Cokegoat & Barren Heir Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Split Album “Sunshine/Tracing Light”

Chicago sludge metal bands COKEGOAT and BARREN HEIR premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the bands’ upcoming new split album “Sunshine/Tracing Light”, which will be out in stores tomorrow Friday, June 29th via Bandcamp.

Check out now “Sunshine/Tracing Light” in its entirety below.

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Dying Fetus, Incantation, Gatecreeper & Genocide Pact Tour Announce & To Release 4-Way Split In September

Dying Fetus, Incantation, Gatecreeper and Genocide Pact will be out touring together later this year on the ‘Relapse Contamination Tour‘. The four bands will be also featured in a new split release which will be out in stores on September 07th via Relapse Records.

Track list:

Dying Fetus – “Fixated On Devastation”
Dying Fetus – “Panic Amongst The Herd”
Incantation – “Muse”
Incantation – “Rites Of The Locust”
Gatecreeper – “Craving Flesh”
Gatecreeper – “Stronghold”
Genocide Pact – “Conquered And Disposed”
Genocide Pact – “Pain Reprisal”

Dates for the ‘Relapse Contamination Tour‘ run as follows:

09/19 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
09/20 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
09/21 Indianapolis, IN – The Emerson Theater
09/22 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
09/23 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
09/25 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
09/26 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
09/28 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
09/29 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10/01 Vancouver, BC – The Red Room
10/02 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/03 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
10/05 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
10/06 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
10/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
10/08 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
10/10 Lubbock, TX – Jack’s Backroom
10/11 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club
10/12 Austin, TX – Barracuda
10/13 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
10/14 New Orleans, LA – The Parish at House of Blues
10/16 Winter Park, FL – The Haven Lounge
10/17 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
10/18 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/19 Hartford, CT – The Webster Theater
10/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater/Brewtal Beer Fest
10/21 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/23 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
10/24 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10/25 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/26 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
10/27 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
10/28 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
10/29 London, ON – London Music Hall

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Slayer, Manowar, Carcass, Etc. Announced For 2019 ‘Hellfest Open Air’

An initial lineup announcement has been made for the 2019 edition of ‘Hellfest Open Air‘ festival, which will take place again June 21st-23rd in Clisson, France. Below you can see the bands booked so far:

Slayer
Manowar
Carcass
Mass Hysteria
Dropkick Murphys

The show will be Slayer‘s final French live show as the group are out on with their farewell tour. The announcement was made via the below video.

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Napalm Death, Anaal Nathrakh, Etc. Members Launch Born To Murder The World

Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria, etc.), Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh/Mistress) and Duncan Wilkins (Fukpig, Mistress) join forces in a new outfit called Born To Murder The World. That band will have their debut album, “The Infinite Mirror Of Millennial Narcissism” out on August 24th via Embury‘s new label Extrinsic Recordings.

A stream of Born To Murder The World’s track “Brutality Alchemist” is streaming below:

The Infinite Mirror Of Millennial Narcissism by Born to Murder the World

States Embury:

“Born To Murder The World is a project that myself and Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh have had recorded for some time now. We have been friends for decades and when two likeminded maniacs get together to record a project, something nasty is bound to happen. I suppose we just needed a good excuse for the record to be unleashed.

To me, it was the perfect opportunity with the start of my label Extrinsic Recordings to just do that. The track ‘Brutality Alchemist’ was the first track we came up with together and is a good mixture of the what the album is all about—it seems the ideal track to introduce the album with.

As anyone who follows me or my bands would know, I love all forms of music and love making projects and collaborations to the point I guess I am a bit obsessive about it all, and for some time now I have wanted to get into recording and composing atmospheric albums/soundtrack-type recordings and, well, whatever weird and wacky ideas that come to mind.

I have a long list of stuff I want to achieve personally and Extrinsic Recordings is a way for me to do that. I’m very excited about it all and hope to make some interesting albums over the next few years… Stay tuned!”

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2018 ‘The Summer Slaughter Tour’: Three New Dates Announced

The 2018 edition of the annual ‘The Summer Slaughter Tour‘ has added a trio of dates. Most of the bands involved will now be performing at the July 28th date of the ‘Heavy Montreal‘ festival in Montreal, QC on July 28th. New stops have also been booked for Guelph, Ontario and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Between The Buried And Me
Born Of Osiris
Veil Of Maya
ERRA
The Agony Scene
Allegaeon
Terror Universal
Soreption
Entheos

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
07/27 Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre
07/28 Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau (‘Heavy Montreal‘)
07/30 Columbus, OH – Express Live
07/31 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
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

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Rings Of Saturn Guitarist & Drummer Exit The Band Due To Lack Of Recognition For Songwriting Credit

Rings Of Saturn officially parted ways with two members this weekend with the departures of guitarist, Miles Dimitri Baker and drummer Aaron Stechauner having been officially announced past weekend.

Say Rings Of Saturn in a statement:

“We wish both Aaron and Miles the best with their departure from Rings of Saturn and all their endeavors with Interloper. Interloper will be releasing an album in the future so we urge everyone to check them out!

For Ragefest we will be bringing back our good friend, and past Rings of Saturn guitarist, Joel Omans on guitar, along with the super shredder Yo Onityan from Japan! We feel that having two amazing guitarists shred up the stage will greatly add to the live performance of the band moving forward. Mike Caputo (Desecrate the Faith) will be tearing up the kit for Ragefest so please give him a warm welcome as well!

With Joel Omans back on board, working with Lucas Mann, we feel that we can really get back to our roots with the direction of the next Rings of Saturn album revisiting what made all our past albums so experimental, heavy, and unique for our listeners.

We have also confirmed the following amazing musicians for guest slots on the next Rings of Saturn album so far with more to come. Charles Caswell (Berried Alive), Yo Onityan, Marco Pitruzzella (Lord Marco), and Dan Watson. In working with all these amazing musicians, we strongly feel that our next album will not only impress new and old fans alike, but will be our best album we put forth yet

Lastly, Lucas Mann will also be coming back on tour with the band on select tours playing either guitar or bass, so stay tuned for future announcements regarding that as they are made available. Most importantly, show some love to all the musicians showing off their incredible talents in the video below that were mentioned in this post!

Big thanks to all of our fans for their continued support of the band, and we look forward to the future”

Miles Dimitri Baker posted the following statement on his departure, in which he explains that a lack of recognition for his writing contributions to the group’s latest effort “Ulta Ulla“ played a part in his decision to exit the band:

“I will no longer be playing with Rings of Saturn.

I would like to start off by saying thank you to all the fans, friends, and great people who have come into my life the past 3 1/2 years. It has been truly a wonderful and humbling experience. I have been so lucky to have seen so many places and learned so much, all because of the people who believed in me and supported me. For that I will always be beyond grateful.

Among a list of things I could touch on involving this situation, there is only one thing I will touch on in this post. The simple fact of the matter is that I wrote the vast majority of Ultu Ulla and that is something I cannot be silent about publicly anymore. Sadly, the amount of writing I did was not made clear or accurate by any means online, in the credits in the booklet itself, or in the form of royalties.

Seeing so many people enjoy Ultu Ulla, share it, be stoked on it, and come out to our shows all over the world to hear us play it means the world to me. Each and every one of you made the hundreds of hours of writing, recording, filming, stress, sleepless nights, and emotion put into this record more worth it than I could have ever imagined.

From the fans, my friends, my family, the people behind the scenes at Nuclear Blast, to the companies who have been with me from the beginning, you guys all rule!!! Lastly, it is now time for Interloper to finish this record and get out on the road for you all. This album is going to be killer! We have grown so much as individuals and as a band that this album is going to have been absolutely worth the wait.

It won’t be long until I see all the awesome fans and friends again out on the road. I will be continuing to put out new videos, teaching Skype lessons, and interacting with all the fans. I am also very much looking forward to touring with Interloper as well as myself touring in other bands too if anyone is interested. ??

The wheels are in motion and when one chapter ends, another begins.
I love you all. Again, thank you for positively changing my life forever. See you all soon!”

Adds ex-drummer Aaron Stechauner:

“Hello everyone! I am also announcing that I will no longer be a member of Rings of Saturn. A lot of what I would have to say is along the same lines as what Miles has said, but hey! We’re in a similar boat. I’m happy to have spent the last four and a half years of my life meeting a lot of amazing fans and making some of the best friends I could ever say I have.

There is so much I could say in regards to why I have to remove myself from this situation. What I will say, though, is that as much as I have enjoyed playing shows and ripping it on stage with the band, the amount of mental health deterioration I’ve experienced in my time with the band has simply come too far.

I don’t need to go on about the specifics of what happens behind closed doors; needless to say, the reputation of the band precedes itself. You all know how things go, and you all have your own experiences to rely on in judging how you feel about Rings of Saturn.

Moving forward, expect to continue to see me flipping sticks and fucking shit up on the kit. You’re going to be hearing a lot of new @interloperofficialgram and @brazentide, as well as a lot of music and videos from myself as an individual, and any band that I end up finding myself working with.

Thank you all for your continual support ? I hope nothing but success for Ian Bearer and the band’s front of house Alex Kendrick.”

I will no longer be playing with Rings of Saturn. I would like to start off by saying thank you to all the fans, friends, and great people who have come into my life the past 3 1/2 years. It has been truly a wonderful and humbling experience. I have been so lucky to have seen so many places and learned so much, all because of the people who believed in me and supported me. For that I will always be beyond grateful. Among a list of things I could touch on involving this situation, there is only one thing I will touch on in this post. The simple fact of the matter is that I wrote the vast majority of Ultu Ulla and that is something I cannot be silent about publicly anymore. Sadly, the amount of writing I did was not made clear or accurate by any means online, in the credits in the booklet itself, or in the form of royalties. Seeing so many people enjoy Ultu Ulla, share it, be stoked on it, and come out to our shows all over the world to hear us play it means the world to me. Each and every one of you made the hundreds of hours of writing, recording, filming, stress, sleepless nights, and emotion put into this record more worth it than I could have ever imagined. From the fans, my friends, my family, the people behind the scenes at Nuclear Blast, to the companies who have been with me from the beginning, you guys all rule!!! Lastly, it is now time for Interloper to finish this record and get out on the road for you all. This album is going to be killer! We have grown so much as individuals and as a band that this album is going to have been absolutely worth the wait. It won’t be long until I see all the awesome fans and friends again out on the road. I will be continuing to put out new videos, teaching Skype lessons, and interacting with all the fans. I am also very much looking forward to touring with Interloper as well as myself touring in other bands too if anyone is interested. ?? The wheels are in motion and when one chapter ends, another begins. I love you all. Again, thank you for positively changing my life forever. See you all soon!

Ein Beitrag geteilt von Miles Dimitri Baker (@milesdimitribaker) am

Hello everyone! I am also announcing that I will no longer be a member of Rings of Saturn. A lot of what I would have to say is along the same lines as what Miles has said, but hey! We’re in a similar boat. I’m happy to have spent the last four and a half years of my life meeting a lot of amazing fans and making some of the best friends I could ever say I have. There is so much I could say in regards to why I have to remove myself from this situation. What I will say, though, is that as much as I have enjoyed playing shows and ripping it on stage with the band, the amount of mental health deterioration I’ve experienced in my time with the band has simply come too far. I don’t need to go on about the specifics of what happens behind closed doors; needless to say, the reputation of the band precedes itself. You all know how things go, and you all have your own experiences to rely on in judging how you feel about Rings of Saturn. Moving forward, expect to continue to see me flipping sticks and fucking shit up on the kit. You’re going to be hearing a lot of new @interloperofficialgram and @brazentide, as well as a lot of music and videos from myself as an individual, and any band that I end up finding myself working with. Thank you all for your continual support ?? I hope nothing but success for Ian Bearer and the band’s front of house Alex Kendrick.

Ein Beitrag geteilt von Aaron Stechauner (@stechauner) am

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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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Extermination Dismemberment Premiere New Song & Video “Omnivore”

Belarusian slam/death metal quartet Extermination Dismemberment have revealed a brand new single and video just days before embarking to headline the Slamming Annihilation Tour across Europe. Sure to cement an already rock solid reputation, ‘Omnivore’ offers a mere glimpse of the impending aural assault due from the bands third full length album in the near future.

Listen To ‘Omnivore’ below.

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Starkweather & Concealment Debut Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Split Release

Starkweather and Concealment debut the pre-release full-album stream of the bands’ upcoming new split release, which will be out in stores tomorrow via Translation Loss.

Check out now the split in its entirety below.

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Obliterate Release Cover Art, Tracklisting, & Release Date For New Album “Impending Death”

Victoriaville, QC based deathcore act OBLITERATE have announced that they will release their highly anticipated sophoore album, and Unique Leader debut, Impending Death on May 18th. The 8 track effort was recorded, mixed, and mastered by producer Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Ingested) at The Grid Studios in Montreal, QC, features artwork by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design, and showcases the bands most devastating material to date. Upon first listen it is immediately apparent that OBLITERATE will soon find themselves dominating Canadian metal scene.

Drummer Pat Woods commented on the album saying:

“It just came naturally. We knew we had to double up our efforts on this album and that’s exactly what we did. With the help of Chris Donaldson we are about to release our best record to date. Impending Death is a reflection of what we think and how we feel as human beings in this world. Under these true words there’s also a melody that to us, supports and identifies perfectly with the band. We are now affiliated with Extreme Management Group and just signed a record deal with Unique Leader Records, which allows us to be more ready and stronger than ever before. Seeing what was getting prepared, Artery Global quickly offered us to hop on their roster and have already confirmed awesome stuff for us in 2018. Keep your ears and eyes open, we are coming.”

Pre-orders, new music, and tour dates to be announced in the weeks to come.

Impending Death tracklisting –

1. Impending Death
2. Aneurysm
3. I, Cerberus
4. Numbers
5. Hellhole
6. In Devil’s Cares
7. Death Notice
8. Reconquered

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