Downfall Of Gaia and Hamferð to tour Europe in February of 2018!

German Downfall Of Gaia will head out to Europe in February for another run in support of their latest album ”Atrophy”! Direct support will be Metal Blade’s latest signing Hamferð from the Faroe Islands who will release their Metal Blade Records debut ”Támsins likam” January 12th!

Statement of the band about the tour:

Today we are glad to announce our upcoming European Tour for February and we are very happy to tell you that we will have Hamferð from the Faroe Islands as special guest with us! Their diverse and spheric sound of death doom will be the perfect addition to this tour and will deliver some epic nights filled with walls of sounds! Besides that we are able to visit a few cities we haven’t played before which makes this run even more interesting! Hope to see you in February – We are really looking forward to this one!

Statement of the Hamferð about the tour:

The best thing about releasing new music might just be that it gives us the opportunity to go back out on tour and perform our new material to lots of different people in lots of different places. We have worked on “Támsins likam” for the better part of four years, so we are naturally excited to finally be able to share the songs with our audiences in a live setting. And we are very happy to be able to do it together with our label-mates from Downfall Of Gaia, whose atmospheric post-metal is a very good fit to our music!

Downfall Of Gaia European Tour with Hamferð:
02/02/18 DE – Stuttgart – Club Zentral
03/02/18 DE – Marburg – KFZ
04/02/18 DE – Berlin – Cassiopeia
05/02/18 DE – Hamburg – Hafenklang
06/02/18 DE – Dresden – Eventwerk
07/02/18 PL – Krakau – Club Zaczek
08/02/18 AT – Wien – Viper Room
09/02/18 HU – Budapest – Kvlt
10/02/18 SI – Ljubljana – Orto Bar
11/02/18 IT – Rimini – Wave Club
12/02/18 DE – München – Backstage
16/02/18 DE – Neunkirchen – Stummsche Reithalle
18/02/18 DE – Münster – Café Sputnik

More dates will be added soon!


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Dying Gorgeous Lies to join Destruction in Saint Petersburg and Moscow!

Alpha Omega Management has a huge pleasure to announce that  Dying Gorgeous Lies are confirmed as Main Support for the German Thrash titans Destruction on their shows in Saint Petersburg and Moscow, see the details below.

February 15 – Opera Concert Club – Saint Petersburg
February 16 – Moscow Hall – Moscow

German Female fronted thrash metal act Dying Gorgeous Lies powerful stage presence creates a toxic essence generating an ominous seething in front of every stage that puts all metalheads under its spell.

Check out the music video for ”First World Breakdown” here, enjoy it:

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Rotting Christ kicks off a tour in Russia!

Rotting Christ kicks off their 6-date Russian tour at the MOD in St. Petersburg tomorrow since 21st of November.

The iconic Greeks have furthermore already announced a string of more dates in Europe and beyond for the rest of this year and a massive European headlining tour with Carach Angren in January and February 2018.

Mastermind Sakis stated this about their last album ”Rituals” and about the tour:

“Friends, we are proud to be able to present our latest album ‘Rituals’ once more to you. Your support and enthusiasm is what keeps us going. We are extremely excited and looking forward to see you again on the road!”

Rotting Christ Russia 2017:
21 Nov 17 St. Petersburg (RU) MOD
22 Nov 17 Moscow (RU) Moskva
23 Nov 17 Kaluga (RU) Garage Club
24 Nov 17 Voronezh (RU) Parnas Club
25 Nov 17 Rostov (RU) Rave Club
26 Nov 17 Krasnodar (RU) Arena Hall

 Rotting Christ shows 2017:
30 Nov 17 Cluj Napoca (RO) Flying Circus
01 Dec 17 Cluj Napoca (RO) Flying Circus (sold out)
02 Dec 17 Minsk (BY) Brugge
10 Dec 17 Istanbul (TR) If Performance Hall


 Rotting Christ co-headling tour Carach Angren 2018:
+Svart Crown:
26 Jan 18 Essen (DE) Turock
27 Jan 18 Utrecht (NL) De Helling
28 Jan 18 Hamburg (DE) Kultur Palast
29 Jan 18 København (DK) Pumpehuset
30 Jan 18 Berlin (DE) Musik & Frieden
31 Jan 18 Katowice (PL) Mega Club
01 Feb 18 Praha (CZ) Futurum
02 Feb 18 Glauchau (DE) Alte Spinnerei
03 Feb 18 Mannheim (DE) MS Connection Complex
04 Feb 18 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
05 Feb 18 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
06 Feb 18 Lyon (FR) CCO
07 Feb 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 3
08 Feb 18 Gijon (ES) Acapulco
09 Feb 18 Lisbon (PT) RCA Club
10 Feb 18 Porto (PT) Hard Club
11 Feb 18 Madrid (ES) Caracol
12 Feb 18 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod
13 Feb 18 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
14 Feb 18 München (DE) Backstage
15 Feb 18 Wien (AT) Szene
16 Feb 18 Wil (CH) Gare de Lion
17 Feb 18 Veghel (NL) Veghel Black Fest
18 Feb 18 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob

 Rotting Christ festival 2018:
11 May 18 Kopervik (NO) Karmøygeddon Festival 2018

Artwork and track list of ”Rituals” can be viewed below.

ROTTING CHRIST "Rituals" album cover

Track list:
1. In Nomine Dei Nostri
2. זה נגמר (Ze Nigmar)
3. Ἐλθὲ Κύριε (Elthe Kyrie)
4. Les Litanies De Satan
(Les Fleurs Du Mal)
5. Ἄπαγε Σατανά (Apage Satana)
6. Του Θάνατου (Tou Thanatou)
7. For A Voice Like Thunder
8. Konx Om Pax
9. देवदेवं (Devadevam)
10. The Four Horsemen
11. Lok’tar Ogar (bonus track vinyl)

Rotting Christ  have stood the test of time. ”Rituals” is an album that has obviously been written by veterans. The Greek legends inject a 27 years career, 12 albums, and more than 1.200 shows into their songwriting.

With confidence and skills derived from experience, each song represents its own sonic universe. Guitarist and vocalist Sakis Tolis in collaboration with his brother Themis on drums achieve a perfect balance of amalgamating their classic and unique style of riffing and rhythm with exciting new elements sprinkled in to keep their material exciting and fresh. Carefully chosen guests are being added for better effect, not name dropping such as the spoken words of Nick Holmes(Paradise Lost) on “A Voice Like Thunder” or Samael’s  Vorph mesmerizingly quoting from Charles Baudelaire’s “Les Fleurs Du Mal” throughout the song “Les Litanies De Satan“. Goosebumps moments such as these are liberally sprinkled throughout the record, which manages the feat to sound rock solid and made out of one heavy piece as well as diverse and far ranging at the same time.

The experienced is enhanced by Jens Bogren’s equally clear and transparent yet also massive as well as sombre mix and mastering at his widely renowned Fascination Street Studios (Amorphis, Borknagar, Moonspell, Devin Towsend, and many more).

A mature album such as ”Rituals” comes with a history. Rotting Christ were founded as early as 1987 by Sakis Tolis and his brother Themis. They started out playing death/grind, but had already turned to darker paths by the time their debut full-length ”Thy Mighty Contract”(1993) was unleashed.

On the following seven albums covering a ten year period from ”Non Serviam” (1994) to ”Sanctus Diavolos”(2004),  Rotting Christ steadily refined their style by experimenting with elements from death, heavy and gothic metal without betraying their black roots. At the same time the band went from underground heroes to headliner status. Yet with the highly acclaimed ”Theogonia” (2007) the Greek stalwarts added an unmistakable native element to their sound, which gave their ninth full-length a very distinctive and individual twist. With this album,  Rotting Christ had fully defined their style, to be explored with later releases.

Such a masterpiece can hardly be surpassed, but  Rotting Christ held their ground with ”’AEALO’ (2010). Their country’s rich ancient heritage was translated into the universal language of metal with added female choirs, ancient reed pipes as well as folkloristic melodies and rhythms. Their latest masterpiece ”Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy” (2013) took this musical and lyrical concept another step further, confirming Rotting Christ’s individual sound incorporating subtle female vocals, piano, bagpipes, horns, and other means. All of these elements are expertly combined and enhanced by excellent songwriting.

Now ”Rituals’‘ marks another step in the evolution of the Greek masters. Buckle up for a fascinating musical ride through ancient cults and mythologies evoking strong feelings and firing up imagination. Metal at its best!

Sakis: vocals, guitars
Themis: drums
Van Ace: bass
George: guitars
Available formats:

Digibox CD with extras
Double Gatefold Vinyl LP in various colours


Sakis: vocals, guitars
Themis: drums
Van Ace: bass
George: guitars

Guest musicians (in order of appearance):

Magus (Necromantia) – In Nomine Dei Nostri
Danai Katsameni (National Hellenic Theater) – Ἐλθὲ Κύριε (Elthe Kyrie)
Vorph (Samael) – Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal)
Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost) – For A Voice Like Thunder
Kathir (Rudra) – देवदेवं (Devadevam)


Booking Europe: 



Rotting Christ are touring in support of their latest album, ”Rituals”. Check out the free streaming of the album, here: 

Accu§er announces new album ”The Mastery” and releases video for first single ”Mission: Missile”!

German Thrash legends Accu§er will release their new album ”The Mastery” on January 26th via Metal Blade Records!

Statement of the band about the new album:

2017 has been quite busy for us, as we wanted to come back with a bang and to present you a more than decent follow up to ‘The Forlorn Divide’. For us, ‘The Mastery’ is the essence of what Accu§er is all about. It definitely feels like the angry newborn child of ‘Who Dominates Who’ and ‘Repent’. We just hope all you thrashers out there are going to enjoy this record as much as we do!

As of today, you can watch the video for the first single ”Mission: Missle” at – at the same location you can pre-order the album in the following formats:
–jewel case-CD
–180g black vinyl
–aubergine marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–black purple splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–pastel pink/violet marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 160 copies)

”The Mastery” track listing:
01. Mission: Missile
02. The Real World
03. Solace in Sorrow
04. Time for Silence
05. My Skin
06. Catacombs
07. Mourning
08. Ruthless
09. Into the Black
10. The Mastery

Accu§er has been in a constant songwriting mode all over the past year. Combined with the energy and spontaneity from several live shows the songs came together very quickly. Together with longtime producer Martin Buchwalter they put together the record in the summer of 2017 at well-known Gernhart Studio (DestructionTankard and many more). For the bandThe Mastery”, is some kind of missing link between the technical virtuosity of an album likeWho Dominates Who” and the more basic, heavy approach of Repent. Best of both worlds so to say and not only for the band the best album since their comeback in 2008. The Mastery contains all of the elements that define the Accu§er sound: heavy, chunky thrash riffs, aggressive vocals with a touch of melody – in addition to the high-class guitar solos by youngster Dennis Rybakowski. When it comes to the lyrical side of their songs, Accu§er still raises their voices to denounce social grievances.

Accu§er line-up:
Frank Thoms – vocals/guitars
Dennis Rybakowski – guitars
Frank Kimpel – bass
Olli Fechner – drums



Check out the lyric video for ”Mission Missile” here. enjoy it:

Arkona released teaser for the upcoming album ”Khram”!

Russia’s leading and finest pagan metal band Arkona, who are set to release their brand new album ”Khram” on January 19th, 2018 with Napalm Records, have just unveiled a first teaser and exclusive album preview! Get your ears on this first sneak peak, featuring all tracks from Arkona‘s upcoming album right HERE!

Khram, the Russian word for temple, is shrouded in natural mysticism slumbering behind nocturnal treetops, yet open to everyone. The sincerity and depth that binds all five band members together resonate in the sumptuously dark cover artwork and frontlady Masha`s lyrics, that are written in her own blood (which is also part of the artwork)! Arkona may have used sound samples in their early days, but nowadays cellos, brass parts, wind instruments and throat singing are recorded live meticulously and flow naturally into the band’s harsh metal tunes:
King-sized songs effortlessly shift from blackened pagan metal masterpieces to epic tracks with crystal-clear melodies and piano infusions. So better mark your calendars for January 19th, 2018, as Arkonas ”Khram” is an exuberant and demanding affair that defies genre boundaries with untamable spirit!

Coming as CD Digi Pack, Digital Download and LP Gatefold editions,”Khram is now available to pre-order HERE!

1. Mantra (Intro)
2. Shtorm
3. Tseluya zhizn’
4. Rebionok bez imeni
5. Khram
6. V pogonie za beloj ten’yu
7. V ladonyah bogov
8. Volchitsa
9. Mantra (Outro)
In support of their upcoming album, Arkona will be heavily touring in early 2018, including an extensive European tour with Korpiklaani, Heidevolk, Trollfest & many more!

Make sure to catch Arkona live and on the following dates:

01.02.2018 – SI – Winter Days of Metal Festival
02.02.2018 – HR – Zagreb / 
03.02.2018 – RS – Novi Sad / SKC Fabrika
04.02.2018 – RO – Cluj Napoca / From Space
08.02.2018 – GR – Athens / Kytarro Live
09.02.2018 – GR – Thesalonniki / Eightball
10.02.2018 – BG – Sofia / Mixtape 5
11.02.2018 – RO – Bucharest / Fabrica
24.03.2018 – RU – Moscow / RED
30.03.2018 – RU – St.Petersburg / Aurora
28.04.2018 – SE – Stockholm Slaughter
with Korpiklaani, Heidevolk, Trollfest:
15.02.2018 – BE – Antwerpen / Trix
16.02.2018 – DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
17.02.2018 – DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 2
18.02.2018 – NL – Amsterdam / Melkweg
20.02.2018 – FR – Paris / Elysée Montmartre
21.02.2018 – FR – Nantes / Stereolux
22.02.2018 – FR – Toulouse / Le Bikini
23.02.2018 – ES – Madrid / Sala BUT
24.02.2018 – ES – Barcelona / Salamandra 1
25.02.2018 – FR – Lyon / Transbordeur
27.02.2018 – DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
28.02.2018 – DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater
01.03.2018 – CZ – Prague / Meet Factory
02.03.2018 – DE – München / Backstage
03.03.2018 – DE – Stuttgart / LKA
04.03.2018 – CH – Pratteln / Z7
05.03.2018 – IT – Milano / Magazzini Generali
07.03.2018 – AT – Graz / Orpheum
08.03.2018 – AT – Vienna / SIMM City
09.03.2018 – DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
10.03.2018 – DE – Geiselwind / Musichall
11.03.2018 – DE – Hannover / Capitol

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Check out the teaser for the upcoming new album ”Khram”here, enjoy it:

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals reveal first track called ”Choosing Mental Illness” and details of new album ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue”!

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals are announcing the release of their sophomore full-length, ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue”  through the singer’s label Housecore in the Americas and in license via Season of Mist in other parts of the world on January 26th, 2018.

The band is now releasing the title-track “Choosing Mental Illness” outside of the Americas at the link below.

Philip H. Anselmo stated this about the new album:

“Our new album, ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” is going to get hated. It’s going to get loved. Like every record, I’ve ever done, I put zero expectations upon my peers, critics, or the general fucking public. If you take one thing away from it, let it be this: Do not bog yourself down to one brand, character, or whatever. Have the guts to spread your wings and fucking flourish. I can promise you this is a beginning. As my music trickles out over the next two years, it’s going to be quite the roller coaster ride. This new Illegals is just the tip of the whole fucking avalanche.”

The line-up of the The Illegals  has changed on several positions since album one. This is what Phil has to say about his new crew: “Their creative input is fucking fantastic. This is something that was very different from the first record where I was very staunch. I wanted it to be ugly. I was very firm that I was writing every fucking note. The thought was, ‘This is my contribution to ugly music right this second in a heavy metal vein.’ That was great at the time. ‘Walk Through Exits Only’ made its own little statement that I am a free agent and I belong to no single band. This time, I worked closely with everyone. We tried different ideas together. It made the spirit of this thing come alive even more because of the enthusiasm these guys bring. It enhanced the integrity of the project.”

On further news,  Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals are also releasing artwork and album details of ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue”, which can be viewed below.


1. Little Fucking Heroes
2. Utopian
3. Choosing Mental Illness
4. The Ignorant Point
5. Individual
6. Delinquent
7. Photographic Taunts
8. Finger Me
9. Invalid Colubrine Frauds
10. Mixed Lunatic Results

Philip H. Anselmo is an iconic artist, maybe a little bruised, scarred, singed, and somewhat battered by time, himself, and others. But the Texan remains proudly standing, unbent, and still angry. Loved and hated, attacked and praised, Phil is not ready to go down into the archives of musical history without a fight.

His new cooperation with the band that Phil himself created, The Illegals, is as brutal, kicking, lashing, and fury-filled as one could expect from this artist and  Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals‘ debut ”Walk Through Exits Only” (2013). Their sophomore album, ‘Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’ is a much the metaphorical fist in the face and display of force as his adherents could wish for.

”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” is not a simple repeat of the past – as tempting as that might sound, considering that no other artist left a deeper mark on metal in the 90’s than Pantera. Raging, roaring, and bulldozing their way through the metal scene, the Texans have left a lasting legacy. At their front stood anger and hostility personified ,Philip H. Anselmo. What followed for example with Down and Superjoint Ritual has further cemented the singer’s reputation as a living legend. As an artist in his own right, Phil finally emancipated onto a solo-path with ”Walk Through Exits Only”, which enabled him to do exactly as he pleased – with no need to compromise on anything.

Now, ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue”  follows along the path that  Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals debut has carved, but takes the mega-heavy, angry monster born out of mating the visceral aggression and power of Pantera with the devastating thrash and Southern sludge that Phil and the New Orleans scene pioneered.

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals are back and about to mercilessly install ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” as a new benchmark for extreme heaviness.

Philip H. Anselmo: vocals
Mike DeLeon: lead guitars
Jose “Blue” Gonzales: drums
Stephen “Schteve” Taylor: guitars
Walter Howard: bass



Check out the new song ”Choosing Mental Illness” here, enjoy it:

Entrails releases exclusive digital single ”Death Is the Right Path”!

Swedish Death Metallers Entrails have just released a digital single entitled ”Death Is The Right Path”! The single features two exclusive tracks that are only digitally available!

Track list:
1. Death Is The Right Path
2. Blood Burst

Check them out HERE!

Statement of the band about the two song:

If ‘World Inferno’ wasn’t enough and your necks haven’t turned loose after massive headbanging, Entrails will now fulfill that with two new songs to make the ‘World Inferno’ complete!


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Shemonic Metal Anarcheon Posts New Video “Etherous Claws” and New EP is out now called “Stratusfear”!

Formed in 2015,  Anarcheon features vocalist Kaija Kinney, founder of Metalocalypstick Fest, the BC metal fest celebrating women in metal, along with guitarist Clayton Bach, bassist Sylvain Maltais and drummer Steve “Machine” Richardo (ex-Messiah, ex-Green Jellÿ).

With a band name playing off the word Anarchy, Anarcheon is more of a Frankenstein of their various influences with their powerhouse of shemonic screams, catchy riffs and energetic heavy bass leads. Stealing the hearts and souls of fans in the Vancouver area and beyond since their inception, the quartet recently unleashed their new EP “Stratusfear” this past October.

Their first music video “Etherous Claws” directed by Markham Samuels and produced by Whitelf  Films tells the story of  Anarcheon using the power of heavy metal to summon an ancient vampire from her slumber.

Statement of the vocalist Kaija Kinney about the music video and the new EP:

“This is our first music video so of course we are super stoked about it. We wanted to have a bit of a back story on the song in a more poetic way rather than literal. Our good friend with Whitelf Films did an amazing job getting our vision onto screen and looking sharp!  

And for those checking out our EP, it’s basically a coming together of all four members. We had so much fun writing these songs. All four of us have very different music tastes so it was very interesting coming together with such chemistry and creating something that we were all stoked about. We are already gearing up for a full album!”

Streaming of the new EP  “Stratusfear” can be done here

Track Listing:
1. Stratusfear (6:32)
2. Kill Milk (Calcium Stab) (5:08)
3. Scary Tale (5:53)
4. Etherous Claws (5:16)
5. Kissed A Girl (Metalized Cover) (2:52)
EP Length: 25:43


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Check out the Live performance and Opening for Butcher Babies in Vancouver here, enjoy it:

Check out the music video for “Etherous Claws” here, enjoy it:

Fates Warning”Perfect Symmetry” and ”Parallels” Digi-CD and LP re-issues now available for pre-order via Metal Blade Records!

On January 12th, Metal Blade Records will re-issue two of Fates Warning‘s fan-favorite albums, ”Perfect Symmetry” (1989) and ”Parallels” (1991)!

The vinyl re-issues are part of the Originals-series. Both ”Perfect Symmetry” and ”Parallels” will be released with 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts. Both have received a new vinyl mastering by Patrick W. Engel.

The CDs are 4-page-Digipaks with poster booklets, featuring five bonus tracks each!

”Parallels” Tracklist CD:
01 Leave the Past Behind
02 Life in Still Water
03 Eye to Eye
04 The Eleventh Hour
05 Point Of View
06 We Only Say Goodbye
07 Don’t Follow Me
08 The Road Goes on Forever
09 Leave the Past Behind (demo)*
10 Eye to Eye (demo)*
11 Eleventh Hour (demo)*
12 Point of View (demo)*
13 Don’t Follow Me (demo)*
* Bonus Tracks (pre-production demos, mastered by Brad Vance)

”Perfect Symmetry” Tracklist CD:
01 Part Of The Machine
02 Through Different Eyes
03 Static Acts
04 A World Apart
05 At Fate’s Hands
06 The Arena
07 Chasing Time
08 Nothing Left To Say
09 Part Of The Machine (Demo)*
10 Through Different Eyes (Demo)*
11 Static Acts (Demo)*
12 The Arena (Demo)*
13 Nothing Left To Say (Demo)*
* Bonus Tracks (pre-production demos recorded Feb 89 at Silver Cloud Recording, Burbank CA)

See below for an overview of all vinyl versions. Pre-order your copies now via EMP or at ourebay-store!

Parallels‘ “Originals-Series” LP re-issue
–180g Black Vinyl
–wine-red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 300)
–clear light salmon col. vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 200)
–ochre brown marbled vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 500)

Perfect Symmetry‘ “Originals-Series” LP re-issue
–180g Black Vinyl
–white/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 300)
–clear lavender marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 200)
–violet blue marbled vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 500)



Cannibal Corpse lands on international charts with new album ”Red Before Black”!

Cannibal Corpse recently released their new album, Red Before Black”, via Metal Blade Records, for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:

Germany #16
Czech Republic #24
Austria #29
Switzerland #29
France #75

Top 200 Current Albums #21 (USA)
Hard Music Albums #2 (USA)
Independent Albums #4 (USA)
Rock Albums #5 (USA)
Top 200 # 95 (USA)

Top 200 Charts #20 (Canada)
Hard Music Charts #1 (Canada)
Digital Music Charts #38 (Canada)

To preview and purchase ”Red Before Black”, please visit:

Many words come to mind when you hear the name Cannibal Corpse, but one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate EternalGoatwhore).

Red Before Black” serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex. Moreover, the band have pushed themselves again, ensuring that it stands out from their catalog.

Zev Deans stated this:

After crawling through abandoned buildings, crashing our van into a tree in the middle of a scene, witnessing a real stabbing and drenching ourselves in fake blood in a derelict park at 5am, we can safely say this was a proper introduction to the slasher genre for Panorama Programming. We brought a slab of fresh meat back from a rotting metropolis, and we’re serving it to you raw. Come and get it.

Many words come to mind when you hear the name Cannibal Corpse, but one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate EternalGoatwhore), Red Before Black” serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex. Moreover, the band have pushed themselves again, ensuring that it stands out from their catalog.

Bassist Alex Webster stated this about their new album:

Throughout our career we’ve tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. ‘Red Before Black’ continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It’s definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we’ve done recently,

Drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz stated this also about the new album:

We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums,” adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz and as Alex said, musically I think it’s the most raw sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest and catchiest record.

Cannibal Corpse tour dates
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, No Return (Feb. 9-25), In Arkadia (Feb. 27-Mar. 18)
Feb. 9 – Hannover, Germany – Musikzentrum
Feb. 10 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Feb. 11 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
Feb. 12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
Feb. 13 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret
Feb. 15 – Kolding, Denmark – Godset
Feb. 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
Feb. 17 – Geiselwind, Germany – Music Hall
Feb. 18 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
Feb. 20 – Kassel, Germany – 130bpm
Feb. 21 – Prague, Czech Republic – Palac Aropolis
Feb. 22 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Majestic Music Club
Feb. 23 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Feb. 24 – Magdeburg, Germany – Factory
Feb. 25 – Stuttgart, Germany – im Wizemann
Feb. 27 – Geneva, Switzerland – L’Usine
Feb. 28 – Milan, Italy – Live Club
Mar. 1 – Grenoble, France – Belle Electric
Mar. 2 – Toulouse, France – Le Metronum
Mar. 3 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27
Mar. 4 – Madrid, Spain – Penelope
Mar. 6 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
Mar. 7 – St. Etienne, France – Le Fil
Mar. 8 – Caen, France – Cargo
Mar. 9 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
Mar. 10 – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
Mar. 11 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo
Mar. 13 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
Mar. 14 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
Mar. 15 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
Mar. 16 – Bristol, UK – Bierkeller
Mar. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Mar. 18 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Mar. 19 – Dublin, Ireland – Tivoli*
Mar. 20 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolan’s Warehouse*
Mar. 22 – Belfast, Ireland – Limelight 2*
*= no The Black Dahlia Murder