After ending Absu earlier this year in response to an attempted political guilt related seizure by a transsexual guitarist, Proscriptor McGovern has relaunched the band with a similar logo, biography, and approach as “Proscriptor McGovern’s Apsû.”
Tags: absu, agonia records, apsu, Heavy Metal
Moments after denying that the United States has gone into full panic over COVID-19, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield announced a new protocol to permanently eradicate the coronavirus from America. “We must protect the uninfected, and the best way to do that is for the infected to commit violent suicide,” he said.
Tags: anthony fauci, covid-19, robert redfield, self-immolation
Onrushing soundwall death metal band Incantation merge influences from their first three albums on “Propitiation,” an advance track from the forthcoming album Sect of Vile Divinities to be released on August 21, 2020. This album shows Incantation exploring its doom-death roots while keeping its streamlined songwriting format from recent albums.
Tags: death metal, doom death metal, incantation
Before Immortal came to life, guitarist Demonaz worked on a hybrid of primitive death metal and Bathory in a band he formed with later Hades drummer Jørn Inge Tunsberg. Nuclear War Now! productions will release the two Amputation demos as a single CD/LP entitled Slaughtered in the Arms of God on August 20, 2020.
Tags: amputation, Black Metal, death metal, immortal
Amid rising calls for racial justice in the wake of the George Floyd death at the hands of police, terms like “master” have fallen out of favor due to their associations with slavery and feudalism. Consequently, industry leaders like GitHub and the Houston Association of Realtors are discontinuing use of these terms.
Tags: master of puppets, metallica, social justice
Nuclear War Now Productions will re-issue The Oath of the Black Blood by seminal Finnish black metal band Beherit in the fall or winter of 2020.
Tags: beherit, Black Metal, nuclear war now! productions
Every now and then, someone says (or writes) something so inane that the only proper response seems to be to quote the archly disturbing rant sampled in Necrophobic “Unholy Prophecies” from their 1993 melodic Swedish death metal album The Nocturnal Silence which goes something like this:
Tags: covid-19, dean koontz, death metal, i believe in the dark lord, necrophobic, Satanism, the nocturnal silence
Paul Ledney of Profanatica/Havohej presents one of those personalities who navigate the world by gut instinct but generally uncover more than they know at the time. Much as in his black metal career, in his role as cultural critic of the black metal scene, Ledney put his finger on the rot at the heart of the community with recent comments on the COVID-19 panic or pandemic.
Tags: covid-19, profanatica
Extreme music label Gore House Productions released its Decade of Demise sampler early this morning featuring 42 tracks of grindcore, death metal, deathgrind, goregrind, and metalcore-influenced death metal, with all proceeds going to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Tags: gore house productions, Goregrind
Hosts of Lord are an interesting curiosity, a Christian Black metal band hailing from the USA but rather than taking standard Noregian second wave and adding Christian lyrics, sole member Μαθθίας takes influence from the short lived and for the most part left alone French scene. While current the French Black metal scene has discarded its greats in favour of more commercial strands or Deathspell Omega like dissonance, Hosts of Lord attempt to channel the self-destructive and truly misanthropic tendencies of their influences into eschatological predictions of the future.
Tags: Black Metal, hosts of lord, LLN, Prophetic Visions of Harrowing Despair