Crushing New DAWN OF AZAZEL Prog-Death Tracks Available

The Tides Of Damocles is the wrath-infested new full-length from long-running New Zealand-based progressive death metal unit, DAWN OF AZAZEL. A name referencing the ocean as a metaphor for the forces of life that constantly assail and erode the will of those who seek power, The Tides Of Damocles, independently released today, marks the trio’s first new offering in six years. Recorded, mixed and mastered last year at Mana Recording Studios (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, Goatwhore, et al) in Tampa, Florida by Brian Elliot and J.J. Hrubovcak, the ten track manifestation hurls forth forty-eight minutes of traumatic, scrupulously detailed death metal mastery.

 Experience The Tides Of Damocles in all its visceral glory at THIS LOCATION.

DAWN OF AZAZEL has been regularly demolishing stages through New Zealand and Australia with future live demolitions to be announced soon. Stand by for additional announcements.

5/02/2015 The King’s Arm Tavern – Auckland, NZ w/ Suffocation, Decapitated

7/04/2015 Rust In Perth 2015 – Perth, AU

8/29/2015 Living Death Fest 2015 – Melbourne, AU

Influenced by the sonic obliteration of bands like of Order Of Chaos, Immolation and Sarcofago, DAWN OF AZAZEL was spawned in 1999 and rapidly established themselves as a force with which to be reckoned with relentless live shows throughout New Zealand and Australia. The release of two demos and a 7″ received widespread acclaim within the underground fanzine and tape trading community. DAWN OF AZAZEL would later release their debut, the volatile The Law Of The Strong, though Agonia Records in 2003 followed by an extensive tour through New Zealand, their first ever shows in Europe and a headlining tour of Australia. Second full-length, Sedition, was unleashed via Ibex Moon and found the band playing over one-hundred-and-twenty shows with their infamy further bolstered by the controversial mix of the band’s violent and Satanic lyrical content and frontman Rigel Walshe’s occupation as a police officer becoming the subject of television and newspaper coverage at home and abroad. Third offering, Relentless, was released via Unique Leader Records followed by another glut of tour ventures. Shortly after its release, Walshe was offered a position of a covert nature within the police department. During this period from 2010 through 2013 the band went on hiatus and focused on creating new material, reemerging with the deliciously punishing tidings of The Tides Of Damocles.

The Tides Of Damocles is out now via the official DAWN OF AZAZEL BandCamp page at THIS LOCATION and comes available digitally and as a stunning, deluxe, six-panel digipack with 20-page booklet.

http://www.facebook.com/dawnofazazel
http://www.dawnofazazel.bandcamp.com/album/the-tides-of-damocles

ANAAL NATHRAKH (not a person) Will Tear You Apart – LIVE DATES!

UK-based extreme metal duo, ANAAL NATHRAKH who have been a staple on #TWRradio since their 2012 release Vanitas, will wage war on North America later this spring on a long-anticipated stretch of live incursions. Slated to embark on May 11 in Sacramento, the antagonistic twosome will march through a dozen metropolises, with their final massacre to take place at this year’s Maryland Death Fest on May 24. The band will be joined by special guests Incite and label mates, Secrets Of The Sky.

ANAAL NATHRAKH w/ Incite, Secrets Of The Sky
5/11/2015 Starlite – Sacramento, CA
5/12/2015 Complex – Los Angeles, CA
5/13/2015 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
5/14/2015 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
5/15/2015 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
5/16/2015 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/17/2015 Live Wire Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/18/2015 Empire Concert Club – Akron, OH
5/19/2015 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
5/20/2015 Foufounes – Montreal, QC
5/21/2015 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
5/22/2015 Championship’s – Trenton, NJ
5/24/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD

ANAAL NATHRAKH unleashed their eighth studio offering, Desideratum, via Metal Blade Records last Fall. ANAAL NATHRAKH – guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney alongside vocalist David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – is the sound of chaos incarnate. Entirely petrifying yet inexplicably inviting, the duo’s maniacal musical dexterity, ingenuity and breadth, married with an intensely cynical intelligence is virtually unmatched in the metal world. Reaping mass approvals from media outlets globally, Desideratum takes the meaning of “extreme” to an entirely new realm of audio bedlam.

Desideratum is currently available via Metal Blade Records at metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh.

http://www.anaal-nathrakh.com

http://www.facebook.com/Anaalnathrakhofficial
http://twitter.com/ANOfficial
http://www.facebook.com/secretsofthesky
https://twitter.com/secretsofthesky

Here’s what you missed LAST NIGHT on #TWRradio

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Episode CCLXXXII [282] The Welding Room
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 WRDR-DB [TuneIn]
5:00-9:00pm ET INTV: Vynce Leff [WHYZDOM]
ARTIST TITLE ALBUM LABEL YEAR
DE LA MUERTE Malaguegna Salerosa De La Muerte Bakerteam 2015
Goatwhore Reanimated Sacrifice Constricting Rage of the Merciless Metal Blade 2014
Europe War Of Kings (Radio Edit) War Of Kings UDR 2015
Napalm Death Cursed To Crawl Diatribes Earache 1996
EVIL INVADERS Venom Pulses Of Pleasure Napalm 2015
Pryti Insomnia Tales of a Melancholic 2014 +
STEEL BEARING HAND The Charnel God Steel Bearing Hand Unholy Anarchy 2015
Absu The Gold Torques Of Ulaid Gummo Domino 1997
Wardruna Fehu Yggdrasil Indie Recordings 2013
MOONSPELL Breathe (Until We Are No More) Extinct Napalm 2015 +
Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches Alchemist Salem’s Wounds Century Media 2015 +
Ashes In Vein Until The End Of Time Pavement 2015
WHYZDOM While The Witches Burn Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015 +
WHYZDOM Waking Up The Titans Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015 +
Sepultura The Hunt Chaos A.D. Roadrunner 1993
CYRAX Oedipus Rex Pictures Bakerteam 2015
Pantera I Can’t Hide Official Live : 101 Proof EastWest 1997 +
ALLEN / LANDE Down From The Mountain The Great Divide Frontiers 2014 +
Motörhead Sacrifice Sacrifice CMC International 1995
Melechesh Metatron and Man Enki Nuclear Blast 2015
The Gentle Storm The Storm (Storm) The Diary InsideOut 2015 +
Xthirt13n Unreality (Explicit) Taste of the Light Metal Shop 2015
Wardruna IwaR Yggdrasil Indie Recordings 2013
HEIDEVOLK Urth Velua Napalm 2015
Rellik The Weeping Eyes Of Christ Spiraling Infinite Chaos HPGD 2015
SOUTHERN FRONT Face Down DEATH THROES 2015
Anthrax C11 H17 N2 O2 S Na Sound Of White Noise Elektra 1993 +
Enslaved One Thousand Years of Rain In Times Nuclear Blast 2015 +
Cryptic Hymn Revel In Disgust 2015 +
FINSTERFORST Mach Dich Frei! Mach Dich Frei Napalm 2015 +
Anaal Nathrakh The One Thing Needful Desideratum Metal Blade 2014 +
Cancer Bats No More Bull Shit Searching for Zero Metal Blade 2015
Fight Little Crazy War Of Words Sony 1993 +
Shadowspawn Mind Shut Down Ashes Of Sorrow HPGD 2015
Wardruna Gibu Yggdrasil Indie Recordings 2013
Psycroptic Cold Psycroptic Prosthetic 2015 +
BARREN EARTH A Shapeless Derelict On Lonely Towers Century Media 2015 +
Ovid’s Withering Exile Scryers of the Ibis Unique Leader 2015 +
Byzantine A Curious Lot To Release Is To Resolve Snakepit 2015 +
CARACH ANGREN Two Flies Flew into a Black Sugar Cobweb This is No Fairy Tale Season of Mist 2015
Akercocke Verdelet Words That Go Unspoken… Earache 2005 request

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Episode CCLXXXI [281] The Welding Room
Thursday, March 5, 2015 WRDR-DB [TuneIn]
5:00-9:00pm ET
ARTIST TITLE ALBUM LABEL YEAR
Halestorm Mayhem Apocalyptic/”Mayhem” Digital 7” Atlantic 2015
Lonely Robot God vs Man Please Come Home InsideOut 2015
THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN The Canfield Cold Was The Ground Napalm 2015
WIND ROSE Rebel and Free Wardens Of The West Wind Scarlet 2015
The Gentle Storm The Storm (Storm) The Diary InsideOut 2015 +
Profane And The Sacred Words Cargo 2015 +
Motor Sister Fork in the Road Ride Metal Blade 2015
Northlane Quantum Flux Singularity UNFD 2013
Rellik The Weeping Eyes Of Christ Spiraling Infinite Chaos HPGD 2015
Byzantine A Curious Lot To Release Is To Resolve Snakepit 2015
In Flames Take This Life Come Clarity Ferret 2006
Upon Wings You Are My Weapon New Ocean Media 2015 +
PANZERBASTARD The Grand Bargain Black Hearts & White Lines Unholy Anarchy 2015
Gideon Survive Calloused Facedown 2015
WHYZDOM While The Witches Burn Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015
Indestructible Noise Command No Turning Back Black Hearse Serenade Ferocious 2014
Wolfheart Gale of Winter Winterborn Spinefarm 2015
Yesterday’s Saints Origen Adamantius Generation of Vipers Draconum 2015 +
Devin Townsend Project Detox The Retinal Circus InsideOut 2013
GAME OVER Mountains Of Madness For Humanity Scarlet 2015
NIGHT DEMON Screams In The Night Curse Of The Damned Century Media 2015
Ovid’s Withering Exile Scryers of the Ibis Unique Leader 2015 +
Ministry Double Tap AFM 2012 request
Gravil Beyond Reprieve Thoughts Of A Rising Sun Stampede UK 2013
BARREN EARTH A Shapeless Derelict On Lonely Towers Peaceville 2015
SOUTHERN FRONT Face Down DEATH THROES 2015 +
All That Remains No Knock The Order of Things Razor & Tie 2015
The Dillinger Escape Plan 43% Burnt Calculating Infinity Relapse 1999 request
Scarab Pyramid of Illusions Serpents of the Nile ViciSolum 2015 +
Generichrist Hexx Taste Of Death HPGD 2015 +
Marduk Frontschwein Frontschwein Century Media 2015
Voices Megan London Candlelight 2015 +
Thulcandra Sorrow of the One Ascension Lost Napalm 2015 +
Cryptopsy Worship Your Demons The Best Of Us Bleed Century Media 2012 request
Iron Maiden Flight Of Icarus Piece Of Mind Capitol 1983 request
Eluveitie From Darkness Origins Nuclear Blast 2014 request
Psycroptic Cold Psycroptic Prosthetic 2015
Melechesh Lost Tribes Enki Nuclear Blast 2015 +
Sylosis Mercy Dormant Heart Nuclear Blast 2015 +
RINGS OF SATURN Lalassu Xul Lugal Ki En Unique Leader 2014 request
EVIL INVADERS Venom Pulses Of Pleasure Napalm 2015
Theories Cycle of Decay Regression Metal Blade 2015 +
Myrkur Ravnens Banner Myrkur Relapse 2014 request
Ingested The Divine Right Of Kings The Architect Of Extinction Century Media 2015 +
CARACH ANGREN Two Flies Flew into a Black Sugar Cobweb This is No Fairy Tale Season of Mist 2015 +
Steel Panther She’s On The Rag All You Can Eat Open E/Kobalt 2014 request

OBSCURA is back!

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Photo Credit: Sylwia Makris

Obscura Prepare First New Album in Four Years; Launch Digital Tab Book

Get The ‘Omnivium’ Guitar Tablature Book HERE

German progressive metal masters OBSCURA will enter Dreamsound Studios this April to begin recording drums for their highly anticipated new album and first full-length in over four years. The band will work once again with long time producer V. Santura (Cosmogenesis, Omnivium). The album will see a late 2015 release via Relapse Records. Guitarist / vocalist Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming material:

“We are all pleased with the new material which pairs the songwriting, technicality and arrangements of our previous albums with the creative input of members Linus Klausenitzer, Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger and Sebastian Lanser, while keeping our trademark prog riffing across the fusion and death metal landscape that makes Obscura sound unique. This album sees Obscura move a step further.”

While the band prepares the upcoming recordings, a digital tablature book of their critically acclaimed record Omnivium is available for pay-what-you-want download at the band’s website http://www.realmofobscura.com. The book contains 368 pages in total, including tabs for all lead and rhythm guitars, transcribed live versions of each solo and arrangements for two guitars plus liner notes for each song. It can be purchased directly here. The band has also uploaded a video featuring Steffen Kummerer showcasing his new custom RAN guitar.

More details on the band’s upcoming album will be announced shortly.

Obscura Tour Dates:

July 18 – Prog Stage Festival Israel
July 24 – Metal Days Open Air Tolmin, Slovenia

Watch Steffen Kummerer Discuss His Signature RAN Guitar HERE

What you missed LAST NIGHT on #TWRradio

Episode CCLXXIX [279] The Welding Room
Thursday, February 19, 2015 WRDR-DB [TuneIn]
5:00-9:00pm ET
ARTIST TITLE ALBUM LABEL YEAR
36 Crazyfists Slivers Time and Trauma Spinefarm 2015
Upon Wings You Are My Weapon New Ocean Media 2015 +
WHYZDOM While The Witches Burn Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015 +
SIMUS Planet Caiak Vox Vult Bakerteam 2015
Deathpoint Sick, Sick, Sick Sinister Workhorse 2013
Sever the Drama Wilson Phillips Anselmo Chasing Shadows 2014 +
It’s Casual The Goldline The New Los Angeles II Stoked 2013
Arbitrator For That Which May Appease Lions Indoctrination of Sacrilege 2015 +
THE STRIGAS WAITING FOR GLORY A Poisoned Kiss To Reality Southern Brigade 2014
I AM HERESY March of Black Earth THY WILL Century Media 2014
BornBroken Watch The World Unwind 2014
Pig Destroyer Baltimore Strangler Book Burner Relapse 2012
The Body Politic Irradiate Egressor 2014
Lelahell Al Intissar The (Re) Birth Of Abderrahmane HPGD Productions 2014 +
Arch Enemy Dead Inside Burning Bridges Century Media 1999
Arch Enemy We Will Rise 2003
Arch Enemy As The Pages Burn War Eternal Century Media 2014
The Agonist The Escape Prisoners Century Media 2012
The Agonist My Witness, Your Victim Eye of Providence Century Media 2015
Profane And The Sacred Words Cargo 2015
Stuck Mojo Not Promised Tomorrow Snappin Necks Century Media 1995
Crisis Deadfall Deathshead Extermination Metal Blade 2007
RWAKE Nagarachi Xenoglossalgia Relapse 2015
Laugh At The Fakes Death Awaits Dethrone The Crown 2014
IRON REAGAN Miserable Failure The Tyranny of Will Relapse 2014
Wilson College Gangbang Full Blast Fuckery New Damage 2013 +
Blind Guardian Ashes Of Eternity Beyond The Red Mirror Nuclear Blast 2015
Ashes Of Ares What I Am Ashes Of Ares Nuclear Blast 2013
Orphaned Land All Is One All Is One Century Media 2013
Huntress Spell Eater Spell Eater Napalm 2012
EXHUMED Enucleation Gore Metal: A Necrospective Relapse 2015 +
Red Fang Crows in Swine Whales and Leeches Relapse 2013
Avatar Ready For The Ride The Black Waltz eOne 2012
Devin Townsend Project Juular Deconstruction InsideOut Music 2011
Ensiferum Axe of Judgement One Man Army Metal Blade 2015
Butcher Babies I Smell A Massacre Goliath Century Media 2013
Revocation Cradle Robber Chaos of Forms Relapse 2011
At The Gates The Circular Ruins At War With Reality Century Media 2014
FINSTERFORST Mach Dich Frei! Mach Dich Frei Napalm 2015
Gwar Slaughterama Scumdogs Of The Universe Metal Blade 1990
Clutch Crucial Velocity Earth Rocker Weathermaker 2013
Battlecross Push Pull Destroy Pursuit of Honor Metal Blade 2011
Voices Music for the Recently Bereaved London Candlelight 2015
Between the Buried and Me Blackened The Anatomy Of Victory 2006
The Dillinger Escape Plan Panasonic Youth Miss Machine Relapse 2004
Overkill Freedom Rings White Devil Armory eOne 2014
Strapping Young Lad Detox City Century Media 1997
Gojira The Axe L’Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner 2012 +
Fleshgod Apocalypse Elegy Labyrinth Nuclear Blast 2013
Cattle Decapitation Gristle Licker Monolith of Inhumanity Metal Blade 2012 +

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BEHEMOTH Offer Vagueness & Unnecessary Hype

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BEHEMOTH: Revolver Magazine Unveils Exclusive Excerpts From Forthcoming Biography

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Next week, Metal Blade Records will unleash Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors. A definitive BEHEMOTH biography penned by Lukasz Dunaj, the stunning 490-page, hardcover tome takes an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland of Poland. In addition to the author’s narrative, the book includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former BEHEMOTH members as well as interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, old photos of the band, flyers, lyric sheets and so much more. In the foreword by Krzysztof Azarewicz (Polish poet, writer, occultist and longtime lyric co-writer): “If, as a cultural anthropologist, I were to point to a single cosmic force which BEHEMOTH’s music expresses, I would name it not Satan but Dionysus. A deity that represents not only the intoxicating influence of cosmic energies and earthly benefits, but also their benevolent healing properties. A deity of strength and pride. A deity of creative might.

In advance of its release, today Revolver Magazine offers up an exclusive excerpt from the book where vocalist/guitarist Nergal recounts his early grade and high school years, his increasing interest in extreme music and his growing skepticism of Catholicism. Check it out at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, BEHEMOTH is currently damning stages throughout North America on a mammoth co-headlining tour with legendary death metal practitioners/labelmates, Cannibal Corpse. The month-long takeover continues to march its way across the country and will trample through nearly three-dozen cities upon its conclusion on March 7th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support comes from two of Sweden’s finest metal exports: Aeon and Tribulation. Reports The Dallas Observer of the band’s set, “BEHEMOTH’s credo is the power of the will, and it completely permeates their live show… On a starkly lit stage filled with cast-iron ritualistic symbols, vocalist and guitarist Nergal lurched around with the ease of a seasoned performer. He held the audience in his hand, and his performance alone made it plain why BEHEMOTH’s live show is so renowned.

BEHEMOTH w/ Cannibal Corpse, Aeon, Tribulation [remaining dates]:
2/20/2015 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
2/21/2015 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2015 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/23/2015 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
2/24/2015 The Phoenix – Toronto, ON
2/25/2015 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
2/27/2015 House of Blues – Boston, MA
2/28/2015 Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/01/2015 Theater Of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2015 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2015 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
3/05/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/06/2015 Janus Landing – Tampa, FL
3/07/2015 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015. Pre-orders are available now at metalblade.com/behemoth where you’ll find a special bundle option which includes an exclusive shirt available ONLY with the pre-order.

http://www.metalblade.com/behemoth
http://www.facebook.com/behemoth
http://www.twitter.com/BehemothBand
http://www.youtube.com/Behemothofficial