Bloodshot Dawn UK/Ireland Tour Announced – To Release “Reanimation” January 2018

Earlier this year Bloodshot Dawn had entered the studio to begin work on their third full length album, entitled Renanimation; an album that also features prominent guests including Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, Nevermore), Paul Wardingham, Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams, The Faceless), Mendel Bij De Leij (Aborted).

Since their acclaimed self-titled and second album Demons, there has been shifts in the bands ranks making way for new members, Canadian shredder Morgan Reid, drummer James Stewart (also of Vader and Divine Chaos) and bass player Giacomo Gastaldi. Frontman and last founding member Josh McMorran reflects on the losing all members from the Demons line up as a huge shock to the system, “I had to take sometime to think about how to move forward with the bands sound and honestly thinking wasn’t what was needed. When Morgan joined the band he worked tirelessly on riffs and ideas for songs which I sculptured into my design and feel for how I thought the album should flow. We met up over a two week period and turned hundreds of ideas into ten tracks very naturally. The general feeling is that we now for the first time have a solid direction and process, we work as a unit instead of separate solo efforts within the band.”

“We recorded guitars and drums in the east of Germany and Czech simply because that’s where Morgan and James are based. The studio in Czech, Babylon Studios, had an incredible drum room which was a huge selling point to this studio. We recorded guitars at Morgans home studio, which follows a similar process to our previous records. After that we headed for Sweden to work with Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) for final guitar pieces, additional layers, mixing and mastering. Per is a good friend and an extraordinary musician and his ear and eye for the big picture has helped us create Reanimation and pushed us to evolve our sound in a very natural way.”

“As for the stories within the album, a lot of it is ambiguous, regarding personal struggles, as well as observations on modern day society. But as with all Bloodshot Dawn records the lyrics aren’t always as clear cut and it’s the sci-fi artwork that really tells the cover story so to speak. We worked with a good friend Chris Kewli who is a concept artist with an incredibly creative mind. The artwork is the third part of a trilogy of art continuing and finishing the concept that started with the first two Bloodshot Dawn albums. The front cover pictures an alien approaching a war torn earth who’s coming to clean up the planet of human life and refresh the earth back to its former glory! The art unfolds further through the inlays of the CD.”

As well as the news of an imminent new release the band will be on tour throughout UK/Ireland tour, their first in almost 2 years!

Reanimation UK/Ireland Live Dates
17/01/18 – Black Heart, London
18/01/18 – Green Door Store, Brighton
19/01/18 – Boiler Room, Guildford
20/01/18 – The Underground, Plymouth
21/01/18 – Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff
22/01/18 – The Flapper, Birmingham
23/01/18 – Audio, Glasgow
24/01/18 – The Fulford Arms, York
25/01/18 – The Peer Hat, Manchester
26/01/18 – An Spailpin Fanach, Cork
27/01/18 – Limelight, Belfast
28/01/18 – On The Rox, Dublin

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Pestilence: Cover Artwork For “Hadeon” Cancelled Due To Copyright Infringement

Pestilence and Hammerheart Records just issued the following announcement, concerning the artwork for the band’s upcoming new release “Hadeon”:

“Last week we proudly presented the artwork for “Hadeon”, the new album by legendary Death Metal band Pestilence.
This, in itself, fantastic artwork was created by Triple Seis, a company specialized in artwork for Metal bands (they did many artwork related things before we contacted them) based in Ecuador.
In the past months Patrick Mameli shared his thoughts on what “Hadeon” needed to look like when put into art, and Triple Seis created it.
Hammerheart Records made a contract and paid a pretty decent amount of money to become the owner of this artwork, so we could use it for all releases and products we wanted to use it on/for.
We were very pleased on how this turned out…
Then…
Upon its publication we started to receive messages that several parts of this artwork were stolen and copied into this design.

The messages were not merely rumours, but they were true…
We were shocked when we were shown how obviously and without shame this was done, we were left in disbelief.
Both Hammerheart Records and Pestilence had never experienced anything like this before, and we find it totally objectionable.
We hereby declare that we have to cancel this artwork, we sincerely apologize to all the people/companies whose artwork was used without permission.
We did not know this and we would never ever support this.
We like to make it 100% clear that we do not support any of these “work” ethics done by Triple Seis and have returned the artwork to them in full and we will remove all announcements and links related to this artwork to the best of our abilities.
Needless to say that this effects our hard work, we are not finished yet for a release of “Hadeon”.
We need to switch to solving this problem.
“Hadeon” will see the light of day, the release date is still March 2018.
We will not give in and continue our journey to World Domination in 2018.
We find great consolation in the support of the Pestilence-legions supporting us worldwide , thanks a lot !!!
As soon as we have the new artwork to show we will make an announcement.

Patrick Mameli, Pestilence
Guido Heijnens, management Pestilence, Hammerheart Records”

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Debut Album “Cosmic Apostasy” Streaming In Full From Nekhrah

Nekhrah unleashed a full stream of the debut album “Cosmic Apostasy” via Toilet ov Hell at this location, or even more conveniently in the player at the bottom.

Previously known as Impalement, the Mediterranean-based act will self-release the full-length on September 29th. “Cosmic Apostasy” was mastered by Alan Douches of West West Side Music. The artwork of the album and the design of the band logo was created by Maciej Kamuda.

The band name “Nekhrah” is an Anglicised version of the Greek word “????a” which means “death” or “deadness” and/or “emptiness” in Greek.

The philosophy behind the band is Nihilistic. That is to say, the belief that existence is meaningless and that there is no inherent meaning in anything we do, think or experience. The lyrics revolve heavily around misanthropy, cataclysm, self-destruction and a desire of non-existence.

“Humanity is but a herd of ritualistic apes that congregate to ceremonialise their own insignificance.”

Check out the album here:

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Details On New Album “Keystone” Posted By Klogr

Italian alternative rock/metal band Klogr issued details on the upcoming new record “Keystone.” Slated for release on October 6th via Zeta Factory, the band issued the cover artwork and track listing for the album.

The artwork is a piece of a painting by the renowned Italian artist, Andrea Saltini. On it, Rusty commented: “A while ago, I saw a paint of Andrea Saltini and I was really impressed by it. When the record came to life with its contents, I immediately remembered that painting and thought it would be perfect for our cover. Luckily it was still available and we could use it for our design.” Check it out below.

“Keystone” was recorded at Zeta Factory Studio and mixed at Mainstation Studio in Toronto, Canada, by David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Kid Rock, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool). The track listing is:

1. Sleeping Through the Seasons
2. Prison of Light (see music video here)
3. Technocracy
4. The Echoes of Sin
5. Pride Before the Fall
6. Something’s in the Air
7. Drag You Back
8. Sirens’ Song
9. Dark Tides
10. Silent Witness
11. Enigmatic Smile
12. The Wall of Illusion

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Datura Posts “Charm Of The Rat King” Music Video

Datura has a video clip out for the track “Charm of the Rat King,” which can be seen below and comes off “The Harrowing.”

Members Kellie Gates (vocals), Allen Foster (lead guitar), Raymond King (rhythm guitar), Adam Cohen (bass), and Brian Watson (drums) have graced stages across the state and beyond for years with various bands.

Formed in June of 2014 in Raleigh, Datura’s music lives and breathes with its own bestial pulse – a true Frankenstein’s monster blending death, doom, and thrash that stalks with devastating force. “The Harrowing” can be picked up here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Keeper Of The Light
2. Haxan
3. Battleworn
4. Charm Of The Rat King
5. Dying Design
6. The Harrowing
7. Shipbreaker
8. WVLFKVNT

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Datura Posts “Charm Of The Rat King” Music Video

Datura has a video clip out for the track “Charm of the Rat King,” which can be seen below and comes off “The Harrowing.”

Members Kellie Gates (vocals), Allen Foster (lead guitar), Raymond King (rhythm guitar), Adam Cohen (bass), and Brian Watson (drums) have graced stages across the state and beyond for years with various bands.

Formed in June of 2014 in Raleigh, Datura’s music lives and breathes with its own bestial pulse – a true Frankenstein’s monster blending death, doom, and thrash that stalks with devastating force. “The Harrowing” can be picked up here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Keeper Of The Light
2. Haxan
3. Battleworn
4. Charm Of The Rat King
5. Dying Design
6. The Harrowing
7. Shipbreaker
8. WVLFKVNT

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Dead Asylum Releasing New Album “Death Always Wins”

Melodic death / thrash quartet Dead Asylum will release sophomore album “Death Always Wins” on June 2nd. On the follow-up to 2013 debut “General Carnage,” the Vancouver band has sharpened its songwriting to a fine point and bolstered an established muscular attack with a harder rhythmic punch and an even deadlier arsenal of riffs.

Lyrical themes include revolution and political uprising, the apocalypse, and – as the band name alludes – twisted facets of the human psyche. “Death Always Wins” was tracked at Jam Factory Studios in Port Coquitlam, BC; recorded and edited by Roger Mowat; and mix/mastered by Chris Holmes. Pierre-Alain (3mmi Design) was responsible for the album art.

Dead Asylum will hit the road this summer for an August/September U.S. tour. Stay tuned for details. In the mean time you can pre-order the album here and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Defiance
2. Death Always Wins
3. Between Me and the Grave
4. Bury the Living
5. Forgotten Sacrifice
6. Bred to Die
7. Welcome
8. Inmate 666

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Loathfinder Streaming New EP “The Great Tired Ones”

The blackened doom newcomers from Loathfinder are presenting their debut EP “The Great Tired Ones” online today ahead of its official release at the end of April through Godz o War Productions.

“The Great Tired Ones” was mixed and mastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio (Azarath, Thaw, Blaze of Perdition etc.). The stunning cover artwork was done by Robert A. von Ritter (Outre, Diabolizer, Witchmaster etc.) while the design and colours originated by Maciej Kamuda (Nekrofilth, Kingdom, Ectovoid).

Loathfinder will perform the band’s first ever live show on May 6th, 2017. The concert will be in support of German act Antlers at Kawiarnia Naukowa in Cracow, Poland and will also feature Silesian act Forge of Clouds as well as Rosk from Warsaw.

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Lacerta Announces New Self-Titled Album

Birthed in 2005, prior to the more-recent explosion of tech death, Lacerta paved the way for later-era tech death bands such as Beyond Creation and Archspire, finally releasing a debut effort entitled “Mind Processor” in 2010.

The album, produced by Psycroptic guitarist Joe Haley, combined brutality and brains, with over-arching sci fi themes as the perfect narrative to the clinical-yet-complex compositions.

In the time it would take an astronaut to circle the earth 38,000 times, Lacerta wrote and recorded that debut effort, toured with the likes of Psycroptic and Dreadnaught, and wrote and recorded a brand new sophomore effort.

This latest self-titled album contains eight tracks of death metal architecture that will certainly go on to inform a whole new journey of tech death into the furthest reaches of space. “Lacerta” will drop April 14th via CDN Records and features the following track listing:

1. Pillars Of Deceit
2. Grotesque Design
3. Hell To Pay
4. Incubation Of Tyrants
5. Void Of Shadows
6. Gargantua
7. Molecular Residue
8. Ambiguous Forms

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Godz Of War Productions Inks Deal With Loathfinder, Debut EP Details Revealed

Godz Ov War Productions is proud to present the blackened doom catacombs of Loathfinder’s debut EP, “The Great Tired Ones.” The EP will be released exclusively on CD in April 2017 (exact date TBA). The band is streaming the new song “Genetic Gloom” in the player below.

Mix and mastering for the EP were performed by Haldor Grunberg and Satanic Audio (Azarath, Thaw, Blaze Of Perdition). The cover artwork (shown below) was created by Robert A. von Ritter (Outre, Diabolizer, Witchmaster), with the design and colors by Maciej Kamuda (Nekrofilth, Kingdom, Ectovoid).

The track listing is as follows:

I. Genetic Gloom
II. Feast on my Entrails
III. Scents of Regression
IV. The Great Tired Ones

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