High On Fire Set To Release “Electric Messiah” Album This Fall

Stoner metal kings High On Fire have announced they are releasing their new album dubbed Electric Messiah via the eOne Label this October. Some details such as the track listing are available, with the first new music hopefully coming soon. Frontman Matt Pike recently gave an interview to the DC Heavy Metal Podcast in which he shared some of the details, including a headline tour soon with Municipal Waste. The follow-up to 2015’s Luminiferous, Electric Messiah was recorded at producer Kurt Ballou’s GodCity Studios where the last two HoF LPs were created. Additional tracking was done by Bryan Sours of Sour Sound. Continue reading

Audio: Kurt Ballou Of Converge Guests On The Jasta Show

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Kurt Ballou, legendary producer and guitarist for Converge is the latest guest on the Jasta Show Podcast with Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed. You can hear the podcast exclusively at Gaslight Media’s website, by using the code JASTA for a free trial. You can hear the podcast at this link:

https://soundcloud.com/jameyjasta/episode-192-josh-james-stick

Occultation Releasing Silence In The Ancestral Houseout For North America Via 20 Buck Spin

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Occultation is releasing their second full length album Silence In The Ancestral Houseout via 20 Buck Spin in North America.

Under the light of the moon, Occultation creeps, crawls and crushes like a many-tentacled abomination using seductive power and hypnotic conjuring on the nine curses contained within. Captured from air in a far more powerful and convincing manner than ever before by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios, the band strikes a mood both sombre and grim, reflecting a contorted, wrecked expression in a cracked mirror through eminently listenable heavy metal sorcery.

Occultation Live:
Mar 22: Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY (w/ Dispirit)
Mar 25-29: Treefort Music Festival – Boise, ID

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Kvelertak – Meir

Kvelertak MeirNorse trailblazers Kvelertak split open the metal scene with their incendiary self titled debut not to mention a fierce reputation on the live front. A mash up of furious punk rock, searing black metal and rock n’ roll swagger the first record was indeed something very special. Having returned to Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou and God City studios for this sophomore effort Meir contains all the characteristic of what made Kvelertak such a shot in the arm. Continue reading