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Last updated on July 10, 2014 at 1:44 PM ET
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11 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Hailing from Canada, Kafirun's "Death Worship" EP is the reflection of hate and darkness that dwells in man's heart. Out now in digital format, you can hear the tracks below or download your own copy at Bandcamp here. The following press release was also issued about the EP:
"Eternal glorification of the ever devouring darkness and death, dissolution of the soul and life!!! Spiritual death and re-creation of the self over god's image. There are no keyboards. There are no flutes. There are no abrupt digressions into other styles of music. There’s no fusion with folk or trip-hop or other non-metal. There aren’t any operatic vocals, or angelic female vocals – no sung vocals at all, in fact.
"On 'Death Worship,' atmosphere comes first, and to generate it the band seems to draw from every aesthetic resource available within their chosen discipline, rapidly shifting between mid-paced guitar churning, blasting tremolo and a few slower segments as the situation demands. Religion hating, true black metal from start to finish."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Beyond The Flesh Vessel
2. Killer Of All Man
3. Thousand Spears More...
Fractured Spine's new album "Memoirs Of A Shattered Mind" is due out August 1st via Inverse Records, and today a new track from the release can be heard below. Inverse Records also comments:
"Starting out with instrumentals and ballads, Fractured Spine’s music quickly evolved into heavier death/doom metal. However, few songs were released to the public before 2012 with one notable exception being the very limited edition demo “Frost” in 2008. The band still draws its main influences from outside the metal genre, often from progressive rock and shoegazing.
"The line-up consists of two core members Antti (instruments, vocals) and Timo (vocals), with occasional visits from session musicians and guest vocalists. All songs are recorded and mixed at the band’s Studio Fracture, with only mastering, publishing and distribution given to professionals
outside the band. More...
German melodic death metal band Nothgard will release second full-length album "Age of Pandora" this coming September 12th, 2014. Artwork for the release was handled by Peter Sallai. Vocalist/guitarist Dom R. Crey comments:
"With 'Age Of Pandora' we've made, what we haven't reached with it's album predecessor. Aggression combined with harmony, technical parts combined with silent nuanced, more emotional, orchestral passages. Even on the lyrical level I'm very satisfied this time.
"There are no clichés at all on this new album, but true real-life topics and our very own feelings, which have a deep meaning for me and the band. Simply perfect for our fans to get eventually 'lyrical mirrored' so to say."
The forthcoming album will feature a guest spot by Equilibrium vocalist Robse on the track "Obey The King," and according to a press release "Age Of Pandora" will be "bombastic, epic, and very technical." More...
Directly on the heels of EyeHateGod's month-long US headlining tour with Ringworm and Enabler, the New Orleans destroyers are back on the road already this week.
Set to begin a new headlining trek tonight, July 10th, EyeHateGod will kick the trek off in Washington, DC. On the six-city tour, EyeHateGod will be backed by Iron Reagan, Vektor, and Strong Intention on all dates.
Additionally, the band was just added to this year's massive annual Obscene Extreme Festival in Trutnov-Battlefield, Czech Republic next week. Additional live actions from EyeHateGod will be announced in the coming weeks, preceding an upcoming performance at the Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin this October.
Currently confirmed dates are available below, which are in support of the band's new self-titled album (reviewed here).
7/10/2014 The Pinch - Washington, DC w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/11/2014 Simons 677 - Providence, RI w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/12/2014 Bogies - Albany, NY w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/13/2014 Depot - York, PA w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/14/2014 Ballroom At Outer Space - Hamden, CT w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/15/2014 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention
7/18/2014 Obscene Extreme Festival - Trutnov-Battlefield, CZ
10/23-26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest @ Emo's - Austin, TX
Winnipe's melodic death metal band Laika is proud to reveal to fans the artwork and track listing for new full length album "Somnia," which is due out September 30th, 2014 via Filth Regime Records.
Vocalist Jordan Dorge comments: "Here we are around the corner of Laika's five year anniversary! What better way to celebrate than to deliver you an album we have been working on for the past 2 years. For this album we went above and beyond to bring the listener the best Laika we could. Enjoy Somnia."
Founded in 2009 as a six-piece and named after the Soviet dog who became one of the first animals to travel to space, the band unleashed a self-released album in 2010, then hit the road, sharing the stage with the likes of All Shall Perish, Kataklysm, Necronomicon and Unleash the Archers, before temporarily backing away from the spotlight.
Driven by a thirst for evolution, Laika spent two years constructing and writing upcoming full-length "Somnia," filling it with melodic hooks, ominous keys, and lyrics that are bound to get stuck in listeners’ heads to an almost maddening degree. The track listing is as follows:
1. Restless Mind (1:31)
2. Escalation of Terror (4:26)
3. Somnia (5:26)
4. Fidelity (3:48)
5. Caligae A Galea (5:29)
6. Dream of Nothing (5:35)
7. The Immortal (3:52)
8. Predictions (Tide Bearer) (5:48)
9. Invaders (4:13) More...
Pathology has released the first single “Harvest” off new album "Throne Of Reign," which is due out August 5th via the band's own Pathology Music label. Check out the song below, courtesy of Lambgoat.com.
The new album will contain nine ultra-brutal songs with guest solos from Ralph Santolla (Iced Earth, Deicide, Obituary), Shaune Kelly (Flesh Consumed, Ripping Corpse, Hate Eternal), and Christiani Peluso (Coprocephalic). Album art was handled once again by Par Olofsson and this will be the band's 8th studio album. More...
Blood God signed with Massacre Records earlier this year, and now the band is gearing up to release "Blood Is My Trademark" on August 15th, 2014. A new teaser trailer for the album has now made its way online and can be heard below.
Boston-based experimental drone folk quartet Owlfood will levy bleached-out desert tones upon adventurous ears beginning next week.
The short journey will begin on the band's home turf on July 13th and run through Brooklyn, Columbus, and Chicago. The band will be joined by instrumental psyche rockers Windmills By The Ocean featuring members of Isis and Blacktail, as well as the undulating and cinematic Taiga project featuring Bryant Clifford Meyer (Isis, Palms, Red Sparrows) on select dates.
Owlfood will be journeying in support of fourth LP, "Destroyers Of The Moon," self-released last April. You can stream the full release below, and catch the band live on these dates:
7/13/2014 Middle East - Boston, MA w/ Windmills By The Ocean, High Aura'd, Neptune
7/15/2014 Matchless - Brooklyn, NY w/ Windmills By The Ocean, 27, Thurn & Taxis
7/17/2014 The Fuse Factory - Columbus, OH w/ Taiga, DOT
7/18/2014 Burlington Bar - Chicago, IL w/ Taiga, Rare Animals
7/19/2014 Gilead Fest @ Oshkosh Masonic Temple - Oshkosh, WI More...
Portland, Oregon's extreme metal/sludge powerhouse Bastard Feast is streaming new album, "Osculum Infame" ("The Shameful Kiss") in full. "Osculum Infame" will be released by Season of Mist on July 22nd (July 18th worldwide).
Give it a listen below, courtesy of Lambgoat.com. Bastard Feast has also kicked off a North American tour. Remaining dates are as follows:
7/10 Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Tavern
7/11 San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
7/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Loko Bar
7/13 Oakland, CA @ Eli's Mile High
7/14 Sacramento CA @ Cafe Colonial More...
Cerebellion has checked in with the following announcement about releasing an upcoming album later this year:
"We are pleased to release one of the many components to our upcoming album Regeneration. After 2012, we were faced with decisions that would alter the course of our music and lives, but the desire and need to create was greater than the pieces pulling us away. As a band we feel Regeneration contains our best work to date and we can’t wait to share it with all of you.
"Continue to follow us as we hit the studio to begin recording this week. We anticipate to have a completed album released in Fall 2014. We thank you for the continued support and for spreading the Cerebellion." More...
Like the beast of seven heads emerging from the darkest depths of the ocean, Giant of the Mountain has ascended upon mankind with its crushing delivery of blackened death metal.
Today Metalunderground.com is bringing you another track from the band's "Moon Worship" release. Check out fifth track "Flesh Divinity" in the player below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section.
The band was created in late 2008 by Cody Daniels and Randi Matejowsky with an idea to form a musical genre unlike any other: amidst shredding solos, heavy bass lines, odd rhythmic timing, and harsh vocals, Giant of the Mountain’s eclectic influences of black metal, progressive, death metal, and stoner/doom metal come together to create an alluring and enigmatic style. The "Moon Worship" track listing is as follows:
1. Moon Worship
2. Spiral of the Serpent
3. Terror in its Purest Form
4. Cult of the Moon
5. Flesh Divinity
6. Call to the Depths
7. Ending More...