Goatwhore streams new single, “Mankind Will Have No Mercy”, online

– June 21st, 2017 –

New album, ‘Vengeful Ascension’, to see release this Friday + headlining tour with Anciients underway

“Mankind Will Have No Mercy” is the latest single from New Orleans metal legion Goatwhore. The punishing hymn comes by way of the band’s anticipated new full-length, Vengeful Ascension, set for worldwide release this Friday, June 23rd, via Metal Blade Records.

Check out the audio menace of “Mankind Will Have No Mercy” at: metalblade.com/goatwhore – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–Limited “spell book” edition including two CDs (limited to 3000 copies)
–180g black vinyl
–clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–sepia/white-splatter vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–violet-red marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–Clear with black and white swirls (limited to 1500 copies – US exclusive)
–sepia-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The band’s seventh full-length offering and second recorded reel-to-reel was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

In a near-perfect 9.5/10 rating, Metal Assault writes, “With their consistent, exclusive, unbridled sound, they leave a lasting impression… they prove just honest, pure heavy metal can still be a thing. It’s bands like this that give hope and power to the metal scene. This album is inspiring and one to put on repeat.” Heavy Blog Is Heavy concurs, Goatwhore have eclipsed their previous work by creating an expansive and involving album that is as heavy as it is musically diverse and unusually catchy.” While Team Rock calls it, “…the most mature recording in the Goatwhore canon,” furthering, “Its combination of disparate subgenres from opposite ends of the structural and melodic continuum is masterful, resulting in a remarkably non-contrasting display of good and evil; that being good songs that sound as evil as all hell.”

Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. Metal Wani hails another, “perfectly-sculpted Goatwhore masterpiece of raw aggressiveness and the band’s classic instrumentals.” New Noise Magazine gushes, “‘Vengeful Ascension‘ is Goatwhore‘s most diverse and interesting work to-date. The band proves that they can do more than just shred away from beginning to end, but build upon their foundation to introduce deeper chemistry…The record is one of those works that taps into the vein of human existence, and unleashes it in devastating heavy metal fashion.” Metal Insider notes, “There’s no filler here. It’s fast, sometimes slow, painfully brutal yet also restrained where needed… Their live show proves to everyone that these guys are for real and there’s no dependency on pro-tools and gimmicks. They record ‘track to tape’ so any fakery is thrown out the window. It’s like the opposite of Instagram. It’s pure sweat equity with these guys year after year and it pays off.”

Goatwhore is currently ravaging stages through the USA and Canada on a near-three-week headlining tour with Vancouver metallers, Anciients. The tour commenced June 9th and will run through July 1st. The band’s latest journey comes in advance of their previously announced North American fall takeover supporting UK-based metal icons Venom Inc. “The Blood Stained Earth Tour” will pillage twenty-eight cities from September 1st through October 2nd. Additional support will be provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio deathcore unit The Convalescence. See all confirmed dates below.

Goatwhore tour dates
w/ Anciients:

June 9 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
June 10 – Backstage Lubbock Depot – Lubbock, TX
June 11 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
June 12 – The Green Rom – Flagstaff, AZ
June 14 – Stork Club – Oakland, CA
June 15 – Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
June 16 – Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
June 20 – Generator Cabaret – Prince George, BC
June 21 – Distortion – Calgary, AB
June 22 – Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton, AB
June 23 – Riddell Center – Regina, SK
June 24 – Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
June 25 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
June 26 – The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
June 27 – Frankies – Bryan, OH
June 28 – Fubar – St. Louis, OH
June 29 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Springdale, AR
June 30 – Vino’s Brewpub – Little Rock, AR
July 1 – Maggie Meyers Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL

Goatwhore tour dates
w/ Venom Inc., Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence

Sept. 1 – Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 2 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Sept. 3 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Sept. 4 – Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Sept. 5 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Sept. 7 – Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Sept. 8 – Reggies – Chicago, IL
Sept. 9 – Full Terror Metal Fest – Cave In Rock, IL
Sept. 10 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Sept. 11 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Sept. 13 – The Pin – Spokane, WA
Sept. 14 – Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
Sept. 15 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
Sept. 16 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Sept. 18 – Slims – San Francisco, CA
Sept. 19 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 20 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Sept. 21 – Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
Sept. 22 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
Sept. 23 – Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
Sept. 24 – Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
Sept. 25 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
Sept. 26 – Parish at HOB – New Orleans, LA
Sept. 28 – Churchill’s – Miami, FL
Sept. 29 – Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Sept. 30 – The Haven – Orlando, FL
Oct. 1 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Oct. 2 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom, Vengeful Ascension finds its members at their most accomplished – both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet’s dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating, spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons’ and bassist James Harvey’s hammering rhythms with front-man Ben Falgoust’s distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.

Goatwhore recording line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
James Harvey – Bass

Goatwhore touring line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – Bass

Goatwhore online:
http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore
http://www.goatwhore.net
http://www.instagram.com/goatwhorenola

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Execration releases new single, “Eternal Recurrence”, online

– June 20th, 2017 –

On July 14th, Norwegian death metallers Execration will release their new album, Return To The Void, via Metal Blade Records. Today the band premieres a new album track, “Eternal Recurrence” – which can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=fTpOOBc0U8A

Execration comments: “‘Eternal Recurrence’ is the first track off ‘Return To The Void‘ – it will grab hold of you and throw you into space, drag you back down to earth and take you on a journey through ancient caves and deep into the graveyard of your inner mind. The song was one of the first written for ‘Return To The Void‘, and it set the stage for the rest of the song-writing for the album.”

For another preview of Return To The Void, the title track can be heard at: metalblade.com/execration – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–pot green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-splatter vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 120 copies – USA exclusive)
–red transparent vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Hells Headbangers exclusive)
* plus digital options are also available!

“Coming off of two double 12″ vinyl albums, the first clear goal for writing ‘Return To The Void‘ was to deliver the same kind of dynamic and shifting song-writing in a more condensed to-the-point package”, comments Execration. Stripping songs down to their essential core has been a driving force while writing, and it shows – there is not a wasted moment on the album. Ticking in at 42 minutes – a perfect fit for the vinyl format – the album takes the listener through a whirlwind of thrash, death, black, and even heavy metal, fast and slow parts, and the trademark Execration shifts in mood, tempo, and atmosphere.

“As with the previous two albums, we wanted to capture the feel of a live performance, so all the basic tracks (drums, guitars, bass) were recorded live in our rehearsal studio in Oslo over the course of a weekend. Vocals, synths, and various effects where recorded the following weeks with assistance from Andreas Tylden (One Tail, One Head / Altaar). The album was then mixed and mastered by Tom Kvalsvoll of Kvalsonic Labs.”

Thematically, the album takes off into outer space, the world of dreams, and philosophic musings on time and space. The album’s seven songs and two instrumental tracks are permeated with the mysteries of the universe, both in lyrical content and concept, and in the music itself. This theme is further brought to life by the magnificent art of Zbigniew M. Bielak that adorns the front cover.

Return To The Void track-listing:
1. Eternal Recurrence
2. Hammers of Vulcan
3. Nekrocosm
4. Cephalic Transmissions
5. Blood Moon Eclipse
6. Unicursal Horrorscope
7. Through the Oculus
8. Return to the Void
9. Det Uransakelige Dyp

Execration line-up:
Cato Syversrud – Drums
Christian Johansen – Guitar / Vocals
Jorgen Maristuen – Guitar / Vocals
Jonas Helgemo – Bass

Execration online:
http://facebook.com/execrationnorway
https://soundcloud.com/execrationnorway

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The Lurking Fear Unveils New Album “Out Of The Voiceless Grave”

Swedish death metal group The Lurking Fear will soon release debut album, “Out Of The Voiceless Grave,” worldwide on August 11th, 2017 via Century Media Records. The cover artwork for “Out Of The Voiceless Grave” was designed by Stefan Thanneur and can be seen below.

Vocalist Tomas Lindberg checked in with the following comment: “Stefan Thanneur understood the vision I had for ‘Out Of The Voiceless Grave’ straight away. He has portrayed the exact same nightmare vortex of interstellar death and terror that I envisioned when I wrote the lyrics and came up with the concept. Pure cosmic evil. Even more twisted madness than my imagination could portray. I have been very happy to work with yet another great talent. You can never get enough tentacles.”

The album was recorded at Welfare Sounds (Bombus, RAM, Bombs Of Hades, etc.) in Gothenburg, Sweden and will be available as special edition digipak CD, gatefold LP on 180 gram vinyl with a poster and also as a digital download. The album’s LP edition will be available on classic black vinyl as well as on limited edition golden vinyl (300 copies total).

1. Out Of The Voiceless Grave
2. Vortex Spawn
3. The Starving Gods Of Old
4. The Infernal Dread
5. With Death Engraved In Their Bones
6. Upon Black Winds
7. Teeth Of The Dark Plains
8. The Cold Jaws Of Death
9. Tongued With Foul Flames
10. Winged Death
11. Tentacles Of Blackened Horror
12. Beneath Menacing Sands

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Bloodclot premieres new video for “Kali” via ViveLeRock.net

– June 1st, 2017 –

On July 14th, Bloodclot – featuring true hardcore pioneers John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves) – will release their new album, Up In Arms, via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has teamed up with ViveLeRock.net to premiere the new video for the album track “Kali”, which can be viewed at: vivelerock.net

For another preview of Up In Arms, the title track can be heard at: metalblade.com/bloodclot – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD
–black vinyl + album download card
–blue vinyl + album download card (limited to 300 copies)
–white/black splatter vinyl + album download card (limited to 200 copies)
–golden yellow vinyl + album download card (limited to 100 copies – CoreTex exclusive)
–red vinyl + album download card (limited to 200 copies – Green Hell exclusive)
–white vinyl + album download card (limited to 120 copies – USA exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

At its purest, there is little that can match the visceral thrill and empowering spirit of hardcore. As front-man of New York City hardcore kings Cro-Mags, this is something John Joseph knows very well, and with Up In Arms, he and his Bloodclot compatriots deliver a furious collection that hits hard on every level. From the moment the opening title track explodes to life, it’s clear that everyone involved is having a blast and playing from the heart, and that this is no frills / no bullshit music at its most passionate. “In this band we’re doing what each of us have always done: give it our all,” John Joseph states plainly. “We work hard, and we have a lot to say. Look around the planet – people are fed up with the corrupt ruling class. They destroy the planet and kill millions for profit, and the formula for our response is simple: Anger + applied knowledge = results. Don’t just bitch. Change it.”

Up In Arms track-listing
1. Up in Arms
2. Fire
3. Manic
4. Kill the Beast
5. Prayer
6. Siva / Rudra
7. Soldiers of the New Babylon
8. Kali
9. Slow Kill Genocide
10. Slipping into Darkness
11. Life As One
12. You’ll Be the Death of Me

Bloodclot tour dates
w/ Negative Approach

July 14 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar and Music Hall
July 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
July 16 – Washington DC – DC9
July 18 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
July 19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
July 20 – Belmar, NJ – Paul’s Tavern
July 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
July 23 – Buffalo, NY – Studio at the Waiting Room
July 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
July 26 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
July 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
July 28 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
July 29 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
July 30 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Aug. 1 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Aug. 3 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
Aug. 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex w/ Nails, Final Conflict
Aug. 5 – Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room w/ Nails, Final Conflict
Aug. 6 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick w/ Nails, Final Conflict

Bloodclot line-up:
John Joseph (Cro-Mags) – Vocals
Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law) – Guitars
Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves) – Bass
Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!) – Drums

Bloodclot online:
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https://www.instagram.com/BloodclotOfficial

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Goatwhore unveils “Chaos Arcane” lyric video

– May 24th, 2017 –

‘Vengeful Ascension’ release day draws near; band to kick off headlining tour June 9th

Vengeful Ascension is the imminent new full-length from New Orleans’ metal legion Goatwhore. Set to drop on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records worldwide, the band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

In advance of its release, today the band shares the official lyric video for “Chaos Arcane.” Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s character who attempts to recount the inexplicable sense of fear in expectancy of an unknown evil, the track conveys that sensation of impending doom through sound in a way only Goatwhore can. To view “Chaos Arcane”, please visit: metalblade.com/goatwhore – where you can also stream the title track, and pre-order Vengeful Ascension in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–Limited “spell book” edition including two CDs (limited to 3000 copies)
–180g black vinyl
–clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–sepia/white-splatter vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–violet-red marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–Clear with black and white swirls (limited to 1500 copies – US exclusive)
–sepia-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Mixed by Chris Common (Tribulation, Pelican) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Today Is The Day), the ten-track Vengeful Ascension is a sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom. While hardly a concept record in the traditional sense, Vengeful Ascension loosely revolves itself around Luciferian notions in title and spirit where the symbol of Lucifer serves not as a fiendish, all-destroying demon but rather an emancipator or guiding light. It’s a theme of struggle and transcendence derived from John Milton’s Paradise Lost epic and one that has appeared, whether directly or indirectly, within Goatwhore works of the past.

Goatwhore recently wrapped up a successful tour with label-mates Amon Amarth. The band will play the Fort Worth Metal Fest at the The Rail Club in Fort Wort, Texas this weekend before taking to the streets again for a near-three-week North American headlining journey from June 9th through July 1st. Support will be provided by Vancouver metallers, Anciients. See all confirmed dates below.

Goatwhore tour dates:
May 27-28 – Fort Worth Metal Fest @ The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
w/ Anciients:
June 9 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
June 10 – Backstage Lubbock Depot – Lubbock, TX
June 11 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
June 12 – The Green Rom – Flagstaff, AZ
June 14 – Stork Club – Oakland, CA
June 15 – Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
June 16 – Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
June 20 – Generator Cabaret – Prince George, BC
June 21 – Distortion – Calgary, AB
June 22 – Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton, AB
June 23 – Riddell Center – Regina, SK
June 24 – Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
June 25 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
June 26 – The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
June 27 – Frankies – Bryan, OH
June 29 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Springdale, AR
June 30 – Vino’s Brewpub – Little Rock, AR
July 1 – Maggie Meyers Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL

Vengeful Ascension track-listing:
1. Forsaken
2. Under The Flesh, Into The Soul
3. Vengeful Ascension
4. Chaos Arcane
5. Where The Sun Is Silent
6. Drowned In Grim Rebirth
7. Abandon Indoctrination
8. Mankind Will Have No Mercy
9. Decayed Omen Reborn
10. Those Who Denied God’s Will

Goatwhore recording line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
James Harvey – Bass

Goatwhore touring line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – Bass

Goatwhore online:
http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore
http://www.goatwhore.net
http://www.instagram.com/goatwhorenola

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Execration reveals details for new album, ‘Return to the Void’

– May 23rd, 2017 –

Launches video for title track

On July 14th, Norwegian death metallers Execration will release their new album, Return to the Void, via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has launched the title track as the first single/video, which can be viewed at: metalblade.com/execration – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–pot green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-splatter vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 120 copies – USA exclusive)
–red transparent vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Hells Headbangers exclusive)
* plus digital options are also available!

“Coming off of two double 12″ vinyl albums, the first clear goal for writing ‘Return to the Void‘ was to deliver the same kind of dynamic and shifting song-writing in a more condensed to-the-point package”, comments Execration. Stripping songs down to their essential core has been a driving force while writing, and it shows – there is not a wasted moment on the album. Ticking in at 42 minutes – a perfect fit for the vinyl format – the album takes the listener through a whirlwind of thrash, death, black, and even heavy metal, fast and slow parts, and the trademark Execration shifts in mood, tempo, and atmosphere.

“As with the previous two albums, we wanted to capture the feel of a live performance, so all the basic tracks (drums, guitars, bass) were recorded live in our rehearsal studio in Oslo over the course of a weekend. Vocals, synths, and various effects where recorded the following weeks with assistance from Andreas Tylden (One Tail, One Head / Altaar). The album was then mixed and mastered by Tom Kvalsvoll of Kvalsonic Labs.”

Thematically, the album takes off into outer space, the world of dreams, and philosophic musings on time and space. The album’s seven songs and two instrumental tracks are permeated with the mysteries of the universe, both in lyrical content and concept, and in the music itself. This theme is further brought to life by the magnificent art of Zbigniew M. Bielak that adorns the front cover.

Return to the Void track-listing:
1. Eternal Recurrence
2. Hammers of Vulcan
3. Nekrocosm
4. Cephalic Transmissions
5. Blood Moon Eclipse
6. Unicursal Horrorscope
7. Through the Oculus
8. Return to the Void
9. Det Uransakelige Dyp

Execration line-up:
Cato Syversrud – Drums
Christian Johansen – Guitar / Vocals
Jorgen Maristuen – Guitar / Vocals
Jonas Helgemo – Bass

Execration online:
https://www.facebook.com/execrationnorway
https://soundcloud.com/execrationnorway

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Execration reveals details for new album, ‘Return to the Void’

– May 23rd, 2017 –

Launches video for title track

On July 14th, Norwegian death metallers Execration will release their new album, Return to the Void, via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has launched the title track as the first single/video, which can be viewed at: metalblade.com/execration – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–pot green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-splatter vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 120 copies – USA exclusive)
–red transparent vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Hells Headbangers exclusive)
* plus digital options are also available!

“Coming off of two double 12″ vinyl albums, the first clear goal for writing ‘Return to the Void‘ was to deliver the same kind of dynamic and shifting song-writing in a more condensed to-the-point package”, comments Execration. Stripping songs down to their essential core has been a driving force while writing, and it shows – there is not a wasted moment on the album. Ticking in at 42 minutes – a perfect fit for the vinyl format – the album takes the listener through a whirlwind of thrash, death, black, and even heavy metal, fast and slow parts, and the trademark Execration shifts in mood, tempo, and atmosphere.

“As with the previous two albums, we wanted to capture the feel of a live performance, so all the basic tracks (drums, guitars, bass) were recorded live in our rehearsal studio in Oslo over the course of a weekend. Vocals, synths, and various effects where recorded the following weeks with assistance from Andreas Tylden (One Tail, One Head / Altaar). The album was then mixed and mastered by Tom Kvalsvoll of Kvalsonic Labs.”

Thematically, the album takes off into outer space, the world of dreams, and philosophic musings on time and space. The album’s seven songs and two instrumental tracks are permeated with the mysteries of the universe, both in lyrical content and concept, and in the music itself. This theme is further brought to life by the magnificent art of Zbigniew M. Bielak that adorns the front cover.

Return to the Void track-listing:
1. Eternal Recurrence
2. Hammers of Vulcan
3. Nekrocosm
4. Cephalic Transmissions
5. Blood Moon Eclipse
6. Unicursal Horrorscope
7. Through the Oculus
8. Return to the Void
9. Det Uransakelige Dyp

Execration line-up:
Cato Syversrud – Drums
Christian Johansen – Guitar / Vocals
Jorgen Maristuen – Guitar / Vocals
Jonas Helgemo – Bass

Execration online:
https://www.facebook.com/execrationnorway
https://soundcloud.com/execrationnorway

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Below releases third and final single, “Hours of Darkness”, online

– May 11th, 2017 –

Friday (May 19th), Swedish epic doom metallers Below will release their new album, Upon A Pale Horse, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the new single, “Hours of Darkness”, please visit: metalblade.com/below – where the first single, “1000 Broken Bones”, can also be heard, and the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–silk gray-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–dim gray-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–transparent vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*plus digital options are also available!

Below comments: “With ‘Upon a Pale Horse‘, we feel that we have found our sound.bWe have grown as songwriters and this album contains our fastest and slowest, shortest and longest, heaviest and most melodic songs to date. Making this album more diverse yet still staying true to the core of heavy riffs and melodies that is Below. We recorded ‘Upon a Pale Horse‘ in Deep Blue Studios, the studio where we recorded our first EP, so in some sense it felt like we were returning to our roots.”

Read on for some reviews of the critically acclaimed Upon A Pale Horse:

“The title track features mighty choirs and beats everything Candlemass released in the last 10 years. You could say the same about ‘Hours Of Darkness’, but this one could be even on one of the 80s classic albums of the Epic Doom Gods. Killer album!”Andreas Stappert, Deaf Forever Germany, 9.5 out of 10 points

“All in all a very strong proof of the talent of these Swedes, I didn’t expect such a high quality!”Boris Kaiser, Rock Hard Germany, 8.5 out of 10 points

Below are a heavy hit!”Thorsten Dietrich, Break Out Germany

Upon A Pale Horse track-listing:
1. The Plague Within
2. Disappearing Into Nothing
3. The Coven
4. Upon a Pale Horse
5. Suffer in Silence
6. Hours of Darkness
7. 1000 Broken Bones
8. We Are All Slaves

Below line-up:
Zeb – Vox
Hedman – Bass
Paud – Guitar
Berg – Guitar
Doc – Drums

Below online:
https://www.facebook.com/belowmetal
https://twitter.com/belowmetal
https://www.instagram.com/belowmetal

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Goatwhore to release ‘Vengeful Ascension’ June 23rd via Metal Blade Records

– May 3rd, 2017 –

New track playing, pre-orders available; tour underway

Goatwhore will release their anticipated Vengeful Ascension full-length worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome), breaking a four-album tradition of working with Erik Rutan.

“Working with Rutan was awesome,” says Goatwhore front-man Ben Falgoust. “We did some great records with him. But you come to a point where you’re like, ‘All right. Let’s try something new.’ It was part of trying to remove ourselves from a comfort zone and a risk thing we needed to take. Plus, we really wanted to hit the essence of where we are live and what better way to harness that than by having our live sound guy involved. Jarrett is knowledgeable with the studio stuff. He also knows how we sound coming out of a PA and we really wanted to get closer to that.”

The resulting ten-track, forty-one-minute production – mixed by Chris Common (Tribulation, Pelican) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Today Is The Day) – marches in, clutches its listeners by the throat and refuses to loosen its grip until the abrupt conclusion of “Those Who Denied God’s Will.” A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom, it’s a record that finds its members at their most accomplished both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet’s dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating, spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons’ and bassist James Harvey’s hammering rhythms, while Falgoust’s distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose, more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.

“Each song is a representation of Goatwhore. From day one until now. It really shows our evolution as a band,” the front-man reflects.“I don’t think that this band has reached its peak yet. I mean, I think we’re closer now than ever but we’re still growing; we’re still evolving.”

Vengeful Ascension will be available on CD, vinyl (in multiple limited color variations), and digital formats. Various pre-order options are currently available at: metalblade.com/goatwhore – where you can also sample Vengeful Ascension‘s title track. Stay tuned for the official “Vengeful Ascension” video clip, directed by James Foster, to be unveiled in the coming days.

Vengeful Ascension format options:

–Digipak CD
–Limited “spell book” edition including two CDs (limited to 3000 copies)
–180g black vinyl
–clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–sepia/white-splatter vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–violet-red marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–Clear with black and white swirls (limited to 1500 copies – US exclusive)
–sepia-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

While hardly a concept record in the traditional sense, Vengeful Ascension loosely revolves itself around Luciferian notions in title and spirit where the symbol of Lucifer serves not as a fiendish, all-destroying demon but rather an emancipator or guiding light. It’s a theme of struggle and transcendence derived from John Milton’s Paradise Lost epic, and one that has appeared, whether directly or indirectly, within Goatwhore works of the past.

“There’s that whole idea of Lucifer being the anti-hero,” elaborates Falgoust. “He’s cast out from this place in Heaven to the depths of nothing. He keeps trying to ascend to the top again but no matter what, there’s always this significant force trying to destroy him at any point and banish him back to Hell. If you look at it from an everyday aspect in life, it’s the idea of people, hitting the bottom of the barrel or you know, things just aren’t going right in life… emotion plays a huge part in how people react. Whether it’s based on love or hatred or sadness or whatever, there’s always an aspect of emotion that drives people to an extent. So the whole idea of a ‘Vengeful Ascension‘ is built on being at the bottom, working your way to the top, and realizing along the way that there are other facets to the journey aside from just pure retribution. Within negativity there can exist a positive angle as well.”

Vengeful Ascension serves as the soundtrack to that luciferious rise straight off with the combative, ritualistic drum onslaught of opening hymn, “Forsaken.” Wholly immersive, each track is alarmingly palpable in subject and corresponding execution. The tense, clandestine battery of “Chaos Arcane,” based on HP Lovecraft’s book Nyarlathotep – a story which attempts to recount the inexplicable sense of fear in expectancy of an unknown evil – conveys that sensation of impending doom through sound in a way only Goatwhore can. “Mankind Will Have No Mercy,” a pseudo tribute to Bolt Thrower, seethes under the weight of its own wartime sentiment, while the rapid-fire, punkish urgency of “Under The Flesh, Into The Soul,” a first person account of irrepressible resentment, sounds utterly enraged. And with an average runtime of just four minutes, no one song ever overstays its welcome.

Vengeful Ascension track-listing:
1. Forsaken
2. Under The Flesh, Into The Soul
3. Vengeful Ascension
4. Chaos Arcane
5. Where The Sun Is Silent
6. Drowned In Grim Rebirth
7. Abandon Indoctrination
8. Mankind Will Have No Mercy
9. Decayed Omen Reborn
10. Those Who Denied God’s Will

Goatwhore is currently on tour supporting Amon Amarth for two weeks worth of shows. The journey commenced on May 1st in Pensacola, Florida, will run through May 20th in Louisville, Kentucky, and includes an appearance at Dark Lord Day. See all confirmed dates below.

Goatwhore tour dates
w/ Amon Amarth

May 4 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
May 5 – The International – Knoxville, TN * Goatwhore only
May 6 – The National – Richmond, VA
May 8 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA
May 9 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
May 10 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
May 11 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON * Goatwhore only
May 12 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
May 13 – Dark Lord Day @ Three Floyds Brewing – Munster, IN
May 16 – The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
May 17 – Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
May 18 – Lookout – Omaha, NE * Goatwhore only
May 19 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
May 20 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

Goatwhore recording line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
James Harvey – Bass

Goatwhore touring line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – Bass

Goatwhore online:
http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore
http://www.goatwhore.net
http://www.instagram.com/goatwhorenola

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Entrails reveals details for new album, ‘World Inferno’

– May 2nd, 2017 –

Launches first single, “The Soul Collector”

On June 16th, Swedish death metallers Entrails will release their new album, World Inferno, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the first single, “The Soul Collector”, please visit: metalblade.com/entrails – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–blue grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–blood red vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EMP exclusive)
–steel blue clear vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
–clear skyblue vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Hells Headbangers exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Entrails guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist comments: “I am damn proud to finally unleash this nasty beast, a new chapter is written for Entrails to satisfy all old school maniacs out there. Having new blood in the band, Martin and Tommy, helped making this fifth album the rawest and heaviest to date. Prepare yourself to stretch out your neck in full headbanging!”

The recordings for World Inferno started in December 2016 in Lundqvist’s Bloodshed Studio. Dan Swano once again handled the mixing and mastering for the album. Dan Swano comments: “I don’t know if I had said this before, but I say it again. Every time I start thinking about putting together some new SweDeath project, Entrails show up at my doorstep with a new album to mix, and every time I think ‘Fuck!! – What’s the point in making my own project when this is so fucking good, and exactly what I wanted to do…’ And if I felt there were some details to improve upon from our previous work together, they fix that and then some, and return with an album even stronger than the previous one. What the fuck is going on in Linneryd!? Is Jimmy cloning death metal warriors in some barn over there or what!? To sum it up. Yet another amazing slab of SweDeath coming your way from Entrails! Beyond. Blown. Away!”

World Inferno track-listing:
1. World Inferno
2. Condemned to the Grave
3. Serial Murder (Death Squad)
4. The Soul Collector
5. Dead and Buried
6. Insane Slaughter
7. Into Eternal Fire
8. Suffer
9. The Hour of the Casket
10. The Blood Breed

Entrails line-up:
Jimmy Lundqvist – guitars
Tommy Carlsson – vocals/bass
Pontus Samuelsson – guitars
Martin Michaelsson – drums

Entrails online:
http://www.facebook.com/Entrails666

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