REVOCATION Release New Video

Boston Metallers REVOCATION are stoked to premiere the video for their song Invidious.  The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show. Check out the exclusive premiere courtesy of VEVO HERE.

REVOCATION’s fourth album was released two weeks ago. The band came in at #158 on the Top 200 shifting just over 2600 copies. The album also came in at #4 on the Heatseekers Chart, #15 on the Hard Music Chart, #42 on the Independent Album Chart and #43 on the Rock Chart.

REVOCATION’s new album is streaming in full on their bandcamp page.

The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic Dyer’s Eve. Check it out HERE.

The album is now available for order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store.  The album is available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats. The album can be ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/2×78

REVOCATION took part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. They announced a handful of headline shows immediately following the tour.

REVOCATION will head to Europe this fall on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted. The tour kicks off September 18 and runs through October 10. A complete list of dates can be found below.

And once they return from Europe, the guys will return to the road for a tour with Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross and Diamond Plate. The dates start October 18 in San Francisco, CA and run through November 10 in Santa Ana, CA.

Updated REVOCATION news and tour information available at the Relapse Records website & the REVOCATION Facebook page.

Headline Dates:

8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center

8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard

8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store

8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

8/26 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

***European Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted***

9/18-Bochum GER @ Matrix

9/19-Paris  FR @ L’Empreinte

9/20-London UK @ Islington Academy

9/21-Manchester  UK @ NQ Live

9/22-Glasgow UK  @ Cathouse

9/24-Brussels  BE @ Magasin 4

9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak

9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben

9/28-Gothenburg  SWE @ Sticky Fingers

9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee

9/30-Copenhagen  DK @ Lille Vega

10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet

10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo       

10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39

10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island

10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene

10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel

10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl

10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum

10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp

***US Tour with Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross and Diamond Plate***

10/18: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

10/19: Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky

10/20: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage

10/21: Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater

10/23: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog

10/24: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

10/25: Dallas, TX @ South by So What

10/26: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room

10/27: St. Louis, MO @ FuBar

10/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall

10/30: Springfield, VA @ Empire

10/31: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

11/1: Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13

11/2: Boston, MA @ Middle East

11/3: Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques

11/4: Toronto, ON @ Opera House

11/5: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s

11/7: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

11/8: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

11/9: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point

11/10: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

12/7-Santurce, Puerto Rico @ La Respuesta

this is meat-and-potatoes thrash metal–albeit, Wagyu steak and La Bonnotte potatoes” – Decibel

“It’s a home-run, the kind of album that will get kids into metal and make metal fans high five. We can’t recommend it highly enough” – MetalSucks

“Literally, this album has everything to make a metalhead like myself happy while also presenting a ton of original riffs and grooves that will no doubt bring in newcomers” – New Noise Magazine

“from the get-go they grab you by the throat” – Outburn

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RAMMING SPEED Post Studio Footage

Check out the first clip of behind-the-scenes studio footage from Boston grinders RAMMING SPEED, which features video of their drum-tracking session at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Skeletonwitch, Converge, Black Breath) below.Watch the Video

Having just finished touring alongside Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood and Revocation, RAMMING SPEED will hit the road once again tonight, this time with Valient Thorr and Gypsyhawk. Full details can be found below. Lauded as “one of the hardest-working bands in heavy metal” (Noisecreep), the band will also be hosting a series of shopping spree-style contests along the way at select record stores. Watch the over-the-top hilarious infomercial about the contests HERE for more details.

RAMMING SPEED’s Prosthetic debut Doomed To Destroy, Destined to Die — out June 25 — was described as an “aural feast” by Decibel, who described the band’s new music as “a pinch of D-beat, some grindcore and a little death metal.” Check out a lyric video for Grinding Dissent here, or stream the title track here. You can pre-order the album on a variety of options including CD, LP (including a mail-order exclusive clear haze/neon green variant) or cassette tape along with an exclusive t-shirt featuring the new album’s cover artwork at the Prosthetic web shop: http://www.indiemerch.com/prostheticrecords/band/ramming-speed

LIVE DATES:
6/12   Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall %
6/13   Richmond, VA – Kingdom %
6/14   Baltimore, MD – Wind-up %
6/15   West Chester, PA – The Note %
6/16   Boston, MA – Great Scott %
6/17   New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall %
6/18   Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus %
6/19   Rochester, NY – Bug Jar %
6/20   Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups %
6/21   Detroit, MI – The Shelter %
6/22   Chicago, IL – Reggies %
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

ANCIENT VVISDOM Announce Tour

Austin-based heavy occult rock group ANCIENT VVISDOM just revealed plans for a upcoming U.S. headlining trek, the Pagan Summer Tour, which will also feature psychedelic rockers The Saint James Society with select appearances from fellow occult rockers Bloody Hammers. A trailer for the tour can be viewed below or shared via YouTubehttp://youtu.be/FVlDqZdUhrc

Watch the Video

Praised for its “churning, dark skeletal songs” while being compared to “the folky grunge of Alice in Chains” by the New York Times, ANCIENT VVISDOM’s sophomore release, Deathlike, captivated the media and fans alike. Mixed and mastered by engineer/co-producer Jason Buntz along with partner Jack Control (Jet, The Darkness), Deathlike was recorded utilizing primitive and unique percussion such as bones, bullets, machetes and railroad spikes to formulate a hauntingly archaic sound. The music video for the album’s title track can be viewed HERE.
PAGAN SUMMER TOUR rituals:

8/4    Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds #

8/5    New Orleans,LA – Siberia #

8/6    Atlanta, GA – Purgatory ^

8/7    Nashville, TN – Exit In ^

8/8    Richmond, VA – Strange Matter ^

8/9    Baltimore, MD – Side Bar ^

8/10  New York, NY – Saint Vitus ^

8/12  Burlington, VT –  Metal Mondays @ Nectar’s #

8/13  Montreal, QC – Divan Orange #

8/14  Boston, MA – Great Scott #

8/15  Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie #

8/16  Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class #

8/17  Columbus, OH – Double Happiness #

# with The Saint James Society

^ with The Saint James Society & Bloody Hammer

For tickets & more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/AVVFB

RAMMING SPEED Stream New Track, Reveal Album Info

Grinding Dissent is a track from RAMMING SPEED’s Kurt Ballou-tracked Prosthetic debut, Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die, due out June 25 on CD, LP, cassette and digital download.

The band commented on the track as follows:

Grinding Dissent is largely about America’s facade of righteousness and freedom. A government that is ‘for the people’ may or may not have originally been the goal, but in this day and age, it’s obvious that protest and free speech aren’t welcome. Our police departments have military-grade weapons turned on civilians to keep us quiet while politicians smile and shake hands behind closed doors. Musically. the song starts off with punishing D-beat and ends with Ferrari-sized, Piña Colada-chugging twin guitar riffage! Put this shit on 11, crack a beer and scream at the sun.”

Head to PROSTHETIC’s web store now to check out pre-order packages for Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die, which include a mail-order exclusive clear haze/neon green vinyl variant along with an exclusive t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt featuring the album’s artwork, featured above. The band is living up to their reputation as “one of the hardest-working bands in heavy metal” (Noisecreep) on a tour with Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood and Revocation; they will continue to tour the US with Valient Thorr and Gypsyhawk throughout the rest of the summer.

A lyric video for Grinding Dissent, a new song by Boston thrashers RAMMING SPEED, can be seen below or directly on YouTube HERE.

Catch RAMMING SPEED live below:

5/01    Middletown, NY – Sound Asylum ^
5/02    Rochester, NY – Bug Jar ^
5/03    Toronto, ON – Opera House ^
5/04    Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class *
5/05    Buffalo, NY  – TBA
5/06    Syracuse, NY – Badlands II
6/12    Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall %
6/13    Richmond, VA – Kingdom %
6/14    Baltimore, MD – Wind-up %
6/15    West Chester, PA – The Note %
6/16    Boston, MA – Great Scott %
6/17    New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall %
6/18    Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus %
6/19    Rochester, NY – Bug Jar %
6/20    Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups %
6/21    Detroit, MI – The Shelter %
6/22    Chicago, IL – Reggies %
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 Goatwhore & 3 Inches of Blood & Revocation
* with 3 Inches Of Blood
% with Valient Thorr & Gypsyhawk

 

VALIENT THORR To Release New Album, Tour Dates

Chapel Hill, North Carolina hard rock heavyweights VALIENT THORR will release their highly anticipated sixth studio album Our Own Masters on June 18 via Volcom Entertainment. Recorded at Ronnie Jone Sound Studios in Athens, GA and produced, engineered and mixed by Kyle Spence of experimental rockers Harvey Milk, Our Own Masters shines a bright light on VALIENT THORR’s singular sound, delivering twelve tracks of balls-to-the-wall rock that yearns to be played at full volume.

VALIENT THORR in the studio (photos: G. Copeland)

Formed in 2000, VALIENT THORR plays loud, fast heavy music – influenced by both metal and punk – that draws creatively from touchstones such as AC/DC, Thin Lizzy and the MC5 (Motörhead might also be a point of reference here, though more in spirit than in sound). The band has a stranglehold on amped-up hard rock and stripped-down heavy metal, barnstorming stages across the world with its catchy, ass-kicking riffs, unmatched energy, fist-pumping anthems and hyper-agitated live show, led by front man and ringleader Valient Himself, whose highly entertaining, heady lyrics (the singer was once a college professor) become a call to arms for the band’s legions of devoted fans – nicknamed the “Thorriors” – that assemble in chapters and track the band from show to show, town to town. VALIENT THORR is a group that averages between 200 and 250 live shows a year, be it on stage as beloved headliners exposing the world to developing new acts (see Royal Thunder, Red Fang) or criss-crossing the globe as special guests of peers such as Mastodon, Motörhead and Misfits.

Our Own Masters is a triumphant display of crescendo-ing riffs, rousing vocals and canyon-wide grooves and a record set to remind the world why VALIENT THORR’s high voltage
concoction of rock, metal and punk and formidable reputation proceeds them for a reason. The record’s wild, extraterrestrial cover artwork (shown above) is taken from a 1975 painting by John Aylward, father of VALIENT THORR drummer Jason Aylward.

North Carolina Metal Band Readies First New Studio Album in Three Years; Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

Track listing:

1.) Immaculate Consumption
2.) Master Collider
3.) Manipulation
4.) No Strings Attached
5.) Life Hands You Demons
6.) Torn Apart
7.) Cerberus
8.) Good News Bad News
9.) Insatiable
10.) Crowd Pleaser
11.) Nervous Energy
12.) Call Off the Dogs

In celebration of the release of Our Own Masters, VALIENT THORR will launch a U.S. headlining tour, set to kick off on June 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two dozen city trek will run through July 6 and feature support from Los Angeles’ GYPSYHAWK and Boston’s RAMMING SPEED. The just-announced dates are as follows:

VALIENT THORR Our Own Masters U.S. Headlining Tour:
      with special guests Gypsyhawk and Ramming Speed

     June 12     Charlotte, NC               Tremont Music Hall  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 13     Richmond, VA              Kingdom  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 14     Baltimore, MD              Wind-Up  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 15     West Chester, PA         The Note  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 16     Boston, MA                  Great Scott
     June 17     New York, NY               The Studio at Webster Hall  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 18     Brooklyn, NY                Saint Vitus
     June 19     Rochester, NY              Bugjar
     June 20     Columbus, OH              Ace Of Cups  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 21     Detroit, MI                    The Shelter
     June 22     Chicago, IL                   Reggie’s
     June 24     Minneapolis, MN           7th St Entry  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 25     Kansas City, MO           Riot Room  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 26     Tulsa, OK                     Downtown Lounge
     June 27     Dallas, TX                     Three Links  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 28     Houston, TX                  Fitzgerald’s  (tickets on sale HERE)
     June 29     Austin, TX                     Red 7
     June 30     New Orleans, LA           Siberia
     July 1        Pensacola, FL              Vinyl Music Hall
     July 2        Gainesville, FL              High Dive  (tickets on sale HERE)
     July 3        Tampa, FL                    The Orpheum  (tickets on sale HERE)
     July 4        Orlando, FL                   Will’s Pub
     July 5        Atlanta, GA                   The Earl  (tickets on sale HERE)
     July 6        Raleigh, NC                   King’s Barcade
VALIENT THORR online

 

Threshold of Pain Records Launch

(Boston, Massachusetts) – Nefarious Realm Productions officially launched their imprint vinyl label, Threshold of Pain Records. The specialty label makes it’s debut with four releases that have not yet seen a release on wax and with plans to release several more albums and splits later this year. The vinyl only label will be concentrating on releasing very limited edition, very high quality, and very special releases spanning genres. With releases from SEEMLESS, ABNORMALITY, EARTHRISE, and ORWELL slated for a May 21 release, Threshold of Pain Records takes its first step as a label.

Nefarious Realm boss, Threshold of Pain Records owner and megalomaniacal Masshole, Matt Darcy commented upon starting the label:

“I’ve been collecting limited vinyl copies for the past couple years now. With most music being obtained digitally, the feeling of owning a piece of music is dwindling. I remember flipping through a booklet and being able to smell the paper and ink while gazing upon photos and artwork. With this label, I’m bringing those feelings back, that sense of holding a piece of music that then becomes priceless to you. Which each release being the highest of quality, all will include something special with it’s respected release, never before seen photos, expanded artwork, etchings, and posters… These records will be more than a piece of wax, these records will be pristine keepsakes that will be priceless to the owners as well as trophies to the musicians who created the music.”

The first four releases include the 2004 SEEMLESS self titled, which was then re-released the following year through Equal Vision Records. The vinyl version will see the fan favorite Haze which was left off the 2005 re-issue. SEEMLESS, the group formed by ex-Shadows Fall/Unearth drummer Derek Kerswill, Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, ex-Overcast/current Death Ray Vision guitarist Pete Cortese, and ex-Medium bassist Jeff Fultz made a splash coming out of the metalcore saturated as a heavy rock group with southern feel in the mid-2000’s before disbanding in 2009.

EARTHRISE is a sonic wall of post-metal drunken sludge hailing from Minneapolis, MN, released an audio onslaught that mimics the experience of being inebriated in outer space. Eras Lost is over 50 minutes of post-metal that meets experimental hardcore elements.

ORWELL is a continuously progressing metal band from all over the Midwest. Existing in various forms since 2005, the band recently saw their most successful and far-reaching release so far with 2011′s AVOHFASIH. which is an acronym for A View of Heaven From A Seat In Hell. This new album found the band exploring art as whole with their music, presentation, and their live show.

ABNORMALITY, formed in 2005, is an extreme metal band hailing from Massachusetts. Purveying a female fronted violent hybrid of the heaviest subgenres in metal, taking from a wide range of influences, ABNORMALITY mixes technicality and speed with devastating grooves delivering a brutal sonic experience that death metal fans cannot deny. Contaminating the Hive Mind, originally released in June of 2012 through Sevared Records unleashes eight tracks of pummeling death metal that will please all that will lend an ear.

For further updates, details, and pre-order information, please visit www.thresholdofpainrecords.com

 

ZOZOBRA Announce New Album Details

Brutal Panda Records
(Boston, MA) – ZOZOBRA have revealed the details behind their latest release Savage Masters, due out April 2 on LP/Digital via Brutal Panda Records.

The brainchild of Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Old Man Gloom), ZOZOBRA formed in 2006 and quickly released two crushing full-lengths of atmospheric sludge metal, Harmonic Tremors (2007) and Bird of Prey (2008). Now five years later, the band has re-emerged with Savage Masters, their most aggressive and straightforward release to date.  Bursting out the gate with a bold, determined purpose, Savage Masters is an unrelenting fury of post-hardcore ferocity and sludge-tinged amplifier crunch. This release, featuring long-time Cave In bandmates Adam McGrath (guitars) and J.R. Conners (drums), proves once and for all that ZOZOBRA are a veritable force to be reckoned with. Savage Masters was produced and recorded by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Pelican) and contains stunning artwork by English alchemist Glyn Smyth (Unearthly Trance, Wolves in the Throne Room, Cough).

The track Black Holes is available for streaming here and a preview of the album art plus pre-order packages are available here with digital pre-orders available here.

Additionally, the band announced a co-headlining Northeast tour with label-mates KOWLOON WALLED CITY, set to begin on April 6 in Brooklyn, NY. Click on the TOUR DATES tab (above) to view list of live dates.www.brutalpandarecords.com