If you were only allowed to pick one black metal album to hear for the rest of 2019, I would strongly suggest you choose False's Portent. A dizzying leap forward from an already very talented and rightfully well regarded act, it does not take long into ten minute opener "A Victual to Our Dead Selves" for the song to grab your undivided attention and never let go. Dedicated to the memory of several friends, the record is professional, passionate, heartbreaking and exhilarating. "Rime On The Song Of Returning" is an exceptionally poetic ode to natural abandon that seems to question our size in the scope of the march of time. The band have never sounded more precise, empowered and fiery, like there is a fortune teller at band practice urging them to claim destiny's heights. If this album holds significance of metal's future it is one that honors the best of the past while boding very well for the genre's horizons.
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The man behind the voice that revitalized a band in mourning is reported to be going home.
Eddie will be joining All Shall Perish to record a new album. If they’ll tour together afterwords is yet to be seen.
The full All Shall Perish line up will be:
Eddie Hermida – Vocals
Ben Orum – Guitar
Chris Storey – Guitar
Caysen Russo – Bass
Matt Kuykendall – Drums
Craig Betit – Additional Vocals
There’s nothing to suggest this puts Suicide Silence‘s future into question. The band is currently kicking ass with Korn through the rest of the month, and will be dropping a EP, Sacred Words, which will feature the single of the same name, as well as three live tracks from RockPart 2015 and other unreleased tracks on October 23.
So basically, Eddie may be pulling double-duty, but that means he’s doing us double the favor! Plenty of deathcore naysayers out there, but All Shall Perish and Suicide Silence are fucking titans. I’ll be slamming Sacred Words until the new All Shall Perish music comes out.
Check back here for a Sacred Words review and for all your heavy metal news! \mm/Add to My Radar
California based extreme metal titans Suicide Silence will release a digital only EP entitled Sacred Words on October 23, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The EP features the single “Sacred Words” as well as various unreleased tracks, including three live tracks taken from the band’s RockPart Festival performance on August 9, 2015 in Hungary.
“We are dropping a digital EP with some sick live tracks and much more,” commented guitarist Mark Heylum. “Get your fill of Suicide Silence with this release of Sacred Words dropping October 23! I said goddamn!”
Sacred Words digital EP track list:
1. Sacred Words
2. Inherit The Crown (live)
3. Cease To Exist (live)
4. Sacred Words (live)
5. Sacred Words (We Are Strong Remix)
6. Sacred Words (instrumental)
Even the cynical and nu metal hating among you have to admit this tour is going to bring the serious mosh. Not only have Korn been really regaining that special weirdness they had since Brian Welch returned to the ranks, but they are bringing Suicide Silence and one of my favorite newer bands Islander in tow. Seriously, Are you rrrrreeeeaaaddddyyyyyyyyyyyy?
Maybe I’ll see some of you at Irving. Fuckin’ not ashamed of being stoked!
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Poughkeepsie, NY shook as Suicide Silence and Emmure packed the house and cracked concrete for the Stronger Than Faith Tour. The rowdy show featured adrenalized performances met with major enthusiasm from the mixed age crowd (though full of young fans primarily). Frankie from Emmure was still suffering throat problems and sat this one out, seeming really bummed as he told the near capacity crowd he couldn’t sing their set. I thought it was the guy who fronts Emmure’s NYC buddies Sylar who filled in at first but was told a bit later it was the controversial bands tour manager stepping in. The crowd supported wholeheartedly and people were flipping out and singing along nonetheless.
I honestly heard several people say it was the best show they’d ever gone to there. While it was a good show it didn’t come near the balcony kamikaze jumper insanity of Soulfly/Incubus over a decade ago or some of the nutsballz Gwar, Hatebreed or All Out War shows I’ve seen there over the many years I’ve been attending concerts at the theater.
But yeah, it was a fired up night for metalcore fans. Openers Fit For An Autopsy had the heaviest set besides Suicide Silence (who seriously brought in this first time I got to witness them live since Mitch died). FFAA were clearly hungry and delivered a death heavy performance with particularly satisfying bass fluidity from Shane Slade.
I was most excited probably to see Within The Ruins who have one of the best guitarists in metal. They recently survived a snowy van crash and Tim Goergen still had his arm in a sling when off stage. The Westfield, MA band didn’t dissapoint though, bringing Dillinger-worthy technical madness to the masses.
Suicide Silence’s Eddie Hermida really owned the night, though. Hermida told a heckler that “if you want to see All Shall Perish go to an All Shall Perish show”, his new band bearing down with crushing forward momentum as the pit swelled.
Catharina Christiana and Matt Slater provided photos.
For the live shots see BELOW.Add to My Radar
On November 1, 2012 I remember getting the news of Mitch’s death as I was heading into a video conference meeting. It was the first time that hearing that a musician or artist had died had stopped me in my tracks. I was genuinely sad to know that Mitch was gone – in my high school music appreciation class we had to pick a song to present to the class, and I’d picked “Disengage”. Suicide Silence posters were stuffed into the fronts of my binders, a long haired kid carrying around pictures of long haired kids. The people in my small southern town hated it, and I loved that they hated it.
When it was announced that Eddie was going to take the helm of Suicide Silence, I was skeptical, but hopeful. Honestly, I wasn’t super stoked when the studio clip of Eddie covering “You Only Live Once” came out. Then when the video for “Cease To Exist” came out, I was excited about the music, but the video seemed misogynistic and violent, which I found extremely disconcerting. “Don’t Die” and “Cease To Exist” were mammoth tracks that were genuine Suicide Silence, and I’ve been sold since. And if you still aren’t sold, consider that this album features both The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato and George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher of the legendary Cannibal Corpse!
Without any further ado, let’s get down to the meat and potatoes. Read my review of You Can’t Stop Me here!
California deathcore mastermind’s Suicide Silence are now streaming their mammoth new album You Can’t Stop Me, the first with Eddie Hermida at the helm.
The album features a number of highlights, including “Inherit The Crown”, “Sacred Words” and “Control”.
Check out You Can’t Stop Me here and prepare to break knob in neck to this brutal album.Add to My Radar
I have been waiting all day to write this post and here it is! These California metalheads have brought it hard.
Suicide Silence today released the music video for the title track to their upcoming album, You Can’t Stop Me.
They had this to say about the video on their Facebook page:
“This is the final song Mitch had written lyrically & we’re very proud to present it in his honor. Check out the official video for “You Can’t Stop Me” & share the hell out of it!”
These are definitely classic Lucker lyrics a la “You Only Live Once”, “If you’re reckless! And free! Speak up! Sing this with me: “We’re free! We’re free! You can’t fucking stop me!”
The song and video are brutal and intense, with a little twist at the end. Click here and break the knob off! Raise horns for Eddie and Co. and hail the legacy of Mitch Lucker!Add to My Radar
Mayhem Festival is kicking off next week in California, but if you can’t wait for all the heavy metal goodness, well then you’re in luck.
F.Y.E has teamed up with Mayhem Fest to offer fans a pair of tickets, airfare and hotel to the August 5 (Atlanta) date of this year’s tour.
Head over to F.Y.E.’s Facebook, enter your email and not only enter to win tickets to the biggest metal festival tromping across America, but also a ten song sampler featuring some of the newest tracks from some of the greatest bands on the tour.Add to My Radar
California deathcore powerhouses Suicide Silence have today released a teaser video ahead of the Tuesday, July 1 release of the music video for “You Can’t Stop Me”.
“You Can’t Stop Me” is the title track off of Suicide Silence’s upcoming album, which will be released on July 15 in North America.
Suicide Silence have already released videos for “Don’t Die” and “Cease to Exist” as well as an You Can’t Stop Me album sampler, all of which you can turn up here.
Also, don’t miss Suicide Silence playing all summer on this summer’s MAYHEM FEST!
Check out the “You Can’t Stop Me” teaser video here.Add to My Radar
If you can’t get enough Suicide Silence (I know I can’t) then you need to turn up their album sampler.
You Can’t Stop Me will drop next month via Nuclear Blast Records. It’ll hit North America on July 15.
Check out the album sampler as well as the two full tracks already released (“Don’t Die” and “Cease to Exist”) here.Add to My Radar
California deathcore face-melters Suicide Silence have released a new video ahead of the release of their newest album and first with vocalist Eddie Hermida.
You Can’t Stop Me will drop next month (July 15 in North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The newest video is for the song “Don’t Die”.
The lyrics are pretty sweet: “We sing these songs for the broken down // The beaten up and the pushed aside // You aren’t alone in this path of life // We sing these songs so YOU! DON’T! DIE!
Check out the full video here.Add to My Radar
Fans couldn’t be more stoked to hear Suicide Silence‘s new full length unless Mitch hadn’t died. It is arguably by far the most anticipated metal release of 2014. These guys and Whitechapel are clearly the band’s of the next generation who will fight for metal. It is different, yet still true.
Now you can briefly be a fly on the wall as Suicide Silence has posted a short clip documenting the making-of their new record. Vocalist Eddie Hermida (ex-All Shall Perish) is displayed as a full member and it is obviously their first full-length recording since the shitty death of Mitch Lucker. You Can’t Stop Me will be released on July 11 (Europe), July 14 (UK) and July 15, 2014 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
Click HERE for the footage!Add to My Radar
Suicide Silence have given us a taste of their new sound via the release of “Cease To Exist” from the forthcoming You Can’t Stop Me. The song is a lot more speed/death metal oriented as opposed to some of their more deathcore stuff with Mitch Lucker at the helm, but it remains to be seen if the rest of the record will continue down this path. Either way, this is a win for fans who were worried the music would suffer if the band continued. This song is cool. “…a hex on your life”.
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California deatchore brutes Suicide Silence are soldiering on. Last week they announced that they were going to be releasing You Can’t Stop Me on July 15 and have today released the track list and album art for it.
Ed Hermida told Loudwire about recording You Can’t Stop Me:
“The experience in the studio was different for me. I’m used to writing very separately from the band and writing at home on a computer and being able to switch over from my video games and just not really think about music when I’m not really feeling it. But with this, it was gung ho, go for it, you’re in it. And A) I think the record came out amazing and B) it was just a fun experience.”
Get all the details, including guest singers here.Add to My Radar