Tanith signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

– January 17th, 2019 –

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Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Tanith to its worldwide roster! Since the release of their debut 7″ Citadel in February 2018, Brooklyn, New York’s Tanith has garnered a swift rise of interest. Formed between a group of musicians and friends, this US/UK collaboration features the stellar musicianship of Russ Tippins (guitar, vocals) of Satan fame, this time around sharing lead vocals with Cindy Maynard (bass, vocals) and lead guitar with Charles Newton. The line-up is completed by Keith Robinson on drums.

Tanith comments: “It is a great honor to be working with Metal Blade. We started this band as friends, trying to make something new and exciting. Just one year later, we find ourselves signed to a label that we grew up with.”

While the music is evocative of 70s-era bands like Blue Oyster Cult and Wishbone Ash, the band itself conveys a signature sound, mixing hard rock and folk elements. The dual lead voices and harmonies are warm and melodic, the twin guitars anthemic and soaring, all grounded by Robinson’s adept drumming.

Their first release, Citadel, was recorded 100% analog from tape to mixing to cutting the master direct to lathe, making it a very special record. According to Russ, “for some time now, I’ve wanted to make music modelled on the organic sounding bands of the early 1970s. In particular, I wanted to record it entirely on analog tape, the way all music used to be made.” Tracked over two days by Hugh Pool at Excello Studios in Brooklyn, NY, Citadel is the sound of a full band playing live to 2″ tape, with none of today’s digital editing fixes. The 7″ vinyl release of Citadel sold out in 10 weeks.

Since then, Hoove Child Records and Antheos Records have both put out cassette versions of the single, while Tanith made live appearances across the USA, culminating at the Frost and Fire Festival in Ventura, California in 2018.

Following the initial release and tour, the band has been writing to record enough songs for a full-length. Fans can expect this new Tanith album in spring 2019, so stay tuned for more news coming soon!

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Rivers of Nihil announces USA headlining tour with Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King

– December 13th, 2018 –

Currently wrapping up their European tour with Revocation, Archspire, and Soreption, Rivers of Nihil will head back out on the road again stateside this March/April – this time, headlining the trek with Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King as support!

Rivers of Nihil comments: “We are excited to head out on our first full US headlining tour. Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King are all bands that are making big waves in their respective fields and we are honored to have them as part of this fantastic package.
We are also excited to be bringing a healthy dose of material from our newest album out with us this time, in addition to some old favorites.
See you on the road.”

See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Revocation, Archspire, Soreption

Dec. 13 – Bilbao, Spain @ Stage Live
Dec. 14 – Pau, France @ l’Ampli
Dec. 15 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain
Dec. 16 – London, UK @ Underworld
Dec. 17 – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux
Dec. 18 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Dec. 19 – Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
Dec. 20 – Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
Dec. 21 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje
Dec. 22 – Essen, Germany @ Turock

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King

Mar. 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
Mar. 2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
Mar. 3 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Mar. 4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
Mar. 5 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Mar. 6 – Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi
Mar. 7 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Mar. 8 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Mar. 9 – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
Mar. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mar. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Mar. 13 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar. 14 – Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre
Mar. 16 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
Mar. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
Mar. 18 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Mar. 19 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Mar. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Mar. 22 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
Mar. 23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mar. 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos Bar
Mar. 26 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Mar. 27 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
Mar. 28 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
Mar. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
Mar. 30 – Nashville, TN @ The End
Mar. 31 – Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
Apr. 2 – Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
Apr. 3 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
Apr. 4 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Apr. 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Apr. 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Ne Obliviscaris, Caligula’s Horse, Beyond Creation, Allegaeon

May 9 – Adelaide, Australia @ Lion Arts Factory
May 10 – Melbourne, Australia @ 170 Russell
May 11 – Sydney, Australia @ Manning Bar
May 12 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Triffid

Rivers of Nihil will be touring in support of their recently released album, Where Owls Know My Name – which debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release in March: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Named “one of the best progressive death metal albums in years” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com), Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil. The latest video – the album’s title track – can be viewed at: youtu.be/LBAXZto7uVc

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

Rivers of Nihil online:
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The Crown announces vinyl re-issues for ‘Crowned In Terror’, ‘Crowned Unholy’ and ‘Possessed 13′

– November 27th, 2018 –

European tour to kick off in December

Unholy Swedish Deathrace Kings The Crown have just announced vinyl re-issues for three of their classic albums: Crowned In Terror, Crowned Unholy, and Possessed 13. Available January 11th, fans can pre-order copies now from indiemerch.com, EMP, or eBay!

See below for an overview of all versions:

Crowned In Terror LP re-issue
–180 g black vinyl
–Amber marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Clear teal marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Bone white marbled vinyl (ltd. 100 copies; EU exclusive)
–Orange-brown marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 copies; USA exclusive)

Crowned Unholy LP re-issue
–180 g black vinyl
–Dead gold marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Opaque golden yellow marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Clear/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 100 copies; EU exclusive)
–Clear old gold marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 copies; USA exclusive)

Possessed 13 LP re-issue
–180 g black vinyl
–Cool grey marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Red/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Smoke clear vinyl (ltd. 100 copies; EU exclusive)
–White/red marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 copies; USA exclusive)

The Crown will embark on a short European run in December, featuring support from Svart Crown, Bleeding Gods, Temnein and Bleeding Utopia! See below for all dates.

The Crown tour dates
w/ Svart Crown, Bleeding Gods, Temnein, Bleeding Utopia

Dec. 10 – Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Dec. 11 – Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore
Dec. 12 – Erfurt, Germany – From Hell
Dec. 13 – Mannheim, Germany – MS Connexion
Dec. 14 – Sursee, Switzerland – Kulturwerk 118
Dec. 15 – Chapelle-Lez-Herlaimont, Belgium – Le Cercle

The Crown will be touring in support of their latest album, Cobra Speed Venom. Produced by Fredrik Nordstrom at the classic Studio Fredman, Cobra Speed Venom is massive, brutal and a real punch in the face. Extreme speed and aggression mixed with classic heavy metal and rock n’ roll, which really shows that The Crown has no boundaries. The apocalyptic theme of the lyrics and music also fits perfectly with the outstanding artwork of Christian Sloan Hall. To preview and purchase Cobra Speed Venom, please visit: metalblade.com/thecrown

The Crown line-up:
Johan Lindstrand – Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt – Bass
Marko Tervonen – Guitar
Robin Sorqvist – Lead guitar and backing vocals
Henrik Axelsson – Drums

The Crown online:
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Rivers Of Nihil launches new video for “The Silent Life”

– November 20th, 2018 –

Set to kick off European tour with Revocation next week

Today, Rivers Of Nihil has launched a video for “The Silent Life”, taken off the band’s latest album, Where Owls Know My Name. To watch the video, please visit: youtu.be/N6_WKGTeWH8

Rivers Of Nihil‘s Brody Uttley (guitar) comments: “This live music video for ‘The Silent Life’ was filmed by the kind folks over at MyGoodEye Visuals in our hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania on the last date of our recent headlining tour. We had our good pal Zach Strouse playing live saxophone with us that night, so it seemed like a great chance to catch some footage. As always, working with David Brodsky and his team was a blast. We hope you enjoy.

We will also be embarking on our second European tour late this November with our friends in Revocation, Archspire, and Soreption. We will be playing a nice selection of new tunes as well as some old favorites. Come out and get in the pit!”

Next week, Rivers Of Nihil will join Archspire, Soreption, and labelmates Revocation for a European tour this winter. See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Revocation, Archspire, Soreption

Nov. 28 – Berlin, Germany – Badehaus
Nov. 29 – Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Nov. 30 – Hannover, Germany – Chez Heinz
Dec. 1 – Dresden, Germany – Puschkin
Dec. 2 – Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
Dec. 3 – Brno, Czech Republic – Melodka
Dec. 4 – Vienna, Austria – Viper Room
Dec. 5 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Dec. 6 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage
Dec. 7 – Milano, Italy – Circolo Svolta
Dec. 8 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
Dec. 9 – Marseille, France – Jas Rod
Dec. 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
Dec. 11 – Madrid, Spain – Caracol
Dec. 12 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club
Dec. 13 – Bilbao, Spain – Stage Live
Dec. 14 – Pau, France – l’Ampli
Dec. 15 – Paris, France – Petit Bain
Dec. 16 – London, UK – Underworld
Dec. 17 – Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
Dec. 18 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
Dec. 19 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion
Dec. 20 – Brussels, Belgium – Magasin 4
Dec. 21 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
Dec. 22 – Essen, Germany – Turock

Where Owls Know My Name debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release in March: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Named “one of the best progressive death metal albums in years” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com) and one of “2018′s Best Metal Albums…So Far” (Loudwire.com), Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

Rivers of Nihil online:
https://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
https://www.youtube.com/user/Riversofnihilpa

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Rivers Of Nihil launches new video for “The Silent Life”

– November 20th, 2018 –

Set to kick off European tour with Revocation next week

Today, Rivers Of Nihil has launched a video for “The Silent Life”, taken off the band’s latest album, Where Owls Know My Name. To watch the video, please visit: youtu.be/N6_WKGTeWH8

Rivers Of Nihil‘s Brody Uttley (guitar) comments: “This live music video for ‘The Silent Life’ was filmed by the kind folks over at MyGoodEye Visuals in our hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania on the last date of our recent headlining tour. We had our good pal Zach Strouse playing live saxophone with us that night, so it seemed like a great chance to catch some footage. As always, working with David Brodsky and his team was a blast. We hope you enjoy.

We will also be embarking on our second European tour late this November with our friends in Revocation, Archspire, and Soreption. We will be playing a nice selection of new tunes as well as some old favorites. Come out and get in the pit!”

Next week, Rivers Of Nihil will join Archspire, Soreption, and labelmates Revocation for a European tour this winter. See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Revocation, Archspire, Soreption

Nov. 28 – Berlin, Germany – Badehaus
Nov. 29 – Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Nov. 30 – Hannover, Germany – Chez Heinz
Dec. 1 – Dresden, Germany – Puschkin
Dec. 2 – Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
Dec. 3 – Brno, Czech Republic – Melodka
Dec. 4 – Vienna, Austria – Viper Room
Dec. 5 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Dec. 6 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage
Dec. 7 – Milano, Italy – Circolo Svolta
Dec. 8 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
Dec. 9 – Marseille, France – Jas Rod
Dec. 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
Dec. 11 – Madrid, Spain – Caracol
Dec. 12 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club
Dec. 13 – Bilbao, Spain – Stage Live
Dec. 14 – Pau, France – l’Ampli
Dec. 15 – Paris, France – Petit Bain
Dec. 16 – London, UK – Underworld
Dec. 17 – Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
Dec. 18 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
Dec. 19 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion
Dec. 20 – Brussels, Belgium – Magasin 4
Dec. 21 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
Dec. 22 – Essen, Germany – Turock

Where Owls Know My Name debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release in March: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Named “one of the best progressive death metal albums in years” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com) and one of “2018′s Best Metal Albums…So Far” (Loudwire.com), Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

Rivers of Nihil online:
https://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
https://www.youtube.com/user/Riversofnihilpa

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Amon Amarth launches ‘The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm’ worldwide!

– November 16th, 2018 –

Mini episode documentary clips from new documentary and live album(s), ‘The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm’

Amon Amarth has released their new documentary and supporting live album(s), The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm – which includes a retrospective documentary that features a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film tells the Swedish quintet’s history, through both their own eyes and those of the fans that have supported them along the way. It is a thrilling collection that pays respect to the faithful, as well as making for a detailed and riveting introduction for those new to their inspiring story. Paired with this documentary is the live video/audio, which contains two different sets at 2017′s Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany, capturing the unit at their very best.

Having played the German festival numerous times over the years, and loving the family vibe they have always experienced there, Amon Amarth leapt at the chance to appear twice in the same year. Playing a secret, smaller scale set that focused primarily on older material, and then headlining the main stage with full production – including their giant sea serpent and lots of fire – allowed them to showcase their songs at their best – though putting together setlists from such a mighty catalogue was not the easiest of tasks. “For the first night, we wanted to write a set that the fans would enjoy by wholly diving into our back catalog but also keeping it interesting,” explains guitarist Olavi Mikkonen. “But putting the two shows together also made us realize that we have a lot of songs to choose from!”

For the band, producer Alexander Milas (who contributed to Kerrang! and was an award-winning editor-in-chief of Metal Hammer, before starting his own creative solutions company, Twin V Ltd.) and director Phil Wallis, The Pursuit Of Vikings has been a true labor of love. “I think I first became conscious of Amon Amarth around the release of 2002′s ‘Versus the World‘,” Milas states. “It was a really transitional time for metal, and it seemed there wasn’t a credible band on the heavier end of the scale that hadn’t in some way responded to or been influenced by the pioneering sounds of the Swedish death metal scene, but I distinctly remember thinking that there was something unique about these guys: the artwork, the thematic underpinnings, even that curiously timeless logo.” While their sound certainly displays strong echoes of the nation that birthed them, Amon Amarth arguably wield a unique aura, a “lusciously crafted escapism” that Milas likens to the classic bands he grew up with: Dio, Iron Maiden, and others who exist on a spectrum of their own making.

For a preview of The Pursuit Of Vikings, a new clip from the documentary (plus previously released live videos) can be viewed now at: amonamarth.lnk.to/pursuitofvikings – where the DVD/live album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats via Metal Blade Records in the USA:


–CD/2DVD 8-Panel Digipak
–Blu-ray (includes audio digital download of Main Stage Show)
–special edition hardcover book with 6 discs (3DVD, 2CD, 1 Blu-ray) plus amulet and patch – (import – limited to 500 copies)
–transparent orange vinyl (US retail exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear with black splatter vinyl (US webstore exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–transparent yellow with orange marble vinyl (US webstore exclusive – limited to 250 copies)

CD track-listing (Main Stage Show: August 17th, 2017):
1. The Pursuit of Vikings
2. As Loke Falls
3. First Kill
4. The Way of Vikings
5. At Dawn’s First Light
6. Cry of the Black Birds
7. Deceiver of the Gods
8. Destroyer of the Universe
9. Death in Fire
10. Father of the Wolf
11. Runes to My Memory
12. War of the Gods
13. Raise Your Horns
14. A Dream That Cannot Be
15. Guardians of Asgaard
16. Twilight of the Thunder God

DVD Digipak and Blu-ray track-listings:
Documentary
T-Stage Show: August 16th, 2017
1. Twilight of the Thunder God
2. Free Will Sacrifice
3. With Oden on Our Side
4. The Last with Pagan Blood
5. For the Stabwounds in Our Backs
6. Thousand Years of Oppression
7. Gods of War Arise
8. Versus the World
9. Asator
10. Under the Northern Star
11. Fate of Norns
12. Varyags of Miklagaard
13. Live for the Kill
14. Victorious March
Main Stage Show: August 17th, 2017
1. The Pursuit of Vikings
2. As Loke Falls
3. First Kill
4. The Way of Vikings
5. At Dawn’s First Light
6. Cry of the Black Birds
7. Deceiver of the Gods
8. Destroyer of the Universe
9. Death in Fire
10. Father of the Wolf
11. Runes to My Memory
12. War of the Gods
13. Raise Your Horns
14. A Dream That Cannot Be
15. Guardians of Asgaard
16. Twilight of the Thunder God

**Note: special edition hardcover book contains all of the above, plus audio from T-Stage Show: August 16th, 2017**

Vinyl track-listing (Main Stage Show: August 17th, 2017):
SIDE A
1. The Pursuit of Vikings
2. As Loke Falls
3. First Kill
4. The Way of Vikings
SIDE B
5. At Dawn’s First Light
6. Cry of the Black Birds
7. Deceiver of the Gods
8. Destroyer of the Universe
9. Death in Fire
SIDE C
10. Father of the Wolf
11. Runes to My Memory
12. War of the Gods
13. Raise Your Horns
SIDE D
14. A Dream That Cannot Be
15. Guardians of Asgaard
16. Twilight of the Thunder God

Amon Amarth online:
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Cannibal Corpse: ‘Red Before Black’ vinyl picture disc now available via Metal Blade Records

– November 9th, 2018 –

Kicks off USA tour with Hate Eternal, Harm’s Way

On November 23rd, Metal Blade Records will release a limited vinyl picture disc of Cannibal Corpse‘s latest album, Red Before Black. Purchase your copy at Indie Merch, EMP, or eBay now.

Cannibal Corpse is currently on the road with Hate Eternal and Harm’s Way, for a USA tour in support of Red Before Black. See below for all dates!

Cannibal Corpse tour dates
w/ Hate Eternal, Harm’s Way

Nov. 9 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
Nov. 10 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
Nov. 11 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s
Nov. 13 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Nov. 14 – Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall
Nov. 15 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theater
Nov. 16 – Palatine, IL – Durty Nelly’s
Nov. 17 – Madison, WI – The Majestic Theater
Nov. 18 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Nov. 20 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Nov. 21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 23 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
Nov. 24 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov. 25 – Baton Rouge, LA – The Varsity Theater
Nov. 27 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlies
Nov. 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
Nov. 29 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Nov. 30 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Dec. 1 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
Dec. 3 – Memphis, TN – Growlers
Dec. 4 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
Dec. 5 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
Dec. 6 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room

Many words come to mind when you hear the name Cannibal Corpse, but one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), their latest album, Red Before Black, serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex. Moreover, the band have pushed themselves again, ensuring that it stands out from their catalog. “Throughout our career we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. ‘Red Before Black‘ continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,” asserts bassist Alex Webster. “We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the most raw sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest and catchiest record.”

To preview and purchase Red Before Black, please visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

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Skull Pit (feat. Mem of Exumer and Tatsu of Church Of Misery) releases new single, “Marauders”

– October 24th, 2018 –

On November 16th, Metal Blade Records will finally release Skull Pit, the debut album by American/Japanese collaboration Skull Pit!

Skull Pit is a tale of two musicians from opposite sides of the heavy metal spectrum and the planet: Tatsu, hailing from Tokyo/Japan, is the bassist and mastermind behind the internationally acclaimed doom outfit Church Of Misery; Mem, from New York/USA, is the singer and front-man of German thrash pioneers Exumer!

For a preview of Skull Pit, the new single, “Marauders”, can be heard at: youtu.be/MGSZTBYsjHc

Skull Pit vocalist Mem comments: “Think about the first time you heard ‘Ace Of Spades’, or the ferocity of early Tank records, and how you felt when those songs hit you like a ton of bricks. That’s what we went for when we wrote that song. Marauding for your ears, hearts and soul.”

To hear the previous single, “Fire Breather”, please visit: metalblade.com/skullpit – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–ltd. Digipak-CD
–180 g black vinyl
–silver/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–red/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–gold/black splattered vinyl (ltd. 100 – EU-exclusive)
–gold/silver splattered vinyl (ltd. 100 – US-exclusive)

The two veterans endeavored to combine their favorite elements of bands like Motorhead along with the countless outfits of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal into one blistering and highly energetic nine-track album. The songs on Skull Pit‘s debut are a clear departure from what Exumer or Church Of Misery usually sound like. Stepping away from Exumer‘s lighting fast rhythms and Church of Misery‘s slowed down, Iommi-inspired riffs, Skull Pit creates melodies in the vein of 70s hard rock and 80s NWOBHM with Lemmy’s punk attitude.

Mixed in Tokyo by O-mi Kihara, Skull Pit was recorded in New York and Japan during Exumer‘s and Church of Misery‘s time off from playing live around the globe. The result is a free-flowing album that switches effortlessly between genres and boundaries, but always with the intent to deliver a razor sharp riff or a memorable hook.

Skull Pit didn’t shy away from further expanding their all-inclusive attitude when it came to choosing and recording a cover song as a bonus track: Rose Tattoo‘s “All the Lessons”. The song features Brian “Mitts” Daniels (ex-Madball), who produced Mem’s vocal tracks in New York.

Skull Pit track-listing
1. Double Cross
2. Roller
3. Fire Breather
4. Year Of The Dog
5. Soul Raiders
6. Blood Titan
7. Marauders
8. The Line
9. Wolf Spirit
10. All The Lessons (Bonus Track)

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Abigorum Premiere New Song “The Darkness of Aeon” From Upcoming New Album “Spectral Shadows”

Saint Petersburg, Russia based ambient black metal, and doom metal unit Abigorum premiere a new song entitled “The Darkness of Aeon”, taken from their upcoming new album “Spectral Shadows”, which will be released in a jewel-case CD edition with a 6-page booklet by GrimmDistribution (Ukraine) and Death Portal Studio (USA).

Check out now “The Darkness of Aeon” below.

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Behemoth lands on international charts with new album, ‘I Loved You at Your Darkest’

– October 22nd, 2018 –

Kicks off North American tour with At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room

Behemoth recently released their new album, I Loved You At Your Darkest, worldwide; for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:

#2 Independent Albums (USA)
#3 Hard Music Albums (USA)
#8 Rock Albums (USA)
#16 Digital Albums (USA)
#19 Top 200 Current Albums (USA)
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I Loved You At Your Darkest is a crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema. The group’s most dynamic record yet, the album is extreme and radical on one hand, but also more rock-oriented than any other Behemoth release. Produced by the band themselves, with drum co-production by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames), mixing by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom) mastering by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), and a 17-piece Polish orchestra arranged by Jan Stoklosa, I Loved You At Your Darkest can be previewed and purchased now at: metalblade.com/behemoth

Behemoth and Kings County Brewers Collective (Brooklyn, NY) recently announced that they have joined forces for a Double IPA, “Wolf ov Siberia”! From the most blasphemous depths of extreme metal comes a collaboration brew of epic proportions: “Wolf ov Siberia” pours pale gold in the glass, with a light lupulin haze. A blistering blast of bright lemon and crushed lime greets your nose, followed by grapefruit, melon and green pine from a megaload of Citra, Motueka and Centennial hops. Balanced by soft wheat and flaked rye, with a touch of savage bitterness on the finish, it’s fierce, fresh, and dangerously drinkable at a 7.7% ABV. “Wolf ov Siberia” beckons all Behemoth and beer fans – “come all ye wolves ov Siberia, we hail the flame, we hail the ice…”

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“Wolf ov Siberia” will also be available at Behemoth’s upcoming art exhibitions in NYC and LA (“Thou Art Darkest”), for their new album, I Loved You At Your Darkest. See below for more details; to RSVP, head over to: behemoth.pl/thouartdarkest


Behemoth is currently touring the USA in support of I Loved You At Your Darkest, by headlining the “Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v.” trek, featuring special guests At the Gates and Wolves in the Throne Room. This must-see show will also make its way to Europe in January/February 2019. See below for all dates! Tickets can be purchased at: behemoth.pl

Behemoth “Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v.” tour dates
w/ At the Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room

Oct. 22 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 23 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
Oct. 24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Oct. 27 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
Oct. 29 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Oct. 30 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Nov. 1 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 2 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Nov. 3 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
Nov. 4 – Montreal, QC – M-Telus
Nov. 6 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 7 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Nov. 9 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Nov. 10 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Nov. 11 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Nov. 13 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
Nov. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Nov. 16 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
Nov. 17 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Nov. 19 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
Nov. 20 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
Nov. 21 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Nov. 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Nov. 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern Theatre

Behemoth “Ecclesia Diabolica Evropa 2019 e.v.” tour dates
w/ At the Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room

Jan. 10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
Jan. 11 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
Jan. 12 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
Jan. 13 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Jan. 15 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
Jan. 16 – Milano, Italy – Alcatraz
Jan. 17 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
Jan. 18 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
Jan. 19 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
Jan. 21 – Toulouse, France – Le Bikini
Jan. 22 – Paris, France – Bataclan
Jan. 23 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
Jan. 24 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
Jan. 25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Jan. 26 – Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
Jan. 27 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Jan. 29 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
Jan. 30 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
Feb. 1 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36
Feb. 2 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
Feb. 3 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
Feb. 4 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Feb. 6 – Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
Feb. 7 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
Feb. 8 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Feb. 9 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
Feb. 10 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
Feb. 11 – Glasgow, UK – QM Union

Behemoth line-up:
Nergal – vocals & guitars
Orion – bass & vocals
Inferno – drums & percussion

Behemoth online:
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https://www.facebook.com/behemoth
https://www.instagram.com/behemothofficial
https://www.nuclearblast.de/behemoth
https://www.metalblade.com/behemoth

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