Review: Venom Prison – Animus

venom_prison-animus-lowVenom Prison is a death metal act from the UK, with abrasive and heavy guitar punctures, devilishly gruesome drum work and front woman “L” just obliterates vocal duties on their debut album, Animus. Lyrics tackle issues of social ignorance (Darwinism), misogyny, rape culture (I hate that this is a thing, really? Rape culture?) and the rejection and dismissal of God and all religions. Such a strong showing right out of the gate on their debut album eh? Animus will be released world wide on October 14th through Prosthetic Records.

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Review: Reject The Sickness – Chains of Solitude

reject-the-sicknessHere is a band that takes real issues and displays the heartache of certain situations over well written melodic death metal. Reject the Sickness is a band from Belgium and their use of melodic death metal, metalcore guitar ailments and progressive undertones really makes their debut album, Chains of Solitude, a stand out performance. Then you have the vocalist who is a social worker and uses these emotions in his lyrics and vocal performance to tell emotional tales of child endangerment, abuse, neglect and anger. On the surface it seems like just another melodic death band but Reject the Sickness is incredibly deep.

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ASPHYX Release New Video For The New Song ‘Forerunners Of The Apocalypse’

31cbbbca-490b-45c3-8154-f4d36ae052d3Only about a week left to go until the long awaited new studio album Incoming Death by Dutch Doom Death Metal division ASPHYX is released worldwide on September 30th, 2016 via Century Media Records. Therefore, ASPHYX are pleased to debut a promotional video clip for the new album’s track “Forerunners Of The Apocalypse” today!

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Allegaeon streams new album, ‘Proponent for Sentience’!

allegaeon-proponent-for-sentience-3000x3000This Friday (September 23rd), melodic death metal outfit Allegaeon will be releasing their fourth full-length, Proponent for Sentience, via Metal Blade Records. To hear the full record – featuring “sweeping orchestrations, breath-taking hooks, adrenaline-fueled riffs, stunning leads, and diverse vocals” ( – 10/10) – before release, head over to for the exclusive album stream: Continue reading “Allegaeon streams new album, ‘Proponent for Sentience’!”


Roadrunner Records’ group Gojira have debuted their official music video for ‘The Shooting Star.’ Taken from their acclaimed chart topping new album MAGMA, ‘The Shooting Star’ and its music video are streaming now on Gojira’s official YouTube channel. The mind-bending video wasdirected and animated by Markus Hofko (

HATE ETERNAL announce European Tour with VADER and THREAT SIGNAL

Death metal legends HATE ETERNAL have announced a European tour. A new leg of the ‘Infernus’ World Tour, this European run begins in Germany on Nov. 4, and continues through 7 countries before concluding on Nov. 20. This tour sees HATE ETERNAL supporting VADER, and features THREAT SIGNAL.A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Continue reading “HATE ETERNAL announce European Tour with VADER and THREAT SIGNAL”

Anaal Nathrakh premieres new track, “Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion”, via

anaalnathrakh-thewholeofthelawAnaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose – to be the soundtrack for Armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes. Since 1999, they have gained a reputation for embodying precisely these things – and now, with their new album, The Whole of the Law, Anaal Nathrakh has reached the very height of their twisted powers. Due out October 28th via Metal Blade Records, The Whole of the Law marries all of the two-piece’s trademark ferocity and against-all-reason-catchiness with a reinvigorated sense of focus and insane hatred. For a preview of the album, the new single, “Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion”, can be streamed via now: Continue reading “Anaal Nathrakh premieres new track, “Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion”, via”

Battlecross pays homage to military veterans on the 2016 “Winter Warriors Tour”, featuring Allegaeon, Necromancing the Stone

winter-warriorsAfter joining Soilwork, Unearth, Wovenwar, and Darkness Divided for a North American tour this fall, Motor City thrashers Battlecross will finish off 2016 with their annual headlining run, the third installment of the “Winter Warriors Tour”! This year, Metal Blade label-matesAllegaeon and Necromancing the Stone will join the bill as support, making this one tour not to be missed! Continue reading “Battlecross pays homage to military veterans on the 2016 “Winter Warriors Tour”, featuring Allegaeon, Necromancing the Stone”

Downfall of Gaia reveals details for new album, ‘Atrophy’

downfallofgaia-atrophyOn November 11th, Downfall Of Gaia will release their fourth full-length, Atrophy, via Metal Blade Records. Recorded in June 2016 at Hidden Planet Studio Berlin with Jan Oberg, Atrophywas mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studio in San Francisco, CA, and is a record about the absurdity of life and human existence – an album about the constant dialog between life and death. Continue reading “Downfall of Gaia reveals details for new album, ‘Atrophy’”

Review: Conclave – Sins of the Elders

soe300finalConclave is a sludge/doom band hailing from Massachusets and if it’s sludge…you know it’s going to be heavy with massive use of grooves and down tuned tones. So yes, this is a bashing display of sludge. Conclave’s sound will definitely be something NOLA sludge fans will grasp onto. With almost drunken riffs, bass licks and a raspy vocalist heading the charge…you get a sense of Down and Crowbar inspiration from Conclave. While not mimicking the sound at all, that is just the vibe I am getting from this bands debut album, Sins of the Elders. Which merits a listen if you enjoy this style of music.

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