GOJIRA To Tour With SLAYER

Gojira will be embarking on a full North American tour with Slayer in October and November, with additional support coming from 4ARM. Dates are as follows, with more to be announced soon:

10/25/13 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
10/28/13 Los Angeles, CA The Palladium
11/08/13 Minneapolis, MN Myth
11/10/13 Austin, TX FunFunFun Festival
11/12/13 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
11/13/13 Dallas, TX Southside Music Hall
11/15/13 Chicago, IL Aragon
11/16/13 Detroit, MI The Fillmore (State Theater)
11/17/13 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
11/19/13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
11/20/13 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
11/26/13 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theater
11/27/13 New York, NY Theater at MSG
11/29/13 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
11/30/13 Boston, MA Tsongas Arena

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RIVERS OF NIHIL Stream New Song

Rivers of Nihil have unveiled the second track from their upcoming album, “The Conscious Seed of Light.” The brand new song, “Mechanical Trees,” is streaming exclusively at NoCleanSinging.com HERE.

Bassist Adam Biggs comments on the track:

“The lyrics paint a bleak picture of humanity’s future, wherein the environment has become so damaged that we are forced to rely on machines to create breathable oxygen for most living creatures. Eventually, this way of life becomes too much for Earth’s dwindling human population, so the powers that be lace the machines with hallucinogenic substances to ease the pain of death. While that seems bleak, this song is actually a lot of fun to play live. It contains some of the more difficult riffs on the record, while also maintaining a good deal of atmosphere.”

Rivers of Nihil, which also features vocalist Jake Dieffenbach, guitarists Jon Kunz and Brody Uttley, and drummer Ron Nelson, have added to their Fall touring schedule. In October, fans will be able to see Rivers of Nihil touring with Beneath the MassacreRings of Saturn, and Legion throughout the east coast. Confirmed dates can be seen below, as well as at facebook.com/riversofnihil.

The Conscious Seed of Light,” will be released on October 15th in North America and October 11/14 in Europe/UK via Metal Blade Records. 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.”

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.

RIVERS OF NIHIL
w/ Beneath the Massacre, Rings of Saturn, Legion
10/04 Amityville, NY Revolution
10/05 Albany, NY Bogies
10/06 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13 (Death Fest)
10/08 Springfield, VA Empire
10/09 Jeannette PA Gators
10/10 Rochester, NY Dubland Underground
10/11 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar & Grill
10/12 New York, NY Tobacco Road
10/13 Worcester, MA The Palladium
w/ Abiotic, Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Devourment
10/26 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
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

 

AMARANTHE Gear Up For U.S. Tour

Fast-rising modern metal sextet AMARANTHE released their sophomore album, The Nexus, internationally on March 25 and in the United States on March 26 via Spinefarm Records.

Produced by Jacob Hansen (whose credits include Volbeat, Dreamshade & Ginger Wildheart, and who worked on AMARANTHE’s 2011 self-titled debut), The Nexus sees the Swedish/Danish outfit further honing a musical style that blends cutting-edge melodic metal with soaring pop melodies, topped off by a unique three-vocal attack.

Request to hear Amaranthe on The Welding Room, direct your DEATH THREATS/COMPLAINTS to TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com, instant request in the www.rockdefradio.com chat room or call during showtime.

AMARANTHE recently announced their very first U.S. headline tour, starting on July 17 in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre. The tour hits several major U.S. cities and more dates on the west coast have just been announced. Support will come from Kobra And The Lotus. Stay tuned to the official AMARANTHE site www.amaranthe.se and the official band Facebook page for updates.

Confirmed AMARANTHE U.S. Headline dates:
7/17 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
7/18 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
7/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
7/20 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
7/22 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
7/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
7/25 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
7/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
7/29 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
7/30 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy

AMARANTHE: Andy– vocals, Jake E – vocals, Elize– vocals, Olof Mörck– guitars & keys, Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums, Johan Andreassen – bass.

For more information on AMARANTHE, please visit these websites:
www.amaranthe.se
www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand

PROSTHETIC RECORDS Updates

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UPDATES:

  • NEGATOR: Blackened death quintet’s new album Gates To The Pantheon streaming now at Terrorizer, out digitally next week… Read More
  • PROSTHETIC reissue LAMB OF GOD Vinyl for RECORD STORE DAY on 4/20; all proceeds go to Randy Blythe ‘Justice Now’ fund… Read More
  • SHINING launch remix competition for first single/video I Won’t Forget… Read More
  • NIACIN Krush the Billboard jazz charts; First ever jazz-charting release for Prosthetic Records….Read More
  • EYECONOCLAST streaming Drones of the Awakening album now… Read More

TOUR DATES:

AMBASSADOR GUN
4/26 Minneapolis, MN – Medusa
5/17 Appleton, WI – TBA
5/24 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Death Fest @ Former Sonar Compound
5/28 Columbus, OH – The Tree Bar

BILLY SHEEHAN (NIACIN)
5/13 Guitar Center West Los Angeles @ 6pm (10831 W Pico Blvd)
5/14 Guitar Center San Jose @ 6pm (3677 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara)
5/16 Guitar Center Reno @ 6pm (6663 S Virginia St)
5/17 Guitar Center Phoenix @ 6pm (8949 East Indian Blvd, Scottsdale)
5/19 Guitar Center Albuquerque @ 2pm (6001 Menaul Blvd NE)
5/20 Guitar Center Denver @ 6pm (9647 E County Line Rd, Englewood)
5/22 Guitar Center New York City @ 6pm (25 W 14th St, Manhattan)
5/23 Guitar Center Danbury @ 6pm (15 Backus Ave)

BLACK SEPTEMBER
5/18 Chicago, IL @ Rancho Huevos

CASTLE
4/24 Helsinki, FL – Club PRKL
4/27 Terneuzen, NL – Doom Fest
4/28 London, UK – Desertfest
5/30 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock
5/31 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dicks
6/1 Las Vegas,NV – Cheyenne Saloon (Doom in June Festival)
6/2 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
6/3 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar (w/ Gypsyhawk)
7/1 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe *
7/2 Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21*
7/3 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater*
7/5 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s*
7/6 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy*
7/7 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar (w/ Scale The Summit)
# with The Atlas Moth & Intronaut
* with Intronaut & Scale The Summit

DEW-SCENTED
5/5-5/12 Hamburg, DE – Full Metal Cruise 2013
6/07 Hauptmannsgrunn, DE – Chronical Moshers Open Air
7/25 Munich, DE – Backstage Halle – Free & Easy Festival
7/26 Magdeburg, DE – Rock Unter Den Eichen Open Air
7/27 Obersinn, DE – Eisenwahn Festival
8/1 – 8/3 Wacken, DE – Wacken Open Air 2013

DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT
5/24 Dublin, UK – The Pint
5/25 London, UK – Birthdays #
5/26 Manchester, UK – Alter Ego #
5/27 Glasgow, UK – Audio #
5/28 Leeds, UK – The Library #
# with BOSSK

EVERYTHING WENT BLACK
4/28 Maplewood, MO – Encapsulated Studios

EYECONOCLAST
5/18 Bologna, IT – Caos Rock Club
5/31 Rome, IT – Traffic Live Club
# with Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation & Decrepit Birth

HEAVEN’S CRY
5/07 Quebec, QC – Le Cercle #
5/08 Montreal, QC -Foufounes Electriques #
9/7/13 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage – ProgPower USA
# with Pain of Salvation

HOLY GRAIL
4/22 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft *
4/23 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall *
4/24 Mishawaka, IN – Wander Inn
4/25 Ashwaubenon, WI – Green Bay Distillery *
4/26 Fargo, ND – House of Rock *
4/27 Billings, MT – The Railyard *
5/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Viper Room
^ with Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste & Shadows Fall
* with Exodus

HOUR OF PENANCE
4/27 Jakarta, ID – Hammersonic Festival
7/04 Lustenau, AT- Culture Factory
7/05 Trutnov, CR – Obscene Extreme festival
7/06 Vienna, AT – Escape Metalfest

I EXIST
6/28 Southampton, UK – Unit *
6/29 Leeds, UK – Ghostfest *
6/30 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit*
7/1 Birmingham, UK – The Rainbow*
7/2 Bristol,UK – The Croft *
7/3 London, UK – 229 *
7/4 Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo *
7/5 Ludenscheid, DE – Eigenart*
7/6 Salzburg, AT – United People Festival *
7/7 Karlsruhe, DE – Die Stadtmitte *
7/8 Paris, FR – TBA *
7/9 Marseille, FR – Le Molotov *
7/10 Bordeaux, FR – The Bootleg*
7/11 Nantes, FR – Le Floride *
7/12 Antwerp, BE – Antwerp Metal Festival
7/13 Aschaffenburg, DE – Katakombe *
7/14 Berlin, DE – Cassiopeia *
7/15 Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang *
7/16 Orebro, SE – Kulturhuset *
7/17 Stockholm, SE – IOGT-huset *
7/18 Copenhagen, DK – KB 18 *
7/19 Lichtenstein, DE – JZ Riot *
7/20 Warsaw, PL – Radio Luxembourg *
7/21 Kosice, SL – Colloseum Club *
7/22 Budapest, HU – Durer Kert *
7/23 Wien, AT – Arena *
7/24 TBA
7/25 Munchen, DE – Free and Easy Festival
7/26 Rokycany, CR – Fluff Fest
7/27 As, BE – Vlamrock *
# w/ Black Breath
* w/ Harms Way & Twitching Tongues

LANDMINE MARATHON
7/3-7/7 Trutnov, CR – Obscene Extreme Festival

LAST CHANCE TO REASON
6/2 Keene, NH – The Railroad Club

MERCENARY
5/30-6/1 Geiselwind, Germany – Beastival

MUTILATION RITES
6/08 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts (w/ Cannibal Corpse, etc.)
* with Black Breath & White Widows

NEGATOR
4/26 Zurich, CH – Alte Kaserne
5/4 Gera, DE – Klub Sachsischer Bahnhof
5/25 Hunxe, DE – Extremefest
9/6 Nauen, DE – XI Rock for Roots

NERO DI MARTE
4/24 Prato, IT – Controsenso
5/10 Fusignano, IT – Brainstorm Sound Empire

PRIMITIVE WEAPONS
4/27 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
* With Dillinger Escape Plan, The Faceless & Royal Thunder

RAMMING SPEED
4/26 Boston, MA – Democracy Center
4/27 Providence, RI – Funky Jungle
4/28 Bucksport, ME – The Kave ^
4/29 Brookyln, NY – Saint Vitus ^
4/30 Burlington, VT – Club Metronome ^
5/01 Middletown, NY – Sound Asylum ^
5/02 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar ^
5/03 Toronto, ON – Opera House ^
5/04 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class *
5/05 Buffalo, NY – TBA
5/06 Syracuse, NY – Badlands II
6/12 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall %
6/13 Richmond, VA – Kingdom %
6/14 Baltimore, MD – Wind-up %
6/15 West Chester, PA – The Note %
6/16 Boston, MA – Great Scott %
6/17 New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall %
6/18 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus %
6/19 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar %
6/20 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups %
6/21 Detroit, MI – The Shelter %
6/22 Chicago, IL – Reggies %
6/24 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry %
6/25 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room %
6/26 Tulsa, OK – Downtown Lounge %
6/27 Dallas, TX – Three Links %
6/28 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s %
6/29 Austin, TX – Red 7 %
6/30 New Orleans, LA – Siberia %
7/1 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall %
7/2 Gainesville, FL – High Dive %
7/3 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum %
7/4 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub %
7/5 Atlanta, GA – The Earl %
7/6 Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade %
# with Goatwhore & 3 Inches of Blood
^ with Goatwhore & 3 Inches of Blood & Revocation
* with 3 Inches Of Blood
% with Valient Thorr & Gypsyhawk

SCALE THE SUMMIT
5/31 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
6/04 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater #
6/05 Seattle, WA – Highline*
6/06 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater*
6/07 Calgary, AB – Calgary Metalfest*
6/08 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop*
6/10 Winnipeg, MB – Osborne Village Inn*
6/11 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
6/12 Chicago, IL – Double Door*
6/13 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class*
6/14 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar*
6/15 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus*
6/16 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon*
6/17 Montreal, QC – Il Motore*
6/18 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room*
6/19 West Chester, PA – The Note*
6/20 Boston, MA – Great Scott*
6/21 Baltimore, MD – Metro*
6/22 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall*
6/23 Nashville, TN – The End
6/24 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn*
6/25 Orlando, FL – The Social*
6/26 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum*
6/28 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
6/29 Austin, TX – Red 7*
6/30 Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
7/01 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe**
7/02 Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21**
7/03 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater**
7/05 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s**
7/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy**
7/07 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar (w Castle)
# with Intronaut
* with Intronaut & Mouth of the Architect
** with Intronaut & Castle

SEPTICFLESH
5/6 Cortemaggiore, IT – The Fillmore
5/7 Montepelier, FR – Secret Place
5/8 Madrid, SP – Caracol
5/9 Barcelona, SP – Salamandra 1
5/10 Geneva, CH – L’usine
5/11 Luynes, FR – Korigan
5/12 Colmar, FR – Grillen
5/13 Lyon, FR – CCO
5/14 Paris, FR – Glazmart
5/15 Rennes, FR – TBA
5/16 Vosselar, BE – Biebob
5/17 Cottbus, DE – Glad House
5/18 Warsaw, PL – Progresja
5/19 Wroclaw, PL – Firlej
5/20 Prague, CZ – Nova Chmelnice
5/21 Budapest, HU – TBA
5/22 Vienna, AT – Viper Room
5/23 Munich, DE – Backstage
5/24 Hunxe, DE – Extremefest
5/25 Winterthur, CH – Gaswerk
7/9 Athens, GR – Rockwave Festival
1/23/2014 – Miami, FL – 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise

SHINING
4/25 Tromsø, NO – Driv
4/26 Oslo, NO – Rockefeller Music Hall
4/27 Trondheim, NO – Byscenen
5/3 Wroclaw, PL – Assymetry Festival
5/15 Wroclaw, PL – Assymetry Festival
6/29 Steinkjer, NO – Steinkjerfestivalen
7/26 Oulu, FL – Qstock
7/27 Gamle Fredrikstad, NO – Manefestivalen
8/10 Oslo, NO – Oyafestivalen

SKELETONWITCH
5/26 Albany, NY – Bogies #
5/27 Burlington, VT – Nectars #
5/28 Quebec City, QC – Agitee #
5/29 Trois-Rivieres, QC – Rock Cafe #
5/30 Montreal, QC – Il Motore #
5/31 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
6/1 London, ON – Rum Runners
6/2 Toronto, ON – Wreckroom #
6/6 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo #
6/7 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos #
6/8 Calgary, AB – Calgary Metal Fest @ Dickens Pub
6/9 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop #
6/10 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret #
6/11 Victoria, BC – V Lounge #
6/12 Bellingham, WA – Shakedown #
# with Anciients

WITHERED
5/06 Newport, KY – Thompson House #
5/07 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub #
5/08 Nashville, TN – Exit-In #
5/09 Atlanta, GA – The Earl #
5/10 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum ^
5/11 Miami, FL – Churchills Pub^
5/12 Jacksonville, FL – Roc Bar ^
5/13 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic #
5/14 Penscola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall #
5/15 New Orleans, LA – Hangar 13 #
# w/ Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood
^ w/ Goatwhore & 3 Inches of Blood & Abiotic

ZODIAC
4/22 Paris, FR – La Scene Bastille #
4/25 Madrid, ES – Caracol #
4/26 Barcelona, ES – Music Hall#
4/27 Bilbao, ES – Sonora #
4/28 Toulouse, FR – Les Saint Des Seines #
6/15 Sliedrecht, NL – Elektra’s Tuinfest
# with Spiritual Beggars

 

Threshold of Pain Records Launch

(Boston, Massachusetts) – Nefarious Realm Productions officially launched their imprint vinyl label, Threshold of Pain Records. The specialty label makes it’s debut with four releases that have not yet seen a release on wax and with plans to release several more albums and splits later this year. The vinyl only label will be concentrating on releasing very limited edition, very high quality, and very special releases spanning genres. With releases from SEEMLESS, ABNORMALITY, EARTHRISE, and ORWELL slated for a May 21 release, Threshold of Pain Records takes its first step as a label.

Nefarious Realm boss, Threshold of Pain Records owner and megalomaniacal Masshole, Matt Darcy commented upon starting the label:

“I’ve been collecting limited vinyl copies for the past couple years now. With most music being obtained digitally, the feeling of owning a piece of music is dwindling. I remember flipping through a booklet and being able to smell the paper and ink while gazing upon photos and artwork. With this label, I’m bringing those feelings back, that sense of holding a piece of music that then becomes priceless to you. Which each release being the highest of quality, all will include something special with it’s respected release, never before seen photos, expanded artwork, etchings, and posters… These records will be more than a piece of wax, these records will be pristine keepsakes that will be priceless to the owners as well as trophies to the musicians who created the music.”

The first four releases include the 2004 SEEMLESS self titled, which was then re-released the following year through Equal Vision Records. The vinyl version will see the fan favorite Haze which was left off the 2005 re-issue. SEEMLESS, the group formed by ex-Shadows Fall/Unearth drummer Derek Kerswill, Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, ex-Overcast/current Death Ray Vision guitarist Pete Cortese, and ex-Medium bassist Jeff Fultz made a splash coming out of the metalcore saturated as a heavy rock group with southern feel in the mid-2000’s before disbanding in 2009.

EARTHRISE is a sonic wall of post-metal drunken sludge hailing from Minneapolis, MN, released an audio onslaught that mimics the experience of being inebriated in outer space. Eras Lost is over 50 minutes of post-metal that meets experimental hardcore elements.

ORWELL is a continuously progressing metal band from all over the Midwest. Existing in various forms since 2005, the band recently saw their most successful and far-reaching release so far with 2011′s AVOHFASIH. which is an acronym for A View of Heaven From A Seat In Hell. This new album found the band exploring art as whole with their music, presentation, and their live show.

ABNORMALITY, formed in 2005, is an extreme metal band hailing from Massachusetts. Purveying a female fronted violent hybrid of the heaviest subgenres in metal, taking from a wide range of influences, ABNORMALITY mixes technicality and speed with devastating grooves delivering a brutal sonic experience that death metal fans cannot deny. Contaminating the Hive Mind, originally released in June of 2012 through Sevared Records unleashes eight tracks of pummeling death metal that will please all that will lend an ear.

For further updates, details, and pre-order information, please visit www.thresholdofpainrecords.com

 

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS New Music Video

Texas dark heavy metal band VENOMOUS MAXIMUS just released its new album Beg Upon the Light to widespread celebration. The record has been called “Lovecraftian” and a “masterpiece” by Metal Injection, “mayhem without mercy” by Decibel, “super-thick occult doom” by Rhapsody and “the best metal album to come out of Texas in a long, long time” by the Houston Press.

Click the image below to watch the new Path of Doom video.

Venomous Maximus -

Additionally, VENOMOUS MAXIMUS were hand-picked by New Orleans metal titans DOWN to support the band for a string of live dates on their upcoming U.S. tour.

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS is one of the most successful metal bands to emerge from Houston in years, beloved of headbangers and headbanging blogs from across the U.S. and points beyond (maybe even astronauts).

Since its formation in 2010, the group has become the go-to metal band in the country’s third-largest city, winning back-to-back titles at the Houston Press Music Awards as the Space City‘s “Best Metal Band” and has shared the stage with the like-minded Mastodon, Pentagram, Saint Vitus, The Sword, Graveyard and more.

 U.S. Tour Dates (all shows supporting DOWN)

January 26     Denver, CO             Summit Music Hall
January 28     Minneapolis, MN     First Avenue
January 29     Milwaukee, WI        The Rave
January 30     Cincinnati, OH        Bogart’s
February 1     Chattanooga, TN     Track 29

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS’ sound combines intense, unabashed metal riffing that locks into heavy rock grooves featuring interjected dual leads and surprisingly darkened atmospheres. Add to it the distinctive voice of towering front man Gregg Higgins and his unorthodox, unsettling tone, unholy sinister laugh and unchained lyrics described as “primal psychomagic”, detailing “paths of doom”, dying witches, moon worship, haunted graveyards and travel through space and time, and the speed of the band’s bat out of hell success becomes surprisingly clear.

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS: Gregg Higgins (Vocals, Guitar), Christian Larson (Guitar),Trevi Biles (Bass) and Bongo (Drums)
Updated news and tour information is available via ACTION! PR online (website / facebook / twitter)

“Texas cult metallers Venomous Maximus will appeal to fans of proto-metal bands such as Pentagram and Sir Lord Baltimore and current sludge fiends like High on Fire and Red Fang.” – AOL NOISECREEP

“The occult imagery might tip your expectations toward a blackened doom sound, but truthfully these guys are more of a traditional, uptempo stoner band. It would be unfair to say Venomous Maximus sound like former touring mates (and distant neighbors) The Sword, but it would be totally accurate to say that if you like The Sword this is exactly the kind of 70’s-drenched, weed toking rock ‘n roll that’s right up your alley. The riff is dominant, the mood is “let’s party”, the fists are pumping.” – METAL INJECTION

“doom-y guitars, witchcraft-obsessed lyrics…These guys basically take the modern form of doom-metal and drag it backwards ’til it sounds like it might’ve if Phil Lynott & co. had gone through a “doom period” prior to Think Lizzy’s demise.”
– SPACE ROCK CITY

“Iron Maiden via High on Fire…a kind of post-Mastodonic punk. Venomous Maximus could hit on an excellent balance of familiar and genre-defying, ultimately adding to their home state’s storied legacy of heavy. Recommended.”
– THE OBELISK

“This is some prime-evil, straight wicked mischievous type stuff. These guys know how to raise hell. Period.” – EXAMINER.com

Oderus comments on Flattus’ passing

 

Flattus Maximus, guitarist of GWAR

Image via Wikipedia

For all of the hijinx & silly stage antics a Gwar show presents, the entry from Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie) is very real & heartfelt.

http://www.gwar.net/news/the-passing-of-guitarist-cory-smoot-aka-flattus-maximus