GRAVE Release New EP in North America

Death metal legends GRAVE have released a new 5-track EP, Morbid Ascent, today in North America! To purchase Morbid Ascent, please visit CM Distro for the EP on black and mustard yellow vinyl (USA exclusive color; limited to 200 copies) or iTunes for a digital copy. 
Tracklisting

Side 1:

1. Venial Sin

2. Morbid Ascent

Side 2:

1. Possessed (originally by SATYRICON)

2. Epos (Risen From The Tomb – Remix)

3. Reality Of Life

For a preview of Morbid Ascent, be sure to check out the album track “Venial Sin” (featuring some shrieking guest solos by AUTOPSY’s Eric Cutler).

Morbid Ascent‘s cover artwork, interior artwork, and layout were done once again by Costin Chioreanu (http://www.twilight13media.com), who previously worked on GRAVE’s past three albums, as well as artwork for numerous other artists (DARKTHRONE, DESTROYER 666, ULVER, etc.). This EP marks the follow-up to 2012’s Endless Procession Of Souls, which was named one of the best metal albums of the year by Decibel Magazine, Pitchfork.com, Stereogum.com, among countless others.

GRAVE live:

10.5 — Oostenede (BE) — Zombie Fest II

GRAVE online:

http://www.grave.se

http://www.facebook.com/GraveOfficial

http://www.myspace.com/gravespace

http://www.reverbnation.com/grave

http://www.twitter.com/GraveOfficial

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UNKIND Reveal New Album Details

Finnish hardcore heroes UNKIND revealed the album details for their upcoming sixth full-length entitled Pelon Juuret (Translation: Roots of Fear).

The album was recorded with producer Kari Nieminen at Noisecamp studios in Turku, Finland at the end of 2012. Pelon Juuret continues in the direction of the group’s previous work, offering up a furious fusion of d-beat hardcore crossed with a highly creative touch of atmospherics — as if Mogwai made a record of Tragedy covers or From Ashes Rise were influenced by Explosions In The Sky.

The album will be released on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records on July 9 in North America, July 8 in the UK/World, and July 5 in Germany, Benelux and Finland. A trailer for Pelon Juuret is available here while exclusive pre-order packages are available via Relapse here.

UNKIND previously released five full-length albums and a handful of vinyl-only releases.  The band’s catalog is available for streaming via their official Bandcamp page here.

Pelon Juuret coming July 9 via Relapse Records

UNKIND Tour Dates:

Aug 02-03  Lappeenranta FIN – LPRHC Fest

Aug 16        Lahti FIN – Back To Skool Fest

Aug 17        Tampere FIN – Vastavirta

Aug 23        Turku, FIN – Klubi

Aug 24        Helsinki, FIN – PRKL

Aug 30         Jyväskylä, FIN – musta kynnys

Sep 09        Kouvola, FIN – rytmikatti

 “easily one of the best hardcore/crust-punk albums to be released tin a very long time” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“a heavy, emotional, well-crafted album that’s well worth the time and heartache it will cost you” – About.com

“an awesome balance between compassion & rage” – Cvlt Nation

“forward-thinking, moving music” – Exclaim

www.relapse.com 

www.facebook.com/unkindhardcore

AXIS Artwork To Commemorate Golden Gods Awards

Celebrating the Golden Gods Awards that is to take place tonight, G-Pen commissioned renowned artist and musician, Axis to create an illustration that will honor musicians as they walk the black carpet.

AXIS (born March 26, 1973 in London, England) is a contemporary illustrator/working class fine artist who emerged from Los Angeles’ seminal graffiti scene in the 1980s. He is most noted for his convoluted and hyper-stylized freehand characters, and illustrations.

As a child, Axis moved from London to Los Angeles with his family and developed a number of musical and artistic influences including Mozart, Black Sabbath, Black Flag, Frank Frazetta, Rick Griffin, Norman Rockwell, and even Monty Python’s Flying Circus. An early convert to skateboarding and punk rock, Axis began experimenting with graffiti art in 1984, and joined L.A.’s legendary CBS Crew in 1988. By the mid-90s he had cemented his reputation as one of the most prolific street artists working in Los Angeles. Though his career has largely unfolded outside of the graffiti landscape, his skate-punk origins continue to shape his engorged aesthetic and politicized black humor.

In addition to his artwork, Axis is also widely known as a musician. Having played (harpsichord, cello, piano) since early childhood, Axis went on to form Los Angeles hard-core/Metal band The Pain (lead guitarist, songwriter) in 2004. He has recorded two full-length albums and has toured Europe and the United States

Axis lives in Los Angeles, California where he currently exhibits his paintings in some of the most respected Art Galleries, and Museums, and he continues to paint and play music everyday. Oh yes, and he skates when he can.

To see more of Axis’ work, check out www.stylepig.com
Follow him on Instagram – @axisvalhalla

On our recent visit to Axis’ gallery, we were fortunate to get the full-blown tour by the legend himself. Here’s a small glimpse of what we got to see: http://www.grencoscience.com/blogs/news/7796211-axis-x-g-pen-commemorate-the-golden-gods

 

Up Next: THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Photo Gallery!

Coming up this week on .com:

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theDillingerESCplan & Royal Thunder PHOTO GALLERY

+ BEN WEINMAN vs. Rik Johnson INTV

TWR Episode 103 – TUESDAY 5-9pm
TWR Episode 104 – THURSDAY 5-9pm

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The Welding Room: METAL RADIO SUPREMACY.

 

TWR TOUR DATES Page Dissolving

A quick heads-up for all TWR.com viewers:

We will be letting the TOUR DATES page fade away over the course of the next few months. Perhaps at some point a tour posters page may surface but for the time being, type the band you’re interested in “SEARCH” to track down live dates. All posts related to your “SEARCH” topic pop up.

 

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Working On New Album Now!

Italian symphonic death metal act FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE is currently working on their third full-length with producer Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio.

Cristiano Trionfera (guitar, vocals) states: 

“We are tracking guitars now, and the result is amazing… Stefano is nailing it and we know the album will sound incredibly powerful.”

For this album the band also used the precious collaboration of very talented guests, which gave a great contribution to make it a unique piece of art.

Tommaso Riccardi (guitar, vocals) commented:

“The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it. We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through a manic and meticolous research, we managed to create a metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are. We’re sure you will be stunned by this as much as we are.”

Francesco Paoli (Drummer) adds: 

“It’s difficult to recap in a few words all the elements contained in our new work, but we are sure this will absolutely be THE album for us. We have spent a lot of time composing these new songs and, even if recordings are not finished yet, we can firmly declare that this material is simply incredible, more mature and definitely a huge step forward from all our previous works. Epic complex harmony, sophisticated touching melodies, a true vocal aggression, photonic grooves and back to articulated riffing… these are just few things you will find in this album. It’s fucking quality music, you will see.”

The bands third album is due in August 2013 via Nuclear Blast records worldwide

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - European tour in May! - 2013-02-22 00:00

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE live w/ SEPTICFLESH, CARACH ANGREN & DESCENDING

THE GREAT MASS OVER EUROPE TOUR 2013

06.05.13 IT Cortemaggiore, The Fillmore 
07.05.13 Fr Montepellier, Secret Place
08.05.13 ES Madrid, Caracol
09.05.13 ES Barcelona, Salamandra 1
10.05.13 CH Geneve, Lùsine
11.05.13 Fr Luynes, Korigan
12.05.13 Fr Colmar, Grillen
13.05.13 Fr Lyon, CCO
14.05.13 Fr Paris, Divan du Monde
15.05.13 Fr Rennes, Ubu
16.05.13 BE Vosselaar,Biebob
17.05.13 DE Cottbus, Glad House
18.05.13 PL Warsaw, Progresja
19.05.13 PL Wroclaw, Firlej
20.05.13 CZ Prag, Nova Chmelnice
21.05.13 HU Budapest, TBA
22.05.13 AT Wien, Viper Room
23.05.13 DE München, Backstage
24.05.13 DE Hünxe, Extremefest
25.05.13 CH Winterthur, Gaswerk

Fleshgod Apocalypse

Get the track The Violation from the album Agony as MP3 for free!

  • Paolo Rossi (Bass, Clean Vocals )
  • Francesco Paoli (Drums, Guitars, Vocals)
  • Cristiano Trionfera (Guitars, Vocals, Orchestral Arrangements )
  • Tommaso Riccardi (Vocals, Guitars)
  • Francesco Ferrini (Piano)

 

CATHEDRAL Take Decibel Magazine Cover

UK doom legends, CATHEDRAL, will be releasing their final album, The Last Spire, on April 30. To celebrate the band’s storied career, CATHEDRAL has been featured on the cover of the May 2013 issue of Decibel Magazine. This issue is on newsstands now and includes a comprehensive interview with CATHEDRAL founder, Lee Dorrian. Dorrian, who also founded and runs Rise Above Records, discusses his time in Napalm Death, growing up in the UK metal scene, and the decision to put CATHEDRAL to rest. For more information, and to order a copy, head to decibelmagazine.com.

Recently, CATHEDRAL launched their final music video, Tower of Silence. The video was inspired by classic cult British film institutions such as “Amicus” and “Hammer House of Horror“, Tower of Silence was shot on location during the British Winter of 2012 at Gunnersbury Park Tower, London. It features a guest appearance from Purson’s Rosalie Cunningham, who places a symbolic black orchid on the tombstone of each member in the clips closing scenes. Directed by UK based Paraffin City Productions, Tower of Silence will be the last full production promo video ever made by this British doom metal institution.

View Tower of Silence and order The Last Spire at metalblade.com/cathedral also request CATHEDRAL tunes on The Welding Room by sending your Death Threats/Complaints to TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com now.

http://www.facebook.com/cathedral