Dischordia Premiere New Song “Purge” From Upcoming New EP “Binge/Purge”

Oklahoma City-based dissonant prog-death outfit Dischordia premiere an extended 3 minute and 55 seconds long excerpt of “Purge”, in lieu of the traditional standalone single format. “Purge” (Excerpt) is more of a slow groovier burner, aided by flute playing towards the end from bassist Josh Turner.

You can now listen to “Purge” (Excerpt)” below.

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First Details Of New Album “Castles Of Sand” Posted By Starsoup

Russian prog-rockers Starsoup will release the second album “Castles Of Sand” in December 2017. The exact release date will be revealed soon. The artwork and track list was revealed today and can be viewed below.

Starsoup is the heavy metal/progressive rock project of vocalist Alexey Markov (Distant Sun). The songs vary stylistically – you may find that some are heavily influenced by Metallica, Queensryche and Savatage. The project was founding in Moscow towards the end of 2011 when the first single, “Angels,” was recorded. The music consists of heavy guitars, atmospheric keys with an accent on the grand piano and varying vocal techniques.

The track listing is as follows:

1. The Catcher in the Lie
2. Brother’s Plea
3. Into the Woods
4. Your World Is Dead
5. Rumors of Better Love
6. Escapist
7. Winter in Shire
8. Castle
9. The World That Has Moved On
10. Light Up the Stars
11. Moon on the Shore
12. Road to Sunset (Piano Version)

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Sothis Members Form New Band Witch Casket

Ex-members of disbanded symphonic black metal group Sothis have regrouped to form new project Witch Casket. The band is currently hard at work on debut album “Hatred Index,” which should see a late 2017 release.

Today, Witch Casket has premiered a first ever video for the song “That Damn Devil” – check it out below. The band described the video to Metal Insider bys aing: “The lyric video for ‘That Damn Devil’ was created by Witch Casket vocalist Drogoth, with the concept of making the album cover artwork ‘come to life.’ Guitarists Nylock and Neal Tiemann wrote the song, and this is the first song released from the band’s upcoming debut album entitled ‘Hatred Index.'”

The formation of Witch Casket began in 2013 when ex-Sothis guitarist Colin “Nylock” Cameron and guitarist Neal Tiemann started working on writing songs together in Nylock’s Los Angeles studio. Once a majority of the songs had been written, ex-Sothis vocalist Adam “Drogoth” McCarthy was brought on to handle writing lyrics and recording vocals.

Originally formed simply as a studio project, all musical instrumentation was composed and executed by both Nylock and Tiemann. The album in its entirety was also produced; engineered, and mixed by Nylock himself in both his personal Hollywood studio and Los Angeles based Unfriendly Studios, where he is the lead engineer and co founder along with Metal Sanaz.

The album was completed with this lineup, however towards the end of the recording process, Tiemann departed the project to focus on writing for and touring with established SoCal metal band DevilDriver. As completion of the band’s debut album “Hatred Index” approached, live rehearsals were started with the addition of ex-Sothis guitarist Robert “Scathe” Enriquez, and drummer Kaspars Lucey-Grinbergs.

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Dischordia Posts Full “Thanatopsis” Stream

The time to embrace death is nigh, and Dischordia offers up an own ode to all things ending with today’s early stream of the “Thanatopsis” album.

Vocalist James Dorton from Black Crown Initiate makes an appearance on the record, lending his fearsome growls towards the end of “The Ruin.” Dischordia’s “Thanatopsis” will officially drop this Friday, November 25th through Rogue Records America.

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Hierophant Visits The “Crematorium”

Italian deathpunk band Hierophant is now streaming a third new track from “Mass Grave.” The explosive grindcore-infused death metal track titled “Crematorium” is available below.

“Mass Grave” is Hierophant’s fourth album and first with Season of Mist, and will be released worldwide on November 4th.

Regarding the new track, the band comments: “Sonically and lyrically ‘Crematorium’ deals with the idea that the world we live in and life as we know it is just a temporary phase before incineration. It’s just an unstoppable march towards the end, where everything is destined to disappear and turn into nothing again.”

1. Hymn of Perdition
2. Execution of Mankind
3. Forever Crucified (streaming here)
4. Mass Grave (available here)
5. Crematorium
6. In Decay
7. Sentenced to Death
8. Hierophant
9. Trauma
10. Eternal Void

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Hierophant Visits The “Crematorium”

Italian deathpunk band Hierophant is now streaming a third new track from “Mass Grave.” The explosive grindcore-infused death metal track titled “Crematorium” is available below.

“Mass Grave” is Hierophant’s fourth album and first with Season of Mist, and will be released worldwide on November 4th.

Regarding the new track, the band comments: “Sonically and lyrically ‘Crematorium’ deals with the idea that the world we live in and life as we know it is just a temporary phase before incineration. It’s just an unstoppable march towards the end, where everything is destined to disappear and turn into nothing again.”

1. Hymn of Perdition
2. Execution of Mankind
3. Forever Crucified (streaming here)
4. Mass Grave (available here)
5. Crematorium
6. In Decay
7. Sentenced to Death
8. Hierophant
9. Trauma
10. Eternal Void

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Sahg Reveals New Album “Memento Mori”

In a time when threats of religious hostility and environmental decay loom heavily over the world, we have no choice but to acknowledge the inevitability of death. Not only does it spread fear, stigma and hatred, but it also reminds us of the grasp our own mortality has on us.

Death is just a heartbeat away and our fear of the unknown is apparent now more than ever. Thus the title “Memento Mori” was chosen for Sahg’s new album coming September 23rd via Indie Recordings.

For a long while, the album title remained undecided. “Memento Mori was one of several options that we had on note for a long time,” comments vocalist/guitarist Olav Iversen. “But then Lemmy died and Bowie died. All of a sudden, all these rock icons disappeared – one by one. These people made their imprint on history and influenced us musically since childhood. It made a great impression on a personal level, and started a grieving process that influenced the making of the album. Suddenly it was very clear what the album title would be. Even immortal legends like Bowie and Lemmy don’t live forever..”

Following last year’s departures of drummer Thomas Lønnheim and founding member Thomas Tofthagen, Sahg faced existential challenges. Olav Iversen comments: “at that point it seemed like Sahg was heading towards the end. But we turned around and came out stronger than ever, with this album as our testimony. Still, we got a feel of how fragile existence is, Sahg is still alive. Memento Mori is living proof of that.”

The change in lineup came as a blessing in disguise, as it allowed Sahg to explore new avenues sonically. Olav Iversen and Tony Vetaas are joined by guitarist Ole Walaunet and drummer Mads Lilletvedt, who both hail from the more extreme end of the metal genre. Their aggressive approach was decisive in shaping the sound on Memento Mori.

Musically the album dwells in a heavier landscape than its predecessor, “Delusions Of Grandeur,” with metal infused heavy rock containing clear progressive elements. The new album’s track listing is:

1. Black Unicorn
2. Devilspeed
3. Take It To The Grave
4. Silence The Machines
5. Sanctimony
6. (Praise The) Electric Sun
7. Travellers Of Space And Light
8. Blood Of Oceans

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Between The Buried And Me’s Blake Richardson Comments On Walking Off Stage In SLC

Drummer Blake Richardson from Between The Buried And Me has issued the following statement online about walking off the stage in Salt Lake City:

“Hey everybody! First off I want to thank everyone for coming out to our show in Salt Lake City last night. It was, by far, one of the biggest gigs we have ever played there and we can’t thank you enough for your support!

“With that, I would like to apologize to my band, crew, Animals as Leaders, The Contortionist, and especially to everyone who came out to watch us play. I’ve been battling with a nerve issue in my left leg this entire tour.

“The pain in my leg, coupled with a night full of technical difficulties caused me to lash out in frustration towards the end of the set. It was inappropriate, unprofessional, and extremely regrettable. In my eleven years of touring, up until last night, I have never acted in that manner… ever. I hope that those who were in attendance can forgive my actions. The support and kindness y’all showed when we came back on to finish our set is something I will never forget. I promise that we will come back and give you all a proper BTBAM experience!

“As for the rest of the tour, we WILL be performing at all the remaining dates. My playing may not be 100%, but we figure that a BTBAM show is better than no BTBAM show! I sincerely appreciate the support from our fans, band mates, crew, and tour mates. You all have made this such an amazing tour for me!

“I’d also like to send a big thank you to everyone who has come out to see this tour. We would not have means to support ourselves and our families without YOU. We are forever grateful for your support.”

Between The Buried And Me is touring in support of latest album “Coma Ecliptic” (reviewed here), which dropped earlier this month via Metal Blade Records.

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Watain Announces U.S. Tour Dates With Mayhem And Rotting Christ

After a previous co-headlining tour with Mayhem back in January, Swedish black metal outfit Watain has announced a second leg of the trek, set to take place in November.

Featuring Rotting Christ as support, fans can expect another dose of wild blasphemy this winter. See below for all dates.

Watain will be touring in support of devastatingly awesome fifth full-length, “The Wild Hunt” (reviewed here), which was unleashed in 2013 worldwide via Century Media Records. The Black Metal Warfare tour part II will also be the final U.S. tour for “The Wild Hunt.” Vocalist Erik comments:

“As with every album tour, it is always towards the end that the all the ingredients of our performances melt together properly and become most powerful. The Black Metal Warfare tour was a very special project for us and I am very pleased we get to end our Wild Hunt in the US with this second leg, with such a legendary package and in front of our ever faithful US militias!

“While Black Metal Warfare part II is of course a continuation of the first one, quite a few surprises can be expected, both in terms of the setlists as well as on the stage itself. All that is certain is that November shall wail and reek of burning, blistering, banging, bloody Black Metal War! A victorious ending before it’s time to yet again embark on the ever winding paths into the great unknown…”

November 5th–New Orleans, LA–One Eyed Jacks
November 6th–Houston, TX–Warehouse Live
November 7th–Austin, TX–Fun Fun Fun Fest Nights
November 8th–Dallas, TX–Gas Monkey Live!
November 10th–Albuquerque, NM–Sunshine Theater
November 11th–El Paso, TX–Tricky Falls
November 12th–Phoenix, AZ–Club Red
November 13th–San Diego, CA–The North Park Theatre
November 14th–Santa Ana, CA–The Observatory
November 15th–Sacramento, CA–Ace of Spades
November 17th–Salt Lake City, UT–The Depot
November 18th–Colorado Springs, CO–The Black Sheep
November 20th–Palatine, IL–Durty Nellies
November 21st–Detroit, MI–St. Andrews Hall
November 22nd–Pittsburgh, PA–Mr. Smalls
November 23rd–Philadelphia, PA–Union Transfer
November 24th–Brooklyn, NY–Music Hall of Williamsburg
November 25th–Baltimore, MD–Baltimore Soundstage
November 27th–Tampa, FL–Orpheum
November 28th–Atlanta, GA–Masquerade

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RichaadEB Covers “Cleric Beast Theme” From Bloodborne Soundtrack

Guitarist RichaadEB just released a music video for his cover of the “Cleric Beast Theme” from Bloodborne. He also comments:

“I might have gone a bit overboard on this cover (again); I think this has more layers than any other cover I’ve ever done. My computer was struggling a bit towards the end there, and it even made Reaper crash once. THAT NEVER HAPPENS, REAPER DOES NOT CRASH.

“When I was getting close to being done, I had the idea of shooting at one of Grand Rapid’s local chapels or cathedrals to accent the gothic / victorian vibe of the game and settled on the Fountain Street Chapel in the video. Shout-outs to the folks at the chapel who let me dick around like an asshole in their fucking immaculate building for a few hours.

“Also apparently my answer to looking spooky is to wear one of the two hoodies I always wear anyway BUT THIS TIME PUT THE HOOD UP/ Also candles. lots of candles. Thanks again to scoot and toxic for putting up with my bullshit ;_____;

“Extra thanks to my buddies Jake and Garrett for helping me shoot this beast. Shooting on location fucking blows btw. Apparently this is a version of the same piece that plays when you fight Vicar Amelia, so they’re pretty darn similar.”

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