Shrapnel: bits and pieces of metal (news)

Today I have streaming music for you, for a change!

Give Praise Records streams the discography of BLACK MARKET FETUS, and releases more good shit next week

I’m actually playing this as I write.  From Give Praise Records:

Also – We are working on a new Discography Cassette from grind masters BLACK MARKET FETUS – They have done work with Six Weeks, First Blood Family, and more – They have toured all over the place and done a ton of 7″s – this collects the 7″s! We are streaming this sucker for free!

And how! Go get your fill of this grindy goodness over at the Give Praise Records Bandcamp page.

Give Praise Records are also to release two more albums next week.  These are THE AFTERNOON GENTLEMEN’s Pissedography CD, and the SOIL OF IGNORANCE / WADGE split 7″.

DESALMADO: EP Details Confirmed; Full-Length Album Nears Completion

Florida-based Greyhaze Records this week confirms August 16th as the official release date for Brazilian grind outfit DESALMADO‘s Hereditas EP! Bearing six scorching tracks of the band’s rage-fueled, metallic grindcore in only 15 minutes, this potent mini-release will be made available as a 10″ vinyl EP as well as digital download.

Hereditas Track Listing:

1. Condenados Pelo Odio [Condemned By Hatred]
2. Em Sua Honra [In Your Honor]
3. Miseria Escravatura [Misery and Slavery]
4. Chagas Abertas [Open Wounds]
5. Manto De Sangue [Cloak of Blood]
6. Hereditas

Stated DESALMADO guitarist Estevam Romera:

“To see this EP get a proper and official release is really a highlight for us as a band. We recorded it 4 years ago and it is finally getting the attention it deserves. To see it in vinyl makes it all the more special! We’re looking forward to the release.”

Hereditas is a precursor for DESALMADO‘s nearly-completed debut full-length, which is being produced by Jean Dolabella of Sepultura, also set for release via Greyhaze Records later this year. More info on the upcoming release will be announced in the sweltering weeks ahead.

Based in São Paulo, Brazil, the act now known as DESALMADO already made quite a name for themselves throughout South America over recent years under the name El Fuego. After some revamping, the band are at their finest hour to date with the current lineup, actively devastating live audiences throughout Brazil and writing plenty of material. DESALMADO‘s crushing socio-political attack surges with stripped-down death metal strength, resulting in brutal, modern grindcore fans of Napalm Death, Kill The Client and Brujeria will not want to miss.



Debut record out July 26th on Nuclear Blast Records

West Coast melodic death metal outfit, WORLD UNDER BLOOD, has uploaded an album preview video of the band’s forthcoming full-length, Tactical, to YouTube. Tactical, World Under Blood’s debut record, is slated to hit stores in North America tomorrow on Nuclear Blast Records.

And, trust me, it’s a killer release. I’ll be reviewing it here soon.

Here’s the preview for you!


WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM: Album Info, Artwork, North American Tour Unveiled 

With WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM‘s fourth full-length album, Celestial Lineage, now completed and nearing its September 13, 2011 release date via Southern Lord Records, Earsplit PR today unveiled the album’s full song listing and album artwork.

And this is it:

The cover art for Celestial Lineage was created by photographic artist Alison Scarpulla, and the package designed by Aaron Turner (Isis, Twilight, Hydra Head Records). The beautiful, organic layout puts the albumconceptually right in line with the band’s previous Two Hunters and Black Cascade releases, and fittingly completes this triad of releases from the band.

Celestial Lineage Track Listing:

1. Thuja Magus Imperium
2. Permanent Changes in Consciousness
3. Subterranean Initiation
4. Rainbow Illness
5. Woodland Cathedral
6. Astral Blood
7. Prayer of Transformation

In celebration of the new album, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will take to the road throughout North America in several waves to kick off the touring cycle in support of Celestial Lineage. With very D.I.Y. ethics fueling the tour dates, the horde will perform in many wooded locations and smaller, off-beat venues along the way. Some of these specific locations for the shows won’t be announced until just days before some of the shows, where fans are urged to reference WITTR‘s official website for exact show locations and/or directions. More dates are being added and additional tours will follow, but at press time the confirmed routing is posted below.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Confirmed North American Live Actions:
8/28/2011 Olympia, WA [check for location]
8/31/2011 The Medusa – Minneapolis, MN
9/01/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
9/02/2011 Rudyard Kippling – Louisville, KY
9/03/2011 The Mockbee – Cincinnati, OH
9/05/2011 Jamestowne Hall – Saginaw, MI
9/06/2011 Soybomb HQ – Toronto, ON
9/08/2011 Death Church – Montreal, QC
9/10/2011 The Kave – Bucksport, ME
9/11/2011 Providence, RI [check for location]
9/12/2011 The Bell House – Brooklyn, NY
9/14/2011 Washington, DC [check for location]
9/15/2011 Broad Street Ministries – Philadelphia, PA
9/16/2011 TBA – Bethlehem, PA
9/17/2011 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/18/2011 Legitimate Business – Greensboro NC
9/20/2011 JD’s – Sheffield, AL
9/21/2011 The Little Hamilton – Nashville, TN
9/22/2011 Magnetic Theater – Atlanta, GA
9/23/2011 The Chop Shop – St Petersburg, FL
9/24/2011 The Farside Collective – Tallahassee, FL
9/25/2011 New Orleans, LA [check for location]
9/27/2011 Austin, TX [check for location]



“This is Where it Ends” out July 26th on Nuclear Blast Records

OAKLAND, CA – West Coast extreme metal act, ALL SHALL PERISH, has uploaded some behind-the-scenes footage from the band’s recent music video shoot for the track, “There Is Nothing Left,” to YouTube. Here it is! :

The video for “There Is Nothing Left” was directed by David Brodsky at MyGoodEye, and will debut tomorrow on the band’s YouTube channel. “There Is Nothing Left” comes from All Shall Perish’s impending fourth studio album, This is Where it Ends, which will hit stores tomorrow in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.


KVELERTAK to release strictly limited deluxe edition of their debut

After what can only be described as an amazing year, Kvelertak will release a strictly limited deluxe-edition of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album.

The deluxe-edition will be released 23.09.2011 in Europe and 27.09.2011 rest of the world. The album will be presented in a CD+DVD 8 page Digipack with the original album + six extra tracks (“BBC Sessions 2010” 4 track live recordings from Radio 1 Rock Show  + two previously unreleased demos), DVD includes 8 Videos (Music videos Mjød + Behind the Scenes, BlodtørstOrdsmedar av Rang),

Live clips (Samfundet, Trondheim, October 15th/2010, Nekroskop, Offernatt + Liktorn) & studio documentation (approx. 30 Min.), extended artwork, a brand new booklet and poster. The new artwork is, as before, made by John Baizley ( Baroness, Kylesa…).

Bjarte of Kvelertak comments:

“We are pretty stoked about doing a Deluxe edition of the album, we never in a million years thought we would be that kind of band! I hate when bands try to rip off their fans with new versions of the album, so we made sure it actually has some pretty cool content on there, like never before seen live footage and a brand new music video for Blodtørst. We also finally get to show you the BBC sessions, that was recorded live and mixed then and there, stripping us down to the bare bone, without all the studio trickery. Also stoked about working with John again for this, and that we get the chance to finalize the artwork the way it was originally intended.”

 SPECS of the deluxe release:

  • Releasedate: 23.09.2011 in Europe and 27.09.2011 rest of the world.
  • 8 page Digipack with extended artwork, a brand new booklet and poster.
  • NEW ARTWORK by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa…)
  • CD includes album +  “BBC Sessions 2010” 4 track live recordings from Radio 1 Rock Show  + two previously unreleased demo`s. 6 extra tracks in total.
  • Bonus DVD includes 8 Videos (Music videos Mjød + Behind the Scenes, BlodtørstOrdsmedar av Rang), Live clips (Samfundet, Trondheim, October 15th/2010, Nekroskop, Offernatt + Liktorn) & studio documentation.
    • Produced and mixed by Kurt Ballou  (Converge) and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Converge…).
    • Guest vocals by Hoest (Taake), Andreas Tylden (JR Ewing and Altaar), Ivar Nikolaisen (Silver), and Ryan McKenney (Trap Them)

Catch KVELERTAK live

Kvelertak will embark on a headliner tour in Europe starting in November with supporting acts Toxic Holocaust, Trap Them & Wolves Like Us.

18.11.11 Germany Hamburg @ Logo
19.11.11 Germany Köln @ Underground
20.11.11 Holland Nijmegen @ Doornroosje
21.11.11 UK Oxford @ O2 Academy2
22.11.11 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy3
23.11.11 North Ireland @ The Speakeasy at Queens
24.11.11 UK Glasgow @ O2 ABC
25.11.11 UK Manchester @ Roadhouse
26.11.11 UK London @ Underworld
27.11.11 Belgium Hasselt @ Muziekodroom
28.11.11 France Nantes @ Le Ferraileur
29.11.11 France Paris @ Nouveau Casino
30.11.11 Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage
01.12.11 Switzerland Zürich @ Abart
02.12.11 Italy Roncade @ New Age Club
03.12.11 Austria Wien @ Szene
04.12.11 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
05.12.11 Czech Rep Prague @ Exit Chmelnice
06.12.11 Germany Berlin @ Festsaal Xberg
07.12.11 Germany Aschaffenburg @ Colos Saal
08.12.11 Germany München @ Backstage
09.12.11 Germany Nürnberg @ Hirsch
10.12.11 Germany Münster @ Sputnikhalle


DARK FOREST Dawn of Infinity artwork and song preview

DARK FOREST have completed the recordings for their Cruz Del Sur’s debut album Dawn Of Infinity. The band has also revealed the cover artwork (above). The album will be officially released in October 2011, satisfying all the fans of true, fist-in-the-air, NWOBHM inspired heavy metal.

A song preview of the track “Lightyears On” is available on streaming on Cruz Del Sur’s Facebook page, click here to listen and judge by yourself if DARK FOREST are the band you were waiting for, and craving, while thumbing trough those Angel Witch and Isen Thorr original Lps in your record collection… Cruz Del Sur is sure they will be able to win a spot in your hardened metal heart.


SLOUGH FEG Euro Tour 2011 shirts available from Cruz Del Sur

The exclusive SLOUGH FEG European Tour 2011 T-shirt is available on the Cruz Del Sur online store, besides of course being sold directly by the band at the shows. If you know you won’t make it, do not waste the chance to own a rare, extremely limited run t-shirt in anthracite color heavyweight cotton shirt with the black priest printing on front, and the dates on the back.

Also back by popular demand is the classic “Atavism” caveman artwork shirt, one of the favourite and best selling SLOUGH FEG shirts so far. CRUZ DEL SUR has repressed a limited run of those exclusively for the upcoming European tour.



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