Florida-based theatrical blackened tech metallers, OVID’S WITHERING, are pleased to join the expanding roster of extreme metal powerhouse, Unique Leader Records, for the release of their sophomore full-length. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to last year’s Scryers Of The Ibis debut, which Metal Injection christened, “one of the best, most well-written, well-played, well-produced, killer records of 2013,” “a masterpiece,” and, “a testament to creativity and the willingness to go above and beyond what your contemporaries are doing,” will be unleashed sometime in 2015.
Revocation spent a few days on the road with acclaimed director Dave Brodsky, who was enlisted to shoot the band’s new video: “Deathless.” The track, which is about the “oath of blood” and “a pact of the initiated” of being a touring band, is something the band wanted reflected in a video. Brodsky delivered just that: “Deathless” gives fans a taste of what it’s like on the road, from the daily grind of loading gear to the excitement of being on stage. Watch “Deathless” now, exclusively at metalinjection.net HERE.
Manchester slam crew INGESTED has built a reputation as one of the most savage death metal acts to come out of the UK for a long time. Punishing beat-downs, epic riffage, guttural vocals and blistering speed are just some of the weapons in INGESTED’s musical arsenal.
2015 now sees INGESTED return with their heaviest offering yet in the form of The Architect Of Extinction, mixed by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY) and featuring artwork by Toshihiro Egawa (who also did the artwork for the band’s debut record). The Architect Of Extinction will be released on January 12th in Europe and January 27th in North America (digital only) via Century Media Records.
Sweden’s master of horror, Bloodbath, has teamed up with Noisey to launch a music video for the track “Church of Vastitas” from the band’s upcoming album Grand Morbid Funeral. Check it out online at:http://noisey.vice.com/blog/bloodbath-church-of-vastitas-video-premiere.
Grand Morbid Funeral will drop next week, November 18, via Peaceville Records. Pre-order Grand Morbid Funeral today via iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/grand-morbid-funeral/id930681805, Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Morbid-Funeral-Bloodbath/dp/B00NV8YB1C and the Peaceville Bloodbath store at:http://bit.ly/1sXvCBQ.
On the eve of Rivers of Nihil‘s upcoming tour with Death (DTA Tours), the Reading, PA based metal act have launched a brand new video. “Place of Serpents” was recorded by the band and is an alternate version from the track on their debut record The Conscious Seed of Light. For this version, all guitar and bass tones were recorded DI without any amps, with the sounds and tones coming from Toontrack’s Metal Guitar Gods 2 EZmix Pack for EZmix 2 instead. The drums were programmed using EZdrummer 2 with the Made of Metal EZX expansion pack by Colin Richardson. All of these products are available now via Toontrack at toontrack.com as part of their annual “Metal Month” promotion.
Watch “Place of Serpents” now on youtube.com/Riversofnihilpa HERE.
If you were to tell me years ago that Job For A Cowboy would evolve and change their sound so drastically that they would create such an album that raises questions as to if it’s even the same band or that they can crank up the progressive creativity, utilize a bass guitar flawlessly and still somehow create crushing music that resonates closely to Gorguts in a way than I would have laughed at you. I would have pushed you off of a cliff. JFAC is a deathcore band, there is no way they will abandon their sound. They would not go outside the circle that helped them get big. Well if you’ve been paying attention to their last few albums, you’ll not be surprised by this change as they have been slowly yet steadily bringing more and more elements of sounds into their heaviness. Sun Eater is their next great tier of their evolution and it makes you appreciate the band, the musicians and their overall new sound that much more.
This week I will start compiling a massive list of media for you all to consume on Saturday’s. I run this website as a hobby so I am not always keeping up with content during the week like the other websites but I still want to maintain some credibility when it comes to sharing the best of the best from the underground as well as some of the newer stuff from the more established bands. This week we have black metal updates, music videos and more! Sit back, grab a coffee and listen.
“Sun Eater” is the fourth full-length album from Job for a Cowboy, and is scheduled for release via Metal Blade Records worldwide next week! Thus far, the album has blown away fans and critics, with heavyblogsisheavy.com proclaiming “The album’s two opening tracks sound nothing like the band of the past” and Alternative Press adding that “the songs have progressive sweep and epic power, at times recalling Opeth’s heavier work…”Sun Eater” is one of 2014′s best metal albums, period.” But don’t take their word for it; listen to the full album now at metalblade.com/jobforacowboy.
The mighty mid-Western blackened death band known as Tyranny Enthroned have returned with a new album as well as a new music video for the song “Interpreter of Dreams”. The song can be found on the newly released album called “Our Great Undoing” which can be found on Blast Head Records!
Psycroptic comes from the tiny Australian island known as Tazmania and in the past 15 years they’ve gone from that small island to a worldwide domination and have become a face melting phenomenon in the mean time. They may not be your favorite death metal band but you definitely have heard of them before or recognize the name. The band is gearing up for a new release and in the process of readying the album for mass consumption, they will be releasing a single this week that I think death metal and tech death fans will enjoy. If you have never heard of them before, open your ears and prepare for an exciting endeavor of whimsical audio asskickery.