EYEHATEGOD Return To Century Media Records

EyeHateGod, “the quintessential Southern sludge band” (Pitchfork) that Rolling Stone dubbed one of “America’s great live bands,” have returned to Century Media Records, with an eye towards a Spring 2021 release for the band’s first album in seven years: A History of Nomadic Behavior the date is To Be Announced.

A joint statement from the band on the band and label reunion: EyeHateGod are pleased to announce we’ve signed a licensing deal with Century Media Records USA and Europe…! We welcome the new changes along with the new year coming, and want this union to benefit everyone involved, especially our rabid and disturbed fans across the globe!”

“We’re happy to announce solidifying our worldwide relationship with EyeHateGod,” added Director of Century Media Records, Phillipp Schulte. “While Century Media has worked with the guys in the past, we’re excited to begin a new chapter with a record that easily ranks amongst this hard-working, heavy-touring band’s best. We are very much looking forward to releasing EyeHateGod‘s A Historic of Nomadic Behavior.”

EyeHateGod are survivors on every level,” says Century Media Records Vice President of A&R, Mike Gitter. “Since 1988 they’ve been part of the framework of extreme music and A History of Nomadic Behavior will be no exception. Theirs is a tough and turbulent road that would have stopped most bands dead in their tracks. Not these NOLA legends. Century Media has been part of their career from the early days and we’re excited to be working together again. EyeHateGod is here to stay.”

The cover art for A History of Nomadic Behavior has been revealed as the band and label prepare to share additional details about the album in coming weeks.

A History of Nomadic Behavior album cover

New Orleans’ EyeHateGod is the snarling, bilious sound of dead-end America. Since 1988, they’ve been a soundtrack for the troubled masses. Ugly music for ugly times. That’s the sense of disenchantment and disease that lies at the heart of their latest and sixth full-length album, A History of Nomadic Behavior. Anyone familiar with EHG’s story knows this is survivor’s music, a sound unto itself where Sabbathian riffs are meted out with a caustic anger that goes beyond punk. That’s been the blueprint since guitarist Jimmy Bower (also of NOLA supergroup, Down) founded the band in 1988 with vocalist Michael IX Williams joining not long after. With a discography including sludge-punk mainstays like In the Name of Suffering (1990), Take as Needed for Pain (1993) Dopesick (1996), Confederacy of Ruined Lives (2000) or 2014’s eponymously-titled LP, released in the US through Housecore Records, EHG laid the cracked foundation for their infamous and influential sound.

BUTCHER BABIES Release New Single “Bottom Of A Bottle”

Metal mainstays, recording artists Butcher Babies released their first new single in three years called “Bottom Of A Bottle” with celebratory new wine to accompany the release called Butcher Babies branded ‘blood red’ wine. Both commemorate their 10-year anniversary as a tour de force band. 


The new song premiered on Loudwire and in lauding the song said, “‘Bottom of a Bottle’ showcases a more melodic side of the Butcher Babies, and is sure to attract both rock and metal fans alike.”


“Bottom Of A Bottle” marks a musical evolution for this seasoned band. The new sound is a bit of a departure from the band’s extreme metal history,  taking their signature sound and building on it to create something entirely new for listeners.


Distorted guitars and driving drums still back the powerful vocal duo of Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, but the band has moved to a catchier and more melodic sound. 


In talking about the new song, Carla tells Loudwire, “Haven’t we all been at the bottom of the bottle at some point? Name a better way to commiserate about it than by writing an anthem that turns the heartache into a celebration. We are pumped to finally release some new tunes that showcase a different side of who we are, yet remain uniquely Butcher Babies.”


Heidi continues, “This song is a product of the environment it was created in. At that moment, I was the guy at the end of the bar telling stories from yester-year. I’ve been there a time or two so the lyrics just flowed. This song holds a special place in my heart because of that exact moment. We’ve been sitting on this song for a long time so I can not wait for our fanbase to take the trip with us!”


In addition to the new song, Butcher Babies are celebrating 10 years as a band by releasing their own signature wine called “Butcher Burgundy”. Heidi says, “We are stoked and feel like pairing an AZ wine with a song we wrote in AZ fits perfectly with a song called “Bottom of a Bottle”.  Now we can all enjoy a Bottle together!” The new wine will be available for purchase on the Butcher Babies website.


The new single marks the first release from Butcher Babies forthcoming EP, which is set for release in mid-2021. 


FEUDALE Release “It’s Alright”

FEUDALE is back with their new hit single, “It’s Alright!”
“It’s Alright” is the follow up single to their latest track “Teenager” and this new single is sure to pump up fans far and wide! With its electrifying riff, fierce drums and sing out loud chorus it will have you shouting at the top of your lungs “HEY-NA-HEY-NA”! You’ll be rocking out and jumping around to its ferocious, melodic beats all while cleaning the house (‘cause we’re all still doing that, right?!). FEUDALE is part of TLG Entertainment and distributes via INgrooves.
“Hello fans! First, we’d like to give a big thank you! In these trying times “It’s Alright” is a rock & roll anthem of the era! Through all of the ups and down, we wanted to send a message to the world that whatever life is throwing your way – in the end – IT’S ALRIGHT! Stay safe & well! We hope everyone enjoys our new song!” says FEUDALE.
FEUDALE, based in Matawan, NJ (formally known as Feudale Brothers Band), is a hard-rocking, blues inspired band, with a twist of alternative flair. What started as a part-time hobby for the band of brothers, eventually evolved into a full-time passion for writing, recording and playing varied styles of great music.

FEUERSCHWANZ Releases Official Music Video for “Hier kommt Alex”

German medieval rock masters FEUERSCHWANZ have released the official music video for the song “Hier kommt Alex” (english: Here Comes Alex). The song – originally written and performed by Die Toten Hosen – comes off their covers album Die Sieben Todsünden, the bonus to their brand new album Das Elfte Gebot which was released on June 26 and landed at #3 on the official German album charts, where it remained for 8 consecutive weeks.


Commented the band: “”In einer Welt in der man nur noch lebt, damit man täglich roboten geht…” (In a world in which you only live, so you can function every day…) This line seems depressingly real in these strange times – even though, back in 1988, Die Toten Hosen were inspired by Anthony Burgess’ novel “A Clockwork Orange” as well as the movie of the same name by Stanley Kubrick, to write this huge German rock classic! We love the song as well as the movie and its eerie message and thus put it into a medieval sound. Let’s ascend to Burg Abenberg again, harken Mieze Myus’ gentle harp before we shout: Hier kommt Alex!”


Das Elfte Gebot also includes the bonus cover album Die Sieben Todsünden (except for the CD Jewel Case Version) containing seven cover versions of songs not only by internationally acclaimed artists like Seed and Ed Sheeran but also Rammstein, Powerwolf and Sabaton.


To celebrate the release, the band performed an exclusive online open air at Burg Abenberg the same day. The recording can be viewed here.

Das Elfte Gebot is the successor to 2018’s Methämmer, which went straight to #6 of the German album charts.

Das Elfte Gebot Track List
01. Meister der Minne
02. Metfest
03. Das Elfte Gebot
04. Kampfzwerg
05. Im Bauch des Wals
06. Mission Eskalation
07. Schildmaid
08. Malleus Maleficarum
09. Lords Of Powermet
10. Totentanz
11. Unter dem Drachenbanner

Die Sieben Todsünden (Bonus Cover Album) Track List
01. Ding (Seed)
02. Hier kommt Alex (Die Toten Hosen)
03. Amen & Attack (Powerwolf)
04. I See Fire (Ed Sheeran)
05. Gott mit uns (Sabaton)
06. Limit (Deichkind)
07. Engel (Rammstein)

David Hasselhoff Goes Heavy Metal with Two-Man Metal Band CUESTACK

TV icon David Hasselhoff has recorded a metal song, “Through the Night,” with the two-man metal project CUESTACK, and a Kickstarter campaign to finance the final steps of editing a video and “making-of” documentary on the project is now underway.


The collaboration between Hasselhoff and CUESTACK started in 2018 with many demos and meetings to make what seemed like an impossible idea slowly turn into a reality. As life-long “Hoff‘” fans, CUESTACK had the ultimate goal to create a metal project with the most-watched man on TV showing the world his heavy side. Hasselhoff recorded the track with CUESTACK in 2019 in Vienna where they also shot an epic music video together.


The band’s final mission: Finishing the editing process of the cinematic video that will accompany the song. With a limited budget and schedule, CUESTACK shot the entire video with Hasselhoff in just one day, using smaller versions of the sets than originally planned. To turn their retro Sci-Fi/Cyberpunk vision into reality, a massive post-production effort is needed now to extend these basic sets into living worlds.


All Kickstarter contributions go directly into financing those final steps. Aside from providing digital downloads, Hasselhoff fans can pre-order special “Through the Night” box sets, which include a Digipak CD, eight-page booklet with liner notes, printed high-quality autograph card, poster, “Through the Night” baseball cap and custom leather bracelet.



When the worlds of eccentric lighting/VFX designer Martin Kames and shred guitar content creator Bernth Brodträger collide, explosive music and art manifest in the form of CUESTACK. An unmistakable blend of metal and electronic music with well established sonic trademarks is the result, paired with an industrial, dystopian corporate identity that is ever-present in the band’s cinematic music videos and artworks.


BURNING WITCHES Launch Pre-Order For “The Circle Of Five” Vinyl EP

The Swiss all-woman heavy metal band BURNING WITCHES has launched the pre-order for their The Circle Of Five vinyl EP. Accompanied by their mighty new WITCH Larissa, the ladies recorded their new masterpiece a few weeks ago, which will be released on December 4th, 2020 via Nuclear BlastVocalist Laura greets their fans here.

This new masterpiece is available in two limited formats: A limited mint vinyl EP and a limited sparkle vinyl EP.

Pre-order your copy of the The Circle Of Five vinyl EP in the format of your choice here

The BURNING WITCHES comment: “Due to a high demand of the fans, we are luckily able to release these special songs.  The musical products of the current circumstances, are now available together on one vinyl EP. We love the fact that our devotees and the label still supports those unique vinyl releases! In these digitalized times, it is more important than ever!”

The Circle of Five Track List
Side A
1. The Circle Of Five
2. We Eat Your Children (live)
Side B
1. Dance With The Devil (live)
2. Black Magic (live)


Check out the video for The Circle Of Five here.

BURNING WITCHES‘ manager and DESTRUCTION front man Schmier comments: “Indeed the circle is now complete with Larissa. It was amazing to see how the girls have progressed throughout these last months! The new song Circle of Five’ is a strong statement for the next album and the future of this bright shining HM diamond that the girls are! All hail to the WITCHES!”

Save the single on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer here.

DEAD ORIGINAL Releases Official Music Video for New Single “Restrained”

Chicago based grunge infused, heavy rock trio DEAD ORIGINAL has released the official music video for their new single, “Restrained,” the third track off of their upcoming, debut LP, Bought and Sold. Front-man and lead guitarist Paul Wandtke (ex TriviumRock of Ages), bassist Mike Petrasek (BEDLEM), and drummer Sean McCole are releasing their debut album on Nov 13th via InGrooves under the direction of Dennis Sanders. The album features 13 original tracks self produced by the band.

“We wrote and tracked ‘Restrained’ as well as the whole album, Bought and Sold, at my home music studio at The Music Garage in Chicago, IL. I engineered it and wrote most of it before finding Mike Petrasek and Sean McCole. We think fans of grunge will appreciate this effort” says Paul Wandtke.

Get FREE WORLDWIDE shipping on Dead Original’s debut album Bought and Sold feat over 13 tracks autographed/signed by the band via deadoriginal.com for fans of grunge and rock, digital album out Nov 13th but physical copies are avail NOW so grab one!

Bought and Sold Track List:
1. Move
2. Hard to See
3. Bored Again
4. Restrained
5. Bought and Sold
6. Blasted
7. Let it Burn
8. My Friends
9. Beached
10. Fade to Light
11. Searching
12. Die Alone
13. Circles [intro]
14. Circles

Catch DEAD ORIGINAL Live:
11/07 @ The Piazza supporting SLN – Aurora, IL
01/08 @ The Cotillion supporting SLN – Wichita, KS
01/09 @ Diamond Ballroom supporting SLN – Oklahoma City, OK
01/15 @ TBD supporting SLN – Green Bay, WI
02/26 @ TBD supporting SLN – Spokane, WA
02/27 @ TBD supporting SLN – Boise, ID

Dead Original is a grunge infused trio started by Paul Wandtke whom got his start in the music industry as a work for hire drummer (ex Trivium and the hit musical Rock of Ages). Feeling inspired to pick up a guitar, he now fronts Dead Original with Sean McCole on drums and Mike Petrasek on bass.

Dead Original is a blend of grunge, groove power, simple riffs, melodic hooks and some progressive elements via some tastefully placed odd meters.

THE WHITE SWAN Debuts “Tell It To The Sky” Video

Atmospheric sludge rock unit, THE WHITE SWAN, are pleased to unveil the video accompaniment to their cover of Tracy Bonham‘s “Tell It To The Sky.” Now playing at Metal Injection, the track is featured on the band’s Nocturnal Transmission EP released last month.
 
Spearheaded by Kittie‘s Mercedes Lander, alongside Kira Longeuay and Shane Jeffers (Bloodmoon Collective), Nocturnal Transmission delivers over twenty minutes of sprawling, melodic sound waves Revolver Magazine crowns, “a gauzy, atmospheric brand of sludgy doomgaze.” Elsewhere, Toilet Ov Hell hails, “a brand of passion doom that is truly captivating,” New Noise Magazine lauds, “a heroic swell of atmospheric sludge and gothic cascades that will chill you to the bone and leave a patch of frost lingering between your toes,” while Rock And Roll Fables champions Lander for “channeling her inner [Melissa] Auf der Maur,” and likening the EP duration to, “a spiritual experience.”
 
Comments Metal Injection, “A perfect mix of heartfelt shoegazing doom and angsty sludge makes THE WHITE SWAN a unique comfort for any listening experience.”
 
View “Tell It To The Sky” at THIS LOCATION.
 
Stream THE WHITE SWAN‘s Nocturnal Transmission EP at THIS LOCATION.
 
Nocturnal Transmission is available digitally through the band and on limited edition vinyl via War Crime Recordings. For orders go HERE 
 
In December 2019, THE WHITE SWAN recorded three songs and a cover of what can only be described as love songs. Lander has penned lyrics that chronicle the joy, desire, longing, and eventual feeling of completeness that comes with a romantic relationship. From the night drives through the snow in the early days, right through to the handcrafted guitar built as a wedding gift from her now husband, the intricacies of true love permeate every moment of Nocturnal Transmission.
 
Reprising a long-time creative relationship with producer Siegfried Meier, Lander felt both at home and re-energized by the familiarity and collaborative nature of their work. Recording took just two days, retaining many of the hallmarks of THE WHITE SWAN‘s earlier output, but adding a slightly polished sheen to proceedings. With vocal layering and touches of psychedelic synths adding textural elements to the songs, the result is an enveloping experience of fuzzed out guitars and molasses-like melody. Describing Nocturnal Transmission as a “turning point” for the band, the album art by collage artist Caitlyn Grabenstein reflects the feeling of standing on the precipice, staring into the unknown. Acknowledging that there will always be a constant sound to THE WHITE SWAN, Lander states that their main intention is to “grow and grow.” With an ever-developing sound and a solid combination of creative musicians in their ranks, Nocturnal Transmission is the latest in what is sure to be an ever expanding back catalog of triumphs.

DAMN YOUR EYES Reveals Crushing New Lineup and Single “Heavy Is The Head”

New York-based metal band DAMN YOUR EYES has returned with a vengeance, sporting a new lineup and an even heavier approach on their brand new single, “Heavy Is The Head.”



“‘Heavy Is The Head’ is a song that deals with people that think they are top dog,” explains guitarist Artie Alexander“The narcissistic idea that they can do whatever or say whatever they want about people without receiving any backlash. Be careful what you say about people, especially people that haven’t done anyone wrong but know about all the horrible things you have said and done.”


Pre-save the “Heavy Is The Head” single now at this location.


Formed in 2015 by Artie Alexander and former drummer James BaldassanoDAMN YOUR EYES immediately hit the ground running. As respected musicians in their local scene with extensive recording experience, the band quickly recorded an EP, released it to local acclaim, and rapidly returned to the studio to record their upcoming international full-length debut, Kill The Outside in 2019. But as the band was building a following, it seemed to its members that there were some missing pieces to the DAMN YOUR EYES puzzle.


“We needed players that could boost the energy and technical growth of DAMN YOUR EYES,” Alexander says. “We were kicking around the idea of adding another guitarist for some time, but this band is a family unit and you just can’t bring in a player who is good, but it has to be right on every level.”


Enter former Cro-Mags guitarist Gabriel “Gabby” Abularach, who played on the Alpha Omega and In The Beginning releases. “I always thought Gabby’s style was better suited for metal than hardcore,” says Alexander“He’s so well versed and a pure monster as a player. I always told the guys that if we added another guitarist, I would want it to be Gabby.” Alexander’s wish came true when the two met for dinner one night and he discovered that Abularach was planning to leave his band. “On the spot, I asked if he would be interested in playing with DAMN YOUR EYES. He really liked our music, so he joined us right there in a Mexican restaurant! What a difference and a pleasure his presence in DAMN YOUR EYES is.”


After searching for a new drummer to complete this powerhouse, Darren Markoff, 24-year veteran of Long Island metal band Korotory stepped in to complete the puzzle. Darren is exactly what this band needed on so many levels,” Alexander says. “His style is in lockstep with what we are trying to do and is an outstanding individual. We needed someone with the technical ability that also had the groove that is the backbone of this band.”


DAMN YOUR EYES entered the studio with this bone-crushing new lineup in July to record several new tracks, which will be released individual over the coming months. Consider “Heavy Is The Head” as a warning of things to come from DAMN YOUR EYES!


The God of Partying ANDREW W.K. Signs with Napalm Records

The team at Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of international hard rock superstar and God of Partying ANDREW W.K. to an exclusive worldwide recording contract with the premier rock and metal label.
 
Napalm Records stated: “We at Napalm Records are thrilled to propel ANDREW W.K. to new heights, having been longtime fans of the work since the beginning. To say partnering (and partying) with the team at ANDREW W.K. has been exciting and enlightening is an understatement. We’ve got our seat belts on and secured tightly, and we’re ready to party party party our way into the future of ANDREW W.K.!”
 
Kristine Williams shared these words on behalf of the entire ANDREW W.K. company: “Everyone at ANDREW W.K. and The Louise Harland Corporation is very pleased to have this opportunity to work with Napalm Records. We look forward to partying harder than ever before!”
 
And Frank Vierti, long time creative director for ANDREW W.K., added the following: “I’ve worked on ANDREW W.K. since the late 90’s, and it’s been a wild ride since day one. Still, after all the twists and turns, I have an uncanny feeling that the most twisted turns are about to take place, and I’m confident the good people at Napalm Records will hold on tight while we navigate the next loop in this never-ending rollercoaster ride. It’s rare to find a group of music industry veterans that not only grasp the core of what we’ve been doing for the past two decades, but also have a shared vision that will take us forward and over the edges. They’ve seen through the big picture, they’ve accepted what’s going on in the background, and they’ve agreed on what’s to come. Most importantly, they’re not afraid to push this next chapter and reconnect the dots from 1999, 2001, 2005, 2009, and the tears spanning 2011 and 2018. O praise the Party Gods!” 
 
ANDREW W.K. got its start in southeastern Michigan, before moving to New York City and officially launching in 1999. Now, entering the new decade having already conquered the worlds of music, television, radio, and motivational speaking (even receiving the American Association of Suicidology’s “Person” of the Year Award in 2018), the inimitable God of Partying is more determined than ever to reach euphoric levels of positive perfection. Having released five larger-than-life albums, including the revered chart-topping full-length debut, I Get Wet (2001), ANDREW W.K.  is hard at work (for two years and counting) on crafting a brand new album of brand new music, guaranteed to pressurize the power of partying into diamond levels of hardness.