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Serpent Lord (Greece) reveal their “Blood Offering”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 9:59 AM (PST)

Greek heavy metallers Serpent Lord have revealed another new song called “Blood Offering”. It has an especially cool bridge with climbing and yes, serpentine guitars before the bold vocals return. Another strong song from a band which obviously bleeds for metal.

The recordings were done at Infected Studios in 2017, mixed and mastered by George Infected.

“I fear the future and the future is me”. – Serpent Lord

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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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Today we visit Argentina for some pulverizing thrashing mastery. GRANADA bring us their newest single “Solve et Coagula” and we dare you not to bang your heads! This is focused with a modern and precise kill factor but also has a very raw edge of anger for old school fans of 90’s metal and hardcore. Fans of Machine Head, Krisiun or any any proper death/thrash will be blown away.

GRANADA was formed in the year 2008 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Founded by Guillermo Estévez (vocals and guitar), the band´s debut show was in 2010 with Black Dahlia Murder (USA), and continued with a series of shows in every possible venue in Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina. With three full lengths and one EP, the band has crossed the border by touring the neighboring countries and achieving huge admiration from audiences all over the world.

GRANADA achieves their own sound with their 4th album Sincronizado, recorded at “El Pie Recording Studio” and Chulengo, produced by Guillermo Estévez. The album will be released by Symbol of Domination Prod. (Purchase HERE), and will be distributed by Icarus Records (Argentina) and Blacktape Unorthodox Records (Argentina)

The band’s remarks on the track are as follows:

“Solve” or “solutio” refers to the breaking down of elements and “Coagula” refers to their coming together. In the process of transmuting base metal into gold or arriving at the Philosopher’s stone, this contained both literal and hidden meaning. Solve et Coagula expresses transmutation from base to a finer state, the perpetual goal of spiritual growth and human evolution.

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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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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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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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Greek metal is always very interesting, from the tendency for dark melody to infect the riffs, to more classic mid tempo march parts and powerful vocals. Serpent Lord (not to be confused with this Serpent Lord or THIS one) will appeal to fans of legendary bands like Rotting Christ and Varathron, sure, but they also have enough epic qualities that feel less dark and more like surviving the battle – as if there is a little bit of Sabaton influence in there as well Mediterranean influences. Whatever is in the recipe, they are doing it right.

This song is comes their demo CD which was released on May 13th, at their show with the legendary band Omen, and it will also be included on their upcoming debut album (to be recorded this summer at Infected Studios). We wish them well. There are some sick as heck awesome Serpent named bands from Serpent Crown to Serpentine Path, but Serpent Cult are welcome to add to the snake pile if they keep putting out music this metal.

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Taking a break binging old Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes before they leave Netflix in a week (shouldn’t they have a permanent residence for fans!!) to spread the damn good word that Prophets Of Rage‘s “Unfuck The World” is here and it is fire. A tight and well executed video directed by Michael Moore, great performances and live footage from everyone involved and did I mention Tom Morello’s illest solo in years? I mean, Tom always plays cool sounds but this one is extra spicy. And shout out to whoever threw in the Blair Imani clip briefly, cuz she is an awesome person and inspiring. Also really feeling the B-Real verse on this one, though of course Chuck’s was cool also.

Nestlé has been a leader in the effort to privatize public water, Trump is pulling out of climate agreements and kleptocracy is darkening skies with greedy clouds over all of our heads whether we are woke to it or not. RATM and Audioslave fans as well as of course Cypress and especially Public Enemy fans can relax knowing this original song kicks fucking major ass. Watch the video for “Unfuck The World” HERE.

A debut album from these live and direct legends is due in September and features 12 original songs produced by Brendan O’Brien http://smarturl.it/Prophets

If they are all as good as this one, we are gonna be in fine fighting form. #resist

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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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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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Bison premiere new song “Until The Earth Is Empty” at Decibel

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:22 AM (PST)

Judging by the above promo photo, Vancouver’s Bison have left their eyeballs wherever they dropped off the B.C. – but NBD! They still have ears you will notice and even if they were (probably are) deaf, the rumblings of their level of heaviness are so vast that the band undoubtedly would still manage to craft their brand of hairy, dimebag and meth pouch rubber banded to your nutsack in an NA meeting heavy sludge metal. Actually, hold the meth. I think eyeball eating bath salts and face picking methery are more of a Florida thing than Vancouver, though again we are wondering where dudes eyes are.

It’s raining hard and I just ate tacos and am severely unmotivated because I am in the middle of a move, but this new Bison track slays enough to postpone my nap over. Def feeling the cool rhythmic shifts and subtly melodic dissonant riffage. I feel like Ken Mode and Kowloon fans could also dig this as much as, say, High On Fire disciples. It even has a cool, kind of Cormac McCarthy-esque meaning. I assumed “Until The Earth Is Empty” meant they would party longer than humanity and be the last ragers on Earth (assuming Andrew WK or Keith Richards are not the last), or that maybe it was about our inclination as a species to head towards destruction full tilt. BUT NO!

“It’s something my partner said to me in regards to finding our sons, if they were taken or missing,” offers guitarist/vocalist James Farwell of the track. “It’s the idea that you would look for something or someone that you loved no matter how long it took, or until the earth was empty. In her case that would also mean killing everyone in her path. She is very passionate.”

Adds Decibel, “You Are Not the Ocean is loaded with sludgy, slow-but-focused riffs, melodic guitar solos, and heavy percussion, but it’s also emotionally heavy, as you can hear on new song ‘Until The Earth Is Empty.’”

Hear “Until The Earth Is Empty” courtesy of Decibel at THIS LOCATION. Annnnd don’t forget to pre order the new album HERE.

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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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Rotten Sound release “Thrashmonger” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 8:42 AM (PST)

Photograph by Mika Aalto

While the rock and metal world reeled last week from the death of the iconic Chris Cornell, thankfully this week is starting off with a reminder that metal, punk and rock will not only never die but has many disciples still here to help carry the torch forward. From UFOMAMMUT’s clobbering new “Warsheep”, to Davey Suicide’s gutter glammy “No Angel”  to Silverstein’s screamo charged “Retrograde”, let’s celebrate that rock still comes in many styles. That said, if you want to kick off your week hard may we recommend you take a big fat Finnish kick in the crotch from grindcore heroes Rotten Sound this Monday. “Thrashmonger” is here and gone in just over a minute but will open your eyes like Uma getting some of that Pulp Fiction adrenaline.

Check it out below and keep the faith.

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Stream Oceano’s best album yet “Revelation” in full

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 5:43 AM (PST)

Oceano’s unforgiving latest album Revelation  will not sway you if the band’s low end heavy brutal death core with utterly guttural vocals and random technical and rhythmic flourishes is too much for you. Personally, I think this new record is their finest yet and shows the band adding more consistent heft to past albums that had moments but often some filler tracks as well. Decide for yourself below and slam your neighbors today.

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Stereogum has a ferocious new Bloodclot track that has a perfect old school hardcore sound to amp you up and inspire this weekend. Check it out HERE. The new Bloodclot stuff out so far has been really good. Pre-order the new Metal Blade backed UP IN ARMS right HERE. The band now consists of John Joseph, of course, plus a who’s who line-up of skilled die hards, Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves).

Bloodclot remains a source of PMA and great stories as well as an inspiration for those trying to live a healthier life while still caring about a spiritual side as well as the roots of punk. The band have a slew of new dates with Negative Approach as well. Check it all out!

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