Friday, November 29, 2013

MUSTARD PLUG to Release New Record 1/14/14 via New Idea, Stream New Track, Pre-Order Today

Mustard Plug to Release 7th Album
Can't Contain It via No Idea 1/14/14
Stream New Track "White Noise" Now
Photo Credit: Bryan Kremkau
When Mustard Plug formed in the Midwest in 1991, it was their fierce DIY work ethic that connected the members, ingrained in them from growing up in the 1980's hardcore and punk scenes.  This background would continue to buoy the band for over 20 years right up to their forthcoming seventh album, Can't Contain It, set for a release on legendary independent punk label No Idea on January 14, 2014. The band released a new track "White Noise" today off Can't Contain It and pre-order for the record is available today on the No Idea webstore.
Can't Contain It was funded by an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign which saw the band more than double their initial funding goal.  On the new record, Mustard Plug have returned to the DIY blueprint that the band was built upon, embracing all the school-of-hard knocks craftsmanship and wisdom they have earned along the way.  Their first record in six years, the tracks on Can't Contain It are informed by 22 years of songwriting experience while retaining the youthful energy that has endeared Mustard Plug to their fans. 
The record was tracked at bassist Rick Johnson’s Cold War Studios, giving the band the flexibility to experiment with adding new layers and dimensions that were not possible on prior recordings given time constraints.  Many of their musician friends (Dan Potthast, Sean Bonnett, Mark Petz, Corey Ruffin) were tapped to contribute, lending a denser, more intricate sound to the new record.  Can't Contain It was mixed at Bill Stevenson's Blasting Room Studios (Descendents, Hot Water Music, Bouncing Souls).  Underground icon Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb the Music Industry) designed the album packaging, while noted artists Craig Horkey and Larry Kole created alternative limited edition album covers and posters.
"I think this record is going to force a lot of people to re-assess what Mustard Plug is," says vocalist Dave Kirchgessner.  "I feel we've turned a new chapter in the band.  Instead of just trying to document a bunch of songs that we play live, we took our time and got more creative in the studio and built recordings that stand on their own. Our line up is the tightest its ever been.  This album is strong evolution in our sound and our art while still staying true to the goal of playing party music for punk rockers," he explains.
As band that's played over 1500 shows and sold over 200,000 albums during their career, it's evident that Mustard Plug have far surpassed making just party music, instead helping to create and bridge an incredibly vibrant ska scene from the underground to the mainstream.  Can't Contain It is the next step in continuing to build their legacy, and sees the band coming full circle back to the DIY community that they were born out of to release their best record to date.
Pre-order Can't Contain It
Tour Dates:
12/05 - Hamilton, ON @ Bay City Music Hall
12/06 - London, ON @ Call The Office
12/07 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
12/08 - Sarnia, ON @ Trinity Lounge
12/20 - Curitiba, Brazil @ Music Hall Curitiba (Warm Up Wros Fest)
12/21 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Espaco das Americas (Wros Fest)
12/27 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre Complex (Black Christmas)
12/28 - Chicago, IL @ Metro (12th Annual Holiday Show & Record Release Party)
12/29 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection (11th Annual Holiday Show & Record Release Party)
01/22 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar Live
01/23 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
01/24 - Miami, FL @ Churchill's
01/25 - Gainesville, FL @ Loosey's
01/26 - New Smyrna Beach, FL @ Beachside Tavern

Chrome Sparks shares new track "Lookin At Me", new EP on Future Classic slated for 2014.


Photo Credit: Landon Speers
Today, Brooklyn resident and unconventional electronic artist, Chrome Sparks, has shared "Lookin At Me" (please post & share), a new track from a forthcoming EP due out next year on Australian label, Future Classic.  Fader, who premiered the track, is calling it "a little victory dance, an ass-wiggling track with munchy, munchy drums." 
Inspired by a background in classical percussion and an obsession with synthesizers, soon to be Michigan electronic God, Jeremy Malvin creates music under the name Chrome Sparks.  Jeremy grew up in Pittsburgh, then went to music school at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Two years later, he left school and went on extensive tours as the drummer for Stepdad, Miniature Tigers, and Rich Aucoin.  Jeremy currently resides in Brooklyn, where he spends his time working on music in his bedroom, often leaving it to play DJ sets.  Pitchfork has hailed Chrome Sparks as a "Midwestern phenotype of M83" and his music has been called “An aqueous, ethereal experience melding signature vintage video game sounds with delicate layers of soft pulsing light, tiny twinkling bells and swirling quirks of synthesizer effects to create this underwater treasure trove filled with sparkling, musical gems." by The Line of Best Fit.
Although Jeremy works on the recordings alone and has not done many live performances, the Chrome Sparks live realization has had many different incarnations, ranging from a one man show to an eight piece band.  Currently, Jeremy does live performances with two dear friends.  The three friends have an undeniable chemistry while performing, composing a reincarnation of the usually singular nature known to Chrome Sparks.  The threesome surprisingly juxtapose live instrumental qualities known to the drums and tambourine with electronic additives, to put a refreshing spin on synthetic tracks.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ducky Drops "Two Over Ten" Video Today, Single ft. Natasha Kmeto Remix Out Dec 10!

Two Over Ten Single Package Out December 10

“Two Over Ten” Video Unveiled w/ Paste Magazine!

“ …blends crisp handclaps and four-on-the-floor pulse with a warm, two-drinks-in bass line.” – SPIN
Ducky isn't just a pretty voice, though—she's a wizard in the studio …” – VICE

Following her critically acclaimed Air U Turn Me Up singles, Brooklyn-based Ducky, aka Morgan Neiman, today announces a new single package, Two Over Ten- primed for release December 10th. The package will also include a remix via Portland-based producer Natasha Kmeto.
Never one to shy away from cutting-edge production & risqué lyrics, “Two Over Ten” finds Morgan exploring her more vulnerable side, with powerful lines like “you’re gonna make it hurt, and that’s okay- I like to feel afraid” set atop haunting instrumentation.
The “Two Over Ten” video, directed by Ben Dewey, reflects the minimalistic elements of the song, with warped cinematography to match the track’s shattering bass. In one scene, Ducky finds herself as a modern-day geisha, and in another, covered solely in fluorescent body paint. The “Two Over Ten” video premiered with Paste Magazine & is available for posting HERE. We encourage you to share & stay tuned for more from Ducky coming soon!

Click Image Above To Watch "Two Over Ten" Video

MUTOID MAN: Debut LP Unleashed At Lambgoat Helium Head Out This Week Via Magic Bullet Records

MUTOID MAN: Debut LP Unleashed At Lambgoat
Helium Head Out This Week Via Magic Bullet Records

An ultra-amplified rock and roll juggernaut, the infectious new act, MUTOID MAN, was formed by guitarist/vocalist Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and drummer Ben Koller of Converge, joined now by bassist Nick Cageao. Churning out some of the most revved-up dirge rock imaginable on their debut album, Helium HeadMUTOID MAN's spaced-out, noxious blend of mega-jacked riffery is fueled by neckbreaking, white-knuckled battery, resonating with an awesome tone created by the band moving into a warehouse in Brooklyn for nearly an entire year attaining the properly foundation-crumbling amplification. Following its digital release this past Friday, this coming Black Friday, November 29th will yield the physical versions of Helium Head, as Magic Bullet Records puts the CD and three different colors of vinyl out on the streets.

In preparation for the devastation today Lambgoat is hosting a stream of the entire Helium Head experience. Get crushed RIGHT HERE.

After their maiden live performance earlier this Fall, MUTOID MAN this week released details on their upcoming record release show, once again at Brooklyn's ultra-rad libations portal, Saint Vitus Bar; the shit hits the fan on Friday, December 13th, with more live actions to be announced in the near future.

MUTOID MAN Helium Head Record Release Show:
12/13/2013 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Manalive, Summoner

The high-water marks within the canon of heavy music can typically be both rapidly acknowledged and recognized by album names alone. Jane DoeUntil Your Heart StopsJupiter... Quite often, because of how impacting and paradigm-shifting the first listens are, fans of said albums can vividly recall the whens and wheres of the first time they encountered or purchased these works. The energy these MUTOID MAN guys naturally create when they jam-out is almost unspeakable. A jacked-up album firing on all cylinders as well as a few nitro tanks and rocket boosters opened to the max,Helium Head is like classic rock on bath salts and a case of energy bars.

"Simply put, this is a tenacious unapologetic ripper of a record. The six tracks and lone cover included here are an adrenalized collection of Cave In's careening prog heft coupled with Converge's relentless drive. With no song crossing the three minute mark, nearly all tracks double as shots of aural adrenaline delivered right through the sternum. 4.5/5" - The PRP

"Whatever demons have invaded these two men clearly aren't the kind that are easily exorcised, but the pair does its best, making Helium Head one of the most blistering yet complex records of the year." - Alarm Magazine

"Mutoid Man plays superheavy stoner pop, and these songs are jam-packed with sugary melodies that sit on top of atomic-bomb-heavy guitars and are propelled by Koller's signature dexterous, over-the-top drum kit pummeling. It's not as extreme and chaotic as Converge, and it's not as expansive and thought-out as Cave In, but this duo creates a massive sonic boom that in the end is just a whole lot of smokey fun." - The Chicago Reader

"Though no song reaches the three-minute mark, the streamlined, vicious songwriting compacts whole albums' worth of odd time signatures, abrupt transitions, and intricate polyrhythms into concise bursts of energy. The songs stand as a testament to the members' facility with such compositional tools; an intimate familiarity bred by decades' worth of immersion, a level of exposure that allows them to turn what could easily become pretentious and showy into a singular whole, equally accesible and experimental, conceptually developed and frantic." - RVA Mag

"...quickfire bursts of hardcore-driven, psychedelic pop metal that somehow manages to combine unrelenting heaviness with pop hooks and a good dose of prog-rock madness thrown in for good measure." - Echoes And Dust

Listen to Betty Black "Fatality of Love" (Aram Mix, Fatality of Love The Remix EP Out Today

Betty Black  “Fatality of Love” (Aram Mix) 
Premieres on Magnetic

Fatality of Love (The Remix EP) Out Today 

On KID Recordings

Listen to “Fatality of Love” (Aram Mix) HERE.
Please post and share!


“In a perfect world, Black would be your new favorite diva” – PopMatters

"Sylvia's voice-- a supple coil of smooth velvet." –Time Out NY

“Betty Black’s spine-tingling vocals are an exotic blend of Julie London, Lena Horne and Dusty Springfield, with a Dinah Washington snarl lurking just beneath the velveteen surface for good measure.” –My Old Kentucky Blog

“Just like alt-rock sirens Alison Mosshart and Karen O, Betty Black has a strange amalgamation of pop and grunge in her voice, giving her the ability to sing sweetly, but not without forcing you to wonder if there’s pain bubbling beneath the surface”– Okayplayer

Betty Black releases Fatality of Love (The Remix EP) today on KID Recordings. In celebration, she is sharing the “Fatality of Love” (Aram Mix), which puts a dancehall infused electro spin on the smoldering original. Listen to the track here, please post and share.

Fatality of Love (The Remix EP) features the sultry original with mixes by Aram, avant-garde drummer/artist and former KUDU band mate Deantoni Parks (who has also worked with Mars Volta, John Cale, Me’shell Ndgeocello and Kimbra) and French producer/composer Pino Rastovitch (whose quixotic downtempo rework recalls AIR and Goldfrapp), as well as, the new recording “Possessed”.

It’s the latest offering from Betty Black’s gritty and darkly seductive album Bad Weather, which includes “Killing Time”, the slow-burning “Am I Not Your Girl?”, and the anthemic title track. Released this past summer with the bonus track “Bad Weather (Antipop & Analog Boy Remix)” from Télépopmusik’s own Antipop and former Autour de Lucie guitarist, Analog Boy, the gripping set was composed, arranged and produced by Black along with co-producer/engineer Rudyard Lee Cullers (Yeah Yeah Yeahs/ Basement Jaxx/ Bright Eyes) and Jamin Gilbert.

Betty Black is the brainchild of multi-talented singer/songwriter and musician Sylvia Black. Over the past six years, Black has established herself as a sonic rebel with an indomitable spirit and a fearless approach to music. She’s gained international acclaim as the lead vocalist for New York-based dark electronic pop outfit KUDU, and for her successful co-writes and collaborations with Black Eyed Peas, Moby, William Orbit, Kelis, The Noisettes, Spank Rock, Benny Benassi, The Knocks and, most recently, RUN DMT and Télépopmusik, which have amassed sales over 5 million copies worldwide! Her collaboration with Run DMT – “Starlight” - is currently the most added dance release on all US college radio stations.

Fatality of Love (The Remix EP) is available through all digital retailers via KID Recordings. 
Fatality of Love (The Remix EP) Tracklist

1.Fatality of Love
2.Fatality of Love (Aram Mix)
3.Fatality of Love (Deantoni Parks Fatal Mix)
4.Fatality of Love (Pino Rastovitch Mix)

Of Mice & Men To Release Third Album 'Restoring Force' On January 28th



SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 27, 2013 - Of Mice & Men today announced that their third studio album Restoring Force will be released on January 28th on Rise Records. The album is the follow up to the band's 2011's acclaimed release The Flood, which solidified the California-based five-piece as a leading force in modern heavy music. Restoring Force was recorded at House of Loud in New Jersey and produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Breaking Benjamin). To pre-order Restoring Force now, click HERE.

"What happens after a disaster? What happens after The Flood?" asks the band's frontman Austin Carlile. "You return to normal. You find balance again. That's what we felt like we were doing with this album. We wanted this record to bring equilibrium back to our band and music. We're letting everyone know that we're here to stay. We're Restoring Force."

Today the band also unveiled various Restoring Force pre-order bundles, including limited edition items such as a shell shaped pewter pendant necklace, autographed promotional posters, limited edition colored 12 inch LPs, and more. Visit for more details.

Of Mice & Men recently announced that they will join Bring Me The Horizon for 'The American Dream Tour' - an extensive run of North American dates that will kick off on February 3rd in Orlando, FL. Tickets for the tour are on-sale now. See below for the complete list of dates.

Restoring Force is the follow up to The Flood, which was originally released on June 14, 2011 and received a re-release on July 24, 2012 and included four new tracks. The Flood debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard 200 Chart and was hailed by the New York Times as "one of the year's most bruising rock debuts." Alternative Press called the album a "genuine statement of artistic purpose." Rock Sound declared the release "a truly memorable, hip-shaking face-breaker of epic proportions." To this date, The Flood has sold over 125,000 copies and has been streamed nearly 16,000,000 times on YouTube, making it one of the most successful releases in Rise Records' 22 years of operation. The band has brought their memorable live show to audiences around the world having sold out multiple headlining tours domestically and internationally. 

Of Mice & Men is Austin Carlile (vocals), Alan Ashby (guitar), Valentino Arteaga (drums), Aaron Pauley (vocals / bass) and Phil Manansala (guitar).

Stay tuned for further information on Restoring Force.

Of Mice & Men 2014 Live Dates

Feb 03 Orlando, FL - The Plaza 'Live' Theater
Feb 04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
Feb 05 St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
Feb 06 Jacksonville, FL - Brewster's Megaplex
Feb 08 Mexico City, DF - Jose Cuervo Salon
Feb 10 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
Feb 11 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theater
Feb 12 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Feb 13 Denver, CO - The Ogden
Feb 14 Kansas City, MO - Uptown
Feb 15 Sauget, IL - Pops
Feb 17 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
Feb 18 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Feb 21 Plymouth, MI - Compuware Arena
Feb 22 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
Feb 24 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Feb 27 Worchester, PA - The Palladium
Feb 28 New York, NY - Best Buy
Mar 02 Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
Mar 03 Silver Springs, MD - The Fillmore Silver Springs
Mar 04 Clifton Park, NY - Upstate
Mar 06 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
Mar 07 Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium
Mar 08 Memphis, TN - New Daisy
Mar 10 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Mar 11 Houston, TX - House of Blues
Mar 12 Mission, TX - Las Palmas Race Park (Never Say Never Fest)
Mar 13 San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Mar 14 Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 15 Grand Prairie, TX - Quik Trip Park (South By So What? Fest)
Mar 16 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
Mar 18 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
Mar 21 San Francisco, CA - Regency Grand Ballroom
Mar 24 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
Mar 25 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theater
Mar 26 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Mar 28 San Diego, CA - Soma

*All dates with Bring Me The Horizon

BL'AST!: Resurrected Hardcore Outfit Announces Live Lineup; Band's First Shows In Over Fifteen Years Confirmed

BL'AST!: Resurrected Hardcore Outfit Announces Live Lineup
Band's First Shows In Over Fifteen Years Confirmed

Following announcements over recent months proclaiming the release of Blood! -- the newly-released but vintage recordings from iconic '80s Santa Cruz surf/skate/hardcore act, BL'AST! - the band now confirms their current live lineup which will take over stages in the coming weeks and onward for the first time in over a decade and a half!

Original BL'AST! alumni, vocalist Clifford Dinsmore (also of Dusted Angel, Gargantula) and guitarist Mike Neider have recruited Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator) on bass and drummer Hoss Wright (The Exies, Mondo Generator) to flesh out the brand new 2013 live lineup. Having bashed out a solid set behind closed doors in random sessions in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz over recent months, BL'AST! is ready to rage once again! The band has already been confirmed to supply support to the mighty Neurosis alongside YOB on two California shows at the end of the year; December 28th in Santa Ana, also with Helen Money, and December 29th in San Francisco, also joined by The Body. Another show is coming together in LA in mid-January with more shows to be announced shortly.

Stated Clifford Dinsmore on the band's newly re-ignited status: "The upcoming Neurosis shows really have us feeling the fire, and preparation has been intense! Nick and Hoss are really stepping up to the plate. This new lineup is vital in the continuation of BL'AST! and the addition of new blood makes it even more bombastic and heavy."

BL'AST! Live Actions:
12/28/2013 The Observatory Orange County - Santa Ana, CA w/ Neurosis, YOB, Helen Money [info]
12/29/2013 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA w/ Neurosis, YOB, The Body [info]
1/18/2014 The Vex - Los Angeles, CA

Now available worldwide via Southern Lord is Blood!, the vintage mid-80s BL'AST! recordings resurrected by Dave Grohl, mixed at his 606 Studios on the legendary Neve console as featured in the Grohl-produced documentary Sound City. Additionally, the recordings were from a rare lineup in the band's lineage, being the only recordings ever made while short-lived second guitarist William Duvall (Neon Christ, currently the vocalist for Alice In Chains) was a part of the BL'AST! family. Formed in 1982, BL'AST! released their debut album, The Power of Expression in 1985, scorching audiences everywhere with their unique and innovative, technical and boundary-free style of raging hardcore punk. This caught the attention of SST Records who released the band's second album, It's In My Blood, in 1987, as well as their third LP, Take The Manic Ride in 1989. BL'AST!'s wide-eyed, ambitious approach and intense perseverance became an influence for many bands to come.

Check out video interviews on the rebirth of the recordings at Noisey AT THIS LOCATION and stream Blood! alongside an in-depth feature including Dinsmore, Grohl, ex-guitarist/current Alice in Chains vocalist William Duvall and more RIGHT HERE.

BATTLEAXE Release Video For New Album "Heavy Metal Sanctuary"

BATTLEAXE Release Video For New Album
"Heavy Metal Sanctuary"
Steamhammer/SPV will release the new BATTLEAXE album Heavy Metal Sanctuary in February 2014.

Here is the video for the title track:

The new album Heavy Metal Sanctuary was recorded at Trinity Heights/Pillarbox/Sound Inc Studios in Newcastle upon Tyne England and was mixed and mastered by Fred Purser (ex-Tygers Of Pan Tang).

The current line-up consists of the original members Dave King (vocals) andBrian Smith (bass) as well as Mick Percy (guitar) and Paul AT Kinson(drums).


CLOUDS: Atmospheric Doom Misanthropes Join The Domestic Genocide Roster

CLOUDS: Atmospheric Doom Misanthropes Join The Domestic Genocide Roster

Atmospheric doom misanthropes, CLOUDS, are pleased to join forces with Domestic Genocide Records for the release of their forthcoming debut album, Doliu.

A multi-national project featuring members of Shape Of Despair, Eye Of Solitude, Panthiest, Officium Triste, Imper Luminis and Hamferd, CLOUDS orchestrate solemn odes of pain and sorrow dedicated to departed souls. Forged following the passing of someone close and dear, to hear CLOUDS is to lose yourself in a grievous journey through paths of desolation, anguish and despair.

Said the band in a collective statement: "We are extremely happy to have found a label which shares our passion and ideology. That is something hard to find nowadays. Together with Domestic Genocide we will bring you sorrow."

Adds the Domestic Genocide collective: "There is a comfort in the bitterness that surrounds the sound, the lyrics, the interpretation and the passion with which the songs have been written. And with the help of Domestic Genocide Records, CLOUDS will be bringing sorrow; the music will at once touch and torture."

Doliu will be released via Domestic Genocide in the New Year. Portions of the album's proceeds will be donated to Further info, including street date and teaser tracks to be announced in the coming weeks.

Somewhere in the wretched void called sin, a torturous claim on life, an imminent determination takes its reign on the very edges of the naked soul. Stripped of dreams and thoughts and virtue; stripped of joy and greed and lust. A powerless light now fades in dust, of a martyrized wish which now drowns in remorse, sorrow and regret; regret and nothingness which now surrender and bow before pitiful hope.

Pre- face stuffing, watch MTV Hive's premiere of Potpourri of Pearls' "Boyfriend"

"One boyfriend is better than none, amirite? Not so if you’re talking about the beau depicted in Potpourri of Pearls‘ new video for “Boyfriend,” off of their upcoming sophomore record, We Went to Heaven.

Directed by lead singer Adam Chad Brody — who studied film at UCLA — the video is a rather simple affair, featuring Rocky Horror-esque lips singing the tense jam in extreme closeup and flowers burning to ash.
“[The song is a] soap opera bad boyfriend narrative: You want him, want to save him, but he will destroy himself and take you down with him,” Brody told MTV News. “The bad boyfriend always brings flowers, but they are on fire. They are still beautiful but they are dangerous — just like his madness.”
“Boyfriend” comes off of the band’s next record, whose name, We Went To Heaven, was inspired by the Heaven’s Gate cult — so you just know the rest of the record is going to be as uplifting as this jam/vid.
We Went To Heaven drops on February 11, 2014."

Watch the video for "Boyfriend" over at MTV Hive.

D.A reveals himself to be the artist behind the Tyler, The Creator directed video, "Glowing"




Confirming the opinion of many, the singer/ songwriter behind the Wolf Haley (Tyler, the Creator) directed video for "Glowing" is D.A. 

D.A., in a deal that includes Christian Clancy and 4 Strikes Inc, will put his music out through Harvest Records. Today, the artist shares a new song entitled "Farm." Both "Farm" and "Glowing" are now available on iTunes. For more info on D.A. visit

D.A. Wallach is a recording artist and songwriter who was discovered by Kanye West and Pharrell Williams while he was an undergraduate at Harvard College. 

ANAGNORISIS Announces Vinyl Version Of Acclaimed Sophomore Album New Midwestern Live Actions Confirmed

ANAGNORISIS Announces Vinyl Version Of Acclaimed Sophomore Album
New Midwestern Live Actions Confirmed

Louisville, Kentucky black metal horde, ANAGNORISIS, will re-unleash their acclaimed new album,Beyond All Light, adding multiple colors of vinyl to the list of formats already available.

Following its initial digital self release, the band also released a digipak CD version, followed by a 100-copy cassette run via Like Young Records. Now, this Friday, November 30th, ANAGNORISIS will offer a deluxe LP set containing Beyond All Light with re-designed artwork and a custom fold-old packaging on 150-gram 12" on black, red, and blue vinyl. The pack also includes a copy of theBeyond All Light CD, a printed narrative about the ideas and concepts of the lyrics, signed and numbered by vocalist Zachary Kerr, a live, pro-shot DVD from the band's set at Louisville Deathfest 2013 and other bonus footage and an 11" x 17" stylized poster of the band, all for $25! These sets are limited to 100 and will only be available until December 27th. Additionally, the standard black vinyl LP will be available at a special pre-order price for $18. Preorders will be available

Additionally, ANAGNORISIS will release a yellow pressing of the LP to be sold exclusively through Like Young Records, as well as a marbled edition to be sold exclusively on tour.

The newest wave of ANAGNORISIS live dates have also been declared, as the band will invade several Midwestern American cities during the heart of Winter in early January. Additional new tour actions will be announced in the coming weeks.

1/02/2014 Haymarket Whiskey Bar - Louisville, KY w/ Order of Leviathan, Esoteric Burial, Sounds of Laughter
1/04/2014 Rhino's - Bloomington, IN w/ Thorr-Axe, Lawbringer
1/05/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, MO w/ Animated Dead, Manifest
1/11/2014 Corktown Tavern - Detroit, MI w/ Boreworm, Traitor, Writhing, Nightkin

"An album of massive builds, harsh climaxes, and ambitious track lengths, Beyond All Light necessitates a monstrous finale... Where other acts might break the momentum, Anagnorisis simply pile layers beneath the musical heap, with the rhythm section somehow growing ever a bit more malevolent." - Pitchfork

"One of my very favorite black metal albums of 2013... epic, melodic, technically flawless black metal that is somehow also brutal, raw, and kinetic: The whole thing is somehow equal parts Dissection and Nails." - Stereogum

"American black metal is a sprawling continent; a manifest destiny yet to be frozen in place, ossified, and made into a museum piece. It's a thing that moves and lives and breathes and, frankly, doesn't need your recognition. I think Anagnorisis understands this, and it's why Beyond All Light, despite speaking in a familiar language, still sounds boldly new and ultimately vital. 8.5/10" - Last Rites

"... dynamic and absolutely epic, capturing haunting atmospheres and reaching devastating peaks." - Heavy Blog Is Heavy

The Attack Ready US Dates w/ The Business * Premiere New Song "Under The Gun" Off Upcoming new Album Out 2014

The Attack
Ready US Dates w/ The Business + Year-End Dates w/ The Misfits
Premiere New Song "Under The Gun" off Upcoming New Album Out 2014!

Stream new song "Under The Gun" from The Attack here!

The Attack Live!
11.30 The Jinx - Savannah GA w/ The Business
12.01 Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC w/ The Business
12.02 Empire - Richmond, VA w/ The Business
12.03 SideBar - Baltimore, MD w/ The Business
12.04 Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ w/ The Business
12.06 Empire - Springfield, VA w/ The Misfits
12.07 Reverb - Reading, PA w/ The Misfits
12.08 The Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA w/ The Misfits
12.10 Ziggy's By The Sea - Wilmington, NC w/ The Misfits
12.11 The NorVA - Norfolk, VA w/ The Misfits
12.13 Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL w/ The Misfits
12.14 Grand Central - Miami, FL w/ The Misfits
12.15 Brewsters Roc Bar -Jacksonville, FL w/ The Misfits
12.16 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ The Misfits
12.17 Ziggy's - Winston Salem, NC w/ The Misfits
12.19 Emporium -Patchogue, NY w/ The Misfits

In support of their recently released Record Store Day-exclusive EP "Rise Sing Deliver," and in between their ongoing US tour with The Misfits, Orlando street punk and hardcore band THE ATTACK is preparing to head out on a string of US tour dates with punk legendsThe Business taking the band along the East Coast before the rejoining The Misfits in the Southeast portion of the US.

In addition, The Attack has recently premiered their new song "Under The Gun" which will appear on the band's upcoming new LP of the same name out in 2014 (more details coming soon).

About The Attack:

" For devotees on either side... ...the Attack make us realize that there’s more in common than divergent between traditional punk rock and hardcore." -

"...this quartet delivers the kind of vintage melodic hardcore that will take true punkers right back to the days of CBGB's Sunday matinees..." - Pop Matters

"...Florida-based group that intentionally straddles the line between classic hardcore and old school melodic street punk." - Metal Sucks

"...turn-of-the-century melodic punk/hardcore." - Punknews

"If the Attack is nostalgic for anything, then, it’s not a sound, but an attitude that three chords, a six-pack and a fire in your belly is all you need to overthrow the system." - The Orlando Weekly

...'some honest, true to the cause punk rock..." - Exclaim!

The Attack brings Punk back to basics; short, fast riffing songs about the social, music, and media driven politics of today. The simplicity of punk has been lost on a divided underground driven more by fashion and ruled by icons that have become the same rock stars the punk movement rebelled against in the seventies. Across the country everything Punk, from all ages shows to facebook pages, has become a popularity contest that defies the original intent of the alternative music scene.

The Attack is ruled by a DIY ethos and driven by a goal to re-unite the punks and skins and hardcore kids under the same underground flag. The Attack's lyrics are true shot from all sides anthems. The Attack never panders to one political party or music scene forming an opinion, agenda and sound of its own.

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Hate Eternal Bassist Reveals Another New Tune From Forthcoming Christmas Album; Holiday Collection To Be Released On Black Friday!

Hate Eternal Bassist Reveals Another New Tune From Forthcoming Christmas Album; Holiday Collection To Be Released On Black Friday! 

Hate Eternal bass sorcerer J.J. Hrubovcak recently unveiled the details of his Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics creation. Composed and produced by J.J. with vocals and artwork, by brother/Monstrosity throat Mike Hrubovcak, Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics was engineered by Hate Eternal mastermind Erik Rutan and J.J., mixed and mastered by Brian Elliott all at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and boasts five diseased recreations of some of the season's darkest hymns.

Far from another hokey holiday metal record, Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classicsis an epic death metal composition first and a seasonal album second featuring updated arrangements, new themed lyrics and enough brutality to crush your joyousness for years to come. Since many of these original hymns were dark in nature, they were obvious concept choices. The lyrics have been altered to portray a possible future outcome to mankind's current path and focus on Azrael, the angel of death in some Islam, Sikhism and Hebrew lore. The story follows a child (Azrael) born to a wealthy family heavily involved in politics throughout the generations. The child is not named Azrael but is infused with its spirit and is predestined by Abaddon (the Destroyer) to cleanse the earth of man.

Today Revolver brings you second track "Earthen Kings (We Three Kings)." Elaborates Hrubovcak, "At this point in the story, the kings of the world have already created regional unions to help them maintain a tighter grip over citizens and global policy. This was done at the behest of Azrael, under the guise of solving other smoke screen surface issues and has already caused suffering as a by-product of new policies. Little do they know, the greatest suffering is to come. The kings of the world are bringing alms to the new king (Azrael) and continually granting him more influence over policy until he is officially crowned (in public or behind the scenes) and turns on these kings."

Get merry with "Earthen Kings (We Three Kings)," currently streaming courtesy of Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, you can still check out opening number, "Unrest For Melancholy Men (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)" HERE. The intro to the diseased holiday tale centers itself on Azrael's birth and foreshadows what's to come.

J.J. Hrubovcak is the current bass player for Hate Eternal and can be heard on Phoenix Amongst the Ashes released on Metal Blade Records. Hrubovcak has performed in numerous capacities over the years on lead and rhythm guitars, bass and drums. Prior to joining Hate Eternal in 2008, Hrubovcak  played lead and rhythm guitars in Divine Rapture and Vile, drums in Mourning, wrote the Metal Rules Radio theme song, played in black metal band ICE (Imperial Crystalline Entombment), and has performed with a host of other notable bands over the last two decades.

Mike Hrubovcak is current vocalist for Monstrosity and Vile and founder of avant-garde death metal act Azure Emote. He's performed vocals and written lyrics in Abraxas and Divine Rapture and other acts over the years and is a renowned artist designing CD layouts, T-shirts, ads, etc for bands throughout the metal community including Pathology, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder and Grave. His work has been featured in galleries, published in hard cover art books and used in feature film Dream House.

Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics will be available for purchase on November 29, 2013, Black Friday. For further info, point your browser to THIS LOCATION.