Cave Bastard release debut album “The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth”

San Diego-based Cave Bastard’s debut album, titled “The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth”, was released yesterday through Accident Prone Records.

Cave Bastard features ex and current members of Cattle Decapitation, Gutrot, Ritual Torture, Bridge Jumper, and Temblad. They describe their sound as apocalyptic and dystopian.

The album is currently streaming on Decibel Magazine’s web site.

The band have a short run of California tour dates, including an album release show in their hometown on April 19th. More dates will be announced shortly.

3/24/2018 Unfair Oaks – Pasadena, CA w/ Ruin, Short Temper, Barrage, Lost Lands
3/31/2018 The Blvd – Los Angeles, CA w/ Vale, Arachnigod, Anshelm
4/19/2018 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA *Release Show w/ Nukem, Bad Acid Trip, Beekeeper

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Scumpulse Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Rotten”

Scumpulse premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Rotten”, which will be out in stores via Gore House on February 23rd.

Check out now “Rotten” in its entirety below.

Scumpulse Tour Dates:

2/09/2018 Opium – Edinburgh, UK
2/10/2018 Monty’s – Dunfermline, UK
2/23/2018 Banshee Labyrinth – Edinburgh, UK *Rotten release show
3/03/2018 Funeral Fest – Barrow, UK
3/24/2018 Opium – Edinburgh, UK
3/25/2018 Aatma – Manchester, UK w/ Ancst
3/26/2018 The Gryphon – Bristol, UK w/ Ancst
3/27/2018 The Black Heart – London, UK w/ Ancst

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Debut EP “Locked And Loaded Announced By Nervcast, Video For “Fallen Angels” Available

Toronto’s Nervcast announced the forthcoming debut EP “Locked And Loaded,” which due out on October 21st. The band will be performing a series of Ontario dates in October and November (dates listed below) in support of the EP.

Just as the title describes, this EP introduction from the band is full of four hard hitting tracks that are catchy and have lyrics that are relevant. The EP was mastered by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandra, The Devil Wears Prada) plus produced/engineered by Collin Young (Animal Faces, Godstopper, Yonder Peak) and captures the band’s love for classic rock while maintaining today’s standard in modern production.

The band’s music video for their first single “Fallen Angels” can be viewed in the player below. Vocalist / guitarist Everett Mason comments: “I would like to introduce the world to our brand new band Nervcast. This video is for our debut song “Fallen Angels” off our upcoming EP “Locked And Loaded”. The video features British actor Paul Mason and in the storyline kidnaps the band and holds us captive while we perform a classical arrangement of our song. In Paul’s mansion, he has installed a jail cell in the basement where he keeps us as prisoners until he wants us to perform for him. We had a lot of fun working with the talented Aaron Alter, who put this whole video together.”

The EP track list is:

1. Chemical Solution
2. Fallen Angels
3. Moonstruck
4. Locked And Loaded

Check out “Fallen Angels” here:

Show Dates:

Oct 12 – St. Catharines, ON – The Warehouse
Oct 21 – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club (CD Release Show)
Oct 27 – Hamilton, ON – The Doors Pub
Nov 8 – Toronto, ON – Cherry Cola’s

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Video For New Song “Ride Through The Sky” Available From Darkfall, Track List For New Album Revealed

Austrian melodic death/thrash metal act Darkfall has published a music video for the new song “Ride Through The Sky,” the opening track from the band’s upcoming album “At The End Of Times.” The album drops on September 8th via Black Sunset/MDD Records.

The album will feature 10 songs with a running time of approximately 55 minutes, and the track listing reads as follows:

1. Ride Through The Sky
2. The Breed Of Death
3. The Way Of Victory
4. Deathcult Debauchery
5. Ashes Of Dead Gods
6. Your God Is Dead
7. Blutgott
8. Welcome The Day You Die
9. Ash Nazg – One Ring
10. Land Of No Return MMXVII

Check out “Ride Through The Sky” here:

Upcoming live shows for Darkfall include:

08.09. Release Show, Orpheum, Graz, AUT
09.09. Hard Summer Open Air, Falkenfels, GER
14.09. Storm Crusher Festival, Wurz, GER
17.09. Randal Club, Bratislava, SVK
30.09. Metal Weekend, Sankt Pölten, AUT
06.10. Rock im Sixpack, Wels, AUT
07.10. MARK, Salzburg, AUT
14.10. Metal Night Outbreak, Vorchdorf, AUT
20.10. Shredfest, Linz, AUT
21.10. The Day The Dead Walked Festival, Augsburg, GER
09.12. Viper Room, Wien, AUT
16.12. Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Eindhoven, NED

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Artwork For “At The End Of Times” Issued By Darkfall

Austrian melodic death metal act Darkfall revealed the artwork for new album “At the End of Times,” which can be viewed below. The band also confirmed that that album will be issued on September 8th via Black Sunset/MDD Records.

With a running time of 55 minutes divided into 10 songs, “At The End Of Times” was mastered by Andy Classen on Stage One Studio and features the band’s trademark: brutal and epic riffs, blasting drums and harsh growls. The artwork was created by Michael Freitag. Check it out here:

The band also announced that a release show for the album will take place on September 8th at Graz Orpheum. All confirmed live dates are as follows:

08.09. Release Show, Orpheum, Graz, AUT
09.09. Hard Summer Open Air, Falkenfels, GER
14.09. Storm Crusher Festival, Wurz, GER
17.09. Randal Club, Bratislava, SVK
30.09. Metal Weekend, Sankt Pölten, AUT
06.10. Rock im Sixpack, Wels, AUT
07.10. MARK, Salzburg, AUT
14.10. Metal Night Outbreak, Vorchdorf, AUT
20.10. Shredfest, Linz, AUT
21.10. The Day The Dead Walked Festival, Augsburg, GER
09.12. Viper Room, Wien, AUT
16.12. Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Eindhoven, NED

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All Else Fails Joins Loud As Hell Fest 2017 Lineup

Coming off their a international tour of India as well as performing a local Edmonton CD release show last month supporting new EP “The Forever Lie,” All Else Fails now confirms the band will be joining the 2017 Loud As Hell festival line up in Drumheller, AB.

AEF’s set will be on the second day of the festival on Saturday, August 5th with a set time at 9pm. Full ticket, line up, and set time info can be found here.

In additional news, All Else Fails’ new video for EP title track “The Forever Lie” – that was all shot with clips from the band’s India tour including performances at the Unmaad Fest and the Alcheringa Fest – can be viewed at this location.

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Diablo Blvd Releasing “Zero Hour” Album

Belgian dark groove rock outfit Diablo Blvd today announce the international release of fourth album “Zero Hour,” which will be out September 22nd, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

To give you a foretaste, check out a short video announcing the release show in Antwerpen, Belgium on September 23rd, including a snippet of the new song “Animal.”

“Zero Hour” is a dark 11 track groove monster with haunting melodies, huge guitar riffs, driving bass and pounding drums. The band worked together with Belgian producer and artist Dag Taeldeman, with mixing by Jay Ruston and mastering by Paul Logus. The mesmerizing album cover was designed by Hamburg-based artist and designer Hedi Xandt.

Humanity’s time is over, »Zero Hour« is here!

Track listing:
1. Animal
2. Sing From The Gallows
3. Life Amounts To Nothing
4. God in the machine
5. You Are All You Love
6. The Song is Over
7. 00:00
8. Like Rats
9. Demonize
10. The Future Will Do What It’s Told
11. Summer Has Gone

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Silence Equals Death Posts New Song “Peacemaker”

The first single from New Jersey hardcore quintet Silence Equals Death and the “End Times” debut full-length is now playing below as the record nears release via Eulogy Recordings.

Opening track “Peacemaker” surges with an energetic flow fans can expect for the duration of the album, as Silence Equals Death merges classic hardcore styles with energy and finesse. The band comments that the song is about “when you have exhausted your options and resort to aggressive actions.”

With ten new energetic and infectious tracks, “End Times” was recorded by Silence Equals Death at Scorpion Studios in late 2016, mixed by the band and Kevin Carafa, and mastered by Carafa with additional mastering by Michael White. Artwork was h andled by Carlo at Kill Carlo Boy Designs.

The album will be issued on CD and digital platforms through Eulogy Recordings on April 7th and you can also catch these upcoming tour dates:

2/25/2017 Lucky 13 Saloon – Brooklyn, NY *Veterans Benefit w/ Leeway NYC, The Banne
3/11/2017 Harpers Pub – Clementon, NJ w/ Belligerent, Last Breath Of Man, Sharptooth
4/07/2017 The Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ w/ Agnostic Front
4/09/2017 Lucky 13 Saloon – Brooklyn, NY *release show w/ Apparition, Full Scale Riot, more
5/05/2017 Clash Bar – Clifton, NJ *release show w/ Threat 2 Society, Robots And Monsters, Ogre
5/06/2017 5 Event South Tower – Callaway, MD w/ Inverted Planets, Only 4 Tonight
6/04/2017 Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ @ Micro Fest

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Bleed Again Posts “Decimate” Lyric Video

British band Bleed Again today returns with a new lyric video for the track “Decimate,” a slice of metal mayhem culled from forthcoming album “Momentum,” which is due out May 1st via Sliptrick Records. You can also catch the band live on these upcoming dates:

April 1st – Brighton (supporting Feed The Rhino)
April 14th – Worthing (Headlining Pangalactic Festival)

w/Death Remains:
April 28th – Hastings
April 29th – Southampton
April 30th – Reading
May 1st – Leicester
May 2nd – Birmingham
May 3rd – Bridgewater
May 4th – Banbury
May 5th – Northampton
May 6th – Brighton (Album release show)
End Tour

June 24th – Norwich POW3RF3ST …link

w/As Flames Rise:
July 20th – Isle of White
July 21st – Quarrydowns (Amplified Festival)
July 22nd – TBC
July 23rd – TBC
End Tour

October 7th – Brighton (Mammothfest)

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Ancara Releasing New Album “Garden Of Chains”

Finnish group Ancara will release fourth studio album “Garden Of Chains” via Concorde Music Company internationally on March 3rd, 2017. A release show has been slated to take place in Tavastia, Helsinki.

Back in November of 2015, Ancara also played on Mount Everest at 4600 metres, which has now been covered in the “Rockin High” documentary.

New album “Garden Of Chains” was recorded in Finland and at Hollywood, Los Angeles with producers Jimmy Westerlund and Erno Laitinen. The track listing is as follows:

1. The End (Easier Than Love)
2. Wake Up
3. Feeding The Fire
4. Changes Come
5. Ending Mode
6. Child Of The Sun
7. Perfect Enemy
8. Incomplete
9. The Warmth
10. Garden Of Chains
11. Better Man

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