Aussie deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder have just released their newest album simply entitled “Hate” and it’s a massive punch to the senses. Of course, if you enjoy deathcore, this is a given and is probably already your favorite album of 2013. It’s angrier Whitechapel, it’s atmospheric homicidal music as it creates crime scene after crime scene of blood and guts. “Hate” is just that, pure fucking rage, hatred and fury. These guys take a a genre and ignite a flame under it’s ass and provide some neat twists. It’s not a technical mindfuck like Rings of Saturn, but it’s catchy as hell and it’s thirty six minutes of great headbang material.
Rings of Saturn and Thy Art Is Murder were in a neck and neck battle for the opening spot for this years Summer Slaughter Tour. The battle was exciting and tons of fans on either side talked a massive amount of shit on the other band and vice versa. However, the voting process was a true nail biter and Rings of Saturn came out on top with only a 1% victory!!! Both bands deserved the spot in my eyes, but I’ve seen a ton of backlash and butthurt since the official announcement. Congratulations to Rings of Saturn! support both bands.
This week shall be the beginning of our weekly post on new music that is coming out for that particular week. The link provided will guide you to Amazon which gives you a full list of what is coming out for Hard Rock/Metal.
Here are the releases for this week, March 26th 2013:
Sevendust – Black Out The Sun, Iron Maiden – Maiden England, Sebastian Bach – Abachalypse Now, Wormed – Exodromos and more!
About to get straight up nerdy on this one. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
is out on DVD right now. RIGHT NOW! I suggest every single one of you who will ever see this post to go get it. I saw it in the theater a couple of days after Christmas and it was one of the best movies I’ve seen in awhile. Why does this belong on a metal blog? Cuz we can chat about our hobbies and things we enjoy as well, so suck it.
Thrawsunblat have done it! They met their goals, worked tirelessly to get these new tunes recorded and have released the brand spanking new epic known as “Wanderer on the Continent of Saplings”!!! If you missed the interview with Joel Violette, be sure to catch up on that while you listen to the new album on their bandcamp page. A proper review will no doubt appear on this site soon, but for now I can just say I am loving every single bit of blood, sweat and tears that was poured into this record. The perfect way to start your day, listen to Thrawsunblat!!!!
Go give them a like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thrawsunblat?fref=ts
Seriously some of the best music by some of the nicest people in the metal world. Cheers!
Antarctic metal monsters GWAR are kicking off their spring run of dates with a special “Meat and Meet” at the world-famous Grinders in Kansas City, MO. The “Meat and Meet” is scheduled for Monday April 8th from 6-8 PM.
This event is not only for GWAR to drink and eat themselves into a bloated coma with their legions of slavering fans, but to announce and introduce their brand-new and 100% edible “GWAR-B-Q” sauce, personally created for human consumption by none other than GWAR‘s steel-faced guitar player, Balsac, the Jaws of Death.
While I’m not the biggest NIN fan, I do enjoy a ton of his/their work. My wife is going to flip her shit when she hears about this news. I’d love to go see NIN together with her. Here is the statement from Trent:
Nine Inch Nails are touring this year.
I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked – which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.
The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.
Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.
The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival is a tour I look forward to every year. While some years are better than others, it’s always a good time and the bands are always entertaining to watch. The Facebook page has been cockteasing bands ever since late last year. Today they spammed my feed with bands and this is what the current possible lineup could be!
So I was recently lucky enough to have some blackened thrash sent my way. Think of BAAL as Goatwhore with bad production values. You don’t need Erik Rutan production to appreciate the seething headbanging evil coming from these guys. When they aren’t raping your ears with threatening riffs and blasts, they tone down the tempo and blow you away even further with ambient black metal pieces on par with the best post-black metal and SDBM acts. The writing is dark and it’s true black metal. Be sure to check them out!
Cannibal Corpse will be releasing a box set to commemorate their 25th anniversary: Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal. The box contains: all 12 full length studio albums in a 12 CD foldout case with new artwork, “Torturing and Eviscerating LIVE” on CD and LP Picture Disc recorded in Tampa, FL 2010 / Milwaukee, WI 2012, PLUS: NEW EXCLUSIVE images by VINCE LOCKE, 12″ X 12″ graphic prints of all 13 original album covers, and a 2013 Cannibal Corpse Calendar. The box will be in stores on March 19th and is available for pre-order, along with the previously announced series of Cannibal Corpse picture discs, at metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.
Do you guys always wear sunglasses? Why does that bother me so much? Oh well. Lightning Swords of Death is a blend of Watain, Goatwhore and Behemoth…crusty blackened thrash death greatness. Here is the video for their song “Baphometic Chaosium”.
Eager fans have been desperately asking “Where I can I buy the digital download for (bands) single!?” Well look no further…
They do not have a new record coming out. They really haven’t posted any updates in awhile. I’ve just been in a mood for some Junius lately and I need to share this with everyone. Well, atleast the 5 people that read this blog anyways. Listen to Junius!