Metal Blade Records News & Tour Update

By on January 10, 2012
GOATWHORE: Blood for the Master – first single, tracklisting, and studio footage now live 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.”

The first single off the album, Collapse in Eternal Worth, along with ‘In the Studio’ video footage is now live at MetalBlade.com/Goatwhore. Fans can stream or download the single as well as check out the lyric video for the track that incorporates the artwork from both the CD and vinyl versions of the release, each which features different artwork.

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DESASTER launch pre-order for “The Arts Of Destruction” and post first new song, reveal front art! New album to be released February 28th! German Black/Thrash group DESASTER has finished the recordings for their upcoming new album The Arts Of Destruction to be released February, 24th in G/A/S, 27th in the rest of Europe and the UK, and 28th in North America!

Metal Blade has now launched a landing page that includes pre-order links as well as the brand new song Queens Of Sodomy! Surf over to http://www.metalblade.com/desaster to check it out!

Comments the band: “‘The Arts Of Destruction’ … 100% Desaster 100% Metal 100% Hell 100% Non-commercial! We still spit on trends, hail the cult of Metal and send a big FUCK YOU to all who don’t believe in metal music! We don’t want to say so much about the album…only… pure Metal, full of Darkness and Blasphemy, no compromise, no innovation… In our eyes our best sounding and most brutal album so far! Check it out and create your own view. Bang or be banged!

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PRIMORDIAL to embark on European Paganfest tour in March! Ireland’s PRIMORDIAL will be co-headlining the Paganfest tour 2012, which is kicking off in Oberhausen, Germany the 16th of March 2012!

PRIMORDIAL singer A.A. Nemtheanga comments: “Never say never right? So we announce our participation in next March’s Paganfest festival tour across Central Europe. Anyone who has read any of my various ramblings and musings over the last year or two will know my feelings about the current state of club touring and the industry in general. It’s an ugly business but we are definitely ugly enough and getting uglier every year so strangely enough the stars aligned and the dates fell into place for us. Anyone who knows anything about Primordial knows how hard it has become for us to commit to lengthy touring as the years go by. The window of opportunity represents possibly the only opportunity we will have to do a longer tour for ‘Redemption’ across Europe so as they say…needs must and better the devil you know. Never as I say say never.

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DARKEST ERA to join Alestorm on UK and Ireland tour! DARKEST ERA have been added to ALESTORM’s Useless Drunken Bastards UK and Ireland tour in February 2012!

Guitarist Ade Mulgrew comments: “We are really looking forward to hitting the road around the UK with Alestorm on what should be a crazy couple of weeks. It’s our first proper tour so a really big deal for us. Most of the cities involved are ones we’ve never been to before so it’s going to be cool seeing new places and meeting new people. What we are most looking forward to however, is getting to play live so many nights in a row – we’re at our best live and we can’t wait to unleash our full heavy metal torrent across the UK at last!”

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Swedish Viking Metallers KING OF ASGARD about to record new album in March 2012! Swedish Viking Metallers KING OF ASGARD made an astonishing impact on the scene with their debut album Fi’mbulvintr, released in 2010. After playing a bunch of festivals and club shows in 2010 and 2011, KING OF ASGARD are fully busy in writing the follow-up album!

The writing process is in its finishing stages even though there is more to be done and more to be polished. The recording will once again be held at the Sonic Train Studios with engineer Andy LaRocque.

Comments the band: “We’re glad to get back there in early March and to get some new stuff on tape. This also being the first time recording with Lars on guitar. The material for this coming release is a natural step forward for KING OF ASGARD. It differs quite a lot though the foundation of our musical roots still are very present. A natural progression of the sounds on ‘Fi’mbulvintr’! Song titles include ‘Gap Of Ginnungs’ and ‘Plague-ridden Rebirth’!”

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AUTUMN stream “Truth Be Told (Exhale)” on mxdwn.com! Today, online music destination mxdwn.com will be hosting the premiere of Truth Be Told (Exhale) from AUTUMN’s new album, Cold Comfort. The song is the 8th track on the record and contains some of the albums most poignant and moving melodies. The track can be heard now HERE.

Terrorizer Magazine describes Cold Comfort as “Haunting, lush gothic metal the Netherlands that drips with melody.” This is one that fans of Katatonia, The Gathering, etc. will not want to miss!

The title track, as well as the video for The Scarecrow, can be seen now at www.metalblade.com/autumn.

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GOATWHORE featured on the cover of Decibel Magazine’s February 2012 issue! Goatwhore is preparing to announce the details of their new album, however Decibel Magazine readers will get a sneak preview in the February 2012 issue, on newsstands now. Goatwhore is featured on the cover in a story that discusses the new album, Goatwhore’s numerous career hurdles and their recent successes. The article features conversations with both guitarist Sammy Duet and vocalist Louis Benjamin Falgoust II. If you aren’t a Decibel Magazine subscriber, you can place your order over at DecibelMagazine.com.

Goatwhore will be supporting Lock Up (feat. members of Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, At the Gates, etc.). Following that tour, Goatwhore will be co-headlining select US dates with label mates Hate Eternal.

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GOATWHORE and HATE ETERNAL announce Feb-March tour Label mates Goatwhore and Hate Eternal will be hitting the road on February 18th for a several week co-headlining tour. The supporting bands on the tour will be Fallujah and Cerebral Bore. The tour will take the bands from New Orleans to Brooklyn, with stops along the way in Hollywood, the Pacific Northwest and Canada. All tour dates can be seen now on the bands’ facebook pages.

Phoenix Amongst the Ashes was released on May 10th and was hailed as “a relentless, intricate, and near-anthemic crowd-pleaser” by Revolver Magazine. Albert Mudrian of Decibel Magazine declared that Phoenix Amongst the Ashes is “the best death metal record I’ve heard in FOREVER!” while the folks over at Metal Sucks proclaim that “Phoenix Amongst the Ashes is the moment Erik Rutan’s entire career has been leading towards — it’s heavy, it’s catchy, and it’s innovative. This is the best death metal album of 2011 so far, and other bands are going to have to work pretty hard to top it.” Jade Simonetto’s performance was complimented by the highly respected DRUM! Magazine: “Phoenix showcases a far more dynamic band. Guitar passages range from weedly to art-y to textured…juxtaposing break-neck verses with near-mid-tempo groove sections…Simonetto takes the gold for endurance.” Needless to say, Phoenix Amongst the Ashes could very well be considered the best of the band’s long and storied career.

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