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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

THE ANTIKAROSHI: German Trio Premieres New Video At Louder Than War

Exile On Mainstream announces the impending vinyl-only release of fourth album from German post-rock trio THE ANTIKAROSHI, the succinctly-titled 11 Songs Mostly Written And Played On Wednesday Evenings By A Band Called The Antikaroshi.

In advance of its May street date, a video for the album's catchy "The Only Witness" has been created, conceived by the band, filmed by Fritzie and THE ANTIKAROSHI, and edited by the band as well, the video sees its genesis through an exclusive premiere at Louder Than War.

Get caught up in "The Only Witness" by THE ANTIKAROSHI at Louder Than War RIGHT HERE.

THE ANTIKAROSHI has always worn their influences of DC punk and hardcore on their sleeves, and with each album they've been carving their own sound from these very origins. Following their regular rehearsals, the band locked themselves in the studio in May 2015 for two days to record eleven tracks in a 100% live setting. Perfection wasn't the goal. There is no binding concept behind the combination of songs and neither does the album mark a closed chapter. It rather remains a snapshot of a band at a certain level, at a certain point in time. The songs on 11 Songs Mostly Written And Played On Wednesday Evenings By A Band Called The through emotional landscapes, swimming in melodies and crawling through disharmonics.

11 Songs Mostly Written And Played On Wednesday Evenings By A Band Called The Antikaroshi will be released on LP format via Exile On Mainstream on May 6th, but the album is shipping early two weeks ahead of street date through the label now.

Black Crown Initiate Announce New LP Details

PA beard enthusiasts BLACK CROWN INITIATE today have announced some brand new details surrounding their new release, due out later this year. The band will release Selves We Cannot Forgive on July 22, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne). The tracklist and visually mindbending cover art created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Avenged Sevenfold) is also being revealed today. "We've been through a great deal as a band since our last release," says guitarist Andy Thomas. "We've grown a great deal as writers, players, and people and put everything we had into this one."

Recorded and mixed by Carson Slovak & Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Texas In July, From Ashes To New) at Atrium Audio Recording Studio’s in Lancaster PA, Selves We Cannot Forgive will be the follow up to the buzzworthy debut LP The Wreckage of Stars released at the end of 2014. The Wreckage of Stars also propelled the band into the international touring act it is today. BCI quickly found themselves on the road with the likes of Behemoth, Deicide, Napalm Death and Voivod.

Selves We Can Not Forgive, the band’s sophomore album with Entertainment One, is a lean and focused collection that jettisons the extraneous fat found too often within ambitious metal bands, striking a balance between fearless adventurousness and methodical might. It follows The Wreckage of Stars, which together with their self-financed Song of the Crippled Bull EP introduced Black Crown Initiate’s unapologetic exploration of everything from Friedrich Nietzsche and Greek Sophist Gorgias to Hinduism, Buddhism, and indigenous mysticism, with a pragmatic skepticism.

Thomas continues on their new release, "we feel it is a more than fitting next chapter for the band; one that we are truly proud and excited to enter. We hope you all enjoy it too. See you on the road!"

Black Crown Initiate have worked their way into the heavy music community’s collective consciousness with steady determination. Likeminded supporters who made the thrilling discovery of songs like “A Great Mistake,” “The Fractured One,” and “Withering Waves” are rewarded in kind by the continued evolution on Selves We Can Not Forgive. As Black Crown Initiate continuously proves, heavy metal and heavy intelligence don’t have to be mutually exclusive. These men are conjuring an awe inspiring body of work that is as unstoppable as it was inevitable, like existence itself. This is high-minded art delivered with a guttural growl.

Track listing:

1. For Red Cloud 2. Sorrowpsalm 3. Again 4. Belie The Machine 5. Selves We Cannot Forgive 6. Transmit To Disconnect 7. Matriarch 8. Vicious Lives

On tour:

4/29/2016 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage 4/30/2016 - Lowell, MA - Mill City Ballroom 5/1/2016 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre 5/2/2016 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom 5/3/2016 - Chicago, IL - Reggies Rock Club 5/4/2016 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze 5/5/2016 - Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre 5/8/2016 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room 5/10/2016 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7 5/11/2016 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre 5/12/2016 - Petaluma, CA - The Phoenix Theater 5/13/2016 - Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse 5/14/2016 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky a Go Go 5/15/2016 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto 5/17/2016 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall 5/18/2016 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room 5/20/2016 - Fort Worth, TX - The Rail Club 5/21/2016 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar 5/23/2016 - New Orleans, LA - Southport Hall 5/25/2016 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum Theatre 5/26/2016 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade 5/27/2016 - Knoxville, TN - The International 5/28/2016 - Dayton, OH - Oddbody's 5/29/2016 - Greensboro, NC - Arizona Pete's

Temple of Lies release new video for 'Bats'

Taken from their new album 'From Sand', 'Bats' is a storming track that combines grooves, growls, riffs galore and the video showcases more facial hair than you can shake a very large stick at!

Upcoming shows:

April 23rd, Ye Olde Salutation, Nottingham. Rock,stoner, metal,doom all dayer
April 24th, Metal to the Masses QF2 @ Firebug Leicester, Doors 5.30pm

Midlands based Temple Of Lies first came to light in 2010, honing their skills on the road and blitzing venues up and down the country with their brutal sound. Overcoming a couple of line up changes early on in the band's existence, they've now consolidated their hugely talented line up and took the decision to rework a few of the tracks from their debut album 'Monumental' and put them onto 'From Sand', to reflect the far heavier, more mature sound they now have.

With 'From Sand', they've released an album that's a bit of a monster, a huge slab of raw, rasping stoner/doom styled heavy rock, urged relentlessly onward by vocalist Si Shaw's roar. There are no punches pulled, no slick tricks here just honest, full on & fabulous bruising tracks belted out in their own inimitable style!

The band's highly energetic live show delivers both musically and visually, entertaining audiences wherever they play and they are first and foremost a live band at heart, always will be. Temple Of Lies have recently supported the likes of XII Boar, Kyrbgrinder, Stormbringer, One Machine and their profile is growing fast so you're going to be seeing a lot more of these guys!

‘From Sand’ was produced & mixed at ‘The Paddocks’ studio by Ross Hillard and Temple Of Lies, mastered at ‘Safe And Sound’.

Temple Of Lies are:

Vocals - Si Shaw Guitar - Jon Scranney Bass - Simon Ball Drums - Alex Gamble