INTERNAL BLEEDING the New York Godfathers of Slam Metal have returned with their first new release in 10 years. The new album, their first of new material since 2004’s “Onward To Mecca”. is entitled “Imperium” and contains 9 tracks of brutal New York Death. Opening track Fabricating Bliss wastes no time in getting started and pummels from the opening notes. With a clean, dry yet powerful production the Internal Bleeding sound bursts through the speakers/headphones. Original members Chris Pervelis (Guitar) and Bill Tolley (Drums) ensure elements of the classic Internal Bleeding style. Newer members Keith Devito (Vocals) and Jason Liff (Bass) handle their parts admirably, bringing great energy, and with Jason incredible technical prowess. Alternating between fast, mid-tempo and slow sections the ferociousness never relents.
Another highlight track that is especially brutal is track 3 The Pageantry Of Savagery, combining extreme technicality along with aggression that definitely will get your head slamming. Another interesting part of the album is the mini 3 part Trilogy The Patterns of Force, which covers tracks 4,5 and 6 (Acts 1,2,3). The tempo rises and falls with a common theme throughout the tracks.The album finishes strong with the epic, near six minute Castigo Corpus Meum (track 9). This is a triumphant return for a classic, influential band. A Brutal no frills album of classic Death Metal with a Groove. Going on 23 years since they first started putting out brutal underground demos that ushered in Slam Metal, Internal Bleeding are still going strong and this release will stand up against most of the current offerings in Extreme Metal.If you are a fan of classic Death Metal, Internal Bleeding or are just looking for pure technical brutality this release is recommended.
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10/29 Seattle, WA @ el Corazon
10/30 Portland, OR @ Bosonova Theater
10/31 Sacramento, CA @ Star Lite Lounge
11/1 Oakland, CA @ Metro w/ Today Is The Day
11/2 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory w/ Today Is The Day
11/3 Los Angeles, CA @ Los globos
11/4 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
11/5 Ventura, CA @ The Garage
Swedish death-thrashers THE HAUNTED continue to spread the word for their 8th full-length album, Exit Wounds, recently released worldwide via Century Media Records. Today, the video clip for the high-energy track “Eye Of the Storm”, produced by Oliver Barth of Visions In Fear / http://www.visions-in-fear.de, is being debuted at the following location: http://youtu.be/uNAwrj1EUo8
Upon release, Exit Wounds managed to enter the international sales charts:
USA #151 Top Current Albums
USA #5 Heatseekers
For another preview of Exit Wounds, stream below.
Exit Wounds is available in the following different formats:
-Standard Jewel Case CD
-Limited edition Mediabook CD (Incl. 2 bonus tracks and expanded booklet)
-LP / Black 180gr. Vinyl – Unlimited
-LP / White 180gr. Vinyl – Limited to 100 copies (exclusive via CM Webshop)
-LP / Transparent Red 180gr. Vinyl – Limited to 200 copies (exclusive via CM Distro USA)
-LP / Clear 180gr. Vinyl – Limited to 100 copies (exclusive via NBR)
-Boxset – Limited to 500, hand-numbered copies worldwide (exclusive via CM Distro; contains the Mediabook CD, a beanie, a patch, 3 buttons and a poster)
Exit Wounds track-listing:
2. Cutting Teeth
3. My Salvation
5. Eye Of The Storm
6. Trend Killer
7. Time (Will Not Heal)
8. All I Have
10. My Enemy
11. Kill The Light
12. This War
14. Ghost In The Machine
The two exclusive bonus tracks featured on the Mediabook CD edition are “As The Poison Sets In” and “The Manifestation”.
The physical formats can be purchased here: http://smarturl.it/thehauntedCMD. To purchase the album digitally via iTunes, head here: http://smarturl.it/exitwoundsiTunes
Featuring artwork by Andreas “Diaz” Pettersson (who designed the band’s first four releases, as well as their iconic logo), Exit Wounds is an unmistakable return to form for THE HAUNTED. The album sees a revamped line-up that includes founding members Jonas Björler (bass) and Jensen (guitars) teaming up with former members Adrian Erlandsson (drums) and Marco Aro (vocals), together with newest member Ola Englund (guitars). Exit Wounds contains the full spectrum of artillery that a modern extreme metal band can possibly showcase.
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STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Scandinavia’s leading all-lady hard rock/heavy metal outfit, Crucified Barbara, has teamed up with CraveOnline.com to launch a music video for the new track “I Sell My Kids for Rock’N’Roll.
The song comes from the band’s recently released fourth album In the Red, out now on Despotz Records.
“Crucified Barbara would like to thank the narrowness and prejudice that grows and thrives all the way up to the elite of the music business for the inspiration for this song,” the band told CraveOnline.com.
In the Red can be purchased on iTunes
The band’s Despotz debut was recorded at Studio Music-A-Matic, Gothenburg with producer Chips Kiesby and engineer Henryk Lip. Artwork for album number four comes courtesy of Stockholm, Sweden artist Erik Rovanpera.
Dealing with topics like misogyny and animal rights, Crucified Barbara calls In the Red“the best thing we’ve ever done musically. We have always been shocked by injustice and oppression, and this time, our opinions have taken an even bigger place in the songwriting.”
1. I Sell My Kids for Rock’N’Roll
2. To Kill a Man
3. Electric Sky
4. The Ghost Inside
5. Don’t Call On Me
6. In The Red
7. Lunatic #1
9. Finders Keepers
10. Do You Want Me
11. Follow The Stream
Crucified Barbara formed in 1998 in Stockholm, Sweden with punk as a first inspiration, which can still be found as a presence today. However, throughout the years the quartet has evolved towards a harder, heavier and more contrast-filled rock sound, mixing elements of thrash, sleaze and hard rock.
Over the course of its 15-plus year existence, Crucified Barbara has toured alongside and supported such acclaimed acts as In Flames, Sepultura, Motorhead, Backyard Babies, Doro and more, while touring extensively across Europe. The band has also visited Russia, Australia and both South and North America.
Crucified Barbara will head out for a lengthy European tour in support of In the Red this fall.
Stay tuned for more information on Crucified Barbara and In the Red, out now on Despotz.
36 Crazyfists is a four-piece Alaskan band originally based in Anchorage and later based in Portland, Oregon, in the United States. The band’s name comes from a Jackie Chan movie, Jackie Chan And The 36 Crazy Fists. They have released six studio albums, In the Skin, Bitterness the Star, A Snow Capped Romance, Rest Inside the Flames, The Tide And Its Takers and Collisions and Castaways.
Looking at the band logo for the Brazilian based band Kattah, you’d think you were about to listen to something out of the Middle East. Upon listening to their music, it gets even more confusing but if you stick it out, you will be exposed to one of the most diverse albums I’ve heard in a long time. In their second album titled Lapis Lazuli, (which is the name of blue semi precious stone that is mined in Afghanistan) which comes out October 27th, Kattah have delivered an amazing and eclectic mix of metal, Middle Eastern grooves and a dose of Brazilian flare that will have you coming back for more. Lead singer Roni Sauaf delivers vocals that are clearly reminiscent of one of his influences, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. The vocals soar in this album and Roni does an amazing job of changing his tone during some songs which really adds gravitas to the music. Guitarist Victor Brochard rips through the album with old school metal thrashiness, heavy grooves but also very light acoustic work and killer leads; all around a Hell of a musician. Drummer, Cristian Alex and bassist, Cicero Chagas, round out the lineup in this killer 13 track album that runs just under an hour. Stand out tracks in this album for me were “Vetus Espiritus” (latin for “old spirit”) which I think truly showcases Roni’s vocals perfectly and delivers heavy guitar rhythms, a VERY catchy chorus and a great guitar solo to boot.
Another stand out track was the title song “Lapis Lazuli” which starts with a traditional Brazilian themed rhythm and then pounds into metal guitars to then stop tempo and go into a slow vocal focused section where Roni’s whispers begin in English and then goes into a Brazilian chant. It was a breath of fresh air to hear them in their native tongue as I would hate to think that a Brazilian based band wouldn’t add in some of their culture, which they do more in the song when vocalist Roni recites a lullaby with children’s voices accompanying him. A really wild track that showcases everything Kattah can do musically. The final track was the BIG breath of fresh air “A Capoeira”. This is only a 43 second track but it’s a traditional Capoeira beat that would accompany a ginga, a triangle step in the Brazilian martial art, but then switches into metal version of the beat. I can’t say enough of this album and how much I enjoyed it and how much I appreciate what Kattah is bringing into the metal genre with their brand of metal. I look forward to seeing them branch out more and tour as well as they definitely need more exposure. Killer vocals, great guitar work and musical ideas that are unique and different. Look out for Kattah’s album Lapis Lazuli October 27th 2014. This needs to be in everyone’s collection. Robb Napalm/Capital Chaos TV
“Aggressive and in-your-face and the fastest album we’ve ever done. I was able to concentrate on leads and I played some of the best stuff I ever have.”
This is how guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt of Bay Area thrashers EXODUS describes his work on the band’s tenth studio album, Blood In, Blood Out in the first of five trailers showcasing material from the bonus “Making Of” DVD entitled “Blood Upon The Goat,” which will be included in the album’s digi-pak and import box set versions.
Listen to the new album EXODUS track “Salt The Wound” featuring a guest guitar solo by original EXODUS & current METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and lead vocal work by returning band frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB4brr7vf-P4egVHvggweOlSKfM2oB7qs
Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In, Blood Out can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats. Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION) + a poster (while supplies last).
Fans who pre-order Blood In, Blood Out on iTunes will receive an instant “Salt The Wound” download. Get yours here: http://geni.us/exobiboitunes
Louisiana blackened thrash perpetrators, GOATWHORE, are currently readying for their next round of headlining live assaults. Slated to commence in Houston on September 15th, the band will quash nearly two dozen US cities including recently added dates in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, New York, Virginia, Georgia and Florida as well as five shows supporting death rock/horror punk icons, Samhain! From there, GOATWHORE will bring their canticles of chaos overseas for a European invasion with Dying Fetus an Fallujah. The lengthy expedition embarks on November 8th in Liege, Belgium and comes to a ceremonial close on December 19th in Hamburg, Germany.
Due to the upcoming birth of his first son, GOATWHORE bassist James Harvey will be sitting out both tours. In the interim, the band has enlisted bassist TA from San Antonio blackened death horde, HOD.
Comments Harvey of his absence, “Unfortunately, I will be staying home for the upcoming tour dates with Samhain as well as the European tour with Dying Fetus and Fallujah. This is due to the upcoming birth of my first son by my longtime girlfriend, Lorrena. He is due between the middle and the end of September and I will be staying home to fulfill my paternal duties. Obviously we have known about this for months and have planned accordingly – our friend TA from the Texas band, HOD, will be filling in on bass duties for the upcoming US tour. I am bummed that I will not be able to go back out on the road for the rest of the year, but I’m sure everyone understands the gravity of welcoming a new life into the world. I wish the best of luck to the guys on the upcoming runs and hope to see everyone soon.” Tour dates here..