MOSS Release New Album, Stream Track Online

Southampton, UK doom trio, MOSS released their new album, Horrible Nights, in North America. In conjunction with the release, the band is streaming The Coral of Chaos HERE.

“We wanted to write something that would stand up over time…no disrespect to our earlier recordings – we feel the essence and atmosphere of those is still very much with us, but they were of a time and place that we’re no longer part of…” – MOSS

Listen to Horrible Night and order the album at metalblade.com/moss.

Horrible Night track listing:
1. Horrible Nights
2. The Bleeding Years
3. Dark Lady
4. Dreams from the Depths
5. The Coral of Chaos
6. I Saw Them That Night

About Moss’s Horrible Night:
Recorded during the summer and autumn of 2012 at Hampshire’s Earth Terminal and London’s Earthworks studios, Horrible Night is the sound of MOSS emerging from its cocoon a much more savage, intelligent and all the more terrifying beast. While no longer obsessed with extremity for its own sake – with weirdly infectious riffs, eccentric vocal melodies and no song over 12 minutes – MOSS remain heavier-than-thou, broadening their horror beyond any imposed ‘scene’ expectations. This mastery of the craft is evident from the opening moments of first track Horrible Nights – written back in 2010 it sets the course for the album, taking the twisting death-crawl of MOSS mini-epics such as Tombs of the Blind Drugged and administering a lethal dose of addictive melody, cooked up by the colossal riffs of Dominic Finbow and the Ozzy-via-seance vocalizations of Olly Pearson. Cuts such as The Coral of Chaos and Dark Lady expand further upon this potent formula, dragging the Black Sabbath blueprint to its most nightmarish conclusion and ushering MOSS further into their newest dark age.

With 6 tracks, MOSS proves more than ever why this English cult band is regarded exactly as such. While still no easy pill to swallow for the uninitiated, over its duration, Horrible Night will demand complete mind control. Nonsense prefixes such as “stoner”, “sludge” or “drone” do not apply here; this is pure DOOM METAL, a celebration of horror, the arcane and the unknown.

Although traditionally a reluctant live act, in 2013 MOSS are set to embark on their first European headline tour, as well as a return trip to Holland’s Roadburn Festival, playing Jus Oborn‘s Electric Acid Orgy with Electric Wizard, Dream Death, Psychic TV and the Pretty Things… It seems in their 13th year, MOSS have finally arrived. Unlucky for some…

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A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Reveal Sophomore Album Details

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH unveiled the artwork for their sophomore album Lay My Soul to Waste, due out May 21 in North America on Steamhammer/SPV. Once again the artwork was commissioned by Sam Shearon, who is also responsible for artwork on the band’s first release And Hell Will Follow Me

On the surface, A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH are impressive. But you’ll want to dig deeper and immerse yourself in all the sonic and lyrical layers, because the band isn’t afraid to plume the depths of darkness that humanity is capable of. It’s murky stuff, but someone has to do it.

Sal Abruscato and Matt Brown followed 2011’s incredible introduction And Hell Will Follow Me with Lay My Soul to Waste, which keeps the band’s patented signature formula of slow, deliberate sludge and head-down doom intact and as flawlessly executed as ever.
Think Alice in Chains, only harder, angrier and with a more perverse view of the world, as if they were reared in a row house in Bensonhurst, as opposed to the rainy landscape of Seattle, all the while feasting on a steady diet of Black Sabbath records.

Abruscato is open about the fantasy that dominates his lyrical point of view. He admits that all songs “have a line to reality…things that could and do happen everyday.” But like any skilled storyteller, Abruscato likes pushing buttons. His lyrics are no different than the narratives of the horror movie playing at your local multiplex. It’s largely fiction, with some nuggets or kernels of truth embedded within.

Musically, the record matches that pallor and “will hit you in the gut.” There are more harmonies this time out, and the piano is a bit more front and center, while guitarist Eddie Heedles contributed some leads. But for the most part, the formula remained largely untouched.

“If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,'” Abruscato says, matter-of-factly.

“We wanted to display the advancements, musically and artistically, and retain the core element.”

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH arrived with And Hell Will Follow Me. They have firmly implanted their roots in the metal scene with Lay My Soul to Waste. It’s a metal album that headbangers who enjoy a walk on the darker side of life will end up revering and responding to.

Tracklisting:
1) Lay My Soul to Waste
2) Shallow Grave
3) The Needle in You
4) In the Sleeping Death
5) Killer by Night
6) Growing Old
7) Dead of Winter
8) Devil Came With a Smile
9) Day of the Storm
10) DMSLT
11) Cold Dark Mourning

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UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS Announce Album Release Date

 

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, one of the most talked about rock bands currently in existence, and an enigma in the international underground scene, are preparing to release their third full length album. Mind Control is set for release April 15 via Rise Above Records in Europe and May 14 via Metal Blade Records in North America, following their two debut London sell-out concerts at The Garage. Within its blood soaked grooves you will hear shocking tales of bizarre desert ceremonies, religious brainwashing and drug inspired mass slaughter! Fans can order the album and listen to Poison Apple now at metalblade.com/uncleacid.

Imagine the original Alice Cooper band jamming in a cell with early Black Sabbath and the Stooges, whilst sitting on murder charges and you may get a glimpse into their fuzzed up world of exploding tube amps and cymbal smashing mayhem. However, this enticing act of musical manipulation is merely the icing upon a very sick cake.

Mind Control is a concept album with a theme that makes the acts and intentions of the likes of Charles Manson and Jim Jones seem like petty crimes. What makes Mind Control scarier than most albums is that it doesn’t seem as sinister on the surface as it really is deep down, within the core of its black acid-drenched world of pain and torture.

Recorded at the legendary Chapel Studios over an autumnal full moon using the finest western electrical technology, engineer Jim Spencer (Bert Jansch, Robert Wyatt) has captured perfectly the bands live sound of saturated fuzz, mind-bending riffs and 60’s vocal harmonies.

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TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY Streaming Full Album

Agonia Records

Ruralizer, the debut album from Southern Rock-inspired Doom Metal act TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY is streaming in its entirety here

Available now in Europe, Ruralizer is coming to North American shops on April 16.

Music of TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY is a classic blend of feisty Stoner/Southern Rock and Doom Metal, with catchy guitar solos and old-school heavy metal parts that may remind of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Corrosion Of Conformity, Pride and Glory, Down, Black Sabbath, or even ZZ Top. Apart from Hard Rock instruments, the band also uses a banjo and Hammond organs.

The album features guest appearances by electric guitar virtuoso Mario Percudani (Hungry Heart, Mitch Malloy), Hammond maestro Paolo “Apollo” Negri (Wicked Minds, Black Widow, Hasselvander) and Razor SK (Forgotten Tomb).

Joe Hasselvander (ex-Pentagream / The Hounds Of Hasselvander) called the album, “Good old swamp infested blues metal”

Ruralizer consists of 8 original songs and a cover of Mountain’s Mississippi Queen with a playing time of almost 50 minutes. The album will be made available on Digipack CD and digital download. Ruralizer was recorded at Elfo Studios by Daniele Mandelli who is also in charge of mix and mastering.

The band commented:

“We’re very proud of how the album came out and we strongly believe it’s the perfect way to begin our legacy. People into heavy, ballsy southern-tinged Hard Rock should take note!”

Tracklisting:
1. Old Blood
2. Acid Overlord
3. Graveyard Blues
4. Hellfire Rodeo
5. Ruralizer
6. Bite The Dust (and bleed)
7. At The Bitter End
8. Mississippi Queen
9. Hangman’s Friend

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TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY Release New Track

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Italy’s TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY just released a new track entitled, Old Blood streaming at this location.

Ruralizer, band’s Southern Rock-inspired Doom Metal album, will hit the shops on April 16 in North America. The release is out now in Europe.

Music of TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY is a classic blend of feisty Stoner/Southern Rock and Doom Metal, with catchy guitar solos and old-school heavy metal parts that may remind of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Corrosion Of Conformity, Pride and Glory, Down, Black Sabbath, or even ZZ Top. Apart from Hard Rock instruments, the band uses also a banjo and Hammond organs.

The album features guest appearances by electric guitar virtuoso Mario Percudani (HungryHeart, Mitch Malloy), Hammond maestro Paolo “Apollo” Negri (Wicked Minds, Black Widow, Hasselvander) and Razor SK (Forgotten Tomb).

Joe Hasselvander (ex-Pentagream/The Hounds Of Hasselvander) calls it, “Good old swamp infested blues metal!”

Ruralizer consists of 8 original songs and a cover of Mountain’s Mississippi Queen with a playing time of almost 50 minutes. The album will be available on Digipack CD and digital download. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Elfo Studios by Daniele Mandelli.

The band commented:

“We’re very proud of how the album came out and we strongly believe it’s the perfect way to begin our legacy. People into heavy, ballsy southern-tinged Hard Rock should take note!”

Tracklist:
1. Old Blood
2. Acid Overlord
3. Graveyard Blues
4. Hellfire Rodeo
5. Ruralizer
6. Bite The Dust (and bleed)
7. At The Bitter End
8. Mississippi Queen*
9. Hangman’s Friend

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TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY Premiere New Single

Italy’s Southern/Hard Rock act TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY premièred Acid Overlord, the second song off their debut album Ruralizer, coming out March 12 in Europe and April 16 in North America on Agonia Records.

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Music of TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY is a classic blend of feisty Stoner/Southern Rock and Doom Metal, with catchy guitar solos and old-school heavy metal parts that may remind of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Corrosion Of Conformity, Pride and Glory, Down, Black Sabbath, or even ZZ Top. Apart from Hard Rock instruments, the band also uses a banjo and Hammond organs.

TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY

The album features guest appearances by electric guitar virtuoso Mario Percudani (HungryHeart, Mitch Malloy), Hammond maestro Paolo “Apollo” Negri (Wicked Minds, Black Widow, Hasselvander) and Razor SK (Forgotten Tomb).

“Absolutely cool! Good old swamp infested blues metal!” – Joe Hasselvander (ex-Pentagream/The Hounds Of Hasselvander)

Ruralizer was recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniele Mandelli  at Elfo Studios. The album consists of 8 original songs and a cover of Mountain’s Mississippi Queen with a playing time of almost 50 minutes. It will be available on Digipack CD and digital download.

TOMBSTOMB HIGHWAY commented:

“We’re very proud of how the album came out and we strongly believe it’s the perfect way to begin our legacy. People into heavy, ballsy southern-tinged Hard Rock should take note!”

TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY

Tracklist:

1. Old Blood

2. Acid Overlord

3. Graveyard Blues

4. Hellfire Rodeo

5. Ruralizer

6. Bite The Dust (and bleed)

7. At The Bitter End

8. Mississippi Queen*

9. Hangman’s Friend

Click here to pre-order through AGONIA RECORDS 

Previously released track available by clicking on image below


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CANCER BATS Announce Tour Dates with KVELERTAK

CANCER BATS will be returning to the US in April and May with Kvelertak and Black Tusk. The combination of these high energy live acts makes this tour one not to be missed. The shows begin April 21 in Chicago, IL and wrap up on May 20 in Allston, MA.

CANCER BATS announce Spring 2013 tour dates with Kvelertak
Bat Sabbath – Bastard of Reality EP is available now

CANCER BATS recently released a new EP: Bat Sabbath – Bastards of Reality. The EP consists of five Black Sabbath covers and was inspired by the overwhelmingly positive response the band received for their “Bat Sabbath” Canadian tour in 2011, as well as the Sonisphere 2011 after party. Bootleg videos from the Sonisphere set can be seen now on metalblade.com/cancerbats. Bat Sabbath – Bastards of Reality is available now on iTunes for $4.95. Tour dates are listed on the TOUR DATES page (see tab above). 

Critics and fans across the globe have heaped praise upon Dead Set On Living.

“With positivity this ugly, it’s hard not to find something to love”  – About.com

It’s heavy, it’s catchy, it’s relentlessly brilliant and, above all else, it’s still quite unlike anything else you’re likely to hear this year” – Metal Hammer UK

Fans can purchase Dead Set On Living directly from metalblade.com, as well as iTunes, Amazon, and local record stores.

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PILGRIM to Support SAMOTHRACE on Tour

Rhode Island doom act PILGRIM kick off a short run of tour dates beginning in New Orleans on February 24 with SAMOTHRACE. The band plans to unveil new material on stage throughout the tour, so fans at these shows will be the first to experience brand new music! For the complete itinerary, visit metalblade.com/pilgrim or the band’s facebook page: facebook.com/hailthepilgrim.

Critically acclaimed debut Misery Wizard available now

PILGRIM comments on the tour:

“It’s been a year since Misery Wizard has been released and the positive reaction it has received from fans of heavy music all over the world have been simply fantastic. This upcoming tour is special for us as we will be going to places we’ve yet to perform at and have some new material to unleash. Be forewarned and hails to the supporters!”

At the end of 2012, PILGRIM had the honor of performing at Metal Blade’s 30th Anniversary ScionAV label showcase. Live audio, as well as interviews from the event can be found at scionav.com.

PILGRIM
w/ Samothrace
02/24 New Orleans, LA Siberia
02/26 Atlanta, GA 529
02/27 Raleigh, NC Slim’s Downtown
02/28 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
03/01 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar
03/02 Philadelphia, PA Beaumont Warehouse
03/03 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
03/04 Pittsburgh, PA Howlers

PILGRIM consists of drummer Krolg Splinterfist, the Slayer of Man, bassist Count Elric the Soothsayer and guitarist/vocalist The Wizard. With a mix of destruction, misery and beauty, these young disciples of doom blend a surprisingly original sword ‘n’ sorcery feel with the classic chest-caving heaviness of the masters, Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Reverend Bizarre and Pentagram. Their thick walls of majestically darkened guitar, massive booming bass, and dangerously powerful yet calculated drumming lull listeners into an intense dream-like trance, abducting them to places they never knew were dwelling within their own minds.

Commented Pitchfork:

“…in a realm where the old-school and the experimental push against one another in an eternally dynamic non-equilibrium, it’s certainly not about who your influences are. It’s, of course, about how you use them. PILGRIM simply have fun with these predecessors, renewing old sounds with the zeal of teenage boys worshiping cheap Sabbath posters on their bedroom walls and the skills of players who’ve been at this for a while. PILGRIM sing about devils and tears, paying dues and surviving adventures, taking care to touch on most of the requisite tropes while not pushing any one too far… This is an excellent debut from a preternaturally developed upstart.”

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PSYCHOTHERMIA To Release Debut Album

While there are many bands in the hard rock/metal world that like to play with fire, it requires a certain combination of insanity and balls to douse yourself in it…

That is exactly what PSYCHOTHERMIA did to spark some attention for their debut album Fall To The Rising Sun dropping on February 8, 2013.

“We kept seeing other bands using fake fire in their photos and videos, we just thought it would be bad-ass to do it for real,” says guitarist Jon Russo.

Real is right. A stunt legend, an exhausting weekend, and a lot of burnt clothing later they walked away changed… the fumes may have proved inspiring.

With the easy part over, the band headed into the studio to really let loose. An indescribable energy lurks within the four members and is released in songs like the title track Fall To The Rising Sun.

“Stay one step ahead of yourself; stay one step ahead of the competition; always strive to better yourself… and if you don’t, you fall to the rising sun. Fate will catch up with you,” explains singer Johan Maldonado.

One listen leaves you with the rush of ripping through the night sky.

Personal experiences play a large part in the writing found on the album, and nowhere is this more apparent than Warbly.

Bassist Chenzo Vidalez explains, “I’m all about family and being loyal to friends. This song is about a deep betrayal. I was on a motorcycle trip where I caught a friend in a lie… tension escalated and it got to the point where I feared for my life. My instincts kept telling me if I stayed there someone was going to die.”

Quivering guitars and relentless double-bass drumming capture the inner turmoil of broken trust, while haunting vocals express the fear as ghostly silhouettes on chopper bikes approach at your weakest moment.

“One of my favorite tracks to jam live is ‘Anarchy’,” notes Mike. “It has a massive driving feel to it with galloping rhythms, and the build-up is just epic.”

A song that was originally inspired by distant uprisings of the oppressed, it features the voices of children chanting “Anarchy!” in the anthemic bridge section and choruses. While on the surface the song may seem political, the deeper meaning behind the track is not so vile.

“Anarchy is far from what the name depicts… the song is about being an individual and finding your voice,” says Johan.

No strangers to persistence and long hours in the studio, the guys in PSYCHOTHERMIA know what it means to take matters into their own hands. Fall To The Rising Sun was self-produced, recorded and engineered by the band in their home studio (Control Volume Studios). With the exception of Anarchy – mixed by the notorious Fred Archambault (producer/engineer, Avenged Sevenfold) – all songs were mixed by guitarist Jon Russo.

“I’d wake up after 15 hours in the studio, with my ears hurting, and have to go in and do it again… all while working around my jobs,” says Jon.

One cannot question their dedication.

Prior to April 2012, all four members performed together in a previous group (Canobliss). Together in this group they achieved such accolades as three nominations for San Diego Music Awards; opening performances for legends Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, HellYeah, Biohazard, & more; as well as song placements on nearly 10 extreme sports and motorsports DVDs. They have toured across much of the United States already; with a fresh project and new album Fall To The Rising Sun in their hands, PSYCHOTHERMIA is ready to catch the wind. The fire is real…

Fall to the Rising Sun Tracklisting:
1) Fall to the Rising Sun
2) Warbly
3) Slash and Burn
4) Anarchy
5) Don’t Look Back
6) Here’s to the Angels
7) Crazy X
8) The Wrath
9) Straight Faced
10) Orlando
11) Self Inflicted Wound
12) The Fight

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