European Tour Set To Commence By Immortal Bird

Blackened death grind unit Immortal Bird will bring it’s surly odes overseas for a European live takeover later this month. Set to begin October 21st and level fifteen cities through November 4th, the journey marks the band’s first time ever performing in European territory. The band will be joined by French grindcore maniacs Moshpig. See all confirmed dates below.

Immortal Bird continues to tour in support of the critically-adored “Empress/Abscess” full-length, released in 2016 via a collaborative effort with Broken Limbs Recordings (vinyl/cassette) and the band’s own Manatee Rampage Recordings (CD/digital).

“It’s our first time touring Europe,” says vocalist Rae Amitay. “We’re going out with a super intense and fun French grindcore band, Moshpig, hitting four countries in two weeks, and a couple of the highlights will be the Damnation Prefest in Leeds and Bilbao Deathfest in Spain with Sete Star Sept, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Internal Suffering, and a bunch more. Very stoked to get out of the US for a minute!”

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10/21/2017 Excalibur – Reims, FR
10/22/2017 Riveter – Nancy, FR
10/23/2017 Epplehaus – Tübingen, DE
10/24/2017 La Comedia – Montreuil, FR
10/25/2017 Le Dock – Grenoble, FR
10/26/2017 Les Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse, FR
10/27/2017 Bilbao Deathfest – Bilbao, ES
10/28/2017 La Scene Michelet – Nantes, FR
10/29/2017 O’Flaherty’s Pub – Lorient, FR
10/30/2017 Bar Live – Roubaix, FR
10/31/2017 The Dev – London, UK
11/01/2017 The Alma Inn – Bolton, UK
11/02/2017 Trillians Rockbar – Newcastle, UK
11/03/2017 Damnation Prefest – Leeds, UK
11/04/2017 The Golden Fleece – Nottingham, UK

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Berserker IV Festival Lineup Finalized

On April 14-15th 2017, The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan will play host to the annual Berserker music fest. Now in its fourth year, the all-ages, two-day event is a wholly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and his wife Veronica.

Berserker IV is capped offf with the addition of hardcore heavyweights Ringworm. This year’s lineup boasts thirty bands on three stages with appearances by internationally touring acts like GWAR, OFF!, Weedeater, The Obsessed, Negative Approach, Brain Tentacles, Child Bite, and more as well as new and established underground artists including Immortal Bird, Cemetery Piss, Fuck You Pay Me, SNAFU, Artillery Breath, and others.

The festival also marks the official return of Eyehategod vocalist Mike IX William,s who will front the band for the first time since undergoing a liver transplant this past December.

For those who haven’t recently replaced their livers, Berserker IV will debut the festival exclusive Blood Troll Mead, made with Michigan Wildflower Honey, fresh Elderberries, and fresh Gooseberries. It is made with fruits grown and used in Nordic tradition. We cannot promise no Trolls were harmed in the making of this mead. The full festival lineup will be as follows:

The Obsessed
Negative Approach
Brain Tentacles
Child Bite
Immortal Bird
Horrible Earth
Cemetery Piss
Fuck You Pay Me
Cotton Museum
Against The Grain
Hollow Earth
Artillery Breath
Sunlight’s Bane
Night Vapor
Fell Ruin

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Withered Announces Winter Tour Dates

Atlanta’s Withered just announced a new U.S. and Eastern Canadian tour. This upcoming winter 2017 tour, sponsored by Metal Injection, sees the band hitting the road throughout February into March, in a run make up dates for a previous summer tour.

Support on this tour comes from Immortal Bird. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Regarding the tour, Withered founder and guitarist/vocalist comments:

“Injury & transportation woes did their best to discourage us last August and caused regrettable cancellations for us across the east coast. Rescheduling many of the original dates and visiting some new cities on this outing is affording us the opportunity to develop a more thorough set list, and give much more anticipation to embracing the cold & harshness of the winter. Many of these cities we haven’t visited in nearly 5 years so this tour is announced with tremendous anticipation from us. We’re also very excited that our friends, Immortal Bird, agreed to join us on this one.”

Feb. 15 Knoxville, TN @The Pilot Light
Feb. 16 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Feb. 17 Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s
Feb. 18 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Feb. 19 Baltimore, MD @ Asian Taste
Feb. 20 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Feb. 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
Feb. 22 Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s
Feb. 23 Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
Feb. 24 Montreal, QC @ TBA
Feb. 25 Toronto, ON @ Coalition
Feb. 26 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Feb. 27 Detroit, MI @ TBA
Feb. 28 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Mar. 1 Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter
Mar. Feb. 2017 Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
Mar. 3 Atlanta, GA @ TBA
Apr. 22-23 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore – Decibel Magazine Metal and Beer Fest

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InAeona Hitting The Road For New U.S. Tour Dates

InAeona is excited to announce the band will return to clubs throughout the U.S. this summer. The trio will meet up with Chicago death-grind outfit Immortal Bird at Salt Lake City’s Crucial Fest and continue to trek along the West Coast until July 1st.

Prior to this run, InAeona will be headlining a handful of dates on the East Coast including select performances with spacey post-punk outfit Netherlands. Full dates are as follows:

5/22 Wallingford, CT – Cherry Street Station #
5/23 Providence, RI – Firehouse 13 #
5/31 Brooklyn, NY – The Acheron
6/1 Philadelphia, PA – The Fire
6/2 Richmond, VA – McCormack’s Irish Pub
6/3 Raleigh, NC – Slim’s
6/4 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
6/5 Birmingham, AL – The Nick
6/6 Hattiesburg, MS – The Tavern
6/7 TBA, LA – TBA
6/8 TBA, TX – TBA
6/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar @ Crucialfest
6/20 Las Vegas, NV – OMD Theater %
6/21 Los Angeles, CA – Complex %
6/22 Oakland, CA – Golden Bull %
6/24 Chico, CA – Down Lo %
6/25 Eugene, OR – Black Forest %
6/26 Seattle, WA – The Pin %
6/27 Porland, OR – Panic Room %
6/28 Spokane, WA – The Pin %
6/29 Boise, ID – The Shredder %
6/30 Idaho Falls, ID – The Sickhouse %
7/1 Rock Springs, WY – The Otherside Club %

# with Netherlands
% with Immortal Bird

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IMMORTAL BIRD: Blackened Death Grind Perpetrators Confirm Spring Live Invasion With Pyrrhon

Chicago’s IMMORTAL BIRD will bring their sonic plague back to the stage on their first run of 2016 live takeovers. Slated to commence on April 8th in Columbus, Ohio, the latest tour will find the band trampling their way through thirteen cities, the trek to conclude on April 20th in Lafayette, Indiana.IMMORTAL BIRD will be […]

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Southwest Terror Fest 4 Releases Digital Mix Tape

The fourth installment of the annual Southwest Terror Fest takes over Tucson, Arizona in just one week, with four days of live mayhem running from October 15 through 18. A mixtape with a ton of free music is also now streaming in advance of the melee, organized by the festival promoters. Check it out below, courtesy of CVLT Nation.

Boasting a killer array of artists from across the extreme underground music scene, the headlining acts for Southwest Terror Fest Vol. 4 include Sleep, Acid King, Dropdead, Bongripper, and a collaborative set from Thou & The Body, with additional highlights including sets from Xibalba, Landmine Marathon, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Graves At Sea, Cult Leader, Call Of The Void, Demon Lung, Immortal Bird, In The Company Of Serpents, Dead To A Dying World, Abstracter, Gale, and many others. A full list is available below.

Southwest Terror Cult Mixtape by Cvlt Nation on Mixcloud

Thursday, October 15th // Kickoff show at 191 Toole (All Ages):
Main Stage:
10:15 – End — Thou & The Body
8:45 – 9:30 — In The Company Of Serpents
7:30 – 8:00 — Heat Dust
6:30 – 7:00 — Gale
Side Stage:
9:30 – 10:15 — Dead To A Dying World
8:00 – 8:45 — Abstracter
7:00 – 7:30 — Hanta
6:00 – 6:30 — Methra

Thursday Afterparty at Gary’s Place: (Doors at 11:00)
11:30 – 12:00 — Grey Gallows
12:20 – 1:00 — Negative Standards
1:20 – 2:00 — Thou

Friday, October 16th // Matinee show at 191 Toole (All Ages):
Main Stage:
10:20 – End — Dropdead
9:10 – 9:50 — Landmine Marathon
8:00 – 8:40 — Xibalba
7:00 – 7:30 — Immortal Bird
6:00 – 6:30 — Gatecreeper
Side Stage:
9:50 – 10:20 — Call Of The Void
8:40 – 9:10 — Bleak
7:30 – 8:00 — 908
6:30 – 7:00 — Swamp Wolf
5:30 – 6:00 — Warmonger

Friday, October 16th // Late show at Club Congress (21+):
12:20 – End — Bongripper
11:10 – 12:00 — Graves At Sea
10:20 – 10:50 — Naught

Saturday, October 17th // Main show at The Rialto Theatre (All Ages):
10:30 – 12:30 — Sleep
9:10 – 10:10 — Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth
8:10 – 8:50 — Cult Leader
7:20 – 7:50 — Goya
6:30 – 7:00 — Languish

Sunday, October 18th // Closing show at Club Congress (All Ages):
10:30 – 12:00 — Acid King
9:20 – 10:10 — Demon Lung
8:20 – 9:00 — Night Demon
7:20 – 8:00 — Fuzz Evil
6:30 – 7:00 — Ice Sword

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Eight Bells Recording New Album “Landless”

Experimental doom trio Eight Bells will release a sophomore full-length this Winter via Battleground Records.

Titled “Landless” and featuring new recruit, Rae Amitay (Immortal Bird, Thrawsunblat) at the drum helm, the record is currently in its tracking stages under the watchful ear of producer/engineer, Billy Anderson.

In conjunction with the release of “Landless,” Eight Bells will serve as direct support to Voivod and Vektor on a Northeastern U.S. winter tour, with dates to be announced in the coming weeks. “Landless” will be released on vinyl/digital formats via Battleground Records in February 2016 and on tape via Tartarus Records.

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Fin’amor Streaming Entire “Forbidding Mourning” Album

New York’s Fin’amor will release new album “Forbidding Mourning” on July 7th, with pre-order bundles available right here. Today the band also makes the entire album available for pre-listening. Check it out below.

Fin’amor comments: “We are excited to have our long-overdue work released to the masses. The last seven years have lead to this culmination of our efforts and we hope that it will bring as much pleasure to the listeners as it did to us in the process of making it. The temple of doom is looking for followers, so we will see you en masse.”

If you dig what you hear, be sure to also head out and see Fin’amor performing live on these upcoming dates:

7/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Lucky 13 Saloon (CD Release Show)
7/11: Syracuse, NY @ Gorham Bros
7/12: Albany, NY @ Trickshots
8/14: Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar w/ Immortal Bird
8/15: Raleigh, NC @ Slims w/ Helgamite
8/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

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SECRETS OF THE SKY To Kick Off US Tour With North

– June 15th, 2015 –

Band Undrapes “Fosforos” Video Clip

Following a successful live incursion supporting label mates, Anaal Nathrakh, last month, Oakland ethereal doom pessimists, SECRETS OF THE SKY, will wage their sonic menace upon the masses on the next leg of their ongoing live infiltration. The band will level ten stages through five states, drawing to a ceremonial close at 7th Circle Collective in Denver, Colorado. The eclectic collective will be touring alongside Tucson sludge ensemble, North, on select dates. SECRETS OF THE SKY is also confirmed to perform the inaugural Death To False Metal gala in Hamden, Connecticut in August alongside Whiplash, Krieg, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Godhunter, Immortal Bird, Secret Cutter and many more, with future onstage endeavors in their plotting stages.

In conjunction with the tour’s kick off, the band delivers the moving visual companion to “Fosforos” from their Pathway full-length, released last month via Metal Blade Records. The crushing, muted-tuned clip was captured by Rosa Santolaya and edited by vocalist/key boardist Garett Gazay.

Sink into “Fosforos,” now playing courtesy of PureGrainAudio (alongside guitarist Clayton Bartholomew’s favorite classic rock records) HERE.

Additionally, the video for dramatic twelfth movement, “Eternal Wolves,” is currently viewable at where you’ll also find the band’s recently unveiled, Andrew Nethery (Melvins, Kyuss Lives, Dead Meadow)-directed clip for “Angel In Vines.”

6/15/2015 The Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/16/2015 Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Cold Blue Mountain
6/17/2015 Black Lodge – Bremerton, WA
6/18/2015 The Pin – Spokane, WA
6/19/2015 The Railyard – Billings, MT
6/20/2015 Foot Foot Fest – Fort Collins, CO w/ Reproacher
6/21/2015 7th Circle Collective – Denver, CO
8/14/2015 Death To False Metal @ The Outer Space & Ballroom – Hamden, CT w/ Whiplash, Valkyrie, Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Immortal Bird more

A surreal audio exploration delivering thirteen epic tracks that yield varying tempers and textures with each passing listen, Pathway was engineered, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Sadus etc.) at Trident Studios with SECRETS OF THE SKY, and has earned praise from media outlets nationwide, with the word “masterpiece” becoming a signature descriptor.

SECRETS OF THE SKY‘s Pathway is out NOW on Metal Blade Records. Order yours today at

…a progressive metal masterpiece…” — Metal Injection on first single, “Three Swords

Sometimes SOTS sound like Evoken woke up wanting to play Rodgers & Hammerstein, but couldn’t quite shake their funeral fog. They’re as colorful as Between The Buried And Me without ever busying up the compositions so much…Whatever. When SOTS play, they rule.” — Decibel

The doom equivalent of Alcest’s Écailles_de_Lune or Solstafir on last year’s Ótta… records with beauty, staying power and just enough grit to carry the day,” — Invisible Oranges

…masterful, self-possessed, powerful and convincing.” — HeavyBlogIsHeavy

…a colossal effort with some stupendous songwriting and production work.” – Metal Insider

Soaring guitar melodies intertwined with a crushing yet pristine drum sound, a discernibly massive bass layer, crooning clean vocals and bestial growls decorate Pathway from start to finish. Pathway caters to doom, extreme and progressive metal fans but beyond anything, is a mind-bending musical experience transcends the scope of metal.” – Metal Assault

…beautiful and nihilistic, but completely compelling and cohesive in execution. More of a step by step journey through a narrative of twilight atmospheres than a set of songs, Pathway stands apart from the band’s debut… not by outdoing it, but by further refining and expanding upon the elements which gave that first record its strength…pick up this out of the box record by an upcoming, out of the box band and take a long stare into the abyss.” – Violent Resonance

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Immortal Bird Releasing “Empress/Abscess” LP

Following last month’s Western Migration live takeover, today Windy City-based blackened death grind unit Immortal Bird confirms official details for the “Empress/Abscess” LP.

Set for release next month, the follow-up to 2013’s “Akrasia” EP was captured by Pete Grossmann (Weekend Nachos, Harm’s Way, Dead In The Dirt) at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, Illinois earlier this year and mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Nader Sadek, Atheist, Origin etc.) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York.

“Empress/Abscess” includes a guest appearance by John Hoffman of Weekend Nachos and finds former drummer/vocalist, Amitay, swapping in her drum stool for a full-time position at the mic with longtime live drummer, Garry Naples (Novembers Doom) taking her place at the kit.

The LP will see release on July 14th, 2015. Teaser tracks are to be unveiled in the coming days, so stay tuned!

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