CANNIBAL CORPSE Live Flexi Disc in Decibel

The June issue of Decibel Magazine features an EXCLUSIVE live Cannibal Corpse flexi disc, featuring a live version of Make Them Suffer. Subscribers have already received their copy in the mail, but if you’re not a subscriber, limited quantities of the issue can be purchased atstore.decibelmagazine.com. Additionally, fans can stream Make Them Suffer via soundcloud.com HERE.


After a bloody successful maiden voyage in 2012, Decibel is doubling down on veteran star power for their second annual national tour. This spring, the plague spreads as Decibel brings you three living legends of death metal and grindcore: the preeminent gore institution Cannibal Corpse; rabble-rousing U.K. grind icons Napalm Death, and NYDM stalwarts Immolation.

Cannibal Corpse released a box set to commemorate their 25th anniversary: Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal. The box contains: all 12 full length studio albums in a 12 CD foldout case with new artwork, Torturing and Eviscerating LIVE on CD and LP Picture Disc recorded in Tampa, FL 2010/Milwaukee, WI 2012, PLUS: NEW EXCLUSIVE images by VINCE LOCKE, 12″ X 12″ graphic prints of all 13 original album covers, and a 2013 Cannibal Corpse Calendar. Limited quantities of the box set are still available at indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords.

“We’re psyched to be headlining this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour along with Immolation and Napalm Death,” says Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster.

“This is a lineup of bands that have been a consistent part of the death/grind scene for decades, and we’re proud to be a part of it. It will be a legendary night for extreme music.”

“Do you remember the Blue Grape Merchandise catalog?” asks Decibel Editor in Chief Albert Mudrian.

“How about the Hard N’ Heavy Grindcore Video Special? Or purchasing CDs in longboxes? Then this year’s Decibel Magazine Tour was aseembled for you. See you on the campaign trail for musical destruction.”

Tickets for the tour are available now at http://www.decibelmagazinetickets.com

http://www.cannibalcorpse.net
http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse
http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse
http://www.youtube.com/cannibalcorpse

 

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WARDRUNA Announce Appearance in Norway

Norwegian viking neo-folk group WARDRUNA announced they will return to Oslo, Norway for an appearance at Riksscenen on Friday, October 18.

Multi-intrumentalist Kvitrafn commented,

“It’s been a long time since Wardruna performed in Oslo, so we are very excited to be presenting the songs from our new album Yggdrasil for our fans in Oslo!”

The band, additionally featuring vocalists Gaahl (ex-Gorgoroth, God Seed) and Linda Fay Hella, will also be seen making their debut live performances in the US and the UK; appearing at the Stella Natura Festival in California’s Tahoe National Forest in September and at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London later in October.


Yggdrasil is the second release in the band’s “Runaljod” trilogy, which interprets the runes of the elder futhark. Much like the first album in the series, gap var Ginnunga, the recording took place at locations relevant to the different runes using outdoor locations along with old and historical instruments such as deer-hide frame drums, mouth harp, clove and hoof rattles from deer and goats, bone flutes, goat and cow horns, Hardanger fiddle and bowed lyres. 

Yggdrasil, which has been praised for it’s “gut-wrenchingly authentic riffage,” (Alibi) is currently available digitally on iTunes or in jewel-case cd format from the Prosthetic webstore! A limited edition bundle pack featuring the album along with a custom designed bronze necklace and a 32-page digibook containing extra artwork, translated lyrics, and further reading on the Runes concept is also available for pre-order HERE.

Experience WARDRUNA’s captivating live show here:
9/20-22   Nevada City, CA – Stella Natura Festival @ Shinnyboo Creek Resort
10/18      Oslo,NO – Riksscenen
10/24       London, UK – Queen Elizabeth Hall
10/25       Tilburg, NL – 013

For more information on the band, please visit:
Wardruna.com

 

THE OCEAN Reveal First Week Chart Numbers

Pelagial, the new maritime-themed studio offering from progressive metal revolutionists THE OCEAN entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #10 upon its first week of release! In addition, Pelagial landed at #55 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #26 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Chart and #39 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Chart. In Canada, the record ranked in at #23 on the Hard Music Chart and #194 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart. Elsewhere, Pelagial hit #72 on the German Media Market Chart and #68 on the German Media Control Control Top 100 Chart.

Their deepest and most accomplished work to date, Pelagial is a 53-minute exploratory composition written, recorded, mixed and intended to-be-performed-live as one single piece of music. Centered around all five pelagic depth zones — epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyalpelagic, abyssopelagic, and hadopelagic – Pelagial quite literally submerges its listeners into an aquatic journey that is at once tranquil and terrifying. Pelagial begins rather light and progressively gets heavier and slows as the band reaches the unfathomable depths of the hadopelagic zone, characterized by complete darkness and a thousandfold increased pressure as compared to surface level.

Said Decibel Magazine in a recent review of the massive undertaking: “Where the band was once steeped in sludgy noise/metalcore with orchestral interludes, they’ve become more luxurious, experimental and textural. Pelagial… further continues that shift, working on multi-tiered levels and drawing from DEP-inspired chaos, Opeth-like moods and Between The Buried And Me genre fiddling. It’s an album that strives to be all things at once without crossing into a ‘look-at-me’ mess.”

Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebrö, Sweden, Pelagial is available now as a double CD, which includes a vocal and an instrumental version of the album.

Check out the special clip video of the record currently posted at Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION as well as a full stream of the instrumental version, courtesy of Spin Magazine, HERE. Order your copy of Pelagial at: http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial.

THE OCEAN will return to North America as part of the seventh annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World. The band will appear alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon and more. See dates below.

THE OCEAN
w/ Mastodon
5/31/2013 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE
6/02/2013 Atelier – Luxembourg, LU
6/01/2013 Garage / Kleiner Club – Saarbrücken, DE *no Mastodon
6/05/2013 Lido – Berlin, DE
6/06/2013 Beatpol – Dresden, DE

THE OCEAN
The Summer Slaughter Tour
7/19/2013 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
7/20/2013 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
7/21/2013 The Observatory / Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
7/24/2013 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
7/26/2013 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
7/27/2013 House of Blues – Houston, TX
7/29/2013 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
7/30/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/31/2013 Old City Courtyard – Knoxville, TN
8/01/2013 House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
8/02/2013 The Filmore Silver Springs – Silver Springs, MD
8/03/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/04/2013 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
8/07/2013 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
8/08/2013 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
8/09/2013 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
8/10/2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/11/2013 The Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
8/12/2013 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
8/13/2013 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/14/2013 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
8/16/2013 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

“The sixth album from German post-metal doombringers THE OCEAN is huge… In the course of the record, tender piano interludes get stomped on by Mastodon-shaped footprints, lush strings work next to bulldozing double-kick work, and, at the end, the submarine crashes at Melvins tempos.” – Spin

“…as fantastic as it is dense. The concepts are dense. The music is dense. The two hundred and something individual tracks, all mastered together as one single piece of music, scream density like being sat on by a bull elephant.” – The Monolith

Pelagial is brilliantly written, expertly executed and filled with the kind of songwriting most bands can only dream of.” – Craveonline

Pelagial resonates so deeply because its sonic continuity is matched with shifting, unified composition. The album viscerally depicts the spectrum of submersion while highlighting the musicians’ versatility and cohesion. The band has never written more intriguing music, and THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE has never been a more apt name.” – MetalSucks

“…a journey within itself…” — Metal Insider

“…destined to be one of the year’s best releases” – Echoes And Dust

“Creating music with a real meaning cannot be taken as a hobby. Either you put everything into it and make your message known or you don’t. Their correlation between diving deeper into the ocean and diving into the inner workings of the human mind is astounding…you would be a complete fool to not pick up this true work of art.” – New Noise Magazine

Pelagial is quite possibly THE OCEAN’s most ambitious record to date — not only conceptually, but musically as well… THE OCEAN have been on the cutting edge of progressive songwriting since their inception, but Pelagial may be the record that finally puts them ahead of their peers.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“Beyond impressive. It’s godly almost; perfectionism to the point that every minute flaw forces you to question whether it’s you or the album that’s to blame. It’s an album with a layered depth rarely found in modern music that never demands your exploration of those depths in order to appreciate the music.” – Axis of Metal

http://www.theoceancollective.com/pelagial
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
http://www.metalblade.com/theocean

X-COPS Reunion Scheduled For GWAR-B-Q

Antarctic rock-gods GWAR finally announced the ticket info for this year’s GWAR-B-Q, located at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, VA. This year sees the event entering its fourth consecutive year while offering its most bone-crushing line-up yet, setting the stage for what will certainly be the most massive GWAR-B-Q in the history of the human or any other race!

There will be three levels of tickets sold and all tickets will be available ONLY on the GWAR-B-Q website.

Ticket info is as follows:

Standard $30 Ticket – All day entry
Deluxe $40 Ticket – All day entry and official GWAR-B-Q t-shirt
Premium $100 Ticket (Limited Quantity 150)- All day entry, official GWAR-B-Q t-shirt and VIP Pass for Meet & Greet signing with GWAR and possible chance to appear on stage with GWAR.

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE JUNE 6th!

Today GWAR continues in their tradition of reuniting classic bands to play at the GWAR-B-Q, with the addition of the X-Cops! That’s right, the original lineup featuring Lt. Louie Scrapinetti (Mike Derks), Cadet Billy Club (Mike Dunn), Patrolman Cobb Knobbler (Dave Brockie), Sgt. Al Depantsia (Pete Lee), Sherriff Tubb Tucker (Casey Orr), Mountain Bike Officer Biff Buff (Brad Roberts), Sgt. Zypygski (Bob Gorman), and Detective Philip McRevis (Dave Musel) are reuniting for one night only at this year’s GWAR-B-Q! This will serve as the bands first show since 1996.

GWAR-B-Q Tickets On Sale June 6. X-Cops Reunion Performance Confirmed!

X-Cops’s bass “man” Cobb Knobbler commented on the reunion of the band:
“I am excited to get the boys together for one last gig, especially since I have become a member of the Westboro Baptist Church.”

Sherriff Tubb Tucker Motherfucker of All Motherfuckers added:
“Alright you lowlife dirtbags, listen up! X-Cops have been hired on as crowd control for the 4th annual GWAR-B-Q. I’m here to tell all of you faggot punks that we will be in full force to put the beat down on any of you little shits that step out of line! That’s right! After years of deep cover, the original X-Cops team has been reassembled to make sure there’s no bullshit at this fine event. We will be on hand to confiscate all your drugs, accept donations to our policeman’s balls, and thoroughly pat down your girlfriends. So bring drugs, money, and women! As you were.”

Three more bands have been added to the GWAR-B-Q lineup. Fresh off their tour with GWAR, Wilson and Warbeast will be making their first GWAR-B-Q appearance. Metal Blade Records artist Battlecross have been confirmed as well. Rumor has it that there are still huge special guests to be announced. Stay tuned to http://www.gwarbq.com for the latest info.

Already confirmed for the GWAR-B-Q are local favorites and international thrashers Municipal Waste will provide main support to the mighty GWAR, and in turn will be supported by a plethora of devastating acts like Corrosion of Conformity, Pig Destroyer, Cannabis Corpse, Loincloth, Kung-Fu Dykes and many more. Once again Hadad’s will host not one but TWO stages which will be packed with bands all day…and finally there are rumors of a yet-to-be-announced act that will put this year’s GWAR-B-Q 2013 completely over the top!

The event is scheduled to take place Saturday August 17, 2013 at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, VA, located at 7900 Osbourne Turnpike. Doors will open at 10:00 AM and the first band will hit the stage at 11:00 AM. For more information be sure to visit: http://gwarbq.com/.

Quoth Oderus, straight from his holiday in Stalingrad, “Holy hate-balls, all these bands are playing at our GWAR-B-Q? And we have our own GWAR-B-Q sauce, that actually tastes good? And we will be premiering our new beer, Impaled Ale? I think this is more fun than the humans deserve! Now I am back to driving tanks into the river! See you there, fuckers!”

GWAR Live
6/17: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson
8/10: Montreal, QUE @ Heavy MTL
8/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest”
8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake)

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
http://www.gwar.net
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.metalblade.tv
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.myspace.com/gwarofficial
http://www.gwarjapan.net

ODERUS: http://twitter.com/therealoderus
BALSAC: https://twitter.com/BalSacJoD
GWAR OFFICIAL: https://twitter.com/GWARofficial

TWR Radio News… and old

Today at 5:00pm ET on The Welding Room:

The Great Gatsby hyped as the greatest moment in the history of forever! TV season/series finale breakdown… and what’s coming. TWR radio assigns you a task, silently watches you die, then claims innocence (also known as your government at work during the Benghazi embassy terrorist attack).
Plus, the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs update. No mention of NBA/MLB (except now) and METAL RADIO SUPREMACY.
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