Get to know SECRETS OF THE SKY

Dark, brooding, pure, eclectic, Pathway features Garett Gazay fluctuating between monstrous growls and clean, soothing vocal cascades, all the while complimenting the twisted compositions of guitarists Andrew Green and Clayton Bartholomew. Bassist Ryan Healy and drummer Lance Lea round out the lineup, their rhythms and distinctive voices adding further depth to the collective’s meticulous, blackened soundscrapes. Sonically, SECRETS OF THE SKY aimed for a massive, clean, and organic sounding production. Much time was invested in obtaining huge drum sounds and the focus was on single performance takes throughout the process. The result is an ambitious foray into conceptual storytelling, coupled with emotional music full of peaks and valleys. This is a metal record, to be sure, but more importantly, it sounds like an album of music. This is not a random sequencing of songs or a search for a “hit” single; the tracks all have their place in the story, and the cuts in between actually drive the narrative through sound effects and ambiance. SECRETS OF THE SKY‘s Pathway is an experience to be had, as well as a record to merely be heard.

Pathway is available for pre-order now at metalblade.com/secretsofthesky

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ANAAL NATHRAKH (not a person) Will Tear You Apart – LIVE DATES!

UK-based extreme metal duo, ANAAL NATHRAKH who have been a staple on #TWRradio since their 2012 release Vanitas, will wage war on North America later this spring on a long-anticipated stretch of live incursions. Slated to embark on May 11 in Sacramento, the antagonistic twosome will march through a dozen metropolises, with their final massacre to take place at this year’s Maryland Death Fest on May 24. The band will be joined by special guests Incite and label mates, Secrets Of The Sky.

ANAAL NATHRAKH w/ Incite, Secrets Of The Sky
5/11/2015 Starlite – Sacramento, CA
5/12/2015 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
5/13/2015 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
5/14/2015 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
5/15/2015 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
5/16/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/17/2015 Live Wire Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/18/2015 Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
5/19/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
5/20/2015 Foufounes – Montreal, QC
5/21/2015 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
5/22/2015 Championship’s – Trenton, NJ
5/24/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD

ANAAL NATHRAKH unleashed their eighth studio offering, Desideratum, via Metal Blade Records last Fall. ANAAL NATHRAKH – guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney alongside vocalist David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – is the sound of chaos incarnate. Entirely petrifying yet inexplicably inviting, the duo’s maniacal musical dexterity, ingenuity and breadth, married with an intensely cynical intelligence is virtually unmatched in the metal world. Reaping mass approvals from media outlets globally, Desideratum takes the meaning of “extreme” to an entirely new realm of audio bedlam.

Desideratum is currently available via Metal Blade Records at metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh.

http://www.anaal-nathrakh.com

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Bombs Away! Blackie effing Lawless Rides Again

Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal Icons W.A.S.P. That is about to change as W.A.S.P. has signed a new worldwide record deal with Austria’s Napalm Records.W.A.S.P. will release their 15th studio album titled Golgotha this August.

W.A.S.P. are excited to announce they have signed an exclusive recording contract with Napalm Records.  We chose Napalm for their personal belief and professional commitment to our career.  We’re looking forward to years of great success together starting with the release of our upcoming album Golgotha“, states W.A.S.P. front man Blackie Lawless.

Vice President of Napalm Records Thomas Caser on W.A.S.P. joining Napalm Records:

“It is a true honor to announce this signing today, a dream has come true. With their impressive career and ability to create musical masterpieces W.A.S.P have always been one of the most influential Metal bands out there since the beginning of their career. We are thrilled about the upcoming album Golgotha which will be released this summer!”

W.A.S.P. came out of the Los Angeles Metal scene in 1982 gaining notoriety for their shock rock antics. With a career spanning over 3 decades, 17 world tours, and now their 15th studio album, they are a metal band that has evolved in maturity without having lost their signature sound, unlike many of their peers from their origins. Golgotha will continue down the path that 2007’s Dominator and 2009’s Babylon started on, both in production style and theme. Six years in the making, Golgotha will undoubtedly lead the listeners on the emotionally epic undertaking that W.A.S.P. has become acclaimed for!

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Here Comes GWAR B-Q!

  

Come celebrate GWAR‘s 30th year of conquest on this fucking shit-hole planet at the most ear-bursting, bone-crushing, mouth-watering, belly-bursting, beer-guzzling, nut-bustingest party of this or any summer! The date is set for the 6th Annual GWAR B-QSaturday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231). 

  

 

This amazing milestone in GWAR‘s torrid history – 30 fucking years! – 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 14 through 16. GWAR fans will be busier and more fulfilled than during any time in their miserable existence!  

  

 Today, the official commercial for this year’s GWAR B-Q has been released. It can be found here http://youtu.be/14uWvkr0S-w

Watch it, worship your lords and masters GWAR, share it, then watch it again! 

In other GWAR news, your Lords and Masters will be travelling back in time to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the film Empire Records, in which they had a starring role.  GWAR will make an appearance during the anniversary Celebration in Brooklyn, NY April 8 – 10.  More details on GWAR‘s invasion of Brooklyn, NY can be seen HERE.

Finally March 23rd marked a sad anniversary in the GWAR family, as it was the one-year anniversary of founding member Dave Brockie’s (Oderus Urungus) final journey to Valhalla.  We celebrate him on this day as we celebrate and worship him every day.  Hail Oderus! 

 

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New SOILWORK Album! Hire Dirk Verbeuren

SOILWORK’S Dirk Verbeuren Drum Video + Lessons/Session Work 

SOILWORK drumming phenom Dirk Verbeuren is currently making his incredible drum skills available for session work throughout the rest of 2015.  Verbeuren is no stranger to session work as he’s graced our ears countless times through his work with such artists as SOILWORK, DEVIN TOWNSEND, SATYRICON, JEFF LOOMIS, FREDRIK THORDENDAL, ABORTED, SCARVE, SYBREED, and more.

In conjunction with this announcement, a brand new video of Verbeuren tracking drums for the upcoming SOILWORK album has been posted. The album is being produced by Jens Bogren, who also produced the band’s last two albums.

Watch the drum tracking video: HERE

Dirk Verbeuren is a renowned studio drummer with a remarkable ear for music and 20 years of experience. He owns and operates Die Crawling Studio, a state-of-the-art facility allowing him to track drums in a fully professional and highly efficient manner using the latest Toontrack Music products. Endorsed by brands such as Tama, Meinl and Evans, Verbeuren is also fully equipped to record at the studio of your choice.

Interested bands or artists may contact Verbeuren directly at DieCrawling@gmail.com.

“Dirk is such an amazing drummer to work with. Very few drummers can do what he does while still sounding groovy! No need to save the day with Beat Detective, and his steady hard-hitting technique makes his drums very easy to mix!”Jens Bogren, Producer (DEVIN TOWNSEND, OPETH, AMON AMARTH)

“Dirk Verbeuren saves you hours/days/bottles of editing with his professional attitude towards nailing down perfect chaos. He is for sure one of the best drummers I´ve ever worked with. Having him behind the drums guarantees a top quality result.”Daniel Bergstrand, Producer (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, MESHUGGAH)

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KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES Interview Video

Karyn Crisis — best known for her trademark melodic singing and growling roars as the vocalist of CRISIS (1993-2006) and EPHEL DUATH (2011-2014) – has returned with a new project, KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES, and consequent album, Salem’s Wounds. Out now in Europe and due out March 24th in North America via Century Media Records, Salem’s Wounds contains 13 tracks recorded by Karyn together with Davide Tiso (EPHEL DUATH), Ross Dolan (IMMOLATION), and Charlie Schmid (VAURA).

To learn more about KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES, be sure to watch the new interview video below, featuring footage with all of the band members:
https://youtu.be/fe6DcjMapRk

Karyn Crisis comments: “Here we have a video that was filmed and edited by Bob Vigna (IMMOLATION / Live Guitars in KCGOTW) while the band and I were recently rehearsing in Brooklyn for our debut shows at the end of March. It gives the fans an opportunity to get to know the musicians of KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES as they talk about these upcoming East Coast appearances. Stay tuned, we will have another segment where the band discusses the album recording process very soon as well!”

Haven’t heard Salem’s Wounds on #TWRradio? What the hell is wrong with you?
–“The Alchemist”: http://youtu.be/2piIXVm8Z5Y
For fans in Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/karyn-crisis-gospel-of-the-witches/the-alchemist-official-video-video/2365469/
–“Mother”: http://youtu.be/_1AIUdaHT_k
For fans in Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/karyn-crisis-gospel-of-the-witches/mother-album-track-music-video/2340621/

Salem’s Wounds was financed by fans via websites like Indiegogo/Etsy and was recorded at The Basement Recordings in North Carolina with producer Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, THE CONTORTIONIST). The album cover was painted by Karyn herself, who (in addition to her vocal talents) is a respected painter and leather-worker.

Salem’s Wounds track-listing:
1. Omphalos
2. The Alchemist
3. Ancient Ways
4. Aradia
5. Mother
6. Father
7. Goddess Of Light
8. Howl At The Moon
9. Pillars
10. The Secret
11. Salem’s Wounds
12. The Sword And The Stone
13. The Ascent

To pre-order Salem’s Wounds, please visit the following sites:
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In support of this upcoming release, KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES will perform two special shows in New York this March:

KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES live 2015:
March 28 – Trick Shot Billiards and Music Hall – Clifton Park, NY
March 29 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES online:
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PARADISE LOST Unveil Cover Artwork For Forthcoming Album

PARADISE LOST reveals cover artwork for new album, ‘The Plague Within

Returning with opus number fourteen, The Plague Within (set to be released June 1st in Europe, June 2nd in North America), PARADISE LOST has once again refined the chemical equation to their sonic alchemy with the kind of creative invincibility few can afford. It’s a collection of songs that will surprise even the most seasoned of fans in its ambition: a monochrome miasma of morbidly uplifting anthems and heart-aching melancholia. Theirs is a pain born of the human condition itself as our fragile minds struggle to cope in a world overrun by demons…

Produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano (GHOST, ULVER, CATHEDRAL) at London’s Orgone Studios, the frostbitten riffs thunder beneath the bittersweet euphoria of Nick’s vocals, drifting between rich melodic soars and icy snarls. It’s an organic body of work that confronts the trials and tribulations of struggling alone in darkness, but also one that treads incredibly exciting and genuinely “new” sonic ground in the process.
The cover artwork was created by the polish artist, illustrator and architect Zbigniew M. Bielak, best known in the musical realm for his record cover illustrations, which among others include meticulously handcrafted artworks of WATAIN, GHOST and ENTOMBED A.D. albums. Zbigniew comments:

“Since their late 80’s inception, through somber abrasiveness of their debut and harrowing tristesse of groundbreaking ‘Gothic’, the unparalleled icons of gloom, PARADISE LOST grew deep into all things murky and dreadful in modern music. Let alone Duncan Fergado’s artwork for their ‘Lost Paradise’ debut remains one of my fave covers, so having heard that with ‘The Plague Within’ the band harks back to days of old, was – to say the least – a thrilling incentive to pick up the commission.
It was also a rare joy to see how preliminarily calm and reflective Arcimboldian artwork, kept becoming ever darker and more sinister past each of  Nick’s and Greg’s scrutinies, to finally become what one can see on the actual cover. A portrait of hopeless decrepitude of mental illness  – which is what ‘The Plague Within’ deals with thematically – where the tormented Sisyphus struggles to push his burden back up the slippery walls of a long frozen illusion.”

For more information about Zbigniew M. Bielak, please visit:
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PARADISE LOST Live:
May 29, 2015 – Rockavaria – Munich – Germany
May 30, 2015 – Der Ring – Grune Holle Rock – Nurburg – Germany
July 18, 2015 – Castle Party Festival – Bolkow – Poland
August 15, 2015 – Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbuhl – Germany

More dates to be announced soon!

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