HOLY GRAIL Added To Metal Alliance Tour

Los Angeles-based heavy rockers HOLY GRAIL confirmed their participation in the upcoming Metal Alliance tour alongside Anthrax, Exodus and Municipal Waste, which will kick off in March. Tour dates will be announced shortly.
This will be HOLY GRAIL’s first tour in support of their sophomore release, Ride The Void, which is scheduled for release in North America via Prosthetic Records on January 22 (January 16 in Japan via Universal Music, January 18 in Europe via Nuclear Blast, January 21 in the UK).  
Pick up a variety of pre-order bundles including the album on either CD or LP format along with an exclusive t-shirtlong-sleeved shirt or hoodie exclusively through www.RideTheVoid.com.
Ride The Void was produced by Grammy award winner Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom), mixed by Mark Lewis (All That Remains, Trivium) and mastered by Alan Douches (Baroness, Converge).
“You’d have to go back 20 years to find a metal record that achieves this level of instant infectiousness”


The album‘s first single, Dark Passenger is the track that serves as the A-side of the band’s new 7-inch, which is on sale now – for free as part of the PROSTHETIC RECORDS Winter Sampler by clicking HERE.

HOLY GRAIL also revealed the final set of preview videos for Ride The Void, Wake Me When It’s Over and Rains of Sorrow – which are featured below. You can find all of the track-by-track videos on www.RideTheVoid.com, as well as view an instructional guitar lesson for Dark Passenger featuring guitarists Eli Santana & Alex Lee.
Final Set Of  Ride The Void Preview Videos:

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Season Of Mist Records Contest Continues!

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The Satan Claus Christmas competition is still running on the Season of Mist website!

Every day until December 31, one 2012 release is being featured in a question. Make sure to check www.season-of-mist.com on a daily basis for a new chance to win CDs, LPs and other goodies!


Winners will be announced in January. Good luck!


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During the recording sessions of their forthcoming album Tetragrammaton, Dutch lunatics THE MONOLITH DEATHCULT filmed themselves in the studio and posted three studio reports on their YouTube channel.


Click the links below to watch!

Carsten Altena talks about failure/recording synths

Ivo nails the Human Wave Attack guitar solo

Recording vocals for Tetragrammaton

IMPERIUM DEKADENZ Set Album Release Date

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German Black metallers IMPERIUM DEKADENZ set Meadows of Nostalgia as the title of their forthcoming album. The follow-up to 2010’s successful Procella Vadens will be released on March 15 (March 19 in North America).

Cover artwork and the various formats will be unveiled at a later date.

IMPERIUM DEKADENZ previous album, Procella Vadens is available on Season of Mist’s e-shop in Digipak edition.


RWAKE Announce End of Year Shows


RWAKE: Announce End of Year Shows

Arkansas’ backwoods doomsayers RWAKE announced a series of end of year shows, closing out with special show in Atlanta, GA with NEUROSIS, PRIMATE & US CHRISTMAS on December 29. A complete listing of dates is included below.

The band recently premiered their disturbingly controversial new video, It Was Beautiful, But Now It’s Sour. The 12-minute short film, directed Danish horror aficionado Casper Haugegaard, features devastating slow motion close-ups of actual pig fetuses being absolutely annihilated by a variety of implements.

RWAKE released Rest, their first album in over four years, last year to critical acclaim.  The harrowingly beautiful progressive/doom/sludge masterpiece is currently available for streaming here.

RWAKE Tour Dates:
Dec 28        Nashville, TN        Exit In    w/ Forest of Tygers, Hellbender
Dec 29        Atlanta, GA        The Masquerade (Upstairs) w/ Neurosis, US Christmas, Primate Tickets

Updated RWAKE news/tour/release information is available via the Relapse Records website and the band’s official Facebook page.

“ingenious, forward-thinking metal” – Pitchfork

“The most dangerous thing to come out of Arkansas since Bill Clinton’s libido” – Terrorizer

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Metal Blade Records Artist Showcase Downloads

Metal Blade Records Label Showcase Videos, Album Download and Stream featuring Gypsyhawk and Pilgrim now available

Back on September 15, Metal Blade Records and Scion A/V teamed up to bring you the label showcase featuring SIX FEET UNDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BATTLECROSS, GYPSYHAWK, and PILGRIM for a free matinee show at the Glasshouse in Pomona, California.

As if the free “30 years of Metal Blade Records” showcase wasn’t cool enough, Scion A/V had a crew on hand to conduct interviews with each of the bands for a series of video interviews and record the showcase for a free limited 7-inch release and digital download/stream featuring a track each from GYPSYHAWK and PILGRIM.

Head over to AOL Music to download (or stream) the digital copy of the 7-inch and check out the video interviews with all of the bands that performed the showcase as well as interviews with members of the Metal Blade staff who offer some insight into the world of the heavy metal music industry.



New ROTTING CHRIST Song Available for Download

Greek black metal titans ROTTING CHRIST debuted the opening track from ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ (Do What Thou Wilt) titled, In Yumen – Xibalba. Download it now from the Season of Mist website!

ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ (Do What Thou Wilt) proves to be ROTTING CHRIST’s darkest output to date, and links the band to their heritage as pioneers of black metal. From underground heroes to international headliner status, the Greek band brings together elements from death, heavy and gothic metal with a rich native heritage element without ever betraying their black roots. ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ takes this progression even further as ROTTING CHRIST forge their own sound, and augment it with female vocals, and a wide array of instrumentation. Their long years of composing and experience show unwavering confidence and maturity.

Conceptually inspired by ancient cultures, ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ sees ROTTING CHRIST at their most ambitious songwriting. The band employ poetry from the Sumerians and Incas as well as a Romanian folk song, the tale of an undead Russian water spirit, Voodoo, Zoroastrianism and other sources.

ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ (Do What Thou Wilt), set for North American release on March 5,  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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Season of Mist Sign THIS MISERY GARDEN

This Misery GardenWarning Zone (Official Music Video)

Season Of Mist is proud to announce the signing of dark rock/metal torch bearers THIS MISERY GARDEN. The Swiss band recently completed recording their Season of Mist debut Cornerstone. It is the band’s testimony to melancholy and hope, anger defying serenity, love and death, and will be released in 2013.

Regarding the signing, the band released the following statement:

“It’s an honor for THIS MISERY GARDEN to join the Season of Mist crew! We are confident that our new album ‘Cornerstone’ will be released under the best conditions to allow our music to be experienced! We are looking forward to hit the road to support the album live.”

The band recently uploaded a music video for the song Warning Zone. The clip was filmed entirely during the making of Cornerstone. The album was recorded and mixed by Drop (SYBREED) at Downtone Studios (Trent Reznor, TV on the Radio) in Geneva, Switzerland.

News and tour information is available through the Season of Mist website, and THIS MISERY GARDEN website and Facebook page.