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Cabal Unveil New Single/Video ‘False Light’ Debut Album ‘Mark Of Rot’ Drops February 23rd



Danish extreme metallers CABAL have released the first single / video single, ‘False Light’, from their upcoming debut album Mark Of Rot, out 23 February.


CABAL are one of the most brutal and promising heavy acts hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark. The band create a visceral and doom-laden atmosphere throughout both their music and visual expression. The production is crystal clear, whilst the songs draw inspiration from black and death metal to djent, hardcore and more.

Mark Of Rot is the band’s debut album and the follow-up to their critically acclaimed EP Purgefrom 2016, which earned them an award for best rock music video of the year, as well as national radio playtime. Following the release of PurgeCABAL have played several sold-out shows, shared the stage with widely renowned international acts and toured across Europe.

Mark Of Rot sees CABAL expanding on their signature sound, by incorporating bigger shifts in tempo and more eerie melodies, whilst still staying true to what made people take notice in the first place, bone-crushing heaviness and an unrelenting feeling of uneasiness. Adding to this, both guest-vocalists CJ McMahon (Thy Art Is Murder) and Filip Danielsson (Humanity’s Last Breath), leave no doubt that Mark Of Rot is an unstoppable wrecking ball.

The lyrics on Mark Of Rot sit within the soundscape, and continue the theme from Purge – expanding on the mythos around a death cult determined to bring forth the end of existence.

Mark Of Rot will be released on 23 February, 2018 via Long Branch Records.

The album will be available in a verity of limited bundles via the Long Branch Records shop. The highlight is a bundle with an exclusive CABAL-necklace made of .925 sterling silver! Only 10 available!

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The Amsterdam Red Light District Release New Single/Video ‘Carry On’ Announce European Tour Dates



THE AMSTERDAM RED LIGHT DISTRICT (TARLD) have released their new video and single ‘Carry On’, ahead of new album Sapere Aude, set for release on March 2nd 2018 via Red Light Records.

In the band’s own words: 

“We wanted to play on the concept of madness with this song. This world makes us lose ourselves, and sometimes we lose control. Each of us do have a normal side, and a crazy alter-ego on the other side. This interactive music video plays on this, with an opposition between a soft version of the band and the crazier version. Both teams take a look at each other. The bright side tries to keep calm while the dark side shows the fury. Which alter-ego are you today? Choose your team!”



The band have also announced a range of tour dates, playing across the UK, France, and Spain.

Saturday 3rd March – Stamford – Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge 
Sunday 4th March – Rhyl – The North  
Tuesday 6th March – Leeds – Santiago Bar 
Wednesday 7th March – Canterbury – Chromos 
Thursday 8th March – London – The Sebright Arms 
Friday 9th March – Bridgwater – The Cobblestones 
Saturday 10th March – Cheltenham  – Frong & Fiddle
Friday 23th March – Lyon (France) – Hardrock Cafe
Saturday 24th March – Paris (France) – Bus Palladium
Saturday 12th May – Granollers/Barcelona (Spain) – Dràstik Punkaires
Sunday 13th May – Alicante (Spain) – Marearock
Tuesday 15th May – Almeria (Spain) – La Cueva 
Saturday 19th May – Madrid (Spain) – Entre Darts Rock

Having firmly established themselves with their highly acclaimed debut Gone For a While,THE AMSTERDAM RED LIGHT DISTRICT are set to further raise the bar with sophomore album Sapere Aude. For fans of While She SleepsLetlive.Stray from the Path and more,TARLD have created a new masterful album of riffy melodic hardcore and mark themselves as a new force from France. With a notable touring record having performed across Europe with the likes of Refused, Anti-Flag and Slayer, TARLD show no sign of slowing in 2018 with many dates to be announced soon.


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CRYPTIC ENSLAVEMENT Reveal Details For Their Forthcoming Album ‘Perverse Hallucinatory Descent’ Via Gore House Productions



Vancouver Island Tech Quartet, CRYPTIC ENSLAVEMENT has revealed details for the forthcoming album, ‘Perverse Hallucinatory Descent’

“We are excited to release our long awaited debut album” states guitarist Yue He. “The recording process was fun. Working with Mark and Stu really brought our audio ideas to life. Additionally, Guang’s dark and brutal design definitely fits our conceptual idea. It’s perfect. We can’t wait for you all to take a listen.”


‘Perverse Hallucinatory Descent’ offers Eight new tracks of Groovy, Tech-Infused Brutal Death Metal for fans of Early-Decapitated, Internal Bleeding, Katalepsy, and more. Wrapped with memorable breakdowns, menacing vocals, and mesmerizing solos, ‘Perverse Hallucinatory Descent’ packs a punch that will knock you down repeatedly! 


Featuring album art by Guang Yang (Inanimate Existence, Putridity, Swine Overlord), ‘Perverse Hallucinatory Descent’ was recorded/mixed by Mark Mckitrick & mastered by Stu Mckillop at Rain City Recorders (Archspire, Comeback Kid, Fit For An Autopsy) in Vancouver, B.C.


Track List:

1. Visions of Disembowelment

2. Demented Deception

3. Walking Despoilment

4. Knuckle Ground

5. Fists of Fury

6. None Shall Escape

7. Orgy of Atrocity

8. Intravenous Fate


‘Perverse Hallucinatory Descent’ is set for release March 30th on Gore House Productions as CD/Digital




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FU MANCHU: Irish Premiere! ‘CLONE OF THE UNIVERSE’ From New Album ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Out February 9th On At The Dojo Records



January 12, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Southern California’s hard-rock legends FU MANCHU will make their long awaited return on February 9th with their highly-anticipated 12th studio album, Clone of the Universe.Today, we Irish premiere the record’s first revealed track, the title song, “Clone of the Universe.” Fans can pre-order the record now from At The Dojo Records at iTunes and



Speaking with, founding guitarist Scott Hill says, “Our song “Clone Of The Universe” was the last song written for the new record. We had about 13 songs ready to to choose from, and about 3 weeks before we were to go into the studio we wrote that song. We record all of our songs on cassette 4-track and we had the first part of the song arranged/recorded but we still needed an ending to the song. On one of the final days of practice before going into the studio at the end of practice as we were packing up our gear, our drummer, Scott Reeder, was doing these fast drum beats/rolls and I thought it sounded great and as soon as I got home I still had his drumming in my head and I wrote the ending riffs to his drum beat.” Read the rest at


Clone Of The Universe marks a new chapter for the “fuzz rock” pioneers as they mix the straight ahead blistering rock with unexpected time shifts, featuring tracks like the roaring cuts “Don’t Panic” and “(I’ve Been) Hexed” and the dynamically complex “Clone of the Universe” and “Slower Than Light.” The centerpiece of the album is “IL Mostro Atomico,” an 18 minute 8 second, side long epic featuring a special guest performance by Alex Lifeson, guitarist and songwriter of the legendary band RUSH. Heavier than anything they’ve ever done and broken into 4 distinct sections, it’s new ground for a band that’s been pushing the boundaries of “fuzz and wah” since its formation in 1990.


The album was recorded and produced by FU MANCHU and Jim Monroe at The Racket Room in Santa Ana CA, as well as additional recording with Andrew Giacumakis at SUSSTUDIO in Simi Valley CA, and will be released worldwide for streaming and on vinyl and CD on the band’s own AT THE DOJO label via Cargo Distribution. FU MANCHU is Scott Hill (vocals, guitar), Bob Balch (Guitars), Brad Davis (Bass) and Scott Reeder (Drums and Percussion).


FU MANCHU will kick off their world tour in support of Clone of the Universe with two album release shows next month at Troubadour in Los Angeles (Feb 9th) and at The Casbah in San Diego (Feb 10th), which will be followed by a European and U.S. headline tour. Tickets are on sale now at

Track listing

1. Intelligent Worship

2. (I’ve Been) Hexed

3. Don’t Panic

4. Slower Than Light

5. Nowhere Left To Hide

6. Clone of the Universe

7. IL Mostro Atomico (Featuring Alex Lifeson of RUSH)


FU MANCHU Tour Dates:

9.Feb – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour

10.Feb – San Diego, CA – The Casbah


2.March – Paris, France – Le Trabendo

3.March – Hengelo, Netherlands – Metropol

5.March – Berlin, Germany – Festsaal Kreuzberg

6.March – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset

7.March – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller

8.March – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Medis

10.March – Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi

11.March – Riga, Latvia – Meina Piekdiena

13.March – Warsaw, Poland – Poglos

14.March – Prague, Czech Republic – Klub 007

15.March – Vienna, Austria – Arena

16.March – Budapest, Hungary – A38

18.March – Zurich, Switzerland – Mascotte

19.March – Bern, Switzerland – Dachstock

20.March – Munich, Germany – Hansa 39

21.March – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof

23.March – Hamburg, Germany – Markhalle

24.March – Cologne, Germany – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck

25.March – Haarlem, Netherlands – Patronaat

26.March – Leuven, Belgium – Depot

27.March – London, England – 02 Academy Islington


1.May – Phoenix, Arizona – Rebel Lounge

3.May – Dallas, Texas – Curtain Club

4.May – Austin, Texas – Barracuda

5.May – Houston, Texas – White Oak

7.May – Atlanta, Georgia – Vinyl 

8.May – Raleigh, North Carolina – Kings

9.May – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

11.May – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Underground Arts

12.May – New York, New York – Bowery Ballroom

13.May – Boston, Massachusetts – Brighton Music Hall

15.May – Cleveland, Ohio – Grog Shop

16.May – Columbus, Ohio – Ace of Cups

17.May – Detroit, Michigan – El Club

19.May – Chicago, Illinois – Bottom Lounge

22.May – Denver, Colorado – Streets of London Pub


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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Unveils Official Video For ‘The Luddite’ No Cross No Crown Full-Length Out TODAY Via Nuclear Blast Entertainment



Today marks the official release of No Cross No Crown, the long anticipated new full-length from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY! Captured in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer, the mammoth offering marks the first studio recording with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in over a  

decade. In celebration of its release, the band is pleased to unveil the raging, kaleidoscopic new video for “The Luddite.”


In case you missed it, watch the band’s previously-released animated clip for “Wolf Named Crow” at THIS LOCATION


No Cross No Crown is out NOW via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats. Various order bundles are available at


“The record is filled with the kind of Sabbath meets Black Flag meets Lynyrd Skynyrd jams that were so infectious and wildly influential back when Bill Clinton seduced interns…COC doesn’t try to change direction but instead revisits the approach that made the Keenan-fronted version so successful: powerful hooks, instrumental asides that will remind you of Sabbath’s ‘Planet Caravan’ and a rich use of textures and dynamics…” — Decibel


“…burly, surly and southern-fried – basically, everything fans could hope for.” — Revolver


“If we’re looking at classic rock as a living, breathing organism, one that adapts and evolves over the ever-rolling waves of time, one that holds its original axe-slinging deities in highest esteem but allows for the ordaining of new priests and idols along the way, then it’s really time to let CORROSION OF CONFORMITY luxuriate in the lap of the golden gods… these motherfuckers have been at it forever, and they’ve just made their best album in twenty years.” — Team Rock


“…powerful and unstoppable as an avalanche.” — Kerrang!


“…so good it should really be toured in full, played from top to bottom as a complete movement of music.” — PureGrainAudio


“…an essential listen.” — Metal Wani


“…an amazingly composed, heartfelt blues-inspired record… the guys just nailed the sound this time – I mean completely nailed it.” — Metal Insider


“…where 35-plus years from getting started, most artists still active have long since slid into a mediocrity of form in playing to what’s expected of them, COC here sound reinvigorated and offer a reminder to all willing to hear it of a big part of what made them who they are in the first place.” — The Obelisk


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Lebanese Blackened Death Metallers KAOTEON To Release New Album ‘Damnatio Memoriae’ On February 23rd



Introducing KAOTEON, a death metal band with a savage blackened attack in the form of their new full-length album, Damnatio Memoriae. The album is due for release on February 23, 2018.

Premiered via Metal Injection, KAOTEON have released their title track and you can listen here: 


As a species, humanity has plunged itself into an abyss of displacement, greed, tension and paranoia. Out of the hellish darkness emerges Lebanese extreme death metal band KAOTEON
KAOTEON is an unusual east-west international extreme metal collaboration, originally hailing from the Middle East but now based in Amsterdam. For Damnatio Memoriae, full-time members Anthony Kaoteon (Death Drive) on guitar and vocalist Walid Wolflust (Ordum, ex-Gothmog) tapped the distinctive talents of bass wizard Linus Klausenitzer of Obscura and drum master Fredrik Widigs of Marduk as guests. After performing with them live for the first time in Beirut in April at the Beirut Metal FestKlausenitzer described KAOTEON as, “legends of the Lebanese metal scene”.
As a band, KAOTEON has faced censorship at the highest levels in their home country – they have been put in jail for devil worshipping, attacked by religious groups, and raided several times by police trying to use them as scapegoats to mask political and religious problems in the region. It’s a terrifying but enthrallingly honest story of a metal band trying to exist, succeed and break out of the Middle East.
Vocalist Walid Wolflust says: “Lebanese metalheads are some of the friendliest and most amazing people to hang out with. It is sad to see great potential in this world gone to waste because someone somewhere decided to label people at birth and imprison them into their borders. The scene itself is thirsty for metal, so international bands should expect amazing interaction from the crowd. The Dutch scene – where we exist now – shows strong support for local talent, unlike the Lebanese scene. The Dutch scene loves their bands above all, while we feel that the Lebanese metal scene favors the international bands.”
Damnatio Memoriae succeeds at portraying the band’s justified “f*ck-the-world” outlook with nine poisonous tracks that brim with exhilarating magnetism and needle-sharp riffing. Beginning at track one with ‘Damnatio Memoriae’ – which describes the ancient Latin punishment of eradicating a person or figure from all memory and mention. KAOTEON unleash an all-out ferocious aural assault, attacking the very foundations of their genre with absolute conviction.
Referring to the inclusion of Linus Klausenitzer and Fredrik Widigs on this album, Wolflustadds: Linus and Fredrik are extraordinary musicians playing with state of the art bands each in their respective genres. Linus is a melodic bass maestro and Fredrik has an amazing delivery that does not lose groove while still being as aggressive as it can get. The best thing about them being a part of this project is that Linus has become a very close friend to us, and that’s what really matters at the end of the day.”
Damnatio Memoriae was self-recorded by KAOTEON, with mixing and mastering credited to renowned Swedish producer Daniel Bergstrand, who is recognised for his celebrated work with bands such as Behemoth, Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir and many more of today’s top metal artists.

Damnatio Memoriae is explosive metal at its finest, and is sure to be one of the most buzzed about extreme metal releases of the year.

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