CONCERT REVIEW: Max and Iggor Cavalera – Birmingham 02 Academy 2

Probably due to the bitterly cold December weather, the Academy 2 is already full to bursting by the time opening act Healing Magic hit their stride. Featuring a Cavalera who prefers to spell his name correctly, the Arizona based band are fronted by Max‘s youngest son Igor, and kick off the evening with some Black Sabbath inspired riffery which unsurprisingly goes down well in the home of metal. Continue reading

Blackest Of The Black Festival – Silverado, California

As the earth shook and the ground parted, so did the gates to another world open, spewing forth demons of the Blackest of the Black. Bands, fans, vendors and the occasional celebrity descended upon Oak Canyon Park—a quaint little camping spot nestled in the hills of Silverado, California—for the Blackest of the Black Festival. This gathering of the depraved and debauched was the brainchild of none other than Jersey native and trailblazer of horror punk and doom-goth-metal, Glenn Danzig. Opening day of the festival coincided with the release of Danzig’s new album, Black Laden Crown (Nuclear Blast Records), his follow-up to 2015’s Skeletons Continue reading

Wolfbrigade – Run With The Hunted

The vitality of Stockholm ragers Wolfbrigade is a joy to behold. Nine albums in, and Run With The Hunted (Southern Lord) blisters with the exuberance and wild abandon of a child who has quaffed a crate of Monster, spraying vigour and speedballs of punky virility in all directions with uninhibited elation. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Mike IX Williams Of EyeHateGod Returns To The Stage Tonight, Talks With Ghost Cult

Recently recovered from a life-saving liver transplant – metal survivor Mike IX Williams of EyeHateGod returns to the stage this weekend, first tonight at Berserker Fest in Pontiac, Michigan alongside Off!, Negative Approach, GWAR, The Obsessed, Fuck You Pay Me and many more. Then the band will play a string of headline dates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, New York this weekend, with additional booked shows for next month in Louisiana and Texas. Mike IX chatted with Ghost cult Chief Editor Keith Chachkes about his current health, his transplant surgery, recovery, and getting back on stage! Continue reading

Danzig’s Blackest of the Black Festival To Feature Suicidal Tendencies, Ministry, Fear Factory And More

2017 is going to be a busy year for Danzig. The legendary front man has already confirmed that his new album, ‘Black Laden Crown’, will be coming in May (details), plus he announced the return of his “Blackest of the Black Festival” as well. Last night Danzig appeared on Full Metal Jackie’s KLOS radio program to talk about the upcoming festival, and he revealed a ton of bands who are already booked for the huge event. Continue reading

Netherlands Deathfest Is Less Than Six Months Away!

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With California Deathfest in the rearview, the team behind Maryland Deathfest turns its attention to already completed Netherlands Deathfest event next March, less than six months away. Details below: Continue reading

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Will Front EYEHATEGOD On Upcoming Tour Dates

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Due to Mike IX Williams being sidelined because of an undisclosed illness, we recently saw Phil Anselmo front EYEHATEGOD at their recent shows over the Summer. EYEHATEGOD will soon be heading out with Discharge and Toxic Holocaust, and since Williams is still unable to perform, they’ve enlisted Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe to front the band on the upcoming dates! Continue reading

Video: Neurosis Debuts New Song Live- Broken Ground

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Bay-area post-metal masters Neurosis have performed a new song live, ‘Broken Ground’, from their forthcoming September 23rd release Fires Within Fires via Neurot Recordings. You can watch fan-filmed video at this link or below:

Their eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, is the follow-up to 2012’s Honor Found In Decay, and was recorded at Electrical Audio Studio with producer Steve Albini. Pre-orders are live now from the bands website.

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Neurosis Fires Within Fires track listing

1. Bending Light

2. A Shadow Memory

3. Fire is the End Lesson

4. Broken Ground

5. Reach

Neurosis upcoming tour dates:

Nov 07: Koko – London, UK w/ Earth 

Nov 08: Koko – London, UK w/ Discharge, Subhumans 

Nov 25: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR w/ YOB, Kowloon Walled City [all ages] 

Nov 26: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR w/ YOB, Kowloon Walled City [21+] 

Dec 19: Neumos – Seattle, WA w/ YOB, Sumac [21+] 

Dec 20: Venue – Vancouver, BC w/ YOB, Sumac [19+] 

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Human Bodies / Leather Chalice- Seven-Inch Split (Vinyl)

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Broken Limbs Recordings brings us this raucous Black Metal and Punk hybrid split seven-inch, with Boston’s Human Bodies and New Hampshire’s Leather Chalice.

Featuring two tracks from each band, this hallowed-out and thrashy LP takes you on a raucous ride through grimy streets, riddled with the echoes of Venom, Discharge, and drugs, and harkens back to the days when punk was still pretty dangerous.

Tracks one and two are donated by Human Bodies and are appropriately quick and dirty. Track one, entitled ‘Only the Sigh,’ and track two, entitled ‘Malice Prepense,’ are vitriol-fueled black metal and Hardcore hybrids curated by a little D-beat for immeasurably catchy shit.

New Hampshire’s one-man punk project known as Leather Chalice chimes in on tracks three and four with impossibly unpolished Blackened Crust. The project, which features Jann from Ramlord, takes to the extremes of the genre-meld, garnering hues of grime and gray, and garbage can tin-sounding percussion, and in sum, is the sound of impassioned, unimpressed, abandoned youth.

This mash up is due out September 22 on 7-inch vinyl and is released in cooperation with Prison Tatt Records.

Information on oerdering this split seven-inch vinyl can be found over at the Broken Limbs Records Website at www.BrokenLimbsRecordings.com.

6.0/10

LINDSAY O’CONNOR