Exhorder: Reunion & 2018 Live Dates Announced

Legendary NOLA thrash metal outfit Exhorder officially announced that they have reunited. Previously, the band have not been active since Maryland Deathfest in 2011, one of their only live dates following the death of longtime bassist Frankie Sparcello.

Original members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) return with the lineup being rounded out by Jason Viebrooks (Heathen) on bass duties, Sasha Horn (Forbidden) on drums and Marzi Montazeri (ex-Superjoint Ritual, ex-Phil Anselmo & The Illegals) as second guitarist.

Exhorder will perform live at Saint Vitus on February 9 and 10 and in New Orleans on February 12.

In a statement, LaBella says:

“Over our 30 year history we have obviously had more than our fair share of struggles. Struggles that have broken us apart on several occasions. Whether those struggles were internal, external or both, no matter the situation, we always find are way back to one another. How? Why? It took me 30 years to realize it’s because the relationships run too deep, the songs are timeless, and the fans are ageless. It’s meant so much to us and so many others. And it’s for these reasons Exhorder CAN’T be broken, even by the hands that created it. Like it or not, love it or hate it, Exhorder is forever and it’s my duty, my honor and privilege to do it again!”

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Tears of Kali Premiere New Music Video For “Moon Ritual” From New Album “Dive Into Ascension”

Hungarian mordern metal act Tears of Kali premiere a new music video for “Moon Ritual”, taken from their new album “Dive Into Ascension”, out in stores now.

Check out now “Moon Ritual” below.

Says drummer Milán Leindler:

“There’s this strange ambivalence, because the band itself is fresh, its members have known each other for quite some time. The road was long up until this point, but what matters is our future.What you guys can hear is the product of a three-year work. With the lyrics we want to be one step forward, we don’t just want to raise attention towards certain problems, many did that before us, and many will… we would like to offer solutions, a kind of synthesis. There are instances when you have to choose between left and right… well, with Dive into Ascension, we chose upward!”

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Tears of Kali Premiere New Music Video For “Moon Ritual” From New Album “Dive Into Ascension”

Hungarian mordern metal act Tears of Kali premiere a new music video for “Moon Ritual”, taken from their new album “Dive Into Ascension”, out in stores now.

Check out now “Moon Ritual” below.

Says drummer Milán Leindler:

“There’s this strange ambivalence, because the band itself is fresh, its members have known each other for quite some time. The road was long up until this point, but what matters is our future.What you guys can hear is the product of a three-year work. With the lyrics we want to be one step forward, we don’t just want to raise attention towards certain problems, many did that before us, and many will… we would like to offer solutions, a kind of synthesis. There are instances when you have to choose between left and right… well, with Dive into Ascension, we chose upward!”

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Ancient VVisdom Premiere New Video For “Light Of Lucifer” From Upcoming New Album “XYYY”

The occult rock act in Ancient VVisdom are pleased to unveil the official new visual accompaniment to the track “Light Of Lucifer” from their recently-issued “33” full-length.

Watch the video below:

The clip, shot in a historically haunted auditorium, is currently playing at BrooklynVegan. Notes Nathan “Opposition” Jochum, “We filmed at one of the most haunted places in Ohio in an auditorium referred to by some as a ‘vortex’ or ‘portal to hell’ at the House Of Wills, which is the current location of The New Church Of Satan in Cleveland. Owner, good friend of mine, and Satanic High Priest Eric Freeman allowed us to take part in this ritual and capture the House’s energy. 49,000 square feet of decaying beauty, this building is still rich with history as it was an African American Masonic mortuary for many years prior to Eric taking ownership. The house needs many repairs after being abandoned and stripped, so I volunteer my time whenever I am available to help restore this once magnificent historic building. Eric has dedicated his life to the restoration. Ghost tours and paranormal investigations available upon request.”

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New Song “Open Grave” Streaming From Sect

Sect is streaming the new song “Open Grave” over at Exclaim at this location. Of course, you can also just check it out on the convenient player below.

“Open Grave” is the opening track of the band’s upcoming sophomore album “No Cure For Death,” which is set to drops Southern Lord on November 24th.

The track listing for “No Cure For Death” is:

1. Open Grave
2. Day For Night
3. Crocodile Prayers
4. Reality’s Wake
5. Stripes
6. Liberal Arts
7. Born Razed
8. Transaction
9. Least Resistance
10. Avoidance Ritual

Check out “Open Grave” here:

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Details Of Debut Album Posted By Boson, New Single “Mass Of The Phoenix” Streaming

Minneapolis bred sludge-metal band Boson will release the debut full-length album “Domain of Ember” on November 3rd via Anxious & Angry Records. Today, the band has partnered with DecibelMagazine.com to premiere the album’s first new track, “Mass of the Phoenix,” which you can check out at this location, or simply follow the article down to its climax and explode to the new song in the player there.

Guitarist/Vocalist, Jim Adolphson talks about the new song: “This song was one of the last tracks that we worked on before entering into the studio and by far had some of the most intense energy when writing it. It took a few months to come to what became the final draft of “Mass of the Phoenix” because we kept running into roadblocks in matching the vibe of the main riff. Once the final version came to be, it seemed like the lyrical content just kind of presented itself in a weird way to me. I have always been pulled in by occultism, especially occult rituals that required death and mutilation.

“I was reading ‘The Book of Lies’ at the time and came across this ritual that involved the participant eating what was called ‘The Cake of Light.’ The cake included bodily fluids and required the participant to cut their chest and use their own blood as one of the ingredients. From a lyrical standpoint, I used the ritual as sort of a meditation of releasing negative emotions in the darkest and most vile way possible. This particular ritual seemed to be the most appropriate vessel.

“When it came time to decide on possible vocal ideas, Chase Mason from Gatecreeper came to mind immediately. His voice is so fucking nasty and heavy sounding that I felt he would be the perfect fit to tie up the end of the song as a layer alongside my voice. He nailed the part, and absolutely made the ending so much heavier than I could have done by myself. ‘Mass of the Phoenix’ is one of the tracks I am most proud of on ‘Domain of Ember.’”

With “Domain Of Ember,” Boson has made its entry into the metal scene armed with massive, sludging-riffs and searing, intense vocals. Melding elements of atmospheric post-metal, doom-metal and hardcore, the band wields a monstrous sound that finds a unique balance between melody and cacophony.

Adolphson adds: “We started Boson so we could play loud, heavy music and have fun doing it. We wanted to find ways to come up with music that made you want to get stoned and bang your head a little bit without trying too hard to be difficult and cerebral.”

Boson will be performing a hometown show in Minneapolis at Eagles Club 34 on October 20th along with Blue Ox, Senior Fellows and Circadian Ritual.

The track listing for the debut release is:

1. Shadowlands
2. Mass of the Phoenix
3. Echo of the Mute Stars
4. Heaven’s Black Corners
5. Eye of the Augur
6. Prayer of Ash

Check out “Mass of the Phoenix” here:

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Trailer For “Thrash Anthems II” Issued By Destruction

10 years removed from recreating the past on “Thrash Anthems,” German thrash legends Destruction is at it again with the impending release of “Thrash Anthems II” on November 10th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The album features 10 fully re-recorded versions of past classics taken from the first seven albums and picked by the fans, along with the oft-covered Dead Kennedy’s tune “Holiday in Cambodia.”

Today, the band released the first trailer clip leading up to the release, which features the drum recording sessions. Check it out in the player below.

The track list for “Thrash Anthems II” is:

1. Confused Mind
2. Black Mass
3. Frontbeast
4. Dissatisfied Existence
5. United by Hatred
6. The Ritual
7. Black Death
8. The Antichrist
9. Confound Games
10. Ripping You Off Blind
11. Satan’s Vengeance
12. Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedys cover)

Check out the clip here:

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Debut Album Details Revealed By Obscure Burial, New Song Available For Streaming

Today, Invictus Productions set December 15th as the international release date for Obscure Burial’s debut album, fittingly self-titled. The new song “Imago Mortis” can be heard in the player at the bottom.

Hailing from Finland, Obscure Burial are death metal incarnate. No memory, no past nor future, but the fertile blackness of one and only, the lawless king, son of the stillborn moment: Obscure Burial emerged from the lifeless womb in the year 2012. Not long after, their debut demo “God’s Abomination” was released by Invictus and the cult begins. Two years later came “Epiphany,” the band’s second demo, again released by Invictus. Here, the ruthlessly eldritch death metal receives a more advance and dynamic approach, and the fever surrounding the name begins to build ever further. Now, after a minor lineup change, the time is at hand for the band’s debut album: “Obscure Burial.”

Truly a magnum opus of all that’s come before within the enviable arsenal, Obscure Burial doesn’t alter the steadfast formula as simply perfect it. For true believers with ears and hearts wide open shall bear witness, upon one mere spin of Obscure Burial, that the ancient black/death magick is filthier than ever and effervescently captured in truly terrorizing 3D, raw and reckless and yet deadly fucking clear. The well of influence – Necrovore, Profanatica, Sadistic Intent, and early Possessed – is still being supped from, but here, Obscure Burial puts its own personal spin on it, piling on miles of malevolence and obscurity atop.

The artwork and track listing are as follows:

1. Lucilia Silvarum
2. Imago Mortis
3. Darkness Spawns
4. Transcending Deity
5. I Spoke To Darkness (Black Deserts Divine)
6. Necrophagous Ritual
7. Dweller in the Abyss
8. Dawn of Eschaton

Check out “Imago Mortis” here:

Obscure Burial by Obscure Burial

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Debut Album Details Revealed By Obscure Burial, New Song Available For Streaming

Today, Invictus Productions set December 15th as the international release date for Obscure Burial’s debut album, fittingly self-titled. The new song “Imago Mortis” can be heard in the player at the bottom.

Hailing from Finland, Obscure Burial are death metal incarnate. No memory, no past nor future, but the fertile blackness of one and only, the lawless king, son of the stillborn moment: Obscure Burial emerged from the lifeless womb in the year 2012. Not long after, their debut demo “God’s Abomination” was released by Invictus and the cult begins. Two years later came “Epiphany,” the band’s second demo, again released by Invictus. Here, the ruthlessly eldritch death metal receives a more advance and dynamic approach, and the fever surrounding the name begins to build ever further. Now, after a minor lineup change, the time is at hand for the band’s debut album: “Obscure Burial.”

Truly a magnum opus of all that’s come before within the enviable arsenal, Obscure Burial doesn’t alter the steadfast formula as simply perfect it. For true believers with ears and hearts wide open shall bear witness, upon one mere spin of Obscure Burial, that the ancient black/death magick is filthier than ever and effervescently captured in truly terrorizing 3D, raw and reckless and yet deadly fucking clear. The well of influence – Necrovore, Profanatica, Sadistic Intent, and early Possessed – is still being supped from, but here, Obscure Burial puts its own personal spin on it, piling on miles of malevolence and obscurity atop.

The artwork and track listing are as follows:

1. Lucilia Silvarum
2. Imago Mortis
3. Darkness Spawns
4. Transcending Deity
5. I Spoke To Darkness (Black Deserts Divine)
6. Necrophagous Ritual
7. Dweller in the Abyss
8. Dawn of Eschaton

Check out “Imago Mortis” here:

Obscure Burial by Obscure Burial

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New Album “No Cure For Death” Announced By Sect

Following the signing of North American hardcore group Sect to Southern Lord earlier this year, the band has since completed recording the second full-length, and label debut, “No Cure For Death” and with plans to release the album on November 24th.

“No Cure For Death” was recorded with Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Check out brand new footage of the recording sessions in the player at the bottom.

Comprised of an international cast of scene veterans, who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes, Sect unites vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Burning Love, Left For Dead), guitarists James Chang (Catharsis, Undying) and Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance), bassist Steve Hart (Day Of Suffering), and drummer Andy Hurley (Racetraitor, Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things). The result of these musicians’ alignment is a caustic, riotous, belligerent style of vile hardcore fed by a boundless well of socio-political vitriol.

Sect gets right down to the blast beats and breakdowns that fight it out in chaotic jams. The band cuts the shit and go for the throat with no time to waste, “because the Orwellian police states and irreparable social and ecological disasters we once saw off on the horizon are now on our front doorsteps, in full swing. And in just such a volatile, precarious moment as this for civilization, there is more reason than ever to keep lashing out at a world more suicidally-bent on its own destruction and the exploitation of people, species and the ecosystem itself, than perhaps ever before in history.”

For Sect, this is the purpose of hardcore as they know it, conveying an urgency that transcends age, credentials or scene politics, to convert desperation into real talk and action. Stand by for audio samples, videos, pre-order links and more in the days ahead.

The track listing for “No Cure For Death” is:

1. Open Grave
2. Day For Night
3. Crocodile Prayers
4. Reality’s Wake
5. Stripes
6. Liberal Arts
7. Born Razed
8. Transaction
9. Least Resistance
10. Avoidance Ritual

Check out the recording footage here:

Sect will take part in Not Dead Yet Fest this weekend in Toronto, playing Saturday, October 14th alongside Incendiary, Glory, Hotheads, Spiritual Cramp, Illusion, and Real World. The next day they headline a show in Buffalo with Acolyte, Old Ghosts, and Juggernaut. Additional tour dates are to be expected, but confirmed dates are as follows:

10/14/2017 Coalition – Toronto, ON @ Not Dead Yet Fest
10/15/2017 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY w/ Acolyte, Old Ghosts, Juggernaut

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