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Incantation Announces New Album, New Guitarist

U.S. death metal veterans Incantation will release their new album, Dirges Of Elysium, in late May, through Listenable Records. The band commented: “Elysium. Sky burial, necromancy, a cult in ancient Prussia, and pure blasphemy all await those who will hear the new release. The music is diverse, and holds more …

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Carnifex – Die Without Hope

@planetmosh reviews Die Without Hope .@carnifex out on .@nuclearblasteu A band coming out of hiatus, a year-and-a-half of writing and a new record deal, for Californian quintet Carnifex, this was just what they needed as they signed to Nuclear Blast, in what they describe as a ‘turning point’ and has …

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Killface – Feeding the Dead

Behemoth: Any creature or thing of monstrous size or power. In other words, Dublin Band Killface’s album, Feeding the Dead. I wonder if I should contact The Oxford Dictionary to try and get the old definition of Behemoth changed. Does she do that? Is that her, yeah? TO THE POINT: With this …

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DripBack – Failed Futures

@planetmosh reviews Failed Futures by .@DripBack DripBack’s debut album Failed Futures feels like a punishment, but one from which you gain a narcissistic pleasure. It is a relentless onslaught of riffs, drum thrashing, thunderous bass and lyrics that at times appear to be being metaphorically, if not literally, spat into …

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Terrorizer – World Downfall [Vinyl, Re-Issue]

If you’re one of the fortunate few to have snapped up this sold-out re-release of Terrorizer‘s seminal grindcore pillar World Downfall, we @PlanetMosh salute you. Record labels occasionally re-release out of print items for various reasons. Here, Earache Records re-released this on colorful vinyl (100 orange, 200 green, 300 red, …

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Lamb of God – O2 Academy, Glasgow – 16/01/2014

@AnybodyBC reviews the @LambOfGodBand @Decapitated @HuntressKills show in Glasgow for @PlanetMosh. @Roadrunner_UK @rrusa   Attending a kick ass metal gig is always a great start to a brand new year and 2014 began perfectly in the company of  brutal groove metallers Lamb of God in the O2 Academy, Glasgow. The …

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Death Toll Rising – ‘Infection Legacy’

This third album from Canada’s DTR is as good a slice of death metal mayhem as you are going to hear this year. Packed solid with soaring riffs, which succeed in holding the right mix of melody within their overall context of bombastic beatdowns and crushing themes, the band also …

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Broken Hope – Omen Of Disease

In the 1990’s, if you were in a death metal band, you were well-off if you could claim Florida, New York, or Chicago as your hometown. Each locale had something distinct to offer – NY had it’s slam “NYDM”, Florida had bands who pushed the genre to greater extremes like …

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Ferocity – The Sovereign

Ferocity, a Danish death metal band, focuses on truly ferocious vocals, thick buzzsaw stringwork, and solid percussion in a variety of tempos on their second and latest release, The Sovereign. Deep, guttural vocals are “mixed high”, tending to blot out what’s happening underneath. That said, the band seems to have …

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Psycroptic and support – The Pint, Dublin – 23/09/13

Monday Night in The Pint was the temporary home of Exhumer, Dyscarnate, Hour of Penance and Psycroptic. Although the line up was promising the turn-out was not all that great and I will have something to say about that too at the end. First up were Italian band Exhumer. Now, …

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Craven Idol – Towards Eschaton

Death metal band Craven Idol have arrived, with their debut album Towards Eschaton. This is the UK-based band’s first major release on a label, although their demo, released in 2006, did sell out all 50 copies. Raspy, caustic vocals in these eight tracks blend with ‘fast to blast’ tempo metal. …

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Bliss Of Flesh – Beati Pauperes Spiritu

France’s Bliss Of Flesh upholds the brutal death metal genre with their 2013 release, Beati Pauperes Spiritu. They seem vaguely similar to Behemoth in the latter’s early, intense years. The band does experiment with melody, especially during “On The Path To Expiation”. What sets this album apart from others within …

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Master – The Witchhunt

Master, the former Chicago – now Czech band, are alive and well! These guys rose through the same ranks that acts like Slayer and Metallica did. With The Witchhunt, they play through some of the most bludgeoning riffs of their career. A variety of moods and tempos offer something to …

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Incantation – Mortal Throne of Nazarene

Pennsylvania’s Incantation channel quintessential classic mid-90s deathmetal / grindcore with this reissue of 1994’s Mortal Throne of Nazarene. This band is one of the forerunners of what became brutal deathmetal. John McEntee and crew perfected the doom-to-blast atmospheric mood, alternating slow segments with ‘breakneck pace’ grindcore blastbeat licks. In eight songs, …

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Battlecross – War Of Will

Battlecross is an American modern death metal band showing European flar. With War Of Will, they offer a bit more melody and atmosphere then most. There’s a crisp, punchy sound with a triple vocal tone attack – from a hatecore screech to a brutal low growl. Battlecross offers unusually inspiring …

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Eternal Torture – Lacerate The Global Hate

Eternal Torture is a young death metal band from Munich (Bavaria), Germany. This band is part of the “we are faster and more extreme then anyone else” movement, with hyperspeed double-bass drumming, low guttural (and unintelligible) vocals, and downtuned guitars. Their twist on this pun intended, done-to-death schtick is that …

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