Igorrr

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 3:28 PM (PST)
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The name Dimmu Borgir means "dark castles/fortresses" in Icelandic, Faroese and Old Norse.


Igorrr European Tour dates, live footage from Dour Festival

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 8:39 AM (PST)

Igorrr– the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – certainly made one of the greatest, zaniest and most inspired albums of the year with Savage Sinusoid. Now you can witness the band’s delightful array of various insanities live as they are setting out on a European tour, or watch new footage of their recent performance at the Dour Festival.

Gautier Serre comments: “We’re very excited to take the road for almost two months and to play this music all over Europe. Performing this music provokes always very interesting reactions – some people get it, others don’t. While we are deep into it with the band, it’s going to be a strong experience for sure.” 

Nitrus Oxide is not included but we do have dates and live footage BELOW.

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Winds Of Plague announce new album “Blood Of My Enemy”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2:17 PM (PST)

Winds Of Plague return this year with Blood Of My Enemy via eOne, their latest symphonic death core offering. Check out a new video and track listing BELOW.

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Blackened Death Records to release GRINDING AURAL TORTURE comp

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3:02 PM (PST)

Excellent UK cult label Blackened Death Records will release their next big extreme music comp VERY SOON! Grinding Aural Torture will drop October 6th and will feature 27 bands and will clock in at just over an hour. Some very colorful band names and song titles can be checked out below.

01. Cadaver Soiree – Cordyceps 03:18
02. Hellacaust – Lung Ripper 02:15
03. Baphomet’s Cunt – Through Layers of Seething Flesh 01:27
04. Carnivorous Forest – Stop Supporting Racist Bands 04:16
05. Midnight Parasite – Indignant Storm 02:23
06. Clit Eastwood – Jizzus Crust – The Second Cumming 01:15
07. Experimentalis Animali – Pubescent Scum 03:01
08. Cranstøn – Nothing is Nurtured 01:25
09. Cryostasium – Stalwart 01:49
10. Hatefilled Kids – Bring Down Yer Upbringing 01:36
11. Olivia Neutered John – Long Knives for Short Dicks 00:51
12. Dellamorte – Slave to the Cannibal God 02:05
13. Pustule Secretion – Pustule Secretion 03:59
14. Pantsu Senshi – State of Fornicate 00:39
15. Throw Stephanie in the Incinerator – Sex Offender 03:30
16. Shiteater – Shrine of Strangulated Infants 00:46
17. Qoheleth – The Hypocrisy in You is the Hypocrisy in Me 04:42
18. Schlitzkrieg (Featuring Seth Putnam) – I Smoked Crack With Anal Cunt 00:38
19. Discord – Cop Crusher 01:30
20. First Forgiveness – Watch Them Fall 04:14
21. Stormland – GN-001 (Conflict Child) 02:49
22. Shrug – Endless Ages of Molestation 01:45
23. Walking Bombs – Mike Pence Sings “Mother” While Getting Pegged With a Crucifix (Hypocrites for Christ) 00:47
24. Syphilitic Retard – Suffer the Little Children 01:07
25. SVNEATR – Trance 05:29
26. World Controller – Pigfucker 01:37
27. Void Tendril – Shivering Residue 06:46

 

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All Out War Decibel Flexi Series “Accept No Masters” track streaming

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:15 PM (PST)

Call Newburgh’s metallic hardcore outfit All Out War legends/tyrants/veterans or whatever, they still lead the pack. 2017 found the ferocious band recently dropping Give Us Extinction (their sixth mosh fest) to eager fans. Now you can also hear a song “Accept No Masters” from the same sessions as part of the Decibel Flexi Series HERE. Most people are not ready to be unplugged from bad systems and this song underscores the need for new solutions. A cool and eerie intro gives way to a terrifying high speed attack before an insane pit starter mid tempo bash section comes in. It is hard to hear this song without envisioning windmilling crazy people.

Recorded at West West Side Studios with Steve Evetts and mastered by Alan Douches with artwork by Alexandre Goulet, Give Us Extinction is the band’s first full length since 2010’s Into The Killing Fields. It includes a cover of Nausea’s “Cybergod,” and features guest vocals on “Choking On Indifference” and “Cybergod” by Emily Muscara (Straphangers), and on “Carcass Rot” by Michelle Eddison (ex-Starkweather).

 

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The Obsessed

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:42 PM (PST)
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‘Politicians, religious organizations and media were probably always corrupt, but it’s more difficult for them to hide it now. On the contrary: it would seem they’re not even trying to hide it anymore! They’re just counting on the apathy of the general public.’ – Alex Agnew 

Diablo Blvd have from Belgium pair bold vocal melodies with various shades of rock that travel from light to dark while staying rooted to the core hard hitting sound. Their new record Zero Hour brings in some New Wave and New Romantic influences further while adding more heft to the group’s hard rock punch. Be sure to pre order HERE (it comes out very soon on 9/22 via Metalville).

Alex Agnew stops by today to discuss touring, influences, the state of the world, playing music for everyone and much more. Check it out BELOW.

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The Obsessed to re-issue self titled classic debut via Relapse

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 3:51 PM (PST)

Great news for Wino fans! Relapse are re-issuing the classic self titled early 90’s The Obsessed record! Some of Mr. Weinrich’s greatest moments are on this record (“Forever Midnight” is a particular fave, with just the greatest intro riff and melodies). Every era of the group is cool and this is overdue.

THE OBSESSED’s Self-Titled reissue is due out November 17th on 2xCD/LP/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical bundles and digital pre-orders are available via Relapse Records HERE and streaming services AT THIS LOCATION.

THE OBSESSED – "The Way She Fly" (Official Audio)

1990's self-titled debut album will be available for the first time in almost two decades! Listen to a remastered version of "The Way She Fly". The reissue drops November 17 on 2xCD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Digital via Relapse RecordsPre-Order Physical: http://bit.ly/TheObsessedReissuePre-Order Digital: http://smarturl.it/TheObsessedReissueThe 2xCD deluxe reissue includes the highly sought-after Concrete Cancer demo (also available separately on LP), expanded artwork, never-before-seen photos and extended liner notes from frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich!"This record defines the passion, the pureness and vibrancy of youth, and the fierce love, loyalty and dedication to this music. I am happy and proud that it lives once again! Thanks to all who believe!" – Wino

Posted by The Obsessed Official on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

 

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Metal Church at The Chance. 9/19/17 (Show Review)

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 1:51 PM (PST)

My family always wanted me to attend church a little bit more, so when I saw METAL CHURCH on the Chance website, I knew I had to go. It’s what my family wanted. Probably God too, and who am I to argue?

It’s been said that METAL CHURCH is the only church. Good enough if you ask me.

The date was September 9th, 2017, and the congregation huddled outside in the unseasonably chilly air outside The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY as we awaited our heroes, METAL CHURCH to arrive for the show, which also doubled as a party for Chris Caffery’s birthday. The cold air, the crack head trying to sell a fake “front row” ticket to the show, and the fact that the venue didn’t let anyone into the building for nearly an hour past the door time wasn’t enough to deter any of us. In fact, the “front row” ticket was the joke of the night for many of us as we yelled out in between songs “I got front row!” (the entire front of the stage is GA).

More BELOW.

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Cannibal Corpse “Red Before Black” album details and pre orders.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 9:46 AM (PST)

On November 3rd, kings of death metal Cannibal Corpse will release their 14th full-length, Red Before Black, via Metal Blade Records. This is their best album title in awhile. A Skeletal Domain was cool and all but the cover art was more haunting and didn’t really give the sense of mayhem as well as this cover. The title Red Before Black also just sounds like it is gonna be classic while having more imagination than, say, KILL. Hahaha.

For a first preview of Red Before Black, the band has launched a video for the single, “Code of the Slashers”. Directed by Zev Deans (www.panoramaprogramming.com – who created videos for Behemoth‘s “Messe Noire”, Ghost‘s “Square Hammer”, Portal‘s “Curtain”), “Code of the Slashers” can be viewed at: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

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Photo by Liz Ciavarella-Brenner

Strange world creator Gridfailure releases latest statement I Shall Not Survive Another Winter this coming Friday for the Autumnal Equinox! No Echo is now streaming the whole recording early alongside a short interview.

Each song on I Shall Not Survive Another Winter grows longer than the one preceding it, the record further exploring full-on post-apocalyptic dementia; a vision of Post-Sixth Mass-Extinction Skullduggery which is the concept of the upcoming Teeth Collection and Drought Stick albums and several surrounding mini-releases portraying a grim vision of humanity’s future. A nearby reality where those who have survived mankind’s override by artificial intelligence, the ecological rebellion of our planet, and thermonuclear warfare amidst our own kind strive to rebuild society, and are continually thwarted. Thriving only amidst the gutters and back-alleys of a scorched culture,GRIDFAILURE’s sound reflects this impending cross-contamination of horrors.

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Band Spotlight: Artillery

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 1:44 PM (PST)

You gotta have respect for Artillery.

The veteran Danish power thrashers have just released a new video for the song “When The Magic Is Gone”, taken off the band’s latest album, Penalty By Perception. To watch the video, please visit HERE.

Artillery comments: “Our new video ‘When The Magic Is Gone’ is a song about death and grief, it is a very personal song which shows the more mellow side of Artillery. The video was recorded in Norrebro, Copenhagen by Terkel Christensen (Aggressive Art) who is an old friend of Artillery.”

On Sept. 23rd, Artillery will start their co-headline tour with Onslaught. Artillery will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their Terror Squad album on this run, playing 5-6 songs from that album, plus new songs from their latest album Penalty By Perception, as well as some more classics. See HERE for dates.

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SubRosa brought their Wuthering Heights as gothic doom metal splendor to Beacon, NY tonight on an off night show from their tour with Wovenhand and wowed a lucky and modest but enraptured Sunday crowd at new venue The Platform in Beacon, NY. “Black Majesty” was indeed felt by all and I was beyond thrilled to finally witness the band live after being a fan for many years. In fact, it is crazy to think it has been ten years almost since I really fell completely in love with the Strega album and the band has since come to really mean so much to me. If the wait to see them live hadn’t driven me crazy a few times, haha, the band were still very much worth the wait to finally see live. They put on an incredible and very emotional show and I am on cloud nine.

Clover opened the night with their awesome blend of raging hardcore-influenced raw groove metal with semi-counter intuitive smart rhythmic shifts to keep you guessing between roars and super distorted riffs. The sound in this relatively new Beacon, NY space was pretty solid despite a few hiccups. “Aurora” was particularly powerful.

Witchkiss were a rad power trio in the Electric Wizard vein with very cool effected co-ed vocals and include an ex-member of 00’s Poughkeepsie area brawlers When Dreams Die (we joked together about how hardcore dudes who are smart switch to stoner rock as we age to preserve knees and bones from injury). Witchkiss are a lot of fun and you can hear a track on their Bandcamp.

Heavy Traffic, well…I don’t even feel like writing about them much. Rumor had it they cancelled and so the show started late as a result and then the band finally showed up and claimed a prime slot, had to be told to stop playing and as a result of their tardy behavior SubRosa trimmed their set down. I had been waiting like ten years to see SubRosa and they were going to do a few rare acoustic songs and trimmed that just cuz they are nice and were accomodating. Heavy Traffic kind of came off like Brooklyn hipster indie kids trying to be loud enough to play metal shows but with Forrest Gump as a singer. If you think you got over, a lot of people actually were grumbling about it. Try to show up on time or trim your set if late, not the headliner’s time. The place had a ten pm Sunday curfew.

Clover def had a great attitude in that they showed up early, didn’t care if they opened and hit the stage fast and furiously. That’s what is up.

(Update: Day or two later I heard some more details and a counter point of view. I def got up on wrong side bed the morning I wrote this and was perhaps harsher than I needed to be. I heard a few conflicting versions of events a day or so later and it seems the HT dudes weren’t as willfully shady as I had thought. Maybe I just don’t trust any humans? No, what I wrote above was based on an early, incomplete account someone told me for the delay, etc. Also, checking out Heavy Traffic’s music more I am really enjoying “Negative Green”, so go ahead and give them a fair shake HERE. Their sound is actually pretty cool and psych influenced).

Anyway, all in all it was still a wonderful night and SubRosa’s energy was beyond fantastic. A dude from The Ditch & The Delta filled in on bass and SR played as a four piece as Kim is pregnant and not out on this tour as a result, but the band were still electric and potent.

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Rammstein making final album?

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 10:03 AM (PST)

Waking up on an early Sunday afternoon after a very late night. Celebrating the spontaneous news that Clover is playing with SubRosa near me tonight on a one off from SubRosa’s dates with Wovehand and I didn’t even know about this particular gig til an hour ago! Also celebrating the amazing news of the ICP Juggalo March decimating the pathetic “Mother Of All” Dumpster Fire MAGA Moron marches, which I will laugh my ass about forever as the losers slink back to Kekistan. I also just had a crazy night where I saw an 80 year old cowboy driving around with a wood splitter attached to his Prius (!!!) to practice trailer parking because he said the government was trying to say he was too old to drive anymore. He also had a gold rolex and a pistol and was yelling about how a lack of eating pussy was destroying society, I swear to God. Between him and a random metal head on the street who started screaming Mercyful’s “Into My Coven” at a sloppy wedding after party to freak them out, it was a crazy night at the bar I was at.

But anyway, we are here to talk about Rammstein.Can we all agree that this band have ascended to absolute insane heights no one perhaps ever saw coming when many first heard of them around Nu Metal times? And wow, did they ever transcend that limiting tag!

Blabbermouth REPORTS that RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Kruspe says that the band’s upcoming album could be its last. The reason why kind of makes sense:

“…somehow we managed to move back to the beginning of the world of RAMMSTEIN where we, basically, are very emotional and very enthusiastic about writing again. It wasn’t like that before. We came back to a point that everyone is really respecting the other one, and it feels kind of like a circle almost, that we start from zero again, which feels nice.”

Man, I wish some of the bands I had been in had been able to do that and keep members instead of becoming failed democracies or back stabbing and imploding on themselves. But anyway, I am sure whatever the band do it will be awesome and we are eager to hear it. If it is the Neue Deutsche Härte acts swan song, they ought only be proud of their massive, freaky and unlikely legacy.

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Don’t Forget: Sacred Reich tour with Byzantine is in progress!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1:29 PM (PST)

Who doesn’t love the old school power of Sacred Reich? Wankers! The band are celebrating 30 years of their Ignorance album (which you might have figured out from the fucking tour name, ahaha). Byzantine supports on all dates of this tasty little run. This is your best chance for whiplash this late Summer/ early Fall so check the dates above and go get crazy, ya knuckle draggers!

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