Miss May I’s blistering new offering, "Rise Of The Lion", is set to hit stores in North America on April 29, 2014 via Rise Records (April 28 in the UK, April 25 in Australia). This is Miss May I’s fourth album and the first to be produced by the legendary Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon). The countless fan letters the band has received over the years are the inspiration for the tracks on "Rise Of The Lion", and each track is written from the perspective of those fans or responses to them
Today, the band slams out of the gate with a double dose of metal, offering up their brand new single ‘Gone’ along with its accompanying music video via the official "Rise Of The Lion" launch site, www.MMIRiseOfTheLion.com. Take a listen now and while visiting the site, check out the band’s three studio updates, as well as tour date information. Beginning today at the site, you can pre-order the album in digital, physical CD, and vinyl versions, as well as special pre-order packages including exclusive "Rise Of The Lion" shirts, necklaces, posters, and more!
Front man Levi Benton had this to say:
“We wanted to release a video that showed the true bare bones of our band, we really found ourselves on this new record and we felt we needed a video that had no bells and whistles and was just five guys jamming and thrashing. It also shows the creation of the album artwork, which is a real statement about Miss May I. The lion logo that is being tattooed represents our band as a whole.”
“Gone’ is about heartbreak and feeling like you are lost within that heartbreak. We know everyone has felt this, so as this record being letters back to our fans we wanted to address this. One too many times I have read a letter about someone feeling so broken they felt they felt like they couldn’t make it and that our music helped them find a way. This song is for them!”
The worldwide release of "Rise Of The Lion" will be supported by a brief headline tour of the United States this April and May, with support from For The Fallen Dreams. Miss May I’s “Up Close and Personal” Tour will stop in eight cities, including a closer in their home state of Ohio at Rock On The Range. Get this – each ticket price includes a copy of "Rise Of The Lion" hard copy CD!
MISS MAY I U.S. Tour Dates:
4/29 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
4/30 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
5/1 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom
5/2 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moos
5/3 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
5/4 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
5/6 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
5/18 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
In anticipation of the February 27th worldwide release of the feature film, “As The Palaces Burn”, Randy Blythe and Chris Adler will appear on VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” on February 22nd, airing at 11 p.m. This will be the first Lamb of God visit to “That Metal Show”. The host of the show, Eddie Trunk, conducts the 30 minute Q&A that will follow all showings of “As The Palaces Burn” in theaters and venues.
In addition, Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal (channel 40) will present a week-long special on the film, February 21st through 28th. The special will feature newly recorded interviews by Jose Mangin with Blythe, Adler, and film director Don Argott.
“As The Palaces Burn” is now set for showings in over 25 countries in addition to the U.S. For a complete updated list of theaters, venues, and show times go to www.asthepalacesburn.com
The musical assassins at Gear Gods have unleashed the latest track of technical tenacity and demonical debauchery from Sacramento Death Metal ogres, Alterbeast. Entitled "Mutilated Marvel", the track features on the band's forthcoming new full-length, "Immortal", set for release via Unique Leader Records next month.
Meticulously assembled in several locals throughout 2013, with guitars and bass recorded at Augmented Audio in Los Angeles by former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan "Bart" Williams, vocals arranged at Mayhemeness Studios in Sacramento by Bob Swanson (Rings Of Saturn et al) and drums tracked at Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al), who also mixed and mastered the release, Immortal vows to supply some of the most dynamic, instrumentally adept and plainly scathing material of the year.
Relays Gear Gods have this to say: "If you're looking for some shredding to the 10th level, Alterbeast may be your alter-best alter-bet... if you want some modern technical sorcery with an old-school vibe, here you go. And if you live near the tri-state area do me a favor and try to blast it loud enough to get some ice molecules moving."
Singe the paint off your walls with "Mutilated Marvel," now playing Here.
If you missed it, you can still break some pavement with opening track "Flesh Bound Text" HERE.
Formed in 2011 under the working title Gary Busey Amber Alert (GBAA), Alterbeast combines the teachings of The Black Dahlia Murder, Necrophagist and Spawn of Possession with the classic Death Metal mastery of band's like Dissection and Morbid Angel into an irate expulsion of audio wreckage. After a year of dedicated song-crafting, Alterbeast unleashed their first demo in 2012 and officially waged war on the populace with numerous shows opening for Deicide, Dying Fetus, Testament, Revocation, Exhumed, Severed Savior and many others. Their crushing live assaults combined with a DIY ethos quickly earned them a revered place within the local Death Metal community.
"Immortal" will rear its head upon the masses on March 18, 2014 via Unique Leader. Further info, including pre-order links, to be announced in the coming days.
After releasing their debut EP “Just(defied)” in 2013, Charlotte, NC metalcore 5-piece Bruised But Not Broken return with their debut LP, “Fragment” on March 4th via Standby Records. The cover art and track listing album (which was produced by Drew Fulk (Motionless In White)) can be seen below.
In a statement to fans, Bruised But Not Broken says: "It is with great pleasure, that after two years of hard work and determination, we present to you what we hope to be more than an album. We are more than excited to deliver this message of hope to each and every one of you. “Fragment” is now available for pre-order from Standby Records and we urge you to accept your own piece of this journey. We hope you enjoy, and we simply cannot wait for you to hear. This is just the beginning."
Get to know the band and more about the new album here and pre-order “Fragment” here.
Bruised But Not Broken is:
Hudson Hower (vocals, lyrics)
Matt Bentley (drums)
Josh Rhodes "J-Ro" (guitar)
Trevor Floyd (guitar)
Zac Johnson (bass)
Sunshine State psychedelic death metal ensemble, Orbweaver, are readying to kick off a twenty-date stretch of roadside assaults next week. The live abrasions will commence on Tuesday, February 18th with a special hometown kick off show before the band joins fellow Floridian sludge assassins, Shroud Eater for a westward run of audio debauchery.
Guitarist / vocalist Randy Piro (ex-Hate Eternal, Gigan) admits excitement is buzzing about the camp: "We are really excited to team up with our good friends and riff lords, Shroud Eater, for the slow invasion of the Orb-Eaters...a tour which will take us from our homes in Miami, to the West Coast and back. Brains will be twisted, senses warped, and a mysterious trail of green slime will be left in our wake. May the strangers be listening!"
2/18/2014 Churchill's - Miami, FL
w/ Shroud Eater:
2/19/2014 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL w/ Ad Nauseum, Ex Vietnam
2/20/2014 The Shark Tank - Tallahassee, FL w/ Atrocitus, Short Walk
2/21/2014 The Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
2/22/2014 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Lordy Dying, Gristnam
2/23/2014 Beerland - Austin, TX
2/25/2014 Kim's Sports Bar - Riverside, CA
2/26/2014 Eli's Mile High Club - Oakland, CA
2/27/2014 Frankie Teardrops - San Luis Obispo, CA w/ Hashmouth
2/28/2014 The Complex - LA, CA w/ Lightning Swords Of Death
3/01/2014 Yucca Tap Room - Phoneix, AZ
3/02/2014 The Trainyard - Las Cruces, NM
3/03/2014 Taqueria Pedritos - Dallas, TX
3/04/2014 Vino's Pizza And Pub - Little Rock, AR
3/05/2014 The End - Nashville, TN
3/06/2014 Chapel Hill Underground - Chapel Hill, NC
3/07/2014 The Maywood - Raleigh, NC
3/08/2014 529 - Atlanta, GA
3/09/2014 Burro Bar - Jacksonville, FL w/ Porter, Atma
3/10/2014 Fubar Downtown - St. Petersburg, FL w/ Landbridge, Ulcer, Cosm
Orbweaver will be touring in support of their "Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon" EP, released upon the masses last Summer. Crowned "twitchy, trippy tech death" by Invisible Oranges, the critically-lauded five-track "Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon" is a multi-textured sonic exploration through time and space. Recorded at Miami's Pinecrust Studios with Jonathan Nunez of Torche and mixed / mastered with Brian Elliot at Mana Recording Studios (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Exhumed), the band transcends leagues beyond traditional genre realms with their cosmic fusion of Psychedelia, noise, and a warped interpretation of Progressive Death Metal. Shifting between these erratic, trance-like elements, the foursome produce interplanetary pandemonium reminiscent of a Zappa-esque brand of controlled and wildly elegiac chaos.
"Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon" was initially released in a limited run of 100 cassette tapes via Primitive Violence Records HERE and on CD direct through the band. The record is also available digitally via their official BandCamp page where you can twist your cranium to "Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon" in full. Point your browser HERE.
"Death metal weirdos like Gorguts and Obscura hook up with the unstable bent of Dysrhythmia and Psyopus for a sensory taxing good time." - Decibel
"ORBWEAVER have definitely blended the right mix of atmosphere with the right mix of experimental technical death metal to make a listen that is superbly solid and second to none. Whatever you want to call this stuff, I definitely hope to hear more 'alien metal' in the future. 5/5" - New Noise Magazine
"What we're talking here is off-the-wall, structureless noise tech that borders on the type of irreverence built by instrumental group Behold The Arctopus, complete with insane space atmospherics. I found that very little of Strange Transmissions From The Neuralnomicon actually made sense, but that in and of itself is one of Orbweaver's many charms." - HeavyBlogIsHeavy
As announced last month, legendary Anthrax guitarist, author and television personality Scott Ian is taking his highly successful “Speaking Words” tour on the road in North America, beginning in Chicago, IL on February 20th. “Speaking Words” isn’t just a hilariously raucous story-telling experience, but an honest look at the insane life that Scott Ian has led for the last 31 years, the people he’s met, and the events that coincide. During each show, Scott Ian will take part in a special Q&A session with the audience. Fans also have the opportunity to take part in a unique VIP Pack experience. See below for tour dates and VIP Pack information.
Based on the resounding success of the UK leg of the tour, as mentioned above, not only was the decision made to continue the tour here, but also to create a DVD of Scott Ian’s Glasgow performance. The footage has been captured, but now comes the tough part—editing it all together and turning it into a high-quality product. Putting together a DVD like this requires funding, and Scott is asking his loyal fans around the world to help finance the project, by way of a Pledge Music campaign.
Visit the “Speaking Words in Glasgow” Pledge Music page and donate to make this DVD a reality, here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/scottian. Also, learn about the truly awesome pledge points ranging from $10-$25,000: like $1,000 for an LA-area vinyl shopping trip, $2,500 to catch a NY Yankees game with Scott, $5,000 for Scott to play on your band’s next record, $12,500 for Scott’s Custom “Zombie Killer” signed guitar, and beyond! The possibilities are endless!
Read a detailed, personal note from Scott Ian on how the tour and DVD came about, and how your personal pledge will help benefit the project, below:
“I’ve always loved musicians like Jello Biafra and Henry Rollins, who have the balls to do spoken word performances. It’s just them and the mike. There’s no band to make them look good or cover up their mistakes. They’re alone, naked. It’s seemed like a really cool thing to do, but I’m not especially political and while I’m interested in a lot of different subjects from good food to great comic books, I’m not enough of an expert in any one area to get onstage and talk about it like I know any more than anyone else.
Then over the past five years or so I’ve been lucky enough to become really good friends with some great comedians, like Brian Posehn and Patton Oswalt. We’d sit around and swap stories, and I realized they were as interested in the stories I have about my bands Anthrax and S.O.D., the people I’ve been lucky enough to cross paths with -- like Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead, Gene Simmons from KISS, the late Dimebag Darrell from Pantera and cutting my teeth alongside the guys in Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – as I was in their jokes.
The thought of doing spoken word still terrified me, but they helped convince me that I’ve had a bunch of really stupid, funny, tragic and triumphant experiences over the last 10 years or so and that if I could write them all down or at least put them into some sort of order, I’d have at least a couple hours’ worth of material that Anthrax fans, and anyone who likes nerdy (nerdy meaning cool) shit like Star Wars, Stephen King, drinking and sports might want to hear.
Still, being able to sit with my friends in a bar and tell entertaining stories was a long way from standing in front of a paying crowd telling stories that would hopefully entertain them. And, I had no idea how to go about actually booking a show. I just had this big idea that I could do speaking shows and eventually it’d happen.
And it did.
One day my agent came to me and said, “Hello, Scott, I talked to a concert promoter in London and they’re interested in having you come over there and perform. “You mean the band,” I said. “No, he responded, “They’re interested in seeing your solo show.” I paused a couple seconds. “I don’t do a solo acoustic show. I play rhythm guitar and I don’t sing.” He laughed. “No, you idiot. Your spoken word thing. It’s a show called Rock Stars Say The Funniest Things and they want to hear you talk. Anyone who’s ever watched any metal documentary knows you can do that.”
I said yes without even thinking about it. I had four months until the date and I figured that would give me all the time in the world to prepare a killer show. I had all these grand plans to write my show and then invite my aforementioned comedian friends over to my house where I would do the show for them and have them give me notes. I’d be crafting my show, honing into the sharpest, funniest material I had in my brain. Well, four months flew by and I did none of that. Nothing. Not a word written down, not one rehearsal, zero preparation. It had become a nightmare case of be-careful-what-you-ask-for.
The night before the show I was in my hotel room sweating like a maniac trying to figure out a way to get out of doing the show. I said to my wife Pearl, “I can’t do this, I’ve got nothing. Nobody is going to care about anything I have to say. Who did I think I was saying yes to this? I’m going to tell my agent I’ve got the flu and I can’t do it.” Pearl looked at me calmly and said, “No, you’re not going to do that. Your brain is filled with all these great stories that you have told over and over again to your friends in bars all over the world. You know these stories, they’re your life and all you have to do is get on stage and talk to your friends in the bar.” She always has a way of un-confusing me. It really was that simple. Just go talk to the people.
I was nervous as Hell the next day. Pearl’s advice was the right advice but I still had to get up and do it, just me with no guitar or band to hide behind. When the house lights went down and they announced me it took everything I had to put one foot in front of the other and walk onto the stage. I was so nervous I was shaking. I looked out at the crowd, all sitting and waiting to hear what I had to say and using my inside voice I said “fuck it, let’s do this” and I dove in head first.
Once I got over my jitters and latched into a groove I felt like I was performing at Madison Square Garden. The euphoria of being onstage telling stories about my life and getting an immediate reaction from the crowd was better than crystal meth… not that I’ve ever tried crystal meth, but I’ve watched enough episodes of “Breaking Bad” to know it gets you really fucking high. I was making contact, they were intently listening, empathizing and laughing, not at me, but with me. Some stories were better than others, but overall the pace, the flow, the interaction felt amazing. And while I know I’m a long way from guys like Rollins and Biafra, I felt like I had been doing this for years and I couldn’t wait to do it again. I immediately told my agent to book more shows.
A UK and Ireland tour was put together for me and I couldn’t have been more excited. I knew I had something to offer people and that my show would get better night after night, honing it through the experience of actually doing it. Anyway, I figured that while I was doing these shows I might as well bring along a good friend of mine named Mark Johnson to tour manage, drive, and I’d have someone to drink with in cities where I didn’t know anybody. So with a little preparation, a few props and a head full of shit to talk about, I flew overseas and I did my speaking words bit for a couple hundred people a night in small venues. And I called it my Speaking Words tour because that’s what I do. Calling it spoken word was way to fancy-pants. This ain’t no poetry recital.
Things were going well and after each show, I checked with Mark to see if I wasn’t just high on the fumes coming from the rusted, cracked English heating system. No, he said, I was actually entertaining. Mark is not an ass-kisser, he really could give less of a shit and would tell me if I sucked.
With that endorsement I realized I needed to document the tour by shooting a show. It had to be done.
The shows were getting better and better each night so I decided I would film towards the end of the run in Glasgow. Scotland has always been great for Anthrax and I just had a feeling that that show would be a special one and I would be at the top of my game for sure. We looked back at the footage of the show and it really felt like my stories were coming across great and the Q&A session at the end of the show was a hilarious fucking free-for-all with people asking anything they wanted which would then open the door to so many other stories. I got home and I decided to ask my editor from my Blood & Guts web series to edit it into a full stand-up show for a DVD. We had the footage, now we just needed to put it all together etc etc. Of course, doing a show and turning it into a high-quality DVD requires funding.
Anthrax fans have always been loyal and supportive and that has allowed me to act like a rock star for more than 30 years. So, I wanted to reach out first to my fans to help finance this one-of-a-kind DVD that reveals more about me, my sense of humor and my bizarre career than anything you’ve ever read or seen.”
As mentioned above, a special opportunity to join a VIP meet & greet at each date is available now via Scott Ian’s webstore. This unique and limited event will allow you to spend time with Scott like never before. It’s a veritable post show hangout with a metal legend— one that’s sure to enrich your knowledge of not only all-things Scott Ian, but Anthrax and metal history in general. The VIP meet & greet also includes a special VIP laminate, banner, and other goodies. Learn more and get your passes here:
SCOTT IAN “Speaking Words” North American Tour Dates:
2/20 - Chicago, IL @ Mayne Stage
2/21 - Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
2/22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
2/24 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
2/25 - Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo Club
2/26 - Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
2/27 - Ottowa, ON @ Ritual
2/28 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
3/01 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ramshead Live: Power Plant Live
3/02 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
3/04 - Boston, MA @ Hard Rock Cafe
3/05 - New York, NY @ BB Kings
3/06 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
3/07 - West Warwick, RI @ Manchester 65
3/08 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
Baltimore thrash metal savages Noisem are loading their axes of aggression into the van as we speak, preparing to take off on their most widespread and extreme tour to date as support for Skeletonwitch and The Black Dahlia Murder on stages across North America. Sharing the support slot with Fallujah, the Noisem crew will hit more than two dozen cities across the US and Canada with the massive tour from October 24th through November 19th, followed by a newly-confirmed run of headlining dates on their way back to the East Coast. Get there early and watch these young assassins lay down a wall of divebomb-strewn high-octane thrash intensity.
Following the Summer release of their killer debut LP, "Agony Defined", which has been butchering its way through top-end international media outlets including Guitar World, Decibel, Terrorizer, NPR and more since its release, NOISEM has just wrapped up sessions at Developing Nations, recording a new single for A389 and some compilation tracks that will surface early 2014.
For now check out the band's brand new website, RIGHT HERE, and continue to stream the "Agony Defined" LP HERE.
Noisem w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch, Fallujah:
10/24/2013 Peabody's Concert Club - Cleveland, OH
10/25/2013 Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
10/26/2013 Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
10/27/2013 The Met - Pawtucket, RI
10/28/2013 Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
10/29/2013 Le Cercle - Quebec City. QC
10/30/2013 La Tulipe - Montreal, QC
10/31/2013 Ritual - Ottawa, ON
11/01/2013 Rum Runners - London, ON
11/02/2013 Mod Club - Toronto, ON
11/04/2013 Crocks - Thunder Bay, ON
11/06/2013 West End Cultural Centre - Winnipeg, MB
11/07/2013 Louis' Pub - Saskatoon, SK
11/08/2013 Avenue Theatre - Edmonton, AB
11/09/2013 The Den - Calgary, AB
11/11/2013 The Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
11/12/2013 The Center - Spokane, WA
11/13/2013 WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
11/14/2013 Whiskey Dick's Saloon - South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/15/2013 Strummer's - Fresno, CA
11/16/2013 Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
11/17/2013 The Rock - Tucson, AZ
11/18/2013 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
11/19/2013 Club Patron - Odessa, TX
NOISEM Headlining Dates:
11/20/2013 The Tofu House - San Antonio, TX
11/21/2013 Sons Of Hermann Hall - Dallas, TX w/ Cleric
11/22/2013 Vinos - Little Rock, AR
11/23/2013 The Owl Farm - Nashville, TN
11/24/2013 Haymarket Whiskey Bar - Louisville, KY
11/25/2013 Carabar - Columbus, OH
Industrial metallers hERETICS iN tHE lAB unveil new lyric video for 'Some People' via VampireFreaks.com
hERETICS iN tHE lAB are currently set to release their new album, "Suture", via Sacrifice Records on November 12, 2013. Today, VampireFreaks.com is unleashing the band’s brand new lyric video for the track ‘Some People’. Check it out now at this location.
Main instrumentalist and producer h3 explains the meaning behind the track, stating, “‘Some People’ is a song about pacified people who want be told what to think and want to believe what they're told. It's a warning to make sure those same people know to stay away from me."
h3 is the primary backbone of hERETICS iN tHE lAB on "Suture". Although the band performs live with additional members M1 (keys), tB (drums), kV (guitars), h3 creates all that is hERETICS iN tHE lAB, not unlike many of industrial’s greatest musical minds.
Drawing comparisons to Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Bile and Marilyn Manson, hERETICS iN tHE lAB has established themselves in the underground goth / industrial scene as a force to be reckoned with while still managing to appeal to more mainstream fans of heavy metal and rock. Known for the shear emotional intensity of their live shows as well as their erratic unpredictable song structures hERETICS iN tHE lAB consistently challenges unprepared audiences and leaves them awe-inspired.
Born from social loathing, an evolved conscious, and experimentation in sonic terrorism, Virginia-natives hERETICS iN tHE lAB take elements of industrial music, fine art, post-apocalyptic rock and roll, and avant-garde sound-scapes to form an incredibly intense hard-line industrial music experience drenched in ego and libido.
The band has a static video out now for their first single ‘Skin’, available for viewing here.
The band will perform at a few local tour dates in the come months. See below for all dates, including the CD release party for "Suture".
Upcoming hERETICS iN tHE lAB tour dates:
10/25 Washington, DC @ Phase 1 Dupont – Bound Festival
10/31 Virginia Beach, VA @ The Jewish Mother Hilltop w/ Deist Requiem & Pillbuster
11/12 Norfolk, VA @ The Wave ***CD Release Party***
BAND FACT: Lumbar is the bottom half of the spine, just above the pelvis and also relates to the abdominal region
"The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome", the debut LP from Lumbar -- founded by Aaron Edge (Lamthethorn, Roareth, Rote Hexe, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth), who is joined by Mike Scheidt (YOB, VHÖL) and Tad Doyle (Tad, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth) -- is just over a month from release. The brainchild of Aaron Edge, Lumbar came together earlier this year when he was unexpectedly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. What would be his final musical endeavor before waves of rapidly-spreading pain engulfed him and extended hospital stays became more than frequent, is now his most imperative.
On Lumbar's debut album, "The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome", Edge is joined by Mike Scheidt and Tad Doyle, who helped bring this intense and important project to fruition. The musical result is as diverse and destructive as one may expect from such a lineup, with the varied influence from this trio of musicians coalescing into seven organic and tonally oppressive movements. Ethereal ghostly passages and spacious expanses of minimalistic disharmony cone to an end in sonic obliteration through mesmerizing and pulverizing, as an array of distinct vocal mantras echo from the heart of it all.
Endure the crushing swell of "Day Six" at The Obelisk RIGHT HERE.
Preorders for the digital download and 12" LP are up at Southern Lord now, HERE.
Southern Lord will release "The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome" on LP and digital formats on November 26th, followed by a CD version direct from the band and a cassette version via Holy Mountain Music, with all of the band's proceeds going to aid Edge's medical expenses and treatments. In the meantime, Lumbar launched a new webstore this week, hosting exclusive new shirts and merch items, with 18" x 24" posters and more to be added soon; check it out HERE.
Boston Death Metallers Soul Remnants and Metal411.com have locked horns for the exclusive premiere of "No Afterlife," taken from the band's upcoming album, "Black and Blood". A mere sampling of the intensity that is "Black and Blood", "No Afterlife" is now playing at this location.
"Black and Blood" will be available via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions on October 31.
The Bean-Town Death Metal Vets absolutely nail it in striking that elusive balance between memorable songwriting and unrepentant viciousness. "Black and Blood" is nothing short of a masterful display of compositional dynamics inspired in equal measure by U.S Death Metal and Norwegian Black Metal. If it's a frighteningly intense aural experience that you seek, then look no further. "Black and Blood" is the sound of a band firing on all cylinders.
"Note to all the veteran death metal acts struggling to find the energy of their classic releases: this is how it's done." - Metal Crypt
"Composing varied tracks without stepping into hectic and dead hearted fret board gymnastics. Fans of technical Death Metal as well as open minded people shouldn't hesitate to give this band a try." - Brutalism