OMNIUM GATHERUM have just released their brand new single “Blade Reflections”. It is now available on all streaming and download platforms and will also be featured on a limited Edition Omnium Gatherum / Skalmöld split 7-inch, which will be available on the upcoming "Arctic Circle Alliance” European Tour (see below for all dates). You can watch the lyric video for “Blade Reflections” streaming here: https://youtu.be/j5glljbcJPw Singer Jukka Pelkonen comments, "In the light of recent events we wanted to voice our opinion about the tragedy of suicide. This is a subject that may concern anyone at some point. ʻBlade Reflectionsʼ is a statement against suicide and an encouragement to all of those who dwell in the depths of self-annihilation. Having been there myself too, I know how devastating it can be. There is nothing more precious than this life itself and it is worth seeing through. Though, we do not condemn those who choose to go, rather we want to stand by with all the rest, all of us, who are staying."
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New Jersey instrumentalists NY In 64 have released a playthrough for their song “50 Lbs. of Ash” over at GearGods.
The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled debut sees New Jersey-based instrumental outfit NY In 64 – the band formed by members of 1990s screamo act You And I and prog metal troupe East Of The Wall – pushing their sonic template to new heights, realizing an even more refined and uniquely inspired style of instrumental hardcore aggression on The Gentle Indifference Of The Night.
The guitars and bass for The Gentle Indifference Of The Night were recorded by Chris Alfano at Volume Fact, the drums and additional guitars recorded by John Ferrara at Portrait Recording Studios. The record was mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep Audio, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, and its layout completed with photography by Justin Hock and layout by the band and Brent Eyestone.
NY In 64 will release additional videos from The Gentle Indifference Of The Night and announce new regional tour dates in the coming weeks.
Head over to GearGods to watch the “50 Lbs. Of Ash” playthrough.
You can check out the video for “Couldn’t Be Saved” here.Add to My Radar
I guess Mike got his Pepsi, because Suicidal Tendencies are “Living For Life” in a new video that shows they are still the kings of skate punk and circle pit crossover for fun loving mooks everywhere. Some top notch Lombardo fills in this baby as well. It will fill you with thrashing nostalgia but also proves the life has far from gone out of this project.
The band says:
Check out “Living for Life”, the new video from Suicidal Tendencies from the album “World Gone Mad”.
Directed by Pep Williams, edited by Scott O’Malley for Guerilla Press.
It’s your life…live it! It’s easier to “find” excuses then to take action. Be STrong, Get Cyco!
Huge thanks to all the Suicidal Family Worldwide!
See you on tour around the world and look for the new SxTx E.P. coming out fall 2017.
After releasing their sophomore full-length, Honor Is Dead, to critical acclaim last year, Wovenwar is launching a new video for the album track “Cascade” today. It was directed/edited by the band’s own Nick Hipa (guitar).
More aggressive and fluid than its self-titled predecessor, Honor Is Dead was written with contributions from all members. The results speak for themselves, capturing a group that sounds truly unified, and hungry. Expanding upon the ruthlessly catchy melodies and hooks of their debut, Honor Is Dead makes for a listening experience with real depth, and a broad emotional range. Driven by a darker lyrical theme, the album’s 11 tracks hit with devastating force!
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The Haunted have released a song from upcoming ninth studio album Strength In Numbers. Recorded at Parlour Studios in the UK with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Exploited), the album will be released worldwide via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS on August 25, 2017. The song continues the band’s recent trend of focusing more solely on their aggression, since the return of vocalist Marco Aro (who is a screamer). I’m especially liking Jonas’ bass attack on this one, giving the track extra punch.
THE HAUNTED checked in to comment on the track as follows:
“We’re very excited to finally be able to air our first single from the new album Strength In Numbers and let it set the tone for the brutality of the album. “Brute Force” is one of those songs written in the early stage of making the album and shows our hunger to make new music, uncompromising, unforgiving and just to the point.”
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On my death bed I will probably ask the people planning on chiseling some silly bullshit on my headstone to instead use some Hatebreed lyrics: You want me to hold my tongue/Then why the fuck am I here?
Haha. But in all seriousness, Hatebreed are back with a new video for “Seven Enemies”. Check it out below. It is particularly Hatebreedy, so turn it up and get reminded what dedication to hardcore means.Add to My Radar
Body Count have a new video, perhaps their goriest ever. “Here I Go Again” will likely offend many but I for one found it to be hysterical and entertaining. Obviously Ice-T chopping up grandmas is way over the top and not meant to be taken seriously. The slow creepy voice narration from homie is also a lot of fun. You can see Ice hamming it up being both overly menacing and also making freaked out faces throughout as things get bloodier and bloodier.
In addition to the new video for “Here I Go Again”, BODY COUNT will be making their long awaited return to the stage in North America next month. The band will play their first show in the states since releasing Bloodlust on July 15th at the Chicago Open Air festival taking place at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL.Add to My Radar
Heavy metal nomads Castle have announced a slew of new dates and to celebrate have released a new video! This is one of the most valuable acts in metal and we are super pleased to report they have also been working hard on a fifth album in the Mojave Desert.
Virtuoso mega mind Devin Townsend has released a fantastic lyric video for amazing and inspiring track “Offer Your Light” from recent DTP album Transcendence. May cause head banging yet also staring hopefully at the horizon wondering how to make the most of your life and conquer your demons. Contact your doctor right away if you experience painful urination. That is totally unrelated to how rad this jam is.Add to My Radar
Iced Earth have never been the most subtle of bands, known for many over the top heavy metal songs that are large in scope. They are firmly in the Iron Maiden tradition and fans love them for it. You can pre order new record Incorruptible HERE and we highly suggest you do if you’re a fan of classic, huge metal. The band really put a lot into this album, even perhaps more than usual.Add to My Radar
Pennsylvania death metallers Incantation have released a 360-degree video for their song “Rites of The Locust.”
“Rites of The Locust” comes off the band’s upcoming album Profane Nexus, which is due out on August 11 via Relapse Records.
“With the advent of 360-video visualizer technology, we were able to convey the song’s powerful imagery alongside the intensity of the music. This song is an example of one of the more aggressive songs on the album. We feel it’s the perfect representation of death metal and everything an Incantation fan wants. Rage motherfuckers!”
Korn‘s new video for “Black Is The Soul” has premiered via Noisey. The track comes from the band’s latest album, The Serenity Of Suffering, released last fall and is my personal favorite song on the new record. It finds the band mining their darker territory and a heavy dissonant bridge recalling the debut but very well merged with larger grandiose elements and a huge chorus that is one of Jonathan Davis’ biggest yet.
The video calls to mind Lacuna Coil’s Karmacode cover art visually a little bit if you added in the spooky alien murky blackness of some key scenes in Scar Jo’s Under The Skin . But of course this is also a Korn vid so you get the band rocking out a lot as well as some freaky visual elements that seem to be about wrestling with feeling whole.Add to My Radar
Nashville, Tennessee metallers Enfold Darkness have announced their forthcoming album Adversary Omnipotent.
The album will be released on July 14 via The Artisan Era.
This is Enfold Darkness’s sophomore effort and their first album since 2009’s Our Cursed Rapture.
You can check out a teaser for Adversary Omnipotent and the tracklist for the album here.Add to My Radar
Indiana progressive metallers The Contortionist have released a music video for their song “Reimagined.”
The video for “Reimagined” is the first music video off of the band’s forthcoming full-length album Clairvoyant which will be released on September 15 via Entertainment One Music and Good Fight Music.
Keyboardist Eric Guenther spoke on the album:
“’Clairvoyant’ is the product of not only months of writing and recording dozens of song ideas over the last year, but also a definitive creative artifact outlining the artistic confluence of the six members of The Contortionist for our past and future endeavors. Collectively, we’re feeling proud, apprehensive, but ultimately excited to finally have this record speak for us as a meticulously sculpted voyage into our musical psyche. On album and stage, between the art’s presentation, zealous and even forceful sonic immersion, and interpretable lyrical and visual metaphor, we are attempting to bring the listener deeper into the world and musical language of The Contortionist. ‘Reimagined’ struck everyone simply as the most truthful and sincere place to start in this new universe.”
Check out the video for “Reimagined” as well as the cover art and tracklist for Clairvoyant and The Contortionist tour dates here.Add to My Radar
Wednesday 13 speaks about the title track:
“We weren’t trying to do a really long, Iron Maiden-type of song — it just came out that way. It wasn’t forced and I think it’s awesome! It’s one of the first songs I wrote for the record. The title Condolences came from when David Bowie passed away; I kept seeing ‘Condolences, sorry for your loss.’ I realized how powerful that word was, so I picked my guitar up and started writing the riff for it; I had the chorus instantly.”
“We shortened the song for the video — we cut two minutes off of it. But it’s still a really, really dark song. And I think we captured that vibe in the video. It’s definitely the strangest thing I’ve ever done – I filmed my fake funeral. I had all my friends there, putting flowers on a casket; it was really weird! I had a wreath that said, ‘In Memory of Wednesday 13.’ I’m the priest in it, doing my eulogy, and I’m also inside the casket, like I’m being buried alive. When we filmed the video, the director, Matt Zane, said, ‘This reminds me of Twisted Sister – ‘Burn In Hell’ or ‘Captain Howdy.’ And I was like, ‘Holy shit, it does! I didn’t even realize it.”
Read more about the video for “Condolences” and watch it here. You can also find Wednesday 13 tour dates at the link.