Search Results for "Death Metal"

Eddie Hermida rejoins All Shall Perish for new album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 9:27 PM (PST)

all-shall-perish

The man behind the voice that revitalized a band in mourning is reported to be going home.

Eddie will be joining All Shall Perish to record a new album. If they’ll tour together afterwords is yet to be seen.

The full All Shall Perish line up will be:

Eddie Hermida – Vocals
Ben Orum – Guitar
Chris Storey – Guitar
Caysen Russo – Bass
Matt Kuykendall – Drums
Craig Betit – Additional Vocals

There’s nothing to suggest this puts Suicide Silence‘s future into question. The band is currently kicking ass with Korn through the rest of the month, and will be dropping a EP, Sacred Words, which will feature the single of the same name, as well as three live tracks from RockPart 2015 and other unreleased tracks on October 23.

So basically, Eddie may be pulling double-duty, but that means he’s doing us double the favor! Plenty of deathcore naysayers out there, but All Shall Perish and Suicide Silence are fucking titans. I’ll be slamming Sacred Words until the new All Shall Perish music comes out.

Check back here for a Sacred Words review and for all your heavy metal news! \mm/

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

RIP Frank Watkins (Obituary/Gorgoroth)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 8:22 PM (PST)

10430915_10153046354825957_7512911584965720065_n

 

Sorry to post this news late (and certainly no disrespect meant to death metal fans mourning everywhere). RIP to Frank Watkins, best known as a classic member of Obituary. He has succumbed to cancer. I didn’t know Frank but my old friend Drew Smerdon who was in Merauder/Unbalanced did and I’ll repost his words here:

I got some very upsetting news today that my friend -manager-mentor- Frank Watkins passed away . It just pisses me off “The higher power” what ever you believe in takes the best from this earth and leaves the shit behind!! Frank was the guy that would give you the shirt off his back tell you straight up what he thought no dickin around.When everyone would walk out of the room on you he would be the person that walked in.My thoughts and prayers go out to Frank’s family and bands he has played with.It was great touring and hanging with you bro.I now youre up there playing with Cliff Burton and the bests. I LOVE AND MISS YOU ALREADY BRO!! R.I.P

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

full

Revocation are beloved around the world for being one of the hardest touring, funniest yet most insanely capable technical death metal bands in the business. They make it seem cool to be in a metal band again, kicking ass and getting things done whereas most bands are too busy bitching and moaning about what is good enough for them while scarcely leaving the boundaries of their own zip code.

Revocation have never settled and thus have made many impressive albums at this point. Some of their earliest material is now being re-released and you can hear a remixed and remastered version of “Summon The Spawn” at Decibel HERE.

Revocation’s Empire of the Obscene (including the Summon the Spawn demo) will be issued November 13th on Metal Blade Records. Click HERE for the pre-order.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar
XXX

Album Review: Cryptopsy – The Book of Suffering (Tome 1)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 2:34 PM (PST)

a4036350548_16

 

Cryptopsy‘s The Book of Suffering Tome 1 should put the veteran Canadian’s back to the higher tier they deserve in the death metal world. The first in a series of EPs, it completely kicks your ass and exhausts but leaves you panting for more evil. Pre-order HERE.

These days “technical death metal” means precise widdly widdly and oddball arrangements to some rather than complex, relentless attack ala Cannibal or Aeon. I’d put proper Cryptopsy in the latter category, a band at their best when having fun writing arrangements unselfconciously but still pushing themselves to get as crazy as can be. People give them shit for The Unspoken King because it was a deathcore departure, but what’s funny is how few people notice how much the death metal side of Whitechapel’s This Is Exile, for example, sounded like it really wanted to be Cryptopsy at certain points. I don’t think a band should be punished for expanding their style anyway. Sure, a classic sounding doom album like Crypt Sermon’s latest Out Of The Garden nails a certain style and is above the doom pack this year due to killer performances such as “The Master’s Bouquet”, but if everyone always adhered to only certain forms we would have nothing but genre boundaries and no innovation.

So, The Book of Suffering. Definitely on the more classic Cryptopsy sound-side but full of thrills and some twists anyway.

For some reason the title has me thinking of Hermann Hesse’s “genius of suffering” Steppenwolf (a must read for anyone, let alone metal fans, haha). A treatise on spiritual loneliness and the moral shades of embracing the wolf within, the book often mentions Buddha.

“A man who can understand Buddha and has an intuition of the heaven and hell of humanity ought not to live in a world ruled by “common sense” and democracy and bourgeois standards. It is only from cowardice that he lives in it…and refuses to see that the wolf is as often as not the best part of him.”

Read more BELOW.

Whitechapel to release “The Brotherhood of the Blade” DVD

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:43 AM (PST)

Whitechapel-TheBrotherhoodOfTheBlade

 

On October 30th, Whitechapel will unleash their new feature length video release, The Brotherhood of the Blade, which follows the sextet on tour and at home, and dives deep into the hearts and minds of one of metal’s brightest acts. Featuring an exclusive documentary, The Brotherhood of the Blade stands as a glimpse into the band’s world, into each member’s outlook, and the changes they’ve experienced over the past near-decade on the road. Shot and directed by Mathis Arnell for Naughty Mantis, with live show audio recording, mixing, and mastering by Audiohammer’s Mark Lewis, this CD/DVD set is an audio/visual apex that fans won’t want to miss.

 

To view the trailer for The Brotherhood of the Blade and to reserve your copy of the CD/DVD, please visit HERE.

More info BELOW.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Hooded Menace’s “Darkness Drips Forth” will ooze stomp you flat

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:25 PM (PST)

098

Fall is here and October is nigh. Peter Steele’s month of choice, this October will undoubtedly be a rad one for the unrusting genre of metal as we have our Metal Riot Creature Honeymoon comp coming out on Halloween via bandcamp, but there’s more! Hooded Menace‘s Darkness Drips Forth would ensure a kick ass October even if it was the only metal record to come out at all that month! The four song Relapse release is due Oct. 30th and can be pre-ordered at Bandcamp HERE.

This release couldn’t be more worth your while, melodic guitar threaded doom n’ death with a titanic rhythm section that creates a steel framework to prop up the band’s bold and apocalyptic city of sounds. Each song stretches well past the attention span of the average troll, yet you don’t need to muster resolve to keep listening as you’re swept up in the avalanche and carried along. It will take hardy souls to survive the onslaught, but it’s a worthwhile endeavor. From “Ashen With Solemn Decay”, which features writhing, hoarse vocals and complete guitar surrender akin to Baroness jamming with Novembers Doom, to key track “Elysium of Dripping Death” (which you can hear now), you will be left floored and riff whored.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Pre-order Entombed’s “Monkey Puss” on vinyl now

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:20 PM (PST)

MOSH213_Webstore_banner

For the very first time, the Entombed “Monkey Puss – Live In London” show from the London Astoria in 1992 as a part of the Gods Of Grind tour will be released on vinyl. The vinyl will be available on traditional black or a limited edition clear/blue splatter vinyl, including just 100 copies that will be printed on a black and white vinyl sleeve.

http://uswebstore.earache.com/entombed

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar
XXX

Sad news: RIP Bolt Thrower’s ‘Kiddie’ Kearns

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:46 AM (PST)

220px-Martin_Kearns_-_01

From the Black Conjuration Festival Facebook page.

Bolt Thrower have issued the following statement;

“With the heaviest of hearts, and still numb from shock, we have to share the very sad news that on Monday 14th September Bolt Thrower lost our powerhouse drummer, Martin ‘Kiddie’ Kearns.

After the first rehearsal for our upcoming tour of Australia, Kiddie suddenly felt unwell which continued throughout the night, and the next day he passed away peacefully in his sleep.

He was a fantastic Dad, husband, son, friend, but to us he was always ‘Kiddie’, the same 17 year old Coventry kid whose drumming style and personality blew us away when he first walked into our rehearsal room 20+ years ago.

Kiddie enriched our lives, and the Bolt Thrower sound. He leaves a massive hole in the lives of everyone who knew him and will be very sorely missed by many.

Karl, Jo, Baz, Gav & the loyal BT crew”

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Behemoth release video for “The Satanist”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 4:46 PM (PST)

behemoth-satanist-video

Witness the visual accompaniment to Behemoth‘s track “The Satanist” HERE. As is often the case with the Polish group’s near limitless ambition, the video is a conceptual and aesthetic victory for all those who would run free.

Behemoth front man Nergal comments: “Behemoth has always been about breaking boundaries, taboos, leaving its comfort zone and thinking out of the box! Here we go again with the brand new video from us. It’s already a fourth official clip off “The Satanist”… The concept came from the director, Andrzej Dragan. It’s situated in modern Warsaw in the present times. It’s where the carnal world meets the unknown… it’s where the ZOS meets KIA… It’s where SACRUM is raped by PROFANUM…”

Director Andrzej Dragan adds: “This is a picture of alienation and ultimate rejection of an oversensitive character by an anonymous city.”

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

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

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11:12 AM (PST)
aku

 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.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

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)

1544494_712036695486857_1543793211_n

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)

a0079031066_16

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.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

618af6dd-0d52-4115-8bb4-df5957c55671

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.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Abiotic September Tour Dates

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

abiotic-15-headliner

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.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Gorguts reveal plan for single song album? Schwiiiiing!!

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

Gorguts-logo

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!

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar
XXX