Meshuggah will release their eighth studio album, Koloss, on March 23rd in Europe, and on March 27th in North America, through Nuclear Blast Records. Koloss consists of 10 brand new tracks, mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (Swedish record producer), deluxe edition with 1 hour bonus DVD, footage of ‘Konstrukting the Koloss the making of the Koloss’ and a gig filmed in India. This is insane!
Death metal bigot from Arizona, Job For A Cowboy will unchain their new album, “Demonocracy” on April 10 via Metal Blade Records. The cd was produced by Jason Seucof who also worked with (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Trivium) in the past. He also recorded the band’s blistering “Ruination” full-length, at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida, and features another strikingly detailed concept cover by artist Brent Elliott White.
NEW SONG “Nourishment Through Bloodshed”
First time we hear of Guitarist Tony Sannicandro who believes he made a very natural addition into the band’s ranks, and he’s proud to bring his intricate style to JOB FOR A COWBOY‘s instantly recognizable sound. “I think I bring more of an old-school guitar approach to the band,” he says. “Obviously, before the band got me, there wasn’t a lot of lead work. The new album has a solo on every song. I think I’ve done the best work of my life on there.”
“Demonocracy” track listing:
01. Children of Deceit
02. Nourishment Through Bloodshed
03. Imperium Wolves
04. Tongueless and Bound
05. Black Discharge
06. The Manipulation Stream
07. The Deity Misconception
09. Tarnished Gluttony
Heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold from Huntington Beach, California is finally hitting the Philippine shores.
Since the release of the band’s sophomore album “Waking The Fallen” and their major label debut “City of Evil” they have gained the most loyal followers, sold out arenas and have sold more than four million album copies worldwide.
M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, and Johnny Christ will be performing their worldwide hits at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on April 26, 2012! Watch these guys perform new songs like “Nightmare” and “Buried Alive” and classic A7X favorites like “Chapter Four”, “Bat Country” and “Unholy Confessions”.
Words: Aaron James
Periphery have released a new track titled Passenger via Roadrunner’s Soundcloud. Fortunately you can listen to it here and for my only advice you gotta play the song at least 5 times. This song requires several hits to get your metal varicose veins to linger. Spencer Sotelo’s vocal is something that death metal listeners alike would not appreciate, people find it not heavy enough for Periphery but then it is a good song! For the record I kinda like the vocal but he’s fired. See you guys in Manila!
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Bleeding Through is a six-piece metalcore band from Orange County, California well known for the mixture of Hardcore and Black Metal in their definitive sound.
The band just recently released their 7th full length album entitled “The Great Fire” via Rise Records. The band took a more aggressive and brutal direction in this album. The opening track “The March” features some amazing chugging riffs and the band’s signature orchestral sound (courtesy of the keyboard player Marta Peterson) which slowly draws you in for the sonically charged “Faith in Fire” which is a fast heavy song with a mix of the ever popular breakdowns, this formula can also be heard throughout the album with songs like “Everything You Love Is Gone”, “Step Back In Line”, “Deaf Ears” and “One By One”.
There are a couple of breathers amidst all the brutality like the anthemic clean vocals on “Final Hours”, “The Devil and Self Doubt” and “Trail of Seclusion” will make you think for a second that you were listening to a different band. And there is the song “Starving Vultures” where the keyboard stands out among the rest, it makes you feel like you’re in a chase scene in an old horror movie.
The album ends with the track called “Back to Life” which is the perfect ender for a show that will surely induce a huge final mosh with its chugging riff intro, kind of reminds me of their old song “Revenge I Seek”.
All in all I gave this album a score of four out of five. Why? Granted this is no “Portrait of the Goddess” or “This Is Love, This Is Murderous” but this is definitely one of the best releases recently in the “core” movement. With all the whiny autotune crabbing core bands out there that produce below average music, “The Great Fire” is truly a diamond among the coals.
Words: Aaron James
Finally an upcoming release in the macrocosm of death metal! This is a follow-up to their 2009 album The Harvest Floor. No title nor artwork cover yet but I hope it wont get censored I still think a cow defecating corpse makes a great cover. The band has issued a new album update…
LAST DAY OF MIXING OUR NEW ALBUM!!!
We’re relieved to say we’ll be leaving Denver today and heading home after 5 weeks in the studio laying down what is surely to be our most blistering album yet. It sounds incredible.
Album title, cover art and tracklist coming soon! Music video and studio reports will be aired when we announce pre-orders! STAY TUNED.
Cheng was seriously injured in an automobile accident in Santa Clara, California, on November 4, 2008. Cheng had been traveling with his sister, Mae, when their vehicle flipped three times after hitting another car going 60 mph, ultimately ejecting Cheng, who was in the passenger seat, not wearing a seat belt. Mae sustained more minor injuries, as she had been wearing her seat belt. She attended to Cheng, holding his head until two off-duty EMTs approached, fortunate to have had medical equipment with them. They were able to insert a tube into Cheng’s throat to help him breathe until the ambulance arrived, to which action doctors later attributed his survival.
Now, Cheng is finally starting to emerge from his coma. He is now able to lift his leg upon command as well as responding to questions with grunts. More update and donation links can be found at OneLoveForChi.com. We all hope for a speedy recovery!
If you visit the band’s website the above picture will strike you. In a recent interview with Australia’s Loud magazine, Leach was asked if he has been approached to rejoin Killswitch Engage following the recent exit of his replacement, Howard Jones. “I’m not going to comment,” he responded. “Everyone wants to know… I’d rather those guys go through what they’ve got to go through and whenever they make that decision. They’re good friends of mine, so I’m respecting their space at the moment. It’s more fun, more mystery, too; you don’t have to know everything. These days everybody is on Facebook and tweeting everything that happens. What’s happened to the mystery of music and not knowing everything?”
Jesse Leach left Killswitch Engage in 2002, but remained on good terms with the band, even filling in for Jones on more than one occasion. Though the band has not stated the come back of Leach, maybe putting a picture on the site is a way of breaking the news. Read between the image!