Teethgrinder Releases New Video “The Pain Exceeds The Fear”

Today you can see the new Teethgrinder video for the track “The Pain Exceeds The Fear,” taken off the band’s latest album “Nihilism.” The video was shot and directed by Joost Nevels and is available below.

Hailing from the Northern Netherlands, Teethgrinder came to be in early 2013. Former members of DrDoom and Greyline were looking to create loud, aggressivem and rigorous music – and that is exactly what the Dutch quartet became known for.

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Komatsu Announces New Tour Dates

Komatsu will start the new year in high gear, with the mother sludgers supporting Orange Goblin in just a handful of days. Next up later this month, Komatsu will tour Euroupe with The Freeks (formed by members of Fu Manchu and Nebula). The tour starts February 28th in Italy and ends on the 19th of March in Germany.

The beginning of April will be Komatsu’s start of the Dutch festival season, with an appearance at the Paaspop fest. And if that’s not enough, Komatsu will embark on a ten day tour (May 2017) on the other side of the equator in Brazil.

09-02 Gebr de Nobel, Leiden (NL)
10-02 Dynamo, Eindhoven (NL)
11-02 Vera, Groningen (NL)
18-02 Ukien, Kampen (NL)
28-02 Traffic, Roma (IT)
01-03 Café Liber, Torino (IT)
02-03 Centrale Rock, Erba (IT)
03-03 Freak out club, Bologna (IT)
04-03 Arci Taun, Piacenza (IT)
05-03 Hostaria, Castel D’ario (IT)
06-03 Altroquando, Zerobranco (IT)
07-03 Tetris. Trieste (IT)
08-03 Sidro, Savignano (IT)
09-03 Hirschneck, Basel (CH)
10-03 Woodstock Guitar shop, Ensisheim (FR)
11-03 Bruch Bros, Luzern (CH)
12-03 Graf Hugo, Feldkirch (AT)
14-03 Zoro, Leipzig (GER)
15-03 Huhnermanhattan, Halle (GER)
16-03 Cortina Bob, Berlin (GER)
17-03 Sabotage, Dresden (GER)
18-03 Tiko, Erfurt (GER)
19-03 Rare guitar, Munster (GER)
14,15,16-04 Paaspop, Schijndel (NL)
22-04 De Meester, Almere (NL)
10-06 Retie Rockt, Retie (BE)

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Grim Ordeal Launches IndieGogo Campaign For New Album

Grim Ordeal just launched a crowd funding campaign through IndieGogo here and the band issued this statement about raising funds to record a new album:

“This is it folks! We are Grim Ordeal and we provide you with a ‘straight in your face!’ mix of Thrash metal, groove metal, and some more contemporary and even progressive elements. Featuring technical guitar work, gruff vocals and tempo fluctuations, Grim Ordeal has created a very unique yet recognizable sound.

“We are based in the Dutch city of Deventer and have been active for a decade now. We have released a 3 song demo back in 2011 (available to stream on Spotify) and a very well received first full release back in 2014 called ‘A Tragedy Unfolds.’

“We are asking you to contribute to our new album release so we can do it right. Our new material is more intricate and layered and needs expert sound engineering. We bring you songs you’ll be listening to for decades to come and we’re sure we have what it takes right here, ready to be recorded and unleashed upon the world!

“You, our fans and contributors, can help us realize a new and bold step in a direction that is likely to lead to bigger gigs, better venues, exciting collaborations and new markets.

“What YOU are supporting: we are actually still in the writing process, but have begun the recording of some of our new awesome songs. With 6 songs already to be heard on our current and upcoming live shows. And I bet you want to HEAR one of our new songs! Here’s a playthrough for ‘Disillusion of War!'”

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Sabaton Releases New Single “In The Army Now”

The heavy metal heroes from Sabaton released their new record entitled “The Last Stand” on August 19th through Nuclear Blast, which entered charts in 18 countries. Today, Sabaton also releases a new digital single for the song “In The Army Now,” which can be picked up here or streamed below.

The band comments: “This hit song by the Dutch duo Bolland & Bolland was released already in 1982, and was also recorded by the British rock band Status Quo in 1986 and became a smash hit once again with high scores on many charts worldwide. During the years many other bands have also recorded their versions of this great song. We recorded it as a bonus track for the “Carolus Rex” album back in 2012.”

Sabaton is currently on the “Silence In The Snow” U.S. fall tour with headliners Trivium and fellow special guest Huntress.

10/15 – Binghamton, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
10/17 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
10/18 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10/19 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/21 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

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Teethgrinder Announces “Nihilism” Album Release

After 2015 Lifeforce Records debut “Misanthropy,” the Dutch grindcore powerhouse Teethgrinder will return on November 18th with new album “Nihilism.”

The stunning artwork for “Nihilism” was once again handled by Marald Art and can be seen below. Lifeforce Recors also comments: “This is pure hatred. The Dutch musicians operate with unfiltered frustration and shocking disillusion. In this understanding ‘Nihilism’ is a reflection of its time.”

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Desertfest Adds Arabrot, Alkderdeel, And Komatsu To 2016 Lineup

The organizers of the Desertfest Belgium festival have checked in with this announcement about adding more bands to this year’s lineup:

“You might have thought we had nothing more in store after the three double whammy of Red Fang, Goat, and Graveyard, but Desertfest always has a few tricks left up the sleeve.

“So with this last announcement we fill in the holes in the Desertfest program – which is not to say these bands are filler! With Arabrot and Alkerdeel, we present you with some of the most exciting and original metal to be crafted in Europe. Arabrot has most definitively made their mark on the heavy music scene, and make sure to check Alkerdeel live, as they are one of the most exciting Belgian bands you’ll hear.

“Finally, the last name to make the DF Antwerp 2016 bill is the Dutch powerhouse Komatsu. Straight up stoner metal for sure – but if Desertfest is not the place for that, we don’t know what is!

“And that’s a wrap. Now all you have to do is sit back and relax… no strike that: check if you have your ticket booked, travel arrangements made… and THEN sit back, relax and count the days until DESERTFEST ANTWERP 2016!”

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Stortregn Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Singularity”

Swiss blackened death metal band Stortregn premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Singularity”, which will be out in stores via the Dutch label Non Serviam Records on May 27.

The album features performances by some notable guests:

Steffen Kummerer: (Obscura, Thulcandra)
Ville Viljanen: (Mors Principium Est)
Simon Girard: (Beyond Creation)
Vladimir Cochet: (Mirrorthrone, Unholy Matrimony, Weeping Birth)

Check out now “Singularity” in its entirety below.

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ForChristSake Parts With Drummer Ignatios

Roxx Records outfit ForChristSake just issued this statement online about parting ways with the band’s drummer:

“Hey folks, just a quick announcement to give you an update on FCS currently. It is with regret that we say goodbye to our long term drummer Ignatios.

“We wish him all the best with his future musical and spiritual endeavors. A massive thank you to all of our fans around the globe for your continued support of the band, we are truly blessed to have you.

“All plans with gigs, festivals and recording are going ahead as planned – exciting times ahead. In the next few months, we will have a new EP released. There also appears to be two Facebook pages for the band, this one is our official page. Lastly, for our Dutch fans – we’ll see you in March!!

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Folteraar Streaming New Track “Mijn Verlossing”

Today the Dutch black metal cult Folteraar premieres new track “Mijn verlossing” – listen in below. The track hails from the band’s debut album, “Vertellingen van een donkere eeuw,” set for international release on February 26th via Iron Bonehead Productions and featuring the following track listing:

1. Innerlijk Vuur
2. De mars der ondoden
3. Droomgezichten
4. Waan
5. Mijn verlossing
6. Conjuratie van het kwaad
7. Lasterende gebeden
8. De vormloze chaos
9. Maalstroom in krankzinnigheid
10. Naar
11. Onzuiver
12. Nachtloper

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Hail Of Bullets Announces David Ingram As Live Vocalist

As was previously reported, Hail of Bullets and front-man Martin van Drunen have parted ways.

Today, the band has announced David Ingram (ex-Bolt Thrower/Benediction) as his live replacement for Maryland Deathfest on May 28th in Baltimore, USA – the only confirmed Hail of Bullets show for 2016. For more information about the festival, please visit this location.

Set to begin writing the follow-up to 2013’s “III: The Rommel Chronicles” next year, Hail of Bullets has unleashed three full-lengths of war-inspired, death metal since the band’s inception in 2006. Fans can expect another full attack from the Dutch troop on this upcoming record, at MDF, and beyond!

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