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Fumigation / The Path To R’lyeh “INVASION” split review 9.1/10 \m/

 

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I’m stoked to bring you a look at the review for the upcoming split EP with Fumigation and The Path To R’lyeh.

FUMIGATION

Mat Desjardins (drums)
Jay Donnelly (vox)
Tom Hansen (guitar)
Chris Humeniuk (bass)
Matt MacIvor (guitar)

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The first four songs of the EP are Fumigation. This is them at their most gruesome and organic sounding yet. The approach to this EP was much more old school and gives a vibe of walking through an abandoned house that is covered in mold and cobwebs, to open up a cupboard and it be filled with a massive next of spiders.

The EP starts out with a grim build up into a cool heavy dissonant riff which transitions into a nice head-bangable verse that uses some of the same chords. The chorus is faster and has an enjoyable fast riff with more dissonant chords at the tail. I like how the theme of the first song seems to end riffs with a similar feel, but not the same part. There are some brief slams and more verses which flow well. They even make the main verse riff groovier which has a nice effect at one point. After the next chorus is goes to a series of wicked riffs that are made for a circle pit! The song continues to finish strong with sweet riffs and angry vocals. Their half of the EP continues to utilize some catchy tremolo riffs and lots of catchy Old School, bouncy but somewhat Thrashy riffs too. A Beard Full Of Maggots is full of exciting riffs and slows to a slower almost Death/Doom part near the end which is killer for a brutal and slow headbang.

The bass begins to stand out much much more in the second song, Forced Vaginal Harbourage. He weaves in and out of the riffs and the riffs themselves are more melodic as well and quite catchy, as well as pretty progressive in the intro. Near the end of the song the bass has some more sweet low but bouncy lines. Through most of the music, the bass is mixed in, making the tone nice and thick. It is audible but he only steps out of the rest of the arrangement occasionally. The parts all fit the songs and the low clunky tone sounds sweet.

You won’t really hear much blast beats in Fumigation at all. They have more Groovy and Old School vibes, especially in the drumming. There is some blasting in Forced Vaginal Harbourage. Aside from not utilizing much blasting the beats do fit, and there is some very consistent double kick. I like the organic sounding mix on the kicks and cymbals as well. Whole kit really. It has nice panning as well in the mix. Earwigs & Earwax has ripping double kick and super-fast tremolo riffs most of the time after an awesome and nostalgic King Of The Hill intro clip, perfect for the bands theme, featuring Dale Gribble leaving an angry and deranged exterminator phone message.

 
The vocals are also pretty old school in a good way. They have a low mid bellowy shout tone that almost reminds me of Psycrpotic but heavier at times. The vocals can also get pretty guttural at times and occasionally use semi high accents. While the vocals on this EP do not have the same badass powerful crisp low that their previous full length had, it is more comparable to the transition that Bloodbath went through vocally. This being a more putrid, organic and raw sound with plenty of passion. There are quite some brutal moments in Earwigs & Earwax, as well as some of the more “shouty” parts. It is a great and diverse performance. They are a unique tone that is hard for me to describe, and at times remind me of Deathgrind. The “shoutyness” that is incorporated almost reminds me of what could be the beginnings of those ‘hallowed priest shouts’ that Zombiefication and Apocrophex and Hour Of Penance use sometimes. It sounds kind of agonized and desperate. I like it. One other neat thing that adds to the vocal diversity is that each song has some guest vocals. Which becomes more apparent and distinct with more listens.

 

The second half is The Path to R’lyeh. This is their debut release and a rather impressive one at that. While none of them are brand new to the genre or scene either, they are still relatively unknown. They play an aggressive and technical Lovecraftian worship themed Death Metal and they have a pretty refreshing sound.

THE PATH TO R’LYEH

Alain Cloutier (guitar/bass)
Milann Vaidya (drums)
Yan Chatel (vocals)
Jonathan Lattimore Desabrais (guitar)

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It starts with a cool groovy slam with a blast and pauses before coming in full force with heavy blasting, cool tremolo riffing and powerful vocals. After they change heavy riffs a few times they go to a more almost atmospheric part with more prominent and great bass, vocals come in and they continue to fluently turn it into a sweet techy verse with equally prominent bass and guitar. I must say I really like this riff. They go back into the slam from the start with the blast. He goes on the mix up the cymbal work and it is really enjoyable. They then go to another fast but slightly “slammy” riff into a heavy ass slam with ripping double kick and pretty brutal but not overly guttural vocals.

The next song comes in with a catchy kind of Melodic Death style Thrashy riff. The vocals in this song switch depending on the verse, from a more love mid ranged bark to a wicked cool low tone to semi guttural and guttural at times. The vocals start to stand out more to me at the 1:10 mark when they change riffs and he goes lower. It is a very cool tone and I feel that it hits a bit harder than the more mid range tone, which is still a good one.

The following song starts out fast and strong, opening with a quick drum fill into furious riffs and drums and powerful low vocals. This is the first demonstration of highs in the album and it may catch some off guard. They are a rather blackened sounding shriek that has a piercing and agonizing pitch. Once you get used to them they are pretty badass, but definitely sound a bit unexpected almost every time. It almost reminds me of the ‘pterodactyl scream’ from Unhuman. The vocals and drums are totally furious in this song and they have some cool Origin-esque moments.

The final song starts with a super-fast riff with some quick gallops thrown in and techy fills. The drums are ripping the whole time with nice switching up on the cymbals quite often. The cymbal work right around the middle is totally excellent. The vocals are powerful and pretty brutal at times. Near the end of this song there is several sick groovy riffs that are really well executed.

This is a cool split EP of two bands that are different enough yet familiar enough to totally work and be enjoyable as one full listen. Their songs are quick and hard hitting. These bands managed to write some catchy songs, without any solos whatsoever. Proving that good songwriting really does topple over all. Though, I do love me a good solo. I would love to see the addition of tastefully placed solos into these bands music down the road. Perhaps that is not what they are going for, but here and there to mix it up like that is great in my opinion. Go pre-order the album now, it drops next Friday!

For fans of Skinless, Gorguts, Obituary, Cephalic Carnage, Bloodbath, Immolation, Konkeror

For fans of Origin, Demented, Cognitive, Brain Drill, Abysmal Dawn

9.1/10 \m/

LINKS
https://www.facebook.com/Fumigation-137024276331132/
https://www.facebook.com/PathToRlyeh/
http://www.cdnrecords.com/product/fumigationthe-path-to-rlyeh-invasion-split-cd-pre-order/
https://fumigationmetal.bandcamp.com/
https://thepathtorlyeh.bandcamp.com/releases

Fumigation

“Your Death Metal Pest Control Specialists” www.fumigationmetal.com fumigationmetal@gmail.com

 

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Condemned- His Divine Shadow 7/10 \m/

Condemened

His Divine Shadow

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Release Date March 10th, 2017

Sam Townsley – Vocal
Steve Crow – Guitar
Ryan Reidy – Bass Guitar
Tyson Jupin – Drums

 

Today we take a listen to the latest Condemned
Album set to be released on March 10th, 2017The artwork really catches the eye, and I feel as though that is something that many of us metal heads do appreciate about the genre. The cover of His divine shadow really pops out and males you want to hear what the album will sound like.

Starting with the first track it seems as though it is simply the introductory track. With some ominous and Industrial sounds that fade in until a pattern begins formulate and lead right into the following track titled ‘Dawn”. Which is the first you hear Condemned’s brutal assault of death metal in a few years. The drums are tight, no power lost with the blast beats, but I find the balance between drums and guitars is a little more in the guitars favor. However, the drums actual sound is crisp, every cymbal strike is clear, the snare has a nice tone, and matches the guitar tones very well. There is no denying that the chemistry between all instruments is on point. considering I typically go for songs that are more uptempo, i really have gravitated towards “ascending the Spectral Thro” as one of my favorite tracks. there is something about the way it starts out. Listen to the first thirty seconds and it just grabs you, its a low and slow beginning that eventually evolves into something with some quick blast beats. but the groove is what hooks the listener, and the guitar riff around the 1:27 mark. its infectious and is actually when I really began to enjoy this album more and more. but i do have to point out the way Sam’s vocals sound at the 2:38 mark reminds me of some Chris Barnes SFU guttural vocals.(that should earn this album some bonus points in my book)  The entire album is filled with gut punching groove and a heavy dose of brutal breakdowns. The overall sound to this album will appeal to fans of bands like suffocation. Ten tracks long, this album contains nine tracks of complete unwavering brutal death goodness. I have found that the more I listen to this album the harder it have deciding which tracks I like the most. But one things for sure, when you listen to tracks like; “Ascending The Spectral Thro”, “His Divine Shadow”, and “World Reading Terror” you will understand how easy it is to get hooked. This album has plenty to offer, and has a ton of groove to get caught up in. I am digging this album, make sure you check this out.  7/10 \m/

 

Tracklist

  1. Penumbrae
  2. Dawn
  3. Omniscient Perturbations
  4. Legion
  5. Ascending The Spectral Thro
  6. Nefarious Sanguine Decree
  7. His Divine Shadow
  8. Pestilential Reign
  9. The Hive Ablaze
  10. World-Reaving Terror

Recorded at Trench Studios

Mixed at Mana Recording and mastered at West West Side Music

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Maze Of Sothoth- “Soul Demise” album review \m/

Maze Of Sothoth

Soul Demise

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Released 01/09/2017

Fabio Marasco: Guitars/Synth
Matteo Moioli: Drums
Cristiano Marchesi: Bass/Vocals
Riccardo Rubini: Guitars

 

Tracklist

01 – Cthulhu’s Calling

02 – Lies

03 – Seed Of Hatred

04 – Multiple Eyes

05 – The Outsider

06 – The Dark Passenger

07 – At The Mountain Of Madness

08 – Blind

09 – Azzaihg’ Nimehc

10 – Divine Sacrifice

The album begins with the track titled Cthulhu’s Calling which is an ominous introductory track really playing towards the dark and intriguing nature of this band. Now I have never heard these guys before, but I gotta admit, the moment those guitars kick in for the second track titled “Lies” I was hooked. Those guitars sound mean.  It reminds me of old Morbid Angel, it’s got me mean mugging while I’m head banging here. They have a solid minute and a half of spine splitting guitar riffs before the vocals join in. The ferocity of the sound is impressive, they walk the line of technical death metal. Is it too early to say that Lies is my favorite track? Holy shit that song blew me away. But they follow that up with an absolutely crushing track like Seed of Hatred. Now I usually will focus a lot on the drums, however I really want to point out the guitar tones. Riccardo and Fabio’s guitars just sound nasty, when thinking about a death metal sound. These guitars deliver the death blow by blow and throw in those classic old school pinch squeals. I dig the guitar solo on “Multiple Eyes” that song really leaves you wanting more. One thing that I really enjoy about the music on this album, is that for every track there is a solid set up between the guitars and the drums. They have really grabbed your attention within the first minute of every song and managed to get the listener hooked rather easily. The sound quality is great, and I dig that artwork. Looking for some new school death metal with a bit of old school influence and technical riffs and blistering drums. Then you will want to check out Soul Demise by Maze of Sothoth. 7/10 \m/

 

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Acranius – Reign Of Terror- Album review 7/10 \m/

Acranius

Reign Of Terror

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Album release date:  January 27, 2017

Kevin – Vocals
Björn – Guitar
Lars – Bass
Rob – Drums

 

 

Reign of Terror starts out with a solid introductory track beginning with radio transmissions growing in volume and fading in,  then the drums and guitar kick things off musically to break this song out of its package. And also to give the listeners a simple two minute acclimation period to get adjusted to the brutal slamming death garnished with a dose of groove.  They follow up  that with Kingmaker This song starts out with the drums getting started with a ten second set up and then the song takes on the personality of an armored tank. It’s a low and slow style song, with a killer groove on the guitars for the verses.I must admit that I was not expecting so much groove from these guys. I mean listening to Outlaw it has this virulent edge about it. And it’s not just the rhythm or the chorus. I mean everything about this song is magnetic.  The drums are perfect, there is literally nothing more the drums needed to do, to accomplish something this satisfactory.  I mean quite frankly I just really dig Rob’s drum style. The sound of the drums is great, snare does not have a ping to it.  And it doesn’t seem like he puts too much thought into things like gravity blasts. In fact it seems like he wants the listener to be able to follow with the beat, but he pulls off some great sounding fills. For example the very beginning of Warpath is such a killer yet simple set up.  Alternating snare bass drum and the tom, and then rolling the bass with the rest of the fill and when you hear it, it is in fact a simple enough fill. But it’s the sound of the drums themselves, the tempo, and really the confidence Ron projects from his drumsticks. Speaking of Warpath let’s talk about that section right around the one minute mark. You know what I am talking about when you listen to the track. It’s going to hook you right away but if it doesn’t then the solo snare pop at the 1:20 mark followed by the drum fill and heavy dose of double bass is going to get you going. But the song hits that breakdown at 1:55 and that’s when shit has hit the fan in the pit. There is no way you can listen to this song without wanting to throw some haymakers. I just don’t see how it is possible after I have listened to it myself.  But they follow up with Battle Scars and holy shit does it have this solid thirty seconds of menacing brutal introduction.  Vocals come in only seconds after that killer intro. It’s a bit of a slower song coming in at around 120BPM but they seem to have this ability to get the listener hooked every song regardless of tempo, blasts, anything like that.  After spinning this album for a bit, I have come to really enjoy their sound. They have no gimmicks, they have no need to sound like anyone else. They don’t live by anyone’s rules, they just play a really catchy form of slamming death metal. Lastly they seal the deal on this album by ending with tracks like “The Executioner” (holy shit what a punishing track it is too), and “Died a Liar” They came to fuck shit up, it’s apparent that what they set out to accomplish was to make some slamming death that’s going to get you hooked and to detonate the pit when they play.  I really enjoy this album,  I was not expecting this album to have so many killer hooks it really is a rock solid album. 7/10\m/ go on an have a listen for yourself to the track Kingmaker

 

 
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The Devil’s Due- December 23rd- Cognitive “Deformity” Album review 9/10 \m/

Cognitive

Deformity

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 Released October 28, 2016

Jorel Hart-Vocals
Rob Wharton- Guitars
Harry Lannon-Lead Guitars
Armen Koroghlian-Drums
Ian Bainbridge-Bass

 

Today the devil has brought us “deformity, the sophomore album by New Jersey’s slamming death act Cognitive.  The album begins with a solid introductory track, filled with gruesome riffs, a hearty helping of blast beats, and samples to set the scene. By the time you get to the second track off this stellar album, you may have already decided that you were intrigued and ready to listen to what these guys are going to pull off. Well Birthing The Deformity is a cool track t follow up Awakening The Miscreation. Haunted justice is a solid track, but possibly my favorite track comes in fourth on the track list.  And that is Beneath The Floorboards. I really dig this track as it has gotten the most plays out of the album. But the album as a whole is fucking awesome. When we got our hands on this it was a great day because this album right here has gotten a lot of rotations by us. I’m am very pleased by this album, as it is meticulously catchy rhythms and the technicality for precise transitions between some killer riffs. I really dig this album and you know it is a great follow up to their 2014 self-titled album. While their self-titled album had a small melodic element about it, Deformity does not possess that characteristic, but is much heavier.  They really seal the deal by ending the album with a punishing track like Merciless Forest that solo at the end does it for me. This track rips. This album rips, and it’s why we have been enjoying it so much, enough to earn this one a 9/10 \m/

 

 

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The Devil’s Due- Dec 7th- Throne Of Botis ” Hymns Of Homicide” Review 7/10 \m/

Throne Of Botis

Hymns Of Homicide

 released August 30, 2016

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Tim Crabb – Vox
Michael Tepper – Guitar / Additional Vox
Kevin Ansell – Drums
Alex Trotter – Guitar
Adam Dietzel – Bass

 

 

Today the Devil has brought us some Virgina Beach brutal death, by the name of Throne Of Botis. Throne of Botis  is some grimey brutal Virgina Beach Death Metal with a little bit of slam.  The debut E.P. from the Virginia Beach Brutal Death Metallers, contains 5 tracks of unmerciful death metal that  crushes all your expectations. From the first track you can tell that they are walking the line of death metal and slamming brutal death. “Malfeasance Of Mankind” will get you hooked early on in the song and I must say the production is solid. Sometimes you see “ Debut E.P.” from a band you haven’t heard of before and it turns out to be a demo recording in someone’s basement or a live setting and I am happy to say that this is not one of those situations.  With songs like “ This Sordid Abattoir” I’d be willing to bet they were influenced by bands such as Death, Suffocation,and Vader.  I have been spinning this E.P. for a few weeks now and I have to say, the more I listen to it, the more I enjoy it.  From the heavily armed drums, to the chugging guitar riffs, then you have those grizzly vocals.  What Throne Of Botis has done with “Hymns” is launch an assault on the listener with a barrage of blasts, and  guttural vocals with some catchy riffs.  This E.P. released in September of 2016 on Lost Apparitions Records has a few guest appearances on it, and absolutely crushes. Tracks that we really enjoy are Dismantled and Dissolved which is just brutal, honestly this is our most played track. It’s a filthy fucking track that has everything that appeals to a death metal fan like myself. The vocals are straight up post apocalyptic grizzly sounding, and the drums are tight.  From the rapid blasting to the clear ping of the cymbals when hit the sound is awesome. There is nothing we don’t like about this E.P. its heavy as fuck and when listening will trigger your mean face.  Solid E.P. and I cant wait to hear more from these VA death metallers. 7/10 \m/

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Released through Lost Apparitions Records
 Artwork by Uglies Art
 Recorded by Steven Miller Recording

 

 

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Infectology- Innards Of Misanthropic Embodiment 7/10

Infectology

Innards Of Misanthropic Embodiment

Jose Erazo: Bass
Luis Quintana: Guitar
Ivan Fuentes: Drums
Jhenry Guerrero: Vocals

Released August 12th, 2016

 

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  1. Absolute Disembodiment

As quickly as the song begins the blasts crash over you and sweep you off your feet. The whole time that perpetuating guitar riff has the listener head banging.  Vocals come in only seconds after the song begins and those low guttural vocals are killing it for me right now.  Also want to point out the sound of the snare drum, it has that ping to it.  While it may not fit all bands style and sound.  It just works for a brutal death metal band, and sounds great coming from Ivan’s kit. The change that happens around the :50 second mark is a classic tell-tale sign that something is going to get heavier, faster, or brutal.  They go back into the same rhythm but it’s been taken to the next level. 1:37 they slow things down for a moment and then hit us with a period of gravity blasts around the 2:17 mark.  A simple gravity blast  filled section lasting only maybe eight seconds but giving you enough time to cause bodily harm to those around you.

 

  1. Gorging on Misanthropy

There is about a split second between the end of the last track and then they explode with sound before one second has passed. Before ten seconds have passed I find myself head banging and getting into this song.  They have a great sound going on, its dirty, its brutal, and they keep things simple.  This is what a death metal track is supposed to sound like. I like the driving rhythm the guitar riff is forcing.  The guitar is maintaining that driving force behind the song. Listen to the guitars at the 1:17 mark and you will see what I mean. It’s not a sweeping, it’s not tapping, this is an old school death metal riff that really makes the song.  For me it’s not the vocals or the drums, but I really am enjoying the guitars.

 

  1. Deification of Insanity

They give you a hell of a welcome with a brief intro with a short riff and then into the verse.  It has a grimy brutal death metal feel to it. It’s good but right at the :50 second mark is when they begin to kick things into high gear with a mean riff coming at the 1:04 mark. I love that driving guitar riff, and they leave you wanting more of that because as quickly as you get acclimated to it, they change out and into the next verse.  This song has very little filler, and just plugs right along like a well-oiled machine. Right at the 2:45 mark we get that great guitar riff we heard earlier.

 

  1. Forced Unnatural Carnal Knowledge

Damn those drums and the guitars right at the beginning of this track really set the tone. I am digging this track and they throw down a short solo to go into the next section. Right around the :50 second mark they revisit the beginning rhythm again. But only for shorter period of time as they get to a slower but heavier rhythm. It has a grimy, brutal death feel to it, and they rock the shit out of that and right at the 2:54 mark they go right back to the rapid blasts at a higher back to high speed.  This song does not disappoint, I love the section right around the 3:34 mark with the guitar squeals. Great track

 

  1. Inhuman Conception (instrumental)

This is simply an instrumental track, but what I really enjoy is the fact that it is still a brutal death metal instrumental track. It’s not a melodic “lets tone things down a moment” song.  The blast beats, the buzz saw guitar tones, the filthy riffs, they are still very prevalent throughout this instrumental track.

 

  1. Ritualistic Embodiment

Zero buildup, and one hundred percent ambush style song beginnings seem to be infectology’s modus operandi on this album.   Because you are hit with rapid blasting, grinding guitar riffs, and guttural vocals all within the first five seconds of the song. They are relentless with the brutality they wield.  The song has a solid tempo, and drive. This song can get you going pretty easily, and the song maintains that drive all the way up to the last few seconds of play. At three minutes and fourteen seconds they pack a lot into this track.

 

  1. Dying On Cauldron

This song has the classic death metal feel right from the first seconds of the song.  It has a rock solid rhythm and I dig the guitar squeals. Out of all the songs on this album, this song reminds me of late nineties death metal. Bands like deeds of flesh, or even before that dying fetus.   After the first verse, the pick up the tempo, increase the intensity, and assault us with a hail of blast beats, gritty guitars, and those damned guitar squeals.  This song really embraces the brutal death metal vibe, and they cut right to the bone with this track. There is no fluff, there are no tangents or little intricate guitar solos.  This song is laser focused brutal death metal, played straight up the way it was meant to be played.

 

  1. Inducing Excruciating Pain

This is my favorite song off the album, I just love it.  The beginning is cool and all but I like the change they go through around thirty seconds in to the song.  That bridge going between verses.  The rhythm from the very beginning ends up being amplified to a more brutal and punishing rhythm. Head banging will be happening, but even more so only 20 seconds later where the same rhythm is being played, but has more strength behind the music. I can listen to this track over and over again. It is a heavy hitting, and takes no prisoners and shows no mercy. This song rips and it seals the deal for me.  This is my personal favorite track off this album.

 

 

When all is said and done, this band set out on a mission to make an album, with unwavering brutality, heavy riffs, blasting drums, and soulless vocals.  Causing the listener to get that “fuck yeah” attitude, and to move to the beat. Mission accomplished, I like that they didn’t try reinventing the wheel. They had a goal, and went to achieve that goal, with nothing and no one getting in their way, and leaving nothing left in their wake. This album  is  a solid 7/10  \m/ and find myself spinning Inducing Excruciating Pain many times as it is my favorite track on the album. while the album is straight up brutal death metal, i feel that some of the songs would begin to sound repetitive and for that it did lose me at some points. At any rate, all songs are a solid effort, merciless, and I simply find that out of all the songs, the song I have played the most is track 8.  I will be looking forward to hearing more from Infectology in the future, and will be rocking this album for the unforeseeable future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Metal News update _ Stormtide, Dorre, Anacryptic and more

Anacryptic release video for Tedious Falsehood from their latest E.P. titled The Futility of Decency released August 12th, 2016


This fall Melbourne’s symphonic folk metal warriors STORMTIDE will hit the road across Australia in support of their epic debut album “Wrath of an Empire” released on Metal Hell Records Aug. 1st, 2016. The first dates are announced:

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27th Aug – Melbourne, W/ Anna Murphy, Evelyn Hotel

2nd Sep – Geelong, The Barwon Club

10th Sep – Sydney, The Valve Bar

17th Sep – Canberra, The Basement W/ Lagerstein

22nd Oct – Melbourne, Headlining Metal To my ears, The Bendigo

26th Nov – Brisbane, TBA

 

 

What reviewers are saying about STORMTIDE Wrath of an Empire:

9/10 FolkMetal.nl

8.5/10 MetalObserver.com

9/10 WeLoveMetal.com


Mist Of Misery set to release Absence on August 31st 2016

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Their new album is a huge step forward in terms of production, song writing, lyrical depth and overall atmosphere. Mist of Misery has entered a new phase, one that aims to evoke depressive, melancholic and ambient atmospheres in the minds of listeners at a whole new level. On this album, it was done mainly through the introduction to even more melodic and symphonic influences. The music is intended to set the listener in a different and almost meditative state of mind in order to absorb its true depth. The sophomore album which is a unique amalgamation of two different kind sub-genres, delivers nothing but Nine tracks of Cold, Obscure and Depressive form of Arts. A musical adventure that will eventually bless the listener with a melancholic, yet beautiful experience.

Artwork – Alex Tartsus (Russia)

The artwork was drawn by the exceptionally talented Russian artist Alex Tartsus.

Track – List:

1. MelancholicThoughts
2. Euthanasia
3. Absence
4. Final Departure
5. EpitaphofPenitence
6. WistfulTwilight
7. Paragon of Perdition
8. Mist ofMisery
9. Serenity in Nothingness

Members:

MortuzDenatus – Vocals, Drums, Programming, Mixing and Mastering

Phlegathon – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bass Guitar

Simon Hägglund – Live Drums

 

Order the Album:

https://mistofmiseryblacklion.bandcamp.com/album/absence


Black Metal Brother Duo HELLEBORUS Announce ‘The Carnal Sabbath Tour’ Presented by PureGrainAudio.com

Out Now! Debut Album ‘The Carnal Sabbath’ (Satanath/ Black Plague)



Colorado Springs, CO black metal blood brother duo Jerred & Wyatt Houseman’s HELLEBORUS will be hitting the road with the band’s live line up for dates across the US and Canada for their first North American tour presented by PureGrainAudio.com. Joining them on the tour for select dates, will be Destroyer of Light and UADA (details listed below). The tour is in support of their debut album ‘The Carnal Sabbath’ released this past June via Satanath Records (Russia) and Black Plague Records (USA). A full stream of the album can be heard at the following link http://helleborusblack.bandcamp.com/album/the-carnal-sabbath.

Carnalsabbath1.jpg Sept 4 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep – info
Sept 7 – Haittesburg, MS – The Tavern * – info
Sept 8 – Jackson, MS – Big Sleepys * – info
Sept 9 – Birmingham, AL – The Nick *
Sept 10 – Macon, GA – Back Porch Lounge *
Sept 12 – Raleigh, NC – Slims Downtown Distillery *
Sept 16 – White Hall, MD – Shadow Woods Metal Fest – info (Hall Stage – Set Time 11:10pm)
Sept 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Funkers
* = dates with Destroyer of Light
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Oct 15 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Flux Capacitor
Oct 19 – Billings, MT – The Railyard
Oct 20 – Kalispell, MT – Order of The Eagles #
Oct 21 – Calgary, AB – Distortion #
Oct 22 – Edmonton, AB – Rendez Vous (Black Mourning Light Metal Fest) #
Oct 24 – Vancouver, BC – Red Room # w/Erimha, Panzerfaust, Idolatry
Oct 26 – Seattle, WA – The Highline #
Oct 27 – Portland, OR – Ash Street Saloon #
Oct 29 – Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge ^
Oct 30 – Oakland, CA – The Golden Bull ^
Oct 31 – Long Beach, CA – Blacklight District Lounge ^
Nov 1 – Phoenix, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
Nov 2 – Santa Fe, NM – The Skylight
# = dates with UADA
^ = dates with Lotus Thief

Album Band Line Up features: Wyatt (vocals, lyrics) & Jerred Houseman (producer, all instruments)

Live Band Line Up features: Brent Boutte’ – Drums, Jerred Houseman – Guitar & leads, Wyatt Houseman – Voice, Ian Horenman – guitar & rhythms, Michael Hylands – Bass

For more info, please visit the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/HelleborusBlack

https://twitter.com/helleborusblack


Dorre are playing Desertfest October 14-16th 2016

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 The Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band THEOCRACY will release their new album “Ghost Ship” on October 28th in Europe and North America through Ulterium Records.

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With Ghost Ship, Theocracy perfects the lively and fully-realized sound of As the World Bleeds, delivering 10 muscular and streamlined tracks that never lose focus and combine for one memorable journey. You like midtempo singalong anthems? Try the “Ghost Ship” title track. Thrashy rhythms and intensity?  “The Wonder of It All” should be to your liking. Emotional ballads with huge melodic hooks? Go “Around the World and Back.”  Or if you prefer epic, progressive tracks that do all these things and more, 10-minute album closer “Easter” is sure to be a favorite. Each song on Ghost Ship stands alone and has a unique signature, but every moment sounds unmistakably like Theocracy.

“So many kids were coming up to us after shows and telling us their stories,” says Theocracy vocalist Matt Smith. “A lot of them were searching for purpose and a place to fit in, and having grown up as an awkward and unpopular kid myself, their words really stuck with me. I started thinking about what a band of misfits Jesus’ disciples were:  fishermen, tax collectors, and people of little consequence in the eyes of the world. Sometimes the ones most people don’t see, or choose to look straight through—the ghosts of society, as it were, dead to the world—end up having the biggest impact. That’s where the title and idea for Ghost Ship came from: all the misfits, the uncool, the outcasts, there is a place where you do fit in. Although Ghost Ship is not a concept album, this is a recurring theme, particularly in the title track and ‘Castaway.’

“Ghost Ship” track listing
01. Paper Tiger

02. Ghost Ship

03. The Wonder Of It All

04. Wishing Well

05. Around the World and Back

06. Stir the Embers

07. A Call To Arms

08. Currency In A Bankrupt World

09. Castaway

10. Easter

The Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band THEOCRACY will release their new album “Ghost Ship” on October 28th in Europe and North America through Ulterium Records. Information on different So many kids were coming up to us after shows and telling us their stories,” says Theocracy vocalist Matt Smith. “A lot of them were searching for purpose and a place to fit in, and having grown up as an awkward and unpopular kid myself, their words really stuck with me. I started thinking about what a band of misfits Jesus’ disciples were:  fishermen, tax collectors, and people of little consequence in the eyes of the world. Sometimes the ones most people don’t see, or choose to look straight through—the ghosts of society, as it were, dead to the world—end up having the biggest impact. That’s where the title and idea for Ghost Ship came from: all the misfits, the uncool, the outcasts, there is a place where you


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Currently Streaming French metallers Syrinx’s new album ” Black Spring”

Currently listening to the French metal outfit Syrinx and their album that comes out today.  9 tracks of their own blend of metal that is very impressive. Human Pollution is a solid track and a favorite of ours. check it out \m/  You can find the new album over at  BANDCAMP \m/

 

 

 

 

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The Disciplined Drummers of metal for March 2016 is the heavy hitting Adam Jarvis

This months Disciplined Drummers of metal we spoke to  Adam Jarvis one of the hardest working drummers in metal today. He is known for playing behind the kit  for bands like Misery Index, and Pig Destroyer to name a few. So to help you guys get through the hump day, here is an interview I did with the man himself.

 

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Badger- So last time we talked was back in October you were on tour, it was a great time I know I had a blast. Some good beer was consumed that day haha.  Then a few months after I see an announcement for a new project, and just recently saw a video of you tracking drums. So the big news is God Enslavement, tell me a bit about this new band you’re in.

 Adam- Yea so the album just got mastered I believe over the weekend so I’m supposed to be getting the finalized tracks and it should be released by late spring early summer, I may need to get back to you on that one. But yea its guys from all over Europe, and Germany

 

Badger- Yea it’s a pretty diverse lineup I mean you have Bjorn, then you, Vince, you have Julien from Shattered, you know you have Kevin, I mean everyone in this lineup is pretty notable. This is like (in my opinion) a super group.

 Adam-Yeah you know, the one guy Bjorn hit me up, and said “you know we got this material and you know we have all talked about it, and we think you would be an awesome fit, and we think its right up your alley.” I have been approached by multiple bands and usually I need to at least enjoy the material to put my name on it. I don’t want to record something just for the sake of recording something and having my name on it. It’s essentially going to be a part of my legacy you know.

 

Badger- Yea you definitely want to take pride in your work, you want to do it for the music, and what you want for sound, not just anything that comes your way. You sound like you are doing it because of your love of music and metal, so that’s cool.

Adam- Yea exactly so, yea when I heard the first couple of songs I thought “damn those are some killer riffs.” I believe it’s like 8-9 songs. And you know I used to be in Criminal Element with Vince Mathews and he was in Dying Fetus. They were actually going to have a different vocalist, so I was asking them because I had only heard the music so I wanted to know what type of vocals would be going over the top. Because dude, vocals can make or break a band, they are very important. I mean they have always been very important to me even more so now sometimes I think “ hey this band is pretty good, and then I hear the vocals and think Damn it WTF”

 

Badger-Yea they can definitely make or break, but Vince Mathews, that’s pretty cool because the last I had heard he wasn’t doing too well, but obviously now he is ready and able to do vocals on this project. I liked when he was in Dying Fetus as well as Criminal Element so I’m stoked to hear his vocals laid down on this.

 Adam- Yea and he helped me out a lot when I came out to Maryland , in 2004 first place I lived I was with Vince, hahaha those were some crazy times so it came time. The guys were like “so the vocalist backed out, do you know anyone that might be able to fit or may be interested.” And the whole time when I was listening to the music I kept think “Damn dude Vince’s vocals would be a perfect fit over this.   So I hit him up, and he was really excited that I asked him to even do it.   I called him and said “yo dude I would like you to be a part of this” and he was really taken back by it and was like “holy shit I can’t believe you asked me to do this” For me I’m thinking “dude your motherfucking Vince Mathews what are you talking about”

 

Badger- Sometimes there’s someone you know is perfect for the position and then you hear them and it justifies things and locks everything in.

Adam- yea so I’m stoked for people to hear it and its just straight up old school death, thrash, there’s some grind influence. It definitely has some more of that old school feel and approach.

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Badger- That’s awesome! I can’t wait to hear that.

So 2016 this makes band number 5. You have Misery Index, Pig Destroyer, Asthma Castle, Fulgora, and now God Enslavement, what are we going to see in 2016 from the other bands? You put Stratagem out last year so I’d say it’s safe to say you’re not doing a new album with them right now but any tours?

 Adam-With Fulgora we have a few songs written, we have a song that we recorded at Phil’s studio, and that’s supposed to be released on Housecore TBD so yea it will probably be a while before we get a Full Length out I’d say, it might be possible by the end but maybe 2017. Asthma castle recorded about a year since I did the drums, but unfortunately our vocalist quit, so that was a bit of a setback but there was like one guy that I thought of that when he quit we recorded this , I mean we aren’t signed, this is like a side project for me. I love it, it’s a different change of pace, and we all get along so we have a guy and we are going to start jamming with him. Actually second jam will be this week. So hopefully vocals will be done by this summer and released this year. And PD is about 4 songs in for the new record, so we have actually jammed 1 of those songs a few weeks back, so that’s exciting to be working on some new Pig Destroyer  material. And you know my cousin John is in the band now too so. It’s the first record with him on it so that’s exciting.

 

Badger-Oh hell yea John, he is no stranger to the business so that’s definitely cool

 Adam- yea I mean he’s in Agoraphobic Nosebleed and in Fulgora so were in another band back in the day called all will fall, so yeah me an him have been jamming since I was probably 8-9 so it goes back a long way. As far as new stuff coming out that’s probably it. Killing gods is about 1.5 year old?

 

Badger- yea it came out around my birthday so around may 2014

 Adam- Yea you’re right yea.

 

Badger- so I have seen a few big shows you guys are booked to play here in 2016, so I’m guessing your touring schedule is starting to pile up

 Adam- yea unfortunately we can’t tour as much as we used to I work full time on top of being in five bands, and Mark has a kid now, and he’s going to school. And he actually just started working at Extreme management group.

 

Badger- hell yea that’s a big outfit

 Adam- yea they rep bands like suffocation, they have a lot of people under their belt. So he just started working for them so that’s real cool. Jason back and forth from states and Finland, so he’s actually working on his PhD right now and yea we just got to be more selective.

Back in 2006 we would do 200 shows a year so anything that came up we would say yep let’s do it, but now a days we have to plan, we have a lot more responsibility now so we can’t be selfish, marks got a wife I have a girlfriend it’s not easy on people. But we do have the one European run this summer. We are hitting some pretty awesome festivals. We’re playing one in Vancouver that’s going to be badass it just got announced a few weeks ago and it’s got Suffocation and Dillinger Escape Plan, and Job For A Cowboy their first show in a few years, Cattle Decapitation, Dave Lombardo’s new band Dead cross will be on it. So yea a lot of awesome bands. And when we got the offer we didn’t really know , we thought we were going to be the headliner and then this thing gets booked and I looked and called mark and was like “ holy shit dude this is a big festival” it’s not like doing down to the dew drop in.

 

Badger- one question because I am in ton of FB groups so I have seen a few people here and there ask about drum shoes. So your go to brand, have you tried others or do you just you the tried and true style.

 Adam- I’ve been rocking DB drum shoes for years, they’re my go to, and they’re really lightweight really durable they last. I have had pairs last me years even with all the touring. A guy named jerry at DB he is an awesome cat. I always prefer to play esp. on tour to play in different shoes than what I wear every day, because you feel disgusted after if you were to stay in the same shoes after a show. It’s a necessity, their almost like an equivalent to a water shoe, very flexible lightweight. I have had people call them ballerina shoes. but I like the dexterity, and they are tight. They are my go to, and I have been wearing them for… going on ten years now at least ten years. They’ve been around for a while, you don’t seem them too much but when you do you see many drummers wearing them. I know the dude from arch enemy wears them, Danny walker he uses them, I don’t want to say anyone who doesn’t you know but if you look at the roster it’s pretty stacked with great drummers. Yea Mike Hamilton, he’s another one, he was in deeds of flesh, but he’s in exhumed now. They’re definitely amazing shoes I’m not saying it because I’m endorsed, these shoes are the real deal.

 

Badger- so I was going to ask this yesterday, but I will put a spin on it. So who were you routing for to win the super bowl?

 Adam-I was actually, I wasn’t in favor of any team. But I wanted to see Peyton go out with a win, Cam was a J.A. He was a baby about it

Badger- I listen to sports radio a lot, and they were saying that he was one of the biggest guys on the field and he recoiled away from the fumble. How does that happen when you are the largest guy?

Adam- oh I know, he regretted that one. His passing was off, they just didn’t look like a SB team.

Badger- some moments were painful to watch, If Peyton does retire it’s on a high note, and he didn’t want to say for sure.

Adam- yea but he did say what type of beer he was going to have after. Hahaha I actually just got myself a six pack of Hopslam from Bells Beer. That stuff’s good you can only get one sixer at a time so, and at like 20 something a six pack, I mean you got me that Heady Topper so you know your beers if you’ve never had that? Do you get bells there?

 

Badger- sometimes I have to go to mass to get some beers. Like the iron maiden beer I can’t get it in NH but I can head down to the mass border and get some.  I have had some brown note from KY, (this is when I explain the brown note from the league) so the front of the can is hilarious it’s a brown ale but it is absolutely great. I’ll send you the picture. Another good one was a brewery in RI, if you guys come up my way I will have to get you a growler of this stuff. It has a summer ale taste like blue moon or Sam summer but it tastes like it would be around 2% but it’s actually close to 12 % so when you drink a glass it hits you, and you don’t expect it to hit you as hard as it does because it tastes so damn light. The stuff is awesome!

Badger- so what are you listening to currently, CD iTunes vinyl?

 Adam- well actually I was just listening to acid bath. Well new stuff or?

 

Badger- anything whatever you are listening to

 Adam- I discovered porcupine tree a few years ago, and it was from reading Opeth’s Hall Of Fame entry in Decibel for Blackwater Park, they mentioned Steven Wilson, and I was like I remember that guy, then I remember he did that project Storm Corrosion thing with Mikael Akerfeldt, and Steven Wilson, and it’s just like very eerily serene at times and I guess you could say like kind of post rock meets Shoegaze which is one of the weirder genres. But yea a lot of porcupine tree and S. Wilson, and something I have been listening to that just terrifies me but it’s so damn good is a band called Dødheimsgard  from Norway.

 

Badger- yea you were talking about them after the Worcester show,

 Adam- oh yea I was they are still just so good their newest album is called like umbra omega. It’s just nasty, it is real nasty. I also have been going back on the classics that I used to listen to all the time like older Monstrosity, actually this morning I was listening to Demolition Hammer, a bit more thrash, but it has Alex Marquez, he played with Malevolent Creation on retribution but let’s see what else, newest faith no more album is good, new baroness.

 

Badger- that is good, I have to get it on vinyl, because I was being a bit picky about vinyl so I wanted to wait to hear it first but it is definitely vinyl worthy

 Adam- yea it is I bought it on vinyl they played in Baltimore I saw them and when they toured they were sold out every show, I saw them in Baltimore and it was amazing absolutely amazing. So yea that’s what I have been listening to lately.

 

Badger- Awesome well it sounds like 2016 will be a great year for you, and the bands you are a part of, for me it’s a great year because that just means there’s some great metal happening, and I am really pumped to hear God Enslavement.

Thank you for your time, and stay brutal my friend.

Adam, – Alright dude, thanks again. Cheers.

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