VOID OF SLEEP Announce New Album “New World Order”


Italian occult metal quartet Void of Sleep have announced the release of their sophomore full-length record and follow-up to 2013’s Tales Between Reality And Madness. The new album will be titled New World Order and will be released through Aural Music on October 16 in Europe and on November 13 in North America. The record will be available digitally worldwide on October 18 with vinyl editions to follow in 2016. New World Order was recorded by bassist Riccardo Pasini (Ephel Duath, The Secret) at Studio73 in Ravenna, Italy and mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room in Chicago, Illinois. The band issued the following comments regarding the upcoming effort:

“New World Order represents to us a new culmination of our sound,…Now more than ever you can call it visionary, sludgy and progressive. It’s an occult, esoteric and wicked metaphor to the modern society as we consider it: with no positive expectations of the future of this world. This album embraces the concept of evil in its purest form. Since the beginning, man has been doomed to consume and enslave and destroy his own kind in an absurd discord to the final extinction.”

The album’s artwork, track listing and trailer can be found after the break.

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May God Damn All Of Us: THE SECRET Release New Music Video

The Secret, Italy’s ferocious dark hardcore act, released one of the most amazing, brutal albums of 2012 in the form of Agnus Dei. We have posted about the band’s unofficial and official music videos and I am here to let you know that this fantastic band has released another new music video for your viewing pleasure. This time around the band has released a live music video for their track “May God Damn All Of Us.” If you loved Agnus Dei as you should have, click on over after the jump and enjoy the new music video.       Continue reading

THE SECRET Release New Video For “Seven Billion Graves”

Italy’s premiere blackened hardcore band, The Secret, have partnered with Scion A/V to bring you a new music video for their song “Seven Billion Graves” from their most recent effort, Agnus Dei. The grainy, black and white video shows frame after frame of bleak landscapes and the ruins of civilizations of the past. The video is just as dark and depressing as the band’s music so it’s safe to say it’s a perfect fit. You can view the video at Invisible Oranges or feel free to check it out below.

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This Unoffical THE SECRET Music Video Is Pretty Killer

The SecretWhile sifting through the comments just now, I came across one from user Gertra that was simply a video. What was this video? It was what seemed to be a music video for The Secret‘s track “Daily Lies” which comes off their blistering 2012 release Agnus Dei. I watched the video and I was completely blown away.     Continue reading

God Damn Us All: THE SECRET Streaming New Album “Agnus Dei”

Italy’s most destructive force The Secret are currently streaming their fierce new album Agnus Dei over on CVLT Nation and I gotta say, this is an album that NEEDS to be heard. I’ve been listening to this album for a few weeks now and I will tell you that it is one of the best releases of the year. It’s a filthy work of art and you should all stop what you’re doing and listen to this beast. The album was released last week via Southern Lord Records. Check out a track below and stream the whole thing here. Enjoy. Continue reading

OCTOBER STAFF PICKS: Gnarly’s Three Albums To Ermergerd To

Whaddup, Aftermathletes? It’s been a while. Sure, I’ve been away for a little over a month, but best believe I have not given up music all together. No. Make that “hell no.” I have been rocking a lot of shit lately and I’m here to let you know whats up. This month I have been jamming some killer tunes. Let’s see what’s rocking, shall we? Continue reading

Review: THE SECRET-“Agnus Dei”

By Lane Oliver

2010’s breakout album, Solve et Coagula, opened many doors for Italy’s own crusty demolishers The Secret. That record went on to accumulate massive amounts of praise from music critics and fans alike. Now the sonically punishing quartet has announced the release of their blasphemous new record Agnus Dei; a record that is as huge as the Lamb of God himself.

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THE SECRET Announce New Album ‘Agnus Dei’

Everyone’s favorite crusty, spiteful Italian hardcore act, The Secret, have announced the release of their new record Agnus Dei (Latin for Lamb of God). The Kurt Ballou produced monstrosity will hit the shelves on October 23rd via Southern Lord. For those dying to get a taste of the aural nihilism, you can stream the murky black metal inspired title track below (courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan).

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THE SECRET Are Replacing TRAP THEM On European Tour

Wow. Is it just a day to talk about tours I will not be attending? Oh well. A while back, we talked about this tour with Toxic Holocaust, Trap Them, Kvelertak and Wolves Like Us. Well, now it appears that The Secret will be taking Trap Them’s place due to some unforeseen health issues. This is a bummer I think. I mean, either way this tour is going to kill. I would be biased either way because I love both of those bands equally. You can still check out the dates here. All the best goes to the members of Trap Them. I hope all is well.

~R. Gnarly//Grave Det Eller Dø.

Who Wants A Sample Of New THE SECRET Material?

When I interviewed Mike from The Secret not too long ago, he told us that the band was already working on new songs and was planning to record some when they came back from their tour with Tombs. Well, they kept their word and have recently uploaded a very short clip of a new track on their Tumblr and I can honestly say, even with the clip being so short, I am already excited for some new material from these guys. Their last record, Solve Et Coagula, is still in constant rotation in my house and just the thought of a new record gives me tingles. So if you want to hear about 24 seconds of new The Secret music, head over to their Tumblr and jam that shit. Get stoked! Follow The Secret on Twitter.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.


Okay, it is not very often that I fall for a band based on two songs, but I gotta give it to Grime.These dudes fucking rip. I actually found this band by seeing who follows me on Twitter, I clicked on their MySpace link and the hate-filled sludge washed over my speakers. Holy shit. This band reminds me a lot of Dopethrone in the way they produce cold, evil sludge with black metal-styled vocals. It’s pretty amazing.

I contacted a member of the band so that I could learn a bit more about them and it turns out the band hails from Italy and features an ex-member of The Secret as well as member of Pianoearthquake. I don’t know much about Pianoearthquake other than what I have listened to on their MySpace page. It’s not bad, it’s actually kind of enjoyable. Well, these elements work well into the grand scheme of Grime. The band is currently working on their album, but you can hear a few tracks on their MySpace page. Yeah, I know. MySpace sucks, but seriously, check these dudes out.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

Afternoon Jams: CONVERGE-Iversary

This was supposed to go up at 9AM, but it didn’t for some reason. So here it is.

A year ago I was turned down by a major metal publication. My aspiration was to be a freelance writer for Decibel magazine but, at that time, freelancers were not needed. I also realized that I didn’t have a lot of experience in writing about metal. Well, I took the rejection quite well. The very next day, I started a blog and I was determined to report on extreme music and interview my favorite bands. It wasn’t easy at first. I was shy and I wasn’t good at posting news.

I started right away, signing up for news letters from numerous record labels and bugging the shit out of them to let me talk to their bands. I started interviewing underground, unsigned bands until I actually got a hit back from a big time label. My first interview was with one of my idols, Jacob Bannon of Converge. Of course, I didn’t know how to interview people so my questions were total shit. For a while, I would get a few interviews here and there, slowly working my way down my list of bands I loved.

Since the beginning of September last year, I have interviewed the aforementioned Jacob Bannon of Converge as well as Ol Drake (Evile), TJ Cowgill (Book of Black Earth), Ryan McKenney (Trap Them), Rob Kersey (Psychostick), Troy Medlin (Sourvein), Paul Mazurkewics (Cannibal Corpse), Michael Bertoldini (The Secret), Stavros (The Atlas Moth), Topon Das (Fuck The Facts) and many, many more.

I has planned to do something special for this anniversary, but things didn’t exactly work out as planned, but this morning’s jam is dedicated to my first actual interview, Jacob Bannon. Converge, motherfuckers. Converge. Enjoy the tunes after the jump.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

Morning Jams: THE SECRET

Good morning to all. I am currently at my shit job doing shit work that I hate, but I will be getting through the day by listening to The Secret and I think you all should also. I used to actually go into detail with these things, but nowadays I just don’t feel like it. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Stop reading, start listening. All day, erryday. Enjoy.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

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