Newly Designed EXODUS T-shirts Available Now

Veteran thrashers EXODUS are pleased to reveal two brand new, exclusive t-shirt designs, available now, only via their official merch store at The new designs, “Only Death Decides” and “Horned Skull”, are pictured below and each one comes with a free sticker (with mail order only).



Each shirt is priced at just $19.95 and adds to the killer merch items the band already offer, including limited edition clothing items, girls tanks, and more.

Again, make sure to check out all of the current designs at

For more information on EXODUS, please visit:


Official GWAR Beer Release with Guest Host ODERUS URUNGUS Announced

Everyone’s favorite alien overlord and lead-throat thing of GWAR, Oderus Urungus, will take a brief break from his arctic slumber to get “fucked up with the fans” for the debut of the GWAR-B-Q Beer.  The beer was created from a recipe by Rob Chalmers especially for the upcoming GWAR-B-Q (August 17 in Richmond,VA). But as a special treat for the fans, Oderus himself will be travelling (via bat-shaped helicopter, of course) to Ybor City, Florida to officially debut the brand-new, mind-altering product.

“This is another milestone on the road leading to the GWAR-B-Q, the new GWAR album, and the brand-new GWAR show we will be putting on tour this fall,” said the hardest-partying front-creature in rock.

“I am looking forward to meeting with the fans, getting incredibly wasted, and then vomiting all over them. Then we will sell that!”

The event is presented by GWAR, Cigar City Brewing, Crowbar Live and DMD. It will feature free samples of the all new GWAR B-Q Beer, as well as Brutal Burgers topped with GWAR-B-Q Sauce.

Check out the new GWAR Beer commercial HERE

“Next product? GWAR meat!” said Oderus.

Admission to the event is five dollars at the door.  The first fifty fans wearing GWAR gear or attire will be admitted free. In addition to the guzzling and the gorging, the event will also feature live music from GWAR ATTACK, (GWAR cover band), American Fix, Black Tides Roll and Doom Wolf.  The event is 18 and up.

As Oderus mentioned, this crazed event is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what is being called (by us) the “Slave-Pit Summer”.  The main event, of course, is the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q, presented by Ring-Dog Rescue and Slave Pit Inc., and backed up by the fine folks at Brown’s Distributing. This is slated to take place Saturday August 17 in Richmond, VA at Hadad’s Lake Water Park. With acts like GWAR, Municipal Waste, Corrosion of Conformity, Pig Destroyer, and the re-union of the legendary X-Cops, this years’ bill is possibly the greatest yet assembled in the blood-spattered history of GWAR’s ever-expanding festival.  Additional events include the B4-B-Q and the GWA-fter Party and you can get all the info and ticketing information at

In other GWAR news, the band is getting ready to spill the beans on many details regarding their eagerly anticipated new record and show, which will be released in early fall. This album is the first to feature new guitarist Pustulus Maximus, who travelled through space and time to lay claim to the crown left behind by departed Scumdog immortal, Flattus Maximus. More details including artwork, tracklisting and the first song from the album will be unveiled in the coming weeks. A huge fall headline tour is in the works as well; so get ready for the return of the most outrageous band in rock and roll history.

“There is much more I could say, but I have to get back to my drinking,” belched Oderus, into the ass of a drunken carrier- pigeon.

*This is the final week to win tickets to GWAR-B-Q on The Welding Room! To qualify tweet to @TheWeldingRoom #GWARBQtix NOW!

GWAR Live:

8/8: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

8/9: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

8/10: Montreal, QUE @ Heavy MTL*

8/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest”*

8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake)*

Co-Headline Tour with Hatebreed

9/11: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom

9/12: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

9/13: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest*

9/14: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls

9/15: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)*




BATTLECROSS Stream Full Album

BATTLECROSS are streaming their brand new album, War of Will at This stream will be up for a limited time only! Through noon pacific on Tuesday, July 9.

Additionally, the brand new music video for Never Coming Back was recently finished and is available on youtube now HERE.

BATTLECROSS launched a new contest at Fans who pre-order War of Will via Metal Blade, Benchmark, or IndieGoGo will get a double entry to win an ESP LTD MH-350NT from BATTLECROSS and ESP Guitars! Enter to win now HERE.

BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios by famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” says Levi.

War of Will will be in stores and on-line on July 9, 2013. The band is on tour now as part of the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Mastodon and more. For tickets and details, head to

 “another essential listen for thrash fans worldwide” – Big Cheese Magazine (UK)

07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
End Tour
08/05 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain
09/26 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
09/30 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
10/02 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
10/03 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
10/04 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder
End tour
10/12 Trois Rivieres, QC Bâtisse Industrielle w/ Hatebreed

ÆNIMUS Announce Tour, Release Album Teaser

San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit, Ænimus, will be hitting the road this August for the Transcend Reality Tour. Portland, Oregon modern metallers Sisyphean Conscience will join them on the 9 date south west trek, which runs from August 2 – August 10, kicking off at The Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, CA and coming to a close at a To Be Determined venue in Southern California.

The band unleashed a full album teaser of Transcend Reality, can be viewed at this location:

Tour Dates w/ Sisyphean Conscience:

8/02 Santa Rosa, CA – The Arlene Francis Center

8/03 Las Vegas, NV – The Cheyenne Saloon

8/04 UT/ID – TBA

8/05 Denver CO, – The Marquis

8/06 Albuquerque, NM – BlackWater

8/07 Austin, TXThe Annex

8/08 TX/AZ – TBA

8/09 Mesa, Arizona – The Underground

8/10 Southern California – TBA

Ænimus recently launched the pre-order for their debut album, Transcend Reality, at Several pre-order packages are available to choose from, and the first 100 pre-orders will include a Free Limited Edition 11×17 poster with the names of the first 100 supporters printed on the poster. Transcend Reality was recorded at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA with producer/engineer Nick Botelho (Deadly Remains, Hatchet, The Kennedy Veil). The album contains 13 tracks and features guest vocals from Eddie Hermida (All Shall Perish) on the track Heavy Lies the CrownTranscend Reality will see an official release on August 6, 2013.

Track List:

01. Asherah’s Hourglass

02. The Awakening

03. The Grasp of Ruin

04. Masterpiece

05. Descent Into Chaos

06. Black Malice Construct

07. Black Malice Alchemy

08. Thrive

09. Heavy Lies the Crown

10. Inertia

11. Convictions

12. Chimerism

13. The Final Delirium


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SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY Announce Summer Festival Dates

Award-winning folk metal pioneers SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY announced a string of summer festival dates. The Andel Award” winning band (The Czech equivalent of The Grammy) are set to appear at 6 festivals spanning five countries, including Masters of Rock (CZ), Tasovske Rockovani Open Air (CZ), Gothoom Open Air (SK), Menuo Juodaragis Festival (LT) and more. SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY will begin the trek on July 13 in Vizovice, CZ and conclude in Montigny-lès-Vesoul, FR on September 14. The band is scheduled to play select dates across the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, and France.
SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY are touring in support of their fifth full length and latest record, Návaz. Stream it here. Návaz is available in CD format here

SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY have been pioneering folk metal since their founding in 1995 in Hranice, Moravia: the eastern third of modern-day Czech Republic. There, they quickly turned heads and proved to be a unique force in the doom metal movement by infusing their signature doom sound with Moravian folklore. Establishing themselves as a critically acclaimed outfit, SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY have since won the “Andel Award” from the Czech Academy of Popular Music two times, in the “Hard & Heavy” category.

Updated SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY news and tour information will be made available at the Season of Mist website and at the SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY website and Facebook page.

Tour dates:

Sat, Jul 13 2013 CZ Vizovice Masters Of Rock
Fri, Jul 19 2013 CZ Pohori Aggressive Music Fest
Sat, Jul 20 2013 CZ Tasov Tasovske Rockovani Open Air
Sat, Jul 27 2013 CZ Brno Rockove Chrleni Open Air
Thu, Aug 15 2013 SK Nova Bana Gothoom Open Air
Sat, Aug 24 2013 LT Zarasai Menuo Juodaragis Festival
Fri, Sep 13 2013 LU Luxembourg Rockbox
Sat, Sep 14 2013 FR Montigny-lès-Vesoul Barouf

UNKIND Premiere Full Album

Finnish hardcore heroes UNKIND are streaming their brand new album Pelon Juuret in its entirety via  The album is set to be released via Relapse Records tomorrow in North America and is currently available in the rest of the world on CD/LP/Digital.  Exclusive packages are available here while the album is available on iTunes here.

Pelon Juuret coming July 9 via Relapse Records

Additionally, the band recently premiered a lyric video for the song Kentoon Tapetut entirely in Finnish via YouTube here. An English translation in the video description.

Pelon Juuret was recorded with producer Kari Nieminen at Noisecamp studios in Turku, Finland at the end of 2012 and   continues in the direction of the group’s previous work, offering up a furious fusion of d-beat hardcore crossed with a highly creative touch of atmospherics —as if Mogwai made a record of Tragedy covers or From Ashes Rise were influenced by Explosions In The Sky.

UNKIND previously released five full-length albums and a handful of vinyl-only releases.  The band’s catalog is available for streaming via their official Bandcamp page here.

Additionally, the band is confirmed for a series of Finnish dates including LPRHC and Back 2 School Fest.

Tour Dates: 

Aug 02-03    Lappeenranta FIN    LPRHC    Fest

Aug 16        Lahti FIN        Back To Skool Fest

Aug 17        Tampere FIN        Vastavirta

Aug 23        Turku, FIN        Klubi

Aug 24         Helsinki, FIN        PRKL

Aug 30         Jyväskylä, FIN        musta kynnys

Sep 09         Kouvola, FIN        rytmikatti

“easily one of the best hardcore/crust-punk albums to be released tin a very long time” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“a heavy, emotional, well-crafted album that’s well worth the time and heartache it will cost you” –

“an awesome balance between compassion & rage” – Cvlt Nation 

“forward-thinking, moving music” – Exclaim

“blackened d-beat that sounds like fighting against a strongman whose fists are made of fire, so you not only get pummeled, but also burned to a blackened crisp” – MetalSucks

Prosthetic Records to Release GOJIRA Re-Issues

By popular demand, Prosthetic Records will soon issue gatefold double-LP editions of the two albums that rocketed the French progressive tech-death quartet GOJIRA from the European underground to international stardom. From Mars To Sirius and The Way Of All Flesh – two of the most acclaimed metal releases of the past decade – will be released on vinyl on August 27. Pre-orders are available now.

Selected praise for From Mars To Sirius:
* Decibel Magazine Top 10 of 2006
* “Epic…a masterpiece…9/10.” — Blabbermouth
* “One of the year’s freshest metal inventions” — L.A. Times
* Revolver Magazine #4 release of 2006

Originally issued overseas in 2005, From Mars To Sirius – released by Prosthetic in 2006, and never before available on LP in North America – was the Western Hemisphere’s formal introduction to GOJIRA. One of MetalSucks‘ Top 10 “best metal albums of the 21st Century so far,” the album was supported by U.S. tours with the likes of Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth and Amon Amarth. The gatefold 2-LP set will be available in three 180-gram variants: “Eco-Green” (600 copies), “Mars Red” (200 copies) and “Sea Blue” (200 copies), the latter two of which are mail-order exclusives.

Selected praise for The Way Of All Flesh:
* Decibel Magazine Top 15 of 2008
* Revolver Magazine #2 release of 2008
* “likely to be every bit as vital 10 years from now” – Kerrang!
* Metal Hammer Magazine #5 release of 2008

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, DevilDriver, Fear Factory), follow-up The Way Of All Flesh (2008) cemented GOJIRA’s status as one of metal’s most important acts. The band’s first release to crack the Billboard Top 200, the album – which features a guest appearance by Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe – was supported by tours with the likes of In Flames and All That Remains, in addition to a month touring North American arenas with Metallica. The gatefold 2-LP set marks the first time in three years that the album will be available on vinyl, and it will be offered in two new variants: 180-gram clear (500 copies), and a mail-order exclusive, standard-weight blue/white split vinyl (500 copies).

Over its 15-year history, Los Angeles-based Prosthetic Records has proudly helped to establish the careers of alumni such as Lamb of God, All That Remains, Animals As Leaders, The Acacia Strain and Kylesa, in addition to current roster heavyweights such as Skeletonwitch, Scale The Summit and Holy Grail. The label’s two GOJIRA releases are among the best-selling titles in its catalog.


DARKANE Post Final “Making-Of” Video

Hop in the studio with DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory as he records the vocals for the band’s new album The Sinister Supremacy and discusses his return to the band after 15 years in the latest video update (click image below).

Vocalist Lawrence Mackrory speaks about return to the band

Described as a “high-octane hybrid between melodic death metal and thrash metal with a slightly progressive undercurrent” (Ghostcult), the stunning 12-track album, recorded by Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Behemoth), showcases the resurgence of DARKANE after five years. Praised for its “sweeping orchestral interludes” (Metal Injection) as well as it’s “dazzling, punctuated riffs” (Dead Rhetoric), the album expands the boundaries of extreme metal while showcasing a darker and heavier DARKANE.

Called “the missing link between SYL, Fear Factory and At The Gates” (Kerrang!), DARKANE has toured the world with Testament, Meshuggah, Soilwork and Death Angel. The band’s current lineup consists of Mackrory, Christofer Malmström – Guitars, Klas Ideberg – Guitars, Jörgen Löfberg – Bass, and Peter Wildoer (Arch Enemy, James LaBrie) – Drums.

Out now via PROSTHETIC RECORDS in North America, The Sinister Supremacy is available now via the Prosthetic webshop ( and iTunes, plus request DARKANE on The Welding Room radio program.