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antimortem 5-8-14cdNew Southern, the debut album by Oklahoma’s hard rock quintet ANTI-MORTEM, has and sold around 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release according to Nielson Soundscan. The record landed at No. 12 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The record also came in at #52 on the Hard Rock Chart. “We’re beyond pumped for the support and love we’ve been getting,” commented the band. “We felt the reception would be great and it has. We’re going to be out as much as we can to keep pushing this amazing CD. We feel honored to be doing do well in this tough market. Please tell your friends and let’s keep making new fans.”

Produced, recorded, and mixed by the esteemed Bob Marlette (BLACK STONE CHERRY, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SHINEDOWN, ROB ZOMBIE), and album features artwork by Brent Elliott White (DEATH ANGEL, JOB FOR A COWBOY, TRIVIUM). Order the album via the New Southern Landing Page:

ANTI-MORTEM will resume touring throughout the U.S. by playing six shows with Lacuna Coil this May and opening for Machine Head’s “Killers & Kings” tour this July.

Complete ANTI-MORTEM tour dates include:

05/18/14 The Eagles Hall – Milwaukee, WI
05/20/14 The Venue – Fargo, ND
05/21/14 Granada – Lawrence, KS
05/22/14 Trees – Dallas, TX
05/25/14 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
05/27/14 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

07/08/14 Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
07/10/14 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
07/11/14 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
07/13/14 Carlin Events Center – Billings, MT
07/14/14 The Original – Minot, ND
07/15/14 The Venue – Fargo, ND
07/17/14 Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
07/18/14 Mainstreet – Toledo, OH
07/21/14 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
07/23/14 Juanita’s – Little Rock, AR
07/25/14 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO


What the American hard rock and metal scene needs right now is an infusion of youth and some new blood coursing through its veins. Enter ANTI-MORTEM and their upcoming debut album, New Southern. Formed in 2008 and with over 300 shows already to their name, the combined average age of this Oklahoma quintet is just 21-years-old. ANTI-MORTEM were raised on southern rock & heavy metal and driven by a hunger to make an impact. The band dole out bottom-heavy and groove-laden anthems with every track and infuse a modern sense of melody that is the signature trademark of all the metal greats they’ve learned from. Also present and accounted for: southern swagger in spades, courtesy of the band’s roots and upbringing.

ANTI-MORTEM on Nuclear Blast’s YouTube channel:

“100% Pure American Rage”
“Stagnant Water”
“Words Of Wisdom” (lyrics) –
“Hate Automatic” (acoustic) –
“Truck Stop Special” (acoustic) –
“John The Revelator” (acoustic) –


Larado Romo – Lead Vocals
Nevada Romo
– Guitar
Zain Smith
– Guitar
Corey Henderson
– Bass
Levi Dickerson – Drums

Visit ANTI-MORTEM online at


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