These are the releases of the week!
I’m sad to report today that Bolt Thrower’s drummer, Martin “Kiddie” Kearns has passed away unexpectedly at the age of 38. Bolt Thrower has decided to cancel the rest of their Australian tour so they can deal with the loss of their beloved drummer.
After four years of silence, avant norse folk metal duo, SOLEFALD, return with Norrønasongen. Kosmopolis Nord, an experimental soundtrack to the fjords and mountains of Norway, and a hymn to the nature of the North. A prequel to the eclectic duo’s forthcoming Kosmopolis Sud full-length set for release next year, Norrønasongen. Kosmopolis Nord was created for release on vinyl, boasts a crew totaling ten musicians and finds SOLEFALD venturing into new and unfamiliar soundscapes.
The Ukrainian 4 piece “math-core” band known as Septa released a wild album back in October and I think they are definitely worth checking out. An experimental take on alternative rock, hardcore and sludge with thick bass lines, raunchy vocal work and oddly timed yet heavy guitar work.
Stream the new album here and definitely download it: http://septa.bandcamp.com/album/destroyer
Cesspits is the tits, Napalm Death somehow defy everything when it comes to older bands releasing new content by sustaining high amounts of energy, alarmingly fast drumming and riffs, fiery vocals and a tempo that makes me want to smash everything in my room….all within 3 minutes and 33 seconds. God damn 2015 is off to a phenomenal start.
In anticipation of its release, the quartet — who have been described as a cross between Agalloch and Amon Amarth — have unveiled the previously unreleased track “Cities Built on Conquered Ground” exclusively via Metal Bandcamp
http://metalbandcamp.com/2014/11/wayfarer-children-of-the-iron-age.html. The song is featured exclusively on Side D of the “Children of the Iron Age” gatefold double-LP, which can be pre-ordered at the link below.
Thomas Giles, the solo project from Between the Buried and Me front man, Tommy Rogers, is set to released “Modern Noise” on November 25th, 2014. Today, All Music is set to debut a brand new music video from the album! “Siphon the Bad Blood” was shot last month with Rogers in Los Angeles and features colorful visuals from throughout the “Modern Noise” album art. The abstract video is streaming exclusively at AllMusic.com. Additionally, an interview with Tommy has been published on the site. Watch “Siphon the Bad Blood” now at AllMusic.com HERE.
Ensiferum has completed work on their upcoming new album, “One Man Army.” The band spent the last few weeks at Astia Studio (astiastudio.fi) in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. The album is scheduled for release on February 24 in North America, and February 23/20 in UK/Europe. New music, art, track listing, and video clips from the studio will be online within the next few weeks. Next week, Ensiferum will be filming a brand new music video with Grupa #13 in Poland. Grupa #13 is the production house behind some of the most spectacular music videos in metal, including videos from Behemoth, Amon Amarth, and more.