Audiotopsy (Mudvayne, Etc.) Premiere New Song “War”

Audiotopsy‘s new single “War” has premiered and is now streaming below. The track is from the group’s impending new album, “The Real Now“, which is scheduled for a November 02nd release via Megaforce. Audiotopsy feature Mudvayne‘s Greg Tribbett and Matt McDonough, as well as ex-Skrape frontman Billy Keeton among their ranks.

Says Tribbett of this latest song:

“This song is about the struggle to survive in this world today, whether it’s cancer, addiction, work or life itself! Every day is a war. It’s a fight! You have to have confidence and resilience.”

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Terrorizer Streaming New Album “Caustic Attack”

Caustic Attack, the imminent new full-length from long-running American grindcore unit Terrorizer, is streaming in its inexorable entirety. Slated to drop worldwide via The End Records October 12th, the band’s first studio offering in six years was produced by Jason Suecof (Deicide, All That Remains, Kataklysm, Battlecross) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and features the apocalyptic cover art of Timbul Cahyono (Rotting Corpse, Pyrexia).

Before Pete Sandoval recorded Morbid Angel’s first album, 1989’s Altars Of Madness, he performed on two demos and a split album with his original band Terrorizer. Today, the group’s 1989 full-length debut World Downfall is still considered a pinnacle for death metal and grindcore, featuring impossibly fast blast-beats and double-bass drumming along with a blitzkrieg attack by late guitarist Jesse Pintado (Napalm Death), and ex-vocalist Oscar Garcia (Nausea). The 1989 lineup was rounded out by Sandoval and then-fellow Morbid Angel bandmate David Vincent on bass.

Over the next twenty-three years, Sandoval took time between Morbid Angel albums to continue working with Terrorizer, recording two more cataclysmic full-lengths, 2006’s Darker Days Ahead and 2012’s Hordes Of Zombies. And now, another six years down the burning highway, Terrorizer is back with Caustic Attack, their heaviest and most eclectic album to date.

Terrorizer started working on Caustic Attack in 2014, but before they could lay down a single bar of music, Sandoval had to make sure he was healthy enough to work on a new album – which was far from a sure thing. Rewind to 2009 when Sandoval’s suffered a severe back injury caused by decades of Olympic-class death metal drumming. After seeing different doctors and exploring his options, Sandoval opted for invasive surgery to repair the deteriorated discs between interlocking vertebrae in his spine.

By 2013, Sandoval was feeling pretty good, so he got together with multi-instrumentalist Lee Harrison, who played on Malevolent Creation’s 1989 demo a year before giving birth to metal veterans Monstrosity, which have released five full-length albums to date. In 2007, Lee joined up with fabled Crimson Glory singer, Midnight, with whom he worked until the vocalist died in 2009. Lee has also played guitar with Obituary on tour in South America in 2012. Now, he’s deadly serious about his role in Terrorizer, but at first playing with Sandoval was more like a hobby.

“We started playing some songs just for fun,” Sandoval explains. “We did some of the World Downfall songs, and then we learned a few cover songs and we did our first show as a party. That’s how everything started.”

Feeling confident and comfortable again behind the kit, Sandoval invited Sam Molina, who played with Harrison in Monstrosity, to join them on bass, and the trio started working on songs for Caustic Attack. A violently explosive album for increasingly turbulent times, Caustic Attack is the sound of a world nearing apocalypse. The songs conjure images of warplanes on bombing runs, giant tanks obliterating small villages and the endless rattle of machine guns mowing down everyone in sight.

Sandoval has long been known as one of the fastest players in death metal – the pioneer of blast beats – and he doesn’t hold back on Caustic Attack. At the same time, even the fastest songs are tighter and more precise than Terrorizer have ever been thanks to veteran producer Jason Suecof, who’s painstaking method of recording showcases Sandoval and his team at peak capacity.

The proof is in the pummeling. There are flesh-shredding grindfests like “Turbulence,” “Caustic Attack,” and “Poison Gas Tsunami,” each of which swoops down, destroys, and depart in under-two-minutes. Then, there are the nearly five-minute-long tracks, including “Infiltration” – which slows to a thunderous breakdown before ramping back up to hyper-speed – and “Wasteland,” a global conflagration with undeniable guitar hooks and a lethal mid-song chug that reveals previously unexplored diversity and depth.

Now that Sandoval is devoting all his time and effort to Terrorizer (he left Morbid Angel in 2013), he plans to tour extensively and then record another album. The six-year curse is officially broken. “It feels so great to be back playing every day,” Sandoval says. “I worked really hard on my recovery and all that work is really paying off now because when I play these songs I feel the same way I did in 1990 or 2000. I feel young again and I can play with no problem. And that’s hard to do because this new album has a lot of changes, double-bass, fast blast beats. You name it.” [words by Jon Wiederhorn]

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Arsis Premiere New Song “Hell Sworn” From Upcoming New Album “Visitant”

ARSIS premiere a new song entitled “Hell Sworn”, taken from their upcoming new album “Visitant”, which will be out in stores November 2nd via Agonia Records (Europe / Rest Of The World) and Nuclear Blast Records (North / Central / South America).

Check out now “Hell Sworn” below.

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Agony Kings Premiere New Music Video For “Futureburn”

Crossover thrash metal band AGONY KINGS have released their new video for “Futureburn”. The song is taken from their self-titled album which was released last year on vinyl and digital formats.

Watch the video below:

The band commented:

“This is a window into the good times that we have all had as friends and as a band. We are extremely psyched to have a piece of our own reality to unleash upon the world and we hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as we did making it.”

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Agony Kings Premiere New Music Video For “Futureburn”

Crossover thrash metal band AGONY KINGS have released their new video for “Futureburn”. The song is taken from their self-titled album which was released last year on vinyl and digital formats.

Watch the video below:

The band commented:

“This is a window into the good times that we have all had as friends and as a band. We are extremely psyched to have a piece of our own reality to unleash upon the world and we hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as we did making it.”

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Sigh Reveals New Album, “Heir To Despair” Release Date, Premieres Track With Phil Anselmo

Japanese avant garde metal legends Sigh has revealed that their latest album, “Heir To Dispair” will be released on November 16th through Candlelight/Spinefarm Records. The band has also premiered a new song, “Homo Homini Lupus” featuring Down/Superjoint/ex Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo, which can be heard when pre-ordering the album here.

While the previous album “Graveward” (2015) was rather symphonic orchestral stuff, “Heir to Despair” is pointing at the completely opposite direction. Heavily inspired by old crazy progressive bands like Brainticket, Embryo, Agitation Free, Between, Gentle Giant, Os Mutantes, Modulo 1000, Black Widow, etc.,”Heir to Despair” turned out to be a heavy, psychedelic and exotic album filled with vintage keyboards and flute.

“Homo Homini Lupus” is the first track to be shared from the record featuring guest vocals from Phil Anselmo. Vocalist Mirai Kawashima comments,

“Homo Homini Lupus” is one of the fastest and the simplest tracks on “Heir to Despair”. Don’t expect other songs to sound like this. “Homo Homini Lupus” means “Man is wolf to man” in Latin. Thomas Hobbes referred to this verb to describe how men would act in the state of nature before we were civilized. The world shown in “The Walking Dead” series should be the best example of what we truly are. Men become wolves, or should I say men are wolves in their real nature. Look what our ancestors did during the wartime! Look what our ancestors did during famine! We have own wolves inside.”

Mirai met Phil 20 years ago when they were both in US death metal band, Necrophagia adding, “it is a great honor for us to finally have him on our album! He added a great atmosphere to the song with his very deep voices! It should be VERY easy for you to tell which parts were sung by Phil”.

What the band describes with this album is the world through the eyes of madness. Yes, the album is about insanity. Music on the album is varied as a mad man’s thoughts. It starts with psychedelic and exotic “Aletheia” but the following “Homo Homini Lupus” is rather a straightforward thrashy song with the typical Sigh twist. “In Memories Delusional” is a brutal tune with heavy Asian touches, which must be an new experience for everybody, while “Heresy Trilogy” is the representation of pure madness and insanity with lots of crazy stuff going on, which has nothing to do with metal at all. The album ends with the title track, which is a 10 minutes long progressive epic song.

It should be nothing surprising for Sigh fans, but the album got everything from extreme metal, 60’s / 70’s rock, jazz, classical, world music, dub, and noise. The music styles it covers are as wide as the world through the eyes of madness.

Also “Heir to Despair” can be taken as Sigh’s first attempt to intentionally take in Japanese / Asian musical feel. Mirai used some Japanese traditional singing techniques and the ex-Estradasphere Shamisen (the Japanese traditional instrument) master, Kevin Kmetz is featured on several songs. Moreover, 90% of the lyrics are in Japanese, which never happened on the past Sigh albums.

The album was mixed by a Canadian engineer, Phil Anderson, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum, who has worked with a lot of great artists such as Faith No More, Yes and Yngwie Malmsteen to name a few. Phil and Maor have a perfect combination and they have worked together on many projects. Thanks to them, “Heir to Despair” turned out the heaviest Sigh album.

The cover artwork, which exactly fits the concept of the album, was again drawn by Eliran Kantor. Eliran did the artworks for the past Sigh albums such as “Scenes from Hell” (2010) and “In Somniphobia” (2012).

Mirai adds, “I just suggested to Eliran that the album is about insanity and gave him some Japanese psychotropic drug advertisement from the 60s / 70s, which I love, to show him what kind of artwork I wanted. The result was perfect. The woman on the artwork looks ostensibly happy but the plant she’s watering is withering, and her room looks like a mess. This is what true insanity is about. This is what true horror is about. These days people are trying to pretend to be as happy as possible on SNS, but what kind of darkness do they have in their mind? You cannot draw the line between sanity and insanity any more.”

“Heir to Despair” tracklisting:

1. Aletheia
2. Homo Homini Lupus
3. Hunters Not Horned
4. In Memories Delusional

Heresy Trilogy

5. Heresy I: Oblivium
6. Heresy II: Acosmism
7. Heresy III: Sub Specie Aeternitatis

8. Hands of the String-puller
9. Heir to Despair.

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Artillery reveals details for new album, ‘The Face of Fear’

– September 26th, 2018 –

November 16th will see Artillery release their new album, The Face Of Fear – which is the successor to 2016′s Penalty By Perception. The Face Of Fear is the band’s 9th studio album, and the third with the current line-up. For a preview of the record, a video for the title track can be viewed now at: www.metalblade.com/artillery – where The Face Of Fear can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–ltd. Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
–180 g black vinyl
–opaque grey blue marbeld vinyl (ltd. 300 – EU-exclusive)
–golden yellow blue marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–blue green / white splattered vinyl (ltd. 100 – EMP-exclusive)
–blue/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 – US-exclusive)

The lyrics are Artillery as you know them, with subjects concerning the destruction of mankind, double standards, abuse and the looming worst-case scenarios. The Face Of Fear was recorded with long-time producer Soren Andersen at Medley Studios. It’s Soren’s fifth time at the helm, and once again he manages to deliver a monster production. Soren comments: “Pure and raw! Some of the material of this album was originally written in the early 80′s, and that inspired us to go old school this time. Not too many layers, just classic Artillery thrash metal…And Bastholm is better than ever on this one. This is a no-filler album, created together with the band. I’m really proud of the final result and I hope everyone will enjoy it as much as I do!”

Artillery comments about the video for “The Face Of Fear”: “Most of the scenes for the video were shot at Amager strand park right outside of Copenhagen. And the live scenes go back to when the band visited Japan and played at the Thrash Dominations together with Exodus, Voivod and Sanctuary. The video was shot by the band’s good friend Terkel Christensen, who also did the video ‘When The Magic is Gone’, from the last album, ‘Penalty By Perception‘. The song is about dealing the end of man by himself. We create our own phobia about the destruction of the world, but remain disrespectful to the globe.”

The Face Of Fear track-listing:
1. The Face of Fear
2. Crossroads To Conspiracy
3. New Rage
4. Sworn Utopia
5. Through The Ages Of Atrocity
6. Thirst For The Worst
7. Pain
8. Under Water (instumental)
9. Preaching to the converted
10. Mind Of No Return (ltd. 1st ed. bonus track / re-recorded song from Artillery‘s first demo from 1982)
11. Doctor Evil (ltd. 1st ed. bonus track / 2018 version)

Since the last album, Penalty By Perception – which won the band four Danish Metal Awards in 2016 (best album, best band, best production and honorary prize) – Artillery has toured around the world, including Europe, South America and parts of Asia. For the rest of 2018, there will be time for Copenhell’s Metal Cruise and a Denmark tour, plus a release party on High Voltage. 2019 will include tours in Europe, South America and USA. Stay tuned for more news coming soon!

Artillery line-up:
Michael Bastholm Dahl – vocals
Michael Stutzer – guitars
Morten Stutzer – guitars
Peter Thorslund – bass
Joshua Madsen – drums

Artillery online:
https://www.facebook.com/ARTILLERY.DK
http://www.artillery.dk/
http://twitter.com/artillerymetal

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Terror Debut New Song & Music Video “Spirit Of Sacrifice”

A new official music video for Terror‘s new track called “Spirit Of Sacrifice” has debuted online. The single is taken from the group’s seventh studio release “Total Retaliation“, out September 28th via Pure Noise.

Comments vocalist Scott Vogel of it:

“This is Terror 2018. This is who we are and how we live. This is our definition of Hardcore and the way we see this world for better and for worse.”

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Terror Reveals New Album, “Total Retaliation” Release Date

Long running Los Angeles hardcore powerhouse Terror have announced the details for their forthcoming 8th album.

“Total Retaliation” will be released on September 28 via Nuclear Blast (Europe, Pure Noise Records in the rest of the world). Find the cover of the album at the bottom of the page.

Furthermore the band has released the brand new track, “Mental Demolition” which can be seen heard below.

Terror is:
Scott Vogel – vocals
Martin Stewart – guitar
Jordan Posner – guitar
Chris Linkovich – bass
Nick Jett – drums

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Terror Reveals New Album, “Total Retaliation” Release Date

Long running Los Angeles hardcore powerhouse Terror have announced the details for their forthcoming 8th album.

“Total Retaliation” will be released on September 28 via Nuclear Blast (Europe, Pure Noise Records in the rest of the world). Find the cover of the album at the bottom of the page.

Furthermore the band has released the brand new track, “Mental Demolition” which can be seen heard below.

Terror is:
Scott Vogel – vocals
Martin Stewart – guitar
Jordan Posner – guitar
Chris Linkovich – bass
Nick Jett – drums

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