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The moment some of us (and others definitely weren’t waiting) is here as notorious pranksters Limp Bizkit are back with the “Dad Vibes” unleashed on the masses. Frankly, if you were a hater this song isn’t going to change your mind. If you like things like fun and can allow that the band is basically a funny, larger than life meme for Nu Metal excess at this point…it is a fucking good time (with a Sabotage-copped look and a hallway/hood pass).

Also happy to report that despite some concerns it seems Fred says “sad” and not a homophobic slur in the chorus, so we will be bumping this today in celebration. Welcome back, dudes. Hope this crushes the charts and Marilyn Manson gets mad cuz Wes Borland is out there living his best life.

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Alt metal goofballs Twelve Foot Ninja have released a stompy new nu metal song called “Over and Out” with Jinjer‘s skilled vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk. The result is something everyone from Faith No More to Coal Chamber fans could rock with, a melodic and sturdy hard charger about life being worth living. The track is the third preview of their forthcoming album (Vengeance, out Oct. 15 via Volkanik Music).

“The song is an ode to the complicated relationship we have with our own mortality and how death can seem like the arms of a lover beckoning us to an early demise,” explains singer Kin Etik. “The French first coined the phrase ‘l’appel du vide,’ which is the feeling of wondering what it would be like to jump in front of a truck or to jump off a cliff. It translates into English as the ‘call of the void.’ The phenomenon is actually a positive affirmation that by not answering the call you unequivocally choose life.”

On inviting Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmayluk to work with the band on “Over and Out”: “We wanted someone who could represent the lyric ‘the devil in my blood’ – both the darkness and the light. Tatiana embodies what we needed for this track perfectly so asking her to feature on it was a no brainer. Her band Jinjer and Twelve Foot Ninja have played together a number of times and we instantly connected the first time we met in the Ukraine capital Kyiv. We’ve since tom to respect Tatiana as a musician and as a human so we’re stoked she’s agreed to jump on this track.”

photo credit: Alex Lopez

“When the TFN guys asked me to feature on one of their new tracks, I immediately said yes without even hearing it!” says Tatiana. “The song and video were a lot of fun and very different from anything I’ve done with Jinjer… it’s a great pleasure to be an honorary member of the Twelve Foot Ninja clan now!”

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Tom Morello pushes his horizons further yet again with an awesome alt rock collab with experimental dream pop artists Phantogram. I couldn’t bother to find the mental strength needed to jump in the watery sewage required to blog about the ridiculous Nirvana lawsuit, so here is something way more inspiring instead.

“Driving To Texas” is soothes yet is uneasy, like a narcotic mirage haze hiding true crime deep dives or a missing town. It calls to mind unfinished business or distant hopes and will haunt you like an old regret pulling you in even as you have your foot on the gas.

“I changed my state to replicate the blackness of the blood you drew” is an awesome fucking line.

Next up from #TheAtlasUndergroundFire 🔥

“DRIVING TO TEXAS (feat. Phantogram) is a dark journey, a struggle for a tortured soul. The vocals, the sound textures, even the guitar solo evoke a terrifying counter reality where the road to the abyss beckons sweetly. I’d worked with Josh on the 2018 Atlas Underground album and was thrilled when Phantogram reached out to collaborate again. Sarah’s voice is haunting and beautiful and Josh’s production is so fresh and eerie.” -Tom Morello

Listen to Driving To Texas ft Phantogram – out now: smarturl.it/TMDrivingToTexas

TETRARCH release “Stich Me Up” official video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 2:44 AM (PST)

If you ever wondered what it might look like if the Nolanverse Scarecrow was bullied in school, the new video from buzz band of the moment TETRARCH has got your Nu Metalcore social anxiety fix covered…in rage and rags! The Unstable release continues to have the power to draw in new listeners in droves and I have a feeling this will be a pretty major gateway band for a new generation of kids into heavy music. Which is not to say by “gateway” that they suck but rather that they will probably open a world of heavy to some people who are gonna need it, and that is a great thing. Whereas “Negative Noise” had kind of a Linkin Korn Chamber vibe going on, this one leans more towards Korn on the Core, lol.

Get your boogie on.

Lead guitarist Diamond Rowe says: “Shooting the video for ‘Stitch Me Up’ was super fun and we are honestly thrilled with how it came out. The way the storyline was shot has such a cinematic feel to it and the finished product just looks awesome. The theme of this video is kind of about being an outcast in your everyday life. You can sometimes feel like a complete freak when it seems like no one else sees things the same way that you do or has common interests, but finally meeting up with people that are like you can make you feel safe and whole. It reminds me a lot of all of us in the heavy music community and how we may be looked at in strange ways, but when we’re all together we are just one big happy family sharing our love of music.”

 

In the wake of the Matt Damon self-own and the All That Remains singer not getting why normalizing the F slur “in another context” is still harmful, it was concerning to hear the new Limp Bizkit song “Dad Vibes” kind of sound like it drops the F slur in the chorus. It is hard to make out.

Does Fred say ‘Sag’ or ‘FxG’ in the chorus? The infamous Nu Metal band’s set at Lollapalooza was fun and almost weirdly wholesome, the part with Durst in full Beastie Boys “Sabotage”-mode dancing with the sign language guy was frankly endearing. So I hope the new song played to the crowd over the PA didn’t blow all that up. And that Fred isn’t planning to smirk and say he meant a cigarette or some shit. We aren’t going back to the ’87 Cro-Mags bullshit.

It would especially piss me off as I was just defending Bizkit as John Scher’s unfair scapegoats for all the many problems of Woodstock ’99 in the new HBO documentary. Scher is a complete gaslighting shitbag throughout the doc (and I am a lifelong Woodstock kid who grew up there). Scher also victim blames women for their assaults as if nudity was, y’know, never a thing at Woodstocks. Fuck off.

But back to the present…Frankly, after DaBaby rightfully was dropped for horrible Aids comments, it would be pretty racist to let Limp play if they were gonna just play a song that uses the word ‘F+g’ in the fucking chorus to a huge crowd of adrenalized potential Delta carriers, but what do I know?

Other than that, the set was pretty off the hook and so I hope I am wrong. “My Generation” will always be a bop.

Anyway, stream “Industry Baby” , Russian Circles (I remember when Underoath supported George Bush, yuck) and Apricitas, ttys.

By now it is safe to say most metal fans are counting down the days to August 27th when the new Jinjer release drops. The band have always been cool but the new material finds them considerably upping their game, technicality, intensity and emotional impact to new heights and dark depths. You’d have to be a pretty cynical fucking snob to not be able to grab ahold of some of the intensity of this banger and get taken for a thrill ride. Precision, groove, melody and even some Gojira-worthy clobber…it’s all there!

Jinjer state: “With years getting older, we often realize that the world around us is far from what we expected it to be. Through the eyes of a kid everything seemed way more colorful, better and optimistic, didn’t it? When did it all turn wrong? When did it all turn so gray? Is this really the world’s fault? Or it is only about us chasing the wrong goals… the wrong careers, ambitions and achievements, rather than embracing one important truth… Rephrasing John Lennon, if one chases something else other than happiness, then they didn’t understand life at all …”

No word yet from Tatiana Shmaylyuk and company if, as Sepultura and Metropolis have taught us, the “Mediator” Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart. We’re too dumb from headbanging right now to be philosophical!

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RIP Bryan St. Pere of HUM

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 3:24 PM (PST)

Devastated to report that Bryan St. Pere of HUM has died. I had to hibernate after I heard the news today. The band are a huge influence on my life and have been for years, always better than anything that came after them and many of their “peers” from the formative years. I’m honestly too sad to write about it at the moment in depth. Just vibing quietly alone to “Waves” off Inlet and thinking of all the years they have been important to me and the memories attached, etc. I didn’t know him or any of the band but they are legends in my pantheon. Bryan was the perfect combination of supportive percussive bedrock, stylish but controlled flourish and hard hitting chops. My heart goes out to all those who loved Bryan. Eternal Hails, to quote Darkthrone.

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KING WOMAN releases “Psychic Wound” video

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

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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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 ALIEN WEAPONRY have returned, announcing the release of their upcoming sophomore album, Tangaroa, out September 17, 2021 via Napalm Records! The first track has big melodies and an obvious Korn influence. Like Gojira, the band have also opted not to discuss stupid shit during this time of unprecedented environmental threat and are instead focusing on world issues for this song – illegal fishing practices. Through raising this awareness, ALIEN WEAPONRY hope to support the important work and efforts of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. If you recently watched Seaspiracy but that wasn’t somehow enough to make you stop eating fish, maybe this video will at least empower you to donate. 

 

Lead vocalist and guitarist Lewis de Jong says about the track:
“We decided to write this song about how the ocean is being suffocated by humans and their waste. The ocean is an important part of my life, and it’s important to protect it.”

 

Drummer Henry de Jong adds:
“‘Tangaroa’ is a heavy and angry message about how we are destroying the ocean with pollution and overfishing. The video ties in with this message, with us drowning in plastic conveying the struggle of ocean life.”

 

Henry de Jong says about Tangaroa:
“The album is tied together with the message of ‘Tangaroa’ – the whole album is more a snapshot of the band’s brains during the writing process. We have also written songs that are about some of our first tūpuna (ancestors) who were here in Āotearoa (New Zealand). Hatupatu, who is very famous in Māori history, as well as Īhenga, who named a number of places in Āotearoa during his travels.”

 

Lewis de Jong adds about the album’s artwork and thematic details:
“The album is named after the track ‘Tangaroa’, and we went with this theme on the artwork. The album is drawn from some new experiences we’ve had as well as some ancient Māori tales. I think we have stepped things up from the last album.”

 

Bassist Tūranga Morgan-Edmonds also adds:
“This album’s use of even more traditional Māori sounds and styles is a very exciting step forward for us.”

 

Tangaroa tracklisting:
1. Titokowaru
2. Hatupatu
3. Ahi Kā
4. Tangaroa
5. Unforgiving
6. Blinded
7. Kai Whatu
8. Crooked Monsters
9. Buried Underground
10. Dad
11. Īhenga
12. Down The Rabbit Hole

IGORRR to tour with VOWWS, MELT BANANA

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:47 AM (PST)

Next February/March, Igorrr will embark on a North American headlining tour, featuring Melt-Banana and Vowws as support. This package is the most exciting pairing of weird ass bands that I love in a long time. I am stoked that it might cause them all to really lean into their quirks.

Dubbed “Spirituality and Distortion North American Tour 2022”, this will be the first stateside trek in support of Igorrr‘s critically acclaimed album, Spirituality And Distortion, released in March 2020.

Igorrr‘s Gautier Serre comments: “This period of Covid has drove us totally insane, but we are excited to finally play this US tour! New show, new music and new people on stage – can’t wait to finally play ‘Spirituality and Distortion’ on stage! This will be a historic time for us.”

See below for all dates!

Igorrr “Spirituality and Distortion North American Tour 2022” dates
w/ Melt-Banana, Vowws

Feb. 17, 22 – Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
Feb. 18, 22 – Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
Feb. 19, 22 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Feb. 21, 22 – Come And Take It Live! – Austin, TX
Feb. 22, 22 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Feb. 23, 22 – Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
Feb. 25, 22 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Feb. 26, 22 – Hell @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Feb. 27, 22 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Feb. 28, 22 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Mar. 2, 22 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Mar. 3, 22 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Mar. 4, 22 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC
Mar. 5, 22 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
Mar. 6, 22 – WC Social Club – West Chicago, IL
Mar. 8, 22 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
Mar. 10, 22 – The Crocodile Showroom – Seattle, WA
Mar. 11, 22 – The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Mar. 12, 22 – Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
Mar. 14, 22 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 15, 22 – The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA

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Mr. Bungle have released The Night They Came Home (Ipecac Recordings), their NorCal band’s first live album. The 14-song album, accompanied by a physical-only film release, captures the band’s Halloween 2020 livestream event, and features the new live video for “Eracist” (https://youtu.be/TUSUlCBE0BQ).

“‘Eracist’ is a unique song in the Raging Wrath book,” explains Trevor Dunn. “There was no initial demo, only a ‘moshy’ riff that Patton had come up with in the ’80s that Trey somehow remembered. Once that was unearthed Patton completed the tune with a double-time bridge and some lyrics about erasure and denial. It seems to me that it somehow feels contemporary while fitting in with our teenage songwriting style. I guess that’s because it was written over a span of 35 years! You may notice that it’s one of the only songs on the ‘demo’ that actually has a vocal melody. Back in the ’80s we were mostly thinking about drums & guitar, which of course, is really all that metal is about.”

The Night They Came Home finds Mr. Bungle performing songs from their recently released album, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo. The two-hour film, directed by Jack Bennett, is available on CD + Blu-Ray, CD + DVD, and VHS, while the album is also available digitally. The Blu-Ray/DVD iterations feature Bungle’s performance, Neil Hamburger’s opening set, three official music videos (“Raping Your Mind,” “Eracist,” and “Sudden Death”), as well as extended behind-the-scenes footage including several surprise cameos. The VHS release, limited to 1000 collectible copies, is an edited, performance-only portion of the film.

The band performs at Riot Fest (Chicago) in September. The festival marks the first time Mike Patton has pulled double-duty on the same bill, with both Mr. Bungle and Faith No More playing the festival.

“The Night They Came Home” track list:

  1. Won’t You Be My Neighbor (Mr. Rogers cover)
  2. Anarchy Up Your Anus
  3. Raping Your Mind
  4. Bungle Grind
  5. Methematics
  6. Hell Awaits/Summer Breeze (Slayer/Seals & Croft medley/cover)
  7. Eracist
  8. World Up My Ass (Circle Jerks cover)
  9. Glutton For Punishment
  10. Hypocrites/Habla Español O Muere (S.O.D. cover)
  11. Spreading The Thighs of Death
  12. Loss for Words (Corrosion of Conformity cover)
  13. Sudden Death
  14. Loss of Control (Van Halen cover)

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.”

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).

MUDVAYNE reunion!

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:32 AM (PST)
They’re baaaaaaaaaaaack!

 

Groove/alt-metal fan types can thrill today as the long rumored and hoped for MUDVAYNE reunion becomes tangible fact!

Ryan was one of my favorite interviews years ago for Crusher Magazine and I saw the dudes destroy Ozzfest in Connecticut one year as a giant mud fight raged, one of the most memorable and intense live performances I ever saw at a large festival. Their odd aesthetic, intense musicianship and energy has been missed!

 

A cryptic message about evolving through shrooms (or something) was paired with some glitchy footage on the band’s Facebook.

And did I mention…show dates?!!

The brooding nu metal titans have announced that they’re indeed reuniting after a 12-year hiatus AND will be performing at all four Danny Wimmer Presents U.S. festivals in 2021

These symptoms suggested that our evolution, I suppose, from the animal kingdom into human kingdom itself was catalyzed or triggered by our encounter with these hallucinogenics, and… Yes, we are an ape with a symbiotic relationship to a mushroom, and that has given us self reflection, language, religion, and all the spectrum of effects that flow from these things And one can only wonder how these hallucinogens might effect our future evolution as well They have brought us to this point and as we make our relationship to them conscious, we may be able to take control of our future evolutionary path

 

~~ MudDvAyNe 2021 ~~
Inkcarceration
September 10 – 12

 

Aftershock
October 7 – 10

 

Louder Than Life
September 23 – 26

 

Welcome To Rockville
November 11 – 14

Mudvayne formed in 1996 and has sold over six million records worldwide, earning Gold certification for three albums (L.D. 50, The End Of All Things To Come, Lost and Found). The band is known for their sonic experimentation, innovative album art, face and body paint, masks and uniforms. Mudvayne is Chad Gray (vocals), Greg Tribbett (guitar, backing vocals), Matthew McDonough (drums, synthesizer) and Ryan Martinie (bass).

Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents recalls, “In our fan surveys, Mudvayne has consistently been one of the most requested bands – even though they weren’t an active band! We’ve been working for years to make this happen, so when I got the call that they’d finally take a meeting, [DWP Executive VP & Talent Buyer] Gary Spivack and I jumped at the chance to fly to Vegas. We sat down for dinner with Mudvayne, their lawyer Eric German, manager Diony Sepulveda and agent Ryan Harlacher – the band hadn’t even been in the same room together for 10 years – and pleaded our case for why the time was right for this to happen. We were hoping to announce this in 2020, we’re fortunate enough to be able to do it in 2021, and DWP is super pumped to have Mudvayne exclusively at all four of our festivals this year.”

The full list of Mudvayne performances at 2021 DWP festivals is as follows. Specific show dates and performance times will be announced later.

– Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, which takes place September 10-12 at Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. Early bird passes are on sale now. Full lineup announcement coming Tuesday, April 20 at Noon ET.

– Louder Than Life, which takes place September 23-26, 2021 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Early bird passes are on sale now.

– Aftershock – revealed as the “mystery reunion band,” performing on Saturday, October 8 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. Weekend passes are sold out, but a very limited number of single day passes are still available.

– Welcome To Rockville, which takes place November 11-14 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Early bird passes are on sale now.

Metal News: Good, Bad and Ugly (3/19/21)

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 1:14 PM (PST)

鬼 Photo credit: Robin Parsons

Greetings and happy Snyder Cut weekend. To say that the new, proper version of Justice League is better is a massive understatement. It is nice to actually see the POC in the movie have actual meaningful and important arcs. And so much better action! Bravo! The other version was way too focus grouped out of a soul and is one example (like Rise Of Skywalker) where a shorter run time and weird editing choices actually hurt the film. Snyder’s cut is literally 1,000x better and it has been awesome to see people fighting for more out of loving something rather than hating things for once. DC and Warner Bros. would be fools if they don’t make this the official canon version. Cue Wonder Woman hype theme!

But anyhow, we are here to talk metal. Lots of SHITTY stuff going on from Jon Schaffer being denied bond (that part is good, just shitty that he is a MAGA insurrectionist dipshit) to Stephen Carpenter sounding delusional enough that he could join Schaffer in Iced Earth at this rate. 9/11 happened and it is insulting af to New Yorkers to claim otherwise. I literally played CBGB’s the week it reopened and can remember the relief and catharsis of fearful New Yorkers glad to be out doing something positive after so much pain palpably.
WTF is going on where these musicians like these dudes or John Dolmayan (personally doing his best to make sure people rebrand his group System Of A Clown despite the rest of the band’s noble social justice efforts) have been all over the world and have so many opportunities to be educated but instead become conspiracy nuts, unforgivably compare BLM to the KKK or in Carpenter’s case likely smoke so much weed they literally can’t differentiate reality anymore? It is a god damn shame. I loved all those bands a lot at different points. Same for Ministry who have announced a new tour with Helmet and Front Line Assembly (more of my all time faves, sadly) but I am pretty sure Wikipedia still lists Sin Quirin in the band Ministry with no restorative justice reckoning so that is a hard pass. Some people didn’t forget about the grooming stuff just cuz everyone got distracted by Covid the last year. Everyone go watch the Woody Allen doc (God, Allen is utter gaslighting scum, IMO) if you don’t think media can’t help or harm when it comes to sweeping things aside.

Sometimes “cancel culture” (a right wing seeded talking point to focus shift) is actually about accountability, folks. I know you all want to feel super defensive because people don’t want you to tweet ableist shit or be morons or rape apologists anymore, but can everyone fuck right off?

On an even more somber note, Hearts go out today to the Underoath camp who are dealing with the tragic death of of old school guitarist Corey Steger. Our condolences and prayers go out to his surviving family and friends. He was very young and it is terribly sad. May his memory continue to shine for all those who loved him.

Man, that is a lot of depressing stuff. Let’s get to some music.

THE EMBER, THE ASH has today released “Becoming the Eidolon”, the third single to be taken from their upcoming album, Fixation. Accompanying the track, THE EMBER, THE ASH has also shared a lyric video – continuing the album’s highly stylized visual aesthetic. Born as a solo project from a musical polymath known only as 鬼, THE EMBER, THE ASH straddles the gulf between textured metalcore and symphonic black metal – not the most common combination of sub-genres. Love how confidently the track barrels in from the top.

In death metal news…April 16th, Cannibal Corpse will release their fifteenth studio album, Violence Unimagined, via Metal Blade Records. Fans can read an exclusive interview with Cannibal Corpse about Violence Unimagined and more in the May 2021 issue of Decibel Magazine, which features the band on the cover. To purchase your copy online now, please visit: https://store.decibelmagazine.com/products/may-2021-199 – or pick up an issue at newsstands starting April 7th!

Super stoked to hear a large body of material with these guys featuring Erik Rutan!

“I think the most noticeable difference on this record will be the addition of Erik to the band. He wrote three full songs for the record, music and lyrics, and his song writing and guitar playing have added something new, and I think his musical style integrated into ours very well,” Alex Webster enthuses. This is not all that he brings to the band. “He’s a great friend of ours, so on a personal level, he’s been a perfect fit, as we knew he would be. Beyond that, he’s one of the hardest working people I know, in music or otherwise, and he maintains a high energy, positive demeanor in challenging situations where other people might go in a negative direction. This energy and great attitude rubs off on the rest of us as well. That’s really a perfect situation to have when you add someone to a band, or any kind of team: someone who’s great at what they do, and also inspires the people around them.”


 

 

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