MAYHEM Announce Headlining Tour With WATAIN And REVENGE


The infamous Mayhem have announced dates for an upcoming 18-date Winter tour alongside Swedish peers Watain and Ross Bay annihilators Revenge. The band will be supporting their 2014 release, Esoteric Warfare, released this past June on Season Of Mist Records. Peep the full tour dates below and follow the tour’s official Facebook page here for future updatesContinue reading

WATAIN Are Killing Children With This New Track

I have slowly fell out of love with Watain over the years. I used to listen to the band relentlessly but now I only find myself listening to them when I stumble across them. I wouldn’t say I was anticipating their upcoming album The Wild Hunt, but after hearing the new track the band has released, I may have just changed my mind.     Continue reading

Fuck Off, We Murder: WATAIN Covering GG ALLIN Is One Of The Best Things Ever

As a fan of punk music, I have a lot of respect for GG Allin. The guys was off his rocker, but he was an amazing musician and he wrote a lot of amazing tunes. You don’t see many covers of Allin tunes these days, but when they come up they are usually pretty rad. Watain are proof of this now. The band has unleashed a killer cover of “Fuck Off, We Murder” for the latest Decibel Flexi Disc. You can stream the track here or here and I highly suggest doing so. It rules.       Continue reading

Blasphemous Offerings: Better Late Than Never

Well, I usually do these playlists, when I do them at all, in the morning so that you all have some filthy blackened tunes to listen to while you do whatever the hell it is that you do on Sunday morning. Well, I didn’t get around to it this morning and figured I’d just post one tonight. So without further ado, here is the latest Blasphemous Offerings playlist. Featuring new tracks from Taake, Djevel, Woe and Dodsferd. Enjoy.     Continue reading

WATAIN Release New Lyric Video

Watain have released their new macabre lyric video for their blood soaked, hellfire fueled track “All That May Bleed”. The song will appear on the group’s upcoming record, The Wild Hunt, which will be released on August 20th. Check out the lyric video after the jump.

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WATAIN Detail New Album

Swedish black-metallers, Watain, have released the official details on their upcoming album The Wild Hunt. The album will see a release on August 20th in North America on His Master’s Noise/Century Media and will carry the following track listing:

  1. “Night Vision”
  2. “De Profundis”
  3. “Black Flames March”
  4. “All That May Bleed”
  5. “The Child Must Die”
  6. “They Rode On”
  7. “Sleepless Evil”
  8. “The Wild Hunt”
  9. “Outlaw”
  10. “Ignem Veni Mittere”
  11. “Holocaust Dawn”

The album’s first single, “All That May Bleed”, will see a digital and limited edition 7″ release on June 25th. Check out the album’s official artwork below.

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BLACK ANVIL Working On New Material

Blackened/sludgy/death metal band Black Anvil are reportedly working on new material. Bassist/vocalist Paul Delaney commented on the band’s upcoming offering:

“This is a darker, deeper record than our previous releases and a natural progression down the chosen path. Musically, and lyrically.. we will take our form to the next level.”

The band will also be supporting Watain at the following shows later this month.

05/14 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
05/15 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
05/16 Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
05/17 Columbus, OH – AlRosa Villa
05/18 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s

-Lane Oliver

Review: The Decibel Magazine Tour 4/29/2012

This past Febuary, like so many others around the time ticket sales were announced, I purchased a ticket to The Decibel Magazine Tour. This tour was full of so many heavy hitters in the underground metal scene, Swedish NWOBHM revivalists In Solitude, Dutch occult rockers The Devil’s Blood, Swedish black metal masters Watain, and Polish black/death powerhouse Behemoth. If there was ever a tour to boast high quality acts, this was it. Would this be worth it and then some?

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Who Wants A Free Compilation From Hails And Horns?!

Hails and Horns is giving away a free Summer compilation for the simple price of a Facebook Like. That’s pretty fair, right? I mean, Hails And Horns is a pretty outstanding publication. This compilation features tracks by Jungle Rot, Warbringer, Watain, Periphery, Lock Up and more. Twenty-seven monstrous tracks (give or take a few that I don’t care for). So head on over to Hails And Horns Facebook and download this comp! Full track list after the jump!

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.


Who’s On The Road and Where They Gon’ Be.

There seem to be an ass load of bands on tour nowadays. The  Acacia Strain kicked off the To Catch a Predatour with The Red Chord, the Contortionist, Terror and Gaza, Danzig’s coveted Blackest of The Black Tour (featuring Marduk, Toxic Holocaust, Possessed and Withered. Skeletonwitch are out with Landmine Marathon and Withered for The North American Skullsplitter Tour and then with Job For a Cowboy and Misery Index in December. There are so many amazing bands out on the road, it’s fucking crazy.

Cannibal Corpse w/ Dying Fetus, Vital Remains, and Devourment

11/05 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundrolounge
11/06 Charleston, SC Charleston Oasis
11/07 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
11/08 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theater
11/09 Nashville, TN Exit In
11/10 Lexington, KY Buster’s
11/11 East St. Louis, MO Pop’s
11/12 Des Moines, IA People’s Court
11/13 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
11/14 Madison, WI The Annex
11/16 Columbus, OH Skully’s
11/17 Williamsville, NY Infinity
11/18 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
11/19 New York, NY Santos Party House
11/20 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
11/21 Washington DC, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
11/22 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

Goatwhore w/ Watain and Black Anvil

11/06 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls
11/07 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
11/08 St. Paul, MN Station 4
11/10 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
11/11 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas
11/12 Portland, OR Branx (Loveland)
11/13 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
11/14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
11/16 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
11/17 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
11/18 San Diego, CA Ruby Room
11/19 West Hollywood, CA The Whisky
11/20 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
11/21 El Paso, TX Club 101
11/22 Dallas, TX The Loft
11/23 Austin, TX Emo’s
11/24 Houston, TX Numbers
11/26 Metairie, LA The Bar
11/27 Orlando, FL Back Booth
11/29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/30 Baltimore, MD Sonar
12/01 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
12/02 New York, NY Santos Party House
12/03 Montreal, QB Les Foufounes Electriques
12/04 Toronto, ON The Opera House

Dawn of Ashes, Dimmu Borgir, Enslaved and Blood Red Throne

11/05 Worcester, MA The Palladium
11/06 Albany, NY Northern Lights
11/07 Towson, MD Recher Theater
11/08 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/10 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
11/13 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/14 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/15 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
11/16 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
11/18 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
11/19 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
11/21 Vancouver, B.C. Rickshaw Theater
11/22 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory
11/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
11/24 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
11/26 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
11/27 Pomona, CA The Fox Theater
11/28 San Francisco, CA The Regency Grand Ballroom
11/30 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
12/01 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
12/02 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
12/03 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
12/04 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
12/06 Dallas, TX House of Blues
12/07 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/09 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
12/10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
12/11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
12/12 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
12/13 Montreal, QC Metropolis
12/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial

And on top of the gnarly North American tours, Europe will be seeing some sick shit coming up. Including:

Coliseum, Bison BC and Kvelertak

07/11/10 – CZ – Prague – 007
08/11/10 – DE – München – Feierwerk
09/11/10 – DE – Berlin – Cassiopeia
10/11/10 – DK – Copenhagen – Beta
12/11/10 – NO – Oslo – Garage
13/11/10 – SE – Stockholm – Cafe 44
14/11/10 – DE – Hamburg – Hafenklang
15/11/10 – DE – Giessen – MuK
16/11/10 – NL – Venlo – Perron 55
17/11/10 – UK – London – Underworld
18/11/10 – UK – Stoke on Trent – Sugarmill
19/11/10 – UK – Glasgow – Ivory Black
20/11/10 – UK – Leeds – The Well
21/11/10 – UK – Norwich – The Marquee
22/11/10 – NL – Tilburg – 013
23/11/10 – BE – Antwerp – Trix
25/11/10 – DE – Karlsruhe – Jubez w/Shrinebuilder
26/11/10 – FR – Paris – Glazart
27/11/10 – BE – Brugges – Thope
28/11/10 – DE – Saarbrücken – Garage
29/11/10 – CH – Zürich – Dynamo
30/11/10 – IT – Milano – Magnolia
01/12/10 – IT – Bologna – Locomotiv
02/12/10 – AT – Vienna – Shelter
03/12/10 – DE – Rosswein – Juha
04/12/10 – DE – Essen – Julius-Leber-Haus

As I Lay Dying and Heaven Shall Burn (Suicide Silence are openers. Dew-Scented on some dates)

04/11/10 – CH – Zürich – Volkshaus
05/11/10 – IT – Cervia – Rock Planet
06/11/10 – AT – Wien – Gasometer
07/11/10 – DE – Nürnberg – Löwensaal
08/11/10 – FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
09/11/10 – FR – Paris – Le Trabendo
10/11/10 – LU – Esch-sur-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
11/11/10 – DE – München – Tonhalle / + DEW-SCENTED
12/11/10 – DE – Cologne – E-Werk / + DEW-SCENTED
13/11/10 – DE – Stuttgart – Longhorn LKA / + DEW-SCENTED
14/11/10 – DE – Münster – Skaters Palace / + DEW-SCENTED
15/11/10 – DE – Berlin – Astra / + DEW-SCENTED
16/11/10 – SE – Gothenburg – Brew House
17/11/10 – SE – Stockholm – Hovet
19/11/10 – FI – Helsinki – Nosturi
21/11/10 – SE – Malmö – KB Halle
22/11/10 – DE – Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit / + DEW-SCENTED
23/11/10 – DE – Leipzig – Werk 2 / + DEW-SCENTED
24/11/10 – BE – Antwerpen – Trix
25/11/10 – UK – Norwich – Waterfront Hall
26/11/10 – UK – London – Koko
27/11/10 – UK – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
28/11/10 – UK – Manchester – Academy 2
29/11/10 – UK – Glasgow – The Garage
30/11/10 – UK – Sheffield – Corporation

Six Feet Under w/ Lies, Disbelief and Hastur

12/01 Köln, DE Essigfabrik
12/02 Adelsheim, DE Live Factory
12/03 Berlin, DE K 17
12/04 Glauchau, DE Alte Spinnerei
12/05 Cham, DE L.A.
12/06 Ljubljana, SI Gala Hala Metelkova
12/07 Vienna, AT Szene
12/09 Graz, AT Explosiv
12/10 Aigen, AT Kikas
12/11 Bischofswerda, DE East Club
12/12 Kassel, DE Kulturfabrik Salzmann

The Ocean and Anathema

11/09 Vevey, CH Rocking Chair
11/10 Pratteln, CH Z7
11/11 Bologna, IT Estragon
11/12 Rome, IT Alpheus
11/13 Treviso, IT New Age
11/14 Milan, IT Magazzini Generali
11/15 Zagreb, HR Boogaloo Club
11/16 Graz, AT Listhalle
11/17 Vienna, AT Viper Room
11/18 Budapest, HU Diesel Club
11/21 Belgrade, RS Akademija
11/22 Bratislava, SK Randall
11/23 Prague, CZ Rock Café


And so much more. Be sure to go out and see your favorite bands on tour this fall and winter!

Random Band: Black Anvil

The first time I heard Black Anvil was right after “Time Insults The Mind” came out. I picked it up, put it in, and listened. It was good. I liked it a lot and still do. It is a great album. But, I was suspicious of them because I was  hearing a lot of come-around-goes-around black metal last year. Some shit from bands that, now, have disappeared or I have forgotten the names of. But Black Anvil were different. These dudes kept up a steady pace ever since they popped up on the radar. They have toured with bands such as Eyehategod, Municipal Waste and Marduk.  Their new album, “Triumvirate” dropped today on Relapse Records. I (unfortunately) haven’t got to pick it up yet, but I know for a fact it will be just as epic, if not more amazing than “Time Insults The Mind.” Did I mention these guys are kicking off a tour with Watain and Goatwhore beginning Nov. 6th? Be sure to catch them out! I still don’t see how guys in a hardcore band can go into black metal. That’s some gnarly shit.

Nov. 06 – Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 07 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
Nov. 08 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
Nov. 10 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
Nov. 11 – Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 12 – Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR
Nov. 13 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Nov. 16 – Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
Nov. 17 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Nov. 18 – The Ruby Room – San Diego, CA
Nov. 19 – The Whiskey – Hollywood, CA
Nov. 20 – Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
Nov. 21 – Club 101 – El Paso, TX
Nov. 22 – The Loft – Dallas, TX
Nov. 23 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Nov. 24 – Numbers – Houston, TX
Nov. 27 – Back Booth – Orlando, FL
Nov. 29 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Nov. 30 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD
Dec. 01 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Dec. 02 – Santo’s New York, NY [No Goatwhore]
Dec. 03 – Les FouFounes – Montreal, QC [no GOATWHORE]
Dec. 04 – Opera House – Toronto, ON [no GOATWHORE]