COMESS Premiere New Video “Pit Dweller” From Upcoming New Album “Botched & Flailed”

Louisville, Kentucky-based extreme metal unit COMESS will release their annihilating Botched & Flailed full-length next month. Captured by Tom Curtis of Dead Bird Studios in Louisville, Kentucky and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Full of Hell, Vallenfyre) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon, the record boasts eleven tracks of noise-strewn, nihilistic, audio bedlam.

Comments the band:”Botched & Flailed, being our first record, was a huge success in our eyes. We captured something many bands with many more resources strive to achieve. We spent countless hours making every second count, making it the best it could be.Through the ease and mastery of tracking and mixing with Tom Curtis, to the final touches by the heavy music god Brad Boatright, we feel we have created one hell of a punishing record.”

Botched & Flailed will be self-released on June 15th on CD and all digital platforms with preorders to be announced soon.

In the meantime, check out the maniacal video clip for “Pit Dweller” below.

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Anagnorisis Reveals New Album “Peripeteia”

Louisville, Kentucky-based black metal sect Anagnorisis this week announces the title and additional info on an upcoming LP, which is being completed for fall release.

Having recently completed the drum tracking, a brief trailer from the sessions at the mammoth The Tracking Room Studios has been issued. Check out the studio report below.

Further delving into ancient Greek texts for inspiration, the new Anagnorisis record bears the title “Peripeteia.” While the bulk of the recording for “Peripeteia” was engineered by guitarist Zak Denham at his home studio, newly recruited drummer Cody McCoy (CernĂ¡, Boreworm) recently tracked drums for the record at the massive The Tracking Room Studios in Nashville (Megadeth, Deep Purple, King Crimson, Taylor Swift).

Issues Anagnorisis on the concept of the new album, “‘Peripeteia’ is a story over thirty years in the making; a tale not just based on our vocalist Zachary Kerr’s life… it is his life. We choose the title to complete the cycle, both literally and figuratively, on our narrative started on Beyond All Light, and to reference our namesake, the concept of anagnorisis. ‘Peripeteia’ is the reversal, the turning point, the moment immediately preceding the crucial discovery (anagnorisis). We’ve taken all of the hope, fear, loss, joy, anger and turned it into fifty-four minutes of music that we are excited to share with all of you this Autumn.”

New album “Peripeteia” will see a fall release on LP and CD through Germany-based Vendetta Records, on cassette through Yehonala in Europe and Like Young Records in the US, and all digital formats.

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Anthrax Releasing Limited Edition “Indians” Bourbon

Anthrax – which is now in the studio recording a new album – has announced the band’s own brand of bourbon, “Indians.”

Anthrax has aligned with Jefferson’s Bourbon, the Kentucky-based company that produces limited edition small batch whiskeys by blending a variety of aged bourbons and rye whiskeys. Anthrax’s “Indians,” a single barrel bourbon, was personally chosen by the band and will taste like no other due to its particular blend and the barrel it was aged in.

“We’ve been wanting to come up with a special item like this, something that was unusual, one-of-a-kind, not a t-shirt or hoodie or poster,” said the band’s Frank Bello, “and ‘Indians’ was perfect.”

The bourbon is now available exclusively through Atlantic City Bottle Company at this location. “Indians” will be priced at $75 per bottle (in-store pick up) and $100 (shipped to an address) and will come with a signed piece of the stave of the barrel that the bourbon was aged in.

Anthrax – Bello, Charlie Benante, Scott Ian, and Joey Belladonna – lifted “Indians”-filled shot glasses last Friday when the band found out that “Neon Knights,” a cover of the Black Sabbath song (from Sabbath’s 1980 release, “Heaven and Hell”) recorded for the “Ronnie James Dio – This is Your Life” tribute album got the nod in the Grammy Awards Best Metal Performance category.

“It’s been an honor everytime we’ve been nominated,” said Anthrax’s Benante, “but this one is particularly special. To have been asked to contribute ‘Neon Knights’ to Ronnie’s tribute album was an honor on its own; to have it nominated for a Grammy is just beyond the best.”

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Anagnorisis Posts More “Beyond All Light” Behind-The-Scenes Video

Due to the ongoing demand from European fans wanting to experience “Beyond All Light,” the 2013 album from Kentucky-based black metal entity Anagnorisis, the band will reissue a cassette edition of the album via Berlin-based Yehonala Records in the coming weeks.

While Anagnorisis already released an extensive behind the scenes look at the inception and construction of “Beyond All Light” in conjunction with its release last Summer, a second installment video has just been released. Initially only available on the DVD which accompanied the special edition LP version of “Beyond All Light,” the second film travels further into each member’s own theologies, the album’s lyrical basis, and personal experiences which helped lay the inspirational foundation for the record. Check it out below.

Anagnorisis has also been confirmed to take part in a Dave Brockie Foundation benefit show in the band’s hometown on June 27th, to pay tribute to the recently-passed metal icon.

6/27/2014 Diamond Pub & Billiards – Louisville, KY @ Dave Brockie Tribute w/ Stonecutters, Ohlm

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