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You just can’t mess with the apocalyptic blood soaked precise deathly potency of any given Skinless release. The savagery unfolds for sure on the title track for the new effort from the long running underground titans. Check it out below and be sure to pre order the new monster fucker of an album. It drops via Relapse in May! Major grooves and deadly heaviness. Loving the sluggish and full bass sound and the low ass riffs. Reminds me of some major Obituary meets Morbid vibes, with the scales tipped towards the Obituary side. This new song totally slaughters.

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Gruesome complete new record, Summer European tour announced

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 2:53 PM (PST)

Cool death metal news today as Gruesome have completed the follow up to Savage Land. Yes, the other releases from them were EPs. Their latest studio offering, titled Twisted Prayers, was recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349, Goatwhore, Wolvhammer) at New Constellation Studios in Orlando, Florida. Twisted Prayers follows Death’s paradigm shift during the Spiritual Healing era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics. The record once again features artwork from the legendary Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth, Venom) and is expected to be released this summer via Relapse Records. Stay tuned for more info to be announced in the coming weeks.

Love this project, just a big fat Death appreciation party in good fun. You know each time Gruesome return that it will be a very metal time. The band also have a slew of Euro tour dates you can check out BELOW.

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Starkill cover The Foo Fighters

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2:25 PM (PST)

Taking a break from reflecting on how “New Inside” by Tiffany was slept on to get you all clued in to some new music from Chicago 5 piece Starkill. Well, it is actually not their own new music, rather a Foo Fighters cover. “The Pretender” as symphonic metal? Could it work? Should it work? Decide for yourself below!

Parker and Sarah have a cool trade off on this and make it their own. Parker actually sounds a lot like Dave in some spots. The chorus is not as gritty but overall the approach is kind of a blast. I am into it.

“The Pretender” was def one of the songs that showed the Foos could still have some bark when it came out. Kinda cool to hear a radically different band take a crack at it. Such is the power of music that it can bridge genres, right?

When asked about the inspiration behind covering “The Pretender” track Parker Jameson shares,“Foo Fighters have long been one of our favorite groups of all time, and we’ve long considered doing a cover or interpretation of one of their tracks. “The Pretender” is one of those instantly recognizable rock anthems, and we decided to bring together various aspects from both the original and other versions we had heard to form a cohesive, more metal-centric cover. We’ve always been a band to straddle, combine, and question subgenre stereotypes and what is or isn’t “allowed” in metal, so we thought the idea of combining rock, shred, orchestration, and crazy drums made perfect sense for us. To me, the song is about standing your ground and staying true to who you are. We got this idea together of mimicking the original Pretender video, but replacing the riot police with metalheads of all sorts, showcasing that no matter what your preferred subgenre is, music brings people together.” 

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Swedish death metal legends The Crown will release their new album, Cobra Speed Venom, on March 16th via Metal Blade Records. Produced together with Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman, the record promises to be one of the biggest surprises of the year. A return to death metal speed and darkness in full glory!

The Crown has now released the 2nd single taken off Cobra Speed Venom. To watch the full production video clip for the title track from Cobra Speed Venom,, see below or Pre Order the album HERE.

The Crown comments: “A 5 minute Death Metal Grindcore Opera! Take a deep breath before the plunge – This will drag you down into the deep Waters!”

Comments The Crown on their new album Cobra Speed Venom“We are really looking forward to finally be able to show our fans how damn good this band can be when the circumstances are right. With that I mean to be able to do an album the way we want to do it: creating as a band, rehearsing as a band, recording as a band. You will hear a band performing here, with fierce energy and hunger!”

 

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Rivers Of Nihil are justly being praised for their steady growth and driven, rage infused masterful modern death. Three albums in and if the new material we have heard so far is any indicator the band are well on the way to securing their legacy and never being forgotten as an important death metal act of note, but it sounds like they also have a LOT of surprises in store for us as well. The newest record is said to draw from a LOT more influences than the band previously has.

Today RoN made a huge announcement about their 3rd LP that has fans drooling:

On March 16th, we will release our third full-length, “Where Owls Know My Name”, via Metal Blade Records. “Whereas The Conscious Seed of Light” (2013) and “Monarchy” (2015) were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, “Where Owls Know My Name” represents the fall.

Check out the album’s second track, “The Silent Life.”. Pre-order bundles are available at: http://metalblade.com/riversofnihil/

Rivers of Nihil – "The Silent Life"

On March 16th, we will release our third full-length, "Where Owls Know My Name", via Metal Blade Records. "Whereas The Conscious Seed of Light" (2013) and "Monarchy" (2015) were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, "Where Owls Know My Name" represents the fall. Check out the album's second track, "The Silent Life," above. Pre-order bundles are available at: http://metalblade.com/riversofnihil/The following formats are available for pre-order:– CD + t-shirt bundle– Vinyl + t-shirt bundle (swamp green [limited to 400], olive green with black splatter [limited to 300], doublemint inside swamp great vinyl [limited to 300]), all come with Bandcamp download card, USA Only– "Deluxe Bundle" with CD or vinyl, t-shirt, wall flag and embroidered patch–"Shredders Bundle" with CD, t-shirt, guitar and bass tab book (or digital download) and guitar pick–"Drinkers Bundle" with CD, pint glass, beer koozie and bottle opener– CD or Vinyl + longsleeve bundle– CD only– Vinyl onlyGuitarist Brody Uttley comments:"This record is Rivers of Nihil being exactly who we want to be. Many bands get stuck in a comfortable routine of releasing the same album over and over again. Constantly relying on the same familiar formula may work for some bands, but it does not work for us. Music is art, and art is ever-changing. Without change, there is no progress. Without progress, the very fire that powers art and expression will die. This record is the sound of where we come from, where we are, and where we are going." Adds bassist/vocalist Adam Biggs:"This time around, the lyrics feel a little more personal than on previous albums. The story picks up several millennia after the events of 'Monarchy', where one person still remains alive, chosen by the planet to be the sole intelligent witness of its ultimate fate. But 'Where Owls Know My Name' is less about overarching narrative than our previous albums. The scenario is just a backdrop for the more emotional material we tried to put forth this time around. Ultimately, this is an album about loss, getting older, and reaching a point where death becomes a much more present part of your life.""Where Owls Know My Name" track-listing1. Cancer / Moonspeak2. The Silent Life3. A Home4. Old Nothing5. Subtle Change (Including the Forest of Transition6. Terrestria III: Wither7. Hollow8. Death Is Real9. Where Owls Know My Name10. Capricorn / Agoratopia

Posted by Rivers of Nihil on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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The Kennedy Veil release live tour footage

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 4:33 PM (PST)

Sacramento death metallers The Kennedy Veil have released live professional footage from their “Bloodletting North America” Tour.

The video was directed by Matti Way of The North Films. It shows the band absolutely devastating the crowd while touring in support of their newest album Imperium which came out in September of last year through Unique Leader.

Continuing to support Imperium on the road, The Kennedy Veil will be playing select dates of the “Feast Winter Tour” alongside Alterbeast, The Grindmother, and Aethere.

Check out the video and tour dates here.

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Necrot announce first ever European show

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 9:46 PM (PST)

Oakland, California death metal punks Necrot have announced their first ever set of European show.

The band will be playing the Kill-Town Death Fest in Copenhagen from September 6-9 this fall. They will also be playing the Decibel Magazine’s Metal and Beer Pre-Fest with Midnight, Powermad, and Coffin Dust.

Check out the full list of shows Necrot has lined up here.

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Sacramento, Ca based shredding tech death outfit ALTERBEAST will be releasing their newest album “Feast” on February 23rd and have announced their month long headlining Feast Winter Tour in support of the effort. Support will be coming from The Grindmother, Inferi (2/22-3/16), The Kennedy Veil (2/17-2/20), and Aethere.

Guitarist and founding member Andrew Lamb had this to say about the tour, “We are excited to announce the Feast Winter Tour 2018 w/ special guest Grindmother, Inferi, The Kennedy Veil, and Aethere! After recording what we think is our best record yet, the pack is gearing up to hit the road this February and March in support of our new record. We are taking some ultra dope bands with us to shred for 24 nights of blizzard level blast-beats, ice berg sized riffs, and cold, frost-bitten howls that will leave you numb to the world till you thaw out this Spring! We will have some new merch designs EXCLUSIVELY for this tour as well as copies of FEAST on CD/vinyl before it’s released of February 23rd! Roll out to a date and go BEASTMODE with us! Wolfsiiiidddde!” 

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Jungle Rot to record tenth full length album in January

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 2:11 PM (PST)

JUNGLE ROT will enter the studio on January 5th, 2018 to begin recording their tenth full length album and fifth with Victory Records. “Once again, we’ve stuck with the tried and true JUNGLE ROT formula to produce another killer record that all our fans and everyone will enjoy,” promises vocalist/guitarist Dave Matrise. “It’s been nice to get back to doing what we do best and that’s writing brutal, heavy music.”

Recording will take place at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer Chris Djuricic at the helm. Mixing and mastering will be handled by the Dan Swanö (Dark Funeral, Marduk), and accompanying the band behind the drums will be past contributor Jesse Beahler.

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Colin Marston, the bass player for the critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS has released a play-through video for Pleiades’ Dust. The play-through is streaming now below or at the official Colin Marston YouTube Channel. What better way to digest days of gorging on Thankfulness than to take in some utter Gorgutsian death metal technical impossibility? Truly a monster record that will make all your life accomplishments seem insignificant in comparison. Hails.

Pleiades’ Dust is a unique and ambitious conceptual piece, recounting the history of The House of Wisdom, an ancient library in Baghdad which was home to much of the western world’s knowledge until it was destroyed. ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ runs as a single, continuous track that spans over 30 minutes of total run-time. ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ is out now and streaming here.

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Whitechapel to begin tour with Carnifex, Rings Of Saturn, more

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 5:13 PM (PST)

WHITECHAPEL will kick off their North American headlining tour this Friday. Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the band’s The Somatic Defilement release, the A Decade Of Defilement tour will run from November 10th through December 16th and find WHITECHAPEL performing select tracks from The Somatic Defilement, some of which have not been played since the album’s release. Support will be provided by Carnifex, Rings Of Saturn, Entheos, and So This Is Suffering. See below for all confirmed dates.

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Album Review: Morbid Angel – “Kingdoms Disdained”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 4:20 PM (PST)

Morbid Angel are back, reunited with Steve Tucker, death metal and a proper respect for the elder tentacle gods. The Morbid Disco of Illud Divinum Insanus and David Vincent are nowhere in sight and the band sound evil, fired up and hungry to recapture the death metal crown.

I don’t begrudge a band experimentation, but Morbid Angel had a near flawless legacy of album after solid death metal album. Illud just effed with that way too much and some of the vocals were just…how do I say this…goofy, hot garbage. Steve Tucker understands what the guys who made Illud let themselves forget, that while there are many bands influenced by Morbid Angel (Gojira prominently come to mind), there is no one who can BE Morbid Angel quite like the Morbid Angel. You can take the David Vincent out but I Am Morbid should take note that you can’t really do it without Trey Azagthoth. It just won’t have the same feel.  We have Igorr, Zeal & Ardor, lapis exilis or any number of all over the place stylistically bands in the underground but Morbid Angel are a precious well of slime that can not be replaced. I think about Jay Z telling people to buy his old albums if people want that him, but with Morbid Angel or Slayer it is just different. It just feels wrong when they stray too far somehow, haha.

Anyway, Kingdoms Disdained is incredibly enjoyable. Opening with the shifting and double bass heavy “Piles Of Little Arms”, the band are off to the races. The song title is almost too death metal, like a borderline early Cannibal Corpse title, but the group clearly want to prove they are back at it with no funny business.

The drums are kind of loud in the mix in places but there is a very present yet dirty quality to the bass and guitars. Rutan knocked it out of the park and he knows Morbid Angel, for sure.  Much like he has done with Goatwhore and Agnostic Front or other bands, Rutan captures their strengths and core sound and brings it up front and center to great organic result.

So, the guitar work? The first outro solo at 3:32 is brief but definitely opens a chaos portal and sets up second slogger “D.E.A.D.” awesomely. “D.E.A.D.” has CRAZY riffage, really inspired stuff from Trey that climbs the walls and will make you stare with eyes wide and mouth open at the stereo or computer scarcely believing the structure. “Garden Of Disdain” opens with a lightning fast attack before crashing into a classic mid tempo gnarly crawl riff the way only Morbid Angel can really do it. It is as heavy or heavier than anything on Blessed Are The Sick or Formulas.

While the cover art made me scared they were going to go in some modern technical death direction, the record is very old school. “Paradigms Warped” has the sort of brutal heft that lifts you out of your skin which I crave from Morbid Angel, whether they are blasting you with speed or crushing you to dust. This song falls mostly on the latter side of the spectrum, a trudge through bloody mud towards a black hole swallowing cities as double bass reigns wild. There is also some great slow and muscular bass that is quite prominent through a dissonant chordal section. “For No Master” really lets Scotty Fuller prove his worth on drums, holding down the speed and tom action stupendously. I would say this album is better than Heretic and very close if not equal to Gateways, but it is also really fresh and so far I have loved every second of it.

I don’t want to spoil the awesome finale track, but suffice to say it rips your head off and you know the Gods have returned.

 

Album Review: Entheos – “Dark Future”

Posted by Metal Riot on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 12:15 PM (PST)

Dark Future by Entheos, the group’s second full length, sees an expanding of experimentation and some awesome musical passages. Sadly it is also marred in places by weird choices and some sort of done to death djenty stuff. The sort of robot frog vocal approach at times can be super distracting from dazzling progressive passages that otherwise might lift you up and away.

Admittedly, Veil Of Maya or Whitechapel may have lost some ‘brootal bro’ fans who didn’t like when the group expanded their vocal templates, but it made them much better bands. On a song like “Melancholia” Entheos uses the screams to excellent effect, but in other places they just seem to be trying too hard. You shouldn’t be consistently feeling like a record would be more interesting as an instrumental than with metalcore vocals. “Sea Of Symmetry” feels like it succeeds more at what parts of Job For A Cowboy’s Sun Eater grasped towards, but the vocals again feel like the least amount of work went in compared to some of the insanely cool stuff other members are doing. In all honesty though, the kids who follow a lot of bands like this won’t care – though more attention would perhaps give the band more longevity and an expanded reach. Not that they need flowery melodic passages, but try to at least differentiate yourself from any dozen other screamers out there.

The tricky intro to “Suspended Animation” kept making my ears strain to hear the cool stuff from under unintelligible not even that intense kind of compressed sounding yargles. “The World Without Us” breathes a bit more and as such is a good choice for the single, but in other places it is just a super distraction from otherwise pretty killer musical passages. The solo section of “Suspended Animation” literally makes your damn ears feel relieved. The high pitch screams are a lot better, but an acquired taste. And meanwhile the rhythmic stuff and bass lines are so dope! If your ears are getting tired and you end up not remembering any lyrics but feeling kind of annoyed, that freakin’ sucks. As a result, this pretty stellar workout that would be getting a 3 or 4 out of 5 for effort and skill has the vocals bring it way down to a 2.5 for just being obnoxious and scene-core sounding.

Nocturnal Graves to re-issue “Satan’s Cross” debut

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:10 PM (PST)

Part of the joy of being a metal blogger (there aren’t many but the ones that there are are pretty sweet) is being able to write a sentence such as “Australian death metal brutes Nocturnal Graves will re-release Satan’s Cross upon the unsuspecting peasant hordes.” I take my kicks where I can find ’em.

The new edition of the album features cover art from renowned painter Paolo Girardi (BLACK BREATH, DIOCLETIAN, HIEROPHANT, and many more) and the album’s 5 track pre-production demos. The devil looks more ripped, I gotta say. He has been juicing. Pre order now so you will soon be juicin’ with Lucy yourself.

The deluxe reissue of Satan’s Cross will be released on CD and a limited LP + 10″ mini LP set on December 8 Pre-orders for the album are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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If you are the sort of person who doesn’t even feel squeamish or register an emotional shift when you see Nick from Fear The Walking Dead pushing a cart full of zombie heads, chances are you will feel a twinge of happiness in the bowels of your darkened soul pit as you hear “Red Before Black” by mighty death metal kings Cannibal Corpse for the first time. The song is probably their most immediate anthem of recent years since “Priests Of Sodom”, just an undeniable moment for the band from the opening note.

Check out the premiere of the title track to their new record HERE via our pals at Metal Sucks.

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