We are very happy to welcome ENDSEEKER to the MAD Family ENDSEEKER – since 2015 this name stands for finest Swedish style Death Metal from Hamburg, Germany. Hard as a fist and uncompromising like binge drinking on St. Pauli – but with a big chunk of heart and soul to it. 2015’s EP „Corrosive Revelation“, released on F.D.A. Records set the benchmark for the things to come. Produced by Eike Freese (Dark Age) and Alexander Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn) there was hardly any review not praising the band’s first sign of life. From there on ENDSEEKER served their sound to numerous metal fans all over Germany. Their gnarly HM-2 sound sawed through some ears at Summer Breeze Open Air, In Flammen Open Air, Angerfest, Grind The Nazi Scum, Holsteiner Death Fest, Weltturbojugendtage, Ear Terror Festival, and many more. They shared stage with bands like Kvelertak, Mantar, Lifeless, Demonbreed, Negator, Weak Aside (and many more) and are already confirmed for Party.San Metal Open Air 2018 as well as some other festivals and club shows. ENDSEEKER has released their highly anticipated full length debut album on October 20th in 2017 named „Flesh Hammer Prophecy“ and once again recorded and produced by Eike Freese at the famous Chameleon Studios in the heart of Hamburg. For those who are already familiar with ENDSEEKER can’t be any doubt there’s another sonic drive-by-shooting released. The press is on fire: „On ‚Flesh Hammer Prophecy‘ ENDSEEKER play death metal like it’s supposed to be – brutally honest and honestly brutal!“ (Metal.de) „The new record is great joy to listen to but also kicks you in the face.“ (Legacy) „… it’s suitable to call it a death metal highlight of the year.“(xxlrock.de) And by the way, the band got some assistance from a real death metal icon: Marc Grewe (Insidious Disease, ex-Morgoth) laid down guest vocals on the song „Black Star Rising“ and also took a part in the music video. On „Flesh Hammer Prophecy“ ENDSEEKER once again bend the knee to the Swedish heroes from the early 90’s but still keep a distinctive level of originality. Who the hell can stop them now? ...
We are delighted to welcome THIS MEANS WAR to the MAD family. While everybody was celebrating the birth of punk 40 years ago, five guys from the low lands (Belgium and Holland) hooked up to form a brand new band known as This Means War! They have one thing in common: the love for punk rock. Far from rookies, they played in numerous bands before such as Discipline, Hidden Guns, Superhero Status and Convict. For several months in 2016, they locked themselves up in their rehearsal room and made plans to conquer the world with hard hitting punk rock anthems. This Means War! is not interested in reinventing punk rock music. They aim to blend their heroes (Cock Sparrer, Anti Flag, Old Firm Casuals, Social Distortion, Noi!se, Street Dogs, Clash) and give the mixture their own unique flavor. This Means War! combines Rock ’n Roll melodies with punk riffs and lyrics. That’s not always easy, but these punks rise above the challenges of it all, proving their experience will propel them forward. They are hungry like a bunch of wild coyotes and ready to hit the stage! From now on This Means War! is in your blood, 24/7. THIS MEANS WAR is Bert Van Dyck (Vocals), Robbie Jennekens (Guitar), Hugo Geerlings (Guitar), Carlo Geerlings (Bass), Dries Van Dyck (Drums). ...
We are very happy to welcome VITAMIN X to the MAD family. VITAMIN X from Amsterdam are one of the leading and most popular hardcore punk trash rock n roll bands. They released several classic albums (incl albums of the year), recorded with Steve Albini (Nirvana, Iggy, Neurosis), toured around the world several times (from Japan to US, from South America to South East Asia), played on MTV and many big fests (Hellfest, Maryland...
We are very happy to welcome Wolvhammer to the MAD family. With the current rapid rise in quality USBM, Wolvhammer races to the forefront with their upcoming fourth album which sees them merging the black metal tendencies of Enslaved with the mid-tempo sludge of Celtic Frost. Eschewing any frills, the band goes straight for the throat. No experimental bullshit, just the sound of rotten flesh and slow decay. Featuring Jeff Wilson (Abigail Williams) and...
visit CH3 on facebook visit CH3’s website Channel 3 was formed in 1980 by childhood friend Mike Magrann and Kimm Gardener. They met in the newborn suburban community of Cerritos CA, innocent 8 year old lads lads who remain life long friends against a backdrop of ever changing cultural storms. They learned to play guitar together in junior high and witnessed the birth of punk rock in the heady Southern California scene of the early 80’s. They graduated from being obsessed fans to backyard party hacks and finally upon the stage themselves. Contemporaries of fellow So Cal punks Social Distortion, Bad Religion, T.S.O.L., Circle Jerks, etc., CH3 has been steadily touring the world since releasing their first eponymous EP on the influential Posh Boy label in 1981. Posh Boy then asked them to record a full-length album, Fear Of Life. Tracks like ‘You Make Me Feel Cheap’, with its peppy female backing and poppy arrangement, ostensibly betrayed inclinations towards securing a more mainstream audience After The Lights Go Out was a more ‘mature’ effort, though interest in the UK had by now dissipated, whilst other former supporters were perturbed by the inclusion of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Stupid Girl’ and a shift away from the group’s . Jay Lansford (ex-Stepmothers and Posh Boy production intern) joined on bass for the 1983 tour in support of After The Lights Go Out, and was present also for Airborne, as Channel 3 were scooped up, alongside peers TSOL, by Enigma. But they got lost in the shuffle after Capitol bought the label out. They returned to form with 2002’s Channel 3 album on the Doctor Strange label and put out a collection of singles with Hostage Records, collected on Home For the Homeless album (Wanda Records DE, 2015) Their latest release, Put ‘Em Up (TKO Records 2017) sees the reunion of several long time CH3 conspirators. Past Channel 3 member and Posh Boy house producer Jay Lansford returned to produce. Jim Monroe of Racket Room Studios engineered and mixed the songs, and Mark Rainey relaunced the venerable TKO record label with this new release. Seve Soto (Adolescents) lends his sweet backing vocal charms. It is a homecoming on all fronts. The band continues to tour worldwide, performing club dates and festivals in the USA and Europe. See CH3 live here: DATECITYVENUECOUNTRYTICKETS 20.04.2018BerlinPunk and Disorderly GER 21.04.2018Roßwein JUZ GER...read more
visit JUDICIARY on facebook visit JUDICIARY’s website Judiciary is a 5-piece metallic hardcore band from Lubbock, Texas formed in 2013. Coming from a near non-existent scene in the middle of nowhere, Judiciary managed to start themselves from the bare minimum and evolve into what would become an oddity of success within their region.Their first release,DEMO ’14, was a 6-song debut of sounds and influences not commonly heard in or around their hometown. Following the Demo’s well-received release, the band spent the remainder of that year and the next writing and playing various shows around their home state with bands like Expire, Backtrack, Gatecreeper, and Xibalba, just to name a few. With the momentum of two years of successful shows andpositive reception, the band began channeling their efforts into their next release, The Axis of Equality, a 4-song EP which would ultimately be released in January, 2016 via tape, various online platforms and eventually a self-released split LP featuring both it and Demo ’14. This debut EP, which was recorded by Daniel Schmuck (Power Trip, Vulgar Display), mixed by Taylor Young (Twitching Tongues, God’s Hate, Disgrace) and mastered by Audiosiege (Converge, Integrity, Harm’s Way), draws inspiration from several different facets of hardcore and metal alike. Following this release, Judiciary gained critical acclaim from places and scenes beyond their home state, including those around the United States and around the world. As of today, they have generated over 200,000 streams and roughly 5,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone. The positive reception following the release of The Axis of Equality would pave the way for the group to be apart of such festivals as Sound and Fury (Los Angeles), For the Children (Los Angeles), Midwest Blood (Louisville) and Fallcore (Houston). During this time, Judiciary would write three new songs for, and begin production and collaboration on, a split with Mortality Rate (Canada), which was recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniel Schmuck, Taylor Young and Audiosiege, respectively, and released in July, 2017. With all of this momentum behind them, Judiciary has set their sites on, and begunpreparations for, bigger and broader endeavors in 2018 and beyond. See JUDICIARY live here: No scheduled shows at the moment – want to book a show? Get in touch!...read more
Terror are joining forces with Nuclear Blast and will be releasing a new album this year! Here’s what the band has to say about this: „We are super excited to start a new chapter of TERROR in Europe with Nuclear Blast. This is the label we wanted to work with for the future because of their strong presence and awesome roster. Can’t wait to put out a new album in the middle of 2018 with the label and work together on this next project.“ Catch them live at EMP Persistence Tour 2018 18.01. Berlin – Astra Kulturhaus (Germany) SOLD OUT 19.01. Utrecht – Tivoli Ronda (Netherlands) 20.01. Dresden – Eventwerk (Germany) 21.01. München – Backstage (Germany) 22.01. Zürich – Komplex (Switzerland) 23.01. Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Germany) 24.01. Brno – Sono (Czech Republic) 25.01. Lichtenfels – Stadthalle (Germany) 26.01. Torhout – De Mast (Belgium) SOLD OUT 27.01. Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (Germany) 28.01. London – O2 Forum Kentish Town (United Kingdom) Get your tickets here:...read more
Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of German death metal maniacs DEATHRITE for a worldwide deal. Hailing from the cities of Dresden and Leipzig, the band has stirred up the cauldron of death metal quite a bit with their extremely well-received three studio albums, „Deathrite“ (2011), „Into Extinction“ (2013) and „Revelation Of Chaos“ (2015). With heavy touring and their excellent live qualities, the four members have proven why DEATHRITE are among the most hopeful new acts of the worldwide extreme metal scene. Now they are setting their sails to conquer further shores. The band is currently writing new material for their eagerly awaited fourth studio album, which is about to be released in late 2018. DEATHRITE comment on the signing: „We’re super thrilled to be part of such an amazing label. Looking at the releases of CM and now being able to have our own music released among some of greatest artists in heavy and extreme music makes us more than proud and we couldn’t be more honoured! Thanks a lot CM Team.“ Behold the ascension of DEATHRITE!...read more
We are super happy to welcome Cutthroat to the family! Inspired by the streets and surrounded by political, and religious chaos, CutthroatLA uses music as a platform to express the truths that the media hides.Using a mixture of hardcore, beatdown, 90s hip-hop and thrash as a canvas to express their feelings about this crazy world we live in, CutthroatLA is a band of brothers coming from different musical backgrounds to form a bond that can’t be broken.The band consists of the “Vinny Paul and Dimebag” of the hardcore world, Art Banura on drums, and Dan Banura on guitars. Jesse Gomez plays a ferocious bass while Neil Roemer delivers the message.With all members having a lengthy history in other bands touring the world for years, CutthroatLA was assembled after getting together to jam and everything clicked. New additions to Cutthroat, Dan and Art, have a long history in Hardcore. Starting with creating Blood Stands Still and taking that band across the US many times as well as Europe while releasing albums on Spook City Records and Media Skare. Then touring in Donnybrook! and eventually performing on the seminal, “Lion’s In This Game” album. Later going on to assemble the beatdown project, Murder Death Kill, which toured the US numerous times as well as Canada and Japan. At one point, Dan briefly toured with First Blood. It’s safe to say Dan and Art have traveled many miles and months on the road. Jesse Gomez picked up a bass guitar in 1984 and has never put it down. Playing in bands like Weedeeter, Urban Assault, Hydrophonix, and now Cutthroat LA. Gomez’s back ground is 90’s rap, punk, hardcore and thrash metal, dropping deep groves over beatdown riffs and blasting your chest with a brutal low end. The founder of Cutthroat LA goes by the name of Neil Roemer. Neil has toured overseas fronting the OG LA hardcore/crossover legends, Downset along side bands like Madball, Agnostic Front, First Blood, and Biohazard to name a few. He started singing in bands in 1994 and hasn’t dropped the mic yet. In 2007 he formed the band Urban Assault. The 2 vocalist band from Los Angeles played along side many LA underground acts for years. Bands like, Hed PE, Madchild, fishbone, and more… Urban Assault parted ways in 2013 to pursue bigger things. Neil resides in Los Angeles California and is looking forward to a bright 2018 start with Cutthroat LA’s debut...read more
visit CUTTHROAT on facebook visit CUTTHROAT’s website Inspired by the streets and surrounded by political, and religious chaos, CutthroatLA uses music as a platform to express the truths that the media hides. Using a mixture of hardcore, beatdown, 90s hip-hop and thrash as a canvas to express their feelings about this crazy world we live in, CutthroatLA is a band of brothers coming from different musical backgrounds to form a bond that can’t be broken. The band consists of the “Vinny Paul and Dimebag” of the hardcore world, Art Banura on drums, and Dan Banura on guitars. Jesse Gomez plays a ferocious bass while Neil Roemer delivers the message. With all members having a lengthy history in other bands touring the world for years, CutthroatLA was assembled after getting together to jam and everything clicked. See CUTTHROAT live here: DATECITYVENUECOUNTRYSUPPORTSTICKETS 01.07.2018RotterdamDe BaroegNLD 04.07.2018KölnMTCGER 05.07.2018ChemnitzAJZ TalschockGER 06.07.2018BerlinSO36GER 08.07.2018 GeleenCafe de MeesterNLD...read more
Miozän searching for a new drummer! If you are interested, contact them...read more
Have you already checked out Miozän’s latest record „SURRENDER DENIED“? Here’s a recap of the record in three minutes including some press commentaries. Check this...read more
After their successful summer tour last year, Philadelphia’s finest Blacklisted return to Europe in April to celebrate 10 years of their record „Heavier Than Heaven, Lonier Than God“. The band will release a limited 10 years anniversary vinyl pressing of the record, which will be exclusively available on this tour! Tour Dates: 20.04. Essen – Cafe Nova (Germany) 21.04. Sint-Niklaas – Jeugdcentrum Den Eglantier (Belgium) 22.04. Stuttgart – Juha West (Germany) 23.04. Prag – Eternia Smíchov (Czech Republic) 24.04. Warschau – Pogłos (Poland) 25.04. Berlin – Cassiopeia (Germany) 26.04. Nürnberg – Zentralcafe (Germany) 27.04. Erica – Pitfest (Netherlands) (two more dates will follow soon) Tour Event:...read more
After their appearance on the HELL ON EARTH TOUR 2017 together with Cattle Decapitation, Hideous Divinity and Gloryhole Guillotine, death metal veterans Broken Hope will return to Europe in March 2018 with italians finest HIEROPHANT! Jeremy Wagner from Brokpen Hope comments: „On behalf of BROKEN HOPE, I’m super-happy that we’re returning to EUROPE for a special 5-Date headline run in March with Italian extreme-metal-masters, HIEROPHANT. Together we will be playing with some real legends at NETHERLANDS DEATH FEST in TILBURG, plus appearing in in PARIS (FRA), LYON (FRA), CORDENONS (ITA), and BUDAPEST (HUN). We’re still supporting MUTILATED & ASSIMILATED in a big way, and also, as we go into 2018, we’re celebrating 30 YEARS since BROKEN HOPE first formed in 1988!!! Fucking crazy. So, we plan to bring out everything we can for our fans and friends with these limited appearances. Please join us! We look forward to seeing you!“ — Jeremy Wagner/Broken...read more