Exhorder Begins Recording New Album; Fall Release Expected

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers, Exhorder, have begun recording their first full-length album since 1992’s, “The Law.” The band are working at OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux. The album is expected this fall via Nuclear Blast Records.

An hour long video from guitarist Vinnie LaBella can be seen below:

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Radiant Knife Premiere New Song “Wasted Minds” From Upcoming New Album “Science Fiction”

Lafayette, Louisiana based progressive sludge band Radiant Knife premiere a new song entitled “Wasted Minds”, taken from their upcoming new album “Science Fiction”, which comes out on August 8th via Bandcamp.

Check out now “Wasted Minds” below.

Science Fiction by Radiant Knife

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European Tour Dates Announced By Void King

Indiana’s Void King and Louisiana’s Boudain will embark on a European Tour in late October. The stoner rock double threat will perform in The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium, including Kampen’s (NL) Off The Record Festival. Tour dates are below:

Oct. 26 – The Hague, Netherlands @ Vereniging de vinger
Oct. 27 – Wommelgem, Belgium @ JH Wommel
Oct. 28 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Kid’s Rhythm ‘n Blues Kaffee
Oct. 29 – Osnabrük, Germany @ Dirty Dancing
Nov. 2 – Gouda, Netherlands @ StudioGonz
Nov. 3 – Arnhem, Netherlands @ Brigant
Nov. 4 – Kampen, Netherlands @ Off The Record Festival

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Fearless Releases “Blood Sweat & Shine” Single

Hillbilly metal band Fearless from Vagnhärad, Sweden was founded by brothers Andy (drums) and Tobias (guitar) Forssander in 2012. The group subsequently brought on Michel Kolic (singer) and Martin Åberg (bass).

After spending some time with relatives in the deep south of the Louisiana bayou, the group learned the fine hillbilly art of how to make moonshine, fixin old rusty cars, fishing, and of course playing some music with the locals. The crew went back home to deliver a heavy mix of hard rock, metal, hardcore and a twist of blues.

Today the band unleashes new single “Blood Sweat & Shine” world wide, which can be heard below or over at Bandcamp here.

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“Many Waters” Compilation To Benefit Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

“Many Waters,” a new compilation produced by Thou with help from Thrill Jockey, is due to be released on January 30th, with proceeds going to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to assist efforts in aiding those affected by the Louisiana floods of August 2016.

The compilation features a range of exclusive tracks from acclaimed metal acts as well as Louisiana DIY mainstays, including The Body & Full of Hell covering Devo, Thou covering Neil Young, special live tracks from Sumac and Old Man Gloom, and a solo live recording by Mike Scheidt of Yob.

Thou drummer Joshua Nee comments: “I spent the better part of three weeks after the flood driving around neighborhoods looking for homes to help out. Every day after work and pretty much all day on the weekends was spent gutting damaged homes. A practice space we had been sharing with a slew of other bands was totally wrecked, and countless bands I know had their spaces and equipment destroyed.

“When Mitch was getting this benefit together, he asked what organization would make sense to donate to. I told him the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, as they had been really amazing and helpful during the aftermath of the flood, and they themselves had even been completely flooded out.

“I was thrilled to have so many local Louisiana bands on the compilation. All of those bands come from the same DIY community based background. Punk, pop, metal, whatever. They represent all kinds of music, but they all come from a similar, supportive culture.”

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Hillbilly Metal Band Fearless Signs With Rehn Music Group

Hillbilly metal band Fearless is now signed by Rehn Music Group and the new single ”Blood Sweat & Shine” will be released early 2017, followed by a first full album.

Fearless hails from Vagnhärad in Sweden and was founded by the brothers Andy (drums) and Tobias (guitar) Forssander in 2012. Since 2014 the band has also featured Michel Kolic (singer) and Martin Åberg (bass).

After forming, they spent some time with the brother’s relatives in the deep south of the Louisiana bayou, learning how to make moonshine, fixin old rusty cars, fishin, and of course playing some music with the locals. They went back home to deliver a heavy mix of hard rock, metal, hardcore and a twist of blues.

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EYEHATEGOD: Philip H. Anselmo To Fill In For Mike IX Williams On Two Special Shows Later This Month

Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Superjoint, Scour, Pantera et al) will be filling in for EYEHATEGOD vocalist Mike IX Williams on two upcoming shows: the first at Southport Music Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 19th and the second at the 2016 edition of Gwar BQ in Richmond, Virginia on August 20th. Comments Williams, “Due […]

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY To Kick Off Second Leg Of North American Live Takeover Supporting Lamb Of God And Clutch

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will kick off the second leg of their North American live takeover today, May 3rd in New Orleans, Louisiana, supporting Lamb Of God and Clutch. The trek runs through June 10th in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and follows the band’s successful headlining trek with Mothership last month. The latest stretch of dates will […]

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BATTLECROSS Joins Crowbar On The Summer Of Doom North American Tour

Motor City thrashers, BATTLECROSS, will join Crowbar and Lord Dying on The Summer Of Doom North American Tour. The trek will commence on May 28th in Shreveport, Louisiana and run through nearly three-dozen cities before winding down on July 3rd in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Additionally, the band will appear on the 2015 edition of Heavy […]

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Down Streaming “We Knew Him Well” Live Video

Down’s video for the song “We Knew Him Well” can be seen below. The clip was filmed at Southport Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana by Mike Holderbeast and the Cement Level crew.

States Philip Anselmo about “We Knew Him Well”: “I kinda like people to think for themselves and come up with their own conclusions, because a lot of times I’ll have a couple of specifics in mind and then somebody will come along and say to me what their thoughts are on a certain songs is about. And I find it really interesting, because it’s something that I haven’t even considered before in my life and it makes sense to me the way they explain it. So, “We Knew Him Well” is about several different people, not just in my life, but the lives of my bands, family life, anybody that is, I guess, very very close to you. That’s one I wrote for them.”

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