State Of The Art : MALSUMIS

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*This is a part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured state*

This month’s state is Alaska!


Hey metalheads of the pale blue dot! I am back with another State Of The Art write up this Monday to shoot some energy in you, so that you don’t have to whine about how this specific Monday is more boring than the previous one was. Anyways, let’s cut to the chase, and let me have the honor of presenting you one of the very promising bands from the extreme north of United States, battling the cold, dark and grim weather. Let’s give it up for MALSUMIS people! Hailing from the largest city in Alaska, Anchorage, MALSUMIS are a black metal band spawning from the misty, cold and bleak wintery landscapes of America’s Northern most state, just a year ago in 2016, and they successfully have garnered a lot of attention already, while still in its infancy. Mad props to them on that!

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ARCHSPIRE: “Relentless Mutation” Full Album Stream Available Now

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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

Stream CANNIBAL CORPSE’s New Single “Code Of The Slashers” From Upcoming Album “Red Before Black”

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Just a week or two ago, it was rumoured that a new CANNIBAL CORPSE album titled, “Red Before Black” would be released this year on November 3, which would be a follow up to 2014’s pulverizing “Skeletal Domain“. Confirmation did not take much long as it is official that the band would be releasing their 14th studio album, “Red Before Black“. With the artwork, track-listing, release date out, the Florida based death metallers have put out the single “Code Of The Slashers” available for stream on their Bandcamp page.

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State Of The Art – TERRAFORM

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Greatness often hides in unexpected places. All too often, bands are overlooked by audiences due to how difficult it is to find new and innovative independent music, and this is definitely true for hard hitting thrash metal band TERRAFORM: a band who are today’s topic in our weekly column State Of The Art.

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State Of The Art: ABDUCTED

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This month on State Of The Art we decided to feature bands from the frozen northern state of Alaska, and we’re kicking it off this week with a phenomenal Death Metal outfit that brings the fires of hell to the land of the midnight sun. ABDUCTED is a 5 piece death metal project from Fairbanks Alaska that falls short in no aspects of what makes the genre great, they are heavy, groovy, fast paced, in your face, and unapologetic. ABDUCTED consists of Dylan Chioffe – Vocals, Rick Peirce – Guitar, Jake Benoit – Guitar, Zain Mitchell – Bass, and Kris Larson – Drums.  Started in 2016 by Dylan and Jake, the band has wasted no time in getting their name out in the metal world. They have released 3 songs, one of which being a sick lyric video for the track ‘Indoctrination’, and an official music video for ‘Remnants’, has garnered the band an impressive 10,588 fans on facebook since their debut in February 2017. Continue reading

DECAPITATED Just Issued An Official Statement Following Gang-Rape Charges

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Finally after all this while of tension and anxiety having faced by the metal community, especially fans of DECAPITATED, the band has issued an official statement on their behalf. Defending themselves against some serious gang rape allegations they have been facing, the band issued a statement saying that, “we are not kidnappers, rapists, or criminals“, just over an hour or two ago on Facebook.

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DECAPITATED Members Make LA Court Appearance Against Charges Of Gang-Rape & Kidnapping

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Polish death metal outfit DECAPITATED on Tuesday afternoon made an appearance in a Los Angeles court, against the allegations of gang rape and kidnapping a woman on the night of August 31, after they were finished performing at downtown Spokane, Washington. All four members of DECAPITATED — Michal Lysejko, 31, Waclaw Kieltyka, 35, Rafal Piotrowski, 31, and Hubert Wiecek, 30 — showed up in the LA court yesterday.

The Spokane Police Department‘s Special Victim’s Unit (SVU) are also looking for further witnesses to account for what may have happened on the night of the alleged assault by all the four members of the band inside their tour bus which was parked outside The Pin concert venue.

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DECAPITATED Members Accused Of Gang-Raping Spokane Woman After Concert

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All four members of the Polish death metal band DECAPITATED have been accused of gang-raping a woman in the bathroom of their tour bus after their August 31 concert in Spokane, Washington.

Yesterday shocking news had surfaced that Waclaw Kieltyka, Rafal Piotrowski, Michael Lysejko and Hubert Wiecek had been arrested in Santa Ana, California, and held on charges of first-degree kidnapping. And just a day after when we all were hoping the allegations to be untrue, things just took a nosedive for worse, as further allegations of a gang rape are being thrown at the Polish band.

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AT THE GATES Announce New Guitarist, Studio Album Update & First Live Gigs For 2018

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Back in the month of March, when the news of the departure of Anders Björler from AT THE GATES surfaced, people were left shocked and appalled, questioning the motive behind it. The reaction was obvious as he was one of the founding members of the band. He later confirmed the news, stating the reason behind hanging up his boots in the band. He said the decision followed because, “The passion is just gone.” He also added, “This is a personal decision, and it has 100% to do with the music side of things.“, thus giving a possible insight of a different musical venture.

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State Of The Art – AWAKEN ANTAGONIST

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Welcome back to a brand new State Of The Art, we decided to pick Alaska this month due to the crazy scene going on so let’s get started!

Awaken Antagonist is the very first band to be featured this month and it is a blend of the greatest parts of deathcore and metal. They have only released their debut (which is self titled) and recently they have released their first full album which goes by the name of ‘Shepherd Of Plagues’. It got out via bandcamp on the 28th of July and on their official youtube page on the 5th of September. The transition between the 2 music pieces are fenomenal, the debut is one of the best I have heard but their full album blows me away. They matured so much just after their first piece that it is almost unbelievable. Check the album art below (made by Art and Layout by Soul Asphyx Arts), it is violent!

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