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ZUD: A Wilderness Left Untamed Album By Maine-Based Blackened Metal Cult Now Available Digitally



Following the limited CD release at Shadow Woods Metal Fest in September, A Wilderness Left Untamed, the second album from Portland, Maine’s blackened rock/metal cult, ZUD, is now available for digital purchase.


ZUD‘s A Wilderness Left Untamed was engineered and mixed by Todd Hutchisen (East Of The Wall, Falls Of Rauros) at Acadia Recording Co in Portland, Maine, and mastered by Carl Saff (Grails, RVIVR, Unsane) in Chicago, Illinois, its ten new tracks clocking in with an hour-long journey which will take the listener on a ride from one end of the rock universe to another, the record full of unexpected turns, all the while distinctly always very clearly recognizable as the output of ZUD.


Be it with first-wave black metal, surf, sappy ’80s pop, NWOBHM, classic rock, garage, or psyche of the ’60s and ’70s, hardcore of the late ’90s, or somehow everything at once, A Wilderness Untamedis an album which may trigger memories the listener may not have realized they’d had. ZUDtraverses an insanely hilarious emotional roller coaster ride through the dark subconscious in a chaotic world, trying to make sense of it all, wondering what the point is, always remembering that though there is no argument in that “only death is real.”



Following their set at Shadow Woods Metal Fest and several shows in their native state this year,ZUD has one more live performance confirmed for 2018, headlining a gig in Bangor, Maine onDecember 16th where ZUD‘s proceeds will be donated to their friend Kathy Findlay’s leukemia bills.







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SCOUR: Extreme Metal Collective Featuring Philip H. Anselmo, Members Of Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Pig Destroyer, And More Releases Signature Guitar Pedal Via Amptweaker 



Following the release of their Red EP via Housecore Records, SCOUR — the extreme metal supergroup featuring Philip H. Anselmo and members of Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Pig Destroyer, and more — has collaborated with Amptweaker engineer James Brown to release a signature SCOUR guitar pedal. The pedal is a modeled after Amptweaker’s TightMetal Pro pedal, which is a distortion pre amp with built-in noise gate, effects loops, boost controls, and a special Side Track ™ loop for other effects when the preamp is not engaged.

Prior to this project, Brown also designed Peavey’s original 5150 with Edward Van Halen, the Peavey JSX amplifier with Joe Satriani, the Schecter Hellwin with Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold, the original Tight Metal pedal with Mark Kloeppel of Misery Index, and many more.

Said Brown, “It’s been almost a year since Derek Engemann (SCOUR, Cattle Decapitation) began using Amptweaker TightMetal pedals on tour, including the bass version in Cattle Decapitation, and the TightMetal Pro for crushing guitar tones in his black metal supergroup SCOUR. We built some custom units for the band for live shows, and now you can buy your own custom SCOUR TightMetal Pro for a limited time…only from Amptweaker.”


Comments Engemann, “This is the official live sound of SCOUR…crushing all in its path!”  


Purchase the SCOUR TightMetal Pro now and get a free Amptweaker T-shirt at THIS LOCATION.

Stream ‘Red’ in its entirety here. 




Stream SCOUR‘s Red EP via Bandcamp HERE or Spotify HERE.


Red is available on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Physical orders are currently available at this LOCATION. Desirers of the digital edition, point your browser HERE.


Forged in 2015, SCOUR‘s debilitating fusion of black metal, grindcore, and thrash made its debut with the ferocious single “Dispatched.” The band’s debut EP, Grey, was released the following year via Anselmo’s own Housecore label. Just before a crushing performance at Hellfest Open Air, which featured a cover of the Pantera classic “Strength Beyond Strength,” the band recorded their Red EP at Nodferatu’s Lair with Steve Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.) at the helm. The record was once again mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation, Cobalt, Khemmis) at Flatline Audio.


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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY To Release No Cross No Crown Full-Length January 12th, 2018 Via Nuclear Blast; New Track Posted – Album Marks First Recording With Vocalist/Guitarist Pepper Keenan In Over A Decade + Preorder Bundles Available



Corrosion Of Conformity have released their First recording with Vocalist/Guitarist Pepper Keenan In over a decade. 

Check it out here! 


Preorder No Cross No Crown at THIS LOCATION


Whenever CORROSION OF CONFORMITY releases a new album, folks take notice. But their latest is a true event. It’s been a dozen years since CORROSION OF CONFORMITY recorded new material with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan at the helm. In that time, there have been rumors, whispers, and outright allegations that the legendary Southern rock outfit would reunite to blow the doors off the whole damn scene again. In 2014, after nearly a straight decade traversing the globe as a guitarist with New Orleans supergroup Down, Keenan reconnected with the core CORROSION OF CONFORMITY trio of Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean, and Reed Mullin to hit the road hard. “Reed called me and mentioned maybe playing a couple shows,” Keenan recalls. “I said, ‘Let’s just go to Europe and see if it works.’ So we went to Europe and then ended up going back four times in one year… We toured for a year and then started tracking about ten or eleven months ago.”


And now, the long wait is over. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY returns with No Cross No Crown — an album that somehow sounds as though no time has passed between 2005’s In The Arms Of Godand today.


Recording in North Carolina with longtime producer John Custer, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY cut No Cross No Crown in about forty days over the course of a year. “We took our time and didn’t put any pressure on ourselves,” Keenan says. “I’d go up from New Orleans and we’d do four or five days at a time, just hacking away at it. It was fun because we did it like a demo, but in a studio. We were writing and putting it on tape at the same time. We took what parts we thought were great from the old days and weren’t scared to go backwards. It kinda wrote itself that way.”


Some of these new jams sound like could’ve easily been on Wiseblood or Deliverance, two of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY‘s most revered records. On No Cross No Crown, beefy Southern stompers like “The Luddite,” “Little Man,” and “Forgive Me” are interspersed with melancholy guitar interludes like “No Cross,” “Matre’s Diem,” and “Sacred Isolation” — just like Sabbath used to do in the ’70s. “We started doing that on Deliverance,” Keenan points out. “My theory on that is that if you’re trying to make a record flow, you need to break it up a little. When you need a breather, write an interlude. I like writing those mellow pieces just to space things out and make the next thing come in heavier.”


The album’s iconic title comes from a recent tour stop in England. “We were playing this old church from like the 1500s that had been turned into a performing arts center,” Keenan recalls. “The dressing room had stained glass windows and one of them showed this poor fella being persecuted. Underneath it said, ‘no cross no crown.’ So I just took that idea. We’re not trying to be on a soapbox, but we used it as a catalyst to write songs around.”


Which is to say that No Cross No Crown has a lot less to do with politics or religion than its title implies. “I think everyone needs to get away from that mindset in general,” Keenan offers. “It just seems to be a mess out there nowadays. We need to get back to being humans and taking care of each other and simple things like that. For us, the terminology ‘no cross no crown’ is a theme. It’s mentioned in like three songs throughout the album. We just weaved it through as we went.”


No Cross No Crown stands as irrefutable proof of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY‘s ability to overcome. “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and the prior records I’ve done with them didn’t just go away,” Keenan observes. “It’s an honor to be back out there and have an opportunity to do it again in a real way and not some washed-up reunion thing. Even before we wrote the record, we were out there for a year seeing there was a demand for it and that there was a void that we could fill. That’s been CORROSION OF CONFORMITY‘s deal from day one. We’re not chasing anybody around. We’re not gonna worry about what the new trends are. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is CORROSION OF CONFORMITY.”


No Cross No Crown will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment worldwide on January 12th, 2018 on CD, digital, vinyl, and cassette formats. Various preorder bundles are currently available at THIS LOCATION.


No Cross No Crown Track Listing:

1. Novus Deus

2. The Luddite

3. Cast The First Stone

4. No Cross

5. Wolf Named Crow

6. Little Man

7. Matre’s Diem

8. Forgive Me

9. Nothing Left To Say

10. Sacred Isolation

11. Old Disaster

12. E.L.M.

13. No Cross No Crown

14. A Quest To Believe (A Call To The Void)

15. Son And Daughter


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SCORDATURA Release “Self-Created Abyss” The Title Track From Their Album ‘Self-Created Abyss’ Which Is Available Via Gore House Productions



Glasgow based Scordatura have just released a brand video ‘Self-Created Abyss’ the title track from their latest album. 

Metal Injection states of the punishing title track and video, “There is no fuking around. This is it. The dictionary definition of face-smashing brutality.”

We firmly agree! A great way to conclude a decade of aggression from this now legendary Scottish band! 

Check it out here. 


 ‘Self-Created Abyss” is out now via Gore House Productions as CD/Digital and other merch formats. 

Self-Created Abyss’ is the highly-anticipated sophomore album by the Aggressive Death Metal Unit, SCORDATURA. This Scottish Quartet presents 10 new tracks of modern style brutality with hints of old school vibes – For fans of Cephalic Carnage, Cryptopsy, Misery Index, Etc. Not an album to miss!

Featuring album art by renown illustrator, Pär Olofsson (Abysmal Dawn, Condemned, Immolation), ‘Self-Created Abyss’ was recorded by Rory Doherty at Crushed Ruby Studios and mixed/mastered by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studios (Sinister, Obscenity, Despondency) in Rhauderfehn, Germany. The album also in include guest appearance by Danny Nelson (Malignancy)



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EP Stream Exclusive: Self Titled Debut EP From Dublin Based Progressive Metal Band ‘Sectile’



Sectile, a five-piece progressive metal band from Dublin, Ireland, and today we exclusively stream their eagerly awaited debut release.  The EP will be independently launched on the 10th of November and made available on all online platforms as well as limited-edition physical copies. 

The 4-song EP contains some of the band’s earliest compositions – including their signature live track ‘A Fool’s Reward’, previously released ‘Invisible Threads’ the catchy riff-driven ‘Silver Moon’, and the melodically-driven crescendo of ‘Comes With The Rain’.

The album artwork is an original illustration by the band’s singer Gabriel Gaba, showing a modernised take on the Roman ‘opus sectile’ mosaic piece ‘Tigress attacking a calf (325–350 AD)’ which inspired the band’s name.

Sectile came into the Dublin scene early 2017, playing their second-ever gig in the Irish edition of the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ battle of the bands which awards a set at Bloodstock Festival in the UK. Seemingly from out of nowhere the band made it to the final, receiving abundantly positive reviews in the process. With this first studio release, Sectile plans to build a strong foundation looking ahead to 2018.

Check it out here in full. It’s a truly excellent EP and among the finest releases in Prog metal this year! 



Sectile are a five-piece progressive metal band from Dublin, Ireland. Drawing inspiration from a medley of different musical backgrounds, the classics up to contemporary metal, they are wholly committed to their songwriting craft: from light to dark, the band revels in every part of the spectrum, seamlessly alternating between soaring soundscapes, heavy ear-worms, to hard-hitting riffage.

The band was officially formed in November 2016 but it started a few months prior as an online collaboration between Mark O’Reilly (guitar), Cormac Hennigan (bass) and singer / lyricist Gabriel Gaba, whom they found online. Before long the trio realised that the affinity of their collective musical interest was not to be taken lightly. After recruiting Zachary Newman for drum duties the project gained a life of its own and evolved into an ambitious soon-to-be live band. Second axeman Michael Sheridan joined the group in 2017 after a few line-up changes.

Sectile’s prologue quickly became intertwined with the Irish edition of the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’, as decisions upon the band’s name, the recording and launch of their first demo song ‘A Fool’s Reward’ were motivated by the event’s sign-up deadline. The band played their first gig in the legendary Dublin metal bar, Fibber Magees, on a Thursday night. Ten days later, their second-ever gig in M2TM. From seemingly out of nowhere the band made it to the final, receiving abundantly positive reviews in the process.

Sectile spent a good part of 2017 recording their self-titled 4-song debut EP, to be launched one year after the band’s officially announced their existence. With this first studio release, Sectile plans to build a strong foundation looking ahead to 2018.

Current line-up:
Mark O’Reilly – Guitar
Cormac Hennigan – Bass
Gabriel Gaba – Vocals
Zachary Newman – Drums
Michael Sheridan – Guitar

Facebook Link for more details and pre-order options:



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ATOLL Release ‘Battlestar Gonorrhea’ Video From Gore House Productions-Bound ‘Fallout Frenzy’



As Gore House Productions prepares to release Fallout Frenzy, the second album from Phoenix-based ATOLL, Metal Injection has debuted an official video for the record’s “Battlestar Gonorrhea” alongside an interview with the band through its Dank Slams sessions.


Metal Injection states of the crushing new track and its brutal visual accompaniment, “we present to you the most heinous goddamn slam we’ve heard in years. Straight outta the Sonoran Desert, a short five-hour drive from Area 51, comes Phoenix, Arizona’s ATOLL.”



Also stream the album’s “Eternal Prolapse” at Toilet Ov Hell HERE.


Gore House Productions will release ATOLL‘s Fallout Frenzy on digital and CD formats on November 17th. Multiple merch bundles are available for preorder, including the limited “slime pack” edition of the album. Find preorders RIGHT HERE where you can also see the lyric video for “Bikini Atoll Fallout Frenzy.”


Emerging from a scorched wasteland, Fallout Frenzy delivers ten new tracks of ATOLL‘s signature pure American death metal, loaded with heavy, murky riffs, contagious melodies, and punishing breakdowns. The thirty-minute opus delivers ten murderous anthems full of vile brutality, the album produced by ATOLL and mixed/mastered by vocalist Wade Taylor at Filthy Swine Studios (Fetal Disgorge) in Phoenix, and featuring album art by Australian comic illustrator Steve Lehmann (Dark Oz Comics’ Decay, etc.). Fallout Frenzy guarantees nonstop death metal fallout. Be forewarned; this is ATOLL‘s heaviest album to date.




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