Thursday 22 January 2015

The Sludgelord News: Daily Digest

Your rundown of the top sludge news stories of the day …

BLACK SHEEP WALL - Some people are never satisfied. If you’ve been following the Sludgelord closely this week you may recall Monday’s Daily Digest where it was announced that BLACK SHEEP WALL were streaming the song “Tetsuo The Dead Man” on The Obelisk website. Well it seems the raucous Moorpark, California quartet wasn’t content with just showcasing one song. It was announced yesterday that the band is now streaming their entire ‘I’m Going to Kill Myself’ album on a dozen different websites from around the globe (see list below).

The album is scheduled to be released January 26 on Season of Mist Records. You can pre-order a copy at this location.

‘I’m Going to Kill Myself’ is now streaming at the following locations:

Season of Mist


IRON REAGAN - Australian waters are famous for housing many of the world’s deadliest sharks and it’s said that if a shark stops moving, it’s dead. Well those waters are about to get just a little more crowded. It may not be a shark invading, but a creature just as restless, with just as much bite.

It was announced yesterday that Richmond, VA punk / thrash quintet IRON REAGAN will hit the land down under after their month long North American tour. The band spent most of its time on the road last year, stopping just long enough to record their 24-song ‘Tyranny of Will’ album, which was released by Relapse Records this past September. You can find it at this location.

As for the tour dates, feast your eyes on this list:
***All dates w/ Napalm Death, Voivod, Iron Reagan and Black Crown Initiate***
Jan 27 Miami, FL Grand Central*
Jan 28 St. Petersburg, FL State Theater*
Jan 29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade*
Jan 30 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy's*
Jan 31 Baltimore, MD Soundstage*
Feb 02 New York, NY Gramercy Theater*
Feb 03 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer*
Feb 04 Toronto, ON Opera House
Feb 05 Ottawa, ON Maverick's
Feb 06 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Feb 07 Worcester, MA Palladium*
Feb 08 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance Theater*
Feb 09 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom*
Feb 10 Chicago, IL Reggie's*
Feb 11 Minneapolis, MN Amsterdam*
Feb 12 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
Feb 13 Regina, SK The Exchange
Feb 14 Calgary, AB Republik
Feb 15 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
Feb 17 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater**
Feb 18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven #
Feb 19 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Feb 20 Oakland, CA Metro ##
Feb 21 Fresno, CA Strummers ##
Feb 22 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
Feb 23 Tempe, AZ Club Red ##
Feb 24 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater ##
Feb 25 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall ##
Feb 26 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater ##
Feb 27 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey ##
Feb 28 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's ##
* w/ Ringworm # w/ Theories
** w/ Dayglo Abortions ## w/ Phobia

**Australian Tour**
April 07 Wollongong, NSW Yours and Owls
April 08 Brisbane, QLD Crowbar
April 09 Newcastle, NSW Cambridge Hotel
April 10 Sydney, NSW Bald Face Stag
April 11 Melbourne, VIC The Tote

**European Festival Dates**
Jun 18-20 Copenhagen, DK Copenhell 2015
Jun 19 Clisson, France Hellfest
Jun 25 Milano, Italy Solomacello Festival
Jul 07 Tabor, Czech Republic Mighty Sounds
Jul 18 Albi, France Xtreme Fest

For More Info Visit:

Freeman Promotions


ABYSMAL DAWN - A second Relapse Records band made the news when it was announced that death metallers ABYSMAL DAWN will hit the road for all of this February and March around the United States and Europe.

They’re touring behind the strength of their ‘Obsolescence’ record which was released this past Fall. You can find it at this location.

Here are the tour dates:
Feb 02 Farmington, NM Studio 18
Feb 03 Amarillo, TX The Wreck Room
Feb 04 Tulsa, OK Downtown Lounge
Feb 05 Birmingham, AL The Syndicate Lounge
Feb 06 Panama City, FL A&M Theater

***All dates w/ 1349, Origin and Wolvhammer***
Feb 08 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
Feb 10 Austin, TX Dirty Dog
Feb 11 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Feb 12 Phoenix, AZ Joe's Grotto
Feb 14 Los Angeles, CA The Complex
Feb 15 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Feb 16 Reno, NV Jub Jub's
Feb 17 Salt Lake City, UT Area 51
Feb 18 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Feb 19 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
Feb 20 Joliet, IL Mojoe's
Feb 21 Cleveland, OH Roc Bar
Feb 22 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar
Feb 23 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

***Feb 27 to March 22 dates w/ Death DTA Tours and Loudblast***
Feb 27 Bocum, DE Matrix
Feb 28 Endohoven, NL Dynamo
Mar 01 Antwerp, BE Trix
Mar 02 London, UK Electric Ballroom
Mar 03 Dublin, IR Academy
Mar 04 Manchester, UK Club Academy
Mar 05 Paris, FR Trabendo
Mar 06 Zurich, CH Alte Kaserne
Mar 07 Munich, DE Theaterfabrik
Mar 08 Ludwisburg, DE Rockfabrik
Mar 09 Romagnano Sesia, IT RnR Arena
Mar 11 Salzburg, AT Rockhouse
Mar 12 Wien, AT Szene
Mar 13 Cracov, PL Fabryka
Mar 14 Gdansk, PL B 90
Mar 15 Warsaw, PL Progresja
Mar 16 Berlin, DE K 17
Mar 17 Wurzburg, DE Posthalle
Mar 18 Hamburg, DE Markthalle
Mar 19 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers
Mar 20 Stockholm, SE Klubben
Mar 21 Oslo, NO Vulkan
Mar 22 Copenhagen, DK Amager Bio
***All dates with Enfold Darkness***
Mar 25 Baltimore, MD Sidebar Tavern
Mar 26 Fairfax, VA Fat Tuesday's
Mar 27 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
Mar 28 Murfreesboro, TN Wall Street

For More Info Visit:

Freeman Promotions


TEMPLES FESTIVAL - Fans of the band EARTH take note. The TEMPLES FESTIVAL is set to shake the foundations of Bristol this May and Earth may just be the band that finally brings the whole city down.

It was confirmed yesterday that Earth will be the festival’s final main stage headliners on Sunday May 31. The festival opens Friday the 29th, with ConvergePig Destroyer and Bongzilla the headliners on three stages. An additional 15 acts were also added to the lineup, they are:

Festival organizers are also advising fans and ticketholders to stay tuned to the festival’s facebook page for a big, curveball announcement this Friday at 1 p.m. GMT.

Limited Weekend Tickets and an ample supply of Day Tickets are available from;

Rarely Unable PR


OCEANO - Chicagoland deathcore agitators OCEANO have a new album and tour in the works, it was announced. The album, ‘Ascendants’ will hit stores March 23 in Europe and March 24 in North America via Earache Records. It’s the band’s first new release since 2013.

"This album is an evolution of our brand of heaviness,” frontman Adam Warren said. “It is our most focused release ever and contains a concept that elevates the band onto a higher plane. I want every Oceano fan old and new to be launched into an altered state and immerse themselves into discovering what Ascendants is all about."

You can hear more of Adam discussing the new album at this location. The album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and at this location.

This mid-March to early-April tour will take this shape:
Mar. 16 - Erie, PA - Basement Transmissions
Mar. 17 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater
Mar. 18 - Newport, KY - Thompson House
Mar. 19 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Mar. 20 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
Mar. 22 - Grand Prairie, TX - South By So What?!
Mar. 23 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Mar. 25 - Lake Worth, FL - Propaganda
Mar. 26 - Tampa, FL - Local 662
Mar. 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Burro Bar
Mar. 28 - Fayetteville, NC - The Drunk Horse Pub
Mar. 29 - Springfield, VA - Empire
Mar. 30 - Patterson, NJ - The Wild Bull
Mar. 31 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall
Apr. 01 - Albany, NY - Bogie's
Apr. 02 - Brooklyn, NY - M2 Brooklyn Asylum
Apr. 03 - Rochester, NY - California Brew Haus
Apr. 04 - Lakewood, OH - The Foundry

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The Noise Cartel


THEORIES - It was also announced that Seattle-based death grind band THEORIES have a new album looming. The band will make their Metal Blade Records debut in grand style with the release of the brand-new ‘Regression’ full-length on March 24. You can listen to the first single, “Cycle of Decay” and pre-order the album right now at this location.

Here’s a complete track listing:
1. Burnt Concrete
2. Cycle Of Decay
3. Shame
4. Abortive Crescent
5. Bathing In Pigs Blood
6. First World's Last Breath
7. Swimming in Mud
8. Revenge/Rewild
9. Hell in Her Eyes
10. Landfill

For more info visit:

Earsplit PR


DEAD IN THE MANGER - Moving from death grind to black grind now, Dead in the Manger made the news yesterday when they raised the curtain on their new “II” video exclusively at Decibel Magazine. The video was directed by David Hall of Handshake Inc.

"This is probably the first time I've made a video for a band without talking to any of the members," Hall stated. "I sort of just got an email one day from the label that asked if I'd be interested in making a video for a black/grind metal band. I listened to the track and really dug what I heard so I agreed. The only real info and guidance I was given was the name of the song, 'II', the album title, and the album's artwork. From listening to the track and taking the cover artwork as inspiration, I decided to try and create a depressing and degraded, impressionistic, moving version of the cover, and use some found footage, stuff that I shot, and mix it together to make a scratchy, black-toned void that hopefully assaults the eyes as nicely as the music assaults the ears. After a few botched attempts, I arrived at the version you see now."

The song was taken from the band’s upcoming ‘Regression’ album, set to be released on 12” vinyl, February 3 through 20 Buck Spin Records.  You can stream it right now at this location.

Watch the video for ‘II’ at this location.

Earsplit PR


DRAWERS / NOLENTIA - And finally, file this one under D for “diplomacy”. Kaotoxin Records announced that two of its artists will be heading to Cuba for a week and a half long tour with three other bands. The Kaotoxin signees, are traveling to Cuba alongside La HordeSickret and Superbuttas part of the bi-annual Brutal Fest where they will play with local bands around the country.

Drawers are supporting their self-titled album, while Nolentia will be showcasing their sophomore effort, titled ‘May the Hand that Holds the Match that Will Set this World on Fire Be Blessed above All’.

Tour dates are:
Feb.13 – Holguin
Feb.14 – Bayamo
Feb.15 – Bayamo
Feb.17 – Camaguey
Feb.19 – Santa Clara
Feb.20 – Habana
Feb.21 – Habana
Feb.22 – Matanzas

Tour trailer:
Drawers "Shadow Dancers" music video:
Drawers @ Facebook:
Drawers @ Twitter:
Nolentia "On this Side of the Grave" music video:
Nolentia @ Facebook:

Kaotoxin Records


And now you’re all caught up in the world of sludge.