HE WHOSE OX IS GORED Announce New Album “The Camel, The Lion, The Child”

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Seattle doomgaze outfit He Whose Ox is Gored have announced the release of their debut full-length record and follow-up to their 2014 7″, Rumors. The album will be titled The Camel, The Lion, The Child and will be released on October 9 via Bleeding Light Records. The record was tracked at  Red Room and Ex Ex Audio in Seattle by Robert Cheek (Serial Hawk, Noise-A-Tron etc.) with additional recording taking place at Avast Studios with Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, etc). Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon etc.) handled mixing duties and frequent collaborator, Blake Bickel, mastered the album at Dynamic Sound Service. Guitarist and vocalist Brian McClelland comments on the upcoming effort:

“The Camel, The Lion, The Child is a cup that runs over. From the writing process and through the studio, we made it a point to make the record that we wanted. The songs grow and breathe with their own lives and personalities, and unfold with layers that surprise us to this day. The excellent engineering and mixing of Robert Cheek and Matt Bayles raised the bar, and pushed us to make the best record we could. Now, we share it with you.”

The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with the group’s upcoming tour dates with Mutoid Man.

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TURNSTILE Debut New Video “Canned Heat”

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Baltimore, MD’s grooviest metallic hardcore act, Turnstile, have just debuted a video for “Canned Heat”, a new track we last saw the group performing live at Florida’s Bringin’ It Back For The Kids Fest 2: Electric Boogaloo. Strewn together with pro-shot live footage from that very show, we are now treated to a mastered and complete version of the track…along with news that Turnstile will be releasing a new EP/LP/?? possibly entitled Step 2 Rhythm through Reaper Records this year. Metallic hardcore release of the year? I’d put my money on it. Stream “Canned Heat” below. Continue reading

BLOODBATH Returns With A “Legendary” Vocalist

According to a recent interview conducted by Metal Insider with Katatonia guitarist Anders Nystrom, the eminent death metal supergroup, Bloodbath, are poised for a return in 2013 with an as of yet unnamed new but “legendary” vocalist. Previously, the vocal positions were held by Mikael Åkerfeldt(Opeth) and Peter Tägtgren(Hypocrisy). The last official appearance and action done by the group was a brief encore stint on Opeth’s tour supporting their Heritage album wherein they were supported by Katatonia. Here’s what Anders had to say about the issue: Continue reading