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Toxic Holocaust announce deluxe vinyl reissues

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 12th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

To celebrate their ongoing global conquest with Exhumed and Skeletonwitch, Relapse Records will be reissuing three long out-of-print LPs from Portland, Oregan’s thrash merchants Toxic Holocaust. The band’s classic albums Evil Never Dies, Hell On Earth and An Overdose Of Death will be available on deluxe vinyl from next month (15th April). The deluxe vinyls can be ordered from this location and a trailer featuring detailed shots of the vinyl colours can be viewed down below.

The album that started it all, 2003’s Evil Never Dies, will be available on vinyl for the first time in six years. Hell on Earth, 2005’s long out-of-print thrash-punk crossover masterpiece, will be re-issued with the original artwork from Ed Repka (Megadeth, Death, Venom). Finally, 2008’s An Overdose of Death will be repressed with gatefold packaging and contains some of the finest metal this side of the 21st century. These three titles, alongside other Toxic Holocaust releases are available for streaming at this location.

Toxic Holocaust online:


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Amon Amarth to premier epic production video for Father of the Wolf at Las Vegas show in January 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 24th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Swedish melodic death metal Vikings Amon Amarth have announced plans to premier the epic production video for their song Father of the Wolf, taken from their latest album Deceiver of the Gods, at their Las Vegas show on 17th January 2014. The show is also the band’s first North American tour date of 2014 with Skeletonwitch and Enslaved. Fans attending the show are advised to follow Amon Amarth’s Facebook and Twitter pages for info on the time that the video will be premiered.

Fans that are unable to attend the show need not worry as the music video, which is described as being more like a mini-movie, will be available for viewing at this location on 18th January 2014.

Amon Amarth’s full North American tour dates are as follow:

Friday, January 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
Saturday, January 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Monday, January 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
Tuesday, January 21 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
Wednesday, January 22 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
Friday, January 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Saturday, January 25 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
Sunday, January 26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Monday, January 27 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues (*no Skeletonwitch)
Wednesday, January 29 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Thursday, January 30 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
Friday, January 31 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
Saturday, February 1 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
Monday, February 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Tuesday, February 4 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Wednesday, February 5 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount
Thursday, February 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s
Friday, February 7 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Saturday, February 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
Sunday, February 9 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
Tuesday, February 11 – Denver, CO @ Summit Theatre
Wednesday, February 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
Friday, February 14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
Saturday, February 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Sunday, February 16 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues (* No Enslaved)

Amon Amarth online:


The Black Dahlia Murder w/Support @ Corporation, Sheffield

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , on 20th January 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Bands: The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch, Fleshgod Apocalypse
Location: Corporation
Date: 19th January 2012

The Black Dahlia Murder/Skeletonwitch tour was one I’d been looking forward to since it was announced last year, though admittedly I’m only familiar with so much by both Black Dahlia and Skeletonwitch. After my interview with Ryan [which can be viewed here], I proceeded into the main area of the venue just as the masses began entering. The opening act were the Italian symphonic death metal quintet Fleshgod Apocalypse, who you’d think were more classical musicians as opposed to a metal band due to the way they dress on stage (providing you ignore the face paint). The crowd seemed mesmerised by the classical soundings of the keyboards and the ethereal lightshow that blended so mystically with the smoke. The use of strong vocals with vicious guitars were definitely impressive. the highlight of Fleshgod’s set was “The Hypocrisy”, which they’d opened their brutalising set with.

After 15 or so minutes, the American powerhouse of raw, unadulterated savagery Skeletonwitch. The band performed a truly barbaric set, utilising face-melting bass work mixed with roaring guitars and explosive drums. Chance proved he knows how to whip the crowd into a frenzy, especially with songs such as “Repulsive Salvation” – a song that he said is “about not going to church” – and “This Horrifying Form” – apparently about the desire to kill. The sound quality was superb through Skeletonwitch’s set as well. Once they had finished their set, they came down and had some beers with those of us in the crowd.

After a good 20 minutes, the main act of the night, none other than The Black Dahlia Murder, made their way to the stage to be greeted by a wild frenzy of cheers from those donning Black Dahlia shirts. The bassist, Bart, was absent as he’s currently back in the States doing studio stuff with other bands (Don’t worry, he’s still in the band) but the stand-in bassist played just as good as Bart. The frontman, Trevor, looked to be enjoying himself up on stage in between his fierce snarling, hate-fuelled vocal sections. The strong use of riffs from the guitarists was definitely as good as the studio stuff, especially for the performances of “Miasma” and “Necropolis”. The crowd certainly loved it all as they went crazy, even starting a moshpit that consumed the vast majority of the crowd. Black Dahlia, undeniably, have a great live sound and put on a great live show.

Nico Davidson

**Photography by David Ferret Taylor Photography.
Photos of the full show can be viewed

BDM Announce UK Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , on 15th November 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet
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


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


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:

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).