Album of The Week: BURIED AT BIRTH’s “Pestilent Hallucinations”

This weeks Album of The Week is Buried At Birth’s Pestilent Hallucinations. I have been listening to this album non-stop for a few days now and I can’t stop. It’s crusty, grooving grind with mathcore elements thrown in every now and then. The musicianship on this album is fucking unstoppable. It’s vicious and devastating which makes it absolutely amazing. The vocals are a big turn on for me. Not just because their female vocals, but because they are sharp and raw. There is a lot of emotion and aggression in her voice and I love it. With song titles like “Tear My Face Off,” “Dumpster Diving At Planned Parenthood” and “Chain Sodomy,” how would you not want to listen to this extraordinarily bombarding grindcore band from San-fucking-Jose? Go check ‘em out and download this album FOR FREE at Grindcore Karaoke. DO IT!

CEREMONY To Release Covers EP In August

California’s Ceremony are set to put out a covers EP on August 9th via Bridge 9 Records. Wow. This is a hell of a year for cover albums, Caliban released the Coverfield EP, Dying Fetus are soon to release History Repeats… and Aurora Borealis put their compilation of covers up for download here and now Ceremony are putting out an EP featuring covers of such bands as Pixies, Crisis and Vile as well as others. I have never been huge on Ceremony but I look forward to seeing their takes on these tracks. I’m pretty much on the “not sure” end of the spectrum as of now, but we’ll see. I was shocked by how much I enjoyed Caliban’s cover EP. Maybe I’ll dig it. Bring it on. You can pre-order the EP here. The band will also be touring quite a bit this year. Check out the dates after the jump.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.
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EAST OF THE WALL Have Completed The Apologist.

East of The Wall, the progressive metal/technical metal/experimental (what-the-fuck-ever) band whose 2010 album Ressentiment has become a favorite of mine, has finished the recording process for the upcoming album The Apologist. This album has been a long awaited project as it is set to expand on the band’s sound. I say this because in the interview I conducted with Kevin Conway a while back he revealed this about Ressentiment:

The most important fact regarding the writing process was that it was written by Biclops, not EOTW. Now, I’m sure a lot of people who are reading this are thinking, “Well, big fucking deal. It’s the same 4 guys minus 1 dude.” But in spite of the lineup similarities, the 2 bands sounded pretty drastically different. Listen to Farmer’s Almanac and Ressentiment back to back and I think you’ll see what I mean.

So The Apologist will mark East of The Wall’s first album written by East of The Wall. Should be extremely interesting. I, for one, am extremely excited to hear this album. So far the only real information on the album is an October release. The exact date and track listing should be unveiled in the coming weeks. Keep your eyes and ears peeled. After the jump you can check out a track from Ressentiment.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.
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Got It Covered… [OBITUARY Edition]

This edition of Got It Covered.. is focused on the legendary Floridian death metal band Obituary. I have always loved this band and so I thought it was about time to bring to light some of the covers bands have done in tribute to Obituary. Check ‘em out:

First off, we have the band Cataract (who I honestly do not know) covering “Redneck Stomp” which is a fucking amazing instrumental track off of Obituary’s 2005 album Frozen In Time.

Next up we have Bloodsoaked
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Enter OLD SILVER KEY, The Offspring of DRUDKH Members

So, there is this band that keeps popping up in my newsletters from Season of Mist. The band is called Old Silver Key and at first I didn’t think nothing about it; and then the word “Drudkh” poked up out of one of the newsletters and I was interested. As it turns out, this project is the brainchild of Roman Saenko (Drudkh) along with three other Drudkh members and Neige of the band Alcest. Well, already this seems like an unbelievable pairing that I am instantly stoked about. I love Drudkh and I dig Alcest, so putting them together should make quite a killing. As of now, Old Silver Key is in the recording process for their debut album. I can’t really find any other information on the band, but I know I am in deep anticipation of this record.

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So, I reviewed this album not too long ago by this band I had never heard of. The band is called Seven Sisters of Sleep and they are a fucking beast. Vicious, aggressive, sludgy hardcore shit executed in such a fantastic fashion. I have listened to this album repeatedly since I finished my review and it’s still killer. If you haven’t heard these dudes before, I hope you get into them because they fucking rule. Enjoy.

Some of these videos for the songs are kind of fucking weird. Just sayin’.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

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Nu WINDS OF PLAGUE Iz Bringin Back Da Rapcore, Motherfucka!!

Yo motherfuckas, wut do u get wen u cross Limp Bizket wif 25 Ta Life?! The newest Winds Of Plague music video “California”!! Jesus fuck, this song and video are absolute shit. I have no clue what WOP or Martin (Terror) were thinking when they were tracking this. I mean I thought the last full-on nu metal video from Winds Of Plague was bad but this just brings it to a new (nu?) low.

It’s only takes about three seconds before you become immersed in a full-fledged nu metal wiggercore song. Every thing about this video/song is utterly contrived. This is a prime example of why jocky, straight edge kids should never play hardcore or metal.

Dear Winds Of Plague, please stick to what you do best and release more n00dz of your gimmicky keyboard player?

P.S. can someone explain the nu metal revival to me?!

– Josh Huddleston

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A Little Taste of The Upcoming ANTIGAMA / PSYCHOFAGIST Split

If you are like me then you have been waiting rather impatiently for the upcoming Antigama / Psychofagist split. The upcoming split is putting together two of the most entertaining bands in abstract grindcore . Earlier today, Grindpromotions posted two teaser tracks from the forth coming release. Go ahead and give them a listen.

“Antigama | Patriarchs of nonconformistic visions of noise, lawgivers
of dissonances and harsh sound.
Psychofagist | New Prophets of arrhythmic chaos in music, freaky
confessors into shattering experimentation.

The two Ministers are attempting to merge their unsafe doctrines to
force your anxiety into schizophrenia, gathered under SUBORDINATE

– Josh Huddleston

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QUARTER THE VILLIAN Unleashes Frontier Justice

Quarter The Villain, Orlando’s sexiest tech grind outfit have just released a video for the song “Frontier Justice” off of their amazing 2010 EP “Regicide”. Make sure to watch it a few times and leave them dirty comments.

Oh did I mention that American Aftermath is sponsoring their upcoming summer tour?! Check out the dates, go see them, and talk to Alex about your favorite Creed album.

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Follow Quarter The Villain on Twitter- @qtvdeepthoughts

– Josh Huddleston

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ANTHRAX: Jam ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t!

So, I knew that Anthrax released a new track called “Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t” not too long ago, but for some reason it flew right over my head. I was gonna listen to it, and then I just… didn’t. Well, I am currently listening to the song for the.. 4th time in a row (and this will not be the last). I fucking love this track. I’m not sure what it is because I was never a huge Anthrax fan (and I got a little iffy when Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano joined The Damned Things) but this track is unbelievable. Compared to older tracks? Well, it’s no “Caught In a Mosh,” but the vibe seems different all around. It’s still heavy, regardless and I dig it. What do you think? Worship Music comes out on September 13th via Megaforce/Nuclear Blast Records.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

Wanna Hear Samples From The New LOCK UP Album?

The band has released two studio updates for Necropolis Transparent (here and here) and of course you want to hear these tracks from these deathgrind allstars. I haven’t checked out the video in full yet, but from what I’ve listened to, this album should be pretty amazing. I have been anticipating Lock Up’s follow up to Hate Breeds Suffering for far too long. So be sure to check out the video below and pick up the album when it drops on July 12th here in the US (July 1st everywhere else, I think). Enjoy the grindage.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

Check Out CTTTOAFF’s New EP Trailer!

I would type the entire name in the headline of this post, but it is soooo fucking long. Anyway, Clinging To The Trees of a Forrest Fire are set to release a new EP titled Viseral on July 19th. Today, the band posted a trailer for the new album. The tracks I have heard so far off of Viseral are fucking epic and I am positive that this six-song EP will not disappoint. Check out the video below and prepare yourself for crushing funeral grind! The song in the video is called “Garbage.”

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

AURORA BOREALIS: Entire Discography Available For Free Download!

The vicious, amazing black/death metal band Aurora Borealis from Maryland have made their entire discography available for free download on their website. I’ve known of this band for a while and I really dig their music, but I never had any of their CDs. Well, if you’re like me, than look no further. Aurora Borealis have posted download links for all of their albums. Of course, you can still buy the hard copies of albums if you wish. The band issues this statement:

“There are tons of people out there can simply cannot afford to buy cds in these tough times. Of course we will still continue to sell hard copies of the CDs that are still available to those people who collect cds, or want the hard copies. I made this decision after the success we had from offering the new Timeline: The Beginning And End Of Everything cd as a free download. The response was overwhelming from people who appreciated the gesture. We hope our fans enjoy this. We know some of our first few albums are very hard to find and are pretty expensive. There are still people out there that do not feel right stealing or downloading an album illegally so we want to make it easy for them without breaking the law.”

So check out the band after the jump and if you dig it, go to their website and start downloading.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.
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Morning Jams: MASTODON’s “Just Got Paid”

Mastodon’s rendition of ZZ Top’s classic “Just Got Paid” is a fantastic cover, one of the if not the best cover of this song I’ve ever heard. As a fan of cover songs, there is no way I wouldn’t love this track. It’s got the vibe of ZZ Top with the charisma of Brent Hinds voice. It’s beautiful. Enjoy.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

Go Listen To DECAPITATED’s Homo Sum! Immediately!

Decapitated unveiled a song from their upcoming Carnival Is Forever album. I really dig Decapitated and I was curious to see what the band would sound like with their comeback, and as hoped for, they are back in full effect. It’s a punishing, shredding piece of Polish death metal. These guys obviously know what they’re doing, they are one of the true heavyhitters of technical death metal. So if you want to get a four-and-a-half minute taste of what Decapitated are thrashing out nowadays, head on over to Guitar World and check it out. Read the interview as well, it’s pretty gnarly.

Carnival Is Forever is due out on July 12 (just two weeks away!) on Nuclear Blast Records. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that shit.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.