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Abbath announces new album, releases “Dream Cull” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 6:12 PM (PST)

Black metal anti-hero Abbath has released a new Francisco Munoz crafted video that finds our titular imp stomping around some gloomy terrain and bringin’ the no fux given vibes to the start of 2022. Dread Reaver will arrive on March 25th. This album art is the closest I have seen to Abbath cosplaying the Tim Curry devil Darkness from Legend, and I aint mad at it!

SYLVAINE releases “Nowhere, Still Somewhere” single

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 7:29 AM (PST)

Norwegian multi-instrumentalist SYLVAINE will be releasing her fourth studio album, Nova on March 4, 2021! The musician is now releasing the first single, “Nowhere, Still Somewhere,” which is accompanied by a hauntingly beautiful music video. The clip, which was directed by Linnea Syversen, can be found at THIS LOCATION.

SYLVAINE comments on the track and video: “‘Nowhere, Still Somewhere’ was one of the last songs I wrote for Nova and expresses the feeling of losing control, being unable to hold on to things or to move forward, despite how many efforts are made. Being a very personal song, on a very personal record, I knew the video for this song would be an intimate one, making the choice of director key. From the moment I meet Linnea Syversen, I knew she would be the perfect person to create such a special project with. Besides the help of Grayscale, who shot some amazing drone footage for us, and Hogan Mclaughlin, who lent us one of his wonderful garments, this video was created solely by Linnea and I, letting us go into this creative bubble together and spend hour upon hour shooting clips to underlie the emotional quality that ‘Nowhere, Still Somewhere’ holds. The video is fragile and strong all at once, abstract, yet touching and visually showcases the duality that is forever present in my music.”

Video Director Linnea Syversen adds: “To work with Kathrine Shepard/Sylvaine has been very inspiring and exciting. ‘Nowhere, Still Somewhere’ is touching and strong at the same time and I instantly had images popping up into my mind while listening to the song for the first time. We had some real challenging shooting days, some of which were also really cold, but Kathrine was amazingly dedicated and resilient. After this collaboration, I’m left with a lot of good memories and feel so excited to show this one off to the world.” 

Video Credits:
Video by Linnea Syversen
Drone Operator – Grayscale
Dress – Hogan Mclaughlin
Additional editing – Guilherme Henriques

The song and album are available for pre-saving on all other digital platforms HERE while the record is available for pre-orders HERE.

CYNIC preview “Diamond Light Body”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:49 AM (PST)

Paul Masdival’s CYNIC releases Ascension Codes on November 26th and the progressive rock community is awaiting it eagerly (seriously, the vinyl looks like it is going to be lovely). The band is now sharing a preview and video teaser for the track “Diamond Light Body,” featuring artwork by visionary artists, Martina Hoffmann and Robert Venosa. Design and animations by Randy Gaul and Jonatan Martinez (the latter worked with Masvidal on the Mythical Human Vessel trilogy). The full track is available on their Bandcamp to hear, incidentally.

“Diamond Light Body is a song that emerges from the ashes like a phoenix” says Paul Masvidal, Cynic founder.

Also, ICYMI: Masvidal recently shared a touching tribute to late bassist Sean Malone, who died on December 7, 2020. To commemorate Malone’s legacy, CYNIC has released a never-before-heard recorded performance of the song “Integral,” in which Malone performs fretless bass.  “Integral” was originally released as a solo guitar and vocal track on Cynic’s Re-Traced EP. The emotional tribute can be found at THIS LOCATION.

As an act of support, CYNIC is inviting fans to donate as you wish for the “Integral” song download, which comes with a guitar/bass transcription of the song and an instrumental (no bass mix) to play along with. 50 percent of proceeds will be shared with suicide prevention organizations: To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) and The Trevor Project. The remaining will go towards funding a documentary about the lives and artistry of Sean Malone and Sean Reinert.

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Der Weg Einer Freiheit release “Immortal”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1:38 PM (PST)

photo by Mario Schmitt

German black metal experimentalists Der Weg einer Freiheit will be releasing a brand new-full length, Noktvrn, on November 19 via Season of Mist! The band is now sharing the official music video for their deep, dark new track, “Immortal,” which features guest vocalist Dávid Mako of THE DEVIL’S TRADE.

DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT vocalist  Nikita Kamprad comments on the collaboration: “Early 2018, I was asked by Crippled Black Phoenix to fill in on guitars. After two shows in the Netherlands and Germany we started our journey through the eastern parts of Europe and in Budapest we were joined by a Hungarian dark singer-songwriter I never heard of back then. This was the first time I met our friend Dávid Mako aka The Devil’s Trade who’s one of those artists being able to move you to tears solely through his voice. Ever since I saw him performing his doomy folk songs for the first time I knew there’s something absolutely unique about him and on top he’s just one of the nicest and most humble human beings I know.
 
“Having finished the instrumental of the song I was pretty sure, it needed a ‘different’ kind of vocal for the verse parts. Being a song that is quite different already, combining a simple song structure with new approaches in sound design and using synthesizers for the very first time, I had a feeling to make the song even more special by giving it a guest vocal performance. Without hesitation we asked Dávid for this and he immediately accepted our invitation.”
 
We hope you are as excited about the song as we are, as after the 1st and 2nd single this is probably not the typical Der Weg einer Freiheit song you would expect!”

Dávid Mako adds: “I love Der Weg Einer Freiheit. Every single one of them. To take part in their vision is among the best things ever happened to me.”

Noktvrn‘ is available for pre-ordering in the Season of Mist shop on CD digipak, Deluxe CD + DVD box, Vinyl and Cassette HERE. Pre-save the album HERE.

Band Spotlight: ARCHSPIRE

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6:12 PM (PST)

The current “it” darlings of tech, ARCHSPIRE return with Bleed The Future! This band has not lost their edge like many others caught in a dragon chase for commercial appeal, instead absolutely destroying it on their latest release. Only Obsolete and Ophidian I even come close recently to pulling off shit this crazy and Archspire’s “Drone Corpse Aviator” by far led the pack for the fastest chops freak out of 2021, while still containing some very dynamic calm between the storm, majestic guitar parts as well. I am honestly just thrilled for these dudes that they have pulled off such a bad ass follow-up to the hard to top Relentless Mutation (2017). This moment was worth the wait and the future will take your pound of flesh one way or the other. Get on board and hold fast!

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Norwegian doom metal pioneers FUNERAL will be releasing their newest full-length, Praesentialis in Aeternum, on December 10, 2021 via Season of Mist!

The band is now sharing the massive and darkly melodic first single, “Ånd,” which features guest vocals from Lars Are Nedland (SOLEFALD/BORKNAGAR), along with an official music video that was created entirely by the band!

Pre-orders for Praesentialis in Aeternum are now live HERE. You can pre-save the record on streaming services HERE.

Icelandic Tech Death battalion OPHIDIAN I will be releasing their new album, Desolate, on July 16, making it their debut to Season of Mist! The band is now streaming the offering in its entirety ahead of Friday’s release via Metal Injection as part of their Tech Death Tuesday column! You can hear the record in full at THIS LOCATION.

The band comments on the album: “The culmination of all our hard work and passion is finally here! We are beyond proud to present our lives work, our greatest achievement to date; ‘Desolate.’ We feel like this album truly belongs in the collection of every tech-death enthusiast and shamelessly declare this to be the sickest death metal ever to come out of Iceland.

Pre-orders for ‘Desolate’ are now live HERE

The boundary pushing creative characters behind THE LION’S DAUGHTER are streaming their potent new record Skin Show ahead of Friday’s Season of Mist release date. The immaculately Sanford Parker produced and Colin Jordan mastered release builds on the synth explorations of Future Cult with an even more sophisticated aura of barely contained unease or outright explosive sleek yet blackened dystopian angst. These songs create an atmosphere of illicit and surreal, disturbingly tormented sensual unrest that is accentuated by the visual presentation intensely.

Giordano says, “We worked with (artist) Mothmeister again for the album art and used a similar approach as we did with the music. Things are stripped down, more direct, more focused. There’s a sense of fear, isolation, and madness that very much correlates with the music. The character on the outside is in white and surrounded in light, while the character on the inside is in black surrounded by darkness. But it’s ultimately two sides of the same character. I think that’s a good representation of the themes within the album, dark things within people that they may want to keep hidden.”

The band will also be hosting an in-person album release party and merch pop up in their hometown of St. Louis, MO on April 8 on the Punk Patio of The Record Space. Fans who attend the event will be able to purchase the record one day in advance of the release and will have an opportunity to meet and greet the band. 4 Hands Brewing will be sponsoring the event and providing free beverages to those who are 21+. The event is free to attend and will occur from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. CDT. RSVP HERE.

In addition, THE LION’S DAUGHTER will be hosting a two-hour radio special via Gimme Metal on April 9 @ 3:00 P.M. EDT to celebrate the release of the new record! Frontman Rick Giordano has cultivated a very special playlist and will be present in the live chat to interact with fans! As always, it is FREE to subscribe and sign up! Tune in HERE.

Moreover, THE LION’S DAUGHTER will also be supporting the new offering with a brand new live stream! The virtual concert is part of a four night event by Sinkhole and will air on Sunday, April 11 @ 8:00 P.M. EDT. The band will also be joined by HELL NIGHT for a double feature! Tickets and merch bundles are available at THIS LOCATION.

Hail The Sun…are a band.
Image credit: Lindsey Byrnes

Corporate clown Adam Levine (of Moron 5) recently did one of this oh so bold “rock is dead because I can’t tie my own shoes’ moments and said that he doesn’t feel like there are bands anymore. He told Zane Lowe that there aren’t enough in the pop limelight even if there are still some around, but doesn’t see how his watered down brand of commercial rock which promotes the gatekeeping of the industry via very narrow creative standards has contributed to the problem. This is also to say nothing of the fact that rock radio was intentionally killed off years ago.

Also, isn’t Adam in a band or is he admitting they are a formula?

It doesn’t help that mainstream press acts like no albums in rock came out after admittedly huge and impressive OK Computer or Toxicity or whatever 20 years ago (with the rare token rock nod to Greta Van Fleet or whoever). Even really incredibly nuanced and terrific rock records paired with an entire  documentary on American music history like Sonic Highways by the massive Foo Fighters that do help keep rock somewhat noticed get hipster scrutinized to shreds in an effort to suck the life out of them for clicks while subpar indie formula trash gets ass licked or we elevate fucking Tekashi69. Zoomers acting like emulating 00’s Paris Hilton fashion is the new “alternative” is not exactly revolutionary either. And while she may think that she is well intentioned, Miley Cyrus ripping off Plasmatics and Celtic Frost art while covering all the most basic hit songs from any 90’s band isn’t really doing it for me.

Adam Levine should have used his platform instead like Ke$ha who has recently boosted acts from Royal Thunder to Voivod! Not to mention she made the best pop crossover album of 2020 as well with High Road! THAT is what I am talking about. I certainly don’t like when bands act like we have to eradicate pop or rap or other genres but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t fight for rock and let it be announced as DOA by lazy types like Levine who have massive industry privilege but barely use it for anything other than to bloviate and (formerly) “judge” people on bad tv shows.

Here are a few crucial current bands who truly ought to be on your radar. Put some respect on their names BELOW.

On 4/30 Norwegian respected underdogs VREID will release their ninth album via Season Of Mist. The conceptual record is called Wild North West and will also feature a companion film. You can watch a teaser trailer of sorts below today. The cover for Wild North West was created by Remi Juliebø (Deformat Design).

Tracklist:
1. Wild North West (05:23)
2. Wolves at Sea (05:14)
3. The Morning Red (05:42)
4. Shadows of Aurora (05:20)
5. Spikes of God (04:10)
6. Dazed and Reduced (04:55)
7. Into the Mountains (05:20)
8. Shadowland (09:53)
Total: 0:49:23

VREID songwriter and bass player Jarle Hváll Kvåle comments: “Ever since February 2020, we have been working like hell on this new project. The only short break was when we hosted the livestream from my mountain farm last summer. This project has become all-consuming, and the hours we put into it is just insane. Most of the music was written during winter/early spring least year, and lyrically I started to work on this concept story. Then, me and movie producer Håvard Nesbø who did the lyric videos for ‘Lifehunger’ and produced our livestream started talking about taking things further. I brought up this wild idea of doing a series of music videos, one for each song and then build these together as a movie. A movie that is the actual album. Håvard who has no limits on his lunacy jumped on board, and we never looked back.

“This became the most creative adventure I have ever worked on. The whole process of writing music, recording and mixing it, writing lyrics, making the script for the movie, the actual filming and editing it and working on the design all got tangled up in one twisted world, where all these elements influenced and colored each other. It’s given a whole new dimension to our art. The result is ‘Wild North West’. This as DIY as it gets, and it’s OUR story.

“With ‘Wild North West’ we have the whole legacy in our backpack, but with new adventures and visions fulfilled. From the most extreme and intense we have ever done to a heavy and melodic world where we open new doors. VREID‘s origin is rooted in the blend of the aggressive 80ies metal, the grooving 70ies heavy rock and the northern black metal of the 90ies. This is our DNA and this is the spirit of Sognametal.

“Welcome to the Wild North West.”

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THY CATAFALQUE release “Napút” video.

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM (PST)

Hungarian avant garde collective THY CATAFALQUE are now unveiling a brand new music video for the track “Napút,” which is taken from their latest album ‘Naiv.’ The video can be seen at THIS LOCATION.

Mastermind Tamás Kátai comments on the stream: “This is a video we shot in my home town, Makó. Many of these locations are the places I grew up in and although nothing fancy is going on, it was nice to get back to where the songs came from. With this one, we close the lid on ‘Naiv’ and focus on the next album.

‘Naiv’ was released in January of 2020 and was named the #1 Album of the Year by Last Rites. The record can be ordered, streamed, and downloaded HERE.

 

Spanish technical death metal masters WORMED are now streaming a brand new play-through video for the song “Bionic Relic,” which is taken from 2019’s sci-fi EP, Metaportal. Check out the play-through HERE!

WORMED comment: “We’re not  fans of play-throughs, but since this world is changing and we haven’t played anywhere for a year (!!!) we thought you would like to enjoy a display of a ‘Metaportal’ track, ‘Bionic Relic’ with the full band. This was recorded on different planets. We live light years from each other and it’s quite hard to be all together for recording any footage. Become a ‘Bionic Relic’ with us!

Wormed might not be super keen on play-throughs but we sure are and they are great at them! Enjoy our collective race towards the singularity with this bop!

Metaportal was released on July 19, 2019 and can be streamed, downloaded, and ordered HERE.

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GHOST BRIGADE to release special four cd boxed set

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:53 AM (PST)

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Finnish melodic dark metal outfit GHOST BRIGADE will be releasing ‘MMV – MMXX,’ a specially priced box set that will feature CD versions of the band’s four Season of Mist full-length releases. The limited collection will be released on December 4 and can be pre-ordered HERE.

The band are respected veterans who are also a bit under appreciated yet well known in post-metal circles for their intense and brainy yet emotional releases. This is a very good deal for a special collection you will value greatly.

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Symphonic metal horror masters CARACH ANGREN are proud to announce their collaboration with DC comics for the new series “Dark Nights: Death Metal.” The first episode is out now and features the band’s new song, “Skull with a Forked Tongue,” which is taken from their latest full length ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus.‘ The episode can be seen at THIS LOCATION.

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In case you have missed it! Check out the first promotional episode of DC Comics' Dark Knights: Death Metal OST featuring one of our new songs! Link in Bio! "From DC Comics and Loma Vista Recordings Recordings comes Dark Nights: Death Metal; based on the best-selling comic series by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. Original Score by Tyler Bates. Credits: Story by Scott Snyder Art by Greg Capullo Directed by Tyler Bates Edited by Lorena Perez Batista Batman – Andy Biersack The Batman Who Laughs, The Joker – Charles Fleischer Wonder Woman – Chelsea Wolfe Score by Tyler Bates Drums by Dave Lombardo Guitar FX by Zakk Wylde Mixed by Robert Carranza “Skull with a Forked Tongue” by Carach Angren"

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About the series:
From DC Comics and Loma Vista Recordings Recordings comes Dark Nights: Death Metal; based on the best-selling comic series by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. Original Score by Tyler Bates.Credits:
Story by Scott Snyder
Art by Greg Capullo
Directed by Tyler Bates
Edited by Lorena Perez Batista
Batman – Andy Biersack
The Batman Who Laughs, The Joker – Charles Fleischer
Wonder Woman – Chelsea Wolfe
Score by Tyler Bates
Drums by Dave Lombardo
Guitar FX by Zakk Wylde
Mixed by Robert Carranza
“Skull with a Forked Tongue” by Carach Angren”

Franckensteina Strataemontanus‘ is out NOW and can be streamed, downloaded, and/or purchased HERE.

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I have long maintained that Kevin Sharp (of Brutal Truth fame) has the distinctly most savage and hearty screaming voice in metal and the latest from his project with Napalm Death alumni, Venomous Concept‘s Politics Versus The Erection, does little to shake that certainty. The bellow to out bellow them all is paired with the band’s most blatant Poison Idea-worship yet for one of the most satisfying audio weapons yet to wield in the political shitshow of 2020. I am in need of blasting it after pedo protector Cardinal Dolan spoke at the RNC last night as if he is any moral authority on anything!

Kevin Sharp comments: “We wanted to do a record that sounded reactionary. We went into a studio wrote and recorded PVE in four days, in the age of digital thinking, records full of edits. Politics Versus the Erection is perfectly imperfect.”

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