Season Of Mist Celebrates Their 20th Anniversary

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The music industry has seen a lot of changes over the past twenty years, but one thing that hasn’t changed has been the presence of Season Of Mist. The independent label is celebrating twenty years of ruleage this year, and they want to send a special thank you to fans all over the world. Continue reading

Audio: Starkill Releases Burn Your World And Shadow Sleep Singles

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Starkill will be releasing their third studio album, Shadow Sleep, on November 4th via Prosthetic Records. Continue reading

Video: Baroness Announce Purple Album For December, New Animated Video

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Baroness has announced their long awaited new album, and the officially confirmed title of Purple will be released on December 18th from their newly formed own label, Abraxan Hymns. The first track ‘Chlorine & Wine’ has been released in the form of an animated video complete with classic John Baizley artwork reveal. You can see the video at this link or below:

 

John Baizley has commented on the album:

After releasing a lengthy and investigative record like Yellow & Green we all felt that we needed to make something much more direct and immediate. We wanted to write with our normal focus on artistry, balanced against an increased level of energy and focus. It was important for us to write our new songs with the type of enthusiasm and expressiveness that could act as a counterpoint to the album’s dark themes. As a result, the music came out in an intense, heavy and sonically captivating in a new way, which was important, loathe, as we are to fall into any kind of complacency pitfall or formulaic songwriting routine. Purple is the most fully realized representation of our intention as a band; considering the amount of physical and mental energy spent writing it, we have accomplished something which would have seemed impossible to us a couple of years ago.”

 

Baroness, photo credit Jimmy Hubbard

Baroness, photo credit Jimmy Hubbard

Produced by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT) at Tarbox Road Studios, the band worked with Fridmann in the secluded town of Cassadaga, New York. Pre-order packages for Purple, which feature an instant grat download of ‘Chlorine & Wine’ as well as a limited edition colored vinyl version of the new album, two picture discs, t-shirts and other unique items, are available now via this link: http://smarturl.it/dpurple. iTunes (http://smarturl.it/ipurple), Amazon (http://smarturl.it/apurple) and Google Play (http://smarturl.it/gpurple) are also offering pre-orders as of today.

Purple track list:

1. Morningstar

2. Shock Me

3. Try to Disappear

4. Kerosene

5. Fugue

6. Chlorine & Wine

7. The Iron Bell

8. Desperation Burns

9. If I Have to Wake Up (Would You Stop the Rain)

10. Crossroads of Infinity

The band performs tomorrow at the Reading Festival and at the Leeds Festival on Sunday. North American tour dates are pending. The Purple will be the long awaited follow up to the critically acclaimed Yellow & Green (both Relapse) released in 2011. Less than a month after that album’s release the band was in a near fatal tour bus crash outside of Bath, England. The band resumed activities less than 8 months later with an appearance at South By Southwest in March of 2013 and has remained mostly on the road or in the studio ever since.

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The Things They Carried Book Brief May Tour, New Album Out In May

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The Things They Carried will be releasing their new album via Revival Recordings in May. Their new album Melancholia was produced by company president Shawn Milke and engineer Neil Engle (Alesana, A Skylit Drive, Dance Gavin Dance). The band will also venture on a brief May tour run with Bitter Kids and Caramel Carmela.

May 13: Irving Theater – Indianapolis, IN
May 15: Howdy’s Concert Venue – Buffalo, NY
May 16: Amityville Music Hall – Long Island, NY
May 17: Keystone Firehall – Boyertown, PA
May 18: VB Retro Café – Virginia Beach, VA
May 20: Swayze’s – Marietta, GA
May 21: A&M Theater Panama City, FL
May 22: Insomniacs – New Port Richey, FL
May 23: Voodoo – Port Charlotte, FL

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Music Video: Today Is The Day – Heathen and Masada

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Today Is The Day is streaming their animated music video for “Heathen,” off of their new album Animal Mother, out now via Southern Lord below. They are about to begin their North American tour with Lazur/Wulf.

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They are also streaming the David Hall of Handshake Inc directed “Masada” video below.

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King Parrot Recording New Album With Phil Anselmo

King Parrot with Phil Anselmo. Photo Credit: Danin Drahos

King Parrot with Phil Anselmo. Photo Credit: Danin Drahos

Australian thrash grinders King Parrot have inked a number of new recording deals for their upcoming record, which was recorded by Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) in Nodferatu’s Lair Studio and is set to come out this spring via Agonia Records in Europe, Housecore Records in North America and Rocket/EVP in Australia.

Emerging through the baptism of fire of the Australian metal scene, King Parrot have pillaged their way to international recognition in a short period since 2011. Drawing influence primarily from the thrash, grind, hardcore and punk scenes of the 80’s and 90’s, a new sound was created fusing those styles and attitudes with a fresh approach that encapsulates their aggression, humour and intensity seamlessly.

The band have an extensive touring schedule posted below.

Remaining live dates include:

KING PARROT w/ WEEDEATER (EUROPE)
Mar 13: Juha West – Stuttgart (DE)
Mar 14: Vortex Surfer – Siegen (DE)
Mar 15: Burgerweeshuis – Deventer (NT)

KING PARROT w/ WEEDEATER (NORTH AMERICA)
Mar 20: SXSW Tone Deaf Touring Showcase @ Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
Mar 21: The Lost Well – Austin, TX (US)
Mar 24: Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM (US)
Mar 25: Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ (US)
Mar 26: Casbah – San Diego, CA (US)
Mar 27: The Complex – Los Angeles, CA (US)
Mar 28: Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA (US)
Mar 29: DNA – San Francisco, CA (US)
Mar 30: Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA (US)
Mar 31: Dante’s – Portland, OR (US)
Apr 01: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA (US)
Apr 02: The Pin – Spokane, WA (US)
Apr 03: Neurolux – Boise, ID (US)
Apr 04: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT (US)
Apr 05: Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO (US)
Apr 07: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO (US)
Apr 08: Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA (US)
Apr 09: Rock Island Brewing – Rock Island, IL (US)
Apr 10: Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI (US)
Apr 11: Subterranean – Chicago, IL (US)
Apr 12: Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH (US)
Apr 13: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY (US)
Apr 14: Nectars – Burlington, VT (US)
Apr 15: T.T. The Bear’s Place – Boston, MA (US)
Apr 16: Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA (US)
Apr 18: Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC (US)

KING PARROT HEADLINERS:
Apr 19: The Earl – Atlanta GA
Apr 20: Blue Nile – New Orleans, LA (Housecore Records Signing Party)

KING PARROT is:
Mr. White – Guitars
Squiz – Guitars
Slatts – Bass
Toddy – Drums
Youngy – Vocals

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Death Ape Disco Signs With Ripple Music

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Brighton rockers Death Ape Disco will be releasing their new release via California based label Ripple Music later in 2015.

Emerging victorious in the fan-voted TBFM Factor competition run by TBFM Online Radio, Death Ape Disco’s energetic, groovy Southern rock grind secured them a permanent place on Ripple Music’s growing roster. Combining earth-shattering riffs, hooks and harmonies to create skyscraper-sized, super-charged rock music, since their formation in 2010 the band has made a habit out of winning audiences over, one venue at a time, with their thumping feel-good live shows.

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Saviours Sign With Listenable Records

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Oakland, CA metallers Saviours has signed with Listenable Records to release their forthcoming album this Fall.

Said SAVIOURS in a collective statement:

“We’re very happy to finally announce our deal with Listenable. They’re true supporters of what we do and have been a pleasure to work with thus far. Since last June we’ve been beating the new songs into submission and now it’s really starting to take shape and sound killer. There are some doomy crushers and faster ragers in the mix so it’s sounding like a natural and logical continuation of where we left off with Death’s Procession. In March we’ll play some West Coast shows then begin recording at Type Foundry in Portland with the inimitable Billy Anderson. Can’t wait to get this new record out, it’s been too fucking long!”

SAVIOURS:

Austin Barber – guitar, vocals
Sonny Reinhardt – guitar, vocals
Scott Batiste – drums
Andy Anderson – bass

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Prolong The Agony sign to In At The Deep End, announce EP & debut album

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Prestigious label In At The Deep End, who have been responsible for releasing breakthrough platters from acts such as SylosisFeed The Rhino, Suicide Silence and Gallows, have confirmed they have snapped up aggressive metalcore stars-in-waiting Prolong The Agony.

Hailing from Portsmouth, UK, the band have inked a deal with the influential label and are shaping up to release their debut EP All We Are on April 20, with a first full length to follow later in the year.

Frontman Larry Welling added: “Signing to IATDE is something we truly never expected and it’s humbling to say the least. To join a roster (past and present) that have had such an influential impact on the UK music scene, bands that we have personally grown up listening to, is a real honour and one that we’ll always be grateful for. We have huge respect for the way this label conducts itself and its long lasting reputation speaks for itself!”

Listing Parkway Drive and Of Mice & Men amongst their influences the Britcore metallers have paid their dues having wracked up thousands of miles on the road with such acts as Captain, No Captain Chunk!, Iwrestledabearonce, Crossfaith, and Glamour Of The Kill

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All We Are tracklisting:

1. Dead Dreams
2. Counting The Days
3. Loved & Lost
4. Backstabbers
5. Loveless

 

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