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Sólstafir stream new track, “Bláfjall”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:16 AM (PST)

Outlandish and mysterious Icelandic rock band SÓLSTAFIR are streaming the second new track off their new album Berdreyminn. The  album closer titled “Bláfjall” is streaming now both at the indie music outlet Brooklyn Vegan and metal site Invisible Oranges

It seems the Guðmundur Óli Pálmason situation, though certainly stressful for all parties, did not stop the remaining members from creating new, strong art. This latest song is more driving than recent material with am interesting, proggy/classic rock bent. The vocals seem more pained. I can’t stop listening to it, frankly. Very cool.

Regarding the new track, SÓLSTAFIR vocalist/guitarist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments on the personal meaning behind the track and its intent: The meaning of ‘Bláfjall’ is blue – as in a black, black mountain, and it revolves around man’s battle against his own mind and those inner demons that often lead to self-destruction and harming one’s loved ones. I have myself struggled with alcoholism and it remains a never-ending battle and continuously walking further up a mountain in foggy darkness. But this is also about hope, because there is a way out, but you have to grab that rope when it comes swinging towards you and hold on to it as tight as you can. Everybody can end up lost on the black mountain, or ‘Bláfjall’ in this case.

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AC/DC’s ‘High Voltage’ Turns 40!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 5:45 PM (PST)

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High Voltage celebrates the 40th anniversary of its international release on April 30.

These past few years have been rough on the boys in AC/DC – and I know I don’t have to fill you in with all of the details.

All I have to say is as I listen to High Voltage I know that there’s nothing particularly rosey about AC/DC – and there never was.

Check out my full retrospective on this massive album here.

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Gravenous Hour is the second full-length effort from Moscow-based death metal assault, KATALEPSY. Set for release on May 27th through Unique Leader, Gravenous Hour was captured at Cosmos Studios by Arkady Navaho (T.H.R.O.N., Obstetrical Palsy) with artwork by W. Smerdulak (Semargl, Blackthorn, Distant Sun et al).

 

In advance of its release today No Clean Singing unshackles the first single from the record in the form of a lyric video for “Critical Black Mass,” the popular web portal issuing of the tune: “I’m having fun imagining the mosh pits that are going to erupt when KATALEPSY reach the 0:45 mark of this song at their live shows. I don’t expect the mayhem to stop until the song is over either (if then). Actually, it’s probably going to start from the first seconds of this militaristic assault. The pile-driving riffs, seething guitar leads, and ravenous growls in ‘Critical Black Mass’ are merciless manifestations of blood-lusting brutality, and the jet-fueled drum fusillades epitomize the sensation of high-caliber weapons on full auto. But in an age when blazing fast, technically impressive death metal is detonating just about everywhere you look, what really sets the song apart are the two guitar solos that erupt in the track’s back half. They’re not just blindingly fast and incinerating, they’re utterly deranged and alien. They take a song that’s already rocketing into orbit and propel it way beyond the gravity well.”

 

Witness “Critical Black Mass” at THIS LOCATION.

 
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Celestial Ruin premiere “Sense of Exile”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:10 PM (PST)

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Vancouver symphonic rockers Celestial Ruin have released their latest song “Sense of Exile”.

“Sense of Exile” comes off the bands upcoming EP Pandora coming out May 20.

Check out “Sense of Exile” and Celestial Ruin tour dates here.

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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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Eternal Sleep release “Red Herring”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:57 PM (PST)

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Pittsburgh hardcore punks Eternal Sleep have released their newest song “Red Herring”.

“Red Herring” comes off of the upcoming album The Emptiness Of… which will be released on May 20 via Closed Casket Activities.

Check out “Red Herring” 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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Withem debut new song “The Pain I Collected”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:14 AM (PST)

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Norway progressive metallers Withem have today released their newest song “The Pain I Collected”.

“The Pain I Collected” comes from the band’s upcoming album The Unforgiving Road which is coming out on June 3 via Frontiers Music SRL.

Check out “The Pain I Collected” 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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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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Judas Priest’s ‘Turbo’ turns 30!

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 4:58 PM (PST)

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Turbo turns 30 on April 14! In commemoration of this – a foray by Judas Priest into Glam Metal, I took a look back at the album to see how it holds up after all of these years.

Ten years after Sad Wings of Destiny Judas Priest had really come into their own sound as any owner of a Judas Priest greatest hits collection or any ‘80s metal will understand.

Whereas Sad Wings of Destiny was seen as straight heavy metal, Turbo is seen to have glam metal influences.

Check out the full retrospective on the album here.

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Slammin’ Thru announce ‘Things To Come’ release date

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 3:29 PM (PST)

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Spanish metallers Slammin’ Thru have announced the release date for their forthcoming album Things To Come.

Things To Come will be released on April 15 via Suspiria Records.

You can check out the band’s 2013 EP Disguised Queen here.

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Candlebox kick off “Disappearing in Airports Tour 2016”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2:49 PM (PST)

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Seattle rockers Candlebox have officially kicked off their headlining “Disappearing in Airports Tour”.

Candlebox will receive support on the tour from Lull Water and Pete RG.

Candlebox are touring in support of their upcoming album Disappearing in Airports which will come out April 22 via Pavement Entertainment.

Check out tour dates for the “Disappearing in Airports Tour” here.

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Grinding Fortune now streaming new album ‘Itch Relief’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2:24 PM (PST)

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Norwegian noise-masters Grinding Fortune have released Itch Relief in its entirety.

Itch Relief was released via Negative Vibe Records on April 1.

You can smash your face or get smashed to the sound of reverb and screaming 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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