Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Edmonton's Dire Omen Debuts New Song at

via Clawhammer: Edmonton, Alberta Black/Death Metallers DIRE OMEN have teamed with for an exclusive stream of new song "Onward with Wounds of Disillusion." The track comes from Dark Descent Records release Wresting the Revelation of Futility, which will be available for mass consumption on November 12. Listen to the song right friggin' here.

Characterized by a progression towards the chaotic, opaque darkness that now permeates their sound, the history of the Canadian Black/Death Metallers has led to the establishment of an undeniable identity, most evident on this debut album. Utilizing abyssal, morose imagery combined with a strong sense of Thelemic ritualism, DIRE OMEN has developed a unique take on the Black/Death genre.

Pre-order Wresting the Revelation of Futility here

Here and Hereafter (Overture)
Onward with Wounds of Disillusion
Hemotically Possessed
Servus Sevorum Dei
Foretold Untethering from Existence
Beyond Stillness
Vacuous Altar
Inversion of Samadhi Dire Omen
Closing the Portal

Khaøs Reveal New Lyric Video: ‘Crisis Factor’

This time last week Swiss American rockers Khaøs released ‘Risen’, their debut full-length album via MRR Records. Now the band has revealed the second single from said album as a lyric video.

Entitled ‘Crisis Factor’, this song delves into the darker side of modern society and is undoubtedly one of the heaviest songs on the entire album.

Singer and lyricist Chandler Mogel, (also of Outloud and Chrome Republic fame) comments: “This song is really an in your face, kick ass rocker which really says, ‘We're here!’ It's more or less about the state of affairs that we're in today but from a personal point of view, the struggles one might go through as a result of societal problems and aberrations.”

“Ramification and danger are the main topics of the lyric video,” adds guitarist Mark Rossi. “The song is about the negation of responsibility and the ramifications of that, and finally culminating in the chorus which considers that we as a society are in danger if we don't wake up and see what's going on, and change many of our ways.”

Sunday, October 26, 2014

THE LUMBERJACK FEEDBACK Release Video for "A Whisper to the Thunder"

THE LUMBERJACK FEEDBACK, the musical equivalent to a wrecking ball of pachydermic proportions, recently premiered their first-ever music video, "A Whisper to the Thunder", with Metal Injection.

Check out the video now at this location.

The song is taken from their 2013 debut EP, Hand of Glory, which was recorded and mixed by one of the band's drummers, Olive T'Servrancx at his own studio, the Electrik Box Studio and mastered by Billy Anderson (EyeHateGod, Cathedral, Neurosis).

The band will start recording its debut full-length this month with a series of special guests, including Alexandre Colin-Tocquaine (Agressor, ex-Bloodthron, ex-Loudblast) for a 2015 release. The album will still be produced at the Electrik Box by Olive T'Servrancx while mastering will be taken care of by none other than Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Behold the Arctopus.

The limited-edition - 1,000 copies at first pressing - DigiFile CD version of Hand of Glory can be purchased at

"The Lumberjack Feedback throw down the grooves in a bunch of steady and sturdy riffs that pummel their way into the depths of your psyche with remarkable ease. There's nothing about this EP that isn't impressive"  - Ghost Cult Mag

Saille Post 'Eldritch' Studio Videos

Belgian epic black metallers Saille are only a few weeks away from releasing their brand new record, ‘Eldritch’, which will hit the shelves on 10th November via Code666 Records. Over the last number of weeks the band has been offering fans insight into the recording process via a series of studio videos. Here is 'Eldritch' in the making..

Piano Recordings

“‘Eldritch’ differs quite a bit from our two previous albums,” keyboardist Dries Gaerdelen begins. “We wanted the new songs to be more guitar oriented and more edgy, so we worked on the songs in a different way than we used to. Guitar players Reinier Schenk and Jonathan Vanderwal started writing the songs from a guitar perspective adding the keyboards and drums later on. On our two previous albums ‘Ritu’ and ‘Irreversible Decay’ the songs were created the other way around.”

“Our new drummer Kevin De Leener had a big impact on the creation of this album, as his input from a drummers perspective was higher than we're used to. These factors, songs being based on drums and guitars, form a solid base for haunting melodic black metal songs.”

“We started writing the new songs immediately after the release of our second album ‘Ritu’ (2013). This gave us more time for the pre-production process, which made everyone more prepared and focussed. After the recording of the drums, bass and guitars, we chose again to record some real classical instruments. We have recorded violin, cello and trumpet as we have done on our previous albums; new to ‘Eldritch’ are the introductions of the oboe and a great stage piano. Recording these instruments isn't the easy way, but it sure adds to the atmosphere we wanted to create.”

“All of the lyrics on ‘Eldritch’ were written by Saille's vocalist Dennie Grondelaers and are based on horror literature, both classics, turn-of-the-20th-century and modern stories & books. The lyrics explore the pure nature of horror as conceived in different times and media. They complete the songs by adding in horror, the untouchable and the uncomfortable in an organic and unforced way.”

“Although we didn't intend to make a Lovecraft based album, H.P. Lovecraft's influence is noticeable throughout the whole record, and can't be ignored. Even stronger, the source of every song, except for ‘Walpurgis’ (based on Goethe's Faust), can be considered as proto-, post- or pure Lovecraftian.”

“As the album will also be released in a limited digipak edition, we decided to go the extra mile and we contacted all currently living writers (or their heirs) of the books we based our lyrics upon. In the ‘Eldritch’ digibook we have received permission from all writers, even Stephen King, to use quotes from the real books. These quotes will be displayed next to our lyrics for our fans to compare/embrace.”

Friday, October 24, 2014

Deserted Fear's 'Kingdom of Worms' Out Today on FDA Rekotz

Kingdom of Worms from German Death Metalists DESERTED FEAR is out today on FDA Rekotz on CD and digital formats. You can grab a copy at the FDA Rekotz Store.

 The vinyl LP version will be released on November 21. A variety of vinyl formats and CD/LP/Shirt bundles can be ordered at this location.

Thuringia´s DESERTED FEAR are one of the best Death Metal bands to come out of Germany in years. The band's 2012 debut My Empire was praised the world over and won them recognition in the European scene as a force to be reckoned with. Germany´s Rock Hard magazine referred to the album as "simply amazing."

Kingdom of Worms was recorded in June and July 2014 at Eisensound Studio in Eisenberg (Thuringia / Germany) under the knife of guitarist Gitarrist Fabian Hildebrandt. Mixing and Mastering duties have been handled by the legendary Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, etc.), who put the finishing touches on Kingdom of Worms in his very own Unisound Studio. The dark and atmospheric artwork was once again created by Thomas "Necromaniac" Westphal fits the music perfectly.

Pre-order info can be found at

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Northern Crown: In the Hands of the Betrayer streaming in full at Metal Underground

South Florida Epic Doom Metallers NORTHERN CROWN have teamed with to stream the band's new EP, In the Hands of the Betrayer, in full a week before its release.  

Immerse yourself in this five-track veil of doom and gloom, which includes a cover of Candlemass' "Crystal Ball," at this location

As one of the oldest genres of heavy metal, doom metal's roots are buried deep and anchor the extensive forest that heavy metal has become. NORTHERN CROWN pays homage to those who have come before in its approach to riffs, organ use, and pacing, but doesn't let the old school ways of doom define it.  

In the Hands of the Betrayer will be released on October 14. Order the EP at

Bloodshot Dawn: New Music Video ‘Smoke and Mirrors’

In August of this year, from the Main Stage at Bloodstock Festival, UK melodic extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn announced mid set that their new album was to be entitled ‘Demons’ and would be released on 26th October. The band then went on to debut a brand new song called ‘Smoke and Mirrors’. Today that very song is being unleashed to all as it features in the brand new Bloodshot Dawn music video.

The video was directed by Lewis Carter & Phil Berridge (Vision Video) and was in an old photo studio in Peterborough.

Frontman Josh McMorran comments on the video: ‘It’s a play through using natural visual effects to give an arty and moody vibe. We used colours of the new album artwork. This is the opening song of the album and encompasses all that is Bloodshot Dawn into one song! It's also kind of catchy...”

‘Demons’ is the second Bloodshot Dawn album and was funded by fans in a Kickstarter campaign, which was achieved in just 4 days, testament to the band’s loyal following.

Engraved Disillusion - The Eternal Rest

Engraved Disillusion is a five piece band from Taunton, UK. Members are Vocals - Matthew William Mead. Lead/ Rhythm Guitar, Toby Stewart. Lead/ Rhythm Guitar, Marc Matthews. Bass Guitar / Backing Vocals, Aaron Preston. Drums - Chris Threlfall. Genre described as Metal.

The Eternal Rest album to be released on October 31 2014. In terms of production this one is top notch. Very clean and pristine sound. Guitars are heavy with great quality tone. Drums are upfront and clear. Vocals range goes from low to mid with out loosing any aggression. 

This album features ten compositions. They are all well structured and easily capture the listeners attention from moment to moment. Each track is melodic in nature but does retain its aggression. I enjoyed each passage. Some of the more stand out arrangements would have to be the song "Shadows Run Black", I really like this track, it is monumental and the guitar work easily captivates you. "Into Oblivion" is a heavy hitter, I like the solid drum kicks and roll fills. It is probably one of the more brutal tracks on this album. "Echos From A Silent Sky", a clean strumming guitar opens this up and it is a catchy well written composition and finally the closing and title song, The Eternal Rest. Keyboards are a big highlight at the start of this track. I would have to say it is my favorite from the entire album. In conclusion, great release with awesome sound. If you like melodic intense metal with a lot harmonies and epic sounds then you will have to add this one to your collection. ~Artemortifica 


Internal Rot - Mental Hygiene

Internal Rot is a three piece band from Melbourne. Members are Brad - guitars, Christoph - drums, Max - vocals. Genre described as Grindcore.

Mental Hygiene released on September twenty 2014 through Blastasfuk Records. As you might aspect the production is crude and raunchy which is fitting for the content. The instruments however are tight and recorded a good performance. Fast and destructive is the name of the game and they do it well. There are twenty compositions in total with the longest one being around six minutes and the shortest coming in at a blistering speed of just ten seconds.

Many of the tracks are similar in structure as they are meant to be heavy fast raw and in your face, which is great, so which ones stand out the most?, well I would say the track Lashed With Viscera, clever title and catchy riffs. Teeth Eating, I enjoyed this one because it reminds me of old Napalm Death. In conclusion, a great release and lives up to the grindcore experience. I recommended for fans of Brutal Truth, Terrorizer and Napalm Death. ~Artemortifica 

Monday, October 20, 2014