Accuser announces new album, ‘The Mastery’

– November 21st, 2017 –

Releases video for first single, “Mission: Missile”

German Thrash legends Accu§er will release their new album, The Mastery, on January 26th via Metal Blade Records! Accu§er comments: “2017 has been quite busy for us, as we wanted to come back with a bang and to present you a more than decent follow up to ‘The Forlorn Divide‘. For us, ‘The Mastery‘ is the essence of what Accu§er is all about. It definitely feels like the angry newborn child of ‘Who Dominates Who‘ and ‘Repent‘. We just hope all you thrashers out there are going to enjoy this record as much as we do!”

Fans can watch the video for the first single, “Mission: Missile”, at: metalblade.com/accuser – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–180g black vinyl
–aubergine marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–black purple splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–pastel pink/violet marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 160 copies)

The Mastery track-listing:
01. Mission: Missile
02. The Real World
03. Solace in Sorrow
04. Time for Silence
05. My Skin
06. Catacombs
07. Mourning
08. Ruthless
09. Into the Black
10. The Mastery

Accu§er has been in a constant songwriting mode during the past year. Combined with the energy and spontaneity from several live shows, the songs came to fruition very quickly. Together with long-time producer Martin Buchwalter, they made the record in the summer of 2017 at well-known Gernhart Studio (Destruction, Tankard and many more). For the band, The Mastery is the missing link between the technical virtuosity of their classic album Who Dominates Who and the more basic, heavy approach of Repent – making it their best album since their comeback in 2008. The Mastery contains all of the elements that define the Accu§er sound: heavy, chunky thrash riffs, aggressive vocals with a touch of melody – in addition to the high class guitar solos by youngster Dennis Rybakowski. When it comes to the lyrical side of their songs, Accu§er still raises their voices to denounce social grievances.

Accu§er line-up:
Frank Thoms – vocals/guitars
Dennis Rybakowski – guitars
Frank Kimpel – bass
Olli Fechner – drums

Accu§er online:
http://accuser.de
https://www.facebook.com/Accuser2008

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Unearth: ‘The Oncoming Storm’ LP re-issue now available via Metal Blade Records

– November 21st, 2017 –

On January 26th, Metal Blade Records will re-issue one of Unearth‘s classic albums on vinyl for fans: The Oncoming Storm! Named one of the “27 Albums Every Metalhead Should Own” (Fuse.tv), The Oncoming Storm is available in the following versions:

The Oncoming Storm LP re-issue
–180g Black Vinyl
–orange-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 300)
–”flame” splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 200)
–pumpkin orange marbled vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 300)
–root beer marbled vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 300)
–gold / black split vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 700)

Pre-order your copy now in the USA at: indiemerch.com

Unearth online:
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Amon Amarth and Ride & Crash Games Launch New Viking Mobile Video Game In 80′s Retro Style

– November 20th, 2017 –

Available immediately, Swedish heavy metal titans Amon Amarth (Metal Blade Records/Sony Music International) – in partnership with Swedish video game developer and publisher Ride & Crash Games AB – has unleashed a new Amon Amarth mobile video game!

The Game. You are Thor and your mission is simple: cleanse Midgard from all of the vile creatures that are threatening the (*ahem*) peaceful Viking way of life. There are three keys to ensure your success:

(1) your hammer, Mjolnir;
(2) your control of the freakin’ thunder and lightning!; and
(3) your fighting spirit is always high thanks to Amon Amarth‘s epic music in retro style blasting from over the horizons and into your ears.

The unique game features four worlds, four epic battles, 12 unique levels and 13 different Amon Amarth tracks with retro video game sounds!

The game is available worldwide to the public for iOS and Android Phones and Tablets for a retail price of $8.99. This link redirects the mobile or tablet user to their correct App Store: tosto.re/amonamarthgame

The idea for the game was conceived in the fall of 2015 when Robert Chirico Willstedt, a video game producer in Stockholm and founder of Ride & Crash Games AB, met Amon Amarth. Robert and the band bonded over epic amounts of beer and a common love of video games, and they started discussing how cool it would be if they could create a video game for Amon Amarth. There and then, the idea was born of a retro style Viking platformer with Amon Amarth music in ’80s sounding square wave format. Robert hand-picked a team of developers and designers to realize the game concept. The band met the development team continuously during the development process to ensure the end product would stay true to the initial vision of the game. This is an authentic Amon Amarth product.

Grab Mjolnir. Blast Amon Amarth. Save Midgard.

Amon Amarth line-up:
Johan Hegg – Vocals
Ted Lundstrom – Bass
Johan Soderberg – Guitar
Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar
Jocke Wallgren – Drums

Amon Amarth online:
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
https://www.instagram.com/amonamarth
https://youtube.com/AmonAmarthOfficial
http://giphy.com/amonamarth

Ride & Crash online:
rideandcrash.com

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Watch Another Exclusive Trailer for Dimebag Darrell’s ‘Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over’ DVD/CD via Revolver Magazine

– November 20th, 2017 –

Time for another sneak peek in advance of this Friday’s release! Today, Revolver presents an additional exclusive trailer for Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over, giving fans an insider’s look at the upcoming video montage set, due out November 24th via Metal Blade Records. Watch the exclusive trailer, which includes raw footage of Dimebag Darrell getting involved in some hilarious hijinks, here: revolvermag.com

Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over is a follow up to the poignant first Dimebag Darrell video memorial set Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have, and is another true celebration of Dimebag and how he lived his life. The DVD/CD set – which will include more raw footage, true gems and classic moments – will hit retailers on November 24th. The set will also include five previously unreleased demos, picked from a vast catalog Dimebag accrued since longtime girlfriend Rita Haney gave him his first 4-track in 1984. Dimebag’s personally-written lyrics, dates and notes on those tracks will also be included.

Pre-orders for Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over are now available via Metal Blade at: metalblade.com/dimevision. A PledgeMusic campaign has also been launched to support the release of the set, also acting as a pre-order. The PledgeMusic campaign includes an assortment of rare items to buy, including props and costumes that belonged to Dimebag and that you can see in his home videos/Dimevision volumes, rare stage clothing, and other merchandise. Visit the PledgeMusic page here: pledgemusic.com/projects/dimevision2

Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over continues in the same vein as Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have with the inclusion of hilarious video segments that will bring back great memories for any fan of Dimebag Darrell and his bands. Check out two other exclusive clips revealed from the set, the first including a very interesting CPAP machine fitting clip, and another showcasing a few of Dime’s favorite costumes and props available in the PledgeMusic pre-order.

Going into making Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over, Rita Haney worked in collaboration with Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Arnberger, who was not only one of Dimebag’s closest friends both on and off the road, but also worked as an official videographer for Pantera, Damageplan and a plethora of A-list musicians, from Slipknot to Dolly Parton, along with film editor Rob Fenn. After cataloguing hundreds of tapes, they chose 43 segments to create Dimevision Vol. 2.

For more information, visit the Metal Blade Records landing page here: metalblade.com/dimevision

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Mother Feather launches lyric video for “Egyptology”

– November 17th, 2017 –

Track set to be aired during ‘Shameless’ episode this weekend!

Credit: artwork – Isaiah King, photo – David Pexton

Currently finishing work on their sophomore album with Grammy-nominated producer Joshua Valleau (Kanye West, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Common, Imani Coppola, Alice Smith), Mother Feather has launched a new lyric video for the track “Egyptology” (by Isaiah King / ikingdesign.com), which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=o3gIjqeZpe4

“Egyptology” will also be aired during the new episode of Showtime’s Shameless, on November 19th at 9PM ET/PT. For more information about Shameless, please visit: sho.com/shameless

Mother Feather front-woman Ann Courtney says of the song, “I wrote ‘Egyptology’ after doing an archeological dig of my soul. It’s pure pop myth–if ancient Egypt looked like the Bowery in 1970′s NYC. It’s a story of rebirth into a supremely fabulous rock and roll afterlife.” Of the new lyric video, Courtney says, “Isaiah King has been a trusted collaborator ever since we made the ‘Mother Feather’ video together. We knew he could build upon the amazing work he’d done with the ‘Egyptology’ single cover artwork, and he blew us away with the final result. It didn’t hurt that he’d taken a trip to Egypt a few years before and had sketchbooks full of incredible material to incorporate.”

Mother Feather will release their upcoming album in 2018 via Metal Blade Records. “The newest songs for the album were written last fall and winter in the midst and aftermath of the US presidential election,” Courtney comments. “The political climate and outcome were personally devastating, but it also re-ignited my sense of purpose. I locked myself away to write, face my depression, and stare down some uncomfortable feelings. Truthfully, I went to some very dark and lonely places. So there’s a lot of fever – and intimacy – in the new music. When I emerged from my self-exile, I discovered my band waiting for me on the other side, so there’s exuberance and catharsis there too. It’s good to have friends, ya know?! Together, we worked to develop the songs and shape them into some of Mother Feather‘s best, most eclectic work yet. We couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to continue our work with Metal Blade.”

Mother Feather released their self-titled album last year via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the group has garnered massive buzz for their unique brand of rock, vibrant Bowie-esque costumes and makeup, and enthralling live show. Having been featured on IFC.com, TeamCoco.com, and HuffingtonPost.com (who declared them as “a great New York City band in the tradition of Great New York City Bands”), Mother Feather was also named “new band of the week” by Metal Hammer, and has received much play on Daniel P. Carter’s Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. To preview and purchase Mother Feather, please visit: metalblade.com/motherfeather

Mother Feather online:
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https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather
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Entrails releases exclusive digital single, ‘Death Is the Right Path’

– November 17th, 2017 –

Swedish death metallers Entrails have just released a digital single entitled Death Is The Right Path! The single features two exclusive tracks that are only digitally available!

Death Is The Right Path track-listing:
1. Death Is The Right Path
2. Blood Burst

Check them out at: smarturl.it/entrails-death

Entrails comments: “If ‘World Inferno‘ wasn’t enough and your necks haven’t turned loose after massive headbanging, Entrails will now fulfill that with two new songs to make the ‘World Inferno‘ complete!”

Entrails released their latest album, World Inferno, this past June via Metal Blade Records. To preview and purchase World Inferno, please visit: metalblade.com/entrails

Entrails online:
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Fates Warning: ‘Perfect Symmetry’ and ‘Parallels’ CD and LP re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records

– November 16th, 2017 –

On January 12th, Metal Blade Records will re-issue two of Fates Warning‘s fan-favorite albums, Perfect Symmetry (1989) and Parallels (1991), as part of the label’s “Originals series”. Featuring new vinyl mastering by Patrick W. Engel, both Perfect Symmetry and Parallels will be released on vinyl with 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts. The digipak CDs include poster booklets with five bonus tracks each!

See below for an overview of all vinyl versions, plus CD track-listings. Pre-order your copies now via Metal Blade Records indiemerch.com (USA), EMP (EU) or at our ebay-store (EU)!

Parallels “Originals-Series” LP re-issue
–180g Black Vinyl
–wine-red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 300)
–clear light salmon col. vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 200)
–ochre brown marbled vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 500)

Perfect Symmetry “Originals-Series” LP re-issue
–180g Black Vinyl
–white/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 300)
–clear lavender marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 200)
–violet blue marbled vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 500)

Fates Warning online:
http://fateswarning.com
https://www.facebook.com/FatesWarning
https://twitter.com/fateswarning
https://www.youtube.com/user/fateswarningvideos

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Cannibal Corpse lands on international charts with new album, ‘Red Before Black’

– November 16th, 2017 –

Cannibal Corpse recently released their new album, Red Before Black, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:

Top 200 Current Albums #21 (USA)
Hard Music Albums #2 (USA)
Independent Albums #4 (USA)
Rock Albums #5 (USA)
Top 200 # 95 (USA)

Top 200 Charts #20 (Canada)
Hard Music Charts #1 (Canada)
Digital Music Charts #38 (Canada)

Germany #16
Czech Republic #24
Austria #29
Switzerland #29
France #75

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, please visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

Many words come to mind when you hear the name Cannibal Corpse, but one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex. Moreover, the band have pushed themselves again, ensuring that it stands out from their catalog. “Throughout our career we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. ‘Red Before Black‘ continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,” asserts bassist Alex Webster. “We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the most raw sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest and catchiest record.”

Cannibal Corpse is currently on tour in the USA with Power Trip and Gatecreeper. See below for all dates.

Cannibal Corpse tour dates
w/ Power Trip, Gatecreeper

Nov. 15 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
Nov. 17 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Nov. 18 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Nov. 19 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Nov. 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 22 – Denver, CO – Summit
Nov. 24 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Nov. 25 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Nov. 26 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Nov. 28 – Boston, MA – Royale
Nov. 29 – New York, NY – Stage 48
Nov. 30 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Dec. 1 – Richmond, VA – Broadberry
Dec. 2 – Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel
Dec. 3 – Greensboro, NC – Pete’s
Dec. 5 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Dec. 6 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Dec. 7 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Dec. 8 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

Cannibal Corpse tour dates
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, No Return (Feb. 9-25), In Arkadia (Feb. 27-Mar. 18)

Feb. 9 – Hannover, Germany – Musikzentrum
Feb. 10 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Feb. 11 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
Feb. 12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
Feb. 13 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret
Feb. 15 – Kolding, Denmark – Godset
Feb. 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
Feb. 17 – Geiselwind, Germany – Music Hall
Feb. 18 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
Feb. 20 – Kassel, Germany – 130bpm
Feb. 21 – Prague, Czech Republic – Palac Aropolis
Feb. 22 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Majestic Music Club
Feb. 23 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Feb. 24 – Magdeburg, Germany – Factory
Feb. 25 – Stuttgart, Germany – im Wizemann
Feb. 27 – Geneva, Switzerland – L’Usine
Feb. 28 – Milan, Italy – Live Club
Mar. 1 – Grenoble, France – Belle Electric
Mar. 2 – Toulouse, France – Le Metronum
Mar. 3 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27
Mar. 4 – Madrid, Spain – Penelope
Mar. 6 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
Mar. 7 – St. Etienne, France – Le Fil
Mar. 8 – Caen, France – Cargo
Mar. 9 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
Mar. 10 – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
Mar. 11 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo
Mar. 13 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
Mar. 14 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
Mar. 15 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
Mar. 16 – Bristol, UK – Bierkeller
Mar. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Mar. 18 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Mar. 19 – Dublin, Ireland – Tivoli*
Mar. 20 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolan’s Warehouse*
Mar. 22 – Belfast, Ireland – Limelight 2*
*= no The Black Dahlia Murder

Cannibal Corpse online:
http://cannibalcorpse.net
https://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse
https://twitter.com/CorpseOfficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/cannibalcorpse

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Good Tiger releases new video, “Grip Shoes”, online

– November 15th, 2017 –

Today, rock quintet Good Tiger is thrilled to share their brand new video, “Grip Shoes”, which can be viewed now at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSleQSJyaWY. The track comes from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, We Will All Be Gone, which is set to be released on February 9th via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders are available now at metalblade.com/goodtiger

On the new track, vocalist Elliot Coleman shares: “‘Grip Shoes’ tells the tale of wasted potential; I’m sure we all find times in our life that are trivial, and not spent capitalizing on every moment. I’m very excited to share another track from our album, especially ‘Grip Shoes,’ as it’s one of my favourites.”

Good Tiger is currently on tour with I the Mighty and Hail The Sun, with shows in Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and more. For a full list of remaining dates, please see below or visit: bandsintown.com/goodtiger

Blending their influences in a manner that defies lazy classification sets Good Tiger apart from their contemporaries, imbuing everything they do with a distinctive sound and feel, and with We Will All Be Gone, Good Tiger have dramatically built upon their stunning debut, 2015′s A Head Full Of Moonlight.

Comprised of guitarists Derya “Dez” Nagle and Joaquin Ardiles, bassist Morgan Sinclair, drummer Alex Rudinger, and vocalist Elliot Coleman, Good Tiger has raised the stakes across the board – every track on We Will All Be Gone has a definitive character of its own, and none stay in a single gear, all of them dynamic and textured as they evoke various tones and moods. Tracking at Middle Farm Studios in southwest England, the band recruited producer Forrester Savell (Karnivool/Dead Letter Circus), and engineer/mixer Adam “Nolly” Getgood (Periphery/Animals As Leaders). “We worked with Nolly on the last album, we had a great working relationship, and wanted to explore that further in a more developed situation,” Dez explains. “Forrester has made some of our favorite albums, and is someone we could trust steering the ship. Having self-produced for so long it can be at times quite difficult to let go, so it was important we found people we could fully entrust to help create the album we wanted to make.”


We Will All Be Gone track-listing:
1. The Devil Thinks I’m Sinking
2. Float On
3. Such a Kind Stranger
4. Blueshift
5. Salt of the Earth
6. Grip Shoes
7. Just Shy
8. Nineteen Grams
9. Cherry Lemon
10. I’ll Finish This Book Later

Good Tiger tour dates
w/I the Mighty & Hail The Sun:
Nov. 15 – Houston, TX @ The Studio @ Warehouse Live
Nov. 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Nov. 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
Nov. 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge

Good Tiger online:
http://goodtiger.co
https://www.facebook.com/GoodTigerOfficial
https://twitter.com/goodtiger
https://www.instagram.com/goodtigerofficial

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Cattle Decapitation launches guitar play-through for “Circo Inhumanitas”

– November 8th, 2017 –

After recently releasing a bass play-through for “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)”, Cattle Decapitation is now launching a guitar play-through for “Circo Inhumanitas”, by the band’s own Josh Elmore. Directed by Paul McGuire / Obscenery Films (facebook.com/obsceneryfilms), the video can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=-pE-Vop41eo

Cattle Decapitation is currently headlining the Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents “The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”, featuring Revocation, Full Of Hell, and Artificial Brain as support. See below for all dates.

Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents
“The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”
w/ Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Full Of Hell, Artificial Brain

Nov. 8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
Nov. 9 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 10 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
Nov. 11 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
Nov. 13 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
Nov. 14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 15 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Nov. 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St Collective
Nov. 17 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
Nov. 18 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Nov. 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Nov. 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar

Cattle Decapitation is touring in support of their most recent full-length, 2015′s The Anthropocene Extinction. As the most sonically and thematically engrossing record of Cattle Decapitation‘s maniacal discography, The Anthropocene Extinction was named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire.com, MetalSucks.net, MetalInjection.net, among many others. To preview and purchase the acclaimed The Anthropocene Extinction, please visit: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation

Cattle Decapitation online:
http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation
http://twitter.com/cattledecap
http://www.youtube.com/officialcattledecap
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