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Here is some metal news you can use. Just be sure to clean off the applicator when you’re done.

Download Festival has announced the first round of bands for 2016. Rammstein and Motorhead on the same day? Sold! The fest goes from Friday June 10th to Sunday June 12th at Donnington Park. Tickets are available now.


Humorcore aficionados Psychostick have released a new song/video. Having previously covered the wonderful world of Bruce Campbell, the importance of beards, and the deliciosity of tacos, the band’s latest song is all about Mega Man. Have a big old nostalgia-gasm and pick out all the old comics, WWF action figures, and TMNT action figures. Hope you guys like Heart.

The band also has a trio of dates with Soil (yes, that Soil) left before the end of the year.

Dec 10 – Cudahy, WI (Milwaukee) – The Metal Grill
Dec 11 – Ringle, WI – Q & Z Expo Center
Dec 12 – Spring Lake Park, MN (Minneapolis) – POV’s 65

Longtime In Flames drummer Daniel Svensson has decided to leave the band. Svensson posted about his departure on Facebook:


ToH friend and Kayo Dot guitarist Ron Varod is once again doing a solo US tour as Zvi following a performance with Sabbath Assembly at Martyrdoom Fest. This time around, he’s hitting up the Southeast. Check out one of his shows and let him know the Toilet loves him.

FR 2/5 TBA NJ?/NY?
SA 2/6 @ Gallery 5, Richmond, VA
SU 2/7 TBA Charlotte, NC
MO 2/8 @ The Pilot Light, Knoxville, TN
TU 2/9 @ Slim’s Raleigh, NC
WE 2/10 TBA Charleston,SC? Atanta? Savannah?
TH 2/11 @ Fresh Produce Records, Macon, GA
FR 2/12 @ Shanty Town, Jacksonville, FL
SA 2/13 @ Fubar St. Petersburg, FL
SU 2/14 @ Palcino De Los Jugos, Miami, FL
MO 2/15 @ Midtown Speakeasy, Tallahassee, FL
TU 2/16 @ The Thirsty Hippo, Hattiesburg, MS
WE 2/17 @ FooBar, Nashville, TN
TH 2/18 TBA Asheville, NC? Roanoke VA?
FR 2/19 @ The Smith House, Eldersburg, MD w/ Naked
SA 2/20 TBA Philly?
SU 2/21 TBA NJ?/NY?

Nightmare-enducers Ehnahre are hard at work putting the finishing touches on their latest album Douve which is slated to come out in January via Kathexis Records. The band has also launched a shiny new website to keep up to date with all of their doings. One cool thing about the site is that they have a “Collaborate” section. Want to make some noise? Send ’em a message. Here’s the song “Black Gestures” off the upcoming album.

Cloak of Altering (Mories of Gnaw Their Tongues) will be releasing Manifestation via Crucial Blast Records on December 4th. It’ll be ambient, industrial, and all sorts of disturbing. Give a listen to “Parasitic Altering Sickness” from the upcoming album.

British occult doomers Witch Charmer have released a new song/video entitled “Mournful Dawn”. Recommended for fans of Occultation, Christian Mistress, and Jex Thoth.

The Body & Krieg have released a new song together called “Celebrate Your Shame”. Head on over to Decibel to avoid incessant shaming.

Castle kicked off their “Doomed From The Womb” U.S. tour last week. Check out the dates below to see if they’re going to be in your area.

11/5 Denver CO @ Three Kings
11/6 Milwaukee WI @ Quarters
11/7 Chicago IL @ Reggies
11/8 Minneapolis MN @ The Turf Club
11/9 Madison WI @ The Wisco
11/10 Detroit MI @ Corktown
11/11 Rochester NY @ Bugjar
11/12 Boston MA @ O’Briens
11/13 Portland ME @ Geno’s
11/14 Montpelier VT @ Charlie O’s
11/15 Salem, MA @ Koto
11/16 Brooklyn NY @ Acheron
11/17 Philadelphia PA @ Millcreek Tavern
11/18 Baltimore MD @ Sidebar
11/19 Washington DC @ The Pinch
11/20 Richmond VA @ Strange Matter
11/21 Raleigh NC @ The Maywood
11/22 Knoxville TN @ Open Chord
11/23 Louisville KY @ Highlands Taproom
11/24 Atlanta GA @ 529
11/25 Little Rock AR @ Vino’s
11/26 Oklahoma City OK @ Blue Note
11/27 Dallas TX @ Double Wide
11/28 Austin TX @ Lost Well

And finally, I know a  lot of you enjoy H.P. Lovecraft, so you may be excited to hear that Cadabra Records will be releasing a spoken word album on vinyl for two of his stories. The Hound & The Music Of Erich Zann will be read by Andrew Leman, who has done numerous audio performances of Lovecraft’s work, and will be released on February 5th, 2016.

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