Active since 2015, Sacremento, California-based progressive melodic death metal outfit The Odious Construct are a young band relatively speaking. Yet in their brief existence, they’ve moved at blinding speeds to continually refine their craft live and in the studio in order to reach the next level. After hashing out two single song demos in 2015, the band quickly released their well-received self-titled EP in July of 2016. 2016’s “The Odious Construct” was additionally praised by outlets such as Dead Rhetoric who called it “Straight-forward death metal with enough technical zest and melodic underpinnings to keep it interesting.”
Now in 2018, The Odious Construct have evolved as musicians and songwriters and are primed to release their strongest music to date on Shrine of the Obscene. Recently signed to The Artisan Era, Shrine of the Obscene will be The Odious Construct’s first effort on the label and is set for release on Friday, October 12th through The Artisan Era.
Throughout the five swift and deadly songs on Shrine of the Obscene, The Odious Construct carves out a path beyond the typical “complex for complexities sake” approach with a focus built upon catchy guitar melodies, straightforward brutality, and enhanced by orchestral flair to ensure the songs remain stuck in your head. The Odious Construct – Shrine of the Obscene will strongly appeal to fans of groups such as Alterbeast, The Black Dahlia Murder, Irreversible Mechanism, Virvum, and The Faceless.
“This upcoming EP is a progression from the previous self-titled EP. While still melodic, there is more speed and technicality involved, and there is more experimentation with orchestra instruments. Thematically, the writing is still dark. The lyrics revolve around psychological disorders, horror, suicide, etc. The goal of this EP was to include more dynamics musically and more diverse instrumentation. We are still a melodic death metal band but we are incorporating more modern elements to the music stylistically.”
Orange County’s own WANK returns with founding members Bobby Amodeo, Spider, Danny Walker, and new addition of Higgins X-13 (formerly of The Offspring). The band plans to release their new album ‘White Knuckle Ride’ later this year.
On WANK’s return and new record, frontman Bobby Amodeo comments, “WANK is stoked to be back making music. It’s been 20 years since our Maverick Records release, and we’ve spent the last year producing our new album, ‘White Knuckle Ride.’ Song by song, our record stands up – You’ll hear PRD, reggae skank, melodic hooks, and pop harmonies. WANK is rock-ready, and we look forward to destroying a stage near you very soon. Check us out!”
Watch for album release details, a new single and accompanying music video to debut shortly.
In the meantime check out their latest track “Shut You Down” below.
Long-serving Seattle based death metal group DRAWN AND QUARTERED are only a week away from the release date of their seventh opus “The One Who Lurks”. Prior to launching the album publicly in its full, the band reveals the opening track “Nefarious Rites” as the third single from this album.
The Band Comments: “An assortment of old and rotten riffs lurching and writhing. Corpse-grinding rhythms and heinous voices burst forth from decrepit graves. The words are spoken and the earth vomits death. Ave Sathanas.”
Australian death metallers ESKHATON have released the lyric video for “Culthulunatic,” a track taken off the band’s newest album Omegalitheos and is streaming below.
Released on June 20, Omegalitheos is an album that expands upon the violent nature of the genre. Each of its 14 tracks emanate dark chaotic energies; worshiping total death and execution. As a band, ESKHATON remains devoted to the legacy of the primeval forces like Possessed and Morbid Angel, moving them to levels which have not ever been reached in such intensity.
Oakland’s VIOLATION WOUND, featuring vocalist/guitarist Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Abscess), recently united with Portland’s CLITERATI for an antagonistic ten-track split 12″ set to drop later this month via Tankcrimes.
Captured at Earhammer Studios by Greg Wilkinson (Autopsy, Necrot, Deathgrave), and mastered at Mammoth Sound by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Fucked Up), the split features cover art by Reifert and will see release on vinyl and digital formats July 27th. Comments Reifert, “Listen if you want to have your brain melted into liquid magma while you get your ass handed to you.”
As a precursor to its release, VIOLATION WOUND has released its ravenous “The Church Of Go Fuck Yourself” for communal delight issuing of the track, “At 1:45, it’s the longest song on VIOLATION WOUND‘s side of the split, with defiant lyrics about thinking for yourself and telling your enemies to go fuck themselves…”
Just one year after the release of their latest album, 2017’s You Owe, You Pay, long-running Switzerland-based slamming brutal death metal crew Carnal Decay is primed to unleash more gory rampaging music in 2018. The group is set to drop their forthcoming EP, When Push Comes To Shove this Friday, July 20th through Rising Nemesis Records (Concurrent international release also coming through 6 other labels).
When Push Comes To Shove consists of three murderous songs that will greatly please fans of heavy as hell brutality and crushing nasty slams. Fans of Ingested, Gorgasm, Acranius, Analepsy, and Vulvodynia will find much to enjoy on When Push Comes To Shove.
Taken from their Top 40 album, Born To Break, the accompanying lyric video encompasses shots of the band doing what they do best; playing live in front of an audience, with the pictures representing their continued European onslaught. All pictures courtesy of Geordy Van Velzen/Photography Fidelis and Marty Moffatt.
“Whatever Gets You Through The Night” is a song about just letting go, and being yourself. Says Guitarist/Vocalist, and principle songwriter, Gill Montgomery” We are hoping it strikes a chord with listeners, and that it can relate to their individual experiences, and they can use
it as an anthem to help celebrate how they live their own lives.”
With the release of Born To Break, THE AMORETTES have continued to demonstrate a considerable growth in both musicianship, and song writing, with Montgomery penning some of her most diverse material to date. “͞This is definitely a departure from our heavier catalogue “she continues, However, I still feel that it encompasses the full Amorettes vibe.” And, as with the majority of Montgomery’s songs, it comes with a simple message for those who feel they may not fit in with the majority; “Haters are gonna hate! So, just get over it, and let your own little freaky flag fly.”