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Death Angel unveil tracklisting for The Dream Calls For Blood

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 19th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Three years ago, Death Angel released their crushing album Relentless Retribution which in turn led to three years of constant touring and on-the-road songwriting. Now the Bay Area veterans are set to return with their latest slab of brutalising musicianship: The Dream Calls For Blood.

The album was recorded at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (Trivium, August Burns RedThe Black Dahlia Murder) and will feature, once again, artwork by Brent Elliot White (Job For A CowboyCarnifexWhitechapel). Guitarist Rob Cavestany commented:

We are excited to reveal the track list of our upcoming release, The Dream Calls For Blood. As we speak I’m about to board my flight home from 3 incredible shows in England, Belgium and Holland – after 3+ years of constant touring for our last album, Relentless Retribution. At last the cycle has ended with our insanely hot and wild gig in Rotterdam last night! This means we begin the next phase, which is preparing to tour for the new record; it all kicks off in October! By looking at the song titles I guess it’s obvious that angst and struggle is still a major part of our reality. Thankfully we have this outlet to vent and release aggression. That way we remain the happiest band in Thrash! (laughs) Hope these song titles intrigue you.

The Dream Calls For Blood will be released on 14th October via Nuclear Blast. The tracklist is as follows:

01. Left For Dead
02. Son of the Morning
03. Fallen
04. The Dream Calls for Blood
05. Succubus
06. Execution – Don’t Save Me
07. Caster Of Shame
08. Detonate
09. Empty
10. Territorial Instinct / Bloodlust

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Details and artwork for upcoming Death Angel album revealed

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 7th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

It’s been three years since Death Angel released Relentless Retribution, with three years of constant touring. Now, the Bay Area thrash unit are set to return with another eviscerating thrash masterpiece titled The Dream Calls For Blood, which was recorded at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (Trivium, August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Whitechapel, DevilDriver) and will once again feature cover art (which can be viewed below) by Brent Elliot White (Carnifex, Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy). White explains:

Rob contacted me early on about doing this cover. He wanted a continuation of the work we did on Relentless Retribution. Kind of a complementary piece that featured the wolf in sheep’s  clothing again, only this time in some sort of frozen environment. I love it, I guess he’s come to be known as ‘Wolfie’. Perfect! As the concepts for the album grew, so did the details and various elements for the album cover. For example, It started as a single lone wolf, though Rob thought it important to add his pack. I guess they’re somewhat symbolic of the band. The wolves look like they’ve come a long ways, I can relate. I don’t want to try to dictate the meaning of the cover art. Suffice to say the main elements depicted in the piece are representational of the core thoughts and themes Rob poured into the album. Solar eclipse, lunar mirage, lighting from the coming storm, the killing field , blood, death, decay…those things. Though at times this one was a struggle (thanks for your patience with me DA, VJ and NB!) the album title actually pushed it to where it needed to be. I love the title, a perfect representation of the lyrics and Death Angel in general.

Jason Suecof commented on the recording process and the album in general:

Once again my metal brothers have put out an album that truly captures their live energy and originality as a band. Death Angel has not only maintained their classic thrash element, but they’ve taken every aspect of what they can do as musicians to the next level – writing, playing and maintaining an intense vibe throughout all the tracks! I believe this is an album that will stand the test of time – not just for Death Angel fans, but for fans of all genres of metal. Enjoy!

Guitarist Rob Cavestany added:

The Dream Calls for Blood is the wicked stepsister to our last album, Relentless Retribution – but even more cruel and sinister than her! It’s the first time we connected two records – created and produced by the same team in the same studio as ‘RR’, yet this release is more furious… probably because so much of it was written on the road. Brent did an amazing job with the cover art, again capturing the natural brutality of the hunted becoming the hunter… as territorial instinct turns into bloodlust! Down to the last detail, his art depicts a visual that matches our music and lyrics – making a complete package that we are so proud of! Can’t wait for you all to hear, see and feel it.  Now we prepare to bring it live!

Death Angel will be playing the Ronnie James Dio stage at Bloodstock Open Air this Friday.

Death Angel online:

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JFAC to headline Bonecrusher 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 19th December 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Job For A Cowboy will return to Europe in March to headline this year´s Bonecrusher Fest tour!

They’ll be joined by Beneath The Massacre, War From A Harlots Mouth, Gorod, As they Burn and Make Them Suffer.

Tour dates are as followed:

01/03/13 – DE – Köln – Underground
02/03/13 – NL – Drachten – Iduna
03/03/13 – UK – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
04/03/13 – UK – Glasgow – Cathouse
05/03/13 – UK – Leeds – Uni Mine
06/03/13 – UK – London – Underworld

07/03/13 – BE – Antwerpen – Trix
08/03/13 – FR – Savigny le Temple – Empreinte
09/03/13 – FR – Montauban – Rio
10/03/13 – ES – Madrid – Sala Caracol
11/03/13 – ES – Badalona – Sala Estraperlo
13/03/13 – LU – Esch-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
14/03/13 – CH – Yverdon-les-Bains – L’Amalgame
15/03/13 – CH – Aarau – Kiff
16/03713 – DE – München – Backstage
17/03/13 – AT – Graz – Explosiv
18/03/13 – DE – Würzburg – Posthalle
19/03/13 – DE – Berlin – Lido
20/03/13 – PL – Warsaw – Progresja
21/03/13 – CZ – Brno – Melodka
22/03/13 – DE – Chemnitz – Talschock
23/03/13 – DE – Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik
25/03/13 – FI – Helsinki – Nosturi
27/03/13 – SE – Stockholm – Göta Källare
28/03/13 – SE – Gothenburg – Brewhouse
29/03/13 – DK – Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
30/03/13 – DE – Bochum – Matrix

Check out the video for Tarnished Gluttony at this location.

Job For A Cowboy – Demonocracy

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , , , , , on 24th March 2012 by colmcasserly

Band: Job For A Cowboy
Album: Demoncracy
Release date: 10 April 2012
Genre: Deathcore
Label: Metal Blade Records

I’m about to eat my words here… In the past I have heard people heap praise on Job For A Cowboy for either being a good Deathcore

band or for their successful transition into a more traditional Death Metal band and I have simply written them off. That has changed since I heard their latest foray. Christ on a stick is it a far cry from what they started as and most surprising for me how satisfying it is to listen to.

Demonacracy the third album by JFAC, and it is fast. Very fast, and heavier than an articulated truck full of elephants. The songs are intense and really pack a punch, Jason Seucof really is becoming a go to guy for great production, and again they take a more traditional approach on Death Metal with a twist of tech thrown in for good measure. It all flows together very well and that flow is at a break neck speed, some very interesting guitar riffing and crazy double bass work drive this album. The lead work and solos are really well written and they never seem to just be there for the sake of it, nothing seems like filler or unnecessary. The vocals just sound huge, I can only imagine the layering and mastering that went into them my only gripe is that they are standard Death Metal vocals, incomprehensible as I don’t have the lyric sheet, and that’s it. But all this would mean nothing if the production wasn’t crisp and clear and sweet zombie Jesus is that the situation here. Every last note, cymbal hit and even the bass work is completely audible. I can’t stress enough how good this album sounds.

This album has forced me to review how I think about JFAC, and that is the best thing any band can hope for when making changes, its epic, punchy and so very satisfying to listen to. I’m probably gonna get beaten for saying this but this is what the last two Deicide albums should have sounded like.

First Leak Of Job For A Cowboy Video Series

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 16th March 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Job For A Cowboy today unleash the first of a series of instructional video posts featuring guitar wizard Tony Sannicandro. Dubbed “The Leads Are Weak,” the mini clips offer playing tips and an up-close look at Sannicandro’s astounding skills and technique. Clip #1 showcases the solo From Signature Of Starving Power off the band’s Gloom EP.
To view the clip, head to the official Job For A Cowboy’s Landing Page.

The Arizona death metallers will begin a five-and-a-half week North American road journey as part of the Metal Alliance Tour next week. The live rituals which began on March 15 in Austin, Texas at South By Southwest 2012. The band are joined by The Faceless, Dying Fetus, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom, Wretched, and headliners, DevilDriver.

Job For A Cowboy will release their new full-length, Demonocracy, this Spring. Produced by Jason Seucof (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium) who recorded the band’s scorching Ruination full-length, at Audiohammer Studios, and featuring the conceptual cover design by artist Brent Elliott White, Demonocracy, will be unearthed to North American fans on April 10, 2012 through Metal Blade Records.

BDM Announce UK Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , on 15th November 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson
Bart Williams of The Black Dahlia Murder

Image by Metal Chris via Flickr

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have announced a mammoth 21 date UK tour which kicks off with two shows at The Underworld in London on January 11th and 12th, 2012.

The band were last seen on these shores destroying at Sonisphere 2011. Trevor Strnad comments:

“We in The Black Dahlia Murder could not be more excited for our upcoming tour of the UK.  We are loaded up and ready to launch a full scale attack in support of the new album. Prepare for Ritual madness!!!”

Support on all dates comes from SKELETONWITCH

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER + Skeletonwitch

January 2012

11th    LONDON – Underworld

12th    LONDON – Underworld

13th    COLCHESTER – Arts Centre

14th    NORWICH – Waterfront

15th    NORTHAMPTON – Roadmender

16th    BIRMINGHAM – Academy 2

17th    NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms

18th    MANCHESTER – Moho Live

19th    SHEFFIELD – Corporation

20th    NEWCASTLE – Academy 2

21st    ABERDEEN – Tunnels

22nd    GLASGOW – Cathouse

23rd    DUNDEE – Beat Generator

24th    LEEDS – Cockpit

25th    WREXHAM – Central Station

26th    STOKE – Sugarmill

27th    PLYMOUTH – White Rabbit

28th    BRISTOL – Fleece

29th    SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners

30th    READING – Sub 89

31st    MARGATE – West Coast Bar

TICKETS GO ON SALE ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2011

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER 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 HERE: http://www.metalblade.com/bdm

Ritual is a collection of 12 tracks that see the band staying true to their sound and style while progressing in both writing and musicianship. 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).