Raise The Death Toll Premiere New Song “The Omen Of Disaster” – Chimaira’s Frontman Mark Hunter Guests

Chimaira vocalist Mark Hunter guests on the new Raise The Death Toll song “The Omen Of Disaster” streaming below. That track appears on Raise The Death Toll‘s debut EP, “Penthouse Of A Thousand Corpses“, which is out in stores now.

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Fistula Posts NSFW Video “Morgue Attendant”

With the release of “Longing For Infection,” the impending new full-length from Ohio’s favorite misery makers Fistula, now less than a month away, today the band shares a graphic visual accompaniment to “Morgue Attendant.”

“I feel that the music of Fistula is at its best when we’re at our worst,” confides frontman Dan Harrington. “After the whole Northern Aggression/Vermin Prolificus lineup imploded, Corey [Bing] and I were in a tough spot. Corey enlisted long-time friend Buddy Peel and Jeff Sullivan to join on bass and drums respectively, ‘Morgue Attendant’ was the first song they arranged together. Inspired by a ton of shitty Akron weed and watching Maximum Overdive, the song came together quick. Around this time, this total deviant in Cincinnati had admitted to raping hundreds of corpses over his sixteen-year career in the morgue. Crack binges? Malt liquor? Necrophilia? This guy had to be the subject of a Fistula song.”

“When we came back with a set list,” Harrington continues, “we were opening with ‘Ohio Death Toll Rising’ from the Goat EP. Goat was a concept record based on Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell. ‘Ohio Death Toll Rising’ contained a bunch of audio samples taken from news coverage of Sowell’s heinous crimes at the end of the song, I always dug how effective it was. It really painted a vivid picture of what had actually happened there. I started sifting through the news reports and found the perfect excerpt to set up the ‘Morgue Attendant’ lyrics Corey and I came up with in all their raunchy glory. The song had to be completely over the top and just as crazy as the story clipped from the newspaper headlines. We knew this song would be perfect for a music video. Whore Church put together an incredible video for ‘Harmful Situation’ a couple years ago and set the bar really high. They recommended that we contact cult VHS manipulators King Of The Witches. They were totally excited about the opportunity and came up with video that tells the ‘Morgue Attendant’ story perfectly.”

Tracked and engineered by Dave Johnson (Midnight, Incantation, Soulless), the demoralizing “Longing For Infection” features the return of Fistula founding member Bahb Branca on second guitar, furthering the band’s already vile brand of sonic violence. Set for mass contamination on July 15th, 2016, the first pressing of “Longing For Infection” will be limited to one-thousand copies housed in digipak packaging bathed in the abysmal artwork of Jason Barnett.

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West Of Hell Announces Canadian Tour Dates

West Of Hell today announces ”The Rights Of Spring” western Canadian tour, set to kick off in early April, 2016.

The band also introduce a new lineup for this tour consisting of vocalist Chris “The Heathen” Valagao (Zimmers Hole), bassist Jordan Kemp, guitar virtuosos Sean Parkinson and Kris Shultz (Mechanism, Cocaine Moustache), and drummer Bryan Newbury (Into Eternity, Death Toll Rising and Untimely Demise).

West Of Hell will be playing tracks from debut release ”Spiral Empire” along with a few sneak peaks from a forthcoming release. Catch the band live on these tour dates:

APRIL 7th -Red Deer -The Vat
APRIL 8th -Edmonton -Filthy McNasties
APRIL 9th -Calgary -Distortion
APRIL 10th -Drumheller -TBA
APRIL 12th -Lethbridge -TBA
APRIL 13th -Medicine Hat – Liquid Night Club
APRIL 15th -Winnipeg -The Park Theatre-Manitoba Metalfest
APRIL 16th -Saskatoon -Amigos

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Death Toll Rising Posts “Scorched Earth Policy” Video

Coming off a performance this past weekend at Metallion Festival in BC, Edmonton, Death Toll Rising has released a new video for “Scorched Earth Policy” in support of latest album “Infection Legacy.” Guitarist Drew Copland comments:

“We are beyond excited to be releasing our first ever music video! This is one of the thrashers off our most recent album, ‘Infection Legacy’ and always proved to be a fan favorite, so it was a no brainer to do this track.

“We were lucky enough to work with our good friend and director Lindsay Robinson on this project and he pretty much nailed everything we had in mind, it looks sick! It was great experience and we were able to have a ton of our friends out to party and be in the video, which made it all the more motivating for us. It was cold, it was late, and it was exhausting, but in the end completely worth every minute!”

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Death Toll Rising Post Full Armstrong Metalfest 2014 Set

Coming off a recent performance at Armstrong Metalfest 2014, Edmonton, AB’s Death Toll Rising has released a new video of that entire set for fans, which can be seen below.

The band has also announced plans to perform at the Loud As Hell Fest (Drumheller, AB) on August 31st. Guitarist Drew Copland comments:

“Armstrong Metalfest is quickly getting the reputation as one of the best fests in all of Western Canada, and for our second year playing we thought it would be a great idea to have our set shot and edited for an online release. Everybody who was there knows just how rad the whole weekend was, and we had one of the best times playing and hanging out with many of the top bands from the region! This video is just a little taste of what the playing environment is like, and Armstrong Metalfest is growing each year, and will only get bigger and better from here. We look forward to rounding out our summer with a last string of devastating festivals in the end of August!”

Aug 31 – Loud as Hell – Drumheller AB w/ Protest The Hero, Titans Eve, Ninjaspy, Display of Decay and more

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Display Of Decay Offering “Outbreak Of Infection” Title Track For Download

The Edmonton, AB trio of Display of Decay is giving everyone a chance to experience a taste of the new EP, “Outbreak of Infection,” before its full release on August 26th by offering a free download of the title track.

Pick up your copy of the track via Bandcamp here (type in zero for free download). Painting audiences a picture of a much darker and more hostile world than our own, DOD’s gore-filled lyrics and rhythmic brutal death metal ring true throughout this EP, which even includes a DOD take of KISS’ “Black Diamond.”

You can also catch the band live on these dates:

Aug 22 – Edmonton, AB – The Pawn Shop – Harvesting Hell w/ The Faceless, Origin, Beyond Creation, Rings of Saturn, King Parrot, Fallujah, Archspire
Aug 31 – Drumheller, AB – Loud As Hell Fest w/ Protest The Hero, Titans Eve, Ninjaspy, Death Toll Rising

Outbreak of Infection by Display of Decay

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Loud As Hell 2014 Festival Lineup To Feature Protest The Hero, Titans Eve, And More

The Loud as Hell Festival roars into year three in Drumheller, Alberta and finally has unleashed the 2014 Lineup. Four days of Canadian metal in the heart of the Badlands will see over 30 bands performing along with freak shows, camping, and guitar and drum clinics.

The event runs from August 29th – September 1st this year and it will be a long Labour Day weekend for metal fans you won’t want to miss. Band confirmed include Protest The Hero, Ninjaspy, All Else Fails, Titans Eve, Death Toll Rising and more. Details and ticket info can be found at this location.

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Death Toll Rising Posts “Crack Open A Cold One” Guitar Playthrough Video

Death Toll Rising has released a new guitar playthrough for the track “Crack Open A Cold One,” taken from latest album “Infection Legacy.”

Guitarist Drew Copland comments: “We are pleased to be releasing our first of two guitar videos today, something we have never done before. So crank it, then sit back and Crack Open a Cold One!”

In additional news, Death Toll Rising will be supporting the following Western Canadian tour dates with Katakylsm and Aborted during the Kill The Elite Tour:

Apr 10 – Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop – w/ Katakylsm, Aborted ‘Kill The Elite Tour’
Apr 11 – Calgary, AB – The Rebublik – w/ Katakylsm, Aborted ‘Kill The Elite Tour’
Apr 12 – Kamloops, BC – Columbo Lodge w/ Katakylsm, Aborted ‘Kill The Elite Tour’
Apr 13 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw – w/ Katakylsm, Aborted ‘Kill The Elite Tour’

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All Else Fails Nominated For “Best Metal Recording Of The Year” Edmonton Music Award

After announcing the return of drummer Ryan Biggs last month, All Else Fails is now proud to reveal more great news for 2014, with the band being nominated for “Metal Recording of The Year” at this year’s Edmonton Music Awards.

Vocalist/guitarist Barrett Klesko comments: “We are so excited and thankful to have been nominated for an Edmonton Music Award Metal Recording of the Year for our track ‘AntiMartyr’ from ‘Fucktropolis.’ Big congrats to our friends who also got nominations as well at the awards (Death Toll Rising, Russ Dawson, and Thrill House). We are really proud of this recording and thank everyone that had a part in making it happen.”

The full nomination list is available at this location, and the nominees for “Metal Recording Of The Year” are:

All Else Fails “AntiMartyr”
Death Toll Rising “Malice Incarnate”
Dieuponaday “Enlighten”
Monarch Sky “Circles”
Villainizer “Twin Tower Two-Step”

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Death Toll Rising Comments On Edmonton Music Award Nomination

Rising up the ladder of the Canadian metal scene with latest album “Infection Legacy” unleashed last October, Death Toll Rising won praise in 2013 from fans, metal publications, and support from Canadian Loud Charts.

Now with an upcoming tour with Kataklysm and Aborted on select dates during the “Kill The Elite Tour,” the indie force is proud to announce hometown endorsement and nomination for “Metal Recording of The Year” from the Edmonton Music Awards. Drew Copland, guitarist for DTR comments:

“It is a great honour for us to be nominated for an Edmonton Music Award. We have been a part of this city’s music scene for over a decade now and we are proud to represent it alongside some other amazing bands! We would like to extend a huge high five to our local fanbase for always supporting us and sticking with us. It took some time to get Infection Legacy out there, but we poured our heart and soul into it, and just being nominated is very gratifying for us! “

Catch the band live:

Mar 7 – Coaldale, AB – The Vent w/ Ides of Winter, Tramp Stamper – Event Details
Mar 8 – Red Deer, AB – The Vat w/ Demise Without Reason, Ides of Winter, Enemyus
Apr 10 – Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop – w/ Katakylsm, Aborted
Apr 11 – Calgary, AB – The Rebublik – w/ Katakylsm, Aborted
Apr 12 – Kamloops, BC – Columbo Lounge w/ Katakylsm, Aborted
Apr 13 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw – w/ Katakylsm, Aborted

Death Toll Rising also comments: “We are absolutely pumped to be supporting Kataklysm and Aborted on select Western Canadian dates of the Kill The Elite spring tour 2014! Both of these acts have been major influences on us over the last 10 years. We will be alongside Vancity’s stay tech masters, Archspire getting everyone primed to be wiped out by the headliners!”

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