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VALKYRIE: Announce 4th Full-Length Album, Fear, Coming July 24th

Virginia heavy rockers VALKYRIE return with their anthemic, riff-driven new album, Fear, coming July 24th! Their first new album in 5 years, Fear finds VALKYRIE sounding more progressive and diverse than ever before. Listen to Fear’s first single ‘Feeling So Low’ on YouTube HERE Fear is due out July 24th on CD/LP/Digital. Physical packages are available for pre-order via Relapse.com HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are available HERE. Recorded at Earth Analog in Illinois, Fear showcases the tone-rich, organic songwriting process VALKYRIE has honed in on over the course of their career. A warm analog sound permeates each of […]

-(16)- Shares ‘Sadlands’ Music Video; Dream Squasher Full-Length Nears Release Via Relapse Records

Godfathers of sludge -(16)- share their official video for ‘Sadlands’. The track comes off the band’s forthcoming eighth full-length Dream Squasher, set for release next month via Relapse Records. The unsettling clip was directed by Michael Panduro (Devourment, Dead Cross, Job For A Cowboy). Comments guitarist/vocalist Bobby Ferry, “I wrote this song about witnessing an all too common injustice perpetrated by those who are supposed to care for the vulnerable but end up being the root cause of the suffering, where the victim’s only revenge is to escape the perpetrator’s clutches and leave them to self-destruct.” View ‘Sadlands’ at THIS […]

EXHUMED & GRUESOME Announce Twisted Horror Split Coming June 5th

EXHUMED & GRUESOME Announce Twisted Horror Split Coming June 5th Gore Metal maniacs EXHUMED and Death Metal Defenders of the Old GRUESOME return for more kills and thrills with their new split, Twisted Horror, out June 5th. EXHUMED / GRUESOME mastermind Matt Harvey comments: “As everyone knows, it’s a weird, surreal time for us all. So many plans have been disrupted at this point, it’s academic to even get into, but one thing that we didn’t want to postpone was this new EXHUMED / GRUESOME split record. With so many of us stuck at home, we’re all depending on Death […]

MYRKUR REVEALS ‘LEAVES OF YGGDRASIL’ VIDEO

Watch Video For ‘Leaves Of Yggdrasil’ HERE Danish composer and multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR has revealed her new video and single, ‘Leaves Of Yggdrasil’. Amalie Bruun’s delicate and sweeping vocals paired with the violin, piano, lyre and nyckelharpa make for a lullaby-like song which she notes, “is very dear to my heart.” She continues, “I wrote ‘Leaves Of Yggdrasil’ about being apart from the one you love because of circumstances that are completely out of your control. The Norns weave the fates of Gods and man and sometimes that means very tough life situations. I wanted to create a song with the […]

WINDHAND: Share Unreleased Demos & Rarities On Bandcamp

WINDHAND share unreleased demo & rarity tracks on Bandcamp throughout the band’s discography. The five-album collection spans from the band’s full-lengths Soma, Grief’s Infernal Flower, Eternal Return, plus miscellaneous demos, alternative mixes & their Live at WFMU session on 6.8.13. All proceeds for the albums will help WINDHAND post-theft of their instruments and gear earlier in the Fall. Fresh off their heels from their North American tour with RUSSIAN CIRCLES, WINDHAND have announced new dates in 2020 as part of the Psycho Las Vegas, Northwest Terror Fest, and Muddy Roots Festivals. More tour updates will be available at the WINDHAND […]

Album Review: Gatecreeper – Deserted

Comprised of ¾ of doom lords SPIRIT ADRIFT and the rhythm section of blackened crusties HELLHORSE, I was not expecting Arizona’s GATECREEPER to sound like, well, GATECREEPER. Yeah, I know its been around for awhile now, but I just haven’t had the time nor, to be honest, inclination for death metal of late. What with all the buzz around the release of sophomore album, Deserted, though, I figured it was about time. All I know going in is this: When your press bio contains comparisons to BOLT THROWER, DEATH and CIANIDE, you best have your shit together in a big […]

Album Review: Exhumed

On their previous album Death Revenge, EXHUMED experimented with more involved songwriting and a conceptual storytelling approach. Reaction to the record was decidedly mixed, so the gorehounds have gone back to basics and stripped their music to the literal bone. Horror disposes of the long songs and ambient interludes and dives into a pit of simple gory grind. The band is probably going to want to kill me for this, but I actually prefer Death Revenge. That was an album that took a few risks with the formula. Horror is pretty much formula deathgrind right to the core. With sixteen […]

DEVOURMENT: Brutal Death Metal Unit To Release Fifth Full-Length, Obscene Majesty, August 16th Via Relapse Records; New Song Streaming + Preorders Available

After six long years, DEVOURMENT returns to raw form, embodying brutality with their ferocious new album, Obscene Majesty, set for release August 16th via Relapse Records. For Obscene Majesty, DEVOURMENT reunited with producer D. Braxton Henry, who played in the band on their infamous track ‘Babykiller’ and helped craft the band’s sound on their first three albums. The record also sees founding member Brad Fincher back on drums, Ruben Rosas returning to lead vocals (a formation previously only heard on the legendary Molesting The Decapitated), bassist Chris Andrews handling eight-string guitar, and Dave Spencer taking over bass. The pioneers of […]

TAU CROSS To Release Third Full-Length, Messengers Of Deception, August 9th Via Relapse Records; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available

Multinational punk/metal collective TAU CROSS returns with their immersive third full-length titled Messengers Of Deception, coming August 9th on Relapse Records. TAU CROSS features Amebix bassist/frontman Rob “The Baron” Miller, Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits Misery and War//Plague. Recorded at Signaturetone Studios and mastered by Adam Tucker (Thou, False), TAU CROSS expands on their trademark dark, infectious, guitar-driven epics across Messengers Of Deception‘s fifty-four esoteric minutes. Album rippers like ‘Burn With Me’, ‘The Sidhe’, and the driving title track see TAU CROSS dissect stories passed down through thousand years of manipulation. Topics range from […]

Album Review: Full Of Hell – Weeping Choir

Depending on whom you’re speaking to, FULL OF HELL is either a merchant of modern death/grind of the highest order, or a marketing-funded merch machine masquerading as a band on the level of JOB FOR A COWBOY. For myself, I’ve always thought the Maryland quartet passable, but no great shakes in the grand scheme of things. Just seemed a bit too groomed for the Summer Slaughter circuit for me.It’s comforting, strangely, to know that some things never change. While opener ‘Burning Myrrh’ is SSDD when it comes to FOH, ‘Haunted Arches’ ups the ante, a bit of the ol’ power-faux-lence […]