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Friday Feral Feast: Gridfailure, Extremity, Yob

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:03 PM (PST)

Extremity photo by photo by Aloysius V. Cummings

 

Happy Friday. Well, as happy as it can be when journalists were just murdered and where a very likely criminal President under investigation should ABSOLUTELY not be allowed to appoint a new SCOTUS judge. Free bird, give the bird and free freedom fries for everyone except fascists, yo. Here’s the low down on the dirge and the binge and the purge you all need before the real Purge gives you the urge to flee to Canada.

20 Buck Spin is preparing to release Extremity‘s full length debut, one of my favorite bands in metal right now big time. The West Coast death metal band features veterans from fucking Vastum, Ludicra, Agalloch, Repulsion, Cretin, hello!??! What else do you need to know?! God, I miss Ludicra.

Anyway, Extremity made our year end list with the Extremely Fucking Dead mini-release and aren’t slowing down.A new song is out called “Like Father Like Son”. Coffin Birth comes out in July and today vocalist/bassists/guitarists Shelby Lermo dishes on the new single, “Coffin Birth was my fourth time recording with Greg at Earhammer Studios in the last three years, and fourth or fifth time for Aesop as well. That level of familiarity with an engineer really allows for a free exchange of ideas, and a chance to get a little weirder with things. ‘Like Father Like Son’ is the seventh of eight songs on the album and serves as a closing chapter in a story about death, family, immortality, and fate.”

Stream “Like Father, Like Son” at No Clean Singing RIGHT HERE.

20 Buck Spin will issue Coffin Birth on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats July 20th; find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp where total crusher  “Grave Mistake” is also streaming HERE.

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Our homeboy Gridfailure has announced some Summer live activity. Dave Brenner’s creative garden of noise spawn will seep forth to conquer very unsuspecting hipsters skulls in August (well, they are playing Lucky 13 and everyone there is actually pretty much a down as fuck metalhead in my experience lol).

Massive brain melters Yob have announced Fall European tour dates with Wiegedood. Dates are BELOW. Yob yobviously friggin’ rules.
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Wednesday Warrior Wind Up: Khemmis, Sorxe , Hideous Divinity

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 8:51 PM (PST)

Hey everyone. Can’t believe Trump’s disgusting family separation policy is not causing the full blown meltdown of society. I can’t believe I am even writing about metal right now but I figured I will use the platform to put positivity out there and remind us all to stay strong and committed to keeping the world alive where music and togetherness can defeat evil. Even Andrea Pitzer who wrote One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps agrees that these are exactly that.

Anyhow, here are some highlights for Wednesday of some heavy metal happenings to help soundtrack the grinding of our collective teeth.

The new Khemmis is out this week! June 22nd sees the highly anticipated release of Desolation via mighty 20 Buck Spin. I find it very easy to lose myself in the band’s large and melodic metal-scapes, bold, medieval and classic. Yet they somehow also convey their currency as a vital band of this moment as well, determined to bridge the old way into shaping metal’s forward future trudge.

Anyway, I love this band and “Bloodletting” fuckin’ rips to me. Much like Pallbearer, all their stuff sounds so rad I could never feel the need to really super argue particulars of the merits of newer albums production versus older. I think both those bands are a great example of groups who have so much feel in their work that whatever production approach they settle on it still moves mountains of souls across oceans. Seriously though, “Bloodletting” fucking rocks so hard. Highly recommend the new stuff. They have a solid identity and I trust this band to keep a consistent quality level in whatever they do.

HIDEOUS DIVINITY have announced that they will be embarking on an extensive tour of Canada this Summer. The tour, which runs from July 19 – August 5 and sees the group performing in North America for the first time, will cover a massive portion of Canada and is in continuing support of their 2017 record Adveniens.

Depths of Hatred and Vultures will round out the lineup.

Dates HERE. 

Physical order bundles of Adveniens are available HERE and digital order bundles HERE. The drumming is fucking nuts and so are the unrelenting arrangements. Wish I’d heard this album sooner.

Experimental sludge/post metal crew SORXE have confirmed they’ll hit the road next month headlining the “Death Of Summer” tour!

“Sorxe is extremely excited to hit the road at the end of August! We are coming to a select few cities in support of our debut release on Prosthetic Records – Matter & Void. We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones” states the band on the upcoming tour.

Watch the first ever SORXE music video for “Hypnotizer” off their sophomore studio album, Matter & Void.

Matter & Void is out now on Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded, mixed and co-produced by Matt Bayles (Russian Circles, Botch, Isis) and is available in the following formats: CD, limited edition violet and black swirl LP and all digital outlets.

Catch SORXE live on the “Death Of Summer” tour dates below.

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Khemmis share “Isolation” video, announce new album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:18 PM (PST)

Denver metal/doom quartet KHEMMIS has issued the details and lead single for their anxiously-anticipated third album, Desolation. Confirmed for late June release, Desolation will see release in North America once again through 20 Buck Spin, as with their prior two LPs, and is the first album from the band to see release for the rest of the planet through Nuclear Blast.

The cover artwork for Desolation by Sam Turner (Black Breath, 3 Inches Of Blood, In The Company Of Serpents), the track listing, and more on the album has been issued alongside its first single, “Isolation,” delivered through an epic video directed by Italo Ganni.

See KHEMMIS’s “Isolation” video now at THIS LOCATION.

20 Buck Spin’s 100th release, Desolation will see release on CD, digital, and LP – with a foil-stamped jacket and 8″ inch lyric booklet – on June 22nd. Find North American preorders through 20 Buck Spin’s webshop HERE, Bandcamp HERE, and iTunes HERE. Internationally find the album through Nuclear Blast.
Desolation is an album that fans of Paradise Lost, Candlemass, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Spirit Adrift, Pallbearer, Yob, Warning, Atlantean Kodex, High On Fire, Metallica, and Corrosion Of Conformity should not miss.
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It is so awesome to see Spirit Adrift growing from Nate Garrett sort of being nervous to embrace showing people his most personal songs to a full fledged act that has taken the metal world by storm. Super inspiring to see a band who really deserves it make waves and knock out two killer melodic doom/heavy metal records in relatively quick order.

The Curse Of Conception took the initial grandeur to more 80’s metallic influenced highs and lows, the band’s confidence seemingly rising with no loss of quality. “Spectral Savior” is my total jam and I suggest you all go blast it after reading about this new headlining tour the band are embarking on! So yeah, I love this band. Nate was even chill enough to add some lead guitar to a song on a recent solo record of mine. Super nice dude.

The newly-confirmed headlining tour will begin July 25th in Saint Louis and will see SPIRIT ADRIFT heading across the country to play at this year’s Migration Festival in Pittsburgh, alongside Zombi, Mournful Congregation, Pelican, Bongripper, Krallice, Deadbird, Khemmis, The Ominous Circle, and many others. From there, SPIRIT ADRIFT heads into the Northeastern US and Canada, then heads westward to perform at Psych Las Vegas with Danzig, The Hellacopters, Witchcraft, Godflesh, Sunn O))), Enslaved, High On Fire, Eyehategod, and countless more, before playing the final show of the tour in San Diego on August 21st.

Tour dates BELOW.

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Khemmis added to Decibel Magazine Tour, 3rd LP in 2018

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 2:26 PM (PST)

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Denver’s KHEMMIS have already ensured that future bards will sing their praises and adventures far into the future due to the excellence of sophomore record Hunted alone. They blend the perfect amount of epic doom, harmonized guitar, melodic and grim vocals and attention to tone into a potent and heady battle brew.

Now the band has been confirmed to take place in the Seventh Annual Decibel Magazine Tour, set to run through North America from February 15th through March 10th. This is not out of left field, since Decibel gushed about Hunted as the magazine’s pick for album of the year of 2016 (no easy feat).

Issues the band, “We’re honored to be part of the 2018 Decibel Tour alongside Wolves In The Throne Room, Myrkur, and the legendary Enslaved. We look forward to playing in a number of new cities, particularly throughout Canada, as well as returning to a number of areas we know and love. We might even include a new song from our upcoming album — the only way to know is to be there!”

Tour dates BELOW.

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Portland death metallers Witch Vomit are streaming “Accursed Temple of the Great Deceiver” over at CVLTNation.

“Accursed Temple of the Greater Deceiver” comes off the band’s forthcoming album Poisoned Blood which is due out June 30 via 20 Buck Spin.

You can check out another new Witch Vomit track, “Doomed In The Realm of the Dead” here.

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Weapönizer and 20 Buck Spin are “Hellbound” together

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3:08 PM (PST)

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Weapönizer from Colorado play a scuzzled meld of rock infused war thrash and Venomic proto black metal, sharpened to a fine point before it is plunged into your ear. Now the band have released a red-hot new single “Hellbound” featuring some of their saltiest playing yet. 20 Buck Spin (Auroch, Vastum, Extremity) has signed the band up for a late-June release of their second LP, Lawless Age and we are looking forward to scarfing the whole cannoli of hate when it is time. If you are like us and want to embrace the snarling abyss, pre-order this fuck feast HERE now for a likely completely coincidental $6.66.  

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Album Review: Auroch – “From Forgotten Worlds”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 1:18 PM (PST)

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Vancouver’s Auroch have a winner in 20 Buck Spin first time on vinyl release From Forgotten Worlds. Death metal as Hell itself, the very conception of this record seems like it must’ve existed in a Platonically ideal metal mode. Dark and legit like a modern take at the early recording quality of Carcass thrown into a blender of the shatteringly insistent type of drum persistence that made Kataklysm and Cryptopsy fellow Canadian sensations, this album is dirty and possessed. It is awesome more people will get to discover this batch of songs thanks to the vinyl release.

“From Forgotten Worlds”, the incinerating title track, is a rewarding barrage of kick drum attack, shredded old school growls and carpal tunnel inducing fretwork that is as techy as the mostly more old school leaning band gets. The riff 3:50 into “Slaves To A Flame Undying” packs enough metal to fill the average person’s lifetime quota before an even heavier slow bridge drops us into the blissful depths further.
But the most powerful song of all might be the very no fucks given and 3:15 no joking around, to the point blitzkrieg of “Tundra Moon”, a near masterpiece of raw attack that is as brittle as a blizzard scoring your face (complete with a very Morbid Angel friendly raging guitar solo). “Fleshless Ascension (Paths Of Dawn)” even has a few dissonant riffs that could fit on the slower sections of an early Goatwhore record.

This eight song monster (order HERE) is as satisfying of a death metal on vinyl deal yet to hit the market this year. There is an unstoppable energy coursing through this release to more than hold you over until the new Gorguts. Bad ass stuff.

Album Review: Vastum – “Hole Below”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 9:48 PM (PST)

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Hole Below by Vastum (purchase HERE) is one of the most genre affirming death metal records of 2015, an ugly, relentless beast that makes you feel uncomfortable but has a presence- let alone riffs-so heavy you will be throwing your whole back into full body headbangs before you know it.

The West Coast band have yet to make a bad record, mining a certain old school territory but with a darkness all their own. More in the true crime then devil worship vein, the band come off like Grave disciples who just wanted to go a lot grimier. There is no technical wizardry here or studio fakery for the Rings of Saturn types to pee over, rather just true, relentless death metal with evil as hell sounding Morbid Angel esque solos (in very limited doses) . Oh, and a BIG tendency towards the slower-mid tempo inescapable marching style of DM. “In Sickness And In Death” is a standout example here, the band capturing the attention fully with 4:59 of pure murder before the even uglier “Intrusions” opening riff smashes down like a nightmare.

The effected vocals and emphasis on function over form is awesome. Like Autopsy since their blessed return the band just seem intent on cranking out quality releases. The production could be more hi-fi to some listeners most likely, but I personally feel like Vastum strike the perfect balance with their sound a little more dirty and underground than many bands. It adds to the sort of “true crime” feels big time. Death Metal doesn’t need to be clean and squeaky and pitch perfect. The best truly heavy stuff I have heard in recent years like Vastum or, for example, the much weirder Orbweaver, are more worried about having cool tones and making you feel unhinged mentally than if the song might someday get played on the radio.

Manny-O-War at Nine Circles has a great review of the lyrical bent of the band that I’ll link you to here, for first time Vastum listeners or anyone interested in reading more.

I should also mention that the band features the super talented  Leila Abdul-Rauf from Hammers of Misfortune, forgoing that bands crazy prog metal for true death here but with the same level of commitment to quality. If you pick up just one death metal record this year, well…you are probably lame. Pick up at least seven! But for real, this Vastum record, Castrator or Morgoth’s kick ass Ungod are all albums you don’t want to pass up owning before the year is out. In my always so humble opinion.

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Especially when it is slower music, there has to be a feel there. You can’t
fake it. There’s just not enough notes in there to trick anybody otherwise. –
Mike Scheidt

Yob are heading out on a headliner with Black Cobra in tow as main support but with possibly the sickest batch of city to city support acts…ever?

It was a thrill to talk again with Mike Scheidt for the second time since writing for this site and recap their recent tour with Enslaved/Ecstatic Vision, why it is cooler when bands develop a unique sound and more.

Check out this chat with one of the best sonic artisans in Metal or music in general BELOW.

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Yob announce tour dates with Black Cobra

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:10 PM (PST)

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West Coast’s Yob are erupting to cover the States in their noisy glory again, a most welcome smog. High powered duo Black Cobra open and you’ll be hard pressed to find a similar tour with as few band members making such a monumental racket.

Dates BELOW.

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Mournful Congregation post Martyrdoom Footage!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, July 4, 2014 at 10:52 AM (PST)

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This is a fuckin’ unexpected treat for my weekend!

From the Mournful Congregation Official Facebook:

Full footage of our second and final performance at this year’s Martyrdoom Fest in NYC.
Thanks to Vinny and the Signature Riff crew for making this possible, along with everyone who came out to our shows!

Next stop is Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen before returning to our desolate shores.

I can’t believe this. I’m thrilled. Was so bummed I wasn’t there but this is next best thing. Click HERE for the footage and keepi it on and on…doom on through the Golden fireworks Dawn.

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Ok, here’s another great Australian band to talk about hot on the heels of my review of Cauldron Black Ram’s latest. Concrescence Of The Sophia from Mournful Congregation may be a stop gap of sorts between full lengths, but there is still nearly a full half our of weight of the world bearing top notch doom here to feast hungry hearts upon. The June 2014 starts off with a bang, kind of reminding me of how Nuerosis wasted no time stating their intent with the charge of Given To The Rising‘s opening title track back in ‘o7. This Mournful Congregation two song release opens without the same sense of aggro assault as the aforementioned Nuerosis cut, but is similar in that from the gate you are dropped right into the murk of guitar (though in fairness it takes a few measures for the drums to lurch in).

Concrescence Of The Sophia is sure to please current fans of the band and 20 Buck Spin‘s gold and splatter vinyl looks downright gorgeous. This two song affair is nonetheless a voyage through longing, uncertainty and yes, mourning. It truly sounds like a funureal rite at times as Damon Good’s leads the band through scorched earth movements at a beyond ponderous pace that is perfect for maximum soul ache. The pained guitars and occasional soaring high note stretched out to peak sustain adds to the epic feel of deep contemplation and at times, helplessness.

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Album Review: Cauldron Black Ram – Stalagmire

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 3:51 PM (PST)

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When you hear “A Litany of Sailor’s Sins”, it’s as if power-hungry oars are beating down on your heads, slow, moving water aside to crush down on you with guitar soaked fury. as a vocal death growl welcomes you home.

Cauldron Black Ram are a long running outfit from Southern Australia who defy expectations of what a pirate metal band ought to sound like. Press play on their track “A Litany Of Sailor’s Sins” and you are not going to hear anything along the lines of an Alestorm or Tankard. There is no sea chanty feel or fun loving swashbuckling going on here, just balls to the wall death metal. This band is much more like barnacles on an undead skeleton pirate ship’s hull than a fancy hat and brand new cutlass. They don’t make me think of parrots. Let’s face it, the most metal thing in those Jack Sparrow films was definitely the doomed undead, anyway.

Stalagmite is an awesome album and the only reason it isn’t rated higher here is really a production thing. The songs lurch, slam or charge forward powerfully enough, and in some cases truly astound like the powerful dirge that opens “Maw” (a song that evokes the vast open sea before trudging into a cursed and resigned feeling of horror). Grunts, screams and roars abound on this record, with solid playing across decks.

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Mournful Congregation announce new album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 3:32 PM (PST)

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Australian doomsayers Mournful Congregation have announced the release date for their fourthcoming album Concrescence Of The Sophia.

Concrescence Of The Sophia will be released on June 24 via 20 Buck Spin.

Check out some of Mournful Congregation’s shows, as well as the track list for Concrescence Of The Sophia here.

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