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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 […]

CHERUBS: Announce 5th Full-Length Album Immaculada High; Share New Song ‘Sooey Pig’

Rightfully hailed as “the noisiest pop music on the planet” by Pitchfork, Austin, TX’s cult noise rock trio CHERUBS have been purveyors of sonic bedlam since their inception in 1991. Today, CHERUBS announce their Relapse debut and new full-length album Immaculada High, coming July 26. Listen to the first single ‘Sooey Pig’ now on YouTube HERE and all streaming services HERE. CHERUBS comments on Immaculada High:“This recording feels like the soundtrack to a movie about Mother Nature exacting dark revenge on the nasty homo sapiens. There’s tigers and pigs and wolves crying out of eyes – oh my.” Immaculada High […]

Album Review: Victims – The Horse And Sparrow Theory

D-beat may have first been shot forth from the uterus of hardcore punk in the UK (BUZZCOCKS, DISCHARGE), but its continuation and thriving as a sub-genre owes a lot to Sweden, where bands such as ANTI CIMEX and MOB 47 joined the kangpunk gangbang, thereby spawning hundreds of blindingly fast, sloppier than a $2 whore, heavier than Messiah Marcolin children, and at least a dozen DARKTHRONE songs. Kicking out 8 tunes in 28 minutes, it’s clear VICTIMS comes from the VARUKERS / SKITSYSTEM school of “blast first, ask questions later”, which serves the quartet well over most of The Horse […]

Album Review: Ringworm – Death Becomes My Voice

You know, there are a few bands who so settled into who their identity, into what a/an [Insert Band Name Here] album should sound like, that diversion seems almost unthinkable. AC/DC and MOTORHEAD come to mind, RAMONES, NAPALM DEATH. Far from a slight, though, at least in the aforementioned instances, what we’re given goes beyond simple “branding”, revealing bands who don’t know how to be anything except themselves – it comes from within. It’s the marrow in their bones, for better or worse. Cleveland’s RINGWORM is one such band, and thus on its eighth, Death Becomes My Voice, most of […]