Melodic death metal heroes AMON AMARTH are pleased to unveil the details of their ninth studio album. Titled Deceiver of the Gods, the epic offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki & Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) providing guest vocals for eighth song, “Hel.” Deceiver of the Gods will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th and Japan on June 26th.
Zozobra, the sludge/post-metal group led by Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Old Man Gloom), just released their pummeling new mini-LP, Savage Masters, on Brutal Panda Records on 04/02/13. This album marks the first release from the band since 2008′s Bird of Prey on Hydra Head Records and features contributions from Cave In bandmates Adam McGrath (guitar) and J.R. Conners (drums). The end result of this 15 minute album is an unrelenting hardcore-influenced, sludge metal assault on your ear holes. Continue reading →
A gloom and doom day today as Chi Cheng has passed away yesterday. RIP Chi. However, today is the anniversary of Peter Steele’s death. On April 14th 2010 he passed away due to heart failure, he was only 48. Today I’ll celebrate his life the only way I know how. By listening to his wonderful voice being sung over depressing doom music. Listen to Type O Negative!
Amon Amarth are streaming their title track off of their brand new album “Deceiver of the Gods”!!! It’s packed full of Norse greatness as Johan and Co smash through another great song. I love the intro, each section has an awesome riff, Johan’s vocals have never sounded better and the production is done very well. Amon Amarth are as powerful as ever and Deceiver of the Gods is proof!!! Listen to the new song over at AmonAmarth.com!!
Patria is a black metal band from Brazil. I have never heard of them before until now, so this will be the first time giving them an honest listen. Right away i can tell that they are stuck in the 90′s considering this isn’t an older band. (Their first release was a demo in 2008) Not saying that there is anything wrong with their sound. Its rather obvious that they stick to the “True” form of early 90’s black metal and pull it off rather smoothly.
Kinetik is one of those bands whom embraced that thick chuggy sound of djent, add some ambient background noise, have a guy of front yelling at you and fantastic rhythmic progression that will win over any fan of this style. Yes, this band delivers on sound, execution and overall sound. If you’re a fan of In Flames, Meshuggah, Intervals and Periphery then this album is a no brainer for you.
Amon Amarth just revealed the new cover art for their new upcoming album from Metal Blade Records called “Deceiver of the Gods”!!!! I AM SO DAMN EXCITED!!!!!!
The band explains the art:
The cover depicts the last battle between the Gods and Loki who arrives at Vigridr field accompanied by the army of the dead during Ragnarok, the end of the world. We hope you enjoy it.
Of course you know, along with great art comes great music, and Amon Amarth deliver every time!!!! I can’t wait to see them on their Bonner Springs, KS Mayhem Fest off date!!!! Let the whirlwind headbanging commence!!!!!
I truly cannot read any of that shit. Yep! It must be a full on European tour! Thy Art Is Murder is hitting up you peoples over across the pond, so be sure to see the Australian deathcore giants while they are in your neck of the woods!
Here’s one for you sick Grindcore fans out there. Hailing from Italy SpermBloodShit are bringing some nasty grinds to you from Coyote Records. Imagine if Napalm Death and Cephalic Carnage had a crack baby, that baby would be SpermBloodShit. The Tourette’s Syndrome has 15 disgusting tracks for you to defile your ears with, which is quite a number in my opinion. These guys have created some relentlessly awesome music and I definitely look forward to their future releases.
New Jersey metallers Beyond Dishonor was recently passed my way and I must say, this is something I can get down to. After one single listen to one single song I immediately went to their Facebook page and gave them a like. This song jams and I’d love to review this album if the band gets a hold of me (cough, hint, cough). The writing is not predictable and monotonous like most metalcore/hardcore acts and vocalist Reese Dunlap is a set of lungs man, his screams are gnarly!!!! Watch the new music video they just released “Heisenberg” and see for yourself!!!!
I am a very big fan of Cough! I think their last two albums were awesome! I’ve been waiting to get my hands on “Reflection of the Negative” since the first time I streamed their half of the split. Windhand is among many other bands that I’ve recently started listening to. Both bands are buddies and very similar to each other, making it a very powerful split. Cough and Windhand both hail from Richmond VA and have been gaining some weight in the metal underground, and its for a very good reason. Both are very talented and offer some great music!
Well when I first heard of “supergroup” death metal act Pyrithion, I was very skeptical. Sure, there is a possibility for immediate success with Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) on vocals and guitars being destroyed by Ryan Glisan (Allegaeon) and Andy Godwin (Embodyment), but can these guys come together to forge the alleged supreme death metal album they hope to release? Fuck yes they can.
Troglodyte, Kansas City’s neanderthal death metal act, needs our help!!!! Rob Zombie, Machine Head, Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom will be stopping by here on an off date Mayhem Fest show and we all know who needs to open this bad boy for us. That’s right, TROGLODYTE.
FLOOD 98.9 The Rock’s Facebook, Twitter, website and email stating how badly you want to see the almighty TROGLODYTE open for this amazing set on August 5th at Sandstone. I’m calling it Sandstone, I’m tired of the name change every fucking year.
If you happen to live in the Kansas City metro area, you’ve might have heard of In The Shadow already. They are a straight up metal band with heavy and melodic riffing, screams as well as singing and pummeling bass guitars and drums to make you headbang pretty damn hard. Everytime I see them I just enjoy myself and drink a few PBR’s. It’s my little tradition. They were one of the opening acts for Orgy and they brought true metal to the stage that night. It was fun and each and every time I see these guys they just get better and better. A very tight playing group, In The Shadow seem to be exactly what Kansas City needs at this moment.
Leprous, the Norwegian prog metal quintet, have released a new single titled “Chronic”.
The band, also known for being Ihsahns backing band, have a new album coming to North America on May 28th. The album “Coal” is the follow up to 2011′s “Bilateral”. The 7 minute epic has elements of exactly what you would expect of any Norwegian metal band, while incorporating skillful progressive musicianship that really deserves to be heard. Starting off with haunting keyboards, and driving rhythm section, this song really grabs your attention. The chorus is something almost reminiscent of a little poppier sounding Ihsahn riff. It’s kind of unnecessary to draw the comparison, but I hear what I hear. Black metal elements pop up here and there which I really enjoy. Progressive riffs throughout the middle section of this song with clean projected singing really carry you into the later parts with such skill and ease which put me in mind of a Norwegian black metal influenced Dream Theater.
This is a band that I think has been missing from my personal collection for way too long. After the first listen I had no choice but to immediately start it over. Dark and Epic while taking you on a musical journey, if this song is a good representation of the album to come, this will be a MUST HAVE for any progressive metal fan. I for one highly anticipate this album to drop. I expect to give this album a GREAT review once I finally get my hands on it.
The band is currently on tour in Europe with Intronaut and Castle.
Guitarist/Singer Stavros using his social networks has started to wage a prank war of sorts with ”Hardcore” act Emmure. Apparently Frankie Palmeri has tagged a lot of venues, so the wonderful Atlas Moth has decided to cover them with loads and loads of dicks because, well, it’s Emmure and they kinda suck anyway. Hopefully the constant harassment will cause Emmure to do some self-reflecting and maybe improve their “sound”, but I highly doubt it.
Long Live The Atlas Moth!!!
check them out on tour in Europe right now!
04/05 Essen, Germany @ Cafe Nova
04/06 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Baroeg
04/07 Bruxelles, Belgium @ Magasin 4
04/08 Koln, Germany @ MTC
04/09 Munchen, Germany Feierwerk
04/10 Wien, Austria @ Arena
04/11 Budapest, Hungary @ Rocktogon
04/13 Fidenza, Italy @ Taun
04/14 Milano, Italy @ Lo Fi
04/15 Toulouse, France Dynamo
04/16 Nantes, France Le Ferrailleur
04/17 Paris, France Glazart
04/18 Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn Festival
04/19 Stuttgart, Germany @ Roadburn Festival
04/20 Bischofswerda, Germany @ East Club
04/21 Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
Abiotic’s new music is filled with grim realities all while blasting their sick ass techinical deathcore goodness all over it. They have such an awesome tone. I am now a bigger fan of this band due to this outstanding video. Watch in HD.
Also, that guitar solo was so unique! I loved that technique!