The Skull Premiere New Song “Ravenswood” From Upcoming New Album “The Endless Road Turns Dark”

Doom-metal band The Skull, featuring vocalist Eric Wagner and bassist Ron Holzner (both ex-Trouble), premiere a new song entitled “Ravenswood”, taken from their upcoming new album “The Endless Road Turns Dark”, which will be out in stores September 7th via Tee Pee Records.

Check out now “Ravenswood” below.

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Supreme Carnage Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Morbid Ways to Die”

German death metal outfit Supreme Carnage premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Morbid Ways to Die”, which will be out in stores later today via Redefining Darkness and Raw Skull (Europe).

Check out now “Morbid Ways to Die” in its entirety below.

Supreme Carnage – Morbid Ways to Die by Supreme Carnage

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Weapönizer Signs With 20 Buck Spin To Release “Lawless Age”

20 Buck Spin has recruited Denver’s unrestrained metal outfit Weapönizer for the June 30th release of second LP, “Lawless Age.” The label today issues a warning shot from the album, titled “Hellbound.” Stay tuned for more audio assaults to arrive in the coming weeks. The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Malefactor
2. Hellbound
3. Vulture
4. Rattenkrieg
5. Lawless Age
6. Gangrene
7. Iron Clan Exiles
8. Temple Of The Iron Skull
9. World War 2 [English Dogs cover]

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Lyric Video For New Song “Let There Be Steel” Issued By Sacred Steel

German metal veterans Sacred Steel released a lyric video for the new song “Let There Be Steel.” The song appears on the upcoming new album “Heavy Metal Sacrifice,” which will be released October 14th via Cruz Del Sur Music.

“Heavy Metal Sacrifice” was recorded at Music Factory Studio Kempten (Germany) and was produced by Sacred Steel and Christian Schmidt. It marks the group’s 20th anniversary, offering fans Sacred Steel’s most compelling album yet.

The album’s track listing is:

1. Intro (Glory Ride)
2. Heavy Metal Sacrifice
3. The Sign of the Skull
4. Hail The Godz of War
5. Vulture Priest
6. Children Of The Sky
7. Let There Be Steel
8. Chaos Unleashed
9. The Dead Walk The Earth
10. Beyond The Gates
11. Of Nineveh

Check out the clip here:

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The Whorehouse Massacre Streaming “Altar Of The Goat Skull / VI” Compilation

The Whorehouse Massacre is a special force from Canada delving into suffocating, dense and frankly downright menacing doom/sludge metal.

“Altar of the Goat Skull / VI” comprise two of the band’s latest EPs rolled into one ceaseless album, released as a precursor to the full-length album coming out next year on Transcending Obscurity Records.

You can hear all of the “Altar of the Goat Skull / VI” release in the player below. The full track listing is:

1. Indignation 02:39
2. A.C.S.-4 01:56
3. A.C.S.-3 01:39
4. Buried in Darkness 03:14
5. Altar of the Goat Skull 03:54
6. The Black Coast 06:02
7. Sewer Dreams 04:13
8. Big Mouth 03:56
9. Bowels of Hell 03:15
10. End of Mankind 03:11
11. Sassy Pants (Sloth cover) 03:24
12. The Temples of Perdition 05:59
13. Sob Story 01:51

Altar of the Goat Skull/VI by The Whorehouse Massacre (Miasmic Sludge/Doom)

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Canyon Of The Skull Streaming Debut Album

Austin, Texas-based instrumental blackened doom band Canyon Of The Skull is now streaming a debut, self-titled album online. You can check out the two epic, 17+ minute tracks in the player below or over at Bandcamp here.

1. The Path (Of Bear & Wolf) 17:18
2. Canyon of the Skull 18:03

Canyon of the Skull by Canyon of the Skull

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Skull Fist Parts With Vocalist Zach Slaughter

Canadian heavy metal band Skull Fist just issued the following statement about parting ways with vocalist / guitarist Zach Slaughter:

“We’re really sorry to tell everyone this but Zach has decided to leave Skull Fist for personal reasons. The 3rd album will still be released early 2016 and to clarify, with all 4 members. For the time being, the band will be on hiatus. Until then, hang tight.”

The mentioned album will follow 2014’s “Chasing the Dream,” with further details to be announced shortly. In the mean time, check out a music video off the previous album below.

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The Skull Inks Deal With Tee Pee Records

The Skull – featuring original members Eric Wagner (vocals) and Jeff “Oly” Olson (drums) of American doom metal legends Trouble alongside longtime Trouble bassist Ron Holzner and Sacred Dawn guitarist Lothar Keller — has inked a deal with Tee Pee Records.

The Skull recently recorded two songs with acclaimed producer / engineer Billy Anderson (Melvins, Neurosis), which will see the light of day this spring. “Sometime Yesterday Mourning” is a doomy metal song written by Keller, Holzner and Wagner that showcases the genre pioneers’ distinct style while “The Last Judgement” is a “revisiting” of the classic Trouble song of the same name that originally appeared on the 1983 “Metal Massacre IV” compilation album.

“I think ‘Sometime Yesterday Mourning’ is the perfect song for The Skull to lead with and there’s a reason why it was the first song we completed as a band,” commented Wagner. “It’s about coming to a point in life when it’s just time for a new beginning, a fresh start if you will, and finally coming to terms with the past. Being that it is the 30th anniversary of the release of the song ‘The Last Judgement’ — the first song we ever released — we thought it fit perfectly for the B-side and considering what ‘Sometime Yesterday Mourning’ is about, it made sense to me. You have to go through your past to get to your future.”

The Skull will follow the release of the new songs with a debut full length LP, tentatively slated for release this autumn.

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The Skull Inks Deal With Tee Pee Records

The Skull – featuring original members Eric Wagner (vocals) and Jeff “Oly” Olson (drums) of American doom metal legends Trouble alongside longtime Trouble bassist Ron Holzner and Sacred Dawn guitarist Lothar Keller — has inked a deal with Tee Pee Records.

The Skull recently recorded two songs with acclaimed producer / engineer Billy Anderson (Melvins, Neurosis), which will see the light of day this spring. “Sometime Yesterday Mourning” is a doomy metal song written by Keller, Holzner and Wagner that showcases the genre pioneers’ distinct style while “The Last Judgement” is a “revisiting” of the classic Trouble song of the same name that originally appeared on the 1983 “Metal Massacre IV” compilation album.

“I think ‘Sometime Yesterday Mourning’ is the perfect song for The Skull to lead with and there’s a reason why it was the first song we completed as a band,” commented Wagner. “It’s about coming to a point in life when it’s just time for a new beginning, a fresh start if you will, and finally coming to terms with the past. Being that it is the 30th anniversary of the release of the song ‘The Last Judgement’ — the first song we ever released — we thought it fit perfectly for the B-side and considering what ‘Sometime Yesterday Mourning’ is about, it made sense to me. You have to go through your past to get to your future.”

The Skull will follow the release of the new songs with a debut full length LP, tentatively slated for release this autumn.

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The Skull Live Footage From Hollywood Show Posted Online

The Skull — the band featuring original Trouble members Eric Wagner and Jeff “Oly” Olson alongside Trouble’s longtime bassist Ron Holzner and Sacred Dawn guitarists Michael Carpenter and Lothar Keller — performed at Loaded Hollywood last Saturday, October 19th in Hollywood, California. Fan filmed footage can be seen below (thanks to Arturo Gallegos).

As previously reported, Jeff “Oly” Olson rejoined The Skull last month, explaining in a statement: “I know that I’ve mentioned that I wouldn’t perform Trouble’s music anymore unless it’s with the other original members, but I’ve had a change of heart. I want to rock again. Although I have been having a great time playing keys for In-Graved (led by former Pentagram guitarist Victor Griffin), I miss the drums and playing classic Troublesongs. I’m still going to jam with Victor, but there is room for The Skull too.”

He added: “In just a few short months, 2014 will mark the 30th anniversary year for Trouble’s debut record, ‘Psalm 9’. Trouble guitarists Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin are having fun with their new record, and I had fun writing some intros for it. It’s just that Eric, Ron, and myself want to jam too and celebrate our 30th anniversary as well with a tour and a new record. We’ve worked just as hard as Bruce and Rick over the years and we feel that we’ve earned the privilege to celebrate with the fans as well. There is no animosity between the two bands and we intend to keep it that way.

“We are currently writing a debut record, set for release in 2014 and I’ve already submitted several songs to the guys. Excitement is in the air.”

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