OBSCURA Raises The Bar With Their Brand New Song, “Diluvium”!

Hey, all you tech and prog nerds! Look here, German progressive tech death band OBSCURA are back with a brand new single, “Diluvium” from their eponymous upcoming studio album. I’ve been hooked onto OBSCURA ever since I fell in love with their masterpiece of an album, ‘Cosmogenesis‘, well every album they do is fucking masterpiece. None the less, the German quartet today release their title track from ‘Diluvium‘, which is due out on 13th of July, via Relapse Records. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday gift!

Pre-order for the upcoming record opens today along with the release of the single. A bit over a year ago, OBSCURA put out ‘Akroasis‘, an absolute chart buster and a monumental landmark in their catalog. It’s not been much long and we already have a new song and an album lined up the sleeve.

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State Of The Art: Louisiana’s ORIFIST [Official Album Stream]

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

This month’s state is Louisiana!

Providing a powerful boost of energy and creativity to old school death metal, is New Orleans own, Orifist. The trio consisting of Devin Jones (guitar/vocals), Matt Fogarty (lead vocals), and Dominick Mora (drums) present a murderous sound, reminiscent of the classics, with names like Suffocation, Morbid Angel, and Death immediately coming to mind. Continue reading

DYING FETUS Announce European Summer Headlining Tour Dates

Death metal overlords DYING FETUS announce the European Annihilation Summer headlining tour. The tour begins August 2 at Wacken Open Air in Germany and ends August 25 at Death Feast in Andernach, DE. Direct support will be provided by CARNIFEX, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, GOATWHORE and VENOM PRISON on select dates. The tour includes additional festival appearances at Brutal Assault, Rockstadt Extreme, Party San and more! All confirmed tour dates are listed below.

Additionally, DYING FETUS will also perform at Las Vegas Deathfest and at 3 Floyds Brewing’s Dark Lord Day in May. Las Vegas Deathfest features additional Relapse artists INCANTATION, CEPHALIC CARNAGE and DEVOURMENT. Dark Lord Day in Munster, IN features support from label mates PIG DESTROYER and BRAIN TENTACLES plus REVOCATION, ALL HELL and CANYON OF THE SKULL.

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Review: UNFLESH – ‘Savior’ [Official Video Stream]

Boston-based, extreme metal band, Unflesh is set to release their first full-length studio album, ‘Savior’ on May 25th, 2018. The musical style on this record embodies the aura of black metal wickedness, while infusing technical death metal ferocity and rich, complex melodies in a way that transcend the confinements of a single sub-genre. The riffing is ingeniously intricate and inspired, vocals are venomous and vile, but those drums! The hyper aggressive drumming performance on ‘Savior’ is utterly relentless and impressive thanks to the otherworldly kit skills of drummer, Chris Dovas (Seven Spires). Not to diminish the other elements, which are arguably just as awesome, but what Dovas so phenominally brings to this record is almost its own selling point. Continue reading

Album Review: RIVERS OF NIHIL – ‘Where Owls Know My Name’ [Track Streams]

The mystery that shrouds any band’s upcoming album, especially of a band that is well versed with diversity in their music, is certainly not nonchalant. I wasn’t aware RIVERS OF NIHIL would be coming up with their third studio effort, ‘Where Owls Know My Name‘ this year until a few weeks back. As soon as the news dawned upon my conscience, I knew I had to request the album for a review, cause I remember their 2015 album, ‘Monarchy‘ had impressed me so much, it left me wanting for more. Fast forward to March 16th, 2018, the Pennsylvania quintet will be dropping their third full length in what could possibly be their best effort and certainly one that will garner itself a place in the top ten album listing by this year’s end.

Releasing on Metal Blade Records this 16th, RIVERS OF NIHIL have set the bar high when it comes to discovering uncharted territories that transcends your musical comfort zone. One of the most recently emerging and forward thinking artist in the metal sphere, the band has always managed to drop jaws with their progressive yet ferocious music. Not to forget, the wide array of experimentation the band has delved in their work, which makes RIVERS OF NIHIL truly an artistically elite band. So, with all the teasing I just did, do I make it look like ‘Where Owls Know My Name‘ easily surpasses what its predecessor achieved? Let’s find out!

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INTERVIEW: GOROD On Promoters, “We Learned New Ways How Shady Promoters Or Agents Act”

How about some technical death metal with a tinge of jazzy and funk influence? If this doesn’t entice your pleasures then I don’t know what will. GOROD is a tech death band hailing from Bordeaux, France formed back in 1997, but with a different name. The initial name with which the band started out was Gorgasm, and that soon changed to GOROD when they re-released their debut record ‘Neurotripsicks‘ under Willowtip Records(US) in 2005 with two new bonus tracks in it. The name change was primarily due to avoid confusion with another band of the same name back in Chicago, USA.

GOROD are one of the most technically proficient death metal bands out there and are the flag bearers of the extreme metal scene in France. The band’s music works on many levels and it truly showcases the incredible talent each member in the band possess. Their version of jazz oriented, progressive tech death has shot them to worldwide attention in the death metal community.Having played the Maryland Deathfest in the U.S., a couple of European runs over the years and six full lengths under their belt, GOROD isn’t shying away to make their filthy and heavy sound heard all across the globe.

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Album Review: NARCOTIC WASTELAND – ‘Delirium Tremens’

Remember Dallas-Toler Wade? Yeah, the former NILE vocalist who is no longer a part of the technical death metal band. Tadaa! he is back with his main project NARCOTIC WASTELAND with their follow up album to the self titled debut record, their sophomore effort is known as ‘Delirium Tremens’ and is slated to be released tomorrow on October 13, out via Megaforce Records. The quartet from Fayetteville, North Carolina has put out yet another incredible death metal album that has the potential to end itself up on the year end top album lists.

‘Delirium Tremens’ was produced and mixed by NARCOTIC WASTELAND at Vegas View Recording and Dallas’ home studio. For recording and mixing, the band tapped Grammy award winning producer Neil Kernon at Auslander, with mastering by metal producer-elite Alan Douches at West West Side Music. So, how heavy does Dallas and his team’s sophomore record weigh? Let’s find out!

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THE LAST OF LUCY Announce New Album, Release Date & Other Details

 

Based in Orange County/Los Angeles, California, THE LAST OF LUCY are back with a new offering of experimental and jazz-inflected chaotic technical death metal on their upcoming full-length, Ashvattha. Which is set for release on November 17th and boasts incredible cover artwork from renowned French artist Remy Cooper (Headsplit Design). THE LAST OF LUCY is a technical death metal group that incorporates various elements of Grind, Jazz, Ambient, & Classical music.

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ARCHSPIRE: “Relentless Mutation” Full Album Stream Available Now

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

Tour Announcement: Archspire

Archspire have announced an album release tour in anticipation of “Relentless Mutation” set to release September 22, 2017. The “Relentless Mutation Album Release Tour 2017″ will take place between September 15 and October 6, 2017 and will be hitting stops in both Canada, and the United States. Continue reading