FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Interview

Tommaso Riccardi (Fleshgod Apocalypse)

Tommaso Riccardi gives in-depth explanation(s) of the concepts, story and musical development behind AGONY & new album LABYRINTH.

  • Touring & the future of Fleshgod Apocalypse
  • Inspiration through pop music
  • Taking control on stage
  • Tommaso’s MOUNT RUSHMORE of METAL!
  • Plus, “Behind the Scenes” footage

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Thanks to Cristiano, Tommaso & the FLESHGOD crew

Extra special thanks to…

THE BOYLER ROOM (328 South St – Philadelphia, PA 19147) #215-413-8294

BORNBROKEN Announce New Drummer Search

amr_logo_smal_570Groove metal band BornBroken have parted ways with drummer Jonathan Menard and are now in search of a hard hitting, blast beating slayer to take on live and upcoming recording duties for the bands follow up to their debut album ‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ released this past summer.

In a statement released by the band:

“It is with a heavy heart today that we announce that BornBroken and long time drummer for the band Jonathan Menard have decided to part ways.

Jonathan has been part of BornBroken for the past 3 years and was a substantial member of the growth of the band. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and we will remain best of friends with him for years to come.

With that being said, we are currently holding video submission auditions for BornBroken. If you think you have what it takes then we want to see it! Please send all video submissions or inquiries to BornBroken facebook page here. Finalists will be contacted for further auditioning.

BornBroken is not going anywhere; we are not disbanding in anyway. We are currently in the writing process for our next album which will be recorded and released sometime in 2014. Stay tuned cause what we have coming up in the near future for The Broken is going to blow your mind…the best is yet to come..see you in the pit.” – BornBroken

In addition, Jonathan Ménard comments:

‘‘It’s really hard to write these lines, but my association with BornBroken is unfortunately over as we have decided to go our separate ways. However, we are on good terms in ending this adventure together and I would like to thank the band that has given me the chance to be part of a family, life experiences and cherished memories. Thank you to everyone who believed in me and I will never forget BornBroken.’’

BORNBROKEN live line-up (from left): Simon Savard (Guitar), Matt Bailie (Vocals), Joe Ménard (Drums), Mike Decker (Guitar), Tommy Vaillancourt (Bass)

BornBroken’s debut album ‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ was released earlier this June. The album was fan voted as Album of The Week (June 10th) on Revolver Magazine, along with debuting #8 on Canadian College Loud Charts, plus being named one of the best unsigned Heavy Metal Bands for June on About.com.

They have also received great admiration from Yell Magazine! quoting ‘This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album’ and TheFrontRowReport.com quoting ‘BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken.’

‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ is now streaming at the following link: http://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/sets/thehealingpowersofhate

Recent Live Video – Anger of The Day – BornBroken w/ new vocalist Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gehu2VeWnyA

Recent Live Video – Control – BornBroken w/ new vocalist Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst) – Wait for 5:13 of the video for the killer crowd chant! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA4RNyEzAPg

About:

BornBroken was formed with one simple mission in mind: Help the masses find a voice, a face, an “X” that marks the spot through the sounds of beating skins, metal strings and broken chords.

After months of writing and hours spent in the studio, BornBroken managed to take every emotion they felt, put it to music, build off of past battle scars and create a record where listeners will feel they are part of the storyline.

On their debut album, The Healing Powers of Hate, BornBroken play out not only what life has given them but also what they want to give back: truth, integrity, perseverance, loyalty and faith in humanity’s struggle for equality.

To order their incredibly designed physical copy plus comic illustrated booklet (pic below), please visit the following link http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com.

 

Dischordia Featured in Sick Drummer CD Comp, Announce Tour Plans

Oklahoma City‘s premier death metal export Dischordia are proud to announce that their song “The Enemy” is featured in Sick Drummer Magazine‘s “Brutal Beatings XIII” streaming compilation, alongside the likes of GravePyrexia, UlcerateWretched and more. The magazine is known as a resource for anyone seeking innovative heavy drumming and music in general.

Stream the new compilation here: http://www.sickdrummermagazine.com/index.php/news/latest-news/2619-brutal-beatings-volume-xiii.html

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“The Enemy” is featured on Dischordia‘s debut full-length albumProject 19, which saw the light of day on July 23, 2013 through Rogue Records America. Stream tracks and purchase the album via the band’s Bandcamp page: http://roguerecordsamerica.bandcamp.com/album/project-19

Dischordia toured the Gulf and eastern United States this past summer in support of the album, and are pleased to announce plans for another stint focusing this time on the west coast in January of 2014.

For more Dischordia, visit http://www.facebook.com/dischordiaband

 

Century Media Artist Videos; WARBRINGER, BROKEN HOPE, VILDHJARTA & more

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WARBRINGER – Hunter-Seeker (LYRIC VIDEO). Taken from the album, IV: Empires Collapse, Century Media Records, 2013.

ThumbnailBROKEN HOPE – Ghastly (Album Track) Taken from the album, Omen Of Disease, Century Media Records, 2013. September 30 (EU)/October 1 (US)

ThumbnailKILL DEVIL HILL – Crown Of Thorns (Album track). Taken from the album, Revolution Rise, Century Media Records, 2013.

ThumbnailWINDS OF PLAGUE – Open The Gates Of Hell (Teaser). Look out for the new video coming soon!

ThumbnailTURISAS – Ten More Miles Taken from the album Turisas 2013. Century Media Records 2013. Out now!

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BROKEN HOPE – The Docking Dead (Album Track) Taken from the album, Omen Of Disease, Century Media Records, 2013. September 30 (EU)/October 1(US).

ThumbnailVILDHJARTA – Dimman (New Track!) Taken from the upcoming 12″ EP /Digital EP, Thousands Of Evils, Century Media Records, 2013.

CARACH ANGREN Stream Reissues

Melodic black metal masters CARACH ANGREN are streaming the limited edition reissues of their first two albums Lammendam and Death Came Through A Phantom Ship. The two albums are streaming now via Gun Shy Assassin.

The new, expanded editions of these long out-of-print full-lengths will be released on July 23 in North America via Season of Mist. The re-issue of their debut album, Lammendam features three bonus tracks taken from the rare Ethereal Veiled Existence EP (2005); There Was No Light, After Death Premises, and Yonder Realm Photography. Death Came Through A Phantom Ship will feature three bonus tracks taken from The Chase Vault Tragedy demo and from the Ethereal Veiled Existence EP, re-recorded in 2011; The Ghost of Raynham Hall, Ethereal Veiled Existence, and Sepulchral Disequilibrium.

Both albums are available as CDs, limited-edition double LP, and colored vinyl gate-fold LPs. All formats can be ordered here.

CARACH ANGREN is on the tail end of their first Japanese tour with MARDUK in support of their last record, Where The Corpses Sink Forever. The album can be streamed in its entirety here and ordered here.

Updated news and tour information available at the Season of Mist website and at the CARACH ANGREN website and Facebook page.

Tour dates

9/06/13: Avenue A Osaka (JP) Serpent Sermon Tour 2013
9/07/13: Sunash Shizuoka (JP) Serpent Sermon Tour 2013
9/08/13: Cyclone Tokyo (JP) Serpent Sermon Tour 2013

REVOCATION Release New Video

Boston Metallers REVOCATION are stoked to premiere the video for their song Invidious.  The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show. Check out the exclusive premiere courtesy of VEVO HERE.

REVOCATION’s fourth album was released two weeks ago. The band came in at #158 on the Top 200 shifting just over 2600 copies. The album also came in at #4 on the Heatseekers Chart, #15 on the Hard Music Chart, #42 on the Independent Album Chart and #43 on the Rock Chart.

REVOCATION’s new album is streaming in full on their bandcamp page.

The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic Dyer’s Eve. Check it out HERE.

The album is now available for order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store.  The album is available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats. The album can be ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/2×78

REVOCATION took part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. They announced a handful of headline shows immediately following the tour.

REVOCATION will head to Europe this fall on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted. The tour kicks off September 18 and runs through October 10. A complete list of dates can be found below.

And once they return from Europe, the guys will return to the road for a tour with Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross and Diamond Plate. The dates start October 18 in San Francisco, CA and run through November 10 in Santa Ana, CA.

Updated REVOCATION news and tour information available at the Relapse Records website & the REVOCATION Facebook page.

Headline Dates:

8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center

8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard

8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store

8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

8/26 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

***European Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted***

9/18-Bochum GER @ Matrix

9/19-Paris  FR @ L’Empreinte

9/20-London UK @ Islington Academy

9/21-Manchester  UK @ NQ Live

9/22-Glasgow UK  @ Cathouse

9/24-Brussels  BE @ Magasin 4

9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak

9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben

9/28-Gothenburg  SWE @ Sticky Fingers

9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee

9/30-Copenhagen  DK @ Lille Vega

10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet

10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo       

10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39

10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island

10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene

10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel

10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl

10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum

10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp

***US Tour with Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross and Diamond Plate***

10/18: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

10/19: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky

10/20: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage

10/21: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater

10/23: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog

10/24: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

10/25: Dallas, TX @ South by So What

10/26: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room

10/27: St. Louis, MO @ FuBar

10/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall

10/30: Springfield, VA @ Empire

10/31: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

11/1: Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13

11/2: Boston, MA @ Middle East

11/3: Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques

11/4: Toronto, ON @ Opera House

11/5: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s

11/7: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

11/8: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

11/9: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point

11/10: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

12/7-Santurce, Puerto Rico @ La Respuesta

this is meat-and-potatoes thrash metal–albeit, Wagyu steak and La Bonnotte potatoes” – Decibel

“It’s a home-run, the kind of album that will get kids into metal and make metal fans high five. We can’t recommend it highly enough” – MetalSucks

“Literally, this album has everything to make a metalhead like myself happy while also presenting a ton of original riffs and grooves that will no doubt bring in newcomers” – New Noise Magazine

“from the get-go they grab you by the throat” – Outburn

REVOCATION Crack the Billboard Top 200

The numbers are in for the first week and REVOCATION has cracked the Billboard Top 200 Chart for the first time. The band came in at #158 on the Top 200 shifting just over 2600 copies. The album also came in at #4 on the Heatseekers Chart, #15 on the Hard Music Chart, #42 on the Independent Album Chart and #43 on the Rock Chart.

Frontman Dave Davidson commented on cracking the Billboard Charts:

“When I got the call today that we cracked into the billboard chart for the first time I was beyond stoked. We would like to sincerely thank all of our fans that picked up the record, you guys rule!”

REVOCATION‘s new album is streaming in full on their bandcamp page.

The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic “Dyer’s Eve”. Check it out HERE.

The album is now available for order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store.  The album is available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats. The album can be ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/2×78

The band recently completed work on a video for “Invidious”.  The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show.  The video will receive its premiere in the coming weeks.

REVOCATION are taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band has announced a handful of headline shows immediately following the tour.

Following the Summer Slaughter, REVOCATION will head to Europe this fall on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted. The tour kicks off September 18 and runs through October 10.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

Updated REVOCATION news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.

Tracklisting:

1.     The Hive

2.     Scattering the Flock

3.     Arch Fiend

4.     Numbing Agents

5.     Fracked

6.     The Gift You Gave

7.     Invidious

8.     Spastic

9.     Entombed By Wealth

10.  A Visitation

REVOCATION Headline Dates

8/21 Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion

8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center

8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard

8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store

8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

8/26 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

***European Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted***

9/18-Bochum GER @ Matrix

9/19-Paris  FR @ L’Empreinte

9/20-London UK @ Islington Academy

9/21-Manchester  UK @ NQ Live

9/22-Glasgow UK  @ Cathouse

9/24-Brussels  BE @ Magasin 4

9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak

9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben

9/28-Gothenburg  SWE @ Sticky Fingers

9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee

9/30-Copenhagen  DK @ Lille Vega

10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet

10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo       

10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39

10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island

10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene

10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel

10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl

10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum

10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp

12/7-Santurce, Puerto Rico @ La Respuesta

 

“…this is meat-and-potatoes thrash metal — albeit, Wagyu steak and La Bonnotte potatoes” – Decibel

“It’s a home-run, the kind of album that will get kids into metal and make metal fans high five. We can’t recommend it highly enough” – MetalSucks

“Literally, this album has everything to make a metalhead like myself happy while also presenting a ton of original riffs and grooves that will no doubt bring in newcomers” – New Noise Magazine

“from the get-go they grab you by the throat” – Outburn

BOMBUS Premiere New Video

Los Angeles, CA – Gothenburg‘s metal bastards BOMBUS have completed their second blistering video for their Century Media debut albumTHE POET AND THE PARROT. The video for “Enter The Night” was created by former bass player, Ulf Lundèn, who is now in charge of all the band’s artwork and shows the detailed love that Ulf took to create this work of art.

Bombus cover

The band has teamed up with METAL HAMMER (UK) to premiere the video. Check it out here: www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/the-new-bombus-video-is-pretty-freaky/

Here is what BOMBUS had to say about the video:

“Enter the Night is, obviously since we’re using it as a video track, one of our favorites on the album. The song pretty much sums up what we’re about as it starts out as an aggressive rocker and ends on a more barren note. Behind the video is ex BOMBUS bass player Ulf – who totally has outdone himself with this video – where he lets BOMBUS enter and travel through his version of the night. Enjoy and buckle up!” – BOMBUS

THE POET AND THE PARROT will be in stores September 17 and will be available as a limited edition Digipak with 2 additional bonus tracks, as a standard CD and as a gatefold vinyl (180 gram on black or dark green wax).

For Pre-order, please head over to www.cmdistro.com/bombus

BOMBUS online:

http://www.bombusmusic.com  

http://www.facebook.com/bombusmusic

http://www.myspace.com/bombusmusic

 

DISCHORDIA Launch New Lyric Video, New Album Released This Week

Oklahoma City death metallers Dischordia released a new lyric video for their single Torches online at this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN42Gtlk8Aw

Torches is the second single from Project 19, Dischordia‘s debut full-length album released on July 23 through Rogue Records America.

Fans can purchase the album and stream tracks at http://roguerecordsamerica.bandcamp.com/album/project-19, as well as on iTunes and Amazon.

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“Dischordia can effortlessly incorporate melody and delicacy in their brand of death metal” – http://metalholic.com/cd-review-dischordia-project-19/

“Fans of Decapitated should find much to appreciate about this Oklahoma beast of a band as should those of you who are always on the look-out for new ‘leaning-forward’ death metal” – http://metalmark.blogspot.ca/2013/06/dischordia-project-19.html

“It’s solid from start to finish and easily calls for repeated listens” – http://blastbeatsandsilverscreens.blogspot.ca/2013/07/dischordia-project-19.html

AMON AMARTH: New Video, On Mayhem Fest Now

The release of Deceiver of the Gods, the latest studio album from Swedish melodic death metal titans, AMON AMARTH, has broken the band’s previous sales records around the world.  The album landed at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #19 on the Top Current Albums Chart. The band’s last album, Surtur Rising, entered the Top 200 Chart at #34 making Deceiver of the Gods the band’s highest charting record to date.

In Germany, Deceiver of the Gods entered the Top 100 Chart at #3, the official Media Market/Saturn Chart at #3 and the German Media Control Weekend Trend Chart at #2.

Set To Unleash Father Of The Wolf Video; Main Stage On Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest Now

Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Hard Music Charts and #21 on the Digital Music Chart. Additionally, the record came in at #2 on the iTunes Metal Chart, #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #7 on the iTunes Top 200.

In the UK, the record entered the official Album Charts at #67, the Rock/Metal Chart at #4 and the Independent Chart at #14 marking the highest UK chart placements for the band yet.

Elsewhere, Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on the Top 100 Album Chart in Switzerland, #7 on the Austrian Top 100, #9 in Sweden, #27 in Denmark, #51 in France, #34 in Czech Republic and #51 in Hungary.

Comments the band of their latest triumph:

“The fan reaction to Deceiver of the Gods around the globe is both amazing and overwhelming. Our fans are strong and true and we are humbled by the support. We look forward to visiting everyone on the road.”

Deceiver of the Gods released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25, was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Opeth) and is reaping critical accolades internationally.

Deceiver of the Gods goes from rampaging to brooding to anthemic over a well-conceived trajectory… This is an album that begs to be consumed in its entirety at every listen, just to get the full experience” – Decibel Magazine

“No one delivers big, punch-in-the-face motifs better than AMON AMARTH, and the Swedish melodic-death-metal titans have excelled themselves on their ninth studio album… Not only does Johan Hegg deliver his fiercest growls ever, but he also duets mesmerizingly with operatic ex-Candlemass frontman Messiah Marcolin on Hel”Revolver Magazine

“easily one of the strongest and most diverse records the Swedes have ever made, gloriously extravagant, explosive blend of brutish riffing and unapologetic Maiden worship” – Metal Hammer

Literally invading U.S. shores, AMON AMARTH’s main stage slot on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest stuck awe into the hearts of media and fans alike when it opened last Saturday in San Bernardino, California. The band’s mammoth stage production, including a Viking Longboat and the amassing armies in the war between Odin and Loki, lit up the internet with excitement for the band’s set.

“the stunning stage production was what really made this AMON AMARTH show stand out from their own past shows, and indeed from all other bands that played this festival” – MetalAssault.com

In related news, AMON AMARTH is currently putting the finishing touches on the official video for colossal track Father Of The Wolf. The video will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Until then, check out the trailer now playing at the band’s microsite: http://deceiver.amonamarth.com

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