OMNIUM GATHERUM have just released their brand new single “Blade Reflections”. It is now available on all streaming and download platforms and will also be featured on a limited Edition Omnium Gatherum / Skalmöld split 7-inch, which will be available on the upcoming "Arctic Circle Alliance” European Tour (see below for all dates). You can watch the lyric video for “Blade Reflections” streaming here: https://youtu.be/j5glljbcJPw Singer Jukka Pelkonen comments, "In the light of recent events we wanted to voice our opinion about the tragedy of suicide. This is a subject that may concern anyone at some point. ʻBlade Reflectionsʼ is a statement against suicide and an encouragement to all of those who dwell in the depths of self-annihilation. Having been there myself too, I know how devastating it can be. There is nothing more precious than this life itself and it is worth seeing through. Though, we do not condemn those who choose to go, rather we want to stand by with all the rest, all of us, who are staying."
Featured StreamsMore MR Interviews
One of my all time favorites and quite likely yours at this point, SubRosa have a new video out for “Killing Rapture”. The clip is interesting, reminding me of the poetic natural side and camera work of Zhang Yimou’s HERO in the gorgeous and simple opening shot and evolving to a strong juxtaposition of seeming rural rootedness against modern dissociation of self. The rapture in the title in the wee morning hours after Good Friday has just ended and as we may be on the brink of worse bombings in the world, the baby’s face in one moment of the clip…it all has me wondering what the future holds and why pundits are so eager to chase the war ratings and drum up support for unreasonable horrors.
Anyhow, this is an intense and interpretive, well made clip set to the band’s particular and stirring sound. Eternal respect to this group.Add to My Radar
The gents in Thrice have always been amazing songwriters whatever mode they write in and this “new” sort of alt rock mid tempo near hard rock ballad is still an exciting and mature moment for the band. The new song “Hurricane” is from last years excellent To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere and the video plays kind of like a mini movie of sorts more than a performance clip or some such. It is seeming to examine ideas of innocence, the passage of time and self reflection (at least it seemed to me watching it).
Add to My Radar
Florida nu/groove metal band World Gone have released a video for “Feed The Machine”, kind of a post-apocalypse bunker broadcast for metalheads. Fans of Mudvayne’s spazzery, early Slipknot or American Head Charge will likely enjoy this rage infused eyeball tincture, a remedy to clear your vision. I like how the band logo kind of reminds me of the Decepticons.
“Feed the Machine” is a story of human enslavement and the struggle to find a way to finally be free. Afraid of death, future loss, injury, and imprisonment, the majority of humans have become easily controlled and dominated by the powerful few. The greatest resource in history has not been gold or oil, it has been the extortion of other humans. You can’t get a hen to lay more eggs by threatening it but you can get a human to give you his eggs by threatening him. Human fear farming has been the most lucrative trade of all time and even now continues to feed the evil plans for domination of the universe by the bloated, power mad, and greedy Human Coercion Machine. – World Gone
Yes, we can all agree the only good human coercion machine is a dildo. Anyway, resist.
Add to My Radar
Italian metallers Lacuna Coil are preparing to tear up North America next month.
Lacuna Coil are touring in support of their upcoming album Delirium which will drop on May 27 via Century Media Records.
Butcher Babies, 9Electric and Painted Wives will be offering support on the tour.
Check out tour dates and stream the lyric video for “The House of Shame” here.Add to My Radar
Baroness remain super skilled at creating a certain escapism that nonetheless makes you feel all your aches, pains and hard won victories. There is emotional resonance in their material that far and away rings more bells than, say, blood gargling black metal under a moldy rock.
“Shock Me” from Purple now has a fitting video, directed by Don Tyler and John Baizley with art direction by Karen Jerzyk. It’s a lot more interesting than the live studio “Chlorine & Wine” video, which is such a powerful tune that could’ve benefited from the aesthetic play and colorful pseudo-expressionism that sprouts wonderful seeds in this new clip effectively.
Not to mention, even by high Baroness standards this tune has not only a memorable chorus but a serious burner of a guitar solo.
[youtube]https://youtu.be/t6OCeW6FVvY[/youtube]Add to My Radar
Connecticut tech death metallers Eschaton have released the music video for their song “The Beast Is Awakened.”
“The Beast Is Awakened” comes from the band’s latest album Sentinel Apocalypse.
Sentinel Apocalypse is out now via Unique Leader Records.
Check out “The Beast Is Awakened here.Add to My Radar
Schammasch and Prosthetic Records have another great new video out, this one for the very Enslaved/Woods Of Ypres-esque and stark “Metanoia”. Pre order this immensely skilled band’s new Triangle release (over 100 minutes of music!) HERE. We are def looking forward to this one around these parts.
Check it out BELOW.
As they close out their last week of their extensive 8-week-long North American tour, Savannah, GA’s BLACK TUSK have unveiled another music video for their “God’s On Vacation” single from their latest album, Pillars of Ash (January 29, Relapse). Check out this NSFW video, directed by Alixandra Petrovich, now on Vevo and YouTube. “God’s on Vacation” also recently appeared in the Mortal Combat XL trailer and NPR said the song brings the past into the present with its “Slayer-slashed riffs, gut-curdling wah-wah, an unrelenting rhythm section and trashy-as-hell hardcore-punk hooks.”
Since their formation over 10 years ago, Black Tusk have established themselves as one of the hardest working bands in rock. After four full-lengths, numerous splits and EP’s and thousands of shows under their belts, the punk/metal power trio was faced with an immense and unexpected tragedy in late 2014 when founding bassist/vocalist Jonathan Athon passed away after a motorcycle accident in his hometown. Now, as a testament to his profound and lasting legacy on the heavy music scene, the band, which also features guitarist Andrew Fidler and drummer James May with Corey Barhorst (Niche, Kylesa) now on bass, are releasing Pillars of Ash, the culmination of three brothers-in-arms’ blood, sweat and tears, and is Black Tusk’s finest accomplishment to date.
Road dates below.
Southern California’s Night Demon have announced the first leg of their “Final Curse Tour”.
The tour will start next month in Albuquerque and will play through twenty-one dates and wrap up in Seattle.
Night Demon will see support on this tour from Visigoth and Against the Grain.
Check out the tour dates here.Add to My Radar
Yesterday they released the video for their song “At Dawn’s First Light”, off of the upcoming album.
Check out the video for “At Dawn’s First Light” and Amon Amarth tour dates here.Add to My Radar