Thursday, June 30, 2011

D&D: Interview with David Gold of WOODS OF YPRES

Man, am I stoked for this one. Today, I had the pleasure of Interviewing David Gold of WOODS OF YPRES. I guess you could consider this a "David on David" or "D&D" interview, considering we're both named David, only that David is probably twice my age, considering I'm still fourteen. ANYWAYS, it is my honor to give you all, my interview with WOODS OF YPRES.

Metal in Ruins: Hey David! Before we begin I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to do this interview! I love Woods of Ypres and am currently anticipating the new release! Lets begin!

David Gold: You're welcome!  Let's do it!  

MIR: So Woods of Ypres is working on a follow up to Woods IV: The Green Album, Can you please tell us about the new release?

DG: We'll be completing the writing for "Woods 5" in July and recording in August.  Similar to all previous WOODS OF YPRES albums, this one will be different.  We're always experiencing change and growing, becoming more, and therefore we feel that the sound has no choice but to progress with each album.  We simply provide the parts and the song itself does the rest by coming together and reflecting an image of how we really feel.  Writing songs is a great way to get to know yourself and to put forth the real you out into the world via the popular medium of music.  I think this one will really show our age and (I know the old school metalheads dislike the use of this word, but...) maturity.  The old days were wild and desperate and so though some might expect us to have become more controlled and reserved, we actually feel quite free in our expression nearing our 10th year as a band and for me, in my 30's.  It's that freedom of expression, not control or fear, that allow will allow WOODS OF YPRES to continue to reinvent and eventually realize itself.         

MIR: How is the albums process going?

David Gold: Well enough not to panic though I'm already working on it everyday and we have lots of time yet to experiment.  Having done five previous WOODS OF YPRES recordings, I have a pretty good sense of where to put the pressure in the creative phase.  Riffs and words generally start at the same time but completely independent from each other.  Nearing the deadline, I start to match ideas with sounds that fit and the songs take their own shape.  There is certainly a process, one of refinement.  The first ideas are usually the ones that are stumbled upon, the ones that come for free, but the best ideas and the ones that help complete and unify a song's elements are the ones that usually have to be earned through time, attention and patience.  The more time and attention you spend getting to know a song, the stronger it will become.  It's much like a relationship.  

MIR:  What is the influence on the new album? Will it differ in anyway compared to any other Woods of Ypres album?

DG: It won't intentionally be a concept album, as in, I didn't go into the process intending it to be one, but it still might resemble one in the end.  WII: "Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth" and W4: "The Green Album" were both concept albums where they had to start somewhere, tell a story and come to some conclusion by the end.  W5 is scheduled to have 10 disconnected, self contained songs.  

MIR: Is there any estimated release time?

Early 2012.  If W5 has a colour it's black.  If it has a season, it will be winter, though not in a black metal way.  An early 2012 in the dark months will be most suitable for those first listens.  

MIR:  If I am correct, the new album will be called Woods V: You Were the Light, is there any significance within the title? Does it refer to the theme of the album?

DG:  We've actually already released "You Were the Light" on the "Home" 7-inch single with digital download.  "You Were the Light" ( ) and "Falling Apart" ( ) are both available for previewing on YouTube right now, and if you like it, you can order a copy:
We recorded these songs after tour last summer, before signing to Earache, which would later considered "Woods IV.5: You Were the Light" and not quite "Woods 5".  We'll be recording the real "Woods 5" this summer which will be released by Earache records in 2012.    

MIR: As we can all clearly tell, there is a mass amount of energy and creativity within every second of every song from WoY, what helps induce and generate the creativity found within the bands music?

DG: Wild inspiration, refined with time and care.  Ideas are always floating around and often accumulating in various files, physical, digital and imaginary, in my mind, but it takes attention and focus to turn them into a finished piece.  You really have to have both the inspiration and the organizational as well as time management skills to create something great.  I've been somewhat satisfied with a few things we've done in the past but I'm always striving for that greatness, that which we have yet to achieve.    

MIR: Being a band on the Blackened Doom Metal side of music, you must know a few great bands, are there any you'd be willing to share to the metal heads reading this in need of new tunes?

DG: A couple of the best underground bands that we recently shared the stage with are VEX from Texas and CORMORANT from California.  As a personal recommendation from me, please check them out!  They both have new albums coming out this year that are the best work yet from either band!  

MIR: Do you have any preparations ahead for summer tours?

DG: WOODS OF YPRES just finished a near 40 day tour of North America in May and June.  We'll be focusing on the new album for the rest of the summer.

MIR: Where do you see Woods of Ypres getting within the next few years? Do you have high expectations for the band?

DG: High hopes and low expectations is the best way to prepare yourself for this life.  Opportunities come and go, you win some and miss some but WOODS OF YPRES will always continue to write and release new music, regardless of the lack of and also in spite of potential success.  Sure some time and comfort would be nice, but I know that staying hungry keeps me inspired to do more.  Satisfaction is the death of desire, as they say.  We have work to do yet.  

MIR: I understand you have a label called Krankenhaus. How is the label currently doing?

DG: My first indy label was called KRANKENHAUS REORDS which was in business until about 2008 when I changed the name of my operations to PRACTICAL ART RECORDS (P.A.R.).  I used to work with other bands and release albums other than my own but I found it to be a rather unrewarding way to spend my efforts.  I have since continued to release the music of WOODS OF YPRES and other side projects that I've got involved in.  After having a direct mail order business for nearly 9 years, it's hard to completely give it up!  I've always enjoyed our DIY routines, working with the mail and connecting with our listeners.  I may always keep this going, even in some small way, as long as there is still mail service available in the world.  

MIR: Thank you so much for taking your time to do this interview. I am honored to display your name among the other great bands the website has interviewed. Do you have anything to add before we go?

DG: Visit, buy W4: The Green Album on CD, double-vinyl (available in 4 colours!) or digitally on i-tunes, 'like' WOODS OF YPRES at and for 100+ videos!  Anticipate "Woods 5"!   

Woods of Ypres is in the process of making their new album. If you love their music as much as I do you'd listen to David and buy the Woods 4 album. I can promise you, It will be worth the purchase. Thanks again to David for doing this interview. I hope he enjoys his time being "Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery." (woods of ypres pun)

See you all later!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Underground Interview: Dave Kerr of NYC's IKILLYA

We're back today with this awesome interview from a great band. IKILLYA is a Metal piece hailing from New York City (probably one of the best on the NYC scene at the moment...) And if anything, these guys definitely know how to cram shit-loads of awesome into each song they make. We got to talk to IKILLYA guitarist Dave Kerr about the band, their latest release RECON, plus more! So it's my pleasure to show you all, Metal in Ruins interview with IKILLYA

Metal in Ruins: hey man! before we begin I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to do this interview. Lets begin!
So your most recent release RECON came out a few months ago, what is the theme of the album? What does IKILLYA'S music originate from?

Dave Kerr: Thanks David!  Glad to be doing the interview man…and thanks for giving us the opportunity. Yeah Recon was released a couple of months back, which was really cool as it took pretty much a year to finish.  The theme is basically that this collection of songs is, give or take, the first set we have written.  It’s an introduction to IKILLYA, and really a taster of the type of thing we are capable of.  The music comes from all of us.  We will write bits and pieces, different parts, then just bring them to the band and put them through the meat grinder.  It isn’t an IKILLYA song till its been messed with and reworked by all of us, many times over.

MIR:  How did the band create their sound? What influenced the band to make the music they make today?

DK:  I’m not really sure how we made, or are making our sound to be honest.  Its just what we sound like.  Though we all love metal, there are so many different musical backgrounds and influences at play that it just ends up sounding like it does.  Mansa is really a jazz guy, as well as a lot of marching band style stuff, while I’m really into a lot of blues, funk, stuff like Dire Straits Tom Petty, SRV, Stevie Wonder.  Jason too loves stuff like Sigur Ross and Massive Attack.  As far as metal goes, the  bands we all agree on are probably Lamb of God, Gojira, and The Haunted.

MIR:  Being a metal band in New York, it's safe to say your obviously not the only metal band there. Are there any bands you'd recommend to some up and coming metal heads out there who need to get into more music?

DK:  A great question!  There are loads of awesome bands around just now, the scene is really taking off.  We have been lucky enough to play with lots of these guys, but there are a ton.  A few I really like are Hung, Alekhine’s Gun, The Judas Syndrome, and though they are actually from Indiana, Devil to Pay.

MIR:  How do you feel about the underground metal music scene today? Is it as supportive as it should be or ever was?

DK:  Tough one.  I guess it is and it isn’t.  There are some great people working hard and supporting or promoting, but probably more who just play shows or whatever and don’t really contribute at all.  The NYC is slowly getting there, up to a good level, but its tough man, there are less and less venues to play, and for bands shit is expensive when you need to go places or produce quality music and stuff.

MIR:  IKILLYA is turning into a bigger and bigger band by the hour, where do you see you guys getting in the next few years? Do you see any big label signings on the way?

DK:  Well thanks for saying so!  Appreciated.  We re taking it step by step.  Music is a tough industry right now, so we are trying to be practical…building a fan base around NYC and surrounding, and playing as much as we can throughout the North East.  We’ll hopefully just be expanding our radius as we can and seeing where it takes us.  If people respond in the right way to the music, then that will make a big difference.  We can only keep working and see where it takes us. 

MIR: Thanks for taking the time for this quick interview. We hope for the best for all of you in the band and wish for a great future for IKILLYA.
do you have anything to add before we go?

DK: Absolute pleasure man, glad to be a part of Metal In Ruins.  I would like to say thanks to everyone who reads this and checks out our music, and that we have a big show coming up on July 16th in Rebel NYC – that’s in Manhattan.  It’s a 16+ show so everyone can come…some great bands playing with us, and we’d really appreciate it if people came along to see us!

IKILLYA wants YOU to go and buy their latest release RECON. Packed with heavy riffs and intense vocals, it's a must have for all you metal heads. for the price of just $5, you can own an album definitely worth paying for.   visit IKILLYA's Bandcamp to purchase the album. you won't regret it.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Re-mixed version of DEATH'S God of Thunder cover? Zaaaaanng!

    A re-mixed version of DEATH’s cover of the KISS track “God Of Thunder” has been posted online at “God Of Thunder” originally appeared as the Japanese bonus track on the band’s 1991 release of Human. This re-mixed version comes from the 20th anniversary re-issue of Human that saw its North American release yesterday, June 21, via Relapse Records.     Human has been entirely re-mixed by longtime DEATH producer Jim Morris and mastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, CONVERGE, THE MISFITS). The deluxe re-issue comes complete with expanded packaging featuring liner notes from Morris as well as former DEATH / current CYNIC guitarist Paul Masvidal and over an hour of newly unearthed, previously unreleased early demo tracks. Human is available on 2- and 3- disc sets as well as digitally. CD orders are being accepted now at this location along with new DEATH merch designs, and the album is available digitally via iTunes.

Machine Head to Go on Tour.... With BRING ME THE HORIZON?

Machine Head have announced tour dates for their "Eighth Plague Tour"

The eight plague tour consists of supporting bands on the roster such as DevilDriver (eh, okay) , Darkest Hour (yes!) , and Bring Me The Horizon. (wait.......what?)

I love Machine Head and Darkest Hour, but I'm not sure if I would really go to this.
Oh well, at least the dates aren't in my country.
02-Nov Wed            Norway, Oslo  - Sentrum
03-Nov Thu              Sweden, Stockholm - Aren         
05-Nov Sat               Finland, Tampere - Sorsapuisto-Sali
06-Nov Sun              Finland, Helsinki - Circus
08-Nov Tue              Denmark, Copenhagen - KB Halle      
09-Nov Wed            Germany, Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit 36
10-Nov Thu              Germany, Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
12-Nov Sat               Austria, Vienna - Gasomter
 13-Nov Sun             Italy, Milan - Alcatraz
 15-Nov Tue            Spain, Barcelona - Razzmatazz
 16-Nov Wed           Spain, Madrid - Riviera
17-Nov Thu             Portugal, Lisbon - Coliseum
18-Nov Fri              Portugal, Oporto - Coliseum
19-Nov Sat             Spain, Bilbao - Rockitar
21-Nov Mon           Switzerland, Zurich - Volkshaus
23-Nov Wed           France, Paris - Zenith
24-Nov Thu            Germany, Neu-Isenburg - Hugenottenhalle
25-Nov Fri              Germany, Munich - Tonhalle
26-Nov Sat             Germany, Ludwigsburg - Arena
28-Nov Mon           Holland, Eindhoven - Klokgebown
29-Nov Tue             Belgium, Brussels - Forest
30-Nov Wed          Germany, Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
03-Dec Sat             UK, London - Wembley Arena
 04-Dec Sun           UK, Birmingham - NIA
05-Dec Mon           UK, Glasgow - SECC
06-Dec Tue             UK, Glasgow - SECC

Hate all you want, but I wouldn't be caught dead at a show with Bring Me The Horizon.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


 A brand new video for CONTROL DENIED’s “Breaking The Broken” can be seen now The video was directed by Doug Cook and produced by DEATH manager Eric Greif for Perseverance Holdings Ltd., the company that oversees the works of Chuck Schuldiner. “Breaking The Broken” originally appears on CONTROL DENIED’s 1999 album ‘The Fragile Art of Existence’ that was recently re-issued by Relapse Records.

   For the deluxe re-issue, CONTROL DENIED’s legendary first album has been re-mastered, re-packaged and features liner notes from drummer Richard Christy, never-before-seen photographs, as well as over an hour of previously unreleased demo and rehearsal tracks. ‘The Fragile Art of Existence’ two-disc re-issue is now available world-wide in retail stores and the expanded three-disc set is available now exclusively via Relapse Mailorder.

Monday, June 20, 2011

UNKIND Post New Track

UNKIND has posted “Laumasielut” from their forthcoming album Harhakuvat online now via the band’s Facebook and MySpace pages. Harhakuvat was recorded and mixed by Kari Nieminen at Noisecamp Studios in TurkuFinland. The album is set for an August 2nd North American release date (August 15th internationally) on CD, LP, and digitally. The CD is available for pre-order at along with a preview of the album’s artwork.

   UNKIND has announced a European tour with DESTROYED IN SECONDS that kicks-off later this month as well as a Finnish tour with GHOST BRIGADE in September. These dates also include performances as part of the New Direction Festival (Germany), Obscene Extreme Festival (Czech Republic), and Liekeissa Festival (Finland). A listing of confirmed UNKIND tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon>

Friday, June 17, 2011

Best Albums of 2011: January-June

So it's been 6 months now. Which to all you stupid people, that's half a year. Since I decided to be a plagiarist, I copied most metal sites out there and decided to choose a few records of 2011 that just so happen to be amazing. You, the person reading this. (if you continue to read this, of course) either care about my opinion or not. So, here they are. My best albums of 2011 so far.

INDIAN- Guiltless

 This album over all is amazing. It has more than I could ever ask for in a doomy sludgy metal band. What with how it drones you into the music. It's just an album you cannot afford NOT to listen to. The album art is sick. The songs are sick. The dudes are sick. What more could any of you obviously want? If you really want your moneys worth, buy this. You wont ever regret it.

Exhumed- All Guts No Glory

"Exhumed? Those Death Grind legends? What? New album? Well is it amazing?" OF COURSE IT'S AMAZING! IT'S FUCKING EXHUMED GUYS! I have five simple words to say guys.....
Best album of 2011?

Morbid Angel- Illud Divinum Insanus

Just kidding!!!!!! That album fucking sucks.

Northless- Clandestine Abuse

This album may not be my number one this year so far, but damn. It's up there. with killer sludge tracks that make me want to bash my face into a sledgehammer, this album was over all great. I give the dudes in the band props for making an album this awesome.

Baring Teeth- Atrophy
This has got to be my favorite willowtip release of all time. Baring Teeth's debut album Atrophy is and album I've been looking for since the dawn of my metal head existence. If this is only the beginning of Baring Teeth, I wonder what will come next....

Weekend Nachos- Worthless

With a band name that awesome you know damn well it'd be a good album. Weekend Nachos' 2011 release Worthless is worthy of all the credit I can give. I've listened to the album far too many times to count. I blame my obsession over relapse bands for my love for Weekend Nachos. Oh I also blame them. For making kick-ass music. And because I need someone else to blame.

Neuraxis- Asylon
Ever listened to Neuraxis? The feeling is like cramming my head into a microwave filled with zombie flesh eating Koalas. Amazing. But highly brutal. Melodic Death Metal band Neuraxis obviously know how to put out one hell of an album.

Well everyone, there you go. I hope you all go out and purchase these releases rather than download. It's a shame no one knows how to support a label these days. Speaking of which. Thank all the labels (Relapse, Halo of Flies, Willowtip, Prosthetic) for giving all the bands listed an oppourtunity to put these out. And of course, don't forget to thank all the bands (INDIAN, Exhumed, Northless, Weekend Nachos, Neuraxis, Baring Teeth) for putting out such amazing albums.
Thanks all! The next time we'll see one of these will be in January. Until then keep supporting the site!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

REVOCATION Post New Track Online

   REVOCATION has posted “No Funeral” form their forthcoming album Chaos of Forms online now exclusively at The band has previously posted Chaos of Forms track “Cradle Robber” via the band’s Facebook and MySpace pages. REVOCATION recorded Chaos of Forms at Damage Studios in Southbridge, Massachusetts with engineer Pete Rutcho. The band’s third full-length and follow-up to their break-through Relapse debut Existence Is Futile has been set for an August 16th North American release date, September 5th internationally, and is available for pre-order at this location and at iTunes.  

   REVOCATION are on tour now in North America alongside FORBIDDEN, WHITE WIZARD, and HAVOK. The tour is currently in western Canada, crossing into the mid-west States next week. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.

    REVOCATION’s David Davidson was recently named as the number one modern guitar player in poll of the Top 25 Modern Metal Guitarists. Results from the poll can be viewed here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

HAIL!HORNET Post New Track

HAIL!HORNET has posted the track “Beast Of Bourbon” taken from their forthcoming albumDisperse The Curse online now at the band’s Facebook page. The long-awaited album from the southern metal band follows-up HAIL!HORNET’s self-titled 2007 debut and has been set for a July 19th North American release date. HAIL!HORNET is “Dixie” Dave Collins (WEEDEATER, BUZZOV*EN, BONGZILLA) on bass, Erik Larson (ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, BIRDS OF PREY, PARASYTIC) on drums, Vince Burke (BEATEN BACK TO PURE, LUNCH) on guitars, and T-roy Medlin (SOURVEIN, BUZZOV*EN) on vocals.

    Two years in the making, Disperse The Curse was recorded at Sniper Studio by the band’s own Vince Burke. The album features 11 new HAIL!HORNET tracks and artwork from Brian Mercer ( Disperse The Curse’s complete track listing is as follows: “Shoot The Pigs”, “”Gifted Horse”, “Disperse The Curse”, “Glass Roses”, “Beast of Bourbon”, “Kill the Liars”, “Unholy Foe”, “Suicide Belt”, “Dullards Creed”, “Scars”, and “Blacked Out In Broad Daylight”. The CD is available for pre-order now at this location.

The Black Dahlia Murder's RITUAL Now Streaming

The Black Dahlia Murder has invited to take part in revealing their new album, Ritual, to the world. The global exclusive premiere of Ritual will take place on Tuesday, June 14th at The full album, alongside previously released tracks Moonlight Equilibrium, Conspiring With the Damned, and Malenchanments of the Necrosphere, will be available for streaming for an entire week. The stream ends on Tuesday, June 21st, which is the day the album will be released to the masses in North America. The Black Dahlia Murder adds: "Finally, we get to reveal our labor of satanic love, Ritual! Turn out the lights, turn up the tunes, and let the night entrance you!"

Ritual is a collection of 12 tracks that see the band staying true to their sound and style while progressing in both writing and musicianship. Guitarist Ryan Knight has delivered truly searing leads that will without a doubt daze and lay waste the ears of both loyal Black Dahlia diehards and burgeoning fans alike. Music for Ritual was recorded in early 2011 in Detroit, MI with Mark Lewis (Deicide, Unearth) and the band producing with vocals and mixing taking place at Orlando, Florida based studio, Audio Hammer with Jason Suecof (BDM, Beneath the Massacre, Job for a Cowboy, All That Remains). The first single off Ritual, Moonlight Equilibrium, is now live at the following location along with several pre-order options:

The Black Dahlia Murder will return to Europe on June 18th and will appear at various festivals including Hellfest, Graspop, With Full Force, Sonisphere and more. North American fans will be able to catch TBDM live when the band headlines one of the summer's heaviest tours, the Summer Slaughter Tour, with label-mates Whitechapel and Six Feet Under in addition to Darkest Hour, Dying Fetus, and more. To see entire schedule of dates and to order your copy of Ritual, head to

06/18 Gothenburg, SE Metal Town Festival
06/19 Clisson, FR Hellfest
06/21 Bulle, CH Ebullition
06/22 Augsburg, DE Kantine
06/23 Karlsruhe, DE Stadtmitte
06/24 Dessel, BE Graspop Fest
06/25 Montabaur, DE Mach1 Festival
06/27 Brno, CR S Club
06/28 Graz, AUT Explosiv w/ Protest The Hero
06/29 Budapest, HU Dürer Kert w/Protest The Hero
06/30 Zagreb, HR Mocvara
07/01 Lustenau, AT Culture Factory
07/02 Roitzschjora, DE With Full Force
07/03 Badalona, ES Estraperlo Club
07/04 Madrid, ES Sala Live
07/05 Lisbon, PT Cine Teatro De Corroios
07/06 Gijon, ES Sala Acapulco
07/08 Knebworth, UK Sonisphere
End Tour
Summer Slaughter Tour w/ THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, Darkest Hour, SIX FEET UNDER, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Powerglove
07/22 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues
07/23 Anaheim, CA The Grove
07/25 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
07/26 Seattle, WA King Cat Theatre
07/28 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades
07/29 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
07/30 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
07/31 Scottsdale, AZ The Venue Scottsdale
08/02 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
08/04 Louisville, KY Expo Five
08/05 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
08/06 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
08/07 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
08/08 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
08/09 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
08/10 Montreal, QC Olympia
08/11 New York, NY Irving Plaza
08/12 Worcester, MA The Palladium
08/13 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
08/14 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
08/16 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
08/19 Houston, TX House Of Blues
08/20 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
08/21 Dallas, TX House Of Blues

Duedate tuesday: Alestorm, Necrodeath, Nordvargr, A Pale Horse Named Death, and more

New releases everyone! Dig in on the albums!

Aenaon -Cendres et Sang (Code 666)
Alestorm - Back Through Time (Napalm)
Bloodbound - Unholy Cross (AFM)
Bulldozen - Unexpected Fate Special Edition (Scarlet)
Death Strike - F--king Death Re-Release (Dark Descent)
Debauchery - Germany's Next Death Metal (AFM)
Fair To Midland - Arrow and Anchors (eOne)
Freedom Call - Live In Hellvetia (SPV)
Höllenlärm - Hellish Noise (HPGD)
Isis - Live II: 03.19.03 (Ipecac)
Lake Of Tears - Illwill (AFM)
Morne - Asylum (Profound Lore)
Necrodeath - The Age Of Fear (Scarlet)
Nordvargr - Re-Awaken (Code 666)
A Pale Horse Named Death - And Hell Will Follow Me (SPV)
Scar Of The Sun - A Series Of Unfortunate Concurrencies (Scarlet)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

DEKAPITATOR Stream Re-Issue Online Now

 Bay Area thrashers DEKAPITATOR are currently streaming the official re-issue of their 1999 full-length album We Will Destroy…You Will Obey!!! online now at this location. The long out-of-print album has been repackaged, remastered, and includes four new bonus tracks. We Will Destroy…You Will Obey!!! will see its CD and digital re-issue on June 21st and is available for pre-order at this location.

    DEKAPITATOR has previously released their Relapse debut The Storm Before The Calm in 2007.

Toxic Holocaust Premier New Track

TOXIC HOLOCAUST has posted a second track, “Bitch”, from their long-awaited new album Conjure and Command online now at the Decibel Magazine blog. The band has previously posted the track “Nowhere To Run” from Conjure and Command via Facebook. Conjure and Command will see its North American release on July 19th (July 18th internationally) and be available on multiple formats including digital, CD, 12” vinyl, as part of a deluxe double LP package, and a limited edition deluxe CD and DVD set that includes a full TOXIC HOLOCAUST live set. The CD is available for pre-order now at this location with additional pre-order options and images of deluxe packaging to be posted shortly.

    Additionally, TOXIC HOLOCAUST will join KVELERTAK for a four-week European tour this fall. This tour will also include TRAP THEM and WOLVES LIKE US and kick-off on November 18th in Hamburg, Germany. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below. More immediately, TOXIC HOLOCAUST will head out on a handful of east coast tour dates with punk rock icons LEFTOVER CRACK, including a performance as part of the East Coast Tsunami festival. A listing of confirmed dates and cities can be found below with more information on the East Coast Tsunami festival available here.

Friday, June 10, 2011

LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER'S Eterno Treblinka Now Streaming

Madrid, Spain’s LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER are currently streaming their new full-length album Eterno Treblinka online now at<>. Eterno Treblinka, which shares a title with the Charles Patterson book about animal rights, was recorded at FDS and VRS studios in Madrid and was engineered by Samuel Ruiz. The album includes 16 brand new tracks as well as a cover of FEAR OF GOD’s “Running Through The Blood”. Eterno Treblinka saw its North American release this past Tuesday, June 7th, and is available now at this location<>. The vinyl pressing will be through Power It Up in Europe and Deep Six in North America.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Metal in Ruins: Bands to Know Pt. 1

The official "Metal in Ruins: Bands to Know Pt. 1" is now up for grabs!!!!! Click the link below if you want a piece of this action! I mean, C'mon! it's free guys! And It's got nothing but some of the most bad-ass mother fucking awesomest bands on the scene! 

Metal in Ruins Announcements

Greetings all! I hope you're all good today. We have a few announcements today. So prepare for the news!

-First off, Metal in Ruins has gone mobile. A mobile version of the website has been made for all you people who want to recieve our news on the go. You can enter the original url ( on their mobile device and a mobile version will appear!

-We have a new person working on the MIR team, we welcome Morgan! Unfortunately, Morgan is in the hospital, and will not be able to post within the upcoming weeks.

-Last off, we have an announcement about the Metal in Ruins "Bands to Know Pt. 1" compilation. We are pleased to announce that the FREE compilation will be released at 12:00 pm eastern time TODAY. So everyone prepare for the awesomeness! the compilation includes:
-All Consuming Flood
-Coathanger Abortion
-Teratological Nightmare
-This is Not a Game of Who the Fuck are You
-Tir Asleen

Thanks to all the awesome bands who made this possible! And of course, all you supporting metal heads out there!

Up the irons!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


DYING FETUS has posted their cover of BOLT THROWER’s “Unleashed Upon Mankind” from their forthcoming limited edition, mini-LP History Repeats… online at this location.History Repeats… marks the band’s 20th anniversary and sees them covering tracks from bands who have influenced them (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, PESTILENCE, etc.) History Repeats… also includes a brand new DYING FETUStrack exclusive to this release. The mini-LP is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide and set for a July 19th North American release date through FYE stores and Relapse Mailorder exclusively. History Repeats… will be released internationally on July 25th. Additional information and pre-orders are available here.

History Repeats… full track listing is as follows:

1. Fade Into Obscurity (Dehumanized cover)
2. Unchallenged Hate (Napalm Death cover)
3. Gorehog (Broken Hope cover)
4. Rohypnol (Dying Fetus original exclusive to this release)
5. Unleashed Upon Mankind (Bolt Thrower cover)
6. Twisted Truth (Pestilence cover)
7. Born In A Casket (Cannibal Corpse cover)

Duedate Tuesday= AWESOME

This is by far my favorite day of Metal releases. From Amorphis, to Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Cerebral Bore, Iron Maiden, Job For a Cowboy, Looking For an Answer,  Morbid Angel, and TOMBS. This Day is Great guys. See anything you like? You can go to your local music store or amazon or the labels sites and purchase these CD's TODAY.

AC/DC - Let There Be Rock DVD (Warner)
Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times (Nuclear Blast)
Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here (The End)
Ancient VVisdom - A Godlike Inferno (Shinebox)
Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions (Century Media)
Avantasia - The Flying Opera Live DVD/CD (Nuclear Blast)
Barn Burners - Bangers II: Scum Of The Earth (Metal Blade)
Behemoth - Abyssus Abyssum Invocat (Metal Blade)
Black September - The Forbidden Gates Beyond Re-Release (Prosthetic)
Brent Hinds Presents - Fiends Without A Face and West End Motel (Rocket Science)
Cerebral Bore - Maniacal Miscreation (Earache)
Chrome Division - 3rd Round Knockout (Nuclear Blast)
Crashdiet - Generation Wild (Frontiers)
Dr. Midnight and The Mercy Cult - I Declare Treason (Season Of Mist)
Elevate: I Am - The Ghost Eclipse Sessions (ALF)
Engineer - Crooked Voices (Black Market Activities)
Falconer - Armod (Metal Blade)
Gigan - Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes (Willowtip)
Hammerfall - Infected (Nuclear Blast)
Iron Maiden - From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010 (Universal)
Job For A Cowboy - Gloom EP (Metal Blade)
Karma To Burn - V (Napalm)
Khann - Erode (Black Market Activities)
Looking For An Answer - Eterno Treblinka (Relapse)
Morbid Angel - Illud Divinum Insanus (Season Of Mist)
Origin - Entity (Nuclear Blast)
Pharaoh - Ten Years EP (Cruz del Sur)
Sister - Hated (Metal Blade)
The Soulless - Isolated (Earache)
Tombs - Path Of Totality (Relapse)
Tyr - The Law Of Thyrm (Napalm)
Various Artists - Afterparty Massacre Soundtrack (Ibex Moon)
Whitesnake - Live At Donington 1990 (Frontiers)