IN SOLITUDE Premiere New Single

Head over to the VICE’s music destination, Noisey, to listen to a brand new track from Swedish classic heavy metal band, In Solitude. Click HERE to stream “A Buried Sun.” The band’s new album Sister is dropping in North America on 10/01 and will be available to fans digitally, on CD, and 180 gram black vinyl. Fans can check out the first single and title track “Sister” at MetalBlade.com/InSolitude.

Fans can also pick up the upcoming issue of Decibel Magazine, November issue #109-out October 3, which features In Solitude on the cover which was shot by internationally-renowned metal and rock photographer Ester Segarra in Sweden. If you aren’t already a subscriber you can check your local bookstore or order from Decibel directly at the following location.

“Sister” was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, “The World.The Flesh.The Devil.” In Solitude’s strength resides in their ability to craft dark and oppressive atmospheres within the auditory realm of classic heavy metal. “Sister” compounds this trademark sound further, beginning with the acoustic intro, “He Comes,” and saturates the record in an aura of uniqueness; see: “Lavender” and the title track.

The album concludes with an 8-minute, driving, near trance-like opus that features guest guitarist Pelle Forsberg (Watain). Additionally, Jarboe of Swans fame can be heard on “Horses in the Ground.” Moods range from Mercyful Fate-esque guitar flavors, shadows of Black Sabbath, the heavy dissonance of Swans, to straightforward, earworm riffs. In any case, one thing can be said for certain: their delivery is as genuine as it is impressive.

North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live this Fall. The band will be supporting Watain on their “Wild Hunt” tour beginning on October 8 in New York City. The tour also features support from Tribulation. Dates can be found below, as well as on facebook.com/insolitudeofficial.

Track listing:
1. He Comes
2. Death Knows Where
3. A Buried Sun
4. Pallid Hands
5. Lavender
6. Sister
7. Horses in the Ground
8. Inmost Nigredo

IN SOLITUDE
w/ Watain, Tribulation
10/08 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/09 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
10/10 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/11 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques
10/12 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/14 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
10/15 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
10/16 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
10/18 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
10/21 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
10/22 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
10/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
10/25 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Opera House
10/26 Los Angeles, CA The Vex
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Rocky Point Cantina
10/28 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
10/30 Austin, TX Red 7
10/31 New Orleans, LA Siberia
11/01 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/02 Charlotte, NC The Casbah
11/03 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage

http://www.metalblade.com/insolitude
http://www.facebook.com/insolitudeofficial

Metal Blade Records Sign DESTRAGE from Milan, Italy

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Italian metal act, Destrage. The band formed in 2005 and has released two full length albums, “Urban Being” in 2009, and “The King is Fat’N’Old” in 2010. Their animated live shows have taken them on tour all over Europe, and even over to Japan. Destrage opened for Every Time I Die and Parkway Drive this summer, and headlined a variety of Italian festivals including: Machete Fest, Rock In Riot, MAV Festival, and more.

Destrage’s new album, “Are You Kidding Me? No.” is complete and being prepared for release in early 2014. A trailer for the album can be seen now on the band’s popular youtube channel, youtube.com/destrage. While there, watch Destrage’s previous videos, including their video for “Jade’s Place,” which won the video clip category at the Torino Best Soundtrack Awards in 2010. Plans are currently in motion for videos in support of the new album, as well as more extensive touring in 2014.

Destrage comments on joining the Metal Blade roster:

“It’s quite difficult for us to describe in few words our feelings about this moment. We just signed with one of the most important and historical metal label in the world, being welcomed as members of a big family, this is simply amazing! We’ve listened to Metal Blade artists since we were just fresh-faced kids and now we’re stoked to be part of such a great roster. We are really excited for the upcoming release and we can’t wait to bring this work on stage and tour around as much as we can. See ya all very soon!”

Destrage:
Paolo Colavolpe – Vocal
Matteo Di Gioia – Guitar
Gabriel Pignata – Bass
Ralph Salati – Guitar
Federico Paulovich – Drums

For all things Destrage, follow them on-line:
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TWIZTID Announce Fright Fest Tour Dates

Twiztid Announce Fright Fest Tour Dates & Appearances At Rob Zombie‘s “Great American Nightmare” And Rock & Shock Festival With Actors, Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses), and Hanna Hall (Halloween)

Twiztid are currently out on the road tearing it up on their Canadian tour with Blaze Ya Dead Homie and Aqualeo, but have announced the dates for their upcoming annual Fright Fest Tour. The demented duo will hit the road with Blaze and Madchild for a month long tour that will include a headlining performance at Rob Zombie’s “Great American Nightmare” Festival. In addition, Twiztid has confirmed October 20 as an all day Fright Fest extravaganza with a performance, as well as an autograph signing, and exclusive question and answer panel with fans.

Also appearing at the Rock & Shock Festival alongside Twiztid will be actors Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects) and Hanna Hall (Halloween, Virgin Suicides, Forest Gump). Other celebrities signing that day to include Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgement Day, TrueBlood), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead), Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead), Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Twiggy Ramirez (Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle), and more.

Theatrical, outrageous, and wildly inventive, Twiztid’s infectious blend of hip-hop has been stalking the hip-hop scene for years. Now after lurking in the shadows, Twiztid are striking again with the release of their new album, “A New Nightmare”. Unapologetic, and lyrically ferocious, Twiztid are out to prove to hip-hop fans everywhere that their terrifying brand of dark, sinister hip-hop is sharper than a razor blade.

TWIZTID TOUR DATES:

09/19 – Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon
09/20 – Edmonton, AB – Encore
09/21 – Lethbridge, AB – Studio Nightclub
09/22 – Red Deer, AB – Lotus Nightclub
09/23 – Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
09/26 – Nanaimo, BC – Queen’s Hotel & Pub
09/27 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
09/30 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
10/01 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/03 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
10/06 – Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
10/08 – Murray, UT – The Murray Theater
10/09 – Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre
10/10 – Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre
10/12 – Pomona, CA – Fairplex (Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare)
10/13 – Farmington, NM – The Top Deck
10/14 – Tempe, AZ    The Marquee
10/17 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
10/18 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
10/19 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
10/20 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/22 – Manchester, NH – The Armory
10/23 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
10/25 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Altar Bar
10/26 – Toledo, OH – Rocket Bar
10/27 – Kokomo, IN – Centerstage Bar And Grill
10/29 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Eagles Club
10/30 – Mount Clemens, MI – Macomb Music Theatre
10/31 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater

BELOW In Studio with Andy La Rocque

Epic doom metal band, BELOW, are currently hold up at Sonic Train Studios in Sweden with none other than Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) recording their Metal Blade Records debut. BELOW, hails from Sweden and music has influences from late Black Sabbath, Candlemass, and King Diamond, so going with Andy La Rocque as the producer was a clear choice for the group. The band offered up the following update:

“The progress of the recording of our debut album is going great and to have the opportunity to work with Andy La Rocque and Olof in Sonic Train Studios is amazing. We are currently finished recording the drums, the bass and the main guitars, and will start with the vocals this weekend. It sounds amazing already. It will be a truly epic album that will leave its mark in the history of doom.”

Producer and legendary King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque added;

“this is one of the heaviest bands I have worked with in the studio for a very long time, and the sounds so far is amazing! And always great to work with great musicians!”

Not much is known about the Swedish quintet, however they are working with Tobias Rosén—bass player of fellow Metal Blade Records artists Noctum—of Howlin’ Owl Productions and a split 7″ is in set to be released by Dark Descent Records with the doom act’s full-length being released via Metal Blade in 2014.

There are two BELOW tracks up at Howlin’ Owl’s Soundcloud player, which can be heard HERE.

In November BELOW till tour Europe for the first time supporting the mighty doom band Devil from Norway.

BELOW Supporting DEVIL
11/08 TBA
11/09 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
11/10 Berlin, Germany @ White Trash Food w/ The Oath
11/11 Kassel, Germany @ H.Schmiede
11/12 TBA
11/13 Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
11/14 Tilburg, Holland @ Little Devil
11/15 Erfurt, Germany @ Café Tikolor
end tour

BELOW
11/16 Hammer of Doom festival @ Wurzburg, Germany

BELOW:
Zeb – Vox
Hedman – Bass
Paud – Guitar
Berg – Guitar
Doc – Drums

Follow BELOW at the following locations and stay tuned to MetalBlade.com for more details on the 2014 full-length release.

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www.facebook.com/Howlinowlofficial
www.soundcloud.com/howlinowl

CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces 25th Anniversar​y Shows

Cannibal Corpse will be wrapping up their 25th anniversary celebrations for 2013 with a pair of shows in Florida, which has served as the band’s base of operations since relocating to Tampa from Buffalo, NY in 1994. The shows are scheduled for November 29 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the Culture Room and November 30 in Tampa, FL at the Brass Mug. Tickets will be on sale this Friday at ticketmaster.com for the Culture Room and TBA for the Brass Mug.

Founding member and bassist Alex Webster comments:

“We are very excited to be doing these shows in Florida this November. We formed the band in the first week of December back in 1988 so these shows will be happening almost exactly 25 years after our formation. It will be great to celebrate our band’s anniversary in the state that helped put death metal on the map. Also, we are very happy to be able play Ft. Lauderdale to make up for the show we missed there in June. And I think fans in both cities will be happy when they see the ticket price for these shows!”

CANNIBAL CORPSE
11/29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
11/30 Tampa, FL Brass Mug

Metal Blade Records has been releasing one picture disc a month from the band’s expansive catalog of releases (Eaten Back to Life, Butchered at Birth, Tomb of the Mutilated, The Bleeding, Vile, Gallery of Suicide, Bloodthirst, Gore Obsessed, The Wretched Spawn, KILL, Evisceration Plague, Torture). A total of 12 pictures discs will be released, covering all of the band’s full-length studio albums, some of which have never been released on picture disc. The most recent picture disc to be added is “Kill,” and is available for pre-order at indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords.

Earlier this year, it was announced that CANNIBAL CORPSE was selected for induction in the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2013. CANNIBAL CORPSE is the latest addition to the Hall of Fame, which also includes Buffalo natives the Goo Goo Dolls, Billy Sheehan, 10,000 Maniacs, and many more. The Class of 2013 will be inducted into the BMHOF at its 30th Anniversary Induction Gala which will be held October 3 at the Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo NY.  More information about the BMHOF can be found at www.buffalomusic.org or on facebook.
http://www.cannibalcorpse.net
http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse
http://twitter.com/corpseofficial
http://www.youtube.com/cannibalcorpse