Archive for October, 2012

Triaxis – Rage & Retribution

Posted in Review with tags , , , on 23rd October 2012 by Nico Davidson

Triaxis
Rage And Retribution
Released: October 2012
Metal
Released via Rocksector

It’s been a busy year for Welsh quintet Triaxis, performing at SOS Festival and Bloodstock this year followed by the release of their second album, Rage And Retribution. While not a band I’m familiar with, I’ve heard a lot of buzz about them over at the Black Phoenix Rising forums and on several other webzines, so I have been waiting on the second album, Rage And Retribution so I can give Triaxis a proper listen.

The powerful and punchy riffs of Sand & Silver start the album with a furious frenzy of hard hittin’ metal and strong, belting vocals with some poetic licks thrown in for good measure. Black Trinity makes itself known by screaming out with its grandoise sound, that echoes majestically through the lyrically played guitars and acute drum work. The vocals float sail near perfectly on the sea of modern sounding riffs and intelligent drumming, completing the song and making it one of the most prominent tracks on the album. The Infected really did take me by surprise as the riffs come charging out like a bull that’s seen red but in a more beautiful written manner while Asunder brings a gentler approach which gradually builds into a heavier sound.

And Shadows Creep displays the more melodic stylings of the band’s music, firing out a barrage of stalwart and dulcet riffs that carry the vocals efficiently while on the other hand XGP combines a fast and furious style with an expertly played dramatic sound that later on yields a unique audio vision of melodic guitar playing before the crisp battering of Under Blood Red Skies comes into play with a dashing od Doro-esque vocals. Sker Point balances out perfectly the use of heavy and beautifully played riffs, allowing the rhythm sections to dance along with a certain grace. Reunion takes the album down a path of pure blitzkreig drumming and violent riffing, as well as a storming use of vocals that really do shine out on the track.

The Butcher beckons a certain NWOBHM sound with a heap of modern influences to create a fresh sound that could easily be a pioneering factor in today’s metal scene. The vocals boom out over the fierce roaring of guitars that offer up some truly meaty riffs for you to sink your teeth into while at the same time, keeping their crisp and clean sound. The album finishes off with the solemn sounds of Some Things Are Worth Dying For. Beginning with an alluring acoustic opening, the track soon fires out the heavy drum work and austere riffs. Gradually the song begins to develop a more uplifting sound but avoiding being overly hearty.

I’m rarely impressed these days by bands with a female vocalist but Triaxis have proven to be one of the few that can impress me with Rage And Retribution. Triaxis have displayed an ability for good songwriting as well as a talent for pulling off some seriously sweet solos, so it’s safe to say that Rage And Retribution is one of those albums that will no doubt become a classic in the years to come and that the UK has found its answer to Warlock.

5/5

Nico Davidson

 

Pentagram UK tour begins soon

Posted in News with tags , , , on 22nd October 2012 by Nico Davidson

The pioneers of doom Pentagram, led by the ghost-like vocalist and founding member Bobby Liebling will be hitting the grim shores of Blighty for their First Ever UK Tour at the end of the month and will be playing the classic album Relentless in its entirety.

Victor Griffin has announced that he will be vacating his duties within the band at the end of this tour. “…For now, it’s time to move on with my new band’s album and tour plans for 2013,” stated Griffin in the announcement.  So far, there has been no word on who will take his place.

Pentagram have gone through a number of line-up changes through their 41 year existence, with Griffin occupying the guitar spot roughly four times since 1979, being just one of the band’s 10 guitar players.  In addition to Relentless, Griffin can be heard on such gems as Day of Reckoning, Be Forewarned, and 2010′s Last Rites.

PENTAGRAM + Gentlemans Pistols

October 2012

31st         BRISTOL – The Fleece

November 2012

1st         LONDON – Garage

2nd         MANCHESTER – Academy 3

4th         GLASGOW – Ivory Black

Support for the UK dates comes by the way of Gentleman’s Pistols with local support still to be announced.

http://www.facebook.com/pentagramusa

http://gentlemanspistols.com

 

Interview with J Costa [Thy Will Be Done]

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , on 21st October 2012 by hammersmashedlauren

Before their performance at the Rock and Shock Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts, Valkyrian Music writer Lauren Gowdy has a quick chat with J Costa who is the front man for the Rhode Island-based band Thy Will Be Done, or formerly known as Kobalt, and discusses their new EP, Temple, as well as musical influences, pet peeves, and the toilets in Japan. There is also a special appearance from Mr. J Walken, who thanks his fans and says how “it’s a great day to be a fan of Thy Will Be Done, whoa! Wham-o, zam-o!”

Thy Will Be Done is currently doing an US tour with Shadows Fall and God Forbid [refer below for dates] and their new EP, Temple,  is in stores and on iTunes now!

Graveyard – Lights Out

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 19th October 2012 by izaforestspirit

Graveyard
Lights Out
Released: October 2012
Hard Rock/Blues Rock
Released via Nuclear Blast

‘Lights Out’ is the third album from the Swedish hard rock band Graveyard. It is the follow up to last year’s award-winning ‘Hisingen Blues’.

The opening track ‘An Industry of Murder’ takes a while to get going. Once the vocals kick in it’s pretty evident where the Black Sabbath comparisons stem from. Everything from the riffs to the vocal style sounds similar, though this has the additional blues rock feel to it. ‘Slow Motion Countdown’ is true to its name, as a slow and melancholic ballad. By contrast ‘Seven Seven’ is far more energetic, and dare I say it…a ‘happy’ rock song with some catchy riffs.

Other noteworthy tracks include: the blues rock style ‘The Suits, The Law & The Uniforms’ where the groove guitars complement the hard rock vocals, the catchy riff infused ‘Endless Night’, which features some progressive elements in the middle and ‘Goliath’ which has the most original lyrics and some catchy guitar tunes to match.

Overall, I must admit that this type of music isn’t really my specialty and I really did step out of my comfort zone whilst reviewing this. My personal preference leans more towards the catchy, rocking tracks on this album rather than the ballads. Having said that it doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with this album.

3/5 – It’s not my style, but if you’re a fan of bluesy hard rock then I would strongly recommend this.

Iza Raittila

 

Dragonforce/Alestorm @ O2 ABC Glasgow

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , , , , , , on 19th October 2012 by underthenorthernstar

Bands: Dragonforce, Alestorm, The Defiled, Cavorts
Location: O2 ABC, Glasgow
Date: 28/09/2012

In order to be fair to the first two bands who were playing this gig, I have to not say my honest opinions – I’m sure they have their respective fanbases (proven by the legion of moshing 14-year-olds), but they really weren’t my thing.

Moving on. It must be said that I had been looking forward to this gig for a very long time; the last time I had seen Dragonforce was in 2009 when they had toured with Sabaton, a fantastic gig by all accounts. (Incidentally, Sabaton are also doing a UK tour with Eluveitie in November; if you’ve not seen them live, I highly recommend it.) Since then, they had gone through a lineup change, recorded and released a new album, and highly impressed me, as you can see from my review here. Naturally, I was interested to see how their new singer Marc held up live; the man has a fantastic voice, but I had to see for myself.

But before Dragonforce would take the stage, another one of my favourite live acts were playing; I interviewed Alestorm last time they had played here, which was an incredible gig, so of course I was really rather stoked to be not only seeing them again, but interviewing them again (That previous interview can be seen here). Some arrangements were made with Alestorm before the gig that we would do the interview later on that night, as they were staying with a friend of mine and it would be convenient for everyone. This did, however result in a very slightly drunken interview at 3 in the morning, which shall be on the site very soon, I promise.

But I digress. Alestorm played an excellent set; Keelhauled, Wenches and Mead, Nancy the Tavern Wench; a fairly standard set by all accounts, but no less entertaining, especially when, like you should be at an Alestorm gig, you are ever-so-slightly drunk. Leviathan was a particular highlight for me, mainly due to the fact that the crowd enjoyed it quite a fair amount. It must be said though; the amount of crowdsurfers and pre-pubescent “moshers” was somewhat off-putting. Can’t be helped, I suppose, but when I’m trying to windmill I would appreciate it very much if you weren’t landing on my neck thank you very much (Blah blah blah old man complaining blah). Excellent set guys, well done!

However, Dragonforce… well, I’m a self-professed Dragonforce lover; something that gains me a great deal of ridicule. I enjoyed myself hugely at this gig – I was somewhat taken aback that singer Marc Hudson could hit the notes he did. Managing old songs (Fury of the Storm, Valley of the Damned etc.) and new (Cry Thunder, Seasons) alike, he actually managed to distract my view away from the frantic and blister-inducing guitar work of Herman Li and Sam Totman, ever the centre of attention. Managing for the most part to steer away from technical difficulties, the set seemed flawless; even the crowd became far better. The unity felt by all to Cry Thunder was a fantastic feeling. I even caught one of Sam’s picks; so frankly, the night didn’t feel like it could get any better.

This was, of course, before Alestorm, Dragonforce, I and a multitude of others ended up at Glasgow’s Cathouse venue, singing Rhapsody, Sonata Arctica, Lost horizon and Meatloaf into the small hours of the morning.

5/5

– Alasdair “Scotch Egg” Dunn

Spinefarm expand street team plus free goodies

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 19th October 2012 by Nico Davidson

Our good friends over at Spinefarm Records (Home to bands such as Ensiferum, Jettblack and many more) are expanding their street team. Amongst receiving stuff like free tickets to Spinefarm gigs, meet and greet opportunities, etc aren’t enough to make you wanna join the Spinefarm street team, we’ve got some good news for you: Spinefarm will randomly select ten new sign-ups to receive the following:

Redlight King – Something For The Pain (Album)

Tarja – What Lies Beneath (Album)

Five Finger Death Punch – American Capitalist (Album)

Jettblack – Raining Rock (Album)

Ensiferum – Unsung heroes (Album)

A Spinefarm poster

Alice Cooper face paint

Of course, even if you don’t win the stuff above, when you sign up to the Spinefarm street team, you’ll still be in for a chance at free tickets to Spinefarm gigs, meet and greet sessions with your favourite Spinefarm bands and a lot more. So, to sign up, just click here. Or here. Or here.

 

3 Doors Down set to release first-ever greatest hits album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 19th October 2012 by Nico Davidson

Multi-platinum, chart-topping US rockers, 3 Doors Down, will release their first-ever Greatest Hits package on November 19th 2012 via Universal.

Simply titled Greatest Hits, the collection encompasses the group’s much-celebrated smash singles such as Kryptonite, It’s Not My Time,When I’m Gone and many more. Three new songs, including the single One Light, make the record a must-have for both long-time fans and newcomers alike.

From the first explosive burst of their single Kryptonite, which ignited their career at the top of the last decade, to subsequent multi-platinum albums, plus a non-stop touring regime that still finds them notching up shows around the world at record pace, 3 Doors Down now stand as one of rock’s most exciting and authentic crossover acts.

Their steady ascent up the ladder has seen them scoring multiple #1 US hits, snagging several Billboard and other awards, and logging scores of sold-out shows over a growing global terrain that now includes close to 40 different countries.

Greatest Hits follows up the band’s fifth studio effort, 2011’s Time of My Life, which debuted at #3 on the US Billboard chart, yielding their tenth Top 10 single in the process.

One Light, meanwhile, is classic 3 Doors Down, blending a massive hook and warm melodies; in addition, this long-awaited collection also boasts new songs, There’s A Life and Goodbyes.

Greatest Hits shines a bright light on 3 Doors Down‘s incredible journey thus far, whilst paving the way for the next stage in a career that will see the band spending more time in Europe and the UK, with both headline dates and festival appearances planned for 2013.

Tracklisting is as followed:

1. Kryptonite

2. When I’m Gone

3. Here Without You

4. It’s Not My Time

5. Let Me Go

6. Be Like That

7. Loser

8. Away From The Sun

9. Duck and Run

10. One Light

11. There’s A Life

12. Goodbyes

 

Crunge – Throwdown [EP]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 18th October 2012 by Pieni

Crunge
Throwdown [EP]
Released: 25th October 2012
Hard Rock/Alternative
Self-Released

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There’s a new rock band from Stockholm that you might want to check out. Why? Because Crunge plays this hard rock full of classic ‘70s groove, blends it with hints of post-grunge, and spices it up with modern rock polish.

Both guitars in the opening track, “We Are”, produce that straightforward hard rock sound, backed up by a vivid and distinctive rhythm section. But unlike typical hard rock songs and very much like modern rock ones, “We Are” lacks a guitar solo. Instead, a melodic bridge takes place. The chorus is quite easy-listening – the aforementioned polish – and after the last one, the song darkens a notch, its beats, riffs and vocals becoming more syncopated and stronger.

The second song, “Take Me Back”, it’s the other way around – mainly a grunge tune, the roughness of the genre was smoothed without losing a certain edge. This one does have a guitar solo, a rocky one, and the chorus is also catchy.

The title-track is probably the most classic of the five pieces, with a slight whiff of southern rock to it. Really groovy and swayful, great to be played lived.

“All The Lights” returns to the post-grungy path, but detours often to the hard rock alleys in independent passages – not a rock & grunge cocktail as until now, but a sandwich with its distinct layers. And yet they melt perfectly at the point where one ends and the other begins.

And “Falling To Pieces” is a nice rock song with a pumping rhythm.

Formed in 2010, Crunge released a self-titled EP in April the following year, and now on October 25th this “Throwdown” will see the light of day (with a proper release party at RoQ, in their hometown, two days later). Hopefully, the next time I review their work it will be regarding a full-length.

4/5

by Renata “Pieni” Lino

 

Cult icons Arktau Eos premier new video

Posted in News with tags , on 18th October 2012 by Nico Davidson

Today, underground cult icons Arktau Eos premiere the new video Sunken Luminaries, off their forthcoming Ioh-Maera album on Svart Records. The video can be viewed in its entirety below:

Additionally, both the release date of Arktau Eos’ CD-only Ioh-Maeraand their vinyl-only Unworeldeshave been altered to November 16th worldwide. Respective covers and tracklistings are as follows:

Tracklisting for Arktau EosIoh-Maera CD

 

1. Unbinding Kaamos
2. Noxfaros
3. Sunken Luminaries
4. Ioh-Maera
5. Otherstone Refraction

Tracklisting for Arktau EosUnworeldes LP (vinyl-only)

1. The Cypress Watcher
2. Cove of the Seven-winged
3. Black Leaf Gaze
4. Geometry of Emptiness

 

Exclusive Wintersun live stream

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 18th October 2012 by Nico Davidson

The fans had to wait for 8 years but on Monday (22nd) the new Wintersun album Time I will finally be released via Nuclear Blast! To shorten the wait, the band is currently streaming the whole album on their homepage and they have also revealed all lyrics to the songs. Click here to stream the album!

The band will also be headlining the Heidenfest tour 2012.

Here you can find all info, dates, running orders and more by clicking here.

“TIME I” track listing:

1. When Time Fades Away
2. Sons of Winter and Stars
I Rain of Stars
II Surrounded by Darkness
III Journey Inside a Dream
IV Sons of Winter and Stars
3. Land of Snow and Sorrow
4. Darkness and Frost
5. Time

The bonus DVD includes:

1. Land Of Snow And Sorrow (Live At Rehearsals, Helsinki)
2. Darkness And Frost & Time (Live At Rehearsals, Helsinki)
3. Sons Of Winter And Stars (Live At Rehearsals, Helsinki)
4. Licks & Tricks Of TIME I With Each Band Member
5. Sons Of Winter And Stars – Project Demonstration (Interview at Jari´s Home Studio)
6. Photo Gallery (Live At Rehearsals, Helsinki)

Pre-order the album „TIME I“ here:
Nuclear Blast Europa:

http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/shop/artikel/gruppen/51000.1.nuclearblast.html?article_group_sort_type_handle=rank&custom_keywords=wintersun%20time%20I

 

Jettblack forced to relocate Liverpool show

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 18th October 2012 by Nico Davidson

Jettblack have been forced to relocate their show on the 20th October; it will now take place at Revolver, Birkenhead. Tickets holders for Eric’s, Liverpool can obtain a refund in full from the ticket provider. Details for the new show are as followed:

Date: 20th October 2012
Venue: Revolver
Address: 2 New Chester Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside CH41
Phone: 0151 647 1939
Tickets: Available on door
Price: £8

Tickets for the rest of the tour can be purchased here.

Remaining tour dates are as followed:

18th – Voodoo, Belfast
19th – The Pint, Dublin
20th – Revolver, Birkenhead
21st – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
26th – The Underworld, London
28th – Exeter, Cavern

Jettblack can now announce the full line up for their headline London show at The Underworld, Camden. Opening on the night will be hard rockin’ special guests Sondura, followed by Mercy House, the heavy rock band with a fast-rising reputation, plus main support act, London based Night By Night.

Jettblack are also confirmed to play Hard Rock Hell 2012, which takes place in North Wales from 29th November – 3rd December.

The Defiled added to Metal Hammer Hallowe’en Party

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 18th October 2012 by Nico Davidson

Fast-rising London industrial metallers The Defiled have been added to Hammer’s Halloween show on October 29th!

They join Huntress and headliners Black Spiders for what, they absolutely “guaran-fucking-tee”, will be the Halloween shindig of the year.

The Defiled are excited to be playing this show, front shouter Stitch comments: “We’re fucking delighted to be playing a Halloween show, in our home town, with our pals the Black Spiders and all for the mighty Metal Hammer! Tis gonna be sweet!”

Metal Hammer will be taking over the Islington O2 Academy on Monday, October 29th armed with some killer bands, some awesome DJ sets and cheap prices!

All proceeds will go to two awesome charities – Childline and Health Partnership Nepal – and with tickets coming in at just £3.50 and drinks of Kraken (with a mixer) and pints of Hobgoblin at recession-slaying prices of just £2.00and £1.50 respectively.

Tickets are available now here.

 

Lacuna Coil FOH Russia pics

Posted in Misc. with tags , , , on 18th October 2012 by Nico Davidson

Front of House photos from Lacuna Coil’s recent stint in Russia:

Pictures by Richard Wolfgang. Also, thanks to Mikey Bolton for sending them in.

Quake The Earth new album ‘We Choose To Walk This Path’ out soon

Posted in News, Studio Report on 17th October 2012 by izaforestspirit

The Finnish metalcore band Quake The Earth will release their debut album via Inverse Records on 23rd November 2012.

Quake The Earth biography:

Quake The Earth was founded in Oulu, Finland in 2010 on the ruins of three groups which had either disbanded or were facing an uncertain future. The band therefore consists of experienced musicians who know how to handle their instruments. Add the brutal vocals of singer Aki Häkkinen and you have an idea of how solidly constructed their debut is. “Quake the Earth’s debut album ‘We Choose to Walk This Path’ hits you like a swing from a baseball bat”. The group has joined forces with Inverse Records and the result of that collaboration is a strong hardcore metal record.«We Choose to Walk This Path» is definitely worth checking out if bands like Hatebreed, Pantera and Lamb of God please your ears.

http://www.facebook.com/quaketheearth

Devil I Know new album coming soon

Posted in News, Studio Report on 17th October 2012 by izaforestspirit

The alternative rock band Devil I Know will release their self-tilted debut album via Inverse Records on 23rd November 2012.

Devil I Know biography:

Devil I Know is a fresh breath of American-style melodic hard rock influenced by the likes of Hardcore Superstar, Avenged Sevenfold and even Black Label Society. The band’s songs do contain some familiar elements but these guys are no copycats – they have their own sound and that sound happens to be pretty damn good!

Driven by catchy singalong choruses, heavy rock riffs and high-quality production, Devil I Know is on its way to something bigger. Their songs have already received airplay on the Finnish rock-oriented radio stations. Their self-titled debut album, which sees its release November 23rd, is preceded by the digital single «Scream And Shout».

MySpace: http://www.deviliknow.com

The Ocean Between Us new album out next year

Posted in News on 17th October 2012 by izaforestspirit

The British metalcore band The Ocean Between Us have announced that they are going to release their debut album ‘Savoir Faire’ on March 25th 2013 through A Wolf At Your Door Records. The Ocean Between Us first came into the spotlight after winning the Red Bull Bedroom Wildcard Jam in 2011. The album is the highly anticipated follow up to the debut self titled EP released during 2011.

The band have also revealed the cover-art for ‘Savoir Faire’. Here is:

Holy Grail sign Europe-wide deal with Nuclear Blast

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 17th October 2012 by Nico Davidson

Formed in 2008 and hailing from Pasadena in Southern California, North American up-and-comers Holy Grail offer a unique blend of the legendary NWoBHM scene with influences of several contemporary heavy metal sub-genres.

After numerous celebrated festival appearances, including Wacken-Open-Air and the UK’s Download Festival and extensive touring with bands such as Blind GuardianExodus and Eluveitie, the time is right for this promising quintet to hit the next level. In that regard, Nuclear Blast Records are proud to announce the Europe-wide signing of Holy Grail.

Nuclear Blast A&R Jaap Wagemaker comments: “Already after we’d listened to their debut EP Improper Burial, it became pretty obvious that Holy Grail – offering a modern version of the old-school heavy metal we’ve grown up with – were the most exciting metal band to emerge from the county of L.A. within the last two decades, as renowned American Decibel magazine had put it. After Metal Hammer UK had nominated the band as best new band at the Metal Hammer Awards even before they had even released their debut album Crisis in Utopia, we knew we had to keep an eye on them. All over Europe, music magazines loved that record and celebrated it by publishing rave reviews.  And ever since we’ve seen them playing two awesome shows at Wacken:Open:Air and British Download Festival, there was no doubt whatsoever that Holy Grail were bringing the leather and steel to a new generation of metal heads. So watch out for Holy Grail’s second coming in 2013!

The band states “We in the Holy Grail camp are very proud and excited to announce that we have recently become part of the Nuclear Blast family. We feel honoured to join the ranks of metal legends and many of our favourite bands, including Accept (who we’ve covered), Blind Guardian (who we’ve toured with) and Testament (who we’d love to tour with)! Fans of Holy Grail can expect all the metallic elements we’ve built our name on taken to the next level on our forthcoming new record Ride The Void. Coupled with the unequivocal might of Nuclear Blast, European domination is inevitable for our new album. See ya on the road!

The band’s upcoming second studio album Ride The Void is set for a European release via Nuclear Blast in early 2013; in North America, the record will be released via Prosthetic Records. Stay tuned for more info coming your way soon! And if you haven’t listened to Holy Grail before, now is your chance to start listening them.

 

Video for Five Finger Death Punch’s The Pride premiers today on Vevo

Posted in News with tags , , on 17th October 2012 by Nico Davidson

Five Finger Death Punch‘s  video for The Pride premieres on Vevo TODAY, and can be viewed here.  The clip is the first wherein the band has presented live footage from the road within the short-form music video medium.  Footage was selected from the band’s successful Metal Hammer Presents Trespass America Tour over this past summer, and the band’s critically acclaimed set at Rock On The Range.

Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody shares, “One of the best parts of being in this band is that we have the chance to design and build bigger and bigger live shows. Our concerts became spectacular gatherings of our extended family and we wanted to share this amazing experience with everyone. So we wrote & designed this video in dedication of our loyal, dedicated, militant fan base known as Knuckleheads who deserve the best experience we can give them.  You’ve all stood by us & diligently helped us introduce the world to Five Finger Death Punch and this is our way of saying THANK YOU ! We couldn’t have done any of this without all of you. WELCOME TO THE PRIDE !

 

New Bison B.C streaming

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 17th October 2012 by Nico Davidson

In the great Canadian spirit of loss and heart ache, the downer sludge foursome that is Bison B.C. have managed to scourge their rotting brains desperately puking out new psalms of suffering and despair. Akin to a lunatic writing their opus on the bedroom wall with their own shit comes this strange noise from the west coast melting pot of shit and failure; in a country based on terrifying distance and lonesome, stoic suffering. Lovelessness does not portray the death of love or the lack of the same. Rather it attempts to map out the pathetic and desperate pursuit of love, which in itself becomes violent like a cancer, an assault on anything that is good in the world. A heartfelt repulsion towards anything that could bring pleasure, because with happiness we suffer truly – the wanting of more.

With the release of Lovelessness only a week away RevolverMag.com the online home of Revolver Magazine is offering another glimpse into the album with a premiere of a new track. Check out the song Clozapine Dream here.

Brooklyn Vegan is also streaming the track Last and First Things here.

Bison B.C. worked with acclaimed producer Sanford Parker at Soma and Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago to record Lovelessness. Parker is best known for his work with bands such as Yob, Pelican, Rwake, Yakuza, Nachtmystium, Zoroaster, Unearthly Trance, and more. Needless to say, Parker is more than qualified to put-to-tape the raw, furious energy that is Bison B.C.

Lovelessness track listing is as followed:
1. An Old Friend
2. Anxiety Puke / Lovelessness
3. Last and First Things
4. Blood Music
5. Clozapine Dream
6. Finally Asleep

Bison B.C Line-up
James Farwell: Guitar/Vocals
Dan And: Guitar/Vocals
Masa Anzai: Bass
Matt Wood: Drums

 

Vomitor set release date for new album

Posted in News on 17th October 2012 by Nico Davidson

Today, Hells Headbangers announces January 22nd, 2013 as the release date for Vomitor‘s third and latest album, The Escalation. Hells Headbangers will handling the release of Vomitor‘s The Escalation in North America and South America while Invictus Productions will be handling the album’s release in Europe and the UK. Tracklisting and album cover to follow below.

Done bleeding the priest, after drinking the devil’s poison, Vomitor increase the nuclear heat with The Escalation! Legends in the diehard metal underground, these Aussie hooligans return with their barbaric, ancient Metal of Death: thermonuclear riffing, divebombing solos, vocal vomit, and chaotic crunch that’s quintessentially and uniquely Vomitor! To celebrate their highly anticipated return, Vomitor will be embarking on their first-ever American tour in December, playing six exclusive dates in the following cities on the following dates:

December 5th – Philadelphia, PA

December 6th – Baltimore, MD

December 7th – Richmond, VA

December 8th – Pittsburgh, PA

December 9th – Cleveland, OH

December 10th – Brooklyn, NY

Jointly dubbed the Bleeding America tour, American cult Negative Plane will be touring alongside Vomitor on all six dates. Early copies of the CD and LP version of The Escalation will be for sale at all dates of the tour. More info can be found here, and a copy of the tour poster (also available in high resolution upon request) is as follows:

An exclusive pre-release stream of VOMITOR’s The Escalation can be heard here. In the meantime, the cover and tracklisting to Vomitor‘s The Escalation are as follows:

Tracklisting for Vomitor‘s The Escalation

1) Pits of Nightmare/Pitch Black

2) Prayer of Nightmare

3) Salem Witches Grave

4) Hellburst to Fight

5) The Escalation

6) Metal or Die

7) Horrors of Black Earth