Madball Dates For Fall UK/Ireland Tour Announced

Madball will be out touring the UK and Ireland in December. Below’s where that trek will hit:

11/30 Bristol, UK – Fiddlers
12/01 Birmingham, UK – The Mill (feat. Napalm Death)
12/02 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
12/03 Dublin, IRE – The Voodoo Lounge
12/04 Belfast, IRE – The Foundry
12/05 Glasgow, UK – Audio
12/06 Leeds, UK – Temple Of Boom
12/07 Cheltenham, UK – Frog & Fiddle
12/08 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
12/09 London, UK – Underworld

Madball’s new effort “For The Cause” saw its release this past June.

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Deicide Release Date For New Album “Overtures Of Blasphemy” Set For September

Deicide‘s new effort “Overtures Of Blasphemy” will be out September 14th via Century Media. The group worked with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, The Black Dahlia Murder) at Audio Hammer Studios on this latest outing. Artist Zbigniew M. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem) created the cover art for the new full-length, which can be seen below.

Comments vocalist/bassist Glen Benton of the effort:

“This album came together over time, meaning we didn’t want to rush it. A few people might remember an interview where Steve Asheim (original member, drummer/songwriter) said ‘the material is done, but it’s just not there yet.’ Well, that was the jumping off point of when this album truly started taking shape and the songs became what they are now…complete, compact and effective. As the band pushed forward, so did the writing process and a few other processes which made the record and the band stronger. The result is Overtures Of Blasphemy, perhaps the group’s strongest release to date. Jason Suecof lended his considerable talents and attention to detail in making the tracking of the songs as great as they can be and the final mix as sonically brutal, yet as listenable as possible. An arduous process, but one well worth the time and effort.”

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Deicide Release Date For New Album “Overtures Of Blasphemy” Set For September

Deicide‘s new effort “Overtures Of Blasphemy” will be out September 14th via Century Media. The group worked with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, The Black Dahlia Murder) at Audio Hammer Studios on this latest outing. Artist Zbigniew M. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem) created the cover art for the new full-length, which can be seen below.

Comments vocalist/bassist Glen Benton of the effort:

“This album came together over time, meaning we didn’t want to rush it. A few people might remember an interview where Steve Asheim (original member, drummer/songwriter) said ‘the material is done, but it’s just not there yet.’ Well, that was the jumping off point of when this album truly started taking shape and the songs became what they are now…complete, compact and effective. As the band pushed forward, so did the writing process and a few other processes which made the record and the band stronger. The result is Overtures Of Blasphemy, perhaps the group’s strongest release to date. Jason Suecof lended his considerable talents and attention to detail in making the tracking of the songs as great as they can be and the final mix as sonically brutal, yet as listenable as possible. An arduous process, but one well worth the time and effort.”

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Ratbreed To Release Debut Album In July – First Single Out Now

Finnish heavy metal quintet Ratbreed have completed the works on their debut album. Formed in 2015, “Evoke The Blaze” is set for release on July 13th 2018 through Inverse Records and will contain 8 songs. One track off it is streaming below.

The recordings took place partly at Deep Noise Studios in Kouvola with mr. Juho Räihä and partly at the band’s guitarman Markus Taipale’s private studio. The album was mixed and mastered by Juho Räihä at Sound Spiral Audio (Wolfheart, Profane Omen, Before The Dawn etc.) in Kouvola, Finland.

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Conan New Album & New Tour Dates Announced

While constantly touring all over Europe and the United States, Conan are currently putting the final touches on the follow up to their latest 2016-studio record ‘Revengeance’. Now the band unveiled first details about their upcoming full length, titled ‘Existential Void Guardian’ and which will see the light of day on August 31st 2018 via Napalm Records.

Says guitarist & vocalist Jon Paul Davis:

“Existential Void Guardian expands upon our previous lyrical and conceptual ideas. Bringing the listener’s focus from the screens of our favourite arcade machines to the minds of the characters through who’s eyes we view the 2 dimensional plane. Chris Fielding produced this album at Skyhammer Studio and we had audio wizard James Plotkin handle the mastering again. Artwork will be by Tony Roberts.”

Beside a heavy UK-touring schedule with MONOLORD this Spring, CONAN are currently on tour in North America. Make sure to catch these doom heavyweights and their massive wall of sound live on the following dates:

2/13: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
2/15: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
2/16: Portland, OR @ Sabertooth Fest*
2/17: Eugene, OR @ Old Nicks
2/18: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
2/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
2/20: Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap
2/21: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
2/22: El Paso, TX @ Neon Rose
2/23: Austin, TX @ Lost Well
2/24: Little Rock, AR @ White Water Tavern
2/25: Memphis, TN @ Growlers
2/26: Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
2/27: Atlanta, GA @ The 529
2/28: Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
3/1: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
3/2: Washington, DC @ Atlas Brew Works
3/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
3/4: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
3/5: Providence, RI @ Alchemy
3/6: Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
3/7: Rochester, NY @ Photo City
3/8: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
3/9: Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies
3/10: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
3/11: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
3/12: Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
3/13: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

*CONAN Only

CONAN on tour with MONOLORD:

May 04 – Berlin, DE: Desertfest*
May 05 – Nijmegen, NE: Doornroosje (w/Monster Magnet)*
May 06 – TBA*
May 07 – Birmingham, UK: Mama Roux’s
May 08 – Manchester, UK: Rebellion
May 09 – Glasgow, UK: Audio
May 10 – Nottingham, UK: Rescue Rooms
May 11 – Brighton, UK: The Green Door Store
May 12 – Bournemouth, UK: The Anvil*
May 12 – Madrid, ES: Kristonfest**
May 14 – Bristol, UK: Thekla
May 15 – Dublin, IE: Voodoo Lounge
May 16 – Belfast, UK: Voodoo
May 17 – Stoke, UK: Sugarmill
May 19 – TBC
May 20 – Leiden, NE: Gebr De Nobel (Small Hall)*

*Monolord only
**Conan only

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Conan New Album & New Tour Dates Announced

While constantly touring all over Europe and the United States, Conan are currently putting the final touches on the follow up to their latest 2016-studio record ‘Revengeance’. Now the band unveiled first details about their upcoming full length, titled ‘Existential Void Guardian’ and which will see the light of day on August 31st 2018 via Napalm Records.

Says guitarist & vocalist Jon Paul Davis:

“Existential Void Guardian expands upon our previous lyrical and conceptual ideas. Bringing the listener’s focus from the screens of our favourite arcade machines to the minds of the characters through who’s eyes we view the 2 dimensional plane. Chris Fielding produced this album at Skyhammer Studio and we had audio wizard James Plotkin handle the mastering again. Artwork will be by Tony Roberts.”

Beside a heavy UK-touring schedule with MONOLORD this Spring, CONAN are currently on tour in North America. Make sure to catch these doom heavyweights and their massive wall of sound live on the following dates:

2/13: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
2/15: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
2/16: Portland, OR @ Sabertooth Fest*
2/17: Eugene, OR @ Old Nicks
2/18: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
2/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
2/20: Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap
2/21: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
2/22: El Paso, TX @ Neon Rose
2/23: Austin, TX @ Lost Well
2/24: Little Rock, AR @ White Water Tavern
2/25: Memphis, TN @ Growlers
2/26: Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
2/27: Atlanta, GA @ The 529
2/28: Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
3/1: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
3/2: Washington, DC @ Atlas Brew Works
3/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
3/4: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
3/5: Providence, RI @ Alchemy
3/6: Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
3/7: Rochester, NY @ Photo City
3/8: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
3/9: Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies
3/10: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
3/11: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
3/12: Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
3/13: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

*CONAN Only

CONAN on tour with MONOLORD:

May 04 – Berlin, DE: Desertfest*
May 05 – Nijmegen, NE: Doornroosje (w/Monster Magnet)*
May 06 – TBA*
May 07 – Birmingham, UK: Mama Roux’s
May 08 – Manchester, UK: Rebellion
May 09 – Glasgow, UK: Audio
May 10 – Nottingham, UK: Rescue Rooms
May 11 – Brighton, UK: The Green Door Store
May 12 – Bournemouth, UK: The Anvil*
May 12 – Madrid, ES: Kristonfest**
May 14 – Bristol, UK: Thekla
May 15 – Dublin, IE: Voodoo Lounge
May 16 – Belfast, UK: Voodoo
May 17 – Stoke, UK: Sugarmill
May 19 – TBC
May 20 – Leiden, NE: Gebr De Nobel (Small Hall)*

*Monolord only
**Conan only

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Sun Speaker Premiere New Track “Arrival”

Phoenix, AZ atmospheric blackened death metal outfit, Sun Speaker, premiere their first official single today for an all new track entitled ‘Arrival.’ The absolutely crushing track is taken from their forthcoming debut album, ‘Ov Lustra’, which is set to be released on Friday April 20, 2018 via Subliminal Groove Records.

Check out ‘Arrival’ below:

The stunning artwork for ‘Ov Lustra’ was created by a local Phoenix based artist known as Saprophial. ‘Ov Lustra’ was produced by the band’s own vocalist, Randy Abbott (Rabbott Audio), with mastering being handled by the one and only Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh, Motionless In White, Eighteen Visions).

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Allegaeon & Virvum Added To Ne Obliviscaris’ European Tour

Allegaeon and Virvum have been added as support to Ne Obliviscaris’ upcoming European/UK tour. The schedule for the tour reads as follows:

03/25 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
03/27 Glasgow, UK – Audio
03/28 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
03/29 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
03/30 London, UK – The Dome
03/31 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
04/01 Cologne, GER – MTC
04/02 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
04/04 Munich, GER – Backstage
04/05 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
04/06 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
04/08 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
04/09 Oslo, NOR – Bla
04/10 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset Klubben
04/12 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
04/13 Tallinn, EST – Tapper
04/14 Vilnius, LIT – Rock River Club
04/16 Poznan, POL – Pod Minoga
04/17 Bielsko Biala, POL – Rudeboy Club
04/18 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
04/19 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
04/20 Brno, CZE – Melodka
04/21 Vienna, AUT – Escape Metalcorner
04/22 Retorbido, ITA – Dagba Club
04/23 Baden, SWI – Kulturlokal Werkk
04/26 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
04/27 Madrid, SPA – Nazca
04/29 Nantes, FRA – Ferailleur
05/01 Paris, FRA – Gibus
05/02 Nancy, FRA – L’Autre Canal

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Sumo Cyco Announces Headline UK Tour Dates

Outlandish Canadian rockers Sumo Cyco has announced a string of tour dates in the United Kingdom, which will kick off in March. The group are currently promoting their latest studio album, “Ops Mar,” which was released independently last year.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 14 – Chester – The Live Rooms
March 15 – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms
March 16 – Sheffield – The Corporation
March 17 – Gwynedd – Hammerfest
March 19 – Newcastle – Think Tank
March 20 – Glasgow – Audio
March 21 – Manchester – Rebellion
March 22 – Birmingham – Asylum 2
March 23 – Bridgewater – Cobblestones
March 25 – Bournemouth – Anvil
March 26 – London – Boston Music Rooms
March 27 – Southampton – Talking Heads

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Venom Inc. And Suffocation Announce European Tour With Nervosa And Aeternam

VENOM INC., the originators of black metal, and US death metal squad SUFFOCATION are about to join forces! After both bands having released new material in the form of ‘Avé’ and ‘…Of The Dark Light’ respectively this year, they’ll embark on a UK/EU co-headline run in March-April 2018. Support will come from Brazilian thrashers NERVOSA as well as Canadian ethnic symphonic metallers AETERNAM. The whole tour itinerary can be found below.

Venom Inc. frontman Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan stated: “It is with immense pleasure I can finally announce a European tour as the continuation of our ‘Blood Stained Earth Tour’ in support of our new album ‘Avé’ out on Nuclear Blast. Starting in the USA and through Canada, we continue through Europe. We have the great pleasure of joining forces with the incredible Suffocation who I have admired and consider myself a great fan. This will be the show of shows, do not miss it! And as if they weren’t enough, I have invited the incredible Nervosa from Brazil to also be a part of this. I promise you the bleeding we all do will be 100% METAL! See you soon and hold onto your fucking seats! AVÉ!”

The tour dates are as follows:

March 9. Bristol – Bierkeller (UK)
March 10 Manchester – Rebellion (UK)
March 11 Glasgow – Audio (UK)
March 13 London – Islington Academy (UK)
March 14 Opwijk – Nosta (BE)
March 15 Paris – Petit Bain (FR)
March 16 Eindhoven – Dynamo* (NL)
March 17 Hamburg – Kulturpalast (DE)
March 18. Aarhus – VoxHall (DK)
March 19 Copenhagen – Pumpehuset (DK)
March 20 Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex (DE)
March 21 Ingolstadt – Eventhalle Westpark (DE)
March 22 Brescia – Circolo Colony (IT)
March 23 Bologna – Zona Roveri (IT)
March 24 Graz – Explosiv (AT)
March 25 Budapest – Barba Negra (HU)
March 26 Cluj-Napoca – Form Space (RO)
March 27 Vienna – Viper Room (AT)
March 28 Kosice – Collosseum (SK)
March 29 Prague – Nova Chmelnice (CZ)

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