AT THE GATES Album Production Video Updates

Ever since the pioneers of the “Gothenburg style” melodic death metal sound, AT THE GATES, have announced a comeback studio album with the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), the anticipation within the scene has been immense. AT THE GATES is now in full pre-production mode and expects to be recording their upcoming album, At War With Reality, in June/July with a tentative release in October/November 2014 via Century Media Records worldwide.
AT THE GATES has now launched a video featuring updates on the new material’s pre-production process. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/uOmaN4chwJM
AT THE GATES will be touring in support of At War With Reality throughout Europe and the UK, together with label-mates TRIPTYKON and MORBUS CHRON.
AT THE GATES @ Festivals 2014:
SA 26.04.2014 Santiago (Chile) – The Metal Fest / http://www.themetalfest.cl
SA 17.05.2014 Trezzo Sull’adda (Italy) – Metal Italia / http://metalitalia.com
FR 23.05.2014 Baltimore (USA) – Maryland Death Fest / http://www.marylanddeathfest.com
TH 10.07.2014 Neskaupstadur (Iceland) – Eistnaflug Festival / http://www.eistnaflug.is
AT THE GATES + Support:
TH 20.11.2014 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi
FR 21.11.2014 Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutako
SA 22.11.2014 Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi
AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
TH 27.11.2014  Göteborg (Sweden) – Trägårn
FR 28.11.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) – Arenan
SA 29.11.2014 Malmö (Sweden) – KB
AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
TH 04.12.2014 London (UK) – Forum
FR 05.12.2014 Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
SA 06.12.2014 Glasgow (UK) – Garage
SU 07.12.2014 Birmingham (UK) – Academy
MO 08.12.2014 Cardiff (UK) – Solus
WE 10.12.2014 Essen (Germany) – Turock
TH 11.12.2014 Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
FR 12.12.2014 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Eindhoven Metal Meeting
SA 13.12.2014 Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island
SU 14.12.2014 Wien (Austria) – Arena
TU 16.12.2014 Aarau (Switzerland) – Kiff
WE 17.12.2014 Munich (Germany – Backstage Werk
TH 18.12.2014 Antwerpen (Belgium) – Trix
FR 19.12.2014 Cologne (Germany) – Essigfabrik
SA 20.12.2014 Berlin (Germany) – Postbahnhof
More details about At War With Reality will be revealed soon!
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HOODED MENACE Announce North American Tour Dates

Finnish death-doom outfit HOODED MENACE have announced additional North American tour dates surrounding their appearance at the venerable Maryland Deathfest. In additon to the festivities down in Baltimore, the quartet will make stops at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar with labelmates Cripple Bastards and Maruta and Montreal’s Katacombes with Beast Within and Oath.


Hooded Menace Tour Dates

May 21        Brooklyn, NY         Saint Vitus w/ Cripple Bastards, Maruta

May 24        Baltimore MD        Maryland Deathfest w/ Bolzer

May 26        Montreal QC         Katacombes w/ Beast Within, Oath

HOODED MENACE recently released the Labyrinth of Carrion Breeze EP and have recently announced a split with Loss entitled A View From the Rope both with Doomentia RecordsHear their most recent full-length, 2012’s Effigies of Evil at their Bandcamp page.

PENTAGRAM Confirm 2013 Tour Dates

Heavy metal legends, PENTAGRAM, will be returning to the road in 2013 in Europe, as well as North America, for select shows and festivals. The band will once again perform at Maryland Death Fest as well as Farmageddon Records Music Festival, Metaldays (Slovakia), Barroselas Metalfest XVI (Portugal), and more. A list of confirmed performances can be found below.

PENTAGRAM will have new merchandise designs available exclusively at these shows. Also, the band has listened to their fans and will be performing some classics and fan favorites that have never before been performed live. Be forewarned, everything’s turning to night!

“No one has done doom better, for longer, than Bobby Liebling” – SPIN Magazine

“just as moody, punishing, and mind-altering as the band’s cult masterworks like 1987’s Day of Reckoning. Contrary to its title, Last Rites marks a new beginning for the sober frontman and his band” – Revolver Magazine

“an unsung American counterpart to Black Sabbath” – San Francisco Weekly

PENTAGRAM
04/16 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar – http://ticketf.ly/YtZMkE
04/25 Berlin, DE Astra *Desertfest 2013*
04/26 Barroselas, PT Barrosela Metalfest XVI
04/28 London, UK Electric Ballroom *Desertfest 2013*
05/26 Baltimore, MD Forme Sonar Compound *Maryland Deathfest 2013*
07/20 Warsaw, PL Days of Ceremony 2013
07/22 Tolmin, SI Metaldays 2013
07/25-07/28 TBA, Montana Farmageddon Records Music Festival – http://bit.ly/UGLonB https://www.facebook.com/pentagramusa
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BOLT THROWER Announce U.S. Tour

Bolt Thrower have continued their ‘quality not quantity’ approach to playing live and that has definitely paid off. In 2010 they played a number of shows and festivals across Europe, and from playing more intimate underground shows (in keeping with their roots), they can also pull off playing to a festival crowd of 30,000 people. That’s why, as they reached and moved beyond their 25th Anniversary, Bolt Thrower are still at the top of their game.

Finally, after only a handful of North American dates in the past few years, limited to Maryland Deathfest, Bolt Thrower announced the Return To Chaos tour. The band will perform seven shows across the US in May. The confirmed dates are listed on the TOUR DATES page.

Bolt Thrower adds:

“And it’s our pleasure to announce that for all the club shows we’ll be sharing the stage with our fellow compatriots Benediction; and for the Pomona and Oakland shows we’ll also be joined by the mighty Autopsy!”

More Bolt Thrower vinyl for has been pressed for North America. Those who missed out on Those Once Loyal, Honour Valour Pride, and Mercenary last time around can now order vinyl on indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords.

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PIG DESTROYER Frontman Hosts Relapse Records Podcast

Relapse Records is closing out 2012 with a special podcast curated by the infamous J.R. Hayes of PIG DESTROYER. 

Mr. Hayes picked 20 of his favorite tracks from the Relapse catalog in addition to answering an in-depth interview about the band’s new album Book Burner.

Later in the podcast there is a preview of 2013 featuring new music from Red Fang, Blockheads, Call of the Void & Wolvserpent. Download the podcast HERE.

The undisputed kings of grind PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner – available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital – this past October on Relapse Records. Furthermore, the album features a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. 

Book Burner has received many accolades including:

Top Album of 2012 – Decibel Magazine

Top Album of 2012 – Revolver Magazine

50 Favorite Albums of 2012 – Alarm Magazine

Top Album of 2012 – Metal Sucks

Best Metal Albums of 2012 – Loudwire

The deluxe editions each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists’ unsurpassed style for the first time as prose.  The deluxe 2xLP also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.

Book Burner can be heard in its entirety on PIG DESTROYER‘s Band Camp Page.

PIG DESTROYER‘s new video for The Diplomat can be viewed HERE. The video was directed by Phil Mucci (High on Fire, Opeth, Korn).

In support of Book BurnerPIG DESTROYER will be making special appearances at various festivals including Decibel Magazine’s Anniversary Show and Maryland Deathfest 2013.

Additional PIG DESTROYER information is available via Relapse.com and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebook page.

PIG DESTROYER TOUR DATES:  

Jan 19       Philadelphia, PA   Union Transfer w/ Municipal Waste, Repulsion, Tombs    Tickets
May 23-26    Baltimore, MD        Maryland Deathfest XI

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