Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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With just under one month to go until the release of their second album Entheogen, Corpse Garden have teamed up with Zero Tolerance Magazine UK for a stream premiere of second single ‘Portal to the Oneiric’!

Listen to the ‘Portal to the Oneiric’ here...
http://www.ztmag.com/blog/news/?p=23790


Entheogen, which is set for a joint release this May 15th via both Satanath Records and RTM Productions, is the Costa Rican band’s second release and followup to 2012’s Burnt By the Light. With an extensive line-up change in 2013 the band now offers something ‘completely different’ with this album. Vocalist Felipe Tencio comments on what fans can expect musically from Corpse Garden on Entheogen - 

“Death metal with black metal influences combined with experimentation. We use effects and additional musical instruments (mellotron, ebow) to create ambientations and atmospheres.

"[Entheogen] is by far a more elaborate, complex and dynamic album in terms of musicianship, concept and song structures.”
 
Soundcloud link to 'Portal to the Oneiric' - https://soundcloud.com/corpse-garden/portal-to-the-oneiric/s-Qr9Uc

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That's right! Miami duo Cave Of Swimmers release their second album 
Reflection next month, and are now offering folk a taste of what's to come 
with 'The Prince Of The Power Of The Air'. You can download the single
 free and right now HERE.

“We chose 'The Prince Of The Power Of The Air' as a single because it
sets the tone for the rest of the album,” comments G.E. Perez. “We're
aware that each track is not particularly time friendly; there's a lot of music
 going on in each one, so we decided to leave full versions of the songs
for the album and for those who are curious and willing to enter our
house we did a SparkNotes version for the casual visitor.”


Heavy Metal, 70's Hard Rock, Doom, Stoner, Sludge... Cave Of Swimmers
ARE a band like no other, and reactions from the media and fans alike to their
self-titled 2013 debut is testament to that.
Out 04th May 2015, Reflection was recorded at Weeks Recording Studio in Coral Gables and Crossbridge Studio in Pinecrest, Florida, engineered by Dana Salminen and mixed by Ian Mercel.


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This week's In the riff we trust with Jett from Salem's Lot





THE RIFF WHICH MADE YOU WANT TO PLAY THE GUITAR IS?

Jett: "Thunderstruck" or "Stairway To Heaven" I can't remember
Monroe: ACDC "Thunderstruck"

WHAT IS THE FIRST RIFF YOU LEARNED TO PLAY?
Jett: "Stand By Me" (learned the bass riff but on the guitar)
Monroe: "Smoke On The Water"

YOUR TOP THREE METAL RIFFERS ARE?
Jett: It's REALLY hard to choose and there are so many more but George Lynch, Warren Demartini, Jake E Lee (Ozzy era)
Monroe: Warren Demartini, John Sykes, Paul Gilbert (Racer X era)



WHO IS THE MASTER OF THE RIFF?
Jett: Yours truly
Monroe: Nobody



THE RIFF WHICH IS THE SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR LIFE IS?

Jett: Queen "I Want It All"
Monroe: I'll let you know when my life is coming to a close.


THE RIFF YOU WISH YOU WROTE IS?

Jett: Ratt "Lay It Down"
Monroe: Whitesnake "Still Of The Night"


THE WORST METAL RIFF EVER IS?

Jett: I know it's apparently blasphemy to say in the 'metal' community but I'd honestly say Pantera's "Walk". That riff, that tone just sounds like literal distorted farts to me. I thought Dimebag had much better riffs and tone earlier on.

Monroe: Most modern-day typical metal bands




RIFF FOR RIFF YOUR FIVE FAVOURITE ALBUMS ARE?

Jett: Ratt "Invasion of Your Privacy", Dead End "Ghost Of Romance", Loudness "Hurricane Eyes" or "Thunder In The East", Dokken "Back For The Attack", Ozzy "Ultimate Sin"

Monroe: Right now i'm into the following: Whitesnake 87' album, Ratt "Invasion…", Dead End "Ghost…", "Second Heat" Racer X, and Salems Lott "Salems Lott" of course


A NON METALHEAD ASKS YOU WHAT DOES METAL SOUND LIKE, THE RIFF YOU PLAY THEM IS?

Jett: TNT "Tell No Tales".

Monroe: Aion "Be Afraid"


THE RIFF YOU WANT PLAYED AT YOUR FUNERAL IS?

Jett: I don't want a funeral. Apparently most people shit themselves when they die, so I just hope I'm able store enough juice to leave the biggest shit for someone to clean up when I go. I'd like to shit on as many people as possible in death.

Monroe: The sound of silence when my body is hopefully thrown into the ocean.


WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT RIFFS ANYWAY?

Jett: Good riffs are rhythmic, memorable, move you and have awesome fucking tone. Scooped mids is NOT good tone, ruins every riff. Great riffs are the driving force behind an awesome tune and the real backbone of rock and metal. A great song with a great riff becomes an amazing song.

Monroe: Great tone, rhythm and note choice.



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Monday, April 13, 2015

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Swiss / American hard rockers Khaøs have posted an acoustic rendition of their most recent single 'Exalted', taken from their stunning debut album Risen. Last November the band threw a party for the release of the 'Exalted' music video in Winterthur, Switzerland and it was here that the epic track was captured unplugged.


Watch The 'Exalted' Unplugged Here
https://youtu.be/sgXvVn4IGq8


'Exalted' is a very personal song to Khaøs, it's the 'ballad' of Risen, and with these undertones present it is quite apt that the band recorded a live and acoustic version of the song showcasing not just it but also they themselves stripped back to the bare essentials.

Bassist N i c Angileri comments,  "Exalted is how I feel every time I listen to this song realising what we made out of it. A universal song, catchy but not cheesy, enjoyable for everyone with an open heart and mind."


Vocalist Chandler Mogel adds, "This song is simply about finding my true self by helping others. This is a part of me that I can't deny, so why not write a song about it?"


Watch The Original Version Here
http://youtu.be/FKYuDA5K8p4

Catch Khaøs later this month as the band play three shows in Switzerland. Dates as follows...

29/04/15 - Bruch Brothers - Luzern
30/04/15 - Hall of Fame - Wetzikon
01/05/15 - Temus - Agno
Not easily categorised Risen follows the band's acclaimed EP Rising and features 12 tracks of modern, melodic hard rock and metal. The album was released via MRR Records on 20th October and was recorded by Rolf Munkes at his Empire Studios in Germany and mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound in New York.


What the press say...

“It seems that everything these Swiss-American’s touch turns to gold... Khaos is a high-level group...” - Music Waves (France)

“The songs are beautifully written and superbly crafted, the edginess of their harder moments contrasting with those of a softer touch...” - Uber Rock (UK)“...hummable and memorable songs with perfect execution...” - Powerplay Magazine (UK)

“Risen achieves the balance between hard rock and modern rock with style! It's dark, it's beautiful, it has attitude...” - Heavy Paradise (Greece)

 
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On June 9th 2015, Tridroid Records will unleash its next digital-only release: the raw black metal of Poetries of Oppression by Dogmatic Absolution.

Bio: 

Dogmatic Absolution was born at the end of 2011, in Finale Emilia, a small town near Modena, Italy. The band was created by the ex-bassist Amnesia and the guitarist El. After some sessions, Dogmatic Absolution decided to take on a second guitarist, Alaskan. Later, the singer Algeroth joined the band, lending his unique voice. In 2012 Dogmatic Absolution have released an EP titled “In His Trinity Essence” which was limited to 50 copies. This small release was a concept album focused on opposition to the Christian trinity. At a later stage, the guitarist Alaskan and the bassist Amnesia left the band, and the bassist was replaced by Azazel. The band's line-up is now stabilised with three members: Algeroth, El and Azazel. With this line-up the band then released a demo titled "Promo 2013", and will now release "Poetries of Oppression" in June 2015.

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Following the recent release of their ‘Suspended Over the Abyss’ single from upcoming album Entheogen, Costa Rica’s Corpse Garden has now recorded an official play through for the single.

View the official play through for track ‘Suspended Over The Abyss’ here...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzhhKyGOZi4

With Entheogen, Corpse Garden will unleash a thirteen-track death metal focused opus, that the band themselves say is something ‘completely different’ from what was offered before with their debut release Burnt By the Light [2012]. Vocalist Felipe Tencio elaborates,

 “The band went through several line up changes [in 2013], Federico [Guitars] and Erick [Drums] are the only remaining members of the Burnt By The Light sessions so it's basically a new band with new ideas and a different purpose.

Entheogen shows the new identity of the sound and the new message we are trying to get across. It's by far a more elaborate, complex and dynamic album in terms of musicianship, concept and song structures.”

The Entheogen artwork is by Alexander L.Brown of BNB Illustration and Design.

Recorded with Juan Pablo Calvo at Bushido Audio Productions, in Cartago, Costa Rica, the album went on to be mastered by Eri Román at SoloHit Studios in San José. Comments Felipe on the recording process, 

 “It was challenging for ourselves as musicians, a big step towards a new sound and new objectives. We all shared the same vision of what we wanted the final product to be. At the end of the process, we were very satisfied with our performances and the sound of the album.”

Entheogen is set for release this May 15th through both Russia’s Satanath Records and Germany’s RTM Productions with North American distribution through Sevared.


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Thursday, April 2, 2015

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Euro-Melting Pot Strauss announce second EP Luia

"This is a damn fine first release from Strauss and for fans of catchy stoner grooves with a dirty sludgier edge, this is essential listening."-Heavy Planet

"A sound rooted somewhere between Kylesa and Red Fang with a nice progressive touch. All in all this EP is packed with some great tunes and worth checking out."-Stonerobixxx

"Even though it's got these familiar elements, this stew of tunes is quite unlike any sludge/metal/stoner acts I've heard before."-Ride With The Devil
London brings people together from all walks of life. So when a French guitarist met two Italians, a Spanish guitarist and a British bassist, it seemed destiny to make
noise together as Strauss (a Germanic name of course). They’re now set to release their second EP Luia around late May. Drawing from common wells of Kylesa, Kyuss and Red Fang, the fuzz-charged grooves they conjure up on Luia are infectious and dirt-laden, so you may well catch something. Meanwhile vocalist Stef possesses both crooning tones and a manic bark to contrast, and even a rap-style vocal in the vein of Zack la Rocha (Rage Against The Machine) on final track ‘2015’.
Strauss started out with modest intentions: “met one day and decided to make some noise...that’s it really.” The group eventually centered around London as their stomping ground, and quickly got their heads together to create their début self-titled EP, which received high praise from reviewers around the ‘net. Building on this success, the band hit the road far and wide, even reaching Latvia’s Fontaine Festival and Sweden’s SandvikFest to bring their manic parties. Now, it’s time for round two of hitting the studio, and Luia has taken shape spectacularly. The UK fuzz scene has never been in healthier shape, and rarely with a more wicked sense of humor.
Strauss are:
Stef - vocals
Charles - guitars
Bill - bass
Luca Immovili - drums

Strauss online:
Facebook
Twitter
FFO: Red Fang, Kylesa, Kruger
Digital release is set for late May.


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VASOMORTUS

Instrument Torture Of Pyramid
Brute Productions
April 03 2015
"Instrument Torture Of Pyramid" from Indonesia's VASOMORTUS is a
 refreshing take on Brutal Death Metal. The band takes a modern, violent 
approach with a lot of bulldozing low-end pummel and mixes in a little
 DEEDS OF FLESH and less technical SUFFOCATION. VASOMORTUS 
never forgets 
its primary mission is to beat the listener into submission. 
VASOMORTUS's Instrument Torture Of Pyramid cram more
 intensity and crafty writing into
 twenty-nine plus minutes than most bands can manage on an hour long 
full length.

VASOMORTUS first full length Instrument Torture Of Pyramid is out now

 on Brute Productions, and is for fans of Deeds Of Flesh, Suffocation, 
Disgorge(Usa), Disavowed.

Instrument Torture Of Pyramid Tracklisting:
1.Abbatoir with Plan Without Dribble Blood
2.Bestality in Perfect Cleavage Inhuman  
3.Condemned to Until Suffered  
4.Consume Disgusting Flesh from Slaughter Rest
5.Human Slaughter at the End
6.Mutilation in Casket
7.Orgy of Dismemberment Torture
8.Suffering Retaliation Vile
9.Torture of Pyramid

VASOMORTUS are:
Lambang (Vocals)
Wildan (Guitars)
Soba (Drums)




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