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Music Review: XIII CD: Helltongue

Music Review: XIII

CD: Helltongue

Label: Inverse Records

Available: April 19th, 2013

by: TJ Fowler

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                Hardcore/Grindcore bands have never been high on my list of metal genres to give priority to when listening to my metal music.  I always felt that the music was always very simplistic and derivative and the vocals in such bands…really weren’t very spectacular.  So it is safe to say I have never been a fan of bands such as Crowbar and Biohazard.

So when I received a copy of XIII’s ‘Helltongue’ I was somewhat hesitant to listen and kind of dreading it if I am honest.  So what did I get in ‘Helltongue’?  Did it surprise me or did it have me speaking in my own form of blasphemous cursing language for having to listen to it?  Actually you and I may both be surprised.  Read on! Continue reading Music Review: XIII CD: Helltongue

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV:Pre-Party Lineup Announced

Today the mosh pit instigators behind the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are pleased to announce the official pre-party lineup! Set to commence onThursday, April 18, 2013 at the Palladium, the precursor to the 15th annual NEMHF takeover will feature performances by Revocation, A Life Once Lost, Fit For An Autopsy, The Greenery, To The Wind, Abiotic, NightBitch, Surrounded By Teethand an unannounced special guest!

Additionally, NEMHF have added hardcore hooligans Code Orange Kids and crossover veterans Waking The Dead to the ever expanding bill. Check out the array of ticket packages and the full festival lineup RIGHT HERE.

As previously announced, official sponsors All In Merchandise are offering up a chance to win two three-day passes to this year’s event and ten t-shirts of your choice!

To Enter:

1. “Like” All In Merchandise [http://www.facebook.com/AllInMerchandise] and The New England Metal And Hardcore Fest [http://www.facebook.com/metalandhardcorefest] on Facebook.

2. Send an email with your facebook ID to: NEMFCONTEST@gmail.com

Contest ends March 15, 2013! Good luck!

THE NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL is celebrating its 15th Anniversary at the historic Worcester Palladium. The event takes place April 19th, 20th and 21st with a special pre-fest party in the upstairs room at the Palladium on April 18th. Since 1999, the festival has showcased a vast array of metal and hardcore acts across two stages, while also providing merchandising and promotional areas for record labels and other vendors.

Continuous updates will be made and coverage opportunities for the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are available via Earsplit PR, an official sponsor of this year’s event.

LAMB OF GOD Frontman: I Hope Not To Return To Prague For A Long While

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe was found not guilty of manslaughter on Tuesday (March 5) by a panel of Czech judges in the concert death of one of the Richmond, Virginia-based metal band’s fans.

Blythe was facing the possibility of conviction and a long-term jail sentence after a May 2010 incident in which a fan, Daniel Nosek, who attended a LAMB OF GOD performance in Prague, died almost a month later, allegedly from injuries sustained when he was thrown off the stage.

In a new posting on his Facebook page, Blythe (pictured below) writes: “I am leaving Prague now — I hope not to return for a long while. This has nothing to do with this city, the people who live here, or the Czech Republic itself at all. This is a wonderful place, and many people have been kind to me. Not a single soul here has been rude or mean to me at all, nor done me any harm — in fact, it is quite the opposite. I have grown to love this city, for it is a marvelous, magical town. I encourage everyone to come visit here, to see this lovely country. But for me it is a place of great sadness.

“While I am relieved that my innocence was proven and apparently I shall not be going to prison, I am in no way shape or form a happy man right now. The small inconveniences I have been through since my arrest are not noteworthy. People go through much worse daily and still keep a smile on their faces, but currently my smiles are far and few between. A young man is still dead, and his family still suffers. Please remember that fact. This family did no wrong, and have shown me great kindness — with silence, with actions, and finally with words — they spoke on my behalf to the court, and we had a private talk afterwards.

“All I will say about that is that they were very kind to me and displayed the utmost strength and class, and wished me a good life. They just want to get on with their lives the best they can. I wish them only the best, and will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. Please do the same — think good thoughts of them and healing thoughts for them. Trust me, they are good people, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. They did NOTHING wrong.

This picture is from Kutna Hora, at the Sedlec Ossuary. I was there yesterday — like Prague, it is an amazing place. About this city, Kafka wrote: ‘Prague doesn’t let go… This old crone has claws. One has to yield, or else.’ I have found this to be true. I am yielding, I am leaving a part of myself here, I think. Some bit of me will always roam these streets at night, and that is only fitting. Now I will go home and try to see what good I can make come out the destruction that occurred here — it is the only correct thing to do.

“Rest in peace, Daniel Nosek.”

The state prosecutors have announced their intention to appeal the verdict; they have eight days to put this in writing.

Blythe was unaware of a warrant out for his arrest when he was detained last June after arriving at the Prague airport for a show with LAMB OF GOD. He spent five weeks in custody before being released on bail in August.

The parents of the alleged victim were demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).

LAMB OF GOD Singer Not Guilty In Prague Case

According to ITV News, a Czech court has acquitted the frontman of US heavy metal band LAMB OF GOD, Randy Blythe, of charges he caused the death of a fan at a concert in Prague three years ago.

The prosecution had accused Blythe, 42, of causing the death of the 19-year old fan by pushing him off the stage at a 2010 concert.

If found guilty of manslaughter, Blythe faced up to ten years in prison. Daniel Nosek’s family was also demanding the equivalent of over $500,000 in damages.

The State Attorney immediately announced his intention to appeal the verdict; he has eight days to put this in writing.

Lamb Of God tweeted the following this morning:

CALL OF THE VOID Premieres “Napalm Lungs” Via Pitchfork.com Live Takeover Announced

CALL OF THE VOID Premieres “Napalm Lungs” Via Pitchfork.com Live Takeover Announced

Kick your Friday in the teeth with “Napalm Lungs” from Colorado audio terroristsCALL OF THE VOID. Brought to you by commercial music mega portal Pitchfork.com, “Napalm Lungs” comes off the band’s soon-to-be-detonated Dragged Down A Dead End Path full-length. On Dragged Down A Dead End Path, CALL OF THE VOIDmeticulously fuse all the prime tenets of crust, punk, hardcore and grind into what Pitchfrok dubs ten “cathartic, anthemic bursts,” making for a 25+ minute traumatically enjoyable listening experience.

Comments the band of their Pitchfork debut: “It’s funny and an honor to be debuting a track on Pitchfork when you really are an obscure band nobody has ever heard before”

Hear “Napalm Lungs” RIGHT HERE.

Dragged Down A Dead End Path was recorded at the Boar’s Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah by Andy Patterson, mastered by Chris Mcnaughton with and will see digital, CD and LP North American release on March 19th, preceded by European release dates of March 15th in Germany, Benelux and Finland, and March 18th in the UK and all other territories.

In related news, CALL OF THE VOID will be road-bound this year bringing their audio violence to a city near you. Ravaging the country alongside Ambassador Gun on select dates, the tour will include appearances at SXSW as well as other additions to be announced in the weeks to come.

CALL OF THE VOID Dragged Down A Dead End Path Tour Dates 2013: 
3/09/2013 Aqualung Community Space – Denver, CO w/ Gravetorn, Reproacher, Catholic Girls, Of Feather And Bone
3/10/2013 Gasworks – Albuquerque, NM w/ Creative Adult
3/18/2013 Avalon House – Murfreesboro, TN w/ Ambassador Gun
3/19/2013 The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA at w/ Ambassador Gun, Dropout
3/21/2013 The Retro Café – Virginia Beach, VA w/ Ambassador Gun
3/22/2013 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Ambassador Gun, Passage Between
3/23/2013 JR’s – Philadelphia, PA w/ Ambassador Gun, Cadaveric Spasm, Wet Nightmare
3/24/2013 The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ w/ Ambassador Gun, El Drugstore, Abacinate
3/25/2013 The Place – Brooklyn, NY w/ Ambassador Gun, It’s Not Night It’s Space
3/27/2013 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Ambassador Gun, Beak
3/28/2013 The Gun Range – Minneapolis, MN w/ Ambassador Gun, Nerves
3/29/2013 THE Shop – Davenport, IA w/ Wax Moth, Crater, My Pal Trigger

Preorders for Dragged Down A Dead End Path are available HERE. Additionally, you can check out opening track “Failure” courtesy of Relapse Records’ latest bandcamp sampler HERE.

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