Destrage posts in-depth making-of-video of ‘A Means to No End’

– April 26th, 2017 –

Set to kick off European tour with Periphery, The Contortionist next week

You can try to put Destrage in a box but you will never succeed. Words such as “progressive”, “cinematic”, “mathcore”, “technical” and “groove-laden”, could be thrown at them, but really the only one you need is Destrage, for they are in a category of their own making. This has never been more true than on A Means To No End, the fourth full-length from the Milan, Italy-based 5-piece, which was released last October via Metal Blade Records. Riveting from start to finish, it leads the listener through an emotionally-charged labyrinth of complex yet catchy melody and muscle, following nobody’s rules, and it stands out as one of the truly unique releases of 2016.

For a preview of A Means To No End, Destrage has now posted an in-depth making-of-video for the album, which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=DPoFYvKLRes

Destrage‘s Matteo Di Giola (guitar) comments: “The best thing about entering the studio is that the rest of the world stays out. The band members and the studio crew captured the images themselves, behind closed doors, to focus on what was the most immersive and challenging record-making of their career. Now, a year from then, the external eye of a talented director sums it up and makes it a tale. Big thanks go to Bode Music Gear for making this possible.”

To support this outstanding album, Destrage will join Periphery and The Contortionist next week on the “European Unrest Tour”. See below for all dates!

Destrage “European Unrest Tour” dates
w/ Periphery, The Contortionist

May 2 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
May 3 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
May 5 – Milan, Italy – Santeria Club
May 6 – Bologna, Italy – Zona Roveri
May 7 – Wien, Austria – Szene
May 8 – Berlin, Germany – Lido
May 9 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
May 11 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
May 13 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
May 14 – Oslo, Norway – Vulcan Arena
May 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
May 17 – Koln, Germany – Essigfabrik
May 18 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
May 19 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
May 20 – London, UK – O2Forum
May 21 – Paris, France – Trabendo
May 23 – Nantes, France – Le Ferrailleur
May 24 – Toulouse, France – Connexion
May 25 – Lyon, France – CCO
May 26 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
May 27 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornrosje

To hear more from A Means To No End, and to purchase the record in various formats, please visit: metalblade.com/destrage

Destrage line-up:
Paolo Colavolpe – vocals
Matteo Di Gioia – guitar
Federico Paulovich – drums
Ralph Guido Salati – guitar
Gabriel Pignata – bass

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Below releases video for new track, “Disappearing into Nothing”

– April 25th, 2017 –

On May 19th, Swedish epic doom metallers Below will release their new album, Upon A Pale Horse, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the new single, “Disappearing Into Nothing”, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=aozkYxVPo7U – where a video shot and edited by TD Producer (tdproducer.com) can be viewed.

Below comments: “‘Disappearing Into Nothing’ is one of the first songs we started writing for this album. Straight away when we played that ferocious, really heavy main riff we said to each other ‘this must be the opener for the next album’! The song also has some very dynamic and vocally driven verses along with a melodic chorus. In short it’s slow, heavy, melodic and it features lyrics about slowly dying. Enjoy!”

For another preview of Upon A Pale Horse, the first single, “1000 Broken Bones”, can be heard at: metalblade.com/below – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–silk gray-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–dim gray-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–transparent vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*plus digital options are also available!

Upon A Pale Horse track-listing:
1. The Plague Within
2. Disappearing Into Nothing
3. The Coven
4. Upon a Pale Horse
5. Suffer in Silence
6. Hours of Darkness
7. 1000 Broken Bones
8. We Are All Slaves

Below line-up:
Zeb – Vox
Hedman – Bass
Paud – Guitar
Berg – Guitar
Doc – Drums

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Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary Live DVD – new Throwback Thursday video of the week!

– April 20th, 2017 –

In celebration of Metal Blade Records‘ 35th anniversary, a recently digitized video from the archives will be launched every Thursday on the label’s official YouTube channel. These videos have never been officially uploaded by the label, and some are not currently available anywhere else online. Previous Throwback Thursday videos include classic cuts from Lizzy Borden, Candlemass, Nevada Beach, Skrew, and more. Watch the latest video and more at the official YouTube playlist.

This week’s installment a full DVD! Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary Live in Worcester, MA was shot live at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in 2007 and features performances from Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, God Dethroned, Job for a Cowboy, The Red Chord, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Unearth, and more, plus some additional behind the scenes interviews and backstage footage. Limited copies of the DVD are still available via Indiemerch HERE.

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Monte Pittman launches “Obliterated” video (feat. Richard Christy & Billy Sheehan)

– April 20th, 2017 –

Having released his new album, Inverted Grasp of Balance, last year via Metal Blade Records, Monte Pittman is now launching a performance video for the album track “Obliterated”, featuring drummer Richard Christy and bassist Billy Sheehan (both of whom played on the album). To watch “Obliterated” (with footage of Billy Sheehan from the album’s recording sessions), please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=tBOYhLCputg

There are great guitarists, great vocalists and great songwriters, but Monte Pittman is one of the elite few who can truly lay claim to all three titles. With his fourth full-length, Inverted Grasp of Balance, he has once again raised the stakes, delivering a riveting collection of full force metal that showcases his continuing evolution, undoubtedly expanding his devout – and ravenous – fan base. The record also features powerhouse drummer Richard Christy of Charred Walls Of The Damned/Iced Earth/Death fame and virtuoso bassist Billy Sheehan, famous for his work with a plethora of talented artists – including David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and, more recently, Winery Dogs. The skill of all concerned explodes from the speakers!

To preview and purchase Inverted Grasp of Balance, please visit: metalblade.com/montepittman

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Igorrr launches “The Making of ‘Savage Sinusoid’ [Part 1]“

– April 19th, 2017 –

On June 16th, Igorrr – the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – will release their new album, Savage Sinusoid, via Metal Blade Records. On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals – and as chaotic as this might sometimes seem, there is no lack of heart behind everything thundering from the speakers. To watch a behind-the-scenes video of the making of Savage Sinusoid, part 1 of the series can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=Yq7_Kax-DwI

A video for the album’s first single, “ieuD”, can also be viewed at: metalblade.com/igorrr – where Savage Sinusoid can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–pale skin clear vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
–cream/white splatter (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–golden yellow vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Bandcamp exclusive)
–tan-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Savage Sinusoid track-listing:
1. Viande
2. ieuD
3. Houmous
4. Opus Brain
5. Probleme d’emotion
6. Spaghetti Forever
7. Cheval
8. Apopathodiaphulatophobie
9. Va te foutre
10. Robert
11. Au Revoir

To realize Savage Sinusoid as a completely sample-free record, Serre reunited with vocalists Laurent Lunoir and Laure Le Prunenec, along with drummer Sylvain Bouvier, and collaborated with more musicians than on any of his previous releases – one of those guests being Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan, who lends his vocals on “Cheval”, “Apopathodiaphulatophobie” and “Robert”. “Viande” also sees Teloch (Mayhem) contribute some guitar/bass work, while “Houmous” features accordionists Pierre Mussi and Adam Stacey (the latter of whom is in Secret Chiefs 3 – a project by Mr. Bungle‘s Trey Spruance). While Savage Sinusoid draws from a plethora of genres, Serre has no intention of baffling or alienating potential listeners. As he explains:“I just want to make the music I love, without asking myself if it’s gonna be too complex or too far from what people like. I want to make the music which has sense to me, with no restrictions, like a big party with metalheads, electronics nerds, classical and baroque-heads and gypsy violinists getting drunk and joining together to bring the best of every genre.”

Igorrr will give European fans their first taste of new songs this spring/summer, with more shows to be announced soon. See below for all dates!

Igorrr tour dates
Apr. 29 – Opera National Du Rhin – Strasbourg, France
May 5 – Circasismic Festival – Besancon, France
June 17 – Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France
Jul. 7 – What The Fest?!#2 – Vendargues, France
Jul. 9 – UK Tech Fest – Winthorpe, United Kingdom
Jul. 15 – Dour Festival – Dour, Belgium
Aug. 11 – Brutal Assault – Jaromer, Czech Republic
Oct. 17 – l’Aeronef – Lille, France
Nov. 15 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France

Igorrr online:
http://igorrr.com
https://www.facebook.com/IgorrrBarrroque
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Tombs announces USA tour with Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth

– April 18th, 2017 –

On June 16th, Brooklyn’s Tombs will release their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, via Metal Blade Records. To kick off the album’s release, the band will embark on a USA tour – starting that day – with Fit For An Autopsy and Moon Tooth. See below for all dates!

Tombs tour dates
w/ Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth
June 16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
June 17 – Reading, PA – Reverb
June 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
June 19 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
June 20 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
June 21 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
June 23 – Austin, TX – Grizzly
June 24 – Houston, TX – Walters
June 25 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
June 27 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Half Room
June 28 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy
June 29 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
June 30 – Chico, CA – Lost on Main
July 1 – Portland, OR – Analog
July 2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
July 5 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 6 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
July 7 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
July 8 – Cleveland, OH – Foundry
July 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), The Grand Annihilation remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007′s self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date. For a preview of the album, the first single, “Cold”, can be streamed at: metalblade.com/tombs – where The Grand Annihilation can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark olive-marbled vinyl (limited to 400 copies – EU exclusive)
–ivory/grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–orange/brown-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Tombs front-man Mike Hill is not a man interested in appeasing his existing audience or modifying the music he makes in the hope of luring in a broader one. Letting the songs come as and when inspiration hits him is integral to Hill’s process, and this accounts in part for The Grand Annihilation‘s diversity. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own. While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. “If you’ve been following Tombs, you probably know to expect the unexpected, and I always strive to present a full range of emotion on everything with the band’s name on it,” Hill explains. “That said, this is a very dark and introspective record that digs deep into the common ideas of mortality, infinity and cosmic mysteries. The lyrics on the new record are a celebration of freedom through embracing the dark side. Once you realize that you follow the dark path – the path of the individual – there is a certain feeling of liberation that accompanies it.”

The Grand Annihilation track-listing
1. Black Sun Horizon
2. Cold
3. Old Wounds
4. November Wolves
5. Underneath
6. Way of the Storm
7. Shadows at the End of the World
8. Walk with Me in Nightmares
9. Saturnalian
10. Temple of Mars

Tombs online:
https://www.facebook.com/TombsBklyn
https://twitter.com/TOMBS666
https://www.instagram.com/tombscult
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Tombs announces USA tour with Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth

– April 18th, 2017 –

On June 16th, Brooklyn’s Tombs will release their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, via Metal Blade Records. To kick off the album’s release, the band will embark on a USA tour – starting that day – with Fit For An Autopsy and Moon Tooth. See below for all dates!

Tombs tour dates
w/ Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth
June 16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
June 17 – Reading, PA – Reverb
June 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
June 19 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
June 20 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
June 21 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
June 23 – Austin, TX – Grizzly
June 24 – Houston, TX – Walters
June 25 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
June 27 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Half Room
June 28 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy
June 29 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
June 30 – Chico, CA – Lost on Main
July 1 – Portland, OR – Analog
July 2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
July 5 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 6 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
July 7 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
July 8 – Cleveland, OH – Foundry
July 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), The Grand Annihilation remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007′s self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date. For a preview of the album, the first single, “Cold”, can be streamed at: metalblade.com/tombs – where The Grand Annihilation can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark olive-marbled vinyl (limited to 400 copies – EU exclusive)
–ivory/grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–orange/brown-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Tombs front-man Mike Hill is not a man interested in appeasing his existing audience or modifying the music he makes in the hope of luring in a broader one. Letting the songs come as and when inspiration hits him is integral to Hill’s process, and this accounts in part for The Grand Annihilation‘s diversity. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own. While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. “If you’ve been following Tombs, you probably know to expect the unexpected, and I always strive to present a full range of emotion on everything with the band’s name on it,” Hill explains. “That said, this is a very dark and introspective record that digs deep into the common ideas of mortality, infinity and cosmic mysteries. The lyrics on the new record are a celebration of freedom through embracing the dark side. Once you realize that you follow the dark path – the path of the individual – there is a certain feeling of liberation that accompanies it.”

The Grand Annihilation track-listing
1. Black Sun Horizon
2. Cold
3. Old Wounds
4. November Wolves
5. Underneath
6. Way of the Storm
7. Shadows at the End of the World
8. Walk with Me in Nightmares
9. Saturnalian
10. Temple of Mars

Tombs online:
https://www.facebook.com/TombsBklyn
https://twitter.com/TOMBS666
https://www.instagram.com/tombscult
https://www.youtube.com/tombscult

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Don Jamieson launches new track, “Weed, Cigs, Election 2016″, online

– April 17th, 2017 –

On Friday (April 21st), former “That Metal Show” host and comedian Don Jamieson will release his new comedy album, Communication Breakdown, via Metal Blade Records. Recorded at The Funny Stop in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Communication Breakdown‘s title and cover come from Don‘s Rutgers University senior yearbook photo. Don explains: “My young nieces and nephews found the photo at my mom’s house and starting texting me how funny it was, and when I saw it again after so many years, I agreed! I majored in communication, so it was just a matter of adding the ‘Breakdown’ to it, which is obviously something you never want to happen in comedy.” For a preview of Communication Breakdown, the track “Weed, Cigs, Election 2016″ can be heard at: metalblade.com/donjamieson – where the album can also be pre-ordered, and the previously released track, “Kiefer”, can be streamed.

Communication Breakdown track-listing:
01. Dave Mustaine Riffs, Intervention, Baby in the Drain
02. Sober, Finger-Banging, Drunk Logic
03. Weed, Cigs, Election 2016
04. Kiefer
05. Myrtle Beach
06. Free Clinic, Raccoons
07. Rockers Aren’t P.C.
08. Where Have All the Rock Stars Gone?
09. Rocking Women, Viking Metal, Big Four
10. Vagina No-No’s, Van Fucker, Doggie Style
11. Dating at 50, Threesome (Almost)
12. Brad & Angelina, Great Head, Mr. Brownstone
13. Johnny Depp

Named one of the top 10 metalhead comedians by Revolver Magazine, Don has captured some of his most irreverent work to-date on his third album, Communication Breakdown. Don explains: “This album has tons of jokes but really revolves around 4 or 5 longer stories, which is something I’ve never really done before. I usually just like shot gunning jokes like beers at a frat party, but this time around I tried something a little different. It took a while to develop them for the stage but am really happy with the way they turned out, particularly the track ‘Kiefer’, which is a true story about a crazy night with the ’24′ actor.
Other than that, there’s a little bit of something for everyone on this disc, and I hope people who buy or steal it enjoy it as much as I do.”

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God Dethroned releases single and video for title track of new album, ‘The World Ablaze’

– April 14th, 2017 –

On May 5th, Dutch death metallers God Dethroned will release their new album, The World Ablaze, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the second single and title track of the record, a new video for “The World Ablaze” can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vBogAvuq3Y

Henri Sattler (vocals/guitars) comments: “This song is a mix between epic melodies and fast but catchy riffs – and a song where Mike Ferguson shows off his skills as a lead guitar player. The lyrics deal with the war then, but can also be projected on the current situation in the world.”

To hear the first single, “On the Wrong Side of the Wire”, please visit: metalblade.com/goddethroned – where The World Ablaze can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD/DVD Digipak
–Jewelcase CD
–180g black vinyl
–pale violet vinyl (limited to 400 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–clear-pastel rose vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EMP exclusive)
–deep violet-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
–clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Hells Headbangers exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

God Dethroned comments: “‘The World Ablaze‘ is our final album in the WWI trilogy. We aimed to create an album that is very dynamic and diverse. It contains typical GD riffing with loads of melodies and catchy hooks. The songs are perfect for our live shows as they contain many mid-tempo parts combined with faster and more brutal parts. Diversity to the max! Dan Swano mixed the album in his typical fashion but without robbing the band of its own identity. Mastering was handled at the Wisseloord Studios where they also mastered albums for bands like Rammstein, among many others, and they put the icing on the cake. The album sounds crystal clear and heavy as fuck at the same time. We are very proud to present this album during our upcoming Serpent Fest album release shows early May!”

The World Ablaze track-listing:
1. A Call to Arms
2. Annihilation Crusade
3. The World Ablaze
4. On the Wrong Side of the Wire
5. Close to Victory
6. Konigsberg
7. Escape Across the Ice (The White Army)
8. Breathing Through Blood
9. Messina Ridge
10. The 11th Hour

God Dethroned will play two German release shows on the weekend of release, plus one Belgium and two Dutch shows on the following weekend. See below for all dates!

God Dethroned release shows
May 5 – Oberhausen, Germany – Helvete w/ Lifeless, Visionary 666
May 6 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage w/ Revel In Flesh, Commander, Visionary 666
May 11 – Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun w/ Visionary 666, Fractured Insanity
May 12 – Lelystad, Netherlands – Poppodium w/ Visionary 666, Disquiet
May 13 – Groningen, Netherlands – Vera w/ Visionary 666, The Herintance

God Dethroned live:
Apr. 15 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Baroeg
June 22-24 – Grafenhainichen, Germany – With Full Force
July 13-15 – Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany – Dong Open Air
Aug. 10-12 – Schlotheim, Germany – Party.San Open Air
Dec. 2 – Dresden, Germany – Skullcrusher

God Dethroned line-up:
Henri Sattler – vocals/guitars
Mike Ferguson – guitars
Jeroen Pomper – bass
Michiel van der Plicht – drums

God Dethroned online:
http://www.goddethroned.com
https://www.facebook.com/goddethronedofficial
https://twitter.com/villavampiria
https://goddethroned.bandcamp.com

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Tombs reveals details for new album, ‘The Grand Annihilation’

– April 13th, 2017 –

Launches new single, “Cold”, online

On June 16th, Brooklyn’s Tombs will release their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, via Metal Blade Records. Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), The Grand Annihilation remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007′s self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date. For a preview of the album, the first single, “Cold”, can be streamed at: metalblade.com/tombs – where The Grand Annihilation can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark olive-marbled vinyl (limited to 400 copies – EU exclusive)
–ivory/grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–orange/brown-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Tombs front-man Mike Hill is not a man interested in appeasing his existing audience or modifying the music he makes in the hope of luring in a broader one. Letting the songs come as and when inspiration hits him is integral to Hill’s process, and this accounts in part for The Grand Annihilation‘s diversity. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own. While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. “If you’ve been following Tombs, you probably know to expect the unexpected, and I always strive to present a full range of emotion on everything with the band’s name on it,” Hill explains. “That said, this is a very dark and introspective record that digs deep into the common ideas of mortality, infinity and cosmic mysteries. The lyrics on the new record are a celebration of freedom through embracing the dark side. Once you realize that you follow the dark path – the path of the individual – there is a certain feeling of liberation that accompanies it.”

The Grand Annihilation track-listing
1. Black Sun Horizon
2. Cold
3. Old Wounds
4. November Wolves
5. Underneath
6. Way of the Storm
7. Shadows at the End of the World
8. Walk with Me in Nightmares
9. Saturnalian
10. Temple of Mars

Tombs online:
https://www.facebook.com/TombsBklyn
https://twitter.com/TOMBS666
https://www.instagram.com/tombscult
https://www.youtube.com/tombscult

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