NE OBLIVISCARIS – “Urn” (Season of Mist)

Founded in the Australian coastal city of Melbourne, Ne Obliviscaris took the inspiration for their name from the proud motto of Argyll, Scotland’s Clan Campbell which means “forget not”. From the start, this collective of exceptional musicians made it clear that they did not intend to follow any trends or walk on well-trodden paths.

Ne Obliviscaris had just released a new album in October, “Urn” via Season of the Mist. I gave it a listen and I found it quite interesting. I have never heard of this band before so I was heavily interested in checking it out. Formed in 2003, Ne Obliviscaris (pronounced; Nay Ob-li-vis-kar-is) hit the live scene February, 2006 to widespread critical acclaim throughout Australia with many hailing their unique sound, intense live shows and talented line-up.

This melodic metal band from Australia has some good points. I liked the industrial vibe of mixing the light and the dark. It felt like Placebo meets Abbath in a kind of way. It gave me the feeling of Frankenstein and his monster created a metal band. The clean singer and violinist ,Tim Charles, gives a heavenly peaceful sound in contrast to the chaotic demon like growls of Xenyor. I must say some of the songs fell flat in conveying the emotions of the heavier parts but it still painted beautiful dark pictures in my mind. The album opener “Libera (Part 1) – Saturnine Spheres” and third track “Intra Venis” are two of my faves off this record.

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I found it very interesting the way the violin, heavy guitar and drums blended together to give it a dark Victorian feel. The contrast between the singers sold it for me I just wish Xenyor pulled more emotion into his powerful voice instead of at time’s falling flat. They both are very talented and I will be checking out their previous albums because now I want to catch up and be prepared for what they will have next. If you haven’t checked out their album please do. I am quite sure you will find it interesting and it will draw you in with its hypnotically vibrant sound and dark tone. Please keep following Capital Chaos TV and I for your music news and reviews. please check out my next Coast to Coast review where I bring you the best from Sacramento and Richmond VA, two of my home towns.

Check out Ne Obliviscaris, on the remaining dates of their tour with Allegaeon and grab a copy of their new album, online here or at a record store near you.

28 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
29 – Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club
30 – Houston, TX – Acadia Live

December
1 – Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
3 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
4 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

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Author: Nikki Knight

Exhumed “Death Revenge” in Richmond, Virginia – Live Show Review

Hey there, it’s Nikki Knight bringing you once again, a review of another awesome Metal show! This time it is Gore Metal God’s Exhumed with Arkaik, Disintegrated & Loud Night at Strange Matter in Richmond, Virginia. Allow me walk you through my awesome night full of metal, moshing and mayhem.

First to hit the stage was Loud Night, and yes they were indeed loud and awesome. The guitar riffs and bass were amazing. The drummer pounded the drums as if to pound away flesh. The music was great and high energy. The vocalist had a powerful voice and took control of the crowd. He made us laugh in between songs. This was a definite good choice to have them open this show

After a smoke break, and a little praying to the booze God’s that someone offers to buy my broke ass a beer (successful), Disintegrated came on to the stage. This is an awesome grindcore band. The fast rhythm of the drums, pummeling your face, took off with the excellent riffs of the guitar and bass. The lead singers vocals were deep and guttural. The power in his voice, vibrated through out the whole crowd. They didn’t take too long, in between songs to get started on the next one. It was like rapid attack of mosh worthy grindcore metal. I truly enjoyed their set.

Next up was Riverside, California’s Arkaik. They have a new album “Nemethia” that came out on Unique Leader Records in September. Definitely check them out because they are not ones to miss. The technicality of the guitarists riffs, were amazing and so fast you can hardly see their fingers. The crowd ate them up and so did I. The vocalist had very strong and powerful range. He kept checking in on the audience maintaining our full focus. He introduced a few new songs, and I will be honest I am interested in this new album and I haven’t even heard the first ones. This show has made me a fan.

Now for the part we had been waiting for, Exhumed. On this tour they are introducing their 6th album on Relapse Records, “Death Revenge”, which is a concept album, that takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery. The show opens up with the eerie “Death Revenge Overture”, red lights and low billowing fog setting the tone. A masked mad scientist, comes out on stage to get the crowd ready, as the band is getting together on stage. Matt Harvey brings the songs to life with his voice and creates a feeling of chaotic wonderment. The band works well together bouncing off each others energy. The sound of the guitars bass and drums, along with the vocals create a fun filled environment. The mosh pits were rolling as a drunk girl, hops up on stage, partying it up, as the band continues to play and we’re quite patient with her as security helped her off the stage. I helped keep her busy moshing, with having her almost knock me over.

Then the masked man came back with a chainsaw wielding it through the crowd as everyone cheered. He then put some sort of electric helmet on the guitarist ,and electrocuted him as he played a solo riff, and came back to life, with the masked man handing him a beer, because of course beer helps heal that sort of thing. As the set progressed, more people started to move around and mosh, people were so in awe, a very memorable new friend screamed “I would suck dick for this band!”. Near the end of the set, the masked man pulls out this coffin, and opens it up revealing a dead body. He takes the head and sprays the front row with blood. After the last song people kept clamoring for more so they did two encore songs. I did not want this show to end. Be on the look out for tour dates near you, and definitely check out their new release, “Deaths Revenge” currently availble at all of your favourite music outlets.

Image may contain: 4 peopleCheck out Exhumed, on the remaining dates of this tour, with Arkaik and grab a copy of their new album, online here or at a record store near you.
11/27/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
11/28/2017 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/29/2017 Sonia’s – Boston, MA
11/30/2017 Fuzebox – Albany, NY
12/01/2017 Buzzbin – Canton, OH
12/02/2017 Pike Room – Detroit, MI
12/03/2017 Northside Yacht – Cincinnati, OH
12/04/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
12/05/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
12/06/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
12/07/2017 Vaudeville Mews -Des Moines, IA
12/08/2017 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK

Set list….Death Revenge Overture, Defenders of the Grave, Lifeless, Decrepit Crescendo, Casketkrusher, Torso, Limb from Limb, Dead End, Night Work, Waxwork, Unspeakable, Distorted and Twisted to Form, Coins Upon the Eyes, As Hammer to Anvil, Open the Abscess

I’m here to let you know the happenings in the hardcore metal and punk scene from Sac to RVA. I hope you enjoy this article there is so much more to come. Please support your local scene and touring bands. Keep watching videos and stay up to date on articles for all your music needs here at Capital Chaos TV.

80’s Thrash label giant Combat Records to relaunch in 2018

So we have a huge announcement to make. And, for once, that is really, truly, an understatement. We have teased this for a while, but now the cat is officially coming out of the bag. Most of you will remember Combat Records as one of the seminal thrash labels of the 1980s, their most prominent artist being, of course, Megadeth (the COMBAT imprint appeared on all MEGADETH releases through COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION.) Combat was also home to Helstar, Circle Jerks, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, and many more of the most influential Metal and Punk bands of all time.

After a handful of ownership changes and weird attempted reboots, COMBAT went dormant in the early 2000s, the catalog got absorbed by SONY, and the label itself ceased to exist. In 2016, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, with his partner Thom Hazaert from EMP Label Group, did the due diligence to research and acquire the intellectual property for the COMBAT RECORDS brand, and bring it home to the EMP family.

With the UTMOST respect to the legacy of the past, COMBAT will relaunch in 2018 as an imprint of EMP LABEL GROUP, releasing not only new releases from classic Thrash and Metal artists, but as a home for new and up and coming artists as well. It is an honor and a privilege to resurrect one of the World’s most recognized and beloved Metal brands, that has been such an instrumental and important piece of David’s history and legacy.

This is really only HALF the story, as we have secured some releases from mind-blowing legendary artists that we are dying to announce.. Look for a full press release coming later this week with more details, info on some releases, etc. But all things in good time. Ladies and Gentlemen, prepare for COMBAT. Via EMP Label Group

Hopsin Releases 8th Album ‘No Shame” & “ILL Mind of Hopsin 9” Music Video

300 recording artist, Hopsin has released his 8th studio album, No Shame, which is available at all digital music retailers and streaming services here.

No Shame is a visionary compilation of 17 tracks recorded and produced by Hopsin. Leading up to the exciting album release, Hopsin has released numerous music videos like “The Purge” and “Witch Doctor” for his fans, who have been inquiring about the rapper 2 year-long break from the music industry.

One of hip-hop’s most talked about lyricist celebrated the release of No Shame by hosting 6 listening parties, in 6 different places around the world, within 6 days. Hospin greeted fans from Amsterdam (11/16), London (11/17), New York (11/18), Toronto (11/19), Denver (11/20), and Los Angeles (11/21) with an exclusive listen to the album and a mind-blowing performance.

No Shame marks Hopsin’s first release in since his widely acclaimed 2015 album, Pound Syndrome. Since Pound Syndrome, Hopsin has evolved as a man and came to terms with his past and this new album reflects that.

No Shame is filled with internal conversations and self-acceptance. Hopsin kicks with “Hotel In Sydney.” He’s in conversation with a police officer, as he relives his devastating arrest in Australia. Hopsin’s fans most anticipated release, “ILL Mind of Hopsin 9,” is an ode to his 10 month-old so, whom he has never met before. Hopsin’s anger is reduced to a calmness, he is vulnerably honest with his choices and aims to change their strained relationship. An unexpected track from Hopsin, who is usually satirical and passionately loud is “Marcus’s Gospel ft. Michael Speaks,” referring to his real name ‘Marcus,’ he dislikes his public and private persona. Throughout No Shame, Hopsin shares his struggle with adapting to his current ‘miraculous’ reality.

Hopsin peels back his truth on No Shame and delivers nothing short of a compelling body of work that walks his fans and new listeners through his own trials and tribulations. No Shame is available now on all streaming platforms and the music video for “ILL Mind of Hopsin 9” is out now!

Kirk Windstein of Crowbar Interviewed in Sacramento, California

In the video below, Kirk Windstein of Crowbar talks musical heroes, new Crowbar music, past record label experiences, playing with Overkill and more with Iron Serbian of Capital Chaos TV on their recent stop in Sacramento, California.

Crowbar is an American heavy metal band formed in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1990. Through infusing a slow, low-keyed, brooding doom metal sound with hardcore punk aggression, they pioneered sludge metal alongside other bands of the New Orleans heavy metal scene such as Eyehategod, Soilent Green, Acid Bath, and Down.

Russian Progressive Rockers STARSOUP Streaming New Song

Russian progressive rockers STARSOUP have released new single “Your World is Dead,” a track from forthcoming album Castles of Sand. You can stream it below.

STARSOUP will release sophomore album Castles of Sand digitally on November 20 and on CD December 1 via Metalism Records.

After inspiring debut album Bazaar of Wonders (2013, Sublimity Records), the band took a break due to leader Alexey Markov taking part in his other projects DISTANT SUN (power/thrash metal) and GARAGE DAYZ (Metallica S&M Tribute Show).

But the long wait will be worth it! Castles of Sand is even more eclectic than the debut album with thrash metal, soft rock, progressive, folk and singer-songwriter tracks mixed together. The album will certainly appeal to the fans of QUEENSRYCHE, PAIN OF SALVATION and CIRCLE II CIRCLE.

There will be two versions of the CD available: a standard jewel case with 12-page booklet and a deluxe digipack with 24-page color booklet, a STARSOUP guitar pick, and stickers. The CD versions also include two bonus tracks (“Light Up the Stars” and “Road to Sunset”). Digital pre-orders are available here on iTunes.

EXHUMED To Begin US Headlining Tour This Week; Death Revenge Out Now

Gore metal maniacs EXHUMED will kick off their US headlining tour this week. Set to begin November 15th and run through December 8th, the trek follows the band’s recent performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. Support will be provided by Arkaik. See confirmed dates below.

EXHUMED will be touring in support of latest full-length, Death Revenge. The band’s sixth full-length sees them tread into ambitious new territory with their first concept album: a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. Death Revenge takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery. Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Eternal, Gruesome), Death Revenge takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths.

EXHUMED w/ Arkaik:
11/15/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/16/2017 The Garage – Ventura, CA
11/18/2017 Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV
11/19/2017 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
11/21/2017 Alamo City Music – San Antonio, TX
11/22/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX
11/24/2017 Club 529 – Atlanta, GA
11/25/2017 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
11/26/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
11/27/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
11/28/2017 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/29/2017 Sonia’s – Boston, MA
11/30/2017 Fuzebox – Albany, NY
12/01/2017 Buzzbin – Canton, OH
12/02/2017 Pike Room – Detroit, MI
12/03/2017 Northside Yacht – Cincinnati, OH
12/04/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
12/05/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
12/06/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
12/07/2017 Vaudeville Mews -Des Moines, IA
12/08/2017 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK