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STORMLAND announce ‘The Human Cost’

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 5:32 AM (PST)

Canadian progressive technical death metal act Stormland has emerged from the COVID years with a new album, The Human Cost, set for release on September 30th, 2022.

The band made the announcement via a video released to social media and YouTube. This video includes parts of the songs “Marida,” “Test Subject,” “Rebuilt For Your Whims,” and “Esper.”

See teaser announcement below.

The Human Cost was written and recorded over the course of two years by Stormland’s Justin Pierrot and is the first of his albums to feature extended range guitar and bass.

The eight tracks continue the trend started on the prior Stormland offerings Songs of Future Wars and Incident Report: UC-0791227. The new album applies the lore of the Mobile Suit Gundam meta-series to inform its eight songs concerning the wide-ranging effects of war on a potential future.

The album also features guest appearances from Leda Paige (The Hallowed CatharsisJiseiSissyXO) on lead single “Test Subject” and Ross Sewage (ExhumedImpaledLudicra) on “Rebuilt For Your Whims.” The album mixed and mastered by Patrick Bruss of The Filth Chamber in Denver, Colorado.

This eight song album maintains the Gundam thematic lens, while bringing new tools, including eight string guitars and six string bass, to add new colors to the increasingly technical and progressive sound. Thus, with The Human Cost, Stormland fully makes the leap into the realm of progressive technical death metal. “This entire album is a massive leap forward for me,” said Pierrot “The 8-string guitar really helped me open up my songwriting due to the extra range. It forced me to really push myself so that I didn’t just rely on the low low E string but used every inch of the fretboard in an effort to create death metal that will make people feel something.”

Schuler Benson (@deathmetalradio on social media), the host of Gimme Radio’s “Malpractice” and co-host of the YouTube series “Symposium of Sickness,” stated, “The Human Cost is equal parts oath and monument, shedding blood in the service of Gundam lore while passionately navigating death metal subgenres with style-shifting fluidity. Come to see the damage the machine can do, stay to connect with the human face underneath.”

About:

Conceived in 2003 by vocalist/guitarist/programmer Justin Pierrot, Stormland has been active at varying levels ever since. Primarily a studio project, this Canadian death metal act has seen its lyrical focus evolve from vague sociopolitical vitriol (Complaints and Grievances demo, 2009) to analyzing the more mundane and fantastical (True, North, Strong, and Cranky EP, 2015) before eventually coming to rest on the Gundam theme (Songs of Future Wars, 2018 and Incident Report: UC-0791227, 2019).

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Band Spotlight: Escuela Grind

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 6:06 PM (PST)

Escuela Grind is one of the most intense AND fun bands out right now in the extreme metal scene. Anyone who has seen the outfit live knows they put on a careening and death-defying show, blending elements of many of the heaviest sub genres into a world changing charge. It has been awesome discovering truly fired up and creative acts such as them, Habak or Hostilities this year, giving me hope for the next generation of ass kickers. When I heard Indoctrination I was hooked and feel blessed Escuela Grind were one of the first bands I caught live when shows revved up again. Long may they reign.

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Extreme metallers EMASCULATOR have exciting news tonight as they announce their official fucking band line-up!

⚔️🔥 Introducing the Emasculator lineup 2022 🔥⚔️
Mallika Sundaramurthy – Vocals (Unfathomable Ruination, Nidorous, ex-Abnormality)
Teresa Wallace – Guitars (Cartilage, Dreaming Dead {live})
Morgehenna – Bass (PoonTickler, ex-KryptKeeper)
Ball Mincer- Drum Programming
The recording of the promo is almost done! Can’t wait to share it with you guys. Look out for updates soon!

THE MACHINIST release timely new song “Pig”

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

Photographer credit: Adam Alexander

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.”

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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 metalblade.com/allegaeon.
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On July 22nd, Canada’s WAKE will release their sixth full-length, Thought Form Descent, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the album, a new video for the single “Swallow the Light” (directed by Michael Jari Davidson//@MJD_DOP) can be viewed at: metalblade.com/wake

To track the album, the band once again collaborated with Dave Otero (AllegaeonCattle Decapitation) at Flatline Audio in Denver, CO. “Dave is someone who does something we love – supersedes what people think of him. Sure, he recorded many successful death metal albums, but his ability to understand pop music and its composition, his knowledge of music theory and his willingness to get right into the movement of a song and its chord progressions, not just the riffs, are things that go way beyond ‘death metal’. He can make hard right turns into wildly different sonic territory without batting an eyelash, and he always has an idea during the deviation, too. He contributed a lot to this record.” Having prepared exhaustively in advance, once in the studio the band were able to try new things, play with ideas and rearrange songs, having the time to go down the proverbial rabbit hole and see where it took them. Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts also makes an appearance, playing guitar on “Pareidolia” and “Observer To Master”, the latter track one of the most melodic on the record.

Thought Form Descent track-listing:
01. Infinite Inward
02. Swallow the Light
03. Mourning Dirge (Repose of the Dead)
04. Pareidolia (feat. Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts)
05. Venerate (The Undoing of All)
06. Observer to Master (feat. Kevin Hufnagel of Gorguts)
07. Bleeding Eyes of the Watcher
08. The Translation of Deaths

 

Converge’s 4/9 Bloodmoon event at Roadrunner in Boston was quite the night. Our photographer friend Petra Dollet was there for us and got some beautiful shots capturing the raw energy and victory for live music. Nice to feature these thrilling artists AND have Petra back as well. Props to Caspian and Earsplit for helping us get this feature going.

All shots by Petra Dollet. 

Dig in HERE.

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SVNEATR sign with Prosthetic

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7:45 AM (PST)

Photographer credit: Jade Weekes

Prosthetic Records are delighted to announce the signing of Vancouver, Canada’s SVNEATR. The black metal group, pronounced Sun Eater, are in the process of completing their third full-length album which will be released via the Los Angeles label in due course. Alongside the signing announcement, SVNEATR are set to head out on a month long Canadian tour in support of Hexis this June.

Formed in 2014 and subsequently releasing 2015’s Serpents & Storms demo before 2018 and 2021 long players The Howl, The Whisper, The Hunt and Chinook repsectively, SVNEATR’s blend of atmospheric and progressive black metal is sure to appeal to fans of Enslaved and Dark Throne as well as Opeth and Woods of Ypres.

Speaking on their signing to Prosthetic, Vitharr Monteith (guitar / vocals) comments:

SVNEATR is unbelievably stoked to be partnering up with Prosthetic Records for our third record and beyond! They’re a label we’ve held in high regards for many years and we are excited to be joining such a stacked roster with some of our favourite bands!

“We’re currently recording our yet-to-be-titled album and it’s going to be heavier, more musically diverse and darker than our previous record. We truly feel like we’ve hit a rhythm and found a unique sound, honing in on what defines us as artists and creators, and we’re getting tighter with each song. We seriously can’t wait to share with you this distilled thunder we’ve been working on! To our fellow Canadians, catch us on our upcoming Canada tour supporting the mighty Hexis in June!”

 

Winds Across Canada Tour – supporting Hexis

June 3 – TBA – Victoria, BC

June 4 – TBA – Nanaimo, BC

June 5 – Funky Winkerbeans – Vancouver, BC

June 6 – Jackknife Brewing – Kelowna, BC

June 7 – Blue Grotto – Kamloops, BC

June 8 – Omineca Arts Centre – Prince George, BC

June 9 – Broken City – Calgary, AB

June 10 – Temple – Edmonton, AB

June 11 – Black Cat Tavern – Saskatoon, SK

June 12 – Cloud Nine Live Bar – Regina, SK

June 13 – Bulldog Event Centre – Winnipeg, MB

June 14 – TBA – Thunder Bay, ON

June 15 – Fraser Tavern – North Bay, ON

June 16 – Cafe Dekcuf – Ottawa, ON*

June 17 – The Atria – Oshawa, ON

June 18 – Doors Pub – Hamilton, ON

June 19 – See Scape – Toronto, ON*

June 22 – Overtime Sports Bar – Kingston, ON

June 23 – Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC*

June 24 – Le Murdoch – Sherbrooke, QC

June 27 – Bar A Piton – Saguenay, QC

June 28 – Rimouski Underground – Rimouski, QC

June 29 – Monteith Manor – Woodstock, NB

June 30 – Broken Record – Fredericton, NB

July 1 – Gus’s Pub – Halifax, NS

*without Hexis

Chicago’s raging noise metallers NEQUIENT are one of the most relentless and energetic bands in the scene right now, basically generating explosive chaos faster than an old man chugging prune juice. Darker Than Death Or Night is their latest release (it arrives in March) for Nefarious Industries and you can hear the rampaging new single “First Casualty” at the Pre-Order page HERE. Loving the very apocalyptic artwork!

DEP, Brutal Truth or Immortal Bird fans as well as anyone into frenetic, metallic hardcore with thrashing seizures, will be chuffed.

Darker Than Death Or Night Track Listing:
1. First Casualty
2. Worshippers Of The Apocalypse
3. Minotaur
4. Consensual Hallucination
5. Wrongs
6. Death Bridge
7. Eradicate The Malignancy
8. City Killer
9. Bootlicker
10. Golden Age Of The Grift

NEQUIENT has also booked a two-week US tour in support of the album surrounding its release.

NEQUIENT Tour Dates:
2/25/202022 Beer, Blastbeats, & Blasphemy @ Avenue 91 – Griffith, IN w/ Malignancy, Handsome Prick, ShitxLife, Minimum Wage Assassins
3/12/2022 NorthStar Bar & Grill – St. Paul, MN
3/13/2022 The Wisco – Madison, WI
3/18/2022 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN
3/19/2022 Meteor Majeure – Murfreesboro, TN
3/20/2022 TBA – Atlanta, GA
3/21/2022 TBA
3/22/2022 The Rec Center – Fredericksburg, VA
3/23/2022 Century – Philadelphia, PA
3/24/2022 TBA – Brooklyn, NY
3/25/2022 Chaos Compound – Rochester, NY
3/26/2022 Annabell’s Bar & Lounge – Akron, OH
3/27/2022 The Corinthian – Cincinnati, OH

VENOM PRISON release “Nemesis” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 8:27 AM (PST)

 

UK’s VENOM PRISON releases their new song and music video for “Nemesis”, taken from their upcoming album Erebos. Similarly to their previously released music videos, the video was directed and produced by Thomas Coe-Brooker. Watch the video, HERE.

 

“This song is about the urge to hurt the person who has caused you irreparable harm and has changed your life forever. It deals with having been left to fix the damage done to you all by yourself. This specifically relates to experiencing narcissistic abuse and the trauma resulting from it”, states VENOM PRISON about “Nemesis”.

 

VENOM PRISON further explain, “Narcissists tend to pick empaths as their victims because they are emotional sponges who can absorb feelings from other people easily and this makes them very attractive to narcissists as these people will fulfil all of their needs in a selfless way. This results in a parasitic relationship. With ‘Nemesis’ we wanted to capture the emotions of aggression, determination and pain in a more traditional Venom Prison manner. Bringing you brutal moments, energetic pace and the head banging assault of heavy metal.”

Erebos will be out on February 4th, 2022. Pre-orders are available HERE
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Band Spotlight: Despised Icon

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 5:33 AM (PST)
Canadian Deathcore pioneers DESPISED ICON celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2022. To celebrate the anniversary, the band announces the re-release of Consumed By Your Poison(2002) and their sophomore album, The Healing Process (2005), out worldwide on January 7th via Century Media Records.

 

Both re-issues will be available on limited coloured 180g vinyl variants with new vinyl mastering (+ Bonus CD), in the CD format and as digital albums. The Healing Process comes in an alternate, previously unreleased mix version with selected additional live-tracks from the band’s 2008 DVD-show as bonus. Pre-orders  HERE.

 

DESPISED ICON states, “To commemorate our 20th anniversary, we are releasing our debut album Consumed By Your Poison as well as our sophomore album The Healing Process again. Consumed By Your Poison is out on vinyl for the very first time and with the original artwork. The Healing Process comes with a completely different mix and mastering, a long lost mix version Yannick St-Amand did at the end of the recording session in June 2004. We hope you enjoy these pieces of the band’s history that changed our lives forever…
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The most diabolical and dastardly dirge you are likely to hear today is a to die for doomy, cacophonous landslide from Philly’s Eye Flys called, charmingly, “Dead Larvae”. The Troy based (just an hour or so from me, holla!) Closed Casket Activities are releasing an EP called Exigent Circumstance to follow up 2020’s Tub Of Lard record and we are quite stoked about this. These vinyl variants with big, ugly flys on them look outstanding, some of the coolest designs I have seen in a hot while.

Anyway, prepare to smoosh your eyeballs out with this new jam. You can skip strong coffee for a day because it will already leave you blasted awake and likely in a steaming pile able to be shoveled into a garbage bag. The ideal listening experience!

Finnish melodic death metal masters OMNIUM GATHERUM have just announced their Origin North American Tour 2022. The band will be hitting the road for their headline tour with support from Allegaeon and Century Media labelmates Black Crown Initiate starting on February 26th in Brooklyn, NY and wrapping on March 27th in Boston, MA. Tickets are available for purchase, HERE.

 

“HELLO THERE METAL PEOPLE! We have amazing news for all of you. OG will be hitting the road again, in North America. We are super excited to be able to come back and see all of you awesome bastards again. And of course, play the hell out of the new album for you. The tour will kick off in New York on February 26th and will go on across the continent until March 27th. We will be joined by two great bands, ALLEGAEON and BLACK CROWN INITIATE! See ya on the road,” states OMNIUM GATHERUM about the tour announcement.

 

OMNIUM GATHERUM recently released their new single and music video for Fortitude, which follows the release of Paragon and Reckoning, off their forthcoming album Origin, out on November 5th worldwide via Century Media Records. Origin will be available as Ltd. CD Digipak, Gatefold LP and as digital album. All physical formats are available for pre-order, HERE.

OMNIUM GATHERUM Origin North American Tour 2022 Dates:
w/Allegaeon and Black Crown Initiate
February 26 – Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
February 27 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
February 28 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
March 1 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
March 2 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
March 4 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
March 5 – Houston, TX – Satellite Bar
March 6 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
March 8 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
March 9 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
March 10 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
March 11 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
March 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Catch One @ Jewel
March 13 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
March 14 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
March 15 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
March 16 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
March 18 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
March 19 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
March 20 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
March 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
March 22 – Madison, WI – The Crucible
March 23 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
March 24 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground 
March 25 – Montreal, QC – The Ritz 
March 26 – Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martiniere
March 27 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
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VENOM PRISON to release ‘Erebos’ in early 2022

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 9:04 AM (PST)

New VENOM PRISON news? It is about time!

The celebrated extremists have announced plans to release a new full-length titled Erebos on February 4 via Century Media Records. It will surely continue to cement their place as one of the world’s most exciting heavy bands.

“Being able to work with our dear friend Eliran on another piece of art for Venom Prison has been exciting as always. Kantor knows the band perfectly well to capture our music and poetry into a visual masterpiece every single time. ‘Erebos’ was a personal one for both Eliran Kantor and ourselves. This artwork captures the moment a young person dies inside as they are surrounded by horror. In the moment their innocence is lost and desensitization will from now on fuel the repetition of the cycle of violence in their life. This is ‘Erebos’ the one born from chaos,” states Venom Prison.

 

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photo by Jess Dankmeyer

East Coast extremists FULL OF HELL have forged a formidable path through the underground the last few years and now return with their latest uncompromising collection of anguish and triumph, Garden of Burning Apparitions. This is a towering record that will stop you in your tracks and consume YOU, instead of serving as empty consumption. Parts of this record prove you really can love both your Hammerhead and your Harmony Corruption, kids.

Some of the band stop by today to fill us in on the new and even noisier than ever variant of the band’s evolving sound and just what it means to be FoH in 2021.

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