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Katla’s compelling new “Nátthagi” premieres at Metal Injection

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:58 PM (PST)

Katla is an Icelandic band featuring ex-Sólstafir drummer and visual artist Guðmundur Óli Pálmason and singer/multi-instrumentalist Einar Thorberg Guðmundsson (Fortíð, Potentiam).

From a press release:

Named in tribute to one of Iceland’s greatest active volcanos, Katla creates powerful, panoramic music where shimmering guitars, crushing melodies and atmospheric density meet dark, entrancing power. Katla‘s debut album, Móðurástin, will be released on October 27 via Prophecy Productions (Alcest, Dool).

In advance of the record’s release, Katla debuts the new song “Nátthagi” which features “dark, post-hardcore vocals from Guðmundsson”, “strong hooks” and “a unique, entrancing quality.” Hear Katla‘s “Nátthagi” at THIS location (via Metal Injection).

Wow. I LOVE this tune. Really great tempo and the melody and drums really propel it and capture attention, stirring emotions. I know Pálmason’s split with his old band was hard and they are a big group to exit, but if we have two bands now this excellent I have to say that seems like a pretty good thing for the metal scene (another example of this would be Khorada and the fucking excellent Pillorian record).

So yeah, support Katla, cuz this is really good stuff so far. 

 

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Forgotten Tomb premiere new song “We Owe You Nothing”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:34 PM (PST)

“We Owe You Nothing”, the ninth studio album from Italian black/doom metal overlords FORGOTTEN TOMB, is set to be released on October 27th in Europe and November 10th in North America via Agonia Records. What a perfect way to start an early Halloween killing spree!

The new album’s title track & first single can be heard below. It’s got a sleazy sort of big rock element and swagger that sounds almost like the grim bastards are enjoying themselves, haha. Nonetheless, after the song’s intro the track shifts into monstrously huge and heavy groove metal that almost sounds like Deathless-era Throwdown with John Tardy doing black metal vocals!  Whuuuuuuttt?!!! That sounds fucking insane on paper and it is certainly different but undeniably crushing and the guitar tones are fucking dominant and gigantic. I have never wanted to ignorantly pit start to Forgotten Tomb more than wanting to die alone in a bath tub listening to them (in a good way – my fave is still the very emotionally barren Springtime Depression), but there is a first time for everything! If you are looking for straight up black metal though, seems like that ship has more than sailed.

Much like being a long term fan of Aborym, Darkthrone or Enslaved, if you can stop demanding what this band is ‘supposed’ to be, you might just enjoy where they are at now. This is undeniably metal to the core and has some very cool passages.

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Taking a break from catching up on FearTWD and being pissed Travis seems to have died to let you know Swedish heavy metallers Portrait will release their new album, Burn The World, worldwide via Metal Blade Records today! For a preview of Burn The World, the new single, “Mine To Reap” is below. I’ve been blown away by everything I have heard from this release so far. Old school heavy metal fans are gonna pull out their hair in excitement at Per Lengstedt’s soaring cries over some classic but aggro riffing and big rhythm sounds. I wish to heck they were on the Dark Tranquility, Warbringer and Striker tour to make it an even more bad ass package.

Anyhow, give this band some support! Not every band makes $5 million a gig like Metallica and so we must nod our heads in approval and save some mead for those who fight for metal regardless of the level of personal gain (besides being awesome, of course). I swear to God, there are many days when I could swear Sweden makes the best metal bands. It is pretty hard to argue with.

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Review: Blaze Bayley and friends conquer Poughkeepsie anew

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7:59 PM (PST)

A Blaze in the Northern East

 

8/11/17 The Chance Theater Poughkeepsie NY

We’re going to start this story back at Thanksgiving Eve 2016. It’s the single biggest party night of the year, and there I was, inside the Nuddy bar and grill in The Chance Theater complex in Poughkeepsie, NY. I’d just finished up watching the Trinity (Geoff Tate, Ripper Owens and Blaze Bayley), and I was hanging out with my DJ buddy Tigman and trying to convince him to play some DOKKEN songs while I anxiously awaited the arrival of Blaze Bayley. I had just met up with the trio backstage and had poor Blaze sign about a dozen album covers for me (He was very happy to do it!). He told me then that he would be making his way over to The Nuddy and that we’d have a pint together. True to his word, he showed up and we drank some Guinness while I got to ramble on to him about how much of an inspiration he had been to me as a kid.

Now, right about now, you may be asking yourself ,”Why the fuck is this asshole beginning a show review with a story from a bar a year prior?” I’m glad you asked that question, which there is a two part answer – 1. I just like boasting that I got to have drinks with my favorite IRON MAIDEN singer. It’s seriously one of my top stories. 2. It was this night that Blaze told me that he would be coming back to the area in August, which meant 9 months of building excitement, much to the dismay of anybody who had to put up with me for long periods of time, because when I get excited about something, I can’t fucking stop talking about it. So, fast forward 9 months to August 11th, 2017, and I’m walking into The Chance a few hours before the doors officially open as I help a buddy load some amps into the place. We just finished with the last one, and I was about to walk out and I see Blaze at the door, waving at me. In my mind, I’m saying to myself “,oh yeah, play it cool Drew”, but when he extended his hand for a handshake, I immediately reverted to the Chris Farley style fanboy that I am at heart, and all I could get out was “you remember that time you released Infinite Entanglement? That was cool!”

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The new Iron Maiden comic seems pretty darn legit

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 1:17 PM (PST)

Metalsucks ran a piece on the new Iron Maiden comic expanding on their recent video game. Read it HERE. Not much to add except this seems like a pretty fun idea and we will take any excise to post about Iron Maiden around here . My favorite variant cover is above.

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David Bowie’s “Heroes” covered by Motörhead

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 9:19 PM (PST)

Rolling Stone has premiered a previously unreleased moving cover of Bowie’s classic “Heroes” as interpreted by the much missed Lemmy and his band Motörhead. It will appear on an upcoming covers record.

The accompanying video footage reminds with ease how pure and real a rock n’ roll band they were and that music can really bring us together.

I’m glad the last time I saw them on the 2012 Mayhem Fest they totally crushed it and gave Slayer and Slipknot a run for their money, showing that the old dogs still had it in, uh, spades.

RIP Lemmy/deaf forever.

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ARCH ENEMY and TRIVIUM are excited to announce plans for a co-headlining tour across North America later this Fall. Featuring support from English metalcore outfit While She Sleeps and New Jersey deathcore act Fit For An Autopsy,
the tour will kick off on October 27 in Orlando, FL and make its way across the U.S. and Canada before finishing on December 6 in Houston, TX.

Founding ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott exclaimed, “Very much looking forward to returning to North America with this tour! We are aware that it has been long overdue and we appreciate everyone’s patience while we’ve been creating our new “Will To Power” album. This run will be like a family reunion with our old friends in Trivium; together we’ll be crushing city after city with the power of Heavy Metal! Good times ahead, don’t miss the fun!”

TRIVIUM further stated, “We’ve been joining forces with Arch Enemy for over a decade now.  From Ozzfest 2005,  through arenas across the U.K.,  Europe,  and Australia on The Black Crusade.  This next chapter is going to be one for the ages:  Trivium,  Arch Enemy, While She Sleeps, and Fit for an Autopsy!!  DO NOT MISS THIS!!”Tour dates can be found listed below or in the above admat. General admission tickets will go on-sale to the public on Friday, August 4 at 10:00 a.m. local time.  Watch a trailer video for the tour at http://smarturl.it/AE-TourTrailer.

ARCH ENEMY & TRIVIUM NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2017
(featuring support from While She Sleeps & Fit For An Autopsy)
10/27    Orlando, FL – House of Blues
10/28    Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/29    Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/31    Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
11/1    Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theater
11/3    New York, NY – Playstation Theater
11/4    Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/5    Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11/7    Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
11/8    Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/10    Sioux City, IA – Anthem At Hard Rock
11/11    Kansas City, MO – The Truman
11/12    Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11/14    Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
11/15    Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/17    Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/18    Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/20    Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
11/21    Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/23    Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater
11/24    Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
11/25    Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/27    Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/28    San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/29    Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12/1    Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater
12/2    Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
12/4    Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
12/5    San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
12/6    Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

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Nice recap of Book Of Souls Tour at Metal Insider

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:28 AM (PST)

Metal Insider published a nice recap of the importance of Maiden‘s recent The Book Of Souls Tour in the long and short run a few days ago. Check it out below.

The chapter ends on Iron Maiden’s ‘Book Of Souls’ tour

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Vattnet to release self titled album Sept 15, premiere video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 3:18 PM (PST)

Photo by J. Singleton

New Hampshire’s Vattnet (formerly Vattnet Viskar) have announced a September 15th release date for their upcoming self-titled album on New Damage Records. The band’s sound has changed drastically along with the shortened name, though it is still quality music. Time will tell if this shift works and the band retains old fans or simply grows into a new era completely. It probably isn’t a bad idea to do the self-titled sort of re-branding now so they don’t become more firmly established first and then have a self titled Motley Crue type backlash. The band were at a cross-roads after their former frontman left, so this is the perfect time to sort of start semi-fresh, if ever.

Vattnett is now available for pre-order.

Digital: http://smarturl.it/vattnet

Physical: http://bit.ly/Vattnet

A music video for a track titled “Spun” is premiering today on Revolver HERE.

Frontman Casey Aylward tells Revolver, “Spun was the last song I wrote for the record and also the last song we recorded and put together. Conceptually it’s about being uncomfortable and very unhappy in your situation at the time, feeling helpless, feeling like it won’t ever end.” He adds, “The video touches on this theme by using the idea of searching for light within a world of darkness. While some choose to accept or live within the blackness, others try to find or create a light to see their way out. Definitely a song that poured out of me, as if I needed it exorcised from me. When it was done I knew it had to be the first song on the record. I feel like it perfectly introduces what you can expect to hear from the rest of the record, albeit it on a pretty dark note.”

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Mudvayne at one point were near the very pinnacle of the heavy music world and that was in large part due to the impact of their November, 2002 studio release The End of All Things to Come. While L.D. 50 was raw and full of youthful freakery, the sophomore record found the band refining their attack and really bringing the playing and vocals to a fully realized place with arrangements, hooks and screams that were next level. The songs held up live as well. I am really stoked I got to see them play Ozzfest along with Sabbath and Maiden one year and still remember everyone yelling along and throwing rather dangerous mud projectiles in the crowd.

Now for the 15th Anniversary (damn I feel old that I am already writing about Nu Metal anniversaries), SRC has two vinyl options on this rager for the very first time.

180 Gram clear with black smoke (LTD 500 copies)

180 Gram Red Vinyl (LTD 1000 copies)

Housed in a matte gatefold jacket with Spot-UV

11 x 22 dull text insert

Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Stan Ricker

More info: https://www.srcvinyl.com/mudvayne-the-end-of-all-things-to-come-2xlp.html

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Portrait  from Sweden release a new record on August 25th, a (cough) fiery set of songs entitled Burn The World. It seems a fitting title for the direction humankind is headed lately from war to global warming to constant political unrest.

Soaring 80’s-esque vocals recalling Queensryche, Priest and Mercyful Fate style wailing pair with a charged up mid tempo arrangement fans of a classic sound and good songwriting will be enthused about. This song really rips.

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Apex is choosing to accept your fate and make the best of it! – Brittney

Don’t be mistaken, the title of this article is not implying that Apex from Canada’s much raved about Unleash The Archers is a failure by any means, rather that it proves they have so much to give that they can climb the metal stairway to heaven immeasurably from here. Apex is already an album of the year contender to a few of my friends I have spoken with.

Formed in 2007, the power metal and thrash hybrid band eschew boring classifications and instead just boldly mold themselves into their own metal unit, a true heavy metal band like Judas Priest, Sister Sin, King Diamond, Accept, Huntress, Valient Thorr, Ross The Boss Band, Tower, The Agonist or any real deal blue blooded defenders of the faith out there.

Let’s catch up with vocalist Brittney, who I personally always say has some of the best pipes in the game these days, and get the scoop on the new album Apex.

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NY In 64 release “50 Lbs. of Ash” playthrough over at GearGods

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 3:35 PM (PST)

New Jersey instrumentalists NY In 64 have released a playthrough for their song “50 Lbs. of Ash” over at GearGods.

The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled debut sees New Jersey-based instrumental outfit NY In 64 – the band formed by members of 1990s screamo act You And I and prog metal troupe East Of The Wall – pushing their sonic template to new heights, realizing an even more refined and uniquely inspired style of instrumental hardcore aggression on The Gentle Indifference Of The Night.

The guitars and bass for The Gentle Indifference Of The Night were recorded by Chris Alfano at Volume Fact, the drums and additional guitars recorded by John Ferrara at Portrait Recording Studios. The record was mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep Audio, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, and its layout completed with photography by Justin Hock and layout by the band and Brent Eyestone.

NY In 64 will release additional videos from The Gentle Indifference Of The Night and announce new regional tour dates in the coming weeks.

Head over to GearGods to watch the “50 Lbs. Of Ash” playthrough.

You can check out the video for “Couldn’t Be Saved” here.

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Serpent Lord (Greece) reveal their “Blood Offering”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 9:59 AM (PST)

Greek heavy metallers Serpent Lord have revealed another new song called “Blood Offering”. It has an especially cool bridge with climbing and yes, serpentine guitars before the bold vocals return. Another strong song from a band which obviously bleeds for metal.

The recordings were done at Infected Studios in 2017, mixed and mastered by George Infected.

“I fear the future and the future is me”. – Serpent Lord

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Body Count release gory and funny video for “Here I Go Again”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:32 AM (PST)

Body Count have a new video, perhaps their goriest ever. “Here I Go Again” will likely offend many but I for one found it to be hysterical and entertaining. Obviously Ice-T chopping up grandmas is way over the top and not meant to be taken seriously. The slow creepy voice narration from homie is also a lot of fun. You can see Ice hamming it up being both overly menacing and also making freaked out faces throughout as things get bloodier and bloodier.

In addition to the new video for “Here I Go Again”, BODY COUNT will be making their long awaited return to the stage in North America next month. The band will play their first show in the states since releasing Bloodlust on July 15th at the Chicago Open Air festival taking place at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL.

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