Atoll Signs With Gore House Poroductions

Gore House Productions is proud to welcome Arizona group Atoll to the label’s roster. Gore House comments:

“Emerging from the scorched wasteland of the Sonoran Desert, the Phoenix-based slammers from Atoll have been crushing eardrums with their unique blend of brutal death metal. Since 2014, Atoll remains true to the genre whilst force-feeding metallers the grinding melodies, clever breakdowns, and catchy onslaughts of pure American brutality!”

Bassist Cameron Broomfield adds: “We are beyond stoked to be joining forces with Gore House Productions, and proud to be a part of their amazing roster. This new shit is some of the most crushingly heavy material of our careers, and we couldn’t ask for a better place to call home. To the Writhing Masses, the time to feed draws near.”

Atoll will release a sophomore album in late 2017 on Gore House Productions. For a preview of what’s to come, fans can check out latest single “Forced Xenotransplantation” below.

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Overkill Joining Headbangers Ball Tour 2017 With Max & Iggor Cavalera

New Jersey thrash group Overkill released latest studio album “The Grinding Wheel” on February 10th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast. Touring for the album is about to kick into high gear.

After playing a few shows in Russia and Ukraine as well as several summer festivals, the band will be joining forces with metal legends Max & Iggor Cavalera, Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium, and up and coming German death squad Deserted Fear for the annual MTV Headbangers Ball trek. Dates for the 2017 edition are as follows:

26.11. D Leipzig – Hellraiser
27.11. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
29.11. D Hamburg – Große Freiheit 36
30.11. D Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
01.12. D Geiselwind – Christmas Bash
03.12. A Vienna – Gasometer
04.12. D Munich – Backstage
07.12. CH Pratteln – Z7
08.12. D Oberhausen – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
09.12. D Gießen – Hessenhallen
11.12. D Saarbrücken – Garage

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Sinistro Kicks Off Tour, Posts Music Video

The Portuguese post metal band Sinistro tonight kicks off a previously announced European tour. The tour and sees Sinistro joining forces with Subrosa and runs throughout 9 countries before concluding on October 13th.

A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. In anticipation of the tour, the band has released a new video for the track “Estrada,” featuring singer Patricia Andrade.

Regarding the video, Andrade comments: “The song ‘Estrada’ is that endless road that you travel where change and confrontation happen. A place of encounter and transformation, a place that recasts you, and where you will finally meet yourself.”

Director José Dinis adds:” We have tried to create a strange universe in one sequence – where a lone soul is cast into the scene. All credits go to Patricia’s performance that makes this set such a great visual experience.”

Sept. 22 Berlin (DE) @ Urban Spree
Sept. 23 Wroclaw (PL) @ Asymmetry Festival
Sept. 24 Praha (CZ) @ Modra Vopice
Sept. 25 Wien (AT) @ Viper Room
Sept. 26 München (DE) @ Feierwerk
Sept. 28 Milano (IT) @ Lo-Fi
Sept. 29 Bologna (IT) @ Freak Out
Oct. 1 Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
Oct. 3 Hamburg (DE) @ Hafenklang
Oct. 5 Oslo (NO) @ Blå
Oct. 9 Köln (DE) @ Underground
Oct. 10 Paris (FR) @ Espace B

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Artwork For New Album “Epoch” Released By Varego, New Single Streaming

Italian progressive/post-metal act Varego revealed the cover artwork (shown below) of the new release “Epoch” and is streaming the new single “Alpha Tauri” in the player below.

After joining forces with producer Billy Anderson for mixing and mastering, the band teamed up with long time collaborator Marco Castagnetto for the new cover artwork.

The band says: “It is great to have again Marco on board, listening to our songs and working on an original artwork for our album. He is able not only to create stunning illustrations, but also to capture the essence of the band while realizing a perfect blend of details where fiction, philosophy and arcane secrets collides.”

On the single “Alpha Tauri,” the band commented: “Alpha Tauri marks a new beginning for us. Being on hold since a bunch of years, we focused our efforts to create a new journey based on our main influences, which is something coming from the ‘voivodian’ world. We hope you enjoy the energy of our songs as we do.”

“Epoch” will be released by Argonauta Records as a CD and digital download on October 10th. Preorders are available at this location and over here.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Alpha Tauri
2. Phantasma
3. Flying King
4. The Cosmic Dome
5. Swarms
6. Dominion

Check out “Alpha Tauri” here:

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Matricide Gearing Up To Enter The Studio

The Israeli metal unit Matricide recently joined the ranks of the Extreme Management Group roster. In addition to the recent partnering, Matricide has announced that the band will be entering the studio to record a forthcoming EP and follow-up to “When Random Turns To Fate” (Kame’a Music).

More details will be released regarding the upcoming album later this year. The group also comments: “Matricide is happy to announce we’ll be joining forces with Extreme Management Group! EMG is home to some big names and great bands such as Suffocation, Broken Hope, Atheist, Threat Signal and Into Eternity. This partnership is a great opportunity to take Matricide to new heights and spread our music further.”

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Helleborus Releasing “Ritual” Beer At Colorado Show

After recently unleashing debut album “The Carnal Sabbath” via Satanath Records (Russia) and Black Plague Records (USA), black metal blood brother duo Helleborus will be joining forces with Black Sky Brewery for a new craft beer entitled “Ritual.”

This new brew will be revealed at the band’s next performance presented by the brewery and Metal Nation Radio in Denver, CO on July 15th at Bluebird Theater. Helleborus will be joined by Of Feather And Bone, Belhor, Scepter of Eligos.

In additional news, Helleborus has been added as local support for the Ghost Bath tour stop in Colorado Springs, CO on July 19th alongside Underling, He Whose Ox Is Gored.

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Death Fetishist Signs With Debemur Morti Productions

Once again, the French label Debemur Morti Productions flirts dangerously with madness, this time joining forces with U.S. outfit Death Fetishist, a project from tireless composer Matron Thorn (the tortured and creative mind behind the beast Aevangelist).

There is little doubt that Matron Thorn is a twisted virtuoso of our time, his mind continuously bursting with sinister musical ideas. As expected, Death Fetishist is a new step in horror, a supreme devilish entity evolved from the deepest spheres of obscure death metal and the murky, poisonous atmospheres of harrowing black metal.

Whilst awaiting the release of a devastating first full-length offering in the upcoming months, you can initially taste the abomination by listening to “Lucifer Descending” below.

Lucifer Descending EP by Death Fetishist

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announces Co-Headlining North American Tour With August Burns Red

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and August Burns Red will be joining forces for a co-headlining North American tour that kicks off on March 4th in Sayreville, New Jersey at Starland Ballroom. With additional support from The Faceless and Good Tiger, the trek will wrap-up in New York, New York on April 17th at Webster […]

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and August Burns Red will be joining forces for a co-headlining North American tour that kicks off on March 4th in Sayreville, New Jersey at Starland Ballroom. With additional support from The Faceless and Good Tiger, the trek will wrap-up in New York, New York on April 17th at Webster […]

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Axemaster Unveils New Album “Overture To Madness”

Axemaster is back – the release date for new album “Overture To Madness” is set to March 6th, 2015 via Pure Steel Records. The label comments:

“The banner Axemaster still might be familiar to many genre-lovers. In 1987 (‘Blessing In The Skies,’ Azra Records) and 1990 (‘Death Before Dishonor’), the power metal group from Ohio has released two very underrated, cult albums.

“After 25 years, the guys are back with ‘Overture To Madness;’ released through Pure Steel Records. Old trademarks, known from the band for decades, also will be presented. Nevertheless, the band has arrived in the brave new world, but they still deliver their old passion without any compromises. On all twelve tracks partly aggressive, classical metal is joining forces with a modern, bright, but also authentic production. Some thrash influences and the rough, deeper vocals of the new, talented front man Geoff McGraw also fit perfect to the whole concept.”

The track listing is:

1. Entering Madness
2. Sanity’s Requiem
3. Forsaken
4. Dream or Nightmare
5. Thirty Pieces of Silver
6. Crimson Haze
7. Peeling Skin
8. Sinister
9. Statute of Liberty
10. Ashes
11. Chylde
12. Dark Souls
13. Epic

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