Lago Premiere New Song “Soiled is the Crown” From Upcoming New Album “Sea of Duress”

Arizona death metal band Lago premiere a new song entitled “Soiled is the Crown”, taken from their upcoming new album “Sea of Duress”, which will be out in stores June 8th via Unique Leader. You can catch Lago live on the following dates:

6/1 Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest
6/8 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (album release show)

Check out now “Soiled is the Crown” below.

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Graves At Sea Kicks Off U.S. “Cold Dead Hands” Tour

Portland sludge/doom quartet Graves At Sea is currently embarked on “The Cold Dead Hands” tour 2017.

This tour kicked off yesterday evening in Boise, Idaho and closes on June 16th on the band’s home turf in Oregon. The trek includes performances at 71 Grind Fest in Colorado Springs, Colorado as well as Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle, Washington. See all remaining dates below.

Graves At Sea is touring in support of 2016 debut full-length, “The Curse That Is,” which was Engineered by Greg Wilkinson (Noothgrush, Brainoil) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, YOB).

5/31/2017 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
6/01/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
6/02/2017 71 Grind Fest @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
6/03/2017 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM
6/05/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/06/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
6/07/2017 Five Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
6/08/2017 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA
6/09/2017 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
6/10/2017 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
6/15/2017 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
6/16/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR

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Witch Vomit Announces “Poisoned Blood”

20 Buck Spin welcomes Portland, Oregon-based death metal coven Witch Vomit to the label’s ever-expanding roster of wrath, confirming the band’s “Poisoned Blood” for late June release. An advance stream of the track “Doomed In The Realm Of The Dead” has been issued today and can be heard below.

Offering four new tracks, put simply, “Poisoned Blood” is one of the most brutal recordings to come out of the Northwest in recent memory. Ranging from blasting deathgrind, foul Finnish obscurity, and liquified, cannibalistic necromancy, the riffs on this MLP bubble up like slimy green rot leaking from crypt walls.

Mastered at 45 RPM for maximum mangling, and completed with eye-splattering cover art by Matt Stikker, “Poisoned Blood” will see release through 20 Buck Spin on June 30th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro / Doomed In The Realm Of The Dead
2. Circle Of Blood
3. Accursed Temple Of The Great Deceiver
4. Fevers Of Torment

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New Song “Halfway To Hell” Streaming From Q5

Pacific Northwest hard rock act Q5 is streaming the new track “Halfway to Hell.” The song appears on the new album “New World Order” – the first album in 30 years – on July 8th. You can pre-order the album now on both Amazon.com: here and iTunes: here.

The track list for “New World Order” is:

1. We Came Here To Rock
2. One Night In Hellas
3. The Right Way
4. New World Order
5. Tear Up The Night
6. Halfway To Hell
7. A Prisoner Of Mind
8. Unrequited (A Woman Of Darkness And Steel)
9. Just One Kiss
10. Fear Is The Killer
11. Land Of The Setting Sun
12. A Warrior’s Song
13. Mach Opus 206 (Instrumental)
14. Get Next To You (Bonus Track)

Check out “Halfway to Hell” here:

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Announces Diadem Of 12 Stars Reissue And North American Tour Dates

Pacific Northwest black metal clan WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will proudly re-release their 2006 debut album Diadem Of 12 Stars through their own Artemisia Records in mid-June. The album will precede the band’s first East Coast North American dates in five years. Written almost exclusively in a windowless, black room over the long dark […]

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Drunk Dad Announces New LP “Ripper Killer”

Eolian Empire has confirmed the debut LP release from Portland’s Drunk Dad this Summer. The label comments:

“Portland’s one and only fuck-you-all-wave group is on a seemingly unstoppable trajectory. In the last two years they have hard-won the turned heads and knowing nods of enthusiastic youngsters and old cynics alike with their all-out assaults on rock and convention. Their art-fucked sludgy hardcore free-jazz noise rock is as unclassifiable as it is enthralling, the splendid result of a rare new band that not only knows what it wants but how to get it.

“Hatched at long disintegrating Portland punk house/venue Failhaus in 2010 — at first an almost homage, albeit a convincing one, to their Northwest heavy heroes — Drunk Dad quickly shoved their own way forward, dragging their dirty NW rock roots through sludge and noise and then mashing them together with metallic hardcore and avant diversions to form their own crusty scuzzcore.

“Their leavings, including a cassette-only Failhaus EP on Stankhouse Records and subsequent Morbid Reality 7” on Eolian Empire, have raked in accolades from all levels of media, as a ‘strategy of fomented eclecticism — push each influence hard enough, and they’ll eventually crumble into one another’ by Pitchfork, ‘brilliantly energetic’ by Echoes and Dust, ‘a pretzel-like intersection of genre super-highways that go in all directions at once’ by the Portland Mercury, and ‘an off-kilter, barely-tethered mass of sludge/crust/whateverthefuck that is as delightful as it is shoeless n’ shambling’ by Last Rites.

“Not known for going easy, in the past year Drunk Dad went at it even harder, culminating in their first full-length and gnarliest, most inventive, expansive, and-dare we say?-sophisticated record yet. With their first LP Ripper Killer, Drunk Dad breaks down the stifling genre walls of yore and rewires the wreckage into a megaheavy alloy of scuzz, filth, and noise in a knock-down, drag-out war of ill will wrapped in a nasty bow.”

Stand by for more banter on the pulverizing “Ripper Killer” as Eolian gears it up for release on heavyweight 12″ and digital delivery this coming July 1st, 2014. The band will also hold a reefer madness listening party for the album:

4/20/2014 Valentine’s – Portland, OR w/ J.O.P.O., Dark Wraith Covenant, Redneck

You can also check out the previous “Morbid Reality” release in the Bandcamp player available below.

Morbid Reality by Drunk Dad

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Scythia Releases New Album “…Of Conquest”

Vancouver, BC’s Scythia has officially released new album “…Of Conquest” today, and you can also now hear the full release in the player belwo or over at Bandcamp here.

The album was engineered/produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Halcyon Way, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany, with co-production by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God, Fear Factory). “…Of Conquest” was mixed by Nino Laurenne (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Kiuas, Firewind) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mastering credits go to Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Firewind, Korpiklaani,Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Fanfare 1516 02:55
2. Merchant of Sin 05:21
3. Bear Claw Tavern 03:12
4. Sailor’s Accolade 03:07
5. Reflections 04:46
6. Rise of the Kraken 04:37
7. Into the Storm 06:44
8. Land of Scythia 05:08
9. Wrath of the Ancients 03:10
10. Army of the Bear 04:41
11. Path Through the Labyrinth 12:53
12. Departure 03:46

“…Of Conquest” by Scythia

Scythia will also hit the road this spring on a tour of Canada and the Northwest U.S. Dates are as follows:

Mar 29th: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop w/ Ides of Winter, Eye of Horus, Ironstorm
Apr 3rd: Golden, BC @ Rockwater Grill
Apr 4th: Vancouver, BC @ Funky Winkerbeans w/ Iron Kingdom, 88 Mile Trip, Alchemy Chamber
Apr 5th: Longview, WA @ L&J Grill w/ Within the Pyre, Zorakarer
Apr 7th: Seattle, WA @ Two Bit Saloon w/ Zorakarer, Fallen Angels
Apr 8th: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge w/ Gorgon Stare, Terraclipse
Apr 19th: Calgary, AB @ Lord Nelson’s Pub w/ Viathyn, Enemyus, Skymir
Apr 26th: Calgary, AB @ The D w/ Wacken Battle

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Vhol Announces North American Tour Dates

Vhol has announced a string of Northwest dates to coincide with the recent release of the band’s self-titled debut album through Profound Lore Records. The dates are as follows:

08/13 – Oakland, CA @ The Metro (w/ TBA)
08/15 – Portland, OR @ Rotture (w/Atriarch, Honduran)
08/16 – Seattle, WA @ Highline (w/Uzala, Bone Sickness, Brainscraper)
08/17 – Tacoma, WA @ Java Jive (w/Lesbian, Trepanation)
08/18 – Vancouver BC @ Astoria (w/Burning Ghats, Hoopsnake, Hopeleus)

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Dog Shredder Premieres New Track & Announces Tour

Bellingham, Washington-based trio Dog Shredder has announced “Brass Tactics” 12″ has now been confirmed to hit the streets this April 17th via Seattle’s Good To Die Records.

The vinyl release follows their 2010 “Boss Rhino” EP. “Brass Tactics” was recorded and mixed by Adam B. Pike at Portland’s Toadhouse Studio and Paul Turpin at at Bellingham’s Champion Street Sound Studios. Levi Seitz mastered the record at Black Belt Mastering in Seattle.

Today Pitchfork is hosting the first public listen to the new madness from Dog Shredder with a premiere of the first track, “Battle Toads.” Click here to listen.

Dog Shredder has also confirmed a smattering of live appearances throughout the Northwest in support of the release of “Brass Tactics,” including two record release shows in April and a trio of dates in early May. A more extensive West Coast tour is being devised for early June and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Confirmed tour dates for Dog Shredder are as follows:

4/26/2012 Barboza – Seattle, WA – Brass Tactics Record Release Show w/ Sandrider, Monogamy Party, Brokaw

4/27/2012 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA – Brass Tactics Record Release Show w/ Sandrider + more

5/10/2012 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ Black Elk, White Orange, Norska

5/11/2012 The Comet – Seattle, WA w/ The Ruby Doe, Black Elk, Akimbo

5/12/2012 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA w/ The Ruby Doe, Black Elk, Akimbo

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Dog Shredder Premieres New Track & Announces Tour

Bellingham, Washington-based trio Dog Shredder has announced “Brass Tactics” 12″ has now been confirmed to hit the streets this April 17th via Seattle’s Good To Die Records.

The vinyl release follows their 2010 “Boss Rhino” EP. “Brass Tactics” was recorded and mixed by Adam B. Pike at Portland’s Toadhouse Studio and Paul Turpin at at Bellingham’s Champion Street Sound Studios. Levi Seitz mastered the record at Black Belt Mastering in Seattle.

Today Pitchfork is hosting the first public listen to the new madness from Dog Shredder with a premiere of the first track, “Battle Toads.” Click here to listen.

Dog Shredder has also confirmed a smattering of live appearances throughout the Northwest in support of the release of “Brass Tactics,” including two record release shows in April and a trio of dates in early May. A more extensive West Coast tour is being devised for early June and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Confirmed tour dates for Dog Shredder are as follows:

4/26/2012 Barboza – Seattle, WA – Brass Tactics Record Release Show w/ Sandrider, Monogamy Party, Brokaw

4/27/2012 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA – Brass Tactics Record Release Show w/ Sandrider + more

5/10/2012 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ Black Elk, White Orange, Norska

5/11/2012 The Comet – Seattle, WA w/ The Ruby Doe, Black Elk, Akimbo

5/12/2012 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA w/ The Ruby Doe, Black Elk, Akimbo

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