Begat The Nephilim Premiere New Video For “Cardboard Casket” From New Album “The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother of the Blasphemy”

Death metal band BEGAT THE NEPHILIM are now streaming a video for their song “Cardboard Casket”. The song is taken from their latest album Begat the Nephilim I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother of the Blasphemy which was recently released via Unholy Anarchy Records.

Watch the video below:

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Begat the Nephilim Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother of the Blasphemy”

Begat the Nephilim premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother of the Blasphemy”, which will be out in stores this Friday via Unholy Anarchy Records.

Check out now “I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother of the Blasphemy” in its entirety below.

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Northwoods Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Wasteland”

Italian hardcore/noise act NORTHWOODS premiere the entirety of their highly anticipated new album, “Wasteland” streaming below. “Wasteland” is set for international release on June 1st via Shove, Brigante and Mother Ship Records.

Check out now “Wasteland” in its entirety below.

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God Mother Debut New Music Video “Enkla Svar”

God Mother premiere a video of their song “Enkla Svar”. Alex Campell, sister of the band’s vocalist Sebastian Campbell, created the video. The song appears on God Mother‘s latest outing, “Vilseledd“, which is out in stores now.

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God Mother Signs With Party Smasher Inc.

Founded in 2012 in Stockholm, God Mother churns out an electrifying sound inspired as much by the grinding speed of Nasum and Rotten Sound as by the almighty weight of the Melvins. The band’s 2015 debut “Maktbehov” was hailed by Pitchfork as “an asteroid crash of an album that renders most of its competition extinct.”

Consisting of frontman Sebastian August Campbell, guitarist Max Lindstrom, bassist Daniel Noring, and drummer Michael Dahlstrom, God Mother packs hardcore, grind, sludge, and noise into lethal projectiles, fueled by bilingual lyrics denouncing society’s ignorance in both Swedish and English.

The band has now caught the eye of none other than Party Smasher Inc. founder and The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman.

Weinman states: “For some reason, out of all the European countries producing independent punk and heavy music, it was always the bands from Sweden that made the noise even us arrogant pricks in the United States had to notice. To be completely honest, after 20 years of touring the world and playing thousands of shows with thousands of bands, it is hard to impress me. But Sweden has done it again. God Mother is an undeniable force majeure that demands attention like bands did in the old days, by just being that fucking good. Torch, officially passed!”

Drummer Michael Dahlstrom says this about the signing: “We are super excited and proud to be part of the Party Smasher Inc family. Ever since we started talking about signing earlier this year we have felt extremely welcome. We played the Party Smasher showcase at SXSW and we are supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan around Europe this summer. Party Smasher Inc is a place for creativity with a great DIY attitude that we can relate to, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about releasing our new album here.”

God Mother’s upcoming sophomore album will be released on Party Smasher Inc. this fall. The group will also support The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Number 12 Looks Like You on a European tour in August:

Aug 8 – Nuremberg, DE @ Hirsch
Aug 9 – Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault Festival
Aug 10 – Krakow, PL @ Kwadrat
Aug 11 – Budapest, HU @ A38
Aug 12 – Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara
Aug 13 – Vienna, AT @ Szene
Aug 14 – Prague, CZ @ Palac Akropolis
Aug 15 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
Aug 16 – Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island

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Confess Offers First Interview Since Being Arrested In Iran

Last year we reported that Iranian metal duo Confess – consisting of Nikan “Siyanor” Khosravi and Arash “Chemical” Ilkhani – was arrested for blasphemy and running an illegal band and record label promoting music considered to be Satanic.

Very little was public about the case at the time, but now Metal Injection has published an interview with Nikan “Siyanor” Khosravi, offering his first public comments since the arrest. Excerpts can be read below.

MI:Are you safe right now?

If by being safe you mean not worried about losing your life, yes we are safe. We are with our families and our loved ones living day by day. But if being safe is having peace of mind, then no, we are not. We don’t know what is going to happen to us, as human beings and as artists.

MI:Can you tell us what happened the day you got arrested?

It was eight in the morning. I was in bed and no one else was at home but me. Somebody rang the bell, but I didn’t answer. My mother came back to home at about 10, and then the bell rang again. As soon as my mother opened the door to see who is there, eight guys and one woman rushed into our house. It was the I jumped out of the bed to see what was going on. They saw me and asked me “Are you Mr. Nikan Khosravi?” I answered yes and they showed me the search warrant. They then took me back to my room. They wanted me too sit down against the wall while they were chewing up my room.

One of them started searching my cellphone, another one was searching my personal computer and my hard drive’s data. Three of them were in the hall, and the woman was staying with my mother outside of my room. They took away all my instruments, metal shirts, magazines, books, Hollywood movies (a lot of which were forbidden in Iran because of their content), the notebooks that my lyrics were in them and other personal belongings.

While they were gathering my items in the hall, they were trying to play with my mind. They were saying things like “You are done,” “We took you down,” “You thought we never find you, huh?,” “Does your family know what are you doing?,” “Tell us about the stuff that you are hiding here?”

I didn’t speak a word but I was totally shocked by how they treated me like a real criminal. I didn’t know what to say to them because I knew that from living, at the time, 22 years in Iran, our worlds and ideology are too far away from each other. I knew that someone like me would not be able to convince them or change their mind. Once they were done gathering my things, they told me to get dressed. They handcuffed me, grabbed my arms and took me to the exit. My mother asked them, “Where are you taking my son?” One of the guards who showed up a little later, claiming he was my main investigator answered her calmly and happy “The Evin Prison. You can ask about him there.”

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The Cold Stares Posts “Head Bent” Title Track

“Head Bent” is the forthcoming new full-length album from Nashville duo The Cold Stares. Set for release June 16th via Small Stone Recordings, the eleven-track “Head Bent” was produced and mixed by the band with Greg Pearce and mastered by Chris Goosman.

In advance of its release, today the record’s title track comes online and can be heard below. Notes frontman Chris Tapp, “I was listening to a bit of Queen and always loved ‘Tie Your Mother Down,’ so I started writing with that in mind. The music just sounds like bikes to me. I’ve always had hot rods and bikes and wanted to do a tribute song to all the good people in those communities.

“A big part of my cancer recovery was getting my mind right, and just riding; there’s nothing like the focus and peace it brings. The bike and gear head community is so much about family and respect, and just love for the machine. ‘Head Bent’ is that feeling of 80mph wind twisting your neck down the highway.”

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Snares Of Sixes Posts New Track “The Mother’s Throat”

Crucial Blast is preparing to release “Yeast Mother: An Electroacoustic Mass,” the debut EP by Snares Of Sixes – the newest investigative musical outlet of founding Agalloch member Jason Walton. A segment of its untamed exploration is divulged today through the track “The Mother’s Throat.”

Snares Of Sixes’ maiden recording sees co-members of Lawnmower Deth, Winds, Sculptured, Blekspetl, Hollow Branches, Self Spiller, Barrowlands, Age Of Silence, Dolven, Musk Ox, The Night Watch, Maestus, and more joining the project’s creator in his delivery of this intriguing mutation.

Crucial Blast will issue “Yeast Mother: An Electroacoustic Mass” on digital and six-panel digipak CD this coming May 5th; find pre-orders right here.

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The Chronic Legion Reveals Self-Titled Album Art

New Delhi based experimental outfit The Chronic Legion has unleashed the artwork for an upcoming self-titled album. “The Chronic Legion” is slated to be a fusion of modern and old school metal complimented by traditional Indian folk music. The band’s bassist Sahil Bajaj says:

“The album and the artwork are inspired by the moral degradation of the society. The elements used in the artwork are based on the issues which the mother earth has to face in this generation. Both the artists, Ishaan & Naveen did an incredible job.”

Keshav Dhar from Skyharbor is slated to make a guest appearance, along with sitarist Rishabh Seen and tabla player Karan Chitra. The track listing will be as follows:

1. Intro
2. Hour of greed
3. Corruption
4. Decade of war
5. Pollution
6. Drugs
7. Maya

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Kawir Releasing New Album “Father Sun Mother Moon”

On April 30th, Iron Bonehead Productions is proud to present a new album from Greek black metallers Kawir, titled “Father Sun Mother Moon.”

Since 1993, Kawir has been one of the unsung pillars of the classic Greek black metal sound. While the names Rotting Christ, Varathron, and Necromantia are incredibly important to that style’s foundation, it was Kawir who kept the faith during the ’90s and into the new millennium. The new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. To the Sovereign Sun
2. Dionysus
3. Hercules Enraged
4. To Diouscuri
5. To Mother Moon
6. Hail To The Three Shaped Goddess
7. The Taurian Artemis
8. The Descent of Persephone

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