MOAB Signs To Kemado Records, Readies Debut Album "Ab Ovo"

Kemado Records, home of The Sword, Saviours, Danava, and True Widow, has announced the signing of L.A. trio Moab. The band’s debut album, “Ab Ovo,” will see a August 16th release. “Ab Ovo” is “a dense, towering slab of majestic rock, compelling from the first
strum to the final gong hit,” according to the press release.

“Ab Ovo” was recorded almost entirely by the band members themselves at their own L.A. practice space (with the exception of “Dimensioner,” recorded by Mathias Schneeberger, known for his work with Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, and Electric Wizard). The cover artwork and layout comes courtesy of Paul Jeffrey (Pelican, Mouth of the Architect) and photographer Kyle Burns.

The tracklisting for “Ab Ovo” is as follows:

1. So On
2. Dimensioner
3. Sated
4. Staring Wall Pt 1
5. Staring Wall Pt 2
6. More Lore
7. Fembot
8. Unbeknownst
9. Lugh
10. Helios

Look for Moab on tour soon in support of Ab Ovo.

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Ex Dementia Recruits New Bassist Coffin Joe

Ex Dementia has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist and working on a new EP:

“Greetings (insert clever surname for Ex Dementia fans)! A few little announcements. First, we are experiencing a slight line-up change. Our bassist Joe can no longer commit to EXD, due to tackling another profession, and will be forced to move out of state. Fortunately for us, he has been a great contribution to Ex Dementia, and a great friend. We are happy to have had him on at least one album, and a plethora of great shows (and not so great… Nor sober)! Exit Joe, enter… Joe. Coffin Joe that is. No, we’re not all using stage-names now. That’s just what I’ve always called him.

“Our new bassist, Coffin Joe is a Philly-based death metal NUT! He’s an asshole, a great player, and hilarious… A perfect fit for us! We look forward to writing, playing, and recording with Coffin Joe in the future! So give a dead, stiff, and cold (in a box!) welcome! Ex Dementia is now:

Chris – Guitars/Vocals
Coffin Joe – Bass
Branden – Drums

“The next announcement is our next gig! We will be sharing the stage with Rottrevore, Malignancy, and Legionary! This massacre will take place Saturday, September 24th at the Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY!

“And lastly, our new EP! The new EP is entitled ‘Crack the Coffin,’ and is scheduled to come out late-fall/early winter on HPGD Productions! We already have 3 songs written, and hope to write 2 more, and throw in a cover. The songs we have written already are VERY. FUCKING. FAST. So fast, I cant keep up sometimes! But I assure you, come time to record, we’ll be tighter than the pants on a Norma Jean fan. Within the next few weeks, more will be releasing song-titles, demos, etc. So keep your eyes peeled for that!”

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Batillus Announces U.S. Tour Dates With Mutilation Rites

Batillus has announced it will be releasing an upcoming split 7″ with Mutilation Rites, and two tracks from the release were recently posted online. The band has now announced a string of tour dates with Mutilation Rites. The currently announced shows are as follows:

7/8 Providence, RI @ Machines With Magnets w/ Mutilation Rites
7/9 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt w/ Mutilation Rites
7/12 NYC @ Le Poisson Rouge w/ YOB + Dark Castle
7/14 Madsion, WI @ Lothlórien Co-op w/ Mutilation Rites
7/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Medusa w/ Mutilation Rites
7/16 Fargo, ND @ The New Direction w/ Mutilation Rites
7/17 Appleton, WI @ Maritime Tavern w/ Mutilation Rites
7/19 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ Nachtmystium + Lord Mantis + Mutilation Rites
7/20 Indianapolis, IN @ Vibes Music w/ Mutilation Rites + Racebannon
7/21 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Mutilation Rites
7/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Helter Shelter w/ Mutilation Rites
7/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Mutilation Rites

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