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GATECREEPER will kick off their North American co-headlining tour with recent Relapse signees FULL OF HELL this week. GATECREEPER will join ‘The Sweltering Ecstasy Tour’ on May 28th in Phoenix, Arizona following their appearance at the Modified Ghost Festival III in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 24th. From there, the pair will crush skulls together for three weeks, the tour concluding on June 17th in San Antonio, Texas. See all confirmed dates below.
GATECREEPER released a split LP with Iron Reagan in March. Mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios, the split is currently available on CD, LP, and digital formats. For physical packages and to sample tracks, visit Relapse.com HERE. Digital orders are available via GATECREEPER‘s Bandcamp HERE.
French death-grinders BENIGHTED have announced a fall European tour that sees the band joining ABORTED and CRYPTOPSY. The tour kicks off on November 1 and concludes on November 25. A full list of confirmed full dates can be found below.
BENIGHTED are touring in support of ‘Necrobreed‘, which was released last year on February 27. It has been a little over a year now and the sickness of the new and latest record has not ceased spreading yet. The new album was pretty well received by fans and critics all over the world and cemented the band’s impact on the death metal/grind scene even more. Released under French label Season Of Mist, this is their eighth studio effort, and if you ask me, it is the most strongest record in their entire two decade long catalogue.
Swedish Metal is the unsung hero of the Metal genre. Rarely do you see so many game changing extreme Metal bands arise from one area as you do with Sweden. You have pioneers of various forms of Death Metal like Entombed, At The Gates and Dark Tranquility who all contributed massively to the genre by contributing buzz saw guitar tones and melody mixed with insanely heavy riffs. Fast forward to today and you still have a healthy amount of bands emerging from the area! One of the most notable would be LIK who have just released a new album that is a worthy successor to bands like Dismember, Entombed and Bloodbath!
Hey, all you tech and prog nerds! Look here, German progressive tech death band OBSCURA are back with a brand new single, “Diluvium” from their eponymous upcoming studio album. I’ve been hooked onto OBSCURA ever since I fell in love with their masterpiece of an album, ‘Cosmogenesis‘, well every album they do is fucking masterpiece. None the less, the German quartet today release their title track from ‘Diluvium‘, which is due out on 13th of July, via Relapse Records. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday gift!
Pre-order for the upcoming record opens today along with the release of the single. A bit over a year ago, OBSCURA put out ‘Akroasis‘, an absolute chart buster and a monumental landmark in their catalog. It’s not been much long and we already have a new song and an album lined up the sleeve.
This month’s state is Louisiana!
Providing a powerful boost of energy and creativity to old school death metal, is New Orleans own, Orifist. The trio consisting of Devin Jones (guitar/vocals), Matt Fogarty (lead vocals), and Dominick Mora (drums) present a murderous sound, reminiscent of the classics, with names like Suffocation, Morbid Angel, and Death immediately coming to mind. Continue reading
Death metal overlords DYING FETUS announce the European Annihilation Summer headlining tour. The tour begins August 2 at Wacken Open Air in Germany and ends August 25 at Death Feast in Andernach, DE. Direct support will be provided by CARNIFEX, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, GOATWHORE and VENOM PRISON on select dates. The tour includes additional festival appearances at Brutal Assault, Rockstadt Extreme, Party San and more! All confirmed tour dates are listed below.
Additionally, DYING FETUS will also perform at Las Vegas Deathfest and at 3 Floyds Brewing’s Dark Lord Day in May. Las Vegas Deathfest features additional Relapse artists INCANTATION, CEPHALIC CARNAGE and DEVOURMENT. Dark Lord Day in Munster, IN features support from label mates PIG DESTROYER and BRAIN TENTACLES plus REVOCATION, ALL HELL and CANYON OF THE SKULL.
French death-grinders BENIGHTED are embarking on a string of European festival dates, in support of ‘Necrobreed‘ this week that see the band performing throughout the summer at Hellfest, Obscene Extreme, Sylak Open Air, Party San, and more. Fresh off the hills of their 2017 hit album ‘Necrobreed‘, the band will continue to spread the plague and sickness in Europe. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
Following their European trek, BENIGHTED will embark on the “Necrobreed US Minitour“. The tour begins on July 26 in Kansas City and sees the band performing to-and-from Chicago Domination Fest. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Skinless are back again with another brutal release from Relapse Records titled, ‘Savagery’. Starting in the early 1990’s, these guys decimated the underground scene with intense live performances. Noting Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, and Deicide as influences, they gained a large following to support their 1998 release ‘Progression Towards Evil’. Signing a deal with Relapse Records, the band released four more albums: ‘Foreshadowing Our Demise’, ‘From Sacrifice To Survival’, and ‘Trample The Weak’, ‘Hurdle The Dead’. Gaining a loyal fan base worldwide, they have shared the stage with likes of Slayer, Dying Fetus, and Hatebreed. After lineup changes and an eventual hiatus, Skinless reformed to lay waste to the world once again with ‘Only The Ruthless Remain’. With that terribly appropriate title, Skinless proved to us that they could stand the test of time, the most brutal force of all. With ‘Savagery’, they show their pure strength once again. Continue reading
ROTTING CHRIST amidst their European tour got arrested unfortunately in the Eastern European country of Georgia, in their capital city Tbilisi on the 12th of April, this month, right before their concert on the 13th. The band was arrested on ridiculous and spurious grounds involving charges of terrorism allegedly based on the band’s name! Front man Sakis Tolis informed later as stated below that they were “branded as Satanists and therefore suspects of terrorism.” A reason every metalhead is accused of once in their lifetime!
Hey y’all! Get ready with that bullet belt around your waist, some tattered jeans and a beer mug(not sure if going to war with a beer belly is a good idea though) in your hand, cause today we go to war. Yes, today I bring to you an exclusive video premiere of the Indian underground band, WARMARSHAL‘s all new track “This Is War“. Hailing from down south, Hyderabad, the band is a trio and doesn’t shy away from planting that boot on your face, firm. Without much ado, let me introduce you WARMARSHAL, for those who might be unaware of them and think ‘where next to conquer‘, *wink* in your never ending search for uncharted territories.
War and metal have always been friends that have relied on each other and have proved to be the perfect amalgamation. The intensity, atrocious and the bestial nature of both death metal and war have never failed to amaze fans. Thus, being the reason why there are still a plethora of rising bands that chose to walk along the path that was paved already by the likes of legends such as BOLT THROWER, BESTIAL WARLUST etc. WARMARSHAL is no different as well. Combining elements of war, atrocity, politics and belting it with pure old school death metal intensity, they are adamant on establishing their name in the Indian metal scene.