With Absu's new self-titled LP due only a few weeks away (Feb 24th), the band have announced their participation in CIII along with French black metallers Glorior Belli, Austin's Averse Sefira, and Sothis, including a date at BB Kings on June 21st! Tickets are currently on presale here and go on sale to the general public on March 5th. Glorior Belli recently dropped a preview of their upcoming album.

Funeral Mist, the black metal crew featuring Mortuus of Marduk, have announced their NEW album, Maranatha due on Norma Evangelium Diaboli (link NSFW) on Feb 23rd! Funeral Mist's last album, Salvation, was released in 2006. In related/as exciting news, Marduk have announced more dates for their previously reported US trek with Mayhem, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage, and Withered including Irving Plaza on May 21! No ticket details as of yet, but we'll let you know when they surface. Full tour schedule below.

Javelina have announced the more details about their previously announced Sanford Parker-produced LP coming soon on Translation Loss. Their sophomore effort will include nine original tunes, as well as a Buzzov*en cover ("Whisky Fit") that will be featured on a upcoming tribute record (which will also feature contributions from Sourvein, Deadbird, Fistula, Kylesa, Zoroaster and many more). Look for the new record in late summer or early fall with song titles like "You're Going to Hate This", "Towers of Silence", "The Black Blizzard" and "Stepchild".

Grace of Landmine Marathon

Landmine Marathon have scheduled an East Coast tour including TWO nights in NYC! On April 13th, Grace and the boys will descend upon Lit Lounge (Precious Metal) backed by Wizardry and Seizure Crypt. Three days later (4/16), the band have set aside the day to play an additional show in Brooklyn... details are forthcoming. Landmine Marathon are also on board to play both the New England Hardcore & Metal Fest, as well as the Los Angeles Murderfest. Full tour schedule below. Speaking of Wizardry, the band will record their entire live show at Union Pool on Feb 25th for later release.

Pelican have signed with Southern Lord! The band is currently recording material at Red Room studios in Seattle for what will be their debut EP for the label. Look for the new material to be "heavier, darker and very riff-oriented," according to guitarist Trevor De Brauw. Pelican also announced a slew of tour dates with Tombs (none in NYC), including a stint with Wolves In The Throne Room that will bring the trio to SXSW as part of the Southern Lord showcase. WITTR have a new EP AND LP on the way, and recently dropped a live LP, Live at Roadburn.

DeathSpell OmegaDeathspell Omega's Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum - Chaining the Katechon EP, culled from their split with S.V.E.S.T. is out NOW at Southern Lord, and if you were a fan of their last LP, I highly reccommend it. Also of note at Southern Lord: Wolves in The Throne Room's previously mentioned Malevolent Grain EP, the new and mega-rare Boris/Michio Kurihara Cloud Chamber LP (1500 total copies) as well as the Boris Vs. Choukoku - More Echoes, Touching Air Landscape reissue. WITTR's new album Black Cascade is due on Mar 31st.

As we originally reported in September, sunn o))) has a new album on the way that we THOUGHT was called Dimensions. Turns out, according to an interview with The Quietus, the new album is due in May, will be entitled Monoliths & Dimensions, and will feature Jessika Kenney, Eyvind Kang, as well as frequent contributors Oren Ambarchi, Attila Csihar (Mayhem) and Dylan Carlson (Earth). Check out the tracklisting below. Speaking of Stephen O'Malley, the previously discussed Aethenor record, Faking Gold & Murder is out NOW.

Napalm Death, Malkuth, Hellmouth, Cynic, Reverend Bizarre and more below...

Napalm Death's stupendous new album, Time Waits For No Slave, drops on Feb 10th and it's an utter triumph of punishing deathgrind that will surely make some year-end lists along with the new Tombs and the upcoming Kylesa. Highly reccommended. As discussed, ND will pummel NYC at the Gramercy on April 11th (tix here), but it wasn't until this past week that the full magnitude of their jaunt with Katalklysm, Toxic Holocaust, Abagail Williams, and Trap Them was released. Check it out below. Holy shit. Can't fucking wait. Check out some recent Napalm Death tracks above and a video interview with Shane Embury below.

An Interview with Shane Embury of Napalm Death

Spin magazine premiered a new Big Business track, which is available for download above.

Hellmouth have released their new album, Destroy Everything. Worship Nothing., via Ferret Music. Yeah, I know what you're thinking... members of Suicide Machines and on Ferret Music? But let me tell you, Hellmouth has little in common with the current crop of Ferret bands and more in common with purveyors of kick ass hardcore and blackened thrash... Don't believe me? Pick up the record at the Ferret Store on or iTunes.

While we await the new/old Khanate, Clean Hands Go Foul, dig on Alan Dubin's newest project, Gnaw! Formed in 2006 with Jamie Sykes (ex-Burning Witch), Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Jun Mizumachi (ex-Ike Yard) and sound designer Brian Beatrice, Gnaw is an experimental venture mixing moments of ambient, abrasive noise, metal, and shovelfuls of straight-up terror. Look for Gnaw's debut album, This Face on 2/20 via Conspiracy Records (pre-orders here).

The previously mentioned Krieg / Woe show on 3/1 as part of Show No Mercy just got a little bit more interesting with the addition of Malkuth and Liturgy! Check out the Seldon Hunt flyer below. Genghis Tron, Ocean, Tombs, Wetnurse, Crucifier, Castevet have all been added to upcoming Show No Mercy dates.

Show No Mercy 3/1 Flyer
SNM 3/1

Ameseours featuring Neige of Alcest, will release their debut S/T LP for Profound Lore, the follow-up to their acclaimed 2007 EP Ruines Humaines. Pulling together influences that range from black metal to post-punk, the band have dropped a preview for your digestion... check out the mouth-watering MP3 excerpt of "Gas In Veins / Amesouers" available for download above. Profound Lore also recently dropped off the burning hot new Cobalt track, "Arsonry", from their upcoming Gin.

Spinefarm has will release Death Is Glory...Now, a compilation of Reverend Bizarre tracks from their vinyl releases, as well as a few "rare songs". Pick it up here on Feb 11th. Reverend Bizarre called quits in 2007, paving the way for the recently formed Lord Vicar.

Gods & Queens played Lit Lounge.

Obscura - "Anticosmic Overload" video

Psyopus have posted another new song from their upcoming long-player Odd Senses due on 2/17 via Metal Blade. Check it out at their myspace. In the meantime, dig on their tour diary from Russia with photographer Justina Villanueva.

Failures (mems Charles Bronson, Orchid, Ampere, Cut The Shit), Total Abuse, and Salvation have teamed up for a pair of NYC shows, just in time for Valentines Day. Awwwww. The hardcore trio will play a matinee at Cake Shop on Feb 14th with Olde Ghost, followed by a show later that night at 538 Johnson.

Toxic Holocaust LIVE on January 12, 2009

Translation Loss have signed Struck By Lightning, a new project featuring Gregory Lahm, of ex-Mouth Of The Architect fame. Chris Common at Red Room Recording will handle the boards for a new album to be recorded in May of 2009, with a release in late summer of 2009.

Obituary are currently grinding away at a new album and have a webcam running in the studio 24/7. Check it out here. The band will tour Europe this spring, leading up to some festival appearances in July. Full tour dates are below.

Funeral doomers Ahab, who released the massive The Call of the Wretched Sea in 2006, have hit the studio to record the follow-up for a late spring/early summer release via Napalm Records. Containing seven songs, the record will be "based on the wreckage of the Essex".

An Interview with Paul Masvidal of Cynic

Need more? We got yer fix of Wino, Mastodon, Coliseum, Salome, Big Business in last week's edition and the prior edition of This Week In Metal!

Do I really have to say it again? Time Waits For No Slave by Napalm Death caps off an otherwise lackluster release week, although I also vouch for the new Zu record, Carboniferous.

- Atheist is releasing a Live At Wacken recording from 2006, and are currently recording new material for showcase during the tail end of 2009 and into 2010.
- Goatwhore, Fuck The Facts, Malignancy and many others will team up for the Central Illinois Metalfest. Full lineup is below.
- Meshuggah revealed in an interview in The Hornet, that they have a new DVD in the works, look for it this spring!
- Repulsion will play their first UK date EVER at the UK Deathfest on May 3rd in Leeds.
- Down is one of the few heavy music adds to Bonnaroo.
- Tripwire interviewed the mighty Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, Burnt By The Sun, Discordance Axis, Melt Banana).
- Magrudergrind have posted a new track from their upcoming LP.
- Verse have called it quits.

Mar 20 - Spiros, Austin TX
May 7 - Thunder Of Gods Open Air, Dripping Springs TX
May 22 - Maryland Deathfest VII - Sonar, Baltimore MD
May 30 - Festung Open Air, Friedersdorf / Bitterfeld
June 06 - Jumping Turtle, San Marcos CA*
June 07 - House of Blues, W. Hollywood CA*
June 08 - Thee Parkside, San Francisco CA*
June 09 - Hawthorne Theatre, Portland OR*
June 10 - El Corazon, Seattle WA*
June 12 - The Underground, Calgary AB*
June 13 - The Exchange, Regina SK*
June 14 - Royal Albert Arms, Winnipeg MT*
June 15 - Station 4, St. Paul MN*
June 16 - The Pearl Room, Mokena IL*
June 17 - Peabody's, Cleveland OH*
June 18 - Wreck Room, Toronto ON*
June 19 - Petit Campus, Montreal QC*
June 20 - Penny Arcade, Rochester NY*
June 21 - BB Kings Blues Club, New York NY*
June 22 - Jaxx, W. Springfield VA*
June 23 - Volume 11, Raleigh NC*
June 24 - The Muse, Nashville TN*
June 25 - The Masquerade, Atlanta GA*
June 26 - The Garage, St. Petersburg FL*
June 27 - Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale FL*
June 29 - Firewater, Dallas TX *


3/15 Iowa City IA @ The Picadorw/ Dredg
3/16 Kansas City, KS @ Riot Room w/ Dredg
3/17 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee w/ Dredg
3/18 San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar w/ Dredg, Tricky
3/19 Little Rock, AR @ Vino's*
3/20 Austin, TX @ Elmo's (SXSW Southern Lord Showcase)*
3/22 Austin, TX @ Red 7*
3/25 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets*
3/26 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah*
3/27 West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour*
3/28 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's*
3/29 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre*
3/30 Bellingham, WA @ Nightlight*
3/31 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's*
4/2 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas*
4/3 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre*
4/5 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*
* w/ Wolves In The Throne Room

March 5 2009 Patronaat, Haarlem*
March 6 2009 Stadtgarten/Thüringenhalle, Erfurt*
March 7 2009 Große Freiheit, Hamburg, Hamburg*
March 8 2009 Hof Ter Loo, Antwerpen, Antwerp*
March 9 2009 The Forum, London, London and South East*
March 10 2009 La Locomotive, Paris*
March 11 2009 E-Werk, Koln*
March 12 2009 Garage, Saarbrücken*
March 13 2009 Hangar, Dessau*
March 14 2009 Tonhalle, München*
March 16 2009 LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart*
March 17 2009 z7, Pratteln*
March 18 2009 Estragon, Bologna, Bologna*
March 19 2009 Hafen, Innsbruck*
March 20 2009 Posthof, Linz*
March 21 2009 Gasometer, Wein*
March 22 2009 Boogaloo, Zagreb*
March 23 2009 Stuk Big Hall, Maribor*
March 24 2009 Abaton, Prague*
March 25 2009 Capitol, Hanover*
March 26 2009 Postbahnhof, Berlin*
March 27 2009 Stadthalle, Lichtenfels*
March 28 2009 Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen*
March 29 2009 Atak, Enschede*
July 22 2009 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg
July 24 2009 Unholy Fest, Ostrava
July 25 2009 Lorca Festival, Lorca

sunn o))) MONOLITHS & DIMENSIONS Tracklisting:
01. Aghartha
02. Big Church
03. Hunting & Gathering (Cydonia)
04. Alice

April 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
April 11 - New York, NY @ Blender Theater
April 12 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
April 14 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Mad Hatter
April 15 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
April 17 - Worcester, MA @ New England Metalcore Festival
April 18 - Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange Hall
April 19 - Virginia Beach, VA @ PBC
April 21 - Nashville, TN @ T.B.A.
April 22 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
April 23 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
April 24 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
April 25 - Tampa, FL @ Florida Deathfest
April 27 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
April 28 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
April 29 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
April 30 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
May 1 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
May 2 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
May 4 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
May 5 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
May 6 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
May 7 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
May 8 - Calgary, AB @ Warehouse
May 9 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
May 10 - Regina, SK @ Riddell Hall
May 11 - Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Center
May 12 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
May 13 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
May 14 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
May 15 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
May 16 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
May 17 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial

May 22 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest VII)*
May 27 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
May 30 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
June 4 - Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
June 5 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

February 23 2009 THE SETS, Tempe, Arizona*
March 6 2009 The Living Room, TUCSON, Arizona**
March 7 2009 The Blvd Cafe, Boyle Heights, California***
March 13 2009 The Clubhouse, Tempe, Arizona^
April 10 2009 TBA, Chicago, Illinois
April 11 2009 TBA, Ohio, Ohio
April 12 2009 Mr Roboto Project, Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
April 13 2009 Lit Lounge, New York, New York^^
April 14 2009 Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC, Virginia^^^
April 15 2009 TBA, Richmond, Virginia
April 16 2009 TBA, Brooklyn, New York
April 17 2009 TBA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 18 2009 New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Worcester, Massachusetts
May, 9 2009 The Knitting Factory LOS ANGELES MURDER FEST, Hollywood, California
May, 10 2009 The Knitting Factory LOS ANGELES MURDER FEST, Hollywood, California
* w/ Vital Remains
** w/Alarm and Genocaust
*** w/Crom, The Dolemite Project, Graf Orlock, The Funeral Pyre, Bomb Raid
^ w/ Autumn's End. Sprayface +more
^^ w/ Wizardy, Seizure Crypt
^^^ w/ Misery Index

SCION ROCK FEST Lineup & Set Times:
1:00-1:40pm Kylesa
2:00-2:40pm Torche
3:00-3:40pm Baroness
4:00-4:50pm Boris
5:10-5:40pm Pig Destroyer
6:00-7:00pm High On Fire
7:30pm-9:00pm Neurosis
9:30pm-11:00pm Mastodon

1:10pm-1:55pm Evil Army
2:15pm-2:40pm Trash Talk
3:00pm-3:45pm Skeletonwitch
4:10pm-5:00pm Toxic Holocaust
5:20pm-6:05pm Warbringer
6:30pm-7:30pm Septic Flesh
8:30pm-9:30pm Cryptopsy
11:00pm-midnight Converge

1:15pm-2:00pm Apocalyptic Visions
2:20pm-3:05pm Salome
3:25pm-4:10pm US Christmas
4:30pm-5:15pm Withered
5:35pm-6:25pm Krallice
6:45pm-7:45pm Wolves In The Throne Room
8:15pm-9:15pm Nachtmystium
10:25pm-11:25pm 1349

1:00pm-1:35pm Gaylord
1:55pm-2:30pm Suidakra
2:50pm-3:35pm Alestorm
3:55pm-4:40pm A Storm Of Light
5:00pm-5:45pm Harvey Milk
6:05pm-6:50pm Rwake
7:20pm-8:05pm Tyr
8:45pm-9:30pm Coalesce
10:00pm-11:00pm Zoroaster

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