Amenra Sign With Relapse Records

Amenra have signed a new deal with Relapse Records and are planning to release a new album through the label in 2021. The band commented:

“We are thrilled to announce that from now on we will be signed to Relapse Records. A haven to a lot of our friends, and now to us as well. We are looking forward to work with this more than capable team, and are eager to see where it will lead us. Our new record will see its first light mid 2021. Ever onwards.”

Temple Of Void Sign With Relapse Records

Temple Of Void have signed a new deal with Relapse Records. The band’s new album will be released through the label in 2021.

The group commented:

“The pandemic may have stopped us playing shows, but it can’t stop us writing a new record. We’ve been hard at work ever since lock-down started, crafting new songs and exploring new ways to expand and hone our signature sound. Never a band to write the same album twice, our debut for Relapse will both be familiar and new all at the same time.

Echoes of the past will meet with glimpses into the future. Each record we write stands on the shoulders of the prior albums, and this is no different. We’re beyond fucking excited to get into the studio next year and track this beast.”

Wolves In The Throne Room Sign With Relapse Records

Wolves In The Throne Room have signed a new deal with Relapse Records in North America. The band commented:

“We are proud to announce our collaboration with Relapse Records. As fans of the label since the early days, we are excited to be working with such capable folks. We are currently crafting our forthcoming record which will be released in North America by Relapse in alliance with Century Media who will be handling the rest of the world. More news to be announced very soon.”

Body Count, Trivium, Fit For An Autopsy, Etc. Members To Take Part In “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground” Charity Event

Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, END) has announced a special livestreamed charity event for the American Civil Liberties Union. The virtual event, which is being called “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground,” will take place on June 14 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT and it will find musicians, labels, producers, etc. taking part in discussions and various giveaways.

The following participants have been confirmed:

  • Ice-T (Body Count)
  • Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
  • Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose)
  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)
  • Kurt Ballou (Converge, God City)
  • Andrew Marsh (Thy Art Is Murder)
  • Tom Williams (Stray From The Path)
  • Scott Vogel (Terror)
  • Todd Jones (Nails)
  • Buddy Nielson (Senses Fail)
  • Alan Day and Dan O’Connor (Four Year Strong)
  • Josh Smith (Northlane)
  • Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid)
  • Anthony Martini (E-Town Concrete, Commission)
  • Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy)
  • Brendan Garrone (Incendiary)
  • James Pligge (Harms Way)
  • Brendan Murphy (Counterparts, END)
  • Ethan Harrison (Great American Ghost)
  • Mark Lewis (Producer)
  • Anthony DiDio (Vein)
  • Monte Conner (Nuclear Blast)
  • Justin Louden (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Carl Severson (Ferret, Good Fight Music)
  • Equal Vision Records
  • Pure Noise Records
  • Nuclear Blast
  • Relapse Records
  • Closed Casket Activities
  • Good Fight Entertainment
  • Ferret Records
  • Liquid Metal
  • Metal Injection
  • Evil Greed

Putney commented:

“To be honest I was initially torn about doing this. The distaste and rage I have for our systemic issues in this country are more palpable than they ever have been. But I am NOT the voice of the oppressed, and I would never pretend to be.

What I can do is sit down with my fellow artists, friends, peers, and heroes alike and start a conversation about what we CAN do to support institutions for positive change, because something HAS to change. And the money that will roll in from this event will go to the experts. The ACLU. The Civil Rights organization that has fought for the purest form of free speech, justice, and equality for ONE HUNDRED YEARS (let one hundred years sink in for a second). The work that they are heavily involved in today aims to tackle these systemic issues.

The artists who will appear on this livestream come from different corners of life, different upbringings, different tax brackets. Naturally, some people are more comfortable expressing their opinions and beliefs to the public than others. I ask that you do not expect fire and brimstone from everyone, and do not scorn those who’d like to have a lighthearted conversation about music. The act of participating and donating sought after items to a worthy charity should be enough for you to understand their intentions.

This raffle will be one for the books. Extremely rare items, tons of merch, test presses and limited vinyl, music gear, it goes on and on. A lot of those involved are bringing something special and I truly thank them for parting with sacred items.

The link is live to start donating now. We will be announcing more details and giveaways soon.

http://www.soundrink.live

If you’d like to participate on any level just message me.

Go big or go home.”

Living Gate (YOB, Oathbreaker, Etc.) Sign With Relapse Records, Premiere New Song “Heaven Ablaze”

Living Gate (YOB, Oathbreaker, etc.) have signed a new deal with Relapse Records and are planning to release a new EP, titled “Deathlust,” through the label on June 12. The effort’s first single, “Heaven Ablaze,” can be streamed below. The group said the following:

“We got to be a band through a shared love of golden era death metal and are very thrilled to have found a home in Relapse Records, a home where people clearly share that same love for the genre and have worked very hard to give the EP the care and attention it deserves! And although we’ve never played these songs together in the same room up until this point, we can’t fucking wait to shred through these songs in a live setting.”

Candy Sign With Relapse Records, Release Two New Songs

Candy have signed a new deal with Relapse Records. With this news, the band have also released a new 7 inch titled “Super-Stare.“ That effort comes with the title track and another new song titled “Win Free Love.“ The band commented:

“‘Super-Stare‘ is agoraphobia rather than claustrophobia. The ultimate trip; the song is a journey into a testing ground in which each living thing tries every day not to be eaten. As it unravels, the listener grows oppressed by the great weight of the music around them and gradually loses confidence in orderly civilization.”

Zonal (Godflesh, Etc.) Sign With Relapse Records

Zonal, the band featuring Justin K. Broadrick (Godflesh, etc.) and Kevin Martin (The Bug, King Midas Sound, etc.), have signed a new deal with Relapse Records. Their new album will be released through the label this fall and two tracks from it, “Cave Version” and “No Version,“ are available to stream below:

Rob Miller Plans To Continue On With Tau Cross Despite Recent Controversy

As previously reported, Relapse Records recently dropped Tau Cross from their label after discovering that frontman Rob Miller thanked Holocaust denier Gerard Menuhin in the liner notes of their new album “Messengers Of Deception.“ The other members of the group then issued a statement saying they were unaware about Miller’s admiration for the “notorious right-wing author.” After that, the singer followed up with his own statement defending his controversial decision. Now, Miller has issued another statement saying he intends to keep the band going.

Here’s Miller’s latest statement:

“You Kids are in a Prison,one that you created and you maintain.One that you build onto year by year and yet never see. It maintains itself through the characters you represent, both the guards and the snitches,monitoring and judging every detail of your fellow inmates,telling tales and spreading gossip. i cannot be a part of that. No walls,no guard,no wire no yard,we are the perfect Prisoner.

You have created a hierarchy of victimhood, desperately scrambling for status on a ladder of the imaginary oppressed, nice kids from nice homes still trying to fight against evil mummy and daddy, the people who gave you everything, and who you turned your backs on. You live vicariously through a compromised media,themselves terrified of uttering an inappropriate phrase or idea, furiously signalling their own virtues through self censorship and speech regulation.

Your movies sell you the same stories, with an increasingly complex mixing of archetypes,until there are no real stories of any value left, and still you consume.

The worst thing is that you see yourselves as rebels of some kind,anti system warriors against the vague “Patriarchy”. You ARE the system,you are the useful idiots that keep the cogs turning,you are the Prison guards, glued to your screens on the Worldwide Panopticon. You are the Beast i despise, and the whole reason i have spent my life seeking answers, immersing myself in the forbidden,the occult,the Taboo, the places where there are still clues to how we got here,and how we can get back out.

You People set the dogs on me,you threw me under that bus without a moments hesitation,and that shows your true nature, the imaginary friends of the Internet,the curtain twitchers and tittle tattlers,the town hall gossips and Intenational knitting circle. You are not people i would want on my side in any kind of struggle.

To the very few men and women who have reached out on their own initiative,i salute you,we are Brothers and Sisters, a crazy family who may disagree fundamentally with what one another has to say ,or the opinions we hold ,but we will fiercely defend their right to do so. and that is the difference between the Prisoner and the Free man, the winnowing and separation of the wheat from the chaff,some of you passed the test and many did not.

I have made a decision about Tau Cross. It is a band that i created and nurtured on my own for one and a half years,in the bitter disappointments of the Amebix break up, i wrote all the original material and retain the band as my own intellectual property,to do with as i wish.

I am releasing Michel Langevin from Tau Cross, he should not be associated with this band in any manner in future,apart from the material that he has contributed,which has always been remarkable,and i have thought of him as a dear friend. however,the association with this Stigma is something people must choose or lose.

Andy Lefton is released with immediate effect, he has managed to embody the twin roles of Victim and Judas on far more occasions now than were strictly necessary,and we share nothing in common anymore,philosophically or ethically.

The remaining members will probably leave of their own accord and are encouraged to do so should they feel pressured,but there is a welcome place her for anyone brave enough to stay.

i will continue this band, even if it becomes a sad one man and a dog cassette making venture,it has never been about fame or money, it is about the journey for truth, the places that takes us and the need to remain true to ourselves. i feel this episode has demonstrated something of primary importance,and these words from the song are both prophetic and illuminating.

So you seek the truth, embrace her while you may
walk into the Fire,you and i shall never die
we become the Flame ,Burn with Me.
Rob Miller– Tau Cross– July 2019″

[via The PRP]

Tau Cross’ Rob Miller Comments On Taking Inspiration From Holocaust Denier Gerard Menuhin

As previously reported, Relapse Records recently dropped Tau Cross from their label after discovering that frontman Rob Miller thanked Holocaust denier Gerard Menuhin in the liner notes of their new album “Messengers Of Deception.“ The other members of the group then issued a statement saying they were unaware about Miller’s admiration for the “notorious right-wing author.” Now, the singer has followed up with his own statement regarding the situation.

Miller said the following:

“I would like to second the sentiments of the other members of Tau Cross, i do owe them an apology for not explaining my lines of enquiry or the people who have influenced my view so dramatically over the past few years,they are not in any way to blame for anything i have written or read,and i understand the need to distance themselves from that subject.

i wish them all the very best in their futures and treasure the times we have shared together. The book ‘tell the truth and shame the devil’ by Gerard Menuhin is available on Amazon and Kindle,and also in good reads, where it gets a consistent 4.5 stars out of 5,so not exactly obscure or unavailable, unless you live in Germany where it is forbidden to engage in any conversation on some of the matters contained within those pages.

There are a number of people languishing in Prisons over there for expressing even a slight academic interest in the matter, so effectively all discussion is shut down and we live in a state of what can only be described as Religious obedience. it is a Religion,and anyone approaching the matter is in danger of being charged with heresy and publicly executed, so you can feel free to examine yourself and see if you believe this is a good thing or not.

As a singer in a band i have always been serious about the Truth, trying to refine the material and ideas to some kind of overarching theory, i cannot simply skim the material,i have to go into it and prepare to be changed by that journey. that has happened on a number of occasions, through reading Menuhins book,through John Lash and his work,through 9/11 research,through the Europa-the last battle video series that is constantly popping up and being pushed back down on youtube.

If I stop asking questions I stop being true to myself,so i have no choice. For 99 percent of people they have already made up their mind about me based on the words of another man written in a book they have never read, and that is enough to make a judgement,so on you go,join in the feeding frenzy of virtue signalling and outrage if you like but i stand by my endorsement of this book as it was such an important part of this journey, this is not to say that i like the Author as a person or even know that much more about him,the book is primarily a collection of quotes and original source materials, a book to study and not for salacious gossip. Others will see what is real in this situation and what is not.

Messengers of deception is probably our best album to date, it continues the enquiry and refines it through the lens of the Gnostic heresy and what that really was,why it had to be completely eradicated and what that means for our World today, the irony of having released a single about the inquisition and the suppression of speech should not be lost on anyone. Love and Light to all who want it, Rob Miller–Tau Cross…over and out.”

Tau Cross Members Say They Were Unaware About Frontman Rob Miller’s Admiration For “Notorious Right-Wing Author”

As previously reported, Relapse Records recently dropped Tau Cross from their label after discovering that the band thanked Holocaust denier Gerard Menuhin in the liner notes of their new album “Messengers Of Deception.“ Now, members of the group have issued a new statement saying they were unaware about frontman Rob Miller’s admiration for the “notorious right-wing author.”

Here’s the new statement:

“This is a statement from Michel, Andy, Jon and Tom regarding the recent events with Tau Cross and Relapse Records.

On Monday, July 1st, the four of us received a very concerning e-mail from Relapse stating that they will not be releasing our upcoming album and severing all ties to any previous work. To say that we were blindsided by this news is an understatement.

During initial production of the album, we were asked individually to provide our thanks list, which for us consisted of family and friends.

Now, the four of us were informed that Rob Miller has submitted a thank you to a notorious right-wing author who none of us are familiar with. We promptly researched this author’s history and we are adamantly against anything relating to this kind of ugliness. We’ve been vigilant in our attempts to get answers as to why this has happened and, frankly, how it could possibly happen considering our background and beliefs.

We are all crushed. We’ve worked so hard on this album—to have something of this nature destroy it is absolutely devastating. For the many of you who know us, you’re aware that we are sincere and honest with ourselves and with the world. Tau Cross was an outlet for us to experience the love and passion we all have, while staying true to our beliefs and ideals. It is truly beyond comprehension to see it take this very unexpected turn.

With that, we want to extent our love and appreciation to Relapse Records and all our friends and family who have supported us.

With love and light,
Michel, Andy, Jon and Tom”