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The Blood of Gods Tour

October 21, 2017
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Tour Poster For: GWAR, Ghoul, Doyle and U.S. Bastards!

Tour Poster For: GWAR, Ghoul, He Is Legend and U.S. Bastards!

Official Tour Dates:

GHOUL w/ GWAR, Doyle, US Bastards: 
10/20/2017 The National – Richmond, VA
10/21/2017 The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
10/22/2017 Opera House – Toronto, ON
10/23/2017 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
10/25/2017 Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC
10/26/2017 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
10/27/2017 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
10/28/2017 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/29/2017 The Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
10/31/2017 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
11/01/2017 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
11/02/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
11/03/2017 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
11/04/2017 Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Sioux City, IA
11/05/2017 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
w/ GWAR, He Is Legand, US Bastards:
11/07/2017 First Avenue- Minneapolis, MN
11/08/2017 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
11/09/2017 Saskatoon Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
11/10/2017 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
11/11/2017 The Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB
11/13/2017 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
11/14/2017 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
11/15/2017 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
11/17/2017 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
11/18/2017 Fremont Country Club – Las Vegas, NV
11/19/2017 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
11/21/2017 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/22/2017 The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
11/23/2017 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
11/24/2017 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
11/25/2017 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/26/2017 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
11/28/2017 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
11/29/2017 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
11/30/2017 House of Blues – Houston, TX
12/01/2017 The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
12/02/2017 Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
12/03/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/05/2017 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
12/06/2017 The Ritz – Tampa, FL
12/08/2017 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
12/09/2017 Limelight – Peoria, IL
12/10/2017 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
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A Night In Texas: Global Slaughter

October 20, 2017
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Global Slaughter begins with a dramatic and theatrical intro that not only pulls you in to the record but also makes you feel as though your time on this earth has come. Around the one minute mark the suspenseful and ominous intro fades and you quickly become under fire from a barrage of blasting drums and hellish shrieking vocals. This opening salvo just so happens to be the title track and the mark of the end of your days to come. Global Slaughter really is a slaughter and once you are done listening you feel as though you have been chewed up and spit out. This record is a force as it is undeniably neck breaking and skull caving from the first note until the final one.

This new release from A Night In Texas deals with the human condition, our political landscape as well as the permanent and irreversible damage that we have done to the earth among other things, and the way that these death dealers get you to pay attention is by blasting it straight in to your skull. Each track on this release including the two minute interlude Mors Ludicrum is a non-stop heavy handed beating. Global Slaughter is a potent and punishing record that doesn’t let its foot off of your throat even for a second. Each minute of this released is filled with unrelenting and skull beating deathcore. With breakdowns that are designed to shatter spines, gut ripping riffs, blasting drums and larynx shredding vocals, you are treated to a wholly chaotic and life stealing listen.

While Global Slaughter certainly is undeniably heavy, A Night In Texas incorporates a little bit of an atmospheric element throughout each track as well. This atmosphere that A Night In Texas creates isn’t one that is soothing by any means. Instead this atmosphere is sinister and adds a little more urgency in to each track as well. The little bits of atmosphere that are added in to each of the ten tracks works excellently along side the absolutely bludgeoning onslaught. It provides you with a sense of dread and ominous despair and that just ends up working so well with the overall sound as well as the message that is being portrayed.

Global Slaughter is an excellent follow up to their debut full length The God Delusion. This is a focused monster of a record that you will have a hard time putting down. It is clean, tightly knit, well performed and crafted and what you get as an end result is a savage bone breaking release. In the two years since The God Delusion came out it seems as though A Night In Texas’ sound and overall writing has matured and become more focused and that ultimately created this behemoth of a record, and god damn it definitely is.

Overall, Global Slaughter is a very good album, one that will I’m sure be on repeat for many a number of people for some time to come. Global Slaughter is memorable, heavy, neck breaking and an overall entertaining and solid release.

Global Slaughter will be out December 11, 2017

Check out their official music video for Population Extermination below!

Links to check out:

A Night In Texas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anightintexas/

A Night In Texas Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/anightintexas/

To pre-order check out their Bigcartel!

Dead Woman’s Ditch: Seo Mere Saetan

October 18, 2017
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Cloaked in doom misery and shrouded in gnarled black metal undertones as well as a collection of various other genres is Dead Woman’s Ditch and their newest offering Seo Mere Saetan. This brand new release contains six brand new tracks that trudge along through lengthy run times providing you with grim, dark and mysterious tunes for you to get yourself wrapped up in. Dead Woman’s Ditch provides you with zero comfort as they get right in to the meat of their twisted sound immediately. Their opening salvo comes from The Ugly Truths which lurks and trudges along gifting you with nothing but dark and sinister tones setting the pace and the tone for the remaining five songs to follow.

The balance of black metal and doom within this record is great as Dead Woman’s Ditch provides you with both unique sounds from each genre throughout each track. While  the majority of Dead Woman’s Ditch’s sound can be heard through their doom and black metal influences, they also incorporate many more unique sounds and influences to create a unique and mysterious overall sound. Dead Woman’s Ditch does a great job of pulling you in nearly immediately with their contorted, varied, hard to completely pin point and grime filled sound.

Seo Mere Saetan certainly is a cold and grisly record that paints soundscapes of utter darkness and madness. The atmosphere that seeps through your speakers begins to encircle you and drag you further and further in to a fog filled horror. Each track is massively intense and demanding as they shovel so much at you all at one time, and even so each song is cohesive and incredibly well constructed. Seo Mere Saetan as a whole is just as melodic as it is striking and punishing as Dead Woman’s Ditch does an excellent job of balancing melody with malice.

From the massively sludge filled riffs that are paired with heavy drums, bone rattling bass lines and varied vocals that switch off between piercing screams to gravel filled yells, everything comes together very well through each track. Seo Mere Saetan as whole is a well performed record that horrifies and mystifies all while it takes you on a grim and dark journey through soundscapes that are entirely devoid of light and life.

This is an impressive debut release for Dead Woman’s Ditch. The entire record is well constructed and each element that these heathens have sewn in to this release work very well with each other to create a nice and horrific sound that you are bound to remember.

Devilpriest: Devil Inspired Chants

October 18, 2017
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Spewing forth from the very depths of hell comes Devilpriest and their debut album Devil Inspired Chants. Right off the bat Devilpriest makes you feel unwelcome as they rain heavy blood drenched riffs and skull cracking drums down upon you nearly immediately. Devilpriest doesn’t give you much time at all to become acquainted with them as they shove their sickening brand of blackened death metal down your throat as soon as you press play. From the first track Withstand The Holy Ghost on, you become encircled by a sonic wall of madness and pure evil. Through and through, Devil Inspired Chants is a sinister and venomous record that never lets up as it leads you to the altar of sacrifice.

The old-school approach is certainly a tried and true approach among new bands and that is the sound that you get with Devilpriest. You get an old-school blackened death metal sound from them, and while death metal and black metal are flooded with bands that take this old-school sound it can get tedious. That being said, the way in which Devilpriest utilize this throw back sound makes Devil Inspired Chants to be an entertaining and head banging listen regardless.

There isn’t anything that is completely new or ground breaking within Devil Inspired Chants, but even so, Devilpriest executes this record very well creating a chaotic storm of pure madness and Satanic worship. Everything on this record is done very well; from the maniacal screams to the blood saturated riffs to the blasting drums all the way to the clean production. Devil Inspired Chants is a solid record that dares you to listen beyond the first track and when you do you discover some flesh shredding and skull crumbling tunes.

Coming from a band that is just entering the death/black metal fray, this is an impressive and well orchestrated debut record. Through eight tracks you are presented with poisonous and wretched blackened death metal. Each track is worth cranking and snapping your neck to and Devil Inspired Chants is worth listening to more than just a couple of times.

This release is dark, satanic, twisted, chaotic and very heavy. Devilpriest never give you too many moments to pause and catch your breath. Devil Inspired Chants is a death machine as they roll through track after track of barbaric and slaughtering metal.

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Devil Inspired Chants will be out November 10, 2017 through Pagan Records.

Gloam: Death is the Beginning

October 16, 2017
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The newest effort Death is the Beginning from California natives Gloam begins with an appropriately titled intro called Anguish. Anguish is a three plus minute intro that may be just a little too long of an intro for some, but what it does is expertly set up the tone and the overall mood of the rest of the EP. Anguish at first seems to be a melancholic intro that begins with some picked notes that ultimately end up blending together with pounding drums and humming bass lines. The longer that you listen to Anguish you begin to realize that there is something much more sinister lurking within its sound and that Death is the Beginning is about to become much more murky and grim.

Once Anguish fades away you start off with …Of A Carrion Kind which completely submerges you in the dark and purely sinister world of Gloam. Gloam creates an ultimately deadly and poisonous sound by combining doom, black metal and even some thrash elements. They weave each genre together expertly creating a cohesive and grim sound that gets right under your skin. …Of A Carrion Kind leans more on Gloam’s black metal elements as this track provides you with seven minutes of terrorizing and blood lusting black metal. This song starts off nearly immediately providing you with pulsating drums and sharp buzzing riffs. After nearly a minute and a half raspy and hellish vocals force their way through the never ending storm of blackened noise. …Of A Carrion Kind is a blasting assault of a track that quickly engulfs you in hellish and pitch black flames.

The third and final track on this EP is the title track, and unlike …Of A Carrion Kind, this song is slower and more doom oriented. From the very beginning of the title track you are dragged through a murky and malevolent sound that crushes you under its sheer weight. As the title track trudges along you can feel yourself being bogged down and dragged down in to the gloomy abyss that Gloam has created. For more than half of the song you are provided with nothing but murky riffs and demonic vocals until Gloam changes pace in the blink of an eye only to present you with more chaotic and blasphemous black metal. Within the track Death is the Beginning, Gloam show that they can transition between black metal and doom seamlessly as well as combine the two expertly. Never does Gloam lurch from one to the other creating a cohesive and well constructed sound.

Death is the Beginning is only three tracks and nineteen minutes long, not a terribly long effort, but long enough to keep your sinister appetite subdued and just short enough to keep you listening over and over again. This is a well put together and performed release that gets you hooked right from the beginning.

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Death is the Beginning is available now through Blood Harvest Records!

Links to purchase: Bandcamp: https://bloodharvestrecords.bandcamp.com/album/death-is-the-beginning-mlp-mcd

Blood Harvest official store: CD: http://shop.bloodharvest.se/?product=gloam-death-is-the-beginning-mcd-blood-harvest

Vinyl: http://shop.bloodharvest.se/?product=gloam-death-is-the-beginning-12ep-blood-harvest

 

 

Necrot: Blood Offerings

October 14, 2017
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Necrot formed in 2011, and since then they have put out three demos and a compilation album. Six years after formation, these death metal heathens released their debut full length titled Blood Offerings. This release is eight tracks long full of nothing but old-school death metal inspired tunes that are covered in as much blood and blasphemy as you could possibly want. With an old-school neck twisting groove, Necrot created something that sounds as though it belongs in the late eighties and early nineties era of death metal. While Necrot takes the tried and true approach, they do add their own sound to it to make this bludgeoning death sound their own.

Without so much as an introduction, Necrot blast straight through your speakers with blasting drums, contorted riffs and zombie like growls that make your flesh peel from bone. Through and through, Blood Offerings is death metal and nothing else. This is straight up uncompromising and unrelenting death metal down to the bones. There aren’t any breaks, no interludes or intros to any of their tracks. Necrot rolls through eight songs without stopping or letting their blood soaked knife off of your throat.

Blood Offerings is a rumbling and menacing death machine that culls, decapitates and aims for nothing other than your demise. Each of the eight tracks on this record are blood and entrails soaked as they spurt blood and fling left over body parts. Blood Offerings is a sadistic an unrelenting blast from death metal’s past. From front to back, Blood Offerings is a ripping and head banging good listen that provides you with all of the death metal brutality that you could possibly be looking for.

This new release is a cohesive and well put together effort that really ends up show casing Necrot’s abilities. Over six years it seems as though they have honed their craft damn near perfectly ultimately to create an album that is as ripping and sharp as Blood Offerings. There are no frills, there isn’t anything that is over done or out of place as what you get is eight solid and sordid tracks of nothing but death.

Blood Offerings is for all death metal fans, but old-school death metal fans specifically. If you are looking for a sound that is older with some new death metal influences, Necrot certainly is the band that is the answer to that rotten death metal fix. Overall, Blood Offerings is a solid record; one that gets under your skin and one that you can head bang to feverishly and often, and not to mention, this is a great record for a debut full length.

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Blood Offerings is out now through Tankcrimes Records!

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