Black Label Society Announces “Sonic Brew” Tour Dates; Re-Release

Black Label Society has announced that they will be embarking on a “20 Years Of Sonic Brewtality Tour,” a brand-new batch of 2019 North American tour dates in conjunction with the release of a new, reimagined version of the band’s iconic 1999 debut LP, “Sonic Brew,” on May 17th, titled “Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19,” original formula with enhanced flavor.

“The original recording back in 1997 was mastered with high volume, alcohol, and dance,” says Wylde from his home studio. “We went in and worked off the existing performances and focused on the high volume and dance while replacing the booze with viagra and anabolic steroids.”

The new re-blended version of Sonic Brew will feature two new bonus tracks, a full band/piano version of “Spoke In The Wheel” and an acoustic version of “Black Pearl.”

Wylde continues, “I wanted to re-blend and re-choreograph this release to be the most brewtal and dance-tactic album since Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive” dominated the dance floor at Studio 54!”

The band will play two shows in each market – the first night will feature “Sonic Brew” played in its entirety, while the second night will see the band play a set of greatest hits. Support will come from Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax. Black Label Society will also participate in US festivals Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome To Rockville on this run.

Dates begin April 24th at The Oriental Theater in Denver and wrap up in Los Angeles at the famous El Rey Theater for two nights ending on May 23rd. Tickets are on sale this Friday, February 1st.

“Sonic Brew” was initially released in Japan on October 28th, 1998, and contained 13 tracks and a free Zakk Wylde guitar pick. The album was subsequently released in North America on May 4th, 1999, with three bonus tracks including a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tears,” recorded with bassist Mike Inez of Alice in Chains.

April 24 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
April 25 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
April 27 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
April 28 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
April 30 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 1 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
May 6 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
May 7 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
May 11 – Rockingham, NC – Epicenter
May 14 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
May 15 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
May 17 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
May 18 – Clarksville, TN – O’Connors
May 22 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
May 23 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre


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Sonic Prophecy Premiere New Video “Man The Guns” From New Album “Savage Gods”

American power metallers SONIC PROPHECY launched a new Lyric Video for “Man The Guns” track, taken from their latest full length album “Savage Gods” released via Rockshots Records in January 2018.

“Man The Guns” can be viewed below:

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Sonic Poison Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New EP “Combat Grind”

Finnish grinders Sonic Poison premiere the full-album stream of the band’s brand new EP “Combat Grind”, out in stores now via Caligari Records.

Check out now “Combat Grind” in its entirety below.

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Dark Buddha Rising’s “II” Set To Drop Via Neurot Recordings This March

Prepare your mind, body, and the deepest recesses of your soul: the black gates that Dark Buddha Rising unlocked a decade ago with “I”, open further in 2018, as the band announce the “II” EP, due for release via Neurot Recordings on March 23rd, 2018. “II” continues to traverse spiritual planes, exposing a vortex with their sonic calls from beyond.

Sample new sounds with this immersive video below:

For ten years, the Finnish band has convened in the now-famous Wastement studio space, set below their home city of Tampere, Finland, to roil in the sounds of the underground, to meet dark spirits, to breathe in time with rhythmic pulses sent from the skies, the stars, and the very dirt around them.

On the surface, the band emits the blackest of psychedelia. Deep down, their sounds are forged in the blue fires of the ancients; exhalations of gods, goddesses and demons alike. Of this new offering, V. Ajomo notes, “To drain our sonic temple, we wanted to record the new material which was made for 2016 shows in order to proceed towards the unknown with open minds and hearts. After the cleansing, we initiated our chamber with ambient meditation and opened the portals of inspiration for our future work.”

“II” sees Dark Buddha Rising return to its purest incarnation: J.Rämänen on drums, P. Rämänen on bass, and V. Ajomo on guitar, J. Saarivuori on synths and M. Neuman on main vocals. “We have done a full cycle of the orbit and now is the time for gravitational slingshot towards the new dimensions in sound, deliverance and vision,” says Ajomo.

The EP’s A-side was recorded and mixed in Space Junk Studio by K.Nyyssönen and B-side was recorded in Wastement by Dark Buddha Rising and mixed by S. Tamminen.

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Greyfell Unveil Cover Artwork Of Upcoming New Album “Horsepower”

French Doom mongers Greyfell reveal cover artwork and track listing of their forthcoming album “Horsepower”. An introductory teaser is available streaming below.

Equally influenced by violence and hypnosis, Greyfell doom sonorities are able to blend Black Metal, Psych and Hardcore echoes, drawing influences from the sonic heavyweights like Type O Negative, Sleep and Kickback, with a sound that proves to be celestial, telluric and all around massive.

Greyfell “Horsepower” will be released on CD by Argonauta Records and available from January 12th, 2017.

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Beast Modulus Reveals “Being” Album Details

Brooklyn, NY’s grooving math metal crew Beast Modulus is primed and ready to release new album “Being” on March 30th, 2017.

Building upon 2015’s self-titled EP, Beast Modulus has turned up the sonic fury to 11 and created six songs of unmitigated intensity and undeniable groove on “Being,” a release that is sure to please fans of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Coalesce, and Keelhaul.

“Being” was recorded and mixed by Anthony Lopardo and Ray Marte at Westfall Recording Company. The album was mastered by Carl Saff. Guitar solos on “Everything’s Shocking” come courtesy of Timo Ellis (Netherlands) and Nick Lee (Moon Tooth), with additional gang vocals by Anthony Lopardo/Raymond Marte.

01. Twrk
02. Accustomed To Dysfunction
03. Barnburne
04. Skeleton Key
05. Running Backwards
06. Everything’s Shocking

BEING by Beast Modulus

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Arcturus Releases “Shipwrecked In Oslo” On Digital Formats

The Norwegian progressive metal innovators from Arcturus have seen the digital release of their 2006 live DVD “Shipwrecked in Oslo.”

Originally filmed at Rockefeller Music Hall in Norway during the Sonic Solstice Festival in September 2005, the “Shipwrecked in Oslo” lineup of Arcturus features Mayhem drummer Hellhammer, Tore More Skitliv, and Knut Magne Valle, Sverd, and Skoll from Ulver.

The live show includes a set list of tracks that span the band’s storied career as one of the most original, daring, and forward-thinking entities in progressive metal. “Shipwrecked in Oslo” is now available worldwide via Bandcamp, ITunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify.

1. Ad Absurdum
2. Nightmare Heaven
3. Shipwrecked Frontier Pioneer
4. Alone
5. Deception Genesis
6. The Chaos Path
7. Tore Guitar Solo
8. Deamonpainter
9. Nocturnal Vision Revisited
10. Painting My Horror
11. Steinar Keyboard Solo
12. Hufsa
13. Master of Disguise
14. White Noise Monster
15. Reflections
16. Raudt og svart

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Aenaon Streams Full New “Hypnosophy” Album

Greek avant black metal conjurors Aenaon unleashed the sonic alchemy of “Hypnosophy” upon North American shores this past Friday via Code666 (read our review here).

The provocative seven-track production was captured at Crown Audio Conspiracies and thrusts forth fifty-five minutes of heavily textured progressive black metal bedecked in horns, saxophone, and keys.

Dreamlike yet nightmarish, sensual and dark, extreme and regal, “Hypnosophy” is a portal to a glorious surrealistic voyage like no other and a true work of vision and devotion. You can now stream the entire album below.

1. Oneirodynia
2. Fire Walk With Me
3. Earth Tomb
4. Void
5. Tunnel
6. Thus Ocean Swells
7. Phronesis – Psychologic

Hypnosophy by Aenaon

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Aenaon Posts “Earth Tomb” Music Video

The Greek avant black metal conjurors from Aenaon will unleash the sonic alchemy of the “Hypnosophy” long player (reviewed here) upon adventurous ears later this month.

Set for release via Code666, the provocative seven-track production was captured at Crown Audio Conspiracie and thrusts forth fifty-five minutes of heavily textured progressive black metal bedecked in horns, saxophone, and keys.

As a precursor to its release, today the confounding visual accompaniment to third album cut, “Earth Tomb,” can be seen below.

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T.O.M.B. Streaming Full “Fury Nocturnus” Album

U.S. blackened noise occultist T.O.M.B. is streaming its new album and Peaceville Records debut, “Fury Nocturnus,” in its entirety below. “Fury Nocturnus” officially released last Friday via Peaceville Records and can be purchased .

The band commented: “With the release of ‘Fury Nocturnus’ under the banner of Peaceville Records, T.O.M.B. will now enter a new era in composing nefarious noise frequencies, giving new life to the sonic musical sorcery we choose to conduct.

“It is a true honor to have T.O.M.B. recognized by a label that for decades has been historical in providing a solid foundation and support-mechanism for their individual artists to flourish, within the realms of extreme music.

“Peaceville’s acknowledgment of T.O.M.B.’s authentic approach and past accomplishments is extremely exciting, and we are completely grateful to be granted the opportunity to be a part of such a professional and prestigious label.”

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