Entries now being accepted for TMD’s ‘Battle Of Unsigned Thrash’ online contest in 2014!! (Sponsored by TMD Records) Deadline to enter is on June 15th!!! 20 bands will be selected to participate. Online Judges and prizes TBA!!! Submit music to: firstname.lastname@example.org!!!! Semi Finals (Top 10) on July 1 & Finals (Top 5) July 7! Prizes TBA!! This is an online contest so there will be no live performance. Judging is based on studio recording and video of live performance. Good luck, thrashers!!!
American thrash/groove unit SEXY DEAD CHICK, fronted by acclaimed heavy metal journalist Randy “Rocket” Cody of THE METAL DEN site (www.themetalden.com), has joined The Metal Den Records lethal roster and plans to release their debut EP in late 2014.
Founder and lead vocalist of SEXY DEAD CHICK, Rocket, comments:
“I started this band as my way of saying fuck you to the peeps in the metal industry who think that I don’t know how to create some kick ass fucking heavy metal music! So much of the shit I hear in the underground today sounds like its trying to be the next Eyehategod or Pig Destroyer. Fuck that! My bands sounds like nothing that you’ve ever heard before. I hope that I can inspire other music journalists who have the dream to rock hard to put out some music yourself. There’s no need to sit on the sidelines when you can be jamming for the rest of the world! Above all else, have fun creating music that makes you happy! Right now I am just working on some rough demo tracks to get the feel for the direction I am going in ultimately with the first SDC EP, that will be 3-5 tracks. I plan on working with my guitarist on about a dozen demo tracks over the next couple months and then we will figure out which ones are the keepers.”
More details coming soon on the debut sounds of SEXY DEAD CHICK!
Representation package includes CD manufacturing, touring assistance, in-house publicity and press marketing via The Metal Den Promotions(www.themetalden.com), handled by acclaimed metal journalist/publicist/promoter, Randy “Rocket” Cody, who has been published at over 200+ rock/metal news sites – package also includes worldwide radio distribution. TMD news is read in over 100+ countries around the globe, receiving over 500,000 page views from 250,000 visitors in the past 2 years alone.
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You can review the sample TMD Records Label Agreement by visiting HERE.
Texas thrashers TEJASMOSIS are set to demolish The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas on February 21st!!
The band is currently signed with THE METAL DEN Records and are preparing their 2nd EP in 2014. More details to be announced soon!!! Don’t miss the band on their tour to California and their big show at The Whisky A Go Go on April 10th!! Visit the band’s facebook for ticket info.
Arlington, Texas metal act TEJASMOSIS will hit the road in early 2014, culminating with a show at the famed Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. They are booked to play the club on April 10, 2014. Tickets are now available via the band’s Facebook. TEJASMOSIS released the punishing debut EP via TMD Records entitled “Diatribe” on June 25th, 2013.
Enter TMD’s Battle Of Unsigned Progressive Metal Bands Online Contest!
Randy “Rocket” Cody of TMD comments: “Entries now being accepted for TMD’s 1st ‘Battle Of Unsigned Progressive Metal Bands’ online contest!! (Sponsored by TMD Records) Deadline to enter is on October 22nd!!! 20 bands will be selected to participate. Your band must be unsigned! Online Judges TBA. Submit music to: firstname.lastname@example.org!!!! Semi Finals (Top 10) on Oct 27th & Finals (Top 5) October 31st!!!! Prizes TBA!! Good luck!!!!”
Texarkana, Texas metal act SYLO has unleashed a music video for the track “Lineage” off their debut EP entitled “Monument of Nothing” via The Metal Den Records. View it HERE.
Get your physical copy of “Diatribe” EP by Arlington, Texas thrashers TEJASMOSIS!
TEJASMOSIS recently won the third annual Battle Of The Bands online contest at The Metal Den. They signed with The Metal Den Records in March of this year and releaseed their debut EP entitled “Diatribe” (artwork seen above) on July 9th, 2013.
Arlington, Texas metal band TEJASMOSIS have released the punishing debut single entitled “Delusionoid” off their forthcoming “Diatribe” EP today June 25th via iTunes. Purchase “Delusionoid” HERE.
The EP itself releases via The Metal Den Records on July 9th.
Mesa, Arizona thrash metal act SARGON have officially called it a day. Here’s word from the band’s guitarist/vocalist Frank Van Kwartel:
“Due to upcoming musical, academic, and other career endeavors, the core of the band (Kelly and myself) have decided to put Sargon into a state of undefined hiatus effective immediately.
We wish to thank everybody for the support we have received since the band’s inception, and we wish to thank you for the opportunity of being able to share the music with you all — whether live or on recordings.
There is no better way to end the Sargon chapter than with rendering tribute to one of our biggest inspirations the “Metal Gods” Judas Priest via our recently released cover of “Hell Bent For Leather” available for streaming here:
Finally, thanks to all the musicians that have been a part of this band from beginning to end,
Sargon was slated to release their next full length album via The Metal Den Records in 2014.
Sargon, the vision and brainchild of Frank Van Kwartel (guitar/vocals), emerged in late 2008 with Edgar Candanedo on bass and Alex Marquez (ex-Malevolent Creation, Solstice) on drums. In February 2009, Sargon recorded and independently released a demo of songs previously written by Van Kwartel entitled The Vehemence EP. Sargon completed their first full-length album In Contempt after relocating to Phoenix, Arizona from Panama City, Panama in December 2010.
In Contempt was digitally released on March 1st, 2011. In August 2011, Sargon signed with Old Cemetery Records and recruited ex- Death/Monstrosity bassist Kelly Conlon. In Contempt was physically released on September 23rd, 2011 by Old Cemetery Records. The band most recently self-released The Bitter End EP in 2012.