“I swear on the cross” Can you promise that to the grave you’ll take my name? Can you promise me?
On April 20th, the Melvins are returning with a new album called Pinkus Abortion Technician. The eight-track effort follows last year’s A Walk with Love and Death and sees the band employing both of their ongoing bass players, Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus, for the first time. As a first listen, a track titled “Stop Moving to Florida” has been…
The band’s 2016 album Lust and Loathing was one of those albums that just got better and better the more I listened to it. On the surface the band didn’t seem to be doing anything too different from
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Due to the band members being busy with other projects, Firewind has been a little dormant the last couple of years, but luckily there is a new album. And not just any album, it’s the first metal highlight of 2017. Everything the relatively lackluster ‘Few Against Many’ was missing is here and then some. Maybe the songwriting collaboration with producer Dennis Ward was what Gus G needed or maybe replacing the great former singer Apollo Papathanasio with the downright exceptional Henning Basse is what the band was begging for, but whatever the case, ‘Immortals’ is an exuberant power metal record with some excellent musicianship to boot.
Sometimes a band returns after a while and it just makes sense. ‘Immortals’ is one of those cases. It actually feels like a new chapter in Firewind’s history. Of course the addition of a new singer contributes to that, but there is a freshness…
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Featuring almost 20 minutes of black metal art, this EP is occult, Satanic black metal that’s littered with dark incantations and grim atmosphere.
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Critically-heralded post-metallers Junius have announced the release of a new full-length album. The new effort will be titled Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light and will be released on March 3 via Prosthetic Records. The album, which marks the completion of an album trilogy that began with 2009’s The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist, was recorded, mixed and mastered by Will Benoit (Caspian, et al) and takes inspiration from Elisabeth Haich’s autobiography “Initiation”. Following the departure of former member Mike Repasch-Nieves (guitars), the album was entirely wrote and performed by vocalist/guitarist Joseph E. Martinez, while drums/percussion were completed by Dana Filloon. The album also features guest appearances from Drew Speziale (Circle Takes the Square) and Gian Minardi (General Public).
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
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