Monday, November 23, 2009

-- Pentagramnation on the Rise!

On October 13, LA's thrashy death metallers Rise has released their 4th record. Here's the video for the title track of the album, Pentagramnation!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

-- Halford's 'Get Into The Spirit'

A brand new video compiled from footage shot during the recording sessions of the metal god's latest solo effort 'Winter Songs'

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

-- FESTERED "Flesh Perversion" out now via Razorback records

Here's the Razorback's press release of Festered's 'Flesh Perversion' album:
Out now on Razorback Recordings! FESTERED is pure "blood and guts" DEATH METAL done the old-school American way! Imagine a mix of Death "Scream Bloody Gore", Autopsy "Mental Funeral", Master from 1985, Slaughter(Canada) "Strappado", and the morbid feeling of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and you get an idea of what this is all about! Nothing modern here...and no triggers or polished production. This is simply dirty and raw DEATH METAL the way it should always be! Artwork was drawn by the cult underground artist Drew Elliott, who drew the classic album art for the very first Necrophagia album cover, along with cult EP covers for Goreaphobia, Amorphis, and more! Mixing and mastering once again provided by Patrick Bruss (Impetigo, Cianide, etc). Features the lead singer of Father Befouled!
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-- Another visualized sonic attack from Baroness

from Baroness's 2009 album 'Blue Record'

Monday, November 9, 2009

CANOPY - Will and Perception [2009]

Disconcert Music


Yes, it's Swedes again. It's in their nature to dominate the European metal cycles. We hardly ever come across a mediocore band hailing from those icy shores.
has been releasing their blend of brutality meets melody type death metal since 2004. Don't let this brand new Disconcert Music release of the band entitled Will And Perception misguide you. No, it's not the same demo/EP they put out back in 2005. However, all five tracks from that demo EP are present in this new cd in their re-recorded forms. Plus, 'Common Walls' from the band's very first demo is also revised and revisited for this new installment of Will And Perception. That leaves us with only two new tracks, an experimentation of acoustic sounds overlaying electronic structures called 'Councels And Maxims' and 'Riddance'. Latter sounding more or less quite like the band has just finished studying the 'Ã…kerfeldt songwriting method book'.
Canopy's way of injecting brutal yet catchy death metal aesthetics of their homeland into their own riff writing and song patterns -even though still lacking some creative ideas- is well worthy of exploring. Fans of Dark Tranquillity's late 90's era stuff will also be pleased to hear Fredrik Huldtgren's guttural practices on various moments of the Will And Conception '09.

Want to hear it for yourself? click here to get the track numero uno from the CD directly via Canopy official website.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

-- Highlights from the Classic Rock Magazine's Awards Ceremony

-- SadDolls' new video 'Watch Me Crawl Behind'

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-- Amon Amarth 'Vs. The World' reissue details

Swedish viking's both critically and fan-wise praised album is now being reissued via Metal Blade on 6/7 November.
This is the statement from Metal Blade about the release:
The re-issue comes in a lavish Double-digipak with an individual three-dimensional fold-out pop-up. All four digipak reissues add up to one big picture when put together. CD 1 includes the remastered ’Versus The World’ album. CD 2 bears the same tracklist as CD 1, recorded live at the band's December 31, 2008 show as part of the ‘Bloodshed over Bochum’ concert series. Add to this a 16-page booklet with interesting liner notes.