Thomas Andrew Doyle streams ‘Incineration Ceremony’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:11 PM (PST)

Multi-instrumentalist Thomas Andrew Doyle is streaming his latest effort Incineration Ceremony.

Guest musician friend and composer Peter Scartabello adds additional percussion on two tracks while the artwork and layout of friend Demian Johnston puts the mood of the record into a visual representation of some of the musical content.

Check out Incineration Ceremony over at the Yuggoth Records Bandcamp and here Doyle speak on the record over at Obelisk.net.

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In 1988, due to poor conditions, two fans were killed after being crushed to death during Guns N' Roses set at the infamous Monsters of Rock festival at Donington Park in England. Because of this incident, the Monsters of Rock festival did not take place in 1989, but returned a year later.


Greek metal is always very interesting, from the tendency for dark melody to infect the riffs, to more classic mid tempo march parts and powerful vocals. Serpent Lord (not to be confused with this Serpent Lord or THIS one) will appeal to fans of legendary bands like Rotting Christ and Varathron, sure, but they also have enough epic qualities that feel less dark and more like surviving the battle – as if there is a little bit of Sabaton influence in there as well Mediterranean influences. Whatever is in the recipe, they are doing it right.

This song is comes their demo CD which was released on May 13th, at their show with the legendary band Omen, and it will also be included on their upcoming debut album (to be recorded this summer at Infected Studios). We wish them well. There are some sick as heck awesome Serpent named bands from Serpent Crown to Serpentine Path, but Serpent Cult are welcome to add to the snake pile if they keep putting out music this metal.

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Blackforce unleash “Prophets of Tomorrow”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 8:29 PM (PST)

Brazilian thrashers Blackforce have released their newest track “Prophets of Tomorrow.”

Following up 2016’s Slaves of Reality Blackforce have released this newest track which was produced by the band with lyrics by Caio Kattenbach and single artwork by Orion Frazão and Gustavo Kattenbach.

You can check out both Slaves of Reality and “Prophets of Tomorrow” here.

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Ontario rockers Abandoned Souls have premiered a lyric video for their song “Make It Last.”

You can check out the lyric video for “Make It Last” over at Metal Nation Radio.

The song is the title track off of the EP that Abandoned Souls released last April.

The band comments on the EP:

“We want to give the fans a pure and unfiltered listening experience, one that reflects us and where we are at in our musical journey and our lives. It is as much a reflection of who we are as musicians as it is of us as people. The philosophy behind “’Make It Last’ is a reference to always trying to make the good times in life last as long as you can. As much as possible, try to live every minute like it could be your last…Time is fleeting, so…Make It Last!”

Check out the cover art for Make It Last as well as Abandoned Souls show dates here.

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Wilderness Dream premiere “The Observer” via Decibel

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:21 PM (PST)

Oakland blackened thrashers Wilderness Dream have premiered their song “The Observer” over at Decibel.

“The Observer” comes off of the band’s forthcoming EP Paralysis Rise out July 14 via Creator-Destructor Records.

Wilderness Dream guitarist/vocalist and label owner Ben Murray proclaims:

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring you the first single from our upcoming second EP! After some deliberation, we came to the consensus that ‘The Observer’ was the most violent, crushing preview of the tone of this record, and we hope that you all enjoy it! ‘The Observer’ is the closing track on Paralysis Rise, and definitely reveals the shift in our sound towards a darker, less melodic realm of the blackened thrash metal universe…Turn the lights down and turn that shit up!”

Wilderness Dream will be hitting California the first week of August, you can check out those tour dates and music from the band’s bandcamp here.

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Wow. End of an era. News has broke that longtime Baroness guitarist Pete Adams, who played a HUGE role in the band’s ascent to arguably the coolest sludge prog pop hybrid band just about ever, has left the band amicably. So glad I saw their first return show post crash. Pete will still be active in the awesome af Valkyrie (which he plays in with his brother) and Baroness have even announced a replacement already.  We are sure they will still be great. Still, we gotta toast Pete on his way out as watching him and John together was always magic and felt like a real brotherhood as well. Maximum eternal hails.

Read a lengthy statement from everyone BELOW. It is warm and inspiring, actually.

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Taking a break binging old Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes before they leave Netflix in a week (shouldn’t they have a permanent residence for fans!!) to spread the damn good word that Prophets Of Rage‘s “Unfuck The World” is here and it is fire. A tight and well executed video directed by Michael Moore, great performances and live footage from everyone involved and did I mention Tom Morello’s illest solo in years? I mean, Tom always plays cool sounds but this one is extra spicy. And shout out to whoever threw in the Blair Imani clip briefly, cuz she is an awesome person and inspiring. Also really feeling the B-Real verse on this one, though of course Chuck’s was cool also.

Nestlé has been a leader in the effort to privatize public water, Trump is pulling out of climate agreements and kleptocracy is darkening skies with greedy clouds over all of our heads whether we are woke to it or not. RATM and Audioslave fans as well as of course Cypress and especially Public Enemy fans can relax knowing this original song kicks fucking major ass. Watch the video for “Unfuck The World” HERE.

A debut album from these live and direct legends is due in September and features 12 original songs produced by Brendan O’Brien http://smarturl.it/Prophets

If they are all as good as this one, we are gonna be in fine fighting form. #resist

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Graves At Sea’s The Cold Dead Hands Tour underway

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 6:47 PM (PST)

 

Portland sludge/doom quartet GRAVES AT SEA is currently embarked on The Cold Dead Hands Tour 2017. The tour kicked off yesterday evening in Boise, Idaho and closes on June 16th on their home turf in Oregon. The trek includes performances at 71 Grind Fest in Colorado Springs, Colorado as well as Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle, Washington. See all remaining dates below.

 

GRAVES AT SEA is touring in support of their 2016 debut full-length, The Curse That Is (read a recent review HERE). Engineered by Greg Wilkinson (Noothgrush, Brainoil) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, YOB), The Curse That Is effortlessly fuses colossal walls of feedback-laden sound with gargantuan riffs that crush and crawl with the weight of mountains. The Curse That Is is out now on Relapse Records. For physical order visit Relapse.com HERE. For digital orders go to the GRAVES AT SEA Bandcamp page HERE where you can also stream the record in its nihilistic entirety.

 

Remaining dates BELOW.
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Meltasia announced an as to be expected doozy ass line up today (with a few holes left to fill). Mungo Jerry and Midnight on the same weekend? Say no more. I will def try to be there to see Roky’s set and of course mighty Tower, but there is plenty of other juicy radness to go around. Be nice to the goats.

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Interview: Beastmaker – Inside The Skull with Trevor Church

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:25 AM (PST)

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“I enjoy writing songs so much that even my shitty songs are meaningful and important to me.” – Trevor Church

I was going to go jogging today but actually ate so many chickpeas trying to re submerge into healthier dieting that I feel like I may puke. That could also be because I had a bunch of Prosecco with the chickpeas but anyway, to make a long story short I am instead lying in bed guilt listening to the first Carnivore record (remastered and expanded soon for a Metalville re-issue, incidentally).

Anyhow, a few weeks ago I was eternally cucked when I had to miss Beastmaker, Geezer and friggin’ Black Sabbath at Gramercy at the last minute. All I can do is wallow beneath the dripping head of a vaguely familiar looking demagogue that Kathy Griffin was waving around yesterday and pray that if I lap up some of the droplets of falling gore that my metal points will rise again like a health meter in some early 90’s side scrolling fighting game. But wait, the Gods of metal have intervened and today brings a chance to redeem myself by sharing with you the good news of Beastmaker’s crushing new opus Inside The Skull ! 

Songs like “Evil One” and “Now Howls The Beast” not only deliver everything a true metal fan could want in a song, but will also be sure to appease fans of the band’s cool earlier songs.

Read more BELOW.

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Tribulation have a few records, but it was the darkly romantic and brooding The Children Of The Night that thrust them to new heights atop gothic death ramparts and crusty crenulations. Truly one of the more captivating bands of our current age, refining like blood wine.

Tribulation recently published the following statement about the departure of drummer Jakob Ljungberg, who had been with the group since the album The Formulas Of Death:
“As the summer in the year of their lord 2017 draws near and the world in the north is again fully starting to wake from its slumber we, on the other hand, are forced to face an inevitable end in the departure of our drummer Jakob Ljungberg who has decided to leave the band. We have spent the last five years together through pain to heaven, in chaos to bliss! It’s been such a strange, wonderful, tiring and inspiring time and we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this time the most important in the history of the band. We surely couldn’t have done it without you. We were like brothers even before the time of Tribulation and we certainly will be in the time after! Make sure to check out Jakob’s unique and most excellent band Second Sun (https://www.facebook.com/Secondsunswe/) where he sings and plays guitar!”

Jakob Ljungberg also commented as follows: “It is with a heavy heart that I leave Tribulation. These last years have been among the best in my life, but they wore me out and now I have to continue life on different paths. Thanks to everyone involved – you made this journey spectacular, thanks to everyone that came up and said hi – it meant the world to me, thanks to everyone who believed in me – you made me believe in myself. Jonathan, Adam and Johannes: I love you. “The end of nights we tried to die – this is the end.””

But as every end is also a new beginning, TRIBULATION have already secured a new drummer in Oscar Leander and have further good news to spread: “After this period of silence, renewal and contemplation the time has now come to give you the new Tribulation! We have now fully immersed ourselves in the making of a new album that will be recorded at summer’s end. We are very pleased to announce that Oscar Leander (previously in Deathstars) is our new drummer. He will make his first appearance with us on Muskelrock now on Thursday, June 1st! Are you ready? We are!”

Stay alert for TRIBULATION’s new studio album which is planned to be released early 2018.

TRIBULATION – Live 2017
6/1 Alvesta, SE – Muskelrock Festival
6/16 Dessel, BE – Graspop Metal Meeting
7/7 Idraetsvej, DK – Metal Magic Festival
8/25 Siegen, DE – Jomsviking Open Air
9/28 Hultsfred, SE – Mörkaste Småland Festzival
10/7 Hoogeveen, NL – Graveland Festival

* Please note that TRIBULATION’s previously announced appearance at Germany’s Bang Your Head festival has unfortunately been cancelled for 2017.

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Fear Those Who Fear Him is the third and hotly coveted new dark metal power emission from the extreme metal warlocks of Vallenfyre. This song is not about any hobnobbery with spirits and sprites, though the band do have serious British mojo. No, this crusher deals hard in real world problems facing us right now.

Guitarist/vocalist Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) comments:
Nihilist is about those who take their ridiculous holy book seriously and carry it out to the letter. In light of recent events it is dedicated to the innocent victims of the Manchester attack.

Scheduled for worldwide release via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS on June 2, 2017, Fear Those Who Fear Him is an unforgiving musical mixture of death, doom, grind, and crust offering 12 ferocious new tracks. The album is available for pre-order on CD, LP and digital download at http://smarturl.it/VallenfyreFTWFH

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Danzig is one of my all time biggest musical heroes. By far. I defend him generally no matter what. I really believe in a lot of his material and was in a tribute band with Andy Animal that was one of the best experiences of my life – Wolfsblood. That said, he is an adult and has the resources to do research and cite credible sources if he is gonna cause ripples that endanger real women and Muslims. On a Memorial Day when Trump blanks on properly honoring a 23 year Army vet in Portland who was killed stopping white supremacy because it might offend Trump’s KKK fuckboi fanbase who are too dumb to notice they have done more domestic terrorism than Muslims except the ones Trump turns a blind eye too if he does business with them, I don’t need Danzig spitting bs about border shit and 1950s gender roles or disinfo about Planned Parenthood that Alex Jones republipunks will take as Gospel cuz they beat off to the cover art of Black Laden Crown before even being sure if it was done by Simon Bisley or not.

Tommy Victor is one of my favorite heroes as well. This kind of casual BS affects a lot of fan bases AND endangers women. Real women. Not hypothetical babies. Not 1950s fake good old days that never were good in the first place from an intersectional perspetive. No last caress. Do not pass go or collect a skull. FUCK OFF with that shit. Way to super alienate a life long die hard and the numerous women in my life who would be dead if the rhetoric Trump is now spewing and cronies who amplify it is allowed to run rampant. Guess what, most fake Christians spreading the gospel according to pro life are dumb and misinformed as a fucking post Christ was never really crucified on, you cucks to kleptocracy. Die for oil, suckers.

Danzig has been around the world. Go to Mississippi and see how easy it is for women there. Don’t need extra fuel on the fire for ignorant citronella bonfires.

Worry about the production on your last few albums sucking and being a far cry from the glory days even with good songwriting! And in vicinity of the Misfits reunion scrutiny of what comes next THIS is how you choose to move ahead during a promotional time? Fuck off with that shit.

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IKILLYA‘s star is deservedly rising after considerable effort in the trenches of trashitude. With the band about to drop new album War For An Idea, I caught up with my friend Jason (vocals) and asked him five records that shaped why he has chosen the path of metal devotion. This is the second of our new “Formative Years” column (I did the first one here if you care). Jason’s rad picks (he settled on six) as well as the band’s top notch thrash-core clip for IKILLYA’s “Betray Your Creator” (RIYL Lamb of God, Byzantine, Testament) are below.

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Agonia Records $3 Bandcamp Sale til June 30th

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:04 AM (PST)

Agonia Records, home of some of the best extreme and esteemed metal bands on planet Urf, has a sick $3 Bandcamp sale on. If you area fan of bands and can’t even be bothered to shell out $3 for some of these releases, you suck. I mean, unless you are actually homeless or in a seriously dire life situation financially. But still. DIE FOR METAL! Rob a poseur for $3, yo.

Some records we really fucking love that we recommend from the bunch include The Regal Tribe by Usurpress, Incubus by Malfeitor or Shibalba’s new freaky as heck Psychostasis – Death Of Khat. If you had twenty bux you could get all three of those and still take ya girl for a tuna melt AND tip the waitress. Don’t be a loser!

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