Archive for June, 2012

ORANGE GOBLIN: Video Premiere Courtesy Of Metal Injection

Today Metal Injection, in cooperation with Scion A/V, unleashes Orange Goblin’s mammoth “Acid Trial” video. The track comes off the band’s A Eulogy For The Damned full-length released via Candlelight Records earlier this year. “Acid Trial” was directed by Tom J. Cronin offers up four-and-a-half minutes of psychedelic live footage, sharp visuals, hot ladies and general ass kickery.

Take at peep at THIS LOCATION.

A Eulogy For The Damned is Orange Goblin’s seventh studio album and first under the Candlelight Records banner. The offering continues to reap praise for its pure, sonic awesomeness from fans and critics nationally. Popdose called it “…pretty damn fantastic. Rockin’, riff-tastic and possibly the best record from start to finish that they’ve released yet.” Blistering crowned it “…a total pure-bred metal album,” adding that, “there’s not a trace of fluff or even a sideways idea to be found, which makes its execution all the more impressive,” while Decibel proclaimed: “Long-haired limeys, maximum riffage and turbo doom. Biker rock. From England. And it’s pretty awesome.” Metal Underground agreed: “With a sound that splits the difference between Sabbath and Motörhead, Orange Goblin serves up a potent dose of ’70s-style metal on A Eulogy For The Damned. Gloomy doom and punk power have seldom sounded so good together,”while added: “Orange Goblin’s A Eulogy For The Damned… is a lesson for the lesser ones. This is how to make a solid heavy metal album. It’s how the Chimera roars when it wants everyone to hear.”


VISION OF DISORDER: Track From New Album Streaming Via Lambgoat

Long Island hardcore pioneers Vision of Disorder recently finished recording their new full-length, and worldwide debut for Candlelight Records, entitled The Cursed Remain Cursed.

With eleven brand new energetic anthems, culminating influence from all eras of VOD’s infamous discography—their first new album to be recorded since their 2001-released From Bliss To DevastationThe Cursed Remain Cursed has been under construction for nearly four years. The anticipated new tunes were recorded by Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence, Four Year Strong) and mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Social Distortion, Ignite, Pennywise). The Cursed Remain Cursed will be released early this fall, and as per the band, was “written for the fans.”

Today hardcore webzine/community Lambgoat is hosting an exclusive worldwide premiere of “Loveless,” the opening track to The Cursed Remain Cursed, helping to inform diehard fanbase what to anticipate on the new Vision of Disorder album, RIGHT HERE.

Vision of Disorder will take part in the upcoming CBGB’s Festival this Summer, performing July 6th at Webster Hall in Manhattan, where the outfit will join hardcore legends Absolution, the Cro-Mags, Sick Of It All and more on stage in homage to the beloved, now-extinct NYC venue.

Confirmed Vision of Disorder Live Dates:
7/06/2012 Webster Hall – New York, NY @ CBGB’s Fest with Sick Of It All, Cro-Mags, Absolution [info]
10/19/2012 Club Revolution – Long Island, NY

New VOD tour dates will be announced in the coming days, including both stateside and European performance, and details for The Cursed Remain Cursed including the cover artwork and official worldwide release dates will be posted in the coming weeks.


RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER: New Album Out Today And Streaming Via Metalsucks

Ghostmaker, the third full-length from Philly’s adrenalized death/thrash quartet Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, is out today in North America via Candlelight Records. With more than forty-five minutes of nonstop soul-crushing thunder, Ghostmaker shows the outfit at their most antagonistic yet, while also showcasing the most talented musical prowess from RSG to date.

The mob at MetalSucks, who are obviously big fans of the hard-partying Rumpelstiltskin Grinder ethos, are streaming all twelve neck-wrecking tracks from Ghostmaker for a limited time. Get blasted RIGHT HERE.

Now in their tenth year as a unit, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder currently contains members of Absu, Woe, Azure Emote, Ashencult, Fucked Forever, Total Fucking Destruction, Smoker & the Rollers and more. Ghostmaker was produced by the members of the band and bears cover art by gore artist Mike Hrubovcak (Sinister, Grave, Hate Eternal, Cattle Decapitation, etc.) as with several of the band’s previous releases.


IHSAHN: Album Streaming In Its Entirety Via AOL Music!

Today and throughout the week AOL Music will be streaming Eremita, the latest full-length from former Emperor mastermind Ihsahn, in its entirety! Scheduled to drop tomorrow via Candlelight Records, the nine-track masterwork was recorded and produced at Telemark’s Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden’s Juke Joint Studio and Seattle’s Envisage Audio, and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) at Fascination Street Studios in Orebo, Sweden. In an 8/10 review Decibel assures: “…those into prime prog metal, here’s one of your favorite albums of 2012,” and Guitar World notes: “… Ihsahn proves yet again that he is one of the most influential, progressive and enduring musicians to emerge out of the classic Norwegian black metal scene.” MetalSucks: shares the sentiment proclaiming: “Ihsahn just keeps getting better and better with every album he releases. He’s really come into his own as one of the most talented musicians and songwriters in all of metal, and his distinct, singular sound has come a long way from his days in Emperor,” while boasts in a 4.5/5 review: “…one of the musical highlights of this year.”

Hear Eremita in full at THIS LOCATION.

Alongside Ihsahn, the mammoth undertaking features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining – Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (Star of Ash).


FEAR FACTORY: Announce AOL Listening Party

Today, and throughout the week, AOL Music will stream The Industrialist, the forthcoming new full-length from legendary futuristic metal sorcerers Fear Factory. Slated for North American release June 5, The Industrialist is the second album written by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split. Recently commended by Revolver Magazine in a 4/5 review for offering up “the same pulsating, angry urgency of old…nicely counterbalanced by some incredibly deft melodies,” The Industrialist is a conceptual record based around a short story written by Bell. The record again pairs Fear Factory with producer Rhys Fulber and was mixed by Greg Reely (Paradise Lost/Skinny Puppy/Machine Head), with additional tracking by Logan Mader (Gojira/Divine Heresy).

Hear The Industrialist in full at THIS LOCATION.

Currently ravaging stages across Europe, Fear Factory will return for another North American run of dates this summer headlining this year’s inaugural Shockwave Festival! Set to kick off July 6, the tour – which includes Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame – will steamroll its way through over two dozen cities across North America. Tickets are on sale NOW at THIS LOCATION.

Fear Factory – SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012: w/ Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame

  • 7/06/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA [TICKETS]
  • 7/07/2012 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC [TICKETS]
  • 7/09/2012 The Republik – Calgary, AB [TICKETS]
  • 7/11/2012 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB [TICKETS]
  • 7/12/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN [TICKETS]
  • 7/13/2012 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI [TICKETS]
  • 7/14/2012 Kool House – Toronto, ON [TICKETS]
  • 7/15/2012 The Armouries – Windsor, ON [TICKETS]
  • 7/17/2012 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC [TICKETS]
  • 7/18/2012 Le National – Montreal, QC [TICKETS]
  • 7/20/2012 Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY [TICKETS]
  • 7/21/2012 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY [TICKETS]
  • 7/22/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA [TICKETS]
  • 7/24/2012 Revolution – Amityville, NY [TICKETS]
  • 7/25/2012 Palladium – Worcester, MA [TICKETS]
  • 7/26/2012 Empire – West Springfield, VA [TICKETS]
  • 7/27/2012 Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH [TICKETS]
  • 7/28/2012 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL [TICKETS]
  • 7/29/2012 Tebala Shrine – Rockford, IL [TICKETS]
  • 7/31/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [TICKETS] ***
  • 8/02/2012 Nakai Hall – Window Rock, AZ [TICKETS]
  • 8/03/2012 The Marqee Theater – Tempe, AZ [TICKETS]
  • 8/04/2012 House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA [TICKETS]
  • *** – New Date Added