Ænimus Announce Tour, Release Final Studio Video Update

San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit, Ænimus, are proud to announce they will be hitting the road on the “Groove It or Lose it” West Coast tour. The 10 date trek, which sees fellow Northern California deathcore troupe As Death Comes Calling hopping on for a handful of dates as well.

The band also unleashed the final studio video update of their recording sessions from their forthcoming debut albumTranscend Reality. You can check out the video at this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUlIlud28UA

Bassist Seth Stephens had the following to say about the upcoming tour and video update:
“We are very excited to announce that we are done recording and we’ll be going on our first regional tour this spring. We spent the last 2 years writing and recording Transcend Reality and playing a handful of shows in preparation for this. We have been waiting (im)patiently to share with our fans what we have worked so hard on, and can’t wait to see you all this spring and reveal new songs. In addition to that, we are stoked to present our final studio video update for the album, which features clips of vocal sessions and a run down from Matt on the albums concept and lyrical content.”

Ænimus recently wrapped up the recording process for their debut album, Transcend Reality, at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA with Producer Nick Botelho (Deadly Remains, Hatchet, The Kennedy Veil). The album will contain a total of 13 tracks and will feature guest vocals from Eddie Hermida (All Shall Perish) on the track Heavy Lies the Crown. A release date has not yet been set.

Transcend Reality tracklist:
I. Asherah‘s Hourglass
II. The Awakening
III. The Grasp of Ruin
IV. Masterpiece
V. Descent Into Chaos
VI. Black Malice Construct
VII. Black Malice Alchemy
VIII. Thrive
IX. Heavy Lies the Crown
X. Inertia
XI. Convictions
XII. Chimerism
XIII. The Final Delirium

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IMMOLATION Unveil Track Listing, Album Artwork

Logo: Nuclear Blast Records

New York death metal legends, IMMOLATION, unveiled the artwork and track listing for their upcoming ninth full-length album Kingdom of Conspiracy. The cover imagery was brought to life this time by no less than Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, THE FACELESS, ABYSMAL DAWN).


“The figures in the artwork have all been bound and chained and have their eyes and mouths sewn shut symbolically, showing the chilling of speech and the intentional blinding of the masses,” explains guitarist Robert Vigna.

“They all make up the huge ominous structure behind them, which is symbolic of the growing security state as well as our failing structures today, and how they are slowly and methodically consuming and controlling us all. It has a very Orwellian feel to it, which is what we were going for since the album is very dark in a slightly different way.” 

In regards to the album’s lyrical content he continues:

“The album deals with the world today and the slow unraveling and breakdown of our societies and the systems and structures behind them. It speaks of the human side to all this and how we have all lost our way and have fed into these very systems that are slowly coming apart. This is the common thread running throughout the album and the cover paints a very dark picture of the future, where these systems have completely absorbed our world, and our freedoms and we have become a part of the very fabric of these structures that we have created. Each song is a symptom of this mass sickness that has brought the world to the point it is at now, and we paint a very bleak picture of this slow and gradual breakdown and the human failures that sped this process along. This is the Kingdom of Conspiracy.”

The follow up to their 2010 release, Majesty and Decay, will be released on May 10 via Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded at Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH, SUFFOCATION).

Kingdom Of Conspiracy track listing:
1. Echoes Of Despair
2. Keep The Silence
3. Kingdom Of Conspiracy
4. Serving Divinity
5. The Great Sleep
6. Indoctrinate
7. A Spectacle of Lies
8. God Complex
9. Bound To Order
10. All That Awaits

For photos of the band in the studio click here.

For a free download of their recent Scion A/V Presents: Immolation – Providence EP visit http://www.scionav.com/collection/808

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BATTLECROSS Updated Tour Dates

(Detroit, MI) – BATTLECROSS, one of 2012’s break-out metal acts, will continue their live campaign in support of their debut full-length, Pursuit of Honor, in 2013. They will be supporting metal legends, In Flames, alongside Demon Hunter, and All Shall Perish. The tour will begin on February 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

View Battlecross’s video for Push Pull Destroy HERE.

w/ In Flames, Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish
02/02 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
02/04 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
02/05 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
02/07 Covington, KY The Madison Theatre
02/08 Joilet, IL Mojoes
02/09 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
02/10 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
02/12 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre
02/13 San Diego, CA House of Blues
02/14 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
02/15 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
02/16 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
02/18 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
02/20 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
02/21 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
02/22 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Events Centre
02/23 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick Centre
02/24 Fargo, ND The Venue
02/26 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
02/27 Guelph, ON Guelph Concert Theatre
02/28 Quebec City, QB Theatre Imperial
03/01 Moncton, NB Casino NB
03/02 Halifax, NS Cunard Centre
03/04 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
03/05 Clifton Park, NJ Upstate Concert Hall
03/06 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
03/07 Norfolk, VA The NorVa


AENIMUS Studio Update Videos

(San Francisco, CA) North Bay progressive deathcore unit, Ænimus posted a new studio video update featuring Brian “Deebs” James and Sean Swafford shredding through some leads for several tracks from their forthcoming untitled debut album.
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Check out the the latest round of sweeps, shredding and shenanigans!
The previous studio update which hit the web in the first week of December, featured Seth playing through some bass tracks and included several clips of new material as well. You can check out all of the videos below.
Ænimus are currently wrapping up the recording process for their debut album at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA with Producer Nick Botelho (Deadly Remains, The Kennedy Veil). The album will feature guest vocals from Eddie Hermida (All Shall Perish) on the track Heavy Lies the Crown. A release date has not yet been set.


BATTLECROSS February Dates

(Detroit, Michigan) BATTLECROSS, one of 2012’s break-out metal acts, will continue their live campaign in support of their debut full-length, Pursuit of Honor, in 2013. The first leg of the tour, which also includes support from Demon Hunter and All Shall Perish, will begin on February 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and runs through February 16. The second leg of the tour will be announced shortly.

BATTLECROSS guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala comments on the tour:

“Wow! So stoked to hit the road with all these great bands – In Flames, Demon Hunter and All Shall Perish. Last year was good to us and looks like next year is even better for Battlecross. This will be a nice break from working on new material and we can’t wait to see some new and old faces! Once again very humbled and honored to be a part of a great tour! See you all soon!”

Vocalist Kyle “Gumby” Gunther adds:

“We hope that fans will come party with us on the Growing Pains tour with Abiotic that starts next week so they can prepare for the heavy metal onslaught that will come their way in February!”

Furthermore, BATTLECROSS recently premiered their studio version of the legendary Pantera hit, Fucking Hostile. Preview or purchase the Hostile  single on iTunes here. The debut album, Pursuit of Honor, is also available now at www.metalblade.com/battlecross.

Their first single, Push Pull Destroy has been heard on The Welding Room.

“face-meltingly awesome”  – Decibel Magazine

“Ugly, intense, and dated in that perfect way, the riffs are ferocious and widdly, and the singing is growly. Brings to mind old Exodus and death metal bands like Morbid Angel. Magnificent”  – Detroit’s Metro Times

Another Year Another Tour
w/ In Flames, Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish
02/02 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
02/04 Georgia Theater Athens, GA
02/05 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
02/07 The Madison Theater Covington, KY
02/08 Mojoes Joliet, IL
02/09 Bourbon Theater Lincoln, NE
02/10 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
02/12 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ
02/13 House of Blues San Diego, CA
02/14 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
02/15 Majestic Ventura Theater Ventura, CA
02/16 Knitting Factory Reno, NV
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