Richmond VA Doom Rockers, FIRE FAITHFUL, have been busy recording the follow up to their  critically acclaimed debut, "Please Accept This Invocation."
Once again with Garrett Morris (Windhand) at the helm handling production duties, the band has been pounding out dark grooves of kerosene huffing sonic hallucinations, with an eye towards a Spring 2013 release thru a to be announced label.
Tracks so far include the road tested, live show favorites King Macabre, Organized Occult Love, and Harvest Rune, along with soon to brand new but soon to be classics: Last Fool On Earth, Combat, Eye Opener, and Don't Meddle.
When asked about the bands progress on the new album vocalist, Brandon Malone updated us by saying that "Bass, Drums and most guitars are wrapped up, and the vocals are underway."
True to form, and judging by the pre production demos I have, this album is gonna be immense.

Stoner Hands Of Doom XII Hits The East Coast 8/30 - 9/2.

Road Saw 11:20-12:00
Black Thai 10:20-11:00
Ichabod 9:30-10:00
Raw Radar War 8:40-9:10
Birch Hill Dam 7:50-8:20
Rozamov 7-7:30

Pilgrim 12:20-1:00
Earthride 11:20-12:00
Revelation 10:20-11:00
Lord Fowl 9:30-10:00
John Wilkes Booth 8:40-9:10
Wizard Eye 7:50-8:20
When the Deadbolt Breaks 7-7:30

The Skull 12:20-1:00
Pale Divine 11:20-12:00
Devil to Pay 10:20-11:00
Earthen Grave 9:20-10:00
Admiral Browning 8:20-9:00
Orodruin 7:20-8:00
One Inch Giant 6:20-7:00
Beelzefuzz 5:20 6:00
Black Cowgirl 4:20-5:00
Kin of Ettins 3:20-4:00
Curse the Son 2:30-3:00
Stasis 1:40-2:00
Eerie 12:50-1:20
Akris 12-12:30
Iron Man 11:20-12:00
Elder 10:20-11:00
Black Pyramid 9:20-10:00
Summoner 8:20-9:00
Negative Reaction 7:20-8:00
Borracho 6:20-7:00
Hovel 5:30-6:00
Gypsy Chief Goliath 4:40-5:10
War Injun 3:50-4:20
Skrogg 3:00-3:30
Fire Faithful 2:10-2:40
Insano Vision 1:20-1:50
Witchden 12:30-1:00

givethemrope Joins 313 INC Artist Management Roster-

313 INC Artist Management is proud as fuck to announce that Philadelphia Metal Juggernaut, givethemrope have joined our esteemed (loud as fuck) roster of heaviness. The band's roots date way way back, when some members of givethemrope recorded and toured in one of 313 INCs owner, Scott 313's, favorite bands - Deadbolt.

Fast forward 10+ years, and we have givethemrope getting ready to pummel listeners hear holes with there upcoming debut CD. The fact that Joey Z, of Life Of Agony fame, handled the production of this monolith only adds to the sheer girth of this powerhouse.
Your gonna be hearing (and seeing) a lot from these guys.
Go to for more info... Pre Order a CD, and Buy a Shirt. damn it.

WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS - "Story of a Dead River"

WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS does not rush things. But they are not slow just for the sake of it. They are not a false exercise in brutality. They are the purest form of heavy. Life Sucks, you can either eat a bullet or write an album about it. That album is called "Drifting Towards The End of The Earth" It'll be coming soon...

-Top 11 of 2011- brought to you March 1, 2012

There have been some excellent releases over the last 12 months. Obviously my favorites are my opinion, but damn it, I have great taste. I hope you might take a second to check these bands out. And if (when) you dig them, SUPPORT the artists by BUYING the Cds, or downloading them from ITunes. These artists have mouths to feed.

1. Sour Vein - Black Fangs (Candlelight Records)

2. Curse The Son - Klonopain (Self Release)

3. Borracho - Splitting Sky (Living Room Records)

4. Backwoods Payback - Momantha (Small Stone Records)

5. Lo-Pan - Salvadore (Small Stone Records)

6. Roadsaw - Roadsaw (Small Stone Records)

7. Premonition 13 - 13 (Volcom)

8. Gideon Smith & The Dixie Damned - 30 Weight (Small Stone Records)

9. Orchid - Capricorn (The Church Within Records)

10. Elder - Dead Roots Stirring (MeteorCity)

One of the best parts of my job is getting to hear a lot of music as its being created. I get to be involved through pre production stages, demo stages, all the different mixing and remixing stages. All the way to the final mastering of the music. So I count myself lucky to have been able to hear these upcoming albums come together, and they will with out a doubt be major contenders.
So here's upcoming 2012 releases that you are guaranteed great things from...

King Giant - "Dismal Hollow"
When The Deadbolt Breaks - "Drifting Towards The End of The Earth"
Order Of The Owl - "In The Noon of the Morning After"
Summoner - "Phoenix"
Cortez - untitled
Pristina - untitled