Black/death ‘n’ roll band Bolzer premiered a track that sounds like the pretentious hipster occult version of the Beach Boys from their upcoming debut LP, Hero. Their prior EPs had a few creative riffs in boring, meandering , and more boring alt rock songs. Rather than increasing the amount of actually meaningful musical content or improving their songwriting skills, Bolzer have tailored themselves to target the hipsters consuming the idiot safe-space pseudo-metal promulgated by Profound Lore, Vice, and MetalSucks. Will the bearded, flannel cutoff short short wearers be grossly offended by the runes tattooed onto Bolzer’s beer bellies?
Continue reading Bölzer Preview Hipster Christmas Carol
Nirvana’s Nevermind turned twenty five yesterday but since we at the Death Metal Underground condemn pop-punk Boston worship, we will celebrate a different anniversary today. Morbid Angel‘s Blessed Are the Sick was released twenty-five summers ago. Blessed Are the Sick was the last Morbid Angel record focused on inwardly improving the music rather than compromising it for commercial appeal to a mainstream market. The band had been obsessed with refining and expanding upon their compositions since Trey Azagthoth shelved the release of 1986’s Abominations of Desolation and fired then drummer/vocalist Mike Browning.
Continue reading Blessed Are the Sick: Morbid Angel’s Last Advance
Dead Congregation are touring Europe this fall. While nothing compared to the real Immolation1, fans may still enjoy one of the few competent modern death metal bands in a live setting.
Continue reading Dead Congregation Fall 2016 European Tour
Brazilian black metal band Mystifier outed themselves as avowed socialists, black supremacists, and evolution deniers in an unpublished interview from 1999 posted years ago to the Nuclear War Now! forum by the interviewer Werwolf.
Continue reading Mystifier: Black National Socialists & Cannibals
Asphyx are touring the west coast for a bit prior to their appearance at the social justice warrior Maryland Deathfest. Yes, yet another west coast tour posted about today on Death Metal Underground. Hopefully Asphyx won’t play too much of their new deathpunk garbage.
Demilich are using their appearance at California Deathfest 2016 to tour the west coast with Hooded Menace and Vastum as openers. Demilich are mesmerizing live; check them out if you live nearby.
The original lineup of Canadian speed metal band Exciter is performing together for the first time since 1985 at the 2016 Calgary Metalfest.
Continue reading Exciter Original Lineup Performing at Calgary Metalfest
Italian black metal band Mortuary Drape are embarking on a short tour of the North American West Coast next week.