Carnal Decay Announce “When Push Comes To Shove” EP – Unveil Art & Teaser Video.

Just one year after the release of their latest album, 2017’s You Owe, You Pay, long-running Switzerland-based slamming brutal death metal crew Carnal Decay is primed to unleash more gory rampaging music on July 20th. The group is proud to announce their forthcoming EP, When Push Comes To Shove, a 7-Inch vinyl format release that will also see release on all digital platforms. When Push Comes To Shove consists of three murderous songs aided by extended guest vocals from Igor Fil of brutal death metal favorites Katalepsy on “Food For Thought”.

You can check out an extended teaser video for When Push Comes To Shove below:

Carnal Decay vocalist Michael Kern comments on the release:

“Our goal was getting more groove, more brutality, and more catchiness into our songs than ever before. I can proudly say that we perfectly achieved that on When Push Comes To Shove!”

Carnal Decay – When Push Comes To Shove Track Listing:
1. When Push Comes To Shove
2. Food For Thought (feat. Igor Fil of Katalepsy)
3. We All Bleed Red

Carnal Decay is:
Drums: Sebastian Mantel
Bass: Nasar Skripitskij
Guitar: Isabelle Iten
Vocals: Michael Kern

You can catch Carnal Decay live at one of their current tour dates listed below
02. June, Japan, Osaka, Socore Factory
03. June, Japan, Tokio, Earthdom
16. June, Germany, Munich, Backstage
21. July, Spain, Barcelona, Move Your fucking Brain Festival
20. October, Germany, Wermelskirchen, Bahndamm
24. November, Belgium, Peer, Brutality over Belgium North Edition

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Black Tusk Premiere New Track “Agali” – Set August Release For New Album “T.C.B.T.”

Black Tusk‘s new effort “T.C.B.T.” will be out on August 17 via Season Of Mist. Today the band debut a new track from the album, entitled “Agali“, which you can stream below.

Explain Black Tusk:

“We decided to entitle this record ‘TCBT.’ Its a play on TCB, taking care of business, add a T to the end and its Taking Care of Black Tusk. Its an idea, a slogan if you will that James and Athon came up with some years ago, and since his passing and essentially the reformation of this band we found it fitting for a title.

We turned inward after ‘Pillars Of Ash‘. Corey came on board and we did the tours to support that record playing the songs that we had written with Athon, Then we took some time off and learned how to write with a new member, we took our time and worked out our ideas, we brought new ideas and talents into the fold. This record is something that we are truly proud of, its the culmination of two years of reworking ourselves as a band.

We’ve closed one chapter of this band are starting anew, we are Taking Care of Black Tusk. We recorded this record as a three piece and are going to tour to perform it as a four piece. With a nod to our past and with the knowledge of lessons learned and experience gained, we are heading back out full throttle with a new energy and a new band. When you listen, you will hear Black Tusk, not the old as was, but a new Black Tusk keeping tour roots and carving a new path.”

Adding about the newly premiered song:

“Simply put, Agali means ‘to return.’ I learned of the word from the bandmates of Victoria Scalisi, she passed away from cancer this year along with another of our close friends Jake Trout. Victoria and her bands inspired us to do what we do today and her and Jake were family to us.

This song to us is about passing on and your spirit and energy returning itself into the lives of the people who were close to you and even the lives of complete strangers. Our time here is short and when our bodies pass on, hopefully the good things that we have done and the ideas we have spread will return. So this song is dedicated to the memories of Jake and Victoria, may you always return.”

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Baptists Premiere New Track “Victim Service” From Upcoming New Album “Beacon Of Faith”

Another new Baptists song titled “Victim Service has been premiered from the band’s upcoming album, “Beacon Of Faith“, which will be in stores next Friday, May 25th, on Southern Lord.

Says the group’s guitarist Danny Marshall of it:

“From a songwriting standpoint, I think it is about as rock ‘n’ roll as we could get. I wanted to see if we could get away with doing a tune with this kind of mid-paced feel. The last riff in the song is a total John Reis-style riff attempt – his songs have always had a huge influence on the songwriting in this band, and to me that shines through more on this song than anything else on this record.”

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Paradise Lost To Re-Release 2001 Album, “Believe In Nothing”

Gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost has announced that, following quickly on from the re-release of their 1999 album, “Host,” Nuclear Blast will be re-releasing the 2001 album, “Believe In Nothing.” The album will be remixed and remastered and include new artwork, which you can see below. The band has also posted a lyric video for the song, “Mouth,” which received the music video treatment in the initial promotion for the album, which can also be seen below.

Vocalist Nick Holmes stated: “It’s no secret that we were never entirely happy with the production on this record, despite really liking the songs. It’s been a long time coming, but we finally found the right moment to go back into the studio with Gomez (Orgone Studios) and play around with it. We hope you all enjoy the remixed version so you can hear how the songs were meant to sound.”

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Alkaloid (Obscura, Etc.) Premiere New Track “Chaos Theory And Practice”

Alkaloid (Obscura, etc.) premiere their new song “Chaos Theory And Practice“. The band’s new effort “Liquid Anatomy” is due out May 18th via Season Of Mist.

Explains the group’s vocalist/guitarist Morean:

“This is the second of two new songs in the Dyson saga, which I started on our first album. When we set up the band back in 2012, getting a chance and platform to write these tracks was one of my main reasons to join – and when I had finished the first four songs, I realized that this story had only just begun… This time around, I’m realizing once more that it’s far from finished.

The Kardashev scale, which is used to measure how advanced a spacefaring civilization is, is nothing less than a technological path leading planet-bound organisms to becoming cosmic overlords – basically, god. In these two new songs, the sentient, self-aware ‘spaceship’ that developed from the swarm of robots that built the Dyson Sphere now finds itself traveling interstellar distances at, well, nothing more than the speed of a truck, pulling the sun with it by a technique called ‘star lifting’.

In the song that precedes this one on the album, ‘Interstellar Boredom‘, the aeons pass without much change, and it becomes obvious that any meaningful seeding of the galaxy will be impossible at these ridiculous time scales and vast distances. A drastic decision is made: the sphere sets course to Sirius B, the nearest white dwarf star. There, the sphere splits up again into thousands of little self-contained worldlets, watching as our good old sun is intentionally collided first into Sirius A, and then both of them into the white dwarf, which triggers a supernova explosion.

This extremely violent cosmic blast serves as a greatly accelerated way to spread the Dyson seeds across the galaxy, ending the dilemma of sluggish physical motion through endless distances in the most dramatic way. In ‘Chaos Theory and Practice‘, the plan is put into action. In a few stages of acceleration, like gear changes which are also noticeable in the music, this explosion that lights up the galaxy sends the now again separated parts of the sphere towards random destinations all over the galaxy.

The consideration behind this choice is that it can be better to throw it all up in the air, shuffle the cards anew, and take a risky maneuver that might end everything, than to condemn yourself to a near infinite wait in stasis, and the secure knowledge that on the path you’re on, nothing much is going to happen except inevitable insanity from cosmic isolation, and a resulting gradual death wish from a total lack of perspective.

Musically, I think we stayed true to the style laid out on the first album. But much more than a repetition of previous ideas, we feel we continued right where we left off this time around, eyes always on the horizon. We feel this is true for the entire album.

So although we are glad to welcome you back to Alkaloid’s universe, you all also know that there will always be a few surprises on the way. I’m extremely happy and proud for the chance to add these songs to our second album. Danny contributed some incomparable lead guitar sugar at the end as well. So enjoy, everyone!”

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Beneath Oblivion Premiere New Song “Satyr” From Upcoming New Album

Japan’s long-running label Weird Truth Productions has a knack of finding some of the best doom metal acts from around the world and the latest one to see a release on the label, along with Mournful Congregation, is Beneath Oblivion from US. The band premiered one of the songs below.

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Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons Posts New Track By Track Video Online

Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, the group led by former Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell, has posted a second video online, in which they explain the songs behind their debut album, “The Age Of Absurdity,” track by track. You can check out both videos below.

“The Age Of Absurdity” will be released on January 26th through Nuclear Blast Records and is comprised of this tracklisting:

1. Ringleader
2. Freak Show
3. Skin And Bones
4. Gypsy Kiss
5. Welcome To Hell
6. Dark Days
7. Dropping The Needle
8. Step Into The Fire
9. Get On Your Knees
10. High Rule
11. Into The Dark
12. Silver Machine (Hawkwind cover featuring Dave Brock of Hawkwind)*
*First CD pressing only

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Accuser releases video for “Catacombs”

– January 23rd, 2018 –

New album “The Mastery’ out this Friday!

German thrash legends ACCUSER will release their new album The Mastery January 26th via Metal Blade Records! As of today, fans can watch the brand new video for Catacombs at metalblade.com/accuser.

ACCUSER comments on the new video: “Catacombs describes the attempt to escape a psychological dead end. Imprinting, education and religion are the possible causes of this dark aberration, so the lyrics of this tune are quite gloomy and kinda fit into the present time where a lot of people have to deal with depression, fear or mental problems. Musically, Catacombs is a classical Accu§er thrash anthem with taughtly riffs, a chorus you can scream your lungs out to and some really intense solos.

Fans can also hear Mission Missile and Time For Silence on their Metal Blade Records youtube playlist HERE, as well as on Spotify and Apple Music.

The Mastery is available in the following formats:
–CD
–180g black vinyl
–Aubergine marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–Black purple splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–Pastel pink/violet marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 160 copies)

The Mastery track listing:
1. Mission-Missile
2. The Real World
3. Solace in Sorrow
4. Time for Silence
5. My Skin
6. Catacombs
7. Mourning
8. Ruthless
9. Into the Black
10. The Mastery

ACCUSER has been in a constant songwriting mode all over last year. Combined with the energy and spontaneity from several live shows the songs came together very quickly. Together with long time producer Martin Buchwalter they put together the record in the summer of 2017 at well-known Gernhart Studio (Destruction, Tankard and many more). For the band The Mastery, is some kind of missing link between the technical virtuosity of an album like Who dominates Who and the more basic, heavy approach of Repent. Best of both worlds so to say and not only for the band the best album since their comeback in 2008. The Mastery contains all of the elements that define the ACCUSER sound: heavy, chunky thrash riffs, aggressive vocals with a touch of melody – in addition to the high class guitar solos by youngster Dennis Rybakowski. When it comes to the lyrical side of their songs, b>ACCUSER still raises their voices to denounce social grievances.

ACCUSER line-up:
Frank Thoms – vocals/guitars
Dennis Rybakowski – guitars
Frank Kimpel – bass
Olli Fechner – drums

http://accuser.de
https://www.facebook.com/Accuser2008

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Stryper Frontman Michael Sweet Says They Have Finished Work On New Album

Michael Sweet, frontman of Christian metal legends Stryper has posted an update on his Facebook page proclaiming that the band has finished work on their new album. The message reads as follows:

“Three things stand out to me on the new Stryper album:

“#1 – Songs! They’re edgy & heavy, yet memorable & catchy. And yes there’s a ballad (rock/guitar ballad).

“#2 – Clarity! We tried hard to make this our most defined & dynamic album ever. We didn’t get into a “loud war” while mixing & mastering. Because of that it retained it transients and it really “breathes”??

“#3 – Stryper got their groove back”

This will mark the group’s first album featuring bassist Perry Richardson, who joined the band last year and their first release since 2015′, “Fallen.”

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Blacklight Media Records announces its very first label showcase (hosted by Jose Mangin) in New York City

– January 16th, 2018 –

Featuring Candiria, Gozu, Good Tiger, Mother Feather, Oni, and Eyes Of The Sun

On March 8th, Blacklight Media Records will throw a label showcase (hosted by Jose Mangin!) at the Gramercy Theatre in New York. Featuring Blacklight Media artists Gozu, Good Tiger, Mother Feather, Oni, and Eyes Of The Sun, all leading up to very special guest headliner Metal Blade Records artist Candiria! This is one show not to be missed! Tickets will go on-sale this Friday (January 19th) at: concerts1.livenation.com

Blacklight Media Records’ Chris Santos comments: “I could not be more excited to announce the very first Blacklight Media Showcase! To say this is a lifelong dream come true doesn’t begin to articulate how proud I am of this show and more importantly, how proud I am of the bands who call Blacklight Media and Metal Blade Records their home. This is truly a once in a lifetime show for all of us and for all the amazing fans of these talented artists. Having Jose Mangin as the Master of Ceremonies is icing on the cake! We can’t wait to celebrate a night of crushing multi-genre Metal with you on March 8. Long Live Metal!”

About Blacklight Media Records:
Blacklight Media is a hard rock and heavy metal label founded in February 2016 by Chris Santos, executive chef and managing partner of New York City restaurants VANDAL, The Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex, in partnership with Brian Slagel, founder of Metal Blade Records. Blacklight has a distinct focus on releasing music that possesses an extensive amount of melody, mixed with heavy ebbs and flow.

About Candiria:
Since their inception in 1992, the name Candiria has become synonymous with the kind of experimentation and genre-bending not often associated with the hard/metalcore community, a testament to the band’s skillful musicianship and intelligent sonic aesthetic. Born in Brooklyn, NY, they have been lauded for their ability to mesh decidedly different styles in a seamless way. They were named one of the “10 Most Important Bands in Metal” by Rolling Stone back in 1999 for consistently releasing music that challenges listeners, thrills critics, and – most importantly – attracts a legion of dedicated, diehard fans. Their latest release While They Were Sleeping certainly continues that legacy, with Pitchfork hailing the band as one of “the most convincingly flexible acts that metal and hardcore have ever seen.” It’s a concept album that tells the tale of a failed musician who rises up against a NYC monarchy. To preview and purchase While They Were Sleeping, please visit: metalblade.com/candiria

About Gozu:
Formed in 2010, Gozu has released one EP and three full-lengths to-date, and are currently writing their fourth studio album, set for a 2018 release via Blacklight Media. Fronted by Marc Gaffney on vocals and guitar, Doug Sherman on guitar, Joe Grotto on bass, and Mike Hubbard on drums, the band’s sound is tailor-made for blasting out the car speakers via international radio airwaves. Having already been aired on national television (USA) via MTV (‘Road Rules’, ‘Dudesons’, ‘Real World’), NBC, and NASCAR, Gozu aims to take their critical and commercial success to new heights on their upcoming debut for Blacklight Media, with worldwide touring to follow. Previously, the group shared the stage with the likes of St. Vitus, Pallbearer, Lo Pan, Storm of Light, Helmet, Elder, Mos Generator, and Fu Manchu in the States, as well as Yob, Church of Misery and Kvelertak in Europe at Roadburn (Netherlands) and DesertFest Berlin (Germany). 2018 will surely see Gozu back on the road again, and at the forefront of the heavy rock and metal world.

About Good Tiger:
Comprised of guitarists Derya “Dez” Nagle and Joaquin Ardiles, bassist Morgan Sinclair, drummer Alex Rudinger, and vocalist Elliot Coleman, Good Tiger has raised the stakes across the board on their upcoming sophomore effort, We Will All Be Gone. Every track on the album has a definitive character of its own, and none stay in a single gear, all of them dynamic and textured as they evoke various tones and moods. Tracking at Middle Farm Studios in southwest England, the band recruited producer Forrester Savell (Karnivool/Dead Letter Circus), and engineer/mixer Adam “Nolly” Getgood (Periphery/Animals As Leaders). “We worked with Nolly on the last album, we had a great working relationship, and wanted to explore that further in a more developed situation,” Dez explains. “Forrester has made some of our favorite albums, and is someone we could trust steering the ship. Having self-produced for so long it can be at times quite difficult to let go, so it was important we found people we could fully entrust to help create the album we wanted to make.” To preview and pre-order We Will All Be Gone, please visit: metalblade.com/goodtiger

About Mother Feather:
Mother Feather will release their upcoming album in 2018 via Blacklight Media. “The newest songs for the album were written last fall and winter in the midst and aftermath of the US presidential election,” Courtney comments. “The political climate and outcome were personally devastating, but it also re-ignited my sense of purpose. I locked myself away to write, face my depression, and stare down some uncomfortable feelings. Truthfully, I went to some very dark and lonely places. So there’s a lot of fever – and intimacy – in the new music. When I emerged from my self-exile, I discovered my band waiting for me on the other side, so there’s exuberance and catharsis there too. It’s good to have friends, ya know?! Together, we worked to develop the songs and shape them into some of Mother Feather‘s best, most eclectic work yet.” To preview and purchase Mother Feather‘s previous release – the band’s self-titled debut – please visit: metalblade.com/motherfeather

About Oni:
With their influences rooted in progressive metal, Oni‘s sound can be compared to the genre’s heavy hitters – The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Between The Buried And Me – yet they remain truly unique. With Jake Oni handling vocal duties, Martin Andres and Brandon White on guitar, Chase Bryant on bass and Joe Greulich on drums, they are also perhaps the first metal band to feature a xylosynth player, Johnny D, which adds an intriguing dynamic to the nine tracks found on their debut, Ironshore. Produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira), the album takes listeners on an absorbing ride that provides ample opportunity for head-banging, singing along and deep introspection. To preview and purchase Ironshore, please visit: metalblade.com/oni

About Eyes Of The Sun:
Eyes Of The Sun was conceived in early 2007 by bassist/vocalist Jeff Blanchard. Long-time friend Miguel De Jesus Jr. joined the ranks with Jeff a few months later on guitar. Within a few years, and after a couple of past members on second guitar and drums, Chris O’Neil joined as the permanent drummer. As a trio, they performed countless shows over the past 10 years, delivering their unique brand of doom metal – which leaves listeners with a range of emotions, that the band themselves then experience and extract from. The band explains: “It is known throughout the laws of science and nature that the sun creates and sustains life…Now it stands witness to the atrocities, depletion and vile consumption manifested by mankind, which it originally sustained life for. In our way, we portray what is seen through the Eyes Of The Sun.”

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