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Japanese outfit Basilisk will release the new album "End Of Catastrophe" on December 20th, 2013 via Weirdtruth Productions. The cover art is available below, and you can find more info on Basilisk over at the band's Facebook profile here.
Karnivool today releases a new video for the song "Eidolon," which is taken from most recent album, "Asymmetry." Directed by Christopher Frey, the moody clip for “Eidolon” features a runaway bride who seems be under a mysterious power held by her groom. Check it out below.
"Asymmetry" is the band’s first new release in over four years (following sophomore release, "Sound Awake") and the 14 tracks were recorded and mixed by producer Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine, Mastodon) in Byron Bay, New South Wales.
Karnivool formed in Perth, Australia in 1997 while the band members were still in high school and features Ian Kenny (vocals), Drew Goddard (guitar, vocals), Jon Stockman (bass), Mark Hosking (guitar, vocals) and Steve Judd (drums). More...
Following the recent unveiling of latest long player, "A Black Sea," St. Louis doom metal night stalkers The Lion's Daughter spew forth "Gods Much More Terrible."
A fully collaborative effort between The Lion's Daughter and somber folk collective/fellow St. Louis occupants, Indian Blanket, "A Black Sea" is a torrid sound collage of dark and light recorded, mixed and mastered by Gabe Usery (Fister) at Encapsulated Studios in St. Louis.
Give "Gods Much More Terrible" a listen in the player below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine here.
Comments guitarist/vocalist Rick Giordano: "'Gods Much More Terrible' was actually the very first song that The Lion's Daughter ever wrote back in 2007. As we continued writing, songs became faster and more intricate, and this song got left in the dust. We always liked it but were never sure exactly what to do with it until [Indian Blanket vocalist/guitarist/banjoist] Joe Andert began playing his banjo along to an old recording. Together with Joe we built a new song on top of the skeleton of the first song we had ever written.
"The song is set in an old western town facing the apocalypse. It's the idea of civilized but somewhat primitive people facing a blazing disaster they cannot understand and placing responsibility on the only thing they know to fall on; God. Whether that refers to their Christian God, something more sinister, or just the power of Mother Nature is left open to interpretation. But the basic premise was something like the ending of High Plains Drifter with a small old town in a panic as it burns to the ground. It's a bit of an epic, but worth journeying through the inferno to the ending when the sky opens and swallows you whole. I also think that lyrically, it's a perfect blend of both bands... Old West meets the Apocalypse." More...
Szczecinek, Poland based metal outfit Materia has released a new music video for "B17," which comes off the "Case of Noise" album and can be seen below. For more info on Materia and the band's upcoming tour dates, head over to Facebook here.
Having just begun their march through Europe, today the Corrections House legion -- Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Sanford Parker (Minsk) and their minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury -- announce a short run of Stateside takeovers to usher in 2014.
Set to commence January 2nd in Seattle, Corrections House will pillage its way through Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, leaving souls in torment and stages in ruins. The band is touring in support of the "Last City Zero" debut, issued via Neurot Recordings in late October. Catch the band live: More...
Enthrallment has released the new song "Mummified Ante Mortem," which can be heard in the player below. The band also comments:
"Listen to one of our new songs mastered by James Murphy in Safehouse Production (FL). We want to remind you that our fourth album 'The Voice of Human Perversity' will be released soon by Rebirth the Metal Productions & Grindhead Records.
"Initially we planned the album to be out by the end of the year but our plans went through some changes and the album will come out at the beginning of 2014. Until then - expect more info about the album." More...
Stone Sour will be back on the road in January and February, supporting the two-part concept album "House of Gold & Bones" with a string of live dates alongside Pop Evil. Dates are as follows:
1.14 Orlando, FL House of Blues
1.15 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
1.17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
1.18 New York, NY Irving Plaza
1.19 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
1.21 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
1.22 Boston, MA House of Blues
1.24 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
1.25 Fort Wayne, IN Piere's
1.26 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
1.28 Chicago, IL House of Blues
1.31 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
2.1 Sioux Falls, SD The District
2.3 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
2.5 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
2.6 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
2.8 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
2.9 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
2.11 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
2.13 Dallas, TX House of Blues
2.14 Houston, TX House of Blues
2.15 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live More...
Swedish hard rock trio Kamchatka will release a fifth album entitled "The Search Goes On" in February on Despotz Records.
The band is currently putting the finishing touches on the record at its own Shrimpmonkey Studios in Varberg, Sweden with bassist/vocalist Per Wiberg (Candlemass, ex-Opeth, Spiritual Beggars) handling production.
"After what feels like a very long time of going through different propositions from different record companies, we finally landed smoothly with Despotz Records in Stockholm, Sweden for our upcoming album The Search Goes On," commented the band. "The new material came out brilliant, especially after going through the producer Wiberg's filter. So here we are at the end of 2013, Per Wiberg on bass and vocals, Tobias Strandvik on drums and Thomas 'Juneor' Andersson on guitar and vocals...KAMCHATKA!"
The band will release the debut music video for the first single from The Search Goes On, "Tango Decadence," next week. Stay tuned for more information on Kamchatka and "The Search Goes On."
Our nation's capitol's most noxious henchmen, Ilsa, have delivered a new video for "120 Days." Check it out below.
The virulent hymn is culled from the band's sophomore LP, "Tutti il Colori del Buio," which was followed by multiple other recordings since. The video was created not in homage to the album but in support of its impending reissue as A389 Recordings -- who delivered the Ilsa's third LP, "Intoxicatations" and most recently the band's split with Seven Sisters of Sleep -- will repress the out-of-print "Tutti il Colori del Buio" LP in early 2014 including Ilsa's contribution to the long lost split with Hooded Menace as a bonus track.
Ilsa, which was covered in the Washington D.C. edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, also now inducts new guitarist Tim Moyer (Time Of The Wolf) into the cult, changing the guard from A389's own Dom Romeo who has filled the slot for the past several months.
The writing process on the Ilsa's most impure and depraved material yet is nearly complete, the works to be recorded in early 2014 once again with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations. More...
Denmark's Mushroom Cloud has released an official video for "Fuck Alt Delete," which comes off the "In Mad Minute" album released earlier this year through Mighty Music. Check it out below. Mushroom Cloud is:
Morten Thoft - Vocals
Dimi Shining - Guitars
Simon Kristensen - Drums
Close Your Eyes has teamed up with Altpress.com to release a track-by-track video of new album "Line In The Sand."
See vocalist Sam Ryder and guitarist/vocalist Brett Callaway discuss the Victory Records-released album in the player below. You can also check out the band's previously posted music video for "Frame and Glass" at this location.
Metallica today announced the final round of live dates for Europe next summer.
In addition to the six dates already announced in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, and England, today the band announced visits to Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, and Poland.
See below for a complete list of 2014 European dates with on-sale information. For the first time, the multi-platinum, award-winning band will be performing an All Request show. Details on voting for the band's set lists can be found here.
May 28, 2014 - Beach Sonisphere - Helsinki, Finland (On-Sale 12/12)
May 30, 2014 - Gardet Royal Park - Stockholm, Sweden (On-Sale 12/10)
June 1, 2014 - Valle Hoven Sonisphere - Oslo, Norway (On-Sale 12/10)
June 3, 2014 - Gaol - Horsens, Denmark (On-Sale 12/10)
June 4, 2014 - Imtech Arena, Sonisphere - Hamburg, Germany (On-Sale Now)
June 5-8, 2014 - Rock Am Ring - Nürburgring, Germany (On-Sale Now)
June 6-9, 2014 - Rock Im Park - Nuremberg, Germany (On-Sale Now)
June 9, 2014 - Landgraaf Pink Pop - Landgraaf, Netherlands (On-Sale 3/15)
July 1, 2014 - Rock In Rome Sonisphere - Rome, Italy (On-Sale 12/5)
July 3, 2014 - Rock Werchter - Werchter, Belgium (On-Sale 12/7)
July 4, 2014 - St. Jakobspark Sonisphere - Basel, Switzerland (On-Sale 12/7)
July 6, 2014 - Knebworth Park Sonisphere - Knebworth, England (On-Sale Now)
July 8, 2014 - Aerodrome Festival - Prague, Czech Republic (On-Sale 12/5)
July 9, 2014 - Krieau Rocks - Vienna, Austria (On-Sale 12/5)
July 11, 2014 - National Stadium Sonisphere - Warsaw, Poland (On-Sale 12/6)
Instrumental progressive metal quartet Scale the Summit – which is currently embarked on an extensive European tour supporting Intronaut – has announced a short run of headlining tour dates throughout the U.S. in early 2014.
The band will perform two solo shows before joining up with post hardcore group, Hail The Sun, for the remaining run throughout the west coast. Details are as follows:
2/16 San Antonio, TX – Limelight
2/18 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
2/26 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar #
2/28 Reno, NV – Jub Jubs #
3/1 Salt Lake City, UT Shred Shed #
3/2 Boise, ID – The Shredder #
3/3 Richland, WA – Rays Golden Lion #
3/4 Spokane, WA – The Hop #
# with Hail The Sun More...
Following a successful run of European dates back in 2011, True Widow has returned to mainland Europe in support of Kurt Vile.
The tour hits the U.K. next week, starting with Shepherd's Bush before the band plays a headline set the following night at Birthdays in Dalston, where support will come from The Death Letter, Thought Forms, and Broken DC.
The tour will then continue throughout the U.K. before finishing up in Brighton on December 17th, then back to mainland Europe.
True Widow commented: "It's been a couple of years now since we have been over here - we have been looking forward to coming back ever since. We are especially excited about London; we had such a good time the last time." More...
In conjunction with its official street date, today the Deciblog is streaming "Akrasia," the debut EP from Chicago blackened death thrash conjurors Immortal Bird in its entirety. Give it a listen below.
"Akrasia" was recorded at Lo-Tech Laboratories this past Summer by Windy City soundsmith Jeff Ziolo, mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, High On Fire, Skeletonwitch) at Godcity Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails, All Pigs Must Die) at Audiosiege. More...
I Am Heresy has inked a deal with Century Media Records to release new album "Thy Will" in March of 2014. The label comments:
"I Am Heresy's sound is an eruption channeling the passionate hardcore/punk fury of early Boysetsfire streaking ferociously down the middle of the metallic-tinged prowess and influences of fellow hardcore giants Integrity and Converge. Imposing. Frenetic. Unrelenting. And certainly unrepentant.
"After Nathan Gray (also of Boysetsfire) ended The Casting Out the start of a new era was heralded when he teamed up with this son Simon Gray and a wild bunch of likeminded musicians to form I Am Heresy. They released a self-titled debut album that was followed by the 'O Day Star, Son Of Dawn' EP shortly after in March of 2013. At about the same time they did their first European tour as well as shows on the East Coast of the USA including some with their new label mates of Vattnet Viskar.
"Recently the Delaware/New Jersey sextet has inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and will release its second full length album 'Thy Will' on March 3rd, 2014 in Europe/Australia/NZ and March 4th, 2014 in USA/Canada."
Nathan Gray (vocals) comments on the new album: "A new ethos is born...Come ye daughters and sons of chaos and mystery! We intend to rebuild and create the archetypes of rebellion and revolution against self induced repression. Reveling in anthemic battle songs of lust, pride and indulgence in order to create a ritual purification from the stagnant impotence of servitude and self denial." More...
Dutch death/thrash band Khaoz has released the new single "Sodium Amytal," which can be heard in the SoundCloud player available below.
"Sodium Amytal" comes off the band's upcoming new album "I, Creator of Damnation." The album is due out in January, 2014. For further info, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Montreal, QC progressive metal band Heaven's Cry is celebrating the one year anniversary of "Wheels of Impermanence," released on Prosthetic Records, in two special ways.
Firstly, the band is offering 250 limited edition vinyl of the album, which marked the band's return after a seven year hiatus and features former Despised Icon guitarist Eric Jarrin.
The band is premiering the concert video "Imminent Live Rebirth," which features cuts from the 1997 debut "Food For Thought Substitute," 2002’s "Primal Power Addiction" and 2012’s "Wheels of Impermanence."
The video was shot on November 23rd, 2012 at Petit Café Campus in Montreal with five HD cameras and recorded in multitrack to give the listener an amazing experience and unique point of view of the band's live performance. Guitarist Eric Jarrin comments:
"The idea of recording the show came in last minute, and given the hard work that was put into this project, we are very pleased with the results. That's why we decided to make it available for the fans to enjoy. We also thought it would be great to have a limited edition of the album, that's why we are releasing it on vinyl. When we were kids, we always loved the feel of putting vinyl on the turntable, watch it spin and enjoying the full scale 12" artwork of our favorite rock bands!" More...
Metal band Last Call Chernobyl has re-recorded the 2012 EP "Set Adrift" wit new vocalist Tyler Morrison. The EP is now available for free download on the Diminished Fifth Records bandcamp page, or you can stream it below.
The band's bassist Jason Szeto issued the following statement: "It's been going well with Tyler in the band now, I honestly think it's the most productive we've been in writing in a really long time. The whole band just seems more well rounded on so many levels. We can't wait for people to see Tyler's writing skills on the new album, but since that's down the road quite a bit we decided to rerecord the Set Adrift EP."
1. The Frailty of Ascent
4. Abyss More...
From Sète, situated on the southern shorelines of France, a brutalizing outfit known as Stuntman thrives.
Having polluted the atmospheres of this lush, beautiful landscape since Autumn 2002, Stuntman now prepares to deliver its most energetic hatred yet, with the release of third album, "Incorporate The Excess."
"Incorporate The Excess" will be released through Solar Flare Records on January 18th, 2014 digitally and as a 12" LP, in both black and clear/splatter color schemes, in addition to a CD release through Head Records and a cassette version through Lost Pilgrim.
Well-ahead of release date, Stuntman unloads the third track from "Incorporate The Excess" today. Endure the sonic curb-kick of "Bag Of Dicks" below, being being whipped-out courtesy of American Aftermath. The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. Broken Mirrors Lacerate
2. The Patriot, The Elite, The Icon
3. Bag Of Dicks
4. Horn Of Misery
5. Roll The Skull
6. Chaos Shepherd
7. Scarecrow Warfare More...
Onicectomy has issued the following announcement about missing the band's previously announced appearance at the RTE-Festival in Vienna:
"We are sad and sorry to announce that we have been forced to cancel our show at the RTE-Festival next Saturday.
"The reason is connected to one of those events that come once in a life: our singer Ettore is waiting within these days for the birth of his first daughter Demetra.
"As band we apologize with the organisation and with all the people that we would have been honoured to meet there in Wien, but at the same time, as friends and as part of the Onictomy's family, we are very happy to share this important joyful moment with Ettore, Ilaria and all their family.
"Hope to come to Austria very soon and have a blast with all of you. Hope all the best to RTE, to Ronny and Catapult Promotion - Concerts, Booking and Promotion and wish a really blasting and pleasant weekend to all the RTE's friends."
Details on the RTE-Festival can be found over at Facebook here.
The time to repent is here - the "End The Wrath Of God" music video is upon us! Deicide has partnered with InvisibleOranges.com to premiere of the band's new video.
"End The Wrath Of God" is the first video from Deicide's new release "In The Minds of Evil," and you can check it out below.
Released November 24th, just three days before Thanksgiving, "In The Minds of Evil" is the highest charting debut of the death metal band's career, entering the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #3 with first-week sales of 2,706.
Says Deicide frontman Glen Benton of the new album: "What better way to celebrate a bunch of religious pilgrims coming to America than with 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL'? Pass the gravy!" More...
Polish outfit Banisher recently released the new album "Scarcity," which can now be heard in full in the player below. The band also comments:
"To facilitate your listening experience, our new album, 'Scarcity,' has been made available for streaming on Unquiet Records soundcloud.
"We'd like to remind that you can grab the physical version at Bandcamp or Unquiet Records here. Check it out! If you enjoy this kind of relentless, extreme and technical death/grind - support us." More...
Belgian black metal outfit L'Hiver en Deuil has posted the entire new "Ter Aarde" album online, which can be streamed in the player below or purchased over at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:
1. Prelude 01:40
2. Ocean Black 06:08
3. As 05:04
4. Gesel 05:09
5. Fatum 05:14
6. Gekluisterd 09:13
7. Outro 01:29 More...
Century Media Records has posted previously unreleased footage of Dark Funeral performing live in Buenos Aires for an official live DVD recording. Check out the hour long set in the player below. Dark Funeral also just re-issued a series of albums, with full details available at this location.
Italian black metal act Apostolum announced that the band's sophmore release, "Winds of Disillusion," will be released on January 21st via Moribund Records.
"Blending the dark atmospheric tradition of scene legends My Dying Bride, Anathema, and Paradise Lost with the razor sharp-edge of modern black metal while retaining a rock sensibility, Apostolum create a bleak sound-picture. Incorporating keyboards as well acoustic grand piano and brass, with such epics as 'Unworthiness And Decay' to the massive 18-minute finale 'Gleam Of Lucidity,' these Italian dark metal icons show their strength in songwriting and creating atmospheric classics."
Guitarist Matteo commented: "Musically, the new album is not the result of the choice to move in a direction rather than another; the entire writing process took place in a very spontaneous and natural way. We did not feel the need to make drastic changes to our sound - forcing a change is likely to remove a band from its purest form. Composing so instinctively, I think we approached, as never before, our essence and the songs honestly represent what Apostolum are today. The only things we set from the beginning of the creative process have been the ones to pay greater attention to the arrangements and songs structures, and improve as performers in the knowledge that we can rely on better equipment in the studio."
Continuing, he reveals, "Lyrically, the album is not a concept, but there is a common element that somehow combines the lyrics of individual songs, which is the current strengthening ourselves to a pessimistic view on the future of the human race and planet earth. Hence, the meaning of the title Winds of Disillusion - the impotence of the human being in front of the occurrence of external destructive natural events together with the inability to suppress the growing of inner feelings of total disillusionment, noting bitterly the inability to be able to remedy a relentless physical and moral decline...a strong emotional wind that sweeps away any hope from the human soul. Ultimately, I believe that Winds Of Disillusion is not only a big step forward compared to Anedonia, but the real Apostolum masterpiece."
The track list for the album is:
1. Intro (Light Into The Void)
2. Unworthiness And Decay
3. Higher Planes Of Existence
4. Debris Of Perception
5. Less Than A Step
6. Gleam Of Lucidity More...
The Doommantia Volume 3 compilation has now been posted and is available for streaming and download over on bandcamp. This anthology picks up where its predecessors left off and features twenty bands from the world of doom, drone, stoner, retro and sludge.
This compilation was put together to raise money to benefit Ed Barnard of Doommantia.com. He suffered a heart attack and due to huge medical bills was forced to move back to his native Australia at the end of July. Basically homeless and rebuilding his life from scratch, he has no family to fall back on and cannot work due to severe health issues. A $7 donation gets you these tracks but you can donate more if you have the means to do so.
Leeds based sludgelords BongCauldron are ready to drop their debut self-titled EP on Superhot Records this January 13th. Tracklisting for the five-song endeavor follows below. The trio has already streamed one of the five tracks, "Pissed Up," as a single earlier in the year. Check it out below.
1. Tree Wizard
2. Pissed Up
4. Gimp Rig
5. Gauze Rite
Chrome Division premiered the new music video "Endless Nights" over at Metal Hammer at this location (also shown in the player below). The song appears on the new album "Infernal Rock Eternal," which drops January 17th via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track list for Infernal Rock Eternal" is:
1. Good Morning Riot
2. Endless Nights
3. (She’s) Hot Tonight
4. The Absinthe Voyage
5. Lady Of Perpetual Sorrow
6. The Moonshine Years
7. No Bet For Free
8. On The Run Again
9. Mistress In Madness
10. Reaper On The Hunt
11. You’re Dead Now
13. Dirty Dog (Bonus Track)
Check out "Endless Nights" here: More...
Russian slam metal band Aborted Fetus has teamed up again with Comatose Music for the release of "Private Judgement Day." The band's third full-length picks up right where 2010's "Fatal Dogmatic Damage" left off. The album's title track is now available for streaming at Comatose Music. (Scroll almost to the bottom of that home page to access the widget). Also check out Aborted Fetus' previous body of work over at youtube. The cover art for "Private Judgement Day" is posted below.
Ulterium Records has signed on the new U.S. melodic metal act Worldview to the label. The debut album "The Chosen Few" will be released during spring 2014. More details will be announced during the coming months.
Formed in Los Angeles and comprised of ex-members from bands like Deliverance, Recon, Sacred Warrior and Vengeance, Worldview members are:
Rey Parra – Lead Vocals
George Rene Ochoa – Guitars, BGV, Keyboards
Johnny Gonzales – Drums
Todd Libby – Bass guitar, Keyboards
Ray Vidal – Guitars, BGV
The band-mates had always talked about at some point joining forces as they criss-crossed the country on tour with their earlier bands and finally the time has come and Worldview is ready to bring their unique blend of top-notch modern melodic metal with a message to the masses. Mildly technical, highly melodic, vocally harmonized, engaging, head pounding and fist pumping. More...
Berlin death metallers Harm have announced the addition of a new guitarist and bassist to their ranks. Following the departure of guitarist Stefan and bassist Fabian, who left the hellish clan known as Harm for personal reasons, the band enlisted four-string torturer Alejandro and six-string chainsaw rapist Molochto fill the void.
Earlier this year, Harm released its full-length debut, "Cadaver Christi," on FDA Rekotz. Watch the official video for the album's title track over at this location.
Texas based power/progressive metal act Darkology, featuring vocalist Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Firewind/Adagio), drummer Brian Harris (Ex-Firewind), guitarist Michael Harris (Arch Rival/Thought Chamber) and bassist Mike Neal (Black Widow/Medieval Steel), revealed additional details on the long awaited sophomore LP "Fated to Burn." For the release, the band has signed on with Prime Eon Media. The exact release date has not yet been announced.
"Fated to Burn" was mixed and mastered by Chris Tsangarides, who has given the album "a tremendous edge and a powerful boon that marries the best aspects of the bands futuristic approach with the golden man’s vast experience behind the console (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy just to name a few...) to create a sound that is classic yet very into the now."
The band commented: "This is album is a tribute to the old-school and it’s our hope that what we’ve done here will remind the listener why they got into metal in the first place”.
The album's cover art was created by Rainer Kalwitz, the illustrator for bands such as Shadow Gallery, Dare, Praying Mantis. The track listing is as follows:
1. Kill Me If You Can
2. Beyond the Grave
3. On Morrows Break
4. The Eyes of the Machine
5. Quantum Genocide
6. The Shadows of Oth
7. Fated to Burn
8. 21st Century Frankensteins (Nobot 2)
9. Festival of Fear
11. Nightmare King: (i) Shadows of the Abyss; (ii) The Summoning; (iii) The Construct; (iv) Eternus Nocturne: The Dark Domain
12. Your Hollow Soul (Work in progress – instrumental mix) (Japanese Bonus Track) More...
Swedish thrashers Kayser, who recently signed a long-term deal with Listenable Records, have revealed the cover art, track listing and title track from their forthcoming album, "Read Your Enemy." The album is set for release in early 2014 on Listenable Records. The band commented on its newest offering:
"Incorporating the fundamentals of rock and metal with vivid musicianship, Kayser brings you 'Read your Enemy.' With a track listing of songs that have always been there but you would not find anywhere else, the album boasts organic stamina and confidence. With superior riffing and catchiness, a mass appeal is to be expected.
The neck-breaking title track 'Read Your Enemy' originated from Swaney as a double-stomp, classic, palm-muted heavy riffer. The chorus riff with its time change was added together with Jokke to display contrast to the main riff. A sign of opposites which is commonly ubiquitous in Kayser's songwriting. The playful trade off solos seals the songwriting marksmanship. Lyrically, Spice takes on humanity's ever lasting stupidity when diving into religious and ideological fundamentalism."
Bark and Bow
Bring Out the Clown
I'll Deny You
Dreams Bent Clockwise
Read Your Enemy
Where I Belong
He Knows Your Secrets
Forever in Doubts
Carve the Stone
Roll the Dice
The Fake Rose
Los Angeles-based bringers of death Derogatory and GunShyAssassin.com have joined forces for the exclusive premiere of "To Escape What is Now," taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Above All Else." Check out "To Escape What is Now" here. "Above All Else" is set for release on December 6th through FDA Rekotz.
Skindred released a new music video for the title track to the fothcoming new album "Fight the Power." The album is set for release on January 24th via Napalm Records. Pre-orders can be had at this location.
The track list for "Fight the Power" is:
1 Kill The Power
2 Ruling Force
3 Playing With The Devil
4 Worlds On Fire
6 The Kids Are Right Now
7 We Live
8 Open Eyed
9 Dollars And Dimes
11 Proceed With Caution
12 More Fire
Check out the video here: More...
Italian power metal act Trick or Treat - featuring Luca Turilli's Rhapsody frontman Alessandro Conti - posted a teaser clip for the upcoming music video for "Rabbits' Hill." The song is the title track to the latest album "Rabbits' Hill, Pt. I" - the first part of a conceptual story arc inspired by Richard Adams' classic adventure novel "Watership Down."
The video was created by Signumdigit & Punto Immagine (Order of the Black Knights Production)
in collaboration with Frigokillers and Fantasma Film Production and will premiere on December 22nd.
Check out the teaser clip here:
Australian doom/sludge band The Ruiner has posted up a second track that it has recorded. Stream that song, "Cobalt Volcano," below in the player. The Ruiner is playing a gig at the Bendigo Hotel in Melbourne on December 13th as part of I Exist's album launch party, so they felt that they should give you a new track as well. The band commented:
"The mix on this song was handled by Billy Anderson - you know, the guy who worked with Sleep, The Melvins and every other heavy band on the planet. We like him. The recording itself was done at the same session as the previously released track 'The Bull.' Tracking took place at both at Toyland and Goatsound studios."
Poland's Behemoth released the long awaited music video for the new single "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel," which appears on the upcoming new album "The Satanist." The video, as well as the cover artwork (painted by Denis Forkas) for the "The Satanist" can be viewed below.
"The Satanist," is now available for pre-order. Pre-order bundles, include: CD, LP, t-shirt, as well as the deluxe box set, and are available at this location in North America and this location in Europe. "The Satanist" will be unleashed on February 3rd in the UK, February 4th in North America and Poland, February 5th in Japan, and February 7th in Europe and the rest of the world. Also, "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" has been released on iTunes and can be purchased over here.
Behold "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel":