SEPTICFLESH Unveil Final “Making Of” Video

Just in time for the release of their highly anticipated new album “Titan,” the Greek symphonic death metal quartet SEPTICFLESH — who kicked off their long-awaited North American tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse this week — unveiled the final video in their behind-the-scenes “making-of” series.

 

Watch as they add the final touches to the recording alongside the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zH895sREjI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

“Titan” — the band’s Prosthetic debut — has been lauded as “the music of a Biblical apocalypse” (About.com/HeavyMetal) while scoring a near-perfect rating from Outburn, who praised its “grand symphonic orchestration and thunderous percussion.”

Mixed and mastered by acclaimed producer Logan Mader (Gojira, Fear Factory, Cavalera Conspiracy), “Titan” consists of 10 epic, resounding tracks the band self-describes as “the ultimate death metal soundtrack for your darkest dreams.”

Pick up a copy of “Titan” on 2 CD Digi-pak (featuring an extra disc of five orchestral bonus tracks) or Gatefold 2 LP from the band at one of their upcoming co-headlining shows throughout North America with Fleshgod Apocalypse, or from the Prosthetic webstore HERE. Digital downloads are also available now via iTunes (Standard / Deluxe) and Amazon MP3 (Standard/Deluxe).

CONQUERORS OF THE WORLD TOUR DATES
6/24       New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
6/25       Cambridge, MA – Middle East #
6/26       Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus #
6/27       Toronto, ON – Opera House #
6/28       Lakewood, OH – The Foundry #
6/29       Chicago, IL – Reggie’s #
6/30       Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock #
7/1         Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre #
7/3         Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room #
7/4         Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre #
7/5         Seattle, WA – Studio Seven #
7/6         Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge #
7/7         Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House #
7/8         West Hollywood, CA — House of Blues #
7/9         Las Vegas, NV – LVCS #
7/10       Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto #
7/11       Albuquerque, NM – Blackwater Music #
7/12       Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
7/13       Guadalajara, MX – Calle 2
7/14       Mexico City, MX – El Plaza Condesa
# with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Black Crown Initiate, Necronomicon

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No Souls, No Minds Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Dendritic Arbor and Haethen Set to Infect 15 Cities with Extreme Blackened Rage

The month of November will see two of Pennsylvania’s hardest working underground acts set forth on a trek to decimate 15 cities throughout the East Coast and Central US. Pittsburgh’s Blackened Crust Grinders Dendritic Arbor and Philadelphia’s Black Metal Horde Haethen kick the No Souls, No Minds Tour off in Pittsburgh today, November 1, and will commence in leaving a path of entrails throughout the eastern half of the US, capping off the tour with show in Philadelphia, PA

A complete list of dates can be found below.

No Souls, No Minds Tour

Dendritic Arbor & Haethen – No Souls, No Minds Tour 2013

11/01: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Shop w/ Complete Failure, Wrought Iron

11/02: Dayton, OH @ Blind Bobs

11/03: Indianapolis, IN @ Beale Street Live w/ Lysura, Burn the Army

11/04: Chicago, IL @ Grandbar

11/05: Milwaukee, WI @ Power Plant

11/06: Louisville, KY @ The Hay Market

11/07: Nashville, TN @ TBA

11/08: Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggos w/ Double Suns

11/09: New Orleans, LA @ United Bakery w/ Sacridose

11/11: Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot w/ Cesspool, Spectercide, Severed Faith

11/12: Columbia, SC @ USC Metal Cock Radio (Special Live On-Air Performance)

11/13: Fayetteville, NC @ TBA

11/14: Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile

11/15: Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar w/ Dweller In the Valley, Xeukrate

11/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Cha Cha Razzi w/ Hivelords, Ashencult

For more on the bands, hit up the links below. 

 Dendritic Arbor is set to release a split 7” with El Paso’s Blackened Crust miscreants Communion of Thieves in early 2014 by way of Unholy Anarchy Records.

Be sure to check in periodically HERE for updates.

Check out Dendritic Arbor’s debut EP, Sylvan Matriarch, HERE

“I found the whole EP fascinating, wildly creative, and extremely destructive” – No Clean Singing

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CHURCH OF MISERY Announce North American Tour Dates

Church of Misery, Japan’s finest doom export, has announced that their upcoming headlining tour dates for this fall in the United States will now begin on November 1 in Chicago, IL. Issues beyond the band’s control had forced the band to reschedule the first half of the tour, which will now conclude on December 15 in Milwaukee, WI.

To preview the live experience awaiting fans on this tour, watch the video for “Brother Bishop” at metalblade.com/churchofmisery.

Tour dates can be seen below, as well as on facebook.com/churchofmiserydoom.

Thy Kingdom Scum” was written and recorded by Tatsu Mikami, Junji Narita, Ikume Kawabe, and Hideki Fukasawa and features the return of the band’s original vocalist, Hideki Fukasawa. The album has been praised as one of the best doom releases of 2013, with Decibel Magazine declaring it has “some of the wickedest doom grooves since Black Sabbath 40 years ago… it’s resounding proof that no one right now-not even the reunited Sabbath with a newly wound-up Ozzy-can come close to the gargantuan swing of the mighty Church of Misery.”

Terrorizer Magazine adds that “Thy Kingdom Scum” is a “very welcome return of Hideki Fukasawa on vocals (and synth too)… reaching Anselmo-like drawling lows.”


CHURCH OF MISERY
Wizard Rifle (11/24-12/6), Saviours (11/27-12/6)
Bloody Hammers (11/1-11/23), Against the Grain (11/1-11/23)
11/01 Chicago, IL Ultra Lounge
11/02 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co.
11/03 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
11/04 Indianapolis, IN Beale Street Live
11/06 Pittsburgh, PA 31st St Pub
11/07 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
11/08 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
11/09 Ottawa, QC Mavericks
11/10 Montreal, QC IL Motore
11/11 Providence, RI AS220
11/12 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
11/13 Richmond, VA Kingdom
11/14 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
11/16 Atlanta, GA EARL
11/17 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
11/18 Austin, TX Mohawk
11/19 Dallas, TX Club Dada
11/22 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
11/23 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
11/24 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
11/25 Fresno, CA Audie’s Olympic
11/26 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
11/27 Oakland, CA The Opera House
11/29 San Jose The Blank Club
11/30 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
12/01 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
12/03 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
12/04 Portland, OR Rotture
12/05 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown
12/06 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw Theater
12/08 Calgary, AB The Palomino
12/09 Edmonton, AB The Pawn Shop
12/10 Saskatoon, SK Amigos
12/11 Regina, SK The Exchange
12/12 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
12/13 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
12/14 Minneapolis, MN The Triple Rock
12/15 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club

http://www.metalblade.com/churchofmisery
http://www.churchofmisery.net

NERO DI MARTE Unveil Music Video, Announce Tour with GORGUTS, ORIGIN

Italian atmospheric metal virtuosos NERO DI MARTE have unveiled a brand new music video for “Time Dissolves,” the second track off of their self-titled debut, via Revolver Magazine. The six-minute video can be seen on RevolverMag.com HERE or viewed below.
Having previously performed in Europe alongside acts including Godflesh, Carcass, Immolation, Cynic, Decapitated, Red Fang and Svart Crown, the band is excited to announce their first-ever North American tour this winter with Canadian technical death legends Gorguts and Origin. Tickets go on sale this Friday (Oct. 11). 
NERO DI MARTE’s self-titled debut was recorded at Regrexion Studios in Italy with producer Michele Transforini, while the mixing and mastering was completed at Studio73 with producer Riccardo “Paso” Pasini (Ephel Duath, Extrema). Released in March of this year, the album received high ratings from the press, including a 4/5 star review from Revolver (which described the band as “a gifted and talented love child of Leviathan-era Mastodon and latter-day Death”).

Watch the Video

NERO DI MARTE with GORGUTS & ORIGIN

12/11 Burlington, VT–  Nectar’s
12/12 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
12/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
12/14 Columbus, OH– Alrosa Villa
12/15 Chicago, IL– Cobra Lounge
12/17 Toronto, ON- Wreck Room
12/18 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
12/19 Quebec City, QC– Cégep de Limoilou
12/20 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
12/21 Brooklyn, NY– Saint Vitus
Grab a copy of the release on CD directly from the Prosthetic webstore HERE or digitally via iTunes today!

For more information, please visit: www.nerodimarte.com

 

HIGH ON FIRE Announce Additional Dates

The previously announced Scion A/V presented HIGH ON FIRE tour, which sees the California power trio joined by Norwegian hard rock crew Kvelertak, has added an additional twelve dates to the incendiary extravaganza with newly announced stops in BostonTorontoChicago and San Francisco amongst others.

As part of the Scion A/V-sponsored tour, HIGH ON FIRE will release a new single titled “Slave The Hive” on October 16, marking the first new music from the California metal champions since the spring 2012 release of De Vermis Mysteriis. A limited edition 7-inch will be available at all tour dates with a video for the song to be released simultaneously.

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High on Fire – “Fertile Green” (Official Video)

Norwegian thrash-metal sextet Kvelertak, who have had one of 2013’s buzziest hard rock releases with the Kurt Ballou (Converge) produced album Meir, will open all dates. Doomriders (Nov. 10 to 23), Pack of Wolves (Nov. 25 – 27) and Windhand (Nov. 29 to Dec. 12) will be featured as the evening opener on different legs of the tour.

A Twitter (Twitter.com/ScionAV) sweepstakes will be ongoing throughout the tour, with two pairs being given away per show.

Scion AV presents: HIGH ON FIRE:
Kvelertak support on all dates; Evening openers rotate: Doomriders – Nov. 10 to 23, Pack of Wolves – Nov. 25-27 and Windhand – Nov. 29 to Dec. 12.  

* New dates are in italics

November 10    Atlanta, GA               Masquerade
November 11    Asheville, NC             Orange Peel
November 12    Washington, DC        Rock & Roll Hotel
     November 13    Philadelphia, PA        Underground Arts
November 15    New York, NY            Webster Hall
November 16    Boston, MA               The Middle East 
     November 17    Montreal, QC             Corona Theatre
     November 18    Toronto, ON               Opera House
     November 19    Detroit, MI                 Crofoot Ballroom
     November 20    Columbus, OH           A&R Music Bar
     November 22    Chicago, IL                Metro
November 17    Montreal, QC             Corona Theatre
November 23    Sauget, IL                  Pop’s
November 25    Houston, TX               House of Blues
November 26    Dallas, TX                  Tree’s

November 27    Austin, TX                 Mohawk (outside)
November 29    Lawrence, KS            Granada Theatre
November 30    Minneapolis, MN        First Avenue
December 2     Winnipeg, MB            West End Cultural Center
December 4     Edmonton, AB            Starlite Room
December 5     Calgary, AB                Republik
December 7     Vancouver, BC            Venue Vancouver
December 8     Seattle, WA               El Corazon
December 9     Portland, OR              Hawthorne Theater
December 11    San Francisco, CA     Regency Center Grand Ballroom
December 12    Los Angeles, CA        El Rey Theatre

Tickets for the newly announced dates are on sale on September 13 with Chicago on sale on September 14. Tickets for the previously released dates are on sale now.

HIGH ON FIRE just released the first official live recordings of its career with the two volume set Spitting Fire Live, which has been hailed as “high-volume intensity” by the Austin Chronicle, “hot as the infernos” by Pitchfork and a “documentation of the band’s undiminished ferocity onstage” by the SF Weekly.

Recorded over a two evening NYC headlining stint at both NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg last winter, Spitting Fire Live showcases HIGH ON FIRE at its incendiary best, containing songs from each of the band’s critically acclaimed studio albums including last year’s celebrated De Vermis Mysteriis.

 About HIGH ON FIRE:

Universally recognized as one of the most potent acts in music today, HIGH ON FIRE creates modern heavy metal that merges primal fury and aggression, hesher bombast and hall of fame heaviness.  Described as “a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume,” HIGH ON FIRE has rewritten the hard rock rule book since its formation in 1998, forging a style and sound that is both critically celebrated and absolutely unique. The group features vocalist and cult guitar hero Matt Pike — also a founding member of the famed underground band SLEEP — along with powerhouse drummer Des Kensel and talented bassist Jeff MatzPike was named as one of Rolling Stone‘s “New Guitar Gods” and is one of rock’s most charismatic figures. HIGH ON FIRE‘s latest album De Vermis Mysteriis was released on April 3, 2012.

Updated news and tour information available via HIGH ON FIRE online (website / facebook) and ACTION! PR online (website / facebook / twitter)

 

ESOTERIC to Embark on North American Tour

Legendary UK doom pioneers ESOTERIC have revealed more details about their forthcoming North American tour, and added additional dates. The tour, which starts on September 20 in Soda Springs, CA, will run for two weeks before ending on October 5 in Cambridge, MA. New tour dates have been announced in Chicago, IL at Reggie’s and Cambridge MA, at T.T. The Bear’s Place. The tour will see support from Saturnalia Temple (SWE) and Velnias (CO). A full list of tour dates can be found below.

ESOTERIC recently announced a rare appearance at this year’s Stella Natura Festival. The Stella Natura festival runs from September 20 through the 22 and is located in the Sierra Nevada’s Tahoe National Forest. The festival will see ESOTERIC perform alongside bands like WARDRUNA (NO), STARGAZER (AU), JARBOE, LOSS, WORM OUROBOROS, and more. Further information can be found at the Stella Natura website.

ESOTERIC is touring in support of their latest album, titled ‘Paragon of Dissonance’ (November,  2011) The album is streaming in its entirety at the official ESOTERIC Bandcamp page.

ESOTERIC trace their underground roots back to 1992. The Birmingham, UK-based outfit have been pushing the limits of sonic intensity for more than 20 years. From the mind-bending darkness of their 90’s double albums ‘Epistemological Despondency’ and the ‘Pernicious Enigma’, to the expansive epic doom found on their new album ‘Paragon of Dissonance’, ESOTERIC have never compromised their initial aim – to drown unsuspecting listeners in an oppresive ocean of distortion.

Updated ESOTERIC news and tour information available through the Season of Mist website, and the ESOTERIC website and Facebook page.

ESOTERIC TOUR DATES

*All dates with Velnias (CO) and Saturnalia Temple (SWE)

9/20 – 9/22 : Soda Springs, CA (Stella Natura Festival)

9/23 : Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon

9/24 : Seattle, WA @ The Highline w/ Anhedonist

9/25 : Boise, ID @ The Shredder w/ Uzala

9/26 : Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe w/ Moon of Delirium

9/27 : Colorado Springs, CO @ The Zodiac w/ Stoic Dissention

9/28 : Chicago, IL @ Reggies

9/30 : Indianpolis, IN @ Beale Street Live w/ Black Goat of the Woods

10/1 : Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

10/2 : Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s

10/3 : Baltimore, MA @ The Metro Gallery w/ Oak

10/4 : New York City, NY @ St. Vitus Bar w/ Black Anvil and Evoken

10/5 : Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bear’s Place w/ Evoken

TRUCKFIGHT​ERS U.S. Tour Underway

Örebro, Sweden fuzz frontrunners TRUCKFIGHTERS have announced a U.S. headlining tour in support of their forthcoming new EP The Chairman. The highly respected trio – called “the best band that’s ever existed” by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme – kicked off a U.S. trek on August 19 in Brooklyn, NY. The two week trip hit Philadelphia (August 20), Chicago (August 24), Los Angeles (August 27), Tucson (August 31) and more showcasing TRUCKFIGHTERS incredibly fuzz-tastic and electric live performance.


The U.S. return of TRUCKFIGHTERS marks the band’s first stateside shows since their highly successful, first-ever U.S. tour in the summer of 2011 which saw the high-energy trio called “an appealing mix of fuzz-wreathed boogie and heavy-lidded hooks” by Time Out New York, “unbelievable” by the Philadelphia City Paper, “righteously-riffed” by the Aquarian Weekly and “fuzz, pedal-soaked, psych-rock-influenced stoner-metal rock-and-roll that should whip fans who like artists such as Kyuss, Orange Goblin, Wolfmother and Pentagram into an immediate frenzy” by the Dayton City Paper.

TRUCKFIGHTERS U.S. tour dates:

August 21         New York, NY          ** Secret Show **
August 22         Dayton, OH             Blind Bob’s Bar  /  21+, $10
August 23         Rock Island, IL        RIBCO   /  21+, $12
August 24         Chicago, IL             Reggies Rock Club   /  17+, $8
August 24         Chicago, IL             Bash On Wabash Street fest   / All Ages, $5
August 25         Milwaukee, WI        Cactus Club    /  21+, $10
August 26         Cedar Rapids, IA     Chez Beavun’s Garden of Fuzz  / All Ages, FREE Show!
August 27         Los Angeles, CA     The Satellite   /  21+, $10
August 29         San Diego, CA        The Griffin    /  21+, $10
August 30         Palm Desert, CA     The Hood Bar    /  21+, $5
August 31         Tucson, AZ             The Rock   /  All Ages, $10
September 1     Indio, CA                 Indio Performing Arts Center  /  21+, $10

Formed in 2001, TRUCKFIGHTERS’ are already a well known name in Europe, having released three critically acclaimed LPs and performing over 300 live gigs across the continent. The group’s music has been described as “classic desert rock” calling for comparison to fellow Swedes DOZER as well as U.S. legends such as the mighty Kyuss and Fu Manchu, the latter with whom TRUCKFIGHTERS toured extensively with in Europe.  After releasing a pair of EPs and a split LP in the early 2000’s, the group released their debut album Gravity X in 2005. The band’s sophomore album Phi was released in 2007 and in 2009 TRUCKFIGHTERS released the LP Mania, which has become a “modern classic” in underground rock circles. The album featured the single and video “Con of Man” (view at this location) and garnered the trio a spotlight on the MTV Sweden show Fuzz.

TRUCKFIGHTERS (Fuzzomentary) Trailer 2011TRUCKFIGHTERS features Ozo (Oskar Cedermalm; vocals and bass), Dango (Niklas Källgren; guitar) and Pezo (Oscar Johansson; drums).

Updated news and tour information available via ACTION! PR online: (website), (facebook), (twitter).

“Truckfighters blast your ears with their unique take on modern rock”  – METAL HAMMER

“the power and charm to make society grind to a halt” – KERRANG!

“Putting more rock energy into a single performance than a good proportion of bands do into a career’s worth of shows” – TERRORIZER