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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Album Review: CANNABIS CORPSE – ‘Left Hand Pass’

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Death Metal is brutality in its impurest form. The ferocious guitar riffs, earth breaking bass, deafening drum beats, and guttural growls define one of metal’s most extreme and unforgiving genres, and this abrasive sonic assault perfectly describes the style of weed obsessed death metal band CANNABIS CORPSE.

Despite the fact that the name CANNABIS CORPSE is a parody of gore loving death metal band CANNIBAL CORPSE (just needed to explain for all NONE of you who weren’t already aware), bassist/vocalist Phil Hall, drummer Josh Hall, and guitarist Ray Suhy take their doobie influenced and (admittedly) humorous metal quite seriously, and this can be heard on their most recent record ‘Left Hand Pass’ which is an absolute monster of an album with smashing guitar riffs, unforgiving guttural screams, and a slight hint of melody that hooks the listener from start to finish.

Simply put: it’s crushing.

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ESHTADUR – ‘Mother Gray’ [Album Review]

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Symphonic death metal holds a special place in my heart because it has so much atmosphere to it. It sets a mood that other genres can’t quite match. Eshtadur proves just that in their latest offering entitled ‘Mother Gray’ set to release September 8, on Bleeding Music Records.

Eshtadur was established in the fall of 2005 in Periera Colombia. They have been making waves since the beginning. They have toured through Colombia, Peru and Mexico and are currently preparing their first ever US tour dates! (I’ll be looking out for those!) Eshtadur has shared the stage with acts such as Vader and Cradle Of Filth and worked with artists such as Bjorn Strid (Soilwork), Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) & Allan Marcus (Arecibo) these guys are clearly getting attention that is well deserved in my book! Eshtadur is Jorg August – Vocals & Guitars, Mauro Marin – Drums, Sebas Patiño – Guitars and Victor Valencia – Bass Guitar. Continue reading

DEMONSTEALER Announce New Drummer Collaboration For Upcoming EP!

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Its been just wee bit over a year that Mumbai solo artist DEMONSTEALER released his epic solo album, ‘This Burden Is Mine‘ which features the mighty George Kollias from NILE. And now he is back again with some new material this year for an EP which seems to be an unique collaboration effort on this one. He will be seen growling and playing crazy riffs along with four drummers well known in the death metal circuit, with whom the collaboration is all about. Sounds like a treat for death metal fans isn’t it!? I mean who wouldn’t wanna dig in on an album featuring four killer inhuman drummers willing to skin you off while you’re at it.

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Stream SEPTICFLESH’s Entire Album ‘Codex Omega’ Before It Comes Out Tomorrow!

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What do we metal fans like apart from free merch or concert tickets? An early album stream! Well, at least me, but I am sure you love it too. Especially when, its none other than Greek titans SEPTICFLESH, yes they are letting the fans take an early bite out of the cake before the party even begins. SEPTICFLESH‘s upcoming new album ‘Codex Omega‘ which in fact releases tomorrow via Season Of Mist on September 1 is available for an early stream in its entirety. So stop whatever the fuck you are doing and hop on to the gigantic sonic cruise as the band prepares to release its tenth album and add more epic-ness to their entire catalogue.

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APOTHESARY Announce October Shows With GREEN DEATH!

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Northern Californian death metal quartet APOTHESARY are back with another round of tour dates starting this October in support of their recent album ‘Accept Loss Forever‘, released earlier this summer on M-Theory Audio. Joining them on tour will be heavy/thrash group GREEN DEATH, from Des Moines, Iowa, who will promote their all new EP ‘Pure Torture‘ – out now on EMP Label Group. The tour is named as ‘Pure Tourture Tour’, can the pun get any better!? Check out the tour dates below and witness the epic ‘tourture’!

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NE OBLIVISCARIS Reveal North American Tour Dates w/ ALLEGAEON & Release New Song “Urn (Part I)- And Within The Void We Are Breathless”

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Progressive Death Metal overlords from down under, NE OBLIVISCARIS just released fresh new dates for a North American tour spanning the entire month of November and extending into the first few days of December. Australia’s one of the biggest exports in the extreme metal genre, NE OBLIVISCARIS will be touring the States and Canada in support of their upcoming third full length album, ‘Urn’ which is slated to be released on October 27th, 2017 via Season Of Mist. Joining them on the voyage, will be, American technical melo-death band ALLEGAEON who also will be out also supporting their 2016 album, ‘Proponent Of Sentience‘. Check out the tour dates below which is also the first of the ‘Urn’ album cycle.

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ORIGIN Announce Bloodletting North America Headlining Tour!

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Technical death metal giants Origin just announced their Bloodletting North American headlining tour, presented by MetalSucks, IndieMerch and Blakhart Guitars, with Canadian death metal band Archspire, german death metal act Defeated Sanity, Dyscarnate, Visceral Disgorge and last but certainly not least The Kennedy Veil!

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