You gotta have respect for Artillery. The veteran Danish power thrashers have just released a new video for the song "When The Magic Is Gone", taken off the band's latest album, Penalty By Perception. To watch the video, please visit HERE. Artillery comments: "Our new video 'When The Magic Is Gone' is a song about death and grief, it is a very personal song which shows the more mellow side of Artillery. The video was recorded in Norrebro, Copenhagen by Terkel Christensen (Aggressive Art) who is an old friend of Artillery." On Sept. 23rd, Artillery will start their co-headline tour with Onslaught. Artillery will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their Terror Squad album on this run, playing 5-6 songs from that album, plus new songs from their latest album Penalty By Perception, as well as some more classics. See HERE for dates.
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In preparation for the release of that album the band is releasing a play-through of their song “Defeat Zeke”.
Check out the “Defeat Zeke” play-through and “The Sentinel’s Order” here.Add to My Radar
Vancouver’s Auroch have a winner in 20 Buck Spin first time on vinyl release From Forgotten Worlds. Death metal as Hell itself, the very conception of this record seems like it must’ve existed in a Platonically ideal metal mode. Dark and legit like a modern take at the early recording quality of Carcass thrown into a blender of the shatteringly insistent type of drum persistence that made Kataklysm and Cryptopsy fellow Canadian sensations, this album is dirty and possessed. It is awesome more people will get to discover this batch of songs thanks to the vinyl release.
“From Forgotten Worlds”, the incinerating title track, is a rewarding barrage of kick drum attack, shredded old school growls and carpal tunnel inducing fretwork that is as techy as the mostly more old school leaning band gets. The riff 3:50 into “Slaves To A Flame Undying” packs enough metal to fill the average person’s lifetime quota before an even heavier slow bridge drops us into the blissful depths further.
But the most powerful song of all might be the very no fucks given and 3:15 no joking around, to the point blitzkrieg of “Tundra Moon”, a near masterpiece of raw attack that is as brittle as a blizzard scoring your face (complete with a very Morbid Angel friendly raging guitar solo). “Fleshless Ascension (Paths Of Dawn)” even has a few dissonant riffs that could fit on the slower sections of an early Goatwhore record.
This eight song monster (order HERE) is as satisfying of a death metal on vinyl deal yet to hit the market this year. There is an unstoppable energy coursing through this release to more than hold you over until the new Gorguts. Bad ass stuff.
Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the re-signing of legendary death metal pioneers INCANTATION! The band, who originally signed to the label in the early 1990s and released some of the most influential extreme metal albums of all time, including Onward to Golgotha (1992), Mortal Throne of Nazarene (1994), Diabolical Conquest (1998), and The Infernal Storm (2000), has come full circle to reunite with Relapse for its forthcoming 10th studio album. INCANTATION, an institution for over 25 years, remains hands-down one of the most important, influential and consistently regarded artists in metal, and the band’s new material is sure to be no exception.INCANTATION’s entire back catalog is now available for streaming via the band’s Bandcamp page AT THIS LOCATION.
INCANTATION members John McEntee and Kyle Severn commented on the re-signing:”2016 is off to a great start for Incantation Death Metal!!! We are extremely excited to announce that we are returning to the Relapse Family. They were there a quarter century ago when Incantation and Relapse were both starting their careers, so to be able to come full circle and release our 10th studio album with them is truly amazing and we are looking forward to the release and touring this record later this year!!!!” -Kyle Severn
“Yes it is true we have returned to Relapse Records. Over the last 8 years we have been working with them on various projects with great results. It’s awesome to start a new chapter of the band going back to our roots and working with the label that believed in us back in 1990 when we were still a demo band. It’s great to work with a label that still believes in us in 2016 and still believes in the perseverance of real death metal.” – John McEntee
Additionally. Relapse Records founder / president Matt Jacobson added:
“Incantation are one of the true pioneers of American death metal and their unwavering dedication, consistency and longevity is unmatched. We are proud to welcome them back to their original home.” – Matt Jacobson
Oh ye of little faith…of COURSE Facedown Fest will be awesome this year. From Rival Choir’s anticipated slot to My Epic’s sure to be melodic and imaginative set to the return of Impending Doom, there is a lot to be thankful for for fans.
We are super excited to announce that the 2016 Facedown Fest will showcase Impending Doom‘s first live show in 3 years! We also have the exclusive West Coast Seventh Star reunion show as well as For All Eternity‘s first US show!
Join us May 14 at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. Tickets are available now at facedownfest.com.
Dates and line up below.Add to My Radar
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are one of the more cunningly revolutionary bands in heavy metal, fiercely symphonic and yet darker than most. The new track from the band was enough to make me pause a Firefly marathon for a swan dive into one of the coolest lyric videos I’ve seen in awhile. Veins full of gold dust, ancient books, greed and just all around awesome lyrics like “in delerium I obtain my obscure desires” make this a very absorbing adventure.
Another very worthy addition to the band’s growing symphonic death ball of fire which shall soon engulf the world.
“I feel the weight of metal.” Indeed.
It’s the attention to details, killer musicianship (including leads), strong yet navigable extreme vocals and a hint of madness that puts this band so far ahead of most of the pack.
Watch the captivating lyric video for the brand new song “Gravity” from the band’s upcoming opus KING, out worldwide on Feb. 5th –nuclearblast.com/fleshgod-king.Add to My Radar
There is really nothing quite like GOJIRA‘s From Mars To Sirius classic in all of metal, save a heavy Morbid Angel influence in some of the vast and massive riffs.
Simply put, I like it more than Leviathan at the end of the day.
GOJIRA ‘From Mars to Sirius’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY box PRE ORDER
The box content :
– Exclusive cassette of ‘From Mars to Sirius’ – only available in this box.
– 4 never revealed prints of Joe Duplantier ‘s sketches made before the final cover art
– Exclusive artwork flag with one of those sketches
– Exclusive guitar From Mars to Sirius pick
– First 500 buyers will get a postcard to be able to win an Exclusive JACKSON guitar displaying ‘From Mars to Sirius’ artwork all over its body.
All postcards should be sent to LISTENABLE and a winner will be picked at random by the band during Spring 2016.
PRE ORDER NOW HERE : http://www.shop-listenable.net/en/3_gojira
Swedish death metallers Entombed A.D. have released their newest song “Midas In Reverse”.
“Midas In Reverse” comes off of Entombed A.D.’s forthcoming album Dead Dawn which will be released on February 26.
Check out “Midas In Reverse”, comments from guitarist Nico Elgstrand and Entombed A.D. tour dates here.Add to My Radar
Belgian death metallers Aborted have released their latest EP Termination Redux.
Termination Redux is the latest release after 2014’s The Necrotic Manifesto, the band’s eighth full-length studio album.
Check out the Termination Redux tracklist, the lyric video for “Vestal Disfigurement Upon The Sacred Chantry” and Aborted’s European tour dates here.Add to My Radar
Pennsylvania death metalheads Rivers of Nihil have parted ways with Alan Balamut.
In Alan’s place Rivers of Nihil have brought Dylan Potts on board.
You can check out a statement from Alan, a drum play-through of “Perpetual Growth Machine” by Dylan and Rivers of Nihil tour dates here.Add to My Radar