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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Review: SEPTICFLESH – Codex Omega [Song Stream]

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It’s cliche to designate a heavy metal album as “epic.” The raging guitar riffs, thunderous bass, thrashing drums, and high pitch screams all create a sound that’s larger-than-life both sonically and thematically, and this go-big-or-go-home mentality was present at the genre’s inception with Black Sabbath and has continued into modernity with bands like Ghost and Avatar because let’s be honest here, if a metal band isn’t “epic” in some capacity or another then it isn’t worth its salt.

With that said, “epic” is the only proper descriptor that encapsulates my feelings on the wonderfully named symphonic death metal band Septicflesh. Originating from Athens, Greece in the mid 1990s and currently consisting of Seth Siro Anton on bass/vocals, Christos Antonou playing the guitar and writing the orchestrals, Sotiris Anunnaki V providing an additional guitar and clean vocals, and Kerim “Krimh” Lechner on drums, Septicflesh is one of the very few metal bands that can gracefully blend the rough brutality of death metal with the awe-inspiring sound of a sweeping orchestra, and this dark yet beautacious sound is ever-so present on Septicflesh’s 10th and most recent studio album ‘Codex Omega’ which is a more than worthy follow-up to their 2014 LP ‘Titan’ due to it being stunning in its scale and punishing in its ferocity.

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Watch GONE IN APRIL’s WW2 Inspired New Music Video Feat. TESTAMENT/DEATH Bassist Steve Di Giorgio

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GONE IN APRIL, the symphonic melodic death metal ensemble from Canada-USA, releases a WW II inspired music video for ‘As Hope Welcomes Death‘, filmed and edited by Norwegian artist Thomas Mortveit. The song ‘As Hope Welcomes Death‘ is taken from the band’s sophomore album ‘Threads of Existence‘, recorded at WaveTransform Studio, USA.

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Watch BELPHEGOR’s Blasphemous New Lyric Video “Apophis – Black Dragon”

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Hailing from one of Europe’s most pristine and beautiful countries, Austria, they are dark, grim and blasphemous, something that is of stark contrast from their motherland. BELPHEGOR continue to raise horns and spit out epic dark and heavy music as we await their all new 11th studio album ‘Totentritual‘ coming out this September 15, via Nuclear Blast Records. In support of their new album the band has released a second single in the form of a lyric video for the song, ‘Apophis – Black Dragon‘. The song sounds blasphemous and vicious. Psst, that double bass though!

Also check out the previously released first track, ‘Baphomet‘ HERE!

Check it out below.

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