RAMMING SPEED Signs With Prosthetic Records

PROSTHETIC RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of up-and-coming grind/thrash metallers RAMMING SPEED. The group’s full-length PROSTHETIC debut, Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die, was recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Black Breath) and mastered at AudioSiege with Brad Boatwright (Sleep, High on Fire, SUNN O))), Tragedy). The album is tentatively set for a late spring/early summer release.

Drummer Jonah Livingston commented on the signing:

“We are incredibly excited to finally announce that we’ve signed on with Prosthetic Records, a label whose roster proves its dedication to all facets of heavy music. While our band has been extremely lucky to work with labels like Tankcrimes and Brutal Panda, this is an incredible opportunity and we’re ready for the step forward! See you on the road!”

Hailing from Boston, this heavy-hitting quintet – whose sound combines the charging rhythms of d-beat punk and the aggression of thrash with NWOBHM-worthy guitar harmonies and grind’s blinding speed – is no stranger to the metal scene, having previously released a variety of records, tapes and EPs through several labels. Their aggressive tour schedules across the U.S. and Europe with such notable acts as Trap Them, Holy Grail, Torche, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Phobia, Black Tusk and Saviours. Ramming Speed will spend April and May touring with Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood and Revocation in the northeast and midwest; full dates can be found on the TOUR DATES page (see tab above).

Keep a lookout for further details on the group’s upcoming album on the band’s website: https://www.facebook.com/rammingspeed

“Venomous death/grind-laden, hair-swirling hardcore fury somewhere in the sonic Bermuda Triangle between Black Flag, Napalm Death and DRI” – Terrorizer

“A fuck-off great raft of pile-driver thrash, chock to the gills with bleed-speed riffs, sledgehammer heaviness and lyrical dystopia”Metal Hammer

“Listeners will be hard-pressed to find another band more enthusiastic about every corner of the thrash, grindcore and punk scenes…the perfect blend of thrash, punk and light-hearted enthusiasm.” – Lambgoat


LANDMINE MARATHON To Play Obscene Extreme Fests

Arizona grind masters LANDMINE MARATHON announced plans for a week-long West Coast tour en route to the Obscene Extreme Festival in Mexico alongside Napalm Death, Phobia, Dying Fetus and many more. The tour kicks off March 19 in Las Vegas and continues until the band reaches Mexico City on March 28. Full dates can be found on the TOUR DATES page. The band also announced that they will make their European live debut later this year at the European Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic.

Upcoming West Coast mini-tour marks first stretch of shows with new vocalist

LANDMINE MARATHON’s new vocalist Krysta Martinez commented,

“I couldn’t be more excited to be hitting the road for the first time with Landmine Marathon and playing these West Coast dates on our way to Mexico for Obscene Extreme America! Obscene Extreme America truly has one of the most crushing line-ups I’ve ever seen! I am so glad to be involved!”

The band also revealed that they are currently writing the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2011 release Gallows, which was awarded “Album of the Month” honors by Terrorizer, who praised its “killer riffs, righteous anger and a burning desire to fuck shit up.” Such praise earned LM a hand-picked spot on Metallica’s Orion Music & More Festival in 2012.

LANDMINE MARATHON recently re-recorded two songs (Bile Towers and Dead Horses) with Martinez; both available digitally.


RELAPSE RECORDS: Releases Tribute Sampler to Pat Egan

Pat Egan, longtime Director of Retail Sales at Relapse Records, tragically passed away on Monday February 18th after a battle with pneumonia and related complications. In honor of the man who was so instrumental in the success of so many Relapse bands and records, the label has put together a 20 track compilation featuring a collection of his favorite songs and artists, including Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Brian Posehn, Red Fang, Death, and many more, including a never-before-released track from Exhumed.

100% of proceeds from the compilation will go towards a college fund for his young daughter Katie. Relapse thanks each band for contributing each track and waiving their royalty fee to maximize the benefit for Pat’s beloved family. The compilation is available via Bandcamp at this location for only $5 but friends and fans are welcome to donate as much as they want. Direct contributions may also be made via paypal to wellmissyoupat@relapse.com.

The tracklisting for the compilation is as follows:

1. Brian Posehn – More Metal Than You
2. Exhumed – The Beginning After The End (Previously Unreleased)
3. Mastodon – Mother Puncher
4. Kingdom of Sorrow – Screaming into the Sky
5. Baroness – Take My Bones Away
6. Red Fang – Wires
7. Death – A Moment Of Clarity
8. Revocation – Teratogenesis
9. Brutal Truth – Old World Order
10.Dying Fetus – Second Skin
11.Black Anvil – Ultimate Reality
12. Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Sword Swallower
13. Zombi – Siberia
14. Pig Destroyer – The American’s Head
15. Toxic Holocaust – Sound The Charge
16. Murder Construct – No Question, No Comment
17. Horseback – Arjuna
18. Dillinger Escape Plan – Sunshine the Werewolf
19. Abysmal Dawn – In Service of Time
20. Total Fucking Destruction – In The Process of Correcting Thinking Errors



BLACKBURNER Free Downloads, New Album for Pre-Order



(Los Angeles, CA) – Dubstep/Glitch Duo Blackburner are blazing their way up the Beatport charts with their latest release, IN LOVE WITH THE CITY featuring GERI X (Remix EP), while simultaneously sitting in the Top 200 iTunes Dance Single Charts with Pumped Up Kicks (Blackburner Remix).


Beatport Charting:

Blackburner – In Love With the City

• High Top Kicks Remix – #2 Glitch Hop
• Reyland Remix – #2 Drum & Bass
• Blackburner VIP Remix – #17 House
• Synchronice Remix – #35 Progressive House

Blackburner – In Love With The City Featuring Geri X (Synchronice Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD

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While the latest EP is taking over the Beatport charts, Blackburner’s DROP BASS NOT BOMBS full-length release, due February 26, is available now for pre-order.


Purchase Blackburner featuring Geri X In Love With The City Remix EP:

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Rhode Island doom act PILGRIM kick off a short run of tour dates beginning in New Orleans on February 24 with SAMOTHRACE. The band plans to unveil new material on stage throughout the tour, so fans at these shows will be the first to experience brand new music! For the complete itinerary, visit metalblade.com/pilgrim or the band’s facebook page: facebook.com/hailthepilgrim.

Critically acclaimed debut Misery Wizard available now

PILGRIM comments on the tour:

“It’s been a year since Misery Wizard has been released and the positive reaction it has received from fans of heavy music all over the world have been simply fantastic. This upcoming tour is special for us as we will be going to places we’ve yet to perform at and have some new material to unleash. Be forewarned and hails to the supporters!”

At the end of 2012, PILGRIM had the honor of performing at Metal Blade’s 30th Anniversary ScionAV label showcase. Live audio, as well as interviews from the event can be found at scionav.com.

w/ Samothrace
02/24 New Orleans, LA Siberia
02/26 Atlanta, GA 529
02/27 Raleigh, NC Slim’s Downtown
02/28 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
03/01 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar
03/02 Philadelphia, PA Beaumont Warehouse
03/03 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
03/04 Pittsburgh, PA Howlers

PILGRIM consists of drummer Krolg Splinterfist, the Slayer of Man, bassist Count Elric the Soothsayer and guitarist/vocalist The Wizard. With a mix of destruction, misery and beauty, these young disciples of doom blend a surprisingly original sword ‘n’ sorcery feel with the classic chest-caving heaviness of the masters, Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Reverend Bizarre and Pentagram. Their thick walls of majestically darkened guitar, massive booming bass, and dangerously powerful yet calculated drumming lull listeners into an intense dream-like trance, abducting them to places they never knew were dwelling within their own minds.

Commented Pitchfork:

“…in a realm where the old-school and the experimental push against one another in an eternally dynamic non-equilibrium, it’s certainly not about who your influences are. It’s, of course, about how you use them. PILGRIM simply have fun with these predecessors, renewing old sounds with the zeal of teenage boys worshiping cheap Sabbath posters on their bedroom walls and the skills of players who’ve been at this for a while. PILGRIM sing about devils and tears, paying dues and surviving adventures, taking care to touch on most of the requisite tropes while not pushing any one too far… This is an excellent debut from a preternaturally developed upstart.”


CASTLE Nominated For JUNO Award

Thrash-infused doom metallers CASTLE have been nominated for a Juno AwardCanada’s equivalent of a Grammy – in the “Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year” category for their stunning work on the 2012 release Blacklands. The Juno Awards ceremony will be held on April 21 in Regina, Saskatchewan, where the band will compete against fellow nominees Cancer Bats, Devin Townsend Project, Ex Deo and Woods of Ypres.

CASTLE, originally conceived by guitarist, songwriter and producer Mat Davis as a solo project, turned a meeting of hearts into the formation of a band. After meeting his wife Elizabeth Blackwell, who would become the group’s vocalist and bassist, Davis also reached out to his longtime friend and musical collaborator Al McCartney from Toronto to play drums. The power trio released their debut album In Witch Order via German label Van Records in 2011; it was revered by the press, including being named Metal Hammer Norway’s “Album of the Year” in addition to leading the Roadburn Festival to name the band “Newcomer of the Year.”

The band recorded their latest album, Blacklands, at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, Calif. with producer Billy Anderson (EyeHateGod, Neurosis, Cathedral, Sleep). Released by PROSTHETIC RECORDS in September 2012. The group filmed music videos for three songs from the album: the title trackCorpse Candles and Storm Below The Mountain.

Shortly after the release of Blacklands, the band embarked on a Scion A/V-sponsored North American tour with Witch Mountain and recently completed their first-ever headlining U.S. tour, which featured drummer Rae Amitay (Mares of Thrace, Woods of Ypres, Thrawsunblat) filling in for McCartney. Following a performance at SXSW, CASTLE will embark on a Western U.S. tour, after which they will support Intronaut on a spring European tour that includes a performance at the prestigious Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland. Tickets and tour dates can be found on the band’s website: heavycastle.com

For further information on the Juno Awards Ceremony, visit: http://junoawards.ca/

EDGE OF ATTACK Release Debut Self Titled Album


(Grande Prairie, AB) – Power thrash five-piece Edge of Attack are proud to unleash their debut self-titled album, now available at these following links below via Halifax metal label Spread The Metal Records.

Spread The Metal Online Store



Produced by EAO guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple, the debut features ten tracks of haunting vocals, shredding guitars, complex bass lines, furious drumming plus choral and symphonic arrangements along with guest artists by solo artist Ivan Gianinni, Ryan Boivard (Hallows Die) and Pellek (Damnation Angels).

EDGE OF ATTACK (pictured from left to right): Dallas Dyck – rhythm guitar, Roxanne Gordey – vocals, Jurekk Whipple – lead guitar/vocals, Denver Whipple – bass, Trevor Swain – drums

Vocalist Roxanne Gordey comments:

“After having waited so long to release this album, we can’t be happier with its result! Our only hope is that everyone hears it and feels our dedication to this music. More than anything, we’re grateful to everyone who really stuck their neck out to get us this far. This album is our very first benchmark.”

Edge of Attack recently released their second music video In Hell in support of the album, which can be viewed below.

EDGE OF ATTACK – In Hell (Spread the Metal)

Track Listing

1. In Hell 4:36
2. The Haunting 5:08
3. Demon (Of The Northern Seas) featuring Ivan Giannini 5:04
4. Take Me Alive 4:24
5. In The Night 4:27
6. Edge Of Attack 5:07
7. Rise Above 5:55
8. Forever 3:46 [Free Download]
9. The Damned featuring Ryan Bovaird 6:01
10. Set The World Aflame featuring PelleK 8:29

EDGE OF ATTACK – Forever official video 

For more info on Edge of Attack please follow the band at these links:

Tour Dates | EdgeofAttack.com | SpreadTheMetal | Facebook

Youtube | Reverbnation | Twitter | CBC 3 | SoundcloudStereoKillerViinyl

Buy Links: Bandcamp | STM Online Store | iTunes


No good could possibly come out of the frigid Northern lands of Alberta, you say? Well, sorry to tell you, there’s an exception to every rule. Enter smoldering power-thrash five-piece Edge of Attack.

Combining haunting vocals, shredding guitars, complex bass lines, furious drumming and choral and symphonic arrangements with surprising depth, Edge of Attack has not only taken the metal scene by storm, but also by surprise. Having been featured in Revolver magazine, you’d think the band has surely been around for years, but truth be told, they’ve accomplished all this while releasing no more than two singles.

Representing the changes that have taken place and the reinvention of Edge of Attack’s sound, the self-titled album, which was produced by guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple himself and is soon to be released with Spread the Metal Records, is, simply put, a reawakening and rebirthing of power metal with thrash creeping its way into the picture.


KEN MODE Release Another Track, Add Tour Dates

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Another new KEN MODE track, Your Heartwarming Story Makes me Sick surfaced online. Listen here!

Regarding the new song, front man Jesse Matthewson said,

“This particular song is almost a cliche in itself, in that it pokes fun at both the classic cookie cutter, worker-bee, pie in the sky dream and some of said people’s views on anyone who thinks outside of said paradigm, and the melodramatic antithesis of the counter culture rebel. Musically, I wanted to hear Kittens if they were a hardcore band with breakdowns. Throw your cowboy hat into the pit and get wild.”

KEN MODE recently streamed another new track from Entrench, entitled The Terror Pulse, here. Furthermore, the new singles are available at your demand on The Welding Room radio program every Monday night. Post your death threats/complaints here on .com or in the http://www.rockdefradio.com live chat.


On March 19, Entrench will be available in North America as a CD and double LP (available in black, green, and orange) with a download card at the Season of Mist E-shop.

KEN MODE also announced a full North American tour for March and April with TODAY IS THE DAY, BLACK TUSK, and FIGHT AMP. The band recently added several new shows (Philadelphia’s show has been moved to Washington, DC on March 9, and the Kamloops show has been replaced with Edmonton, AB on March 31). A full list of confirmed tour dates are listed below.


01 Mar Sioux Falls, SD Latitude 44
02 Mar Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co
03 Mar Toledo, OH Headliners
04 Mar Ithaca, NY The Haunt w/Fight Amp

All dates with Today Is The Day, Black Tusk and Fight Amp:

05 Mar Portland, ME Port City Music Hall* http://tinyurl.com/czh8ymd
06 Mar Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar http://ticketf.ly/100q3J1
07 Mar Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs http://tktwb.tw/UWmwWu
08 Mar New York, NY The Studio at Webster Hall http://tktwb.tw/UOhJpH
09 Mar Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
10 Mar Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls http://tktwb.tw/UdSdvR
11 Mar Atlanta, GA The Masquerade http://bit.ly/VbOT0K
12 Mar Orlando, FL Backbooth
13 Mar New Orleans, LA Siberia http://tinyurl.com/dy4p9mh
14 Mar Austin, TX SXSW (KEN mode only)
15 Mar Austin, TX Red 7 (Tone Deaf Touring Official SXSW Showcase) **
16 Mar Austin, TX SXSW**
17 Mar Dallas, TX Double Wide (Spillover Fest Afterparty – Pallbearer, KEN mode, Howl, Mutilation Rights) http://ticketf.ly/T7qX4o
19 Mar Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
20 Mar Tempe, AZ Rocky Point Cantina http://tinyurl.com/bs6r3oo
21 Mar San Diego, CA Brick By Brick http://tinyurl.com/cwlyxn2
22 Mar Los Angeles, CA Satellite http://ticketf.ly/100s5su
24 Mar Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst http://ticketf.ly/UWmI85
25 Mar San Francisco, CA Elbo Room http://tinyurl.com/bn5uzem
26 Mar Portland, OR Rotture http://bit.ly/VV0m5F
27 Mar Seattle, WA The Highline http://bit.ly/12uC8Wr
28 Mar Bellingham, WA The Shakedown http://tinyurl.com/cfnwv82
29 Mar Vancouver, BC (CA) Richshaw Theatre http://tinyurl.com/d8bcxsj
31 Mar Edmonton, AB (CA) Pawn Shop
01 Apr Calgary, AB (CA) Palomino http://tinyurl.com/bt2w3yd
02 Apr Saskatoon, SK (CA) Amigo’s http://tinyurl.com/cbfgbwq
04 Apr Winnipeg, MB (CA) Pyramid Cabaret http://tinyurl.com/cultsv4
05 Apr Fargo, ND The Aquarium http://tinyurl.com/dysnsyt
06 Apr Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club http://tinyurl.com/bornn87
07 Apr Chicago, IL Empty Bottle http://tinyurl.com/d7qzqu3
08 Apr Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme * w/Ringworm http://tktwb.tw/TdAL9B
09 Apr Columbus, OH Ace of Cups * w/Ringworm http://tinyurl.com/bwzqkyf
10 Apr Newport, KY Southgate House Revival * w/Ringworm http://tinyurl.com/c25bjll
11 Apr Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom * w/Keelhaul http://tinyurl.com/csst7ns
12 Apr Detroit, MI Magic Stick * w/Keelhaul http://tinyurl.com/c7qu69y
13 Apr Toronto, ON (CA) Lee’s Palace * w/Keelhaul http://tinyurl.com/d87uvnb
14 Apr Montreal, QC (CA) Il Motore * w/Keelhaul http://tinyurl.com/c6u9nqh
15 Apr Ottawa, ON (CA) Maverick’s * w/Keelhaul http://tinyurl.com/czelqkc

* No Black Tusk
** No Black Tusk or Fight Amp

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