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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Yeeeehaaa! STEVE’N’SEAGULLS “Hillbilly-Out” On METALLICA, DIO Classics

Further cementing their status as the hottest invention from the Finnish countryside since the AIV fodder, Finland’s STEVE’N’SEAGULLS present a unique opportunity to headbang the lice off your trusty beaver hat, when their rambunctious rendition of the Metallica classic “Seek & Destroy.”

See how the country cousins burn through the speed metal standard by watching it HERE.

Also, “Holy Diver,” the fourth IG track from Farm Machine, out May 12 via Spinefarm, is available HERE. It’s a laid-back lummox lullaby version of the iconic Dio track.

More cool S’N’S merch is HERE.

In case you need an S’N’S refresher, they hail from a tiny village in the Finnish countryside and shave taken the YouTube by storm with their rabble-rousing videos of hillbillified metal and rock classics. Farm Machine is the first-ever Spinefarm release featuring bumpkin beats, clodhopper chords, rural riffs and villager vocals, filled to the brim with S’N’S versions of immortal heavy metal standards.

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MAYHEM FEST Gets Back To Metal!

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Official 2015 Artist Line-Up

SLAYER, King Diamond, HELLYEAH, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange, Kissing Candice

Tickets On Sale Beginning Friday April 17, 2015 at 10:00am Local Time

General Admission Festival and Lawn Tickets are only $19.99 including all fees

For the first 72 Hours of Onsale (while supplies last)

Check Out the Exclusive Lineup Announcement via Rolling Stone

The world’s biggest heavy music touring festival, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL enters its eighth year with another fantastic heavy metal and hard rock line-up, featuring 13 bands performing on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE and the VICTORY RECORDS STAGE.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE will feature some of the most ground-breaking heavy bands of all time, spanning the originating years of heavy metal to today! The main stage will feature five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning legends Slayer as headliner, as well as additional performances from King Diamond, HELLYEAH, and The Devil Wears Prada. The VICTORY RECORDS STAGE will feature headliner Whitechapel as well asThy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice.

Kerry King, guitarist of ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE headliners Slayer states,

I don’t know if third time will be a charm, but it will definitely be hellish! Slayer and King Diamond on stage for the first time together in the States- NEVER has Mayhem been more evil. DON’T FUCKIN’ MISS IT.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE performer and heavy metal hellion King Diamond states,

This is going to be one hot and hellish summer! Slayer and King Diamond on the same stage – it does not get more devilish than this! We will be putting on a one hour set with the full King Diamond stage production. As for a set list, I’m not gonna reveal that here, but it will be built around “Dreams of Horror”. The Puppet Master will be there with Grandma, and we will even go as far back in time as to 1777 (hint). You’re all in for one hell of a show if you come to this Sabbath!

It has been eight years and it feels like it started just yesterday. We are so excited about this year’s lineup and having the mighty Slayer back in support of a new album. In addition, the first time for King Diamond and HELLYEAH will be awesome, as well as The Devil Wears Prada’s first time on the Main Stage. The Victory Stage has amazing bands and will play throughout the day. Heavy music is thriving in America and we are excited to be a part of it,” state John Reese and Kevin Lyman, ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL producers.

Exclusive Line-Up Announcement with a Special Video from Headliners Slayer HERE

Watch the Official 2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Sizzle Reel HERE

Tickets for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL go on sale beginning April 17th at 10:00am local time.

Please note – Houston, TX tickets go on sale on April 24th at 10:00am local time. General Admission Festival and Lawn Tickets are only $19.99 including all fees for the first 72 hours of on sale (while supplies last).

The festival will kick off on June 26th at Sleep Train Amphitheater in San Diego, CA and ends at Gexa Energy Amphitheater in Dallas, TX on August 2nd. See below for all confirmed tour dates.

2015 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL:
6/26 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
6/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
6/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/30 – Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater
7/1 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater
7/4 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
7/5 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
7/7 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
7/8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/10 – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Kilpsch Amphitheater
7/11 – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater
7/12 – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/15 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/17 – Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
7/18 – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/19 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/22 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)
7/24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/25 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/26 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
7/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
7/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheatre
8/1 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater

* Lineups in each city may vary.

Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for full lineup details.

Meet This Year’s ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Bands!

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE:

Slayer
The Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is “one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre.” Their membership in “The Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures their place in music history. Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including Revolver, SPIN, and Metal Hammer. With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society – God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers, and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the Mainstream. Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since. Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer’s drummer from ’94 – ’01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, and is back behind the kit. Slayer is currently in the studio recording a new album set for a 2015 release.

King Diamond
King Diamond’s Dreams of Horror double album was released in November of 2014 and is the only best-of compiled and approved by the band. The tracks were remastered and enhanced by Andy LaRocque and King Diamond himself. Give Me Your Soul…Please, King Diamond’s 2007 full-length, was nominated for a “best metal performance” Grammy Award!

HELLYEAH
HELLYEAH is comprised of Chad Gray (Mudvayne), Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Damageplan), Tom Maxwell (Nothingface), Kyle Sanders (Bloodsimple) and Christian Brady (Magna-Fi). Their current album, BLOOD FOR BLOOD, is a welcome return to form. It leaves a mark, thanks to songs like the angular, vengeful “DMF,” a song birthed by the sort of anger that can’t be faked; it will leave you wondering who pissed these guys off. “Gift” is dirty, rowdy rock with equal parts groove and swagger, but also possessed of the sort of punk rock energy that would make Motorhead fans turns their heads. Then there is moodier, more contemplative fare like ” Moth” and “Hush” which connect on an emotional, cellular level, proving that you can be incredibly heavy in ways other than loud and fast. “Hush” is taking Rock radio by storm – among the most-added records in each of its first 3 weeks at theformat. The video for the track debuts upon this tour announce – see it at www.hellyeahband.com

The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada recently announced their return to Rise Records and their next release, a conceptual EP entitled Space, coming in summer 2015. The Space EP marks the band’s first concept release since Zombie and the first on Rise Records since their sophomore release, Plagues, in 2007. Zombie debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts in the summer of 2010. The band is currently headlining the “Zombie 5 Tour” to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the acclaimed EP.

VICTORY RECORDS STAGE:

Whitechapel
Whitechapel’s Our Endless War was released in April of 2014 and it debuted at a staggering #10 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, as well as #1 on both the iTunes rock and metal charts. Watch Whitechapel’s latest video, the intense and bloody Mitch Massie-directed “Let Me Burn”, nowHERE.

Thy Art Is Murder
Australia’s incendiary extreme musical export Thy Art is Murder, return with one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Produced and mixed by Will Putney (Suicide Silence, Exhumed, The Acacia Strain), Holy War is the band’s second release for Nuclear Blast Entertainment and third full-length album overall. Holy War will be available in various formats (digital; limited digi-pak + bonus track; assorted color vinyl; exclusive mail-order picture disc) and unleashed in North America on June 30th, in Europe & Australia on June 26th, and in the U.K. on June 29th.

Jungle Rot
American death-metal band, Jungle Rot, has been providing the masses with headbang-worthy anthems since their formation in 1994, with recent notable touring including runs with Suffocation, Kataklysm, and a killer performance on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Festival Cruise 2015. Fans can expect a new Jungle Rot album this June, just in time for the Mayhem to begin.

Sister Sin
Lead by one of Revolver Magazine’s Hottest Chicks of 2015, Liv Jagrell, Swedish heavy-metal band Sister Sin have been riding high since the release of their October 2014 album, Black Lotus. Currently wrapping up a hugely successful, high-voltage tour with UDO in Europe, the no-nonsense four-piece is ready to take over the States once more, delivering a real dose of rock ‘n roll to the masses.

Sworn In
Chicago’s Sworn In just released their second album, the conceptual The Lovers/The Devil, this past Tuesday April 7th while on the road for their first-ever headline tour.

Shattered Sun
Poised to dominate the metal scene comes Texas melodic metal six-piece, Shattered Sun, with their Victory Records debut album, Hope Within Hatred (out April 21st). Currently crushing venues across the US as direct support to Testament and Exodus, Shattered Sun has come along “with all the riffs, all the hooks and several fucktons of heavy metal fury” assures Metal Hammer.

Feed Her To The Sharks
Australian quintet, Feed Her To The Sharks, are out for blood and proved such with their 2015 Victory Records debut album, Fortitude, which was applauded by BLUNT Mag for “taking metalcore back to its riffy, growly roots”. Having conquered their own metal scene, performing on the 2013 Van’s Warped Tour Australia and constant touring since, this band is ready to unleash their dynamic, merciless live show onto the masses this summer in the States.

Code Orange
Code Orange’s I Am King was released in September of 2014 and debuted on the Billboard 200 at #29. The album quickly peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums chart and has gained rave reviews from music critics and fans alike. Watch Code Orange’s latest video, “Dreams in Inertia”, HERE.

Kissing Candice
Theatrics are promised with each performance and every listen of New York’s gore-metal purveyors, Kissing Candice, who will be unleashing their Victory Records debut album this summer in time for the Mayhem festivities. Can’t wait? Catch the blood-soaked, masked madmen of Kissing Candice performing alongside Twiztid and Davey Suicide, beginning May 1st.

Remember – get your tickets beginning Friday, April 17th at 10:00am local time! We’ll see you in the pit!

About Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is the world’s premier heavy music touring festival. The festival is entering its eighth year in 2015 and has performed more than 190 shows throughout North America to over 2 million fans. The festival was founded by John Reese and Kevin Lyman and is booked by Darryl Eaton at Creative Artists Agency. Rockstar Energy Drink is the title sponsor and has maintained that role since the festival’s inception.

About Rockstar Energy Drink:
Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

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

ENDRAH Releases Video From New Album

Brazilian metal outfit Endrah have released their video for the track “Silver Tongue” online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qihBFc-_C88&feature=youtu.be. The track is the latest single from their new album The Culling which hits stores on September 3rd via Epochal Artist Records/Capitol Music Group.

“The Culling is the act of selective depopulation of a group or herd. In this case, we are referring to a human mass depopulation attempt put in forth by globalist government powers to be,” said Endrah vocalist Relentless.

Endrah_Promo

“This album is very in-depth with its lyrics and is meant to make people think. This is not Dungeons and Dragons. This is today, and the unfortunate world situation we as humans are dealing with. We are creating a global effort to join the revolution against the corrupted politicians and rulers of the world.”

The Culling was recorded at Da Tribo Studio in Sao Paulo Brazil under the watchful eye of producer Ciero (Krisiun). Listen for the special clean edits (produced by TWR’s Rik Johnson) on rock radio nationwide. The album perfectly captures the raw intensity of Endrah‘s live show on record and is the equivalent of a sonic sledgehammer as it attacks listeners from the moment they hit play. This isn’t just an album; it’s the soundtrack to a call to arms to the entire metal community to stand up and fight.

 

CARACH ANGREN Stream Tracks from Forthcoming Reissues

Melodic black metal masters CARACH ANGREN are streaming tracks off  the reissues of their first two albums Lammendam and Death Came Through A Phantom Ship. The songs, titled A Strange Presence Near the Woods and The Sighting Is a Portent of Doom are streaming now via New Noise Magazine.

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 will be available on CD, limited-edition double LP, and colored vinyl gatefold LPs. All formats can be pre-ordered here.

CARACH ANGREN recently announced their first Japanese tour. The band will join MARDUK on the 5 date Serpent Sermon Tour in September. Additionally, the band announced a string of European festival shows, including performances at Summer Breeze, Rockstadt Extremefest, and more.

CARACH ANGREN are touring in support of their last record, Where The Corpses Sink Forever. The album can be streamed in it’s entirety here and ordered here.

Tour Dates: 

8/06/13: Summer Breeze 2013 Dinkelsbuhl (DE)

8/30/13: Rockstadt Extremefest Brasov (RO)

9/03/13: Flying Son Sendai (JP)  Serpent Sermon Tour 2013

9/04/13: Imaike3Stars Nagoya (JP)  Serpent Sermon Tour 2013

9/05/13: Graf  Fukuoka (JP) Serpent Sermon Tour 2013

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

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BLACK TUSK Premiere New Song

As the release date of the Tend No Wounds EP draws closer, BLACK TUSK premiered another new track. Crave Online is hosting an exclusive premiere of the song Internal, External. Get a first listen to the track HERE.

BLACK TUSK also announced a handful of regional tour dates for this summer starting July 24 in Augusta, GA through July 27 in Memphis, TN.

Furthermore, they will return to Europe this autumn to tour on the back of their brand new EP Tend No Wounds. The trio from Savannah, Georgia will be supported on all dates by Fight Amp.

Additionally, Brutal Panda Records repressed the long out-of-print BLACK TUSK/Fight Amp split 7″, featuring artwork by Baroness frontman John Baizley, specifically for the tour. The split is also available for order here. http://brutalpandarecords.com/shop/black-tusk-fight-amp-split-7-vinyl/

Tend No Wounds is a six track EP that takes you on a twenty minute ride of raging Southern rock and pure adrenaline, providing the perfect stop-gap between their last album  – Set The Dial – and their next. The EP was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina. Tend No Wounds will be available in CD, Vinyl and digital formats and can be pre-ordered from the Relapse Records Store HERE.

Tend No Wounds Available July 23 on Relapse Records

Tracklisting:

1. A Cold Embrace

2. Enemy of Reason

3. The Weak and the Wise

4. Internal/Eternal

5. Truth Untold

6. In Days of Woe

 

North American Dates:

July 24                        Augusta, GA                           Sky City

July 25                        Chattanooga, TN                    JJ’s Bohemia

July 26                        Louisville, KY                         Diamond Pub

July 27                        Memphis, TN                        New Daisy Theater

European tour dates:

13.09.13 Germany Frankfurt @ 11er

14.09.13 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix

16.09.13 France Toulouse @ Le Saint des Seins

17.09.13 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 3

18.09.13 Spain Madrid @ La Boite

19.09.13 Portugal Porto @ Armazém do Chá

20.09.13 Spain Bilbao @ Azkena

21.09.13 France Montpellier @ Secret Place

22.09.13 Italy Milano @ Lo Fi Club

23.09.13 Germany München @ Feierwerk

24.09.13 Switzerland Geneve @ l’usine

25.09.13 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo Werk 21

26.09.13 Austria Wien @ Arena

27.09.13 Poland Wroclaw @ Obserwatorium

28.09.13 Poland Bydgoszcz @  Estrada stagebar

29.09.13 Czech Rep Prague @ 007

30.09.13 Germany Berlin @ Cassiopeia

01.10.13 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang

02.10.13 Norway Stavanger @ Checkpoint Charlie

03.10.13 Norway Oslo @ Revolver

04.10.13 Sweden Linköping @ Lorient

06.10.13 Holland Hengelo @ Metropool KZ

07.10.13 UK London @ Barfly

08.10.13 UK Southampton @ The Cellar

09.10.13 UK Manchester @ Alter Ego

10.10.13 UK Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks

11.10.13 UK Bath @ Green Park Tavern

12.10.13 Germany Essen @ Cafe Nova

To keep up to date with all things BLACK TUSK please visit:

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