New Album “UNUS” Out October 18, 2019 via Season of Mist
“A Relentless Onslaught US Tour” w/ Belphegor, Suffocation, Abiotic
Canadian blackened death metal horde NECRONOMICON are now premiering their entire new album, “UNUS”, which will be released this Friday, October 18th. “UNUS” can be streamed at THIS LOCATION.
“UNUS” can be pre-ordered in various formats HERE.
NECRONOMICON‘s new album “UNUS” is a searing cacophony of blistering riffs, machine-like drums, and a symphonic ambiance, culminating in a sound that calls to various metal icons such as DIMMU BORGIR, SEPTICFLESH, BEHEMOTH, and DEICIDE. The record combines the furious elements of death metal with the orchestral prowess of black metal, creating the perfect synthesis of both genres. Standout tracks like ‘Paradise Lost’ and ‘Singularis Dominus’ only solidify NECRONOMICON’s ability to continuously produce high-quality metal that’s just as dark and brutal as it is elegant.
In additional news, NECRONOMICON will be hitting the road for “A Relentless Onslaught US Tour”with Belphegor, Suffocation, and Abiotic.The 26 date tour kicks off on October 24th in Sauget, IL and will end on November 23rd in Reading, PA.
A Relentless Onslaught US Tour” w/ Belphegor, Suffocation, Abiotic 10/24 – Sauget, IL – Pops 10/26 – Dallas, TX- Gas Monkey Bar and Grill 10/27 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger 10/29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall 10/30 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live 10/31 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill 11/01 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red 11/02 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick 11/03 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720 11/05 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro 11/07 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom 11/08 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon 11/09 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center * 11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell 11/11 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater 11/12 – Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove 11/13 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room 11/14 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze 11/15 – Joliet, IL – The Forge 11/16 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary 11/17 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation 11/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse 11/20 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club 11/21 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall 11/22 – Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden 11/23 – Reading, PA – Reverb * No Belphegor
Track Listing: 1. From Ashes Into Flesh (04:23) 2. Infinitum Continuum (05:27) 3. Paradise Lost (04:55) 4. The Price of A Soul (01:56) 5. Singularis Dominus (04:50) 6. The Thousand Masks (03:20) 7. Ascending The Throne of Baator (04:54) 8. Fhtagn (01:59) 9. Cursed MMXIX (04:13) 10. Vox Draconis (04:13) Album Length: 40:10
Recorded at Silver Wings studio, produced by Rob The WitchMixed and mastered at Darth Mader music studio by Logan Mader (Machinehead)Recording line-up: Rob the Witch: Guitar/vocals/bass Divider: drums Special feature: Geirlioz (Dimmu Borgir) on Piano in ”From Ashes Into Flesh”. Artwork: Dragon caduceus design by Nestor Avalos, layout and artwork by Simon BossertFor more info: Season of Mist Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube
About: Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s legendary grimoire, NECRONOMICON formed in 1988 by founding guitarist and singer Rob “The Witch” in the deep, northern part of Canadian province Quebec, Fjord of Saguenay. NECRONOMICON have a well-earned reputation for quality by releasing material only when ready and satisfied with the outcome ever since their demo entitled ‘Morbid Ritual’ (1992) firmly established their name within the underground. ‘The Silver Key”EP (1996) led to mainstream recognition on a national level, but their debut album ‘Pharaoh Of Gods” (1999) and the sophomore ‘The Sacred Medicines’ (2003) did even more to establish the band as a household name in Canada.
‘Return Of The Witch’ (2010) marked the international break-through for NECRONOMICON, and saw them performing at prestigious festivals such as Inferno (Norway), Ragnarok (Germany), and the Barge To Hell metal cruise among others, while sharing stages with acts such as CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH, and MORBID ANGEL, to name but a few. Their steady advance around the globe grew considerably in impact by their next full-length “Rise Of The Elder Ones” (2013). By the time the band released ‘Advent Of The Human God’ (2016), they were met with international critical acclaim. Now, with ‘Unus’ out October 18, 2019, the band show that they aren’t slowing down and are ready to deliver another vicious strike! Prepare for the darkness to envelop you. In 2019, NECRONOMICON was presented with a certificate of honor for over 30 years of service via H.S. production/Tommy Tremblay, and the people of Saguenay Lac-St-Jean, making them the second band after VOIVOD to ever receive this honor.
“Best moments of BEHEMOTH and symphonic death à la GODFLESH APOCALYPSE while remaining entirely Necronomicon.” – Bravewords
“Advent of the Human God is a truly diverse album, perfectly balancing plenty of atmosphere with their iconic chugging riffs and pummelling blast beats.” – Exclaim!
“Advent of the Human God boasts both a Behemoth-like epic savage grace and Dimmu-esque orchestral pomp. But it also delivers a more primal ferocity and maintains the thematic air that has become Necronomicon’s forte” – Metal Rules
“”Their sound is akin to an Anti-Christ infant spawned from the blasphemous union of Dimmu Borgir and Behemoth.”” – Metal Underground
“The drums crash like Nordic avalanches on tracks like “Alchemy of the Avatar.” With its blazing jugular seeking guitar riffs and crazed piano breaks over top double kick drum insanity, this last song makes for a perfect ending to a blistering listen.” – Beatroute (AB)
“‘Necronomicon opened the show with a thoroughly impressive display of symphonic death metal… The best way to describe them would be a symphonic version of Winds of Creation-era Decapitated, with perhaps some Vital Remains mixed in. Lots of cool grooves and hair spinning moments!’” – Metal Injection (Live Review)
Today the band present a new playthrough video which highlights the phenomenal skills of their drummer Reykr. Watch his dextrous decimation of ‘Whispers Of A Husk‘, a track from their fearsome debut album, Horror Vacui, at the Sathamel YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lgm6itgRiY
In further news, you will also soon have the chance to see Reykr and the rest of the band in the flesh, as Sathamel return to live action in November with two fantastic shows. First up, on the 9th, the band will be heading to the south coast to join Voices, Aklash, Shadowflag and more for Winter Assault II at the Green Door Store in Brighton. https://www.facebook.com/events/318327992085141/
Meanwhile praise continues to be lavished upon Sathamel’s fearsome full length debut album, Horror Vacui…
“Sathamel’s onrush of darkness and void will leave you completely disoriented from start to finish, proving once and for all there’s nothing better than some first-class Blackened Death Metal hailing from our beloved United Kingdom to feed all of our inner demons and fears.” – THE HEADBANGING MOOSE
” This is an album of complete brutality and is relentless throughout.” – INDEPENDENT MUSIC SHOWCASE
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I’ve never really payed much attention to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Even as someone who writes about music. With its confusing, wildly inconsistent and political selection process and off-base snubs I found it extremely difficult to like and respect the archaic institution. However there have been in the past and are some really great nominees this year with whom I adore such as Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, Judas Priest, Soundgarden and The Doobie Brothers all of which I whole heartedly would love to see inducted.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is an organization with the power to both honor and snub as they see fit according to their agenda. With every band inducted into the Hall, it seems like there are dozens of acts passed over despite iconic status.
There’s Ozzy Osbourne (who’s in the Rock Hall as a member of Black Sabbath but not as a solo artist), Iron Maiden, Slayer, Pantera, Judas Priest and dozens of others. For some reason, most of these acts have never even received a nomination, while others have been nominated but quickly forgotten after not making the cut.
Heres a little bit of history for the rock and roll hall of fame.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame established in 1983 is a museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, on the shore of Lake Erie, that documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced the development of rock and roll.
Originally, there were four categories of induction: performers, non-performers, early influences, and lifetime achievement. In 2000, “sidemen” was introduced as a category.
The only category that has seen new inductees every single year is the performers category. Artists become eligible for induction in that category 25 years after the release of their first record. In order to be inducted, an artist must be nominated by a committee that selects anywhere from nine to a dozen candidates. The performers that receive the highest number of votes and more than 50 percent of the vote are inducted. The rest of the categories are voted on by special committees.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has garnered criticism for allegedly allowing the nomination process to be controlled by a few individuals, nominating too many artists in too many genres that are not rock ignoring entire rock genres altogether and using technicalities to induct groups who may not have been among the top vote getters.
Over the years we’ve had many accomplished and distinguished inductees into the hall of fame. However there are also many individuals who are not in the hall of fame who deservedly belong there such as, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, Jethro Tull, The Cure, The Smiths, Slayer, Judas Priest, Nine Inch Nails, Motörhead, Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine, Bad Company, Smashing Pumpkins, Ozzy Osbourne, Jane’s Addiction, Pantera, Joy Division, Black Flag, Faith No More, The Guess Who, Boston, Motley Crue and Kiss, to name only a few.
Here are the 2020 “Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame” nominees.
Dave Matthews Band
The Doobie Brothers
Nine Inch Nails
The Notorious B.I.G.
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Is the “Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame” still relevant today? let’s look back at all the previous classes’ absences, sorted by most to least petty rationale.
The Anti–Rock Hall Crew
Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia (1994)
Although he never offered a formal comment on his absence, it was reported at the time that Garcia thought the Rock Hall was “stupid” and was opposed to its bigger message about music artistry. The remaining Grateful Dead members disagreed, and showed up to accept the honor — with a Garcia cardboard cutout in tow.
Sex Pistols (2006)
In perhaps the most infamous Rock Hall diss of all time, all surviving members of the Sex Pistols — Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, and John Lydon — published a handwritten letter to condemn the institution and everything it stands for. It deserves to be read in full, typos and all:
Next to the SEX-PISTOLS rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain. Your museum. Urine in wine. Were not coming. Were not your monkey and so what? Fame at $25,000 if we paid for a table, or $15000 to squeak up in the gallery, goes to a non-profit organisation selling us a load of old famous. Congradulations. If you voted for us, hope you noted your reasons. Your anonymous as judges, but your still music industry people. Were not coming. Your not paying attention. Outside the shit-stem is a real SEX PISTOL.
Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne (2006)
In a stunning reversal, Osbourne decided to accept an induction honor years after prematurely writing the Rock Hall to take Black Sabbath “off the list” of potential inductees. “Save the ink. Forget about us. The nomination is meaningless, because it’s not voted on by the fans,” he wrote at the time. “It’s voted on by the supposed elite for the industry and the media, who’ve never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is irrelevant to me. Let’s face it, Black Sabbath has never been media darlings. We’re a people’s band and that suits us just fine.” Flanked by his bandmates Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, and Geezer Butler, Osbourne ended up happily enjoying their ceremony in 2006, where they were inducted by Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield. “I realized I don’t have the right to speak for Black Sabbath. All I am is the singer,” he later reflected. “If we’d all sat round a table and talk about it, that would’ve been okay, but I didn’t have the right to say that, and I truly apologize.”
Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose (2012)
In a long letter addressed to the Rock Hall, Rose declined his induction with Guns N’ Roses and asserted that the honor had zero significance to him. “I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf,” he wrote, in part. “Neither former members, label representatives nor the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should imply whether directly, indirectly or by omission that I am included in any purported induction.” Days after the ceremony, Rose wrote another public letter to apologize to fans and the city of Cleveland about his decision not to attend, and insisted he did not “attack” the institution. “These are genuine issues I don’t have enough verified information on to have more than rough ideas. Certainly not enough information to make any judgments about,” he clarified. “I still don’t exactly know or understand what the Hall is or how or why it makes money, where the money goes, who chooses the voters and why anyone or this board decides who, out of all the artists in the world that have contributed to this genre, officially ‘rock’ enough to be in the Hall?” The rest of the band went to play at their induction without Axl at the helm (and also sans guitarist Izzy Stradlin), replaced by Myles Kennedy from Slash’s backing band.
We’re not getting the band back together, man
The Beatles’ Paul McCartney (1988)
Despite the presence of George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Yoko Ono, an ongoing squabble about songwriting royalties swayed McCartney from attending. “After 20 years, the Beatles still have some business differences, which I had hoped would have been settled by now,” he said in a statement. “Unfortunately, they haven’t been, so I would feel like a complete hypocrite waving and smiling with them at a fake reunion.” McCartney would later induct John Lennon into the Rock Hall in 1994 and Ringo Starr in 2015; he also happily attended the ceremony for his solo work in 1999.
The Supremes’ Diana Ross (1988)
Ross and Mary Wilson, the two surviving original members of the Supremes, had harbored a feud in the many years leading up to the Rock Hall, which accelerated in 1986 when Wilson very unfavorably wrote about Ross in her memoir. Wilson showed up for the band’s induction, while Ross stayed home with her newborn child.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters (1996)
Lingering bitterness between Waters and his fellow Pink Floyd members prevented him from attending the ceremony, which primarily stemmed from a 1986 lawsuit that he lost to his bandmates, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, regarding the use of the Pink Floyd name. (Gilmour and Mason would later extensively tour without Waters, although they invited him on numerous occasions to participate.) Years later, Waters admitted that he regretted the legal action and his behavior.
Van Halen’s Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and David Lee Roth (2007)
Various threads of drama inconveniently plagued the band at the time of their induction, which can be quickly recapped as such: Eddie was in rehab, Michael Anthony was fired and replaced with Eddie’s son, and David was generally pissed at how the Rock Hall wanted to handle their induction. Oh, yeah, and they were planning a reunion tour, which was postponed because of those aforementioned three things. Anthony and Sammy Hagar ultimately attended the induction, where they likened it to a “bittersweet” moment in their career.
Chicago’s Peter Cetera (2016)
Thanks to a wildly specific disagreement, co-founder Cetera chose not to attend Chicago’s induction due to his bandmates refusing to change the keys of their hit song “25 or 6 to 4” to better accommodate his vocals. “Unfortunately this scenario doesn’t work for me. I know we all did our best to make it happen, but I guess it’s just not meant to be,” Cetera said in a pre-ceremony statement. “Personally I’m frustrated and tired of dealing with this and it’s time to move on.” Fellow band member Robert Lamm admitted the situation was “unfortunate” and wished they found a solution to the impasse. “If Peter didn’t want to play or couldn’t play or couldn’t sing or whatever, at least he could have stood with us,” he explained backstage at the ceremony. “I think he certainly deserves it.”
Suspiciously timed scheduling issues
Van Morrison (1993)
Due to vague “work commitments” overseas, Morrison had his pal Robbie Robertson accept his award on his behalf. “However, thank you very much for inviting me, and I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a very enjoyable evening, and hope that everything goes well,” Morrison wrote as a short speech. “Best wishes.”
The Animals’ Eric Burdon (1994)
Burdon was touring in Europe as a soloist when the Animals were inducted, with the front man ultimately choosing not to cancel his tour dates. Still, he has nothing but good things to say about the Rock Hall, and would later perform with Bon Jovi at the museum’s opening a year later. “It feels like being a part of a musical family,” he said of the institution. “Every time I visit, my wife and I are warmly welcomed and treated well. I think they are doing a great job.”
David Bowie (1996)
Bowie was touring around Europe for his Outside album when the ceremony occurred, and he never issued any kind of statement in acknowledgment of the honor. David Byrne did the induction proceedings, while Madonna accepted the award on Bowie’s behalf.
Genesis’s Peter Gabriel (2010)
In a similar situation to Yorke, Gabriel was undergoing extensive rehearsals around Europe with an orchestra at the time of the ceremony, a commitment that was planned months prior to learning of Genesis’s induction. However, when Gabriel was inducted as a solo artist four years later, he happily showed up and joked about his previous no-show. “I’m very grateful to have gotten in again,” he said. “It’s a huge honor since it’s for your whole body of work and not just a specific project.”
The Hollies’ Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott (2010)
Founding members Hicks and Elliott were performing with their “new” iteration of the Hollies in England, and decided not to cancel a few gigs to fly to America for a reunion. The remaining members, including Graham Nash, performed at the ceremony with the help of Paul Shaffer.
Roxy Music’s Brian Eno and Paul Thompson (2019)
The band’s publicist issued a statement that said founding member Eno, as well as longtime drummer Thompson, had “other commitments” to tend to the evening of the ceremony. Neither of them issued an additional comment regarding their absence. We should probably note that Eno and frontman Bryan Ferry were prone to feuding when they were both in Roxy Music, although we can’t say for sure if this contributed to Eno’s decision.
A hodgepodge of excuses and misfortune
Rod Stewart (1994, 2012)
Pour one out for Stewart, who not only missed his induction as a soloist, but also with his band, the Faces. In 1994, the deadly Los Angeles earthquake prevented him from flying out for the ceremony because of the need to look after his “terrified” children. Almost two decades later, Stewart also had to miss reuniting with the Faces because of a strep-throat diagnosis that left him bedridden and unable to speak. “I’m absolutely devastated,” Stewart said prior to the ceremony in a statement. “Shattered that I’m going to miss my second induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — and this time alongside my mates.”
Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick (1996)
Despite the rest of the San Francisco band coming together at the induction, Slick refused to attend, based on her opinion that “all rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire.” She added a few years later: “I’m not comfortable being an old person on stage. Rock is like sports. You have a certain run, then get out.” The last time she performed live with Jefferson Airplane was in 1989.
Joni Mitchell (1997)
Weeks prior to her Rock Hall induction, Mitchell was reunited with her daughter, whom she had given up for adoption as a newborn about 30 years prior. Fearing a tabloid media circus would eclipse the evening’s honor, Mitchell opted not to attend in favor of spending time with her family.
Neil Young (1997)
Young’s Rock Hall ideology is a bit all over the place — he showed up for his 1995 induction as a soloist and has inducted five acts into the Hall over the past three decades — however, his 1997 ceremony with Buffalo Springfield is a different story. He decided to boycott the event that year, owing to his belief that the intimate ceremony shouldn’t air on television for public consumption. “This presentation is in direct opposition to what I believe,” Young wrote. “Although I accept the honor, in the name of rock and roll, I decline to take part in this TV presentation and be trotted out like some cheap awards show. There are already too many of these.”
Queen’s John Deacon (2001)
Deacon retired from the music industry in 1997, and he’s slowly become more and more reclusive from public life in the years since. He refused to attend the band’s induction for that reason, with bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor later admitting that Deacon had “completely retired from any kind of social contact” and is “a little fragile.”
ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog (2010)
Fifty percent of the Swedish pop quartet were no-shows, owing to separate reasons. Per an interview fellow band members Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad did in the lead-up to the ceremony, Fältskog’s fear of long flights hindered her from leaving Scandinavia, while Ulvaeus had to deal with “a big family thing” that couldn’t be rescheduled.
Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch (2012)
Yauch’s ongoing battle with cancer prevented him from flying to Cleveland. Out of solidarity for their friend, Yauch’s fellow bandmates, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, canceled their scheduled induction performance. During their speeches, Diamond and Horovitz read Yauch’s remarks on his behalf, which thanked the Rock Hall for honoring hip-hop and the group’s loyal legions of fans. A month later, he died at the age of 47.
Linda Ronstadt (2014)
Like Yauch, Ronstadt — who made limited public appearances in the years leading up to the Rock Hall — was too ill to make an appearance following her Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. However, in a statement released prior to the ceremony, she implied she wouldn’t have come even with good health. “I haven’t given it one thought, I have to say,” she explained. “It wasn’t anything I ever thought about. I never thought of myself as a rock n’ roll singer; I sang it, but it’s just one of the things I sang. I sang a lot of different stuff. I didn’t go the last two times I was nominated for a Grammy, either. I don’t have anything against it; you just don’t do things for those reasons. If you’re working for prizes, you’re in trouble.”
Dire Straits’ Mark and David Knopfler (2018)
The sibling front men squashed fans’ dreams of a reunion with very different rationale: David claimed the Rock Hall “reneged” on its promise to cover the required travel expenses to get to Cleveland from his native England, while Mark, well … didn’t say anything at all. It’s been a year, and he still hasn’t commented or offered a response as to why he didn’t show up. The closest we have to any reasoning comes from the band’s bassist, who says Mark insisted that “he didn’t feel like coming” and “it didn’t appeal to him.”
In conclusion while there have been many trail blazers in the past carving a revolutionary path it seems that people are beginning to wake up and the antiquated methods of the powers that be have always relied upon to serve their own agendas are coming to an end. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is in desperate need of restructuring to adapt to an ever changing musical culture if its going to be saved. There’s no place for politics in music unless its written in song. The people are calling for a more philosophical attitude that embodies musical justice.
Third Chamber has been lurking around the Calgary metal scene for years, biding their time and working tirelessly to bring to you their debut EP “Harvesting Our Decay”on November 22, 2019.
The greasy and chugging death metal is a myriad of genre flavours taking into account the styles and influences of the five musicians who have been gracing stages for decades in their other projects and bands. Now they have come together to produce a mechanical blackened sound with lyrical content that is not for the faint of heart. The band explains:
“Lyrically the songs are based on the current politicized state of the world. Environmentally, economically and socially everything is used by the beating drums of those in power to maintain control and their position. Musically we are aiming to help you cope with said issues by providing an aggressive yet melodic 25 minutes of blackened death metal sure to make you drive faster and work out harder and maybe even help people realize that a 1st world problem is the least of their problems.”
The five-song EP is introduced with the title track as a single which takes a look at how humanity is destroying the environment with constant wars, exploitation of natural resources and endless pollution. As the band quips:
“We’re f*cked and won’t survive the earth once the healing truly begins.”
Watch the ‘Harvesting Our Decay’ lyric video via its exclusive premiere on Ghost Cult MagHERE.
With influences primarily being old school death metal, Third Chamber adds a spatter of modern death metal aesthetics to the tune of Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, At the Gates, Misery Index and a touch of Napalm Death.
EP pre-order here. (Digital, CD and a limited quantity of hand-numbered cassettes)
Third Chamber will be playing live in Alberta in November and December. Don’t forget your earplugs.
Show Dates: Nov 23 – Red Deer, AB – The Krossing Nov 29 – Medicine Hat, AB – Heartwood Cafe Nov 30 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room Temple Dec 6 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
Comprised of several musicians with a long history in Calgary’s metal scene, Third Chamber is cooking up a new, yet familiar death metal sound that will nourish even the pickiest of metal enthusiasts.
With death being the main ingredient in their metal melting pot, hints of grindcore and hardcore also stand out amidst flavours of politically charged lyrics. Third Chamber is not music for the soft, besides being musically ferocious, the lyrical content is a brutal reflection of the current state of the world. From negative motivations of religious organizations, the effects of social media on mental distress, the ever-growing pride of ignorance, the exploitation of our natural resources for the profit of the wealthy and the manipulation and lack of actual truth in most media consumed by the ever-growing bewildered herd.
In 2019, Third Chamber is releasing their debut five-track EP “Harvesting Our Decay”.
Canada’s Morgan Rider & The Deep Dark River are announcing their new album and the second installment in The Deep Dark River quadrilogy saga – “Leviathan and The Deep Dark Blue”.
The first chapter “King of The Forest” (North Soul Records) this past June and now “Leviathan and The Deep Dark Blue” (North Soul Records) is ready to be experienced by listeners this coming November 22nd. The first single is ‘The Seafaerers’, which also comes in an acoustic version on the album.
Melodic, dreamy and folky, ‘The Seafaerers’ tells the story of the Ocean God and his desire and attempts to destroy the shore dwellers, who in turn take up arms and set forth to claim the ocean as their own. An excellent excerpt from the story the whole album will detail, the single can be heard via its exclusive premiere on Bravewords at the following link HERE.
Morgan Rider and The Deep Dark Rivercombine all the humble qualities of blues, folk and classical into a well-balanced, artfully crafted musical reflection on life, hope and old-fashioned storytelling while delivering a uniquely fresh and uplifting listening experience.
Track Listing: 1 – Beneath The Crushing Tides (2:12) 2 – The Immeasurable Fathoms (6:35) 3 – Dread (4:38) 4 – Ignite The Tempests (5:01) 5 – The Seafaerers (4:50) 6 – When The Waves Are Stilled (7:15) 7 – Where the Light May Never Reach (2:53) 8 – The Immeasurable Fathoms (Acoustic) (4:59) 9 – Dread (Acoustic) (4:00) 10 – Ignite The Tempests (Acoustic) (5:33) 11 – The Seafaerers (Acoustic) (5:02) 12 – When The Waves Are Stilled (Acoustic) (5:28) Album Length: 58:31
Morgan Rider of The Deep Dark River embarks this fall to play 15 solo dates across Ontario before the album release concert on December 28. Dates below.
Tour Dates: 10.13 – Pickering, ON – OpenStudio Art Cafe 10.15 – Whitby, ON – The Pearson 10.16 – Lindsay, ON – Coach & Horses 10.19 – Whitby, ON – Town Brewery 10.24 – Oshawa, ON – Cork & Bean * 10.26 – Waterloo, ON – The Beat Goes On 10.20 – Gravenhurst, ON – The Oar 11.01 – Campbellford, ON – Church Key Grindhouse 11.02 – Pickering, ON – OpenStudio Art Cafe * 11.03 – Peterborough, ON – The Black Horse 11.15 – Bowmanville, ON – Manantler Craft Brewing 11.16 – Huntsville, ON – Huntsville Alehouse 11.21 – Kingston, ON – Musiikki 11.22 – Lindsay, ON – Boiling Over’s 12.27 – Perth, ON – Fiddleheads 12.28 – Toronto, ON – Cherry Cola’s (LEVIATHAN ALBUM RELEASE PARTY) * = duo
About:Born in 1989, singer, songsmith and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Rider had his earliest imaginings of life as a musician while contending with an often tumultuous childhood. Overhearing his mother – who is a trained operatic soprano – his love and understanding of music blossomed at an early age. Morgan eventually spending his adolescent and early adult years performing in touring metal bands – appearing on tours and large festivals across North America and Europe.
During the summer of 2017, Morgan’s adoration of folk, classical and blues music finally culminated into a project and the beginnings of a collection of songs. The name Deep Dark River had been stuck in his head for years, as a byproduct of his writings and alluding to the very nature of his ideas as a musician and artist. As such, Deep Dark River became the name by which he would perform beneath.
While his ideas began to take form, so did his mindset for what became the early stages of Deep Dark River. In March of 2018, the first original Deep Dark River single ‘The Golden Bough’ was released digitally worldwide. Morgan began performing live and also toured solo to the Canadian east coast to promote the single. In the summer of 2018, the debut album Deep Dark River was released and supported with a full Canadian solo tour over 5 weeks.
As 2018 neared its end, Morgan called upon his friend Nathen Morrison to contribute cello to the sounds of Deep Dark River, solidifying the project as a duo. The pair immediately began rehearsing and recording the first of a four-album quadrilogy – which Morgan had written the bulk of on his travels. The first single featuring the pair – Starfire – was released in March of 2019 along with the album “King of The Forest” released on June 21st, 2019 via North Soul Records. Not slowing down, the pair have their next album just months later “The Deep Dark Blue” planned for release via North Soul Records on November 22nd, 2019 with its lead single ‘The Seafaerers’.
Rapper uses Cattle Decapitations cover art for new up-coming album “Death Atlas” for his mixed tape and doesn’t even bother removing their logo so the band took to social media and decided to create a teeshirt out of the whole situation available for only 24 hours on their website. See below.
YES, THIS IS FOR REAL
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Their long awaited 9th studio album, “Death Atlas” is due out November 29th 2019. PRE-ORDER NOW
Cattle Decapitation have never shied away from confronting the awfulness wrought upon the natural world by the human race, and Death Atlas is their bleakest offering to date. The cover art says it all: a stooped, skeletal Grim Reaper carrying the burnt-out husk of our planet on his back. “The core concept of this record is humanity’s insignificance despite what we’ve convinced ourselves,” explains vocalist Travis Ryan. “That’s kind of why this album cover takes place in space, to remind you that ‘the universe always finds a way to purge’. In the grand scheme of things, our species is merely a fleeting thought.” This imagery is backed up with a ferocious soundtrack, which includes elements of death metal, grindcore, black metal, sludge, doom, drone – with Ryan’s vocals broader and more fully realized than ever before.
Produced once again by Dave Otero (http://www.flatlineaudio.com), Death Atlas also features a number of guests: Laure Le Prunenec (Igorrr, Ricinn), Riccardo Conforti (Void of Silence), Dis Pater (Midnight Odyssey), Jon Fishman (Phish) – plus, brass instrumentalists from Ottone Pesante. The end result of these experimentations and collaborations is one of the most devastating records of 2019, and it demands an emotional response.
As the band prepares to tour and hopefully reach places they have yet play, what Ryan wants listeners to take away from Death Atlas is clear: “I want people to be shocked into thinking more about their futures, their loved ones, the pain they’re potentially subjecting their future generations to. Everyone just seems to live in the now with no care for tomorrow, and that’s incorrect thinking, as far as today goes. Don’t make tomorrow a cancelled check.”
Nov. 22 — Austin, Texas @ Empire Control Room Nov. 23 — Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill Nov. 24 — Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall Nov. 25 — New Orleans, La. @ The Parish @ House Of Blues Nov. 26 — Orlando, Fla. @ The Abbey Nov. 27 — Fort Lauderdale, Fla. @ Culture Room + Nov. 29 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Hell @ Masquerade + Nov. 30 — Richmond, Va. @ Canal Club Dec. 01 — New York, N.Y. @ Le Poisson Rouge Dec. 02 — Boston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall Dec. 03 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Foundry @ The Fillmore Dec. 04 — Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House Dec. 05 — Chicago, Ill. @ Metro w/ Atheist, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher, Vitriol Dec. 06 — Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada Theater Dec. 07 — Denver, Colo. @ The Oriental Dec. 08 — Grand Junction, Colo. @ Mesa Theater Dec. 10 — Albuquerque, N.M. @ El Rey Theater Dec. 11 — Mesa, Ariz. @ Club Red Dec. 12 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Decibel Pre-Party @ The Regent Dec. 13 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Fremont Country Club Dec. 14 — Fresno, Calif. @ Strummers Dec. 15 — Berkeley, Calif. @ UC Theatre Dec. 17 — Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox Dec. 18 — Portland, Ore. @ Bossanova Ballroom Dec. 19 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Holy Diver Dec. 20 — Pomona, Calif. @ The Glass House Dec. 22 — San Diego, Calif. @ Brick By Brick + No Author & Punisher
Edmonton’s Tymo have fleshed out a new single ‘Sanity Clause’,which is being premiered exclusively via Bravewords at the following link HERE.
This single is the first release from the band since their 2017 album “Purge and Reset” and they are fired up to get this new single to ears! They quote with enthusiasm:
“We hope that people are as excited to hear what we’ve come up with as we are to put it out! We can never know for sure how people will respond to our music, but we’re excited to see what people think!”
Influenced by thrash heavyweights including Megadeth, Slayer and Municipal Waste, the single is their first that will depart from the melodic end of the metal spectrum exhibiting more speed, energy and technicality that is akin to the traditional thrash sound. In their own words:
“It’s a fast, skull crushing song, which tells the story of one not being able to escape their consciousness. When the obstacles in life become too hard, they take their own life only to realize it’s much worse in the afterlife and the consequences are worse.”
What started as a solo project for Tim Tymo evolved into a full-fledged band with the addition of Nick Schwartz, Harlen Jacobs and Marc Durie. They describe their sound eloquently by coining it as a ‘golden shower of thrash metal’ and citing that this single is a taste of what’s to come on the upcoming album the thrashers have chosen nine songs that they think will stand out the best and are stoked to be releasing them soon.
Metalheads get ready! This single comes out October 4, 2019 on all music platforms.
They will fill you up with “nice juicy riffage”, some critics have stated about Tymo: a band whose attitude lives to the title of their debut album “Purge & Reset”. Lead guitarist and vocalist Tim Tymo explains that the origin of the title is more than words; it is a statement of lost faith in humanity. “Let’s just say we have a creator or superior being. If this being gave up everything we needed to flourish and returned to see all the wars and corruption, it would want to wipe the slate clean and start over. Hence…PURGE AND RESET!”
Formed in Edmonton in 2015, Tymo is comprised of Tim Tymo as the lead guitarist and vocalist, Nick Schwartz on rhythm guitar, Harlen Jacobs on bass, and Marc Durie on drums.
Tymo was among Edmonton’s finalists in the Wacken Metal Battle Canada contest: a battle of the bands with the goal of playing in the Wacken Open Air music festival in Germany. They have played with bands such as Ninjaspy, Mortillery, Hazzerd, W.M.D., and Thor. Inspired by Municipal Waste, Megadeth, Slayer, Bonded by Blood, and Metallica, Tim Tymo describes the band’s sound as “loud, angry, and explosive thrash”. Tymo has a serious mission to entertain their fans. “We love writing and performing, and we all share a common passion for thrash metal. We wanted to reference our heroes and mix up that inspiration with our own brew and see what we came up with; and here we are. We want to give people a source of inspiration and excitement!”
Live, Tymo has much in common with their heroes Municipal Waste. “We like to look at our shows as something to keep everyone entertained, such as having something unique happen during each song. We will have our mascot run out and mosh with the crowd and add little changes throughout each song to keep the set memorable.” Tymo’s debut album “Purge & Reset” was released in August of 2017 and is available online at all major online retailers.