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


ALL ELSE FAILS Album Coming At End Of July


Coming out of Edmonton Alberta Canada, All Else Fails is making a mark around the world for their aggressively dark brand of metal that is breaking the traditional ideals of their genre. Drawing comparisons to bands like As I Lay Dying, the band infuses their music with a variety of elements that includes experimental, Classical, synth lines, and spoken word sampling to accent a unique blend of heavy as hell screams and shiver inducing clean vocals.

A high energy live show that sets them apart from their peers garnered them appearances on numerous high level festivals over the years, including Van’s Warped tour, Boonstock and opening spots for Protest the Hero, Cancer Bats, Dayglo Abortions, 3 Inches of Blood, Fear Factory, Threat Signal, Decapitated, Suffocation, and Arise & Ruin.

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(pictured from left to right): Shane Tym – Drums, Barrett Klesko – Lead Vocals/Guitar, Seedy Mitchell – Bass/Backing Vocals, Mike Sands – Guitar

The band’s last release received world wide praise from industry publications around the world. With the release of the band’s most recent music video This Burden of Life in the fall of 2012, and its addition to rotation on Canada’s Much Music, All Else Fails’ fan base expanded dramatically.

July 30, 2013 marks the date of their heaviest and most diverse release to date, Fucktropolis. Heavy with a dark beauty, this highly anticipated 5 track EP, the band’s 4th release will solidly place All Else Fails amongst the best in their genre.

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Awards Nominations

2012 – Nominated – Edmonton Music Awards – Metal Album of Year

2011 – Nominated – Edmonton Music Awards – Artist to Watch



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amr_logo_smal_570This September 7 and 8, Spread the Metal Records will host the annual Spread the Metal Festival in Toronto, ON.

The festival will see 100% of its profits donated to Kiva, a non-profit organization, which helps people around the world to lift themselves out of poverty.

Headlining the festival will be Suffocation, with additional headliners to be announced at a later date. Direct support will be provided by The Agonist, Augury and Skull Fist.

Additional support bands include Beheading of a King, The Catalyst, Edge of Attack, Deathpoint, Crimson Shadows, Nephelium, Hallows Die, Evertrapped, Answer With Metal and Sanktuary.
To complement the festival itself, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva.

Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival (including some that aren’t), guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec!

Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page:

BANDS, VENUE, and other DETAILS to be announced soon!!!

For more info, please visit these links:

2 Day Festival Pass Available here: (Individual day passes on sale June 1st)

Festibal Facebook page –

Toronto Edition –

Halifax Edition –

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE European Tour To Begin

Technical, brutality goodness! You should probably be asking for more CEPHALIC on the big ratio program. Air your grievances here… now! And listen live every Tuesday/Thursday.

Rocky Mountain hydro-grinders Cephalic Carnage announced a month long European Tour as direct support for death metal legends Suffocation. The tour kicks off on May 9 in Geneva, Swiztzerland and runs through June 8 in Munich, Germany. A complete list of dates is included below.

Cephalic Carnage also began writing new material for their highly anticipated 7th full-length album. More details on this process will be announced shortly. The entire Cephalic Carnage discography is currently available for streaming via Bandcamp at this location.

Guitarist Steve Goldberg commented on the upcoming tour:

We are extremely excited to get back to Europe with our good friends in Suffocation, and to be out there with our local buddies in HAVOK. There are a few stops we haven’t been to in a very long time, and a few places we have never been to.  This tour will be brutal!

Cephalic Carnage European Tour: 

**All dates May 09- June 08 with Suffocation, Havok and Fallujah**

May 09         Geneva, SWI         L’Usine

May 10         Essen, GER         Turock

May 11         Brussels, BEL         Magasin 4

May 12         Drachten, NET         Poppodium Iduna

May 13         London, UK         O2 Academy Islington

May 14         Brighton, UK         Audio

May 15         Manchester, UK     NQ Live

May 16         Dublin, IRE         The Pint

May 17         Glasgow, UK         Classic Grand

May 18         Plymouth, UK         White Rabbit

May 19         Nantes, FRA         Ferrailleur

May 20         Paris, FRA         Glazart

May 21         Rotterdam, NET     Baroeg

May 22         Copenhagen, DEN     Pumpehuset

May 23        Gothenburg, SWE    Truckstop Alaska

May 26         Helsinki, FIN         Nosturi

May 28        Hamburg, GER        Logo

May 29         Berlin, GER         Lido

May 30         Krakow, POL         Kwadrat

May 31        Wroclaw, POL        Liverpool Club

June 01     Leipzig, GER         Conne Island

June 02        Darmstadt, GER    Steinbruch Theater

June 03     Wien, AUT         Viper Room

June 04     Ljubljana, SLO         Gala Hala

June 05     Bologna, ITA         Blogos

June 06     Rome, ITA         Traffic Live Club

June 07     Aarau, SWI         Kiff

June 08     Munchen, GER         Backstage


SUFFOCATION Album Trailer Video


SUFFOCATION released a new album preview trailer, featuring sound snippets from the upcoming new CD Pinnacle of Bedlam coming out on February 15, 2013. Check the trailer below!

Scenes from the trailer are taken from the bonus DVD showing the making of the album.

Pinnacle of Bedlam was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta.

The mixing and mastering was handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE).

Cover artwork for Pinnacle of Bedlam was created by artist Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESH, PSYCROPTIC).

The brand new SUFFOCATION album, PINNACLE OF BEDLAM, out February 15 (Europe) and February 19, 2013 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Logo: Nuclear Blast Records

SUFFOCATION Release New Song

New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION just uploaded a brand new song off the band’s upcoming album Pinnacle of Bedlam.

Cover artwork created by Raymond Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESH, PSYCROPTIC)

The track, titled As Grace Descends is available on the band’s Facebook page

Also, get it as a free download HERE!

The album features 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their Despise The Sun EP.

Founding member and former drummer Mike Smith also makes a special guest appearance on the re-recorded Breeding the Spawn track, Beginning of Sorrow.

Pinnacle of Bedlam was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. This time around, The mixing and mastering was handled by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE).

Pinnacle of Bedlam will be released February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.


MUTINY WITHIN Activate Anti-Piracy Thing, New Single

MUTINY WITHIN is giving fans a full taste of their upcoming album Synchronicity with the release of their first single Embers.

The band released a music video directed and produced by Tommy Jones (Suffocation, Kataklysm, Soilwork, All Shall Perish) for the song Embers, in partnership with Metal Injection.

The song is also available for purchase via MUTINY WITHIN Bandcamp

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MUTINY WITHIN also partnered with Tommy Jones (the studio) in a brand new anti-piracy movement called Industry Embers.

In a society where downloading music for free has become accepted and even the norm, people on the outside rarely are able to grasp the true effects of their stealing and how it trickles down to all the aspects of the entire music industry.

Industry Embers is an anti-piracy organization and movement. The goal is to have individuals from different facets of the music industry spread the truth about the damaging effects piracy has on the music industry as a whole.

If you are purchasing music via service-based options, digital downloads, physical CDs, or vinyl, and paying the asking price, the industry salutes you. Industry Embers encourage fans and supporters of music and the Industry Embers objective to tweet their music purchases, regardless of genre, to @IndustryEmbers with the hashtag #BuyMusicOrItsByeMusic.

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Jones and MUTINY WITHIN know the downside to piracy all too well.

Jones notes,

“The guys in Mutiny Within were perfect examples of the difficulty an extremely talented new band faces to succeed in this age of online piracy, even after being signed to one of the largest metal labels.”

If you are reading this message, then you too are affected by piracy.  Support music.  Educate yourself.

Purchase “Embers”

Watch the “Embers” music video


HARDCORE SUPERSTAR New Single and Free Download

Swedish street metal inventors HARDCORE SUPERSTAR recently announced that their new album C’Mon Take On Me will be released via Nuclear Blast on March 1, 2013.

Hardcore Superstar

As a first taste, the band now presents the single One More Minute – check it out HERE.

Moreover, download the song for free at the official HARDCORE SUPERSTAR page on the Nuclear Blast website.

Info + Free MP3 | Web | BUY-Mailorder | BUY-iTunes

New SUFFOCATION Album in February

Logo: Nuclear Blast Records

New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION released the cover artwork for their upcoming album, Pinnacle of Bedlam.

Artwork was handled this time around by artist Raymond Swanland.

Derek Boyer (bass) commented:

“This artwork is a perfect portrayal of our music. The cover depicts lyrical content like “scales tip in degradation” and “hooded messenger of death is now set forth, punishment for all.” Raymond is an absolute BEAST of an artist!” 

Guitar player Guy Marchais adds:

“The artwork for Pinnacle brings another element to an already brutal album. Raymond knew exactly what we were looking for and delivered!”

The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering was handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE).

Pinnacle of Bedlam will be released February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.