Mountain Of Wizard Announces New U.S. Tour Dates

By dhmn On December 19th, 2014

The New Orleans instrumental riff conjurors from Mountain Of Wizard – who feature within their ranks members of EyeHateGod, Classhole and Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight — will kick off the new year with short run of live rituals supporting amplification kings, High On Fire.

Set to commence in Birmingham, Mountain Of Wizard will levy smoky, bottom-heavy jams upon the ears of West Columbia, Richmond, Brooklyn, Hartford, Portland, Poughkeepsie and Providence with additional shows to be announced in the weeks to come.

Formed in 2008, Mountain Of Wizard worships at the altar of the riff boasting a thick, raging, blues-ridden Bayou swagger. See the band live on these dates:

1/06/2015 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
1/07/2015 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
1/08/2015 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
1/09/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
1/10/2015 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
1/11/2015 Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME
1/13/2015 The Loft at the Chance Theatre – Poughkeepsie, NY
1/14/2015 Simon’s 677 – Providence, RI

Arbiter Posts “Bang Bang” Cover Lyric Video

By dhmn On December 19th, 2014

The self-aware entertainers from Arbiter have Rick-trolled their own fans, showed the world how to write breakdowns with playing cards, and put up 80 other mildly entertaining videos on their official YouTube channel.

Now 2014 draws to a close and Arbiter is going out with a Bang Bang — with a cover of Jessie J’s Top 40 hit of the same name featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. Arbiter’s version of “Bang Bang” will be featured on the “Djent Rolls Deep Vol. 2″ compilation put together It Djents and The Djent-lemen’s Club, in addition to a full-scale release via Famined Records.

“It is a total blast to listen to,” boasts Connor Arbiter, vocalist of the band. “I mean [our cover of ‘Bang Bang’] pays hilarious tribute—and parody—to both the original song, pop music and of course the contrasting metal music memes and bands everyone in the community knows and loves.” Connor adds that the song has “plenty of zeroes” and sounds “more Meshuggah than Meshuggah does.”

“Guys in metal bands will be sending this song to their crushes on Valentine’s Day next year, I guarantee it.” Connor adds some closing thoughts. “It totally captures the “metal br0 love life.”

Baring Teeth Streaming “The Violitionist Sessions” Online

By dhmn On December 19th, 2014

Dallas-based tech/death trio Baring Teeth recently took part in a shredding session at Civil Audio in Denton, Texas to record a live studio set, as part of “The Violitionist Sessions.”

Alongside a short interview, Baring Teeth clinically destroys three tracks from second LP, “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins” — “Visitant,” “Dripping Sun” and the title track — all recorded by Michael Briggs live with no overdubs. You can read the interview at this location and stream the tracks below.

Baring Teeth released “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins” through Willowtip Records at the end of November. The album was recorded by Alex Bhore (This Will Destroy You) at Elmwood Recording, mixed by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Battles, Daughters), and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Swans). See the band live on these dates:

12/20/2014 Gatsby’s Mansion – Denton, TX
1/09/2015 Augustine’s – Hammond, LA
1/10/2015 Back to Back Bar – Bossier City, LA

Baring Teeth by Violitionist Sessions

Power Trip Announces Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates

By dhmn On December 19th, 2014

Since the 2013 release of debut LP “Manifest Decimation” on Southern Lord Recordings, the Texas maniacs from Power Trip have toured incessantly.

The ongoing attack will continue into 2015, as the band just announced a new rash of U.S. tour dates in February and March.

First up, closing a crushing 2014 tour schedule down, Power Trip will bring mayhem to the Fern Park, Florida-based FYA Fest on December 27th and 28th. From February 23rd through 25th, the band will raid three Texan towns alongside S.H.I.T. Then on March 3rd, Power Trip gets underway with a three-week run through the Midwest and West Coast states, set to conclude at South By So What?! 2015 Festival in Grand Prairie, Texas, on select dates joining Build And Destroy, Title Fight, and Merchandise.

But as always with these road animals, more dates will undoubtedly be announced in the coming weeks.

12/28/2014 Orlando Live Events – Fern Park, FL @ FYA Fest w/ Cold World, Bitter End
2/23/2015 Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
2/24/2015 The North Door – Austin, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
2/25/2015 1011 – San Antonio, TX w/ S.H.I.T.
3/03/2015 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
3/04/2015 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL w/ Build and Destroy
3/05/2015 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Build and Destroy
3/06/2015 Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/07/2015 The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/08/2015 The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/09/2015 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/10/2015 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/12/2015 The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/13/2015 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/14/2015 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/15/2015 The Glass House – Pomona, CA w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/16/2015 Club Red – Mesa, AZ w/ Title Fight, Merchandise
3/17/2015 Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Merchandise
3/18/2015 Primal Skate Shop – Abilene, TX w/ Merchandise
3/22/2015 South By So What?! – Grand Prairie, TX

Dead In The Manger Streaming New Song “Part IV”

By dhmn On December 19th, 2014

20 Buck Spin is getting ready to bombard the planet with the latest output from Dead In The Manger as debut LP “Cessation” is prepped for an early February release.

Today the first single from the album has made its way online. Check out the track “Part IV” below, thanks to Noisey.Vice.com.

Dead In The Manger’s content, song titles, and origin remain as unidentified as the members’ identities, not to bury a hidden agenda or mask some smattering of mainstream entertainment icons from public scrutiny, but more to allow the artwork, music and belittling delivery to be the focal points of the flesh-cutting tunes.

20 Buck Spin, also responsible for Dead In The Manger’s “Transience” EP early this year, will release Cessation on February 3rd, 2015, on 12″ LP and through all digital outlets.

Moonspell Unveils “Extinct” Album Artwork

By dhmn On December 19th, 2014

Moonspell’s new album “Extinct” is due out March 2015 via Napalm Records, and today the cover artwork can be seen below. The band also comments:

“We have arrived safely in Warsaw, Poland and are just chilling out and resting to kick some ass tomorrow in the last show of a very intense year, or a couple of years to be more accurate.

“We take the chance to reveal our new cover artwork done by Seth Siro Anton once again. Goes without saying that we feel privileged of having him creating such spectacular, disturbing and impressive paintings to adorn our music.

“This will be the cover of our jewelcase edition but we can already let you know that all editions available (Napalm deluxe box; Mediabook and Vynil LP) will have different cover artwork!”

1. Until We Are No More (Breathe)
2. Medusalem
3. Funeral Bloom
4. Domina
5. La Baphomette
6. The Last Of Us
7. A Dying Breed
8. Malignia
9. Extinct
10. The Future Is Dark

1349 Announces U.S. Headlining Tour Dates

By dhmn On December 19th, 2014

The Norwegian black metal tyrants from 1349 have announced a headlining U.S. tour. The trek, which starts on February 8th in Tampa, FL sees the band travel throughout the month before concluding in Spartanburg, SC.

Support on this tour comes from Origin, Abysmal Dawn, and Wolvhammer. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

In addition to the full U.S. tour, 1349 has also announced an exclusive performance as part of next year’s “70000 Tons of Metal” cruise. The cruise departs from Miami, FL on January 22nd, and will travel for 4 days before returning.

1/22-26 Miami, FL @ 70000 tons of Metal Cruise (1349 Only)

2/8 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
2/10 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
2/11 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
2/12 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
2/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Complex
2/15 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
2/16 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s
2/18 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
2/19 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
2/20 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
2/21 Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
2/22 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
2/23 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
2/24 Springfield, VA @ Empire
2/25 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero

New Music Video “Follow The Deadlights” Released By Diablo Blvd

By dhmn On December 19th, 2014

Brussels heavy rock/metal act Diablo Blvd released a music video for the new track “Follow the Deadlights,” the title track for the upcoming new album. The video is the third for the release. The album is set for release via Nuclear Blast Records on January 23, 2015.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Beyond The Veil
2. Rise Like Lions (see music video here)
3. Get Up 9
4. Follow The Deadlights
5. Son Of Cain (see music video)
6. Come With Me (Battle Call)
7. Fear Is For The Enemy
8. Peace Won By War
9. End Of Time
10. Inhuman
11. Saint Of Killers

Check out “Follow the Deadlights” here:

Preview Clip For New Music Video “Walking On Water” Posted By Jorn Lande & Trond Holter’s Dracula

By dhmn On December 19th, 2014

Jorn Lande & Trond Holter’s Dracula released a preview clip for an upcoming music video for the new track “Walking on Water.” The song appears on the debut release “Swing of Death,” which is expected for release on January 23rd (EU) and January 27th (North America) via Frontiers Music Srl.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Hands of Your God
2. Walking On Water
3. Swing of Death
4. Masquerade Ball
5. Save Me
6. River Of Tears
7. Queen of the Dead
8. Into the Dark
9. True Love Through Blood (Instrumental)
10. Under The Gun

The video is expected to be released on January 9th. Check out the preview clip here:

Lyric Video For New Track “Multiple Truths” Posted By Melechesh

By dhmn On December 19th, 2014

Israeli metal act Melechesh posted a lyric video for the new track “Multiple Truths.” The song appears on the upcoming new album “Enki,” which is set for release on February 27th (EU), March 2nd (UK) and March 10th (US).

The track list is:

1. Tempest Temper Enlil Enraged
2. The Pendulum Speaks
3. Lost Tribes
4. Multiple Truths
5. Enki – Divine Nature Awoken
6. Metatron And Man
7. The Palm The Eye And Lapis Lazuli
8. Doorways To Irkala
9. The Outsiders

Check out “Multiple Truths” here: