The Glorious Rebellion – Scholars of War

An attacked guitar fades in with a straight Rock n’ Roll riff before spacious strings reverberate around the listeners’ skulls. They give way into the abyss as an almighty Sludge riff threatens to swallow the world whole. ‘This Is Fine’ centres on this aforementioned riff and grinds in a cyclical manner around one’s speakers eviscerating the local surroundings. ‘This Is Fine’ is an understatement: as an opener to an EP, it is borderline excellent. Billy Myers III’s shouted vocals have the force necessary to level council flats, and come across as blissfully effortless to listen to. Continue reading

Coheed and Cambria – Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures

Last time around, 2015’s The Color Before The Sun (300) saw New York progressive rockers Coheed and Cambria abandon the lavish story arc of their previous seven albums and move away from the polished and heroic approach they had made their own, ploughing a more straightforward alternative rock furrow. Whether it was an attempt to attain new fans, a one-off experiment, or simply a stylistic change that didn’t quite work, nonetheless, long-time supporters of the band will be pleased to hear that the fantasy conceptualists have returned to what they know best. Continue reading

Sorcerer – The Crowning Of The Fire King

Swedish doomsters Sorcerer has an interesting story. Formed in Stockholm in the late 80s, they’d already broken up by the time a compilation of their demos was released in 1995. And that was it. No more demos, no proper début albums. Cue twenty years of silence suddenly punctured by 2015’s In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross (Metal Blade); a massive record that was one of my favourite Doom records that year. Continue reading

The Veer Union Shares Faith No More Cover – Epic, Boxed Set Coming Soon

Long-running Canadian rockers The Veer Union have shared a video for their cover of Faith No More’s 1989 rap-metal hit Epic’. Watch the clip below: Continue reading

Lamb Of God Is Streaming The Duke EP Online

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Lamb Of God has unleashed The Duke EP today via Epic, but if you’re still unsure about picking it up, you can now stream the release in it’s entirety online. Continue reading

Audio: Chevelle – Young Wicked, New Album Due In July

 

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Chevelle has released a new single, ‘Young Wicked’, from the their upcoming release, The North Corridor, scheduled for a release date of July 8th by way of Sony Music/Epic. You can hear Young Wicked at this link or below:

 

 

The North Corridor was led by Joe Barresi, the American record engineer and producer who has worked with bands like Kyuss, Tool, Melvins and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Drummer Sam Loeffler commented about the songwriting undertaking for the new release: “We just wanna write a bunch of songs that we like and we wanna play every day on stage. Pete’s [Loeffler, guitar/vocals] our writer. He works tirelessly at it. We work on everything together, but Pete writes the songs and he brings them to us and then we compose them as a band, as most bands do. And it’s been a really good process. We’re super excited to play these songs. ‘Cause you play songs for so long, you just wanna play new stuff.”

When asked in an interview if they are involved in picking singles from the albums or if they just leave it to the label to make that decision, Pete said: “We actually battle everyone all the time. We have a good feeling when we get close — ten [or] fifteen songs that we’re gonna do. But, ultimately, it comes down to just hashing it out and picking one, which is tough. It’s not easy.”

The North Corridor track listing:

01. Door To Door Cannibals
02. Enemies
03. Joyride (Omen)
04. Rivers
05. Last Days
06. Young Wicked
07. Warhol’s Showbiz
08. Punchline
09. Got Burned
10. Shot From A Cannon

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Video: Lamb of God Releases Overlord Video

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Video still from Lamb of God’s ‘Overlord’ video

 

Lamb of God released their video for Overlord today. You can view the video at this link or below:

 

 

‘Overlord’ is the second video from VII: Sturm Und Drang, following ‘502’ released earlier this month. VII: Sturm Und Drang is due out on July 24, via Epic Records in the USA and Nuclear Blast for all other territories.

Cover Art: Art Direction by K3n Adams (www.k3n.com)

Cover Art: Art Direction by K3n Adams (www.k3n.com)

The band is also hosting a contest to win a trip to see the band perform in Las Vegas. Enter the contest here: http://tuns.pk/T6HcdeQ