Ohio's The World I Knew bring 'Trap Metal' to the fore with 'Piecefull' music video; trance-hip hop metalcore
Trap Metal Band The World I Knew Release New Music Video for "Piecefull" - WATCH IT HERE
Cincinnati-based The World I Knew bring a distinct and unapologetic vibe to the metalcore scene. Fusing together elements of electro, hip-hop and chest-pounding breakdowns, the quintet has released their latest single and music video "Piecefull."
"'Piecefull' is about pretenders," says vocalist Wesley Merritt. "Those that will pretend to be there for you and have your back as long as things are going well for them, and what happens to them once they've been exposed. We take loyalty very seriously, loyalty is everything."
"Piecefull" starts with Merritt acting as his own hype man before launching into a full-on lyrical beatdown. The video was directed by Josh Emerick and Ross Thiesen, shot in a Columbus, OH at The Continent.
The World I Knew have been striving to create music without boundaries or limitations since their formation in 2014 and the release of their debut single "Fuck a 9-5." The group's uncanny ability to seamlessly engage with audiences across the punk/metal/rap/rock scene makes them an attractive group to follow in 2019.
Listen to "Piecefull" now on Spotify.
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Sludge metal band Hollow Leg have released their new song "Hunter and the Hunted" over at Doomed and Stoned. The song is taken from their upcoming album Civilizations which will be released in January via Argonauta Records.
Listen to the song here: https://doomedandstoned.com/post/181221529778/hollowleg
Pre-order the album here: http://www.argonautarecords.com/shop/en/home/306-hollow-leg-civilizations-lp-cd.html
Hollow Leg is the sort of demented sludge behemoth that makes the faint of heart tremble and shake. Having emerged from the Florida swamps, this isn’t just another heavy band trying to suck at the teat of a bloated scene. Rather these Psycho Las Vegas veterans have made a name for themselves as weathered professionals, both on the road and in the studio. Blending American blues with English heavy metal, Hollow Leg have refined a sound that is coloured with the influences of everyone from Janes Addiction and Faith No More to Eyehategod by way of Judas Priest.
Once called, “fluid in its groove and molasses-thick in tone” by the Obelisk, Hollow Leg have been methodical in their tour approach and consistent with their recorded output. This fall will see the release of Civilizations on Argonauta Records, the bands fourth album in eight years and third studio release since 2016. The group recorded it all in their own studio and self produced, eventually being mixed and mastered by Kent Stump of Wo Fat. With huge ambitions and deep roots, Hollow Leg have found themselves playing multiple Maryland Doom Fests.
Cranking out crushing riffs left and right in the nations seedy dive bars as well as alongside titans like Amon Amarth and Enslaved, this band is a veritable train kept a’ rollin’. Unafraid to evolve, having even shifted from being a duo to a four piece, this is a group who constantly push for bigger and better things. Greater than the sum of their parts and constantly expanding their sound, Hollow Leg have the drive and ambition needed to become lords of the stoner metal underground.
American black metallers Enon Chapel are ready to unleash their first, self-titled, EP.
Enon Chapel is the new side project of Meghan Wood (Crown of Asteria, Iarnvidjur) and Balan (Palace of Worms, Botanist, Ordo Obsidium).
The project was inspired by their mutual interest in the darker aspects of Victorian Era London and in particular the tale of Jack The Ripper and the burial crisis of the first part of the century which saw London cemeteries literally bursting with rotting corpses - the result of a massive population surge.
Taking influence from the raw and ravaged sound of lo-fi black metal basement dwellers such as Ildjarn, Bone Awl, Cult of Daath, Les Legions Noire, and The Black Twilight Circle, then injecting the sound further with punk and thrash elements, Enon Chapel has crafted a raw, visceral burst of darkness straight out of the crumbling crypts of Highgate Cemetery.
"Enon Chapel" will be released on February 1st, 2019, on cassette tape and Bandcamp via Acephale Winter Productions.
Phoenix-based thrash icons, Sacred Reich, are thrilled to announce the return of former drummer Dave McClain to their ranks, following his departure from Bay Area Metal outfit Machine Head last month after 23 years on the drum throne. Before joining Machine Head, McClain played drums for Sacred Reich for four years between 1991 and 1995.
Sacred Reich's frontman and bassist, Phil Rind comments:
'It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dave McClain is once again a member of Sacred Reich! This was the best case scenario that we could have hoped for. Dave is the best! A great drummer and a great person and we are beyond excited to welcome him back to the band. We're headed into the studio in February and can't wait for you all to hear our new record due in the Summer of 2019!'
Dave echoes the sentiment, stating:-
'I'm so excited about re-joining my brothers in Sacred Reich. To have the opportunity to make and play music with one of my favourite metal bands was always something I hoped could happen. I can't wait for everyone to hear the new album that we're recording in February and to come see us out on the road in 2019-2020.'
As well as new album plans for 2019 through Metal Blade, Sacred Reich are currently planning their live schedule for next year and into 2020. Stay tuned for more news from the Reich soon.
Sacred Reich live:
06/07/19 ES - Barcelona - Barcelona Rock Fest
08/08/19 CZ - Josefov - Brutal Assault Festival
10/08/19 NL - Leeuwarden - Into The Grave Festival
11/08/19 BE - Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival
18/08/19 FR - Saint-Nolff - Motocultor Festival
More dates t.b.a.
Earlier this year, fast food-themed Black Sabbath parody kings Mac Sabbath finally had the chance to perform for the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne, and it was all caught on camera! Get an exclusive look at the very first time three generations of the Osbournes - Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne and Jack's daughter - met and witnessed a Mac Sabbath performance via Rolling Stone now! Watch here: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/see-ozzy-osbourne-meet-mcdonalds-themed-black-sabbath-parody-band-767637/
Mysterious Mac Sabbath frontman Ronald Osbourne emerged from his basement bunker to tell Rolling Stone:-
"Being Ronald Osbourne, the front-clown for Mac Sabbath, isn't easy. I have to meet all these fry-by-night 'Drive-through metal' icons like Burger King Diamond, Cinnibon Jovi and KFCC DeVille, look them in the eye and pretend like my indigestion is not acting up. Today is quite different. Today I met Ozzy Freaking Osbourne. Some big clown shoes to fill."
Los Angeles area Mac Sabbath fans - don't miss your chance to see the band headline their Pre-New Year's Eve show with support from the legendary Dickies, PPL MVR and Captured by Robots on December 28 at 8:00 PM (doors at 7:00 PM) at the Fonda Theatre! Read more about the show here: www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/363056
While online, watch the band's latest music video for "Sweet Beef" here: https://youtu.be/sIFZ-tzM_Sc
Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a Mac Sabbath show. Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun - Mac Sabbath puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show - complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises... basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams. Named by Buzzfeed as one of the "13 Metal Bands You Didn't Know How to React To" + Named as LA's "Best Tribute Band" by LA Weekly.
Bay Area death-thrashers Laceration has joined forces with Unspeakable Axe Records for the early 2019 release of Remnants.
Emerging out of the Northern Bay Area of California in 2006, Laceration is an old-school style death/thrash band dedicated to crushing skulls and splitting ears. The band recently returned from a five-year hiatus with a new line up and has begun working on new material for their long-awaited debut full-length album.
Remnants compiles Laceration's earliest recordings; an EP, a demo and tracks from the band's 2013 split with "Tinnitus". Included are 2009's Consuming Reality and the buzzed-about Realms of the Unconscious EP, which drew comparisons to the likes of Demolition Hammer.
Fans can expect 10 tracks of violent death/thrash with ragged glass-gargling vocals and death metal-inspired riffs. No gimmicks! This is true old-school metal that prioritizes sheer heaviness over all else.
Check out album track "Exhausted In Form" at youtu.be/TxQ0WKquTPk
Somnambulic doom metallers Vanishing Kids stream the entirety of their highly anticipated fourth album, Heavy Dreamer, at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. Set for international release on November 30th via Svart Records, hear Vanishing Kids' Heavy Dreamer in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Wisconsin, Vanishing Kids has been an ever-evolving artistic and musical journey since the early 2000s, with core members and founders Jason Hartman (Jex Thoth) and Nikki Drohomyreky on vocals. As kids of the '70s and '80s who grew up on metal, prog rock, krautrock, psych, punk, and goth, they have managed to carve out a niche of their own for themselves.
The band's newest and most powerful culmination arose when Jason Hartman’s childhood hero - and Midwest metal legend - Jerry Sofran (Lethal Heathen, Mirrored Image) joined in 2013. Shortly thereafter, the hard-hitting Hart Allan Miller (Wartorn, Deathwish, Tenement) joined on drums to complete the line-up.
Being the first full-length outing from Vanishing Kids in over five years, Heavy Dreamer is soaked in captivating shoegazey fuzz vaguely reminiscent of what My Bloody Valentine would sound like had they grown up on a diet of psychedelic doom metal and occult rock.
Hear all of it for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. Also hear - and especially see - for yourself with the previously revealed video for "Creation" HERE at Svart's official YouTube channel. Pre-order info can be found HERE.
Pure Steel Records are excited to announce the world wide signing of Florida based Heavy Metal band Attika!
First off will be the re-release of the critically acclaimed album "When Heroes Fall" which was originally released in 1993 by Massacre Records. It was, at that point in time, the 2nd full length album by the band. This re-issue could possibly include bonus tracks of never before released music.
The re-issue will be followed by the bands first album of all new music in 26 years! The new Attika album will be titled "Metal Lands". This anticipated new album will drop in 2019.
Founding member and vocalist Rob Van War has issued a statement with regards to the re-birth of Attika:
"We are very excited to have this opportunity to work with PSR. Attika will be bringing you new music in 2019 called "Metal Lands". The new album will feature Rob Van War on vocals, Glenn Anthony on bass, Bill Kraweski on guitar and Jeff Patelski on drums. Until then, we know you will enjoy the re-release of "When Heroes Fall".
Attika are also confirmed for the Headbangers Open Air Festival in Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany in July 2019!
Of course more details will be forthcoming. In the meantime, please join us in welcoming and congratulating, Attika to the Pure Steel Roster.
Rob Van War - vocals
Bill Kraweski - guitars
Glenn Anthony - bass
Jeff Patelski - drums
Heat Of Damage is a four-piece Metal band from Sacramento, California. Originating in a state that has brought the metal world countless legendary bands, Heat Of Damage’s genesis is rooted in a place incredibly ripe for the development of something new. Bay Area Thrash, with groups like Metallica and Exodus; home-town heroes Deftones and Papa Roach; and an extensive list of other influences all laid the foundation upon which Heat Of Damage continues to build. Dynamics and energy dominate the band’s live performances and not a fraction of these elements is lost in their recorded productions.
From humble beginnings in the suburbs of Sacramento, years of dedication and a drive to constantly refine their craft have brought Heat Of Damage to the forefront of the Northern Californian metal scene. They, just like the genre of metal itself, stay true to their roots while never losing sight of what’s before them: something new. Something special waiting to be realized. Heat Of Damage aspires to take their brand of heavy music to the masses, one metalhead at a time.
The group forthcoming album, Cataclysm, is due for release worldwide via Sliptrick Records in 2019.
Heat Of Damage are:
Julian Bohland – Drums
Jared Easter – Bass/Hardcore Vocals
David Haug – Vocals
Nick Lassalette – Guitar
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Memphis May Fire have released a brand new video for track The Old Me. The track is taken from the bands upcoming new album Broken, out 16th November 2018 via Rise Records.
You can watch The Old Me here.
Talking about the new cinematic video singer Matty Mullins said:-
'[Director] Caleb Mallery always goes above and beyond to bring our songs to life visually. The 'Me vs. Me' concept of this video represents my inner battle with anxiety and depression. [It's] the two versions of myself that are constantly at war with each other. We couldn't be happier with how it turned out!'
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