SERPENTINE PATH – Emanations (May 27)


BLACK ANVIL – Hail Death (May 27)


THE DRIP – A Presentation of Gruesome Poetics (April 15)

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.

Interview: Bryan Giles vs. Rik Johnson

You’ve seen & heard Portland, Oregon newcomers Red Fang on The Welding Room since their Relapse Records debut, Murder The Mountains hit store shelves & internet purchasing sites.

Guitarist Bryan Giles took time out of his day during the New Jersey Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival stop to speak with Rik Johnson.

Bryan Giles of RED FANG (left) w/ The Welding Room host, Rik Johnson

Bryan Giles interview – 07 27 2011

Red Fang (from left to right) - Aaron Beam, David Sullivan, John Sherman, Bryan Giles

Interview: Kirk Windstein vs. Rik Johnson

The Welding Room snagged the man of multiple bands, Kirk “Beard of Doom” Windstein at the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival in New Jersey yesterday. Windstein was performing with Kingdom Of Sorrow which also features Hatebreed vocalist, Jamey Jasta.

Kingdom Of Sorrow: Jamey Jasta (left) & Kirk Windstein

Just days after Mayhem Fest wraps up, Kirk hits the stage for two shows with Crowbar immediately followed by another tour with Down. But this road warrior isn’t complaining….

Kirk Windstein interview – 07 27 2011

Jump right into the “Rapid Fire” questions, tour breakdown & what’s ahead for Mr. Windstein!