Album Review: Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

Mastodon Emperor of Sand Album Review

MASTODON – EMPEROR OF SAND

Release Date: March 31st, 2017

Mastodon is a band that I’ve been meaning to get in to for a few years now. I just never had that proper push in the right direction to start getting their stuff. The music I have heard from them over the years has been fantastic and they certainly have deserved to be one of the first names people bring up when talking about modern metal bands. I wanted this new album Emperor of Sand before even being asked to review it. I listened to parts of a few songs from it the day it was released and I knew this was the time to get in to them. Then a couple of days later I was asked to review it which gives me the perfect opportunity to dissect my opinion of the album and see if my first impression still holds up. Continue reading

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Prog-Sphere Premiere Violin Meets Instrumental Prog CYDEMIND’s ‘Tree of Tales’

Cydemind

Cydemind

Prog-Sphere Premiere Violin Instrumental Prog Metal CYDEMIND‘s ‘Tree of Tales. New Album ‘Erosion’ Out May 26th Continue reading

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Hailing from Norway DØDSRITUAL and their new album “Under Sort Sol” A fantastic mix of various Metal genres, with a ritualistic Black Metal feel.

Dodsritual

Dodsritual

Norway’s Dødsritual and their new offering “Under Sort Sol” is radical, twisted, vicious, and progressive. Filled with all manner of haunted, unexpected melodies, harbored over ten tracks and 46+ minutes. Incredible structure, with their own quality brand of semi-epic, ferociously ripping, mixture of Black Metal genres. All flowing seamlessly track to track, working in all these many styles and influences into their riffs and interludes. “Under Sort Sol” is a proud testament to what made the Scandinavian originators so groundbreaking. The album has the atmosphere, the aggression, and the songs to make a spine-tingling and all-around pleasurable listen. Continue reading

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TENGGER CAVALRY Announces North American Headline Tour with Support from FELIX MARTIN and HELSOTT

Tengger Cavalry

Tengger Cavalry

TENGGER CAVALRY Announces North American Headline Tour with Support from FELIX MARTIN and HELSOTT. Tour Begins June 3 in Montreal, QC. New Album, “Die On My Ride”, out June 2, 2017 Continue reading

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KALOPSIA Streaming New Song “Destined to Return” / Pre-Orders Available Now

Kalopsia

Kalopsia

New Jersey Death Metal Derelicts KALOPSIA have released a new song from forthcoming album Angelplague.

KALOPSIA will release Angelplague May 19 through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The album is now available for pre-order on CD and digital formats. Continue reading

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Cirith Ungol releases exclusive live version of “King Of The Dead”

Cirith Ungol

cirith ungol

In conjunction with Cirith Ungol‘s first ever live show on European soil at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany, Metal Blade Records will release the Ultimate Edition of Cirith Ungol‘s King Of The Dead album on the weekend of the fest, April 28th! This version was recorded live during the band’s comeback show at the Frost & Fire festival last October in Ventura, CA. Continue reading

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TOUR DATES UPDATED: REGGAE METAL FUSION NINJASPY CROSS CANADA TOUR + NEW ALBUM ‘SPÜKEN’ + NEW VIDEO ‘SPEAK’

 

Vancouver’s NINJASPY, a trio of blood brothers that have created a mteal fusion of hard, heavy, hook-laden music that runs the gamut of reggae, surf, metal and more will be performing their explsive and powerfully unhinged live show across Canada in support of their full length ‘Spüken’, released April 14, 2017.

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Below releases video for new track, “Disappearing Into Nothing”

 

Below

Below

On May 19th, Swedish epic doom metallers Below will release their new album, Upon A Pale Horse, worldwide via Metal Blade Records!.

Below comments: “‘Disappearing Into Nothing‘ is one of the first songs we started writing for this album. Straight away when we played that ferocious, really heavy main riff we said to each other ‘this must be the opener for the next album’! The song also has some very dynamic and vocally driven verses along with a melodic chorus. In short it’s slow, heavy, melodic and it features lyrics about slowly dying. Enjoy!” Continue reading

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Canadian Metal Legends Annihilator Announce 1st Canadian Tour in 20 Years!

Wacken Metal Battle & Long & McQuade PROUDLY PRESENT:

‘Ripping Through Canada Summer 2017 Tour’

Support On All Dates: MASON (Australia) + MUTANK (Montreal, QC)

Canada’s ANNIHILATOR is the lifework of guitarist Jeff Waters. Founded in 1984, the band took the metal scene by storm with their debut 1989 release “Alice In Hell”, upped the ante with 1990’s “Never, Neverland” and has continued a non-stop career-pattern of releasing records and touring with many of the biggest bands in the metal genre (mostly all outside North America), ever since; cementing ANNIHILATOR as the biggest-selling metal act in Canada’s history. Continue reading

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HAMMERFALL And DELAIN Kick Off Co-Headlining North American Tour Tonight in Toronto

Hammerfall

Hammerfall

The fans have waited almost a full year since the announcement, and now two of Europe’s finest metal exports and Napalm Records recording artists the might HAMMERFALL and DELAIN are set to kick off their co-headlining North American tour tonight in Toronto, ON.  The tour crisscrosses North America including an appearance in Worcester, MA at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and wraps up May 18th in Atlanta, GA.  A complete list of dates can be found below.  Continue reading

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ZARAZA: Full stream of “Spasms Of Rebirth”

Zaraza

Zaraza

Ecuador’s doom metal duo ZARAZA have published the full streaming of their latest album “Spasms Of Rebirth”. Continue reading

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Macedonia’s PROMETHEUS premieres new single “The Disgusting Tongues”

 

Prometheus

Prometheus

Macedonia’s black / death metallers PROMETHEUS have just premiered a new song titled “The Disgusting Tongues“.

“Consumed In Flames”will be released on April 28th via Katoptron IX Records.

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PERIPHERY – kick off ‘European Unrest’ tour next month

Periphery

Periphery

PERIPHERY will kick off their long awaited European tour in support of their latest album, ‘Periphery III: Select Difficulty’ on May 2nd in Wiesbaden. The month long tour also includes 2 UK dates – 19th May at Manchester’s Ritz and 20th May at London’s Forum. Support will come from The Contortionist and Destrage.
 
PERIPHERY
The Contortionist, Destrage
02.05.2017 (DE) Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
03.05.2017 (CH) Lausanne – Les Docks
05.05.2017 (IT) Milan – Santeria Social Club
06.05.2017 (IT) Bologna – Zona Roveri
07.05.2017 (AT) Vienna – Szene
08.05.2017 (DE) Berlin – Lido
09.05.2017 (DK) Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
11.05.2017 (FIN) Helsinki – Tavastia
13.05.2017 (SE) Stockholm – Klubben
14.05.2017 (NO) Oslo – Vulcan Arena
16.05.2017 (DE) Hamburg – Markthalle
17.05.2017 (DE) Cologne – Essigfabrik
18.05.2017 (BE) Antwerp – Trix
19.05.2017 (UK) Manchester – O2 Ritz
20.05.2017 (UK) London – O2 Forum
21.05.2017 (F) Paris – Le Trabendo
23.05.2017 (F) Nantes – Le Ferrailleur
24.05.2017 (F) Toulouse – Connexion
25.05.2017 (F) Lyon  – CCO
26.05.2017 (LUX) Esch-sur-Alzette – Rockhal
27.05.2017 (NL) Nijmegen – Doornroosje

 

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DYING FETUS Share “Fixated On Devastation” Music Video; Release New Album Pre-Order Information

 

Dying Fetus

Dying Fetus

Death metal overlords DYING FETUS has premiered the music video for the first track off their impending 8th studio album Wrong One To Fuck With. The video was filmed by Mitch Massie live at the Voltage Lounge in Philadelphia, PA on March 17th. Continue reading

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VOMIT REMNANTS: Decibel Magazine Streams Hyper Groove Brutality From Japanese Death Metal Legion; Record To Drop This Friday Via Unique Leader

 

Vomit Remnants

Vomit Remnants

Hyper Groove Brutality, the imminent new full-length from long-running Japanese brutal death metal maniacs VOMIT REMNANTS, will make its official decent upon the masses Friday, April 21st via Unique Leader Records. Continue reading

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