TABERAH ‘Necromancer’ Release Date Confirmed

Australian heavy metallers TABERAH have set Friday, September 13th as the worldwide release date for their new album, Necromancer, via Dust On The Tracks Records.

The CD was engineered by Theo B (Scorpion), produced and mixed by Joe Haley (Psycroptic) and mastered by Australian Metal Icon “Stu Marshall” (Death Dealer, Empires Of Eden, Dungeon, Paindivision). The artwork was made by Hannah Flowers, who is a talented Tasmanian tattoo artist.

The new track “2012” taken from TABERAH’s upoming album “Necromancer” can be streamed here: http://soundcloud.com/taberah/2012-1

Stu Marshall (Death Dealer, Empires Of Eden, Dungeon, Paindivision) stated: “TABERAH’s NECROMANCER is one of the best metal releases to come out of Australia in the last 10 years”.

Glen Casebeer  (AMERICAN ROCK SCENE): „Shit, they are great!

The “Increasingly Infamous Tasmanian Devils” themselves, consists of the following musicians: Jonathon B – Guitar + Vocals, Myles ‘Flash’ Flood – Guitar, Tom “Bam Bam” Brockman – Drums, Dave ‘The Doctor’ Walsh – Bass.

Inspired by their strong musical bond Jonathon Barwick and Tom Brockman created, in 2004, what is now known as TABERAH. The bands sound and live performance is derived from a vast range of influences including the traditional heavy metal stylings of Iron Maiden + Black Sabbath, the rock n roll swagger of AC/DC + Thin Lizzy mixed with the over the top, tongue in cheek theatrics of Queen + The Darkness. All with a slightly modern and original twist.

Taberah quickly became a staple act in the Tasmanian live music scene in 2006 and have now become one of Tasmania’s top exports around Australia in any musical genre. In early 2011 TABERAH blitzed a nationwide vote then were hand picked by Lemmy Kilmister himself to open for Motorhead (UK) on the Sydney leg of their 2011 Australian tour.

Other milestones include sharing the stage all around Australia with high profile international and national acts such as: Paul Di’anno – ex Iron Maiden (UK), Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens – ex Judas Priest/Iced Earth/Yngwie Malmsteen, Blessed by a Broken Heart (USA), LORD(AUS), Psycroptic (AUS), Black Majesty (AUS), Steve Grimmett – formerly of Grim Reaper/Lionsheart/Onslaught (UK), Elm Street (AUS), Darker Half(AUS) and many more national and international acts.

2011 saw the band record & release their debut album “The Light Of Which I Dream” with acclaimed Producer Joe Haley of Psycroptic. The record is a chronicle of the bands early years of blood, sweat, beers and tears on the national live circuit. The album earned TABERAH worldwide acclaim.

In support of “NECROMANCER“, TABERAH have their sights firmly set on the international stage for 2013/14. This includes plans for a run of shows in the Europe, USA, Japan as well as high profile international/national supports in Australia.

TABERAH deliver a show that is full of energy, fun, theatrics, wandering solos and plenty of crowd interaction. This earning the quartet a solid reputation of being a “must see” live band.

Chicago Metal Legends TROUBLE Enter The Billboard Charts!

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Chicago metal legends TROUBLE returned with their first album since ‘Simple Mind Condition’, released in 2007.  The album entitled The Distortion Field features 13 tracks and is available now on FRW Records in North America and in Europe on July 26th, 2013.

With their return album TROUBLE cracked two of Billboard’s Charts this week.  The album came in at #125 on the Top Independent Albums Chart, and # 25 on the Top New Artist Albums Chart (Heatseekers) which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Guitarist Rick Wartell could not be happier with the reception of the new album:

“It’s an honor to receive the positive feedback, reviews and recognition. We’re extremely grateful to our fans and everyone who supported us during the making of The Distortion Field.”

The Distortion Field can be ordered on Amazon and iTunes.

Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog” is streaming the songs “When The Sky Comes Down”, “Sucker” and “Butterflies” HERE.

The Distortion Field makes history in the TROUBLE camp through the band’s acquisition of a new lead vocalist, Kyle Thomas of Exorder and Floodgate fame.

Commenting on new vocalist Thomas, TROUBLE founder and guitarist Rick Wartell says, “Kyle is one of the most impressive singers I’ve ever heard, and by far the most extraodinary singer I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.  He’s got incredible range, incredible power, and an incredible knowledge of TROUBLE, as he’s been a fan for 20-something years. We’ve known him forever, and he innately understands what TROUBLE is about.  He’s like the perfect guy to come in and do this job. It’s awesome.”

Veteran Music Producer Bill Metoyer is once again lending his expertise, having previously worked with the band on ‘The Skull’ and ‘Trouble’, both Metal Blade releases.

The band consists of Kyle Thomas – vocals, Rick Wartell – guitar, Bruce Franklin – guitars, and Mark “Marko” Lira – drums.

Visit the band’s website www.newtrouble.com for updates.

BLACK TUSK Premiere New Video at Noisey.com

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Yesterday saw the release of the long awaited new EP from Savannah Metallers BLACK TUSKTend No Wounds is available in CD, Vinyl and digital formats and can be ordered from the Relapse Records Store HERE.   The EP can be purchased on iTunes HERE.  The EP is streaming in full on BLACK TUSK‘s Bandcamp Page.

 

Today BLACK TUSK has teamed up with Noisey.com for an exclusive premiere of the band’s new video for the song “Truth Untold”.  The video was directed by Brad Kremer and produced by Tytan Creates.  Check out the exclusive premiere of “Truth Untold” HERE.

 

Drummer James May commented on the new video:

 

“Filming the new video was a really fun experience. The guys at TYTAN did a great job and we hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did making it. And a big thanks to all that was in or helped us out with it!”

 

BLACK TUSK will play a select number of regional dates in support of Tend No Wounds. These dates start July 24th in Augusta, GA and run through July 27th in Memphis, TN.

BLACK TUSK will return to Europe this autumn to tour on the back of their brand new EP Tend No Wounds. The band will be supported on all dates by Fight Amp.

Additionally, Brutal Panda Records has repressed the long out-of-print BLACK TUSK / Fight Amp split 7″, featuring artwork from Baroness frontman John Baizley, specifically for the tour.  The split is also available for order here. http://brutalpandarecords.com/shop/black-tusk-fight-amp-split-7-vinyl/

 

Tend No Wounds is a six track EP that takes you on a twenty minute ride of raging Southern rock and pure adrenaline, providing the perfect stop-gap between their last album  – Set The Dial – and their next. The EP was recorded with producer Phillip Cope (Kylesa, Baroness) at the Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina.

 

The tracklisting is:

1. A Cold Embrace

2. Enemy of Reason

3. The Weak and the Wise

4. Internal/Eternal

5. Truth Untold

6. In Days of Woe

North American Dates:

July 24                        Augusta, GA                          Sky City

July 25                        Chattanooga, TN                    JJ’s Bohemia

July 26                        Louisville, KY                        Diamond Pub

July 27                        Memphis, TN                          New Daisy Theater

Full European tour dates are:

13.09.13 Germany Frankfurt @ 11er

14.09.13 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix

16.09.13 France Toulouse @ Le Saint des Seins

17.09.13 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 3

18.09.13 Spain Madrid @ La Boite

19.09.13 Portugal Porto @ Armazém do Chá

20.09.13 Spain Bilbao @ Azkena

21.09.13 France Montpellier @ Secret Place

22.09.13 Italy Milano @ Lo Fi Club

23.09.13 Germany München @ Feierwerk

24.09.13 Switzerland Geneve @ l’usine

25.09.13 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo Werk 21

26.09.13 Austria Wien @ Arena

27.09.13 Poland Wroclaw @ Obserwatorium

28.09.13 Poland Bydgoszcz @  Estrada stagebar

29.09.13 Czech Rep Prague @ 007

30.09.13 Germany Berlin @ Cassiopeia

01.10.13 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang

02.10.13 Norway Stavanger @ Checkpoint Charlie

03.10.13 Norway Oslo @ Revolver

04.10.13 Sweden Linköping @ Lorient

06.10.13 Holland Hengelo @ Metropool KZ

07.10.13 UK London @ Barfly

08.10.13 UK Southampton @ The Cellar

09.10.13 UK Manchester @ Alter Ego

10.10.13 UK Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks

11.10.13 UK Bath @ Green Park Tavern

12.10.13 Germany Essen @ Cafe Nova

REVOCATION Premiere New Song on Loudwire!

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REVOCATION‘s self-titled new album will be released in Europe on August 2nd, The UK August 5th and August 6th in North America via Relapse Records. This is their 4th full-length release and the first featuring new bassist Brett Bamberger. The artwork was created by Orion Landau (Dying Fetus, Obscura, Nile).

Today REVOCATION has partnered up with Loudwire for another exclusive premiere from the new album.  The song entitled “Fracked” can be streamed exclusively HERE.

The song “Invidious” is being streamed exclusively at Metal Sucks.  Check it out HERE.  The band recently completed work on a video for “Invidious”.  The video was shot by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa) at a sold out hometown show.  The video will receive its premiere in the coming weeks.

The first song that was unveiled “The Hive” is available for streaming on YouTube HERE and Sound Cloud HERE.

REVOCATION are taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, alongside the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation and others. In addition to the Summer Slaughter dates, the band has announced a handful of headline shows immediately following the tour.  All dates are listed below.

Following the Summer Slaughter, REVOCATION will head to Europe this fall on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted.  The tour kicks off September 18th and runs through October 10th.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

The album is now available for pre-order in exclusive bundle packages at The Relapse Records Online Store.  The album will be available in a deluxe CD, standard CD, 2xLP and Digital Formats.  The Deluxe CD and LP contain an exclusive bonus track, a cover of the Metallica classic “Dyer’s Eve”.  The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/2×78 

 

REVOCATION is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated REVOCATION news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Records website, the REVOCATION Facebook page.

REVOCATION Tracklisting:

1.     The Hive

2.     Scattering the Flock

3.     Arch Fiend

4.     Numbing Agents

5.     Fracked

6.     The Gift You Gave

7.     Invidious

8.     Spastic

9.     Entombed By Wealth

10.  A Visitation

 

***THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR. All Dates from July 19 – Aug 16 with/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder***

7/25-Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn

7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues

7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (NO CATTLE DECAPITATION)

7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard

8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NO NORMA JEAN)

8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy

8/09-Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre (NO DEP)

8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

8/17-Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

8/18 – Caldwell, ID @ The Venue *Headline Show*

8/19-Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

8/20-Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

REVOCATION Headline Dates

8/21 Richland, WA @ Ray’s Golden Lion

8/22 Spokane, WA @ The Center

8/23 Billings, MT @ Railyard

8/24 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November Record Store

8/25 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

8/26 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

***European Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted***

9/18-Bochum GER @ Matrix  

9/19-Paris  FR @ L’Empreinte   

9/20-London UK @ Islington Academy   

9/21-Manchester  UK @ NQ Live   

9/22-Glasgow UK  @ Cathouse          

9/24-Brussels  BE @ Magasin 4   

9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak    

9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben   

9/28-Gothenburg  SWE @ Sticky Fingers   

9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee   

9/30-Copenhagen  DK @ Lille Vega    

10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet   

10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo       

10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39  

10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island  

10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene   

10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel   

10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl   

10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum   

10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp

12/7-Santurce, Puerto Rico @ La Respuesta

DEVILDRIVER Announce Co-Headline Tour With Trivium

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In support of their new release Winter Kills California Groove Metallers, DEVILDRIVER will be hitting the road this fall on a co-headlining tour with Trivium.  Trivium will also be on the road in support of their new release, details on which will be announced soon.  Support on the tour will come from After the Burial and Sylosis.  Everything kicks off in Boise, ID on September 12th and rolls through October 17th in San Diego, CA

 

Frontman Dez Fafara cannot wait to be back on the road in North America:

 

“It’s been almost a year since DEVILDRIVER have toured the US. I am Stoked to finally be getting the chance to go back out and hit the road with “The Groove Machine”!

This tour will be a mixture of DEVILDRIVER favorites and a bunch of new stuff off of our new record Winter Kills. I cannot wait for the record to come out and to get back to what we do best, play live. Touring with our friends in Trivium, After the Burial and Sylosis is just the fucking bonus!

 

Come on out for a great night of metal, get ready to get down and dirty, see you in the pit!”

 

DEVILDRIVER will be releasing their sixth studio album Winter Kills  August 27th via Napalm Records.  Winter Kills is available in four configurations including a Deluxe Digibook with CD (including two bonus tracks: “Shudder” and “Back Down to the Grave”) and Live DVD (Featuring 45 minutes of live raw DEVILDRIVER power. No studio over dubs at all just the band at their best and includes fan favorites “Clouds over California” and “The Wretched”), standard CD version, digital version and for the first time in DEVILDRIVER history, and a 2LP Gatefold edition.

 

Winter Kills is now available for pre-order on iTunes.  Pre-ordering the album entitles you to an instant grat track download of “Ruthless”.  The album can also be pre-ordered on Amazon

 

A lyric video for the first single “Ruthless” is available for viewing HERE.

 

The band recorded the album in Florida at Audio Hammer Studios and vocals in Los Angeles, CA at Dez’s home studio with Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, All That Remains) handling production duties.  DEVILDRIVER has worked with Lewis previously on “Beast” and “The Last Kind Words” and producer Mark Lewis’s prolific leadership of the new school of metal has yet again helped DEVILDRIVER deliver another Epic heavy Metal record.  This record melds what the band does best. In your face power as well as the California Groove sound the band pioneered.

 

DEVILDRIVER has always been a band on a three-pronged mission: Work hard, rock harder, and kick as many asses as possible in the process. The band tours forever and has since its beginnings. Their live performances and circle pits are as legendary as their music.

DevilDriver with Trivium, After the Burial and Sylosis:

9/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

9/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

9/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

9/16: Calgary, AB @ Macewan Ballroom

9/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

9/18: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon

9/19: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick

9/21: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

9/23: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

9/24: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix

9/25: Montreal, QC @ Corona

9/27: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

9/28: Boston, MA @ House of Blues

9/29: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

9/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts

10/2: Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore

10/3: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

10/4: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

10/5: Detroit, MI @ Harpos

10/7: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

10/8: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

10/10: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

10/11: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion

10/12: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

10/13: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/15: San Francisco, CA @ Regency

10/16: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

10/17: San Diego, CA @ SOMA

MONSTER MAGNET Announce New Album! Confirm First North American Tour in Over 10 Years! Debut New Song

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MONSTER MAGNET are back!  The band has confirmed an October 15th North American release date for their new album entitled Last Patrol via Napalm Records.  Today MONSTER MAGNET has unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for Last Patrol.  Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano produced Last Patrol, whileEvil Joe Barresit mixed the album with additional production duties handled by Matt Hyde.  The artwork was created by Johun Sumrow with consultation coming from Chris Ryall and designs by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creatures Inc.  The album will be available as a Limited Edition CD, standard CD, 2LP and digital format.

 

In support of Last Patrol, MONSTER MAGNET will be embarking on a full-blown North American Tour!  Although the band has toured Europe relentlessly over the past decade, this is MONSTER MAGNET‘s first full North American tour in over 10 years!  The band is eager to hit the road in the states for the first time in what seems like forever.  Prepare to hear MONSTER MAGNET classics and new cuts from Last Patrol for the first time live! Support will come from Prosthetic Records artist Zodiac.  The tour is scheduled to kick off November 14th in Grand Rapids, MI and will run through December 14th in New York, NY.

 

Frontman and MONSTER MAGNET mastermind Dave Wyndorf checked in with his thoughts about Last Patrol:

 

Last Patrol is a return to our roots in terms of vibe and recording style. It’s full-on psychedelic space-rock with a 60’s garage feel, recorded almost exclusively with vintage guitars, amps and effects in our hometown of Red Bank, NJ. The songs are a kind of Space-Noir, tales of cosmic revenge, peaking libidos, alienation and epic strangeness. It’s a weird trip through the back alleys of a dark, retro-future, which not by coincidence very much resembles my own life. (laughs) The lyrics aren’t fantasy really, rather a recounting of my musings on, observations of and general emotional reaction to my life and environment during a 1 week writing period in February of 2013. But I tend to use the vernacular and imagery of science fiction and surrealism to express myself and that’s where these lyrics get trippy. There’s also our cover version of Donovan’s “Three Kingfishers” which I thought fit the mood of the album.”

 

Last Patrol was produced by Phil Caivano and myself with an effort to bring a home grown feel to the whole affair. We had been doing smaller projects out of Phil’s “Studio 13″ recording space and I really felt comfortable there so it was the natural choice on where to record the next full-scale Monster Magnet album. Phil and I grew up together and have a shared love of some very particular vintage music and styles. And everybody in the band played their asses off on this one.”

 

Today the first song from Last Patrol is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of The Obelisk.  Check out the song entitled “The Duke (Of Supernature)” HERE.

 

Last Patrol Tracklisting:

1)    I Live Behind the Clouds

2)    Last Patrol

3)    Three King Fishers

4)    Paradise

5)    Hallelujah

6)    Mindless Ones

7)    The Duke (Of Supernature)

8)    End of Time

9)    Stay Tuned 

 

MONSTER MAGNET North American Tour:

11/14: Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

11/15: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews

11/16: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

11/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

11/19: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

11/22: Seattle, WA @ Neumos

11/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

11/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

11/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

11/29: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

11/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

12/2: Austin, TX @ Red 7

12/3: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds

12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees

12/6: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

12/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

12/8: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

12/10: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

12/12: Boston, MA @ Sinclair

12/13: West Chester, PA @ The Note

12/14: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

GWAR SET TO RESUME REIGN OF TERROR WITH 13TH STUDIO RELEASE, "BATTLE MAXIMUS"

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Antarctic rock gods GWAR are set to return to the realms of man and reclaim their vice-like grip on the throat of hard-rock humanity after spending the last year-and-a-half working on their follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Bloody Pit of Horror. The new recording, Battle Maximus is GWAR‘s first full-length studio effort since the loss of their longtime guitar player, Flattus Maximus, and is set to hit the streets on September 17th on Metal Blade Records. Check out the first track, “Madness at the Core of Time” and pre-order Battle Maximus HERE.

“This album is both a tribute to Flattus and a telling of the next chapter in the story of GWAR,” said warty front-thing Oderus Urungus. “The combo of the brand new album and show should satisfy even the most hardcore Flattus devotee with the fact that GWAR‘s slay-skills are as supreme as ever, and the band stands poised to embark on our most earth-shattering world tour yet. We have mourned, we have honored, and now it’s time to fucking DEVASTATE in the name of Flattus and the supreme entity that is GWAR.”

Oderus continued…”This is our first record in our brand-new Slave Pit Studios, which Flattus had a lead role in designing, but without him we had no one left to twiddle the buttons, much less play the blazing metal leads and provide the musical direction that rescued GWAR from the depths of clown-band obscurity. I mean, Balsac is no slouch, but Flattus’ departure left a huge hole in our band. We had no choice. We had to blow the Horn of Hate…”

The Horn of Hate is an ancient Slave Pit contraption that summons all the Scumdogs in the Universe in the unlikely event that one of them is killed in battle, disintegrated, or becomes a Mormon. As the cosmic tones echoed throughout the universe (which unfortunately sounds like a giant duck-fart), the Maximus tribe answered the call by traveling to Earth to wage the mighty “Battle Maximus”, a musical trial-by-combat for the right to follow in the footsteps of Flattus. When the dust had settled, but one Scumdog remained standing…the zit-encrusted and undeniably shred-tastic Pustulus Maximus.

“It is a highlight of my corpse-littered life to join my Scumdog brothers and continue the legendary legacy of the Maximus clan,” said new GWAR-tarist, Pustulus Maximus. “I am not so happy that Oderus vandalized my space-ship, effectively marooning me on Earth, but fuck it…it’s time to ROCK!”

GWAR‘s Battle Maximus features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR‘s latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet…the insidious “Mr. Perfect”, who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR–the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the “perfect” human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers.

“If anyone is gonna destroy the human race, it’s gonna be us…so get ready for the most epic struggle yet. Battle Maximus is destined to further solidify GWAR‘s place as the masters of Earth and Man, and no time-travelling demonic despot is going to change that, even if we have to kick his ass in every venue from the most puke-smeared club to the most illustrious festival stages worldwide,” said Oderus. “The new show is going to feature Mr. Perfect eating his own ass nightly, as well as GWAR torturing the most annoying figures in the world of entertainment, politics, and religion. Prepare yourselves for the most awesome chapter in GWAR‘s blood-soaked history yet. Hail Flattus!”

 

 

 

 

Tracklisting for Battle Maximus

1) Intro

2) Madness at the Core of Time

3) Bloodbath

4) Nothing Left Alive

5) They Swallowed the Sun

6) Torture

7) Raped at Birth

8) I, Bonesnapper

9) Mr. Perfect

10) Battle Maximus

11) Triumph of the Pig Children

12) Falling

13) Fly Now

 

With the release date set for September 17th, the Slaves of GWAR are in a period of frantic activity as they prepare not only for the new album/show, but the 4th annual GWAR-B-Q, presented by Ring-Dog Rescue and Slave Pit Inc., and backed up by the fine folks at Brown Distributing. The event is slated to take place Saturday August 17th in Richmond, VA at Hadad’s Lake Water Park.  With acts like GWAR, Municipal Waste, Corrosion of Conformity, Pig Destroyer, and the re-union of the legendary X-Cops, this years’ bill is possibly the greatest yet assembled in the blood-spattered history of GWAR’s ever-expanding festival.  Additional events include the “B4-B-Q” and the “GWA-fter Party” and you can get all the info and ticketing information at http://www.gwarbq.com.  Check out the GWAR-B-Q commercial HERE.

But thats not all, as Oderus travels to Tampa, FLA to host the “Brutal GWAR B Q and Brew” Aug. 3rd @ Crowbar in Tampa FL. Oderus and Cigar City will be unveiling the new GWAR Beer in a huge party which features everything from a GWAR cover band to Oderus throwing up on your girlfriend.

And if that’s not enough, the band has also confirmed numerous festival appearances and even some co-headline tour dates with Hatebreed in support of Battle Maximus.  Stay tuned for the imminent announcement of a huge fall headline tour, featuring an absolutely killer line-up of top-notch support acts.

 

GWAR Live:

8/8: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

8/9: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

8/10: Montreal, QUE @ Heavy MTL*

8/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest”*

8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake)*

 

Co-Headline Tour with Hatebreed

9/11: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom

9/12: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

9/13: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest*

9/14: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls

9/15: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)*

ALESTORM Announce North American Tour

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Scottish Pirate Metallers ALESTORM are returning to North American shores this fall for a headline tour.  They are taking Trollfest and Gypsyhawk along for the ride.  The tour kicks off November 11th in Santa Ana, CA and will run through December 5th in Atlanta, GA.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

ALESTORM formed in 2006 and after gaining a cult following in their local scene, they quickly inked a record deal with Austria’s Napalm Records. After a few line-up changes early on, the band eventually settled on their current swashbuckling crew comprising Christopher Bowes, Daniel Evans, Gareth Murdock, and Peter Alcorn.

 

Drawing on wide stylistic influences, such as Bal-Sagoth and Primordial to name but a few, ALESTORM released their debut album Captain Morgan’s Revenge in 2008 to great critical acclaim, followed swiftly by their sophomore album “Black Sails at Midnight” in 2009. After cementing their reputation as a kick-ass live band with countless shows around the world, ALESTORM released their third album “Back Through Time” in 2011.  The band will be releasing a DVD this fall as well.  More details are expected to be announced shortly.

 

TROLLFEST are touring in support of their latest release and fifth studio album Brumlebassen.  The album was released in Summer 2012 and features guest apperances Vreth of Finntroll and Mariangela from Tristania.

 

ALESTORM w/ TROLL FEST and Gypsyhawk:

11/11: Santa Ana, CA @ Yost Theater

11/12: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina

11/13: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

11/14: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

11/15: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

11/16: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

11/17: Vancouver, BC @ Funky Winkerbeans

11/18: Calgary, AB @ Republik

11/19: Regina, SK @ The Exchange

11/20: Winnipeg, MB @ Zoo Cabaret

11/22: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s

11/23: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

11/24: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

11/25: Columbus, OH @ Shrunken Head

11/26: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

11/27: London, ON @ Music Hall

11/28: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club

11/29: Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks

11/30: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda

12/1: Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle

12/2: New York, NY @ The Studio @ Webster Hall

12/3: Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live

12/4: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

12/5: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

ABYSMAL DAWN Enter Studio

Los Angeles Death Metallers ABSYMAL DAWN, have entered the studio to begin work on the follow up to their 2011 release Leveling the Plane of Existence.  Frontman Charles Elliot gave the lowdown on the recording process:

 

“The time has finally come to exorcise the demons once again. It’s been a while but we’ll be entering the studio very soon to begin recording the follow up to Leveling the Plane of Existence! To be honest, I wasn’t sure we could top that record at first. After a couple tracks into the demoing process though all my doubts were washed clean away. This is definitely a worthy successor if not something even greater, and I’m sure fans will agree. We aren’t always to most optimistic bunch but in this case I think we’ll make an exception.

There’s definitely some faster stuff here, as well as some super groovy and atmospheric material. It’s slightly different but as always with us, ‘the riff’ and song-craft are what we tried to bring to the forefront here. All these songs were meant to pummel audiences in a live setting, and I think we’ve achieved that. We look forward to playing these on tour for you guys whenever the album comes out!

We’ll start recording drums at Trench Studios (Exhumed, Intronaut) this weekend with John Haddad, then head over to Artisan Road Studios with Mike Bear to track everything else, before returning to Trench again to reamp everything.  Once that’s all done, we’ll send it off to the good people at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Bloodbath, Soilwork, The Forsaken) in Sweden to mix and master. Time to crush!”

Last week, ABYSMAL DAWN unveiled their brand new video for the track In Service of Time. The video can be viewed HERE.

 

The track is taken from their 2011 album, Leveling the Plane of Existence, and is an awesome slab of technical death metal with the video set against a backdrop of a bleak and oppressed cityscape.

 

Leveling the Plane of Existence – which was described by Blabbermouth as “an ass-kicking death metal beast.” is out now via Relapse Records, and can be purchased, along with other ABYSMAL DAWN merchandise, from the Relapse Records webstore.

 

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BRUTAL GWAR B-Q & BREW w/ ODERUS URUNGUS ANNOUNCED FOR AUGUST 3rd IN TAMPA, FL

Everyone’s favorite alien overlord and lead-throat thing of GWAR, Oderus Urungus, will take a brief break from his arctic slumber to get “fucked up with the fans” for the debut of the “GWAR-B-Q Beer”.  The beer was created from a recipe by Rob Chalmers especially for the upcoming GWAR-B-Q (August 17th in Richmond,VA).  But as a special treat for the fans Oderus himself will be travelling (via bat-shaped helicopter, of course…) to Ybor City, Florida to officially debut the brand-new, mind-altering product.

“This is another milestone on the road leading to the GWAR-B-Q, the new GWAR album, and the brand-new GWAR show we will be putting on tour this fall,” said the hardest-partying front-creature in rock. “I am looking forward to meeting with the fans, getting incredibly wasted, and then vomiting all over them. Then we will sell that!”

The event, which is presented by GWAR, Cigar City Brewing, Crowbar Live and DMD will feature free samples of the all new “GWAR B-Q Beer” as well as Brutal Burgers topped with GWAR-B-Q Sauce.

Check out the new GWAR Beer commercial HERE!

“Next product? GWAR meat!” said Oderus.

Admission to the event is five dollars at the door.  The first fifty fans wearing GWARgear or attire will be admitted free.  In addition to the guzzling and the gorging, the event will also feature live music from GWAR ATTACK, (GWAR cover band), American Fix, Black Tides Roll and Doom Wolf.  The event is 18 and up.  For more details the event page can be visited HERE.

As Oderus mentioned, this crazed event is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what is being called (by us) the “Slave-Pit Summer”.  The main event, of course, is the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q, presented by Ring-Dog Rescue and Slave Pit Inc., and backed up by the fine folks at Brown’s Distributing. This is slated to take place Saturday August 17th in Richmond, VA at Hadad’s Lake Water Park.  With acts like GWAR, Municipal Waste, Corrosion of Conformity, Pig Destroyer, and the re-union of the legendary X-Cops, this years’ bill is possibly the greatest yet assembled in the blood-spattered history of GWAR’s ever-expanding festival.  Additional events include the “B4-B-Q” and the “GWA-fter Party” and you can get all the info and ticketing information at http://www.gwarbq.com.

Finally, in other GWAR news, the band is getting ready to spill the beans on many details regarding their eagerly anticipated new record and show, which will be released in early fall.  This album is the first to feature new guitarist Pustulus Maximus, who travelled through space and time to lay claim to the crown left behind by departed Scumdog immortal, Flattus Maximus.  More details including artwork, tracklisting and the first song from the album will be unveiled in the coming weeks.  A huge fall headline tour is in the works as well; so get ready for the return of the most outrageous band in rock and roll history.

“There is much more I could say, but I have to get back to my drinking”, belched Oderus into the ass of a drunken carrier- pigeon.

 

GWAR Live:

8/8: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom

8/9: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

8/10: Montreal, QUE @ Heavy MTL*

8/11: Philadelphia, PA @ “This is Hardcore Fest”*

8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake)*

 

Co-Headline Tour with Hatebreed

9/11: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom

9/12: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

9/13: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest*

9/14: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls

9/15: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)*