Internal Bleeding Teases “Final Justice” Single

Long-running New York death metal group Internal Bleeding will unleash a brand new single later this month via Unique Leader Records. Titled “Final Justice,” the track serves as a taste of the band’s forthcoming full-length, “Corrupting Influence,” an album that promises to continue where previous release “Imperium” left off.

“We really focused on the basics,” notes guitarist Chris McCarthy. “Just get on your instrument, beat the crap out of it, and try and nail it in one goddamn take.”

“We wanted to bottle the live energy we’re known for and try and get it on a recording,” adds guitarist Chris Pervelis, “and hopefully we achieved that with this recording.”

“Final Justice” will see official release digitally on April 21st, 2017 via Unique Leader – check out a teaser trailer below. The single comes in advance of Internal Bleeding’s impending live trek with Vader. Dates are available after the jump.

5/27/2017 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
5/28/2017 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
5/29/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/30/2017 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
5/31/2017 Acadia – Houston, TX
6/01/2017 Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
6/02/2017 Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
6/03/2017 Blu Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM
6/04/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
6/05/2017 Malones – Santa Ana, CA
6/06/2017 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
6/07/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
6/08/2017 Las Vegas Death Fest – Las Vegas, NV
6/09/2017 Metro – Salt Lake City, UT
6/10/2017 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
6/11/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/12/2017 Opinion Brewery – St. Paul, MN
6/13/2017 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
6/14/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
6/15/2017 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
6/16/2017 Webster Music Hall – New York City, NY

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Darkness Divided Posts “Back Breaker” Video

As Darkness Divided kicks off a five week-long tour, the band has also released “Back Breaker,” the second video from the band’s self-titled sophomore album due to be released April 22nd, 2016.

“’Back Breaker’ is the most challenging song to play on the new album,” confesses bassist Joe Mora. “It showcases several of our sounds in that it is fast and high energy, but also melodic and powerful.”

Guitarist Sebastian Elizondo states the track is “influenced by bands and guitar players that inspired me to pick up my instrument. This song feels like a throwback as well as something new to take in.”

“It really showcases all of us with the guitar solos, bass solos, technical drumming and some of my favorite vocals,” promises vocalist Gerard Mora. “I really feel like this song stands out from anything we’ve written.”

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Gomorrah Streaming Full New Album “The Haruspex”

Kelowna, BC’s death metal group Gomorrah is now streaming full new album “The Haruspex” online in advance of the January 15th, 2016 release via Test Your Metal Records. Check it out below, courtesy of Bravewords.com.

You can pre-order the album right here and Gomorrah guitarist Bowen Matheson comments on the upcoming full-length release:

“Jeff Bryan and I recorded the album at my home here in the Okanagan Valley, and we did the absolute majority of the writing in the pre-production and production stages. So much of the material had existed from several years ago, but was completely overhauled and reworked several times to end up in these tracks.

“We weren’t afraid to try things out and work over several revisions, or to take our hands off of a few of the songs that we felt very comfortable with after only the first revision. Jeff wrote the lyrics for the tracks in less than two months, and a lot of them were written and finalized in the vocal tracking stage, in front of the microphone.

“We weren’t afraid to enable our music with production techniques. Many reviews have figured that we used samples or synthesizers in the songs, however the reality is that all of these droning noises, stutters, and otherwise ‘industrial’ sounds are actually either electric guitar or bass guitar, and abusing these instruments in front of their amplifiers with only two guitar effect pedals. The rest of these noises you hear are the interaction with the instrument and their environment.

“We then delivered all of the tracks to Stuart McKillop of Rain City Recorders for mixing, and he blew us away. It didn’t take him long at all to catch onto what we were going for, and his consistency from one track to the next brought the tracks to the highest musical apex they could reach. Brad Boatright of Audiosiege handled the mastering, and he made certain that the product was of the outstanding final production quality for us. Brad has really yielded an outstanding quality for so many other abrasive sub-genres of metal and hardcore and he delivered that exact pinnacle of quality for us on this record as well.”

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Moon Tooth Posts “Queen Wolf” Guitar Playthrough

Today, Gear Gods presents a playthrough video showing Moon Tooth guitarist Nick Lee ripping through “Queen Wolf,” the first single off his band’s upcoming full-length debut, “Chromaparagon.” Check it out below.

Also the newest member of classic ’80s metal act Riot, guitarist Lee plays with soul and grace, coaxing a whole spectrum of color out of his instrument. His musicianship propels Moon Tooth’s sound – a complex yet groovin’ mix of rock, metal and blues, with some parallels to The Mars Volta, Between the Buried and Me, and Mastodon, as well as older bands like Into Another.

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Hate Streaming 3rd Preview Clip Of New Album “Crvsade: Zero”

Poland’s death metal outfit Hate released a third in a series of preview teasers for the upcoming new release “Crvsade: Zero.” The album is set for a January 25th release via Napalm Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Vox Dei (a Call From Beyond)
2. Lord, Make Me An Instrument Of Thy Wrath
3. Death Liberator
4. Leviathan
5. Doomsday Celebrities
6. Hate Is The Law
7.valley Of Darkness
8. Crusade Zero
9. The Omnipresence
10. Rise Omega The Consequence!
11. Dawn Of War
12. Black Aura Debris
13. The Reaping (Bonus Track)

Check out the third teaser below.

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Ex-Rings of Saturn Guitarist Joel Omans Slams Lucas Mann To Be “A Hack Of A Musician”

Ex-Rings of Saturn Guitarist Joel Omans outlines in a vitriolic rant on his Facebook timeline the real reasons why he left the band after their recent tour:

“So there’s been quite a bit of vagueness to the real reason why I quit Rings of Saturn and It’s been eating away at me keeping it to myself so here it goes. The deciding factor in me leaving the band was Lucas. I had enough of biting my tongue and going along for the ride. When I first joined the band we got along great and had the same common goals as musicians but that changed more and more over the years. To summarize he simply doesn’t care about playing guitar or being a musician anymore. Word for word he told me “I don’t give a shit about playing guitar or getting better at guitar, I just want to write music and get the band as big as possible in the shortest amount of time.” So with that kind of attitude it hindered the band from playing any of the new songs from Lugal Ki En that we were suppose to be playing live for the last 6 months. Ian, Aaron, and myself were all capable of playing the new songs we prepared for the set but we had to make up excuses such as “the label won’t let us play songs until the music video is out or we didn’t have time to practice as a band so we aren’t playing any songs on the album release tour.” And his reason for not learning the songs was that he was too busy managing the band. I was also told to get off his back for it since he “Does more in life in general than I do.” All in all what it comes down to is Lucas Mann is a hack of a musician and I will never work with him ever again. He stresses the band into recording songs note by note, releases them, doesn’t learn them and then makes as much money as he can from the merch while sitting in the comfort of his parents’ house. On top of that he is a self centered asshole to his band mates and fans which is not acceptable to me in anyway. I admit he is very smart with managing and promoting a band. Maybe he’d do better helping other bands since he doesn’t have the desire to play instruments himself. I’ve learned a lot from being in ROS and met some amazing people but Ive had enough of the bullshit. I’m not going to sacrifice time with my family, my musicianship, or my integrity for some childish wanna be musician. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to leave. I now have time with the people I care about and I’ve regained that burning passion for my instrument. Thanks to all who have supported the band, I’m excited to start releasing albums that are REAL all the way through for the remaining listeners of mine to enjoy. No longer will I stand for someone to record bullshit parts with my music and not even learn it. Fuck that.”

Below you can check out the latest official “Rings of Saturn” video.

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Periphery Streaming Webisode #1 Interview With Matt Halpern

Progressive metal band Periphery will release dual albums, “Juggernaut: Alpha” and “Juggernaut: Omega”, in North America on January 27, 2015 via Sumerian Records and one day earlier internationally through Century Media Records.

The band posted “Webisode #1 – Interview with Matt Halpern – Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega” today.

Explains Periphery founder and guitarist Misha Mansoor: “This is new ground and it’s exciting. It’s a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn’t his instrument. It wasn’t about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album.”

You can now stream the interview below.

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Fatality Checks In From The “Towards DisasTour”

Toronto’s thrash party monsters Fatality are currently on the two-month North American “Towards Disastour” in support of latest album, “Psychonaut.”

Vocalist Spencer Le Von now checks in with Dead Rhetoric.com, sharing about a run in with Cuba Gooding Jr. and why the quartet has fallen in love with New York City. Excerpts are below, or you can read the full tour blog right here.

The boys and me are just headed back on that bumpy road after what proved to be a most rowdy, exciting and unforgettable few days in New York after a fun gig in Philly.

Philly is a really cool spot. We played at a bar called the Kung Fu Necktie with our buddies in a killer band called RumpelstiltskinGrinder. Last time we played Philly we were extremely late because our GPS took us on a hellish route through midtown Manhattan rush hour traffic while we were stagnant and pulling our hair out with stress. So this time we made a point of showing up in good time.

RsG were really tight as always. The whole band really meshes great, and their solos were clean as a whistle. Their singer Sean Riley is a superb frontman. Plus you can tell that he is naturally a very funny guy and an excellent performer, as his banter is effortless and comfortable.

We were met by 3 of the 4 members of space-thrash geniuses Vektor. I am so glad to have them as friends because before we met I was a huge fan of their music – we all were. I find them very inspiring because they have a sound that is completely their own, which is a difficult feat in the world of heavy metal. Their arrangements are extraordinary, and every member is an absolute savage on their instrument.

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Pirosaint Splits With Vocalist Nick Scandiffio

Pirosaint has announced that vocalist Nick Scandiffio officially left the band. Scandiffio joined the group in November 2012 to replace original frontman Gonzalo Rodriguez. Drummer Ignacio Orellana explains:

“Unfortunately he was offered a better option for its future (a work offer) so, he won’t be available for the band’s recording schedule. We are currently finishing the recordings of the instrument tracks for our new mini EP album and as a band, Pirosaint has always been about moving forward, no matter what obstacles present themselves and are eagerly beginning the search for a new vocalist immediately.”

Vocalists in the Poughkeepsie, NY area who are interested in joining the band can send an e-mail to: “booking@pirosaint.com.” More info on the act is available via the official Pirosaint website or Facebook profile.

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First Solo LP From Jon Oliva Expected In 2013

Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra/Jon Oliva’s Pain founder Jon Oliva will release his very first solo album in 2013. While his band Jon Oliva’s Pain continues to write the follow up to the 2010 LP “Festival,” Oliva will release his solo LP in Spring 2013 via AFM Records.

The announcement reads as follows:

“Good day one and all,

“We thank you all for your patience with regards to announcing our new recording plans.

“While JOP is very much intact and focused on new music and future touring…JON OLIVA will release his first ever solo record in early 2013.

“Jon has assembled a collection of ideas from the past 4-5 years and wants the opportunity to present them as his own work. Jon will be recording nearly all the instrument tracks and vocals himself and also playing drums on several tracks. Once again, I have the honor of recording the bulk of the drum tracks on the new cd, but this record will have been created from start to finish with Jon being completely at the helm.”

Jon Oliva commented on the album: “I’ve got some weird ideas that I wanna try and I’ve got some time to do it. I don’t want do just ‘another’ JOP record. I’ve done four of those already. I wanna do something different. I have some material that I’ve wanted to put out for a while, that I’ll talk with the record company about, maybe putting something out quickly, like in the next four or five months, to give me more time to do this JOP record. I want the next JOP cd to be very special. I’ve got some great friends from other bands that are going to be a significant part of the next JOP release. We are going to do a killer JOP record and then an additional bonus cd with guest stars… kind of like the AVANTASIA thing but not in a story line. Tobias Sammet does a magnificent job with it, but I don’t have that much time to write a whole story, so I’ll just have some powerhouse friends from various bands come in and take it over the top.”

Drum recordings, handled by J.O.P. drummer Christopher Kinder, begin at the legendary Morrisound Studio’s in mid December.

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