THE MACHINIST release timely new song “Pig”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 8:16 AM (PST)

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Very excited to hear recently that NYC extreme band THE MACHINIST, one of the most intense and propulsive acts in metal, have a new Prosthetic release coming out. The sophomore album is called All Is Not Well, a sentiment that certainly holds true in our toxic and uninformed society.

From the press release:

On their latest single, THE MACHINIST lambast racially motivated institutional police violence with no holds barred candour and scorn. PIG will receive a music video treatment in the near future, with more news in due course. All is Not Well is set for release via Prosthetic Records on July 8.

Speaking on PIG‘s release, Amanda Gjelaj (vocals) comments: “Writing PIG was very emotional. Lyrically, it’s in your face and gets straight to the point. We were in the middle of a global pandemic and in the middle of the Black Lives Matter movement, going to protests and seeing things I never thought I would have to see. This song is political but very real. We want our fans to feel and understand how serious these times are. With that being said, we are very excited to show everyone PIG.”

Rob Halford of Judas Priest is considered the first openly gay heavy metal star, having come out in 1998.

By FAR my favorite long running epic power metal band, STRATOVARIUS have never let me down. I would follow them around like a hippie chasing after Phish if I had any money. Looking forward to more of the sweeping and high spirited and “dare to hope” grandeur that has made this band a refuge for many from an unforgiving world. Anyway, there awesome new album announcement is here today and I am LOVING the cover art and this message from the band:

Our new (seven-letters 🙃) album “Survive” is out September 23rd and available for pre-order now!⁠

Survive is full of drama and emotion, while the core message is one of struggle, defiance, hope and victory. The single is available on all streaming platforms already and we’ll be releasing a video later today.⁠

Pre-order Survive now ➤⁠ ⁠

Listen to the Survive single ➤⁠⁠

Join the official video premiere of Survive today at 4pm CEST ➤⁠⁠

#stratovarius #kingsofpowermetal #powermetalsince1984 #survive #earmusic ⁠

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ENTERPRISE EARTH announce new singer!

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 9:49 AM (PST)

Progressive deathcore outfit ENTERPRISE EARTH is pleased to officially welcome singer Travis Worland (Aethere, Bite//Down, The Willow) to their ranks. Worland has been fronting the band throughout their 2022 live adventures.

Comments guitarist Gabe Mangold, “We’re very stoked to officially announce Travis Worland as the new singer of ENTERPRISE EARTH. His vocal style, performance, personality, and work ethic are a perfect fit for us and we cannot wait for everyone to hear the first song that we’ve created together, ‘Psalm Of Agony’ (coming June 17th). Prepare for the best incarnation of ENTERPRISE EARTH yet.
Adds Worland, “After months of touring with the band, I am happy to assimilate into the entity that is ENTERPRISE EARTH. ‘Psalm Of Agony’ is the first step in a culmination of efforts only just beginning.”

ENTERPRISE EARTH recently wrapped up a European tour supporting Fit For An Autopsy. In July, the band will kick off their US headlining run. The Chosen Tour begins July 22nd in Seattle, Washington and runs through August 20th in Salt Lake City, Utah. Support will be provided by Within Destruction, Sentinels, and labelmates Great American Ghost. See all confirmed dates below.

ENTERPRISE EARTH w/ Within Destruction, Sentinels, Great American Ghost:
7/22/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
7/23/2022 Dantes – Portland, OR
7/25/2022 Goldfields – Roseville, CA
7/26/2022 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
7/27/2022 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
7/28/2022 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
7/29/2022 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
7/30/2022 Come & Take It Live – Austin, TX
7/31/2022 The Secret Group – Houston, TX
8/02/2022 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
8/03/2022 Respectables – West Palm, FL
8/04/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
8/05/2022 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
8/06/2022 Neighborhood Theater – Charlotte, NC
8/07/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
8/09/2022 Planet Trog – Allentown, PA
8/10/2022 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
8/11/2022 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
8/12/2022 The Outpost – Kent, OH
8/13/2022 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
8/14/2022 WC Social Club – Chicago, IL
8/16/2022 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
8/17/2022 Skylark – Rock Island, IL
8/18/2022 The Marquee – Sioux City, IA
8/19/2022 HQ – Denver, CO
8/20/2022 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
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UNEARTH news today.
(Massachusetts – June 2, 2022) – American metalcore pioneers, UNEARTH, have announced they will be touring for a few weeks this summer hitting many European Festivals and club shows this July and August, followed by two U.S. festivals, Summit Fest in Ohio and Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Virginia this August and September, respectfully. The band is also happy to announce Mike Justian (of Madball) will be re-joining UNEARTH on drums for all upcoming live performances, replacing Nick Pierce. For more information and to catch the band on tour, visit their website HERE.


Mike Justian states “I’m tremendously excited and grateful for the chance to play these tunes again and make new memories with these guys. Looking forward and see ya soon. Cheers!”


Unearth collectively adds “Mike’s contributions on our albums ‘The Oncoming Storm’ and ‘III-In the Eyes of Fire’ as well as his unmatched live performances cemented him as part of this band forever and we couldn’t be happier to revisit the stage, those songs and more, together this summer.”
Unearth are also soon to finish tracking their forthcoming studio album with Will Putney. The upcoming full-length will be Pierce’s final album with UNEARTH, wrapping up a ten-year stint of three records and tours on five continents. Unearth collectively wishes Nick the best with future projects. Stay tuned for more details and new music soon.
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Black metal solo artist HULDER will release her The Eternal Fanfare mini-LP via 20 Buck Spin this July, today unveiling the record’s cover art, track listing, and first single.


With the release of her Godslastering: Hymns Of A Forlorn Peasantry, HULDER made it known that the pure traditional black metal of earlier releases could be classical, rich in detail and creatively novel once again. A triumphant debut that indicated much more to come.


On the new MLP The Eternal Fanfare, HULDER expands the scope laid out on the debut, taking the production value to new places with more low-end depth and forceful resonance. The songwriting capability continues to sharpen into a dense confluence of her disparate influences such as on the cinematically expansive “Burden Of Flesh And Bone” and “Sylvan Awakening” to the cold stormblast ferocity of the title track. Opener “Curse From Beyond” is a celestial atmospheric piece akin to Dead Can Dance at their most mysteriously plaintive while the pensive lament of closer “A Perilous Journey” concludes The Eternal Fanfare with an aura of melancholic finality.


The Eternal Fanfare presents a stark interlude between the Godslastering… album and the forthcoming second full length. Yet on its own, a powerful statement of haunting new horizons and evolving mastery, ascendant, and bottomless at once.


The Eternal Fanfare will be released on CD and digitally July 1st with the vinyl edition to follow on July 29th. Preorders will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, stream “Sylvan Awakening” via YouTube HERE or Bandcamp HERE.


The Eternal Fanfare MLP Track Listing:
1. Curse From Beyond
2. Burden Of Flesh And Bone
3. Sylvan Awakening
4. The Eternal Fanfare
5. A Perilous Journey



In conjunction with the release of The Eternal Fanfare, HULDER will return to the road on a US tour with labelmates Skeleton. The Awakening Of Lithan Divinity Tour begins June 25th in Englewood, Colorado and runs through August 5th in Portland, Oregon. The tour includes a special performance at 20 Buck Spin’s label showcase in Los Angeles, California July 29th. Additional support will be provided by Devil Master on select shows. See all confirmed dates below.


6/25/2022 Trve Brewing – Englewood, CO w/ Vastum, Khemmis, Panopticon, Dreadnought
w/ Skeleton:
7/09/2022 Aces High Saloon – Salt Lake City, UT
7/12/2022 1867 Bar – Lincoln, NE
7/13/2022 Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA
7/14/2022 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
7/15/2022 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Devil Master
7/16/2022 Black Circle Brewing – Indianapolis, IN w/ Devil Master
7/17/2022 The Ready Room – Louis, MO w/ Devil Master
7/18/2022 Boggs Social – Atlanta, GA
7/19/2022 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
7/20/2022 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL #
7/22/2022 The Goat – New Orleans, LA
7/23/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX #
7/24/2022 The Lost Well – Austin, TX #
7/27/2022 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
7/29/2022 20 Buck Spin Label Showcase @ First Street Pool Billiards – Los Angeles, LA
7/30/2022 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA #
8/05/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR #

Morning, all. Reeling from an utterly MASSIVE and awesome 3rd Episode of Obi Wan and kicking off Pride 2022 with some self care and coffee in the early AM and I was thrilled to also see a new Birds In Row song is finally out! “Water Wings” is a rollicking and moving blend of songwriting and exorcism from the French pot-stirrers, sure to be a fan favorite as it is processed.

The intro sort of reminds me of Jay Z’s “Hard Knock Life” haha before some regular stomping rock drops like a ton of bricks. Welcome back, fellas!

Hey all,
We thought this day would never come but finally … here is the time for us to turn a page and move to another one.
We started thinking about new music as soon as we released “We Already Lost The World”. The run we had with this last album was overwhelming. Shows were flowing, discussions with you all were deep and interesting. But still we wanted to create something else. After a long run on the road, we finished our european tour with Alcest and Kaelan Mikla, with a new threat being the pandemic. A week or two afterward, lockdown happened. And it felt good, cause we needed some rest and some time to focus on the next thing to happen. Time passed, lockdowns after lockdowns, social tensions after social tensions, and we were here trying to create music, without knowing if it made any sense anymore.
We started writing about depression, mental health, and their direct link to politics and social interactions, without knowing how much it would mean to us today.
Here is “Water Wings”. A new song, the first in 4 years :
Working on new music took way more from us than we expected. It’s been a violent process in the waiting, the preparation, the overthinking. It brought us to start turning the page by bringing some change in the way we were doing things. And after several discussions, we are stoked and excited to announce our signing with Red Creek recordings ( @redcrk ), the label created by Johannes Persson from Cult of Luna and Alexis Sevenier from ORA management.
It meant separating Birds in Row from Deathwish, who we have been working with for a decade. And what a decade. We owe them more than we could imagine, and are grateful they let us move on to the path we’ve chosen.
To brighter days
Much love
#birdsinrow #redcreekrecordings

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Colorado metal legion ALLEGAEON will kick off their long-awaited Terrestrial Takeover US headlining tour this week! The trek begins June 4th in Anaheim, California and runs through July 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada with support provided by Arkaik, Aenimus, and Summoning The Lich. See all confirmed dates below.
ALLEGAEON w/ Arkaik, Aenimus, Summoning The Lich:
6/04/2022 Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
6/05/2022 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ
6/06/2022 Tumbleroot Brewing – Santa Fe, NM
6/07/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
6/08/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
6/09/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
6/10/2022 Onyx Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
6/11/2022 Boggs Social – Atlanta, GA
6/12/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
6/14/2022 The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
6/15/2022 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
6/16/2022 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
6/17/2022 The Meadows – Brooklyn, NY
6/18/2022 Jewel Nightclub – Manchester, NH
6/19/2022 The Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
6/20/2022 The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
6/21/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL
6/22/2022 Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN
6/23/2022 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA
6/24/2022 The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
6/25/2022 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
6/26/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/28/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
6/29/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR
6/30/2022 The X Bar – Cupertino, CA
7/01/2022 Full Circle Brewing District – Fresno, CA
7/02/2022 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV


ALLEGAEON will be touring in support of their crushing sixth studio album, DAMNUM, released earlier this Spring via Metal Blade Records. The band has built themselves a unique place in the musical landscape, forcing both technicality and melody to the forefront as they create tumultuous and riveting death metal. With DAMNUM, they push everything further into the extreme, and in the process deliver the definitive ALLEGAEON record. Preview and purchase DAMNUM at
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June 2021 saw the release of HELLOWEEN’s sensational self-titled studio album. Adored by fans and critics alike, the record catapulted straight to the charts earning the No. 1 position in Germany and Spain, the Top 5 of seven countries, and the Top 15 multiple times worldwide.


Today, HELLOWEEN celebrates with fans again with a video for “Best Time.” Serving as the party song of the album, the track has been streamed via Spotify more than four million times. Written by Sascha Gerstner and Andi Deris, the sunny hymn propagates hope and optimism.


“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery / I will have the best time of my life / Yes, I know I’m gonna be alright / I’m feeling better in the neon light…”


Gerstner elaborates, “I had an ’80s neo noir vibe in my head. The riff originally was a synth riff, which we arranged for guitars later. The wording ‘I will have the best time of my life’ was pretty spontaneous because I had this strong feeling to leave the past behind and to seize the day! Andi instantly loved the idea as well as the refrain and together we created the track as it is now!”


Directed by Martin Häusler who handled the band’s “Skyfall” video, “Best Time” is a visually enticing 3D road movie that includes live clips of the band as well as a cameo appearance by Arch Enemy vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. Notes White-Gluz, “After playing multiple festivals and touring extensively in South America together a few years back, HELLOWEEN and I decided to make a fun video to reminisce about the good times while simultaneously planning for many more!”


The band’s special “Best Time” vinyl single was released on May 20th via Atomic Fire. Limited to 2000 copies, the record features terrific ‘80s retro artwork by cartoonist and HELLOWEEN fan Marcos Moura and is available in three color variants. Besides the title track “Best Time,” one gets an alternative, exclusive vocal mix directly from the desk of HELLOWEEN’s longtime producer Charlie Bauerfeind.


“Best Time” can be ordered in Pink Vinyl at Atomic Fire Records HERE, White/Purple Marbled Vinyl at Pumpkins Store HERE, and White/Blue Marbled Vinyl at EMP HERE.


Order HELLOWEEN’s self-titled album as well as other records and merchandise from the Atomic Fire Records webshop HERE.


Subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube and listen to “Best Time” in the AFR New Releases playlist on Spotify HERE.


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Wisconsin sludgers Northless have a new record coming. A Path Beyond Grief will be released on July 22, 2022 on two exclusive vinyl variants and on all digital platforms via Translation Loss! The album features totally bad ass new artwork by Paul Evan Jeffrey (see above). Pre-order and digital pre-save are available now. Artwork, track listing, and album details can be found below. The good folks at Brooklyn Vegan have a track stream HERE.

Loving the doomier Godlflesh/Crowbar (Crowflesh?) worthy tones on the single. Just soul crunching and vast.

Mixed and mastered by Adam Tucker.

A Path Beyond Grief features the following guests performers:
Alaina Leisten: bassoon on “Nihil Sanctum Vitae” and “Forbidden World Of Light”

Erin Severson (Former Worlds): Additional vocals on “Nihil Sanctum Vitae”, “A Path Beyond Grief”, “Forbidden World Of Light”, and “Carried”

Ethan Lee McCarthy (Primitive Man): Additional vocals on “Of Shadow And Sanguine”

Album artwork by Paul Evan Jeffrey.
Promo photo by Bronson Karaff.

Erik Stenglein – guitar, vocals, synths
Jeff Nicholas – drums, vocals
James Becker – bass
Dan Lee – guitar


  1. Nihil Sanctum Vitae
  2. A Path Beyond Grief
  3. Forbidden World Of Light
  4. Carried
  5. Of Shadow And Sanguine
  6. What Must Be Done
  7. Nothing That Lives Will Last

Just gonna leave this here. 100% great thread from Albini, who has done some great soul searching in recent years (and always was a musical genius WITH THE GREATEST TONE OF ALL TIME), on how famous people justify becoming shitty and why it sucks to punch down on trans folx. Fuck Netflix’s shitty edgelord profit chasing via Dave and Ricky and also for firing almost all their queer creative teams recently. Have fun during Pride this year, fuck faces.

HEALING MAGIC to kick off tour with CAVALERA

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 4:38 AM (PST)

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HEALING MAGIC eschew pretension to deliver go for the jugular, meat and potatoes grooves and hammering rhythms informed by punk, desert vibes and thrash’s driven energy.

HEALING MAGIC will release their Volume I: Fire full-length via Blood Blast on May 27th.

Before that. the duo is kicking off tour dates with CAVALERA, Cephalic Carnage and Warbringer!


HEALING MAGIC w/ Cavalera:

5/22/2022 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM * w/ Destruction

w/ Warbringer:

5/23/2022 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX

5/24/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX

5/25/2022 The Hall – Little Rock, AR

5/26/2022 Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN

5/27/2022 The Loud – Huntington, WC

5/28/2022 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD

5/31/2022 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

6/01/2022 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT

6/02/2022 XL Live – Harrisburg, PA

6/03/2022 King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH

6/04/2022 The Forge – Joliet, IL

6/05/2022 Piere’s Event Center – Ft Wayne, IN

6/06/2022 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN

6/07/2022 Delmar Hall – St Louis, MO

6/08/2022 Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE

w/ Cephalic Carnage:

6/10/2022 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO

6/11/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT

6/13/2022 Elks Temple Spanish Ballroom – Tacoma, WA

6/14/2022 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

6/16/2022 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

6/17/2022 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

6/18/2022 The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA

6/21/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX

6/22/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX

6/23/2022 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

6/24/2022 Rockhouse Outside – El Paso, TX

6/25/2022 The Marquee – Temple, AZ



Igor Amadeus Cavalera – vocals, bass

Johnny Valles – drums

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We Need To Guide One Another Better.

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 5:58 PM (PST)

photo by Megan Thomas

Hey everyone.

The post flower moon vibes have been something else, huh? Can we please stop the massacres and disasterpiece human folly and just love one another?

Let’s start out today with this timely tweet from Max Berger re: Elon camping out with the Republicraps. Phew…it has been a week (and I do mean weak). At least I can spend time fan dreaming that She-Hulk, Daredevil and (especially) Jessica Jones might hang out and eat nachos together soon.

Anyway, we need to guide one another better. Pick each other up when we fall and not give in to our worst potentials. Not expect perfect victims. Have empathy.

What else…George Bush’s own mouth he slips and says that invading Iraq was unjustified …then everyone laughs. Dude is a war criminal. 1000s of dead Americans and Iraqis on his hands. Have some collective memory, America.

I have been defending Amber Heard from armies of utter TikTok morons the last few days, people who literally say things like ,”what power dynamics are there when anyone can call the cops and report abuse?”

Like, sit the entire fuck down already. Stan bullies who don’t respect boundaries and are falling for Putin lackey leaked curated talking points, wbk. I loved his movies too. It is utterly heartbreaking.

She never named him in the op ed. HE tried to get HER out of movies.

It is so so so easy to perpetuate hysterical women tropes before having all the information. Also, you’re full chest out thinking Disney and Warner Bros thought the face of their company should be a dude who calls women “gold digging/ c-m guzzlers” (who is on recording saying she didn’t want dime of his money and counter sued AFTER he initiated it)…and he boasts about sex with a Russian teen? Defends Roman Polanski. How is that or a massive spiral of drug addiction Amber’s fault?!

Maybe Disney wouldn’t care actually since they have basic overrated whataboutism edgelord Bill Burr in Mandalorian w every bro saying “ that’s my dog” while he defends Carano being anti Semitic on Twitter. I don’t want to hear any bullshit about Jason and Amber having no chemistry when Aquaman is literally the best DCEU movie to date.

So are we gonna power skip to MJ songs w Diddy and Morgan Wallen like morons as if nothing matters or are we gonna do any work to improve?

Other than that, been enjoying some Hekseblad and Vital Spirit tunes the last few days in between mindlessly singing When In Rome’s “The Promise”.

Anyway, utterly fuck the Daily Wire and any gullible shithead eager to join the ranks of their hateful disciples.

Amber has more than proven she deserves to win the trial vs. Johnny Dump (project your own fecal obsession much, diaper dude?) and it is revolting how people are pretending otherwise. This from a rocker who loved the Viper Room and Manson and yadda yadda Dead Man Jarmusch all that noise. Doesn’t mean I can’t notice when a former acting hero turns sour and abuses power. Real resorative justice is not played out like a revenge fantasy, public witch hunt that will affect whether SA survivors can speak out in the future as well. Lowering the bar for defamation suits so abusers with more power can weaponize the courts is not what a person who really gives a shit about anyone else would do.

In other bummer ass news, High On Fire’s Matt Pike is obviously a massively influential guitar God, but the lazy ass Icke fawning definitely was overdue for a great WTF piece like this reckoning. Matt, love you forever as a genuine hero to us all musically. Still, dude…please tone it way the fuck down and use this as a humbling moment to take the critique to heart. My own older sister got sucked into QAnon bullshit like this and when I showed her the origin links to the Anti Jewish and super bigoted Protocols of the Elders Of Zion conspiracy bullshit, she blocked me and hasn’t spoken to me… even since our mom died.

Don’t throw your meaningful role in the scene away to be another Iced Earth, dude. That already sucked enough for metal fans. There is a difference between curiosity or “free thinking” and questioning things or eating mounds of horse shit and then regurgitating it and focus shifting or downplaying the harm when people draw attention to it. That goes for Jon Schaffer or whoever. It reminds me of people saying “it isn’t that harmful” when I called out Brent from Mastodon for the F-Slur thing last year. Then I got a bunch of hate mail and saw comments mocking being respectful to queer people all over the internet because I cared about getting the band to apologize to the queer community. A band I loved, like High on Fire, Iced Earth, etc. for years.

Like Icke-stanning with the laziest of threadbare caveats, All That Remains or other band people similarly using F slurs and acting like it doesn’t matter is very privileged. Think of all the anti LGBTQ hate right now in this world and tell me it is overreacting to want people to be more conscious or not sound like 90’s jocks in the fucking alternative music scene of 2022.

Siri, play “Learn From This Mistake” by Down. Everyone listen and think about what it means to have a self reckoning. Yes, there are many reasons why I picked that song.

Sending love and healing to the Anathema camp today.

Lastly, CT is a safe state for trans rites and abortion refugees now.

Happy mental health month, assholes. Rock over London. Rock on Chicago.

PS…being out resourced doesn’t equate to justice.

screenshot from a piece by someone else.

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BRIDEAR post “Determination” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:10 AM (PST)


Japanese metal band BRIDEAR released their brand-new album, Aegis Of Athena on the 16th of this month. Be sure to check out the new, hard rocking video for “Determination” below. It kind of reminds me of a blend of hard rock “love metal” meets Paramore emotional heights and hooks.

Regarding the single singer KIMI says, “This song is an anthem and conveys so much power, strength, and of course determination. Just like our new album.”

Continuing about the video guitarist AYUMI says, “This is the first video we have done for a song I wrote for the band. I’m really excited to see it come to life!”

PSYCROPTIC announce new album ‘Divine Council’

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:09 AM (PST)

Tasmanian extreme metallers Psycroptic have today announced their eighth studio album, Divine Council, set to be released via Prosthetic Records on August 5. Alongside the album announcement, the Australian extreme metal group have shared the lead single, “Rend Asunder”, and an accompanying music video for the track – directed by Michael Rankine and filmed at Oi Studios in Tasmania, AU – which can be seen here:

Listen to “Rend Asunder” via Apple Music, TIDAL, Deezer, Spotify and Bandcamp now. Pre-order / Pre-save Divine Council here:


Speaking on the album announcement and “Rend Asunder”, the band comments: “‘Rend Asunder’ is a little bit of a different style of track for us – stripped back and streamlined, but it still has the Psycroptic sound. It’s straight to the point – fast, catchy and hard hitting from the outset. We think people will dig it from the first listen. We can’t wait to play it live, it will definitely be in the set for our upcoming tours.”

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RIP Trevor Strnad

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 4:02 AM (PST)

By now most of you have heard the shocking and incredibly tragic news that Trevor Strnad of melodic death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder has passed away. Through nine albums of punishing and unapologetic death metal worship and funny antics, Strnad led the band to amazing heights and inspired countless kids to feel excited to be part of this scene.

It just…underscores mental health month being a bunch of fucking lip service to most people. Sorry if that sounds mean (and is certainly not directed at any of his friends or loved ones who have tried to help him over the years), but this is pretty triggering to me. I just lost my own mom and just feel for dude so hard. It is really hard to feel like you are supposed to just go through that and then go back to being normal right away. Fucking hell. I just mean that society in general really fails to have enough mechanisms in place to catch everyone when they are falling.

TBDM wrote on socials: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad. Beloved son, brother, and Shepard of good times, he was loved by all that met him. A walking encyclopedia of all things music. He was a hugger, a writer, and truly one of the world’s greatest entertainers. His lyrics provided the world with stories and spells and horror and whimsy. It was his life to be your show.” The band also shared the telephone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Crank some Everblack today.

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