Hair Puller Premiere New Song “Chores” From Upcoming New Album “Old Friend”

Portland, Oregon’s sludge outfit Hair Puller premiere a new song titled “Chores”, taken from their upcoming new album “Old Friend”, which will be out in stores November 16th.

Check out now “Chores” below.

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Coffin Rot & Molder Premiere New Songs From Upcoming New Split Release

Coffin Rot from Portland, Oregon, and Chicago-based Molder premiere two new songs, taken from their upcoming new split release, which Maryland-based label Rotted Life Records will release on November 9th.

Check out now Coffin Rot’s cover of Cancer’s “Hung, Drawn and Quartered” below.

ANd right below you can check out now Molder’s take on Morgue’s “Repulsive Death” below.

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COMESS Premiere New Video “Pit Dweller” From Upcoming New Album “Botched & Flailed”

Louisville, Kentucky-based extreme metal unit COMESS will release their annihilating Botched & Flailed full-length next month. Captured by Tom Curtis of Dead Bird Studios in Louisville, Kentucky and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Full of Hell, Vallenfyre) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon, the record boasts eleven tracks of noise-strewn, nihilistic, audio bedlam.

Comments the band:”Botched & Flailed, being our first record, was a huge success in our eyes. We captured something many bands with many more resources strive to achieve. We spent countless hours making every second count, making it the best it could be.Through the ease and mastery of tracking and mixing with Tom Curtis, to the final touches by the heavy music god Brad Boatright, we feel we have created one hell of a punishing record.”

Botched & Flailed will be self-released on June 15th on CD and all digital platforms with preorders to be announced soon.

In the meantime, check out the maniacal video clip for “Pit Dweller” below.

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Worws Debuts New Song “Standing in Place” From Upcoming New Album “Truth To Power”

Portland, Oregon hardcore metal/crossover outfit Worws debuts a new song entitled “Standing in Place”, taken from the band’s upcoming second album “Truth To Power”, which is due for arrival on September 22nd via Bandcamp.

Check out now “Standing in Place” below.

Tells vocalist Tony Mesue about the track’s subject matter:

“‘Standing in Place‘ is a metaphor illustrating the desensitization of society and the no action/lack of motivation due to fear. Others may have a purpose to stand, but others play a role in keeping us from our ultimate goals and or finish line! This song is meant to be an example of the duality in life and the roles others play around us, wasting our time!”

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Hell Debuts New Song “Helmzmen” From Upcoming Self-Titled Album

Salem, Oregon based funeral sludge doom outfit Hell debuts a new song entitled “Helmzmen”, taken from the band’s upcoming self-titled full-length, which will be out in stores through Sentient Ruin on August 11.

Check out now “Helmzmen” below.

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GWAR to commandeer Vans’ #GWARped Tour social media accounts today!

– June 6th, 2017 –

Attention filthy humans: as you already know, your Lords and Masters GWAR will be hitting the road this summer as part of the Vans’ Warped Tour…scratch that…it is now called the Vans’ #GWARpedTour. That’s right, our alien overlords are working on their plans to take over the entire tour, and today they are beginning to put this plan into motion by taking over the #GWARpedTour social media accounts. Rumor has it that the band will be revealing some details about their upcoming album, as well as filling you in on what you can expect this year from the Mighty Scumdog Warriors!

“I don’t look forward to much but I gotta say, there’s no other job on Earth where you get paid to spray blood on kids. To make sure we had enough vital fluids for this #GWARped Tour we had to sacrifice the inhabitants of an entire island community!” says guitarist Pustulus Maximus.

Make sure to follow all of the action at the following links:

GWAR on the #GWARpedTour:
June 16: Seattle, WA @ Century Link North Lot
June 17: Salem, OR @ Oregon State Fairgrounds
June 21: Albuquerque, NM @ Balloon Fiesta Park
June 22: Phoenix, AZ @ Fear Farm Festival Grounds
June 23: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel
June 24: Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fair Park
June 25: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
June 27: Nashville, TN @ The Fairgrounds Nashville
June 28: Metairie, LA @ Zephyr Field
June 29: Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
June 30: Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
July 1: St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa) @ Vinoy Park
July 2: West Palm Beach, FL (Miami) @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
July 4: Wilmington, NC @ Legion Stadium
July 6: Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 7: Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 8: Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 9: Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
July 10: Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 11: Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
July 12: Mansfield, MA (Boston) @ Xfinity Center
July 13: Darien Center, NY (Buffalo) @ Darien Lake PAC
July 14: Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
July 15: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 16: Columbia, MD (Washington, DC) @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 18: Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) @ Blossom Music Center
July 19: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 20: Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 21: Tinley Park, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 22: Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 23: Shakopee, MN (Minneapolis) @ Canterbury Park
July 24: Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
July 26: Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino
July 27: Bonner Springs, KS (Kansas City) @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
July 28: Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
July 29: San Antonio, TX @ AT&T center
July 30: Houston, TX @ NRG Park – Main Street Lot
Aug. 1: Las Cruces, NM @ New Mexico State University (Intramural Field)
Aug. 4: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 5: San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
Aug. 6: Pomona, CA @ Fairplex Pomona

GWAR online:

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Gaytheist Streams New Track “Let’s Get Astrophysical”

Good to Die stalwart (and Metalunderground favorite) Gaytheist is back with a brand new full-length album, due out June 16th.

“Let’s Jam Again Soon” features 14 sizzling tracks packed into 30 minutes and marks the band’s 4th release on Good to Die Records, serving as the follow-up to 2015’s “Gay*Bits,” a split album with Portland, Oregon’s Rabbits.

Today a new song from “Let’s Jam Again Soon” comes online – check out “Let’s Get Astrophysical” in the player below. Gaytheist will also the road in late June for string of dates and record release shows.

June 23rd, Chico, CA – The Maltese
June 24th, Reno, NV – The Loving Cup
June 25th, SLC, UT – Diabolical Records
June 26th, Laramie, WY – Babe Haus
June 27th, Denver, CO – Mutiny Information Cafe
June 28th, SLC, UT – Metro Music Hall
June 29th, Boise, ID – Wastelander Studios
June 30th, Seattle, WA – Black Lodge
July 1st, Portland, OR – The Know
July 3rd, Portland, OR – Kenton Club

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Shining’s Portland Show Cancelled After Accusations Of Racism & Groping Women

The Tonic Lounge (Portland, Oregon) has cancelled today’s (May 17th) Shining show, due to vocalist Niklas Kvarforth’s alleged behavior at a bar and show a few nights prior.

States the Tonic Lounge:

“Tonic Lounge has decided to cancel the Shining show that was scheduled for this Wednesday, May 17th.
All tickets will be refunded.

We regret having not researched this band more before approving their show. After booking them, it was brought to our attention that Shining’s singer has done and said many things that could be considered offensive, dangerous, or destructive. While we were learning about and considering these issues, the list continued to grow, including a recent report that the he may have been involved in the drugging of someone’s drink.

This morning we received a call from a trusted friend in Boise Idaho, detailing the events that took place while Shining were there on Sunday. We were told that the singer of Shining went to the local punk bar Mulligans before their concert, and was groping women and threatening to stab employees, and had to be removed.

We were also told that later, while performing at The Shredder, he used many blatant racist and homophobic slurs on stage, threatened audience members with rape, slapped audience members in the face, and was sieg heil saluting repeatedly throughout their performance.

Sometimes words and allegations on the internet can be difficult to navigate, but a story like this coming from a friend is not. The above types of behavior are simply not acceptable at Tonic Lounge. This isn’t about censorship. This is about protecting our venue, our staff, and our patrons.

This decision was not made under pressure by any individuals or political groups. We believe in freedom of expression and are not quick to pull the plug on any band booked at our club. However, we are not going to invite someone into our space to spout hate speech on our stage, and/or put our staff and patrons in harm’s way.

We are still in full support of Famine Fest Presents, the other bands who were on the bill, and all of our friends and customers who planned on attending. We hope you all can respect our decision to do what’s best for our club and those within it.”

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Artwork For New Album “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” Issued By Doll Skin

U.S. female punk rock band Doll Skin has released the cover art for the upcoming sophomore LP “Manic Pixie Dream Girl,” which hits stores on June 16th via EMP Label Group/Amped and in Europe June 23th via EMP/SPV. The album was produced and mixed by Cage9 frontman Evan Rodaniche (Lacey Sturm, Powerman 5000).

“Manic Pixie Dream Girl” is the follow up to Doll Skin’s EMP debut, 2016’s “In Your Face (Again),” which was produced by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, which garnered massive worldwide press and spawned multiple singles and saw the band tour much of the year with Otep, Lacey Sturm, Fire From The Gods, Hellyeah, Dead Kennedys, Escape The Fate, September Mourning, Through Fire, and more.

See Doll Skin live at these confirmed dates:


5/02 Lubbock, TX. @ Backstage Live w/ Never Say Die
5/03 Abilene, TX. @ My Place w/ Never Say Die
5/04 Ft Worth, TX. @ Ridglea Theatre w/ Never Say Die
5/06 Hutchinson, KS. @ The Rusty Needle w/ Another Lost Year & Never Say Die
5/09 Peoria, IL. @ Rail II w/ Drugs Delaney & Evil Engine
5/10 Joliet, IL. @ Bada Brew w/ Drugs Delaney & Evil Engine
5/11 Ft Atkinson, WI. @ Hijynx w/ Evil Engine
5/12 Mt Calvary, WI. @ Maximillians w/ Evil Engine
5/13 LaCrosse, WI. @ The Warehouse w/ In Solace
5/14 Dubuque, IA. @ The Venue
5/15 Omaha, NE. @ Lookout Lounge w Green Death
5/17 Scottsbluff, NE @Union Bar & Grill
5/19 Oklahoma City, OK @ Thunder Alley


June 16 — CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA
June 17 — Oregon State Fairgrounds – Salem, OR
June 21 — Balloon Fiesta Park – Albuquerque, NM
June 22 — Fear Farm – Phoenix, AZ
June 23 — Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
June 24 — Utah State Fair Park – Salt Lake City, UT
June 25 — Pepsi Center – Denver, CO

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Vicious Rumors Announces New Lineup And Tour Dates

If you don’t know by now, Vicious Rummors is indeed a living entity; always progressing and evolving with time. 38 years and 16 albums later… the band promised some major announcements and here they are: Vicious Rumors is proud to welcome back lead singer Brian Allen, who sang on SPV/Steamhammer albums “Razorback Killers” (2011), “Live You to Death” (2012) and “Electric Punishment “(2013).”

Brian left the band in 2013 for family reasons and returns with full force and power. Geoff Thorpe says: “We’re so excited to have Brian back! Life really does have a funny way of coming full circle!”

Singer Nick Holleman has subsequently left the band to pursue other projects. He may be leaving “the band.” but he’s definitely not leaving “the family.” Thorpe says: “With no bad feelings at all we wish Nick all the best and thank him for 4 great years of recording and touring.!”

Vicious Rumors is already working on a killer new studio album, and furthermore introduces a new lead guitarist from Portland, OR baned Gunnar DüGrey. Thorpe comments: “His style, feel and general playing ability is out of this world!”

In the summer of 2017, the band will perform an exclusive German Open Air concert at the prestigious Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen as well as a series of club shows. The only current North American appearance is scheduled at Bossanova Ballroom in Portland, OR on June 24th. A full European headline tour is being booked by EAM booking agency for November (exact dates and support bands will be announced in July).

Vicious Rumors 2017 consists of:

Brian Allen – vocals
Geoff Thorpe – guitars
Gunnar DüGrey – guitars
Tilen Hudrap – bass
Larry Howe – drums

24.06.US-Portland, Oregon – Bossanova Ballroom

07.07.D-Munich – Backstage
08.07.NL-Eindhoven – Dynamo Club (with Death Angel)
09.07.D-Marburg – Knubbel
15.07.D-Balingen – Bang Your Head Festival
16.07.D-Frankfurt – Zoom (with Death Angel)

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