Whitechapel ‘The Somatic Defilement’ now available on vinyl (for the first time ever!) via Metal Blade Records

– August 10th, 2017 –

European tour to kick-off today (Aug. 10)

On September 15th, Metal Blade Records will release Whitechapel‘s The Somatic Defilement for the first time ever on vinyl! Re-mastered for vinyl, this special re-issue will be available in following versions:
–black vinyl
–pale violet-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–dim gray-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–cool gray-marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

Pre-order your copy now in the USA at: indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords

The Somatic Defilement track-listing:
SIDE A
1. Necrotizing
2. The Somatic Defilement
3. Devirgination Studies
4. Prostatic Fluid Asphyxiation
5. Fairy Fay
SIDE B
6. Ear to Ear
7. Alone in the Morgue
8. Festering Fiesta
9. Vicer Exciser
10. Articulo Mortis

Whitechapel will return to the UK/Europe today (Aug. 10) to tour in support of their latest album, Mark of the Blade. Hailed as “an exciting milestone” (AltPress.com), Mark of the Blade sees Whitechapel redefine who they are and what they are capable of with 11 tracks that leave a distinct impression on every listener. To view the crushing, emotional video for “Bring Me Home” – and to purchase the record in various formats – please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel

See below for all upcoming dates!

Whitechapel live:
Aug. 10 – London, UK – Underworld
Aug. 11 – Walton-On-Trent, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
Aug. 12 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into the Grave Festival
Aug. 13 – Vagos, Portugal – Vagos Metal Festival
Aug. 15 – Colmar, France – Le Grillen
Aug. 16 – Geneva, Switzerland – PTR – L’Usine
Aug. 17 – Dinkelsbuhl, Germany – Summer Breeze Festival
Aug. 18 – Dessau, Germany – Destruction Festival
Aug. 19 – Hamburg, Germany – Elb Riot Festival
Aug. 20 – Nancy, France – Chez Paulette
Aug. 22 – Paris, France – Backstage by the Mill
Aug. 24 – Saabrucken, Germany – Garage
Aug. 25 – Oberhausen, Germany – Kulttempel
Aug. 26 – Sulingen, Germany – Reload Festival

Whitechapel online:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

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Amon Amarth: ‘Fate of Norns’ and ‘With Oden on Our Side’ LP re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records

– June 29th, 2017 –

Amon Amarth has a long history with Metal Blade Records, that goes back to 1998 when they released their debut album, Once Sent From The Golden Hall. That album, along with 1999′s The Avenger, were the first two Amon Amarth records that received the Metal Blade “Originals”-treatment, followed by The Crusher and Versus The World last month. Now it’s time to give Fate Of Norns and With Oden On Our Side the same treatment!

Both Fate Of Norns and With Oden On Our Side will be released with 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts.

See below for an overview of all versions. Pre-order your copies now via Metal Blade Records (USA), EMP (EU) or at our eBay store (EU)!

Fate Of Norns “Originals-Series” LP re-issue
–180g black vinyl
–orange-brown-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–silver-grey-marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–flame splatter vinyl (eBay exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–clear vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–brown-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

With Oden On Our Side “Originals-Series” LP re-issue
–180g black vinyl
–golden yellow vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–silver-grey-marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–flame splatter vinyl (eBay exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–clear vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–yellow vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–dahlia orange-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Metal Blade Records will re-issue all Amon Amarth albums chronologically in the near future. For fans planning to collect all of the releases, a limited, specially designed slipcase-box is available (exclusively at EMP) that fits the complete Amon Amarth back catalog! Get it while supplies last.

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http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
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Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary Live DVD – new Throwback Thursday video of the week!

– April 20th, 2017 –

In celebration of Metal Blade Records‘ 35th anniversary, a recently digitized video from the archives will be launched every Thursday on the label’s official YouTube channel. These videos have never been officially uploaded by the label, and some are not currently available anywhere else online. Previous Throwback Thursday videos include classic cuts from Lizzy Borden, Candlemass, Nevada Beach, Skrew, and more. Watch the latest video and more at the official YouTube playlist.

This week’s installment a full DVD! Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary Live in Worcester, MA was shot live at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in 2007 and features performances from Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, God Dethroned, Job for a Cowboy, The Red Chord, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Unearth, and more, plus some additional behind the scenes interviews and backstage footage. Limited copies of the DVD are still available via Indiemerch HERE.

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New Song “BrainScan” Streaming From Desecrator

Australian thrash act Desecrator dropped the debut full length studio album “To The Gallows” today, March 24th. In celebration, the band is streaming the new song “BrainScan,” which you can enjoy in the player below.

The track listing for “To The Gallows” is:

1. To the Gallows (see lyric video)
2. Desert for Days
3. Red Steel Nation
4. As I Die
5. Serpent’s Return
6. Hellhound
7. Thrash Is a Verb
8. Down to Hell
9. BrainScan
10. Balancing on a Blade

Check out “BrainScan” here:

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New Video Clip “Dynamite” Issued By Lovell’s Blade

Dutch rockers, Lovell’s Blade, formed when several members split from long-running metal band Picture, released a video clip for the song “Dynamite.” The song appears on the debut release “Stone Cold Steel,” which is out now via Divebomb Records (USA) and Into the Limelight (EU/Asia).

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Six Feet Under Premieres Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “Torment”

Six Feet Under premieres the full-album stream of the band’s brand new album “Torment”. Metal Blade Records released the effort yesterday, February 24th.

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Six Feet Under Premieres Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “Torment”

Six Feet Under premieres the full-album stream of the band’s brand new album “Torment”. Metal Blade Records released the effort yesterday, February 24th.

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Boris The Blade Debuts Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Warpath”

Melbourne’s Boris The Blade debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Warpath”, which will be release this Friday, January 27th through Siege Music. The new releasem features various guest appearances, including returning Thy Art Is Murder frontman CJ McMahon on “Misery”, Carnifex vocalist Scott Ian Lewis on “Omens” and Within The Ruins vocalist Tim Goergen on “Elixir”.

Check out now “Warpath” in its entirety below.

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Boris The Blade Debuts Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Warpath”

Melbourne’s Boris The Blade debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Warpath”, which will be release this Friday, January 27th through Siege Music. The new releasem features various guest appearances, including returning Thy Art Is Murder frontman CJ McMahon on “Misery”, Carnifex vocalist Scott Ian Lewis on “Omens” and Within The Ruins vocalist Tim Goergen on “Elixir”.

Check out now “Warpath” in its entirety below.

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New Single “Agents Of Mystification” Issued By Assassin’s Blade

Assassin’s Blade – featuring ex-Exciter vocalist Jacques Bélanger – is streaming the track “Agents of Mystification.” The song is the title track to the debut album, which was issued via Pure Steel Records back in April. The album is set to be issued on vinyl on January 27, 2017.

Check out the song here:

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