Today we would like to start by saying an RIP to icons of metal art Rosław Szaybo and Larry Carroll, known for their work with Judas Priest and Slayer, respectively.
“Our memories of Rosław Szaybo are strong and he will always be remembered for his now legendary covers he created for Judas Priest as well as the Priest logo – our thoughts and condolences are with his family – love to Ros,” Judas Priest said of Roslaw.
I also want to say that today, 5/23 is always a somber day for me for personal reasons, the anniversary of the passing of my first drummer. It is important to me to spread his drumming since his life was cut short rather young and he was a great talent in the 90’s Woodstock music scene and good guy, so humor my tweet here – please. One love.
5/23 is 19 years since my 1st drummer Pat passed. He also was in a band w actor @Ashtonholmes who you might know from Arrow Season 6 (was cool to see you on there, dude). Pat, you are missed EVERY day. I wish we had made lots more music/memories. Thank You https://t.co/FNc5pqRtuc pic.twitter.com/Wytw6yB5p5
— Morgan Ywain (@MorganYwain) May 23, 2019
On a brighter note, we have a lot of powerful metal news for you today.
First up, metal masters Exumer have a new video out.
The idea behind Exumer’s new video clip “King’s End” is to visually pay homage to the look and visual aesthetics of the MTV/Headbanger’s Ball era clips from the late 80s and early 90s. Especially when CGI became available as a tool to add effects that were otherwise financially impossible to obtain. The clip was entirely shot, edited and directed by Goreminister in Essen (Turock Club)/Germany during Exumer’s last European dates.
Exumer singer Mem V. Stein: “We were approached by our buddy Goreminister, who has his own You Tube channel and is a pretty known character in the Metal scene in and around Essen, if we would be interested in a new video that resembles old Headbanger’s Ball clips. We instantly were on board with the concept and are now excited to launch something that uniquely resembles the early 90s over the top videos we devoured back when Metal was still on Television.”
Get ready for the fun contradictory combination of nostalgic feelings for a new music video, lifers.
What have you all been listening to? I am real keen on the new Wormwitch Heaven That Dwells Within that came out in April, which I finally purchased last night HERE. Even ordered the physical cd cuz it will be nice to have for driving in areas where streaming isn’t so good. Super snarled, dourly melodic blackened deathy thrashened song writing dark majesty with just enough balance between bite and precision.
About one year and a half after the official release of their EP Crawl To Paradise (2018), French melodic metallers EZOX just officially released its debut album called One Last Breath, produced @ Recuiem Prod studios (All Dogmas We Hate) and available right now for CD & Digital editions on bandcamp and the main legal platforms.
In addition to the album-release, the band also unveiled a 4K music video for the single “For Today” available on YouTube platform.
Stream the whole album on Bandcamp .