Aug 132022
 

Coinciding with the August 12th release date of their ninth studio album “Deathrattle Sing For Me“, veteran metalcore outfit Norma Jean have rolled out a music video for another single from it, ‘A Killing Word’. Kevin Johnson directed that visual accompaniment, which you can take in below.

The group will soon be out touring on that record across the months to come, having lined up the below various shows and tours to promote it.

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Aug 122022
 

Extreme Metal band Scarleth Oath recently reported the following:

It’s official, all the songs for the new album are mixed and we’re ready to go! Details later as to what the release date will be. Derek Corzine @ Corzine Studio did an excellent job! We gladly recommend him to anyone.

Scarlet Oath combines elements of Gothic, Black, Death and Doom Metal, all textured with an avantgarde flare.

“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” – Isaiah 1:18

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Aug 122022
 

“BROTALITY is band formed by 2 brothers based on faith, love & heavy music! We embrace the brutality of being counter-culture in today’s society.”

Ok so it’s always hard to critique a band that is on the same label as your own band, such as in this case and to be honest I don’t always enjoy it, but I am an impartial reviewer so regardless if you a friend or not or a fellow label mate or band I will always speak as it is, if you like it or don’t like it, it’s not my problem, but yours alone. I will still greet you down the depths of a dark alley.

So it was not so long ago that I was greeted with their first full length album, “Worldwide Desolation” in 2021 on Rottweiler Records. Certainly in my opinion one of the more important signings that Rottweiler Records has made and which was an impressive introduction to Brotality not only as a first full length album, but as a young band, both in its members and the band itself. Their progressively thrash leanings certainly outlaid a group with much talent and a bright future if they play their cards right. That onus also in part falls on the label which has in the meantime changed hands, and plays an important piece of the puzzle with the cards out laid before them, so let’s hope Rottweiler Records does not drop the ball with this band which could be one of the more important Christian metal bands going forward. To bring it all into context these young lads have opened for bands like Deep Purple and Judas Priest.

The Woods Will End You” really starts in my opinion with “Nose Dive”, it hits hard from start to finish and highlights the quality song writing skill of the band and their ability to smoothly transcend through the different movements and moods of their songs. An important quality for me is the retention of energy through a song with a band like Brotality, and this again is something they generally do well, and have matured into from their last album. These New York boys carry that New York aggression that is often harboured in the famous New York Hardcore scene into their brand of progressive influenced thrash metal. For me “Nose Dive” could pass the critics on a hardcore stage. Bryce’s hair by the way is metal in its own right and deserves some sort of metal hair award if there was such a thing.

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Aug 122022
 

‘Soldier On!’, a brand new song from Megadeth, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s sixteenth studio album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!”, which will arrive on September 2 via UMe.

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine says about ‘Soldier On!’: “Coming to the realization that you need to walk away from a relationship that’s very toxic, and how hard it can be to start down that road. But you know you need to, and just taking that first step is the hardest part. Whatever your leaving does to them, you have to block that part out, stay the course and do what’s right for you. It will be hard in the beginning, but you have got to live for yourself to be worth a damn to anyone else. You’ve got to soldier on.”

Featuring twelve new tracks, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!” will be made available on CD, vinyl, and cassette, as well as digitally through all online partners. There will also be a limited deluxe edition 2LP, 12-track album pressed on 180g black vinyl housed in a numbered gatefold jacket with a 12×24 lyrics/credits insert, a lenticular vinyl lithograph and a bonus seven-inch featuring “We’ll Be Back” and the unreleased B-side “The Conjuring (Live)”. The limited deluxe edition can only be purchased via Megadeth‘s official online store, through Sound Of Vinyl and uDiscover.

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Aug 122022
 

There’s a brand new single from  metalcore band Fit For A King up for your perusal. That track is titled ‘End (The Other Side)’ and a music video for it is now available below. The song is taken from their newly announced album “The Hell We Create“, due out October 28th on Solid State Records.

Addressing this latest track, the band’s vocalist Ryan Kirby offered:

“‘End (The Other Side)‘ is one of the most personal songs I have ever written, lyrically. This song is about my wife’s near-death experience, after having a stroke, and how the experience not only showed me how unprepared I was to lose her, but also how unprepared I am to face death. I am fortunate to have not dealt with much death in my life, but I learned, in the end, that death comes for us all.”

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