Showing posts from May, 2013

AUTOPSY, NPR MUSIC PREMIERE NEW TRACK "ARCH CADAVER" "The Headless Ritual" out July 2 on Peaceville Records.

July 2 will mark the return of Autopsy, the U.S. master of brutality, with the band's sixth studio opus of horror and all-out madness, The Headless Ritual, on Peaceville Records. The Bay Area death metal legend has teamed up with NPR Music to premiere the first cut, "Arch Cadaver," off the upcoming album at:

After listening to the new track, fans can head over to the Peaceville web-store for a variety ofThe Headless Ritual pre-order options, including bundles with an exclusive Autopsy shirt design, at: All pre-orders also include a special free Autopsy patch featuring the album cover artwork (while supplies last).

Featuring the returning quartet of Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, Danny Coralles, and Joe Trevisano,The Headless Ritual is a relentless monster of violent and brutal death metal mas…

BATTLECROSS unveils "War of Will"; new song "Force Fed Lies" now streaming!!

Detroit, MI's BATTLECROSS have unveiled the title, cover art, and first single from their upcoming new album. BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios with famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit's newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres. "War of Willtriggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new" says Levi.

Stream "Force Fed Lies" and pre-order your copy of War of Will now at

After a fist-pumping debut, impressive breakout tours in 2012, BATTLECROSS will continue their climb as one of metal's most impressive new bands with appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Orion Music +More with Metallica, Red Hot Chil…

New "GWAR-B-Q" Commercial Released!!!

New "GWAR-B-Q" Commercial Released

Tickets to Go On Sale on June 6th

In keeping with the tradition of past GWAR-B-Q's, Slave Pit Inc. today released their latest commercial hyping what will certainly go down in history as the greatest GWAR-B-Q yet, presented once again by the Slave Pit and sponsored by Ring Dog Rescue. With tickets scheduled to go on sale in two weeks, the countdown is on for the most decadent, delicious, and downright depraved social event for mutant miscreants in the history of this mud-ball planet! Check out the cinematic masterpiece HERE, directed by the same Slave responsible for the last two GWAR-B-Q commercials.

Tickets for this barbaric extravaganza will be available June 6th at, and come in three different versions…

But wait! Before you buy your tickets, check out the "Win It Before You Can Buy It" contest on local Richmond radio station 102.1 the X, airing June 3rd-7th. Listen for your chance to win tickets which grant you …

Butcher Babies Announce July 9 Release Of Debut Album 'Goliath'!!

BUTCHER BABIES are proud to announce the July 9 release of 'Goliath' on Century Media Records.  
The Los Angeles-based band - frontwomen Carla Harvey and Heidi Shephard, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chris Warner - wrapped their tour with Marilyn Manson in late-February and went straight into the studio with producer Josh Wilbur [Gojira, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed]. The results offer an undeniable mission statement to the metal community: forget everything you think you know about the BUTCHER BABIES, because they've got their sights set to slay on 'Goliath.' 

"Working with Josh Wilbur was an incredible experience because he helped us explore ourselves as musicians and further develop the unique sound that is the BUTCHER BABIES," says the band of their recording experience. "Being a debut album, this has been in the works since we were young, and we are so proud to have created a collaboration of all our personal influences into …

SHAI HULUD announces shows with Earth Crisis, Early Graves, and more!

After completing an extremely successful tour of Europe in support of Propagandhi, followed by a headlining tour, SHAI HULUD have returned to the states and are preparing for their next set of confirmed shows. In July, fans on the east coast will be treated to a handful of shows featuring Earth Crisis as part of their Firstorm 20th Anniversary Tour. Additional support for the east coast portion of the tour will be from Thy Will Be Done and White Widows. AdditionalSHAI HULUD shows have been confirmed for June, and July, including an appearance at Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC. For the complete listing, see below, or

SHAI HULUD's Matt Fox reflects on 2013: "2013 has been a banner year for Shai Hulud, and it's not even summer yet. Seeing the release of "Reach Beyond The Sun," touring Australia as a part of the Soundwave Festival (headlined by Metallica - pretty much the reason we play heavy music) and having just returned from Europ…

WHITE WIZZARD releases new track, "Strike The Iron"

WHITE WIZZARD has launched a new track, "Strike The Iron," taken from their upcoming third full-length album, The Devils Cut. Due out on June 3rd in Europe via Earache Records and on June 25th in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records, The Devils Cutfeatures artwork by Cameron Davis (, who is known for his work as the lead character designer and illustrator for the Guitar Hero video game series.
WHITE WIZZARD bassist and main-man JON LEON comments about "Strike The Iron":

"'Strike the Iron' is my favorite WHITE WIZZARD song I have ever written, along with 'The Sun Also Rises', which closes the new record.  I am very proud of the arrangement.  I had the verse melody in my head and chorus line before I even picked up the guitar and started writing it.  It has stunning leads by Jake and Will, and Joseph interpreted the vocal melody fantastically and gave so much character to it.  This song really exemplifies everything …

UNKIND: Premiere New Song via Blow The Scene!

Finnish hardcore heroes UNKIND have released the title track from their forthcoming album Pelon Juuret via Blow The Scene at this location.  The site describes the song as having "a relentless d-beat drum attack, screaming note bends, and throat-shredding vocals" in addition to being both "immediately compelling" and "apocalyptic".  

Pelon Juuret was recorded with producer Kari Nieminen at Noisecamp studios in Turku, Finland at the end of 2012 and will be released on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records on July 9th in North America, July 8th in the UK / World, andJuly 5th in Germany, Benelux and Finland.

An in-studio episode for Pelon Juuret is available here while exclusive pre-order packages are available via Relapse here.  

Pelon Juuret continues in the direction of the group’s previous work, offering up a furious fusion of d-beat hardcore crossed with a highly creative touch of atmospherics —as if Mogwai made a record of Tragedy covers or From Ashes Rise w…

ORPHANED LAND premieres new track, "Let The Truce Be Known," on Brave!

In anticipation of their upcoming release, Israel's ORPHANED LAND has premiered a new track, "Let The Truce Be Known," on Brave Taken from the band's new 6th studio album, All Is One, which is due out June 24th in Europe and June 25th in North America via Century Media Records, "Let The Truce Be Known" can be heard here:
To hear the previously released album track, "Our Own Messiah," click here .
All Is One was mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, AMON AMARTH, JAMES LABRIE, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, OPETH) and was recorded in three different countries: Israel, Turkey and Sweden. Ironically, these countries are Jewish, Muslim and Christian respectively, which strengthens the ORPHANED LAND message of unity through music. Over 40 musicians were used to flesh out the sound of All Is One, including 25 choir singers and eight classical violin, viola and cello players from Turkey.
All Is One track-listing: 1. All Is…