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The drums sounded. The horns blew. Battle paint adorned, bladed weapons drawn, beer upon their breath, the tribesmen of Finland and their Norwegian allies charged through Chicago, laying waste to the those who sought to oppose them, raising their fists proudly in mutual purpose to those who joined them in the sounds and revelry of battle lust.

The Trolls zealously feasted upon the slain and fallen. The Forest Clan danced upon bloodied flesh and crippled bones. The Sword Bearers left nothing in the brutality of their crushing wake. All those who witnessed the carnage and what remained will surely remember the day Trollfest, Korpiklaani, and Ensiferum came marching through their town.

For further details of the Bottom Lounge Battle of Chicago, click here.

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Secrets of the Sky release “Eternal Wolves” video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 2:49 PM (PST)

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Oakland black metal innovators Secret of the Sky have dropped another new video for a song off of their sophomore album Pathways which drops in North America today!

The video is for the song “Eternal Wolves”, and it is well worth a watch.

Invisible Oranges is also streaming Pathways in its entirety.

Secrets of the Sky are on the road in North America with Anaal Nathrakh and Incite and will be playing with North in June.

Check out tour dates and the video for “Eternal Wolves” here.

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Secrets Of The Sky stream ‘Pathway’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM (PST)

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Oakland doom metal innovators Secrets of the Sky are now streaming their sophomore album Pathway over at Invisible Oranges.

Pathway will officially drop on May 19.

Secrets of the Sky will be touring throughout the United States with Anaal Nathrakh, Incite and North through June.

Check out the video for “Angels in Vines” as well as Secrets of the Sky tour dates here.

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Not a beaver reference or the idiots Jeb or W (Tweedle Dee and Dumb or perhaps Dumb and Dumber). Nope, I’m talking about mighty vocalist John Bush and his pals in Armored Saint. Bush in Armored even tops his killer Anthrax stuff, and pre-dates it.

Check out their new song premiere HERE via L.A. Weekly. “An Exercise In Debauchery” has big west coast metal drums, the character of living storytelling in the vocal delivery, a huge chorus and rubbery bass paired with big guitars than span classic and hard rock to thrash and funk influence in one song.

Armored Saint are also proud to be joining the legendary Saxon for a few select, high profile shows across the country starting in NYC tonight, May 12th, through May 30th. The group will also only be performing one, very special headlining date in the US this year and it’s in Las Vegas at Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar and Grill on July 11th, so don’t miss out if you are in the area.

Armored Saint is frontman John Bush and bassist Joey Vera, guitarist Phil Sandoval and his brother, drummer Gonzo Sandoval and guitarist Jeff Duncan – often referred to as a West Coast Manowar but really a much more thrashing underground force who have kept their integrity for many years of classic releases, indomitable.

ARMORED SAINT Tour with Saxon dates are below.

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Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me have premiered an exclusive clip from the “Making of Coma Ecliptic” DVD on Billboard today! In the clip, lead singer Tommy Rogers discusses the concept of the band’s upcoming, highly anticipated, album Coma Ecliptic. Fans can watch the video now HERE!

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Oakland’s doomiest sons, Secrets Of The Sky have nothing to fear in terms underground acceptance. The band’s already garnered critical acclaim for their past work and are set to return with Metal Blade release Pathways, a record that builds on their already formidable mix of styles with even more dynamics. “Angel In Vines” is very Type O meets Daylight Dies reminiscent to my ears, in the best way!  Waves of sound will hurl you across vast spaces and the new music video is a dance of life versus the toxic.

Elaborates guitarist Clayton Bartholomew, “For this video, we went back to director Andrew Nethery, who also did the video for the song ‘Decline’ from our first record, To Sail Black Waters. He did a great job for that video and was an easy guy to work with. For the ‘Angel In Vines’ video, we let him run with his own vision. The song itself relates to the loss of innocence, and he found an interesting analogy to express this same sentiment, while keeping the video abstract and not just giving away the premise of the song. We like that he was able to avoid cliché and the imagery he was able to capture is a definite work of art on its own.”

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Album Review: Ensiferum – “One Man Army”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:45 PM (PST)

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Ensiferum‘s One Man Army is a melodic folk metal fan’s delight if you don’t mind higher end production with still gritty sounding guitar. That said, there is still a raw and very real attack to the material. Think at times of a trace of
Slaughter Of The Soul sped up through symphonic Helsinki bombast and warcry screams mixed with folk metal. A thirst for history, warmetal and spirited endeavors will be quenched but an at times thin guitar sound but you’ll also experience a lot more variety in material and even genre as the record progresses through epic to speed to folky dreams.

“Axe Of Judgement” gets things off to a determined gallop after the intro mood setter “March Of War”. Ensiferum play a lot of their strengths right on “Axe…” with a short but lightning lead, seeming black metal influence and speed paired with epic metal touches. “Heathen Horde” is one of the best songs from the band yet and would surely appeal to fans of Hammerfall or Turisas, easilly. The mid section quiet “traditional” part of the song is glorious while the drums thunder beneath spoken shouts and a riff that’d make Estonia’s Metsatoll jealous. Man, I’d kill to see those two live. “Lady Of The Slain” by Tyr comes to mind asanother recent battle field epic that kindles the spark of heroism in the heart of the epic metal fan in a similar way.

Click HERE for the full review.

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Behemoth video with Zev Deans for “Messe Noire” out now

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 4:57 AM (PST)

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Behemoth recently joined forces with director Zev Deans (youtube.com/panoramaprogramming) to compose a video for Messe Noire from The Satanist. The Brooklyn based director brings a visually dark and surreal atmosphere to a song and album that is one of Behemoth‘s most bleak. To add to the atmosphere, costumes were provided by amazing fashion designer, Sharon Toxic (toxicvision.bigcartel.com). The combination of these visual and auditory talents could not be more ideal.

Director Zev Deans adds: “The story of Lucifer’s fall, followed by his defiant rebirth, reminds me of Nergal’s own personal struggles of recent years. Like Lucifer, Behemoth has recovered from hardship, and they are stronger than ever. With Messe Noire, I was lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the genre. I owe the success of this project to the intense SACRIFICE that Sharon and the rest of team gave to this work.”

Behemoth front man Nergal comments: “It was actually our drummer Inferno’s idea to use Zev Deans. He showed me a PORTAL video that literally blew my fuckin’ mind! For a long time we’ve attempted to reach a new ground and artistically leave the comfort zone. “The Satanist” is THE record that challenges us on so many levels… and here we are, exploring new grounds with a video producer who is a genuine visionary! “Messe Noire” video surely adds new quality to our art and makes it even more transcendental… I am proud!”

Experience Messe Noire now HERE.

Along with the video, Behemoth has made a “Messe Noire” t-shirt available in their official web shop. Check out the design at behemoth-store.com.

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Between The Buried And Me release “Memory Palace”

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 12:31 PM (PST)

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Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me have released a brand new song from their upcoming highly anticipated, seventh full-length album Coma Ecliptic. Fans can listen to “Memory Palace” now by heading to metalblade.com/btbam. The upcoming album is also now available for pre-order with special bundles and packages offered, including: CD, LP, two pre-order exclusive t-shirts, an exclusive hour long behind the scenes making-of DVD, and a “Coma Ecliptic” limited edition 27″x40″ movie poster. Coma Ecliptic will be officially released worldwide on July 7th, 2015. Grandiose, dynamic, heavy, melodic, technically challenging and more, this album delivers.

Pre-order link: metalblade.com/btbam

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Metal lords Crowbar to tour USA with Battlecross, Lord Dying

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11:26 AM (PST)

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Well this is the best tour announcement in a few weeks! Metal sludge lords Crowbar (still in my opinion the heaviest band out there in many ways), have announced North American dates with West Coast gnarly organ bruisers Lord Dying and thrashtastic party force Battlecross.

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Anaal Nathrakh make some of the most tortured and limitless music the UK has to offer, a roaring defiance of forms still with talons ripping out the dark hearts of black and )increasingly) industrial metal/ I’ve become a really big fans of the band and they are finally announcing stateside dates to support their recent all-killer, no-filler limb strewn riff fest battlefield Desideratum ( on Metal Blade).

While the inclusion of Incite and Secrets Of The Sky might seem like a mish mash of styles to some, all three of the bands are fairly criminally under-appreciated and this going to make for some phenomenal nights of metal madness.

 

Dates below.

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WOVENWAR are excited to return to Europe in May for a club tour as direct support to SYLOSIS! Tickets and dates are listed now on wovenwar.com/tour.

Comments the band: “If we lads in Wovenwar had a pence for every great show memory experienced in the Europe, our trousers’d be loaded with one or two quid… each. Off our trolleys in enthused anticipation of our upcoming tour, we look forward to performing many more wonderful moments with you lot. Cheers!”

I was just talking to a dude in the crowd at Yob/Enslaved in NYC who had a Sylosis t-shirt about how unbelievably good their latest Dormant Heart is (especially that end riff of “Leech”). Wovenwar, of course, are the As I Lay Dying guys moving forward with Shane Blay on vocals post-Lambesis family tragedy. Their debut was one of 2014’s most inspired records in the face of tremendous pressure and I have the utmost respect for the guys. I’m a big fan and you should be too!

 

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Entrails will bring “Obliteration” this year via Metal Blade

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:37 PM (PST)

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Death Sweders Entrails are great because they always just sound so plain FUGLY. The band create a consistent boiling vat of ashen char that you’ll choke down with a smile through broken teeth on every release. Even their demo recordings are essential listening for fans, not just self-indulgence.

Obliteration is the follow-up to 2013’s Raging Death full-length was tracked by guitarist Jimmy Lundqvist at his own Bloodshed Studios and mixed and mastered by legendary musician/soundsmith Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Aeon, Hail Of Bullets etc.) at Unisound. The cover art looks like a really scary AD&D module come to life. I’m sold.

Comments Lundqvist: “Finally, we can unleash this beast named Obliteration to the fans out there, this time with a more driven and raw style that shall taste good to everyone’s ears if you’re into the older simplified death metal that we prefer to play. Recorded in our own Bloodshed Studios and mixed by the mighty Dan Swanö nothing else but slabby, Swedeath can be served.”

Rapid fire, raw buzzsaw death riffing somehow working with the tasteful lead textures and undead vocals await those who sample the third track, “Beyond The Flesh,” at THIS location.

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Anaal Nathrakh announce “Desideratum” European tour dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:27 AM (PST)

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Anaal Nathrakh have announced a big European tour including dates in Estonia, Sweden, France and Poland. The band are touring in support of the epic Desideratum, one of last years sickest albums by far. The industrial strength and insanely creative black metal influenced havoc of opener “Acheronta Movebimbus” into the cathartic “Unleash” will peel back your skin and pour steel shavings onto your red hot insides, for no good reason. Ok, so I just wanted to write something gory and metal sounding, but really the record is sure to confound people with no imagination but thrill fans of the edges of extreme metal’s pioneering spirit of expression and embrace of the ferocity and beauty of the vast cosmos.

I definitely am often still listening to Desideratum when I am supposed to be reviewing newer albums that have come out since, let’s put it that way. \m/

Find more info HERE. The London show is sold out, the band commenting: “We look forward to a blast furnace of an evening.”

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Motor Sister premiere “A Hole” video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 8:19 PM (PST)

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Los Angeles rock ‘n’ roller’s Motor Sister have unleashed their debut music video for their song “A Hole”.

The song comes from the band’s debut album Ride which came out on Metal Blade Records yesterday.

The project, feature Scott Ian of Anthrax, also includes Pearl Aday, Jim Wilson, Joey Vera and John Tempesta.

Check out the video for “A Hole” as well as the video for “Fork In The Road” here.

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