Beyond Creation touring North America with Origin and King Parrot; Offer Free Download

beyond creation the auraIn case you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that Canada’s Beyond Creation is coming to North America and bringing their pals King Parrot and Origin with them. Hopefully, they’ll be playing some unreleased material or possibly hitting the studio after this tour. I know I need something new by now.

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TORN THE FUCK APART: Sexually Transmitted Torture Out Now on Ossuary Industries / Full Album Streaming

tornthefuckapartKansas City Death Spreaders TORN THE FUCK APART have just released new album ‘Sexually Transmitted Torture’ on Ossuary Industries. The follow up to 2012′s …The Dissection of Christ is a beastly, blood thirsty slab of Death Metal atrocity that rattles the bones and eviscerates any semblance of human civility.

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Concert Review: Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Wretched & Gornography

10488045_10152548788754749_4593920580616918047_nWhen it came down to it, I only wanted to go to Mayhem Fest to see 2 bands: Cannibal Corpse and Suicide Silence. So when the festival was cancelled for the Bonner Springs, KS date on July 15th, I was pretty frustrated/annoyed/angry. It’s always fun to see Cannibal Corpse and I had never seen Suicide Silence before. Festival shows are usually short sets and hot/humid days filled with a ton of waiting and standing but seeing these two bands would have been worth it. However, some amazing people put together an off date show in Lawrence, KS at The Granada Theater and it featured the two main acts I wanted to see plus one extra band I enjoy and another whom is a local favorite within the Kansas City death metal scene. All bands were good and the venue setting was way more enjoyable than an out door show.

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FREE MUSIC: Balrog – Khazad Dum, Minas Morgul & The Ringwraiths

balrog bandcamp bannerOn this free music post, I offer you 3 full albums that are heavily influenced and driven by Tolkien’s world of fantasy, magic and lore. Balrog does not hide the fact that their blend of fantasy dungeon synth is an homage and direct worship of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world that he created. The result is 3 quality albums that should be downloaded and listened to immediately. The artwork alone is worth a gander.

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8th Graders Land 1.7 Million Contract With Sony – Unlocking The Truth

unlocking-the-truthUnlocking The Truth, consisting of guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, bassist Alec Atkins and drummer Jarad Dawkins have signed a two-record deal with Sony. Holy. Shit.

Is this a good thing? I mean it sounds like an early career success story right? Read more.

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Album Review: King of Asgard – Karg

king of asgard kargReturning from their homeland of Sweden to take over the lands in the same way their viking breathren did so long ago, King of Asgard come back with their Nordic themed metal ambush called “Karg”. Another Metal Blade Records treat, KoA give us their fine blend of melody and death metal that they are well known for. Yet, something new is in the air when I blast the new KoA album. Something grim and cold and it stings.

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Quick Reviews: Necronautical, Devangelic & Destrage

necronauticalNecronautical – “Black Sea Misanthropy”. Deadly blackened thrash driven metal with apparent undead boat tomfoolery. These black sails are risen high and the path is set for an exploration to the underworld! The music is fast tempo slaughter fest of riffs, drum work and mid-higher ranged death screaming. These UK sea-men give us something rather different in theme but similar in sound.
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