Cattle Decapitation Premiere “An Exposition Of Insides” – Detail New “Medium Rarities” Compilation

Cattle Decapitation will release a new rarities collection entitled “Medium Rarities” on November 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The compilation features six previously unreleased demos from their pre-“Human Jerky” days as well as bonus tracks and more from throughout the years.

Comments Travis Ryan of the set:

“‘Medium Rarities‘ is a project we started about 10 years ago, and we’re thrilled to see it finally happen! In 2008, I started compiling unreleased tracks, import bonus tracks and 7? releases for a rarities release – and even had the art created by the legendary Wes Benscoter, when we discovered that a key track was missing that we wanted to include on it.

Our album ‘To Serve Man‘ had a bonus track ready in case there was a Japanese version released, but that never happened – and the band members’ copies of the track got lost, seemingly forever! We felt a rarities compilation released without that bonus track would be a weird idea, and so the project got shelved until recently.

Heather Parsons of Metal Blade finally was able to unearth the track from an old disc that was tucked away in the Metal Blade vault! The lyrics to the song were unearthed along with it, and so we quickly got to work with compiling and mastering the rest. This is a nice, concise compilation of unreleased and hard-to-find tracks, complete with lyrics and cheeky vinyl color variant schemes, based on how people like their meat prepared.

The European vinyl variants also resemble diseased meats…But my favorite part is the cassette, which was created to look like the vintage cassette releases we grew up on – complete with the old school Metal Blade axe logo! A lot of thought and work went into this release, and we are pleased to finally be able to present to you…’Medium Rarities‘!”

01 – “Birth. Cancer. Death.”
02 – “No Future”
03 – “Chili Dispenser”
04 – “The Recapitation Of Cattle”
05 – “Thrombosis All-In”
06 – “Turn On The Masters”
07 – “Tripas De Pepe”
08 – “Vino De Lo Sanguifero”
09 – “Queso De Cabeza”
10 – “Birth. Cancer. Death.” (Demo)
11 – “Diarrhea De Dahmer” (Demo)
12 – “Human Jerky” (Demo)
13 – “Thrombosis All-In” (Demo)
14 – “Colon Blo” (Demo)
15 – “Flesh-Eating Disease” (Demo)
16 – “Burnt To A Crisp”
17 – “Sonny’s Burning”
18 – “Rotting Children For Remote Viewing”
19 – “You People”
20 – “World Full Of Idiots”
21 – “An Exposition Of Insides”
22 – “No Light And No Life”
23 – “Cannibalistic Invasivorism”

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The Black Dahlia Murder and Weyerbacher Brewing join forces with ‘Warborn’ Pale Ale

– September 20th, 2018 –

Warborn Pale Ale will be poured for the first time at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest (December 1 & 2) at the Wiltern in Los Angeles

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles, presented by Metal Blade Records, continues its mission of pairing the most extreme minds in music and craft beer with Warborn Rye Pale Ale. Melodic death metal crew The Black Dahlia Murder have joined forces with longtime Decibel partner Weyerbacher Brewing – who brewed the official beer for the Philadelphia festival in March – to create the drinkable 5% ABV rye pale ale.

“We’re extremely excited to pair with Weyerbacher in the creation of Warborn Rye Pale Ale for our appearance at Decibel Metal and Beer Fest Los Angeles,” The Black Dahlia Murder front-man Trevor Strnad says. “Named after the closing track of our third album, ‘Nocturnal‘, Warborn is sure to be a bona fide hit amongst even the most discerning metalhead palette in attendance. The nostalgic Bolt Thrower-esque artwork was originally commissioned by the band in 2009 for a limited run of Warborn-themed long sleeve shirts that were sold exclusively on a European festival tour, and has triumphantly returned here almost ten years later to grace each can of this exquisite craft beer of the same name. The original painting was expertly handled by one John Sibbick, who constructed the iconic futuristic war scene that adorned the first edition of Warhammer 40k and subsequently Bolt Thrower‘s ‘Realm of Chaos’ album.

Painstakingly aged to delicious perfection on white oak and seasoned in death metal glory, Warborn will emerge victorious!”

Warborn comes in at an easily-drinkable 5% ABV, so you can drink it from the time that doors open until The Black Dahlia Murder takes the stage. Just don’t spill while you rage! Tickets for Metal & Beer Fest can be purchased at: decibelmagazine.com

About Decibel Magazine:
Founded in 2004, Decibel Magazine is heavy metal’s most trusted voice. For over 13 years, Decibel has never deviated from its original mission of examining the past, present and future of metal. Since the debut issue (The Dillinger Escape Plan, October 2004), Decibel has evolved into the authoritative publication on heavy music. Members of the Decibel community know that their level of passion is matched by the magazine’s staff and writers, and they trust that Decibel will always guide them toward the best music from both undiscovered acts and their favorite major artists. Decibel isn’t just America’s only monthly metal magazine – with an array of dynamic, exclusive content, five national tours and multiple books in their arsenal, they’re the true voice of heavy metal.

About Metal Blade Records:
Metal Blade Records was formed in 1982, and still remains independent, with offices worldwide. Throughout the years, the label has released material for countless renown acts (such as Metallica, Slayer, etc.), and is currently home to Amon Amarth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse, and many other legendary artists. For more information, please visit: metalblade.com

About Weyerbacher:
Established in 1995, Weyerbacher Brewing was founded in a livery stable in the historic city of Easton, Pennsylvania. From the first big beer, their path in this industry became clear – making big, full-flavored, high quality brews – and they’ve never looked back! Weyerbacher is dedicated to making bold, innovative beers that challenge style boundaries.

About The Black Dahlia Murder:
The Black Dahlia Murder released their latest album, Nightbringers, to critical acclaim last fall. In the hands of guitarist Brian Eschbach – who co-founded the band with front-man Trevor Strnad in 2001 – and new recruit Brandon Ellis (Arsis, ex-Cannabis Corpse), Nightbringers is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic The Black Dahlia Murder, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal. To preview and purchase Nightbringers, please visit: metalblade.com/tbdm

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Armored Saint, Night Demon, Uada and Persekutor announced for Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles Pre-Fest

– September 18th, 2018 –

You’re planning to hit Los Angeles for the weekend of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: LA, right?

Of course, there is nothing to do in Los Angeles on a Friday night, so we’ve got you covered before the main event begins on Saturday. Get your pre-game started at the legendary Troubadour with the official Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles PRE-FEST, exclusively presented by Metal Blade Records and Church of the 8th Day! On Friday, November 30th, black metal enigmas Persekutor, melodic black/death titans Uada, California trad metal torchbearers Night Demon support a special appearance from old-school heavy metal heroes Armored Saint! Tickets are just $25 and are on sale at the Church of the 8th Day site here: bit.ly/2pdZRft

Note: Pre-Fest tickets are NOT included with the purchase of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles tickets.

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Armored Saint, Night Demon, Uada and Persekutor announced for Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles Pre-Fest

– September 18th, 2018 –

You’re planning to hit Los Angeles for the weekend of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: LA, right?

Of course, there is nothing to do in Los Angeles on a Friday night, so we’ve got you covered before the main event begins on Saturday. Get your pre-game started at the legendary Troubadour with the official Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles PRE-FEST, exclusively presented by Metal Blade Records and Church of the 8th Day! On Friday, November 30th, black metal enigmas Persekutor, melodic black/death titans Uada, California trad metal torchbearers Night Demon support a special appearance from old-school heavy metal heroes Armored Saint! Tickets are just $25 and are on sale at the Church of the 8th Day site here: bit.ly/2pdZRft

Note: Pre-Fest tickets are NOT included with the purchase of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles tickets.

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Mother Feather announces new album, ‘Constellation Baby’

– September 6th, 2018 –

Stream scorching first single “Red Hot Metal” now

New York City’s Mother Feather have perfected the formula to pay homage to the roots of punk’n’roll and heavy rock injected with their own brand of the divine feminine, and since their debut album have been keeping the audience on their toes. The evolution of their high-energy “pop cock rock” surges forward this November with their sophomore album Constellation Baby, out via Metal Blade Records / Blacklight Media.

The first taste of the new Mother Feather comes in the form of lead single “Red Hot Metal”, now available to stream and download. Just like you’d expect from the name, the track embodies the smoldering nature of the NYC five-piece, radiating controlled adrenaline, highlighted by the production of Grammy-nominated Joshua Valleau. Explains lead singer Ann Courtney, “‘Red Hot Metal is a deathmatch wrestling event of the anxious mind. It’s a fever dream of some of the darkest hours writing the new songs for the album, as I fought to keep my grip on my sanity and the wheel of an old – but fast – red car.”


“Red Hot Metal” indeed gives the listener a vibrant mental image – and Brooklyn Bazaar will witness their glittery, smoky stage presence later this month. Mother Feather will be opening up for metalhead disco-rockers Tragedy this September 29 – for more info, please visit: facebook.com/events/260967624482743/

Mother Feather‘s Constellation Baby will be available November 2 via Metal Blade / Blacklight Media, and is available for pre-order now at: metalblade.com/motherfeather – where you can also stream “Red Hot Metal”.

More on Mother Feather:
New York City. The lights go down, Mother Feather stride onto the stage. The bass frequency clarion call that kicks off their opening song charges its way through the packed room, a ripple of electricity riding off its back. Vocalist Ann Courtney steps to the microphone and purrs the first line: “I need your full attention…” And she’s got it. What follows, every single time the quintet stand before an audience, is pure rock and roll catharsis, for Courtney, for her band mates, and for every individual crammed into the room.

Mother Feather made their introduction with two independently released EPs, which were then released as their 2016 self-titled debut full-length on Metal Blade. Now, the band makes their Metal Blade return with their sophomore album Constellation Baby, an extension on the band’s self-styled pop cock rock, with catharsis bleeding through the speakers in the form of gritty, garage-y glamour. Their songs marry the scratchy yet catchy, swaggering and dangerous sounds of The Stooges, New York Dolls or The MC5 with the playfulness, pop sensibilities and exuberance of the finest 90s alt-rock, a little upbeat 50s rock n’ roll thrown in for good measure. Combined with Courtney’s overtly optimistic, inspiring lyrics, the band deliver an energizing and irresistible concoction that captures the attitude and beating heart of New York City on its best day, empowering everyone in their path.

Of course, the band is far bigger than Courtney alone, having surrounded herself with her best friends, who happen to be extremely talented musicians. Every member plays an intrinsic part when bringing the songs to life, both on record and when unleashed on stage. She affectionately refers to guitarist Chris Foley, bassist Matt Basile and drummer Gunnar Olsen as “three beasts”, all of them bringing so much attitude, energy and personality to the songs. Then there’s keyboardist/vocalist Elizabeth Carena, only ever “Lizzie” to Ann, whose interplay with Courtney is one of the most electrifying facets of their performances. “She’s my best friend, my hype woman, and we support and play off each other. I think it’s such an exciting, empowering thing to see two women on stage supporting each other and totally committed to pop cock rock. It’s an overtly feminist statement. I get excited when I see women with their eyes lit up in the crowd.”

Still, as thrilling as the album is, when it comes to Mother Feather all roads lead back to their incomparable live show. While some may look at the costumes, the makeup and the choreography and see the band as heirs to the crown of the likes of David Bowie and the mystique-chasing glam rock stars of the 70s, the last thing the band want is separation between artist and audience, the connection between them integral. “When I’m on stage it’s not a persona. Mother Feather is not a character. Mother Feather is the real me. Who I am off that stage is more of a persona,” she states plainly. “To make that connection with people you must commit, wholly, and that means being present in every breath and dance move. That’s where the space is, to be wild and crazy and nasty and vulnerable, the space to be terrifying. I want to see everything in a rock show. I want the horror, I want the beauty, I want the fun, I want it to be garish. I want it to be wild, I want it to be loud, I want the drama, I want the camp, I want it to be stripped bare. I want to have the whole world for dinner. So that’s what we try to do, every single time.”

Constellation Baby track-listing
1. Red Hot Metal
2. Man, I Wish You Were Here
3. ICU
4. Snakebite
5. Desert Island
6. Constellation Baby
7. Totally Awesome
8. Shake Your Magic 8 Ball
9. Supernatural
10. I Blow A Kiss

Mother Feather online:
http://www.motherfeather.com
https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather
https://twitter.com/MOTHERFEATHER
http://instagram.com/motherfeatherofficial

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Mother Feather announces new album, ‘Constellation Baby’

– September 6th, 2018 –

Stream scorching first single “Red Hot Metal” now

New York City’s Mother Feather have perfected the formula to pay homage to the roots of punk’n’roll and heavy rock injected with their own brand of the divine feminine, and since their debut album have been keeping the audience on their toes. The evolution of their high-energy “pop cock rock” surges forward this November with their sophomore album Constellation Baby, out via Metal Blade Records / Blacklight Media.

The first taste of the new Mother Feather comes in the form of lead single “Red Hot Metal”, now available to stream and download. Just like you’d expect from the name, the track embodies the smoldering nature of the NYC five-piece, radiating controlled adrenaline, highlighted by the production of Grammy-nominated Joshua Valleau. Explains lead singer Ann Courtney, “‘Red Hot Metal is a deathmatch wrestling event of the anxious mind. It’s a fever dream of some of the darkest hours writing the new songs for the album, as I fought to keep my grip on my sanity and the wheel of an old – but fast – red car.”


“Red Hot Metal” indeed gives the listener a vibrant mental image – and Brooklyn Bazaar will witness their glittery, smoky stage presence later this month. Mother Feather will be opening up for metalhead disco-rockers Tragedy this September 29 – for more info, please visit: facebook.com/events/260967624482743/

Mother Feather‘s Constellation Baby will be available November 2 via Metal Blade / Blacklight Media, and is available for pre-order now at: metalblade.com/motherfeather – where you can also stream “Red Hot Metal”.

More on Mother Feather:
New York City. The lights go down, Mother Feather stride onto the stage. The bass frequency clarion call that kicks off their opening song charges its way through the packed room, a ripple of electricity riding off its back. Vocalist Ann Courtney steps to the microphone and purrs the first line: “I need your full attention…” And she’s got it. What follows, every single time the quintet stand before an audience, is pure rock and roll catharsis, for Courtney, for her band mates, and for every individual crammed into the room.

Mother Feather made their introduction with two independently released EPs, which were then released as their 2016 self-titled debut full-length on Metal Blade. Now, the band makes their Metal Blade return with their sophomore album Constellation Baby, an extension on the band’s self-styled pop cock rock, with catharsis bleeding through the speakers in the form of gritty, garage-y glamour. Their songs marry the scratchy yet catchy, swaggering and dangerous sounds of The Stooges, New York Dolls or The MC5 with the playfulness, pop sensibilities and exuberance of the finest 90s alt-rock, a little upbeat 50s rock n’ roll thrown in for good measure. Combined with Courtney’s overtly optimistic, inspiring lyrics, the band deliver an energizing and irresistible concoction that captures the attitude and beating heart of New York City on its best day, empowering everyone in their path.

Of course, the band is far bigger than Courtney alone, having surrounded herself with her best friends, who happen to be extremely talented musicians. Every member plays an intrinsic part when bringing the songs to life, both on record and when unleashed on stage. She affectionately refers to guitarist Chris Foley, bassist Matt Basile and drummer Gunnar Olsen as “three beasts”, all of them bringing so much attitude, energy and personality to the songs. Then there’s keyboardist/vocalist Elizabeth Carena, only ever “Lizzie” to Ann, whose interplay with Courtney is one of the most electrifying facets of their performances. “She’s my best friend, my hype woman, and we support and play off each other. I think it’s such an exciting, empowering thing to see two women on stage supporting each other and totally committed to pop cock rock. It’s an overtly feminist statement. I get excited when I see women with their eyes lit up in the crowd.”

Still, as thrilling as the album is, when it comes to Mother Feather all roads lead back to their incomparable live show. While some may look at the costumes, the makeup and the choreography and see the band as heirs to the crown of the likes of David Bowie and the mystique-chasing glam rock stars of the 70s, the last thing the band want is separation between artist and audience, the connection between them integral. “When I’m on stage it’s not a persona. Mother Feather is not a character. Mother Feather is the real me. Who I am off that stage is more of a persona,” she states plainly. “To make that connection with people you must commit, wholly, and that means being present in every breath and dance move. That’s where the space is, to be wild and crazy and nasty and vulnerable, the space to be terrifying. I want to see everything in a rock show. I want the horror, I want the beauty, I want the fun, I want it to be garish. I want it to be wild, I want it to be loud, I want the drama, I want the camp, I want it to be stripped bare. I want to have the whole world for dinner. So that’s what we try to do, every single time.”

Constellation Baby track-listing
1. Red Hot Metal
2. Man, I Wish You Were Here
3. ICU
4. Snakebite
5. Desert Island
6. Constellation Baby
7. Totally Awesome
8. Shake Your Magic 8 Ball
9. Supernatural
10. I Blow A Kiss

Mother Feather online:
http://www.motherfeather.com
https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather
https://twitter.com/MOTHERFEATHER
http://instagram.com/motherfeatherofficial

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Behemoth Premiere New Song & Music Video “Wolves Ov Siberia” From Upcoming New Album “I Loved You At Your Darkest”

Behemoth premiere a new song and music video “Wolves Ov Siberia”, taken from their upcoming new album “I Loved You At Your Darkest”, which will be out in stores October 5 via Metal Blade Records.

Check out now “Wolves Ov Siberia” below.

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Satan Premiere New Song “Death Knell For A King” From Upcoming New Album “Cruel Magic”

NWOBHM legends SATAN premiere a new song called “Death Knell For A King”, taken from their upcoming new album “Cruel Magic”, which will be out in stores September 7 via Metal Blade Records.

Check out now “Death Knell For A King” below.

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Allstar death metal band Siege Of Power releases third single, “Violence In The Air”

– August 28th, 2018 –

On September 7th, Metal Blade Records will release Warning Blast, the debut album by multinational allstar death metallers Siege Of Power! For a preview of Warning Blast, the third single, “Violence In The Air”, can be heard now at: youtube.com/watch?v=hMxVZlvX-Z8

The band comments: “‘Violence in the Air’ is the 3rd single of our album ‘Warning Blast‘. A short midtempo track, which is a bit more beatdown crossover – which displays a good view on what Siege Of Power is all about.”

For another preview of Warning Blast, head over to metalblade.com/siegeofpower – where the videos for the first two singles, “The Cold Room” and “Mushroom Cloud Altar”, can be viewed, and the album can be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–ltd. Digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks
–180g black vinyl
–cool grey marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–slate blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–clear smoky white-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)

Siege Of Power is:
Chris Reifert – Vocals (Autopsy, Violation Wound, Abscess, Painted Doll)
Paul Baayens – Guitars (Asphyx, ex-Hail of Bullets, Thanatos)
Theo van Eekelen – Bass (ex-Hail of Bullets, ex-Houwitser, ex-Grand Supreme Blood Court)
Bob Bagchus – Drums (ex-Asphyx, Soulburn, ex-Grand Supreme Blood Court)

No bullshit compromises of any kind whatsoever. That’s what Siege Of Power is all about! Siege Of Power started in 2013 as a project without any expectations. Shortly after releasing a split album it was left for dead, buried and almost forgotten until the rotten corpse was exhumed in 2017. This resulted in a no-nonsense extreme metal album mixed with several doomdozers. Influences vary from Carnivore and SOD to Discharge and Amebix, done in their own style.

Warning Blast track-listing
1. Conquest for What?
2. For the Pain
3. Bulldozing Skulls
4. Born into Hate
5. Torture Lab
6. Uglification
7. Trapped and Blinded
8. Diatribe
9. Warning Blast
10. Mushroom Cloud Altar
11. Lost and Insane
12. Bleeding for the Cause
13. Escalation ’til Extermination
14. Privileged Prick
15. Short Fuse
16. Violence in the Air
17. It Will Never Happen
18. The Cold Room

Siege Of Power online:
http://www.siegeofpower.com

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Monstrosity Premiere New Song “Radiated” From Upcoming New Album “The Passage Of Existence”

Florida death metal outfit Monstrosity will release their first studio effort in 11 years, “The Passage Of Existence”, on September 7 through Metal Blade Records.

The album’s third single, “Radiated”, can be heard below.

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