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VENOM PRISON release “Nemesis” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 8:27 AM (PST)

 

UK’s VENOM PRISON releases their new song and music video for “Nemesis”, taken from their upcoming album Erebos. Similarly to their previously released music videos, the video was directed and produced by Thomas Coe-Brooker. Watch the video, HERE.

 

“This song is about the urge to hurt the person who has caused you irreparable harm and has changed your life forever. It deals with having been left to fix the damage done to you all by yourself. This specifically relates to experiencing narcissistic abuse and the trauma resulting from it”, states VENOM PRISON about “Nemesis”.

 

VENOM PRISON further explain, “Narcissists tend to pick empaths as their victims because they are emotional sponges who can absorb feelings from other people easily and this makes them very attractive to narcissists as these people will fulfil all of their needs in a selfless way. This results in a parasitic relationship. With ‘Nemesis’ we wanted to capture the emotions of aggression, determination and pain in a more traditional Venom Prison manner. Bringing you brutal moments, energetic pace and the head banging assault of heavy metal.”

Erebos will be out on February 4th, 2022. Pre-orders are available HERE
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Finnish melodic death metal masters OMNIUM GATHERUM have just announced their Origin North American Tour 2022. The band will be hitting the road for their headline tour with support from Allegaeon and Century Media labelmates Black Crown Initiate starting on February 26th in Brooklyn, NY and wrapping on March 27th in Boston, MA. Tickets are available for purchase, HERE.

 

“HELLO THERE METAL PEOPLE! We have amazing news for all of you. OG will be hitting the road again, in North America. We are super excited to be able to come back and see all of you awesome bastards again. And of course, play the hell out of the new album for you. The tour will kick off in New York on February 26th and will go on across the continent until March 27th. We will be joined by two great bands, ALLEGAEON and BLACK CROWN INITIATE! See ya on the road,” states OMNIUM GATHERUM about the tour announcement.

 

OMNIUM GATHERUM recently released their new single and music video for Fortitude, which follows the release of Paragon and Reckoning, off their forthcoming album Origin, out on November 5th worldwide via Century Media Records. Origin will be available as Ltd. CD Digipak, Gatefold LP and as digital album. All physical formats are available for pre-order, HERE.

OMNIUM GATHERUM Origin North American Tour 2022 Dates:
w/Allegaeon and Black Crown Initiate
February 26 – Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
February 27 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
February 28 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
March 1 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
March 2 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
March 4 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
March 5 – Houston, TX – Satellite Bar
March 6 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
March 8 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
March 9 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
March 10 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
March 11 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
March 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Catch One @ Jewel
March 13 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
March 14 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
March 15 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
March 16 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
March 18 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
March 19 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
March 20 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
March 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
March 22 – Madison, WI – The Crucible
March 23 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
March 24 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground 
March 25 – Montreal, QC – The Ritz 
March 26 – Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martiniere
March 27 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
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ARCH ENEMY return with their first song in four years, “Deceiver, Deceiver”. Fans will surely not be disappointed by this precision, hostility driven anthem. The band remain in tremendous form and this well-crafted song is arguably more proof they are undoubtedly still in the top of the field when it comes to melodic death metal. If you need to blast someone’s ears off and feel a sense of righteous integrity, just wait until you hear this one.

Earlier today the band announced the song, as frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz said: “Surprise! We are ARCH ENEMY and we are back with our newest single ‘Deceiver, Deceiver’ which is available everywhere that you listen to music now. So go check it out and also check out our stories because we are counting down to the live music video premiere for ‘Deceiver, Deceiver’ later today, so we’ll see you there.”

 

 

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VENOM PRISON to release ‘Erebos’ in early 2022

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 9:04 AM (PST)

New VENOM PRISON news? It is about time!

The celebrated extremists have announced plans to release a new full-length titled Erebos on February 4 via Century Media Records. It will surely continue to cement their place as one of the world’s most exciting heavy bands.

“Being able to work with our dear friend Eliran on another piece of art for Venom Prison has been exciting as always. Kantor knows the band perfectly well to capture our music and poetry into a visual masterpiece every single time. ‘Erebos’ was a personal one for both Eliran Kantor and ourselves. This artwork captures the moment a young person dies inside as they are surrounded by horror. In the moment their innocence is lost and desensitization will from now on fuel the repetition of the cycle of violence in their life. This is ‘Erebos’ the one born from chaos,” states Venom Prison.

 

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Finnish death doom pioneers SWALLOW THE SUN release their newest single “Enemy”, taken off their upcoming album Moonflowers, which will be released worldwide on November 19th via Century Media Records. Compared to the dark and mournful “Woven Into Sorrow”, their latest single release, “Enemy”, presents the heavier and more dramatic side of the album without seeming less sad and gloomy. Watch the video, which was produced by Dronicon Films, below.

Moonflowers will be available as Ltd. Deluxe sky blue 3LP+2CD & Art Print Box Set, Ltd. 2CD Mediabook, Gatefold black 2LP+CD and digital album (incl. Bonus album) and can be pre-ordered HERE.

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Finnish melodic death metal pioneers INSOMNIUM release their brand-new song and music video for “The Wanderer” off the band’s new EP Argent Moon. Watch the music video, HERE.

 

“’The Wanderer’ is the fourth and final song on our ‘Argent Moon’ EP. Composition by Markus Vanhala and lyrics by yours truly. Our goal on this EP was to try a bit different kind of songs and in this sense I believe ‘The Wanderer’ excels. I don’t think it really resembles any other song we have done before, yet it still sounds like Insomnium. The video was shot on Suomenlinna fortress island in Helsinki,” states INSOMNIUM frontman Niilo Sevänen.

 

“The Wanderer” follows INSOMNIUM’s previously released singles “The Conjurer“, “The Reticent“ and “The Antagonist“, off of their EP Argent Moon, which was released today via Century Media Records and is available worldwide on all digital platforms and in various physical formats. Argent Moon is available as a Ltd. CD Digipak, LP+CD and as digital album. Purchase the album, HERE.

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KRISIUN release “Scourge Of The Enthroned” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 5:43 PM (PST)

KRISIUN are one of the most reliable bands in metal and today we are gifted with a new six minute perfect storm of inarguably metal as fuck death thrash full of moment after insane moment. Wickedly relentless drums, red hot mini-solo blasts, snarled death vocals of defiance…it’s all here! Check out “Scourge Of The Enthroned” from this underground veteran band of lifers below. Keeping the Brazilian metal flame proudly burning hot, bright and high!

To celebrate the release the band have also just announced resigning to Century Media Records after successfully releasing 9 albums together and being on the label for over 20 years.
Philipp Schulte, Vice President Century Media comments, “We are very happy to announce the extension of our cooperation with Krisiun. Century Media Records and Krisiun are working together for more than 20 years. We are grateful for the trust that Max, Alex and Moyses have put in us, and looking forward to many more years as their label home.”

 

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Death Metal Devilry: Bizarre and Aborted news items

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 4:07 AM (PST)

Taking a break from enjoying Henry Rollins camp it up as Tri-Klops to give you all a little death metal fix for your weekend. I had never heard BIZARRE from Spain before this morning and am really enjoying the mix of melodic soloing with the plague ridden corpse-like weight of the marching and oppressive main, rougher sound. This band crushes!

I was especially struck by the ominous might of the beastly vocals of Mark Berserk (APOSENTO), certainly some of the most head turning death metal vocals I have heard in awhile!

Transcending Obscurity will continue their tradition of high quality releases and merchandise with the gift of darkness that shall arrive when Invocation Codex is birthed upon the unsuspecting world! You will head bang! Check out ‘Ex Oblivione’ today (or also peep the Lovecraftian death of “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” on the label Bandcamp. Along with Crypts Of Despair and Revulsion, Bizarre prove that Transcending Obscurity is right near the front of the pack in upholding the oozing, pungent legacy of death metal in 2021!

In other corpse ripping news, Belgium’s notorious ABORTED have just released their second single “Drag me to Hell” off their forthcoming album ManiaCult, which will be released worldwide on September 10th via Century Media Records. Watch the visualizer for “Drag me to Hell”, HERE. I can never think of the phrase ‘Drag me to Hell’ without thinking of the totally fucked ending of the movie!

Anyhow, this song gives literally zero shits and is not for the meek.

“Alright alright! It’s good old Jack Burton here, and he’s got one thing to say: ‘get ready for the boom stick!’ We have such sights to show you—or rather sounds to play you—with the next single from ManiaCult, ‘Drag Me to Hell’. Trust me, you’re going to want to click that button and spread it before Wayland comes for YOU,” states ABORTED about their new single “Drag Me To Hell”.

“We also welcome Filip Danielsson of Humanity’s Last Breath to the ManiaCult via a killer guest spot. Considering Wayland’s goal is the end of humanity, we’d say Filip’s support is a great harbinger…”

For more exclusive ABORTED content don´t forget to check out the bands recently launched fan group ManiaCult, HERE.

ManiaCult will be available as CD Jewelcase, Ltd. CD Box (incl. Jewelcase + bonus track, Pop-up card, Metal-Pin & shaped patch), Deluxe Gatefold LP+CD & Poster in various colors and of course on all digital platforms. Pre-orders are available, HERE.
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Progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD have just announced a Kickstarter campaign to fundraise for the continuation of their documentary film We Are Connected. The band have joined forces with metal film director Felipe Belalcázar, who most recently directed the critically acclaimed Chuck Schuldiner documentary DEATH by Metal. Check out and contribute to this very special VOIVOD project, HERE.

 

“We have worked with Felipe in other projects, and we have a mutual understanding of VOIVOD’s story,” says drummer Michel “Away” Langevin. Exclusive interviews and archive access combined with Away’s artwork will take you on a sci-fi, thrash-metal journey into the VOIVOD dimension. “We managed to film about a quarter of the interviews planned before the pandemic hit in March 2020, and plan to resume production once cross-border restrictions are lifted,” states Felipe about directing VOIVOD’s We Are Connected.

 

VOIVOD recently released the live album Lost Machine – Live worldwide via Century Media Records at the end of 2020. Consisting of 13 tracks across 74 packed minutes of playing time, the album was recorded in Québec City during the worldwide touring cycle for the band’s latest studio album The Wake. The live album was mixed by Francis Perron and features music videos for “Iconspiracy (Lost Machine – Live)” and “Overreaction (Lost Machine – Live)”, with audio recorded in Québec City (07/13/2019), video filmed in Montréal (06/30/2019) and material processed in Morgöth (2020) by Felipe Belalcázar for the release.
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Forge Your Future is a fitting name for the pending August EP release one of the most celebrated melodic modern metal bands has on deck. More than most bands in the genre, Spirit Adrift have ensured their longevity by giving every release 100% molten conviction and, to quote old school Classic Loki, “glorious purpose”.

Spirit Adrift guitarist/vocalist Nate Garrett comments, “On March 1, 2020, I relocated to the woods outside of Austin, Texas. Two weeks later, everything was locked down. I turned to the thing that has helped me navigate difficult situations for most of my life: writing music. I wrote and demoed a ton of songs over the course of the pandemic. The songs on this E.P. are the best of the bunch. Marcus, Preston, and I recorded these in March of 2021 at Homewrecker Recording Studio with Ryan Bram at the helm. Zeuss handled mixing and mastering, after lengthy discussions about Martin Birch, Tom Allom, Crowbar, and how important it is to carry forth the essence and spirit of heavy metal. Special thanks to our friend Cody Davis for the brilliant title.” He continues, “These songs, and this band, represent persevering through difficult times, staying true to your innermost self, and celebrating the life-affirming power of metal. We can’t wait to see you all live and in the flesh, in the meantime we hope you enjoy the tunes.”

Forge Your Future will be available August 27th from Century Media on vinyl and digital formats. Pre-orders are available now. Get the Fuego variant, though.

Forge Your Future track listing:

1. Forge Your Future
2. Wake Up
3. Invisible Enemy

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

Purchase their red hot Century Media debut Maleza today! 

Bloodbath have awesome news today for death metal fans in North America! The icons will at last return to North America in 2022, playing several shows leading up to an appearance at Maryland Deathfest XVIII. The current dates are listed below. To say this is exciting news is an understatement!

Bloodbath comment: “We have been crushingly disappointed from tours falling through in the past, and it would be naive to say there isn’t an element of uncertainly about tours in the future. However, we are determined to commit to playing the US in 2022 and we are pleased to announce the following new dates.”

05/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
05/23 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
05/24 Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
05/25 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
05/27 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest

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(Gothenburg, Sweden – April 1, 2021) – Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES announces their new full-length album The Nightmare Of Being today. The album is set for release on July 2nd via Century Media Records.

 

While main parts for The Nightmare Of Being were recorded in several different Swedish studios (drums at Studio Gröndal with Jens Bogren, guitars and bass with Andy La Rocque at Sonic Train Studio and vocals at Welfare Sounds with Per Stålberg), the album was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Kreator, etc.) by Jens Bogren, who previously worked with AT THE GATES on their 2014 comeback album At War With Reality. The album’s visual concept and album cover was developed by artist Eva Nahon.

 

“The overall theme deals with the topic of pessimism, and I have been diving deep down in pessimistic philosophers. Trying to understand this way of looking at the world. It is not a negative album, more a gateway into new ideas for me personally, trying out different perspectives. You could call the album an introduction to pessimism as a concept, I guess. It is a very dark album, but not negative,” states AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant about the album concept.

 

Musically The Nightmare Of Being unveils a newly liberated and adventurous AT THE GATES with some of the bravest and most mesmerizing material they have ever written. Lindberg Redant adds, “It still sounds like AT THE GATES, 100 percent. It is just more of everything.”

 

The Nightmare Of Being Tracklist:
1. Spectre of Extinction
2. The Paradox
3. The Nightmare of Being
4. Garden of Cyrus
5. Touched by the White Hands of Death
6. The Fall into Time
7. Cult of Salvation
8. The Abstract Enthroned
9. Cosmic Pessimism
10. Eternal Winter of Reason

 

Further details about The Nightmare Of Being, its various formats, and pre-order will be revealed on April 30th. Mark your calendars!
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THE CROWN release “We Drift On” video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 8:06 AM (PST)

Photo credit: Ida Kucera

THE CROWN are going to absolutely clobber this year with their Royal Destroyer release. Today you can hear the majesty of “We Drift On” (directed by Christoffer Tönnäng and Oskar Norberger), a minacious yet resolute tune that has an accompanying video full of unpleasant inward thoughts.

Guitarist Marko Tervonen comments: “I think that after 30 years, people are aware that we can play pretty brutal music. But we also sometimes like to take it down a notch and explore other areas. I guess in 2021, it’s pretty difficult to ‘surprise’ people with a brutal song, so we hope to surprise you with this more mellow tune. Dare I even use the word ‘ballad’ *insert-fear-here*
Ok. Lean back, drift on and enjoy.”

Uh, don’t worry dude. It still sounds pretty damn heavy and very metal.


“It is our album number ten, so now we are in the big boys club,” says bassist Magnus Olsfelt. “I think it in some ways is our crowning achievement, and it encompasses our sound across all albums on one defining record. It’s got it all – the early 90s death metal stuff, the haunting melodies, the thrash, the punk, the grind, the heavy metal and the more epic and doomy stuff.”

Together with legendary producer Fredrik Nordström, the band tracked the resulting 10 songs at Gothenburg’s Studio Fredman. “We push ourselves to the limit, really trying to make everything as good as it can get, trying to make every song as impactful as possible,” Olsfelt states. While he believes that people need to hear the album themselves to be able to accurately describe it, Olsfelt also asserts that The Crown have achieved something that makes for a “continuous whole” – while being diverse. There are also some surprises in store for fans. “We have some of the most intense stuff ever, like one song is about one minute long, and we also have a ballad!”

Royal Destroyer track-listing
1. Baptized in Violence
2. Let the Hammering Begin!
3. Motordeath
4. Ultra Faust
5. Glorious Hades
6. Full Metal Justice
7. Scandinavian Satan
8. Devoid of Light
9. We Drift On
10. Beyond the Frail

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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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