US death metal band, UNDEATH are today streaming a new track – titled Diemented Dissection – via Decibel Magazine. Originally released as part of Decibel’s Flexi Series , Diemented Dissection follows the Rochester, NY group’s 2020 debut full length – Lesions of a Different Kind – and is streaming ahead of the start of their September and October North American tour alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, After The Burial, Carnifex and Rivers of Nihil.
Speaking on the song, UNDEATH comment: “We wrote and recorded Diemented Dissection specifically for the Decibel Flexi Series. It’s easily one of our fastest songs and it’s a total barnburner the whole damn time. Hope you dig it! Destroy your whole living room to this shit.”
Diemented Dissection is the first piece of newly recorded material since the band upgraded to a five-piece. The band has been working on new material for release in 2022 – more news will be available in the coming months.
Marylandy doomy deathy sludgy force of metal YATRA have inked a deal with Prosthetic! The band is crafting the follow up to last year’s All Is Lost and we are expecting great things! Seriously, this is fantastic news as the band already (like Haunt) spoiled us in 2020 with multiple astoundingly good releases.
Of the signing to Prosthetic the band commented: “We are very happy to be working with Prosthetic Records, and super excited about this new album that we have just recorded. It is our best album yet, and a crucial step for us in the evolution of YATRA as a band, in the darkness of this changing world we are living in. “
Hello and good day to everyone except those stonewalling relief checks (of course they want them to arrive at last during tax season so they have to be given right back) and the fucking utter scumbags who stole Lady Gaga’s dogs and shot her poor trainer.
So yeah…I needed some good news today and we have it in the form of a killer doom signing!
Bold and experimental doomers Body Void have signed to tastemakers Prosthetic. The duo are one of the coolest bands I found during my tenure on the dumpster fire of Twitter. The group will release Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth 4/23 and you can pre order HERE today. I guess they recorded it in New Hampshire last year. I might stay up all night and then drive to that state tomorrow to impulsively go wired on caffeine to America’s Stonehenge, incidentally.
Read an in depth interview and hear massive new single “Wound” today at Metal Injection HERE.
Liking the shriek vocal on this one and the black and white footage was gorgeous. Strap in for a thirteen minute Hell-scape.
At Blackheart Sound in Manchester, New Hampshire the two members of BODY VOID worked with producer Eric Sauter, to process their feelings – both those that had been long festering, and those which were new and raw – into the four tracks that make up their third studio album. An additional layer of electronic filth was applied with the help of solo noise musician, and BODY VOID touring bassist, Entresol.
Of the single, Willow Ryan (Guitar, bass, vocals) comments: “Wound is a song not only about the ecological harm we’ve done to the earth, but the spiritual harm we’ve done to ourselves as a result of corporate capitalism. Saving the planet and our collective souls is a singular endeavor. We are the earth in both a physical and metaphysical sense, and we cannot continue as a species if we value profit above all life on this floating ball of dust and debris we call home. We are doomed to extinction if our only mode of existence is accumulation and exploitation.“
And speaking on the signing says: “We’re incredibly excited to join Prosthetic Records. Not only to be part of its historic and diverse roster full of bands we love and respect, but also to join with our dear doomy friends in Bismuth, Vile Creature, and Weltesser. The label has been incredibly kind and welcoming to us and we’re excited to find out what we’re able to achieve going forward.“
Prosthetic Records’ Becky Laverty adds: “I have admired BODY VOID from afar for some time now, so I’m thrilled that we get to work with them on this excellent album. We’re really looking forward to being a part of the BODY VOID story, and seeing what paths it leads us down.”
Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth tracklist:
2. Forest Fire
4. Pale Man
BODY VOID is:
Willow Ryan – Guitar, bass, vocals
Edward Holgerson – Drums
Psycroptic have an explosive new video for dark thrash song ‘Beyond The Black’. The very gloomy looking and imposing clip can be experienced below.
The band comments: “We’re very happy have once again worked with our good friend and long time collaborator Wilson Bambrick on the film clip for Beyond The Black. The clip was shot last pre-isolating (in September 2019); and due to the Plague and other delays on our end it hasnt seen the light until now. Please enjoy, and we look forward to getting some new music out later this year.”Add to My Radar
This Covid-19 challenge has made a of musicians have to get creative after tours were shut down for safety (my heart goes out to Chuck Billy of Testament and others who have contracted the virus). Darsombra are touring rooms of their home and undisclosed locations in Maryland via live stream, for example. My girlfriend Globelamp has been a live streamer for years playing psych folk and engaging with her fans, so it has been interesting to see the connective impact that can have in building a micro community. Obviously everyone has IG and Facebook live now or sometimes uses YouTube to stream, but not everyone uses it for live performance as opposed to general pseudo reality tv style posts of themselves rambling, hahaha.
Snow Burial, one of the coolest (snow pun painfully accidental) bands out there at present, are doing their part to take this moment to stream for local charity. The Prosthetic Records signees announced that they will be live streaming an acoustic performance this week, via the Prosthetic Records YouTube channel. The stream will take place on Thursday, 26 March at 8 EDT/ 7 CDT/ 5 PDT. The band will be accepting donations throughout the performance, and will be sending all money raised to The Greater Chicago Food Depository.
SNOW BURIAL’s Ben Bowman comments:
“Like pretty much everyone involved in the music industry we have shifted rapidly from being extremely bummed about cancelling our tour to wondering what we could do to help. Doing a livestream and donating all the proceeds to a local food bank seems like one of the best ways that we can do that. Well, Brandon is actually providing the true best help – he’s a physician’s assistant, treating patients through this pandemic. I can just play guitar and sing a bit.
“It’s not the same as touring (at all) but I am very excited to have an excuse to experiment with our songs and play for folks over the internet. I’ll be playing acoustic-ish versions of each song on Ostrava (I’m physically incapable of not using a delay pedal) with some commentary on the songs and the chance to chat with everyone live. I’m stoked to take a new approach on the tunes, and, frankly, to have something to look forward to. All of Illinois is under a shelter-at-home order and it’s easy to have a very hard time through this. Having some fun in a way that can help those in real need is exciting.”
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Florida death dealers Nekroi Theoi released Dead Gods, one of the most individual visions in current death metal/core cross pollination , in 2019. It took some cool chances and established the band as real up and coming true believers to watch. Now you can see a new video from the group for the intense and issue focused “Simony of Hollow Christs”.
Of the track, vocalist, JJ Polacheck commented:
“Simony of Hollow Christs is, like much of Dead Gods a deeply personal take on a widespread issue. Growing up as a pastor’s kid, deeply embedded within the western protestant church in all its denominations, I witnessed firsthand the many doubleminded pathologies of the leadership and infrastructure. Great efforts were taken to give reverence to the scripture, while many people beneath the leadership were exploited. This came to a head when my father spoke out against a Baptist youth leader in training who was preying on a young girl in my youth group, and my father was promptly fired and the issue swept under the rug while the predator remained in the church.
“This would be my first moment of disillusionment with Christianity, and it left a great mark on my psyche. I learned that even in what I perceived to be the purest of institutions, there is a focus on optics over ethics. This is not the exception, this is the functional norm. Simony of Hollow Christs is a naked and honest appraisal of this from the perspective of a True Believer, rationalizing any and all horrors for the sake of following scripture as closely as possible. This mentality is real, and vastly pervasive throughout the entirety of Christian culture. Yes, even your modern, tech savvy church with a coffee shop.”
Upcoming NEKROÍ THEOÍ dates:
3/19 New Port Richey, FL @ The Verona
3/20 Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda
3/21 Orlando, FL @ Henao Contemporary Center
3/22 Tampa, FL @ American Legion
For those bummed about Moonsorrow being fascist apologist “BuT MUh FreESpeEecHHSJwSruiNmeDulLLL” fuckheads and taking an NSBM band of holocaust revisionists on tour (seriously, fuck those dudes), maybe support some rad as fuck LGBTQ friendly killer doom ass rad shit instead! Vile Creature!
Vile Creature make some of the most god tier interesting music in the underground right now, soul-searching and heart rending , thought provoking heavy music that will knock the dust loose from your cynical personality and inspire you to believe again.
Vile Creature have today announced a run of North American tour dates, as well as a one off show in London, UK. The act have recently completed work on an upcoming full length album – their first for Prosthetic Records – and more details of that release will be available in the coming months.
The London show will follow their appearance at this year’s Roadburn Festival, where they have been commissioned alongside labelmates, Bismuth, to compose and perform a special one off show. Before they head back to Canada, they will stop off in London for a one-off show at the Black Heart.
The North American dates will kick off in Minneapolis on May 25 and run through to June 13 in Toronto – taking in stops at Northwest Terror Fest and Oblivion Access Festival along the way. They will also play five dates with Elizabeth Colour Wheel!
Upon signing to Prosthetic Records, Vile Creature released a compilation of their back catalogue titled Preservation Rituals (2015-2018), which has paved the way for new material. Whilst further information is not yet available about their as yet untitled new album, it will be released via Prosthetic this year – stay tuned for more.
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Your favourite queerdos are heading out on tour! We have a special one off London show after roadburn on 4/20 (blaze it!) With @bismuthslow & @moloch_sludge and then we are hitting the west coast for the first time ever! This includes a week of dates with America's sweethearts @elizabethcolourwheel ! Stoked to see y'all out there!
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Have you been hoping to catch .gif from god live and haven’t yet? Well, if you live in Philadelphia or New York your chance is coming up.
The Virginia metalcore ensemble are preparing to play some shows later this month, with further dates to be released soon.
.gif from god are touring in support of their 2019 Prosthetic Records debut approximation_of_a_human.
.gif from god collectively encourages all reading to seek out and donate to these organizations, and those similar within their own communities:
Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project, the Virginia Anti-Violence Project, Black Mama’s Bailout Fund, ICE Out of RVA, Nationz Foundation, Richmond Food & Clothing Resistance Collective.
The band will be playing with HIRS, Binary, Sonagi, Machine Girl, Kilbourne, Lustsickpuppy, and Versus, including at Machine Girl’s record release show. If you haven’t experienced .gif from god’s cacophonous brand of noise yet, be sure to head over to their Bandcamp and rectify that.
The shows announced so far are:
February 25 – Cousin Danny’s – Philadelphia, PA
February 26 – Smog, Bard College, NY
February 27 – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY
Very, very cool news today as we learn that one of the brightest new stars in metal Paladin are releasing a covers EP dedicated to the legends Nevermore this month! Prosthetic is releasing the EP digitally on December 13th, 2019 to end the year on a soaring and intense note. The cover art for the Anamnesis EP has been created by Travis Smith, a longtime artistic collaborator of both Nevermore and Warrel Dane.
Of the choice of songs on the EP, PALADIN guitarist/vocalist, Taylor Washington comments:
“River Dragon was an obvious choice since it’s probably their most recognizable song. I wanted to do something from This Godless Endeavor since it’s still my favorite Nevermore album, and Final Product was kind of the default choice since it doesn’t have any super ridiculous hard parts in it. We also wanted to do an older song, one that wasn’t played on a 7 string. The name is a mouthful, but I’ve always been partial to 42147 because it’s filled with great riffs and the subject matter is interesting.”
A chance meeting with Nevermore drummer, Van Williams, gave PALADIN the impetus to pursue the idea of recording the songs, which will be released on 13 December – the anniversary of Dane’s death. The band’s connection to Nevermore goes back several years as Taylor explains:
“I remember picking up This Godless Endeavor from a liquidation sale at a music store back in high school. From the first listen it immediately resonated with me and I knew it would become one of my favorite albums and Nevermore one of my favorite bands. When Prosthetic proposed the idea of doing a Nevermore tribute EP to commemorate Warrel Dane’s death, I honestly hesitated. Jeff Loomis is an absolute monster on guitar and Warrel had one of the most distinct and dynamic voices to grace the metal world. The task of having to do justice to those two and Nevermore as a whole was a daunting one, but I couldn’t say no. I decided to sing the songs the way I would rather than try to sound like Warrel since that would feel disingenuous to me.”
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WITHERED will be embarking on a European tour in January 2020 in support of label mates CANNABIS CORPSE. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below. A big heads up to the metalheads across the pond, cuz you will not want to miss out on this disgustingly great package deal. Additionally, Withered have released a pummeling and yet moody lyric video for their “Somnium Decay” track to mark the announcement.
WITHERED comment: “It’s been nearly a decade and a half since we’ve left the shores of North America. Withered has decided it is time again to get face to face with our fans & friends in the old countries of Europe. We are excited to share this massive effort with our friends in Cannabis Corpse and help celebrate the release of their new album. We have a very special set list planned that will undoubtedly dose our audiences with surrealism and a true darkened longing with music that spans our entire catalog to date. I’m excitedly nervous to reconnect so intimately with my roots and with friends we haven’t seen in nearly 15 years. It promises to be an awakening we cannot wait to share with everyone.”
“Somnium Decay” can be downloaded HERE.
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We will be joining our friends and label mates Cannabis Corpse this coming January for our first full European tour. Dates and ticket link below. https://bnds.us/5vmev7 03 Jan 20 Aalst (BE) Cinema 04 Jan 20 Utrecht (NL) DB’s 05 Jan 20 Bochum (DE) Die Trompete 06 Jan 20 Hamburg (DE) Monkey’s 07 Jan 20 Aalborg (DK) 1000Fryd 08 Jan 20 Copenhagen (DK) Vega 09 Jan 20 Stockholm (SE) Hus7 10 Jan 20 Oslo (NO) Vaterland 11 Jan 20 Malmo (SE) Plan B 12 Jan 20 Dresden (DE) Chemiefabrik 13 Jan 20 Prague (CZ) Underdogs 14 Jan 20 Bratilava (SK) Kulturak Klub 15 Jan 20 Munchen (DE) Backstage 16 Jan 20 Innsbruck (AT) P.M.K. 17 Jan 20 Bologna (IT) Freakout Club 18 Jan 20 Bolzano (IT) Pippo Stage 19 Jan 20 Zurich (CH) Werk21 20 Jan Aachen (DE) Musikbunker 21 Jan 20 London (UK) Boston Music Room 22 Jan 20 Birmingham (UK) Asylum2 23 Jan 20 Edinburgh (UK) Banneman’s 24 Jan 20 Bridgewater (UK) The Cobblestones 25 Jan 20 Leeds (UK) Temple of Boom @madtourbooking @seasonofmistofficial #cannabiscorpse #witheredmetal
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Richmond’s .gif from god‘s complete monster of a Prosthetic debut is currently eating alive anyone who previews it in full over at Mathcore Index RIGHT HERE. Trust us when we say it is kind of a good time. You can tell the band white knuckled their deepest emotions into these sick ass, rollicking demonic freight train performances.
“Possible Futures In The Minds Of Children” is prob my favorite tune on here so far, giving me mathcore version of FNM’s “As The Worm Turns” vibes on the intro before exploding into jealousy inducing levels of chaos. Also love the way “Take The Flesh, Make It Stretchy” kicks off, just one of those songs that you know people will be likely to freak out live when they hear a split second of it begin.
approximation_of_a_human is available Friday, September 27th. Pre-order is available HERE. This band fucking rules and are def our favorite of the groups who are kind of showing some 00’s mathcore and screamo snark/mosh influence currently.Add to My Radar
PSYCROPTIC will hit the road in North America alongside Revocation, Voivod, Skeletal Remains and Conjurer starting next weekend (full dates below). The eclectic bill kicks off on September 12 and runs for a full month.
PSYCROPTIC tour dates.
Ahead of the journey, the ferociously skilled band have revealed a new video for the neck injury conducive new whiplashtastic banger “We Were The Keepers” from As The Kingdom Drowns. Check it at Metal Injection HERE.
Of the video, drummer Dave Haley comments:
“We took a few days out on our recent Australian tour to shoot a couple of film clips – the first one being ‘We were the Keepers’. Our longtime friend and collaborator Wilson Bambrick handled everything behind the camera, and things turned out great. We wanted the clip to be an extension of our live show, and he did very well at capturing that.”
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The current "it" darlings of tech, ARCHSPIRE return with Bleed The Future! This band has not lost their edge like many others caught in a dragon chase for commercial appeal, instead absolutely destroying it on their latest release. Only Obsolete and Ophidian I even come close recently to pulling off shit this crazy and Archspire's "Drone Corpse Aviator" by far led the pack for the fastest chops freak out of 2021, while still containing some very dynamic calm between the storm, majestic guitar parts as well. I am honestly just thrilled for these dudes that they have pulled off such a bad ass follow-up to the hard to top Relentless Mutation (2017). This moment was worth the wait and the future will take your pound of flesh one way or the other. Get on board and hold fast!