It is with great pleasure that we can finally announce that Sanctuary are officially continuing on. This small string of US dates will serve as the starting point of many more things to come. To celebrate the deep history of the band and the connection the fans have with us, we will perform Refuge Denied in its entirety, along with other popular songs. Along for this journey, Ghost Ship Octavius will be joining us. 2019 will be an exciting year.
Italian Legendary Heavy Metallers SKANNERS are confirmed for Metal for Emergency Festival, taking place on August 4th in Bergamo, Italy! Free entrance. The festival will be headlined by ANTHRAX. Get more information here: http://www.metalforemergency.it
SKANNERS released their new album “Temptation” on April 26th in Europe via Self Distribuzione Milano and CODE 7 /Plastic Head UK for ALPHA OMEGA Records! The album is available for streaming and orders at:
Bolzano, Italy based heavy metal legends SKANNERS were formed in 1982. In 1986 they released the debut LP “Dirty Armada”, in Germany the band won widespread public approval and critical acclaim, becoming pioneers in the New Wave of Italian heavy metal. SKANNERS have shared stages with legends as DEEP PURPLE, IN FLAMES, SAVAGE, DARK FUNERAL, VADER, METAL CHURCH, GIRLSCHOOL, MOTORHEAD, HALLOWEEN, SAXON, MANOWAR, DIO, TWISTED SISTER and many others. SKANNERS’ latest, eighth album (CD/DVD) “Eins Zwei Drei Metal Party Live” came out in 2015 (dedicated to their former guitarist and founding member, Max Quinzio, who died in February of 2014). The band’s new album “Temptation” has been released in Europe on April 26th via Self Distribuzione Milano and CODE 7 /Plastic Head UK for ALPHA OMEGA Records!
Unholy Domain Records and Dismal Fate Records are proud to present SEPOLCRO’s new EP, “Amorphous Mass”, on CD, LP and MC format. Release date is set for 15th May, 2019.
Hailing from the extreme metal hotbed of Northern Italy, old school death metallers SEPOLCRO have amounted a sizable arsenal in their years of existence. Following a couple of demos and a split came the “2011 – 2018” compilation on Sevared Records in 2018.
So impressed by their unbridled intensity and ceaselessly roiling rage, Unholy Domain Records and Dismal Fate Records are now releasing the new firestorm entitled “Amorphous Mass” on a worldwide scale.
SEPOLCRO honor their forebears as well as other death metal peers with a heavy and dark surge that duly smashes everything in its path.
Check out the title track “Amorphous Mass”RIGHT HERE or below:
SEPOLCRO - Amorphous Mass (2019) - YouTube
1. The Malevolent Mist 2. Sulphurous Eruption From The Depths 3. Unnamed Dimension 4. An Ancient Summoning 5. Amorphous Mass
Recorded and Mixed November / December 2018 at Dismal Fate’s Crypt by Hannes.
Mastered by Hannes.
Art by Cesar Valladares.
All Music and Lyrics by SEPOLCRO.
Hannes – Drums and Vocals Simone – Guitars and Vocals Nor – Bass
5.17 – Lima, OH @ Groamy’s
5.18 – Hamtramck, MI @ The New Dodge Lounge
5.19 – Chicago, IL @ Live Wire Lounge
5.20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
5.21 – Duluth, MN @ The Red Herring Lounge
5.22 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Big’s Bar
5.23 – Denver, CO @ Herman’s Hideaway
5.25 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma w/Korn
5.26 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma w/Disturbed
5.27 – St.Louis, MO @ Fubar
5.28 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
5.29 – Bloomington, IL @ Nightshop
5.30 – Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
5.31 – Akron, OH @ Empire Concert Club
6.01 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Papa Pete’s w/Filth
6.02 – New Haven, IN @ Carl’s Tavern
6.04 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost w/Oceano, AngelMaker
6.05 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room w/Oceano, Angelmaker
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Providence, Rhode Island’s thrashing Crossover D-Beat street metal maniacs HELL BENT and are set to release their debut album entitled Apocalyptic Lamentations June 14th on CD and Digital formats.
HELL BENT formed in 2015 consisting of current/past members of Dropdead, Ulcer, Paindriver, Straight to Hell, Neon Bitches and Hard Drug. The band performs an intense concoction of Crossover Thrash, Hardcore, D-Beat and Street Metal. Following up on their acclaimed self-titled EP from 2018, Apocalyptic Lamentations showcases more varied songwriting, bigger production and even more intensity than ever before.
The band has launched the premiere of album track “Welcome to the Dirt.” Check it out at youtu.be/kwDbx07GzHk or below:
Hell Bent - Welcome To The Dirt (taken from the release Apocalyptic Lamentations on HPGD) - YouTube
HELL BENT take their name from legendary Speed/Thrash act Znöwhite, and pay homage by performing cover versions of “Sledgehammer” and “Hell Bent” on this album. Apocalyptic Lamentations was recorded at Black Heart Sound, mastered at Mammoth Sound Mastering and features the amazing artwork of the legendary Drew Elliott. For fans of Aura Noir, Blood Feast, Cryptic Slaughter, D.R.I., English Dogs, Impaled Nazarene, Possessed, Sacrifice, Sodom, Terrorizer, Wolfpack and Znöwhite
Catch HELL BENT live at Maryland Deathfest XVII, Sunday May 26th at Soundstage in Baltimore Maryland!
Hyderabad based Hardcore/ Crossover Thrash Metal act R.A.I.D – The second single called- ‘Outrage’ is part of the next full length that the band is planning to unveil soon. The title and release date will be announced soon via Rottweiler Records.
Front man Rueben says: “The song ‘Outrage’ is about breaking free from the norms and pressures created by society/the people around us. A lot of poisonous trends have been created that affect a good way of life. To overcome these hurdles, the only way out is to have an unbreakable state of mind. We are the captain of our fate, the master of our soul, the boss of our dreams and the king of our goals. It is up to us to negate the poison around us and create our own legacy.” The song is rebellious and speaks in the tone of a fallen soul who goes out to seek what he is meant to do. This second single is also set to be unleashed via the Digital 45 (where the band releases an additional track) along with the single.
WAR Records welcomes Richmond, Virginia-based crossover outfit ENFORCED to the label roster and is currently preparing the band’s At The Walls LP for summer release. With the album’s final details being sorted for pressing, the band is about to embark on a run of tour dates through the Northeastern US and into Canada supporting a vicious tour package with Sacred Reich, Iron Reagan, and Leeway.
Formed in 2016, ENFORCED picks up where Sepultura and Cro-Mags left off and infuses their own volatile, hardcore fury into the hardcore/thrash crossover sound of the late ’80s. Fronted by a voice that could only belong to that of a madman and unloading nonstop blazing riffs and pummeling breakdowns in every track, the band demolishes everything in their path, leaving a trail of smoldering wreckage and pure decimation anywhere they perform.
ENFORCED‘s impending At The Walls LP features a remixed and remastered version of the 2017 demo and their “Retaliation” promo, and introduces two brand new songs to the mix. All tracks were recorded by Bob Quirk and mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy, Candy). In addition, Dwid Hellion (Integrity, Psywarfare) provides guest vocals to the track “Skinned Alive” who also created the apocalyptic album artwork for the LP.
Expect nothing but total war on stage from ENFORCED as they explode into 2019; a must-hear for fans of classic crossover/thrash from Nuclear Assault, Demolition Hammer, and Devastation, as well as modern shredders Skeletal Remains, Foreseen, and War Hungry. Watch for the final details on ENFORCED‘s At The Walls LP to be issued in the days ahead for an early summer release through WAR Records.
In the meantime, check out a vicious ENFORCED live set from United Blood 2019 earlier this month RIGHT HERE or below:
Enforced FULL SET at United Blood 2019 - YouTube
ENFORCED is booking tour dates into the summer months surrounding the release of the LP. Beginning next week, they will be out on the road supporting Sacred Reich, Iron Reagan, and Leeway from May 9th through May 17th, with shows in Asbury Park, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Boston, Albany, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, and Toronto. ENFORCED tours home with shows in Philadelphia and Virginia Beach, followed by a hometown show supporting Accused AD on May 25th. Additional tour dates are to be expected through the coming months.
ENFORCED Tour Dates:
5/09/2019 House Of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ *
CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off their North American tour supporting Slayer this week. The journey begins May 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona and runs through sixteen cities, concluding on May 25th in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Additional support will be provided by Lamb Of God and labelmates Amon Amarth. The band’s latest journey follows their co-headlining run with Morbid Angel on the Decibel Magazine Tour earlier this year. See all confirmed dates below.
CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth:
5/02/2019 Ak-Chin Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/03/2019 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
5/05/2019 UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
5/07/2019 Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX
5/08/2019 The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
5/10/2019 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
5/11/2019 Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/2019 Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
5/14/2019 Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
5/16/2019 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
5/17/2019 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
5/19/2019 DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
5/20/2019 Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH
5/22/2019 Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
5/24/2019 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
5/25/2019 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
CANNIBAL CORPSE continues to tour in support of their critically lauded Red Before Black full-length released last year via Metal Blade Records. Many words come to mind when you hear the name CANNIBAL CORPSE, but only one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it abundantly clear who sets the standard when it comes to manifesting consistently compelling music that is as brutal as it is complex. “Throughout our career, we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. Red Before Black continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,” asserts bassist Alex Webster.
“We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. “And as Alex said, musically I think it’s the rawest sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest, and catchiest record.”