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Great news as CAVE IN sign to Relapse Records

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 9:07 AM (PST)

Photo Credit: David Robinson

Massachusetts legends CAVE IN have signed to Relapse Records and will release a new full-length album in 2022. In conjunction with the signing, CAVE IN has re-released nearly their entire digital catalog including studio albums, compilations and various live/demo material. The catalog includes Until Your Heart StopsJupiterTides of TomorrowWhite Silence and more! A full digital release list is available below. Stay tuned for more CAVE IN news including physical releases of the band’s classic catalog.

 

CAVE IN comments on the signing:

“Cave In and Relapse have been on each other’s radar since the early days, when we’d visit Philly on a regular basis to play shows. They’ve witnessed our wild trajectory as a band firsthand, and having that historical connection with such a powerfully eclectic label is really something special. Massive thanks to everyone at Relapse for honoring our catalog, while fueling the incentive to create new music and continue onward.”

Additionally, two new CAVE IN shirts are available based on classic designs with more to come in the near future. Order the two new CAVE IN shirts HERE.

CAVE IN currently has two confirmed live performances at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on December 1 and 2. Stay tuned for more tour updates.

Listen and order CAVE IN’s discography on Bandcamp HERE.

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UNDEROATH release “Damn Excuses” track

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 9:01 PM (PST)

Underoath have released their first new single since 2018 full-length, Erase Me. The band have been pent up and were eager to release this bad boy, by the sound of it.

Self-recorded and produced at guitarist Tim McTague’s studio, new track “Damn Excuses” can be streamed below.

Keyboardist Chris Dudley comments on the track: “This song came out of nowhere for us. In hindsight, it probably stems emotionally from the anxiousness that a year of isolation will give you, and that ‘wanting-to-explode’ feeling came out with zero effort. It was therapeutic. This is us ready to get back into a loud room with sweaty people and experience something real together.”

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Welcome, folx and fuckers.

Trying to survive all the hellish Dr. Luke complicit trash (seriously, fuck all the enablers at Prescription Songs and all the waffling, desperate artists who work with them and then play dumb or downplay the harm) playing at my night job by thinking about if the alleged Ed Sheeran death metal album will be called dE(a)d Sheeran. Where my royalties at? Use that shit, Ed.

I have to say that the Taskmaster debate surrounding Black Widow is fucking dumb af. The movie was excellent, one of the better Marvel films for action, tragedy, bonding and humor. The cast dynamics were compelling and well done. Anyone annoyed about the Taskmaster reveal comes off as a sexist clown to me. It made PERFECT sense for this film, Taskmaster now being a horrifying summation of the sexism and control of the terrifying Red Room. And I guess y’all really don’t get this whole multiverse thing? Stop whining. I am sure out there somewhere is your more comics accurate Green Arrow meets Crossbones looking He-Man bodied Tony Masters who has nowhere near as compelling a reason for why he is powered.

The real controversy should be the cognitive dissonance between the themes of protecting innocence and female empowerment of the film and the fact that ScarJo fucking supports Woody unrepentant slimebag Allen. But instead we have fan boys whining that Taskmaster pulled a cool ass Samus Aran reveal.

Let’s go to the metal videotape. This is your very own Warner (Power)Wolf speaking! I know that is too old a reference for some of y’all.

In Flames will no longer appear on the “Metal Tour of the Year,” featuring Megadeth, Lamb Of God, and Trivium. “In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision to not join the Metal Tour of The Year,” explained In Flames.

Hatebreed have now been swapped onto the bill to replace In Flames. The current itinerary is listed HERE.

Honestly, with all due respect to In Flames, Hatebreed are going to tear up this tour so fucking hard and it isn’t going to be pretty. This is going to be a killer line-up still and Hatebreed will have a chance to clobber people into putting more respect on Weight Of The False Self‘s underappreciated name. Stoked!

Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe comments: “It’s been far too long since we got together to do our thing— by ‘we’ I mean bands, road crew, bus drivers, truck drivers, local venue staff, vendors, audience, parking lot attendants, the freaking janitors- the whole damn enchilada. ALL OF US. TOGETHER. Everyone has been waiting, but the time has come to put the puzzle back together— I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been more ready to hit the road with lamb of god. See y’all in a few months with Megadeth, Trivium, and now Hatebreed. Over a year with no live music? These shows are gonna be INSANE…”

In other news, Korn have announced that Suicidal Tendencies bass player Ra Diaz will accompany them on their upcoming summer tour, as Korn bassist Fieldy takes time off “to heal.” This is going to be awesome and Ra Diaz is a tremendous talent who ought to own that shit completely. An inspired choice- and from another huge West Coast band. Glad also that Fieldy is focusing on self care. That actually shows strength to acknowledge. Get well soon, holmes.

The group had the following to say: “We appreciate your kind words of support in response to the recent tour update about Fieldy. While our brother takes some time to heal, we wanted to let you know that we are bringing our friend Ra Diaz from Suicidal Tendencies out with us this summer to fill in on Korn bass duties. We’ve all been rehearsing to get ready to bring the heat, and we can’t wait to see you next month.”

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PARALLAX To Perform at The Cotillion on August 26th Supporting TRIVIUM

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 3:39 PM (PST)

Wichita’s modern metal act PARALLAX have announced a brand new live show date! They’ll be playing at The Cotillion in Wichita, KS on Thursday August 26 supporting TRIVIUM along with Revisionist. Tickets are on sale now here.

“We’re super stoked to be playing with Trivium and our friends in Revisionist on August 26th. The Cotillion aka “The Round Mound of Sound” is hands down one of the best places to play in Wichita. I’m really happy that they are back up and running. The guys In Trivium always put on a hell of a show, it’s  going to be awesome sharing the stage with them,” states guitarist Jason Catlett.

PARALLAX released their new full length album, Awaken earlier this year on Fine Swine Records. Telling a chilling story about a protagonist finding himself infected with a demonic parasite that brings about the total destruction of planet Earth; Awaken takes its listeners on a deep dive into a sonic multiverse that encompasses the bands  many influences while yielding a fully original experience.

The new album was self produced, recorded & mixed by guitarist Jason Catlett & Parallax at Magnitude Creative Recording Studio in Wichita, KS. Mastering duties for Awaken were handled by legendary mastering engineer, Alan Douches at West Studios in NY. The full length album is available now on all digital music platforms.

Awaken Tracklist:
1. Awaken
2. Descent
3. Sleep
4. Solstice
5. Blood Moon
6. Hands
7. Symbiotic
8. Esoteric

Prior to taking the stage at The Cotillion on August 26th; PARALLAX will perform at Blunt Force Trauma Fest, a virtual mini-festival experience presented by Ebony Jeanette PR and Metal Assault Records. Stream the premiere of Blunt Force Trauma Fest on YouTube.com/ebonyjeanette. Airing July 16, 2021 at 8pm Eastern.

Photo: Reid Haithcock

WATCH: “Your Crucifixion” (Official Music Video)

PREORDER: Dream of Ascension

Metallic hardcore band Tooth and Claw announced the impending release debut full-length, titled Dream of Ascension, via Good Fight Music on May 21st. The group also shared the scathing lead single “Your Crucifixion” and the accompanying music video via a premiere with Decibel Magazine. On the track, the band mixes pissed-off hardcore with hints of death metal, twisting menacing riffs in with plenty of groove before launching into an eerie chorus. Despite the unchecked anger found on the single and throughout the album, the band says, “Believe it or not, Your Crucifixion might be the most optimistic, uplifting song on our LP.”

Formed during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders of Spring 2020, Tooth and Claw features Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, Sect), Daniel Austin (Die Young), James Chang (Undying, Catharsis, Sect), and Cameron Joplin (Magnitude) exploring new realms of aggression. On their debut album, Dream of Ascension, Tooth and Claw skirt the typical tropes found in hardcore by mixing their bludgeoning attacks with sinister melodies, achieving a balance of innovation and pure aggression. Watch the video for “Your Crucifixion” here and preorder the album Dream of Ascension here.

Tracklist:
1. Dream of Ascension
2. Your Crucifixion
3. Time’s Desire
4. Seventy Times Seven
5. Kiss of Night
6. Arrival
7. Torn in Half
8. Spiritual Lust
9. Ravage

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Las Vegas metalcore veterans DISTINGUISHER have released a music video for their emotionally charged new single “We All Suffer” at Metal Injection HERE. A direct follow up to their well received track “Nothing Is Real” – released in March – the song sees the group showcasing their full dynamic range and melodic abilities with Metal Injection commenting “Combining heavy, nu-metal influenced groove, powerful vocals, and chilling melodies, with a solid bit of djent at the end, Distinguisher pulls together all the best elements of metalcore in a fresh way.”

The group elaborated on the thought process behind “We All Suffer” saying, “We All Suffer” directly follows up a track we released 3 weeks ago titled “Nothing Is Real.” The idea of making two songs with accompanying music videos that tie in together was something we’ve talked about doing for a very long time. The goal of this release I think stemmed from wanting to showcase the contrast of the band. We want people to know that we will continue to push the extremes of our sound, whether it’s heavy, more melodic, or even more nu-metal influenced. Both titles were meant to be blunt and painfully inevitable. While “Nothing Is Real” touches on the perception of life and the anxieties that come with it, “We All Suffer” simply states the inevitable in that we will all one day be gone, and that’s something I’ve continued to struggle with the older I get. “We All Suffer” lyrically is filled mainly with questions that I personally feel never get answered in life, and the song’s overwhelming sense of emotion was very much centered around the chorus. I’ll never forget the night Josh and I locked in what would be the main vocal melody, the rest of the song came together so naturally from there. We’re all incredibly proud of the music we continue to make, but we all individually stand by this being our favorite Distinguisher song to date, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”

“We All Suffer” is part of DISTINGUISHER’s 2 track release Nothing Is Real / We All Suffer which sees the group deftly alternating between raw, punishing aggression, soaring choruses, and mosh pit inducing groove while never straying from their highly emotional and fearlessly honest lyrical content. The effort leaves listeners in no doubt that DISITINGUISHER are at the very forefront of metalcore’s new crop of bands that are pushing the genre further than ever before.

Guess Dr. Manhattan decided he needed a little Man Cave Love Shack

France’s Pathfinders are ready to make first contact with the landing of their debut album Ares Vallis via label Music-Records on April 16, 2021.

Just like the NASA space probe “Mars Pathfinder” that their name is originated from, Pathfinders are embarking on an encounter of the metal kind. Entering the Ares Vallis, the band is rooted in a primary sound of groove metal, but introduces fans into an astronomical discovery of twelve tracks assembled with progressive, thrashy, djenty, and melodic tones.

The band adds:

“We are fascinated with space exploration, especially following recent odysseys to the red planet. We believe it may be the next step in humanity’s evolution of uncovering what this universe holds. This is an album of us telling stories on adventures to and from Mars.”

The band’s lead single “Damned Earth” was released earlier this year, and it immediately crushes everything in its path, leading an assault with speed and breakdowns, along with a tinge of hardcore tendencies mixed with accelerating quantum force.

Fans of bands such as Lamb of God, Periphery, Parkway Drive, and In Flames will be intrigued to enter the undiscovered metal terrain that Pathfinders are offering up.

Pathfinders was formed in 2018 and consist of the Gaucher brothers Jérémy (Bass) and Romain (Guitar) with Jérémy Barthélémy (Drums), Benjamin Daguet (Guitar), and Clément Levy (Vocals).

“Damned Earth” can be heard on the following links:
YouTube: https://youtu.be/ujmLEJ4tFu0
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2OP2Ivv

“Ares Vallis” will be available on all digital platforms via Music-Records on April 16, 2021.
CD pre-order here.

Digital download of single “Damned Earth” on Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal here.

Fun Fact: The album title “Ares Vallis” is named after an outflow channel on Mars, which appears to have been carved by fluids, perhaps water.

Metalcore Band Ventruss Release” “Talladega”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6:52 AM (PST)

Searching the Bayou for Olaf?

“Talladega” is here from metalcore band Ventruss (not to be confused with Asajj Ventress), a snappy and energetic new single from the Louisiana crew. Sure, you have your semi-standard metalcore dudes in a field yelling and headbanging scenes but also some car porn, some flirtation with rap metal and some big melodies as well. The song deals with overcoming insecurity, but the band seem quite confident.

Check out the video below.

GOD OF NOTHING release the vertigo inducing “Locust”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:33 AM (PST)

Real heavy and dissonant furniture smashery today via deathcore band GOD OF NOTHING‘s new single “Locust”. Love the uneasy and queasy intro leads over the churning, mosh ready hate fest (and the weird af Korn-esque possessed serial killer janitor in a mop closet rubbing his bloody hands together vocals around 2:30).

When asked about the song, Vocalist and songwriter Ritz Holsclaw had this to say “This song is for people that feel alone and left in the dark. It’s a statement letting people know, it’s okay to not be okay. Our friend Adam Mercer is a personal friend that we felt would best fit this song with his experience of struggle. Just know, it’s okay to not be okay.”

Well, that fits with my murderer alone in the dark impression! And it is ok not to be ok, though this song doesn’t sound like Demi Lovato and Marshmello (no hate, I love that song). But yeah, this might not make you feel that much better as this shit is fuckin’ bleak! But we all need to vent those kind of emotions sometimes as well!

An upcoming LP just announced by the band is called Vicious Cycle which is due out March 12 Worldwide on LEGEND Recordings. This is a great label that is also home to acts we adore such as September Mourning, Karma Kids and Paralandra, to name a few.

“Locust” also features Adam Mercer of A Wake In Providence. All pre-orders include 3 instant downloads of already released tracks “Burn” and “Sledge” as well!

Pre-order bundles are available right now at

https://www.legendshop.co/category/god-of-nothing

CALIBAN to release German-language album ‘Zeitgeister’

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 6:41 AM (PST)

One of my personal favorite metalcore bands ever, Germany’s CALIBAN have released many rock solid examples of the genre and worked hard to keep the sound both meaningful and alive in the scene through hard work and valuable, emotionally resonant material. They balance heavy and catchy better than most bands doing that contrast, as well.

Now the band are doing something cool I think they ought to be applauded for, re-recording a bunch of tunes in their native German. I think it is problematic when band’s feel like they can only sing in English because of capitalism and the market share. Hey, wasn’t “Despacito”  like the biggest YouTube played video ever? Maybe we should be encouraging more education and culture exchange rather than normalizing English constantly being centered?

From the press release:

It took German metalcore vets, CALIBAN, recording a cover of Rammstein’s “Sonne” to realize that their native tongue was a seamless fit with their time-tempered collision of punishing riffs and Andreas Dörner’s urgent vocals. With fans hungry for the Essen-borne quintet to record an album exclusively in German, the band simply said, “Why not?”, and Zeitgeister, which will be released on May 14th, was born.

11 genre-defining LPs deep into their career, the band’s vision for the album came naturally – a career retrospective and deep-dive into CALIBAN favorites that haven’t had been seen live in some time.

“It wasn’t an easy decision, but once we allowed us to make them as different from the originals as we felt it was needed it came fairly naturally”, explains guitarist and main songwriter Marc Görtz. Of course, some updating was necessary when it came to translating the songs to German. “It turned out to be surprisingly tricky,” states Dörner. “While I feel more at home with my native German it made it a lot more complicated, as I had more options to phrase something.”

Formed in 1997, CALIBAN’s legacy has been a tireless one, touring the globe and sharing stages with the likes of Kreator, Killswitch Engage and Dark Tranquillity just to mention a few. Zeitgeister was a welcome homecoming. With the help of long-running producer Benjamin Richter (Moonspell, Emil Bulls) CALIBAN hand-picked seven tracks to bring new life to:

“Trauma” (feat. Matthi from Nasty, originally “Arena Of Concealment”)
“Herz” (originally “I Will Never Let You Down”)
“Ausbruch nach Innen” (originally “Tyranny Of Small Misery”)
“Feuer, zieh’ mit mir” (originally “Between The Worlds”)
“Nichts ist für immer” (originally “All I Gave”)
“Intoleranz” (originally “Intolerance”)
“Mein Inferno” (originally “My Little Secret”)
“Zeitgeister” also boasts a new track, “nICHts”.
Stay tuned for Pre Orders and more info!

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Portland spiritual metalcore band FALLSTAR have released a new song from their upcoming Facedown release (and fourth album)  Sunbreather. The first really huge sounding melodic yet heavy song I have heard in 2021, I found it a gripping blend of styles with commercial appeal via the excellent and hard to pull off performance by Chris Ratzlaff but still anchored strongly to the underground.

Band Spotlight: Auteur

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM (PST)

Auteur are a mysterious and electrifying band from the West Coast who merge metalcore and rock influences for a chaotic but catchy sound. Before & After is a must hear and explosive record that fans of ETID, The Bled, Septa, The Bronx, etc. will likely eat up like free blueberry waffles. Don’t just take our word for it. Get the syrup outta your ears and go listen! 11 tracks that show a passionate band really going for it. FAVE SONG: “Strawmen”

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Greg Puciato releases “Don’t Wanna Deal” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 9:50 AM (PST)

Greg Puciato, whose recent streaming event, “Fuck Content,” merged the worlds of recording and performance, has released a video for “Don’t Wanna Deal” (https://youtu.be/h9A1nVA-O5Q), a song whose creation was chronicled in the film.

Puciato said of the new track: “I ‘Don’t Wanna Deal’ with having to come up with something to say about this song or video clip so I’m not gonna.”

The 16-track Fuck Content album features five new songs not available on Puciato’s critically-acclaimed solo debut, Child Soldier: Creator of God, as well as live versions of ten of the album tracks. While all vinyl variants have now sold out, a collectible Blu-ray is currently available, as are limited-edition, Jesse Draxler-designed merch items (https://federalprisoner.shop/). Both the film and album are available digitally, with downloads available directly via the Federal Prisoner webstore, and album streams available across all major platforms.

Fuck Content is a reflection of where Puciato is in his post-The Dillinger Escape Plan life. He recently celebrated the release of Killer Be Killed’s sophomore album, Reluctant Hero, with the band landing on the covers of both Revolver and Kerrang!. The album also debuted atop the iTunes Rock and Metal charts. His solo debut, Child Soldier: Creator of God, arrived the previous month, with Consequence of Sound saying the 15-song album delivers “an experimental yet heavy sound that echoes Puciato’s versatility as an artist.” Puciato released four videos to accompany the release: “Do You Need Me to Remind You?” (https://youtu.be/d7Iaw_wjhaY), “A Pair of Questions” (https://youtu.be/VgCMGAvurl0), “Deep Set” (https://youtu.be/sJhPsE6K5t0), and “Fire For Water” (https://youtu.be/kcq8ooRTRpw). In addition to writing and recording two high profile releases, Puciato surprised fans at the end of last year by joining Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell for a pair of special performances.

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Powerful crossover act Extinction A.D. have released a menacing metallic EP of hardcore covers, their first music to be released since 2018’s excellent Decimation Treaty. The tracks are all covers of American Hardcore bands from the 1980s including DRI, Youth Brigade and The Dead Kennedys. I am especially liking the “Reaganomics” cover as a timely reminder of how trickle down has always been empty promises/so much piss.

“Early 80’s American hardcore is one of, if not my favorite era of music,” says vocalist and guitarist Rick Jimenez. “I’ve always wanted to pay homage to it. Doing it through the lens of Extinction A.D. was not just a lot of fun, but put focus on how much things haven’t changed since the Reagan era of the united states.”

Check out It’s About Time That We Had A Change. It is well worth your time as the election looms.

I have to admit I wondered, like many, if Steve Tinnon could fill Tim’s big shoes as vocalist in beloved technical metalcore stalwarts WITHIN THE RUINS. They are one of the metalcore bands I have most enjoyed over the years and have plugged often in various publications. Happy to report that this new material is massive and as crazy as ever. I cautiously say it, but “Black Heart” might even be the catchiest song they have ever written with HUGE potential due to this head snapping riffage like Within The Ruins channeled “Thunderstruck” on meth and just an unbelievable level of confidence projected by the whole group! It’s maniacal and will make fans optimistic again about the group’s future. Tinnon seems downright possessed.

Here’s hoping when shows return that they still incorporate older material in the live set as well, though. Gotta mix it up!

The track comes by way of the band’s impending full-length of the same name, set for release via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music on November 27th. A lot of music writers are gonna be scrambling to add this to some lists, I’ll wager.

Black Heart will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats. For preorder options, visit THIS LOCATION.

Comments Tinnon of the track and accompanying video, “We’re extremely excited to release the video for the title track to our new album, Black Heart! We really enjoyed making this one and getting to tell a bit more of the story behind the music. It’s a very angry, personal song, and a lot of the tracks stem from what it’s about. It’s an important track in regards to the overall theme of the record, and we couldn’t be happier with how the video turned out!”

 

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