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Obituary – Obituary

After listening to rock/metal for almost forty years, albums that really grab me by the scruff of the neck are few and far between but the self titled tenth album by Tampa Bay death metallers Obituary can be added to the list. The atmosphere they create on this ten track …

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Bloodstock Announce 3 More Bands for 2017

BLOODSTOCK ANNOUNCE 3 MORE BANDS FOR 2017 BLOODSTOCK is excited to roll out their next band announcement for 2017 and it’s a brutal one! Florida death metal kingpins, OBITUARY land themselves a Sunday slot on the main stage.  With a brand new studio album coming in Spring 2017 via Relapse …

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Obituary – Ten Thousand Ways To Die

It is a good sense of timing to say the least when I got the chance to review the latest Obituary release Ten Thousand Ways To Die a few days after seeing them crush all those who saw them play at the Academy 2 in Manchester a few days earlier. …

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Magrudergrind Announce North American Headline Tour; New Album II Out Now

Brooklyn grind/powerviolence trio MAGRUDERGRIND released II, their new full-length album and first in six years, this earlier this February on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records.   In support of II, the band has announced an extensive North American tour that kicks off April in 20th in Richmond, VA and runs through May …

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Obscura – Akroasis

Germany’s Obscura has released Akroasis (which means “hearing” or “listening” in Greek), a modern, technical death metal disc with plenty of progressive overtones. Firmly rooted in darkness, overall, the sound has a distinctly European flair, invoking early Behemoth to mid-period Vader or later Centurian with blasts of speed, precision, and …

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Seminal Neurosis albums to be re-issued in September

As the next chapter in Relapse Records’ ongoing 25th anniversary commemoration, Neurosis will have two of their most revered and long out-of-print titles reissued on super deluxe 180-gram double vinyl on September 4. ‘Through Silver in Blood’, which was first released in1996, has not been printed on vinyl in ten years, while ‘Times of …

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IRON REAGAN Announce Australian Tour

Richmond, Virginia’s IRON REAGAN released their Relapse Records debut The Tyranny of Will in the fall of 2015 This 24 song-wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and self-produced plus it was mixed by Converge’s Kurt Ballou.   …

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Bedemon archive recordings to be re-released

Bedemon artwork

Relapse Records are to re-release a collection of archival recordings from Bedemon – featuring original Pentagram members Randy Palmer, Geof O’Keefe and Bobby Liebling. The recordings, made between 1973 and 1979, have been unavailable for more than ten years, and are being re-issued as ‘Child of Darkness’ on February 24th.  …

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Relapse Records announce first batch of anniversary re-issues

Relapse Records promo pic

Relapse Records have announced details of the first deluxe final re-issues, being released to mark the label’s 25th anniversary.  Throughout 2015, the label will be commemorating the milestone with an extensive reissue campaign, featuring many of their classic and underground titles on deluxe vinyl. The first batch of four albums …

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LORD DYING post In-Studio Video from Poisoned Altars Recording Sessions

Portland, Oregon’s LORD DYING will release their new album entitled Poisoned Altars, January 27, 2015 (1/26 for UK/World and 1/24 for Germany/Benelux/Finland) via Relapse Records. Poisoned Altars was recorded with Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind (Black Tusk) at Audiosiege Studios in Portland, OR. Poisoned Altars is direct result of the relentless work the band put …

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Black Tusk Bassist Jonathan Athon Memorial Fund established

The remaining members of Black Tusk have issued the following statement: “We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the overwhelming amount of support received in the past week. Many of you have been inquiring about Athon’s medical bills and how you can help. As of now, they …

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GOBLIN REBIRTH sign with Relapse Records

Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Italian progressive instrumentalists GOBLIN REBIRTH.  A new incarnation, inspired by the legendary Goblin, the 1970’s horror-synth / film score icons responsible for such soundtracks as Suspiria, Zombi and Tenebre, GOBLIN REBIRTH came together after a short-lived reformation of the original …

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ABYSMAL DAWN Release Video For “Inanimate”

As they wrapped up their North American tour with Deicide, ABYSMAL DAWN released their new album this past Monday via Relapse Records.  Met with critical acclaim and some of the band’s best reviews yet, Obsolescence is a veritable beast of a record and the perfect example of what 21st century …

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HOPE DRONE sign to Relapse Records + complete sophomore album

Relapse Records are extremely proud to announce the signing of Australian atmospheric black metal quartet HOPE DRONE Formed in Brisbane, Australia in 2011, HOPE DRONE (Karl Hartwig – guitar, Christopher Rowden – guitar/vocals, Francis Keil – drums, Aaron Pickersgill – bass/vocals) quickly made a name for themselves with their 2013 …

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Obituary – Inked In Blood

Veteran death metallers Obituary, from Florida, have returned with their latest studio album, titled Inked In Blood. The disc was crowd-funded by Kickstarter (later picked up by Relapse Records), so it should come as no surprise that these songs have been honed to a razor’s edge with demands from the …

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Relapse Records launches Free 2014 Fall Sampler

Relapse Records have released a 26 song label sampler for free download via Bandcamp and Amazon MP3. The sampler showcases the label’s eclectic roster across all realms of dark and heavy music including death metal, grindcore, thrash metal, stoner rock, shoegaze, drone, black metal, sludge metal, doom metal, hardcore, and experimental music. …

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ABYSMAL DAWN Posts Second In Studio Video

Los Angeles based extreme metal masters, ABYSMAL DAWN, return with a massive display of refined brutality on their fourth full-length Obsolescence.  Obsolescence will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records.   Obsolescence is available for pre-order from Relapse Records …

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TOMBS Premiere Video For “Seance”

TOMBS released their critically acclaimed album Savage Gold this June via Relapse Records.  They have completed work on the album’s first video for the song “Seance”.   The video was directed by Jaclyn Sheer and can be viewed HERE.   Front man Mike Hill on the video: “Watching the video is …

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VALKYRIE Sign to Relapse Records; Complete Recording New Album

Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Virginia hard rock riff worshippers VALKYRIE. Formed in 2002, VALKYRIE consists of brothers Jake and Pete Adams (Baroness, Samhain) on guitar and vocals, Alan Fary (Earthling) on bass and Warren Hawkins on drums. Drawing heavily from the classic eras of hard …

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RINGWORM Announces Fall North American Tour Dates With Macabre and Panzerfaust

Cleveland’s legendary kings of metallic hardcore RINGWORM are heading to Europe this weekend, but before they do they have announced another North American Tour.  This time they are playing with Macabre and Panzerfaust.  The tour kicks off October 3rd in St. Louis, MO will make a stop at the Housecore …

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