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Couch Slut from NYC are really interesting in that they provoke but don't always define, reflecting the listener. Eschewing preachy interviews and letting the art be interpreted by the projections of the viewer more often than not is novel these days. The controversy over the context of their Handshake Inc. My Life As A Woman almost Raymond Pettibon-esque cover art faded a bit when people realized the band were a co-ed bunch of noise/metal/post-punk ragers with sophisticated aesthetics, but people should notice more how killer the music is. Shows with Insect Ark, Melt Banana and Pyrrhon have helped, as will a June NYC Vitus Northside Fest appearance sure to kick ass! Key track: the psycho, jazz, dirge headfuck of "Carpet Farmer". pic by Justina Villanueva
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German thrash metallers Exumer have announced The Raging Tides as their upcoming fourth full-length, set to be released January 29th via Metal Blade Records! To hear the first single – the album’s title track – and to pre-order the record in various formats, head over to:http://www.metalblade.com/exumer
Recorded with producer/engineer Waldemar Soychta at Waldstreet Sound in Dortmund, Germany, The Raging Tides is a deliberate and violent thrash attack that stays true to the band’s 30 year legacy. Conceptually and lyrically, vocalist Mem V. Stein has based the bulk of the record around human suffering – specifically “caused by torture or other means for political, religious, or personal gain for the individuals/organizations who inflict the pain,” Stein asserts. Inspired by a wide range of books and articles, the title of the album itself, according to Stein, “represents the ebb and flow of human misery and despair around the globe.”
See below for The Raging Tides‘ track-listing, with more news coming soon!Add to My Radar
German thrashers Exumer have been confirmed to appear at this year’s Rock Hard Festival in Milan, Italy, on September 15, 2012. Alongside them will be Danish thrashers Artillery, who have just come off the co-headlining “South American Damnation” tour with Exumer through Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
Vocalist Mem V. Stein commented:
“Our ‘South American Damnation’ tour was such a success for both bands, us and Artillery, that we did not hesitate to ask our management to replicate the package for Europe. This means that we have to put our North American dates, which were planned for the fall, on hold until spring 2013. There were no alternate time frames to bring both bands back out on the road and we didn’t want to risk losing the opportunity altogether to bring the package to Europe.”
Exumer’s latest album Fire & Damnation was released April 6th in Europe and April 10th in North America through Metal Blade Records.Add to My Radar
German thrash legends Exumer are streaming their upcoming album Fire & Damnation in it’s entirety from Friday April 6, 2012 to April 13, 2012. Fire & Damnation will be released worldwide by Metal Blade Records – April 10th in North America and April 6th/10th in Europe/UK. To listen to the album stream click here.
Exumer have also been confirmed to headline the upcoming “Metal on the Rocks” Festival in Mexico City featuring such bands as Morbid Saint, Inquisition from Colombia, Mexican act Ragnell and others. Exumer had planned to play Mexico in 2010 but the promoters apparently made sure that wouldn’t happen. This time around they have three dates in Mexico and others in South America. Yuo can see a list of dates here.
Vocalist Mem Von Stein had this to say about the Mexican shows:
“We were devastated when we learned that we were not able to play those shows in Mexico in 2010. It was the first time in our career that we had to cancel a series of live shows in a country that has some of the most loyal and devoted metal fans on the planet. We hope that we can make it up to the fans this time around and are proud to premier a brand new live set that will include songs from our brand new album “Fire and Damnation”, for the very first time in Mexico!”Add to My Radar
German thrashers Exumer have released another song from their upcoming album which is also their first in 25 years. The album is being called Fire and Damnation and scheduled for release through Metal Blade Records on April 6, 2012 in Europe and in the US on April 10th.
The song called “Vermin of the Sky” can be found streaming here.
Recently the band’s lead singer Mem V. Stein had this too say about the album:
“With ‘Fire & Damnation’, we tried to create the most punishing and dominant thrash metal album of our career. No lackluster songs, no fillers, no lazy performance and no compromises. It moves straight forward from the the very first song to the last, delivering a vibrant mix of skilled musicianship with the urgency of the classic thrash records from the 1980s!”Add to My Radar
German thrashers, Exumer, have released a new song entitled “Fire & Damnation,” from their upcoming album “Fire & Damnation.” This is the band’s first new album in twenty-five years and will feature ten new songs. Singer Mem V. Stein has stated:
“With ‘Fire & Damnation’, we tried to create the most punishing and dominant thrash metal album of our career. No lackluster songs, no fillers, no lazy performance and no compromises. It moves straight forward from the the very first song to the last, delivering a vibrant mix of skilled musicianship with the urgency of the classic thrash records from the 1980s!”
To check out the new song click here.
The upcoming album will be released April 6th in Europe and April 10th in North America through Metal Blade Records.Add to My Radar
Germany’s thrash lifers Exumer are just about ready to release their first recording in 24 years. “Fire & Damnation” will be released by Metal Blade, their label debut, on April 10th. These guys formed in 1985, broke up in the 1990 and then re-united in ’09. What was I doing in ’85? Shitting my pants, not cause I was an infant, but because the Royals won the World Series. Talk about a fluke.
So here we have these 35-40+ Germans getting back in the metal scene after a few decades. The upside is they always knew how to wow the far off markets, gathering a unusually strong following outside of Germany, like Brazil and…Poland. The downside is this could be an album best fit for aging Gen Xers or some youthful Boomers. I hope this resurrection turns out for the people at Metal Blade.
Click here for a preview video of “Fire & Damnation.”Add to My Radar
“We are extremely happy and proud to have found a home with Metal Blade Records, a label that has the “know-how”, integrity and appreciation for what EXUMER is about and stands for. We tried to do everything “right”, with this album, from writing the new material to working with Waldemar Sorychta as our producer. Hence, Metal Blade Records as a label is the most logical choice for the band, in order to be represented globally and reach every fan that is interested in what EXUMER has to offer in 2012, and beyond.”
The band will be releasing a new album titled “Fire & Damnation” in early Spring 2012 via Metal Blade Records. This 10-track album combines a punishing production with aggressive song writing. Exumer manages to capture the intensity and feel of the 1980’s thrash metal gems and yet sound up-to-date on their latest output.
“Rising From The Sea” was the band’s last full-length album which was released in 1987 on Disaster Records.Add to My Radar