Beastmaker Posts “The Mask Of Satan” Music Video

Beastmaker has a new music video online today for “The Mask Of Satan,” which can be seen below and comes off the “Lusus Naturae” album.

“Lusus Naturae” was released March 25th via Rise Above Records and can be streamed in full at this location. The track listing is:

1. Clouds in the Sky
2. Eyes are Watching
3. Arachne
4. Skin Crawler
5. Find the Stranger
6. You Must Sin
7. Burnt Offering
8. Mask of Satan
9. It
10. Astral Corpse
11. Lusus Naturae
12. The Strain

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Details Of Debut Full Length Album “Lusus Naturae” Revealed By Beastmaker

“In a world of pop music we are freaks. We do everything completely opposite of what the current formula of doing things is. We recorded and produced everything ourselves with no outside influences. We play a style of music that is underground. We are all freaks of nature.” So proclaims Beastmaker singer, guitarist and mastermind Trevor William Church. Hence the title of Beastmaker’s debut full length release: “Lusus Naturae,” or “Freak Of Nature.” “When you think differently and do things unconventionally, you are an outsider,” he ventures. “We wanted to bring a natural essence back into music the best way we could in a digital world.” “Lusus Naturae” is set for a March 26th release via Rise Above Records.

Beastmaker hails from the unlikely locale of Fresno, California. Sweating profusely in a parched no man’s land about three and a half hours northeast of Los Angeles, the city isn’t exactly a cultural mecca-and yet it’s the birthplace of Hollywood outsiders and weirdos like Sid Haig, Slim Pickens and director Sam Peckinpah. Still, it suffers from an unsurprising dearth of musicians interested in heavy rock. Though Church had the concept for Beastmaker as far back as 2006, it wasn’t until he and drummer Andres Alejandro Saldate, a.k.a. Juan Bonham, hooked up with bassist John Tucker in 2014 that the band was fully realized. “I was really inspired by old bands and metal,” Church explains. “From the Zombies to Slayer, from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to Black Sabbath. I was really into NWOBHM and what bands like Witchcraft are doing now. After many failed attempts and at least five bands in between, we found John and finally had a solid lineup.”

Bleak and burly overtones of Sabbath, Pentagram and Witchfinder General ring through ‘Lusus Naturae’ like echoes from a haunted past. Slow-rolling bruisers “Eyes Are Watching,” “Arachne” and “It” set the tone of doom and despair with nods to heavy ’70s classics, cult horror flicks and the inimitable work of one Mr. Glenn Anzalone. “When it comes to genre, I think of us as a much slower version of the Misfits or Danzig, but I’ve come to love the word ‘Doom’ whether or not it really relates to us,” Church offers. “It just feels like home.”

Beastmaker’s lyrical landscape is awash in imagery from midnight movies and the dark arts, but that’s only part of the picture. “I like to make up stories,” Church says simply. “I use horror movies and the occult as influences but rarely directly. For instance, ‘Mask of Satan’ is me paying homage to the great horror film Black Sunday very directly. On the other hand, ‘You Must Sin’ is about a woman longing for love and finding it in the most bizarre place, but John will tell you it’s a political song. I like to think that people come up with their own interpretations of what the songs mean and let their minds run free.”

The track list for “Lusus Naturae”:

1. Clouds in the Sky
2. Eyes are Watching
3. Arachne
4. Skin Crawler
5. Find the Stranger
6. You Must Sin
7. Burnt Offering
8. Mask of Satan
9. It
10. Astral Corpse
11. Lusus Naturae
12. The Strain

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Hopeless Youth Posts “Disgust” Album Teaser

Hopeless Youth will release the “Disgust” album via Candlelight Records on February 25th, and today you can see a teaser trailer below. The album is also available for pre-order at this location and the track listing is as follows:

1. Battlefield
2. Ghost
3. We Were Told
4. Rain of Arrows
5. Faithless
6. Failure
7. Burnt Offering
8. Divide, United
9. Hellhounds
10. Abomination

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Lie In Ruins Streaming “Towards Divine Death” In Full

Imperiumi.net has posted an exclusive preview of “Towards Divine Death,” the newest burnt offering from Finnish death legion Lie In Ruins. With a worldwide release date set for February 4th on Dark Descent Records, this demonstration of relentless and bludgeoning death metal can now be heard in its entirety at this location or over at bandcamp. “Towards Divine Death” is the ten-track follow-up to 2009’s “Swallowed by the Void” – physically released on Spinefarm Records.

Towards Divine Death by Lie in Ruins

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Daemonicus Streaming "The Hymn of Ubo Sathla"

Umeå, Sweden’s dealers of death metal Daemonicus have made their latest burnt offering, “Deadwork,” available for global consumption via Abyss Records. Gun Shy Assassin has posted an exclusive premier of the album track “The Hymn of Ubo Sathla” at this location.

The band’s second full-length release, “Deadwork,” was recorded at Fenix Recording Studios (drums) and the band’s own C.C.H.B. Studios (guitars, bass and vocals). “Deadwork” was produced by Daemonicus in conjunction with Krille Englund. Mixing and mastering came courtesy of Ronnie Björnström of Enhanced Audio Productions at Garageland Studios in Umeå.

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