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British death metal ballers INGESTED have unveiled a lockdown video for new single ‘Dead Seraphic Forms’, and announced the release of new album Where Only Gods May Tread on 14th August via Unique Leader. A new lockdown video featuring thirty eight (phew) cameos of bored metal musicians goofing around in quarantine can be consumed below. Expect much intense riffing and clowning.

Drummer Lyn Jeffs comments “So, here is our second single ‘Dead Seraphic Forms’ from our upcoming album Where Only Gods May Tread. We’ve put together a lockdown music video and brought a load of our good friends for the ride, and we want you involved too! All you have to do is name as many people as you can in the video in the video comments below, then like this post and share it on social media! We will pick a winner at random from the people who name the most correct cameos and they will WIN A PRE ORDER BUNDLE FOR THE NEW ALBUM! So what are you waiting for?! Watch the video and get on this competition!! Big love and STAY SAFE X”

Dominic Grimard (Ion Dissonance, The Last Felony) handled bass duties on the album and there are special guest appearances from Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Down), Vincent Bennett (The Acacia Strain) and Matt Honeycutt (Kublai Khan).

The new album was mixed and mastered by long time producer of INGESTED and Cryptopsy guitarist Christian Donaldson (Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, The Agonist), engineering was handled by both Nico Beninato and Sam Yates at Foel Studios in Wales. The artwork was created by legendary artist Dan Seagrave (Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Hypocrisy, Entombed, Rivers Of Nihil, Gorguts, Decrepit Birth).

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New York extreme death metal mental gymnasts (in a good way) PYRRHON have big news, a new full length called Abscess Time due this year. Abscess Time will be released on double LP – with a vinyl exclusive D-side bonus track, compact disc, and on all digital platforms on June 26, 2020. Physical pre-order is available today via Willowtip HERE and digital can be found HERE.

About Abscess Time, PYRRHON vocalist Doug Moore comments:
“The album is about watching the human world slowly slide towards collapse while you’re too busy trying to survive until the next day to do anything about it. The process seems to take forever, even though little things change every day. And since you’re constantly straining to keep your head above water, it’s all just the background against a foreground of more immediate dangers. Humans can adapt to anything, so fool yourself into thinking it can last forever – but then, one day, the boil bursts.”

PYRRHON have released a new track off Abscess Time titled, ‘Another Day In Paradise’ alongside a long form interview with the band. The track and interview are up now at Decibel Magazine. I am loving the performances, especially the cutting Steve Schwegler cymbals and general drum madness. Any of their releases slay but this new tune makes the latest offering seem VERY promising and a welcome distraction right now.

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This Covid-19 challenge has made a of musicians have to get creative after tours were shut down for safety (my heart goes out to Chuck Billy of Testament and others who have contracted the virus). Darsombra are touring rooms of their home and undisclosed locations in Maryland via live stream,  for example. My girlfriend Globelamp has been a live streamer for years playing psych folk and engaging with her fans, so it has been interesting to see the connective impact that can have in building a micro community. Obviously everyone has IG and Facebook live now or sometimes uses YouTube to stream, but not everyone uses it for live performance as opposed to general pseudo reality tv style posts of themselves rambling, hahaha.

Snow Burial, one of the coolest (snow pun painfully accidental) bands out there at present, are doing their part to take this moment to stream for local charity. The Prosthetic Records signees announced that they will be live streaming an acoustic performance this week, via the Prosthetic Records YouTube channel. The stream will take place on Thursday, 26 March at 8 EDT/ 7 CDT/ 5 PDT. The band will be accepting donations throughout the performance, and will be sending all money raised to  The Greater Chicago Food Depository.

SNOW BURIAL’s Ben Bowman comments:
“Like pretty much everyone involved in the music industry we have shifted rapidly from being extremely bummed about cancelling our tour to wondering what we could do to help. Doing a livestream and donating all the proceeds to a local food bank seems like one of the best ways that we can do that. Well, Brandon is actually providing the true best help – he’s a physician’s assistant, treating patients through this pandemic. I can just play guitar and sing a bit.

“It’s not the same as touring (at all) but I am very excited to have an excuse to experiment with our songs and play for folks over the internet. I’ll be playing acoustic-ish versions of each song on Ostrava (I’m physically incapable of not using a delay pedal) with some commentary on the songs and the chance to chat with everyone live. I’m stoked to take a new approach on the tunes, and, frankly, to have something to look forward to. All of Illinois is under a shelter-at-home order and it’s easy to have a very hard time through this. Having some fun in a way that can help those in real need is exciting.”

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Check out Errant from Immortal Bird’s Rae Amitay

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:02 AM (PST)

 

Immortal Bird took our album of the year spot for 2019 and now singer Rae Amitay is already back with more music via a fresh new excellent solo endeavor called Errant. A CD limited to 100 copies is available for pre-order via Manatee Rampage Records and on Bandcamp HERE. Since I have already gotten my new Ozzy and sepultura (which were both pretty rad), I have to say that I am most looking forward to this EP and the rumored new Blues Pills in 2020 thus far in the days yet to come.

Errant is a solo project by multi-instrumentalist Rae Amitay (Immortal Bird, Thrawsunblat) conceived in 2019, meant as a vehicle for realizing ideas that exist in a separate space from Immortal Bird.

I enjoyed hearing Amitay’s clean vocals over the sort of brooding alternative rocky gloom-gaze of the verses of first available tune “A Vacillant Breath” before a punchy and driving series of riffs serve as the support for her more familiar patented harsh screams, which sound here like she has defeated Tomas Lindberg in single combat or at least Connect 4. I don’t know what I am writing. Anyhow, the point is this shit is super cool and very vibey and you should support it. Looking forward to hearing the promised Failure cover as well.

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Swedish hardcore d-beat outfit DISFEAR see the digital release of their sophomore album, A Brutal Sight of War available digitally for the very first time! Originally released in 1993, A Brutal Sight of War is now available across all streaming services HERE.

DISFEAR begin their Spring tour dates next week in Belgium. All confirmed 2020 tour dates are available below. Stay tuned for more updates.

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.gif from god prepare for east coast shows

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 3:34 PM (PST)

Have you been hoping to catch .gif from god live and haven’t yet? Well, if you live in Philadelphia or New York your chance is coming up.

The Virginia metalcore ensemble are preparing to play some shows later this month, with further dates to be released soon.

.gif from god are touring in support of their 2019 Prosthetic Records debut approximation_of_a_human.

.gif from god collectively encourages all reading to seek out and donate to these organizations, and those similar within their own communities:
Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project, the Virginia Anti-Violence Project, Black Mama’s Bailout Fund, ICE Out of RVA, Nationz Foundation, Richmond Food & Clothing Resistance Collective.

The band will be playing with HIRS, Binary, Sonagi, Machine Girl, Kilbourne, Lustsickpuppy, and Versus, including at Machine Girl’s record release show. If you haven’t experienced .gif from god’s cacophonous brand of noise yet, be sure to head over to their Bandcamp and rectify that.

The shows announced so far are:

February 25 – Cousin Danny’s – Philadelphia, PA
February 26 – Smog, Bard College, NY
February 27 – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY

credit: Sarmistha Talukdar

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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.

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The excellent Incident Report: UC​-​0791227 propelled the one man Gundam-themed death metal machine known as Stormland from British Columbia into the ears of quite a few more death metal minded folks.  Justin from Stormland also performed the music on one of my favorite songs “Miracle Drug” on one of my own albums released this year and is just an awesome dude and supportive, real friend. Homie can also really wail the shit out of a guitar and is growing stronger with each release (“Contact” fucking slaps). This project really has legs to be a cult favorite if the releases continue.  Fallon Bowman and Jacob Frebe even make appearances on the recent EP.

Anyhow, we know Justin lives and breathes music and family and so we thought he would be the perfect choice for our Guest List Year End list this year. Here are my dude’s personal choices for his favorite 5 releases of this dwindling to a close insane year.

Justin’s picks: 

1) Allegaeon – Apoptosis. It continues to blow my mind the leaps that Allegaeon makes from album to album. You can practically hear the “level up” chime whenever the first single for a new release comes out. The songcraft and musicianship are always ace, and both guitarist Mike Stancel and new bassist Brandon Michael shine throughout. Apoptosis is a magnum opus of an album.

2) Babymetal – Metal Galaxy. While far more overtly pop than Metal Resistance, it’s still a strong,strong album. Yes, singles like “Elevator Girl” and “PA PA YA” are strong, but they’re not the stars. Deep cuts like pop radio-ready “Brand New Day” and the powerfully groovy “Kagerou” are where the album shines.

3) Ithaca – The Language of Injury. Beyond proclaiming themselves the new Masters of the Alarm Clock Riff, Ithaca’s debut longplayer is one of the most emotive albums I’ve heard all year. The rage and despair are palpable on songs like the title track and “Better Abuse.” It won’t shock me to see Ithaca become a staple on my personal AOTY lists for years to come.

4) KMFDM – Paradise. This came out of nowhere for me. I was not expecting new KFMDM in this, the year of our Lord, 2019. And yet here we are, and here it is. And it is good. It’s probably the strongest album, front to back, they’ve put out since the 1990s. It will make you smile, it will make you dance, and it will keep you angry at the ongoing fascist creep going on in our world.

Yup, KMFDM, as always, is Antifa.

5) Memoriam – Requiem for Mankind. A tighter album than 2018’s The Silent Vigil, Memoriam knocked a minute or two off the average song length for a leaner and meaner third release. This is death metal the way I likes it: With stomp, a bit of melody, and a sense of constant forward momentum.

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Migration Fest 2020 initial lineup announced

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:15 PM (PST)

Initial Migration Fest line up announcement for next year! One of the best festivals to support. Always amazing bands and good ethics. You can’t go wrong with the bands announced thus far. Let me especially recommend the new Falls Of Rauros album, if you for some reason haven’t heard it yet.

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“Going dark” in theatre speak means a show is closed down whereas it is “lit” when the production is up and running. Some things manage to be both lit and embrace the dark at the same time (Kerli’s recent confident electro-spooky wub wubbing  “Where The Dark Things Are” track from the awesome as hell Shadow Works album comes to mind). Tribulation, one of the most darkly theatrical and grandiose yet no nonsense musical bands in any era of metal, certainly also could count as both “lit” and very dark, indeed. You might even call them creatures of the night.

Now Tribulation are unveiling their first official live album, the marvelous new Alive & Dead at Södra TeaternThis is a major moment for this acclaimed band from Sweden who have wowed so many with their deep dives into the inner fears of humanity.  Invited by ex-Nirvana 2002 vocalist and curator Orvar Säfström, who served as master of ceremonies, Tribulation’s first-ever Södra Teatern (Southern Theatre) main hall gig was a very special night of black celebration.

Founding member Adam Zaars took the time to speak to me through mists of swirling terror (actually through email) to attempt to illumine what the chemistry, moment and import of this release means to the frighteningly talented band behind it. Read MORE below.

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Inter Arma begin Sulphur English Fall EU tour tonight.

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 9:20 AM (PST)

Heads up, Europe!

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Immortal Bird reveal headlining end of 2019 dates

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12:50 PM (PST)

IMMORTAL BIRD are very high up in my estimation for which bands made the best heavy record of 2019 and now they will close out the year with a stretch of North American headlining dates. The two-week run goes from December 7th in Dayton, Ohio and close December 20th in their home city of Chicago, Illinois. Thrive On Neglect is everything you loved about this band taken to the next level, a barrage of rough edged fringe genres and raw emotions honed to a more technically astounding attack that never loses heart, soul or fury for the sake of what good old arbiter of fine, rare metals Gollum would call tricksiness. I mean, they slay and can play. Ok?

Comments IMMORTAL BIRD vocalist Rae Amitay, “We’re stoked to finally kick off the touring cycle for Thrive On Neglect. This will be a great opportunity for us to play the full record in a bunch of cities we love before the year is over. There’s a lot more traveling in the works for 2020, too. Don’t tell my cats; they’re mad enough about this run.”

See all confirmed dates below.

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Richmond’s .gif from god‘s complete monster of a Prosthetic debut is currently eating alive anyone who previews it in full over at Mathcore Index RIGHT HERE. Trust us when we say it is kind of a good time. You can tell the band white knuckled their deepest emotions into these sick ass, rollicking demonic freight train performances.

“Possible Futures In The Minds Of Children” is prob my favorite tune on here so far, giving me mathcore version of FNM’s “As The Worm Turns” vibes on the intro before exploding into jealousy inducing levels of chaos. Also love the way “Take The Flesh, Make It Stretchy” kicks off, just one of those songs that you know people will be likely to freak out live when they hear a split second of it begin.

approximation_of_a_human is available Friday, September 27th. Pre-order is available HERE. This band fucking rules and are def our favorite of the groups who are kind of showing some 00’s mathcore and screamo snark/mosh influence currently.

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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.”

Head over to Decibel to stream “Sever the Bloodline.” You can also check out the album art and track list for Ostrava here.

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.gif from god release “sassafras manassas ass” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 8:57 AM (PST)

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Richmond, Virginia noise-makers .gif from god have released their latest music video for their song “sassafras manassas ass.”

The track comes off the band’s upcoming album approximation_of_a_human, which will be released on September 27th.

The music video was done by artist Morta Sustain.

About the track, vocalist Mitchie says:

“The song is about running through darkness. More directly it’s about how hopeless and cyclical it feels to move through the world with debilitating anxiety that goes unaddressed; moving forward with no direction or intentionality. How can one hope to overcome their demons or circumstances without acknowledging the reality that they are faced with? Without others affirming that their reality is real and valid?”

Sofia, Bassist, adds:

“sassafras is a re-recording and modification of one of the first songs .gif ever recorded. I wasn’t in the band at the time but it was the first song I was taught after I joined. We never felt like it was done proper justice, and we’ve changed so much as a band since it was first written and initially released that it sounds wildly different now. We want to show people who’ve never heard of us before a song that still remains important to us, while hinting to our current fans how much we’ve changed before releasing material that bears almost no resemblance to previous .gif from god releases.”

Head over to Alternative Press to  check out “sassafras manassas ass.” .gif from god are also streaming, “no dude…he STILL likes to spray” via the Zegema Beach Records Zampler.

Check out the tracklist for approximation_of_a_human and .gif from god show dates here.

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