The Ocean To Release “Phanerozoic Live” In November

The Ocean will be releasing a new live album/film titled “Phanerozoic Live“ on November 26. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

The band commented:

“‘Phanerozoic Live’ is a live album like no other – it is a live album that was recorded in a cultural vacuum, a bizarre time that we will remember for the rest of our lives: a time when the world as we knew it suddenly stopped spinning. ⚫️

It is a live album that does without all the qualities that we usually appreciate about a live album: without the sounds of a cheering, excited crowd. But it is the very absence of this, it is the eery silence between the songs that reminds us of what we miss most, and that gives these recordings a rare intensity and power. 🔥

This release is yet another master class of record packaging from Norwegian artist and long term friend and collaborator, Martin Kvamme: the trifold is made from thick, rough and incredibly fibrous cardboard, adorned with a filigrane copper foil embossing of a bitmapped live fotography from the Bremen event. It contains 3 vinyl records in printed inner sleeves, a DVD and a concert ticket with a streaming and HD video download link to both concerts. 👌🏻

‘Phanerozoic Live’ is out November 26 via Pelagic Records and now available for pre-order on 3xLP / 2xCD + DVD / Download here: https://listen.pelagic-records.com/theocean

Armored Saint To Release “Symbol Of Salvation Live” CD/DVD In October

Armored Saint will be releasing a new live CD/DVD titled “Symbol Of Salvation Live” on October 22. The effort was recorded during the band’s July 13, 2018 show at The Gramercy Theatre in New York. That concert found the band performing “Symbol Of Salvation” in full.

Bassist Joey Vera said the following:

“I felt like showing Symbol… in another light was a great homage to the record itself. Also, having all the fans be there and part of that event is a way for us to say ‘Thank you!’ For, without them, we can’t do any of this in the first place.”

“If you would have told me 30 years ago that we’d be talking about this today, I would have told you that you were crazy. All we’ve ever wanted was to make our own music, to take joy and take pride in doing it. The fact that we also have very loyal fans who continue to support what we do is the best icing on this cake. I try to look at our records as objectively as possible, and when I can do that, I’m very proud that this record is a huge part of the band’s legacy, and I am extremely humbled that I’m a part of that.”

Frontman John Bush also commented:

“It links our past to our future. I believe it was the time that we honestly thought we could do whatever we wanted to musically and it would somehow work. There’s a magical feeling about it and it continues to gain mystique every year.”

Notably, the vinyl and digital editions of the release will also include demo tracks that were recorded with late guitarist Dave Prichard during the “Symbol Of Salvation” sessions. Bush added the following about that:

“They’re songs that didn’t make the record, however, there still is a vibe to those tunes, plus Dave’s playing is on them, so that makes them special.”

“Symbol Of Salvation Live” Track Listing:

01. “Reign Of Fire” (live)
02. “Dropping Like Flies” (live)
03. “Last Train Home” (live)
04. “Tribal Dance” (live)
05. “The Truth Always Hurts” (live)
06. “Half Drawn Bridge” (live)
07. “Another Day” (live)
08. “Symbol Of Salvation” (live)
09. “Hanging Judge” (live)
10. “Warzone” (live)
11. “Burning Question” (Live)
12. “Tainted Past” (live)
13. “Spineless” (live)

Bonus Tracks (digital/vinyl versions):

14. “Nothing Between The Ears” (1989 4-track demo)
15. “Get Lost” (1989 4-track demo)
16. “Medieval Nightmares” (1989 4-track demo)
17. “People” (1989 4-track demo)
18. “Pirates” (1989 4-track demo)
19. “Symbol Of Salvation” (live) (radio edit) (digital only)

A live video for “Symbol Of Salvation” can be found below:

GWAR To Release “Scumdogs XXX Live” In September

GWAR will be releasing a new live album/film titled “Scumdogs XXX Live” on September 10. The effort was recorded during the band’s October, 30, 2020 livestream show and it can be pre-ordered HERE. A live video for “Love Surgery” can also be found below:

“Scumdogs XXX Live” Track Listing:

01. “The Salamanizer”
02. “The Years Without Light”
03. “Sexecutioner”
04. “Black And Huge”
05. “Vlad The Impaler”
06. “Death Pod”
07. “Maggots”
08. “Love Surgery”
09. “Horror Of Yig”
10. “King Queen”
11. “Sick Of You”
12. “Techno’s Song”
13. “U Ain’t Shit”
14. “Cool Place To Park”
15. “Slaughterama”

Blu-ray/DVD Bonus Content:

  • Behind the Scenes with Sleazy P Martini
  • The Return of Techno Destructo
  • Bälsäc and Jizmak Meet a Young Fan
  • Backstage with the Bad Biker Bitch
  • Pustulus Amp Check
  • Bonesnapper Meets The Sexecutioner
  • Slymenstra’s Green Room

Plus:

  • Behind the Murder
  • Ronan on Scumdogs
  • Espresso Destructo Coffee
  • Vinyl To Die For
  • Liquid Death – Keep the Underworld Beautiful

Special Bonus:

  • A Glimpse Behind the (Actual) Scenes
  • Audio Commentary from GWAR

Vocalist Blóthar commented:

“This thing was a three-ring gangbang circus from the drop. I just wanted to hang around with our old friends and get blasted, but of course, we had to face all of our Scumdogs era villains; Techno Destucto, the Redneck From Hell, and the Bad Biker Bitch to name a few. All was well until Slymenstra lit me on fire during her torch dance. With friends like that, who needs enemies?”

Swallow The Sun To Release “20 Years Of Gloom, Beauty And Despair – Live In Helsinki” In July

Swallow The Sun will be releasing a new live album/film titled “20 Years Of Gloom, Beauty And Despair – Live In Helsinki” on July 30. The effort will be available as a Ltd. 2CD+DVD Digipak, a Gatefold 3LP+DVD set, and digitally.

“20 Years Of Gloom, Beauty And Despair – Live In Helsinki” Track Listing:

01. “The Womb Of Winter”
02. “The Heart Of A Cold White Land”
03. “Away”
04. “Pray For The Winds To Come”
05. “Songs From The North”
06. “66°50’N, 28°40’E”
07. “Autumn Fire”
08. “Before The Summer Dies”
09. “Lost And Catatonic”
10. “Empires Of Loneliness”
11. “Falling World”
12. “Cathedral Walls”
13. “Plaque of Butterflies”
14. “Don’t Fall Asleep”
15. “Stone Wings”
16. “The Giant”
17. “Swallow”
18. “Here On The Black Earth”

Mikko Kotamäki commented:

“Finally some good news after a year of cancellations and shitshow! We managed to play only 10 of these special 20th anniversary gigs before the whole world shut down in March 2020 and the rest of the tour got cancelled. Luckily we filmed and recorded one of the gigs, which we now release as our very first live album as we wait to be able to get back on stages again. Enjoy!

We played the whole Songs From The North II with a string quartet – comprised of very professional musicians, two of whom played on our previous album and appeared with us on the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise in 2018. For the first time, we also asked our fans on social media to vote for their favorite songs from each album. We then played the most-voted songs from every album.”

Destruction To Release “Live Attack” Blu-Ray In August

Destruction will be releasing a new live Blu-ray/CD titled “Live Attack” on August 13 via Napalm Records. The effort was recorded during the band’s January livestream show at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland.

“Live Attack” Track Listing:

01. “Born To Perish”
02. “Death Trap”
03. “Nailed To The Cross”
04. “Armageddonizer”
05. “Tormentor”
06. “Rotten”
07. “Mad Butcher”
08. “Reject Emotions”
09. “Thrash Till Death”
10. “Betrayal”
11. “Sign Of Fear”
12. “Damir’s Shred”
13. “Inspired By Death”
14. “Release From Agony”
15. “Life Without Sense”
16. “Antichrist”
17. “Invincible Force”
18. “Under Attack”
19. “Bestial Invasion”
20. “The Butcher Strikes Back”
21. “Curse The Gods”
22. “Total Desaster”

The group commented:

“This show at our fave club, the Z7 in Switzerland, was a really special one in the middle of this dreadful pandemic! When we recorded it as a livestream on the 1st of January, it gave us hope back and connected us with the fans worldwide! Many supporters demanded to release it in physical form, so we had to make it happen. The setlist reflects four decades of Destruction with an almost two hour best-of setlist, which includes some really rare live tracks! It was for sure a night to remember… we hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!”

A live video for “Mad Butcher” from the set can be found below. Schmier added the following about that:

“‘Mad Butcher’ is one of the first songs we ever wrote, such a classic! I still love to perform it live; it is in my DNA meanwhile, I guess! There are a lot of memories that come along with this track and the history of the band. We brought back the double-lead section from the EP version into the solo part; many fans have reacted at that during the live shows, which is really cool! But this DVD will also have some nice surprises, some songs we have not played live in decades.”

Paradise Lost To Release New Blu-ray/Live Album “At The Mill”

Paradise Lost will be releasing a new Blu-ray/live album titled “At The Mill” on July 16. The effort was recorded during the band’s November 5, 2020 livestream show at The Mill in Bradford, England. A live video for “Darker Thoughts” from that set can be found below:

“At The Mill” Track Listing:

01. “Widow”
02. “Fall From Grace”
03. “Blood And Chaos”
04. “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us”
05. “Gothic”
06. “Shadowkings”
07. “One Second”
08. “Ghosts”
09. “The Enemy”
10. “As I Die”
11. “Requiem”
12. “No Hope In Sight”
13. “Embers Fire”
14. “Beneath Broken Earth”
15. “So Much Is Lost”
16. “Darker Thoughts”

The band commented:

“Remember, remember, the Fifth Of November?

Due to the ban on live music, we, like many other bands, have had to adapt and do something we never thought we’d have to do. No, not stacking shelves in Aldi like Metallica, but playing a show at a disused mill in Yorkshire with no one else there.

We decided against trying to pretend there was an audience in the room with us, opting instead for a rather moribund version of a live lounge show. Whilst never being pleased with anything, we were however slightly less miserable at the result.

It was also almost fun playing some of our new album Obsidian within the set for the first time too. We can now announce that we will be releasing this show as an official CD/Blu-Ray and vinyl on 16th July 2021, imaginatively entitled ‘At The Mill‘.”

Earthless Release “Live In The Mojave Desert”

Earthless have released their 2020 set in the Mojave Desert as a new live album titled “Live In The Mojave Desert.” That effort features the following tracks: “Violence Of The Red Sea,” “Sonic Prayer,” and “Lost In The Cold Sun.” You can find a piece of the “Sonic Prayer” performance below. Drummer Mario Rubalcaba commented:

“Having the opportunity to set up out in the desert and play how we do was one of the best experiences ever actually. Adding to it the Mad Alchemy liquid lights and the surroundings made for a very satisfying day/night of jamming. Thankful for Giant Rock Records preserving the night by filming and recording this. I hope people can enjoy the release as much as we did doing it.”

Devin Townsend To Release “Devolution Series #2 – Galactic Quarantine” In June

Devin Townsend will be releasing “Devolution Series #2 – Galactic Quarantine” on June 25. The effort will feature the frontman’s September 5, 2020 virtual show in which he performed with guitarist Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless), bassist Liam Wilson (Azusa, The Dillinger Escape Plan), and drummer Samus Paulicelli (Decrepit Birth). You can check out “Aftermath” from that set below:

“Devolution Series #2 – Galactic Quarantine” Track Listing:

01. “Velvet Kevorkian”
02. “All Hail The New Flesh”
03. “By Your Command”
04. “Almost Again”
05. “Juular”
06. “March Of The Poozers”
07. “Supercrush!”
08. “Hyperdrive ”
09. “Stormbending”
10. “Deadhead”
11. “Aftermath”
12. “Love?”
13. “Spirits Will Collide”
14. “Kingdom”
15. “Detox”

Chthonic Announce New Live Release “Chthonic Megaport 2021”

Chthonic will be releasing a new live album/film titled “Chthonic Megaport 2021” on May 19. The effort was recorded at The Pier-2 Art Center in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan on March 27, 2021. A live video for “Set Fire To The Island” can be seen below and an “anti-epidemic” bundle can be pre-ordered HERE.

Mr. Bungle To Release “The Night They Came Home” In June

Mr. Bungle’s current lineup, Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, Trevor Dunn, Scott Ian (Anthrax), and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.), will be releasing a new live album/film titled “The Night They Came Home” on June 11. The effort will feature the band’s October 31, 2020 livestream show in Eureka, CA and it will be available on CD/Blu-ray, CD/DVD, VHS, and digitally.

“The Night They Came Home” Track Listing:

01. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” (Fred Rogers cover)
02. “Anarchy Up Your Anus”
03. “Raping Your Mind”
04. “Bungle Grind”
05. “Methematics”
06. “Hell Awaits“/”Summer Breeze” (Slayer / Seals & Croft medley/cover)
07. “Eracist”
08. “World Up My Ass” (Circle Jerks cover)
09. “Glutton For Punishment”
10. “Hypocrites/Habla Español O Muere” (S.O.D. cover)
11. “Spreading The Thighs Of Death”
12. “Loss For Words”
13. “Sudden Death”
14. “Loss Of Control” (Van Halen cover)

The following was said about the physical copies:

“The CD portion features remastered audio, while the film features Bungle’s performance, Neil Hamburger’s opening set, three official music videos (‘Raping Your Mind,’ ‘Eracist,’ and ‘Sudden Death‘), as well as extended behind-the-scenes footage. The VHS release, limited to 1000 collectible copies, is an edited, performance-only portion of the film.”

Pre-orders can be found HERE and a live video for “Bungle Grind” can be found below: