07:37 - Lit. Ah, the fabled Vampire Squid. The Nosferatu of the deep.
07:24 - LeKiwi Just wrote the least informative mini-review on my list - the band is Vampire Squid. [link]
06:35 - Fearmeister Aw shit, that sucks. I got in like, 5 mins before the show started.
06:34 - MetalDoomMaster Drove 11 hours there and back to see it too haha. At least now I know for next time I guess.
06:32 - MetalDoomMaster I'm a fucking retard. I was staying with a friend in Merrillville and neither of us knew it was in a different time zone even though it was in the same state, so we missed the first hour of the show. Just saw the last Aeon song.
06:30 - Fearmeister Yea, it was a cool show. I love how the guy next to me was like 'WHOA' when Tribulation was playing :P
06:29 - MetalDoomMaster I don't know how I didn't see that haha. That guy completely ruined the vibe of the last song. He was up front arguing with the guards the whole time. That was my first time in Indy. Nice city.
The sludge metallers in Primitive Man have announced the release of Home Is Where The Hatred Is, featuring four brand-new songs of pure nihilistic hatred, which is due out February 17th through Relapse Records. The EP will be available on standard black vinyl and a limited silver vinyl, with pre-orders available here. Home Is Where The Hatred Is serves as the follow-up to the band's full-length debut Scorn. You can also listen to the opening track "Loathe" available below.
After recently inking a deal to Century Media, the Swedish death metallers Tribulation revealed they're working on a new album. The band now revealed their upcoming full-length album The Children Of The Night is scheduled to be released in April through Century Media. They also revealed the release of The Death & Rebirth Of..., featuring two new tracks from the upcoming album. The EP will be released on black and limited gold 7" vinyl on the band's upcoming North American tour, starting January 28th, supporting Aeon, Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth.
I'm Going To Kill Myself, the brand-new and third full-length by US metallers Black Sheep Wall, is streaming exclusively in its entirety over at Lambgoat. The album is due out January 27th through Season Of Mist. Compromised of only 4 songs, with one song being over 30 minutes, it clocks in at over 60 minutes. Listen to I'm Going To Kill Myselfhere and, please, don't kill yourself*!
The sludge mongers in Lord Dying have granted Loudwire to exclusively stream the band's upcoming album Poisoned Altars in its entirety. Poisoned Altars is due out in a week from today through Relapse Records, which will also be the band's debut on the label. Stream the album here and get your fix now!
The Swedish extreme metallers in Shiningrecently revealed the recording of a new album, due out in 2015. The band's manager Patricia Thomas revealed today album number nine, entitled IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends, is due out April 20th through Season Of Mist.
The French symphonic metallers Penumbra are back and have just wrapped up the recording of the band's new album: Era 4.0. The band recorded Era 4.0 last December and will enter the studio again in late February for the final touches of the follow-up to 2003's Seclusion. Are you excited for their first full-length release in 12 years?
The sludge metallers in The Body and Thou recently announced their creation of You, Whom I Have Always Hated, due out January 27th through Thrill Jockey. The bands have now given us the chance to listen to their version of "Terrible Lie", originally by the industrial giant Nine Inch Nails, for your listening (dis)pleasure. Pre-order the collaboration here and listen to the filth-drenched cover below!
Hyping for the new Torche album Restarter and you've played the previously announced song enough? Well, lo and behold, Torche have now given Pitchfork the opportunity to stream "Annihilation Affair" from the band's upcoming album, due out starting on February 20th through Relapse Records. Listen to the new song here and enjoy!
With the recent departure of vocalist Brandon Butler and lots of teasing about what's coming next, the progressive deathcore band Veil Of Maya are pleased to announce Lukas Magyar. What way is better than announcing the new vocalist than with a brand-new song, though? Listen to Lukas roar and scream his way through "Phoenix" in the lyrics video below!
"I Am The Flail Of The Lord", a brand new song from the UK post-black metal band Caïna, can now be streamed in the YouTube video located below. (edit: video removed) The song comes from the band's upcoming album Setter Of Unseen Snares, due out January 20th on opaque white vinyl, limited to 500 copies, through Broken Limbs Recordings, COF Records and Skin & Bones Records. Quite the start for the new year, isn't it?
A few months ago, the French technical death metal quintet Gorod revealed they're working on a new album, to be released in 2015. Now the band released a guitar playthrough of a new song, entitled "Celestial Nature", which you can behold below. Does it sound (and look) promising to you?
As previously announced, the Australian one-man atmospheric Black Metal band Midnight Odyssey are set to release its new double album Shards Of Silver Fade in Spring of 2015 through I, Voidhanger Records. You can now hear the 14-minute long epic "Hunter Of The Celestial Sea" below and read the lyrics in the YouTube description. How's that for an ending of the year?
Though not much information was given yet, progressive metalcore giants Between The Buried And Me revealed they are returning to the studio in January with Jamie King, who mixed and mastered the band's live CD/DVD Future Sequence: Live At The Fidelitorium, to record the band's 7th full-length album. Until then, enjoy the band's alter ego below!
The French assault called Benighted, who recently announced their Canadian headliner tour, taking off in late February, now announced the details for the band's debut live album Brutalive The Sick, due out Februry 23rd through Season Of Mist. Benighted shared the track "Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth" from the upcoming release and you can stream it here. Below you can see the artwork, tracklist and a teaser.
The San Jose goregrinders in Exhumed are set to release a re-recorded version of the band's debut album, Gore Metal, under the title Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998-2015. With a more gruesome production and re-worked artwork, even nastier than the original, and lots of informative liner notes, Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998-2015 is set to be released in early February through Relapse Records. Pre-order the album here, see the new artwork and stream "Open The Abscess" below!