Today Foetal Juice are proud to announce a prestigious US premiere for their latest lyric video, which accompanies the second single from their forthcoming album, Gluttony. Decibel Magazine present ‘Metamorphosis‘, a fiercely focussed assault that captures the astounding levels of power and speed that Foetal Juice have harnessed on their new album. As the band have said Gluttony is “a lot faster, heavier and much more aggressive, both musically and lyrically, than anything we have previously written” and nowhere is that more apparent than in the wake of the savage riffs of ‘Metamorphosis’.
You’ll also be able to read a little about the thoughts behind the riffs and the ideas that the band have explored in the track lyrically… “Essentially, it’s about anger boiling over when we see the selfishness of man.”
For fifteen years Foetal Juice have been carving their path through the underground, armed with black humour and sonic intensity, a death metal machine grinding the opposition into the mud, blood and bile – and they show no signs of stopping yet!
Enjoy ‘Metamorphosis’ at Decibel Magazine and prepare yourself for the colossal impact of Gluttony, released through Gore House Productionson June 12!
LockJaw is a rock band hailing from the Hudson Valley in New York. Made up of members who have a combined 40+ years in various bands, on various tours, and even behind the scenes in the music business. They bring their culmination of experiences to produce honest and heartfelt music.
Ice Climbers is a deeply personal song for our vocalist Jesse. It’s about a relationship that was falling apart. It tells a story of using a coping mechanism to hurt a past girlfriend in retaliation from initially getting hurt.
Nestled in the small northern Norwegian town of Alta, far above the Arctic circle, there’s a rumbling of brutality shaking the earth from a young, dynamic metal quintet known as Féleth.Creating heavy, melodic assaults, that transcends the traditional limits of the genre, these great northern Norwegians, are taking their influences of death metal, thrash, deathcore, rock and even elements of Jazz to unleash to the world their debut album “Depravity” due out via DeadPop Recordson May 22, 2020.
Today, the band’s fourth single single ‘Ravenous’ is ready to be revealed via its premiere on SlamWorldWide HERE.
With songs like ‘Swan Song’ showing off their deathcore influences, to the epic ‘Dissolution’ jumping from death metal to jazz to black metal seamlessly, and tracks like ‘Pale Tongue’ transforming from in your face death metal to a beautiful ambient soundscape, Féleth is a band that is ready to rise to the occasion and leap into the international moshpit.
The album was mixed and mastered by death metal legend, Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Shadow of Intent, The Agonist, Beyond Creation) at The Grid Productions. The album also features guest vocals from hometown hero, singer/songwriter Petter Carlsen.
Lyrically the album pulls away from traditional death metal tropes, to also criticize capitalism, pollution, fake news, and the depravity of humanity at large. Musically, the full length features beautiful melodic leads, heavy chugging guitars, bass solo’s, fast intricate drum work, and the huge vocal range from the lead vocalist, Espen Dagenborg.
The band’s first two singles off “Depravity” can be heard at the following links: ‘Arise’ – YouTube ‘Pestilence’– YouTube ‘Swan Song’ – YouTube Spotify
Track Listing: 1. Ember (4:12) 2. Hollow Words (3:26) 3. Ravenous (4:11) 4. Arise (4:18) 5. Dissolution (4:12) 6. Pestilence (4:42) 7. Pale Tongue (5:48) 8. Swan Song (4:48) Album Length: 35:40
Album Credits: Mixing & Mastering: Christian Donaldson Producer & Recording engineer: Liam Knott Artwork: Eric Hyrcza at Kahinienn Graphix Lyrics by: Espen Dagenborg Music by: Espen Dagenborg, Alexander Stamnes, Thomas Nyvoll, Brage Ingebrigtsen Westgaard and Aleksander Alsen
Band Members: Vocals: Espen Dagenborg Guitar: Alexander Stamnes Guitar: Thomas Nyvoll Bass: Brage Ingebrigtsen Westgaard Drums: Aleksander Alsen
Set to unleash their fourth studio album “The Last Extinction”on May 22, 2020, Montreal melodic death metal quintet [EVERTRAPPED] are offering up pre-order of the upcoming full-length for only $1.“We figured since the most accessible place for music now is online and has been for a while, we just said the hell with it, sell it for a buck. We just want people to hear and love it. So enjoy folks, it’s the closest thing to free!” says vocalist James Brookes.
The album pre-order is available on Bandcamp HERE.
The release’s two first two singles are also streaming at the following links:
Music Video ‘Sorrow (Nothing More In Between) ‘ HERE. Lyric Video‘Truth Behind Disorder’ HERE.
“The Last Extinction” is a mix of the band’s sound that was defined on “The Anomaly” (2012) and “Under The Deep” (2015). With influences ranging from death metal to melodic death primarily, along with some classic thrash and speed metal, which explains their technicality and diversity sonically, the album overall will give fans a very heavy post-apocalypse feel. It’s meant to mix the dark and light of the end of all things. Fans of Arch Enemy, Persefone, Whitechapel, Death, and Fleshgod Apocalypse will feel the whirlwind of aggression.
Since 2007, [Evertrapped] has brought together their collective experience from the Montreal metal scene to create their heavy brand of melodic death metal. The guitarists Frederick Dupuis (ex-Daggerfalls) and Vincent Benoit hammer out raw guitar while drummer Eric Lemire (ex-Apocalypsys, ex-Ice Castle) pummels the drums. Their versatile frontman James Brookes (ex-Ammonia, ex-One Final Moment, Continuum) easily alternates between strong clear vocals and low bellowing screams giving listeners the illusion of more than one vocalist. John Yates (ex-AraPacis) weaves together each song with his driving bass lines to keep the energy of the punishing track at an all-time high.
Their lyrics come from two places. One from the dark and exaggerated metaphors for things actually based on personal events. The other is lyrics that are only loosely based in reality and have an almost fantasy-like appeal. Sometimes the reality can be based on what could be the actual state of the world as it is or an image of a future where the world is on the brink of an apocalypse. The overall idea is that the lyrics are not meant to be understood at face value in any way. It’s an art form that’s open to interpretation by the listener.
[Evertrapped]’s new album “The Last Extinction” will be also available for stream and download on Spotify and Apple Music as of May 22nd.
“If you’re looking for some heavy Lamb Of God vibes, heavier than the newer Lamb Of God has to offer, this is the band you’ve been needing in your life. The main chunk of the song(Sorrow (Nothing More In Between)) is straight to the point heavy metal. Harsh, aggressive, and ready to go.” – Metal Injection
‘’Those looking for melodic death metal on the heavier end of the spectrum need apply here…be ready to pump some fists, bang some heads, and reminisce back to a time when melodic death metal wasn’t all about clean, poppy choruses – just raw and memorable carnage.’’ – Dead Rhetoric
“I’ve played with some of the best metal drummers in the world and I’d put you up alongside them any day!” – Jeff Waters (Annihilator guitarist)
“Evertrapped, and as they lay their claim as one of the front runners of melodic death metal in all of the land” – Bucket List Music Reviews
‘’This is Headbanging 101, take your seat.’’ – Metal Trenches
‘’It’s clear these guys are not followers. They make their own brand of Melodic Death.’’ – Metal France
‘’If you want your dose of Melodic Death to be as brutal as possible, you won’t be disappointed with Under The Deep.’’ – Metal Universe
‘’Under The Deep is a full-throttle melodic death metal release that endlessly descends into new layers of carnage as the album progresses.’’ – Worship Metal
OUT MAY 15 FROM CRAFT RECORDINGS AND AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER
LIMITED-EDITION CLEAR VINYL EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ON BAND’S WEBSTORE
Los Angeles, CA (March 24, 2020) – Craft Recordings is pleased to announce a vinyl reissue of the scorching, 2002 eponymous debut from progressive hardcore outfit Between the Buried and Me. The album, which has been remixed and remastered by its original producer, Jamie King, is set for a May 15th release date and is currently available for pre-order. A limited-edition version of Between the Buried and Me, pressed on clear-colored vinyl, can be found exclusively on the band’s website and is also available to pre-order today. These reissues are both part of the band’s 20th anniversary celebrations, which will be marked by special releases and extensive touring.
Praised as “One of the fiercest albums in the hardcore community” byAllMusic,Between the Buried and Me set the North Carolina five-piece up to become a key player in the scene – catching the ears of fans and music critics alike with their impressive musicianship, sharp lyricism, and unique blend of progressive metal and math rock. Produced by Jamie King, who would go on to collaborate with Between the Buried and Meon numerous projects to come, the 10-track album was cerebral yet aggressive, and included some of the band’s earliest material, re-worked from their 2001 three-song demo – “What We Have Become,” “More of Myself to Kill,” and “The Use of a Weapon.” The group also wrote and recorded seven new songs, including “Arsonist,” a scathing statement against the Westboro Baptist Church, “Aspirations,” a melody-forward tune which highlights the guitar chops of Nick Fletcher and Paul Waggoner, and the epic, nine-minute long “Shevanel Cut a Flip,” which closes the album.
Reflecting on Between the Buried and Me 18 years later, guitarist Paul Waggoner said, “It’s always a strange feeling when you bring faded memories back into focus and find yourself reflecting on an adventure that started two decades ago and somehow still continues to this day. All the daily ups-and-downs and side-to-sides of being in a band can sometimes blur the past and make you forget where you came from, and why you started doing this thing in the first place. So it’s nice to dig up the bones of our humble beginnings, make them sound a little better, and present them to the people that have made this all possible.”
Frontman Tommy Rogers added, “If you told me in 2001 that this album, we recorded in five days would eventually turn into a career that’s lasted 20 years, I would think you were absolutely mad. Here we are in 2020 getting to remix and remaster what started it all. It’s been a great experience listening back and giving this original Between the Buried and Me album a new life. We hope the fans enjoy this new mix by Jamie King as much as we have.”
Often referred to as a “Thinking man’s metal band,”Between the Buried and Me continue to push the boundaries of their musical and technical abilities, even as they celebrate their 20th anniversarytogether. Formed in 2000, the band has released nine studio albums, including 2007’s watershed Colors,The Parallax II: Future Sequence (2012), as well as 2015’s Coma Ecliptic—which not only peaked at #12 on theBillboard Top 200 (a career-high for the band), but also garnered widespread acclaim from Noisey, Revolver, Alternative Press, and The Guardian, who welcomed the album with a rare perfect score. The group has launched countless sold-out headline tours and support runs with the likes of Mastodon, Opeth, and Coheed and Cambria. Most recently, Between the Buried and Me released a two-part studio album,Automata I and Automata II in 2018. Currently, the band is gearing up for an extensive, North American retrospective tour, where they will perform the entirety of their epic, 2009 LP, The Great Misdirect, as well as a set of career-spanning material.
Click here to pre-order/pre-save Between the Buried and Me (remixed and remastered).
Little Richard, the self-described “king and queen” of rock and roll and an outsize influence on everyone from David Bowie to Prince, died Saturday. He was 87 years old.
His death was announced on his official Facebook page, as well as by his son, Danny Jones Penniman, who confirmed the news. He died from complications from cancer.
With his ferocious piano playing, growling and gospel-strong vocals, pancake makeup and outlandish costumes, Little Richard tore down barriers starting in the 1950s. That is no small feat for any artist — let alone a black, openly gay man who grew up in the South.
He was a force of nature who outlived many of the musicians he inspired, from Otis Redding to the late Prince and Michael Jackson. His peers James Brown and Otis Redding idolized him. Jimi Hendrix, who once played in Little Richard’s band, said he wanted his guitar to sound like Richard’s voice. The late David Bowie was 9 years old when he first saw Little Richard in a movie. “If it hadn’t have been for him, I probably wouldn’t have gone into music,” Bowie told Performing Songwriter magazine in 2003.
Little Richard was born Richard Wayne Penniman on Dec. 5, 1932, in Macon, Ga. He was one of 12 siblings. His father was a brick mason, a bootlegger and eventually a nightclub owner. When Richard was 19, his father was shot to death outside of his club: Charles Penniman died on Feb. 15, 1952.
PANTERA‘s recently released limited-edition social distancing t-shirt has raised approximately $100,000 for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. 40 percent of the net proceeds generated from the purchase of the shirt — which takes the classic image from PANTERA‘s “Vulgar Display Of Power” album and adds personal protective equipment (PPE) to the artwork, as well as the “Walk” song lyrics “Be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me” — are being donated to the fund, which was started with two $1 million donations from the charitable foundation MusiCares itself as well as its affiliate, The Recording Academy.
Late last month, MusiCares announced that the COVID-19 Relief Fund was depleted and that it had been forced to stop accepting new applications.
“Unfortunately, until we can raise more money for our COVID-19 Relief Fund, we can no longer accept new applications from those seeking assistance. While our goal is always to provide support to everyone in need, we are currently bound by the funds available,” the Foundation said in a statement.
Since forming in March, the fund had reportedly raised nearly $14 million to aid thousands of music industry professionals affected by the pandemic.
According to MusiCares, over 20,200 applications for financial assistance had been vetted and approved in the last several weeks.
Experts say “social distancing” is the best way to curtail the spread and dampen the impact of the coronavirus on the population.
The Centers For Disease Control And Preventiondefines “social distancing” as the act of “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible.”
In a 2017 interview with the WGRD radio station, former PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott spoke about the 25th anniversary of “Vulgar Display Of Power”. He said: “I never ever think about [how long it has been since the record was released]. It certainly doesn’t feel like it at all, man; it feels like it was yesterday, almost. But looking back on it, it really was a groundbreaking record for heavy metal. It really set the tone for what modern-day metal bands do. They still use that record to A-B their records to — getting their guitar sounds, their drums sounds, this, that and the other. So it really was special, and I’m really proud to have been a part of it.”
“Vulgar Display of Power” was certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2004, signifying shipments of more than two million units in the U.S. since its February 1992 release.
The surviving members of Motörhead are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their landmark album the ‘Ace Of Spades’ with a special day celebration.
The event will involve various band-related activities taking place this Friday (May 8), including the worldwide premiere of a new lyric video of their famous title track at 5pm BST, a unique Facebook and Instagram filter to Warpig your face, and the release of limited edition road crew merchandise, of which proceeds will go to Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund to provide financial support to touring crews affected by coronavirus.
Fans can also raise a toast to the legendary rockers with the hashtag #8thofmay with their tipple of choice including late frontman Lemmyu Kilmister’sfavourite drink, a Jack and coke.
“We do hope you can join us as part of this celebration of all things Motörhead,” the surviving band members said. “Lockdown may be going on all around us but the world is ours and we were born to raise hell! We look forward to celebrating 40 years of lawn killing, bastard rock’n’roll with you all.”
The band’s recent nomination at the 2020 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame caused controversy after drummer Mikkey Dee and guitarist Phil ‘Wizzo’ Campbell, were previously excluded from the initial nomination. Dee had played with the band from 1992 till Lemmy’s death in 2015 – and Campbell, was a member from 1984 till 2015.
In an interview with Billboard, Dee had called their exclusion “pure wrong”.“We’ve been carrying the flag for 25 years together, and actually brought Motörhead to what it was,” he said. “We did 25 years out of the 40.”
Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch” series, Women Of Rock Edition, where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore psychedelic tunes from the 60’s to today. Weekdays At Noon EST. Enjoy the trip!
Nico may have been positioned in the Velvet Underground because Andy Warhol understood the value of a beautiful face, but it was her voice that made people stand up and notice. Alluring, devastatingly cool and almost incomprehensibly exotic, she was the voice of the band that launched ten thousand other bands.
Christa Päffgen, known by her stage name Nico, was a German singer, songwriter, musician, model, and actress. She had roles in several films, including Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and Andy Warhol’s Chelsea Girls.
At the insistence of Warhol, she recorded vocals for three songs of the Velvet Underground’s debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967). At the same time, she started a solo career and released Chelsea Girl. Nico’s friend Jim Morrison suggested that she start writing her own material. She then composed songs on a harmonium, not traditionally a rock instrument; John Cale became her musical arranger and produced The Marble Index, Desertshore, The End… and other subsequent albums.
In the 1980s, she toured extensively in Europe, United States, Australia and Japan. After a concert in Berlin in June 1988, she went on holiday in Ibiza to rest and died as the result of a cycling accident.
Metallica played a new version of their song “Blackened” recorded from their homes.
Its a stripped down version of the classic track off the album “And Justice For All,” and is on the band’s YouTube page with the message, “Here’s a little something we cooked up over the last few days. Hope you’re all safe & sound. Have a great weekend.”