Manilla Road is back with their landmark 16th full-length album, Mysterium; due out February 19th on Shadow Kingdom Records. After a career that has spanned more than three decades, the band shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. In fact they're more active now than ever with all of the live shows booked for 2013; including an appearance at this year's Maryland Death Fest. The time has come for Manilla Road to break out of the underground bubble and get to the level where they can get some wider acclaim to all of the hard work that's been put forth all of these years.
Beyond Within is the highly anticipated debut EP from Northern Irish metal quartet 7 Days Dead. The self-released work was recorded at Manor Park Studios, Northern Ireland with producer Neal Calderwood (The Answer, The Dangerfields, General Fiasco, Million Dollar Reload, Therapy?) and the cover artwork was designed by Kieran Hill from Dog Day Design. Enjoy this exclusive world premiere and be sure to buy the disc once it drops. ROCK!
Ice Nine Kills' latest EP The Predator reached #9 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and #38 on the Independent label chart with first week sales of 1,476 copies. The Predator EP was only available digitally and through their MerchNow store, and was funded by the band’s recently fulfilled Kickstarter campaign, which raised more than double their initial $10,000 goal (500 backers contributed $21,258 total funds). Additionally, The Predator was #15 on the iTunes rock chart and was Revolver Magazine's "album of the week." The band will enter the studio in April to record their next full-length album.
Ride The Void, the new album from heavy metal group Holy Grail, has blazed onto Billboard's Heatseekers Chart at #9, while hitting #26 on the Hard Music Current chart, #47 on the overall Hard Music chart and #49 on the Independent chart. The album also charted internationally, reaching #54 on Canada's Hard Rock chart. You can stream the "insanely melodic, modern power-thrash classic" (DigBoston) album in its entirety via Prosthetic's YouTube player right below!
Minneapolis, Minnesota experimental hardcore/metal band, Nerves, has released their debut EP NERVES///NERVES on January 25th. While their track "Skinned As A Widow-Maker Of Existence" is available for a free download, you can now hear the full album below! The album is available for purchase on vinyl, CD and digital download.
Hungarian band JACK are very pleased to soon be releasing their new record Inhumanus, streaming here in its entirety via this world exclusive premiere. JACK has been on quite a ride since forming all the way back in 1996. In the early days, the band mostly just performed covers of British punk rock bands, before trying their hand at writing their own material. The initial round of music turned out to be awfully primitive, but JACK took their time in learning how to write good songs and find their own style. This patience and persistence would shape into the band's awesome hardcore, crust, punk hybrid.
Tyrants Blood are an extreme speed metal band that were conceived in late Summer 2005, and solidified its original lineup in January of 2006. Started by ex-Witches Hammer/Blasphemy guitarist Marco Banco (Traditional Sodomizer of the Goddess of Perversity) and local drummer Kevin Volatile, the group now consists of Marco Banco, ex-Abuse drummer Matt "Blood" Modder, infernal Majesty vocalist 'Brian "Messiah" Langley' and bass/vocalist Vinnie Borden.
Italian female-fronted death/doom metal outfit Into Darkness will release the CD version of their self-titled debut EP in February 2013 via Hellthrasher Productions. The vinyl treatment was recently released through Iron Bonehead Productions, while the cassette tape edition was put out last Autumn by Unholy Domain Records. Each version features different cover artwork.
Fairfax, VA pop rockers Fourth Quarter Comeback have just released their new EP The Only Way We Know
and it’s now streaming online - listen to it just below. The band recently premiered their music video for the lead track "Back to Sleep" online and can be viewed here
LA's legendary punk heroes Bad Religion are streaming their new album True North in its entirety starting today, in front of their January 22nd album release date. In anticipation of their new release, Bad Religion have announced a North American tour starting in March of 2013 with support from Against Me! and Polar Bear Club. Tickets for the tour go on-sale starting this Thursday, January 17th.
French grindcore activists Blockheads are streaming their forthcoming fifth full-length and first album in over six years entitled This World Is Dead online - listen below! Recorded in Geneva, Switzerland at Terrier 5 with Jerome of Nostromo / Mumakil, This World Is Dead features 25 songs clocking in at over 40 minutes of brutally efficient, grade-A, frenzied grind.
Denver blackened doom nihilists Primitive Man - featuring within their ranks current and formers members of Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire, Reproacher and Death Of Self - are preparing to unleash the forbidden fruit of their debut full-length. Recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Cobalt etc), the fittingly dubbed Scorn finds Primitive Man commemorating a slow-roasted apocalypse through seven asphyxiating odes of hatred, disease and despair.
After releasing his Songs Of Flesh (Part I) 7" EP in early 2012, inexhaustible Swedish maniac Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Ribspreader, Demiurg, The Grotesquery, Bone Gnawer, Revolting) strikes back with the debut album of his most recent project: Megascavenger.
On the date of its release late last year Bring The Meat Back from South African hard rockers Juggernaught measured as high as 4.1 on the Richter Scale in some areas of the continent's Southern half! Bring The Meat Back is hairy, whiskey guzzlin, guitar slingin' music, tastefully combining Classic Rock, Blues and Hard Rock into a technical, yet extremely catchy brew.
I Call You Legion are now streaming their brand new album online - listen below via the SoundCloud player. Speaking about the release, Kaleb Allen had this to say, "I think listeners are going to really get an Underoath vibe from the EP on some songs, while others will have a slightly thrashier feel. Either way, we think people are really going to dig what we've done."
North Carolina melodic death/folk metal outfit Æther Realm is excited to release their Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Human Abstract, Wretched) produced debut full-length One Chosen By The Gods today on Bandcamp. The nine track release is the follow up to their two song demo Odin Will Provide and follows the band’s highly successful Summer 2012 east coast The Summer Swampromp tour cycle.
New Jersey’s progressive/regressive instrumental metal duo A Fucking Elephant has loaded up the shrimp wharf with several weeks of provisions for their latest string of shows. The January 2013 tour insanity will kick in this Friday with a semi-local show in New Brunswick, followed by over two weeks of additional cities throughout the East Coast and upper crust of the Midwest set to get the gruesome twosome’s mangled instrumentally-challenging/vocally-challenged live molestation. The duo is touring in support of their greasy new Seven Inches 7”, set for emission via the band’s own Nefarious Industries officially on January 22nd.
Letters Home have released their debut EP, Take Your Time, for free download. You can stream and/or download the EP below. Letters Home features David Settle (Ex-Breathers and Quiet Clouds), Scott Carr (Wavelets and Send Away Stranger) and Joshua Mikel (formerly of Look Mexico).
Pittsburgh’s Paper States released their debut record Be Alone EP. With blues-y guitar riffs and sweet melodies, the band shows songwriting maturity well beyond the members’ ages, which range from 19-21 year olds. "The songs just feel so natural to us. We absolutely loved the writing process and working with Steve and John really helped us hone in on our sound," says singer Ryan Stack.
Just last month Listenable Records released the debut record from Paris-based rockers Sticky Boys, entitled This is Rock n' Roll. In this exclusive North American premiere, we bring this dynamite showing of straight up Rock n' Roll!