MISERY INDEX Premiere New Video

Baltimore, Maryland’s death metal extremists MISERY INDEX have premiered a video for “The Calling”. The video is streaming now here. “The Calling” video was assembled by director David Hall at Handshake Inc. (RWAKE, GRIDLINK, DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT, and more)

“The Calling” was taken from the band’s brand new album, ‘The Killing Gods’. ‘The Killing Gods’ is streaming now here. ‘The Killing Gods’ is available as a CD, Limited Edition CD Digibox, limited edition cassette, and on various LP formats here.

‘The Killing Gods’, the band’s fifth full-length was recorded at Visceral Sound Studios with Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, BLACK TUSK, BRUTAL TRUTH) and Wright Way recording with long-time engineer Steve Wright (DYING FETUS, MARS VOLTA, SOILWORK).

Having cemented a reputation as one of the most formidable live bands in death metal, MISERY INDEX (Jason Netherton – bass guitar, vocals, Mark Kloeppel – guitar, vocals, Adam Jarvis – drums, Darin Morris – guitar) have toured the world over numerous times on the backs of four critically-acclaimed albums. The Baltimore-based quartet has leveled venues in over 40 countries, over 1000+ live shows. With albums showcasing a disgust for everyday life and the ills of modern society, MISERY INDEX will continue to push their crushing take on pummeling death grind with the release of ‘The Killing Gods’.

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Season of Mist

TRIBUNE Post New Tour Blog & Live Video

Heavy metal brewers TRIBUNE are on the road for their ‘CANADA SLAYS TOUR’ that kicked off in Kelowna, BC on April 3rd and has the band trekking as far East as Montreal, QC to return West for the wrap up the tour in Nanaimo, BC on May 3rd. The band has posted new tour blogs and video for fans at the following links below.

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Canada Slays Tour – Blog # 2 – Calgary & Red Deer, Alberta 

Live Video – Red Deer

Canada Slays Tour – Blog # 1 – Kelowna, Fernando’s, and Friends

Pre-tour blog

Video – Insectoid Jam – Tribune rehearses Insectoid during their last jam before touring

This is Tribune‘s second cross Canada Tour since 2012, when they toured across the US and Canada in support of their last release Elder Lore/ The Dark Arts. 

The Vancouver quintet unleashed their concept album ‘Tales’ during October 2013 via their indie label Corpse Corrosion Music. The release was inspired entirely by literature and features a wide array of influences from Homer to Mary Shelley to H.P. Lovecraft, to more extreme musical influences such as Carcass, Death and At The Gates. The band’s appetite for more melodic and more brutally heavy sounds to follow-up 2011’s Elder Lore/The Dark Arts is demonstrated with their collusion of extremity and accessibility that bleeds into the melting pot and their fresh take of progressive death metal. 

Album Stream: http://tribune.bandcamp.com/ 

Tour Dates: 
April 11 – The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB 
April 12– The Town Hall – Hamiota, MB w/ Operation Switchback 
April 17 – TBA 
April 20 -TBA 
April 22 – Rainbow Bistro – Ottawa, ON 
April 30 – Byng Roadhouse – Cranbrook, BC 
May 2 – Cambie Esquimalt – Victoria, BC 
May 3 – The Cambie – Nanaimo, BC

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‘Tales’ Track Listing:

Chapter I – Tales
Chapter II – Insectoid [PureGrainAudio] [Lyric Video]
Chapter III – The Butterfly Effect
Chapter IV – From Funeral To Funeral [Youtube] [Soundcloud]
Chapter V – Horror
Chapter VI – King of Ithaca
Chapter VII – Vengeance
Chapter VIII – Red Crescent
Chapter IX – That Bleakest Shore

For more info on Tribune, please visit these links:

Official Website: http://www.tribunemetal.com/ 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tribune/207477622640504 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/tribunemetal 

EPK: http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-tribune-tales-2013-corpse-corrosion-music-release-date-october-29-2013/

ROADRUNNER RECORDS Extreme Metal 101 Boxes Out Now

ROADRUNNER RECORDSThe digital-only boxed sets Extreme Metal 101, Volumes 1-4, are available now. Each of these sets includes five crushing releases from the Roadrunner catalog, including four albums never before available digitally. Each box is $24.99, and they’re available on iTunes and via other digital music retailers.

Here’s what you get:

Extreme Metal 101, Vol. 1 

Deicide, Deicide 

Malevolent Creation, The Ten Commandments 

Obituary, Slowly We Rot 

Pestilence, Consuming Impulse 

Suffocation, Pierced From Within

Get it now on iTunes

 

Extreme Metal 101 Vol. 2

 Brujeria, Matando Gueros 

Carnivore, Retaliation 

Death, Symbolic 

Gorguts, Considered Dead 

Immolation, Dawn of Possession (available digitally for the first time)

Get it now on iTunes

 

Extreme Metal 101 Vol. 3 

Cynic, Focus 

Deicide, Legion

Obituary, Cause of Death 

Pestilence, Testimony of the Ancients 

Sadus, Chemical Exposure (available digitally for the first time)

Get it now on iTunes

 

Extreme Metal 101 Vol. 4

Annihilator, Alice in Hell 

Cerebral Fix, Bastards (available digitally for the first time)

Defiance, Beyond Recognition (available digitally for the first time)

Exhorder, The Law

Fear Factory, Soul of a New Machine

 

DIAMOND PLATE Release Video Teaser; Tour with DEATH ANGEL

DIAMOND PLATE recently teamed up with director Lester Cohn (MASTODON, NEIL YOUNG, CHEVELLE, TAKING BACK SUNDAY) to shoot a video for the song “Dance With Reality” off their sophomore album Pulse. For a sneak peek into the music video for “Dance With Reality,” please click the link below: http://youtu.be/O_NrBs-l03g

Pulse is now available at CMDistro.com. Be sure to preview the previously released tracks: “Walking Backwards” and “Dance With Reality“.

DIAMOND PLATE remaining tour dates with DEATH ANGEL, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, BATTLECROSS & REVOCATION

Nov. 08 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Nov. 09 – Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina
Nov. 10 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Check out the band’s first of four road blogs with Digital Tour Bus to read about the band’s Rocky Mountains madness here.

DIAMOND PLATE:

James Nicademus – Drums

Konrad Kupiec – Guitars

Matt Ares – Vocals/Bass Guitar

http://www.diamondplateband.com

http://www.facebook.com/diamondplate1 

AVATARIUM Debut Record Out Now

Stockholm-based Doom Supergroup AVATARIUM released their highly anticipated self-titled debut record Avatarium via Nuclear Blast.AVATARIUM – debut record out now! - 2013-11-01 00:00

The band features legendary Doom Metal pioneer Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS) on bass, Marcus Jidell (EVERGREY) on guitar, Carl Westholm (CANDLEMASS) on keyboards, Lars Sköld (TIAMAT) on drums and Jennie-Ann Smith handling vocal duties.

Critics worldwide speak in unity, with most praiseful words:

“Avatarium is a progged-up, doom metal masterpiece and Leif Edling is a fucking genius!” Metal Hammer UK

“The new emotional feeling of Dark Doom is called AVATARIUM. Strong & fragile, powerful and poetic!” – METALLIAN

Several different versions of the album are available at the Nuclear Blast Online Shop: http://smarturl.it/AVATARIUM-Album

Avatarium is also available as a full stream here: http://bit.ly/AvatariumStream

THE OCEAN Triple DVD Slated for December Release in North America

THE OCEAN‘s highly anticipated triple-DVD release, “Collective Oblivion,” will be released one month later than originally planned. Fans will be able to buy their copies in stores and on-line on Decmber 10th. Until then, the DVD/t-shirt bundle is still available via Indiemerch HERE. Additionally, THE OCEAN’s European tour with Shining, Tides From Nebula, and Hacride began yesterday and will be the final tour featuring drummer Luc Hess and Jona Nido.

And update from THE OCEAN:

“As most of you will already know by now, Luc and Jona are leaving the band at the end of this tour. They have given us fair notice of their departure in June this year, so that we would have enough time to find replacements.”

Luc Hess comments:

“I’m getting to this point where i feel like everything I could bring to this band, i already have. And everything I learned music-wise from it can’t go any further. This is a tough decision, but i’ve been thinking this through since a while already. I have no regrets at all, it was most certainly one of the best experiences I’ve ever lived, and I am more than happy we’ve been through this together. I feel very thankful and grateful that you guys trusted me and shared these moments over the last 5 years.”

jonaJona Nido comments:

“There are obviously a ton of reasons for that to happen now. These include artistic divergence, full-time commitment to a project that isn’t 100% fulfilling anymore and other stuff like not wanting to deal with certain aspects/restrictions of what an established/touring act requires for its production and also the way things are generally working, especially on a personal level.”

Robin Staps continues:

“These guys have dedicated the time of their lives to playing live with this band, and I am grateful for sharing what has always been essentially my own vision of this band with me for almost 6 years. Jona has written great songs for “Anthropocentric”, and Luc has coined and personalized the sound of this band with his hard-hitting, creative approach to drumming. But over the past 2 years of intense touring, we have grown apart as musicians and as people, and it has gotten to a point where it was unfulfilling for everyone involved.

“A divorce usually hurts, but it always also opens up new horizons. We are happy to announce that Paul Seidel will be the new drummer in The Ocean. Paul is currently playing in War From A Harlot’s Mouth, who are going on indefinite hiatus at the end of the year, as well as in Dioramic and Wassbass. He also gives drum lessons in Berlin and knows from the experience with his own bands what it’s like to tour America, Europe and Australia. To get a taste of Paul’s drumming, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaX1KWPtHLg

“This clip only represents a small fraction of Paul repertoire and abilities. We have only had 3 rehearsals with Paul so far, but it has clicked from the beginning both on a musical and personal level. I would have never thought that I could find another drummer who plays at the same level as Luc, but now I am sure that Paul will not only follow in Luc’s footsteps, but also stray from the path and bring new, exciting things to the table. I always knew that Paul was a machine who wouldn’t struggle with fast stuff like in ‘Disequilibrated’ or ‘The Wish In Dreams’, but watching him enjoy playing some of the slow and calm songs with so much feeling and energy really made me aware of how awesome and versatile a drummer he really is. Paul was the only drummer we auditioned, and after we did, there was no desire to try out anyone else.”

Paul Seidel adds:

“I’m very pleased to officially announce, that I’ll be joining forces with THE OCEAN. I am glad, both musically and on a personal scale, to walk new paths and broaden my horizon. My personal approach has always been to overcome genre boundaries as well as stereotypes, to swim against the current and to play or enjoy music apart from conventional habits. THE OCEAN have ever since implemented a conceptual urge in the context of progressive music and have never been afraid to dare to experiment. Therefore, I am more than looking forward to getting creative and contribute my part to the art of THE OCEAN.”

THE OCEAN are streaming the entire ‘China’ chapter of Collective Oblivion. Head to noisey.vice.com to view the 30 minute chapter.
Collective Oblivion is something the band has been teasing for quite a while. Fans saw a glimpse of what sort of content would be on this release in the form of tour updates on youtube, including: Russia 2012 video blog, The Ocean in China, The Ocean North American tour blog 2011, and more. Finally, fans will be able to order this thorough and expansive look at THE OCEAN’s career and touring experiences, including the Heliocentric record release show with an extended line-up of 13 musicians on stage; as well as a special performance at the museum for musical instruments in Berlin, and much, much more!

Collective Oblivion includes:
– Multiple camera shots of three full live concerts with a total of 21 individual song performances
– 130 minutes of THE OCEAN history, as told by band members, past and present
– 175 minutes of tour documentaries and live footage filmed in North America, Asia, Russia, Australia, and Europe
– Total run time of 500 minutes!

Collective Oblivion comes in a hardcover / book-style packaging with brass-foil print. The book contains 3 DVDs and a +30 pages booklet, with loads of photos, tour diaries and writings by band members and by director Alex Kraudelt, who dedicated 2 and a half years of his life to traveling with THE OCEAN around the globe. Collective Oblivion is the end result of this long odyssey, which produced a total of 28 terabyte of video data for editing.

View the trailer for Collective Oblivion and pre-order your copy now at www.metalblade.com/theocean.

Also, THE OCEAN will be on tour throughout Europe October-November. The complete list of dates can be found below, and on facebook.com/theoceancollective.

THE OCEAN
+ SHINING
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
+ HACRIDE
08/11/13 ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
09/11/13 IT – Torino – Audiodrome
10/11/13 IT – Rome – Traffic
11/11/13 SI – Ljubljana – Gala Hala
12/11/13 DE – München – Backstage Club
13/11/13 CH – Winterthur – Salzhaus
14/11/13 FR – Belfort – La Poudriere
15/11/13 DE – Essen – Zeche Car
16/11/13 DE – Karlsruhe – Die Stadtmitte
17/11/13 DE – Berlin – Lido
18/11/13 PL – Warsaw – Progresja
19/11/13 PL – Wroclaw – Alibi

THE OCEAN
+ TIDES FROM NEBULA
+ ABRAHAM
20/11/13 AT – Wien – Viper Room
21/11/13 HU – Budapest – A38
22/11/13 RO – Cluj-Napoca – Gambinus Pub
23/11/13 RO – Bucharest – Fabrica
24/11/13 BG – Sofia – t.b.a.
25/11/13 GR – Athens – Gagarin 205
26/11/13 GR – Thessaloniki – Eightball
27/11/13 RS – Belgrade – Club Fest
28/11/13 BA – Sarajevo – Cinema Kriterion

http://theoceancollective.com/pelagial/
http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
https://twitter.com/OceanCollective
http://www.youtube.com/theoceancollective

No Souls, No Minds Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Dendritic Arbor and Haethen Set to Infect 15 Cities with Extreme Blackened Rage

The month of November will see two of Pennsylvania’s hardest working underground acts set forth on a trek to decimate 15 cities throughout the East Coast and Central US. Pittsburgh’s Blackened Crust Grinders Dendritic Arbor and Philadelphia’s Black Metal Horde Haethen kick the No Souls, No Minds Tour off in Pittsburgh today, November 1, and will commence in leaving a path of entrails throughout the eastern half of the US, capping off the tour with show in Philadelphia, PA

A complete list of dates can be found below.

No Souls, No Minds Tour

Dendritic Arbor & Haethen – No Souls, No Minds Tour 2013

11/01: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Shop w/ Complete Failure, Wrought Iron

11/02: Dayton, OH @ Blind Bobs

11/03: Indianapolis, IN @ Beale Street Live w/ Lysura, Burn the Army

11/04: Chicago, IL @ Grandbar

11/05: Milwaukee, WI @ Power Plant

11/06: Louisville, KY @ The Hay Market

11/07: Nashville, TN @ TBA

11/08: Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggos w/ Double Suns

11/09: New Orleans, LA @ United Bakery w/ Sacridose

11/11: Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot w/ Cesspool, Spectercide, Severed Faith

11/12: Columbia, SC @ USC Metal Cock Radio (Special Live On-Air Performance)

11/13: Fayetteville, NC @ TBA

11/14: Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile

11/15: Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar w/ Dweller In the Valley, Xeukrate

11/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Cha Cha Razzi w/ Hivelords, Ashencult

For more on the bands, hit up the links below. 

 Dendritic Arbor is set to release a split 7” with El Paso’s Blackened Crust miscreants Communion of Thieves in early 2014 by way of Unholy Anarchy Records.

Be sure to check in periodically HERE for updates.

Check out Dendritic Arbor’s debut EP, Sylvan Matriarch, HERE

“I found the whole EP fascinating, wildly creative, and extremely destructive” – No Clean Singing

Dendritic Arbor Official

Dendritic Arbor on Facebook

Dendritic Arbor on Bandcamp 

Haethen Official

Haethen on Facebook

Haethen on Bandcamp

Unholy Anarchy Records Official

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SOUL REMNANTS Release HPGD Debut Album

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions has released the second album from Massachusetts black/death beasts Soul Remnants and entitled “Black And Blood” on CD and Digital formats. Below is the official description: 

Soul Remnants make their Horror Pain Gore Death Productions debut with their punishing sophomore album “Black And Blood”. Hailing from Massachusetts, Soul Remnant’s journey further into the darkness… revealing the shattered sound of destroyed souls. Following the road of corpses left by legends like Death, Suffocation, Carcass and Deicide, “Black And Blood” is a transformative concoction; thrashing together elements of Scandinavian Black Metal, old school Floridian/brutal Death Metal and unearthly mind searing guitar solos. The end result is an overflowing cauldron of blood, which spews forth pure bone-crushing madness! The release comes housed in a high quality 6 panel digipak complete with full lyrics and showcases the stellar “Black And Blood” artwork. For fans of Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Death, Decapitated, Deicide, Hypocrisy, Monstrosity, Rivers Of Nihil, Slayer, Suffocation and Terrorizer. 

Order your copy of the CD for only $10 with free shipping at http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd073.html
Listen to the entire album for free then purchase the Digital Download for only $6.66 at http://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/black-and-blood

Listen to the full track “Incinerator” at http://youtu.be/rIAcHGrJCTA
TRACK LISTING:
1. Chopwork II
2. Cauldron Of Blood
3. Incinerator
4. Symptoms Of Death
5. Dead Black (Heart Of Ice)
6. Rape Casket
7. No Afterlife
8. The Antifaith
9. Reanimation

TÝR Announce North American Tour with Children of Bodom

TÝR will be joining Children of Bodom on their “Halo of Blood over North America” tour in early 2014. The tour will embark on February 14 in Quebec City and wraps up on March 28 and 29 with back-to-back shows at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. Additional supporting acts are TBA with announcements coming soon. Tickets and premium packages are available now exclusively at SHOWstubs.com. General tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 8 at 10:00am local time.

Vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen shares his excitement for this tour:

“Finally we get to announce this one. It’s been in the works for a long time and it’s probably the biggest tour we’ve ever been on. North America, we’re very excited to see you all again soon!”

TÝR performed live on August 10 as part of the Faroe Island’s Summarfestivalurin in Klaksvik. Over 8,000 Faroese were in attendance as the band put on a huge set featuring old favorites, as well as new tracks, including “Blood of Heroes.” The event was filmed and a video for “Blood of Heroes” can be seen now at metalblade.com/tyr.

TÝR’s brand new album, “Valkyrja,” has debuted on charts worldwide! In the US, the album reached #15 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart, #22 on Current Hard Music, #39 on Overall Hard Music, and #70 on the Independent albums chart! On iTunes on day of release, “Valkyrja” reached #4 on the metal chart. In Europe, the album entered at #45 on German Top 100 Album Charts, and #76 on Switzerland’s charts. And in Canada, the record reached #26 on the Metal chart. On iTunes Canada, the record peaked at #2 on the metal chart, #9 on the rock chart, and #73 on the top 200 albums chart!

About:
Valkyrja is a concept album with a story line based loosely around a nameless Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women.

Front man and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain;

“the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women.”

Order your copy of “Valkyrja” at these locations:

North America – indiemerch.com
Europe – emp.de
UK – amazon.co.uk

TYR w/ Children Of Bodom, special guests TBA

02/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial

02/15 Montreal, QC Metropolis

02/16 Toronto, ON Sound Academy

02/18 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks

02/20 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick

02/21 Saskatoon, SK Louis Pub

02/22 Edmonton, AB Union Hall

02/23 Calgary, AB Macewan Ballroom

02/25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

02/26 Seattle, WA El Corazon

02/28 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

03/01 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues

03/02 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

03/03 Phoenix, AZ Club Red

03/05 Salt Lake City, UT The Murray Theater

03/06 Denver, CO Summit Theater

03/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

03/08 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls

03/10 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live

03/11 Dallas, TX House Of Blues

03/12 Houston, TX House Of Blues

03/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

03/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

03/16 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor

03/18 Asheville, NC Orange Peel

03/19 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore

03/21 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore

03/22 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts

03/23 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues

03/24 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall

03/25 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

03/27 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

03/28 New York, NY Irving Plaza

03/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza

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