2020 is a year that, as we know, is chock full of surprises, and it seems that the overwhelming majority of them are of the unpleasant variety. It seems that all we can do to keep sanity and optimism hanging around is to do for each other and look out for the ones who are in it the deepest, not the least of which are the artists and musicians among us. While not a complete surprise, tech-death darlings Inferi have decided to give back and spread some good vibrations with the release of their impromptu EP Of Sunless Realms.Continue reading
Huxley once said “Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.” Think about that for a second, the current perspective is surreal. Anyway, another load of new metal this week and a load of it presented below is, yet again, outstanding. Speaking of outstanding, the death metal dream duo of Johansson & Speckmann deliver their fifth full length, Tennessee’s tech-death titans Inferi roll out an EP, Venom Prison offer up a collection of re-recorded EP’s and two new tracks, and an anthemic yet melodic post-punk return from Bootblacks. Read through the list, pick out several that strike a chord, then go give them your support. They’ll appreciate it and you’ll have some shiny new tunes to enjoy, SCORE.Continue reading
Today has been, in a word, brutal.
- Allegaeon have announced the second leg of their headlining tour supporting the release of Apoptosis. The dates are in October and November and focus more on the left side of the country. Support is in the form of Paladin and Inferi.
- This news dropped yesterday and I totally missed it. Mayhem are releasing their sixth studio album on October 25th. The record will be called Daemon, and pre-orders start on August 30th. Somehow it has already been over five years since Esoteric Warfare dropped.
- It’s been some 20 years since Mr. Bungle performed, and that streak is about to end. For three dates in February – the 7th in Los Angeles, 8th in San Francisco, and 10th in NYC – original Mr. Bungle members Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn, and Trey Spruance will be joined by Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo to perform The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny.
- Ram have dropped a new video and single called “Blades of Betrayal”. This one is taken off of the upcoming new record titled The Throne Within, which drops on September 13th via Metal Blade.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
When a band mentions re-recording an album, there seems to be a general consensus that it might not be a good idea. After all, fans enjoy the material initially, even when said band can looks at all the things they could have done better if time, money, or technical capacity had been on their side. However, Inferi made the right choice in not only re-recording their album — titling it as The End of An Era (Rebirth) — but also in updating their sound to something cleaner and more cohesive. As Rebirth will attest, this sonic update is a feast for ears. The cleaner production and the additional elements makes Rebirth a fully actualized and fleshed out affair. Continue reading