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Tombs reveal title, artwork and tracklist for new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Hailing from Brooklyn, in the state of New York, America, Tombs have confirmed Savage Gold as the title of the band’s third album to be released through Relapse Records. The album is set for release in June and the artwork (as seen above) and track listing have been revealed. The stunning artwork was created by renowned tattooist Thomas Hooper who has created the band’s previous album covers.

Savage Gold will be focusing on the awesome strength of Tombs‘ previous works into one brilliantly dark post-punk and extreme black-metal masterpiece. Recorded and produced by Hate Eternal‘s Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore), Savage Gold both expands upon the moody post-punk foundations that Tombs‘ prior albums explored while also bringing out the band’s most traditionally metal moments yet. Once every few years a record comes along that sets a new benchmark for what can be done in heavy music. This is that moment and this is that record. The Savage Gold Track Listing is as follows:

1. Thanatos
2. Portraits
3. Seance
4. Echoes
5. Deathtripper
6. Edge of Darkness
7. Ashes
8. Legacy
9. Severed Lives
10. Spiral

Savage Gold is one the most anticipated underground metal album of 2014 as stated by Decibel Magazine, Revolver Magazine, Noisecreep and numerous other outlets. The band’s sophomore LP Path Of Totality unanimously topped 2011 end of the year metal lists (everyone from Decibel to Pitchfork to NPR, and more, dubbed it their top album of that year).

Tombs online:

http://facebook.com/TombsBklyn
http://tombsbklyn.bandcamp.com

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Belphegor premier new video for In Blood – Devour This Sanctity on YouTube

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 1st November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

In time for the age-long celebration of All Hallow’s Eve, European black and death metal royalty premiered the video for their new single In Blood – Devour This Sanctity last night on YouTube.com. The clip was filmed at Moskva Hall in Moscow and was recorded and edited by Andrey Kovalev. The song itself is taken from Belphegor‘s latest offering of black and death laced metal Blood Magick Necromance, which was released in January 2011. Commenting on the video, vocalist and guitarist Helmuth said:

What a brutal concert; extreme, obscene and memorable. For the new video I decided to take In Blood – Devour This Sanctity with visual live sequences from the Moscow ritual. Authentic and insane. One of my fave tracks in a live situation. Musick wise inspired by The Hungarian Dances by the classical composer Johannes Brahms ( 1833-1897 ). You also find there all the Belphegor trademarks. Shredding guitars, fast drums and heretical grunts. Enjoy!

The band’s highly anticipated 10th studio album was recorded and mixed at Mana Studios with producer Erik Rutan (Cannibal CorpseGoatwhore, Hate Eternal). The as-of-yet-untitled record is tentatively scheduled for a May 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. This will be band’s first album since Helmuth’s near death experience, which caused the band to cancel several tours in 2011/2012.

Belphergor online:

http://www.facebook.com/belphegor

Cerebral Bore confirm Euro tour with Dying Fetus

Posted in News with tags , , , on 19th June 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore have confirmed a European tour with US death metal giants Dying Fetus.

The ‘Womb to Waste Tour‘ also features Job For A Cowboy and Revocation, and is due to kick off on September 14th in Lindau, Germany, immediately after Cerebral Bore wrap up an Eastern European tour with Viscera Trail and Flayed Disciple.

See Cerebral Bore on the Womb to Waste Tour at the following shows:

Sep. 14 – Lindau, Germany – Club Vaudeville
Sep. 15 – Geneva, Switzerland – L’Usine
Sep. 16 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Sep. 17 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
Sep. 18 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
Sep. 19 – Reading, UK – Sub89
Sep. 20 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Sep. 21 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
Sep. 22 – Dublin, Ireland – The Pint
Sep. 23 – London, UK – The Underworld
Sep. 24 – Paris, France – Divan du Monde
Sep. 25 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
Sep. 26 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
Sep. 27 – Malmö, Sweden – KB
Sep. 28 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
Sep. 29 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
Oct. 01 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
Oct. 03 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Oct. 04 – Berlin, Germany – C-Club
Oct. 05 – Würzburg, Germany – Hell Inside Festival at Posthalle
Oct. 06 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus
Oct. 07 – Prague, Czech Republic – Hoodoo Club
Oct. 08 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Oct. 09 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Oct. 10 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Gala Hala
Oct. 11 – Legnano (Milan), Italy – Land of Live Club
Oct. 12 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
Oct. 13 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Oct. 14 – Aarschot, Belgium – De Klinker

Don’t miss CEREBRAL BORE live on tour at these other shows:

SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR

Jul. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
Jul. 21 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
Jul. 22 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Jul. 23 – Scottsdale, AZ – Venue of Scottsdale
Jul. 25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Jul. 26 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Jul. 27 – Mission, TX – Pharr Events Center
Jul. 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Jul. 30 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
Jul. 31 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 01 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Aug. 02 – Knoxville, TN – The Valarium
Aug. 03 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
Aug. 04 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Aug. 05 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Aug. 07 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 08 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Aug. 09 – Albany, NY – Northern Lights
Aug. 10 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 11 – Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
Aug. 12 – Toronto, ON – Heavy Toronto
Aug. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howlers Coyote Cafe *
Aug. 14 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Aug. 15 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s
Aug. 16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Aug. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Aug. 18 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
Aug. 19 – Sioux Falls, SD – The Vault *
Aug. 20 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 21 – Boise, ID – The Venue *
Aug. 22 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox Sodo
Aug. 23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Aug. 24 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Aug. 25 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove

* CEREBRAL BORE, GOATWHORE and EXHUMED only

EASTERN EUROPEAN OBLITOURATION

Sep. 05 – Szeged, Hungary – Club Noir
Sep. 06 – Bucharest, Romania – Ageless Club
Sep. 07 – Varna, Bulgaria – Bar Grind
Sep. 08 – Istanbul, Turkey – The Mekan Concert Hall
Sep. 09 – Thessaloniki, Greece – 8 Ball Club
Sep. 10 – Belgrade, Serbia – TBC
Sep. 11 – Sarajevo, Bosnia – Cinemas
Sep. 12 – Maribor, Slovenia – Gustaf Hall
Sep. 13 – Prague, Czech Republic – Exit Chmelnice

3 Inches Of Blood & Goatwhore w/Support @ The Moho, Manchester

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , on 25th May 2012 by vmteam

Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood, Angelus Arpartriad & Havok
Moho, Manchester, United Kingdom
9th May 2012

Moho Live in Manchester is a venue which gets mixed results and after finding out that this gig would be here I was apprehensive. They can be very hit and miss with sound and the room itself is awkwardly shaped meaning short people such as myself can often miss out. However, tonight the crowd is a small and friendly affair in which I can navigate myself to a good vantage point easily.

The evening starts with the energetic Havok, looking like they’ve just rolled out of the Bay area of San Francisco circa 1985. And despite the giant gothic entrance music (which is rather jarring after listening to what comes next), they are pure and utter thrash. There are plenty of elements that sound like other trash bands, for example, you can’t help but think of Tom Araya when vocalist David Sanchez screams and there is a good measure of Testement thrown in there. But these are certainly not bad things. Havok are strong and entertaining, just watching the passion from the small audience is proof of that.

What stands out strongly with Spain’s Angelus Arpartriad is the fantastic drumming. Victor Valera’s choice of rhythm and style elevates their standard clean thrash to another level. Once again, the enthusiastic crowd are enjoying every minute of this set and the first circle pits of the evening begin. Angelus Apartriad and highly enjoyable and compliment Havok’s dirtier thrash with their own melodic and well written style.

Now Goatwhore is the band I was looking forward to. “Blood for the Master”, their most recent album was simply excellent and bridged the black and death elements of their music even further. Vocalist Ben Falgoust prowls the stage as if looking for someone to tear to shreds. And the music itself does just that. It is blistering and brutal and everything you could possible want in Blackened Death metal. The set doesn’t let up either, with very few gaps between songs, the sounds crash through even more powerfully. The new songs work well with older tracks and all of the executed tightly and efficiently by a band getting stronger and stronger.

Canada’s 3 Inches of Blood are a fun band, their cocktail of power and thrash is somewhat akin to Manowar and are enjoyable to watch. 3 Inches of Blood are very different from the previous three bands but they pull out a strong set even if the songs occasionally blend into one another. The audience that is left are as energetic as they were for previous bands, if not more so. The warrior imagery and calling to arms of the metal brotherhood are a lot of fun and are played very well this evening. Having admittedly not known much of 3 Inches of Blood tonight I find that I am impressed and am looking forward to seeking out more material from these guys.

The sound tonight has been much better than expected and the bands even more so. The metal community is known for its tight-knit camaraderie and this was definitely seen tonight. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and the bands were all extremely strong and enjoyable. If only all gigs were as enjoyable.

Jade Hunter

***Photography by Jade Hunter & Taylor Seraph***

Interview: Ben Falgoust [9th May 2012]

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , on 25th May 2012 by vmteam

Before their gig at Moho in Manchester, we met up with Ben Falgoust, frontman of Goatwhore for a bit of chat about all things metal.

Jade: How is the tour going so far, are you enjoying it?

Ben: Yeah, the tours going really good so far, a lot of good feedback with all the bands in general. They all offer something different to the tour, a different kind of impact

Jade: It’s good to have diversity

Ben: It’s not too diverse, just within extreme music. Each band offers a different element of that. From 3 Inches of Blood to us to Angelus Apartriad and Havok, everyone has an extreme element from their different kind of genre within the extreme metal scene.

Jade: How are you enjoying Britain? Are the fans treating you well?

Ben: Yeah, so far so good. Two shows in and we still have about five to go and then we head back to mainland Europe and finish off over there. So yeah, everything is going pretty damn good so far.

Jade: How do you find the European crowds? Do they have a different atmosphere to the US? Do you notice any big changes?

Ben: Well yeah, I think that out here the people are more, nothing against America, but they are more dedicated. If they’re into it they have been into it a while, follow close-knit to it and keep it pretty much as close to them as possible.
Whereas in America there are a lot of trends and fads and things go and people come in and out of things. But out here and in Europe if you’re into metal you’ve always been into it and have it set for the rest of your life .Where in other places it’s more of a fad and people are in and out of it

Jade: Where do you like playing the most? Have you found somewhere you like playing more than others?

Ben: As far as that goes every place offers something different, as far as the interaction with the crowd and how we’re perceived as a band and everything, I don’t necessarily have a favourite, I have certain places that I had a really good time playing but that depends on how the crowd comes out and reacts, you can’t really set aside a city as being the greatest city to play or anything because we can easily go back to that same city and it not be as impacting as the last time.

Jade: Different groups of fans

Ben: Yeah, exactly, also it depends on the tour you do. Personally I’m out here to enjoy what I do be there two people of two hundred I’m still going to perform to the same amount as I would, no matter what. You can’t upset even the small amount of people that show up rather than making sure that you always have a huge number of people out each time.

Jade: Growing up, which bands inspired you to start a band?

Ben: There were a lot of different things, it varies in different styles from like Judas Priest to a band like Cro-Mags to Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, I was into a lot of things when I was growing up.
All these little things within these bands have a role in what you want to do, what you want to evolve to do as far as bands go. And just certain aspects about them you want to pull off, like what they’ve done in a live setting or what they’ve done on certain records or what they’ve done as individual artists. It plays such a big role on how it influences you and everything.

Internally we have a lot of members that are into a lot of different things and we don’t like to pigeon-hole ourselves into one bracket, we like to be open because we are so open as far as metal goes. So when people ask us to explain what we are, we are like, we’re a metal band.
Of course people have their genres that people like to put things into and have labels to recognise things and sometime it pigeon-holes you into a spot and you have to work your magic to get out of that spot on a tour that’s a little bit different and get in front of that person that wouldn’t take the chance or the risk with you, you know, and try and work them over. You see these elements of these other bands in the past and those things help influence your music, the way you look at things and the way you do things.

Jade: Besides music, what do you like to do in your free time?

Ben: I don’t really have to much free time, I have a job at home when I’m not touring. I work in a frame shop, we do pictures, mirrors, work for hotels and stuff like that. When I go back home I go back into a regular job and do that and in the evenings we jam, work on new material. And I guess if there is any off time I probably catch up on sleep!

Jade: What is your song writing process when you come to write a new album?

Ben: It’s kind of mixed up sometimes, our drummer is from Phoenix, our bassist is from Pensecola, Florida, our drummer (Zak) will come in and he’ll get together with Sammy and they go over ideas and every now and then James will come over from Pensecola and he sits with those three. I’ll sit in every now and then to give an outsiders input and we’ll work things out like that, going back and fourth. Once things are solid in structure I’ll start putting vocals and vocal ideas on top of that.

But we’ll go to points where we’ve written a full song and you’re just like, this doesn’t quite feel like what we want so we’ll either toss the whole thing out or tear it apart and take elements from it that we really like and then we just move from there. I think a lot of bands do the same thing, I think it’s just the end result is different on how they approach it. We’ve never really started building a song around the lyrics; that would be something unique to do.

Sammy has a bunch of tapes with riffs on and we’d sit through and pick different ones out and start to structure them and everything. And now since we’re in the 21st century he’s been dropping them on to a computer so it’s been a little bit easier. Sometimes we can put together a song one day and it’s just that right thing, sometimes it takes two, three weeks to put a whole song together. Other times you’re just at that wall where you can’t go any further and you either need to step back and start something new or start at a different point.
Sometimes we’ve taken songs where we haven’t started at the beginning but started at the middle and then expanded the end, creating it from that point. Or we’ve found a riff that’s like a good ending riff so now let’s go backwards in a structure. You just fall into different ways.

Jade: How do you choose your set list when you come out on tour? Do you go through the back catalogue and go, ‘I’d like to play this one’?

Ben: Yeah, we kind of throw our ideas around and rehearse through it to see if it feels right. Some songs don’t come across live like other ones do and when you play it you can feel it, you can feel the impact and the energy behind it. So we kind of go in and pick things, we bracket packs of songs, no space in between.

We have three songs packed in a group or two songs and just do that and have minimal breaks to have more of an attacking live show rather than ‘here’s a song and here’s a break and here’s a song etc’. So we go through that process and all come together to agree which songs fit where and the whole set list.
We change the set list pretty often as we tour a lot, we don’t want to go out there and offer the exact same live setting as before. When you tour so much and people see you four times in one year, so it’s like okay, the saw the same set four times instead of having four different sets.

Jade: Do you tailor your sets to specific towns, cities or countries?

Ben: Not really, we maybe will do, like depending on the tour we’re on and the ands we’re with. Our music has variance in what we do so we can vary it to the tour we’re on. If we’re on an extremer tour then we will pull out more of the extremer songs and if we’re on more of a tour like the one we did with Devildriver we will try to get more adaptable songs for that kind of audience. Even though they are a metal band too they have different audience. We can’t change ourselves too much, we just adapt to whatever kind of songs we have so we will try to switch up of songs in accordance to that.

Jade: If you had a song that went well in a certain city, would you be more inclined to play it there again?

Ben: Yeah, pretty much. You know sometimes people leave notes on facebook or in our email requesting songs and we try to work that out, depending on what it is. If we’re half way on a tour and we can’t rehearse something we can’t. But we always take that stuff into consideration. There have been points where we’ve played a show and we did know a song but didn’t play it where people were asking and we had a little time left so we played it.

Jade: Thank you for your time.

***Photography by Jade Hunter & Taylor Seraph***

Cannibal Corpse Unveil New Vid

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 16th March 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

In celebration of the their brand new full-length, Torture, released this week through Metal Blade Records, death metal’s most revered act, Cannibal Corpse, are pleased to unveil the official new video for Encased In Concrete. The video was directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Municipal Waste, Suffocation etc.) and is being hosted by prime horror portal, Bloody Disgusting.

Bassist Alex Webster commented: It was great to work with the folks at MyGoodEye. We feel they’ve created a video that perfectly complements the violent intensity of the music and lyrics for Encased In Concrete.

To check out Encased In Concrete, head over to here.

Goatwhore – Blood For The Master [2012]

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , on 22nd January 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Band: Goatwhore
Album: Blood For The Master
Release date: February 2012
Genre: Blackened Death Metal
Label: Metal Blade Records

I’ll be honest, I’ve never listened to Goatwhore before despite them being a blackened death metal act. All I really know about them is that they’re from New Orleans in the United States and that “Blood For The Master” is their fifth studio release, which is available 14th February through Metal Blade Records.

”Collapse in Eternal Worth” greets you straight away with a frenzy of snarling vocals and barbaric instrumentation. There’s a slight Darkthrone influence ringing through the riffs here and there, keeping the guitars raw sounding but the song’s key feature is the speed. Goatwhore increase the dose of blasphemous heavy riffs in the next track “When Steel And Bone Meet” fusing it with furious melodic (I’m not sure if that’s the right term) guitar work, sounding like pissed off demon playing a solo. The lyrics conjure up some pleasantly violent images, which I think helps add to the enjoyment of the music.

”Parasitic Scriptures of the Sacred Word” smashes into the listener’s fragile ears like a bus crashing head-on into a raging rhino. The flow of the vocals weaves in and out of the music like sewing needle, carefully threading the track together into a brilliant piece. The guitar solo was a big turn-off for me though. “In Deathless Tradition” sounds oddly epic and grand when it first led the assault against my ear drums – That was until the vocals came in and rampaged through the track. The guitar work is sluggish, bordering on the lines of effete – It’s [the song] certainly not something I’d enjoy hearing live. The album bounces back with the more forceful and tenacious “Judgement of the Bleeding Crown”. The guitar work is stauncher than on the previous track algamating well with the rest of the music and the beastly vocals.

An intermix of melodic riffs and acoustic work sounds in “Embodiment of This Bitter Chaos”, which in turn summon up the song’s evolution into a storming creature of cold-blooded heaviness. The song is like getting an injection from the doctor – All over and done with before you know it despite it being almost five minutes long. The screaming of perverse and diabolical guitars call you back for another dose of aggressive, face-melting savagery in the form of “Beyond the Spell of Discontent” but the song soon grows stale like week-old bread.

“Death to the Architects of Heaven” doesn’t add any new buzz to the album, in fact, it adds to the staleness of the previous song. The guitars and drums are tighter than a well-built submarine but the song overall lacks flavour. “An End to Nothing” howls its way next with a very thrashy sound, injecting a sugar rush of excitement and blasphemous fun into the ears. The guitar solo leaves much to be desired but the thrills just keep coming with this track after the solo. “My Name is Frightful among the Believers” might sound like a line from a cheesy good vs evil movie but the song itself is so lacking in cheesiness that even lactose intolerants could enjoy it. The vigorous guitars work wonders with the dynamic drums and vocals which will no doubt leave you on the edge of your seat.

As stated above I’d never listened to Goatwhore before, so I had no clue what was in store for me. Ignoring the few prolix parts, the album [Blood For The Master] is a powerhouse of violent music and beast-like vocals and would definitely be a good treat for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day when its released.

4.4/5