It’s been roughly four years since Meshuggah’s last album, Obzen, was released. When talk of a new album in works surfaced last year, music critics and fans alike got excited; including myself. 2012 has brought us the release of Koloss, the new album from the revolutionary Meshuggah. It is fairly common for popular bands to receive an extreme amount of praise and hype whenever they cough up a new album. The question is, is Koloss all hype or a legitimately good release?
The complete list of special releases available on Record Store Day (April 24th) is now available online. Lots of good stuff will be released this year. Like the new Mastodon/Feist split 7″ or a limited edition colored LP of Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come? Yeah, you know you want it. Check out the full list HERE
If you haven’t been embraced by the gorgeous sounds of Sigur Ros, I feel sorry for you. But now is the time to start! The band has announced the name of their upcoming full length. The new album will be called Valtari, which translates to “steamroller” in English and will be released on May 28th. The album will focus more on electronics and strings this time around. Check out the track list below and listen to the peaceful first single, “Ekki Múkk ”.
Goatwhore has released their new music video for their song “When Steel and Bone Meet” over at Bloody Disgusting. It was shot at the House of Horrors in New Orleans and features scantily clad women licking blood off of each other. Yeah, that should make you watch it.
Demon Hunter have released a new lyric video for their song “Dead Flowers” from their upcoming album True Defiance, which will be released on April 10th. Just like any Christian metal album, you need a sappy ballad. Demon Hunter ALWAYS have sappy ballads on their albums. So I don’t know what’s worse, the ballads or the alternative metal Jesus worshiping songs. Anyway, watch it below if you’re interested.
Emmure has release the new music video for their song “Protoman” from their upcoming album Slave to the Game, out on April 10th. Watch as the modern day Limp Bizkit performs in an arcade. This video provides plenty of lol worthy moments. Go watch it if you dare.
Warbringer has released some multi-camera rehearsal footage of the band performing “Future Ages Gone” from their most recent album, Worlds Torn Asunder. If you like this band then you will enjoy this little video. If not, prepare for a mediocre thrash metal song. But that’s just my opinion. Check it out below.
Attack Attack! have released the new video for their song “The Motivation”. It seems the band (at least judging by this song) has toned down their cheesy electronic pop elements a bit. Though you can still hear it in the chorus. But if you’ve heard one Attack Attack! song you have heard them all. It’s just “djent” worshiping riffs and corny electronics. But maybe some of you guys like them? I hope not. But anyway, here is the video.
Dying Fetus have released the teaser trailer for their upcoming album, Reign Supreme, which will see a release on June 19th. I’m sure it will just be another bland “bree-fest” like all of their albums were to me. But maybe they will prove me wrong this time. Check out the trailer below.
High on Fire’s De Vermis Mysteriis will be released on April 3rd but you don’t have to wait that long to get smacked in the face by Matt Pike’s sludge assault. NPR is hosting an exclusive stream of the album as we speak. So quit masturbating and listen!