Initial Descent: July 8, 2016

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Inter Arma (Photo courtesy of the band)

Another week of new releases is upon us. And while it’s a bit top-heavy, the top’s got such quality as to make it a total doozy. What’ve we got up top?

Well, for starters, there’s Inter Arma. The Richmond quintet continue their genre-bending brilliance on full-length no. 3, Paradise Gallows. And guess who’s seeing them tonight at St. Vitus? That’s right — this guy. We’ve also got the debut full-length from Brooklyn’s Anicon, who kick so many different kinds of ass. Gilead Media done good with this one, folks. Also, depending on who you ask, Vanhelgd may be dropping their killer new album, Temple of Phobos today! (They also may not be dropping it until July 22, or may have dropped it last Friday — we’ve been told 3-4 different things and have no idea which one is correct. Fun!)

Plus, there’s some new stuff from CentinexMonolithe…hell, there’s even a Cradle of Filth reissue (reimagining? original imagining?) if you’re into that kinda thing. So enough talk; here’s what’s on tap for July 8:
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Album Review: Diabolizer – “Apokalypse”

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Cover art by Robert A. von Ritter Illustrations with design and colours originated by Mentalporn.

Turkey is a land rich with history and tradition. However, not much metal has emerged from their part of the world. That changes with death metal horde Diabolizer, who have just released their debut effort care of underground vanguards Third Eye Temple — the exemplary seven track album entitled Apokalypse. Continue reading

Premier: Diabolizer debut Lyric Video for “Blood Aesthetics Dictated”

Cover art by Robert A. von Ritter Illustrations with design and colours originated by Mentalporn.
Cover art by Robert A. von Ritter Illustrations with design and colours originated by Mentalporn.

Turkish death metal clan, Diabolizer are set to release their debut MCD Apokalypse via Third Eye Temple. The folks at their PR company were kind enough to give us this lyric video that we can now share with you. Keep an eye out for the MCD in the upcoming months. For now, get ready to have your eyes, ears, taste buds, face and finger tips (and your nose) blown off by this death metal. Continue reading