Dying Fetus Announces European Tour Dates

Death metal veterans Dying Fetus has announced a string of headlining shows across Europe this summer, as well as a number of festival appearances. The tour begins August 2nd at Wacken Open Air in Germany and ends August 25th at Death Feast in Andernach, DE. Direct support will be provided by Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore and Venom Prison on select dates. The tour includes additional festival appearances at Brutal Assault, Rockstadt Extreme, Party San and more. All confirmed tour dates are listed below.

August 2 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
August 3 – Brasov, Romania – Rockstadt Extreme
August 5 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Randal Club #
August 6 – Warsaw, Poland – Proxima #=
August 7 – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu #=
August 9 – Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault
August 10 – Schlotheim, Germany – Party San
August 11 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave
August 12 – Arlon, Belgium – L’Entrepot *=
August 13 – London, UK – Islington Academy *#=?
August 14 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy *#=?
August 15 – Oberhausen, Germany – Kulttempel *#=?
August 16 – Pagney-derriere-Barine, France – Chez Paulette *#=?
August 17 – Dinkelsbuhl, Germany – Summer Breeze
August 18 – Paris, France – Petit Bain =?
August 19 – Saint-Nolff, France – Motocultor Festival
August 20 – Montpellier, France – Secret Place #=?
August 21 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff #=?
August 22 – Milano, Italy – Spazio Naif #=?
August 23 – Klagenfurt, Austria – Club Stereo #=?
August 24 – Lindau, Germany – Club Vaudeville ?
August 25 – Andernach, Germany – Death Feast

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Aborted Reveals New Album Title, Release Date And Announces European Tour With Cryptopsy

Belgian deathgrind veterans Aborted has posted a message online revealing the details of their forthcoming new studio album. A post on their official Facebook account reads:

“We have some exciting news to share with you all – as many of you know, we entered the studio to start the recording of our new studio album which will be called “TerrorVision”. Expect nothing less than brutal death metal on the highest level, enriched by the dark melodic twist of our latest EP, “Bathos”. “TerrorVision” is set to be released on September 21, 2018 via Century Media Records. Aborted will return to the death metal clubs of Europe in early November, joined by Cryptopsy, Benighted and Cytotoxin. Do not miss the brutal death metal package in autumn!

Aborted’s vocalist Sven De Caluwe comments on the album and tour:

“So here we are, at it again. We just spent a little over two weeks recording the follow up to Retrogore, entitled TerrorVision at the mighty Kohlekeller Studios in Germany. Tracking is coming to its end, and it’s been a record we poured a ton of work in over the last year or so. This is actually the first record we were able to do full pre-productions for and had Kohle involved in with since the beginning, and let me tell you, the result is there. We all feel very proud and strongly about how this beast is shaping. Get ready for the most ambitious, varied and brutal Aborted record so far. Kohle has been pushing us beyond the limit of what we have ever done and stuff is sounding massive; always a pleasure to have him involved.

“Next to that we can’t be more excited to announce the line-up for our Hell Over Europe II tour. Last time we had a killer package; well this time for the release of TerrorVision I think not only do we have one of the best brutal death metal packages we could put together; but it’s also the most awesome company of friends we could dream to share the road with for a month. Get ready to have your bodies annihilated by our friends of Cryptopsy, Benighted and Cytotoxin next to yours truly of course. This is going to be the party you don’t wanna miss out on, we are ecstatic to share the road with our good friends and hang with you all, see you all out there, PREPARE TO GRIND!!!!!!”

The tour dates are as follows:

01/11/2018 TH NL Leeuwarden Neushoorn
02/11/2018 FR FR Mulhouse Noumatrouff
03/11/2018 SA BE Sint Niklaas Casino
04/11/2018 SU FR ST-Brieuc La Citrouille
08/11/2018 TH FR Biarritz Atabal
09/11/2018 FR ES Madrid Caracol
10/11/2018 SA ES Barcelona Boveda
11/11/2018 SU FR Lyon CCO
12/11/2018 MO IT Brescia Circolo Colony
13/11/2018 TU Sl Ljubljana Orto Bar
14/11/2018 WE CH Fribourg Fri-Son
15/11/2018 TH AT Vienna Arena
16/11/2018 FR DE Munich Feierwerk
17/11/2018 SA CZ Ostrava Barak Music Club
18/11/2018 SU CZ Prague Roxy
19/11/2018 MO PL Poznan Klub Y Bazyla
20/11/2018 TU DE Berlin Cassiopeia
21/11/2018 WE DK Copenhagen Pumpehuset
22/11/2018 TH DE Hamburg Bambi Galore
23/11/2018 FR DE Essen Turock
24/11/2018 SA DE Weinheim Café Central
25/11/2018 SU NL Eindhoven Dynamo

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Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Discusses Sexual Harassment

In the latest in a series of videos posted online by Nuclear Blast, Ministry frontman and founder Al Jourgensen has weighed in on the high profile claims of sexual harassment. Like former U.S. Senator Al Franken, Jourgensen admits he’s done things that he’s not proud of. “But you grow, you learn, you listen,” he says. Jourgensen has taken an objective look at some of his actions from the past that he didn’t consider sexist at the time, but, today’s raised awareness has given him a fresh perspective.

“Now it’s time for the men to buck up and start thinking,” he says. “We’ve slated our society to be exploitative and men have been rewarded by this system, but now, we’re starting to think.

“It’s not going to be an overnight thing, but at least start thinking. ‘Ok, I remember this party back, maybe 10 years ago where I did…yeah…I see that that was weird, I can see where I could have possibly weirded someone out…’ just that is a step forward. Just for a man to think ‘you know what? That was fucked up.’ That’s a step forward and that’s where we need to be and that’s what these discussions that are happening right now are doing…hopefully.”

“AmeriKKKant” tour dates:

March 22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
March 23 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
March 24 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
March 26 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
March 28 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
March 29 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
March 31 Union Hall, Edmonton, AB CANADA
April 1 Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB CANADA
April 3 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
April 5 Boubon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
April 7 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
April 8 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
April 10 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
April 11 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
April 12 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
April 14 Opera House, Toronto, ON CANADA
April 15 MTelus, Montreal, QC CANADA
April 17 Royale, Boston, MA
April 18 Aura, Portland, ME
April 19 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
April 21 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
April 22 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
April 23 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
April 25 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
April 26 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
April 28 Levitation Festival, Austin, TX

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Cancer Bats Announce “Hail Destroyer” 10th Anniversary Live Shows

Cancer Bats announces two special tenth anniversary shows for their 2008 release “Hail Destroyer“. The shows will take place at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, ON on April 20th and 21st. Cancer Bats will be performing the album in full each night.

TORONTO WE’RE GONNA CELEBRATE AT LEES PALACE!! LETS PARTY. TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY!! via @cancerbats on Instagram pic.twitter.com/GzEZZM9dQM

— Cancer Bats (@cancerbats) December 5, 2017

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Prosthetic Records Inks Deal With Sorxe, New Album Details And First Single Released

Phoenix, AZ-based experimental sludge/post metal band Sorxe has announced the band’s signing to Prosthetic Records. The band will release its second full-length album “Matter & Void” on November 24th.

“Matter & Void” was recorded, mixed and co-produced by Matt Bayles (Russian Circles, Botch, Isis). The album will be available via CD, limited edition violet and black swirl LP and all digital outlets. Pre-orders are available now at this location.

The four-piece relies heavily on improvisation, pulling ideas from an eclectic well of inspiration ranging from Neurosis, Swans, Melvins and Pink Floyd. SORXE consists of guitarist/vocalist Tanner Crace, drummer Shane Ocell, and two bassists – Christopher Coons and Jonathan Portnoy, who tread new psychedelic ground into the unknown.

Crace comments on the signing: “Sorxe is humbled and honored to join the Prosthetic family! We have much music to share with everyone and we are truly excited to have this platform and support of the label to be able to extend our reach. We are greatly looking forward to the ‘Matter & Void’ album release, touring, and bringing the music to a wider audience of people all over the world. Thank you!”

The first single “Hypnotizer,” can be streamed via Metal Injection either at this location, or just below in the player provided.

Crace says about the track: “Lyrically there’s a lot of intertwining themes about the cold calculating and unforgiving nature of existence. The song ‘Hypnotizer’ deals with the allure and seduction of new technologies and how it’s all sold to all of us to make life easier, but the double edge sword of the matter is we are becoming even more distant and distracted. Life is getting more chaotic and moving faster than we can keep up.

“Musically we feel the album as a whole is more advanced structurally than our self-released debut Surrounded by Shadows, while at the same time it feels simpler. We really wanted to build on certain themes and let them grow and contort to suck you in, grab your attention and then take you on a journey with us. A lot of the inspiration comes from visual cues, certain vibes in movies we like, etc.”

The artwork and track listing for the album is:

1. Hypnotizer
2. Distraction Party
3. Never To See
4. Black Water
5. Eastern Transmission
6. The Endless Chasm

Check out “Hypnotizer” here:

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God Mother Debuts New Song “De Ovälkomna” From Upcoming New Album “Vilseledd”

God Mother debuts a new song entitled “De Ovälkomna”, taken from the upcoming new album “Vilseledd”, which Party Smasher Inc. will have in stores on September 29th. The new track sports a guest turn from Jonas Holmberg and Patrik Andersson of This Gift Is A Curse.

Check out now “De Ovälkomna” below.

States God Mother frontman Sebastian August Campbell of it:

“The idea of the lyrics came from one of our tours in northern Sweden during the winter, where the days are short and the night is always looming. Some days, even farther up north, the sun doesn’t show face at all. Winter depression is a real factor in Scandinavia. This song is a praise for the crawling chaos behind the veil of civilized human society that lives after the sun’s hours.”

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The 3rd Annual “Bowl For Ronnie” Charity Bowling Party 10/6

The Third Annual “Bowl For Ronnie” Charity Bowling PartyReturns Friday, October 6th to Benefit theRonnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund The third annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event, […]

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The 3rd Annual “Bowl For Ronnie” Charity Bowling Party 10/6

The Third Annual “Bowl For Ronnie” Charity Bowling PartyReturns Friday, October 6th to Benefit theRonnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund The third annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event, […]

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Slamophiliac Posts Full “Slam Rehab” Album Online

Texan one-man slam Slamophiliac is back with a brand new sampler platter of gore, torture, and violence entitled “Slam Rehab,” which is out now on CDN Records. Check out the full release below, or pick up your own copy at Bandcamp.

1. Punched with a Forklift (ft. I Am Destruction)
2. Anally Invaded (ft. Gape)
3. Fecal Infection
4. Gross Mass of Genital Malformity
5. Intermediate Manual Uncoiling (ft. Decimated Humans)
6. Crushed
7. Feasting on Decomposing Cadavers
8. Resonation of a Crackling Ribcage
9. Special Leather (feat. Necroexophilia)
10. Creepy Crawly Booty Party (feat. Goremonger)

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Slamophiliac Releasing New Album “Slam Rehab”

Texan one-man band Slamophiliac is back with a brand new sampler platter of gore, torture, violence, and anti-religion entitled “Slam Rehab.” The album is due out August 18th, and today you can check out new track “Intermediate Manual Uncoiling” below. CDN Records comments:

“This stuff is deep – think Alien meets Dostoyevsky meets Texas Chain Saw Massacre meets Extermination Dismemberment meets Nietzsche. Yep. This is a thing. One must immerse themselves to believe. Even then, it will require a PHD level thesis in slam to truly comprehend.”

1. Punched with a Forklift (ft. I Am Destruction)
2. Anally Invaded (ft. Gape)
3. Fecal Infection
4. Gross Mass of Genital Malformity
5. Intermediate Manual Uncoiling (ft. Decimated Humans)
6. Crushed
7. Feasting on Decomposing Cadavers
8. Resonation of a Crackling Ribcage
9. Special Leather (feat. Necroexophilia)
10. Creepy Crawly Booty Party (feat. Goremonger)

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