How to Destroy Angels (Nine Inch Nails, etc) will officially release their new An Omen EP on November 13th through Columbia. For those who cannot wait until next week, the band is streaming the six song effort at this location. I personally enjoy this release more than their self titled effort. The musical motifs and structures are a lot more varied and abstract this time around. Judging by some of the sounds and textures on this thing, Trent Reznor was definitely influenced by he and Atticus Ross’s work on the phenomenal The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack. Anyways stream it now you assholes.

-Lane Oliver

Ex-ANIMALS AS LEADERS Drummer Announces New Electronic Project

Navene Koperweis, former Animals as Leaders drummer, is currently involved in a new experimental electronic project under the moniker Navene K. Navene will release a free digital EP entitled Human Design on November 13th under that pseudonym on the project’s official Bandcamp page. A little two minute teaser of what’s to come can be streamed below. It combines various electronic styles like IDM and dubstep into a complex, eccentric package. I don’t think it sounds that bad actually, despite the dubstep wobbles. Anyways, check out the teaser below if you so wish.

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Shannon Lucas, drummer for The Black Dahlia Murder, recently went to the web to officially announce his departure from The Black Dahlia Murder. In his video statement (below) Shannon reveals he will be stepping back from his drumming duties to pursue other interests. These interests include: his project with George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher from Cannibal Corpse and Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz, a new project and to open a tattoo shop with his wife outside Richland, Virginia. Ex-Abigail Williams drummer Alan Cassidy will be filling in for the time being.  Check out the official statement below.

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EAST OF THE WALL Post More Pre-Production Footage

As you all know by now, East of the Wall is currently in the studio tracking their follow up to The Apologist. Following the recent drum tracking video, the band has posted another short pre-production clip. This new thirty-two second snippet shows guitarist Matt Lupo laying down some pretty groovy riffs. You can check that out below if you so desire and be on the look out for more East of the Wall news.

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Becoming… Again: ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Are Over The Whole “Break-Up” Thing

Back in July I posted about the impending break-up of symphonic deathcore-turned-descent-black-metal band Abigail Williams and now it has been announced that not only is the band NOT breaking up, they will be releasing a new album in 2013. The band will also be embarking on a (possible) post-break-up tour. So, yeah. If you were bummed that the band called it quits, rejoice! If you were happy the band was over, sulk and whine. Either way, talk it over in the comments. Continue reading

Free To Fuck You Up: Download RELAPSE RECORDS 2012 Free Sampler Now

Who doesn’t love free samplers from labels? I mean, come on. This shit shows what said label has to offer in terms of current acts and future releases. The latest free sampler comes from the great Relapse Records. Who can you expect to hear on this blistering freebie? Blockheads, Ironhorse, Baroness, Primate and Pig Destroyer among others! And also, because Relapse is a very forward thinking heavy label, not only have they released the sampler for free download, you can stream the entire thing on Bandcamp (in the widget below). Check it out and get ta’ downloadin’. Continue reading

Rise Up, Monarchs: EVERYTHING WENT BLACK Perform New Song Live

In the first quarter of the year I posted a lot about up-and-coming metallic hardcore act Everything Went Black who signed to Prosthetic Records late last year and released their debut LP via the label this past January. The band is extremely destructive and I have not forgotten about them, even this late in the year. The band recently released  a video of them performing a new track called “Monarchs.” Other than that, no information is known as to what this track will be a part of. Check out the video after the jump and mosh in your seat. Continue reading

Swerve Nature: Stream DEFTONES New Album “Koi No Yokan” Now!

I have been impatiently awaiting the release of Deftones new album Koi No Yokan. I mean, I have been anticipating this thing like the motherfucking rapture, you know? With the pure beauty and heaviness that came with Diamond Eyes, I knew the ‘Tones would not let me down. I have been a huge fan of this band for years and years and years, so I know that the band has released numerous albums with their own special flare. Diamond Eyes was something new and interesting and it fucking destroyed. Continue reading