Treedeon Debut New Music Video “Breathing A Vein”

A newly-completed video for “Breathing A Vein” – the new single from German sludge metal trio TREEDEON and their second LP, Under The Manchineel – is now streaming below. The video hits just days ahead of the record’s release this Friday through Exile On Mainstream.

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The Crown releases video for title track of upcoming new album, ‘Cobra Speed Venom’

– February 13th, 2018 –

Swedish death metal legends The Crown will release their new album, Cobra Speed Venom, on March 16th via Metal Blade Records. Produced together with Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman, the record promises to be one of the biggest surprises of the year. A return to death metal speed and darkness in full glory!

The Crown has now released the 2nd single taken off Cobra Speed Venom. To watch the full production video clip for the title track from Cobra Speed Venom, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=PCe9qtABof8

The Crown comments: “A 5 minute Death Metal Grindcore Opera! Take a deep breath before the plunge – This will drag you down into the deep Waters!”

Comments The Crown on their new album Cobra Speed Venom: “We are really looking forward to finally be able to show our fans how damn good this band can be when the circumstances are right. With that I mean to be able to do an album the way we want to do it: creating as a band, rehearsing as a band, recording as a band. You will hear a band performing here, with fierce energy and hunger!”

To watch the video for the first single, “Iron Crown”, please visit: metalblade.com/thecrown – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–ltd. first edition Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
–180g black vinyl
–viole(n)t blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–pale lilac marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–purple red splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–dusk blue splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
–white/purple splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–limited boxset [including ltd. edition Digipak-CD/exclusive 7″ with both bonus tracks/exclusively colored album vinyl (opaque rose/black marbled)/exclusive back patch/hand signed photo card – limited to 300 copies]
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

With their motivation at an all-time high, The Crown spent most of 2017 intensely rehearsing 13 new songs. They eventually entered the classic Studio Fredman with Fredrik Nordstrom to record what would become their new album, Cobra Speed Venom. The sound is massive, brutal and a real punch in the face. Extreme speed and aggression mixed with classic heavy metal and rock n’ roll, which really shows that The Crown has no boundaries. The apocalyptic theme of the lyrics and music also fits perfectly with the outstanding artwork of Christian Sloan Hall.

After 27 years, the band is still motivated to create a classic piece of art – and together with Metal Blade Records once again, the vision is real.

Cobra Speed Venom track-listing:
1. Destroyed By Madness
2. Iron Crown
3. In the Name of Death
4. We Avenge!
5. Cobra Speed Venom
6. World War Machine
7. Necrohammer
8. Rise In Blood
9. Where My Grave Shall Stand
10. The Sign of the Scythe
11. Nemesis Diamond (bonus track)
12. The Great Dying (bonus track)

The Crown line-up:
Johan Lindstrand – Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt – Bass
Marko Tervonen – Guitar
Robin Sorqvist – Lead guitar and backing vocals
Henrik Axelsson – Drums

The Crown online:
http://www.thecrownofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/thecrownofficial
https://twitter.com/thecrownsweden
https://www.youtube.com/user/thecrownsweden

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Harm’s Way launches video for new single, “Become a Machine”, via RevolverMag.com

– February 7th, 2018 –

This Friday (February 9th), Harm’s Way will release their fourth full-length, Posthuman, via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has launched a video for the new single, “Become A Machine”, by director Max Moore (maxmoorefilms.com; Code Orange, Converge, etc.) via RevolverMag.com: revolvermag.com

For another preview of Posthuman, the previous singles (“Human Carrying Capacity” and “Call My Name”) can be streamed at: metalblade.com/harmsway – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–CD
–Highlighter red/orange vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
–White vinyl + download card (limited to 1000 copies – USA exclusive)
–Translucent clear w/ white, blue and purple marble vinyl + download card (limited to 400 copies – USA exclusive)
–Marble green vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies via Closed Casket)
–Translucent purple/black split vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies via Death Wish)
–White / black marble vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies – EU exclusive)
–Transparent violet vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–Clear “birthday cake” splattered vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–Milky-clear/blue-green-red splattered vinyl + download card (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Having grown with each subsequent release, Posthuman is a devastating addition to Harm’s Way‘s catalog. “We’ve always stayed true to who we are and allowed the songwriting process to take shape organically from record to record, and as the band has progressed, our sound has become more refined with metal and industrial influences,” states drummer Chris Mills, while guitarist Bo Lueders succinctly sums up what people can expect when they first spin the record: “To a Harm’s Way fan, I would describe ‘Posthuman‘ as a blend of ‘Isolation‘(2011) and ‘Rust‘ (2015), but it’s sonically way more insane. To anyone else, I would simply say it’s full on heavy and full on aggression.”

Posthuman track-listing
1. Human Carrying Capacity
2. Last Man
3. Sink
4. Temptation
5. Become a Machine
6. Call My Name
7. Unreality
8. Dissect Me
9. The Gift
10. Dead Space

In support of this new album, Harm’s Way has announced a North American headlining tour with Ringworm, Vein, and Queensway, set to kick off on February 17th in Cleveland, OH. See below for all dates!

Harm’s Way tour dates
w/ Ringworm, Vein, Queensway

Feb. 17 – Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
Feb. 18 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dees
Feb. 19 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Feb. 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
Feb. 21 – Worcester, MA – Middle East
Feb. 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Feb. 23 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Feb. 24 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Feb. 25 – Nashville, TN – The End
Feb. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Feb. 27 – Tampa, FL – Transitions
Mar. 1 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
Mar. 2 – Dallas, TX – Dirty 30
Mar. 3 – Houston, TX – Houston Underground
Mar. 4 – San Antonio, TX – Jack’s
Mar. 6 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
Mar. 7 – Las Vegas, NV – American Legion Post 8
Mar. 8 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Mar. 9 – Berkeley, CA – Gilman
Mar. 10 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
Mar. 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Hi Hat
Mar. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Mar. 15 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Mar. 16 – Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
Mar. 17 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Mar. 18 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
Mar. 25 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean

Harm’s Way line-up:
Chris Mills – drums
Bo Lueders – guitar
James Pligge – vocals
Casey Soyk – bass
Nick Gauthier – guitar

Harm’s Way online:
http://harmsway13.com
http://www.facebook.com/harmsxway
http://www.twitter.com/harmsxway

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Twitching Tongues reveals details for new album, ‘Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred’

– January 22nd, 2018 –

Launches video for first single, “Harakiri”, online

On March 9th, Twitching Tongues will release their new album, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, the video for the new single “Harakiri” (directed by David Brodsky / davidsbrodsky.com) can be viewed now at: metalblade.com/twitchingtongues – where the record is also available for pre-order in the following formats:


–CD
–Ultra clear vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies – USA exclusive)
–Metallic gold/black split vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
–Metallica gold w/ black smoke vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
–Ultra clear w/ black smoke and metallic gold splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies via Closed Casket)
–Black w/ bronze splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–Beer inside grey split vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred track-listing:
1. AWOL (State of the Union)
2. Harakiri
3. Kill for You
4. T.F.R.
5. Forgive & Remember
6. Gaining Purpose
7. Long Gone
8. The Sound of Pain
9. Defection (Union of the State)

The title for Twitching Tongues‘ fourth full-length, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, was drawn from a quote by famed social philosopher Eric Hoffer – “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life” – and it reflects the band’s mentality in approaching the record: paying homage to those who supported them while belligerently responding to their detractors. With “failure” as a core theme driving Colin Young’s lyrics, it also features his first foray into the political arena, motivated by the contemporary political climate to speak his mind. Directly inspired by film scores, the record has a strong epic feel, the band realizing their vision of having the music flow like a story being told. With interconnected parts, musical references and callbacks in each song, everything is tied together in a manner unlike any of their previous releases. At the same time, while maintaining the same levels of hardness and aggression that has characterized their later work, it features much more immediate and memorable melodies, which evoke the sound of In Love There Is No Law yet at the same time feel fresh and new.

Twitching Tongues line-up:
Colin Young – Vocals
Taylor Young – Guitar/Vocals
Sean Martin – Guitar
Alec Faber – Bass
Cayle Sain – Drums

Twitching Tongues online:
http://www.twitchingtongues.com
https://www.facebook.com/twitchingtongues
https://twitter.com/twtchngtongues

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Twitching Tongues reveals details for new album, ‘Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred’

– January 22nd, 2018 –

Launches video for first single, “Harakiri”, online

On March 9th, Twitching Tongues will release their new album, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, the video for the new single “Harakiri” (directed by David Brodsky / davidsbrodsky.com) can be viewed now at: metalblade.com/twitchingtongues – where the record is also available for pre-order in the following formats:


–CD
–Ultra clear vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies – USA exclusive)
–Metallic gold/black split vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
–Metallica gold w/ black smoke vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive)
–Ultra clear w/ black smoke and metallic gold splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies via Closed Casket)
–Black w/ bronze splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–Beer inside grey split vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred track-listing:
1. AWOL (State of the Union)
2. Harakiri
3. Kill for You
4. T.F.R.
5. Forgive & Remember
6. Gaining Purpose
7. Long Gone
8. The Sound of Pain
9. Defection (Union of the State)

The title for Twitching Tongues‘ fourth full-length, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, was drawn from a quote by famed social philosopher Eric Hoffer – “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life” – and it reflects the band’s mentality in approaching the record: paying homage to those who supported them while belligerently responding to their detractors. With “failure” as a core theme driving Colin Young’s lyrics, it also features his first foray into the political arena, motivated by the contemporary political climate to speak his mind. Directly inspired by film scores, the record has a strong epic feel, the band realizing their vision of having the music flow like a story being told. With interconnected parts, musical references and callbacks in each song, everything is tied together in a manner unlike any of their previous releases. At the same time, while maintaining the same levels of hardness and aggression that has characterized their later work, it features much more immediate and memorable melodies, which evoke the sound of In Love There Is No Law yet at the same time feel fresh and new.

Twitching Tongues line-up:
Colin Young – Vocals
Taylor Young – Guitar/Vocals
Sean Martin – Guitar
Alec Faber – Bass
Cayle Sain – Drums

Twitching Tongues online:
http://www.twitchingtongues.com
https://www.facebook.com/twitchingtongues
https://twitter.com/twtchngtongues

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Imperial Age Posts Video Online Discussing the Ideas Behind “The Legacy Of Atlantis.”

Russian symphonic metal band Imperial Age has posted a video online in which vocalists/keyboardists AOR and Jane Odintsova discuss the ideas and themes behind their new album, “The Legacy Of Atlantis.” You can check it out below. The album is set to be released later this year via Adulruna Records and the band will be promoting the record by joining Therion on a European tour.

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Primordial Posts New Song, “Stolen Years” Online, Reveals “Exile Amongst The Ruins” Release Date

Irish metal veterans Primordial has announced that their new album, “Exile Amongst The Ruins” will be released through Metal Blade on March 30th and also revealed the tracklisting, which can be viewed below. The group has also premiered the first single from the album, “Stolen Years,” for which a music video can also be viewed below.

Commenting about the album’s first single, “Stolen Years,” A.A. Nemtheanga added: “’Stolen Years’ may seem like a strange choice as our lead single, and on the face of if I guess it is. It’s not a blood and thunder epic about tragedy and might and the ruin of nations, nor is it 9 minute epistle of doom. Have no fear, the album does contain those also but to open this time we chose something different. This album has some surprises and this is one of them, a short and painfully simple song which almost didn’t make the final cut if you can believe so. The video, cut by Costin Chioreanu, is about the journey involved in finally getting to that moment where you walk on stage, the song itself about that last night on earth that comes to us all, sometimes we never know when that might be, hold your loved ones tight tonight, this could be it…”

Teaming with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on Primordial’s 2016 live album Gods To The Godless and has also overseen releases from the likes of Dead Lord, Tribulation and Nemtheanga’s Dread Sovereign, the record was tracked at Dublin’s Camelot Studios, located adjacent to their rehearsal room. While this proved very convenient for all concerned, the recording process was anything but easy. “Sessions were good and productive to start, but as we were thinking on our feet for some songs and getting to hear things for the first time, we had to reassess at times, and this caused a bit of tension,” says MacUiliam. “Also, we had gaps between recording sessions, so an idea which was good in week one didn’t always sound so good in hindsight, and sometimes one person’s vision did not match another’s, and quarrels would ensue.” Nemtheanga notes that the environment in which they tracked Where Greater Men Have Fallen was comfortable for them – based in an old farmhouse in the Irish countryside with time and space from each other, and having a big, open live room available to them.

With the circumstances they found themselves in tracking “Exile Amongst The Ruins” almost the polar opposite, the vocalist feels that “I had to pay for the last one with the stress and darkness surrounding this one. It was fucking hard, cold, nothing worked like it should and it was more or less a total endurance test filled with conflict and discomfort.” However, he is quick to note, wryly, that while this adds up to a miserable experience, the results are unequivocally Primordial, and the record ultimately benefited from the trials faced. “It all adds to making the music what it is – and if it was easy, we’d be a power metal band, right? Strife is life.”

“Exile Amongst The Ruins” tracklisting:

1. Nail Their Tongues
2. Hell Or The Hangman
3. Where Lie The Gods
4. Exile Amongst The Ruins
5. Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed
6. Stolen Years
7. Sunken Lungs
8. Last Call

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Centuries Premiere New Song “The Endless Descent” From Upcoming New Album “The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding”

Centuries is preparing for the release of their second LP, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding, through Southern Lord late this month. Advancing the record’s street date, the new single “The Endless Descent” has been premiered below. Southern Lord will release Centuries’ The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding on LP and digital formats on January 26th, 2018.

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Accuser releases lyric video for second single, “Time for Silence”, from new album ‘The Mastery’

– January 9th, 2018 –

German Thrash legends Accu§er will release their new album, The Mastery, on January 26th via Metal Blade Records! Accu§er comments: “2017 has been quite busy for us, as we wanted to come back with a bang and to present you a more than decent follow up to ‘The Forlorn Divide‘. For us, ‘The Mastery‘ is the essence of what Accu§er is all about. It definitely feels like the angry newborn child of ‘Who Dominates Who‘ and ‘Repent‘. We just hope all you thrashers out there are going to enjoy this record as much as we do!”

For a preview of The Mastery, the 2nd single, “Time For Silence”, can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=EL1o-prn_2M

The first single, “Mission Missile”, can be streamed at: metalblade.com/accuser – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–180g black vinyl
–aubergine marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–black purple splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–pastel pink/violet marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 160 copies)

The Mastery track-listing:
01. Mission: Missile
02. The Real World
03. Solace in Sorrow
04. Time for Silence
05. My Skin
06. Catacombs
07. Mourning
08. Ruthless
09. Into the Black
10. The Mastery

Accu§er has been in a constant songwriting mode during the past year. Combined with the energy and spontaneity from several live shows, the songs came to fruition very quickly. Together with long-time producer Martin Buchwalter, they made the record in the summer of 2017 at well-known Gernhart Studio (Destruction, Tankard and many more). For the band, The Mastery is the missing link between the technical virtuosity of their classic album Who Dominates Who and the more basic, heavy approach of Repent – making it their best album since their comeback in 2008. The Mastery contains all of the elements that define the Accu§er sound: heavy, chunky thrash riffs, aggressive vocals with a touch of melody – in addition to the high class guitar solos by youngster Dennis Rybakowski. When it comes to the lyrical side of their songs, Accu§er still raises their voices to denounce social grievances.

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

Accu§er online:
http://accuser.de
https://www.facebook.com/Accuser2008

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Morbid Angel’s Trey Azagthoth Calls “Illud Divinum Insanus” A “Confused Effort” & Declares “Radikult” A “Silly Song”

Guitarist Trey Azagthoth of Morbid Angel thinks that the band’s “Illud Divinum Insanus” album was a “confused effort” whose hard to place direction eventually led to the exit of vocalist/bassist David Vincent.

In an interview with Guitar World, Azagthoth tells:

“It just shows how David and I are in different worlds these days. He is, for sure, an artist and great in his own way, but was becoming so very different than what I was into. It was a confused effort and that is why I changed the lineup.

I already knew the result was gonna be off during rehearsals and recording,” he added. “Some of it turned out cool, but David made his vocals too loud — like usual — and the rhythm guitars got subdued in the mix. Then David flew to L.A. to finish some vocals with the engineer that mixed the record. And it seems he influenced how the mix was gonna turn out. Before I heard the final mixes for the record I thought it was gonna sound a lot more heavy. But nothing could save a silly song like ‘Radikult’, which I just tried to ignore. I had nothing to do with that thing.”

On Dave Vincent’s decision to join forces with several other musicians – including ex-Morbid Angel drummer Tim Yeung – to play classic Morbid Angel tracks under the I Am Morbid monicker, Trey states:

“Sometimes ya just gotta laugh. I’m moving on, and hey, I wish David all the best with whatever he’s doing. Me and David made great things in the past for many years and then we grew apart. But now I have people working with me that I can relate to better. Working with Steve is awesome and we go out there and do all that fucked up, sick-ass shit again.”

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