Endorphins Lost Premiere New Song “Mercy For One” From Upcoming Split Release

Seattle-based Endorphins Lost announces an impending split 7” with OSK set for release in February, which will be supported by a Western US tour in March.

Endorphins Lost released their debut LP, Choose Your Way, through Six Weeks Records in November 2016, unabashedly introducing the masses to their blistering style of metallic, grinding, crust/powerviolence. The band will now stomp a fresh dose of salt into the wounds inflicted by their debut with four scathing new tracks, sharing a slab of 7” vinyl with their allies in Canadian grind/hardcore outfit OSK who add three tracks to the flipside. The Endorphins Lost tracks were recorded in March 2017 by Mike at Soundhouse Studios in Seattle, Washington, with additional vocals recorded by Dylan Ludwig at Raven Sound Studio in Prescott, Arizona, and mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studio in Oakland, California. The OSK tracks were recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jesse Gander at Hive Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia in the spring of 2013.

Stream the Endorphins Lost track “Mercy For One” below:

Endorphins Lost / Osk Split 7″ by Endorphins Lost

The split will see release on February 1st through a coalition of underground labels, Rotten To The Core Records, Delusions Of Terror Records, Agromosh Records, You All Die Records, and New Age Pyrate Punks Records. Watch for additional audio samples, preorder links, and more info to be issued in the coming days.

Side ENDORPHINS LOST Track Listing:
1. White Crosses
2. Mercy For One
3. Master’s Hair Trigger
4. The Prisoner’s Dilemma

Side OSK Track Listing:
1. Burrow
2. Let’s Play A House Show
3. Directionless

Endorphins Lost will support the new release with regional performances as well as a Western US tour. Running from March 7th through March 24th, the tour routing currently includes eighteen cities, beginning in the band’s hometown then crushing a counter-clockwise path around the western half of the country, and includes a show with Ghoul and Brainoil in Oakland, and a set at LA Speedfest in Los Angeles. The tour poster art was drawn by Michelle Hughes.

Endorphins Lost – Tour Dates:
1/18/2018 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA w/ Escuela, Spacebag
3/07/2018 The Kracken Bar – Seattle, WA
3/08/2018 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
3/09/2018 Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA w/ Ghoul, Brainoil
3/10/2018 LA Speedfest – Los Angeles, CA
3/11/2018 The Garth – Las Vegas, NV
3/12/2018 Hotel Monte Vista – Flagstaff, AZ
3/13/2018 The Lunchbox – Phoenix, AZ
3/14/2018 The Dungeon – Tucson, AZ
3/15/2018 Apartment 512 Boutique – El Paso, TX
3/16/2018 The Moonlight Lounge – Albuquerque, NM w/ Laughing Dog
3/17/2018 The Triple Nickel Tavern – Colorado Springs, CO w/ Laughing Dog, 908
3/18/2018 The 7th Circle Music Collective – Denver, CO w/ Laughing Dog, 908
3/19/2018 8 Bytes Game Café – Laramie, WY
3/20/2018 Dixieland – Salt Lake City, UT
3/21/2018 The Shredder – Boise, ID
3/22/2018 Di Pizza – Bend, OR
3/23/2018 2nd Cycle – Tacoma, WA
3/24/2018 Cherry Bomb – Port Angeles, WA

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Tragul Premiere New Video “The Tree of Life”

Formed in 2016 by keyboardist Adrian Benegas (Pergana), symphonic power metal act Tragul features a powerhouse of guest musicians that includes vocalist Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica), guitarist Steve Conley (Flotsam and Jetsam), bassist Oliver Holzwarth (ex Blind Guardian, ex Rhapsody of Fire, ex Tarja) and drummer Alex Holzwarth (ex Rhapsody of Fire). Having unleashed three singles “Bennu”, “The Message” and “Into The Heart of The Sun” earlier this year, the band reveal their latest video for their fourth single “The Tree of Life” streaming below.

Band founder Adrian Benegas comments:

“Our latest single ‘The Tree of Life’ is about hope, we wanted to give the fans a song they can relate to when they have had hard times. From its flowing melodies, powerful choruses, and a nice blend of the instrumental parts. We like to introduce a pleasant listening experience: nice sounds and beautifully executed vocals.”

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Dark Buddha Rising’s “II” Set To Drop Via Neurot Recordings This March

Prepare your mind, body, and the deepest recesses of your soul: the black gates that Dark Buddha Rising unlocked a decade ago with “I”, open further in 2018, as the band announce the “II” EP, due for release via Neurot Recordings on March 23rd, 2018. “II” continues to traverse spiritual planes, exposing a vortex with their sonic calls from beyond.

Sample new sounds with this immersive video below:

For ten years, the Finnish band has convened in the now-famous Wastement studio space, set below their home city of Tampere, Finland, to roil in the sounds of the underground, to meet dark spirits, to breathe in time with rhythmic pulses sent from the skies, the stars, and the very dirt around them.

On the surface, the band emits the blackest of psychedelia. Deep down, their sounds are forged in the blue fires of the ancients; exhalations of gods, goddesses and demons alike. Of this new offering, V. Ajomo notes, “To drain our sonic temple, we wanted to record the new material which was made for 2016 shows in order to proceed towards the unknown with open minds and hearts. After the cleansing, we initiated our chamber with ambient meditation and opened the portals of inspiration for our future work.”

“II” sees Dark Buddha Rising return to its purest incarnation: J.Rämänen on drums, P. Rämänen on bass, and V. Ajomo on guitar, J. Saarivuori on synths and M. Neuman on main vocals. “We have done a full cycle of the orbit and now is the time for gravitational slingshot towards the new dimensions in sound, deliverance and vision,” says Ajomo.

The EP’s A-side was recorded and mixed in Space Junk Studio by K.Nyyssönen and B-side was recorded in Wastement by Dark Buddha Rising and mixed by S. Tamminen.

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Fistula Announce Split Releases With Come To Grief And -(16)- As Part Of Ongoing Seven-Inch Series

In celebration of their impending twentieth anniversary, Ohio sludgecore veterans Fistula will release the first wave of an ongoing split seven-inch series. Slated to drop on December 15th via Patac Records, the first splits find Fistula sharing wax space with sludge stalwarts Come To Grief and -(16)-.

The band’s split with Come To Grief features two original unreleased tracks and will be available in three colors of vinyl as well as an extremely limited “cassingle.” On the second split, -(16)- covers “Complications” by Killing Joke while Fistula covers “Mongoloid” by Devo. This release will also be available in three color variants. Fistula will unleash four more splits with Hemdale, Bloodsick, Fister, and one final band to be announced at a later date. Additionally, the bandwill issue a vinyl version of 2016’s Longing For Infection with a bonus etched seven-inch from the recording session. Details to be announced in the coming weeks.

1. Fistula/Come To Grief Track Listing:

A1 Come To Grief – Take Me In My Sleep
B1 Fistula – Contusion

2. Fistula/-(16)- Track Listing:
A1 -(16)- – Complications (Killing Joke cover)
B1 Fistula – Mongoloid (Devo cover)

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Kuoleman Galleria Debuts New Video “Ajan Hammas”

Finnish Black’n’Rollers Kuoleman Galleria has today released their second album “Pimeys Saapuu Pohjoiseen” (eng. Darkness arrives to the north). The album presents 14 tracks of grooving dark and rocking metal and it’s a follow up to their 2016 debut album “Kärsimys Kunniaan”.

Kuoleman Galleria also releases a music video to the track “Ajan Hammas” from the album streaming below.

Kuoleman Galleria singer Kimmo Jankkari comments the new album:

“With this album the feelings are present in many ways. We worked pretty intensively almost two years, and the songs reflect the feelings during that time. Couple of times we went to the deep end spiritually. After all the whole process was kind of purifying experience and I believe people can hear that from the album. From singer perspective it was really nice to record the final tracks during intense sessions in the middle of Finnish nature without any distraction from outside world. The things just worked out well and the new album sounds exactly like it should sound.”

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Grimtone Unleash Debut Album “Memento Mori”

Swedish black metal band Grimtone’s debut album “Memento Mori” is now available via Extreme Metal Music a sub-division of Rockshots Records. Influenced by the Norwegian black metal scene, the album unleashed on December 8th features eight blistering tracks influenced by the topic of death as well as the transition from life. Founded by Michael Lang (Stonegriff) in 2016 and soon after joined by Linus Carlstedt (Nebulous Aura and Extermination), the duo was complete to brutalize all with their pure black metal at its best, it’s grim, harsh and frozen shivers within and all around.

“Memento Mori” can be heard in full below:

Memento Mori by Grimtone

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Double Experience Announce European / UK Tour Dates w/ Hed PE, Conveyer

Canadian nerd-rockers Double Experience announce they will be supporting Hed PE on their European/ UK tour dates along with Conveyer from January 25th until February 25th (dates listed below). Double Experience have performed across 15 countries, playing everywhere from video game museums to tattoo conventions to Ottawa and Montreal ComicCons as well as many other gatherings such as MAGFest and GuardianCon as well as showcases at Canadian Music Week and Indie Week Canada. Their adventures have been supported by international radio, festivals and television alike, culminating with an entire nerd-rock exposé and performance on Global TV in Canada.

The band recently released their Factor-funded single / music video, “The Pilot” off their upcoming fourth album “Rock (Geology)” to follow 2016’s break out, “Unsaved Progress”, an album that included their much loved single “The Glimmer Shot”; a Destiny-themed rock anthem, which earned them accolades from the creators of the video game itself plus their cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Godzilla”.

Guitarist Brock Tinsley comments:

“We’re proud to return to Europe for the first time since 2015 with these hard-hitting bands, so we’re prepared our most energetic show to date. If anyone thinks these Canadian geeks can’t bring the muscle, they’ll be in for a big surprise.”

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Napalm Death Announces Compilation Album, “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”

Britain’s grindcore pioneers Napalm Death are happy to announce the release of a special 2CD, 2LP and Digital Download compilation entitled “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” for March 2018 via Century Media Records.

This special release will include a total of 31 songs in a playing time of over 90 minutes compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. The release’s cover artwork, created by longtime visual partner Frode Sylthe, can be seen below.

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Child Bite To Begin Tour With Unsane Next Week

Detroit’s eccentrics Child Bite, who’ve spent much of the year road bound, return to the streets next week supporting legendary noise rock trio Unsane and experimental trio BigIBrave. The eight-date trek – which runs from December 12th through December 19th – follows Child Bite’s recent tour with Housecore labelmates Superjoint along with DevilDriver and will serve as their final shows of the year.

Child Bite w/ Unsane, Big|Brave:
12/12/2017 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
12/13/2017 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
12/14/2017 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
12/15/2017 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
12/16/2017 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
12/17/2017 L’Astral – Montreal, QC [no Big|Brave]
12/18/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA
12/19/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

Child Bite released their Negative Noise full-length last year via Housecore Records. The wild, forty-seven-minute assault was produced by Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.), mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer), and is where the Venn diagram of Black Flag, Voivod, and The Jesus Lizard truly overlaps. The record won the #33 of Decible’s Top 40 Albums Of 2016. Hailed Punk News, “This is for the open-minded punk, headbanger, or weirdo. If you like your music a little on the ugly side, you owe it to yourself to check them out.” Added No Clean Singing, “Negative Noise possesses a brilliance and individuality all its own and is a refreshing breath of fetid air in an era saturated with a d-beat-only approach to punk and hardcore.”

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Death Keepers Sign With Fighter Records – Streaming “Rock & Roll City”

Spanish Heavy Metallers Death Keepers have just inked a deal with Fighter Records for the release of their debut album to be entitled “Rock This World” which is due to come out next 22nd of January 2018. Stream the track “Rock & Roll City” below.

Formed back in 2011 Death Keepers released their demo “On the Sacred Way” in 2013 and since then, they’ve been working on their debut album developing their own sound where they added more Hard Rock influences to their previous Power Heavy Metal sound.

“Rock This World” was recorded during 2016 and early 2017 with producer Gorka Alegre (Barón Rojo, Ñu, Steven Adler…) and co-producer and sound engineer Gorka Dresbaj. Including both previous revamped songs from their demo and new tunes, the sound of Death Keepers is a fresh, catchy and incerdibly addicting blend of classic Power Heavy Metal with touches a la Judas Priest and some Hard Rock incluences that gives an unusual result which is tremendously infectious. If you’re tired of the typical Heavy Metal formulas, Death Keepers is definitely something that will surprise you!!

Tracklist for “Rock This World” is as follows:

01. Rock & Roll City
02. Fire Angel
03. Death Keepers
04. Haven’s Heaven
05. Rock This World
06. Thriving Forcast
07. Love’s Within (Yourself)
08. Wildfire
09. Invention IV
10. Metallia
11. Smooth Hit Love

Death Keepers’ debut album “Rock This World” will see the light on 22nd of January 2018 through Fighter Records.

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