Philadelphia/Brooklyn grinders Unrest have debuted new track "Quit" from upcoming album "Grindcore." Check out the exclusive stream and an interview with the band at Apoch's. "Grindcore" will be released on Unspeakable Axe Records March 24th.
Austin, Texas metallers Dead Earth Politics are nearing completion on their upcoming "Men Become Gods" EP. The EP is second in a series of three that began with last year's "The Queen of Steel," and is scheduled for release on March 14th. For a taste of "Men Become Gods," the band has posted an unmastered version of "Casting Stones" at this location.
In other news, Dead Earth Politics has been added to the 2015 Texas Independence Fest, taking place April 10th-12th. The band will join Between The Buried And Me, Whitechapel, Sheer Terror, Hammer Fight and many more at the Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin, Texas. For details, visit the festival's website.
DEAD EARTH POLITICS live dates:
2/25 - Austin, Texas @ Dirty Dog Bar w/ ANVIL
3/06 - San Antonio, Texas @ Papa Woody's
03/14 - CD Release Party & Metal Monsters of Texas - Austin, Texas @ Dirty Dog Bar
04/10 - 12 - Texas Independence Fest - Austin, Texas @ Empire Control Room & Garage
"Passages to Lunacy," the new split album from Winnipeg's Solanum and Epi-Demic of Alberta, was recently released on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The crossover/thrash split is streaming in its eight-song entirety below in the player.
In related news, Solanum will be opening for the Cro-Mags at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg, MB on February 22nd in an evening that will also feature the bands Withdrawal and Burn Your World.
Band Photo: Putrid Offal (?)
Putrid Offal has announced that its first gig in 20 years will be a live session for French radio show Killing Machine (airplay on Radio Campus Lille, PodCasts available on MixCloud). The metal show is one of the oldest on French radio.
Scheduled for airplay on February 15th, this session will mark Putrid Offal's official live return in support of its February 2015 debut full-length "Mature Necropsy" on Kaotoxin Records and will be the first of an ongoing series of shows, including appearances at Unideath Fest (BE) on May 23rd and at DeathFeast (DE) September 10th-12th.
DJ Arno Geenens was part of Underground Records/Reincarnate Records in the 90s and responsible for the release of several Supuration albums and the "Obscurum per Obscurium" compilation (1992), which featured six of the best extreme metal underground bands from the Northern France scene. The Putrid Offal contribution to that release can be found on its 90s discography compilation "Premature Necropsy."
Kaotoxin Records has announced that two of its bands, Drawers and Nolentia, will tour Cuba in February. Part of the ongoing Brutal Fest bi-annual tour series, the tour will bring five international bands (also including La Hore, Sickrett and Superbutt) to Cuba in February where they'll play a series of gigs around the country along with local acts (Combat Noise, Darkness Fall, Blinder, Trendkill, Claim...). Check out the Brutal Fest Tour Trailer at this location.
Drawers is touring in support of its 2014 self-titled second full-length album and Nolentia in support of its 2013 sophomore release "May the Hand that Holds the Match that Will Set this World on Fire Be Blessed above All."
Feb.13 - Holguin
Feb.14 - Bayamo
Feb.15 - Bayamo
Feb.17 - Camaguey
Feb.19 - Santa Clara
Feb.20 - Habana
Feb.21 - Habana
Feb.22 - Matanzas
Swedish outfit Taiwaz originally formed in '85, but with an audience not yet ready for the band's dark take on metal, the group disbanded and lost contact.
It wasn't until 2013 that the group reunited to begin recording new songs, which was eventually released the next year as the "I Am All" cassette through Electric Assault Records.
Now back in full swing, the band will be embarking on a European tour supporting Below next month.
Inculta is currently working in the studio on the "In The Arms of Doom" album, and today the band has released a new music video for the track "Shame," which can be seen below. Inculta consists of:
Lance Phillips - Vocals
Josh McGuire - Guitar
Jeff Ward - Bass
Josh Emsoff - Drums
After years of hard work, Tunisian metal outfit Carthagods will soon have a debut full-length album out, which will feature a slew of international guest stars.
Musicians confirmed to have taken part in the project include Mark Jansen (Epica, Mayan), Ron Bumblefoot Thal, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged, Godscum), Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica), and Hans T. Zandt.
A teaser trailer for the coming album can also be heard below.