Review: SCOUR – ‘Red’ EP. Supergroup Ft Philip Anselmo, Adam Jarvis… [Partial Album Stream]

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“[T]he Scour thing was something that just popped up, and it’s something that I think I can kill, something I can lay it out…it’s predominantly, in my ear, modern-ish black metal sounding, thrash black metal type stuff. I’m going to put my own spin on it. I don’t have to sound like your boy from Gorgoroth (laughter) to get my point across, man. There’s other ways of singing over that style of music, and I shall employ many styles” – Philip H. Anselmo talking to hellbound.ca

Just kill it? – too tame! The US extreme metal supergroup Scour, the brainchild of Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) have absolutely annihilated it once again with their ferocious new ‘Red’ EP out this Friday 3rd Nov via Anselmo’s own Housecore records label (physicals including CD, LP and merchandise orders here, and digital available here). The ‘Red’ EP offers a punishing 16-minute mix of pure modern black metal with pulsating grind and thrash which will leave you ‘seeing red’ with an insatiable bloodthirsty appetite for more – not that that’s a bad thing, existing fans of Scour are waiting heavily in anticipation for a full-length and if this EP is anything to go by, it will be an absolutely formidable aural battery full, pioneering the new chapter in US Black metal!

The record well exceeds expectations that were already set high after 2016’s debut ‘Grey’ EP, which reached an unprecedented #4 on the iTunes top 100 heavy metal albums just 2 days after release. The ‘Grey’ also saw release via Anselmo’s own Housecore label, just before their crushing performance at Hellfest Open Air festival featuring the Pantera classic “Strength Beyond Strength”. Continue reading

Members Of TYPE O NEGATIVE, DANZIG & AGNOSTIC FRONT Form SILVERTOMB

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Massive news for TYPE O NEGATIVE fans coming in as members of the former band, members of DANZIG & a single member of American hardcore metal band AGNOSTIC FRONT gear upto form SILVERTOMB, in what seems to be a massive supergroup. The members poised in this epic move are Kenny Hickey (TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEVENTH VOID) Johnny Kelly (TYPE O NEGATIVE, DANZIG, SEVENTH VOID), Hank Hell (SEVENTH VOID), Aaron Joos (AWAKEN THE SHADOW, EMPYREON) and Joseph James (AGNOSTIC FRONT). 

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DREAMCAR (A.F.I.’s Davey Havok + Members Of No Doubt) Release Single “Kill For Candy”

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DREAMCAR was a really surprising super group that was formed almost 2 years ago, but only became public knowledge over the past 6-7 months. The band features No Doubt’s Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young along with the vocal domination of A.F.I.’s Davey Havok. The band hasn’t really said much about what type of music they set out to make. Davey recently spoke about the bands first meeting together saying “just sitting at the table with them and hearing their thoughts on what they wanted to do which was essentially just have fun and create music in a very free open environment so I told them I’m in.” The word experiment has been thrown around in regards to the bands sound. I like most people assumed their sound would be a mix of rock, ska and punk influence. Tony Kanal stated “we had no idea where this was gonna go, this was just about getting in a room and making music together, and just having fun, and the beautiful thing is it’s been that ever since, for the last 2 and a half years. Like I don’t feel like that feeling ever changed.” The band had already accumulated thousands of fans before even releasing any music. Today the band launched their first single “Kill For Candy” from their upcoming yet to be titled album. “I can’t stop listening to it, so that’s always a good sign for me,” Kanal says, while noting the band is in the “final stages” of wrapping up the album. The song boasts a heavy 80’s pop rock influence, that could be reminiscent of Depeche Mode and maybe even Duran Duran. At this point I think DREAMCAR have a lot more up their sleeve than they are willing to show, I would be willing to make a large wager that the album as a whole will have an incredibly broad style. The band has also booked some tour dates on the West Coast. Until we are able to hear more enjoy the first single now streaming below.  Continue reading