One of the raddest records of the year is coming from the amazingly heavy death doom outfit Outer Heaven. This band is cranking out some slow and steady NWOOSDM and it’s fucking phenomenal. Think Hooded Menace and Serpentine Path mated, had a baby and then that child was raised by My Dying Bride back in the day. I mean, it’s that good. Check out a new track off of the bands impending Diabolus Vobiscum EP below. Continue reading
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.
Metal Blade Records is set to release the debut album from Seattle’s Theories. The album is titled Regression and, while it was sure to be amazing regardless, the band is currently streaming a new track titled “Cycle Of Decay.” The track is a brutal deathgrind beatdown and it’s pretty amazing. Check out a stream of the track below. Continue reading
I have been praising Lord Dying and their new album Poisoned Altars for a while now and I have gotta say that it is one of the best albums that will be released this year. If you have been aching to listen to this slow-churned, brutalizing beatdown, then the time is now. Lord Dying is currently streaming Poisoned Altars right now and you can listen to it. You better fucking listen. It’s so fucking good. Enjoy. Continue reading
I have been loving this new Lord Dying album and if you think you’ve heard the best of it, you ain’t heard nothing yet. The band is most definitely saving the best for last, but if you want to hear some more of the crushing trios new record, get a dose of “Offering Pain (And An Open Minded Center)” after the jump. Trust me. This will destroy you. Continue reading
Polish death metal act Deivos have unleashed a new track from their forthcoming full length, Theodicy, which is due out on February 15 via Selfmadegod. The new track is the polished, groove-heavy kick in the teeth, “Ochlocracy”. The track opens up with some booming industrial electronics before propelling the listener into an abyss full of down-tuned, technical maliciousness. It’s like being flattened by a steamroller again, and again and again. The track can be streamed after the break.
Blackened death metal outfit Sarpanitum have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full length, Blessed Be My Brothers, over at Decibel. The new track, “Glorification Upon The Powdered Bones Of The Sundered Dead”, explodes with serpentine death metal riffing, atmospheric melodies and a nasty-little drum machine full of endless blast beats. Guitarist/bassist Tom Hyde had the following comments on the new tune:
“‘Glorification…’ is an epitome of SARPANITUM which is fast, ancient, atmospheric, brutal death metal with a blackened edge. Expect to be bombarded by blastbeats, pulverized by kick drums, ripped apart by relentless guitars, ascending to divinity by glorious choirs, tremble in the presence of enormous immortal vocals and provoked by imperial, majestic leads and harmonies.” Adds vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Tom Innocenti of the tune’s concept, “The song is about an unspecified individual who awakes in the aftermath of battle. Musically and lyrically it reflects the emotional impact of surviving and the crippling guilt that resides in most of those who would escape death.”
Stream the track at this location.
Blessed Be My Brothers will be released on February 17 through Willowtip Records. Pre-orders can be placed here.
I know we have all been anxiously awaiting the new record from Tasmanian tech death outfit Psycroptic, and it looks like the time is drawing near. The band has unleashed a new track titled “The World Discarded” via the below lyric video. It’s an unbelievable song and I think it crushes. Check out the video below and prepare the ground, Psycroptic is coming. Continue reading
French titans of tech death have returned! It has been announced that Gorod will release their highly anticipated new record later this year and we now get our first taste of new material. The song was introduced to the world as a guitar playthrough video, so the mix isn’t what it will be on the actual track, but it is fucking radical nonetheless. Check out the video for Gorod‘s new track “Celestial Nature” below! EXCITE! Continue reading
Artificial Brain have yet to do anything normally, so I was not surprised t olearn that the band had released a new, odd music video for their song “Absorbing Black Ignition” (Lane talked about the song here). The video was done in 3D animation and it’s really off the wall. I mean, I understand a lot of shit and I’m still pretty wowed. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and Mortals have announced a pretty extensive European tour that will kick off in early April. That is one hell of a tour package and I hate all of you in Europe for being able to see this instead of me. Hate. You can check out the dates after the jump. Also, fuck you. Continue reading
MetalSucks often ends up promoting some killer tour packages and their most recent is no different. The site has announced a US tour featuring The Contortionist, Revocation, Fallujah and Toothgrinder. That is one hell of a fucking tour if I do say so myself. This is the stuff of dreams and if you are anywhere in the vicinity of any of these shows and you do not go, I am disappointed in you, sir. The tour kicks off in February, so check out the dates below. Continue reading
Exhumed have announced the re-release of their 1998 debut full length, Gore Metal. But rather than being a simple remastering, the band have re-recorded the entire record. The resulting Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998-2015 will be released through Relapse on February 6 (Germany/Benelux), Feburary 9 (UK/World) and February 10 (North America). On the “new” record, vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey states:
“I’m super pumped that we got the chance to re-record Gore Metal. I don’t think any of us were happy with how it turned out the first time around, so getting another shot at it meant a lot to me personally. I was also really excited to have our old friend Ross Sewage reprise his vocals on the new version, ensuring that it still sounds like that era of EXHUMED, though things are a lot more audible this time around!”
The album artwork, track listing and a stream of “Open the Abscess” can found after the break.
Pre-orders for the album can be found here.
The band’s current touring schedule with Aborted, Origin and Miasmal as well as their upcoming trek with Napalm Death, Voivod, Iron Reagan and Black Crown Initiate can be found below as well.
Slow-and-devastating metal act Lord Dying will be releasing their new record Poisoned Altars next month and the band is streaming a rad new track titled “An Open Sore.” This track alone is enough to entice anyone to want to jam the fuck out. It’s heavy and groove-laden riffs are absolutely mind-blowing. Oh, did I mention the track features guest vocals from Red Fang‘s Aaron Beam? FUCK YES!
Tazmanian tech death act Psycroptic released their rad new single “Echoes to Come” a few weeks ago and now the band has followed up with a pretty cool music video. The video for the track is black and white and involves quite a bit of slow-mo. I love this band and I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album and see further videos. Check out “Echoes To Come” after the jump. Continue reading