GraveCoven Posts New Song “Furious Fires”

The California-based duo GraveCoven (featuring Jimmy of Swamp Witch’s and Philip from Bog Oak) has concluded work on a debut album entitled “Coughing Blood.”

The release, containing six original compositions following the vein of obscure and depressive black and doom metal, will be released in CD format via Godz Ov War Productions

The album was recorded by Patrick Hills at Earth Tone Studios in Sacramento, CA and bears cover artwork by Glitch Witch (Void King, Skeleton Wolf, King of None). Check out advance track “Furious Fires” below.

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Mountaineer Kicks Off Very First Tour Dates

Mountaineer, a newly-created West Coast band, will begin a short tour today that marks the outfit’s very first live shows.

The succinct trek comes in conjunction with the release of the two-song “Coma Fever/Siren Song” 7″ EP. Aiding in the festivities this week, the second track “Siren Song” comes online and can be heard below.

8/04/2016 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
8/05/2016 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA
8/06/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR w/ Come To Grief
8/07/2016 The Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Come To Grief

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Mountaineer Releasing Debut 7″ At Upcoming Live Shows

California-based Mountaineer, a newly-found act with the roots of its members tracing to Secrets Of The Sky, Lycus, and Lament Cityscape, will release a debut two-song 7” leading off with “Coma Fever” and seeing “Siren Song” on the B-side.

Both tracks are culled from the band’s impending LP, which will see release sometime in the future, yet are being released together early on a special, limited edition 7” through Battleground Records.

The EP will be pressed on a picture disc lathe cut, limited to 55 copies and released August 4th exclusively for the band’s upcoming debut live performances. Catch the inaugural Mountaineer shows:

8/04/2016 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
8/05/2016 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA
8/06/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR w/ Come To Grief
8/07/2016 The Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Come To Grief

Mountaineer 7″ by MTNR

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Westfield Massacre Posts “Time To Rise” Music Video

Fresh off a U.S. tour with Sevendust and Trivium, Westfield Massacre continues assaulting the world by releasing a new video for “Time to Rise” taken off the group’s debut album.

The video was directed by Stephen Steelman and is available below. Westfield Massacre will head back out on the road for a series dates starting August 4th in Pomona, CA.

Aug 04th Character’s – Pomona CA
Aug 06th Viper L.A. – Los Angeles CA
Aug 08th Fulton 55 – Fresno CA
Aug 09th Starlight – Sacramento CA
Aug 13th Dirt Fest – Pontiac MI **
Aug 14th The Tree of Joliet – Joliet IL
Aug 15th The Tree of Joliet – Joliet IL
Aug 16th Tailgaters – Cedar Rapids IA
Aug 17th Wooly’s – Des Moines IA
Aug 19th River Riot – Council Bluffs IA **
Aug 20th Black Sheep – CO Springs CO
Aug 21st Black Sheep – CO Springs CO
Aug 22nd In the Venue – Salt Lake City UT
Aug 23rd Adrenaline – Vegas NV

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Wrvth Gears Up For Summer North American Tour Dates

Atmospheric tech death unit Wrvth continues to support the band’s self-titled 2015 release with a string of late summer headlining shows.

The month-long trek begins August 5th in Bend, Oregon, and includes an appearance at Jamfest in Beamsville, Ontario as well as Dirt Fest in Pontiac, Michigan alongside Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Attila, Asking Alexandria and more.

The live debauchery comes to an end on September 3rd in Sacramento, California. Support will come courtesy of Depths Of Hatred and Pathways on select dates.

8/05/2016 Third Street Pub – Bend, OR
8/06/2016 Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR
8/07/2016 50 West – Salem, OR
8/08/2016 The Pin – Spokane, WA
8/09/2016 Railyard – Billings, MT
8/11/2016 Shorty’s Hall – Milwaukee, WI
8/12/2016 Jamfest @ BMR Private Ranch – Beamsville, ON *
8/13/2016 Dirt Fest @ Crofoot Festival Grounds – Pontiac, MI
8/14/2016 Coalition – Toronto, ON *
8/15/2016 Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC *
8/16/2016 L’Anti Bar Spectacles – Quebec City, QC *
8/17/2016 Koto – Salem, MA
8/18/2016 3065 Live – Buzzards Bay, MA
8/19/2016 The Wreck Room – Peterborough, NH
8/21/2016 The Iron Heights – Augusta, GA **
8/22/2016 Bombshells Tavern – Orlando, FL **
8/24/2016 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL **
8/25/2016 TBD – Houston, TX
8/26/2016 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
8/28/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
8/30/2016 Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
8/31/2016 Til-Two Club – San Diego, CA
9/01/2016 PBW – Pomona, CA
9/02/2016 La Movida – Salinas, CA
9/03/2016 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
*with Depths Of Hatred
**with Pathways

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Peace Killers Releasing Debut Self-Titled Album

Svart Records sets January 22nd, 2016 as the international release date for Peace Killers’ self-titled album, to be released on vinyl, CD, and digital formats. Svart signed Peace Killers to a deal in 2014, and the Sacramento-based band recorded this album in the summer of 2014 at Earth Tone Studios with the help of local record producer Pat Hills, a force in Sacramento’s strong and proud local music scene.

The members of Peace Killers make up a combined 40 years of experience in the Northern California punk and hardcore scenes. The style of writing is swift, intuitive, and improvisational. The result is an early metal sound with a DIY punk ethic and a very strong rock influence. The “Peace Killers” track listing is as follows:

1. Devil’s Daughters
2. Feast on Fisticuffs
3. From Sleep
4. Heavy Days Moon Blood
5. Sugar’s Peepers
6. Young Man’s Shoes
7. Recovery
8. Green Metal
9. Spoonful

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Wolvhammer Announces New North American Tour Dates With Atriarch

Following tours with Mortals, Black Cobra, 1349 and more throughout 2015 in support of the Profound Lore-released “Clawing Into Black Sun” LP, Wolvhammer’s upcoming trek will see the band uniting with Atriarch for a week-and-a-half of dates next month.

Beginning December 10th in Vancouver, British Columbia, the two bands will crush through Bellingham, Seattle, Olympia, Boise, Reno, San Francisco, Ventura, Los Angeles, Sacramento and close down in Portland on December 20th.

Wolvhammer vows to not only inundate attendees with the intoxicating works of their latest album, but will also dig into their vaults and perform material which has never infiltrated their live sets previously.

Early 2016 will see additional tour dates from Wolvhammer, followed later in the year by new recorded material.

12/10/2015 The Media Club – Vancouver, BC
12/11/2015 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
12/12/2015 Highline – Seattle, WA
12/13/2015 Cryptatropa – Olympia, WA
12/14/2015 The Shredder – Boise, ID
12/15/2015 PB&J’s – Reno, NV
12/16/2015 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
12/17/2015 The Garage – Ventura, CA
12/18/2015 Lexington Theater – Los Angeles, CA
12/19/2015 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
12/20/2015 Panic Room – Portland, OR

Clawing Into Black Sun by Wolvhammer

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Heat Of Damage Release “Judgment Day” Music Video From New Album “Open Fire”

Folsom, California Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band Heat Of Damage have released their “Judgment Day” music video from their debut album Open Fire which is available for purchase now on iTunes. The video for “Judgement Day” was filmed at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California and was edited by Matt Thomas. “Judgment Day” was […]

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Battalion Of Saints Streaming New Self-Titled 7″

Long-running West Coast punk icons Battalion of Saints today unloads a brand new self-titled 7″ – listen in below.

Battalion of Saints was a major catalyst in accelerating the transition from the already upbeat, adrenaline-charged punk of the early 1980s in to feral, snarling hardcore punk of the highest quality and intensity.

New EP “Battalion Of Saints” is available through Southern Lord on 7″ wax and digital download. Catch the band live with Scalped on these dates:

1/09/2015 Babylon – Bakersfield, CA
1/10/2015 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
1/11/2015 Old Nicks – Eugene, OR
1/12/2015 Highline – Seattle, WA
1/13/2015 Ash St – Portland, OR
1/14/2015 Press Club – Sacramento, CA

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Slaps WWE’s Baron Corbin At 2015 “Aftershock Festival”

Corey Taylor (vocalist of Slipknot, Stone Sour) and WWE NXT wrestler Baron Corbin were exchanging verbal assaults on social media in the weeks leading up to last weekend’s “Aftershock Festival” in Sacramento, CA. Yesterday saw the payoff, as Baron Corbin took a slap from Corey Taylor who was in the audience.

Check it out below:

Some more footage can be seen after the jump:

.@BaronCorbinWWE was surprised when @CoreyTaylorRock kept his word at #NXTAftershock but definitely not intimidated. pic.twitter.com/22XKaKGzyE

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 25, 2015

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