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Thursday, February 4th

Danish proggers, VOLA, have dropped a video for the single “Straight Lines”. The song is the second single off their upcoming third LP Witness which the band plan on releasing on May 21st, 2021.

“Straight Lines” can be streamed and downloaded here:
http://vola.streamlink.to/straightlines​

Witness can be preordered here:
http://www.volaband.com​

UK experimentalist producer Iglooghost has announced his sophomore album LEI LINE EON, releasing April 2 on his independent record label, Gloo. The record is an expansion to the fictional universe defined on his 2017 debut, “Neō Wax Bloom” and his 2018 twin EPs “Clear Tamei” and “Steel Mogu”.

The album itself is conceptually themed around an esoteric musical tradition called “Lei Music”.

“It’s essentially a type of music that toys with using specific combinations of sounds and arrangements to summon these strange morphing inkblot beings.” Iglooghost says, in an interview with Loud and Quiet Magazine. “When the music is played with specific sequencing and combinations, different entities appear, and their appearance corresponds with the music.”

Vocal features on “LEI LINE EON” include fellow Gloo member BABii, and art-pop singer-songwriter LOLA.

You ca …more

Cannibal Corpse has announced their 15th studio album, Violence Unimagined, will be released April 16th.

Following this news, Erik Rutan has also been added as a full-time member.

He stated on his Facebook page:

“I felt it very important to personally share some big news with all of you today…I am officially joining CANNIBAL CORPSE! I am super excited and honored and honestly it still seems a bit surreal.”

He also detailed on what it means for him as a listener of the band for more than 30 years but as well as a producer and also touring with the band on multiple occasions. Rutan is very well known for his time with Morbid Angel as well as production work for the likes of Goatwhore, Vital Remains, Nile, Krisiun, Devourment and many others.

He also mentioned that he will balance the Cannibal Corpse work with his Hate Eternal and production-related duties.

https://www.facebook.com/cannimore

Allegany NY black metal outfit Elegiac is streaming its new album at its official Bandcamp location.

Titled Father of Death, the album is an independent release since January 28.

You can stream the whole thing right below:
https://elegiac.bandcamp.com/album/father-of-death

Wednesday, February 3rd

Buffalo metalcore stalwarts Every Time I Die have released another new single titled “AWOL”.

Hear the track below:

Swedish extreme metallers Humanity’s Last Breath have dropped another new single, ‘Dehumanize’, from their upcoming album Välde, out February 12th via Unique Leader Records.

‘Dehumanize’ can be streamed below.


Video created by Tuomas Kurikka and Patrik Nuorteva of Riivata Visuals

Tracklist:

1. Dödsdans
2. Glutton
3. Earthless
4. Descent
5. Spectre
6. Dehumanize
7. Hadean
8. Tide
9. Väldet
10. Sirens
11. Futility
12. Vittring

Pre-save the album at: https://hlb.streamlink.to/valde

Visit, share & support:
https://www.facebook.com/humanityslastbreath

Sentinels (US) have debuted a new single, entitled “Inertia”, which can be streamed from SharpTone Records. “Inertia” is the first single featuring vocalist Josh Hardiman, who replaced Joe Benducci.

https://www.facebook.com/SentinelsNJ

Swiss atmospheric black metallers Aara released the second new single, ‘Nimmermehr’, from their upcoming album Triade I: Eos, out on March 26th, via Debemur Morti Productions. Triade I: Eos is the first part of a forthcoming trilogy inspired by the 1820 Gothic novel “Melmoth the Wanderer” by Charles Robert Maturin.

‘Nimmermehr’ can be streamed below.

Tracklist:

1. Fathum
2. Tantalusqual
3. Naufragus
4. Nimmermehr
5. Das Wunder
6. Effugium

Order from :
– the European shop at http://bit.ly/aaraEUR
– the North American shop at http://bit.ly/aaraUSA
– Bandcamp at https://aara.bandcamp.com/

Visit, share & support:
https://www.facebook.com/Aara-941630312665011
https://aara.bandcamp.com

British thrashers Evil return with a brand new album, Hell Unleashed, out April 30th via Napalm Records. Watch the new music video for title track below.


Directed by James Mansell

Guitarist and singer OL Drake comments:
“Those who haven’t been keeping up with Evile may notice a change in vocals and vocalist. Matt left the band last year for health and personal reasons, and we decided it would be best to keep the new vocalist a familiar face within the band, so I stepped into the vocalist shoes, while remaining on lead guitar and I’m very happy and excited to do it – one of my heroes is Chuck Schuldiner, so it made sense to me; Evile needs to sound evil and vile, and we’ve achieved that more this time with a much more aggressive approach on ‘Hell Unleashed.’

The title track ‘Hell Unleashed’ is the first single/video we’re releas …more

Erra release “Scorpion Hymn”, the fourth single from their upcoming self-titled album which is set to be released on March 19th of this year.

Hear the track below:

One-hit wonder and con(sole) entrepreneur Soulja Boy has been accused by a former personal assistant of rape and imprisonment.

According to the accusations, between late 2018 and 2019, while a personal assistant to Soulja Boy, a woman known only as “Jane Doe” was subjected to repeated sexual assaults, and physical violence, including at one point being locked in a room without hot water for 3 days.

These accusations are being put forward by the victim’s lawyer while Soulja Boys lawyers have denied these accusations. The lawsuit is currently ongoing by the victim.

https://people.com/music/soulja-boy-accused-of-raping-holding-former-personal-assistant-hostage/

Tuesday, February 2nd

Madison, Wisconsin stoner metal legends Bongzilla have returned with “Sundae Driver”, the lead single for their first album in 16 years, Weedsconsin.

As can be expected, the album is slated for release on 4/20.

Longtime Japanese alternative/post-punk act, the band apart, released a series of EPs during the later months of 2020 (one for each month from August to November), and have now begun releasing music videos for some of the tracks on the EPs.
The video for “MTZ”, off of the “September e.p.” is below:

Interestingly, the video features Ikumi “Ikkyu” Nakajima from the Japanese math rock band, tricot.

Vocalist Hansi Kursch has ended his working relationship with Jon Schaffer by informing both Schaffer and Century Media that he was leaving Demons and Wizards. Per a press release:

“I told Jon and Century Media on Monday that I was leaving the Demons & Wizards project with immediate effect. My collaboration with Jon in Demons & Wizards is over.”

Kursch’s actions follow Shaffer’s arrest on January 17 for his participation in the riot at the US Capitol Building on January 6.

Hansi Kürsch Quits Demons & Wizards: “My Collaboration With Jon Schaffer Is Over”

German metallers Lunar Shadow have released the first single, ‘Serpents Die’, from their forthcoming album Wish To Leave, out March 19th, via Cruz Del Sur Music. The full-length was recorded from July to November 2020 in Leipzig with engineer/producer Max Herrmann; V. Santura of Dark Fortress and Triptykon fame mastered the album.

‘Serpents Die’ can be streamed below.

Wish To Leave tracklist:

1 Serpents Die
2 Delomelanicon
3 I Will Lose You
4 To Dusk And I Love You
5 And Silenced Screamed
6 The Darkness Between The Stars

Pre-order:
CD: https://tinyurl.com/yytrl9b2
LP: https://tinyurl.com/yy5jbcrp

Visit, share & support:
https://www.facebook.com/lunarshadowband
https://lunarshadow.bandcamp.com

Cara Neir have released an experimental 8-bit concept album about the duo being warped into a video game dimension. The album and overall aesthetic plays out like a ’90s RPG gauntlet through a variety of stylistic shifts.

CDs (video game style poly cases) sold out. But available on tape variants.

https://caraneir.bandcamp.com/album/phase-out

Danish punk rockers Iceage continue to impress with their own unique blend of gothic, painterly rock sensibilities in this single “The Holding Hand” – out now on Mexican Summer.

Veteran Buffalo/Tampa death metal band Cannibal Corpse have returned with their first new track since 2017’s “Red Before Black”. The song is titled “Inhumane Harvest” and is the first single from their upcoming album, Violence Unimagined, set for release on April 16th on Metal Blade records.

The track can be streamed here:

Whether their lead guitarist Pat O’Brien will appear on the album following his arrest for burglary and assault in 2018 has been the subject to some discussion and the band is expected to make an announcement on the subject today. However, most speculation has centred on the likelihood of longtime producer Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, ex-Morbid Angel and Ripping Corpse) replacing him for the album, after Rutan filled in for O’Brien for many of their live shows through 2019.

For more information, …more

Atlanta rapper Silento (Real name: Ricky Lamar Hawk), known for his 2015 viral
hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” was arrested Monday and faces murder charges in the Jan 21st shooting of his cousin, 34 year-old Frederick Rooks. As of this report he is being held without bail in a DeKalb County jail. The motive for the murder is still unknown.

Further info: https://www.ajc.com/news/police-dekalb-man-found-dead-in-street-killed-by-his-cousin/S3QWGI2UQJDA5GAQGWYBBJHXTM/

Monday, February 1st

Evan Rachel Wood has accused her former partner Marilyn Manson of years of “horrific” abuse.

In an Instagram post, the actor wrote:

“The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson. He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”

Four other women have accused the singer of alleged abuse.

article found here:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/feb/01/evan-rachel-wood-and-four-other-women-accuse-marilyn-manson-of-abuse

Saturday, January 30th

Danish death metallers Baest are streaming a video for the the title tack taken from their upcoming album Necro Sapiens, out March 5th, via Century Media Records.

‘Necro Sapiens’ official video can be streamed below.


Production by Impuls Film | Director: Christian Constantin Pontoppidan

Necro Sapiens tracklist:

1. The Forge
2. Genesis
3. Necro Sapiens
4. Czar
5. Abattoir
6. Goregasm
7. Towers of Suffocation
8. Purification Through Mutilation
9. Meathook Massacre
10. Sea of Vomit

Order at: https://baest.lnk.to/NecroSapiensID

Visit, share & support:
https://www.facebook.com/baestband

Mexican quaint jazz/funk/blues/progressive rock outfit Rostro del Sol, is streaming its namesake debut album at the official Bandcamp location of compatriot imprint Loud, Slow and Distorted Riffs.

Purely instrumental in form, the album has been officially released on January 29, and you can check it in full right below:

https://lsdr.bandcamp.com/album/rostro-del-sol

Grammy-nominated electronic producer Sophie, known for her work with Madonna and Charli XCX among others, has died aged 34. The producer’s management said in a statement that she had slipped and fallen at her home in Athens while trying to see a full moon.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/30/sophie-acclaimed-avant-pop-producer-dies-aged-34

Djent maestro Olly Steele (Monuments) has dropped a track called “Try” featuring the vocal talents of Ian Kenny (Karnivool, Birds of Tokyo), as well as James Leach (SikTh) on bass, and Mike Malyan (Monuments) on drums.

The song can be be bought and streamed here:
http://ollysteele.streamlink.to/try

Hip-hop group Dark Time Sinshine have released a second single a week before release of their new upcoming album, Lore.

They’ve also released “Ayemen” which you can listen along with “The Rite Kids” at the Bandcamp links below:

https://fakefour.bandcamp.com/track/the-rite-kids-feat-r-a-p-ferreira-and-homeboy-sandman

https://fakefour.bandcamp.com/track/ayemen

Friday, January 29th

Avant-garde death metal band Ad Nauseam are streaming their sophomore album, Imperative Imperceptible Impulse, ahead of its February 12th release courtesy of No Clean Singing.

A stream of the full album and a review can be found at the link below:

AN NCS ALBUM PREMIERE (AND A REVIEW): AD NAUSEAM — “IMPERATIVE IMPERCEPTIBLE IMPULSE”

Soulside Journey just recently had its 30th anniversary, and Peaceville Records took the opportunity and put together a huge box set, Shadows Of Iconoclasm.

In the spirit of the celebration of the band’s death metal era, the box shall contain several demo tapes, numerous vinyls, and extra stuff.

More info, order here: https://darkthrone.lnk.to/ShadowsOfIconoclasm

Chevelle revealed ‘Peach’, the second single off NIRATIAS which is due out on March 5. Front man Pete Loeffler mentioned in an interview with Loudwire Magazine that “I don’t think I’ve ever had a more difficult time writing music. If they like it, awesome. If they don’t, I get it. It’s fine. It’s not as easy as it used to be. And I look back at some of our albums, and I’m not exactly proud of every song I’ve written.”

“If people like this one, then I’m gonna continue on,” Loeffler assured. “And if not, it may be many years before we put out anything else. I may move on to some other side projects and let Chevelle sit for a minute. This is pretty much everything we could throw at it over four years’ time.”

Stream ‘Peach’ below:

Album tracklist:
1. Verruckt
2. So Long, Mother Earth
3 …more

Dutch futuristic death thrashers Cryptosis released a video for the third single, ‘Transcendence’, taken from their upcoming debut album Bionic Swarm, out March 26th, via Century Media Records.

The band checked in with the following comment about the song’s lyrics:
“In 2149 it is possible to purchase digital thoughts, knowledge and talents from a deceased person. The term “self investment” has shifted to a whole different kind of perspective. People can now enhance their mind to be more creative and smarter beyond their wildest dreams. This all comes at a price, since the new technology is so addictive that society can’t live without it anymore. Mankind has become the host… of a parasite.”

‘Transcendence’ official video can be streamed below.


Music video by Tamara @ Aimed & Framed

Bionic Sw …more

Danish occult/doom/hard rock outfit Demon Head, is streaming its new album at its official Bandcamp location.

Titled Viscera, the band’s fourth album to date is officially released today (January 29) through Metal Blade Records.

You can stream the album right below:
https://demonhead.bandcamp.com/album/viscera

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