Addressing The Masses Ep. 1

KEEPER MAGAZINE

What The Hell is Going On


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April 24, 2015 - Lindemann, the new project of Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann alongside Peter Tägtgren (Pain, Hypocrisy), will have its long-awaited debut album Skills In Pills released on June 23, 2015 via Warner Bros. Records in the U.S. (following the global release on June 19). Lead single "Praise Abort" will be released 3 weeks ahead of the album on May 29.
 Pre-order Skills In Pills via iTunes:
http://smarturl.it/skillsinpills.itunes
 Pre-order Skills In Pills via the Warner Music store:
http://smarturl.it/LindemannWMS
RAVEN are that rare thing in music, true originals - cut these guys with a razor and they will bleed true heavy metal - a more intense live band does not exist on this planet!
 The band will release their new album ExtermiNation will be released in the USA on April 28th as a digipak version (incl. 1 bonus track), 2LP gatefold green vinyl version and download through SPV/Steamhammer.  The album is available for pre-order on Amazon.com .
 Today RAVEN premieres the video for the song "Battle Marks/Tanks Tread (The Blood Runs Red)".  Check it out www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao0ygllIdXg&feature=youtu.be
 ICYMI: Attila's "Rebel" video, which premiered via BroBible earlier this week and is now available for posting + sharing, finds your boys commandeering a high school and turning all students, both male and female, into fans, Attila-style. 
  Think PG-13  Girls Gone Wild mashed up with Revenge of the Nerds. 
This video just might change your mind or your perception of Attila. It's so easy to cut and paste hate. How about watching a little more closely? 
See Attila this summer.  The 2015 Vans Warped Tour runs from June 19 through August 8. 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4qyynLzoHM
New York, NY (April 24, 2015) – Chicago metal titans Veil Of Maya will release Matriarch on May 12 via Sumerian Records. Today, the quartet also announces a late spring headlining tour with special guests Revocation, Oceano, Gift Giver and Entheos. The Matriarch Tour begins May 20 in Detroit and VIP pre-order tickets are available now via: VOM.soundrink.com 
XANDRIA's new EP is called Fire & Ashes and it is going to be released worldwide on July 31st via Napalm Records! Have a glance at the wonderful cover art, that was designed by Felipe Machado, known also for his works with Rage, Blind Guardian, Iron Savior and Rhapsody of Fire, to name a few.
 On their fifth album Moksha, the instrumental groove rockers MY SLEEPING KARMA show us their most varied side!  Be it one of their live shows, be it one of their albums: these German Psychedelic Rockers never fail to create a unique and hypnotic score of epic proportions.  Their new music video for the track "Prithvi" is being premiered exclusively by Metal Insider
Sweden is definitely known for first-class Heavy Metal! CIVIL WAR knows what their home is made of and they present some of the finest Swedish Heavy Metal on their forthcoming release Gods And Generals! This breathtaking six-piece features former members of Sabaton and Astral Doors, combining heavy metal riffs with epically sweeping melody lines! 
Check out their full album preview clip here: https://youtu.be/qWYxpB_ZTV4
Swedish Rock'n'Rollers HONEYMOON DISEASE have announced their worldwide signing with Napalm Records! Their upcoming album is scheduled for a fall 2015 and will be one of the finest groovy and speedy rock masterpieces yet. Be prepared for HONEYMOON DISEASE!
 Red Deer, AB groove metal five piece Leave The Living bring forth a blue-collar work ethic when it comes to making the ground shake before them. Gearing up for their 2015 debut album 'Pacifist' due out May 1st to follow up their 2012 self titled EP, LTL is looking forward to breaking necks with their punishing riffs and incredible breakdowns backed by wrenching screams and a heavier more brutal groove assault.
The band as unveiled their second single from 'Pacifist' at the following links below.
Youtube - https://youtu.be/cHzkRN8Bf4M
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/leavetheliving/sink-or-swim
Bandcamp - https://leavetheliving.bandcamp.com/track/sink-or-swim
Album Pre-Order Digital and CD -  https://leavetheliving.bandcamp.com/album/pacifist 
Helsott news: We are excited to announce that we will be touring North America with the ever amazing Arkona, and our Dutch drinking buddies Heidevolk!!! Tour dates will be announced soon!!!
PAGAN METAL!!!
Symphonic Metal Masters KAMELOT have returned after two years of touring the globe and twelve months of intense writing and recording. The new album titled Haven will make KAMELOT history as it will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's KAMELOT MUSIC LLC on May 4, 2015 (North America) and May 8, 2015 (Europe and rest of the world) and will showcase KAMELOT at their finest! 
http://www.napalmrecordsamerica.com/store
KAMELOT North American Tour With Special Guest Dragonforce:
4/27: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
4/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/1: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/2: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
5/3: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
5/5: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/6: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
5/7: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
5/9: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
5/10: Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub
5/11: Calgary, AL @ MacEwan Hall
5/12: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
5/14: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center
5/15: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/16: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
5/18: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
5/20: Austin, TX @ Emo's
5/21: New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Civic Theater
5/22: Birmingham, IL @ Iron City Live
5/23: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
 
North American Leg 2 With Special Guest Dragonforce
11/13: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
11/14: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/15: Louisville, KY @ Expo 5
11/17: Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore Charlotte
11/18: Springfield, MD @ The Fillmore
11/20: Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
11/21: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/22: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
11/24: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
11/25: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
11/26: London, ON @ Music Hall
11/27: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
11/28: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
12/1: Spokane, WA  @ Knitting Factory
12/2: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
12/3: Seattle, WA @ Showbox
12/4: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
12/6: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
12/7: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
12/9: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/10: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/12: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
 For More Information Please Visit:
http://www.kamelot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/kamelotofficial
https://twitter.com/KamelotOfficial
www.napalmrecords.com
FOR TODAY ANNOUNCE SUMMER
TOUR WITH GIDEON
Playing Largest Christian Festivals This Summer
 (New York, NY) - For Today announces headlining Summer tour.  The dates will include Christian Festivals such as Alive Fest, Creation Northeast, Icthus and Sonshine.   The band will play club shows surrounding the festivals with support from Gideon and Silent Planet.  Tickets on sale: Friday, April 24th 10am local.
 This will be the last leg of touring to support their 2014 album, Fight The Silence.  The band most recently toured with Motionless In White, We Came As Romans & Van’s Warped Tour 2014.   
     THE GREAT DISCORD Launch Second Video Teaser for New Album Duende
Debut Album Out This June on Metal Blade Records
Sweden has been a fertile ground for metal of all varieties for multiple decades, and there appears to be no sign that this will change anytime soon. The variety and quality of bands is staggering, and Metal Blade Records is prepared to help add THE GREAT DISCORD to the list of one of Sweden's finest new groups. The band's cornerstone is with the enigmatic vocals of Fia Kempe. Her tone and delivery is immensely emotive and is augmented by a band whose sound is impossible to describe. It's technical, heavy, and yet not so much to overwhelm those not anointed in metal. What's important is that The Great Discord offers a truly unique twist on both metal, and what is to be expected from a female-fronted band.
FORGOTTEN TOMB, Italy's finest purveyors of Black/Doom Metal, will embark on an headlining European tour in late October/early November 2015, supporting their latest record "Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love", released by Agonia Records in April 2015. The band will perform a brand-new set of songs, including material from all their discography that hasn't been played in a while (or never before). 
Hailing from France, NOCTURNAL DEPRESSION will team up as support for the whole tour, promoting their new album "Spleen Black Metal" ( Avantgarde Music). 
EVEMASTER: Finnish Dark Metallers inked a deal with Italian Label THE GOATMANCER
After releasing the highly acclaimed demo "In Thine Majesty" early 1997, the debut album "Lacrimae Mundi" in 1998 and the second album "Wither" in 2003 it was time for a new album which was entitled “III”. It was released in Scandinavia in June 2010. The album features more mature song writing which had evolved melodically and added heavier parts in the music. The album has received rave reviews especially in Finland. The album features Dan Swanö on vocals on 2 songs (he also mixed and mastered the album) and Markus Vanhala (Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum) doing 2 guitar solos.
After the demise of Supernova Records the band felt the album didn't get the deserved recognition they decided to work with up and coming Italian label THE GOATMANCER with the re-release of the album in 2015. This re-release is to boost the band for their next release which should be out in 2016.
NIBIRU: 'Padmalotus' Webisode #2 available
The second in a series of webisodes leading up to the release of "Padmalotus", the third album from the Italian Ritual Psychedelic trio NIBIRU, can be seen below.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5T00fOfeJg
 PRE-ORDER MATRIARCH HERE:
PHYSICAL PRE-ORDERS: http://www.VeilHasRisen.com
ITUNES PRE-ORDERS:  http://hyperurl.co/Matriarch_iTunes
VINYL PRE-ORDERS:  https://killermerch.com/artist/veilofmaya
New York, NY (April 24, 2015) – Chicago metal titans Veil Of Maya will release Matriarch on May 12 via Sumerian Records. Today, the quartet also announces a late spring headlining tour with special guests Revocation, Oceano, Gift Giver and Entheos. The Matriarch Tour begins May 20 in Detroit and VIP pre-order tickets are available now via: VOM.soundrink.com 
Veil Of Maya Tour Dates:
May 20 – Detroit, MI – Crofoot
May 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
May 22 – Rochester, NY  – Water Street Music Hall
May 23 – Long Island, NY – Revolution
May 24 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
May 25 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
May 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
May 27 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
May 28 – Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
May 29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
May 30 – Tampa, FL – State Theater
Jun 02 – El Paso, TX – Mesa Music Hall
Jun 03 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
Jun 04 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock
Jun 06 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Jun 07 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Jun 08 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Jun 09 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw*
Jun 11 – Calgary, AB – Republik*
Jun 12 – Edmonton, AB – The Pawn Shop*
The monster line up for Obscene Extreme America keeps growing with the following bands announced to this year's festival in Montreal, QC from August 20-23.
Announced this week are:
   POWER CUP 
   TURN ON YOUR POWER TOOLS FOR GRINDING RENOVATIONS! POWERCUP!!!
   These raw mince-grinding maniacs will give you a lesson in renovation through fucking noisy & dirty chugging powerviolence fueled with plenty of gurgling low end, played on a circular jigsaws and powered by an outside diesel generators. Grab your tool box, put on your tool belts & be part of the grinding cult of power tools & home renovation.
   NAPALM RAID
   LOUD AS FUCK CRUST-PUNK/D-BEAT FURY FROM HALIFAX!!! NAPALM RAID!!!
   This blazing crust trio will blow your fucking face off with some of the most aggressive d-beat Canada has to offer. Drawing a heavy influence from DOOM & the UK Hardcore scene of that time, NAPALM RAID deliver some of the most energetic gigs filled with tortured vocals, heavy riffs & raging solos in short sharp shocks that any punk can appreciate. Don't miss this!!!
   HOMALKA
   HIDE YOUR KIDS! HIDE YOUR WIVES! HOMOLKA IS COMING!!!
   The twisted & deviant noise/powerviolence machine HOMOLKA is here to terrorize your childhood dreams. Depraved as it sounds, the band name is based on a famous canadian serial killer. Coming from Toronto, this newcomer band will rape, torture & murder your eardrums while burying them under punishing grindcore madness.
   BROKEN HOPE
   DEATH METAL PLAGUE SPREADING TO MONTREAL - BROKEN HOPE!!!

   A putrid blast of air means that a nightmare burried a long time ago is coming near, black plague that has been recalled to life in the swamp of eternally decaying guts. Yes, merciless, heavyweight machine called Broken Hope from Illinois is rushing to grind your brains. Hibernated for a long time they are back with a new record Omen of Disease, organic brutal death metal mixed with a fair portion of sickness that is even more destroying than on their great album Loathing or extremely raw debut Swamped in Gore from 1991. And these are the albums that have become unquestionably the classics of brutal death metal genre.
   So be looking forward to this mutated monster to smash not only your ear canals and to fucking kick your ass but also to open a new dimension of fear and perversity in your mind as a bonus. Do not forget all your hopes will be drowned in the mud of Montreal at OEF AMERICA 2015!!!
   GROTESQUE ORGAN DEFILEMENT
   GORE FOREVER, MISOGYNY NEVER!!! GROTESQUE ORGAN DEFILEMENT!!!
   Thick and nasty goregrind extravanganza is awaiting you! G.O.D. play grindgore thorougly entrenched in the old school way. Capitalism, colonialism, white supremacy and patriarchy are vomited upon via a three way vocal attack while a fury of face-ripping riffs and genuine blastbeat obliteration ferocely destroy your skulls. Gore forever!!!
   TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION
   3 words!!! TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!!!!
   What better band describes more Obscene Extreme America than these fuckers?! Bringing their blend of catchy & weird-as-hell grindcore to Canada, the trio of TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION will leave no one indifferent. 
   You know what to expect: Unorthodox song structures, killer riffs, multi-vocals attack , pounding drums & craziness a go-go! Get ready to be part of the annihilation of Montreal!!!
   RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER
   BONE-CRUSHING, GRAVEYARD STOMPING PHILLY THRASH ATTACK!!! RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER!!!
   Don't get fooled by the name, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER are neither the stuff of fairy tales nor in fact a grindcore project, but a band focused on the current thrash revival mixing aggressive vocals, sick ass punked-up riffs with an old-school death metal feel.  
   These thrash maniacs better pay tribute to Canada by playing songs from their first live album, Raped by Bears! One sure thing, Living for death, destroying the rest is what defines this evil crossover assault and you better get your ass there to witness this madness
   JIG-AI
   LET’S FUCKING PARTY WITH CZECH GRIND COMMANDO!!! JIG-AI!!!
   Fuck yes!!! Did you really think Obscene Extreme was coming all over the way from Czech Republic to Montreal without bringing at least one of their motherland grind heroes?! You guys better pay tribute to the band by getting demented in the pit, wearing your crazy costume & stagediving like there’s no tomorrow. Hell, bring a fucking beach ball. Let show those Europeans bastards how insane we can get over here.
Bands previously announced to the fest line up are:
ABDICATE
AGATHOCLES
AGGRESSION 
ARCHAGATHUS
BIOLOGICAL MONTROSITY
CORRUPT LEADERS 
CREATIVE WASTE
DEBONED
DECHE CHARGE
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
DROPDEAD 
FUCK THE FACTS 
FULL OF HELL
GOEMAGOT 
HARD CHARGER
INHUMATE
IMMOLATION
MAGRUDERGRIND
MALIGNANCY 
MESRINE
M.O.D. aka Method Of Destruction 
MORPHEUS DESCENDS
MOTHER BRAIN 
PSYCHO
PUTRESCENCE
PUTRID PILE
SACCAGE
SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH
SOIL OF IGNORANCE
SOOTHSAYER
TRAP THEM 
For more info, please visit the following links:
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/407078159465552/ 
http://obscene-extreme.com 
https://www.facebook.com/ObsceneExtremeAmerica 
www.youtube.com/user/ObsceneExtremeFest 
OBSCENE EXTREME AMERICA 2015 Schedule
Thursday AUGUST 20 - PRE-FEST, start 7 pm, approx. 10 bands
TRH Bar
3699, Boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, Québec
www.trh-bar.com 
www.facebook.com/TrhBar 
Friday AUGUST 21, start 1 pm, approx. 20 bands
Théâtre TELUS, 1280 St-Denis / coin Ste-Catherine, Montréal, Québec
www.theatretelus.com 
www.facebook.com/theatretelus 
Saturday AUGUST 22, start 1 pm, approx. 20 bands
Théâtre TELUS
1280 St-Denis / coin Ste-Catherine, Montréal, Québec
www.theatretelus.com 
www.facebook.com/theatretelus 
Sunday AUGUST 23 - AFTERSHOW, start 5 pm, approx. 5-10 bands
Katacombes
1635 Boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2S9
www.katacombes.com/wp 
www.facebook.com/coopkatacombes 
About: 
Obscene Extreme Festival comes to Canada! August 20-23, the Obscene Extreme World Tour will be stopping by Montreal, Quebec for a weekend of extreme music madness!
Get your gore grind banana suit ready, put on your gas mask or your most comfortable stage diving costume and get psyched for a wide selection of underground acts. The first Canadian edition of this DIY party will bring the best of grindcore, crust, punk, death, thrash, hardcore, and everything in-between to the stage.
The Obscene Extreme Festival began in the Czech Republic in 1999, and over the past 16 years, more than 700 bands from all over the world have rocked its stage. The Obscene Extreme World Tour was born 2 years ago out of the desire to bring the carnage to extreme music fans worldwide. After Mexico, Indonesia, Australia, and Japan, the festival is bringing the blasting madness of Obscene Extreme to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Get ready for a 4 day trip of fast, brutal, and destructive musical violence.
5 reasons the Obscene Extreme World Tour is going to blow your mind:
1. Truly underground.
Obscene Extreme is one of the few truly underground festivals to unite big, genre-defining bands, and small, cult bands.
2. Vegan-friendly.
Whatever you do or don't do, believe or practice, you're welcome at Obscene Extreme.
3. Fair ticket price.
4. No massive booking agent or energy drink mega-festival bullshit, Obscene Extreme is affordable for everyone.
5.No shitty rules, no shitty security.
Stage diving, stage invasions and more, all welcome. Obscene Extreme treats you like people and doesn't stop you having fun.
Grindcore carnival
Wear a gasmask, dress as a goregrind banana, Obscene Extreme is more than a festival – it's a party!
Media Partners:
Absolute Underground Magazine - https://www.facebook.com/groups/10034445807/ 
Bucketlist Music Reviews - http://www.bucketlistmusicreviews.com
Chronic Aggression - https://www.facebook.com/ChronicAggressionRadio 
Montreal Music Scene - http://montrealmusicscene.com
As the craziest event of the summer draws closer, more details are emerging about the GWAR-B-Q including the first round of bands confirmed to play the event!  This year is an amazing milestone in GWAR's torrid history - 30 fucking years of death, destruction and rock and fucking roll! Such an occasion demands more than just a one-day party. The Scumdogs have set forth a slew of satellite events to be held across Richmond over the three-day weekend of August 14th through 16th. GWAR fans will be busier and more fulfilled than during any time in their miserable existence! And before you even ask...Hold your horses Bohabs, ticket prices and on-sale dates will be announced soon! 
 In 2015 the GWAR-B-Q will be nothing short of outrageous, a wet-n-wild orgy of hard music, super cool art, and delicious food. This year's three day birthday bash will be held, horns high, Saturday, August 15th at Hadad's Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231) in beautiful and historic Richmond, Virginia, the only city crazy enough to have produced the slaves of GWAR. 
 Legions of fanatical fans are expected to descend on Richmond to share in the celebration of 30 YEARS of GWAR! The event's expansion to a full three day weekend includes the annual kick-off party, the B4BQ, swelling to two RVA venues, The National and The Broadberry, on Friday, August 14th. A new closing party, The Brutal Brunch, will be launched on Sunday, August 16th, giving destination fans an opportunity to check out the new GWARbar!
GWAR's punk, rock, and metal obsessed followers will celebrate the outrageous antics and memories of the band's 30 year history, and enjoy a musical lineup like no other, complete with a rare and highly anticipated performance from the Descendents, Down and The Dickies on THREE stages of devastation alongside breakthrough artists like Goatwhore, MC Chris and Dead Earth Politics, as well as hometown favorites, RPG to name a few, plus MANY MORE exciting artists to be announced soon.
 Bohabs can receive discounts on weekend lodging through GWAR's partner hotels in Richmond. Information can be found at www.gwarbq.com. 
As always, part of the proceeds of the GWAR-B-Q go to RING DOG RESCUE, a non-profit organization dedicated to the safety and preservation of the "Pit Bull type dogs."
This is a birthday party Bohabs cannot miss... GWAR COMMANDS IT!

Legendary death metal unit, SIX FEET UNDER, dropped the infernal bounty of their Crypt Of The Devil full-length upon North America yesterday via Metal Blade Records. Composed by renowned growl monarch, Chris Barnes with Cannabis Corpse bassist/vocalist Phil "Landphil" Hall, Crypt Of The Devil serves as the band's eleventh studio offering and dishes up ten diseased slabs of unfettered death metal barbarity ornamented in Barnes' haunting prose. Surveying the darkest, most abysmal depths of the human condition, the record is alarming in both sound, mind and spirit.Smoke up and get evil, courtesy of High Times, at hightimes.com.
 Canada's epic metal quartet, VESPERIA have announced a string of tour dates across Western Canada this July with select dates supported by  Winnipeg's melodic death metal band Laika (https://www.facebook.com/LaikaOfficial). These dates come in addition to their Canadian East Coast dates that VESPERIA will be completing next month in support of their upcoming EP 'The Iron Tempests' (release date TBA) that will span around 18-24 minutes long and will be co-produced with the effort of Ryan Bovaird, frontman of Canadian melodeath band Hallow's Die. The EP artwork was also created by none other than VESPERIA's frontman Morgan Rider at his own White North Studios (http://whitenorthstudios.com).
May 6, 2015 - Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me have http://s03.fbridgecdn.net/users_files/43/57443/northernconquest2015.jpgpremiered an exclusive clip from the "Making of Coma Ecliptic" DVD on Billboard today! In the clip, lead singer Tommy Rogers discusses the concept of the band's upcoming, highly anticipated, album Coma Ecliptic. http://s03.fbridgecdn.net/users_files/43/57443/northernconquest2015.jpgFans can watch the video now
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6554073/between-the-buried-and-me-coma-ecliptic-album-video-preview
BLOOD & INK RECORDS is very happy to welcome NEW HEART to the Blood & Ink Records family. NEW HEART's Time Is Running Out EP will be available May 26th via Blood & Ink Records. Pre-orders are now available for limited edition tape and shirt packages at store.bloodandinkrecords.com
Swedish death metal act CUT UP have finished recording their debut album for Metal Blade and will release "Forensic Nightmares" June 30th in North America and on June 26th in Europe. A brand new video has been launched for "Burial Time", and can be seen now at metalblade.com/cutup, where pre-order bundles are also available.
(New York, N.Y.): German six-piece Eskimo Callboy will release their latest album, Crystals, in the U.S. on June 23 via Spinefarm Records. 
The band's label debut Crystals, which is their third overall, recently debuted in Germany at No. 6. 
  CRYPTIC HYMN has posted a new guitar playthrough for their latest single 'Revel In Disgust' at the following link here. The track is also available for free download on Bandcamp https://cryptichymn.bandcamp.com/releases and Soundcloudhttps://soundcloud.com/cryptic-hymn/revel-in-disgust  and is to give fans a taste of what's to come in 2015 as the band works on pre-production of their debut release. The blackened death metallers are a newly formed brutal assault featuring ex-Voyage of Slaves members Dave Palenske, Jon Grace, and Nathaniel Vowell as well as Josh Mumford of Anagnorisis Upcoming Show Dates:

May 16 - DETROIT, MI @ NEW DODGE LOUNGE
June 21 - ST. LOUIS, MO @ FUBAR
July 3 - NASHVILLE, TN @ THE HI TONE
For more info, please follow Cryptic Hymn at these links:
http://www.facebook.com/cryptichymnofficial 
http://twitter.com/CrypticHymn 
Italian dark metallers GRAVEWORM will release their new studio album "Ascending Hate" on June 19th (EU) / July 7th (US).
For the band it marks the return, three and a half years after "Fragments Of Death".
"Ascending Hate" will be available as CD, Digipak (incl. Sticker), ltd. white Vinyl & ltd. metal box (incl. Digipak, t-shirt, signed autograph card and gimmicks).
Canadian melodic metallers BOREALIS have inked a deal with AFM Records and will release their new album "Purgatory" on June 19th (EU) / July 21st (North America). So far this young and talented band may mostly be known to insiders and a smaller but devoted fanbase, but their new (3rd) album “Purgatory” proves that BOREALIS belong to the best bands in the genre.
With the final descent of Obliteration, the imminent new long player from Swedish death metal legion, ENTRAILS, now less than two weeks away, today the death dealers at Cvlt Nation are pleased to raise the dead with the coffinated sounds of latest single, "Obliterate."
With extremely catchy refrains, bewitching hooks and melodies, symphonic bombast and of course a good dose of Metal - that's DELAIN and that's how Symphonic Metal sounds in 2015!
 DELAIN with Nightwish and Sabaton
5/8: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
5/9: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
5/11: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
5/12: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
5/13: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
5/14: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
 DELAIN UK Tour
22.10.15 UK - Bristol / Marble Factory
23.10.15 UK - Birmingham / Institute Library 
24.10.15 UK - Manchester / Academy 2
25.10.15 UK - London / O2 Academy Islington
 With Special Guest: The Gentle Storm                                       
28.10.15 FR - Strasbourg / La Laiterie
29.10.15 FR - Paris / Divan Du Monde
30.10.15 BE - Vosselaar / Biebob
31.10.15 DE - Andernach / Juz Live Club
02.11.15 DE - München / Backstage Halle
03.11.15 IT - Milan / Live Club
04.11.15 AT - Graz / Explosiv
05.11.15 HU - Budapest / Club 202
06.11.15 SK - Bratislava / Randal Club
07.11.15 PL - Warschau / Club Progresia
After the release of the critically acclaimed EP "The Key and the Gate" the Swedish sextet YEAR OF THE GOAT from the metal town of Goteborg are back with a heavy sign of life and their full length album The Unspeakable, to be released on July 31st on Napalm Records.
    CCE Productions, Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo, Metal Nation Radio, and Asher Media Relations are proud to announce the return of this year's 2015 Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival in Drumheller, Alberta at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds. 
With 3 days of face melting metal from July 31st – August 2nd in the heart of the Canadian badlands, Loud As Hell is one of the biggest metal shows in Western Canada showcasing some of Canada's most talented bands and this year will feature an 100% all Canadian lineup with: Obey The Brave, Striker, Ken Mode, West of Hell, Death Toll Rising and 26 others emerging metal artists. 
Moving into its fourth year Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival promises to be bigger and better than last year with three full days of metal, onsite camping, vendors, tattoo artists, suspension demos, guitar and drum clinics, models and everything else that the big guy probably doesn't approve of... Yes it’s Loud As Hell so bring your ear plugs and get ready for over 30 bands playing over 3 days. The festival has hosted artists such as Kill Devil Hill,Three Inches of Blood, Protest the Hero, Titans Eve, West of Hell and are excited to bring even more Canadian Metal to Western Canada!
Loud As Hell Fest info: 
Friday, July 31 – Sunday August 2nd. . 
Tickets will be on sale via www.loudashell.com  
Ticket Info: Early Bird $80.00 (Includes camping) Regular (after May 9th) $100.00 
For more info, please visit these links: 
https://www.facebook.com/LoudAsHellFestival 
http://www.loudashell.com 
Just wanted to send a reminder and update on Vancouver based technical hardcore noisemakers  WITCH OF THE WASTE and their new EP  'Made of Teeth' released on  March 24th to follow up 2013's debut 'All Other Voices'.
 Last week the band's new video 'It Was Always 3AM' was premiered on Decibel Magazine - http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2015/4/20/video-premiere-witch-of-the-wastes-it-was-always-300-am
 here's the youtube direct link (please fell free to share and repost) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QnT9XQhYbo
Rhode Island Drone Noise Doomsters TOVARISH stream today the song “Declines in Empathy” from their new album at this address:
 https://youtu.be/RaRAO5rWVmI
 “This Terrible Burden” is available this week on CD/DD via ARGONAUTA Records.
 “A stunning new album of Cold War anthems loaded with martial industrial effects, haunting feedback loops of distortion, and vocals that sound like a diseased lung coughing up petrol”. 
Toilet ov Hell
“It’s cold, disturbing, depressive, destructive, like AGHAST meets WINTER”.
FFM-Rock
 www.argonautarecords.com
https://www.facebook.com/Tovarishband
Because GWLT don't see a single reason in stopping for a minute, the Munich fam recorded a new version of their hit song "Frontex", exclusively for the upcoming HARDCORE HELP FOUNDATION compilation. 
Santa Cruz recently released their self-titled album via Spinefarm Records. Today, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their brand new music video for “My Remedy.
Check out "Frontex (International)" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ63wR5e-Fs
Tour Dates:SANTA CRUZ w/ AMARANTHE
5/12: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Theater
5/13: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
5/14: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
5/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/16: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
5/17: Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range*
5/20: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
5/21: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
5/23: Calgary, AB @ Republik
5/24: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
5/26: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
5/27: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/29: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
5/31: Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
6/2: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
6/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
If you've been saying your "Hail Marys" and praying for another new song from metal alchemists Iwrestledabearonce, well those prayers have been answered. 
The band has again shared a brand new song from Hail Mary, out June 16 via Artery Recordings, and you are about to listen to it. 
The song is called " Wade in the Water." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyaeGM9VXXw
 Vancouver thrashers TITANS EVE announce they will performing dates in BC (dates listed below) in promotion of their third full length 'Chasing The Devil' due out on June 12th. Their first single ‘War Path’ is now streaming here http://www.revolvermag.com/news/titans-eve-premiere-new-song-war-path.html and is an anthemic track that gives listeners a taste of what is yet to come from the rest of their eight song LP. Sitting at track number two on the full length, it carries the weight of an Eric Mosher (AC/DC,Buckcherry) engineered song with the layered mastering from Jeff Waters (Annihilator). The group continues to utilize their background touring with larger acts and embedding aspects of stadium-esque sing along anthems into their newer material. 

 Let There Be GWAR is a comprehensive behind-the-scenes history of the most outrageous shock rock band of all time. GWAR fans will cherish this oversized hardcover book chock full of fascinating first-hand accounts and rare, never-before-seen photographs. The book follows the band from the mid-1980s, known in GWAR lore as the "Dim Time," when the group came together at a derelict dairy building in Richmond, Virginia, through the 1990s and 2000s, when the band spread across the face of the planet like a plague. This book is a record and testament to all that is GWAR, the band whoredefined the meaning of performance in rock music with their outlandish costumes and intense theatrical performances. A GWAR show is more than a rock concert; it is an immersive experience, featuring hilarious storylines, absurd live gore effects, and hundreds of gallons of blood and other fluids sprayed on an eager audience. Let There Be GWAR takes you backstage at these performances, a tour of the GWAR kingdom in photos, band posters, ephemera, production sketches and interviews, that chronicle the band's albums, comics and videos in a blood-stained hardbound tome. Bohabs the world over, will delight in the wretched world of GWAR through the pages of this, the most monstrous book since The Necronomicon.
The hardcover book is over 350 pages, with a lenticular cover, and features 30 years of GWAR and Slave-Pit Inc. the production company behind the band.
The book was compiled by Bob Gorman and Roger Gastman
Gorman began working with Slave Pit and GWAR in 1988. Today he serves as secretary, shop foreman, performer and visual artist for Slave-Pit. He began GWARchiving GWAR and Slave-Pit history in 1997, and this book is the result of that effort.
Gastman, the self-proclaimed "curator of culture" was the brains behind infamous "While You Were Sleeping" and "Swindle" magazines, has packaged over 3 dozen books for small publishers, curated gallery shows MoCA, the Corcoran, and countless other and has produced or worked on several documentaries concerning Graffiti or subculture in general.
For more info visit:
http://www.gwar.net
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
https://twitter.com/gwarofficial
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.gwarbq.com
https://www.facebook.com/gwarbq
https://twitter.com/gwarbq
https://instagram.com/gwarbq/
http://www.gwarjapan.net
Available today in stores and online from Relapse Records:
Razor - Violent Restitution (Reissue)
Razor - Shotgun Justice (Reissue)
Razor - Open Hostility (Reissue) 
Sweden has been a fertile ground for metal of all varieties for multiple decades, and there appears to be no sign that this will change anytime soon. The variety and quality of bands is staggering, and Metal Blade Records is prepared to help add THE GREAT DISCORD to the list of one of Sweden's finest new groups. The band's cornerstone is with the enigmatic vocals of Fia Kempe. Her tone and delivery is immensely emotive and is augmented by a band whose sound is impossible to describe. It's technical, heavy, and yet not so much to overwhelm those not anointed in metal. What's important is that The Great Discord offers a truly unique twist on both metal, and what is to be expected from a female-fronted band.
BLOOD & INK RECORDS is proud to announce the release of STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS' newest effort, Justice Creeps Slow, available everywhere June 9th. Pre-orders and more details coming soonSTRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS  will be touring this summer in support of their newest release,  Justice Creeps Slow . Dates can be found below and also at Blood & Ink's website,  www.bloodandinkrecords.com . 
STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS TOUR DATES
May 21  Greencastle, PA @ The Breathing Room 
May 22  Annapolis, MD @ Unified Underground 
May 23  Annapolis, MD @ Unified Underground 
May 24  Staten Island , NY @ The  Cup
May 26  Rochester, NY @ Vineyard Community Space 
May 27  Hamilton, ON @ Doors Pub 
May 28  Toronto, ON @ The Smiling Buddha  
May 29  Montreal, QC @ On Rock Community Centre 
May 30  Sherbrooke, QC @ The Murdoch
June 03  Worcester, MA @ The Raven
June 04  Pawtucket, RI @ The Space
June 05  Brooklyn, NY @ The Place
June 06  Virginia Beach, VA @ Hookup*
June 07  Littleton, NC @ Wilden House*
June 09  Columbia, SC @ Foxfield*
June 10  Savannah, GA @ Sweet Melissa’s*
June 11  Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theater* 
June 12  Tampa, FL @ Florida Rules Fest*
June 13  Tampa, FL @ Florida Rules Fest*
June 14  Tampa, FL @ Florida Rules Fest*
June 17  Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou’s*
June 18  Tallahassee, FL @ Pug's Live*
June 19  Warner Robins, GA @ House show*
June 20  Columbus, GA @ The Plug House*
June 21  Nashville, TN @ Exponent Manor*
 *w/ Dwell 
Fringe Records will release Legacy, a 12-track album from North Carolina's notorious punk rock band FUJIWARA on May 12, 2015. This album is a catalogue of Fujiwara's fan favorites from over the span of the band's nearly 20-year history. FUJIWARA is a high energy, crowd engaging three piece based out of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Both their performances and off stage personalities have earned them legendary status in the east coast surf and skate community. As the saying goes, "I went to a fight and a FUJIWARA show broke out".  FUJIWARA is always rocking, ready to prove that they still deserve the respect that they've earned
Swedish reformed death metal unit, CENTINEX, have revealed a new video to track "Moist Purple Skin", taken from the band's 2014 come-back album, "Redeeming Filth". The video can be watched here: 
https://youtu.be/ksdy1te4nC8 
DEUCE has recently collaborated with MUZU.TV to offer Deuce Acts the chance to showcase their music as part of MUZU.TV’s emerging artist feature #MUZUUnveils. 
MUZU TV can boast to having over 11 million users across their network on Desktop, Mobile, Smart TV and X Box, with over 30 million video streams a month in areas such as Central Europe, North America, Australasia, and Latin America.  Priding themselves on their editorial voice in helping its users discover new music from all genres, MUZU TV is excited to be working with DEUCE to showcase Deuce Acts across the MUZU multiplatform network.
ABIOTIC released their sophomore album Casuistry last week on Metal Blade Records. The critically acclaimed album cracked two of the Billboard Charts this week. Casuistry clocked in at #50 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Album Chart and #68 on the Billboard New Artist Chart.
ABIOTIC
w/ Boris the Blade, Alterbeast
4/29: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
4/30: Pocatello, ID @ Green T
ABIOTIC
w/ Boris the Blade, Alterbeast, Lord of War
5/2: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
5/3: Salem, OR @ Duffy's Hangar
5/5: San Jose, CA @ The Rockbar
5/6: Upland, CA @ The Grizzly Den
5/7: Camarillo, CA @ Rock City Studios
5/8: San Diego, CA @ Soma
ABIOTIC Headline Date:
5/9: Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/Abioticfl 
NATIVE CONSTRUCT released their debut album Quiet World last week on Metal Blade Records. Quiet World entered two of the Billboard Charts, which is quite impressive for a debut album! The album entered the Hard Music Albums Chart at #56 and the New Artist Chart at #85. 
For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/NativeConstruct
https://twitter.com/NConstructBand   
https://www.youtube.com/NativeConstruct