ALBUM REVIEW: C*nts – C*nts

If you’re going to name your band Cunts then I expect some vile shit. If you’re going to double down and go with Cunts (Ipecac Recordings) as the name of your album, then you’re really looking to summon the Kraken here. I’m ready to slam a forty ounce of Olde English 800, get bashed over the head with a folding chair and crawl back home only to fuck on the floor. Let’s destroy something beautiful. Continue reading

Quebec Deathfest – Live At Various Venues

The first ever Quebec Deathfest took place last month, from the folks that brought you Maryland Deathfest, Netherlands Deathfest, and more. Taking place across several venues in the metal capital of Canada, Quebec, the fest had many of the highlights of other festivals (multiple stages, vendors, lots of beer) that make this a worthy inclusion of your annual concert calendar. Bands on the bill included death metal greats like Autopsy, Demolition Hammer, Exhorder, Uada, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Malignancy, Unleashed, Skinless, Skeletal Remains, Outre-Tombe, Bell Witch, Dehumanized, Tomb Mold, and many more. Check out these EXCLUSIVE photos by Hillarie Jason Photography and we’ll see you next year! Saluer et tuer! Continue reading

Kat Katz Quits Agoraphobic Nosebleed

Agoraphobic Nosebleed, by Emma Parsons Photography

Grindcore legends Agoraphobic Nosebleed, who didn’t perform live until a few short years ago, have had a split in the ranks. Kat Katz has quit the band, according to a post on the bands’ Facebook account. Kat was part of their multi-vocalist attack, but the sole vocalist on their 2016 EP Arc (Relapse). Continue reading

Pig Destroyer – Head Cage

It’s upon us again… After six years and many listens to 2012’s Book Burner, Pig Destroyer have unsheathed Head Cage (Relapse) their sixth full-length in a career spanning two decades. The fact that we continue to get new music from Pig Destroyer seems baffling. Like Converge or Refused, Pig Destroyer are in the unique position of being able to rest on past accomplishments and make good money playing the Summer festival market.

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Final Bands Announced For Quebec Deathfest 2018

Quebec Deathfest has announced their final bands to complete their lineup. Grave, Pestilence, Necros Christos, Bell Witch, Massgrave, Pessimist, Goolagoon, Profane Order and more. Weekend passes are available at the link below. Continue reading

Quebec Deathfest Adds Unleashed, Skinless, Skeletal Remains And More

The first ever Quebec Deathfest has announced a slew of new bands. Joining the bill are Unleashed (Exclusive North American appearance!), Skinless,
Skeletal Remains, Outre-Tombe, Dehumanized, Tomb Mold, Sulaco
Grotesque Organ Defilement, Biological Monstrosity, and Wake. 
The fest takes place this coming October 19th and 20th in Quebec  and has already announced Autopsy, Demolition Hammer, Exhorder, Uada, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Malignancy and many others to come. Quebec Deathfest is brought to you by the makers of Maryland Deathfest, California Deathfest, Days Of Darkness, and Netherlands Deathfest, so you know to expect a quality, no b.s. experience. 

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Exhorder, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Yob, Acid King & More Booked For Austin Terror Fest

 

For the second year in a row, the best in underground metal bands will descend on Austin, Texas for the Austin Terror Fest, taking place from June 15th through 17th. “Powered by Worshiper Cabinets”, the festival features Exhorder, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Yob, Acid King, 40 Watt Sun, Bell Witch, Pinkish Black, Come to Grief, Buzzov-en, Primitive Man, Krallice, Gnaw, Goya and many more announced for the full line-up. Tickets are available now (link below) but may sell out since this bill is so killer and many of these bands will make their Austin début. Continue reading

Autopsy, Demolition Hammer, Exhorder, Uada And More Booked For The First Quebec Deathfest

The empire started by Maryland Deathfest includes California Deathfest, Days Of Darkness, Netherlands Deathfest , and now Quebec Deathfest. The brand new festival will take place this coming October 19th and 20th in Quebec and already features a worthy lineup of death metal legends. Autopsy, Demolition Hammer, Exhorder, Uada, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Malignancy and many more will grace the bill. Continue reading

The 2018 Northwest Terror Fest Will Feature Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Integrity, Panopticon, And More!

The 2018 Northwest Terror Fest will be taking place at three separate venues in Seattle from May 31st through June 2nd, and the lineup is absolutely insane. Continue reading

Damnation Festival 2017 – Live At Leeds University Union

Dragged Into Sunlight, by Rich Price Photography

Over the course of its 12 incarnations, Leeds based Damnation Festival has grown into surely the most important yearly event for underground music lovers the UK has to offer. Far from merely an Extreme Metal festival, Damnation is the closest the UK has to the all-encompassing nature of Roadburn in its celebration of a wide spectrum of sub-genres. This year’s edition seemed to be especially diverse with a rich amount of Extreme Metal sitting alongside expansive entities and experimental Prog outfits. With four stages within the single complex of the Leeds University Union, and a sell-out capacity crowd (admittedly reduced to counter crowding issues from previous editions), the layout does appear labyrinthian at first, but is pretty intuitive and easy to follow pretty quickly; which with a stacked lineup from top to bottom, makes the continuous rushing from stage to stage a little more bearable at least. Continue reading