Final lineup for Maryland Deathfest 2015 released

The final lineup has been announced for Maryland Deathfest 2015 (aka MDF XIII). The festival will take place at various Baltimore, MD venues May 21, 22, 23, and 24. Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, May 21st @ Rams Head Live:
Bevar Sea
Iron Man
Jex Thoth
Primitive Man

Thursday, May 21st @ Ottobar:
Internal Bleeding
Mortal Decay

Friday – Sunday @ Edison Lot:
Anaal Nathrakh
Aura Noir
Artificial Brain
Lock Up
Metal Church
Morpheus Descends
Prosanctus Inferi
Serpentine Path
Twilight of the Gods

Friday – Sunday @ Rams Head Live:
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Dragged into Sunlight
Impetuous Ritual
Knelt Rote
Vattnet Viskar

Friday – Sunday @ Soundstage:
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Cephalic Carnage
Chainsaw to the Face
Coke Bust
Early Graves
Entrails Massacre
Full of Hell
Grin and Bear it
Inter Arma
Mother Brain
Napalm Death
Spazztic Blurr
Suffering Mind
Water Torture

Divider share “Turning the Soil” from All Barren

Metal Injection has premiered “Turning the Soil,” a new Category 5 storm of a tune off Divider’s upcoming debut album, All Barren.

All Barren, out September 23 on Glory Kid Ltd, can be pre-ordered now. The album was produced by Will Yip (Circa Survive, Blacklisted) and mastered by Bill Henderson (Enabler, Most Precious Blood).

Invisible Oranges recently premiered “Requisite,” another song off All Barren, praising its “indescribable power.”

Anti-Flag release new recording of “Police Story” to benefit Michael Brown Jr. Memorial Fund

Today A-F Records and Anti-Flag have released a new recording of their song “Police Story” to benefit the Michael Brown Jr. Memorial Fund.  The song is available for stream/download via the A-f Records band camp here:

“Police Story” originally appeared on their 1999 full length A New Kind Of Army and was written in response to the murder of Jonny Gammage who was murdered by Pittsburgh police officers in a Pittsburgh Suburb in 1995.  It was re-recorded and released as a secret track for their 20 Years Of Hell 7-inch series.

100% of the proceeds from the download of the new song will be donated to the Michael Brown Jr. Memorial fund.

SPLIT RED share “Manifest Blasphemy”

In support of their upcoming new album Serious Heft out October 14 on experimental rock label New Atlantis Records, Philadelphia and Chicago-based pummeling avant-punks SPLIT RED have premiered the first new song from their upcoming release, titled “Manifest Blasphemy” streaming exclusively at

In addition, the band is preparing to announce a series of US tour dates in support of the new release, with special guests all to be announced shortly.

Stream “Manifest Blasphemy” (feat. Brandon Seabrook) exclusively @ Brooklyn Vegan!

Joanna Gruesome teams with Perfect Pussy for split, tours (2014)

Today Cardiff-based noisepop group Joanna Gruesome announces a split 7″ with Perfect Pussy. The release comes packaged in a 24-page comic book, illustrated by cartoonist Phil McAndrew (brother of Perfect Pussy’s guitarist Ray McAndrew). The heroine in McAndrew’s comic is a “split” between Joanna Gruesome front woman Alanna McArdle and Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy, who battles misogynists, online trolls and haters everywhere.

Today both bands share a new track from the upcoming release. Hear Joanna Gruesome’s “Psykick Espionage” and Perfect Pussy’s cover of The Sugarcube’s “Leash Called Love” on Pitchfork.

The 7″ is being co-released by Captured Tracks, Slumberland and Fortuna Pop. There will be a very limited number of copies available on their upcoming U.S. tour. The 7″ will be available online and in stores this fall (release date TBA).

Joanna Gruesome Tour Dates:

08/20 Oakland, CA – 1234 Go Records ~

08/21 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop

08/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Smell

08/24 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest

08/26 Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium*

08/27 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*

08/28 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church*

08/29 New York, NY – South Street Seaport^

08/30 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel*

~ = w/ Tony Molina

*=w/ Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, & Love of Everything

^=w/ Big Ups

Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) does solo tour (2014)

Today Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee has announced an intimate solo tour where she will be playing new material from her upcoming, recently wrapped new album alongside songs from her previous two albums.

10/03 - San Francisco,CA @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

11/03 - Hadley, MA @ Flying Object

11/04 - Toronto,Ontario @ The Great Hall

11/05 - Montreal,Quebec @ Il Motore

11/06 - Somerville,MA @ The Center for the Arts at the Armory

11/07 - Asbury Park,NJ @ Asbury Lanes

11/08 - Washington,DC @ The Howard Theater

11/09 - Philadelphia,PA @ First Unitarian Church Side Chapel

11/10 - New York,NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

Masked Intruder tour with Foxy Shazam (2014)

Masked Intruder has announced that they will be touring the midwest with Foxy Shazam in November. Masked Intruder will tour to support their latest release M.I.




11/04/14 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
11/06/14 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
11/07/14 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
11/08/14 New Orleans, LA The Howlin’ Wolf
11/10/14 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
11/11/14 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
11/13/14 Austin, TX Red 7
11/14/14 Dallas, TX Trees
11/15/14 Little Rock, AR Juanita’s Cafe and Bar
11/17/14 Iowa City, IA Gabe’s
11/18/14 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
11/19/14 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
11/21/14 Dekalb, IL House Cafe
11/22/14 Palatine, IL Durty Nellies

Hot Water Music tour with Dave Hause and The Flatliners (2014)

Hot Water Music have announced a headlining tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The band will be hitting the road with Dave Hause and The Flatliners.


Atlanta, GA


11/4 Newport, KY Southgate House
11/5 Chicago, IL Metro
11/6 Minneapolis, MN First Ave
11/7 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
11/8 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
11/11 Tempe, AZ Club Red
11/12 San Diego, CA Casbah
11/13 Las Vegas, NV Fremont Country Club
11/14 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
11/15 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
11/16 San Francisco, CA Slims

Sound Check Chat talks to Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) (photo by Derek McNelly)

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) (photo by Derek McNelly)

The Sound Check Chat podcast with Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) was released this week. The podcast is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices ( and Latest Flame (

Access the podcast here:

During Gaelic and Medieval times, professional poets and musicians were employed by patrons monarchs and members of high society to tell the stories of their activities and commemorate the patron’s ancestors. The tradition was meant not only to entertain, but to immortalize their influence and traditions.

The new record from Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), the project of Michigan-based husband wife duo Keith and Cathy Latinen, is, perhaps accidentally, a natural extension of this tradition. You Will Eventually Be Forgotten is a collection of carefully crafted, meticulous and moody songs that spotlight a band who have honed their story telling. Every moment is intimate and vivid prose that put the patron listener in the middle of a scene from their lives; a living, breathing movie script that is sometimes harrowing and at other times calming, but always unforgettable.

Sound Check Chat spoke with Keith about the new record, the emo revival, their forthcoming date with Mineral and more.

On March 15, 2014, the podcast launched via iTunes and Stitcher, as well as at the Sound Check Chat website (  Previous podcasts included interviews with Grieves, Buffalo Killers, Circle Takes The Square, The Jazz June, My Goodness, Hawthorne Heights, Beebs and Her Moneymakers and more.

In addition to the podcast, Sound Check Chat provides a show notes page providing background behind the podcast and artists covered, as well as links to topics discussed on the show.

Additional details about future podcasts, including those already in progress with Dads, Afghan Whigs, Frameworks and more are forthcoming.

Hostage Calm share “A Thousand Miles Away From Here,” tour (2014)

Hostage Calm shared a new track “A Thousand Miles Away From Here” today on Noisey.  The track comes from the band’s upcoming full-length Die On Stage, out September 16 via Run For Cover Records -order for Die On Stage is available beginning today from Run For Cover Records and via iTunes. The band also recently announced a fall North American tour supporting Run For Cover label mates Citizen as well as You Blew It!, True Love and Praise (all tour dates below).

Listen to “A Thousand Miles Away From Here”

09/12 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom#
09/14 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall*
09/15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater*
09/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed*
09/18 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro*
09/19 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction*
09/20 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues*
09/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour*
09/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Eagle Hall*
09/23 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater*
09/25 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman Hall*
09/26 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo%
09/27 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge^
09/28 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth^
09/29 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Problems^
09/30 – Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda^
10/01 – Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly^
10/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade^
10/03 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club^
10/04 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry^
10/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar^
10/07 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft^
10/08 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes^
10/09 – Long Island, NY @ Revolution Music Hall^
10/10 – New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall^
10/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church^
10/12 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair^
10/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room^
10/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop^
10/18 – North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective (Record Release Show w/ Superheaven, Angel Du$t, Tri-State Era)

# = w/ Citizen, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, You Blew It!, Praise
* = w/ Citizen, You Blew It!, Praise
^ = w/ Citizen, You Blew It!, True Love
% = w/ Citizen, You Blew It!, Praise, True Love