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Top 10 album of the year by me. NO I DIDNT PICK MY OWN BAND!
10. Obituary- Inked in Blood- I am not a huge obituary fan but this album is awesome. Groove for days.
9. Internal Bleeding – Imperium- A true return to the fold by one of the pioneers of slam: song writing, fun and heart. Killer job and plenty of wu tang shrug your shoulder riffs.
7. CANNIBAL CORPSE – A SKELETEL DOMAIN- AMAZING, shut up.
6. Origin – Omnipresent- A band that does what they do and do it like no other. This album brought out more grooves and even a side of grind and power violence at times. Amazing album and band that pushes the boundaries for themselves at all times. New vocalist Jason Keyser knows his shit and is a hell of a showman.
5. Misery Index- The Killing Gods – Because its fucking Misery Index and it doesn’t matter what they do, its the right thing to do.
4. Artificial Brain – Labyrinth Constellation – Awe inspiring release. Such atmosphere, such talent, and such swagger. Glad to call these guys my friends, but more importantly, glad they made this album. Loved it since day one.
3. Wretched – Cannibal – A sadly overlooked album which I feel was looked over way to much. Technical death metal meets thrash,and I feel a glimpse of what BTBAM would sound like in 2014 if they still liked death metal. Cannibal is it’s own flavor: vocal range all over, amazing solo work and a top notch performance by one of the SICKEST drummers out there, Marshal is a mad man. This album has it all. A gem in the rough I feel. Please give this album a listen.
2. Septycal Gorge – Scourge of the Formless Breed- An amazing brutal tech release. Everything about it is beyond amazing. The art, the riffs, the vibe & the production. Italy does it right and that drumming is ruthless!
1. Job for a Cowboy- Sun Eater- I don’t care what anybody’s elitist opinion is, this album is INSANE. This is a killer release for death metal, giving me the same hope for death metal that Monolith of Inhumanity by Cattle Decapitation did. Technicality at its finest, song writing at its finest, emotional, and captivating. Artwork by the great Tony Khoel and its just all around amazing. Featuring Danny Walker on drums, so you know it’s a banger. I challenge anybody to try and hate this record and really listen to it.
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The post DEAD IN THE MANGER: Insidious Black/Grind Entity Prepares To Lash Out With Debut Full-Length appeared first on Headbang or GTFO.
In early 2014, a damaging new musical force made itself apparent, when DEAD IN THE MANGERappeared seemingly from out of nowhere with their debut EP, Transience, a six-movement EP which brandished a monstrous blend of extreme metal with elements born of black/war metal realms as well as standards of the grindcore movement in a seamless and endlessly destructive alloy. The Metal Observer issued an 8.5/10 review of Transience, offering that the band had, “released one of the most original pieces of metal this year and you would be hard pressed to find a better example of a band forging into new territory,” and No Clean Singing championed the act, stating that, “what they do onTransience is fascinating enough despite its brevity, a genre-crossing creation that’s well worth exploring.” In a crushing 9/10 review of the EP, American Aftermath posted, “For the next twenty minutes, your existence will be plummeted into an abysmal void marred by raw, blackened ferocity and depressive auras,” and Metal Insider issued in part, “the EP is full of an impressive mix of black metal and sludge and a tinge of post-rock. It’s enough to leave you wanting a proper full-length…” And now that time is upon us, with the impending release of Cessation.
DEAD IN THE MANGER follows up the Transience debut with six new stages in the grief process, resolved in their adherence to dispiriting melodic atmosphere and frenzied black carnage, ever reaching upward yet inevitably pulled down into the mire. Whether grinding forth in a cascade of blinding black metal violence or cloaked in despondent post-rock gloom, Cessation leaves no space for hope, compelling the paradoxical embrace of suffering. As before, song titles, production credits, individual personalities and origins and all impertinent topical self-gratification remain trivial in service of the one true purpose for DEAD IN THE MANGER; internal disorder from external domination. The machinery of plutocratic slavery, churning and grinding the spirit of life until little remains but the last gasp of a doomed humanity, a cessation of the primal light in an absurdist nightmare.
On February 3rd, 2015, Cessation will hit on digital and vinyl release via 20 Buck Spin. The cover artwork, courtesy of Misanthropic Art (Secrets Of The Moon, Hooded Menace, Attic) has been issued alongside the virtually anonymous track listing in the meantime. Audio samples and further updates on the album will be released as the grim dawn of 2015 nears.
Cessation Track Listing:
1. Part I
2. Part II
3. Part III
4. Part IV
5. Part V
6. Part VI
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The post SOLEFALD: Avant Norse Folk Duo Unleashes Norrønasongen. Kosmopolis Nord In North America Via Indie Recordings appeared first on Headbang or GTFO.
“Norrønasongen picks up the torch from 2010′s Norrøn Livskunst illuminating the same barrenness through the prism of prog rock, electro, folk and noise,” elaborates vocalist/guitarist/programmer Cornelius Von Jackhelln. “Norrønasongen is our first release with all the lyrics written and sung in our mother tongue. Norse Jugendstil for eyes, minds and ears: SOLEFALD are delighted to be back with their boots on!”
Adds vocalist/synthesizer/programmer, Lars Are Nedland, “As long-time fans of the progressive movement of the late ’60s/early ’70s, it was in the cards that SOLEFALD would dive into the world of melotrons at some point. Norrønasongen is a progressive folk-pop-noise release, and sets the scene for the forthcoming album Kosmopolis Sud by being nothing like it. We’re SOLEFALD after all!”
Norrønasongen. Kosmopolis Nord is a true audio journey for the mind, body and soul. Opener, “Norrønaprogen,” is a progressive rock composition clocking in at eleven-and-a-half minutes, owing its sound to the 1970s acts that inspired SOLEFALD‘s debut, The Linear Scaffold, “Det Siste Landskap” is a small suite of new poems by von Jackhelln, written during a bumpy jeep excursion with Sólstafir in the Icelandic desert. The apocalyptic song describes the desolation of Iceland with an ambient pop sensibility while the hymn “Norskdom” invokes windy treks through the Jotunheimen Mountains.
Sturmgeist & The Fall of Rome, a noise outfit from Oslo’s underground resistance, have remixed Norrønaprogen and delivered a B side of epic noise -”Norrøna: Ljodet som ljoma” and “Songen: Vargen.” Einar Kvitrafn Selvik of Wardruna contributes with skaldic vocals while Mari Skeie Ljones plays the Hardanger fiddle, traditionally held as the Devil’s instrument in Norwegian folklore.
Previously self-described as “two stubborn goats pretending to be a band,” SOLEFALD have outsourced the rhythm section to the young talents of Baard Kolstad (God Seed, Borknagar) on drums, Alexander Bøe (In Vain) on bass and Petter Hallaråker (ICS Vortex, Rendezvous Point) on guitar. All three performed bravely with SOLEFALD during the 2013 European tour and summer festivals with In Vain.
Norrønasongen takes its name from Olav Aukrust’s (1883-1929) poem of the same name. Written in 1915, the poem describes the horrors of World War I as seen from the Norwegian mountains, with metaphors from Norse mythology. With the timing of its release, Norrønasongen marks both the century passed since the first World War, and the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution. As storms sweep the globe yet again, the poet’s apocalyptic words can be read as a sorrowful warning.
Norrønasongen. Kosmopolis Nord Track Listing:
II. Det Siste Landskap (An Icelandic Odyssey Part IV)
SOLEFALD Vs. Sturmgeist & The Fall Of Rome
IV. Norrøna: Ljodet Som Ljoma
V. Songen: Vargen
Norrønasongen. Kosmopolis Nord is out digitally in North America via Indie Recordings at THIS LOCATION.
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The post Septa’s “Destroyer” is the Sweetest, Most Chaotic Thing You’ll Hear This Year appeared first on Headbang or GTFO.
Stream the new album here and definitely download it: http://septa.bandcamp.com/album/destroyer
I hear a lot of late 90′s greatness on here. Dillinger Escape Plan, System of A Down and Deftones influence a greatly present, among other things. There are a lot of great hooks and melodies on here that will get stuck in your head. If it’s not the music itself, the vocal arraignment is unique enough to keep you guessing, leaves you cross eyed and in awe.
Remember the name and add Septa to your list of bands that need your attention.
Septa on the net:
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Stream Cesspits here: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-napalm-death-cesspits/
Apex Predator – Easy Meat will be released via Century Media Records on January 16th in Europe and January 27th in North America.
While currently still on tour in Europe, NAPALM DEATH’s vocalist Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway checked in to comment on the track as follows:
“Cesspits is both literally and figuratively about people living in holes. It is perhaps one of the ultimate indignities and one of those things that a blind eye is often turned to. The subject matter called for a very savage delivery, and although there are quite a few musical facets to this song, it doesn’t stop letting rip.“
Further details about “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album will be revealed soon…
Here is a list of all upcoming NAPALM DEATH Tour Dates:
NAPALM DEATH – Live 2014:
Presented by Rage Wear, OX Fanzine, Slam Magazine & Fuze Mag.
21.11.2014 Paris (France) – Le Trabendo + Hatebreed
22.11.2014 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Speedfest
26.11.2014 Tokyo (Japan) – Liquidroom + Brutal Truth
27.11.2014 Osaka (Japan) – Club Quattro + Brutal Truth
28.11.2014 Nagoya (Japan) – Electric Lady Land + Brutal Truth
30.11. 2014 Tokyo (Japan) – Earthdom + Brutal Truth
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The post BLACK SHEEP WALL Releases A New Track: “White Pig” appeared first on Headbang or GTFO.
Listen to the new song here: http://gunshyassassin.com/news/black-sheep-wall-exclusive-song-stream-white-pig/?mc_cid=6720c9fcf0&mc_eid=2b9b5371d8
Pre-order the new album here: http://shopusa.season-of-mist.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=black+sheep+wall&mc_cid=6720c9fcf0&mc_eid=2b9b5371d8
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The second Kaotoxin band to play Hellfest (after AD PATRES in 2011), DEEP IN HATE will share the stage with Ace Frehley, Airbourne, Alice Cooper, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Billy Idol, Biohazard, Bloodbath, Body Count, Cannibal Corpse, Children Of Bodom, Cradle Of Filth, Dead Kennedys, DRI, Envy, Exploited, Faith No More, Five Finger Death Punch, In Extremo, In Flames, Judas Priest, Killing Joke, Korn, Lamb Of God, Limp Bizkit, Madball, Marilyn Manson, Mayhem, Meshuggah, Motörhead, Nightwish, No FX, Red Fang, Rise Against, Satyricon, Scorpions, Slash, Slipknot, St Vitus, Terror, Triptykon, Wampas, Wovenhand, ZZ Top and SO many more!
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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.
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Recently, “I Appear Disappear,” was released via GuitarWorld.com. The song builds up into an exceptionally catchy chorus, before ending with an extended and incredibly tasty guitar solo from Between the Buried and Me guitarist Paul Waggoner. Listen to “I Appear Disappear” now on GuitarWorld.com HERE. Visit metalblade.com/thomasgiles to listen to the previously released track, “Mutilated World,” and visit the Thomas Giles youtube channel for exclusive studio videos from the album tracking process youtube.com/thomasgilesmusic. Subscribe to be the first to hear about new entries in the “Creating Modern Noise” video series.
What is “Modern Noise“? The title is merely a statement that reflects what they are creating: their take on the modern rock sound. Tommy Roger explains the title and music: “This record was an outcome of me creating songs while not wanting to over evaluate the music. I wanted to record things that naturally came to me and because of this, the record feels like an accurate extension of myself. I took a more rock approach and really focused on writing simple yet dynamic songs. Lyrically, I feel it’s a great mix of storytelling and personal experience. “Modern Noise” is basically just saying this is my current noise on the earth. We all are here for a short amount of time and the noise we make is our memory.“
Fans of Tommy’s work with Between the Buried and Me, as well as fans who steer clear of anything metal related, will find plenty to enjoy here as this is nothing short of a well written, genuine, and intensely passionate modern rock/progressive album. This is Tommy’s take on music, or as he says: “Music is always Modern Noise. I’m just a person in current time trying to create something somewhat new.“
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Vocalist/guitarist Petri Lindroos comments, “We worked hard and long days one after another while Kippo kicked our asses to make us do the very best, and you can hear that in this album. It’s a killer album with killer sound. I’m very proud to a part of this masterpiece!” Bassist Sami Hinkka adds: “Hi folks! We are extremely proud to announce that the album is 100% done! The recording session was incredible experience for us. We can’t express our gratitude enough for Mr. Anssi Kippo, who never lost his nerves, was full of crazy ideas and worked like a madman for weeks! The shortest working day was 12 hours and the average was around 16 hours! After all “blood, sweat and tears” it feels great to tell you that the result for years of hard composing and weeks of intense recordings is without a doubt the best Ensiferum album song- and soundwise. Material is pretty diverse and each song tells a tale of it’s own instead of being a crappy copy of previous song so no fillers included. Next week we go record the new music video, but that’s another story… Stay tuned!“
Ensiferum will be on tour this autumn and already has shows and festival appearances confirmed for next year. The band plans to return to North America in May 2015.
+ special guests
11/03/15 DE – Bochum – Zeche
12/03/15 DE – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
13/03/15 DE – München – Backstage
14/03/15 CZ – Zlin – Masters of Rock Café
15/03/15 HU – Budapest – Club 202
16/03/15 AT – Wien – Szene
18/03/15 IT – Milan – Live Club
19/03/15 CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
20/03/15 FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
21/03/15 CH – Pratteln – Z7
22/03/15 FR – Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
23/03/15 FR – Paris – Le Bataclan
24/03/15 UK – London – O2 Academy Islington
25/03/15 NL – Haarlem – Patronaat
26/03/15 NL – Zwolle – Hedon
27/03/15 BE – Vosselaar – Biebob
28/03/15 DE – Bremen – Tivoli
29/03/15 DE – Hamburg – Grünspan
30/03/15 DK – Copenhagen – Vega
31/03/15 SE – Stockholm – Göta Källare
01/04/15 SE – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
02/04/15 NO – Oslo – Inferno Metal Festival
w/ Orphaned Land
26/11/14 JP – Tokyo – Club Duo Exchange
27/11/14 JP – Osaka – Mamba Rocket
29/11/14 CN – Shanghai – Mao Livehouse
30/11/14 CN – Bejing – Yu Gong Yi Shan
2015 Festival Appearances
13/12/14 NL – Eindhoven – Metal Meeting
22/01-26/01/15 US – Miami – 70,000 Tons Of Metal
13/08/15 RO – Rasnov – Rockstadt Extremefest
13/08-15/08/15 DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Emmi Silvennoinen – Keyboards/Backing vocals
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