A few weeks ago I told you about that killer new track that Oblivionized was streaming off of their new split with Plague Widow. Well, The Widow has followed suit and they are now streaming an a-mazing new track called “Paralytic Levitation” and you can hear it after the jump. Trust me, you want to do this. Continue reading »
Motherfucking Oblivionized, British spazzy-tech-grinders, are always on top of their shit. Last year they released a stellar EP on Grindcore Karaoke and then I told you they’d be releasing a few new splits this year. Well, the good fellows have unleashed a killer new track that you should all be streaming right fucking now! Continue reading »
One of the UK’s premiere grind acts Human Cull have just released a new track called “Another Social Hell” which is streaming over on their Bandcamp page (or more conveniently, below). It says on said page that this song is for an “upcoming split.” Could this be the split with Oblivionized that I mentioned recently? Coming in at only thirty-seven seconds, this track is fucking brutal. Check it out below and get stoked. More info to be added soon.
You guys know I am an Oblivionized fanboy by now, basically because they are killer dudes and their tunes are fucking destructive. I have loved all of their music they have released and now I learn that the band is planning to release three new splits!
No definite date has been given to any of these splits, but Zac (vocals) announced via an interview with Decibel Magazine that the band will be releasing splits with Plague Widow, Fuck The Facts and Human Cull. So these Brits are planning to release three splits with three bands from three different countries. This sounds like the fucking trifecta to me. Amirite? Check out Oblivionized‘s last EP which was released on Grindcore Karaoke in March below and get stoked. Check out the full dB interview here.
Last month Oblivionized and Human Cull went on a tour of the UK and Zac Broughton (vocals for Oblivionized) filmed not only the bands live performances but also a lot of wild, cooky and hilarious moments that occurred when the band was off of the stage. This video was sent to me yesterday by Zac and I fucking love it. My initial statement when hearing Edd Robinson’s (of Human Cull) talking voice for the first time: “Woah. With a voice like that, this dude needs to be in action movies!” Check out the Tour Documentary below and pick up Oblivonized‘s new promo on Grindcore Karaoke here and Human Cull‘s new release Split Second Extinction here. Grind on.
Remember when I posted about my homies Oblivionized the other day? Yeah, it was just two days ago that the dudes released a new track and now we have their new three-song promo available for free download! Remember that handy little label I mentioned the promo would be released on? Well, that label is none other than J. Randall’s Grindcore Karaoke netlabel!
So not only is there new Oblivionized tunes, but said tunes were released on Grindcore Karaoke. You know what that means, right? IT’S FREE! Check out a stream of Nullify The Cycle below and download that motherfucker!
My homies from across the pond Oblivionized have been hard at work on a new promo release called Nullify The Cycle. I mean, they have seriously been working their asses off on this promo and I think it’s paying off because they just released a new track titled “Cycle Of Deprivation” and it fucking rips. It’s fast and aggressive and it keeps Oblivionized signature technical deathgrind take on music. Check out the track below. Get fucking wrecked. Nullify The Cycle will be release for free soon. Not confirmed, but it may be released via a popular grind label. I guess we’ll see!
Ahh yes, today is the last day of 2011. So many great moments, in both the real world and in the music world, preferrably in the metal world. As far as albums are considered, I got all those bases covered. Before this year is through, I wanted to touch base on some of my favorite EPs of this year, and there were quite a few of them, so i’ll just throw some of the ones that stuck out to me (this is opinion, not fact) Continue reading »
I haven’t talked about Regurgitate Life nearly enough, but I hope I got my point across on my last post about Mr. Sammy Urwin. If you didn’t pay attention to the previous post, then I guess I’ll break it down for you. Sammy Urwin, who plays guitar in the awe-inspiring Oblivionized, a technical deathgrind band from the UK but he also has his own solo progressive death metal band called Regurgitate Life. Regurgitate Life is an amazing project and recently Sammy performed a new song live. This song will be coming off of Regurgitate Life’s forthcoming record. Check it out in the clip below.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.
Sammy Urwin is a phenomenal musician. Not only does he play guitar in the incredible band Oblivionized, he also fronts his own solo project called Regurgitate Life. Regurgitate Life is a killer progressive death metal entity hailing from the UK. This is some seriously gnarly tunes. Obvious Death influences are at play here. You can stream and download Regurgitate Life’s 2011 Promo for free on Bandcamp. I thought I would show you where Sammy draws some influences from with a few cover tracks he has posted on You Tube. The first one you will see is a cover of Death’s “Lack of Comprehension” and after the jump you can see his cover of Morbid Angel’s “Rapture.” Enjoy and support.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.
Surely you remember me worshipping my homie Zac Broughton’s (Oblivionized) solo project Iconic Destruction? Well if you don’t, to hell with you. Iconic Destruction is Zac’s black metal project that I am quite fond of for many reasons. One of which is that… Well, I love black metal. Zac has released three records and one split (with Teeth and Thorns) as Iconic Destruction through his Malignant Manifestations Productions and it’s all good.
Zac revealed to me last night that he was almost complete with ID’s new album, just a few finishing touches needed to be made. He told me this after he posted a new song on ID’s Bandcamp page. This new song is called “The Vicissitude Of Self” and I am not even kidding, I had to look the word “Vicissitude” up and what I found was this:
A change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
Well, that’s cool. The song is one big slap of ambiance and it’s oh so good. As I told Zac, this song is a fantastic teaser and just leaves me wanting more. Check out the song below and tell me what you think. Enjoy.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.
What you see above is the first of three studio updates coming from my British brothers Oblivionized. You may remember that I have worshiped these guys on more than one occasion and now I get a reason to again. Vocalist Zac Broughton recently got in touch with me and let me in on a pretty sweet piece of information concerning Oblivionized. The band is currently in the studio recording a two-song promo titled Nullify The Cycle. This new promo will feature songs titled “The Nullification of Philathropy and “Cycle of Deprivation.” As soon as Zac mentioned new material, I was instantly interested. This promo is being self-produced by the band (as their Abhorrent Evolution EP was) and is currently being recorded. The recording is being done in three sessions. The first (the video above) is drumming, the next session to come will be the guitars and bass and finally the vocals will be laid down. After the vocals are complete and production has finished, the band will release the promo for free download.
I will be hosting these videos updates as they come in. Guitar/bass tracking will be coming in next week, so be sure to stay tuned for that. If you need something to hold you over until Nullify The Cycle promo or if you still haven’t listened to Oblivionized, head over to their Bandcamp page and jam that shit out. Check out the promo artwork after the jump.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.
The UK’s very own misanthropic, technical deathgrind titans Oblivionized have been working on new material, as they vocalist Zac revealed in an interview with me not too long ago. Well, this new rehearsal footage that the band just posted is unbelievable. It sounds sooooo good. I cannot wait! The band released an EP recently (which was mastered by the Scott Hull) that you can purchase here or here. Get that EP. It is amazing. You can read my review of it here.
Can you tell me a little about Oblivionized? How did the band come together?
In 2008 Geoff and I recorded a three-track drum machine demo, we were not trying to emulate other bands, for us it was time to put our effort into something honest and challenge ourselves musically. None of my past efforts had ever amounted to anything, for me this is an attempt to accomplish something. People who make underground music don’t often last long through lack of financial reward or ambition. I intend to push this band and make an impact; I want to rise above the collective apathy the underground hides behind.
How would you describe Oblivionized’s sound?
I started calling it ‘misanthropic technical death grind;’ we have taken the speed and vocals of grindcore and committed to a vicious drumming style with complex riffs. We also added brutal death metal elements and try to throw in a lot of unusual parts. The structures don’t often repeat riffs, I want our songs to feel like a journey and to be interesting to listen to again and again; we are definitely not writing music for the average metal fan. [Continue Reading]
From the opening sample on “Born Into Decadence,” I already know this will be epic. Boy, was I correct. Right out, these dudes are throwing out superior technical riffing and some of the most punishing drumming I’ve ever heard. If I didn’t already know this was a human being, I would be very skeptical. The vocals are a vicious mix of high screams and lower growls. It all plays extremely well togerther and forms a melee of grinding madness. I can tell from this song alone that Oblivionized are a force to be reckoned with. This is how technical death grind is done. Take some fucking notes!
“Abhorrent Evolution” opens with insanely technical riffing and extraordinary drumming. I still cannot believe this drumming is by a human being. It’s so complex and spot-on that it seems that this could only be done by a machine. The riffing on this track is absolutely amazing and by that, of course, I mean it is face-melting. The vocals are sharp and terrifying and I love that. A nice solo comes in around 2:08. It’s kind of hard to concentrate on because of the insanity of the drumming, but it does have an amazing tone to it. The vocals towards the end of the track are fuzzy and haunting. Holy shit, I love this track. Killer. [Continue Reading]