THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Release Performanc​e Demo Video

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER are currently touring as part of the Van’s Warped Tour 2013. At the Ventura, CA stop of the tour, Brian Eschbach, Ryan Knight, Max Lavelle, and Alan Cassidy, recorded their parts for Into the Everblack from the band’s new album, Everblack. The performance is streaming now at metalblade.com/bdm. Videos for each individual performance are posted at youtube.com/blackdahliamurdertv.

 Audio Hammer producer Mark Lewis comments specifically on Knight’s leads on Everblack:

“Ryan Knight’s leads on Everblack are nothing short of phenomenal. I grew up listening to the best in the era of shred, and I can honestly say these solos rank up there with the best, and beyond. They are not just technical solos in the athletic, ‘look how fast I can play’ sense, there is truly amazing harmonic content going in these leads. Any educated player will realize that the chord changes he is playing over are far more complex than anything you typically find in metal. Mix all that with absolutely world class tone and vibrato, and you really have an amazing piece of work. It does not get better than this.”

Watch THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s new music video for Goat of Departure HERE. The video was directed by Ben Mayer and filmed in the band’s hometown of Detroit, MI last month. In typical TBDM fashion, it is over-the-top and even features the return of a classic TBDM character, and a real, live goat.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER w/ Vans Warped Tour

07/03 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center

07/05 Toronto, ON The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

07/06 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

07/07 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

07/09 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach

07/10 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion

07/11 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

07/12 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

07/13 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

07/14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre

07/16 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion

07/17 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion

07/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

07/19 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills

07/20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

07/21 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park

07/23 Kansas City, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

07/24 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

07/25 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood

07/26 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park

07/27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

07/28 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds

07/29 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

07/30 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

07/31 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre

08/02 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

08/03 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

08/04 Houston, TX Reliant Center Parking Lot
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HUNTRESS New Album Available Now

HUNTRESS generated a massive amount of buzz since the release of their debut album Spell Eater in 2012. The follow up to last year’s kill, Starbound Beast, is available now via Napalm Records. Purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

The band recently completed work on a video for their song Zenith.  Watch the video teaser HERE. The clip was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE’s Fertile Green was named best video of 2012 by Revolver.

In support of the release of Starbound Beast HUNTRESS are taking part in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. In addition to performing everyday, vocalist Jill Janus is hosting the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition. Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom Jägermeister guitar from Schecter and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics.

Starbound Beast was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front). Artwork was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

 

HUNTRESS spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.

Lineup:

Vocals: Jill Janus

Guitars: Blake Meahl

Guitars: Anthony Crocamo

Bass: Ian Alden

Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:

7/3 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

7/5 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

7/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

7/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

7/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

7/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront

7/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

7/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

7/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

7/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

7/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

7/31 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State

8/2 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre

8/3 The Woodlands, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

Additional dates:

7/9 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross)

7/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (w/Battlecross)

7/29 Louisville, KY – Expo Five (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth)

8/5 Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room (w/Butcher Babies, Batltlecross)

8/7 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (w/Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)

8/8 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/9 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/10 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar

8/11 Montreal, QC – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau (w/ Heavy MTL)

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GOG Premiere New Video

Phoenix, Arizona‘s GOG will release Ironworks on September 3 in North America (August 30, rest of world) on CD and digitally via Season of Mist. The noise/experimental project premiered a music video from their forthcoming record, Ironworks. The video track, titled 1870-1906 is now streaming via Cvlt Nation.

The album, an ode to the death of the American dream, was recorded in a late 19th century/20th century blacksmith shop. Pre-order Ironworks through the Season of Mist E-Shop. Ironworks was originally only released as an LP.

Tracklisting:

1. 1870-1906

2. Tasks Which Destroy Body And Soul

3. God Says To Love You In Chains

4. A Promised Eternity Fulfilled With Cancer

5. Into Her, She Carved The Word Empty

6. I Draw My Strength From You

Masterminded by Michael Bjella, GOG toiled in the underground noise community for a decade, releasing records that have been widely respected and regarded as essential in experimental/noise/soundscape circles.

On the band, Michael Bjella states:

“I started GOG to explore the darker sides of thought and life. I want to create things without restriction and form that can transport people and possibly make them confront their own fears. Things that are truly dark but have contrast. To borrow a line from one of my favorite artists, in case there might be harmony, then it is the harmony of accident, of chaos. I’m not trying to make harmony.”

For more info visit: Season of Mist website, and the official GOG Facebook page

“At its darkest, Gog is an imposing glorification of nothing. At its brightest, Gog is our saviour. A swirling vortex of white and black, virtue and nihil, that finds equilibrium in entrancing drone” – LURKERS PATH

ABYSMAL DAWN Premiere New Video

ABYSMAL DAWN unveiled their brand new video for the track In Service of Time. The video can be viewed HERE.

The track is taken from their 2011 album, Leveling the Plane of Existence, and is an awesome slab of technical death metal with the video set against a backdrop of a bleak and oppressed cityscape.

On the creation of the dark and sinister new video, vocalist Charles Elliott comments:

“Well, it’s finally done! After a little over a year in the making, we’re proud to present the music video for In Service of Time. It was directed and edited by Robert Mestas, who won a contest a while back for making a video clip for our song My Own Savior. He did such a great job with that track, that we decided to give him a shot at making a full-fledged epic video for us. Being a self-financed production though, I think at some point we all realized we’d bitten off a bit more than we could chew.  Several favors we’re called in and many plans would fall apart, causing the video to be delayed for a very long time. We have to say though, the end result did turn out pretty amazing. It’s a very dark dystopian piece, which you’d expect from us, with a nod to the classic silent German film Metropolis. We would like to thank everyone that worked hard on this to make it come out as cool as it did. Enjoy!”

Leveling the Plane of Existence, described by Blabbermouth as “an ass-kicking death metal beast” is out now via Relapse Records. Purchase the album, along with other ABYSMAL DAWN merchandise, from the Relapse Records webstore.

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Ex-DEMON HUNTER Guitarist Releases New Album, Video

Adrenaline PRDAMIEN DEADSON is the moniker, and brain-child of Ryan Helm. Once best known as the rhythm guitarist for the band Demon Hunter, Helm has taken on the title singer and songwriter, and does so with force. The band’s new album, Crown Me, Destroyer was released in May 2013 via Infamous Empire Records is now available on iTunes. Plus, a new music video for the track 15 Years of Hate is available via YouTube. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/2-tqpcRRHe4.

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DAMIEN DEADSON: Brain-Child of Ex-Demon Hunter Guitarist Ryan Helm

DAMIEN DEADSON has enough energy to power a small fleet of Panzer tanks. It’s a fuel that burns full-throttle, ignited by the heat of their lyrics and the power and passion of their music and performance. Hailing from Winston-Salem, NC, DAMIEN DEADSON fuses progressive metal with powerful groove oriented riffs. These songs are dark, rich, and hauntingly honest. Along with a virtuosic blend of crushing guitars, syncopated drums and raw emotional vocal honesty, DAMIEN DEADSON has a firm grasp on the power in mood setting in his playing and the honesty in his vocals.

For more information on DAMIEN DEADSON, visit https://www.facebook.com/damiendeadson or http://www.myspace.com/damiendeadson

BLACK TUSK Premiere New Song

As the release date of the Tend No Wounds EP draws closer, BLACK TUSK premiered another new track. Crave Online is hosting an exclusive premiere of the song Internal, External. Get a first listen to the track HERE.

BLACK TUSK also announced a handful of regional tour dates for this summer starting July 24 in Augusta, GA through July 27 in Memphis, TN.

Furthermore, they will return to Europe this autumn to tour on the back of their brand new EP Tend No Wounds. The trio from Savannah, Georgia will be supported on all dates by Fight Amp.

Additionally, Brutal Panda Records repressed the long out-of-print BLACK TUSK/Fight Amp split 7″, featuring artwork by Baroness frontman John Baizley, specifically for the tour. The split is also available for order here. http://brutalpandarecords.com/shop/black-tusk-fight-amp-split-7-vinyl/

Tend No Wounds is a six track EP that takes you on a twenty minute ride of raging Southern rock and pure adrenaline, providing the perfect stop-gap between their last album  – Set The Dial – and their next. The EP was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina. Tend No Wounds will be available in CD, Vinyl and digital formats and can be pre-ordered from the Relapse Records Store HERE.

Tend No Wounds Available July 23 on Relapse Records

Tracklisting:

1. A Cold Embrace

2. Enemy of Reason

3. The Weak and the Wise

4. Internal/Eternal

5. Truth Untold

6. In Days of Woe

 

North American Dates:

July 24                        Augusta, GA                           Sky City

July 25                        Chattanooga, TN                    JJ’s Bohemia

July 26                        Louisville, KY                         Diamond Pub

July 27                        Memphis, TN                        New Daisy Theater

European tour dates:

13.09.13 Germany Frankfurt @ 11er

14.09.13 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix

16.09.13 France Toulouse @ Le Saint des Seins

17.09.13 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 3

18.09.13 Spain Madrid @ La Boite

19.09.13 Portugal Porto @ Armazém do Chá

20.09.13 Spain Bilbao @ Azkena

21.09.13 France Montpellier @ Secret Place

22.09.13 Italy Milano @ Lo Fi Club

23.09.13 Germany München @ Feierwerk

24.09.13 Switzerland Geneve @ l’usine

25.09.13 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo Werk 21

26.09.13 Austria Wien @ Arena

27.09.13 Poland Wroclaw @ Obserwatorium

28.09.13 Poland Bydgoszcz @  Estrada stagebar

29.09.13 Czech Rep Prague @ 007

30.09.13 Germany Berlin @ Cassiopeia

01.10.13 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang

02.10.13 Norway Stavanger @ Checkpoint Charlie

03.10.13 Norway Oslo @ Revolver

04.10.13 Sweden Linköping @ Lorient

06.10.13 Holland Hengelo @ Metropool KZ

07.10.13 UK London @ Barfly

08.10.13 UK Southampton @ The Cellar

09.10.13 UK Manchester @ Alter Ego

10.10.13 UK Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks

11.10.13 UK Bath @ Green Park Tavern

12.10.13 Germany Essen @ Cafe Nova

To keep up to date with all things BLACK TUSK please visit:

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DARKANE New Album Available Now

Along with the release of the acclaimed The Sinister Supremacy, Swedish melo-death thrashers DARKANE revealed another behind-the-scenes look at the album’s recording process, this time featuring the tracking of the guitars which you can watch below.

In case you missed it, you can also view the first studio video featuring drummer Peter Wildoer (Arch Enemy, James LaBrie, Pestilence) HERE.

Watch the VideoDescribed as a “high-octane hybrid between melodic death metal and thrash metal with a slightly progressive undercurrent” (Ghostcult), The Sinister Supremacy is available in select retail stores now, as well as digitally via iTunes HERE, along with two bonus tracks. The album was recorded with longtime friend Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Behemoth), and not only showcases the first new music heard from the Swedish quintet in over five years, but also features the return of acclaimed vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, who was last heard on their 1999 debut Rusted Angel. The album’s artwork (featured above) was designed by Carlos Olmberg to represent a Rorschach test as seen by an individual who has completely succumbed to the sinister supremacy.

Digital version of The Sinister Supremacy contains two bonus tracks

Track Listing: 
1. Sounds of Pre-Exsistence
2. The Sinister Supremacy
3. Mechanically Divine
4. Ostracized
5. The Decline
6. Insurrection is Imminent
7. In the Absence of Pain
8. Humanity Defined
9. Hate Repentance State
10. Collapse of Illusions
11. By Darkness Designed
12. Existence is Just a State of Mind
Digital Bonus Tracks
13. I, Author of Despair
14. Malicious Strain

For more information on the band, please visit http://www.darkane.com

DECREPIT BIRTH Snag THE KENNEDY VEIL Drummist For Tour

Drummer Gabe Seeber of Sacramento‘s fast rising death metal juggernaut, The Kennedy Veil, will be filling in for tech death heavy hitters, Decrepit Birth for their entire Hell In July tour run with Six Feet Under and Cannabis Corpse. With The Kennedy Veil being midway through recording their debut full length and only bass and vocal tracking remaining, Gabe had the time and availability to hit the road while the rest of the band returns to the studio to wrap up the recording process for Trinity of Falsehood.

Decrepit Birth stated via their Facebook page:

“We are pleased to announce that drummer Gabe Seeber (THE KENNEDY VEIL) will be filling in for us during our upcoming tour and and headline festival this July! Due to having such a short amount of time to learn our material, our set at the Homeless One festival will be a bit shorter than expected, but we still promise give you all our absolute best!!! A HUGE thank you to Gabe for busting his ass to keep us going with such short notice!!!”Gabe TKV1

Recording sessions for Trinity of Falsehood officially got underway in June with Gabe traveling out to NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA to lay down drum tracks with producer/engineer Nick Botelho. Multi-camera video footage was captured, and studio video updates will eventually make their way online, once the band wraps up recording sessions later this month. The rough mix of the song Disciples of Dead Aeons, which is being re-recorded for the album, can be heard here.

Trinity of Falsehood is tentatively set to see a release in late 2013 via Unique Leader Records.

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LORD DYING Streaming New Album

LORD DYING come from Portland, Oregon, a place over abundant with purveyors of the heavy riff.  A region where the inhabitants are plagued with nerve and joint damage due to lack of sunlight. In a time where everyone is trying to out-sludge or out-doom each other LORD DYING gives something less than a fuck. They are a metal band with members of Black Elk , Portals, Le Force, and Cremains, who in their short, one year’s time as a band have shared the stage with Red Fang, Down, Unsane, Yob, Valient Thorr, Ghost and many others.

LORD DYING’s debut Summon the Faithless is set for release July 9 via Relapse Records.  The album will be available in CD, LP and digital formats, and is available for pre-order HERE.

The band is giving fans a chance to hear Summon the Faithless in its entirety a week before it is released.  Crave Online, is hosting an exclusive stream of the album HERE.

A lyric video for the track Summoning the Faithless can be streamed HERE.

In addition to the band’s Album Release Show on July 9 in Portland, OR at the White Owl Social Club, and headlining North American tour dates, LORD DYING also announced a summer tour with Howl. The band also confirmed a festival appearance at Phil Anselmo’s inaugural Housecore Horror Film Fest alongside Pig Destroyer, Down, Repulsion and many others!  All dates found below.

After releasing a self-titled EP in 7″ form, the dudes kicked it up a notch, heading out on national tours with Witch Mountain followed by a long trek with label-mates Red Fang and Black Tusk. Fast forward to 2013 and LORD DYING are poised to be the new heavyweight champions of metal.  Smashing the riffs of High On Fire into the groove of Kylesa, LORD DYING delivered one of the most impressive metal debuts in a long, long time. A young band that matured well beyond their years into a fully developed titanic heavy metal machine, LORD DYING’s new album is poised to be one of the best debuts of 2013.

Tracklisting:

1)    In a Frightened State of Gnawed Dismemberment

2)    Summoning the Faithless

3)    Greed is Your Horse

4)    Descend Into External

5)    Dreams of Mercy

6)    Perverse Osmosis

7)    Water Under a Burning Bridge

8)    What is Not…is

Tour Dates:

July 09            Portland, OR               Owl Social Club w/ Norska (Album Release Show)

July 12            Meridian, ID               New Frontier Club

July 13            Salt Lake City, UT     Burt’s Tiki Lounge

July 14            Denver, CO                 3 Kings Tavern

July 16            Rock Island, IL           RIBCO

July 17            St Louis, MO              Fubar w/ Blackburner and Mystic Monsters Tickets

July 18            Chicago IL                   The Empty Bottle w Knyfs and Nude Intruder

July 19            Pittsburgh, PA            31st St Pub

***All dates July 20 – Aug 17 with Howl***

July 20            Providence, RI            AS220 w/ Hivesmasher, White Widows

July 21            Florence, MA             JJ’s Tavern w/Vaporizer, Vattnet Viskar

July 22            Burlington, VT           Nectar’s w/S’iva, Last World

July 23            Montreal, QC             Il Motore

July 24            Toronto, ON               Rancho Relaxo w/Pyres

July 25            Rochester, NY            Bug Jar w/Order of the Dead

July 26            Philadelphia, PA         Kung Fu Necktie

July 27            Brooklyn, NY             Coco 66

July 29            Richmond, VA            Strange Matter w/Bearstorm, Dirt Merchant

July 30            Columbia, SC              New Brookland Tavern w/Abacus, Moon Tooth

July 31            Savannah, GA             The Jinx

Aug 01            Orlando, FL                Will’s Pub w/Ken Mode, Inter Arma

Aug 02            St Petersburg, FL        FUBAR w/Deadlift

Aug 03            Atlanta, GA                The Basement

Aug 04            Memphis, TN             Hi-Tone

Aug 06            New Orleans, LA       Siberia

Aug 07            Houston, TX               Mangos

Aug 08            Dallas, TX                  Doublewide

Aug 09            Austin, TX                  Mohawk indoors (Melvins after party)

Aug 10            Lubbock, TX              Jake’s Sports Café

Aug 12            Albuquerque, NM      Launch Pad w/Hanta, Rezin Tree

Aug 13            Phoenix, AZ                Rogue w/Godhunter, Cave Dweller

Aug 14            Los Angeles, CA         5 Star Bar

Aug 15            San Francisco, CA      Thee Parkside

Aug 16            Sacramento, CA          TBA w/Black Mackerel, Cura Cochino

Aug 17            Portland, OR               Mississippi Studios  w/Sons of Huns

Oct 25- 27       Austin, TX          Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo’s East w/ Repulsion, Pig Destroyer, Down, Pallbearer

Summon The Faithless shows to the world how actual heavy Doom Metal should be played – Metal Temple 

Lord Dying have evidently found the perfect mixture of instrumentals and vocals that showcase many different sounds, including clear elements of doom metal, which are infectious and catchy – Kill Your Stereo

Loaded with bone-grinding riffage and powerful vocals this release is perfect for those wanting to get their stoner groove on – Ghost Cult

Savage, crunching, galloping guitars and unforgiving powerhouse drumming underlay a hellish sludge-fest of an upcoming debut record – Pittsburgh Music Magazine

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