PALLBEARER Announce North American Tour

After recently completing a North American run with Deafheaven and Wreck and Reference, and with a European trek supporting Yob on the horizon, Pallbearer have announced another string of North American tour dates that will commence in October. Support on most dates of the tour will come from the likes of Tombs and Vattnet Viskar. You can check out all of the upcoming tour dates after the break.

Pallbearer’s Foundations of Burden will be released on August 19th via Profound Lore.

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announce Tour With TERA MELOS And VATTNET VISKAR

In addition to their forthcoming North American tour with Trash Talk, Retox and Shining, The Dillinger Escape Plan have announced the second leg of the tour. These new handful of dates will feature support from poppy math rockers Tera Melos and black metal outfit Vattnet Viskar. You can check out all current tour dates after the break.

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Best Of 2013: Gnarly’s Favorite Albums Of The Year

2013bestThis has been an amazing year for music. Not just metal, but a great year for all styles and genres. I have enjoyed so many different styles of music this year as well as many, many artists within each style and it was a real pain for me to make this list. I keep this list simply to full-length albums (or LPs, kids). I used to keep it strictly metal when it came to this list and I would weed out rock for its own list, but this year I included non-metal stuff on my list as well. Not a lot of non-metal, but some nonetheless.       Continue reading

Breath Of The Almighty: VATTNET VISKAR Release New Music Video

Mis amigos de black metal Vattnet Viskar have released their first music video for their song “Breath Of The Almighty” which comes off of their debut full-length Sky Swallower, out now on Century Media Records. This is a very interesting video, as it’s dark and very abstract. It’s weird, but I enjoyed it. Check it out below and be sure to pick up Sky Swallower right now! Vattnet Viskar will also be hitting the road with Intronaut for a short run. You can see those dates after the jump as well.     Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: VATTNET VISKAR’s Chris Alfieri

Vattnet Viskar’s guitarist Chris Alfieri is a very good friend of mine and he has done work with us in the past with year-end list, stellar mixtapes and even telling us why he no longer listens to The Black Album. He is an awesome dude and his band is one of the sickest, most bestest bands ever and I recently sat down to have a few words with Mr. Alfieri, my black metal brotha from anotha motha. Check out the interview after the jump.      Continue reading

Best Of 2012: Gnarly’s Favorite EPs & 7″ Of 2012

2012year2012 was an amazing year for me. I’ve already put out two of my Best Of lists and I have two more to go. 2012 was great year for breakout EPs and 7″ releases. A lot of killer bands put out spectacular EPs this year and so I decided to put together a list of those also. Here goes.     Continue reading

The Road Thus Far: Ross Gnarly’s Six Favorite Albums Of 2012 So Far

Well, it is getting dangerously close to the middle of the year and you know what that means. Asshole bloggers like me start talking about their favorite albums this year so far. Well, I’m not any different from any other asshole, so here is my current favorite albums of the year so far. These are not in any particular order. These are just unbelievable albums that I have learned about and jammed out to these past six months. [Continue...]

Exclusive Premiere: HETFIELD & HETFIELD’s “Mega Shark”

My homeboys in Hetfield & Hetfield have been working on some new material and they recently hooked me up with an exclusive premiere of a new track titled “Mega Shark.” This track is amazing, it’s a big step up from their album Tidal Wave Dreams, which I loved. I can’t wait to hear some more new material. Until then however, you can enjoy “Mega Shark” below. Get into it.

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Show No Weakness: VATTNET VISKAR Streaming New Track, Reveal EP Details

Prepare to have your shit fucked up. Vattnet Viskar are on the rise and they have no plans to quit. Bring on the filth.

I have a major bromance with Chris Alfieri, guitarist for New Hampshire’s own Vattnet Viskar. Over a short period of time he and I have become homies and because of the mutual love of music and the fact that I was into his band before I met him, I like to keep the promotion going, ya know? Well, the Vattnet camp is preparing to release a new EP through the New York-based label Broken Limbs Recordings and the good people at CVLT Nation are currently streaming the first single off of the EP titled “Weakness.”

This track is Earth-shuddering. Simply put, it’s unbelievable. Crushing blackened madness from one of the greatest up-and-coming acts out there. I’d also like to share some more details about the forthcoming EP. The record consists of three tracks (“Weakness”, “Intent Oblivion”, “Barren earth”), two of which I have now heard and let me just say that this EP will be a force to reckon with. I highly recommend you head over to CVLT Nation and stream this blackened piece of New England filth. Keep an eye out for Vattnet Viskar‘s new EP and a forthcoming split with the great Black Monolith. Both are jizz-worthy.