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Death metal fans are raving about the new self-titled Obituary release for excellent reason. From the hysterical video for “Ten Thousand Ways To Die” that picks up where their Inked In Blood “Violence” clip left off and is bound to get a chuckle out of almost anybody, to more rock solid songwriting that builds on one of the most impeccable musical legacies in death metal, Obituary are both writing for themselves and pleasing die hard fans at the same time. The results will have fans crashing down doors like the zombie hordes the Florida greats seem to fear most.

Next year will mark thirty years since the group changed their name from Xecutioner and made metal heavier forever. It seemed about time for a self-titled album under those circumstances, but I spoke with one of the founders, Trevor Peres, to get to the bottom of it all.

More below.

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Album Review: Evocation – “The Shadow Archetype”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 12:54 AM (PST)

Losing some important members didn’t stop Evocation from keeping their power intact on newest effort The Shadow Archetype. This is exactly the type of record I want from Metal Blade. I’m not saying everything they put out needs to be this subgenre of metal, but the quality level is as firm as steel. The unmistakable earmarks of Swedish metal are displayed proudly, but not to a fault. “Modus Operandi” could argue head to head with recent At The Gates but has a dirtier feel that gives the band their own punch.

Fans of heavier Paradise Lost, Entombed, The Haunted or Unleashed who somehow aren’t hip to Evocation already (which is doubtful), this record will burst your britches. You’ll feel like you just met an old friend but with all new songs full of interesting arrangements that don’t overstay their welcome. The writing is concise but energized, like focused attacks rather than a long drawn out flailing.

“Children Of Stone” is a highlight, Thomas Josefsson commanding vocally over a chugging sonic battlefield of mid tempo fury. It is four tracks in and preceded by strong material, but this is sort of the point in the album where (to use a mosh metaphor) the floor opens up and the show really starts. You’re warmed up and can’t contain yourself anymore.

There is a very cool blend of older, impactful death metal brutality colliding with moments of more technical stuff from Simon Exner. The old school bludgeoning wins out overall, which makes sense for this band. Still, it is cool they are spreading their wings a bit but not jumping the shark to follow trends. “Blind Obediance” features some beautiful classical style playing to break things up and is followed by the barrage of perhaps the most violent song on the album, “Survival of The Sickest.” That song almost reminds me of early Entombed if covered by Hatesphere, a really interesting racket. You almost want the band to take more risks some places but also don’t want to spoil a very good thing.

“The Coroner” also bears mentioning, hard charging melodeth like Wolfheart but with a bit more of a Left Hand Path influence than Slaughter Of The Soul to the low endThe pause at 1:14 is super brief but such a perfect dead stop that it sets up the monster solo and mosh section that follows ideally.

A worthy effort any metal band could be proud of.

Gorguts announce North American tour

Posted by Metal Riot on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 12:19 AM (PST)

Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS have announced a new North American tour. GORGUTS will kickoff their tour in Syracuse on June 3 and travel throughout the month. Support on this tour comes from DEFEATED SANITY and EXIST.

GORGUTS are touring in support of their recently released EP, ‘Pleiades’ Dust’. A unique and incredibly ambitious concept masterminded by band founder Luc Lemay, ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ runs as a single, continuous track that spans over 30 minutes of total run-time. ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ is out now and streaming here.

Confirmed dates below.

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Band Spotlight: Dying Fetus

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:56 PM (PST)

With five of their full length life wreckers back on vinyl for the first time since the original pressings (we suggest you start with the still unconditionally pit worthy Stop At Nothing ), it seemed a good time to give Dying Fetus the band spotlight. The death metal legacy of this group has withstood many tests and only come through stronger. Catch them on tour with Hatebreed in Europe this April if you are both lucky and brave.

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I don’t know about you, but I just turned 38. Any chance to break out of the
mundane and remember the mysterious or esoteric wonder behind the veil of
everyday life is a welcome release. When it comes in the form of explosive,
ethereal or downright menacing and theatrical metal, even better. Polish dark
legends Behemoth‘s current US tour promoting their most ambitious album to
date, The Satanist, with the much hyped Myrkur in tow on their first really
proper stateside trek certainly falls into the category of awesome excuses to
get out of the house…and it sure was.

Read more and see some killer photos in euphoria BELOW.

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Six Feet Under stream “Invader” (Judas Priest cover)

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 6:12 PM (PST)

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Florida Death metallers Six Feet Under are preparing to release their fourth installment in their series of cover albums Graveyard Classics.

This album will be called Graveyard Classics: The Number of the Priest and will feature covers of, you guest it, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest songs.

Graveyard Classics: The Number of the Priest will be released on May 27 via Metal Blade Records.

Stream “Invader”, check out the tracklist for Graveyard Classics: The Number of the Priest and Six Feet Under tour dates here.

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The Zenith Passage streaming ‘Solipsist’ now

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:26 PM (PST)

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Los Angeles tech-death metallers The Zenith Passage are now streaming their forthcoming album Solipsist.

Solipsist comes out on April 15 via Unique Leader Records.

In support of the album The Zenith Passage are playing a few shows in California and Arizona later this month.

Check out Solipsist and The Zenith Passage tour dates here.

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Omophagia streaming full-length ‘In The Name of Chaos’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10:20 AM (PST)

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Swiss death metallers Omophagia are streaming their upcoming full-length In The Name of Chaos.

In The Name of Chaos will be released on April 15 via Unique Leader Records.

In support of In The Name of Chaos Omophagia will be touring Europe with Morgoth, Incantation, DarkRise.

Check out In The Name of Chaos and Omophagia tour dates here.

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Black Royal release “Demonspawn”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:50 AM (PST)

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Finnish metallers Black Royal have released a music video for their song “Demonspawn”.

Black Royal will release their newest EP The Summoning Pt. 2 on May 18 via Armless Stranger.

Watch the music video for “Demonspawn” here.

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Inherit Disease stream new album ‘Ephemeral’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 11:37 AM (PST)

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If you’re looking for the latest in sickly brutal tech-death look no further than California’s Inherit Disease.

Inherit Disease just dropped their latest album Ephemeral via Unique Leader Records.

You can stream the album here.

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Entheos unleash ‘The Infinite Nothing’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 3:45 PM (PST)

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Extreme metallers Entheos have officially unleashed their latest album The Infinite Nothing via Artery Recordings.

Entheos are also currently on tour in support of The Infinite Nothing with The Contortionist, Monuments, and sleepmakeswaves.

Check out Entheos tour dates here.

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First Fragment premieres “Le Serment De Tsion”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 1:43 PM (PST)

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Canadian death metallers First Fragment have premiered their latest song “Le Serment De Tsion”.

“Le Serment De Tsion” comes from the band’s upcoming album Dasein which will be released on May 20 via Unique Leader Records.

Check out “Le Serment De Tsion” here.

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Eschaton premiere “The Beast Is Awakened” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 1:15 PM (PST)

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Connecticut tech death metallers Eschaton have released the music video for their song “The Beast Is Awakened.”

“The Beast Is Awakened” comes from the band’s latest album Sentinel Apocalypse.

Sentinel Apocalypse is out now via Unique Leader Records.

Check out “The Beast Is Awakened here.

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Gorguts kick off European Tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:09 PM (PST)

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Almost all death metal fans agree that Gorguts are perhaps the most universally beloved act when it comes to heroic compositions, generally more intellectual topics and technical austerity. The band have kicked off their early 2016 Euro tour (this line-up is STACKED!) and the dates are below.

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WRVTH to kick off North American tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 3:33 PM (PST)

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California tech-death brutes WRVTH are preparing to take over North America.

Starting in Riverside, California on April 8 and playing through twenty-five dates the tour will wrap up on May 4 in Cupertino, California.

Check out WRVTH’s full tour schedule here.

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