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Tribulation to tour with Arch Enemy, studio update

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5:10 PM (PST)

Dark conquerors of the imagination Tribulation (shit, that kind of rhymed in a semi-corny way and broke the spell, haha)…Um, rad as heck band of Swedish vampire deathlords Tribulation are in the studio AND also getting set to tour with Arch Enemy.

The band commented, “After tracking all the drums in the classic Soundtrade Studios we are now residing in Studio Cobra. It is a strange and wicked brew that we are currently concocting together with Martin Ehrencrona. 2018 will see the Vampyre return in a new form to usher in a new era of ventures and audible gloominess.”
 
TRIBULATION’s yet untitled fourth studio album is set to be released in January 2018. More information on the album will follow in the upcoming weeks.

In the meantime, TRIBULATION have been recently announced as support for Swedish metal giants Arch Enemy on the European leg of their “Will To Power” world tour!  “It is happening again!”, exclaimed the group, “We are returning to the road in conjunction with the release of our new album, first stop Europe with no other than ARCH ENEMY. See you all soon!” Full dates can be found below.

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King Parrot and Metal Hammer UK want you to “Disgrace Yourself”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 5:03 PM (PST)

King Parrot‘s Ugly Produce reminds me of some of the glorious tomfoolery of my bygone teenage years. You could see a Garbage Pail Kid card or a skanky Ugly Kid Joe sleeveless t-shirt and know whoever it belonged to was a “bad kid” and soon you would be hanging out with them and snorting Tang or shooting home made potato cannons at cop cars from the treeline by the road near school (I mean, hypothetically). The design aesthetic of their new amazingly titled Ugly Produce album, the new thrash album of choice for ugly ducklings everywhere, is certain to be iconic i years to come – if first mainly for those entrepreneurs who smoke weed out of home made apple pipes.

Seriously, if you find fault with this band for some reason you are probably a dick. It is like not liking Municipal Waste or 3 Inches Of Blood, just a loser position to take. They combine amazing metallic punk tinged anthems with comedy gold and a serious touring drive and are friggin’ Australian.

The Ugly Produce album is set to be released on September 22nd via Agonia Records in Europe (Housecore Records in North America and Rocket/EVP in Australia). Listen to their frenzied latest track “Disgrace Yourself” at this link:

http://teamrock.com/news/2017-08-31/king-parrot-release-new-song-disgrace-yourself

After recording the previous album in the US, 2017 saw the band head back home to where it all began – recording their third full-length album with Blood Duster’s Jason PC, at the enigmatic Goatsound Studios. The mastering was done by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege Studio (Sleep, High On Fire, Nails) in the US, while the cover artwork was created by Boyd Synnott and Simon Robins for GraphOrlock.

Commented by KING PARROT: “Ugly Produce reaches new heights in abrasive song-writing and serves up an odious pile of repulsive flavors you wouldn’t want to find on your local fruit and vegetable shelves. A repugnant harvest of gnarled and nasty grind, death metal, thrash, and punk rock and it’s more caustic than ever”.

 

In addition, the band have Fall tour dates in Europe with friggin’ Decapitated, Venom Prison and Thy Disease. Check the dates out BELOW!

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Unsane “Sterilize” pre-orders from Southern Lord, new song.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:04 AM (PST)
The first audio insight into the new Sterilize album from legendary noise rock group UNSANE arrives today with the premiere of “Aberration.”

 

According to the band, “‘Aberration’ is classic UNSANE, raw and direct, it only took a couple of takes to lock it down. It’s essentially a ditty about the swirling thoughts that go through your head after being screwed over. I’m sure anyone can appropriate or relate it to their personal experiences.” 

 

Stream UNSANE’s “Aberration” HERE.

The track is taken from UNSANE‘s eighth studio album, and first for Southern Lord, Sterilize, set for release September 29th. UNSANE recently announced European tour dates in support of the album, taking place this October, and has just added a second hometown show at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar in November.
“Aberration” is now available at Spotify HERE, iTunes HERE, and Apple Music HERE,
 
Southern Lord will release UNSANE’s Sterilize on September 29th; find physical preorders and merch at Southern Lord’s web shop HERE.

 

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UK’s legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released the second single off their eagerly awaited 12th album, Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay.

Commented singer Dani Filth: “This track is one of my favourite songs from the new ‘Cryptoriana’ album – aside from ‘Achingly Beautiful’, ‘Death And The Maiden’ and the title track- due to its very unique flavour and its vehement brutality. The culminative strike is especially very ‘Dusk… and Her Embrace’ era Black Metal…
Inspired by the works of H. Rider Haggard, a Victorian author who schooled in my home town of Ipswich, this song uses the railroad annexation of the Transvaal in Africa during the 19th century to paint a vision of the greedy machinations of man coming up against a furious, displaced natural foe, thus posing an allegory for the downtrodden, revolting.
I also have the latin of this expression tattooed on my arm (due to being the usual supercilious Leo!).
The quote was made famous having been said in 1697 by Johann Bernoulli about Isaac Newton’s anonymously submitted solution to Bernoulli’s challenge regarding the Brachistochrone curve.
So… Enjoy. Indulge. Desire. Darken.”

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RIP Victoria Scalisi of Damad

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 2:38 PM (PST)

Southern sludge pioneers Damad’s vocalist Victoria Scalisi has very sadly succumbed to her battle with cancer. She will be deeply missed by the scene. Our hearts go out to her friends and family. Fred Pessaro wrote a short but sweet tribute at Revolver with more info and some live footage from the recent sadly cut short Damad reunion.

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Album Review: Couch Slut – “Contempt”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10:42 AM (PST)

When people look back at this particular era of hardcore, metalcore and experimental music with extreme dabblings, the last few years will show bands like Couch Slut, He Whose Ox Is Gored, Ascend/Descend, Full Of Hell and perhaps even a band like South Wales’ upstarts Continents (who have had support of more mainstream labels but pushed their sound further regardless without aping Bring Me The Horizon) were some of the real standouts in quality and long run importance.

Couch Slut return with a quite anticipated sophomore release after a much debated and uncompromising first record. The first album was good in a certain raw and pure sense of purpose stage setting way, certainly with some very worthy moments. Contempt is a step up in that the band sound like they have really benefited from playing more live. There is a sort of synergy in the performances – especially the clobbering and discordant “Company Picnic With Dust Off” you hear a lot on some of the better Am Rep and Touch And Go releases by Tar, Helmet, Jesus Lizard or Today Is The Day where you know the bands were really breathing their material, living in it and running shit a lot. Who knows? Maybe Couch Slut just party and don’t need to rehearse a lot, tapping into the well of unquenchable radness from which Ronnie James Dio (who has been rumored to have not needed vocal warm-ups to ride the tiger and be master of the moon) drank from.

The mix is great and the tones compliment one another, chunky but with some room. I really like Theo Nobel’s drum sound and how it pads out the mix. The snare is driving but you feel like you are in the room with the band, despite good tones nothing feels over processed and front rager Megan’s vocal sits within but not massively above the mix, more akin to older hardcore records. It frankly sounds like a loud punch in the head in a pissed off traffic jam at times, in a good way. Contempt was recorded by Couch Slut’s Kevin Wunderlich and former member Amy Mills. It was mixed by Caley Monahan-Ward (Extra Life, Voice Coils) and mastered by James Plotkin (Leviathan, Sumac). It sounds like Plotkin knew just how much to boost everything.

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Emptiness stream “Your Skin Won’t Hide You” live video

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8:06 PM (PST)

Belgian experimental death and black metal band EMPTINESS have released a live video for the track “Your Skin Won’t Hide You”. The video, captured during a live performance in Brussels, is streaming at the band’s official Bandcamp page.

“Your Skin Won’t Hide You” comes off EMPTINESS’ newest album, ‘Not For Music’. Not For Music was recorded at Blackout Studio, produced by Jeordie White (MARYLIN MANSON), and mixed by Sean Beavan (GUNS AND ROSES, NINE INCH NAILS and more).  The new album is available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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If you like your metal conceptually subtle but otherwise pretty much not subtle at all in any way, chances are you probably are a big Cradle fan. The UK’s favorite mischief makers summon the darkness once more with new album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay. Their 12th offering in a long and storied career, it is surely one of the more anticipated records for the metal scene of 2017. September 22 is the official release date, giving you a full month to learn the lyrics before Halloween. Watch the video below to see Dani looking kind of like a Goblin King/evil deer hybrid in a snowy realm with the band and a pile of I think naked virgins? The production value all around is great and I love the melodic choral style vocals over the blackened speed charnal shred and Filth’s shrieks.

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Southern Lord will release UNSANE‘s Sterilize on September 29th, 2017.  The cover art and track listing for the album have now been made public. This is def one of the releases we are most excited for this year and old school fans will be pleased to see that they didn’t exactly stray far conceptually for the new cover art, hahaha.

Song titles and tour dates BELOW.

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Goatwhore stream new single “Mankind Will Have No Mercy”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:20 PM (PST)

photo by Peter Beste

“Mankind Will Have No Mercy” is the latest single from Goatwhore. New album Vengeful Ascension, set for worldwide release this Friday, June 23rd, via Metal Blade Records.

If you don’t like Goatwhore for some reason you should just leave this site now. They have never made a bad record and basically combine many of the best attributes of real metal into a consistent and world defiling whole. Sammy remains the riff master extraordinaire and are there really that many frontpersons as metal as Ben? We thinketh not. Hail the whore! Give me a G. Give me an O! Give me an A! Give me a T! Nevermind. But really.

Check out the audio menace of “Mankind Will Have No Mercy” at: metalblade.com/goatwhore – where the record can also be pre-ordered.

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Nowadays you have a lot of caustic and rowdy bands from The Midnight Ghost Train to Couch Slut to Ken Mode, Chrome Waves, Fucked & Bound or Lord Dying to choose from, but was a time when Unsane stood nearly alone in the sludgy and anti-social face peeling department. Sure, bands like Today Is The Day, Helmet, Quicksand and Hammerhead held down the fort as well for mean and lean grooves with vocal bite, but Unsane were perhaps the most dangerous. You could smell the bum piss on a subway support beam and hear the screeching sound of failing brakes, the metallic taste of blood in your mouth and a fear spike of adrenaline amidst the careening guitar and rolling rhythms of Chris Spencer and his band. Matador certainly never put out anything close to as ugly as Total Destruction, a mandatory listen for any noise rock and extreme music fan as far as I’m concerned. I wore that tape out like a motherfucker.

Here’s the thing. Unsane STILL out rip most bands. By FAAARRRR. They make try too hard deathcore bands seem like a fucking joke to me because Unsane never had to work so hard to be intense and it comes off as a hell of a lot more authentic than a lot of heavy styles. Plus, that slide guitar and screaming telecaster! Totally pioneering shit. And seriously, what the FUCK was Hootie and The Blowfish thinking trying to name an album Scattered, Smothered & Covered?!! That shit is on lock. You might as well try to name your album Nevermind or It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back for how absurd it is to try and have the same record title as Unsane’s most famous masterpiece.

It has been five years since true to form stomper Wreck and awhile since I last saw the band with my friend Elodie from New Noise (France) fucking destroy Union Pool with the much missed Made Out Of Babies, easily one of the funnest shows I ever saw in my fucking life. I was just thinking YESTERDAY as the Comey revelations about Conald Dump heat up how I could really use some new Unsane to blow out my ears and vent out all the collected shit detritus and performative emotional labor of being part of society these days.

Dave Curran tracked the new album at Gatos Trail Studios in Yucca Valley, California, it was mixed by Andrew Schneider at Acre in New York City, and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago. That’s a damn good team.

Southern Lord will release UNSANE’s Sterilize on September 29th, 2017 with cover art, track listing, audio samples, and more to be issued in the weeks ahead.

Advancing the release of Sterilize¸ UNSANE has announced a run of US tour dates from July 15th through August 3rd, booked around the band’s performance at AmRep Bash 17 in Minneapolis, with Fashion Week providing support for the trek. Additional tour dates through the release of the new LP are to be expected.

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Tribulation have a few records, but it was the darkly romantic and brooding The Children Of The Night that thrust them to new heights atop gothic death ramparts and crusty crenulations. Truly one of the more captivating bands of our current age, refining like blood wine.

Tribulation recently published the following statement about the departure of drummer Jakob Ljungberg, who had been with the group since the album The Formulas Of Death:
“As the summer in the year of their lord 2017 draws near and the world in the north is again fully starting to wake from its slumber we, on the other hand, are forced to face an inevitable end in the departure of our drummer Jakob Ljungberg who has decided to leave the band. We have spent the last five years together through pain to heaven, in chaos to bliss! It’s been such a strange, wonderful, tiring and inspiring time and we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this time the most important in the history of the band. We surely couldn’t have done it without you. We were like brothers even before the time of Tribulation and we certainly will be in the time after! Make sure to check out Jakob’s unique and most excellent band Second Sun (https://www.facebook.com/Secondsunswe/) where he sings and plays guitar!”

Jakob Ljungberg also commented as follows: “It is with a heavy heart that I leave Tribulation. These last years have been among the best in my life, but they wore me out and now I have to continue life on different paths. Thanks to everyone involved – you made this journey spectacular, thanks to everyone that came up and said hi – it meant the world to me, thanks to everyone who believed in me – you made me believe in myself. Jonathan, Adam and Johannes: I love you. “The end of nights we tried to die – this is the end.””

But as every end is also a new beginning, TRIBULATION have already secured a new drummer in Oscar Leander and have further good news to spread: “After this period of silence, renewal and contemplation the time has now come to give you the new Tribulation! We have now fully immersed ourselves in the making of a new album that will be recorded at summer’s end. We are very pleased to announce that Oscar Leander (previously in Deathstars) is our new drummer. He will make his first appearance with us on Muskelrock now on Thursday, June 1st! Are you ready? We are!”

Stay alert for TRIBULATION’s new studio album which is planned to be released early 2018.

TRIBULATION – Live 2017
6/1 Alvesta, SE – Muskelrock Festival
6/16 Dessel, BE – Graspop Metal Meeting
7/7 Idraetsvej, DK – Metal Magic Festival
8/25 Siegen, DE – Jomsviking Open Air
9/28 Hultsfred, SE – Mörkaste Småland Festzival
10/7 Hoogeveen, NL – Graveland Festival

* Please note that TRIBULATION’s previously announced appearance at Germany’s Bang Your Head festival has unfortunately been cancelled for 2017.

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Tau Cross announce new album, premiere song

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:33 PM (PST)

TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring Amebix bassist/frontman Rob “The Baron” Miller, Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits Misery and War//Plague, has announced their second full-length album, Pillar Of Fire, due out July 21st on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records.

 

In advance of the record’s release, the band is pleased to unveil a music video for first single “Deep State.” Directed by Jakub Moth, the video can be viewed at THIS LOCATION.

 

Comments TAU CROSS on the new album: “Pillar Of Fire is the continuation of some of the ideas that were explored on our first album. This time we have managed to share the songwriting more equally and introduce some other textures to the songs. This should help to establish TAU CROSS as less of a one-off phenomenon and more of an ongoing musical collective producing our own distinctive sonic environment.”

 

Pillar Of Fire was recorded across three different countries and co-produced by “The Baron” in the same manner as their eponymous debut. The drums were tracked in Montreal, guitars in Minneapolis, bass in Seattle and Minneapolis, and vocals on the Isle Of Skye in Scotland.

 

Physical preorders and exclusive bundles are currently available via Relapse.com at THIS LOCATION. Digital preorders are available via Bandcamp HERE.
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First, let me start by saying props to Toilet Ov Hell for calling Sweden’s Shining what they have become…‘edge lords’. I’ll give credit there for the inspiration for the title of this article, because it made me laugh. Niklas Kvarforth makes some bad ass music but has always kind of been a black metal poor man’s GG Allin. It’s been done before and that route of “shock” rock antics is, well…kinda tacky and frankly, basic. Dude’s brilliant music is completely cheapened by this shit, like getting clicks by doing obnoxious shit and then saying people are “pussies” if they roll their eyes or that they are like, ‘bound to the norms of a society you despise’ or some black metal shite. Cool story, bro. Grow the fuck up. At least Kvarforth also supports some pretty anti-social rap whereas a lot of black metal people would just be bigots and call the rappers savages while then using basically the same kind of language against women you find in the most sexist rap, for example.

Many years ago in my early twenties I was kicked out of CBGB once very trashed for throwing chairs at the audience and fighting the sound guy on stage after drinking most of a bottle of I don’t even remember what. Some of this was documented in an article in the porn/music mag Screw Magazine, which was amazing…but I was still a jerk. And I am told I was spitting in the face of Josh Eppard, my drummer at the time, for having worked once for a local police benevolent association. Ridiculous shit. Then we got beer bottles thrown at us meant for me that whizzed instead by Josh’s head barely missing him. I can’t blame dude for having quit the band after that. I think I thought I had to be a maniac to compete with the punk legacy of the place but in hindsight, I was a total asshole and could have hurt someone. WTF is so cool about alienating people who might actually support your cause?

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Virginia’s Inter Arma have announced a new stretch of European tour dates with Der Weg einer Freiheit.

Inter Arma will be on tour starting May 25 with Pallbearer and Gatecreeper. They will start their tour with Der Weg einer Freiheit on September 21 and that tour will run til October 14.

Check out the full list of tour dates here.

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