Sweden’s extreme metallers Zornheym released their debut full length, Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns, back in September on Non Serviam Records. Epic and grandiose are just a couple of words that describe the nine tracks found on this symphonic metal album, it’s heavy and extreme in precisely the right places but the atmosphere is the real star here and the super crisp production helps drive the point home. Zorn (lead guitarist) sent us his picks from 2017, head inside to see what he chose. Continue reading
June 14, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
- Leading off, according to a Facebook post from Jimmy Bower, Eyehategod have begun recording a new album. From a 14-year wait between albums to…hell, we’re just over three removed from Eyehategod. Improvements!
No introduction necessary.
- Slow day in news, but we can always start with some new tours. The first one features Hate Eternal, Misery Index, Beyond Creation, and Rivers of Nihil. That’s going to be a beast.
- I’m only sharing this because my roommate is a fan. Parkway Drive will be hitting the road with Miss May I and Thy Art is Murder. The tour kicks off at the end of October.
- Alright. One more tour. August Burns Red with Every Time I Die. The first date is November 27th in Philadelphia.
- Marty Friedman has been busy. Before his first North American tour in nearly forever kicks off next week, he went ahead and released a new track titled “Jasmine Cyanide”, which features Danko Jones on vocals.
- I’m not sure if any of you have ever heard of the Harp Twins, but it you haven’t you should familiarize. Here they are covering Metallica’s “One” and it’s incredible:
Isn’t that lovely?
“Ein bier… bitte.”
Late today. Oh well, these things happen when Corey’s at a movie and I’m coming from a work event. So enough explanation—here’s what we missed in the metal world today:
- Windhand dropped a new song today! “Two Urns” marks the first glimpse of the band’s upcoming album, Grief’s Eternal Flower. September 18 can’t get here soon enough.
- In case you somehow, for whatever reason, were still down to support the annual Rockstar Mayhem Festival, here’s another reason to reevaluate your life.
- Former Megadeth guitarist (and current Japanese TV game show host) Marty Friedman is coming back to the States! For a tour at least—his first in 12 years! This should be neat.
- The latest “Metal by Numbers” post is out at Metal Insider, and I’ve gotta say, it’s nice seeing such solid debuts from Failure, Refused and Jungle Rot. August Burns Red, on the other hand, can go fuck themselves.
- This Iron Maiden body paint photo is the amazing bit of Internet we never knew we wanted.
- Finally, Quebecois tech-deathsters Beyond Creation released a new video for their song, “Fundamental Process.” Check it out here:
As you can see in the description, the video was filmed during a recent live set in NYC. Studio at Webster? That’s gotta be it, right? Oh well, I’ll stop my nerding-out. That’ll do it for today. Check back tomorrow for the usual!
Keep it heavy,
In discussing the latest rumors around possible lineup changes in Megadeth during last week’s podcast, something hit me: there was actually a time when the band was more than just Super Collider, taco dates and insane, ridiculous face-opening. I know it seems shocking now, but seriously, they used to be more than a punch line! Sure, the band’s had its share of misses over the years, but when they hit, holy hell did they hit: Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, Rust in Peace, you name it. Hell, even The System Has Failed was fantastic. So without any further ado, let’s get this week’s Top 10 going and look back on Musty’s former glory! Continue reading