Axis Of Perdition Re-Releasing First Album On Vinyl

Back from the vortex of non-existence, England’s industrial black metal group Axis Of Perdition returns to remind us of the damage once done by haunted first full-length album “The Ichneumon Method (And Less Welcome Techniques).”

After well over a decade since its original release, it turns out to still possess the powers to inject sonic poison into the listener’s system, squeeze one’s stomach with cacophonous riffing, and make one feel lost amidst the sickening verses and dirty digital rhythms.

In times when the word dissonant means anything but dangerous, the twisted qualities of “The Ichneumon Method” might be a remedy for those who still seek truly extreme experiences in 2017. This new vinyl features mix and mastering done by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio, with pre-orders online here and a September 15th release date confirmed.

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Valient Thorr Frontman Blasts Napalm Records: “They Can Go Fuck Themselves”

Valient Thorr vocalist Valient Himself is obviously not a fan of Napalm Records, who released the outfit’s latest effort “Old Salt”. Talking on the MetalSucks Podcast, he slams the label, stating:

“It’s unfortunate that we have a label that doesn’t really give a shit about us. Because that record came out August 30th of last year, and we did three tours in Europe around it and this tour right here [the annual ‘Vans Warped Tour‘] is the first one we’ve done in the States. So it would be nice if we’d had some kind of push from the label… I think it was like one of those… I don’t know if it’s a tax scam or what… but we didn’t sell like ten or fifteen thousand records the first day or something, so they don’t give a damn about us.”

“I’m not afraid to say it, we’re speaking about Napalm Records.”

He continues:

“Everyone in Europe said that they were great, ‘It’s gonna be fantastic, you’re gonna be on this great label.’ Everyone thought that. And they didn’t spend any money to put out any ads [for the album]. They promised us tour support, they didn’t [give us any]. They literally gave us a list of bands of who we should tour with — ‘You do a tour with them you’ll get some support.’ First name on the list [is] Clutch. ‘Hey, you wanna do a tour with Clutch in December?’ ‘Yeah, absolutely!’ We did it.

And Clutch’s profile has gotten HUGE in Europe. We toured with them in 2011 and they were big but, now they’re doing 2,500-3,000 cap places and selling them out all over Europe. And that was in Decmember and we did that. And we had to do local shows just to pay for our own airfare and everything because [Napalm] weren’t kicking down anything. And the same with this tour.

We’d be killing it on this tour right now… I don’t wanna say I’m completely unhappy because I’m a happy person, I’m not gonna let one thing run me down, but we’d be a lot happier if we weren’t spending every nickel that we made on this tour on our transportation, y’know what I mean? And when you have a label that doesn’t give a shit about you, that’s what happens.”

“This is our first and last record with them. They can go fuck themselves.”

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Poison Blood Posts New Song “Circles Of Salt”

Next week, the newly-founded black metal duo and recent Relapse signees Poison Blood will unleash a self-titled debut.

A collaboration between Horseback’s Jenks Miller and Krieg’s Neill Jameson, Poison Blood’s debut is a short but furious chronicle of cold and reptilian sonic terror. As a precursor to its release, today new song “Circles Of Salt” is offered up for public feasting. Comments Jameson of the track:

“‘Circles Of Salt’ is probably the one track on the record that truly strays away from the source material by being closer in feeling to some of the weirder black metal that came out in a pre-Xasthur age.

“Because of this, I wanted to approach it in a less direct way than anything else on the record and, like I said, with it having more of an old depressive feeling to it I thought about what I would do if I were recording it in the mid to late 1990s, which is that I’d give it more of a Forgotten Woods vocal style and have it mixed backwards from how I recorded it to give it a more paranoid frenetic feeling with undertones of Danzig IV.

“The title itself is a nod to The Banner but also fits the mood of the song, a somewhat morose comfort which lends itself to protection from the misplaced and unrealistic optimism of the naive world.”

New album “Poison Blood” will be released worldwide this coming August 11th on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records.

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Poison Blood Posts New Song “Circles Of Salt”

Next week, the newly-founded black metal duo and recent Relapse signees Poison Blood will unleash a self-titled debut.

A collaboration between Horseback’s Jenks Miller and Krieg’s Neill Jameson, Poison Blood’s debut is a short but furious chronicle of cold and reptilian sonic terror. As a precursor to its release, today new song “Circles Of Salt” is offered up for public feasting. Comments Jameson of the track:

“‘Circles Of Salt’ is probably the one track on the record that truly strays away from the source material by being closer in feeling to some of the weirder black metal that came out in a pre-Xasthur age.

“Because of this, I wanted to approach it in a less direct way than anything else on the record and, like I said, with it having more of an old depressive feeling to it I thought about what I would do if I were recording it in the mid to late 1990s, which is that I’d give it more of a Forgotten Woods vocal style and have it mixed backwards from how I recorded it to give it a more paranoid frenetic feeling with undertones of Danzig IV.

“The title itself is a nod to The Banner but also fits the mood of the song, a somewhat morose comfort which lends itself to protection from the misplaced and unrealistic optimism of the naive world.”

New album “Poison Blood” will be released worldwide this coming August 11th on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records.

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Artwork For “At The End Of Times” Issued By Darkfall

Austrian melodic death metal act Darkfall revealed the artwork for new album “At the End of Times,” which can be viewed below. The band also confirmed that that album will be issued on September 8th via Black Sunset/MDD Records.

With a running time of 55 minutes divided into 10 songs, “At The End Of Times” was mastered by Andy Classen on Stage One Studio and features the band’s trademark: brutal and epic riffs, blasting drums and harsh growls. The artwork was created by Michael Freitag. Check it out here:

The band also announced that a release show for the album will take place on September 8th at Graz Orpheum. All confirmed live dates are as follows:

08.09. Release Show, Orpheum, Graz, AUT
09.09. Hard Summer Open Air, Falkenfels, GER
14.09. Storm Crusher Festival, Wurz, GER
17.09. Randal Club, Bratislava, SVK
30.09. Metal Weekend, Sankt Pölten, AUT
06.10. Rock im Sixpack, Wels, AUT
07.10. MARK, Salzburg, AUT
14.10. Metal Night Outbreak, Vorchdorf, AUT
20.10. Shredfest, Linz, AUT
21.10. The Day The Dead Walked Festival, Augsburg, GER
09.12. Viper Room, Wien, AUT
16.12. Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Eindhoven, NED

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Cavalera Conspiracy Announces New Album “Psychosis”

Cavalera Conspiracy – led by brothers and founding Sepultura members Max and Iggor Cavalera –
today unveiled first details about the release of a fourth studio album, to be titled “Psychosis.” The upcoming record is set for release on November 17th, 2017 via Napalm Records and was produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk in Phoenix, Arizona.

Max Cavalera commented in a recent interview with Metal Wani: “The album right now is finished. It was produced by Arthur Rizk, our friend and a great producer – an upcoming, underground producer. And he did a great job. I love the record. There are nine songs. We’ve got one song with Justin from Godflesh – just a great Nailbomb, Godflesh, Cavalera kind of song.

“The rest is all pure thrash madness. And we had it mastered a couple of days ago by Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust; he mastered the album. And it’s great, man. It’s a beast of an album. I think a lot of people are are gonna be surprised when they hear it. It’s, for me, the best of all the CAVALERA albums, my favorite one. And it’s got the same intensity and energy of the old stuff like ‘Beneath The Remains’ and ‘Arise’. So a lot of people are gonna be happy to hear that.”

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Howling Giant Streaming New Single “The Pioneer”

Writing tunes about space travel, doomed seafarers, and a sentient android hellbent on a camel-killing death crusade, Nashville’s Howling Giant this past August shared part one of the three part “Black Hole Space Wizard” concept record series.

A year later, the nerd power trio returns with part two of the adventure set for release on August 25th, 2017. Playing self indulgent, drop tuned, fuzzed out riffs, “Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2” is again produced by the band, mixed by Kim Wheeler and mastered by Chris Fasco.

The EP features six cosmic progressive travels of The Pioneer continuing his quest for self-discovery and purpose on the husk planet, Earth. Drummer Zach Wheeler comments:

“Hopefully for our returning fans, it is accepted with open arms and an open mind. As Part 2 of the 3 piece saga, this EP was meant to focus on the travels and trials of The Pioneer, protagonist, and last of mankind. The music reflects his growth and self discovery on a post-apocalyptic planet Earth.

“To new fans/fresh ears, we’d like to invite them into the Black Hole Space Wizard universe through fat stomping riffs, spacey grooves, accessible vocal melody and juicy, pulpy sci-fi madness. We always try to refine our song writing and take one step into new territory with each release, pulling stylistically from whatever inspires us in the moment. Our recorded music is our best interpretation of the sounds we hear in our heads, and our goal is to make our sonic visions clearer with each release.”

Check out a video for first single “The Pioneer” below. Wheeler adds: “This track features a delicious bass riff that grounds the listener before introducing a triumphant chorus and stomping riffs. On this track, you can find Tom heating up the room with some fiery pentatonic exploration.”

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Child Bite Gearing Up For Tour Dates With Syk

Housecore Records recording artists Child Bite and Syk will join forces later this week for a European live takeover. The journey will commence on July 21st in Milano, Italy, and rampage its way through nineteen cities, concluding August 12th in Plzen, Czech Republic.

The trek will mark the final performances for both Child Bite guitarist Brandon Sczomak and drummer Jeff Kraus, who joined the band in 2010 and 2014 respectively. Child Bite’s remaining tours for the year will feature guitarist Jeremy Waun from Detroit-based experimental punk metallers Reverend and previous Child Bite drummer Ben Moore, who played with the band from 2011 to 2013.

Comments frontman Shawn Knight, “It has been four years since our first European tour, so we are plenty ready to get back over there and freak some people out. [Housecore Records head, Philip] Anselmo introduced us to the music of Syk a year or two back and we were immediately intrigued. Both bands are kind of misfits so I believe we’ll get along just fine! Like a monstrous, eight-headed peanut butter and jelly sandwich wreaking havoc across the land…”

7/21/2017 Arci Svolta – Milano, IT
7/22/2017 La Salle Gueule – Marseille, FR
7/23/2017 TBA – Turin, IT
7/25/2017 The One – Cassano D’Adda, IT
7/26/2017 Freakout – Bologna, IT
7/27/2017 Eppelhaus – Tubingen, DE
7/30/2017 Pac Les Ouces – Nevers, FR
7/31/2017 L’Olympic – Paris, FR
8/02/2017 DB’s – Utrecht, NL
8/03/2017 Sonic Ballroom – Koln, DE
8/04/2017 Kanaalstraat 9 – Leeuwarden, NL
8/05/2017 TBA – Vrsovka, CZ
8/06/2017 Zizkostel – Prague, CZ
8/07/2017 Durer Werkt – Budapest, HU
8/08/2017 New Slimak Pub – Lucenez, SK
8/09/2017 Bajkazyl – Brno, CZ
8/10/2017 TBA – Wien, AU
8/11/2017 TBA – Berlin, DE
8/12/2017 Ziva Ulice Fest – Plzen, CZ

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Fall Of Summer 2017 Adds Septicflesh, Melechesh, And More

The Fall Of Summer 2017 team is excited to reveal four new bands to this year’s impending lineup. The organizers of the fest issued this statement:

“First of all, we’re glad that the Greek symphonic death metal band Septicflesh will celebrate the release of new album, ‘Codex Omega,’ with us at Fall Of Summer. The album will be out on September 1st via the French label Season Of Mist, you’ll have one week to revise before the festival so don’t miss it.

“Here is another event: American death metal pioneers Immolation are back in the Paris area after five years which seemed like a decade. Stronger than ever, they will offer you their mighty riffs and a killer show as always!

“They will be joined by Melechesh. Somewhere between black, death metal and oriental music, these Israelis will provide you with both mysticism and sonic chaos. Last but not least, they haven’t visited France much since their creation, almost 20 years ago, but we are glad to welcome Azarath, proudly led by Inferno, Behemoth’s drummer, who promises you a kickass performance.”

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Fall Of Summer 2017 Adds Septicflesh, Melechesh, And More

The Fall Of Summer 2017 team is excited to reveal four new bands to this year’s impending lineup. The organizers of the fest issued this statement:

“First of all, we’re glad that the Greek symphonic death metal band Septicflesh will celebrate the release of new album, ‘Codex Omega,’ with us at Fall Of Summer. The album will be out on September 1st via the French label Season Of Mist, you’ll have one week to revise before the festival so don’t miss it.

“Here is another event: American death metal pioneers Immolation are back in the Paris area after five years which seemed like a decade. Stronger than ever, they will offer you their mighty riffs and a killer show as always!

“They will be joined by Melechesh. Somewhere between black, death metal and oriental music, these Israelis will provide you with both mysticism and sonic chaos. Last but not least, they haven’t visited France much since their creation, almost 20 years ago, but we are glad to welcome Azarath, proudly led by Inferno, Behemoth’s drummer, who promises you a kickass performance.”

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