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BATUSHKA: Polish Black Metal Legion Joins The Metal Blade Records Roster; ‘Litourgiya’ Re-Issue To See Release November 3rd!

Polish black metal legion BATUSHKA are the latest additions to the Metal Blade Records’ US roster.

Pronounced “Batjushka,” the band’s Cyrillic name Батюшка means “father” and is used to address an Eastern Orthodox priest. Despite their themes and imagery, they are not a Christian band. The identities of the members are unknown, but they are involved with other bands. Their live lineup contains eight members.

Metal Blade will re-issue BATUSHKA’s Litourgiya full-length, initially released in 2015 in limited quantity via Witching Hour Productions, on November 3rd. Despite its relative cult status, the record earned critical accolades from journalists “in the know.”

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GWAR Premieres Video for ‘I’ll Be Your Monster’ via!

The wait is almost over, GWAR are set to release their latest opus ‘The Blood of Gods’ tomorrow (October 20th) via Metal Blade Records.

Today they have teamed up with, the online home of the Howard Stern Show, for an exclusive premiere of their new video for ‘I’ll Be Your Monster.’ Get a first look at the video, directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye, HERE!

‘The Blood of Gods’ is available for pre-order at

Digital pre-orders come with instant downloads of ‘Fuck This Place’, ‘El Presidente’ and ‘I’ll Be Your Monster’.

“This record is gonna knock your socks off. I mean, I don’t have feet, but I think that’s a thing. It rocks! It is quite simply, the best collection of recorded music in the history of the world. Buy it...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Launches European Tour Documentary Online!

This past summer, CATTLE DECAPITATION embarked on a European trek, during which the band filmed a tour documentary, directed by Paul McGuire / Obscenery Films ( To watch the behind-the-scenes and live footage from CATTLE DECAPITATION on the road, please visit:, where the video is now streaming live. 

Guitarist Josh Elmore comments:
“For several years now, fans have been asking the band to release a video chronicle with live performance footage and enhanced or ‘behind the scenes’ documentation. During a recent European run, our friend Paul McGuire of Obscenery Films travelled with the band and captured glimpses of what day-to-day life on the road is like for Cattle Decapitation and spoke with the members as they reflected on years of to...

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American extreme metallers GOATWHORE have just announced a full European tour in support of SEPULTURA! Other bands on the line-up include OBSCURA and FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY!

Comments Ben Falgoust from GOATWHORE:
“Greetings European and UK Metal Heads! We are proud to announce our return in 2018 alongside Sepultura & Obscura. It is a much anticipated trek for us, especially in support of our current release ‘Vengeful Ascension’.

Expect to hear a bunch of tunes from our newest release, mixed with an assortment of songs from past releases. We are quite thrilled at this opportunity to return European/UK soil and are looking forward to raging with you all!”

Machine Messiah Tour 2018
23.02.2018 DE – Leipzig, Conne Island

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DIAMOND BLACK (feat. The Sisters Of Mercy Guitarist Ben Christo) ‘Sorrow’ Debut Single & Video Released!

UK rock band, Diamond Black (feat. The Sisters Of Mercy Guitarist Ben Christo), have released their debut single and music video for the song ‘Sorrow’.

‘Sorrow’ is produced and mixed by Jaani Peuhu. Mastering by Minerva Pappi / Waudio. The superb cover artwork features the amazing Nange Magro Designer with art by Flashbang Studio.

Intense, sensual and arcane, Diamond Black are a dark-rock quartet from Camden, London, UK. Founded by Ben Christo (guitarist of The Sisters of Mercy) and Finnish singer J.I. Turunen, Diamond Black bring you crushing riffs, mesmerizing electronica and cinematic choruses; a dark fusion of irreverence, intrigue and isolation.

Inspired by the heaviness of Katatonia, the passion of Depeche Mode, the haunting soundscapes of Type O Negative and the anthemic melody ...

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