The 2016 Relapse Sampler features songs from label heavyweights such as RED FANG, NOTHING, OBSCURA, THE ALBUM LEAF, OBITUARY, etc. alongside tracks from the debut full-lengths of WRONG, GATECREEPER, INVERLOCH, SUMERLANDS, BRAIN TENTACLES, and GRAVES AT SEA. Additionally the sampler contains tracks from special re-issues by metal legends DEATH and PENTAGRAM as well as from newly signed Relapse artists THE OBSESSED, INTEGRITY, KING WOMAN and CLOAKROOM.
Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Northwest Indiana trio, CLOAKROOM. Formed in 2012, CLOAKROOM play an amalgam of psychedelia, stoner rock, shoegaze and moody, pop-influenced, sonic abrasion. To coincide with the signing, CLOAKROOM have released a new single entitled “Big World” which can be streamed and downloaded via Bandcamp HERE. The single is an alternate version of a track that will appear on their forthcoming Relapse debut, which they plan to record in the near future. The album will be due out in mid-2017.
New Zealand death metallers ULCERATE have shared a new drum playthrough video via Sick Drummer. Watch Jamie Saint Merat perform song segments from the recently released Shrines Of Paralysis full-length here.
Shrines Of Paralysis is out now on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital options are available via Relapse.com here.
Additionally, ULCERATE are currently headlining a North American tour with Icelandic dissonance-mongers Zhrine and Montreal death metal quartet Phobocosm
Philadelphia shoegaze/alternative rock quartet NOTHING have confirmed new tour dates for this upcoming winter. NOTHING will kick off 2017 with their first ever appearances in Japan (January 12-15), Southeast Asia (January 18-21) and Australia (January 24-29)
INTER ARMA are also currently supporting Carcass and Deafheaven on a North American tourWatch here:
Virginia’s INTER ARMA have shared a live video of drummer T.J. Childers captured during their most recent headlining tour at Saint Vitus Bar in New York.
Calgary, AB's RED CAIN will be releasing their debut self-titled EP on November 25th and before it drops they have teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for the exclusive FREE download of their track 'Dead Aeon Requiem', which is available at the following link: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/red-cain-dead-aeon-requiem-free-song-download
For more info, please visit http://facebook.com/redcainofficial.
Renowned not only for their powerful rock songs but also for countless moving ballads, British rock icons Magnum are set to surprise their fans with a very special release at the very beginning of the coming year: THE VALLEY OF TEARS - THE BALLADS has been scheduled for release on 6 January 2017 (US/Canada: 20 January 2017), an album featuring ten of their most accomplished ballads, all of them re-mastered and in parts even newly re-recorded and remixed.
THE VALLEY OF TEARS - THE BALLADS will be released as a digipak version, download and stream on January 20th, 2017 in North America through SPV/Steamhammer.
Be sure to witness the new era of ROME with EX DEO!
EX DEO fully indulge in pomp and drama with their upcoming milestone The Immortal Wars - out on February 24th 2017 via Napalm Records. People of Rome, the Eternal City, spread the word!
Will you spread the word of Rome? Will you join the legion?
The band`s third album offers epic war scenarios, highly melodic death metal and orchestral anthems that demand those fists in the air! Today the masterful artwork, track listing and on very top of that a first album teaser is unvSwedish melodic metal legends SOILWORK are thrilled to announce that they will join the NHL's New York Islanders on Monday, November 14th (Military Appreciation Day) at the team's home game at Barclays Center vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning. While at Barclays Center, SOILWORK vocalist and hockey enthusiast Bjorn "Speed" Strid and the band will take part in arena interviews, fan t-shirt toss and a fan hype video to be aired during the game. To get fans excited for the game, SOILWORK music videos will also be aired in the arena between periods. This is an honor for any musician, let alone a heavy metal band on such a grand scale.eiled!
Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the January 27th release of Stephen Pearcy's fourth original solo album, "Smash". Stephen Pearcy, best known as the original vocalist and founding member of the platinum rock band RATT, has been working hard to complete his highly anticipated new album, while at the same time keeping busy performing shows across the U.S. The first audio offering from "Smash", entitled "I Can't Take It" can be heard HERE.
"Smash" canbe ordered here http://radi.al/Smashor at the below links:
Google Play: http://radi.al/SmashGooglePlay
KRAMPUS are one of the truest and most honest metal bands out there. What started off as a very solid, and somewhat stereotypical "folk metal" band, KRAMPUS has evolved immensly and defined their own musical path with no regrets. The bands latest single "The Trial" is a perfect example of how far they have come musically and the sonic direction they are moving. While their sound still contains the core elements of "folk metal", one must really hear to fully understand the new soundscape that KRAMPUS is inventing.
"The Trial" is coming off the bands upcoming full length release, Counter//Current,which is due out on November 15, 2016.
DUE TO MASSIVE DEMAND - GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON, a fun and blood-drenched 4-issue full-color comic book series now on Kickstarter, unveils a ton more new and exciting limited edition rewards to bestow upon loyal backers. New rewards include a second Kickstarter exclusive GWAR T-shirt, signed art and merchandise from the band, original painted art from the band, and very rare prints of new GWAR art from artists Stephen Blickenstaff (the artist behind the iconic CRAMPS "Bad Music for Bad People" album cover art), Chris Pyrate, and Tom Neeley. More art to be revealed later this week from artist Kyle Strahm.
The comic series is blowing up Kickstarter, raking in a whopping $32,000 in less than two weeks, and is written by shock rock legends GWAR, co-writer Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Welcome Back, Critical Hit), colorist Marissa Louise (RoboCop, Escape from New York), letterer Taylor Esposito (The Paybacks, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and editor Brendan Wright (Archie vs. Predator, Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight).
"Seeing the incredibly positive reaction to the GWAR Kickstarter has been tremendous," said co-writer Matt Miner. "Making comics with my favorite band is like a dream. A fever dream where I'm surprisingly okay to be choking on my own blood while showered with alien jizz, but a dream nonetheless."
Having already violated the art, music, and film worlds, now infamous scumdogs GWAR are coming for your comic books! Do you need to be a GWAR fan to love this series? Hell no! There's loads of laughs, violence, fun, and irreverent social satire for everyone to enjoy!
Trampling through the past after being trapped in time by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect, GWAR fights and kills and kills and KILLS, slogging their way through human history in a torrent of gore, blood, bile, and other assorted bodily fluids the way only the most famous satirical heavy metal band from the depths of outer space can.
Each issue will also feature art and story contributions from GWAR members themselves, starting with pieces by BOB GORMAN (Bonesnapper the Cave Troll) and MATT MAGUIRE (Sawborg Destructo).
The Kickstarter can be found at GWARKICKSTARTER.COM and it ends on November 25, 2016! Kickstarter is all-or-nothing funding so it must hit goal by November 25th to be able to make the project.
You'll always hear your favorite band... here in metal, metal land!
Calgary, AB metalcore six piece, SHARK INFESTED DAUGHTERS have unleashed a sharknado of 10 assaulting tracks plus a bonus acoustic version of their first single 'Tidebringer' with their new album 'These Tides, Our Tombs' out now as of November 11th. The album is produced Rob Kukla (Arbitrator) with mixing plus mastering done by Sacha Laskow (Every Hour Kills). Revolving mostly around themes of love and loss, 'The Tides, Our Tombs' is an album that has the originality to break down genre walls and create a truly diverse and dedicated fan base. A sound that has the consistency that veteran fans know and love, but still manages to remain dynamic enough to attract a plethora of new listeners. It's rare to find such a definitive offering from an unsigned band. It's crushingly heavy, yet beautifully melodic.
Technical progressive metal band ONI recently released their heavy-hitting single "Barn Burner", and today you can watch superhuman Xylosynth player Johnny D shred through the track - with two mallets in each hand! Check out what Revolver Magazine describes as "pyrotechnic solos on Xylosynth" here via Metal Injection: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/onis-xylosynth-player-shreds-through-barnburner-this-is-so-br00talutifully
ENTOMBED are currently rehearsing at Malmo Live for their dual-performance set for this Saturday. The band released a time-lapsed video via their Official "Entombed Clandestine" Facebook page on October 21 showing illustrator Dan Seagrave (re)creating artwork for the band's famed Clandestine album; artwork that will be included in the production of the concert on November 12. The special event is the second performance in the last few weeks that reunites original members Alex Hellid (guitar), Uffe Cederlund (guitar), and Nicke Andersson (drums) on stage for the first time since 1997.
Clandestine was recorded at Stockholms Sunlight Studios. Produced by Tomas Skogsberg, it is considered a genre milestone. AllMusic credits it for setting the stage for successive generations of death-rooted Scandinavian metal bands. The bands infamous buzzsaw guitar riffs and varied tempos quickly catapult them to the forefront of the then exploding global scene. Hellid says, Clandestine is a complex beast. Revisiting it 25 years later is definitely something special. Cederlund adds, its one of those albums that you hear something new every time you listen to it. I like albums like that.
The current issue of Decibel Magazine celebrates the induction of Clandestine into its Hall Of Fame series. Editor Albert Mudrian says Clandestine is, one of the greatest death metal records Swedish, or otherwise of all time.
This Friday (November 11th), Downfall Of Gaia will release their fourth full-length, Atrophy, via Metal Blade Records. Recorded in June 2016 at Hidden Planet Studio Berlin with Jan Oberg, Atrophy was mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studio in San Francisco, CA, and is a record about the absurdity of life and human existence - an album about the constant dialog between life and death. To hear Atrophy in its entirety, please visit Noisey.Vice.com for the exclusive stream: https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/downfall-of-gaia-reach-their-peak-on-atrophy
Jack Russell's Great White represents the next phase of his legacy. On January 27, 2017 Frontiers Music Srl will lay the framework for this new phase with the release of "He Saw it Comin".
"He Saw it Comin" can be ordered here: http://radi.al/HeSawItComin or at the below links:
Google Play: http://radi.al/HeSawItCominGoogle
As previously announced, Armored Saint has teamed up with PledgeMusic to give fans a new live album: Carpe Noctum. Having toured with Metallica, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and many other artists since their inception in the early 80s, Armored Saint has always been a highly regarded live act - not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989's live album, Saints Will Conquer - until now, with Carpe Noctum, which was recorded at the band's 2015 Wacken festival set, as well as their headlining show in Aschaffenburg, Germany.
For a first preview of Carpe Noctum, the live version of "Aftermath" is now available exclusively for pledgers at PledgeMusic: pledgemusic.com/armoredsaint - where the album can also be pre-ordered in various formats and bundles, with every "pledge"/purchase receiving a digital download of the tracks, plus behind-the-scenes content (including footage from Wacken 2015, plus 2016's Ozzfest and Queensryche appearances, and more!).
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Swedish death metallers Evocation!
Evocation has released four full-lengths since their debut Tales From The Tomb in 2007, and the band is looking to release their new album via Metal Blade Records in early 2017.
Evocation's Marko Palmen (guitars) comments: "We are extremely proud to announce the signing of a new world wide recording agreement with Metal Blade Records. Evocation will from this day on be part of a legendary roster consisting of bands such as Behemoth, Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Mercyful Fate, etc.
For us it was a natural choice to join Metal Blade Records since we already for several years had a successful co-operation with them for the licensing of Evocation's first three albums in the USA & Canada. Metal Blade Records is also a label that is widely known for its commitment within the death metal scene, which for us means a lot.
On behalf of Evocation, I can only say that we are very pleased to have found a new home for the band. Huge thanks to Brian Slagel, our old friend Andreas Reissnauer and all the people at Metal Blade Records for making us a part of the Metal Blade family!"
First Print Edition ANTICLIMAX LEVIATHAN out 11/15/16
The First Edition of Ryan Bartek’s autobiographical memoir “Anticlimax Leviathan” will be released worldwide on November 15th, 2016. This 404 page, 6x9 Paperback by Anomie Press will be available for $18.95 / €18 through the Ingram Spark/LSI distribution network, available at 55% wholesale discount to retailers in USA & Europe.
“Anticlimax Leviathan” will be available on the systems of 38,000 booksellers worldwide for pre-order starting Halloween 2016. “Anticlimax Leviathan” will also have additional distro through Amazon USA, EU & UK.
Anticlimax Leviathan (Free Preview)
PDF Download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/pdvgjr7gaihrraj/
In celebration of the band's 25th Anniversary, Frontiers Music Srl has released TYKETTO's brand new album "Reach".
"Reach" can be ordered or streamed here: http://radi.al/Reach or at the below links:
Google Play: http://radi.al/ReachGooglePlay
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