Search Results for "Metal Blade Records"

RiversOfNihil-Monarchy

Rivers Of Nihil are back with Monarchy, a Metal Blade release that is a big
victory for the death metal genre, the well regarded label and the East Coast
band. It is a captivating listen from start to finish, a record that rules
like a dark monarch’s shadowy yet obeyed decrees. This fucker has some
technical moments, some pure hostility and even more potent vacations into the
unknown.

Oh, and their “Sand Baptism” music video was half shot by kids!!

While the ‘Earth in peril/Sun worship’ plot subtheme of the lyrics reminds me
a bit of Shai Hulud’s excellent Reach Beyond The Sun, 2015 is a time when
people are more commonly embracing Earth conscious lyrics and subtexts. Its
cool that Metal Blade has released a lot of the best recent records in metal
that has more important environmental lessons under the surface of great riffs
and screams, from Cattle Decapitation’s The Anthropocene Extinction to the
aforementioned Hulud release.

Read a rock solid convo on the process of Monarchy BELOW.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

wovenwar-archers
Wovenwar continue to grow and impress. The band are more melodic than some can handle but I personally love it. The group are not afraid to incorporate their metalcore and emo emo roots but have pushed their corners, becoming more epic in the process. Skywriting vocals match the energetic and quite metal influenced leads and intricate lines, maximum energy on both songwriting and give and take with the fans.

Nick Hipa adds: “Our video for “Archers” is cut from live footagefilmed by Josh Knofffrom our recent hometown show at Brick by Brick. The lyrics heavily reference specific themes and songs from Shane’s previous band (Oh, Sleeper) as a sentimental nod to how that chapter in his life was unforgettably formidable. With that in mind, it felt appropriate to create a visual edit captured from our venue in a room filled with quite a bit of family and friends… it kinda just completes the whole vibe as positively nostalgic.

This is the kind of band who you would love to see live or in a perfect world share a stage with. There is a kinetic excitement in what they are doing and I had to finally show their album to my current guitarist in my band GET OUT. the other day, a big As I Lay Dying fan who is still adjusting (“Dude, it’s awesome. Promise.”). Wovenwar might be different but they are forging a new legacy with sharpened tools from their experiences. “Archers” is great evidence.

Watch it NOW.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

decap

Josh Elmore of Cattle Decapitation should be proud. His band have arguably made yet another record that could be called THE album of their career, they are killing it on The Summer Slaughter tour and the band are more relevant than ever as our world chokes and burns in anguish. I knew years ago when these guys came out that this band was special and while Elmore has been in the band since the early 00’s, his contributions are tremendous. I spoke via phone with Elmore about new album The Anthropocene Extinction, current placeholder for Death Metal masterpiece of the summer and perhaps even year (we’ll see when winter rolls around).

Read the full chat BELOW.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar
XXX

king

Abigail has long been my absolute favorite King release, though many prefer Them. I’m happy the King’s finest, IMO, hour is getting the US full tour treatment! Read my recent interview with the legend himself HERE about his near death experience and how he hates saxophones, then check dates out below. Mayhem Fest might be gone, but they went out with the coolest band to ever grace their tour (besides another Mickey Dee alumni band, Motorhead). Yes, the black horseman ride again and that jerk Jonathan is gonna have kind of a hard time.

Official statement:

King Diamond will be back on tour soon for an extra special event for fans – one not to be missed! As part of the set, the band will be performing the classic 1987 album Abigail in its entirety! The tour will begin on October 29th and runs through December 5th with legendary bay area thrash metal band Exodus as the opening act! The full list of confirmed dates is below. The general on sale for tickets begins Friday, August 7th at 10am ET.

dates BELOW.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

brains

Hey punk rock and prog history buffs! Got some PMA? We’ve got a special treat today. One of the BEST and least documented properly scenes ever is the Woodstock/Kingston 90’s scene. We had Jason Christopher (now of Prong and currently on tour w Corey Taylor), Shabutie (early Coheed & Cambria), Lounge (feat John Naclerio who would go on to record My Chemical Romance, Polar Bear Club and many more), Three (featuring guitar virtuoso Joey Eppard), all my early bands and many more! Oh yeah, and half of the freakin’ BAD BRAINS live in Woodstock!

Take a look back in time with reflections from many of the scene participants of the day. Special thanks to Mic Todd who was unable to contribute but gave it a good try.

Links to many of the bands current and past are present as well. RIP Pat Howland. Crank some mearth., Pitchfork Militia and Shabutie today!

Check out “Secret Youth” , a look back at the 90’s Woodstock scene HERE.

#badbrains #three #melancholy #drippinggoss #kwame #coheedandcambria #natekelley #lounge #blissfullyignorant #shabutie #mearth #beautifulbastards #woodstockny #grunge #punk #nineties

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Album Review: BTBAM – “Coma Ecliptic”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 2:32 PM (PST)

btbam_comaecliptic

Between The Buried and me are in a great phase right now, already respected
and with several classics under their belt, more plenty of “prove your mettle”
tours under their belts and a reputation up there with the best. BTBAM, with
Coma Ecliptic, step out of the shadow of Parallax and into their most concise
yet still deftly ambitious work ever. Alaska had heart and showed promise and
other moments like The Great Misdirect (a personal favorite) showed BTBAM were
unafraid to reinvent themselves or push at their corners with a flare akin to
Wilco, Mastodon, Candiria, Radiohead- bands with the hunger. Parallax is a
Crack The Skye or Dark Side of the Moon moment in BTBAM’s history, but not
their last hurrah.

“The Coma Machine” is perhaps my fave statement from the group yet as it is
really air tight even though lengthy and full of movement. Perhaps it is the
Scrooge-like theme of a man looking back on memories within each track, but
entire journey is impossible to miss. If you skip a track, like Cynic’s Kindly
Bent To Free Us, you’ll likely be compelled to go back and hear what you
missed. And with good cause, as “Memory Palace” alone is several awesome movements.

More BELOW.

Shai Hulud bring more misanthropic tour dates to your zip code

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10:37 AM (PST)

11665521_10153496813388934_6383525492279896854_n

Hardcore/metal hybrid pranksters Shai Hulud retain their bite/whimsy and demonic charm release after release. Matt Fox leads his band of mighty heroes on tours aplenty, but this one ought to be special. I feel also that they should write a song called “The Misanthropic #rapsongs of #ShiaLaBeouf” so that Shai Hulud would show up in more search engines. I’ve been listening to these dudes all week. Excelsior!

Dates BELOW.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar
XXX

Rivers of Nihil drop new track “Monarchy”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 1:30 PM (PST)

Rivers-of-Nihil-Monarchy

Pennsylvania tech-deathers Rivers of Nihil have today dropped a new track heavy enough to crush your will to continue living.

“Monarchy” is the title track off of the band’s forthcoming album, which is due out August 21 via Metal Blade Records.

Head on over to No Clean Singing to stream “Monarchy”!

Rivers of Nihil are:

Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitars
Jon Kunz – Guitars
Adam Biggs – Bass/vocals
Alan Balamut – Drums

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

e6b98c96-577d-43df-8358-c76628e9158a

Death metal’s speed obsessed sons of darkness Hate Eternal don’t ever fuck around in their quest to represent metal to the fullest. Their newest song is a real scorcher, one of the more listenable (some people can’t take this band’s intensity) songs they’ve done yet still truly punishing. Love these dudes. There are some riffs in here you will want embedded into your face/skull. The track titled “The Stygian Deep”, is streaming now at Stereogum.

Regarding the new track, HATE ETERNAL founder Erik Rutan comments: “”The Stygian Deep” has a very compelling and intriguing energy to it, dynamic and expanded yet aggressively rooted in the tradition of Hate Eternal. A very black mysterious journey that develops through many passages as you listen.  A musical landscape of much depth and darkness…”

Infernus  will be released worldwide by Season of Mist on August 21. Pre-orders for the album across multiple CD and LP bundles are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop. HATE ETERNAL previously released the first track from ‘Infernus’, “Pathogenic Apathy”, here.

New album Infernus is sure to be a thrill ride if other tracks are half this good and I’m loving the snare attack. Between this, Gutter Instinct and the mindfuck of the recent Alkaloid record, this is an awesome death metal year even if this is only a “halftime report”.

Track List BELOW.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Cattle Decap Flexi Series Entry “Cannibalistic Invasivorism.”

Posted by Metal Riot on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 3:37 PM (PST)

04423e53-4079-47d5-af3b-d3c265d206c9

San Diego deathgrinders, CATTLE DECAPITATION, will make their Decibel Flexi Series debut in the August 2015 issue with previously unreleased track, “Cannibalistic Invasivorism.” The ravaging new hymn – which will not appear on the band’s forthcoming new full-length, The Anthropocene Extinction – is currently available for public ingestion courtesy of MetalSucks.

Expounds frontman Travis Ryan of the tune, “One thing we learned from our last couple albums was that an album’s flow can make or break an album and it’s an often overlooked part of the album-making process. We ended up with a couple songs that got squeezed out of the album’s flow that were naturally then deemed ‘bonus tracks,’ and the track ‘Cannibalistic Invasivorism’ was one of them. It’s a song about doing away with pestiferous, invasive species of life through eating them, similar to the invasivorism movement by culinary artistes who use things like snails, squirrels, etc., or any animal/insect that need their numbers thinned down in any given area or ecosystem to have a positive impact on the region. Of course, in the ‘turning the tables’ nature of CATTLE DECAPITATION, in this song we find the target being the single most invasive species on planet earth: the human being. Enjoy!”

Sample “Cannibalistic Invasivorism,” now streaming at MetalSucks at THIS LOCATION.

 

A limited number of issues which include the flexi are currently available for purchase HERE but hurry!

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Wovenwar to perform special hometown show July 10th

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:16 AM (PST)

wovenwar-brick

San Diego’s Wovenwar, along with special guests SecretsHeartistHell or Highwater, and A New Challenger Approaches, will be putting on a special show at Brick By Brick on July 10th. The show takes place during one of the largest comic conventions in the world, San Diego Comic-Con. Those who are in town for the convention July 9-12 might want to take a night off from comics/games/movies to check out a metal show at Brick by Brick! The July 10th show is 21+, doors are at 7:30pm, and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and at the door. Tickets are available now through Ticketfly here: http://ticketf.ly/1Qn7ObE. Get there early! The bar is hosted by Sailor Jerry from 7:30PM – 8:30PM.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

RiversOfNihil-Monarchy
RIVERS OF NIHIL unveils “Monarchy“, their sophomore full length album. The record will be available worldwide on Metal Blade Records on August 21, 2015. A brand new track, along with pre-order bundles, are available online now. Fans can visit metalblade.com/riversofnihil to hear “Perpetual Growth Machine” and reserve copies now.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Armored Saint stream new album online #allwin

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:42 AM (PST)

ArmoredSaint-WinHandsDown
Head over now to metalblade.com/armoredsaint to jam this amazing album in its entirety below it’s available in stores. John Bush of Armored Saint will be a guest on the Full Metal Jackie radio show this weekend! Find a station airing/streaming the show: http://bit.ly/1J76LXu

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Have a Goatwhore Summer!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2:26 PM (PST)

PromoImage

The spry lads of Goatwhore will be kicking up cloven hooves and ripping souls out at a stage near you, USA! This Summer the band is in full support mode for Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, which we gave 5 stars!

Dates BELOW (and support bands are fuck nuts awesome!)

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

The Great Discord release “The Aging Man” video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 5:05 PM (PST)

the-great-discord-band

Swedish metallers The Great Discord have released a video for their song “The Aging Man”.

“The Aging Man” comes from the band’s forthcoming album Duende which will come out on June 2 via Metal Blade Records.

The band had this to say about the “The Aging Man” video:

The video is a mix of a presentation of our band, and a visualization of the concept behind our song, The Aging Man. The idea is that a man, facing his mortality, struggles with his impending death, here personified by Fia’s stage persona. Acting as a sort of inverted Saint Peter, or Charon, she is a gatekeeper, a guide, challenging his thoughts and beliefs about what is going to happen, and forces him to face his demons and his regrets. The game of chess is a symbol for this struggle. Welcome to THE GREAT DISCORD.

Check out the “The Aging Man” video here.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar
XXX