Tech-Death kings Obscura released their excellent Diluvium album earlier this year via Relapse Records. Watch guitarist Steffen Kimmerer on this guitar playthrough video for ‘Emergent Evolution”. You can catch the band on tour next winter:Continue reading
Allegaeon is set to embark on a new headline tour, Apoptosis Pt. II US Headlining Tour with Inferi And Paladin this week. The band is supporting their amazing album Apoptosis (Metal Blade). The tour will make its way through seventeen cities, concluding November 5th in Kansas City, Missouri. Support will be provided by Inferi and Paladin. Tickets on sale now for all confirmed dates below.Continue reading
Italy’s Blackened Tech-Death legends Hour Of Penance posted the full animated video for their brand new single, ‘Flames Of Merciless Gods’, from their upcoming album Misotheism, due out on October 25th via Agonia Records. Pre-orders are also live at the link below in many merch configurations: Continue reading
In a post to their Facebook page, extreme Technical Death Metal Band Brain Drill has broken up. The band is not planning any further activity at this time. The band was actually marvelous both live and on records and seemed to perform at a high level, even with a rotating cast of players. We will miss these guys. Continue reading
Technical Death Metal masters Beyond Creation have booked a headline tour of North America. Direct support will come from Fallujah, Arkiak, and Equipoise. The tour takes place on September 20 in Chicago, IL and will conclude on October 22 in Lexington, KY. Ticket links will be available soon. All tour dates can be found below. The band have won the Independent Music Award in the Best Metal/Hardcore Album category for their 2018 release, Algorythm. The album was also nominated for a JUNO-Award (Canadian Grammy) earlier this year. Continue reading
Ghost Cult recently caught up with Brody Uttley of Rivers of Nihil at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn New York. The band was on hand to perform their 2018 album Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade Records) in full. We chatted with Brody about the sold-out two-night stand, good advice he got from his friends in Archspire, his favorite concept albums ever, a possible live album and DVD from the band, the progress of new Rivers of Nihil music and more! Check it out! Continue reading
Imagine someone stuffing your body into a laundry dryer and then turning on.
You’re trapped, surrounded by noise, your mind and body is spinning at the speed of light. A thrilling experience, however maybe your last surge of adrenaline ever. This was the experience I got from the debut Serpent of Gnosis album As I Drink From The Infinite Well Of Inebriation (1126 Records).
The Tiger Room rests on the Southside of Louisville, Kentucky. This part-time venue and the part-time strip club is a local favorite. Catering particularly well to the heavy, this venue was an ideal spot for the fourth annual Tech Trek tour. Last Tuesday, the Tech Metal masters, Archspire, along with some friends, came to the Derby City to destroy and conquer. Though the sun was still shining bright, a line of fans all dressed in black battled the heat to hold their spot in line. Shortly after the venue opened its doors, Kentuckian act, Effigy had the first swing on stage. Their local flare was a pleasant way to start the night off. Continue reading
Many years ago in his journey discovering what Heavy Metal meant to him, Trey Azagthoth of Morbid Angel once wisely stated that “Metal people want to get mowed down by viciously sick melodies slamming over an arrangement of beats that twists the body and pulls it in all directions; freak them up.” This brilliant quote still holds true today as it best describes what happens when you listen to the new Allegaeon album entitled Apoptosis (Metal Blade Records). This album is absolutely divine in every way. It takes you on a higher level of transcendence the further you listen to it. It is ART expressed in its purest form and you can easily find yourself getting lost in it. You don’t want it to end and it’s almost heartbreaking when you can to the realization that it will. This album was not only made for the Metalheads who can love and appreciate all forms of it, but for music enthusiast in general. It is the love child between the old and new generations of Metal.
Reanimated Techdeath/Grindcore band Hivesmasher posted to their social networks that they are plotting summer 2019 tour dates. The band has played sporadically the last few years after a long hiatus. The band has not released new music since 2012’s brilliant Gutter Choir but has in the past teased new music is not out of the question someday. Continue reading