Feb 142018
 

Melodic Death Metal band Cruentis is preparing their new album, “Alpha & Omega”  which is scheduled to be released very soon through Nosral Recordings. Check out a short audio teaser below:

Last year the band stated: “Expect some heavy stuff early 2018” … “Expect more 10+ minute songs in your future…”

Cruentis is originating in British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. While there is the common ground of pummeling rhythm, haunting choirs and soaring leads, their unique sound is never the same song to song, drawing inspiration from bands across the metal spectrum, such as Dimmu Borgir, Kalmah, Amon Amarth, Opeth and many more. Continue reading »

Feb 122018
 

Shadow Puncher make their extreme metal debut for Nosral Recordings with an album that seamlessly incorporates a host of different styles and elements in a brutal sound.

Shadow Puncher was formed by Max Kevin Ølstøren as a solo project in 2016. Influenced by a host of bands Metallica, Pantera and Sepultura and more extreme ones like Abated Mass of Flesh, Max began recording his own music. In 2017, the Shadow Puncher released two albums, The Path of Challenges ep and the debut album, The Throne of Justice and Love, which was quickly followed up by another ep, No Despair.  In October 2017, Shadow Puncher was signed to the new extreme metal label Nosral Recordings and work began on the debut album for the label.

From the very beginning the album has a dark and ominous tone.  The intro track has what initially sounds like a dungeon door being opened and as a person is walking, a bit of the Lord’s Prayer, followed by what sounds like a church organ and some other noise, that moves right into “Shekinah” complete with some pig squeal vocals and pounding rhythm.  The grindcore-like beginning then shifts to a bit of a black metal droning riff that has other guitars layered over the top making for an interesting mix.   The verses shift back to a slow grindcore like riff and vocals with guitars carrying the song.  A rapid double bass line is in the background but a bit lost in the mix dominated by guitars and vocals. Continue reading »

Feb 092018
 

Old school thrash death metal band Outrage A.D. have teamed up with The Metal Resource to bring you the exclusive premiere of the new lyric video for ‘New Blood.’ The song appears on their upcoming debut album “New Blood” which will be released on Feb. 23 via Nosral Recordings. The video can be watched below.

The Canadian death metal act Outrage AD. began in 1992 as Outrage. Under the name of Outrage, the band, consisting of Vocalist/Guitarist Mart Marion, Drummer Nick Richer and Bassist Art Robillard, the band released a demo titled “Hail God,” closely followed by “Waiting for the Son.” In 1995, the band disbanded, going their separate ways. In 2013, Outrage was resurrected under the new name of Outrage A.D., featuring Richer and Marion and their friend Nicolas Miquelon on bass. Two years of hard work came out through their debut album, “New Blood.” “New Blood” will finally achieve a proper release on Nosral Recordings. Continue reading »

Outrage A.D. – “New Blood”

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Feb 072018
 

Those in the know peg death metal’s beginnings to somewhere in the 1980’s, with Death’s “Scream Bloody Gore” held up as the archetypal early death metal record. An offshoot of thrash metal, early death metal shifted its focus from politics to horror – and inspired by the likes of extreme metal bands like Venom, seemed to revere Old Nick; lyrically, and in the album art.* *Disclaimer: I know precious little about early death metal, so a big shout out goes to Banger TV (Canada).

Outrage A.D., founded in 1992 by Mart Marion (vox/guitar), Nick Richer (drums) and Art Robillard (bass), had its roots in thrash metal. They released two EP’s on cassette, 1992’s “Hail God”, followed by “Waiting for the Son” a year later. For their debut full-length release (on Nosral Recordings) Mart, Nick and new bassist, Nicolas Miquelon revisited a few early favourites and also wrote new material for “New Blood”, out on 23 February 2018. Phew! Try saying all that in one breath! But I digress.

With “New Blood”, my lesson was “Don’t judge an album by the first song”. Were I to have only listened to the opening track, “God”, I may not have picked it up – and I’ll have missed out. This band’s songcraft truly evolves with every track. That said, there are things I like about the album opener: the guitar that winds up like a great rock ‘n roll propeller; and the riffing that follows on. Mart handles both the normal pitch and the growl competently, but admittedly I’ve gotten used to the contemporary death metal grunt that registers even lower on the vocal scale. Continue reading »

Jan 262018
 

One-man metal band Shadow Puncher have teamed up with The Metal Resource to bring you the exclusive premiere of the new lyric video for ‘Shekinah.’ This song is from the forthcoming self titled Shadow Puncher album which will be released on Feb. 23 via Nosral Recordings. The video can be watched below.

Shadow Puncher is formed by Max Kevin Ølstøren, the brainchild of the project. Influenced by Metallica, Pantera and Sepultura, Max began recording his own music. In July of 2017, the project released two albums, an EP titled “The Path of Challenges” and his debut album, “The Throne of Justice and Love.” Continue reading »