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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!
BloodRoseRed wisely chose Malice as one of her SOTA:Minnesota bands back in September (please see: Malice spotlight), which trumped my choice of them the week before. Well, we were offered an interview with founder, primary songwriter and bass player, “The Metal Warrior” Rayman James through Online Metal Promotion and BloodRoseRed kindly offered me the interview since I had also become a fan and missed out on their SOTA. Gotta love a group that gets along as well as we do! We would like to thank Mr. James for his time answering our questions and giving us his gift of music! Love this band!
*This is part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured State*
This month’s State is South Carolina!
Happy freaking Halloween everyone! This also means that we are closing this chapter on our State of the Art: South Carolina series. Definitely another state that has proven to have no lack of killer bands to listen to and choose from. If all of the stellar bands presented thus far by our staff has not convinced you that Metal is alive and well in SC, let me offer you Bokor Law.
Show Me Your Universe is a newly formed band from Tours, France. The band was formed in 2015 and their debut EP entitled ‘We’re All Sinners’ was released on July 10th, 2016. Their Post-Hardcore sound has led them to opening for well known bands like Eths, Materia, Beyond the Styx and some others. The band is comprised of 5 members. Jeremy Dubray is the lead vocalist alongside guitarists Cyril Masset and Alexis Collas, drummer David Moreau and bassist Vivien Cheneveau. Continue reading
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