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PIG DESTROYER Release Never Before Heard EP

Grindcore Masters PIG DESTROYER have released a never before heard EP entitled Mass &Volume. This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan and to the loving family he left behind. The EP is a Doom EP and the artwork was created by Arik Roper. The EP is available for purchase at http://patlapse.bandcamp.com/album/mass-volume. This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan’s daughter Katie. Continue reading PIG DESTROYER Release Never Before Heard EP

WINDHAND: Cvlt Nation Premieres Track From Band’s Upcoming Split With COUGH


Today, Cvlt Nation is hosting an exclusive post of “Amaranth,” a crushing exercise of sonic doom riffery and massive amplification from Richmond, Virginia’sWINDHAND. The track comes from Reflection Of The Negative, the band’s upcoming split with city/scene-mates COUGH, slated to drop this April through Relapse Records. Pulsing with seven-and-a-half minutes of pulverizing slow-motion fuzztone, trancelike ethereal clean vocals, and a haze-inducing overall vibe diehards of Electric Wizard, Pallbearer, Ramesses and the like will no doubt get down with.

Fire up “Amaranth” as loud as your speakers will allow RIGHT HERE.

On Reflection Of The NegativeCOUGH leads off, delivering a characteristically electrifying down-tuned epic track, while their brethren in WINDHAND serve up two brand new epic songs for their half of the dirge. While the track listing bears merely three tracks, this monstrous split bears nearly forty minutes of premier doom at its absolute gloomiest. The album acts as a precursor for both bands’ upcoming full-lengths, which are both currently being conceived. The split will see release on April 16th in North America, preceded by international street dates of April 12th (Germany/Benelux) and April 15th (UK/World). Preorders for the album including digital and CD formats, as well as a super-limited mailorder-only black/white vinyl combo can be placed here.

For promo requests, in North/South America contact earsplitpr@aol.com, in Europe contact frank@pettingzoo.nl, or bob@relapse.com for the UK.






Exclusive <br/>CVLT Nation Streaming <br/>WINDHAND’s “Amaranth”

Devourment: Entire Relapse Debut Now Streaming At Stereo Killer

 Conceived In Sewage Devourment ‘s fifth full-length, and first for Relapse Records , is Officially available in North America today. The bludgeoning nine-song album showcases some of the most vicious and well-played intensity the band has ever unleashed, all engineered with the crushing production of Erik Rutan at his Mana Studio, resulting in a flood of praise from the metal media.


For the album’s release week, Conceived In Sewage is now streaming in its beastly, neck-strength demolishing AT STEREO KILLER

Internationally Conceived In Sewage will be released in the coming days, out February 22nd in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland, and February 25 in the UK and beyond.

Devourment recently filmed Their first official video with Malone Pictures, for the track “Parasitic Eruption,” which is in the final stages of completion for release in the coming days. In the Meantime, the third and final video documenting the construction of Conceived In Sewage – the newest for the album’s bloodsoaked vocal tracking sessions – now joins the previous two in-studio videos and they gnarly lyric video for “50 Ton War Machine” and more at the official Youtube channel Relapse ,


Devourment Live Carnage:

3/15/2013 The Place Bar and Lounge – Brooklyn, NY w / Internal Bleeding, malignancy, more

3/16/2013 Gunners Run – Philadelphia, PA @ The Philly Infest w / Brutal Truth, Phobia, Master, malignancy, Embalmer, Cannabis Corpse, more

6/15/2013 The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Deathfest w / Defeated Sanity, Regurgitation, Infernal Dominion, Embalmer

“… Death metal of the Highest order … 5/5, Album of the Month” – Terrorizer


“… An album you want to listen to if you’re in the mood for brutality. 5/5 ‘- Headbang or GTFO


“This album feels bigger, better, fatter, heavier, more balanced, more thoughtful and just really NEW! 5/5 ‘- Guttural Death


“This is by far one of the Heaviest records I’ve ever heard. 5/5 “- Stereo Killer


“… A pure assault on your auditory senses. 5/5 “- Stereo Killer

BLACK TUSK Begin Work on New EP


Savannah, GA’s BLACK TUSK have commenced work on new material for their upcoming EP. The EP is scheduled to be released later this Spring via Relapse Records. Drummer James May checked to comment on the progress of the release:

“This new release is a mean one. It reminds me of a new twist on an old days BLACK TUSK sound. We got back together with Jay and Phillip Cope to turn this out with some of that earlier, brutal sound you might have heard back in the beginning albums. We figured it was about time to see what the old gang could do years later.”

The band will be taking a break from the studio in March for a short run of headline dates, followed up by a run of shows with Today is the Day, KEN Mode and Fight Amp. The tour begins March 1st in Spartanburg, SC and runs through April 7th in Chicago, IL. A complete list of dates can be found below.


BLACK TUSK is scheduled to appear at this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. Details and location will be announced shortly.   Additionally BLACK TUSK are working with UnBlock the Rock (UBTR), an independent grassroots movement, working tirelessly to bring Cuban metal band Escape to the United States in March for this year’s SXSW Music Festival and Conference in Austin, Texas to perform the first Cuban heavy metal concert on U.S. soil. To help UBTR quickly raise funds over the next few weeks to cover Escape’s travel and visa costs to SXSW, BLACK TUSKdonated a track to The Red Album, UBTR’s first compilation CD now available by donation atwww.unblocktherock.com.


BLACK TUSK latest release Set The Dial is streaming in full at this location. The album is available for purchase via Relapse.com here and iTunes here.


BLACK TUSK is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact the relevant publicity contact listed below. Updated BLACK TUSK news and tour information will be made available at the Relapse Recordswebsite and BLACK TUSK Facebook page.


Black Tusk Headline Dates:

3/1: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero

3/2: Chesapeake, VA @ Roger’s Sports Pub (With Iron Reagan)

3/3: Harrisonburg, VA @ Blue Nile

3/4: Frederick, MD @ Café 611

3/5: Reading, PA @ Reverb


Black Tusk with Today is the Day, KEN Mode and Fight Amp:

3/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

3/7: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East – Downstairs

3/8: New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

3/9: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary Coast

3/10: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater

3/11: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Upstairs)

3/12: Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth

3/13: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

3/14: San Antonio, TX @ Korova

3/16: Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/17: Dallas, TX @ Sandbar Cantina (headliner)

3/19: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

3/20: Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina

3/21: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick

3/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite

3/24: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium

3/25: San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room

3/26: Portland, OR @ Rotture

3/27: Seattle, WA @ Highline

3/28: Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown

3/29: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

3/30: Kamloops, BC @ Bailey’s Pub

4/1: Calgary, AB @ The Palomino

4/2: Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s

4/4: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret

4/5: Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium

4/6: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock