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!

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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: http://geni.us/exobiboitunes

THE HAUNTED launches “Eye Of The Storm” video.

Swedish death-thrashers THE HAUNTED continue to spread the word for their 8th full-length album, Exit Wounds, recently released worldwide via Century Media Records. Today, the video clip for the high-energy track “Eye Of the Storm”, produced by Oliver Barth of Visions In Fear / http://www.visions-in-fear.de, is being debuted at the following location: http://youtu.be/uNAwrj1EUo8

Upon release, Exit Wounds managed to enter the international sales charts:
Germany #64
Finland #15
Switzerland #100
Sweden #32
USA #151 Top Current Albums
USA #5 Heatseekers

For another preview of Exit Wounds, stream below.

https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/02-cutting-teeth/s-qMlvc?in=centurymedia/sets/the-haunted-album-stream

Exit Wounds is available in the following different formats:
-Standard Jewel Case CD
-Digital Download
-Limited edition Mediabook CD (Incl. 2 bonus tracks and expanded booklet)
-LP / Black 180gr. Vinyl – Unlimited
-LP / White 180gr. Vinyl – Limited to 100 copies (exclusive via CM Webshop)
-LP / Transparent Red 180gr. Vinyl – Limited to 200 copies (exclusive via CM Distro USA)
-LP / Clear 180gr. Vinyl – Limited to 100 copies (exclusive via NBR)
-Boxset – Limited to 500, hand-numbered copies worldwide (exclusive via CM Distro; contains the Mediabook CD, a beanie, a patch, 3 buttons and a poster)

Exit Wounds track-listing:
1. 317
2. Cutting Teeth
3. My Salvation
4. Psychonaut
5. Eye Of The Storm
6. Trend Killer
7. Time (Will Not Heal)
8. All I Have
9. Temptation
10. My Enemy
11. Kill The Light
12. This War
13. Infiltrator
14. Ghost In The Machine
The two exclusive bonus tracks featured on the Mediabook CD edition are “As The Poison Sets In” and “The Manifestation”.

The physical formats can be purchased here: http://smarturl.it/thehauntedCMD. To purchase the album digitally via iTunes, head here: http://smarturl.it/exitwoundsiTunes

Featuring artwork by Andreas “Diaz” Pettersson (who designed the band’s first four releases, as well as their iconic logo), Exit Wounds is an unmistakable return to form for THE HAUNTED. The album sees a revamped line-up that includes founding members Jonas Björler (bass) and Jensen (guitars) teaming up with former members Adrian Erlandsson (drums) and Marco Aro (vocals), together with newest member Ola Englund (guitars). Exit Wounds contains the full spectrum of artillery that a modern extreme metal band can possibly showcase.

New music from Psychosomatic live in Oakland

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From the depths of Sacramento California the crossover thrash metal, punk rock band PSYCHOSOMATIC was twisted into form in 1988. Spewing forth chaotic blasts of jackhammer style guitar picking on top of super tight speed drumming, ripping fast bass guitar lines and ferocious vocals, spitting out lyrical topics ranging from anti-establishment social issues to horror and insanity.

 

The Sacto thrashers barrage listeners with fast, tight, punk style energy songs into the technical darkness of metal. Psychosomatic has carved their trench in the underground thrash metal world with several US tours, leaving blistering eardrums in their wake.
Psychosomatic has four full length releases to date including 2006′s Unquenchable Thirst and 2010’s Another Disease. Along with two video cuts “Another Disease” and “Everybody Hates Me” featuring guest singer Nickie Sickie from Verbal Abuse. Psychosomatic has several tracks on various compilations such as, Thrasher Magazine’s Skate Rock vol. 9. Cheap Ass Music vol. 1 on Cheap Ass Records. Mechanized Death: A Tribute To The Accused on Transparent Records. Shred or be Shredded on Buried in Hell Records. And Econo-Comp on RecordsOnTap. Psychosomatic has played various fests including San Francisco’s Tidal Wave as support for Exodus, Hirax & Attitude Adjustment, and New Jersey Death Fest 4.

For their last album “Another Disease” Psychosomatic toured the U.S. four times in two years, two weeks San Diego to Seattle tour with Australia’s Vicious Circle, two weeks west coast tour with New Jersey’s Hammer Fight, also playing several shows between tours. Currently Psychosomatic has just finished recording their latest full length album, stay posted here or visit them at www.officialpsychosomatic.com.

“Sacramento’s Psychosomatic are a unique beast of a band. They play brutal, tight, greased-lightning thrash that also has an underlined punk snottiness to it… One second they’ll lay down a surf beat, then the next, a blast beat. Seemingly, Psychosomatic is a skate punk band that saw one too many “No Skateboarding” signs and finally snapped…they started listening to Slayer on 45 RPM… then tried to play even faster.” – Aris Wales, The Portland Mercury

Unearth Debut New Single, “The Swarm”‏

UNEARTH has released a new single called “The Swarm,” the first bit of new music from their forthcoming LP today.

The band recently announced their all new LP Watchers of Rule to be released via eOne Music on October 28th, 2014. Mixed by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), this 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.

This time, the band is heading out with friends DARKEST HOUR on the Hell or High Wattage Tour with CARNIFEX, ORIGIN, I BREATHER and fellow label mates BLACK CROWN INITIATE in support. Click here for all tour dates.

EXODUS Premieres New Track ‘Salt The Wound’ Featuring METALLICA’s Kirk Hammett

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Blood In, Blood Out comes out October 14th and, in addition to Hammett, it features guest appearances by Dan the Automator and Testament frontman Chuck Billy. It also marks the return of vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, who had departed the band in 2004. A deluxe edition of the record includes a bonus DVD with a making-of feature and footage of the group playing Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

The album will also be available as a double-LP yellow vinyl release. The digital version will contain a cover of Angel Witch’s “Angel of Death.” The record is available for preorder now. Exodus will be hitting the road this fall, touring with Suicidal Tendencies and another band featuring Gary Holt, Slayer.

Additionally, Holt is set to appear on the September 10th episode of Bravo! TV’s Top Chef Duels. The guitarist, along with Rob Zombie and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, will judge a vegan competition.

 

Soreption – “Engineering the Void” Review‏

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Technical Death Metal hailing from across the pond in Sweden, Sundsvall based band Soreption have put out their second full length titled Engineering the Void. The latest effort came out early February along with a reissue of their first album Deterioration of Minds through Unique Leader Records. If you haven’t listened to this album yet, you have no idea what you are missing. The level of precision that these guys are pulling off is some of the best I have heard so far in 2014. Stefan Nordlander and Anton Svedin lay down some killer guitar riffs that have a brutal rhythmic groove and time shifts that just catch you off guard mid-headbang. Tony Westermar leads the group with his massive drum lines that can be akin to a satanic war march. The precision and double bass is ever present and shines brilliantly. Fredrik Soderberg lays down some vicious vocals and truly conjures free thinking and unique mindedness with his lyrics that speak of breaking out of the mold and standing on your own.

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As per usual, the bass line, provided by Rickard Persson, is present but merely a tool of maintaining rhythm which the drums handle quite well on their own. One thing that truly stood out, or two things I should say, was two specific tracks on the album; Breaking the Great Narcissist and Monumental Burden. These two tracks stood apart from the rest in an amazing way that I truly appreciated. I feel that music has lost its drama and its theatricality. These two songs not only deliver on the Technical Death Metal front, but Soreption breaks into these operatic and black metal themed rhythms that just invoke the Lord Satan himself and just as your soul is about to be transported to Hell, a guitar solo comes in and pries you out of Lucifer’s dark clutches, to then bring you into a truly impressive duel harmonized solo by Nodlander and Svedin (at 2:09 in Monumental Burden for those interested.) I can go on and on about this album but do yourself a favor and listen to this impressive album yourself and you be the judge. Beezlebub would approve. Robb Napalm/ Capital Chaos TV

 

Free Album Download: The Chuck Norris Experiment – “Best of the First Five”

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Swedish punk n’ roll act Chuck Norris Experiment are giving away free downloads of their compilation album, Best of the First Five. As the title implies, the collection gathers the best tracks off the band’s first five studio albums. You can stream or download your copy here.

The Chuck Norris Experiment released their newest album, Right Between the Eyes, on March 26, 2014 via Transubstans Records.