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Last updated on December 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET
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Following the "Insects" album from back in 2011 and the "Samhain Celebration" split released earlier this year, Farsot now has a new full-length in the works. The band comments:
"Our third album is entitled 'FAIL-LURE.' Failure: an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success. Allure: the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating. More soon…"
Farsot also revealed the "Fail-Lure" track listing will be as follows:
I - Vitriolic
II - Circular Stains
III - With Obsidian Hands
IV - Undercurrents
V - The Antagonist
VI - A Hundred to Nothing More...
As the Los Angeles-based The Power Of The Riff festival event taking place next week rapidly approaches, the set times and more have been posted.
The Power Of The Riff begins with a now sold-out pre-party Friday, December 16th, with Venice crossover icons Excel headlining the show in support of the recent reissue of second album, "The Joke's On You.: Also added to the party are Inglewood powerviolence squad Despise You as well as local Los Angeles death-punk sect Deth Crux.
Saturday, December 17th will feature a headlining set by Cascadian black metal artisans Wolves In The Throne Room playing Los Angeles for the first time in years, as well as long-running death metal masters Incantation, Chicago post-metal outfit Pelican, the debut performance of hardcore supergroup Bloodclot, Olympia-based punk freaks Gag, Oakland death metal warriors Necrot, and Ohio death/black/crust newcomers, and recent Southern Lord signees, Crypt Rot.
Sunday, December 18th will be dominated by Neurosis making a special return to Los Angeles to headline the event. The rest of the evening sees Southern California metal/hardcore trio Nails making a first live appearance since the band went on hiatus several months ago, Bay-Area post/sludge act Kowloon Walled City, Arizona death faction Gatecreeper, Los Angeles' own hardcore-punk savages Obliterations, and Southern Lord-signed blazing hardcore outfit Lies.
Another batch of two-day passes have been released this week as the two main events are very close to selling-out. Set times are as follows: More...
Norwegian group Vicinity has been busy working on the follow-up to 2013's "Awakening." The band now checks in with this update:
"We are so proud to finally be able to announce, not only the title and artwork, but also the fact that we've signed a worldwide record deal with Mighty Music for the release of our next album 'Recurrence.'
"'Recurrence' is a concept album dealing with the cyclic nature of humanity, and will be released on April 21st next year. Thanks to everyone who has contributed as well: Christer-André Cederberg - Producer/Mixer/Engineer, Jens Bogren, Fascination Street Studios, Skarp Studio, LindenArtwork :) The finished product would not have been what it is without you!" More...
Versus is gearing up for the release of forthcoming full-length album, "The Cardinal," in early 2017 via Revival Recordings.
To celebrate this announcement and signing, the band has released "No Safety," a song that talks about not feeling comfortable enough to open up about where you are mentally. The band creatively uses this platform to spread a message of hope for individuals battling mental illness after first-hand experiences losing someone significant.
The band comments: "Whether that be with your partner or best friend, people dealing with depression and anxiety are good about keeping it all in. What's what gets you there in the first place."
Shawn Milke of Revival Recordings had this to say about the label's latest signing: "Revival Recordings is proud to announce the signing of Versus. The band embodies everything that we love; passionate songs, energetic live show, and lyrics with a purpose, with a message. It is time to join the movement." More...
From the small coastal town of Mangalore (not to be confused with Bangalore), Maloic arrives to unleash a new video for "Foul Blood," taken off the "Death" album due to drop January 25th, 2017. The new album's track listing is as follows:
1. Foul Blood
2. Two Twelve Eighty Four
3. Wasted Soul
7. Prison of Darkness
8. The Rope More...
Sepultura debuts a new lyric video for "I Am The Enemy", taken from the band's upcoming fourteenth studio album "Machine Messiah", which will arrive in stores on January 13th through Nuclear Blast.
Check out now "I Am The Enemy" below.
Says guitarist Andreas Kisser of the song: More...
West Palm Beach, Florida’s AfterLife premieres the title track of the band's upcoming new EP "Vicious Cycle", which will be out in stores on February 03rd via Stay Sick Recordings.
Check out now "Vicious Cycle" below.
Comments frontman Tyler Levenson: More...