As we previously reported, a tribute and benefit concert for late Deeds of Flesh and Unique Leader Records co-founder Erik R Lindmark, who passed away last month will be held in California tonight. Now a second event has been announced for February 2nd at Saint Vitus Bar, in Brooklyn, NY. Unique Leader artists Internal Bleeding, Pyrexia, Cognitive, and Afterbirth with all proceeds from the show going toward his daughter Bella’s fund. Continue reading
Recently we learned of the passing of Deeds of Flesh guitarist and Unique Leader Records co-founder Erik R. Lindmark, who passed away on November 29th following a battle with sclerosis. Now a memorial concert and fundraiser has been booked, celebrating Erik’s life and supporting his family at this time. Taking place on December 20th at Sweet Springs Saloon in Los Osos, Ca and features performances by Crypolith and Stone Mountain. Donations will be accepted to benefit his wife and daughter. If you can’t attend, please consider donating to the GoFundMe campaign, which is supporting Erik’s wife and daughter. According to a press release by the label, more benefit shows are being planned. Continue reading
In a blow to the heavy music community death metal musician and Unique Leader Records CEO & Founder, Erik Lindmark has passed away following a long illness. He was 46 years old. Erik built the label from scratch after his 1990s death metal band Deeds Of Flesh and his bandmates founded the essential label which has put countless death metal bands on the map. Unique Leader is planning to continue, but will not make any new releases in early 2019 to make a transition. A GoFundMe has been set up for Erik’s wife and child. We send our sympathies out to Erik’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time. Continue reading
Death metal legends Internal Bleeding has signed a new record deal with death metal and progressive label Unique Leader Records. They will bring a new album, Corrupting Influence, on October 19th. The band will share new music and pre-orders bundles soon. IT will be the first album to feature guitarist Chris McCarthy and drummer Kyle Eddy, following the tragic passing of Bill Tolley last year. The band will take part in the upcoming “Bloodletting North America Tour” with Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Pyrexia, Angelmaker, and Within Destruction. Continue reading
Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse have booked a fall tour of the USA. The tour will run for approximately one month. The tour will comprise of 26 dates in 30 days and opening the tour will be Cattle Decapitation and Soreption and includes a stop at Slipknot’s Knotfest.
Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster commented:
“We’re very excited to be hitting the road this Fall with Cattle Decapitation and Soreption, two killer bands that we know our fans will love. Get ready for a night of complete brutality!”
Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan also commented:
“We’ve wanted to tour with Cannibal Corpse ever since we started touring and we’re glad that’s finally going to be a reality! Looking forward to making memories with these guys and Soreption!”
Cannibal Corpse tour dates with Cattle Decapitation, Soreption:
Oct 08: Underbelly – Jacksonville, FL
Oct 09: Motorco – Durham, NC
Oct 10: Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC
Oct 12: The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
Oct 13: Reverb – Reading, PA
Oct 14: The Emporium – The Emporium – Long Island, NY
Oct 15: The Met – Pawtucket, RI
Oct 16: The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct 17: The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
Oct 19: V Club Live – Huntington, WV
Oct 20: The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
Oct 21: New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
Oct 23: Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
Oct 24: Club XS – Tucson, AZ
Oct 25: Knot Fest – San Bernardino, CA
Oct 27: Top Deck – Farmington, NM
Oct 28: The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 29: The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Oct 30: Durty Nellies – Palatine, IL
Oct 31: Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
Nov 01: The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 03: Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 04: Expo Five – Louisville, KY
Nov 05: Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
Nov 06: Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
Nov 07: Venue 578 – Orlando, FL
Cannibal Corpse continues to support their 2014 album A Skeletal Domain (Metal Blade).
California death metallers Flesh Consumed will be releasing their third full length release Hymn For The Leeches out later in 2015 via Unique Leader Records. The record is being recorded in several locales and boasts the smoldering lineup of Corey Athos on vocals, Shaune Kelley (Dim Mak, ex-Hate Eternal, ex-Ripping Corpse) on guitars, Andrew Guthrie (ex-Monstrosity) on bass, and Shane Elwell (Images Of Violence, Oppressive Force, VBT) on drums with guest vocal slots by Matti Way (Pathology, Abominable Putridity etc.), Steve Tucker (ex- Morbid Angel, Warfather etc.), Mallika Sundaramurthy (Parasitic Extirpation, Castrator, Abnormality etc.) and more.
French death metallers Kronos will be releasing their new album Arisen New Era via Unique Leader Records on July 24, 2015. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by David Potvin at Dome Studios (Lyzanxia, Arcania, Under The Abyss etc.) in Angers, France, and the distinctive cover art was done by Pierre Alain (Withering Soul, Silentlie, Cyrax etc.).
Arisen New Era Track Listing:
01” Infernal Abyss Sovereignty
02: Zeus Dethroned
03: Soul-Voracious Vultures
04: Rapture in Misery
05: Klymenos Underwrath
06: Aeons Titan Crown
08: Purity Slaughtered
Russian death metallers Abominable Putridity will be re-releasing their second album The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin, later this year, with a solid release date to be confirmed shortly. Additionally, they have begun writing material for their upcoming third full-length album which will be recorded later this year for release through Unique Leader Records in 2016.
Swedish technical death metallers Soreption is streaming their play through video for “A Speech To Survival,” off of their Engineering The Void album, out now via Unique Leader Records. Stream it below.
The band will be touring with Cryptopsy, Disgorge, Erimha and The Convalescence on an upcoming tour.
SOREPTION w/ Cryptopsy, Disgorge, Erimha, The Convalescence:
May 14: Ralph’s Rock Diner – Worcester, MA
May 15: Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
May 16: Nihil Gallery- Brooklyn, NY
May 17: Revolution – Amityville, NY
May 18: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
May 19: Shakas Live – Virginia Beach, VA
May 20: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 21: West End Trading Co. – Sanford, FL
May 22: Churchill’s – Miami, FL
May 23: The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
May 24: Korova – San Antonio, TX
May 25: Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
May 26: Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
May 27: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
May 28: Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
May 29: Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
May 30: Metal Bar – Cudahy, WI
May 31: Agora – Cleveland, OH
Bay Area progressive technical death metallers Continuum is streaming a performance play through video for “Wasps In The History Of The Weak,” off of their album The Hypothesis, out now via Unique Leader Records. The album was captured predominantly by lead guitarist/composer Chase Fraser (Decrepit Birth, Animosity), with additional tracking and mixing by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, All Shall Perish et al.) at Castle Ultimate Studios. Watch it below.
Stream the music video for “A Surreal Descent” below.