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This Week In METAL (1/18/08)

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Disfear – “Get It Off” from “Live The Storm”, out 1/22 (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Lair Of The Minotaur – “Horde of Undead Vengeance” from “War Battle Metal Master” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Rwake – Leviticus from “Voices Of Omens” (MP3)

A Storm Of Light
A Storm Of Light

How do you top what will surely be one of the greatest metal shows of the year? Try adding A Storm Of Light – the new project from Josh Graham (recently ex- Red Sparowes, Battle Of Mice, Neurosis visuals)! Graham, Domenic Seita (ex-Asea), and Pete Angevine (Satanized) will open the January 25th date @ the Brooklyn Masonic Temple (now sold out), but not before playing Union Pool on Jan 20th with Ghastly City Sleep & Titan. Stream their new track, “Mass” from their upcoming LP “And We Wept The Black Ocean Within” @ MySpace. (and look for my interview with Josh coming very soon!)

D-Beat fiesta up in this mutha! Swedish D-Beat badasses Disfear will release their new crusher-of-an-album, “Live The Storm” on 1/22 via Relapse. Produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, et al.), the album features the first go around by ex-Entombed axeman Uffe Cederlund…. Download “Get It Off” above!

more below…..

J2J2, a new project from Jarboe & Justin Broadrick (Jesu, Final, Godflesh) is on it’s way! Check out the new track, “8mmsweetbitter” from the EP Streaming @ The End Records

Canadian D-Beat monsters Cursed have announced plans for their new record, “III:ARCHITECTS OF TROUBLED SLEEP”, to be released in 2008, as well as plans for a US tour. Stream “Magic Fingers” and “Into the Hive” from “III” @ Goodfellow Records.

Young Widows have been added to the Russian Circles/Dalek shindig @ Mercury Lounge (tickets On sale, more dates here). Thats twice that they will be here in a month.

Lair Of The Minotaur (Waltzcore)
Lair of the Minotaur

“It’s a concept album about solving conflicts with a big f*cking axe.” That’s how bludgeoners Lair Of The Minotaur describe their upcoming new album, the oh-so-Dungeons-and-Dragons-y titled “War Metal Battle Master” produced by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed). Look for the Chicago natives to drop their +5 level guitar magic in March on CD and Summer 2008 on LP via Southern Lord. Download “Horde of Undead Vengeance” above!

The Sword has announced that they have completed work on their new album, “Gods Of The Earth” (due March 18 via Kemado) and will embark on a short UK tour with Saviours. Track listing for “Gods Of The Earth” is below. Speaking of Saviours, make sure and cop “Into Abbaddon” out on Jan 22, also on Kemado…. it’s a peach!

The new video from Sweet Cobra – “Fucking Fertilizer”

Celtic Frost

Finally, you can get rid of those old bootlegs of Hellhammer demos…. Celtic Frost main-man Tom Gabriel Fischer(his blog!) has finally remastered and will reissue the three now legendary demos, “Denial Fiend”, “Triumph Of Death”, and “Satanic Rites” via “Demon Entrails”, a 2CD or 3LP set due out on 2/18. Add that to your to do list fer sure! Track details below….

MonoA double shot of great upcoming DVD releases, as MONO releases “The Sky Remains The Same As Ever” via Temporary Residence Ltd, and Pelican releases the loooong awaited “After The Celing Cracked” (comes with additional 3″ CD) via HydraHead, both are available 1/22. If a DVD ain’t enough for ya, remember, you can check out Pelican on tour.

Today is The Day has announced a US Tour to promote their self-released album (on Steve Austin’s own Supernova Records), “Axis Of Eden”, which includes a show at Knitting Factory NYC with Mouth Of The Architect, Complete Failure and Psyopus (touring Canada now, see below). Look for the awesome Rwake, death-metallers Thine Eyes Bleed, badass grinders F*ck The Facts (on tour now with Psyopus), & Lair Of The Minotaur to join them along the way! Get your tix here. Other Tour Dates below..

MetalKult has posted a video interview with Baroness’s resident hosses John Baizley and Brian Hickle about the origins of Baroness and how John’s art affects his music.

The Sword – “Gods Of The Earth” Track Listing:
1 The Sundering
2 How Heavy This Axe
3 Lords
4 Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians
5 To Take the Black
6 Maiden, Mother & Crone
7 Under the Boughs
8 The Black River
9 The White Sea

HELLHAMMER – “Demon Entrails” 2-CD track listing:
CD 1: “Satanic Rites” Demo, December 2/3/4/7, 1983 (45:57)
01. Intro (0:58)
02. Messiah (4:18)
03. The Third Of The Storms (Evoked Damnation) (3:02)
04. Buried And Forgotten (6:01)
05. Maniac [re-recorded version] (3:46)
06. Eurynomos (3:10)
07. Triumph Of Death [re-recorded version] (6:58)
08. Revelations Of Doom (3:03)
09. Reaper [re-recorded version] (2:28)
10. Satanic Rites (7:18)
11. Crucifixion [re-recorded version] (2:45)
12. Outro (2:01)

CD 2: “Death Fiend & Triumph Of Death” Demos, June 10/11, 1983 (56:18)
01. Crucifixion (3:04)
02. Maniac (4:01)
03. (Execution) When Hell’s Near (2:38)
04. Decapitator (2:07)
05. Blood Insanity (4:22)
06. Power Of Satan (4:11)
07. Reaper (2:06)
08. Death Fiend (2:35)
09. Triumph Of Death (5:15)
10. Metallic Storm (2:19)
11. Ready For Slaughter (3:36)
12. Dark Warriors (3:03)
13. Hammerhead (2:48)
14. Angel Of Destruction (2:58)
15. Bloody Pussies (4:59)
16. Chainsaw (3:58)
17. Sweet Torment (2:09)

And…. the tour dates!

Mar 25 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Mar 26 – Oxford, UK – Academy
Mar 27 – Birmingham, UK – Academy
Mar 28 – Manchester, UK – Academy
Mar 29 – Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
Mar 30 – Stoke-On-Trent, UK – Sugar Mill
Apr 01 – Newport, UK – TJ’s
Apr 02 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Apr 03 – Colchester, UK – Arts Centre
Apr 04 – London, UK – Underworld
West Coast Tour to follow…

March 14 – Nashville, TN @ The Muse*
March 15 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club*
March 16 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar*
March 17 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory*
March 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star*
March 20 – Albany, NY @ Valentine’s*
March 21 – Boston, MA @ The Church*
March 22 – Nashua, NH @ American Legion Hall*
March 23 – Montreal, QC @ Catacombes**
March 24 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks**
March 25 – Hamilton, ON @ The Underground**
March 26 – Toronto, ON @ The Reverb**
March 27 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar*
March 28 – Warren, MI @ The Ritz***
March 29 – Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room***
March 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Pirate’s Cove***
March 31 – Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn***
April 1 – Chicago, IL @ The Note***
April 3 – Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s***
April 4 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club***
April 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club***
April 6 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews***
April 7 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater#
April 8 – Ogden, UT @ Kamikaze’s#
April 9 – Billings, MT @ Lost World#
April 10 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven#
April 11 – Vancouver, BC @ The Balmoral#
April 12 – Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon#
April 14 – Reno, NV @ Club Underground#
April 15 – Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp#
April 16 – San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club#
April 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Annie’s Social Club#
April 19 – San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle#
April 20 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory (LA Murderfest)#
April 21 – Tempe, AZ @ The Stray Cat#
April 24 – Austin, TX @ Red 7#
April 25 – Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club#
April 26 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s On Washington (w/ Kill The Client)#
April 27 – Corpus Christi, TX @ The Compound (w/ Kill The Client)#
April 28 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon%
April 29 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven %
April 30 – Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug %
May 2 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero %
May 3 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade %

* with Mouth of the Architect, Psyopus
** with Thine Eyes Bleed, Fuck The Facts, Complete Failure
*** with Mouth of the Architect, Lair of the Minotaur
# with At All Cost
% with Rwake (also On Tour with High On Fire), S.W.W.A.A.T.S.

PSYOPUS, FUCK THE FACTS – 2008 Canadian Tour Dates
January 11th – Hamilton, Ontario @ Club Absinthe
January 12th – Windsor, Ontario @ The Coach and the Horses
January 13th – St. Catherines, Ontario @ L3 Nightclub
January 14th – Woodstock, Ontario @ Shades Of Green
January 15th – Kingston, Ontario @ Ace’s
January 16th – Ottawa, Ontario @ Mavericks
January 17th – Montreal, Quebec @ Lambi * with BENEATH THE MASSACRE
January 18th – Quebec City, QC @ L’ANTI * with BENEATH THE MASSACRE

April 24th – Tilburg @ 013
April 25th – Brighton @ The Engine Room
April 26th – Newport @ Le Pub
April 27th – Newcastle @ TBA
April 28th – Glasgow @ Barfly
April 29th – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
April 30th – Birmingham @ The Factory Club
May 1st – London @ The Underworld
May 2nd – Paris
May 3rd – Lyon @ TBA
May 4th – Milan @ The Garage
May 5th – Vienna @ Arena
May 6th – Prague @ 007
May 7th – Nurnberg @ K4/Zentralcafe
May 8th – Dornbirn @ Schlachthaus
May 9th – TBA (Groezrock Festival, OR)
May 10th – TBA (Groezrock Festival)
May 11th – Groningen @ Vera
May 12th – Hamburg @ Hafenklang
May 13th – Gothenburg @ Sticky Fingers
May 14th – Oslo @ Garage
May 15th – Stockholm @ Debaser Slussen
May 16th – Copenhagen @ Stengade 30
May 17th – Cologne (tba)
May 18th – Munster (tba)
May 19th – Amsterdam @ Bitterzoet

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