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)*

WILSON Debut Album Full Blast Fuckery Available

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Today finally sees the long release of the highly anticpated debut release from Detroit, Michigan’s WILSON.  The world has been clamoring for it and now is the time for #FUCKERY!  Full Blast Fuckery can be ordered HERE.  Even the press loves these crazy fuckers:

“Your children will emerge from the womb looking like tattooed Wookies.”

-Decibel Magazine

 

An album that doesn’t take itself so seriously is as refreshing as a vodka-spiked limeade on a 95-degree day. (Seriously, lemonade sucks in comparison.)” 

-Metal Sucks

 

Full Blast Fuckery is the album you put on when everyone’s at the party and you’ve opened the first twenty-something beers with every intention of destroying the place down to the last thing worth destroying.”

-Metal Injection

 

“A debut album many bands strive for, but are rarely able to accomplish.”

-Rock Revolt Magazne

 

“Full Blast Fuckery is the soundtrack to the best party you could only dream of.

…bands like Wilson don’t need to believe the hype. Their music, their live show, their attitude will be a hit with genuine music fans of honest bands who don’t need to fake their Facebook “likes” or YouTube views.”

-Pure Grain Audio

 

When reached for comment on the album release, frontman Chad Nicefield was still passed out drunk from the CD release shows this weekend.

 

WILSON is a band that has toured relentlessly since 2010, through big cities and little podunks.  A band that records its albums the ol’ fashioned way: with instruments.  And analog gear.  Fifth and sixth and twentieth takes.  A band that brings that last Friday night on Earth mentality equally to huge crowds and audiences of two solitary dudes.

WILSON is not an “internet band”.  They’re five dudes in a van with beards and big dicks- working harder than your parents.  But instead of giving their all as stockbrokers or auto-mechanics or assistant branch managers their job is to destroy your party.  When that WILSON van cruises into your town that shit is REAL. Real MUSIC. Real LIFE. Real LOUD. Real SWEATY. And real fucking FUN.

Like P. Diddy once said “Can’t stop.  Won’t stop.” And they’ll never quit on you.  And that’s real talk. That’s #FUCKERY. And that’s WILSON.

Full Blast Fuckery Tracklisting:

1)    My Life My Grave

2)    Better Off (Strictly Doods)

3)    Passing on the Left

4)    College Gangbang

5)    Snake Eyes

6)    I Can Beat Your Dad

7)    Viking Pussies Fuck Off

8)    If You Ever Leave Me I Will Find You

9)    Susan Jane

10)Live in Corpus Christi

DEVILDRIVER Premieres Lyric Video for "Ruthless" at RevolverMag.com

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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

 

A lyric video for the first single “Ruthless” was recently completed.  Today the video is receiving its exclusive premiere at RevolverMag.com, the online home of Revolver Magazine.  So prepare to be “Fucking Ruthless” and check out the lyric video HERE.

 

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 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.

The band will be hitting the road worldwide in support of Winter Kills.  Touring as always will be a focal point for the band. The US can expect to see them this fall and winter with Europe and the rest of the globe coming in 2014 and beyond. 

Winter Kills Tracklisting:

Deluxe Digibook Edition

1. Oath of the Abyss

2. Ruthless

3. Desperate Times

4. Winter Kills

5. The Appetite

6. Gutted

7. Curses and Epitaphs

8. Caring’s Overkill

9. Haunting Refrain

10. Tripping Over Tombstones

11. Sail

12. Shudder (Bonus Track)

13. Back Down to the Grave (Bonus Track)

HUNTRESS Announce North American Tour Dates With Danzig!

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HUNTRESS have confirmed they will be touring late summer with Danzig as he celebrates his 25th Anniversary with Doyle.  These tour dates kick off immediately following the band’s run with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal, Canada.  The tour starts August 13th in Bethlehem, PA, and runs through August 31st in Tempe, AZ.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

HUNTRESS vocalist Jill Janus commented on the upcoming tour with Danzig:

 

HUNTRESS is honored and thrilled to be the opening act for Danzig’s summer 25th anniversary tour with Doyle! I speak for all my bandmates when I say Danzig and the Misfits were immensely influential during our angsty teenage years. I’m taking a time machine back to high-five and freak out with my thirteen year old self! This rules!”

 

HUNTRESS has generated a massive amount of buzz since the release of their debut album Spell Eater in 2012. The follow up to last year’s kill, Starbound Beast, has been released and is available now via Napalm Records. The album is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and in Best Buy stores in the US.

 

The band recently filmed their music video for “Zenith” from their new album Starbound Beast.  An exclusive trailer has been posted and can be viewed HEREThe spectacular video was directed by Phil Mucci, whose video for HIGH ON FIRE‘s “Fertile Green” was named best video of 2012 by Revolver. Look for the video to receive its exclusive premiere via Bloody Disgusting soon.

 

HUNTRESS are taking part in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  In addition to performing every day, vocalist Jill Janus will host the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition.  Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom  Jägermeister guitar from Schecter, and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a  custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics.

 

Starbound Beast was recorded at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front).  The artwork  for  Starbound Beast  was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

 

HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.


HUNTRESS Lineup:
Vocals: Jill Janus
Guitars: Blake Meahl
Guitars: Anthony Crocamo
Bass: Ian Alden
Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

 

HUNTRESS on tour with Danzig and Scar the Martyr:

8/13: Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center

8/14: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

8/16: Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

8/17: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live

8/18: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater

8/20: Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air

8/21: Garden City, ID @ Revolution Center

8/22: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

8/24: Calgary, AB @ Flames Central

8/25: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

8/27: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

8/28: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo

8/30: Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheater

8/31: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

 

HUNTRESS on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:
7/10: Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12: Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
7/13: Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
7/14: Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/16: Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
7/17: Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront
7/19: Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20: Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/21: Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre
7/23: Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24: Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
7/26: Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
7/27: Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
7/28: Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30: Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/31: Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State
8/2: Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre
8/3: The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4: Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

 

Additional Huntress Dates:

7/9: Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross)

7/22: Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (w/Battlecross)

7/29: Louisville, KY – Expo Five (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth)

8/5: Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room (w/Butcher Babies, Batltlecross)

8/7: Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (w/Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)

8/8: Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/9: Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/10: Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar

8/11: Montreal, QC – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau (w/ Heavy MTL)

HUNTRESS Starbound Beast iTunes Pre-Order Available Now

 

HUNTRESS has generated a massive amount of buzz since the release of their debut album Spell Eater in 2012. The follow up to last year’s kill is Starbound Beast, to be released on July 2nd during the band’s run with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/starbound-beast/id654438843.  Pre-ordering the album entitles you to an instant grat track download of “I Want to Fuck You to Death” (which was co-written by Lemmy of Motorhead) from the new album. 

 

HUNTRESS has started a crowdfunding indiegogo (Virtual Yard Sale) campaign to raise funds towards their participation in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem festival.  Check out their indiegogo page HERE, featuring enticing packages and unique collector items. Some of the perks offered are signed CD DigiPaks and Vinyl of their upcoming album Starbound Beast, and packages that feature tickets to Mayhem Festival plus hang outs with the band. Water balloon fights, parking lot BBQs and Astrological readings with Jill Janus are also offered up for sacrifice. Some of the most exclusive perks include the sword prop and red cloak from the “Eight of Swords” video, A chance to have Huntress record any song ever for a contributor, and Blake’s 1979 Custom GMC Vandura. More items and unique opportunities will be added as well.  

 

In more HUNTRESS related Mayhem news, vocalist Jill Janus will host the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition.  Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom Jägermeister guitar from Schecter and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics.

 

Starbound Beast will be released on June 28th in Europe and on July 2nd in North America via Napalm Records.  The band recorded the album at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front).  The artwork for Starbound Beast was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).

 

HUNTRESS was spawned from the preternatural union of Jill Janus with underground metal bands Professor and Dark Black. They thrive on thundering drums, heavy riffs, spectral solos and catchy choruses that come from the band’s musical concoction of occult science and bong rips. HUNTRESS remains true to the roots of melodic heavy metal with a penchant for thrash, death and black metal.


HUNTRESS Lineup:
Vocals: Jill Janus
Guitars: Blake Meahl
Guitars: Anthony Crocamo
Bass: Ian Alden
Drums: Carl Wierzbicky

 

HUNTRESS on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:

6/29 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2 Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
7/5 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
7/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
7/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront
7/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre
7/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
7/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
7/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/31 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State
8/2 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre
8/3 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

 

Additional Huntress Dates:

7/1 South Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dick’s Saloon (w/Battlecross)

7/9 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross)

7/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (w/Battlecross)

7/29 Louisville, KY – Expo Five (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth)

8/5 Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon Room (w/Butcher Babies, Batltlecross)

8/7 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub (w/Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Battlecross)

8/8 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/9 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder (w/Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)

8/10 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar

8/11 Montreal, QC – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau (w/ Heavy MTL)