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Ted Lundström of Amon Amarth

After touring the world this past year in support of their new album, Jomsviking (Live Metal #8 Album of 2016), Amon Amarth will head back out on the road this spring for a USA tour with Goatwhore! Starting April 30th, the trek also features select appearances by Amon Amarth at some of the nation’s premier music festivals: “Welcome to Rockville”, “Carolina Rebellion”, “Dark Lord Day”, “Northern Invasion”, and “Rock on the Range”. (more…)

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Cattle Decapitation

This Fall, Cattle Decapitation will head back out on the road for a North American headlining tour, before joining Brujeria for a trek across the US in October with Eternal Sleep and Piñata Protest joining them on select dates. The entire stretch will run from September 22nd through October 21st. See all confirmed dates inside.

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Cattle Decapitation

After recently completing a European tour with Suffocation and Abiotic, Cattle Decapitation has returned home to release their new video for “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)”, from their latest album, The Anthropocene Extinction (review). Directed once again by Mitch Masse (http://www.mitchmassie.com; who also directed the band’s video for “Your Disposal”), “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)” is another visual feat in the band’s notorious filmography. Watch the video inside! The un-censored version will be released soon; stay tuned for more details! (more…)

Abnormality_-_Mechanisms_of_OmniscienceReview by Jeff Maki
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Mechanisms of Omniscience is the sophomore release from Massachusetts death metal band Abnormality. Its technical style is mixed with a backbone of crushing groove, bringing to mind Kataklysm or Cannibal Corpse. After some internal debate, I find it necessary to point out the bellowing death growls and other inhuman sounds you’ll hear on Mechanisms of Omniscience are performed by a woman—Mallika Sundaramurthy. I find this an important aspect of this review and for the band, because until this time, I had never heard a woman with death metal vocals like this. Someone could have told me beforehand that Abnormality was a side project of George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher and I would have listened without batting an eye. (more…)

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On June 24th, Whitechapel will release their sixth full-length, Mark of the Blade, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Pushing their sound forward with each successive release, Mark of the Blade remains true to the band’s roots while venturing into previously unexplored territory, both sonically and lyrically. To pre-order the record in various formats, please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel. View album details, tour dates and watch the lyric video for the title track inside! (more…)

Metal-Massacre-2016In 1982, Metal Blade Records put out its first release: Metal Massacre, a compilation album that included Metallica, Ratt, and many other influential artists. Now, Metal Blade will be releasing Metal Massacre 14 on April 8th – and continuing the legacy of the first album – the CD/LP/digital formats will once again contain a sampling of contemporary heavy metal. To pre-order your copy – and to hear clips of each track – please visit: metalblade.com/metalmassacre(more…)

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Amon Amarth

Swedish metal kings, Amon Amarth, today confirm the details of their North American headlining tour this Spring. Set to run from April 7th through May 21st, the lengthy trek will find the band joined by fellow Swedes Entombed A.D and young USA metal upstarts Exmortus! Presale tickets are available now at AmonAmarth.com. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 29th at 10AM local time at AmonAmarth.com. View more details and tour dates inside!

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Cattle Decapitation

Cattle Decapitation’s seventh album, The Anthropocene Extinction (review), is its own grindcore version of Roots, a turning point for the band and possibly one for the entire subgenre. This is grind like you’ve never heard it before. Among the blastbeats, the rhythm section divvies out multiple tempo changes, making for surprises around every bend. Songs flawlessly go from grind to thrash to black metal to even a hardcore tempo. Adding to the variety and depth are a range of guest musicians, along with a newer vocal style by frontman Travis Ryan. Providing the riffs is Josh Elmore, the band’s guitarist since 2001, ranging from harsh and pummeling to sad and epic.

The band already has begun the touring cycle for the new album by taking part in this year’s installment of the Summer Slaughter Tour (view tour dates here), headlined by Arch Enemy and also featuring Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial and Beyond Creation. A week into the tour, which included stops in the Midwest, we talked with Elmore about the new release, the tour and selling T-shirts. (more…)

CD-anthropocene-coverReview by Jeff Maki
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The Anthropocene Extinction is a proposed term for the present geological epoch (from the time of the Industrial Revolution onward), during which humanity has begun to have a significant impact on the environment. Given the band’s strong stance on the environment and animal cruelty, the album title and concept should come as no surprise to existing fans, and for newcomers, the name Cattle Decapitation is not what it seems. (more…)

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The Black Dahlia Murder have returned with the much-anticipated, new full-length album Abysmal, which is now officially set for a September 18th release. This vicious slab of unrelenting aggression showcases TBDM at their very finest with a meticulous, pin-point precise rhythmic assault mixed with ferocious speed and dynamic hooks. The group kicks off a tour of Australia next week with Psycroptic and Colossvs, so be sure to head over to facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial for all tour dates and look for brand new music to surface in the coming weeks. (more…)

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In 2012, Cattle Decapitation shocked the metal world with what was revered by fans and haters alike as their best album to date, Monolith Of Inhumanity (review). Here we are, three years later, Cattle Decapitation and Metal Blade Records are pleased to unveil to the world the band’s magnum opus with The Anthropocene Extinction, set for world wide release August 7th, 2015. View album info and tracklisting inside. (more…)