Portland doom quartet USNEA released third full-length album Portals Into Futility last Friday via Relapse Records.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Justin Cory, Portals Into Futility was a journey for us to write, and hopefully a journey that also presents itself to the listener. The record is a catharsis of a great deal of anxiety, pain and suffering, seeking to be both an escape from those realities and a meditation on them. From the […]

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Portland doom quartet USNEA released third full-length album Portals Into Futility last Friday via Relapse Records.

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NEKRASOV: One-Man Black Metal Assault To Release The Mirror Void Via Prosthetic Records This November; New Track Streaming + Pre orders Available

NEKRASOV is reminiscent of some unhallowed Lovecraftian vault, where the dreamer meets his dream: the abyss of mind and space alike, where he compositionally depicts the hinges in the deep recesses of the mind, that only a visionary can uncover. Once revealed, it’s up to the listener on whether he or she can handle the […]

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NEKRASOV: One-Man Black Metal Assault To Release The Mirror Void Via Prosthetic Records This November; New Track Streaming + Pre orders Available

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Bible Black Tyrant Signs With Argonauta Records

Argonauta Records has inked a deal with Bible Black Tyrant to release a new album this coming February:

“We’re excited to welcome in our roster U.S. supergroup Bible Black Tyrant, an oppressive sonic endeavor that features Tyler Smith, Aaron D.C. Edge and David S. Fylstra (members of Eagle Twin, Lumbar, KVØID, Form of Rocket, Minor Fret, Wasting Seasons, Iamthethorn, etc.). Their impressive album ‘Regret Beyond Death’ will be released during February 2018 on CD/DD (Argonauta Records) – vinyl (Cheddar Brothers Records), cassette (Anima Recordings).

“Beginning with a crushing density, Bible Black Tyrant’s ‘Regret Beyond Death’ offering immediately transports the listener into the dark forests of the Pacific Northwest at dusk; conjuring images of the sun setting against indecipherable, deciduous silhouettes. The air thickens as we continue a climb along a gently worn route to an unknown, undisclosed location.

“As the journey – and the record – lengthens, we are granted a strong scent of smoke and hemlock, of moss. Fear swirls ’round us now, fusing with the clamorous chants of a distant, uprising swarm, a loaded weight of atmospheric composition. Onward, and as the album nears its climactic conclusion, Bible Black Tyrant’s simultaneously oppressive and liberating mass projects a clear message written in the smoldering ashes: ‘Walk this path with us.'”

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New Album “Random Acts Of Carnage” On The Way From Meat Train

On the 29th of September a new level of horror, fear and ferocity will be pulling into a station near you. The whispered warnings have spread through the metal underground like wildfire and now the dreaded event is upon us…Meat Train have returned. Led by a deranged anti-priest, these sinister, soulless beasts of brutality are on a crusade of carnage. They not only want to watch the world burn, they want to kill as many people as possible as the flames engulf us all.

Contagion Records have taken it upon themselves to release Meat Train’s unholy book, the bestial bible, the manual to the end of all things…”Random Acts Of Carnage.” The eleven hymns of horror that nestle like vipers beneath the bloody insanity of the cover art explore the darkest depths of human behavior. From unflinching examinations of the chapters of history that shame our entire species to flesh eating fantasies and tales of the undead, Random Acts Of Carnage leaves no ghastly stone unturned, no shadowed corner unexplored.

The tales of terror are accompanied by musical muscle of the most intimidating power. The band that Terrorizer magazine once said would make you ‘”ick to your stomach” have never been more fiercely focussed. This is real death metal – filthy, grinding, decimating death metal that will drown you in blood and have you choking and gasping for more. Featuring a gruesome, guttural, guest backing vocal performance from Svenson Groß of Fleshcrawl, a guitar sound heavy enough to reduce bodies to pulp, a vocal presence to freeze the blood and a merciless bottom end that propels the listener into the meat grinder of the relentless drum assault – this album is unstoppable.

The track listing is:

1. Random Acts Of Carnage
2. Handle With Caer
3. Eat Or Be Eaten
4. Redneck Zombies
5. Orchards of Death
6. Fear The Machine
7. Stop Killing All The Whores
8. Wolf
9. Saviour
10. Insubordinate
11. Block 11

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New Album “Random Acts Of Carnage” On The Way From Meat Train

On the 29th of September a new level of horror, fear and ferocity will be pulling into a station near you. The whispered warnings have spread through the metal underground like wildfire and now the dreaded event is upon us…Meat Train have returned. Led by a deranged anti-priest, these sinister, soulless beasts of brutality are on a crusade of carnage. They not only want to watch the world burn, they want to kill as many people as possible as the flames engulf us all.

Contagion Records have taken it upon themselves to release Meat Train’s unholy book, the bestial bible, the manual to the end of all things…”Random Acts Of Carnage.” The eleven hymns of horror that nestle like vipers beneath the bloody insanity of the cover art explore the darkest depths of human behavior. From unflinching examinations of the chapters of history that shame our entire species to flesh eating fantasies and tales of the undead, Random Acts Of Carnage leaves no ghastly stone unturned, no shadowed corner unexplored.

The tales of terror are accompanied by musical muscle of the most intimidating power. The band that Terrorizer magazine once said would make you ‘”ick to your stomach” have never been more fiercely focussed. This is real death metal – filthy, grinding, decimating death metal that will drown you in blood and have you choking and gasping for more. Featuring a gruesome, guttural, guest backing vocal performance from Svenson Groß of Fleshcrawl, a guitar sound heavy enough to reduce bodies to pulp, a vocal presence to freeze the blood and a merciless bottom end that propels the listener into the meat grinder of the relentless drum assault – this album is unstoppable.

The track listing is:

1. Random Acts Of Carnage
2. Handle With Caer
3. Eat Or Be Eaten
4. Redneck Zombies
5. Orchards of Death
6. Fear The Machine
7. Stop Killing All The Whores
8. Wolf
9. Saviour
10. Insubordinate
11. Block 11

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Axis Of Perdition Re-Releasing First Album On Vinyl

Back from the vortex of non-existence, England’s industrial black metal group Axis Of Perdition returns to remind us of the damage once done by haunted first full-length album “The Ichneumon Method (And Less Welcome Techniques).”

After well over a decade since its original release, it turns out to still possess the powers to inject sonic poison into the listener’s system, squeeze one’s stomach with cacophonous riffing, and make one feel lost amidst the sickening verses and dirty digital rhythms.

In times when the word dissonant means anything but dangerous, the twisted qualities of “The Ichneumon Method” might be a remedy for those who still seek truly extreme experiences in 2017. This new vinyl features mix and mastering done by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio, with pre-orders online here and a September 15th release date confirmed.

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Righteous Vendetta Releases “Weight Of The World” Music Video

Wyoming-based metalcore outfit Righteous Vendetta just unveiled a new music video for “Weight Of The World.” The video is for the current single off the band’s new album, “Cursed,” which dropped back in March via Century Media.

Speaking about the concept behind both the song and the video, the members of RV comment: “‘Weight Of The World’ is an anthem that we feel a lot of people can relate to. No matter what your situation is, everyone has times where they do their best to keep it all together, but everything seems like it’s crashing around them.

“We wanted to portray that tension visually, and Orie and the Enlighten Creative team really helped us achieve that. We all meshed and had the same goal to create the vibe that would allow the listener to feel that much more connected with the song.”

Fans can also see Righteous Vendetta performing at Riff Fest in Clarkston, Michigan on September 29th alongside Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Pop Evil, Fozzy and many others.

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Pyrrhon Unveils New Album “What Passes For Survival”

Continuing to shapeshift while using unorthodox songwriting techniques that border on the incomprehensible, avant-garde extreme metal quartet Pyrrhon returns with “What Passes For Survival,” due out August 8th.

Throatruiner Records comments: “Dense, volatile, and drenched in manic ferocity, ‘What Passes For Survival’ is an aural challenge that refuses to adhere to genre conventions, merging strategic orchestrated bursts of death metal chaos with expanses of unhinged improvisation.

“The latest stage of Pyrrhon’s metamorphosis is one that demands repeated audio submersion from the listener, and satisfies those craving sonic extremity that pushes limits. Recorded live, mixed, and mastered by Colin Marston at The Thousand Caves, the album features artwork by Caroline Harrison.”

01. The Happy Victim’s Creed
02. The Invisible Hand Holds A Whip
03. Goat Mockery Ritual
04. Tennessee
05. Trash Talk Landfill
06. The Unraveling: Hegemony Of Grasping Fears
07. The Unraveling: Free At Last
08. The Unraveling: Live From The Fresh Corpse
09. Empty Tenement Spirit

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Planet Eater Streaming New Track “The Boats”

The Regina, SK titans of brutality Planet Eater return from the flat lands of Western Canada’s prairies to offer anew assault on the masses with “Blackness From The Stars.” This full-length album follows the band’s 2015 self-titled debut EP.

Blending thrash and death metal with crushing grooves and devastating vocals, first single “The Boats” can be heard below ahead of the August 4th release date for “Blackness From The Stars.”

The band comments: “This track tells a tale of the brutal Persian torture tactic known as The Boats. The Boats exemplifies the evolution of the Planet Eater sound and gives the listener a taste of what’s to come in our first full length release.”

1. The Boats (3:19)
2. Pile of Bones (3:12)
3. Cold Confines (5:09)
4. Lies Evolution (3:24)
5. Suffer What They Must (4:20)
6. Kill On Sight (2:51)
7. A Fault To Fix (3:45)
8. The Spoil (6:21)
9. Blackness From The Stars (5:31)

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New Song “The Illuminated Sky” Premiered By Prospekt

Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of “The Illuminated Sky,” the epic title track to the anticipated second album by UK-based progressive metal quartet, Prospekt, as the record is being prepped for worldwide release through Sensory Records on July 21st. Check it out over here, or simply play it in the convenient player at the bottom.

Closing a four-year void since the release of “The Colourless Sunrise” debut, from technical power metal, laden with soaring vocals and blistering guitar work, to epic orchestral driven prog, Prospekt has produced the best effort to date. “The Illuminated Sky” is an album that excites and takes the listener on a journey through the cosmos via the wonders of prog.

Offers Prospekt ‘s Lee Luland, “We’re all super hyped for the album release next Friday. The title track offers a perfect representation of what you can expect from the new album. Musically it’s a busy track – plenty of riffs, time signatures and key changes. As well as the big choruses and hectic solos! It’s been a long road and a lot of effort but we are thrilled with how the album has turned out and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

Check out the track here:

The Illuminated Sky by Prospekt

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