PIG DESTROYER Frontman Hosts Relapse Records Podcast

Relapse Records is closing out 2012 with a special podcast curated by the infamous J.R. Hayes of PIG DESTROYER. 

Mr. Hayes picked 20 of his favorite tracks from the Relapse catalog in addition to answering an in-depth interview about the band’s new album Book Burner.

Later in the podcast there is a preview of 2013 featuring new music from Red Fang, Blockheads, Call of the Void & Wolvserpent. Download the podcast HERE.

The undisputed kings of grind PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner – available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital – this past October on Relapse Records. Furthermore, the album features a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. 

Book Burner has received many accolades including:

Top Album of 2012 – Decibel Magazine

Top Album of 2012 – Revolver Magazine

50 Favorite Albums of 2012 – Alarm Magazine

Top Album of 2012 – Metal Sucks

Best Metal Albums of 2012 – Loudwire

The deluxe editions each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose.  The deluxe 2xLP also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

Book Burner can be heard in its entirety on PIG DESTROYER‘s Band Camp Page.

PIG DESTROYER‘s new video for The Diplomat can be viewed HERE. The video was directed by Phil Mucci (High on Fire, Opeth, Korn).

In support of Book BurnerPIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

Additional PIG DESTROYER information is available via Relapse.com and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebook page.


Jan 19       Philadelphia, PA   Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs    Tickets
May 23-26    Baltimore, MD        Maryland Deathfest XI

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Confirmed For 2013 Van’s Warped Tour

(Detroit, Michigan) Melodic death metal outfit, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, will be hitting the road this coming summer as a part of the annual Van’s Warped Tour.


Vocalist Trevor Strnad comments;

“We in THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER look forward to seeing you and your friend’s fancy haircuts this summer at the Van’s Warped Tour. I think it’s safe to say that all of us in TBDM have attended this tour at various points and have fond memories of this great American punk rock freak show. This time, we shall be the freaks… the sore thumb poking at your eyeball. We are proud to be the fastest, craziest, and most evil band that has ever played Warped Tour… hundreds of bands will enter, one band will leave. Us. We will emerge from the rubble like the giant cockroach men we are. See ya this summer… let’s get warped!”

New acts are being announced every Friday so keep an eye on official Van’s Warped Tour site for further updates.

The 2013 Van’s Warped Tour will kick off on Saturday, June 15 in Auburn, WA at the White River Amphitheatre and wraps up on August 04 in Houston, TX at Reliant Center Parking Lot.

For ticket information, please visit http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be home in January before embarking on a 26-day tour in Europe with headliners and label mates Cannibal Corpse along with DevilDriver and Winds of Plague.

Keep up to date with all things THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER at the following locations:

Jun 15 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Jun 16 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
Jun 19 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun 20 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
Jun 21 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
Jun 22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jun 23 Ventura, CA Ventura Country Fairground At Seaside Park
Jun 26 Las Cruces, NM NMSU Practice Field
Jun 27 Mesa, AZ Quail Run Park
Jun 28 Las Vegas, NV Venue TBA
Jun 29 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark
Jun 30 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Jul 03 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Jul 05 Toronto, ON CA The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul 06 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 07 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 09 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
Jul 10 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 11 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Jul 12 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 13 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Jul 14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
Jul 16 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Jul 17 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Jul 19 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Jul 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul 21 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
Jul 23 Kansas City, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 24 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 25 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
Jul 26 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
Jul 27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Jul 28 Orlando, FL Venue TBA
Jul 29 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 30 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Jul 31 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
Aug 02 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug 03 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Aug 04 Houston, TX Reliant Center Parking Lot

SOILWORK Announce First Festival Dates For ’13


Swedish modern melodic death metal maestros SOILWORK announced their first festival gigs for 2013. More to follow soon.

Commented drum monster Dirk Verbeuren:

“Yes yes folks, the SOILWORK summer tour schedule is taking form and we’re excited like little kids to once again bring our very own brand of Swedish metal to the old continent, the US and even Mexico for the very first time ever! Stay tuned for an energetic set blending songs off of our new double album, The Living Infinite, with past classics… And maybe even a few rare gems! See you there, metalheads!”

SOILWORK live 2013
11.-13.07. D Ballenstedt – Rock Harz
22.-24.07. SLO Tolmin – Metaldays
01.-03.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
15.-17.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
06.09. USA Atlanta – ProgPower
07.09. MEX Mexico City – Lunario

The band is also said to be planning to visit Australia as well as Asia in October 2013.

SOILWORK are currently putting finishing touches to their upcoming album, The Living Infinite, which will be issued as a double album (the first one in this genre!) including 20 brand new SOILWORK tunes.

The Living Infinite is the first SOILWORK album to feature new guitarist David Andersson who replaces founding member Peter Wichers, who first left the band in 2005 only to return four years later.

Produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH), The Living Infinite features artwork by MNEMIC’s Mircea Gabriel Eftemie who also created the legendary artwork for 2005’s Stabbing The Drama – furthermore Justin Sullivan, lead singer of the English indie rock pioneers NEW MODEL ARMY, will guest on the track The Windswept Mercy.

The Living Infinite will be released March 8, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.




Italian symphonic death metal act FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE uploaded a teaser for the The Forsaking video clip.

The video will premiere on doomsday December 21 on the Metal Hammer UK website at http://www.metalhammer.co.uk – make sure not to miss this clip!

The song The Forsaking is taken from the 2011 released masterpiece Agony.

MESHUGGAH Announce More 2013 Dates


Swedish extreme metal pioneers MESHUGGAH announced more tour dates for 2013 in support of their latest masterpiece, Koloss.

Commented guitarist Mårten Hagström:

“So it’s the last date of the ongoing European tour and we find ourselves in Cologne. This tour has been awesome and we’d like to thank everyone for coming to the shows making this tour an unbelievable experience. So naturally, we’re stoked to announce that we are coming back in April/May to continue the trek in the eastern parts of Europe along with the previously announced Scandinavian dates.”

MESHUGGAH live 2013
18.04. FI Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo
19.04. FI Tampere – Pakkahuone
20.04. FI Helsinki – Nosturi
21.04. EST Tallin – Rock Café NEW
22.04. LV Riga – Melna Piektoiena NEW
24.04. PL Warsaw – Progresja NEW
25.04. PL Krakow – Kwadrat NEW
26.04. HU Budapest – A38 NEW
27.04. SK Bratislava – Majestic NEW
29.04. HR Zagreb – Tvornica NEW
30.04. I RoncadeNew Age NEW
01.05. CH Geneva – L’Usine NEW
05.05. DK Copenhagen – Lille Vega
06.05. DK Aarhus – Voxhall
08.05. NO Oslo – Rockefeller
09.05. S Stockholm – Circus
10.05. S Umea – Idun


KREATOR To Film For Live DVD This Week


German thrash titans, KREATOR announced they will be recording their show on December 22, 2012 in Oberhausen for a future DVD/Blu Ray release.

Commented band leader Mille Petrozza:

“The Phantom Antichrist world tour is among the most successful and amazing tours in the history of KREATOR, thanks to all of you – the fans! So we have decided to record a new live Album/DVD/Blu Ray at our homecoming show in Oberhausen on December 22nd.

The show will be recorded with 24 cameras and in 5.1 sound. We are trying to produce the ultimate KREATOR concert experience for you to enjoy in your living room. So whoever wants to be a part of the spectacle, there are still tickets available for Oberhausen, but better hurry up: tickets are selling fast!”



10.12.2012 SE – Stockholm, Lilla Arenan
11.12.2012 SE – Gothenburg, Traedgarn
12.12.2012 DK – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
13.12.2012 DK – Aarhus, Voxhall
14.12.2012 DE – Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36
15.12.2012 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
16.12.2012 NLLeeuwarden, Schaaf
18.12.2012 CH – Zürich, Komplex
19.12.2012 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
20.12.2012 DE – Hannover, Capitol
21.12.2012 DE – München, Backstage
22.12.2012 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Unveil Album Art, New Video

Swedish street metallers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR are happy to present the album cover of their recently announced new studio album C’mon Take On Me that will be released as a CD in slipcase, digital download, black vinyl and strictly limited pink vinyl (only available at the Nuclear Blast mail order) via Nuclear Blast on March 1, 2013.

With a wink, drummer Adde grants us insight on the idea behind it:

“We came up with the idea during the recordings of the album. It’s just so sexy when a woman jumps into a drum kit – what could be more exciting? We discussed the concept with photographer Micke Johansson, who loved the idea. What we especially like about it is the combination of sex and bruises!”

Make sure to check out the first amazing single One More Minute



SUFFOCATION Release New Song

New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION just uploaded a brand new song off the band’s upcoming album Pinnacle of Bedlam.

Cover artwork created by Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESH, PSYCROPTIC)

The track, titled As Grace Descends is available on the band’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/suffocation

Also, get it as a free download HERE!

The album features 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their Despise The Sun EP.

Founding member and former drummer Mike Smith also makes a special guest appearance on the re-recorded Breeding the Spawn track, Beginning of Sorrow.

Pinnacle of Bedlam was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. This time around, The mixing and mastering was handled by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE).

Pinnacle of Bedlam will be released February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.


ENFORCER Set To Release Single Next Month

In advance of their new studio album Death By Fire (available : February 1), ENFORCER will release a 7-inch single called Mesmerized By Fire on January 18.

A-Seite: Mesmerized By Fire
B-Seite: You Can Be (non album track)

Besides the limited edition on vinyl, there will also be a digital release.

Olof Wikstrand comments:

“Mesmerized by Fire is more or less the title track from the Death By Fire album. I think within four minutes it captures pretty much everything about Enforcer: intensity and power mixed with a touch of melody and melancholy. The B-side is a cover of Nagazaki‘s You Can Be. It is a track with mega potential from a band that unfortunately never made it in the 80s.”

Hunting Across Europe  Tour
07.02. D Hamburg – Markthalle
08.02. D Berlin – C-Club
09.02. D Bochum – Matrix
10.02. D Stuttgart – Universum
12.02. A ViennaViper Room
13.02. I Milan – TBA
14.02. D Munich – Backstage
15.02. CH Aarau – Kiff
16.02. D Würzburg – Posthalle
17.02. NL Rotterdam – Baroeg


HATEBREED Online Chat Details

Jamey Jasta, mainman and frontman of New Haven, Connecticut-based hardcore icons, HATEBREED, will answer fan questions in an exclusive online video chat on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Everyone using Facebook or Twitter may just log in via their account and participate.

The fan chat will start at 10am EST/3pm UK time at the following location: http://www.nuclearblast.de/streamingroom

Surf to http://youtu.be/PblNbpIpVKg to check out the first album trailer in which Jamey Jasta is talking about the album’s artwork.

HATEBREED - The Divinity Of Purpose

The lyric video for the first single off the album, Put It To The Torch, can be viewed at this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUEDG5yM3oM

The Divinity Of Purpose will be released on January 25, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.
The CD and vinyl versions of the album are also available for pre-order now at http://bit.ly/UcHMHr