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Conducting From The Grave have released a rather straightforward performance video for “The Rise”, directed by Michael Alvarez. Despite the fact that I never need to hear another song called “Rise” or anything similar (or “Liar”, for that matter) in metal or hardcore again, it is a solid display of technical skill, if not originality. Seriously, there are sooo many bands with a similar song title over the years – ironic since this band’s name is fairly inspired.

Nonetheless, the band is on point, clearly hungry and firing on all cylinders, while the rhythm section especially kill it.

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Monuments release “Origin of Escape” lyric video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 6:33 PM (PST)

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British melo-deathers Monuments have released the lyric video for their song “Origin of Escape” off of their forthcoming album The Amanuensis due out July 8 via Century Media.

Guitarist John Browne had this to say about the album:

“The album is about the Samsara cycle. The cyclical existence of life that we are all bound to.”

Check out the “Origin of Escape” lyric video as well as Monuments tour dates here.

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Wretched release Making of “Cannibal” Pt. 2

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:35 PM (PST)

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This is the year I hope Wretched really blow up and show everyone they are much better than many of their “peers”. These guys put to shame all the death core and floppy breakdown bullshit and auto clean vocal djent crap I am so sick of as a music journalist/fan. If you like heavy death music, Wretched are genuinely exciting! Imagine that!

Now I thought cannibals were made through extreme exposure to cold and desperation after plane crashes or just a general sense of hunger. That is not the case if you are a world class metal band.

Check in with WRETCHED at the studio, as guitarist, Joel Moore, talks you through the process of recording their forthcoming album, Cannibal. Moore describes Cannibal as the “most badass album WRETCHED has ever created,” going on to say, “These are some of the most technically challenging songs that we’ve ever written. If something wasn’t sounding right, we scrapped it and started over.”

Watch the “Making Of Cannibal – Part 2”.

Don’t miss WRETCHED perform tracks from Cannibal live all summer long on the Victory Records Stage at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. View the full list of dates
here.

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Album Review: Arch Enemy – War Eternal

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 9:42 PM (PST)

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It sent shock waves through the metal community when the startling news came down the vine that Angela Gossow was leaving the vocal throne of Arch Enamy to become the band’s manager, passing the microphone/baton to ex-The Agonist rising star Alissa White-Gluz. Look, skeptics have to remember that Michael Amott knows what he is doing. The guy could have stayed with Carcass I presume, but he chose instead to keep Arch Enemy as his main baby now (which is fine cuz I love Arch Enemy and Ben Ash was in Pig Iron, a sick bluesy stoner rock band with harmonica who played with Maiden once and are under appreciated in the USA…so, long story short, Ash gets my nod as a cool replacement in Carcass for Amott. But let’s get back to Arch Enemy proper.

“Tempore Nihil Sanat” opens the record with a flourish of ominous classical anticipation building. We hear some chanting that could be from The Omen or a Ghost B.C. record before…pay off! “Never Forgive, Never Forget” bangs in with such classic Arch Enemy style that you have to remind yourself there have been line up changes. “Never! Ever!” Even the album art is kind of cool, kind of ugly-like most of their CDs.

New guitarist Nick Cordle (ex-Arsis) does a great job, and though Chris’ leads are missed, the new stuff really is just as good. I mean, it is Arch Enemy. You know what you want and they deliver, with some surprises thrown in here and there. I’ll tell you this…I am more into this than the latest re-incarnation of The Haunted. Though maybe I am biased on both counts since I like Dolving-era Haunted the best and also since I heard Alissa is roomies with the drummer of Blackguard, Justine. Love me some Blackguard!

Anyway, “You Will Know My Name” starts off with almost power metal riffing, and the song could in fact be a mission statement for White-Gluz. She commands the number well, making it her own but showing she has the skill to also competently execute things in a style that makes this album sit well with Angela’s tenure.

Click HERE for more and to hear some music!

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Lambgoat are streaming  “Morsel”  from Victory Records standouts Wretched. By far the most brutal band on the label now that Pathology are no longer on the roster,  WRETCHED’s Cannibal will be available everywhere on June 10th, 2014. Doesn’t that album cover warm your heart, metal heads?   A skull with skulls for eye balls eating heads. And if you Google “wretched” and “cannibal” you get a lot of results for The Wretched Spawn, a lesser appreciated Cannibal Corpse album, f.y.i.

You can also download the digital single for Wretched’s  “Cranial Infestation”at iTunes and AmazonMP3 today.

Check the animated head eating shenanigans HERE.

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Darkane Euro Tour footage of “Ostracized” will booyah your day

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10:14 AM (PST)

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Swedish melo-death quintet DARKANE have unveiled live footage from their recent European tour with Soilwork, which Metal-Discovery described as “aural epicness… a mesmerizing and riveting experience.” You can watch along as the band performs the track “Ostracized” from their acclaimed 2013 release The Sinister Supremacy filmed by Philipp Koch & Oliver Laux (Drumtalk) at the Biblelot in Dordrecht, Netherlands below!

Says the band, “We recently completed a European tour with Soilwork that took us through Spain, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Holland and the UK. The tour went great and, with the two bands having previously toured together, everything went smoothly – apart from Soilwork’s drummer Dirk Verbeuren getting injured and having to sit out a few shows. Luckily our drummer Peter (Wildoer) isn’t one to back down from a challenge, so he took over the drum throne for Soilwork’s remaining gigs. Closing in on the end of the tour, Dirk felt good enough to play again, so he played the final show of the tour in Dordrecht. Spirits were high, and to make it even better, Phillip from Drumtalk showed up and asked if we wanted him to film the show. Of course we did! And he did a really nice job. Darkane 100% live and raw. As it should be.”

 

Click HERE for the footage.

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER announce “Fool ‘Em All” DVD; new trailer streaming now!

The Black Dahlia Murder are set to release their brand new DVD next month! “Fool ‘Em All” is the band’s second DVD and follows up their immensely popular “Majesty” DVD. Once again, director Robbie Tassaro captured the band on tour for another installment of absurdity and hilarity! This time around, put on your 3D glasses (included in the package!) to experience the band in stereoscopic 3D in select scenes throughout the DVD. “Fool ‘Em All” is scheduled for release on May 27th in North America. Fans can pre-order a copy and stream the brand new trailer HERE.

The Black Dahlia Murder’s previous DVD “Majesty” reached #2 on the Billboard Top Music Videos Chart US and #5 in Canada. The DVD would later be certified Gold in Canada.

The Black Dahlia Murder just wrapped up the Decibel Magazine tour with Carcass, Gorguts, and Noisem. In June, the band will return to Europe for club shows and festival appearances, including Hellfest, Download Festival, Graspop, and more!

Click HERE for tour dates.

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Arch Enemy show off new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz (ex-The Agonist)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:02 AM (PST)

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So Arch Enemy shocked everyone earlier in the week and announced Angela Gossow will become the band’s manager and pass her vocal torch on to ex-The Agonist vocalist Alissa White-Gluz.

Angela Gossow, who joined ARCH ENEMY in 2000 and made her debut on the now classic Wages Of Sin (2001), will be stepping down as front-woman and focusing on the band’s management. Now it’s time to lift the veil and present the new line-up with the title track of the upcoming album “War Eternal”. The video was produced by the band’s long time friend Patric Ullaeus.

Alissa kicks butt and, while she doesn’t have the fear inducing and able to dominate your puny manhood in five seconds glare of the formidable Gossow, Alissa still manages to sound really fierce on this new track. Today is a great day. Fred Phelps is dead and choking on Satan’s ding dong. I just heard the new Hellyeah album and it blows away all their old stuff. Agalloch have a new song. And now this! Horns skyward!

Chief song-writer, guitarist and band leader Michael Amott comments: “This is a day to remember. It is such a great feeling to come back with new music and to unleash the first single and video off ‘War Eternal’. Behold the first chapter of the new Arch Enemy saga… This is f**king war!”

Click HERE for the video!

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Wacken Open Air 2006Surprising news today, as Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy reveals she has left the band and is turning vocal duties over to Alissa White-Gluz. Angela will now take over managerial duties of the band.

Founder and gutarist Michael Amott spoke about the change: “We are eternally grateful to Angela for all her passion, hard work and talent. Her legacy is tremendous and will always be a big part of the band’s history. We feel great pride in what has been achieved in the past, but also look forward to new battles and new victories. We welcome Alissa with open arms – and we hope you will have open ears. We might have just created our most wicked metal opus yet with our upcoming album War Eternal!”

War Eternal will be the first album with Alissa White-Gluz on vocals.

Click here for statements from both women.

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Interview: Shores of Null – Pain Masquerade

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:19 AM (PST)

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In general, the lyrics reflects different moods and they talk about life, a precious gift we get to know day by day. They’re gloomy, cryptic, full of metaphors and revolve around the joys and sorrows of common people, their hope and resignations. – Davide (vocals)

Rome’s Shores of Null (newly signed to Candlelight) are purveyors of a powerful brand of metal fans of Edgar Allen Poe, Alice in Chains, Daylight Dies or any manner of gloom will want to glom up. These guys are fucking brilliant and the music on debut Quiescence is an absolute MUST HAVE release for anyone really suffering some deep pain in life or who just loves real rock music. This band can inspire, challenge your preconceptions, make you really deeply feel and embrace your vulnerability as mortal but also embolden the listener to confidence with riffs that are mountains. This may start the new Italian Renaissance.

Click HERE for our exclusive new interview with Raffaele and Davide.

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Album Review: Shores Of Null – Quiescence

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:58 PM (PST)

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Shores Of Null‘s Quiescence continues a monster streak for Candlelight Records. Signing the Rome based band is a huge win for the label, who have been on fire lately with releases from The Wounded Kings, Shrapnel and Ihsahn all adrenalizing the current album release quarter for metal hungry maniacs. The dark and expansive sounds exhibited on Quiescence prove to be completely addictive with hints of everything from Alice In Chains to My Dying Bride and even (very) old In Flames combining for a memorable experience.

This is a total grower like The Old Dead Tree’s criminally underrated concept album The Water Fields where you are expecting it to be kinda cool and then it becomes the main thing you are listening to. As a writer for almost a decade I get a shit ton of promos. Sure, I’ll throw something I really love from an old favorite like Kylesa’s Ultraviolet that I know I am gonna go back to into my Itunes, but a lot of music I don’t have time to revisit often because between work and a constant influx of new shit to pay attention to or write about, I am swamped! Shores of Null have already defied the odds and are taking over my “Top 25 Most Played” list. The best metal can instantly move you and this has that quality in excess.

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The Black Dahlia Murder announce Euro tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8:37 PM (PST)

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Detroit’s very own THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have just announced they are returning to Europe this summer! The band will perform at festivals and clubs in June and July, including Download Festival, Graspop Metal Meating, With Full Force, and more! The confirmed dates are below.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER issues a statement on the tour: “This summer is going to be another awesome European adventure! We are looking forward to seeing you all at the festivals as well as the more intimate headlining shows. You had better start doing some neck exercises now to prepare for the molten melodic metal onslaught… Lookout Europe! Here we come!”

To see the band’s video for “Goat of Departure” and check tour dates, click HERE.

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New music videos from Darkane, Týr and Chimaira

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:16 PM (PST)

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Hey kids. Some new video metal madness for ya, hot and fresh out the box. Who still watches videos? Metal fans (and people who all watched “Blurred Lines” for the nudity)!

ChimairaTýr and Darkane have all dropped some visual riff bombs for you that are all better than any stupid Super Bowl ads you might see in the near future.

Stay metal instead and click HERE to check em out.

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Amon Amarth premiere epic ‘Father of the Wolf’ video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 9:23 AM (PST)

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Amon Amarth have gone and made the most metal video you probably will see anytime soon. This raises things to a whole new level of Viking awesome, a ten minute mini-movie about Loki’s unrest. I actually got scared during the part where the freaked out dude at the campfire asks the other traveler if he can hear the dead coming. If this doesn’t chill and then subsequently get your blood pumping, I got no idea how to help you.

Amon Amarth  premiered this stunning production video for the track “Father Of The Wolf” at the first date of the US tour-taking place last night in Las Vegas (Friday January 17). You can see the video for yourselves HERE.

This IS heavy metal!

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Dark Tranquility announce North American tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 3:11 PM (PST)

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Swedish melo-death metallers Dark Tranquility are preparing to lay waste to North America.

Dark Tranquility will also be selling a 7″ EP on the tour, A Memory Construct.

Check out band comments on the “A Memory Construct” single as well as tour dates here.

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