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Today marks the long-anticipated release of The Path Towards... full-length from extreme metal titans OBLIVIONThe Path Towards... was recorded and engineered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish, Cattle Decapitation, Fallujah et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions and features artwork by Daniel McBride (Black Label Society, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Chimera et al).
 
Stream The Path Towards... in full at THIS LOCATION.
 
If you missed it, be sure to check out the band's video for "Mechanistic Hollow" at THIS LOCATION.
 
Various physical bundles of OBLIVION's The Path Towards... are currently available at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, point your browser HERE.
 
On the eleven-track The Path Towards...OBLIVION -- featuring within its ranks vocalist/bassist Nick Vasallo (ex-Antagony), guitarists Ben Orum (All Shall Perish, ex-Antagony) and Ted O'Neill (ex-Alchemicon), and drummer Luis Martinez (ex-Antagony, ex-The Zenith Passage) -- has manifested a record that's darker, heavier, and even more eclectic than their critically-adored debut, Call To Rise. Composed by Vasallo early this spring, the recording boasts an all-star lineup of guest artists that includes Karl Sanders (Nile, guest songwriter), Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence/All Shall Perish, guest vocals), Enrico H. Di Lorenzo (Hideous Divinity, guest vocals), and Carlos Saldana (Connoisseur, guest vocals). The album also marks Orum's and Vasallo's first time collaborating on music since Antagony's debut in 2001. With precise and intricate guitar solo work by O'Neill and legendary performances by Martinez, OBLIVION forges ahead stronger than ever with The Path Towards...
 
"...technical as all hell and heavy as fuck..." -- Metal Injection
 
"The songs are focused into brief spikes of brutality, lasting long enough to express themselves in no uncertain terms, but ending before they can develop any superfluous parts. It's a credit to the songwriting skills of the band that they've managed to condense everything they want to say into thirty-five minutes of aural carnage. The Path Towards... has definitely been worth the wait." -- Wonderbox Metal
 
"...an excellent, content rich death metal record that deserves a spin or ten. It's a dark and dissonant ode to extinction set on a universal, apocalyptic scale. It was easily worth the wait and gets better with every listen." -- The Circle Pit
 
"The overall tenure of The Path Towards... follows all the original formulaic necessities of traditional death metal, whilst simultaneously evolving the music into something much more experimental and almost symphonic in it's arrangements - a testament to Vasallos abilities as an accomplished composer." -- Meta Nexus

Danish metallic hardcore outfit LIFESICK has announced a European tour which begins next week and runs through mid-December, providing support for Harley Flanagan on most the shows.
 
LIFESICK is an overwhelmingly hard-hitting act who integrates elements of morbid, extreme metal into aggressive, mosh-primed hardcore. The band is currently in Dead Rat studio recording their follow up to 6.0.1which was released in November 2016 on LP format via Southern Lord, and prior to that on CD format via FWH Records.
 
See LIFESICK's official video for "In Love With Hate" RIGHT HERE.

LIFESICK European Tour Dates:
11/29/2017 Innocent - Hengelo, NL
11/30/2017 Vort'n Vis - Ieper, BE
12/01/2017 The Crowndale - London, UK
12/02/2017 Temple Of Boom - Leeds, UK w/ Harley Flanagan
12/03/2017 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL w/ Harley Flanagan
12/04/2017 Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/05/2017 Faust - Hannover, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/06/2017 Scheune - Dresden, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/07/2017 Hydrozagadka - Warsaw, PL w/ Harley Flanagan
12/08/2017 Arena - Vienna, AU w/ Harley Flanagan
12/09/2017 Legend Club - Milano, IT w/ Harley Flanagan
12/15/2017 Ungdommenshus - Fredericia, DK

LIFESICK twists the clobbering sounds of bands like Merauder, Xibalba, and Nails, combined with the northern European climate: harsh, cold, and steeped in metal history. Between brutal breakdowns and direct, forceful vocals, the young Danes make their mark with evil melodies that ooze black and death metal vibes, all delivered in the crushing tone of the HM-2.

Canadian heavy metal/stoner rock collective BLACK WIZARD will release their brand new full-length Livin' Oblivion this February via France's Listenable Records. Their second release on Listenable and fourth album overall was produced and engineered by Michael Kraushaar in Vancouver, BC, and comes sheathed in the cover art of renowned Berlin, Germany-based illustrator Eliran Kantor (Testament, Crowbar, Satan).
 
Livin' Oblivion centers itself on the obliteration or slow decay of one's self, morals, and life as we know it. "We are living in an age where the powers of the World are taking steps backwards and moving away from a positive future," the band elaborates. "There is a large number of disenfranchised youth and young adults that would rather live their lives in oblivion -- drinking, drugs, partying etc. -- than chasing any kind of future or dreams, simply because the rest of the world seems to be falling apart around them."  
 
Further info on BLACK WIZARD's Livin' Oblivion, including final release date, teaser tracks, and preorders, to be released in the coming weeks. Stand by. 
 
Livin' Oblivion Track Listing:
1. Two Of These Nights
2. Feast Or Famine
3. James Wolfe
4. Livin Oblivion
5. Cascadia 
6. Portraits
7. Poisoned Again
8. Heavy Love
9. Eternal Illusion
 
Hailing from Vancouver, BC, BLACK WIZARD was forged in 2009 between high-school friends. Some years and personnel changes later, the band is going stronger than ever. Founding members vocalist/guitarist Adam Grant and drummer Eugene Parkomenko were both working underwhelming construction jobs at the time, passing the days to the sounds of Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Witch, and Electric Wizard. Today Parkomenko and Grant are accompanied by guitarist Danny Stokes and basisst Evan Joel. Having followed a true DIY aesthetic, the band has released three full-length LPs along with a 7" single independently and sold over five thousand copies worldwide. In classic WIZ fashion, Livin' Oblivionhas evolved from their previous efforts boasting a bigger, heavier, sharper, and louder approach than ever before. Faster thrash elements have been added, while staying true to that sultry, Thin Lizzy-esque twin lead vibe throughout.
 
Since their first Listenable album release, New Waste, in early 2016, the band has toured non-stop including a Canadian mini-tour with Red Fang, a six-week stadium tour with Killswitch Engage and Volbeat, a month-long US tour supporting Brant Bjork and Royal Thunder, a month-long North American tour supporting Weedeater, and so much more. At home on the road, BLACK WIZARD is ready to take to the streets again kicking 2018 off with their fourth European run.
 
BLACK WIZARD is:
Adam Grant - vocals/guitar
Eugene Parkomenko - drums
Danny Stokes - guitar
Evan Joel - bass

Brazilian thrashers WORSIS have posted a new lyric video for their track "Sisyphus", which is off their debut album "Blinded By The System" released this past September. Recorded at Black Stork Studio with producer Thiago Caurio (Astafix) with mixing done by Benhur Lima (ex-Hibria) and mastering by Marcel van der Zwam, the 11 track headbanger also includes two moshers in Portuguese. Cover art was created by Hugo Silva, from Abacrombie Ink.

To watch "Sisyphus", please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6TGpCunELs

"Blinded By The System" was released independently and is available in physical format directly from the band with worldwide shipping. The digital version is available via:


Track Listing:

1. Sisyphus
2. País Sem Leis
3. Echoes Of Pain
4. False God
5. Slaves Of Corruption
6. What Remains Of The Future?
7. Still Resisting
8. Under Mud
9. Facing The Worms
10. Manipulados Pelo Sistema
11. Born To Bleed


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Ascension Monuments Media is proud to announce the first of several new releases from acclaimed black metal output LEVIATHAN, dubbed The First Sublevel Of Suicide and due out Dec. 1.

Featuring roughly 40 minutes of ferocious, abrasive and manically depressing negativity, The First Sublevel Of Suicide was entirely recorded by multi-instrumentalist Wrest on a four-track analog recorder between 2002 and 2003 to serve as demos for Leviathan's 2003 full-length debut, The Tenth Sublevel Of Suicide. This is the first time that the full demo has been made available straight from Wrest's vaults. The First Sublevel of Suicide is mastered by Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams / ex-Lord Mantis).
 
"V tracks mixed directly from the withered cassette tapes from a failing analog IV trakk cassette recording device... the initial conjurings of where the entity,The Xth Sub-Level of Suicide's spirit lies..." - Wrest

As Brave Words, Bloody Knuckles originally described in 2003, the tracks are "some of the most intimidating, disturbing, and mesmerizing black metal the scene has spawned over the last few years." Metal Injection calls the 2003 album to be "essential black metal listening" and says the album is an "exercise in excruciating pain." The lo-fi demos only add a darker and more sinister atmosphere.

 
Pre-orders are now available worldwide via Ascension Monuments Media AT THIS LOCATION


Release dates:  CD / Digital - December 1st, 2017 |  LP - February, 2018

European licensing partner to be announced in the next 2-3 weeks on the AMM Facebook page  - facebook.com/ascensionmonumentsmedia

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Amsterdam-based drunk-reggae-punks, Jaya The Cat, have today released their new album 'A Good Day For The Damned' through Bomber Music.

Commenting on the album's release, vocalist Geoff Legadec said “After five years of late nights and questionable life decisions, we're happy to announce that today is a good day for the damned. Our fifth studio album is out now online and in discerning record stops everywhere. We hope you love it as much as we love you!”

The band, who are part way through an extensive run of German shows, will visit the UK in early December, including a show at the world-famous Camden Underworld.
 
Jaya The Cat on tour in the UK - presented by Vive Le Rock Magazine and Signature Brew:

Dec. 05 London (UK) - The Underworld
Dec. 06 Huddersfield (UK) - The Parish
Dec. 07 Newcastle (UK) - Think Tank?
Dec. 08 Bradford (UK) - The Underground
Dec. 09 Edinburgh (UK) - Smash
Dec. 10 Bristol (UK) - Xmas Ska Fest @ The Fleece




Today marks the official unveiling of the self-titled reissue from doom rock legends THE OBSESSED. Originally released in 1990 and out-of-print for almost two decades, the now-iconic debut album from THE OBSESSED comes completely remastered with previously unreleased bonus tracks, including the highly-sought after four-track Concrete Cancer demo (1984), expanded artwork, never-before-seen photos, and extended liner notes from frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich. This is a true piece of doom history! The deluxe 2xCD version of the record includes a bonus disc containing the Concrete Cancer demo as well as a full live set from 1985 in Washington, D.C.. The Concrete Cancer demo is also available separately as a limited-edition LP. Rock Shock Pop crowns the collection, "...the definitive take on an album that clearly laid a lot of the ground work for the current doom and stoner rock bands," while Hellbound raves, "If you're looking to hear The Obsessed in all its original glory, look no further!"
 
Stream The Obsessed now via Bandcamp HERE or Spotify HERE.
 
The Obsessed is available on 2xCD, LP, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical bundles and digital orders are available via Relapse Records HERE and streaming services at THIS LOCATION.
 
Fresh off a US headlining tour, THE OBSESSED will join Clutch and Devin Townsend Project for a winter run of shows to close out the year. See all confirmed dates below.
 
THE OBSESSED w/ Clutch, Devin Townsend Project:
11/29/2017 Cone Denim Entertainment - Greensboro, NC
12/01/2017 House Of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
12/02/2017 Revolution - St. Petersburg, FL
12/03/2017 Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, FL
12/05/2017 Backyard Stage @ St. Augustine Amphitheater - St. Augustine, FL
12/06/2017 Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL
12/08/2017 Varsity Theater - Baton Rouge, LA
12/09/2017 The Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX
12/10/2017 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
12/12/2017 Gillioz Theater - Springfield, MO
12/13/2017 Bourbon Theater - Lincoln, NE
12/15/2017 Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL
12/16/2017 Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN
12/27/2017 Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
12/28/2017 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
12/29/2017 The National - Richmond, VA
12/30/2017 The International - Knoxville, TN
12/31/2017 Express Live - Columbus, OH
 
THE OBSESSED was formed in the late 1970s in Potomac, Maryland by legendary guitarist Scott "Wino" Weinrich (Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan). The band spawned in the realm of musicians/artists such as Black Sabbath, Frank Zappa, The Dictators, and The Stooges. The earliest lineup consisted of Wino, bassist Mark Laue, guitarist John Reese, and drummer Dave Flood. In 1983, Wino took over vocal duties and the band became a three-piece to record the Sodden Jackal EP.
 
The band broke up in the late '80s after Wino moved to California to join Saint Vitus. At that time, German label, Hellhound Records, and the booking agency that had signed Saint Vitus, released The Obsessed, originally recorded in 1985, prompting Wino to reform THE OBSESSED. After multiple lineup changes, the band signed to Columbia Records in 1994 to release their third and final album, The Church Within. Despite highly acclaimed reviews, THE OBSESSED would breakup following the release, seeing Wino forming Spirit Caravan (then Shine) and other projects.
 
In September 2011, THE OBSESSED returned to the stage at Roadburn Festival with The Church Within's legendary lineup (featuring Wino, Greg Rogers, and Guy Pinhas). The band played a few more reunion shows over the next couple years at Hellfest Open Air 2012 and Maryland Deathfest XI in May 2013 with bassist Reid Raley.
 
Wino announced the full-time return of THE OBSESSED in March 2016 and the band's official signing to Relapse Records to record the follow up to The Church Within. The new lineup originally consisted of Spirit Caravan bassist Dave Sherman and Wino's longtime friend and former road crew member Brian Costantino (drums). On October 31st, 2016, Wino announced another new lineup change for THE OBSESSED, including Bruce Falkinburg (bass) and Seraphim (guitar), making that the first time the band had been a four piece in over thirty-five years.
 
Early this year, THE OBSESSED unleashed Sacred, the band's first studio album in over twenty years. With renewed energy and purpose, THE OBSESSED sounds heavier and more relevant than ever before. On Sacred, the band doubles down on enormous, heaving riffs and pummeling low-end across twelve tracks of eternal doom. Rounded out by Wino's lyrical honesty and iconic throaty vocals, Sacred is an album that further pushes THE OBSESSED into the annals of heavy metal history, well worth the two-plus decade wait. The band now performs once again as three piece featuring Wino, Reid Raley and Brian Costantino.

Imminence Records, in partnership with Truth Inc. Records, is proud to see the debut album from Canadian progressive metalcore band Eyes Over Sea released today. The seven track full-length, entitled Dreamwave features hit singles "Dreamwave" and "Beyond The Light" and has caught the attention of fans and critics alike.
"'Dreamwave' begins illustrating an expressive conversation. Removed from time, 'Dreamwave' exists as a space in which our protagonist examines himself and the world. Discovering that their own story is one that reflects on the progress of humanity as a whole. Offering some answers along the way this album asks you to imagine how you might move forward when reality itself asks you to evolve.” - John Tesla (Bassist)
Tracklist:
1. Chapter 1 (Intro) 
2. Beyond The Light 
3. Life Without Death 
4. Ruins 
5. Chapter 2 (Interlude) 
6. Oracles 
7. Dreamwave


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, who have evolved into one of Hard Rock’s top heavy weights over the past decade, kicked off their biggest European tour to date surprising fans with a massive new stage production and newly added music to the set list at Helsinki’s sold out Hartwall Arena Tuesday night, alongside co-headliner, Sweden’s IN FLAMES and special guest, OF MICE & MEN. The tour hit its second stop last night at the sold out Scandinavium in IN FLAMES’ hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. Check out this spectacular live clip from Tuesday’s Helsinki show here.

Tickets for the package, which blazes a 25-date trail across European arenas, are flying out the door. With many dates including Paris, Stockholm, Oslo and Prague already sold out and several others major cities approaching sell out quickly, the tour has become this Autumn’s hottest European arena rock show ticket. Secure your tickets now and head over to www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com for more info and various VIP options.

The band’s new single 'Trouble' - their first new music in over two years - is the band’s biggest streaming debut for a lead track, clocking up in excess of 1 million plays in less than a week, half of those in Europe. In addition, the track stormed to #1 and top 5 spots on iTunes’ Rock and Metal charts around the globe.  


'Trouble' ’s resounding success furthers the Las Vegas based band’s path of exponential growth and achievement. To date, they’ve amassed over 2.3 billion streams, more than 8.8 million song downloads and almost 8 million album sales around the globe.  Their previous six albums have all received gold certification in the US, with 2009’s 'War Is The Answer' album reaching platinum status. In turn, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are also one of the most popular rock bands streaming on Spotify today.

'Trouble' serves as the lead single from 5FDP’s forthcoming 'Greatest Hits collection: A Decade Of Destruction' (out 1st December).   5FDP’s co-headliners, IN FLAMES are set to reveal a special treat for their fans when they take over Depeche Mode’s Facebook page for the day on 17 November. This tour marks the band’s first time back on their home continent of Europe since headlining some of the biggest rock festivals this summer. To make it an unforgettable night for Jesterheads and Knuckleheads alike, they’ve brought along their biggest production to date yet that you won’t want to miss.

The tour’s special guest, OF MICE & MEN have also revealed a video for brand new song, ‘Warzone’ taken from their upcoming album, ‘Defy’ (out 19th January). Remaining tour dates can be found below. 


TOUR DATES:

11/9 Moscow (RU) Stadium Live
11/12 St. Petersburg (RU) A2 Arena
11/18 Oslo (NO) Spektrum
11/20 Copenhagen (DK) Royal Arena
11/26 Prague (CZ) Forum Karlin*
11/28 Zurich (CH) Hallenstadion*
11/30 Padova (I) Geox Theatre*
12/5 Luxembourg (LUX) Rockhal*
12/11 Madrid (S) Wizink Centre
12/12 Barcelona (S) Sant Jordi Club
12/14 Antwerp (B) Lotto*
12/15 Amsterdam (NL) AFAS Live*

*With Of Mice & Men
 
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As WAR Records prepares to issue STRIFE's Live At The Troubadour, Cvlt Nation has hosted a video of the show-opening "Waiting," which hails from the band's groundbreaking 1997 LP, In This Defiance, and opens up the live record. The video premiere is running alongside an interview withSTRIFE guitarist and WAR Records founder Andrew Kline.
 
See "Waiting" from STRIFE's Live At The Troubadour at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.
 
Also hear "Lift" at No Echo HERE.
 
STRIFE's Live At The Troubadour will see release through WAR Records for Record Store Day, next Friday, November 24th. The Record Store Day-exclusive version comes in a run of 500 copies on red LP+DVD, and the label will issue a CD+DVD version as well.
 
Find preorders for the CD+DVD: HERE, iTunes preorders HERE, and Bandcamp preorders HERE. Check with your local Record Store Day participating store for the vinyl.
 
Recorded live at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles, California on February 5th, 2005,STRIFE's Live At The Troubadour showcases the band at their most ferocious, with an equally energetic hometown crowd surging on all cylinders for the entire set. Featuring the original lineup ofSTRIFE playing songs spanning their Victory Records-released first three albums - 1994's One Truth, 1997's In This Defiance, and 2002's Angermeans -- the forty-three-minute performance delivers eleven of the band's most iconic tracks recorded to 24-track audio to accompany a five-camera DVD shoot. After a twelve-year wait, the long-awaited STRIFE Live At The Troubadour live album will finally see the light of day.
 
Featuring fully mastered audio and video versions of the set, the audio for Live At The Troubadourwas recorded by John St. James, mixed by Mike Sarkisyan and Tommy Decker, and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Trapped Under Ice, Cavalera Conspiracy), and the live footage was filmed by Nate Weaver, Matt Bass, Mark Kienlen, and director of Photography, Brian Hodge. Todd Jones from Internal Affairs then - now of the juggernaut Nails - provides guitar on the track "Force Of Change."

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North East punks BOY JUMPS SHIP mark their return with new video WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND today. Produced by Jason Perry (Get Cape. Wear Cape. FlyGreywind, Fatherson), the track is an anthem for the frustrated. 

Drummer Gav Gates comments "Working For The Weekend is all about getting bogged down with a nine-to-five job that you don’t like, or finding yourself in a situation that you’re struggling to get out of. It’s about being persistent and tenacious, following that light at the end of the tunnel with determination and drive no matter what doubts you might have. It’s written from our working class perspective, these are things that we have been through ourselves and we see going on around us everyday.

The whole concept behind the video was to create a tunnel/vortex which represents the working week and the light at the end of the tunnel is the band, that is what has driven us through our tough times, working jobs that we don’t want to be doing. I am pretty sure that plenty of people feel the same and have that creative outlet to get through the working week"




Boy Jumps Ship are currently working on album two, to be revealed next year. They'll be wrapping up 2017 with a headline show in Newcastle on 17th December in remembrance of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry, two fans who sadly passed away in the Manchester Arena attack earlier this year. All proceeds will be donated to The Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust


"The December show came around through a good friend of ours Steve Davis at SSD Concerts in Newcastle, he made us aware of The Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust, mentioning that they wanted us to play a Newcastle show in aid and support of the charity. Chloe and Liam’s families had specifically asked if we would do it. We are truly humbled to represent such a noble and important cause which is very close to our hearts and has affected a lot of people and fans of music.

The charity mission statement is 'to inspire and support others to achieve and reach their full potential through the love of sport and performance'. That is just so apt and very close to our hearts. We can’t wait to hit the stage to support such a worthy cause" - Gav Gates, drums


Tickets are available at this link



New Orleans punk rock power trio HiGH will release their upcoming full-length record ‘Evil Gene’ this Friday, November 17th via Los Angeles based indie label, Wiretap Records.
The album was produced/engineered by James Whitten (PEARS, Thou, Donovan Wolfington, I’m Fine, Streetlight Manifesto) at Hightower Recordings in NOLA.
“Evil Gene” is available digitally and in 12” vinyl format. Pre-order the 12” LP at http://wiretaprecords.limitedrun.com/products/603266-high-evil-gene-12-lp.
"Evil Gene" is streaming in its entirety on PunkRockTheory.com.
Most recently seen at Fest 16HiGH formed in 2013 and quickly gained a following with fans of their fuzzed out, melodic rock n roll. Their first full length, “Bummer Burner,” was independently released in 2015.
The band consists of Isidore Grisoli (vocals / bass), Craig Oubre (guitar / vocals) and Joshua White (drums / vocals).
For Fans Of: Meat Wave, Pissed Jeans, Culture Abuse, PEARS, Diarrhea Planet, 90's rock/alternative like Meat Puppets, Dinosaur Jr.


Formed in the wake of Type O Negative and Seventh Void, SILVERTOMB is the latest musical endeavor of guitarist-vocalist Kenny Hickey (Type O Negative, Seventh Void, drummer Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig), bassist Hank Hell (Seventh Void, Inhuman) along with New York City hardcore veteran Joseph James, (Agnostic Front, Inhuman) on guitar, and Aaron Joos (Awaken The Shadow, Empyreon) on keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals. Silvertomb combine the musical styles of bands such as Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath with a bone crushing, mind blowing sonic experience. Kenny Hickey describes the sound of Silvertomb as "heavy, dark and spiritual - like a dark gospel."
The band has two performances coming up and I was hoping you could do a news post about them.