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

new Overkill and Kreator out shortly as well

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

New Portal and Artificial Brain YEAH

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

seconding YEAH for these two + Vaura

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

oh hell yes

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

Nice, the late career s/t.

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

Nice indeed

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

2016 but really digging the Cadaveric Poison release from last year

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

new Immolation next month huh?

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

I'm liking this Laster album

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

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

oh my

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

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

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

Yeah, the most recent album, Dirge of Elysium, is great. Here's my review.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 6 June 2017 17:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Last week I got the new Avatarium and Solstafir albums and fine albums they are. Anyone else like either band?

Odysseus, Tuesday, 6 June 2017 18:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'd never heard Solstafir before, but yeah, that album's really good.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 6 June 2017 18:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The previous 2 are brilliant as well. They've come a long way since their early black metal albums

Odysseus, Tuesday, 6 June 2017 18:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I haven't figured out what I think of the Avatarium album yet, but I've really enjoyed following Solstafir's evolution all along, including this bit!

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 6 June 2017 18:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

finally got around to the new artificial brain. "estranged from orbit" is BEAUTIFUL

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 June 2017 19:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

holyyyyyyyyy shiiiiiiiiiit the new full of hell album

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 June 2017 20:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Good review of new Danzig Phil. I agree. It's solid and better than anything he's done in years

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 6 June 2017 22:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Does anyone like the Arcadea disc, a synth-pop project featuring Brann from Mastodon and Raheem Amlani from Withered and some dude from Zruda (itself a project fraturing a couple guys from Lazer/Wulf)? I wanted to like it but didn't find it very compelling.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 16:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New Loss album's good.

the evening redness at the injection site (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 7 June 2017 23:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm feeling quite pleased at working how why Tom Violence likes Elder. It's so obvious too

Odysseus, Thursday, 8 June 2017 00:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

btwn Soen, Pain of Salvation, Anathema, and Elder, a good year for proggy clean-vox jams. The Soen is particularly noteworthy for anyone who likes the idea of late-era Opeth vox meeting Blackwater Park-style instrumentals.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 9 June 2017 13:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ordered the new Schammasch

Odysseus, Friday, 9 June 2017 13:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

new schammasch already? scheesch.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 9 June 2017 13:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Mutoid Man's new album goes hard musically but Brodsky's lyrics are even worse than usual so I might end up just sticking with what they've put out so far

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 9 June 2017 14:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

"Swiftly following their Triangle triple album, Schammasch return with the first of a number of releases exploring the 19th century poetic novel, Les Chants de Maldoror by Comte de Lautréamont. Centred around a protagonist who opposes God and renounces morality’s conventions, this long-prose poem certainly lends itself thematically to an ambitious metal act"

Odysseus, Friday, 9 June 2017 21:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm liking the new Vallenfyre album, and have even gone back to check out their two previous albums. It's pretty bare-bones Swedish-style DM, but it's so dirty and gross it almost reminds me of Death Breath, plus blast beats.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 9 June 2017 21:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Interesting piano-led black metal here

https://wreche.bandcamp.com/

ultros ultros-ghali, Monday, 12 June 2017 15:48 (one week ago) Permalink

I got that Wreche a while ago, it's very good. FFO Botanist for sure. I'll be writing about it somewhere soon.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Monday, 12 June 2017 15:48 (one week ago) Permalink

I get the Botanist comparison, usually for want of any other reference point, but the vibe is a lot different I think, a lot less 'gazey.

ultros ultros-ghali, Monday, 12 June 2017 16:54 (one week ago) Permalink

I wrote a thing: Reviews of the new albums from The Wizards, Beastmaker and Farsot.
http://agitreader.com/wp2/the-moods-of-metal

Spoiler: I like all of them.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 12 June 2017 20:09 (one week ago) Permalink

black metal jazz! https://whiteward.bandcamp.com/album/futility-report

Odysseus, Monday, 12 June 2017 22:15 (one week ago) Permalink

I felt kinda let down by that White Ward. It's fine but it's basically kind of a blackened hardcore album that occasionally stops to make room for a noir-jazz interlude featuring saxophone. It's fine but would've been way cooler if the sax dude was a more interesting player or engaged in some Nik Turner style effects fuckery.

the evening redness at the injection site (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 19:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, I wanted to like it, but...nope.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 19:29 (one week ago) Permalink

I think a fair few of you may dig this
http://www.angrymetalguy.com/igorrr-savage-sinusoid-review/

Odysseus, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:38 (one week ago) Permalink

speaking of jazz-ish metal-ish, here's the new heavy band that features Colin Stetson on sax and Greg Fox on drums:

https://exeyeband.bandcamp.com/

album out 6/23 on Relapse.

it's not really very jazz-ish OR metal-ish, but w/e

alpine static, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:58 (one week ago) Permalink

so I checked out the setlist for Gorguts' current tour. It's pretty cool!

Three songs (plus an intro) from ERosion of Sanity/Considered Dead, one each from the remaining albums, and then ALL of Pleaide's Dust in its entirety (I think - I hope it's all 33 mins at least).

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Woooowwwwwwww. Do they do Condemned to Obscurity?

the evening redness at the injection site (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 23:23 (one week ago) Permalink

I have to the conclusion that Erosion of Sanity is one of the pillars of NY style DM, along with all the classics of Incantation and Immolation. It's like the best of everything, with great writing too.

unrelated, Aura Noir is coming to NYC in October playing their entire catalog over two shows (including a yet to be released new record). So I'm gonna grab a spot in line tonight.

Dominique, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 23:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh wow, thanks for mentioning Ex Eye. I love Colin Stetson but hadn't realized this was happening. Listening to the advanced "single" now (https://open.spotify.com/track/4oOGmfj73tltKyfRgNo9X9). This is kind of my idea of what all jazz should sound like.

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 07:21 (one week ago) Permalink

There are no less than five albums I enjoy coming out on 6/23. Debating on which one(s) to review.
What do you guys think about:

42 Decibel - Unbekanntes Album (Argentinian AC/DC worship with a Bon Scott clone on vocals on Steamhammer/SPV)
Dying Fetus - Wrong one To Fuck With (Death metal gods on Relapse)
Ex eye - Ex Eye (Jazz done experimental black metal on Repalse; discussed above)
Final Coil - Persistence of Memory (British Tool/Chevelle prog metal on Worm Hole Death)
Les Chants du Hasard - Les Chants du Hasard (Classical done Black Metal on I, Voidhanger; discussed above)
Selcouth - Heart Is The Star Of Chaos (Gothic Jazz done experimental dark metal on I, Voidhanger)

I think I can combine some of them into one bigger piece I guess.
How often do three jazz & classical metal albums come out on the same day anyway?

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 17 June 2017 13:58 (one week ago) Permalink

(Pretty sure Neanderthal will be like, DYING FETUS!!!!!!!! Haha!)

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 17 June 2017 14:02 (one week ago) Permalink

omg i was just about to post that haha

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Saturday, 17 June 2017 14:05 (one week ago) Permalink

I tried that Dying Fetus album and it did nothing for me. I wish Misery Index would put out another album. I like them a lot better.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 17 June 2017 14:06 (one week ago) Permalink

hey this new schammasch is really really good. really really really good.

People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 18 June 2017 11:14 (six days ago) Permalink

like seriously this band has been on a pretty incredible growth arc - triangle was this massive sprawling statement, super good but so much to take in, it's hard for me to imagine anybody having the space in their day to actually hunker down with all of that one -- I liked it, but it was a lot to parse. this one's a very focused and disciplined step forward - echoes of kaleidoscope-era siouxsie & the banshees if they'd indulged their metal side but much bigger & darker & harder. kinda reminiscent of great annihilator era swans, too, that big theatrical gathering-storm feel in the tracks, starting big and getting bigger, that building tension that keeps pressing against what feels like it has to be the limit that'll force everybody to cut loose...and then never cutting loose, just riding that edge. it doesn't sound like neurosis but that feels like a point of reference, too -- exploring a repetitive droney space, heavy floor-kit drums. but the guitars reach a lot further - lots of shading and texture, several different looks.

I guess some places are calling it an EP? it's 32 minutes. whole thing's great. really good stuff.

People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 18 June 2017 11:34 (six days ago) Permalink

Luc Lemay is sellin merch. He looks like David Cross.

I can't think of anything interesting to say to him

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 June 2017 01:26 (five days ago) Permalink

Last week I got the new Avatarium and Solstafir albums and fine albums they are. Anyone else like either band?

― Odysseus, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 2:03 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'd never heard Solstafir before, but yeah, that album's really good.

― grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, June 6, 2017 2:10 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

The previous 2 are brilliant as well. They've come a long way since their early black metal albums

― Odysseus, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 2:16 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I haven't figured out what I think of the Avatarium album yet, but I've really enjoyed following Solstafir's evolution all along, including this bit!

― glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 2:47 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Oh yeah, I am also digging the Sólstafir album on Spotify. As I said on my Facebook page, there's no shortage of black metal bands that make me think they listened to a lot of Syd Barret-psychedelic Pink Floyd, but a dearth of bands that make me think they listened to Roger Waters-pop era Pink Floyd and I hear that and even primitively early U2 dynamics Berdreyminn. Very good stuff!

Spotify link: http://open.spotify.com/album/4y0ReoVsLvfwFLRX5CcBsi

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:47 (four days ago) Permalink

New Atriarch album announced, new song from same

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9fQvZ2tI4E

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 16:21 (three days ago) Permalink

Cool! Been kinda into them lately.

Here's a new Gigan track for the sci fi-prog-death massive. Fucking looooove these guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMz_8BFpgSw

the evening redness at the injection site (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 22 June 2017 02:38 (two days ago) Permalink

Gigan is great. forgot about them!

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Thursday, 22 June 2017 04:52 (two days ago) Permalink

New Decrepit Birth next month. I just got the promo last night; so far it's not as arty/Atheistical as some of their prior material, but still solid stuff.

New Decapitated is also really good.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:53 (two days ago) Permalink

Downloading the new Blind Guardian live album now. Looks to be at least a double CD, maybe a triple (total running time 158:57).

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 22 June 2017 15:49 (two days ago) Permalink

That'll be five quite short CDs, in the style of Schammasch ;)

imago, Thursday, 22 June 2017 16:08 (two days ago) Permalink

It is actually a triple. Here's the track listing, for those who care:

Blind Guardian
Live Beyond The Spheres
Release Date: 07.07.2017
Tracklist:
Disc 1
01. The Ninth Wave 10:23
02. Banish From Sanctuary 6:09
03. Nightfall 6:33
04. Prophecies 5:40
05. Tanelorn 6:28
06. The Last Candle 8:11
07. And Then There Was Silence 15:48

Disc 2
01. The Lord Of The Rings 5:12
02. Fly 5:58
03. Bright Eyes 5:42
04. Lost In The Twilight Hall 6:55
05. Imaginations From The Other Side 7:43
06. Into The Storm 4:33
07. Twilight Of The Gods 5:57
08. A Past And Future Secret 4:26
09. And The Story Ends 7:11

Disc 3
01. Sacred Worlds 7:59
02. The Bard's Song 4:36
03. Valhalla 8:35
04. Wheel Of Time 9:33
05. Majesty 8:39
06. Mirror Mirror 6:46

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:27 (two days ago) Permalink

yeah I'll be buying that

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:26 (two days ago) Permalink

they were incredible last year on the Imaginations tour .......one of the best shows of the year easy

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:26 (two days ago) Permalink

The four-panel cover art for the new Cormorant record is amazing...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC9XMfnXoAAkFcK.jpg:large

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 22 June 2017 22:28 (two days ago) Permalink

Click on it to enlarge it and check it out in detail.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 22 June 2017 22:28 (two days ago) Permalink


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