Thursday, June 30, 2011

CENTURY Set To Release New Album

Pennsylvania's CENTURY has completed work on their new album, titled "Red Giant." The follow-up to 2008's critically acclaimed, "Black Ocean," will be released on August 30th, 2011 by Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded by the band and mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and features art by Cameron Gray. The album can be pre-ordered here.

Band mastermind Carson Slovak commented: "I'm very excited about this album. It represents an expansive shift from what Century has done in the past. This is the album I've always wanted to make."

The track listing is as follows:

01. Lobotomy
02. Synapse
03. Oak God
04. My Lexicon
05. Dry Bride
06. Painting Leprosy
07. In Hell
08. Threats
09. Obelisk
10. Iconoclast

The Power Of The Riff Adds EYEHATEGOD, BLACK COBRA And More To Main Festival; Second TPOTR Event In Seattle Confirmed

As previously announced, Southern Lord and The Power Of The Riff have announced a series of events scheduled to attack the West Coast this August. The lineup for the second annual all-day TPOTR festival kicking off the four-show venture in Los Angeles on August 13 was just expanded, adding Eyehategod, Black Cobra, Baptists, Seven Sisters Of Sleep and others to the phenomenal list of bands already scheduled to play, also including Pentagram, Winter, Pelican, Trap Them, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix and more! An additional The Power Of The Riff event will be scheduled in Los Angeles, this same week, so stay tuned for the details to be announced shortly.

Following the festival in L.A., the TPOTR hits San Francisco for two full nights of mayhem. The first night will see Winter, Noothgrush, Trap Them, Black Breath, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix and more hitting the stage at Elbo Room, and the following night will see Pentagram, Pelican, Alpinist, Masakari, Early Graves, Baptists, Aeges and more storming The Mezzanine.

Moving further north, on August 18, Seattle's infamous Neumo's will showcase Winter, Pelican, Noothgrush, All Pigs Must Die, Alpinist, Masakari and Aeges hitting the stage together. AND, a SECOND Seattle-based TPOTR event has also just been announced, with a d-beat lineup set to bring down the roof of The Highline on August 20, with From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Trap Them and Baptists hitting the stage, and with more bands to be announced soon!

Flyers and ticket info for all confirmed TPOTR shows can be located HERE.

8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex - Los Angeles, CAPentagram, Eyehategod, Winter, Pelican, Trap Them, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix, Black Cobra, Skin Like Iron, Baptists, Masakari, Alpinist, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Aeges, Early Graves, Slave
Doors @ Noon
8/15/2011 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CAWinter, Noothgrush, Trap Them, Black Breath, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix
Doors @ 7:00pm
8/16/2011 The Mezzanine - San Francisco, CAPentagram, Pelican, Alpinist , Masakari, Early Graves, Baptists, Aeges
Doors @ 6:30pm
8/18/2011 Neumo's - Seattle, WAWinter, Pelican, Noothgrush, All Pigs Must Die, Alpinist, Masakari, Aeges
Doors @ 6:00pm
8/20/2011 The Highline - Seattle, WA
From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Trap Them, Baptists + more TBA
Doors @ 9:30

PYRRHON: Selfmadegod Records To Re-Release Debut Album From NYC Death Unit

Selfmadegod Records today announce that the label will re-release the debut album from New York City-based death metal outfit PYRRHON late this August.

A nightmarish blend of clanging death metal with surreal psychedelic elements, jazz rhythms, and delirious storytelling, An Excellent Servant But A Terrible Master features 45 minutes of crushing, modern death metal from this promising young act. Recorded by Dan Pilla at Bad Lab Studios in Tabernacle, New Jersey in early 2011, and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Krallice) at The Thousand Caves Studios in Queens, New York, the cover art and layout created by Caroline Harrison, and the completed album self-released by PYRRHON directly. This August, Polish record label Selfmadegod will officially reissue the album with proper distribution and promotion worldwide. An official street date will be announced shortly.

An Excellent Servant But a Terrible Master Track Listing:1. New Parasite
2. Glossolalian
3. Idiot Circles
4. Correcting a Mistake
5. Gamma Knife
6. The Architect Confesses (Spittlestrand Hair)
7. Flesh Isolation Chamber
8. A Terrible Master

PYRRHON formed in 2008 after a chance meeting on a subway platform, and have been honing their increasingly twisted take on the genre ever since. Their debut EP, Fever Kingdoms, was released by The Path Less Traveled Records in October 2010, and has consistently received laudatory reviews. Since their formation PYRRHON has gigged extensively in the greater New York City area and has shared the stage with Misery Index, Evoken, Liturgy, Cannabis Corpse, Creative Waste, The Binary Code, Gloominous Doom, Criminal Element, The Communion, Hung, Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Humanity Falls, Flourishing, Three Faces of Eve, Questioner, Abdicate and more.

Stay tuned for further developments, updated live appearances and promo/coverage info on PYRRHON and the upcoming reissue of An Excellent Servant But a Terrible Master in the weeks ahead.

Susi Brothers Launch, A New Social Networking One-Stop Catered To The Active Musician

Are you a musician looking to join a band or collaborate with other musicians, either locally or internationally? Is your band searching for the perfect member? Are you a teacher seeking new students? Or a tech, recording engineer, songwriter, or session musician simply looking for work?

Launched earlier this year by Unearth guitarist Ken Susi and his brother Paul, Intonation-Network -- -- is a free, user-friendly, location-based social networking site that allows musicians and music industry professionals to connect and collaborate online. This site does not attempt to replace other social networks, but instead allows for the consolidation of all your multimedia from other social networking sites into one place.

Discover: See and be seen! Find local musicians or expand your search to find musicians around the world. Show off your music and videos by creating profile pages for both you and your band(s).

Audition: Are you a musician looking for a band? Is your band in need of a new member? Use this site to advertise your needs and attract the best talent out there. Take it a step further and hold online auditions.

Learn: Use our location-based search engine to find local teachers. Teachers, advertise your services for free and attract new students

Promote: Enter information about upcoming events for you or your band. This is a great way to promote your events and gain the exposure you deserve.

Integrate: Many musicians are already using sites such as Facebook and YouTube to promote themselves. We don't want you to have to create another account or re-enter all your information again. Simply login with your Facebook account choose what information you'd like to share. In addition to Facebook integration, Intonation is also integrated with YouTube allowing you to further enhance your profile page with video.

Collaborate: Meet face-to-face with musicians around the world using Intonation-Network's online video chat.

Said Ken Susi of the official launch: "Intonation-Network will revolutionize the networking between musicians and music business representatives!" Paul agrees, adding, "It really is the perfect outlet for all musicians and bands to showcase their abilities and get discovered."

Check out a video introduction to the site, hosted by Ken Susi HERE.

ALL PIGS MUST DIE: Debut Full-Length Confirmed For August Release

Massachusetts slaughter squad ALL PIGS MUST DIE are preparing to set their debut full-length loose on the public this Summer. Entitled God Is War, the pummeling eight-song record album has officially been set for release on August 16, 2011 via Southern Lord Recordings, and bears some of the most hate-fueled hymns of the year.

Combining of old-school Swedish death metal savagery with explosive hardcore aggression and blistering, punk/d-beat energy, ALL PIGS MUST DIE have quickly become an extremely recognized and respected act in the mere year and a half since the band's formation. Their crushing 2010-released self-titled EP was initially released on LP via the band's own Nonbeliever Records, eventually catching the ear of Southern Lord, who almost immediately picked up the album for distribution, and signed the hard-working act for the release of their newly completed God Is War full-length.

A group committed to uncompromising sonic warfare APMD explode on God Is War, the album's sound and lyrical content assaulting the listener in a fury of death-filled anthems. Their upbeat flurry is slowed only for the occasional snail-paced buildup of mammoth riff tension, the rush of obvious hatred for humanity relentlessly displayed through it all. Recorded and mixed by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou at his God City Studio (Black Breath, Nails, Trap Them, Disfear) in December, the tone of God Is War is as foreboding as the music itself. The cover bears a fittingly dark drawing by famed artist Florian Bertmer, who was also responsible for the artwork on APMD's self-titled EP. View the cover art for the album, live footage and more right here!

God Is War Track Listing:

01 Death Dealer
02 Pulverization
03 Sacrosanct
04 God Is War
05 The Blessed Void
06 Third World Genocide
07 Total Extinction
08 Sadistic Vindicator

ALL PIGS MUST DIE contains vocalist Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), drummer Ben Koller (Converge), guitarist Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse) and bassist Matt Woods (Bloodhorse). Since uniting in APMD in 2010, the band have toured regionally throughout the U.S., including multiple major assaults at this year's SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, and several Scion-sponsored music showcases including their first West Coast appearance at Los Angeles' The Roxy. APMD will return to the West Coast this August as they are scheduled to play several of the upcoming The Power Of The Riff shows.

ALL PIGS MUST DIE Confirmed Live Assaults:

8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ TPOTR w/ Pentagram, Eyehategod, Winter, Pelican, Trap Them, Black Cobra, more [TICKETS]

8/15/2011 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA @ TPOTR w/ Winter, Noothgrush, Trap Them, Black Breath, Acephalix [TICKETS]

8/18/2011 Neumo's - Seattle, WA @ TPOTR w/ Winter, Pelican, Noothgrush, Alpinist, Masakari, Aeges [TICKETS]

8/25/2011 *TBA - Brooklyn, NY

Stay tuned for more updates on APMD throughout all of 2011 and beyond. Promos of God Is War will be available in July.


Denver based funeral grinders, CLINGING TO THE TREES OF A FOREST FIRE, have posted a video trailer for their upcoming EP entitled, "Visceral," which will hit the streets on July 19th via Prosthetic Records. Check it out here.. "Visceral" has six tracks and will be available digitally and on 10 inch vinyl, limited to 500 pieces. Pre-order the vinyl, now.

Check out the band on the road:
7/14 Blast-o-Mat - Denver, CO
7/15 Cheyenne, WY- Ernie November%
7/16 Salt Lake City, UT- The Shred Shed
7/17 Sun - Boise, ID- House of the Rising Sun%
7/19 Seattle, WA- Black Lodge #
7/20 Portland, OR- The Alleyway
7/21 Redding, CA- Tremont Cafe
7/22 Oakland, CA- Hazmat Warehouse #
7/24 Los Angeles, CA- The Blvd #
7/25 Mesa, AZ- Nile Underground
7/27 Austin, TX- Red 7 #
7/28 San Antonio, TX- Korova #
7/30 Atlanta, GA- Wonder Root
7/31 Nashville, TN- 1318 Little Hamilton #
8/1 Greensboro, NC- Legit Biz
8/4 Chicago, IL- Albion House #
8/5 St. Louis, MO- FUBAR #
8/27 Greeley, CO- Crabtree Brewery w/ Misery Index
# w/ Transient, % w/Reproacher

CLINGING TO THE TREES OF A FOREST FIRE formed and released "Harmonies From Bleeding Mouths," an EP in 2006, and their first full-length, "Omega Drunk On The Blood Of Alpha" in 2008 on Debello Recordings. Their Prosthetic debut, "Songs of Ill Hope and Desperation," which was recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter) was released last year. Decibel Magazine gave the album a 9 out of 10 and called it "pure, cold-blooded grind."

LANDMINE MARATHON Announce Summer Tour

Arizona's LANDMINE MARATHON have announced a West coast tour starting on July 29th and concluding on August 13th. Along the way, they'll be playing with Toxic Holocaust, label mates Holy Grail, and Owen Hart amongst others. The band just completed the follow up to 2010's, "Sovereign Descent." Their fourth, as of yet untitled, album, was recorded at guitarist Ryan Butler's Arcane Digital Recording Studios, and should see a fall 2011 release.

LANDMINE MARATHON bassist Matt Martinez commented: "After taking off more than a few months to write and record our next album, we are feeling very antsy to hit the road. This trip will give us the opportunity to rage with friends new and old and 'road test' some of our new songs!"

The band's confirmed dates are:
July 29 Canoga Park, CA The Cobalt Café w/ Toxic Holocaust, Holy Grail, The Krum Bums
July 30 San Diego CA The Shakedown
July 31 Ventura, CA Zoey's Café
Aug. 2 Fresno, CA The Ranch
Aug. 3 Reno, NV Jub Jub's Palor
Aug. 4 Sacramento CA The Fire Escape
Aug. 5 Oakland CA Sub/Mission w/ Bastard Noise, Voetsek
Aug. 6 Arcata, CA The Jambalaya
Aug. 7 Medford OR Musichead
Aug. 8 Portland OR Plan B
Aug. 9 Seattle WA El Corazon Lounge w/ Owen Hart, Theories
Aug. 10 Boise ID The Shredder
Aug. 11 Salt Lake City UT Salt Lake Recording Services
Aug 12 Denver CO The Rockaway
Aug. 13 Santa Fe NM TBA

LANDMINE MARATHON, whose vocalist, Grace Perry, appeared on the cover of Revolver Magazine in late 2009, performed several shows at South By Southwest and the 2nd Annual SCION ROCK FEST in March 2010, appeared at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest and Indianapolis' Dude Fest last year. The band also did a video for the track, "Shadows Fed To Tyrants," which can be viewed HERE and participated in a unique collaboration with CRANK, filmmaker, Brian Taylor, who recorded his own guitar tracks to the track, "Skin From Skull."

Boston Rockers to open for Queensryche at House of Blues

Boston-based rock band Switchblade Suicide has been asked by legendary rock band Queensryche to be the opening act for their "30th Anniversary Tour” when it comes to House Of Blues on Lansdowne Street in Boston, MA on Saturday, August 6 at 6:00p.

Switchblade Suicide's sound is colorfully described as the bastard child of hard rock and heavy metal, devouring the riffs of the ‘70s (KISS, Aerosmith), the driving dominance of the ‘80s (AC/DC, Guns ‘N Roses), and the remorseless angst of the ‘90s (Alice in Chains). Blend it all together and "The Blade," as their fans have dubbed them, personifies the next incarnation of raw, ruthless rock ‘n’ roll, refusing to replicate.

With a sound and vibe that is uncompromising, unapologetic, and unbridled, Boston-based Switchblade Suicide will infectiously inject you with a lethal dose of original rock ‘n' roll ... just what the doctor ordered for the revival of rock music.

In 2010, Switchblade Suicide was #1 in the voting out of 150 local bands that entered the KISS/Guitar Center Opening Act Competition (Boston Area). After the public voting period ended for the Boston area on June 23, KISS reviewed the submissions of the top 5 bands. In addition to receiving the most votes, Switchblade Suicide was selected based on their excellent musicianship, solid commercial viability & marketability, and a genre of music that KISS embodies.

In addition to opening for Queensryche & KISS, “The Blade” has opened for Cheap Trick & Squeeze, Dizzy Reed (Guns ‘N Roses), and members of Quiet Riot, Warrant, and White Lion. Switchblade Suicide has also had notable performances in cities such as Pittsburgh, New York City, Hartford, Manchester, Providence, and Boston, with airplay on WBCN and live appearances on WAAF.

Along with their self-titled debut EP & 2010 follow up release, “Japanese Release”, Switchblade Suicide’s newest single, "Love & Suicide", is now available on iTunes, CDBaby, and

Don't miss Switchblade Suicide opening for Queensryche’s “30th Anniversary Tour”, Live at House of Blues on Lansdowne Street in Boston, MA on Saturday, August 6 at 6:00p. For complete ticket information, visit .

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2011 – Former ISIS band members Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer take viewer questions via a live video chat hosted by on July 5 at 6 pm pacific/9 pm eastern.

The direct link to login to the chat on July 5 is

ISIS, who disbanded in May 2010, is in the midst of releasing a series of five live albums that span the band’s thirteen year career. ISIS Live I 09.23.03 was released on May 31 followed by ISIS Live II 03.19.03 on June 14 with the next release coming on June 28 and titled ISIS Live III 12.17.04. The digital releases can be ordered individually or as bundled packages with vintage ISIS merchandise at A full list of release dates and track listings can be found below.

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ISIS live releases:

ISIS Live I 9.23.03

Release date: May 31, 2011

Recorded at The Fillmore (San Francisco)

Track list:

1. Carry

2. Weight

3. Hym

4. The Beginning and the End

ISIS Live II 03.19.03

Release date: June 14, 2011

Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden

Track list:

1. From Sinking

2. Glisten

3. Carry

4. Weight

5. The Beginning and the End

6. Celestial (Ext./Alt. Version)

ISIS Live III 12.17.04

Release date: June 28, 2011

Recorded at The Launchpad (Albuquerque)

Track list:

1. So Did We

2. Backlit

3. The Beginning and the End

4. In Fiction

5. Wills Dissolve

6. Grinning Mouths

7. Altered Course

ISIS Live IV Selections 2001 - 2005

Release date: July 12, 2011

Recorded: Various dates (2001, 2002 and 2005) at WMBR (Boston), The Troubadour (Los Angeles), CBGB's (New York), The Rotunda (Philadelphia) and The Middle East (Boston)

Track list:

1. Gentle Time

2. Glisten

3. CFT

4. Celestial

5. Improv 1 (Endless Nameless)

6. False Light

7. The Weight (Feat. Justin Chancellor and Troy Ziegler)

ISIS Live V 07.23.06

Release date: July 26, 2011

Recorded at Koko's (London)

Track list:

1. The Beginning and the End

2. The Other

3. False Light

4. Carry

5. -/Maritime

6. Weight

7. From Sinking

8. Hym

Pre-order packages available at

$5.99 - Digital download of each individual album

$20 - Digital download of all five albums

$36 - ISIS Inaugural t-shirt and digital download of all five albums

$51 - ISIS Inaugural t-shirt, Clearing The Eye DVD and digital download of all five albums

$56 - ISIS Inaugural hoodie and digital download of all five albums

$71 - ISIS Inaugural hoodie, Clearing The Eye DVD and digital download of all five albums

Redemption codes for each album purchase will be sent to purchaser on the respective album release date

InVogue Records Signs Italy's Everland

Rome, Italy's Everland have inked a deal with InVogue Records. The band features Hopes Die Last vocals Marco Calanca. The band is currently in the studio finishing up their debut album that is self-titled and slated for a September release.

"I've always been a huge fan of Marco's vocals and songwriting since signing them to my previous label. I think Everland offers that straight up rock and roll sound that I love & it is refreshing to hear", said InVogue owner Nick Moore. "We are very excited to release this record and get them some attention here in the USA!"

Forming in early 2011, Everland has been busy formulating their rock and roll sound with catchy vocal melodies. The group will be touring around Europe this fall in support of the album. InVogue Records is an independent label based out of Findlay, OH owned and operated by Before Their Eyes front man Nick Moore.

UNEARTH: Worldwide Album Premiere Hosted By Alternative Press

Today, Alternative Press hosts a worldwide album premiere of UNEARTH's upcoming Darkness In The Light full-length, scheduled to hit North American record shelves on July 5, 2011, via Metal Blade Records. The 11-track long player was recorded at Zing Studios in Westfield, Massachusetts with producer (and Killswitch Engage guitarist) Adam Dutkiewicz and mixed at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium, et al). Sitting in on drums during the recording was Justin Foley (Killswitch Engage/Blood Has Been Shed).

Comments vocalist Trevor Phipps of the record: "This album is without a doubt some of the heaviest, most dynamic and memorable tunes we've ever written. The disc is littered with the shred 'n' stomp-filled songs our fans would expect from us, as well as some added vocal hooks, guitar melodies, guitar solos and some different paths taken in style and structure. We knew we had to continue to separate ourselves from the pack and to cement our place in the heavy metal world as one of the leaders and not as one of the many followers that seem to hop on the trend wagon and give up so easily when the going gets hard. We are here to stay and collectively we couldn't be any more fired up to play these songs around the world for our fans new and old. So check it out, spread the word of underground metal and leave some feedback. See you on the road!"
To check out Darkness In The Light in its entirety, point your browser HERE. The stream will run from June 20 to July 5, the day the record hits streets.

With Darkness In The Light, the quintet have delivered their most honest and powerful statement to date, setting a new standard when it comes to marrying precision brute force and exhilarating melody. commended the band in an advance review noting: "Tight riffing, varying from technical pedal-style patternsto twin-harmony Maiden/At The Gates worship, plus all the brutally chugging breakdowns, will surely serve to inspire many a karate kick in the pits come tour time. This is definitely music to move by... " Pit Riff said Darkness In The Light is, "powerful, has the right amount of grab to it, and definitely has the spit-filled rage lyrically that this kind of music once possessed before being softened for the mall kids, " while Crave added: "Darkness In The Light is a first rate slice of metal that helps return the meat to the hollowed and empty husk of the metalcore genre." Said Decibel of the band's unwavering vitality: "Whether they're tearing up a club at a headlining gig, opening for another band on a few square feet of stage space or blasting through headphones, that unmistakable energy is always there."

Several discounted pre-order deals for Darkness In The Light are still available. Packages include:

CD: $9.99
CD + T-Shirt: $19.99
CD + UNEARTH Beer Bong: $20.99
CD + T-Shirt + UNEARTH Beer Bong: $29.99

It should be noted that the UNEARTH Beer Bong is a pre-order item only and will not be available post street date. For further info, check out UNEARTH's official Darkness In The Light landing page where you'll also find news, tour updates and more:
Worldwide Release Dates:Darkness In The Light will be released in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Norway July 1, the rest of Europe on July 4, North America, Spain and Italy on July 5, Finland and Hungary on July 6, Australia July 8 and Japan on July 27.

SOURVEIN: New Track Stream Available Via Gun Shy Assassin

Black Fangs To Be Released In North America Tomorrow!

Gun Shy Assassin is currently streaming "Fangs," the first track off SOURVEIN's Black Fangs full-length. Scheduled for North American release TOMORROW, June 21 via Candlelight Records, the latest long player from the North Carolina kings of sludge features ten bottom-heavy, feedback-soaked, doom-tinged odes of heavy. Said Decibel Magazine: "These riffs are so filthy and dirty, it's like being held facedown in mud."

Check out "Fangs" as well as some words about the track from SOURVEIN ringleader, T-Roy HERE.

In related news, SOURVEIN, will kick off a near three-week U.S. tour this July. The chaos will commence in Philadelphia with Jucifer on July 6 and level 16 more cities before finishing up at Ground Zero in Spartanburg on July 23. No one is safe. 

SOURVEIN July Tour Dates:
7/06/2011 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Jucifer
7/07/2011 Heirloom Arts - Danbury, CT w/ Jucifer
7/08/2011 St. Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
7/09/2011 Popeye's - Peekskill, NY
7/10/2011 Big Jar - Rochester, NY
7/11/2011 Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
7/12/2011 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Nachtmystium
7/13/2011 Mac's - Lansing, MI w/ Nachtmystium
7/14/2011 31st St Pub - Pittsburgh, PA
7/15/2011 Ravari Room - Columbus, OH
7/16/2011 Volrath - Indianapolis, IN
7/17/2011 Pyramid - Grand Rapids, MI
7/18/2011 Frank's Power Plant - Milwaukee, WI
7/19/2011 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Nachtmystium
7/20/2011 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
7/21/2011 TBA
7/22/2011 The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
7/23/2011 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC


T-Roy - vocals
King James - guitar
Jeffrie "Kong" Moen - drums
Ahmasi O'Daniel - bass

Ripple Music To Celebrate 1 year Anniversary with Thank You Discounts and a Special giveaway!

After exploding onto the scene June of last year, Ripple Music continues its path as one of the fastest growing Independent Record Labels in America!

Following a year that saw the signing and releasing of new and vintage material from Stone Axe, Poobah, JPT Scare Band, Fen, Modern Day Moonshine, Mighty High, Grand Atlantic, Sky Parade, and Kevin Beadles, Ripple Music followed up by adding such bands as Mos Generator, Iron Claw, Grifter, and Tripdavon to their roster, and inked several major international distribution deals. And there's much more to come!

Now, as Ripple Music moves into its second year, founders John Rancik and Todd Severin want to celebrate the enthusiasm of their music lovers (known as waveriders) with some Anniversary Specials. As a thank you to their fans and supporters who’ve allowed Ripple to strike out and bring independent music to the world, Ripple will be applying special 15% discounts on everything ordered from the Ripple Store from anniversary day, June 22nd through Independence day July 4th.

And when Ripple Music says “discount on everything” they mean everything, including special collectors packages of Stone Axe I deluxe CD/DVD, vinyl and 7” single, the new Heavy Ripples double 7” package, and the best-selling Poobah “Let Me In” double 12” LP. In the store, you can also find classic non-Ripple albums from Ripple artists Stone Axe, Mos Generator, and JPT Scare Band. All of which will get the additional anniversary discount.

But wait, there's more. Every waverider who places an order during the anniversary special will get their name placed into a drawing for a very special, last-one-of-its-kind surprise Test Pressing. Yes, John and Todd are going to go back into the vault and pull out the last test pressing available and give it away as a special surprise to one lucky fan.

It’s all just Ripple’s way of saying thank you for allowing them to keep doing what they love, bringing the best music your way and putting the guts back into rock and roll!

Friday, June 17, 2011


Phoenix, AZ’s This Century is hitting the road as headliner on The Young & Useless Tour with guests Austin Gibbs and Carter Hulsey. The trek kicks off on July 7 in Scottsdale, AZ and winds down on August 6 in San Diego, CA.

Formed while most of the members were still in high school, This Century has gone on to perform on the Vans Warped Tour and Bamboozle Left, as well as on tours with such acts as Good Charlotte, The Maine, Forever the Sickest Kids, Never Shout Never, Hey Monday and many more.

The band, named one of AP’s “100 Bands You Need to Know in 2011”, will be playing songs off all of their releases including their most recent, Sound of Fire, on Warner imprint, Action Theory Records, which debuted in the top 40 on iTunes. Front man Joel Kanitz says, “On this tour we're finally getting a chance to do what we want creatively with the show. We get the chance to make it an actual production rather than just play a 30 minute set. Fans can expect to see a lot more from us visually and they'll hear more songs than what they're used to with typical a TC show. Besides all of that, we'll be sticking around after the shows so we can hang and meet everyone. Should be a lot of fun!”

This Century is: Joel Kanitz: Vocals, Sean Silverman: Guitar, Ryan Gose: Drums, Alex Silverman: Bass Guitar.

This Century’s The Young & Useless Tour

With Austin Gibbs and Carter Hulsey:

7.7 Scottsdale, AZ - Martini Ranch
7.13 Pensacola, FL - The Handlebar
7.17 Raleigh, NC - The Brewery

7.18 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
7.19 Allentown, PA - Crock Rock
7.20 Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary

7.21 Danbury, CT- The Streets @ Tuxedo Junction
7.22 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance

7.23 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
7.24 Rockville, NY - Vibe Lounge
7.26 Toronto, ON - Sneeky Dees
7.27 Pontiac, MI- Crofoot Ballroom
7.28 Grand Rapids, MI - MXTP
7.30 Tinley Park, IL - Mojoes
8.1 Denver, CO - Marquis
8.2 Ogden, UT - The Basement

8.3 St. George, UT - GoGo 37 Gallery
8.4 Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks Teen Center

8.5 Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
8.6 San Diego, CA - Epicentre


Man Overboard who are currently in the studio with Jesse Cannon and Steve Klein (of New Found Glory) recording their second LP, their first for Rise Records, has posted an in-studio video on their website, Upon completion of their album in early July they will be playing live on Radio 104.5 in Philadelphia on Friday, July 8th (Listeners world-wide can tune in at and playing a one-off New Jersey shore show on Saturday, July 9th presented by Property Of Zack). They will spend the rest of the summer touring Europe with Polar Bear Club. Their Rise Records debut is expect out in September. They will round out the year with a full US tour.

Man Overboard recently talked to Alternative Press about recording the new record. You can read that interview here:

Cruz Del Sur Update: ARGUS Live, TWISTED TOWER DIRE Record Release Party & More

Pennsylvania-based doom/metal troupe ARGUS have confirmed several badass live appearances for the coming weeks, kicking off with two shows this week! The band play Toledo, Ohio this Friday on their way to Kenosha, Wisconsin where they're scheduled as one of the main acts at this weekend's Days of the Doomed Festival, alongside The Gates of Slumber, Admiral Browning, Backwoods Payback, Orodruin, Black Pyramid and tons more.

More ARGUS shows are being confirmed for the Summer months, and the band are planning a mini tour for the late Summer/early Fall months as well. More info to follow in the coming weeks.

ARGUS have also confirmed that they'll be recording several bonus tracks for the vinyl edition of their latest opus, Boldly Stride The Doomed, including "Black Rose" by Thin Lizzy and "At the Gallow's End" by Candlemass. More info on the vinyl release will be announced shortly.

ARGUS Confirmed Live Appearances:

6/17/2011 Woodchuck's - Toledo, OH w/ The PB Army, Ugly Tribe Revival, Once-ler

6/18/2011 The P.L.A.V. - Kenosha, WI @ Days of the Doomed Fest [info]

7/23/2011 The Bricks - Franklin, PA w/ The Del Rios, Fistfight in the Parking Lot

" of the strongest, most memorable heavy metal albums in recent memory. The album gets the highest recommendation I'll give this year, a rewarding album for fans of heavy and doom alike. 98%" - Metal Archives

" they succeed effortlessly with an album equally musical, emotionally-charged, and balls-out-rockin’, but most importantly timeless. 9.2/10" - Metal Review

"...jam-packed with solid doom-metal riffage and tasty, melodic solos... 9/10" - Hellbound

"Classic and epic, foreboding and entertaining... 4/5" - Dangerdog Music Reviews

" pick for top albums of the year..." - Hellride Music

EYEHATEGOD: Retox And Nihilism Over Europe Tour 2011

New Orleans derelicts, EYEHATEGOD -- vocalist Mike Williams, guitarists Jimmy Bower and Brian Patton, bassist Gary Mader and drummer Joey LaCaze -- will kick off their long-anticipated European summer tour tomorrow! Dubbed the Retox and Nihilism Over Europe Tour 2011, the debauchery will commence at Hellfest in Clisson, France and level 20 additional cities, before coming to a tumultuous close at the Rock Café in Tallinn, Estonia. The trek will include stops at the Kriston Festival in Spain, GSM Fest in Portugal, the Roskilde Festival in Denmark and the Stoned From The Underground Festival in Germany. EYEHATEGOD will be joined by Japanese doom brigade, Church Of Misery.

Said Mike Williams of the journey: "Breaking news to the bastard sons of all unemployed and dysfunctional tribes of homeless malcontents worldwide! Louisiana's EYEHATEGOD have finally been granted a set of much-maligned overseas work visas today in an unprecedented governmental and congressional decision upheaval. EHG have been given legal permission to invade the European continent... and more. For tour dates, see below. The threat to rock 'n' roll, and music in general, is imminent. Kill your Facebook. Smash your Twitter. (R.I.P. Seth Putnam...)."

EYEHATEGOD Retox And Nihilism Over Europe Tour 2011:

View tour poster HERE

6/17/2011 Val de Moine (Hellfest) - Clisson, France
6/18/2011 Kristonfest at Bilbao - Bilbao, Spain
6/19/2011 Lisboa Club (GSM Fest) - Barcelos, Portugal
6/21/2011 La[2] - Barcelona, Spain
6/22/2011 L'ampérage - Grenoble, France
6/23/2011 Nouveau Casino - Paris, France
6/24/2011 Coperation - Sheffield, UK
6/25/2011 The Fleece & Firkin - Bristol, UK
6/26/2011 Underworld - London, UK
6/28/2011 Magasin 4 - Brussels, Belgium
6/29/2011 Baroeg - Rotterdam, Netherlands
6/30/2011 Hafenklang - Hamburg, Germany
7/01/2011 Roskilde Festival - Roskilde, Denmark
7/02/2011 SO36 -Berlin, Germany
7/03/2011 Arena - Vienna, Austria
7/05/2011 Magnolia - Milano, Italy
7/06/2011 Rock Planet - Ravenna, Italy
7/07/2011 An Club - Athens, Greece
7/08/2011 Alperstedter See (Stoned From The Underground Festival) - Erfurt, Germany
7/09/2011 Club YK - Helsinki, Finland
7/10/2011 Lutakko - Jyväskylä, Finland
7/11/2011 Rock Café - Tallinn, Estonia

In related news, EYEHATEGOD unleashed an official live DVD earlier this year via MVD. Simply titled Live, the 88-minute production features multi-camera footage from 2009 (Baltimore, MD) and 2010 (Cleveland, OH), with bonus clips from the last show of their 2010 European tour and videos never before released before on DVD. A perfect dose of Black Flag meets Black Sabbath in ragged, live glory. For more info, visit:

ANIMALS AS LEADERS' Vinyl Delayed a Week, Pre-orders Shipping Monday

The vinyl version of ANIMALS AS LEADERS' self titled debut, will now hit the streets on June 28th, a week later than originally scheduled. Pre-orders will begin shipping this Monday, June 20th. The 180-gram double-LP set, which includes the song "Wave of Babies" (previously an iTunes exclusive) as a bonus track, comes in a high-quality Stoughton gatefold jacket with enhanced album artwork that includes 3D imagery and custom AAL 3D glasses! The set is available on black and a green/yellow swirl and is limited to 1000 pieces total. There is also be a brand new, exclusive T-shirt available on its own or in a bundle with the LPs. The LP can still be ordered through PROSTHETIC's WEBSTORE.
The progressive instrumental act is currently recording their second album for Prosthetic, which should see a release later in the year. They will be embarking on their first headlining tour next month, along with label-mates, LAST CHANCE TO REASON and others. Then, the band will be touring Europe for the first time, supporting BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, and doing selected dates with the legendary DEFTONES. 

XIBALBA: Full Album Now Streaming At Brooklyn Vegan As U.S. Tour Continues

Ultra-aggressive Southern California hardcore/metal outfit XIBALBA are crushing the country state-by-state on their massive current tour, as the band storms into NYC tonight, on their way towards the Southeast states, with support from Foundation, Seraphim and Harm's Way along the way.

Today, Brooklyn Vegan is the streaming XIBALBA's entire upcoming Madre Mia Gracias Por Los Dias, set for release on CD this Tuesday, June 21 via Southern Lord Recordings. Stop everything, and GET IT HERE!

XIBALBA On Tour Now:6/16/2011 The Party Expo - Brooklyn, NY w/ Foundation
6/17/2011 BSM Upstairs - Philadelphia, PA w/ Foundation
6/18/2011 Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD w/ Foundation
6/19/2011 The Warehouse - Richmond, VA w/ Foundation
6/20/2011 Soapbox - Wilmington, NC w/ Foundation
6/21/2011 Luna Nueva - Atlanta, GA w/ Foundation
6/22/2011 Hoops Tavern - Orlando, FL w/ Seraphim
6/23/2011 The Talent Farm - Pembroke Pines, FL w/ Seraphim
6/24/2011 Unit 6 - Jacksonville, FL w/ Seraphim
6/25/2011 The Farside - Tallahassee, FL w/ Seraphim
6/26/2011 The Spot - Tupelo, MS w/ Seraphim
6/27/2011 Downtown Music Hall - Little Rock, AR w/ Seraphim
6/28/2011 1919 Hemphill - Fort Worth, TX w/ Seraphim
6/29/2011 The Naylair - El Paso, TX
6/30/2011 Yucca Practice Spot - Tempe, AZ w/ Harm's Way
7/01/2011 Che Cafe - San Diego, CA w/ Harm's Way
7/02/2011 Aladdin Jr. - Pomona, CA w/ Harm's Way
7/03/2011 924 Gilman - Berkeley, CA w/ Harm's Way
7/22-24/2011 Earl Warren Showgrounds - Santa Barbara, CA @ Sound And Fury Fest [info]

XIBALBA infuses their early American death metal influences born of Sepultura and Obituary with downtuned '90s hardcore acts like Disembodied and Bloodlet, resulting in an oppressive force to be reckoned with. The Madre Mia Por Los Dias CD contains the band's self-titled debut album as well as their material from the Earthquake compilation. The vinyl edition of Madre Mia Por Los Dias was released by A389 records (Ringworm, Integrity, Pulling Teeth), this new limited CD version seeing release June 21, 2011 on Southern Lord, as part of the label's ongoing underground series also including releases from Summon the Crows, Acephalix, Alpinist, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Planks and more.


Swedish heavy metallers HAMMERFALL have reached another important milestone in their career! Clinching the highest first-week sales of their career in excess of 1,700 units, their new album, Infected, has debuted on the following three American Billboard charts: #16 Heatseekers chart; #33 Current Hard Music albums; #51 Top Hard Music albums.
HAMMERFALL guitarist and founding member Oscar Dronjak checks in from Sweden about the news:
"Awesome news, and perhaps the sign of a new dawn for HAMMERFALL in North America? Working with [producer] James Michael this time was a fantastic experience, and a huge reason the album did as well as it apparently has! We are looking to tour extensively in the U.S. this time around, so keep an eye out for a HAMMERFALL show near you!"
Infected was produced & mixed by James Michael (MÖTLEY CRÜE, SCORPIONS, MEAT LOAF) and debuted at #2 on the Swedish album chart in late May (second only to Lady Gaga).
View the video for the track “One More Time” on YouTube. Watch the “making of” video here.
Download the HAMMERFALL app for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, now available here.
Visit HAMMERFALL online at, on Facebook, on MySpace, on Twitter and at

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Dutch progressive metal band TEXTURES proudly announce their first ever North American tour this coming Fall with PERIPHERY, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT, and THE CONTORTIONIST. The tour will coincide with the release of TEXTURES’ fourth studio album and Nuclear Blast debut. U.S. and select Canadian show dates will be announced in the next few weeks.

TEXTURES guitar player Bart Hennephof had the following to say about the upcoming “Frak The Gods” tour:

"Yes, finally we are able to do a tour in the U.S.! We are all very excited! Past years we have gotten a lot of response and messages from the U.S. fans telling us to come over. Finally we can fulfill their (and our own) wishes… and what better band to go on tour with than with Periphery! This tour is going to be a blast! We can't wait to travel across the country and play shows throughout the States!"

TEXTURES recently finished recording their new album at Split Second Sound Studios in Amsterdam with producer Jochem Jacobs, who is also the band's guitarist. The as-yet-untitled album is the follow-up to 2008’s highly successful & critically lauded Silhouettes and will feature the debut of new vocalist Daniel de Jongh, formerly of fellow Dutch metallers CiLiCe, to replace the spot vacated by former vocalist Eric Kalsbeek.

Upcoming TEXTURES tour dates:

July 16, 2011 Day Of Decay 2011 AALBORG, DENMARK (with Scar Symmetry)

Oct. 22, 2011 EUROBLAST COLOGNE, GERMANY (German release show)

Oct. 23, 2011 MEZZ BREDA, THE NETHERLANDS (Dutch release show)


Undisputed masters of the crossover genre, Richmond, Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE are proud to announce their new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records.

On their way to devastate the Mainstage 02 at Hellfest Open Air in France this Saturday, June 18th, WASTE members check in about their big announcement:

“It took a real long time to decide what we were going to do for our next record,” states WASTE frontman Tony Foresta. “We wanted to work with a label that were not only fans of the band and our music, but were willing to get behind any ridiculous idea that we could think of. Once we realized this, Nuclear Blast was the obvious choice. The Blast has been friends with the band long before doing a record was even a possibility. I feel like we’re starting off with a clean slate and decade of experience to start back up on the right track. Expect some great things in the near future from the WASTE. This is only the beginning!”

"Nuclear Blast has shown their love for the WASTE for years,” drummer Dave Witte continues. “And when it came time for a new deal, it was a no brainer in my eyes. NB all the way. We are thrilled to be included among a roster of great bands and hard working people that love them. I can't wait to get into that studio!"

Gerardo Martínez, long-time MUNICIPAL WASTE fan and Label Manager of Nuclear Blast USA, comments on the newest members of the Nuclear Blast Family:

“We’ve known the WASTE guys for some time and when the moment was right to bring them on board, we did not hesitate one second. They are the best and most relevant band at what they do, and a pleasure to be around… not to mention they are some of the funniest and down-to-earth people we’ve met. The excitement level for a new MUNICIPAL WASTE record is at its highest and we are ready to deliver this to the masses!”

The WASTE will be entering the studio this summer to record their fifth full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut in their hell-bent quests for infectious riffs and never-ending headbanging sessions. A 2012 release is expected.