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Green Death – Manufacturing Evil

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , on 22nd April 2016 by izaforestspirit

Green Death
Manufacturing Evil
Released 15th July 2016
Thrash Metal
Released via EMP Label Group

 

Manufacturing Evil’ is the second album from the American thrash metal band Green Death. It is a follow up to two EPs and their 2013 debut release ‘The Deathening’. This album features David Vicent (ex- Morbid Angel) as a guest vocalist on one of the tracks.

We’re off to a good start with the melodic intro, easing you in to the title track which is a full on barrage of thrashing guitars and vocals that remind me of Testament and Iced Earth. Gates of Hell is an interesting blend of thrash and death metal which gives the song an aggressive feel. Luckily for these guys I just happen to like both of those genres, so this combination works very well for me.

Soulless came as a bit of surprise being the only slow song on here with melodic guitar and radio-friendly clear vocals entering the frame. Not that it’s a bad thing, after all several of the legendary thrash metal bands have a few ballads. Devil’s Night marks a return to the same vocal style but the guitar work is much more refined and complex. There’s also elements of groove metal in the guitars akin to the likes of Pantera.

Overall, this album is predominantly in the thrash metal category but it also offers a good mix of other metal styles . Luckily the mix is just right so the songs don’t sound like a horrible cacophony of experimental noise. Fans of traditional thrash may have some issues with the death metal elements on some of the tracks. Personally I think that they have a very unique style and a bright future ahead of them.

4/5
Iza Raittila

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Additional details revealed for Eyehategod’s upcoming album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 1st April 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

More details have been made available on Eyehategod’s upcoming self-titled release. The European version, which sees itself release through Century Media, will come in a CD digipack while the LP will be a single slab of vinyl in a gatefold jacket. The first pressing will be limited to 2,000 copies and made available in the following colours:

• Black (1,500 copies)

• Gold (500 copies, available exclusively at www.cmdistro.com – Europe only!)

The album will contain 11 tracks, the official tracklisting is as follows:

1. Agitation! Propaganda!
2. Trying to Crack the Hard Dollar
3. Parish Motel Sickness
4. Quitter’s Offensive
5. Nobody Told Me
6. Worthless Rescue
7. Framed to the Wall
8. Robitussin and Rejection
9. Flags and Cities Bound
10. Medicine Noose
11. The Age of Bootcamp

The CMDistro preorder will start 28th April 2014 and also includes exclusive t-shirt bundles. The band has also announced a string of US shows next month, marking their return trip to Japan (with Venom and Morbid Angel) and 3 Floyd Beer’s annual Dark Lord Day festival as well as various US West Coast shows and the previously announced Baltimore, MD show with High on Fire and COC. A European tour is planned for Fall 2014.

Eyehategod’s first album in over a decade assembled and financed entirely by the band and will be released on 26th May by their partners Century Media Records in Europe and 27th May by Housecore Records in North America.

Eyehategod online:

http://eyehategod.ee
http://facebook.com/OfficialEyeHateGod
http://youtube.com/user/EyeHateGodTV
http://twitter.com/EyehategodNola

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Tombs begin work on next album

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

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.

Tombs online:

http://tombscult.com
http://facebook.com/TombsBklyn
httP;//tombsbklyn.bandcamp.com

 

Rivers Of Nihil stream Rain Eater from new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 20th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Rivers Of Nihil have released their first single from their forthcoming album The Conscious Seed of Light, which is due foe release via Metal Blade on 14th October in the UK. Rain Eater is now now available for streaming at this location.

The was recorded in March, earlier this year at Mana Recording Studio in Florida with famed metal producer and musician Erik Rutan. Guitarist Brody Uttley commented:

Working with Erik was a true privilege. Coming from the DIY circuit and immediately recording with one of greatest death metal producers of all time pushed us all more than we ever could have expected, both as musicians and as people. We have grown tremendously as a band in all aspects because of our experience with Erik.

As mentioned above, the debut single from the album, Rain Eater, is now streaming at this location. The artwork for the album was handled by Dan Seagrave, whose illustrious portifolio includes artwork for Morbid AngelEmtombedSuffocation and Decrepit BirthRivers Of Nihil ended up sendign a brief treatment of the album to a number of artists that they admire and though the artists seemed interested, it was Dan Seagrave who seemed to understand and appreciate it to a degree. Speaking of Seagrave, guitarist Brody said:

He really tore into it! What we see on the cover is a landscape of a world that doesn’t need mankind, we are relics here, and the sun is the only true master.

The Conscious Seed of Light tracklisting:

1. Terrestria I: Thaw
2. Rain Eater
3. Birth of the Omnisavior
4. Soil & Seed
5. Central Antheneum
6. Mechanical Trees
7. Place of Serpents
8. Human Adaptation
9. A Fertile Altar
10. Airless

Rivers Of Nihil online:

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
http://twitter.com/riversofnihil
http://www.riversofnihilpa.bandcamp.com
http://soundcloud.com/rivers-of-nihil

 

Diamond Plate’s Pulse out now; Streaming on Terrorizer

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 19th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Chicago metal unit Diamond Plate have recently released their new album Pulse and is out now on all formats in Europe. Pulse was recorded with producer Neil Kernon (Judas PriestNevermore3 Inches Of Blood) in the band’s home town at Studio Chicago. The artwork was created by Gustavo Sazes (Morbid AngelArch EnemySepultura).

An exclusive bonus track, which is a cover of Power Thrashing Death originally performed by New Jersey thrash band Whiplash, is available on the iTunes format of Pulse. The iTunes version of Pulse is available at this location.

In celebration of the release of Pulse, UK magazine Terrorizer are streaming the full album at this location.

Diamond Plate online:

http://www.diamondplateband.com
http://www.facebook.com/diamondplate1
http://twitter.com/diamondplate

 

Interview with Tommy Dahlström [Aeon]

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , on 13th November 2012 by hammersmashedlauren

After releasing their debut album Bleeding the False back in 2005, Swedish death metal band Aeon have taken off in the metal scene and are favored by bands such as Cannibal Corpse. Being one of my personal favorite metal bands ever, I was ecstatic to have the privilege of interviewing front man Tommy Dahlström about the band’s new album Aeons Black, a possible U.S. and Canadian tour, and the perks of being on tour.

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Lauren: Who do you consider to be big influences on your music?

Tommy: We grew up listening to Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel and a few more bands. They were a big influence back then and still are.

L: Is there any major differences music wise between your newest album, Aeon’s Black, in comparison to your previous albums?

T: No I don’t think so. We still deliver death metal the Aeon way; aggressive but with groove.

L: Aeon seems to always play in Europe. Any plans for a U.S. or Canada tour in the future?

T: We have been offered many U.S tours over the years but had to turn them down because of financial problems. But we are working on it and I hope we can do Canadian and a U.S tour with this album in our back.

L: How did you come up with the video concept for Forgiveness Denied and do you plan on doing another video for your new album?

T: We made the video from the lyrics of the song. As simple as that. Yes, we are talking about making a video but it’s way too early to say anything about that here.

L: Where did the band’s hate for Christianity come from?

T: From my heart and soul. It’s not only the Christians, it’s all gods followers.

L: What do you enjoy most about touring, and what do you dislike the most about them?

T: The girls, hahaha. I enjoy touring, that’s what I want to do. It’s awesome to meet people that like death metal as much as I do. To stand on stage and play the music that I love and have sacrificed most of my life to is a dream come true. If the tour goes as planned then I don’t have any dislikes.

L: Your house is on fire and you only have time to grab 3 things: what would you grab?

T: Only need my rifle so I can shoot the asshole that did set my house on fire.

L: What’s your favorite Swedish food dish?

T: Blodpudding.

L: Anything you would like to say to your fans?

T: I hope to see you at our shows. Stay metal.

Aeon’s new album, Aeon’s Black, will be released on 20th November, 2012, make sure to get yourself a copy!

 

Acheron ink deal with Listenable Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 12th October 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Listenable Records are delighted to announce the signing of long revered genuinely evil death metal legendary act Acheron!

The infamous underground legends have been a cult band for over two decades and have released a number of recordings throughout their existence. Band founder and frontman Vincent Crowley commented on the band’s signing by saying : “Archeron has been a thriving entity for many years now. We never got a proper push from any of our past labels to get to the next level. The band has received a lot of interest within the last year. When Listenable Records talked with me about signing Archeron, I was indeed interested. The reason being is that he was a fan of Archeron a long time ago. He believes in our music and wants to finally give Archeron the push we deserve. We are not just a band, we’re a fucking diabolic War Machine!

The new album Kult Des Hasses is scheduled for a Spring 2013 release.

 

For over two decades Archeron has been unleashing their blend of blackened deathened thrash-doom metal to the metal community. When bands like Morbid Angel and Deicide were getting pushed by their big record labels, Archeron was in the shadows on smaller labels relying almost solely on the underground support of their fans. As time passed on this would take the band to a somewhat legendary cult status. In plain words, if you didn’t know who Archeron was or at least heard of them you were not truly underground! Band founder Vincent Crowley (Formerly: The Reverend) formed the band in 1988, after he left the Tampa, Florida-based group Nocturnus.

Crowley lived in a variety of places and worked with a number of different musicians to release 5 full-length albums, 2 mini-albums as well as a lot of other various material. The band became somewhat infamous with their link to real Satanic groups and their outrageous anti-religious antics. Unfortunately, many people let their blasphemous image over-shadow their music and many critics loved to bash the band just because of their beliefs. But Archeron prevailed and still moved on with the support of their loyal fans.

Archeron presently working to release their next planned album Kult Des Hasses. There is still a lot of wind left in the band’s sails and Hell will indeed be released again! The underground is much more than just another scene, it is a fierce group of warriors fighting to keep the metal flag held high!

“We are Legion, we are few, but we are many! Support Archeron, for they will never turn their backs on you!”