Monstrosity Posts New Single, “Kingdom Of Fire” Online

On September 7th, Metal Blade Records will release “The Passage Of Existence,” the new studio album by Florida death metal legends Monstrosity. For a preview of The Passage Of Existence, the second single “Kingdom Of Fire” is available for streaming below. The album will be available in the following formats:

– ltd. Digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks
– 180g black vinyl
– orange/red marbled vinyl (limited to 500 copies – EU exclusive)
– transp. grey-brown marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
– dusk blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
– terracotta-marbled vinyl (limited to 120 copies – ebay exclusive)
– deep violet blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 500 copies – US exclusive)

Monstrosity’s Lee Harrison (drums) comments: “First off, I present to you the master piece of masterpieces in the Monstrosity universe. This album requires a certain justice though and I ask you, as the listener, to properly step up to the task. Don’t play this recording on a cheap portable radio or your tiny ear buds. This album was built to be played loud on a killer system. Do yourself that favor, at least for the first few times you play it. I know it’s so horribly cliché to say ‘Play it Loud’, but I can honestly say this album is made for that. Listen to it multiple times, too. These songs are going to ‘pop’ live, too. Can’t wait to bring these songs to the stage. I’m curious to see the opinions. The response by the fans to the teaser clip we posted was super positive, so I’ll be so glad when the single is released and the years of hard work finally come to fruition. Hope to see you guys on the road soon and blast it!”

Lee Harrison recorded his drum tracks at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with veteran metal producer Jason Suecof. A week was spent creating rock solid drum tracks. Guitar and bass tracks were handled at Ascension Sound in Tampa with the vocal tracks being recorded at Obituary’s “Redneck Studios” in Gibsonton, Florida. The mix was handled by producer Mark Lewis (Megadeth, etc), and the resulting 2018 album, The Passage Of Existence, was born. 12 tracks of masterfully crafted death metal for the modern era from the standard bearers of extreme art. Monstrosity still stand taller than ever, still delivering their brand of state of the art sonic devastation.

The tracklisting for “The Passage Of Existence” is as follows:

1. Cosmic Pandemia
2. Kingdom Of Fire
3. Radiated
4. Solar Vacuum
5. The Proselygeist
6. Maelstrom
7. Eyes Upon The Abyss
8. Dark Matter Invocation (ltd. Digi-CD bonus)
9. The Hive
10. Eternal Void (ltd. Digi-CD bonus)
11. Century
12. Slaves To The Evermore

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SUMAC Premiere New Track “Attis’ Blade”

SUMAC premiere their new song “Attis’ Blade” from their upcoming new effort “Love In Shadow“. The group feature current and former memebrs of Isis, Baptists etc. and will release “Love In Shadow” on September 21st via Thrill Jockey.

Comments SUMAC frontman/guitarist Aaron Turner of this song and the new full length:

“While all ‘Love In Shadow was written before our recording session with [Keiji Haino,] that experience further bolstered our confidence to travel further into territories free of preconceived structure and melody. Immediacy, intuition, and risk have become an increasingly important aspect of our music making.

Before SUMAC was even a fully-formed band there was a goal I had in mind for how to approach writing songs: marrying fully realized structures to freely improvised movements – and trying to find fluid passages between these worlds. ‘Attis’ Blade‘ is a breakthrough for us in that it comes closer to meeting that goal than anything else we’ve written previously.

It’s a song I’m happy with in its own right, and more importantly as a key to the next step in our evolutional process. In this song I hear the three of us learning to trust one another more fully, and collectively embracing a more expansive dimension of our existence.

Lyrically the song has to do with succumbing to base desires, the subsequent self-abuse/admonishment to atone for these perceived transgressions of moral code, and also the personal histories that can lead to this kind of behavioral dysfunction.”

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Dream Theater Posts New Studio Video Online Showing New Album Guitar Tracking

American progressive metal legends Dream Theater has posted a new video online, the latest in their series chronicling the recording of their as yet untitled fourteenth studio album. This time, John Petrucci gives fans a behind the scenes look at the guitar tracking. You can check it out below. This will be the band’s first album for Sony Music’s progressive imprint InsideOutMusic, with whom they signed with last year.


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Doro Posts New Video, “If I Can’t Have You – Nobody Will” Online With Amon Amarth Singer Johan Hegg

In only three weeks time the undisputed metal queen Doro will release her 2 CD studio album, “Forever Warriors, Forever United.” Her new offering boasts 25 brand new tracks and today, she releases the masterpiece “If I Can’t Have You – Nobody Will.”

The latest Doro single is a duet that combines passion and melody with brutal harshness. Passion is provided by the blonde rock goddess herself – while the harshness comes from none other than Amon Amarth singer Johan Hegg. Doro says: “The work with Johan, who also contributed to the lyrics, was stunning. We got to know each other during the recording of the Amon Amarth album Jomsviking and it is wonderful that this great collaboration could be continued on my album.”

Doro continues: “The video for the song perfectly reflects this obsessive song. We filmed in various ruins with our great director David Havlena. It has become very special, almost like a little movie. I can not wait to introduce the song on August 3rd at Wacken Open Air where the song will celebrate its live premiere with special guest Johan Hegg!”

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Gojira Stream In-Studio Live Performance Of “Global Warming”

Gojira stream the below in-studio live performance of their track “Global Warming“, taken from their 2004 effort “From Mars To Sirius“. The video was captured at Silver Cord Studio in New York City, NY, which is owned by the group’s vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier.

State the band:

“A few weeks ago, we played ‘Global Warming‘ together for the first time since the recording of ‘From Mars To Sirius‘. We never played it live before, as it is a challenging one to play, and place in a set list. It’s emotionally heavy, and would almost ‘hurt’ the rest of the songs in a way.

Global warming is a reality and a relevant topic, we feel it’s good to be reminded of one of the most important challenges of our time: How to grow as a species without being a parasite to our planet, the only home we have. ‘We will see our children growing’ is a mantra for future generations, and in a figurative way we hope the children in all of us will grow, evolve, and take action for a more compassionate and meaningful world.”

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Rotting Christ Enters The Studio To Work On New Album

The Greek veterans of Rotting Christ have entered the studio for the recording of their brand new album, which will be released early 2019 via Season of Mist. The album will be produced by vocalist Sakis Tolis himself, and Jens Bogren will again take on the job of mixing and mastering.

Regarding the new record, Sakis comments: “After almost two years on the road promoting and supporting our latest album ‘Rituals’, the time has come to create it’s follower. An album that will be inspired by the intense artistic worries which arose during those two years on the road, and which seems to be our darkest and most mystical influences yet in our career! Thanks for the support all those years, we will not disappoint you!”

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Pallbearer Posts, “Dropout” Mini Documentary Online

Little Rock, Arkansas-based ruminant progressive doom quartet, Pallbearer, recently premiered a brand new track entitled “Dropout” as the 53rd instalment of the Adult Swim Singles Program. The song, which is available digitally today, represents a subtle expansion of the singular doom-prog metal sound the Arkansas outfit is known for.

To coincide with this release, the band have also made an accompanying mini doc available which gives a behind the scenes look at the recording of “Dropout” – recorded at Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock, Arkansas. Check it out below.

Comments the band on the single: “We have almost always written music intended to exist as part of an album, with common musical and lyrical threads that tie many elements together into one release. Being freed from those confines in recording this song allowed us to explore themes and immediacy that might not have been uncovered in our more typical “large format” composition process.”

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Godless Enthropia Debut New Song “Palace of Fornication” From Upcoming New Album “Tetracyclic Dominion”

Godless Enthropia debut a new song entitled “Palace of Fornication”, taken from their upcoming new album “Tetracyclic Dominion”, which will be released on April 28th by Satanath Records’ sub-label Symbol Of Domination and Hecatombe Records.

Check out now “Palace of Fornication” below.

The album was recorded at Mk2 Recording Studios (Pavone, Italy). It was engineered and mixed by Davide “Brutaldave” Billia (of Beheaded, Antropophagus, Hour of Penance, Xenomorphic Contamination). Analog mastering was executed by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawski (Vader, Behemoth, Decapitated) at Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland). The artwork was created by Simone Cavalera.

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Gruesome Share Cover Version Of Mantas’ “Legion Of Doom”

Gruesome‘s take on Mantas‘ “Legion Of Doom” is available for streaming below. The cover track is a b-side from the recording sessions for the group’s new effort, “Twisted Prayers“, which is due out in stores June 01st via Relapse.

As reported earlier, Gruesome‘s Matt Harvey will be pulling double duty with Gruesome and Exhumed at these two July shows:

07/14 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
07/15 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub

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Outer Heaven Inks Deal With Relapse Records

Outer Heaven have signed with Relapse Records and will soon enter the studio to begin recording their new album. The tracking sessions will take place at Developing Nations Recording Studio in Baltimore, MD with Kevin Bernsten (Full Of Hell, Integrity) behind the boards with a late 2018 release scheduled.

Says the band of their new label home:

“We could not be more excited about becoming part of the beast that is Relapse Records. To be amongst so many bands that inspired us, as well as so many friends, is something truly killer. Our forthcoming LP promises to be the most devastating material we have conjured to date. We have sunken days, months, years, and LAVA into these songs and we think it will undoubtedly show.”

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