Obituary release ultra punishing slow deather “Loathe”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 10:01 AM (PST)

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2016 is a metal year that keeps on giving. If you aren’t feeling anything this year you’re just not paying close enough attention because there have been so many killer tunes and releases. The deadly fun doesn’t stop yet! Death metal legends Obituary have released a ferocious new plodder, a brutally slow and grim monument to true death called “Loathe”. I can’t get over how effortlessly bad ass this song is, but it’s fuckin’ Obituary. For awhile Coffins from Japan were leading the pack with their doom death, but Obituary is back in a big way with this number.

Pre Orders are available now for Obituary’s new two new studio track single with a full live set attached! The new release is called Ten Thousand Ways To Die and features the new jams plus a set of twelve classics and fan favorites from the band’s storied catalog. Recorded in eleven different cities during the band’s highly successful 2015 Inked In Blood world tour.

New Euro tour dates with Exodus/Prong/King Parrot plus tracklisting and the new single are Below.

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Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott, founding member and guitarist of Pantera and Damageplan was shot and killed during a Damageplan performance in Columbus, OH on December 8, 2004 .


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Oakland’s Serpent Crown  write really, really awesome stuff. Just finished their tune “Bloodmoon” from an advance promo of their September sophomore record and it left scorch flames up my whole front and back, like friggin’ grill marks from Hell! This is some classic metal rendered with an extra savage punk rock sort of crunching thrash attack and the raging vocals and head slicing guitar majesty of Dara Santhai.

Their sophomore release  Incantations Of Vengeance, isn’t out until next month on limited-edition cassette and via Bandcamp (eventually). Captured at Green Dot Studios by Snake Green, Incantations Of Vengeance features Tommy Anderson on bass and Rob Ruiz (Psychosomatic) on drums. The band has since recruited Chris “Woz” Wozniak from Lair Of The Minotaur as their full-time drummer.

You’ll have to wait to hear the whole thing, but I highly recommend you stop whatever you are doing (even if you are listening to the awesome as hell Blood Incantation everyone is raving about for the 11th time tonight or watching Flash re-runs from Season 1 like me single, hated and alone) and fucking blast this first officially released track “Uncertain Life, Certain Death” until the sky darkens from the smoke.

It’s so bad ass. Burn your ears and mind out HERE.

Interview: King Buffalo – The expanding power of ‘Orion’

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 5:23 PM (PST)

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King Buffalo are one of the year’s best surprises, a drifty yet hard rocking psych band breaking out wider after three initial years now that more and more people are immersing themselves in new album Orion (Listen and purchase HERE).

Listening to Orion is like being behind the controls in a lucid dream, navigating the soundtrack of your subconscious as it unfolds before you through blue and purple clouds, empty cities, hopes and regrets or the odd desert or two. It stirs our gypsy soul enough that we had to check in with Scott Donaldson and discuss the highly enjoyable record.

Read more below.

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Korn debut death photography video with Loudwire for “Insane”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 3:43 PM (PST)

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The new Ryan Valdez helmed Korn video for “Insane” from October’s pending heavy shaker The Serenity Of Suffering is loose upon the world. It is def some of the heaviest stuff we have heard from the band since they got both their classic guitarists working together again. The video is a look at post-mortem photography in Korn-y style. You can pre-order the album via Amazon or iTunes.

Watch the video HERE.

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Saving Grace release new video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 2:59 PM (PST)

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Saving Grace have released a video for their brand new single “Recidivist,” available now on iTunes and announced a new album Into Hell, slated for a 2017 release. They have also announced a run of New Zealand tour dates.

The single was engineered by Zorran Mendonsa who handled production duties on the band’s first three studio albums (Behind Enemy Lines, Unbreakable and The King is Coming) and the video was directed by Scott Hansen at Digital Thunderdome (Bury Your Dead, A Day To Remember, Carnifex, The Ghost Inside). The brutal new song is superbly tight and the video does a very good job of heightening tension in a genre often flooded with poorly thrown together half story/half performance and one lame breakdown part videos.

These dudes know what they are doing and are growing with every release. Hails.

Serpentine Dominion releases “The Vengeance In Me”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 2:23 PM (PST)

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Different branches of heavy metal come together in the formation of Serpentine Dominion. The band consists of Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage/Guitars), George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse/Vocals), Shannon Lucas (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder/Drums).

The origins of Serpentine Dominion can be traced back to 2009′s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which boasted a line-up that included Killswitch Engage, Cannibal Corpse, and The Black Dahlia Murder. During that fateful summer, Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz made a proposition to Cannibal Corpse vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher: “George, I want to write you a record.” On the Mayhem Fest tour, Shannon Lucas, who performed with The Black Dahlia Murder through 2012, was tapped to record drums on the album. Between 2009 and 2016, Cannibal Corpse and Killswitch Engage released three albums each, so scheduling time to work on Serpentine Dominion was no easy feat – but when their rigorous schedules allowed, Serpentine Dominion began to come together, with Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach penning the lyrics, which touch on corruption within the government, religion, big business, and other timely issues. Ultimately, though, this debut is a pure passion project; it was written and recorded simply for why musicians get into music in the first place: fun.

Check out “The Vengeance In Me” and the Serpentine Dominion track-listing here.

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Reaping Asmodeia on tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 6:44 PM (PST)

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Minneapolis tech-death metallists’ Reaping Asmodeia will take a break from mixing their upcoming sophomore album “Impuritize” (due out later this fall) to rally crowds across the North East United States on a headlining summer tour. Catch them at one of the below dates to hear new music!

Check out the latest Reaping Asmodeia track here.

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Spirit Adrift releases “Psychic Tide”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 6:31 PM (PST)

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Phoenix doom metallers Spirit Adrift released their newest song, “Psychic Tide”, on Monday.

This near-ten minute offering is equal parts music video and short film. It’s well worth the watch.

“Psychic Tide” is the newest track from Chained to Oblivion which was released on August 12 via Prosthetic Records.

Check out “Psychic Tide” here.

Venom Prison “Abysmal Agony”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 5:40 PM (PST)

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UK death metallers Venom Prison have released their latest song “Abysmal Agony” on Thursday.

“Abysmal Agony” comes off the album Animus, which will be released on October 14 via Prosthetic Records.

Venom Prison is from South Wales and was started in last year.

Listen to “Abysmal Agony” and break-yer-neck here.

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Bangladeafy stream ‘Narcopaloma’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 4:55 PM (PST)

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Brooklyn noisemakers Bangladeafy are preparing to release their newest album Narcopaloma.

Narcopaloma will be released on August 26 via Nefarious Industries.

Stream Narcopaloma via Noisey.

Bangladeafy has booked a hometown Brooklyn record release show on August 25th, with Husbandry, Spotlights, and Geometers also on the bill. Other newly-solidified New York live actions include a show in Smithtown on September 30th, another show in Brooklyn on October 1st, and a set in Lindenhurst on October 22nd, with the band rapidly securing additional public infiltrations to be continually announced over the weeks ahead.

Check out Bangladeafy show dates here.

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Claustrofobia release ‘Download Hatred’ album cover

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 3:46 PM (PST)

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Brazilian death metallers Claustrofobia have released the album cover for their upcoming album Download Hatred.

Japanese designer Toshihiro Egawa Art, one of the busiest and most sought after designer on the market, has created a sublime cover illustration for the new Claustrofobia album “Download Hatred”. Egawa’s work has been seen on covers from bands such as Suicide Silence, Krisiun, Heaven Shall Burn, Cryptopsy, Vomitory, among others.

The cover appropriately depicts a world being watched and manipulated, the result of a world war that was fully architected and virtually conducted. Absorbed by the incessant flow of information, too many humans have yet to evolve despite huge advances in technology.

“Download Hatred” will be distributed by Canadian label PRC Music in the US, Canada, Japan and Russia. In Brazil, the physical release will be via Die Hard Records In addition, the group is highlighted in the Canadian magazine Unleashed Music Magazine.

Check out the video for Paulada here.

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T.O.M.B.

Maryland noise makers T.O.M.B. have signed to Peaceville Records and announced their forthcoming album Fury Nocturnus.

Fury Nocturnus is expected to be released on October 21.

In advance of the release the band has released the first song off of the album ”Abysmal Channeling”.

The band comments:

“With the release of ‘Fury Nocturnus’ under the banner of Peaceville Records, T.O.M.B. will now enter a new era in composing nefarious noise frequencies, giving new life to the sonic musical sorcery we choose to conduct. It is a true honor to have T.O.M.B. recognized by a label that for decades has been historical in providing a solid foundation and support-mechanism for their individual artists to flourish, within the realms of extreme music. Peaceville’s acknowledgment of T.O.M.B.’s authentic approach and past accomplishments is extremely exciting, and we are completely grateful to be granted the opportunity to be a part of such a professional and prestigious label.”

Check out “Abysmal Channeling” here.

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Sinsaenum stream new song “Anfang Des Albtraumes”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 2:52 PM (PST)

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Death metallers Sinsaenum have released a lyric video for their newest song “Anfang Des Albtraumes”.

“Anfang Des Albtraumes” comes off of the band’s debut album Echoes of the Tortured, out now.

Check out “Anfang Des Albtraumes” as well as “Army of Chaos” and “Splendor and Agony” here.

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Carnophage release “Resistance Against Mind Clouding Heresy”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 2:40 PM (PST)

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Turkish death metallers Carnophage yesterday released their latest track “Resistance Against Mind Clouding Heresy”.

“Resistance Against Mind Clouding Heresy” comes off the band’s forthcoming album Monument due out on September 23 via Unique Leader Records.

Check out “Resistance Against Mind Clouding Heresy” as well as the previously released “At The Backside Of Our Civilization” here.

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Swamp Witch streaming ‘The Slithering Bog’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 2:26 PM (PST)

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Oakland doomsters Swamp Witch are streaming their most recent effort The Slithering Bog.

The record was initially released on cassette via Transylvanian Tapes and is now available on vinyl via Tribunal Of The Axe.

You can head over to Decibel to lose yourself in the bog!

Read more about Swamp Witch here.

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