Owl Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “Nights In Distortion”

After 4 years of writing and recording and delay due to the tragic loss of their bassist René Marquis, German doom band Owl has finally released their highly anticipated 3rd album, Nights In Distortion, with Temple of Torturous Records.

Check out now “Nights In Distortion” in its entirety below.

Nights In Distortion by Owl (Ger)


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Owl Premiere New Song “Madness Is the Glory of This Life” From Upcoming New Album “Nights in Distortion”

German gothic doom outfit Owl premiere a new song entitled “Madness Is the Glory of This Life”, taken from their upcoming new album “Nights in Distortion”, which will be out in stores September 7th via Temple of Torturous.

Check out now “Madness Is the Glory of This Life” below.

Nights In Distortion by Owl (Ger)

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Hideous Divinity To Tour Canada w/ Depths of Hatred & Vultures

Italian technical death metal outfit HIDEOUS DIVINITY have announced that they will be embarking on an extensive Canadian tour this summer. Depths of Hatred and Vultures will join as supports acts.

See below where that run will hit:

7/19 Montreal, QC @ Pirhana Bar
7/20 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
7/21 Guelph, ON @ DSTRCT
7/22 Windsor, ON @ The Beer Exchange
7/23 St Catharines, ON @ Warehouse
7/24 Toronto, ON @ Coalition
7/25 Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum
7/26 Thunder Bay, ON @ Black PIrates Pub
7/27 Winnipeg, MB @ The Handsome Daughter
7/28 Regina, SK @ Cloud 9 Live
7/29 Edmondton, AB @ The Forge
7/30 Grand Prairie, AB @ Better Than Fred’s
7/31 Calgary, AB @ Distortion
8/1 Vernon, BC @ Record City
8/2 Kamloops, BC @ The Duchess
8/3 Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
8/4 Victoria, BC @ Event Center
8/5 Nanaimo, BC @ The Cambie

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Depths Of Hatred Sign w/ Prosthetic Records – Announce New EP “Bloodguilt“ & Canadian Tour

Montreal technical death metal outfit Depths Of Hatred have been signed by Prosthetic Records. Their first effort through their new label home will be their 6 track EP, “Bloodguilt“, which will be out on July 20th (stream a teaser for it below). The release will find the group fronted by their new vocalist, Nico Monette, who replaced Dominic D.D..

Depths Of Hatred will be headlining a Canadian tour this summer with support from Hideous Divinity and Vultures.

07/19 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
07/20 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
07/21 Guelph, ON – DSTRCT
07/22 Windsor, ON – The Beer Exchange
07/23 St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse
07/24 Toronto, ON – Coalition
07/25 Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
07/26 Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirates Pub
07/27 Winnipeg, MB – The Handsome Daughter
07/28 Regina, SK – Cloud 9 Live
07/29 Edmonton, AB – The Forge
07/30 Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s
07/31 Calgary, AB – Distortion
08/01 Vernon, BC – Record City
08/02 Kamloops, BC – The Duchess
08/03 Vancouver, BC – Astorial
08/04 Victoria, BC – Victoria Event Centre
08/05 Nanaimo, BC – The Cambie

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Details Of New Album “People Used To Live Here” Revealed By Spook The Horses

Imagine if band members could rotate between instrument positions, because each musician had a proficient grasp on each instrument involved? It would supply a degree of freedom and mutual musical understanding, something that most bands could only dream of. Spook The Horses, from Wellington, New Zealand, are such a band.

Perhaps it’s this multi-instrumentalism and virtuosity that explains the vast musical territory that is explored among the band’s three albums: while 2011’s debut album “Brighter” was defined by sweet post-rock crescendos, 2015’s “Rainmaker” was a much heavier affair that would appeal to fans of Cult Of Luna or Amenra. The band’s forthcoming “People Used To Live Here,” in quiet stark contrast to the aforementioned, sees the band turn the distortion knobs way down, to a mildly saturated crunch tone, at most.

“Writing this album gave us the ability to experiment with song ideas we felt weren’t appropriate on our previous albums,” Spook The Horses’ Zach Meech elaborates. The band’s most daring effort to date, “People Used to Live Here” explores the natural and immediate. Written and conceived in relative isolation over several grim Southern Hemisphere winters, Spook The Horses is defining their own sonic trademark with this album: an atmosphere of quiet desolation, raw and real, desperate and unsettling; the post-apocalyptic soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live, at one point in time, long ago.

“We deliberately isolated ourselves when writing this album to force us out of our comfort zones,” adds Callum Gay. “Most of the songs began as completely improvised pieces that we slowly fleshed and developed over time. We wanted to make sure that immediacy was captured and conveyed in a way we’d never done before. There’s much less between us and the listener this time around.”

In advance of its November 10th release, Treble is hosting the record’s opening track “Lurch,” delivered in cryptic video form, which you can view at this location, or just below in the player availalble. “The track itself is spacious and brooding, with psychedelic post-rock riffs, brushed drums, and a sense of heaviness that’s more implied than overt,” writes the esteemed blog. “It pairs well with the visual element of the video, which is slow-moving and ominous, with an ambience and quiet menace that’s reminiscent of David Lynch’s works. It’s a perfect way to usher in the spookiest time of year, albeit in a slow, eerie and disorienting way.”

The track listing for “People Used To Live Here” is:

1. Lurch
2. Crude Shrines
3. Blessed Veins
4. Made Shapeless
5. Near Then, Far Now
6. Herald
7. We All Know Your Name
8. Following Trails

Check out “Lurch” here:

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Love.Might.Kill Posts New Video With Guest Spot By Helloween’s Andi Deris

Love.Might.Kill has a new video clip out now for “Addicted To The Night,” which features Andi Deris from Helloween.

The video was directed by Stefan Ellerhorst & Philip Heyelmann and can be seen below.

Love.Might.Kill will release new album “Super Distortion” in the Spring of 2015, with further details forthcoming.

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New Track “One Machine” Streaming From One Machine

One Machine, featuring guitarist Steve Smyth (ex-Forbidden/ex-Testament/ex-Dragonlord) and ex-Mercenary vocalist Mikkel Sandager, is streaming the track “One Machine” from the upcoming debut release “The Distortion Of Lies And The Overdriven Truth.” The album is set to drop on February 17th via Scarlet Records.

Check out “One Machine” here:

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Author & Punisher Announces New Tour Dates With Philip Anselmo

Following a run of live takeovers last summer supporting Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, Author & Punisher sound manipulator Tristan Shone is pleased to pack up his steel and unite with Anselmo and company for another mutinous round of sonic abrasions.

Just in time to ring in the New Year, the second leg of the Technicians Of Distortion Tour will commence on January 10th in Houston, Texas and head westward, trampling through over a dozen cities with additional support provided by Hymns.

Comments Shone: “West Coast: I will be unveiling a new set of electromechanical vocal manipulation masks and devices, never before used during a tour as well as some new and old tracks.”

As a precursor to the Technicians Of Distortion trek, Author & Punisher will join the audio antagonists in Corrections House for two special performances in Los Angeles and San Diego. See confirmed live actions below.

w/Corrections House
1/05/2014 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
1/06/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA

w/ Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, Hymns
1/10/2014 Warehouse Live/Studio Room – Houston, TX
1/11/2014 Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA
1/13/2014 Pop’s Nightclub – St. Louis, MO
1/14/2014 Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
1/15/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
1/17/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
1/18/2014 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
1/20/2014 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
1/22/2014 Metal Masters – Los Angeles, CA
1/24/2014 Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
1/25/2014 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
1/27/2014 Backstage Live – San Antonio, Texas
1/28/2014 Trees – Dallas, Texas

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Philip Anselmo and The Illegals will hit the road bright and early in 2014 for Leg Two of its “Technicians of Distortion” tour.  The trek kicks off January 10 in Houston, will play intimate rock clubs exclusively, and is in support of Anselmo’s first solo album, the critically-acclaimed Walk Through Exits Only that was released last […]

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Philip Anselmo Instructs Fans on The Proper Behavior For His Upcoming Solo Tour, New Album “Walk Through Exits Only” Streaming Online

Philip Anselmo has put together a series of, well, intimidating but humorous video clips in anticipation of his “Technicians of Distortion” tour that kicks of July 31.  The clips instruct fans as to what Anselmo expects of them at the shows.  So far, two have been made available, and you can see them here: Philip’s first-ever […]

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Philip Anselmo Instructs Fans on The Proper Behavior For His Upcoming Solo Tour, New Album “Walk Through Exits Only” Streaming Online

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