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Interview: Akurion – Mike DiSalvo’s fierce new Canadian force

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11:12 AM (PST)
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 No weak minds and hearts need apply their ears here. The time has come. Let the takeover begin…

“Mike DiSalvo is back and I couldn’t be fuckin’ happier” says a fan on the Akurion bandcamp.

The ex-Cryptopsy vocalist is a fan favorite to a certain slice of death metal fans and Akurion is a veritable underground supergroup to those in the DM know. It is not every day someone like DiSalvo, with some influential records under his belt, tells me I asked a question he’s never been asked before.

Let’s all check out the scoop on the moody and brutal genius of Akurion BELOW.

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Cirrhosis to appear on Metal Riot’s Creature Honeymoon comp.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 11:17 AM (PST)

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Over many, many years I have played shows with various incarnations of CIRRHOSIS on the same bills . The band has had a lot of line up changes over the years and some close friends and even ex members pass away. I was just saying to my good pal Mucus Cirrhosis “don’t let the kingdom suffer the quarrels”. We’re all stronger when we work together, survive and rage. Mucus and Aaron Morris have always shown me nothing but respect , so I’m thrilled to have them writing a creature from the black lagoon type song for Metal Riot’s Creature Honeymoon HALLOWEEN Compilation! More details soon! Almost all the bands have been announced!

Halloween comp artwork (by the powerhouse Kim Zangrando) reveal in next few weeks! But we are stoked to say that Tyrant Of Death ,MongrelBandThe Great GoddamnFad NauseamGolden Torso (ex-Kylesa), Night Viper (ex-Church Of Misery), GET OUT. , Geezer and Septa are locked in. The last few slots are mainly “filled” but working out recording logistics, etc. This is shaping up to be a rad “Metal Riot Creature Honeymoon!”

“i spent many late night watching all three classic movies. i tried to get into the creatures head. ……This deadication to the Gill-man is a tribute to his lonesome agony in the abyss and a graphic tale of how mankind invaded his solace and they all got slaughtered” – Mucus Cirrhosis.

Weird Kids Table: 5 bands daring to mix genre and get cray

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 9:14 AM (PST)

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Sorry kids, but the buck doesn’t stop at Converge. As much as I am a HUGE fan
of J. Bannon and the gang, it didn’t even completely start there. Any early
Today IS The Day or Starkweather fans out there? Yes, Converge are for many
the go to band for a mix of some of the most extreme metal, hardcore and noise
with DIY heart out there. They have earned their stars as scene generals
through serious drive and are an example of “you reap what you sew” in a GOOD
way!

For me, it is thrilling to find bands who are unafraid to tread a bold path.
Myrkur comes to mind as a total “no fucks given” type who is making really
cool music out of combined aesthetics. I’ll even say I personally think the
latest Liturgy record is totally ingenius and you can call me a hipster while
I ignore you and really enjoy myself. It’s ok, I like Dissection’s records as
well (even as a bi sexual male…God, that was such a fucking shame).
Look, We’re all gonna die someday so make the art you want to. Have you HEARD
how rad the new Tribulation is? Seriously!

You really want all of mom and dad’s cash to go towards you being another mall
emo clone band or strictly “commercial” hard rock radio (in a pretty much post
radio age, lmao) sound? It’s pretty commercial to me that Fear Factory, Cattle
Decapitation and Lamb Of God are posting the best chart numbers of their
careers, even if it is easier to chart high these days by selling a few
thousand records in the day of music entitlement. I’m all for shared
experience and sampling and content trade and mix tape culture but also see
the music being given out on platforms artists never signed up to be on or
used to sell Youtube ads. Don’t pretend all your reasons for wanting free
music are pure. It fuckin’ makes it really hard on working creatives so cut
the shit.

That said, a punk rock non whiny spirit is also important and here are some
bands that don’t get discouraged easily and do their own thing SO FUCKING
WELL.

See the list BELOW.

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If you’re like a lot of metalheads you have your go to bands and the rest of the time browse sites or magazines with a certain lifelong true dedication mixed with dulled near boredom at the car crash many bands regularly call “releases” or “promotion”. Especially if it isn’t your favorite sub-genre of heavy. Granted, we all have more open minded days than others but it is nice when I see a band live and then the next time they release something I’m much more curious.

Such was the case today when seeing Decibel has a new video premiere from Fit For An Autopsy. Listening to the unfuckwithable excellence of the new Tau Cross and drinking coffee half-baked while also corresponding with cuties and/or musician’s, I took a break to check my mail and saw the FFAA press release. While Tau Cross is by far one of the best records of the year, the full bore if much different FFAA live set I witnessed not so long ago has me curious enough to check the new video out.

The new song is the title track from their forthcoming new LP due out this fall. “Being able to bring a visual representation of our art to the fans is a big deal to us,” says guitarist and producer Will Putney. Directed by Max Moore, this is the first music video the band has ever done. Putney continues, “Working with Max Moore allowed us to do that easily. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome and are really excited to finally release Fit For An Autopsy’s first ever music video.”

Watch it HERE. The simple and effective blend of darkness, weird shit and performance make it a winner. Much less gimmicky than people writing these guys off might’ve expected.

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Abiotic September Tour Dates

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 8:46 PM (PST)

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Abiotic will be back on tour beginning September 4th! The Florida natives heading out on a two week trek and will be joined by Reaping Asmodeia on shows beginning September 7th. More dates are still TBA, and the confirmed listing is below. Follow facebook.com/abioticfl for updates.

Abiotic released their sophomore album Casuistry in April on Metal Blade Records. It cracked two of the Billboard Charts and landed at #50 on the Current Hard Music Album Chart and #68 on the Billboard New Artist Chart. Casuistry is available for purchase HERE. While there be sure to check out the stream of “Cast into the Depths”, featuring Dying Fetus front man John Gallagher on guest vocals.

Dates BELOW.

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Gorguts reveal plan for single song album? Schwiiiiing!!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 5:24 PM (PST)

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Luc Lemay of greatest band in the world Gorguts has spilled to Frank from Metal Injection plans for a one song style album! As a big fan of some good examples of this idea from USX’s The Valley Path (which I often gush about) to Inter Arma’s “The Cavern” or Meshuggah’s classic “I”, this is pretty fuckin’ golden news. Goguts are so skilled and Lemay always so ambitious that this is sure to be an intense opus. Formidable minds in death metal shall never be thwarted!

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Rivers Of Nihil streaming must hear sophomore LP “Monarchy”

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:27 AM (PST)

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This Friday sees the release of RIVERS OF NIHIL‘s sophomore album “Monarchy” via Metal Blade Records. Right now at metalblade.com/riversofnihil “Monarchy” is streaming in its entirety. Be sure to check out this landmark album and if you haven’t go ahead and pre-order your copy!

RIVERS OF NIHIL have a special CD release show scheduled for This Wednesday August 19th in Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus. Fans will be able to hear songs from “Monarchy” performed live for the first time and purchase the CD in person. A full autumn tour itinerary will be announced soon.

A video documenting the making of the album has been released today and can be viewedHERE. The video was shot during recording at guitarist Brody Uttley’s home studio and recording at Atrium Audio in Lancaster, PA with Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. This video gives fans an insight into the processes behind the tracking and concept of “Monarchy.”

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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.

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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.

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God damn, two rad tunes, one bassist! Yes, two awesome songs that both feature fret dominator Brett Bamberger. The new Revocation clip and Publicist UK‘s dark, Bauhaus-esque “Away” are two very different but thrilling jams. Tuesday, you are thus forth renamed Brett Bamberger’s bitch!

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Atheist unreleased live footage is quite special

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 8:44 AM (PST)

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ATHEIST are streaming previously unreleased live footage of the band’s classic line-up performing the track “The Formative Years” at the band’s official YouTube page. The footage is taking from the forthcoming deluxe CD + DVD reissues of the technical metal pioneers’ early works.

The video, restored from footage shot at the Waters Club in 1991, features legendary ATHEIST bassist Roger Patterson playing what would be his last ever show before his death.

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Kataklysm release new song “The Black Sheep”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 8:09 AM (PST)

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Canadian death metallers Kataklysm have released a new song “The Black Sheep”.

“The Black Sheep” comes off of the band’s forthcoming album Of Ghosts and Gods which is due out on July 31 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the video for “The Black Sheep” here.

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Rivers of Nihil drop new track “Monarchy”

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

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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

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Nile release “What Should Not Be Unearthed” Track Listing

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:31 AM (PST)

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South Carolina death metal band Nile have released the track listing for their upcoming album What Should Not Be Unearthed.

The album will come out on August 28 via Nuclear Blast.

Vocalist Karl Sanders had this to say:

“The goal for the new record was sheer epic brutality. The focus this time around is on brutal heavy metal riffing and songwriting; kind of like of an ‘Annihilation Of The Wicked’ approach but very streamlined to achieve maximum destructive impact. So we believe that we have a truly crushing disc to bring to metal fans. Although ‘Unearthed’ is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have come to expect from us over the years, it’s the songs themselves that will hit listeners over the head this time around.”

Check out the track-list here.

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Album Review: Veil Of Maya – “Matriarch”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 9:35 AM (PST)

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Matriarch is certainly a big statement for Veil Of Maya. New singer. Clean vocals. The amazing guitar-tistry of Mark Okubo. Like most of their records, there are moments of sheer brilliance that make it worth purchasing. Other sections however are kind of aimless or more textural than servicing the “song”. I remember Okubo once saying he didn’t like Jane’s Addiction in an interview, which bummed me out cuz they feature such great guitar skills but also can always deliver a solid song as well. Sometimes less is more.
Then again, with Veil of Maya you have room for many layers or approaches under one band name, parting the veils to keep searching for what it all means.

Without a doubt Veil seem re-energized, though I’d really rather hear them with less compressed sounding production. It’s just a tad too slick and not enough bass, though the guitar tones at times get fuckin’ glorious on the proggier, walky Okubo lines.

Vocals in Veil were always the weakest part. It happens a lot in newer tech or proggy or metalcore bands, vocals secondary to the complexity of arrangements in both depth and scope. Pop culture references abound in some of these bands or names from TV shows. Within The Ruins did a great job on their last record but it wasn’t so blatant. Though serviceable, Matriarch aims to focus on female power symobls and matriarchs in society but they should’ve pointed to Malala instead of, I dunno, fake movie and show characters.
Don’t get me wrong. These guys often really slay at times.

Read more BELOW.

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