Archspire Vocalist Launches GoFundMe To Get Singing Lessons For The Faceless’ Frontman Michael Keene

Archspire frontman Oliver Rae Aleron is back with another beef-driven GoFundMe campaign. Previously he tried to raise funds to “fight Tim Lambesis”. This time Aleron is pursuing a beef against The Faceless mainman Michael Keene, attempting to buy him singing lessons. As the campaign states:

“Please help my dear freind Micheal Keene fulfill his dream of becoming a talented singer. He has been attempting to sing for many years now but just can’t seem to figure it out. I hope that with your help and the proper training he can one day achieve his dream of singing his heart out without sounding like a nasally, tone def, strung out Mike Patton. Any donation will be greatly appreciated by everyone in the death metal community.”

Some more insight into their conflict can be read via the below Facebook post shared by Oliver Rae Aleron. Keene‘s initial statement shared in the below screencap references The Faceless‘ recent decision to remove Inanimate Existence from a tour following allegations of sexual harassment leveled against their vocalist, Cameron Porras. Porras for his part has denied those initial allegations.

The Faceless guitarist/vocalist Michael Keene replied in the comments of said post, offering:

“Your right. I drew first blood. I wasn’t paying attention closely enough when Justin was talking about what your drummer said. Not you. Can we just drop this childish bullshit?”

Archspire Vocalist Launches GoFundMe To Get Singing Lessons For The Faceless’ Frontman Michael Keene

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Sinlust Posts New Track “Sea Conquerors”

In just a few days, M & O Music will release “Sea Black,” the second album from Epic French black metal band Sinlust. Today, Sinlust unveils new song “Sea Conquerors,” the second track taken from the album that has been slated for release on April 28th. Check it out below.

1. Red Priestess
2. Sea Conquerors
3. Dawning of the Volcano God (streaming here)
4. Cannibal Beast
5. Streams Attraction
6. Sea of Trees
7. Trilateral Conflict
8. Forgotten’s Master

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Derelict Explains "Xenocide" Song Lyrics

Montreal act Derelict has been posting a series of lyric explanation blogs online via the band’s official website. Derelict has now checked in with the following statement about the “Xenocide” track:

“Hello, Eric here. This is another Behind The Lyrics article. I’ve been moving through the Unspoken Words album with these posts, and up next is Xenocide.

“Xenocide is actually the only Derelict song that features lyrical contributions from another member. Our old guitar player Daryl and I used to talk a lot about religion and war, particularly the Israel/Palestine situation. We decided to write a song about what it takes for people to go to war and view their opponents not as people like themselves, but as entities entirely separate and deserving only of death.

“Although I knew much less about the conflict than I do now, I tried to make sure the lyrics could be read from the perspective of either side, or in fact from the perspective of any side fighting any war. The last line particularly applies to religious war, in which people view their cause as entirely just and holy, and their opponent’s cause as demonic and fundamentally wrong.

“If you’re interested in these kinds of issues, check out this interesting documentary about religious conflict on VICE.com, ‘The Vice Guide to Belfast.'”

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