Black Tusk Premiere New Track “Agali” – Set August Release For New Album “T.C.B.T.”

Black Tusk‘s new effort “T.C.B.T.” will be out on August 17 via Season Of Mist. Today the band debut a new track from the album, entitled “Agali“, which you can stream below.

Explain Black Tusk:

“We decided to entitle this record ‘TCBT.’ Its a play on TCB, taking care of business, add a T to the end and its Taking Care of Black Tusk. Its an idea, a slogan if you will that James and Athon came up with some years ago, and since his passing and essentially the reformation of this band we found it fitting for a title.

We turned inward after ‘Pillars Of Ash‘. Corey came on board and we did the tours to support that record playing the songs that we had written with Athon, Then we took some time off and learned how to write with a new member, we took our time and worked out our ideas, we brought new ideas and talents into the fold. This record is something that we are truly proud of, its the culmination of two years of reworking ourselves as a band.

We’ve closed one chapter of this band are starting anew, we are Taking Care of Black Tusk. We recorded this record as a three piece and are going to tour to perform it as a four piece. With a nod to our past and with the knowledge of lessons learned and experience gained, we are heading back out full throttle with a new energy and a new band. When you listen, you will hear Black Tusk, not the old as was, but a new Black Tusk keeping tour roots and carving a new path.”

Adding about the newly premiered song:

“Simply put, Agali means ‘to return.’ I learned of the word from the bandmates of Victoria Scalisi, she passed away from cancer this year along with another of our close friends Jake Trout. Victoria and her bands inspired us to do what we do today and her and Jake were family to us.

This song to us is about passing on and your spirit and energy returning itself into the lives of the people who were close to you and even the lives of complete strangers. Our time here is short and when our bodies pass on, hopefully the good things that we have done and the ideas we have spread will return. So this song is dedicated to the memories of Jake and Victoria, may you always return.”

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Barren Altar Streaming New Track “Nexus Of Grief”

Bay Area blackened funeral doom collective BARREN ALTAR will release their debut full-length next month. Titled Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth, the morose offering was captured in the summer of 2017 with Greg Wilkinson (Graves At Sea, Necrot, Vastum) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California and delivers five tracks of sonic desolation. Of the record’s overall theme, the band offers, “It’s a metaphysical plea for the voluntary end of all human life, pressed to plastic, and added to the ever-growing dumpster fire that is the modern world.”

Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth will be self-released on CD (limited to 300 copies) and digitally on June 12th.

Stream the opening track “Nexus Of Grief” below:

Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth by Barren Altar

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Fister Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “No Spirit Within”

As the release of No Spirit Within, the impending new full-length from Missouri-based doom trio FISTER, draws ever closer to its North American release, the band is sharing the record in its demoralizing entirety streaming below. The new effort is due out on May 18 via Listenable Records.

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Gozu launches new single, “The People vs Mr. T”, online

– March 14th, 2018 –

On April 13th, Boston’s rock/metal outfit Gozu will release their new album, Equilibrium, via Blacklight Media Records. For a preview of Equilibrium, the new single, “The People vs Mr. T”, can be heard now at: youtube.com/watch?v=d0IpDscVolg

For another preview of Equilibrium, the previous single, “Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat”, can be streamed at: blacklightmediarecords.com/gozu – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–CD
–180g black vinyl + download card
–sky-blue marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
–magenta marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
–transparent petrol blue vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–olive/black marbled vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

With roots in 60s psychedelia and classic rock, the fuzzy stoner riffs of the 70s, the grit of 90s grunge and the winning dirty rock n’ roll that has in recent years made a resurgence, Gozu has been churning out killer records since 2009. With 2016′s Revival they took their sound in a somewhat new and more aggressive direction, and in doing so, dropped the most compulsive, exciting and downright badass release of their career – and Equilibrium has only raised the stakes. “We wanted these songs to hit a nerve, make people shake their ass and enjoy simply being alive,” says vocalist/guitarist Marc “Gaff” Gaffney, who founded the band with lead guitarist Doug Sherman. Much of the record’s strength stems from the unit growing since Revival, the first full-length featuring drummer Mike Hubbard and bassist Joseph Grotto. Having also reunited with Revival producer Dean Baltulonis (Hatebreed/Goes Cube/The Hold Steady) at Wild Arctic Studio in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the record is certainly the catchiest and most instant music dropped by the quartet, embracing their love of pop music but without compromising on any of the other vital elements of their sound.

Equilibrium track-listing:
1. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
2. The People vs. Mr. T
3. King Cobra
4. Manimal
5. They Probably Know Karate
6. Prison Elbows
7. Stacy Keach
8. Ballad of ODB

Gozu line-up:
Marc Gaffney – guitar and vocals
Joe Grotto – bass
Mike Hubbard – drums
Doug Sherman – lead guitar and sounds

Gozu online:
https://www.facebook.com/GOZU666
http://gozu.bandcamp.com
instagram.com/gozu666
https://twitter.com/GOZU666

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Necropanther Streams Dune-Inspired Eyes Of Blue Light Full-Length

Eyes Of Blue Light, the smoldering new studio offering from Colorado-based metal legion, NECROPANTHER is out now. Captured at Green Door Recordings in Denver by Felipe Patino (Rise Against, NOFX) and mixed and mastered in Gothenburg, Sweden by melodic death metal mastermind Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames etc.), the twelve-track offering chronicles the classic 1965 Frank Herbert sci-fi novel Dune.

In celebration of its release, the band delivers a full stream of the record streaming below:

Eyes of Blue Light by NECROPANTHER

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Besvärjelsen Premiere New Music Video “Under en Svart Himmel”

Vallmo is the forthcoming debut from Swedish psychedelic stoner doom unit BESVÄRJELSEN. Featuring within its ranks past members of Dozer, Greenleaf, Afgrund, Lastkaj, and V, BESVÄRJELSEN will release Vallmo this March via Suicide Records.

Today the group deliver a preview of their record in the form of the band’s video for “Under En Svart Himmel” (“under a black cloud”), streaming below.

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Slomatics Debut New Track “Ancient Architects”

Doom metal band SLOMATICS have returned with “Ancient Architects”, a new song taken from Totems which they are co-releasing with MAMMOTH WEED WIZARD BASTARD.

Listen to the song below:

Slomatics commented:

“We are really excited to be releasing a record with MWWB. We are all huge fans of their Y Proffwyd Dwyll album, so to collaborate on a release together is something else. This record is the result of months of discussion and sharing ideas which all came together when we shared Skyhammer Studio. Sharing a release with MWWB made us want to up every part of our sound and hopefully we’ve achieved that with this record.

MWWB further commented “MWWB have been big fans of Slomatics for years. We have kind of obdurate tastes when it comes to heavy music so we like bands that fly their own flag and in our opinion Slomatics do just that. After chatting to Dave (Majury) it was pretty clear that both bands had a lot in common and when somebody brought up the idea of a collaboration it was a no brainer. We spent a lot of time discussing the content of this record and didn’t want to do just another split record. Although Split records are great for undergrounds bands like us, we just wanted to make it ‘special’. Kind of an early 70s prog ethic to it. We all enjoyed the whole process and I’m not alone in thinking we’d like to do more collaborations in the future with more collaboration between the 2 bands. That’s if we can find the time.”

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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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