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Archspire set to kick off ‘Bloodletting’ North American Tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 9:34 AM (PST)

A reminder that tech death maestros Archspire, which placed at #14 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, will embark on the “Bloodletting North America XI” tour later this month.  The Kennedy Veil, Origin and a slew of other bands are also on the package.

A full list of confirmed tour dates and the music for “Involuntary Doppelgänger” can be found below.

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Morbid Angel announce “Kingdoms Disdained”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 9:38 PM (PST)

Morbid Angel have a lot to lose if their follow up to the much, uh, destained Illud Divinum Insanus has even one bad song on it. That record left such a poor taste in many people’s mouths that it made Limp Bizkit’s Results May Vary seem universally acclaimed. I am not crazy about the new cover art, which kind of looks like a much later wave up and coming tech death band rather than something we’d expect from such genre forefathers, but the fact that Steve Tucker is back has me very, very happy.

Shit, I am happy all around from ‘it’s about free speech’ people having to eat total shit due to the proof of Breitbart and Milo working directly with Nazis that broke today, and this Morbid Angel news also has me stoked. I really want the album to be good and so if it is I will look past the cover. The new Metallica art was awful but the album pretty much rocked, so there is that. Anyway, remember kids…racist and self hating collaborator karaoke is the most pathetic and least self aware karaoke and keep your metal raging and not cheesy.

Kingdoms Disdained will hit streets on December 1 through UDR Music.

 

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Obscura “Cosmogenesis” Deluxe LP Reissue Pre-orders, baby

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:25 PM (PST)

Obscura have a Cosmogenesis vinyl reissue coming out if you would like to get lost in some insane tech death for an afternoon or several. Let’s get blazed and by the time you are chilled out from a good batch of Obscura action I will let you know if I scored a highlight clip reel of Keeping Up With The Kardashians with the music of Keep Of Kalessin to create…Keep Of Kardashian‘s first unofficial music video! Sorry, I’m wilin’ out.

This re-issue looks kick ass and should ship near the end of the month. Pre Order HERE.

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Winds Of Plague announce new album “Blood Of My Enemy”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2:17 PM (PST)

Winds Of Plague return this year with Blood Of My Enemy via eOne, their latest symphonic death core offering. Check out a new video and track listing BELOW.

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Cannibal Corpse “Red Before Black” album details and pre orders.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 9:46 AM (PST)

On November 3rd, kings of death metal Cannibal Corpse will release their 14th full-length, Red Before Black, via Metal Blade Records. This is their best album title in awhile. A Skeletal Domain was cool and all but the cover art was more haunting and didn’t really give the sense of mayhem as well as this cover. The title Red Before Black also just sounds like it is gonna be classic while having more imagination than, say, KILL. Hahaha.

For a first preview of Red Before Black, the band has launched a video for the single, “Code of the Slashers”. Directed by Zev Deans (www.panoramaprogramming.com – who created videos for Behemoth‘s “Messe Noire”, Ghost‘s “Square Hammer”, Portal‘s “Curtain”), “Code of the Slashers” can be viewed at: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

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Venom Prison exit scheduled dates with Decapitated, issue statement

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:24 AM (PST)

Photo by Jake Owens

UK extreme metallers Venom Prison are one of the most exciting and take no shit bands in death metal right now, a massive breath of fresh air. Now the band have done the right thing and pulled out of upcoming tour dates with Decapitated in response to the band’s gang rape allegations. Read their statement below.

It is with great dismay that Venom Prison is opting to pull out of our scheduled dates in the UK with Decapitated. As you are no doubt aware, the members of Decapitated were arrested on Saturday, 9th September in Santa Ana, California.

It is no secret that Venom Prison are opposed to rape and sexual assault, the band continue to advocate women’s rights and bring attention to the many serious issues which continue to plague the extreme music genres.

Venom Prison would like to stress that everyone is entitled to a fair trial – via the appropriate legal channels, not just via social media – and Decapitated remain respected musicians until proven otherwise. In addition, we would state that the burden of proof in any criminal matter, at least in the UK, is that of beyond all reasonable doubt, that 99% what is alleged to have happened did happen. On that basis, until an individual is convicted, we are not in a position to comment on the present allegations.

It is imperative that we state that we don’t believe these things ‘just happen’, so regardless as to the extent of the allegations, inevitably situations such as the one Decapitated have found themselves in, more often do than don’t involve some degree of inappropriate behaviour.

As above, we have not made any effort to hide our views on what we see as an issue that is becoming more and more visible, an unfortunate ugliness that continues to spread. On that basis, we apologise to anyone who has already purchased tickets specifically to see Venom Prison, and whilst we would ask that you reserve your judgment, Venom Prison will not be performing at the scheduled dates.

Furthermore, we have opted to donate £200 to Rape Crisis England & Wales. We hope that you will continue to raise awareness to issues such as rape and sexual assault, in music and anywhere, we must continue to take a stand and as long as Venom Prison is a band, we will continue to resist censorship and make our feelings known.

We thank you for your continued support.

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How to react at first when a sexual assault allegation hits the scene

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1:52 PM (PST)

TW: Sexual assault, scene idiot fans.

So, I have been a Decapitated fan for years and was really looking forward to covering their NYC show next week. I was on the guest list and have several of their records and was stoked. Do you think that my primary concern upon hearing that the band are accused of gang rape is that I hope it is not true and their career is not maligned? No.

If your first response upon hearing a fan say they were assaulted is to automatically discount them because you like the art of someone who is also human and capable of being very flawed or massively fucking up as many humans throughout history have proven (trust me – some VERY popular bands are major liars), if your first response is to knee jerk call the accuser a slut or groupie or liar, if your first response is to go buy merch from the band to prove you believe in them no matter what (see As I Lay Dying fans after Tim’s arrest), perhaps your priorities are super fucked up? Yes.

More BELOW.

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Immolation’s Euro ATONEMENT Tour with Azarath, Melekesh commences

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:14 AM (PST)

Hey, it’s 3AM here and I just got back from a late night coffee at a diner with a friend conceptualizing world takeover. Metal Riot and Dying Scene had some hack bot bullshit again but we are back and I am really stoked to remind all our European readers to attend the Immolation ATONEMENT Tour ASAP. This is one of the most perfect live tour line ups for death metal and various extreme extremities of the Fall! Let’s face it – Immolation are friggin’ death metal gods. “Destrucive Currents” seems like a fitting song for the times right now.

Yes, Immolation of course are always amazing and I am really a fan of Polish death lords Azarath’s latest record In Extremis in particular from this line-up of groups at the moment. Completely uncompromising and incredible ferocity, technical but not pompous and still very old school in enraged bashing execution.

Anyway, a moment of metal respect and silence for everyone struggling with hurricane forces right now. And for the fans who need a lift up remember metal is there for you and may your days and nights be full of only the best of it! This tour is a good way to ensure that is what happens to you!!

Dates and music below.

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Inverted Serenity premiere “We Who Wander” at The New Fury

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 7:34 PM (PST)

Winnipeg tech death band Inverted Serenity have a new song out today called “We Who Wander” that you can check out HERE at The New Fury blog. It is a blur of speed, well executed and precise death metal, tricky melodic instrumental passages and even a sleazy guitar solo moment or two amidst the progressive and straight up newer tech death metal influences. Fans of everything from the skillful insanity of Augury, Beyond Creation or Decrepit Birth to the prog touched inspiration of Circuitry or Fallujah can find aspects to enjoy. Pre Order As Spectres Wither , their new album HERE (it is out early October and has cool and not cliché cover art.

Inverted Serenity member Marc had this to say about today’s song premiere for “We Who Wander”:

“What provoked the lyrics for “We Who Wander” was the frustration I felt after someone told me I would “grow up and play country some day”. Of course, their condescension ticked me off, but as I reflected on that statement more and more it was this person’s lack of passion and understanding for art that bothered me more. There isn’t much that is more subjective than art. Every art form is as valid as the next. You can’t tell someone what can and can’t inspire them, especially if you aren’t inspired by anything yourself. If it’s unorthodox to play death metal, so be it. There’s nothing wrong with defying convention from time to time. But if “growing up” means suppressing passions and abandoning any creative thought that crosses my mind, I’d much rather wander in immaturity than conform to whatever bland existence is deemed more admirable.”

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Cannabis Corpse stream “Left Hand Pass” title track

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 2:52 PM (PST)

Death metal powerhouse CANNABIS CORPSE are streaming a new track from their forthcoming album, ‘Left Hand Pass’. The album’s title track, a ripping dose of death metal is available for streaming and sharing now, here.

‘Left Hand Pass’ will be released worldwide on September 8. Pre-orders for the album are available now at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

The track list and artwork for ‘Left Hand Pass’, painted by Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, EXODUS, ABYSMAL DAWN, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and more) can be found below:

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Watch Thy Art Is Murder’s “Stories Of Desolation” trailer

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 1:15 PM (PST)

THY ART IS MURDER have released the “Chapter 3: Stories of Desolation” trailer ahead of the release of their latest album Dear Desolation. The album arrives this Friday, August 18, via Nuclear Blast.

Watch the clip here.

It may be only four minutes in length, but it’s a deep dive into the heart of Dear Desolation.

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Decrepit Birth release triumphant ‘Hieroglyphic’ playthrough

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 3:13 PM (PST)

Many death metal disciples are rightfully rejoicing over Axis Mundi, the return offering from tech death vets Decrepit Birth. ‘Hieroglyphic’ is one of the most intimidating musical performances of the year and so what could be more perfect for the band to release as a playthrough track? You can check out the dizzying spectacle of complete and utter sickness below.

“We’ve gone through an evolution throughout the years” says founding member and primary songwriter Matt Sotelo. “The last couple of albums we had, Diminishing Between Worlds and Polarity, were more progressive death metal. They were different from …And Time Begins, which is a different genre of death metal. It’s more brutal. I’m the type of guy who likes to experiment. …And Time Begins has no solos. It’s all really fast palm-muted riffs. The other albums breathed more with the guitars. I let chords ring out on Diminishing Between Worlds and Polarity. Axis Mundi is combination of all the stuff I’m into. I like it a lot right now. It’s more melodic. The riffs repeat intentionally. I want to have fun with these songs”.

 

 

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Cormorant stream masterful new ‘Diaspora’ album at NCS

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 2:50 PM (PST)

Sometimes I get accidentally death metal bougie and forget I have heard records before the release date often when the general public hasn’t. To be fair, I listen to a lot of promos for this site and it isn’t always easy to keep the release dates in mind. The most important thing though is to remember if the album is good and beyond a doubt Cormorant‘s Diaspora is one of the must hear releases for the scene this year.

No Clean Singing hosts the official stream today for the Bay Area band of the progressive deathers and it will blow you away. Do NOT be left in the dark regarding one of the most important extreme records of 2017, full of lengthy yet engaging and soul churning performances. “Preserved In Ash”
in particular is a tornado of intense emotion paired with the tempered focus skilled musicians bring to complex arrangements yet with neither subordinate to the whole affect (plus you gotta love that statement of intent drum intro).

Hear Diaspora at THIS LOCATION.
 
No Clean Singing crowns Diaspora the band’s, “most extravagant and ambitious album yet,” furthering, “Whether it’s the feverish, chaotic drum work and snarling vocals of ‘Preserved In Ash,’ or the doomier, proggier strains of ‘Sentinel,’ CORMORANT rarely (if ever) seem content to simply rest on their laurels, and each of the four tracks which make up this album are absolutely packed with a wealth of unexpected twists and turns – moving swiftly back and forth between moments of ferocious blasting, moody melody, grandiose riffery, and ominous atmosphere – all designed to keep the audience on their toes and to prevent them from ever becoming too comfortable or complacent. As a result, Diaspora can be a challenging, even demanding, listen at times. At just over an hour in length it certainly isn’t for the faint of heart, and requires a solid investment of time and mental energy from the listener to appreciate fully, but this devotion is ultimately rewarded tenfold with one of the most diverse and dynamic musical experiences of the year.”
 
Diaspora will be released independently on 2xLP, CD, and digital formats on August 11th with US and European distribution through War Crime Recordings. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.
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Archspire announce North American tour

Posted by Metal Riot on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 4:39 PM (PST)

Photo: Alex Morgan Imaging

ARCHSPIRE will take part on the forthcoming “Bloodletting North America XI” Tour. “Bloodletting North America XI” is slated to begin on October 20 and will continue through November. A full lineup and confirmed list of tour dates will be unveiled in the weeks to come.

ARCHSPIRE will be touring in support of their forthcoming new album, ‘Relentless Mutation’. The recently released a new track titled “Remote Tumour Seeker”. The track, another insane dose of masterful death metal musicianship, is streaming now at Lambgoat.

‘Relentless Mutation’ will see a worldwide release on September 22. The album was recorded and engineered by Dave Otero at Flatline Studios (CATTLE DECAPITATION, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, ALLEGAEON, NIGHTBRINGER) and features artwork from Eliran Kantor (HATEBREED, SOULFLY, HATE ETERNAL, and more). Pre-orders for ‘Relentless Mutation’ are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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Spawn Of Possession break up

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 7:51 AM (PST)

Highly regarded critically yet not a household name by any means, the nonetheless awesome death metal band Spawn Of Possession have sadly broken up and released a statement:

Last week we decided to put SoP to rest due to several problems, mostly because we now realise we dont have the time to either finish a beast like a new album properly or do anything else with SoP for a long time. So the band has pretty much just faded away at this point. Anyway! We are very thankful for all the support we had through the years!

Cheers!

Metallum mentions that a follow up to final LP Incurso was planned, but now that the band is kaput we have no idea if this will ever happen.

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