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It’s harder to get more metal on the road than actually getting metal put in your face WHILE on the road, am I right? Well, Dave McGraw, drummer of deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation, seemed to think the exact same thing. Making a quick stop while on tour with Origin, Battlecross, Rings Of Saturn, Decrepit Birth, and Aborted, Dave went ahead and got his nose pierced at Pangea Piercing in Ann Arbor, MI at the Detroit tour stop. Check out the awesome video below! READ MORE
We are extremely excited to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for Cattle Decapitation‘s Kingdom Of Tyrants! This track comes off their upcoming album Monolith Of Inhumanity, which hits stores May 8th (pre-order here). This video shows heavy influence from Tetsuo: Iron Man which if you have seen it you’ll totally understand where I’m coming from. That aside I’m very excited for this video to be seen, Cattle Decapitation is one of the best metal bands out there right now. Read past the break and enjoy! READ MORE
Decibel Magazine and Extreme Management Group are proud to finally announce tour dates for “The Decibel Defiance Tour 2010”! New York based extreme metal legends Suffocation will tour North America this Fall with prog-deathster The Faceless, deathcore merchants Through The Eyes Of The Dead, tech-death meisters Decrepit Birth, and Italy’s brutal/symphonic/avante garde horde Fleshgod Apocalypse. Confirmed dates are after the jump!
The Video for Cataclysmic Purification was directed by David Brodsky (Arsis, God Forbid, Kataklysm, Swashbuckle) with animation by Tim Kellen.
Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the addition of experimental death metal band Fleshwrought to its family. Fleshwrought features Navene Koperweis (former drummer of Bay area grind band Animosity, currently in Animals As Leaders) and Jonny Davy (vocalist of Arizona’s Job for a Cowboy); Navene performing all instruments on the band’s debut album Dementia/Dyslexia with Jonny Davy handling lyrics and vocals.
“I’m truly amazed that a small project I started in my bedroom at my mom’s house has become something worthy of a Metal Blade release. What more could I ask for? I couldn’t be more proud and honored!” Navene Koperweis
“This record has been complete for an extremely long time. Navene and myself are extremely pumped to finally have the beast released.” Jonny Davy
Dementia/Dyslexia was finished by June 2009 and was recorded at Navene’s studio, Death Midi Soundlab, in San Francisco. Navene played all of the instruments, did all the tracking, mixing, and editing, with mastering handled by Dustin Miller at Audio Aggregate Recordings in Des Moines Iowa. In terms of what Fleshwrought hopes people will take away from listening to Dementia/Dyslexia, Navene personally hopes it is inspiration and a connection with the music, much in the way he has felt about those who have inspired him through his journey as a musician and lover of music.
Summer Slaughter – North America’s most extreme tour for underground metal – is returning to the U.S. and Canada in July!
The 31-date tour features headliners Decapitated from Poland plus The Faceless, All Shall Perish, The Red Chord, Veil Of Maya, Cephalic Carnage, Decrepit Birth, Carnifex, Animals As Leaders, and Vital Remains and launches in San Diego, California on July 17th. Tickets will cost between $18 – $20 in advance almost everywhere with the exception of Los Angeles and New York City.
States guitarist Vogg of the tour’s headlining act Decapitated: “After a couple years of silence, Decapitated will return to the U.S. & Canada to headline Summer Slaughter Tour 2010!!! We will kick your asses again together with The Faceless, Cephalic Carnage, Vital Remains, and all those other amazing bands!!! See you guys soon and be ready for one of the loudest tours of the year!!! Can’t wait!!!”
Boston, Mass grind metalers The Red Chord are confirmed for this summer’s Summer Slaughter Tour featuring Decapitated, The Faceless, All Shall Perish, Veil of Maya, Cephalic Carnage, Decrepit Birth, Carnifex, Animals As Leaders, and Vital Remains. The tour kicks off in San Diego, CA on Saturday July 17 and finishes up in San Francisco, CA on Monday August 23.
Here’s what bassist Greg Weeks has to say about being out on the tour; “Summer Slaughter! Looking forward to old friends, new friends, borrowed and blue friends, cookouts, dance-offs, smelly people, burgers, long van rides, karate lessons, octopus balls, seedy areas, elastic waistband jeans, laughter and enjoying myself. See you there!!!”
Vocalist Guy Kozowyk adds; “We are excited to perform on a tour of bands slightly closer to our core style. It has been a while. Hopefully volcanoes and other natural disasters don’t piss on our parade this time around. Fingers are crossed!”
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to pre-order your copy of Quantum Catastrophe, which hits streets May 11th for a special, low pre-street date price. Fans can also check out the new music video for the track ‘Beyond Bludgeoned,’ filmed back in February out in the San Joaquin Delta/Rio Vista, CA area and was directed by Nikko DeLuna and shot by Justin Potter, HERE
Quantum Catastrophe was recorded at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, CA with Zach Ohren (Suffocation, Decrepit Birth, All Shall Perish), who handled engineering mastering and produced the album along with the band. Quantum Catastrophe again features cover art by Par Olofsson, with over the top cover artwork that perfectly complements the nearly unbelievable musicianship present on the record.
Tech-death metalers Decrepit Birth have finished up their third full length album “Polarity”. It’s been two years since “Diminishing Between Worlds” and before that was a five year wait in between albums. Safe to say I’m extremely excited that it didn’t take as long as that “Polarity” will be out this year.
Read past the break for the press release and studio footage of the new album! READ MORE