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HITTEN release “Eyes Never Lie” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 8:05 AM (PST)

Powerful 80’s influenced band HITTEN are a great hard rock act from Europe with a huge sound fans of Queensryche, Ratt or Scorpions will love. The band has a new album due this November!

The band comments: “After what we all have experienced in 2020 it feels great and gratifying to finally be able to show you ‘Eyes Never Lie’, the first single of our upcoming new album Triumph & Tragedy. We have been working all the last year on every detail of this record. It represents a whole new step into the band sound and we really can not feel more proud of the final result. For the mix process we have joined forces again with Javier Félez from Moontower Studios who did an outstanding mix job followed by the great mastering job of Patrick W Engel (Temple of Disharmony). ‘Eyes Never Lie’ sums up pretty well what you will find in the whole record: big drum sound, heartbeat bass lines, great guitar riffs and solos by the ‘Terror Twins’, all spiced up with stunning vocal melodies.”

 The cover artwork was created by Marc Schoenbach (Sadistart Designs) and the back cover and booklet graphics have been made by Dani Meseguer (Bloodyart Designs).

 Tracklist:

Built To Rock

Eyes Never Lie

Meant To Be Mean

Hard Intentions (Secret Dancer)

Ride Out The Storm

Core Of The Flame

Under Your Spell

Light Beyond The Darkness

Something To Hide

Triumph & Tragedy 

 

Line-up:

Alexx Panza – Vocals

Dani Meseguer – Guitars

Johnny Lorca – Guitars

Horacio Rodríguez – Bass

Willy Medina – Drums

 

KING WOMAN releases “Psychic Wound” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 4:18 PM (PST)

Photo credit: Nedda Afsari

KING WOMAN have released the video for “Psychic Wound”, the latest music from the group which continues to be both harrowing and comforting in equal measure. Some intense screams on this one from Kris and the band (drummer Joseph Raygoza and guitar player Peter Arensdorf) again provide a perfect framework of dissonance and sonic subversion. Celestial Blues comes out July 30th via Relapse.

This and Donald Rumsfeld dying are a little bit of cosmic justice on an otherwise fucking horrible news day.

“‘Psychic Wound’ is about paying the price for eating forbidden fruit,” explains Kris Esfandiari of the riveting track and its visual companion. “When desire turns into obsession it can keep you longer than you intended to stay and nearly destroy your sanity.”

Album pre-orders, including limited-edition vinyl and merch, are available now. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse’s webstore (bit.ly/kingwomancb), while digital downloads and streaming links can be found here: (orcd.co/kingwomancb). Celestial Blues was recorded in Oakland, California by GRAMMY-nominated engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Amenra, Oathbreaker).

July 30 Los Angeles, CA Lodge Room

July 31 Los Angeles, CA Lodge Room

October 15 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus

October 16 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus

October 29 Oakland, CA Starline

October 30 Oakland, CA Starline

October 31 Oakland, CA Starline (covers show)

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ARMORED SAINT release “Lone Wolf” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 12:36 PM (PST)

Photo credit: Travis Shinn

The Armored Saint camp have released a video for new melodic hard rock tune “Lone Wolf”. Last October, Armored Saint released their eighth full-length, Punching The Sky, via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has launched a new video for the album track, “Lone Wolf”.

Robert Graves comments: “With ‘Lone Wolf’, the band and I agreed right away that this was an opportunity to create a narrative driven video that would convey the song’s lyrical themes, while also creating an engaging visual experience. And so, a noir-styled heist in the heart of LA just seemed to fit the song perfectly. We decided to keep the story simple and allow the tone of the video to help convey the song’s significance. This gave us (the crew) the opportunity to create an aesthetic that intensified the song’s mood, while also getting some incredible action scenes to tell the story. Needless to say, Armored Saint fans are in for a ride. I think they’re gonna love it!”

Bassist Joey Vera adds: “Working again with director Robert Graves was incredible. Not only is this video great to watch, but underneath the storyline lies a layer of allegory, metaphor and symbolism. Kind of a first for us. John Bush’s great lyrics twist and turn into meanings not visible at first sight. It’s a view into a person’s journey through life and how they maneuver through it all and what they gain from that experience in the end. The neo-noir look Robert created in both the story and the band performances make this a great addition to the Armored Saint video catalogue.”

Vocalist John Bush adds: “Working with Robert is awesome. The guy is truly amazing. He’s gonna be a star.
This time we pushed the dialogue. It was challenging for me, but I had fun with it. For motivation, I tried to channel some of the great actors who come into the casting studio that my wife and I run.
‘Wolf’ tackles the view of people who spend a lot of time on their own. Something I spent years doing. The solitary individuals that always keep us guessing. This video is dedicated to them.”

That said, I am not sure I would trust Bush along on a heist anytime soon!

Armored Saint also have new merchandise – including a flannel long sleeve, ashtray, flask, lighter, license plate holder, and more! – available at: indiemerch.com/armoredsaint

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I am gonna give tech death prog core creatives Born Of Osiris the benefit of the doubt that they didn’t intentionally bite Three’s excellent banger “Alien Angel” (which still rocks) and that BoO came up with their album title on their own. It is quite possible since aliens and angels are both common (I see and talk to them constantly, don’t you? haha) and, like Fallujah, Born Of Osiris have also often seemed into weird cosmic and portentous art and symbols.

Regardless, no shade. This new material sounds next level energetic and some of the best production yet from a band that continues to add to their impact and push their skills with each meaningful release.

Born Of Osiris will release their new album, Angel Or Alien, on July 2nd via Sumerian Records. Pre-order the album here, and check out the preview below.

Tracklisting:

“Poster Child”
“White Nile”
“Angel Or Alien”
“Waves”
“Oathbreaker”
“Threat Of Your Presence”
“Love Story”
“Crossface”
“Echobreather”
“Lost Souls”
“In For The Kill”
“You Are The Narrative”
“Truth And Denial”
“Shadowmourne”

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Dee Snider reveals song with Corpsegrinder

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 5:37 PM (PST)

Metal icon Dee Snider has been spreading his wings into heavier territory in recent years, though he has always supported bands on the heavier end of the spectrum (think of that great Strangeland soundtrack-better than the movie!- that had Crisis, Bile, Clay People, etc.).

Dee Snider recently announced the upcoming release of his fifth full-length, Leave A Scar. Once again produced by Jamey Jasta, the outing will arrive on July 30 through Napalm Records. Big props to Jasta for getting what makes Dee tick so perfectly and being able to honor his legacy while actually helping add to it in a big new way! And huge props to Dee for not getting complacent like so many elder statesman of rock!

Today, Snider has unveiled the album’s second single, “Time to Choose,” which features guest vocals from Cannibal Corpse frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher. The song is rad heavy metal, though by George’s standards it is like chamber pop. That is no slight to Dee. The song rules. It just is way more on the heavy metal end of the spectrum than death metal and that is also fine by me. It is enjoyable and head banging will certainly ensue.

Dee Snider comments: “‘Time To Choose’ deals with a subject I’ve addressed often over the course of my writing career: good vs. evil (see ‘Burn In Hell’). Given the heaviness of this track, I felt adding George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher’s voice to this would drive home the seriousness of the choices we make. I was honored when he agreed to contribute his incredibly powerful voice.”

 

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CREDIT: Marc Signer (Stardust Visuals)

Ok, let’s have some fun. Taking a break from being unsure how the hell the NBA finals are gonna play out anymore (kind of vibin’ with the Clippers lately, weirdly enough!) to promoting some metal for you goons! Summertime is here and it is time for some fun video fuckery! Entitled ‘FuVkery’ from now on (not to be confused with Cofvefe, ever) thanks to our new band of note…Defenver!

I guess this band was called Defender and changed the name to be more Korny? Not sure.

The Swiss post-hardcore outfit DEFENVER gives a shit about the enviroment and they think you should too. The band just dropped a music video for the third single off their sophomore album, Blank Bouquet, which will be released on July 16th. Shot at gorgeous botanical garden in Zurich, “Unsustainable” is a song about our relationship with the environment and plea to stop destroying it.

“The song deals with the struggle of overcoming our egocentricity and overthink our consumer behavior and the conviction that the only way forward is by moving together to a more sustainable lifestyle,” explains vocalist Kevin Zeier. “Earth is the Mother of all life that we know of. The failure to appreciate and sustain her will lead to our demise. In the video, we tried to bring the songs lyrics to life by having a women incarnating mother earth and being consumed by the parasites that represents our unsustainable and destructive lifestyle.”

I am all about bands singing more about the environment lately. And please stop fucking eating meat, everyone. We are facing such a fucked world if we don’t radically change our habits. I work at a gym overnights and it makes me think these douche jocks are more interested in vanity than health cuz literally no one recycles. No one will care about your gun show when we all die in a heap of plastic waste, asses!

Anyway, this “Unsustainable” song sounds very good on 11. Crank it!

Crypta! A “Dark Night Of The Soul” full band playthrough for you maniacs. Obviously one of the coolest releases of the year and a band fully capable of making their own mark regardless of how beloved their old projects already were. Crypta keep kicking total ass and making greater impressions on me and they all seem cool af. Luana has some of my favorite drum videos on Insta (and also Eloy from Sep , of course). Support everything this band does! Catch them with Deicide and Krisiun! FUCK!!! SICK TOUR.

Obviously a lot of you have probably seen the new Jinjer clip already since it premiered on the 17th and they are well on their way to being fucking huge. But let’s pretend I didn’t work my shitty night job and then sleep for two days unable to barely post anything and that we posted this promptly, ok!? “Vortex” sounds fucking great and Jinjer seem to be ever-shifting into weirder guitar patterns like some odd mix of Nu Metal and Deathcore flirting with fucking Gorguts and I am ALL FOR THAT FLIRT! Basically this is quite the genre tech mash in a very rad way. One of their best songs yet. Fucking dominant and amazing band I pray I get the chance to see live one of these days finally. This video is racking up views faster than you can say Tatiana Shmailyuk, Roman Ibramkhalilov, Eugene Abdiukhanov
and Vladislav Ulasevich!!! Hails!

 

 

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Album Cover Art by Amjad Faur and Wolves in the Throne Room

Two decades into their journey as ritualistic black metal conjurers, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have emerged from the forest with Primordial Arcana, their most majestic album to date, and their first release via Relapse Records (North America only) out August 20th.

Watch the “Mountain Magick” music video, directed by Wolves in the Throne Room, on YouTube HERE.

“Mountain Magick was shot in the northern reaches of the Olympic Mountains and the ancient forests that shroud the foothills. We wrote the story, created the costumes, shot the footage and did the editing ourselves, so it is a true product of our hearts and souls. Creating our own videos has been a long standing dream and now It’s very exciting to bring these Visions into the Cinematic Realm.”  

Primordial Arcana is the band’s first completely self-contained work: In addition to composition and performance, brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver alongside guitarist Kody Keyworth handled all aspects of recording, producing and mixing at their own Owl Lodge Studios in the woods of Washington state.

Primordial Arcana is out August 20 on DLX 2xLP/2xLP/LP/CD/CS/Digital via Relapse Records (North America) and available through Century Media in Europe. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com HERE and the band HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming HERE.

Primordial Arcana super limited Deluxe 2LP boxset includes the deluxe 2LP featuring the bonus track “Skyclad Passage” pressed on black inside translucent gold and tan half ‘n half with black, oxblood and olive green splatter housed in a deluxe boxset with gold foil stamping. Boxset also includes a 3′ x 3’ album art flag, a custom 12-sided dice set with velvet pouch, a 3.5″ embroidered patch and a die-cut medallion with chain. Exclusively available through Relapse.com and alternate vinyl colorway available direct from the Wolves In The Throne Room webstore.

Primordial Arcana super limited, one time pressing Deluxe 2LP is cut at 45rpm featuring the bonus track “Skyclad Passage” not contained on the core 1LP album. North American colorways of this version available through Relapse.com and direct from the Wolves In The Throne Room webstore and live performances.

Primordial Arcana Tracklist:

  1. Mountain Magick
  2. Spirit of Lightning
  3. Through Eternal Fields
  4. Primal Cham (Gift of Fire)
  5. Underworld Aurora
  6. Masters of Rain and Storm
  7. Eostre
  8. Skyclad Passage (Bonus Track)

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM’s new album title Primordial Arcana is a reference to the band’s ongoing reach back to the most ancient, archetypal energies.

Leadoff track “Mountain Magick” sets the august tone with alpine guitar melodies cresting skyward in triumph.  “Spirit of Lightning” returns briefly to the earthly plane as a tribute to the human connections forged in music. Meanwhile, “Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire)” is an explosion of cosmic grandeur, a symphonic rendering of the hermetic maxim “as above, so below” as envisioned by Keyworth. In fact, Primordial Arcana is the first WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM record in which Kody was a part of the writing process from the start, so it benefits from his background in cosmic funeral doom.

Always uncompromising, Primordial Arcana sees WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM stay true to their unique vision. An album born out of the DIY ethos, Primordial Arcana proves to be the band’s most genuine and focused. One of the year’s most ambitious recordings, Primordial Arcana cements WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM’s legacy as one of US Black Metal’s most daring, unique, and quintessential bands.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Is:

Nathan Weaver – Lead Vocals/Guitar
Aaron Weaver – Drums/Synth/Voice
Kody Keyworth – Vocals/Guitar

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AMENRA share “Voor Immer” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 10:09 AM (PST)

Photo by Jeroen Mylle

AMENRA share the official “Voor Immer” music video from the impending Relapse debut full-length De Doorn (June 25). Watch the full video on YouTube HERE.

Additionally, AMENRA announce a livestream event celebrating the release of De Doorn. The fire ritual will commence on June 27 at 9pm CET. More info at tickets are available HERE.

AMENRA vocalist Colin H. van Eeckhout comments:

“What you lose in the fire, you will find in the ashes”

“Voor Immer” (“For Ever”) was one of the first songs we have written for De Doorn. We played it for the very first time in 2018 on the city square of Dixmude, West Flanders Belgium. Accompanied by the carillon, its bells a typical instrument from Belgium and the low countries, we connected the earth with the sky. It was initially written for a commemoration ceremony of the ending of the first world war. 

Images of widows and mothers bereft of their sons. Destroyed cities and whom was left to die. Finding strength and courage to rebuild what once was there, without what was theirs.

The last time we played it live was in Menen, West Flanders Belgium end 2019. That night we gathered and burnt all our unacknowledged loss. Revealing by fire the 20feet high bronze AMENRA statue glowing red, a symbol of hope.

This is a song about finding that hope, the strength to carry on. Its content ever present in the world today. 

“to fall and to rise
under merciless skies
light and grace
lines marring a mothers face
wounds inflicted by love
scarring our skin
here and above
our home. blemish on the land
cuts fading to the softest trace
outstretched. a beggars hand
one last poem
and letters unread
it ends here. and weighs us
down like lead
I stumble I fall
my eyes to the ground
one last sigh
a silent sound”

De Doorn is out June 25 on Deluxe 2xLP/2xLP/CD/CS/Digital. Physical pre-orders via Relapse.com are available HERE. Digital Downloads/Streaming HERE.

 

Alt metal and hardcore groove fans will be pleased to hear that Cristian Machado is back swinging for the fences after the well publicized Ill Nino shake-up. Cristian Machado (vocals), Ahrue Luster (guitar) and Diego Verduzco (guitar) have announced that they have united to launch new act Lions At The Gate with bassist Stephen Brewer and drummer Fern Lemus. The band have dropped their debut single “Not Even Human” along with an official music video and Linktree.

Good to see scene regulars keep going and shifting forms against the odds while still remembering their roots. Prepare yourself for some thrashing anger, a huge hook and plenty of Nu-stomp.

Find the track on streaming platforms and watch the video here:

Speaking on the band’s debut release, frontman Cristian Machado says, “I feel so blessed to be in Lions at the Gate. We’ve all been making albums for a long time but I think it was time for us to make something special and memorable again. This album is exactly that. Take away our musical history, take away our long hair, take away our personal feelings, just make believe we were never there. This Lions at the Gate album is amazing. We finally made a modern metal album that metalheads will enjoy beginning to end. It’s deep, it’s memorable, I can’t wait for everyone to hear it, I can’t wait for everyone to hear the featured female artist on one of the songs!”

Guitarist, Diego Verduzco adds, “I’m beyond proud and excited to announce our new band Lions At The Gate. Life is all about change and I feel that this music is the most dynamic and honest that we’ve ever written. I feel a sense of freedom and am completely reinvigorated and even anxious (in a good way) to be a part of something that pulls influence from so many directions . Each member brings a unique set of talent and tools. It’s quite frankly some of the best music we’ve ever written. Organic, honest, and true.”

Guitarist, Ahrue Luster adds, “I’m more excited about Lions at the Gate than anything that I’ve been a part of since I started my musical career.”

MUDDLES release “Human Aptitude” music video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 11:36 PM (PST)

French rock band MUDDLES have a new winner of a video for their song “Human Aptitude”, a melodic and shifting groove rock and metal hybrid that ought to appeal to fans of Chevelle, Lacuna Coil and many more. The song is from their imminent June 11 Klonosphere Records release Mind Muddling, and shows the serious (cough) aptitude of the group for writing melodic, tough-edged and memorable head boppers.

Track-listing de « Mind Muddling » :
01. Collapse
02. Introspection
03. September Day
04. Spring isn’t canceled
05. Toxic Friend
06. Djentleman
07. Untouchable
08. We are not Alright
09. Deep
10. Human Aptitude

Line-up :
Barbara Mogore – Chant
Jérome Pelouin – Guitare
Mario Light – Basse
Fabien Dunoyer – Batterie

 

BALA has come to shake you out of you complacency! The  Galicia, Spain duo is Anxela Baltar (vocals, guitars) and Violeta Mosquera (vocals, drums), wielding heavy grooves and catchy but determined and anarchic vocals to excellent effect. I detect some L7 crunch and wolfish glee mixed with Breeders level melodic command, if more spiteful. In short, this fucking rips!

Purchase their red hot Century Media debut Maleza today! 

Believe me when I say that once you hear “Starvation” from one of my favorite new powerhouse metal combos CRYPTA you will be STARVING for…MORE CRYPTA!

I have been watching the Brazilian/Dutch death metal band ramp up their promo on social media and the hype is well-founded for this group!

CRYPTA will release their debut album, Echoes Of The Soul, on June 11 via Napalm Records.

Formed in June 2019, the four-piece consists of vocalist and bassist Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto on drums (both former members of Brazilian thrash metallers NERVOSA), plus  guitarists Sonia Anubis (COBRA SPELL, ex-BURNING WITCHES) and Tainá Bergamaschi (ex-HAGBARD). I was already amazed by Sonia’s talent and also a Nervosa fan and it has been rad to discover Tainá as well. Hope you enjoy this group as much as I am. Their chemistry is no joke!!

I have a lot of respect for Fernanda Lira’s transparency in how it has meant a lot to brave the daunting task of starting over after a long time in another band and to still have love and support from real fans. “I should thrive not die from starvation,” howled in her intense snarling death voice is a highlight of the year for us over here so far, for sure! Solid mantra!

Check out the new lyric video HERE!

SVART records signees I Am The Night have released a chilling yet seductive video for the pummeling and dark “Hear Me O’ Unmaker” track. The group have very old school black metal influences with strong original material and arguably quite a bit more polish which nonetheless does not detract from the rage.

The band release new mini LP on June 11th 2021.

The group consists of a wide pool of talent, Markus Vanhala (Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum), Janne Markkanen (ex-Omnium Gatherum), Okko Solanterä and Walteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost, Bodom After Midnight).

“Black metal art has been a continuous and serious pursuit in my personal life since my early teenage years”, explains guitarist Vanhala, and he continues; “In The Nightside Eclipse, Storm Of The Light’s Bane and De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas opened the gate to the dark side for me years ago, as can be heard from the music we make with I Am The Night.”

Some things are better left alone and not changed once perfect (for example, when Marvel in the obnoxious AXIS event stupidly retconned The Scarlet Witch’s origins again as not a mutant and instead we find out later she is a pet project of the High Evolutionary’s dumb experiments. Fuck off. I want her back as Magneto’s kin, way more impactful). While many bands in black metal have experimented with core sounds and principles to great or even superior results in an ongoing process of discovery, there is nothing quite like the original sonic influences done right! It just rings true on some bleak level.

Vanhala states that: “Our debut record, the result of a yearning for ancient darkness, turned out to be just the time capsule we wanted it to be, far removed from modern metal. I’ve seldom found anything interesting in post nineties Black Metal. We wanted to realize this in the underground way that felt fitting to the music, and chose to work with Svart Records.”

Hard rockers ROYALTY KULT have a new video out for “Enjoying The End” that has Doc Coyle guesting on some vibey guitar parts and some full bore, maximum shred later on in the tune. The catchy but song will stick in your head and features Joshua Michael’s memorable alt metal influenced, impassioned vocals. Fans of Soul Searching Sun-era LOA or Crossfade will eat this up. Incidentally the video was also directed by Ron from the band Opiate For The Masses (still have that cd in my car).

Brisbane rockers HIT ‘N’ MIZZ have released an energetic video for their ‘Want Me?’ single. Taken from the Australian rock band’s Action EP, the song has a lot going for it. Melodic but gritty guitars and a larger than life vibe that could perk up the ears of fans of 80’s rock and alternative, the song in a way reminds me of The Cult meets Lita Ford through a punkier vibe.

The video was filmed by Alex Nelson from Emerge Creative. Watch it below!