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Now that Ingested are headed elsewhere, Bound in Fear just might take the cake for the most intense band on the Unique Leader roster currently. The staggeringly heavy new song “Beyond the Mire” could make a blue whale seasick and has some inventive riffing amidst deathcore staples. Ben Mason sounds like a a greedy therapist’s jackpot with these seriously intense vocals.

The UK band drops their album Penance on Oct. 15th, which also boasts some of the most ominous artwork of 2021 and features guest vocals from Jamie Graham (Viscera), Nick Arthur (Molotov Solution), Kevin Muller (Aluvial) & Taylor Barber (Left to Suffer).

Fleshgod Apocalypse lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Francesco Paoli has been hospitalized from a rock climbing accident. He seems to be ok, but keep the dude in your metal thoughts! We already lost Charlie Watts and Eric Wagner this week, can’t lose any more rockers we love right now!

Paoli, an experienced climber, was seriously injured this past weekend while rock climbing in his native Italy.

“Last Saturday, August 21st, our singer Francesco Paoli suffered severe injuries while rock climbing the Gran Sasso mountains in Abruzzo, Italy,” Fleshgod Apocalypse announced. “Despite suffering several fractures, Francesco is currently stable at a local hospital while receiving treatment for his injuries. In light of this, Fleshgod Apocalypse is forced to cancel their Cremona, Italy show at ‘Road to Luppolo’ scheduled this Sunday the 29th. More details will be shared as soon as we have more info available.”

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Album artwork by: Daniel Rusilowicz

On October 15th, Hate will release their new album, Rugia, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the record, the title track can now be heard at: metalblade.com/hate .

“It was clear to me that it should build upon and evolve from our previous record, ‘Auric Gates Of Veles’ (2019), both musically and lyrically. However, every Hate record stands as a separate journey, and never twice to the same place. You never know exactly where it will lead you,” states vocalist/guitarist ATF Sinner, who has led the band since 1991. Hate also have a new drummer Nar-Sil (Neolith, Virgin Snatch, Embrional), who sounds decidedly hungry on the ominous new single. “Working with a new drummer this time around was a fascinating experience for me. Nar-Sil’s technique and presence are quite different from Pavulon’s, and that definitely comes across. I believe we managed to construct a refreshing new chapter to our discography, composing nine truly sinister onslaughts of pure rage.”

 

 

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Steve Austin of Today Is The Day has released all 13 of the pioneering outsider band’s major recorded statements onto streaming platforms via SuperNova Records. All the way back to How To Win Friends And Influence People!

SuperNova Records was most prevalent in the late 1990s and early 2000s, releasing a wide array of independent underground rock and metal artists. The label has been ramped up over recent months and now emerges in full-time capacity, uniting TODAY IS THE DAY’s vast catalog under the artist’s control.

SuperNova now presents TODAY IS THE DAY’s LPs initially released through Amphetamine Reptile Records, Relapse Records, Blackmarket Activities, Southern Lord Recordings, The End Records, and BMG across all digital providers through the label’s deal with The Orchard/Sony, including the How To Win Friends And Influence People, Supernova, Willpower, Today Is The Day, Temple Of The Morning Star, In The Eyes of God, Live Till You Die, Sadness Will Prevail, Kiss The Pig, Axis Of Eden, Pain Is A Warning, Animal Mother, and No Good To Anyone LPs.

 

Austin has painstakingly organized and optimized all the original TODAY IS THE DAY music and art masters 100% true to their original release; a dedication in sound and art to bring the original experiences that were had throughout the years to both long time listeners and new fans. With only overall volume levels being adjusted through mastering to current modern times standards, the craftsmanship that made these groundbreaking releases what they were is being preserved, so that the listener can experience the vast catalog without any alteration or deviance from the original powerful music and message.

I always prefer artist friendly Bandcamp, so here is that link.

TODAY IS THE DAY will release a new album through SuperNova in 2022 as well, with many other new projects already in the works, including records from new label signings GRIDFAILURE and WOORMS, among others.

I have been listening to Pain Is A Warning throughout the day today and I marveled at how the TITD discography all works so seamlessly together regardless of what twists and turns the band took over the years (and what supporting characters were playing alongside Steve). The mellow “This Is You” is getting me through this sweltering Summer evening and putting me in a contemplative mode.

Hails to Steve. More consistent album to album than fucking Black Sabbath! (Speaking of which, the best ever cover of “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” is still a secret closer track on Temple Of The Morning Star, fear not). Much respect for showing that year after year through blood, sweat and tears you can live a life for the underground.

 

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INTER ARMA, YAUTJA US Winter Tour Dates Announced

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM (PST)

INTER ARMA Photo Credit: Bibiana Reis

Heralded stoics INTER ARMA will bring their unique blend of sonic mind to the road with labelmates and force of destruction YAUTJA in December 2021. Additional support will be provided by Eye Flys & Yashira. As someone with a middle initial of Y. it is very exciting for me to see all these Y inclusive band names (and I also got to write about Yatra today)! SO…I guess we are gonna have to start saying Inter Yarma. I guess Yarma is a Star Wars planet?! Ok, then! Even better!

INTER ARMA’s latest full-length Sulphur English is out now on CD/2xLP/Digital. Physical packages are available for order via Relapse.com HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are available HERE.

YAUTJA’s newer album The Lurch is out now on CD/LP/Digital. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com HERE and Digital Downloads/Streaming HERE.

YAUTJA Photo Credit: Chappy Hull

TOUR DATES:

12/1 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Funhouse (No Yautja or Yashira)
12/2 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
12/3 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
12/4 Chicago, IL @ Reggies #
12/5 Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
12/6 Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
12/7 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
12/8 Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall
12/9 Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
12/10 Harrisonburg, VA @ Golden Pony
12/12 Memphis, TN @ Growlers

# Peace Simulation Midwest Pop-up Showcase w/ Primitive Man, Indian, more

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FULL OF HELL have announced Garden of Burning Apparitions (LP/CD/CS/Digital) out October 1st on Relapse Records. Check out the blistering and brazen abrasive song “Industrial Messiah Complex” HERE, another micro anthem for you noise loving bastards!

The band state: We are proud to announce our latest full length album, Garden of Burning Apparitions. Produced by Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and featuring artwork by Mark McCoy. Stream our new song, “Industrial Messiah Complex”, and pre-order the album now at orcd.co/foh-goba
*Mailorder exclusives come with a 24×24 album art poster*

RIYL Napalm Death, DeafBrick, Dead Cross.

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As someone who feels like Sadness Will Prevail will still be ahead of the curve 100 years from now (only “PASAQALIA” by Liturgy sounds remotely akin to some of it, in my frame of reference), I am super stoked to help spread the word on some huge TODAY IS THE DAY news. Founder Steve Austin has control over and reissued his Entire Fucking Back Catalog!!! through SuperNova Records. New Material Plus Albums From GRIDFAILURE And WOORMS is also confirmed! Steve will reissue each classic TITD title across all digital platforms and in physical formats, including Bandcamp where the entire catalog is now currently playing. Time for some “Bee’s Wax and Star Wars”, baby.

TODAY IS THE DAY’s entire catalog is now streaming and available for discounted preorder at the new SuperNova Records Bandcamp RIGHT HERE.
Every record will also be issued through all digital providers July 16th. See a brief teaser and more at the new label website RIGHT HERE.

Steve wrote: Oh Man! I’m so happy that this day has finally come. I’ve had to be quiet to save the surprise. Over the last months, I’ve been working on starting SuperNova and getting all of the original Analog Masters together for Today Is The Day. It took a while, but now the entire catalog is presented in it’s most natural, and awesome sounding state. I re-mastered: Supernova, Willpower, Self-Titled, Sadness Will Prevail, Kiss The Pig, Live Till You Die, and Axis of Eden. All of the originals were run through 1970’s Neve’s and state of the art Apogee Symphony MkII SE Mastering Convertors. I’m truly happy with the sound of every single record. I can’t wait for you to hear these definitive versions of the TITD rock! You guys inspire me and I’m hoping that our new label will not only deliver the power rock TITD jams to you, but also New Jams, by Amazing Bands like Woorms and Gridfailure. I wanna pay respects to my heroes, Tom Hazelmyer and Jello Biafra, AMRep, Touch N GO, Earache, and Sub Pop with this new label. New Music!!!! Anyways, I thank everyone on here for being true TITD and I look forward to all the fun we are gonna have!!!!

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Irish metal band FOR RUIN is proud to release a 10-track CD titled SET IN STONE. The CD will be available from today as a special limited edition from the band’s Bandcamp.

Set In Stone features two brand new and previously unreleased tracks, unique to the Set In Stone physical CD release along with the 8 songs that were previously released digitally as the ELAPSE and RELAPSE EPs during the past year. The new songs plus old bangers (including the punishing “Only The Dead”) showcase this band’s expert control over the carnage inducing power of melodic yet extreme metal guitars, churning rhythms and take no prisoners vocals. RIYL At The Gates, Cradle of Filth, etc.

The 10 songs have been mastered by Marko Tervonen (The Crown) at Studio-MT, in Sweden. Artwork for the CD comes from Ken Coleman (Morbid Angel, The Cranberries etc).

1 – Wrack & Ruin
2 – Set In Stone
3 – Elapse
4 – Fuel To The Fire
5 – The Worm Turned
6 – The Measure Of A Man
7 – Devout
8 – Only The Dead
9 – In Vain
10 – Bastion

Band Discography

Set In Stone CD (2021)
Relapse EP (2021)
Elapse EP (2020)
Ater Angelus CD (Full length, 2013)
Mortal EP, (2013)
Last Light (CD, 2009)
Enlightened EP, (2013)
December (CD, 2007)
Demos – Split (2004), Shade (2005) & Obsidian (2006)

photo by Henrik Stolt

Swedish blackened death veterans KING OF ASGARD have released the foreboding and sinister track  ‘ammobiærg’ as the third single taken from their forthcoming album svartrviðr (“black wood”), which is slated for release on May 28, 2021. Check it out below!

KING OF ASGARD comment: “We are now closing the circle of our song premieres with the epic giant ‘ammobiærg’ as the third conjuring”, tells bass player Jonas Albrektsson. “Once again, we visit that mythical mountain Omberg and its protector, Queen Omma or ‘Ama’ in Old Norse. This pagan goddess is still lingering in the plains, heights, and waters and in the legends surrounding that fog-clad mountain since ancient times. Although centuries have passed, she continues to wield spiritual influence upon all people that reside on her abode and its surroundings. This is our sonic reverence to that grey hermit shrouded in shadow and misty glow. Come join us and wander into our dark past.”

Tracklist
1. frôðr
2. rifna
3. hæimr
4. kvikr
5. ammobiærg
6. svartrviðr
7. harmdauðr
8. fæigR

Brazilian powerhouse Eminence have today dropped their latest eye-opening track “Wake Up The Blind” and music video (out via Blood Blast Distribution). Fresh off the heels of Earth Day, “Wake Up The Blind” is a warning about the alarming destruction of the global environment. Speaking to the release, Eminence’s guitarist Alan Wallace comments:

 

“The human race is disrespecting the planet and the environmental impacts are becoming irreversible. We are heading towards a global collapse. We must change people’s minds as soon as possible and save the planet.”

 

Formed in 1995, Eminence quickly cultivated a strong following in the underground metal scene of their home country of Brazil and in Europe. The band made its live US debut in 2012 during New York’s CMJ Music Marathon whilst performing on a boat alongside metal icons Prong. Eminence has since continued on to perform worldwide including legendary festivals such as Rock in Rio, SXSW Music Festival, Woodstock in Poland, Rock Al Parque Colombia, and Red Bull Music China.

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Canadian deathcore band BRAND OF SACRIFICE have released a new video for “Altered Eyes” from their anticipated March 5th album Lifeblood.

“We’re excited to present the last single before Lifeblood drops March 5. “Altered Eyes” is something of a spiritual successor to “Charlotte,” a breakout success from our last album that took off way more than we anticipated. Funnily enough, both come in at track four on their respective album, but it’s more about the vibe; both tracks rock and groove as much as they riff and gut. Speaking of, much like most of Lifeblood, this track is based on Berserk protagonist Guts, in this case the torment he felt watching his love interest lose her sanity amidst hellish abuse. “Altered Eyes” paints that hell with fiery Doom-scapes.

We initially weren’t even planning a video for this track—how could we even dream of measuring up to the epic that is “Animal”? Upon seeing Tony Simone’s work for his own band, Abiotic, we knew we had to do it. The CGI animation puts it in an entirely different realm than what we’ve done with Joey Durango. It’s similarly intense, but lives entirely in its own world and on its own two feet.”

Serena Cherry (SVALBARD) announces NOCTULE solo release

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9:44 AM (PST)

During the UK national lock down in 2020, Serena decided to write an entire black metal album themed to the RPG computer game Skyrim. Each song is about different dungeons, story lines and weapons within the award-winning game. She notes: “I have always associated Skyrim with black metal. The snowy mountain settings, the morbid themes, the Norse mythology backbone – it just goes hand in hand for me.” Prior to her 10 year career as the front woman of Svalbard, Serena previously played in a black metal band and has been excited to get back to her musical roots. With hypnotic, interlocking tremolo guitar leads, pummeling blast beats and reverb drenched vocals; NOCTULE sees Serena spread her dragon wings and take off in an intriguing musical direction on her own.

Today, listen to the title track to Wretched Abyss in the form of a music video. The video is streaming now at Revolver Magazine. “The video was shot at The Gryphon, which is Bristol’s best heavy metal pub and venue. We filled the live room with smoke and candles to create that ethereal vibe. The video was filmed by David Gregory and James Morgan of Cineoteric Films,” comments Cherry. “‘Wretched Abyss’ is a song about Hermaeus Mora — who is the daedric prince of fate, knowledge and memory in Skyrim,” Cherry tells us. “He often appears in a Lovecraftian form of tentacles in the game, this imagery combined with his unsettling psychological questline is what inspired me to write this song.”

Track listing:
1. Elven Sword
2. Labyrinthian
3. Wretched Abyss
4. Evenaar
5. Winterhold
6. Deathbell Harvest
7. Unrelenting Force
8. Become Ethereal

NOCTULE is:
Serena Cherry

Recorded, mixed, and mastered in Bristol, UK, in January 2021 with Matt Francis.
Additional guitars & additional writing on Evenaar and Deathbell Harvest by Matt Francis

Photo: John Ashby @gryphonbristol

La Nausée from Ghent, Belgium have released an unbelievably heavy new sludge monster of a song called “Split”. It kind of reminds me of Black Tusk channeling White Zombie, just completely devilish and infectious but clobbering riff patterns with an extra aggro vocal intensity as the cherry on top. It kind of feels like…well, like having a giant antler shoved through your face! : )

La Nausée on the song ‘SPLIT’:

‘This song is about where we can place ourselves in this world, in this life. The force of nature is unparalleled. The mind is too small to grasp the whole picture. Essence precedes existence, but not for us. We are to decide our state of being and make ourselves whole.’

 

‘For this song we teamed up with Stef Exelmans to do the mix and master and we really like the result. He did an awesome job in the past recording the latest TURPENTINE VALLEY and BEAR albums and we knew immediately that he was the man we wanted to work with.’

 

‘The artwork was made by Kacper Gilka Art who is an amazingly talented illustrator from Poland and we love his work and felt a connection between the song and the art so that was an easy choice.’

The 2021 incarnation of Texan veteran groove maniacs PISSING RAZORS sees original members Eddy Garcia (Drums) and Mat Lynch (Guitars) joined by Joe Rodriguez (Vocals) and Geo Gomez (Bass).

The band returns with their latest single and video “Wasting Away” (1.22.21) – a blistering interpretation of the Nailbomb classic featuring Skinlab frontman Steev Equivel on guest vocals alongside the band. The cover is faithful and as intense as you would hope. This only makes sense, since Nailbomb is still maybe the most intense Max stuff (with maybe some of Blunt Force Trauma like “Warlord” coming close). Pissing Razors do an admirable job in channeling the chaos of the original with their own rabid spin on it.

“Shortly after Nailbomb’s 1994 Point Blank release, we added ‘Wasting Away’ to our live set simply for its sheer intensity, brutally honest approach, and blatant raw attack. There’s no smoke and mirrors, no fancy production tricks there. The track demands attention, commands respect, and we are proud to revisit its place in the early development of our own musical pursuits and sound. The pure cut-throat approach to its sonic foundation is what we have consistently strived to ingrain into our own body of work and it still holds true today. We hope we do it justice…” Mat Lynch (Guitars)

There he is! That’s him! That’s… the Warrior! He shot Cyrus!

New York is known for a ton of uncompromising bands unafraid to tell tales from the hard side over the years from Madball to Black Anvil to Crisis to of course Biohazard to Made Out Of Babies to Gridfailure to Krallice to Locked In A Vacancy to Indecision to Unsane, to name a few (haha). Add grime mongers GRAVESEND to the list. Methods Of Human Disposal is a very Sopranos sounding album title if I ever heard one (and yes, I know that is dirty Jersey).

20 Buck Spin has chosen the band as their first release of 2021 and it is fitting. While we all want to move forward like 2020 never happened, you can’t just ignore the horrors of any past period of history. New York’s blood curdling and tough as nails history is on display in these tracks, crucified and yet still alive. The drums sound like a blood soaked cardboard pillow (in a good way), the music churns like a haunted subway tunnel and the overall effect is terrifying as the band absolutely destroy on their new track “End Of The Line”. Guitar pounds like jackhammers at your sanity and the noxious vocals emit a foul haze of corruption and downtrodden malaise. Love it!

The record releases Feb. 19th but you can get a fix now.

Methods Of Human Disposal was recorded in September 2020 by Nolan Voss of Thirty Legion, mixed by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Tomb Mold, Xibalba), and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Vastum, Terminal Nation). That’s quite a team!