Krallice – Years Past Matter

Black metal is a curious beast; it can either be really beautiful and transcend the five senses we are born with and expose us to new pleasures previously unknown, or it can unlock seething vitriol and hatred, eschewing the misanthrope, violence, and racism for which the genre is notorious. Whatever the case, it’s easily one of the most controversial and centralized of all metal sub-genres. Every brand has its clique: trve kvlt, atmospheric, post, experimental, progressive, etc. All of these separate sub-sections stay within their limits, and so do the fans. Now there are some exceptions to the rule, of course, and there will always be overlap for those who love all metal, but as a whole metal fans — and fans of music in general — tend stick to their own little sphere. Krallice fall in the gray area; an area in which all boundaries are knocked down and the music encompasses far more genres and influences than ever thought.

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Kerim Lechner Departs Decapitated

Sad news fellow metal fans. After less than three years with the band it seems that drummer Kerim “Krimh” Lechner has departed from Decapitated. Lechner has only been with the band for a few years, having replaced Witold Kieltyka after the horrific accident that sent him into a coma and killed former vocalist Adrian Kowanek back in 2007. Kerim’s sole appearance on a Decapitated album was on last year’s Carnival Forever.

Kvelertak Begin Rolling Out Studio Footage

As you should be well aware, Norwegian mead swillers Kvelertak are currently in Kurt Ballou’s (Converge) Godcity Studios recording their sophomore album. The first batch of footage from the studio has been made available, and focuses on the foundation of pretty much any metal record, the drums. You can check…

Between The Buried And Me To Release Video For ‘Astral Body’ This Month; Minor Plot Details For Future Sequence Also Available

We’ve got over a month of waiting until we get to hear the latest opus from progressive metal acolytes Between the Buried and Me, so anticipation as at an all time high. The latest bit of fanboy excitement comes from a recent interview that bassist Dan Briggs did with Absolute Punk (conducted late August), where it is mentioned that a video for the track ‘Astral Body’ is to be made available “in the next month.” Elsewhere on the web in an interview with Superskum, guitarist Paul Waggoner also confirms the music video, adding that it’s being directed by drummer Blake Richardson’s brother. It will likely be made available in the coming weeks before the release of The Parallax II: Future Sequence.