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Forty Watson & the Jute Gute (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 1 January 2017 11:34 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh here we go.

Selcouth: avant-metal stuff for fans of the Viruses, the Ved Buenses, the Arcturuses maybe, with ALL of Khanus among their members. Signed to I, Voidhanger.

http://selcouthband.bandcamp.com/album/unfamiliar-yet-marvelous-promo-2016

Forty Watson & the Jute Gute (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 1 January 2017 11:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Worth reposting:

Moon Tooth + Astronoid (!!!)

Feb 1 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
Feb 2 – Allston MA, – Great Scott
Feb 3 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
Feb 4 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
Feb 5 – Detroit, MI – EL Club
Feb 6 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
Feb 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
Feb 8 – Webster, NY -Harmony House
Feb 9 – Latham, NY – On The Circle
Feb 10 – Lancaster, PA – Lizard Lounge
Feb 11 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 1 January 2017 12:19 (three months ago) Permalink

From Profound Lore's FB:


Expect and (hopefully) anticipate new albums from.

Pallbearer
FUOCO FATUO
Loss
Artificial Brain
Full of Hell
PORTAL
Impetuous Ritual
Innumerable Forms
Krieg
Monarch!
Vacivus
Pissgrave
Vaura
Evoken (Official)

Of course there will be other notable prospects that are not mentioned here. But just a taste of what we will offer in the year we hopefully make contact.

And Dark Descent posted this:


PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:01 am Post subject: Dark Descent Release Schedule early 2017 Reply with quote
We have locked in our initial salvo for 2017. Jan and Feb will be relatively quiet but starting in March, we will let it rip.

March 3 - Gorephilia - Severed Monolith
March 17 - Lantern - II: Morphosis
March 17 - Ascended Dead - Abhorrent Manifestation
March 31- Diabolical Messiah - Demonic Weapons Against the Sacred
April 14 - Craven Idol - The Shackles of Mammon
April 14 - Ensnared - Dysangelium
April 28 - Sarcasm (swe) - Within the Sphere of Ethereal Minds
May 12 - Excommunion - Thronosis

Devouring Star - Antihedron EP (first quarter)

Devilock, Monday, 2 January 2017 04:02 (three months ago) Permalink

new Overkill and Kreator out shortly as well

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 2 January 2017 04:15 (three months ago) Permalink

New Lantern and Innumerable Forms!! And I'll happily investigate the other ones I don't know.

Forty Watson & the Jute Gute (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 2 January 2017 04:18 (three months ago) Permalink

New Portal and Artificial Brain YEAH

ultros ultros-ghali, Monday, 2 January 2017 11:41 (three months ago) Permalink

seconding YEAH for these two + Vaura

Dinsdale, Monday, 2 January 2017 12:13 (three months ago) Permalink

Always up for new Monarch!.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 2 January 2017 12:32 (three months ago) Permalink

Apparently Spectral Lore just sneaked something out before the new year, one of his genre experiment EPs

https://spectrallore.bandcamp.com/album/fossils

I hope we get a full-length this year

ultros ultros-ghali, Monday, 2 January 2017 14:46 (three months ago) Permalink

fuck this is amazing

https://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/extermination-mass

members of Revenge & Blasphemy. NWY Prod so you know the deal. Which I generally think of myself as being sympathetic to but generally not needing more, but...fuuuuuck this is solid as hell. A commenter on Bandcamp dares to invoke the name of Beherit and normally I'd be like "c'mon" but the vibe here...it is a fucking vibe

though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 2 January 2017 22:48 (three months ago) Permalink

it also concludes with a thirty-minute phone interview so be stoked for that

though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 2 January 2017 22:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh shit, wish I wasn't at work... I'd crank that just on principle.

I, Voidhanger announcement:

Support Black Metal has included I, Voidhanger Records in the list of Top Record Labels of 2016. Thanks.

2017 will be another hectic year, with new releases from Todesstoß, Lorn, Tome of the Unreplenished, Celestial Bodies, Khanus, Selcouth, Midnight Odyssey, Inconcessus Lux Lucis, Chaos Moon, Spectral Lore, Divine Element, Lo-Ruhamah, Howls Of Ebb, FELL RUIN, Benighted in Sodom, Ævangelist, Tongues... and many more.

NEW HOWLS OF EBB! NEW KHANUS! NEW TONGUES! ETC.

Forty Watson & the Jute Gute (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 2 January 2017 23:01 (three months ago) Permalink

new Midnight Odyssey! wonder how many hours it'll be

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 2 January 2017 23:03 (three months ago) Permalink

acc to Ben Koller we can expect new All Pigs Must Die, Mutoid Man, and The Armed; Converge will start recording in the spring

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 2 January 2017 23:05 (three months ago) Permalink

New Portal and Artificial Brain YEAH

― ultros ultros-ghali, Monday, January 2, 2017 3:41 AM (eleven hours ago)

Hyus. Plus psyched for Howls of Ebb & at least curious abt new Inconcessus Lux Lucis.

“Remember,” he says, “Noddy Holder is a gangster.” (contenderizer), Monday, 2 January 2017 23:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Just found out there was an Yngwie album released in 2016 - only in Japan, apparently, though it's on US Spotify.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 00:10 (three months ago) Permalink

One for fans of ultra crude black death, guitars that sound like they're strung with rusty barbed wire, Finland

http://scourgelair.bandcamp.com/album/abominable-entities

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 10:05 (three months ago) Permalink

The Chasm posted on FB that they're setting up in studio to record a new album.

Devilock, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 10:33 (three months ago) Permalink

oh hell yes

though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 14:56 (three months ago) Permalink

New, s/t Obituary album coming out in March on Relapse. 10 tracks, 33 minutes.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 17:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Nice, the late career s/t.

jmm, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 20:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Nice indeed

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 21:36 (three months ago) Permalink

thanks for the I, Voidhanger news, definitely one of (if not my top) favorite metal labels right now. And loving the Death Worship.

Dominique, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 03:03 (three months ago) Permalink

The first 50 of 111 tracks in my 2016 playlist are metal, more or less. (As are a few of the others.)

http://www.furia.com/newparticles/2016-12-31.html

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 5 January 2017 03:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Implore are very good if you like Trap Them, Rotten Sound, Distaste, etc., etc. They've got two 7"s, and an album from 2015. Their latest 7" is below:

https://implore.bandcamp.com/album/thanatos

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 5 January 2017 19:28 (three months ago) Permalink

2016 but really digging the Cadaveric Poison release from last year

Neanderthal, Sunday, 8 January 2017 03:48 (three months ago) Permalink

new Immolation next month huh?

Neanderthal, Sunday, 8 January 2017 03:54 (three months ago) Permalink

There were two bands with Cadaveric name (Fumes and Poison) and both were solid!

I've been listening to Marduk's first album... so fucking (euro) death metally. It's fun.

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 8 January 2017 10:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Pyrrhon's set to have a new one out late in the year on Willowtip.

Devilock, Sunday, 8 January 2017 11:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Nice. Didn't know Willowtip had picked them up after Relapse seemed to fart on promoting their album.

Here's some stuff I wished I had heard in time for the 2016 poll:

Kosmokrator - First Step Towards Supremacy (excellent, psychedelic death RIYL Krypts, Tongues, Swallowed, etc)

http://initiate-decimation.bandcamp.com/album/first-step-towards-supremacy

Ultha - Converging Sins (epic black metal that incorporates "post-rock" elements without losing the plot)

http://ultha.bandcamp.com/album/converging-sins

Ultha's "Pain Cleanses Every Doubt" (long) EP is available as a pay what you want download there, btw, and is worth listening to and paying for - a bit more doom-influenced than the LP and I think I like it a bit more.

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 8 January 2017 12:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Worth reposting:

Moon Tooth + Astronoid (!!!)

Feb 1 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
Feb 2 – Allston MA, – Great Scott
Feb 3 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
Feb 4 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
Feb 5 – Detroit, MI – EL Club
Feb 6 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club
Feb 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
Feb 8 – Webster, NY -Harmony House
Feb 9 – Latham, NY – On The Circle
Feb 10 – Lancaster, PA – Lizard Lounge
Feb 11 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.)

Okay, looks like I have to drive to Lancaster...

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 9 January 2017 05:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Ultha - Converging Sins (epic black metal that incorporates "post-rock" elements without losing the plot)

http://ultha.bandcamp.com/album/converging-sins

Yeah, I'm really liking this! Will check out the EP as well. Thanks!

Frobisher, Monday, 9 January 2017 23:38 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm liking this Laster album

https://laster.bandcamp.com/album/ons-vrije-fatum

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 10 January 2017 21:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Respect to Armored Saint for putting out a live album that's only 8 tracks and 39 minutes long.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 10 January 2017 22:37 (three months ago) Permalink

A) Twiggy Ramirez produced the new Emptiness album
B) You can stream it here and there's an interview with him (but not the band)

http://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/how-marilyn-mansons-twiggy-ramirez-helped-emptiness-embrace-their-inner-goth

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:40 (three months ago) Permalink

awesome, really looking forward to listening to that later; the bits I've heard sound even odder than the last album

Devilock, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:30 (three months ago) Permalink

oh my

Devilock, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:28 (three months ago) Permalink

this is not a metal album but it's fucking otherworldly, all the guitars and drums have been thinned out and pushed to the back, it sounds like it's seething

"Ever" sounds like "Goodbye Horses" if it were played on a warped record at an Eyes Wide Shut party. I have no idea how these guys are also in Enthroned. (Or were?)

Devilock, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Black Anvil's new one As Was comes out 1/13.
It is streaming at Noisey/Vice as of now.

http://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/black-anvil-returns-to-primordial-chaos-on-new-album-as-was

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 20:47 (three months ago) Permalink

xp two of them are still listed as Enthroned members on M-A. Guess it's the duality of man thing... anyway, yeah that album's sounding pretty amazing.

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 12 January 2017 03:06 (three months ago) Permalink

apologize for making this the "2016 shit I only now heard in 2017" thread but man that Gatecreeper from last year.

I held off on listening to it cos I've grown sick of the 90s Swe-DM sound and all of its neo-emulators but this band, like Entrails, does it very well, w/ taut songwriting.

Neanderthal, Thursday, 12 January 2017 04:33 (three months ago) Permalink

One 2016 album I didn't get to hear until 2017 is Khemmis. I guess I was put off by the nerd-friendly artwork. But it turns out the music itself was worth the hype.

Dinsdale, Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:27 (three months ago) Permalink

What do we reckon to this, then?

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/pillorian-shoot-first-with-a-stygian-pyre/

John Haughm's first foray into music since Agalloch split. Must say I'm not particularly moved either way at this point.

ultros ultros-ghali, Thursday, 12 January 2017 14:31 (three months ago) Permalink

Actually, I like that! I'm surprised at how concise it is.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 12 January 2017 14:56 (three months ago) Permalink

I think it's... okay. Not particularly distinctive or remarkable but it's not bad. The outro reminds me of the Falling Snow outro a little.

Dinsdale, Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:54 (three months ago) Permalink

From Malokarpatan:


The final preparations have been done, in March we will be entering the "Dark Ceremonies" Studio Hostivař in Prague to record our new full-lenght album Nordkarpatenland. Same place where Master's Hammer recorded the legendary 1989 demo The Mass, so we hope the spirits of the past will conjure up their magic again during our presence.

To be released by Invictus Productions in Europe and The Ajna Offensive in the US in due course...

Also, I don't even know what this is but it has to be excruciating:
https://musicalexcrements.bandcamp.com/album/antithesis

Devilock, Thursday, 12 January 2017 19:53 (three months ago) Permalink

looks like my first concert of 2017 will be Hellwitch tomorrow, $10

Neanderthal, Friday, 13 January 2017 04:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Niiiiice. Have you seen them before? Are they as insanely fast live as on that first LP?

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 13 January 2017 06:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Also new Malokarpatan fuuuck yeeeahhh

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 13 January 2017 06:10 (three months ago) Permalink

For those who don't know, Sweden hands over control of its Twitter account [@sweden] to a different Swede every week. This week's curator is a Finn living in Sweden, and he's decided to spend Easter Sunday posting links to old-school Finnish death metal bands. So far, we've gotten YouTube links to Convulse, Demigod, Purtenance, Demilich, Abhorrence, Necropsy and Rippikoulu.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 16 April 2017 11:48 (one week ago) Permalink

According to a lengthy post on their Facebook page, New York City black metal act Woe, along with their tourmates Ultha, have been removed from the bill at Hamburg Ist Droneburg at Hafenklang. While the venue has yet to make an official statement regarding booting Woe and co. from the show, Woe’s Chris Grigg claims that they were informed via SMS that they were being kicked off for booking a show with Inquisition.

Invisible Oranges

This is getting stupid. Just playing a show with a sketchy band is enough to get you booted from a festival, even for a band that is completely anti-NSBM such as Woe.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 16 April 2017 17:27 (one week ago) Permalink

if that's actually what happened, I would agree.....

Neanderthal, Sunday, 16 April 2017 17:28 (one week ago) Permalink

wonder what the venue is going to say

Neanderthal, Sunday, 16 April 2017 17:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Ultha apparently have jewish members too

Odysseus, Sunday, 16 April 2017 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

This did actually happen, Neanderthal. The promoters have announced that the venue forced their hand.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Sunday, 16 April 2017 17:38 (one week ago) Permalink

well, Woe confirmed that that's what the promoters said (the official promoter's statement on FB, which I had translated from German to English, states they can't say the reason why, but that it was not their decision but solely the venue's).

I trust that Woe is being truthful though. this is an unfortunate and silly reason to remove someone from a festival in the days leading up to it. I don't want to poison the well for the rare black metal bands that actually espouse leftist ideology given how toxic so much of the BM scene is (less so than in the second wave but still).

Neanderthal, Sunday, 16 April 2017 17:50 (one week ago) Permalink

ahh nm I also see the venue confirmed it now too. that's fucked.

wonder if the anti-Nazi laws in Germany got them skittish even though said bands aren't Nazis themselves and even Inquisition isn't sporting any banned images.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 16 April 2017 17:53 (one week ago) Permalink

One of my favorite trad metal bands, Voltax from Mexico, have just released their fourth album (their first since 2013), No Retreat...You Surrender. You can get all four of their albums on Bandcamp for $18 US after conversion from pesos. You should do it, too, 'cause they rule.

https://voltax.bandcamp.com/album/no-retreat-you-surrender

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 17 April 2017 01:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Mastercastle's Wine of Heaven is a pretty rad symphonic power-metal record on first listen -- midtempo, not super tweaky speedy stuff, actually with some weird downtuning stuff that's p uncharacteristic of the genre...the singer's chops aren't in the Tarja class, more rock than aspirational-opera, but this record is really working for me this morning. RIYL Epica and would be interested in kinda more down-homey Epica

People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 17 April 2017 15:24 (one week ago) Permalink

The new Suffocation album leaked over the weekend - more than six weeks before street date. That really sucks for them.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 17 April 2017 16:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Just got a press release saying that Van Records now has a US officer and distro through Revolver here. That's pretty great as getting their stuff inexpensively was always a challenge and they invariably have an album or two a year I really like - this year it was Dread Sovereign, last year it was Mourning Beloveth and Urfaust.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 21:42 (one week ago) Permalink

guys this Lich King album is *fantastic*
http://music.lichkingmetal.com/album/the-omniclasm

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 10:53 (one week ago) Permalink

also, second thrash album this year to feature the a pro-LGBT tune (but the first to feature a song about the horrors of child-rearing, to my knowledge)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:02 (one week ago) Permalink

jeez gridlink is intense

the Skadi album linked upthread is gorgeous

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Loudness were all set to kick off their tour at Reggie's in Chicago tonight for a tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their Lightning Strikes album. They've been doing this for decades, and I highly doubt there were any errors on their part on the paperwork. Bands are losing not only money in these last-minute cancelled tours, but the chance to do this again as clubs and promoters will be hesitant to book them again if this might continue to happen. Eventually fewer acts will attempt to come to the U.S. Yes the bureaucracy has always been ponderous for the smaller groups (bigger arena acts usually have more clout/resources to grease the gears), but is getting worse.

"Due to the new strict policies the US government has placed on foreigners entering the country, Loudness was denied entry into the United States and sent back home this morning."

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Christ that sucks so bad. Prepping an int'l tour is a fuckload of work for a lot of people. Pointless, stupid.

People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Craven Idol
The Shackles of Mammon
(Dark Descent Records)
Release Date: 4/17/2017
Formats: CD/LP/Tape/Digi

http://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-shackles-of-mammon
http://open.spotify.com/album/5K3wsOktVasuHBuRCmPCAr
http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2017/4/6/album-premiere-interview-craven-idol-smash-the-shackles-of-mammon

Very pissed off blackened metal with a lot going on undeneath the palpable anger. As Sean Frasier says at Decibel,

The Shackles of Mammon captures Craven Idol at their most frenzied, surging with the might and majesty of extreme metal's first wave.

"Besides keeping true to our foundations, I wanted to create a much more pissed off and furious record," shares guitarist/vocalist S. Vrath. "We wanted to draw more on our black/thrash/crust influences such as (Germany's) Poison, Bathory, and Master’s Hammer rather than Manilla Road, Venom, and Candlemass. I’m not saying those elements are missing, but the former is certainly more prevalent this time 'round."

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:09 (one week ago) Permalink

guys this Lich King album is *fantastic*
http://music.lichkingmetal.com/album/the-omniclasm
You ain't kidding! It's the best album Nuclear Assault never made... I love thrash and I love the attitude these guys have about it: "We think the sound of thrash was perfected in the 80’s and we’re not trying to add anything to the mix. We’re just coming up with riffs and songs that the old masters didn’t."

Totally reverent, yet totally relevant as far as I am concerned.

Also, I love it that "Crossover Songs Are Too Damn Short" is the shortest song on the album!

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:12 (one week ago) Permalink

seanwayne, formerly of this parish will be raging Loudness got cancelled

Odysseus, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Where is he anyway? I miss the big lug.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:25 (one week ago) Permalink

he's on FB. I think he joined a band who tours japan a lot funnily enough

Odysseus, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:09 (one week ago) Permalink

we need to get the hairy old git back on here

Odysseus, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 23:05 (one week ago) Permalink

OK this Artificial Brain album's fucking crazy good

Like it starts off with some discordant death metal stuff done really well but keeps mutating and somehow manages to be a little catchy. Also some melodic parts remind me of StarGazer, which is about the highest compliment.

Comment elles torment (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 21 April 2017 11:37 (one week ago) Permalink

listening to Artifical Brain, some very (to my ears) Gorguts-y stuff going on, or like a more brutal take on Stargazer. Ha and I just read your comment Jon

Dominique, Friday, 21 April 2017 14:05 (one week ago) Permalink

god damn, local news clip on the death of Internal Bleeding drummer (and firefighter) William Tolley

on a much much brighter note, there's a teaser clip for the new Progenie Terrestre Pura, coming at the end of May, and it sounds even cooler than the debut

Devilock, Friday, 21 April 2017 22:58 (one week ago) Permalink

well, I guess I can't link to the embedded video for some reason, but the PTP thing is on the Avantgarde timeline
https://www.facebook.com/avantgardemusiclabel/

Devilock, Friday, 21 April 2017 23:02 (one week ago) Permalink

edit: good grief I suck
https://www.facebook.com/avantgardemusiclabel/videos/10154277503982260/

Devilock, Friday, 21 April 2017 23:02 (one week ago) Permalink

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest starts today! Woo!

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:45 (one week ago) Permalink

new mesarthim dropped https://mesarthim.bandcamp.com/album/presence-e-p

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:07 (four days ago) Permalink

track one turns into straight techno about halfway through lmao

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:12 (four days ago) Permalink

they did it again

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:20 (four days ago) Permalink

really enjoying the smooth '90s r&b-ish backbeat on "presence"

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:30 (four days ago) Permalink

actually there's a swing to it and a playfulness in the synth playing that makes me think they were going for a metal "my prerogative" feel

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:34 (four days ago) Permalink

enjoying this blog featuring posts of plagiarism in metal cover art https://artplagiarism.wordpress.com/

features a mix of no-name bozos and p well known bands

Vlogs from other credible bands such as Shed Seven (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 18:41 (four days ago) Permalink

Watching this Van Halen show from 1983 (remember when Van Halen counted as metal?) and trying to imagine the balls it takes to put the drum solo after the second song of your concert.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 18:45 (four days ago) Permalink

track 3 of the new mesarthim has started and...um...holy shit

imago, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 23:33 (four days ago) Permalink

nothing that brad said up there is in any way misleading

imago, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 23:33 (four days ago) Permalink

I have bought every mesarthim release and I plan on keeping it up, excited to dive in

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:17 (three days ago) Permalink

The new Obsessed album is a lot better/more interesting than I thought it would be. Wino runs pretty hot and cold for me; I loved Spirit Caravan, and the second and third Obsessed albums, but could easily live without ever hearing Place of Skulls, the Hidden Hand, or any of his solo albums ever again, especially not the acoustic ones. But this new Obsessed record is really good - he goes even more early '70s than before (Thin Lizzy and Mountain covers, a talkbox), without losing his essential biker-doom awesomeness. Highly recommended.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 13:20 (three days ago) Permalink

I, too, reviewed The Obsessed record. I also liked it.
It has a live Stinking Lizaveta review as well.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 27 April 2017 18:56 (two days ago) Permalink

That plagiarism blog is amusing!

I'm digging this Tehom "The Merciless Light" CD on Blood Music (a label I'm starting to think of as relatively reliable). Very 1989-1991 sounding death metal, a lot of Morbid Angel (AoM/BaTS) riff influence, nice guitar tone, nothing new but fun. Also metal album #751 with a stylized occult anus on the cover.

Comment elles torment (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 28 April 2017 11:19 (yesterday) Permalink

Also the dude from Exocytosis posted about this band on FB and they're kind of amazing, like NYC 80s scum rock, Jesus Lizard and King Crimson rolled into one. Not really metal but I dunno someone here might dig it and I couldn't think of where else to put it.

http://the-mass.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-fleet

Comment elles torment (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 28 April 2017 12:00 (yesterday) Permalink

Yeah, The Mass are great. I reviewed that album for The Wire.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 28 April 2017 12:03 (yesterday) Permalink

Cool! Any idea if there was/is going to be a physical release?

Comment elles torment (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 28 April 2017 12:09 (yesterday) Permalink

new blood command album is out!!! it fuckin rips!!!!!! https://bloodcommand.bandcamp.com/album/cult-drugs

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 28 April 2017 12:37 (yesterday) Permalink

Playing the new Body Count now. There is some serious fucking shredding going on on this album.
― Don Van Gorp

Oh yeah, the Body Count album is out now. I'm gonna check that out today.
― jmm

I finally checked it out on Spotify and yeah, this is good. I wasn't expecting much for some reason as I recall only the debut being good and I haven't listened to that in years but this is really solid.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 28 April 2017 22:46 (yesterday) Permalink

new Schammasch coming. last one continues to captivate, really a wonderful, excessive trip

https://schammasch.bandcamp.com/album/the-maldoror-chants-hermaphrodite

People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:46 (fourteen hours ago) Permalink

Nobody discussed it above but has anyone checked out the Nergal's Me And That Man project Songs of Love and Death?
It came out in January but the CD evidently had a US release date at the end of last month.
It's not metal but, with Behemoth's frontman, of obvious interest to metal fans.
It's also very, very good - Nick Cave meets Johnny Cash.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 29 April 2017 15:22 (eight minutes ago) Permalink


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