Vancouver-based death metallers Abriosis have followed up the February 1st release of their new (and free) EP Vessel with a video cover of the classic Cannibal Corpse track, "Fucked With A Knife." Vessel merges disorienting waves of sonic violence with an ever-present thunderous pulse. Though short and sweet, this EP hits hard; representing the latest evolution in the band’s signature progressive death metal sound. The band's third release overall, Vessel marks the first Abriosis recording to feature new vocalist Alxs Ness (ex-Without Mercy).
South Jersey indie rockers By Surprise are premiering their new music video for "Criteria." Safely guarded behind four pairs of glasses and an arsenal of awkward tendencies, the members of By Surprise have spent an equal amount of time combing through the forgotten dust-filled grooves of 7-inch records released during the 90’s indie label boom, as they have with the off-beat and inspirational works of Henry David Thoreau, Jack Kerouac, and Douglas Adams. The band’s latest EP, Criteria, was released on January 15th.
Born from the ashes of Corpse Division, Idols For Dinner is a French death metal band finding its inspiration in every sub-genre of extreme music. They have just released their new video clip for the song "Prosthetic Memories" from their album Tenant Of A Declining World which has received some rave reviews so far.
Paris, France’s, As They Burn have released a music video for "Dream Collapse" from their new studio album, Will, Love, Life. An introduction to their blend of groove-oriented technical-death metal, "Dream Collapse" is an ode to crashing dreams and forgotten plans for the future. See As They Burn on Bonecrusher Fest as they tour alongside Job For A Cowboy and more.
Since forming in Melbourne in 2004, Midnight Juggernauts have forged a unique path, pressing themselves firmly into the popular or perplexed consciousness, refusing to be bound by boundaries of genre, convention, or expectation. Ballad of the War Machine marks the band’s long-awaited return, their first output for three years following their previous albums Dystopia and The Crystal Axis. After touring long and hard from Brisbane to Barcelona, Berlin, Bogotá, and beyond - the trio took some time off to recharge before getting going on their newest and most ambitious release.
French primal Death Metal horde Savage Annihilation have just released their brand-new debut music video for the track "Les catacombes de l'abomination (pt.1)" taken from their ten-years-in-the-making debut full-length Cannibalisme, Hérésie et Autres Sauvageries released through Kaotoxin records on October 1st 2012. Additionally, after their tour with Spain's Avgrunn, various festival appearances in 2012, opening for Pyrexia and Beheaded in Paris on March 2013, Savage Annihilation will embark on the "Black Market Cannibalism" mini-tour with France's Disgraseed in April.
Super Snake (members of Trophy Scars and I Am Heresy) have released their first music video "Yes, I'm a Doctor" and it is both hilarious and terrifying.
Insult To Injury, formerly named I, Creator, is excited to release their first music video from their debut EP entitled Dead Weight. The band formed in January of last year and had quickly risen within the Pittsburgh scene, before solidifying their lineup with the addition of former Voices And Vessels guitarist Cody Cavanugh in the late Summer/early Fall. Dead Weight was released January 15th and was scheduled to be released via Fort Charter Records before the label was bought out and caused the EP to be self-released.
Citizens, a high energy, indie rock band have released a new video for their single "Made Alive." Their self-titled album, is expected to be released in March 2013. Born in the heart of Seattle's university district, Citizens has quickly built a reputation for their dynamic hymn arrangements and high intensity anthems.
Legendary UK thrash/crust/metal warriors Hellbastard have just unearthed five new tracks of sonic antagonism in the form of the fittingly titled Sons Of Bitches EP. Sons Of Bitches includes a re-recorded version of 1988’s “We Had Evidence” from the band’s 1988 Heading For Internal Darkness full-length. Sons Of Bitches is dedicated to all those who are currently outraged by the sheer patheticness humanity throws around on a daily basis. A “Mad Max” future scenario is imminent –many heads will roll. Join Hellbastard in their deathdance on all organized forms of oppression and slavery.
Of Earth, the musical endeavor featuring Rob De Luca (UFO, Sebastian Bach) released their new single "Prototype" last week along with an accompanying music video. Of Earth's second album, entitled The Monarch, will be released via Lovember Records this Spring. The album was co-engineered by "Album Of The Year" Grammy winner Tom Camuso and mastered by Howie Weinberg. In addition to singing and playing bass on The Monarch, Rob De Luca produced and mixed the album as well. Rob De Luca is currently on the road playing bass with legendary British rockers UFO in the UK and Europe.
After releasing their Facedown Records debut album The Absolute, Christian metalcore outfit Ace Augustine seemed to fall off the face of the earth. Then last Summer the band reemerged from the depths with their announcement of signing with Red Cord Records. Up until this point, the band had gone through two rounds of member changes, a break up, and was dealing with a lot of angry and confused fans. Those fans can now rejoice as The Sick and Suffering is tentatively set for an April release. As a present to their loyal fans who have stuck around throughout all of this, the band just released their music video for their first single entitled "Mannequins."
U.K. rock quartet, Amplifier, has released a music video for "Matmos," the opening track from the band's Kscope debut, Echo Street, out April 23. Echo Street, the follow-up to The Octopus, Amplifier's self-released debut which went on to sell over 20,000 copies, was produced by the band's Sel Balamir. The new record also marks the band's first effort with its revamped four-piece line-up, delivering a subtle shift in style and allowing for a mix of the band's signature epic space rock jams with accessible pieces boasting three-part vocal harmonies.
Dutch masters of black metal horror Carach Angren have just released a cinematic music video for the track "The Funerary Dirge of a Violonist" taken from their acclaimed full-length Where The Corpses Sink Forever. The band have also announced a European tour which begins on May 6th, in Cortemaggiore, Italy and will continue until May 25th, in Winterthur, Switzerland. The band will play alongside Septicflesh and support will come from Fleshgod Apocalypse and Descending. Carach Angren are touring in support of their last record, Where The Corpses Sink Forever released last June.
Epitaph Records is proud to announce the signing of one of today's most provocative and passionate bands: Retox. Combining the jagged edges of stripped down/back-to-basics rock n' roll with bombastic attitude and art-rock intelligentsia, using the prism of the past to look toward the potential brilliance of the future, Retox's YPLL arrives on May 7th. Retox will be playing at South By Southwest in March in Austin.
Nashville, Tennessee based rock band Red today debuted their new video for the track "Perfect Life" from their fourth album Release The Panic. To record Release The Panic, the group teamed with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., My Chemical Romance, Daughtry) at his brand-new West Valley Studios in Los Angeles. Red is currently on tour this Winter/Spring for the Winterjam Arena Tour. Expect the group to announce a nationwide U.S. Spring tour soon.
For the past few years Wilson has transformed shows into parties, and concerts into riots throughout the Midwest. Wilson has not only held their own, but raised the bar for how much fun live music can be. Now Wilson is ready to take their party to the road, heading out on the "Fate or Chaos" North American tour with Mutant Overlords GWAR and Warbeast. The tour is set to kick off April 10th in Tucson, Arizona and will run through April 25th in Jacksonville, Florida. Wilson currently has a new album in the works.
Formed in 2008 and fronted by vocalist Larado Romo, Anti-Mortem's line-up includes older brother-guitarist Nevada Romo, guitarist Zain Smith, bassist Corey Henderson and drummer Levi Dickerson. With over 300 shows to their name, these Chickasha, Oklahoma natives (aged between 18 & 22) spent their formative nights and weekends woodshedding their sound on the concert stage they built themselves in the Smith family barn (originally intended to store an old car collection). Anti-Mortem will record their debut album in March with Hollywood-based producer Bob Marlette (Blackstone Cherry, Shinedown, Rob Zombie). The band’s first full-length will be released later this year.
Sad Robot unveiled a video for God Damn The Man today, the third single from their debut album 1.0. The video is a humorous take on what is an otherwise heartfelt and passionate protest song. From the Office Space homage to the guitar smashing final scene, the band's quirky personality is on full display here. The band has a live EP coming in April that will be a Spotify exclusive release. After that, the band will finish recording tracks for an EP of all new material that will be released by June.
Within The Ruins have released an all new music video for their single, "Feeding Frenzy." The band recently announced a new batch of Spring tour dates including their participation in the "The Sick Tour II" last week, which begins soon. The band will then be heading out with label-mates The Contortionist in part of the "Good Fight Tour" along with I Declare War, Reflections and City in the Sea. Soon after that, the "Road to Metal Fest" tour kicks off with the band supporting After the Burial.