Agusa stream “Bortom Hemom” via Obelisk

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 2:05 PM (PST)

[photo by Julio Barcellos]

Swedish progressive folk rockers Agusa are streaming their latest song “Bortom Hemom” via Obelisk.

The song comes off the forthcoming self-titled album, which is due out in late October via Laser’s Edge.

Agusa’s Mikael Ödesjö said of the song:

“‘Bortom Hemom’ translates roughly as ‘Beyond Homeward’ and consists of two sections joined together by a bridge. The first part is in 7/4 and the second in 3/4. Perhaps our most ‘progressive’ effort this far. Enjoy!”

Head on over to Obelisk to stream “Bortom Hemom.”

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Left Behind to release “Blessed By The Burn” Oct 27

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 1:38 PM (PST)

West Virginia metallers Left Behind are currently on tour in support of their upcoming album Blessed By The Burn which is due out October 27 via Unbeaten Records.

You can check out Left Behind tour dates over at their Facebook.

Ahead of the album the band has released the song “Tough Love,” which you can check out here.

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Bay Area Brutality Round Up: Light This City, Necrot, End Hip End It news

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4:33 PM (PST)

A few super cool Bay Area related happenings of note for you today, metal goblins.

Well the raddest news of the day in Metal Land is that cult melodeth band Light This City are reuniting! The Bay Area band were amazing and their final album Stormchaser showed they went out at the top of their game, but I always felt like that was one band who it was a real shame we never saw more from other than the 2010 farewell shows. We love us some Heartsounds and Wilderness Dream, but Light This City were also soooo awesome.

In September of 2015, Darkest Hour requested that LIGHT THIS CITY play the San Francisco date of their 20th anniversary tour. The band quickly reunited within a few months to rehearse one final set that would celebrate the band’s four-album career. The show was absolutely one for the books, sparking the flame which lead the band to reunite.

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Dreadlords

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:21 PM (PST)
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“Dreadlords is a black metal band (occult blues, grim folk, Satanic gospel), just not conducted in the usual format.” – J. Gannon

I found an old journal last night from about fifteen years ago and tore out a page in which I’d scribbled that ,“Life is like passing through a fogging yolk and maybe breaking loose into a heaven, but no guarantee?” Dreadlords, an experimental group from Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania who feature members of industrial flirting ritual occult act T.O.M.B. , seem to be searching out their own meaning to creation and our human experience navigating the perils of darkness and light’s perpetual tug of war with the soul. I’ve mainly been listening to them, Nate Hall’s lonely latest and the ethereal darkness of Lisa Cuthbert’s HEX TAPES the last few days and finding a lot of comfort in both during some quite shitty personal struggles.

In the garish glare of American mainstream culture, one could quickly be forgiven for wanting to pare things down to something more gritty, personal and close to the Earth. Blues, metal, gospel and – to my generally ringing ears, anyway – even some No Wave bordering punk influences combine with growling oral traditions and lonely campfire ritual soul-bearing to create a unique sound on the group’s 2017 release REAPERS.

Honestly, I ate a pot brownie and listened to this thing just last night out in the middle of the woods with a creative cohort, such is the return investment on these songs. It is taking the sort of wallop of the much more linear stoner rock band Lo-Pan’s “Marathon Man” to smack me back to reality this morning from my brain’s wanderings out on the edges of a REAPERS night time dream which transcends realms and archetypes like the musical equivalent of King and Straub’s The Talisman. If anyone wants to bring some strong black coffee and some hugs and kisses to where I am de-fogging in bed, that would also be appreciated.

But yes, Brian Zimmerman, Samantha Viola and J. Gannon made a not too modest dent on the underground’s psyche with the uncompromising black psych blues release Death Angel , which featured some potent declarations of intent via the likes of “Dreadlords Cometh” and “Thieves Of Faith”. REAPERS expands the scope the mysterious act’s rising Mojo, personalizing the experience even further with a deep dive into the soul’s longings and laments.

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STEVE MOORE (Zombi) returns with another hypnotizing new score for the acclaimed action/horror film Mayhem, starring Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja). A veritable portrait of shock and dread across seventy-plus minutes of analog synth tension, STEVE MOORE methodically crafts pulsating rhythms and penetrating arpeggios that constrict the listener into a deep sense of aural anxiety. With four soundtracks under his belt, STEVE MOORE is quickly becoming one of the most sought out synth composers in the horror realm and Mayhem is the ultimate demonstration of his unquestionable mastery of the style.

Hear Mayhem’s opening track “Welcome To TSC” now Below or via YouTube AT THIS LOCATION.

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Igorrr

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 3:28 PM (PST)
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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

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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).

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