Relapse Records Drops Tau Cross and The Band Responds

Earlier in the week Relapse Records dropped underground supergroup (Amebix, Voivod, Misery, War/Plague) Tau Cross who were about to release their anticipated third album Messengers Of Deception. The label pulled their new album from the release schedule and removed all tracks by the band from Digital Service Providers (DSPs) and YouTube. The reason the band was summarily dropped was due to bassist/frontman Rob “The Baron” Miller, who “prominently thanked” Gerard Menuhin, a writer whose 2015 book, Tell The Truth And Shame The Devil, is said to reject many of the official and popular accounts of World War II in the liner notes of the new album. Relapse manager Rennie Jaffe released a statement explaining that the company chose to sever its relationship. The band responded last night that they had no knowledge of Miller’s thank yous and they were “blindsided” by this news. Read both statements below. Miller has, as yet, made no comments. We’ll keep following this story as it develops. Continue reading

Watch The New Video For The Amity Affliction For “D.I.E.”

The Amity Affliction just dropped their new album Misery, via Roadrunner last week. Now watch the new video for their song ‘D.I.E.’! The new video completes the trilogy of music videos, along with ‘Ivy (Doomsday)’ and ‘Feels Like I’m Dying,’ all combined to form one cohesive story, written and directed by The Amity Affliction’s vocalist Joel Birch.Continue reading

The Amity Affliction – Misery

There comes a point, it seems, for a lot of bands where they decide to go in a direction that would seem directly opposed to their core sound, or sound with which they are most associated with. Now, and this will not turn into a witch hunt or anything, but these creative directions often split fan bases and in turn lead to a lot of anger, comment, though in balance, often also acclaim. At one such crossroads are Aussie metalcore band The Amity Affliction, and their sixth album Misery (Roadrunner). Continue reading

The Amity Affliction Share New Single, New Album Due Out Late Summer

Metalcore leaders The Amity Affliction has released a new video and single for the track ‘Ivy (Doomsday)’. The track comes from their forthcoming new album Misery, due out on August 24th via Roadrunner Records. Written and co-directed by the band’s own Joel Birch, the official video for ‘Ivy (Doomsday)’ marks the first chapter of a three-part short film chronicling a dark tale of three friends and their quest for vengeance. Additional chapters will be unveiled in the weeks to come – for regular updates, please visit their website at the link below. The band kicks off a world tour tomorrow as they take part in the final touring version of The Vans Warped Tour.Continue reading

Weltesser – Crestfallen

We all listen to metal – and music generally – for different reasons. If you like to be taken on a slow, sonically abusive downward spiral into depression, ­­­­Weltesser’s Crestfallen (Prosthetic) is the perfect material. The Florida trio’s self-produced debut album is six tracks and 30 minutes of bleak, grim doom. Continue reading

Album Streaming: Tau Cross – Tau Cross

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International punk/metal supergroup Tau Cross is streaming their self titled debut album in its entirety, out May 19, 2015 via Relapse Recordshere and below.

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Comprised of a pedigreed quartet of musicians including Amebix vocalist/bassist Rob “The Baron” Miller, Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, Misery guitarist Jon Misery, and War//Plague guitarist Andy Lefton, Tau Cross formed in 2013 and recorded their debut album over several months in 2014 throughout three different countries.

Audio: Tau Cross – Lazarus

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International punk/metal supergroup Tau Cross is streaming “Lazarus,” off their upcoming Relapse Records debut out this spring below. Comprised of a pedigree of musicians including Amebix vocalist/bassist Rob “The Baron” Miller, Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, Misery guitarist Jon Misery and War//Plague guitarist Andy Lefton, Tau Cross formed in 2013 and recorded their debut album over several months in 2014 throughout three different countries.

Tau Cross (Voivod, Amebix, etc) Releasing Debut Album In Spring

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International punk/metal supergroup Tau Cross will be releasing their debut record in late Spring via Relapse Records.

Comprised of a pedigree of musicians including Amebix vocalist/bassist Rob “The Baron” Miller, Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, Misery guitarist Jon Misery and War//Plague guitarist Andy Lefton, Tau Cross formed in 2013 and recorded their debut album over several months in 2014 throughout three different countries.

Rob Miller commented on the project saying,

“We decided to let the songs form themselves around the original demos and allow people to bring themselves into the mix, to allow the bark to grow around the tree. We are all very proud of what we have achieved in this short time and looking forward to working together again as soon as time allows.”

“TAU CROSS will be playing live over the coming year, we hope to Tour in the U.S and Europe, it is still early days but i feel this is going to be an intense live experience.”