Mazes Of Metal Misery: Hate Eternal, Bosse-de-nage news

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 4:13 PM (PST)

Bosse-de-nage

2018 has been downright chock full of great music to devour, thank the Elder Tentacled Old Ones. I mean, for real, every month there has been a ton of great shit this year which is awesome cuz a lot of us need a good soundtrack to get through the muck and mire of things at the moment. I am particularly grateful for Soft Kill’s Savior for when you want something both beautiful and bleak but also want to purge or revel in your sadness and transform it into as much of a positive as you can muster from the lessons. Just a fucking amazing album. Been driving around listening to some other stuff too like Deaf Kids that I didn’t get into as much when it first came out a few years ago but now am absorbing on the regular like a sponge. There’s so much good music out there from this or recent years if you keep digging.

But let’s talk about some stuff that lies directly ahead!

Hate Eternal

Eric Rutan and Hate Eternal return this year with Upon Desolate Sands, touted as their ‘heaviest yet’ in promotional materials. That remains to be seen (er, heard?) as they have a fuckton of super intense music in their wake already, but the new song is certainly massive! This band has always delivered in such a no bullshit way that all you can kind of do is be blown away by them. It’s just a complete hurricane of extremity every time, jaw droppingly nuts.

HATE ETERNAL North American tour
All dates w/ CANNIBAL CORPSE, HARMS WAY
Nov. 2 Columbia, SC @ The Music Farm (tickets)
Nov. 3 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel (tickets)
Nov. 4 Norfolk, VA @ Shaka’s (tickets)
Nov. 5 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (tickets)
Nov. 7 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (tickets)
Nov. 8 Providence, RI @ Fete (tickets)
Nov. 9 Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall (tickets)
Nov. 10 Rochester, NY @ Anthology (tickets)
Nov. 11 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s (tickets)
Nov. 13 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection (tickets)
Nov. 14 Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall (tickets)
Nov. 15 Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater (tickets)
Nov. 16 Palatine, IL @ Durty Nelly’s (tickets)
Nov. 17 Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theater (tickets)
Nov. 18 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s (tickets)
Nov. 20 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room (tickets)
Nov. 21 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom (tickets)
Nov. 23 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock (tickets)
Nov. 24 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (tickets)
Nov. 25 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theater (tickets)
Nov. 27 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies (tickets)
Nov. 28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater (tickets)
Nov. 29 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue (tickets)
Nov. 30 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall (tickets)
Dec. 1 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note (tickets)
Dec. 3 Memphis, TN @ Growlers (tickets)
Dec. 4 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater (tickets)
Dec. 5 Orlando, FL @ The Abbey (tickets)
Dec. 6 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room (tickets)

So, the new one from Bay Area post-blackened-whatever the fuckers Bosse-de-nage entitled Further Still is pretty much completely amazing, overflowing with organic and thrilling chemistry between the players. Loving the simple cover art. Can we get them on a tour with Tribulation? Has that happened yet? I would probably shart.

It is pretty wild how both this band and Deafheaven managed to take great strides into longevity with their newest releases. Whichever angel or devil on their shoulders they have been listening to, the advice has been good.

But yeah, “Vestiges” or “A Faraway Place” from the new Bosse-de-nage perfectly slice through the doldrums of modern burnout and make you remember life is all raw nerves and awe that we regularly compartmentalize just to cope with the fact we are on a massive planet spinning through a chaotic yet somehow orderly Universe where survival is never certain. This record feels alive and demands attention but never in a ham fisted way. The performances are so next level that you are thrown headfirst into the band’s conviction like a sailor walking the plank falling into a turbulent sea of bittersweet emotions. This feels like a huge purge up there with Oathbreaker for believability.

Anyway, I wanted to remind you to please pre order this fucking thing. Albums like this aren’t a dime a dozen and the band delivered an ear ringing winner on all fronts for the band and The Flenser. It drops 9/14 so plan to do nothing but rock that day.

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Guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante are the only members of Anthrax that have appeared on all the band's releases.


After recently completing their massive summer co-headliner with The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel will head out on the road again this November/December, to embark on their “Ten Years of Exile” USA tour, commemorating the 10th anniversary of This Is Exile. Featuring Chelsea Grin, Oceano, and Slaughter To Prevail as support, this trek will also see Whitechapel perform This Is Exile in its entirety, plus a selection of other songs – and will be the last run of shows before the band returns to the studio to finish recording their upcoming album, due out spring 2019 via Metal Blade Records. See below for all dates!

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Majestic Phenomenon: Cast The Stone, Euringer, Black Tusk news

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 3:24 PM (PST)

Little Jimmy got lost in the arcade on the way to New Zealand!

Hey y’all. Monday blues here and am thankful for the good stuff in life but also feeling a little burnt out and it is only the first day of the week. Man, been watching The 100 and I am about ready to take the chip and join A.L.I.E.’S Cult.

Before we head to the City Of Light y’all we gotta get deep into some cray cray music news.

Cast The Stone (Misery Index, ex-Cattle Decapitation, Scour) have released the “A Plague Of Light” lyric video. The song is taken from the new album Empyrean Atrophy. This and some more new Void Ritual (we’re not worthy!) oughta be enough to shake out or encourage all the demons you need to deal with to kick start your week or the Apocalypse. Everything from this release has been monstrously ass crushing so far and we are here for it!

Mindless Self Indulgence ringmaster Jimmy Urine is a great dude. He’s always been very cool in person and a fun guy to talk to or of course see demolish a crowd. The satirical yet actually deeper than you would think on the surface message of MSI is sorely needed in the current climate of lack of critical thinking out there. Now Jimmy is back with a new record under the name EURINGER. The record is due Oct. 19th via the great Metropolis Records and features guest spots from Grimes, Gerard Way, Serj Tankian and Chantel Claret. Jimmy even finds time to cover Kate Bush and The Doobie Brothers. Doobies…underrated style icons. And Kate! Jimmy, have you been reading my mind? I was just super stoned and driving Globelamp’s car last night listening to “Wuthering Heights” at 11pm trying to remember to auto deposit a check to go pay my storage space bill. Probably a coincidence.

”Mathematically speaking I am breaking time into pieces of distance and moving through them diagonally at a rapid rate,” says Jimmy. “Naaaahh, I am just fucking with you. I just drank a whole bottle of Southern Comfort and wrote this album. A hallucination, a proclamation, a degradation? Or maybe its all just all a pile of bullshit I made up to stay relevant. Either way, I am right behind you.“

The surviving heroes of Black Tusk have a new record and even deeper sense of purpose. The Savannah riff pirates are streaming another new track off their forthcoming album ‘T.C.B.T.’ The ripper titled “Closed Eye” is streaming now via Blabbermouth. 

BLACK TUSK have kicked off their previously announced North American headline tour. The first ‘TCBT’ dates includes stops at Heavy Mountain Festival, RPM Fest, and more. BLACK TUSK are joined by WHORES and WHITE NAILS on select dates. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.

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High On Fire announce new U.S. tour dates

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 7:58 AM (PST)

Photo Credit – Jen Rosenstein

California metallers High On Fire are preparing to hit the road with Municipal Waste this fall.

This tour will be in support of High On Fire’s new album Electric Messiah which will be released on October 5 via eOne.

The tour will also include Toxic Holocaust and Haunt.

“Man it’s gonna get crazy every night!,” says drummer Des Kensel. “Legends will be made on this tour! For after party info contact Dave Witte @ (804) 555-1212.”

High On Fire have also released a lyric video for the album’s title track. Vocalist and guitarist Matt Pike had this to say about “Electric Messiah:”

“I had a dream about Lemmy. When Lemmy was still alive I always got compared to Lemmy, so I had this dream where he got pissed at me. He gave me a bunch of shit, basically, and was hazing me. Not that he didn’t approve of me, but like I was being hazed. The song is me telling the world that I could never fill Lemmy’s shoes because Lemmy’s Lemmy. I wanted to pay homage to him in a great way. And it turned out to be such a good title that the guys said we should call the album ‘Electric Messiah.'”

Check out all of High On Fire’s tour dates and the lyric video for “Electric Messiah” here.

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Internal Bleeding announce new album ‘Corrupting Influence’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 7:38 AM (PST)

New York death metallers Internal Bleeding have announced that their forthcoming album Corrupting Influence will be released on October 19 via Unique Leader Records.

Founding guitarist Chris Pervelis commented, “Corrupting Influence is filled with all of the gut twisting heaviness and groove you’d expect from us, but there’s also plenty of unexpected twists that take a listener to places we’ve never gone before. Additionally, the production is right where it should be — heavy as f*ck, organic and live sounding.”

Guitarist Chris McCarthy added, “I grew up as a fan of IB, so I put everything in my ability to make this the sickest IB album ever.”

The album was produced by the band alongside Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studios (Suffocation, Dehumanized) in Ronkonkoma, Ny, engineered by Cincotta, and features artwork by guitarist Chris Pervelis.

In support of Corrupting Influence the band will be going on tour in the fall as part of the Bloodletting North America Tour XII along side Decrepit Birth, Arsis, Pyrexia, Angelmaker, and Within Destruction.

Check out the track list and album art for Corrupting Influence as well as the tour dates for the Bloodletting North America Tour XII here.

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Stormland is the Gundam-centric death metal brain child of my friend Justin Pierrot. One of the most supportive and friendly people I have met in the Twitter metal-verse, Justin has just released his labor of love Songs Of Future Wars to the unsuspecting masses. He is a creative and enthusiastic individual who cares about the experiences of others and has also been very kind to me in moments of depression, so I thought it would be great to find out more about his own experiences and what led to this brutal yet personal and metaphorical album that is dressed up in stories about giant robot suits.

Read more below.

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Melodic Treasury: Sylvaine, Evanescence news

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 3:54 PM (PST)

Sylvaine

Norwegian multi-instrumentalist SYLVAINE will release her new album, Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone later this Fall. A follow up to the acclaimed release of ‘Wistful, Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone will be available internationally November 2. Pre orders are available across CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist Shop. 

SYLVAINE have released the first new track off ‘Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone’. The track titled “Abeyance” is described as an “exciting and deeply atmospheric number” and is streaming now at PopMatters.

Regarding the new track, SYLVAINE comments, ““Abeyance” is one of the most diverse and uplifting tracks on “Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone”. The drums provided by Stéphane “Neige” Paut, who also composed the bass line for the song, creates a groovy backdrop for a grave message imbedded in the music, of humanity’s cruelty towards itself, as well as the inner decay and struggle we face within our human form. The video of “Abeyance” tells a story of being restricted, held away from what once was and being unable to fight it. The feeling of watching the world and self unravel, without having the means to change it, being held in abeyance.”

The artwork and track list for “Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone” can be found below:

Track List
1. Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone
2. Mørklagt
3. Abeyance
4. Worlds Collide
5. Severance
6. L’Appel du Vide

Evanescence have planned a Fall release for Synthesis LiveFans of the long running dramatic rock band can enjoy the release as of October 12th, 2018. Eagle Vision will release Evanescence, Synthesis Live on DVD+CD, Blu-Ray+CD and Digital Formats.

Recorded late last Autumn during the band’s critically-acclaimed Synthesis tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by Director P.R. Brown & produced by Craig Ziogas/CTGS Productions.

“This comes from the core, the heart of the original vision for Evanescence” – Amy Lee

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Castle new album ‘Deal Thy Fate’ announced, new song at Decibel

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 12:37 PM (PST)

Heavy metal trio with the utmost pizaz, CASTLE have announced the release of their new album, ‘Deal Thy Fate’, via Ripple Music on October 19. Recorded at Hallowed Halls Studio in Portland, OR by longtime producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis), ‘Deal Thy Fate’ isCastle’s fifth album and follows 2016’s critically-lauded Welcome To The Graveyard, which was described by Metal Hammer UK as “epic, heroic, tastefully melodic”. Today, Decibelpremieres the new Castle lyric video, “Wait for Dark“, saying, “Castle have an ear for epic heavy metal.” See and hear “Wait for Dark” at this location.

Written over the last year in the band’s current Mojave Desert location of Joshua Tree, CA, Deal Thy Fate’s 9 tracks are woven with tales of folklore, dark Americana, serial killers and cult leaders, while the album’s striking cover art, inked by Patrick Zoller, reflects the title track’s no compromise, choose-your-own destiny rally cry. The striking album art and full track listing can both be viewed below.

Commenting on the writing and recording of Deal Thy Fate, which was rounded out on drums by previous touring member Chase Manhattan, Blackwell adds, “We were able to spend a couple months in a jam room honing these songs and for the first time, record the entire album live in the studio – it definitely shows in its energy and intensity and sounds more like live CASTLE than anything else we’ve ever done.”

Track listing:

1.) Can’t Escape the Evil
2.) Skull in the Woods
3.) Prelude
4.) Hexenring
5.) Wait For Dark (watch lyric video)
6.) Deal Thy Fate
7.) Haunted
8.) Red Phantom
9.) Firewind

Pre-order Deal Thy Fate direct from the band HERE and via Ripple Music HERE. Each pre-order platform offers different limited editions of the vinyl LP.

 

 

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Chthonic Announce Release of New Album, “Battlefields of Asura”

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 5:50 PM (PST)

CHTHONIC, the Taiwanese metal band recognized with its unique signature of performance, is to release an all new album, Battlefields of Asura, on October 10, the first new music since  2013’s full-length album, “Butik”.

Formed in 1995, CHTHONIC has hit the road touring over forty countries with hundreds of concerts and festivals. CHTHONIC has become the most visible Taiwanese metal band with international publicity.  In the past five years, all five members of CHTHONIC have turned a new page in their lives respectively.  The frontman of band formed a new political party but also got elected into the Parliament while the others established their families. Nevertheless, they have not forgot the promise to release new material to the fans.  This year, CHTHONIC has Randy Blythe, frontman of Grammy-nominated metal band Lamb of God, and Denise Ho, iconic freedom fighter and singer from Hong Kong collaborating with the creation of the album and appearing in the preview of title track which has raised huge resonance in the music circle.

To tease the album, a secretive promotion plan saw the debut track in new album, “Millennia’s Faith Undone”, remixed and published by five new bands and artists with their own distinctive styles– Elephant Gym, Hom Shenhao, Unfamiliar Friends Party, Bison Country, and Angry Youth, which raised the speculation and attention among fans and people in music industry about the song and the series of remixes.  Listen HERE. The speculation even hinted the possibility of renaissance of lyrics in Taiwanese.  Days ago, Denise Ho, the iconic Hong Kong singer, published her version of “Millennia’s Faith Undone”, as her first Taiwanese song mixed with the voice of Freddy Lim, the frontman of CHTHONIC, throughout the song, which has become a hit in Taiwan and Hong Kong.  As the talks about the relations between the song and CHTHONIC continues, the answer finally reveals today that the 60-second preview of the original version of “Millenia’s Faith Undone”  can be heard below and the full version will be out on September 4.

According to CHTHONIC, the new album Battlefields of Asura depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom and fraternity.  The journey is full of hostility, adversary, impregnable fortresses and desires but also inspires infinite courage to search for eternal wisdom.  Anyone deeply touched by this album will eventually realize that it is the origin of all thrilling epic stories portrayed in the past albums.  This album sounds like gods versus devils and fights among evil spirits on the surface; however, everyone can feel the empathy of fury, grief and even strength of resurgence from the lyrics.  When asked why the band names the new album “Battlefields of Asura”, Doris, the spokesperson of CHTHONIC, states, “This album is the prologue of the albums released in the past and was inspired by and dedicated to the activists of Taiwan’s first modern political reform movement back in 1920s.”

Pre-orders on CD & Vinyl are available now! The album marks the first vinyl released by CHTHONICsince its formation.  Pre-order of album box set is also available in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong  which includes the album, T-shirt and caps, thematic candle glass, rosary plus 7″ vinyl collaboration single of CHTHONIC and Denise Ho.

Get yours now at:
https://www.indiemerchstore.com/brand/chthonic – North America
https://www.omerch.eu/shop/chthonic  – Europe

The exclusive box set is also available at:
Howling Bull(Japan): http://www.howling-bull.co.jp/
Ciongzo(Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore): https://ciongzo.com/

Stay in touch with CHTHONIC online!
http://www.chthonic.tw/
https://www.facebook.com/chthonictw/
https://www.instagram.com/chthonictw/

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Album Review: Smash Fashion – ‘Rompus Pompous’

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 3:23 PM (PST)

Los Angeles, CA ‘s Smash Fashion have that real rock n’ roll fever you can’t fake. The band’s latest Rompus Pompous  is a dazzling win for glam infused rock n roll, perhaps even winning the kind of cliché accolade that it might just be their ‘best yet’. In this instance, band leader Roger Deering and his compatriots of cool may have achieved just that.

The band’s best production yet by member Lloyd Stuart Casson finds the band armed and paired with brighter guitars, bigger hooks, extremely well executed smooth back up oohs and ahhs to please fans of everything from Queen to the Zombies paired with the strut and get out of a rut of T. Rex and Slade? What’s not to love?!

“Wolves Of Wonderland” is an obvious single, a driving and catchy number, with “Teenage Demon” a close second. The record is full of tight percussion, a sense of purpose between band members, killer guitar solos that accentuate rather than widdly widdlying spaghetti noodles all over the song and fun stories woven into the fabric of this winner. You can hear the appreciation for rock history and it makes you yearn for the glory days of KISS, New York Dolls or even a little Dead Boys at times, though way less “punk” and more rock n roll. “Proper Way To Eat A Muffin” has enough serious boogie to find Marc Bolan parting the veil to peek back Earthward to have a gander, while Mike Garson even makes a piano appearance on closer “Smiles And Daggers”.

This is catchy and real enough to kickstart your day in a new direction and remind you that rock n roll can get you out of a slump and still be innovative when played passionately and with enthusiasm, even if there are nods to the  playbook many of the greats already wrote. Def suggest you check this out!

Redemption release cover of U2’s “New Year’s Day”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 5:46 PM (PST)

Redemption recently released their seventh full-length, Long Night’s Journey into Day – the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). Gotta say it has one of my favorite album covers yet this year, very cool stuff.  Now, the undeniably talented band has released a new track from the album: “New Year’s Day”, a cover version of U2‘s classic song – which can be heard below or HERE.

For more previews of Long Night’s Journey into Day, and to purchase the record in various formats, please visit: metalblade.com/redemption

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The 4 Faves of July (Jessica)

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 4:19 PM (PST)

July was a hectic month for me. I spent a week out of town, I finished up a summer class, and the past few days I’ve been playing a lot of Crash Bandicoot. But as always, I’ve tried to compile a list of the albums that I thought were the best of the best for the month. This month’s list was a little harder to get together than previous months, there were some misses I wasn’t expecting to miss, and not as many ones I hitting that I didn’t expect to make up for it. The following list is in no particular order.

1. First on the list, the one that was a surprise for me, is Bongripper’s Terminal. In the age of sludge, grunge, post-, noise doom metal it’s always nice to hear something truly, seismically heavy and slow. The two songs on this album are “Slow” and “Death” and they have a combined playtime of 43 minutes. As I prepare for another hectic academic year of getting my ass kicked by grad school, I’m excited that in moments when I need to slow down, I’ll have Terminal to drag me along. All the better with fall imminent. Head over to Bongripper’s Bandcamp to stream Terminal, where you can download it at “name your own price.”

2. Any list I make isn’t going to be complete without at least one -core album, and this one will have three! The first is Bury Tomorrow‘s Black Flame. This album is pretty standard metalcore fare, chugging and riffing along, interchanging between clean and growled vocals. The title track probably stands out the most for me.

3.  Next on the list is Chelsea Grin‘s Eternal Nightmare. Ever since Suicide Silence’s self-titled album last year, I’ve been hungry for good deathcore stylings (not that this is a stab at Suicide Silence, I always support bands pursuing the sounds they want to go for, it just wasn’t for me). Chelsea Grin offer pretty great deathcore with this album. Though this album features an iteration of Chelsea Grin without any of the founding members, former Lorna Shore vocalist, Tom Barber, the newest edition to the band, brings a fantastic performance. My favorite track off the album is “See You Soon.”

4. Last on the list is Within The RuinsWorld Undone EP. This two song EP follows the band’s release last year of Halfway Human. Within The Ruins’ style of proggy metalcore is about the only way I get into prog metal. Check out the EP’s title track.

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Crippled Black Phoenix stream new track, “Nebulas”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 12:29 PM (PST)

International dark rock collective CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX are streaming another new track off their forthcoming album, ‘The Great Escape’. The stunning new track, titled “Nebulas”, melds psychedelic soundscapes with moving post rock, and features the evocative, ethereal vocals of Swedish singer Belinda Kordic (SEL DELAN).

Regarding the track, CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX mastermind Justin Greaves comments, “Given the fact that both Belinda and myself are huge animal lovers and animal rights supporters, it has always seemed the right thing to do to make songs about the animals. We did it with our “other” band Se Delan, so when I gave her the demos for Great Escape songs, Belinda got straight back to me with this burning need to write a song for the animals. It completes the song and fits into the thread of the album.” 

Vocalist Belinda Kordic continues, “Often I’m referred to as a “closed book”, which is true I guess, but when it comes to animals and their well-being, I’ll rip my heart out and serve it on a plate. I know we can’t bare the weight of the worlds evil on our shoulders, and we can’t save all of them, the unloved, abused and neglected animals of the world. But I have a tendency to want to do just that and its hard to cope with at times. This song is for them.”

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX  will release Great Escape, a new full length album on Sept 14. Great Escape sees the band pushing their prodigious talents and creativity to the limit, interweaving influences spanning the sonic landscapes of post rock, experimental music, and heavy prog. Pre-orders for ‘Great Escape’ are available now at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

Track-list
1.You Brought It Upon Yourselves
2. To You I Give (click to stream, also available on Spotify)
3. Uncivil War (Pt. I)
4. Madman
5. Times, They Are A Raging
6. Rain Black, Reign Heavy
7. Slow Motion Breakdown
8. Nebulas
9. Las Diabolicas
10. Great Escape (Pt. I)
11. Great Escape (Pt. II)

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Album Review: Sulaco – “The Prize”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 3:16 PM (PST)

Rochester’s Sulaco have always kind of been underdogs, weathering the underground storms but never quite breaking huge yet always mattering and doing cool shit. Since the early 00’s the group has kept up blazing a trail with their unique blend of extreme metal sub genres, melding hardcore, grind and weird ass rhythmic shifts that Gorguts fans could enjoy into a fresh and kind of minimal style with maximum punch. Plus, my best friend and I smoked weed with them years ago at a Woodstock Tat Fest behind a Harley place and always thought they were cool after that, haha. The band also have ties to Nuclear Assault and Brutal Truth, among others. They just keep it real and stay relevant after most bands give it up, and that deserves lifer points.

The Prize will be released on August 17, 2018 with Translation Loss Records on compact disc, digital download, and two vinyl variants (white and the limited edition “Clear with Heavy Black and White Splatter” which is limited to 100 copies). The trippy cover art by J.R. Schulmerich is worth the purchase alone.

There is a lot of blurring drum roll madness (10/10 performance from Chris Golding, fuck dude), whirlwind guitar chug and tortured vocal styles on here, particularly powerful on “The Road”. The song marches forward then explodes into drama as much as any Cormac McCarthy post-apoc book, though I don’t know if they are related. There are some moments on here of borderline proggy-tech death as well and the band just sound incredibly precise and deadly. They are one of those bands who, like Gigan or Today Is The Day, have somehow managed to capture their vibrant and over the top live essence on a lot of their recordings. I am thrilled they are still at it. Mixed by Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Nile, Cannibal Corpse), the new record has a furious and raw but tempered feel. It is not a polished turd, that is for sure. You feel every scream in your center like a branding iron.

When Matt Tuck from Bullet For My Valentine said metal has gotten ‘a bit stale’ recently, he prob hadn’t heard this beast.

Erik Burke and company should be proud. They have nothing to prove and if this makes a lot of money or otherwise the “prize” includes a well deserved place upon the wall of glory in the halls of respected extreme metal acts on Valhalla. Go fucking check out the anxiety inducing first intense song “Disguise” here and for God’s sakes pre order this shit for a measly $6.99 and don’t be a stick in the mud!

Death Metal Soul Wreckage: Krisiun, Abhorrence news

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 7:17 PM (PST)

Krisiun

Hello, friends. Friendly reminder that Queen’s ‘Princes Of The Universe’ is the greatest pillar of human achievement. Before we get into some death metal from around the world, let us contemplate the glory.

Ok, so I worked hard all morning and then saw my mom at her elder care facility and then passed the fuck out way too long and now am really delirious. I woke up and made a peanut butter and banana sandwich and ate it one handed while sitting down to pee and I kind of feel like Elvis. My gf is practicing (awesome) Goo Goo Dolls covers on her acoustic guitar and our cute ass cat Amber will not stop staring at me like she knows more than me about The hydrostatic equation. I need some herbs.

Anyway, one thing I can kind of do even when half asleep and moronic is give my opinion on upcoming death metal releases! Let’s remember what we came here for?! Hello? Is anyone there?

Friendly reminder that Friday, September 07, 2018 sees the release of a monstrously massive new onslaught from death metal stalwarts Krisiun entitled Scourge Of The Enthroned. That is about as death metal an album name I have ever heard and I can not believe it has not already been taken by Carcass or Hate Eternal.

Anyway, Krisiun have literally always kicked ass. I remember reading about them years ago as a new death metal and thrash fan wanting to widen my net beyond Sepultura as far as bands from Brazil. The cover art by Eliran Kantor is based on Sumerian mythology and shows three ancient gods transcending the beginning of creation. The title track on the new rager is particularly fucking stunning and will take your head clean off, so I am not sure why they put it first on the album unless they plan to re-animate fans corpses with every song.

I just got the promo for this record and am rapidly devouring it. I can’t believe these guys are on their eleventh album. Man, it is so inspiring when bands manage to reach such heights doing what they love! Hail Krisiun! Check out the first single, released a few weeks back, called “Demonic III” below! Pre Order HERE.

Svart Records is proud to present Megalohydrothalassophobic, an all-new Abhorrence EP full of old-school Finnish death metal.  The EP will be released by Svart Records on September 15th.The lineup of the Finnish DM trailblazers is the same as back in 1990, with the addition of drummer Waltteri Väyrynen, of Paradise Lost and Vallenfyre fame.

This release continues the ancient spooky ass Gods theme I was mentioning about Krisun above, as the band have promised they bring us ,”… a vision of Lovecraftian horror in the age of the ecological catastrophe. The lyrics fuse together the deeply unsettling tales of H.P. Lovecraft with the thought-provoking philosophy of Timothy Morton, arguably the most important thinker of the anthropoce, the current catastrophical age of human existence.” Blessed Altar Zine has a pretty fair review of the promo Here . I personally would have given it a little bit higher rating.

I hope they release new song “Hyperobject Beneath the Waves” as another single because it will rock your socks off and also because it somehow takes the kind of deep sea metal chaos theme vibes that many bands have done a lot and makes it still terrifying.

Abhorrence

Get a taste of the record below with the also rad and uncompromising “Anthem for the Anthropocene” below. Then try to say the album name ten times fast, we dare ya!

 

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