ALBUM REVIEW: Aeon – God Ends Here


While it seems strange to refer to a sound that has been around for over two decades as “modern”, it feels completely accurate to describe the sonic barrage of Aeon as Modern Death Metal. Renowned for keeping the intensity levels up – backed by a production to level small towns with its ripped, lean torso – for their fifth release Swedish violence-dealers have shown no relenting despite lockdown, No extra inches have been added to their waist-bands, and no sign of flabbiness added to their carb-free sensory assault.

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Rivers of Nihil Shares New Music Video for “The Void from Which No Sound Escapes”


Progressive Death Metal band Rivers of Nihil just released their fourth full-length, The Work, September 24th via Metal Blade Records (read our review here). The band shared a new music video, “The Void from Which No Sound Escapes,” which you can watch now!

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Whitechapel Shares New Single and Video, New Album Incoming


Long-running Deathcore leaders Whitechapel have announced their new album Kin, due out on October 29th,2021 via Metal Blade Records. The band has shared the full album details as well as a new single for the track “Lost Boy”, along with a music video directed by Miles Skarin. Watch the clip now and pre-order and pre-save the album now!

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Rivers of Nihil Teases New Album and Shares Art for “The Work”


Enigmatic Progressive Death Metal Band Rivers of Nihil have teased a new album, music and music video. The one-minute teaser was shared to YouTube with album artwork popping up in other places such as social media and the Bandsintown app. The ominous shot of the band says “The Work” begins July 27th, apparently when a song/video will drop, like their new album, from Metal Blade Records. It remains to be confirmed if the “The Work” is the single title or album title. The teaser has some pretty dramatic intro music too. They shared a previous teaser a week ago which you can see below. The band will also participate in the Up From The Sewer Tour, headed up by The Black Dahlia Murder, After The Burial, Carnifex, and Undeath.

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Igorrr Undergoes a Major Lineup Change


Experimental Metal band Igorrr has announced a major lineup change with the loss of both vocalists Laurent and Laurie. In a message to Facebook the group announced the major changes each artists reasoning behind the choices. Laurent has decided to step down from the band apparently because he doesn’t want to get a COVID-19 vaccine and the band can thus not tour with him. Laurie has decided to step dpwn from the band as well for pesonand pursue her personal life and be less fo a public figure. The band has added the greek soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou and JB Le Bail as our new vocalists, and Martyn Clement on guitar. This follows the news that the band will embark on a tour to promote their new album, Spirituality and Distortion, out now via Metal Blade Records. Continue reading


GWAR Books a Headline Tour with Napalm Death, Madball, and EyeHateGod


GWAR has booked a headline tour of the USA! The band recently released their all unplugged The Disc With No Name (Metal Blade Records), but don’t expect them to wimp out on tour! Support will come from legends like Napalm Death, Madball (on select dates), and EyeHateGod. Tickets are on sale now at the links below. Continue reading


Behemoth Shares New Music Video for “Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha”


Behemoth has shared an epic new music video for their track “Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha” from their EP last year, A Forest, out now via Metal Blade Records. The video, produced by longtime Behemoth collaborators Grupa 13, brings to life some of the spectacular artwork by renowned Polish artist and photographer Sylwia Makris. The band is presently working on new music, a follow-up to their last full-length album, I Loved You At Your Darkest.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Artillery – X


Armed to the teeth with more riffs than you can shake a Howitzer at, Danish thrashers Artillery return with X (Metal Blade Records), their self-explanatory and succinctly titled tenth album. Sadly, guitarist Morten Stützer, brother of fellow founder member and co-guitarist Michael Stützer, passed away in 2019 meaning the band were forced into a change in personnel. His replacement, Sacrificial axeman Kræn Meier, pulls off an excellent job under the darkest of circumstances and this latest record stands as one of their strongest to date.

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War Curse Shares New Video for Their Cover of Anthrax’s Classic “Only”


Modern Thrash Metal band War Curse has shared a new single and video for a cover of Anthrax’s 1990s metal classic “Only.” the trach comes from “The Big 4 of Thrash Metal” founders’ platinum-selling album The Sound of White Noise. The trach is a stand-alone single for War Curse, unrelated to their upcoming new full-length album, due out for Blacklight Media, a sub-label of Metal Blade Records later in 2021. Check out the clip here:

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