ANCIENT VVISDOM Announce U.S. Tour Dates

In support of their critically acclaimed sophomore release Deathlike, which the New York Times described as “entrancingly powerful” while comparing its “churning, dark, skeletal songs” to “Metallica’s late-career balladry and the folky grunge of Alice in Chains,” the Texas-based dark acoustic group ANCIENT VVISDOM announced a new batch of spring tour dates, which will see the band play with the likes of Cauldron, Ides of Gemini and Venomous Maximus. Full dates can be found listed below.

ANCIENT VVISDOM recently performed several showcases during Austin’s prestigious South By Southwest festival following an extensive North American tour alongside Enslaved, Pallbearer and Royal Thunder.

Check out ANCIENT VVISDOM live:
5/17 Columbus, OH – Kobo Live w/ Cauldron
5/19 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class w/ Ides of Gemini
5/20 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge w/ Ides of Gemini
5/21 Lincoln, NE – The Zoo w/ Ides of Gemini
5/24 Austin, TX – Mohawk w/ Venomous Maximus
5/25 Bryan, TX – Grand Stafford Theatre

 

PROSTHETIC Artists Featured At SXSW

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Several PROSTHETIC RECORDS artists are set to perform throughout the week at the prestigious South By Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas, one of the largest and most anticipated music events of the year. SXSW takes place from March 12-17, featuring performances from PROSTHETIC artists SKELETONWITCH, ANCIENT VVISDOM, JUNIUS and MUTILATION RITES. See the flyer below for show details and set times!Share with all your friends!

 

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.

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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

ANSELMO, WARBEAST Release Split, Tour Starts Tonight

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Heavy metal legend PHILIP ANSELMO and Texas thrashers WARBEAST are pleased to announce today’s release of their new split album, entitled War of the Gargantuas. The split, released via Housecore Records, includes two songs from each artist. This album serves as the first release of any solo work by PHILIP ANSELMO during the span of his nearly 30-year legacy. Also, the two WARBEAST tracks on the split feature former bassist Alan Bovee before his amicable departure from the band. Since then, Dre Karst has joined on bass.

See what the press is saying about War of the Gargantuas:

“Veterans of the scene, WARBEAST don’t simply rely on the ’80s template. Rather, they blow it up and rebuild it into an even more vicious and vital monster… This is everything ANSELMO fans and metal fans have been hoping for and so much more. As with all of his projects, you’ve got to hear it to believe it.” – ArtistDirect.com

“The combination of PHILIP ANSELMO and WARBEAST make War Of The Gargantuas a vicious, brutal onslaught of metal that creates the ultimate teaser for both bands.”- Bloody-Disgusting.com

“…ANSELMO’s solo contributions to an upcoming split with WARBEAST, War of the Gargantuas, so delight me: they sound just, like, completely fucking fucknuts… It sounds as though ANSELMO is about to release the aural equivalent of a broken glass bath.” – MetalSucks.net

In addition to this week’s release of War of the GargantuasDOWN and WARBEAST kick off The Weed & Speed Tour: West Coast Throwdown in the Year of XIII in Houston, TX tonight at Warehouse Live!

The tour will make its way through several states, coming to a close on February 1 in Chattanooga, TN at Track 29. 

The entire upcoming tour is dedicated to the memory of the late Mike Scaccia. To donate to the Mike Scaccia Family Fundraiser, head here and follow the link: http://www.warbeast.org/?p=156

DOWN and WARBEAST 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom

1/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

1/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

1/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club

1/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

1/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim

1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

1/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

1/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

1/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

1/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

1/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

1/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

2/1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29

WARBEAST also recently announced the upcoming release of their second full-length album, Destroy. The album is scheduled to be released early this year via Housecore Records and is currently in the mastering stages. Stay tuned for more information on Destroy coming very soon.

 

Phil Anselmo Vs. Warbeast: WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS! Pre-Order Now

Four War of the Gargantuas EP Bundles Available – Each Include a Signed, Personalized Gift from PHILIP ANSELMO

Ho Ho… Housecore!

Can’t think of what to give your heavy metal buddies this holiday season?

HOUSECORE RECORDS is offering fans the ultimate gift deals just in time for the holidays, each featuring a personalized autographed gift from PHILIP ANSELMO himself!

Head to www.thehousecorestore.com and pre-order the War of the Gargantuas split EP in four different bundle pack options.

ALL BUNDLES come with a personalized, autographed gift from PHILIP ANSELMO. Also, CDs and vinyl LPs with the bundles are HOUSECORE RECORDS roster titles.

1) $20 – pre-order War of the Gargantuas and get THREE CDs of your choice – Direct Link

2) $30 – pre-order War of the Gargantuas and get TWO vinyl LPs of your choice – Direct Link

3) $32 – pre-order War of the Gargantuas and get THREE CDs of your choice, ONE Housecore patch and ONE Housecore T-shirt – Direct Link

4) $42 – pre-order War of the Gargantuas and get TWO vinyl LPs of your choice, ONE Housecore patch and ONE Housecore T-shirt – Direct Link

Head to www.thehousecorestore.com now and get your pre-order while this deal is still on!

War of the Gargantuas is the latest offering from legendary PanteraSuperjoint Ritual and DOWN vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO and Texas thrashers WARBEAST.

The split EP hits stores on January 8, 2013 and will include two songs from each artist. This album serves as the first release of any solo work by PHILIP ANSELMO during the span of his nearly 30-year legacy. Also, the two WARBEAST tracks on the split feature former bassist Alan Bovee before his amicable departure from the band. Since then, Dre Karst has joined on bass.

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS:

Philip H. Anselmo – Vocals

Marzi Montazeri – Guitars

Bennett Bartley – Bass

Joe Gonzalez – Drums

WARBEAST:

Bruce Corbitt – Vocals

Scott Shelby – Lead Guitar

Joe Gonzalez – Drums

Bobby Tillotson Jr. – Lead Guitar

Alan Bovee – Bass

Catch WARBEAST on the road with DOWN this winter.

The Weed & Speed Tour: West Coast Throwdown in the Year of XIII kicks off on January 11, 2013 in Houston, TX at Warehouse Live. See below for all dates, including the War of the Gargantuas release party on January 5 at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX.

DOWN and WARBEAST 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/5 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club (WARBEAST ONLY, War of the Gargantuas Release Show)

1/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom

1/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

1/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

1/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club

1/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

1/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim

1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

1/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

1/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

1/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

1/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

1/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

1/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

2/1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29

DOWN and WARBEAST Announce 2013 U.S. Tour Dates

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War of the Gargantuans album artwork

Louisiana heavy metal marvel DOWN and Texas thrashers WARBEAST are pleased to announce several U.S. tour dates in 2013. The upcoming tour, dubbed “The Weed & Speed Tour: West Coast Throwdown in the Year of XIII”, will kick off on January 11, 2013 in Houston, TX at Warehouse Live. The tour will make its way through several states, coming to a close on February 1st in Chattanooga, TN at Track 29.

Before the start of the tour, WARBEAST will headline the War of the Gargantuas release party show on January 5th at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX. See directly below for all currently released tour dates.

DOWN and WARBEAST 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/5 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club (WARBEAST ONLY, War of the Gargantuas Release Show)

1/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom

1/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

1/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

1/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club

1/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

1/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim

1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

1/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

1/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

1/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

1/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

1/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

1/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

2/1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29

DOWN vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO and WARBEAST recently announced that they will be releasing a new split album entitled War of the Gargantuas. The split will be released on January 8, 2012 via Housecore Records and will include two songs from each artist. This album serves as the first release of any solo work by PHILIP ANSELMO during the span of his nearly 30-year legacy. Also, the two WARBEAST tracks on the split feature former bassist Alan Bovee before his amicable departure from the band. Since then, Dre Karst has joined on bass.

WARBEAST also recently announced the upcoming release of their second full-length album, Destroy. The album is scheduled to be released in early 2013 via Housecore Records and is currently in the mastering stages. Stay tuned for more information on Destroy coming very soon.