Review: DEAD IN THE MANGER – “Cessation”

Dead In The Manger made an interesting entrance last year with the release of their debut, six-track EP, Transience. The band, who remain shrouded in anonymity, combined blistering black metal instrumentation with the ferocity and hyper-speed rhythms of grindcore. The six-movement record was immediate and dismal, as one would expect from a grind/black metal hybrid. To follow up that release, Dead In The Manger have crafted another six-track album that will, once again, drag you into the deepest depths of a blackened abyss.

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DEAD IN THE MANGER Streaming New Album “Cessation”

Dead-In-The-MangerBlackened grindcore heathens Dead In The Manger will unleash their immensely vicious Cessation next Tuesday and if you cannot wait to get some of that sickeningly unholy grind, you can now stream the album in full! The good folks at Steel for Brains has unleashed all of Cessation. This album is soooo incredible. You’ve got to hear it. Check it out after the jump, thanks to SfB.     Continue reading

DEPHOSPHORUS & HAAPOJA Streaming New Track From Split Release

dephosoporusI fell in love with Dephosphorus a while back and have yet to let this band go. I absolutely love all of their music and their drive and integrity make them infinitely interesting. Haapoja are a band that I am not really familiar with, but plan to become that way. Dephosphorus‘s style is a crushing crusty black metal while Haapoja are more straight forward blackened madness. The bands will unleash a split LP and you can hear a track from each below. OH MY GOD.     Continue reading

IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT Announce New Album “Abyssal Gods”, Stream New Track

Experimental black metal outfit Imperial Triumphant have announced the release of a new full length and their follow up to 2013’s Goliath EP. Titled Abyssal Gods, the new record was recorded at Amy Mills Studios (Epistasis, etc) in Pennsylvania and was mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, etc) at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in New York. It will be released on March 10 via Aural Music/Code666. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.

Decibel have premiered the first scathing, disfigured single from the record, “Dead Heaven”. Imperial Triumphant founder/main composer Ilya Ezrin had the following comments on the track:

“Although we are proud to be born in such a renown place, Abyssal Gods as a whole addresses New York City as a cancer of the world and the absolute fist of the universe. ‘Dead Heaven’ is the psalm of the end of the world. It deals with the universal deconstruction and celestial collapse. The lyrics were actually inspired by the observatory space lecture scene in Rebel Without A Cause.”

Stream the track here.

The band will also be heading on a short tour in support of the record in May with Thantifaxath. Those dates can be found below.

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VOICES Streaming New Album “London”

UK’s Voices (Akercocke, My Dying Bride) have premiered their forthcoming full length, London, over at CVLT Nation. The 14-track dismal behemoth combines elements of death metal, progressive metal, black metal, dark folk and ambient into one heavy and interesting listen. The album will officially be released on January 27 via Candlelight Records and pre-orders can be placed here. In the meantime, stream the album right now.

KEEP OF KALESSIN To Release New Album “Epistemology” Next Month

Two-time Norwegian Grammy nominees, Keep of Kalessin, have announced the release of their sixth full length album. The new record, which follows their critically-lauded 2010 album Reptilian, will bear the title Epistemology and will be released on February 24 via Indie Recordings. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.

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DEAD IN THE MANGER Debut “II” Video

The mysterious black metal/grind hybrid Dead in the Manger have premiered a new video for their track “II” from their impending full length, Cessation, over at Decibel. The seizure-inducing video was put together by Handshake Inc.’s David Hall, who had the following to say about the clip:

“This is probably the first time I’ve made a video for a band without talking to any of the members,….I sort of just got an email one day from the label that asked if I’d be interested in making a video for a black/grind metal band. I listened to the track and really dug what I heard so I agreed. The only real info and guidance I was given was the name of the song, ‘II’, the album title, and the album’s artwork. From listening to the track and taking the cover artwork as inspiration, I decided to try and create a depressing and degraded, impressionistic, moving version of the cover, and use some found footage, stuff that I shot, and mix it together to make a scratchy, black-toned void that hopefully assaults the eyes as nicely as the music assaults the ears. After a few botched attempts, I arrived at the version you see now.”

Feel free to check out the clip after the break.

Cessation will be released on February 3 through 20 Buck Spin. Pre-orders can be purchased here and here.

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MARDUK Release “Frontschein” Music Video

mardukBlack metallers Marduk recently released their new album Frontschwein on Century Media Records and the band has quickly followed it up with a music video for the albums title track. The video for “Frontschwein” features war, bombs and the band, all mixed together with a greenscreen. It’s not the greatest video I’ve ever seen, but I’m really digging this song. Check it out below.      Continue reading

LEVIATHAN Streaming New Track “All Tongues Toward”

Leviathan-Scar-Sighted-620x614I’m not sure how I have missed the fact that a new Leviathan album is upon us all. Standing as my favorite black metal band, this is the kind of thing that you would think I would have heard about before today. Well, to my surprise, Leviathan ARE indeed preparing to release a new album and are currently streaming a phenomenally heavy new track. The track is titled “All Tongues Toward” and it is most definitely a spectacle. Check out the track after the jump. You all know that you need some Leviathan to darken up your day.      Continue reading

CONVERGE, TRAP THEM, HARM’S WAY & YOUNG AND IN THE WAY Announce European Tour

Deathwish-IncDeathwish, Inc. will take it’s DW Fest to Europe next year and the line-up in unbelievable. Converge, Trap Them, Harm’s Way and Young And In The Way will all tour the European market and I hate you all for it. I mean, holy shit. That is a hell of a tour package and I would kill to check out. I love all of those bands and it angers me that I can’t see them. For any of your Euro readers however, check out the dates after the jump.      Continue reading

SATURNIAN MIST Release Music Video For “The True Law”

saturnian mist - the true lawFinland has hordes of black metal bands and one of my favorites is Saturnian Mist. This band has put out numerous amazing records, the latest of which will see release soon. The new album is titled Chaos Magick and the band has released a music video for their song “The True Law” off of the album. The video includes a lot of flashing imagery and it is in black and white (I adore black and white videos). I do not recommend this video for any epileptic readers. Check out “The True Law” below.     Continue reading

MELECHESH Release Lyric Video For “Multiple Truths”

melecheshenkicover_638Israeli blackened whatever act Melechesh will release their new album Enki next year and the band has burst forward with a lyric video for their new track “Multiple Truths.” I haven’t listened to Melechesh in a while, but this is pretty incredible. I really dig this song and I can’t wait to hear the remainder of the album. You can check out “Multiple Truths” below. CRUSH.     Continue reading