Pummeling speed metal band Vio-Lence return, with Overkill guitarist Bobby Gustafson on the team, with a new variation on their death metal tinged Bay Area assault metal, planning a new EP named Let The World Burn for release during early 2022 on Metal Blade Records.2 Comments
Cirth Ungol have awoken from a twenty nine year slumber to preview the song “Legions Arise” from their new album Forever Black set to be released on Metal Blade on the 24th of April. The band ended on a sour note with Paradise Lost and the revival is sounding even worse. The vocals have been toned and layered to sound more conventional. Guitars stick to a few simple riffs and some arpeggios. The song is lackluster and has none of the passion or energy that the band once had. Metal Blade have been very good at killing old bands recently. It’s incredible how well Angel Witch survived this. If this is what the band have to offer, the album is set to be a very dull affair.9 Comments
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We have a fascinating story from the funderground, as a further indication that metal has decayed and metalheads, consumers and record companies are flies that reside inside its carcass. Four months ago, black metal band Batushka, a group of artists that flirts with Eastern Orthodox aesthetics, has split-up, yet under the guise of anonymity which they have been using for effect, the main songwriter and founder found himself outside of the band and the rest of the members grabbed the chance to present themselves as the true Batushka. However, the singer appears to have stolen all the right’s to the band’s music behind the rightful composer’s back and even prepared a new album under the same name. Now both Batushkas have released new songs. Let’s find out which is the real Batushka or the fake one! This is the video the self-proclaimed founder posted four months ago:11 Comments
A storm is brewing against the BlastBeat Network and its founder, Ben Umanov of MetalSucks. While the tabloids of MetalSucks and Metal Injection have long lost journalistic credibility and have become known as little more than an obnoxious joke, they’ve in recent months made a reckless overreach that has sparked a number of vicious uprisings against them. In threatening Behemoth front man Nergal, they provoked a pre-emptive strike that saw legions of Behemoth fans come against them (in a rare move, they refrained from publishing the story). Their direct involvement de-platforming of Elegy Records and other labels has turned Elegy into a martyr and free speech icon, featured in Breitbart News and drawing the ire of many on the radical right. And now they find themselves again on the receiving end of a brutal savaging, this time from a very well known name in hard/grindcore – Todd Jones, who has performed in Nails, Terror, and the outstanding Boston-style hardcore band Knife Fight.12 Comments