Release Day Roundup – 5/3/19

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

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Ringworm – Snake Church

When comparing music to movies, it is often stated that metal is most comparable to horror. Both rely heavily on the realm of shock value, drawing in adrenaline junkies who wish to be subjected to the truly uncomfortable. And of course, there are your slow burn horror movies and metal bands that like to create an atmosphere to fuel your terror. Then there are those who do not care much for the long lasting scare so much as they do about the initial impact. These are the slasher movies of each genre, movies that revel in their ability to cause as much gore and destruction as possible in their allotted hour and a half time slot. At the center of all these slasher movies is the unstoppable juggernaut of a villain who every viewer secretly roots for as they disembody teenagers who simply want to camp and have promiscuous sex.

36 – The Elitist Ones

So, we’re back, unsurprisingly. This week we cover a lot of news, and go deep on politics! Specifically, Brexit and how it affects the music industry, the whole hubbub about complaining about SJWs in metal (not gonna link that article) and the counter-hubbub, David Maxim Micic’s Stock Challenge where he made an EP with just free stock plugins, Steven Wilson’s cover of Prince getting removed from streaming services, this relatively older article about Spotify’s research on metal fans being more loyal listeners, Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel complaining about elitism on their new video, more info about the Agalloch breakup, Cavalera Conspiracy performing Sepultura’s Roots in its entirety live on its 20th anniversary, Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschlager and his copyright troubles with Obscura, Einar from Leprous joining Haken onstage, Wardruna/Enslaved/Skuggsja’s Norse By New York event, and Incendia management’s music PR event. We also talk about new music from Fountainhead, Periphery, Soilwork, Thank You Scientist, The Dear Hunter, Ringworm and Myrkur. Finally, we talk about hype culture and how it poisons everything. Enjoy!

Hey! Listen to Demonwomb!

Being heavy is a strange thing. It’s a quantifier that is entirely personal. There isn’t a proverbial definition of heaviness except that it simply portrays an aural intensity in the form of something ferocious, dark, abrasive or brooding. However, sometimes it’s simply the right breakdown or the right riff played…

Goatwhore Don’t Ever Want To Stop Touring

Sometimes it’s hard to fathom that New Orleans’ black metal thrashers Goatwhore actually have time to sit down and record new material, because they’re consistently one of the hardest-touring bands in the entire genre. Even though they did The Summer Slaughter Tour last summer, wrapped up an Australian run and…

Dates Announced for Through Space and Grind Tour 2015; Headliners Napalm Death Reveal New Album Details

Confirming recent speculation and leaked dates, the “Through Space and Grind Tour” has been officially announced for an early 2015 run, with an all-star lineup that includes Napalm Death, Voivod, Exhumed, Iron Reagan and Black Crown Initiate for the entirety of the tour and Ringworm, Theories, Dayglo Abortions and Phobia in select cities. Dates revealed after the jump! Jan 27 Miami, FL Grand…

Ringworm – Hammer of the Witch

Ringworm Hammer of the Witch 01. Dawn of Decay 02. Bleed 03. Leave Your Skin at the Door 04. Exit Life 05. Psychic Vampire 06. King of Blood 07. I Recommend Amputation 08. Hammer of the Witch 09. We’ll Always Have the End 10. One of Us Is Going to…