Slaves Fired By Artery Recordings Following Various Allegations Made Against Jonny Craig

In the wake of allegations made against Slaves singer Jonny Craig, the band have been fired by their label, Artery Recordings. The label had just announced a planned January 12th release date for the band’s new outing “Beautiful Death“. It appears that growing pressure from several girls accusing Jonny Craig of diverse disturbing behaviour (see those allegations here) appear to have made them decide to drop the group.

Today the label issued the below brief statement:

Artery Recordings has decided to part ways with Slaves.

— Artery Recordings (@arteryrecording) November 17, 2017

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Hyborian Sign With Season of Mist

Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Hyborian. The American stoner metal shooting stars will release their next album through the label.

Hyborian comment: “We are beyond excited to be signing with Season of Mist as they are home to some of our favorite bands of all time. We feel incredibly proud to be able to work with a label that has been so very crucial to creating the landscape of modern heavy music. We are looking forward to bring HYBORIAN to a larger audience in cooperation with Season of Mist!”

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Pissed Regardless Premiere Track From Upcoming 7” & Joins Creator-Destructor Records

Creator-Destructor Records is excited to announce that San Diego-based thrash metal/crossover outfit Pissed Regardless has joined the label’s family. The Creator-Destructor Pissed Regardless debut comes in the form of the ripping new Feed The Birds 7″, the record crushing with five brand new tracks of thrashing metallic madness, sure to please fans of the 1990s Earache death/grind persuasion and 1980s punk/hardcore alike.

Stream the track “Empty” via Bandcamp below:

Feed the Birds by Pissed Regardless

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Pissed Regardless Premiere Track From Upcoming 7” & Joins Creator-Destructor Records

Creator-Destructor Records is excited to announce that San Diego-based thrash metal/crossover outfit Pissed Regardless has joined the label’s family. The Creator-Destructor Pissed Regardless debut comes in the form of the ripping new Feed The Birds 7″, the record crushing with five brand new tracks of thrashing metallic madness, sure to please fans of the 1990s Earache death/grind persuasion and 1980s punk/hardcore alike.

Stream the track “Empty” via Bandcamp below:

Feed the Birds by Pissed Regardless

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Pissed Regardless Premiere Track From Upcoming 7” & Joins Creator-Destructor Records

Creator-Destructor Records is excited to announce that San Diego-based thrash metal/crossover outfit Pissed Regardless has joined the label’s family. The Creator-Destructor Pissed Regardless debut comes in the form of the ripping new Feed The Birds 7″, the record crushing with five brand new tracks of thrashing metallic madness, sure to please fans of the 1990s Earache death/grind persuasion and 1980s punk/hardcore alike.

Stream the track “Empty” via Bandcamp below:

Feed the Birds by Pissed Regardless

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Apostasy Records Signs Night In Gales

Apostasy Records announced that the label has signed German melodic death metal act Night In Gales. Fans of the early material can expect a proper rejuvenation of the band.

Night In Gales looks back at turbulent times: The first sign of life, 1995’s EP “Sylphlike,” was already one of the most successful metal-demos of all time. Therefore, label-powerhouse Nuclear Blast came into the picture, with whom the quintet signed a deal for a couple of albums. They also toured alongside In Flames, Hypocrisy, Children Of Bodom, Death, Dismember and many others and they played numerous festivals like Rockharz, the Wacken Open Air or the Summer Breeze. After some calmer years, the band returned with 2011’s brilliant album “Five Scars.” Only one year later, long term vocalist Bjoern Gooßes left the band to concentrate completely on his band The Very End.

Last year, the band announced the addition of original vocalist Christian Mueller who also sang on their initial EP “Sylphlike.” He finalized the new album, which marks a distinct step back to the band’s roots. Thus, the songs offer furious melodic twin guitar riffing, driven by technical death metal drumming, topped by a manic frustrated voice that sounds like someone is crucified upside down.

The band comments: “We are happy to confirm that Night In Gales has inked a new worldwide record deal with Germany’s finest in melodic death metal: Apostasy Records! It feels good to be back and we are 100% sure to have the full support of Tomasz and his Team, as these guys are true underground-proofed death metal maniacs, who run the label with the necessary passion and idealism. We are proud to be a part of the Apostasy roster among brothers in crime like Ablaze My Sorrow, This Ending, Nailed To Obscurity, Burial Vault, Fragments Of Unbecoming, Damnation Defaced, Sign Of Cain, a.m.o. The new album is ready to release and there will be some exiting news containing more details like album track list, cover artwork, editions a.s.o. really soon, so stay tuned for this! Cheers, NIG anno 2017”

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Apostasy Records Signs Night In Gales

Apostasy Records announced that the label has signed German melodic death metal act Night In Gales. Fans of the early material can expect a proper rejuvenation of the band.

Night In Gales looks back at turbulent times: The first sign of life, 1995’s EP “Sylphlike,” was already one of the most successful metal-demos of all time. Therefore, label-powerhouse Nuclear Blast came into the picture, with whom the quintet signed a deal for a couple of albums. They also toured alongside In Flames, Hypocrisy, Children Of Bodom, Death, Dismember and many others and they played numerous festivals like Rockharz, the Wacken Open Air or the Summer Breeze. After some calmer years, the band returned with 2011’s brilliant album “Five Scars.” Only one year later, long term vocalist Bjoern Gooßes left the band to concentrate completely on his band The Very End.

Last year, the band announced the addition of original vocalist Christian Mueller who also sang on their initial EP “Sylphlike.” He finalized the new album, which marks a distinct step back to the band’s roots. Thus, the songs offer furious melodic twin guitar riffing, driven by technical death metal drumming, topped by a manic frustrated voice that sounds like someone is crucified upside down.

The band comments: “We are happy to confirm that Night In Gales has inked a new worldwide record deal with Germany’s finest in melodic death metal: Apostasy Records! It feels good to be back and we are 100% sure to have the full support of Tomasz and his Team, as these guys are true underground-proofed death metal maniacs, who run the label with the necessary passion and idealism. We are proud to be a part of the Apostasy roster among brothers in crime like Ablaze My Sorrow, This Ending, Nailed To Obscurity, Burial Vault, Fragments Of Unbecoming, Damnation Defaced, Sign Of Cain, a.m.o. The new album is ready to release and there will be some exiting news containing more details like album track list, cover artwork, editions a.s.o. really soon, so stay tuned for this! Cheers, NIG anno 2017”

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Trappist Signs With Relapse Records & Streams “No More Corporate Beer”

Trappist has signed with Relapse Records. The beer themed band features Chris Dodge (Infest, Spazz, Despise You, etc.), Phil Vera (Crom, Despise You, -(16)-) and Ryan Harkins (‘Grill Em’ All‘ co-owner, ex-Killed In Action). The group’s debut album for the label will be released coming spring. A track from it titled “No More Corporate Beer” can be streamed below:

Relapse Sampler 2017 by Relapse Sampler

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Frontiers Music Srl Inks Deal With Warlord

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to welcome legendary U.S. metal act Warlord to the family for the release of a new studio album in 2018!

Long admirers of the band and having gotten to know drummer Mark Zonder through his work with Graham Bonnet Band and the upcoming group, Spirits Of Fire, (which also features Tim Ripper Owens (Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex Iced Earth, Judas Priest), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and Steve Di Giorgio (Death (Official), Testament, Sadus)), Frontiers approached Zonder about the prospect of doing a new Warlord album for release in 2018. Luckily for the label, Zonder and co-founder/guitarist William J. Tsamis were very much open to the idea. Says Zonder, “[a]fter all of these years, Warlord is with a ‘real label.’ It will be great to have Warlord music shared with a worldwide audience., which is something that has been missing for many years. With my prior working experiences with Frontiers, I know Warlord is in the right place and I am very appreciative of this great opportunity. We thank everyone at the label for their belief in Warlord!”

In September 2013, Tsamis and Zonder announced that they had tapped vocalist Nicholas Leptos of Arrayan Path and Astronomikon to be the new Warlord singer. This line-up, along with bassist Bynoe will be the line-up for the upcoming new album. Adds Zonder, “this Warlord release will be like all of the previous ones, 100% Warlord. No changing of direction to keep up with the current fad, just good ol’ school Warlord music. Maybe leaning back a touch to the early days and we promise a high energy album that features the classic Bill Tsamis compositions and his classic guitar melody lines. As I always try to do, I’ll give it my all in tandem with my favorite bass player Philip Bynoe, working together to create a solid foundation. This will be the first studio recording with Nicholas Leptos on vocals. We have performed live with him several times and are eagerly awaiting to capture his dynamic performances on tape. A classic Warlord album in the making……”

Stay tuned for updates as work on the album progresses….

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5IVE: Magic Bullet Records’ Five Weeks Of 5IVE Has Concluded with the Reissue Of Hesperus

Magic Bullet Records’ Five Weeks Of 5IVE – the label’s mission of reissuing the entire back-catalog from defunct Boston-based riff/math/doom rock act 5IVE into the digital universe – concludes today with the reissue of the band’s Hesperus full-length. The 5IVE reissue series includes the titles 5ive, The Telestic Disfracture, The Hemophiliac Dream, Versus, and Hesperus, […]

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5IVE: Magic Bullet Records’ Five Weeks Of 5IVE Has Concluded with the Reissue Of Hesperus

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