domingo, 23 de abril de 2017

News: ARTIFICIAL BRAIN: Noisey Streams Entire Infrared Horizon LP Alongside Interview; Album Out This Week Through Profound Lore


Noisey is now streaming ARTIFICIAL BRAIN's relentless second full-length, Infrared Horizon, as the album sees official release date through Profound Lore Records today.
 
With Infrared Horizon, Long Island-based ARTIFICIAL BRAIN has created an album far more advanced than their lauded Labyrinth Constellation debut, taking their brand of singular guttural yet technical and ambient sci-fi death metal to a new dimension. Produced by Colin Marson (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Krallice) at The Thousand Caves, Infrared Horizon sees the sonic architecture laid down by the band go further into the beyond and infinite.
 
Noisey has conducted an in-depth interrogation of ARTIFICIAL BRAIN, the transcript now published alongside an advance stream of the entire Infrared Horizon recording. Notes the accompanying write-up in part, "For Long Island metal band ARTIFICIAL BRAIN, the signs of humanity's demise have been in hiding in plain sight in popular literature and film. And their new album, Infrared Horizon, issues a forewarning to the dystopia that awaits should humanity continue its current trend."
 
Stream ARTIFICIAL BRAIN's Infrared Horizon only at Noisey RIGHT HERE.
 
Infrared Horizon will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats through Profound Lore Records this Friday, April 21st; preorders can be placed HERE.
 
Following their performance at Covenant Festival Montreal with the likes of Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, and many others, ARTIFICIAL BRAIN continues to promote the album with shows. This week they hit the East Coast alongside Pyrrhon, including a set at the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest pre-show with Die Choking and more. Stand by for additional live updates in the coming days.
 
ARTIFICIAL BRAIN Live:
4/21/2017 Court Tavern - New Brunswick, NJ w/ Abacinate
4/22/2017 The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA @ Decibel pre-fest matinee w/ Pyrrhon, Die Choking
4/23/2017 Shaker's Pub - Oakdale, NY w/ Pyrrhon
4/29/2017 The Maywood - Raleigh, NC w/ Pyrrhon
4/30/2017 The Pinch - Washington DC w/ Pyrrhon, Horrendous
5/11/2017 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ River Black
5/14/2017 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Pyrrhon
5/26/2017 The Haunt - Ithaca, NY @ 1Fest
6/10/2017 Mother Pug's Saloon - Staten Island, NY w/ Grey Skies Fallen
 
Infrared Horizon sees ARTIFICIAL BRAIN traveling towards a sonic realm where the music has become more brutal and dissonant, technical, atmospheric, and just overall more otherworldly. Lyrical themes delve into concepts within a dystopian future in which robots and cyborgs have outlived human beings and who believe themselves to be not of creation of the long extinct humans but a more perfect evolution of them. These themes are portrayed in the appropriate cover art crafted by Adam Burke.
 
Conceived in 2011 and featuring guitarist Dan Gargiulo (Revocation), vocalist Will Smith (Buckshot Facelift, Afterbirth), bass player Samuel Smith (Luminous Vault), guitarist Jon Locastro, and drummer Keith Abrami, ARTIFICIAL BRAIN initially dropped a demo in 2011 before issuing their Butchering Cosmic Giants EP in 2013. The band would then align themselves with Profound Lore Records and release their Labyrinth Constellation debut album in 2014 to widespread critical praise. ARTIFICIAL BRAIN would also have their music played and were even name-dropped on multiple occasions in the popular CBS television shows Elementary and Limitless.

sábado, 22 de abril de 2017

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


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.
 
The band's first studio output in twelve years was produced by Darren Cesca (Arsis, Vile, Goratory) of House Of Grind Studios and features guest appearances by vocalist Henrik Cranz of Soils Of Fate, guitarist Craig Peters of Deeds Of Flesh and Destroying The Devoid, and guitarist Paul Masvidal of Cynic/ex-Death.
 
In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is streaming the record in its crushing entirety hailing its, "flattening riffs, machinelike drumming, and fearsome guttural vocals."
 
Get pulverized by Hyper Groove Brutality, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, atTHIS LOCATION.
 
Hyper Groove Brutality preorder bundles are currently available HERE. For digital orders, visit the Unique Leader Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.
 
Metal Injection calls Hyper Groove Brutality a, "beast of an album," while Wonderbox Metal notes, "If you like slamming death metal with a brutal, Dying Fetus-styled edge to it then Hyper Groove Brutality is sure to sate your bloodlust." Dead Rhetoric concurs, "album title as it may, the grooves had better deliver, and you better believe they stand up to the high stakes of the claim over repeated listens." Adds The Grim Tower, "If you're looking for the very definition of slimy, goopy gore metal then you're going to find it here.... It simply fucking rips."
 
VOMIT REMNANTS was forged in 1997. The band's debut demo, the charmingly titled In The Name Of Vomit, reaped critical acclaim among the death metal underground. Second demo, Brutally Violated, was unleashed the following year and one unreleased track made its way to the Gore Is Your Master compilation released by Razorback Records. VOMIT REMNANTS released their debut full-length, Supreme Entity via Macabre Mementos in May of 1999 and were later invited to play The Ohio Death Fest alongside Dying Fetus, Internal Bleeding, Dehumanized, Devourment, Gorgasm, and many others only further solidifying VOMIT REMNANTS as a proverbial force with which to be reckoned.
 
Following various lineup shifts, VOMIT REMNANTS brought their sonic brutality to European stages appearing at Obscene Extreme Fest and Nuclear Storm as well as performing shows in Germany, Holland, Belgium, and Austria. By 2000, the band returned to American soil for a short run of dates with Brodequin before releasing their Indefensible Vehemence EP on Supreme Musick and Macabre Mementos Records that same year.
 
Due to internal conflicts, VOMIT REMNANTS disbanded shortly after their American tour. Drummer Keisuke spent the next two-and-a-half years searching for replacement musicians. Guitarist Steve Eagle, bassist Duane Cowan, and vocalist Takanori Fujioka eventually joined the band in 2004 and recorded a two-song promo. They also played the Maryland Deathfest that same year as well as many shows in Japan. Eagle and Cowan would flee VOMIT REMNANTS just one year later however before being replaced by guitarist Kei Ishida and bassist Mitchito Hoshi. With this new lineup the band recorded a three-song promo to shop to labels. Those three tracks would make their way to a three-way split CD with Godless Truth and Carnivorous released by Lacerated Enemy Records. The band later returned to Europe for a tour with Godless Truth. Macabre Mementos Records released VOMIT REMNANTSSupreme Vehemence Discography '05 which included bonus live footage before joining forces with Unique Leader Records. The band split up again however while recording new songs. The band returned in 2015 stronger than ever and penned the maniacal Hyper Groove Brutality full-length. The wait is finally over.

News: SUPERJOINT Kicks Off Part Two Of Their Caught Up In The Gears Tour Tonight; VIP Meet & Greet Packages Available


The anticipated second leg of SUPERJOINT's Caught Up In The Gears US will commence today in San Antonio, Texas. The eighteen-date journey will work its way west, ending on May 14th in Dallas, Texas. Support will again be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit, who both trekked out with the band during the first leg of the tour in January.
 
Special VIP meet & greet packages have just been made available via the Housecore Store at THIS LOCATION.
 
SUPERJOINT w/ Battlecross, Child Bite: 
4/21/2017 Alamo City Music Hall - San Antonio, TX [tickets]
4/22/2017 Jake's Backroom - Lubbock, TX [tickets]
4/23/2017 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM [tickets]
4/25/2017 Marquee Theater - Tempe, AZ [tickets]
4/26/2017 Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV [tickets]
4/27/2017 Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA [tickets]
4/29/2017 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA [tickets]
4/30/2017 Slim's - San Fransico, CA [tickets]
5/02/2017 El Corazon - Seattle, WA [tickets]
5/03/2017 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR [tickets]
5/05/2017 Pub Station - Bilings, MT [tickets]
5/06/2017 Diamondz Event Center - Jerome, ID [tickets]
5/07/2017 Mesa Theater - Grand Junction, CO [tickets]
5/09/2017 Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO [tickets]
5/10/2017 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO [tickets]
5/12/2017 The Cotilion - Wichita, KS [tickets]
5/13/2017 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK [tickets]
5/14/2017 Trees - Dallas, TX [tickets]
End Tour
10/29 - 11/02/2017 Metal Maya - Puerto Morelos, MX [tickets]
 
SUPERJOINT will be touring in support of their Caught Up In The Gears Of Application full-length. The record, which Loudwire crowned, "a raw exercise in riffing devastation and swirling, erratic tempo shifts," is SUPERJOINT's first proper studio offering in over a decade. Recorded at the famed Nodferatu's Lair, produced by SUPERJOINT co-founder Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.), and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds, the thirty-eight-minute bruiser spews forth an unapologetic crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and uncompromising, antagonistic, New Orleans-style angst.

Various order bundles, including limited edition vinyl options and authentic woodwork from their "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application" video are available via Housecore at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, point your browser HERE where you can also stream the record in full.
 
SUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Anselmo, Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José "Blue" Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals), and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born. After just two tours, new material followed culminating in the scathing sounds of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application.
 
 "[Philip H. Anselmo's] tenacity seems undeniable, and that spirit shines through Caught Up In The Gears Of Application from beginning to end." - Blabbermouth

Track By Tracks: Alex Sevigny - Travels In Mind (2017)


1. Opening:

This track was really something different for me to write. I actually initially came up with the main riff in a Wentworth Music store trying out a Jackson 8 string guitar. I couldn’t quite put the guitar down after that. I was definitely influenced by CHON’s jazzy tonality while writing it and just meant for it to be a happy/bouncy start to the album.  

2. Expectation/Reality:

This song was inspired by some of the people in my life at the time, the kinds of people that start off seeming like really cool people but then eventually turn out to be malignant.

3. Animalistic:

This track is probably the darkest and heaviest track on the album. The song is about the “Animalistic Tendencies” of the human race and how we can act so evil to one another with seemingly no remorse.  It was definitely a lot of fun to write and record something a little heavier for this album. 

4. Pinnacle:

This track was born of extreme frustration. I was so frustrated that I just had to record something on guitar, and this song is what came out naturally. At the time I had just been promoted at work to a position that I wasn’t quite ready to handle. The expectations and workload at the time had me in a super dark place. That period of time was kind of a huge part of what drove me to write this album. 

5. Pressure:

This song refers to the same general circumstances as the previous song, though seen from a different frame of mind. This song depicts the pressure that I felt to succeed and maintain in my position, despite the overwhelming decline in my mental state.  This song was the sound of my anxiety at the time. 

6. The Blur of June (ALAN):

The Blur of June is where the album starts to take a more positive turn and it references the tendency for time to just fly by and leave you wondering “What happened?”, while staring back at a blurry mental image. This described the month of June of 2016 for me. 

7. Waving Goodbye to Summer:

This is the song about summer just flying by, it’s all about reflecting on the good times and looking cautiously optimistically to the future. 

8. 4Months:

This song was created as an all-encompassing depiction of the album’s score themes. It delves into some strong melodic phrases and then lapses into heavy grooves and breakdowns. Its goal is to represent all of the emotions I felt during the 4Months that I experienced while writing the album. 

9. Myra, Misty Void:

I came up with the concept of this song while visiting the Myra Canyon Trestles near my town of Kelowna with some friends. We’d decided to go for a late night drive and had ended up there. While driving there we ended up driving into a Cloud (or that’s what it seemed like). We got out of the car and walked over the trestles and through a super long tunnel that was absolute pitch black in the center. I have this vivid memory of standing in the middle of one of the trestles and just staring into the Misty Void, while simultaneously staring into myself. 

10. Return to Ether:

Returning to Ether, to me, signifies myself stepping down from my previous position in favor of returning to my old job, and what felt to me like a much more normal and happy life. At the same time, this really helped me to re-evaluate the direction my life was moving in and helped me to straighten up my life and redefine my goals. I had found a little peace of mind, and this album fully represents that feeling to me.  

New Videoclips: OCEANO - Human Harvest

News: Stream Swordfish's new single for "Ghost Song"



"By far, hands down last Halloween was the worst" exclaims Swordfish singer Chandler Lach in the chorus of their new single Ghost Song from their upcoming full length Rodia. As the song grows, so do the vocals as the rest of the band joins in, in a joyous fashion until everything falls apart and Lach is simply left with a few bass notes and the line "You wouldn't know...". Our friends at The Alternative are premiering today and we are beyond excited to show you the third single from this stellar LP.

Rodia will be released May 5th on CD/CS/Digtial via Take This To Heart Records.
 
FFO: Sorority Noise, American Football, Joyce Manor

Listen To "Ghost Song" Via The Alternative:
http://bit.ly/2ok64V2

Pre-order "Rodia":
http://bit.ly/2mSYdk6
“We’re concerned with trying to be empathetic and trying to understand the impulses and dependencies of those close to you,” says Swordfish singer Chandler Lach. From the basements and living rooms of Ypsilanti, MI Swordfish were formed and their penchant for connecting to their fans comes from their down to earth upbringings. Lach goes on to say, “Everything from mental health, heartbreak, existentialism and accidently burning your friends with lit cigarettes is addressed on this album.” 
Rodia takes cues from the beautiful guitar licks of American Football, the vocal urgency of Sorority Noise and the instant gratification of Joyce Manor, all while elegantly incorporating trumpet throughout each well crafted song. The eight tracks work together to bring the musings of anxious and heartbroken adolescents to a broader scale. 
Rodia was recorded by Nick Diener (Swellers) at Oneder Studios and mastered by Cam Boucher (Sorority Noise) and will be released May 5th on CD/CS/Digital via Take This To Heart Records.

viernes, 21 de abril de 2017

Track By Tracks: Hummano - Genocide (2017)


1. Black Mirrors:

Who doesn't see himself reflected every minute of the day on his screen, on the palm of their hands?

Black mirrors talks about the increasing dependency of humans to their devices. A need not related to the functionality of these devices and how it helps them in their day to day lives, but a need to be part of a digital ecosystem of human relations. Why do you need to share your life with strangers? Is it because you have no self-esteem? Why do you need to see what everyone else is doing? Don't you have a life of your own? Digital relationships are annihilating real ones. How many times have you sat down with a friend to catch up and realised that you should’ve sent a message instead of wasting your time looking at a person that only has eyes for his/her mobile? We live in a very sad era.

2. Prophet of None:

You turn on the news and you only see death, abuse, war, crime, corruption... And the best part of all is that you, above every human being, knows what's right, what should be fixed and how. You are the chosen one that can change the world. You sit down on your couch, watch such catastrophes on TV or follow hashtags on Twitter, and you comment about it, solving every single issue with the tip of your fingers. Thank you very much. What would we do without your comments? I think it's time that you reflect upon your actions and either you kill yourself (figuratively) or you do something real about everything that you preach. But please, shut the fuck up, we don’t need to read/hear your nonsense. In this song we end up including the narrator in the story because let's face it, we've all done this at some point. But it's never late to change.

3. Stench of the Earth:

This is a topic that every band talks about. I could've chosen not to talk about it but it' s such an important issue that I thought it is imperative that I did. Climate change isn't a theory, it's a fact, a reality that is above us, a current menace. Everybody thinks that this is something that will happen in the future but my take is that in 50 years, we'll all be dead if we continue like this. The funny part is that when you talk to people about this topic they think that they will have amazing lives until judgement day, and they don't realise that there won’t be X amount of years of good life and then a catastrophe.

These will happen constantly and more and more often. Maybe you're the first one to die in the first catastrophe, who knows? In this song we talk about how we've fucked up big time. There' s no words of hope, no "come on guys, let's do it". No. That´s it. We’ve fucked up.

4. No Gods, No Masters:

The message here is clear: we are not guided, we don’t follow, we are not fooled or scammed into persuasion or religious belief and we are not a part of an ideological fraud that is represented by buffoons and marionettes. NO GODS; NO MASTERS. Historically speaking, religion has caused the most despicable atrocities, and still today we see how thousands of people are being slaughtered and annihilated just for not believing in an imaginary omniscient entity, regardless what branch or belief one "belongs" to. In the "political part" of the song, it basically comes down to the reality we see every single day. Corrupt leaders being pardoned and absolved from political crimes. False promises made to us by these puppets of a higher system that most of can't even begin to acknowledge. It just gets worse and worse every day, and in this case, the main problem is, we believe we have the power to choose and decide, but it's very limited, and we just watch how we are being deceived and we do nothing about it.

5. S.N.A.F.U.:

Situation normal, all fucked up. A military term that describes that as usual, we' re doomed. The song basically talks about the exasperation that the human kind makes me feel. Nobody gives a fuck about anything. You care more about a Facebook like than about your neighbor dying. Your life is worth more depending on the country you live in. If European kid gets a splinter in his finger, that's headline news. If 2000 kids get killed in Syria, not a single mention. It's sad but that's how it is. Probably if you read this you may think... it's true, people are fucked up. Now think again when you see the news and you don't give a fuck about anyone else and your great contribution to the cause is changing your profile pic for a flag. All the news we see is a lie. It's all been filtered and shown in a way that you will want to do what you're told. Think! Yet again, 90% of the population chooses not to. It's easier, right?

6. The Color of Misery:

In this track, we describe ourselves in first person as one of the most deadly weapons known to mankind and it's not a nuclear war head or any type of chemical weapon, its money. The currency of this first world slavery we live in and are destined to fight for. We base our lives on trying to prosper and become wealthy, and that makes us slaves to this fucked up system. It may seem hypocrite criticizing what we actually fight for day to day, but we have no choice and the main problem is how power in the wrong hands becomes so dangerous and crooked, and in the end in this un-equal society, the vast majority of us are who have to pay for what just a few are capable of. So many disputes over history, so many people have been killed over economic interest, it's just sickening.

7. White Paranoia:

If you didn' t get it with the title, you probably don't have a problem with this widespread drug. Social convention makes it easy to buy, to consume and to talk about it. It's not easy to quit something that surrounds you everywhere you go and is consumed by everyone you know. So, what shall I do? Shall I embrace it and forget about the consequences? Shall I continue but feel guilty about it? Or shall I try to quit, knowing that I'll fall right back into it at some point? The only solution I see is cutting relations with EVERYONE you know. Start fresh. New people, new city... whatever you need. Will you do it? Probably not. It' s difficult, scary, complicated. It ends up staying because after all, it's not a real addiction, it' s recreational. Is that reason enough to simply let go? I don't think so. There's no real fucking answer so talking about the problem seemed like something that could help. It didn't. Or did it?

8. King Cobra:

There’s many things I hate. Many, many things. We could say I'm hater (but not the classic social media hater, fuck them). Above all, my top 3 are religion, politicians and the police. This song talks about those so called protectors of the people. Government lackeys that forget they're just a tool used by the rich and powerful. I don' t know about the police in your country but in mine, they enjoy beating up their fellow man. They find joy in fining people and making their lives difficult. It' s basically impossible to find a police officer that actually does a good job and is honest. They abuse their power and use it against you in any way possible. Even if they get caught for whatever reason (drug trafficking, rape, beatings...), they escape the law because they protect each other. The situation is ridiculous. Best 2 jobs in Spain... police officer and politician. You can do whatever you want and nothing will happen to you. King cobra is the name given to those cobras that eat their own kind.

9. Solitary Confinement:

This is the story of an old person that lives in solitude. For one reason or another they don't have anybody. The person reflects on his/her life and sees what he/she has done wrong and uses it to give reason to that solitude. This person is talking to Death describing how he/she is dying and how that feels. It's a very sad, exaggerated story, about someone I know. It saddens me how good people end up their lives alone. Something I don't wish to anybody (except those I hate).

News: INTERNAL BLEEDING Drummer And Veteran FDNY Firefighter Bill Tolley Dies Battling Queens Blaze; Band Issues Tribute + "Final Justice" Video Released


INERNAL BLEEDING drummer and veteran FDNY firefighter Bill Tolley passed away Thursday, April 20th after falling five stories from a rooftop while battling a two-alarm apartment fire in Queens, New York. Tolley leaves behind a wife and eight-year-old daughter.
 
Said Tolley's bandmates upon his tragic passing, "Our drummer, the heartbeat of the band, William Tolley, died today. There are zero words to describe the loss. He was a good, decent, and honorable man who loved his friends, his family, and the people he served. There will never be another like him. There are no words to describe the utter sadness and despair we feel right now. Bill was our rock, our heart, and supplier of insane laughter. The music world lost a very influential drummer, and the world lost a friend, a father, and a damn good man. We love you Bill."
 
Today, marks the release of INTERNAL BLEEDING's digital single, "Final Justice." The track serves as a teaser from the band's forthcoming full-length, Corrupting Influence and the band planned to celebrate today's release with a new video for the track. INTERNAL BLEEDING wishes to unveil the clip today as planned in Tolley's honor. "Bill would want that more than anything. It will mean so much."
 
"Final Justice" takes the patented INTERNAL BLEEDING sound into new, more intense levels. It's still filled with all the hooks, slams, and grooves you've come to expect from the band, but at the same time, it's more sophisticated, sharper, and focused than anything they're released previously.
 
No Clean Singing is currently streaming the clip issuing, "It's now impossible to listen to the song and watch the video without thinking about yesterday's tragedy (and the original video has been modified since yesterday to include a remembrance and a dedication). Yet it's also a fitting tribute to Bill Tolley and his important role in creating the legacy of this band that obviously meant so much to him for so many years. There's a lot of visceral power in 'Final Justice,' and it captures the kind of immediacy, energy, and head-wrecking punch that you feel in a live performance..."

Read more and view "Final Justice" at THIS LOCATION.
 
"Final Justice" is available now via Unique Leader at THIS LOCATION and via iTunes HERE.

INTERNAL BLEEDING released their Imperium full-length released via Unique Leader in 2015. Produced by the band and Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer, Imperium offers up ten pulverizing tracks including a trilogy featuring guest appearances by Suffocation's Terrance Hobbs and Frank Mullen as well as former INTERNAL BLEEDING throat Frank Rini.