Obscura Premiere New Video “Mortification Of The Vulgar Sun” & Reveal Dates For Fall North American Tour

Obscura premiere the below music video for their track “Mortification Of The Vulgar Sun” to compliment the release of their fifth full-length album, “Diluvium“.

In other news Obscura also announced the dates for their fall North American run with Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi and Exist. Below’s where that trek will hit:

09/13 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
09/14 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
09/15 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/16 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/17 Calgary, AB – Dickens
09/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
09/20 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
09/21 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
09/22 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/23 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
09/24 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
09/25 Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/26 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
09/27 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
09/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/30 Orlando, FL – The Haven
10/01 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
10/02 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/03 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live!
10/04 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Gas Bar & Grill
10/06 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
10/07 Los Angeles, CA – 1720

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Plini Premiere New Video “Salt + Charcoal” – New EP “Sunhead” To Be Released This Month

Plini has a new EP called “Sunhead” scheduled for a July 27th release. Below you can check out a video for the a first song titled “Charcoal And Dust” from it. The track features guest backing vocals and production from Skyharbor‘s Devesh Dayal.

Speaking of how the effort came to be, Plini himself commented:

“I started working on the material almost straight after ‘Handmade Cities‘ was released in 2016, sort of with the goal to make a very big, small EP – aiming to put as much detail and refinement into the composition and playing as possible. Both musically and emotionally, the music is greatly influenced by the amount of touring and travel I’ve done in the past couple of years.

I was particularly inspired by Animals As Leaders (who I toured Europe and North America with in 2016), by the musical adventurousness in their last album, and Disperse (who I toured with in Europe in early 2017) for the way they seamlessly combined contemporary pop and electronic elements with prog-metal – updating a genre that sometimes seems (ironically for the name, “progressive”) entrenched in old musical cliches.

Aside from this, I think the ‘Sunhead‘ EP is a musical expression of the pure excitement that comes with traveling to new places, meeting new people and eating new things.”

August will find Plini out playing the following European/UK shows:

08/10 Karlovy Vary, CZE – Musicians Festival
08/11 Josefov, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/14 Budapest, HUN – A38 Roof
08/15 Krakow, POL – Alchemia
08/16 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
08/18 Somerset, UK – ArcTanGent Festival
08/19 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
08/22 Mosta, MLT – Razzett L’Ahmar

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Revocation launches video for first single from new album, ‘The Outer Ones’

– July 10th, 2018 –

‘The Outer Ones’ now available for pre-order

On September 28th, Revocation will release their new album, The Outer Ones, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of The Outer Ones, a video for the first single, “Of Unworldly Origin” (directed by David Brodsky / www.davidsbrodsky.com), can be viewed at: metalblade.com/revocation – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–transparent blue w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 750 copies)
–purple w/ kelly green splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–transparent grey inside opaque grey vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–opaque cyan / aqua vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–transparent olive green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–transparent red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–clear w/ red, blue & green splatter (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–clear water blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–transparent dark green/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The Outer Ones sees Revocation pushing both the death metal and progressive elements of their signature sound harder than ever. “I knew that I wanted to go in a darker direction, and this is our most death metal album to date,” states vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson. “Sometimes when death metal bands go down the prog route they lose some of that edge, but we wanted to keep the aggression at the forefront of what we do while still pushing our boundaries.” Moving away from the societal and historical themes that informed 2016′s Great is Our Sin, this time Davidson has immersed himself in the fantastic, evoking one of the great writers of the sci-fi/horror genre. “The title is my ode to H.P. Lovecraft and the entities of pure cosmic horror that rule that universe he created. Since the new music we were writing was so evil and spacey in sections it seemed to be the right title to fit the overall vibe. But while the lyrical content is largely influenced by such writings, in every allegory there is of course some reflection of the real world, so I enjoy writing in a way that could have one overlaying meaning and then another deeper, symbolic meaning as well.”


The Outer Ones track-listing
1. Of Unworldly Origin
2. That Which Consumes All Things
3. Blood Atonement
4. Fathomless Catacombs
5. The Outer Ones
6. Vanitas
7. Ex Nihilo
8. Luciferous
9. A Starless Darkness

On August 6th, The Outer Ones will be played in advance of release, at an exclusive album listening party (sponsored by Metal Injection) at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY – with Revocation‘s Dave Davidson in attendance! After the record is played in its entirety, fans are welcome to join Davidson for metal karaoke, plus discounted drinks all night long. To RSVP for this event, please email: revocationparty@gmail.com

This September/October, Revocation will head out on the road for their first North American headlining tour in several years, with Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, and Yautja as support. See below for all dates!


Revocation tour dates
w/ Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, Yautja

Sept. 17 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
Sept. 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Sept. 19 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Sept. 21 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Sept. 22 – Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
Sept. 23 – Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club
Sept. 24 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
Sept. 26 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Sept. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Sept. 28 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Sept. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Union
Sept. 30 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theatre
Oct. 1 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Oct. 3 – Vancouver, BC – Astoria*
Oct. 4 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
Oct. 5 – Seattle, WA – Highline
Oct. 6 – Portland, OR – Analog
Oct. 7 – Boise, ID – Shredder
Oct. 9 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Oct. 10 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Grill
Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Oct. 13 – Kent, OH – The Outpost
Oct. 14 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
Oct. 15 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck*
Oct. 16 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks*
Oct. 17 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques*
Oct. 18 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Oct. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
Oct. 20 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
*= No Exhumed

Revocation line-up:
David Davidson – Guitars / Vocals
Dan Gargiulo – Guitars / Vocals
Brett Bamberger – Bass / Vocals
Ash Pearson – Drums

Revocation online:
http://www.revocationband.com
https://www.facebook.com/Revocation
https://twitter.com/revocation
https://www.youtube.com/OfficialRevocation

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Carach Angren North American Tour With Mors Principium Est & Wolfheart Announced

Carach Angren will be out on their first-ever North American headlining tour this coming fall, called the ‘Pitch Black Horror Over North America Tour‘. They will be supported by Mors Principium Est and Wolfheart.

09/29 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
09/30 Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
10/1 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
10/2 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
10/3 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
10/4 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
10/5 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
10/6 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
10/7 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
10/9 Seattle, WA – Club SUR
10/10 Portland, OR – Analog Theater
10/11 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
10/13 Santa Ana, CA – Malone’s
10/14 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
10/15 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
10/16 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
10/18 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
10/19 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/20 Houston, TX – Acadia
10/21 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
10/22 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/23 Orlando, FL – The Haven
10/24 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
10/25 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
10/26 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
10/27 Manchester, NH – Jewel Nightclub
10/28 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater

Comments Carach Angren of that run:

“After many successful tours and incredible support from our truly dedicated fans we feel North America is ready to be drenched in the Pitch Black horrors of a fully extensive Carach Angren show this fall. Presenting our latest release “Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten“, and joined by well known hauntings from our previous albums – we will bring you a Horrifying roller coaster you won’t forget!”

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Black Tusk Debut New Song “Burn The Stars” & Announce Summer Tour w/ Whores. And WhiteNails

Black Tusk premiere a new track entitled “Burn The Stars” streaming below.

States the group: “‘Burn The Stars‘ is a nod to our punk roots, and highlights a journey through the unknown and sense of the fury towards the uncertain; enjoy!”

The track will appear on their upcoming effort, “T.C.B.T.“, out August 17th through Season Of Mist.

The group have also announced a North American run with WhiteNails and Whores. Below’s where that trek will stop:

With WhiteNails:

08/09 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
08/10 Lexington, KY – The Green Lantern
08/11 St Louis, MO – Fubar
08/12 Omaha, NE – Stoned Meadow Of Doom Festival
08/14 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club

With Whores. & WhiteNails:

08/15 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
08/16 Chicago, IL – Reggies
08/17 Canton, OH – Buzzbin
08/18 Columbus, OH – Space Bar
08/19 Hamtramck, MI – Small’s
08/20 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
08/22 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
08/23 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
08/24 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
08/25 Montague, MA – RPM Fest
08/26 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
08/28 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
08/29 Washington DC – DC9
08/30 Charleston, WV – The Bakery
08/31 Wilmington, – NC Reggies 42nd Street
09/01 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
09/02 Asheville, NC – Heavy Mountain Festival

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Decibel announces first wave of bands and breweries for Metal & Beer Fest LA, presented by Metal Blade Records

– June 25th, 2018 –

Join a gathering of craft brewings most morbid ales on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, 2018, as North America’s only monthly metal magazine brings the heaviest and hoppiest craft beer festival in the world to the historic Wiltern Theatre for the first-ever Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles.

Headliners include thrash legends Testament, who will play a special set of both their classic The New Order and The Gathering records in full, along with the Tom Gabriel Fischer-led Triptykon performing a special all-Celtic Frost set. Grind heroes Pig Destroyer, revered doom trio YOB, new thrash gods Power Trip, death metal upstarts Skeletal Remains, Bay Area bruisers Necrot and heavy metal new jacks Haunt round out the first wave of bands on the bill with the next round of high-profile acts to be announced mid-July.

“I’m sure we’ll see fans travel from all corners of the planet to witness this heavily overdue set!” exclaims Testament guitarist Eric Peterson. “Get your tickets quick! You won’t wanna miss this event. A gathering of the new order is upon us!”

Not to be outdone, the country’s most metal breweries will converge in a maelstrom of malt madness! Flagship breweries Three Floyds (IN), TRVE (CO), Weyerbacher (PA), Brash (TX), Adroit Theory (VA), Burial (NC), Hoof Hearted (OH), Societe (CA), Left Hand Brewing (CO), Phantom Carriage (CA), Hydra Brewing (SD), Mikkeller (CA) and Wayfinder (OR) will return while Wake (IL) and Black Sands (CA) will make their first Decibel Metal & Beer Fest pours. And just like when the musicians in the night’s best bands hang out before and after their sets, the metalheads that make these skull-crushing high-gravity beers will be headbanging along during the festivities, ready to toast exclusive samples and, of course, talk metal and beer.

“We are super excited to be working with our friends from Decibel on this year’s Metal & Beer Fest,” says Brian Slagel, CEO of Metal Blade Records, the festival’s presenting sponsor. “It will be a great time and we are honored to again be working with everyone at Decibel magazine.”

Special discounted early-bird weekend “Metal & Beer” tickets, entitling attendees to pours from each of the attending breweries all weekend long, go on sale Friday, June 29 at 9AM PST.

Until then, Los Angeles, prepare for the brew order!

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Decibel announces first wave of bands and breweries for Metal & Beer Fest LA, presented by Metal Blade Records

– June 25th, 2018 –

Join a gathering of craft brewings most morbid ales on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, 2018, as North America’s only monthly metal magazine brings the heaviest and hoppiest craft beer festival in the world to the historic Wiltern Theatre for the first-ever Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles.

Headliners include thrash legends Testament, who will play a special set of both their classic The New Order and The Gathering records in full, along with the Tom Gabriel Fischer-led Triptykon performing a special all-Celtic Frost set. Grind heroes Pig Destroyer, revered doom trio YOB, new thrash gods Power Trip, death metal upstarts Skeletal Remains, Bay Area bruisers Necrot and heavy metal new jacks Haunt round out the first wave of bands on the bill with the next round of high-profile acts to be announced mid-July.

“I’m sure we’ll see fans travel from all corners of the planet to witness this heavily overdue set!” exclaims Testament guitarist Eric Peterson. “Get your tickets quick! You won’t wanna miss this event. A gathering of the new order is upon us!”

Not to be outdone, the country’s most metal breweries will converge in a maelstrom of malt madness! Flagship breweries Three Floyds (IN), TRVE (CO), Weyerbacher (PA), Brash (TX), Adroit Theory (VA), Burial (NC), Hoof Hearted (OH), Societe (CA), Left Hand Brewing (CO), Phantom Carriage (CA), Hydra Brewing (SD), Mikkeller (CA) and Wayfinder (OR) will return while Wake (IL) and Black Sands (CA) will make their first Decibel Metal & Beer Fest pours. And just like when the musicians in the night’s best bands hang out before and after their sets, the metalheads that make these skull-crushing high-gravity beers will be headbanging along during the festivities, ready to toast exclusive samples and, of course, talk metal and beer.

“We are super excited to be working with our friends from Decibel on this year’s Metal & Beer Fest,” says Brian Slagel, CEO of Metal Blade Records, the festival’s presenting sponsor. “It will be a great time and we are honored to again be working with everyone at Decibel magazine.”

Special discounted early-bird weekend “Metal & Beer” tickets, entitling attendees to pours from each of the attending breweries all weekend long, go on sale Friday, June 29 at 9AM PST.

Until then, Los Angeles, prepare for the brew order!

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Clutch Officially Premiere New Song “How To Shake Hands”

Clutch premiere their new track “How To Shake Hands“ streaming below. The band’s press release offers:

“Clutch’s song ‘How to Shake Hands‘ traces its lineage back to Ry Cooder and John Lee Hooker via the song ‘John Lee Hooker for President‘. In that song Ry Cooder impersonates JLH giving a stump speech on what will happen when he becomes President. Clutch’s original idea of covering the Ry Cooder song was soon abandoned as Neil Fallon said he couldn’t do the song justice. Instead, Neil put his own lyrics in the style of Ry Cooder/JLH to a new Clutch song which ended up becoming the fast-paced ‘How to Shake Hands‘.”

Earlier this week Clutch announced this tour with Sevendust and Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown:

09/16 Chicago IL – Riotfest
09/18 St Paul, MN – Myth Live
09/19 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
09/21 Houston TX – House of Blues
09/22 San Antonio TX – River City Rock Fest
09/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
09/25 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
09/27 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
09/28 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
09/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (no Sevendust)
09/30 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/02 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/05 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/06 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
10/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/08 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/09 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/11 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
10/13 San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater (feat. System Of A Down, Incubus, At The Drive-In, etc.)
10/14 San Diego, CA – North Park/Observatory
10/15 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
10/17 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/18 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
10/19 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
10/20 Detroit, MI – The Filmore Detroit
10/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/23 Toronto, ON – Rebel
10/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/26 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/28 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

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Secret Cutter Premiere New Song “Oblivion” From Upcoming New Album “Quantum Eraser”

Bethlehem, PA based sludge and grind outfit Secret Cutter premiere a new song entitled “Oblivion”, taken from their upcoming new album “Quantum Eraser”, which will be released on July 6, with digital pre-orders available on Bandcamp, and vinyl via Deathwish Inc in North America and Holy Roar Records everywhere else.

Check out now “Oblivion” below.

Quantum Eraser by Secret Cutter

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Obscura Premiere New Track “Emergent Evolution” & Reveal North American Tour Plans With Beyond Creation And Archspire

Obscura premiere another new track off their forthcoming new effort “Diluvium“. The latest is called “Emergent Evolution” and you can hear it below. “Diluvium” will be out in stores on July 13th via Relapse.

In other news Obscura announce that they will be going on a North American headlining run that will also feature Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi and Exist. Details for said trek are still pending.

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