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Like Rats stream ‘Death Monolith’ ahead of April 10th Release

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 9:54 AM (PST)

Chicago’s LIKE RATS are streaming their caustic latest rager HERE. Death Monolith is out April 10th via Hibernation Release. The title seems pretty timely with a raging pandemic, Bernie dropping out while Biden dodges commenting on rape allegations but has time to talk about how he loves Fig fucking Newtons and the Trump shitshow continues apace. Oof. Brutal times and not in a good “brootal” way.

Anyway, “Ashen Rain” is pretty fantastic and helping keep me from licking the absolute bottom floorboard of depression right now, so there’s that. Great material and glad this band is releasing new and meaningful art.

LIKE RATS comments, Death Monolith is an attempt to combine the lowly, violent aspects of our primitive nature with the horror and awe that we feel when confronted not just with death, but with our place in the cosmos.”

Death Monolith explores themes of obsession, love, loss, depression, and sociological commentary on the human condition. Vocalist Dan Polak comments on the lyrical themes in the album, “Underneath, or rather looming above in the heavens, is the connective theme of our awareness of the fragility of this existence and that we are very small on a cosmic scale.”

Track listing:
1. World Devourer
2. Ashen Rain
3. Foul Wind
4. Death Monolith
5. The Omega Equation
6. Crimson Cosmos
7. Contagion
8. Land of Gloom

Recorded and engineered by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording in February/March 2019
Album artwork by John Regan / Hand of Doom.

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Dying Fetus share new MilkBoy Session mini-documentary

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:46 PM (PST)

 

Dying Fetus are one of the true legacy acts in the Relapse stable still slamming out brutal death metal with no impulses towards making it more palatable for squares, obviously. It just isn’t what they do. They are too busy “Reveling In The Abyss” of pure evil.

A mini-doc was recently filmed at MilkBoy Studios in Philadelphia, PA in 2017 upon the release of Wrong One To Fuck With, the band chronicled the re-recording of their classic track “One Shot, One Kill” with Swedish Producer/Engineer Mattias Nillson. The video, featuring interviews, a new “One Shot, One Kill” performance, and behind-the-scenes footage, can be seen below. It is pretty damn cool and insightful for fans.

Regarding the re-recording of “One Shot, One Kill”; Bassist/Vocalist Sean Beasley comments:
“I’m excited to hear and put my vocals on there and hear Trey belt it out. It was our first video song basically, we recorded it at the old Masquerade in Atlanta. Mike [Kimball] was our old guitarist, he was new in the band then and it was different where we didn’t use straight up raw amps for the first time. We used a racked mount mix and it was a new thing for us at the time.”

band photo: Scott Kincade

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Spewing from the mouth of Hell: New videos to peruse

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:21 AM (PST)

Northtale

Hey everyone. Sending so much solidarity, love and blazing horns to anyone scared or discouraged during the current viral pandemic. I am quarantined and sipping what I hope is not the last peach-nectarine RedBull on the planet and wanted to lift your spirits with some metal videos you may not have seen yet!

Last year, Swedish-American power metal supergroup NORTHTALE played two concerts in Japan as part of the Evoken Fest. Today, they release a new live video for ‘Time To Rise’, that you can watch below. We of course hope you are not seeing any big live shows like this at this current time due to the virus. Fuck that band The Stereophonics who were willfully reckless about it in the UK. Asshats.

Anyway, here is some power metal fix for ya! The fist pump/solo part is awesome. I hope no one on Earth takes for granted the luxury of celebrating together in a crowd ever again and supports rock and metal when it can return to live stages safely!

The band comments: “We hope everyone is staying safe during these crazy times! Since we know you’re gonna be at home and we can’t really play live for the foreseeable future, how about we show you a little bit of what our Japan tour was like? Thanks to director Jason McNamara who shot and edited this (not to mention hanging and driving us around) over the 2 nights we performed in Tokyo at Evoken Metal Fest last September! And finally, thanks to Yama Darkblaze for bring us to Japan, Ryo and our label King Records, Makoto Suzuki at ESP Guitars, as well as KORG and Pearl Drums for all the support!”

Next up is Belgian band Solitude Within who charm with a well executed new song called “Astray” (above). The band’s energy picks up as the song goes on and the sort of just above mid tempo metallic surge of most of it serves the rising feeling and various elements well for a satisfying release. I also had to include this band because of their name going along well with the idea of staying home during Covid-19. I am sure that is probably not what they ever thought the band name was about but I am repurposing it here to remind you all to be safe, my friends!

I enjoyed Emmelie Arents voice and particularly liked the drummer who I believe if Facebook is correct is named Hans Sarazyn. He reminds me of Mike Bordin a little but that is probably mostly hairstyle similarities.

“The song “Astray” is about being lost in an overwhelming world, being caught in lies and broken things. It’s about loss, defeat, losing your mind. But it’s also about hope. Hope that someone will be there to guide you home” – Solitude Within

We have to have hope together in these times. Good message! Cool band!

Last up we have some new Deranged. The video is the heaviest featured today and has some slaughterhouse imagery and a very dark general vibe paired with excellent death riffs and hoarse vocals. If you like this style you will come away feeling on edge and adrenalized in a scowling haze of world darkness energy. I guess that is not so uplifting but hey we all need to vent our anger right now as well somewhere. Stay strong, everyone!

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Arcaine release “Toxic Mankind” video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 4:21 PM (PST)

Switzerland death metallers Arcaine released a video for their song “Toxic Mankind” earlier this week.

“Toxic Mankind” comes off the band’s debut album As Life Decays which was released on February 14.  The video for “Toxic Mankind” was shot and produced by Oliver König/Pavement Graphics.

Check out the video for “Toxic Mankind” here.

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Funeral Leech streaming new track “Statues” now

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 3:41 PM (PST)

New York City death/doom metallers Funeral Leech are preparing to release their debut full-length album Death Meditation on April 17 via Carbonized Records.

Death Meditation spews forty-five soul-crushing minutes of death/doom darkness mired in contemplation of our mortal fragility. Recorded and mixed at Chapel Black Studios in Brooklyn, New York by Travis Bacon (White Widows Pact, Black Anvil, Hogwasche) and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Tomb Mold), through the putrid resonance of Death Meditation, Funeral Leech believes that death is a new beginning!

Check out the first track released off the album, “Statues” over at Carbonized Records Bandcamp.

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Nekroi Theoi release video for “Simony of Hollow Christs”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:30 AM (PST)

Florida death dealers Nekroi Theoi released Dead Gods, one of the most individual visions in current death metal/core cross pollination , in 2019. It took some cool chances and established the band as real up and coming true believers to watch. Now you can see a new video from the group for the intense and issue focused “Simony of Hollow Christs”.

Of the track, vocalist, JJ Polacheck commented:

“Simony of Hollow Christs is, like much of Dead Gods a deeply personal take on a widespread issue. Growing up as a pastor’s kid, deeply embedded within the western protestant church in all its denominations, I witnessed firsthand the many doubleminded pathologies of the leadership and infrastructure. Great efforts were taken to give reverence to the scripture, while many people beneath the leadership were exploited. This came to a head when my father spoke out against a Baptist youth leader in training who was preying on a young girl in my youth group, and my father was promptly fired and the issue swept under the rug while the predator remained in the church.

“This would be my first moment of disillusionment with Christianity, and it left a great mark on my psyche. I learned that even in what I perceived to be the purest of institutions, there is a focus on optics over ethics. This is not the exception, this is the functional norm. Simony of Hollow Christs is a naked and honest appraisal of this from the perspective of a True Believer, rationalizing any and all horrors for the sake of following scripture as closely as possible. This mentality is real, and vastly pervasive throughout the entirety of Christian culture. Yes, even your modern, tech savvy church with a coffee shop.”

Upcoming NEKROÍ THEOÍ dates:
3/19 New Port Richey, FL @ The Verona
3/20 Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda
3/21 Orlando, FL @ Henao Contemporary Center
3/22 Tampa, FL @ American Legion

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[Photo by Dana Willax]

Washington deathcore metallers Enterprise Earth are currently on tour in Europe with Rings of Saturn, Traitors, and Brand of Sacrifice. That tour will wrap up later next month. The next day the band will be kicking off their North American tour with Thy Art Is Murder, Fit For An Autopsy, Aversions Crown, and Une Misere in Baltimore, MD.

Different legs of this tour will also include Extinction A.D. and Graveview.

Check out tour dates and posters here.

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Aborted announce EP ‘La Grande Mascarade’

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:07 AM (PST)

Belgian death metal institution Aborted are back in 2020 with an Ep called La Grande Mascarade, three tracks of rebellious evil out April 17th. The EP will feature studio recordings of “Gloom and the Art of Tribulation”, “Serpent of Depravity”, and “Funereal Malediction”.

“Not only do we have this ultimate badass tour with Napalm Death, but since 2020 marks 25 years of us making noise, we figured we should take advantage of that fact and serve you guys up some tasty treats in the form of the EP ‘La Grande Mascarade’! If you want to hear us go beyond the limits of what we have done so far, stay tuned for the first single soon! Our US pre-order featuring the import digipak is already up at Indiemerch (https://www.indiemerch.com/aborted/item/82903) and limited to only 200 units! For the Europeans out there; Impericon will have the same pre-order in a few days,” states the band about the forthcoming release.

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Head to Metal Injection RIGHT HERE for a monster song premiere from death doomers Temple Of Void‘s new album The World That Was (Pre order here). This song had me raging and venting some major frustration at the shit show of the modern world today. “Casket Of Shame” is a fucking total beast fucker, just relentless and featuring monumental and emotional performances from the Detroit based band. Wow, this shit really almost sent me through my window out into my front yard headbanging. If you haven’t heard them they are shockingly next level good.

The song has a little bit of style variance for several sub-genre fans. It’s just amazing. Some true death and ominous, earth shattering doom with atmospheric emotional elements and a little slightly tuney guitar dueling here that sounds unhinged and great. Also some sick scrapes that would give Crowbar fans chills. This shit just fully rules in no uncertain terms!

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Krvsade streaming new EP ‘Judgement Day’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:54 AM (PST)

Charlotte, NC death thrashers Krvsade are streaming their new EP Judgement Day, which comes out on January 31!

Head over to Ghost Cult Mag to stream it now!

Krvsade has come a long way from their 2017 debut EP Militum Infernum and they are excited to show off this stark contrast to the previous material to fans. Comparing the new release to their previous one, vocalist/guitarist Andre Evans says:

“This EP is definitely a change compared to ‘Militum Infernum’. Whereas Militum was more raw and pure in your face, ‘Judgement Day’ has some twists and turns. The playing is better and I think fans will appreciate a band that’s firing on all cylinders and not holding anything back. It’s a good example of the rebirth of this band. Our sound evolving from the rawness it previously was. More mature and progressive. It’s a fun ride from start to finish.” 

For fans of old school Sepultura, Death, Morbid Angel, Vader, Slayer, Kreator

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Symbolik prepare to release new album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 1:04 PM (PST)

California tech-death metallers Symbolik, who have recently signed to The Artisan Era, are preparing to release their latest album Emergence on April 10.

The Stockton, California-based project has been active since 2009, making a significant splash in the scene with their highly-praised 2011 effort, Pathogenesis.

Emergence is strongly recommended for fans of groups such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Inferi, and Alterbeast.

Check out a teaser for the album as well as a comment from the band here.

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Sutrah release “Lethe” over at Invisible Oranges

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 12:07 PM (PST)

Montreal death metallers Sutrah have released their latest track “Lethe” over at Invisible Oranges.

“Lethe” comes off the band’s upcoming EP Aletheia due out on March 13 via The Artisan Era. Sutrah features members of Benighted, Chthe’ilist, Basalte, and Serocs.

Check out “Lethe” here.

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God Dethroned release sinister new “Spirit of Beelzebub” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 11:23 AM (PST)

Dark practitioners of evil God Dethroned have released a tremendously strong new video for “Spirt Of Beelzebub” from Feb. 7th pending Metal Blade release Illuminati. If the rest of the record is as sick as this track we are in for one fucking ripper of an album. It is actually the second single, I guess. I have yet to hear the first one, but this video is second part of three interconnected short movies. I have to say I was pretty immersed regardless and it can also stand alone. Anthemic tune with many memorable frighteningly fast and ominous mid tempo demonic parts plus the chanted vocals sections will really haunt the mind afterwards. As for the gutturals, Henri Sattler sounds quite fittingly possessed.

I have a feeling this is going to be a really important release for 2020.

God Dethroned comments: “‘Spirit of Beelzebub’ is the second single and video from the ‘Illuminati’ album. This song will appeal to our fans who like the faster and more aggressive tunes of God Dethroned. The video is actually the prequel to ‘Illuminati’ and definitely worth checking out!”

Illuminati release shows
w/ Dawn Of Disease & Aesmah
Feb. 7 – Lingen (Germany) – Alter Schlachthof
Feb. 8 – Hoogeveen (The Netherlands) – Het Podium + Sisters Of Suffocation
Feb. 9 – Rotterdam (The Netherlands) – Baroeg

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Nile to tour Australia, New Zealand with Ingested along for the ride

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:07 AM (PST)

If you are like me, after you gaze into the mouth of the abyss and slam your brains out, you like to follow it up with a cool glass of water before bowing down to ancient Egyptian serpent demonic overlords in Vile Nilotic Rites or whatnot. If so, you are gonna be so chuffed about Nile touring with Ingested!

The death metal legends bring the UK Slammers to Australia and New Zealand,

4/22 Perth, AU @ Badlands
4/23 Canberra, AU @ The Basement
4/24 Sydney, AU @ Crowbar
4/25 Brisbane, AU @ Woolly Mammoth
4/26 Melbourne, AU @ Max Watts
4/28 Wellington, NZ @ San Fran
4/29 Auckland, NZ @ Galatos

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Shadow Frost Music + Arts Festival announces stacked lineup

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM (PST)

Maryland’s Shadow Frost Music & Arts Festival have announced their lineup.

The festival, which will take place on February 21 and 22 will feature Vastum, including a set from their guitarist Leila Abdul-Rauf. The lineup also includes Deceased, Barishi, Magic Circle, Doomstress, Alms, Darsombra, Fell Ruin, and Eastern Shore, and Yatra.

“There is so much great music being created that totally flies under the radar in the music scene, even among people who seem to know a lot about music trends,” said Shadow Frost producer M A Spiro. “I am not trying to host bands that you can see at a lot of other festivals, but I want to showcase a few of the best that that underground music has to offer. That has been my philosophy with every event I have done, and I don’t plan to change that.”

Check out the full lineup and a YouTube playlist here.

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