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Behemoth to hit the UK and Ireland in December

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 17th August 2014 by Pieni

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After the sold out gig at The Forum early this year, right before the release of the much acclaimed “The Satanist”, Behemoth will now return to British and Irish soil for a few shows. Supporting them will be Decapitated, who will release their new album “Blood Mantra” next month, Grand Magus, whose latest “Triumph & Power” has also been very well received, and also Manchester-based Winterfylleth, who will be releasing their 4th album “The Divination Of Antiquity” in October.

Quoting Nergal: » It took us years to finally put together a separate UK tour and we are eager to bring the magic of “The Satanist” to our fans over there! We are counting days. Literally. With such a strong and diverse company from our friends in Grand Magus and Decapitated we are expecting nothing but a great metal feast! «

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Decapitated announce new drummer and enter studio to record sixth album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 13th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Three days ago, on 10th March, Polish metal extremists Decapitated entered Hertz Studio’s, located in Bialystok, Poland, to record their sixth record. The yet untitled creation is set for a release in September via Nuclear Blast. The band have also announced that Michal Lysejko has joined the band as full-time drummer. UK fans of Decapitated will already be familiar with Michal following the band’s recent UK tour with US metal bands Lamb Of God and Huntress. Guitarist Waclaw ‘Vogg‘ Kieltyka comments:

We would like to share news with you. All you know that we’ve been quite busy lately. We had some personal changes in the band and also we did I guess the best tours we had; with Meshuggah, Lamb Of God and Children Of Bodom.  First of all we want to introduce you Decapitated new drummer Michal Lysejko. Some of you had a chance to meet him already during tour with Lamb Of God this January. Also I want to say THANK YOU to the rest of the people who took a challenge and sent their video for an audition.

Also since January this year we signed worldwide management contract with Continental Concerts & Management. That’s for sure big step and opportunity for us and big challenge. But I guess the most important news for most of you is that after almost nine years we back to Hertz Studio (albums: Nihility, The Negation, Organic Hallucinosis) to record new album which will be released autumn this year. We will inform you about details soon. Keep it touch!!

Decapitated will also be hitting UK shores once again this summer on Saturday 9th August when they annihilate Bloodstock! They’ll be joining their label mates Hatebreed, Children Of Bodom, Carcass, ReVamp and Biohazard at Bloodstock for what is looking to be the hardest hitting metal-filled weekend of the year.

Decapitated online:

http://decapitatedband.net
http://facebook.com/decapitated

 

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At The Gates announced as mainstage headliner for Northern Darkness

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 22nd May 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Swedish death metal legends At The Gates have been announced as the headliners for this year’s Northern Darkness Festival, marking the band’s first Newcastle show in almost 20 years. Other bands on the bill include, but are not limited to: Dyscarnate, Bloodshot Dawn, Old Corpse Road, Decapitated, Napalm Death and many more.

The festival will take place at the Northumbria University in Newcastle on Sunday 8th December. Tickets are available from this location.

The Northern Darkness Festival online:

http://www.northerndarkness.co.uk/
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Masachist – Scorned

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , , on 27th October 2012 by -Scorpius-

Masachist
Scorned
Released: 2011
Death Metal
Released via Selfmadegod Records

Masachist are a 5 piece death metal band from Poland and have an impressive array of members from some very notable bands, On vocals they have Pig a.k.a Wojciech Wąsowicz from Decapitated, on bass is Heinrich from Polish Black Metal band Vesania, On drums Daray who is an ex Vader drummer, Aro can be found on Rhythm guitar and founding member Thrufel is the Lead Guitarist.

All in all an impressive line up and expectations of a quality album is high. The Album itself is entitled Scorned and it’s promised to be, “40 minutes of your agony, 9 songs about your demise”.

The first track, Drilling Your Nerves powers in with a nice rhythmic piece on guitars and drums which is quickly followed by a thundering vocal that screams brutality through and through. Various influences are immediately evident and I would like to desist from comparisons with other notable polish bands, Behemoth being the main one as the similarities are stark which is to be somewhat expected with the close links to the band. The track itself is an exciting mix of death metal pounding and a surprising almost black metal feel to it, which is a nice blend of influence and musicianship, the rhythm of this track is by far its defining quality and it pounds you into musical submission!

The Second offering is entitled, The Process of Elimination and straight away I am caught by the blast beats and double bass pedal work on the drums, the guitar playing is blisteringly fast and choppy and the vocals lend an almost ethereal quality to the music, if you like a mosh and a head-bang then this track is most definitely for you. I am struck by the interesting contrasts throughout the track with rhythm and melodic brutality, if such a term exists! It does now!

Straight and Narrow Path is the third track on the album and it has a dredging, guttural feel to it. Which is then intersected by a middle 8 which gives way to a chorus effect on the guitar, this track is one that you can turn loud and annoy the neighbours with as the bass is punishing and the drums only increase the intensity that is equally matched by the guitars and vocals, an interesting track indeed.

Track 4, Manifesto starts off incredibly brutal and then has a brief melodic guitar part which quickly gives way to yet more unrelenting brutality, this track would induce a brain aneurism if you turned it up loud enough! That’s how unrelenting and punishing it is, if you like your music to punish your senses then this track certainly does that.

Next up is a track called, Higher Authority which to me is a blend of old school death metal and sliding guitar chords, the vocals really chop this track up and the blast beats on the drums really give an added element. There are some very interesting chords in this track and this track really gives you an idea of how good these musicians really are, the skill level is incredibly high and the track really gives the listener a taste of what these guys are all about.

Opposing Normality is track 5 and it starts off with a distorted organ sound and some interesting distorted/reverbed vocal effects, this soon ends and the guitars, bass and drums usher in a very old school style riff. Mid way through the song the brutality relents for a moment and then it smacks its way back in.

Track 7 is entitled Liberation and wow, this track is by far the fastest on the album, the double bass pedal and blast beats are nothing short of incredible, quarter way through the track is slows down marginally and gives the listener a mix of rhythm and interesting chord progressions, the track then speeds up to 1000mph again and the listener is left absolutely dazed!

Liberation II is the eighth track it is entirely with distorted sounds although this time it’s a mix of distorted vox/choral, it’s a momentary departure from the overall theme of the album, call it a auditory break.

Finally we have track 9, Inner Void. Which starts off with a very slow droning old school death metal feel to it, very cool! This track at the beginning almost reminds me of Celtic Frost but that is soon replaced by yet more old school idea’s, there are clearly many influences in this track and I feel this may well be a nice jumping point to where Masachist can launch their next album.

My overall thoughts on this album is that it is a very well thought out album, there are many influences and ideas going on within it and each member clearly brings aspects from their other bands to this one. If you think Masachist is merely a side project or plaything for these musicians then you would be sorely mistaken, it is very much it’s own entity and creation and the quality of musicianship is clear.

The production of this album is perfect, I cannot fault it, every sound is as I believe it should be and the overall mix is just right.

If I were to sum this album up in one word, which is incredibly easy to do in fact that word would be, unrelenting.

Each track pummels the listener into an auditory submission of sorts and they are perfectly placed lending an added quality to the next.

I am incredibly impressed by this album and the name of the band says it all, Masachist You have to have some masochistic tendencies to allow yourself such an assault on your senses, and I love it!

5/5

~Scorpius~

 

Obscene Entity – Self Titled EP

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , on 3rd October 2012 by tobiasgray

Obscene Entity
Self-Titled
Released October 2012
Death Metal
Self-Released

Cambridge based three-piece Obscene Entity have released their début EP.  A generous five tracks of technical, up-tempo brutality that promise good things for their future.

Duel death metal vocals, a talented (human) drummer & a penchant for catchy, groove based riffs elevates them above similar bands breaking out on the underground.  The production is clean and professional, and the organic yet precise mix mirrors the band’s musical style – modern ethics mixed with the old school ethos.  How is this achieved?  Through tight, beatdowns (not breakdowns!!) reminiscent of the early 90’s Florida scene, blending seamlessly with modern ‘tech’ riffs involving dissonant tremming and rapid guitar trills.  The vocals are similar to the gravelly spoken tone of earlier Decapitated releases, with enough clarity to hear individual lyrics on occasion (a rarity in death metal!).

The songs each have their individual flavours and I expect will get heads banging live.  The band’s Facebook promote the track ‘Doomed’, a faster, tempo shifting song with a couple of substantial solos.  For me, however, the climax arrives with final track Hell Goeran oppressively violent number with a tight chuggy main, ‘tasteful’ sample use and eastern Nile style melodic leads dropped intermittently.

To sum up, they aren’t sludgy Autopsy copycats, but they aren’t hyperspeed sweep-laden Necrophagist enthusiastics either – they are a n interesting bridge between both worlds and this EP is an excellent career beginning…Check them out live if you can!

5/5

Tobias Gray

Misguided Aggression – Flood The Common Ground

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , on 14th June 2012 by tobiasgray

Band: Misguided Aggression
Release date: 28 June 2011
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Year Of The Sun Records

You have about half a minute to prepare yourself before Misguided Aggression drop a slab of heavy, heavy death metal on your cranium!  These Canadians don’t mess around.  Seriously, from opener Winter Soldier onwards, it’s just one crushing, staccato riff assault after another.  Vocalist Rob DeMedeiros provides consistent gravelly roars throughout, his politically charged rage similar to God Forbid in delivery.

Fans of Decapitated and Meshuggah (without the ‘Math’ insanity) will enjoy sinking their teeth into this, and though there are hardcore elements in the songs, Flood The Common Ground is thankfully light on breakdowns.  In fact, the scarcity of dedicated breakdowns means that when they do drop, they bludgeon the listener with even more power.

Each song is brief , and they have clearly spent alot of time in rehearsal, cutting all filler from the tracks and tightening everything to laser guided accuracy.  The production is crisp, and the the end result is an album of punchy, brutal, uncompromising metal.  Longest track ‘The First Stone’ provides the standout moments, deviating from the midpaced grooves to include a barrage of blasts and dissonent harmonies, demonstrating the depths this band has at their disposal.

Ontario has 5 talented musicians to be proud of here…although I wouldn’t want to meet them in a dark alley – scary dudes!

4.5/5

Tobias Gray