Led by vocalist Jamie Myers (ex-Hammers of Misfortune), Sabbath Assembly anno 2017 features guitarist Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia), who has been with the band since 2011; original drummer Dave Nuss; bassist Johnny Deblase, who also played on the band's self-titled album; and the new addition of second guitarist Ron Varod (Kayo Dot, Psalm Zero, Zvi). We have been thrilled by the group's endeavors since the early albums, yet not they continue to evolve and excite as a far more progressive and at times heavier beast than when they first arrived, steeped in interpreting the hymnody of the Process Church of the Final Judgment. One of the most consistently good and unique bands in modern rock and metal, Sabbath Assembly are no mere faux-cult or yet another pretend wizard band. The new album Rites Of Passage draws from much deeper wells and is one of their most dynamic releases. The songs on Rites of Passage include stories of losing one's religion (rather than initiation), dissolution of a relationship (rather than marriage), and managing the dementia and physical decline of a loved one (as more profound than a funeral rite).
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“Hate By Design” is here with a great lyrical message for the whole world/scene.
Watch now at www.killswitchengage.com (and see sick new merch) or below.
Incarnate – now available for pre-order.
It is unleashed 3/11/16 via Roadrunner Records.
Feelin’ Jesse’s Only Living Witness shirt in the clip. And the verse riffage is maximum kill.Add to My Radar
Julie Christmas has become the rare unicorn of post-metal who pops up fleetingly from time to time to renew our dying hope and then goes back to being an adult. She recently did some killer stuff with Spylacopa again not to mention owning the ears with her cameo on the recent PIGS record. For many people of certain tastes she is the most missed singer in the underground, besides deceased people like Oderus, Nina Simone and stuff we can’t change.
So to hear that not only is there more Julie on the way but she is working with FUCKING CULT OF FUCKING LUNA?
This news has me like a person back from the dentist trying to talk but still half numb and drooling, so Ima just respectfully link you to Lambgoat now and cry tears of joy because Monday doesn’t suck anymore.
I still maintain that Publicist UK deserved a slot on my 2015 year end list over numerous much heavier bands. The post-punk project favor atmospheric rock soaked in emotional process, laden with a coldness striving to thaw. The band’s quite capable rendering of Tori Amos classic “Precious Things” (for the Decibel Flexi series) into a dark hard rock treatment that still retains a gothy charm with none of the song’s weight lost is impressive. And of course those low crooning Bauhaus-esque vocals are good times.
This kind of message and fluidity is important in the scene right now.
Check it out HERE and jump on the bandwagon, already.
And of course you can compare it to the chilling yet spiritual original.
Dream Theater continue a recent streak with ball of fire new single “Moment Of Betrayal”, an exciting yet measured march from new 2x album The Astonishing that sets each section in conjunction towards a composition steadily ascending in excitement. Like the better DT epics, no matter how many parts or rhythmic shift there is a larger compositional scope at play.
Love to see these guys hit the road with the currently also flying high again Queensryche and/or Megadeth.Add to My Radar
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are one of the more cunningly revolutionary bands in heavy metal, fiercely symphonic and yet darker than most. The new track from the band was enough to make me pause a Firefly marathon for a swan dive into one of the coolest lyric videos I’ve seen in awhile. Veins full of gold dust, ancient books, greed and just all around awesome lyrics like “in delerium I obtain my obscure desires” make this a very absorbing adventure.
Another very worthy addition to the band’s growing symphonic death ball of fire which shall soon engulf the world.
“I feel the weight of metal.” Indeed.
It’s the attention to details, killer musicianship (including leads), strong yet navigable extreme vocals and a hint of madness that puts this band so far ahead of most of the pack.
Watch the captivating lyric video for the brand new song “Gravity” from the band’s upcoming opus KING, out worldwide on Feb. 5th –nuclearblast.com/fleshgod-king.Add to My Radar
Thirty years ago, Black Sabbath as a band, an idea, and as a consistent part of heavy metal was all but gone. Starting with Heaven and Hell, the first Black Sabbath album without the original line-up, the band started to go through many odd years. Mob Rules saw the band down to half of the original members. Born Again was most of the band back together, with Ian Gillian on vocals instead of Ozzy or Ronnie.
But by time Seventh Star came out Black Sabbath was down to one original member, Tony Iommi. It stayed that way until Geezer came back in for 1992’s Dehumanizer. The band closed out with 1995’s Forbidden being down to just Iommi, again. Geezer and Iommi in the 18 year gap, played a lot of concerts with Black Sabbath, but no new music was recorded. Then starting in 2007 they worked with Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice in Heaven and Hell to record Live from Radio City Music Hall, The Devil You Know and Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell.
You can read more of this 30th anniversary retrospect here.Add to My Radar
Los Angeles-based shred quintet HOLY GRAIL present a new offering from their highly anticipated February 12 release, “Times of Pride and Peril” for your listening pleasure. The band have partnered with Revolver Magazine to debut a lyric video for the stirring new single “Crystal King”!
Take a listen HERE .
more below.Add to My Radar
The thunderous new single from Kingston, NY-based riff conjurers GET OUT. is now available for public consumption exclusively at Nefarious Realm.
“Moon Harvest” is the name of the new stoner-laced rock tune and it churns out enough buzzing, burly riffs to level entire cities within its short four-minute duration.
“Our song “Moon Harvest” was inspired by when Apocalypse from X-Men had a lunar base,” says vocalist Morgan Y. Evans. “I was thinking about how cool that was and the current world problems of no one with differing opinions able to have rational debate. How being neighborly is a thing of the past, it seems. How it would be nice to just relocate to the moon and smoke weed. But what if even then people came and tried to harvest everyone’s souls in some giant, evil fun sucking religious machine. You know, everyday life stuff.”
Guitarist Ryan Rios adds,” tracking “Moon Harvest” in the studio on my Sunn rig of fifteen years was enjoyable . And now live I have a new soldano rig paired with a Strymon pedal which has helped add more dynamics to the intro and overall song.” The art for the single is by Chris Smith of Grey Aria Design, who also did the Let Me In album cover. It is featured on a limited T-shirt run available at upcoming shows, printed up by Jeff Wilson from Abigail Williams and hot off the screen.
STREAM “MOON HARVEST” RIGHT HERE
The catchy yet pummeling tune appears on the group’s new fiery full-length debut, Let Me In, which is available now on Bandcamp and will be available on Spotify and iTunes on January 15.Add to My Radar
Swedish death metallers Entombed A.D. have released their newest song “Midas In Reverse”.
“Midas In Reverse” comes off of Entombed A.D.’s forthcoming album Dead Dawn which will be released on February 26.
Check out “Midas In Reverse”, comments from guitarist Nico Elgstrand and Entombed A.D. tour dates here.Add to My Radar
While Victory Record‘s Broadside are a lot catchier than most of what we cover over here on the heavy side of the scene, the power poppin’ punk band have loads of heart. In this time of heroes like Bowie, Lemmy and our old Hogwart’s teacher Severrus Snape passing on to Valhalla, even us gruff metalheads can use a little tearjerky with our beef, um, jerky? Anyway…check out the uplifting and reflective, wistful new motivational emo-heavy anthem HERE.
The press release states: Their ode to self-preservation faces the question of life and death, and analyzes a reflective conversation in the mind of vocalist Ollie Baxxter. “’A Light In The Dark’ is an inner monologue of questioning my self-worth, and essentially my strong desire to overcome negativity and be successful,” the vocalist explains.