WHITECHAPEL’S ‘The Somatic Defilement’ Is Coming Out On Vinyl In September!

On September 15th, Metal Blade Records will release Whitechapel‘s ‘The Somatic Defilement’ for the first time ever on vinyl! Re-mastered for vinyl, this special re-issue will be available in following versions: 


–Black Vinyl


–Pale Violet-Marbled Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies) 


–Dim Gray-Marbled Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies) 


–Cool Gray-Marbled Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies) 

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces USA Tour With POWER TRIP & GATECREEPER

Get ready to get have a hammered smashed face soon this fall in the months of November and December as the lads from Buffalo, New York, CANNIBAL CORPSE just announced a massive month long tour with young guns, Texas thrashers POWER TRIP whose latest album ‘Nightmare Logic‘ has been out to some widespread positive reviews and new death metallers on the block, GATECREEPER. Also along with the tour dates, the band just revealed the new album will be out this fall. They will be supporting their untitled(as of yet) 14th studio album on this tour. This will be CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s follow up to their 2014’s ‘Skeletal Domain‘, released via Metal Blade Records which charted at an impressive #32 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart (the highest chart position in their storied career!). The band’s new album – which was recorded at MANA Recording Studios with producer/engineer Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, SOILENT GREEN, BELPHEGOR, HATE ETERNAL) – promises to be another aggressive, powerful record in their catalog, that will surely make history once again.

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Into The Grave Spotlight: AMON AMARTH!

Raise your goddamn horns for the vikings of Death Metal Amon Amarth, they will be headlining next to Arch Enemy and Overkill on the second day of Into The Grave. They will add another layer of heaviness to the festival as well as (hopefully) bring a viking ship with them and ofcourse some beer!

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ENSIFERUM Reveals Details For New Album & Launches First Single Off It

Hailing from the most metal country in the world, Finland, folk metallers or melodic death vikings ENSIFERUM are back to the grind with a new album entitled, ‘Two Paths‘, following the legacy and aura of their previous release ‘One Man Army‘ which was out back in 2015. On September 15, ENSIFERUM will release their new album worldwide via Metal Blade Records.  The album is produced is Ansi Kippo and the master was recorded on tape for a true old school analog experience. Talk about being trve!

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EXECRATION Launch Killer New Single, “Hammers Of Vulcan”

Four piece Norwegian death metal band EXECRATION are 13 years already into the business and have released three nerve wrecking albums till date. Their last album was pretty well received and they did a lot of shows both in homeland Norway and have also previously toured with death metal giants CANNIBAL CORPSE. They are now back with their fourth album which is slated to be released on July 14th, out via Metal Blade Records. The upcoming album is titled as, ‘Return To The Void‘. Today the band premieres a new song taken off ‘Return To The Void‘, named as “Hammers Of Vulcan“. 

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THE NUCLEAR POWER TRIO (Members of ALLEGAEON, HAVOK, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, JOB FOR A COWBOY) Release Music Video

Just an hour ago, something legendary was released. For the last week, Havok and Allegaeon have been teasing something with satirical political photos with Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un, and Mike Tyson. The wait has finally ended and we get to see what it’s all about. Members from Allegaeon, Havok, Cephalic Carnage, and Job For A Cowboy all gathered together for the ultimate side project, The Nuclear Power Trio. Kim Jong Un is shredding on guitar, Donald Trump creating funky basslines, and Mike Tyson shredding on the drum kit. What is seen in the video below can’t be unseen. I’m hoping that this is just the start and there will be more music to come. See what the band members have to say and check out the instrumental jam below and be on the lookout for more music from The Nuclear Power Trio. Check out the masks created by Landon Meier at http://www.hyperflesh.com. Continue reading

CATTLE DECAPITATION Announces North American Headlining Tour With REVOCATION, FULL OF HELL & ARTIFICIAL BRAIN

North America is already having a party this year with so many cool tours that are bringing along with it some exciting bands from both the big and underground ends of the spectrum alike. Stop everything that you are doing and turn your heads here, cause this is probably one of the most epic and brutal tours of all proportions. Just when you thought it wasn’t brutal enough already, they drop this bomb. CATTLE DECAPITATION, REVOCATION, FULL OF HELL & ARTIFICIAL BRAIN will blow North America into smithereens together as they huddle up for a brutal and sadistic tour this October and November. This is a headlining tour with CATTLE DECAPITATION as the main headliner for the Metalsucks & Exclaim! Aggressive Tendencies Presents “The North American Extinction Tour Part II: Inhuman Beings”. Tell me you spat your coffee. Didn’t ya?

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Chicago Open Air Spotlight: BEHEMOTH

*Every Tuesday and Thursday from now until Chicago Open Air gets here we will be releasing an article about a band playing the festival to get you familiar with them.*

Today’s artist is Behemoth.

On Sunday, July 16th, Chicago Open Air gets a taste of one of the world’s most acclaimed black metal bands, Behemoth. Since forming in 1991, the Polish black/death metal band has been known for their polarizing, intense live shows that sweep the crowd off of their feet. Typically meant for playing in the dark for the atmosphere, it will be interesting to see how Behemoth adjusts to bringing their full power into the sun. They are hitting the road here in the US with Lamb of God and Slayer so they definitely are not to be taken lightly. They are also one of the few bands that still put a great amount of thought into their music videos. Videos like “Ben Sahar”, “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel”, and “At The Left Hand Ov God” contain very vivid imagery rather than only showing the band performing like most bands do now. Some people may be turned away from them because of the satanic content but I encourage you to give them a chance live. I know several people that did not appreciate them until watching one of their incredible live shows. Continue reading

Review: TOMBS – ‘The Grand Annihilation’ [Official Videos]

 

When you mention the word metal in Brooklyn it will be likely that you will stumble upon the band Tombs. They are signed to the one and only Metal Blade Records and currently consist of 3 members. Tombs has known a lot of musicians will all different styles yet they have always stayed the great metal band with black metal like vocals. Guitarist Evan Void and drummer Charlie Schmid have both joined the band in 2014, vocalist Mike Hill on the other hand has stayed with the band since the beginning (2007). Tomorrow on the 16th of June they will release their 4th album ‘The Grand Annihilation’ which will be available for purchase worldwide. The EP ‘Winter Hours’ has created their pathway into the local Brooklyn scene where the albums ‘Fear Is The Weapon’, ‘Path Of Totality’ and ‘Savage Gold’ from 2014. Eventhough they have changed their line-up multiple times all these albums sound like the Tombs we all adore, EP ‘All Empires Fall‘ from 2016 has pointed the band in the right direction to create more awesome music. ‘The Grand Annihilation’ is all we ever wanted and more!

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Chicago Open Air Spotlight: WHITECHAPEL

*Every Tuesday and Thursday from now until Chicago Open Air gets here we will be releasing an article about a band playing the festival to get you familiar with them.*

Today’s artist is Whitechapel.

On Friday, July 14th, yet another massively popular deathcore band hits the Chicago Open Air stage alongside Suicide Silence. Since forming in 2006, Whitechapel has consistently released great, heavy material and evolved slightly throughout each record. Phil Bozeman is considered to be one of the best vocalists in the wide variety of extreme metal with his mind boggling low screams. While being recognized for that, Bozeman also has a pretty solid singing voice. On the new record, ‘Mark of the Blade’, the band incorporates the clean vocals more often on tracks such as “Bring Me Home” and “Decennium”. You can check out the highly emotional video of “Bring Me Home” below. It has been a long time coming for Whitechapel to hit the US festival circuit. I saw them at Rock on the Range and they exceeded expectations. With one of the largest crowds on the third stage that weekend, they delivered a blistering setlist that tightly grasped the crowd for the entirety of the show. If you haven’t seen them already, you’re in for a treat. Continue reading