CHRISTOPHER DEAN to Join ANGEL VIVALDI & NITA STRAUSS on The Guitar Collective 2018

New Jersey based rock / metal multi-instrumentalist CHRISTOPHER DEAN (former Michale GravesDarkness DescendsAlyxx) has announced that he will be joining the The Guitar Collective 2018 tour with ANGEL VIVALDI and NITA STRAUSS (Alice CooperThe Iron MaidensFemme Fatale). Launching November 19th in New Bedford, MA, the tour winds through the US, finishing December 21th in Asbury Park, NJ.

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Tour Dates:
11/19 @ Greasy Luck – New Bedford, MA
11/20 @ Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
11/21 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
11/23 @ Brooklyn Baazar – Brooklyn, NY
11/24 @ Outpost Concert Spot – Kent, OH
11/25 @ The Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
11/27 @ Wire – Berwyn, IL
11/28 @ Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
11/29 @ The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
11/30 @ Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/01 @ Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
12/02 @ The Shredder – Boise, ID
12/04 @ Club Sur Rocks – Seattle, WA
12/05 @ Paris Theatre – Portland, OR
12/06 @ The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
12/07 @ Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
12/08 @ Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
12/09 @ 1720 @ – Los Angeles, CA
12/11 @ Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX
12/12 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
12/13 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
12/14 @ Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN
12/15 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/16 @ The Haven – Orlando, FL
12/17 @ O’Malley’s – Margate, FL
12/18 @ Crowbar – Tampa, FL
12/19 @ Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
12/20 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
12/21 @ House of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ

 

 

CRIPPLE BASTARDS: Italian Grindcore Outfit Premieres “Passi Nel Vuoto” Video Through Cvlt Nation; La Fine Cresce Da Dentro Nears Release Via Relapse Records

Legendary Italian grindcore outfit CRIPPLE BASTARDS, currently celebrating their thirtieth anniversary in 2018, have completed an official video for their latest single, “Passi Nel Vuoto,” which sees its premiere this week through Cvlt Nation. The song is pulled from the band’s decimating seventh LP, La Fine Cresce Da Dentro, which will see release in November through Relapse Records.
Recorded at the legendary Fredman Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity), La Fine Cresce Da Dentro – translated to “The End Is Growing From Within” – delivers eighteen tracks of inconceivable speed and brutality even surpassing CRIPPLE BASTARDS‘ intense prior releases. Now in their third decade of delivering their brutalizing anthems to the masses, the album proves that this act shows no signs of slowing down and continues to destroy unsuspecting eardrums with hate-filled, grind-punk chaos.
CRIPPLE BASTARDS vocalist Giulio The Bastard offers, “The song ‘Passi Nel Vuoto’ (translated to ‘Steps Into The Void’) is a parallel between the annihilation of the individual lost in the most obtuse massification, induced to waste and sedated in his emotions, and the value of life increasingly low – reduced to being a cog in the consumer machine. The graphics of our new album La Fine Cresce Da Dentro are all unreleased pictures taken from the vaults of a crime magazine that existed from the 1950s through the ’90s, accessed from the archives of the criminal police based in Milano, Italy. In making this video we have chosen to alternate similar photos with scenarios of mass stratification and blind conformism. As the lyrics say, ‘What’s left is desolation / but it doesn’t make sense to realize it / it’s the weight of survival: how much you spend / how much you can cost.'”
See CRIPPLE BASTARDS’ new “Passi Nel Vuoto” video at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.

 

 

 

King Nine to Release Death Rattle EP

 
Long Island hardcore quintet KING NINE breaks their silence between albums with their impending second LP, Death Rattle, set for release through Closed Casket Activities on November 16th. As a precursor to the album’s decimating landing, the opening track “Paradise” has been premiered through Kerrang Magazine, and preorders for the record have been issued.
 
Four years after the release of their debut full-length, Scared To Death, KING NINE comes back hard with Death Rattle, a brutalizing, groove-laden album which treads in the image of classic brutal NYHC outfits through a modern lens. With stomping breakdowns intermingled in the calculated, mid-paced drive, Death Rattle is indisputably the deadliest output from KING NINE to date. Produced and engineered by Arthur Rizk (Cavalera Conspiracy, Power Trip, Inquisition) and finished with artwork by Sam Octigan, this album delivers eleven metallic hardcore tracks powered by raw aggression. Fans of Bulldoze, Sheer Terror, Merauder, Closed Casket cohorts Incendiary, Judiciary, Criminal Instinct, and other straightforward, streetwise hardcore are advised to seek out Death Rattle.
 
As the LP’s opening song, “Paradise,” is debuted, KING NINE vocalist Dan Seely states, “Every man carries a circle of hell around his head like a halo. Every man has to go through hell to reach his paradise.”
 
With their debut of “Paradise,” Kerrang offers in part, “Make no mistake, ‘Paradise’ has plenty of killer riffs and burly swing to it, but it’s the song’s use of empty space – riffs that end and hang in the air over steady drums, eerie Pantera-esque guitar howls, and the slow build-up to the song’s final breakdown – that makes it something a little scarier than your average sonic mugging. While fans of traditional hardcore will love how hard KING NINE go in the paint, metalheads who dig on bands like Power Trip and Black Breath will also find plenty of simmering darkness here to enjoy.”
Stream KING NINE’s “Paradise” at Kerrang RIGHT HERE.
 
KING NINE‘s Death Rattle will see release through Closed Casket Activities on CD, LP, and all digital platforms on November 16th, the CD in a deluxe six-panel digipak, and the LP on 160-gram vinyl cut at 45RPM housed in a 350gsm semi-gloss gatefold jacket with a 200gsm printed inner sleeve with a download card, with runs of 250 copies on orange/blue mix (US store exclusive), 250 on oxblood/bone split (European store exclusive), 400 on piss splatter, and 400 on purple with metallic cold splatter. Preorders are now available HERE.
 
Death Rattle Track Listing:
1. Paradise
2. Happiness Is…
3. Twisted Thoughts
4. Art Of War
5. V.R.C.F.
6. Gift Of Life
7. Death Rattle
8. Blue Lotus
9. Cowards Run Pt. II
10. Second Nature
11. No Dreams

CATTLE DECAPITATION To Kick Off North American Tour With Suffocation This Week

CATTLE DECAPITATION will kick off a month-long North American tour this week supporting Suffocation. The journey runs from October 21st through November 17th. Additional support will be provided by Krisiun and recent additions, Visceral Disgorge.
 The tour comes in advance of CATTLE DECAPITATION’s Medium Rarities full-length, set for release on November 23rd via Metal Blade Records. Featuring six previously unreleased pre-Human Jerky demos (1999) with frontman Travis Ryan on guitar (while also handling vocal duties), plus the long-sought-after To Serve Man (2002) bonus track, “Rotting Children For Remote Viewing,” as well as the six songs from 2005’s split EP with Caninus and other rarities, this compilation spans the band’s twenty-two-year long career and is a must-have for any CATTLE DECAPITATION devotee.
CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Suffocation, Krisiun, Visceral Disgorge:
10/21/2018 Mulcahy’s Concert Hall – Wantagh, NY
10/22/2018 Middle East Down – Cambridge, MA
10/23/2018 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
10/24/2018 Lee’s Place – Toronto, ON
10/25/2018 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
10/26/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL
10/27/2018 Amsterdam Bar And Grill – St. Paul, MN
10/29/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10/30/2018 Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
10/31/2018 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
11/01/2018 Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
11/02/2018 Club Sur Rocks – Seattle, WA
11/03/2018 Lola’s Room – Portland, OR
11/04/2018 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
11/05/2018 Whisky A Go-Go – West Hollywood, CA
11/06/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/07/2018 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
11/09/2018 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
11/10/2018 Gas Monkey Bar ‘N’ Grill – Dallas, TX
11/11/2018 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
11/13/2018 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/14/2018 The Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, NC
11/15/2018 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
11/16/2018 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
11/17/2018 Reverb – Reading, PA