DEW-SCENTED Streaming New Track

DEW-SCENTED celebrates 20 years of deadly thrash metal with their upcoming anniversary release, Insurgent, due May 28 via Prosthetic Records in North America and available now for pre-order. Insurgent features a mix of new originals, live tracks and rare covers – 19 songs and 76 minutes in all. One brand new track, Confronting Entropy, is now available for streaming on Soundcloud HERE.

The cover art for Insurgent, seen above, was completed by Björn Gooßes (Killustrations.net). The complete track listing is as follows:

1. Confronting Entropy (5:36)
2. Guided By The Dead Light (5:19)
3. Sadistic Sinner (4:54) * Originally by Incubus (Brazil)
4. Sworn To Obey (Live 2012) (4:05)
5. Turn To Ash (Live 2012) (3:02)
6. Soul Poison (Live 2012) (3:58)
7. Storm Within (Live 2012) (4:02)
8. Cities Of The Dead (Live 2012) (4:44)
9. Never To Return (Live 2012) (4:13)
10. Acts Of Rage (Live 2012) (4:21)
11. In Dying Mode (4:20)
12. Steady Decline (4:32) * Originally by Prong
13. No Spiritual Surrender (2:48) * Originally by Inside Out
14. Good Day For A Hanging (4:28) * Originally by Wasted Youth
15. The Storm (3:23) * Originally by Judge
16. Recall The Pain (1:06)
17. The Death Of Common Sense (3:44)
18. Slaughterhouse (4:31) * Originally by Powermad
19. Superstar Destroyer (2:55) * Originally by Genocide Superstars
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1-3: new songs, 2013
4-10: live songs, 2012
11-15: Recorded during the “Icarus” sessions, 2012
16-19: Recorded during the “Invocation” sessions, 2010

A live video of Sworn To Obey – a track from their latest release, Icarus – featuring the audio that will appear on Insurgent can be seen here:

Watch the Video

Currently on tour throughout Europe with thrash legends Testament, DEW-SCENTED will appear on several high profile festivals in the coming months in addition to participating in the Full Metal Cruise alongside Doro, Kreator, Sabaton and more.

See DEW-SCENTED live:
3/26          Prague, CR- Nova Chmelnice #
3/27          Krakow, PL – Studio Clun #
3/28          Berlin, DE – Huxley’s Neue Welt #
3/30          Chaulnes, FR – Chaulnes Metalfest 2013
3/31          Paris,FR  – La Machine #
4/5            Paderborn, DE – Metal Inferno Festival @ Kulturwerkstatt
4/6            Neuss, DE – Battles Festival @ Pier 1
4/7            Den Haag, NL – Trojan Metal Fest
5/5-5/12    Hamburg, DE – Full Metal Cruise 2013
6/7            Hauptmannsgrunn, DE – Chronical Moshers Open Air
7/25          Munich, DE – Backstage Halle – Free & Easy Festival
7/26          Magdeburg, DE – Rock Unter Den Eichen Open Air
7/27          Obersinn, DE – Eisenwahn Festival
8/1 – 8/3    Wacken,DE – Wacken Open Air 2013
# with Testament

 

CANNABIS CORPSE Announce US Tour

Death metal powerhouse CANNABIS CORPSE announced a US tour. The “Hell in July” tour will see the band playing alongside SIX FEET UNDER and DECREPIT BIRTH. The trek will begin on July 10 in Houston, TX, and end on July 27 in Atlanta, GA. A full list of dates can be found below.

CANNABIS CORPSE was recently signed to Season of Mist. The Richmond, VA based band is currently recording their forthcoming album.

Regarding the signing, the band said “Cannabis Corpse cannot express how excited we are to join the ranks of Seasons of Mist, as so many groundbreaking metal bands are on the roster. We are knee deep in recording our new album and feel like this material is our most original and memorable to date. We were founded as a way to honor the Floridian fathers of death metal and this new record will be no exception. We’re looking forward to seeing what the future has in store!”

CANNABIS CORPSE is the project of MUNICIPAL WASTE bassist Phil “LandPhil” Hall and his brother Josh “Hallhammer” Hall. The band, rounded out by guitarist Brent Purgason (aka “Pustulus Maximus” of GWAR), released three well-received full-lengths previously, and toured the world over alongside THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, REVOCATION, HATE ETERNAL, SKELETONWITCH, and more.

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Hell In July Tour Dates
July 10 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
July 11 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
July 12 Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
July 13 Dallas, TX @ Trees
July 14 Santa Fe, NM @ Sol
July 15 Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
July 16 W. Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
July 17 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
July 19 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
July 20 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
July 21 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
July 22 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
July 23 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
July 24 St Louis, MO @ Firebird
July 25 Fayetteville, AR @ Rogue
July 26 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
July 27 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

 

PENTAGRAM Confirm 2013 Tour Dates

Heavy metal legends, PENTAGRAM, will be returning to the road in 2013 in Europe, as well as North America, for select shows and festivals. The band will once again perform at Maryland Death Fest as well as Farmageddon Records Music Festival, Metaldays (Slovakia), Barroselas Metalfest XVI (Portugal), and more. A list of confirmed performances can be found below.

PENTAGRAM will have new merchandise designs available exclusively at these shows. Also, the band has listened to their fans and will be performing some classics and fan favorites that have never before been performed live. Be forewarned, everything’s turning to night!

“No one has done doom better, for longer, than Bobby Liebling” – SPIN Magazine

“just as moody, punishing, and mind-altering as the band’s cult masterworks like 1987’s Day of Reckoning. Contrary to its title, Last Rites marks a new beginning for the sober frontman and his band” – Revolver Magazine

“an unsung American counterpart to Black Sabbath” – San Francisco Weekly

PENTAGRAM
04/16 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar – http://ticketf.ly/YtZMkE
04/25 Berlin, DE Astra *Desertfest 2013*
04/26 Barroselas, PT Barrosela Metalfest XVI
04/28 London, UK Electric Ballroom *Desertfest 2013*
05/26 Baltimore, MD Forme Sonar Compound *Maryland Deathfest 2013*
07/20 Warsaw, PL Days of Ceremony 2013
07/22 Tolmin, SI Metaldays 2013
07/25-07/28 TBA, Montana Farmageddon Records Music Festival – http://bit.ly/UGLonB https://www.facebook.com/pentagramusa
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A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Reveal Sophomore Album Details

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH unveiled the artwork for their sophomore album Lay My Soul to Waste, due out May 21 in North America on Steamhammer/SPV. Once again the artwork was commissioned by Sam Shearon, who is also responsible for artwork on the band’s first release And Hell Will Follow Me

On the surface, A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH are impressive. But you’ll want to dig deeper and immerse yourself in all the sonic and lyrical layers, because the band isn’t afraid to plume the depths of darkness that humanity is capable of. It’s murky stuff, but someone has to do it.

Sal Abruscato and Matt Brown followed 2011’s incredible introduction And Hell Will Follow Me with Lay My Soul to Waste, which keeps the band’s patented signature formula of slow, deliberate sludge and head-down doom intact and as flawlessly executed as ever.
Think Alice in Chains, only harder, angrier and with a more perverse view of the world, as if they were reared in a row house in Bensonhurst, as opposed to the rainy landscape of Seattle, all the while feasting on a steady diet of Black Sabbath records.

Abruscato is open about the fantasy that dominates his lyrical point of view. He admits that all songs “have a line to reality…things that could and do happen everyday.” But like any skilled storyteller, Abruscato likes pushing buttons. His lyrics are no different than the narratives of the horror movie playing at your local multiplex. It’s largely fiction, with some nuggets or kernels of truth embedded within.

Musically, the record matches that pallor and “will hit you in the gut.” There are more harmonies this time out, and the piano is a bit more front and center, while guitarist Eddie Heedles contributed some leads. But for the most part, the formula remained largely untouched.

“If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,'” Abruscato says, matter-of-factly.

“We wanted to display the advancements, musically and artistically, and retain the core element.”

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH arrived with And Hell Will Follow Me. They have firmly implanted their roots in the metal scene with Lay My Soul to Waste. It’s a metal album that headbangers who enjoy a walk on the darker side of life will end up revering and responding to.

Tracklisting:
1) Lay My Soul to Waste
2) Shallow Grave
3) The Needle in You
4) In the Sleeping Death
5) Killer by Night
6) Growing Old
7) Dead of Winter
8) Devil Came With a Smile
9) Day of the Storm
10) DMSLT
11) Cold Dark Mourning

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BEYOND THE SHORE Post Track-By-Track Behind The Scenes Video

BEYOND THE SHORE posted a video that contains previews of each track from their new album, Ghostwatcher. In addition to the track samples, fans can read the concepts behind each song, written by vocalist Andrew Loucks.

Ghostwatcher in stores April 2; BEYOND THE SHORE on tour now

Loucks describes the concept behind the album title: “Ghostwatcher refers to the view you have on your dreams. While asleep, dreaming is usually a hazy memory at best. Few can actually go into detail with their dreams and dealing with the lucidity of them is another topic entirely! But the ‘ghostwatcher’ is your point of view on your dreams. As you may recall, when you see yourself in a dream, it’s always from another perspective, or ‘ghostwatcher’ as I call it. The album art shows a ghostwatcher and also the triangle with an eye in the middle refers to the state on unrest most of our world is in, not only in our dreams but also the differing forms of reality.”

To read Loucks’s descriptions for each track, check out the post HERE.

BEYOND THE SHORE’s most recent single, Glass House, made its debut last week – listen  HERE. Request Glass House, Homewrecker, Half Lived or any song from Ghostwatcher on The Welding Room now! 

Ghostwatcher was recorded in Lowell, NC at Newland Records. The album was produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Kevin Newland. Ghostwatcher will be released on April 2, 2013 through Metal Blade Records. The first single, Half Lived, as well as the music video for Homewrecker, are both streaming now at metalblade.com/beyondtheshore.

BEYOND THE SHORE:
Andrew Loucks – Vocals
Chris “The Lieutenant” Stinnett – Drums
Zach Hunter – Guitar
Jared Loucks – Guitar
Eli Masharbash – Bass

BEYOND THE SHORE
w/ Shai Hulud, Thy Will Be Done, Altars
03/23 York, PA New Grounds
03/24 Fredericksburg, VA GMT Studio
03/25 Fayetteville, NC Drunken Horse Pub
03/26 Charleston, SC Skatepark Of Charleston
03/27 Douglasville, GA The 7 Venue
03/28 Orlando, FL The Bombshell Tavern
03/29 Pembroke Pines, FL The Talent Farm
03/30 Ocala, FL Ghostrider Saloon
03/31 Tallahassee, FL Handlebar
04/01 Decatur, AL Excalibur Vintage & Vinyl
04/02 Nashville, TN The Owl Farm
04/03 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
04/04 Evansville, IN The Hatch
04/05 Toledo, OH Frankies
04/06 Rochester, NY Flying Squirrel
04/07 Long Island, NY Mix Tapes Fest
w/ Sylar
04/17 Richmond, VA Kingdom w/ Gideon, Thick As Blood
04/19 Middletown, NY Sounds Asylum
04/20 Albany, NY Bogies w/ Affiance
04/21 Worcester, MA New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
04/22 Danbury, CT Heirloom Art Theatre
04/24 Trenton, NJ The Champions
w/ Veil Of Maya, The Contortionist, Glass Cloud
04/28 London, ON Rum Runners
04/29 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s
04/30 Quebec City, QC Dagobert
05/02 St. Catharines, ON Coco Cabana

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FLOOR Signs To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of the widely-respected underground rock band FLOOR.

FLOOR (Steve Brooks – Guitar, Vocals, Anthony Vialon – Bass, Henry Wilson – drums) recently reunited on the heels of their career retrospective Below and Beyond box set, and are preparing to enter the studio to record a new full-length album.

FLOOR was originally formed by Brooks and Vialon in 1992, and issued singles on respected underground punks labels like No Idea, Bovine, Rhetoric and more. The band released their wildly influential self-titled full-length album in 2002, before splitting. Brooks went on to form another critically-acclaimed band: TORCHE, while Wilson formed DOVE.

Additionally, the reactivated band will hit the road for short run of dates before they enter the studio. The run will begin on May 27 in Charlotte, NC and conclude on April 10 in Birmingham, AL. Support on all dates comes from Joe Preston’s THRONES. A full list of dates can be found below and on the TOUR DATES page.

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Mar 27 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
Mar 28 Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
Mar 29 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
Mar 30 Providence, RI – AS220
Mar 31 Allston, MA – Great Scott
Apr 1 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
Apr 3 Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
Apr 4 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
Apr 5 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
Apr 6 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
Apr 7 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Apr 8 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Apr 10 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Cafe

 

TÝR Kick-Off PAGANFEST USA Tour on Saturday

TÝR, hailing from the Faroe Islands, will be returning to North America. This time, they will be performing as part of Paganfest 2013 with Ensiferum, Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Helsott. The tour begins on Saturday, March 30 in Denver, CO, and wraps up on April 21 in New York, NY at the Gramercy Theater. Tickets are on sale now, and the list of dates can be found below, on the TOUR DATES page, as well as at facebook.com/tyrband. For a preview of what TÝR’s dynamic live is like, check out their video for Flames of the Free on their official youtube channel HERE.

Following Paganfest, TÝR will begin recording their seventh full-length album. The title and art are considered works in progress, but vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen divulged that the album “is about women. Earthly women, valkyries and goddesses. It touches on subjects from nordic mythology such as the quest for fame, death in battle and valhalla.”

Some of the song titles thus far include: Mare Of My Night and Come My Valkyrie. TÝR also confirmed that they will collaborate with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary) for the fifth consecutive album. Hansen produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered the band’s previous four albums: The Lay of Thrym, By the Light of the Northern Star, Land,and Ragnarock.

The unique approach of TÝR’s music, melting traditional Nordic songs and dances with Celtic influences, doom, heavy, and progressive metal has found fans around the globe. Hail to The Hammer has become the hymn to the new generation of folk, pagan, and Viking metal fans.

TÝR
Paganfest 2013 w/ Ensiferum, Heidevolk, Trollfest, Helsott
03/30 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
04/01 Tempe, AZ 910 Live
04/02 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
04/03 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
04/04 Sparks, NV The Alley
04/05 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
04/06 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
04/07 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
04/09 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
04/10 Regina, SK The Exchange
04/11 Winnipeg, MB Osbourne Village Inn
04/12 Saint Paul, MN Station 4
04/13 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
04/14 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa
04/15 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
04/16 West Chester, PA The Note
04/17 Toronto, ON Opera House
04/18 Montreal, QC Metropolis
04/19 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance Theater
04/20 Worcester, MA The Palladium – New England Metal and Hardcore Festival
04/21 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

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WHITECHAPEL Announce More European Summer Dates

WHITECHAPEL’s debut full-length album, The Somatic Defilement, is the album that firmly planted the band on an upward trajectory and carried them to the upper echelons of modern death metal. The band has taken The Somatic Defilement and placed it in the capable hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete re-mix and re-master. The results are staggering and give The Somatic Defilementa modern luster up to the standards of the band’s most recent recordings. Fans can listen and pre-order now at metalblade.com/whitechapel. The album will be released April 12/15.

The Somatic Defilement, originally released in 2007, is a concept album about Jack the Ripper‘s infamous murders of prostitutes in East London‘s WHITECHAPEL district. This 2013 re-release sees the band tasking producer Mark Lewis to painstakingly bring the six year old recording to today’s standard.

The band’s latest effort, the self-titled album that dropped on June 19, 2012 in North America, debuted at #47 on the Top 200 Chart, #10 on the Top Independent Albums Chart, #3 on the Hard Music Albums Chart (Current), #2 on the Hard Music Albums Chart (Core Stores) and #64 on the Top Digital Album Chart.

Whitechapel was one of the most well received albums of 2012, with critical acclaim from some of the most respected music outlets including The New York Times, Alternative Press, Metal Hammer. The album also claimed bragging rights as the iTunes UK Metal Album of the Year for 2012!

WHITECHAPEL’s video for their song I, Dementia can be viewed HERE. The video was shot by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye as part of the Scion AV Project.

WHITECHAPEL announced more European dates for the summer (see TOUR DATES page) with more dates to be announced soon. Spread the word!

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ANTROPOMORPHIA Add Second Guitar Player

 

Controversial necromantic Death Metallers ANTROPOMORPHIA added a second guitar player to their ranks.

Comments the band: “After an extended journey through the mazes of darkness a new fire has been lit to illuminate our ritual masses. We are proud to announce that we’ve welcomed a new member to our nekromantian horde : J. (full name Jos van den Brand) is an experienced guitar player who we know for many years and played in several prestigious Dutch (death) metal acts since the early ’90’s. With J in our presence the preparations have begun to open the portals and to set ablaze every stage that comes on our path/journey.”
Ave Luciferi

In other news, ANTROPOMORPHIA reacted to a letter their label Metal Blade Records received from the German BPJM (Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons) that included an indexing request for the band’s latest album Evangelivm Nekromantia. The letter claims the cover artwork of the album as well as the song Fleisch illustrate and address killings and violence in an autotelic way. Furthermore, they don’t seem to be too happy about the album title. A newspiece in German can be found HERE, a newspiece in Dutch HERE.

Comments the band: “We’ve made certain people nervous and uncomfortable with our music and lyrical content. In order to ‘protect’ the children, it’s quite possible Evangelivm Nekromantia will be banned and removed from German stores. Through their ridiculous and hypocrite way of thinking they are not letting people use their own intelligence or freedom of choice, this in an era where you turn on the news and see the world’s vile and repulsive excrements in full HD. These people are nothing more than a bunch of pitiful sheep! They might think this ban will be castigation but it will only strengthen us in our opposition towards these sad shallow people that crowd the world with their insignificant lives. To us, it’s the perfect representation of people without perception other than a retarded opinion about an artistic expression.”

ANTROPOMORPHIA just finished another video shooting, this time around for the song Debauchery In Putrefaction.

Fans can still watch the video for Psuchagogia now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUbQ1QYnF04

Get your copy of Evangelivm Nekromantia while you can and listen to music at http://www.metalblade.com/antropomorphia.

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THE OCEAN Unveil Another New Track

 

THE OCEAN unveiled Hadopelagic II: Let Them Believe, from their forthcoming new studio recording, Pelagial.

A progressive audio voyage written, recorded, and to-be-performed-live as one single 53-minute piece of music, Pelagial was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Orebro, Sweden, and firmly stands as THE OCEAN’s deepest, most challenging entry to their winding catalog of sound exploration. Pelagial will be released as a double CD, which includes both vocal and instrumental versions of the album, on April 26/29 (Europe) and April 30 (North America/world) through Metal Blade Records.

“My original plan was to write a stepless musical progression, like a continuous color blending from white to black,” relates guitarist Robin Staps, “but I soon realized that it could not be that linear. It needed to stay interesting after all, and this is something that is usually best achieved by employing unforeseeable elements. In the end, any good idea must be put into perspective by its musical impact.” And so the listener will experience swirls and vertical currents while listening to the album; short, unexpected faster passages in between, sudden tempo changes that will make them feel like they’re rising again for a short bit – but the general direction remains very clear: ‘You can feel from the beginning, it’s going down. Deeper and deeper.”

Submerse yourself in ninth movement Hadopelagic II: Let Them Believe here.

Additionally, pre-orders are currently available for a very special acrylic box set edition of Pelagial, released through Pelagic Records. These heavy acrylic boxes are still available in CD format (the vinyl edition is now sold out) and contain the CD digipak as well as an extra DVD with the Pelagialmovie by Craig Murray, all of which will be “buried” underneath five thick acrylic layers, colored in different hues of blue, each layer reflecting one of the five pelagial depth zones. The layers will be silk-screen printed with additional artwork by Martin Kvamme. Claim your copy now at: http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial.

And for those who missed it, fourth track – Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish in Dreams – is currently streaming at the band’s Official Metal Blade Page where you’ll also find studio footage and pre-order info.

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