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May 2018 Round Up: 4 faves of the month (mye)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:16 PM (PST)

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2018 is proving that each month has had plenty of cool metal and hardcore punk or extreme experimental music to peruse, thus making a choice of just 4 albums rather difficult. Heck, we got a Burn The Priest covers album featuring Melvins, Bad Brains and Cro-Mags covers this month, for pit’s sake. That is ridiculously rad. I decided to focus on original music releases though for my top choices for May. Remember that this is just what I was grooving along with the most. It doesn’t mean I think the new Dimmu sucks or whatever you want to project.

As I turned friggin’ 40 years old in April, I am more and more enticed to talk more about what music I like in my writing than what I don’t. Bands I am not crazy about get algorithm benefit from being discussed that helps them anyway, so I would rather try and put the word out and focus on what I think is actually good in metal rather than shred apart someone else’s gateway band. Unless a group has done something truly horrible and never changed, I am loathe to spend too much time on them when I could be plugging the new Baptists record, for instance.

I think a lot of the time we are so precious about having a better grasp of what music is “supposed to” be that we really wreck the potential for growth. The mainstream to me is like the Democratic party. I would rather participate and improve it with discourse than throw it out entirely and have a Trump style disaster (to use a metaphor) where all mainstream music is divorced from talent because no one stuck up for any real artists once they got famous. It is still a massive tragedy to me that Chester from Linkin Park had to deal with so much initial hate for making the poppier One More Light album that it maybe led to him choosing death. We really need to be more open minded, y’all. Everything has a place in the great wheel, yo.

That said, my list starts out with a lot of melody and ends up with a lot of Savagery, so you just gotta deal with it.

More BELOW.

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Australian tech death metallers Psycroptic and UK metallers Venom Prison are joining Aborted on the “Devastation On The Nation” tour.

The tour kicks off on May 25 at Kingsland in Brooklyn and will include Ingested, Disentomb, Arkaik, Signs of the Swarm (select dates), and Vale of Pnath (select dates).

On their latest album, which is nearing completion, Psycroptic had this to say, “It’s turning out really cool. I think it’s our best album by far. It sounds like a mix of all our albums, plus some newer and darker sounding elements thrown in. Artwork is complete, and looks insane! We’ll unveil that in good time…”

As for Venom Prison, this will be their  first ever US tour!

Check out a full list of tour dates here.

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Benighted announce European Tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6:21 PM (PST)

French death-grinders BENIGHTED have announced a fall European tour that sees the band joining ABORTED and CRYPTOPSY. The tour kicks off on November 1 and concludes on November 25. A full list of confirmed full dates can be found below.

BENIGHTED are touring in support of ‘Necrobreed’. ‘Necrobreed’ will “rip you to shreds… Not even a second after the album’s introductory soundbite is over, the French deathgrind outfit are tearing into eleven fast and furious tracks” (Decibel Magazine), and is streaming now at Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, and many more!

BENIGHTED are currently slated for a number of festival dates in 2018 with more live dates to be announced in the months to come. Appearances already confirmed for this year include Hellfest in France, Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic, Party San in Germany, and many more. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

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Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of Diluvium (defined as a great oceanic flood), their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. Diluvium is due out July 13th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records.

Watch the official video for “Diluvium” via below and all digital streaming services AT THIS LOCATION. “Diluvium” was directed by Mirko Witzki (Kreator, Blind Guardian, Caliban) and further explores the album’s celestial themes.

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Hooded Menace announce European Summer Tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 1:24 PM (PST)

Finland’s death/doom overlords HOODED MENACE have announced a string of European tour dates this summer. The mini tour kicks off on June 22 in Oberhousen, and sees the band playing at Death over Drachten in the Netherlands. A full list of dates can be found below.

HOODED MENACE are touring in support of their new album, ‘Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed’. Their most ominous, dark, and mature album to date, ‘Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed’ sees HOODED MENACE expertly weave dreary funereal atmospheres with dark melody, which only adds to emotional gravitas of what is sure to be one of the heaviest albums of 2018.

‘Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed’ is streaming now at Noisey. ‘Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed’, HOODED MENACE’s fifth full-length, is available here.

Track list
1. Sempiternal Grotesqueries 
2. In Eerie Deliverance 
3. Cathedral of Labyrinthine Darkness
4. Cascade of Ashes
5. Charnel Reflections 
6. Black Moss

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Drowned release “Violent March of Chaos” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:20 PM (PST)

Brazillian metallers Drowned have released their newest music video “Violent March of Chaos.”

“Violent March of Chaos” comes off the bands upcoming album 7th, which will be released on June 15, 2018. The record will be released in Brazil by Cogumelo Records and in the U.S. by Greyhaze Records.

The album was self recorded and produced by the band along with mixing and mastering by guitarist Marcos Amorim.

The band had previously released “Rage Before Some Hope.”

You can check out “Violent March of Chaos” and “Rage Before Some Hope” here.

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Phoenix, Az based critically acclaimed death metal group LAGO have premiered a Matti Way (From the North Films) directed music video for their song “Soiled Is The Crown” today via Metalsucks. The track, which saw Metalsucks commenting “If you like your DM with guts churned, ear drums rattled and knees shaken, this is the stuff for you!”, comes from their highly anticipated Unique Leader debut Sea of Duress which will see a June 8th release date and sees the band further refining their blackened, menacing brand of old school influenced death metal.

LAGO commented on the video, “This was our first experience making a video, so we were VERY apprehensive about the idea.  We tend to have a mentality of “less is more” in terms of our artistic direction, so the fear of doing something over the top and ridiculous was definitely there. This video is honestly the brain child of Matti Way.  We had a really simple idea and he really took it and ran. We were thrilled with how it turned out. The textures, the graininess, the cuts and especially the lighting turned out incredible! This video really encompasses the tone of the whole album in our opinion.” Matti Way added, “So what I wanted to do with the video was really bring out Lago’s eerie and ominous musical vibes that are interwoven throughout Sea of Duress…”

Watch the video for “Soiled Is The Crown” HERE

Physical Pre-orders for Sea Of Duress can be found AT THIS LOCATION.

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ALTERBEAST announce tour dates w/ Rivers of Nihil and Inferi

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM (PST)

Sacramento, Ca based tech death shredders ALTERBEAST will continue to support their critically acclaimed newest album Feast this June and July on the “Where Owls Know My Name Canadian Tour” alongside headliners Rivers of Nihil and Inferi. The tour, which runs from June 28 – July 19, will kick off in Portland, Me and hit a large portion of Canada as well as a portion of the American Midwest. See all dates below.

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Misery Index to kick off tour jaunt with Morbid Angel

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1:32 PM (PST)

MISERY INDEX are set to kick off an abridged U.S. tour as main support to the legendary MORBID ANGEL. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below:

MISERY INDEX are touring in support of their latest album, The Killing Gods. The band’s fifth full-length was recorded at Visceral Sound Studios with Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER) and Wright Way recording with long-time engineer Steve Wright (DYING FETUS, MARS VOLTA, SOILWORK). ‘The Killing Gods’ is streaming here.

MISERY INDEX tour dates
All dates with MORBID ANGEL
Apr. 16 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Apr. 17 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Apr. 18 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Apr. 19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
Apr. 20 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)
Apr. 21 Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar and Music Hall
Apr. 22 Albany, NY @ Chrome (MISERY INDEX ONLY)
Apr. 23 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s
Apr. 24 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Apr. 25 Grand Rapids, MI @ The intersection

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Nocturnal Graves stream “Silence The Martyrs”

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 1:35 PM (PST)

Titan from Nocturnal Graves is sure to be a powerful and unique work (despite having the same name as a recent pretty unfuckwithable Septicflesh record). It’s cool, there was more than one titan trying to conquer humanity in ancient myth.

The satanic death metal ragers have delivered a fearsome onslaught on “Silence The Martyrs”. I am into the rollercoaster heavy speed attack but am especially into the 1:48 mark where things get more atmospheric yet even more bleakly heavy for a minute. The band sound tight as heck on this record thus far.

Titan will be released May 18th across CD and LP formats including a deluxe LP with silkscreen print at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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RIP to Killjoy from Necrophagia

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7:35 PM (PST)

Killjoy from death metallers Necrophagia has passed. Andrew Edmunds at Last Rites wrote a nice tribute HERE.

Frank “Killjoy” Pucci was a little shy of fifty years old.

Necrophagia were one of the most old school death metal bands of note. In recent years they release WhiteWorm Cathedral and toured with Venom Inc., among other events of note. Anyone who has heard “Reborn through Black Mass” knows they went out with a powerful , crushing and very dark release.

The band formed in 1993 and was the main project for Killjoy, a benchmark act in the underground who used scary themes to concoct their dark death metal potions.

“Ancient Slumber” remains so fucking insane.

RIP.

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Wormed drummer G-Calero passes away at age of 27

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:16 PM (PST)

Sad news today as we learn that Wormed‘s technical percussive marvel G-Calero, real name Guillermo Calero, has passed away at the age of just 27. Truly sad and Calero was so talented. Our condolences to the band, friends and family of the departed.

Wormed are by far one of the more interesting technical extreme death bands. We highly recommend you check out their recent Krighsu effort. It is more than worth your time and money.

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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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