COLISEUM: Resign to Deathwish Inc.; Reissue of Debut Set

Coliseum - ColiseumLouisville, Kentucky’s COLISEUM have resigned to Deathwish Inc. and will have their self-titled debut reissued August 19, 2014.  Coliseum Deluxe Reissue will include their self titled debut album (out of print since 2006) paired with eight essential bonus tracks from their primordial years. Originally recorded by Jason Loewenstein of SEBADOH and now fully remixed by Joel Grind of TOXIC HOLOCAUST, the release also features new deluxe packaging, insightful liner notes, and cover artwork by John Baizley of BARONESS.

APESHIT’s Top Metal Albums of 2013

carcass.surgicalsteelOnce again, another fruitful year in extreme music draws to a close.  We saw some long awaited comebacks by legends, three quarters of the original SABBATH line up, VOIVOD and CARCASS.  The godfathers of U.S. death metal had a healthy year with strong releases by SUFFOCATION, DEICIDE, and IMMOLATION.  We also saw young superstars, GHOST B.C. and KVELERTAK, release good sophomore albums.  Perhaps the most polarizing and criticized album is SATYRICON‘s self-titled album, which was roasted by the majority of the media and fans.

Among the mountains of releases, there is one album that we’ll gush about again and again, and that’s CARCASS‘ comeback album, Surgical Steel.  There are always good and interesting albums coming out all the time, and then there are the untouchable albums that only the legendary bands could create.  Surgical Steel scorches everything in its path and clearly shows that in the pantheon of active bands, they are at the top.

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ENGLISH DOGS Classic Line Up to Headline 2012 U.S. Tour with THE CASUALTIES, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, HAVOK

The classic Forward Into Battle line up of the ENGLISH DOGS will headline a 2012 North American with support by THE CASUALTIES, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, and HAVOK.

Graham “Gizz” Butt comments, “In 1984 to 1986 Me , Pinch and Adie were writing and recording some of the most important and influential songs of our lives and our Forward into Battlealbum was the peak of our success. The American fans completely got it . CROSSOVER HAD ARRIVED !! Our 1985 debut USA tour exploded with sell-out shows and sights we’d never seen before, queues half a mile down the street , mosh pits and circle pits all night long. We have finally reunited to achieve a dream that has been going on for over 25 years. To realize the entire FORWARD INTO BATTLE album , along with To The Ends Of The Earth EP, another ambitious milestone, live in all their glories, to North America.”

Founding ENGLISH DOGS member, Pinch, added: “We were young and hungry for a musical challenge. The hardcore punk scene had become stagnant and new territories needed exploring.Adding Gizz to the band let us off the leash and we were able to wander down any musical alley we chose. We were 20 years old when we recorded F.I.B., playing way beyond our abilities as musicians and lacking the studio technology to capture it. Now, 25 years later, we will finally be able to do this album justice, sonically. Live and in your face, the genre we helped to create is going once more, Forward into Battle.”

Tour dates:
2/10 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
2/11 Boston, MA @ Middle East
2/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
2/13 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
2/14 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
2/15 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
2/16 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
2/17 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/19 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/21 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
2/22 Portland, OR @ Branx
2/23 Oakland, CA @ The Pound
2/24 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
2/25 Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater

TOXIC HOLOCAUST – Conjure and Command

If you love classic 80’s metal, hardcore, and punk, then by default you can find enjoyment in Portland’s TOXIC HOLOCAUST. So many of the elements of these genres are once again embodied in the band’s latest, Conjure and Command.

Speed, d-beats, open E string eighth notes, punk songwriting approach, the Jeff Walker meets Chronos vocals, meaty riffs and aggression are packed into this record. The band often capture those classic, anthemic moments all over Conjure and Command. Additionally, almost every song is perfect for the live environment.

Basically, the album wins on style points though overall it may not necessarily leave a strong lasting impression. But there are parts and full songs where TOXIC HOLOCAUST truly hit their stride such as “Judgment Awaits You,” “Agony of the Damned,” and “In the Depths (of Your Mind).”

If you’re looking for a quick fix, few bands can satisfy in as many ways as TOXIC HOLOCAUST. (Relapse Records)

Toxic Holocaust – “Nowhere To Run” by RelapseRecords

SATYRICON to Headline North American Tour

Norway’s SATYRICON have announced a 24-city headlining tour of North America which kicks off September 25th in Baltimore, MD. Support will come from BLEEDING THROUGH, CHTHONIC, and TOXIC HOLOCAUST (through 10/10).

SATYRICON frontman, Satyr, commented on the tour: “Finally…The way everyone greeted us in the states and Canada during our run in January, February and March, it was obvious that we needed to come back as soon as possible. The reception we got every night, all the conversations we had after the shows with everyone who had been waiting for us to make it over…it was given that it was never a question of if, just when. For the most part we are focusing on coming back to the same cities as we visited in the winter, so that you can see the full SATYRICON show that you got a taste of a few months back. There are also some cities in there where we will be visiting for the first time.”

Dates are as follows:
9/25 Baltimore, MD Sonar
9/26 Norfolk, VA Norva
9/28 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
9/29 Orlando, FL Firestone
10/1 Houston, TX Warehouse
10/2 Dallas, TX The Door
10/3 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
10/5 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
10/6 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater
10/7 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
10/8 West Hollywood, CA Key Club
10/10 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
10/12 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
10/13 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
10/16 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
10/17 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
10/19 Mokena, IL The Pearl Room
10/20 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Down Under
10/21 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/23 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/24 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
10/25 New York, NY The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza
10/27 Montreal, QC Club Soda

To coincide with the tour, SATYRICON will be releasing a special edition 2-CD set of its latest album, The Age of Nero. Bonus material includes 8 live and rare recordings never before available in North America. This edition drops September 29th.

SATYRICON: Headlining North American Tour with BLEEDING THROUGH, CHTHONIC, TOXIC HOLOCAUST

SATYRICON have announced that they will be returning to North America for a headlining tour this fall. The tour will be rounded out by BLEEDING THROUGH, CHTHONIC, and TOXIC HOLOCAUST.

Confirmed dates are as follows:
Sep. 25 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Sep. 26 – Norfolk, VA- Norva
Sep. 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sep. 29 – Orlando, FL – The Club
Oct. 01 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Oct. 02 – Dallas, TX – The Door
Oct. 03 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Oct. 05 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Oct. 06 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
Oct. 07 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
Oct. 08 – West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
Oct. 10 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Oct. 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 13 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Oct. 14 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Theater
Oct. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT- Club Sound
Oct. 17 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater
Oct. 19 – Mokena, IL – The Pearl Room
Oct. 20 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Oct. 21 – Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
Oct. 23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Oct. 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Oct. 25 – New York, NY – The Fillmore @ Irving
Oct. 27 – Montreal, Quebec – Club Soda

EARLY MAN Working on Second Album

EARLY MAN is back in the studio, currently working on their long-awaited sophomore full-length with Jack Endino (HIGH ON FIRE, ZEKE, VALIENT THORR, NIRVANA). The still-untitled album–the followup to the band’s critically-acclaimed 2005 debut Closing In (Matador)–will be released by The End Records in early 2009. EARLY MAN–guitarist/vocalist Mike Conte, drummer Adam Bennati, guitarist Pete Macy, and bassist Tim Ramage–are keeping fans updated on their progress in the studio at this location: http://earlyjourney.blogspot.com/

In anticipation of the release of the forthcoming album, EARLY MAN will be hitting the road for some dates out west with 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and TOXIC HOLOCAUST.

EARLY MAN on tour with 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and TOXIC HOLOCAUST:

01/10/09 Sat @ WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
01/12/09 Mon @ The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
01/13/09 Tue @ Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
01/14/09 Wed @ The Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
01/15/09 Thu @ The Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
01/16/09 Fri @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
01/17/09 Sat @ Soma – San Diego, CA
01/18/09 Sun @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
01/20/09 Tue @ Whiskey Dicks Saloon – South Lake Tahoe, CA
01/22/09 Thu @ Riversdale Grange – Roseburg, OR
01/23/09 Fri @ Hawthorne – Portland, OR
01/24/09 Sat @ Wild Buffalo House of Music – Bellingham, WA

MUNICIPAL WASTE: The Art of Thrashing

If there’s one band’s success that has forced labels scrambling to sign retro-thrash bands, it’s Richmond, Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE. Taking the best of the worlds of classic punk, hardcore, and thrash, the band add their own attitude and style to create some of the best crossover music in decades. The WASTE‘s new album, The Art of Partying, does just that while continuing where 2005’s excellent Hazardous Mutation left off but with added thrashing fury. APESHIT hung out with vocalist, Tony Foresta and drumgod Dave Witte during one of the stops on their recent tour with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. What we learned was that despite their comedy-induced image, MUNICIPAL WASTE are dead serious about their music.

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Kick Off East Coast Tour; Provide Partying Guide

Crossover thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE will begin their east coast tour today in Kingston, Pennsylvania. The band will be supported by SKELETON WITCH and TOXIC HOLOCAUST.

The band were featured on Daniel P Carter’s Radio One Rock Show this past Monday. In case you missed the show live, you can still listen to it online and hear bassist LandPhil revealing his version of the true art of having a good time and exclusive tips for ultimate partying. You can access it online at at www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/rockshow/.

Tour dates:
21 Sep 2007 – Backstage – Kingston, Pennsylvania
22 Sep 2007 – The Championship – Trenton, New Jersey
23 Sep 2007 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
25 Sep 2007 – Europa – Brooklyn, New York
26 Sep 2007 – The Living Room – Providence, Rhode Island
27 Sep 2007 – The Paladium Upstairs – Worcester, Massachusetts
28 Sep 2007 – The Loft – Poughkeepsie, New York
29 Sep 2007 – Showplace Theater – Buffalo, New York
30 Sep 2007 – Now Thats Class – Cleveland, Ohio
2 Oct 2007 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 Oct 2007 – Arlington Heights K of C Hall – Arilington, Illinois
4 Oct 2007 – The Mad Hatter – Covington, Kentucky
5 Oct 2007 – Harpos – Detroit, Michigan
6 Oct 2007 – Opera House – Toronto, Ontario
7 Oct 2007 – The Waterfront – Springfield, Massachusetts
8 Oct 2007 – Trinity on Main – New Britain, Connecticut
9 Oct 2007 – The Ottobar – Baltimore, Maryland
10 Oct 2007 – Guzmans – Harrisonburg, Virginia
25 Oct 2007 – Volume 11 Tavern – Raleigh N.C.
27 Oct 2007 – Common Grounds – Gainsville
3 Nov 2007 – Saints & Sinners Festival – Asbury Park, New Jersey