Technical death metal pioneers DEEDS OF FLESH return after a seven year hiatus with their 9th studio album Nucleus, set for release via Unique Leader Records on 11th December 2020 (Vinyl release 15th January 2021). The band's first release since the tragic passing of guitarist / vocalist and Unique Leader founder Erik Lindmark, who lost a battle with sclerosis in 2018, Nucleus features guest performances some of the biggest names in extreme metal to celebrate his life and contribution to metal. Vocalist Jacoby Kingston is joined by members of Pathology, Gorguts, Dying Fetus, Submerged, Decrepit Birth and more. With a mix of the old and new style of DEEDS OF FLESH writing, this album is the completion of a story that began with Of What's to Come (2008) and ran through Portals to Canaan (2013). The music was written by Erik Lindmark (RIP), Craig Peters, Ivan Munguia and Darren Cesca, and had been recorded and partially mixed for almost four years. When Erik Lindmark passed in 2018, vocalist Jacoby Kingston came out of retirement to help finish the album. Alongside long-time drummer Mike Hamilton, they finished the story arc, wrote the lyrics and made the vocal arrangements for Nucleus.
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Hey clowns. We have had some technical sorting out to do on the server the last few days and the site was out of action as a result. We missed you though and SO MUCH DAMN GOOD STUFF HAPPENED in metal in the meantime. I am gonna endeavor to catch us up on a bunch in posts the next few days.
This morning I am going to throw a few cool recent video clips your way!
Buzz band of the moment, Jinjer have been crushing skulls and gaining major traction for awhile now. The band seem unstoppable. Finally the anticipated clip for tech groove metal onslaught “Noah” crashes down on us like some waves too bad news to surf. This is sure to be one of the most popular and immense clips of the year and the band did an incredible job conveying the tensions and emotions of the song in a mixture of performance and artsy/dark imagery.
Symfobia are up next, a dope ass symphonic metal project with great energy and songwriting. Loved this one. “Smog Of Tomorrow” captivates with romantic, epic fortitude against the odds energy and stirring arrangements. I love the intro, harmonies and big chords. A band to watch from Slovakia. Bad ass.
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Lastly, here’s some Static-X candy for ya! “All These Years” (from Project Regeneration) can be consumed in all types of bittersweet, nostalgic glory below. We are lucky to have this last puzzle piece of musical blessing from the industrial groovers to round out Wayne’s legacy. The clip is fun and the intro recalls classic 80’s vibes of scolding parents and rebellion.Add to My Radar
During the mammoth #FearlessAtHome live stream event that took on Saturday, horror themed theatricore outfit, ICE NINE KILLS celebrated the 40th Anniversary of classic horror movie, Friday The 13th, with the debut of “Jason’s Mom” – a very special, acoustic parody in honor of one of the deadliest matriarchs in movie history, just in time for Mother’s Day. They dedicated the performance to Adam Schlesinger whose genius song writing and smash hit, “Stacy’s Mom”, provided the inspiration for the song.
Speaking on their re-imagining of the Fountains of Wayne classic track and the 40th Anniversary of Friday The 13th, INK frontman, Spencer Charnas says
“Today marks the 40th anniversary of Friday The 13th and with tomorrow being Mother’s Day, we thought this acoustic cover would be the perfect way to celebrate. We want to dedicate this to the memory of the inspirational songwriter Adam Schlesinger, who co-wrote this amazing and enduring pop song for Fountains Of Wayne.
We hope all the Moms out there have a truly killer Mother’s Day. ”
Ice Nine Kills also payed homage to Friday The 13th with this month’s Nightmare On The Ninth merch drop. The ‘Mommy Knows Best’ collection celebrates Forty Years of Friday and is available for a limited time from NightmareOnTheNinth.com The movie was also the inspiration for their track “Thank God It’s Friday”. Taken from their 2018 opus, The Silver Scream, the track has clocked up 2 million YouTube views and 9.6 million streams on Spotify since it’s release.Add to My Radar
Sitting around quarantine and thinking back to bands I have been in that had members who would argue if it was cool or not to play covers made me think it might be neat-o to showcase some covers by one artist on the site today. OTEP seemed like a good pick because A. She rules as a person and has always been cool to our site and B. Just look at that “Shelter In Place” message behind the band photo. Wise choice during Covid-19, fam. And I think that photo is older than last year? Prophetic!
Anyway, OTEP rocks and the real best reason to choose some of the band’s best covers is that THERE ARE A BUNCH OF DOPE ONES TO SHOW YOU. Seriously, some bands are so snobby but it is cool to show your influences. I thought it was cool how when Chester from Linkin Park died even Chris from Coldplay wasn’t too “big” and covered “Crawling” in his memory.
Here’s four tunes poet and nu-fusion groove metal activist Otep Shamaya chose to cover with her band over the years.
- ‘Breed’ by Nirvana is an iconic grunge punk tune and the high energy video disturbs and taunts and plays appearances like David Lynch took the class on a Nu Metal field trip to hell.
2. ‘Not To Touch The Earth’ by the Doors is my favorite OTEP cover because as a poet Shamaya really vibes with Jim and respects the material and also because it is cool to hear one of the most intense “bad trip” doors songs ever (and not the most obvious cover choice from the band’s tunes) become straight up metal!
3. ‘Wake Up’ by RATM. Otep certainly vibes with smashing the control machine/Matrix and critiquing capitalism’s worst excesses, so this makes perfect sense. Also, hello…rap rock. ‘Nuff said.
4. Lorde’s ‘Royals’ lyrically is a great choice and this one remains a fan favorite in the Tribe. We’re in this together so hope this makes quarantine or whatever you are going through a little more bearable as we have money fears and the future is even more uncertain, fam. One love. PMA.Add to My Radar
Today, PAPA ROACH releases the official video for the track “Feel Like Home.” The minimalistic, high-energy video was filmed at home, under quarantine, providing a rare and very entertaining look into the band members’ and their family at home.
The band explains “We’re all home, in quarantine, and decided to try and entertain our families a little bit with one of our favorite songs from the record – we hope it brings a little joy and positivity. Really looking forward to seeing people around the world trying their own! “
And with that comment – Papa Roach and Better Noise Music are launching the #FEELLIKEHOMECHALLENGE, encouraging fans anywhere in the world to create their own version of the video, from home, for the opportunity at several prizes, including a Grand Prize of $1,200. All entries are to be submitted by Sunday May 31st, at which point band will review all entries and choose a winner with 2 runner up prizes, along with prizing for 10 submissions selected at random on June 8, 2020 Anyone can enter anywhere in the world.
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Papa Roach just wrapped a 4 hour epic live-streamed retrospective this past weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary release of their debut album INFEST. The program, dubbed “INFEST IN-Conversation” featured Special Guests, Dave Buckner (Papa Roach), Chino & Risa Moreno (Deftones), Dave “Phoenix” Farrell (Linkin Park), Marcos Siega (TV/Film Director) and Jason AalonButler (Fever 333). The program ran simultaneously across the band’s official Twitch, Facebook, Youtube, VK, and Twitter accounts garnering an audience of 1.8 million during the broadcast.
Cattle Decap have been pretty much my favorite band in death metal for quite awhile and Death Atlas is further proof it is hard to defeat them when it comes to meaningful and at times darkly cynical yet insightful extreme metal. I assume those of you who give a shit about metal probably know about the recent late 2019 release already so I won’t insult your feeble (oops) intelligence with too many details other than that it rules and you should get it. I honestly feel like an asshole that I didn’t review it when it came out but seasonal depression is a bitch and obviously we need to catch up on reviews right now, period. Haha, it isn’t helping that now that Spring is here we have a pandemic but I will try and post some cool album reviews for you hounds soon. Anyway, here’s a funny ass morbid video in the meantime. Ahhhhh. They have manage to kind of politely underscore what doomed fucking idiots the human race are yet again.
“With the cancellation of our ironically titled ‘Europandemic Tour’ and social distancing recommendations set in place, we found ourselves with not much to do. So we figured why not address the elephant in the room in the form of a music video for ‘Bring Back The Plague’ and just film it on our mobile phones instead of with an actual crew. Dave didn’t even have access to a drum kit and nobody is leaving their houses anyways so we decided to lighten the mood with a video. Everything from the band name to the lyrics to the merchandise to the imagery have always been heavily steeped in metaphors and irony always with tongue firmly in cheek, so this new video by David Hall at Uneasy Sleeper may just be our coup de gras…for better, or for worse.” – Travis RyanAdd to My Radar
Dying Fetus are one of the true legacy acts in the Relapse stable still slamming out brutal death metal with no impulses towards making it more palatable for squares, obviously. It just isn’t what they do. They are too busy “Reveling In The Abyss” of pure evil.
A mini-doc was recently filmed at MilkBoy Studios in Philadelphia, PA in 2017 upon the release of Wrong One To Fuck With, the band chronicled the re-recording of their classic track “One Shot, One Kill” with Swedish Producer/Engineer Mattias Nillson. The video, featuring interviews, a new “One Shot, One Kill” performance, and behind-the-scenes footage, can be seen below. It is pretty damn cool and insightful for fans.
Regarding the re-recording of “One Shot, One Kill”; Bassist/Vocalist Sean Beasley comments:
“I’m excited to hear and put my vocals on there and hear Trey belt it out. It was our first video song basically, we recorded it at the old Masquerade in Atlanta. Mike [Kimball] was our old guitarist, he was new in the band then and it was different where we didn’t use straight up raw amps for the first time. We used a racked mount mix and it was a new thing for us at the time.”
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Philadelphia Metal Outfit, IN THE FIRE releases official music video for “Channel” off the 2019 album ‘Volatile Beings’
Philadelphia Metal Outfit, IN THE FIRE releases official music video for “Channel” off the 2019 album Volatile Beings. The video was filmed by Galactic Force Media on the coldest night of February 2020 and guests Fred Fred Eric of Total Fucking Destruction as “Panda”.
IN THE FIRE, a conception of Ryan Moll (Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Total Fucking Destruction, Azure Emote) has also recently released a new album, ‘The Living Horror Show featuring Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy) on Drums. Both albums are available digitally and on limited CD via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.Add to My Radar
Norwegian metallers Fight The Fight have released the video for their song “Pacemaker.”
“Pacemaker” comes off the band’s upcoming album Deliverance due out on September 18th via Metal Blade Records in North America and Indie Recordings everywhere else.
Check out the video for “Pacemaker” here.Add to My Radar
Hey folks. Hope none of you are listening to Trump and returning to work because you will kill people and the choice between killing grandma for capitalism and staying safe at home is a false one when social democracy could undo the evil crony capitalism and still take care of us with safety net relief. DO NOT TRUST THESE EVIL FUCKS,
Anyway, venting out of the way…here is a new video from socially aware thrash masters Sacred Reich. Our hearts go out to the guys for the recent death of founding member Jason Rainey and we want to help them boost this great new video (shot and edited by Fiaz Farrelly) .
Front-man and bassist Phil Rind comments: “We want to put something positive out there right now. ‘Salvation’ is about music’s ability to encourage and inspire us and bring us together.”Add to My Radar
Dear friends, Today marks the beginning of Spring and we want to dedicate this song to you.
We are all living a Silent Spring, here in Italy and all around the world, a tragedy has struck at the heart of our community, but we will get through this… together! Yours,- 5RAND
The track features Francesco Ferrini of Fleshgod Apocalypse and is a remarkable blend of creative dynamics, beautiful melodic moody hooks and screams as well as powerful musicianship that is quite emotional.Add to My Radar
Hey everyone. Sending so much solidarity, love and blazing horns to anyone scared or discouraged during the current viral pandemic. I am quarantined and sipping what I hope is not the last peach-nectarine RedBull on the planet and wanted to lift your spirits with some metal videos you may not have seen yet!
Last year, Swedish-American power metal supergroup NORTHTALE played two concerts in Japan as part of the Evoken Fest. Today, they release a new live video for ‘Time To Rise’, that you can watch below. We of course hope you are not seeing any big live shows like this at this current time due to the virus. Fuck that band The Stereophonics who were willfully reckless about it in the UK. Asshats.
Anyway, here is some power metal fix for ya! The fist pump/solo part is awesome. I hope no one on Earth takes for granted the luxury of celebrating together in a crowd ever again and supports rock and metal when it can return to live stages safely!
The band comments: “We hope everyone is staying safe during these crazy times! Since we know you’re gonna be at home and we can’t really play live for the foreseeable future, how about we show you a little bit of what our Japan tour was like? Thanks to director Jason McNamara who shot and edited this (not to mention hanging and driving us around) over the 2 nights we performed in Tokyo at Evoken Metal Fest last September! And finally, thanks to Yama Darkblaze for bring us to Japan, Ryo and our label King Records, Makoto Suzuki at ESP Guitars, as well as KORG and Pearl Drums for all the support!”
Next up is Belgian band Solitude Within who charm with a well executed new song called “Astray” (above). The band’s energy picks up as the song goes on and the sort of just above mid tempo metallic surge of most of it serves the rising feeling and various elements well for a satisfying release. I also had to include this band because of their name going along well with the idea of staying home during Covid-19. I am sure that is probably not what they ever thought the band name was about but I am repurposing it here to remind you all to be safe, my friends!
I enjoyed Emmelie Arents voice and particularly liked the drummer who I believe if Facebook is correct is named Hans Sarazyn. He reminds me of Mike Bordin a little but that is probably mostly hairstyle similarities.
“The song “Astray” is about being lost in an overwhelming world, being caught in lies and broken things. It’s about loss, defeat, losing your mind. But it’s also about hope. Hope that someone will be there to guide you home” – Solitude Within
We have to have hope together in these times. Good message! Cool band!
Last up we have some new Deranged. The video is the heaviest featured today and has some slaughterhouse imagery and a very dark general vibe paired with excellent death riffs and hoarse vocals. If you like this style you will come away feeling on edge and adrenalized in a scowling haze of world darkness energy. I guess that is not so uplifting but hey we all need to vent our anger right now as well somewhere. Stay strong, everyone!Add to My Radar
Springfield, MO Hard rock road tested melodic sensations Paralandra are a best kept not-so secret band in the genre who could appeal with ease to Delain, Godsmack and Halestorm fans. The group have a solid work ethic and are back with a timely new video -filmed by Adrienne Beacco- for their new song “Love Will Win.” Big vocals and a lot of guitar shred in this one over in charge rock grooves that mean business. I like the lyric where I think Casandra Carson is saying ,“when the lie is so sweet you’ll follow your fiction.” Hope I got that right!
Anyhow, give the video some love below and hopefully it gets your mind off of the stressful virus for a moment. Sending hope and a raised fist out to everyone reading this.Add to My Radar
Switzerland death metallers Arcaine released a video for their song “Toxic Mankind” earlier this week.
“Toxic Mankind” comes off the band’s debut album As Life Decays which was released on February 14. The video for “Toxic Mankind” was shot and produced by Oliver König/Pavement Graphics.
Check out the video for “Toxic Mankind” here.Add to My Radar
Los Angeles metallers Bad Wolves released a video earlier this week for their song “Sober.” “Sober” comes off the band’s 2019 effort N.A.T.I.O.N. “Sober” also is featured on the film Sno Babies from Better Noise Films, and the music video for the song features footage from the film.
“This song was a unique opportunity to talk about addiction not only from the perspective of the addict but also from the perspective of their loved ones,” says lead singer Tommy Vext. “The message is very different from traditional songs that seem to always perpetuate a mentality of self-victimization which is exactly the kind of misguided thinking that perpetuates the mental obsessive side of alcoholism and addiction. In the end the moral of the story is about holding on to not giving up on ourselves or the people who are trying – who are really, really trying to make and better themselves.”
Watch the video for “Sober” and read more about Bad Wolves efforts here.Add to My Radar