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William from Alice In Chains has collabed on a hypnotic and dirgy, very layered and enveloping song called “We Who Walk in Light” with Greg Anderson of Sunn O))) and Goatsnake fame. The unique pairing of a song appears on The Lord’s Bandcamp project page HERE and you can hear it below as well.

“We Who Walk In Light” just came to me. I simply reacted to the music Greg sent, tracked and arranged all my parts at home alone. I wrote it as I was singing it, all at once, no second guessing. Thankfully, my wife was out of town at the time as she might have been a bit unsettled by some of the sounds emanating from the basement. It’s basically a heavy metal Buddhist monk choir with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan flying in for a cameo. I’m sure it’s channeling some of the tension of current times. I was happy to be asked by The Lord to collaborate and I’m glad to donate the proceeds to my friend Brother Wayne Kramer’s organization, Jail Guitar Doors.”

-William Duvall

As stated above, proceeds from sales of this track will be donated to
Jail Guitar Doors
jailguitardoors.org/about-us

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Alt metal goofballs Twelve Foot Ninja have released a stompy new nu metal song called “Over and Out” with Jinjer‘s skilled vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk. The result is something everyone from Faith No More to Coal Chamber fans could rock with, a melodic and sturdy hard charger about life being worth living. The track is the third preview of their forthcoming album (Vengeance, out Oct. 15 via Volkanik Music).

“The song is an ode to the complicated relationship we have with our own mortality and how death can seem like the arms of a lover beckoning us to an early demise,” explains singer Kin Etik. “The French first coined the phrase ‘l’appel du vide,’ which is the feeling of wondering what it would be like to jump in front of a truck or to jump off a cliff. It translates into English as the ‘call of the void.’ The phenomenon is actually a positive affirmation that by not answering the call you unequivocally choose life.”

On inviting Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmayluk to work with the band on “Over and Out”: “We wanted someone who could represent the lyric ‘the devil in my blood’ – both the darkness and the light. Tatiana embodies what we needed for this track perfectly so asking her to feature on it was a no brainer. Her band Jinjer and Twelve Foot Ninja have played together a number of times and we instantly connected the first time we met in the Ukraine capital Kyiv. We’ve since tom to respect Tatiana as a musician and as a human so we’re stoked she’s agreed to jump on this track.”

photo credit: Alex Lopez

“When the TFN guys asked me to feature on one of their new tracks, I immediately said yes without even hearing it!” says Tatiana. “The song and video were a lot of fun and very different from anything I’ve done with Jinjer… it’s a great pleasure to be an honorary member of the Twelve Foot Ninja clan now!”

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UNDEATH stream ‘Diemented Dissection’ via DECIBEL

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 10:10 AM (PST)

Photographer credit: Errick Easterday

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.

Tom Morello pushes his horizons further yet again with an awesome alt rock collab with experimental dream pop artists Phantogram. I couldn’t bother to find the mental strength needed to jump in the watery sewage required to blog about the ridiculous Nirvana lawsuit, so here is something way more inspiring instead.

“Driving To Texas” is soothes yet is uneasy, like a narcotic mirage haze hiding true crime deep dives or a missing town. It calls to mind unfinished business or distant hopes and will haunt you like an old regret pulling you in even as you have your foot on the gas.

“I changed my state to replicate the blackness of the blood you drew” is an awesome fucking line.

Next up from #TheAtlasUndergroundFire 🔥

“DRIVING TO TEXAS (feat. Phantogram) is a dark journey, a struggle for a tortured soul. The vocals, the sound textures, even the guitar solo evoke a terrifying counter reality where the road to the abyss beckons sweetly. I’d worked with Josh on the 2018 Atlas Underground album and was thrilled when Phantogram reached out to collaborate again. Sarah’s voice is haunting and beautiful and Josh’s production is so fresh and eerie.” -Tom Morello

Listen to Driving To Texas ft Phantogram – out now: smarturl.it/TMDrivingToTexas

EXODUS release their newest single

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 5:05 AM (PST)

We got a new EXODUS tune for you, a ripping nasty bastard of an anthem that arrived a few days ago called “The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)”. Zetro sounds positively inhabited by demons on this speed fest and Gary proves again he writes some of the most aggressive riffs in thrash. We have all been rooting for Tom Hunting, so it is nice to hear some explosive new music from the group’s forthcoming Persona Non Grata release to, uh, improve morale.

I can’t believe it has been so fucking long since Blood In, Blood Out already! Seven years?!! The album artwork reminds me of like Signs Of The Swarm and Pathology hung out with Sodom for a weekend of mutilating and mutating, so I guess that can go with some Exodus vibes as they have never had just one look to their records other than you see it and know “this shit is gonna be metal”.

The new album is out November 19th via Nuclear Blast.

Pre-Order Now:
exodusattack.com/site/persona-non-grata
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Watch the music video for “The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)” at https://nblast.de/Exodus-TBWC-YT

Album artwork by Par Olofsson.

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Melbourne hard rockers Stonetrip have released a song addressing addiction, a new single called “Nightmare”. Calling to mind early Def Leppard or The Cult with bluesy atmospheric enhanced hard rock, the song just has a certain feeling of authenticity that elevates it from your average rock fodder. Ricki Rae of Lighthill Sound Recording Studio worked on it with the group and the results speak for themselves.

From the press release:

‘Nightmare’ is the reality of silent suffering for too long. Your overindulgent urges catch up with your uncontrollable need for sex, drugs & rock ‘n’ roll, with them being continually consumed to a blur. You know the solution is too hard to deal with, yet you keep fighting yourself every day for the cure. You return to sleep, waking to do it all over again. It’s a Nightmare!

As someone who is on a nearly two years booze free stretch and has also been a narcotics addict, I found this tune very relatable. It called to mind a place I never want to go back to and the music made me thankful for the gains I have made and good people in my life.

AEON release “Church Of Horror” lyric video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 3:42 PM (PST)

Album artwork by: Paolo Girardi

AEON are one of those bands that even Cannibal Corpse dudes will hear and be like ,“Wow, that’s pretty intense, complex and evil”. Get the picture? The band have unfortunately not released jack shit in way too long, but the wait it over! This is a great day!

2021 has proven an insane year for death metal with bands like Obsolete, Cerebral Rot and Bizarre delivering in the realms of avant-garde technical deathy prog thrash, grimy disgusting old school filth death and Lovecraftian punishment, respectively. And then there are plenty of even super techier bands doing a new school thing.

But Aeon are in a class and vibe all their own. Perfectly bridging so many styles while retaining a decidedly older technical enhanced type of feel, “Church Of Horror” is a relentless barrage of evil. You get the feeling after he delivered the twisted sermons on the House Of God album that King Diamond would listen to “Church Of Horror” to climax on the altar with some vile succubus and then cool off using a baptismal font as a makeshift birdbath ball splash/bidet.

So yeah, it’s pretty good, er…evil!

On October 15th, Aeon will release their new album, God Ends Here, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the record, a lyric video for the new single, “Church of Horror”, can be viewed at: metalblade.com/aeon – where God Ends Here can be pre-ordered in the following formats:
– jewelcase-CD
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– gold vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– orange w/ red splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– gold / black melt vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– gold w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive)

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CINEMA CINEMA join us today with a new track! The band sometimes sound like Attila Csihar got into devilish mischief inserting hidden messages into back alley Sergei Prokofiev compositions instead of smoking a doob and listening for Satan’s commands in the bridge of “Stairway To Heaven” like normal rockers, so I was excited to see what they have cooked up next! The answer is…”Bratislava”!

The nine minute song is an enthralling exploration of feel and musical adventurousness as the band weave through dynamic peaks and valleys during their at times relaxing and at times anxious (but entirely intriguing) journey. At times it comes off like a Pinback and Don Byron slow burn mescaline voyage, which is obviously fucking amazing.

Ev Gold tells us:

“Things got chaotic in our attempt to leave after the gig in Bratislava, on tour a few years ago. I had to walk out into a lane of oncoming traffic with my hands up, to plea for a halt. Seemingly no way possible to back the van out otherwise. There was a protest outside of a castle a few blocks away from the show, which at first sounded ‘cool’, but wasn’t after all. People and cars flooded the streets. Our place to crash for the night fell through, now we needed to leave Slovakia and drive to Vienna to sleep. We finally made it out and got to a quiet stretch of road over the border, then heard sirens. Pulled over by Austrian Law Enforcement. It was a saga. Deserved a song years later.”

The song precedes the band’s sixth album, CCXMDII, nearing release in August through Nefarious Industries.

CINEMA CINEMA was established in 2008 by Brooklyn-born cousins, vocalist/guitarist Ev Gold and drummer Paul Claro. They’ve been described as “experi-metal punks” by the Village Voice, a “jolt of adrenaline” by BrooklynVegan, and “feral and unrelenting” by Big Takeover.

In 2019, the duo joined with Nefarious Industries to release their fifth album, CCXMD. Taking a stylistic left turn from any previously recorded output, they found themselves delving into ambient and atmospheric free-jazz territories. CINEMA CINEMA invited reed aficionado Matt Darriau – best known for his work with Grammy award-winning world-music ensemble The Klezmatics – to join the group for the collaborative, entirely improvised affair. Darriau had been a guest on the band’s 2017 LP Man Bites Dog, providing saxophone on a handful of tracks. The album was described as, “no-holds-barred punk-jazz,” by Brooklyn Rail, and, “as intelligent as it is unintelligible,” by Invisible Oranges.

CINEMA CINEMA now presents their sixth full-length, CCXMDII, which serves as companion and conclusion to 2019’s CCXMD. Woodwind expert Matt Darriau returns, bringing along more tools from his repertoire as the trio submerge themselves in the strange beauty of chaotic sound, found together in the moment. CCXMDII was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Vin Cin at Electric Plant Studios in Brooklyn, New York, with artwork, design, and layout by Lauren A. Kelley.

Nefarious Industries will release CCXMDII on CD and all digital platforms on August 20th. Find preorders including merch bundles HERE and watch for additional audio previews and more to post over the weeks ahead.

Touring extensively through the past decade, CINEMA CINEMA has performed over four hundred fifty shows across eleven countries. The duo has toured numerous times alongside SST Records founder Greg Ginn, including a fifty-plus-date 2014 North American tour opening for Black Flag, select dates supporting Black Flag in 2013, and shared dates in 2010, 2011, and 2012 with Ginn’s other outfits The Royal We and The Taylor Texas Corrugators. In addition, the band has half a dozen European tours to their credit, including a 2013 stint in support of Martin Bisi Band and a run of Summer festivals in 2016.

CINEMA CINEMA appears in and has contributed music to the critically acclaimed 2014 documentary Sound And Chaos: The Story Of BC Studio. The band was also included on BC35, a celebration of the 35th anniversary of BC Studio – alongside members of Swans, Sonic Youth and other studio alumni, released via Bronson Recordings in 2018.

CCXMDII Track Listing:
1. A Life Of Its Own
2. Cloud 2
3. Continued
4. Bratislava
5. Crack Of Dawn
6. Trigger
7. Cloud 4

CINEMA CINEMA:
Ev Gold – guitars/vocals
Paul Claro – drums/percussion

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Fresh off the alleged news that he may be out of Soulfly, masterful guitarist Marc Rizzo has launched Hail The Horns. Well, heck. I used to write for a magazine called Hails & Horns, so I guess I am required to like this band. U would have anyway!

The trio features Marc Rizzo on Guitar/Voc, Tony Campos on Bass/Voc and “Opus” Lawrence on Drums/Voc. I am guessing there isn’t bad blood with the Soulfly camp as Campos plays with Dino in Fear Factory these days and Dino is the one doing Soulfly’s next tour instead of Mr. Rizzo.

Anyway, here is a Kiss cover. The Melvins version is still my favorite but this is a solid take on “God Of Thunder” with some chunky and shreddy sprinkles on top! Hails, indeed.

Anyway, Marc is one of the absolutely most talented guys in rock and I wish him all the best with this project and his future. I can’t imagine Soulfly has an easy task ahead recreating his flamenco and classical influences, if they will even attempt it.

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Between The Buried And Me have premiered new track, “Revolution In Limbo,” the second song off their forthcoming album, Colors II, which is slated for an August 20 release through Sumerian Records.

Check out the sophisticated statement below (we expect nothing less from these masters):

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Ross Jennings of Haken fame has released an official visualizer for a beautiful shimmering progressive ballad that will appeal to fans of artists like Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd and even perhaps solo Chris Cornell. The song is the second moving solo single from Jenning’s forthcoming debut solo album A Shadow of my Future Self , set to be released on November 19th, 2021, with Pre-sales going live this Friday, the 23rd. Give this one a listen and let the feeling wash over you and carry you away.

“I was aiming for something along the lines of ‘Nothing Compares 2U’ meets ’Shine on you crazy diamond’   so that was intentional, but I feel like I was able to put my own stamp on it too.

The single once again features Ross on Guitar and Vocals, Simen Sandnes (Drums), Nathan Navarro (Bass) and Vikram Shankar (Keys) who also arranged Ross’s orchestral ideas into a full score.

Meanwhile, tickets for RJ’s one-off Global Livestream event ‘Acoustic Shadows’ which airs on July 23rd via Munin.live are still available. This is a unique opportunity to hear stripped down versions of his new material plus tracks from Haken & Novena. Buy your standard or VIP ticket here:
https://munin.live/x-event/acoustic-shadows/

Ross adds about the event: “I miss performing live so much and with both of my bands taking a break to write, I decided to seize the opportunity to dust off my guitar and put on an intimate acoustic performance. I’m really excited to introduce some of my solo material and there will be a couple of recognisable RJ related tracks in the mix too! ” 

“The string arrangement on this track is stunning and I have Vikram to thank for unpicking the themes I had in my brain and making them work in practice”   

The single is accompanied by a visualizer created by Daniel Levy, who has recently worked on  visuals for Transatlantic’s ‘The Absolute Universe’. Ross has the following to say of the video’s concept:

“Grounded is a song about mindfulness, healing, and mental wellbeing. I wrote this song about a skeptic having a spiritual experience and opening up to the possibilities of a higher power or a higher purpose, but also someone who is simply reconnecting with nature and learning to find stillness in a chaotic life. This is a topic I’ve become fascinated with on my own spiritual journey and in my own meditative practices.”

Icelandic Tech Death battalion OPHIDIAN I will be releasing their new album, Desolate, on July 16, making it their debut to Season of Mist! The band is now streaming the offering in its entirety ahead of Friday’s release via Metal Injection as part of their Tech Death Tuesday column! You can hear the record in full at THIS LOCATION.

The band comments on the album: “The culmination of all our hard work and passion is finally here! We are beyond proud to present our lives work, our greatest achievement to date; ‘Desolate.’ We feel like this album truly belongs in the collection of every tech-death enthusiast and shamelessly declare this to be the sickest death metal ever to come out of Iceland.

Pre-orders for ‘Desolate’ are now live HERE

Forge Your Future is a fitting name for the pending August EP release one of the most celebrated melodic modern metal bands has on deck. More than most bands in the genre, Spirit Adrift have ensured their longevity by giving every release 100% molten conviction and, to quote old school Classic Loki, “glorious purpose”.

Spirit Adrift guitarist/vocalist Nate Garrett comments, “On March 1, 2020, I relocated to the woods outside of Austin, Texas. Two weeks later, everything was locked down. I turned to the thing that has helped me navigate difficult situations for most of my life: writing music. I wrote and demoed a ton of songs over the course of the pandemic. The songs on this E.P. are the best of the bunch. Marcus, Preston, and I recorded these in March of 2021 at Homewrecker Recording Studio with Ryan Bram at the helm. Zeuss handled mixing and mastering, after lengthy discussions about Martin Birch, Tom Allom, Crowbar, and how important it is to carry forth the essence and spirit of heavy metal. Special thanks to our friend Cody Davis for the brilliant title.” He continues, “These songs, and this band, represent persevering through difficult times, staying true to your innermost self, and celebrating the life-affirming power of metal. We can’t wait to see you all live and in the flesh, in the meantime we hope you enjoy the tunes.”

Forge Your Future will be available August 27th from Century Media on vinyl and digital formats. Pre-orders are available now. Get the Fuego variant, though.

Forge Your Future track listing:

1. Forge Your Future
2. Wake Up
3. Invisible Enemy

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WARFLURCH set release date for “Psychedelic Realms Ov Hell”

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 9:31 AM (PST)

Personal Records in conspiracy with Gurgling Gore are proud to present Wharflurch‘s highly anticipated debut album, Psychedelic Realms Ov Hell. On September 3rd internationally, Personal will release the CD edition while Gurgling Gore will release the cassette tape version. The vinyl LP version will come later via Personal.

Formed in the swampy summer of 2019, Wharflurch is the bastard brain excrement of two Floridian heathens (who also do time in D-beat death-mongers Hot Graves) who desired to made the world a more drippy, disgusting place for human scum to writhe in. Thus, a death metal sound influenced by the horrific doom found in uncharted areas of space and the malaise of swamp madness was envisioned, and mind-crushing riffs and concepts were conjured.

Recording began in mid-2019, with MC handling all instrumental duties, while JM (normally behind a drum kit in all previous bands) took on the vocal attack. Primitive demos were tracked, and the four-song Demo 2019 was unleashed digitally. Even with nearly zero promotion, the response was eerily enthusiastic among comrades of the band. Still wishing to refine and strengthen the sound without losing the bizarre atmospherics, writing began for a new demo recording process that would bring the horror even more into focus. In early 2020, the recording began for Lurking Doom, the first official EP from Wharflurch, which found the depths of cosmic death worship even deeper and more obscure than before.

Wharflurch then assembled a live lineup, just in time for Covid-19 to relieve us the burden ov enjoying live music. Writing and rehearsing went frantically, and by the end ov summer, the second EP Shitslime was recorded and released digitally, and then released on CD by Personal Records in March 2021. Like light-speed slime malformed into song, or more malodorous basements found below those of subterranean death metal, Shitslime lived up to its lively namesake, and then some: Wharflurch‘s command of ripe, rotten riff and tension-inducing texture are enviously advanced for a band so new. Which is to say nothing of the utterly sweltering production across Shitslime, totally live and loose(st)…and this was merely the beginning of a tale too gruesome and gargantuan to contemplate.

At long last, that tale reaches a fever pitch with Wharflurch‘s debut album, Psychedelic Realms Ov Hell. Almost too perfectly titled, Psychedelic Realms Ov Hell is a hallucinogenic maelstrom of a full-length, the band equally armed with riffs and psilocybin. A tale that can only come from the spiral swamps of Florida, the album comprises six songs that reveal a story of how this psychic spore arrived on this planet, determined to take over, and how that has played out over centuries to the present moment. Awash in trippy synth textures, Wharflurch‘s tendrilous attack still remains a death metal odyssey to its core, riff after pummeling, slimy riff. This time, the sound is much more powerful and in your face than before, and the artwork takes the elements that the band is known for even further.

One could say that Wharflurch have truly “arrived,” but their increasingly unique style of death metal simultaneously sounds aeons old and light years ahead. With more variation and experimentation all over the place without losing their disgusting spatial core, Psychedelic Realms Ov Hell is pustulent proof of that data.

Hear the first proof with the brand-new track “Celestial Mycelium” HERE at Personal Records‘ official YouTube channel.

If this SECTION H8 tune isn’t the fucking heavy song of Summer 2021 by, like, this afternoon…I simply don’t know what to tell ya. It’s that killer. This shit kicked my ass across the room this morning and had me moshing in my kitchen before 9:15 am. Holy shit! I think I was the first person to purchase it on Bandcamp, but don’t worry! You can buy it as well! Right HERE, fuckface! Believe the hype.

And an inspired Tim Timebomb cameo!

In the summer of 2021, Section H8 comes with their most definitive statement yet in the form of their debut full-length Welcome To The Nightmare, due out July 30th through the dependable Flatspot Records. Their new single is a fantasy tale about survival in a dystopian future called “Streetsweeper”, and it features vocals from Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Operation Ivy, Transplants).

“Section H8 are an incredible new band. I love them!” said Tim Armstrong of working with the band, adding “When they asked me to collaborate on their new record I didn’t hesitate. Yes! At times, they harken back to the rawness of 1980s Agnostic Front Cause For Alarm era hardcore, while at the same time documenting what’s around them in 2021.”

Section H8 frontman Mexi says “It was an honor & a privilege to work on “Streetsweeper” with Tim Armstrong, who’s both a friend and a huge inspiration to this band and to myself as a lyricist.”