Implore Releases “Patterns To Follow” Music Video

Implore just released a brand new video clip for the song “Patterns To Follow,” taken from the group’s upcoming studio album “Subjugate,” which is due out via Century Media Records on September 22nd.

If you missed it, previous song “Untouchable Pyrmaid” can also be streamed at this location. The band also just kicked off a new string of European tour dates alongside Vallenfyre. A full list of upcoming dates can be found after the video.

9/13 Paris, FR – Boule Noire #
9/14 Leiden, NL – Gebr. De Nobel #
9/15 Drachten, NL – IDUNA #
9/16 Helmond, NL – De Cacaofabriek #
9/20 Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset #
10/26 Zurich, CH – Werk21/Dynamo &
10/27 Eindhoven, NL – Bloodshed Fest &
10/28 Leipzig, DE – Westwerk &
10/29 Ruzomberok, SK – Nove Korzo &
10/31 Karlsruhe, DE – Dudefest Halloween Edt. &
11/1 Brussels, BE – Magasin 4 &
11/2 Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang &
11/3 Berlin, DE – Tommy Haus, Grindcore Fachtagung &
11/8 Kochi, JP – Chaotic Noise
11/9 Tsuyama, JP – K2
11/10 Osaka, JP – Sengoku Daitoryo
11/11 Shizuoka, JP – Kunperuza
11/12 Tokyo, JP – Dues
11/13 Nishi Ku, JP – El Puente
# with Vallenfyre
& with Gadget

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Die Choking Gearing Up For U.S. Tour Dates

The Philly hypergrinders from Die Choking will tour their way down the East Coast on the way to Blood Rust Fest II this weekend, with several shows surrounding the gathering.

The Die Choking trio raids Pittsburgh tomorrow, Friday, July 8th, before their trek takes them to Asheville, North Carolina for Blood Rust Fest II, where they’ll shred alongside the likes of Torch Runner, Prisoner, Meatwound, and many others during the two-day melee.

A show on the way home pits Die Choking in Winston-Salem, North Carolina this Sunday, July 10th with Meatwound and others.

The band has also booked other new shows for the Summer and Fall months, with new one-off gigs with Organ Dealer, Noisear, Gadget and others added. Further tour updates will be made in the coming weeks. A new music video for the track “Dead Figurehead” is imminent.

III by Die Choking

7/08/2016 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA
7/09/2016 Tiny Boat Art Space – Asheville, NC @ Blood Rust II w/ Torch Runner
7/10/2016 The Hut Skate Park – Winston-Salem, NC w/ Meatwound, The Mantle, Lesser Life
8/26/2016 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
8/27/2016 Full Terror Assault – Cave-In-Rock, IL w/ Rotten Sound, Dying Fetus
8/28/2016 Voodoo Brewery – Meadville, PA w/ Organ Dealer
9/02/2016 Drkmttr – Nashville, TN
9/03/2016 Rotten Fest – Tallahassee, FL
9/04/2016 house show – Savannah, GA
10/09/2016 Pilam – Philadelphia, PA w/ Noisear, Mother Brain, Bea$ters
10/12/2016 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Gadget
10/20/2016 Good Weekend – Allentown, PA w/ Department Of Correction, Carved Up
10/21/2016 Shred Shed – Philadelphia, PA w/ Department Of Correction
10/22/2016 Silent Barn – New York, NY w/ Department Of Correction, Pyrrhon
10/23/2016 Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA w/ Department Of Correction, Burn/Ward
10/24/2016 Riffhouse Pub – Virginia Beach, VA w/ Department Of Correction, Amara
10/25/2016 Slims – Raleigh, NC w/ Department Of Correction, Old Codger
10/26/2016 The Station – Charlotte, NC w/ Department Of Correction
10/27/2016 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC w/ Department Of Correction
10/28/2016 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Department Of Correction
10/29/2016 Rain Dogs – Jacksonville, FL w/ Department Of Correction
10/30/2016 The Fest 15 – Gainesville, FL w/ Department Of Correction, Fucking Invincible

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Gadget Streaming New Track “Choice Of A Lost Generation”

This week, Relapse Records presents a full-on smear campaign for the ravenous new LP by Sweden’s Gadget, which will see five caustic tracks fired into the populace in five days as “The Great Destroyer” nears release in less than two weeks.

This intensified bombing run begins this afternoon with a stream of “Choice Of A Lost Generation” – listen in below. “The Great Destroyer” will see release on CD, LP and digital formats through Relapse Records on March 11th, 2016.

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Gadget Releasing New Album “The Great Destroyer”

On behalf of Swedish grindcore stalwarts Gadget, Relapse Records is excited to announce that “The Great Destroyer,” the band’s first full-length in a decade, will see worldwide release this March 4th, 2016.

Two new tracks from the album have also come online: stream “Violent Hours (For A Veiled Awakening)” and the title track “The Great Destroyer” below.

Though the band has largely flown under the radar in the general metal consciousness, Gavle, Sweden’s Gadget has roots that trace back to 1997. A blistering high-speed assault of relentless grind, Gadget’s new album “The Great Destroyer” is a cohesive exercise in extremity that blends hints of doom, sludge and death metal with unadulterated, old-school grindcore.

Pre-orders in various formats are online at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Enemies Of Reason
2. Känslan
3. Pillars Of Filth
4. Choice Of A Lost Generation
5. From Graduation To Devastation
6. Dedication
7. Violent Hours (For A Veiled Awakening)
8. The 02666 Heritage
9. The Great Destroyer
10. Down And Out
11. In The Name Of Suffering
12. Lost On A Straight Path
13. Forsaken
14. Collapse
15. Lack Of Humanity
16. Svart Hål
17. I Don’t Need You – Dead And Gone

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Powerglove Announces "No Survivors" North American Tour Dates

Nostalgia metal outfit Powerglove has announced a mini-tour dubbed the “No Survivors Tour” with The Protomen. Support will come courtesy of Creature Feature and Danimal Cannon. First, the band will make an appearance at the widely popular gaming convention PAX East which takes every spring in Boston, MA. Powerglove will perform on April 7th at 6PM in the Magfest Jamspace along with Armcannon and Battlecake. The band commented:

“It has been said by the sages of our village that nerds like us cannot truly experience love or happiness. If we could, we’d love to announce our miniature co-headlining tour of maximum happiness with our old friends The Protomen. Our current plans of recording and self imposed isolation will have to wait, since this is something we’ve wanted to do for years and no man or beast or manbeast will stand in our way. Put away your anime love pillows for an evening and come join us for a spectacular celebration of nerd culture throughout the Northeast quadrant! Your pillow will still be there when you get home, don’t worry.”

Tour dates are as follows:

5/18 Worcester, MA The Palladium
5/20 West Chester, PA The Note
5/22 Montreal, QUE Katacombs
5/23 Toronto, ONT The Hoxton
5/24 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
5/25 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
5/26 Howell, MI Bledfest 2012
5/27 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom

The band released “Saturday Morning Apocalypse” last year, which features 11 tracks of mind pounding metal renditions of popular Saturday morning cartoons we all remember. The track listing is as follows:

1. X-men
2. Gotta Catch Em All (Pokémon)
3. The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest
4. This Is Halloween (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
5. Batman
6. Transformers
7. Inspector Gadget
8. Heffalumps and Woozles (Winnie the Pooh)
9. The Simpsons (feat. Tony Kakko)
10. The Flintstones
11. Gotta Catch Em All (Pokémon; feat. Tony Kakko)

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Famous Last Words Posts Hollywood Undead Cover "Comin’ In Hot"

Famous Last Words has posted a cover online of the Hollywood Undead track “Comin’ In Hot.” Check out the cover song in the clip available after the jump. Famous Last Words will also be releasing the “Pick Your Poison” EP on January 17th, 2012. The track listing is as follows:

1. Labyrinth
2. Starting Over
3. I’ll Get You Next Time, Gadget!
4. This Isn’t Blackmail, This Is War
5. Interlude
6. Snowmageddon
7. Bob Cox Lives In Ohio

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Hell Posts New Album "Human Remains" Track-By-Track Breakdown

Guitarist Kevin Bower of reactivated British heavy metal outfit Hell has posted a track-by-track breakdown of the band’s new album “Human Remains.” You can check out the breakdown below, or find Hell’s video clip for “On Earth As It Is In Hell” at this location.

1 OVERTURE: THEMES FROM ‘DEATHSQUAD’: This began life as a rocking instrumental which originally appeared as the B-side of HELL’s self-financed and now extremely rare 1983 7″ vinyl single – subsequently bootlegged, but with the original now selling for absolutely ludicrous money on Ebay. For the introduction to this album, Kev Bower has taken some of the principal themes and orchestrated them in full-on Wagner ‘Sturm und Drang’ style using digitally-sampled orchestra and choir.

2 ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HELL: The intro section to this song is strangely notable for having been written by Tony Speakman whilst he was sat playing his bass on the toilet (bog metal?) with the remainder consisting of typically ‘agent provocateur’ religion-questioning lyrics over slabs of furious riffing. Live performances of this would always see Dave donning a full vicar’s garb complete with the band’s now-infamous pyrotechnic exploding bible. This caused outrage amongst the local clergy at the time – it was literally front-page headline stuff in the local papers…

3 PLAGUE AND FYRE: A true moment of inspiration, written about the Bubonic Plague and the Great Fire of London. This song featured Dave lurching round the stage, enveloped in smoke, dressed in a hooded cloak ringing a plague caller’s handbell. The new intro features a chilling 1665 ‘Black Death’ soundscape – again put together using a digital sampler – but which amazingly features Dave’s voice, which Andy Sneap has somehow managed to lift and reprocess from a 25-year-old live gig cassette-tape recording. The song is historically significant, as it was the penultimate one Dave and Kev ever wrote as a Hell composition.

4 THE OPPRESSORS: A bludgeoning adaptation of a Race Against Time song which was a hugely popular feature of the Hell set for many years. The song is about an alien abduction, and the consequent refusal of those in authority to believe the story told by the victim.

5 BLASPHEMY AND THE MASTER: A great favourite of both fans and band alike, and a dire warning about the consequences of selling your soul to the wrong deity..……. The intro and outro of this song are based around haunting sets of synthesizer drones which were Kev’s first foray into keyboards back in the day – using a vintage Moog analogue machine which would drift hopelessly out of tune mid-way through the set as it warmed up under the lighting rig. The song has been updated with a new Latin chant in the middle section beefed up with Gregorian choirs and a massive digitally sampled church organ.

6 LET BATTLE COMMENCE: This song opened the show from the very beginning of Hell’s previous existence almost until the end, with Dave performing an intense, lunatic front-man show. Although the song was already fairly quick, the lethal combination of pre-show nerves (no beta-blockers back then……..) coupled with immense adrenaline, a baying crowd, Dave’s ‘anything-goes’ antics and the band’s collective over-abundance of youthful testosterone, meant that it was usually played at breakneck speed, with somewhat unpredictable and sometimes amusing results. It would also feature the unleashing of massive quantities of fire and pyrotechnics, which generated so much smoke in smaller venues that the band were usually rendered totally invisible to the audience for at least the first ten minutes of the gig…

7 THE DEVIL’S DEADLY WEAPON: A musical and lyrical epic, a classic tale of good versus evil (guess who wins?…..) and a song which shows how Kev was becoming ever more adventurous with synthesizers during the latter days of Hell’s first coming. Much HELL material would see him playing either guitar or keyboards individually, but the complexity of this one meant that in the middle section, both were needed at the same time, so some of the keyboard parts were fed in automatically using a sequencer – a kind of digital memory box programmed up to play these parts. This had to be synchronized to a ‘beep’ metronome, so that Tim could play along in time with this gadget, using a click-track relayed to him onstage through headphones.

8 THE QUEST: Straightforward, heads-down, foot-on-the-monitors boogie courtesy of Tony and Tim. When it first surfaced, two members of the band (who shall remain nameless) were very reluctant to play it because it was ‘too happy’ and was deemed to be structurally, lyrically and musically ‘too simple’. But – the fans absolutely loved it, and it went on to hold the distinction of being one of a tiny number of songs which remained firmly entrenched in the HELL set from the very first gig through to the very last. Just goes to prove that variety is indeed the spice of life…

9 MACBETH: Whilst most young men were reading car magazines (and other subject matter), Dave was reading Shakespeare, and the ‘Scottish Play’ was his favourite. The song bravely attempts to précis the guts of the story into a few simple lines and was again a huge favourite with the fans, due in part to the cauldron-stirring, three-witches theatrical antics which accompanied the live performance of this. This version is re-worked for 2011, but remains totally true in spirit to the original.

10 SAVE US FROM THOSE WHO WOULD SAVE US: This song was the A-side of the previously-referred-to 7″ single on HELL’s own ‘Deadly Weapon’ label. The original was recorded in one live take in a studio which was essentially the living room of someone’s tiny terraced house, up a back street in Kingston-Upon-Hull, using very quiet guitars and Tim’s drum kit muffled out with a quilt and pillows from the studio owner’s bed. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t exactly capture the raw guts of the band’s live performance, and it suffered from an achingly soft production. This new version is how it was supposed to have sounded…

11 NO MARTYR’S CAGE: A massive slab of dark heaviness with a distinctly mystic-East feel, created using a recycled Halliday verse riff added to a bunch of Kev’s new ones, a new arrangement, and lyrics which deal with the subject of political imprisonment. This song is also historically significant, but in direct contrast to ‘Plague and Fyre’ which was almost the last song, this was the first-ever HELL composition, written by Kev and Dave at his mother’s house one evening, just a few days after the band had formed.

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