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DOWNLOAD: Saviours - "Acid Hand" (MP3)


Battlefields are hitting the road (again) this time with Overmars and TWO dates in NYC. Europa gets the bands on August 16th and The Charleston gets them on Septemeber 3rd. Full tour dates are below. Battlefields' massive Thresholds of Imbalance was released earlier this year while Overmars' Büccolision EP dropped in the tail end of last year.

Marduk, who are coming to the US and playing Gramercy with Tombs and Black Anvil, have announced the title for their new album. Behold Wormwood.

Black Anvil are playing a free show at Duff's TONIGHT (6/27).

Asphyx's Death... The Brutal Way is out now overseas, but the LP will drop on Ibex Moon in the US on September 1. Look for the LP honors to be handled by War Anthem Records and the limited edition CD to come with a DVD of their 2007 reunion show in Germany. Until then, dig on the music video for the title track below. In related news, Martin Van Drunen's other band, Hail of Bullets, will release a limited MCD (2000 copies) entitled Warsaw Rising on July 17th.

That video, plus news on Dark Castle, Suffocation, Saviours, Gaza, sunn 0))) and more as This Week In Metal continues...

Asphyx - "Death... The Brutal Way" Music Video

Dark Castle

In a triple bill from hell, Dark Castle will team up with Orphan and Malkuth on Sept 7th as part of Precious Metal at Lit Lounge! Dark Castle's awesome Spirited Migration is out NOW via At A Loss and Malkuth's Sefirah Guvrah is out NOW via Hospital Productions. Orphan's Aborted by Birth dropped last year.

Saviours is currently working on their follow-up to Into Abbadon, their breakthrough release from 2008. Set to blast off on Oct 13th, the band has employed Phil Manley (of The Fucking Champs) to produce the effort and the band will release a string limited-to-500 7"s entitled Acid Hand, Burnin' Cross and F.G.T.. in celebration. Check out one of those tracks, "Acid Hand", above. Meanwhile, look for the band on the road in July, though sadly, not in NYC. Tour dates are below.

Lots of little Ben Falgoust news this week as Goatwhore was recently interviewed by CHOM-FM, Soilent Green have recorded the theme song for Adult Swim's Squidbillies, and Falgoust has joined Suicide War. Goatwhore's Carving Out The Eyes Of God is out NOW.

Wold has released a "greatest hits" cassette of sorts, Imperator, available NOW and in extremely limited (300 copies) numbers. Order that here.

Napalm Death - "Time Waits For No Slave" Video

Salt Lake City's Gaza have completed production on their new album for Blackmarket Activities, He's Never Coming Back, and are looking to release the record on Oct 13th. Stokeage. More to come, and hopefully a little touring as well! In related news, Bird Eater are currently demo-ing material for a new LP, look for some of that material to show up on their myspace.

Suffocation is currently streaming their upcoming LP Blood Oath for Century Media. The amazing Blood Oath, which in my estimation puts them back with their 90s peak, is out July 3rd.

Randi Rhoads Documentary Trailer

JUNE 27th - Santos - IUD, Jarboe, Bloody Panda, Cult Of Youth
JUNE 27th - Duff's in Brooklyn Black Anvil
JULY 2nd - Fontana's - Master
JULY 2nd - Cake Shop - Drunkdriver, Cult Ritual
JULY 3rd - Irving Plaza - Leftover Crack, Trash Talk
JULY 3rd - Death By Audio - Zs
JULY 5th - BB Kings - Deicide, Vital Remains
JULY 5th - Public Assembly - Anal Cunt, Fuck The Facts, Compremesis, Locrian, Gwynbleidd
JULY 12th - Studio B - Tragedy, Morne, Blacklisted
JULY 12th - Williamsburg Waterfront - Fucked Up
JULY 12th - BB Kings - Atheist, The Faceless

Goatwhore - Carving Out The Eyes Of God
Bergraven - Till Makabert Väsen
Voivod - Infini

- June's Show No Mercy, features some awesome interviews with Coalesce, Wolves In The Throne Room, Liturgy, Black Anvil, and so much more.
- North are hitting the road with Adai, scheduling a tour though the west and midwest, but no east coast love as of yet. Full tour dates are below.
- Landmine Marathon will reissue Rusted Eyes Awake via their new home Prosthetic.
- Check out an e-card from Magrudergrind's self-titled LP here.
- Judas Priest will film their British Steel tour for a 2010 release.
- Osmose Productions will reissue Hate Forest's back catalog in the next nine months. Drudkh (mem-Hate Forest) will release their new album Microcosmos on July 14th.
- Crustcake pontificates on Five "Dope" Albums That Changed The World.
- Check out an interview with David Vincent of Morbid Angel conducted by NZRock here
- Dillinger Escape Plan's new "creative umbrella" under Season of Mist will be called Party Smasher, Inc. Their upcoming LP, Option Paralysis, is due in early 2010.
- Isis interviews a plenty! Check 'em out with Punknews, with, and with Six String Bliss.
- Motorhead, Reverend Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy tickets for their show at Roseland on 9/9 are on sale. Full dates are below.
- Skeletonwitch are hard at work on a new LP!
- Giant Squid has signed with Translation Loss! The band is scheduled to hit NYC with Grayceon in August.
- Check out an interview with Glorior Belli at
- Selfmadegod Records will release Age of Vandalism, a 4CD Box set of all of Cripple Bastards' releases from 1988 - 1993. Limited to 1,000, get yours here.
- sunn 0))) have announced West Coast dates for their Monoliths & Dimensions tour. Check those out below. No word on the previously mentioned east coast dates.
- Dysrhythmia is streaming two tracks from their upcoming LP Psychic Maps.
- Stream the Envy/Jesu split LP, as well as the new Bergraven LP both of which are out NOW via Hydra Head.
- Horna are set to release Musta Kaipuu, a collection of ten lost tracks from the Envaatnags Eflos Solf Esgantaavne sessions via Debemur Morti Productions on July 17th.
- Metallica is releasing a bio on Cliff Burton.
- Engineer and Tides will team up for a few dates on the east coast, though no NYC dates to speak of. Full tour dates are below.
- Katatonia is currently working on their new album for Peacville, due in October. Check out an online diary here.
- Immortal has detailed their upcoming LP, All Shall Fall, due in Sept via Nuclear Blast. Check that out here.
- Three Inches of Blood's new album, Here Waits Thy Doom, will hit the racks on Sept 8 via Century Media. Recorded by Jack Endino, the band have released the tracklistings for the LP, which are available below.
- US Christmas will release a live album via I'm Better Than Everyone Else Records. Culled from an acoustic show with Scott Kelly and Royal Thunder on the night before Scion Rock Fest, it will contain one new and unreleased track. Look for it in August.

Jul 14 2009 @ The Aquarium Fargo, North Dakota*
Jul 15 2009 @ Nutty's North Sioux Falls, South Dakota*
Jul 16 2009 @ 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota*
Jul 17 2009 @ Wolf Hangar Iowa City, Iowa*
Jul 18 2009 @ Red Raven Fargo, North Dakota**
Aug 4 2009 @ The Aquarium Fargo, North Dakota***
Aug 14 2009 @ 31st Pub Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aug 15 2009 @ Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania^
Aug 16 2009 @ Club Europa Brooklyn, New York^
Aug 17 2009 @ Cherry St. Station Wallingford, Connecticut^
Aug 20 2009 @ Westcott Community Center Syracuse, New York^
Aug 21 2009 @ Roboto Project Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania^
Aug 23 2009 @ Mix Tapes Grand Rapids, Michigan^
Aug 27 2009 @ Mix Tapes Moline, Illinois^
Aug 28 2009 @ Fubar Saint Louis, Missouri^
Aug 29 2009 @ Hi Tone Memphis, Tennessee^
Aug 31 2009 @ The Atlantic Gainesville, Florida^
Sep 1 2009 @ The Brewery Raleigh, North Carolina^
Sep 3 2009 @ The Charleston Brooklyn, New York^
Sep 4 2009 @ The Stomping Ground Lancaster, Pennsylvania^
Sep 5 2009 @ The Lighthouse Findlay, Ohio^
* w/ Buried Inside
** w/ Paria
*** w/ Baroness
^ w/ Overmars

Jun 17 2009 Plan B Portland, Oregon
Jun 18 2009 The H.Q. Reno, Nevada
Jun 19 2009 Yellow Room Oakland, California
Jun 20 2009 Mountain Bar Los Angeles, California*
Jun 21 2009 Shitty T-Pot Scottsdale, Arizona
Jun 24 2009 Pastime Tavern Dallas, Texas
Jun 25 2009 1011(formerly the Warhol) San Antonio, Texas
Jun 26 2009 Lion's Den II Longview, Texas**
Jun 27 2009 The Tavern Hattiesburg, MS
Sep 7 2009 Lit Lounge ^
* w/ It's Casual
** w/ Power Pellut
*** w/ Haarp
^ w/ Orphan, Malkuth

07.26 Austin, TX @ Red 7
07.27 Henryetta, OK @ The Mosh Hall
07.28 Wichita, KS
07.29 Kansas City, MO
07.30 Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
07.31 Chicago, IL @ The White Star Sports Bar
08.01 Toledo, OH @ Frankies Inner City
08.02 Detroit, MI @ Floyd's
08.03 Steven's Point, WI
08.04 Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
08.05 Fargo, ND @ TBA
08.06 Minot, ND
08.07 Williston, ND
08.08 Rapid City, SD @ TBA
08.09 Denver, CO

Jun 27 2009 with Broken,Oiltanker,Dissystema BOSTON
Jul 12 2009 with Tragedy Brooklyn, New York
Aug 12 2009 KOPI Berlin,GERMANY
Aug 13 2009 ajz Neubrandenburg,GERMANY
Aug 14 2009 doedsmaskinen Copenhagen,DENMARK
Aug 15 2009 alte meierei Kiel,GERMANY
Aug 16 2009 lobusch Hamburg,GERMANY
Aug 17 2009 az Osnabrueck,GERMANY
Aug 18 2009 Az Mülheim,GERMANY
Aug 19 2009 acu Utrech,NETHERLANDS
Aug 20 2009 TBA TBA,Netherlands
Aug 21 2009 az de noodzaak festival with NUCLEAR DEATH TERROR [DK], RELICTS OF FUTURE [DE]... Gent,BELGIUM
Aug 22 2009 la miroiterie Paris,FRANCE
Aug 23 2009 tba TBA,FRANCE
Aug 24 2009 Schrottbar w/ BORN DEAD [USA] Biel,SWITZERLAND
Aug 25 2009 pmk bogen Innsbruck,AUSTRIA
Aug 26 2009 komma w/ BORN DEAD [USA] Esslingen,GERMANY
Aug 27 2009 ajz w/ FALL OF EFRAFA [UK] Aachen,GERMANY
Aug 29 2009 Paranoia Fest Dresden,GERMANY
Aug 30 2009 007 Prague,CZECH
Sep 1 2009 Ciprus bar Budapest,HUNGARY
Sep 2 2009 ekh w/ ANTIMASTER [MEX] Vienna,AUSTRIA
Sep 3 2009 pod radhostem Roznov,CZECH
Sep 4 2009 Play fast or don't -day off Hradec Kralowe,CZECH
Sep 5 2009 Play fast or don't Fest Hradec Kralowe,CZECH
Sep 6 2009 TBA Zdunska Wola,POLAND
Sep 7 2009 @ Tektura Lublin,POLAND
Sep 8 2009 TBA Warsaw,POLAND
Sep 9 2009 with Iskra(CA) @ Rockz Gdynia,POLAND
Sep 10 2009 TBA Wroclaw,POLAND
Sep 11 2009 ZORO with HEIRS [AUS] Leipzig,GERMANY
Sep 12 2009 Friese Bremen,GERMANY

7/12 Rochester, NY @ tba
7/13 Kent, OH @ The Vineyard
7/14 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Metalfrat
7/15 Antioch, IL @ The Tower Room
7/16 Indianapolis, IN @ The 1511
7/17 Evansville, IN @ tba
7/18 Johnson City, Tennessee @ The Hideaway
7/19 Charlotte, North Carolina @ SK Net
7/20 Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi
7/21 Washington, DC @ The Velvet Lounge
7/22 Baltimore, MD @ The Hexagon
7/23 Philly, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
7/24 Wallingford, Conneticut @ The Cherry St Station
7/25 Providence, RI @ Easy Axxess
7/26 Haverhill, MA @ Anchors Up!
7/27 Burlington, VT @ The Long Mustache
7/28 Syracuse, NY @ Recess

Aug. 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Aug. 29 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Aug. 30 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Sep. 01 - Detroit, MI @ Motor City Casino
Sep. 02 - Toronto, ONT @ Docks
Sep. 03 - Montreal, QUE @ Metropolis
Sep. 05 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
Sep. 06 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Sep. 08 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sep. 09 - New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
Sep. 11 - Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
Sep. 12 - Cherokee, NC @ Cherokee Motorcycle Rally
Sep. 15 - Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing
Sep. 16 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Sep. 19 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium
Sep. 20 - Austin, TX Stubb's

Three Inches Of Blood Here Waits Thy Doom track listing:
01. Battles and Brotherhood
02. Rock In Hell
03. Silent Killer
04. Fierce Defender
05. Preachers Daughter
06. Call of the Hammer
07. Snake Fighter
08. At the Foot of the Great Glacier
09. All of them Witches
10. 12:34
11. Execution Tank

July 9 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
July 10 Portland, OR Satyricon
July 11 Berkeley, CA 924 Gilman St.
July 12 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
July 13 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brewing Company
July 14 Fresno, CA Starline
July 15 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
July 16 Los Angeles, CA Knitting Factory
July 17 San Diego, CA Che Cafe
July 18 Phoenix, AZ The Phix (w/ Landmine Marathon)
July 20 Austin, TX Emo's (w/ Pack of Wolves)
July 21 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves
July 22 Little Rock, AR Vino's
July 23 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
July 24 St. Louis, MO The Firebird

SUNN 0))) - 2009 TOUR DATES
5 Aug Neumo's / Seattle (w/ Accüsed, Black Breath, Trap Them)
6 Aug Neumo's / Seattle (w/ Earth, Pelican, Eagle Twin)
8 Aug Independent / San Francisco (w/ Accüsed, Eagle Twin)
9 Aug Historic Brookdale Lodge / Brookdale (w/ Accüsed, Eagle Twin)
11 Aug Center for Arts, Eagle Rock / Los Angeles (w/ Accüsed, Eagle Twin)
13 Aug Bluebird Theatre / Denver (w/ Accüsed, Eagle Twin)
14 Aug Avalon Theatre / Salt Lake City (w/ Accüsed, Eagle Twin)

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