Monster Magnet are back! The band has confirmed an October 15th North American release date for their new album entitled Last Patrol via Napalm Records. Today Monster Magnet has unveiled the artwork and track listing for Last Patrol. Dave Wyndorf and Phil Caivano produced Last Patrol, while Evil Joe Barresit mixed the album with additional production duties handled by Matt Hyde. The artwork was created by Johun Sumrow with consultation coming from Chris Ryall and designs by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creatures Inc. The album will be available as a Limited Edition CD, standard CD, 2LP and digital format. The first song from Last Patrol is now streaming online – listen above.

Germany’s Shakhtyor have released their self-titled debut through Cyclone Empire Records in Europe, and have now confirmed August 20th as the release date of the album in North America via Metal Blade Records! Fans can listen to the opening track from the album, “E. Jasper,” now right here!

Royal Thunder are offering a free download of their three-song, acoustic CVI:A EP via both Amazon and Bandcamp. The acoustic renditions of “Whispering World,” “Parsonz Curse”, and “Black Water Vision,” were recorded in early 2013 and followed an incredibly active period for the young Atlanta band, who released their debut full-length album CVI in May of 2012. In the intervening months, Royal Thunder crisscrossed the country numerous times with a variety of bands including Dillinger Escape Plan, Valient Thorr, and Pallbearer.

In less than a week, Iron Tongue will proudly present their debut full-length The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown to the public via Neurot Recordings. Set to hit North American store shelves this Tuesday, May 28th, The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown harnesses over forty-five minutes of seven-piece Arkansas-based outfit Iron Tongue’s soulful, bluesy, and undeniably honest modern take on classic American rock, each track a legit tale of sorrow, regret and painful days past, as well as a harbinger of more rough days to come.

Arkansas southern rock rabble-rousers Iron Tongue have unleashed another soulful hymn from their forthcoming album, The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown, which is set for release in North America via Neurot Recordings on May 28th. The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown was produced by renowned audio sage Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis, etc) at Iron Tongue guitarist Jason Tedford’s Wolfman Studios.

Not sure about sausages, but everybody loves the Melvins! And why wouldn’t we? They have left an indelible mark on the face of modern music in general, not just punk, metal, or grunge. The influence these progenitors have wielded cannot be fully quantized and their legacy will probably be the stuff of mysterious folklore for generations to come.

Great Rock and Roll doesn’t just happen. It’s made. With sweat, swagger and alcohol. And Zed makes rock the way it should be made. Loud guitars, a shot of whiskey and a middle finger. San Francisco Bay Area’s Zed takes it cues from the greats like Zeppelin, Sabbath and AC/DC, but combines them with their contemporary musical influences such as Clutch, Rage Against the Machine and Queens of the Stone Age, creating a mixture that is new, yet familiar. With this explosive sound they are bringing back the guts, the grit and the balls to Rock. And they won’t stop until they succeed. At least in getting drunk and having a good time.

Rick Cimato, drummer for NYC stoner metal outfit Thinning The Herd and previously of Locked In A Vacancy, was tragically killed over the holidays in a car crash. Cimato was on his way home from visiting relatives in Maine, when the head-on collision took place in Connecticut. Cimato’s distraught bandmates have set up a memorial for their fallen brother, set to take place this Sunday, January 6th at The Grand Victory [245 Grand St., Brooklyn] at 6pm. The memorial will be hosted by members of Gods Green Earth, Locked in a Vacancy, Nassau Chainsaw, Hickory Hawkins and of course the remaining members of Thinning The Herd.

Wisconsin’s ever-progressing Orwell will see a release of their 2011 EP AVOHFASIH which is an acronym for “A View of Heaven From A Seat In Hell”. Originally released themselves last September, the 40-plus minute, 6-song EP will be released through newly formed specialty vinyl label, Threshold of Pain Records, who are also re-releasing efforts from Seamless and planning several splits and releases spanning the heavy music spectrum.

In this exclusive world premiere we bring you what could be the most depraved, graphic and hilarious puppet porn video ever made. Period. Leave it to metal group and Las Vegas, Nevada natives The Fat Dukes of Fuck to infuse their music and this video with TRUE meaning of “Sin City”. The video for “Cigarette” was directed by Dustin Mills (the same man who brought us the indie horror film “The Puppet Monster Massacre”) and comes off the band’s latest, self-released album Honey from the Lips of an Angel (September 25th). If you’re at all put off by sensitive shit, then don’t watch this!