Butcher Babies live in San Francisco

Butcher Babies perform live @ Regency Ballroom 06/06/14 #ButcherBabies #centurymediarecords #Regencyballroom #sanfrancisco #capitalchaostv #blacklabelsociety #devilyouknow

OBITUARY and Relapse Records Join Forces

OBITUARY has partnered up with Relapse Records to release the band’s highly anticipated new album. One of the most influential and important death metal bands of all time, OBITUARY have completed recording their highly anticipated 9th studio album and first full-length in over five years.

Self-recorded this April by the band at their own RedNeck Studio in Gibsonton, FL, the group is currently wrapping up the final mixes. The band commented on the new material:

“We don’t know how to explain it but we really hit the “metal nail” on the head with this album. We have been writing and working on the new material for nearly 3 years now and we could not be more excited how these songs have all turned out. All the stars seem to have aligned for us and this release, with the songs, production and overall feel of this record, the band is more solid than ever.”

The album recording was funded by an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2013. Now the band has partnered with Relapse worldwide to maximize the release and impact of what is surely their heaviest and most cohesive record in 20 years. The group elaborated on the decision to create the Kickstarter campaign and sign with Relapse.

“We always knew that our fans were some of the most devoted fans on the planet and they proved it by stepping up, being a part of something new and supporting us with our KickStarter campaign. This was an amazing display of true fan support and we could not be more proud of everyone who helped raise the money to record this album by pre-ordering it, buying all the cool stuff we offered and just being a part of something that we believe will be the way of the future.

Now we have teamed up with Relapse Records to have them get this new album out there, in stores and available to the fans world wide. We are very excited about our partnership with Relapse and are looking forward to working beside them with the release. They are a great label and super cool people who have shown us that they are excited to have Obituary on their roster and are ready to push this album to its fullest potential.”

An album title, track titles and release date will be announced shortly.

HAMMER FIGHT – “Ginger Rails”

The misadventures of New Jersey thrash n’ rollers HAMMER FIGHT continue with the release of the official music video for “Ginger Rails.” The song comes off the band’s newest release, Chug of War and features cinematic direction by DCintheCity Productions.
HAMMER FIGHT is on the last leg of the three-week long “Chug of Tour Vol. 3” in support of Chug of War. Remaining dates are as follows:
6/4 – Providence, RI @ Dusk w/ Sexcrement
6/5 – Elmhurst, NY @ Blackthorn 51 w/ Sexcrement
6/6 – Quincy, MA @ South Shore Music Hall w/ Sexcrement
6/7 – Atlantic City, NJ @ The Boneyard w/ Sexcrement

Chug Of War is out now on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. A cross between Slayer, Motorhead, and beer, HAMMER FIGHT return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, who released the band’s 2011 untitled EP, for Chug Of War. Combining ripping guitars, bass leads and gritty dirty vocals, HAMMER FIGHT stand out from the rest with a unique sound. Chug Of War is a rockin’ album of drunken madness for fans of Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Anthrax, Slayer, Blood Duster, Blood For Blood, Carnivore, Thin Lizzy, Gang Green and Venom.

Chug of War is available in CD and digital formats at hammerfight.bandcamp.com

“To get it so right is pretty scary.” [9/10] -Decibel Magazine

“Chances are, they’ll steal your drink and fuck your girl…” – StereoKiller.com

“This four piece of tattooed Jersey shore hooligans play a real aggro punk metal influenced highly by MOTORHEAD.” – Scumfeast Metal 666

“Only pussies don’t like this band.” – Some Really Smart Dude
Spawned from a New Jersey scene saturated with death metal and hardcore, HAMMER FIGHT brings a sound that many kids these days may have missed; Hard Rockin’ Metal. Versatile enough to share the stage with the most extreme death metal acts to classic hard rock bands and everything in between. HAMMER FIGHT is here to kick some ass! Keep your eyes and ears open, they’ll be in your town soon.

Drew Murphy – Bass, Vocals

Ryan Blackman – Guitar

Todd Stern – Guitar

Justin Spaeth – Drums

Potential Threat SF live @ Devastated Fest 2014

Potential Threat perform @ Devastated Fest 2 06/01/14 – Oakland, California…courtesy of Capital Chaos TV

San Francisco Bay Area thrash bands have long been known for their in­your­face approach to music, and Potential Threat SF are no strangers to that tradition.

Originally formed as a five­piece in 1986, they have shared the stage with everyone from Testament to Slayer to Cro­Mags to Nuclear Assault, and just recently returned from touring with Death Angel.

Their hard working, no holds barred attitude carries over to their live shows. Though they put every ounce of grit and determination into their set, they still manage not to sound like angry old fucks. Their mentality is simple ­ it’s just as easy for a band to get the audience involved in their show as it is to be pissed off and push them away. In short, they still have fun and show it on stage and to the fans, regardless of how long they’ve been playing or how many people are in the attendance.

Their newest offering, “Civilization Under Threat” (to be released by OSM Records), gives a nod to the old school by combining aggressive, commanding vocals with dual guitars and a thundering bottom end. Engineered and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Heathen) at Trident Studios has given the album a massively heavy quality without being over­produced

WITCHBURN • “Der Hexenhammer”

Hailing from Seattle, Washington, the female-fronted metal group WITCHBURN have released their official music video for the song “Der Hexenhammer“. The video was written, directed and edited by Jeff Ferrell (Ghostlight). Produced by Jeff Ferrell together with WITCHBURN, the video stars Trin MillerRamona Freeborn and the Seattle Knights. The single “Der Hexenhammer” is featured on the band’s September 2013 release “Bathed In Blood” which is available on iTunes at this location.

CROWBAR • “Walk With Knowledge Wisely”

Hailing from New Orleans, the sludge/doom metallers CROWBAR have released their official music video for the song “Walk With Knowledge Wisely“. The track is featured on the band’s latest album “Symmetry In Black” released in May of 2014 on Century Media Records. The album “Symmetry In Black” was produced by Kirk Windstein and Duane Simoneaux and mixed by Josh Wilbur. The band’s latest effort is their tenth studio LP and is the first since the group’s 2011 release “Sever The Wicked Hand“.  The new “Symmetry In Black” album is available from iTunes at this location.

SUFFOKATE Streaming New Track “The Imposter”

Oakland, CA’s Suffokate have returned with a new song, “The Impostor”, which can be heard below. The song features the band’s new lineup, which consists of Lars Diaz (drums), John Oliva (vocals), Ivan Munguia (bass), Jason Graff (guitar), and Miguel Esparza (guitar).
Suffokate will return to the road in July on the Murder Without Motive Tour alongside Abiotic, Aegaeon, and As They Sleep. Dates for the tour are as follows:

3 – Houston, TX – Walters
4 – San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
5 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
6 – Dallas, TX – Tomcats West
7 – Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
8 – Chicago, IL – Bada Brew (with Reaping Asmodeia)
9 – Milwaukee, WI – The Metal Grill (with Reaping Asmodeia)
10 – Burnsville, MN – The Garage (with Reaping Asmodeia)
11 – Iowa City, IA – Gabes (with Reaping Asmodeia)
12 – Denver, CO – The Rock House
13 – Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
16 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
17 – Richland, WA – Rays Golden Lion
18 – Salem, OR – The Nest
19 – Santa Rosa, CA – Live Musicians Co-op
20 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Rock Shop
21 – Riverside, CA – Clash City Studios
22 – Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Sports Centre
23 – West Hollywood, CA – The Whisky a Go Go
24 – Anaheim, CA – Mirror Image Studios
25 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red