Kat Katz Exits Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Tells She’s “Tired Of Being Bullied By Dudes”

Vocalist Kat Katz has quit Agoraphobic Nosebleed. In an announcement issued via Facebook, she states:

“Tired of being bullied by dudes. Salome and now Agoraphobic Nosebleed.

I quit Agoraphobic Nosebleed tonight. Hopefully, I find a band that respects me and treats me as an equal.”

Agoraphobic Nosebleed themselves have posted the following statement in response:

“News update: We’ve had some disagreements with Kat about how we should interact in the band, and as a result she quit. We wish her well with music in the future.

Scott has some writing and recording to wrap up with Pig Destroyer, and after that he’ll start writing music for the next ANb record.”

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Full Lineup & Daily Set Times For 2018 ‘Northwest Terror Fest’ Announced

The full lineup and daily stage times have been announced for the 2018 ‘Northwest Terror Fest‘. The festival will be held across Neumo’s, Barboza and the Highline in Seattle, WA from May 31st to June 02nd.

Thursday – May 31st:

Neumo’s:
10:10 – END – Panopticon
08:50 – 09:30 – SubRosa
07:35 – 08:10 – False
06:30 – 07:00 – Pillorian
05:30 – 06:00 – Dreadnought

Barboza:
09:30 – 10:10 – Witch Mountain
08:10 – 08:50 – Woman Is The Earth
07:00 – 07:35 – Fall Of Rauros
06:00 – 06:30 – Ragana
05:00 – 05:30 – Eye of Nix

Thursday after party:

Highline:
12:30 – END – Danava
11:30 – 12:10 – Czar

Friday – June 01st:

Neumo’s:
10:10 – END – Integrity
08:50 – 09:30 – Full Of Hell
07:35 – 08:10 – Gatecreeper
06:30 – 07:00 – Necrot
05:30 – 06:00 – Exhausted Prayer

Barboza:
09:30 – 10:10 – Primitive Man
08:10 – 08:50 – Gloam
07:00 – 07:35 – Of Feather And Bone
06:00 – 06:30 – Lago
05:00 – 05:30 – Mortiferum

Friday after party:

Highline:
12:30 – END – Celeste
11:30 – 12:10 – Barrowlands

Saturday – June 02nd:

Neumo’s:
10:10 – END – Agoraphobic Nosebleed
08:50 – 09:30 – Thou
07:35 – 08:10 – Emma Ruth Rundle
06:30 – 07:00 – The Atlas Moth
05:30 – 06:00 – He Whose Ox Is Gored

Barboza:
09:30 – 10:10 – Ufomammut
08:10 – 08:50 – Mantar
07:00 – 07:35 – White Hills
06:00 – 06:30 – The Drip
05:00 – 05:30 – Un

Saturday after party:

Highline:
12:30 – END – Himsa
11:30 – 12:10 – Great Falls

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Scour To Play Two Rare US Shows Next Week & Band To Appear At Roskilde Festival 2018

Scour – the extreme metal supergroup featuring Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) – will play two rare shows in Texas next week in Fort Worth and Austin respectively. The band is also confirmed to appear at Roskilde Festival in Denmark next year alongside the likes of Mogwai, Clutch, Chelsea Wolfe, Bruno Mars, and many more. See confirmed dates below:

SCOUR:
12/15/2017 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
12/16/2017 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
7/07/2018 Roskilde Festival – Roskilde, DK

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Scour Premieres Title Track Of Upcoming New EP “Red”

Extreme metal supergroup Scour – featuring Phil Anselmo (ex-Pantera, Down, Superjoint), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) – premieres the title track of the band’s upcoming new EP “Red”, which will be out in stores November 3 via Housecore.

Check out now “Red” below.

States Engemann:

“Scour returns with a vengeance with the title track, “Red”. Blasting right out the gate, “Red” steps up the intensity, while retaining that relentlessly haunting Scour sound.”

Adds John Jarvis: “I think the track shows Phil’s versatility, and perhaps some of his best screams in years, a total rip fest.”

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Khemmis Gearing Up For Weekend Shows Ahead Of Beer & Metal Fest

Denver-based doom metal outfit Khemmis will fly out to Chicago and New York City this week for two special shows in support of the “Hunted LP” as the album dominates year-end lists, including our list of best 2016 metal cover art.

“Hunted” was released through 20 Buck Spin in October. Khemmis will fly out to two special regional one-off gigs this week, with headlining shows in Chicago this Friday, January 13th, and in Brooklyn on Saturday the 14th.

These are the only confirmed performances from the band until Decibel Magazine’s Beer & Metal Fest in Philadelphia on April 22nd and 23rd with the likes of Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Sleep, Pig Destroyer, Municipal Waste, Immolation, Krieg, and others. More widespread tour dates will be announced later in the year.

1/13/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ High Priest, Huntsman
1/14/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Crypt Sermon [SOLD OUT]
4/22-23/2017 The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA @ Decibel Metal & Beer Fes

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The Drip Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Washington grindcore up-and-comers The Drip just announced a new run of headlining U.S. tour dates this coming fall in support of a forthcoming debut album (due out early 2017 via Relapse).

This tour will see the band crushing cities across the West Coast and Southwest, including an appearance at Southwest Terror Fest in AZ alongside Relapse labelmates Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed.

Wvrm and Waft will support on all dates. Check out a full itinerary below and stay tuned for more details on The Drip’s new album TBA soon.

Oct 01 Spokane, WA Mootsy’s
Oct 12 Boise, ID The Shredder (with Ringworm)
Oct 13 Twin Falls, ID Ink or Dye
Oct 14 Salt Lake City, UT Beehive Social Club
Oct 15 Denver, CO Bar Bar
Oct 16 Colorado Springs, CO Flux Capacitor
Oct 17 Albuquerque, NM The Doghouse
Oct 19 Las Cruces, NM The Warehouse Bar
Oct 20 El Paso, TX The Sandbox
Oct 22 Tucson, AZ Southwest Terror Fest
Oct 23 Lake Forrest, CA OC DIY Collective
Oct 24 Long Beach, CA Fern’s Cocktails
Oct 25 Santa Cruz, CA Blue Lagoon
Oct 26 Oakland, CA TBA
Oct 27 Sacramento, CA, Starlite
Oct 28 Yreka, CA Chromaphobic Recordings
Oct 29 Bend, OR Third Street Pub
Oct 30 Portland, OR The Panic Room
Oct 31 Seattle, WA FBK House

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Zamboni Releasing New Self-Titled Album

The NJ/NY crossover thrashers from Zamboni will release a rowdy, self-titled debut album on April 15th.

Zambonie began recording this debut in 2014, with a myriad of issues and time constraints leading to drummer Robert Padilla’s unofficial departure and a plethora of delays. Two years later, the album is finally complete and ready to cause riots in the streets.

Due to the band’s longstanding drummer dilemmas, Robert Orr and Chris Butera have decided to go the route of Agoraphobic Nosebleed and both record and play live with programmed drums – proving once and for all that no band is more awful than the dreaded Zamboni. Pre-orders are up here now and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Meaning of Life
2. The Greater Evil
3. Nuclear Hatred
4. Brain Hemorrhage
5. Norman Bates
6. Killer Croc
7. Stick em
8. World War Z
9. Zamboni

Zamboni by Zamboni

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Hatebeak Releases “Number Of The Beak”

After 8 years of molting, Hatebeak is back! The world’s first and arguably best parrot-fronted death/grind machine returns with the release of “Number Of The Beak,” set to hatch today – June 26th – via Reptilian Records.

Though shrouded in secrecy during the band’s initial existence (aside from “Waldo” the African Grey Parrot on vox), it is rumoured that Blake Harrison (Pig Destroyer) and Mark Sloan (Malvador/Triac) are the humans in the group.

This monolithic release, which is beautifully mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) can now be streamed below.

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Fulgora Recruits New Guitarist Sparky Voyles

Fulgora – uniting members of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, and Agoraphobic Nosebleed – is pleased to welcome guitarist Sparky Voyles (Dying Fetus, Misery Index etc.) to the band’s diseased ranks with an inaugural show at the Acheron in Brooklyn, New York next month.

Fulgora will be sullying ears with the concussion-inducing, audio violence of the “Stratagem” full-length, released last month via Housecore Records. See the band live on these dates:

5/21/2015 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Blooded Head, Sunrot, Scowl
5/23/2015 The Edison Lot @ Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD
9/12/2015 Full Terror Assault – Cave-In-Rock, IL

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Maruta Releasing New Album “Remain Dystopian”

Having inked a blood pact with underground overlords Relapse Records, Miami’s unhinged deathgrind maniacs from Maruta will declare war on society by unloading their charged label debut, the “Remain Dystopian” LP, now set to disrupt early June.

“Remain Dystopian” is a vicious, seventeen-song blast of relentless and infectious deathgrind mayhem featuring guest vocals from the legendary Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, Disfear) and Pig Destroyer’s J.R. Hayes, plus layers of noise from Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s Jay Randall.

The album will see release on CD, LP and digital platforms June 2nd in North America. The track listing is as follows:

1. Genocide Interval
2. Hope Smasher
3. The Void Within
4. Minimal Progress
5. Protocol For Self Immolation
6. Absolutist
7. Stride Endlessly Through Scorched Earth
8. Submergence aka Barren Oceans Of Infinity
9. Erode
10. Stand In Defeat
11. Remnants Of Failed Utopia
12. I, Usurper
13. Durandal
14. Psalm For The Withered
15. Return To Zero
16. Slaying Jehova
17. Immune

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