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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6G-yrx6BQs

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

 

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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DYING FETUS and INGESTED European Tour Looms

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 12:11 PM (PST)

Death metal legends DYING FETUS and extraordinary new breed slammers INGESTED will be touring Europe imminently. Dates below.

DYING FETUS
+ INGESTED
10.06.22 – UK – London – Boston Music Room
12.06.22 – Netherlands – Nijmegen – Doornroosje
13.06.22 – Germany – Kassel – Goldgrube
15.06.22 – Germany – Chemnitz – AJZ
17.06.22 – Germany – Schweinfurt – Stattbahnhof
21.06.22 – Spain – Bilbao – Santana27
22.06.22 – Spain – Zaragoza – CC Delicias
23.06.22 – Spain – Valencia – Republicca

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March has entered the chat and finds me extremely busy, so I haven’t had a lot of time to update the main site. There have been a few rad posts on our Instagram with live images and video of bands like Overkill, Prong, Escuela Grind , Sickbay, Cranial Damage and more HERE. 

I have even been too busy to dig enough into the new Crowbar recod, fml. But I have been checking out the new Mares Of Thrace promo and that is a revelation of brilliance. Another record that is fun as fuck is the Bigfoot inspired The Hierarchical Ecological Succession: Welcome to the Food Chain album from Troglodyte that just dropped!

Bigfoot and death metal! What the fuck is not to love! The kick drum is insanity. If that is Bigfoot playing drums no wonder he leaves footprints everywhere because shit sounds like you are being trampled on by a butt ton of stampeding Bigfeets!

Also, they have a song called “Found Guilty In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Shooting A Man Wearing A Bigfoot Costume”, which is hysterical. Get on board with the cryptozoological search for the perfect metal beast HERE!

TROGLODYTE is:
Chris Wilson
Mike Flores
Brandon Mitchell
Michael Langner
Jeff Sisson

PLAGUE YEARS tour with SOMNURI kicking off

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 12:24 PM (PST)

pic by Rian Staber

Detroit-based death thrashers PLAGUE YEARS will return to the stage this March on a US co-headlining tour with Brooklyn sludge metal unit Somnuri. The trek runs from March 4th through March 24th.

Comments guitarist Eric Lauder, “After a month long tour with Exhorder and Take Offense, we realized all we want to do is tour! We are very excited about hitting the road with Somnuri. Come witness the heaviness we will bring every night. All Will Suffer.”

See all confirmed dates below.

PLAGUE YEARS w/ Somnuri:
3/04/2022 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/05/2022 Eagles Club 34 – Minneapolis, MN #
3/06/2022 Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
3/07/2022 7th Circle – Denver, CO
3/08/2022 Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
3/10/2022 Den Of Sin – Sacramento, CA
3/11/2022 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
3/12/2022 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
3/13/2022 Underground – Mesa, AZ
3/15/2022 White Swan – Houston, TX
3/16/2022 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
3/17/2022 Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX
3/19/2022 Sidneys Saloon – New Orleans, LA
3/20/2022 Boggs – Atlanta, GA
3/22/2022 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
3/24/2022 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY

RIVERS OF NIHIL will return to the road for a Spring headlining tour with support from Fallujah, Alluvial, and Warforged! The US leg of the Terrestria World Tour begins May 6th in Brooklyn, New York and runs through June 5th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The journey includes a special show supporting Hypocrisy in Austin, Texas as well as appearances by The Zenith Passage and Burial In The Sky on select dates. Tickets are on sale now!

[Photo by Mike Truehart]

Preview and purchase The Work at metalblade.com/riversofnihil

See all confirmed dates below.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Fallujah, Alluvial, Warforged:
5/06/2022 Market Hotel – Brooklyn, NY
5/07/2022 Jewel – Manchester, NH
5/08/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/10/2022 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
5/11/2022 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
5/12/2022 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
5/13/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
5/14/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
5/15/2022 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/17/2022 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
5/18/2022 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/19/2022 Amplified – Dallas, TX
5/20/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX w/ Hypocrisy
5/21/2022 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
5/22/2022 Nile Theater – Phoenix, AZ
5/24/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/25/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/26/2022 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/27/2022 Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA w/ The Zenith Passage
5/28/2022 Star Theater – Portland, OR
5/29/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/31/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/01/2022 Bluebird – Denver, CO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/02/2022 BLVD – Kansas City. MO w/ Burial In The Sky
6/03/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Burial In The Sky
6/04/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI w/ Burial In The Sky
6/05/2022 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Burial In The Sky
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REVOCATION have completed album number eight

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 6:16 PM (PST)

Happy New Year, readers. I have not been posting much yet this year due to tragic family matters but am going to get back into the swing of it sporadically as I feel up to it. Wanted to share some cool REVOCATION news. The premiere technical thrashers of modern metal have today posted about a follow up to The Outer Ones:

Happy New Year heathens, album #8 is completed and is due out in the fall. This is our most diabolical record to date, we can’t wait to share more with you all when the time comes 🤘

Hails to the dudes. It will be interesting to see what the current line-up has in store.

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CATTLE DECAPITATION have announced a proper US tour for the recent Death Atlas. Can you even imagine “With All Disrespect” live? Intensity! Let’s do this!

“We are ecstatic to be able to finally announce a US tour after 2 years of inactivity in the United States due to the pandemic!,” proclaim Cattle Decapitation. “Our latest album and what we consider to be the bands’ finest hour in our entire 25 year history, Death Atlas, will finally get its due in the states. Before things shut down, we had nailed down what we felt was our best live set we had ever done and had played it in Australia, New Zealand and Japan but were cut off before we could bring it to the states after you all had fully digested it. Well, we’re happy to say we’ll be taking some time out of our busy writing schedule to do this album some justice live starting this January, 2022. We’ll be bringing along some bands whose names fit nicely in the aesthetic of Death Atlas including The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Creeping Death and Extinction A.D! We ALL deserve everything that’s coming! Death… at last!”

 

Cattle Decapitation, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Creeping Death, Extinction A.D. tour dates:

1/18 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
1/19 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
1/20 Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
1/21 Berkeley, CA @ The Cornerstone (no Creeping Death)
1/22 Reno, NV @ Cargo
1/24 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre (no Creeping Death)
1/25 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (no Creeping Death)
1/27 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall (no Creeping Death)
1/28 Colorado Springs @ The Black Sheep
1/29 Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater (no Creeping Death)
1/31 Belvidere, IL @ The Apollo AC
2/1 Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
2/2 Joliet, IL @ The Forge
2/3 Hobart, IN @ Hobart Art Theater
2/4 Columbus, OH @ The Foundry
2/5 Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
2/6 Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
2/8 Worcester, MA @ Pallladium Upstairs
2/9 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
2/11 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
2/12 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
2/14 Houston, TX @ Secret Group
2/15 Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
2/16 Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
2/19 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
2/20 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater

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Death metal royalty CANNIBAL CORPSE have announced perhaps the most evil (yet fun) tour in modern memory in support of Violence Unimagined. I mean, holy frig – that is a stacked line-up.

A celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Metal Blade Records, the trek begins February 19th in Atlanta, Georgia and makes its way through over two dozen cities, closing on March 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Additional support will be provided by Shadow Of Intent. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 15th at 10:00am local time.

Comments CANNIBAL CORPSE’s Alex Webster, “We’re very excited to announce our first tour for Violence Unimagined as part of this amazing lineup with Whitechapel and Revocation. We can’t wait to get back on the road and be on stage again. See you all soon!”

Comments Whitechapel’s Alex Wade, “We are excited to get back on the road after two years of no shows and what better band to do it with than death metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE. We thank them for bringing us along and can’t wait to see you all out there playing songs off our new album Kin.”

Comments Revocation’s Dave Davidson, “It’s been almost two years since our last show; needless to say we’re beyond excited to hit the road with CANNIBAL CORPSE, Whitechapel, and Shadow Of Intent this Winter. This tour will be an absolute banger; get your tickets now so you’re not left out in the cold wishing you were circle pitting with all of your friends”

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Cleveland death enthusiasts 200 STAB WOUNDS have revealed the painstakingly wince inducing gory cover art of their Dr. Giggles approved debut album Slave To The Scalpel.

“Drilling Your Head”, the first single, is as unforgiving as it comes and would click well with fans of Stigmata, Skinless, Obituary and Internal Bleeding (to name a few). So yeah, it is fucking all brutesy, no cutesy.

Maggot Stomp will release Slave To The Scalpel November 12th on CD, cassette, and all digital platforms, with a vinyl edition due in early 2022. Examine preorder options HERE.

Pre Order and check out the first deranged rager HERE.

Slave To The Scalpel Track Listing:
1. Skin Milk
2. Tow Rope Around The Throat
3. Stifling Stew
4. Itty Bitty Pieces
5. Phallic Filth
6. Slave To The Scalpel
7. Drilling Your Head
8. Paths To Carnage
9. Expirated Splatter

A big thanks this week to the Succumb camp for doing this brand new interview with us promoting the new, must hear XXI release. Not quite a “best kept secret” anymore now that their star is rising, but certainly they remain a band you hope thrive yet also whom are so good you almost still want to covet their music to yourself in a secret, blood encrusted cave. I actually was worried they had broken up but still rocked one of their older debut shirt designs anyway cuz they fucking rule even if they HAD been one and done.

Thankfully, that wasn’t the case.

Cheri Musrasrik, of course, is a very enigmatic vocalist but the whole band have stepped things up from their already brilliant early material to deliver a complete knock out punch via this latest release. I knew they were special but always hoped they could be THIS special. If that doesn’t make sense now, it will when you hear the new record from this bleak and bludgeoning crew of cadaver kickers.

Thank you to Derek, Harry, Cheri and Kirk for all participating in this. Read more BELOW.

Florida Death Metal legends OBITUARY announce the 11th Hour 12-Pack Studio Live Stream happening Saturday, September 25 at 5pm EST. Tickets & merch bundles are available at www.ObituaryLive.com. The broadcast will be available for viewing up to 2 weeks after the initial stream and on demand for an additional 2 weeks after. Buy it now and watch it later!!

OBITUARY Comments:

“Down to the wire…as the band is in the studio, putting the final touches on the new album, we are also gearing up and preparing for the U.S. Tour with BlackLabelSociety which is just a few weeks away. With that said, we know that fans around the world are also waiting and wondering when they will be able to see us perform live so this is what we are going to do: We are setting the cameras back up in the studio and will stream one of our final rehearsals for everyone to be a part of!

We are picking 12 songs for the tour setlist and are turning to our fans for help!

We want to hear from you guys which songs we should play so let’s hear it!  You tell us which songs you want to hear and we will monitor all our socials and the Obituary website for all of your song suggestions and YOU GUYS will help us pick the setlist for the tour AND we will play them in front of the cameras for you guys! We’ll taking suggestions all week and unveiling the setlist next Monday, September 20th!

We are also going to bring you inside the studio to witness the boys writing, discussing and working on new material plus give you a little taste of the New Album and play you guys a NEW SONG, if that sounds cool with you!”

We are officially calling this the “11th hour 12-pack” Studio-Live-Stream!

You guys Ready?

Let’s do this!!!”

OBITUARY Tour Dates:

— All Dates Oct 01 – Nov 28 w/ Black Label Society & Prong —

Oct 01 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Oct 02 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
Oct 04 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Oct 05 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Oct 07 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Oct 08 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Oct 12 West Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
Oct 13 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
Oct 15 Bowler, WI Mohican N. Star Gaming &
Resort
Oct 16 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club Stage
Oct 17 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Oct 18 Minneapolis, MN The Fillmore
Oct 19 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
Oct 21 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Live Hotel &
Casino
Oct 22 Athens, GA Georgia Theater
Oct 23 Dothan, AL The Plant
Oct 24 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
Oct 26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
Oct 28 Huntsville, AL Mars Music Hall
Oct 29 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Oct 30 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Oct 31 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Nov 02 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall
Nov 04 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Nov 05 Albany, NY Empire Live
Nov 06 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
Nov 07 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Nov 09 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
Nov 10 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theater
Nov 11 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
Nov 13 Sault Ste. Marie, MI Kewadin Casino
Nov 14 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
Nov 15 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Nov 16 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s Entertainment Center
Nov 18 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Nov 19 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theatre
Nov 20 Grand Prairie, TX Texas Trust CU Theatre
Nov 21 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Nov 23 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
Nov 24 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Nov 26 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Nov 27 Denver, CO Summit Theater
Nov 28 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

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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.

YATRA sign to Prosthetic Records

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 1:10 PM (PST)

Photo by Shane Gardner

Marylandy doomy deathy sludgy force of metal YATRA have inked a deal with Prosthetic! The band is crafting the follow up to last year’s All Is Lost and we are expecting great things! Seriously, this is fantastic news as the band already (like Haunt) spoiled us in 2020 with multiple astoundingly good releases.

Of the signing to Prosthetic the band commented: “We are very happy to be working with Prosthetic Records, and super excited about this new album that we have just recorded. It is our best album yet, and a crucial step for us in the evolution of YATRA as a band, in the darkness of this changing world we are living in. “

YATRA is:
Sean Lafferty – drums
Maria Geisbert – Bass
Dana Helmuth – Guitar/Vocals

YATRA US tour 

August 13 – Sam’s Uptown – Charleston, WV
August 14 – Oliver Brewing – Baltimore, MD
August 19 – Odditorium – Asheville, NC
August 20 – Flicker – Athens, GA
August 21 – Freetown – Lafayeyye, LA
August 22 – Santos Bar – New Orleans, LA
August 24 – Lamplighter – Memphis, TN
August 25 – Milestone – Charlotte, NC
August 26 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
August 27 – Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN
August 28 – Remedy – Pittsburg, PA
August 29 – Westside Bowl – Youngstown, OH *
August 30 – Alchemy – Providence, RI*
August 31 – 33 Golden Street – New London, CT*
September 02 – Bar Freda – Queens, NY*
September 03 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA*
September 04 – Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD*

* – with High Reeper

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Photo by Joe Diaz, Black Room Portraits

Death metal vocalist Mallika Sundaramurthy (ex-Abnormality) has made an announcement about no longer being involved in underground death metal band Castrator. Here is the announcement, grabbed from Facebook:

***Important Announcement***

I will no longer be working with CASTRATOR. Unfortunately, things with the band have ended up in a hugely disappointing way for me. I’m not going to go into details. I prefer not to spread any drama publicly.

The vocal tracks I recorded back in January will NOT be used on the band’s future release. I’m very sorry to all the fans and followers who have been waiting for years for the full length album. I was really looking forward to sharing all the hard work we had done with you. However, this is now the reality and I will move forward.

I have decided I’m going to take the creative vision I had for CASTRATOR, my lyrics and ideas, and put it towards a new project.

Introducing EMASCULATOR. The name is based on the song title and lyrics I wrote. I am now forming a lineup for this new project and already started working on new songs. Follow these pages for updates!
Facebook: Emasculator

Instagram: @emasculator_bdm

Sundaramurthy is by far one of the best vocalists in death metal, easy pick for the top ten for me or even higher. That is a big loss for any band.

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Album Review: ÆNIGMATUM – ‘Deconsecrate’

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 2:24 PM (PST)

ÆNIGMATUM play incredibly sophisticated death metal that covers many sub-genres yet never feels like a putrescent pastiche, more of a masterful, murderous melding. Deconsecrate, their 2021 release for tastemakers 20 Buck Spin, finds the label completing a bases loaded grand slam they started this year with Ghastly unto Witch Vomit and then Cerebral Rot. Like those aforementioned skull fuckers, ÆNIGMATUM know exactly what styles of death metal they are harvesting and have a deep respect for the genres foundations.

The record opens with “Forged From Bedlam” as jazzy sounding drums that could be Elvin Jones joining Mastodon before things are soon exploding into death metal intensity paired with moving passages of melodic and emotional movements. These latter type of passages are often accentuated by the secret weapon bassist/synth player Brian Rush and one cannot help but wonder how many hours he spent studying Death records like Individual Thought Patterns to perfect the art of perfect accentuation.

Other highlights include the post solo almost thrashy devastation of the 4 minute plus mark of “Undaunted Hereafter” which then drops to half time and really mines the riffing for every drop of blood. Fucking outstanding section which then evolves into the dissonant longing of the “Disenthralled” intro.

This band is simply intimidating in their range and skill level without becoming so tech that it is annoying, somehow keeping things feeling evil and old school influenced but nonetheless displaying the kind of chops that would even make dudes like Archspire or Inanimate Existence probably take notice and give them props.

My only gripe is that in some places the mixes feel uneven or some things are a little too loud or brittle, but overall this shit is pure fire. My favorite is the cinematic, monstrous “Fracturing Proclivity” which really allows Pierce Williams to fucking destroy on the drums and show ungodly levels of talent that will have drum nerds gleefully oozing body fluids over this release.

The Ivory Crux artwork is also super dope, like some sci-fi horror realm comic book nightmare-scape or how the interior of Mars should have looked on Invincible as the parasitic cephalopods’ bedroom.

“Despot Of Amorphic Dominions” is as Lovecraftian a song title as you are ever likely to discover, whether the band meant that or not. Awesome name, though I am now hearing the Beastie Boys say ,”She’s Lovecrafty, She’s Just My Type” and that means it is medicine time. This song will make Gorguts and Grogus fans weep with joy whilst also achieving hallucinatory states of intense prog around 3:40 that Enslaved fans will appreciate.

This band knows how to write super addictive and intricate passages that astound without overwhelming and the repeat listening factor is huge as there is always more to discover, but somehow they still feel like songs and not showboating. Perhaps because the overall emphasis remains on the FEEL of the WHOLE experience rather than the ‘ooh, lookey what I can do’ of each section…ironically allowing them to get away with more insane shit somehow in the process!

Many hails to this band. I can’t imagine how long it took to memorize or chart all this shit! Much respect for sure. Lots of heart and talent. And again… a monstrously impressive new record for fans of old school and technical skill with actual emotional moments as well.