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  • Richmond, VA psychedelic doomsters WINDHAND have entered the studio with legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High on Fire). The band is recording their highly anticipated third full-length album at Soundhouse Recording in Seattle, WA. The currently untitled album will see a fall release via Relapse Records and promises to be their most ambitious record to date. The album will contain nine songs including titles like "Two Urns", "Hyperion" and "Kingfisher".
  • Savage Land is the forthcoming debut full-length from death metal perpetrators, GRUESOME. Featuring within their bestial ranks members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Derketa, GRUESOME is a supergroup of sorts paying homage to the game-changing sounds of Death's early recordings.
  • The Crash & The Draw is the long-anticipated new full-length from Midwest sound exhibitionists, MINSK. Set to drop via Relapse Records this Spring, The Crash & The Draw follows the enigmatic collective's six-year hiatus and delivers eleven arresting movements that transcend far beyond the boundaries of post-metal, sludge and psychedelia.
  • Portland, Oregon's LORD DYING released their new album entitled Poisoned Altars, last month via Relapse Records. Since the release of the album, the band has been touring non-stop and are currently out on tour in North America supporting Anvil.
  • New York experimental death metal strategists, PYRRHON, have announced their first ever European tour. Featuring support from French grinders Department of Correction, the tour kicks off on April 10th in Paris and runs through April 25th in Plymouth, UK.
  • Cutting-edge death metal outfit, ULCERATE, has announced a run of Spring and early Summer tour dates throughout Australia and their native New Zealand.
  • BEDEMON is the first American doom band! Archival recordings from the 1970s featuring original Pentagram members Randy Palmer, Geof O’Keefe and Bobby Liebling! A must for fans of Pentagram, BEDEMON is a crucial glimpse into the nihilistic minds that gave birth to an entire genre!
  • Heavy rock titans TORCHE make their Relapse debut with the thunderous Restarter, a ten song triumph of an album. TORCHE rose to popularity merging huge infectious melodies with downtuned, crushing sludgey rock and on Restarter they've perfected the marriage. This is a record that is simultaneously hummable and heavy that will just as easily appeal to fans of Dinosaur Jr and Sonic Youth as it will Melvins and High On Fire-heads. But what truly sets TORCHE apart from their peers is their ability to use top-notch songwriting and soaring, harmonic vocals to create records that are heavier and louder and hookier than anyone else out there. “As harsh, heavy and mean as they have been in nearly a decade. Torche have made their most compelling record since Meanderthal.” 7.9/10 -Pitchfork “It feels like a Big Rock Album, the kind that we barely get from any band these days, no matter what part of the mainstream or underground they hail from.” 8/10 -Spin “…gloriously fuzzy, sludgy, hard-hitting fourth album from four of loud rock’s most adroit genre-benders” - Entertainment Weekly “The Must List” "Laced with the same infectious sludge as previous releases, Torche have upped their game yet again with their 2015 effort and makes us wonder what Florida put in the water." -Metal Hammer “Torche has proven (and continues to prove) that it’s one of the best metal bands active today.” -New Noise Magazine CHAINS FYE - $9.99 on endcap Best Buy - $7.99 on endcap FIRST WEEK ONLY NEWBURY COMICS Indie Stores 1-2-3-4 GO RECORDS ACOUSTIC SOUNDS AMOEBA MUSIC ATTIC RECORD STORE APPLAUSE MUSIC B-SIDE RECORDS AND TAPES BANANA BELT BOO BOO MUSIC BULL MOOSE MUSIC CACTUS PRODUCTIONS CD CENTRAL CD CITY CD COLLECTOR ANGELO'S. CULTURE CLASH DADDY KOOL DARKSIDE RECORDS & GALLERY DEARBORN MUSIC CO DESITNY MUSIC DIMPLE RECORDS SKIP'S DISC WORLD DISC EXCHANGE DOWN IN THE VALLEY E-MUSIC EASY STREET RECORDS CORP. ELECTRIC FETUS CO. END OF AN EAR ERIC'S TRIP EUCLID RECORDS EXCLUSIVE CORP, THE EXTREME NOISE RECORDS FINGERPRINTS FORVER YOUNG RECORDS TWIST AND SHOUT FINDER'S RECORDS GUEST ROOM RECORDS GOTHAM HAIGHT STREET AMOEBA PARK AVE HOLT ENTERPRISE HOLLYWOOD AMOEBA HOMER'S ACQUISITION CO INDEPENDENT RECORDS J.S. MUSIC CORPORATION JACK'S MUSIC SHOPPE BK MUSIC LANDLOCKED ENTERPRISES LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS LUNA MUSIC LTD. LUNCHBOX RECORDS M.F. METAL MUSIC MAD PLATTER MAD RHINO MAGNOLIA THUNDERPUSSY MATTHEW B. BRADISH MELANIE HERSHBERGER MUSIC MILLENNIUM MIDWEST TAPE MILLS RECORD COMPANY MOJO MUSIC MD OZ ENTERPRISES OTHER MUSIC RECORD EXCHANGE PRINCETON RECORD EXCHANGE PURE POP FOR NOW PEOPLE RAINY DAY RECORD CO RASPUTIN MUSIC RECKLESS RECORDS RECORD ARCHIVE RECORD TOWN RED CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTS ROLLING STONE CORP. ROUGH TRADE SHOP SALZERS RECORDS SCHOOLKIDS RECORDS OF NC SCOTTIS RECORD SHOP SECOND AVE RECORDS SHAKE IT SILVER PLATTERS SONIC BOOM RECORDS SOUNDBURST AUDIO DISTRO SOUND GARDEN TRACKS RECORDS STREETLIGHT RECORDS, LTD THREE MISFITS RECORD THEATRE UNITED RECORD PRESSING,LLC VINTAGE VINYL RECORDS VON'S SHOPS VINTAGE VINYL WATERLOO RECORDS WAX-N-FACTS WEST CANTERBURY WITS END ZIA ENTERPRISES
  • Texan trio, TRUE WIDOW have confirmed a series of tour dates this May, including shows with Earth and an appearance at Psycho California alongside Sleep, Pentagram, Cult of Luna and many others. The dates kick off May 11th in Albuquerque, NM and run through May 24th in Norman, OK. A complete listing is available below. TRUE WIDOW released their latest album, Circumambulation, via Relapse Records in 2013. The album of hypnotic, heavy-but-melodic shoegaze was recorded at The Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas with the band reuniting with producer Matt Pence (Yuck, Jay Farrar). The album is available via the Relapse Webstore HERE and via iTunes HERE. The entire album is available to stream for free via the TRUE WIDOW Bandcamp page. The music video for "S:H:S," taken from Circumambulation, can be viewed HERE. True Widow Tour Dates Mar 15 Dallas, TX City Tavern^ May 11 Albuquerque, NM Sister* May 12 Tucson, AZ Club Congress* May 13 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom* May 16 Santa Ana, CA Psycho California @ The Observatory May 17 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill May 19 Portland, OR White Owl Social Club May 20 Seattle,WA Highline May 21 Boise, ID Neurolux May 22 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge May 23 Denver, CO Lost Lake May 24 Norman, OK The Opolis ^ = with Moon Duo * = with Earth
  • Following the release of their Relapse Records debut, Random Cosmic Violence, Portland, Oregon's sludge/doom destroyers, USNEA, have been confirmed as the sole support act for Ufomammut's upcoming first-ever North American tour this Spring. Guaranteed to be one of the heaviest, cerebrally-pummeling stateside live events of the year, the tour runs from May 13th through June 13th, with USNEA set to inundate dozens of cities, including on several off-tour headlining dates and a leg of shows on the way to rendezvous with Ufomammut, not to mention various regional shows in the coming weeks. USNEA's inconceivably devastating sophomore album Random Cosmic Violence saw release through Relapse in November amidst international critical acclaim, with reactions from journalists as positive as they were blown-away by the LP's tumultuous output. Recorded and mixed by Jared "Fester" See at Haywire Studios (Nux Vomica, Stoneburner, Rabbits) who supplies additional guitars to the title track, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Yob, High On Fire, Integrity), through their overwhelming black/occult metal-influenced funeral doom, USNEA has created a classic of the new millennium with Random Cosmic Violence. In time for the tour, USNEA will have a self-released repress of their self-titled debut LP constructed. Additional details on the repress will be available in the coming weeks preceding the trek.