Jul 222017
 

Clovis based Christian Thrash Metal band Crushing The Deceiver has released a second single from their upcoming album, which will be released this fall through Roxx Records. Check out the lyric video for ‘Crushing The Deceiver’ below.

Crushing The Deceiver formed in late 2016. The band is primarily a duo, consisting of Grant and Johnny, but as they grow and start to play shows they will be adding some excellent players to bring you an exciting live show. Both of them have played music for many years in various styles and line ups but one thing has been prominent, they both LOVE metal!

Grant has been playing since 1991, he was only 7 years old when he started dabbling in music. He and his older brother formed the brutal Death Metal band, Artery Eruption in 1996. He later played in various bands including the Death Metal band Devouring Humanity, Pop-Punk band Genetically Altered, Tech-Death band Strangulated, and Tech-Death band Epileptic Mastication. Through it all his favorite genre of music has always been Thrash, but he has never had the chance to be in a full on Thrash band. Continue reading »

Jul 222017
 

After setting high expectations with their debut ep The Hand of Death, Adorned Graves is back with their full length combining thrash, doom, and goth into one intense package.

Hailing from Kaiserslautern, Germany, Adorned Graves advertise their sound as one of Old School Thrash with a touch of Doom Metal and their debut ep certainly lived up to that billing.  Two years have passed since that ep and now Adorned Graves have released their debut full length, Out From the Depth of the Grave, a near concept album telling the tale of Jonah from the Old Testament.  The album itself was recorded, produced, and mixed by guitarist Andreas Wormser at MUSICWORMSER K-Town in April of 2017.

Back in 2015, I had received Adorned Graves ep, The Hand of Death to review and the first track, “Adorned Graves” simply blew me away with its mix of old school Slayer and Black Sabbath with a touch of Halford.  At the time it was some of the best metal I had heard for a while and it ended up on my “Best of” list for the year, so needless to say, I went into this review with very high expectations.  A simple look at the song list can often tell a lot and in this case, you get eleven songs and nearly one hour of music and when you consider that a couple tracks are short interludes, it becomes apparent that there are some long songs here.  Without having a chance to learn this, I thought the opening track was going to be a short intro song as “Out of the Deep” has a strong goth feel to it.  Combine some dark acoustic guitar and throughout the song Cailen Wormser’s and guest vocalist’s Manuel’s smooth, deep vocals with some atmospheric keyboards and you have a great goth track.  Later in the track, the full band comes in and things get louder but the pacing and choral-like vocals remain to carry the song to the end, nearly seven minutes later. Continue reading »

Jul 222017
 

Yesterday the terrible sad news came in, that Linkin Park’s frontman Chester Bennington had committed suicide.

Pastor Bob Beeman reported the following “As I record this, the world has just learned of Chester Bennington‘s death. I would like to try to put this all in perspective.”

Check out the video below. Continue reading »

Jul 212017
 

Norwegian death metallers Fleshkiller will release its debut album “Awaken” in September via Indie Recordings & Facedown Records (US & CAN).

The first single ‘Parallel Kingdom’ was released on June 30. The lyric video can be watched below.

Founded by Ole Børud, Fleshkiller saw the light of day as a result of Extol’s return to hiatus after their last album in 2013. The upcoming debut album entitled “Awaken” was recorded and mixed between late 2015 and early 2017 at multiple locations around the world. Also written by Ole Børud, the style of music mixes old school death metal aesthetics with rich harmonic prog fusion elements. Compared to his previous efforts in the genre these new compositions spark a new level of intensity! Continue reading »

Jul 212017
 

Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni (solo, BADASS, Vivaldi Metal Project) unveils the artwork of his upcoming prog/ambient solo album Duality which will be released on September 20th 2017. The album features a guest appearances of Mattias IA Eklundh, Jonah Weingarten, Mistheria, Frank Caruso & Ryo Okumoto.

The artwork (below) has been designed by well known visual artist Reuben Bhattacharya of Visual Amnesia who has worked with several famous artists.

Reuben says: “I wanted to bring forth, a modernized approach to the stylings of classic prog rock album art on this release. The painting and the characters depict the theme of the album, which is the synergy and coexistence between Technology and Nature, Machine and Man, Good and Evil, Light and Dark, Dissonance and Harmony and the opposing forces that define human existence on planet Earth!” Continue reading »