Greek black metal trail blazers ROTTING CHRIST revealed more details of their forthcoming album ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ (Do What Thou Wilt), scheduled for a March 5 release in North America.

Regarding the new album, ROTTING CHRIST frontman Sakis Tolis recently revealed in an interview with Kaaoszine :

“It is an album that I have been working on for more than a year. It was recorded in Athens and mixed in Sweden with Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, OPETH, KATATONIA). I came up with our darkest outcome ever. It’s an interesting album, very apocryphal. Its a multinational album; it is about underworld Gods inspired by different ancient cultures.”

ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ (Do What Thou Wilt) will be available as a CD, double gate-fold LP, and a limited edition Digibox including a pendant in a velvet bag, a flag, and a Digipak CD with the bonus track Welcome to Hel.


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DUNDERBEIST Upcoming Video Details

Norwegian hard rock sextet DUNDERBEIST will soon release a music video for their new single, Father Serpent, from their recently released album Songs of The Buried. 

The video was filmed in Hamar, Norway by Jens Haugen, with whom the band also recently worked with on their latest photo shoot. The video is said to feature “awesome scenery, snakes, cockroaches, a black stallion and the band doing what they do best — looking good!”


Songs of the Buried – a continuation of the band’s prior album, the acclaimed Black Arts & Crooked Tails – is currently available in the U.S. digitally via iTunes HERE.

The album was recorded in the band’s self-owned Pigsty Studio and mixed by guitarist Fredrik Ryber, while mastering was completed by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Converge, Kvelertak).

“the best elements from doom, thrash, black, death metal and even some rock n’ roll”

 “snappy hooks and tongue-in-cheek humor” –



GODFLESH Issue Hymns Deluxe Remaster

“The angst and the cold, mechanical feel are still present and correct, but the band sounds better than ever. This is the best album the band have released in recent years” – AllMusic

“This record is a terrific swansong for Godflesh with perfected production values that allow every ounce of the passion that was put into it to be audibly heard and one I have grown to treasure. Dynamic.” –Encyclopaedia Metallium

Godflesh is classic, ballsy, catchy, and mean.  Justin Broadrick (the band’s frontman, and ex member of Napalm Death) manages to craft catchy riffs and choruses into the mix without losing a drop of originality. Even though Hymns is the band’s swan song, it still sounds just as passionate as their first record Streetcleaner. Often called their finest album, Hymns was released on 2001, and is now being re-issued by The End Records on February 19 as a Special Edition 2CD Deluxe Remaster with Bonus Tracks, Liner Notes, Lyrics and Never Before Seen Photos and Images.

‘Hymns’ Deluxe Remaster 

Disc 1: 2012 Remaster

1.     Defeated
2.     Deaf, Dumb & Blind
3.     Paralyzed
4.     Anthem
5.     Viodhead
6.     Tyrant
7.     White Flag
8.     For Life
9.     Animals
10.   Vampires
11.   Antihuman
12.   Regal
13.   Jesu

Disc 2: Bonus Material

1.     Voidhead (Demo 2012 Mix)
2.     Vampires (Demo 2012 Mix)
3.     Deaf, Dumb & Blind (Demo 2012 Remastered)
4.     Anthem (Demo 2012 Remastered)
5.     Paralyzed (Demo 2012 Remastered)
6.     For Life (Demo 2012 Remastered)
7.     If I Could Only Be What You Want (2012 Remastered)


Always a few steps ahead of the pack, Godflesh have once again reinvented themselves, providing their audience with a challenging and inspirational slab of crushing industrial metal.

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Axis Of Metal Free Download

After the tremendous out pouring of support for volume 1, you, the Axis Of Metal community have spoken loud and clear and they’ve answered the call, and countered with Volume 2. Volume 2 features more emerging artists, and is more encompassing of the metal world than the previous release.

Volume 2 will treat your eardrums to the thrashiest of metal, heinous black metal, putrid death metal, empowering traditional metal, methodical doom metal, boundary pushing progressive metal, the grooviest of groove metal, avant-garde madness, and bouncy folk metal among many other genres and incarnations of heavy sounds.

They’ve loaded their heavy metal shotgun and are discharging the most comprehensive of compilations to satisfy even the pickiest of nay-sayers and nitpickers.

If you’re wondering who crafted the sublime cover art, Axis Of Metal’s good friend Kartigan has stepped up to the plate and donated his time, effort, and patience and delivered the goods. If your band needs any sort of artwork, please don’t hesitate to contact him at: and they can put both parties into motion.

Axis Of The Underground is their way to give back to the genre that has brought all of us years and years of elation and enjoyment. So sit back, crack a cold one, or roll a herbal cigarette and hit play on the bandcamp link below, and be prepared to be whisked away to a heavy metal nirvana.


Axis Of The Underground Vol.2 Tracklisting:

1. Obduracy – Virtue And Vice
2. Razorwyre – Knights of Fire
3. Wings Denied – Clockwork
4. Desultor – Black Monday
5. Monsterworks – Freewill
6. Rusted Brain – Caught In The Fire
7. Scythia – Sailor’s Accolade
8. Symptom – Into the Scalding Spring
9. Eryn Non Dae – Hidden Lotus
10. Lich King – In The End, Devastation
11. Cultfinder – Archangel Burial
12. Derelict – Shackles Of Indoctrination
13. Infiltrator – Crush The False
14. Mares Of Thrace – The Gallwasp
15. Cryptopsy – Damned Draft Dodgers
16. Entropy – Encryption
17. Auroch – From Forgotten Worlds
18. Fatality – Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep
19. Gypsy Chief Goliath – St. Covens Tavern
20. Adrenechrome – Titans Fall
21. Invective – Systemic
22. Dire Omen – Deserving Of Ash
23. Mortor – Under the Flag
24. Bushwhacker – Forest Lord
25. Abstract Violence – S.N.M.
26. Seprevation – Sea of Thoughts
27. Luna Azure – Meadows Of Spring








SLAVES ON DOPE Offer Christmas Single

Montreal alternative metal pioneers SLAVES ON DOPE are prepared to help with your holiday spirit.

The single All I Want For Christmas is on sale now.

Purchase here and throw it on your holiday playlist:

12/14 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Hard Luck Bar
12/15 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joes
12/16 – Clifton Park, NY @ Trickshots




Celebrating a decade of progressive Death Metal, German OBSCURA will be heading out for a nine-date tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland in March of 2013.

The Swedish Satanic Death Metal outfit AEON will be acting as direct support to the headliner.

Comments the band:

“It will be awesome to do this tour with Obscura, and with our newly released album Aeons Black we are now stronger than ever with a killer live set that will leave no venue and crowd intact. Expect nothing else but pure fucking death metal!”

The opener on the run will be Munich progressive Death Metal hopefuls OVER YOUR THRESHOLD who comment on their first tour as follows:

“We feel honoured to be a part of the A Decade Of Progressive Death Metal Tour and also are very excited to present all songs of our recently released debut album Facticity to you people. There are plenty of stages we´ve never entered before, and all the more we are looking forward to share them with such stunning bands like OBSCURA, DEADBORN and our label-mates of AEON. This is a mandatory happening for all the metal heads who are into tech death metal! See you on tour!”

22/03/13 – DE – München – Backstage
23/03/13 – DE – Ludwigshafen – Sultans Of Death Fest
24/03/13 – DE – Berlin – K17
25/03/13 – DE – Hamburg – Marx
26/03/13 – DE – Bochum – Bahnhof Langendreer
27/03/13 – DE – Siegen – Vortex
28/03/13 – DE – Kassel – K19
29/03/13 – AT – Wien – Escape
30/03/13 – CH – Zürich – Alte Kaserne

AEON just released their latest album Aeons Black three weeks ago. Check out some audio from the album, a whole bunch of video material from the recordings and order your album copy at

OVER YOUR THERSHOLD released their debut Facticity in August through Metal Blade Records. Check out album trailers and music at At the same link you can purchase your copy of the album.


Pierce The Veil are excited to announce their North American headline tour in spring of 2013, with support from Memphis May Fire, Letlive and Issues. The Street Youth Rising Tour is the follow-up to the band’s recent 34 date headline US major market run with Sleeping With Sirens, which completely sold out in all cities.


“We plan on bringing everything that we’ve got for this next tour and we can’t wait to share it with all of you,” adds lead singer Vic Fuentes.

Noted as one of MTV Buzzworthy’s Breakthrough Artists of 2012, the San Diego, CA ensemble will be touring in support of new album Collide With The Sky, which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Alternative Chart, #1 on the Rock Chart, and #1 on the Hard Music Chart, selling nearly 30,000 copies in its first week. The album is now available on iTunes.

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Pierce The Veil will charge into the new year heading to South East Asia, as well as a slot on the Australian 2013 Soundwave Festival in February/March.  The band are already selling out a May/June UK headline run with Woe, Is Me, with select dates being upgraded to larger venues. Stay tuned for more exciting tour news!

Pierce The Veil teamed up with Invisible Children to give fans a chance to win exclusive merch items as part of the “12 Days of Fearless” holiday contest via Instagram.

Follow @FearlessRecords on Instagram for details and to enter to win great prizes from Pierce The Veil and Invisible Children.

PIERCE THE VEIL – Vic Fuentes (Vocals), Mike Fuentes (Drums), Tony Perry (Guitar), Jaime Preciado (Bass) – With a unique brand of progressive post-hardcore, Pierce The Veil have captured a rabid fan base across the globe. Gaining a reputation for their explosive live show and the unique vocal style of singer Vic Fuentes, the band has received press support from MTV, Guitar World, Outburn, Kerrang!, Revolver, AOL, FUSE TV, warped tour coverage feature by The NY Times, and were featured on the cover of the August 2012 issue of Alternative Press Magazine and AMP Magazine’s Warped Tour Issue.

The San Diego quartet recently released their music video for King For A Day featuring Sleeping With Siren’s Kellin Quinn, which is at nearly 6 million views. Primed with an incredible new album and a rigorous tour schedule, Pierce The Veil are ones to watch in 2013.

Street Youth Rising Tour Dates w/ Memphis May Fire, Letlive, & Issues

Mar 14 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater

Mar 15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

Mar 16 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

Mar 17 – Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Sports Cafe

Mar 20 – Pensacola, FL @ American Legion Post 33

Mar 21 – Jacksonville, FL @ Roc bar

Mar 22 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

Mar 23 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

Mar 24 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights

Mar 26 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

Mar 28 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

Mar 29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

Mar 30 – Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellie’s

Mar 31 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

Apr 3 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

Apr 4 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst



NEAERA Extend Metal Blade Deal

Germany‘s most crushing extreme metal act NEAERA and Metal Blade Records are happy to announce the extension of their recording deal.

Comments the band:

“There’s one simple reason why so many prestigious bands have worked with this label over the years and why Metal Blade stands out as one of the leading record companies in Metal: The people who work there do a hell of a job, period. We are greatly looking forward to the renewed collaboration, and we will waste no time to come out all guns blazing with our next album – so be prepared!”

More details on the yet untitled new album will be released shortly.

Catch NEAERA live and feed off their enormous stage energy when they hit the road at the Persistence tour happening next January.

EMP Persistence Tour 2013

+ H20
10/01/13 – DE – Berlin – Astra
11/01/13 – BE – Lint – Eurocam Media Center
12/01/13 – DE – Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
13/01/13 – FR – Paris – Bataclan
14/01/13 – DE – Saarbrücken – Garage
15/01/13 – DE – Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
16/01/13 – DE – Hamburg – Docks
17/01/13 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA
18/01/13 – DE – Lichtenfels – Stadthalle
19/01/13 – DE – Dresden – Event Werk
20/01/13 – NL – Tilburg – O13

NEAERA will play a special old-school show with songs of the first three albums, December 26 in Osnabrück, Germany. The band is also confirmed for Summer Breeze 2013.

26/12/12 – DE – Osnabrück – Bastard Club (old-school show)
15-17/08/13 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival



ISD completed work on a video for the song Monster. Click on the album artwork image to view

Earlier this year IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION released their debut Recurring Themes. The album was produced by Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson), and features nine original tracks that showcase the band’s vocal harmonies soaring over original progressive-metal riffing, melodic compositions and the rhythms of ex-Tiles drummer, Pat DeLeon. Recurring Themes was financed entirely by the band andis available for purchase via the band’s websiteiTunesAmazonCD Baby, Lasers EdgeDearborn Music and is now available through Nightmare Records.

As a special holiday gift for their fans ISD is having a 50 percent off sale on everything in their “destructStore” including their debut album Recurring Themes. Check out the sale and pick up your ISD merchandise HERE.

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION is the brainchild of Detroit-based guitarist, vocalist and metal innovator Tony Piccoli. Influenced by the raw power of bands such as Strapping Young Lad, Meshuggah and Pantera , as well as the disciplined complexities of progressive groups like Dream Theater and GenesisPiccoli set out to change the face of metal. His blend of crushing guitars, ethereal overtones, a combination of vocal styles and wonderful melody are wrapped in subtly complex time signatures, skull-crushing guitar riffs, and melodic hooks so memorable that you will need surgery to get these songs out of your head.


Tony Piccoli – Lead Vocals, Guitars

Pat DeLeon – Drums, Percussion

Scott Thompson – Guitars, Vocals

Pete Hopersberger – Keyboards, Vocals

Bryan Paxton – Bass, Vocals

For more information on Imminent Sonic Destruction, please visit:

SHAI HULUD Launch Title Track and Pre-Orders

SHAI HULUD launch title track and pre-orders for Reach Beyond the Sun

SHAI HULUD’s new album, Reach Beyond the Sun, will be released in North America on February 19, 2013. The title track for the album is streaming online, and is available for purchase on iTunes HERE. To listen, click the album artwork image above.

Throughout the next few weeks, the band will also be posting candid studio video blogs, new music, and more, so watch out for updates.

About Reach Beyond the Sun:

Reach Beyond the Sun, the fourth entry in Shai Hulud’s storied catalog, will see its release in February of 2013. The album was produced by current New Found Glory guitarist, Chad Gilbert, and notably, vocalist on Hulud’s debut LP Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion.

In addition to producing, Gilbert also returned to sing on the album – his first offering of recorded vocals with the band in over a decade. Not unlike Shai Hulud’s previous releases, Reach Beyond the Sun was born of several years of toiling before ever entering a studio. The band’s previous effort, Misanthropy Pure, a polished, metallic and frenzied piece of masterwork, is contrasted by the much more visceral, instinctively compositional songs found on Reach Beyond the Sun, an embracement of the raw Hardcore/Punk elements that sit at the cornerstone of the band’s influences.

Longtime bass player Mad Matt Fletcher asserts,

“Anyone who really knows the band will agree this album is our definitive sound, encompassing all of our different influences and styles.” He conclusively reiterates, “Yep, this sounds like Shai Hulud.”

Lyrically, Shai Hulud continues to evoke deeper thought, and a range of true human emotions practically unique to the band as the modern underground often shies away from depth for fear of the vulnerability of inner exposure.

Shai Hulud affirms “True strength is inviolate” in the song Monumental Graves, and introspectively queries “Is ours, indeed, a sunless path to waiting graves we prepare for ourselves?” and “Will we bring our hearts back to life?” in the songs I, Saturnine and A Human Failing, respectively, boldly turning their insides out.

Regarding A Human Failing, a song about a generation willing to turn numb in lieu of a life of pain and feeling, guitar player Matt Fox comments “It’s become ‘cool’ to be cold. No pun intended.”

In the interest of challenging misinterpreted notions of pessimism, the song Think The Adder Benign professes “No, I do not believe roses only bloom just to conceal the thorns. I merely accept the thorn pricked finger bleeds” while To Suffer Fools maintains the band’s active frustration and misanthropy, a trait by which Shai Hulud are notorious: “Pour the salts of acumen straight into the eyes to recondition the mind.”

In recording Reach Beyond the Sun, Shai Hulud welcomed the vocal talents of accomplished friends from throughout the hardcore community. Fans will note guest vocals from: Jay Pepito (Reign Supreme, Blacklisted) on A Human Failing, John Vigil (The Ghost Inside) on If A Mountain be My Obstacle, Louis Hernandez (Alpha & Omega) on Man Into Demon, all officially recorded former Hulud vocalists Matt Mazalli, Damien Moyal, and Geert van der Velde on Medicine to the Dead, as well as additional vocals throughout the album from the likes of Justin Krauss (With Life In Mind), Martin Stewart (Donnybrook, Terror), David Wood (Down To Nothing, Terror), among others.

Since the release of Misanthropy Pure in 2008, Shai Hulud has toured Europe, Southeast Asia, Canada, the US, and Mexico. Most recently, the band appeared at the Revelation Records 25th Anniversary shows, both in LA and New York. Plans are already beginning to unfold for 2013, beginning with Shai Hulud’s trek to Australia for the first time as part of Soundwave 2013, which also features Metallica, Blink 182, The Offspring, Slayer, and many more.

More plans are beginning to unfold in support of Reach Beyond the Sun, which will invariably see Hulud performing in front of more fans, new and old, than ever before.

Within Reach Beyond The Sun is found the glimmer of hope emerging as a keen perception of reality on a gridlocked battleground of grim pessimism versus unthinking optimism – a conflicting array of swirling thoughts and depth of emotion, honestly illustrating and defining the beauty and tragedy of the human experience. To the backdrop of progressive, metallic Hardcore/Punk, Shai Hulud is thinking and expressing in perpetual forward motion.

Onward and upward. Always. Forever.

Reach Beyond the Sun will be released on February 19th in North America, and February 15/18 in Europe.