This Week In METAL (07/24/08)
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: U.S. Christmas - "The Scalphunters" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Lions Of Tsavo - "The Hooven Swarm" (M4A)
DOWNLOAD: Lions Of Tsavo - "Body Drift" (MP3)
Intronaut is about to get prehistoric on dat azz, when the new LP Prehistoricisms (full tracklisting below) hits the shelves on September 16th via their new label Century Media. Metalkult has a preview in the form of "Australopithecus" which is downloadable at their site. .Tickets are still on sale for their show at Knitting Factory on August 8th with Behold The Arctopus, Mouth Of The Architect, Deadsea, and Wetnurse (one helluva bill). Mouth Of The Architect drops Quietly this week and Wetnurse drops Invisible City on September 30th. Deadsea's S/T record is out now, catch it at their myspace. "Prehistoricisms" album art there to the right.
I have heard from a very credible source that the mighty sunn 0))) will return to NYC to play a special show in celebration of the ten year anniversary of The Grimmrobe Demos. Um, yowsers. As details come in, you'll get em.
Sweden's Burst have posted two new tracks from and announced a release date for (September 16th in the US) their new record Lazarus Bird. Dig on "Cripple God" and "(We Watched) The Silver Rain" streaming at their myspace. The band has commented "Expect an album that will NOT be Origo Part 2, but something new", and if this is any indication, should be a good 'un.
Speaking of good 'uns, the Bowery Ballroom show on July 25th featuring Early Man, Valient Thorr, and the mighty Monotonix should be a grand ole time. Wanna get in gratis? Email us at BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Denim Vests) with your first & last name, and we'll randomly pick two winners and drop 'em a pair of tickets each.
Lions Of Tsavo, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Akimbo, Obituary and more below...
Boris @ the 2008 Pitchfork Fest (more by Joseph Juechao Xu)
Lions of Tsavo will drop their highly anticipated new LP Firelung at the end of July (presale is here) but you can pick up the underrated and almost-as-awesome-but-too-short EP Tsunamicron (out now via iTunes and on their label's website). We have the uber-heavy "Hooven Swarm" (from Firelung) as well as "Body Drift" (from Tsunamicron) available for download above. In addition, the boys are also streaming two Firelung songs and two Tsunamicron songs at their myspace, not to mention the video for "Firelung" below.
Lions Of Tsavo - "Firelung" Live @ Red-Eyed Fly 4/28/08
So if you were wondering what Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer has been doing in between psuedo-film soundtracks and working on every god-forsaken heavy record that Kurt Ballou ISNT doing, here's your answer. The 100000000000 BPM grind machine, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, have a new album on the way and althugh the title hasn't been settled yet, we do know that it's NOT titled Druggernaut Jug Fuck (let me explain). The grinders also have three splits coming up with Crom, Insect Warfare, and The Endless Blockade. Meanwhile, Crom's Hot Sumerian Nights is available on vinyl (with the first 100 orders gets their copy on "Balls Deep Gold Wax"), and the boys have announced am east coast tour in September including two dates in NYC! The dates are still in clay, but we have 'em below.
Kylesa are headed back to the studio today! Look for the new record to drop in 2009 (their first since Time Will Fuse It's Worth in 2006) with Philip Cope (guitars/vocals) taking the production seat. In the meantime, the band will hit the road on their first tour of Japan, playing with amazing locals like Coffins and Birushanah along the way. Kylesa will also drop a limited edition Japanese version of Time Will Fuse It's Worth, complete with a new shirt designed by John Baizley (Baroness) and a sticker by Santos over at Red Cobalt Industries.
The previously mentioned Watain and Withered show at Jaxx in Springfield, VA on Halloween night wasn't a one off, as they have announced a full scale black metal assault on North America with Book Of Black Earth including one show at the Knitting Factory on Oct 8th with Krallice. Ticket info isnt available, but when it is, you'll be the first to know. Tour dates are below. Book Of Black Earth will drop Horoskopus this October on Prosthetic Records, Krallice dropped their self-titled record at Profound Lore. while Withered is still riding high off of the mighty Folie Circulaire released last month. Watain dropped the awesome Sworn To The Dark late last year.
Akimbo has announced the official release date for their Neurot debut Jersey Shores, September 23rd, as well as a few dates including TWO dates for NYC! akimbo will play the Knitting Factory on Oct 23rd and a Todd P party on Oct 25th in Brooklyn. The band will also celebrate their 10th anniversary with Harvestman (a Steve Von Till project) & Helms Alee (mems of Harkonen, These Arms Are Snakes). Helms Alee have their new album, Night Terror, on the way as well, due August 5th on Hydra Head and on vinyl for Robotic Empire.
Burning Skies - "Rounding Up The Cattle"
Obituary has announced a new EP, Left To Die, scheduled for release on September 16th. Look for two new tracks, one re-recording of "Slowly We Rot", and a cover of "Dethroned Emperior" by Celtic Frost. The boys are scheduled to tour the US this fall with Unleashed as previously announced, including Oct 5th at BB Kings (still on sale).
Mastodon sat with Headbangers Blog, revealing that the new album isn't about Grigori Rasputin at all. Hear what he has to say in the Headbangers Blog podcast, downloadable here. In other Mastodon news, the ORIGINAL Paul Romano artwork for Remission is up for bids on ebay!
Enslaved have announced a new album, Vertebrae, due in September via their new home Indie Recordings. Look for a European tour with Stonegard and Krakow following the release.
Capricorns have announced their new album River, Bear Your Bones on Lee Dorrian's Rise Above on July 28th in the UK. No word yet on a domestic release date, but you can preview "Seventh Child of A Seventh Child" at their myspace.
Grave - "Bloodpath"
Crust-punk legends Amebix, who we announced would be reforming, have dropped a preview of their upcoming DVD, and it looks fantastic. Check it out here and pre-order the DVD here. Another set of crust punk legends, Discharge has announced a new album, Desensitise, to be released in August, and a European tour to follow. Tour dates are below.
LA's Ancestors have announced the release of their debut LP Neptune With Fire and are streaming segments of it over at their myspace (the whole thing is due 8/19). The LP will limited to 300 copies on translucent gold. Ancestors will be playing one date (9/7 at the Echoplex) with Witch, Graveyard, and Earthless which is part of a short Witch/Earthless West Coast tour. Tour dates are below.
Children Of Bodom and Between The Buried And Me have teamed up for a four week tour including a single date at Hammerstein Ballroom with The Black Dahlia Murder (who are rumored to be doing the entire tour as well). Tickets are on sale. BTBAM are currently getting ready for a new DVD which will be shot on August 2nd in Nashville. Children Of Bodom guitarist Roope Latvala has a guest appearance on the new Amon Amarth record, Twilight of the Thunder God, along with L.G. Petrov (Entombed) and Apocalyptica.
Lustmord - [Other]: Frightening dark ambient soundscapes. Other is other-worldly. Recommended
Fuck The Facts - Disgorge Mexico: Destructive, experimental and ultimately one bad ass grind-metal record. Recommended.
US Christmas - Eat The Low Dogs: A dark, psychedelic, sludgy trip through the deep south.
Mouth Of The Architect - Quietly: Post-metal thunder in the vein of Neurosis, earlier Isis, or Cult Of Luna. Quietly won't win any new fans, but genre fans will be pleased.
The Dillinger Escape Plan @ Irving Plaza (more by Lori Baily)
NEWS BLAST (BEATS):
- Ben Weinman of Dillinger Escape Plan has a solo show scheduled for August 13th at John Zorn's club, The Stone. There are no advance ticket sales.
- Trash Talk is straming their entire new album over at Punknews.org.
- Ceremony has announced a show at Cakeshop on August 28th.
- Municipal Waste was recently robbed in Texas.
- Darkthrone has announced a new album, Dark Thrones & Black Flags, due for release on October 20th.
- Deaf Nephews (aka Dale Crover of Melvins & Toshi Kasai of Big Business) will produce the debut EP from Tweak Bird due September 9th.
- Zozobra's release date for their new record, Bird Of Prey, has been pushed back to August 5th. Presale with tee shirt is going on NOW.
- Phobia has announced a new split with fellow grinders Gadget due soon on Haunted Hotel Records. Look for "7 - 10" new songs (they "can't remember with to much rum"). Meanwhile, you can check out "Continue Insane" from their upcoming album on Willowtip, 22 Random Acts of Violence, at their myspace.
- Taint has announced a new set of European tour dates, including a few with Clutch, Neurosis, A Storm Of Light, Carcass & The Berserker. Dates are below.
- Metallica's new album cover. Insert human anatomy joke here.
- Don Caballero has posted another new track from Punkgasrm, "Lord Krepelka" at ilike.com.
- The Cast Pattern has announced a set of tour dates through the month of August. Check 'em out below.
- Every Time I Die have decided to jump ship from Ferret, and are currently seeking a new label home.
- Benediction's video for "Killing Music" is available here.
- Check out this great article on Norwegian Black Metal that ran in The Believer.
- Complete Failure have posted footage from a recent show in Sacremento.
- Neo-thrashers Warbringer have announced a new drummer, Nic Ritter of Prototype.
- A Life Once Lost's Bob Meadows has started a new mathcore side project NO People.
- Ringworm are hitting the roads of Europe at the end of August and beginning of September. Tour dates are below.
- Wolves In The Throne Room's magnum opus Two Hunters has FINALLY dropped on wax. Get it at their store.
- Order Of Ennead, an "extreme metal" band (what does that mean anymore?) featuring Deicide drummer Steve Asheim, have posted a new song, "The Culling", at Earache's myspace.
Torche @ Webster Hall (more by Jason Bergman)
INTRONAUT - PREHISTORICISMS TRACKLISTING:
The Literal Black Cloud
Cavernous Den Of Shame
The Reptilian Brain
CROM - 2008 TOUR DATES
July 28 - Knitting Factory Hollywood, California*
August 23 - Safari Sams Hollywood, California**
September 5 - TBA, New York, New York
September 6 - TBA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 7 - TBA, Baltimore, Maryland
September 8 - TBA, Washington, D.C.
September 9 - TBA, Fredericksburg/Richmond, Virginia
September 10 - TBA, New Brunswick, New Jersey
September 11 - TBA, Providence, Rhode Island
September 12 - TBA, Boston, Massachusetts
September 13 - TBA, Brooklyn, New York
w/ Municipal Waste, Annihilation Time
w/ Raven, Hirax and Hatchet
NECROPHAGIST, DYING FETUS, BENEATH THE MASSACRE and VEIL OF MAYA - 2008 TOUR DATES
Aug. 26 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Aug. 27 - Portland, OR - Rock N Roll Pizza
Aug. 28 - Boise, ID - The Venue
Aug. 29 - Ogden, UT - Club Boom Va
Aug. 30 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
Aug. 31 - Wichita, KS - Club Oz
Sep. 02 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
Sep. 03 - Pittsburgh, PA - TBA
Sep. 04 - Rochester, NY - The Penny Arcade
Sep. 05 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (w/ CARCASS)
Sep. 06 - New York, NY - Nokia Theatre (w/ CARCASS; no BENEATH THE MASSACRE, VEIL OF MAYA)
Sep. 07 - Virginia Beach, VA - Steppin Out
Sep. 08 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
Sep. 09 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (w/ CARCASS; no BENEATH THE MASSACRE, VEIL OF MAYA)
Sep. 10 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
WATAIN, WITHERED, BOOK OF BLACK EARTH - 2008 TOUR DATES
10/3 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
10/4 Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
10/7 Boston, MA @ The Middle East
10/8 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
10/9 Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub
10/10 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
10/11 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
10/12 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/13 Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
10/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/15 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/16 Portland, OR @ Rotture
10/17 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
10/18 Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
10/19 San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
10/20 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
10/21 Farmington, NM @ Gator's
10/23 Dallas, TX @ Reno's Chop Shop
10/24 Victoria, TX @ Mario's Ballroom
10/25 Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/26 New Orleans, LA @ Red Dragon
10/28 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
10/29 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/31 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/1 Allentown, PA @ Sterling Hotel
CHILDREN OF BODOM, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME - 2008 TOUR DATES
Sep. 11 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
Sep. 12 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
Sep. 13 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Sep. 14 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
Sep. 16 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Sep. 18 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Sep. 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern
Sep. 20 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Sep. 21 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
Sep. 22 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Sep. 23 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
Sep. 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Salt Air
Sep. 26 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Sep. 27 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
Sep. 28 - St. Louis, MO - Pop's
Sep. 30 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
Oct. 01 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Oct. 02 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Oct. 03 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Oct. 04 - Detroit, MI - Clutch's Cargo
Oct. 06 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Oct. 07 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
Oct. 08 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Oct. 09 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
Oct. 10 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
WITCH, EARTHLESS, ASSEMBLE HEAD IN SUNBURST SOUND - 2008 TOUR DATES
9/2 @ Studio 7 Seattle, WA
9/3 @ East End Portland, OR
9/4 @ Café Du Nord San Francisco, CA
9/5 @ Brookdale Lodge Brookdale, CA
9/6 @ The Casbah San Diego, CA
9/7 @ Echoplex Los Angeles, CA *
* w/ Graveyard, The Warlocks, Ancestors + More
TAINT - 2008 TOUR DATES
July, 26 - CUSSED FEST, BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB, LEEDS
August, 12 - tbc, GALWAY/WATERFORD/LONDONDERRY
August, 13 - AUNTIE ANNIES, BELFAST
August, 14 - THE BOOM BOOM ROOM, DUBLIN
August, 15 - THE WHISKEY, CORK
August, 16 - RESCUE ROOMS, NOTTINGHAM*
August, 18 - ZODIAC, OXFORD*
August, 19 - BURGERWEESHUIS, DEVENTER*
August, 20 - ESSIGFABRIK, COLOGNE**
August, 21 - 013, TILBURG***
August, 22 - CARLO LEVI, LIEGE
August, 23 - NEGASONIC, AALST
August, 28 - BARFLY, BRIGHTON*
August, 29 - BARFLY, BIRMINGHAM*
August, 30 - ISLINGTON ACADEMY, LONDON*
September, 20 - ZXZW Festival - Extase, Tilburg ^
October, 4 - MELTDOWN FEST, BARFLY, BIRMINGHAM
November, 22 - DAMNATION FESTIVAL, Leeds University, LEEDS^^
* w/ Clutch
** w/ Neurosis & A Storm Of Light
*** w/ Made Out Of Babies
^ w/ Bul Bul, Tortuga & Paint It Black
^^ w/ Carcass, Sigh, The Bezerker
RINGWORM - 2008 TOUR DATES
Jul. 25 - Cleveland, OH Peabody's
Aug. 23 - Ieper - Ieper Festival (Belgium)
Aug. 24 - London - Underworld (Great Britain)
Aug. 25 - Birmingham - Asylum (Great Britain)
Aug. 26 - Cardiff - Barfly (Great Britain)
Sep. 06 - Rotterdam - De Baroeg Open Air (Netherlads)
Sep. 10 - Hamburg - Hafenklang (Germany)
Sep. 11 - Kopenhagen - Lades (Denmark)
Sep. 12 - Hengelo - Innocent (Netherlands)
Sep. 13 - Linköping - Deadfest (Sweden)
DISCHARGE - 2008 TOUR DATES
JULY 13TH - BACARDI CLUB CALLAC BRITTANY
JULY 25TH - LAGOA PORTUGAL BURNING FESTIVAL
AUG 1ST - NOTTINGHAM JUNCTION SEVEN
AUG 2ND - STOKE ON TRENT THE GLEBE
AUG 9TH - BLACKPOOL REBELLION PUNK FEST
AUG 14TH - CARDIFF THE BAR FLY
AUG 15TH - KINGSTON (S/W LONDON) THE PEEL
AUG 16TH - *TO BE CONFIRMED*
AUG 17TH - DERBY FIRST FLOOR (WITH TOTAL CHAOS)
AUG 21ST - OSLO NORWAY (WITH HAGGIS) *VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED*
AUG 22ND - BERGEN NORWAY (WITH HAGGIS) *VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED*
AUG 23RD - SWEDEN RASSLE PUNK FEST (WITH HAGGIS)
AUG 24TH - HELSINKI FINLAND *TO BE CONFIRMED*
SEPT 10TH TO SEPT 14TH - *SPANISH TOUR DATES TO BE CONFIRMED*
SEPT 19TH - MANSFIELD THE TOWNHOUSE
SEPT 20TH - BANGOR WALES (DIRTY WEEKEND FEST)
SEPT 24TH - SOUTHAMPTON JOINERS
SEPT 25TH - *TO BE CONFIRMED*
SEPT 26TH - PLYMOUTH THE WHITE RABBIT
SEPT 27TH - BATH RACECOURSE (BLACK SWAN FESTIVAL)
THE CAST PATTERN - 2008 TOUR DATES
8/8 Whittier, CA @ The Green Turtle
8/9 Las Vegas, NV @ Jillians
8/10 Fresno, CA @ The Exit
8/11 San Jose, CA @ San Jose Skate
8/12 Elko, NV @ The Igloo
8/13 Hyrum, UT @ The Azteca
8/14 Aurora, CO @ Wyatt's Torch
8/15 Rapid City, SD @ The Imperial Inn
8/16 Fargo, ND @ The Red Raven Espresso Parlor
8/17 Rogers, MN @ Showcase Skatepark & Venue
8/18 Mokena, IL @ The Soundlab
8/19 Lake Station, IN @ Lake Station Eagles Club
8/20 Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
8/21 Belton, MI @ Cactus Jacks
8/22 Wichita, KS @ OZ Cafe
8/27 Corpus Christi, TX @ The Compound
8/28 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
8/29 Abilene, TX @ Rose Park Activity Center