SUMAC Premiere New Track “Attis’ Blade”

SUMAC premiere their new song “Attis’ Blade” from their upcoming new effort “Love In Shadow“. The group feature current and former memebrs of Isis, Baptists etc. and will release “Love In Shadow” on September 21st via Thrill Jockey.

Comments SUMAC frontman/guitarist Aaron Turner of this song and the new full length:

“While all ‘Love In Shadow was written before our recording session with [Keiji Haino,] that experience further bolstered our confidence to travel further into territories free of preconceived structure and melody. Immediacy, intuition, and risk have become an increasingly important aspect of our music making.

Before SUMAC was even a fully-formed band there was a goal I had in mind for how to approach writing songs: marrying fully realized structures to freely improvised movements – and trying to find fluid passages between these worlds. ‘Attis’ Blade‘ is a breakthrough for us in that it comes closer to meeting that goal than anything else we’ve written previously.

It’s a song I’m happy with in its own right, and more importantly as a key to the next step in our evolutional process. In this song I hear the three of us learning to trust one another more fully, and collectively embracing a more expansive dimension of our existence.

Lyrically the song has to do with succumbing to base desires, the subsequent self-abuse/admonishment to atone for these perceived transgressions of moral code, and also the personal histories that can lead to this kind of behavioral dysfunction.”

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Haunt Premiere New Song “Reflectors” From Upcoming New Album “Burst Into Flame”

Hailing from California, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden insprired Haunt premiere a new song titled “Reflectors”, taken from the band’s forthcoming album “Burst Into Flame” due via Shadow Kingdom on August 10th.

Check out now “Reflectors” below.

Burst Into Flame by Haunt

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Haunt Premiere New Song “Reflectors” From Upcoming New Album “Burst Into Flame”

Hailing from California, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden insprired Haunt premiere a new song titled “Reflectors”, taken from the band’s forthcoming album “Burst Into Flame” due via Shadow Kingdom on August 10th.

Check out now “Reflectors” below.

Burst Into Flame by Haunt

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Haunt Premiere New Song “Burst Into Flame” From Upcoming Debut Album “Burst into Flame”

Fresno’s classic heavy metal outfit Haunt premiere a new song entitled “Burst Into Flame”, taken from their upcoming debut album “Burst into Flame”, which will be out in stores August 10 via Shadow Kingdom.

Check out now “Burst Into Flame” below.

Burst Into Flame by Haunt

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Haunt Premiere New Song “Burst Into Flame” From Upcoming Debut Album “Burst into Flame”

Fresno’s classic heavy metal outfit Haunt premiere a new song entitled “Burst Into Flame”, taken from their upcoming debut album “Burst into Flame”, which will be out in stores August 10 via Shadow Kingdom.

Check out now “Burst Into Flame” below.

Burst Into Flame by Haunt

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Shadow Woods Metal Fest Announces Date & Venue Changes

The 2018 edition of Shadow Woods Metal Fest (aka Shadow Woods IV) had hoped to debut this year’s fest in a new location in Virginia, but it was not to be. The festival will return to the original Maryland location, Camp Hidden Valley. Due to changes in dates and venue, changes to the festival line-up had to be made.

Shadow Woods IV will now be held Sept 13-15, 2018 at Camp Hidden Valley (located at 4722 Mellow Rd. White Hall, MD) so that the fest could be presented in the manner that attendees have come to expect. All previously issued tickets will be honored for the new dates. Refunds will be given upon request by emailing Shadow.Woods.LLC@gmail.com.

Here’s what’s new: UADA and Panzerfaust will no longer be able to play the fest; they will play the post-fest show on September 22 at The WindUp Space in Baltimore, along with Imperial Trimphant and two past fest favorites Night Raids and Dark Water Transit. Tombs will also not be able to play the fest and were not able to play a rescheduled event.

The remainder of the Shadow Woods IV lineup remains remarkably unchanged, and three new bands have been added. As in previous years, Camp Hidden Valley will feature three alternating stages, this time it will be Woodland, Pavilion and Hall.

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Sky Shadow Obelisk & Djinn and Miskatonic Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New EP Split

Providence, Rhode Island-based one-man project Sky Shadow Obelisk and Bangalore, India-based Djinn and Miskatonic have joined forced to release a three song EP via Yuggoth Records. The record will also be available on limited edition green and orange hazed vinyl on March 6th. The digital version of the Sky Shadow Obelisk and Djinn and Miskatonic split is available now and streaming via the Yuggoth Records Bandcamp page below:

Sky Shadow Obelisk / Djinn and Miskatonic by Sky Shadow Obelisk / Djinn and Miskatonic

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Carnifex, Oceano, Winds Of Plague, Archspire, Spite, Etc. U.S. Tour Announced

Carnifex will headline the “Chaos And Carnage Tour” this April and May, in what is being billed as their only U.S. tour of the year. Oceano, Spite and Buried Above Ground will support them for the duration of the entire tour. Winds Of Plague, Archspire, Shadow Of Intent and Widowmaker will also appear on select dates. Check out the itinerary below for more details:

04/11 Mesa, AZ – Club Red

With Shadow Of Intent:

04/13 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
04/14 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live (‘Texas Independence Fest‘)
04/15 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
04/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

With Archspire & Shadow Of Intent:

04/17 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero

With Winds Of Plague, Archspire & Shadow Of Intent:

04/18 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
04/19 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
04/20 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (‘New England Metal and Hardcore Fest‘)
04/21 Reading, PA – Reverb
04/22 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
04/24 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot

With Winds Of Plague, Archspire & Widowmaker:

04/25 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
04/26 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/27 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam
04/28 Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar
04/29 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
05/01 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
05/02 Portland, OR – Hawthrone Theater
05/04 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
05/05 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater

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Ieschure Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “The Shadow”

Ukrainian one-woman black metal band Ieschure premiere the full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “The Shadow”, which is out now via Iron Bonehead, available today on CD and digitally, with an LP version to be released a bit later.

Check out now “The Shadow” in its entirety below.

Ieschure – The Shadow by Iron Bonehead Productions

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Mephorash Premiere New 7” Single “The Third Woe”

Occult black metal band from Uppsala, Sweden Mephorash premiere a new single entitled “The Third Woe”, which will be released as a 7” vinyl in December by Shadow Records.

Check out now “The Third Woe” below.

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