Milwaukee, WI hardcore unit Expire have announced dates for a short Spring tour alongside Homewrecker and Cross Me. Check the full details below. Continue reading
Israeli blackened death metal band Melechesh are going to make a splash with their new album Enki. The album is due out in Early March and it is a fucking beast. If you haven’t heard any of the tracks that Melechesh have released, you can now stream the album in full! Trust me, this is some shit you want to hear. Check it out below. Continue reading
Arizonian death metal quartet Lago have announced a handful of West Coast tour dates in support of their debut LP of last year, Tyranny. The outfit will be bringing their gruesome stylings to nine cities starting on April 24. The tour dates as they currently stand can be found below.
Tyranny will be released on vinyl on March 16 and will be limited to 100 red copies and 200 standard black copies. Pre-orders can be obtained here.
Technical death metal horde Abiotic will be unleashing their new album Casulstry in April and the band is already building up intensity. Abiotic has unloaded a new track titled “Cast Into The Depths” and as if that wasn’t enough, the track features guest vocals by Dying Fetus frontman John Gallagher. Fuck. That’s a devastating track. Check it out, along with the album details, below. Continue reading
Gruesome, a new supergroup featuring Matt Harvey of Exhumed and Gus Rios (formerly of Malevolent Creation) will be unleashing their monstrous debut via Relapse Records in April and they have given us all a little teaser to mull over. After hearing these two minutes, I am beyond stoked to check out what this band has to offer. This is straight up OSDM and it’s damn fine. Check out the teaser below. Continue reading
Okay, I admit that it has been a long while since I’ve listened to Keep Of Kalessin. It was probably around the release of Reptilian that I stopped listening to them, but I don’t remember the band utilizing the technique of “clean vocals” back then. Well, apparently in my Kalessinless times, the band has changed up their vocal stylings on certain tracks (although the harsh vocals seem kinda whack to me also). I just don’t feel like they fit alongside the music. Maybe it’s just me. Judge for yourself and stream Keep Of Kalessin‘s Epistemology below. Continue reading
In addition to previously announced March tour dates marking their journey to Texas’s annual SXSW festival and plans for a Japan tour with Weekend Nachos, audio terrorists Full of Hell have announced dates for a Spring tour with fellow Portland, OR brutalizers The Body, the conclusion of which will see a collaborative record between the two entities. The Oceancity, MA crew are also preparing a record for release on John Hoffman’s (Weekend Nachos, SPINE) DIY label Bad Teeth Recordings. Peep the full tour details for Full of Hell below. Continue reading
Toronto, ON’s Six of Swords are set to release their debut EP, Polar Vortex, on February 23 through Sorrow Carrier Records. It’s an exceptionally solid release, anchored with brutality, harsh intensity and bleak atmosphere, showcasing the band’s take on modern death metal, which fuses their classic influences with elements of doom, sludge and hardcore. Guitarist Steve Parkhill and vocalist Josh Gordon recently caught up with American Aftermath to discuss the EP and how Six of Swords have evolved over the past few years, as well as the impact of having straightedge members in the band, and more. Continue reading
Dutch death metal out Apophys (God Dethroned, Prostitute Disfigurement) have announced the release of their debut full length record. Titled Prime Incursion, the album will feature nine Sci-fi themed tracks mixed by vocalist Kevin Quilligan and mastered by Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, etc) and is sure to delight fans of Pyrexia, Immolation and the like. Quilligan issued the following comments:
“The thought of our planet floating through a galactic minefield makes me think about how frail our existence really is. And where some might consider this to be a negative and demotivating thought, I used this realisation to create something truly apocalyptic; a full, self-sufficient death metal machine in which I as a person am frail, but as part of this more powerful than ever. This is APOPHYS. We are coming.”
The album’s artwork, track listing and a stream of the track “Requiem for the Absurd” can be found after the break.
Prime Incursion will be released on April 7 via Metal Blade. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Exhumed‘s completely re-recorded debut album, Gore Metal, can now be streamed in its entirety over at Vice. Gore Metal: A Nectrospective 1998-2015 will officially be released on February 10 via Relapse Records and pre-orders can still be purchased at this location. But who wants to wait? Feel free to stream the classic blood-splattered album (with its new face lift) after the break.
Exhumed is currently on the road supporting Napalm Death and Voivod. The remaining tour dates can be found after the break.
UK black/death metal outfit Sarpanitum have premiered a new track from their upcoming album, Blessed Be My Brothers, over at Stereogum. Titled “By Virtuous Reclamation”, the track is full of gravity-defying death metal acrobatics, glowing atmospherics and hyperspeed drumming that is difficult for the mind to grasp. Guitarist/bassist Tom Hyde issued the following comments on the track:
“The song takes place during the Council of Clermont, specifically the speech given by Pope Urban II with the aim of manipulating Christian Europe into taking arms against Islam in the East and effectively starting what we now know to be the First Crusade. It is a grim reminder of how, throughout history, the elites exploit spirituality in order to make false claims and turn religions and races against each other in war. Musically it is filled with chaotic melody, brutally intense drumming and vibrantly ancient atmospheres.”
Head over to Stereogum to stream the track now.
Blessed Be My Brothers will be released on February 17 via Willowtip Records. Pre-orders can be placed here.
I didn’t even know that Heaving Earth were releasing a new album this year. Well, it turns out they are aaaaaand it is currently streaming before it’s release this Friday. The band’s Denouncing The Holy Throne is a fantastic record packed to the gills with crushing, unholy death metal. The band is seriously heavy and I dig the new record. Check it out below. Continue reading
photo by Christian Martin Weiss
Alkaloid, the new death metal behemoth spawned from the minds of ex-Necrophagist and Obscura members, have premiered a new track over at Metal Sucks. The sprawling, complex track is entitled “Cthulhu” and will appear on the group’s crowdfunded debut The Malkuth Grimoire, which will be self-released by the band this March. Stream the track for yourself here and stream the previously released track, “Carbon Phrases”, after the break.
Morean (Dark Fortress, Noneuclid) – Vocals, Guitars
Christian Muenzner (Spawn of Possession, Ex-Obscura, Ex-Necrophagist) - Guitars
Danny Tunker (Aborted, Ex-God Dethroned) - Guitars
Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Noneuclid) - Bass
Hannes Grossmann (Blotted Science, Ex-Obscura, Ex-Necrophagist) - Drums