The Offering Signs Record Deal With Century Media

Century Media Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of The Offering. The group’s self-titled debut EP was produced by guitarist Nishad George, with engineering help from Grammy award-winning engineer Mark Fuller, and mixed and mastered by Andre Alvinzi and Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

Check out the EP’s opening track “Rat King” below, and stay tuned for the five track release to officially drop November 10th digitally. The Offering’s first full-length studio album is scheduled to drop in summer/autumn 2018.

Century Media Records comments: “Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts the five players behind The Offering first came together in Tampa, Florida to invent their signature version of progressive, furious, and technical power metal with a strong death and thrash approach.

“The wild mixture of elements from many metal genres puts The Offering G in a class of its own: deep musical compositions, extreme, adept vocal performances, a powerful modern sound, and profound song arrangement separate The Offering from the metal pack. This is modern heavy metal for open-minded listeners who can imagine a hybrid of Nevermore, Death, At The Gates, Psychotic Waltz, Control Denied and Iced Earth.”

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Upheaval Wins Wacken Metal USA Boston Round

Wacken Metal Battle USA is proud to announce Boston round 3 winner Upheaval. The band will now join previous round 1 and 2 winners Coffin Birth and Goblet at the city final being held on April 19th at Once Somerville.

Boston round 3 was held on Tuesday, March 29th along with other competing bands Lung Leather, Birnam Wood, Concilium. The winners of the Boston final will join Philadelphia round winners Power Theory and Corpse Hoarder at the national final (city and date to be determined). Remaining rounds are as follows:

Boston, MA
Final – Wednesday, April 19 @ Once Somerville (156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts)
Round 1 Winner – Coffin Birth
Round 2 Winner – Goblet
Round 3 Winner – Upheaval
+ Wild Card Band To Be Determined

National Final (city and date to be determined):
Power Theory (Philadelphia Winner)
Corpse Hoarder (Philadelphia Winner)

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Power Theory And Corpse Hoarder Win Wacken Battle Philadelphia Round

Wacken Metal Battle USA is proud to announce the first ever Philadelphia round winners as Power Theory and Corpse Hoarder. The bands will now move on to the national final in New York City.

This round was held on Saturday, March 18th at Whiskey Tango along with other competing bands In The Presence of Wolves, Fatal Aggression, Assayer, and Malphas. Remaining qualifying rounds listed below.

For over a decade at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, independent metal bands from around the globe have been performing in front of thousands and competing against one another for one to be crowned champion of the world along with winning multiple prizes.

For the first time ever, Wacken Metal Battle has arrive din America for its inaugural year and will be hosting qualifying rounds in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. The national champion of those battles will perform at the 2017 festival taking place from August 3rd – 5th. Remaining rounds are as follows:

Boston, MA

Round 2 – Tuesday, March 21 @ Once Somerville (156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts)
Pathogenic
Carnivora
Ravage
Goblet

Round 3 – Wednesday, March 29 @ Once Somerville (156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts)
Upheaval –
Leather Lung
Birnam Wood
Concilium

Final – Wednesday, April 19 @ Once Somerville (156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts)
Round 1 Winner – Coffin Birth
TBA

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1476 Releasing New Album “Our Season Draws Near”

Salem, Massachusetts’ 1476 creates isolationist sound stories, heavy in atmosphere, that draw upon elements of many genres including metal, punk, neofolk and ambient. 1476 will release new album, “Our Season Draws Near,” on March 31st via Prophecy Productions.

Today new album track “Winter of Winds” comes online in the form of a lyric video featuring art from 19th century Norwegian painter Theodor Kittelsen. Check it out below.

The band’s fourth LP (and first full-length for Prophecy) strips away the dense layers and production from past albums and delivers the most raw, intimate and urgent record 1476 record to date. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Our Silver Age
2. Ettins
3. Winter of Winds
4. Solitude (Exterior)
5. Odessa
6. Sorgen (Sunwheels)
7. Solitude (Interior)
8. By Torchlight
9. Winter of Wolves
10. Our Ice Age

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Whitechapel Kicking Off Metal Blade 35th Anniversary Tour

Tonight, Whitechapel will kick off Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary tour with a warm-up show in Lamoyne, Pennsylvania. From there, the band will join label mates Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone.

The journey will stretch from February 22nd in Boston, Massachusetts through March 16th in New Orleans, Louisiana followed by a Whitechapel-only show March 17th in Birmingham, Alabama to close out the tour.

The band will play additional shows in May including an appearance at this year’s Rock On The Range on Columbus, Ohio. See below for all confirmed dates.

2/21/2017 The Champ – Lemoyne, PA

w/ Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone:
2/22/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
2/23/2017 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA * No Goatwhore
2/24/2017 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
2/25/2017 Irving Plaza – New York, NY * No Goatwhore
2/26/2017 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/28/2017 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI * No Goatwhore
3/01/2017 Deluxe @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
3/02/2017 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
3/03/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY * No Goatwhore
3/04/2017 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
3/05/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
3/06/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO * No Goatwhore
3/08/2017 Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA
3/09/2017 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
3/10/2017 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
3/11/2017 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
3/14/2017 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
3/15/2017 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
3/16/2017 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA * No Goatwhore
End Tour

3/17/2017 The Syndicate – Birmingham, AL
5/19/2017 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
5/20/2017 Rock On The Range @ Mapfre Stadium – Columbus, OH

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Cattle Decapitation Gearing Up For U.S. Tour Dates

This Sunday, San Diego deathgrind unit Cattle Decapitation will return to the road for a near-month-long U.S. jaunt as part of the Metal Blade Records 35th anniversary tour with labelmates Whitechapel, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone.

The band will begin this new journey on Sunday, February 19th in Wichita, Kansas with Allegaeon before uniting with Goatwhore on February 21st in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The official anniversary tour begins on February 22nd in Boston, Massachusetts and runs through March 18th in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after which Cattle Decapitation will close the expedition with a final headlining show on March 19th in Phoenix, Arizona.

2/19/2017 Barleycorn’s – Wichita, KS w/ Allegaeon
2/21/2017 Spirit Hall – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Goatwhore, Allegaeon
w/ Whitechapel, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone:
2/22/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
2/23/2017 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA * no Goatwhore
2/24/2017 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
2/25/2017 Irving Plaza – New York, NY * no Goatwhore
2/26/2017 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
2/27/2017 The Stache – Grand Rapids, MI * no Goatwhore
2/28/2017 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
3/01/2017 Deluxe @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
3/02/2017 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
3/03/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY * no Goatwhore
3/04/2017 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
3/05/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
3/06/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO* no Goatwhore
3/07/2017 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV * no Whitechapel
3/08/2017 Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA
3/09/2017 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
3/10/2017 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
3/11/2017 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
3/12/2017 The Rock – Tucson, AZ * no Whitechapel
3/14/2017 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
3/15/2017 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
3/16/2017 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA * no Goatwhore
3/17/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX w/ Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone
3/18/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Allegaeon
3/19/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ *CATTLE DECAPITATION only

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Barishi Posts “The Great Ennead” Music Video

Barishi just released a new music video for the track “The Great Ennead,” directed by Bobby Csehak and showcasing a live performance by the band. “The Great Ennead” appears on “Blood from the Lion’s Mouth,” which released last year via Season Of Mist.

Additionally, Barishi just announced several live dates across New England, beginning on February 25th and seeing the band performing in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine before concluding on April 28th, with more dates to be announced soon.

Feb. 25 Revere, MA @ Sammy’s Patio
Mar. 31 Stratton, VT @ Grizzly’s Nightclub
Apr. 28 Portland, ME @ SPACE

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WHITECHAPEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOATWHORE, And ALLEGAEON To Tour The US This Spring

To commemorate Metal Blade Records? 35th anniversary in 2017, four bands from the label?s much-celebrated roster will come together for a special US tour this March: WHITECHAPEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOATWHORE, and ALLEGAEON. The tour will run from February 22nd in Boston, Massachusetts through March 16th in New Orleans, Louisiana.  See below for all confirmed dates. […]

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WHITECHAPEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOATWHORE, And ALLEGAEON To Tour The US This Spring

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Green Bastard Announces New U.S. Tour Dates

New England stoner doom trio Green Bastard recently announced that debut LP, “Pyre,” is due out November 16th on Midnight Werewolf records on cassette and download.

In support of the release, a tour of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont has now been revealed. Dates are as follows:

Nov 16th – UnchARTed (w/ Big Mess, Sneeze, Tar) [Lowell, MA]
Nov 17th – MOVE (w/ Tar, Greylock, TBA) [Rollinsford, NH]
Nov 18th – 13th Floor Music Lounge (w/ Writing in the Skies, Peasants, TBA) [Florence, MA]
Nov 19th – McNeill’s Brewery (w/ Peasants, TBA) [Brattleboro, VT]
Nov 20th – The Monkey House (w/ Come to Grief, Tar, Wolfhand) [Winooski, VT]
Nov 21st – Bungalow Bar & Grill (w/ Tar, Conflagration) [Manchester, NH]

Green Bastard “Pyre” by Midnight Werewolf Records

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Onera Posts “Cold Hand’s Caress” Lyric Video

A new lyric video from New England-based melodic doom outfit Onera is now playing online. The video was created by Dan Blomquist (Conclave) for the track “Cold Hand’s Caress,” culled from Onera’s recently self-released debut EP, “Olde.”

Though the entity of Onera is very new, the outfit unites a team of veterans from a wide array of acts including Morgion, Keen Of The Crow, Cortez, December Wolves, Watchmaker, and others who have been active in the scene for several decades.

In September 2015, Onera entered Amps vs Ohms in Cambridge, Massachusetts to capture these debut recordings.

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