Forgotten Tomb’s 360 video for new song ‘Second Chances’

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 12:33 PM (PST)

Another new Forgotten Tomb song, this one an 8 minute inspired dirge called “Second Chances”, is now online. The  new song is from their upcoming studio album We Owe You Nothing, due out on October 27th in Europe and November 10th in North America via Agonia Records.

FORGOTTEN TOMB commented: “Our discography has always been divided by trilogies. ‘We Owe You Nothing’ closes the third trilogy which started with ‘…And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil’ followed by ‘Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love’ and it’s the heaviest among the 3 albums, with an emphasis on slower/mid tempos and a sludgier approach while retaining also our trademark melodies and dissonant arpeggios, plus some twists which open new doors to the next era of the band. Due to circumstances surrounding it, it’s been an extremely painful album to make and therefore it’s one of our darkest, while being also filled with raw energy”.

 

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Rumors that Slayer was originally known as Dragonslayer, after the 1981 movie of the same name, were denied by Kerry King.


“A Paranormal Evening With ALICE COOPER” 2018 Tour announced

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 1:47 PM (PST)

OG shock rocker and horror metal founder Alice Cooper has announced his early 2018 tour details. The veteran rocker still searches for inspiration in the creepy and peculiar corners of the dark side of life and recently released the successful Paranormal. It was his first album in six years and 27th overall, out via earMUSIC this past August. Paranormal features special guests like U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., who plays on 9 of the 12 new songs; Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members.

Now Alice has announced tour dates which you can see BELOW.

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Savage Messiah launch “Wing and a Prayer” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:27 AM (PST)

British heavy metal act, SAVAGE MESSIAH, have just released a video for their brand new single, “Wing And A Prayer”, which is taken off their upcoming album, Hands Of Fate!

Frontman David Silver comments: “This is a powerful snapshot of our upcoming album, loud and anthemic! With my favourite guitar solo yet. We’ve had this song in our set for the past few shows and have been really taken aback at how ‘instant’ the song has been, and how well fans have reacted to it, so we’re really excited to share this video for all of you.”

 

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Morbid Angel announce “Kingdoms Disdained”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 9:38 PM (PST)

Morbid Angel have a lot to lose if their follow up to the much, uh, destained Illud Divinum Insanus has even one bad song on it. That record left such a poor taste in many people’s mouths that it made Limp Bizkit’s Results May Vary seem universally acclaimed. I am not crazy about the new cover art, which kind of looks like a much later wave up and coming tech death band rather than something we’d expect from such genre forefathers, but the fact that Steve Tucker is back has me very, very happy.

Shit, I am happy all around from ‘it’s about free speech’ people having to eat total shit due to the proof of Breitbart and Milo working directly with Nazis that broke today, and this Morbid Angel news also has me stoked. I really want the album to be good and so if it is I will look past the cover. The new Metallica art was awful but the album pretty much rocked, so there is that. Anyway, remember kids…racist and self hating collaborator karaoke is the most pathetic and least self aware karaoke and keep your metal raging and not cheesy.

Kingdoms Disdained will hit streets on December 1 through UDR Music.

 

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Typing the title The Horse And Other Weird Tales, I accidentally wrote ‘takes’ instead of ‘tales’ and laughed. The world is full of so many bad hot takes lately and thankfully Jess and the Ancient Ones‘ new record feels like it could save people from illusions while also inspiring psychedelic spiritual autonomy and rebellion. Sorely needed!

Record number three from the powerful psych band sees the group forging ahead and sounding more like they jammed out the whole record in a powerhouse ritual bonding than ever before. “(Here Comes The) Rainbow Mouth” and “Shining” cast upbeat persistent hypnosis that loosens the limbs and brings you into the expanding lotus-like world of the Ancient Ones’ sound as they explore. There is nothing as darkly unhinged and intense as “The Equinox Death Trip” but the album makes you feel amazing and will open your mind wide. It really feels like witnessing history in the re-making, in that it sounds like vintage 60’s glory but the band are well into their own mythology.

Sheer brilliance and lightning in a bottle takes abound. Actually HOT “takes”.

“Your Exploding Heads” has an amazing almost post punk intro before smoothly transitioning into a stunning opening verse section, the group fully in control of the build up that allows for the chorus to explode like the head in the title. 9 songs and 31 minutes, recorded and mixed together with their live sound engineer made for an experience not often captured by timid bands. Clutch’s records like Jam Room or the masterful Robot Hive/Exodus capture the kind of loose and yet super in the zone feel I am trying to convey, simply from that famed band playing together live and becoming psychic. This Jess and the Ancient Ones record has a similar spirit of intuition and innovation but feels more ‘in the moment’, if that makes sense.

“You And Eyes” is maybe my favorite, a chill yet confidant boogie that just feels so cool and good. The philosophical sampled spoken word segments on this album really vibe with the tunes instead of feeling gimmicky. The experimental psych jazz meets Floyd via Big Brother and the Holding Company-esque 4 and a half minute mark section of this tune will keep you flying free and easy but tuned in. There’s a warm and bluesy feel to parts of this song that is pitch perfect. Jess’ vocal performance on this tune and really the whole album feel like a huge victory. If the act never made another record the work they have done so far would already classify them as a very notable act.

“Radio Aquarius” is a song I wish the whole American public could chill out to right now, as raw and beaten up as we are lately. It makes you feel how some of the world’s problems and mysteries have remained unsolved since, say, the Vietnam War through the present day and that there is a heart of darkness always at war with the diamond awakening of consciousness expansion. “Return To Hallucinate” will make you feel hopeful and like you can hopefully keep painting your dreams for a better world through any hardships to come if we all keep faith in one another, clap and dance. There’s also a scorching fuzzy solo in that one and brilliant keys that are super addictive.

“Anyway The Minds Flow” seems to signal to outsiders to remember that while they might feel braced against the system and the world, they are also free from the constraints of conformity and just might carve their own fate. The Catcher In The Rye is evoked and hearkens to the courage to step forward into a bold decision. Time’s river flows by and you can interact as you choose, swept up in the times or making them react to you. But we all spin on the mandala. So alone or together we all are together and interconnected anyway and might as well try and make the best of it. The best part is, this album is going to be a gift that keeps on giving new delights with every listen, revealing more lessons, layers and love.

Surrendering can be hard but magical things just might happen.

Obscura “Cosmogenesis” Deluxe LP Reissue Pre-orders, baby

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:25 PM (PST)

Obscura have a Cosmogenesis vinyl reissue coming out if you would like to get lost in some insane tech death for an afternoon or several. Let’s get blazed and by the time you are chilled out from a good batch of Obscura action I will let you know if I scored a highlight clip reel of Keeping Up With The Kardashians with the music of Keep Of Kalessin to create…Keep Of Kardashian‘s first unofficial music video! Sorry, I’m wilin’ out.

This re-issue looks kick ass and should ship near the end of the month. Pre Order HERE.

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Body Count release “This Is Why We Ride” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 1:07 PM (PST)

Los Angeles-based Thrash Metal icons BODY COUNT have released a new music video for their track “This Is Why We Ride”, which is featured on the band’s 2017 full-length, Bloodlust. Fans can view the new video, which was directed by Treach (Naughty By Nature) at this location.

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The Raybeez and Warzone Tribute show at Tompkins Square Park was such a blast, a huge celebration of what makes NYHC and all the good people involved in the scene so great. Not only was it the first time I saw an old fave Shutdown in like 15 years, but of course the amazing array of guest singers who came out to pay tribute to Warzone’s Raybeez and the legacy of New York City’s roughest underground.

I can’t even begin to recap all the amazing highlights as I am just freshly home and this was the New Yorkiest of NYHC shows almost ever, so I am just gonna let it sit and post the photos and some video clips to capture a fraction of the spirit. Was nice running into Dr Know and gettin to chat, seeing my friend Brian Goss play a song, another friend from the band Vajra, see lots of people stoked on the youngest band Regulate and of course witness Fireburn’s kick ass first East Coast Set (they were seriously amazing and surpassed even my high expectations).

Kill Your Idols almost stole the whole show as their set was over the top energy and great messages, while the diverse and awesome crowd participated with serious devotion most of the entire day. The Warzone set with friends of the band filling in on vocals (including members of Madball, Sick Of It All, Killing Time, Stigmata and many many more) was one of the most inspiring and fun things I have seen on a stage in fucking years. It was a true fans friggin’ dream.

Joseph Cuz Cammarata (Black N’ Blue Productions) , Drew Stone (The New York Hardcore Chronicles/Antidote) and everyone involved made so many people feel something really powerful today and major kudos to their efforts.

I am so happy today. PMA, baby. Don’t forget the struggle.

Damn, what a kick ass day in Tompkins.

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King Parrot announce UK headliner

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM (PST)

Was listening to Locrian’s bleakly comforting “The Future Of Death” when some fresh thrashy news hit my inbox. The UK is cooler than we are in America and thus Australian rage-a-holics King Parrot can probably do a better proper headliner there. Let’s face it, a lot of Americans listen to hot garbage when not believing steaming horseshit.

“We’re excited to announce a headlining UK tour this November, in support of our new album, Ugly Produce”, states KING PARROT’s vocalist, Matt Young. The Australian thrash metal / grindcore band offered a positive update after the cancellation of their autumn European tour with Decapitated. KING PARROT will start the tour in Norwich, UK, on November 7th, shortly after the completion of their ongoing North American run with Superjoint and Devildriver.

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Silent Screams premiere “Low”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:12 PM (PST)

UK metallers Silent Screams have released their latest single “Low.”

“Low” is the first song to be released off of Silent Screams forthcoming album. The album is still untitled, but is expected to be released in early 2018 via Long Branch Records.

Silent Screams will be going on tour with In Hearts Wake & Gideon starting on October 3.

Check out the tour poster and the video for “Low” here.

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Buried Realm stream ‘The Ichor Carcinoma’ via Decibel

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:59 PM (PST)

Photo Credit – Tamara Clarke

Colorado metal musician Josh Dummer has started new metal project Buried Realm.

Josh Dummer provides all the vocals and instrumentation on The Ichor Carcinoma, save for some guest appearances by a veritable who’s who of extreme metal all stars.

The album features: Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Septicflesh), Brandon Ellis (Arsis, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannabis Corpse), Christopher Amott (Arch Enemy, Armageddon), Dean Paul Arnold (Vital Remains), Marios Iliopoulos (Nightrage), Peter Wichers (Soilwork), Ryan Strain (Recode The Subliminal), Teemu Mäntysaari (Wintersun) and Travis Montgomery (Threat Signal, Jeff Loomis band).

Says Dummer of the album:

“The Ichor Carcinoma is a technical and melodic death metal record featuring several household names among the metal community. After years of hard work, diligence and patience, I am absolutely proud to release this album and excited for everyone to listen. A big thank you to the people who support Buried Realm.”

The Ichor Carcinoma comes out September 29.

You can stream it via Decibel Magazine here.

Check out the album art and the track list for the album here.

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Every Time I Die parts ways with Daniel Davidson

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:20 PM (PST)

Every Time I Die has parted ways with drummer Daniel Davidson. Keith Buckley announced the member change last night in Portland, ME.

Currently the band is playing live with Norma Jean’s terrific Clayton Holyoak, who has commented:

“There have been a few people that have been curious as of what I’ve been up to musically lately. I Was in San Diego writing with some friends less than a week ago when I got a text. I finished the time we had writing and flew to buffalo to learn 17 songs in the 4 days I had before we left for tour. I know there’s no footage of me but I swear I’m that little rocker in the back. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and cheered me a long the way! I really don’t know how I would convince myself this was possible if it wasn’t for you. @lexilazaro @dreudamn @johnaldfinn and my amazing mother that constantly reminds me that I can do anything. It’s been a stressful past 5 days but this shit pays off! Keep following your dreams!”

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Electric Wizard release “See You In Hell” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:06 PM (PST)

The legendary Electric Wizard have exhaled a cloud of brimstone smoked darkness that has taken the shape of a new video entitled “See You In Hell.” Witchfinder/Spinefarm release their newest record befittingly titled Wizard Bloody Wizard in November, but for now you can get this sweet taste HERE.

This song starts with a bluesy dirge and sounds a bit cleaner than Time To Die (in hindsight one of their darkest records). Still, no complaints here. I mean, Jus is singing about hope being lost and other fun topics. I am def in the Electric Wizard do no musical wrong camp, in general. 7 minutes of top notch shuffling, powerful retro stuff here with major auras all around.

 

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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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