Venomous Maximus Recording New Album

Dark metal band Venomous Maximus will enter Portland, Oregon’s Falcon Studios on June 21st to record the follow-up to 2015 release, “Firewalker.”

Tentatively titled, “No Warning,” the album will be produced and engineered by Toxic Holocaust front man Joel Grind (Poison Idea, Lord Dying). A fall 2016 release date via Shadow Kingdom Records is expected.

“‘No Warning’ will point a magnifying glass directly towards this band’s biggest strengths,” comments Venomous Maximus vocalist / guitarist Gregg Higgins. “Prepare for riff after riff on top of riffs.”

Tentative song titles include “Return of the Witch,” “No Warning,” and “Spellblind.” Stay tuned for full details.

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Wake Releasing New Album “Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow”

Calgary, Alberta-based grindcore outfit Wake has completed a devastating third full-length album, “Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow,” which is due for February release through an international alliance of independent labels.

The band has also deployed the first single from the LP through an official video for the track “Burn Well.”

“Sowing The Seeds Of A Worthless Tomorrow” was recorded and mixed by Joel Grind at Falcon Studios (Toxic Holocaust, Poison Idea, Lord Dying, Abyss, etc.), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, The Secret, Black Breath, Old Man Gloom etc.) and features mesmerizing art and layout by Hal Rotting of Rotting Graphics (Plague Widow, Napalm Raid, Atriarch, Barghest).

The album will be released on February 26th through an coalition of labels; the cassette tape and digital formats by Sentient Ruin, the CD by Everyday Hate, and the LP by 7 Degrees Records and Nerve Altar. The track listing is as follows:

1. Burn Well
2. Wretched Tongues
3. Drones
4. Better Living Through Apathy
5. Low
6. Unrelenting Hate
7. Vultures
8. Endless Decay

See the band live on these upcoming tour dates:

2/26/2016 Local Omnivore – Edmonton, AB
2/27/2016 Vangelis Tavern – Saskatoon, SK
2/28/2016 Handsome Daughter – Winnipeg, MB
2/29/2016 Black Pirates Pub – Thunder Bay, ON
3/01/2016 – TBA
3/02/2016 Coalition – Toronto, ON
3/03/2016 Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC
3/04/2016 Scanner Bistro – Quebec City, QC
3/05/2016 Non Factory – Boston, MA
3/06/2016 Millcreek Tavern – Philadelphia, PA
3/07/2016 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
3/08/2016 Livewire – Chicago, IL
3/09/2016 Quarters Rock and Roll Palace – Milwaukee, WI
3/10/2016 Hexagon Bar – Minneapolis, MN
3/11/2016 Mercury CafĂ© – Regina, SK

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Spellcaster To Record New Album At Sharkbite Studios

Spellcaster just checked in with this update about recording a new album due for release later this year:

“Fast approaching 2016, we would like to say thanks to everyone for the ongoing support. We truly couldn’t do this without you! This year saw us touring the west coast, playing Canada & Europe for the first time and playing plenty of awesome hometown gigs, but most importantly we have been hard at work writing material for the new album!

“That’s why we are excited to announce that on January 18th we begin recording our Prosthetic Records Debut (and 3rd album) at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, CA. with Zack Ohren. Zack has done great work with our buddies in Exmortus & Midnight Chaser and we couldn’t be more excited to start working with him.

“After that we will be heading back to Portland to record vocals at Falcon Studios with our good friend Gabe Johnson. Some of you may remember he was the man at the board during the ‘Spells of Speed’ demo and our debut ‘Under the Spell.’ Needless to say the year is starting off bright.

“PS we have some exciting tours we will be announcing in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled! Have fun tonight & a happy new year.”

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