California thrash upstarts Warbringer have returned to settle the score and cement their long term legacy fully with sixth album Weapons of Tomorrow. "Firepower Kills" probably ought to open all their future shows, just a complete stage setter for chaos. "Crushed Beneath The Tracks" and "Power Unsurpassed" in particular show this band would have ruled 1988 with ease and contain maximum neck injuring/ fist pumping potential (along with notable Slayer-worthy wraith shrieking). I am not 100% on the semi-thin snare sound but it hardly distracts the band's performances are all monstrous on this bad boy. Exodus, Annihilator fans or of course fans of more new school speed thrash bands should get all over this one. \m/
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Technical metallers Frogg has shared a guitar playthrough for their track “Ancient Rain.”
“Ancient Rain” is a track off the upcoming debut EP A Reptilian Dystopia due out on January 17.
Frogg has been in the works for years in the mind of Sky Moon Clark and over the years he has been inoculating a stash of riffs, licks, and raw emotion, which will now be poured out into the world. As the band puts it, “it’s a fiery punch to the gut.”
“Our EP is kind of our raw sound put on a plate without much refinement, but it’s still the basic punch and flavor Frogg has to offer. Just think of the EP as our base, while our in-the-works Album I (expected 2021/2022) will be a more fleshed-out form of Frogg with an emphasized focus on the overall songs start to finish.”
Check out the playthrough for “Ancient Rain” here.Add to My Radar
Spiritbox (ex-Iwrestledabearonce) has released with a new single and music video titled, “Rule Of Nines”. The song which follows up on the Singles Collection EP, is based on a dark image of just laying down on the ground, giving up and becoming so still that you just became part of the ground.
“This song is special to us, because it marks the first time we have able to go into the studio with our producer and create a song in our ideal environment. We didn’t have to make any compromises. I think our other songs have been little steps in the right direction but “Rule of Nines” is a proper leap forward, and the whole process has ripped me out of my comfort zone. I’ve learned to embrace that feeling of the unknown and just trust myself.”
Watch the music video for “Rule Of Nines” below.Add to My Radar
EDM DJ Sikdope has done a pretty cool remix for “The Violence” by Asking Alexandria.
WITHERED will be embarking on a European tour in January 2020 in support of label mates CANNABIS CORPSE. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below. A big heads up to the metalheads across the pond, cuz you will not want to miss out on this disgustingly great package deal. Additionally, Withered have released a pummeling and yet moody lyric video for their “Somnium Decay” track to mark the announcement.
WITHERED comment: “It’s been nearly a decade and a half since we’ve left the shores of North America. Withered has decided it is time again to get face to face with our fans & friends in the old countries of Europe. We are excited to share this massive effort with our friends in Cannabis Corpse and help celebrate the release of their new album. We have a very special set list planned that will undoubtedly dose our audiences with surrealism and a true darkened longing with music that spans our entire catalog to date. I’m excitedly nervous to reconnect so intimately with my roots and with friends we haven’t seen in nearly 15 years. It promises to be an awakening we cannot wait to share with everyone.”
“Somnium Decay” can be downloaded HERE.
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We will be joining our friends and label mates Cannabis Corpse this coming January for our first full European tour. Dates and ticket link below. https://bnds.us/5vmev7 03 Jan 20 Aalst (BE) Cinema 04 Jan 20 Utrecht (NL) DB’s 05 Jan 20 Bochum (DE) Die Trompete 06 Jan 20 Hamburg (DE) Monkey’s 07 Jan 20 Aalborg (DK) 1000Fryd 08 Jan 20 Copenhagen (DK) Vega 09 Jan 20 Stockholm (SE) Hus7 10 Jan 20 Oslo (NO) Vaterland 11 Jan 20 Malmo (SE) Plan B 12 Jan 20 Dresden (DE) Chemiefabrik 13 Jan 20 Prague (CZ) Underdogs 14 Jan 20 Bratilava (SK) Kulturak Klub 15 Jan 20 Munchen (DE) Backstage 16 Jan 20 Innsbruck (AT) P.M.K. 17 Jan 20 Bologna (IT) Freakout Club 18 Jan 20 Bolzano (IT) Pippo Stage 19 Jan 20 Zurich (CH) Werk21 20 Jan Aachen (DE) Musikbunker 21 Jan 20 London (UK) Boston Music Room 22 Jan 20 Birmingham (UK) Asylum2 23 Jan 20 Edinburgh (UK) Banneman’s 24 Jan 20 Bridgewater (UK) The Cobblestones 25 Jan 20 Leeds (UK) Temple of Boom @madtourbooking @seasonofmistofficial #cannabiscorpse #witheredmetal
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It’s no secret we have been stoked for Garden Of Storms from epic metallic songcraft masters In Mourning around these parts. If you still have the will to go on living after the Trump/Nickelback circle of Hell, we strongly suggest that you check out the in depth documentary on the new record and the FULL album stream from Agonia below. Few records this year will come even close to the majesty and metallic poignancy of this beast. They have yet again created a world worth diving into, shadow and light at war for control.Add to My Radar
Thrash icons Slayer have released a live clip of their ferocious current live opener, the recent late career single “Repentless”. While it is a newer addition to the band’s storied collection of ragers, it is nonetheless a favorite in the fandom. As the band performs the last show of its Final World Tour on Saturday, November 30, they felt the urge to release this live document of the beginning of the band’s concert, Slayer’s entrance on stage, and aforementioned opening song, “Repentless.” Taken from the upcoming two-part Slayer: The Relentless Killogy motion picture and companion LP/CD release “Live At The Forum in Inglewood, CA” due out November 8 (Nuclear Blast), this proves the band can still make Hell Await when the fire stirs inside of them.
Pre-order Slayer: The Repentless Killogy (Live at the Forum in Inglewood, CA) HERE and receive an instant download of the single “Relentless” (live.” The single is also available on all streaming services,. Listen now at https://geni.us/SlayerKillogy.
Slayer will begin The Final Campaign, the last leg of its Final World Tour on November 2, wrapping up its touring career with two shows at The Forum in Los Angeles on November 29 and 30. Tickets and VIP Meet N Greet Upgrades are available at www.slayer.net.Add to My Radar
Daring Norwegian black metal horde 1349 have released the official music video for the song “Dødskamp.” The track was originally recorded in conjunction with the Edvard Munch museum and will appear on the band’s new record, The Infernal Pathway. The clip, which was filmed and edited by Carl Eek Torgersen / Necrolust Productions at Inferno Festival 2019 in Oslo, Norway, can be seen at below.
Earlier this year, “Dødskamp” was commissioned by Innovation Norway, Visit Norway, and the Munch Museum. Along with four Norwegian artists within four different genres of music, 1349 were asked to interpret their angle on a freely selected work by the famous painter Edvard Munch.
Since the release of the single, Visit Norway has shared a video in which 1349 gives detailed insight as to their inspiration behind the song and why they chose that particular piece. The video can be seen HERE.
The Infernal Pathway will be released worldwide on October 18 and can be pre-ordered HERE.Add to My Radar
Happy afternoon, fellow metal backyard yokels. I am zoning out watching Azealia Mermaid Ball “Jumanji” on YouTube (one of her best songs, still). Anyway I paused a minute to check my emails and learned some sick ass metal news regarding a current favorite.
Melodic death metal masters OMNIUM GATHERUM are excited to announce the release of their new track “Chaospace”. The previously unreleased track was written and recorded during the sessions of the band’s latest and critically acclaimed full-length album The Burning Cold. “Chaospace” is released as a 2-track digital single that also features a cover version of SEPULTURA’s “We Who Are Not As Others”. Watch it below.
I caught like heavier + more technical Colony-era In Flames vibes from parts of this one, certainly a killer new song and everyone’s parts work really well together!
OMNIUM GATHERUM guitarist Markus Vanhala states, “‘Chaospace’ – head banging, skull crushing straight-forward OG melodeath assault and the evil cousin of “The Burning Cold” legacy! It’s not exactly “the new” song representing where the band is heading at the moment, as this song was recorded already during “The Burning Cold” -sessions back in early 2018. It didn’t exactly fit the album drama and entirety, so we decided to keep it to be released later as a stand-alone single track and a reminder that we’re here alive an’ well! …And now’s the time to unleash this beasty – right before our European headliner tour, that’s starting next week, where we’re gonna kick your arse every night with this “Chaospace” bastardo too. N-joy & see you down the road once again!!!”
“The song is about inevitability of change, and the chaos it brings forth before routine sets in,” adds Jukka Pelkonen about the lyrics.
Get the 2-track single digitally here: https://omnium-gatherum.lnk.to/ChaospaceSingle
Furthermore, the never resting OMNIUM GATHERUM will be hitting the road again in late September and October. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website.
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Garden of Storms is sure to be one of the finest offerings of 2019. Let’s just say I have been anticipating it a lot more than releases by way bigger bands. IN MOURNING are one of my favorite metal bands operating currently, so talented and able to squeeze real emotion and innovation out of some familiar forms. They just write tremendously cohesive albums and songs and have never disappointed. Loving the new tune ‘Yields of Sand’ which charms and challenges with emotional battle filled allegory and paints vivid pictures of reflections over music that showcases proggy, death and super intricate melodic elements; many of the aspects of the group that fans enjoy.
Press release for the new album follows:
Sweden’s melodic, progressive death/doom metal masters IN MOURNING, will release a new studio album titled “Garden Of Storms” on October 4th worldwide via Agonia Records. Shortly following the album’s release, the band will embark on a European tour with Omnium Gatherum.
Hailed by many as the heir to Opeth’s melodeath throne, IN MOURNING was formed in the Swedish woods in the year 2000. Since then, the band has evolved, striving to refine its sound to what it is today. Musically, the group blends a broad spectrum of influences into a foundation of melodic death metal. Thrusting from doomy metal-riffs, blasting drumbeats and deep growling vocals, to calm breezes of clean flowing melodies and harmonies.
“Garden Of Storms” features seven new tracks replete with artwork from Kristian Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, King Diamond).Add to My Radar
Lo-Pan return with a staggeringly cool new music video for their song “Savage Heart.” This trippy and creative clip will make even straight edge kids feel like they swam underwater to the Moon. Into it. Created by collage artist Somsara Rielly using old school stop-motion animation, it is one of the more refreshing videos I have seen in 2019.
Order new album Subtle today! The album is available on LP with a sleeve designed by Eric Palmerlee, and as always for Aqualamb releases, as a 100 page art book/digital download package. RIYL Torche, Nebula, ASG.
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PSYCROPTIC will hit the road in North America alongside Revocation, Voivod, Skeletal Remains and Conjurer starting next weekend (full dates below). The eclectic bill kicks off on September 12 and runs for a full month.
PSYCROPTIC tour dates.
Ahead of the journey, the ferociously skilled band have revealed a new video for the neck injury conducive new whiplashtastic banger “We Were The Keepers” from As The Kingdom Drowns. Check it at Metal Injection HERE.
Of the video, drummer Dave Haley comments:
“We took a few days out on our recent Australian tour to shoot a couple of film clips – the first one being ‘We were the Keepers’. Our longtime friend and collaborator Wilson Bambrick handled everything behind the camera, and things turned out great. We wanted the clip to be an extension of our live show, and he did very well at capturing that.”
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The track was released via Slam Worldwide and comes off the band’s forthcoming album Vital Deprivation. The album is due out October 11 via Unique Leader Records. The 10 track album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Rivers of Nihil, The Last Ten Seconds of Life) at Think Loud Studios in York, Pa.
Signs of the Swarm said of the release:
“We are pleased to present our third album via Unique Leader Records, Vital Deprivation. We began writing for the album shortly after TDOE was released. From the beginning we had a sound in mind that was more aggressive and fast paced, but equally as brutal as our previous releases. What makes this album different from our past is that we wrote with pleasing ourselves in mind first and foremost. We’ve covered a lot of ground in just under 40 minutes. Some of the album may be what you expect to hear from us, and hopefully some may not. David Simonich is a powerhouse of a vocalist bringing a whole new range of motion to the band’s spectrum. His lyrical content and cadence bring a more emotional and poetic energy to Signs while retaining the aggression he’s become known for. We’d like to thank Carson Slovak & Grant McFarland for helping us to shape this album into a coherent message from beginning to end. Thank you to our fans who have supported us relentlessly, this is the first of many to come. Please enjoy Vital Deprivation.”
Signs of the Swarm will hit the road this Fall as part of the Disentomb-headlined Bloodletting North America tour alongside Visceral Disgorge, Continuum, Organectomy, and Mental Cruelty.
Check out the video for “Tempting Death” and Signs of the Swarm tour dates here.Add to My Radar
I am a big Killswitch Engage fan and will always have a place for them in my heart of moshing hearts. I have fond memories of seeing the band live with various line-ups from Ozzfest to touring with Disturbed to Jesse’s first show back at NEMHC (that was insane) and more. It is hard to say who is my favorite vocalist for the band as my two favorite records from the band Disarm the Descent and The End of Heartache each feature a different lead singer. I think Jesse has the edge for me lyrically but there is something about Howard’s big melodic voice I always really loved. No shade on Jesse’s singing though, which is also the force propelling many anthems.
Suffice to say, “The Signal Fire” track from the band’s new album bringing Howard and Jesse together for fans again was anticipated! I don’t feel let down. The video is great and shows a lot of love plus the songs high speed intro makes me think the band had a lot of fun touring with Anthrax. I have been jamming the promo for Atonement and am glad now the public can have as much fun with the record as I have. I coulda used a little more of that big melodic Howard voice on this someplace, but overall the song showcases both of them well -if understandably leaning more towards the current (and OG) singer Jesse.
I know y’all are gassed up at Slipknot being #1 right now but can we get KSE to #2?
“This video is a demonstration of solidarity and unity,” says Leach. “This is for the fans and this is our testimony to all who see this video. In these times we live in, I believe this is an important message – not just for us as a band and our fans but for all of humanity. This is a call for compassion and understanding! There is strength in unity.”
Leach continues, “The making of the video was a great experience as well. Just all of us guys hanging out and having fun together. Ian McFarland did a hell of a job capturing the vibe and energy of our performances.”
“It was another silly day at the office,” says Jones. “Good food, lots of wrestling talk, and hanging with the boys is a great way to spend the day and get a little work done. Shout out to Ian McFarland for making everything painless at the shoot. The day was all smiles – with a hint of metal.”Add to My Radar
Chicago metallers Snow Burial earlier this month released a music video for their song “Sever the Bloodline” over at Decibel.
“Sever the Bloodline” comes off of Snow Burial’s upcoming album Ostrava due out on September 20 via Prosthetic Records.
About the video, SNOW BURIAL frontman, Ben Bowman comments, “This video was conceived, directed and edited by Derek Cox of Polymyth Studios. He’s been a long time colleague of Nick [Delehanty]’s and was inspired by the song’s dark imagery. The song itself is born from the despair bred by the wild inequality and greed we see daily and invokes some rather violent themes to make a point. We’re hardly ever literal, but the extremity of the sound and words have intent.”Add to My Radar