With five of their full length life wreckers back on vinyl for the first time since the original pressings (we suggest you start with the still unconditionally pit worthy Stop At Nothing ), it seemed a good time to give Dying Fetus the band spotlight. The death metal legacy of this group has withstood many tests and only come through stronger. Catch them on tour with Hatebreed in Europe this April if you are both lucky and brave.
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In preparation for the release of that album the band is releasing a play-through of their song “Defeat Zeke”.
Check out the “Defeat Zeke” play-through and “The Sentinel’s Order” here.Add to My Radar
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.
Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the re-signing of legendary death metal pioneers INCANTATION! The band, who originally signed to the label in the early 1990s and released some of the most influential extreme metal albums of all time, including Onward to Golgotha (1992), Mortal Throne of Nazarene (1994), Diabolical Conquest (1998), and The Infernal Storm (2000), has come full circle to reunite with Relapse for its forthcoming 10th studio album. INCANTATION, an institution for over 25 years, remains hands-down one of the most important, influential and consistently regarded artists in metal, and the band’s new material is sure to be no exception.INCANTATION’s entire back catalog is now available for streaming via the band’s Bandcamp page AT THIS LOCATION.
INCANTATION members John McEntee and Kyle Severn commented on the re-signing:”2016 is off to a great start for Incantation Death Metal!!! We are extremely excited to announce that we are returning to the Relapse Family. They were there a quarter century ago when Incantation and Relapse were both starting their careers, so to be able to come full circle and release our 10th studio album with them is truly amazing and we are looking forward to the release and touring this record later this year!!!!” -Kyle Severn
“Yes it is true we have returned to Relapse Records. Over the last 8 years we have been working with them on various projects with great results. It’s awesome to start a new chapter of the band going back to our roots and working with the label that believed in us back in 1990 when we were still a demo band. It’s great to work with a label that still believes in us in 2016 and still believes in the perseverance of real death metal.” – John McEntee
Additionally. Relapse Records founder / president Matt Jacobson added:
“Incantation are one of the true pioneers of American death metal and their unwavering dedication, consistency and longevity is unmatched. We are proud to welcome them back to their original home.” – Matt Jacobson
Oh ye of little faith…of COURSE Facedown Fest will be awesome this year. From Rival Choir’s anticipated slot to My Epic’s sure to be melodic and imaginative set to the return of Impending Doom, there is a lot to be thankful for for fans.
We are super excited to announce that the 2016 Facedown Fest will showcase Impending Doom‘s first live show in 3 years! We also have the exclusive West Coast Seventh Star reunion show as well as For All Eternity‘s first US show!
Join us May 14 at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. Tickets are available now at facedownfest.com.
Dates and line up below.Add to My Radar
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are one of the more cunningly revolutionary bands in heavy metal, fiercely symphonic and yet darker than most. The new track from the band was enough to make me pause a Firefly marathon for a swan dive into one of the coolest lyric videos I’ve seen in awhile. Veins full of gold dust, ancient books, greed and just all around awesome lyrics like “in delerium I obtain my obscure desires” make this a very absorbing adventure.
Another very worthy addition to the band’s growing symphonic death ball of fire which shall soon engulf the world.
“I feel the weight of metal.” Indeed.
It’s the attention to details, killer musicianship (including leads), strong yet navigable extreme vocals and a hint of madness that puts this band so far ahead of most of the pack.
Watch the captivating lyric video for the brand new song “Gravity” from the band’s upcoming opus KING, out worldwide on Feb. 5th –nuclearblast.com/fleshgod-king.Add to My Radar
There is really nothing quite like GOJIRA‘s From Mars To Sirius classic in all of metal, save a heavy Morbid Angel influence in some of the vast and massive riffs.
Simply put, I like it more than Leviathan at the end of the day.
GOJIRA ‘From Mars to Sirius’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY box PRE ORDER
The box content :
– Exclusive cassette of ‘From Mars to Sirius’ – only available in this box.
– 4 never revealed prints of Joe Duplantier ‘s sketches made before the final cover art
– Exclusive artwork flag with one of those sketches
– Exclusive guitar From Mars to Sirius pick
– First 500 buyers will get a postcard to be able to win an Exclusive JACKSON guitar displaying ‘From Mars to Sirius’ artwork all over its body.
All postcards should be sent to LISTENABLE and a winner will be picked at random by the band during Spring 2016.
PRE ORDER NOW HERE : http://www.shop-listenable.net/en/3_gojira
Swedish death metallers Entombed A.D. have released their newest song “Midas In Reverse”.
“Midas In Reverse” comes off of Entombed A.D.’s forthcoming album Dead Dawn which will be released on February 26.
Check out “Midas In Reverse”, comments from guitarist Nico Elgstrand and Entombed A.D. tour dates here.Add to My Radar
Belgian death metallers Aborted have released their latest EP Termination Redux.
Termination Redux is the latest release after 2014’s The Necrotic Manifesto, the band’s eighth full-length studio album.
Check out the Termination Redux tracklist, the lyric video for “Vestal Disfigurement Upon The Sacred Chantry” and Aborted’s European tour dates here.Add to My Radar
Pennsylvania death metalheads Rivers of Nihil have parted ways with Alan Balamut.
In Alan’s place Rivers of Nihil have brought Dylan Potts on board.
You can check out a statement from Alan, a drum play-through of “Perpetual Growth Machine” by Dylan and Rivers of Nihil tour dates here.Add to My Radar
I’m certainly not trying to say that Behemoth are that similar to the recently departed Master of forms David Bowie, but the Polish death metal warlords along with bold tour opener Myrkur do share a similar undeniable boldness when it comes to not giving a flaming peacock in Hell of a fuck what others think.
I think in the year 2016 it is more important than ever to not give in to the impulses that hold back freedom of expression and growth, even when it comes to exploring the transformative power of the dark.
Both groups fly in the face of expectations, from Nergal posting cute holiday photos with his mum one minute to embodying sheer terror in the most boundary negating of masked forms via the “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel” Behemoth video to Myrkur’s insistence that black metal can evolve to be not only more feminine but choral and melodic (even in the face of rabidly idiotic hate mail from BM conservative fuckwits). In the end, both groups leave listeners feeling like the rain is starting to fall on a charred landscape so new shoots can pop up.
Now the acts are aligned to show dimwits the world over what a commanding and vital metal tour looks like in 2016.
A limited number of premium ticketing packages that include a commemorative laminate, meet and greet with the band, 18″ x 24″ poster set (3 posters), 42″ x 42″ wall flag, and general admission ticket are available now at www.showstubs.com/behemoth. Only 50 fans per show can purchase the package, so reserve yours now! See below for all dates.
In addition to the concert, fans will also have the chance to view “The Congregation” exhibition at each venue. Dubbed “a symbiosis of Behemoth and Toxic Vision”, the display showcases the collaboration between the two parties. Over the years, the artist behind Toxic Vision (Sharon Toxic) has worked closely with the band to create their stage outfits, music videos, stage/photo props and more. “The Congregation” is a new experience and built solely for this tour.
Behemoth front-man Nergal comments: “We’ve always pushed ourselves very hard trying to reach the highest peaks of artistic creativity. This time around we are not only coming back to perform ‘The Satanist’ in its entirety, but are also bringing along a collaboration that’s unheard of! Toxic Vision’s renowned and absolutely brilliant artist and designer from Canada, whom we have worked with on several projects in the past (Behemoth stage gear, video clip costumes…) will be accompanying us on this trek with a unique exhibition called ‘The Congregation’! We are beyond excited to see how these synergies co-exist! Sharon, it’s an honour to welcome you on board!”
Adds Toxic Vision CEO Sharon Toxic: “It is a real honour to work alongside Behemoth and have this opportunity to bring a vision to life! We aim to dazzle and inspire, I am inviting everyone to step into the dark world of ‘The Congregation’ – an exclusive showcase of my work with Behemoth. Nothing like this has been done before, and of course, nothing is really as it seems with Toxic Vision. This is a culmination of craft and magic…once you step inside, you might never find your way out.”
Tour dates BELOW.Add to My Radar