The out of this galaxy band GWAR need your help to conquor the world through art. Due to massive demand – GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON, a fun and blood-drenched 4-issue full-color comic book series now on Kickstarter, unveils a ton more new and exciting limited edition rewards to bestow upon loyal backers. They aren’t expecting you to give your hard earned currency for nothing either, and they have some sweet treats for people that help out. New rewards include a second Kickstarter exclusive GWAR T-shirt, signed art and merchandise from the band, original painted art from the band, and very rare prints of new GWAR art from artists Stephen Blickenstaff (the artist behind the iconic The Cramps “Bad Music for Bad People” album cover art), Chris Pyrate, and Tom Neeley. More art to be revealed later this week from artist Kyle Strahm. The comic series is blowing up Kickstarter, raking in a whopping $32,000 in less than two weeks, and is written by the cosmic shock rock legends GWAR, co-writer Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Welcome Back, Critical Hit), colorist Marissa Louise (RoboCop, Escape from New York), letterer Taylor Esposito (The Paybacks, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and editor Brendan Wright (Archie vs. Predator, Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight). Continue reading
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This month’s State is Utah!
Cult Leader was formed in 2013 by 3 members of the band Gaza. The band Gaza was legendary in their region, and created some of the most fierce music I’ve heard. By far one of my personal favorite bands. Gaza was active for 9 years, from 2004 to 2013. The band had elements of mathcore, sludge and grindcore in their sound and some of those elements have their way to Cult Leader. In addition to some of the already influences they also add a progressive twist to their new band. The band has released two EPs and one album. The first EP ‘Nothing for Us Here’ was released in 2014 and June of 2015 saw the release of their second EP ‘Useless Animal’. Cult Leader wasted no time putting out a full length which they released in October of 2015 titled ‘Lightless Walk’. All 3 of their records have been released via Deathwish Inc. which is owned by Converge’s vocalist Jacob Bannon. Cult Leader has quickly become one of my favorite bands.
Dropkick Murphys today announced that their ninth studio album 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory will be released on January 6th through their label Born & Bred Records. The album is available for pre-order now and the band has shared an incredible lyric video for the song “Blood,” from the album. Ted Hutt, who has previously worked with the band (and Gaslight Anthem and Old Crow Medicine Show), produced the new album. Continue reading
Nothing pairs better than cartoons and metal right? Well the creators of Squidbillies just kicked things up a notch. For the Halloween episode of ‘Squidbillies’ (entitled “Squash B’Gosh”), Cannibal Corpse recorded a special theme song for the show, which aired on October 30th, 2016. Producer and Hate Eternal vocalist/guitarist Erik Rutan comments about the collaboration: “The producers of ‘Squidbillies’ contacted Cannibal Corpse and asked them to record the theme song for their Halloween episode that just aired. I was fortunate enough to be able to record and mix it for them before I went on tour. Was two days of fun, total blast, enjoy!!! Happy Halloween!!!”
To watch “Squash B’Gosh” online, click here.
Cannibal Corpse released their 13th studio album, A Skeletal Domain, in 2014 via Metal Blade Records and debuted at #32 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart (the highest chart position in the band’s storied history)! Produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios in Florida. The record boasts twelve ravenous tracks of confrontational, meticulously-executed, ill-omened brutality as only Cannibal Corpse can deliver. To preview and purchase A Skeletal Domain, click here.
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In 2005 a post apocalyptic Metallica tie-in game was in development called Damaged Inc. Ultimate Classic Rock states that the game would have been based around players driving around a dystopian wasteland in a selection of modified vehicles. The visual aesthetic of films such as Mad Max and The Road would have been a huge influence on the game according to the site. And while Metallica fans knew about the canceled game, this month is the first time that actual game play footage has been released. Continue reading
Nachtmystium has signed a new deal with Earache. Recently the independent record label also acquired the majority of the back-catalog of Nachtmystium as well. Earache‘s new deal with Nachtmystium includes the rights to five of the band’s studio albums, four EPs, a demos collection, and a remixes and rarities album which was previously only released on YouTube. Founder and vocalist Blake Judd comments: “I am proud to announce a new cooperation in the lengthy release history of Nachtmystium. I have teamed up with the folks at the legendary, UK-based metal label, Earache Records, to reissue the majority of Nachtmystium‘s back catalog recordings. Earache will also be releasing a brand new compilation LP of unreleased studio tracks, covers and remixes, titled ‘Retox‘. Earache ensures fans that there will be never before seen artwork included and there is something special for the fans that purchase the release(s). In the not so distant past Judd suffered from drug addiction and caused turmoil among his fan base when orders though him were undelivered. Judd adds: “Many people on the internet, understandably due to some issues that occurred in the past that I am very ashamed of, will be quick to jump on me personally and most likely Earache as well for announcing new releases without having directly addressed and taken action regarding the past issues mentioned above.” Judd is now clean and is trying to put the best foot forward and correct his past mistakes. We have not always condoned his actions but will always support his music. Blake writes and composes some of the best black metal ears have ever heard and we are certainly glad he is back doing what he does best. Continue reading
OOLUU was forged from the remains of the band Oompalunatiks. Eric Davindra and Asa Holloh were members of the band and Wychdoktor later joined the band during a lineup change. The three had an unbreakable chemistry that remained standing even after Oompalunatiks ceased to exist. In 2013 they rechristened themselves Ooluu and in December of that same year the band truly found their sound and released their first single and video for “Powder-White”. Since that first single the band’s sound has evolved and progressed exponentially. A few months later in February of 2014 the band released their debut EP ‘Mannequin’. The band continued to compose music for future releases but took a hiatus from live performances to further hone their craft. Ooluu has elements of industrial and alternative metal within their sound. The band recently emerged once again and released their latest album ‘Ophus’ on January 23rd, 2016. Continue reading
Undead was formed in 2013 and the world hasn’t been the same since. The band was resurrected from their graves to unleash pure chaos into this darkened world. After releasing ‘Blood Enemy’ in 2015 the band has once again rose from the catacombs to unveil their horrific death metal. The band is set to release four new tracks on November 11th titled ‘Resurrection’. The band has released the a lyric video for their ‘Resurrection’ and it will haunt you to no end. Enjoy!
I hope this isn’t the first you’ve heard of Death Trip. If it is, let me tell you now I’m highly disappointed in you. Death Trip is from the Big Stone Gap, Virginia area of the Appalachian Mountains and while the area may be rural their music certainly echos outside of the hills of Southeastern Virginia. Their first release was 2013’s ‘Distracted’, followed by the sophomore effort ‘So Far, No Good’ in 2015. The band of course wastes no time and now have released their new record, ‘Professional Asshole’, on October 29th. The album is 13 delicious tracks of brutal punk with a side order of hardcore. They meld these styles so well that it is hard to decipher where one ends and the other begins. The style in which they play music seems a bit chaotic at times but that chaos has developed into a finally wrapped gift when it’s fully unveiled to their fans. Continue reading
Upon A Burning Body recently released their album ‘Straight From The Barrio’ on October 25th. Their 4th record on Sumerian Records. The Texas deathcore band is trying to achieve the same accomplishments as their sophomore record ‘Red. White. Green.’, which debuted at No. 105 on the Billboard 200 in 2012. The band has now released their 2nd video from the new album. The previous video was for “Already Broken”, released about 3 weeks ago and showcased an amazing chorus and some Latin flare. Now the band has released a 2nd video for the track “B.M.F.” The song is pure aggression and includes an amazing Fresh Prince Of Bel Air theme throughout the video. Pick up your copy of ‘Straight From The Barrio’ today. Continue reading