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Cannibal Corpse to tour with Power Trip and Gatecreeper

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7:40 PM (PST)

Holy shit. Cannibal Corpse has announced Winter tour dates n support of a yet to be named new record! Damn, this looks like it is gonna be the heaviest and most insane, high energy package to end out the year with a geyser of blood. Power Trip and Gatecreeper are the next big thing bands of the moment in thrash and death metal and paired with the legends of Cannibal you know you are seriously getting your money’s worth!

Dates below.

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Album Review: ATRIARCH – “Dead As Truth”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 9:52 AM (PST)

Gloomy and introspective yet contrarily heavy and distorted tribal extroverts Atriarch spread their black wings on the timely monickered Dead As Truth (Pre Order from Relapse HERE). Imagine some of the barren dirge of older My Dying Bride if filtered through a West Coast penchant for organic punk and extreme metal scene history, harsher vocals and crescendos to match bands like Intronaut and Inter Arma (albeit with a much more sinister dynamic to the dynamics).

Dead As Truth could have been a two song with the opening crusher “Inferno” (one of the most compelling pieces yet from the group) and the almost Death Rock meets New Order by way of Rudimentary Peni sounding bassline genius of single length “Dead”. These songs are going to make the band really able to flex their muscle and range live in a way that I bet will be hard to ignore. Atriarch have refined their sense of dirge here while audibly coming together more as a unit. Their past work is great but there are certain jaw dropping moments of synergy here. 1:50 or so into “Dead” when the sheets of melting glass noise solo starts and into the next, more subdued nest verse is a key example, the band treating each section with respect and then exploding into the next heavy section due to the emotional weight of it all rather than for heavy style points.

These kind of tricks, authentic reaction versus trying to be “brootal”, makes this band or Deafheaven or even older bands in very different modes like the early stuff from The Used or Blood Brothers more interesting at times than some of their peers past and present in that whatever you say about the band’s various sub-genres or career preferences, you can’t deny they are/were feeling it.

“Devolver” is ok but kills the pace a little bit. The song is like banging an anvil with a sledgehammer and that is certainly awesome. Maybe it is because I chilled out with a joint before really digging into it. I am sure it will clobber with a certain early Swans/ Neubauten brutishness live. It isn’t bad just les original than the two songs before it which managed to subvert expectations while tipping the cap to predecessors.

Whatever your take away from this record, if you didn’t know the band’s earliest stuff you will still as a newer fan be stoked that the group are able to match the quality of “Bereavement” and prove their staying power. Check out “Inferno” for a song that uses the space of the intro to cast a thick spell, like clinging to a buoy in a foggy night as ghosts, regrets and the vague outlines of ships and memories pass you in the lonely night. The song conjures personal hells quite literally and would almost give Neurosis a run for their money in places. I am glad “Inferno” was a single because you won’t forget it and the song absolutely punishes. Some people might not like the growled spoken vocal style in the verses, but I think it works very well.

The record streets on August 11th and is an eye opening, ear bleed inducing morass of knotted emotion, leaving you feeling like old tree roots, tight in the shoulders and tired but braced to endure. You’ll likely wonder at impermanence and the things we can and cannot change about others and yourself.

 

Mighty Asphyx  are treating fans to a celebration of three decades of Netherlands extreme metal.

In addition to the previously announced and sold out anniversary show at the Turock venue in Essen, Germany on Saturday, November 18, 2017, ASPHYX have now announced a second (matinee) show in the same location for the day after, Sunday, November 19, 2017. These two “30 Year Anniversary” concerts will not only be supported by metal comrades Pentacle and Soulburn, but also feature long ASPHYX sets, special merchandise and Meet & Greet opportunities with former band members like Eric Daniels, Bob Bagchus, Wannes Gubbels, Ronnie van der Wey, Roel Sanders or Sander van Hoof.

Tickets go on sale today and will sell out quickly, hurry and reserve yours now here! Further details can also be found directly on the venue’s website: http://www.turock.de.

ASPHYX have checked in with the following message about the anniversary shows:
“Salutations Asphyxians! Due to the unexpected, rapid sell out of our 30 years anniversary show in Turock, Essen, Germany on November 18th, for which our massive gratitude, we decided for those who could not obtain a ticket, to do an extra show the very next day. So, Sunday the 19th of November 2017. Same bill, same set, same goodies, same price. Just a little earlier, doors open at 15.00 hours, so everybody can get back to work on time the next day. Cheerz and see you all in November!”

November 17, 2017 will also mark the long overdue release date for a special and limited anniversary version of ASPHYX’s classic debut album, “The Rack”, as a double-album, containing both the original album as well as a special bonus version of the entire album sequence covered by friends and peers of the group. More details and formats of this project will be unveiled soon, so stay tuned!

ASPHYX‘s most recent effort, “Incoming Death”, was released worldwide last September via the band’s longtime label Century Media Records. It was once again mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio and entered the official sales charts in various European countries upon release as follows: Germany: # 30, Switzerland: # 67 and Belgium (Wallonia): # 78.

Take a listen to a few of the singles from “Incoming Death” below:
“Forerunners Of The Apocalypse” (video): https://youtu.be/BFaiGiWcyY8
“Candiru” (video): https://youtu.be/lKTwSzhy0Rc
“Incoming Death”: https://youtu.be/AYNkQh6VDNk

Along with the album’s standard version on CD, Gatefold LP (with poster) and Digital Download, “Incoming Death” is also available as a limited edition 2-Disc Mediabook (with 3 stickers), including two bonus cover versions (“Servants Of The Warsmen” by Winter and “Master” by Master) as well as a DVD. Get your aural weapon of choice from CM Distro:http://smarturl.it/incomingdeathCMD

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Toilet Ov Hell is one of the cooler blogs in the clogged plumbing of the interweb. Today they premiere the new single from tech death outfit Inanimate Existence. Tech death outfit sounds like if Iron Man went like full blown evil and just started blasting people’s heads off when Tony Stark gets too wasted. Hmmm…tangent.

Anyway, Inanimate Existence recently announced their forthcoming fourth album, Underneath a Melting Sky. If that bad ass album title doesn’t make you want to take shrooms and lose your mind reading Lovecraft immediately, perhaps you are currently visiting the wrong website?

Says Toilet Ov Hell regarding today’s song premiere:
“In Moonlight I Am Reborn” is the unification of the old and new, bearing the strong, full riffs of the band’s earlier efforts with the ethereal synths of their most recent. The beginning of the song illustrates this perfectly: you’re immediately greeted with a big meaty triplet riff backed with a subtle layer of synth and effects-laden clean guitar. The haunting atmosphere has the subtlety of their older work, but with the multilayered complexity of Calling. The two halves of their sound work together now better than ever before, and the resulting effect is something akin to meditating under a waterfall: relentlessly pummeling, but surprisingly contemplative.”

You can listen to “In Moonlight I Am Reborn” HERE

Pre-orders for Underneath a Melting Sky are now live at these locations:
Merchandise/Bundles: http://smarturl.it/INANIMATE-MERCH
Bandcamp: http://smarturl.it/INANIMATE-BANDCAMP ​

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Cannabis Corpse’s “In Dank Purity” will mess your ass up

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 11:47 AM (PST)

Cannabis Corpse are streaming a new jammer from arguably the best named evil weed album in years, Left Hand Pass. The track, an overdose of weed-infused, brutal US death metal titled “In Dank Purity”, is streaming now at Revolver Magazine.

Left Hand Pass will be released worldwide on September 8. Pre-orders for the album are available now at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

The artwork for Left Hand Pass was painted by Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, EXODUS, ABYSMAL DAWN, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and more).

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Origin post official playthrough for “Accident and Error”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 11:52 AM (PST)

Unprecedented reigning tech death champs Origin have posted a playthrough for a new song “Accident and Error”. The song is from the band’s latest ear fuck Unparalleled Universe.

Unparalleled Universe was recorded and mixed at Chapman Studios in February 2017 alongside longtime collaborator and engineer Robert Rebeck (Tech N9ne). The band emerged with ten new songs including a cover of Brujeria’s “Revolución”, that were mastered in March 2017 by Colin Marston at Menegroth – The Thousand Caves (Altar of Plagues, Jarobe, Krallice) and wrapped in a cover prepared by Filip Ivanovic (Dismember, Cryptopsy, Heavy Montreal, Gorguts).

“It feels like an Origin album, but it’s unparalleled to what you might expect if you haven’t heard us for 10 or 15 years” says Paul Ryan. “To me, it’s a true reflection of ourselves. I compare it to an action movie. Our earlier material is filled with action from beginning to end. Now, the idea is to add a little more depth and dynamics. You could say there are some twists in the plot musically”.

 

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Album Review: Expulsion – “Nightmare Future”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 8:41 PM (PST)

Seven songs in fourteen minutes as vomited out by alumni from Exhumed, Lightning Swords Of Death, Intronaut and of course Repulsion? How could you possibly go wrong?!

This Expulsion project seems like the guys just wanted to have a total fucking blast while still showing their utter devotion to extreme grind and thrash. The songs are high speed, take no prisoners bangers that give Iron Reagan or Lock Up a fair fight in the over the top intensity department. Out mid Ju;y via Relapse, this is kind of a must purchase little record – even if they never make another one.

“Total Human Genocide” has more political lyrics from Exhumed’s Matt Harvey (akin to some of the excellent Necrocracy themes). “Altar Of Slaughter” gets more gory with classic Harvey stuff about eye gouging and laughing while sawing someone, etc. Everything is quite metal. All in all you are here for the overall effect than the lyrics on this outing.

Matt Olivo – Guitar, Danny Walker – Drums and Menno Verbaten – Bass do a tremendous job here. The hyper march of “Funeral Bells” or the many distorted and barelling down on you kick ass bass parts from Verbaten add perfect support for the riff-sanity from Olivo that all allows for Harvey to go off with ease. Not much more to say other than that for an idea conceived for fun, this smokes a lot of full time acts out there. But what would you expect from this cast of characters?

Nightmare Future was produced by Matt Olivo, mixed by Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Mayhem, Faith No More, Halford). Physical preorders and bundles are available at Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads can be preordered via Bandcamp at THIS LOCATION.

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SepticFlesh announce “Codex Omega”, premiere single

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:43 AM (PST)

Holy shit. How do SepticFlesh always manage to top themselves? From art to musical execution, they truly never leave a stone un-turned. This freaky ass Aliens meets LoTR looking art gave me chills and along with the new Cormorant Diaspora art shows that the best bands care about everything from visual to musical impact.

The Greek legends SF’s new album is called Codex Omega you can hear a completely stunning new symphonic extreme metal masterpiece called “Dante’s Inferno” HERE. It sounds even heavier than some of the most intense stuff they have released in recent years! The drums are absolutely insane.

Available September 1, 2017 in North America on Prosthetic Records, Codex Omega will be available as a 2-CD set, on purple wax vinyl as well as a US indie retail store exclusive on white wax vinyl, and on all digital outlets. Preorders are up now and available at http://smarturl.it/SepticfleshCO.

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Interview: Dying Fetus are the wrong ones to fuck with

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 5:18 PM (PST)

Photo by Josh Sisk

I was introduced to Dying Fetus through “Homicidal Retribution,” a track off the band’s 2007 release War of Attrition. By the time the line “You are fucking worthless, I don’t give a fuck about you!!” was growled out, I knew I was a fan. Now, ten years later the band returns again with their 8th studio album, which promises to smash faces and beat in skulls.

Ahead of the album’s impending release on June 23 via Relapse Records, I had the chance to talk with Dying Fetus drummer Trey Williams about Wrong One To Fuck With.

Check out the full interview here.

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Formative Years: 5 album picks – 3. LAGO’s Cole Jabobsen

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 9:44 PM (PST)

Everyone has records that first got them into rock n roll, metal, rap, smooth jazz or whatever. Formative Years is our new feature delving into the brains of various people in the scene to see what made them choose the realm of music as a focus. Jason from IKILLYA did one HERE and I also kicked it off HERE, and we have more cool artists to come in the future. Really this seed was planted by me interviewing Kayla from Witch Mountain awhile ago about her vocal influences, one of the posts that we sadly lost when we were hacked and lost almost a year of content recently. But in memory of that awesomeness we have made a whole ongoing thing out of influences in general, so thanks Kayla!

Anyhow, this round we have the one and only Mr. Cole Jacobsen of Arizona death metallers Lago. They’ve been one of my very favorite up and coming extreme metal bands ever since I first heard them, just nailing all the right components that makes death metal unkillable.  Peep their recent split with mighty Calm Hatchery HERE (you will fucking thank me later if you aren’t throttled to a pulp).

Check out Cole’s choices for albums that inspired him as a young rager BELOW and stay tuned for big things from this band in the future.

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Portland death metallers Witch Vomit are streaming “Accursed Temple of the Great Deceiver” over at CVLTNation.

“Accursed Temple of the Greater Deceiver” comes off the band’s forthcoming album Poisoned Blood which is due out June 30 via 20 Buck Spin.

You can check out another new Witch Vomit track, “Doomed In The Realm of the Dead” here.

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Incantation release video for “Rites of The Locust”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 4:45 PM (PST)

Photo Credit: Scott Kinkade

Pennsylvania death metallers Incantation have released a 360-degree video for their song “Rites of The Locust.”

“Rites of The Locust” comes off  the band’s upcoming album Profane Nexus, which is due out on August 11 via Relapse Records.

Incantation Guitarist and Vocalist John McEntee, had this to say regarding the direction of the video:
“With the advent of 360-video visualizer technology, we were able to convey the song’s powerful imagery alongside the intensity of the music. This song is an example of one of the more aggressive songs on the album. We feel it’s the perfect representation of death metal and everything an Incantation fan wants. Rage motherfuckers!”
Check out the video for “Rites of The Locust” and the album art for Profane Nexus here.
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Enfold Darkness announce new album ‘Adversary Omnipotent’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 2:54 PM (PST)

Nashville, Tennessee metallers Enfold Darkness have announced their forthcoming album Adversary Omnipotent.

The album will be released on July 14 via The Artisan Era.

This is Enfold Darkness’s sophomore effort and their first album since 2009’s Our Cursed Rapture.

You can check out a teaser for Adversary Omnipotent and the tracklist for the album here.

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Decapitated release “Never” guitar playthrough via GearGods

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:34 PM (PST)

Polish extreme metallers Decapitated have released a guitar playthrough for their song “Never” via GearGods.

“Never” comes off of the band’s upcoming album Anticult due out July 7 via Nuclear Blast.

Check out the music video for “Never” as well as Michal Lysejko’s drum playthrough here.

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Fear Those Who Fear Him is the third and hotly coveted new dark metal power emission from the extreme metal warlocks of Vallenfyre. This song is not about any hobnobbery with spirits and sprites, though the band do have serious British mojo. No, this crusher deals hard in real world problems facing us right now.

Guitarist/vocalist Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) comments:
Nihilist is about those who take their ridiculous holy book seriously and carry it out to the letter. In light of recent events it is dedicated to the innocent victims of the Manchester attack.

Scheduled for worldwide release via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS on June 2, 2017, Fear Those Who Fear Him is an unforgiving musical mixture of death, doom, grind, and crust offering 12 ferocious new tracks. The album is available for pre-order on CD, LP and digital download at http://smarturl.it/VallenfyreFTWFH

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