Metal Blade News: Cannibal Corpse, Charred Walls of the Damned, Job For a Cowboy, and More!

CANNIBAL CORPSE New Video Premiere Hosted By Bloody Disgusting
 In celebration of the their brand new full-length, Torture, released TODAY in North America through Metal Blade Records, death metal’s most revered act, CANNIBAL CORPSE, are pleased to unveil the official new video for “Encased In Concrete.” The video was directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Municipal Waste, Suffocation etc.) and is being hosted by prime horror portal, Bloody Disgusting.

Comments bassist Alex Webster: “It was great to work with the folks at MyGoodEye. We feel they’ve created a video that perfectly complements the violent intensity of the music and lyrics for ‘Encased In Concrete.’

To peep “Encased In Concrete,” head over to THIS LOCATION.


CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED debut “Zerospan” video on!
 Richard Christy of Charred Walls of the Damned has been hinting at a new video since November 2011, when the trailer was released. Zerospan was directed and edited by Mike Schiff (Charred Wall’s previous ‘Ghost Town’ video) and Sean McEwen (Albino Farm) with special effects/make up by Brian Spears and Pete Gerner from G and S Effects (Stakeland). The lead actor in the video is Bryan Haeffele.

Richard Christy elaborates on the video’s concept:
I’m so excited that fans will finally be able to see the “Zerospan” video after many months of hard work! For fans of horror like myself, this video is the perfect mix of technological horror and all out brutality. The “Zerospan” video is like a mini horror film and the story follows the lyrical subject matter perfectly and creates a haunting vision of a man absorbed by the world’s ever growing technology. What it comes down to, though, is that it’s pretty much just a kick ass heavy metal video! Big thanks to Mike, Sean, Brian, Pete, Bryan, Metal Blade, and everyone who helped make this video awesome!


JOB FOR A COWBOY Release First Of “The Leads Are Weak” Video Series
 JOB FOR A COWBOY today unleash the first of a series of instructional video posts featuring guitar wizard Tony Sannicandro. Dubbed “The Leads Are Weak,” the mini clips offer playing tips and an up-close look at Sannicandro’s astounding skills and technique. Clip #1 showcases the solo From “Signature Of Starving Power” off the band’s Gloom EP.

To view the clip, head to the official JOB FOR A COWBOY Landing Page.

The Arizona death metallers will begin a five-and-a-half week North American road journey as part of the Metal Alliance Tour next week. The live rituals will commence on March 15 in Austin, Texas at South By Southwest 2012. The band will be joined by The Faceless, Dying Fetus, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom, Wretched, and headliners, Devildriver.


SIX FEET UNDER to return to European stages in the summer of 2012! Festival dates and club shows confirmed! New album ‘Undead’ to be released in May!

 Mighty SIX FEET UNDER return with a blast and their brand new studio album Undead in May of 2012!

In conjunction with the album release SIX FEET UNDER will return to Europe in August to play some exclusive festival gigs as well as selected club shows.

Comments SIX FEET UNDER singer Chris Barnes: “SIX FEET UNDER IS NOT DEAD! WE ARE “UNDEAD”!!!!! With our return to the European festivals this Summer and the addition of new band members to the groups line up, SFU is poised to murder and KILL!! With the release of the new SFU album “UNDEAD” this spring we will prove that the UNDEAD shall rise from the crypts of GERMANY and EUROPE IN 2012!”

Support comes from SFU label mates DEW-SCENTED who will release their new, yet untitled album in the summer of 2012.


Trioscapes to release new album “Separate Realities” in May on Metal Blade Records!

 Trioscapes started in the summer of 2011 when bassist Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me) contacted Walter Fancourt (tenor saxophone/flute) and Matt Lynch (drums) about working up a rendition of the Mahavishnu Orchestra classic “Celestial Terrestrial Commuters”. The group also messed around with a few original ideas with the intent of playing a one-off live show.

However, after rehearsing the material and playing the show, the group decided the music was so demanding and fun to perform that there should be more of a future for the project. A few more songs were written near the end of the summer and a full length album was recorded the first week of October with Jamie King in Winston-Salem, NC. Trioscapes combines elements of 70s fusion with progressive rock, dark syncopated grooves, a flare for the psychedelic, and an unabashed love for both quirky Zappa-ish melodies and thunderous abrasive trade-off lines.


OSI: Fire Make Thunder Met With Critical Acclaim

 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 and so far the album has been heralded with exceptional reviews and critical acclaim:

“Stands miles apart from anything else out there – metal, prog, electronic or otherwise” Decibel Magazine

“The album is an assured winner… and heralds a welcome return to form for the band.” The New Review


LAY DOWN ROTTEN launch new video for ‘Hades Resurrected’ exclusively via website of Rock Hard Germany!

 German Death Metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN have teamed up with Rock Hard magazine, Germany, for the worldwide launch of the brand new video clip Hades Resurrected! Surf over HERE to check out the clip!

Comments singer Jost Kleinert: “We are back with a new video for the song “Hades Resurrected”. Witness the unholy ceremony as we celebrate Death Metal in praise of Hades. This is one of the killer tracks from our new album “Mask Of Malice”: we caught the sinister vibe of the song in a very dark and blaspheme video. Get ready for the new Lay Down Rotten with Kensington Seifert on guitars! Get ready for “Hades Resurrected!”

Hades Resurrected comes off the band’s latest album Mask Of Malice that is out now worldwide via Metal Blade Records.


GWAR Frontman Oderus Urungus to Appear on The Dan Patrick Show
 After a long absence from the public eye, intergalactic front-thing Oderus Urungus of the mighty GWAR will once again grace the cable-waves with his unlordly presence, as our wanna-be sports commentator appears on the Dan Patrick Show next week! That’s right, Oderus in all his fetid glory will enter the man-cave, meet the Danettes, and bask in the glow that is sure to emanate from the luminary figure that we all know Dan Patrick to be! Oderus will share the mike with the man who actually got to touch the Super Bowl trophy and Brooklyn Decker’s hand. The appearance is scheduled for Monday March 19th and the show airs from 9:00 AM EST from 12:00 PM EST.

“I’m not gonna lie. I am a big Dan fan, and a proud member of the Dan-nation. I find his smarmy charm most ingratiating. I also hope he can help me with my hair,” said the warty one, reached at his Antarctic abode. He continued –



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