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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, the North Sea Poet

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).

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Tombs begin work on next album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 12th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Brooklyn band Tombs announced that today is the day they enter the studio to begin the recording process of their new album, which will the follow up to their 2011 release Path To Totality. The three piece unit will be working with famed produced Erik Rutan (Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal) over the next two weeks at his Mana Recording Studio in St Petersburg, Florida. Tombs vocalist and guitarist Mike Hill comments:

The new material is darker and more extreme than the last record. The addition of bassist Ben Brand and guitarist Garett Bussanick have really stepped up the playing and musicianship to a new level.

Tombs have released two full-lengths and one singles/rarities collection via Relapse Records, all of which are available for streaming via Bandcamp here.

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Lancastrian metal band Shades of Avalon part ways with drummer

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 21st October 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

As announced via their Facebook page earlier today (21 October 2013), northern barbarian metallers Shades of Avalon have parted ways with drummer Dan Barham. The reasons stated were “irredeemable personal differences” but the band went on to state that they wish him the best of luck in the future.

SoA also mentioned that they are now looking for a new drummer to fill the recently vacated drum throne. Any interested applicants are to message the band’s Facebook page which can be found in the links below. No word has been said about their upcoming shows.

Shades of Avalon online:


Ephel Duath releases new EP in North America

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 14th August 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Today, On Death and Cosmos – the new EP from progressive avant-garde metal band Ephel Duath – will be released for the North American territory.  As quoted by Decibel Magazine, the EP is “one of the most impenetrable chunk of music offered by any band this year (…) there’s metal being shaped here in a way no one has before.” Continuing to be one of the most unclassifiable acts in regard to metal genre, the band is deeply proud of seeing the EP being finally released in the US, after the initial European release date in June. Mastermind and guitarist Davide Tiso commented: “It was impressive to see the amount of European press we got with just three songs. Now that we are seeing the same thing happening in the US, it feels like we have the chance to celebrate this fortunate EP twice!

Ephel Duath had the pleasure of working with producer and studio owner Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal/ex-Morbid Angel) behind the mixing board of On Death and Cosmos. As a result of this cooperation, Erik Rutan has prepared a video in which he discusses his own view on the new EP and talks about working with the band.

The EP will be released on the US market by Agonia Records via Sony RED distribution as: digital download, digipack CD and (for the first time in Ephel Duath‘s career) vinyl, strictly limited to 300 copies along with a digital download card.

Walking Dead Suicide – The Rise Of Resistance

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

Walking Dead Suicide
The Rise Of Resistance
Due For Release: July 2012
Prog Death Metal

Walking Dead Suicide are a progressive death metal band from Helsinki.  Featuring members of Difuse Content Band and Fitcone, they aspire to create epic tracks described as ‘atmospheric, dark death metal without limits’ in their own words.  The measured pace and down tempo drums betray an affinity for sludgy old school DM, while the extended song lengths and meandering song structures give them their ‘prog’ credentials.

The first thing that struck me is just how similar their vocalist is to Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal.  If someone played me a track from The Rise Of Resistance I’d swear it was an early demo of his.  Musically the ambition is plain, but the epic, labyrinthine music Walking Dead Suicide so eagerly want  to create is beyond their range so early in their career.  Whether it’s through inexperience or a hurry to get an album done, the end result feels a little hollow.  Some experimental sections seem to be put in at random, purely for the sake of extending and (or) disrupting the song.  The solo’s also appear improvised somewhat and once again, through overreaching or bravado, they don’t compliment the music that backs them.

You can never fault musicians wanting to push their own abilities and attempting to create complex music, but I feel that a little more thought and time in the studio would have reflected Walking Dead Suicide‘s vision more accurately.  Unfortunately in its current state, The Rise Of Resistance is the sound of a bands reach exceeding their grasp.


Tobias Gray.

Cerebral Bore premier new track

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 17th February 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

A brand new track from Scottish death metallers CEREBRAL BORE, titled “Horrendous Acts of Iniquity”, is premiering now exclusively at Infidel Amsterdam YouTube channel.
The band recorded the new song at Foel Studio in Wales with producer CHRIS FIELDING, who also produced the band’s debut album, MANIACAL MISCREATION.  The track will be released as a digital single on iTunes on Monday, February 20th.

Listen to “Horrendous Acts of Iniquity” here:

CEREBRAL BORE guitarist PAUL MCGUIRE comments:
“We are all really excited about getting some new material out and starting a new chapter for Cerebral Bore.  The song is a taste of what will be on offer on the next album, and it will hopefully get people perked up nicely for its release later this year, so be sure to listen to it a thousand times and sing along when it comes to show time!”
CEREBRAL BORE are due to kick off a North American tour on Sunday with GOATWHORE and HATE ETERNAL.  See them live at the following shows:


Feb. 19 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Feb. 20 – El Paso, TX – House Of Rock
Feb. 21 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
Feb. 22 – Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Feb. 23 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium
Feb. 24 – Portland, OR – Branx
Feb. 25 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Feb. 26 – Boise, ID – The Venue
Feb. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
Feb. 28 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
Feb. 29 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
Mar. 01 – St Paul, MN – Station 4
Mar. 02 – Des Moines, IA – House Of Bricks
Mar. 03 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club*
Mar. 05 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck**
Mar. 06 – Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s**
Mar. 07 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques**
Mar. 08 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz**
Mar. 09 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus**


Mar. 13 – London, UK – The Underworld
Mar. 14 – Derby, UK – The Old Bell
Mar. 15 – Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy
Mar. 16 – Dublin, Ireland – The Pint
Mar. 17 – Plymouth, UK – The White Rabbit