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Skinless Announce Summer East Coast Tour Dates

The Press Release:
US Death Metal veterans SKINLESS announce three East Coast tour dates supporting the impending release of the Savagery full-length. The weekend tour begins is June 7-9 with support by Ringworm, Churchburn and Outer Heaven. Additionally, SKINLESS will perform at California Deathfest and Quebec Deathfest in October. All confirmed tour dates below.

Watch and stream SKINLESS’ previously released tracks for “Savagery” HERE, “Line of Dissent” HERE and on all digital streaming services AT THIS LOCATION. Additionally, listen to the previously released SKINLESS song “Savagery” on YouTube HERE and digital streaming services AT THIS LOCATION. SKINLESS’ sixth studio album Savagery is due out May 11, 2018 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services AT THIS LOCATION.

SKINLESS return with their pulverizing sixth studio offering, aptly titled Savagery. Recorded by Tom Case at Doomsday Bunker Studio in New York and by Dave Otero (Primitive Man, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Colorado. Savagery embodies ten slabs of rotting, aural remains across 37 minutes of titanic slams, untouchable grooves, mauling riffs and blood-thirsty, bestial growls. Savagery sees SKINLESS at the top of their game, more than 25 years into an untouchable reign of terror. Features stunningly sick cover art by renowned tattoo artist Jesse Levitt.

SKINLESS Tour Dates:
— All Tour Dates June 7-9 w/ Ringworm, Churchburn & Outer Heaven —

Jun 07: Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Jun 08: Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar
Jun 09: Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Oct 13: Oakland, CA California Deathfest
Oct 20: Montreal, QC Quebec Deathfest

Cover Artwork by Jesse Levitt

SKINLESS Bio:
The beast called SKINLESS was brought forth in 1992 by guitarist Noah Carpenter with one goal: to be the heaviest band around. SKINLESS play brutal death metal with crushing, infectious groove, influenced by pioneers such as Obituary, Suffocation, Broken Hope, Deicide, and Cannibal Corpse. After a variety of personnel changes and the release of two demos, SKINLESS established a solid, dedicated lineup in 1997: Noah Carpenter on guitar, Sherwood Webber on vocals, bassist Joe Keyser, and Bob Beaulac on drums. This version of the band would later become known as the band’s classic lineup.

In 1998, SKINLESS released their full-length debut Progression Towards Evil, which stunned the underground, showcasing the energy that the band had become known for via its intense live performances. An independent release, Progression Towards Evil received frenzied acclaim the world over and saw remarkable sales. A deal with Relapse Records ensued, and three more bludgeoning platters of death metal were served up between 2001 and 2006: Foreshadowing Our Demise, From Sacrifice To Survival, and Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead.

Despite a few lineup changes during that period, the band remained as brutal and busy as ever. SKINLESS toured the globe extensively in support of these offerings and gathered a growing horde of metal miscreant fans. Besides their recorded output, SKINLESS have also had the pleasure of defiling stages around the Earth with Slayer, Pantera, Slipknot, Shadows Fall, Exodus, Overkill, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Six Feet Under, Misery Index, Deicide, Immolation, Origin, Gorguts, Hatebreed, Chimaira, Mortician, Incantation, Obituary, Cannibal Corpse, Entombed, Vader, Cattle Decapitation, Brutality, Grave, and many more.

After several years of laying low, SKINLESS returned to action with their classic formation in 2013 and added a second guitarist, Dave Matthews, into the mix. A fifth full-length album, and the band’s first in eight years, detonated via Relapse in June 2015. With Only The Ruthless Remain, SKINLESS returned stronger than ever with a prime slab of brutal death. Chock full of their signature, skull-crushingly heavy grooves and technical, blasting severity, Only the Ruthless Remain garnered a positive reception from publications like Decibel, MetalSucks and Terrorizer.

In 2018, after three years, US Death Metal veterans SKINLESS return with their pulverizing sixth studio album offering, aptly titled Savagery, out via Relapse Records. It was recorded by Tom Case at Doomsday Bunker Studio in New York and by Dave Otero (Primitive Man, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Colorado. Savagery embodies ten slabs of rotting, aural remains across 37 minutes of titanic slams, untouchable grooves, mauling riffs and blood-thirsty, bestial growls. Savagery sees SKINLESS at the top of their game, more than 25 years into an untouchable reign of terror. Its stunningly sick cover art is by renowned tattoo artist Jesse Levitt. SKINLESS are back, and they’re as ready to flay you alive as they’ve ever been!

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So I’ve only seen Skinless a small number of times and its not based on my disinterest in them its just one of those can’t get to everything scenarios. Perhaps when June rolls around I will be able to catch them once more and do a little reporting on the matter. It’s far too early to know my plans at this time as my tasks have been great for this and The Chronicles website as well. What about you folks? Are you thinking of catching one of these shows? Do you think it will lead to a lengthier tour? Chime in down below with your thoughts, you know I love to hear from you.

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Red Fang Announce US Tour With Torche

Keeping the ball rolling with our “Upcoming Tours” announcements we got this inside scoop about the plans by the band Red Fang who will be hitting the road soon with support from Torche. There is a lot to absorb here so let’s get started with the low down beneath the poster and then I’ll close it up.

Tour - Red Fang - Fall 2016

The Press Release:
In addition to their recently-announced UK/EU dates this coming fall, Portland hard rockers RED FANG have announced a new Revolver Magazine, Orange Amps and Dunlop-sponsored US tour with labelmates Torche set to kick off this November. The trek will see the bands touring from coast to coast in support of their signature brands of stoner metal for a full month. Noise rockers Whores will also support; tickets will be on sale this Friday at 10 AM PST. Check out a full itinerary of dates below.

After three years of vigorously touring the world, RED FANG, the beer-loving Portland-based rock band whose new album was included in Rolling Stone’s list most anticipated 2016 releases, re-emerge with their greatest and latest full-length album, Only Ghosts. Produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure, Slipknot, and many more) and mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Melvins), Only Ghosts consists of 10 new tracks of the band’s signature, high-impact, hook-filled, hard rock. RED FANG prove once again they are top-notch songwriters who have mastered the heavy anthem without taking themselves too seriously. Only Ghosts is a rock album of incredible magnitude that demands to be played at maximum volume!
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Red Fang Announces A Fall Headlining Tour For 2015

The guys in Red Fang have just announced their US headlining tour and that should be some welcome news to any of the bands existing fans as well as a wake up call for those of you who are standing on the sidelines waiting for the next big thing to happen in Metal. Let’s check out the poster below along with the press statement and then I will line out some thoughts. Go.

Tour - Red Fang - Fall 2015

The Press Release:
Portland, OR hard rockers RED FANG have announced a headlining US tour this October with support from Whores and Wild Throne. The Revolver Magazine sponsored tour comes on the heels of the band’s recent European and Australian tours and includes appearances at Slipknot’s Knotfest and Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival. This tour will mark the last shows the band performs this year before heading into the studio to begin recording their new full-length next year. A complete listing of dates is available below. The band commented on the upcoming run:
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“Relapse Records: 25 Years of Contamination” Sampler by Various Artists

Logo - Relapse Records

Relapse Records is the home to some of the heaviest of the heavy when it comes to the world of modern Metal music and the label is currently celebrating their 25th anniversary since being founded by Matthew F. Jacobson in 1990. The world of Extreme music would be treated well and bands such as Suffocation, Nile, Dying Fetus, Obituary and scores more would put out some of their most pivotal works while under this banner. Now onto the fun part. In honor of this bone smashing anniversary, Relapse Records has set up a special download for its supporters that features 184 tunes from across their entire label history. If you are a fan of Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Grind and things that go sludge in the night you are going to want to read further on down this post to learn how to get it. I suggest that you get a fresh cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate before digging into this list since its going to take a little while to get through it and you might want to pause for the occasional “Wow” as you see what is being put up in this download.

1. Mastodon – March Of The Fire Ants 04:25
2. Neurosis – Locust Star 05:48ou
3. Red Fang – Blood Like Cream 03:33
4. Baroness – Take My Bones Away 04:59
5. Torche – Loose Men 02:28
6. Nothing – Bent Nail 02:57
7. Death – Lack of Comprehension (Remaster) 03:43
8. Dying Fetus – Praise The Lord (Opium Of The Masses) 05:31
9. Nile – Sacrifice Unto Sebek 03:02
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Death To All Tours Unveil “The Swamp Leper Stomp ’14”

Fans of the music of the legendary Death and the memory of Chuck Schuldiner will be prepping their circle pit best as the next go round of touring was recently announced by the musical project known as “Death To All”. Yes, the Death To All Tours experience has informed us all that the “Swamp Leper Stomp ‘14” will not only bring you back to the greatest tunes from this much revered Death Metal band but also do so with support from the mighty Obituary, Massacre and Rivers Of Nihil. Whew is all I can say. Check out the poster below and then we can discuss this a little more based on the press copy that I received last night.

Tour - Death To All - 2014

Press Release: DEATH (DTA Tours) has announced the Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 North American tour, a month long run with fellow death metal legends Obituary and Massacre plus up-and-comers Rivers of Nihil. A fitting tribute to the music of DEATH mastermind and extreme metal pioneer Chuck Schuldiner, the DEATH (DTA Tours) lineup consists of former DEATH members Sean Reinert (Cynic) on drums, Steve Di Giorgio (Control Denied, Autopsy, Sadus) on bass, and Bobby Koelble on guitar. Max Phelps (Cynic) who has been touring with DEATH (DTA Tours) will be once again handling the vocal and 2nd guitar duties. The Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 tour, which also features support from Untimely Demise on select dates, kicks off in Los Angeles, CA on November 14th and runs through December 13th in Tempe, AZ.
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