CANNIBAL CORPSE Announce U.S. Headlining Tour 2012 Today legendary death metal legion CANNIBAL CORPSE are pleased to announce their U.S. headlining tour! Brought to you by Metal Blade Records, Good Fight Entertainment and dB Drum Shoes, the U.S. Torture Tour 2012 will commence on April 5 in Jacksonville, Florida and level 23 stages before coming to a close on May 3 in Gainesville, Florida. Support on the near month-long trek will be provided by Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn and Arkaik.
Said bassist Alex Webster of the upcoming shows: “We’re psyched to hit the road with Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, and Arkaik in April! This is a full-on death metal tour that we know all of our fans will love. Prepare for an evening of relentless aural punishment!”
GOATWHORE launch new single “Parasitic Scriptures of the Sacred Word” on Pitchfork.com Blood for the Master: the brand new studio album from New Orleans Louisiana’s sons of American no-frills black metal meets death & roll, GOATWHORE, is set for release in North America on February 14th 2012 via Metal Blade Records. Recorded in St. Petersburg, FL at Mana Studios, GOATWHORE once again joined forces with producer Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Agnostic Front, The Mountain Goats) to lay down the ten blistering tracks for the band’s 5th full-length release, which Decibel Magazine claims “reeks of blasphemy, brimstone, Jägermeister and fire.”
GOATWHORE will be unveiling the third single from Blood for the Master over on Pitchfork.com starting today. Fans can hear the new song, Parasitic Scriptures of the Sacred Word, streaming now HERE.
Astra to release “The Black Chord” in March New song “Quake Meat” now available
The new track from The Black Chord, Quake Meat, can be heard now over at metalblade.com/astra. The Black Chord will be available in North American on March 27th. Astra will be hosting an album release show in San Diego on March 16th. The show will be at The Casbah with Dead Meadow, The Loons and Joy. The show will also feature visuals by Operation: Mindblown. For more info, check out astratheband.com.
BELIEVER currently writing new album! Legendary technical metal act, Believer, are currently in the process of writing their fifth album. It’s their third for Metal Blade Records and the follow up to 2011’s Transhuman, which was heavily spun on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal and received stellar reviews in print and online. Believer also performed at last year’s New England Metal and Hardcore fest. Since then, the band has been writing new material.
Founding member Kurt Bachman elaborates; “As we begin the writing process, I feel that this will be the most sensual of all Believer releases. Once again we are striving to create something unique, while not throwing away any riff just because it might not fit the typical Believer mold. This is part of the process we love and hate. We love being creative, yet we place intense pressure on ourselves to write something we’ll enjoy hearing and playing at least 2060 times. Of course, we are sticking to our two main goals: 1) Have fun and 2) Don’t die in the process.”
CANNIBAL CORPSE: Exclusive Track Premiere at Revolvermag.com Today, Revolvermag.com hosts the exclusive premiere of “Scourge of Iron,” the third track off CANNIBAL CORPSE’s forthcoming slab of brutality, Torture, slated for North American release through Metal Blade Records on March 13, 2012.
Comments bassist Alex Webster of the new tune: “‘Scourge of Iron’ helps to show the song writing diversity on Torture. [First album single] ‘Demented Aggression’ is blazing fast and frantic, while ‘Scourge…’ is a down tempo, pounding song. They’re both death metal, but at opposite ends of the speed spectrum. Expect to hear this kind of variety throughout Torture. We’ve utilized many different tempos, rhythms, and feels in these songs with the goal of making an album that is varied and dynamic but also very brutal. On March 13th you’ll get to decide whether or not we succeeded.”