Sanguisugabogg Stream “Skewer Skewer” From “Pornographic Seizures” Reissue

Sanguisugabogg have premiered a new song titled “Skewer Skewer.” This song will appear on the vinyl reissue of the band’s “Pornographic Seizures” EP, which is tentatively set to be released on April 22. The group commented:

“Today, we’re happy to release an unreleased track we happily titled ‘Sewer Skewer,’ This song was recorded back in February of this year to be included as one of B-side tracks for the re-release of our firstborn son, titled ‘Pornographic Seizures‘.”

Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil Falls Off Stage During Monsters On The Mountain Festival In Tennessee

During his October 15 set at the Monsters On The Mountain festival in Pigeon Forge, TN, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) ended up falling off the stage. According to TMZ, “there was a small gap between the speaker and the stage that Vince didn’t see and he fell through the crevice onto the floor.” One of his roadies and a security guard helped him back up and he limped away before an ambulance took him to the hospital. His solo band reportedly finished the set with guitarist Jeff Blando on vocals. Bassist Dana Strum told the crowd the following [via Blabbermouth]:

“The truth is Vince fell and broke ribs when he fell. He can’t breathe and he’s gonna get dealt with medically. Now, that sucks for us, and him. He was so excited to be here. He lives in Tennessee. But he was willing to stick it out and tough it out when the people back here were telling him ‘Don’t do it.’ Let’s have one good round of applause, please, for this guy.”

Suffocation Stream Live Version Of “Pierced From Within”

Suffocation are streaming a live version of their song “Pierced From Within.” The audio is taken from the band’s new live album “Live In North America,” which will be released on November 12. That effort was recorded during the band’s final tour with ex-frontman Frank Mullen. Terrance Hobbs commented:

“Hope you all enjoy this live version of ‘Pierced From Within‘. This song has always been a staple of the Suffocation arsenal as it’s one of our favorite musical pieces to play. When going through the live recording and figuring out which songs to tease this release we didn’t even have a second thought when it came to ‘Pierced From Within‘ and we couldn’t be more proud of how this live version sounds. This song has transcended almost 3 decades and still holds its potency in our set to this very day as well as being intricate with breaking major ground for us in the death metal world since its original release. Hope you all crank it out loud and let Suffocation fill your homes with some of our best death metal through the years!”

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me) Releases New Nightmare Scenario Album “The Chord Of Living Flesh”

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me) has released a new Nightmare Scenario album called “The Chord Of Living Flesh.” The effort, which “sets music to the songs found within the first DUNE novel written by Frank Herbert,” can be streamed below:

Slayer’s Kerry King On His New Project: “It Will Be Fucking Good”

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Slayer’s Kerry King offered an update on his new project. The guitarist says he is “dragging [his] feet” at the moment, but when the band does surface “it will be fucking good.”

King said the following

“I had picks that I threw out at [Slayer‘s final shows] — The Final Campaign — at the end of the show. And in every city, I threw out two that said, ‘Reborn in 2020,’ because that was my plan — I planned on touring in 2020. Then the pandemic came up and we were into 2021.

Because I want everybody to get the bumps out of the road before I go out. Here we are at the end of 2021 and I’m looking at the end of 2022 now. And we’ll see what happens next year because it’s evolving. I don’t want to go out and feel stuff out, I want to go out and have a good time. I’m not being selfish, I don’t mean it like that. I mean that whatever the new rules are, I want them to be smooth before I go out.”

He also added:

“I’m dragging my feet on letting the world know what I’m doing because there’s no rush. I have a tour that I’m considering doing, but I’m not going to announce a band, I’m not going to announce a record, I’m not going to announce anything. But you will see me in the future — it will be fucking good.”

This news comes after King recently said that he thinks Slayer “quit too early.”

Eric Wagner’s Solo Album “In The Lonely Light Of Mourning” To Receive Posthumous Release In March

Cruz Del Sur Music will be posthumously releasing a new solo album from Eric Wagner (The Skull, ex-Trouble) in March 2022. The effort is titled “In The Lonely Light Of Mourning” and the cover art and track listing for it can be found below:

“In The Lonely Light Of Mourning” Track Listing:

01. “Rest In Place”
02. “Maybe Tomorrow”
03. “Isolation”
04. “If You Lost It All”
05. “Strain Theory”
06. “Walk With Me To The Sun”
07. “In The Lonely Light Of Mourning”
08. “Wish You Well”

A number of people involved in the project commented:

Cruz Del Sur Music owner Enrico Leccese:

“It has been a great honor to have the chance to work with Eric. He has been a reference in my life since, as a fan, I bought his Trouble albums back in the 1980s. I must give While Heaven Wept’s Tom Phillips 100 percent credit for Cruz Del Sur Music being able to release Eric’s solo album. Eric really put all himself, his passion, his deepest emotions and his skills into this release. I must also thank Mike and Ron Holzner for the extremely mature talk we had after Eric’s passing. His loss has been a tragic event and we hope that this album gives justice to his career.”

Tom Phillips:

“I’d say this album is an amalgamation of Trouble, Blackfinger, LID and The Skull. There’s a little bit of each all swirled together. Basically, there’s a little something for everyone!”

“There’s no doubt that he will be rightly remembered as one of the most iconic voices of metal — not just doom metal considering he had the power to traverse anything he sang over from psychedelic to somber, from acoustic tenderness to bone-crushing metal. Of course, he’ll always be tied to the legacy of TROUBLE and thus, considered by nearly everyone — including myself — as one of the founding fathers of the doom metal genre. But for those who knew him, we’ll also never forget his laid-back personality, sense of humor and ‘Eric-isms.’ It’s a staggering and totally unnecessary loss, but he lived by his own rules and spent 2021 doing all of the things he loved doing the most, so there’s some solace in that.”

David Snyder:

“He was excited about the songs. He and I worked on this project for a little over four years. It took that long, mostly because we did it over the phone. Either he would be in Chicago or New Mexico, and I’m in West Virginia, so I’d send him demo riffs, and if he liked something, he’d give me arrangement ideas, and I’d re-demo to fit his vision to place the lyrics. I already miss the process of working with him! Before Eric left for the last The Skull tour this summer, he told me about the record and said, ‘It jams. I’m turning it into Cruz.'”

“He was a friend to everyone he met. He always would hang out with fans and, through his music, helped a lot of people through tough times, including myself. His lyrics were always thought-provoking and his voice was one of a kind. When you heard it, you knew it was Eric Wagner! Ultimately, his legacy to me is his work with Trouble. I am eternally grateful to have been close to him at times, to have finished this record and to have worked with what many call the ‘Godfather of Doom.'”

Mike Smith:

“We have guests representing every band Eric has worked with over the years, and even extended family member Victor Griffin, which really brings things full circle. This was not the original plan by any means, but as the process started to unfold, it became apparent that this was exactly how it should be. How it was meant to be.”

“Eric was a dear friend, and I miss him immensely. This solo album became so much more than we initially expected, and I hope fans will be able to listen with open hearts and realize how lucky we all were to have Eric in our lives.

When Eric and I signed off on the album back in July and delivered it to Cruz Del Sur Music, Eric said something I will never forget: ‘If this were to be my last one, it’s a perfect final chapter to the story.'”

Ron Holzner:

“The LID record [1997’s ‘In The Mushroom’] was a break from Trouble and his first tastes of freedom. The Blackfinger records were more of a sideband to express himself differently than THE SKULL. It’s been a long journey lyrically for Eric and his story was coming towards the end. He sensed his time was short. The new record was his career coming full circle, in a sense. He included musicians from all his records and never intended this record to be a band. It was more a solo record than anything he ever did before. He needed to share his journey since this record was to be the end — he was contemplating retirement. The new The Skull record would be the epitaph to his story.”

“He did what he wanted, said what he wanted, lived like he wanted and wrote what he wanted…his way. He touched a lot of souls with his life and death.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ingested To Release “The Architect Of Extinction” On Vinyl

Ingested are planning to release their 2015 album, “The Architect Of Extinction,” on vinyl for the first time. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

On another note, the group also have the following dates booked:

11/17 Edinburgh, UK – Opium
11/18 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
11/19 Hull, UK – The Welly (feat. Black Tongue)
11/20 Peterborough, UK – The Met Lounge
11/21 Plymouth, UK – The Junction
11/22 Swansea, UK – Sin City

With Bleed From Within & Kill The Lights:

11/23 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
11/24 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
11/25 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
11/26 London, UK – The Dome
11/27 Glasgow, UK – The Garage

Decibel Books To Release “Turned Inside Out: The Official Story Of Obituary”

Decibel Books are planning to release a fully authorized Obituary biography, titled “Turned Inside Out: The Official Story Of Obituary,” next year. The book, which was written by David E. Gehlke, is available for pre-order and it is expected to ship in January.

Donald Tardy commented:

“This is the first time that we, as a band, have ever officially opened up to the fans. We took a look at the past, remembering how it all began in Tampa. We shared stories from the studio and the road, and also the mayhem throughout our career like it really was: the good, the bad and the ugly. ‘Turned Inside Out’ sets the record straight after 35 years — these are the events that made us who we are and the facts that made it history.”

Here’s a description of the book:

“Tampa, Florida’s Obituary have been a death metal institution since 1984. Guided by the inhuman, if not unfathomably deranged, vocals of John Tardy, the obscenely brutal guitar tone of Trevor Peres and rhythmic brilliance of drummer Donald Tardy, Obituary defined heaviness throughout the 1990s. Their 1989 ‘Slowly We Rot’ and 1990 ‘Cause of Death’ studio albums are undisputed classics, but their live prowess and unwavering dedication to their fans made them one of the metal underground’s most respected bands.

An unexpected five-year hiatus starting in 1998 only saw Obituary’s stature grow when a new generation of bands adopted their sonic trademarks. However, their post-reformation efforts were nearly sidetracked by the perils of the music industry and inter-band tumult. Through the unbreakable bond between the Tardy brothers and Peres, Obituary emerged stronger than ever, entrenched in their rightful position as death metal vanguards.

Penned by David E. Gehlke, author of ‘No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost,’ and featuring a foreword by Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy/ex-Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, ‘Turned Inside Out: The Official Story of Obituary’ is the first fully authorized biography of Obituary, providing an unprecedented look into the band’s career through in-depth interviews, studio recollections, road stories and scores of exclusive photos. This 328 page tome available exclusively through dB Books and is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.”

Khemmis Premiere Animated Video For New Song “House Of Cadmus”

Khemmis have premiered an animated video for their new song “House Of Cadmus.” The track is from the band’s new album “Deceiver,” which will be released on November 19. Phil Pendergast commented:

“‘House Of Cadmus‘ represents the lowest emotional point on Deceiver. In it, we explore the seat of our deepest fears, the anchors that we drag behind ourselves for our entire lives. It is also maybe the most important song for me, personally, in our entire catalog. With it, I cut away the chains that have long held me captive and offer an invitation for everyone who hears it to do the same. We are all weighed down by some aspect of our lives: addiction, abuse, mental illness, fear, regret, and shame, to name a few. These traumas distort our views of ourselves, of each other, and of the world around us. But these are merely stories we tell ourselves, and no matter how all-encompassing they may feel, these stories cannot define us.”