Doom-metal band The Skull, featuring vocalist Eric Wagner and bassist Ron Holzner (both ex-Trouble), premiere a new song entitled “Ravenswood”, taken from their upcoming new album “The Endless Road Turns Dark”, which will be out in stores September 7th via Tee Pee Records.
Terror will be back touring Europe this August. Below’s where the band will be playing:
08/02 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain 08/03 Nantes, FRA – Ferrailleur 08/04 Albi, FRA – Xtreme Fest 08/05 St. Maurice De Gourdans, FRA – Sylak Open Air 08/06 Paderno Dugnano, ITA – Spazio Polivalente 08/07 Tolmin, SLO – Punk Rock Holiday 08/08 Wien, AUT – Arena 08/09 Poznan, POL – Klub U Bazyla 08/10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault 08/11 Torgau, GER – Endless Summer 08/12 Hanover, GER – Faust
Centuries is preparing for the release of their second LP, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding, through Southern Lord late this month. Advancing the record’s street date, the new single “The Endless Descent” has been premiered below. Southern Lord will release Centuries’ The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding on LP and digital formats on January 26th, 2018.
Decibel magazine has given Machine Head’s new effort “Catharsis” a devastating review. Reviewer Jeff Treppel even gave the release a shrug emoji (¯_(ツ)_/¯), rather than assigning it a numeric rating. Looks like Machine Head didn’t exactly appreciate the judgement, taking to Instagram to vent on it and the reviewer in question.
“DECIBEL MAGAZINE SLAMS “CATHARSIS”! The former-Decibel cover stars new album gets called “juvenile”, “stupid”, “endlessly pummeling” and a “Super Collider-level-miss”.
Oh, and hey… FUCK YOU Jeff Treppel!!
Read the entire review below:
MACHINE HEAD – CATHARSIS
EVERYTHING OLD IS NÜ AGAIN
Let’s just tear off this Band-Aid:
The new Machine Head is a 74-minute rap metal album with a song that sounds like the Dropkick Murphys in the middle. Maybe Robb Flynn really misses the late 90’s (although, let’s be honest who doesn’t these days)? Maybe, after a decade of ridiculously great progressive groove metal records, Flynn decided to blow off some steam by going back to “The Bleeding Red’s” knuckle-dragging simplicity?
The frustrating thing about Catharsis is that Machine Head are great even when they’re making bad music. The Soulfly tribal breakdowns on “Volatile,” the drop tuning on “Beyond The Pale,” the whiteboy hip-hop of “Triple Beam” (nothing more “street” than gymnastics metaphors), the anti-gentrification screed “California Bleeding” –they’re effective in the same primal way that the best Rage Against The Machine and Korn hits were back in the day. None of it feels half-assed; these are clearly well-crafted songs.
It’s all just so stupid.
As intermittently satisfying as the nu-metal approach may be, Flynn and his bandmates have proven themselves more than capable of expressing their rage articulately. This feels juvenile from dudes pushing 50. There are certainly some interesting parts mixed in; unfortunately, with 15 songs, any nuances get lost in the endless pummeling.
Frankly, I’m baffled. This is a “Super-Collider“-level miss from a band that seemed to have ditched this phase long ago.
In an op-ed from Neill Jameson (Krieg), Decibel – indirectly – responds to the matter:
“Recently a popular metal band publicly made a filled-baby’s-diaper kind of complaint that Decibel had given them a bad review. If you’ve spent your whole career wondering what the quickest way to make people think you’re an asshole, then, eureka – welcome to the internet! I figured this shit out in the ’90s, but I understand if you might have missed it since those really cool cornrows probably took up a lot of your free time.
This isn’t just to dogpile on a man obviously having a difficult time with old age, though. This time-wasting “think piece” is here to consider the concept of reviews and the complicated relationship between reviewers, reviewees (not a word, I guess) and, for lack of a better word, etiquette.”
Iasi, Romania based ensemble Paragon Collapse released the new song “The Stream.” The song will appear on the debut full-length album “The Dawning,” which is coming soon in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The release date, artwork and full track list are yet to be announced and more information is expected soon.
Recently, the band issued the first single “The Endless Dream,” which is available over here. Check out “The Stream” here:
– an irrepressible combination of 70s doom, NWOBHM, musty-yet-in-your-face production courtesy of famed Neurosis/Melvins producer Billy Anderson, and the smoky, whiskey-stained vocals of Liz Blackwell… – Metal Hammer Heavy doom/metal unit CASTLE — currently in the midst of their Endless Graveyard live takeover — will take to the streets again in November for the west […]
Australia’s dissonant avantgarde black metal unit Norse debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “The Divine Light of a New Sun”, which will arrive in stores next Thursday, May 25 via Transcending Obscurity Records.
Check out now “The Divine Light of a New Sun” in its entirety below.
Comments bassist/vocalist ADR:
“The Divine Light of a New Sun is both a call to arms and an exploration into our dark past. It takes us through the birth of the inspirational war machines that led to the advent of the atomic age and into an era of unparalleled destructiveness and limitless potential. The album progresses from the modern age of pervasive mental weakness and lack of discipline to a new age reinforced by the remorseless pursuit of excellence at all costs. We also explore the endless horrors of terrorism among other disturbing subjects I’m certain will resonate with our listeners.”
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