SATAN has returned to North America! The NWOBHM legends are back in action with the stateside release of the highly-anticipated Life Sentence.
Out now on Listenable Records and available wherever quality metal is sold, Life Sentence is also streaming in full, courtesy of the folks at Terrorizer Magazine, at this location. Â
Life Sentence, SATAN’s first full-length since 1987′s Suspended Sentence, will mark the 30th anniversary of the band’s highly-acclaimed 1983 debut Court In The Act. The album feature the sameÂ line-up that appeared on that now-classic piece of metal history.
The cover art for the album (pictured below) was drawn by famed artist Eliran Kantor (SODOM, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED – www.elirankantor.com) and depicts a similar graphic concept as Court In The Act. Mixed by Dario Mollo at Damage Inc. Studio in Italy and tracked late last year at First Avenue in Newcastle, Life Sentence is a very strong uptempo heavy metal album that will undoubtedly become a metal classic.
“The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback”
- Metal Hammer
“With the original lineup all in place, Satan’s high-flying, expertly-phrased melody lines and riffing have returned as if reappearing, modified DeLorean-style, from the past.”
- Worm Gear Zine
Â SATAN are a heavy metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the NWOBHM movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s. SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany’s Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011′s Keep It True festival. The band performed at several European festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of their debut release.
“The Headless Ritual” out July 2 on Peaceville Records
Â CALIFORNIA – July 2 will mark the return of Autopsy, the U.S. master of brutality, with the band’s sixth studio opus of horror and all-out madness, The Headless Ritual, on Peaceville Records. The new masterpiece from the death metal legend is now available for pre-order via the Peaceville web-store on CD and vinyl, plus bundles including an exclusive Autopsy shirt design, at: https://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/collection/225/. All pre-orders also include a special free Autopsy patch featuring the album cover artwork (while supplies last).
Featuring the returning quartet of Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, Danny Coralles, and Joe Trevisano, The Headless Ritual is a relentless monster of violent and brutal death metal mastery delivered in the unmistakable Autopsy style of chaotic riffing, insane solos and doom-filled interludes, all served with the band’s unhinged brand of vocal sickness.
The album was recorded and mixed April 2013 at Fantasy Studios, San Francisco, Calif. with Adam Munoz, and features cover artwork by renowned artist Joe Petagno (MotĂ¶rhead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin).
Said drummer/vocalist Chris Reifert, “Expect nothing less than the monstrous brutality that Autopsy has beenÂ known to offer. Laurels will not be rested upon, trends will not be followed and mercy will not be shown. Mark your calendars forÂ June and pick out a coffin to lie down and die in. Darkness and death await…”
01. SLAUGHTER AT BEAST HOUSE
02. MANGLED FAR BELOW
03. SHE IS A FUNERAL
04. COFFIN CRAWLERS
05. WHEN HAMMER MEETS BONE
06. THORNS AND ASHES
07. ARCH CADAVER
08. FLESH TURNS TO DUST
09. RUNNING FROM THE GOATHEAD
10. THE HEADLESS RITUAL
Â Among the early breed of U.S. death metal pioneers, Autopsy formed in 1987 in the San Francisco Bay Area and released four albums on Peaceville Records. Beginning with the classic debut Severed Survival in 1989, the group disbanded in 1995 with members going on to form Abscess. Autopsy triumphantly and officially returned from the grave after a 15 year hiatus with the 2010 EP, ‘The Tomb Within,’ followed by the release of the band’s widely acclaimed fifth studio album, Macabre Eternal in 2011.
Stay tuned for more information on Autopsy and The Headless Ritual.
Proceeds to Benefit âMetal of Honorâ& âUnite The United Foundationâ
Â The 6th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, featuring headlinersRob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and Amon Amarth, is proud to announce the 2013 VIP Charity Ticket Auction that will put fans onstage with one their favorite bands. Proceeds will benefit Metal of Honor and Unite The United Foundation.
Beginning Thursday, May 16, 2013 and running for ten-days, fans can bid on eBay for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive two (2) VIP passes to THE ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL. In addition, the top bidder and their guest will watch their favorite band perform from the best seats in the house: ONSTAGE! They will also receive: Level 1 premium reserved seats OR General Admission âPitâ tickets, a backstage guided tour to see the “inner workings” of a large scale concert festival (who knows who youâll meet?), a one-of-a-kind ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL custom artworkdrum head autographed by all membersofone (1) of their favorite bands on the tour, a Metal of Honor commemorative laminate pass and front-of-the-line access to all band signings.
The all-day outdoor ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, drawing as many as 11,000 to 17,000+ fans per event, will make stops in 26 North American cities, coast-to-coast, beginning on June 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, California and concluding August 4, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Each festival date features 16 of the biggest names in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, performing on four stages, as well as other attractions, including a concourse midway filled with vendors and activities, and the not-to-be-missed Metal Mulisha Motorcycle Freestyle Jump Show (www.metalmulisha.com), performing on select dates.
Projected to be one of the most successful, audacious and not-to-be-missed concert events of 2013, The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will feature multi-platinum headliners Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and Amon Amarth on the Mainstage. The JĂ€germeister Stage will feature headlinerMachine Headsupported by Job for a Cowboy, Butcher Babies, Battlecross and Huntress. The Musicians Institute Stage will feature headliner Children of Bodom, supported by Behemoth, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Motionless in White and Thrown into Exile.Â The Sumerian Records stage will feature headliner City in the Sea, with more bands to be announced. Daily lineups vary by date, so be sure to check the DATES page for show lineups: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com/dates
Fans who have purchased Charity VIP Tickets in the past state, âBest. Concert. Experience. Ever. Thank you for a dream come true event!,â âEven better than last year. Thanks a ton for a killer day!,â and “Awesome Experience! Would do this again!â
The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL eBay ticket auctions began on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. PST, CST and EST, when 26 pairs of tickets with accompanying VIP credentials for all 26 MAYHEM dates will be posted to eBay as TEN-Day Auctions. Fans interested in bidding on these very special MAYHEM Festival VIP tickets and credentials can access the eBay ticket auctions from the Metal of Honor Charity Auction Button on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL website home page: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or by searching for âMAYHEM Charityâ on www.eBay.com
Â About The Charities: Metal of Honor is a charity program started in 2011 that raises financial support and awareness for military non-profits while showing gratitude to our military men and women during the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour.
The Unite The United Foundation is a public 501 (c) (3) non-profit, fundraising organization founded by the producers of the Vans Warped Tour, and ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL. Itâs mission is to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and action sports worlds to work toward positive change, by supporting local charities and participating in community volunteerism events across the United States. Unite The United Foundation is committed to raising funds to be donated directly to grass roots organizations that are making a difference in every national community.Â (http://www.unitetheunited.com)
The aptly named I KILLED EVERYONE will release its debut full-length (following two EPs) Necrospire on Pavement Entertainment July 9th.
Formed in 2008, the Chicago band delivers a ferocious slab of Deathcore with Necrospire. Unlike most bands of their genre, I KILLED EVERYONE is influenced by classic death metal bands from the 90′s such as SUFFOCATION, CANNIBAL CORPSE, and MORBID ANGEL. The band incorporates many of these influences to form a unique sound of modern deathcore with undeniable classic death metal overtones. With brutal, yet understandable, vocals and blast beats galore, I KILLED EVERYONE knows how to pummel an audience. The group has taken the scene by storm and continues to build their brand of extreme music both live and through aggressive social media. Be prepared: They WILL kill everyone!
Â The track originally surfaced last week via MetalUnderground.com, and comes from the band’s debut full-length, The Killer Angels, out June 11 on Despotz Records.
Â According to the band, “First to Fight” is about an elite force that, according to some, even surpasses the U.S. Navy SEALs when it comes to tough recruitment requirements. “GROM,” Grupa Reagowania Operacyjno-ManewrowegoÂ (Operational Maneuver Response Group), is a 350-man strong elite force that was formed on June 13, 1990 to protect Polish citizens from global threats.
The album was recorded by Jonas Kjellgren at Studio Myhrer (which is actually the bed and living room of keyboard player, Myhr), Black Lounge Studio and Peter TĂ€gtgren’s, The Abyss, in PĂ€rlby, Sweden.
Artwork comes courtesy of Polish artist, Lukasz Jaszak.
Following the release of The Killer Angels, Civil War will embark on a streak of festival shows in the band’s native Sweden.
Stay tuned for more information on Civil War and The Killer Angels.
Danish death metal mercenaries PANZERCHRIST are releasing their seventh album, aptly entitledÂ The 7th Offensive on July 15th on Listenable following their previous and highly- acclaimed 2011 release, Regiment Ragnarok.
PANZERCHRIST used three different studio to complete their new assault.Â Guitars and bass were recorded in the Igloo by HR Swan, drumsÂ were recorded at AMP studio by Jens FĂ¶rster and Markus Ziemer and vocals and the final mix were done in Death Island Studio with engineer Marco Angioni.
Although very extreme musically on a constant basis, PANZERCHRIST have never quite done the same album twice.Â The 7th Offensive shows a slightly more melodic and evil approach to the guitars; enhancing the grey, sinister feel of a battlefield. The band’s intended bleak sound was without a doubt achieved. The album also sees PANZERCHRIST return to the ultra-guttural and pure death metal styled vocals.
Make no mistake, PANZERCHRIST ‘s new album retain the violence and ĂŒber-brutality the band has been known for. Â As the band says, “THE WAR IS OVER,Â LETS START A NEW ONE , DEATH FOREVER PANZER!”
Stream album track “Dogger Dead” at this location.The 7th Offensive track listing:
1 Panzer The 7th Offensive
2Â Foreign Fields
3Â In The Name Of_Massacration
4 Stronghold Of Hill 666
5Â Dogger Dead
6 Mass Attack Of The Lychantrope Legion
7Â Kill For Revenge
8Â Drone Killing
9 Napalm Alarm
10 Pig Parade
Panzer GeneralÂ Michael Enevoldsen on bass and synth
Grande Prairie, AB power-thrash five-pieceÂ Edge of AttackÂ are proud to announce they will be trekking across Alberta for the month of June along with a tour date in Winnipeg, MB for their Northern Destruction Tour in promotion of their debut self titled album released onÂ Spread The Metal RecordsÂ earlier this year.
“Introducing the Northern Destruction Tour!! We can’t wait to embark on our Canadian tour and bring great shows to our Canadian fans. But this is only the beginning. This September we will journey to Toronto and partake in the Spread the Metal Festival as a kick-off to part two of the Northern Destruction! See you on the road!!” comments vocalist Roxanne Gordey.
Northern Destruction Tour Dates:
Friday, May 31, Edmonton, AB – Rendezvous Pub,Â 8:00pm, 18+, $10
Saturday,Â June 1, Lethbridge, AB – Moose Hall,Â 6:00pm, All Ages
Sunday, June 2, Calgary, AB – New Black Centre,Â 6:00pm, All Ages, $10 adv/$15 door
Tuesday, June 4, Winnipeg, MB – Royal Albert Arms,Â 7:30pm, 18+, $8
Wednesday,Â June 5Â TBA
Thursday, June 6, TBA
Friday, June 7, Devon, AB – P3,Â 8:00pm, All Ages, $10
Saturday, June 8, Drayton Valley, AB – Scout Guide Hall,Â 7:30pm, All Ages, $10
Saturday,Â June 22, Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Freds,Â 9:00pm, 18+, $10
Other show dates:
September 7-8, 2013 – Toronto, ON – Spread The Metal Festival
Edge of AttackÂ released their second music videoÂ ‘In Hell’Â in support of the album,Â which can be viewed below.
Produced by EAO guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple, the debutÂ features ten tracks ofÂ haunting vocals, shredding guitars, complex bass lines, furious drumming plus choral and symphonic arrangements along with guest artists by solo artist Ivan Gianinni, Ryan Boivard (Hallows Die) and Pellek (Damnation Angels).
Edge of Attack – Track Listing
1. In Hell 4:36
2. The Haunting 5:08
3. Demon (Of The Northern Seas) feat. Ivan Giannini 5:04
4. Take Me Alive 4:24
5. In The Night 4:27
6. Edge Of Attack 5:07
7. Rise Above 5:55
8. Forever 3:46 [Free Download]
9. The Damned feat. Ryan Bovaird 6:01
10. Set The World Aflame feat. PelleK 8:29
For more info on Edge of Attack please follow the band at these links:
No good could possibly come out of the frigid Northern lands of Alberta, you say? Well, sorry to tell you, thereâs an exception to every rule. Enter smoldering power-thrash five-piece Edge of Attack.
Combining haunting vocals, shredding guitars, complex bass lines, furious drumming and choral and symphonic arrangements with surprising depth, Edge of Attack has not only taken the metal scene by storm, but also by surprise. Having been featured in Revolver magazine, youâd think the band has surely been around for years, but truth be told, they’ve accomplished all this while releasing no more than two singles.
Representing the changes that have taken place and the reinvention of Edge of Attackâs sound, the self-titled album, which was produced by guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple himself and is soon to be released with Spread the Metal Records, is, simply put, a reawakening and rebirthing of power metal with thrash creeping its way into the picture.
HUNTRESS is back with the follow up to their buzzworthy debut album Spell Eater, which was released in 2012. Â The album entitled Starbound Beast will be released on June 28th in Europe and on July 2nd in North America via Napalm Records. Â The band recorded the album at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front).Â The artwork for Starbound Beast was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).
Today HUNTRESS has unveiled the first song from Starbound Beast.Â The track entitled “I Want to Fuck You to Death” was co-written for singer Jill Janus by legendary Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.
Frontwoman Jill Janus spoke about the collaboration:
“I met Lemmy through my former band Chelsea Girls. We’d play hard rock and metal covers featuring guest celebrities. Lemmy was already friends with the girls, so he played “Ace of Spades” with us and it blew my mind. We stayed in touch and would meet up at The Rainbow for drinks. So I asked him a few months back over Jack & Cokes if he’d write lyrics for a Huntress song and he said ‘Sure’. A few weeks later, I met him at the studio during Motorhead recording sessions. Lemmy handed me two two pieces of notebook paper with the lyrics for ‘I Want to Fuck You to Death’. I am beyond honored. To me, this is a love song. It is the most romantic song I’ve ever heard.”
Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister also spoke of the collaboration:
“The first time I heard Jill’s voice with Chelsea Girls, it was phenomenal. I wrote these lyrics from her point of view, the Huntress. ‘I Want to Fuck You to Death’ was inspired by her, written for her. I’ve always had a soft spot for her. And a hard spot too…”
The song is available as an exclusive stream on the HUNTRESS Facebook Page.Â When visiting the facebook page, clicking the “like” button will enable the audio.
In support of Starbound Beast the band will be touring across North America this summer as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Â Â The band will be featured on the Jagermeister Stage alongside Machine Head, Battlecross & Others. Â The tour kicks off June 29th in San Bernardino, CA and runs through August 4th in Dallas, TX. Â A complete list of dates can be found below. Â The band took part in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Press Conference and performed live, check out footage HERE.
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, Behemoth, 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, Behemoth)
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)
Riff-heavy Los Angeles Stoner/Doom/Thrash Metal band BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH have announced the ‘Desolization Tour 2013,’ which kicks off July 12th in Austin, TX and wraps up in Denver on July 24.
Â Stay tuned for forthcoming details on venues and support bands. Continuing to tour in support of 2012′s colossal outing Defender, Redeemist, BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH will leave yet another trail of scorched earth in its wake and offer further proof of why Terrorizer Magazine proclaimed “It’s these people who should be headlining arenas.”
Â Make sure to pick up the limited edition (250 copies) Defender, Redeemist double LP Deluxe Vinyl once the smoke clears or order it at beholdthemonolith.bandcamp.com.
Â BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH Desolization Tour 2013:
Â 7/12 – Austin, TX @ TBA
7/13 – Lafayette, LA @ TBA
7/14 – Orlando, FL @ Orlandoom @ TBA
7/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/16 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Underground
7/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
7/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
7/19 – Akron, OH @ Annabell’s
7/20 – Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge
7/21 – St. Louis, MO @ TBA
7/22 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
7/23 – Wichita, KS @ TBA
7/24 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Â ”It’s like Behold! The Monolith, an unassuming power trio of laid-back Californians, have listened to the latest albums by Mastodon or Baroness and figured out what it is that made them suck” – TERRORIZER
“Lurching, bowel shaking, an thoroughly unnerving.” – DECIBEL
“Defender, Redeemist is an impressive monolith to behold.” – OUTBURN
“B!TM rudely grasp Mastodon by the throat, snip their tiny prog balls off, and proceed to shit vociferously into the wounds.” – METAL SUCKS
“A relentlessly amazing album from start to finish.” (10/10) – METALASSAULT.COM
Germany: 32(highest chart entry in the band`s career)
German Media Markt / Saturn Charts: 19
US Billboard Top New Artist: 25
US Billboard Heatseekers: 25
“Epitome Of Torture” was released in Germany on April 26th, in Europe on April 29th and in the US/Canada on May 07th aslimited digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks +poster), double gatefold LP, standard version and download.
SODOM released their first video “Stigmatized” from their new studio album “Epitome Of Torture”.
Â SODOM live 2013
18.05. MEX-Guadalajara – Hell&Heaven Metalfest
19.05. MEX-Mexico City – Circo Volador
24.05. FI-Hyvinkaeae – Steelfest Open Air
30.05. D-Geiselwind – Beastival Festival
15.06. D-Ahnsbeck – Break The Ground Festival
22.06. PL-Jaworzno – Metalfest
29.06. D-Roitzschjora – With Full Force Festival
06.07. IND-Bangalore – Bangalore Open Air Festival
11.07. D-Neukirchen/Vluyn – Dong Open Air
26.07. D-Wohrtal/Langendorf – Ragnarock Open Air
27.07. D-Chemnitz/Mittelbach – Rock im Betonwerk
06.09. D-Nauen – Rock For Roots Festival
14.09. I-Milano – Rock Hard Festival Italy
15.-16.11. D-WeissenhĂ€user Strand – Metal Hammer Paradise