Sacrilege: Premieres Music Video for First New Song in 25 Years‏

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‘Legendary UK crust/thrash pioneers SACRILEGE have shared a new music video taken from the remastered reissue of their 1985 classic Behind The Realms of Madness. The song, “Feed”, is a bonus track on the reissue and the band’s first new recording in over 25 years.

Now fully remastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Hooded Menace, Obituary) with seven previously unreleased bonus tracks and expanded art and liner notes, the Relapse reissue of Behind The Realms of Madness (due out November 13) is the first-ever authorized reissue of SACRILEGE‘s landmark debut. Behind The Realms of Madness is available for physical preorder via Relapse and digitally via Bandcamp.

SACRILEGE‘​s 1985 debut album B​ehind The Realms of Madness g​arnered no small acclaim at the time of its release, but has since been heralded as a classic of the era and as a release that was far ahead of its time; artists like Bolt Thrower and Napalm Death have even cited the album as an enormous influence on their music. The band’s 2nd release W​ithin the Prophecy (​1987) pushed S​ACRILEGE​ further into the realm of thrash metal, earning the band increased credibility and prestige in metal circles. S​ACRILEGE ​later moved towards folk and doom with its 1989 LP T​urn Back Trilobite, a ​record that displayed the band’s true versatility and which cemented the band’s reputation for innovation and strong songwriting.

Deftones cover Drake’s “Hotline Bling” At Aftershock Festival 2015

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During their performance at this past weekend’s Aftershock Festival, Sacramento’s Deftones sneak in a brief cover of Drake’s hit single “Hotline Bling” during their performance of their song “Passenger”.

Twiztid Unleashes Short-Film ‘A Place In The Woods’ featuring Horror Greats Sid Haig and Kane Hodder‏

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The demented duo TWIZTID are celebrating Halloween with their craziest video yet – the highly-anticipated “Sickman” video sequel, “A Place In The Woods”. The video is a short-film slasher feature – make sure to grab your popcorn and a buddy because you won’t want to be alone for this one!
 
“A Place In The Woods” stars none other than the original “Sickman” Kane Hodder, also recognized worldwide as portraying Jason in the majority of the Friday the 13thfilms (7, 8, 9 and 10), and legendary actor Sid Haig, best known for his roles as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. The short-film also stars Majik Ninja Entertainment artist Blaze Ya Dead Homie.
The script for the video was written by Jamie Madrox and is directed by Ryan Archibald, also known for directing many of TWIZTID‘s music videos such as “HAHAHAHAHA”, “Down With Us”, “A Little Fucked Up”, and “Breakdown”. Make-up for the video was spearheaded by Tate Steinsiek of SyFy‘s Face Off fame.
 
TWIZTID have often toed into the world of horror films over the course of the last several years, and “A Place In The Woods” is just one step further into the horror film world for Madrox and Monoxide. “This video is another successful step closer to making horror films! Buckle up because the ride has just begun,” states Monoxide.
 
Madrox adds, “It gives me chills when I watch it… This is the closest thing to a horror movie we have filmed to date…”
 
In fact, TWIZTID is currently in the midst of writing a full-length horror film now – stay tuned for more information coming in the future on this project.

Violation Wound to release double album “Broken Idol / Elimination Time” November 20th

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Violation Wound return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions with the explosive double album release of “Broken Idol” and “Elimination Time”, together for the first time on one CD! 36 songs of blistering punk/hardcore in the classic way… no trendy mall stuff here, just the real gritty deal! Featuring Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Abscess) on guitar and vocals, Matt O’Connell (Fog Of War) on drums and Joe Orterry (ex-Fog Of War, ex-Zombie Holocaust) on bass. Don’t miss this ripping slab of whiskey soaked adrenalized ferocity! 54 minutes of 100% aggression and kick ass riffs, nothing trendy, wimpy or pretentious. Features killer artwork from Nev for both albums and a foldout poster containing full lyrics. For fans of Abscess, Circle Jerks, The Dead Boys, D.R.I., Eat My Fuk, GG Allin, Motorhead, The Ramones and Sex Pistols.

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TRACK LISTING:

“Broken Idol” Album:

1. Inner Disease
2. Brutality Code
3. After The Riot
4. Dead End Gaze
5. Some Kind Of Dread
6. Leave A Scar
7. You’re A Wreck
8. Wired For Hate
9. Broken Idol
10. Out Of My Skin
11. Whiskey Brigade
12. Watching It Rot
13. The Damage Done
14. Trouble Comin’ My Way
15. This Is Ignition
16. Violation Wound II

“Elimination Time” Album:

17. What Remains?
18. Getting Personal
19. Abuse, Abuse, Abuse
20. Quest For Control
21. Blackout Train
22. Anonymous Creep
23. Weapons
24. Searching For Zero
25. Blowtorch
26. Unfixed
27. Roll Over And Die Blues
28. Elimination Time
29. Bleed Me Dry
30. Built To Spill
31. First Times Never Last
32. Blistered Pride
33. I’m Not The One
34. Spiders And Flies
35. Blitzed Out
36. I’m The Wolfman

Suicide Silence announce new EP, ‘Sacred Words’.

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Extreme metalcore merchants Suicide Silence will release a digital-only EP,Sacred Words, October 23 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The effort contains a new single, two other unreleased tracks and three live recordings.

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Track listing:

1. Sacred Words
2. Inherit The Crown (live)
3. Cease To Exist (live)
4. Sacred Words (live)
5. Sacred Words (We Are Strong Remix)
6. Sacred Words (instrumental)

Spotify Pulls The Victory Records Catalog, Refuses To Pay Royalties‏

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Victory Records’ catalog of music was pulled from Spotify last night as a result of Spotify not properly paying publishing revenues due to Victory Records’ artists in blatant violation of US Copyright laws. Spotify also pulled down a very large number of albums that Victory is not the publisher for proving that their internal systems are inadequate. We asked that our catalog not be pulled, that we would amicably work with Spotify, and they haphazardly removed our content regardless. 53,000,000 streams, as per Spotify’s statements, were identified with no publishing royalties being paid by Spotify.

Late yesterday, Spotify sent over a document giving them mechanical clearance to use our music. We could not sign said document for a variety of reasons, most importantly, that it would put us in direct violation of our agreement with Audiam (www.audiam.com). Spotify knows we are in business with Audiam and were essentially asking us to breach/ignore that agreement. The issue of nonpayment for songwriters and composers is a widespread problem and not exclusive to Victory Records’ artists. We understand your frustration with not being able to listen to the music you enjoy (and most pay for via subscription).

The bottom line is that artists and songwriters are not being paid and fans of Victory’s artists cannot listen to the music.

Deluxe Vinyl Reissue from VIO-LENCE

VIO-LENCE “Eternal Nightmare” Double LP
Street Date November 13th

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Available on vinyl for the first time since it’s original 1988 release and appearing in its entirety for the first time ever, in any format, the legendary debut album from East Bay thrash metal legends VIO-LENCE has been remastered with five bonus tracks added. Includes the previously unreleased album version of “Torture Tactics” – intended to be the eighth track on the album but omitted from the original release by MCA because of the extreme lyrical theme! Additionally, the band’s legendary four track “Mechanic” Demo is presented in its entirety and for the first time ever on vinyl.

• Eternal Nightmare is held in reverance by thrash metal fans young and old and stands among legendary debuts from fellow first-wave Bay Area thrashers such as EXODUS, FORBIDDEN, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, etc..

• Deluxe package includes a full color gatefold jacket featuring several rare and previously unpublished photos of the band from the Eternal Nightmare era, lyric insert, plus extensive liner notes from guitarist Phil Demmel.

Deicide announces ‘Death In The Manger Tour”

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DEATH IN THE MANGER TOUR DECEMBER 2015
with Special Guest Season Of Suffering
Nothing says Shitmas like a run of exclusive dates …see you soon GB
12/04/15 Amityville, NY Revolution
12/05/15 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
12/07/15 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
12/08/15 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub
12/09/15 Clarksville, TN The Warehouse
12/11/15 San Antonio, TX Korova
12/12/15 Houston, TX Walters Downtown
12/13/15 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats
12/15/15 New Orleans, LA Southport Hall
MORE DATES COMING SOON

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New Autopsy Video Interview @ California Death Fest In Oakland, California

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Todd Owens talks Death, Desecration, Abcess, Violation Wound influences, gear and more vocalist with Chris Reifert of Autopsy @ Oakland Metro Operahouse @ California Death Fest

Autopsy was formed in August 1987 by Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler, shortly after Reifert’s departure from Death. The band recorded a demo that year, Demo ’87, beforeDanny Coralles joined in 1988 immediately prior to the recording of their second demo, Critical Madness, and along with Reifert and Cutler, would be a constant in the band’s lineup. The band signed to Peaceville Records and released their debut album, Severed Survival in 1989. These early recordings featured a straightforward thrash-influenced death metal style in a similar vein to Scream Bloody Gore era Death (Reifert was Death’s drummer on that album), but the band adopted a slower, doom metal influenced sound for their next release, the 1990 Retribution for the Dead EP. The next full-length, Mental Funeral, continued in this style and has since been cited by many other death metal musicians (particularly in the Swedish scene) as particularly influential. Having completed a successful European tour soon after Mental Funeral, the band reentered the studio to record the Fiend for Blood EP, which was followed by their third full-length, Acts of the Unspeakable, which featured shorter songs and a more grindcore influenced sound. A difficult US tour in 1993 led to the decision to disband Autopsy after the recording of a final album. Shitfun, released in early 1995, was heavily influenced byhardcore punk and would prepare fans for Abscess, previously a side project of Danny Coralles and Chris Reifert which would become their main band after Autopsy’s demise.

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK: Band Performance Times Revealed For Oct. 24 & 25 Festival

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Band performance times have been revealed for the fourth annual Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK, Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 at Gibson Ranch near Sacramento, CA.

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK will feature a spectacular music lineup of hard rock, alternative and metal artists, as well as an expanded festival grounds with onsite camping. The band lineup includes Slipknot, Faith No More, Deftones, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Marilyn Manson, Coheed and Cambria, Stone Temple Pilots, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Bring Me The Horizon, All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens, Eagles of Death Metal, Black Veil Brides, and many more performing on four stages.

Doors open at 11:00 AM each day.

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK will feature live, in-ring matches with WWE®’s NXT® Superstars including Bayley™, Finn Bálor™, Samoa Joe™, Tyler Breeze™, Apollo Crews™, The Vaudevillians™, Enzo Amore™, Colin Cassady™, Carmella™, and more (talent subject to change).

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK will also feature the interactive MAKE YOUR MARK Graffiti Zone Presented By Juxtapoz Projects & Liquitex Professional, JUCY onsite camping, theMonster Energy AFTERSHOCK Tequila World, artist autograph signings at the Monster Energy Hospitality Rig, the Monster Energy viewing area with beverage sampling, Thunder Valley Casino Resort VIP Lounge, the Jack Daniel’s Experience, Coors Light Sports Bar, an onsite experience from the Sacramento Kings, The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, Keep Golf Metal, and a variety of food and beverage options, including local gourmet food trucks.

As previously announced, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Festival has joined forces with Slipknot’s Scream Park in Sacramento, CA for the Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Pre-Party onFriday, October 23 from 7pm to midnight. Visit www.AFTERSHOCKConcert.com for pre-party details and to purchase tickets for the festival.

Visit www.AFTERSHOCKConcert.com for more information and to purchase VIP and General Admission tickets, as well as camping and hotel packages. Directions and a festival site map will be posted at http://aftershockconcert.com/info/.

Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, LOUDER THAN LIFE, Northern Invasion, The Big Ticket, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and more.

The festival is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2015 sponsors include: WWE NXT, Jack Daniel’s, Coors Light, The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, Marshall Headphones, Sacramento Kings, Juxtapoz, Keep Golf Metal, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, JUCY, Marshall Headphones, Fxck Cancer, Dimple’s Records, Yelp, Sacramento News & Review, Sacramento Bee and more