RAMMING SPEED Streaming New Album

In advance of the release of their Prosthetic debut Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die, Boston thrashers RAMMING SPEED teamed up with Terrorizer Magazine to stream the new album in its entirety! You can listen to it right hereLabeled “one of the hardest-working bands in heavy metal” (Noisecreep), RAMMING SPEED are currently out on the road with Valient Thorr and Gypsyhawk and previously toured alongside acts such as 3 Inches of Blood, Goatwhore, Trap Them, Holy Grail, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Torche, Phobia, Black Tusk and Saviours.

 Recorded with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Black Breath, Kvelertak) and mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatwright (Tragedy, Sleep, High On Fire), Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die memorably combines the charging rhythms of d-beat punk and the aggression of thrash with NWOBHM-worthy guitar harmonies and grind’s blinding speed.

PRE-ORDER Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die on CD, LP or limited-edition cassette via the PROSTHETIC webshop NOW!

Live Dates:
6/24   Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry %
6/25   Kansas City, MO – Riot Room %
6/26   Tulsa, OK – Downtown Lounge %
6/27   Dallas, TX – Three Links %
6/28   Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s %
6/29   Austin, TX – Red 7 %
6/30   New Orleans, LA – Siberia %
7/1    Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall %
7/2    Gainesville, FL – High Dive %
7/3    Tampa, FL – The Orpheum %
7/4    Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub  %
7/5    Atlanta, GA – The Earl %
7/6   Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade %
% with Valient Thorr & Gypsyhawk

I EXIST Announce European Tour Dates

 

Australian hardcore act I EXIST confirmed a European tour this summer supporting Chicago’s Harms Way and L.A.-based Twitching Tongues. The month-long tour starts in Southampton, UK on June 28; full dates can be found on the TOUR DATES page.

The band’s vocalist and guitarist Aaron Osborne commented as follows: “Europe/UK! We are stoked to announce we are coming to your side of the world. Come hang out, we’ll bring the riffs and kangaroos, you bring the beer. Brutal! See you soon!”

I EXIST, also gearing up to support Black Breath in their home country, are continuing to support their 2012 Lost Shepherd/Prosthetic release, II: The Broken Passage.

To hear I EXIST, send your DEATH THREATS/COMPLAINTS to The Welding Room radio program.

 

SKELETONWITCH Confirm Festival Appearances

Ohio-based metal heathens SKELETONWITCH, whose rigorous 2012 tour schedule was capped off by a marathon 10-week U.S. tour last fall, will perform at select festivals in the coming weeks. First, the band will make an exclusive appearance at Austin‘s prestigious South By Southwest (SXSW) festival as headliners for Pitchfork’s annual Show No Mercy showcase on Wednesday, March 13, where they will perform at the House of Vans at Mohawk at 5:30 pm alongside acts such as Pallbearer, Trash Talk, Royal Thunder and labelmates (and recent tourmates) MUTILATION RITES.

A free download of the band’s song This Horrifying Force (The Desire To Kill) is available for the next 30 days via NPR’s “The Austin 100,” which features 100 songs by artists to discover at this year’s SXSW, by clicking HERE.

Soon after SXSW, the band will head to GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusettes with acclaimed producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Black Breath) to record their highly anticipated new album, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2011 release Forever Abomination which cracked Billboard’s Top 200 and landed the band a cover feature in Decibel Magazine. A fall release is expected.

SKELETONWITCH have also been confirmed to headline the 2013 Calgary Metal Fest, set to take place at Dickens Pub in June; additional details can be found at CalgaryMetalFest.com.

For more details please stay tuned to the band’s website:
www.facebook.com/skeletonwitchmetal

RAMMING SPEED Signs With Prosthetic Records

PROSTHETIC RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of up-and-coming grind/thrash metallers RAMMING SPEED. The group’s full-length PROSTHETIC debut, Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die, was recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Black Breath) and mastered at AudioSiege with Brad Boatwright (Sleep, High on Fire, SUNN O))), Tragedy). The album is tentatively set for a late spring/early summer release.

Drummer Jonah Livingston commented on the signing:

“We are incredibly excited to finally announce that we’ve signed on with Prosthetic Records, a label whose roster proves its dedication to all facets of heavy music. While our band has been extremely lucky to work with labels like Tankcrimes and Brutal Panda, this is an incredible opportunity and we’re ready for the step forward! See you on the road!”

Hailing from Boston, this heavy-hitting quintet – whose sound combines the charging rhythms of d-beat punk and the aggression of thrash with NWOBHM-worthy guitar harmonies and grind’s blinding speed – is no stranger to the metal scene, having previously released a variety of records, tapes and EPs through several labels. Their aggressive tour schedules across the U.S. and Europe with such notable acts as Trap Them, Holy Grail, Torche, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Phobia, Black Tusk and Saviours. Ramming Speed will spend April and May touring with Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood and Revocation in the northeast and midwest; full dates can be found on the TOUR DATES page (see tab above).

Keep a lookout for further details on the group’s upcoming album on the band’s website: https://www.facebook.com/rammingspeed

“Venomous death/grind-laden, hair-swirling hardcore fury somewhere in the sonic Bermuda Triangle between Black Flag, Napalm Death and DRI” – Terrorizer

“A fuck-off great raft of pile-driver thrash, chock to the gills with bleed-speed riffs, sledgehammer heaviness and lyrical dystopia”Metal Hammer

“Listeners will be hard-pressed to find another band more enthusiastic about every corner of the thrash, grindcore and punk scenes…the perfect blend of thrash, punk and light-hearted enthusiasm.” – Lambgoat

 

CHRISTIAN MISTRESS: Video & Tour Dates

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CHRISTIAN MISTRESS Premiere New Video; Announce European Tour Dates

(Philadelphia, PA) Following the release of their Relapse Records debut Possession, CHRISTIAN MISTRESS are premiering the video for their song “Pentagram and Crucifix”. The clip was shot in the band’s hometown of Olympia, Washington and directed by Christine Davis and David Hoekje. Check out the exclusive premiere courtesy of Pitchfork HERE. Continue reading