FLOTSAM AND JETSAM release a new track.

AFM Records is excited to present the new video single “Recover” from the mighty Thrash Metal veterans Flotsam and Jetsam from Phoenix.

“This album kills! It’s all five guys with the gas pedal pushed to the floor for the entire album!” states Ken Mary

“It was cool to have a new element of influence on this album with having Ken’s drum parts to partner with and play in and around his playing that also do with the guitars and vocals. Glad to have had Jacob Hansen bringing this album to the overall sound and energy it has, Jacob really highlights AK’s vocal melodies, as well as Steve and Michael’s songwriting, while the power of the rhythm section drives the songs.” – Michael Spencer

Get thrilled and stoked as we are!

“The End of Chaos “, released by AFM Records on January 18th, 2019, is the fourteenth album in their more than 30-year of band history.

The album will be available as Digipak, clear orange, gatefold vinyl (ltd. to 450 units), black gatefold vinyl (ltd. To 450 units), ltd. picture vinyl (ltd. to 500 units), gold black splatter gatefold vinyl and limited boxset’s with T-shirts which is available here

01 Prisoner Of Time
02 Control
03 Recover
04 Prepare For Chaos
05 Slowly Insane
06 Architects Of Hate
07 Demolition Man
08 Unwelcome Surprise
09 Snake Eye
10 Survive
11 Good Or Bad
12 The End

VIOLATION WOUND and SURGIKILL unveil a gory new split EP.

Oakland, California-based VIOLATION WOUND is violent punk band fronted by guitarist/vocalist Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Abscess, Death) alongside bassist Joe Orterry and drummer Matt O’Connell. Forged in a beer and whiskey-soaked basement in June of 2013, VIOLATION WOUND honors the raw, dirty, and pissed off ways of the genre’s original innovators, while carving out a path to call their own.

Following releases through Horror Pain Gore Death, Peaceville, Tankcrimes and more, and a long line of splits with the likes of Blizzard, Fleshreaper, Deathgrave, Ruin, Cliterati through Tankcrimes, for this split, VIOLATION WOUND cranks out a singular intense track, “Resist! Deny! Defy!,” which was recorded and mixed at Earhammer Studios in Oakland by Greg Wilkinson. Driven to manufacture 100% real punk rock, fueled only by aggression and punishing riffs, fans of Toxic Narcotic, Zeke, and Fear pay heed.

With members strewn throughout Ohio and Kentucky, SURGIKILL features vocalist Stevo do Caixao of the legendary Impetigo alongside vocalist Vanessa Nocera (Cauldron Burial, Vaultwraith, Wooden Stake), bassist Zdenka Prado (Estuary), guitarist/drummer Ash Thomas (Crusicied Mortals, Estuary, ex-Acheron), vocalist William Sievers, and vocalist/guitarist Billy Nocera (Vaultwraith, ex-Scaremaker). Following releases through F.D.A. Records, No One Records, and others including prior splits on Selfmadegod Records, SURGIKILL here surges forth with another slab of heavy and dark old-school death metal influenced by Impetigo, Autopsy, Incantation, Terrorizer, and the like. The song “Post-Carnage Mishap” was recorded at Frequenscream Studios, engineered by Ash Thomas.

The EP is bound in cover art by Caleb Dickenson conceptualized by Stevo do Caixao, insert artwork by Putrid, layout and design by Justin Stubbs (Enfcoffination), and comes in two 7” vinyl variants, with 100 pressed on green wax and 400 on black.

WURM FLESH ‘Excoriation Evisceration’ coming November 23rd via Comatose Music

Hailing from the California state capital, Wurm Flesh proudly unearths their punishing debut album ‘Excoriation Evisceration’, via Comatose Music. Chaotic tempo changes, stomach churning gutturals, blistering down picked guitar riffs, frenzied blast beats coalesced with extended range, low-end bass carnage. This brutal death metal quartet rises from the rancid soils to consume all that is weak.

This is the ultimate brutal death metal soundtrack, it’s everything that the demented disciples of death crave, everything they hunger for when the bloodlust strikes and cannot be denied. For we all die and become fodder for the belly crawlers. Where kings and beggars are finally one and equal with the maggots…Check out the live video below!

High On Fire Release “Spewn From The Earth” Single

HIGH ON FIRE has released “Spewn From The Earth,” another new single from their upcoming LP, Electric Messiah, exclusively via ADULT SWIM. This is the second and final song the band will release from the new LP due out this Friday.

“Cryogenically frozen giant kings of old, awake and smash through the bowels of Earth to free themselves,” says vocalist and guitarist Matt Pike. “In a campaign to usurp their throne from man, and impregnate the populace once again.”
High On Fire just kicked off a European co-headlining tour this month alongside ENSLAVED. The band will then head back to The States to participate in this year’s Adult Swim Festival this coming weekend at The Row in Downtown Los Angeles before heading back to the UK.

High On Fire will tour in North America this fall on the “Speed of the Wizard” tour, presented by Revolver Magazine. The dates will be co-headlined by MUNICIPAL WASTE with Toxic Holocaust and Haunt in support. The three-week trek will kick off in Dallas, TX at Canton Hill on 11/2/18, hitting both coasts before wrapping up in San Diego, CA on 11/25/18. Tickets are now on sale.

Spewn From The Earth” and “Electric Messiah” are now available on all streaming services and as iTunes instant grat tracks. Meaning, if you pre-order the LP on iTunes, you will receive both songs as instant downloads. High On Fire will release Electric Messiahvia Entertainment One (eOne) on Friday, October 5, 2018.
“I had a dream about Lemmy,” says Pike, explaining the inspiration behind the title of High on Fire’s title track, “Electric Messiah.” “When Lemmy was still alive I always got compared to Lemmy,” the gravelly-voiced guitarist elaborates, “so I had this dream where he got pissed at me.” 
“He gave me a bunch of shit, basically, and was hazing me. Not that he didn’t approve of me, but like I was being hazed. The song is me telling the world that I could never fill Lemmy’s shoes because Lemmy’s Lemmy. I wanted to pay homage to him in a great way. And it turned out to be such a good title that the guys said we should call the album ‘Electric Messiah.'” 

JOYOUS WOLF Release Explosive Cover of “Mississippi Queen”

Southern California based Rock band JOYOUS WOLF has released their incredible cover of the Mountain classic “Mississippi Queen” as well as a new original track “Slow Hand.” Produced by Grammy award winning producer Howard Benson, Mississippi Queen” and “Slow Hand” are the first tracks released by the band on Roadrunner Records.

“This is something we have been working for since our inception as a band. To finally show everyone what we are capable of in the studio is an incredible and relieving feeling. We look forward to this Fall Tour because it will be our first time music follows us out there. We hope a taste of our message is clear in the sounds we captured on this single.” – Joyous Wolf

Tour Dates:
10/03 @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
10/05 @ Trixie’s Tiger Room – Louisville, KY
10/06 @ Oktoberfest – Pipestream, WV
10/07 @ Adelphia Music Hall – Marietta, GA
10/09 @ The Paramount – Huntington, NY
10/10 @ Smokestack Brew – Mishawaka, IN
10/11 @ RocHaus – West Dundee, IL
10/12 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/13 @ Red Rocks – Mankato, MN
10/14 @ Mississippi Moon Bar – Dubuque, IA
10/17 @ Monk’s – Missoula, MT

Greek Speed Metal Group SACRAL RAGE Release Music Video

Greek Speed Metal group SACRAL RAGE have released a music video for “Samsara (L.C.E.),” a song from forthcoming Cruz Del Sur Music album Beyond Celestial Echoes. Check it out below.

Best defined as a cross between Coroner, Helstar and Voivod, SACRAL RAGE’s fluid, death-defying technical brand of thrash is a spectacle unto itself where no limits exist in the ceaseless realm that is outer space.

ACRAL RAGE will release their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Beyond Celestial Echoes, on October 19 via Cruz Del Sur Music. The follow-up to 2015’s Illusions In Infinite Void was recorded between Ignite Studios (drums, rhythm guitars) and White Socks Studios (vocals, bass, lead guitars and keyboards) with mixing and mastering being handled by Stamos Koliousis. The album’s cover art was created by Dimitar Nikolov.

CD and Limited Edition Vinyl pre-orders are now available here.

Technical Death Metal Icons GOROD Stream Brand New Track, “The Sentry”

Technical metal icons GOROD recently announced their upcoming 10-track album, Aethra, set to be released on October 19, 2018 via their new international label,Overpowered Records. Aethra marks the 10th release from GOROD. The album is available to pre-order digitally via AmazoniTunes and Google Play, and in several physical formats via Overpowered Records’ merchandise site.
Today, GOROD dropped the technical, melodic masterwork “The Sentry” – the first single to be released from Aethra. Listen to the track now streaming below.
Vocalist Julien Deyres says, “The concept behind “The Sentry” is that of worldwide myths and beliefs concerning the owl, and more specifically the barn owl. This nocturnal bird that is almost always associated with the moon in many different cultures is also generally considered as a guardian of the kingdom of the dead. This explains the title, and the lyrics are a global presentation of how human beings can perceive a same symbol in different places in the world.
We chose to release this song first because we see it as a good introduction to the new material on this album. This track is “straight in your face”, groovy, fast, and also showcases a brand new melodic orientation in GOROD‘s music.”