NEUROSIS Announce Summer North American Tour With BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH

As their 30th anniversary draws near, Neurosis will be embarking on a summer North American tour, their most extensive in almost 15 years. The band will be joined by Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth (Tad, etc) on most dates and additional support will come from The Body and Sumac on select dates. The trek will also include an appearance at Heavy Montreal Festival alongside Meshuggah, Gorguts and others. You can check out the dates after the break.

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GODFLESH Announce Fall Tour With PRURIENT

Industrial metal kings Godflesh have announced a string of fall North American tour dates in support of their critically-lauded album of 2014, A World Lit Only By Fire. The tour will commence on September 11 and extend through October 3. Experimental noise artist Prurient, who will be supporting the recently released Frozen Niagara Falls, will be providing accompanying the band on all stops. Those dates can be found below.

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LUNGS Streaming New Track “Call To The Giants”

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Minneapolis-based sludge outfit Lungs have released the first official taste of their upcoming full-length, As Dust Reaches The Earth. The track is titled “Call to the Giants” and it trudges along with raw, doom-ridden instrumentation that wrecks everything in its path. There are also some unnerving verses that will give you chills. Check out the apocalyptic hymn after the break.

As Dust Reaches The Earth will be released on June 30 via Minnesconsin Records.

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NILE Announce New Album “What Should Not Be Unearthed”

Nile have announced the release of their eighth studio album and follow-up to 2012’s At the Gate of Sethu. The new record will be titled What Should Not Be Unearthed and will see a release through Nuclear Blast on August 28. Guitarist Karl Sanders issued the following comments regarding the release:

“All of us in Nile are happy to announce our upcoming newest album “What Should not be Unearthed” . It’s our 8th official album, and this time we believe we have a Truly Crushing disc to bring to Metal Fans. The focus this time around is on Brutally Heavy Metal Riffing and songwriting ; kind of like of an AOTW approach but very streamlined to achieve maximum destructive impact. Our last record, At the Gates of Sethu was super surgically clean and very “musicianship oriented” whereas the new disc is a polar opposite;
Unearthed is aimed straight at Utter Metal Heaviness and memorable songwriting. Although Unearthed is still full of the kind of Undeniable Musicianship people have come to expect from Nile over the years , it’s the songs themselves that will Hit listeners over the head this time around. These songs will be a blast to play live , and we are stoked at the opportunity to bring these songs to Metal fans everywhere. See you on tour!”

The album’s cover art can be found below.

The band will also be joining Suffocation on a European summer tour in support of the album. Those dates can be found below as well.

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JUNGLE ROT To Release New Album “Order Shall Prevail”, Stream New Track

Wisconsin death metal brigade Jungle Rot have announced the release for their upcoming ninth full-length album and follow-up to 2013’s Terror Regime. The album will be titled Order Shall Prevail and will be released through Victory Records on June 30. Pre-orders for the record can be found here. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of the pummeling new jam, “Paralyzed Prey”.

You can catch Jungle Rot on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival alongside Slayer and King Diamond this summer. The band will also play a handful of off-dates as well. Those dates can be found below.

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EVERY TIME I DIE Announce Summer Tour

Every Time I Die have announced a string of summer US tour dates that will commence on July 23 and extend through August 22. The band will be joined by the likes of Real Friends, Counterparts, Gnarwolves, Brigades and Gatherers throughout the trek. Check out the touring schedule after the break.

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SHAI HULUD Announce Summer Tour

The Floridian hardcore sandworms Shai Hulud have announced a string of U.S. summer tour dates that will commence on July 10 and extend through August 16. Support will come from Ghost Key, Cryptodira, xBishopx and Vice on select dates of the trek. The band have confirmed that ex-vocalist Matt Mazzali will return to the mic for the tour. The touring schedule can be found after the break.

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DEMON LUNG Streaming New Track “Mark Of Jubilee”

Las Vegas-based doom quintet Demon Lung have premiered a new track from their forthcoming sophomore album, A Dracula, over at Decibel. The new track is the nearly eight-minute, hauntingly heavy “Mark of Jubilee”, which is punishing and somberly beautiful in all of the right places. On the new album and its concept, which is based on the 1977 Juan Lopez Moctezuma film “Alucarda”, vocalist Shanda Fredrick comments:

“Alucarda is a more relatable story for me than our last album’s [The Hundredth Name] subject matter, which made writing a lot more fun this time around. The heroine in this story is the daughter of Satan, who happens to fall in love with the purest of souls in the convent she resides. She coaxes this soul over to the dark, with only intentions of love but in doing so she dooms her to death by the hands of the nuns. The anger consumes her and she uses her dark powers to resurrect her love and together they kill the convent and then the world.”

Check out the track at this location.

A Dracula will be released on June 16 via Candlelight Records. Pre-orders can be found here.

Review: ABSTRACTER – “Wound Empire”

 

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The dust settles and the smoke clears as you crawl out from underneath the protection of a corroded vehicle. You search the polluted skies for any signs of approaching aircraft. The bombings have become more frequent and the city you once viewed with awe is now crumbled, decrepit and in ruins. As you put on your gas mask to avoid potential poisoning, the air raid sirens begin to signal another impending attack. But emitting from their speakers instead of the traditional siren sound is something more fitting. It is the sound of Abstracter‘s Wound Empire. The Apocalypse, the End of Days, World War III, a global nuclear assault, every potential world-ending scenario could be set to the tune of this Oakland-based quartet’s compositions. Through four lengthy opuses, Wound Empire paints a picture of dystopian life in which all hope is exhausted, and provides the soundtrack for the only instinct the inhabitants would have left; survival.

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PUTRIDITY Streaming New Track “Conceived Through Vermination”

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Italian brutal death metal outfit Putridity have debuted a new track from their upcoming third full-length album, Ignominious Atonement.  The track is titled “Conceived Through Vermination” and it churns out grotesque, hyper-speed, down-tuned riffage complete with inhuman drumming and bile-spewing vocals. It’s heavy, that’s for sure. Check it out after the break.

Ignominious Atonement will be released on August 28 via Willowtip. Pre-orders can be placed here or here.

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