Tombs announces USA tour with Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth

– April 18th, 2017 –

On June 16th, Brooklyn’s Tombs will release their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, via Metal Blade Records. To kick off the album’s release, the band will embark on a USA tour – starting that day – with Fit For An Autopsy and Moon Tooth. See below for all dates!

Tombs tour dates
w/ Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth
June 16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
June 17 – Reading, PA – Reverb
June 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
June 19 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
June 20 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
June 21 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
June 23 – Austin, TX – Grizzly
June 24 – Houston, TX – Walters
June 25 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
June 27 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Half Room
June 28 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy
June 29 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
June 30 – Chico, CA – Lost on Main
July 1 – Portland, OR – Analog
July 2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
July 5 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 6 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
July 7 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
July 8 – Cleveland, OH – Foundry
July 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), The Grand Annihilation remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007′s self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date. For a preview of the album, the first single, “Cold”, can be streamed at: metalblade.com/tombs – where The Grand Annihilation can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark olive-marbled vinyl (limited to 400 copies – EU exclusive)
–ivory/grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–orange/brown-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Tombs front-man Mike Hill is not a man interested in appeasing his existing audience or modifying the music he makes in the hope of luring in a broader one. Letting the songs come as and when inspiration hits him is integral to Hill’s process, and this accounts in part for The Grand Annihilation‘s diversity. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own. While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. “If you’ve been following Tombs, you probably know to expect the unexpected, and I always strive to present a full range of emotion on everything with the band’s name on it,” Hill explains. “That said, this is a very dark and introspective record that digs deep into the common ideas of mortality, infinity and cosmic mysteries. The lyrics on the new record are a celebration of freedom through embracing the dark side. Once you realize that you follow the dark path – the path of the individual – there is a certain feeling of liberation that accompanies it.”

The Grand Annihilation track-listing
1. Black Sun Horizon
2. Cold
3. Old Wounds
4. November Wolves
5. Underneath
6. Way of the Storm
7. Shadows at the End of the World
8. Walk with Me in Nightmares
9. Saturnalian
10. Temple of Mars

Tombs online:
https://www.facebook.com/TombsBklyn
https://twitter.com/TOMBS666
https://www.instagram.com/tombscult
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Tombs announces USA tour with Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth

– April 18th, 2017 –

On June 16th, Brooklyn’s Tombs will release their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, via Metal Blade Records. To kick off the album’s release, the band will embark on a USA tour – starting that day – with Fit For An Autopsy and Moon Tooth. See below for all dates!

Tombs tour dates
w/ Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth
June 16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
June 17 – Reading, PA – Reverb
June 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
June 19 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
June 20 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
June 21 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
June 23 – Austin, TX – Grizzly
June 24 – Houston, TX – Walters
June 25 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
June 27 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Half Room
June 28 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy
June 29 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
June 30 – Chico, CA – Lost on Main
July 1 – Portland, OR – Analog
July 2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
July 5 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 6 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
July 7 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
July 8 – Cleveland, OH – Foundry
July 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), The Grand Annihilation remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007′s self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date. For a preview of the album, the first single, “Cold”, can be streamed at: metalblade.com/tombs – where The Grand Annihilation can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark olive-marbled vinyl (limited to 400 copies – EU exclusive)
–ivory/grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–orange/brown-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Tombs front-man Mike Hill is not a man interested in appeasing his existing audience or modifying the music he makes in the hope of luring in a broader one. Letting the songs come as and when inspiration hits him is integral to Hill’s process, and this accounts in part for The Grand Annihilation‘s diversity. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own. While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. “If you’ve been following Tombs, you probably know to expect the unexpected, and I always strive to present a full range of emotion on everything with the band’s name on it,” Hill explains. “That said, this is a very dark and introspective record that digs deep into the common ideas of mortality, infinity and cosmic mysteries. The lyrics on the new record are a celebration of freedom through embracing the dark side. Once you realize that you follow the dark path – the path of the individual – there is a certain feeling of liberation that accompanies it.”

The Grand Annihilation track-listing
1. Black Sun Horizon
2. Cold
3. Old Wounds
4. November Wolves
5. Underneath
6. Way of the Storm
7. Shadows at the End of the World
8. Walk with Me in Nightmares
9. Saturnalian
10. Temple of Mars

Tombs online:
https://www.facebook.com/TombsBklyn
https://twitter.com/TOMBS666
https://www.instagram.com/tombscult
https://www.youtube.com/tombscult

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Tombs reveals details for new album, ‘The Grand Annihilation’

– April 13th, 2017 –

Launches new single, “Cold”, online

On June 16th, Brooklyn’s Tombs will release their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, via Metal Blade Records. Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), The Grand Annihilation remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007′s self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date. For a preview of the album, the first single, “Cold”, can be streamed at: metalblade.com/tombs – where The Grand Annihilation can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark olive-marbled vinyl (limited to 400 copies – EU exclusive)
–ivory/grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–orange/brown-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Tombs front-man Mike Hill is not a man interested in appeasing his existing audience or modifying the music he makes in the hope of luring in a broader one. Letting the songs come as and when inspiration hits him is integral to Hill’s process, and this accounts in part for The Grand Annihilation‘s diversity. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own. While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. “If you’ve been following Tombs, you probably know to expect the unexpected, and I always strive to present a full range of emotion on everything with the band’s name on it,” Hill explains. “That said, this is a very dark and introspective record that digs deep into the common ideas of mortality, infinity and cosmic mysteries. The lyrics on the new record are a celebration of freedom through embracing the dark side. Once you realize that you follow the dark path – the path of the individual – there is a certain feeling of liberation that accompanies it.”

The Grand Annihilation track-listing
1. Black Sun Horizon
2. Cold
3. Old Wounds
4. November Wolves
5. Underneath
6. Way of the Storm
7. Shadows at the End of the World
8. Walk with Me in Nightmares
9. Saturnalian
10. Temple of Mars

Tombs online:
https://www.facebook.com/TombsBklyn
https://twitter.com/TOMBS666
https://www.instagram.com/tombscult
https://www.youtube.com/tombscult

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Ritual Posts New Live Videos

Canadian group Ritual filmed four new music videos live off the floor at Baltimore House in Hamilton, Ontario recently. Check out the songs “Ripe,” “White Blooded,” “Freak“ (Silverchair Cover), and “Pisces” created by Southern Souls and directed by Mitch Fillion.

The debut album from Ritual is out everywhere now and can be streamed in full at this location. Matt Tobin (former Dead and Divine vocalist) comments: “We were born from waste. We are the product of broken bands, miles traveled and mistakes made. We are Ritual.”

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Magnus Karlsson, Ronnie Romero And Mike Terrana Form The Ferrymen, Details Of Debut Record Available

Frontiers Music Srl is truly excited to present The Ferrymen’s self-titled debut album, set for release on June 2nd.

The Ferrymen is a brand new project featuring guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall) and vocalist Ronnie Romero Official Site (Lords Of Black, Rainbow), together with drummer Mike Terrana (Rage, Axel Rudi Pell, MasterPlan and more). Watch the band’s official EPK below.

The songs were written by Karlsson in Sweden during the summer of 2016. Once Romero was sent the music via their main bands’ shared label home Frontiers, he immediately wanted to be part of the project. Terrana was the last piece of the puzzle and he recorded his drums in Italy, where he currently resides.

The resulting album is a shot of adrenaline for all lovers of melodic metal! Musically, you can expect maximum melodic metal fusing the songwriting and epic structures of the great Allen/Lande records (for which Magnus Karlsson was the main architect of the first three widely praised releases) with the Ronnie James Dio-esque vocal approach of Romero (Let’s not forget that Romero was hand-picked by Deep Purple and Rainbow’s legendary guitarist Richie Blackmore to be the lead vocalist for Rainbow’s recent reunion shows, so the Dio comparison is more than accurate).

Tells Magnus, “When I wrote this record, having Ronnie singing, I had no limits in mind with the lyrics. Ronnie could sing everything and I am also very proud of the songs!”

“I am used to working with Lords of Black in a certain straight style,” adds Ronnie Romero, “but, this record was very different and it was very exciting for me!”

“Overall, I think it is one of the coolest and grooviest records I’ve ever done,” concludes Mike Terrana, a drummer with more than 100 records under his belt!

With stunning artwork courtesy of Stan W. Decker and an outstanding mix courtesy of Simone Mularoni (DGM), The Ferrymen is an album which will take the metal world by storm in 2017!

The track listing for the album is:

1. End Of The Road
2. Ferryman
3. Fool You All
4. Still Standing Up
5. Cry Wolf
6. One Heart
7. Darkest Hour
8. How The Story Ends
9. Enter Your Dream
10. Eyes On The Sky
11. Eternal Night
12. Welcome To My Show

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This Gun For Hire Streaming Full “Something A Little More Sinister” Album

Formed in 2015, Vancouver’s This Gun For Hire is a genuine band of brothers that built a long-lasting friendship through music. Today debut album “Something A Little More Sinister” officially drops, having been recorded with engineer and producer Roger Swan (K-OS, Battle Axe). Listen in to a full stream below.

“It’s just music we all feel the need to write. Metal with no boundaries is what got us together. There is way too much fluff going on now in this genre. It’s lost its integrity. We hope people can walk away with one of our songs stuck in their head. Or looking for more!” says guitarist Tyler Burns.

1. Infection (3:34)
2. Something A Little More Sinister (4:13)
3. From The Earth To The Earth (3:24)
4. Set This Path (4:07)
5. Alligator Death Roll (6:35)
6. Good Evening Deacon (4:07)
7. To The Fallen And The Faithful (5:21)
8. One Hell Bent Lot Lizard (4:38)
9. Cause For Concern (3:32)
10. My Meaning (4:30)
11. Empty Eyes (4:31)
12. Barn Burner (3:20)

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The Doomsday Prophecy Posts Track-By-Track Video

On April 7th, the self-titled, debut album from The Doomsday Prophecy will descend upon mankind and deliver eight haunting doom metal tracks with a pinch of NWOBHM.

Today, the band’s mastermind Leif Edling unveils the first track-by-track feature, in which he sheds light on the background of the songs “Silent Kingdom,” “Never Machine,” “A Spoonful Of Darkness,” and “See You Tomorrow.”

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Justice Theory Posts New Single “Welcome To The Family”

Finnish thrash metal band Justice Theory has released a new single titled ”Welcome To The Family.” The song chronicles a citizen who has had enough of this world shackled by foolish standards and limitations, so he builds a family of rebels to riot against all the rules.

Justice Theory’s Valtteri comments: “In the beginning we decided that our next single is going to be cheery, high-powered track. We took few steps back from massiveness and melodiousness that our previous single ‘Unbroken’ was all about. ‘

“‘Welcome To The Family’ is highly inspired by our first single ‘Necessary Evil’ and also has the vibes that Anthrax were been able to bring in their songs – Not too seriously, but convincingly. I think that we managed to get what we wanted in this song, and I’m quite sure that it will be one of the highlights on our upcoming shows. IT ROCKS!

“This song is dedicated to our dearest friends and fans, who are supported and believed in us from the very beginning. We are more than happy to see that you guys are out there! So huge thank you all!”

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Mindsnare Releases First Album In 10 Years “Unholy Rush”

The Australian crew Mindsnare today releases a first album in 10 years. “Unholy Rush” is the band’s 5th album following 2007 release, “Disturb The Hive.” You can pick up your copy here or stream all the songs below.

“Unholy Rush” was engineered by Jason Fuller at Goat Sound, mixed by Kurt Ballou at GodCity, mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and produced by Jason Fuller and Beltsy. The cover illustration was crafted by Sawblade.

1. Intro 01:11
2. Winter 02:27
3. Lacerate To Exist 02:29
4. Unholy Rush 01:41
5. Into Infinity 02:43
6. Gateway To Madness 02:15
7. The Inquisition 02:17
8. The Holy Bull Rides Fast 02:28
9. Nowhere To Run 02:06
10. Escape The Fallout 02:04
11. Not A Lot Gets Forgiven 03:02
12. Witches With Blood 04:26
13. Buried Alive 01:27

Unholy Rush by Mindsnare

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Incontinence Announces “Prey For Us” Album Release

Spearheaded by four New York death metal veterans – involved in venerable acts such as Skinless, Held Under, Armor Column, Dry Heave and Burial – the appealingly named Incontinence proudly reveal details for the release of debut album, “Prey For Us.”

Scheduled for release on May 15th, 2017 via Ultimate Massacre Productions, Incontinence came up with a record intent on bringing brutality to the metal-minded masses, within a package of strong tracks that hook the listener in and don’t let go.

As a taste of what’s the come, the band just unleashed a track from the album entitled “Cryptofascist” – check it out below.

“The biggest underlying theme of the album is being under control, losing control and misery in lower-to-middle-class America,” comments the band. “For example, ‘Capitalist Martyr’ deals with a lower-level employee of a large corporation being shamed and forced into working longer hours. ‘Phantom Heart,’ ‘The Outrage Machine’ and ‘Inner Psychopath (Believe the Lie)’ all tie into the theme of being under control, being manipulated and losing one’s mind.”

The band goes on to state, “Elsewhere, ‘Escape to the Slaughter’ is a song loosely about a real-life event in which a herd of bison escaped from a buffalo meat farm just south of the Capital Region. They eventually got cornered and slaughtered by marksmen. This was written from the perspective of the bison herd. ‘Cryptofascist’ is without question about the rise of Trumpism/nationalism in the USA, but you could also apply it to other parts of the globe, as nationalism has seemingly become trendy. The song was written in the middle of the ridiculous US presidential campaign, prior to the election, and was never meant to be a prophecy. Several of the songs on the album were written structurally in the vein of what Chuck Shuldinder did on the last four Death albums as well as on the ‘Control Denied’ album. Death was a big time influence on ‘Prey For Us.'”

1. Inner Psychopath
2. The Outrage Machine
3. Capitalist Martyr
4. Phantom Heart
5. Cryptofascist
6. Escape To The Slaughter
7. Prey For Us
8. All That Never Was & All That Will Never Be

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