2015 - Amnesia Rockfest, Montebello, QC June 20th, 2015 – London Music Hall, London, ON June 21st, 20156 – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC Support bands for the two club shows will be announced soon. Check the venue websites for information regarding tickets. Cheers, BT" A limited amount of Bolt Thrower vinyl is still available on the Metal Blade web ...

Magrudergrind record new album with Kurt Ballou at God City for Relapse Records

Monday, February 16th, 2015
Magrudergrind-band-010 Relapse Records has announced the signing of American grindcore trio Magrudergrind. The Brooklyn-based group formed in 2002. Magrudergrind have released two full-lengths and a series of splits, EPs, and compilations over the years. The band has recently completed recording their highly anticipated first new material in over five years with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Torche) at God City Studios in Salem, MA. The full-length record will be mastered by Pig Destroyer's Scott Hull and artwork will be designed by Clint Nicolas. The album will see a release later this year via Relapse along with extensive touring ...

Lightning Bolt drop first new material in 6 years, Full US Tour Spring 2015

Sunday, February 15th, 2015
Lightning Bolt cover Over the course of its two-decade existence, noise duo Lightning Bolt has revolutionized underground rock in immeasurable ways. The pair broke the barrier between stage and audience by setting themselves up on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentous live performances and the mania they inspired paved the way for similar tactics used by Dan Deacon and literally hundreds of others. Similarly, the band's recordings have always been chaotic, roaring, blown out documents that sound like they could destroy even the toughest set of speakers. Set for release next month, Fantasy Empire, Lightning Bolt's sixth album -- and first in ...

French Grindcore Unit Blockheads Release New Music Video

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
blockheads French grindcore activists Blockheads have released the third music video from their 5th full-length entitled This World Is Dead, currently available via Relapse Records. The video for the song “Crisis Is Killing The Weak” is currently streaming below. Recorded in Geneva, Switzerland at Terrier 5 with Jerome of Nostromo / Mumakil, This World Is Dead features 25 songs clocking in at over 40 minutes of brutally efficient, grade-A, frenzied grind. This World Is Dead by Blockheads (FR) Formed 20 years ago, Blockheads (Xav - vocals, Fred - guitar/vocals, Nico -drums/vocals & Eric - bass/vocals) ...

Enabler launch US Tour Today in Philly; Call Of The Void Join This Weekend

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Enabler - Jeff Ohio-based hardcore/metal outfit Enabler has kicked off their North American tour with Call Of The Void today! See below for all upcoming dates. Enabler recently completed recording their forthcoming album, Fail To Feel Safe, at Silver Bullet Studios with engineer Chris Teti and producer Greg Thomas (Misery Signals, Shai Hulud), who also produced the band's critically acclaimed album, All Hail The Void (2012). Mastering is currently being done by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. An early summer 2015 release date is planned. Fail To Feel Safe will be Enabler's debut LP for new label home, ...

Primitive Man Release Limited 12″ EP Via Relapse Record; Tour Dates with Wake, Sea Bastards

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
primitive-man-home-is-where-hatred-is-cover Denver blackened doom heathens, Primitive Man, will release a special 12" EP next month via Relapse Records. Fittingly titled, Home Is Where The Hatred Is, the four track slab was tracked at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt, etc.) and delivers thirty-one heinous minutes of nihilistic, feedback-doused audio atrocities brimming with gnarled riff torrents and enough fury to level a nation. Home Is Where The Hatred Is will be limited to 750 copies on black standard gram wax and 250 copies on silver standard gram wax. EP trailer featuring opening track, "Loathe," below. In related ...

Napalm Death debut Animated Video, Begin US Tour w/ Exhumed, Iron Reagan

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Napalm-Death-Apex-Predator-Easy-Meat UK's grindcore and death metal pioneers, Napalm Death have just debuted a new animated video for song "Smash a Single Digit" at Decibel, taken from the band's forthcoming LP, Apex Predator – Easy Meat, due out January 27th via Century Media. In line with Napalm Death's long-standing political commentary, the video denounces capitalistic society and the exploitation of the workers who absorb the true cost. Napalm Death are currently on the 70000 Tons Of Metal ...

New England Metal & Hardcore Fest Announce More Bands For 2015 Edition

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
NEMHC-Fest-flyer-2015 The seventeenth annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17th, 18th, & 19th 2015 has announced a third wave of performing bands. Friday’s lineup will see Fit For An Autopsy, Australia’s own, Boris The Blade and New England’s own, On Broken Wings. Saturday is a metal and hardcore onslaught with the addition of Vital Remains. The Plot In You, I Declare War, Lionheart, and These Streets will round out Sunday’s lineup. As one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the US, the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest has helped jumpstart the careers ...

Enabler begin tracking Century Media debut, US Tour With Call of The Void In February

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Enabler - Jeff Ohio-based hardcore/metal outfit Enabler has entered Silver Bullet Studios with engineer Chris Teti (The World Is A Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die) and producer Greg Thomas (Misery Signals, Shai Hulud), who also produced the band's critically acclaimed album, All Hail The Void (2012). Mastering will be done by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. An early summer 2015 release date is planned. Enabler's Jeff Lohrber comments: "It's been great working with Greg Thomas again. Greg is a former guitarist of the band, in addition to producing our debut full-length, 'All Hail the ...

Nails Release Two New Songs via Decibel Magazine + NYC & Philly Show One-Offs

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Nails - This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 Nails recently released their first new tracks since 2013's acclaimed Abandon All Life LP via Southern Lord Recordings. Two brand new songs, "Among The Arches Of Intolerance" and "In Pain, were exclusively recorded for Decibel Magazine and have been pressed on to an extremely limited Flexi-Disc included with February's hard-copy issues. Copies can be ordered via the Decibel web shop. Nuclear Blast announced the signing of Nails last year and will be releasing their as-of-yet-untitled third album in 2015. Nails was formed in December 2007, and ...

Obliterations plan East Coast Tour dates for February 2015

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
obliterations-winter-tour-2015 LA rippers, Obliterations, have announced the band's next bout of live actions with an eleven-city stomp through the eastern portions of the continent next month. While their Poison Everything debut LP was out crushing skulls within the underground and mainstream media worldwide surrounding its release in October, the band hit the road heavy throughout the West Coast of North America and Southeastern US throughout the year, including a punishing West Coast Southern Lord Fall Tour also including Baptists and Torch Runner. Obliterations will continue to expand their damage eastward, touring from February 12th through 21st, the ...

Cult Leader Tour En Route To Record LP With Kurt Ballou at God City Studios in March

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
CULT LEADER US TOUR - 2015 Salt Lake City's Cult Leader is a band that needs little introduction. After the early 2013 dissolution of their prior band, metallic hardcore mainstays Michael Mason, Casey Hansen, and Anthony Lucero were joined by bassist Sam Richards to form a brand new beast: Cult Leader. Cult Leader released their debut, Nothing For Us Here, last April via Deathwish Inc. Now, the band will head to Salem, MA to record new tracks with Kurt Ballou at God City Studios once again, that will become their yet-to-be-titled sophomore full-length, due later this ...

XIBALBA: New Single Premiere & Tour Dates Announced

Friday, January 2nd, 2015
[caption id="attachment_54155" align="alignnone" width="590"]Xibalba - This Is Hardcore 2014 Xibalba - This Is Hardcore 2014 - Photo by Anne Spina[/caption] Pomona, California's Xibalba has unchained the first single from their approaching Tierra Y Libertad LP with a stream of the album's third track, "Invierno," now playing at Noisey. Bearing an impressive arsenal of recordings amassed since 2010, including notable splits, EPs, demos and two prior LPs, each chapter of Xibalba's recorded bloodline to date has seen the band expand upon their dense, hateful sound, and their third LP, Tierra Y Libertad, proves to follow this ominous path. With some of the band's most savage death metal-fueled hardcore and ...

Trap Them join Converge, Harm’s Way, YAITW for DeathWish 2015 European Tour

Monday, December 22nd, 2014
trap-them-european-tour-2015 Monochromatic 'punk of death' practitioners, Trap Them will join Converge, Harm's Way, and Young And In The Way for a spat of European tour dates in May and June of 2015 as part of Deathwish Fest Europe. The first round of confirmed dates are listed below: DW FEST EUROPE CONVERGE, TRAP THEM, HARMS WAY, YOUNG AND IN THE WAY 05/30: London, UK @ ULU (DW Fest Europe): Converge, Trap Them, Harm's Way, YAITW 05/31: Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom (DW Fest Europe): Converge, Trap Them, Harm's Way, YAITW 06/01: Paris, France @ Trabendo (DW Fest Europe): Converge, Trap Them, Harm's Way, YAITW 06/02: Geneve, Switzerland @ L'Usine (DW Fest Europe): Converge, Trap ...

Young Widows Announce 2015 US Tour Dates

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
young-widows-2015-tour-dates Young Widows, have announced a handful of March tour dates in support of their latest album, Easy Pain. The trio's fourth full-length album, via Temporary Residence Ltd., an impossibly dense tangle of bracing post-punk intensity and darkened noise rock hues, was hailed as "a winning slew of dark, whiskey-soaked Kentucky" by Under the Radar upon its release. Long renowned for the visceral live engagements, the tour is not one to miss. Experimental singer-songwriter Shannon Wright will provide main support on all dates; the tour will also be joined by New York's The Austerity Program, whose latest Beyond Calculation, was recently named of Rolling Stone's #12 metal album ...

Mutoid Man launch East Coasts dates w/ Russian Circles this week before recording at God City Studios w/ Kurt Ballou

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
mutoid man band 2014 Mutoid Man, the relatively new trio of Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) on guitar and vocals, Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die) on drums and Nick Cageao on bass, will kick off a string of East Coast dates as direct support for new Sargent House label mates Russian Circles Tuesday, December 9th in Hamden, CT. Mutoid Man were tapped to play this short run of Tenth Anniversary of Russian Circles shows but will also play their own headline date on December 13th in Chapel Hill, NC. Check out the full tour routing below. Following these shows, in January 2015, Mutoid Man ...

King Parrot joins Down, Orange Goblin, and Bl’ast for US Tour in December

Friday, November 28th, 2014
punk rock but kinda not tour 2014 Australian thrash grind misfits, King Parrot, will return to the road later this week for a final run of live assaults on North America supporting Down, Orange Goblin, and Bl'ast. Set to commence November 29th in New Orleans, the tour will steamroll through nearly two dozen cities, with the final performance taking place December 21st in Houston. King Parrot continues to tour in support of their Bite Your Head Off full-length released via Candlelight Records last year. Championed for its "ceaseless brutality," by Ghost Cult and dubbed "aggressive as fuck," by Headbang Or GTFO, the record was produced by Jason Fuller (Blood ...

Hollow Earth release new LP and continue full US Tour

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
hollow-earth Michigan's metallic doom purveyors, Hollow Earth are dropping new LP, Silent Graves, today via Panic Records with new track streaming now via Decibel Magazine. Hollow Earth has offered up "The Reclamation," the opening track off its new album, Silent Graves is streaming exclusively courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

As Decibel's Shawn Macomber puts it: "If you're looking for some doom-y metallic hardcore nastiness, rising Michigan badasses Hollow Earth are here to oblige." Silent Graves is out today on Panic Records, the label founded by Timm McIntosh of Seattle hardcore royalty Trial. Silent Graves was produced ...