Cadaveric Incubator Signs With Hells Headbangers, Debut Album Details Revealed

Finnish death/grindcore act Cadaveric Incubator signed on with Hells Headbangers for the upcoming debut album “Sermons of the Devouring Dead.” The release date, first new track, and preorder info will be revealed shortly, however the band did reveal the track list and cover artwork.

Cadaveric Incubator was formed in 2004 and issued two demos (2005 and 2014) and a split release with Fetal Decay and Mortalized in 2005.

A statement from Necroterror reads: “We took our time putting this piece of morbidity finally together to make the result as crushing as possible, so we are more than pleased to have it presented by a label which is the epitome of all things METAL and well-known for its great quality releases. Beware, this is the feast of ghouls!”

The track listing for “Sermons of the Devouring Dead” is:

1. Gravestench Asphyxiation
2. Hideous Premonition
3. Cadaveric Incubator
4. The Covenant of Gore
5. Cold in Casket
6. Rite of Eibon
7. Massacred
8. Swarming Decay
9. Unburied Abominations
10. Conceived in Filth
11. The Undead Fiend
12. Horrific Festering Plagues

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New Concert Film “Paris” Announced By Rammstein

Today, the official pre-sale for the concert film “Rammstein: Paris” begins ahead of the worldwide release on May 19. Get it at this location.

The film, which will be released in many configurations, sets new standards. In March 2012, during the Made in Germany tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund shot two acclaimed Rammstein concerts at the Palais Omnisports arena in Paris in front of 17,000 spectators.

Featuring 22 songs from the band’s entire repertoire, the resulting film is not only the most spectacular collection of imagery about the most successful German rock band of our time, but also a masterpiece of music cinema, capturing Rammstein’s energy as a unique visual and sonic experience.

Åkerlund is notorious for his radical, pioneering video clips for bands such as The Prodigy, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, and also Rammstein. Absurd details, upended perspectives, shocks of contrast, and sensory confusion flicker through his music productions, and in “Rammstein: Paris,” he celebrates this from the very first minute.

Rammstein plays 22 songs (128 minutes), ranging from “Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?,” the first song from the very first album, to “Frühling in Paris” from the last studio album “Liebe ist für alle da.”

Artistically and dramaturgically ingeniously staged, like an overwhelming video clip, “Rammstein: Paris” is one of the best rock concert films of all time. “Absolument.”

A first impression of this masterpiece can be seen right here:

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Drummer Jeff Plate Announces Split With Metal Church, Band Drops Off Alter Bridge, In Flames Tour

Jeff Plate, longtime drummer for Metal Church, announced his departure from the band citing time and time management issues. The band announced that it is withdrawing from the AlterBridge/In Flames tour scheduled for this May.

In a post on Facebook, Plate stated: “Hello everyone. It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my departure from Metal Church. I came to this conclusion 2 weeks ago, and agreed to hold off on the announcement until Metal Church had made some decisions on what they were going to do.

“This is obviously not an easy decision. After many conversations with myself, my wife, my family, my management and Kurdt Vanderoof and Mike Howe, I know I am doing the right thing for my future.

“I know there will be questions and speculation. The bottom line is time, my time, and how best I manage it. I had to come to terms with the fact that time is just blowing by at the speed of light and there is no time for me to second guess or regret anything I’m doing. At this point in my life I need to be in more control of my time and career. I have a number of things I’d like to do and try, and to do these I have to give up something I truly love and am very proud of.

“I cannot thank Kurdt Vanderhoof enough for inviting me into Metal Church. For the past 12 years I have had the honor and privilege of playing some of the best, truly iconic Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal songs ever written. I have recorded 4 records with the band. The latest, ‘XI’, is not only one of my favorite Metal Church records, but I feel it is the one of the best, if not the best records I have recorded throughout my career.

“Also, I cannot thank the Metal Church fan base enough for the tremendous support. I have met thousands of you over the years and you, fans old and new, are simply the best. You have kept this band alive for the past 33 years, and I am sure there is more great music to come.

“Metal Church is in a good place, and there are a number of shows and good things coming up this year. This decision is made now to not only let me prepare for the year to come, but also to let Metal Church do the same. Kurdt Vanderhoof(g), Mike Howe(v), Steve Unger(b), Rick VanZandt(g), Tim Harding(sound and production), and Joe Obrien(President @ Rat Pak Records) have been a tremendous team, and they are also very good friends of mine. I wish them nothing but the best.

“I hope to see you all again somewhere down the road. I will keep you posted on my activities. Trust me, I will not sit still for very long. Thank you, take care.”

Just prior to Plate’s announcement, the band issued the following statement: “Due to unforeseen personnel changes within the Metal Church organization, regretfully we have to pull off the five Alter Bridge/In Flames show dates in May. We are grateful to everyone in the Alter Bridge camp for having offered us the opportunity, and would like to extend our deepest apologies to both bands, their management, and all the fans for the last minute cancellation. We had hoped we could make something work out, but that is no longer a possibility. We will be back on the road in June for all the European shows and we look forward to introducing you to our new drummer! Thank you for your understanding!”

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Lacerta Announces New Self-Titled Album

Birthed in 2005, prior to the more-recent explosion of tech death, Lacerta paved the way for later-era tech death bands such as Beyond Creation and Archspire, finally releasing a debut effort entitled “Mind Processor” in 2010.

The album, produced by Psycroptic guitarist Joe Haley, combined brutality and brains, with over-arching sci fi themes as the perfect narrative to the clinical-yet-complex compositions.

In the time it would take an astronaut to circle the earth 38,000 times, Lacerta wrote and recorded that debut effort, toured with the likes of Psycroptic and Dreadnaught, and wrote and recorded a brand new sophomore effort.

This latest self-titled album contains eight tracks of death metal architecture that will certainly go on to inform a whole new journey of tech death into the furthest reaches of space. “Lacerta” will drop April 14th via CDN Records and features the following track listing:

1. Pillars Of Deceit
2. Grotesque Design
3. Hell To Pay
4. Incubation Of Tyrants
5. Void Of Shadows
6. Gargantua
7. Molecular Residue
8. Ambiguous Forms

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Antropofagus Premieres New Song “Spawn of Chaos” From Upcoming New Album “”M.O.R.T.E.”

Italian death metal horde Antropofagus premieres a new track called “Spawn of Chaos”, taken from the band’s upcoming third full-length, “M.O.R.T.E. – Methods of Resurrection Through Evisceration”, which will arrive in stores on May 12th, 2017 through Comatose Music (CD) and Everlasting Spew (vinyl).

Explains guitarist Francesco Montesanti the changes the band has made concerning writing and recording the album: “We decided to go with a warmer and “fatter” sound this time. Tunes are more straight to your face than the ones in AOL, more groovy, I’d say this is the most old schoolish and evil Antropofagus album to date. Me and Dave Billia (drums) worked hard to make sure this album would’ve had a deeper, sanguineous sound and I’ve also went from a 6 to a 7 strings guitar this time.”

Check out now “Spawn of Chaos” below.

Adds vocalist Tya De Fazio:

“This is definitely the Antropofagus album which we worked the most on, the one that required the highest tribute from us. As on a conceptual level, it’s drenched of my own blood. M.O.R.T.E. is a continual succession of thoughts, shadows and nightmares shaped into music, extreme and hate-filled against all which is dogmatic to humanity’s eyes. A process of rebirth through the evisceration of my own self.”

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Blessed Curse Releases “Nightbreed” Lyric Video

It’s 2017 and Nor Cal’s Blessed Curse is back raging through 5 news songs of scathing metal, exemplified by the first preview – a lyric video provided below from forthcoming EP,
“Beware of the Night.”

“Nightbreed” picks up where things left off on the previous debut album as the trio hacks and slashes with some deadly thrash in this new lyric clip created by Rafael Ortega (from label mates Sicocis.

The “Beware of the Night” CD was once again produced by Juan Urteaga (Testament, Exodus, Sadus) at Trident Studios in Martinez, CA with cover art by Brian Lewis (DevilDriver, Zakk Wylde, Cultural Warfare) at Stone Design and will be released March 31st on M-Theory Audio. Pre-orders, including t-shirt bundles, available at this location.

“This video is truly a historic chapter in the Blessed Curse history book because it marks the first official video from the band,” explains drummer Derek Bean. “I can’t say enough about the pro quality of the Beware of the Night EP project and everything that has gone into it from the time in the studio to this lyric video and everything in between. After first view of the ‘Nightbreed’ video, my initial reaction was ‘this is absolutely killer.’ I love the Evil Dead/Blair Witch camera views of something going through the woods. The vibe of the song was definitely captured to the T in this vid.”

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Eddie Trunk To Host 3rd Annual Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Event

The 3rd annual Ride For Ronnie motorcycle ride and concert, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Sunday, May 7th. Riders will assemble for a continental breakfast at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11AM.

The ride will then take them through the streets of Los Angeles County to Los Encinos Park in Encino, where attendees will be treated to an afternoon of live music, raffle and live auction, food trucks, and more. Last year’s Ride For Ronnie event raised over $50,000 for the cancer charity.

The Dio Cancer Fund is pleased to announce that after being unable to host last year’s ride due to scheduling conflicts, radio personality Eddie Trunk will return to host 2017’s event. In an interview with Billboard, Trunk explains that he was first invited by Wendy Dio to host Ronnie James Dio’s memorial service in 2010, and since then has donated his time to host several subsequent events in support of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund’s quest for cancer research.

Trunk tells Billboard, “It’s a great cause and a great fund. Wendy and her team work real hard on making these things happen… I’m really honored to be a part of this, and I’m really honored to help when I can. It does so many things. It helps people who need help who are struggling with cancer. It helps grow this fund. It helps grow awareness for Ronnie and keeps his memory alive. I’m just happy to be a part of it and help whenever I can when I’m called on.”

He continues, “I loved Ronnie as a fan long before I knew him personally – loved his voice, loved his music. When I finally got into the business and got to know him personally, as much as I was a fan of him as a musician before I knew him, I became even more of a fan when I got to know him as a person, because he was just a wonderful man.”

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Lyric Video For New Song “The Incredible Machine” Issued BY SynaptiK

Norwich, U.K. progressive metal act SynaptiK is launching the sophomore studio album entitled “Justify & Reason” today via Divebomb Records (Snakes On Fire in the U.K.). The follow-up to the 2014 debut “The Mechanisms of Consequence” can be ordered via the band’s official webstore in various packages. Along with the release of “Justify & Reason,” SynaptiK is premiering a lyric video for the new son “The incredible Machine” in the player below.

The creative process for “Justify & Reason” was a great, positive experience. Singer John Knight commented: “We have honed our skills and built on the knowledge gained from the experiences recording the debut album and channeled these into ‘Justify and Reason.’ The way we wrote and recorded this album seemed to work a hell of a lot better for us this time. A lot more time spent on pre-studio recording and getting everything sounding right, working on guitar harmonies, new drum patterns that fit the riffs and feel of the songs better. So when it came to recording it, it was quite a nice chilled but yet focused time, we got the whole album recorded in just a week.”

With the new album out, SynaptiK’s plans are clear — the idea is to promote the new material live as much as possible. According to Knight, “It’s always tough with the lead up to realizing an album and this is the biggest push we have given an album, it deserves it, it’s a great album, I know everyone says that but I truly believe this and I really hope it goes on to win Synaptik more fans worldwide. It’s a massive world and there are so many metal heads out there that I’m certain will really appreciate the songs on ‘J&R,’ they just need to get a chance to hear them. So the aim is to continue to push the album as hard and as far as we can, we are also looking for festivals outside the UK to give us a chance to play these songs live, so please share our videos and sounds, web pages and let all your friends know about us. Onward.”

“Justify & Reason” ventures into the dark, labyrinthine corridors of the human psyche to examine the relationship between inner emotions and society at large ? universal themes that transcend cultural and national boundaries. Each song has a different feel, they are their own monster, the lyrics reflect these different moods, the effects of anti-psychotic medication, regret, emotional abuse/control, and the human brain and the mysteries it holds.

Check out “The Incredible Machine” here:

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Swallow The Sun’s Juha Raivio Comments On Absence From Live Shows

Fans catching Swallow The Sun live recently have noticed that long time guitarist Juha Raivio has been curiously absent, with Juho Räihä standing in his place. Today Raivio issued the following statement about the situation:

“As people are asking all the time from me if I have quit Swallow the Sun, or why am I not playing live with the band anymore, here is some answers for you. Answer is of course not. I formed the band 17 years ago and have written 8 STS albums and one EP altogether since then. I would love nothing more than play live for you as that is where my heart is, but life didn’t go that way.

“This music and the lyrics are just too personal to go in front of the people at the moment and rip your heart open again and again. I hope you understand. Maybe one day. But please go and support the boys on tour and show your love to Juho Räihä who has been doing great job filling in for me. Take care now.”

Swallow The Sun is currently embarked on a North American tour alongside Amorphis. Full upcoming date and venue info is available below.

Thursday, March 9th – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Friday, March 10th – Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
Saturday, March 11th – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Sunday, March 12th – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Tuesday, March 14th – New York City, NY @ Stage 48
Wednesday, March 15th – Ottawa, ON (CAN) @ Mavericks
Thursday, March 16th – Quebec City, QC (CAN) @ Le Cercle
Friday, March 17 – Montreal, QC (CAN) @ Foufones Electriques
Saturday, March 18th – Toronto, ON (CAN) @ Mod Club Theatre
Sunday, March 19th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Tuesday, March 21st – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Wednesday, March 22nd – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Thursday, March 23rd – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub
Friday, March 24th – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
Saturday, March 25th – Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill
Sunday, March 26th – Chicago, IL, @ Reggies Rock Club
Tuesday, March 28th – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
Wednesday, March 29th – Winnipeg, MB (CAN) @ The Park Theatre
Thursday, March 30th – Regina, SK (CAN) @ Exchange
Friday, March 31st – Edmonton, AL (CAN) @ The Starlite Room
Saturday, April 1st – Calgary, AB, (CAN) @ Dickens
Sunday, April 2nd – Kelowna, BC (CAN) @ LEVEL
Monday, April 3rd – Vancouver, BC (CAN) @ Rickshaw Theatre
Tuesday, April 4th – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Friday, April 7th – West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Saturday, April 8th – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
Sunday, April 9th – Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
Tuesday, April 11th – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
Wednesday, April 12th – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
Friday, April 14th – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Saturday, April 15th – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Sunday, April 16th – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Monday, April 17th – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
Tuesday, April 18th – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Wednesday, April 19th – Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
Thursday, April 20th – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater
Friday, April 21st – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Saturday, April 22nd – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Sunday, April 23rd – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall

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Soulrot Announces New Album “Nameless Hideous Manifestations”

In an endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odor of vintage death metal, on April 24th, Memento Mori is proud to present the debut full-length of Chile’s Soulrot, titled “Nameless Hideous Manifestations.”

Hailing from the city of Valparaíso, the band was formed by guitar player JL Olmos (Betrayed, ex-Micosis, ex-Gangrenous) circa 1993-1994 but was put to rest due to JL being involved in several other projects at the time. It wasn’t until 2013 that JL joined bass player/vocalist JH Wilschrey (Sadistic Murder, Acero Letal) and they both resuscitated Soulrot, manifesting an unquestionable inclination towards the death metal of yore.

1. Desde el Arrecife del Diablo…
2. Those Who Dwell in the Abyss
3. From My Grave
4. Ectoplasmic Revelations
5. Infertile Anti-Womb
6. This Putrid Canvas
7. Majestic Rot
8. Incorporeal Autopsy
9. Blackstone
10. Transfigured Through the Void

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