Meatwound Kicking Off U.S. Tour, Releases New Single

As Florida’s corrosive Meatwound kicks off an East Coast 2017 tour tomorrow, the band today issues a new single through Magic Bullet Records, which includes a reworked version of a track from the recent “Largo” LP, as well as a Ministry cover track.

The “Largo” LP was issued in May, and this new single leads with a re-recorded version of the track “One Black King,” in addition to being paired with a crushing cover of Ministry’s “Burning Inside.” Both tracks feature new drummer Shannon Corr and guest vocals from Matt Coplon (Reversal Of Man, Light Yourself on Fire).

8/19/2017 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL w/ Ad Nauseum, Destructonomicon, Gillian Carter
8/21/2017 Slim’s – Raleigh, NC w/ The Ditch And The Delta, Voidward
8/22/2017 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Hangers, Alms
8/23/2017 Flemington DIY – Flemington, NJ w/ Sick Shit, Bury Yourself
8/24/2017 AS220 – Providence, RI w/ Godless America, Sugar Pie
8/25/2017 Century Bar – Philadelphia, PA w/ Dutchguts, Disappearances, Chained To The Dead, Mob Terror
8/26/2017 Good Weekend – Allentown, PA w/ Booth, Hashgrinder, Buzzherd
8/27/2017 Bar Matchless – Brooklyn, NY w/ Child Abuse, Netherlands, Bangladeafy
8/28/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Bölzer, Trepaneringsritualen, ASM
8/29/2017 Static Age – Asheville, NC w/ Harsh Realm, Sunseeker
8/30/2017 Shantytown Pub – Jacksonville, FL w/ Unearthly Child, LA-A
8/31/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL w/ Bolzer, Trepaneringsritualen, Grave Ascension
9/23/2017 New World Brewery – Tampa, FL w/ Career
10/28/2017 The Fest – Gainesville, FL

MEATWOUND “Largo” by Meatwound

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The Offering Signs Record Deal With Century Media

Century Media Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of The Offering. The group’s self-titled debut EP was produced by guitarist Nishad George, with engineering help from Grammy award-winning engineer Mark Fuller, and mixed and mastered by Andre Alvinzi and Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

Check out the EP’s opening track “Rat King” below, and stay tuned for the five track release to officially drop November 10th digitally. The Offering’s first full-length studio album is scheduled to drop in summer/autumn 2018.

Century Media Records comments: “Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts the five players behind The Offering first came together in Tampa, Florida to invent their signature version of progressive, furious, and technical power metal with a strong death and thrash approach.

“The wild mixture of elements from many metal genres puts The Offering G in a class of its own: deep musical compositions, extreme, adept vocal performances, a powerful modern sound, and profound song arrangement separate The Offering from the metal pack. This is modern heavy metal for open-minded listeners who can imagine a hybrid of Nevermore, Death, At The Gates, Psychotic Waltz, Control Denied and Iced Earth.”

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Watch: Cannibal Corpse Singer Join Amon (Ex-Deicide) On Stage In Tampa

Cannibal Corpse vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher joined Amon on stage past Friday, July 21, at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida to peform a couple of Deicide classics. Amon is the revived Florida-based death metal outfit featuring former Deicide members Eric Hoffmann (guitar) and Brian Hoffman (guitar) alongside Jesse “Jecheal” Jolly (Promethean Horde, Diabolic) on vocals/bass and Mike Petrak on drums.

Check out now the fan-filmed video footage of Corpsegrinder’s appearance with Amon below.

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70,000 Tons Of Metal 8 Adds Cannibal Corpose And Wolfheart To 2018 Lineup

UMC – promoters for the Original and World’s Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal – has announced the next two additions to the 8th edition of the floating festival: Tampa death metal veterans Cannibal Corpse and Finnish melodic death metal act Wolfheart.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage – The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Cannibal Corpse and Wolfheart join the previous 15 artists to have been confirmed are (with 43 left to go):

Aeternam
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica

Gold Survivors (festival goers who have attended three or more times) will be able to purchase tickets starting today, July 7, 2017 at 12PM EDT (9AM PDT, 18:00 CEST and respectively 17:00 GMT+1). Silver Survivors (festival goers who have attended one or two times) will be able to purchase tickets starting Monday July 17, 2017 at 12PM EDT (9AM PDT, 18:00 CEST and respectively 17:00 GMT+1).

The Public Sales date will be announced in the coming weeks across all @70000tons social media pages and on the official 70000TONS OF METAL website.

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Dragonforce Kicking Off North American Tour With Once Human

Long-running metal goliaths Dragonfroce will kick off a near-month-long North American tour this Friday, with support provided by Once Human.

Slated to commence July 7th in San Francisco, California and run through July 29th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the tour includes a stop at Chicago Open Air in Chicago, Illinois as well as Rise Above Festival in Bangor, Maine.

Dragonforce w/ Once Human:
7/07/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
7/08/2017 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
7/09/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
7/11/2017 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
7/12/2017 Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill – Dallas, TX
7/14/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
7/15/2017 Chicago Open Air @ Toyota Park – Chicago, IL *
7/17/2017 El Club – Detroit, MI
7/18/2017 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington DC
7/20/2017 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
7/21/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
7/22/2017 Rise Above Festival @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, ME *
7/23/2017 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
7/24/2017 Opera House – Toronto, ON
7/26/2017 The Masquerade – Heaven – Atlanta, GA
7/27/2017 The Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL
7/28/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
7/29/2017 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
* No Once Human

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Announces First Wave Of Bands For 2018

UMC – promoters for the Original and World’s Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal – has announced the first wave of acts for the 8th edition of the floating festival. Over the July 4th weekend, the following bands were announced: Meshuggah, Sonata Arctica, Dark Tranquility, Septicflesh, Korpiklaani, Obscura, In Extremo, Necrophobic, Rhapsody Reunion, Aeternam, Sepultura, Enslaved, Insomnium, Goatwhore and October Tide, with more announcements imminent.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage – The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

To recap, the first 15 artists (of 60) to have been confirmed are (with 45 left to go):

Aeternum
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica

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Rings Of Saturn Posts “Inadequate” Drum Playthrough Video

Bay Area technical deathcore metal crew Rings Of Saturn arrives back on the scene to release fourth full-length studio album “Ultu Ulla” on July 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases a play-through video for the first single, “Inadequate.”

The hallucination inducing cover artwork was completed once again by Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art. Guitars, bass, and synth tracks for “Ultu Ulla” were completed at Mann Studios, while the drums and vocals were recorded in Florida at Krikbride Studios.

1. Servant of this Sentience
2. Parallel Shift
3. Unhallowed
4. Immemorial Essence
5. The Relic
6. Margidda
7. Harvest
8. The Macrocosm
9. Prognosis Confirmed
10. Inadequate

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Loyal Until Death Announces New Album “Remain Defiant”

Pompano Beach, Florida-based brutal metallic hardcore outfit Loyal Until Death presents the decimating “Remain Defiant” LP, confirmed for release on July 7th through 1732 Records. Check out the album’s opening track below, and you can place pre-orders here.

The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Daniel Columbo at Iceman Studios in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, and completed with artwork by Eliran Kantor. Loyal Until Death comments:

“We were going for the biggest backfist of reality that we could possibly put down in words and be able to transpose the same feeling through the music. We started writing this record with one thing in mind, to brutally offend everyone with the truth. We wanted to the music to be punishing, relentless, and unforgiving.”

1. Remain Defiant
2. What Never Dies
3. The God To You Repentance
4. Condemned And Judged
5. I Detest
6. Death Is The Destiny
7. Bow Down To Your Enemy
8. Into The Six-Foot Drop
9. Our Detriment
10. Keep It Real
11. The Molding Of A Man

Remain Defiant by Loyal Until Death

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Goatwhore to release ‘Vengeful Ascension’ June 23rd via Metal Blade Records

– May 3rd, 2017 –

New track playing, pre-orders available; tour underway

Goatwhore will release their anticipated Vengeful Ascension full-length worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome), breaking a four-album tradition of working with Erik Rutan.

“Working with Rutan was awesome,” says Goatwhore front-man Ben Falgoust. “We did some great records with him. But you come to a point where you’re like, ‘All right. Let’s try something new.’ It was part of trying to remove ourselves from a comfort zone and a risk thing we needed to take. Plus, we really wanted to hit the essence of where we are live and what better way to harness that than by having our live sound guy involved. Jarrett is knowledgeable with the studio stuff. He also knows how we sound coming out of a PA and we really wanted to get closer to that.”

The resulting ten-track, forty-one-minute production – mixed by Chris Common (Tribulation, Pelican) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Today Is The Day) – marches in, clutches its listeners by the throat and refuses to loosen its grip until the abrupt conclusion of “Those Who Denied God’s Will.” A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom, it’s a record that finds its members at their most accomplished both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet’s dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating, spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons’ and bassist James Harvey’s hammering rhythms, while Falgoust’s distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose, more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.

“Each song is a representation of Goatwhore. From day one until now. It really shows our evolution as a band,” the front-man reflects.“I don’t think that this band has reached its peak yet. I mean, I think we’re closer now than ever but we’re still growing; we’re still evolving.”

Vengeful Ascension will be available on CD, vinyl (in multiple limited color variations), and digital formats. Various pre-order options are currently available at: metalblade.com/goatwhore – where you can also sample Vengeful Ascension‘s title track. Stay tuned for the official “Vengeful Ascension” video clip, directed by James Foster, to be unveiled in the coming days.

Vengeful Ascension format options:

–Digipak CD
–Limited “spell book” edition including two CDs (limited to 3000 copies)
–180g black vinyl
–clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–sepia/white-splatter vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–violet-red marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–Clear with black and white swirls (limited to 1500 copies – US exclusive)
–sepia-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

While hardly a concept record in the traditional sense, Vengeful Ascension loosely revolves itself around Luciferian notions in title and spirit where the symbol of Lucifer serves not as a fiendish, all-destroying demon but rather an emancipator or guiding light. It’s a theme of struggle and transcendence derived from John Milton’s Paradise Lost epic, and one that has appeared, whether directly or indirectly, within Goatwhore works of the past.

“There’s that whole idea of Lucifer being the anti-hero,” elaborates Falgoust. “He’s cast out from this place in Heaven to the depths of nothing. He keeps trying to ascend to the top again but no matter what, there’s always this significant force trying to destroy him at any point and banish him back to Hell. If you look at it from an everyday aspect in life, it’s the idea of people, hitting the bottom of the barrel or you know, things just aren’t going right in life… emotion plays a huge part in how people react. Whether it’s based on love or hatred or sadness or whatever, there’s always an aspect of emotion that drives people to an extent. So the whole idea of a ‘Vengeful Ascension‘ is built on being at the bottom, working your way to the top, and realizing along the way that there are other facets to the journey aside from just pure retribution. Within negativity there can exist a positive angle as well.”

Vengeful Ascension serves as the soundtrack to that luciferious rise straight off with the combative, ritualistic drum onslaught of opening hymn, “Forsaken.” Wholly immersive, each track is alarmingly palpable in subject and corresponding execution. The tense, clandestine battery of “Chaos Arcane,” based on HP Lovecraft’s book Nyarlathotep – a story which attempts to recount the inexplicable sense of fear in expectancy of an unknown evil – conveys that sensation of impending doom through sound in a way only Goatwhore can. “Mankind Will Have No Mercy,” a pseudo tribute to Bolt Thrower, seethes under the weight of its own wartime sentiment, while the rapid-fire, punkish urgency of “Under The Flesh, Into The Soul,” a first person account of irrepressible resentment, sounds utterly enraged. And with an average runtime of just four minutes, no one song ever overstays its welcome.

Vengeful Ascension track-listing:
1. Forsaken
2. Under The Flesh, Into The Soul
3. Vengeful Ascension
4. Chaos Arcane
5. Where The Sun Is Silent
6. Drowned In Grim Rebirth
7. Abandon Indoctrination
8. Mankind Will Have No Mercy
9. Decayed Omen Reborn
10. Those Who Denied God’s Will

Goatwhore is currently on tour supporting Amon Amarth for two weeks worth of shows. The journey commenced on May 1st in Pensacola, Florida, will run through May 20th in Louisville, Kentucky, and includes an appearance at Dark Lord Day. See all confirmed dates below.

Goatwhore tour dates
w/ Amon Amarth

May 4 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
May 5 – The International – Knoxville, TN * Goatwhore only
May 6 – The National – Richmond, VA
May 8 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA
May 9 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
May 10 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
May 11 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON * Goatwhore only
May 12 – 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
May 13 – Dark Lord Day @ Three Floyds Brewing – Munster, IN
May 16 – The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
May 17 – Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
May 18 – Lookout – Omaha, NE * Goatwhore only
May 19 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
May 20 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

Goatwhore recording line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
James Harvey – Bass

Goatwhore touring line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – Bass

Goatwhore online:
http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore
http://www.goatwhore.net
http://www.instagram.com/goatwhorenola

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Meatwound Announces New Album “Largo”

Magic Bullet Records today confirms the impending May release of “Largo,” the pummeling new full-length album by Tampa, Florida’s corrosive quartet Meatwound, in addition to issuing a trailer and more info on the LP.

After a successful run in support of the “Addio” debut, Meatwound returns with seven more songs of ungodly sonic devastation under the title “Largo.” While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found intact on this release, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding tracks this time around.

The aural attack was once again captured by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, just south of Largo, Florida, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. As with the debut, the visuals have once again been executed by former Florida Man Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.

1. Haunted House
2. Pigs
3. Jungle Heart
4. Reproduction Blues
5. Middle Earth
6. Mambo
7. Largo

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