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Agonia Records $3 Bandcamp Sale til June 30th

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:04 AM (PST)

Agonia Records, home of some of the best extreme and esteemed metal bands on planet Urf, has a sick $3 Bandcamp sale on. If you area fan of bands and can’t even be bothered to shell out $3 for some of these releases, you suck. I mean, unless you are actually homeless or in a seriously dire life situation financially. But still. DIE FOR METAL! Rob a poseur for $3, yo.

Some records we really fucking love that we recommend from the bunch include The Regal Tribe by Usurpress, Incubus by Malfeitor or Shibalba’s new freaky as heck Psychostasis – Death Of Khat. If you had twenty bux you could get all three of those and still take ya girl for a tuna melt AND tip the waitress. Don’t be a loser!

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Bison premiere new song “Until The Earth Is Empty” at Decibel

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:22 AM (PST)

Judging by the above promo photo, Vancouver’s Bison have left their eyeballs wherever they dropped off the B.C. – but NBD! They still have ears you will notice and even if they were (probably are) deaf, the rumblings of their level of heaviness are so vast that the band undoubtedly would still manage to craft their brand of hairy, dimebag and meth pouch rubber banded to your nutsack in an NA meeting heavy sludge metal. Actually, hold the meth. I think eyeball eating bath salts and face picking methery are more of a Florida thing than Vancouver, though again we are wondering where dudes eyes are.

It’s raining hard and I just ate tacos and am severely unmotivated because I am in the middle of a move, but this new Bison track slays enough to postpone my nap over. Def feeling the cool rhythmic shifts and subtly melodic dissonant riffage. I feel like Ken Mode and Kowloon fans could also dig this as much as, say, High On Fire disciples. It even has a cool, kind of Cormac McCarthy-esque meaning. I assumed “Until The Earth Is Empty” meant they would party longer than humanity and be the last ragers on Earth (assuming Andrew WK or Keith Richards are not the last), or that maybe it was about our inclination as a species to head towards destruction full tilt. BUT NO!

“It’s something my partner said to me in regards to finding our sons, if they were taken or missing,” offers guitarist/vocalist James Farwell of the track. “It’s the idea that you would look for something or someone that you loved no matter how long it took, or until the earth was empty. In her case that would also mean killing everyone in her path. She is very passionate.”

Adds Decibel, “You Are Not the Ocean is loaded with sludgy, slow-but-focused riffs, melodic guitar solos, and heavy percussion, but it’s also emotionally heavy, as you can hear on new song ‘Until The Earth Is Empty.’”

Hear “Until The Earth Is Empty” courtesy of Decibel at THIS LOCATION. Annnnd don’t forget to pre order the new album HERE.

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Tau Cross announce new album, premiere song

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:33 PM (PST)

TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring Amebix bassist/frontman Rob “The Baron” Miller, Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits Misery and War//Plague, has announced their second full-length album, Pillar Of Fire, due out July 21st on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records.

 

In advance of the record’s release, the band is pleased to unveil a music video for first single “Deep State.” Directed by Jakub Moth, the video can be viewed at THIS LOCATION.

 

Comments TAU CROSS on the new album: “Pillar Of Fire is the continuation of some of the ideas that were explored on our first album. This time we have managed to share the songwriting more equally and introduce some other textures to the songs. This should help to establish TAU CROSS as less of a one-off phenomenon and more of an ongoing musical collective producing our own distinctive sonic environment.”

 

Pillar Of Fire was recorded across three different countries and co-produced by “The Baron” in the same manner as their eponymous debut. The drums were tracked in Montreal, guitars in Minneapolis, bass in Seattle and Minneapolis, and vocals on the Isle Of Skye in Scotland.

 

Physical preorders and exclusive bundles are currently available via Relapse.com at THIS LOCATION. Digital preorders are available via Bandcamp HERE.
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Rotten Sound release “Thrashmonger” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 8:42 AM (PST)

Photograph by Mika Aalto

While the rock and metal world reeled last week from the death of the iconic Chris Cornell, thankfully this week is starting off with a reminder that metal, punk and rock will not only never die but has many disciples still here to help carry the torch forward. From UFOMAMMUT’s clobbering new “Warsheep”, to Davey Suicide’s gutter glammy “No Angel”  to Silverstein’s screamo charged “Retrograde”, let’s celebrate that rock still comes in many styles. That said, if you want to kick off your week hard may we recommend you take a big fat Finnish kick in the crotch from grindcore heroes Rotten Sound this Monday. “Thrashmonger” is here and gone in just over a minute but will open your eyes like Uma getting some of that Pulp Fiction adrenaline.

Check it out below and keep the faith.

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Stream Oceano’s best album yet “Revelation” in full

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 5:43 AM (PST)

Oceano’s unforgiving latest album Revelation  will not sway you if the band’s low end heavy brutal death core with utterly guttural vocals and random technical and rhythmic flourishes is too much for you. Personally, I think this new record is their finest yet and shows the band adding more consistent heft to past albums that had moments but often some filler tracks as well. Decide for yourself below and slam your neighbors today.

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Stereogum has a ferocious new Bloodclot track that has a perfect old school hardcore sound to amp you up and inspire this weekend. Check it out HERE. The new Bloodclot stuff out so far has been really good. Pre-order the new Metal Blade backed UP IN ARMS right HERE. The band now consists of John Joseph, of course, plus a who’s who line-up of skilled die hards, Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves).

Bloodclot remains a source of PMA and great stories as well as an inspiration for those trying to live a healthier life while still caring about a spiritual side as well as the roots of punk. The band have a slew of new dates with Negative Approach as well. Check it all out!

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North American power metal band Insatia are more than carrying the torch for the genre, they are naming their new album Phoenix Aflame! Says the band’s singer:

“It’s really a more interesting power metal scene in North America than I think most people are aware of, and it’s nice to contribute to it with this album that pays homage to the immense history of a genre that’s historically thrived in Europe.” – Zoe Federoff

Produced by Fabio D’Amore (Serenity) and his partner Ivan Moni Bidin (Starsick System, Pathosray, Last Warning), Phoenix Aflame is due to release June 23rd via Pitch Black Records. Pre Order the album now HERE!!

For a taste of the title track, which could appeal to fans of Within Temptation, Delain, Stratovarius or Tarja (and with even a few startling Black Label-esque guitar squeals in the mix), listen below! This song fuckin’ jams!

 

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Entrails premiere latest single “Serial Murder (Death Squad)”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 4:56 PM (PST)

Swedish death metallers Entrails have released their latest single “Serial Murder (Death Squad)” off of their upcoming album World Inferno which is due out on June 16  via Metal Blade Records.

Entrails guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist comments:

“It’s about time to unleash our next beast called ‘Serial Murder (Death Squad)’ – that means you should roll up your sleeves, loosen up your ponytail and get in the mood with a proper beer and prepare yourself for a trip among serial murders. The Death Squad awaits you!”

Dan Swano, who mixed and mastered the record had this to say:

“I don’t know if I had said this before, but I say it again. Every time I start thinking about putting together some new SweDeath project, Entrails show up at my doorstep with a new album to mix, and every time I think ‘Fuck!! – What’s the point in making my own project when this is so fucking good, and exactly what I wanted to do…’ And if I felt there were some details to improve upon from our previous work together, they fix that and then some, and return with an album even stronger than the previous one. What the fuck is going on in Linneryd!? Is Jimmy cloning death metal warriors in some barn over there or what!? To sum it up. Yet another amazing slab of SweDeath coming your way from Entrails! Beyond. Blown. Away!”

Head over to InvisibleOranges.com to hear “Serial Murder (Death Squad).”

Head over to Metal Blade to hear “The Soul Collector.”

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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)

[photo by Zeela Aeschliman]

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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Suffocation “Return To The Abyss”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 5:39 AM (PST)

Ok, so this new Suffocation song “Return To The Abyss” is a total monster. That’s my welcome just desserts for saying yesterday I was feeling more pumped for the new Pathology. Really feeling this song “Return To The Abyss” more than the first single “Your Last Breaths”, which was good but…this one is damn near flawless death metal. Still not super crazy about the snare sound but, we will let that go. Def probably going to buy this record when it comes out.

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When considering a post mid point 00’s death metal band, Pathology are beyond a doubt one of the strongest and sickest death metal bands to carve out quite a formidable recorded legacy. The band has churned a remarkable nine albums out since 2006, including their well regarded trio of Victory blood chuggers (2011’s Awaken to the Suffering being a personal game changer). This band along with Rivers Of Nihil and certain elements of better Job For A Cowboy and Whitechapel made me feel like maybe some of the newer bands could actually cut it for the long haul in a post NWOAHM time when bands were all pretty short lived as record sales slumped and people adjusted to new models. So to see a few non metalcore bands go harder in the death influences and really keep cranking out material was dope.

Anyway, Pathology are bursting to arrive back with their new self titled record, by all accounts. Check out a full report and choke down a NEW slice of the gurgly vocal, slam worthy gorge metal you love HERE. I wonder what would happen if Takeru Kobayashi had just eaten a gazillion hot dogs and Abbath or Dagon croaked in one ear while the Pathology dude Matti Way satan burped in the other. Would Kobayashi’s iron stomach be psyched out into puking through the subliminal sweet nothings and  power of suggestion of so much croakage and gore? I know this is fucked up to say but I am kinda more stoked for this Pathology than the new Suffocation, no dis to those dudes. Just how it is.

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Swedish death mavens Entrails slime forth again to make most other bands look corny as heck. New album World Inferno (Pre Order and hear the new song HERE) will follow the mondo crushing Obliteration record. I like how the cover sort of calls to mind Raging Death as if the swampy skeleton and homies have finally conquered the entire world with metal. Sadly, Jack Terricloth from the amazing The World Inferno Friendship Society does not do spoken word cameos between album tracks, I am guessing. Regardless, Entrails are fucking amazing and just what the death doctor ordered to shake off those scene deathcore blues and get you feeling more like, uh…Wolverine Blues again, amirite?

Entrails guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist comments: “I am damn proud to finally unleash this nasty beast, a new chapter is written for Entrails to satisfy all old school maniacs out there. Having new blood in the band, Martin and Tommy, helped making this fifth album the rawest and heaviest to date. Prepare yourself to stretch out your neck in full headbanging!”

The recordings for World Inferno started in December 2016 in Lundqvist’s Bloodshed Studio. Dan Swano once again handled the mixing and mastering for the album. Dan Swano comments: “I don’t know if I had said this before, but I say it again. Every time I start thinking about putting together some new SweDeath project, Entrails show up at my doorstep with a new album to mix, and every time I think ‘Fuck!! – What’s the point in making my own project when this is so fucking good, and exactly what I wanted to do…’ And if I felt there were some details to improve upon from our previous work together, they fix that and then some, and return with an album even stronger than the previous one. What the fuck is going on in Linneryd!? Is Jimmy cloning death metal warriors in some barn over there or what!? To sum it up. Yet another amazing slab of SweDeath coming your way from Entrails! Beyond. Blown. Away!”

Track listing for World Inferno BELOW.

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Decapitated release “Never” from next album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:41 AM (PST)

Decapitated remain one of the most important bands in extreme metal, a death metal consortium of the truest order. New song “Never” has an intro that gives me some of the more moody Carnival Is Forever vibes before a more old school attack begins. The new album is called Anticult and I for one am sure as hell excited. That solo section and the three minute or so almost hardcore breakdown riff are the fucking bomb. God, I love this band.

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Carach Angren stream new horror track “Charlie”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1:11 PM (PST)

The twisted minds of Carach Angren are back with more music from new album Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten, the follow up to their creepy as all shit recent This Is No Fairytale release. Metal Injection has the new song “Charlie” HERE. It is a totally pulverizing track that could appeal to fans of Septicflesh as much as, say, Cradle Of Filth or Catamenia.

Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten was recorded with Peter Tägtgren (AMON AMARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR, IMMORTAL, and more) at Abyss Studio in Sweden, mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at the Black Lounge Studio (SEPTICFLESH, KATATONIA, AMORPHIS, and more) and features cover art by Costin Chioreanu (GHOST, ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES, and more).

Regarding the new track, the band comments: “We proudly present the next track from our upcoming album ‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’ called ‘Charlie’. It will draw you right into the first chapter of an unsettling journey, setting an ominous dark paranormal tone. ‘Charlie’ has everything and more of what you may expect from us: a darkness brought forth by unsettling haunting melodies, piercing riffs, and bloodcurdling storytelling.”

The new album will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on June 16. Pre-orders for ‘Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten’ are available across multiple formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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Gridfailure and Megalophobe stream “Dendritic” collab at New Noise

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:45 AM (PST)
Dendritic, the new avant/ambient collaborative album by New York soloists GRIDFAILURE and MEGALOPHOBE, will see release on Arbor Day this Friday, April 28th, As the artists are currently planting trees across the Lower Hudson Valley region in conjunction with the record, New Noise Magazine is streaming the album early.

Fusing guitars, accordion, trumpet, keyboards, analog synth, mbira, theremin, harmonica, didgeridoo, trumpet, vocals, effects, and a variety of vocal styles, GRIDFAILURE & MEGALOPHOBE‘s Dendritic ebbs with hints of mellow prog and jazz, demoralizing noise/drone buildups, nature recordings captured in several countries, and more into ambient soundscapes, abstract dreamscapes, and a uniquely experimental overall sound. Guest contributions include trumpet by Mac Gollehon (David Bowie, Miles Davis, Blondie, Onyx, Duran Duran), vocals by Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Ionophore, Cardinal Wyrm) and Friederike Schüür, guitar by Liz Ciavarella-Brenner, Rob Levitt, and Christian Molenaar (Those Darn Gnomes), and field recordings from Jon Paris (Rack), and the record is completed with and immersive artwork by Emily Vanderpol of Infinity Things Studios.

Stream GRIDFAILURE & MEGALOPHOBE’s Dendritic early through New Noise Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

Find preorders for the digital and cassette versions of Dendritic which fund the planting of new trees via MEGALOPHOBE HERE and GRIDFAILURE HERE.

A video for “Niche Differentiation” is nearing completion, with additional videos from Dendritic to follow. MEGALOPHOBE and GRIDFAILURE will appear on upcoming releases from each other, a second fully cooperative album is halfway recorded, and a third collaboration is being devised, as the acts plot their upcoming live debuts.
New tracks from both GRIDFAILURE and MEGALOPHOBE appear alongside Never Presence Forever, Dusthallowed, Teeth Engraved With The Names of The Dead, and many others on Death Season Six, a compilation by the Darker Days Ahead label; pay-as-you-wish for the download and/or purchase the CD HERE.
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