Month: July 2015

CHRCH (Formerly CHURCH): Sacramento, California Doom-Slingers Formally Announce Name Change, Tour Dates‏

“Due to the fact that defending the claim of ‘willful infringement’ and ‘unfair competition’ is lengthy and expensive, we are now CHRCH. The bourgeoise system of ownership demands that knowledge and culture be rationed by the ability to pay. We thank everyone for their overwhelming support thus far. We are approaching our dates with Primitive Man and Northless August 13th-17th and we open for Pentagram in Santa Cruz on August 29th. In darkness, CHRCH.”

New Conquer Divide Video Interview In Sacramento, California

“We wanted to stay true to our roots” explains Kristen, guitarist. “Everything we’ve written comes from a real life experience. Music, like any art medium, has always been a form of catharsis for us, its all about trying to take something negative that happened in your life and turn it into something positive. And we’ve had a lot of pent up anger to get out on this record. But we did our best to move past those issues and turn them into something for the greater good, because, I think, the whole idea is, if I can’t heal from my art, how can you heal from it?.” “Yeah, we’ve poured our hearts into this record and we really hope people can connect with it on some level” Sarah adds.

New Glug Interview And Performance Footage At Valdez Family Benefit Show in Sacramento, California

As most of you know, Sacramento has all come together for a Memorial Benefit for The Valdez Family in memory of Sally Nava on Friday, July 17th at The Starlite Lounge in downtown Sacramento. Sally is the mother of our dear friend Randall (Randy) Valdez, who was a native of the Sacramento area and great friend to many of us in the music scene. Randy passed away in August 2010, his mother Sally passed away in April of this year. When Randy passed, he left behind three children, two of which went to live with Sally. This benefit was to support them in any way we can.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER to headline IndieMerch Tour this fall‏

Trevor Strnad (vocals) states: “We are beyond excited to bring this mighty line-up to your Canadian eardrums…what a package! We’ve combined the grinding holocaust of the reunited Maruta, the sheer rage of hardcore’s hellions Harm’s Way, the thrashing maelstrom that is Iron Reagan and of course yours truly. No venue shall be left standing in our wake! We’ll be playing lots of new tastiness from Abysmal for you, as well as the classics, so bring your friends and get ready to bang your heads off. I am looking forward to drinking a Pils, eating some Poutine and raging out with my friends to the great white north. Fuckin’ eh!”

Pentagram streaming new track “Walk Alone”‏

Featuring 11 classic heavy metal compositions with catchy hooks from core band members Victor Griffin, Greg Turley, and Bobby Liebling (Pete Campbell on the drums completes the band’s line-up), Curious Volume was recorded with Swedish producer Mattias Nilsson at studios located in Maryland and Virginia. Additional recording took place in Tennessee with Grammy-Award-winning producer Travis Wyrick, who also produced Pentagram’s previous album, Last Rites. The album’s cover artwork was provided courtesy of Richard Schouten

Cattle Decapitation Obliterate Oakland, California @ Bay Area Death Fest 2

The Anthropocene Extinction is the forthcoming seventh studio album by American deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation and is scheduled for release on August 7, 2015 on Metal Blade Records
The last record, Monolith of Inhumanity, dealt with future of Earth, if mankind keep its current style of life. The Anthropocene Extinction now deals with the results of mankind’s influence on the environment, such as the Great Pacific garbage patch.

New Lyric Video From Serbia’s Downstroy!

Downstroy was formed in 2004. We recorded their first demo during the same year and it was named “0051″. While recording in a studio, they were also quite busy doing concerts in many places (Belgrade, Novi Sad, Banja Luka, Teslić (BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA), Skopje (MACEDONIA), Szeged, Szekszárd (HUNGARY), Timisoara, Arad (ROMANIA), Kikinda, Sombor, Bečej, Novi Bečej, Zrenjanin, Pancevo, Senta, Mol, Bačka Topola, Subotica…), where they performed with already well-known bands such as: SUBSCRIBE, BLIND MYSELF, NOCTIFERIA, EYESBURN, RITAM NEREDA, CADAVERES, DRONE, OVERDRIVE, DRACONIC, ALOGIA, VENDETTA, SMF, REPETITOR etc

New Gift Giver Interview @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento California

GIFT GIVER is the latest uncompromising, no-fucks-given gang of hard-living party animals to emerge from one of the world’s most notorious urban landscapes, Detroit. Alice Cooper, MC5, Iggy & The Stooges and iconoclastic controversy magnet Madonna are just a few of the firebrand rabble-rousers birthed in the fertile soil of Michigan, which famously gave the world the middle-fingers waving Eminem and Kid Rock, as well.

CATTLE DECAPITATION Release Party In San Diego‏

Set for world wide release August 7th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records, the followup to 2012’s critically lauded Monolith Of Inhumanity was again captured by producer Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, and includes guest appearances from the legendary Philip H. Anselmo, Tristan Shone/Author & Punisher and Bethlehem’s Mr. Jurgen Bartsch.

New Hellyeah Video Interview @ Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2015

The summer of 2006 allowed the band to take the project seriously and record its first album. Recorded at Chasin’ Jason studio in Dimebag Darrell’s backyard, a self-titled album was completed in roughly one month. Released on April 10, 2007, the album entered the Billboard 200 at number 9,[selling 45,000 copies. Allmusic reviewer William Ruhlmann stated the album is “a competent example of its genre” awarding the album three and a half stars.