Underling – Bloodworship

When it comes to experiencing new music, two things are certain: you can never judge a book by its cover, nor should you ever trust what the artists themselves say about their music until you’ve heard it for yourself. Underling — a Bay Area supergroup featuring members of Fallujah, Arkaik, and Battlecross — are proof enough of both of these rules, as their debut album Bloodworship looks like and is marketed as an atmospheric black metal record. Coming from a group of established death metal musicians, this should be somewhat of a departure on paper at the very least. However, when considering the record’s scope as a whole, Bloodworship is a far cry from the distant reverberations of Wolves in the Throne Room. It’s actually much more than that.

Battlecross – Rise To Power

Battlecross are not a band that minces words musically. If the lengths of their last album and their latest are anything to go by, which are roughly 37 minutes and 36 minutes respectively, then it would seem that their tolerance for anything that isn’t absolutely killer is quite low. Rise to Power is…

PHOTOS: Protest the Hero, Battlecross, The Safety Fire, and Intervals — March 8th, 2014 @ Mojoe’s, Joliet, IL

With the addition of Mike Semesky on vocals and a super strong album release to show, Intervals have hit the road with several other fantastic artists including country-mates Protest the Hero, who released the critically acclaimed Volition last year, UK’s The Safety Fire (who also shredded into our 2013 favorites),…

Protest the Hero Announce North American Headlining Tour With Battlecross, The Safety Fire, Intervals, and Night Verses

There are so many worthwhile tours being announced that I simply cannot keep up. The latest A+ trek to be announced for North America this Spring is a Protest the Hero headliner featuring support from Battlecross, The Safety Fire, Intervals, and Night Verses! Solid lineup all around (though I’m new…

PHOTOS: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013 — July 19th @ Susquehanna Bank Center, Philadelphia, PA [Part One]

There are very few metal treks in the states bigger than Rockstar Energy Drink’s Mayhem Festival. Every year, the tour picks up the biggest names in rock and metal and pairs them with promising up-and-comers, getting even larger and more diverse by the year. This year’s lineup included headliner Rob…

Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn, and Battlecross To Tour North America This Spring [UPDATED]

Holy shit, USA is about to get one of the bigger death metal tours I’ve seen in a while in the way of Occupation Domination 2012, which features the absolutely insane lineup of Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn, and Battlecross. This tour is sure to give…