LA’S Psych Doom Metal Trio MOAB Pay Tribute To Fallen Member On New Album ‘TROUGH’




LA psych doom trio MOAB will release their long awaited 3rd full-length album, Trough, on October 19th with Falling Dome Records. Today, the band has revealed the record’s first new song, “Skeptics Lament”. 


“Opening the album, this song sets the stage lyrically and sonically for the entire record. We wanted to make to it big, melodic and twisty. I think we achieved that.” – Andrew Giacumakis


Moab’s debut single from upcoming album Trough, Skeptics Lament, culminates the band’s progression into rarified crafters of sonic heft. Twisting melodies surrounded by haunting atmospheres, searing vocals and instrumental interplay, all entrenched in the weighty concrete foundation of riff and hook. Get hooked.


Equal parts dirge and grace, Moab earned critical praise with their first two albums Ab Ovo (Kemado) and Billow (ScionAV), establishing themselves as underground darlings of LA’s heavy music scene. A unique ability to blend atmosphere and melody into an incessant dark riff and drum attack, Moab creates a sonic massage and listenability that few other metal bands wield. 


2018 finds the Los Angeles based trio set to release their 3rd full length album Trough, a record steeped in loss with the passing of drummer Erik Herzog mid-way through its production. A gifted drummer and founding member of the band, his untimely passing had the band considering retirement. But with encouragement from family and friends to finish the album and let Erik’s final work be heard, the band refocused and committed to the album’s completion. Remaining band members Andrew Giacumakis and Joe Fuentes, joined by Brad Davis (Fu Manchu) filling the void on drums, are set to play select shows in support of the album’s release.


“Trough is a significant album for us in several ways. We lost our brother and friend (drummer Erik Herzog) during it’s making. That was a tough blow. We considered calling it quits but ultimately decided it would be better to finish the album and let Erik’s final work be heard. The album also is very much a collaborative effort with all members of Moab past and present playing on different songs. We thought it a fitting way to say goodbye to our friend. We think it’s good and hopefully others will too.” – Andrew Giacumakis


1. Skeptics Lament 4:09
2. Into The Sea Swine 3:38
3. All Automatons 3:40
4. Moss Grows Where No One Goes 4:53
5. The Onus 3:37
6. Medieval Moan 2:38
7. Fifty Thousand Tons 3:19
8. The Will Is Weak 4:21
9. Turnin’ Slow 4:48
10. Fend For Dawn 4:07




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Lifeblood ‘Expand’ Their Reach – Release New Single/Video & Announce EP



Lifeblood are a chaotic hardcore band from Brisbane, Australia. Today they are set to “expand” their horizons and their reach into the world with the announcement of their brand new single “Expand” and their new EP, “The Air in My Lungs”. The new EP will see its release in to the world on Friday October 12th, 2018, with Expand being the first taste of it, available this Friday August 24 on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all good streaming outlets.

The single was spun on triple j’s Short Fast Loud Wednesday night and then added to high rotation to 24/7 metal/heavy station, The Faction and the video premiered online at killyourstereo.

Formed in 2015 through a shared love for bands such as The Chariot, Norma Jean and Every Time I Die, the band quickly recorded and released their demo ‘Send Me Far Away’ and began subjecting audiences across the east coast of Australia to their particular brand of abrasive music. They have shared the stage withbands such as She Cries Wolf, Deadlights, Apate, Underminer, Wraith, The Gloom In The Corner andVitals. 

Vocalist for the outfit, Dylan Clark, spoke of the band’s excitement. “This has been a while coming – we have been playing a bunch of shows lately and holding on to this record to wait for a good time to kick this off – we are hyped to get this into people’s ears – it’s the stuff we are most proud of so far in our career.”


Lifeblood will release this, their debut EP, “The Air In My Lungs” on October 12. The EP was recorded and mixed by Troy Brady (ex-The Amity Affliction) and mastered by Scott Simpson (Alpha Wolf). Sonically, “The Air In My Lungs” brings abrasive and dissonant tones, while simultaneously exploring the world of atmospheric and ambient textures. This foundation leads the way for lyrical content of a depressing nature, battling inner turmoil and trying to remain calm under tremendous adversity.


The first track “Expand” deals with themes of feeling inadequate as a human and failing to complete the most basic of tasks, with that feeling of inadequacy constantly building up and never being released. The music video, shot by Nick Hargans, depicts how easily we can be our own worst enemy – and that we should cut ourselves some slack – our lives and our problems really are not that bad.

Pre-Orders for Lifeblood’s new EP “The Air in My Lungs” go live this Friday August 24, and first single Expand also goes live for streaming and purchase. 



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Artist: Lifebood
Single Title: Expand
Single Release Date: Friday 24/8/18
EP Title: The Air in My Lungs
EP Release Date: Friday 12/10/18

Genre: Hardcore

Hometown: Brisbane, QLD, Australia


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After 41 Years, Rush Say It’s Over

After 41 Years, Rush Say It’s Over



For over 40 years now, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Rush have been at the forefront of all things rock & roll related. Many even claim that Rush are the founders of Prog-Rock (progressive-rock). It’s certainly not an argument without merit, either. Rush’s songs are complex, intelligent, fascinating, and above all else, iconic for all of those reasons. Rush are one of the best, pure and simple. However, it’s been a while since we’ve heard the band, but the reason why has just been revealed…

In a recent interview with The Globe and Mail, guitarist Alex Lifeson recently gave some insight as to why the band has been quiet, as of late. Here is what he said…

“It’s been a little over two years since Rush last toured. We have no plans to tour or record any more. We’re basically done. After 41 years, we felt it was enough.”

If you’re like me, then you’ll definitely be saddened to hear this news. It seemed as if Rush could continue on forever. However, we should respect their decision to retire. After all, they have spent decades doing nothing but giving us timeless music and performances, and for that, we say thank you, Rush!




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SUICIDE FOREST Announces Debut Self-Titled LP and Premieres Track ‘Kingdom of Solitude’



Seeking to promote self-destruction and nihilism, Arizona-based black metal extremist SUICIDE FOREST has premiered its first single, “Kingdom of Solitude,” from the band’s debut self-titled LP. 

With driving rhythms and ethereal keyboard accents, NoCleanSinging says the scathing track is “propelled by a surging physicality that brings the pain within it to life, and while this song is compulsively vibrant, it’s also mystical and haunting.” 

Suicide Forest was engineered by Frank Blair, mixed and produced by A. Kruger, and mastered by the illustrious Collin Jordan (Nachtmystium, Cough, Eyehategod), with additional production handled by Chris Wisco (Broken Hope, Origin, Novembers Doom). Cover art was drawn by Lariyah Haze of Haze Designs. 

SUICIDE FOREST is the brainchild of 23-year-old multi-instrumentalist Austin Kruger, who self-released a trio of demos between July 2016 and July 2017: EmptinessIndifference, and Apathy. Taking its name from Aokigahara, a 35-square kilometer forest in Japan known for being one of the most popular places in the world to commit suicide, SUICIDE FOREST‘s music reflects the dour nature of the forest. Follow its trail deep into the woods, and join with the dead already residing there… 

Suicide Forest will be released Oct. 2 via Ascension Monuments Media. Pre-order announcement to come in the next week.




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Cattle Decapitation Announce New Members and US Tour Dates



CATTLE DECAPITATION will play two special shows in Southern California next week supporting Napalm Death, at San Diego’s Brick By Brick and Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom respectively. The performances serve as a precursor to the band’s month-long North American tour this fall supporting Suffocation. The journey runs from October 21st through November 17th. Additional support will be provided by Krisiun and Soreption. See all confirmed dates below.


Currently working on the follow-up to 2015’s The Anthropocene ExtinctionCATTLE DECAPITATIONhas officially welcomed guitarist Belisario Dimuzio (Eukaryst) and bassist Olivier Pinard (Cryptopsy) to their ranks. Comments the band, “We’re pleased to announce the new lineup that will appear on our next album due out in fall 2019! Many of you who have come to our shows in the past couple of years have seen that we have had a second guitarist on stage with us for the first time in the band’s existence. We proudly welcome Belisario Dimuzio from San Diego’s Eukaryst as a full-time member, and he will appear on the next album. We are also happy to announce Olivier Pinard (Cryptopsy) as our new bassist, who will be appearing on our next album as well. Oli has filled in on shows with us in the past. The chemistry we have with both him and Bel is undeniable, and we’re excited to have them with us. Be sure to keep an eye out for Cryptopsy’s next release entitled The Book Of Suffering: Tome 2. Also, be on the lookout for a huge announcement coming in September regarding a super cool CATTLE DECAPITATION release that has been in the works for a decade now. It’s an exciting time for the DECAP! Stay tuned.”     


CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Napalm Death, Thrown Into Exile:

8/27/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Beekeeper * SOLD OUT

8/28/2018 Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA w/ Crematorium

w/ Suffocation, Krisiun, Soreption:

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

11/07/2018 Club Red – Mesa, AZ

11/09/2018 Paper Tiger’s – 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




While Cattle Decapitation write the followup release to 2015’s “The Anthropocene Extinction”, the band did a Spring/Summer 2018 T-Shirt collaboration withGruesome Graphx! Each shirt design is based on one song from all 8 Cattle Decapitation album that we’ve never done designs for in the past! They’re all available for purchase NOW from the band’s USAIndieMerchstore in all their disgustingly thought-provoking glory!


2012’s Monolith of Inhumanity closes out the Gruesome Graphix 4 month long collab with “Your Disposal”. Humanity flushed down the toilet. “A lifetime of stains, wasting away slowly down the drain…”

From the most vengeful record in their discography, 2006’s Karma.Bloody.Karma, the track “Total Gore” gets the T-Shirt treatment as part of the final installment in the Cattle Decapitation collaboration with Gruesome Graphix. Steve, Bessy and Johnny all munching away on some random dude. Nice.

Here we see our beloved mascot cackling into the night while wading in the remains of all of the humans who have been processed on the harvest floor of one of our many rendering facilities. Fun fact: this image’s idea was actually the original idea for the album cover art for Humanure but was eventually rejected and replaced with the now iconic image of the cow expelling human waste!

The plasma of fast food has to go somewhere… In the recesses of the parking lots at most fast food chains lies the grease disposal unit. A calamitous canister of carcinogenic crude. It lies festering, awaiting its daily meal of used oil now seeping from every pore. For this particular lard lover seen here its bath time! Nasty!!!

Originally penned in 2001 and done so in the usual “table-turning” fashion of The Decap, “Testicular Manslaughter” was a response to the rampant misogyny prevalent in brutal death metal at the time. What resulted was the brutality that came in the form of this song that has been a frequent staple in Cattle’s set ever since.

Here we see our mad cow turning the tables on a doctor who previously tested on animals in the name of human vanity; cosmetics. We ordered up a special tincture of dehydrodesoxymorphine aka “Krokodil” and have carelessly administered it to various parts of his body, ultimately destroying tissues and exposing bone in a disturbing display of vengeful art.

CHUMMIFIED: Sharks. One of Earth’s most misunderstood predators gets a little tasty treat in the form of a frozen bucket of body parts that the lyrics refer to as a “human gore-sicle”. Just when you thought it was safe to put on a T-shirt!

Not just a funny name for the sake of irony, “Cattle Decapitation” is also a metaphor for the destruction of the human race as seen here on the Decapitation of Cattle design. A bleak, dark print with an image that presents a table-turning approach to what many animals experience in factory farms.


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SCORCHED: ‘Mortuary Of Nightmares’ From Delaware Death Crew Out Now ‘Ecliptic Butchery’ Preorders Available At 20 Buck Spin



“Mortuary Of Nightmares” is the fresh heap of carnage to drop from Delaware death metal crewSCORCHED and their impending Ecliptic Butchery LP, nearing release in September through 20 Buck Spin. The track is now streaming as the label issues preorders for the album.


Produced, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Tomb Mold, Pissgrave, Prurient), the impossibly heavy recording, seething, and slicing, exemplifies the ideal SCORCHED operating theater for the band’s uniquely gut-wrenching death metal. Completed with cover art by Misanthropic Illustrations,Ecliptic Butchery is simply one of the most malicious onslaughts of 2018. Fans of Vastum, Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Extremity, Witch Vomit, Necrot, Exhumed, and Homewrecker need to get SCORCHED.


With “Mortuary Of Nightmares,” Ecliptic Butchery‘s grotesque sixth cut, SCORCHED offers, “This song is a combination of some of the more weird riffs and ideas that we’ve played with along with some of the heaviest parts in our opinion. Really blends well to create one of our most unique and favorite tracks from this album.”


Stream SCORCHED’s “Mortuary Of Nightmares”


“Exhibits Of Torture” is also streaming. 


Ecliptic Butchery will see 20 Buck Spin release on LP, CD, and digital on September 28th; the CD version containing a bonus disc which includes the entire Excavated For Evisceration release. Find digital preorders at Bandcamp HERE and preorders for all physical versions and merch at the label shop HERE.


Following tour dates earlier this year with Demilich and Blood Incantation, SCORCHED has just returned from the crushing Poison Fumes Over North America MMXVIII across the East Coast. The tour saw them supporting Portuguese black/death sect and labelmates, The Ominous Circle, and included a set at the massive Migration Festival in Pittsburgh.


Watch for additional live announcements, audio samples, and more from SCORCHED in the weeks ahead.


SCORCHED returns with their second full-length experiment in barbarity, their first new full-length since 2016’s Echoes Of Dismemberment. Earlier in 2018, 20 Buck Spin collected the body of the band’s non-LP material onto the Excavated For Evisceration platter, reintroducing the band under the label’s banner. And yet, Excavated… served as mere appetizer to the main course of Ecliptic Butchery, a sadistic tale of deep space terror and desolate inhumanity smeared in blood red brutality. The eerie bizarre intro of “Blood Splatter Eclipse” sets the unearthly mood of a place far beyond. The band fades in with a savagely slow churn indicating a crossover to a domain where piercing shrieks of pain are to be indifferently lost in the lifeless expanse of the void. The hopeless punishment continues as “Exhibits Of Torture” are everywhere and the “Mortuary Of Nightmares” leads only deeper into the horror until finally a formless mass of “Dissected Humanity” is all that remains.


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