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Killswitch Engage announce ‘Atonement’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:41 AM (PST)

Massachusetts metalcore mainstays Killswitch Engage yesterday announced their newest album Atonement.

The upcoming release, due out August 16 via Metal Blade will be the band’s eighth album and follow up to 2016’s Incarnate.

The band have also released the track “Unleashed.”

Of “Unleashed” and Atonment singer Jesse Leach says:

“‘Unleashed’ is about inner passion and rage coming up to the surface. We all have that wild within that often stays dormant until a tragic event triggers and awakens it. This song is about that awakening within. I feel we were able to capture something raw and intense on this song and I’m stoked for everyone to hear it! The new album Atonement is a reflection of perseverance and passion through the trials and suffering of our existence.“

Killswitch Engage will be heading out on the road on a co-headlining tour with Clutch next month.

Check out “Unleashed,” KSE tour dates and the track list and album art for Atonement here.

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I’ve been eagerly awaiting Sacred Reich news and it has arrived along with a brain pounder of a new music video. Awakening is the new album and the title track can be consumed below. I am loving the undeniable fact that they haven’t lost a step. The hard charging guitars and bellowed older metal vocal vibes paired with a particularly blunt yet thrashing socially aware energy, it’s all there. This song isn’t their fastest number but variety is a good thing when it comes to thrash.  Someone put these guys on the road with C.O.C. soon and make me a happy camper.  The band’s first new record in twenty three years will drop on August 23rd via Metal Blade Records!

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May Metal Mass Destruction: Exumer, Wormwitch, EZOX tidbits

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:55 AM (PST)

Exumer want you to know about tick prevention/Photo credit: Silvy Maatman

 

Today we would like to start by saying an RIP to icons of metal art Rosław Szaybo and Larry Carroll, known for their work with Judas Priest and Slayer, respectively.

“Our memories of Rosław Szaybo are strong and he will always be remembered for his now legendary covers he created for Judas Priest as well as the Priest logo – our thoughts and condolences are with his family – love to Ros,” Judas Priest said of Roslaw.

I also want to say that today, 5/23 is always a somber day for me for personal reasons, the anniversary of the passing of my first drummer. It is important to me to spread his drumming since his life was cut short rather young and he was a great talent in the 90’s Woodstock music scene and good guy, so humor my tweet here – please. One love.

On a brighter note, we have a lot of powerful metal news for you today.

First up, metal masters Exumer have a new video out.

The idea behind Exumer’s new video clip “King’s End” is to visually pay homage to the look and visual aesthetics of the MTV/Headbanger’s Ball era clips from the late 80s and early 90s. Especially when CGI became available as a tool to add effects that were otherwise financially impossible to obtain. The clip was entirely shot, edited and directed by Goreminister in Essen (Turock Club)/Germany during Exumer’s last European dates.

Exumer singer Mem V. Stein: “We were approached by our buddy Goreminister, who has his own You Tube channel and is a pretty known character in the Metal scene in and around Essen, if we would be interested in a new video that resembles old Headbanger’s Ball clips. We instantly were on board with the concept and are now excited to launch something that uniquely resembles the early 90s over the top videos we devoured back when Metal was still on Television.”

Get ready for the fun contradictory combination of nostalgic feelings for a new music video, lifers.

What have you all been listening to? I am real keen on the new Wormwitch Heaven That Dwells Within that came out in April, which I finally purchased last night HERE. Even ordered the physical cd cuz it will be nice to have for driving in areas where streaming isn’t so good. Super snarled, dourly melodic blackened deathy thrashened song writing dark majesty with just enough balance between bite and precision.

 

About one year and a half after the official release of their EP Crawl To Paradise (2018), French melodic metallers EZOX just officially released its debut album called One Last Breath, produced @ Recuiem Prod studios (All Dogmas We Hate) and available right now for CD & Digital editions on bandcamp and the main legal platforms.

In addition to the album-release, the band also unveiled a 4K music video for the single “For Today” available on YouTube platform.

Stream the whole album on Bandcamp .

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The Summer Slaughter Tour 2019 has been officially announced. In addition to a “special guest”, this edition will feature:

Cattle Decapitation
Carnifex
The Faceless
Rivers of Nihil
Nekrogoblikon
Lorna Shore
Brand of Sacrifice

Dates BELOW.

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Cult Of Luna release new single “The Silent Man”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 1:03 PM (PST)

It feels corny to call them cult heroes since ‘cult’ is literally in their band name, but Cult Of Luna are exactly that. Expanding boundaries until they have basically charted their own course away from preconceptions and burdensome genre limitations, the band continue their cosmic climb on the noisy new thriller “The Silent Man”. This is one hell of a great way to start my week, I don’t know about you.

A new full length is expected in Fall via Metal Blade, but for now this is a generous new taste of the band’s first non collaborative material since Vertikal 1&2. Some beautiful, world moving big guitar work in here (though the vox sound a little loud in the mix for me for that kind of screaming). Still, that’s the closest to a complaint I have. This is a powerful work that crashes down on you like a massive wave. It is so big in scope you can’t imagine anything else being the title track, but I guess we will see. Loving the semi-spaghetti western 6:20 mark post-rock section as well. Yes! Well done, gents.

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Viking melodic death metal kings Amon Amarth have released their latest opus to battle and immortal raging, the well titled Berserker. I remember in high school in my D&D group everyone was obsessed with the Berserker warrior class character and people would always fight over who got to be that class of rampaging slaughter on two legs. Berserker is the band’s 11th album in a storied career and finds them reliable as ever to their brand.

Berserker was recorded in Los Angeles with renowned studio guru Jay Ruston (Anthrax/Stone Sour). After recording several rounds of professional demos for the new songs — initially with fellow Swedish metal icon Peter Tägtgren and then later with Ruston himself — the band crossed the Atlantic to make final the recordings in LA, eager to take a fresh approach to the album-making process.

Preview and purchase AMON AMARTH’s Berserker at https://amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker.

Catch the warriors on the road with Slayer, Lamb Of God and Cannibal Corpse if you want an entire lineup of bands that will rip off your head and shit down your neck! Good times! Remaining dates below.

AMON AMARTH w/ Slayer, Lamb Of God, Cannibal Corpse:
5/03/2019 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
5/05/2019 UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
5/07/2019 Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX
5/08/2019 The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
5/10/2019 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
5/11/2019 Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/2019 Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
5/14/2019 Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
5/16/2019 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
5/17/2019 Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
5/19/2019 DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
5/20/2019 Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH
5/22/2019 Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
5/24/2019 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
5/25/2019 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

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Photo by Mia Torres

Punk band Rival Town have released a music video! Formed in 2016, Rival Town is a six piece post/pop-punk band from Ontario, Canada. Big emo melodies and crunchy guitars that inspire movement combine with tight song-writing fans of the genre will love.

Sez the band:

“Bridges” is our first single with our new singer, Mike Julian. Mike’s got some amazing pipes and so we wanted to take advantage and experiment with some heavier vocals and screaming while still continuing with the natural musical progression of our sound.

 

CATTLE DECAPITATION will kick off a five-date mini-tour with special guests/grindcore merchants Unidad Trauma next week. The journey will rampage its way through San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and Colorado Springs. See all confirmed dates below.

CATTLE DECAPITATION w/ Unidad Trauma:
4/30/2019 DNA – San Francisco, CA
5/01/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Cave Bastard, Temblad
5/02/2019 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV w/ Guttural Secrete, Excerebration
5/04/2019 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Suspended, Snot Goblin
5/05/2019 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

CATTLE DECAPITATION released their Medium Rarities full-length last fall via Metal Blade Records. Featuring six previously unreleased pre-Human Jerky demos (1999) with frontman Travis Ryan on guitar (while also handling vocal duties), plus the long-sought-after To Serve Man (2002) bonus track, “Rotting Children For Remote Viewing,” as well as the six songs from 2005’s split EP with Caninus and other rarities, the collection spans the band’s twenty-two-year long career and is a must-have for any CATTLE DECAPITATION devotee.

To preview and purchase Medium Rarities, visit: https://www.metalblade.com/cattledecapitation/

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NEW SONG STREAMING NOW!!! "A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event" On May 10th, Abnormality will release their third full-length, Sociopathic Constructs, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Sociopathic Constructs, the new single, "A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event", can be heard at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRK8-DyVKpQ A video for the first single, "Curb Stomp" (directed by David Brodsky // www.davidsbrodsky.com), can be viewed now at: https://metalblade.com/abnormality/ – where the album can also be pre-ordered. Sociopathic Constructs track-listing 1. Monarch Alpha 2. Penance 3. Kakistocracy 4. Transmogrification of the Echoborgs 5. A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event 6. Aeturnum 7. Dying Breed 8. A Seething Perversion 9. Curb Stomp Abnormality live – Aggressive Misanthropy Across Europe 2019 July 6 – Obscene Extreme Festival – Trutnov, Czech Republic @ Battlefield * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July – 7 Graz, Austria @ Club Q * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 9 – Bologna, Italy @ Freakout Club * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 10 – Torino, Italy @ Ziggy Club * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 11 – Milano, Italy @ Circolo Svolta * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 12 – Montpellier, France @ Secret Place * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 13 – Move Your Fucking Brain Fest – Barcelona, Spain @ Death Field * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 15 – Charleroi, Belgium @ MCP Apache * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 16 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Ebrietas * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 17 – Vienna, Austria @ Viper Room * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 18 – Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kert * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph July 19 – Death Metal Supremacy No 6 – Cluj-Napoca, Romania @ Flying Circus * w/ Gorgasm, Abnormality, Cenotaph https://abnormality.bandcamp.com

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On May 10th, Abnormality will release their third full-length, Sociopathic Constructs, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Sociopathic Constructs, the new single, “A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event”, can be heard below.

Fans of Cannibal, Aeon, Despised Icon and more will eat up the latest tune from the wildly talented very brutal tech death band, by far one of the most talented acts in the death metal world. I would lose my shit to see them tour with Venom Prison and Rivers Of Nihil, so let’s make that happen – ok, world?!

“I think this record we felt free enough to just go where we wanted to within a song,” states guitarist Jeremy Henry. “We had no qualms with switching styles and approaches from riff to riff. To have a whole section grinding away and then just switch gears, hit the brakes and drop a slow, old school Morbid Angel warship groove in there. We felt free to follow our instincts, and just let our influences shine through.”

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This Friday (April 19th), Allegaeon will release their new album, Apoptosis, via Metal Blade Records. A near-perfect symbiosis of technical, progressive, and melodic death metal, Apoptosis is a record that is as crushingly heavy as it is inventive, lithe and intelligent, and marks a significant leap forward in the band’s songwriting. To hear the new single, “Exothermic Chemical Combustion”, please visit HERE.

 

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Whitechapel post “Hickory Creek” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 9:14 AM (PST)

Whitechapel have managed to combine being deathcore kings with a strain of Alt/Nu Metal influence in recent albums, and the new record The Valley finds them nuancing their sound to new highs and evil depths. It is already being called one of their all time best releases and is certainly intense. I would say it could certainly be up in their top 3 records. Their 7th full length, it releases March 29th and is arguably the biggest release of the month from a heavy band.

Mixed by David Castillo, mastered by Ted Jensen, and produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder), The Valley is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set against this backdrop, he approaches his subject matter unflinchingly, building upon everything that came before, making it clear that he has survived that which he was forced to endure and is not afraid to confront it.

“Phil has been upfront in his lyrics in the past about hardships he endured in his life as a child, and I believe with this record we tried to paint a better picture of that,” says guitarist Alex Wade, who alongside his bandmates, stands 100% behind everything their vocalist has to say. “I feel our music is Phil’s release from his past, being able to get it out and speak about it, and hopefully anyone who hears it that may have gone through similar experiences can find some release in it as well.”

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Wading Weird Waters: Rivers Of Nihil, Those Darn Gnomes news items

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 1:10 PM (PST)

Those Darn Gnomes like to hide in a purple haze…

Hello friends. A variety pack of sonically pernicious and delicious specimens to steer your ears towards today. These are bands who have not been afraid to experiment with constraints in recent times.

San Diego jazz/metallers Those Darn Gnomes have signed with Nefarious Industries. The group are a perfect fit for the open minded label, which includes everything from Gridfailure to A Fucking Elephant to Globelamp to Bangladeafy and more. Really looking forward to hearing more from this outfit. From the press release:

Since their formation in 2013, the bombastic THOSE DARN GNOMES collective has blurred the lines between noise, metal, and free jazz. The group formed initially with the lineup of Mark Steuer (vocals), Christian Molenaar (guitar, flute), Russell Case (bass), and Bryon Wojciechowski (drums), releasing their debut album The Years independently in 2015. The band followed up with their second full-length, The Zodiac, in 2016. While their debut more heavily emphasized the band’s roots in avant-garde metal and hardcore, The Zodiac stripped away any pretense of being a metal band in favor of a new, even more aggressive sound incorporating further elements of free improvisation and harsh noise. The band released a fully improvised single-track EP, Peeling, as a limited cassette in 2017, before playing shows throughout North America with like-minded experimental acts such as Ehnahre, Sult, Hypnagogue, Dischordia, and many more.

Calling Whitetails To A Tuned Bow is THOSE DARN GNOMES’ first release for Nefarious Industries and sees a further expansion and refinement of the band’s sprawling, genre-defying sound. Here, the group explores the outer reaches of progressive metal, free improvisation, and avant-garde sound design through the incorporation of algorithmic compositional techniques derived from mold cultivation, homemade instruments, and a greater focus on abrasive weirdness.

Watch for the full details on Calling Whitetails To A Tuned Bow to be released shortly with a springtime release date imminent.

Also watch for details on the collaborative album between the band’s Christian Molenaar and labelmate Gridfailure’s architect David Brenner to be issued in the coming days.

Due to popular demand, RIVERS OF NIHIL will play their latest album, Where Owls Know My Name, in its entirety at every date of their upcoming North American tour. The band will be bringing saxophone player Patrick Corona on the road to perform each set and guitarist Jonathan Topore will be handling additional keyboard duties. Don’t miss this very special opportunity to witness this critically-acclaimed album played live as it was meant to be heard. The tour — which marks RIVERS OF NIHIL‘s first full headlining journey — runs from March 1st through April 6th. Support will be provided by Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King. See all confirmed dates below.
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“Meet me in outer spaaaace…”

Death metal prog tech current crop (circle?) leaders with otherworldly talent? Of course we are talking about Allegaeon. They rock, yo! Man, those dudes really in hindsight now completely won that Mish Way argument. Hard to have the moral high ground complaining about some death metal band crowdfunding when you are writing “Dad of The Moment” puff pieces about Jordan friggin’ Peterson and calling Ben Shapiro an intellectual, blughhh. I am not linking to that but it is in Penthouse if you must know. Anyway, tangent…Allegaeon have revealed details for their new album Apoptosis! Via Metal Blade:

On April 19th, Allegaeon will release their new album, Apoptosis, via Metal Blade Records. A near-perfect symbiosis of technical, progressive, and melodic death metal, Apoptosis is a record that is as crushingly heavy as it is inventive, lithe and intelligent, and marks a significant leap forward in the band’s songwriting. To watch the video for the first single, “Stellar Tidal Disruption” (directed by Robert Graves // http://www.ashadowbeyond.com/), please visit: http://metalblade.com/allegaeon

I was certain “Stellar Tidal Disruption” is actually a secret rallying cry to Incubus fans who are sadly just not that good at surfing, but I might just be having a flight of fancy. Blame the moon! Seriously though, this song goes hard. That solo section at 3:35, woo boy.

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Downfall Of Gaia.

I WAS UNFAMILIAR WITH DOWNFALL OF GAIA BEFORE OPENING THIS ALBUM, SO MY FIRST LOOKS ON THIS ALBUM WERE TOTALLY BLIND. I HAD NO EXPECTATIONS OTHER THAN A READTHROUGH OF THEIR ARTIST PAGE ON METAL BLADE. AND THOUGH THE WIKIPEDIA PAGE SAYS THIS STARTED OFF AS A CRUST PUNK BAND, THIS ALBUM IS DECIDEDLY NOT THAT. PUT DOWN THE MODELO.

ETHIC OF RADICAL FINITUDE WASTES LITTLE TIME IDENTIFYING ITSELF STYLISTICALLY AND WITH TEXTBOOK EXECUTION. IT OPENS WITH A  BRIEF YET SLIGHTLY TOO QUIET INTRO TRACK, BEFORE DROPPING INTO LIKE A DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF DS POSTBLACK BLACKGAZE FOR “THE GROTESQUE ILLUSION OF BEING”. THIS BAND SITS FIRMLY NEXT TO OTHER ACTS LIKE MGLA AND GHOST BATH AND WOULD BE WELL HOMED ON THAT ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METAL ALBUMS YOUTUBE CHANNEL THEY KEEP TAKING DOWN FOR WHATEVER REASON.

ETHIC FEATURES HEAVY SERVINGS OF THE LONG ANGUISHED TREM SECTIONS BENEATH HOWLED THROUGH TEN REVERBS VOCALS WE EXPECT AND MAKES FREQUENT USE OF THE INCREASINGLY POPULAR MELANCHOLY BLAST FREE INSTRUMENTAL SECTIONS WITH FOLK INSTRUMENTS TO BREAK THINGS UP. THEY DO HOWEVER DECIDE TO BENCH THE FEMME CLEAN VOCALS UNTIL TRACK FOUR.

THIS ALBUM IS NICE AND SHORT. WHICH IS A THING I LIKE. IT’S SAD, IT’S SPOOKY, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS RECORDED FROM FAR AWAY IN A CAVE WITH A FULL STUDIO BY A REALLY GOOD SOUND ENGINEER. IT’S THE SOUNDRTRACK TO DYING ALONE UNDER THE SWELTERING DESERT HEAT WHILE LOOKING AGONIZINGLY INTO THE DISTANCE IN A WIDE ANGLE. IT  WAS A COMPLETELY ACCEPTABLE ALBUM TO LISTEN TO, THOUGH I DON’T THINK THEY TOOK A LOT OF RISKS.

IF I WAS TO ASK FOR THIS AT A RESTAURANT I WOULD ORDER A SIDE OF BULLET BELTS. BUT I DIDN’T TAKE OFF ANY POINTS FOR TASTE.

3.5 OUTTA 5 STARS.

 

Urban Fusion Metalcore heroes Candiria have a killer deal for fans over at the Rising Pulse merch page right now. For a limited time you can get the triumphant While They Were Sleeping record bundled with two T shirt designs. The band writes:

If you have yet to purchase ‘While They Were Sleeping’ the latest full length album by Candiria on deluxe colored vinyl, now is your chance to get the best deal possible. We are bundling two overstocked tee shirt designs and offering them for free (practically).

Check it out HERE.

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Tyr to release eighth album ‘Hel’ on March 8th

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:27 PM (PST)

On March 8th, the Faroe Islands’ Tyr will release their eighth full-length, Hel, via Metal Blade Records. Hel is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate with any who have followed the band at any point over the two decades of their storied career. For a preview of the album, the first single, “Fire and Flame”, can be heard at: http://metalblade.com/tyr/ – where Hel can also be pre-ordered or watch the lyric video below.

Hel track-listing:
1. Gates of Hel
2. All Heroes Fall
3. Ragnars Kvæði
4. Garmr
5. Sunset Shore
6. Downhill Drunk
7. Empire of the North
8. Far from the Worries of the World
9. King of Time
10. Fire and Flame
11. Against the Gods
12. Songs of War
13. Alvur Kongur

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