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WARBEAST – Texas Metal Titans To Release “Enter The Arena” Full-Length Via Housecore Records This August

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on June 8, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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Vocalist Bruce Corbitt Announces Retirement Following Cancer Diagnosis – Final Farewell Footage Posted + Medical Fundraising Campaign Launched

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Texas metal titans WARBEAST will release their long-waited new full-length, Enter The Arena, this August via Philip H. Anselmo‘s own Housecore Records. Captured at Anselmo’s Nodferatu’s Lair, mixed by Mike Thompson at the Riff Factory and mastered by Lee Russell, Enter The Arena features newest WARBEAST recruits, guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud and stands among the band’s most potent, volatile, and unrepentant powerful offering yet.

“We recorded Enter The Arena exactly a decade after we formed WARBEAST,” notes vocalist Bruce Corbitt. “The nucleus and founding members of this band [guitarist Scott Shelby, drummer Joey Gonzalez, and Corbitt] provided the essential veteran leadership that was vital for us to reach our goal of creating our magnum opus. The three of us also contributed our unique individual styles to guarantee that we still sound like WARBEAST. But with the addition of our two newest members – guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud – who I call the ‘Youngbloods,’ it was like adding a breath-of-fresh-air to our chemistry. We definitely sound like a well-oiled-machine on this album. So get prepared for the upcoming onslaught of pure, fresh, and quintessential Texas thrash!”

Enter The Arena is WARBEAST at its finest in performance, writing and tone quality,” adds Shelby. “I’m confident that it will please any rivethead out there! I believe it’s mine and our best work to date.”

Enter The Arena will see release on August 4th. Preorder bundles are currently available. For CD bundles visit THIS LOCATION. For vinyl bundles go to THIS LOCATION

The release of WARBEAST‘s Enter The Arenafollows Corbitt’s recent and tragic announcement that he’s been diagnosed with esophageal cancer –a treatable though rarely curable disease – facing the likelihood that he will never be able to sing again.

In a recent Facebook message to fans, Corbitt revealed, “After much discussion with the doctors and specialist, they’ve told me there’s no chance within any reasonable time that I’ll ever be able to perform again. So it breaks my heart at this time that I’m forced to announce my retirement from singing. I’m sorry to all of my bandmates for letting them down. I’m devastated with all of this hitting me so fast. I’m still in shock. Thanks for all of the great support all these years,” he continues. “You’re the best fans and I love all of you! We at least have a great WARBEAST album and music video coming soon. I can’t even begin to explain my feelings. You guys have given me the strength I need to even prepare for this fight. Honestly, I was close to losing hope that there was any good to come out of this. Of course, I’m scared for my life, like any normal human being would be. Those moments when I can get on Facebook and scroll through all of your messages, the emotion takes over. I cry, I get stronger, I also realize what all of you mean to me. I do believe in the power prayer and positive vibes. And I have all of you to thank for that.”

Corbitt, who recently began an intensive schedule of radiation treatments, played his final show on Saturday May 27th at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas. View the farewell footage at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, the band’s previously scheduled CD release party will be taking place on Friday, July 14th at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, Texas. Vocals will be handled by Anselmo, Edwin Neal (Texas Chain Saw Massacre), and Wayne Abney of Hammer Witch.

**A special fund to help with the Corbitt family’s escalating medical expenses has been set up. To donate visit THIS LOCATION.

Enter The Arena Track Listing:

  1. Centuries Of Poisoned Soil
  2. Punishment For Gluttony
  3. Orchestration Of Violence
  4. Maze Of The Minotaur
  5. Hitchhiker
  6. Chemicals Consuming
  7. Enter The Arena
  8. The Scalping
  9. Conjuration With The Devil
  10. Ancient Hate

WARBEAST:

7/14/2017 The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX * CD Release Party [info]

With the “retro-thrash” trend in full-swing, and hordes of bands trying to re-create “old school metal,” Texas monsters WARBEAST offer the real thing. Their music is not the result of careful study of ’80s thrash or classic metal; it just comes naturally because that is who they are.

The roots of WARBEAST are firmly entrenched in the legendary ’80s Texas underground metal scene. Vocalist Bruce Corbitt was the voice of speed metal splatter kings Rigor Mortis, who achieved major label success on Capitol Records in 1988. Guitarist Scott Shelby was part of the riff machine behind Gammacide, one of Texas’ most furious thrash exports. Drum tornado Joey Gonzalez now also provides blasts and mayhem for Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals and Superjoint.

The band’s Krush The Enemy debut was released in 2010 on Housecore Records. It featured ten tracks covering a wide range of Metal terrain aimed squarely at the neck-snapping headbanger in the front row. For WARBEAST, “Metal” signifies high-speed riffing, thunderous double bass, roaring vocals, and plenty of blazing guitar solos. By the spring of 2012, WARBEAST hunkered down to record Destroy with legendary Pantera and Down frontman and label founder Philip H. Anselmo behind the board at his own Nodferatu’s Lair. The result was an uncompromising and unbridled thrash assault.

Living up to its moniker, the collection saw the Texas outfit sharpen their claws and bare their teeth even more than before. “I want people to feel like they’ve been hit with a sledgehammer ten times in a row when they hear this,” said Corbitt of the release. “As long as they feel strongly about, we’ve accomplished our mission.” Five years later, it’s time to unleash the sonic battery of Enter The Arena.

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info on WARBEAST:

http://www.facebook.com/warbeast1

http://www.thehousecorerecords.com
http://www.thehousecorestore.com
http://www.facebook.com/housecorerecords

LONG LIVE WARBEAST.

STAY STRONG, BRUCE CORBITT. WE LOVE YOU.

Stone.

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New England’s SCALPEL To Release ‘Methods To Delusion’ On July 25th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on May 26, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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New England Death Squad SCALPEL will self-release new album Methods to Delusion on July 25. A promo video for “Labors of Loathing” is available at the following link:

https://youtu.be/pqIFEmor2fg

Crusted severed toes nailed to walls; humans covered head to toe in needles administering horrific psychoactive chemicals; an infant’s head being turned to apple sauce on a kitchen counter’s edge – these are only fragments of the surreal and vicious stories told on SCALPEL’s Methods to Delusion. Wielding chainsaw guitars and sledgehammer percussion, Methods to Delusion brings back a psychedelic element to extreme music, inflicting chaos and sickening truth unto the listener. The album was engineered by Colin Marston (GORGUTS) at Thousand Caves Studios.

Pre-order: http://scalpel.bigcartel.com/product/methods-to-delusion-pre-order-only

Track Listing:

  1. The Cleaner
  2. Labors of Loathing
  3. The Stink
  4. Feeding the Worm
  5. Interdelude
  6. Methods to Delusion
  7. The Woodsman (Part II)
  8. Brooding in the Gloom
  9. Lung Butter
  10. Intensified Festering

BAND BIO:

Death Metal is a visceral art that is dependent upon the extreme dedication of its loyal fans. We have no other purpose but to deliver a version of this art to those same fans like us, whose lives have been claimed by the likes of SUFFOCATION, CARCASS, and DEATH. It is in this vein that we construct our own brutal dirges, devoid of genre restriction and eager to explore the darker realms of music.

SCALPEL is a four-piece band hailing from various cesspools in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Guitarists Manny Egbert and Taylor Brennan assume dual vocal duties layered on top of blistering guitars; Matt Bellows belches deafening low-end proficiency on the bass guitar, and Chip Fay thunders behind the drum set, collectively driving the chaos that is the SCALPEL sound.

* For more SCALPEL:

www.facebook.com/Scalpelofficial/

 https://scalpel.bandcamp.com/

www.instagram.com/scalpelofficial/

Source: ClawHammer PR

LONG LIVE SCALPEL.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

ALLEGAEON To Kick Off Co-Headlining Tour With ACT OF DEFIANCE Next Week

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on October 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Colorado’s ALLEGAEON will return to the road next week on a co-headlining run with label mates Act Of Defiance. Set to commence in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 22nd, the band will conquer the stages of over two dozen venues including a stop at the Providence Metal Fest in Providence, Rhode Island, the tour coming to a close on December 5th in Pomona, California.

ALLEGAEON will be touring in support of their Elements Of The Infinite full-length, released last year via Metal Blade Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage etc.) at Flatline Audio in Colorado, Elements Of The Infinite serves as the band’s most realized and mature release to date; rightfully claiming spots on a medley of year-end lists, including Loudwire.com, MetalSucks.net, and HeavyBlogisHeavy.com.

For the first time ever, ALLEGAEON cracked the Billboard Charts and Canadian Charts with the record earning the #25 spot on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #31 on the Canadian Hard Rock Charts and #141 on the Canadian Digital Music Charts. On the day of release in Canada, the album was #1 on iTunes Metal Chart, #6 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #38 on the iTunes Top 200 Current Album Chart. In the US, the album peaked at #3 on the iTunes Metal Chart.

Elements Of The Infinite can be ordered now at http://www.metalblade.com/allegaeon, where the band’s previous videos for “1.618,” “Our Cosmic Casket,” and “Dyson Sphere” are also streaming.

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ALLEGAEON w/ ACT OF DEFIANCE:
10/22/2015 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
10/23/2015 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
10/24/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/26/2015 Psychedelic Ballroom – Reno, NV
10/28/2015 Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT
10/29/2015 Moxi Theater – Greeley, CO * no Act Of Defiance
10/30/2015 Marquis – Denver, CO
10/31/2015 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
11/01/2015 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
11/03/2015 Vintage Villains – Danville, IL
11/04/2015 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
11/05/2015 Token Lounge – Westland, MI
11/06/2015 The Foundry – Lakefield, OH
11/08/2015 Flour City Station – Rochester, OH
11/09/2015 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
11/11/2015 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
11/13/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
11/14/2015 Waterfront Tavern – Holyoke, MA
11/15/2015 Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI @ Providence Metal Fest
11/16/2015 Championships – Trenton, NJ
11/18/2015 Ziggys – Winston-Salem, NC
11/19/2015 Ziggys by the Sea – Wilmington, NC
11/20/2015 Drunk Horse – Raleigh, NC
11/22/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/29/2015 Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
11/30/2015 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
12/01/2015 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
12/04/2015 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
12/05/2015 Glass House – Pomona, CA

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/allegaeon

http://www.youtube.com/ALLEGAEON

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ALLEGAEON.

LONG LIVE ACT OF DEFIANCE.

Stone.

SAVIOURS – To Release Palace Of Vision Full-Length This October Via Listenable Records; New Track Playing At Cvlt Nation

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 28, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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This Fall, California metallers, SAVIOURS, will drop the molten fruits of their new full-length this Fall via a new partnership with France’s Listenable Records. Titled Palace Of Vision, their first full-length in four years was captured at Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon with the inimitable Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Eyehategod, Taurus, Ommadon etc.) and boasts nine tracks of SAVIOURS‘ signature brand of towering riffs, colossal rhythms, infectious guitar harmonies and an obsession with the end of times, the occult, psychedelics and the arcane.

“It’s a natural and logical continuation of where we left off with [2011’s] Death’s Procession,” said drummer Scott Batiste of the offering. “There are some doomy crushers and faster ragers.” As an added bonus, the record comes sheathed in the fittingly dark, intricately transfixing cover renderings of Derrick Snodgrass (Obliterations, Lecherous Gaze).

In anticipation of its arrival, today Cvlt Nation offers up the first helping of Palace Of Vision in the form of opening bruiser, Burning Shrine. Comments Batiste, “‘Burning Shrine’ is about watching the world burn as it is ruined by religious zealots. Crank it up, live evil or die!”

Adds Cvlt Nation: “This motherfucker is a straight raging jam! Fasten your seat belt, press play and let the mammoth riffs the band kicks out do the rest. Caution: SAVIOURS have been known to cause non-stop headbanging – you have been warned!”

Turn up and tune out at THIS LOCATION.

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Palace Of Vision – Track Listing:

  1. Burning Shrine
  2. Cursed Night
  3. Devil’s Crown
  4. Flesh Of Fire
  5. Hell’s Floor
  6. Palace Of Vision
  7. The Beast Remains
  8. The Mountain
  9. The Seeker

In related news, SAVIOURS will bring their riffs to the stage with a pair of east coast/west coast fest performances with additional live incursions to be announced in the coming weeks.

SAVIOURS:

9/05/2015 Cosmic Sonic Rendezvous Festival @ The Wick – Brooklyn, NY

11/1/3015 Day Of The Shred Festival @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

Still building upon the foundation that Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy and Motörhead laid, SAVIOURS enters their second decade in a new partnership with French label Listenable Records. Rooted in hardcore punk but preferring to cruise in outer space, the lysergic of SAVIOURS hessians have always brought a ton of swing and swagger to their forward-charging Heavy Metal. The band melds sounds from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, progressive rock, and proto-doom, and delivers it all with a snarling West Coast hardcore edge. The result is an absolute beast of a sound that is all SAVIOURS‘ own.

Since the 2005 release of SAVIOURS‘ debut EP, Warship, the band has worked relentlessly, touring North America, Europe, and Japan with the likes of Mastodon, Corrosion Of Conformity, The Sword, High On Fire, Saint Vitus and Clutch. In a few short years, SAVIOURS have risen to become stalwarts of the world’s Metal scene, ambassadors of an aggressive-yet-stoned West Coast vibe, inspired by the ’70s but totally real and relevant in 2015.

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SAVIOURS:

Austin Barber – guitar, vocals

Sonny Reinhardt – guitar, vocals

Scott Batiste – drums

Andy Anderson – bass

Palace Of Vision will be released via Listenable Records on October 30th, 2015. Preorders to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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Critical Praise:

“Cult heaviness…” – Spin

“A dual-guitar riff-fest inspired by NWOBHM and ’70s proto-doom.” – Revolver

“You know you’re playing a good set when your music not only commands the attention of the likes of J Mascis and Matt Pike, but you’re sounding so tight that it compels the two guitar greats to air shred like a couple of Maiden fans circa 1980.” – Decibel

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.killforsaviours.blogspot.com

http://www.saviours.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/listenablerecs

http://www.listenable.net

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SAVIOURS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

VAMPIRE “Cimmerian Shade” EP – Releasing On September 25th, 2015, via Century Media Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , on August 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Century Media Records and Vampire:

Vampire strike back and announce the release of a new mini-LP Cimmerian Shade coming out September 25th!

Side A

  1. Pyre Of The Harvest Queen *
  2. Sleeper In The Deep (instrumental)

Side B

  1. Night Hunter
  2. Hexahedron

Known from the “Whispers Through The Black Veil” LP-only compilation (Wyrd War, 2014)

The beautiful, detailed cover artwork was done by the very talented Dilek Baykara. Check out her art at www.dilekbaykara.us/.

One track of the MLP will be launched on August 28th. And the pre-order for “Cimmerian Shade” starts on that day, too.

Watch out for golden and silver vinyl versions! Both are limited to 100 copies only and available at CM Distro Europe (golden vinyl) and CM Distro US (silver vinyl) exclusively!

Pre-order starts August 28th!

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE VAMPIRE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Chicago’s TRIALS To Release “This Ruined World” On July 24th

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on June 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Chicago-based Metal powerhouse TRIALS will release their third full-length, “This Ruined World” on July 24.

Following a pair of critically acclaimed independent releases – Witness to the Downfall (2011) and In the Shadow of Swords (2013), TRIALS has returned with their most evolved effort to date. Featuring nine tracks of intricately woven, relentless and forward-thinking metal, This Ruined World blends aggression and progression for devastating results. Diehard DIYers, TRIALS is a band determined to blaze its own path, free from label interference. This unwavering dedication to substance over style has never been more apparent than it is on This Ruined World.

This Ruined World contains some of the darkest, most complex music that we have made yet. We put a lot of blood and sweat into this project, and ended up with a record that represents us at our very best,” stated guitarist / vocalist Mark Sugar.

The album was recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Hollow Earth) and mixed by Quentin Poynter at Gunpoint Recording (The Skull, Veil of Maya), with art work courtesy of Eva Bialecki (Jar’d Loose).

TRIALS will self-release This Ruined World on July 24, on CD and digital formats. Stream album track “Don’t Believe the Word” and the band’s cover of Strapping Young Lad’s “Far Beyond Metal” at trials.bandcamp.com or below:

This Ruined World – Track List:

Truth Defiled
Don’t Believe The Word
Digging My Own Grave
Disgraced and Erased
Blink Of An Eye
Beat The System To Death
They Hide Behind the Law
Inheritance
This Ruined World

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Mark Sugar – Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Bruchert – Guitar
Adam Kopecky – Drums
Usha Rajbandari – Bass

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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* For more info on TRIALS:

www.facebook.com/trialsmusic

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TRIALS.

LONG LIVE CHICAGO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

BONE GNAWER – To release “Cannibal Crematorium” On July 10th via Pulverised Records

Posted in Death Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Horror N’ Gore connoisseurs BONE GNAWER returns to apex form with the band’s much-anticipated sophomore full-length record Cannibal Crematorium! The album will be released July 10 on Pulverised Records. The album will be available on CD and limited edition gatefold vinyl, both of which can be pre-ordered at this location.

Once again led by Death Metal legend Kam Lee (ex-MASSACRE, ex-MANTAS, etc) and with the prior emphasis  on composing (dead) catchy riffs that plant the hooks in deep, the music of Cannibal Crematorium is impossible to dislodge from memory. The album features an army of special guests, including Dave Ingram (ex-BENEDICTION, ex-BOLT THROWER), Mark Riddick (FETID ZOMBIE), Vincent Crowley (ACHERON), Noel Kemper (GRUESOME STUFF RELISH), and many more!

Simply put, there are is no mindless brutality or distasteful technicality when it comes to BONE GNAWER; this is good ol’ fun ‘n ferocious Death Metal the way this genre intended it to be.

Track List:

  1. Anthropophagist Inferno
  2. Modern Day Cannibal (Featuring Sly Goregnome of FONDLECORPSE)
  3. Chainsaw Carnage (Featuring Adam Scott & Tom Knizer of CARDIAC ARREST)
  4. Horrors In The House Of Human Remains (Featuring Matt Witchclan of DEADMAN’S BLOOD & WITCHCLAN)
  5. Chawed, Mauled & Gnawed (Featuring Noel Kemper of GRUESOME STUFF RELISH & ALTAR OF GIALLO)
  6. Il Sesso Bizzarro Di Cannibali (Featuring Miss Desideria Gabreiella Annuziata)
  7. Chrome Skull (Featuring Vincent Crowley of ACHERON)
  8. Below A Murder Of Carrion Crows (Featuring Patrick Bruss of CRYPTICUS)
  9. Carnivore Beneath (Featuring Dave Ingram of DEAD AMON THE DEAD MEN)
  10. Untold Story: Human Pork Bun (Featuring Mark Riddick of FETID ZOMBIE)
  11. Cannibal Crematorium (Featuring Dany Dead of DEAD)

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About Cannibal Crematorium

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  1. Featuring Death Metal legendary singer Kam Lee, who used to be a part of the short-lived Mantas that eventually became Death. After which, Kam went on to join Massacre and later on with Denial Fiend.

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  1. Spawning the idea to create BONE GNAWER with Kam Lee is none other than Rogga Johansson of Paganizer, Ribspreader, Demiurg and countless other active projects.

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  1. Joining this extraordinary group would be Morgan Lie, a former member of one of Sweden’s most prominent Black Metal act Naglfar.

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  1. Taking care of all mixing and mastering duties for Cannibal Crematorium is BONE GNAWER’s guitar player Ronnie Bjornstrom, who also is involved with other well-known projects such as Taedeat, Ribspreader, etc to name a few.

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  1. The album cover artwork for “Cannibal Crematorium” was conceived by Malaysian illustrator Irwan of Ironworx Gravefix (Deathevoker, Thorns Of Hate, etc) and the layout was designed by Silvester Koorevaar of Fondlecorpse fame.

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  1. Cannibal Crematorium features a string of prominent guest singers such as Dave Ingram (ex-Benediction, Down Among The Dead Men, etc), Mark Riddick (Fetid Zombie), Vincent Crowley (Acheron) and many more.

For fans of Bloodbath, Autopsy and early Cannibal Corpse!

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Source: ClawHammer PR

For more info:

www.facebook.com/BONEGNAWER

http://pulverised.bigcartel.com/

www.facebook.com/pulverisedrecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BONE GNAWER.

LONG LIVE DEATH METAL.

Stone.

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