Tombs

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Marketing Highlights

Tombs will release their fourth full-length, "The Grand Annihilation" on June 16th. Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), "The Grand Annihilation" remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007's self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date.

  • Metal Blade Records Debut
  • Fourth full length release and seventh overall
  • 180g black vinyl
  • Established SOUNDSCAN history stateside
  • Produced by ERIK RUTAN (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal and more)
  • CONFIRMED PRESS: ** DECIBEL Magazine - feature & In Studio preview ** NPR - SXSW Playlist
  • SOCIAL MEDIA outreach: 1.8 Million Facebook Likes, 51K Twitter Followers, 310K YouTube Subscribers, 40K Instagram
  • Release specific landing page launch includes Lead Track stream & video, Tour dates, Bio, News and more
  • Service across the board to Satellite, Commercial Specialty and College METAL Radio
  • Co-op dollars available/New Release discounts available during solicitation
  • Regularly scheduled social media posts documenting the full album recording

Bio

Mike Hill is not a man interested in appeasing his existing audience or modifying the music he makes in the hope of luring in a broader one. Anyone doubting this need only look to the recorded output Tombs have dropped over the past decade, which while ultimately remaining rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound vomited up on 2007’s self-titled EP, has constantly diversified and evolved. With The Grand Annihilation, Tombs’ fourth full-length and Metal Blade debut, this tradition is maintained, and in many ways it is the most epic, ambitious, emotionally and tonally varied of the band’s career.

Following up 2014’s full-length, Savage Gold, Hill had his work cut out for him, acknowledging that it was “the closest we came to realizing what I thought the band should sound like.” Showcasing a more brutal, extreme side of the band, it hit home hard, and the touring cycles that followed saw them being embraced by ever bigger crowds. When it came time to track the record Hill once again enlisted Erik Rutan, whose production discography includes seminal releases from Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor and his own Hate Eternal. “Savage Gold was our first time working with Erik, who has been a tremendous influence on me in the way I approach guitar playing and production. At the time, I knew that record was the first step on a path that would see us working together for many years, and taking what we learned from that record we were able to grow from it going into The Grand Annihilation.” The record’s rich yet unfussy production ensures every song comes to life as if caught in the moment of its creation, crackling with energy and emotion and standing them apart from the plethora of bands with overly compressed, polished – and ultimately muted – additions to their catalogs. But then it’s hard to imagine Tombs sounding anything but real, and Hill’s ultimate motivation will always underpin this. “Music and rhythm have always been part of human rituals. Ancient people made music and art to connect to something that they felt existed on a higher level, and I always try to achieve this in that which I create.”

Tracklist

1. Black Sun Horizon
2. Cold
3. Old Wounds
4. November Wolves
5. Underneath
6. Way of the Storm
7. Shadows at the End of the World
8. Walk with Me in Nightmares
9. Saturnalian
10. Temple of Mars

For Fans Of

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Home Market

Brooklyn, New York - USA

Album Details

Artist

Tombs

Album Title

The Grand Annihilation

Street Date

06/16/2017

Order Due Date

05/19/2017

Discount

5% (ends 06/22/2017)

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Metal Blade Records

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

039841551723

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

155172

Album Details

Artist

Tombs

Album Title

The Grand Annihilation

Street Date

07/14/2017

Order Due Date

06/16/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Metal Blade Records

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP19

UPC

039841551716

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

155171

Album Details

Artist

Tombs

Album Title

The Grand Annihilation

Preorder Date

04/13/2017

Street Date

06/16/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Metal Blade Records

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

039841927429

Tour Dates

Bandsintown

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