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Metal / Dawning / --- split on Preposterous Creations Records
« on: December 29, 2013, 03:00:40 PM »
Blackened doom band DAWNING and the mysterious band "---" are releasing a split album on December 29, 2013 on French label Preposterous Creations.

DAWNING started in 1996 and has been playing blackened doom metal long before that term even existed. Bud Burke (EXHUMED) founded the band with Steve Cefala, both having recently quit PALE EXISTENCE which featured Lorin Ashton, who is now famous as DJ Bassnectar.

Cefala has been performing in clubs in the underground with various bands on various instruments since he was 16 years old. He opened for Fear Factory and Incantation as a junior in high school and set up many shows for EXHUMED in the basement of the Cupertino library which helped them get going after a lull they had. After that, Cefala was a porn model in la for 5 years and did 100 shoots, including many as a priest nun-banger named "Father Alito" for http://www.xxxhorror.com/


Metal / Narcotic Wasteland (NILE)
« on: December 29, 2013, 02:55:07 PM »
Dallas Toler-Wade, guitarist/vocalist of the death metal band "Nile" is announcing the debut release of his metal band "Narcotic Wasteland."

The album will be released mid-January 2014 and available via the band's website (www.narcoticwasteland.com) as well as i-Tunes, Spotify, and Amazon.com.

Narcotic Wasteland started as a side project Dallas had been working the past few years when he was not touring or in the writing/studio mode with "Nile." "The more songs I completed for "Narcotic Wasteland," the more I wanted to put a full band lineup together," said Dallas Toler-Wade.

Dallas asked long time friend Edwin Rhone (lead guitar/vox) if he was interested, which he was. They both had played in some metal bands together in the early to mid 1990’s. Edwin had later recommended Chris ("Lutachrist") Dupre for bass/vox.

Dallas stated, "Chris came in and not only knew his parts, but owned them with lots of attitude. So the only thing left was finding a drummer. After trying out several drummers from all over the states over two years, my band mate in "Nile," George Kollias, recommended Erik Schultek. Erik did not only nail the material, but fit very well to the style and sound of the music."

Updates on the exact album release date, cd/merchandise, and upcoming touring information can be viewed at the bands website www.narcoticwasteland.com as well as their Facebook page www.facebook.com/narcoticwasteland.

Narcotic Wasteland is:

Dallas Toler-Wade -guitar/vocals
Edwin Rhone -guitar/vocals
Chris Dupre -bass/vocals
Erik Schultek -drums


Metal / Christian metal is 30 years old
« on: December 28, 2013, 05:39:52 AM »
In 1984, heavy metal was the realm of hairspray-abusing, Smirnoff-guzzling degenerates, its imagery favoring the roasty "Southern" end of the religious spectrum. Out of Orange County, Calif., a black-and-yellow-striped quartet, calling itself Stryper, arrived and announced, loudly with two albums: "To Hell With The Devil!" and "In God We Trust!" Christian metal was born, and it was good. Thirty years later, the original members of Stryper — Michael Sweet (vocals/guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass), and Robert Sweet (drums) — are still rocking out together.


Sinister Path Promotions has just assembled and released a compilation of Unsigned / Independent metal bands. It features 42 bands from all over the world and is a completely free download. We just ask that people support and follow the bands they enjoy to help expose underground metal bands working their asses off.

Some interesting points about the compilation:

* Slasher (Thrash, Brasil) have a single from their upcoming album KATHARSIS on it: 'Overcome'

* Internal Bleeding (Slam pioneers from the US) have provided the track 'Castigo Corpus Muem' which is the first new recorded track with the original line up in close to 15 years

* 8 Foot Sativa (NZ Metal legends) have their new single on, lyric video just released on youtube 'The Shadow Masters'

* Mistur - legends from Norway folk/viking/black - have provided their single 'The Sight' which is from a new album they're working on

* Project Silence - Industrial Metal band from Finland have just launched (Dec 13th) a 2 track release and their single 'Death and Madness' is on the compilation

* Canadian Tech Death band 'Deformatory' have premiered a never heard before track via this compilation: 'Dehumanized'

* Trollgasm (folk/viking/black - Australia) provided 'Humppa Humppa' from their 2013 release (this track has gained a bit of a cult following)

* Enrot, metal band from California provided us with a brand new release from their up and coming album

* The Greatness Design provided a track from their 2013 release

* A Wake in Providence (one of the biggest deathcore acts in NY) provided us with their single which has just been released as a lyric vid on YouTube

The talent on this is incredible and here is the entire list of bands:

Slasher- Thrash - Brazil
8 Foot Sativa - Metal - New Zealand
Synesis Absorption - Death - US/EU
Entrails Eradicated - Brutal Death - Australia
Internal Bleeding-Official - Death (Slam) - US
Cemetery Rapist - Pornogrind - US
Infalling - Metal - US
Derelict - Tech Death - Canada
The Greatness Design - Technical Melodic Death - Mexico
The Archivist - Progressive Death - Australia
Deformatory - Tech Death - Canada
A Wake In Providence - Metal/Deathcore - US
NAETU - Modern Black Metal - Australia
Oceans of Slumber - Progressive/Death - US
Dissentient - Progressive Death - US
Mistur - Viking/Black - Norway
Bloodlust - Black/Thrash - Australia
Battlehorn - Viking Death - Spain
Animist - Progressive / Death - US
Project Silence -Industrial Metal - Finland
Nagaarum - Black/Funeral/Ambient - Hungary
Reign Of Perdition - Progressive Death/Black - UK
Sarnath - Black Metal - US
Accretion Disk - Progressive - UK
Deforeskination - Death - Germany
Enrot - Groove/Thrash - US
Bedowyn - Melodic Death - US
Æpoch - Progressive / Extreme - Canada
Purging The Venom - Melodic Death / Thrash - UK
Barilium - Metal - Sweden
Trollgasm - Folk/Black - Australia
The Ragnarok Prophecy - Melodic Death - US
APONTOKATION - Death Metal - Spain
Imperial Crypt - Viking Blackened Death - US
Mind Suppressor - Thrash / Death - Mexico
Death Pit - Thrash/Crossover - US
Arcanorum Astrum Official - Modern Black Metal - Russia
Old Corpse Road - Black - UK
Facing Extinction - Grind / Crust / Doom - Uk
Neverafter - Melodic - US
Hypno5e - Ambient / Experimental - France
The Raven Autarchy - Technical Deathcore - Spain


Metal / Re: WAR MASTER "Pyramid of the Necropolis"
« on: December 23, 2013, 10:02:40 AM »

New CD/EP/CS Blood Dawn available here.

Metal / White Supremacists Are Using Black Metal To Promote Hate
« on: December 23, 2013, 08:59:59 AM »
Twenty years on, black metal itself is inescapably influential and multifaceted but also embroiled in a kind of tumult exercised by the warring parts of the music’s trajectory; this struggle may be best exemplified by the simultaneous respect and scorn heaped onto the figure of Varg Vikernes, one of the founders of black metal’s Norwegian second wave. No fan of black metal underestimates the influence of Buruzm, Vikernes’ primary musical project, but just as frequently the man is mocked for his shifting philosophy and attempts at Viking play-acting on film and in interviews. Vikernes’ legacy has been intensely scrutinized, and while this one man takes the brunt of criticism, other actors have cemented a bridge between white nationalism and black metal more successfully (and more quietly) than he. National Socialist Black Metal, or NSBM, is parasite that feeds on that part of black metal steeped in bigotry and violence.


Interzone / Come on, Leipzig! Are you dead?
« on: December 22, 2013, 06:42:19 PM »
Greek philosopher Plato (424/423 BC–348/347 BC) believed that the soul was a pre-existing entity. Therefore, its survival was not dependent on having a body. Plato made a distinction between a soul and an apparition – believing that an apparition was a soul that was weighted down by bodily impurities, impurities taken on while the soul was in the body. Now, he believed that apparitions were able to be seen by the living because of these impurities. Thus, he believed an “apparition” was a ghost.

Another philosopher, and one of the most educated of his time, Plutarch (46-120 AD), was a believer in the supernatural. He went on to argue in the existence of ghosts, stating that even the educated, and great minds from even his past, had given strong reports of encounters.


Metal / Hipsters deny being hipsters three times before morning light
« on: December 21, 2013, 07:58:56 AM »
“Hipster” is a word I almost never use, mainly because I’m not sure what it means. I do know that it’s a disparaging, belittling, derogatory label of some kind. As used in the metal community, maybe it’s supposed to mean “not true metal” or “not good metal”. But the sense I get is that it’s used most often to mean “metal that people who aren’t metal heads like” — and apparently, the more non-metalheads who like a metal album, the worse it must be.

I definitely get the sense that Deafheaven have been victimized by that latter situation. The album is showing up on all sorts of year-end lists at big entertainment web sites, often mixed together with music from other genres such as indie and hip-hop. For some people, that seems to be enough to brand Deafheaven’s music “hipster metal”. I suspect something similar has happened to Ghost BC (I even wrote about the phenomenon here). This bothers me.


Metal / Re: Too much metal, by Keith Kahn-Harris
« on: December 20, 2013, 05:03:49 AM »
If metal has become incoherent, there’s little sign that it is dying. Yet there are two dangers that are beginning to loom large over it.

[1] The first is that metal gradually dissipates. The music moves in a thousand different directions, by a thousand different artists.


[2] The second danger is that metal becomes a static, ossified music scene, dedicated only to the repetition of earlier sounds. Metal becomes like ‘classical’ music, with a barely changing ‘core’ canon surrounded by avant garde and neo-classical ‘fringes’ where works are still produced, but rarely enter the core. Metal never quite dies, it just repeats itself.


There is a real dilemma here. If metal continues to innovate, but without an overarching scenic structure, then it risks dissolution,. But if it focuses on protecting its boundaries and distinctiveness, then it risks artistic ossification.


The Unholy Trinity:

1. Satan - Life Sentence
2. Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn
3. Imprecation - Satanae Tenebris Infinita

Those are the non-surprises from the forthcoming DMU list.

It's clear what will NOT be on it:

Immolation - Majesty and Coprophagia

Beyond - Fatal Power of Deathy Fatal Death

Metal / Why KK Downing quit Judas Priest
« on: December 17, 2013, 04:21:30 AM »
"If you're part of a songwriting team, you get the recognition and reward for creating something, but for me, PRIEST became about going out and playing live and replicating exactly what people had enjoyed ten, twenty or thirty years ago. The fans would be just as happy if they could see us bin all of the modern guitars we now play and take them on a walk down memory lane, because I think that's what people enjoy most."


Metal / Sammath (Furious Dutch-German Black Metal)
« on: December 09, 2013, 08:22:27 AM »
Sammath is a Dutch furious black metal band, which translates to death metal technique applied to melodic but vicious black metal. Their newest album Godless Arrogance will be released on Hammerheart records in March 2014.

Live stream of Godless Arrogance on Terrorizer Magazine's site

Anyone else a fan of this raging Dutch black/death act? If you like guitaristry, their second-to-last album might be fun, but the new one is just pure metal intensity.

Metal / Putrid Pile releases video for "Blood Fetish"
« on: December 09, 2013, 05:52:25 AM »
 Published on Dec 8, 2013

From the album "Blood Fetish" available now from Sevared Records.

Shaun LaCanne - vocals, guitars, bass, and drums



Directed & Edited by Andrew Tippett

CREW (Band Shoot)
Director - Andrew Tippett
Assistant Director - Brandon Lyons
Director of Photography - Britt Shand
Equipment/Setup - Scott Creekmore

Kaitlin A.
Jessica Vial
Sunshine Domschot
Dillon Vial

"Very special thanks to: My son Damien. Daddy loves you little man! Mom and Dad LaCanne for all of your love, understanding, and support! Thank you so much for everything! Andrew and Tippett Films none of this would have been possible if it wasn't for you and your crew. Great job on the video and thank you so much all of you!! The sweet little lady who let us film all weekend on her land, Barrett and Sevared Records, Scott Creekmore Mercenary Digital Studios / Hate Plague for all of your help and support throughout the years!! Everything you do for me is unmatched Brother, Paul Billips, All of the actors and actresses who took time out of their lives for me and this very special part of my "Pile" career. And last but not least thank you to the fans that will enjoy this video and push it for me. Cheers everyone and I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!! See you on the road!!" - Shaun

Song Copyright © 2012 Sevared Records & Putrid Pile. All Rights Reserved.
Video Copyright © 2013 Tippett Films & Putrid Pile. All Rights Reserved.

Metal / Salon randomly endorses metal
« on: December 08, 2013, 05:48:20 AM »

Metal / Max Copeland, Hessian
« on: December 07, 2013, 05:53:55 AM »
Heavy metal — loves it.


Copeland doesn’t know what led him to become a physics major in the first place. Probably just the fact that it was hard.

That, and the sense of perspective offered by studying the cosmos.

“You’re on this blue speck floating through space that shouldn’t be in the position it is from the sun. But it is. You shouldn’t be alive. But we are. It’s just humbling,” Copeland said. “When you start doing physics stuff, you stop thinking about dumb stuff as much. You feel like your problems are much less of a deal than they are in the grand scheme of things.


Dr. Dorina Kosztin, the director of undergraduate studies for Missouri’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, said Copeland is the first football-playing physics major she has seen in her 12 years at the school.


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