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Music Review: Thinning the Herd CD: Freedom from the Known

Music Review: Thinning the Herd

CD: Freedom from the Known

Label: Saint Marks Records

Available: May 9th, 2013

by: TJ Fowler

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It’s a bit hard for me to classify Thinning the Herd.  They have a Black Sabbath old school fuzzy sound while the vocals sound a bit on the punk side but also of something else I can put my finger on.  As a result I find we have an interesting and nice mix of different musical elements that result in an enjoyable listening experience. Continue reading Music Review: Thinning the Herd CD: Freedom from the Known

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GRIME: Italian Sludge Miscreants Join Forcefield Records Album Details Unveiled

Richmond, Virginia-based Forcefield Records is pleased to announce the signing of Italian doom miscreants, GRIME!

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST: ‘Agony of the Damned’ Lyric Video Released

 

Portland’s favorite punk/metal delinquents TOXIC HOLOCAUST have unleashed a lyric video for “Agony Of The Damned”. Initially featured on the band’s 2011 “Conjure And Command” full-length, the song makes an “updated” appearance on the “From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction” compilation, set for release via Relapse Records next month. Continue reading TOXIC HOLOCAUST: ‘Agony of the Damned’ Lyric Video Released

CALL OF THE VOID: Full Album Streaming At Lambgoat

CALL OF THE VOID: Full Album Streaming At Lambgoat

Roadside Takeover Continues

 

In honor of its release today, Lambgoat is currently streaming CALL OF THE VOID’s sadistic Dragged Down A Dead End Path full-length in its entirety at THIS LOCATION.

Fittingly dubbed “powerful, harsh crust grind at its fucking finest,” by American Aftermath, and “an intense and hard hitting CD, with some of the sickest guitar playing heard since Death’s Spiritual Healing,” by Wicked Channel, CALL OF THE VOID churn a bastardized mesh of filth-ridden, powerviolence-tinged hardcore with reckless abandon. With more than 25 minutes of confrontational audio hate, the ten-track Dragged Down A Dead End Path was recorded at the Boar’s Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah by Andy Patterson and mastered by Chris Mcnaughton. Notes Outburn in an 8/10 review of the record, “With a raw, messy sound drenched in over-amped guitars and driven by pure bile, they channel grindcore and Iron Monkey-esque sludgy unpleasantness and with each track – the longest topping out at 3:44 – they go off in a half dozen directions without ever losing their focus on destroying everything close by.”

CALL OF THE VOID are currently pillaging their way through the US on a three-week tour that included four scathing appearances at SXSW. Remaining dates are included below.

Order a physical copy of Dragged Down A Dead End Path HERE or a digital version via iTunes HERE. Additionally, you can watch the band’s lyric video for “Endless Ritual Abuse” courtesy of Blow The Scene at THIS LOCATION.

CALL OF THE VOID Dragged Down A Dead End Path Tour 2013 [remaining dates]:
3/19/2013 The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA at w/ Ambassador Gun, Wolves And Jackals, Dropout
3/20/2013 House Show – Charleston, SC w/ Ambassador Gun, False Light
3/21/2013 Roger’s Sports Pub – Chesapeake, VA w/ Ambassador Gun, Apollocreed, Malaria, Knife Creep
3/22/2013 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Ambassador Gun, Passage Between, Fortress
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
3/26/2013 Kopec’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Ambassador Gun, Dendritic Arbor
3/27/2013 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Ambassador Gun, Beak
3/28/2013 The Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN w/ Ambassador Gun, Much Worse, Nerves
3/29/2013 THE Shop – Davenport, IA w/ Wax Moth, Crater, My Pal Trigger

“From start to finish, Dragged Down A Dead End Path is a blast of hardcore mixed with metal. Not ‘metalcore’… what people think of when those genres are mentioned in the same sentence. Bottom line: CALL OF THE VOID brings ten dirty, heavy as hell, tracks of in-your-face urgency.” — Echoes And Dust

“…vocalist Steve Vanica is truly vicious. Obvious points of reference would be other crusty-core bands such as GazaEarly Graves and to a certain extent Nails, but at the same time the band manage to invoke some of the dark punk-y groove of Trap Them, that’s too often overlooked by bands of their ilk.” — HeavyBlogIs Heavy

“A violent debut from this young band. One that will curb-stomp your ears and then ask you to say ‘thank you’ afterwards. Better wear a crash helmet, and learn to be appreciative. I, for one, am indeed.” — Sludgelord

 “Having a bad day at work? Did some cellphone addicted moron cut you off? I suggest blasting CALL OF THE VOID from your speakers, as this is anger therapy in 30 minutes and it’ll make you feel a whole lot better. A damn fine album and a band you will no doubt hear plenty more from in 2013.” – The Lair Of Filth

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CALL OF THE VOID Unleashes New Lyric Video; SXSW Appearances Announced

CALL OF THE VOID today reveals a brand new lyric video for “Endless Ritual Abuse.” Hosted by Blow The Scene, the song comes by way of the band’s Dragged Down A Dead End Path full-length set to drop next month via Relapse Records. Formerly known as Ironhorse, CALL OF THE VOID churn a bastardized mesh of filthy powerviolence-charred hardcore.

Featuring more than 25 minutes of confrontational audio hate, the ten-track Dragged Down A Dead End Path was recorded at the Boar’s Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah by Andy Patterson and mastered by Chris Mcnaughton. Opines Echoes And Dust in an early impression of the record: “From start to finish, Dragged Down A Dead End Path is a blast of hardcore mixed with metal. Not ‘metalcore’… what people think of when those genres are mentioned in the same sentence. Bottom line: CALL OF THE VOIDbrings ten dirty, heavy as hell, tracks of in-your-face urgency.” Adds HeavyBlogIsHeavy, “…vocalist Steve Vanica is truly vicious. Obvious points of reference would be other crusty-core bands such as Gaza, Early Graves and to a certain extent Nails, but at the same time the band manage to invoke some of the dark punk-y groove of Trap Them, that’s too often overlooked by bands of their ilk.”

“Prey on the weakness of mind,” and watch “Endless Ritual Abuse” courtesy of Blow The Scene at THIS LOCATION.

Dragged Down A Dead End Path 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.

Additionally, CALL OF THE VOID kicked off their three-week roadside takeover this weekend. Ravaging the country alongside Ambassador Gun on select dates, the tour will include four appearances at SXSW including the Relapse Records/Chaos In Tejas showcase at Red 7 alongside labelmates Inter Arma, ASG, Royal Thunder, Howl and Black Tusk. See updated itinerary below.

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, “Napalm Lungs,” which recently premiered via Pitchfork, RIGHT HEREand “Bottom Feeder” courtesy of Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION.

CALL OF THE VOID Dragged Down A Dead End Path Tour 2013 [remaining dates]:
3/11/2013 Gasworks – Albuquerque, NM w/ Creative Adult, Harbors
3/12/2013 The Downtown Lounge – Tulsa, OK w/ Wolfhammer
3/13/2013 Metal Wreckage Showcase @ Hangar Lounge – Austin, TX w/ Junius, A Life Once Lost, Pinkinsh Black, Power Trip
3/14/2013 Unofficial SXSW @ Austin Java w/ Creative Adult, Illustrations, Canyons, Globe & Beast, more
3/15/2013 March Madness 1808 @ The Annex at w/ A Life Once Lost, Mutilation Rites, Homewrecker, Full of Hell, Inter Arma, Loma Prieta, Kill The Client, more
3/16/2013 Relapse Records/Chaos In Tejas Official Showcase @ Red 7 w/ Inter Arma, ASG, Royal Thunder, Howl, Black Tusk
3/17/2013 The Sound Stage – Conway, AK w/ Ambassador Gun, Snakedriver
3/18/2013 Avalon House – Murfreesboro, TN w/ Ambassador Gun, Pissbath, Sovereign
3/19/2013 The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA at w/ Ambassador Gun, Wolves And Jackals, Dropout
3/20/2013 House Show – Charleston, SC w/ Ambassador Gun, False Light
3/21/2013 Roger’s Sports Pub – Chesapeake, VA w/ Ambassador Gun, Apollocreed, Malaria, Knife Creep
3/22/2013 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Ambassador Gun, Passage Between, Fortress
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
3/26/2013 Kopec’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Ambassador Gun, Dendritic Arbor
3/27/2013 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Ambassador Gun, Beak
3/28/2013 The Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN w/ Ambassador Gun, Much Worse, Nerves
3/29/2013 THE Shop – Davenport, IA w/ Wax Moth, Crater, My Pal Trigger

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