DragonForce (still a thing), have revealed details regarding their next album. Their eighth full length will be called Extreme Power Metal and it drops on September 27th. You can check out a video for the first single now, titled “Highway to Oblivion.”
I saw Wayfarer and Falls of Rauros last night and now my life is whole.
As they kick off their European tour today/tonight, Queensryche have dropped a new lyric video for “Bent”, which was pulled from their most recent record titled The Verdict. Check it out.
Death metallers Visceral Disgorge are streaming a new track today, also in lyric video form. This one is called “Necrotic Biogenesis” and it will be featured on the upcoming Slithering Evisceration, which is slated for a September 13th release via Agonia Records. They have upcoming U.S. dates starting in September as well.
Asthma Castle, the stoner metal project featuring members of Pig Destroyer and Misery Index, have upcoming live dates in August in conjunction with the release of their latest effort, titled Mount Crushmore, which is available now.
Because streaming new tracks is apparently the theme today, let’s check out one from The Great Old Ones titled “The Omniscient”. It’s long and I am enjoying it immensely. Cosmicism will be out on October 25th via Season of Mist.
With summer in full swing, families overcrowding vacation destinations and the rest of still toeing the line, some things change yet others stay the same. Such is life. Make the most of it or someone else will…and make you pay for it. The more you know right? Speaking of things that DON’T change, metal keeps toeing the line but man has it ever been a banner year. As long as it keeps toeing THIS kind of line I’m all about it. With that said, we’ve got tons MORE new stuff this week starting off with death metallers Beheaded’s and their best album to date, Sadistic Ritual holds a class on how thrash is done in Hotlanta, Temple Koludra bring the tribal to blackened death metal, and Baroness continue to ride the skinny rail between metal and rock. Wait, you’re surprised? Surely not. But rest assured, if the last couple of “colors” were your bag, this “double dose of color” will be too.
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The world imagined by The Moth Gatherer’s Esoteric Oppression lives up to its name. Soundscapes evoke a not-quite-horror movie, and flesh out an album as creative as it is bleak. Close your eyes, and see a world ruined, crater-blasted and desolate. Ethereal synths layer with the post-metal riffs, harsh rasps buried deep in the mix, while delayed reverbed guitars give a hint of -gaze. It’s rare to find an album that can weave all this together so effortlessly. Continue reading →