by Black Bubblegum
I second Mike Scheidt's last statement.
The new album has been tracked and mixed. It will be mastered at the end of the month by Billy Barnett at Gung-Ho Studio in Eugene, Oregon. Sanford Parker did such a fantastic job and was so easy to work with. Truly professional and amazing at every turn. We are confident our friends worldwide are going to dig our new vibes channeled through Sanford's engineering wizardry.
The album will be titled The Great Cessation with 5 songs clocking in @ 62 minutes... The tentative release date is late July... The titles: Burning The Altar, The Lie That Is Sin. Silence Of Heaven, Breathing From The Shallows, The Great Cessation
As we mentioned before, 108 will be in NYC on April 25th, bringing along with them the mighty Pulling Teeth, who just dropped their new album Paranoid Delusions, Paradise Illusions. Tickets are still available, or you can win a FREE pair of tickets and a copy of Pulling Teeth's new CD! Details on how to win are below, before the tour dates.
Black Kites have dropped their new LP, Advancement To Ruins, and it is a manaical chunk of crust-laden hardcore that reminds me of Acme, Cursed, Disembodied, and a ton of other bands that I WISH the hardcore community would look up to. Comprised of ex-members of The Assistant, This Ship Will Sink, You and I, and current members of Zhenia Golov, check out the title track available for download above, and pick up the record at Ride The Fury Records. In the meantime, look for the NJ trio to play June 13th at ABC No Rio, as well as a few other shows around the tri-state. Full tour dates are below.
Pentagram will team up with Nachtmystium for a handful of dates on the west coast and in Blake's native Chicago. Nachtmystium's new EP Doomsday Derelicts drops on May 15th via Battle Kommand/Century Media. Pick it up before one of them gets killed in a drive-by. Pentagram played Webster Hall earlier this year.
Footage of Crom Live at Cake Shop, 1349, Anaal Nathrakh, Napalm Death live footage, and so much more as This Week In Metal continues...
1349 have offered up more details on their upcoming Tom Warrior (ex- Celtic Frost) produced album for Candlelight, Revelations Of The Black Flame. Check out the cover art, and the track listing below.
Goatwhore (mems Acid Bath, Soilent Green) will hit the road with Abagail Williams, Abysmal Dawn, SWWAATS, and Daath for Conquer & Curse 2009, which includes Gramercy on July 23rd. Ticket info is forthcoming. Goatwhore's new album, Carving Out The Eyes Of God, drops on June 23rd via Metal Blade.
Napalm Death - "Suffer The Children" Live in NYC
Lord Mantis (who we initally profiled here) will team up with Wetnurse for a short tour at the end of June, dates are below. No Lord Mantis NYC dates to speak of, but Wetnurse does have a few dates in NYC, including April 26th at Union Pool with The Austerity Program and Tournament and May 3rd at Public Assembly with A Life Once Lost, Rosetta, and Buried Inside.
Grayceon and Giant Squid will team up for a US tour including some east-coastin' that will bring the band by Brooklyn in early August. Tentative dates are below. Giant Squid dropped their new album The Ichthyologist independently; pick it up from the band at their myspace. Grayceon's new album, This Grand Show, dropped in November of last year. Check out "It Begins, And So It Ends".
Anaal Nathrakh have announced that their new album In The Constellation Of The Black Widow will drop on June 29th! For y'all vinyl fiends, look for a limited-edition LP version to surface via Feto Records. Until then, look for "More Of Fire Than Blood" from Constellation to hit iTunes on June 6.
Satyricon - "Filthgrinder" LIVE in Copenhagen
Dying Fetus are currently working on their new album in Baltimore, the follow up to 2007's War of Attrition. Look for the band to play some of those new tunes during the Summer Slaughter tour which hits Irving Plaza on July 19th and 20th. Some of the other bands on the Summer Slaughter train include Suffocation, Necrophagist, and Origin.
Crom LIVE at Cake Shop
A new feature in our metal posts, we'll run down the best live shows on the way. The next couple weeks will be quiet, so prepare for the onslaught of MDF tours, Melvins, Mastodon, and many many others in the month of May!
APRIL 25th - Santos Party House: 108, Cold World, Blacklisted, Title Fight, Soul Control, I Rise
APRIL 26th - Union Pool: The Austerity Program, Wetnurse, Tournament
MAY 4th - Lit: Hull, Rumplestiltskin Grinder
MAY 6th - Gramercy Theater: Gojira, The Chariot, Car Bomb
Slowww release week, no suggestions to speak of, so if you havent picked up any of last weeks awesome releases, this is your chance!
NEWS BLAST (BEATS)
- The finalized lineup is upon us, with the addition of Malignancy to the Auditory Assault Fest. Tickets are still available, if you can handle it.
- Unanimated is streaming their new album, In The Light Of Darkness (The Covenant Of Death), in it's entirety at their myspace page.
TO WIN 108 TICKETS: Email us at BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with a subject line of "108". Include your first and last name. A winners will be selected at random and notified the afternoon of April 24th.
GRAYCEON, GIANT SQUID - 2009 TOUR DATES
June 27 2009 Cafe Coda, Chico, California*
July 30 2009 TBA San Francisco, California**
July 31 2009 Old Ironsides, Sacramento, California
August 1 2009 TBA Portland, Oregon
August 2 2009 TBA Boise, Idaho
August 3 2009 Burt's Tiki Lounge, Salt Lake City, Utah
August 4 2009 TBA Denver, Colorado
August 5 2009 TBA Omaha, Nebraska
August 6 2009 TBA Fargo, North Dakota
August 7 2009 TBA Minneapolis, Minnesota
August 8 2009 TBA Chicago, Illinois
August 9 2009 TBA Lansing, Michigan
August 10 2009 TBA Columbus, Ohio
August 11 2009 TBA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
August 12 2009 TBA Brooklyn, New York
August 13 2009 TBA Boston, Massachusetts
August 14 2009 TBA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 15 2009 TBA Chapel Hill, North Carolina
August 16 2009 TBA Athens, Georgia
August 17 2009 TBA Birmingham, Alabama
August 18 2009 TBA New Orleans, Louisiana
August 19 2009 TBA Little Rock, Arkansas
August 20 2009 TBA Lawrence, Kansas
August 21 2009 TBA Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
August 22 2009 TBA Austin, Texas
* W/ NO GRAYCEON, La Fin Du Monde, Helms Alee
** Giant Squid Solo
SUMMER SLAUGHTER 2009 TOUR*
06/05 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
06/06 - Richmond, VA @ The National
06/07 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
06/08 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
06/10 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
06/12 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners
06/13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
06/14 - St. Petersburg (Tampa), FL @ Jannus Landing
06/15 - Jacksonville, FL @ Plush
06/16 - Orlando, FL @ Club Firestone
06/18 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit (Night One)
06/19 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz Outdoors
06/20 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit (Night Two)
06/21 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
06/23 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
06/24 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
06/26 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
06/27 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
06/29 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
06/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/01 - San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom
7/02 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
7/03 - Seattle, WA @ King Cat Theater
7/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
7/10 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/11 - Birch Run, MI @ DirtFest
7/12 - Cleveland, OH @ Phantasy Concert Club
7/13 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
7/14 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
7/15 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
7/16 - Montreal, QC @ Medley
7/17 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
7/18 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
7/19 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
7/20 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
* All dates include Necrophagist, Suffocation, Ensferium, Darkest Hour, Winds Of Plague, Dying Fetus, Born Of Osiris, Origin, Beneath The Massacre, After The Burial, Decrepit Birth, Blackguard
1349 - Revelations Of The Black Flame track listing:
02. Serpentine Sibilance
04. Maggot Fetus...Teeth Like Thorns
07. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
09. At The Gate...
CONQUER & CURSE 2009 TOUR DATES
Jun. 14 - Charleroi, PA - Club Octane*
Jun. 15 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock*
Jun. 16 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon*
Jun. 17 - Buffalo, NY - Xtreme Wheelz*
Jun. 18 - Southgate, MI - Modern Exchange*
Jun. 19 - Owensboro, KY - The Brothers*
Jun. 20 - Fredricksburg, VA - The Refuge*
Jun. 21 - Charlotte , NC - Casbah*
Jun. 22 - Wilmington, NC - Soapbox*
Jun. 23 - Birmingham, AL - The Nick*
Jun. 24 - Atlanta , GA - Masquerade**
Jun. 25 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits**
Jun. 26 - St Petersburg, FL - The Garage**
Jun. 27 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11**
Jun. 28 - Virginia Beach , VA - Peppermint Beach Club**
Jun. 29 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar**
Jun. 30 - Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants**
Jul. 01 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's Bar and Grill**
Jul. 02 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry**
Jul. 03 - Thunder Bay, ON - Black Pirate Pub**
Jul. 04 - Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Arms**
Jul. 05 - Regina, SK - The Exchange**
Jul. 06 - Saskatoon, SK - Walkers**
Jul. 07 - Edmonton, AL - Starlite Room**
Jul. 08 - Calgary, AL - The Underground**
Jul. 10 - Victoria, BC - Sugar**
Jul. 11 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore**
Jul. 12 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon**
Jul. 13 - Portland, OR - Satyricon**
Jul. 14 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside**
Jul. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky a Go Go**
Jul. 16 - San Marcos , CA - Jumping Turtle**
Jul. 17 - Las Vegas , NV - Cheyenne Saloon**
Jul. 18 - Farmington, NM - Gators**
Jul. 19 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge**
Jul. 20 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room**
Jul. 21 - Nashville, TN - The Muse**
Jul. 22 - Danville, VA - Plan B**
Jul. 23 - New York, NY - The Blender Theatre at Gramercy**
Jul. 24 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx**
Jul. 25 - Hartford, CT - Webster Underground**
Jul. 26 - Montreal, QC - FouFounes Electriques**
Jul. 27 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room**
Jul. 28 - Rochester , NY - Penny Arcade**
Jul. 29 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys**
Jul. 30 - Mokena , IL - Pearl Room**
Jul. 31 - Urbana, IL - Canopy Club**
Aug. 01 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave***
Aug. 02 - Edelstein, IL - The Hub***
Aug. 03 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee***
Aug. 04 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conversatory***
Aug. 05 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar***
Aug. 06 - San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar***
Aug. 07 - Ft Worth, TX - Lola's***
Aug. 08 - Austin, TX - Red 7***
Aug. 09 - Amarillo, TX - The War Legion Underground***
Aug. 10 - Albuquerque, NM - The Compound****
Aug. 11 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock****
Aug. 12 - Phoenix, AZ - U.B.'s****
Aug. 13 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction****
Aug. 14 - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza****
* w/ABIGAIL WILLIAMS / ABYSMAL DAWN / S.W.W.A.A.T.S.
** w/GOATWHORE / ABIGAIL WILLIAMS / DAATH / ABYSMAL DAWN / S.W.W.A.A.T.S.
*** w/GOATWHORE / ABIGAIL WILLIAMS / ABYSMAL DAWN / S.W.W.A.A.T.S.
**** w/ABIGAIL WILLIAMS / ABYSMAL DAWN / S.W.W.A.A.T.S.
LORD MANTIS, WETNURSE - 2009 TOUR DATES
6/27 Philadelphia, PA @ The M Room
6/28 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
6/30 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
7/1 Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug
7/2 Miami, FL @ Churchill's
7/3 Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
7/4 Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole
BLACK KITES - 2009 TOUR DATES
April 25 2009 Charm City Space, Baltimore, Maryland*
May 9 2009 Breadbox, New Brunswick, New Jersey**
May 23 2009 Breadbox (last breadbox show), New Brunswick, NJ***
June 13 2009 abc no rio, new york, New York^
June 15 2009 Conduit House, shamoug, NJ^
w/ comadre and trainwreck
* w/ cringe, zhenia golov, lotus fucker
** w/ ruiner, troublemaker and more
*** w/ seasick, zhenia golov, flesh temple and more
^ w/ comadre, trainwreck