BÄDR VOGU: Oakland Doom/Crust Unit To Release New Full Length Via Tribunal Of The Axe; US Tour To Commence Next Week

Oakland, California sludge/doom/crust metal unit BÄDR VOGU will release their second full-length later this month via Tribunal Of The Axe Records. Entitled Wroth, the eight-track offering was captured in the Spring and Summer of 2015 at Earhammer Studios in Oakland by Greg Wilkinson (Pallbearer, Vastum) and will be released on cassette and 2xLP.

BÄDR VOGU was forged in 2009 and arose out of mutual friendships in the Bay Area heavy music scene and set out with the intention of creating music that would stand up to the high level of talent and integrity existent in the region’s underground music realm. While influenced by local luminaries such as Noothgrush, Dystopia, Neurosis, Sleep/Asbestos Death, Stormcrow, and Brainoil, they also deftly infuse their sound with the bluesy swagger of the American South, conjuring forth the swampy sounds of Eyehategod, Weedeater, and Buzzov-en. Their brutal concoction is then encased in a solidified crust of filthy death/doom that has an underlying punk/hardcore backbone.


Comprised of Sean Sokol on vocals/samples, Bryce Shelton and Leo Buckley on guitars, Justin Wonder on drums, and Chris Tanti on bass, these native Californians have had a long, incestuous history of involvement in the underground music scene in the Bay Area and have been involved with numerous other groups such as Hotblack Desiato, World Eater, Agenda Of Swine, Hazzard’s Cure, Ordo Obsidium, Dolph Lundgren, and Nik Turner’s Hawkwind, to name only a few. Their new album, Wroth, cohesively blends their strongest points into a massive and uncompromising slew of songs that they feel are their most compelling and ferocious to date.

To purchase Wroth visit THIS LOCATION.

Wroth Track Listing:
1. Copernican Theory
2. Anathema Of Time
3. Traitor
4. Beasts Of Burden
5. Deprogram
6. Narcotically Opaque
7. (Intro To Deadweight)
8. Deadweight
9. Of Misanthropy And Malaise

Armed with a strong DIY ethic, BÄDR VOGU has steadily built an underground following in the States through incessant touring and a spattering of releases including their self-released 2010 demo, their 2011 Exitium full-length, 2012’s split LP with Seattle based death/crust outfit Wilt, and a tour tape/demo titled Agglomeration MMXIV issued in 2014 through Transylvanian Tapes. BÄDR VOGU has also established a sizable following in Europe from the release and distribution of their debut through the Spanish death/doom label Memento Mori. This has all led up to the release of Wroth.
Amidst recent writing and recording, BÄDR VOGU has remained diligent in maintaining a consistent touring schedule on top of playing out locally. They have done two full US tours and a plethora of smaller regional trips up and down the West Coast and the Southwest. With the release of the new album immanent, they plan to tour extensively in support of its release both in the United States in the immediate future starting with a sixteen-date trek that kicks off July 16th and runs through August 6th. Additional live assaults to be announced in the weeks to come.

7/16/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA *Record Release Show
7/21/2016 Siren Song – Eureka, CA
7/22/2016 Highwater Mark – Portland, OR
7/23/2016 Georgetown Liquor Company – Seattle, WA
7/24/2016 Mootsys – Spokane, WA
7/25/2016 Boise, ID [info]
7/27/2016 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
7/28/2016 Flux – Colorado Springs, CO
7/29/2016 Bar Bar – Denver, CO [info]
7/30/2016 The Coal Mine – Albuquerque, NM
7/31/2016 Timeout Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
8/02/2016 Til Two Club – San Diego, CA
8/03/2016 Que Sera – Long Beach, CA
8/04/2016 The Garage – Ventura, CA
8/05/2016 The Redwood Bar – Los Angeles, CA
8/06/2016 Dethhouse – Las Vegas, NV

Revocation launches new track, “Profanum Vulgus”, and studio-video online

Revocation will release their most dynamic, boundary-pushing and weighty record to-date: Great Is Our Sin. Today, the band is pleased to debut another track, entitled “Profanum Vulgus”.

Additionally, Revocation has just released a video providing in-depth footage from the recording process of Great Is Our Sin.

The lyric video for “Crumbling Imperium” can also be seen here.

Great Is Our Sin track-listing:
1. Arbiters of The Apocalypse
2. Theatre of Horror
3. Monolithic Ignorance
4. Crumbling Imperium
5. Communion
6. The Exaltation
7. Profanum Vulgus
8. Copernican Heresy
9. Only the Spineless Survive
10. Cleaving Giants of Ice

Reuniting with producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Bleeding Through), who also helmed 2014’s Deathless and 2012’s Teratogenesis EP, Great Is Our Sin packs the requisite punch, yet retains the organic feel with which it was conceived. Known for their technical prowess, the band remained dedicated to upping the ante without ever losing sight of the importance of good songwriting. Whilst the lineup has changed over the ten years Revocation has been in existence, David Davidson’s (guitars / vocals) passion has never waned, and they are arguably sounding better than ever as they look toward the future. “We can’t wait to bring these songs out on the road and perform them for different audiences all over the world,” Davidson comments. “‘Great Is Our Sin’ is a new chapter for the band, and collectively we feel that it is our defining record to date.

In support of Great Is Our Sin, Revocation will be hitting the road in October/November alongside German Prog Death Metal masters OBSCURA, BEYOND CREATION and label mates RIVERS OF NIHIL!

Check the full dates below:

20.10.16 Germany München @ Feierwerk
21.10.16 Germany Weinheim @ Café Central
22.10.16 Holland Haarlem @ Patronaat
23.10.16 UK London @ The Dome
24.10.16 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
25.10.16 Belgium Aarschot @ de Klinker
26.10.16 France Paris @ Divan du Monde
27.10.16 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
28.10.16 France Les Pennes-Mirabeau @ Jas’Rod
29.10.16 Italy Calenzano/Florence @ Cycle Club
30.10.16 Italy Brescia @ Circolo Colony
31.10.16 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Orto Bar
01.11.16 Austria Wien @ Viper Room
02.11.16 Slovakia Kosice @ Colosseum
03.11.16 Germany Dresden @ Scheune
04.11.16 Czech Rep Prague @ Nova Chmelnice
06.11.16 Germany Oberhausen @ Kulttempel
07.11.16 Germany Berlin @ Lido
08.11.16 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle
09.11.16 Sweden Stockholm @ En Arena
10.11.16 Norway Oslo @ Parkteatret
11.11.16 Denmark Aalborg @ Aalborg Metal Festival

New Rose Films Announce Upcoming CREEM Magazine Documentary


New Rose Films has announced the start of a new project, “Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine.” In anticipation of the release, they have shared the first trailer for the film. The documentary is being made in cooperation with the estate of Barry Kramer, CREEM’s founder and publisher with his son, J.J. Kramer, who is producing the film.

The film explores the heyday of the irreverent rock’ n ‘roll magazine from its 1969 launch and subsequent rise as one of America’s most popular music periodicals through the untimely death of publisher Barry Kramer in 1981. Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Blondie, The Clash, Ramones, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, and NY Dolls were among the groundbreaking artists CREEM covered while their newsstand rivals largely ignored them.

CREEM was also a launch pad for writers and photographers who later when on to stellar careers in their own right. Lester Bangs, Dave Marsh, Jaan Uhelszki, Greil Marcus, Patti Smith, Robert Christgau, Lenny Kaye, Bob Gruen, Cameron Crowe, Charles Auringer, Susan Whitall, Ben Edmonds, and many others contributed to the magazine.

“We were a fan mag gone amok,” says onetime CREEM senior editor (and Associate Producer) Jaan Uhelszki. “This is a film that will go a long way in defining what made CREEM so extraordinary and so mad.”

“This is a story that I’ve wanted to tell my entire life,” J.J. Kramer said. “CREEM is more than a magazine, it’s a living reminder of my father. This film is the perfect way to preserve the legacy that he, and the CREEM community, created.”

Scott Crawford—whose debut “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC” garnered rave reviews from music and film critics alike, is signed on as writer and director for the film that will tell both the tales of the early days at CREEM, while unfolding a very personal story of the late Barry Kramer for his son.

“Scott is a talented storyteller and a champion of independent culture,” Kramer says. “The early days at CREEM were lightning in a bottle: the right people, the right place, the right time.” “I can’t think of anyone better to tell the story of the merry band of misfits from Detroit who got together, took no prisoners, and forever changed rock n’ roll journalism. Boy Howdy! (CREEM’s iconic mascot) shall ride again.”

The Kickstarter campaign launches today and look for a subsequent Winter 2017 release of the film.

Arkaik Kicks Off US Tour With Vale Of Pnath

Support will be provided by Vale Of Pnath and Singularity with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

Progressive death metal faction, ARKAIK, will embark upon a fifteen-date US headlining tour this Summer. The Make America Shred Again Tour 2016 will run from July 2nd through July 24th. Support will be provided by Vale Of Pnath and Singularity with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are beyond stoked to be hitting this road this July with the incredibly talented Vale Of Pnath and Singularity,” issues guitarist Greg Paulson. “This is a really special package given the technical and progressive nature of the music. All bands are releasing new music and have new albums to promote. We also have our most ambitious set list to date, spanning our previous two records and our newly released album Lucid Dawn.”


ARKAIK w/ Vale Of Pnath, Singularity:
7/02/2016 Malone’s – Santa Ana, CA
7/04/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
7/06/2016 Blu Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM
7/10/2016 Korova – San Antonio, TX
7/11/2016 House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
7/12/2016 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
7/13/2016 Tomcats West – Fortworth, TX
7/15/2016 Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO
7/16/2016 The Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
7/17/2016 WhySound – Logan, UT
7/21/2016 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
7/22/2016 Third Street Pub – Bend, OR
7/23/2016 The Haul – Grants Pass, OR
7/24/2016 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA

First Festival Fun In The Sacramento Sun

It was a sunny day in Sacramento and the first day of First Festival at South Side Park had begun. Kicking off the festivities was local Americana were The Nickel Slots. The lineup for the next two days was chock full of everything you want and need in a festival. From rock, to acoustic, metal to punk, and best of all kids 8 and under were free. Talk about fun for the whole family!

first 3

The park was transformed into a magical place of food, clothing, services, beverages, band merchandise and play area for the kids and kids at heart, tons of places to sit both in the shade and the sun, and plenty of porta potty’s. With one stage sponsored by Submerge to the right of the entrance, the art decorated Cloud stage directly in the middle and the ambient Craft Beer stage which hosted a more acoustic ensemble. You could find everything you need to stay the entire day from 1130 am to close at 10. I know I did.

first 5

I sampled Jimboy”s taco truck twice, and thoroughly enjoyed the churro caramel fries. Oyster Mike was all set up with his amazing cooking delicacies. I ended up going with the garlic fries. 101 North provided tasty cold beverages on a warm day, and of course you can’t go wrong with ice-cream from Cowtown Creamery.

The vendors displayed a variety of items and services, including The Sacramento Bee and California Family Fitness. Local clothing lines Hellrzzr and Hella Norcal had the sweet swag. I enjoyed the goodies at Fairie Treasure and found every booth to be super nice and friendly.

first 6

Once the music started at 1130, it never stopped. With stages alternating, you could hear the echo throughout the park of tunes and laughter. The turnout was not as huge as it should’ve been but for those who did attend, it was well worth the admission fee. 43 bands in 2 days, you had your choice of one day passes, or weekend warrior, with discounts given on advance sales. I had the pleasure of checking out nineteen of the twenty one scheduled acts. Local favorites Heat of Damage brought the mad energy, while Simple Creation kept us cool with the good vibes. Blue Oaks had the crowd in awe, and That Kid Raja had us moving. It was a pleasure to see so much talent in one day.

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If you didn’t get a chance to attend First Festival this year, make yourself a reminder to attend in 2017. The founder Danielle, who remained busy throughout the event making sure the ship was sailing smoothly, has worked hard on providing our city with a fun weekend for the family. Bring your blanket, and an appetite and enjoy some of the best Sacramento has to offer.   By Amb Pirate

Watch Whitechapel Live @ Warped Tour 2016 in Texas

Whitechapel perform “The Saw Is The Law” live from Houston, Texas on the Monster Energy North Stage on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour..

Whitechapel perform “The Saw Is The Law” live from Houston, Texas on the Monster Energy North Stage on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour.. More live video from the band can be found on the Monster Energy Party Zone:

Song: ” The Saw is the Law”
Album: “Our Endless War”
Label: Metal Blade Records

Brujeria Announce September Release For New Album And U.S. Tour With Cattle Decapitation

Brujeria will release their fourth full length album, entitled Pocho Aztlan, on September 16 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The release will be followed by a U.S. tour this October alongside Cattle Decapitation and Pinata Protest.

10/01/2016 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/02/2016 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/03/2016 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/04/2016 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
10/06/2016 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/07/2016 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
10/08/2016 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
10/09/2016 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
10/10/2016 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
10/12/2016 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
10/13/2016 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/14/2016 Oakland, CA – CA Deathfest (Brujeria ONLY)
10/17/2016 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
10/18/2016 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

Pocho Aztlan is the band’s first release since Brujerizmo was released in 2000 via Roadrunner. It was recorded over the course of many years and at several studios around the globe. The end result was mixed by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, THE EXPLOITED).

BRUJERIA’s legend has proliferated for nearly three decades. When the band first emerged from the sunbaked hellscape of Los Angeles in 1989, the city was on the brink of chaos. Daryl Gates ruled the LAPD with an iron fist, overseeing a legion of blue-suited stormtroopers who cracked brown and black skulls at every opportunity. Rodney King, the ’92 riots, and CA governor Pete “Pito” Wilson’s anti-immigrant Prop 187 were all on the bleak horizon. The Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the city’s minorities with the band’s infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Güeros (“Killing White People”), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH. Led by lyricist and mastermind Juan Brujo, BRUJERIA were alternately rumored to be satanic drug lords and members of well-established metal bands. The truth, as always, lay somewhere in between.

Fast forward to right about now: Pocho Aztlan is BRUJERIA’s first new album in 16 years. The title translates to “Wasted Promised Land,” a combination of Aztlán, the fabled ancestral home of the Aztecs, and the term pocho, which native Mexicans use to refer—not always kindly—to their counterparts born in the States. Brujo himself is pocho, a man caught between two worlds. Many pochos are not exactly accepted with open arms in Mexico. Meanwhile, they’re too often regarded as second-class citizens in their adopted US home. Brujo has transcended both scenarios through the power of BRUJERIA’s uncompromising grindcore and death metal. His all-Spanish lyrics are as vivid as they are effective: Bona fide tales from the frontlines of the drug war, the racial divide, and the battle for the border. “A lot of BRUJERIA songs are true stories,” Brujo says. “And if they haven’t happened yet, they will happen.”

Juan Brujo – Vocals
Fantasma – Vocals, Bass
Hongo – Guitar, Drum Programming
El Cynico – Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Hongo Jr. – Drums
Pinche Peach – Vocals, Samples
Pititis – Female Vocals
A Kuerno – Guitar
Sangron – Backup Vocals
Guero III – Backup Vocals