by Black Bubblegum

Landmine Marathon

I think its safe to say that I am a smidge eager to get my dirty little hands on the new Landmine Marathon. Due October 28th on Level Plane, Rusted Eyes Awake features guest throat by Jonny Davy (Job For A Cowboy) and Antony Hamalainen (Nightrage) and is the follow-up to this year's awesome split with Scarecrow (mems Repulsion, Noothgrush, Dekapitator, Exhumed). Check out "Bile Towers" available for download above!

Toxic Holocaust has posted four songs from their vicious new rabid dog, An Overdose Of Death (due Sept 2nd on Relapse). Check out "Gravelord", "War Is Hell", and "Endless Armageddon" at their myspace and download the ravenous "Wild Dogs" above! The band is currently working on a video for "Wild Dogs", we'll let you know when that drops.

Jesu will drop the Why Are We Not Perfect? EP which is the Jesu part of their recent split with Eluvium with some added bonus tracks. Look for that on August 19th via Hydra Head. Jesu recently dropped their split with Battle Of Mice on Robotic Empire.

Heaven & Hell, Metal Masters Tour, PNC, NJ - Aug 9, 2008 (kitty kowalski)
Metal Masters

In what has to be a first, Black Sabbath (or, in this case Heaven & Hell) have apologized for NOT playing their hit "Neon Knights" at both NY area Metal Masters shows. In related Metal Masters news, Testament has been added to the NYC date of the previously mentioned Children Of Bodom, Between The Buried and Me, and (now official) The Black Dahlia Murder tour.

Tombs are currently hard at work on their new album Winter Hours. It's the follow up to the their collossal self-titled debut on Black Box (Mike Hill of Tombs's label). Look for it to land in Feb of 2009. Meanwhile, the boys are readying a tour of Europe including dates with faves Capsule, Pulling Teeth and Ultra Dolphins.

The Haunted, Trap Them, more Metal Masters, Clutch, Baroness and much more below...

Judas Priest, Metal Masters Tour, PNC, NJ - Aug 9, 2008 (kitty kowalski)
Metal Masters

The Haunted posted a new song called "Moronic Colossus" from their upcoming record Versus (cover art here) to their myspace. In related news, Peter Dolving revealed via interview that he is working on a "really heavy" new side project called O. Look for it to sound like "early Neurosis meets Queens Of The Stone Age".... interesting description.

Trap Them announced a new set of tour dates for Sept and Oct, including one date in Edison, NJ on Sept 20th. Full tour schedule below. As announced before, Trap Them's Seizures in Barren Praise will drop this fall. is reporting that Ocean (not THE Ocean) have announced the follow-up to the massively underrated Here Where Nothing Grows. Due Nov 1st, Pantheon of the Lesser, marks their first album in 3 years and will feature Yosh from Bloody
on guest vocals on one song, and cover art by Maine based artist Bruce Hutchison. Metalsucks recently interviewed the guys from THE Ocean, check it out here.

Victims Live, 08/02/08

Ceremony are currently on a stupid-ridiculous-ambitious tour of the US, Australia, and then US again picking up shows with bands like Shipwreck AD, Internal Affairs, and Bitter End. The first US leg includes a show at Cake Shop on 8/28 with Seattle's Poverty Bay Saints. The final leg of their tour will feature hardcore heroes Have Heart, Blacklisted, and Let Down with one show at the Knitting Factory on November 17th with recent Deathwish signees New Lows.

Cold World announced a few dates including one on September 21st with Reign Supreme at Cake Shop. Check out all Cold World Dates below. Cold World's Dedicated To Babies Who Came Feet First is out NOW, check out my thoughts on it below, and stream it here.

These Arms Are Snakes scheduled a west coast tour with sBach. Full tour dates are below. These Arms Are Snakes have a new record on the way.

Testament, Metal Masters Tour, Jones Beach - Aug 10, 2008 (
Metal Masters

Suicide Note - Empty Rooms: Jesus Lizard-meets-Fugazi on this striking post-hardcore punk record. Check out "Black Room" above.
Asva - What We Don't Know Is Frontier: Drone-doom / dark ambient reminiscent of current luminaries like Nadja or sunn 0))). Highly remommended.
Atavist / Nadja - II: Points At Infinity: A true collaboration, this meeting of doomers Atavist and droners Nadja mixes moments of extreme heavy riffing and song structure with ambient soundscaping. Highly recommended.
XXX Maniak/Coffins - Split: There are 22 tracks on this joint, with 2 belonging to the mighty Coffins and the remainder to pornogrind fiends XXX Maniak, both clocking in at approximately the same time. Reccommended for fans of either.
Cold World - Dedicated To Babies Who Came Feet First: Don't read the following and immediately jump ship..... Excellent old school hardcore with hip hop influence. Think hip hop INTERLUDES and intros surrounded by raucous hardcore songwriting. OUT NOW.
Bongripper - Hate Asbury: Stoner doom meets ambient meets psychedlic noise in this compelling, thundering, and totally indie (look ma, no label!) record. Pick it up from the band directly for a measly $7.

Motorhead, Metal Masters Tour, PNC, NJ - Aug 9, 2008 (kitty kowalski)
Metal Masters

- As expected, Decapitated is on "indefinite hiatus".
- SSS have posted a new track for streaming, "Ride The Best - Fuck The Rest", from their upcoming new album, The Dividing Line (due Nov 11th).
- FETO will release the new album by Cripple Bastards on October 13th, Variante Alla Morte. Check out the new song "Allergie Da Contatto" at their myspace. Also due on FETO on the same day, Burning The Prospect's No Great Design.
- Clutch is currently streaming their new live album Full Fathom Five at AOL.
- Paint it Black & Trash Talk will team up for a European tour. Dates are down below. Trash Talk's awesome new S/T record is out now.
- The second pressing of the Baroness/Unpersons A Grey Sigh In A Flower Husk split is available for preorder NOW.
- Pitchfork's Show No Mercy Column is back. Check it out here.
- Biohazard has announced a show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey on Oct 3rd. Tickets are on sale.
- has dropped Volume 8 of their sampler series. Download it for free here.
- Lambgoat interviewed Rob Fusco of Most Precious Blood / One King Down fame.
- The worst named band ever, Lesbian, is heading into the studio.
- Check out pics from a recent Bloodbath show (Opeth side project) here.
- Check out an audio interview with Mastodon's Bill Kelliher here.
- Gorogoroth recently recreated the infamous Krakow stage show at Wacken Open Air. Check out video from that show here and here.
- The Living Fields have signed to Candlelight Records.
- Intronaut has offered an update from their Ultimate Brodeo tour.
- Goodfellow Records has signed Vatican Chainsaw Massacre.
- War From a Harlot's Mouth has posted a new song to their myspace page. The band plays the Knitting Factory with Fuck The Facts, Psyopus, & Left To Vanish on August 18th. Tickets are still available.
- Amenra side project Kingdom have a record coming on Genet.
- The Acacia Strain has posted a new song from the upcoming Continent to their myspace page.

CROM East Coast Tour Flyer
Crom Tour

AUG 31 - Seattle WA, Bumbershoot (no sBACH)
SEPT 5 - Portland OR, Dante's (no sBACH)
SEPT 12 - Spokane WA, Big Dipper
SEPT 13 - Tacoma WA, Hell's Kitchen
SEPT 16 - Grass City CA, Center for the Arts
SEPT 17 - San Francisco CA, Bottom of the Hill
SEPT 18 - Los Angeles CA, Spaceland
SEPT 19 - Pomona CA, Elks Pomona Lodge
SEPT 20 - San Diego CA, Che Café Collective
SEPT 21 - Santa Barbara CA, Muddy Waters
SEPT 23 - Reno NV, Tonic Lounge

09/20: Edison, NJ @ Stelton Church w/ Fight Amp
09/21: Doylestown, PA @ Moose Lodge w/ Fight Amp
09/22: Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Fight Amp
09/23: Virginia Beach, VA @ Steppin Out w/ Fight Amp
09/26: Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway
09/27: Lexington, SC @ Roundhill Community Center
09/28: Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel Cafe w/ Furnace
09/29: Orlando, FL @ Black Box w/ Furnace
09/30: Tallahassee, FL @ Shed w/ Furnace
10/02: Birmingham, AL @ Cave 9 w/ Furnace
10/03: Nashville, TN @ Muse w/ Furnace
10/05: Indianapolis, IN @ 1511 w/ Furnace
10/06: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Furnace
10/08: Bowling Green, OH @ Howards H w/ Furnace
10/09: Toronto, ONT @ Studio BLR w/ Furnace
10/10: Montreal, QC @ Katacombes w/ Furnace

September 12 The Stage Arnhem
September 13 DeadFest Linkoping
September 14 Hafenklang Hamburg
September 15 Cassiopeia/Skatehalle Berlin
September 16 007 Prague
September 17 Arena Vienna
September 18 Exhuas Trier
September 19 Juha West Stuttgart
September 20 Parkhaus Meiderich Duisburg
September 20 ZXZW Festival Tilburg
September 21 Le Klub Paris
September 22 The Fighting Cocks London
September 23 Le Pub Newport
September 24 Star & Garter Manchester
September 25 Trash Leeds
September 26 The Engine Room Brighton
September 27 Ill Blood Fest Izegem

08/14 Regina, SK, Canada @ The Club
08/15 Winnipeg, MB, Canada @ The Spot
08/17 Toronto, ON, Canada @ Siesta Nouveaux
08/18 Montreal, QC, Canada @ LBH
08/19 Quebec City, QC, Canada @ L\'Anti
08/20 Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House
08/21 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Community Center
08/24 Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
08/26 Milford, CT @ Point Beach Club House*
08/28 New York City, NY @ The Cake Shop*
08/29 Long Island, NY @ VPN*
08/30 Edison, NJ @ Stelton Baptist Church*
08/31 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space*
09/01 London, KY @ American Legion*
09/02 Nashville, TN @ The Muse*
09/03 New Orleans, LA @ The Higherground*
09/04 Jonesboro, AR @ The Commonwealth*
09/05 Oklahoma City, OK @ OKC Infoshop*
09/07 Albuquerque, NM @ Telos Campus House*
09/08 Tuscon, AZ @ The Living Room*
09/09 La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe*
09/10 Riverside, CA @ Pharaoh's Den*
09/12 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman*
09/25 Enigma, Adelaide
09/26 Arthouse, Melbourne
09/27 Youth Centre, Tuggeranong Canberra AA
09/28 Hermanns, Sydney AA (day)
09/28 Hermanns, Sydney AA (night)
10/01 Princess Theatre, Brisbane AA**
10/02 J Bar, Noosa AA**
10/03 Expressive Grounds, Gold Coast AA**
10/04 High School, Byron Bay AA**
10/05 TBA
10/20 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar***
10/21 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club^
10/22 Atlanta, GA @ MJQ
10/23 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth ^
10/24 Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar ^
10/25 Birmingham, AL @ Cave 9 ^
10/26 Memphis, TN @ Singleton Community Center
10/27 Tulsa, OK @ Pinkeye
10/28 Austin, TX @ Red 7 ^^
10/30 Phoenix, AZ @ Modified Arts
10/31 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction ^^^
11/01 Berkeley @ 924 Gilman
11/02 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
11/03 Tacoma, WA @ Viaduct
11/05 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
11/06 Mission, KS @ Mission Theatre
11/07 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
11/08 Madison, WI @ Club 770#
11/10 Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter#
11/11 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick#
11/12 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys w/Convicted
11/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project#
11/14 Syracuse, NY @ Klub Polski#
11/15 Boston, MA @ The ICC %
11/16 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
11/17 Manhattan, NY @ Knitting Factory %
11/18 Livingston, NJ @ Goodtimes %
11/19 Deer Park , NY @ Deer Park VFW %
* w/ Poverty Bay Saints
** w/ Carpathian & Shipwreck AD
*** w/ Have Heart, Blacklisted, Let Down, Ruiner
^ w/ Have Heart, Blacklisted, Let Down, Swamp Thing
^^ w/ Have Heart, Blacklisted, Let Down, Bitter End
^^^ w/ Have Heart, Blacklisted, Let Down, Internal Affairs
# w/ Have Heart, Blacklisted, Let Down, Convicted
% w/ Have Heart, Blacklisted, Let Down, New Lows

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