Rise Above Records is delighted to announce the signing of Los Angeles based lampblack rock quartet, IDES OF GEMINI. Says label boss Lee Dorrian: "Having been a fan of theirs since the beginning and following them through all of their macabre twists and turns, it feels so great to have them joining the Rise Above family. It's going to be a supreme association!"
ABBATH, the new incarnation of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath Doom Occulta has announced a fall North American tour. The "I Worship Chaos Tour" kicks of on November 23 sees ABBATH touring alongside Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found here.
Ion Dissonance is set to return with its fifth album, Cast the First Stone, to be released November 18th on Good Fight Music.
This fall, Cattle Decapitation will head back out on the road for a headlining North American tour, before joining Brujeria for a trek across the USA in October. With Eternal Sleep and Pinata Protest joining them on select dates, these shows are not to be missed!
Hardcore outfit TRAP THEM are excited to unleash a punishing new track taken from their upcoming release "Crown Feral" due out via PROSTHETIC RECORDS worldwide on September 23. Lauded as "a perfect example of how venomous Trap Them can be", CVLT Nation are hosting the exclusive premiere of the video for "Luster Pendulums" here.
Orange County hardcore band Stick To Your Guns has announced today, they will be releasing a new EP titled Better Ash Than Dust on September 23rd via their new label Pure Noise Records.
Anaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose - to be the soundtrack for Armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes. Since 1999, they have gained a reputation for embodying precisely these things - and now, with their new album, The Whole of the Law, Anaal Nathrakh has reached the very height of their twisted powers.
As they prepare for the release of their most groundbreaking album to date (Rheia, out September 30th on Deathwish Inc.), progressive heavy music outfit Oathbreaker have premiered their haunting and powerful music video for album opener “10:56 / Second Son of R.” today on NPR’s Songs We Love. These songs and this record feature the most honest, fragile and self-reflective lyrics that Oathbreaker have written thus far in their 8+ year long career.
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Brooklyn-based experimental metal outfit TOMBS. Blending bleak, post-punk minimalism with the ferocious attack of sludge and traditional black metal, TOMBS has established themselves as an act that's as committed to consistency as it is to growth, developing smoothly (but never predictably) over the course of their career, and earning a multitude of accolades along the way, including Album Of The Year from Decibel Magazine for 2011's Path Of Totality.
The Wonder Years have announced a massive North American fall tour with Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, Moose Blood, and Seaway! The tour will kick off in Columbus, OH on October 15th and will hit 29 cities across North America! VIP packages are on sale now offering fans a chance to sit in on The Wonder Years sound check as the band plays songs pulled from their requests.
Pallbearer is thrilled to release a 3-song EP, titled Fear and Fury, available now via digital download with a limited vinyl version to follow on October 21st from Profound Lore Records.
Hot off the release of their critically acclaimed new album Snake Church, Cleveland metal/hardcore veterans RINGWORM have just announced a headlining US tour with Ontario metallic hardcore four-piece Exalt (additional guests TBA soon).
Fast Break! Records has confirmed the label's first release for long-running Syracuse-based metal outfit, FREYA, announcing the September unveiling of the band's Grim LP.