MISERY INDEX Premiere New Video

Baltimore, Maryland’s death metal extremists MISERY INDEX have premiered a video for “The Calling”. The video is streaming now here. “The Calling” video was assembled by director David Hall at Handshake Inc. (RWAKE, GRIDLINK, DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT, and more)

“The Calling” was taken from the band’s brand new album, ‘The Killing Gods’. ‘The Killing Gods’ is streaming now here. ‘The Killing Gods’ is available as a CD, Limited Edition CD Digibox, limited edition cassette, and on various LP formats here.

‘The Killing Gods’, the band’s fifth full-length was recorded at Visceral Sound Studios with Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, BLACK TUSK, BRUTAL TRUTH) and Wright Way recording with long-time engineer Steve Wright (DYING FETUS, MARS VOLTA, SOILWORK).

Having cemented a reputation as one of the most formidable live bands in death metal, MISERY INDEX (Jason Netherton – bass guitar, vocals, Mark Kloeppel – guitar, vocals, Adam Jarvis – drums, Darin Morris – guitar) have toured the world over numerous times on the backs of four critically-acclaimed albums. The Baltimore-based quartet has leveled venues in over 40 countries, over 1000+ live shows. With albums showcasing a disgust for everyday life and the ills of modern society, MISERY INDEX will continue to push their crushing take on pummeling death grind with the release of ‘The Killing Gods’.

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BATTLECROSS Release Slayer Cover

Battlecross released a new cover of Slayer’s War Ensemble.

Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala says,

“Slayer is obviously one of our biggest influences. Slayer taught me personally to not give a f#@k and throw in attitude in your riffs. War Ensemble is one of my favorite Slayer songs because it embodies the aggression and attitude of Slayer but also is more dynamic than a traditional Slayer song that is all speed. Jeff Hanneman was an underrated player and it’s shame his greatness was only recognized after he passed. In honor of Jeff we wanted to cover “War Ensemble” and throw in a bit of our own twist and speed to the song. Slayer!”

The track will be streaming via Metal Hammer UK & Metal Hammer Germany beginning May 27 and will later be made available to fans via iTunes.

It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Matt Dalton at 37 Studios in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

The band recently kicked off a North American tour with Killswitch Engage and Trivium that wraps up at the end of May, then the band ventures to Europe in June for a series of festival appearances, as well as club shows with Huntress.

BATTLECROSS w/ Killswitch Engage
05/23 Kokomo, IN Centerstage Bar & Grill w/ Black Fast
05/24 St. Louis, MO Fubar w/ Black Fast
05/25 Merriam, KS Aftershock w/ Black Fast
05/26 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
05/27 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater w/ Nothing More
05/28 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater w/ Nothing More
End Tour
08/09 Birch Run, MI Birch Run Expo Center DirtFest
European Tour
06/05 Nürburg, DE Nürburgring Rock am Ring
06/06 Nuremberg, DE Zeppelinfeld Rock im Park
06/10 Hamburg, DE Markthalle Beastfest
06/11 Tilburg, NL 013 w/ Huntress
06/14 Derby, GB Donington Park Download Festival
06/15 Nickelsdorf, AT Nova Rock Festival w/ Black Sabbath, Seether
06/17 Zurich, CH Rock City w/ Huntress
06/18 Geneve, CH L’Usine w/ Huntress
06/19 Milan, IT Legend Club Milano w/ Huntress
06/20 Liubliana, SI Orto Bar w/ Huntress
06/21 Zagreb, HR Attack w/ Huntress
06/27 Dessel, BE Festival Park Stenehei Graspop Metal Meeting
South American Tour
w/ Killswitch Engage, Memphis May Fire
08/22 Curitiba, BR Music Hall
08/23 Sao Paulo, BR Carioca Club
08/24 Rio de Janeiro, BR Circo Voador

War of Will, the band’s most recent album, debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the top current albums chart, #2 on the heatseeker chart, #15 on the current hard music chart, #16 on the hard music overall chart, and #32 on the independent albums chart. It didn’t stop here though, as the band also debuted in Canada’s Soundscan charts coming in at #178 Top 200 Current and #25 Hard Music Charts while also landing on the iTunes charts for release date at #103 Top 200, #10 on Rock, and #2 on Metal. This marks the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut. War of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes metal chart on the day of release.

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GWAR Throbblehead Set Featuring Oderus Urungus & Balsac

AGGRONAUTIX and Slave Pit Inc proudly present the GWAR Throbblehead Set featuring Oderus Urungus and Balsac “The Jaws of Death.”

Oderus, GWAR‘s lead singer and broadsword swinger, stands an imposing 6.5″ tall and will lay waste to any opposing his reign of terror. Dutifully worship Balsac, guitarist for GWAR, while keeping out of decapitation distance. He stands 7.5″ tall from horn to hoof. Will you be one of the worthy few to own this collectible set? Worship your masters, human filth!

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Dave Brockie Fund, a charity with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts. It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, and preserve the legacy of Dave’s works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity. http://www.gwar.net/dave-brockie-fund

100 special limited edition Throbblehead figures signed by GWAR available exclusively from Slave Pit Inc at www.gwar.net 

Oderus and Balsac are the 22nd and 23rd Throbbleheads by Aggronautix. In May of 2009, the company launched with a highly popular G.G. Allin “1991″ figure, which was limited to 2000 numbered units and sold out quickly.

All Aggronautix figures are now available for purchase on www.aggronautix.com and will also be available at many independent retailers, comic shops, tattoo parlors, etc via distribution by MVD Entertainment Group – a company specializing in music-related distribution since 1986.

Pre-order yours HERE

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***For orders outside of the United States, please note that items will take longer to arrive (average of 3 weeks)***

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GWAR-B-Q, DAVE BROCKIE MEMORIAL Details Announced

Presented once again by Slave Pit Inc. and sponsored by Ring Dog Rescue (http://ringdogrescue.org), The 5th Annual GWAR-B-Q and Dave Brockie Memorial will certainly go down in history as one of the most significant events to happen in Richmond since the Civil War. 

In a celebration of the life of David Murray Brockie, a special memorial event will be held FREE to the public from 4:00 PM -7:00 PM ONLY on Aug 15, 2014 at Hadad’s Lake (located at 7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231). Fans, friends, family and bohabs will have the opportunity to pay their respects, as they drunkenly toast with a GWAR Beer in one hand, while wearing the commemorative Dave Brockie Fund vomit stained t-shirt as Oderus Urungus is set ablaze in a Viking Funeral Pyre on the lake.

In keeping with the tradition of past GWAR-B-Q’s, Slave Pit Inc. has revealed the first bands confirmed for the event.  The GWAR-B-Q will feature the heaviest, and most legendary line up of bands that the metal and punk scenes have to offer. Heavyweights such as Hatebreed, hometown heroes Kepone, with former GWAR member Beefcake, the infamous Meatmen, featuring the Dutch Hercules, Tesco Vee and a very special appearance by the Original Gangsters, Body Count, where TV executives were bribed and beaten to get Ice-T off the set of Law and Order SVU.

 

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“The magnitude of heavy bone crushing acts at this year’s GWAR-B-Q is enough to …aahhh …crush bone” said Bonesnapper, GWAR’s body guard.

And if that’s not enough, there is plenty more filthy fun to overload your senses, leaving you bloated, basted, and completely broke. There will be more meat than ever, boatloads of  “GWAR-B-Q” sauce to slather all over it, GWAR’s new beer “Killsner” to wash it down your bottomless and gaping feed-hole, as well as an infinite number of port-o-john vomitorium kissing booths for full body evacuation. Just like last year, the affair will be held at the only venue capable of handling such a stupendous event, the legendary Hadad’s Lake.

Check out the venue at http://hadadslake.com/ 

As our beloved bohabs would come to expect, the Slave Pit has yet again produced its customary GWAR-B-Q commercial commemorating the beastly birthday of the 5th Annual GWAR-B-Q. This year’s clip heavily features Oderus Urungus’ final film performance. Although, Oderus will not be there physically, his spirit will reign over the event.

Hail Oderus! View the commercial HERE.

GWAR BQ 2014 Commercial - Dave Brockie Memorial Info

You can make a donation to the Dave Brockie Fund and purchase the Official Dave Brockie Tribute Shirt HERE.

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DISCHORDIA Announce U.S. Tour

Oklahoma City’s steadfast death metal dominators Dischordia have just announced “The Beginning’s End” tour of the US for this coming July.
“We are excited to continue our pursuit of world domination,” comments Dischordia guitarist Keeno, struggling to maintain a straight face.
“Haha, yeah… cliches aside, it’s always great to take advantage of the summer months and burn some rubber visiting old and new fans across the country. There is metal to be shared!”
Dischordia released their debut full-length album, Project 19 in 2013 on Rogue Records America. The album was preceded by the Creator, Destroyer EP and both releases have made waves in the US and global online underground metal scene.
Stream to “Torches” from Project 19 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN42Gtlk8Aw
The Beginning’s End Tour
July 3 - OKC, OK
July 4 - Austin, TX
July 5 - Corpus Christi, TX
July 6 - Houston, TX
July 8 - New Orleans, LA
July 10 - Murfreesboro, TN
July 11 - Indianapolis, IN
July 12 - Fort Wayne, IN
July 13 - Chicago, IL
July 14 - St. Louis, MO
July 15 - Lawrence, KS
July 17 - Denver, CO
July 18 - Colorado Springs, CO
July 19 - Amarillo, TX
 
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THE ORDER OF ISRAFEL Signs With Napalm Records

When Tom Sutton left the doom band Church of Misery, it was to make his long-established grand vision of an epic doom band come true. To accomplish this, he moved to Sweden and hooked his strings together with Patrik Andersson Winberg (ex-Doomdogs ), Hans Lilja as Lotus (which for a period had Brian Robertson, ex Thin Lizzy as guitarist) and Staffan Bjorck from the band Wildebeest. Together with his and the band’s Doom and Heavy Metal influences, folk music, twinguitars and feel of old horror movies to create dark divine music, they became THE ORDER OF ISRAFEL. The band has now signed a record deal with Spinning Goblin / Napalm Records, and commented the signing as follows:

 

THE ORDER OF ISRAFEL are thrilled to announce that we have signed to Napalm Records, and will be releasing our first album, ‘Wisdom’, in the Autumn, 2014. We’re extremely proud of the record, and know that Napalm will be the perfect home for it. We are also very excited to be sharing a label with the extremely legendary Candlemass, who have been one of the biggest influences on the sound of the band from the beginning. Cheers!”

 

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“Wisdom” Live Clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0nMB4iG_YU

The Order Of Israfel – Live @ Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg

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IN SOLITUDE European Tour Dates

Critically-acclaimed Swedish metal act, In Solitude, have announced a series of shows through out the summer. Shows will include appearances at Hellfest, Graspop, Metaldays, and more. The entire list of dates can be seen below. The band is touring in support of their latest album, “Sister,” and is looking forward to spreading darkness over Europe!

IN SOLITUDE
26/04/14 PT – Barroselas – SWR Barrolelas Festival
27/04/14 ES – Madrid – Copernico
28/04/14 ES – Barcelona – Razzamatazz 3
01/05/14 NO – Haugesund – Karmoygeddon Festival
23/05/14 SE – Kristianstad – Biljardkompaniet
24/05/14 SE – Örebro – Metallsvenskan
13/05/14 DE – Weismain – Legacy Open Air
20/06/14 FR – Clisson – Hellfest
21/06/14 NO – Halden – Tons Of Rock
28/06/14 BE – Dessel – Graspop
17/07/14 LT – Anyksciai – Devilstone Open Air
20/07/14 SI – Tolmin – Metaldays

In related news Metal Blade re-issued “The World. The Flesh. The Devil,” the predecessor of “Sister,”on vinyl. This vinyl re-issue comes in two different and strictly limited and numbered versions: clear/black marbled (250 pieces) and red/black marbled (250 pieces). Both versions include a poster with an image different to the originally added poster. Order your copies now at EMP at THIS location or through our ebay-store from THIS link.

Check out the video for “To Her Darkness” taken from “The World. The Flesh. The Devil” at https://www.youtube.com/user/InSolitudeofficial

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