AT THE GATES & VOIVOD Take It Old School: Split 7″ EP

Having just wrapped up some touring in Asia, Scandinavia as well as through Spain, Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will soon be back on the road again in support of their much acclaimed comeback studio album and Century Media Records debut, At War With Reality. First up, AT THE GATES will embark on the Decibel Magazine Tour together with CONVERGE, PALLBEARER and label-mates VALLENFYRE across North America, starting March 27th.

See here for more details: http://www.decibelmagazinetour.com and also check out the tour-related cover feature for the current April issue of Decibel Magazine here: http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/april-2015-126 and a tour trailer here: http://youtu.be/v_heON7K9pU

To coincide with the start of the tour, AT THE GATES will release a very special split 7″ EP together with label-mates VOIVOD on April 6th. The 7″ EP will feature the AT THE GATES bonus track “Language Of The Dead” from the At War With Reality sessions (previously unreleased on vinyl!), while VOIVOD contribute the new song “We Are Connected”. The EP is “Double A-Sided” (meaning, each band has their own, reversible front-cover side!) and comes with artwork created for both bands by VOIVOD’s Michel “Away” Langevin.

The 7″ EP will be available in the following limited worldwide editions:

–1,000x copies black vinyl

–500x copies white vinyl

–500x copies transparent red vinyl

The 7″ EP will be on sale during AT THE GATES’ North American tour, but is also available for pre-order from CM Distro as of now. Get it here before it’s too late:http://smarturl.it/ATGVVsplitCMD

AT THE GATES were recently awarded with both a Swedish Grammy (“Grammis”, category: Best Hard Rock / Metal album) as well as with the Swedish independent music award “Manifest” for At War With Reality. The album entered national sales charts upon release in several countries: Sweden: #3, Germany: #25, USA: #53, Finland: #15, Austria: #39. Switzerland: #51, UK: #132, UK Rock Charts: #13, Belgium (Flemish): #78, Belgium (Wallonia): #162, Greece: #38, France: #119 and Japan (Oricon International): #17.

Promotional video links for At War With Reality are below:

“Heroes And Tombs”: http://youtu.be/ctXRhv90Gz8

Within Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/at-the-gates/heroes-and-tombs-official-video-video/2320747/

“Death And The Labyrinth”: http://youtu.be/hzjshF0TFm8

Within Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/at-the-gates/death-and-the-labyrinth-official-video-video/2310520/

Various physical formats of At War With Reality can be ordered from CM Distro in North America here: http://www.cmdistro.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=at+the+gates

See below for all upcoming AT THE GATES tour dates, including some recently announced festivals (updates marked *):

AT THE GATES – live 2015

Mar. 27, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 28, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 29, 2015 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 30, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 31, 2015 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 2, 2015 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 3, 2015 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 4, 2015 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Street / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 5, 2015 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 6, 2015 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 8, 2015 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 9, 2015 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 10, 2015 – Boston, MA – Royale / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 11, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 12, 2015 – New York, NY – Webster Hall / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE

May 1, 2015 – Örebro (Sweden) – Ritz + TRIBULATION
May 2, 2015 – Sundsvall (Sweden) – Pipeline + TRIBULATION
May 22, 2015 – Warszawa (Poland) – Progresja
May 23, 2015 – Kraków (Poland) – Studio
May 29, 2015 – Cape Town (South Africa) – The Mercury Live
May 30, 2015 – Johannesburg (South Africa) – Carfax Club
Jun. 16, 2015 – Rome (Italy) – Ippodromo Capannelle + SLIPKNOT *

Jun. 19, 2015 – Copenhagen (Denmark) – Copenhell Festival

Jun. 20, 2015 – Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop Metal Meeting

Jun. 21, 2015 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest

Jul. 3, 2015 – Hassleholm (Sweden) – Siestafestivalen

Jul. 16, 2015 – Tokaj (Hungary) – Kingdom of Hegyalja Festival *

Jul. 18, 2015 – Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands – G! Festival

Jul. 31, 2015 – Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air

Aug. 6, 2015 – Gävle (Sweden) – Getaway Rock Festival

Aug. 8, 2015 – Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 15, 2015 – Cetatea Rasnov (Romania) – Rockstadt Extreme Fest

Sept. 4, 2015 – Bogotá (Colombia) – Teatro Metropol *

Sept. 18, 2015 – Gothenburg (Sweden) – Liseberg

Nov. 7, 2015 – Leeds (UK) – Damnation Festival *

AT THE GATES online:

Century Media Records: Website | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | Myspace

TRAP THEM Release Fan-Filmed Live Footage

Hailed by Revolver as their “most dangerous declaration to date…contain(ing) some of the catchiest songs they’ve ever written,” TRAP THEM‘s long-awaited sophomore Prosthetic release “Blissfucker” is available now! A limited-edition clear vinyl variant is now available at independent record shops throughout America, so make sure to check your local shop to scoop one up before they’re gone! A list of participating stores can be found at this location.


Last week, the crust/punk/hardcore quartet performed live at the annual Copenhell Fest in Denmark. You can view a fan-filmed clip of TRAP THEM performing their new song “Lungrunners” from the festival below:

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Having teamed up once again with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Skeletonwitch) — who previously recorded the band’s groundbreaking 2011 release “Darker Handcraft” — TRAP THEM founders Ryan McKenney (vocals) and Brian Izzi (guitars) recorded “Blissfucker” at Godcity Studios with the addition of Brad Fickiesen (drums) and Galen Baudhuin (bass). “Blissfucker” contains 45 minutes of unrestrained, unmedicated, unapologetic displays of depression, desperation and blasphemy.

TRAP THEM will perform select dates along the East Coast over the summer, including both nights of this year’s Deathwish Fest alongside Converge. A full list of appearances can be found below:

7/18        Dover, NH – Sonny’s Tavern (w/ Coliseum)
7/19        Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Night Bazaar  (w/ Coliseum, Incendiary, White Widows Pact)
7/20        Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary (w/ Coliseum)
7/22        Cambridge, MA – Deathwish Fest (w/ Converge) @ Middle East Downstairs SOLD OUT
7/23        Cambridge, MA – Deathwish Fest (w/ Converge) @ Middle East Downstairs SOLD OUT

Pick up a copy of “BLISSFUCKER” here: 

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

SKELETONWITCH To Record New Album

Despite spending most of 2012 on the road in support of their critically acclaimed, Billboard-charting 2011 release Forever Abomination, including an intense headlining tour in which they played 63 shows in only 65 days, metal heathens SKELETONWITCH are showing no signs of slowing down, as the group has announced plans to record their fifth album in April with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Black Breath) at GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts.

The band checks in with the following update:

“Happy New Year! Hope everyone is off to a great start. First off, thanks to everyone who supported Skeletonwitch during this past year. We did some serious gigging in 2012, and your support on the road and of ‘Forever Abomination’ was overwhelming. We would be nowhere without you. It’s not just idle hands that do the devil’s work – we’re already deep in the process of writing a new record, which is shaping up to be quite an epic slab of metal, if we may say so ourselves. Keep an eye out for frequent updates. Drink it, smoke it, eat it!”

More information on the group’s new album, which is tentatively scheduled for a late summer/early fall release, will be revealed in the coming months.

 

DUNDERBEIST Upcoming Video Details

Norwegian hard rock sextet DUNDERBEIST will soon release a music video for their new single, Father Serpent, from their recently released album Songs of The Buried. 

The video was filmed in Hamar, Norway by Jens Haugen, with whom the band also recently worked with on their latest photo shoot. The video is said to feature “awesome scenery, snakes, cockroaches, a black stallion and the band doing what they do best — looking good!”

 

Songs of the Buried – a continuation of the band’s prior album, the acclaimed Black Arts & Crooked Tails – is currently available in the U.S. digitally via iTunes HERE.

The album was recorded in the band’s self-owned Pigsty Studio and mixed by guitarist Fredrik Ryber, while mastering was completed by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Converge, Kvelertak).

“the best elements from doom, thrash, black, death metal and even some rock n’ roll”

 “snappy hooks and tongue-in-cheek humor” – About.com

 

 

DUNDERBEIST Release New Album

Dunderbeist have released their 6th studio album Songs Of The Buried.

You can grab a copy exclusively on iTunes HERE!

Metalasfuck.net:

Songs Of The Buried provides a satisfying, triumphant listen for a Friday afternoon with the right amount of dark melody mixed in and still plenty of room for moshing along”

Dunderbeist have been at it for 6 years with the same amount of releases together with extensive touring. The Norwegian six headed locomotive embarks on their sixth release, their second one outside of Norway that follows their first international effort this year, Black Arts & Crooked Tails, with an album of great depth and sharper edges.

The album was like the previous ones recorded in Dunderbeist’s own pigsty studio in Hamar, Norway, mixed by guitarist Fredrik Ryberg. The mastering by Alan Douches ( Mastodon, Converge, Kvelertak) really puts the final signature on the sound, and contributes to erecting Songs of the Buried like a mighty beacon among  2012 metal releases.

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DECIBEL 100th Issue Celebration Show

Decibel Magazine

After much fevered online speculation, we’re finally ready to announce the headliner of Decibel‘s highly-anticipated 100th Issue Celebration Show. Four-time cover stars, Hall of Fame inductees for 2001 classic Jane Doe and constant presence in our Top 40 Albums of the Year feature any time they release an album, the mighty Converge will join Pig DestroyerMunicipal WasteRepulsionTombs and Evoken at Philadelphia‘s Union Transfer for this incredible one-off show on January 19.

Tickets for the 100th Issue Celebration Show are going fast, but for now are still available here, cheap, fast and easy. Remember that every attendee will receive a free, exclusive  Pig Destroyer flexi disc, which will not appear in the magazine.

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