As weeks decay one by one creeping towards the month of August, fans eagerly await for the arrival of a revolutionary event that regularly known for its brutality year after year. This year, three of Metal Blade’s finest artists will reign supreme on the stage where they will share in the revolutionary night of chaos. On August 9 10th darkness will reign amongst two great Canadian cities of Toronto, Ontario (August 9, 2011) Montreal, Quebec (August 10, 2011) for two epic nights of sheer chaos. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you, SUMMER SLAUGHTER.
The Black Dahlia Murder-RITUAL – OUT NOW 06.21.11!
#3 Metal Chart and # 30 Rock Chart on Itunes Canada
The Detroit quintet has recently unleashed a 12 song masterpiece titled “Ritual” with authority which is a collection of 12 tracks that see the band staying true to their sound and style while progressing in both writing and musicianship. “Ritual” has led the band to earn #3 on Metal Chart and #30 on Itunes Canada.
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 http://www.metalblade.com/bdm/
The face-melting Detroit quintet, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER (TBDM), captured footage while recording their latest album, Ritual, with producers Mark Lewis and Jason Suecof. Fans will see tracks being laid down by all members, as well as the band’s infamous brand of humor a la their acclaimed Majesty DVD. The 12 minute behind-the-scenes video can be seen now on BloodyDisgusting.com here http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/music/1687
Whitechapel – A New Era Of Corruption (06.08.2010)
Whitechapel, an honorary group that needs no introduction to the stage has lifted spirits of Death Metal fans alike bringing them one truly brutal sounding album after another that the Knoxville natives are known for. As the death metal genre continues to explode, Whitechapel stand bloody head and bruised shoulders above the pack. With a ruthlessly brutal aural assault built upon merciless blastbeats and spine-destroying breakdowns, their three guitarists deliver immense riffs and monstrous leads while vocalist Phil Bozeman vomits out lyrics that avoid clichés and give fans something to think about as they scream them back. Basically stated, this is as shit-your-pants exhilarating as modern metal gets.
“We didn’t want to put out this is exile part two’ and this is definitely a progression from that record, but at the same time, we wanted tit to sound like Whitechapel”
Try and keep up with this incredibly brutal band across the Summer Slaughter tour this year where you can find them among other great label mates, The Black Dahlia Murder and Six Feet Under.
Six Feet Under – Wake The Night! –Live In Germany (02.01.2011)
Tampa, FL’s SIX FEET UNDER (SFU), featuring legendary godfather of death metal vocals Chris Barnes, has been delivering unapologetic death metal since 1993. SFU continue to do what they do best; delivering bludgeoning slabs of metal that leave fans hungering for more. Legendary death metal vocalist Chris Barnes, along with guitarist Steve Swanson continue to follow the dark and demented path that merges what Outburn Magazine calls “tried and true death groove” with stomach-turning lyrics and themes.
Further commenting on the band’s new material Chris Barnes stated; “I couldn’t be happier about the new songs and line up! Rob and myself have been collaborating on new songs along with the bands new drummer, Kevin Talley for the past few months. We are all feeling really excited about the bands future, and the raw intensity of the songs that we have created together so far. We’ve all known each other for a while and we’re really looking forward to continue writing the new CD and future tours. We are committed to taking SIX FEET UNDER to the next level of brutality!!!”