RIVERS OF NIHIL Finish New Album. Not Finnish, Finish like Complete

Reading, PA’s Rivers of Nihil have officially completed work on their follow up to The Conscious Seed of Light. The band tracked at Atrium Audio (atriumaudiopa.com), just a short drive from their hometown to Lancaster, PA with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. Guitarist Brody Uttley detailed the equipment and process in a pair of blogs. Read those both HERE and HERE.

The new album’s details will be released within the coming weeks and is tentatively scheduled for a late summer release worldwide on Metal Blade Records. Stay tuned for music, art, tour dates, and more.

Rivers of Nihil‘s debut album, The Conscious Seed of Light, was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. While The Conscious Seed of Light is not necessarily a concept album traditionally speaking, Rivers of Nihil began their project with the idea that they would release four separate albums tied together with one common theme: each reflecting a particular season of a year.

Bassist Adam Biggs elaborates;

The Conscious Seed of Light is intended to be representative of spring and explores various themes concerning new beginnings, growth, and an attachment to the natural world in a post-human Earth. Unlike some concept records however, we wanted to allow each song to work on its own terms. Rather than have the songs rely on each other to move a specific story structure forward; they work within their own separate narratives, but ultimately serve the album’s broader concept.

Rivers of Nihil‘s lineup is rounded out by guitarists Brody Uttley, vocalist Jake Dieffenbach, and drummer Alan Balamut.

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Swedish Death Metallers, GUTTER INSTINCT Unleash EP Deets

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Swedish death metal quintet GUTTER INSTINCT will release their debut EP, the four-track “The Insurrection,” on May 19 (North America), May 18 (UK/EU) and May 22 (DE).
Recorded at Helsingborg’s Studio Mangelrum with Kristofer Orstadius, the band drew inspiration from newer bands such as Teitanblood, Bölzer, Grave Miasma, Black Witchery and Portal to expand their distinct grinding tone with dark, haunting blackened smatterings. Further details on the new EP will be released in the coming weeks, including the worldwide premiere of the new track “The Invisble Hand” on April 14. For now, listen to a teaser of what’s to come in the below video clip or via YouTube HERE.
GUTTER INSTINCT was founded in 2012 by Oscar Persson (guitars), Hannes Hellman (guitars) and Thomas Ernemyr (vocals) in Helsingborg, Sweden. With an aim to unleash music with no compromise or remorse, the band in 2013 recorded and self-released their first demo tape, “Obedience,” which focused on themes of oppression, anti-religion and anti-establishment. Receiving acclaim from Swedish press, the band went through a series of lineup changes before finalizing drummer Ola Håkansson and bassist Simon Isaksson. The group was quickly spotted by Prosthetic Records, who picked them up for an international, multi-album deal.
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Get to know SECRETS OF THE SKY

Dark, brooding, pure, eclectic, Pathway features Garett Gazay fluctuating between monstrous growls and clean, soothing vocal cascades, all the while complimenting the twisted compositions of guitarists Andrew Green and Clayton Bartholomew. Bassist Ryan Healy and drummer Lance Lea round out the lineup, their rhythms and distinctive voices adding further depth to the collective’s meticulous, blackened soundscrapes. Sonically, SECRETS OF THE SKY aimed for a massive, clean, and organic sounding production. Much time was invested in obtaining huge drum sounds and the focus was on single performance takes throughout the process. The result is an ambitious foray into conceptual storytelling, coupled with emotional music full of peaks and valleys. This is a metal record, to be sure, but more importantly, it sounds like an album of music. This is not a random sequencing of songs or a search for a “hit” single; the tracks all have their place in the story, and the cuts in between actually drive the narrative through sound effects and ambiance. SECRETS OF THE SKY‘s Pathway is an experience to be had, as well as a record to merely be heard.

Pathway is available for pre-order now at metalblade.com/secretsofthesky

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#TWRradio Canuck Brothers, TITAN’S EVE Announce New Album

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Vancouver Thrashers TITANS EVE New Album ‘Chasing The Devil’ Due Out June 12th

Reveal Artwork, Track Listing and Post Track By Track Preview

TITAN’S EVE (from left to right) Jesse Hord – Bass/Backing Vocals,  Casey Ory – Drums, Brian Gamblin – Lead Vocals / Guitar, Kyle Gamblin – Vocals/Guitar (Photo: Shimon Karmel)

Chasing The Devil – Track by Track Album Preview – https://youtu.be/hPWakRtsE_Y

Chasing The Devil – Album Pre-Order here.

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Live Video – Road To Ruin – Watch here.

With two full lengths under their belt ‘Life Apocalypse’ (2012) and ‘The Divine Equal’ (2011) plus multiple tours across Canada, USA and Europe with bands such as Arch Enemy, Voivod, Anvil, Kill Devil Hill and more. Vancouver, BC thrashers Titans Eve return with a preview of artwork, track listing and headbanging audio from their latest effort ‘Chasing The Devil’ due out June 12, 2015.

“We are so proud and excited to start sharing our upcoming album ‘Chasing The Devil’ with the metal community! All we want as a band is to empower and connect with all of you and this new album will do just that.” comments vocalist / guitarist Brian Gamblin.

Recorded at Vancouver’s legendary Warehouse Studio with producer Eric Mosher whose credits for engineering includes AC/DC, Nickelback, and Buckcherry plus mastering done by Canadian metal hero Jeff Waters of Annihilator, ‘Chasing The Devil’ features eight skull crushing tunes that stay true to Titans Eve‘s roots of straight up anthemic thrash.

To listen to the track by track album preview, please visit the following link here.

and for album pre-order, please visit the following link here.

titans eve "chasing the devil" album preview

Track Listing: Titans Eve – Chasing The Devil
1. We Defy
2. War Path
3. No Kingdom
4. Another Day
5. Chasing The Devil
6. The Grind
7. Stranded
8. The Endless Light
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MELECHESH Crashes The Billboard Chart Party

Enki, the new album from the pioneers of Sumerian thrashing black metal MELECHESH was released last Tuesday via Nuclear Blast Records.  Enki entered The Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #26!  Enki is the band’s sixth full-length album and features iconic guests including Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Killer Be Killed), Sakis Tolis (ROTTING CHRIST) and Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax).

The album, which is the follow up to 2010’s masterpiece, The Epigenesis can be purchased from the Nuclear Blast Web Store HERE.

A trailer for the album can be viewed HERE.

Enki was recorded in Greece by Giorgos Bokos (ROTTING CHRIST) while Jonas Kjellgren (IMMORTAL, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, OVERKILL, HYPOCRISY) took care of the mixing and mastering in his renowned Black Lounge Studios in Sweden. Drums were recorded at Devasoundz Studio with Fotis Benardo (ex-SEPTICFLESH, ex-NIGHTRAGE)

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Scott Ian, John Tempesta, Joey Vera Project Debut Video, Album Available Now

The day has finally arrived and the debut from MOTOR SISTER, Ride is out now on Metal Blade Records! The album can be ordered at metalblade.com/motorsister.

Coinciding with the album’s release the band is pleased to unveil their new video for the track “A Hole“.

Check out the video directed by Jack Bennett and an exclusive interview with Scott Ian HERE.

MOTOR SISTER is a group of musicians whose collective musical pedigrees speak for themselves.

Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronts the band, with Anthrax’s Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums.

The group was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian’s fiftieth birthday party. Thanks to Scott’s wife Pearl Aday, who has been working on her solo career with Mother Superior front man Jim Wilson for years, all it took was a quick phone call and the stage was literally set for Scott’s dream gig.

I wanted to cherry-pick a set list of my favorite Mother Superior songs and get these guys together and have the concert at my house,” Ian says of the event that eventually led to an album.

That album became known as MOTOR SISTER‘s Ride.

The video for “Fork in the Road” which provides a rare glimpse into the recording of this Mother Superior favorite by MOTOR SISTER can be viewed HERE.

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KORPIKLAANI Tease & Tickle



KORPIKLAANI are set to release their new album NoitaMay 5 in North America via Nuclear Blast. Jan Yrlund, of Darkgrove Design, created the artwork.  Yrlund has created all the KORPIKLAANI artwork in recent years and once again has come up with another masterpiece.  

The band posted a trailer for the new album that gives insight on the recording process of their ninth studio album.  

View the trailer HERE.


Noita was recorded at Petrax Studio with Aksu Hanttu handling production, recording and mixing again. It is also the first KORPIKLAANI album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula Perttula‘s joining the band has added another dimension in the band’s folk arrangements alongside Fiddler Tuomas Rounakari.

 

Noita is available for pre-order HERE.

 

Recently KORPIKLAANI announced a co-headline tour in North America, with long time friends Ensiferum, with support coming from Trollfest.  The tour is set to kick off May 6th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through May 29th in New York, NY.  Additional dates will to be added to the end of April with Trollfest only.

 

KORPIKLAANI with Ensiferum and Trollfest:

5/6: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

5/7: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

5/8: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

5/9: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

5/10: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre

5/12: Calgary, AB @ Republik

5/13: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

5/15: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

5/16: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater

5/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

5/18: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

5/19: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

5/20: Toronto, ON @ Opera House

5/21: Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks

5/22: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda

5/23: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec

5/24: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

5/26: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater

5/27: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

5/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

5/29: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

 

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OBSCURA is back!

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Obscura Prepare First New Album in Four Years; Launch Digital Tab Book

Get The ‘Omnivium’ Guitar Tablature Book HERE

German progressive metal masters OBSCURA will enter Dreamsound Studios this April to begin recording drums for their highly anticipated new album and first full-length in over four years. The band will work once again with long time producer V. Santura (Cosmogenesis, Omnivium). The album will see a late 2015 release via Relapse Records. Guitarist / vocalist Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming material:

“We are all pleased with the new material which pairs the songwriting, technicality and arrangements of our previous albums with the creative input of members Linus Klausenitzer, Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschläger and Sebastian Lanser, while keeping our trademark prog riffing across the fusion and death metal landscape that makes Obscura sound unique. This album sees Obscura move a step further.”

While the band prepares the upcoming recordings, a digital tablature book of their critically acclaimed record Omnivium is available for pay-what-you-want download at the band’s website http://www.realmofobscura.com. The book contains 368 pages in total, including tabs for all lead and rhythm guitars, transcribed live versions of each solo and arrangements for two guitars plus liner notes for each song. It can be purchased directly here. The band has also uploaded a video featuring Steffen Kummerer showcasing his new custom RAN guitar.

More details on the band’s upcoming album will be announced shortly.

Obscura Tour Dates:

July 18 – Prog Stage Festival Israel
July 24 – Metal Days Open Air Tolmin, Slovenia

Watch Steffen Kummerer Discuss His Signature RAN Guitar HERE

What you missed LAST NIGHT on #TWRradio

Episode CCLXXIX [279] The Welding Room
Thursday, February 19, 2015 WRDR-DB [TuneIn]
5:00-9:00pm ET
ARTIST TITLE ALBUM LABEL YEAR
36 Crazyfists Slivers Time and Trauma Spinefarm 2015
Upon Wings You Are My Weapon New Ocean Media 2015 +
WHYZDOM While The Witches Burn Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015 +
SIMUS Planet Caiak Vox Vult Bakerteam 2015
Deathpoint Sick, Sick, Sick Sinister Workhorse 2013
Sever the Drama Wilson Phillips Anselmo Chasing Shadows 2014 +
It’s Casual The Goldline The New Los Angeles II Stoked 2013
Arbitrator For That Which May Appease Lions Indoctrination of Sacrilege 2015 +
THE STRIGAS WAITING FOR GLORY A Poisoned Kiss To Reality Southern Brigade 2014
I AM HERESY March of Black Earth THY WILL Century Media 2014
BornBroken Watch The World Unwind 2014
Pig Destroyer Baltimore Strangler Book Burner Relapse 2012
The Body Politic Irradiate Egressor 2014
Lelahell Al Intissar The (Re) Birth Of Abderrahmane HPGD Productions 2014 +
Arch Enemy Dead Inside Burning Bridges Century Media 1999
Arch Enemy We Will Rise 2003
Arch Enemy As The Pages Burn War Eternal Century Media 2014
The Agonist The Escape Prisoners Century Media 2012
The Agonist My Witness, Your Victim Eye of Providence Century Media 2015
Profane And The Sacred Words Cargo 2015
Stuck Mojo Not Promised Tomorrow Snappin Necks Century Media 1995
Crisis Deadfall Deathshead Extermination Metal Blade 2007
RWAKE Nagarachi Xenoglossalgia Relapse 2015
Laugh At The Fakes Death Awaits Dethrone The Crown 2014
IRON REAGAN Miserable Failure The Tyranny of Will Relapse 2014
Wilson College Gangbang Full Blast Fuckery New Damage 2013 +
Blind Guardian Ashes Of Eternity Beyond The Red Mirror Nuclear Blast 2015
Ashes Of Ares What I Am Ashes Of Ares Nuclear Blast 2013
Orphaned Land All Is One All Is One Century Media 2013
Huntress Spell Eater Spell Eater Napalm 2012
EXHUMED Enucleation Gore Metal: A Necrospective Relapse 2015 +
Red Fang Crows in Swine Whales and Leeches Relapse 2013
Avatar Ready For The Ride The Black Waltz eOne 2012
Devin Townsend Project Juular Deconstruction InsideOut Music 2011
Ensiferum Axe of Judgement One Man Army Metal Blade 2015
Butcher Babies I Smell A Massacre Goliath Century Media 2013
Revocation Cradle Robber Chaos of Forms Relapse 2011
At The Gates The Circular Ruins At War With Reality Century Media 2014
FINSTERFORST Mach Dich Frei! Mach Dich Frei Napalm 2015
Gwar Slaughterama Scumdogs Of The Universe Metal Blade 1990
Clutch Crucial Velocity Earth Rocker Weathermaker 2013
Battlecross Push Pull Destroy Pursuit of Honor Metal Blade 2011
Voices Music for the Recently Bereaved London Candlelight 2015
Between the Buried and Me Blackened The Anatomy Of Victory 2006
The Dillinger Escape Plan Panasonic Youth Miss Machine Relapse 2004
Overkill Freedom Rings White Devil Armory eOne 2014
Strapping Young Lad Detox City Century Media 1997
Gojira The Axe L’Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner 2012 +
Fleshgod Apocalypse Elegy Labyrinth Nuclear Blast 2013
Cattle Decapitation Gristle Licker Monolith of Inhumanity Metal Blade 2012 +

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BEDEMON Returns! BLACK SABBATH Can Suck It

Bedemon (members of Pentagram) Stream Child of Darkness Reissue
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CD/LP Available Tuesday via Relapse

Listen to ‘Child Of Darkness’ via Noisey HERE
Widely considered America’s first doom metal band, BEDEMON are streaming their complete, archival recordings, Child of Darkness via Noisey here. Formed in 1973 and consisted of original Pentagram members Randy Palmer, Geof O’Keefe, and Bobby Liebling, the group was an offshoot of Pentagram, with a darker and doomier tone. BEDEMON recorded various sessions spanning from 1973-1979 which are being made available once again via Relapse Records after being out-of-print for over 10 years.
Child of Darkness will be made available on CD/LP on February 24th. Pre-Orders are available HERE.

Additionally, the release includes extensive liner notes from original members Mike Matthews and Geof O’Keefe and is a must for fans of Pentagram or traditional doom metal. BEDEMON’Child of Darkness is truly a crucial glimpse into the nihilistic minds that gave birth to an entire genre!

Bedemon is:

Randy Palmer (deceased), visionary songwriter and guitarist
Mike Matthews, bass and lead guitars
Geof O’Keefe, drums and lead guitar
Bobby Liebling, lead vocals

Pre-Order ‘Child Of Darkness’ from Relapse Records HERE
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