INCITE Launches Very NSFW Music Video by Horror Director Robert Sexton‏

INCITE wish you a Happy Halloween with a brand new necro-tastic, NFSW music video plus a tour kick off!

The video stars Playboy, fashion, and fetish model Carissa White starring alongside horror actor Brian Rohan, and features special FX by makeup artist Suzi Hale,

Director Robert Sexton is no stranger to horror film and video direction, as winner of the Best Director and Best Actor accolades at the Eerie Film Festival and the man behind music videos by bands such as HELLYEAH, Death Angel, The Devil Wears Prada, and more. Sexton is also the winner of several more honors awarded at the likes of Screamfest, Shockerfest, Chicago Horrorfest, the Tabloid Witch Awards, the LA Short Film Festival, and others. Learn more about Sexton at

Sexton states, “This is as close to a happy ending-ending that I’ve ever directed. I am humbled and thankful for this opportunity to show the world that the worm, does indeed, conquer all. It was a blast working with Richie Cavalera and INCITE. This song kicks ass. After watching this video, the viewer may have only one question that beckons an answer…. WTF did I just watch? Kudos to Carissa White and Brian Rohan for acting without fear, Suzi Hale and her makeup team for the SPFX and the whole crew for going above and beyond the call.”

INCITE frontman Richie Cavalera adds, “This video is insane from beginning to end. It really makes you say ‘WTF’ once you’ve watched it. Robert really took it to the next level on this one and we’re fired up for you to see it.”

Motionless In White Release Animated “Dead As Fuck” Music Video

An animated music video for Motionless In White‘s track “Dead As Fuck” received a wide release today. The song is from their latest album, “Reincarnate“, in stores now.

ABORTED premiere new video for “Cenobites”

Just in time for Halloween, ABORTED have delivered a gore video classic for their song, “Cenobites” from the album THE NECROTIC MANIFESTO.

Be warned this video is not for the weak mind or weak stomached!

Get a copy of THE NECROTIC MANIFESTO in record stores everywhere or goto our CM Distro online store:

There is also an exclusive iTunes version available that features a brilliant cover version of Sepultura’s classic tune “Arise”, which has only been physically released on the “Scriptures Of The Dead” 7inch:


Presented by: Rock The Nation Touring, Rock Hard, Legacy,, Noizeletter

20.11. Rockfabrik – Nuremberg (DE)
21.11. JC De Klinker – Aarschot (BE)
22.11. Gebäude 9 – Cologne (DE)
23.11. Marx – Hamburg (DE)
24.11. Pumpehuset – Copenhagen (DK)
25.11. Pokalen – Oslo (NO)
26.11. Biljardkompaniet – Kristianstad (SE)
27.11. Konfus – Esbjerg (DK)
28.11. Hellraiser – Leipzig (DE)
29.11. Lido – Berlin (DE)
30.11. Fabryaka Club – Cracow (PL)
01.12. Firlej – Wroclaw (PL)
02.12. Nova Chmelnice – Prague (CZ)
03.12. Randall – Bratislava (SK)
04.12. Viper Room – Vienna (AT)
05.12. Feierwerk – Munich (DE)
06.12. Traffic Club – Rome (IT)
07.12. Le Korigan – Luynes (FR)
08.12. Razz 3 – Barcelona (ES)
09.12. Caracol – Madrid (ES)
10.12. Metronum – Toulouse (FR)
11.12. Ubu – Rennes (FR)
12.12. Divan du monde – Paris (FR)
13.12. Eindhoven Metal Meeting – Eindhoven (NL)
14.12. Underworld – London (UK)
15.12. Grillen – Colmar (FR)
16.12. Bett – Frankfurt/Main (DE)
17.12. Jubez – Karlsruhe (DE)
18.12. Rock It – Aalen (DE)
19.12. Gaswerk – Winterthur (CH)
20.12. Turock – Essen (DE)

New Video Interview With Viza @ Aftershock 2014

VISA Black

Viza continues to captivate the global music scene with an erratically amusing blend of energized international rock. Unique in its musical arsenal is the inclusion of oud and percussion blended with more traditional rock elements such as guitar, bass and drums. This fascinating fusion, combined with dramatic and powerful live performances have garnered Viza significant success all over the world.

Demonstrating a knack for reinventing old rock classics, Viza recently covered the Doors tune “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)” by adding its own strong seasonings and aggressive fusion style in a compelling reimagination of this classic rock ballad. The song is available for free download here and will be featured on Viza’s upcoming tour with Serj Tankian.

Aside from a passion for music, touring and song writing, Viza’s extensive performances around the globe also serve as their voice for promoting social consciousness of human rights and community issues – as well as providing opportunities to fundraise for various charities, homeless shelters and orphanages.

Brand Spankin’ New Music From My Victim


My Victim is an American heavy metal band that was formed in San Francisco in 1987 by Bill Storkson, Noel Jay, Frank Bobadilla and Eric Stalman. Singer Torre Carstensen joined in 1989. Over many years and several lineup changes, My Victim played hundreds of shows with seminal bands like Metallica, Exodus, Vio-lence, Death Angel, Deftones, Angel Witch, Heathen, Anvil Chorus, Possessed, Defiance, Mordred, and many others during the Bay Area heavy metal resurgence.

New Heavy Metal Album Releases: October 28, 2014

12 Jacket (3mm Spine) [GDOB-30H3-007}

2 Wolves – Shelter (Inverse)
Abysmal Dawn – Obsolescence (Relapse)
Aeonsgate – Pentalpha (The Church Within)
All Hell – The Devil’s Work (HPGD)
Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum (Metal Blade)
Animal – Instinct (We Are Triumphant)
Annihilated – XIII Steps To Ruination (Unique Leader)
As Blood Runs Black – Ground Zero (Standby)
At The Gates – At War With Reality (Century Media)
Astral Doors – Notes From the Shadows (Metalville)
Atriarch – An Unending Pathway (Relapse)
Beyond Creation – Earthborn Evolution (Season of Mist)
Black Map – …And We Explode (Minus Head)
Black Veil Brides – Black Veil Brides (Lava / Republic)
Blood Freak – Squalor (Willowtip)
Blood God – Blood Is My Trademark (Massacre)
Crobot – Something Supernatural (Wind-up)
Cut Teeth – Night Years (Topshelf)
Dawnbringer – Night of the Hammer (Profound Lore)
Deserted Fear – Kingdom of Worms (FDA Rekotz)
Devin Townsend – Z2 (Inside Out)
Emit – Spectre Music of an Antiquary Re-Release (Crucial Blast)
Eyes of Mara – Eyes of Mara (Imminence)
Generation of Vipers – Coffin Wisdom (Translation Loss)
Giant Squid – Minoans (Translation Loss)
He Whose Ox Is Gored – Rumors EP (Bleeding Light)
Hideous Divinity – Cobra Verde (Unique Leader)
Horrified – Descent Into Putridity (Memento Mori)
If I Were You – The Sleepless (Manifest)
In Faith – There’s A Storm Coming (Rocktopia)
Kattah – Lapis Lazuli (Bakerteam)
Kiss – Love Gun Re-Release (Universal)
Latitude Egress – To Take Up The Cross (Art of Propaganda)
Megasonic – Intense (Mausoleum)
Metal Machine – Free Nation (Dream)
Mind Maze – Back From The Edge (Inner Wound)
Mob Rules – Timekeeper (SPV)
Mysticum – Planet Satan (Peaceville)
Necrophagia – WhiteWorm Cathedral (Season of Mist)
Nero Di Marte – Derivae (Prosthetic)
Nick Oliveri – Leave Me Alone (Schnitzel)
No Mercy – Widespread Bloodshed (Love Runs Red) Re-Release (Suicidal)
Obituary – Inked in Blood (Relapse)
Obliterations – Poison Everything (Southern Lord)
Oraculum – Sorcery of the Damned (Invictus)
Pianos Become The Teeth – Keep You (Epitaph)
Requiem – The Unexplainable Truth (Cleopatra)
Riot V – Unleash the Fire (SPV)
Sister Sin – Black Lotus (Victory)
Spider Kitten – Behold Mountain. Hail Sea. Venerate Sky. Bow Before Tree.(Undergroove)
Spiders & Snakes – Year of the Snake (Sensei)
Tantal – Expectancy (Bakerteam)
Thomsen – Unbroken (eOne)
Transport League – Boogie From Hell (Metalville)
Unearth – Watchers of Rule (eOne)
Vesania – Deus Ex Machina (Metal Blade)
Witchmaster – Antichristus Ex Utero (Osmose)
Wizard Rifle – Here In The Deadlights (Seventh Rule)

New Insanity Video Interview and Live Footage @ Alex Raygoza Benefit


Todd Owens chats with singer Dave Gorsuch of Insanity @ Eli’s Mile Club – Oakland, California 06/21/14 also appearing were Cultural Warfare, Ill Content, Re – Existence & My Heavy Memory

Insanity perform @ Eli’s Mile Club – Oakland, California 06/21/14 also appearing were Cultural Warfare, Ill Content, Re – Existence & My Heavy Memory


EXODUS Premieres Brand New “Blood In, Blood Out” Music Video

Bay Area thrash titans EXODUS are celebrating Blood In, Blood Out’s stellar Top 40 Billboard debut with the release of their brand new music video for the title track ‘Blood In, Blood Out’, directed by Shan Dan Horan of the Shadow Born Group (Buckcherry, Carnifex, Winds of Plague). The video features hundreds of dedicated Bay Area fans that came out in droves to perform as extras in the video after a wide casting call.


Brand New Music Video From 7 Seconds


World premiere of our very first music video ever!

“I Have Faith In You” from our new album, ‘Leave A Light On’ on Rise Records. CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE FOR VIDEO

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Despised Icon Announce Reunion shows


Reactivated Montreal, Canadian death metal pioneers, Despised Icon, have now announced some North American shows this Winter. The band recently performed a run of dates in Europe, four years after announcing that the group would be disbanding. While no album or full tour is planned, the members of the group are just happy to be back on stage performing together.  Vocalist, Alex Erian comments:


“Cheers to everyone that came out to our reunion shows this summer. The response was overwhelming. It felt just like in the good old days. We promised you a few more in Canada and the US, so here you go! There won’t be any other dates so don’t miss out. Keep it brutal.”


Confirmed dates and final dates:


Dec 13 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda

Dec 14 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House

Dec 20 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

Dec 21 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium

MUKAGEE signs with Dead Inside Records, Plans for new EP “Twisted Control”.


                                          DEAD INSIDE RECORDS has announced the signing of San Jose, CA Hard Rock\Groove Metallers MUKAGEE. MUKAGEE pronounced: “Muck-ah-jee”, is a powerful groove based heavy rock band with an incredible sound you need to experience! Poised on the cusp of break out stardom, this San Jose, CA. based metal band cannot be ignored. Led by the amazing lead vocals of Mzao ‘Mo’ Waters backed by the grooving bass of Dave Wilson, soulful drums of Art Williams and the rocking guitar duo of Bob Lemos and Alvin Gatewood,  these 5 innovative musicians knew they had something special. They have managed to create a unique sound that sets them apart from their contemporaries in the Hard Rock/Metal genre.

                                          The MUKAGEE sound has depth. Combining a core Metal sound with heavy influences of Rock, Alternative and the Blues, these artists have taken their music to a whole new plateau. MUKAGEE delivers a full package of heavy riffs, fist-pumping rhythms, crushing beats and powerhouse vocals. Their live performances showcase music delivered with an intensity and energy few bands can match which has garnered them many opportunities to perform alongside some of the most notable national acts in music today.

More New Music From Unearth

UNEARTH has released a second new single called “Guards of Contagion,” the second bit of new music from their all new LP, Watchers of Rule coming out October 28th via eOne Music.

The all new effort was mixed by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), and marks the band’s six full length LP in their decorated sixteen year tenure. Pre order bundles are now available from the band, seen here.

The band is on tour right now with friends DARKEST HOUR on the Hell or High Wattage Tour withCARNIFEX, ORIGIN, I BREATHER and fellow label mates BLACK CROWN INITIATE in support. Click here for all tour dates.

Full Set Of Eluveitie Live In Sacramento


Eluvietie at the Assembly in Sacramento, CA on 10/4/14.


  • King
  • From Darkness
  • Carry the Torch
  • Nil
  • Thousandfold
  • AnDro
  • Sucellos
  • De Ruef vo de Bärge
  • Gray Sublime Archon
  • The Nameless
  • Inception
  • Kingdom Come Undone
  • The Silver Sister
  • Vianna
  • A Rose for Epona
  • Neverland
  • Omnos
  • Encore:
  • Helvetios
  • Luxtos
  • Inis Mona
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Battlecross, Wretched, War Of Ages U.S. Tour


Battlecross, Wretched, and War Of Ages will join forces in late-November and December for the “Winter Warriors Tour.” Dates are as follows:

11/26 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/28 Erie, PA @ BT Theater
11/29 Dayton, OH @ Rockstar Pro Arena
11/30 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
12/2 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
12/3 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
12/4 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
12/5 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
12/6 Lubbock, TX @ Backstage
12/7 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
12/8 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
12/9 West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go
12/10 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
12/11 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
12/12 Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline Sports Lounge
12/13 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
12/15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
12/16 Merriam KS @ Aftershock
12/17 Minneapolis, MN @ The Nether Bar
12/18 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
12/19 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
12/20 Westland MI @ The Token Lounge
12/26 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/27 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
12/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
12/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
12/30 Worcester, MA @ Upstairs at The Palladium

The Return Of Cannabis Corpse


Cannabis Corpse US Tour dates 2014 with Mammoth Grinder and Inanimate Existence and more tba.
Nov. 28 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
Nov. 29 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Nov. 30 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Dec. 2 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Dec. 3 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Dec. 4 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
Dec. 6 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Dec. 7 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Dec. 8 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (all ages)
Dec. 9 Fresno, CA @ Strummers
Dec. 10 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
Dec. 11 Ventura, CA @ The Garage
Dec. 12 Las Vegas, NV @ The Cheyenne Saloon (early show)
Dec. 13 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Core (early show)
Dec. 14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Dec. 17 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
Dec. 18 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
Dec. 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Dec. 20 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry

Kingdom Of Giants – Ground Culture Review


Kingdom of Giants, if you don’t know about them, you should. They are a 6 piece metal/ hardcore/awesome outfit from our very own Sacramento Ca. The very first time I heard about this band was when I played with them at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, Ca. It was my first show with my band and I had heard all this buzz about Kingdom of Giants and how lucky I was to be opening for them. We played in front of a fairly decent crowd but when they stepped on the stage, the place was packed. They came out and just blew the roof off that place, I became a fan as soon as the first note was played. I was however skeptical of the clean vocals that were done at the time by their keyboard player, something that also had rubbed me wrong.


This was during the album “Abominable” which I liked but didn’t love. I kept an ear out and an eye and heard a couple tracks off of the album “Every Wave Of Sound”. Wow. Here was an album that punches you in the face from the first track. So it was made solid, I was a fan. If you have every been to a party I am at you can bet I have Kingdom of Giants on a steady rotation. Enter 2014, KOG has been signed to InVogue Records after countless tours across the United States and announces a new album coming soon. They release the music video “Ground Culture”  off the upcoming album, Ground Culture. I was excited, they announced the release, I waited and then it was there. I plugged my phone into my surround sound and pressed play. You hear an old movie reel and crickets, then almost the sound of a faint train, you see a view of what looks to be Los Angles, my breath was held. The screen changes to their logo and then explodes into the track.


The first 48 seconds I was almost concerned until a chug chug riff came in and I was sold. Here is a band that has had a few line up changes but the one I have noted most is the clean vocals being done only by Dana Willax the vocalist. Here is a band that in my opinion has come full circle since that first show three some years ago. You can’t help but to bob your head in a manner that may break your neck. Most recently they released a lyric video for another crushing song entitled “Endure”. Further showing this bands growth and ability to expand past any previous genre barriers they might have been plugged into. You have incredible riffs, smashing breakdowns, 808 drops that you feel in your soul, screams that make you feel like you were with Dana when he wrote the lyrics and meaning in those lyrics that is not seen if everyday music.


They have pre order bundles online that include limited release shirts and other items, I have purchased mine. In wrapping this up I will say that while I am from Sacramento and talked with guitarist Red, bass player Levi and vocalist Dana on a few different occasions, whenever I see them I am brought back to when I was a kid seeing one of my favorite bands. I have no hang ups saying I am a fan to this band and a die hard one at that. Keep an eye out for Ground Culture which is dropping on 10/21/14 through InVogue Records  and give this band some support. They will blow you away through your speakers the same way they do on stage.


Adam Kirk/Capital Chaos TV

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INFERION’s “This Will Decay”‏ Streaming

Formed in 1995, INFERION have refined their intense sound and present their finest work to date. This epic 14-track, 55-minute majestic masterpiece is a vicious onslaught of Blackened Death Metal that crushes bone and penetrates flesh with the precision of a newly sharpened blade. Superior production quality tears through the many deep layers of this album to reveal complex lead guitar work, a wide array of vocal approaches and the relentless hyper blast of Carlos Delgado. This Will Decay solidifies INFERION’s rightful place as one of 2014’s purveyors of the most vile underground music available.



Full Set Of Týr Live In Sacramento


Týr at the Assembly in Sacramento, CA on 10/4/14.

Click on the image above for the full set live in Sacramento, California



  • Blood of Heroes
  • Tróndur Í Gøtu
  • Mare of My Night
  • Ramund Hin Unge
  • Hold the Heathen Hammer High
  • Grindavísan
  • By the Sword in My Hand
  • Sinklars Vísa
  • Flames of the Free
  • Lady of the Slain
  • Shadow of the Swastika
  • Anthem

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Watain, Mayhem & Revenge Announce North American ‘Black Metal Warfare Tour’


Watain, Mayhem and Regence‘s coming ‘Black Metal Warfare Tour‘ has officially been announced. Here’s where the North American trek will wage its campaign.

01/08 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
01/09 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
01/10 New York, NY – Webster Hall
01/11 Boston, MA – Royale Boston
01/12 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
01/13 Toronto, ON – Opera House
01/15 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
01/16 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
01/17 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
01/18 Lawrence, KS – Granola Theater
01/20 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
01/23 Calgary, AB – Republik
01/24 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
01/26 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
01/27 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
01/28 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
01/30 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
01/31 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater


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Salythia – “Affliction” Video Teaser

Dead Inside Records Recording Artists SALYTHIA will be releasing a brand new music video for their song “Affliction” on November 11th, 2014 [11\11\2014].  Click on image below to view..

Salythia lolo


Full Set of Exodus Live In Argentina


Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1980 in Richmond, California.Spanning a career of 34 years, Exodus has gone through numerous lineup changes, two extended hiatuses, and the deaths of two former band members. Their current lineup consists of vocalist Steve Souza, guitarists Gary Holt and Lee Altus, bassist Jack Gibson and drummer Tom Hunting. Hunting is one of the original members, and departed from Exodus twice, in 1989 and 2004, but rejoined in 2007. Holt joined the band shortly after its formation, and is the only member of Exodus to appear on all their releases. FOR FULL SET CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE.


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Full Set of Cultural Warfare @ Toots Tavern


Cultural Warfare is based on the concept of not being classified, labeled or catagorized in any sub genre of the METAL scene.
With members born thousands of miles apart yet raised in the Bay Area and having strong ties to the historic Thrash Metal scene spawned by powerhouse bands such as Testament,Exodus,Forbidden,Death Angel,Vio-lence,D.R.I. and countless others.
Our mission statement is to continue what these great bands have started with our own unique blend of style and influences from Machine Head,Napalm Death,Arch Enemy,Slayer etc.
With shredding guitars, thunderous machinegun percussions, dragline bass rippage infused with with sociopolitical commentary ranging from serial killers to black market organ trading.
We seek to establish the fact that NO MATTER what style of of METAL you play, listen to, or was influneced by…the ROOT of it all IS METAL! And that is all Cultural Warfare strives to be. A kickass, no holds barred, smashmouth METAL BAND!!!\m…FOR VIDEO CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE

Cattle Decapitation to debut new song at The Housecore Horror Film Festival!‏

Vocalist Travis Ryan to make guest appearance Wizards of Gore (Rigor Mortis)!


Cattle Decapitation will be performing a brand new song off their upcoming 2015 Metal Blade release at the mid day show of the Housecore Horror Film Festival. The show will be at Midway’s on Friday, 10/24 with Unearth, Brian Posehn, Origin, fellow San Diegan and friend Author & Punisher, and Evil United! The band is looking forward to debuting new material for the festival crowd. Later that same evening, Cattle Decapitation‘s vocalist Travis Ryan will be performing vocals with Wizards of Gore (the legendary gore thrash act Rigor Mortis under a different name) for his all time favorite Rigor Mortis track “Foaming at the Mouth”, which will mark this the band’s first time playing the song in over 25 years!

Friday, 10/24 – Midway’s (Day show)
Cattle Decapitation
Brian Posehn
Author & Punisher
Evil United

Friday, 10/24 – Emo’s (Night Show)
Wizards of Gore
War Master

Monolith Of Inhumanity,” the most recent slab of sonic annihilation Cattle Decapitation, landed at #32 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #23 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart, #6 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and #177 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart upon its first week of release in May 2012.

Decade of Decapitation“, the band’s vinyl box set, celebrating 10 years of releases on Metal Blade Records. The band’s entire Metal Blade discography: “To Serve Man” (2002), “Humanure” (2004), “Karma.Bloody.Karma” (2006), “The Harvest Floor” (2009), and “Monolith of Inhumanity” (2012) are all available in colors, handpicked by the band. The colors reflect the concept or color scheme behind each album. Fans will also have the opportunity to pick up a collectable box that comes with an exclusive t-shirt, both with brand new art from longtimeCattle Decapitation cover artist, Wes Benscoter. Additionally, “To Serve Man”, the band’s debut full-length, and their sophomore effort “Humanure” have been remastered specially for this release. Visit to claim your copy.

Bullet Tooth to release OVERCAST Triple Disc Discography!

70Bullet Tooth is excited to announce the 3x CD Discography “Only Death Is Smiling” from Massachusetts’ metal legends OVERCAST! The band started in the early 90s long before the explosion of metal from the New England area, and released a few albums on indie labels until the late 90s when they broke up to focus on new bands like SHADOWS FALL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, and more recently, DEATH RAY VISION. As a lot of their titles are currently out of print, the band decided to release “Only Death Is Smiling” on Bullet Tooth featuring 45 tracks on 3 separate CDs, scheduled for release late 2014.

To say that OVERCAST were legendary is fairly accurate, as most newer metal bands have paid tribute to the obvious influences in their music. In fact, some give OVERCAST credit for starting the massive sub-genre called METALCORE.  Their recent performance at This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia sent hundreds of metal and hardcore fans into a frenzy with their brutal and technical metal written with the dancefloor in mind.

Some heavy hitters in the current metal world are as excited as we are about this new release, and we checked in with both Jesse and Adam from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and Ken from UNEARTH to see why OVERCAST was and is still exciting to them:

“In my eyes, Overcast was one of the most influential bands from their era. They came at a time where it wasn’t so commonplace to mix heavy musical styles as much as they did. (And their singer Brian looked like a spooky creature from the deep with his hair.) Their ability to make unique, heavy, aggressive, and melodic songs was such a cool thing to see back then, and ultimately was what brought me to want to do a collaboration with Mike.” – Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage)

“When I was in the Danvers middle school system, one of my older high school friends Jay (Agoraphobic Nose Bleed) handed me ‘Expectational Dilution’ on a copied cassette. Needless to say, I was in awe!  Overcast was and always be one of the greatest bands to come from the New England area!  I followed them religiously from gig to gig and was lucky enough to share the stage with them once or twice.   The Unearth camp still rocks the whole discography to this day!  Fans for life!!!” – Ken Susi (Unearth)

“Overcast was Revolutionary! Back when I first saw them I was blown away and quickly became a fanboy following the band around the Northeast and eventually landing shows with them with my band at the time Corrin. Every show became more and more intense, you never knew what was going to happen at an Overcast show. They changed the face of music for many people like my self who witnessed the brutality and precision of this band. I recently saw them play at set at “this is hardcore” 2014 and I screamed along to every word! The blend of hard hitting hardcore and metal riffing along with Brian’s mid range guttural screams makes Overcast a crucial part of the history of heavy music. They changed the game and helped inspire an entire generation of bands.” – Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage)

Overcast “Only Death Is Smiling” (Disc 1):

  1. Grifter
  2. Twodegreesbelow
  3. Absolute Threshold
  4. As A Whole
  5. Allegiance To The Flesh
  6. Iconoclasm
  7. Bleed Into One
  8. Diluting Inertia
  9. Faceless (7″ Version)
  10. Staredown (7″ Version)
  11. Follow (7″ Version)
  12. Bleed Into One (7″ Version)
  13. Pure Agony
  14. Grifter (7″ Version)
  15. Forecast (7″ Version)

Overcast “Only Death Is Smiling” (Disc 2):

  1. Apocalypse Upon Us
  2. Spun
  3. Filter Of Syntax
  4. Styrofoam Death-Machine
  5. Your (destructive) Self
  6. More Metal Than Your Ma’s Kettle
  7. Seven ft. Grin
  8. Dousing This Flame
  9. Forecast
  10. Seven ft. Grin (Split 7″ Version)
  11. For Indifference (7″ Version)
  12. Fate’s Design (7″ Version)
  13. Your (destructive) Self (Demo)
  14. Forecast (Demo)
  15. Dousing This Flame (Demo)
  16. Spun (Demo)

Overcast “Only Death Is Smiling” (Disc 3):

  1. Spun (Live)
  2. Filter Of Syntax (Live)
  3. Allegiance To The Flesh (Live)
  4. Apocalypse Upon Us (Live)
  5. Grifter (Live)
  6. As A Whole (Live)
  7. More Metal Then Your Ma’s Kettle (Live)
  8. Seven ft. Grin (Live)
  9. As A Whole (SMMDI Demo)
  10. Iconoclasm (SMMDI Demo)
  11. Absolute Threshold  (SMMDI Demo)
  12. A Means… (Demo)
  13. Scar The Mind (Demo)
  14. A National Acrobat

Overcast is:

Brian Fair: Vocals

Mike D’Antonio: Bass

Pete Cortese: Guitar

Scott McCooe: Guitar

Jay Fitzgerald: Drums

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New Music From Revocation


REVOCATION has firmly been established as one of the genre’s finest and will continue their campaign as part of the Metal Blade Records roster. Their fifth album, “Deathless,” is a fitting debut for the label, and a definitive statement of intent from the band. The artwork for “Deathless” was hand painted by internationally recognized tattoo artist Tom Strom.

After months of waiting, “Deathless” will finally see the light of day next Tuesday, October 14th via Metal Blade Records. The album is available in CD, 2LP and digital formats. Get a first listen to the title track at and be sure to pre-order the album.

Brand New Fit For A King Music Video

Fit For A King’s title track from their new album #SlaveToNothing – out 10.14.14 Get this song NOW w/ your iTunes pre-order + 2 more! OR get Merch Bundles w/ vinyl & CD at


The Melvins Streaming New Album (Hold It In) via Pandora‏

The Melvins are streaming their forthcoming album, Hold It In (Oct. 14, Ipecac Recordings), in its entirety via Pandora (
Joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover for the 12-song album are Butthole Surfers’ guitar player Paul Leary and bass player JD Pinkus.  Hold It In was recorded in both Los Angeles and Austin earlier this year.
Digital pre-orders for Hold It In are available now via iTunes with the album lead-off, “Bride of Crankenstein,” offered as an immediate download upon order:  Rolling Stone previously premiered “Brass Cupcake,” saying the new record “sounds like the Cars and Devo plugging into Blue Cheer’s amp stacks.”
The Melvins kick off a round of U.S. tour dates on Oct. 15 in Sacramento at Assembly, with label mates Le Butcherettes opening through Oct. 30. Osborne, Crover and Pinkus will be the touring line-up for this run of dates.
Tour dates:
October 15     Sacramento, CA     Assembly
October 17     Bellingham, WA     Wild Buffalo House of Music
October 18     Seattle, WA     The Showbox
October 19     Portland, OR     Roseland Theater
October 21     San Francisco, CA     Great American Music Hall
October 22     San Luis Obispo, CA     SLO Brewing
October 23     Los Angeles, CA     The Troubadour
October 24     San Diego, CA     The Casbah
October 25     Phoenix, AZ     The Crescent Ballroom
October 26     Albuquerque, NM     The Launchpad
October 28     Dallas, TX     Trees
October 29     Austin, TX     Mohawk
October 30     Houston, TX     Warehouse Live – Studio
October 31     New Orleans, LA     Voodoo Fest
November 1     Pensacola, FL     Vinyl Music Hall
November 2     Gainesville, FL     The Wooly
November 3     Jacksonville, FL     Jack Rabbit’s
November 4     Orlando, FL     The Social
November 5     Ft. Lauderdale, FL     The Culture Room
November 6     Tampa, FL     Orpheum Theater
November 8     Atlanta, GA     The Loft at Center Stage
November 9     Birmingham, AL     Zydeco

Blowin Up At A Club Near You Tonight


Assembly Music Hall, Sacramento Guttermouth, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Against The Grain, F.F.G., Yankee Brutal a/a $15 6:30pm
Catalyst, Santa Cruz Thurston Moore, Sebadoh
DNA Lounge, S.F. Ringo Deathstarr (Austin, TX), Airs, Moonbeams, One Hundred Percent a/a $10/$12 8pm/8:30pm
Elbo Room, S.F. Cool Ghouls, Black Cobra Vipers, Pink Slime, dj’s 21+ free
Fox Theater, Oakland Lily Allen, LolaWolf a/a 8pm
Harlow’s, Sacramento Blitzen Trapper 21+ $18/$20 7pm/8pm
House Between two Churches, MLK Funeral And The Twilight, Kill Myselfs’, Menstrual Psycho, Straight Crimes, Mighty Morphine Power Trippers & MaCarthur, Oakland a/a 8pm
Press Club, 2030 P Street at 21st, Sacramento Retox, Hot Nerds, Doomsday Student 21+ ***
Regency Ballroom, S.F. Pretty Reckless, Adelitas Way a/a $20/$22 7pm/8pm
Thee Parkside, S.F. Sham 69, Total Chaos, Sharp Objects a/a $13 8pm

Sleepwave Inteview @ Aftershock Festival 2014

Amb Pirate chats with Spencer Chamberlain & Stephen Bowman of Sleepwave @ Aftershock 2014 – Sacramento, California

Sleepwave is the new band from former Underoath singer Spencer Chamberlain. Music and shows coming soon…

REVOCATION post third video from the Making of ‘Deathless’!‏

REVOCATION have spent the last eight years converting fans to their cause with four full length albums, an EP with Scion AV, and a charismatic live show led by guitarist/vocalist Dave Davidson. The Boston-based band also features the staggeringly talented lineup of: Dan Gargiulo on guitar, Brett Bamberger on bass, and Phil Dubois on drums. REVOCATION has firmly been established as one of the genre’s finest and will continue their campaign as part of the Metal Blade Records roster. Their fifth album, “Deathless,” is a fitting debut for the label, and a definitive statement of intent from the band.


Deathless” is set for an October 10th release, view the artwork, track listing and first single which is the title track at The album will be available in CD, 2LP and digital formats. Get a first listen to the song and be sure to pre-order the album. The limited first edition Digi-CD as well as the vinyl edition of “Deathless” will feature exclusively the Morbid Angel cover “Sworn To The Black“!

Deathless” was recorded with acclaimed producer Zeuss at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts. The album is ten tracks of ambitious, catchy, and undeniably heavy material. Musically, cuts like “Madness Opus” showcase a more deliberate REVOCATION – restrained, if even moderately so, to deliver a slow, near-dirge like track. Alternatively, the title track highlights the diversity of Davidson’s vocals with a catchy chorus. It’s an earworm the likes of which the band had only previously hinted. The rest of the album offers a refreshing variety of music and truly feels like an “album”, rather than a collection of similar tracks. This is a refinement, achieved only through years of focusing on their craft.

Brand Spankin New Video From Terror


Los Angeles hardcore act Terror released their new album, ‘Live by the Code,’ last year via Victory Records. Today, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new music video for “Cold Truth.”

Frontman Scott Vogel said, “How many times can you make a video of us jumping around acting all mad at the world? I’m sure we’ll have a few more of those down the road, but this is a totally different, unexpected, and a fresh look for a Terror video, and that’s a cool thing. Thanks to Carlo and everyone behind putting this thing together because, to be honest, we got off extra easy and didn’t have to do any of those really uncomfortable video shoots and nonsense. Plus, now we have a video with hookers, handfuls of pills, and dead rats in it.”

Fit For A King Video Interview With Capital Chaos TV

Fit For A King‘s Ryan Kirby chats with Adam Kirk of Capital Chaos TV @ The Assembly 10/01/14 – Sacramento, California


Solid State Recording artists, Fit For A King have announced a new album, Slave To Nothing, to be released October 14th. Produced by Will Putney (Suicide Silence, Miss May I) Slave To Nothing promises to be their biggest sounding and most cohesive work to date. Although composed of a humble and unassuming quartet in their early 20’s, this is not a statement to be taken lightly.

In addition to the lyrical themes, the band says Will Putney’s input as a producer also helped the progression on the new album. On the musical differences found with Slave To Nothing, Kirby notes “we were very green when we recorded the other albums. Performance wise we were tight but after getting signed we didn’t have much experience in experimenting in the studio or developing the songs. This time around working with Will, he really gave input and above the board dedication to make this record great! Some of that input ranged from being honest enough to tell us to trash certain riffs because we could do better to even noticing repetition of the word ‘me’ in a verse and suggesting revisions.”

While fans attending the band’s sets during Warped Tour have gotten some previews of the forthcoming album, Fit For A King have confirmed tour dates from August well into Spring 2015. Slave To Nothing is coming, don’t miss it.

New Lyric Video From Sacramento’s Hoods



Hoods is a hardcore punk band from Sacramento, California. Formed in 1994 by Mike (Hood) Mraz who later added Logan Murray, Tony Goodloe and Billy Gaffney. Hoods shows influences such as Madball, Sick of It All,Minor Threat and Cro-Mags. They released their first EP entitled Once Again in 1996 and concentrated on live performances. After numerous fights between fans and an altercation between a couple of the band members and a police officer, the band was more or less forced out of the Sacramento area. The band concentrated efforts on the San Francisco Bay Area playing shows with groups such as Powerhouse, Redemption 87 and Skin Lab. In 1997 after a disagreement with bandmates and his mother’s illness Gaffney left and was replaced by Jeremy. Murray and Goldoe then left and were replaced by Ben and Mario. Mike was the only original member left. The Hoods were dropped from Victory Records.

Fit For A King Live @ The Assembly in Sacramento, California



Fit For A King perform @ The Assembly 10/01/14 – Sacramento, California

Smashing onto the Solid State roster with their 2013 release Creation/Destruction, Fit For A King had the BIGGEST album debut in the history of the label (which is no small feat considering their catalogue also includes heavyweights such as Underoath, August Burns Red and Demon Hunter). Well exceeding expectations the band found themselves in the enviable position of #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.

In addition to the lyrical themes, the band says Will Putney’s input as a producer also helped the progression on the new album. On the musical differences found with Slave To Nothing, Kirby notes “we were very green when we recorded the other albums. Performance wise we were tight but after getting signed we didn’t have much experience in experimenting in the studio or developing the songs. This time around working with Will, he really gave input and above the board dedication to make this record great! Some of that input ranged from being honest enough to tell us to trash certain riffs because we could do better to even noticing repetition of the word ‘me’ in a verse and suggesting revisions.”

While fans attending the band’s sets during Warped Tour have gotten some previews of the forthcoming album, Fit For A King have confirmed tour dates from August well into Spring 2015. Slave To Nothing is coming, don’t miss it.


Thrash legends Exodus visited the Scion AV All Purpose Show to talk with host Prince Paul. In San Diego “to jam and massacre some legendary songs” at the after-party for Kirk Von Hammet’s Fear FestEvil, Exodus took the time to discuss lineup changes, moving forward and their upcoming Blood in Blood Out. Torch-carrying guitarist Gary Holt, drummer and co-founder Tom Hunting (now on his third stint with the band) and recently returned vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza (also on third trip) sit in on this discussion. As to how they came to the lineup they’ve assembled for Blood In Blood Out, Hunting says, “We were at an impasse, and this album number 10, so it had to be special.”

Anti-Mortem Interview @ Aftershock 2014 With Amb Pirate


Amb Pirate chats with Levi Dickerson of Anti-Mortem @ Aftershock 2014 – Sacramento, California

What the American hard rock and metal scene needs right now is an infusion of youth and some new blood coursing through its veins. Enter ANTI-MORTEM and their upcoming debut album, New Southern. An Oklahoma quintet whose combined average age is just 21-years-old, ANTI-MORTEM were raised on southern rock & heavy metal and driven by a hunger to make an impact. The band dole out bottom-heavy and groove-laden heavy rock anthems, and as with all the metal greats they’ve learned from, a modern sense of melody infuses every track. Also present and accounted for is southern swagger, courtesy of the band’s roots and upbringing

EXODUS “Blood In, Blood Out” Album Sampler Unlocked

The highly-anticipated new EXODUS album Blood In, Blood Out hits stores everywhere on October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast! Today, via EXODUS’ Twitter, diehard fans re-tweeted this post so fast that the entire Blood In, Blood Out album sampler was unlocked in record time!


Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In, Blood Out can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats.  Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION) + a poster (while supplies last).


Fans who pre-order Blood In, Blood Out on iTunes will receive instant “Salt The Wound” and “Blood In, Blood Out” downloads.  Get yours here: