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looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 22:30 (six months ago) link

This is the kind of new beginning I can get behind.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 22:31 (six months ago) link

Very happy to not open this thread to that ugly Yatra cover (or any record cover). I couldn’t hit ‘jump to most recent message’ enough.

Yelploaf, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 22:52 (six months ago) link

Anyone here up on the Kolkata scene? The last metal release I got in ‘19 was the Brahmastrika tape. It’s maybe more noise than metal but there’s some kind of scene or collective going on there centered around Tetragrammacide.

Yelploaf, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 23:04 (six months ago) link

Yesssssss

pomenitul, Friday, 3 January 2020 16:31 (six months ago) link

hell yeah

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:32 (six months ago) link

definitely read that album title as The Ghost of Onion

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:33 (six months ago) link

Same lol.

pomenitul, Friday, 3 January 2020 16:34 (six months ago) link

Yessss! Enjoyed the last one even if it had the worst title ever

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:42 (six months ago) link

pretty stoked for that Satan/Night Rider/Haunt tour, also

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:42 (six months ago) link

Wait what

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:43 (six months ago) link

Satan / Night Demon / Haunt / Bewitcher — 2020 Tour Dates
04/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Decibel Beer & Metal Fest
04/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
04/06 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
04/07 – Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
04/08 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
04/09 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
04/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
04/11 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
04/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Blades of Steel Fest
04/14 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
04/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
04/15 – Tulsa, OK @ The Shrine
04/16 – Austin TX @ Come and Take It Live*
04/17 – Houston, TX @ Hell’s Heroes Festival*

*No Bewitcher

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:44 (six months ago) link

Not coming here BUT i will be seeing them at Decibel Metal and Beer fest in Philly so....win

(Satan, that is)

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:45 (six months ago) link

Woulda liked to see Bewitcher tho :/

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 January 2020 16:45 (six months ago) link

Some stuff that came out in the past few days:

Oath - Legacy (Steve from Tantrum's solo thing)
Erythrite Throne - Call of the Northern Moon
Pestilength - Eilatik
Sors Immanus - Le Diable Violoneux
Grimah - Intricacies of Bowed Wisdom

jello my future biafriend (roxymuzak), Friday, 3 January 2020 20:47 (six months ago) link

lmao Wilderun just tweeted about being on that ridiculous metal cruise ship thing, that kind of would make it worth it for me tbh

imago, Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:48 (six months ago) link

obviously Neanderthal has to actually start a thread/blog for it when it actually happens

imago, Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:48 (six months ago) link

It's my cruise they joined lol. It was a surprise add.

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 01:00 (six months ago) link

man when is that fucking decibel fest. I don't even drink beer now but I'd really like to see Satan.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 4 January 2020 01:09 (six months ago) link

April 3-4 at Fillmore in Philly.

You can get beerless tix, i think it's 85 for both days combined with no beer

I'm gonna be there and Satan is one reason why!

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 01:13 (six months ago) link

final lineup for the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise: Aborted, Aeternam, Aether Realm, Archon Angel, Atheist, At the Gates, Axxis, Bloodbound, Brujeria, Candlemass, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Cruachan, Dark Matter, Devin Townsend, Edenbridge, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Ereb Altor, Exodus, Finntroll, Firstbourne, Flotsam and Jetsam, Ghost Ship Octavius, Grave Digger, Haggard, Havok, Ihsahn, Incantation, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, No Raza, November's Doom, Omnium Gatherum, Once Human, Origin, Orphaned Land, Possessed, Ross the Boss, Seven Witches, Soen, Sortilege, Spoil Engine, Stam1na, Striker, Suffocation, The Agonist, The Faceless, Toxik, Trollfest, Venom, Vio-Lence, Whiplash, Wilderun, Wintersun, Without Waves, Zero Theorem

Have discovered Toxik and No Raza, as well as Ereb Altor, who are all solid.

papa stank (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 21:12 (six months ago) link

Um, that "ridiculous metal cruise thing" is the best time ever. Pretty good lineup this year, too!

A. Begrand, Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:24 (six months ago) link

i hope it's the best time ever, given what I paid for it. getting to see Emperor is a bit of a dream

papa stank (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:28 (six months ago) link

As in years past, I think it's gonna be up to me to pollute this thread with knuckle-dragging bullshit. Here's "Ex Inferis," a track from Phoenix, AZ blackened death metal act Deadspawn's independently released debut album Pestilence Reborn, which comes out this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcfNmm2HOEg

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 6 January 2020 13:38 (six months ago) link

I dunno, that's pretty far from lunkheaded brutality to my ears (which is not a value judgement, love that shit too) - definitely will check out their album.

"Third of the Storms" Jazz (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 6 January 2020 13:52 (six months ago) link

Recent current events had me reminiscing about 80s and 90s anti-war metal songs. I started putting together a playlist and am looking for suggestions. I have obvious stuff like War Ensemble, Mandatory Suicide, Disposable Heroes, War Pigs, The Trooper, Refuse/Resist (kinda?), World War Whatever (by dead horse - a personal favorite)... I could probably Google for more, but thought it might be more fun to solicit favorites from Rolling Metal.

beard papa, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 04:37 (six months ago) link

Asphyx - Asphyx (Forgotten War)

Siegbran, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 07:21 (six months ago) link

Bolt Thrower - For Victory

Siegbran, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 07:36 (six months ago) link

Gorefest - The Glorious Dead

Siegbran, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 07:38 (six months ago) link

Dead Horse's Army Surplus from their Death Rides A Dead Horse is also great (Life is army surplus/200,000 die/The US Army claims us/For its filthy fucking lies)

"Third of the Storms" Jazz (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 08:45 (six months ago) link

https://adrasteia777.bandcamp.com/album/demo-ii

experimental "winter synth" black metal, released last week

idgaf (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 13:34 (six months ago) link

Lingua Ignota, Dylan Walker and Lee Buford ARE.....The Screaming Wilburys Sightless Pit!

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/lingua-ignota-full-of-hell-the-body-members-form-sightless-pit-share-song-off-debut-lp/

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 15:46 (six months ago) link

Getting on the boat... tonight's sched for me is Vio-Lence, Exodus, Devin Townsend, Emperor, and late add Soilwork. Maybe Atheist if I decide not to eat

papa stank (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 16:40 (six months ago) link

very excited for that Sightless Pit album. thank you for bringing this to my attention. love all 3 of them

gman59, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 18:57 (six months ago) link

the adrasteia sounding cool & intriguing ty

keep the updates coming N

imago, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:25 (six months ago) link

plot twist: nuclear war breaks out, all the land of the world is destroyed, and only 70,000 Tons Of Metal survives. this, the dystopian debut nov

imago, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:40 (six months ago) link

more of a concept album tbf

imago, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:41 (six months ago) link

That's very Battlestar Galactica!

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:04 (six months ago) link

Day 1

Vio-Lence: sound was abysmal but i still enjoyed it

Exodus: fantastic. Since they're doing Bonded in its entirety in two days they focused on later material and it was great

Devin Townsend: in awe. He was amazing. He also played "All Hail the New Flesh" and "Detox"!

Emperor: outright life changing. I cried.

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:07 (six months ago) link

Ihsahn looks like a big fuckin nerd

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:07 (six months ago) link

Emperor: outright life changing. I cried.

<3

Keep up the shipping news!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:20 (six months ago) link

Like the tide, shadows flow towards the shore of light.
The night comes whirling like a maelstrom.
Warring waves of crackling clouds embrace this nightside landscape.
The heavens bleed, through open wounds, the dim light of the Moon.
The winds are crying mournfully and tears fly with the gusts.
They whip my clenched faces freezing skin with ice-cold burning cuts.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:22 (six months ago) link

Did anybody have crack at a My Heart Will Go On cover?

Siegbran, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:41 (six months ago) link

I might have to do that at karaoke

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 15:01 (six months ago) link

with growly vocals obv

imago, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 15:12 (six months ago) link

Obv.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 15:13 (six months ago) link

Two Dutch dorks made a death metal album, and roped John McEntee in to do vocals. It's awesome.

Beast of Revelation, The Ancient Ritual of Death, out in March.

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

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 15:20 (six months ago) link

https://adrasteia777.bandcamp.com/album/demo-ii

experimental "winter synth" black metal, released last week

― idgaf (roxymuzak), Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:34 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

TY for this!

💠 (crüt), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 16:11 (six months ago) link

My day... getting a Possessed setlist, meeting Emperor

https://i.ibb.co/Q9kx8N5/IMG-20200108-161012.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/Wgz9f6v/IMG-20200108-123430.jpg

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 21:13 (six months ago) link

(I realize that the misplaced modifier is funny; I do not plan on purchasing them in alphabetical order. Even I am not that OCD.)

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 4 July 2020 17:19 (one week ago) link

i've bought so much music in the last few months that I fucking forgot the Triptykon thing happened and it was all I was listening to for a weekend

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 July 2020 17:20 (one week ago) link

I am way behind on my music purchases and plan on rectifying that soon.

The problem was not going out (I buy a lot of music at shows and occasional record stores). Of course there was also the economic uncertainty these days.

But my Amazon/Bandcamp lists are updated and we are doing okay financially so I am gonna make a concerted effort to support the scene.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 4 July 2020 17:31 (one week ago) link

Boris released a new album digitally only (at least for now) on Friday with relatively little fanfare (at least as far as I could see):
https://boris.bandcamp.com/album/no

It's quite good with several tracks that remind of their more hardcore material ("Anti-Gone" and "Non Blood Lore" are pretty much punk rock).

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 4 July 2020 18:42 (one week ago) link

the new lunatii record is from another world

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 5 July 2020 03:31 (one week ago) link

Why did none of you tell me there was a new Regarde Les Hommes Tomber album?

Their last one was brilliant and this ones sounding great. Ordered LP from seasons of mist and got a free wav download.

Or listen/buy it here
https://rlht.bandcamp.com/

Oor Neechy, Monday, 6 July 2020 01:16 (one week ago) link

The Boris album is fantastic and their best in years. Theyve actually been releasing some really good albums the past couple of years

Oor Neechy, Monday, 6 July 2020 01:17 (one week ago) link

I'll check 'em both out.

pomenitul, Monday, 6 July 2020 01:18 (one week ago) link

Does anyone know if that Boris is getting any kind of physical release, or is it digital only? Trying to decide if I should shell out for the digital now, or hold off a little.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 July 2020 02:52 (one week ago) link

you guys there's a new REBEL WIZARD album coming out soon

alpine static, Monday, 6 July 2020 07:29 (one week ago) link

this band rules: https://rebelwizard.bandcamp.com/album/magickal-mystical-indifference

alpine static, Monday, 6 July 2020 07:47 (one week ago) link

Imperial Triumphant posted a new video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7gBhgYiY80

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 00:19 (six days ago) link

tech-death/grind combo from Minneapolis on I, Voidhanger -- if wild 'n' wooly is your style this will satisfy

https://xythlia.bandcamp.com/track/the-eye-bath

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 12:00 (six days ago) link

also yes as Brad points out, new Lunatii, utterly crucial

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 12:00 (six days ago) link

Got the promo of that Xythlia yesterday:

"[BAND] brilliantly blend the most extreme tech death/grind metal with Voivod's progressive/experimental approach and the mind-shattering guitar acrobatics of Krallice and Ocrilim." Um, SOLD. (I'm hearing some Agoraphobic Nosebleed, too...)

— burning ambulance (@burn_amb) July 6, 2020

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 12:11 (six days ago) link

oooh new lunatii!

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 12:30 (six days ago) link

This Mare Cognitum/Spectral Lore split LP is a BEAST :))

incapacitant hairdresser society (rizzx), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 13:52 (six days ago) link

Thanks for clarifying here, I was wondering which band that tweet was referring to. Sounds great.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 14:33 (six days ago) link

highly recommend this new collection of material from sick/tired splits:

http://sick-tired.bandcamp.com/album/obsessed-with-death-splits-compilation

grind!

thoughts on the new armagedda? can’t make up my mind on it tbh. it all sounds a bit too... polite? i feel like i might be missing something here tho.

afterbirth record prob my fave of the year so far. can’t stop going back to that one.

the suffocation worship on that thaetas record def also hitting the spot.

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 15:46 (six days ago) link

Czech BM with atypically stellar drumming, a well-judged predilection for 'post-' (rock, hardcore, metal) gestures and a decidedly urban feel for atmosphere. Bonus: inspired by Gustav Meyrink's The Golem.

https://lavadome.bandcamp.com/album/the-meyrinkian-slumber

pomenitul, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 17:35 (six days ago) link

The Armagedda is top 5 EOY material for me btw but I'm a sucker for the stuff.

xp

pomenitul, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 17:36 (six days ago) link

interesting! if you’ll indulge me, what makes it stand out of the pack for you? (aside from the lineage, more like as a recording of songs.) i’ve tried it a few times now and am struggling to hear what others hear but i want to believe.

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 17:45 (six days ago) link

Songwriting, vocals, production, a fondness for mid-tempo BM, the sense that they're beating the 2nd wave classics at their own game. But I'm an idiosyncratic listener, to be sure, and routinely get excited over material that leaves most fellow ILMers cold.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 18:12 (six days ago) link

agreed on the vox and also have a fondness for mid-tempo (or slower) BM. i can’t make up my mind on the production (and the drum sound in particular) but i’m going to give this a focused listen soon, thanks!

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 18:23 (six days ago) link

Armagedda has a very crisp production, on first listen? I'd not heard of them before, but will def get back to this. It leaves me cold Pom, but that's what the best BM does ;)

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 07:04 (five days ago) link

can you guess what kind of music a band called Eternal Rot plays

http://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/putridarium

for a death/doom band there's a good amount of imaginative stuff happening and surprising amounts of shambling groove

Industrial grind from Kenya:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd35MhHqjhc

I'm intrigued. Bandcamp preorder link

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 11:34 (five days ago) link

new Napalm Death!!! Apex Predator-Easy Meat was brilliant.

https://www.brooklynvegan.com/napalm-death-announce-first-album-in-5-years-throes-of-joy-in-the-jaws-of-defeatism/

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 17:20 (five days ago) link

There are no bad Napalm Death albums. Can't wait.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 17:30 (five days ago) link

Fear Emptiness Despair is pretty bad I’d say.

Siegbran, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 20:00 (five days ago) link

What are your 2020 metal highlights so far, Siegbran? I miss your write-ups of old.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 20:03 (five days ago) link

I've hardly heard new metal this year. I've liked Thanatos, Sepultura, Sivyj Yar, Ygg, Deathwhite, Paysage d'Hiver, Armagedda and Lustre but I'll probably do most of my metal listening around the end of the year.

Siegbran, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 21:27 (five days ago) link

The Ygg, Armagedda and Paysage d’Hiver are among my favourites this year but I’ve yet to hear all of those, so thanks.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 21:30 (five days ago) link

Any thoughts on the Maggot Heart record?
There's a Beastmilk/Grave Pleasures connection (both bands were/are ILM faves) so I figure they would be on the radar of some people here.
I liked them live with King Dude last March.
I listened to the album a few times and I like the spirit of it but cannot seem to latch onto it.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 9 July 2020 01:59 (four days ago) link

Does anyone know if that Boris is getting any kind of physical release, or is it digital only? Trying to decide if I should shell out for the digital now, or hold off a little.
I asked the band on their Facebook page and no dice.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 9 July 2020 02:00 (four days ago) link

(No dice means I didn't get a reply, not that they are not doing a physical release, sorry abou that!)

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 9 July 2020 02:01 (four days ago) link

pre-ordering Duma!

Skeleton's debut, out tomorrow, ticked a lot of boxes. rock solid pünkened black, full of stately mayhem hooks

https://listen.20buckspin.com/album/skeleton

knife sharpening tips (gaudio), Thursday, 9 July 2020 14:34 (four days ago) link

new Sumac coming in september

https://www.brooklynvegan.com/sumac-announce-new-album-may-you-be-held/

knife sharpening tips (gaudio), Thursday, 9 July 2020 17:10 (four days ago) link

now back to the uneasy pantheon of BM for people with big crust punk analog hearts: new Utzalu!!!

https://vrasubatlat.bandcamp.com/album/vt-xxvi-the-grobian-fall

knife sharpening tips (gaudio), Thursday, 9 July 2020 17:21 (four days ago) link

(No dice means I didn't get a reply, not that they are not doing a physical release, sorry abou that!)

Thanks for checking though, let me know if you hear anything!

Definitely excited for some new Sumac, that's good news.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 9 July 2020 17:28 (four days ago) link

now we just need a new release date for the Carcass album

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 July 2020 17:38 (four days ago) link

Thanks for checking though, let me know if you hear anything!
I emailed the publicist and she said there is no plans for physical at this time, Jon.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 9 July 2020 19:43 (four days ago) link

well, let's GET physical!

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 July 2020 21:51 (four days ago) link

Thanks, at least I know.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 9 July 2020 21:59 (four days ago) link

mid-tempo growly underwater doom with dreamy spidery guitars from Markov Soroka. Very very good

https://markovsoroka.bandcamp.com/album/subaqueous

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 10 July 2020 02:35 (three days ago) link

like very very VERY fuckin good. dang

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 10 July 2020 02:44 (three days ago) link

omg this new Lantern

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Friday, 10 July 2020 05:02 (three days ago) link

there's 'clean' vocals and the vocalist sounds like Javier Bardem when he sings even though he's Finnish

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Friday, 10 July 2020 05:06 (three days ago) link

Finally got around to that Neptunian Maximalism and it's the real deal.

The Regarde les hommes tomber LP Neechy mentioned upthread is very much worth hearing as well.

pomenitul, Monday, 13 July 2020 14:57 (two hours ago) link

on second listen, new Lantern is fuckin' fantastic

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Monday, 13 July 2020 15:31 (two hours ago) link


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