Septicflesh, a bunch of Greek cyber crusts with Klingon facial hair who wear rubber suits like villains on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, released two new preview tracks from their upcoming album that will of course be awful, Codex Omega, which comes out I don’t know when and I don’t care who is releasing and you should not care either and should listen to Darkthrone – Soulside Journey or something instead as even checking out these two tracks is a waste of your precious little time on Earth.10 Comments
Article by David Rosales.
I. Where is the music?
It is very rare to find a general fan of black metal today who has not at least heard of the name of Watain. The kind of fame it has attained, however, is the kind that is mostly based on peripheral affairs rather than the art which Watain is supposed to dedicate itself to. Watain is the kind of ‘entity’ (as most of these bands are now given to call themselves) that is surrounded by a nebulous aura which may at first, if one is inclined to be generous in providing the benefit of the doubt, seem like an hint of something truly profound going on. Now, whether that is the case in regards to the real, transcendent or philosophical knowledge or experience of the people behind Watain is not for the writer to say. On the other hand, the music itself does not seem to display any of the more-than-human qualities it should if one is to believe all the hype. In fact, it reveals itself as a very mundane affair when one is given to delve into a holistic examination of the music in itself, and even more so when seen in relation to the extra-musical portions of the ‘entity’.56 Comments
Atheist are reissuing their debut album, Piece of Time, again on Season of Mist. The CD will have bonus tracks and a DVD included of even more stuff. Piece of Time was reissued by Relapse a few years ago. Hopefully this one won’t be as loud.4 Comments
Inquisition have uploaded a new song, “Wings of Anu”, to Youtube from their upcoming album coming out in August on Season of Mist. Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith‘s cover even features the Riot mascot!9 Comments
Century Media Records has recently re-issued the death metal classics Obscura and From Wisdom to Hate by Canadian band Gorguts. The 2015 editions of these records were created in close cooperation with guitarist and songwriter Luc Lemay, who describes the history and context of these releases in accompanying liner notes. The re-issues are dedicated to the memory of former members Steeve Hurdle (R.I.P. 2012) and Steve MacDonald (R.I.P. 2002).
GORGUTS Obscura (Re-Issue 2015)
- Gatefold black 2LP
- Gatefold mint 2LP – limited to 200 copies (only available via CMDistro.com / Europe only – sold out in the US)
- Gatefold lilac 2LP – limited to 200 copies (only available via CMDistro.com / US webshop only)
- Gatefold transparent blue 2LP – limited to 100 copies (exclusive to GORGUTS’ current label Season Of Mist)
- Standard Jewelcase CD (offered at mid-price)
GORGUTS From Wisdom To Hate (Re-Issue 2015)
- Black LP+CD
- Silver LP+CD – limited to 200 copies (only available via CMDistro.com / European & US webshop)
- Transparent red LP+CD – limited to 200 copies (only available via CMDistro.com / US webshop only)
- Clear vinyl LP+CD – limited to 100 copies (exclusive to GORGUTS’ current label Season Of Mist)
To order:4 Comments