One of the fastest rising bands in the metal scene today, it’s no surprise that fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of Jinjer to the United States, supporting their recent album Wallflowers (Napalm Records – read our review here). Having sold out numerous shows on their tour with Suicide Silence and All Hail The Yeti, it was incredibly exciting to see what this team could deliver during their stop at The Warsaw in Brooklyn.
Progressive Metal up-and-comers Infected Rain will release their new album Ecdysis, out January 7, 2022 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders are live now! On the heels of their amazing livestream event “The Devils Dozen” (review coming soon at Ghost Cult) the group has dropped their third single “The Realm Of Chaos” featuring guest vocals from Heidi Shepherd of Butcher Babies! It’s a brutal song and the video is fresh! Watch it now!
In addition to signing Death Metal legends Nile to Napalm Records for a new album releasing in 2022, the label has also revealed the additional signing of the band’s own mastermind Karl Sanders’ solo project, with plans to release brand new music from Saurian next year as well.
It would be a stretch to call Wolftooth’s third full-length a Doom Metal album, but Blood And Iron (Napalm Records) is a rather methodical listen by their standards. The songs run noticeably longer than their first two efforts, especially when compared to the compact anthems on Valhalla, with the seven-minute runtimes on the opening ‘Ahab’ and the title track being their lengthiest to date. The pacing also seems slightly more lumbering as the faster sequences have a sort of hesitation behind them and the hooks are decidedly more subtle.
One of the more fascinating projects to be revived during everyone’s pandemic-induced free time, Darkwoods My Betrothed has returned with their first album since 1998’s Witch-Hunts. Angel of Carnage Unleashed (Napalm Records) sustains their old style for the most part, showing off a variant of Viking Black Metal with hearty Symphonic flourishes. Of course, it’s always interesting to see how time will toy with a preexisting formula, especially one that has gone undisturbed for twenty-three years.
1914 may have their Blackened Death/Doom formula honed to a science, but it’s still interesting to note how their methods get affected as their platform gradually expands. Their third album, Where Fear And Weapons Meet (Napalm Records), certainly sees some effects of this as their highest profile release so far. The production job is their most polished to date and the riffs have a more noticeably grandiose edge to them than usual. They even got Nick Holmes to perform guest vocals on the appropriately Paradise Lost-esque brooding of ‘…And A Cross Now Marks His Place.’
Progressive metallers Jinjer have dropped a new single and music video for the track “Disclosure.” The track comes off of their recent new album Wallflowers, out now via Napalm Records. The band ccontinues to tour in the USA this fall with Suicide Silence opening. Watch the clip now!
Northeastern Indiana may not be the first area that would come to mind when considering a hotspot for art and culture. Yet Fort Wayne’s Clyde Theatre is a state-of-the-art facility that presents and celebrates some of the world’s greatest artists. Originally a movie house from the fifties, this recently renovated theatre carries a vibrant vintage vibe making it a local gem to the surrounding area. The place was lit with life last Sunday evening when hundreds of metal lovers swarmed through the venue’s historic doors. The French Extreme Metal act, Gojira was in town. These modern metallers have been on US soil for the last couple of months promoting their new album, Fortitude (Roadrunner Records, read our review here), which came out this past Spring. Fort Wayne was their third to last stop on this run, yet they made it clear they would be back state-side very soon. Over the last few years, Gojira is a group that has heated things up for the scene. They brought two new budding bands on tour to complement their fire. Alien Weaponry and Knocked Loose have their own high temperatures to give off, which ignited an evening of feverish and fantastic excitement. Continue reading →
Old school heavy metal rockers Wolftooth have announced their upcoming third album Blood and Iron will be released on December 3rd through Napalm Records. View the official music video for the first single – “The Voyage” below:
Technical death metal titans Nile have announced they have officially signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records. The band has also announced a major headlining tour for 2022 and will be joined by Incantation, Sanguisugabogg and I AM. Continue reading →