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Blues punks The Bobby Lees (Sam Quartin , Kendall Wind , Macky Bowman, Nick Casa) have been tearing it up on stages in Upstate, NY and around the country. While you may recognize Quartin from movie roles like the (forthcoming) Run With The Hunted and Let Me Make You A Martyr , this band is not a novelty project but a full fledged rock n rollercoaster. They totally scorch the stage with a howling sense of purpose and poetic sting, capturing a primal and at times even fun energy on Beauty Pageant . Feral animals and ghosts hiding in the trees agree that this band is the shit. This record and group truly deserve to be heard, so head to their Bandcamp and blast "Deem Em Dead" now. You can say you knew 'em when.
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The legendary Electric Wizard have exhaled a cloud of brimstone smoked darkness that has taken the shape of a new video entitled “See You In Hell.” Witchfinder/Spinefarm release their newest record befittingly titled Wizard Bloody Wizard in November, but for now you can get this sweet taste HERE.
This song starts with a bluesy dirge and sounds a bit cleaner than Time To Die (in hindsight one of their darkest records). Still, no complaints here. I mean, Jus is singing about hope being lost and other fun topics. I am def in the Electric Wizard do no musical wrong camp, in general. 7 minutes of top notch shuffling, powerful retro stuff here with major auras all around.
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West Virginia metallers Left Behind are currently on tour in support of their upcoming album Blessed By The Burn which is due out October 27 via Unbeaten Records.
You can check out Left Behind tour dates over at their Facebook.
Ahead of the album the band has released the song “Tough Love,” which you can check out here.Add to My Radar
STEVE MOORE (Zombi) returns with another hypnotizing new score for the acclaimed action/horror film Mayhem, starring Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja). A veritable portrait of shock and dread across seventy-plus minutes of analog synth tension, STEVE MOORE methodically crafts pulsating rhythms and penetrating arpeggios that constrict the listener into a deep sense of aural anxiety. With four soundtracks under his belt, STEVE MOORE is quickly becoming one of the most sought out synth composers in the horror realm and Mayhem is the ultimate demonstration of his unquestionable mastery of the style.
Hear Mayhem’s opening track “Welcome To TSC” now Below or via YouTube AT THIS LOCATION.Add to My Radar
On September 15th, Ensiferum will release their anticipated seventh full-length, Two Paths, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape. In anticipation of this sure to add to their already hearty legacy release, the band has now launched a fun live acoustic version of “Two of Spades” for their true fans (from their previous album, One Man Army). Frankly, this performance, especially the sing-a-long at the end is friggin’ awesome.Add to My Radar
I have been a fan of Josh Scogin’s work since he was in Norma Jean, which feels like a lifetime ago. I am admittedly just getting more into ’68 now because it took me THIS long to chill out a bit about being bummed The Chariot broke up. I interviewed him twice for that project for… I think both times were NEW NOISE, and fell in love with the chaos and unity of their live shows after seeing them a few times.
Anyway, I really dig the new ’68 video for “Eventually We All Win”. I had heard them before now of course, but this song really clicked with me and got me pumped and into the present moment. It captures the same kind of experimentation and relentless energy that has made Scogin’s past projects so special and appreciated and Michael McClellan is no slouch either behind the kit here. This two piece sound like a full post hardcore band most of the time, such is the caliber of their push and pull.
Catch ’68 On Tour Supporting The Bronx
September 22nd – October 19th
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Swedish thrash metal outfit THE HAUNTED have just released their new, 9th studio album entitled Strength In Numbers worldwide via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS and the album has entered the official sales charts in various European countries as follows:
Germany: # 49
Sweden: # 25
Swedish Physical Charts: # 4
Swedish Vinyl Charts: # 2
Swedish Hardrock Charts: # 1
Finland: # 32
Belgium (Top 200 Flemish): # 188
Belgium (Top 200 Wallonia): # 116
Furthermore, THE HAUNTED are revealing a new lyric video, created by Cloud Music Typography, for the album’s final track “Monuments” today.Add to My Radar
On September 15th, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, Two Paths, worldwide via Metal Blade Records (order HERE now). Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. Ensiferum has now launched a video clip for the 2nd single “Way Of The Warrior”.
Ensiferum comments: “Hi folks! So here it is, our brand new video of the song ‘Way Of The Warrior’. Like our music combines metal and folk elements so does this video. It was really great to be involved in the process more than we ever have been before and the result turned out to be fantastic! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording the song and shooting the video. So turn the volume up to eleven, move your furniture a bit so that you have room for moshing and press play!”Add to My Radar
Prophets Of Rage, the super groovin’ super group featuring RATM, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill members, have released a video for planned album opener “Radical Eyes”. It features some footage of recent protests as well as historical and sadly not so historical racist hate groups and deceitful, bigoted talking heads and politicians who pretty much all explode, hahaha.
The track is taken from PROPHETS OF RAGE’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on September 15 via Fantasy Records. The disc was recorded with legendary rock producer Brendan O’Brien (Audioslave, King’s X, Stone Temple Pilots) and as a result features the signature huge rock sound he is known for capturing so well paired with charged up performances by a band inspired to take out the trash and suckers who believed the hype and latched on to Trump’s con like gullible babies looking for a sweet teat to solve all their problems. Maybe you should learn about automation and stop believing there is ever gonna be a segregated world when the entire world is very diverse, you stupid entitled right wing dummkopfs.
Fun fact, did you know the eclipse staring far from actually alpha fast food scarfing moron in chief already has burned through the secret service budget from golfing in his whale ass khakis? Maybe they will stop doing their job like Trump told them to for Clinton, who knows. This is a capitalist society, right?
Check the clip out HERE.
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Within The Ruins is one of our favorite weirder metalcore bands around here, always tweaking their core sound to push their boundaries further skyward. Halfway Human, their latest, is a solid follow up to the mind blowing guitar work on Phenomena that finds the band working a bit better as a full group while still remaining technically fierce and fun. Honestly kids, with Dillinger heading out to pasture you fans of technical metalcore and hardcore better hope WTR and Car Bomb stick around and keep us guessing what will come next.
Today we can say for sure that a tour is coming next as well as a new video for “Incomplete Harmony” which you can check out HERE or below.
“We’re extremely excited to announce a full U.S. headliner tour with some great supporting bands,” says guitarist Joe Cocchi.
The band is also debuting the aforementioned all new live music video for their track “Incomplete Harmony.” Directed by Bobby Bates, this is the third music video we’ve seen from Within The Ruins since the release of their latest release.
Within The Ruins will be playing the “Ataxia” instrumental in its entirety on this run, and will offer additional surprises as well. “We’ll be performing some instrumental material live for the first time ever. On top of the ‘Ataxia’ instrumental medley, we’ll be throwing in a bunch of older material from our first few albums. Come out to a gig and bang your heads!”
Check out tour dates, supporting acts and the video below.Add to My Radar
Warbeast feature some of Bruce Corbitt’s fiercest vocals to date on new album Enter The Arena. There is almost no way as a serious metal fanatic to hear “Maze Of The Minotaur” and not go wild from the lightning assault of guitar and hammering rhythms paired with Corbitt’s gnarly and commanding proclamations.
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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.Add to My Radar
The progressive blackened metallic vikings of Enslaved have released a new video for “Storm Son” from pending record E. As ever, the band remain one of the premiere extreme metal groups who actually continue to grow and challenge audiences while remaining awesome. Comments on the album and video below.
The cover artwork was once again hand-painted by our friend and artist Truls Espedal and this time around we are also very happy to announce a few guest musicians on board for the songs “Hiindsiigh”‘ and ‘”Feathers Of Eolh”, including our dear friend of Wardruna Einar Kvitrafn Selvik as well as flutistDaniel Mage and jazz saxophonist Kjetil Møster.
Ivar explains about the title E:
“The concept of the album lies in both its meaning as a letter in the latin alphabet, and it’s runic reference: the rune “Ehwaz”, that is depicted as an “M” when drawn as rune (just to make sure it gets really confusing) – the runes are drawn to look like what they literally mean. Ehwaz (pronounced and used as what’s known as E, but drawn as an “M”) looks like and means ‘horse’. Which is closely linked to its esoteric meaning; which is ‘trust’ and ‘co-operation’. One of mankind’s oldest and deepest pairings/collaborations with any “outside” entities is with the horse. When they were first tamed and utilised there must have arisen the notion of some esoteric link between the two; now we could move swiftly, escape faster and even eat and drink from the animal (both horse milk and horse blood), and of course show off and brag before our enemies and peers with the most spectacular horses.
So, no, it is not about horses! It is about the symbioses that surrounds us; which are vital to our existence, to our development – on all scales: man and vessel (for instance horse, yes), a person and its significant other, child and parent, musician and instrument, chaos and order, subconscious and conscious, Oden and Sleipnir – wisdom and communication. There are many levels and variations of this concept on the album; the duality of man and nature, present and past personalities within one self, the conscious fear and the subconscious drive. And other symbiosis.”
The video was designed by the mega talented Josh Graham of A Storm Of Light/Battle Of Mice/Neurosis fame. E is out October 13th on Nuclear Blast.Add to My Radar
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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UK’s legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released the second single off their eagerly awaited 12th album, Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay.
Commented singer Dani Filth: “This track is one of my favourite songs from the new ‘Cryptoriana’ album – aside from ‘Achingly Beautiful’, ‘Death And The Maiden’ and the title track- due to its very unique flavour and its vehement brutality. The culminative strike is especially very ‘Dusk… and Her Embrace’ era Black Metal…
Inspired by the works of H. Rider Haggard, a Victorian author who schooled in my home town of Ipswich, this song uses the railroad annexation of the Transvaal in Africa during the 19th century to paint a vision of the greedy machinations of man coming up against a furious, displaced natural foe, thus posing an allegory for the downtrodden, revolting.
I also have the latin of this expression tattooed on my arm (due to being the usual supercilious Leo!).
The quote was made famous having been said in 1697 by Johann Bernoulli about Isaac Newton’s anonymously submitted solution to Bernoulli’s challenge regarding the Brachistochrone curve.
So… Enjoy. Indulge. Desire. Darken.”