Jun 212018
 

Swedish alt-melodic metalcore pioneers Set Before Us will release their upcoming debut full-length new album “Vitae” on August 31, 2018 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Dino Medanhodzic (Smash into Pieces, Adept, The Unguided) at Radionika Studios. The album art was designed by Liftamountain. See below for the full track listing…

The new album “Vitae” features eleven brand new songs that actually re-write the boundaries of metalcore as a genre. The album covers a wide variety of subject matter as well. From the inspirational ‘Ignite’ being written about the confidence of chasing your dreams, to the painfully-personal ‘Identity’ which tackles the negative impact of being raised by emotionally distant parents, the band refuses to hold back and opens up emotionally and spiritually to deliver a truly amazing album that will leave a lasting impression upon the metal scene worldwide. Continue reading »

Jun 212018
 

Eraserhead is the brainchild of Jimmy P Brown II (Deliverance, Fearful Symmetry, Jupiter VI) together with former Deliverance band mates Jon Knox and Manny Morales. Their debut album will be released Sept. 18th on cd and vinyl via Retroactive Records. Listen to the second single ‘The Swell Lot of Thieves’ in the clip below.

About the album: For years Deliverance icon and creative mastermind has tried to balance speaking to fans of the thrash metal years, and fans of the Deliverance “creative years”. With Jimmy P. Brown II’s Eraserhead Jimmy is making a name change for the Deliverance sound that is full on heavy, metal, progressive, dark, and ultra creative (but not thrash or speed metal!). Featuring Manny Morales on bass, and Jon Knox (Adam Again, White Heart, Great White) on drums – this is the same trio responsible for the epic Deliverance releases titled “Learn” and “River Disturbance” which both feature Jimmy Brown as a master axeman on rhythm and lead guitars. As accomplished as Jimmy P. Brown II has been with mind-rattling epic metal releases like “Stay of Execution,” “Learn,” & “River….” With Eraserhead the bar has been set infinitely higher. Continue reading »

Monotheist – “Scourge”

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Jun 192018
 

Monotheist return with some new members and bring an onslaught of technical, progressive death metal filled with incredible guitar work, pounding rhythms and drums, and elements of jazz and classical music that has long been a part of their sound.

Florida has produced a number of death metal bands over the years, from Obituary to Six Feet Under to Morbid Angel among others, so Monotheist coming from Orlando isn’t too far out of the ordinary.  Formed in 2004, Michael “Prophet” Moore gathered a set of musicians to drive his progressive death metal vision and formed a band that released Unforsaken in 2007 (remastered/re-released in 2012), a record that looked to combine many of their influences from Extol to Death, to Suffocation and Opeth.  The follow up album didn’t come out until 2013 and was an ep, Garden of Perdition, that featured shorter songs and vocals from JJ “Shiv” Polachek (ex-7 Horns 7 Eyes) with Cooper bates joining on drums.  Now 5 yrs later the band is releasing their second full length, Scourge.  Joining the band for this album are Jose Figueroa on bass and Tyler McDaniel (ex-Gigan) on guitar and vocals.  The album was mixed and mastered by Aaron Smith at Envisage Audio and features guest appearances by Christian Alvestam (Scar Symmetry, Miseration) and Bobby Koelble (ex-Death). Continue reading »

Jun 182018
 

The classic lineup of California metallers As I Lay DyingTim Lambesis on lead vocals, Jordan Mancino on drums, Phil Sgrosso on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Nick Hipa on lead guitar and backing vocals, and Josh Gilbert on bass and clean vocals — played its first comeback show last Saturday (June 16) at Soma Sidestage in San Diego, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.

Earlier in the month, As I Lay Dying released a new song called ‘My Own Grave’ (video) which marked the first fresh music from the band since it released its sixth album, “Awakened”, back in September 2012.

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Jun 182018
 

One of the biggest names in South America Christian metal scene, the Brazilian Heavy Metal band Dynasty releases again, through streaming services, their entire discography. From the first demo tape (released in 1997) till the last studio album, called “Step By Step” (released in 2017).

The band desires that everyone can feel the same the first fans had felt when they listened to the early works, so no remix neither remasters were done. Original sound, original feeling, original power! Continue reading »