NERO DI MARTE To Release Split With VOID OF SLEEP

Italian atmospheric unit NERO DI MARTE will be releasing a split 7″ EP with Void of Sleep after both bands’ gear and equipment were stolen before a recent show in Rome.

The band stated: 

“In less than 30 minutes, someone broke into our van and was able to take everything. It happened in broad daylight near a police station in Rome, despite there being a massive amount of police forces surveilling the area but, alas, no security cameras. Guitars, amps, pedal boards, drums, merchandise and personal belongings… a total of 25,000€ was stolen from both bands.” 

The EP will consist of a new track from each group, which will be recorded at Studio 73 in Ravenna, Italy. The bands have set up a fundraiser through Indiegogo containing packages including signed merchandise, Skype lessons and even the opportunity for your own private show HERE:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nero-di-marte-void-of-sleep-stolen-gear-donations-and-split-ep

For more information on how you can help, please watch the following video:

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Bands raising funds to replace stolen gear and equipment

NERO DI MARTE released their self-titled debut last spring. The album, available HERE, 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”). Having previously performed in Europe alongside acts including Godflesh, Carcass, Immolation, Cynic, Decapitated, Red Fang and Svart Crown, the band recently completed first-ever North American tour alongside Gorguts and Origin. 

 

RIVERS OF NIHIL Announce Debut Full Length

Pennsylvania’s Rivers of Nihil have completed work on their debut full length album, “The Conscious Seed of Light.” The album was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan.

 Guitarist Brody Uttley said,

“Working with Erik was a true privilege. Coming from the DIY circuit and immediately recording with one of greatest death metal producers of all time pushed us all more than we ever could have expected, both as musicians and as people. We have grown tremendously as a band in all aspects because of our experience with Erik.”

Artwork for the band’s debut full-length was handled by famed cover artist, Dan Seagrave, whose portfolio includes covers for Morbid Angel, Entombed, Suffocation, and Decrepit Birth. RIVERS OF NIHIL ended up sending a brief treatment of the record that included a description of the album with song titles, a few lyrics, etc. to a number of artists the band admires. Every one of the artists seemed interested to a degree; however, it was Dan Seagrave who really seemed like he understood and appreciated what it was the band was going for.

And as Brody says,

“he really tore into it! What we see on the cover is a landscape of a world that doesn’t need mankind, we are relics here, and the sun is the only true master.”

RIVERS OF NIHIL announce debut full length album “The Conscious Seed of Light”
On tour now with Wretched, Abiotic, Allegaeon

“The Conscious Seed of Light” will be released in North America on October 15th. New music, pre-orders, and video content will be released within the next few weeks. Updates will be made available at metalblade.com and on the band’s facebook page, facebook.com/riversofnihil.

Born from the ruins of their decaying hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania, RIVERS OF NIHIL are on a relentless path of taking their music to the next level. Formed in 2009 the modern progressive death metal quintet’s music is as dark and heavy as the coal and iron their home city was built upon, taking influences from some of death metal’s heaviest, most abrasive hitters: Morbid Angel, Gojira, Spawn of Possession, and Decapitated, to name a few.

“The Conscious Seed of Light” track listing:
1. Terrestria I: Thaw
2. Rain Eater
3. Birth of the Omnisavior
4. Soil & Seed
5. Central Antheneum
6. Mechanical Trees
7. Place of Serpents
8. Human Adaptation
9. A Fertile Altar
10. Airless

RIVERS OF NIHIL:
Jake Dieffenbach – vocals
Ron Nelson -mdrums
Jon Kunz – guitars
Adam Biggs – bass/vocals
Brody Uttley – guitars

RIVERS OF NIHIL
w/ Allegaeon, Abiotic, Wretched
08/15 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
08/16 Peoria, IL The Brass Rail
08/17 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater – Studio B
08/18 La Crosse, WI The Warehouse
08/19 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
08/20 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
08/21 Houston, TX Scout Bar
08/22 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
08/23 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
08/24 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats West
08/25 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
08/26 Nashville, TN Exit/ In
08/27 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiards
08/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/29 Destin, FL Club LA
08/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit
08/31 Lake Worth, FL The Speakeasy
w/ Abiotic, Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Devourment
10/26 St Paul, MN Station 4
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

DISCHORDIA Launch New Lyric Video, New Album Released This Week

Oklahoma City death metallers Dischordia released a new lyric video for their single Torches online at this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN42Gtlk8Aw

Torches is the second single from Project 19, Dischordia‘s debut full-length album released on July 23 through Rogue Records America.

Fans can purchase the album and stream tracks at http://roguerecordsamerica.bandcamp.com/album/project-19, as well as on iTunes and Amazon.

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“Dischordia can effortlessly incorporate melody and delicacy in their brand of death metal” – http://metalholic.com/cd-review-dischordia-project-19/

“Fans of Decapitated should find much to appreciate about this Oklahoma beast of a band as should those of you who are always on the look-out for new ‘leaning-forward’ death metal” – http://metalmark.blogspot.ca/2013/06/dischordia-project-19.html

“It’s solid from start to finish and easily calls for repeated listens” – http://blastbeatsandsilverscreens.blogspot.ca/2013/07/dischordia-project-19.html

ALL ELSE FAILS Album Coming At End Of July

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Coming out of Edmonton Alberta Canada, All Else Fails is making a mark around the world for their aggressively dark brand of metal that is breaking the traditional ideals of their genre. Drawing comparisons to bands like As I Lay Dying, the band infuses their music with a variety of elements that includes experimental, Classical, synth lines, and spoken word sampling to accent a unique blend of heavy as hell screams and shiver inducing clean vocals.

A high energy live show that sets them apart from their peers garnered them appearances on numerous high level festivals over the years, including Van’s Warped tour, Boonstock and opening spots for Protest the Hero, Cancer Bats, Dayglo Abortions, 3 Inches of Blood, Fear Factory, Threat Signal, Decapitated, Suffocation, and Arise & Ruin.

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(pictured from left to right): Shane Tym – Drums, Barrett Klesko – Lead Vocals/Guitar, Seedy Mitchell – Bass/Backing Vocals, Mike Sands – Guitar

The band’s last release received world wide praise from industry publications around the world. With the release of the band’s most recent music video This Burden of Life in the fall of 2012, and its addition to rotation on Canada’s Much Music, All Else Fails’ fan base expanded dramatically.

July 30, 2013 marks the date of their heaviest and most diverse release to date, Fucktropolis. Heavy with a dark beauty, this highly anticipated 5 track EP, the band’s 4th release will solidly place All Else Fails amongst the best in their genre.

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Awards Nominations

2012 – Nominated – Edmonton Music Awards – Metal Album of Year

2011 – Nominated – Edmonton Music Awards – Artist to Watch

Endorsements

Evertune http://www.evertune.com/

Indie Guitars Knucklehead Guitar Strings Suicidal Bride Clothing Co.

LAMB OF GOD Preparing For May/June Dates

With the exoneration of front man Randy Blythe from all charges in the Czech Republic, LAMB OF GOD announced a tour of secondary markets May 16 through June 20. The tour continues in support of the album Resolution. Support on all dates will be Decapitated with Terror appearing through June 10 and The Acacia Strain appearing on the remaining shows.

The band will also be hosting the Metal on the Mountain retreat July 15 through 19 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. The weeklong event, which is limited to 170 fans, will feature activities aimed at musicians and non musicians alike. The curriculum, created by the band, will include guitar and drum clinics with Mark Morton, Willie Adler, and Chris Adler as well as group instruction, songwriting sessions and competitions, nightly jam sessions with the band and fans, band Q & A, the premiere of the LAMB OF GOD feature film scheduled for a fall theatrical release, and a full band concert the final night of the retreat.

Long time band album designer Ken Adams will discuss the creation of LAMB OF GOD album and t-shirt designs and band tour manager and sound man Brian Griffin will instruct fans on the art of mixing a live metal show. Non-musical activities will include motorcycle excursions with bassist John Campbell, a seminar on primitive fire building by Randy Blythe, and a casino night. Also, all of the fans will enjoy all of the amenities available at the Full Moon Resort. For more information on the Metal on the Mountain retreat, go to metalonthemountain.com.

Thu/May-16 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
Fri/May-17 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
Sat/May-18 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Sun/May-19 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
Mon/May-20 Columbia, MO Blue Note
Tue/May-21 OFF
Wed/May-22 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
Thu/May-23 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
Fri/May-24 Boise, ID Revolution Center
Sat/May-25 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Sun/May-26 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
Mon/May-27 OFF / Memorial Day
Tue/May-28 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
Wed/May-29 Anaheim, CA The Grove
Thu/May-30 OFF
Fri/May-31 Chico, CA Senator Theater
Sat/Jun-01 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
Sun/Jun-02 Kennewick, WA Toyota Ice Arena
Mon/Jun-03 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater
Tue/Jun-04 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium
Wed/Jun-05 OFF
Thu/Jun-06 Fargo, ND The Venue
Fri/Jun-07 Madison, WI Orpheum Theater
Sat/Jun-08 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theater
Sun/Jun-09 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
Mon/Jun-10 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
Tue/Jun-11 OFF
Wed/Jun-12 Ft. Wayne, IN Pierre’s
Thu/Jun-13 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
Fri/Jun-14 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
Sat/Jun-15 Montebello, QC Montebello Marina / D-Tox Fest
Sun/Jun-16 Portland, ME State Theater
Mon/Jun-17 OFF
Tue/Jun-18 Worcester, MA Palladium Ballroom
Wed/Jun-19 Baltimore, MD Rams Head
Thu/Jun-20 Norfolk, VA The Norva

 

ARCHSPIRE Release New Studio Footage

Technical death metal force ARCHSPIRE released new studio footage of the members recording their forthcoming Season of Mist debut. The footage can be found here.

ARCHSPIRE (Tobi Morelli – guitar, Spencer Prewett – drums, Dean Lamb – guitar, Jaron Evil – bass & vocals, Oli Peters – vocals)

Recently, ARCHSPIRE was named as a regional opening act for this year’s upcoming Decibel Magazine Tour. On May 21, the band will play alongside CANNIBAL CORSPE, NAPALM DEATH, IMMOLATION, and newly signed label mates, BEYOND CREATION at the Vancouver Commodore.

ARCHSPIRE has taken the world-wide extreme metal scene by storm with their unique blend of blindingly fast, hyper aggressive technical death metal. The five piece are a national headliner in their home country of Canada, and have toured Europe supporting DECAPITATED, ABORTED, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, and more. The band has also supported HATE ETERNAL, NAPALM DEATH, PIG DESTROYER, ORIGIN, and many more throughout western Europe.

“If you are asking, ‘Is there something new to do in Death Metal?’ ARCHSPIRE is the answer” – technicaldeathmetal.com

“This is a truly eye-popping convulsion of tech-death, with schizophrenic rhythms, astounding technical riffing and drumwork, and tiny threads of reappearing melody that stitch the songs together into cohesive wholes. And I’m not sure I’ve ever heard a death-metal vocalist bark out the lyrics faster than ARCHSPIRE’s . . . . This is most definitely a band to keep your eyes on; you will hear more about them” – No Clean Singing

“ARCHSPIRE have released a gem. It’s definitely technical death, and it adroitly blends elements of various tech death bands together. The rhythm guitar work varies from choppy and percussive to fluid and melodic. The blasting and double bass work are absurdly fast, but remain fluent and rhythmic rather than wooden or jittery. The hard to soft musical transitions are as natural as I’ve ever heard in this genre” – InvisibleOranges.com 

“The pick-me-up comes in the form of ARCHSPIRE, a gang of happy-looking Canadians who might have been widely unknown to most present before this performance, but surely no longer. With a technical proficiency bordering on OMFG levels, they still achieve what lacks in a lot of other bands like this: the feat of actually writing songs. What’s more, they noticeably enjoy what they do, so smiles are abundant even if face-peeling technical death metal about alien monoliths and planets being devoured is going on” – Terrorizer

ARCHSPIRE MySpace and Facebook pages

Decapitated cancel shows

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Heads will roll (overseas) with the news of Poland‘s death metal monster, Decapitated having to bow out of upcoming dates.

DECAPITATED – forced to cancel shows! – Nuclear Blast http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/news/details/577661.decapitated-muessen-shows-absagen.html