by Black Bubblegum

Attila Csihar of Mayhem, The Winterdemon (metalnorge)

Highly influential black metallers Mayhem have announced that they will tour the US in spring of 2009! The 21 date tour will be announced soon, but in the meantime, look for the band to announce a new guitarist to replace departing axe-slinger Blasphemer. Mayhem's Attila Csihar lent his unholy vokills to the new Jarboe record Mahakali due Oct 14th on The End. Skip on down for video of Thurston Moore discussing Mayhem.

Doomriders are currently grinding away at their new album due on Deathwish in 2009! In the meantime, look for the band to hit the Autobahn on a European tour with Disfear & SSS. SSS is currently streaming two new tracks from their upcoming record The Dividing Line. Doomriders recently played Europa.

Metallica is streaming six tracks from Death Magnetic. Check out my review for their new record below.

Guitarist Kris Norris has left Darkest Hour and is "actively pursing some producing routes and any band that might want a guitarist".

Corrupted LIVE (tawaraya)

The extremely elusive Japanese doomers (in fact, the above is one of the only pictures I have ever found of them), Corrupted announced a brief West Coast tour with Asunder, check out the flyer here. Asunder's Works Will Come Undone recently dropped on vinyl via Kreation Records, pick it up here. Corrupted's (current? these guys are elusive I tell ya!) bassist Lowell Isles's old band, YOB recently reformed.

Vikings Amon Amarth are streaming a new track, "Guardians of Asgaard", from their upcoming Twilight Of The Thunder God.

Bloodbath, the death metal supergroup featuring Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (Katatonia), Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), Martin "Axe" Axenrot(ex-Witchery, Opeth), and Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson, will drop their new studio album The Fathomless Mystery on Oct 28th via Peaceville Records. Filled with ""nothing but hateful brutality", check out "Slaughtering The Will To Live" available for download above and stream another track, "Mock The Cross", at their myspace.

Bloodbath's cover art, plus news on Danzig, Celtic Frost, Landmine Marathon, sunn 0))), Necrophagist, Immortal and so much more....

Bloodbath's The Fathomless Mystery cover art

Brooklyn boys Tombs have completed construction of the man-beast known as Winter Hours, their debut for Relapse. Recorded at the Etching Tin Studios in Richmond, VA with engineer Ian Whalen, look for it to drop in February 2009. The band is currently on the road in Europe, but have a single date planned at Fontana's in NYC on Oct 8th with Unearthly Trance and Black Anvil. Full tour dates are below. Speaking of Black Anvil, check out the interview the band did for Legacy fanzine.

20 Buck Spin have announced the debut album by doomy newcomers Samothrace, Life's Trade. Produced by the mighty Sanford Parker (member of Minsk, touring member Nachtmystium), if "Slaughter The Will To Live" is any indication (get it above), Life's Trade is gonna be massive. Samothrace is about to embark on a highly ambitious 70 city tour including a single night in NYC at the Precious Metal party at Lit on 10/6. Swing down low for the full tour schedule.

Caina's new record, Temporary Antennae, is now available exclusively through their label, Profound Lore.

Alabama Thunderpussy have called it quits. Frown. At least Kyle Thomas can focus on Exhorder now.

North played a stellar set with Rosetta and Balboa at the Unsound party last month... heavy, spacey and just plain powerful. Their newest joint, What You Were, recently dropped on Cavity Records, and band have been kind enough to drop off "Eidolon" for download above!

Tablature book at Necrophagist's merch table. Metalinjection recently interviewed the band.

Glenn Danzig - Vocals
Tommy Victor (Prong) - Guitar
Steve Zing - Bass
Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative) - Drums

Landmine Marathon have announces a few West Coast dates, including a pair with cinemagrind faves Graf Orlock. Check out tour dates below. Landmine Marathon's Rusted Eyes Awake drops on Oct 28th, but you can download "Bile Towers" here.

Battlefields are currently working on their new record, which is "60+ minutes worth of new material" and will consist of "5 songs, broken down into 8 tracks" and with "songs ranging from 16 minutes in length to a mere 5". The artwork will be done by reknowned artist Paul Romano (artwork for Mastodon, Godflesh, The Red Chord). Look for the band to drop a preview track on myspace next month.

Hardcore youth crew Internal Affairs have called it quits, but not before hitting the east coast for one last hurrah including a date in Long Island, NY on Jan 28th, 2009. Tour dates are below.

Thurston Moore discussing Mayhem - Is he a fan, or dissing them?

Italians The Secret are currently working on their new album and are streaming a pair of new songs at their myspace. The Secret recently dropped Disintoxication and posted a video for "Funeral Monolith".

New Mexican Disaster Squad have called it quits.

As we all expected, Celtic Frost has officially disbanded.

Javelina have added a handful of East Coast tour dates in Mid-November that will take them as far south as Florida. Check out full tour dates below.

Immortal Live @ Graspop 2008 Pt 1.

Click for parts two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight.

Original Sodom drummer Chris Dudek, (aka Witchhunter) passed away on Sept 7th. No further details are available. Witchhunter recently appeared on The Final Sign Of Evil, the re-recording of the classic Sodom EP In The Sign Of Evil with the rest of the original lineup. R.I.P. Witchhunter.

Finns Horna announced their new album, Sanojesi Äärelle. Details are sketchy, but the band have released their artwork for the double disc which is due November 18th via Moribund.


Thou have added a pair of shows on Oct 18th, three days after they damn the Knitting Factory with sunn 0))). Check 'em out at ABC No Rio and Supreme Trading. More details to come. Tickets for the Knitting Factory show are still available.

DIY venue Less Artists More Condos have announced a pair of shows for the discerning heavy music fan: Sep 27 with Krallice, Satanized, & White Suns and Oct 4 with Drunkdriver supporting Extra Life and Dan Friel (Parts And Labor). Krallice play with Lightning Bolt on Sept 13th.

Grinders Total Fucking Destruction have announced their new record, Peace, Love & Total Fucking Destruction due Oct 28th on Enucleation Records. Featuring Richard Hoak (also Brutal Truth), the band released Zen & The Art of Total Fucking Destruction in 2007 and was featured on Relapse's 2008 grind comp This Comp Kills Fascists.

Obituary guitarist Ralph Santolla (also ex-Deicide, Death, Iced Earth) has dropped the following message:

"I just wanted to put this out to let people know I'm going to be giving lessons on the upcoming Obituary U.S. tour. I'll take 2-3 people per day, and it would be better if anybody interested was at an intermediate-to-advanced level. If you're interested, contact David Pigg at"

Every Time I Die have announced a new US tour with punks The Bronx and metalcore dudes Stick To Your Guns, and though there are new NYC dates to speak of, the have announced a date in Farmingdale, NY on 11/22 and another in South Hackensack, NJ on 11/21. ETID are currently free agents.

Unleashed - "Black Horizon"

H2O have scheduled a tour with Bane, Energy, and Cruel Hand including a single date at Irving Plaza on 11/23. Tickets are on sale.

Jesu is currently streaming the new EP Why Are We Not Perfect? here.

Mastodon, Deerhunter, and comedians Brian Posehn and Brent Weinbach have teamed up to mark the 15th anniversary of Chunklet Magazine. Taking place over two days at the 40 Watt in Athens, Deerhunter & Weinbach will play on the first night, Oct 10 (tickets here), with Mastodon & Posehn closing the festivities on Oct 11th (tickets here).

Burst is streaming three songs from their upcoming Lazarus Bird.

Sunn O))), live at the Øya Festival, Oslo

Motorhead - Motorizer: Motorizer is exactly what you think it would be; a simple, heavy, and somewhat predictable effort from the kings of what they do.
Intronaut - Prehistoricisms: Going decidedly more "tech" and less heavy this go around (which is definitely not a bad thing), Recommended, though I can't say I enjoyed it as much as Null or The Challenger EP
Light Yourself On Fire - Intimacy: Check out my thoughts here.
Obituary - Left to Die: With two new songs, one cover (Celtic Frost's "Dethroned Emperor"), and one re-recorded classic, it's worth a listen for "Slowly We Rot" alone.
Metallica - Death Magnetic: Happy, yet shocked to report that Death Magnetic is, while far from their finest work, is an above average effort and nowhere near the embarassment that was St. Anger. Imagine modern Metallica effectively melding with Puppets era Metallica.
Young Widows - Old Wounds: An excellent follow-up to Settle Down City, Old Wounds is the moment where Young Widows comes into their own. Reccommended. Download two tracks from Old Wounds here.
Jesu - Why Are We Not Perfect?: Possibly the most serene and pensive Jesu release, washes of distortion are traded for more and more melody. Between this and the recent split with Battle Of Mice, it'll be interesting to see what direction Broadrick takes Jesu.
Narrows - 7": A very interesting taste of what's to come from this experimental post-hardcore supergroup of sorts. And I LOVE the ending of "Life Vests Float, Kids Don't" (download it here). Can't wait for the LP
Bitter End - 7": Simple, brutal, and fun modern hardcore with a successful tip of the hat to the forefathers.

- The Haunted will stream their new album Versus for one week starting Sept 12, 2008.
- Nifelheim added a west coast date in LA on OCt 26th as part of the Appease The Beast 2 Festival.
- Randy of Lamb of God joined Children of Bodom on stage in Norfolk. The band is currently on tour with Between The Buried And Me, including a single show at Hammerstein with Testament. (Tickets here)
- Suicidal Tendencies are embarking on a US Tour, including a date at Irving Plaza in NYC on Dec 4th. Ticket info is forthcoming.
- Meshuggah dropped in to visit with Bruce Dickinson at his radio show.
- Intronaut are currently filming a video with Sera Timms, director of videos by Isis and Pelican.
- Relapse records signed Obscura.
- Most Precious Blood have offered an update on their new album.
- Architect is currently booking a North American tour. If you want 'em in your city, holla atcho boy.
- Metal Underground interviewed Scott Kelly (Neurosis).
- Fear Before The March of Flames is now just plain Fear Before, not that you have been paying attention.
- The Dillinger Escape Plan founder/guitarist Ben Weinman sat down to discuss dropping off the Suicide Silence tour, the current drummer sitch and the new album. Download it here.
- Ivar Bjørnson on Enslaved sat down for an interview with Metal Experience.
- Deathcycle have announced a show at Cake Shop on November 15th with Mind Eraser.
- Steve Austin of Today Is The Day announced that his label, Supernova Records, will not release CDs- only vinyl and digital formats.
- Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation was interviewed by Vile Noise.
- Vader have confirmed that they have split with Mauser and Daray.
- The reunited Earth Crisis have signed a deal with Century Media.
- Rat from Discharge was recently interviewed by his myspace page keeper.
- Metal Injection went record shopping with Municipal Waste.
- Leng Tch'e scheduled a Canadian tour with Krisiun, and Paroxysm. Leng Tch'e recently replaced their lead singer while Krisiun recently dropped Southern Storm
- Check out a video interview with Dismember here and here.

September 12 THE FENTON, LEEDS
September 14 1 in 12, BRADFORD
September 17 THE CLL, LILLE
September 19 AZ, AACHEN
October 8 Fontana's, New York, New York*
October 25 The Church, Boston, Massachusetts
* w/ Unearthly Trance Tombs Black Anvil Novelist

11/7 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe*
11/8 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
11/9 Isla Vista, CA @ The Pink Mailbox*
11/10 TBA
11/11 Reno, NV @ Studio on 4th
11/12 Portland, OR @ TBA
11/13 Medford, OR @ Johnny B's
11/14 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman St.
11/15 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse Record Store*
* w/ Graf Orlock

09/09/2008 Bside Gallery - Wichita, KS w/Dead Commuter, Cordycep Deth, Church of the Burning Snake
09/10/2008 Rubber Gloves - Denton, TX w/Resigned to Fate, Hyperion
09/11/2008 Bar of Soap - Dallas, TX w/Blood Ov, Varvadoss, and Cleric
09/12/2008 Room 710 - Austin, TX w/The Roller, Fuck Work, The Malestrom
09/13/2008 Memo's Sports bar - Pasadena, TX w/PLF, Perpetual Madness and Satannabis
09/14/2008 Mojo's - Shreveport, Louisiana w/ Ketea
09/15/2008 Andy's Place - Baton Rouge, Louisiana w/Pussyhawk and Barghest
09/16/2008 Dragon's Den - NOLA, Louisiana w/Mars, Pussyhawk
09/17/2008 TBA - Birmingham, AL
09/18/2008 TBA - Pensacola, FL
09/19/2008 Transitions - Tampa, FL w/Howl, Liquid Limbs, Dark Castle, Flying Snakes, Saltmine
09/20/2008 Black Box Collective - Orlando, FL w/Dark Castle
09/21/2008 Nobby's - St. Augustine, FL w/Dark Castle
09/22/2008 Shantytown - Jacksonville, FL w/Dark Castle
09/23/2008 TBA - Savannah, GA
09/24/2008 Caledonia Lounge - Athens, GA w/Armazilla, Subrig Destroyer, Aquila
09/25/2008 Lenny's Bar - Atlanta, GA w/Sons of Tonatiuh
09/26/2008 The Local - Chattanooga, TN w/Hoth, Light Pupil Dilate
09/27/2008 TBA - Asheville, NC
09/28/2008 TBA - NC
09/29/2008 Nara Sushi - Richmond, Virginia w/Cough
09/30/2008 Corpse Fortress D.C. - Washington DC w/ Oak, Cough
10/01/2008 Barclay House - Baltimore, MD
10/02/2008 Millcreek Tavern - Philadelphia, PA w/Khann, Wetnurse, Wizard Eye
10/03/2008 TBA - Philadelphia, PA
10/04/2008 Rudy's - New Haven, CT w/Sea of Bones
10/05/2008 TBA - Boston-area MA
10/06/2008 Lit Lounge - New York City, NY w/Aquila
10/07/2008 The Pussy Barrel - Rochester, NY w/Spoonful of Vicodan, Ordinary Men and Women
10/08/2008 Legion of Doom - Columbus, OH
10/09/2008 The Bluerock Tavern - Cincinnati, OH w/Beneath Oblivion
10/10/2008 TBA...Ft. Wayne/ Area
10/11/2008 Chicago... Metal Shaker - Chicago, IL w/Lone Wolf and Cub
10/12/2008 319 Garfield - Milwaukee, WI w/Abaddon
10/13/2008 TBA - Madison, WI
10/14/2008 TBA - St. Louis-area
10/16/2008 The Grill/ROTC - Fayetteville, AR w/Deadbird, Dirtmother
10/17/2008 Noel, Lisa, Cedric, etc... House - Tulsa, OK
10/18/2008 Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK w/The Flood, Rainbows Are Free
10/19/2008 Spinks @ Neil Diamond - Oklahoma City, OK
10/22/2008 Replay - Lawrence, KS w/Rabbid Rabbit - Record Release Show
10/23/2008 Blast-Mat - Denver, CO w/Burn Heavy
10/24/2008 TBA - Albuquerque, NM
10/25/2008 TBA - Flagstaff, AZ
10/26/2008 TBA - Phoenix, AZ
10/27/2008 House Show @ Chuey/Jaime's - Los Angeles, CA w/Barren
10/28/2008 Hazmat - Oakland, CA w/Embers
10/29/2008 Thee Parkside Bar - San Francisco, CA w/Giant Squid, One Hundred Sons
10/30/2008 Monstros Pizza - Chico, CA w/The Makai,
10/31/2008 Halloween Show in PDX - Portland, OR
11/01/2008 Squid and Ink - Seattle, WA
11/02/2008 Green Frog Acoustic Room - Bellingham, WA w/Piano Mover
11/03/2008 TBA - Tacoma, WA
11/04/2008 TBA - Olympia, WA
11/05/2008 TBA - Portland, OR
11/06/2008 TBA - Boise, ID
11/07/2008 TBA - Salt Lake City, UT
11/08/2008 Curtis St. Bar - Denver, CO
11/09/2008 TBA - Lincoln, NE
11/10/2008 Arts Center - Vermillion, SD w/Servium
11/11/2008 TBA - Fargo, ND
11/12/2008 TBA - Minneapolis, MN

Oct 12 Berbati's Pan Portland, Oregon
Nov 13 High Tone Memphis, Tennessee
Nov 14 Caledonia Athens, Georgia
Nov 15 Drunken Unicorn Altanta, Georgia
Nov 21 Union Pool Brooklyn, New York
Nov 22 Knitting Factory Manhattan
* w/sunn 0)))

Sep 30 Khyber Philadelphia, Pennsylvania*
Nov 11 NARA Sushi Richmond, Virginia
Nov 14 Transitions Skate Park Tampa, Florida**
Nov 16 TBA New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 17 Lenny's Atlanta, Georgia***
Nov 18 TBA Raleigh, North Carolina^
Nov 19 Nowarehouse Baltimore, Maryland
* w/ Kylesa, ASG, Dissystema
** w/ Man Will Destroy Himself
*** w/ Withered
^ w/ Man Will Destroy Himself

Oct 31 San Francisco, CA - Slims
Nov 1 Eugene, OR - Oak St. Speakeasy
Nov 2 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
Nov 2 Olympia, WA - TBA
Nov 4 Portland, OR - Satyricon
Nov 5 Eureka, CA - Auntie Moe's
Nov 7 Los Angeles, CA - Safari Sam's
Nov 8 Berkeley, CA - Gilman St

Oct. 30 - Joliette, QC - Calimarose
Oct. 31 - Quebec, QC - L'Anti (no KRISIUN)
Nov. 01 - Jonquière, QC - Place Nikitoutagan
Nov. 02 - Rimouski, QC - [to be announced]
Nov. 03 - Ottawa, ON - Rainbow Bistro
Nov. 04 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Électrique
Nov. 05 - Toronto, ON - WreckRoom
Nov. 06 - Sherbrooke, QC - Le Magog
Nov. 07 - Rouyn, QC - Petit Theatre
Nov. 08 - Trois-Rivières, QC - Trois-Rivieres Metalfest (no PAROXYSM)
Nov. 09 - St-Jean, QC - Bar Octane (no KRISIUN)

01/27: Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
01/28: Long Island, NY @ TBA
01/29: Albany, NY @ Valentines
01/30: Montreal, QC @ Cafe Linco
01/31: Boston, MA @ ICC
02/01: Philadlephia, PA @ 1st Unitarian Church

October 11 - Irvine, CA @ Lisk Fest
October 12 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA Sidestage
October 13 - Fresno, CA @ The Exit
October 14 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
October 16 - Anchorage, AK @ Chillkoot Charlies
October 17 - Anchorage, AK @ Club Millennium
November 1 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
November 2 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
November 3 - Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
November 4 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
November 5 - London, ON @ The Salt Lounge
November 6 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
November 7 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
November 8 - Iowa City, IA @ Picador
November 9 - Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
November 11 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
November 12 - Joplin, MO @ The Foundry Music Theatre
November 13 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
November 14 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
November 15 - Greenville, SC @ Handlebar
November 17 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
November 18 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
November 19 - Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
November 20 - Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
November 21 - South Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
November 22 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
November 23 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon

Nov. 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Nov. 28 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Nov. 29 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont
Dec. 01 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Dec. 02 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
Dec. 04 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Dec. 05 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Dec. 06 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Dec. 07 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
Dec. 09 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
Dec. 10 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Dec. 11 - Minneapolis, MN - Station 4
Dec. 13 - Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
Dec. 15 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre
Dec. 16 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues

10/28 Detroit, MI @ The Ritz
10/29 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
10/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Strummers
10/31 Boston, MA @ ICC
11/1 Philadelphia, PA @ 1st Unitarian Church
11/2 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
11/3 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
11/5 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/6 Tampa, FL @ Spring Theatre
11/7 Orlando, FL @ Island Oasis
11/8 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
11/10 Dallas, TX @ The Door
11/11 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
11/13 Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
11/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Safari Sam's
11/15 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
11/16 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
11/18 Denver, CO 2 Cervantes
11/20 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
11/21 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
11/22 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme-Wheels
11/23 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

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