06:42 - psykometal So, like a Body Count thing? :P
06:33 - Apothecary DID U GET A LEAK, BOI? SHARE DAT SHIT 2 INBOX PLZ
04:57 - 3rdWorld Dayum, Death Grips begin their latest record with a thrash hip hop track. Sounds really awful in words but they really do make it work.
04:54 - 3rdWorld I really thought it could be from the 80's but damn thats a '12 record. Nice artist but that doesn't count out Kendrick for me.
04:45 - Apothecary Which makes sense in part, as he is from Zimbabwe by birth (hence Mugabe on that album cover)
04:45 - Apothecary Ehhh... different strokes, but I'd take Billy Woods over Kendrick any day. He is does some of the BEST sociopolitical hip hop out there imo. Profound comments on the effects of imperialism and colonialism
04:42 - 3rdWorld Good alternative hip hop track. Sounds exactly like a precursor to something that Kendrick is doing. :)
Technical Death metallers Decrepit Birth have, in conjunction with NoiseCreep.com, uploaded their newest music video for the track "The Resonance" online. The clip can be viewed at this location. The video was directed by former VJ/producer for MTV Norway's Headbangers Ball Ann Christin "Anki" Rihm.
The song comes from the band's latest album Polarity, out now on Nuclear Blast Records. More album details can be retrieved here.
We are the almighty drunkards, Bro Jovi, from the US. Bro Jovi is a rabid alcohol fueled beast, and is comprised of ex- and current members of Abigail Williams (Candlelight Records), Aborted (Century Media Records), and System Divide (Metal Blade Records).
Our debut album, Songs to Crush Beers to Vol. I : Slippery When Blacked, was recorded in late Fall of 2009 and is hot and ready for mass international consumption! The album was tracked and mixed at Conquistador Studios (Cleveland, OH) by producer/engineer Cole Martinez (System Divide, Aborted, Abigail Williams) while all artwork/layout duties were handled by Avernus Studios, otherwise known as the infamous, Sven De Caluwe (Aborted, System Divide).
Trail Of Tears guitarist Pål Olsen has parted ways with the band after three years of service. The band issued the following statement:
"Our guitarist, party-hat chief and beer drinker extraordinaire, Paul, has informed the rest of us that he is leaving the band. His decision is based on lack of time and a general wish to concentrate on the band that he co-founded, Guardians Of Time. We think it sucks to lose a talented guitarist as well as a genuinely great guy but this decision is probably for the best both for Paul, as well as for the band and we absolutely respect it and wish Paul much luck and happiness in the times to come. Trail of Tears will not bring a new member into the family as we are very much content with how the situation is at the moment and so the band will continue as a 5-piece.
Metal Blade Records has teamed up with MetalSucks.net to give you a chance to check out Dementia/Dyslexia in its entirety before it's even released. Dementia/Dyslexia is the debut full-length album of experimental death metal act Fleshwrought. Make sure to surf to MetalSucks.net to check out Dementia/Dyslexia - it's pretty sick stuff.
Fleshwrought is the new band of death/grind drummer Navene Kopperweis (known from Animosity and Animals As Leaders) who teamed up with Job For A Cowboy vocalist Jonny Davy.
Dementia/Dyslexia was finished by June 2009 and was recorded at Navene's studio, Death Midi Soundlab, in San Francisco. Navene played all of the instruments, did all the tracking, mixing, and editing, with mastering handled by Dustin Miller at Audio Aggregate Recordings in Des Moines Iowa.
Unearthly Trance have posted a brand new track, called "The Horsemen Arrive In The Night" online. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album V, the follow-up album to 2008's Electrocution. The album will be released on September 28th digitally, on CD and expanded 2xLP gatefold.
V was recorded in New York City, NY at SIR studios with engineering help from Sanford Parker and Rich Tapper. The record was mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room and mixed by the band's own Jay Newman. Photos from the studio during the recording session can be viewed here.
Swedish folk metallers Yggdrasil have issued the following update:
"Yggdrasil has been keeping quiet for some time now... but we are finally ready to share some news with you all!
The writing of the new and third Yggdrasil album is complete and the recording will commence in September. Expect nothing but the best! The new album is scheduled for an early 2011 release through Grand Master Music. The release date coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the band and we have something special planned to mark the occasion."
Rhapsody Of Fire are going to release an epic monument called: The Cold Embrace Of Fear - A Dark Romantic Symphony.
Guitarist Luca Turilli comments: "For this special CD we composed a unique song of around 35 minutes divided in 7 "acts". Looking at the title you can easily imagine that such long and epic song will show the most cinematic and orchestral side of our band, all our passion for the world of cinema we love so much and that always represented our main influence while composing the Rhapsody's music.
Essentially it is a long huge song, sounding very symphonic, full of orchestral sections very soundtrack oriented, narrations and spoken parts. More than in other cases we tried to create a real movie atmosphere with very dynamic musical results, also thanks to the help of the English actors that gave voice to different charachters. You will just need to close your eyes and explore those new emotional dimensions we wrote the music for."
Montreal based tech-death metal band, Beneath The Massacre, have launched the track, "Black Tide," from the upcoming Marée Noire. This five song EP will be released in North America on September 14th. It will be available as a limited edition red 7" record and on CD. You can check out the track and pre-order details at this location.
Marée Noire EP cover art tracklist:
01. The Casket You Sleep In
02. Black Tide
03. Drill Baby Drill
04. Designed To Strangle
The band will also do a Canadian tour beginning in late August and wrapping up in early October, sponsored by JagerMusic Canada. They will be playing with Neuraxis, Ion Dissonance and others along the trek. The dates are as follows:
Swedish black metallers Marduk have posted the following on their myspace blog:
"Because of misinformation from one of the airlines involved in Marduk's travel to Central America the band got uphold and couldn't get on the connection flight. It was totally the fault of the airline. Marduk had just completed one of the planned three flights to Costa Rica when the problem occurred. There was no time to book new flights to make it in time to do the 3 shows. The band and booking agency are currently checking options to rebook the shows as soon as possible. Marduk feels very unfortunate for the situation as the band is eager and burning with devotion to march across Central America. More news to be posted as soon as possible".
Decibel Magazine and Stereogum/Haunting The Chapel have teamed up to present the Weltenbrand Tour 2010, featuring the North American debut of Triptykon. 1349 and Yakuza will round out the bill on what is sure to be this fall's heaviest tour.
Vocalist/guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior describes his emotions of anticipation on this new undertaking as follows: "Ever since my earliest days in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, I have been extremely fortunate to be able to count on the support, fanaticism, and immense loyalty of the North American metal scene. The recognition my work has received there eclipses anything I have ever encountered in my own native country. Of the 125 concerts performed on the final Celtic Frost tour in 2006 and 2007, for example, a full 71 were played in North America. Some of these performances rank among the most memorable ones in my entire career.
It is with much regret that Ill Niño must cancel the first week of shows for their upcoming European tour.
The band explains: "Our singer Cristian Machado was hospitalized last week, and after many tests, found out he has six herniated discs, and a pressured nerve against his spine. Cris is going through major treatment and rehabilitation, to be able to get back to normal. We all wish Cristian a speedy recovery, as he can't wait to get back and play for you all, as we all do!
After Cristian undergoes the necessary therapy for his back, we will now start our European Festival dates on Friday, August 6th, at the Wacken Open Air Festival, and finish on August 22nd. We apologize for any incovenience, but it was unexpected and beyond our control."
You probably still remember that Dimmu Borgir will support Korn on a handful of European dates in September, as reported previously. But now the Norwegian symphonic black metal band has announced additional dates to the first European leg of their co-headlining Darkness Reborn World Tour in support of their new studio album, Abrahadabra.
Dimmu Borgir's Abrahadabra will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th.
UPDATE (thanks to 98923)
Dimmu Borgir proudly announce fellow countrymen Enslaved and Sahg as the opening acts on their headlining Darkness Reborn World Tour in support of their new studio album, Abrahadabra.
Brazilian heavy metallers Scelerata have announced the addition of vocalist Fabio Juan to the group's ranks. Juan is known from his work with Helloween Cover Brasil, Midas Fate and Codinome S.K.
Fabio will travel with Scelerata in the Brazilian SkeleTour 2010, that will happen in August and September with Paul DiAnno, former lead singer of Iron Maiden. Scelerata will be the backing band for Paul and do the opening for all 20 concerts, passing through the five Brazilian regions. Following the tour, the band will enter the studio to record their 3rd album, to be released worlwide in the first half of 2011.
Below is the "summer update" from the Vreid camp. The band discusses the release of a new DVD, a European tour later this year and a new upcoming album. Read all about it:
"New booking agency: We are pleased to announce that German agency ICS Festival service GmbH, has become our booking agency for Europe (minus Norway) and Asia. ICS is a well established agency, and we are happy to be a part of their rooster. We have already started working on tours & festivals for 2011 with ICS.
DVD coming soon: Our first DVD is soon to be released. It will hit the streets in September (exact date will follow soon). The DVD is entitled Vreid Goddamnit and will contain the complete Vreid concert at Inferno Festival, Rockefeller, Oslo, April 10th 2009. The concert was filmed with 7 cameras and mixed by Hváll at Studio 1184. There is also lots of extra material at the DVD, more info on this will follow soon with the release date.