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

 

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MOTÖRHEAD Premieres New Track

Adrenaline PRMOTÖRHEAD is releasing another brand new track from their upcoming 21st studio album, Aftershock, entitled Queen Of The Damned. The track is streaming exclusively via Loudwire.com now, and is a fast head-banger full of killer riffage – just what MOTÖRHEAD is known for being best at!

Listen here.

And damned you will be if you do not pick up Aftershock — at least in the eyes of guitarist Phil Campbell, who offers up his sentiments to those who ignore the band’s new album, saying, “If you don’t check out our new record, you’re a wanker!”

Drummer Mikkey Dee adds,

“Finally everyone! Aftershock in da house! I think we have a very special new MOTÖRHEAD album for you to hear, a great step forward from the last few albums! I just FUCKIN love it!”

MOTÖRHEAD recently announced their upcoming official listening party, taking place at the world-famous Rainbow Bar & Grill located at 9015 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The event is taking place on Friday, October 18 from 9:00-11:00 PM, upstairs.

Come listen to the brand new MOTÖRHEAD album Aftershock before it’s released on October 22, enjoy free Rainbow Pizza and win MOTÖRHEAD prizes! The first 100 MOTÖRHEAD fans get in free!

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AftershockMOTÖRHEAD’s mammoth 21st studio album, hits stores in North America on October 22, 2013 via UDR Music. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Aftershock is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years.

You can pre-order the next chapter of MOTÖRHEAD’s legendary catalog now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available for pre-order now in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP) format (digital coming soon).

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

 

WARBRINGER Announce European Tour with ICED EARTH, Album Pre-Order

In light of the upcoming release of the bands fourth studio album, IV: Empires Collapse, Los Angeles based WARBRINGER are now pleased to announce their return to Europe with Metal icons ICED EARTH and ELM STREET. This tour will follow their full U.S. tour with KREATOR and OVERKILL. Dates listed below.

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Check out the short online-commercial for IV: Empires Collapse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1p8bkkiQ20&feature=youtu.be

Previously, a lyric video for the song “Hunter-Seeker” off the upcoming album was launched.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BfxYMI8L9Q

WARBRINGER‘s IV: Empires Collapse album can be pre-ordered from CM Distro in its different formats (Standard CD, limited Digipak CD+DVD, standard black LP including poster, limited colored LP including poster, Shirt but also as T-Shirt/CD bundles) here:  

http://smarturl.it/warbringer-CMD

**Note:  The Joint show is Warbringers CD release party in Los Angeles and is not part of the Kreator & Overkill Tour.   

KREATOR, OVERKILL & WARBRINGER – U.S. Tour 2014

10/19/2013 The Joint LA** Los Angeles CA
10/30/2013 Soundstage Baltimore MD
10/31/2013 The Trocadero Philadelphia PA
11/1/2013 The Palladium Worcester MA
11/2/2013 Club Soda Montreal QC
11/3/2013 Opera House Toronto ON
11/4/2013 Altar Bar Pittsburgh PA
11/5/2013 Al Rosa Villa Columbus OH
11/6/2013 Mojoes Joliet IL
11/7/2013 Granada Lawrence KS
11/8/2013 Gothic Theater Englewood CO
11/9/2013 In The Venue Salt Lake City UT
11/11/2013 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver BC
11/12/2013 El Corazon Seattle WA
11/13/2013 Hawthorne Theatre Portland OR
11/14/2013 Fillmore San Francisco CA
11/15/2013 The Grove Anaheim CA
11/16/2013 Marquee Theatre Tempe AZ
11/17/2013 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque NM
11/18/2013 Trees Dallas TX
11/19/2013 Backstage Live San Antonio TX
11/21/2013 Diamond Pub & Billiards Louisville KY
11/22/2013 Empire West Springfield VA
11/23/2013 Stage 48 New York City NY
11/24/2013 Stage 48 New York City NY

ICED EARTH, WARBRINGER, ELM STREET – European Tour 2014

Presented by Rock Hard, Guitar, Rocks & metal.de

09.01.2014 Saarbrücken (Germany) – Garage

10.01.2014 Hengelo (The Netherlands) – Metropol

11.01.2014 Antwerp (Belgium) – Trix

12.01.2014 Birmingham (England) – O2 Academy

13.01.2014 Dublin (Ireland) – Button Factory

14.01.2014 London (England) – O2 Academy Islington

15.01.2014 Paris (France) – Le Trabendo

17.01.2014 Madrid (Spain) – Sala Caracol

18.01.2014 Lisbon (Portugal) – Paradise Garage

19.01.2014 Valencia (Spain) – Rock City

20.01.2014 Barcelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz 2

22.01.2014 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7

23.01.2014 Romagnano (Italy) – Rock ‘n’ Roll Arena

24.01.2014 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Kino Siska

25.01.2014 Zagreb (Croatia) – Pogon Jedinstvo

26.01.2014 Sarajevo (Bosnia) – Club Sloga

28.01.2014 Bucarest (Romania) – Silver Church

29.01.2014 Istanbul (Turkey) – Kucukciftlik Park

31.01.2014 Athens (Greece) – Gagarin 205

01.02.2014 Thessaloniki (Geece) – Principal Club

02.02.2014 Sofia (Bulgaria) – Mixtape 5

04.02.2014 Belgrade (Serbia) – Dom Omladine

05.02.2014 Budapest (Hungary) – Club 202

06.02.2014 Wien (Austria) – Szene

07.02.2014 Nürnberg (Germany) – Rockfabrik

08.02.2014 Zlin (Czech Republic) – Masters Of Rock

09.02.2014 München (Germany) – Backstage Werk

11.02.2014 Berlin (Germany) – Astra

12.02.2014 Köln (Germany) – Essigfabrik

13.02.2014 Bochum (Germany) – Zeche

14.02.2014 Osnabrück (Germany) – Rosenhof

15.02.2014 Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle

16.02.2014 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Vega

18.02.2014 Gothenburg (Sweden) – Sticky Fingers

19.02.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) – Debaser Medis

*European Tour Ticket Hotline: Metaltix +49 (0) 4627 183838 – www.metaltix.com

IV: Empires Collapse was recorded with producer Steve Evetts (Sepultura, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence), mixed by Brett Eliason (Pearl Jam, Heart, BoySetsFire) and mastered by Alan Douches / West West Side Music (Cannibal Corpse, Hatebreed, Converge). The album’s cover artwork was designed by Adrienne Rozzi.

WARBRINGER online:

www.warbringermusic.com

www.facebook.com/Warbringermusic

www.twitter.com/warbringerband

www.youtube.com/WarbringerOfficial 

DYING FETUS to Headline Denver Black Sky Festival

On Saturday, December 14 at the Gothic Theatre and Moe’s BBQ in Denver, CO, Death Metal powerhouse DYING FETUS will be headlining Denver Black Sky.  Denver Black Sky is a metal festival curated by Skinless and ex-Enemy Reign frontman Sherwood Webber. Tickets for the event can be purchased HERE.

The band will be on a headlining North American tour which promises to be THE MOST brutal tour of the year, is presented by Metal Sucks and Converse and kicks off October 5 in Wilmington, NC and runs through November 2 in Springfield, VA.  The tour features support from label mates Exhumed as well as Waking the Cadaver (10/4-10/19), Abiotic and Rivers ofNihil (10/26-11/2). Special VIP packages that include a general admission ticket, an exclusive DYING FETUS herbal grinder, a meet and greet with the band, limited edition 20 Year Anniversary Poster, and VIP Souvenir Laminate are available purchase HERE.

DYING FETUS released their latest album Reign Supreme in 2012 on Relapse Records.  The album is streaming in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.

A video for the song “Second Skin” is available for viewing HERE.

Reign Supreme is available for purchase from the Relapse store HERE and digitally on iTunes.

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook page.

North American Headline Tour:

10/5: Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox

10/6: Orlando, FL @ Back Booth

10/7: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum   

10/9: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

10/10: Austin, TX @ Red 7

10/11: Dallas, TX @ Trees

10/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room

10/13: Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21

10/14: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point

10/15: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

10/16: W. Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky

10/17: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

10/18: Portland, OR @ Branx

10/19: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

10/20: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater   

10/22: Calgary, AB @ Republik

10/23: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop

10/24: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre

10/25: Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater

10/27: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s   

10/29: Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys

10/30: Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater

10/31: Worcester, MA @ Palladium

11/1: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

11/2: Springfield, VA @ Empire

12/14: Denver, CO @ Denver Black Sky

RIVERS OF NIHIL Post Album Samples with Song Concepts

Rivers of Nihil’s debut album, “The Conscious Seed of Light,” will be released on October 15 in North America. The album was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. While The Conscious Seed of Light is not necessarily a concept album traditionally speaking, Rivers of Nihil began this project with the idea that they would release four separate albums tied together with one common theme: each reflecting a particular season of a year.

Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates;

The Conscious Seed of Light is intended to be representative of Spring and explores various themes concerning new beginnings, growth, and an attachment to the natural world in a post-human Earth. Unlike some concept records however, we wanted to allow each song to work on its own terms. Rather than have the songs rely on each other to move a specific story structure forward; they work within their own separate narratives, but ultimately serve the album’s broader concept.”

Now, fans can stream a video with audio samples of each track on the album at metalblade.com/riversofnihil. Below, Adam Biggs elaborates on the concepts behind each track on the record. Rivers of Nihil‘s lineup is rounded out by vocalist Jake Dieffenbach, drummer Ron Nelson, and guitarists Jon Kunz and Brody Uttley. The band will be on tour beginning thisFriday, October 4 with Beneath the Massacre. On October 26, the band will join Dying Fetus for the final portion of their headlining tour.


The Conscious Seed of Light Track by Track Rundown

1. Terrestria I: Thaw
As some of you may or may not know by now, “The Conscious Seed of Light” is something of a concept record. Now, does that mean that the record is one solid connected piece of music with a definite plot structure and easily identifiable characters? No. No it does not. What it does mean is that each individual song serves, to some end, a similar thematic purpose. That being said; this record is the first of four, each representing a different season, “The Conscious Seed of Light” is our “spring” album. We figured this would be an appropriate place to begin seeing that spring is often associated with new life, and new beginnings, not unlike the new beginning given to us with our first major release. Now, all of that aside, we have “Terrestria I: Thaw,” our introductory track. It starts with an unassuming buildup that leads into a fun 8th note feeling that we don’t use a whole hell of a lot, and it blends very well into next track. When I presented the idea of this song to Brody I really didn’t give him much to go on, but I think he really knocked it out of the park.

2. Rain Eater
This was the first track we wrote for the album, before Metal Blade so graciously entered the picture, before we actually knew we were writing a full-length release. This song went through a ton of changes, in particular, we kept adding onto the beginning of the track (I think it originally started at about the one minute mark). But this sort of thing happens a lot when we write as a group, and this is one of very few songs written for the record that were done in this way. I think you can hear a lot of us using what had worked in our older material within the confines of this song in a structural sense, and it really comes together in a gratifying way.

Lyrically, this song is probably some of my most personal work. I did it very quickly and naturally, and like a lot of the lyrics I write I didn’t really understand what it was about until way after it was finished. It’s about a man who achieves a deep connection with the planet by repenting for his human sins and planting himself in the ground and beginning new life as a tree. I have a feeling this song will be synonymous with our band for quite some time.

3. Birth of the Omnisavior
This song is an old favorite from our second ep that we decided just NEEDED the Rutan touch. There are a ton of small details to be gleaned off of each instrumental performance within this song because we’ve all had so much time to tweak everything just the way we wanted it, in that way it definitely has the benefit of age. “Birth” is something of an outlier on this record; it has an ultra-progressive/untraditional song structure and no real defined chorus section. This song has been a part of our live set list for a long time now and I doubt it’s going away any time soon, we all just have so much fun playing it.

4. Soil & Seed
One of the biggest stylistic departures on the record, Soil & Seed is a real beast of a track. Riff wise, it’s super easy to play when you consider some of the fret board gymnastics on the rest of the album, but there’s nothing quite like seeing the eager, mosh-happy faces of a crowd when we go into that stomp riff in the middle section. Even though the track features a vocal section of my very own, the lyrics are actually completely Jake Dieffenbach’s doing, and they’re some of my favorite we’ve ever had. There’s a sense of quiet malice behind a lot of these zen-centric lines and I just love that sort of duality in death metal.

5. Central Antheneum
This song was probably my favorite throughout the entire writing process, it’s a real sleeper if you ask me. The song has a half-time feel all the way through which is something we almost never toy with, it makes good use of our stupidly low tuning, there’s a cool hook and a really fun middle section. My favorite part of this song though has to be Brody’s use of melodic lead lines placed sporadically in the song to give the riffs the right texture, that sort of thing always takes a song to the next level. Oh and it’s really heavy.

6. Mechanical Trees
This song was sort of the first of a kind for us. It was the product of Brody and I assembling the basic song structure in Cubase and making a working demo of the song before we’d even attempted playing it together as a band, which is something that we’d never done up to that point. A lot of the riffs have a really open-ended, spacey feel too which is a departure from our usual claustrophobic riffing style. The lyrics paint a bleak picture of humanity’s future, wherein the environment has become so damaged that we are forced to rely on machines to create breathable oxygen for most living creatures. Eventually, this way of life becomes too much for Earth’s dwindling human population, so the powers that be lace the machines with hallucinogenic substances to ease the pain of death.

7. Place of Serpents 
This song is equal parts shred and feeling…well maybe it tips slightly more toward shred, but there’s still plenty of feeling to be had here. In demo form this song was sort of an exercise in minimalism. There were very few harmonies, the bass and drums were super simple and there wasn’t much layer work going on. The version heard on the record is pretty much the polar opposite of that however; it’s a very dense song with a lot going on. There’s even a pretty large section that puts Brody and Jon’s post-rock leanings on display. Combine all of that with lyrics about tribal religious ceremonies and you have a song that you pick something new from in each listen.

8. Human Adaptation
Another one we pulled out of the vault. This song was part of our first ep and was actually the first song we ever put out for people to hear back in 2009. We sort of felt an obligation to this song’s history which was a big reason for its inclusion on our Metal Blade debut, but also it’s just a fierce bastard of a tune. This one is what really laid the groundwork for what this band would end up being; fast, complex, heavy and with an emphasis on hook-driven song structures.

9. A Fertile Altar
Musically, this song is a bit of a nod to all of our old-school death metal influences. It’s kind of a more straight-forward head banger with a bridge part perfect for fist pumping and all-round pit brutality. The lyrics were inspired by the disgusting cult actions of Warren Jeffs and his FLDS church in the early 2000’s. Jeffs gained notoriety for controlling the lives of families involved with his sect and preying on their children. However, I always envisioned this song to be spoken from the point of view of a wolf. Again, I really enjoy adding a layer of dualism within these songs.

10. Airless
Brody put this song together pretty much start to finish after we thought the writing process was pretty much over for this record. When we all heard the song it went without saying that this was going to be the album ender. It lacks a definite, rigid song structure in favor of acting as a sort of dark and ominous soundscape. There’s a little bit of odd-timing instrumentation here, a good bit of open space and Mr. Uttley leaves us with some really emotional guitar work.

The lyrics are reflective of that mood, there’s a lot here that deals with change and the uncertainty of life. It serves as a way to move into the summer album. The basic message is that you can cling to a feeling, an idea, a season, a way of life for so long but ultimately everything comes to an end.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Beneath the Massacre, Rings of Saturn, Legion:

10/04 Amityville, NY Revolution
10/05 Albany, NY Bogies
10/06 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13 (Death Fest)
10/08 Springfield, VA Empire
10/09 Jeannette PA Gators
10/10 Rochester, NY Dubland Underground
10/11 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar & Grill
10/12 New York, NY Tobacco Road
10/13 Worcester, MA The Palladium

w/ Abiotic, Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Devourment:
10/26 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
10/27 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
10/28 Madison, WI The High Noon Saloon
10/29 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
10/30 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
10/31 Worcester, MA The Palladium (Upstairs)
11/01 New York, NY The Gramercy Theater
11/02 Springfield, VA Empire

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil

https://twitter.com/riversofnihil

http://www.riversofnihilpa.bandcamp.com

https://soundcloud.com/rivers-of-nihil

PARADISE LOST Premieres New Track

Gothic-doom metallers PARADISE LOST and Terrorizer UK have teamed-up to premiere the band’s newly recorded track, “Gothic 2013”, taken from their upcoming album, Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities). Due out on October 21 in Europe (digitally on November 5 in North America), Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir (http://www.metastazis.com), who has worked with artists such as ORPHANED LAND, MORBID ANGEL, WATAIN, and more than 150 others. All tracks found on this compilation are previously released rarities — except the new track “Loneliness Remains,” and newly recorded “Gothic 2013” and “Our Saviour 2013.” These three tracks will also appear on a mint green 10″ vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 300 copies), which can be pre-ordered here.

For a preview of Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities), head over to Terrorizer UK to stream Gothic 2013:

http://www.terrorizer.com/news/news-news/paradise-lost-announce-b-sides-rarities-compilation/

PARADISE LOST’s Nick Holmes (vocals) comments:

“When the opportunity came up for us to re-record ‘Gothic’, we were really pleased because it meant that we could finally do the song justice (production wise) and Simon Efemey had the chance to give it his polish. ‘Gothic’ has often been considered a bench mark in our early career and it was good to revisit it.”

 

Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) track-listing:

1. Loneliness Remains*

2. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version)

3. Ending Through Changes

4. The Last Fallen Saviour

 

5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)

6. Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)

7. Cardinal Zero

8. Back On Disaster

9. Sons Of Perdition

10. Godless

11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL cover version)

12. Silent Heart

13. Gothic 2013*

14. Our Saviour 2013*

*=tracks that appear on the limited 10″

PARADISE LOST is also pleased to confirm that their 25th anniversary “Tragic Illusion” tour has been extended to now include a number of European dates! As with the UK shows, the band will be supported by both LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA (who will be playing the entire Viva Emptiness album at all shows). See below for all upcoming tour dates.

 

PARADISE LOST “Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary” UK Tour w/ LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA

Oct. 30th – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall (http://www.wolvescivic.co.uk)

Oct. 31st – Glasgow – ABC (http://www.ticketweb.co.uk)

Nov. 1st – Manchester – Ritz (www.kililive.com)

Nov. 3rd – London – Roundhouse (http://www.kililive.com)

PARADISE LOST “Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary” EU Tour w/ LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA

Nov. 4th – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik

Nov. 6th – Herford, Germany – Club X

 

Nov. 7th – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos Saal

Nov. 8th – Dordrecht, Netherlands – Bibelot

Nov. 10th – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Oudegracht

Nov. 11th – Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch

Nov. 12th – Vienna, Austria – Arena

Nov. 13th – Solothurn, Switzerland – Kofmehl

http://www.paradiselost.co.ukPARADISE LOST online:

http://www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial

http://twitter.com/officialpl

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