SPRUNG MONKEY Return with New Album On November 26

Hot off the heels of a string of sold-out shows supporting Strung Out and Unwritten Law in Southern California, San Diego hard rock outfit Sprung Monkey has announced they will release their new album “Dead Is Dead” on November 26, 2013 on Pacific Records.
The current incarnation of Sprung Monkey consists of vocalist Steve Summers, bassist Tony DeLocht, drummer Ernie Longoria, as well as guitarists Mike Summers and William ‘Chuck’ Riley. The band will be hitting the road later this fall in support of the new album throughout November and December.
“We wanted to create a full firing, high energy record that we could take to the stage and play start to finish. No filler, no fluff,” said Sprung Monkey frontman Steve Summers.
“Having self-produced this it is a true representation of what we wanted to create, and we had no outside influences with their diluting suggestions. Things feel fresh and alive right now and the excitement towards the future of Sprung Monkey is infectious.”
From the early days of selling CD’s out of their trunk to their breakout success on MTV, Sprung Monkey has kept true to their heavy, hypnotic sound. Through the years, Sprung Monkey have become a staple in the extreme and action sports world, appearing on ESPN’s X-Games and contributing tunes to countless surf, skate, and snowboarding films, which opened up opportunities that have included major tours and festivals in United States, Europe, and Australia. The band’s relentless work ethic and tour schedule earned them spots on the Van’s Warped Tour, a slot at the world famous KROQ’s Weenie Roast, film and television placements, and an appearance on the Conan O’Brian Show.
Over the past few years the guys have been exploring, growing and focusing their musical talents to write some of their best music to date which continues to fuel and embrace the classic Spring Monkey sound and the California lifestyle that their music embodies.
For more information about Sprung Monkey and their new album please visit www.facebook.com/sprungmonkeyband


ÆNIMUS Announce Tour, Release Album Teaser

San Francisco/North Bay progressive deathcore unit, Ænimus, will be hitting the road this August for the Transcend Reality Tour. Portland, Oregon modern metallers Sisyphean Conscience will join them on the 9 date south west trek, which runs from August 2 – August 10, kicking off at The Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, CA and coming to a close at a To Be Determined venue in Southern California.

The band unleashed a full album teaser of Transcend Reality, can be viewed at this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9BP1PfpIME

Tour Dates w/ Sisyphean Conscience:

8/02 Santa Rosa, CA – The Arlene Francis Center

8/03 Las Vegas, NV – The Cheyenne Saloon

8/04 UT/ID – TBA

8/05 Denver CO, – The Marquis

8/06 Albuquerque, NM – BlackWater

8/07 Austin, TXThe Annex

8/08 TX/AZ – TBA

8/09 Mesa, Arizona – The Underground

8/10 Southern California – TBA

Ænimus recently launched the pre-order for their debut album, Transcend Reality, at http://aenimus.bandcamp.com/. Several pre-order packages are available to choose from, and the first 100 pre-orders will include a Free Limited Edition 11×17 poster with the names of the first 100 supporters printed on the poster. Transcend Reality was recorded at NB Recording in Santa Rosa, CA with producer/engineer Nick Botelho (Deadly Remains, Hatchet, The Kennedy Veil). The album contains 13 tracks and features guest vocals from Eddie Hermida (All Shall Perish) on the track Heavy Lies the CrownTranscend Reality will see an official release on August 6, 2013.

Track List:

01. Asherah’s Hourglass

02. The Awakening

03. The Grasp of Ruin

04. Masterpiece

05. Descent Into Chaos

06. Black Malice Construct

07. Black Malice Alchemy

08. Thrive

09. Heavy Lies the Crown

10. Inertia

11. Convictions

12. Chimerism

13. The Final Delirium


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More HOLY GRAIL Teaser Videos


Heavy metallers HOLY GRAIL released an additional set of videos that preview songs on their upcoming release Ride The Void. Check out new tracks Sleep of Virtue, Silence The Scream and The Great Artifice below.

The album is scheduled to be released on January 22, 2013 via Prosthetic Records in the U.S. (January 16 via Universal in Japan, and via Nuclear Blast on January 18 in Europe and January 21 in the UK).

Grab exclusive pre-order packages on www.ridethevoid.com consisting of the album on CD or LP along with a t-shirt, long-sleeve or pullover hoodie featuring the album’s artwork.

HOLY GRAIL also just announced a free show in Southern California at the Slidebar in Fullerton next Monday, December 17.

In  the meantime, you can download the new single Dark Passenger (along with 13 other killer tracks) for free by heading over to PROSTHETIC RECORDS Facebook page and downloading their Winter Sampler HERE.





The band will announce their participation in a major North America tour in the coming days.

For more information, visit www.ridethevoid.com or www.facebook.com/holygrailofficial.


THE SHRINE debut Whistlings of Death video

(Venice, CA) “Destroyers of Rock ‘n’ Roll” THE SHRINE released their new album Primitive Blast this summer and just returned from their first European tour (alongside stoner rock veterans Fu Manchu). Today, VICE’s Noisey premieres THE SHRINE’s new music video Whistlings of Death, a true-to-life mashup of everything the band lives for: skating pools, having fun and hammering home heavy, psychedelic, riff based rock. Whistlings of Death was shot and edited by Amanda Siegel (on super 8 and 16mm film) with extra footage contributed by Coan Buddy Nichols.
Primitive Blast has met rave reviews since its release, being called “collision of ’70s headiness and ’80s hardcore angst” by the LA Weekly, and “heavy, hilarious, fast and loud” by ESPN. SPIN says THE SHRINE are “Shit-kicking SoCal pool-skaters (that) bridge Black Flag and Sabbath via Cro-Mag hooks and high energy sludge” and the band was just spotlighted as part of the Converse x Decibel series “talking rock and skateboarding” as they turn “found space and hideous architecture into skate heaven. THE SHRINE are the real deal, folks.
Check out legendary skater Mike Vallely “killing Double Rock” to THE SHRINE‘s Primitive Blast at this location!
THE SHRINE is Josh Landau (guitar / vocals), Courtland Murphy (bass) and Jeff Murray (drums).      
“Although they draw from multiple genres, THE SHRINE defies the categories of metal or punk, thrash or doom, creating a sound uniquely their own, which they’ve christened “psychedelic violence.” One of the first to recognize and help foster their sound was none other than original Black Flag bass player and co-owner of SST Records, the legendary Chuck Dukowski…heavy, hilarious, fast and loud” – ESPN

“Primitive Blast is packed with three-minute bursts of stoner rock riffage and ’80s-style ax shredding, atop a whiplash rhythm section. The lyrics, howled by Landau through his shoulder-length hair, alternate between heavy-metal ominous and party-on anthemic.” – Venice Mar-Vista Patch

Primitive Blast finds THE SHRINE ripping through blues-indebted hard rock/hardcore with great success. Sure, the style has been done plenty of times before (Bits of DNA come from Mudhoney, Black Sabbath, Big Business and definitely the Stooges) but this kind of music is too primal to deny.” PUNK NEWS

“THE SHRINE plays music that, by design, gets to the point. There’s no filler here, there’s no pretense and no buildup, it’s just pure hardcore intensity, rage and passion all to be taken with a grain of salt of course. This is punk rock for the new vinyl generation. It’s crossover thrash played through Orange amps. This is what you should be listening to this summer when you hop your neighbors fence, drain their pool and skate the shit out of that motherfucker.” – HEAVY PLANET