Crushing New DAWN OF AZAZEL Prog-Death Tracks Available

The Tides Of Damocles is the wrath-infested new full-length from long-running New Zealand-based progressive death metal unit, DAWN OF AZAZEL. A name referencing the ocean as a metaphor for the forces of life that constantly assail and erode the will of those who seek power, The Tides Of Damocles, independently released today, marks the trio’s first new offering in six years. Recorded, mixed and mastered last year at Mana Recording Studios (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, Goatwhore, et al) in Tampa, Florida by Brian Elliot and J.J. Hrubovcak, the ten track manifestation hurls forth forty-eight minutes of traumatic, scrupulously detailed death metal mastery.

 Experience The Tides Of Damocles in all its visceral glory at THIS LOCATION.

DAWN OF AZAZEL has been regularly demolishing stages through New Zealand and Australia with future live demolitions to be announced soon. Stand by for additional announcements.

5/02/2015 The King’s Arm Tavern – Auckland, NZ w/ Suffocation, Decapitated

7/04/2015 Rust In Perth 2015 – Perth, AU

8/29/2015 Living Death Fest 2015 – Melbourne, AU

Influenced by the sonic obliteration of bands like of Order Of Chaos, Immolation and Sarcofago, DAWN OF AZAZEL was spawned in 1999 and rapidly established themselves as a force with which to be reckoned with relentless live shows throughout New Zealand and Australia. The release of two demos and a 7″ received widespread acclaim within the underground fanzine and tape trading community. DAWN OF AZAZEL would later release their debut, the volatile The Law Of The Strong, though Agonia Records in 2003 followed by an extensive tour through New Zealand, their first ever shows in Europe and a headlining tour of Australia. Second full-length, Sedition, was unleashed via Ibex Moon and found the band playing over one-hundred-and-twenty shows with their infamy further bolstered by the controversial mix of the band’s violent and Satanic lyrical content and frontman Rigel Walshe’s occupation as a police officer becoming the subject of television and newspaper coverage at home and abroad. Third offering, Relentless, was released via Unique Leader Records followed by another glut of tour ventures. Shortly after its release, Walshe was offered a position of a covert nature within the police department. During this period from 2010 through 2013 the band went on hiatus and focused on creating new material, reemerging with the deliciously punishing tidings of The Tides Of Damocles.

The Tides Of Damocles is out now via the official DAWN OF AZAZEL BandCamp page at THIS LOCATION and comes available digitally and as a stunning, deluxe, six-panel digipack with 20-page booklet.

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New SIX FEET UNDER Album Next Month

Crypt Of The Devil is the impending new full-length from long-running death metal miscreants,SIX FEET UNDER. Composed by legendary vocalist Chris Barnes and Cannabis Corpse bassist/vocalist Phil “Landphil” Hall, the band’s eleventh studio recording boasts ten murderous slabs of audio repugnance. A continuation from SIX FEET UNDER‘s previous works of deviousness, wherein Barnes pens lyrics from the darkest point of the human condition, Crypt Of The Devil is punishing in both sound and concept.

As a precursor to its official unveiling via Metal Blade Records next month, today Decibel Magazine premieres seventh sadistic crusher, “Stab,” now slicing its way through the airwaves at THIS LOCATION.

Crypt Of The Devil was captured at Hall’s studio in Virginia. Hall tracked rhythm and bass guitar, while his brother, Josh Hall, tracked drums, and guitarist Brandon Ellis tracked the majority of the album’s leads. Barnes took to London Bridge Studio (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains etc.) in his new base of operations in Seattle, Washington to record vocals and in fact holed himself up in the very same booth where Layne Staley tracked his words. Mixing was completed by Rob Caldwell (Cannabis Corpse, Iron Reagan etc.) in Sarasota, Florida and mastering was handled by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Revocation, Torche, Skeletonwitch etc.) at West West Side in New Windsor, New York. Crypt Of The Devil stands as a truly collaborative and cross-country effort from a selection of today’s finest metal minds, and the result is a refreshing yet instinctively brutal SIX FEET UNDER experience.

SIX FEET UNDER is currently terrorizing Europe headlining HateFest Tour 2015 with support from Marduk, Vader and Hate, with North American live invasions to be announced in the coming weeks.

SIX FEET UNDER w/ Marduk, Vader, Hate [remaining dates]:
4/07/2015 Club Vaudeville – Lindau, DE
4/08/2015 Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, DE
4/09/2015 Markthalle – Hamburg, DE
4/10/2015 Musichall – Geiselwind, DE w/ Eisregen, Debauchery
4/11/2015 Backstage – München, DE w/ Eisregen, Debauchery
4/12/2015 Postbahnhof – Berlin, DE w/ Eisregen, Debauchery

SIX FEET UNDER began as a side project while Barnes – owner of what would become one of the most dominating, groundbreaking and instantly distinguishable voices of the death metal genre – was fronting Cannibal Corpse. SIX FEET UNDER would eventually become a full-fledged entity in 1995 and now stands among the longest standing and successful acts in death metal history, with all but their debut appearing on a Billboard chart.

Crypt Of The Devil will see release via Metal Blade Records on May 5th, 2015 and includes the outstanding cover art of Mike Hrubovcak (Aurora Borealis, Sinister, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder et al). For preorder bundles and a taste of first single, “Open Coffin Orgy,” visit:metalblade.com/sixfeetunder.

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RIVERS OF NIHIL Finish New Album. Not Finnish, Finish like Complete

Reading, PA’s Rivers of Nihil have officially completed work on their follow up to The Conscious Seed of Light. The band tracked at Atrium Audio (atriumaudiopa.com), just a short drive from their hometown to Lancaster, PA with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. Guitarist Brody Uttley detailed the equipment and process in a pair of blogs. Read those both HERE and HERE.

The new album’s details will be released within the coming weeks and is tentatively scheduled for a late summer release worldwide on Metal Blade Records. Stay tuned for music, art, tour dates, and more.

Rivers of Nihil‘s debut album, The Conscious Seed of Light, was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. While The Conscious Seed of Light is not necessarily a concept album traditionally speaking, Rivers of Nihil began their project with the idea that they would release four separate albums tied together with one common theme: each reflecting a particular season of a year.

Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates;

The Conscious Seed of Light is intended to be representative of spring and explores various themes concerning new beginnings, growth, and an attachment to the natural world in a post-human Earth. Unlike some concept records however, we wanted to allow each song to work on its own terms. Rather than have the songs rely on each other to move a specific story structure forward; they work within their own separate narratives, but ultimately serve the album’s broader concept.

Rivers of Nihil‘s lineup is rounded out by guitarists Brody Uttley, vocalist Jake Dieffenbach, and drummer Alan Balamut.

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It’s the #ThurstyThursday playlist

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Episode CCLXXXV [285] The Welding Room
Thursday, March 19, 2015 WRDR-DB [TuneIn]
5:00-9:00pm ET
ARTIST TITLE ALBUM LABEL YEAR
Iron Man South of the Earth South of the Earth Metal Blade 2013
Clutch Texan Book Of The Dead Clutch EastWest 1995
Enslaved One Thousand Years of Rain In Times Nuclear Blast 2015
Hammercult Burning the Road Steelcrusher SPV 2014
Animals As Leaders Ka$cade The Joy of Motion Sumerian 2014
FINSTERFORST Mach Dich Frei! Mach Dich Frei Napalm 2015 request
Dimmu Borgir Entrance Enthrone Darkness Triumphant Nuclear Blast 1997
Soilwork Spirits Of The Future Sun The Chainheart Machine Century Media 2000
ABYSMAL DAWN In Service Of Time Leveling The Plane Of Existence Relapse 2011
X-Cops Welcome To New Jersey You Have The Right To Remain Silent… Metal Blade 1995
Damian Murdoch Trio Jump Rope With Electric Wires Jump Rope With Electric Wires Prosthetic 2015
YONDER REALM Sea of Cosmos The Old Ways Maple Metal 2015
Emigrate Rock City Silent So Long Spinefarm 2014
WHYZDOM While The Witches Burn Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015 request
Cradle Of Filth Desire In Violent Overture Cruelty And The Beast Mayhem/Fierce 1998
Battlecross Deception Pursuit of Honor Metal Blade 2011
Sepultura Cut-Throat Roots Roadrunner 1996
Immortal Frostdemonstorm Blizzard Beasts Osmose Productions 1997
Ingested Extinction Event The Architect Of Extinction Century Media 2015
Skip The Foreplay Dom Perignon Nightlife Epitaph 2012
Lamb Of God 11th Hour As The Palaces Burn Epic 2003
Dying Fetus Obsolete Deterrence War of Attrition Relapse 2007
Unearth Zombie Autopilot The Oncoming Storm Metal Blade 2004 +
BENIGHTED Collection of Dead Portraits Brutalive the Sick Season of Mist 2015
MEGAHERZ Unter Strom Zombieland Napalm 2014 +
Wardruna Solringen Yggdrasil Indie Recordings 2013
Ovid’s Withering Exile Scryers of the Ibis Unique Leader 2015 +
Trivium Villainy Thrives Vengeance Falls Roadrunner 2013
Iron Maiden Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Powerslave Capitol 1984 +
Strapping Young Lad AAA City Century Media 1997 +
Yesterday’s Saints Origen Adamantius Generation of Vipers Draconum 2015 +
Cold Snap Rise Again World War 3 Eclipse 2015 +
Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches Alchemist Salem’s Wounds Century Media 2015
Myrkur Skaði (Demo) Relapse 2014 request
Voices Last Train Victoria Line London Candlelight 2015 +
Byzantine A Curious Lot To Release Is To Resolve Snakepit 2015
BEYOND CREATION Sous La Lueur De l’Empereur Earthborn Evolution Season of Mist 2014
Xerath Autonomous III Candlelight 2014
Cannibal Corpse She Was Asking For It The Bleeding Metal Blade 1994
Belphegor Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Sathan Blood Magick Necromance Nuclear Blast 2011
Animals As Leaders An Infinite Regression Weightless Prosthetic 2011 +
Iced Earth Burning Times Something Wicked This Way Comes Century Media 1998 request
Butcher Babies Magnolia Blvd Goliath Century Media 2013 request
The Absence From Your Grave From Your Grave Metal Blade 2015
Týr Blood of Heroes Valkyrja Metal Blade 2005 +
NIGHT DEMON Killer Curse Of The Damned Century Media 2013
Eluveitie King Origins Nuclear Blast 2014 request

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Episode CCLXXXIII [283] The Welding Room
Thursday, March 12, 2015 WRDR-DB [TuneIn]
5:00-9:00pm ET
ARTIST TITLE ALBUM LABEL YEAR
Red Rose Never Surrender 2015
Biohazard Business Urban Discipline Roadrunner 1993 +
Faith No More The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies King For A Day… Slash 1995 +
Cryptic Hymn Revel In Disgust 2015 +
Pryti Insomnia Tales of a Melancholic 2014 +
MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN BC Trucker Cold Was The Ground Napalm 2015 +
Angra Nothing To Say Holy Land CNR Music 1996
Hate Hate is the Law Crusade Zero Napalm 2015 +
Endrah Incorruptible The Culling Epochal Artists 2013
Slayer Spirit In Black Seasons In The Abyss Def American 1990
Vader Blood Of Kingu De Profundis Conquest 1995 request
Iced Earth 1776 Something Wicked… Century Media 1998
Scarab Pyramid of Illusions Serpents of the Nile ViciSolum 2015 +
Aversions Crown Conqueror Tyrant Nuclear Blast 2014 +
DEATH Killing Spree Spiritual Healing (Reissue) Relapse 1990
W.A.S.P. 95 – N.A.S.T.Y. Inside The Electric Circus Snapper 1986 request
BARREN EARTH A Shapeless Derelict On Lonely Towers Century Media 2015 +
Darkthrone Lesser Men The Underground Resistance Peaceville 2013 request
Ulver Svelen Gaaer Bag Aase Need Feuersturm Century Media 1997 request
MOONSPELL Breathe (Until We Are No More) Extinct Napalm 2015 +
Yesterday’s Saints Origen Adamantius Generation of Vipers Draconum 2015 +
FINSTERFORST Mach Dich Frei! Mach Dich Frei Napalm 2015 +
Wardruna Helvegen Yggdrasil Indie 2013
Souldrainer Turn Your Back Architect ViciSolum 2014
Karyn Crisis Alchemist Salem’s Wounds Century Media 2015 +
Iron Maiden Caught Somewhere In Time Somewhere In Time Capitol 1986 +
NIGHT DEMON Screams In The Night Curse Of The Damned Century Media 2015 +
Byzantine A Curious Lot To Release Is To Resolve Snakepit 2015
Sever the Drama Dr. Porkchop Chasing Shadows 2014 request
Old Man’s Child Soul Possessed The Pagan Prosperity Century Media 1997 +
Wardruna Fehu Yggdrasil Indie 2013
Ovid’s Withering Exile Scryers of the Ibis Unique Leader 2015 +
Boris The Blade Serpents Crown The Human Hive Siege of Amida 2014 +
Pantera Regular People (Conceit) Vulgar Display Of Power ATCO 1992 request
WHYZDOM While The Witches Burn Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015 +
Voices Last Train Victoria Line London Candlelight 2015 +
Borknagar Grimland Domain The Olden Domain Century Media 1997
ARCHSPIRE Fathom Infinite Depth The Lucid Collective Season of Mist 2014 request
Cold Snap Rise Again World War 3 Eclipse 2015
Cradle Of Filth Beneath The Howling Stars Cruelty And The Beast Mayhem/Fierce 1998 +
All That Remains No Knock The Order of Things Razor & Tie 2015
In This Moment Bloody Creature Poster Girl Black Widow Atlantic 2014 request
Cannibal Corpse Fucked With A Knife Live Cannibalism Metal Blade 2000 request
Entombed Evilyn Clandestine Earache 1991 request
Anaal Nathrakh A Firm Foundation… Desideratum Metal Blade 2014 +
Huntress I Want To Fuck You To Death Starbound Beast Napalm 2013 +
Butcher Babies They’re Coming to Take Me Away Uncovered Century Media 2014 request

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Episode CCLXXXII [282] The Welding Room
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 WRDR-DB [TuneIn]
5:00-9:00pm ET INTV: Vynce Leff [WHYZDOM]
ARTIST TITLE ALBUM LABEL YEAR
DE LA MUERTE Malaguegna Salerosa De La Muerte Bakerteam 2015
Goatwhore Reanimated Sacrifice Constricting Rage of the Merciless Metal Blade 2014
Europe War Of Kings (Radio Edit) War Of Kings UDR 2015
Napalm Death Cursed To Crawl Diatribes Earache 1996
EVIL INVADERS Venom Pulses Of Pleasure Napalm 2015
Pryti Insomnia Tales of a Melancholic 2014 +
STEEL BEARING HAND The Charnel God Steel Bearing Hand Unholy Anarchy 2015
Absu The Gold Torques Of Ulaid Gummo Domino 1997
Wardruna Fehu Yggdrasil Indie Recordings 2013
MOONSPELL Breathe (Until We Are No More) Extinct Napalm 2015 +
Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches Alchemist Salem’s Wounds Century Media 2015 +
Ashes In Vein Until The End Of Time Pavement 2015
WHYZDOM While The Witches Burn Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015 +
WHYZDOM Waking Up The Titans Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015 +
Sepultura The Hunt Chaos A.D. Roadrunner 1993
CYRAX Oedipus Rex Pictures Bakerteam 2015
Pantera I Can’t Hide Official Live : 101 Proof EastWest 1997 +
ALLEN / LANDE Down From The Mountain The Great Divide Frontiers 2014 +
Motörhead Sacrifice Sacrifice CMC International 1995
Melechesh Metatron and Man Enki Nuclear Blast 2015
The Gentle Storm The Storm (Storm) The Diary InsideOut 2015 +
Xthirt13n Unreality (Explicit) Taste of the Light Metal Shop 2015
Wardruna IwaR Yggdrasil Indie Recordings 2013
HEIDEVOLK Urth Velua Napalm 2015
Rellik The Weeping Eyes Of Christ Spiraling Infinite Chaos HPGD 2015
SOUTHERN FRONT Face Down DEATH THROES 2015
Anthrax C11 H17 N2 O2 S Na Sound Of White Noise Elektra 1993 +
Enslaved One Thousand Years of Rain In Times Nuclear Blast 2015 +
Cryptic Hymn Revel In Disgust 2015 +
FINSTERFORST Mach Dich Frei! Mach Dich Frei Napalm 2015 +
Anaal Nathrakh The One Thing Needful Desideratum Metal Blade 2014 +
Cancer Bats No More Bull Shit Searching for Zero Metal Blade 2015
Fight Little Crazy War Of Words Sony 1993 +
Shadowspawn Mind Shut Down Ashes Of Sorrow HPGD 2015
Wardruna Gibu Yggdrasil Indie Recordings 2013
Psycroptic Cold Psycroptic Prosthetic 2015 +
BARREN EARTH A Shapeless Derelict On Lonely Towers Century Media 2015 +
Ovid’s Withering Exile Scryers of the Ibis Unique Leader 2015 +
Byzantine A Curious Lot To Release Is To Resolve Snakepit 2015 +
CARACH ANGREN Two Flies Flew into a Black Sugar Cobweb This is No Fairy Tale Season of Mist 2015
Akercocke Verdelet Words That Go Unspoken… Earache 2005 request

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Episode CCLXXXI [281] The Welding Room
Thursday, March 5, 2015 WRDR-DB [TuneIn]
5:00-9:00pm ET
ARTIST TITLE ALBUM LABEL YEAR
Halestorm Mayhem Apocalyptic/”Mayhem” Digital 7” Atlantic 2015
Lonely Robot God vs Man Please Come Home InsideOut 2015
THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN The Canfield Cold Was The Ground Napalm 2015
WIND ROSE Rebel and Free Wardens Of The West Wind Scarlet 2015
The Gentle Storm The Storm (Storm) The Diary InsideOut 2015 +
Profane And The Sacred Words Cargo 2015 +
Motor Sister Fork in the Road Ride Metal Blade 2015
Northlane Quantum Flux Singularity UNFD 2013
Rellik The Weeping Eyes Of Christ Spiraling Infinite Chaos HPGD 2015
Byzantine A Curious Lot To Release Is To Resolve Snakepit 2015
In Flames Take This Life Come Clarity Ferret 2006
Upon Wings You Are My Weapon New Ocean Media 2015 +
PANZERBASTARD The Grand Bargain Black Hearts & White Lines Unholy Anarchy 2015
Gideon Survive Calloused Facedown 2015
WHYZDOM While The Witches Burn Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015
Indestructible Noise Command No Turning Back Black Hearse Serenade Ferocious 2014
Wolfheart Gale of Winter Winterborn Spinefarm 2015
Yesterday’s Saints Origen Adamantius Generation of Vipers Draconum 2015 +
Devin Townsend Project Detox The Retinal Circus InsideOut 2013
GAME OVER Mountains Of Madness For Humanity Scarlet 2015
NIGHT DEMON Screams In The Night Curse Of The Damned Century Media 2015
Ovid’s Withering Exile Scryers of the Ibis Unique Leader 2015 +
Ministry Double Tap AFM 2012 request
Gravil Beyond Reprieve Thoughts Of A Rising Sun Stampede UK 2013
BARREN EARTH A Shapeless Derelict On Lonely Towers Peaceville 2015
SOUTHERN FRONT Face Down DEATH THROES 2015 +
All That Remains No Knock The Order of Things Razor & Tie 2015
The Dillinger Escape Plan 43% Burnt Calculating Infinity Relapse 1999 request
Scarab Pyramid of Illusions Serpents of the Nile ViciSolum 2015 +
Generichrist Hexx Taste Of Death HPGD 2015 +
Marduk Frontschwein Frontschwein Century Media 2015
Voices Megan London Candlelight 2015 +
Thulcandra Sorrow of the One Ascension Lost Napalm 2015 +
Cryptopsy Worship Your Demons The Best Of Us Bleed Century Media 2012 request
Iron Maiden Flight Of Icarus Piece Of Mind Capitol 1983 request
Eluveitie From Darkness Origins Nuclear Blast 2014 request
Psycroptic Cold Psycroptic Prosthetic 2015
Melechesh Lost Tribes Enki Nuclear Blast 2015 +
Sylosis Mercy Dormant Heart Nuclear Blast 2015 +
RINGS OF SATURN Lalassu Xul Lugal Ki En Unique Leader 2014 request
EVIL INVADERS Venom Pulses Of Pleasure Napalm 2015
Theories Cycle of Decay Regression Metal Blade 2015 +
Myrkur Ravnens Banner Myrkur Relapse 2014 request
Ingested The Divine Right Of Kings The Architect Of Extinction Century Media 2015 +
CARACH ANGREN Two Flies Flew into a Black Sugar Cobweb This is No Fairy Tale Season of Mist 2015 +
Steel Panther She’s On The Rag All You Can Eat Open E/Kobalt 2014 request