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KING PARROT: Australian Grind Unit To Return To US Stages Next Month Supporting Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals – Australian grind unit KING PARROT will return to the states next month on a near month-long journey supporting labelmates Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. Set to commence September 6th in New Orleans, Louisiana, the trek includes a slot at this year’s edition of Berserker Fest on September 28th in Pontiac, Michigan. See all confirmed dates below. [MORE]
INFERNAL COIL Releases “Continuum Cruciatus” As Within A World Forgotten Debut LP Nears Release Via Profound Lore + Tour With Sumac And Dälek Approaches – Profound Lore has released the new INFERNAL COIL single “Continuum Cruciatus” as the label prepares to release the Idaho-based extreme metal act’s debut album, Within A World Forgotten. The LP will see release in September as the band tours across the North American East Coast including dates with Sumac and Dälek. The album was produced by Billy Anderson (Bell Witch, Leviathan, Red House Painters, Amenra) and features artwork by Adam Burke. [MORE]
CAULDRON: Revolver Debuts “No Longer” From New Gods Full-Length; Record To See Release Next Month Via The End – Revolver is currently streaming “No Longer” from Canadian heavy metal trio CAULDRON. The tune comes by way of the band’s forthcoming new full-lengthNew Gods set to drop September 7th via The End Records in North America and Dissonance Productions in Europe. The band’s fifth full-length and follow up to the critically-lauded 2016 albumIn Ruin was captured by Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Wooden Sky) at Union Sound in Toronto and again promises a strong emphasis on songwriting and melody, complete with high-end organic production to match. Notes Revolver of the track: The latest single is “No Longer,” a Scorpions-meets-Dokken-esque rocker that focuses on strong vocals and badass guitar licks to create their retro-leaning approach. Riffs are paramount, yet the quality of the band’s songwriting supersedes any potential genre trappings.” [MORE]
TODAY IS THE DAY: The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself Documentary To See Release Through Gravitas Ventures August 28th; Trailer And Preorders Posted + Tour Underway – The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself, the powerful documentary film about TODAY IS THE DAY‘s Steve Austin, will see official release through global entertainment distribution operation Gravitas Ventures on August 28th. The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself is not your typical music documentary, but rather a film that focuses on the story of the artist himself, and what it means to express yourself on an existential level no matter what the cost. The trailer for this film on YouTube had over twenty-thousand hits within three months of being posted and has received a wide array of awards through its screenings at various international film festivals over the past year. Preorders and official trailers for the film are now available. [MORE]
HORSEWHIP: “Funeral Circus” Premiered At Decibel Magazine; Financial Ruin To Release Self-Titled LP From Band Formed By Members Of Reversal Of Man And Combatwoundedveteran – Decibel Magazine is streaming “Funeral Circus” by Florida-basedHORSEWHIP as their self-titled debut 12″ nears release through Financial Ruin in September. With members hailing from the likes of Reversal Of Man, Early Grace, Combatwoundedveteran, Order Of Importance, Sutek Conspiracy, and more, HORSEWHIP delivers a dose of crusty, gnarled, noise-drenched hardcore anthems fans of His Hero Is Gone, Cursed, Acrid, Pg.99, Orchid, Reversal Of Man, and Combatwoundedveteran should not miss.[MORE]
A DYING PLANET: Facing The Incurable Streaming At Sonic Perspectives; Debut Album By Act Founded By Zero Hour And Abnormal Thought Patterns Members Out NOW – A DYING PLANET – the new outfit spawned by twin brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton, known for their work in Zero Hour, Cynthesis, Abnormal Thought Patterns, and more – present their Facing The Incurabledebut album. Surging with nearly fifty-three minutes of dynamic material through six sprawling tracks, A DYING PLANET‘s Facing The Incurable was mixed Forrester Savell (Animals As Leaders, Sikth) and mastered by Alan Douches (Between The Buried And Me, Mastodon). [MORE]
GOATWHORE To Headline 2018 Edition Of The Metal Alliance Tour This Fall; European Trek Underway – GOATWHORE will return to North American stages this fall as headliners of the 2018 edition of the Metal Alliance tour. Set to commence on October 31st at Southport Music Hall on their home turf of New Orleans, Louisiana, the tour will make its way through over two dozen cities upon its conclusion November 30th in Easton, Pennsylvania. Support will come from The Casualties, Black Tusk, and Great American Ghost as well as Morthereon and Gozu on select dates. A great triumph, the slot sees GOATWHORE join the echelon of previous Metal Alliance headliners like Behemoth and Anthrax. VIP packages are on sale today at THIS LOCATION. General tickets go on sale Monday, August 20th. [MORE]
WHITECHAPEL Announces Ten Years Of Exile US Tour With Chelsea Grin, Oceano, And Slaughter To Prevail – Following their massive summer co-headliner with labelmates The Black Dahlia Murder, WHITECHAPEL will return to the road this November and December to embark on their Ten Years Of Exile US tour, commemorating the tenth anniversary of their This Is Exile full-length. Support will be provided by Chelsea Grin, Oceano, and Slaughter To Prevail. The tour will see WHITECHAPEL perform This Is Exile in its entirety, plus a selection of additional songs, and serves as the final run of shows before the band returns to the studio to finish recording their upcoming new album, due in the spring of 2019 via Metal Blade Records. [MORE]
GRIDFAILURE & MEGALOPHOBE: Tasukete Collaborative Album To See Release Via Nefarious Industries In October; “Agoraphobic Claustrophobia” Streaming At Svbterranean – New York-based solo experimental outfits GRIDFAILURE and MEGALOPHOBE haverecoalesced to dispatch their second fully collaborative album, Tasukete. The album will be released via Nefarious Industries in early October, and the album’s spastic “Agoraphobic Claustrophobia” has been debuted at Svbterranean, who calls the song, “a nearly five-minute mind-melter of abrasive noise, dizzying atmospheres, pseudo jazz instrumentation, and psychotic vocals. It’s like being trapped in a funhouse while under the influence of illicit substances.” [MORE]
MORNE: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Scorn” From Boston Doom/Sludge Unit; To The Night Unknown Release Day Nears + Live Dates With Tribulation And Black Anvil Confirmed – On September 7th, Armageddon Label will unleash To The Night Unknown, the anticipated new full-length from Boston-based doom/sludge unit MORNE. As a precursor to its release, Cvlt Nation offers up “Scorn” for public feasting noting of the record overall, “[These] songs were not made to fit into a specific genre but were created to open a place in our humanity that needs to be aware of the beauty in pain.” [MORE]
EAGLE TWIN Announces European Tour Dates In Support Of The Thundering Heard – Salt Lake City-based duo EAGLE TWIN has announced a European tour this Autumn in support of their third album, The Thundering Heard (Songs Of Hoof And Horn), out now via Southern Lord. The Heavy Hoof Tour 2018 begins in Utrecht, Netherlands October 4th and runs through October 14th, ending at Antwerp Desert Fest in Antwerp, Belgium. [MORE]
PULCHRA MORTE: Death/Doom Legion Releases Limited Seven Inch Featuring Paradise Lost Cover + “Soulstench” Video Posted – Death/doom legion PULCHRA MORTE will release a limited-edition single featuring the haunting sounds of “Soulstench” on Side A and a rendition of Paradise Lost’s “The Painless” on Side B. Previously released in its demo form, “Soulstench” will appear on the bands upcoming full-length while the cover track is exclusive to this release. [MORE]
ZEVIOUS: MetalSucks Streams Lowlands Album By New York City Instrumental Avant-Metal Trio; LP Out NOW Through Nefarious Industries – MetalSucks is now streaming the entire fourth LP by New York City-based trio ZEVIOUSLowlands, as the album sees release through Nefarious Industries. The band, formed by a trio of musicians who also play in in Dysrhythmia, Sabbath Assembly, Many Arms, Smother Party, and more, has also announced a hometown record release show for the album for September 7th. [MORE]
TERRORIZER: Decibel Debuts “Invasion” From American Grindcore Icons; Caustic AttackPreorders Available – Decibel Magazine is currently streaming “Invasion” from American grindcore legends TERRORIZER. The tune comes by way of the band’s long-anticipated new full-length,Caustic Attack, set for release via The End Records October 12th. The band’s first studio offering in six years was produced by Jason Suecof (Deicide, All That Remains, Kataklysm, Battlecross) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and features the apocalyptic cover art of Timbul Cahyono (Rotting Corpse, Pyrexia). Issues guitarist Lee Harrison of the track, “We are proud to finally unveil the new track from Caustic Attack. We made sure this album is unrelenting and ‘Invasion’ is a good start on the journey. This album is a punisher so be warned. A short and fast blasting dose of Pete Sandoval in his element. We look forward to playing this one live.” [MORE]
PRIVATE LIFE: BrooklynVegan Streams Debut Album From Los Angeles/Austin-Based Cyber-Synth Outfit; Silent Partner Out NOW Via Dark Operative Digital – BrooklynVegan is now streaming Silent Partner, the debut album from Los Angeles/Austin-based psychedelic cyber-synth rock duo PRIVATE LIFE, the collaborative project between Christopher Royal King (This Will Destroy You) and Sam Chown (Shmu). The outfit will release Silent Partner through Dark Operative Digital. Silent Partner is a fascinating blend of cyberpunk, dream pop, psych, prog, and kraut vibes from the ’70s, bits of thrash, and modern modular electronic synths. [MORE]
EDGAR ALLAN POE’s The Black Cat, Scored By Fabio Frizzi, Audio Sample Playing At Decibel Magazine; LP Nears Release Via Cadabra Records – An audio sample of Cadabra Records’ entrancing presentation of EDGAR ALLAN POE‘s The Black Cat is now streaming at Decibel Magazine, as the haunting tale sees deluxe vinyl release through the Spoken Arts label in early September. The classic Poe tale The Black Cat is here told by stage and screen icon and regular Cadabra reader Anthony D. P. Mann and is scored by famed composer Fabio Frizzi (Kill Bill,The BeyondThe City Of The Living Dead), and features newly commissioned art by Jeremy Hush. [MORE]
TRAPPIST: Metal Injection Premieres “No Soldier Left Behind” Video; Ancient Brewing Tactics LP Out NOW On Relapse Records – Los Angeles-based TRAPPIST today unloads theirAncient Brewing Tactics debut LP through Relapse Records, taking the occasion to release their new official video, “No Soldier Left Behind” through a premiere at Metal Injection. TRAPPIST isbassist/vocalist/brewer Chris Dodge (Spazz, ex-Infest, ex-Despise You, etc.), guitarist/vocalist/fermenter Phil Vera (Crom, Despise You, ex- -16-), and drummer/vocalist/bottler Ryan Harkins (co-owner of Grill ‘Em All). [MORE]
TILE: Come On Home, Stranger LP By Pennsylvania Sludge/Noise Rock Trio Out NOW + Eastern US Tour Underway – Allentown, Pennsylvania-based noise rock/sludge trio TILEcelebrates their twelfth year as a band with theirnew LP, Come On Home, Stranger. The album is out today through Limited Appeal Records and is streaming in its entirety. The aggressive and infectious Come On Home, Stranger LP packs twelve tracks into forty-two minutes, filling every second of the record with their gnarled, varied style. TILE also takes off on their Eastern US tour in support of the record, beginning with a hometown record release show tonight. [MORE]
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