There’s a big list next to my mess of a desk, entitled ‘Bands To Write About, You Lazy Dick’, and right at the top, in red biro and circled is Corrupt Moral Altar. This Liverpudlian sludge quartet made some filthy waves with the release of their Whiskey Sierra EP last year, combining obscenely heavy riffs with a penchant for spontaneously tearing into vicious blastbeats and gang shouts. It’s heavy, it’s dark and it’s sludgy and now their brilliance has been noticed by none other than Season Of Mist.
Category: General News
So, Red Fang have been a band to take things seriously, this is evident and smart people would agree. But I can’t say I was expecting this new playthrough video for ‘No Hope‘ that finds the band playing on a collection of ‘instruments’ including rubber chickens, crutches, Guitar Hero guitars and more. Just see it for yourself so you know I’m lying:
I’ve always been partial to a bit of orthodox black metal. I’ve got my Peste Noire‘s mixed in with my Periphery‘s and my Transilvanian Hungers mixed in with my Tesseracts so I’m a pretty terrible fan when it comes to being a po-faced panda-painted warrior of the tr00, but I do try and keep an eye on the genre that has produced some of the most primally evocative and downright gruesome music around. But I don’t get many chances to write about it, even at my other usual haunts, so here’s a track that you could probably at least appreciate, even if you’re not normally a fan of this grim and frostbitten territory.
Intervals‘ highly anticipated debut full-length album A Voice Within is now available in its entirety! Hear the album we referred to as being “on par with Digital Veil, Periphery, Volition, and other greats in the genre of prog-inspired metalcore in recent years” be checking the full album stream via the Bandcamp player below.
I’ve had my ticket for Maryland Deathfest purchased since the day it’s gone on sale, and I’ve been pretty stoked about making the pilgrimage up to Baltimore this summer ever since. One of the main selling points for me was the exclusive US show from Norway’s Ulver. A weekend of brutal and abrasive metal with a high profile set of ambient and electronic compositions? You can’t beat it.
Now though, Ulver have crushed my spirit by announcing that they are pulling out of booked dates coming up, including their appearance at Maryland Deathfest. Shit.
There’s just something instantly satisfying about a great thrash band. Maybe it’s because a lot of us cut our teeth on the genre in the form of the ‘Big 4′ who are pretty much the gateway bands to nearly all forms of underground metal, but when you find a band that can churn out those machine-gun riffs and double pedal to make you feel the same way you did the first time you heard ‘War Ensemble’, then… You know, you know, you can deal. You know that you’re thinking, you know.
Progressive and atmospheric death metallers Fallujah — who tied us over with the successful Nomadic EP last year — have taken up shop in Oakland’s Shark Bite Studios for the recording sessions for their sophomore full-length album. We’ve gotten a look at some studio footage, and by the looks of things, the band are quite possibly embracing the change seen on Nomadic and are ramping up on the atmosphere.