Metal Blade Records launches new edition of “6 Bands in 60 Seconds”

– March 14th, 2016 –

In conjunction with RED Music, Metal Blade Records has launched a new edition of the “6 Bands in 60 Seconds” campaign, where CEO Brian Slagel spotlights six artists from the label’s roster every three months. The goal of the promotion is to help fans discover new music from some of the most promising acts in the scene. The latest installment of the series features Brimstone Coven, Ketzer, Gehennah, Accuser, Artillery, and Sourvein; to watch the video clip, and to learn more about the artists, please visit: metalblade.com/6bands

Hailed as “kick-ass dark occult rock” (PureGrainAudio.com), Brimstone Coven released their new album, Black Magic, this past January. Boasting gritty, groovy riffs (a la Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Led Zeppelin) with Pink Floydian psychedelic movements, Black Magic also includes three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of the Mamas and Papas, Yes, and The Byrds, resulting in “an outstanding genre album, bound to enthuse countless listeners!” (Legacy Magazine, Germany). For more information, please visit: facebook.com/brimstonecoven

Ketzer (German for “heretic”) also released their latest album, Starless, this past January. From sounds of raging fury, to the echoes of calm and cleansing waves, Starless is a record that will take you on a journey that is unexpected, yet familiar at the same time. As Decibel Magazine asserts, “What Ketzer have done on ‘Starless‘ is open up a large swath of potential musical territory, while also managing to understand the confines of their origins. They’ve figured out a new vocabulary.” For more information, please visit: facebook.com/ketzergermany

After nearly 20 years, this past February marks the first full-length release (Too Loud To Live, Too Drunk To Die) from Swedish street metallers Gehennah, since 1997′s Decibel Rebel. “If you’ve ever wondered what Motorhead riffs sound like backwards, or you believe spirit – and spirits! – are more important than musicianship, then Gehennah are your new favorite bar-brawling bruthas” (Decibel Magazine). For more information, please visit: facebook.com/gehennah.metal

Last week, German thrashers Accuser unleashed their 11th full-length, The Forlorn Divide, featuring the band’s trademark blend of powerful thrash metal, virtuoso guitar-work, intricate drum patterns – and of course, gripping, harsh vocals, highlighting the dark recesses of human psyche that are described in the lyrics. After 30 years in the scene, the members of Accuser have perfected their signature style: “The younger generation could learn a thing (or ten) from these gentlemen” (DeadRhetoric.com). For more information, please visit: facebook.com/Accuser2008

On March 25th, Danish power-thrash metallers Artillery will unleash their new album, Penalty By Perception. A familiar, yet modern thrash attack, Penalty By Perception delivers the band’s signature riffing, with powerful drumming and melodic singing – and promises to be a new fan favorite in the quintet’s storied career! For more information, please visit: facebook.com/ARTILLERY.DK

For over two decades, Sourvein front-man T-Roy has pushed through poverty, the deaths of friends and family, bouts of severe depression, periods of alcohol abuse, and an absence of the stability provided by a consistent record label to build the band into a highly respected force in the metal, doom, sludge, and crust underground. At long last, Sourvein has found a proper home for their doom-laden Southern noise with Metal Blade Records, who will be releasing their upcoming full-length, Aquatic Occult, on April 8th. For more information, please visit: facebook.com/SOURVEIN-238932972468

To watch the first “6 Bands in 60 Seconds” video (which included Act of Defiance, Rivers of Nihil, Twitching Tongues, Culture Killer, Visigoth, and Harlott), please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=07bXkEq4Mtg

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New Album Details For “Doors Of Perception” Available from Gallows Pole

Austrian metal act Gallows Pole announced the new album “Doors Of Perception.” The album will be released on May 13th through Pure Rock Records, a division of Pure Steel Records. Pre-orders will be made available on April 29th.

Since the middle of the 70’s, Gallows Pole have been active. The influences of the last decades are on “Doors of Perception,” but the musical direction is still along the lines of the last two albums.

The track list for “Doors of Perception” is:

1. Burn It Down
2. Angel Eyes
3. Learn To Fly
4. Watching The Sun Go Down
5. Bring Me Through The Night
6. Someday Soon
7. Your Own Demons
8. A Rainbow Just For Me
9. Doors Of Perception

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Artillery launches video for second single, “Live by the Scythe”, online

– March 7th, 2016 –

Danish power-thrash metallers Artillery are set to unleash their new album, Penalty By Perception, on March 25th worldwide via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has now launched a video for the second single, “Live By The Scythe“! To watch the clip – and to pre-order the record in various formats – please visit: metalblade.com/artillery

Artillery comments: “It was great fun to record the video for ‘Live by the Scythe’ on Fyn in Denmark. The filming was done in an old castle – Hindsgavl castle – in the forest, and in a school near Hesselager.The story behind the video is about death, fate, the meaning and acceptance of life and death. The video was done by M&M Production who also did the video for ‘Legions’.”

For another preview of Penalty By Perception, be sure to check out the first single, “In Defiance Of Conformity“, here: metalblade.com/artillery

Written over the course of the last two years, Artillery‘s seventh full-length draws from their classic albums like Fear of Tomorrow (1985) and By Inheritance (1990), as well as When Death Comes (2009) and Legions (2013). Having recorded at Medley Studios and bringing Soren Andersen on board as the producer, Artillery achieved the sound that they were aiming for: “We worked really hard together to get this amazing sound. I feel the band have come up with some great songs,” asserts guitarist Michael Stutzer. “The best musical performance in the history of Artillery. Can’t wait to hear the fans’ reactions!”

A familiar, yet modern thrash attack, Penalty By Perception delivers the band’s signature riffing, with powerful drumming and melodic singing – and promises to be a new fan favorite in the Danish quintet’s storied career! See below for the track-listing.

Penalty By Perception track-listing:
1. In Defiance Of Conformity
2. Live By The Scythe
3. Penalty By Perception
4. Mercy Of Ignorance
5. Rites Of War
6. Sin Of Innocence
7. When The Magic Is Gone
8. Cosmic Brain
9. Deity Machine
10. Path Of The Atheist
11. Welcome To The Mind Factory
12. Liberty Of Defeat (bonus track)

Artillery line-up:
Michael Bastholm Dahl – vocals
Michael Stutzer – guitars
Morten Stutzer – guitars
Peter Thorslund – bass
Josua Madsen – drums

Artillery online:
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http://www.artillery.dk
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Accuser premieres new track, “Impending Doom”, via Rock Hard Germany

– February 10th, 2016 –

On March 11th, Geman thrashers Accuser will release their new full-length, The Forlorn Divide, via Metal Blade Records worldwide! For a preview of the album, head over to Rock Hard Germany to stream the new track, “Impending Doom“: rockhard.de

To hear the album’s first single, “Tribulation” – and to pre-order the record in various formats! – please visit: metalblade.com/accuser

Accuser celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2013 by starting work on a new album and inviting guitarist Dennis Rybakowski to join their ranks; however, the reinvigorated group took their time to craft their 11th full-length. Slowly but steadily, that new effort, The Forlorn Divide, took shape once again at Gernhart Studio, featuring the band’s trademark blend of powerful thrash metal, virtuoso guitar-work, intricate drum patterns – and of course, gripping, harsh vocals, highlighting the dark recesses of human psyche that are described in the lyrics. After 30 years in the scene, the members of Accuser have perfected their signature style with The Forlorn Divide – a veteran lesson in thrash from Siegen’s stalwarts!

The Forlorn Divide track-listing:
1. Predawn
2. Lust For Vengeance
3. Unreal Perception
4. Arbitrary Law
5. Impending Doom
6. Tribulation
7. Perish By Oblivion
8. Fifth Column
9. Sulfur Rain
10. Flow Of Dying

Accuser line-up:
Frank Thoms – vocals/guitars
Dennis Rybakowski – guitars
Frank Kimpel – bass
Olli Fechner – drums

Accuser live:
Mar. 12 – Siegen, Germany – Vortex (CD release show)
Apr. 16 – Dettelbach, Germany – Metal Franconia Festival
May 13-15 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Rock Hard Festival
July 9 – Oulu, Finland – Jalometalli Festival
Sept. 30 – Dresden, Germany – Skullcrusher (Metal Gegen Krebs Festival)

Accuser online:
http://accuser.de
https://www.facebook.com/Accuser2008

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Frostbite Streaming Full “Etching Obscurity” Album

Montreal black ‘n roll group Frostbite just released new album “Etching Obscurity” via Tmina Records, and now the full album is available for streaming online. Listen in below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Ascending The Void
2. Sigil Seal
3. The Pest
4. Malleus
5. Through The Grave
6. Delayed Perception
7. Etching Obscurity
8. Shining
9. Soul Devourer
10. Forgotten Path
11. Erased From Existence

Etching Obscurity by Frostbite

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Foul Body Autopsy Streaming “Destabilized Perception”

Titled “Destabilized Perception” and taken from the forthcoming EP “Perpetuated By Greed,” one man band Foul Body Autopsy has released a first full track from the impending February 26th release.

Tom Reynolds, the man behind it all, had this to say: “This song is based on a short film of the same name by Adam Curtis. The filmmaker behind cerebral political documentaries ‘Century Of The Self’ (2002) and ‘The Power Of Nightmares’ (2005). The film and the song are about the contradictory vaudeville of post-modern politics.”

The new EP’s track listing is as follows:

1. Perpetuated By Greed
2. Enslaved The Rest Of Creation
3. Chewed Up By The Machine
4. Destabilized Perception
5. Devoid Of Humanity
6. Complete Environmental Collapse

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Accuser reveals details about new album, ‘The Forlorn Divide’

– January 20th, 2016 –

Launches first single, “Tribulation”, online

On March 11th, Geman thrashers Accuser will release their new album, The Forlorn Divide, via Metal Blade Records worldwide! To hear “Tribulation” – the first single from their 11th full-length (and Metal Blade debut!) – head over to metalblade.com/accuser, where the record can also be pre-ordered in various formats.

Accuser celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2013 by starting work on a new album and inviting guitarist Dennis Rybakowski to join their ranks; however, the reinvigorated group took their time to craft their 11th full-length. Slowly but steadily, that new effort, The Forlorn Divide, took shape once again at Gernhart Studio, featuring the band’s trademark blend of powerful thrash metal, virtuoso guitar-work, intricate drum patterns – and of course, gripping, harsh vocals, highlighting the dark recesses of human psyche that are described in the lyrics. After 30 years in the scene, the members of Accuser have perfected their signature style with The Forlorn Divide – a veteran lesson in thrash from Siegen’s stalwarts!

The Forlorn Divide track-listing:
1. Predawn
2. Lust For Vengeance
3. Unreal Perception
4. Arbitrary Law
5. Impending Doom
6. Tribulation
7. Perish By Oblivion
8. Fifth Column
9. Sulfur Rain
10. Flow Of Dying

Accuser line-up:
Frank Thoms – vocals/guitars
Dennis Rybakowski – guitars
Frank Kimpel – bass
Olli Fechner – drums

Accuser online:
http://accuser.de
https://www.facebook.com/Accuser2008

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Details Of New EP “Perpetuated By Greed” Available From Foul Body Autopsy

One man U.K. extreme metal wrecking machine Tom Reynolds has been making quite a name for himself of late with his incessant live appearances up and down the UK and knack for marrying a plethora of extreme metal sounds into one. Now having completed his next Foul Body Autopsy record, an EP entitled “Perpetuated By Greed,” which drops on February 26th in Europe via Grindscene Records and in North America via Comatose Music.

Like all its predecessors, Tom has a message to deliver, and again, just like its predecessors, the message is as subtle as a JCB driving up a village main street. In his own words, “The concept behind the new Foul Body Autopsy record is… Everything Is Completely Fucked!.”

Tom elaborates, “It’s a refection of how messed up the world is at the moment, and thanks to the right wing turn in politics and in the media a mood of fear and paranoia has taken hold. There are families drowning in the sea, running from the crossfire of blood thirsty extremist death cult and a desperate amoral military dictatorship, and instead of trying to help there are governments doing everything in their power to stop refugees getting to safety. As well as that, we have national newspapers here giving people, and someone in particular, space in their rag to call these affected people cockroaches! We have a Prime Minister who says that anyone that opposes war is a ‘terrorist sympathizer’ and if we look across the pond things are not that much better… a man that looks like a biological car crash is running for president and most of the things he says are completely false but because most of his followers don’t trust the media he can create his own insane reality and have thousands of people blindly agree with him. The future isn’t looking too great.”

The EP was recorded at The Parlour Recording Studio (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Evile) with producer Neil Haynes and features cover art from Coki Greenway. “Perpetuated By Greed” delves into environmental issues and subjects on a broader scale in comparison to “So Close To Dehumanization.” The record features six tracks of blistering blackened death grind extreme metal, fast drumming, growls and pinpoint guitarwork.

The track list and cover artwork are:

1. Perpetuated By Greed
2. Enslaved The Rest Of Creation
3. Chewed Up By The Machine
4. Destabilized Perception
5. Devoid Of Humanity
6. Complete Environmental Collapse

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Allegaeon add South by South Death performance to upcoming tour

– February 27th, 2015 –

As previously announced, Colorado’s Allegaeon will be back on the road in March. Recently, they’ve added South by South Death do their confirmed list of shows. The fifth annual South by South Death showcase, presented by MetalSucks.net and 89.5FM WSOU, is scheduled for March 18th at the Dirty Dog in Austin, TX and featured headliners Norma Jean, with support from Byzantine, Allegaeon, Elder, Archspire, and Myrone, in that order. More details and the official announcement can be read at metalsucks.net HERE.

Allegaeon comments on South by South Death: “Allegaeon is excited to announce our inclusion in South by South Death. I can’t think of a better way to begin the “Get Rekt” Tour! We’re really looking forward to sharing the stage with some of our friends and making new ones!

Additionally, Allegaeon will be appearing at the Texas Independence Fest and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival schedule as part of their “Get Rekt” tour this Spring. The dates are part of Allegaeon‘s continuing campaign in support of “Elements of the Infinite,” which claimed spots on year end lists, including Loudwire.com, MetalSucks.net, and HeavyBlogisHeavy.com.

The combined view count for Allegaeon‘s three most recent music videos has eclipsed half a million! Watch the fan-favorite “1.618” plus “Our Cosmic Casket” and the more recent “Threshold of Perception” on the band’s official youtube playlist HERE.

ALLEGAEON
03/18 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar – South by South Death
Tour w/ Product of Hate
03/21 Tucson, AZ The Rock
03/22 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock
03/23 Las Vegas, NV Adrenaline Sports Lounge
03/24 Van Nuys, CA White Oak Music Hall
03/25 Bakersfield, CA Jerry’s Pizza
03/26 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
03/27 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
03/28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
03/29 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
04/01 Madison, WI Inferno
04/02 Toronto, ON Rancho Relaxo
04/03 Montreal, QC The Piranha Bar
04/04 Ottawa, ON House of Targ
04/06 Cleveland, OH The Agora Theatre w/ The Agonist
04/07 Joliet, IL Mojoe’s w/ The Agonist
04/08 Merriam, KS Aftershock
04/10 Dallas, TX Curtain Club
04/11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
04/12 Austin, TX Empire Control Room and Garage – Texas Independence Festival
04/14 St. Louis, MO Fubar w/ The Agonist
04/15 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater w/ The Agonist
04/16 Westland, MI The Token Lounge w/ The Agonist
04/17 Clifton Park, NY Trickshots w/ The Agonist
04/18 Worcester, MA The Palladium – New England Metal and Hardcore Festival
04/19 Brooklyn, NY The Paper Box
04/20 Trenton, NJ Backstage at Championships

Allegaeon‘s “Elements of the Infinite” album was released in June of 2014 worldwide on Metal Blade Records. For the first time ever, Allegaeon cracked the Billboard Charts and Canadian Charts. “Elements of the Infinite” came in at #25 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #31 on the Canadian Hard Rock Charts and #141 on the Canadian digital music charts. On the day of release in Canada, the album was #1 on iTunes Metal Chart, #6 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #38 on the iTunes Top 200 Current Album Chart. In the US, the album peaked at #3 on the iTunes Metal Chart. “Elements of the Infinite” can be ordered now on http://www.metalblade.com/allegaeon, where the band’s previous videos for “1.618,” “Our Cosmic Casket,” and “,” and “Dyson Sphere” are also streaming.

Elements of the Infinite” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado Feb-April 2014. Otero’s work has been more prominent in the last few years – some fans may have heard his work on the latest Cattle Decapitation album, Cephalic Carnage, and more. Otero’s efforts here, along with the band’s new material, has led to Allegaeon‘s most realized and mature release to date. Musically, fans will be treated to orchestrations that provide significant depth to the sound. The orchestrations were composed by guitarist Greg Burgess along with Joe Ferris (monumentalaudio.net).

Allegaeon is:
Ezra Haynes – Vocals
Michael Stancel – Guitar
Greg Burgess – Guitar
Corey Archuleta – Bass
Brandon Park – Drums

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Re:Inanimate Releases “Altered Perception” Guitar Video

Spanish outfit Re:inanimate has a new guitar play through clip available online. Check out the song “Altered Perception” via the YouTube player below. For more from Re:inanimate, be sure to also watch the previously released guitar video “Codec” over at this location.

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