Metal Blade Records News: Cannibal Corpse, OSI, Job For A Cowboy, Rose Funeral

CANNIBAL CORPSE: Third New Track Premiere Hosted By Decibel Magazine
Death metal progenitors Cannibal Corpse unearth their third single today, “Encased In Concrete,” via Decibel Magazine. “Encased In Concrete” is the fourth track off the band’s crushing new studio offering, Torture.

To check it out, point your ear holes HERE.

Produced by Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan, Torture is an undeniable creation of pile-driving brilliance and another testament to the band’s lifelong dedication to the death metal genre. In a 9/10 review of the record, Decibel Magazine proclaimed: “As always, the band’s musicianship is downright inspiring. And their songwriting has never been better.” Hellbound offered up the same rating stating bluntly: “This album fucking destroys and I wouldn’t have expected or accepted anything less….” Blistering crowned the record “an absolute monster from start to finish,” while Metal Underground proclaimed Torture, “… the best album since Vile.” Zero Tolerance calling it a work of: “pure death metal mastery from one of the best bands the genre has ever produced,” and Pure Grain Audio hailed: “Torture is a straight-to-the-point death metal fest that proves that the 24 year-old Cannibal Corpse still has a lot in store and an exciting future ahead of them. Let the musical evisceration happily continue…”

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JOB FOR A COWBOY Arizona Death Metal Legion To Kick Off Metal Alliance Tour Next Week At SXSW!
Arizona death metal legion Job For A Cowboy will kick off a five-and-a-half week stretch of North American dates on this year’s Metal Alliance Tour next week. The live rituals will commence on March 15 in Austin, Texas as part of South By Southwest 2012 and consume 35 more cities through April 21. The band will be joined by headliners Devildriver,The Faceless, Dying Fetus, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom and Wretched.

In addition, the furious quintet will play double duty on March 15 as they headline Metal Blade Records’ 30th Anniversary [unofficial] SXSW day party. Presented by Musicians InstituteAnnex (formerly Emo’s Annex) and co-sponsored by ‘stache media, the show will begin at 11:30am and devour ears until 6:00pm at the MI Annex. For more info, head over to This Location.

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OSI: New Song Streaming on Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog”
Fire Make Thunder marks the fourth undertaking for the collaborative duo known as OSI. Formed in 2002 by Jim Matheos (Fates Warning, Arch/Matheos) and Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, former Dream Theater keyboardist), OSI is a long distance partnership, both musicians typically writing and recording alone and sending song ideas back and forth for further elaboration. Written and recorded throughout most of 2011, this latest release once again reflects the eclectic influences of both Matheos and Moore.

Fire Make Thunder is slated for a March 27th release via Metal Blade Records. Today Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog” is hosting an exclusive premiere of a track from Fire Make Thunder. Get a first listen to the first track on the album “Cold Call” HERE.

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Cannibal Corpse Grace The Cover Of Decibel Magazine’s Zombie Issue!
Death Metal Monarchs Cannibal Corpse grace the cover of the April 2012 edition of Decibel Magazine: The Zombie Issue! Their third time on the cover of one of metal’s most extreme and revered publications finds bloodied growl-merchant George “Corpsgrinder” Fisher at war with the undead. Inside, author Chris Dick unearths a thoroughly absorbing ‘CORPSE dissertation that includes collective discussions about the creation of their monolithic new album, Torture, the band’s earliest encounters with censorship, artistic expression, facts and figures on one of the genre’s highest selling bands to date and, of course, the relevance of zombies in 2012. The issue hits newsstands on Thursday, March 8. To order your copy, go to This Location.

Earlier this week, Decibel hosted the official premiere of “Encased In Concrete,” the fourth track off Torture. In case you missed it, you can still rupture your eardrums HERE.

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ROSE FUNERAL announces Spring tour dates with Pathology and The World We Knew!
Rose Funeral Will Be Emerging From Winter This Spring With A Month’s Worth Of Tour Dates. The Band Will Be Joining Pathology And The World We Knew Throughout April And May In Venues Nationwide. The Spring Slasher Tour Kicks Off April 6th In Richmond, VA With All Three Bands And Ends On April 21st In Chicago. From April 22nd – April 29th, Both Rose Funeral and The World We Knew embark on The Spring Fling portion of the tour. May 2nd-May 8th, fans can check out Rose Funeral on a short string of headlining dates across Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kentucky.

Rose Funeral is touring in support of their latest release, The Gates of Punishment, which was released on September 27th, 2011. The band completed a video for Beyond The Entombed in late 2011 and can be seen at

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MI Annex presents: Metal Blade Records 30th Anniversary [unofficial] SXSW Day Party
Job for a Cowboy, Cancer Bats, Battlecross, Pilgrim, Gypsyhawk, and Early Graves set to devastate Austin Thursday March 15

Metal Blade Records Has Teamed Up With Musicians Institute Annex (Formerly Emo’s Annex) And Co-Sponsors ‘Stache Media to bring you one of the heaviest day parties devastating the streets of Austin this March, featuring Job for a Cowboy, Cancer Bats, Battlecross, Pilgrim, Gypsyhawk, Early Graves, and MI band Truceline. The bands will be hitting the infamous 6th Street location for 6 hours of metal and hard rock, celebrating the label’s 30th Anniversary, with doors opening at 11:30am. The party will be free of charge and open to the public.

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