Tales Of The Tomb (L-R): Trez Thomas (Guitar and Vocals), Corey Skerlak (Guitar and Vocals)
Photo Credit – Kylee Thompson Photography

Every town has stories to caution or warn, every police officer has a seen a crime that keeps them awake at night, and every coroner has seen death in ways that the rest of us could never imagine. Murder, conspiracy, supernatural horror, and real-life terror are stains on the cutting room floor where Edmonton-based group Tales of The Tomb paints their canvas. 

Tales of The Tomb will release their new EP “Volume Two: Mendicium” September 27th. “Volume Two: Mendicium” is a collection of narratives surrounding government cover-ups, national lies and the heinous crimes committed amongst the shadows.  The album was mixed and mastered by Cryptopsy guitar player and Head Engineer/Owner at The Grid Studios Christian Donaldson. The EP also contains a bonus track about the Japanese horror film Mermaid in a Manhole. Featuring artwork by Tony Midi of Tonymidi Artworks.  Pre-order the album HERE.

Today the band has teamed up with Metal Insiderfor an exclusive premiere of the lyric video for “The Nightmare Hall”.  Watch it HERE.

Unified by the desire to have the grotesque power of 90’s era death and murder metal, Tales of The Tomb started as a thought that grew into an insatiable need to make extreme music.  Tales Of The Tomb was created in October 2013 from founder Corey Skerlak (Guitar, Vocals) out of inspiration from the original murder metal band Macabre. 

Much of their inspiration is drawn from the hideous crimes and conspiracies of the world. Retelling stories of the dark hidden secrets and victims from such crimes. This was the inspiration for the name Tales of The Tomb

A sonic attack layered with grinding blast beats, injected with menacing guttural lows — a sound straight from hell with gore-filled lyrics leaving little to the imagination, destroying your eardrums like a corpse is erased in an acid-filled bath. 

EP pre-order is available on Bandcamp here.

Track Listing:
1. The Nightmare Hall (4:05)
2. Faul (3:02)
3. The Sinful Messiah (4:14)
4. Dyatlov Pass Incident (3:52)
5. Nine Eleven (4:46)
6. Mermaid In A Manhole (3:33)
EP Length: 23:44

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“RIYL: Serial killers and death metal. Now, many of you may think the two already go hand in hand, but new dimensions of depravity are opened when you take the murderous criminals Macabre and Church of Misery have been glorifying forever and backdrop it with noise more akin to Cannibal Corpse Fist-****ing At The Gates. Or Vice Versa.” – Decibel Magazine

“It’s got a European death metal feel to it, and while it’s definitely heavy, it’s centerpiece is a melodic guitar solo. If the rest of the EP, out on November 27th, is anything like the first taste of it, signals Tales of the Tomb as a band we’ll be hearing more – Metal Insider

“Grooves entwine and work their way under the skin like toxic vines, whilst the body of the song strolls with a deceitful calm as much hued in more classic metal essences as it is in death metal voracity.” – RingMaster Review

“Volume One: Morpras stands as a melodic treat fans of cold sounding death metal, melodic or otherwise, will definitely get a kick out of.” – Apochs Metal Review

Prairie Finalist for Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2016

TALES OF THE TOMB Premiere Lyric Video For “The Nightmare Hall”New EP “Volume Two: Mendacium” September 27th

New Album ‘Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos’ Out October 4th

Cosmic black metal trio CELL have prepared a new album “Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos” to continue their dramatic and theatrical storytelling in their conceptual science fiction universe. Following up their debut 2016 album ‘The Frozen Moon Of Erebath’ the next chapter will be available on October 4, 2019.

Taking place on a planet called Xarbos, two races collide over different ways of life. The listener can expect to be pummelled with blast beats and speed and put into a hypnotic doomy trance while floating through an atmospheric and cosmic cleans. CELLgoes into the details of the story the album follows:

“Each track has its own story in the album that leads to one big ending which is the decimation of the Xarbonite hierarchy. In the story, there are two races of beings on this planet: one race chose to rise with power, tech, money and the lower race is actually the oldest of Xarbos and know the ways of the land and its magic. There are a few side stories within the album that trail off but still, stay within the main story.”

Following in the footsteps of classic bands like Emperor, Death, Morbid Angel, and Immortal, CELL have become weavers of the arcane adding a theatrical stage show to their modern take on black metal. The single ‘The Wailing Sea Of Emptiness’ is a prime launching pad to travel through Xarbos on this audio journey. Cell explains the story of the track:

“This song is about the lower race crossing the wailing sea to get to the valley of Assimilation. Within the valley, there is a wormhole that can transport any being to the realm of the Frost King. Long ago before the higher race started taking over, everyone was in harmony and lived together as one. Over the years fewer people believed in the gods of the old world and the
god of gods grew tired of this and trapped all the souls of non-believers”

‘The Wailing Sea Of Emptiness’ can be experienced via its premiere on Anti Christ Magazine HERE.

CELL – ‘Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos’ USA/Canada Tour
09/26/19 – Fargo, ND @ Red Raven Espresso Parlour
09/27/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mortimer’s Bar
09/28/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters
09/29/19 – Chicago, IL @ Live Wire Lounge
09/30/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge Coffee House
10/01/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
10/05/19 – Charlotte, NC @ Skylark Social Club
10/07/19 – Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s Downtown
10/08/19 – Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar
10/09/19 – Everett, MD @ Banshee Den
10/10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
10/11/19 – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
10/12/19 – Quebec City, QC @ House Show
10/13/19 – Ottawa, ON @ Pour Boy
10/14/19 – Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum
10/19/19 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Goodwill Social Club

Track Listing:
1. The Rise Of Gorthar (2:31)
2. Defiling The Ancient Hierarchy (7:16)
3. All I See Is Them (4:15)
4. The Wailing Sea Of Emptiness (5:59)
5. Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos (1:35)
6. God Of The NetherRealm (8:32)
7. Valley Of Assimilation (5:24)
8. Altering Matter In The Realm Of The Frost King (10:38)
Album Length: 46:12

Album Band Line Up: Hypnos (Drums), Hyperion (Guitar, Vocals), Demios (Bass, Vocals)

Live Band Line Up: Hyperion, Lowell Winters, and Brett Leier

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Cell is a three-piece conceptual black metal band that formed in 2014 reigning from Winnipeg, Canada. They blend elements of old school and modern black metal with hints of death metal, hardcore, thrash, and doom to create reality-altering unrelenting cosmic black metal. Their concept is based on a science fiction comic book idea that Hyperion (guitar/vocals) was working to bring to life, but decided instead to turn into music.

Each song starts with Hyperion taking the reins by writing the song structure, riffs, and lyrics; Deimos (bass/vocals) and Hypnos (drums) adding in their preferences for riffs, lyrics and other such things to alter the songs for the better. There is a lot of cathartic emotion put into each song that connects to each member on a personal level while keeping within the dark sci-fi concept and using metaphors of what we as humans do to this planet and the life on it. 

Using these topics, it’s easy for Cell to let everything out on stage every during every performance. They use a lot of art and theatre within the live show including using corpse paint, blood, armor, pro audio lights, and lasers. To see our show is to experience something emotional, aggressive, theatrical and cosmic.

Cell has toured across Canada multiple times and have been featured on several festivals including Black Mourning Light, Loud As Hell Metalfest, Armstrong Metalfest and Manitoba Metalfest sharing the stage with the likes of SkeletonwitchGoatwhore, DRI, Revocation, and Aggression. They released their debut album ‘The Frozen Moon Of Erebath’ in 2016 and follow it up in 2019 with ‘Ancient Incantations Of Xarbos’.

Cosmic Black Metal CELL New Video ‘The Wailing Sea Of Emptiness’ Off Upcoming Album Out October 4th

(L-R): Turner Midzain – Guitar/Vocals, Kevin Nelson – Drums, Mike Badmington – Bass/Vocals
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Canadian Riff Wizards WOODHAWK Premiere New Track “Weightless Light”


New Album “Violent Nature” Out November 1st, 2019

Western Canadian Dates (AB/BC)

Calgary’s Woodhawk are at it again with a new album being released in November! With it comes their first single “Weightless Light” is premiering via The Sludgelord HERE.

The track comes from “Violent Nature”, the band’s sophomore album, which steps away from the science fiction themes evident on their previous release 2017’s “Beyond The Sun” and takes a more therapeutic turn, as the band explains:

“On previous efforts, we wrote from a science fiction standpoint. It’s where we all were at, at the point in our lives and reflected what we wanted to say and represent. Now, we believe in honesty and find the therapeutic side of music. This album has been an expressive honest view into our lives over the past 2 years.”

Putting a lot of time and production into the new album with producer Jesse Gander (Rain City Recorders), Woodhawk has worked really hard to capture energy and emotion. Based on insomnia, their first single “Weightless Light” has an intimate meaning for vocalist/guitarist Turner, as he explains:

“The song stems from my struggle to sleep for a few months over the fall of 2018. I would wake up every night at the same time and lay awake staring at nothing. My mind would race and inhibit me from sleeping, no matter what. So I would lay in this state of almost non-existence where I couldn’t tell if I was asleep, awake, alive or dead. It was an odd feeling of vulnerability. To pass the time, I would get up and play guitar in the middle of the night, until I felt I could attempt to go back to sleep for the last 45 minutes before my alarm.”

It’s a feeling many have experienced and Woodhawk draws empathy with this forceful track. For fans of Black Sabbath, The Sword, and Clutch, “Violent Nature” is available for pre-order via the band’s Bandcamp.

See Woodhawk live on the following dates:  Oct 18 – Heartbeat Hot Sauce presents Woodhawt Ones – 8pm MT (The band will be eating all varieties of Heartbeat Hot Sauce and other hot sauces all while answering questions via Facebook and Instagram live)Oct 25 – Vancouver, BC – Railway ClubOct 26 – Kamloops, BC – Pogue MahonesNov 2 – Beer Launch Party – New Level Brewing in Calgary(New Level Brewing and Woodhawk have teamed up to make a Violent Nature Beer! Come down to New Level Brewing, for the beer launch. Woodhawk will be down there all day spinning records, selling merch and drinking the fine nectars they’ve created with New Level Brewing.)Nov 8 – Calgary, AB – Palomino (Album Release Show)Nov 9 – Edmonton, AB – Temple w/ The Wild!

Track Listing:
1. Snake In The Grass (4:46)
2. Weightless Light (3:38)
3. Dry Blood (4:30)
4. Heartstopper (4:40)
5. Old Silence (4:46)
6. Clear The Air (5:32)
7. Violent Nature (5:31)
8. As A Friend (4:31)
9. Our Greatest Weakness (6:57)
Album Length: 44:54

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From the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains hails Calgary, AB’s rock n’ roll trio Woodhawk. Masters of the straight-ahead riff rock, Woodhawk blends classic rock influences of Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy with smooth grooves, cranked amps, and heavy-hitting drums. The coalescence of melodious vocals, catchy riffs, and dynamic instrumentation creates a vast soundscape for the listener to explore. With lyrical themes of science fiction and sorcery to more recent themes of struggles and triumph, Woodhawk wears their heart on their sleeve.Woodhawk began in 2014 with the release of a self-titled EP, followed by the critically acclaimed full length “Beyond The Sun” in 2017. A melodically rich and varied album, steeped in science fiction themes and packed with undeniably catchy riffs, “Beyond the Sun” cemented Woodhawk’s status as a desert rock band with unlimited potential to break through into the mainstream. Rather than taking their freewheelin’ brand of lyrical chrono-metal into the comfortable bracket of factory-produced R’n’R, Woodhawk elected to explore the road less traveled.

Returning to Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC during February 2019, Woodhawk worked with Jesse Gander (Anciients, Bison, 3 Inches of BloodJapandroids, Pack AD) to record their sophomore album “Violent Nature”. Over the course of 2 weeks, Woodhawk tracked their strongest effort yet, producing songs that address the struggles of mental health straight on, and laying it all on the line. Woodhawk’s new material abandons the world of fantasy in pursuit of emotional authenticity and self-discovery.

Our heroes’ quest for clarity and independence has landed them on the precipice of ambition and accomplishment. It’s a true turning point of entry for Woodhawk’s lofty yet assertive life-goals. The elegant anthems and pulsing chords of the next phase in the group’s sonic evolution can scarcely be contained. Grounded with one foot in the present and another in the dynamic future, Woodhawk’s outlook is as boundless as their command of their genre. With the new album due out on November 2, 2019, their intelligence, inventiveness and an uncanny knack for generating timeless tunes are ready to flood the senses and tug at the spirit with an easy-going nonchalance that embraces the audience with confidence and jean-jacketed arms.

Woodhawk features guitarist Turner Midzain, bassist Mike Badmington, and drummer Kevin Nelson. They have taken the stage at the Commodore Ballroom, Sled Island, and UP+DT, in addition to multiple Canadian tours. They have also shared the stage in support of AirbourneTruckfighters, Elder, and The Shrine. Woodhawk has their sights set on touring North America and Europe to bring their highly energetic and captivating live performance to new audiences.

#12 on National Loud Top 20 for 2017- Canadian College Radio Charts (Earshot) (Album – Beyond The Sun)

The best Canadian metal of 2017: Top 15, according to Hellbound.ca – #13 – Woodhawk (Album – Beyond The Sun)

“Calgarian riff-riders Woodhawk kicked off the proceedings, hitting all the gritty notes with their raucous roadhouse metal. Propane and Jack flowed freely as the golden western trio woke all them witches with their thematic rock fury.” – Beatroute (AB)

“The riffs are so catchy you’ll be humming them long after you remove headphones and the songs are so good you will be craving the next chance you get to sit down and listen to them again.” – The Sludgelord – Beyond The Sun Review (May 2017)

“Taking influence from bands such as Kyuss, The Sword and Truckfighters. Woodhawk offer a refreshing style of Psych Stoner Metal with moments of Fuzz and Desert Rock that add extra grit to their music.” – Outlaws of The Sun

“Take Red Fang, The Sword and Witchcraft, strip them of nearly all distortion and add a canny knack for catchy as fuck riffs, with a psychedelic edge, and you arrive at the dusty doorstep of Calgarian stoner rockers Woodhawk!” – Worship Metal

Canadian Riff Wizards WOODHAWK Premiere New Track “Weightless Light”; New Album Coming November 1st

Portuguese progressive metallers BLAME ZEUS have unveiled their new music video “No” in support of their third full length “SEETHE” due out November 8, 2019 via Rockshots Records.

With influences that range from blues to metal, BLAME ZEUS can be described as an intense and heavy rock, but also with intimate and nostalgic ballads. Their line up features Sandra Oliveira, Tiago Lascasas, Paulo Silva, Celso Oliveira, and Ricardo Silveira.   

Since forming in 2010, the band’s two previous releases “Identity’ (2014) (Raising Legends Records) and “Theory of Perception” (2017) have garnered much praise in their home country along with securing opening slots with bands Lacuna CoilMoonspellCradle of FilthCellar Darling, R.A.M.P. among many others established acts. In 2018, they were invited to perform at Vagos Metal Fest, one of Portugal’s biggest heavy festivals. 

The band adds:

“Our new upcoming album will still possess BZ’s genome, but it will bring some fresh features you’ve never seen in our work. It will be heavier, darker, more progressive, and it will make the fans submerge in a turmoil of strong feelings. Fans will certainly feel our same old vibe in the songs, but recognize it has been upgraded, with a more modern sound. We worked freely, with no strings attached, using new elements, making everything sound rhythmically, harmonically and melodically intertwined.  We have certainly not made things easier to ourselves, and had to evolve technically to be able to play and sing these new songs.”

and vocalist Sandra Oliveira also adds:

“‘SEETHE’ could very well be considered a conceptual album because the main theme of the songs is unexpressed anger, silent pain transformed into poetry. Its contradictory nature is the liberation of the soul, it’s letting go of that lump on your throat when you have something to say. Each song speaks of a particular situation where the silence and the numbness become a vehicle for action and freedom or even utmost despair.”“SEETHE” is available for pre-order here.

Album cover artwork by Gustavo Sazes

Track Listing:
1. How To Successfully Implode (4:51)
2. Déjà Vu (4:50)
3. Down To Our Bones (5:26)
4. White (4:41)
5. Bloodstained Hands (5:46)
6. The Obsession Lullaby (3:11)
7. Into The Womb (4:32)
8. No (4:29)
9. The Warden (5:27)
10. The Crown and The Gun (4:23)
Album Length: 47:40

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Rockshots Records: BLAME ZEUS New Music Video “No”; New Album “SEETHE” Out November 8th

New Album “Rise of The Empire” Out November 8, 2019 via Extreme Metal Music / Rockshots Records

Extreme Metal Music and Ancient Roman metal pioneers ADE are thrilled to open the curtain to their forthcoming album “RISE OF THE EMPIRE”.

The new album’s purpose is to get the listener even more involved in the ancient history of Rome, specifically into the age of Caesar. Still connected to the traditional old-school death metal, “RISE OF THE EMPIRE” delivers a more mature yet aggressive album suitable for old and new generations of fans interested in the Ancient Rome and epic/death metal at its purest. 

The first single “Empire” is available at the following links:
Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/Rfw7ZUVmwQA
Spotify/Deezer: https://backl.ink/62511233
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2lVV2cg

Pre-orders of “RISE OF THE EMPIRE” in Digipak Deluxe Edition are available at Extreme Metal Music online store: http://bit.ly/ADE_preorder

The stunning artwork was created by Fabio Timpanaro, while the album production was handled by Stefano Morabito at ’16th Cellar Studios’ (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance, etc).

Track Listing:
1. Forge the Myth
2. Empire
3. The Gallic Hourglass
4. Chains of Alesia
5. Once The Die Is Cast
6. Gold Roots of War
7. Ptolemy Has To fall
8. Suppress The Riot
9. Veni Vidi Vici
10. The Blithe Ignorance
11. Imperator

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Extreme Metal Music: ADE (Ancient Roman Death Metal) Announce New Album “Rise of The Empire”; Streaming New Single “Empire”

NECRONOMICON Announce “A Relentless Onslaught US Tour” w/ Belphegor, Suffocation, Abiotic


New Album ‘UNUS’ Out October 18, 2019 via Season of Mist

NECRONOMICON announce they will be hitting the road for “A Relentless Onslaught US Tour”with Belphegor, Suffocation, and Abiotic. The 26 date tour kicks off on October 24th in Sauget, IL and will end on November 23rd in Reading, PA. The Canadian premier blackened death metallers are back this year with their upcoming album “UNUS” due out October 18th via Season of Mist to follow their crushing and cinematic 2016’s “Advent of the Human God”. With each record NECRONOMICON has created in the span of their 31-year career, the band has steadily evolved in both sound and power; ‘UNUS’ is no exception to this.

Rob The Witch adds:

“Necronomicon is proud to go on the road with long-time friends Suffocation and of course cult german dark band Belphegor. We shared the stage with both of these bands in the past but only on a 1 off or festivals, so very excited to do all these American dates with them. See you all in October/November US fans.”

NECRONOMICON‘s new album ‘UNUS’ is a searing cacophony of blistering riffs, machine-like drums, and a symphonic ambiance, culminating in a sound that calls to various metal icons such as DIMMU BORGIRSEPTICFLESH, BEHEMOTH, and DEICIDE. The record combines the furious elements of death metal with the orchestral prowess of black metal, creating the perfect synthesis of both genres. Standout tracks like ‘Paradise Lost’ and ‘Singularis Dominus’ only solidify NECRONOMICON’s ability to continuously produce high-quality metal that’s just as dark and brutal as it is elegant.

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Singularis Dominus’here.   
‘Paradise Lost’ here.

UNUS’ is due out October 18th via Season of Mist and can be pre-ordered here.

10/26 – Dallas, TX- Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
10/27 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
10/29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/30 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/31 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
11/01 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
11/02 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/03 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720
11/05 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
11/07 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
11/08 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/09 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center *
11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
11/11 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
11/12 – Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
11/13 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
11/14 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
11/15 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/16 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
11/17 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
11/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
11/20 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/21 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
11/22 – Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden
11/23 – Reading, PA – Reverb
* No Belphegor

Track Listing:
1. From Ashes Into Flesh  (04:23)
2. Infinitum Continuum (05:27)
3. Paradise Lost (04:55)
4. The Price of A Soul (01:56)
5. Singularis Dominus (04:50)
6. The Thousand Masks (03:20)
7. Ascending The Throne of Baator (04:54)
8. Fhtagn (01:59)
9. Cursed MMXIX  (04:13)
10. Vox Draconis (04:13)
Album Length: 40:10

Recorded at Silver Wings studio, produced by Rob The WitchMixed and mastered at Darth Mader music studio by Logan Mader (Machinehead)Recording line-up:
Rob the Witch: Guitar/vocals/bass
Divider: drums
Special feature: Geirlioz (Dimmu Borgir) on Piano in ”From Ashes Into Flesh”.
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Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s legendary grimoire, NECRONOMICON formed in 1988 by founding guitarist and singer Rob “The Witch” in the deep, northern part of Canadian province Quebec, Fjord of Saguenay. NECRONOMICON have a well-earned reputation for quality by releasing material only when ready and satisfied with the outcome ever since their demo entitled ‘Morbid Ritual’ (1992) firmly established their name within the underground. ‘The Silver Key”EP (1996) led to mainstream recognition on a national level, but their debut album ‘Pharaoh Of Gods” (1999) and the sophomore ‘The Sacred Medicines’ (2003) did even more to establish the band as a household name in Canada.

‘Return Of The Witch’ (2010) marked the international break-through for NECRONOMICON, and saw them performing at prestigious festivals such as Inferno (Norway), Ragnarok (Germany), and the Barge To Hell metal cruise among others, while sharing stages with acts such as CRADLE OF FILTHDIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH, and MORBID ANGEL, to name but a few. Their steady advance around the globe grew considerably in impact by their next full-length “Rise Of The Elder Ones” (2013). By the time the band released ‘Advent Of The Human God’ (2016), they were met with international critical acclaim. Now, with ‘Unus’ out October 18, 2019, the band show that they aren’t slowing down and are ready to deliver another vicious strike! Prepare for the darkness to envelop you. In 2019, NECRONOMICON was presented with a certificate of honor for over 30 years of service via H.S. production/Tommy Tremblay, and the people of Saguenay Lac-St-Jean, making them the second band after VOIVOD to ever receive this honor.

Best moments of BEHEMOTH and symphonic death à la GODFLESH APOCALYPSE while remaining entirely Necronomicon.” – Bravewords

“Advent of the Human God is a truly diverse album, perfectly balancing plenty of atmosphere with their iconic chugging riffs and pummelling blast beats.” – Exclaim!

“Advent of the Human God boasts both a Behemoth-like epic savage grace and Dimmu-esque orchestral pomp. But it also delivers a more primal ferocity and maintains the thematic air that has become Necronomicon’s forte” – Metal Rules

“”Their sound is akin to an Anti-Christ infant spawned from the blasphemous union of Dimmu Borgir and Behemoth.”” – Metal Underground

“The drums crash like Nordic avalanches on tracks like “Alchemy of the Avatar.” With its blazing jugular seeking guitar riffs and crazed piano breaks over top double kick drum insanity, this last song makes for a perfect ending to a blistering listen.” – Beatroute (AB)

“‘Necronomicon opened the show with a thoroughly impressive display of symphonic death metal… The best way to describe them would be a symphonic version of Winds of Creation-era Decapitated, with perhaps some Vital Remains mixed in. Lots of cool grooves and hair spinning moments!’” – Metal Injection (Live Review)

NECRONOMICON Announce “A Relentless Onslaught US Tour” w/ Suffocation, Belphegor, Abiotic

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME’S THE GREAT MISDIRECTSET FOR 10 ANNIVERSARY VINYL REISSUE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF NOVEMBER 7 AT LOS ANGELES’ WILTERN THEATRE

Los Angeles, CA (September 19, 2019) —Craft Recordingsis pleased to announce a vinyl reissue of Between the Buried and Me’s critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, The Great Misdirect. Set for a November 22 release date, this 10 anniversary edition has been newly remixed andremastered. The band, who are currently playing shows across Europe, are also excited to embark on an extensive, 31-date North American tour, kicking off November 7 in Los Angeles. In addition to the standard black double-LP release, a special edition color variant (disc one in translucent orange and disc two in opaque white) will be available exclusively via the official Between the Buried and Mestore.
Reflecting on the album, front-man Tommy Rogers. says, “The Great Misdirect was, in my opinion, one of our greatest achievements up until this point. We really started to hone-in on our more experimental, adventurous sound and showed the world that we are very comfortable in our own musical skin. As a group, we came together in a new way and created a genuine album that holds up a decade later. Now, I’m very excited to have it re-mixed by Jamie King and hear how far we have all come. Hopefully, our fans will enjoy the new mix as we have.”
The Great Misdirect found the progressive metal group continuing their sonic journey, following the success of their ambitious 2007 album, Colors. Working with their longtime producer, Jamie King, the NC quintet recorded a six-song album that was wildly challenging, both technically and aurally. The Great Misdirect truly displayed the formidable musical abilities of Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. (lead vocals, keyboards), Paul Waggoner (lead and rhythm guitar, backing and lead vocals), Dustie Waring (rhythm and lead guitar), Blake Richardson (drums), and Dan Briggs (bass, keyboards), as they blended speed metal, hardcore, jazz, and chamber pop. Despite the short track listing, The Great Misdirect’s playing time is almost an hour and includes the nine-minute single “Obfuscation,” as well as the band’s longest song to date, “Swim to the Moon,” which clocks in at nearly 18 minutes.
Released in October of 2009, The Great Misdirect debuted at No. 36 on the Billboard 200 (the band’s highest debut at the time on the album chart). Alternative Press praised that the LP was “Brilliantly performed,” while Loudwire included The Great Misdirect on their “15 Best Metal Albums of 2009” list. Metal Underground called The Great Misdirect “easily one of the best albums of the year,” declaring that “Between The Buried And Me are the new leaders of progressive metal.”
Often referred to as a “thinking man’s metal band,” Between the Buried and Me continue to push the boundaries of their musical and technical abilities, even as they near their 20th anniversary together. Formed in 2000, the band has released nine studio albums, including 2007’s watershed Colors, The Parallax II: Future Sequence (2012), as well as 2015’s Coma Ecliptic—which not only peaked at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 (a career-high for the band), but also garnered widespread acclaim from Noisey, Revolver, Alternative Press, and The Guardian, who welcomed the album with a rare perfect score. The group has launched countless sold-out headline tours and support runs with the likes of Mastodon, Dream Theater, and Coheed and Cambria. Most recently, Between the Buried and Mereleased a two-part studio album, Automata I and Automata II in 2018, and have spent much of the last two years on tour. Currently playing dates across Europe, the band will tour North America in November and December.
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TRACK LISTING: Side A:1.    Mirrors (3.38)2.    Obfuscation (9:15)
Side B:1.    Disease, Injury, Madness (11:13)
Side C:1.    Fossil Genera (A Feed From Cloud Mountains) (12:11)2.    Desert of Song (5.34)
Side D:1.    Swim To The Moon (17.54)

NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES: November 7: Los Angeles, CA: The WilternNovember 8: Ventura, CA: The Majestic VenturaNovember 9: San Francisco, CA: The FillmoreNovember 11: Portland, OR: Crystal BallroomNovember 12: Vancouver , BC: Commodore BallroomNovember 13: Seattle, WA: Showbox SoDoNovember 15: Salt Lake City, UT: The DepotNovember 16: Denver, CO: Fillmore AuditoriumNovember 17: Kansas City, MO: The TrumanNovember 19: Minneapolis, MN: Varsity TheaterNovember 20: Milwaukee, WI: Turner Hall BallroomNovember 21: Columbus, OH: The Athenaeum TheatreNovember 22: Detroit, MI: The Fillmore DetroitNovember 23: Chicago, IL: House of BluesNovember 24: Toronto, ON: Phoenix Concert TheatreNovember 26: Montreal, QC: Corona TheatreNovember 27: Worcester, MA: PalladiumNovember 29: Sayreville, NJ: Starland BallroomNovember 30: Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn SteelDecember 1: Philadelphia, PA: The Fillmore PhiladelphiaDecember 3: Washington, DC: Fillmore Silver SpringDecember 4: Raleigh, NC: The RitzDecember 5: Asheville, NC: The Orange PeelDecember 6: Nashville, TN: Marathon Music WorksDecember 7: Atlanta, GA: Buckhead TheatreDecember 8: Orlando, FL: The BeachamDecember 10: Houston, TX: House of BluesDecember 11: Dallas, TX: House of BluesDecember 13: Phoenix, AZ: The Van BurenDecember 14: San Diego, CA: The Observatory North ParkDecember 15: Anaheim, CA: House of Blues

Between the Buried and Me’s ‘The Great Misdirect’ set for 10th anniv. vinyl reissue