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RIVERS OF NIHIL have completed work on second full length album!


RIVERS OF NIHIL have completed work on second full length album!

Reading, PA's RIVERS OF NIHIL have officially completed work on their follow up to The Conscious Seed of Light. The band tracked at Atrium Audio (, just a short drive from their hometown to Lancaster, PA with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. Guitarist Brody Uttley detailed the equipment and process in a pair of blogs, exclusively for Read those both HERE and HERE.

The new album's details will be released within the coming weeks and is tentatively scheduled for a late summer release worldwide on Metal Blade Records. Stay tuned for music, art, tour dates, and more.

RIVERS OF NIHIL's debut album, The Conscious Seed of Light, was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. While The Conscious Seed of Light is not necessarily a concept album traditionally speaking, RIVERS OF NIHIL began their project with the idea that they would release four separate albums tied together with one common theme: each reflecting a particular season of a year. Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates; "The Conscious Seed of Light is intended to be representative of spring and explores various themes concerning new beginnings, growth, and an attachment to the natural world in a post-human Earth. Unlike some concept records however, we wanted to allow each song to work on its own terms. Rather than have the songs rely on each other to move a specific story structure forward; they work within their own separate narratives, but ultimately serve the album's broader concept." RIVERS OF NIHIL's lineup is rounded out by guitarists Brody Uttley, vocalist Jake Dieffenbach, and drummer Alan Balamut.

Armored Saint to release "Win Hands Down" this summer


Title track music video is streaming now!

Los Angeles, California's Armored Saint are set to release their seventh studio album this summer. The album, "Win Hands Down," is all things Armored, a vintage crush of classic power propelled by a cathartic blast of life in the year 2015. The album is scheduled for release on May 29th in DE/CH/AT and 2nd June worldwide. A brand new video was recently shot by director Andrew Nethery, and is available for streaming now at, where album pre-order bundles are also ready for order. Including CD, ltd. CD+DVD, ltd. vinyl and special box set featuring customized poker set. Additionally, a behind the scenes video from the photo shoot for the "Win Hands Down" album cover is on youtube now.

"Win Hands Down" - mixed by Jay Ruston, produced by Joey Vera.
01. Win Hands Down
02. Mess
03. An Exercise In Debauchery
04. Muscle Memory
05. That Was Then, Way Back When
06. With a Full Head of Steam
07. In an Instant
08. Dive
09. Up Yours

Head over to for all tour dates and additional information.

European Tour Dates
19/06 Clisson, FR Hellfest
30/07 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air
02/08 Munich, DE Free & Easy Festival
03/08 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg w/ Queensryche
04/08 Eindhoven, NL Effenaar w/ Queensryche
06/08 London, GB Electric Ballroom w/ Queensryche
07/08 Derby, GB Bloodstock Festival
08/08 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival
04/12 Hamburg, DE Waterkant X-Mas Bash
05/12 Oberhausen, DE Ruhrpott Metal Meeting



From Resurrection Fest Crew:

"We're glad to announce the addition of these new 17 bands to the RESURRECTION FEST 2015 bill. With all the previously announced bands, the lineup is practically closed, having only two groups left.

One of the most important deathcore bands nowadays, Suicide Silence, will return for the first time with their new vocalist Eddie Hermida, after the sad decease of Mitch Lucker, and with a new album. The powerful hard rock of the Canadians Danko Jones, the reggae nu metal of Brits Skindred, the punk rock of Strung Out and the street punk of The Exploited will also be present in Viveiro.

We must highlight Berri Txarrak, who will perform a very special set at Resurrection Fest for their 20th anniversary, our beloved Toundra releasing a new album, the biggest metal band from Portugal, Moonspell, or the black-metalers Swedes Dark Funeral. Other important bands like Deez Nuts, Decapitated, Defeater, Heart of a Coward, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Dr. Living Dead, Misanthrope or In Mute are also added in this round. Full list:

Suicide Silence
Danko Jones
The Exploited
Berri Txarrak (special 20th-anniversary set)
Strung Out
Dark Funeral
Deez Nuts
Heart Of A Coward
Der Weg Einer Freiheit
Dr. Living Dead
In Mute

As we have already stated, after the cancellation of one new headliner before being announced, we're working hard to find substitutes. Later on the two left bands will be announced, along with the winners of the Band Contest (about which we'll tell you soon), the tribute bands and the after-parties.


Do not forget that this year we'll also have high-level concerts during the previous Wednesday of the festival, since we'll open our venue to have free warm-up shows. Furthermore, there will be a new area for the extreme sports fans where there will be exhibits and motorcycle trials shows, with world-wide stars such as Fred Crosset (Monster Energy), and also enjoy a professional skate team. We'll update about this in the following weeks.

Tickets will stay at the current price of 85 € until the 15th of April, so use these days we're offering you and buy your ticket if you don't have it yet.

See you in Viveiro!"


Extinction: Cover Art & Tracklist for the upcoming album


“EXTINCTION is a project coming out from a very good musical and personal relationship between Ekaitz Garmendia, Iban Hernandez and Andoni Bassman.
With lot of experience from the Extreme Metal beginnings in the band PHTHISIS from Bilbao, as well as being part of one of the most emblematic Spanish band LEGEN BELTZA, our main motivation is to continue investigating in Metal and our instruments, far away from any trend or cliche.
We are peparing material following this path, and we are willing to show in short time the result of this restlessness.
We hope that this motivates you as much as it does to us!!
Welcome to EXTINCTION, The Dark Matter.”

Here you have the cover artwork (by Andoni Bassman) and the Tracklist of their upcoming first work "The Dark Matter".
Everything is ready for sending to the factory and  the release date will be published in short.

Tracklist "THE DARK MATTER":

- Pioneers Of The Deep Abyss.
- The Dark Matter
- Amaigabeko Iluntasuna
- Zagadka
- Father To Son
- Voyager
- Revelations




He is the most distinctive voice of the entire desert & stoner rock scene: After his critically acclaimed solo album in summer 2014 via Napalm Records, JOHN GARCIA ( Kyuss, Vista Chino, Hermano, Unida, Slow Burn ) has just unveiled a brandnew video for the track 'Her Bullets Energy' featuring legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors!

Watch the brandnew video from John Garcia's self-titled solo record:

If Rock’n’Roll is personified by the Stones and Pop music by the Beatles, then Stoner was born with Kyuss. From the heavy, suffocating, arid Coachella Valley and the mystic Californian Desert around, came this legendary band 25 years ago - reaching cult status they do deserve worldwide ever since - before their three genre-defining masterpieces Blues For The Red Sun, Welcome To Sky Valley, as well as ...And The Circus Leaves Town until their split in 1995.
But the story of the most influential voice in desert rock continues and lives with JOHN GARCIA. After sharing a dream-come-true experience with fans in major festivals and great venues around the world fronting Kyuss Lives!, singer and frontman JOHN GARCIA recorded a follow-up to his legacy as Vista Chino with this critically acclaimed Peace LP. Next chapter has been the long awaited intimate project: The solo album of JOHN GARCIA, that came out last summer and left an outstanding impression worldwide on both fans & the press.

"I`m super excited to announce this summer run along with the world premier of my video with living legend Robby Krieger from The Doors!" states JOHN GARCIA.

Catch JOHN GARCIA live on stage, when the legend of Desert Rock returns to Europe in summer 2015:

19.06.2015 CH - Schmitten, Schmittner Open Air
26.06.2015 NL - Hilversum, De Vorstin
27.06.2015 GER - Finowfurt, Race 61
28.06.2015 GER - Hamburg, Klubsen
30.06.2015 GER - Köln, Underground
01.07.2015 GER - Hannover, Glocksee
02.07.2015 UK - London, Garage
03.07.2015 BE - Ghent, Vooruit Balzaal
04.07.2015 GR - Athen Rockwave Festival
05.07.2015 GER - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07.07.2015 GER - Lindau, Club Vaudeville
08.07.2015 GER - München, Strom
09.07.2015 AT - Salzburg, Rockhouse
10.07.2015 GER - Erfurt,
Stoned From The Underground Festival 2015


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QUASSAR, Cover & Tracklist from their first LP "AlieNation"


"After only two years since its first work, Evolution to annihilation EP, was released, QUASSAR, the death/thrash band from Ciudad Real (Spain), is presenting the cover of their first long play, AlieNation, which also includes the band´s new logo.


Furthermore, they are showing us one of AlieNation´s song,  "Reptiliaction", which will be the first song in their tracklist:

1. Reptiliaction
2. Internal State Experience
3. Vimana
4. Injection
5. Silence 12
6. Elite 
7. Bellow The Shadows
8. One World, Two Sides
9. Dragons Triangle
11. Remote Vision
You can now listen to "Reptiliaction" on YouTube:
Very soon we will announce the digital and physical realease of the album. Stay tuned!

VIRULENCY artwork revealed / VIRULENCY portada desvelada


Basque/Cantabrian band VIRULENCY has reveled the cover to their debut album 'The Anthropodermic Manuscript Of Retribution', by Russian artist and illustrator Daemorph (7 H.Target, Epicardiectomy, Cephalotripsy, etc). The band is still busy on the recording for such full-length at Tempus Studios (Toledo) under the production of their own guitar player Asier Badiola.

It is scheduled to be released on Fall this year by New Standard Elite. More details soon.

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Los vasco-cántabros VIRULENCY han desvelado la portada que acompañará a su álbum debut 'The Anthropodermic Manuscript Of Retribution', obra del ilustrador y artista ruso Daemorph (7 H.Target, Epicardiectomy, Cephalotripsy, etc). La banda sigue inmersa en el proceso de grabación de dicho trabajo en los Tempus Studios (Toledo), bajo la batuta del propio guitarrista Asier Badiola.

Se espera que sea editado en Otoño de este mismo año por New Standard Elite. Más detalles próximamente.