METAL ROAD WARRIORS EXMORTUS ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR WITH ARSIS, ALLEGAEON

Monday, July 21st, 2014


SoCal shredders EXMORTUS will continue to awe crowds throughout the U.S. and Canada while presenting head-banging tunes from their recent Prosthetic debut “Slave To The Sword,” lauded as “undoubtedly one of the best albums of the year” (Metal Assault), as they join Arsis on their 10-year anniversary tour this fall! The month-long tour, which kicks off in Virginia on Sept. 1, will also feature support from Allegaeon. Dates can be found below; more will be announced in the coming weeks. (more…)



SCHAMMASCH: DOUBLE ALBUM ‘CONTRADICTION’ SET FOR U.S. RELEASE on JULY 22

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014


Forward-thinking Swiss black metallists SCHAMMASCH will release their second opus — the epic, 85-minute double album “Contradiction” — in North America on July 22 via Prosthetic Records. Featuring “nine soul-capturing invocations” (Dead Rhetoric) that Terrorizer describes as “cerebral, escapist and utterly absorbing,” ”Contradiction” focuses on the battle between light and dark and the bonds between those two elements. Recorded with none other than V. Santura (Triptykon, ex-Celtic Frost) and featuring majestic cover art from Valnoir (featured above), the album is one of Europe’s best-reviewed metal releases of the year. Watch a video preview for “Contradiction” below before streaming the entire offering via Spotify here: http://open.spotify.com/album/00YZK5HHAUGRs51ua1V7IB (more…)



Psychedelic rockers ZODIAC unveil artwork for ‘Sonic Child’; new album due Sept. 30

Monday, July 14th, 2014


Prolific German rockers ZODIAC – whose infectious mix of blues and classic rock has been lauded by Revolver Magazine as a “nod to ’70′s riff-lords from Deep Purple to Zeppelin” — will issue “Sonic Child,” their third full-length release in just 28 months, in North America on Sept. 30. The follow-up to 2013′s acclaimed “A Hiding Place” (named “album of the month” by Rock Hard late last year) was once again recorded at Megaphon Tonstudios with producer Martin Meinschafer. A new song will be unveiled in the coming weeks. (more…)



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