Crushing New DAWN OF AZAZEL Prog-Death Tracks Available

The Tides Of Damocles is the wrath-infested new full-length from long-running New Zealand-based progressive death metal unit, DAWN OF AZAZEL. A name referencing the ocean as a metaphor for the forces of life that constantly assail and erode the will of those who seek power, The Tides Of Damocles, independently released today, marks the trio’s first new offering in six years. Recorded, mixed and mastered last year at Mana Recording Studios (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, Goatwhore, et al) in Tampa, Florida by Brian Elliot and J.J. Hrubovcak, the ten track manifestation hurls forth forty-eight minutes of traumatic, scrupulously detailed death metal mastery.

 Experience The Tides Of Damocles in all its visceral glory at THIS LOCATION.

DAWN OF AZAZEL has been regularly demolishing stages through New Zealand and Australia with future live demolitions to be announced soon. Stand by for additional announcements.

5/02/2015 The King’s Arm Tavern – Auckland, NZ w/ Suffocation, Decapitated

7/04/2015 Rust In Perth 2015 – Perth, AU

8/29/2015 Living Death Fest 2015 – Melbourne, AU

Influenced by the sonic obliteration of bands like of Order Of Chaos, Immolation and Sarcofago, DAWN OF AZAZEL was spawned in 1999 and rapidly established themselves as a force with which to be reckoned with relentless live shows throughout New Zealand and Australia. The release of two demos and a 7″ received widespread acclaim within the underground fanzine and tape trading community. DAWN OF AZAZEL would later release their debut, the volatile The Law Of The Strong, though Agonia Records in 2003 followed by an extensive tour through New Zealand, their first ever shows in Europe and a headlining tour of Australia. Second full-length, Sedition, was unleashed via Ibex Moon and found the band playing over one-hundred-and-twenty shows with their infamy further bolstered by the controversial mix of the band’s violent and Satanic lyrical content and frontman Rigel Walshe’s occupation as a police officer becoming the subject of television and newspaper coverage at home and abroad. Third offering, Relentless, was released via Unique Leader Records followed by another glut of tour ventures. Shortly after its release, Walshe was offered a position of a covert nature within the police department. During this period from 2010 through 2013 the band went on hiatus and focused on creating new material, reemerging with the deliciously punishing tidings of The Tides Of Damocles.

The Tides Of Damocles is out now via the official DAWN OF AZAZEL BandCamp page at THIS LOCATION and comes available digitally and as a stunning, deluxe, six-panel digipack with 20-page booklet.

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http://www.dawnofazazel.bandcamp.com/album/the-tides-of-damocles

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CLUTCH Receive Worldwide Accolades

2013 has been quite a year for Maryland Rockers CLUTCH. In March they released Earth Rocker, their tenth studio album.  Earth Rocker was recorded, mixed and produced by Machine (King Crimson, Lamb of God) at The Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey.  Earth Rocker garnered the band their highest Billboard Chart Number to date and was met with rave reviews and incredible fan reaction worldwide.  As the year comes to a close, publications release their annual lists of the best albums, and it should be no surprise that CLUTCH‘s Earth Rocker is featured prominently in many of them, both Nationally and Internationally.

Metal Hammer UK (One of the premier international metal publications) has named Earth Rocker its #1 Album of 2013. In Classic Rock Magazine’s (UK) poll, Earth Rocker comes in at #2 Album of 2013 only behind the legendary Black SabbathSpain‘s Rock Zone Magazine named CLUTCH their “Band of the Year”.  Sweden’s Close Up Magazine ranked Earth Rocker at #13 in their best albums of 2013 list. Earth Rocker placed highly in the top metal and rock album lists in many other publications and websites including The Village VoiceNew Noise MagazineMetal SucksLoudwire,  Pop Matters and Noisecreep to name a few.

“We are really happy to hear that Earth Rocker has made so many best of 2013 lists. Our shows this past year have been among the biggest and best of our history. The overwhelming response from our fans both old and new has meant the most to us. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2014!” says singer Neil Fallon.

In December, between Christmas and New Years, CLUTCH will be back on the road for their traditional holiday shows. Support on the holiday shows will come from Into Another, The Mike Dillon Band and Lionize. All dates and links to purchase tickets can be found below.  The Sword and Crobot will provide support on the January dates.

February 2014 will see CLUTCH head down under to Australia as they take part in the 2014 Soundwave Festival.  In addition to the Soundwave dates, CLUTCH will be playing a handful of headlining Australian shows.  These shows are set for February 20 in Sydney at The Metro, February 21 in Brisbane at The Zoo and February 27 in Melbourne at Prince Bandroom.  Tickets for the headline dates are selling fast and the shows are anticipated to sell out! Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for these shows to not miss out.  A poster for the Australian tour can be viewed HERE.

CLUTCH is currently booking a full UK tour that will start April 22 and run through May 9 in Ireland.  Confirmed dates, support and tickets links will be posted shortly at

http://www.pro-rock.com.

CLUTCH‘s Earth Rocker Live is now available in stores and online at the CLUTCH Merch Store.  This special and limited collectors’ item is a double vinyl picture disc set. The first LP is the studio version of Earth Rocker.  The second LP consists of live versions of the same tracks in the same sequence as the original.  This is not a live recording of one show. The individual tracks of the live version were recorded at different shows throughout the band’s May 2013 US tour: Houston and San Antonio (TX), Lincoln (NE), Indianapolis (IN) and Fargo (ND).  The stunning artwork displays the four Indian heads from the original package in all their colorful beauty: one for each side.

Follow CLUTCH on Twitter: @ClutchOfficial

For More Info Visit:Earth Rocker Pro-Rock WeatherMaker Music Clutch Merch

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Holiday Tour Dates:

With Into Another and The Mike Dillon Band

12/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club  

12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

12/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater

With Into Another and Lionize

12/29: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

12/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

12/31: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

2014 Dates:

With The Sword and Crobot

1/2/14: Ashville, NC @ The Orange Peel

1/3/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/4/14: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

1/5/14: Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

1/9/14: South Bend, IN @ Club Fever

1/10/14: Buffalo. NY @ Town Ballroom

1/11/14: Port Chester, NY @ Capital Theater

1/12/14: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

1/13/14: Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street

1/15/14: Stage College, PA @ Levels

1/16/14: Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater

1/17/14: Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live**

1/18/14: Huntington, WV @ V Club

1/19/14: Flint. MI @ The Machine Shop

**The Sword not on this date**

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

2/20/14: Sydney, Australia @ The Metro*

2/21/14: Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo*

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane

2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney

2/27/14: Melbourne, Australia @ Prince Bandroom*

2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne

3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide

3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth

*Headline Dates*

 

 

THE OCEAN Streams Full Chapter from Triple-Disc DVD

On the heels of three long months of touring (North America, Asia, Russia) in support of their latest album, Pelagial, THE OCEAN have launched the entire ‘China’ chapter of their highly anticipated Collective Oblivion triple DVD.

Click HERE to view the 30-minute chapter.

THE OCEAN main man Robin Staps comments:

“I can’t believe that this is finally… finished. We all kind of lost hope along the way, as the project totally grew out of proportion over the last 2 years. Originally we only wanted to film one single show, and by June 2012 we were sitting on top of a pile of 28 terabytes of data filmed across the globe during 2 full years. Countless live shows, interviews, crazy parties on Russian trains and funny moments in Chinese pharmacies. But then the worst part began: editing, choosing, compiling, structuring, which took another year. Now it’s done, for real! And I can safely say that you will be hard-pressed to find any other band DVD that is equally extensive, hilarious, profound and compelling, as this one. Everything you ever wanted to know about this band, from the early days until now… the answer is here! And a lot of things you didn’t wanna know as well…”

Collective Oblivion is something the band has been teasing for quite a while. Fans saw a glimpse of what sort of content would be on this release in the form of tour updates on youtube, including: Russia 2012 video blogThe Ocean in ChinaThe Ocean North American tour blog 2011, and more. Finally, fans will be able to order this thorough and expansive look at THE OCEAN’s career and touring experiences, including the Heliocentric record release show with an extended line-up of 13 musicians on stage; as well as a special performance at the museum for musical instruments in Berlin, and much, much more!

Collective Oblivion includes:
– Multiple camera shots of three full live concerts with a total of 21 individual song performances
– 130 minutes of THE OCEAN history, as told by band members, past and present
– 175 minutes of tour documentaries and live footage filmed in North America, Asia, Russia, Australia, and Europe
– Total run time of 500 minutes!

Collective Oblivion comes in a hardcover / book-style packaging with brass-foil print. The book contains 3 DVDs and a +30 pages booklet, with loads of photos, tour diaries and writings by band members and by director Alex Kraudelt, who dedicated 2 and a half years of his life to traveling with THE OCEAN around the globe. Collective Oblivion is the end result of this long odyssey, which produced a total of 28 terabyte of video data for editing.

View the trailer for Collective Oblivion and pre-order your copy now at www.metalblade.com/theocean.

Also, THE OCEAN will be on tour throughout Europe October-November. The complete list of dates can be found below, and on facebook.com/theoceancollective.

THE OCEAN
+ SHINING
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
+ HACRIDE
29/10/13 DE – Hamburg – Logo
30/10/13 NL – Haarlem – Patronaat
31/10/13 NL – Rotterdam – Baroeg
01/11/13 UK – London – The Garage
02/11/13 UK – Leeds – Damnation Festival
03/11/13 FR – Paris – Divan du Monde
04/11/13 FR – Aix-en-Provence – Le Korigan
05/11/13 ES – Barcelona – Apolo 2
06/11/13 ES – Madrid – Caracol
07/11/13 PT – Porto – Hard Club
08/11/13 ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
09/11/13 IT – Torino – Audiodrome
10/11/13 IT – Rome – Traffic
11/11/13 SI – Ljubljana – Gala Hala
12/11/13 DE – München – Backstage Club
13/11/13 CH – Winterthur – Salzhaus
14/11/13 FR – Belfort – La Poudriere
15/11/13 DE – Essen – Zeche Car
16/11/13 DE – Karlsruhe – Die Stadtmitte
17/11/13 DE – Berlin – Lido
18/11/13 PL – Warsaw – Progresja
19/11/13 PL – Wroclaw – Alibi

THE OCEAN
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
+ ABRAHAM
20/11/13 AT – Wien – Viper Room
21/11/13 HU – Budapest – A38
22/11/13 RO – Cluj-Napoca – Gambinus Pub
23/11/13 RO – Bucharest – Fabrica
24/11/13 BG – Sofia – t.b.a.
25/11/13 GR – Athens – Gagarin 205
26/11/13 GR – Thessaloniki – Eightball
27/11/13 RS – Belgrade – Club Fest
28/11/13 BA – Sarajevo – Cinema Kriterion

http://theoceancollective.com/pelagial/
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
https://twitter.com/OceanCollective
http://www.youtube.com/theoceancollective

 

CASKET, SEWERCIDE To Release 7″ Split on Unholy Anarchy Records

Philadelphia‘s HxC-influence Death Metal miscreants CASKET team up with Melbourne, Australia‘s thrash-heavy DM act SEWERCIDE in a killer 7″ split showcasing both bands at their absolute best.  

On the A Side, CASKET brings the pain with “Armed to the Teeth,” a killer track with aggressive hooks and hardcore leanings. Not to be outdone, SEWERCIDE grace the B Side with “Vector of Disease.”  The Aussie offering is equally energizing, and is filled with riveting death metal accented by thrashing brutality.

In the works for many months, CASKET and SEWERCIDE finally found a home with Unholy Anarchy Records. We proudly present this limited run 7″ split between two exceptional bands that waste no time and hit you head on with their ferocious sound.

UNHOLY ANARCHY RECORDS

CASKET (Philadelphia, PA), SEWERCIDE (Melbourne, Australia)

300 Total Pressed

100 on Limited Purple Vinyl

200 on Traditional Black Vinyl

Inline image 1

Covers printed by Econopress, Cover art by Kator

 Side Casket

“Armed to the Teeth” (3:39)

Engineered by Jon Rifenburg

Mastered by Dan Randall

 Side Sewercide

“Vector of Disease” (4:23)

Recorded & Mixed by Jason PC at Goatsound

Mastered by Sascha Beselt at Show No Mercy

 Pre-Order HERE

Links
CASKET on Facebook 
HERE

CASKET on Bandcamp 
HERE

SEWERCIDE on Facebook 
HERE
SEWERCIDE on Bandcamp HERE

UNHOLY ANARCHY RECORDS Official 
HERE
UNHOLY ANARCHY RECORDS Online Store HERE
UNHOLY ANARCHY RECORDS on Facebook HERE
UNHOLY ANARCHY RECORDS on Bandcamp HERE

 

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH Announce Hiatus

Post-hardcore metal vanguards WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH announced that they will go on an “indefinite hiatus.”

After 8 years, 4 critically-acclaimed full length albums, and several well-received splits and EPs in between, the band have announced a departure date at the end of December. Regarding their imminent hiatus, the band have issued the following statement:

 

“Today we are writing to all of you with some bad news. You might have heard the rumors or read some press releases and they are right, but only to an extent: WFAHM is going into an indefinite hiatus at the end of the year.

There are a lot of reasons for us to make that move and believe me when I say that it’s not an easy decision. But it feels like it’s something we just have to do at this point. The last 7, 5 years have been awesome for the most part and we’re grateful for all the experiences and new friends we have made while traveling the world to show people what we’re all about. We have toured places we never thought we’d get to see, such as Australia, Russia, almost the entire USA and all across Europe of course. We have made friends for life on the road. We have grown immensely as musicians and turned this band into something we are very proud of.

Being in this band has been a great experience for each and everyone of us and it took us to places and opened up doors we couldn’t even dream of. Being that the band started as a side project, we always stuck to the original spirit of making music that was outside of the box and therefor survived much longer than a lot of bands who were trying to be a part of certain hypes. We never cared for that, we just wanted to do our own thing and feel like we have achieved that. We want to thank everyone who’s involvement made it possible for us to do what we do… you most definitely know who you are.

The scene we’re a part of used to be an inspiring subculture but has turned into an abortion of mainstream accessibility, with choreographed stage moves and cute little matching outfits. It’s frustrating to witness and really makes it less fun to go out and play with new bands sometimes. However, this is not a breakup, it’s a hiatus. Sooner or later we might find the urge to come back and slay!”

The band has scheduled a final string of live dates, including some festival appearances. A full list of the band’s final confirmed tour dates can be found below.

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH released their latest record,  ‘Voyeur’ in November. The music video for the track “Vertigo,” is streaming here and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH Bandcamp page

News available through the Season of Mist website, and the WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH website, FacebookTwitter and Myspace pages.

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH tour dates

8/23 – DESSAU, DE @ Destruction Derby Festival

8/24 – HERZOGENRATH, DE @ Roda Rock Festival

12/30 – BERLIN, DE @ Magnet Club

SHAI HULUD, THY WILL BE DONE Tour Underway

 

Shai Hulud recently returned from their performances in Australia as part of the Soundwave Festival, but they got back in the van and headed out on tour in North America with Thy Will Be Done. The tour includes support from up-and-coming acts Altars, and Beyond the Shore. After this tour wraps up on April 7, Shai Hulud will board their flights for Europe for their tour with Propagandhi. Shai Hulud’s entire confirmed list of dates can be found on the TOUR DATES page.

Guitarist and found member Matt Fox reflects on the band’s year thus far:

“2013, what a year… Thus far, we’ve shared new music with our friends and supporters who encourage us and keep us alive. We were fortunate enough to have just returned from the Soundwave festival in Australia where we made new friends, and saw the bands whose albums are the primary reasons we play the music we do (Thank you Master Of Puppets, Reign In Blood, Among The Living, and Blood, Sweat, And No Tears). We soon leave for Europe with Propagandhi, another one of our favorite bands, and what’s more… in just two days we share the stage with some of the best friends we have ever made in our years of touring, Thy Will Be Done. Joining us on this jaunt are our soon to be friends, Altars, and Beyond The Shore. This is a lot of love and appreciation for a band of self-proclaimed pure misanthropists constantly talking about their ‘Profound Hatred Of Man.’ Who knew…

We’re happy to contradict ourselves in this fashion.

Come share the love.

Profoundly hating,”
Shai Hulud

Shai Hulud has always had a reputation for penning thought-provoking and deeply meaningful lyrics. Their latest effort, Reach Beyond the Sun, is no exception. To further communicate the those lyrics, the band has posted a lyric video for one of their favorite tracks, A Human Failing, on metalblade.com/shaihulud.

“It is absolutely remarkable what Shai Hulud have done on Reach Beyond The Sun. Not only have they reaffirmed their place as hardcore royalty, they have released what could arguably be considered the best album of their career and the best album the genre has seen in years” – SputnikMusic.com

“a cathartic, anthemic return to strength and a testament to never forgetting your roots” – Terrorizer Magazine

“there’s no questioning Shai Hulud’s intensity” – Metal Hammer Magazine

“a renewed sense of frantic, guttural aggression – that makes Reach feel fresh in spite of the scene that’s changed so radically around it” – The Onion AV Club

http://www.metalblade.com/shaihulud

https://www.facebook.com/shaihuludofficial

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Confirm Australian Tour

CATTLE DECAPITATION, one of The Welding Room’s top artists of 2012, will be heading to Australia for their first time in their infamous career. The Hate Across Australia Tour, presented by: Triple J‘s The Racket, Destroy All Line, Killyourstereo.com, Blunt Magazine and New World Artists, consists of nine shows throughout the continent, beginning June 6 in Brisbane. CATTLE DECAPITATION will be direct support for Australia’s own Thy Art Is Murder. The entire list of confirmed dates, as well as links to purchase tickets, can be found on the TOUR DATES page.

Vocalist Travis Ryan (currently featured performing live in TWR banner photo) comments on the band’s first trip to Australia:

“For years we’ve been battered with requests to come to Australia for a tour and we’re pleased to announce it’s finally a reality! Australia is next on the map of untapped territories of the globe that we plan on hitting this year in support of our new album, Monolith of Inhumanity, and we’re very excited to finally head down under, meet the fans who have been asking for us all these years and show ’em what they’ve been missing! Seriously though, we’re very humbled and excited to have such a strong reaction so far away from what we call home. It’s an honor, we thank you guys, flights are booked… we’ll see you soon!”

Cattle Decapitation’s cinematic, nine-minute long minifilm for Kingdom of Tyrants is streaming now at metalblade.com/cattledecapitation. Monolith of Inhumanity, which was released in May of 2012, stands as one of the year’s most critically-acclaimed albums.

“Perfection” – #13 on Decibel Magazine‘s top 40 Extreme Metal Albums of 2012

“There’s nothing welcoming about the bile slathered on in big portions, and even the occasional finger-snapping melody does not dilute the straight hatred these guys have for the human race” – #2 on About.com‘s Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2012“intricate and accomplished” – AVClub.com

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