Exist Releasing New Album “So True, So Bound”

Maryland-based progressive/technical death metal outfit Exist recently announced label debut, “So True, So Bound,” is scheduled for worldwide release on June 9th, 2017.

Formed by Max Phelps, who cut his teeth as a touring member of Cynic and Defeated Sanity (and as frontman for Death To All, the touring tribute band to Chuck Shuldiner), Exist is rounded out by bassist Alex Weber, guitarist Mathew Rossa and technical drumming legend Hannes Grossman (Necrophagist, Obscura).

Today, Exist reveales a brand new music video for the track “Fault’s Peaks” – check it out below. Front man Max Phelps comments: “‘Fault’s Peaks’, the album closer, is probably the best overall representation of So True, So Bound and our sound as it includes all of our elements from psychedelia to heavy, dissonant riffing with a little improvisation sprinkled in. We’ve jokingly referred to this song as the ‘bleed etude’, as the right hand pattern is very reminiscent of the Meshuggah song off obZen, no shame there. This song was (and continues to be live) a real bitch to pull off technically, but it was worth it as we’re very proud of the composition itself.”

New album “So True, So Bound” was self-produced by the band and mixed by Nolly Getgood (Periphery). The album features eight tracks clocking in at just over 60 minutes and bears artwork by Sebastian Jerke (Ahab, Zodiac).

1. Take My Picture
2. Happily Ever After (For a Week or so…)
3. So True – Imitation’s Flattery
4. So Bound – One of the Herd
5. Peer Prejudice
6. To Sever the Strings (feat. Bobby Koelble)
7. Shade From My Fire
8. Fault’s Peaks

Next Saturday, June 3rd, Exist will begin a North American tour with Montreal-based progressive metal giants Gorguts.

6/3 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
6/4 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
6/5 Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
6/6 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
6/7 Chicago, IL – Reggies
6/8 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
6/9 Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi
6/10 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
6/11 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
6/12 Oklahoma City, OK – Thunder Alley
6/13 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
6/14 McAllen, TX – Sofies
6/15 Houston, TX – White Oak Music
6/16 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
6/17 Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury
6/18 Orlando, FL – The Haven
6/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
6/21 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
6/22 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
6/23 New York, NY – La Poisson Rouge
6/24 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

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Rivers of Nihil to kick off “Devastation On The Nation” USA tour with Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth and more tomorrow

– May 18th, 2017 –

Band to host live stream of rehearsal today on Facebook at 2PM PDT//5PM EDT

Pennsylvania progressive death metal unit Rivers Of Nihil will begin the “Devastation On The Nation” tour tomorrow (May 19th). The mega tour features headliners Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth with additional support provided by The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, and Gloom at select shows. See below for all dates!

Before the tour kick-off, Rivers Of Nihil will be rehearsing today (May 18th) live on Facebook. Fans are welcome to tune in at 2PM PDT//5PM EDT at: facebook.com/riversofnihil

Rivers Of Nihil “Devastation On The Nation” tour dates
w/ Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage (5/19 – 6/4), The Kennedy Veil (5/19 – 5/29), Visceral Disgorge (5/30 – 6/11), Seeker (5/30 – 6/11), Gloom:

5/19 – Bungalow – Manchester, NH
5/20 – Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
5/21 – Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/22 – Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
5/23 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
5/24 – Reverb – Reading, PA
5/26 – New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
5/27 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/28 – The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
5/29 – The Cold Brew – Laredo, TX
5/30 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/31 – Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
6/1 – Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
6/2 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/3 – Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA
6/4 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
6/5 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/6 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/7 – The Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO
6/8 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/9 – The Wire – Barwyn, IL
6/10 – Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
6/11 – Foufounes Electrique – Montreal, QC

Rivers of Nihil will be touring in support of 2015′s Monarchy, which was hailed as “the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com). Monarchy continues the seasonal concept that began with spring on Rivers of Nihil‘s debut, The Conscious Seed of Light – this time, welcoming the oppressive summer heat. Adam Biggs, who also serves as the band’s primary lyricist, explains: “The Earth has been transformed into a vast desert wasteland, where after aeons of lifelessness, new beings begin to take shape and begin their journey as shepherds of the planet. But after a while, a class system forms from a sun-worshiping religious dictatorship, and these beings start to lose their way. Only the guidance of an ancient earthly force can help them save themselves as well the planet.”

To preview and purchase this conceptual masterpiece, please visit: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

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Lorna Shore Posts “Flesh Coffin” Guitar Playthrough

New Jersey metal band Lorna Shore released sophomore album “Flesh Coffin” on February 17th with Outerloop Records.

As the band prepares to hit the road tomorrow for a national headlining trek, the “Beg for Death” tour, today the band has dropped a playthrough video of the album’s title track. The clip features guitarists Adam De Micco and Connor Deffley and can be seen below. On the video, Adam De Micco states:

“We are excited to finally bring this playthrough of ‘Flesh Coffin’ to you guys. It features a lot of the ideas I tried out for the first time and help lay foundation for the rest of the album. This song was more based around composition and arranging rather than technical playing, but hopefully there is more than enough riffs to keep you entertained.”

Catch these Lorna Shore 2017 tour dates:

5/19/17 Trenton, NJ – Backstage @ Championship
5/20/17 Allentown, PA – Sportman’s Cafe
5/21/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
5/22/17 Buffalo, NY – Stamps
5/23/17 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
5/24/17 Kalamazoo, MI – Papa Pete’s
5/25/17 Warren, MI – The Ritz
5/26/17 Valparaiso, IN – Papa Pete’s
5/27/17 Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub
5/28/17 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
5/29/17 Milwaukee, WI – Metal Grill
5/31/17 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St. Collective
6/01/17 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
6/02/17 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
6/03/17 McAllen, TX – Soffie’s SS Saloon
6/04/17 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
6/05/17 Ocean Springs, MS – Juke Joint
6/06/17 St. Petersburg, FL – Local 662
6/07/17 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
6/08/17 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
6/19/17 Richmond, VA – Canal Club

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Lorna Shore Posts “Flesh Coffin” Guitar Playthrough

New Jersey metal band Lorna Shore released sophomore album “Flesh Coffin” on February 17th with Outerloop Records.

As the band prepares to hit the road tomorrow for a national headlining trek, the “Beg for Death” tour, today the band has dropped a playthrough video of the album’s title track. The clip features guitarists Adam De Micco and Connor Deffley and can be seen below. On the video, Adam De Micco states:

“We are excited to finally bring this playthrough of ‘Flesh Coffin’ to you guys. It features a lot of the ideas I tried out for the first time and help lay foundation for the rest of the album. This song was more based around composition and arranging rather than technical playing, but hopefully there is more than enough riffs to keep you entertained.”

Catch these Lorna Shore 2017 tour dates:

5/19/17 Trenton, NJ – Backstage @ Championship
5/20/17 Allentown, PA – Sportman’s Cafe
5/21/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
5/22/17 Buffalo, NY – Stamps
5/23/17 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
5/24/17 Kalamazoo, MI – Papa Pete’s
5/25/17 Warren, MI – The Ritz
5/26/17 Valparaiso, IN – Papa Pete’s
5/27/17 Barrington, IL – Penny Road Pub
5/28/17 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
5/29/17 Milwaukee, WI – Metal Grill
5/31/17 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St. Collective
6/01/17 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
6/02/17 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
6/03/17 McAllen, TX – Soffie’s SS Saloon
6/04/17 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
6/05/17 Ocean Springs, MS – Juke Joint
6/06/17 St. Petersburg, FL – Local 662
6/07/17 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
6/08/17 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
6/19/17 Richmond, VA – Canal Club

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Rivers Of Nihil Gears Up For Devastation Of The Nation 2017 Tour Dates

Pennsylvania progressive death metal unit Rivers Of Nihil will begin the Devastation On The Nation tour this Friday.

The trek will commence on May 19th in Manchester, New Hampshire and ravage its way through twenty-three cities, coming to close on June 11th in Montreal, Quebec. The mega tour features headliners Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth with additional support provided by The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, and Gloom.

w/ Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage (5/19 – 6/4), The Kennedy Veil (5/19 – 5/29), Visceral Disgorge (5/30 – 6/11), Seeker (5/30 – 6/11), Gloom

5/19/2017 Bungalow – Manchester, NH
5/20/2017 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
5/21/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/22/2017 Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
5/23/2017 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
5/24/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA
5/26/2017 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
5/27/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/28/2017 The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
5/29/2017 The Cold Brew – Laredo, TX
5/30/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/31/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX

6/01/2017 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
6/02/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/03/2017 Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA
6/04/2017 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
6/05/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/06/2017 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/07/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO
6/08/2017 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/09/2017 The Wire – Barwyn, IL
6/10/2017 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
6/11/2017 Foufounes Électrique – Montreal, QC

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Metallica Posts Stephen Colbert Performance Video

Last night Metallica performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS for the first time.

Catch the band performing “Now That We’re Dead” from latest album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” in the player below.

You can also still hit these remaining “Hardwired” Metallica 2017 tour dates:

May 17 – Uniondale, NY – New Coliseum^
May 19 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^#
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 9 – Dayton, IA – Iowa Speedway
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*#
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*#
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*#

July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 11-13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H

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Gloom Debuts New Song “Perseus” From Upcoming New Album “Solaris”

DC metal band Gloom debuts a new song entitled “Perseus”, taken from the upcoming full-length debut “Solaris”, which will meet a June 02nd release date through eOne Music/Lifeblood Inc..

Check out now “Perseus” below.

Gloom is about to head out on the “Devastation Of The Nation Tour” with Cryptopsy, Rivers Of Nihil and more. Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge and Seeker will also appear on select dates of that trek. Check out all dates below:

“Devastation Of The Nation Tour” with Cryptopsy, Rivers Of Nihil, Gloom:

With Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage & The Kennedy Veil:

05/19 Manchester, NH – Bungalow
05/20 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
05/21 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
05/22 Clifton Park, NY – Trickshots
05/23 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
05/24 Reading, PA – Reverb
05/25 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest (Cryptopsy & Decrepit Birth only)
05/26 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
05/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/28 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
05/29 Laredo, TX – The Cold Brew

With Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage, Visceral Disgorge & Seeker:

05/30 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
05/31 Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall
06/01 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar (no Cryptopsy)
06/02 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
06/03 Upland, CA – Gideon’s Hall
06/04 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

With Visceral Disgorge & Seeker:

06/05 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
06/06 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
06/07 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre
06/08 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
06/09 Berwyn, IL – The Wire
06/10 Dayton, OH – Oddbodys
06/11 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Électrique

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Metallica To Perform On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Metallica will perform tonight on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for the first time. Tune in to CBS at 11:35p / 10:35p CST (check local listings) to see the band perform “Now That We’re Dead” from latest album “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and multiple-Grammy Award winning band also recently kicked off the “WorldWired” 2017 North American tour in support of that album.

The tour launched last week in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Stadium. Below you can find a professionally shot live clip of the band performing “Atlas, Rise!” at the tour opener. Fans can also purchase the live audio recordings from each date on the tour at here.

The “WorldWired” tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run.

Catch these upcoming Metallica 2017 tour dates:

May 17 – Uniondale, NY – New Coliseum^
May 19 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^#
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 9 – Dayton, IA – Iowa Speedway
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*#
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*#
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*#
July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 11-13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H

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Lacuna Coil Releases “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You” Music Video

After re-singing with Century Media earlier this month, Lacuna Coil today releases a new official music video for “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You.”

This conceptual video finishes the story previously started in “Blood, Tears, Dust.”

Both songs are taken from Lacuna Coil’s latest album “Delirium,” which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style.

The band hasn’t finished an extensive touring cycle on the album, so be sure to catch Lacuna Coil live at one of the following shows and festivals:

19.05.17 (CH) Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmel
20.05.17 (CH) Monthey – Irreversible Festival
22.05.17 (IS) Tel Aviv – Hateatron Club
24.05.17 (FI) Tampere – Yo Talo
26.05.17 (RUS) St. Petersburg – Aurora Club
27.05.17 (RUS) Moscow – Volta Club
01.07.17 (IT) Cagliari – Arena Sant’Elia (+ CJ Ramone)
05.-08.07.17 (DE) Ballenstedt – Rock Harz Festival
08.07.17 (IT) Sabbioneta (MN) – Sabbio Summer Fest
13.-16.07.17 (CZ) Vizovice – Masters OF Rock
22.07.17 (DE) Esslingen – Riverside Festival
28.07.17 (RO) Sibiu – Art Mania Festival
01.08.17 (IT) Treviso – Suoni di Marca Festival
02.08.17 (IT) Filago – Filagosto Festival
03.-05.08.17 (DE) Wacken – Wacken Open Air
06.08.17 (IT) Manduria (TA) – South’s Cheyenne International Bike Show & Rock Metal Festival

Lacuna Coil will join Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica on the North American leg of the band’s “Ultimate Principal” tour with Insomnium:

31.08.17 (USA) Boston, MA – Royale
01.09.17 (CAN) Montreal, QC – Metropolis
02.09.17 (CAN) Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
03.09.17 (CAN) Toronto, ON – Opera House
05.09.17 (USA) Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
06.09.17 (USA) Joliet, IL – The Forge
08.09.17 (USA) Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09.09.17 (USA) The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
11.09.17 (USA) Seattle, WA – The Showbox
12.09.17 (USA) Portland, OR – The Hawthorne Theater
14.09.17 (USA) Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater
15.09.17 (USA) Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
16.09.17 (USA) Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
17.09.17 (USA) Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
19.09.17 (USA) San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
20.09.17 (USA) Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
21.09.17 (USA) Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
23.09.17 (USA) Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
24.09.17 (USA) Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
25.09.17 (USA) Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
27.09.17 (USA) Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live!
28.09.17 (USA) Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
29.09.17 (USA) New York, NY – Playstation Theater

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He Whose Ox Is Gored Announces “Paralyzer,” Posts New Video

Ethereal sludge unit He Whose Ox Is Gored will unleash the brand new “Paralyzer” seven-inch this weekend via Chain Letter Collective and the band’s own label Void Assault Records.

Captured by producer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, L7, High On Fire, Zeke etc.) at Avast! Recording Studio, “Paralyzer” was recorded as part of a Converse Rubber Tracks session and includes two previously released tracks — “Buried Twice” and “Void Assault” from the band’s “Rumors” EP — remixed by the band’s cohorts in Seattle’s Newaxeyes.

“The ‘Paralyzer’ seven-inch started as a great opportunity presented to us by Converse Rubber Tracks and Jack Endino,” He Whose Ox Is Gored comments. “We also wanted to find a way to work with our friends in Newaxeyes and a seven-inch came to mind. When Ben and Heather Heywood of Los Angeles’ Chain Letter Collective came on board, it created an opportunity for us to bring it all together.”

“Paralyzer” will see official release on June 16th but will be available this Sunday, May 14th at the band’s special show with Conan, North, and Serial Hawk at Highline in Seattle as part of the venue’s seven-year anniversary series. The seven-inch will also be available throughout He Whose Ox Is Gored’s U.S. tour with Samothrace from May 17th through June 10th.

The trek includes performances with Void Omina, Noothgrush, and Graves At Sea on select dates. See all confirmed shows below.

5/14/2017 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Conan, North, Serial Hawk
w/ Samothrace:
5/17/2017 Back Alley Pub – Great Falls, MT
5/19/2017 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
5/20/2017 The Reverie – Minneapolis, MN
5/21/2017 Reggies Joint – Chicago, IL
5/22/2017 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
5/23/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/24/2017 Black Forge – Pittsburgh, PA
5/25/2017 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD
5/26/2017 Club 529 – Atlanta, GA
5/27/2017 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
5/28/2017 Rudyards – Houston, TX
5/29/2017 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
5/31/2017 Three Links – Dallas, TX
6/01/2017 89th St. – Oklahoma City, OK
6/02/2017 71 Grind Festival – Colorado Springs, CO
6/03/2017 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
6/04/2017 Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
8/05/2017 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
6/06/2017 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
6/07/2017 Hotel Congress – Tucson, AZ
6/08/2017 Complex – Los Angeles, CA w/ Void Omina
6/09/2017 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA w/ Void Omina
6/10/2017 Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA w/ Void Omina, Noothgrush, Graves At Sea

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