Motograter Deny Reports Of Mass Exodus Of Band Members – Say They “Are Ready To Rock”

Motograter have issued a statement denying the recent report that five members of the group had left the band. Yesterday, this report emerged via, which alleged that the band were down to guitarist/vocalist Matt “Nuke” Nunes, having shared a screen cap of a text conversation with guitarist Jesse Stamper that mentioned a mass exodus of band members. Motograter have since denied those reports, issuing the below statement:

“Everything is fine, we just completed our headline tour. Something small got blown out of proportion in the media due to a disgruntled ex-member falsely reporting that we broke up and spreading the news to other websites. That couldn’t be further from the truth. We are the strongest we’ve ever been! We have festivals coming up and then the Terror Universal co-headlining tour coming up after that. We are ready to rock!”

It is unsure if the ‘disgruntled ex-member’ refers to Stamper or the Motograter’s former drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson, who has ties to Robertson feuded with Nunes via social media making allegations of drug abuse and violent behavior after being let go.

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Witch Mountain Debut Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming Self-Titled Album

Oregon doom metal institution Witch Mountain unleash their self-titled album, out May 25 on Svart Records, streaming below.

Witch Mountain tour dates:

May 31 Seattle, WA North West Terror Fest

June 23 Portland, OR Star Theater #

July 11 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp

July 12 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

July 13 San Diego, CA Til Two

July 14 Los Angeles, CA Lexington

July 15 Phoenix, AZ Club Red

July 16 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad

July 18 Austin, TX Lost Well

July 19 Denton, TX Dan’s Silverleaf

July 20 Memphis, TN HiTone

July 21 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light

July 22 Atlanta, GA The Earl

July 23 Asheville, NC Mothlight

July 25 Chapel Hill, NC Cat’s Cradle

July 26 Richmond, VA Strange Matter

July 27 Baltimore, MD Metro

July 28 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie

July 29 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus

July 31 Boston, MA Great Scott

August 1 Portland, ME Geno’s

August 2 Montreal, QC Vitrola

August 3 Ottawa, ON House of Targ

August 4 Toronto, ON Garrison

August 5 Buffalo, NY Mohawk

August 7 Lexington, KY Green Lantern

August 8 Chicago, IL Reggie’s

August 9 Omaha, NE Lookout Lounge

August 10 Denver, CO Hi-Dive

August 11 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court

# – Will Haven, Atriarch and Worm Ouroboros open (Record release show)

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Svalbard Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “It’s Hard To Have Hope”

UK metallic hardcore army Svalbard unleash “It’s Hard To Have Hope”, their blistering, forward-thinking, and socially vibrant new album, in full. The new effort will see a Friday, May 25th release and is available for pre-order now via Translation Loss Records, Holy Roar, Through Love Records, and Tokyo Jupiter Records.

Check out now “It’s Hard To Have Hope” in its entirety below.

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Bookakee Debut New Song “Bréhaigne” From Upcoming New Album “Ignominies” – Benighted’s Julien Truchan Guests

Often referred to as Montreal’s answer to GWAR, progressive/technical Death Metal whirlwind BOOKAKEE will release sophomore album Ignominies June 29 on Transcending Records. A promo video for first single “Bréhaigne,” the album’s only song sung in French and featuring guest vocalist Julien Truchan (BENIGHTED), is now available for streaming below:

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Blood Of Christ Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “Unrelenting Declivity Of Anguish”

Canadian brutal death metal legends Blood Of Christ premiere the full-album stream of the band’s brand new album “Unrelenting Declivity Of Anguish”, out in stores now via CDN Records.

Check out now “Unrelenting Declivity Of Anguish” in its entirety below.

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Witchsorrow Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Hexenhammer”

British doom outfit Witchsorrow premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new effort “Hexenhammer”, which will be out in stores May 25th through Candlelight/Spinefarm Records.

Check out now “Hexenhammer” in its entirety below.

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Limb Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Saboteurs of the Sun”

English sludge rockers Limb premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Saboteurs of the Sun”, which will be out in stores later today via through New Heavy Sounds.

Check out now “Saboteurs of the Sun” in its entirety below.

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Sixes Premiere New Video “Fogbreather” From Latest Album “Methistopheles”

Los Angeles sludge and blackened doom quartet Sixes premiere a new video for “Fogbreather”, taken from their latest album “Methistopheles”, out in stores now via Black Bow Records.

Check out now “Fogbreather” below.

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2018 ‘The Summer Slaughter Tour’ Officially Announced

This year’s edition of the 2018 ‘The Summer Slaughter Tour‘ has now officially been announced. The tour will feature the below bands and will run as follows:

Between The Buried And Me
Born Of Osiris
Veil Of Maya
The Agony Scene
Terror Universal

07/13 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz Raleigh
07/14 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
07/15 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/17 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
07/18 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
07/19 New York City, NY – Irving Plaza
07/20 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
07/21 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/22 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
07/24 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
07/26 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
07/30 Columbus, OH – Express Live
08/02 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
08/03 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
08/05 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
08/09 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
08/10 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater
08/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
08/12 Anaheim, CA – Grove of Anaheim
08/14 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
08/17 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
08/18 Houston, TX – House of Blues
08/19 Austin, TX – Empire Garage

Further dates are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Black Tusk Premiere New Track “Agali” – Set August Release For New Album “T.C.B.T.”

Black Tusk‘s new effort “T.C.B.T.” will be out on August 17 via Season Of Mist. Today the band debut a new track from the album, entitled “Agali“, which you can stream below.

Explain Black Tusk:

“We decided to entitle this record ‘TCBT.’ Its a play on TCB, taking care of business, add a T to the end and its Taking Care of Black Tusk. Its an idea, a slogan if you will that James and Athon came up with some years ago, and since his passing and essentially the reformation of this band we found it fitting for a title.

We turned inward after ‘Pillars Of Ash‘. Corey came on board and we did the tours to support that record playing the songs that we had written with Athon, Then we took some time off and learned how to write with a new member, we took our time and worked out our ideas, we brought new ideas and talents into the fold. This record is something that we are truly proud of, its the culmination of two years of reworking ourselves as a band.

We’ve closed one chapter of this band are starting anew, we are Taking Care of Black Tusk. We recorded this record as a three piece and are going to tour to perform it as a four piece. With a nod to our past and with the knowledge of lessons learned and experience gained, we are heading back out full throttle with a new energy and a new band. When you listen, you will hear Black Tusk, not the old as was, but a new Black Tusk keeping tour roots and carving a new path.”

Adding about the newly premiered song:

“Simply put, Agali means ‘to return.’ I learned of the word from the bandmates of Victoria Scalisi, she passed away from cancer this year along with another of our close friends Jake Trout. Victoria and her bands inspired us to do what we do today and her and Jake were family to us.

This song to us is about passing on and your spirit and energy returning itself into the lives of the people who were close to you and even the lives of complete strangers. Our time here is short and when our bodies pass on, hopefully the good things that we have done and the ideas we have spread will return. So this song is dedicated to the memories of Jake and Victoria, may you always return.”

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