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Decapitated 'Blood Mantra' Album Trailer Released + Tour Dates
Friday, 22 August 2014 19:14

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 Creationon 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
09. Moth Effect
+ BONUS DVD: “Diary 2010 – 2014”

Pre-order the album in exclusive t-shirt bundle + poster, CD, and vinyl formats from the Blood Mantra Landing Page:

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

Official Decapitated music videos:

“Homo Sum” –
“Pest” -
“404” –

Visit Decapitated online at



Carcass Announce US Tour With Obituary - Macabre - Exhumed and Noisem
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 15:51

Disinterred British extreme metal icons Carcass, will return to the United States once again this October/November! Joining them on select dates are Florida death metal legends Obituary and the eclectic champions of “murder metal”, Macabre. Death grinders Exhumed and newcomers Noisem will open each night of churning insanity as well.
“We thought it would be cool to go off the beaten track a bit and play some places that usually get overlooked,” commented Carcass frontman Jeff Walker. “We figure some of the tumbleweeds needed blowing away. Pretty chuffed to have managed to get our pals Obituary to come along on these dates. As anyone who has seen them recently will testify they're tearing it up live nowadays!”
Adds Obituary:
“We've been waiting to announce this tour for weeks. Finally the cat is out of the bag. What an awesome tour for us and you fans. We are so Stoked! Our new album Inked In Blood will be released on October 28th the same day as the first show at The Rock in Tucson, AZ. Can you say album release party!”
Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment LTD in Collusion with ICM Presents:
Carcass, *Obituary, **Macabre, Exhumed, Noisem
10/24/14 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA (+ Dia De Los Muertos)
10/25/14 - San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA (Knotfest – Slipknot, Danzig, Volbeat, Anthrax, Testament & more!)
10/28/14 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ *
10/29/14 - Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX  *
10/31/14 - Chameleon Room - Oklahoma City, OK *
11/01/14 - Granada - Lawrence, KS *
11/02/14 - Pops - Sauget, IL *
11/04/14 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC *
11/05/14 - Broadberry - Richmond, VA *
11/06/14 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC *
11/07/14 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN *
11/08/14 - Diamond Pub & Billiards - Louisville, KY *
11/09/14 - 20th Century Theater - Cincinnati, OH *
11/10/14 - The Crofoot - Pontiac, MI **
11/11/14 - Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI **
11/12/14 - The Majestic - Madison, WI **
11/14/14 - Wooly's - Des Moines, IA **
11/15/14 - Mojos - Joliet, IL **
Carcass released Surgical Steel last September and came in at #41 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart, just narrowly avoiding the dreaded “top 40 band” moniker. Even with their impressive back catalogue, Surgical Steel has given the band their highest charting and possibly most critically acclaimed record to date.
Death metal legends Obituary make their Relapse debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP.  Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in Obituary’s already godlike discography.  Inked in Blood will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. 
The riffs, groove, snarl and rage are as fierce as ever, putting most all other contemporary death metal bands to shame. Obituary are THE definitive death metal band, and Inked In Blood is an instant classic amongst their already storied catalog. Obituary are both the originators and the torchbearers of the genre! Inked In Blood is the sound of true death metal kings reclaiming their throne!!! 
Visit Carcass online:
Visit Obituary online:

Ask David McGraw of Cattle Decapitation Questions Thursday 8/14/14 From 9-10PM EST
Friday, 08 August 2014 18:19

David McGraw of Cattle Decapitation will be taking over the Sick Drummer Magazine Facebook page next Thursday 8/14 from 9-10PM EST. Stop by, like our page and ask David whatever drumming questions you would like answered. He will be answering as many as he can within the hour.

Keep up with Cattle Decapitation on their official Facebook page, or on their website here. Please drop us a comment and let us know who else you would like us to feature as a guest-admin. We'll do our best to schedule something and make it happen.


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