Sick Drummer Magazine Issue 28 featuring drummer Ray Luzier of Korn is now available online, revealing cover design #6 of 8. It's the first time we have ever offered more than one cover design for an issue of our magazine, and the first time we are offering high-resolution, limited-edition, large-format posters for purchase. These 8 covers are not just different from each other, but also different from an artistic stance, and not something you've seen or expect as a typical magazine cover.
These covers are photographic art, taken with immense resolution and outstanding art direction by AGD LLC. One will be revealed each week for two months straight. Leave it to us to do something no drum magazine has ever done... We love them and hope you will too. Be sure to check back next week for cover design #7! We will post all 8 together after they have all been revealed.
There are 250 of the first cover released available, that will be hand signed by Ray, then will never be available again. There are also 700 available without a signature, but again, once they are gone they are gone for good. This is a must have for any fan of Ray and/or Korn. The posters are 26.75" x 38.5" and were taken in such high-resolution, they could be put on the side of a building. See the poster and pre-order here.
This magazine issue also features Anthony Ipri of Mortal Decay, James Payne of Hour of Penance, Vinnie Paul talks about HellYeah, Juliana Novo of Crucifixion, Ben Harclerode of Whitechapel, Chris Reifert of Autopsy, Shaun Lacanne of Putrid Pile and much more.
You will also find a video premier from Doug Anderson and Unfathomable Ruination, a column from Gus Rios and an exlusive Isolated Track from his new Gruesome project that also features Matt Harvey (Exhumed), Daniel Gonzales (Possessed) and Robin Mazen. Additionally, there is some never before seen multi-angle concert footage of the legendary Pentagram, from their San Francisco appearance back in February this year.
And if that's not enough, we have also launched Brutal Beatings Volume XV! This compilation features: Spencer Prewett and Archspire from the Season of Mist family, Al Mazzotti and Cripple Bastards from the Relapse Records family, Upstate NY's up and coming Order of The Dead, Pyrrhon and Alex Cohen also from the Relapse gang, Unveiled and more.
Extreme drummer Scott Fuller and Abysmal Dawn, return with a massive display of refined brutality on their fourth full-length Obsolescence. Obsolescence will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records.
Beginning today, Obsolescence is available for pre-order from Relapse Records and digitally via Bandcamp. The album will be released on CD/LP/Digital/Deluxe Digital formats. The CD and digital releases include a bonus cover of Dissection's "Night's Blood" and the digital deluxe version includes demo recordings of every song on the album. A Relapse.com exclusive vinyl color is also available and includes a full color album cover poster. The devastating, otherworldly artwork was created by Pär Oloffson. (The Faceless, Spawn of Possession)
Check out an exclusive stream of the song "Inanimate" right here:
"I'm very happy to present a new Abysmal Dawn track after almost three years of waiting," commented vocalist/guitarist Charles Elliott. "It's a heavy one, so get ready to bang your fucking head with the song on repeat until your neck won't move anymore!!!"
"Lyrically this one is about losing your idealism and becoming a cold, unfeeling shell of a human being, in order to survive our modern society. An inanimate object if you will; one without hope that has cut themselves off from emotion. Our experiences in this life can carve us into stone, but they can also desensitize us in the process. In short, this might be the most depressing song you ever wanted to circle pit too."
"We hope you enjoy 'Inanimate' and that you catch us on our tour with Deicide this fall. We'll also be playing a few headlining shows that we hope you'll cause chaos at as well. See you soon and cheers!"
In support of Obsolescence, Abysmal Dawn will be hitting the road with a handful of headline dates before joining up with Deicide. The headline shows start September 30th in Riverside, CA and go through October 5th in Nashville, TN. The tour with Deicide kicks off October 7th in West Springfield, VA and will run through October 28th in Dallas, TX.
The band has also announced a special listening party on September 28th at The Complex in Glendale, CA. This will be your chance to Obsolescene in its entirety before anyone else. There will also be raffles and giveaways as well as DJ sets from members of Abysmal Dawn. More info on the event is available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/679228898838628.
Abysmal Dawn strikes the perfect balance between extreme songwriting and exceptional skill with an infectious blend of technical yet memorable riffs, throat shredding vocals, and crushing rhythms delivered with machine gun precision. With Obsolescence, Abysmal Dawn unleash a veritable beast of a record and the perfect example of what 21st century death metal should sound like. The album was produced by Mike Bear at Artisan Road and mixed and mastered by John Haddad (Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia) at Trench Studios.
Obsolescence Track Listing:
1. Human Obsolescence 2. Perfecting Slavery (featuring Christian Muenzer) 3. Inanimate 4. Devouring the Essence of God (featuring Bobby Koelble) 5. One Percent Incomplete 6. Loathed in Life / Praised in Death 7. By My Demons 8. Laborem Morte Liberat Te 9. The Inevitable Return to Darkness Bonus Track: 10. Night's Blood (DISSECTION cover)
Abysmal Dawn Headline Dates:
9/30: Riverside, CA @ The Vibe 10/1: Las Cruces, NM @ Green Room 10/2: Amarillo, TX @ TBA 10/3:14 San Antonio, TX @ Korova 10/4:14 Fort Smith, AR @ Hero's 10/5: Nashville, TN @ The End
Abysmal Dawn W/ Deicide, Septicflesh, Inquisition, and Carach Angren:
10/7: Springfield, VA @ Empire 10/8: Hartford, CT @ Webster 10/9: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater 10/11: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall 10/12: Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa 10/13: Newport, KY @ Thompson House 10/14: Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse 10/15: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's 10/16: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights 10/17: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room 10/18: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room 10/21: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven 10/22: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge 10/23: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House 10/25: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage 10/26: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto 10/28: Dallas, TX @ Rail Club
Polish technical death metallers Decapitated have just released the first trailer to their upcoming sixth studio album Blood Mantra, due out in North America on September 30th. The trailer includes footage from the “Diary 2010 – 2014” digi-pak bonus DVD and mind-numbing accordion work!
Stream the new Decapitated track “The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation” on YouTube here.
Recorded under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski at Hertz Studio in Poland, Blood Mantra features the debut of new drummer Michal Lysejko.
The track listing for the deluxe digi-pak version of Blood Mantra is:
01. Exiled In Flesh 02. The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation 03. Veins 04. Blood Mantra 05. Nest 06. Instinct 07. Blindness 08. Red Sun BONUS TRACK 09. Moth Effect + BONUS DVD: “Diary 2010 – 2014”
Decapitated will be touring the U.S. this October & November as direct support to GWAR on the first leg of the “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014,” launching on October 15th in Norfolk, Virginia and ending in Seattle on November 12th. Opening will be Texan trio American Sharks. Pre-sale ticket links are available on Decapitated’s official Facebook page.
Confirmed dates for “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” are:
10/15/14 The Norva - Norfolk, VA 10/16/14 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ 10/17/14 Sherman Theater - Stroudsburg, PA 10/18/14 The Palladium "Rock and Shock Festival" - Worcester, MA 10/19/14 The Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY 10/21/14 Expo Five - Louisville, KY 10/22/14 New Daisy Theater - Memphis, TN 10/23/14 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX 10/24/14 House of Blues New Orleans, LA 10/25/14 Emo's "Housecore Horror Film Festival” - Austin, TX 10/26/14 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX 10/28/14 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK 10/29/14 Pop's Nightclub - Sauget, IL 10/30/14 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS 10/31/14 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO 11/01/14 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM 11/02/14 The Marquee - Tempe, AZ 11/03/14 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA 11/04/14 Knitting Factory Concert House - Reno, NV 11/05/14 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA 11/06/14 House of Blues - Hollywood, CA 11/07/14 Hard Rock Live - Las Vegas, NV 11/08/14 The Great Salt Air - Magna, UT 11/10/14 Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise, ID 11/11/14 Roseland Theater - Portland, OR 11/12/14 Showbox SODO - Seattle, WA