Maehem News: TOXIC HOLOCAUST Teams Up With Lurkville Skateboards For Limited Edition Skate Deck

Crossover thrash unit TOXIC HOLOCAUST has teamed up with Lurkville Skateboards for a limited-edition Primal Future: 2019 skate deck! 

Based in San Diego, California, Lurkville Skateboards has been skater owned and operated since 2011. Their mission is to provide every component you need to build a quality skateboard that takes on the toughest impacts. Constructed from seven ply maple, these traditional decks are designed for any age and skill level to ride. Lurkville Skateboard wheels are made from the finest urethane formula. Their wheels are ready to take on any terrain. 

Comments Lurkville co-owner Julian Vasquez, “There’s no better soundtrack to listen to than TOXIC HOLOCAUST for a good skate sesh. Now there’s a board to go with that soundtrack and sesh!”  

TOXIC HOLOCAUST will kick off their anticipated North American tour supporting Soulfly next week. The journey will commence February 3rd in Denver, Colorado, winding its way through nearly three dozen cities upon its conclusion March 12th in Houston, Texas. Additional support will be provided by X-Method, Madzilla, Skinflint, and Systemhouse 33. See all confirmed dates below.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST continues to tour in support of their latest full-length, Primal Future: 2019, released in October via Entertainment One (“eOne”). An ambitious new mission statement from founder/principal songwriter Joel Grind, TOXIC HOLOCAUST 2.0 detonates like doomsday all over Primal Future: 2019. A dystopian technological takeover drives the album thematically, but the passionately delivered music is vintage TOXIC HOLOCAUST, taking things all the way back to the band’s early origins.

Stream TOXIC HOLOCAUST’s Primal Future: 2019 at THIS

LOCATION.TOXIC HOLOCAUST’s Primal Future: 2019 is available on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. For orders go to THIS LOCATION where the video for “Chemical Warlords” can be viewed.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST w/ Soulfly, X-Method, Madzilla, Skinflint, Systemhouse 33:
2/03/2020 The Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
2/04/2020 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
2/05/2020 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
2/06/2020 Backstage Bar & Billiards – Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2020 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA
2/08/2020 Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA
2/10/2020 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/11/2020 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
2/12/2020 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
2/14/2020 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
2/15/2020 The Gateway – Calgary, AB
2/16/2020 The Exchange – Regina, SK
2/17/2020 The Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
2/19/2020 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
2/20/2020 The Forge – Joliet, IL
2/21/2020 Route 20 – Racine, WI
2/22/2020 The Apollo Theatre – Belvidere, IL
2/23/2020 The Citadel Music Hall – Indianapolis, IN
2/24/2020 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
2/25/2020 Rec Room – Buffalo, NY
2/26/2020 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
2/27/2020 Poor Richards – Chicopee, MA
2/28/2020 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
2/29/2020 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
3/01/2020 Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ
3/03/2020 Cafe 611 – Fred, MD
3/04/2020 The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
3/05/2020 Capone’s – Johnson City, TN
3/06/2020 Masquerade Hell – Atlanta, GA
3/07/2020 Sound Bar – Orlando, FL
3/08/2020 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
3/10/2020 Tipitina’s – New Orleans, LA
3/11/2020 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
3/12/2020 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

Follow Toxic Holocaust online HERE!

Maehem News: CHILD BITE Announces Live Tour Dates

Detroit punk/metal unit CHILD BITE will take to the streets in the coming weeks on a month-long rash of live dates. The trek begins mid-February with a six-show run that includes an appearance on No Coast Fest in Arlington, Texas with Cherubs, Big’n, and others. In March, the band will play three warm up shows including a performance in Cincinnati, Ohio with Sheer Terror and Carnivore A.D. before joining Today Is The Day on a portion of their No Good To Anyone tour. CHILD BITE‘s journey will run through two dozen US cities from March 9th through April 5th. Additional support will be provided by The Obsessed and -16- on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.

CHILD BITE will be touring in support of their Blow Off The Omens full-length, released late last fall via Housecore Records. Captured by legendary engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Neurosis, The Jesus Lizard) and mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Collin Dupuis (Tomahawk, Dr. John, Lana Del Rey), the nine-track offering is a leaner, meaner follow-up to the band’s critically lauded 2016 full-length, Negative Noise. From the head bob-inducing, noise rock groove of “Vexed Life” to the Jello-Biafra-with-NoMeansNo-esque freight train that is “They All Look Away,” Blow Off The Omens covers a lot of ground within its half-hour running time. Riffs indebted to both Piggy and Pig Champion root their way throughout the album like alt-metal/hardcore hogs on the hunt.

 CHILD BITE’s Blow Off The Omens is out now on CD, digital, and limited-edition vinyl formats.
For physical orders, visit the Housecore store at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, go the CHILD BITE Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed.  

2/18/2020 Upsidedown Plaza – Birmingham, AL
2/19/2020 The Tavern – Hattiesburg, MS
2/20/2020 Red Dwarf – Houston, TX
2/21/2020 No Coast Fest @ Division Brewing – Arlington, TX
2/22/2020 Macine’s – Hot Springs, AR
2/23/2020 Lamasco’s – Evansville, IN
3/06/2020 X-Ray Arcade – Milwaukee, WI
3/07/2020 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH w/ Sheer Terror, Carnivore A.D.3/08/2020 TBA – Chattanooga, TNw/Today Is The Day, The Obsessed:
3/09/2020 Santo’s – New Orleans, LA
3/11/2020 Bears – Shreveport, LA
3/12/2020 Reptilez – San Antonio, TX
3/13/2020 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
3/14/2020 Ridglea Room – Fort Worth, TX
3/15/2020 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
3/17/2020 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV w/ -16-
3/18/2020 TBA w/ -16-
3/19/2020 Space – San Diego, CA w/ -16-
3/20/2020 Holy Diver – Los Angeles, CA w/ -16-
3/21/2020 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA w/ -16-
3/22/2020 Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA w/ -16-
3/23/2020 Star Theater – Portland, OR w/ -16-
3/24/2020 Funhouse – Seattle, WA
3/27/2020 Ernie November – Cheyenne, WY
3/28/2020 Zodiac – Colorado Springs, CO
3/29/2020 Streets – Denver, CO
3/30/2020 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
3/31/2020 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
4/01/2020 Live Wire – Chicago, IL
4/02/2020 Black Circle Brewing – Indianapolis, IN
4/03/2020 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
4/04/2020 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
4/05/2020 Jewel – Manchester, NH

Follow Child Bite in the links below!

Maehem News: CREEPING DEATH Announce North American Tour Supporting High On Fire And Power Trip

Texas death metal titans CREEPING DEATH will kick off a month-long US tour supporting High On Fire and Power Trip next week. The journey begins November 7th at Levitation Fest in Austin, Texas and will storm over two dozen cities upon its conclusion December 8th in Santa Ana, California. Additional support will be provided by Devil Master. See all confirmed dates below.   CREEPING DEATH will be touring in support of their smoldering Wretched Illusions debut, unleashed worldwide last month via Entertainment One (“eOne”). Reaping accolades from critics globally, Revolver notes, “Wretched Illusions doubles-down on the intensity, delivering ten tracks that coalesce high-velocity attacks with Lone Star State-styled smackdowns akin to Power Trip.” Lauds Decibel Magazine of the release, “Death metal’s new breed of old ghouls mutates vintage fringe into the modern mainstream. Leveraging the rhythmic latitude of thrash and hardcore,

CREEPING DEATH torque the genre’s thick guttural trademarks with a ramrod propulsion and knockout delivery that’s seemingly innate.” Adds Loudwire, “Everything about this is ugly. Like the aborted lovechild of Dismember and ’89 Bolt Thrower, CREEPING DEATH immediately raise the stakes for the wave of hardcore-infested death metal sweeping the United States.”  

Produced by Daniel Schmuck (Power Trip, Messengers, End Times) and mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Ghostmane, Cavalera Conspiracy, Outer Heaven), Wretched Illusions is available CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Order you copy today at THIS LOCATION.    

CREEPING DEATH w/ High On Fire, Power Trip, Devil Master:
11/07/2019 Levitation Festival @ Mohawk – Austin, TX
11/08/2019 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
11/09/2019 The Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
11/10/2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
11/11/2019 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL *
11/12/2019 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
11/13/2019 Nighthawks – Jacksonville, FL *
11/14/2019 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/15/2019 Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
11/16/2019 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
11/17/2019 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
11/19/2019 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
11/20/2019 Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
11/21/2019 Elsewhere – New York, NY
11/22/2019 Elsewhere – New York, NY
11/23/2019 Webster – Hartford, CT
11/24/2019 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
11/25/2019 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
11/26/2019 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
11/27/2019 The Metro – Chicago, IL
11/29/2019 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
11/30/2019 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
12/02/2019 Neumos – Seattle, WA
12/03/2019 The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
12/04/2019 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
12/06/2019 The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
12/07/2019 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA 12/08/2019 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA *No High On Fire

“Death metal’s new breed of old ghouls mutates vintage fringe into the modern mainstream. Leveraging the rhythmic latitude of thrash and hardcore, CREEPING DEATH torque the genre’s thick guttural trademarks with a ramrod propulsion and knockout delivery that’s seemingly innate.” – Decibel
 “Wretched Illusions doubles-down on the intensity, delivering ten tracks that coalesce high-velocity attacks with Lone Star State-styled smackdowns akin to Power Trip.” – Revolver”One thing can be said about CREEPING DEATH: they’re committed to their name… on the material from their upcoming new album Wretched Illusions, the band are exploring a moldier, more clammy-to-the-touch sound that oozes and lumbers as much as it rips…” – Kerrang
 “Everything about this is ugly. Like the aborted lovechild of Dismember and ’89 Bolt Thrower, CREEPING DEATH immediately raise the stakes for the wave of hardcore-infested death metal sweeping the United States. Let those knuckles drag on ‘Ripping Through Flesh.'” – Loudwire; 2019 Best Metal Songs…So Far
“The record fuses hardcore and death metal so seamlessly that it rarely feels like you’re listening to one already-defined type of music or another. CREEPING DEATH clearly dig the classics, but they spit their influences back out in a way that feels genuinely fresh. And every song on this album is such a ripper, that you’ll be banging your head too much to think about any of this boring technical stuff anyway.” – BrooklynVegan”…a formidable debut that ensures CREEPING DEATH‘s place near the forefront of the OSDM resurgence.” — Exclaim!
CREEPING DEATH are able to weave a meaty and enjoyable album that never feels stale or like they’re retreading ideas as the album continues. Paced excellently and with enough power to turn even the most timid of fans into a raging monster, Wretched Illusions is another tab for 2019’s victorious release list.” — Distorted Sound

Follow Creeping Death online HERE or on their official site HERE

Published by Emily Mae

Maehem News: PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS To Kick Off US Tour Supporting Slayer

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS will kick off their anticipated US tour supporting Slayer this weekend. The Final Campaign — which marks the last leg of Slayer’s farewell world tour — begins November 2nd in Asheville, North Carolina and runs through November 30th in Los Angeles, California. Additional support will be provided by Primus and Ministry. Playing a special Vulgar Display of Pantera set, the band’s performance will be comprised of ILLEGALS tunes alongside Pantera hits. Get there early! Shows start at 6:00pm sharp.

 Following the Slayer dates, the band will head to Mexico City in December for a special performance at Force Fest. In January, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS will make their way to Japan for three special shows with labelmates King Parrot and Palm and have begun confirming European summer festival appearances including Metal Days, Rockstadt Extreme Fest, Brutal Assault, and Blood Stock. View a special tour message from PHILIP H. ANSELMO at THIS LOCATION. See all confirmed dates below. 

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS w/ Slayer, Primus, Ministry:
11/02/2019 Explore Asheville Arena – Asheville, NC  [tickets]
11/03/2019 PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC [tickets]
11/05/2019 Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA [tickets]
11/06/2019 Giant Center – Hershey, PA [tickets]
11/08/2019 Mass Mutual Center – Springfield, MA [tickets]
11/09/2019 Madison Square Garden – New York, NY [tickets]
11/11/2019 KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY [tickets]
11/12/2019 Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH [tickets]
11/13/2019 Harpos – Detroit, MI [tickets] w/ Shit Life * ILLEGALS headline show
11/14/2019 Tax Slayer Arena – Moline, IL [tickets]
11/15/2019 ND Denny Sanford Premier Center – Sioux Falls, ND [tickets]
11/17/2019 Fargo Dome – Fargo, ND [tickets]
11/18/2019 CHI Health Center – Omaha, NE [tickets]
11/20/2019 Broadmoore World Arena – Colorado Springs, CO [tickets]
11/22/2019 First Interstate Arena at MetraPark – Billings, MT [tickets]11/23/2019 Revolution Concert House & Music Center – Boise, ID [tickets] *Ministry headline show
11/24/2019 Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA [tickets]
11/26/2019Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA Oracle Arena [tickets]
11/27/2019 MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV [tickets]
11/29/2019 The Forum – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
11/30/2019 The Forum – Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
End Tour12/02/2019 Force Fest – Mexico City, MX
w/ King Parrot, Palm:
1/28/2020 Liquidroom – Tokyo, JP [tickets]
1/29/2020 Club Quattro – Nagoya, JP [tickets]
1/30/2020 Umeda Club Quattro – Osaka, JP [tickets]
7/25/2020 Metal Days 2020 – Tolmin, SI
7/30/2020 Rockstadt Extreme Fest – Rasnov, RO8/05/2020 Brutal Assault – Jaromer, CZ
8/06/2020 Bloodstock – Derbyshire, UK

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS – now featuring Anselmo with guitarists Stephen Taylor (Superjoint) and Mike DeLeon (Flesh Horder, Being Killed, ex-MOD et al), drummer Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast), and Derek Engemann (Scour, ex-Cattle Decapitation) – released the critically-lauded Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue full-length last year via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records. Extreme, abrasive, aggressive, and anthemic, the record hinges on no holds-barred lyrical misanthropy and insurgent instrumental intricacy as it sharpens any and all edges to guillotine precision. Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats in North America via Housecore Records. Order bundles are currently available via the Housecore Store at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, go HERE.

Follow Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals online HERE!

Published by Emily Mae

The Stage: The Q & Z CORROSION OF CONFORMITY + Supports

After only getting slightly lost and a little bit of a struggle at the door, I made my way once again into the Q & Z Expo Center to photograph the this killer line up during their only Wisconsin stop on this tour! Corrosion Of Conformity was on tour with some of the most amazing doom metallers and rockers to hit the stage! This included Witch Mountain, Mothership, and The Skull.

Witch Mountain was the first to hit the stage as we all eagerly gathered inside to escape the evening Autumn chill. I was captivated by the theater-like performance of the vocalist Kayla as she captured the audience with her hypnotic voice and movements about the stage. One fan was telling me how he loved the tone of Witch Mountain, “I could feel it in my blood!” he exclaimed with a smile. I couldn’t agree more with that statement.

Next up was a band I had been very excited to see live for a long time now- Mothership! These dudes came all the way from Texas to rock out for us in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin. They were so full of energy and that old fashioned rock n’ roll soul that I couldn’t help but smile the whole time I was watching them.

Something about their psychodellic sound just took you to that far away place. Honestly, they made it to being one of my favorite bands I have seen perform this year! Check Out our live footage below!

It was time for The Skull to take the stage. I have been hearing everyone in the doom music community talk about these guys, so I was excited to see for myself what everyone was talking about.

They definitly did not diasappoint. The venue was packed with fans who were filled with energy. They were the perfect level of hype to get everyone geared up for the big finale of Corrosion Of Conformity! It was totally cool to see the vocalist Eric shaking hands and exchanging fist bumps with the people in the front row as well, they all had the starry-eye look in their eyes as he walked away and they cleared the stage for COC.

I had just enough time to take a step outside and enjoy some of the food the Q & Z had forsale before the stage director gave the signal and everyone packed upfront. The stage went dark, and then the members of COC began to arrive on the stage. In one pulse the enterire crowd moved forward securing me in my spot at the rail. The guy next to me was to jacked he was belting out lyrics and jumping up and down. It was difficult to time snaps inbetween his enthusiastic movements.The room was so packed I felt like I was swimming against an ocean current trying to get my shots in, until eventually the crowd was so alive that I had no choice but to go with the flow.

Another amazing evening of music in the books for Wisconsin! Thank you so much to everyone involved with putting together this show tand to everyone who worked hard while it was going on. The bands all put on a spectacular performance! I was truly honored to be there.

The A Quest To Believe, A Call To The Void North American Tour is still going on! Catch them at a date near you!

10/01/2019 Canton Hall – Dallas, TX
10/02/2019 House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
10/04/2019 Jakes Sports Café – Lubbock, TX
10/05/2019  Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
10/07/2019 The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
10/09/2019 Strummers – Fresno, CA
10/10/2019 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA10/11/2019 Glass House – Pomona, CAEnd Tour:
10/13/2019 MegaCruise 2019 – Los Angeles, CA *

Find COC online HERE

Emily Mae
Photos: Emily Maehem Photography
Article edited by Samantha Crocker

Maehem News: PALE GREY LORE ‘Eschatology’ Full-Length Streaming Via Small Stone

Eschatology, the latest full-length from Columbus, Ohio-based psychedelic doom conjurors PALE GREY LORE is out now and streaming via Small Stone Recordings.  

PALE GREY LORE blends elements of garage psych, space rock, post-punk, and stoner doom to create focused, hook-driven, heavy, rock ‘n’ roll. Eschatology was produced by the band’s own Xander Roseberry and Michael Miller, engineered and mixed by Andy Sartain, and mastered by Harold LaRue, with artwork and layout by Adam Eckley.

  Stream Eschatology in its entirety at THIS LOCATION.

Eschatology is out now on CD, limited LP, and digital formats. For orders, visit the Small Stone Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.

Eschatology tells the story of a depleted planet beset by vast inequality, ravaged by climate catastrophe, and poisoned by nuclear disaster,” relays the band of the record’s themes. “The masses are left to suffer and die while the wealthy techno-industrialists responsible for the destruction flee in luxury spacecraft that will become their tombs. The sheer magnitude of this planetary devastation summons cosmic beings whose presence warps reality itself, and the world is utterly transformed as the present collides with an ancient timeline. When the survivors finally emerge from their underground shelters, they discover that half the planet remains a post-apocalyptic wasteland while the other half has become lush and verdant. One hemisphere is strewn with melted reactors, crashed spacecraft, and bombed-out ruins; the other is an untamed wilderness, teeming with strange creatures, and dotted with ominous towering edifices that pulsate with eldritch power.”  

Catch PALE GREY LORE live in the coming weeks including a performance at this year’s edition of Descendants Of Crom.

9/06/2019 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
9/21/2019 Descendants Of Crom III @ Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
9/24/2019 Skully’s Music-Diner – Columbus, OH
9/28/2019 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH     
10/19/2019 The Union – Athens, OH      
11/08/2019 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH  

PALE GREY LORE began as a collaboration between brothers Michael (guitar, vocals) and Adam Miller (drums), with Donovan Johnson (bass) joining up in the summer of 2014. Xander Roseberry (guitar, backing vocals) was added to the lineup in the winter of 2016, just prior to their signing with Oak Island Records, an imprint of German label Kozmik Artifactz.   The band’s eponymous debut full-length was originally self-released on limited-run CD and digitally in June of 2016 and consequently landed at the #13 spot on’s Top 20 Debut Albums of that year. Conceived as a series of surreal vignettes, it brought forth allegorical scenes from a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world in which the lines between science and the occult, technology and superstition, were hopelessly blurred. The album was released on vinyl in December 2017 via Oak Island Records.  

Building on the momentum of the vinyl release, PALE GREY LORE began playing more live shows throughout the Midwest, landing spots on heavy music festivals such as the Chicago Doomed & Stoned Fest, Descendants Of Crom, and the Maryland Doom Fest. They’ve shared the stages with the likes of Pelican, Monolord, Lo-Pan, and Le Butcherettes, and are primed to release second album Eschatology. Fans of Failure, Lo-Pan, Black Sabbath, Irata, and Sundrifter, pay heed.

  “…positively ballooning with fresh ideas, ever-weaving melodicism, and the right sort of cathartic narrative that’ll grip the listener by their chest and shake them free of the catatonia-inducing chaotic reality of today.” — Grizzly Butts

“Eschatology is a record full of purpose, and the realization of not just a plotline, but a creative vision fleshed out across the work…of multiple songwriters coming together toward a common end. It is simultaneously gorgeous and troubling, thoughtful in composition and impact-making in result.” – The Obelisk

“Eschatology draws equally on network news tickers and D&D, and also finds singer/guitarist Michael Miller and Co. blasting Elon Musk and his ilk into space to die” — Columbus Alive”

While PALE GREY LORE‘s debut album set up a solid foundation in 2016, Eschatology is where things really get interesting. A noticeable boost in heaviness gives the group some extra weight but they never lose sight of their psychedelic roots. The conceptual angle, in turn, sets a strong precedent for what will hopefully be even more trippy freak-outs to follow. If albums like this and the newest efforts by Merlin, Book of Wyrms, and Ecstatic Vision are anything to go by, the space rock scene is in good hands.” – Indy Metal

Vault”The songs are epic bites of timeless rock, with fabulous little touches to make the listener engage (including some mystical bells to the title track)… The sounds engage slowly, like friends who become stronger over time. The guitar work is bottom heavy, but melodic. The top end frequency only exists in a parallel universe.” — Metal Nexus

“These guys play a heavy-handed version of drug laced Camaro rock. The vocals offer more hopefully floating sense of melody. The tight syncopated feel of what they do has as much as in common with Helmet as they do Kyuss.” — Abysmal Hymns

“Heavy but at the same time groovy…. With this excellent debut album, PALE GREY LORE have added their own chapter to the great rock and roll story.” — More Fuzz”…a thundering good time from smoldering start to the winding end of the closing title track. Equal parts color and clout, the vibrancy of the guitar flourishes, with the vast musical textures being matched in the album’s cover (an element of artistic work I find to be often brushed over these days). A colorful but bleak snapshot of the aftermath of a civilization’s downfall, the mystery of the artwork captured my interest. The music all but held it hostage. What lies beyond the doorway of that cryptic tower?” — Everything Is Noise

Follow Pale Grey Lore online HERE

Published by Emily Mae

Maehem News: MORBID ANGEL Announce US Headlining Tour With Watain & Incantation

Legendary death metal titans MORBID ANGEL will blaze US stages this fall on a month-long headlining tour. The 2019 USA Sickness Tour begins November 21st in Houston, Texas and runs through December 21st in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Support will be provided by Swedish black metal practitioners Watain and American death metal veterans Incantation. Ticket go on sale Thursday, August 29th.

  Comments MORBID ANGEL‘s Steve Tucker of the band’s latest trek, “We are really stoked to be doing this tour together with our brothers in Watain and Incantation! This is a relentless lineup of pure evil and uncompromised dark art! We look forward to melting the faces off of all of you seeking the comfort of the dark!”  

MORBID ANGEL w/ Watain, Incantation:
11/21/2019 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
11/22/2019 Gas Monkey Bar ‘N’ Grill – Dallas, TX
11/23/2019 Come And Take It Live- Austin, TX
11/25/2019 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM 11/26/2019 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
11/27/2019 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/29/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/30/2019 The Ritz – San Jose, CA
12/01/2019 Hawthorn Theatre – Portland, OR
12/02/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
12/04/2019 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
12/05/2019 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
12/06/2019 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
12/07/2019 Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
12/08/2019 The Forge – Joliet, IL
12/10/2019 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
12/11/2019 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
12/12/2019 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
12/13/2019 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
12/14/2019 The Warsaw – New York, NY
12/15/2019 Reverb – Reading, PA
12/16/2019 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
12/18/2019 The Underground – Charlotte, NC
12/19/2019 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
12/20/2019 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
12/21/2019 Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

MORBID ANGEL will be touring in support of their Kingdoms Disdained full-length released in 2017 via Silver Lining Music. The critically-adored record reunites founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth with bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker. Captured at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and produced by MORBID ANGEL with Erik Rutan, the record delivers eleven pieces of devastatingly dynamic death metal. Rolling Stone hailed a, “cyclone of blastbeat-driven fury punctuated with Azagthoth’s signature heaving, lunging grooves and Eddie Van Halen-on-a-bad-trip solos,” while Metal Injection crowned the record, “one of the band’s most essential efforts,” adding, “the record contains almost wall to wall instant classics, and is not only Steve Tucker’s best album as MORBID ANGEL frontman, but by extension the group’s most genre-defining effort since 1995’s iconic Domination.”

  Orders for Kingdoms Disdained are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

Connect with Morbid Angel online HERE

Published by Emily Mae

Maehem News: DIAMOND HEAD Unleash Video For ‘The Sleeper’ + European Tour Dates

British heavy metal icons DIAMOND HEAD are pleased to unveil a lyric video for “The Sleeper.” The tune comes by way of the band’s critically-lauded The Coffin Train full-length, released earlier this year via Silver Lining Music.

  Their fourth single, “The Sleeper” is epic, commencing with calm and sober vocals that build into a poignant and powerful riff and chorus that takes the listener on a dark, reflective journey. Of the track, vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersens comments, “It’s such a big sounding track that it almost takes you on a cinematic journey. ‘The Sleeper’ is a follow up to ‘Silence’ off the last record. We had fans who loved the orchestral elements and I wanted to give them some more. It was inspired by a favorite Sci-fi movie from my childhood.” Adds guitarist Brian Tatler, “Starting life in 2016 with the main riff, I decided to demo it and see if I could make it into a song. With a bit of work this grew into a powerful monster with Ras’ lyrics inspired by the 1984 film Dune. It’s very moody and dynamic with brilliant orchestration.”

The Coffin Train is out now on Silver Lining Music. For order options, go toTHIS LOCATION.

The Coffin Train, DIAMOND HEAD‘s eighth studio album, is a glorious testimony to Brian Tatler and Rasmus Bom Andersens’ masterful ability to create the flavors necessary for prime DIAMOND HEAD music. At once fresh and exuberant while also being a stone-cold classic slice of old-school heavy metal excellence, the record is packed with the sort of riff-fueled power for which the band is known. The Coffin Train was recorded in several different places with guitars, bass, and vocals captured at Vigo Studios in Walsall and drums at Circle Studios in Birmingham. The album was produced and mixed at Ras’ Raw Sound Studio in London.   When it comes to the concepts behind TheCoffin Train, Tatler left the heart to Bom Andersens, who being a thinker and life-conceptualizer, doesn’t lack sources of inspiration.

DIAMOND HEAD have not only managed to create an album of pure heavy metal intensity, they have created a timeless aural statement which feels destined to see them delivering both TheCoffin Train and DH 2.0 to more fans than ever. Following an electrifying performance at Wacken Open Air, DIAMOND HEAD are relentless in their quest to bring The Coffin Train to stages around the globe. The band will tour through Europe for the rest of 2019 and are confirmed on the lineup of two very special UK shows with NWOBHM giants, Saxon, which will take place on October 19th at the legendary Hammersmith in London and October 20th at the O2 Apollo in Manchester. The band will also support Black Star Riders as well as Uriah Heep on select dates. See all confirmed dates below.  

8/24/2019 Stonedeaf Festival – Newark-on-Trent, UK
9/01/2019 Posada – Câmpulung Muscel, RO
10/18/2019 Patti Pavilion – Swansea, UK
10/19/2019 Eventim Apollo – London, UK w/ Saxon 10/20/2019 O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK w/ Saxon
10/26/2019 Mitsubishi Electric Halle – Düsseldorf, DE w/ Saxon
10/30/2019 Gimle – Roskilde, DK w/ Black Star Riders
10/31/2019 KB – Kultur Bolaget – Malmö, SE w/ Black Star Riders
11/01/2019 Fryhuset Klubben – Stockholm, SE w/ Black Star Riders 11/02/2019 Trädgården – Götenburg, SE w/ Black Star Riders
11/03/2019 Vulkan – Oslo, NO w/ Black Star Riders
11/05/2019 Talo – Tampere Klubbi, FI w/ Black Star Riders
11/06/2019 The Circus – Helsinki, FI w/ Black Star Riders
11/09/2019 Hard Rock Hell Festival – Wales, UK
11/12/2019 Markthalle – Hamburg, DE w/ Black Star Riders
11/13/2019 Die Kantine – Cologne, DE w/ Black Star Riders
11/14/2019 Reithalle – Dresden, DE w/ Black Star Riders
11/15/2019 Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, DE w/ Black Star Riders
11/16/2019 Cornwall Rocks Festival – Tencreek, Cornwall, UK
11/18/2019 Backstage Halle – Munich, DE w/ Black Star Riders
11/19/2019 Hirsch – Nurnberg, DE w/ Black Star Riders
11/20/2019 Nova Chmelnice – Prague, CZ w/ Black Star Riders
11/21/2019 Anchor E.V. – Leipzig, DE w/ Black Star Riders
11/29/2019 Winter Storm Festival – Troon, UK
12/04/2019 The LCR – Norwich, UK w/ Uriah Heep
12/05/2019 S’boro Market Hall – Scarborough, UK
12/06/2019 Bex Hill De La Warr Pavilion – Saint Newlyn East, UK w/ Uriah Heep 12/07/2019 KK’s Steel Mill – Wolverhampton, UK w/ Uriah Heep 1/09/2020 Ice Rock Festival – Wasen Im Emmental, SE
1/25/2020 The Giants Of Rock – Butlin’s Minehead Resort, UK
3/01/2020 Winter’s End 2020 – Sandford Holiday Park, Dorset, UK
9/23-28/2020 Full Metal Cruise – Kiel, DE

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Maehem News: CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces North American Headlining Tour

Following their tour with Slayer, Lamb Of God, and Amon Amarth this past spring, CANNIBAL CORPSE is ready to return to the road for a North American headlining trek this fall featuring support from Thy Art Is Murder and Perdition Temple. The tour runs from October 20th through November 27th. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSEw/ Thy Art Is Murder, Perdition Temple:
10/20/2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
10/21/2019 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/22/2019 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
10/24/2019 The Pressroom – Phoenix, AZ
10/25/2019 The Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA
10/26/2019 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
10/27/2019 Cargo – Reno, NV
10/28/2019 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10/29/2019 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
10/30/2019 The Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/01/2019 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
11/02/2019 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
11/05/2019 The Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
11/06/2019 Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO
11/07/2019 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
11/08/2019 The Truman – Kansas City, MO
11/09/2019 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
11/10/2019 The Apollo Theatre – Belvidere, IL
11/12/2019 The Forge – Joliet, IL
11/13/2019 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
11/14/2019 London Music Hall – London, ON
11/15/2019 Opera House – Toronto, ON
11/16/2019 M Telus – Montreal, QC
11/17/2019 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT
11/18/2019 The Royale – Boston, MA
11/20/2019 Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI
11/21/2019 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
11/22/2019 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
11/23/2019 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
11/24/2019 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
11/26/2019 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/27/2019 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL

CANNIBAL CORPSE continues to tour in support of their critically-lauded Red Before Black full-length released last year via Metal Blade Records. Many words come to mind when you hear the name CANNIBAL CORPSE, but only one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Goatwhore), Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it abundantly clear who sets the standard when it comes to manifesting consistently compelling music that is as brutal as it is complex. “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,” asserts bassist Alex Webster. “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 rawest sound we’ve had – and at the same time I think it’s our most focused, tightest, and catchiest record.”

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Maehem News: DEATHGRAVE ‘So Real, It’s Now’ On Tankcrimes & Tour Dates

California deathgrind/punk miscreants DEATHGRAVE have confirmed a special East Coast run of live dates with fellow grind freaks Skullshitter. From August 15th through August 18th, the band will rampage their way through Brooklyn, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. See all confirmed dates below.

  DEATHGRAVE‘s So Real, It’s Now debut was released last year via Tankcrimes. Hailed by Decibel for being a, “kaleidoscopic and engrossing mix of traditional brutality and audacious weirdness,” the fourteen-track long player was recorded at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (Necrot, Autopsy) by guitarist/renowned sound engineer Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, ex-Laudanum, ex-Graves At Sea).

  So Real, It’s Now is available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. Digital orders are available at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in its entirety. Place physical orders HERE.

DEATHGRAVE w/ Skullshitter:
8/15/2019 Brooklyn Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Oldest
8/16/2019 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Afterbirth, Vomit Forth, Plague Bearer 8/17/2019 Rock Room – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Final Command, Plague Dogs 8/18/2019 The Buffalo – Philadelphia, PA w/ Coffin Dust, Covered In Sores

Spawned in 2013, DEATHGRAVE initially united as four friends with a simple need to play bleeding, belligerent, and pissed off grindcore, death metal, powerviolence, and punk grabbing elements from Siege, Rudimentary Peni, and Napalm Death, with an Impetigo twist. Comprised of longtime scene veterans, DEATHGRAVE is Wilkinson (Brainoil, ex-Laudanum, ex-Graves At Sea) alongside bassist Fern Alberts (Amber Asylum, ex-Bird, ex-Ringwurm), vocalist Andre Cornejo (Cyanic, ex-Bird, ex-Casket Blaster), and the newly-acquired Clint Baechle (Owl, Isotope, Hazzards Cure).

  “…a kaleidoscopic and engrossing mix of traditional brutality and audacious weirdness, razor-sharp punk-infused deathgrind riffs and dissonant noise rock detours, high velocity jabs from an orthodox stance and crafty sucker punches you never see coming…” – Decibel

“Incorporating crust and never shying away from a slower doom break or a straight-up hardcore stomp, DEATHGRAVE’s latest effort So Real, It’s Now is definitely more unique than the legions of post-Assück or Napalm worship. The Autopsy influence looms large, as do names like Grief, Doom, Siege, Spazz, and much more across the under thirty minutes and fourteen-tracks.” – Revolver

 “…a wonderfully relentless slab of punky death grind that is as fun as it is furious” – Last Rites”You can smell the bile, taste the puke, and love every second of it.” – Metal Wanderlust

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