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Norway’s Legacy Of Emptiness stream “Over The Past”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 7:48 PM (PST)

June 12th will see Norwegian band Legacy Of Emptiness release Over The Past via Black Lion Records  (order digitall and physical copies HERE). The symphonic black metal project has Over The Past was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios and features fantastic cover artwork created by Alex Tartsus that compliments the musical work perfectly and will draw you in.

The album features lots of new material and has a total run time of 48:45 minutes with nary a sleeper in the batch. It’s really a very strong and significantly gripping record that reminds us of the days when we all didn’t have 800 options by half invested here and gone again bands and so had to choose what albums to buy wisely, the point being that this is one you would likely play again and again and get your money’s worth. If nothing else, at least make sure you hear “Evening Star” feat. a cameo from Swanö and a compelling and melodic sound that will coerce Old Man’s Child, Katatonia and Dark Funeral fans alike.

The band comments:

As the title will hint we are now writing a new chapter. This album as been a journey to hell and back for us all. Accidents,cancer and other illnesses has been thrown our way from the day we started writing and recording this beast… Over the past! 

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Agonia Records $3 Bandcamp Sale til June 30th

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:04 AM (PST)

Agonia Records, home of some of the best extreme and esteemed metal bands on planet Urf, has a sick $3 Bandcamp sale on. If you area fan of bands and can’t even be bothered to shell out $3 for some of these releases, you suck. I mean, unless you are actually homeless or in a seriously dire life situation financially. But still. DIE FOR METAL! Rob a poseur for $3, yo.

Some records we really fucking love that we recommend from the bunch include The Regal Tribe by Usurpress, Incubus by Malfeitor or Shibalba’s new freaky as heck Psychostasis – Death Of Khat. If you had twenty bux you could get all three of those and still take ya girl for a tuna melt AND tip the waitress. Don’t be a loser!

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Being a closet Nazi does not make you a cool force of evil lurking in the shadows or whatever nonsense people tell themselves while listening to Skrewdriver alone and hating “weaker groups” but secretly wanting to be dominated by Terry Crews these days. Want a competing arena or marketplace of ideas and freedom? Fine. But many are simply too afraid to own their racist shit in public for fear of being ostracized by reasonable human beings. And yet you mock people closeted in the gay community or other  minorities who’ve feared for lives through history?

Some people praise Halford for being brave enough to come out in metal yet still help nurture conditions that make it hard to do so. Black metal has a massive problem with the cult of ambiguity. Black metal, for example, historically covets a sense of murky ambiguity often that can create occult or moral mystery or in actuality simply enable room for a lot of bs to go down.

Yes, it is easy on paper to agree with Trevor Noah when he says that Ann Coulter’s free speech must be protected, but when GOP groups, people with serious self-hate denial issues like Milo or goofy Proud Boy dorks are willingly going where they are overwhelmingly not wanted and the President is dog whistling Andrew Jackson enthusiasts because he is too much of a little slug to actually admit he is a racist piece of shit, there is a problem. The enabling of a larger platform at private institutions or elsewhere for controversy seeking scum who want to incite violence and then blame the oppressed groups for protesting is the epitome of gaslighting. It is generations of racism, white supremacist prison industrial complex prison for profit free labor crushing the spirits of black communities and then blaming them for their own unrest while simultaneously profiling and shooting them disproportionately. Go fuck yourself.

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Carach Angren stream new horror track “Charlie”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1:11 PM (PST)

The twisted minds of Carach Angren are back with more music from new album Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten, the follow up to their creepy as all shit recent This Is No Fairytale release. Metal Injection has the new song “Charlie” HERE. It is a totally pulverizing track that could appeal to fans of Septicflesh as much as, say, Cradle Of Filth or Catamenia.

Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten was recorded with Peter Tägtgren (AMON AMARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR, IMMORTAL, and more) at Abyss Studio in Sweden, mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at the Black Lounge Studio (SEPTICFLESH, KATATONIA, AMORPHIS, and more) and features cover art by Costin Chioreanu (GHOST, ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES, and more).

Regarding the new track, the band comments: “We proudly present the next track from our upcoming album ‘Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten’ called ‘Charlie’. It will draw you right into the first chapter of an unsettling journey, setting an ominous dark paranormal tone. ‘Charlie’ has everything and more of what you may expect from us: a darkness brought forth by unsettling haunting melodies, piercing riffs, and bloodcurdling storytelling.”

The new album will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on June 16. Pre-orders for ‘Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten’ are available across multiple formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

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Nightbringer stream new album “Terra Damnata”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 12:20 PM (PST)

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American black metal band Nightbringer have released their latest opus Terra Damnata, one of the highest hopes of the year for the genre. It does not let the listener down, a lengthy meditation on the dying world in the age of Kali with many passages that blaze by faster than you can say Austin Osman Spare while choking yourself. It has some of the most unrepentant passages of sheer assailment I have heard on any black metal since perhaps 1349’s recent primarily ferocious Massive Cauldron Of Chaos but the guitar playing here is way more experimental for the most part.

The record releases today, in case you weren’t already spending most of your day with the new Kendrick album and want to be actually damned, not just say DAMN. Blasting this is also a great way to piss off Jesus freaks on Good Friday. Stream Terra Damnata HERE or at Bandcamp HERE. I’m really enjoying the end sections of “Midnight’s Crown” past the 4:11 mark where things get downright Emperor level grandiose. Bad ass.

Regarding the album, vocalist Naas Alcameth comments: “With Terra Damnata we have tread even deeper into the labyrinth of certain esoteric traditions and sacred mythos, closer to the heart of the living darkness that destroys all and liberates but few. The spirit of the album is one of an ever backwards turning and embracing of both terror and ecstasis, love and death, before the gods and daemons of the Age of Misrule.”

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It is no big secret that we feel Woe‘s Hope Attrition is the American black metal release to beat of the moment, a high bar set for 2017. The new Nightbringer is gonna be awesome as well, but we aren’t really here to pit bands against one another, rather celebrate people making strong art.

Anyhow, if you want to see some real (and likely reluctant to take on the mantle, but nonetheless deserving) ambassadors of some of the best in USBM and you happen to be in Europe at the moment, the Woe tour with Germany’s Ultha kicks off today.

In related news, WOE recently celebrated the ten-year anniversary of the Absinthe Invocation demo, written in a single, drunken night on April 4th, 2007. “The ten years since have been surprising, to say the least,” comments band founder Chris Grigg. “To all who have listened and supported, we thank you. The demo is free on Bandcamp. It is sloppy and raw but hints at what would come.” Check out Absinthe Invocation at THIS LOCATION.

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Dimmu Borgir‘s resurgence is clearly firmly at hand with the level of excitement very high surrounding the new double DVD Forces Of The Northern Night (4/28). Check out “Gateways” below. Man, that stage production is friggin’ awesome.

 

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Lava Invocator are streaming their new Mörk release (purchase HERE), atmospheric but overall fairly traditional black metal. Def getting a Storm Of The Light’s Bane influence on a lot of the tracks as they alternate between disorienting attack riffs and cryptic, moody dissonance. Really liking the production and tone values, not to crappy but not over done either. A great mix of good sounds but still harsh. The vocals are also especially harsh and guttural at times and other times more of a higher snarl, a cool contrast. The almost 40 minute record is streaming at Metal Underground HERE.

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Glorior Belli are streaming “Lies-Strangled Skies” from excellent new Agonia Release Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes). The record is out May 6th but you can stream the newest dark single at Bandcamp HERE.

The album is killer, more black metal and speed leaning than the last record but with one real epic avant garde stomper as well, the highly recommended bass heavy “Rebels In Disguise”. “Upheaval In Chaos Waters” is another highlight, guitars positively gleaming with malice over roared, pained vocals and precision drumming. “World So Spurious” even has a bad ass Celtic Frost-esque death grunt that any metalhead will get pumped hearing.

“Lies-Strangled” skies is the opening track from this anticipated release, the perfect soundtrack to a reading of Paradise Lost or for burning down the house. The stage is set with a military beat building up faster and faster under a commanding guitar line before the album pulls you into a grand majesty of no return.

“The production is by far one of the best that Glorior Belli ever had” – comments the band. “Drums & Bass are absolutely devilish and placed under the spotlight. Everything was recorded, mixed and mastered in our own studios, having an absolute control as usual over the sound. The guitar work overall will bring you back to the origins of Glorior Belli. Conceptually wise, Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes) will smother you with darkness and light, both stuffed down your throat with the same rage that could be heard on Glorior Belli’s ealier records. When the Night is coming down on you, will you find a way through the dark? A record for the very few of us who truly embrace the desire to break from the cosmic prison”.

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Schammasch release “Metanoia” music video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:53 AM (PST)

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Schammasch and Prosthetic Records have another great new video out, this one for the very Enslaved/Woods Of Ypres-esque and stark “Metanoia”. Pre order this immensely skilled band’s new Triangle release (over 100 minutes of music!) HERE.  We are def looking forward to this one around these parts.

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Desaster release “End of Tyranny”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 2:35 PM (PST)

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German blackened-thrashers Desaster have released their newest song “End of Tyranny”.

“End of Tyranny” comes from the band’s upcoming album The Oath of an Iron Ritual which will come out April 8 via Metal Blade Records.

Check out “End of  Tyranny” and the first single “Damnatio Ad Bestias” here.

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Necronomicon streaming new album ‘Advent of The Human God’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 12:50 PM (PST)

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Canadian black metallers Necronomicon have released their newest album Advent of The Human God for stream.

The album will officially release on March 18 in Europe via Season of Mist and in the rest of the world on March 25.

Check out comments vocalist from Rob The Witch and stream the entire album here.

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Glorior Belli‘s last album, the devilishly swampy Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurl, was damn near perfect. Thus it is with psychotic anticipation that we can let you know the French black metal project have a new beast on the way. Out May 6th on Agonia Records, you can bet Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes) is going to punish. Check out the lyric video for the title track below, a blasting ode to darkness which sounds very professional yet rippingly emphasizes the band’s black metal side more prominently once again. Ahhh, so stoked!

Pre order HERE.

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French black metal terrors PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND have announced the completion of their anticipated third album «False Highs, True Lows», recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at The Apiary Studio (Birds In Row, The Rodeo Idiot Engine, Calvaiire…) and mastered at New Alliance East (Converge, Gaza, Cave In…). The record is due out this spring on Throatruiner Records (LP, CD) and Basement Apes Industries (CD). The cover art for «False Highs, True Lows» and the band’s new website are now online – plebeian-grandstand.com

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Greek black metal freedom fighters Rotting Christ continue their exhalted career of twisting expectations into fragments with the first, gloriously smoking track “In Nomine Dei Nostri” from new album Rituals. Hear the dark gem at Decibel HERE.

Whereas other less skilled bands would turn the heavily intoned chanting in this track to doggerel, Rotting Christ evoke a Satanic and brazen confidence that translates across this serious ear scorcher for a song that underscores the corruption in this world. The heart bleeding sense of melody that shoots through the song as well is truly something to behold, for the brave nd rebellious out there.

Preorder Rituals on CD or LP here.

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