'Utopia Banished', the fourth album from Grindcore daddy's Napalm Death, has been remastered and is out now on digipak CD and limited edition coloured vinyl LP.
_ 'Utopia Banished' has been remastered specially for this release and includes four bonus tracks recorded during the same period. The limited edition vinyl is available in the following quantities and colours:
100 - Slime (SOLD OUT)
200 - Bleached Purple
300 - Red
800 - Black
You can purchase 'Utopia Banished' now in Europe here or in North America here.
The album is also available on iTunes, including all bonus tracks available for purchase here
_Scottish bruisers Cerebral Bore are going bold as headliners at the Capitan Spaulding Fest in Colombia on June 17th. They will be heading to South America for two shows; being headliners for the Extreme Gorefest in Venezuela, before heading to the USA and Canada for the Summer Slaughter tour with Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore and more.
Cerebal Bore guitarist Paul McGuire had this to say:
"When we announced that we were playing in Venezuela, we were overwhelmed by the number of promoters in other countries wanting to book us on the same trip, but due to our current album commitments we are already pushing it by going to South America at all. But, after some deliberation, we decided to add one more show, and Colombia worked best this time around. But we have plans to hit at least five or six South American countries next year, as well as a bunch in Central America, so they just have to hold out a little longer and we guarantee it'll be well worth their wait!"
Jun. 16 - Maracay, Venezuela - Extreme Gorefest
Jun. 17 - Bogota, Colombia - Capitan Spaulding Fest
SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR
Jul. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
Jul. 21 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
Jul. 22 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Jul. 23 - Scottsdale, AZ - Venue of Scottsdale
Jul. 25 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Jul. 26 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Jul. 27 - Mission, TX - Pharr Events Center
Jul. 28 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Jul. 30 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz
Jul. 31 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Aug. 01 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Aug. 02 - Knoxville, TN - The Valarium
Aug. 03 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
Aug. 04 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Aug. 05 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Aug. 07 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Aug. 08 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Aug. 09 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
Aug. 10 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Aug. 11 - Montreal, QC - Heavy Montreal
Aug. 12 - Toronto, ON - Heavy Toronto
Aug. 14 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Aug. 15 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's
Aug. 16 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Aug. 17 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Aug. 18 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Aug. 20 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
Aug. 22 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox Sodo
Aug. 23 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Aug. 24 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Aug. 25 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
_ Of what is being labelled as "the ultimate NY death metal package of all times", Incantation are linking up with Immolation to conduct a Brazilian tour.
Guitarist Alexander Bouks and guitarist/vocalist John McEntee have said: "This is going to be some historical shows to be sharing the stage with our long-time brothers in Immolation. We are ready to devastate the Brazilian metal legions with our death metal darkness".
John added: "Yes it will be great. It's always an honour to play for them; there are many true death metal Incantation supporters in Brazil".
Incantation are finalising the song writing process to their upcoming release which is scheduled to be released later this year and their video for 'Dying Divinity' can be viewed here. R.I.P Joe Lombard (who features and sadly passed away earlier this year)
05.07 – Curitiba/PR (Brasil) @ Hangar Bar
06.07 – Belo Horizonte/MG (Brasil) @ Music Hall
07.07 – São José do Rio Preto/SP (Brasil) @ Avalanche Fest
08.07 – São Paulo/SP (Brasil) @ Hangar 110
09.07 – Porto Alegre/RS (Brasil) @ Beco
_The underground Swedish group Necrovation deliver their new self-titled album in time for a release date of 26th June in Europe and 14th August in thw USA via Agonia Records.
The new album is strongly recommended for those who are fans of Metallica, early Entombed, the idea of Morbid Angel or the rawness of Repugnantcombined with the obscurity of Kaamos.
'Necrovation' has been mixed and produced by Gustav Burn and mastered in Necromorbus Studios (Watain, Destroyer 666) in Stockholm, Sweden.
The release will be available in CD, limited 12” gatefold heavy vinyl with 8 pages booklet (first 100 copies of the vinyl on a heavy navy blue vinyl with white haze) and digital download formats.
1. Necrovorous Insurrection
2. Dark Lead Dead
3. Pulse of Towering Madness
4. Commander of Remains
5. New Depths
8. The Transition
9. Ill Mouth Madness (The Many)
_In extreme music, some bands stride for maximum brutality whereas some stride towards technical perfection. There are also some, like Hellspawn, who don't care much about any of the above and yet create death metal which does not lack anything and still has much more to offer. “The Great Red Dragon” is a perfect example of why there should be no distinction between old and new schools of extreme metal, as it is an uncompromising album which cannot be dismissed under many labels. If you’re a fan of Morbid Angel, Angel Corpse, Diabolic or Hate Eternal, this album is mandatory for you!!
_Floridian Death / Groove Metal lords Six Feet Under get brutal as on the 1st May, the premier horror portal Bloody Disgusting hosted the band's latest "18 Days" lyric video, the venomous prayer comes from their upcoming soul-destroying album 'Undead', set for a UK release fate of May 21st, 2012 through Metal Blade Records.
On the album 'Undead', vocalist and lyricist Chris Barnes revisits topics that will be familiar to fans, he states: "The hypocrisies of daily life, things that affect us that spawn aggression, loneliness, sadness, there's a lot of emotions going on across the record, and I guess that the dark horror that humans cause is my niche,".
However, while Barnes has a very clear vision for his craft, he is always excited by the interpretations of his songs by those who listen to them, feeding on the emotional investment they put in. "I love it when people tell me what they've got from the music and the lyrics. It's like being an artist, you put the painting up on the wall – youknow what it is, but sometimes it's a little abstract and someone sees something else in it, and that's the biggest compliment to me. That I'm able to get inside someone's head and they actually give thought to something presented to them is inspiring to me too, and something I always want to be able to do with this band."
View the "18 Days" lyric video here
The album was produced by Mark Lewis (Deicide, Devildriver) and mixed by Jason Suecof (Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy) at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and features the updated lineup:
Chris Barnes - Vocals
Rob Arnold (ex- Chimaira) - Guitars
Steve Swanson (ex-Massacre) - Guitars
Jeff Hughell (ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile) - Bass
Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira) - Drums
Last week Metal Blade TV aired an exclusive interview with Barnes as conducted by Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel. To check out the interview, as well as first single, "Formaldehyde," and limited pre-order options, point your browser here
In conjunction with the release of 'Undead', Six Feet Under will demolish the masses on a near three-week run of live rituals this June. The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.
The show was held at the HMV Forum in London on 7th April and included an impressive line-up chosen by Bolt Thrower: Autopsy, Discharge, Benediction & Vallenfyre. All 2050 tickets sold out in just over 2 weeks, with the band hoping to achieve their target of £10,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.
On the 2nd May the band announced: “The next piece of news, and the one which we’re most proud of, is to let you all know the amount we’ve raised for Teenage Cancer Trust: £12,411.80 (approx 15,000 Euros / $20,000)!!! The money has already been handed over to TCT, so on behalf of them we’d like to thank everyone who donated by participating in Boltfest.”
"Anniversaries are kind of easy to achieve. For a band, just don't split up and you'll reach one, whether it's 10, 20 or 35 years. And this year we've reached '25 years of not splitting up!' We managed to stop others from making a big fuss about it, and didn't give in to the numerous offers and suggestions on how we should cash in on it! But it has made us appreciate the opportunities we've been given since 1986, and that we've been able to do everything we wanted to do without compromising in any way.
Obviously you can’t charge people to come to your own birthday party, so as soon as we came up with the idea for Boltfest, we decided we should pay all the costs for the event ourselves. We also wanted to use Boltfest as an opportunity to do some good, and turn it into something more than just another show..
So we’ve decided to ask everyone to donate £5.99 to charity if they want to come to the party. This way, with your help, we hope Boltfest will raise £10,000 for a good cause!”
Swedish Death Metal group Demonical have adapted and added some new dates in their 'Summer Infernal Tour', this is what they had to say when the tour was announced:
"With a victorious salute we hereby reveal the dates for the "Summer Infernal tour 2012", a tour and propaganda campaign containing all our battles from June to August. We are utterly thrilled to once again rip up the European summer and show each and everyone what Swedish death metal is all about!"
16.05 2012 SWE - Stockholm - Kulturhuset (Stockholm Deathfeast)
Facebook event :www.facebook.com/events/198639053568480
DEMONICAL : "Death Infernal America tour 2012"
22.05 2012 USA - New York NY - Saint Vitus Bar 24.05 2012 USA - Pittsburgh PA - The Smiling Moose
25.05 2012 USA - Parma OH - The Hive
27.05 2012 USA - Baltimore MD - Maryland Deathfest
Facebook event (more detailed info on supportbands etc) : www.facebook.com/events/367686753255704
DEMONICAL : "Summer Infernal tour 2012"
23.06 2012 GER - Protzen - Protzen Open Air
12.07 2012 LIT - Anyksciai - Devilstone Festival
13.07 2012 POL - Poznan - Klub U Bazyla
14.07 2012 CZE - Trutnov - Obscene Extreme Festival
15.07 2012 POL - Bielsko-Biala - Rude Boy Club
16.07 2012 GER - Dresden - Chemiefabrik << NEW !!
17.07 2012 GER - Cottbus - La Casa
18.07 2012 GER - Hamburg - Ballroom
19.07 2012 GER - Berlin - K17
20.07 2012 GER - Wohra - Ragnarock Open Air
21.07 2012 CZE - Prague - Klub 007 << NEW !!
25.07 2012 AT - Vienna - Escape Metalcorner
26.07 2012 CZE - Ostrava - Barrak Music Club
27.07 2012 GER - Pretzschendorf (Sachsen) - Dark Moon Festival
28.07 2012 GER - Obersinn - Eisenwahn Festival (afternoon show)
28.07 2012 GER - Rohr bei Meiningen - Riedfest (evening show)
04.08 2012 SWE - Ludvika - Gamrocken
Facebook event (more detailed info on supportbands etc) : www.facebook.com/events/152016354919632
Tour presented by : Legacy Magazine / Metal.de / Masterful Magazine
----------------------------------------------------- DEMONICAL (old-school death metal / Sweden)Label: Cyclone Empire (Europe) / Metal Blade (north-America)
"Ravenous" official video : www.youtube.com/watch?v=71BWYE4oQNY"March for Victory" pre-video : www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRKr27HVYzM
YouTube : www.youtube.com/Demonicalofficial
Facebook : www.facebook.com/Demonicalofficial
Tourblog : www.demonicalofficial.blogspot.com
MySpace : www.myspace.com/thedemonicalhorde
Online store : www.demonicalmerch.net
Web : www.demonical.net
Sverker Widgren - vocals
Johan Jansson - guitar
Martin Schulman - bass
Fredrik Widigs - drums
Pablo Magallanes - guitar
"Death Infernal" digi-CD/CD/LP/MC (April 2011)
"Demonical/Paganizer" split 7"EP (June 2010)
"Hellsworn" CD/LP (May 2009)
"Demonical/Absu" split 7"EP (December 2007)
"Servants of the Unlight" CD/LP (April 2007)
_American Death Metal / Deathcore bruisers Job For A Cowboy have recently produced their lyric video to "Imperium Wolves." This skull-smasher song comes from their latest audio chronicle "Demonocracy", released on 9th April via Metal Blade Records.
Check out "Imperium Wolves"here: http://www.metalblade.com/jobforacowboy/
Job For A Cowboy are going non-stop over summer, regardless of having just returned home from the triumphant Metal Alliance with The Faceless, Dying Fetus, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom, Wretched, and headliners, Devildriver,. JFAC plans to go to Japan later this month and shatter silence with serious havoc in San Juan, Puerto Rico this June before setting alight the Summer Slaughter Festival 2012 with Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Goatwhore, Exhumed and Cerebral Bore!
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