Blood For You: A Literary Tribute to GG Allin

GG Allin was confined to a world where he couldn’t fulfill his potential. He punched and kicked at the boundaries, eager for something bigger, something crazier, something much more fucked up.

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Think GG was extreme? You don’t know the half of it.

GG Allin’s exploits are legendary. The music, the shows, the violence, the bodily fluids. But GG Allin was confined to a world where he couldn’t fulfill his potential. He punched and kicked at the boundaries, eager for something bigger, something crazier, something much more fucked up. But the real world refused to give him the adventures he needed.

Now, thanks to underground fiction’s most talented scumfucs, GG is cast in a series of adventures that truly befit his outlaw spirit. In these pages, GG Allin is a secret agent, engaging in cult-smashing missions in exchange for dirty sex with George and Barbara Bush. He’s a shit-eating, spaceship-piloting and time-traveling savior of humanity. He’s an orisha, called upon to save prisoners from ‘roid rage mutant guards. He’s one half of a deepfried onion ring ouroboros with his soulmate John Wayne Gacy. He’s thousands of clones living inside your giant robot body.

“Blood For You” is a 190 page 8.5″ x 5.5″ book edited by MP Johnson and Sam Richard and published by WeirdPunk Books

Pittsburgh Death/Thrash Outfit Hemotoxin to Release ‘Biological Enslavement’ in April on Unspeakable Axe Records‏

Categorizing what kind of music HEMOTOXIN makes is harder than it would seem. Their brand of melodic death/thrash springs from a whole host of metal influences: progressive death metal (e.g. DEATH, ATHEIST), classic thrash (MEGADETH, SLAYER and others), and even some black metal and prog rock.

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 Progressive Death/Thrash Outfit HEMOTOXIN will release sophomore full-length Biological Enslavement April 15 on Unspeakable Axe Records.

Categorizing what kind of music HEMOTOXIN makes is harder than it would seem.  Their brand of melodic death/thrash springs from a whole host of metal influences: progressive death metal (e.g. DEATH, ATHEIST), classic thrash (MEGADETH, SLAYER and others), and even some black metal and prog rock.  Any given song could groove, then thrash, then send you through a dizzying labyrinth of elaborate riffs and ideas.  Somehow they juggle all these influences and produce from it a cohesive whole, while keeping the aggression high and the song’s core melodic components front and center.

Whatever they are doing, HEMOTOXIN do it very well, and they’ve only gotten tighter and more adventurous as a unit since their 2013 debut.  Now their follow-up full-length is ready to be unleashed.  At 9 tracks and just 35 succinct minutes, Biological Enslavement will take you on a journey more interesting than most albums twice its length.
Biological Enslavement will be made available for pre-order in mid-March through the Unspeakable Axe Store and label Bandcamp page.
Track Listing:
1. Decadence
2. Regression
3. Minus Human
4. Not of this World
5. Forgotten Faces
6. The Alchemist
7. Bleak Prognosis
8. A Journey Through Dreams
9. Transparent Eyes

NilExistence Debut New Song: “Pitch Black Perception”‏

NilExistence will release Existence in Revelation on March 25. The album includes a 12-page booklet with artwork by Seth Siro Anton (Septicflesh), and was mixed/mastered at Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Decapitated, Vader) by the Wiesławski brothers in Poland.

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Moravia, NY Death Metallers NilExistence have debuted new song “Pitch Black Perception” from debut album Existence in RevelationNilExistence will release Existence in Revelation on March 25. The album includes a 12-page booklet with artwork by Seth Siro Anton (Septicflesh), and was mixed/mastered at Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Decapitated, Vader)  by the Wiesławski brothers in Poland.

Drummer/vocalist Kyle Kratzer (ex-Disfigured Dead) had this to say about the album title and lyrical content:

“Existence In Revelation is based on the life experiences that have affected Dave Gruver (guitar/vocals) and myself during the writing period. The idea behind the title comes from how I personally felt when in the midst of a darker period. When one finds himself in a “revelation” type state, they have a few choices in which to handle the new information or realization they discovered; they may take the newly acquired knowledge and expand upon their problem/life, take nothing from the experience and brush it off, or stay stuck in the revelation itself (which is the route explored on the album.) As if in a bubble, one neither acts nor fails to act upon the new knowlegde, but instead remains within the revelation (bubble). The lyrics are based upon what I saw and learned within this revelation.”

Track Listing:
1. The Quietus
2. This Throne’s Carved From Greed
3. Primordial Transgression
4. If Snakes Could Talk, My Words Would Slither
5. Pitch Black Perception
6. To Give Is To Serve
7. Tyranny Is Blind, And The Tyrant
8. Screams Form Silence

Virus Syndicate Return With New Music Video “Chaos & Commotion”

Never ones to shy away from a little controversy, “Chaos & Commotion” sees the band explore the unsettling topic of drug abuse and its’s subsequent turmoil in an unsettling five-minute video

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Since the announcement of Manchester UK collective Virus Syndicate‘s return on new LP Symptomatic, out now via their imprint Midication Records, the band has found their music sparking debate thanks to a combination of in-your-face attitude and blunt force lyrical rhymes. Beginning with the banning of lead music video “Psychopath” in France, the band’s largest market, followed by NSFW comic relief on “Gimme The Mic,” the band have unleashed their latest audio-visual stunner on new music video for “Chaos & Commotion.”
 

Never ones to shy away from a little controversy, “Chaos & Commotion” sees the band explore the unsettling topic of drug abuse and its’s subsequent turmoil in an unsettling five-minute video. Ripping the blinders off and giving us a heavy dose of reality, “Chaos & Commotion” confronts the viewer and invites them to step out of their comfort zone to face an issue that touches us all. Paired with the single’s infectiously dark and roving dub melodies, “Chaos & Commotion’s” moody realism will not soon be out of mind.
A true testament to Syndicate’s growth as artists after a decade at the forefront of the grime/hip-hop game, Symptomatic represents the band’s full evolution from MCs to fully fledged music producers as the entire LP is produced in-house and solely by Virus Syndicate. Hear the fullSymptomatic LP out now via the band’s label Midication Records.

Brand Spankin New Music From Through The Eyes Of The Dead

“We’ve been working our asses off on this new material and it’s showing to be some of our best yet. Please share it and let us know what you think in the comments. Keep in mind this is pre production, we will deliver the real thing to you in 2016”.

Pre production track from the band’s as of yet untitled EP due out in 2016! www.TTEOTD.com for more updates. Pre production was recorded and mixed by John Boyce of Sylar Sound Studios in Bensalem, PA

“We’ve been working our asses off on this new material and it’s showing to be some of our best yet. Please share it and let us know what you think in the comments. Keep in mind this is pre production, we will deliver the real thing to you in 2016”.

New Music From Obscura

If you dig the Akróasis title track, “Sermon of the Seven Suns” will surely melt your face. “’Sermon of the Seven Suns,’ the opening track of our fourth album Akróasis, perfectly blends all sides of Obscura, past and present,” says Obscura frontman Steffen Kummerer

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It has been five years since the release of OBSCURA’s universally acclaimed Omnivium album. Now the progressive metal masters return with their strongest and most dynamic release to date. The aptly named Akróasis (Greek for “hearing” or “listening”) draws on all the various elements of OBSCURA‘s signature sound and combines those qualities into a cohesive and mind-blowing whole. The band has just shared a new track, “Sermon Of The Seven Suns”.’

Produced by the band and V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence), Akróasis is eight songs diverse enough to serve as a near-comprehensive introduction to all of extreme metal. Packed to the gills with virtuosic musicianship, compelling themes, and airtight songwriting, Akróasis will undoubtedly breathe new life into death metal, progressive metal and beyond.

If you dig the Akróasis title track, “Sermon of the Seven Suns” will surely melt your face. “’Sermon of the Seven Suns,’ the opening track of our fourth album Akróasis, perfectly blends all sides of Obscura, past and present,” says Obscura frontman Steffen Kummerer