'Beast', the new album from Montreal based deathcore pioneers, Despised Icon, was released yesterday via Nuclear Blast Records! To coincide with the band's first release since 2009's 'Day Of Mourning', Despised Icon have released a full band performance of the track 'Inner Demons'.
'Beast' was produced and engineered by former guitarist Yannick St-Amand (Beneath The Massacre, Neuraxis) and mixed / mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Opeth, Nevermore). Artwork was created by Alexandre Goulet.
For many extreme music fans, it may be hard to remember a time before DESPISED ICON, given the massive influence they’ve subsequently had on the genre. But when the group formed back in 2002 and released 'Consumed by Your Poison' the same year, there was little intersection between the sounds of classic death metal and the brute force of hardcore. But DESPISED ICON were among the first to fully embrace the signatures of the traditional death metal formula combined with a relentless embrace of breakdowns, part of an emerging new sound.
Now DESPISED ICON have returned with their upcoming album entitled 'Beast'. The genre-defining band is fully reawakened, poised to recapture the crown with the monstrous and merciless might of their potent expression. Featuring the men responsible for most of the band’s now classic death metal catalogue, 'Beast' is a vicious commentary on the state of the world and the state of music itself.
Order 'Beast' now:
Limited Edition Gatefold Green Vinyl at the official Nuclear Blast UK store: http://bit.ly/DespisedIconGreen
Limited Edition Vinyl: http://bit.ly/DespisedIconVinyl
Order digitally on iTunes to receive the title-track as an instant grat: http://bit.ly/DespisedIconiTunes
Phoenix, Arizona metal band The World To Come has premiered their music video for their song "Scribe Of Thoth" exclusively through New Fury Media. To view this music video, check out HERE. The song is from the band's recently announced upcoming new album The Cartesian which will be released September 30th, 2016 via Famined Records.
Formed in 2011 by guitarist Shane Griffin, The World to Come is a band formed around the creative idea of exploring the music aesthetic. Creating a sense of ambiance and emotion to accompany the overall ideal of any deathcore band. Starting off amidst the plethora of hardcore music talent within the Phoenix metro area, The World To Come eventually morphed into its own entity. Taking each members unique love for atmospheric music and creating a new blend of heavy hitting, and thought provoking progressive metal.
The Browning could very well be heavy music's answer to the Terminator. Whereas everybody's favourite Arnold Schwarzenegger cyborg hid an exoskeleton under a sheath of skin, the Kansas City quartet—Jonny [vocals, electronics], Cody [drums], Brian [guitar], and Rick [bass]— thinly veil a hard rock edge beneath a casing of skittering electronic dance music, hip-hop grime, metallic brutality, and industrial expanse. That signature style is "back" in a big way on "Isolation", their third full-length album and first for Spinefarm Records.
"Isolation" arrives on June 24 and it's The Browning's most ambitious offering to date.
"Over the course of the last three years, rock music is primarily all I've listened to,” Jonny explains. "I've been ingesting bands like Rammstein, Disturbed, and Three Days Grace. My writing swung towards that. I knew this album was going to have more of a rock vibe. Obviously, there's still metal, but the scope has expanded. The electronics remain a big part of it. Since day one, the whole point was to not only be the heaviest electronic band, but the band with by far the most electronics."
He furthered, "Isolation is by far the best album The Browning has done yet. It has everything I wanted in it and nothing is missing. It shows how the band has progressed and matured since our last release. So I cannot wait for the world to hear it."
CA based metal outfit Carnifex, will release their new album entitled "Slow Death" on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The record was produced and recorded by Carnifex and Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh, Bleeding Through), and co-produced by Jason Suecof (Death Angel, Chelsea Grin, etc. "Slow Death" was mixed by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, etc) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator, Godmachine.
Check out a quick teaser of music and the album artwork here.
"Album number six, over 10 years as a band and we have more fire and passion than ever," comments vocalist Scott Ian Lewis. "This album will reshape our genre and be looked back on as an album that started a new movement for aggressive, dark metal. We're going to show those who love us and those who hate us just how far reaching our ambition is."
For many extreme music fans, it may be hard to remember a time before Despised Icon, given the massive influence they’ve subsequently had on the genre. But when the group formed back in 2002 and released ‘Consumed by Your Poison’ the same year, there was little intersection between the sounds of classic death metal and the brute force of hardcore. But Despised Icon were among the first to fully embrace the signatures of the traditional death metal formula combined with a relentless embrace of breakdowns, part of an emerging new sound.
Now Despised Icon have returned with their upcoming album entitled, ‘Beast’. The genre-defining band is fully reawakened, poised to recapture the crown with the monstrous and merciless might of their potent expression. Featuring the men responsible for most of the band’s now classic death metal catalogue, ‘Beast’ is a vicious commentary on the state of the world and the state of music itself.
"It's been 7 years since our last record and our batteries are fully recharged," comments the band. "The O.G. line-up is back and the new shit hits hard. You'll hear sounds of our older slammin' death metal days blended with the speed and technicality of our latest records. Cheers to everyone that has stood by us after all these years. Can't wait to unleash the Beast."
Nuclear Blast’s head of retail Roy Culver added:
"I signed Despised Icon to Century Media back in 2004 after hearing their debut record ‘Consumed By Your Poison’. The band perfected the mix of ferocious, technical death metal with a modern take on hardcore and their first record for the label, ‘The Healing Process’, broadened the minds of a whole new generation of metal heads. I love these guys and couldn’t be happier to be working with them again here at Nuclear Blast. The Icon is back!"
Check out the album teaser for ‘Beast’ here.
Despised Icon UK tour dates:
2nd May - Manchester @ Academy, Impericon Festival
3rd May - London @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, Impericon Festival
"Chapters of Misery" EP track list:
6. Crowned & Conquered
7. As The Vultures Circle (Bonus Track)
Physical pre-orders are available now via killermerch.com with digital pre-orders available soon.
Slaughter to Prevail reissue the "Chapters of Misery" EP, with bonus track “As The Vultures Circle” and new artwork by Pär Olofsson, on May 6 via Sumerian Records.
The six-song EP from the Russian-meets-British band is the Sumerian Records’ debut for the deathcore band. The Circle Pit dubbed the EP, “earth cracking music,” adding it “pushes boundaries of heaviness.”
Slaughter to Prevail have also released a play through video for the song “As The Vultures Circle” which can be watched above.
After The Burial, the Minneapolis outfit who have “garnered a reputation from their techy, eight-stringed, djent riff wizardry” (Rock Sound), share new song, “Collapse” (watch the above) from the band’s forthcoming album, "Dig Deep" (Feb. 19, Sumerian Records).
“When you think you don’t have anything left in you, you have to rely on that inner strength,” says guitar player Trent Hafdahl. “That’s where we are as a band. So many things beyond our control went wrong, but we started to dig deep as brothers.”
“We went through hell to finish this record, and the music translates that,” singer Anthony Notarmaso agrees. “Trent worked his ass off, and it shows. It’s crazy because I think it brought us closer as band. Justin wrote some riffs that ended up on the, but after a couple of days in the studio he left. He obviously wasn’t okay, and we wanted him to get well. I arrived a few days after the guys had gotten there. I never got to see him.” Notarmaso is referring to the untimely death of the band mate Justin Lowe in July.
Pre-orders for the nine-song album are available now with instant downloads of “Lost in the Static” (https://youtu.be/hUNAX1UYeAE) and “Collapse” available with digital downloads via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/DigDeep-iTunes) and Google Play (http://smarturl.it/DigDeep-GooglePlay).
Physical bundles are available via Sumerian Records (http://sumerianmerch.com).
"Dig Deep" was recorded at Graphic Nature Audio in New Jersey with producer Will Putney (The Amity Affliction, Upon A Burning Body). The album is the first where the band partnered with a producer. “We had not tried it before,” explains Hafdahl. “It felt like a fresh idea to do something new. We were still running the show obviously, but he brought a good ear for tone and melody. He encouraged us to explore more. To have that perspective was helpful.”
After The Burial join label mates Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, Bad Omens and ERRA for Sumerian Records’ 10 Year Tour:
February 19 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
February 20 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
February 21 Millvale, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
February 22 Indianapolis, IN The Emerson Theater
February 23 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom
February 24 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
February 25 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
February 26 Worcester, MA The Palladium
February 27 New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre
February 28 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
February 29 Greensboro, NC Greene Street Club
March 2 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
March 4 San Antonio, TX Korova
March 5 Houston, TX Walters Downtown
March 6 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
March 7 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
March 8 Mesa, AZ Nile Theater
March 9 Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre
March 10 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
March 11 Fresno, CA Strummer’s (w/Veil of Maya only)
March 12 San Diego, CA Soma
March 13 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse
March 14 Las Vegas, NV Eagle Aerie Hall (headlining date)
March 15 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre (w/Born of Osiris only)
March 16 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
March 17 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
March 18 St. Louis, MO Fubar
Tickets are available via http://sumerian10year.com.
Brisbane metal destroyers Aversions Crown have released had their new digital single "Erebus" available via iTunes.
Fans can also check the visualizer / lyric video, here: https://youtu.be/eb5z5AULWCw
“’Erebus’ is the first taste of what's to come from AVERSIONS CROWN in 2016,” comments guitarist Chris Cougan. “We've written over 20 songs for our next record, we're really excited about Mark's vocals, he is killing it. We couldn't wait to share some of it with you so head bang to 'Erebus' and we'll see you on the road soon with more new music!”
'Erebus' will appear on Aversions Crown’s next monstrous slab of brutality, which they will be tracking this month. The new year is set to get even more oppressive as the band delve further into their extraterrestrial dystopian nightmare.
The band’s latest album, Tyrant, was created in the oppressive heat of Brisbane’s summer with Thy Art Is Murder’s Andy Marsh producing and Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, Carnifex) of Audio Hammer mixing. With a thematic fixation on dystopian nightmares and hostile extraterrestrial encounters, the relentless barrage Aversions Crown churn out across these ten songs will soundtrack either a solid Halo session or the coming invasion.
Watch the music video for “Earth Sterilizer” as well as “Hollow Planet,” “Vectors,” and “The Glass Sentiment” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/UpOczU
Order 'Tyrant' online:
Base.com - http://bit.ly/avercrobase
Amazon - http://bit.ly/AvCroTyrantCD
Death/slam/core metallers The Juliet Massacre will release their new album “Human Abuse” on May 26th. In anticipation, the band is streaming the entire album a week ahead of its release. Listen the new songs at this link.
Vocalist Antomega shares the following about the new album: “Its long gestation period has meant that the successor to ‘Pray for an Afterlife’ appears to be faster, more brutal, more intense, but also more deep. We have written about how much the mankind likes to abuse and destroy everything, even itself, and how all this is leading us to an inevitable collapse. These are all tangible things that each of us savor every day and against which ordinary people can do little or nothing. ‘Human Abuse’ can be considered as an anthem to what actually the mankind should never be. We are totally convinced that this new work will satisfy all fans of the genre and, in some way, will satisfy even the most discerning ears”.
Recorded and mixed at Underroom Studios, 3 international guests (Julien Truchan from Benighted, Radim from Spasm and Alessandro Falà from Sawthis) and the precious collaboration of Gozer Vision on the artwork, “Human Abuse” is probably one of the most interesting extreme album of the year.
Pre-order available on the official merchstore.
“Human Abuse” tracklisting:
01. Human Abuse 02. Earth Annihilation
03. Chocking the Last Breath - feat. Alessandro Falà
04. Drown in the Dust 05. Suffering in a Lake of Solitude
06. The Tragedy of the Guns - feat. Julien Truchan
07. Beaten & Killed
08. Her Violated Body
09. Freedom of Speech
10. Slam Against the Injustice - feat. Radim
11. Gli anni di piombo
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American Deathcore leviathans Suicide Silence are primed to play the UK in November, they will be visiting England as well as Cardiff’s ‘Solus’ and Glasgow’s ‘Cathouse’ venues, finished the tour off at the Camden venue ‘Koko’ on Friday 21st November.
Emotions are already running high in the camp:
"UK!!! We love you blokes so much, it's been too long since a proper tour and we couldn't be happier to let you know it's happening soon. Come throw your horns up, bang your heads, or mosh your knickers off!! Whatever it is, just let it happen. See you wonderful humans soon!!" - exclaimed Mark Heylmun
They will be backed by Fit For An Autopsy and Black Tongue, with the main support coming from label mates Thy Art Is Murder. The Australian mob released their crushing sophomore album ‘Hate’ last year and toured the UK at the beginning of the year to rave reviews:
‘There’s no subtlety, no nuance – just a non-stop assault. Full of force.’ Kerrang!
They are scheduled to release their brand new masterpiece, 'You Can't Stop Me' on July 14th via Nuclear Blast with latest addition to the family, Eddie Hermida on vocals following the tragic death of original front-man Mitch Lucker in 2012.
So far their press for the forthcoming album has been overwhelming:
‘A true display of the healing power of music’ - Rocksound
‘This is an essential listen for any self-respecting metalhead.’ - Metal Hammer
‘Suicide Silence haven’t just come back from tragedy – this feels like genuine rebirth. There really will be no stopping them now’ - Kerrang!
You can order ‘You Can’t Stop Me here’:
Tickets will be on sale this Friday 4th July. - Tour Dates as follows (click through for tickets):
FRIDAY 14TH NOVEMBER – BIRMINGHAM ASYLUM
SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER – NEWCASTLE RIVERSIDE
SUNDAY 16TH NOVEMBER – GLASGOW CATHOUSE
MONDAY 17TH NOVEMBER – MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2
TUESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER – LEEDS COCKPIT
WEDNESDAY 19TH NOVEMBER –SOUTHAMPTON MO CLUB
THURSDAY 20TH NOVEMBER – CARDIFF SOLUS 2
FRIDAY 21ST NOVEMBER – LONDON KOKO
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