Plague

About Plague

I am a 28 year old Vocalist and Metal enthusiast from Watford City North Dakota. My favorite bands are Carach Angren, Behemoth, Amon Amarth, Gorgoroth, Dimmu Borgir, Hour of Penance, Hiss from the Moat, Archspire, Nekrogoblikon, and of course SLAYER.

DIMMU BORGIR Celebrates 25 Years, Confirms Release Date Of 10th Studio Album ‘Eonian’

Dimmu Borgir is celebrating 25 of baptizing the world in darkness and fire, and with it being 7 long years since the release of their most recent studio album ‘ABRAHADABRA you should be elated to know that Dimmu Borgir has finally broken the soul torturing silence and confirmed that their 10th studio album titled ‘Eonian’ is set to be released on May 4th, 2018! Continue reading

Plague’s Top 10 Albums Of 2017

2018 is finally here! I don’t know about you, but after all the terrible shit that happened in the world this past year I’m definitely glad there was a heaping mound of great metal album releases to fall back on when things got rough. I think we can all agree that good music is more than just luxury we enjoy, but to many of us, a necessity, an escape from the tumultuous clamor of our increasingly difficult realities. When you’re a person who loves heavy music more than you love most people sifting through all of the stellar releases 2017 has given us can become a daunting task, but after some time for reflection I’ve compiled my ten favorites, and I’m excited to share them with you. Continue reading

State Of The Art: KUR

 

This month in State Of The Art we are going to Kentucky, and first up we have a heavy hitting Death Metal trio named KUR who make their lair in Lexington.  KUR is the depraved union of Apollyon – Drums, Mortimus Bile – Bass/Vocals, and Aciel – Guitar/Vocals.  I’m inclined to think this band is an extremely fresh face on the scene from what little information ive been able to gather on this brutal trinity of unholy monstrosities, which gives them all the more appealing. I happened to stumble upon them in a stroke of random chance just earlier today after I heard the track “Drowning The Kings Heir” which was released in anticipation of their upcoming EP with Hominine Records, to be released on New Year’s Eve of this year. KUR reminds me of some of the best Death Metal/Black Metal hybrids that hail from Europe.  They have slight raw feel to them, dark and heavy riffs complimented with hellish drumming and powerful guttural vocals, fusing the best parts of Death Metal and Black Metal for a satisfying listening experience. Continue reading

TRIVIUM Release “Thrown Into The Fire” Official Video!

If you aren’t already in the know, TRIVIUM recently released their new album “The Sin And The Sentence” with Roadrunner Records on October 20, 2017. Well, it doesn’t seem like they are wasting any time because they have also released an official video for the track ‘Thrown Into The Fire’ and holy shit is this a heavy one! The song features the newest addition to the TRIVIUM family, Drummer Alex Bent and it is their first new music since 2015s Silence In The Snow.  ‘Thrown Into The Fire’ is full of raw emotion and power, I would definitely say that is some of Matt Heafys best work vocally on both the harsh and clean spectrum, and his transitions into both styles are flawlessly executed, and perfectly timed. TRIVIUM fans the world over should rejoice because they are back, and heavy as they’ve ever been! Continue reading

Netherlands Power/Death Metal Hybrid SPARTAN Unveils New Beer And Supporting Release Show

If there was ever a perfect blend of Power Metal and Death Metal that perfection would be none other than Haarlem Netherland powerhouse SPARTAN. Marching in the standard Phalanx formation of their namesake, these brutal warriors are set to take the world by storm and gain the favor of metalheads worldwide with calculated ferocity. With their original formation being in 2007 SPARTAN now consists of Jeffrey Rademakers on vocals, Pieter Vink and Nick van Beusekom on guitar, Mike van Bekkum on bass and Frank Bos on drums. Although they are from the Netherlands, the members of SPARTAN have a deep love of Greek Mythology and lore. How could they not? The Greeks have won the hearts and minds of people the world over with their rich history, and awe inspiring tales of Gods, Goddesses, and brutal titans which the band has more than effectively translated to the here and now with an epic fusion of Power and Death Metal.  SPARTAN released their first E.P. in 2009 titled “For Glory” and the success of that album sent them marching through Holland, and later conquering a good portion of Europe between 2009-2013, where they shared the stage with metal icons such as Marduk, Moonspell, Septicflesh, Negura Bunget, and Rotting Christ. In 2014, they signed an endorsement deal with Dutch guitar makers ‘Serpent King Guitars’ and in 2015 they released their epic album “The Fall Of Olympus” with Into The Limelight Records Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Anthony Vincent Of “SET THE CHARGE” and “10 SECOND SONGS”

SET THE CHARGE is a four piece “Diamond Rock” band hailing from Port Chester, New York. Mainly a studio band until 2014, founding members Anthony Vincent Valbiro, and Frank Valbiro connected with Derek Ortiz and Tom Dicarlucci. Anthony plays guitar/vocals, Tom on lead guitar, Derek on bass, and Frank on the drums. The band released their first E.P. in 2015 titled ‘Auditory Insemination‘ and has recently released their first full studio album on Sept. 26, 2017 entitled “Sky Goes On“. The band has a plethora of different influences between the members which has allowed the band to create a unique sound, and pay homage to musics past while staying contemporary and in the now. Continue reading

MINISTRY Sign To Nuclear Blast

Illinois based pioneers of Industrial Metal MINISTRY after only recently finishing the recording of their new album titled ‘AmeriKKKant‘ have now signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records.  This six time Grammy nominated six piece has performed over two thousand live shows as well as having sold over three million albums worldwide, and are now poised to release their fourteenth studio album ‘AmeriKKKant‘ some time within the first quarter of 2018. The man behind it all Al Jourgenson states that ‘AmeriKKKant‘  “Will provide FEMA type relief for the devastion ‘Hurricane Cheeto’ has brought upon us”. Continue reading

ARCHSPIRE: “Relentless Mutation” Full Album Stream Available Now

If you haven’t already heard, Canadian titans of technical death metal ARCHSPIRE have revealed a full album stream for their highly anticipated album “Relentless Mutation” one day prior to album release! “Relentless Mutation” (Season Of Mist) is without a doubt one of the most anticipated death metal albums of 2017, and this most assuredly comes as no surprise to anyone paying attention to the worlds metal community.  Since their inception in 2007, and the release of ‘All Shall Align’ (Trendkill Records- 2011) ARCHSPIRE has been splitting ear drums with their utterly inhuman speed and machine-like precision.  Continue reading

SATYRICON Set To Live Stream Album Release Show And Announce World Tour

The Norwegian Black Metal duo SATYRICON have announced that they will be live streaming the album release show for “Deep Calleth Upon Deep” tomorrow, 9/22/2017 from their hometown of Oslo Norway at 9 p.m. CEST. The show itself we be held for an extremely lucky crowd of 300 people on top of the KLP building in the middle of Oslo. Front man Satyr states “I always thought the Beatles gig on top of the Apple building in London, 1969, was such an intriguing thing and it really feels like a privilege to be able to do something like this ourselves. In our hometown too! Since this is to celebrate the release of “Deep calleth upon Deep”, we don’t want to exclude those who can’t be there with us that night, so I’m glad it’s being streamed worldwide. We’ll play the whole record and we’ll do it in style!”  So pull up a seat, grab a drink and swing by SATYRICONS facebook page to watch it all unfold. Along with this special live stream, don’t forget that their album “Deep Calleth Upon Deep” drops tomorrow (9/22/2017) Continue reading