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Soulfly release first video update for upcoming studio album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 9th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Soulfly have posted their first video update for their upcoming untitled ninth studio album. The album was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, Soudngarden) and is the first album to feature Max Cavalera’s 21 year old son, Zyon, on drums. The video update can be viewed below.

As if there was a more metal way to come into the world, Zyon’s heartbeat in utero served as the intro to Sepultura’s 1993 classic RIAA-gold-certified record Chaos A.D. Max would depart Sepultura soon after the release of Roots in 1996. Ever since the band’s gold-certified debut in 1998, Soulfly have become deadlier and more dangerous with each critically acclaimed successive release, and their upcoming album will be no exception. Expect a release tentatively in the Fall of this year via Nuclear Blast.

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Sworn To Oath – Stand Alone [Single]

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , , on 7th April 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Band: Sworn To Oath
Single: Stand Alone
Release date: April 2012
Genre: Metal
Label: Unsigned

Sworn To Oath have fast become one of the most talked about bands in the British metal scene. They’ve been compared to acts such as Audioslave and Pantera. Their new single Stand Alone is due to be released later this month.

The song begins with one of the members screaming, in an almost post-hardcore manner, “I Stand Alone” before a furious onslaught of riffs and tight drumming blasts through the speakers like a bomb hitting the ground. The mix of clean yet somewhat rough melodic vocals and screams really gives the song that keep on fighting spirit that accompanies the music well. The riffs still carry the strong sound that the trio have worked hard to establish whilst differing somewhat from the Leave You For Dead EP at the same time. There’s a slight Pantera sound in the solo while the riffs have a more in-your-face Machine Head feel. The drums are virtually flawless, keeping in check with the rest of the song and adding that much needed bit of violence to charge along side the furious, behemoth guitar and bass work.

For a song that’s only two and a half minutes long, Stand Alone kicks some major ass. Once again, Sworn To Oath have impressed me. I’m hoping that their next release tears up the place as much as this single does.

Nico Davidson

Avarice – No Mercy Will Be Shown

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 14th January 2012 by Demolithia

Band: Avarice
Album: No Mercy Will be Shown
Release year: 2011
Genre: Metal

Avarice is a recently formed band hailing in the wintercold metaltown Östersund, Sweden. The young terrorizers, which not yet seems to be quite housebroken are between 17 and 19 years of age.Despite the somehow lack of experience, the guys showing of a will of steel, delivering a massive explosion on the three track demo “No Mercy Will Be Shown”, which was recorded int Metalfabriken at Empire Studios, Frösön, Sweden.

Thus some strains of the band´s influences such as Pantera, Lamb of God, Machine Head, Slayer, etc shines through it is still their own merciless sound that dominates through it all.. The demo contains not quite pure fucking thrash or extreme hardcore/deathcore..It is more like psychometal or so to speak. Nevertheless it is extremely qualitive variety metalsamples that is to be heard on this hardknocking fierceful demo!

And as the bands name, Avarice indicates, the guys are hungry to deliver extreme metal, eventhough it somehow leaves something more to wish for, listening to the demo. And I bet that in a couple of years, when they got more experience, this promising band deliver more punch in the face metal to die for..