KING PARROT - New song premiere via Metal Hammer UK
Australia's thrash / grind maestros KING PARROT have teamed up with Metal Hammer UK to premiere a new track from their upcoming 3rd studio album, "Ugly Produce". The album is set to be released on September 22nd via Agonia Records in Europe (Housecore Records in North America and Rocket/EVP in Australia). Listen to the track "Disgrace Yourself" at this link:
This latest installment from KING PARROT exceeds the wildest expectations for an acerbic and unapologetic slab of thrash metal. Fierce lyrics, spiked with grindcore intensity, and dusted with shades of hardcore-infested punk attitude, the album sets the bar higher than its predecessor, "Dead Set", from 2015.
"Ugly Produce" offers ten tracks of distinctively punishing and powerful anthems, veined deeply in the extreme underground sound. After recording the previous album in the US, 2017 saw the band head back home to where it all began - recording their third full-length album with Blood Duster's Jason PC, at the enigmatic Goatsound Studios. The mastering was done by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege Studio (Sleep, High On Fire, Nails) in the US, while the cover artwork was created by Boyd Synnott and Simon Robins for GraphOrlock.
2. Piss Wreck
3. Disgrace Yourself
4. All Hail The Grub
5. Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag
7. Now it Stokes Frenzy
8. Numb Skull
9. Die Before You Die
10. Spookin’ The Animals
LADY BEAST - New album “Vicious Breed” to be recorded soon
Pittsburgh, PA NWOBHM-inspired upstarts LADY BEAST will be entering +/- Studios in early September to record their third full-length album, “Vicious Breed”, which will also serve as the band’s first release for Italy’s Cruz Del Sur Music. Jason Jouver will be handling production duties; Karl Dahmer has been enlisted to create the album’s cover.
Comments guitarist Twiz: “Musically, I'd say it's a continuation of the ‘Metal Immortal’ EP. Some of the songs were written at the same time as the songs on the EP. I think it's our most dynamic and diverse album to date. We have fast songs (‘Vicious Breed’), heavy songs (‘Lone Hunter’), melodic songs, a ballad (‘Always With Me’), rockers (‘Get Out Of My Way’), and an instrumental. I'm probably most proud of the songs on this than I am of other stuff I've written”
“I am very proud of the melodies and lyrical content on this album,” adds vocalist Deborah Levine. “I have a bit of a formula when I start writing lyrics. The music and feel of the song obviously help the direction I turn, but also I like to have a skeleton of the same idea for each album. The song of an epic story, the hopeful song, the metal ripper, etc. Each is important as it builds the album as a whole. On 'Vicious Breed', we have our first ballad, on which it will be fun to slow it down and have people hear a different side of us.”
“Vicious Breed” is set for October 2017, after which, LADY BEAST hopes to embark on their most expansive run of shows to date.
“We are excited to release our third full-length, but first release with Cruz Del Sur,” concludes the band. “This is by far our greatest album yet and we are excited to get out there and play it for the world. We have goals of more international touring in the next year. Europe is our biggest goal right now and we are networking as we speak trying to plan a LADY BEAST European tour, as well as touring in the States and writing new music!”
Seal the Hex
Always With Me
Every Giant Shall Fall
LEWIS & THE STRANGE MAGICS - New album details and video clip available
Spanish Heavy-Psych-Rockers LEWIS & THE STRANGE MAGICS are back with their second full-length! "Evade Your Soul" will be released on 20th October 2017 via Soulseller Records on CD, vinyl and in digital formats.
With this new album the band offers a heavier and more psychedelic sound, highlighting melodic songs with fuzzy riffs, crazy keys, spiritual lyrics and a lot of groove.
A video for the song "You’ll Be Free Forever" is available at this location: https://youtu.be/Z9Zpas_cU_A
1. Leaving Myself
2. Ugly Face
3. TV Monsters
4. Lisa Melts The Wax
5. Out Of My Home
6. You’ll Be Free Forever
9. Another Lonely Soul (On The Road)
SPIRIT ADRIFT - New album 'Curse Of Conception' in October
20 Buck Spin welcomes Arizona’s psychedelic desert doom unit, SPIRIT ADRIFT – featuring members of Gatecreeper, Goya, and others – signing the act for the October release of their second LP, "Curse Of Conception".
"Curse Of Conception" was engineered and mixed by Sanford Parker (Yob, Pelican, Eyehategod) and features artwork by Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Magic Circle, Autopsy). In conjunction with the public announcement of the album details, the album’s title track has also been issued early.
Stream and share the title track at: http://listen.20buckspin.com/album/curse-of-conception
The album will see release through 20 Buck Spin worldwide on CD, LP, and digital formats on October 6th 2017.
2. Curse Of Conception
3. To Fly On Broken Wings
4. Starless Age (Enshrined)
5. Graveside Invocation
6. Spectral Savior
8. Onward, Inward
MAUSOLEUM GATE - "Solomon’s Key" Lyric Video
Up-and-coming Finnish metal revivalists MAUSOLEUM GATE have released the lyric video for “Solomon’s Key”. The song is culled from their forthcoming sophomore “Into A Dark Divinity” album, which is set for a September 8th release by Cruz Del Sur Music.
Stocked with the band’s now-trademark guitar harmonies along with the theatrical, stratospheric voice of V-P Varpula, “Solomon’s Key” is a total throwback to when classy songwriting and imagery ruled above all else. Adorned with images from “Into A Dark Divinity’s” album cover, the lyric video for “Solomon’s Key” is just a small glimpse of the majesty that awaits.
ARGUS - "You Are The Curse" Lyric Video
Pittsburgh, PA traditional metal force ARGUS have released the lyric video for “You Are The Curse”, which is taken from their forthcoming “From Fields Of Fire” album. The LP is set for a September 8th release via Cruz Del Sur Music.
Pre-order “From Fields Of Fire” at this location: http://tinyurl.com/ycssx53j
Comments vocalist Brian “Butch” Balich: “‘You Are The Curse’ was the first song we wrote for ‘From Fields Of Fire’. Dave [Watson, guitar] brought it in and it immediately fit. I knew we had exciting things coming for the album when it came together. It’s classic ARGUS and a good song to introduce ‘From Fields of Fire’ to our friends worldwide. It’s an up-tempo, rhythmically aggressive but melodic song shot through with dark undertones. Lyrically, this song deals with the idea that sometimes we need look no further than ourselves for why things go wrong in our lives…as you sow so shall you reap. It’s been a live mainstay for about a year-and-a-half and one we expect to play often.”
ACEPHALIX - New album details and first song available
California death metal horde ACEPHALIX – featuring members of Vastum, Necrot, Depressor, and more – has completed their third LP, and is preparing to unleash "Decreation" upon the public masses in September. New label home 20 Buck Spin has unloaded a YouTube stream of the album’s pummeling second track, “Suffer (Life In Fragments),” along with early preorders for the record.
The rotten corpse of ACEPHALIX, the Bay Area’s beast of barbarism, has been re-animated. Abnormally deceased since the band’s Southern Lord debut, "Deathless Master", the crushing return of "Decreation" leaves no bone unbroken and no skull intact. The album was recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Vastum, Necrot, Ghoul), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Black Breath), and completed with artwork by Adam Burke (Occultation, Loss, Gatecreeper, Artificial Brain).
20 Buck Spin will release "Decreation" on LP, CD, and digital formats on September 22nd!
1. Upon This Altar
2. Suffer (Life In Fragments)
3. Mnemonic Death
4. God Is Laughing
5. Excremental Offerings
6. Egoic Skin
SLOUGH FEG - Rejoins Cruz Del Sur Music
San Francisco true metal troubadours SLOUGH FEG have rejoined Italy’s Cruz Del Sur Music, the label behind the band’s heralded “Atavism” (2005), “Hardworlder” (2007) and “Ape Uprising!” (2009) albums.
Comments vocalist/guitarist Mike Scalzi: “We are happy to announce that we are back with Cruz Del Sur Music and will begin recording a new album in July! We believe that a smaller ‘boutique’ label such as Cruz Del Sur is appropriate for our sound, fanbase and work ethic, and look forward to working with Enrico [Leccese] and company again.”
“I am extremely excited to have SLOUGH FEG back on Cruz Del Sur!” says Leccese. “It is always nice when bands you like track you down. It’s even more special when it’s someone you’ve worked with for about ten years and established a friendly relationship. It’s a recognition that we were doing something right in the past. I can’t wait to hear the new album and share it with the metal world.”
Continues Scalzi: “The new album will be called ‘The New Organon’, and the songs are somewhat of a return to the heavier side of our sound: more rustic, heavy, churning, medieval/Celtic and proggy sounding riffs, as opposed to the more ’70s rock sounds of more recent albums. But don’t worry: there will be a couple of rockers as well! We will also have some newer, experimental songwriting styles, mixing heavy rock and metal with the melodic sounds of ’50s and ’60s pop. Imagine DEL SHANNON singing for BLUE CHEER! After all, it wouldn’t be a SLOUGH FEG album without some bizarre surprises!
“So, journey we more into the vaults of the Voi-vaudevillian…the Epic-cure for all Epicurean Angst and Ennui. The Celtic cacophony continues!”
SACRED LEATHER - "Ultimate Force (Live Leather)" - video clip
Indianapolis classic metal renegades SACRED LEATHER have released the video for “Ultimate Force (Live Leather)”, which is the title track from the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut album. The LP is set for a February 2018 release via Cruz Del Sur Music.
Filmed and edited by Parasol Photographics, “Ultimate Force (Live Leather)” was shot in Indianapolis during the first of two opening sets for NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD and former MANOWAR guitarist ROSS THE BOSS. The video was directed and produced by Magnus Legrand.
Comments vocalist Wrathchild: “The title track serves as the first passage of the record ‘Ultimate Force’, which chronicles the rise of the Legion of Leather. Led by the Lost Destructor, the Legion congregate in order to harness the Ultimate Force to reign in dominancy, set to the backdrop of an apocalyptic climate.”
SACRED LEATHER was created out of necessity, summoning the spirit of heavy metal forefathers in an age mired in apostasies.
With influences evident to any heavy metal purist, SACRED LEATHER’s music seems to emerge directly from the early ’80s, mixing elegant and nostalgic hard rock/proto metal with the most belligerent side of NWOBHM.
DEMON EYE -"The Redeemer" track premiere
DEMON EYE proudly present "The Redeemer" from their upcoming new album, "Prophecies and Lies" - to be released on 11th August 2017 through Soulseller Records. The premiere is co-hosted worldwide exclusively via The Obelisk (USA) and The Sludgelord (UK).
The Obelisk (including review): http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2017/07/11/demon-eye-prophecies-and-lies-review-stream
The Sludgelord (including top 5 influential albums): http://thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2017/07/track-premiere-raleigh-north-carolinas.html
Pre-Orders: Worldwide & North America