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Album Review: Valkyrie – Fear

VALKYRIE of Virginia has never been one to put out albums just willy-nilly, or “because we had enough songs written”. The brothers Adams and their cohorts aren’t averse to “sleeping” on songs, letting them bake a bit longer, marinate in their own seasonings until what comes out of the oven is exactly what they want to put before us. Which is part of what makes the 5-year wait between 2015’s Shadows and Fear worth it for the listener. I’ll admit to being foremost a fan of doom in all its forms when it comes to metal, without excluding the occasional […]

GENGHIS TRON RETURN FROM HIATUS & ENTER STUDIO

Genre-bending innovators GENGHIS TRON have announced their return. The band has begun recording their long-awaited third full-length with producer Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. The new album is a follow up to the release of Board Up The House (2008). Following the amicable departure of former vocalist Mookie Singerman, founding members Hamilton Jordan and Michael Sochynsky will be joined by two new collaborators: vocalist Tony Wolski and Sumac/Baptists drummer Nick Yacyshyn. “We said it was just a hiatus and we meant it! It’s been incredible writing music again and hearing everything come together in the studio,” says […]

INCANTATION Share ‘Entrails of the Hag Queen’ Music Video

Death metal pioneers INCANTATION share the third single and official ‘Entrails Of The Hag Queen’ music video from their highly anticipated new album, Sect Of Vile Divinities, coming August 21st. Watch the Nader Sadek- (Morbid Angel) directed video HERE Sect Of Vile Divinities is out August 21st on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical Pre-Orders are available HERE and Digital Downloads/Streaming HERE Watch INCANTATION’s previous videos for ‘Fury’s Manifesto’ HERE & ‘Propitiation’ HERE For over 30 years INCANTATION has consistently remained one of the underground’s most influential and respected artists in the genre. True to form, Sect Of Vile Divinities sees […]

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 […]