Soulburn split from the legendary Asphyx, taking the guitarist from their best album, Asphyx, and allowing him to create with a new staff who aimed to keep the delicious recipe of primitive riffs adding up to complex, changing moods revealing an inner state to each song.
With the full album appearing sometime in 2020, Fourth Monarchy released their track “The Rebirth of the Fourth Monarchy” in 2019, making it a good time to remind our audience of this important band. Following more of a Sentenced/Dissection fast melodic death/black metal attack, the new track showcases some odd vocals but tight improved songwriting.
From the upcoming album Un Monde de Glace et de Sang to be released on October 31st 2020 via Obscure Abhorrence productions, this song shows the band dialing back the post-metal stylings of the last album and exploring further directions in their old school black metal sound.
Baphomet like much early death metal represented the human subconscious, and the riff patterns and rhythms used in its songs reflect the thoughts just below our level of perception, a kind of framework to life discovered underneath the human hubbub, plastic, and chrome.
Technical death metal band Macabre, who straddle the line between death metal and grindcore with their tightly-choreographed songs on the topic of serial killers, have slated their newest album Carnival of Killers for release on November 13, 2020 via Nuclear Blast.
Genres are like corporations: they move from innovation to participation to cash cow, at which point noone knows where to go and they simply aggregate everything that has not failed. Miasmal Sabbath bring together rushing death metal, d-beat punk, and Autopsy-styled necrotic doom-death into a listenable package.
Hagathorn makes what might be called medieval ambient folk music, mostly implication of melody through guitar strumming which gradually gives way to a shifting texture of themes that dreamlike combine and dissolve, leaving behind an altered version of the original.
Longstanding power metal band Fates Warning plan to release their thirteenth full-length album, Long Day Good Night, on November 6, 2020 via Metal Blade Records. A sample track, “Scars,” streams below. The label released the following statement:
Perhaps one of the finest bands in the fast tremolo death metal style pioneered by Slayer, Massacra slipped under the radar for many in the US/UK because of erratic distribution and have only recently seen regular reissue.
We lost a giant among guitar players last Friday when Julian Bream passed on to the Other Side, where hopefully he is shredding still:
Bream was born in Battersea in 1933, the son of a father who played piano and jazz guitar – a self-built electric version – and taught Julian the rudiments of each instrument. Bream’s talent earned him a scholarship at the Royal College of Music, where he studied piano and cello. But he was largely self-taught on his primary instrument, the guitar. He played his first public guitar recital in Cheltenham in 1947, aged 13.
That year his father chanced upon a sailor walking through London carrying a lute and asked what it was. The sailor sold it to him and Bream began learning it, eventually helping to revive wider interest in the instrument and Elizabethan music.