I have yet to make it to a GWAR-B-Q, but it looks like this is the year for me to do it. The band will be holding the fourth annual party at Hadad's Water Park in Richmond, VA on Saturday, August 17th and have amassed quite the lineup. (more…)
If you like weed and death metal, this is the tour for you. I'm kind of shocked that High Times didn't come on board as a sponsor, because the copious amount of toking that will take place on the Hell In July tour will be legendary.
Six Feet Under just announced they'll be spending July on the road with Decrepit Birth and Cannabis Corpse. I'd be pretty stoked if I were Cannabis Corpse. This is a killer tour hitting mostly southern and West Coast areas. We here on the east coast are fucked out of this tour, but if it's coming to a town near you, don't miss it! Here are the dates: (more…)
Cannabis Corpse music video for 'Skull Full of Bong Hits' from 'The Weeding E.P.' Available now on Tankcrimes Records
Last Saturday, October 8th, 2011, Cannabis Corpse's van broke down and they missed their slot on the "Ritual Tour" that night with Black Dahlia Murder and All Shall Perish in Lancaster, PA. Through the band's Facebook page, they were able to put out the word that the band wouldn't make it and asked if anyone [...]
From the album "Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise", on TANKCRIMES [link] - Video Produced by The Gift Media Group [link]
We're beyond pumped to be teaming with our bromeos at MetalSucks to be presenting a headlining tour by one of our favorite rising stars in the metal scene, Revocation. Those guys will be joined the pungent metal dudes in Cannabis Corpse and Ramming Speed for a tour focusing primarily on east-coast markets with a few stops in Canada as well. This tour is a non-stop unrelenting pounding of heavy metal to your eardrums that only a fool would miss. As if you need any more convincing, three clips of Revocation live have just been uploaded to the site. Here are the dates: (more…)
When Randy Blythe called into the Livecast last night, his voice was a little hoarse. That was because he spent the last few weeks practicing his death metal growl so that he could appear on stage with Cannabis Corpse at the Cory Smoot memorial show. Thanks to the power of the internet, those of us who couldn't make it to Virginia for the show are able to see just how easily the dude crushed it thanks to the video above. Don't forget to check out the premiere of a new Cannabis Corpse video today, "Where The Kind Lives."
As we reported a few weeks ago, Cannabis Corpse lost some members, sadly. But this isn'tstopping them from playing this Saturday's memorial show for late GWAR gutarist, Cory Smoot. Randy Blythe has agreed to fill in on vocals for the occassion and the band has been doing some practicing. Randy uploaded the above video, which shows him jamming on "Blunted At Birth." This is a once in a lifetime event happening on Saturday, and if you live near the Richmond area, you should make it out. It's for a good cause, ya jerk!
Some sad news for stoner death metal fans everywhere. Cannabis Corpse have announced that Andy "Weedgrinder" Horn and guitarist Nick "Nikropolis" Poulos have left the band. The band are currently looking for replacements. If you're interested, e-mail Landphil. Meanwhile, the band still plans to play the Cory Smoot memorial show on January 7th, and will be enlisting Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe to step in on vocals. Killer, right? Here is a statement Blythe released on the matter: (more…)
In 2011 my attention span left the building. I lost interest in anything slower than a barreling freight train, and my enjoyment of the funereal frittered out. I didn't dig much in the way of doom, and sludge just didn’t move me like it used to. My tolerance of inexpert clean vocals completely evaporated. I realized this year that I'd rather wear a gas mask than appreciate “atmosphere.” Give me riffs or give me death. But really, just give me death metal. (more…)
The Black Dahlia Murder are still tearing up cities on the Summer Slaughter tour. However, the Slaughter is skipping some cities and Black Dahlia Murder leave no city unturned for their aural pillaging. The band will embark on a North American tour this Fall to cover all the cities they haven't hit since releasing their fantastic new album, Ritual. Along for the ride will be All Shall Perish and Cannabis Corpse, which is as solid of a 3 bill package as I can think of. Here are the dates as they stand now: (more…)
It's always a great day when there is new music from The Black Dahlia Murder in the wild, and today is such a day. The band have teamed up with Lambgoat for a stream of the track "Conspiring of the Damned" and it sounds like more fine work from those guys. Can't wait for this album!
August Burns Red have posted the track "Leveler" on their Facebook page. While it's not exactly the most "brootal" sounding track you'll hear, it is a surprising mature sound for the band. There are heavy parts, tight drum fills, and great production. "Epic" was a word that immediately came to my mind when listening to the track. I am certainly looking forward to hearing the rest of this.
Finally, our buds (pun intended) in Cannabis Corpse have posted a new MP3, "Blame It on Bud" over at BrooklynVegan. There are so many things in my life that can be blamed on bud, so I applaud the band for putting this thought into my head!
Welcome to Revelations of Doom, Metal Injection's friendly little periodic reminder that there's more to metal than Mastodon and Metallica. Kvlt correspondent Grim Kim toils away ceaselessly in the basements, back alleys, and blogs in which the essence of true underground metal thrives to find the best of the Beast, and, as always, has come back a little dirtier, a little crustier, and bearing gifts of ravishing grimness and unending brutality. This time around, we're heading back down South, past where the iron crosses grow and into the overgrown battlegrounds that once played host to a million doomed souls, that are still stained with the blood of empires. It's not all sludge and Skynyrd down Dixie way, as Richmond's sons of Southern darkness make violently clear…
I've known about Antietam 1862 for awhile now, simply by virtue of their inclusion in the ever-fertile Richmond, Virginia scene that has spawned both modern metal behemoths like Lamb of God and Municipal Waste, and a viciously intense cadre of underground bands like Cannabis Corpse, Battlemaster, Inter Arma, Bastard Sapling, Occultist, Ravn, and tons more, but never took the time to really get into their tunes. Once I finally got around to it, though, I was immediately hooked. What's not to love about the unholy marriage of vintage '90s death metal grooves with bestial black metal, some deliciously chilled Dissection worship, and a decidedly punk-as-fuck attitude? The correct answer is, nothing. it wasn't until I saw them live, though, that the full power of this band's potential hit me like a ton of fucking bricks to the face. Their carefully constructed odes to war and dishonor were meted out with deadly precision, and their filthy black'n'roll tendencies were even more apparent in a live settling. Antietam 1862 are one of the few American black metal bands I've encountered who gave not only accepted the fact that they'll never be as effortlessly grim as their Scandinavian brothers, they have embraced it, as this statement from thir website makes abundantly clear: (more…)
It's that time again. Revelations of Doom, Grim Kim's ongoing homage to the raw, the mean, and the devilishly dirty corners of the extreme metal underground, is back to drop some grim-ass knowledge on you fools. This edition sees us delving deep into the heart of winter. No, this ain’t no Immortal cover band: this is Bastard Sapling, Richmond, VA’s deadliest export.
Bastard Sapling was created by ex-Cannabis Corpse guitarist Drew, and was borne of the pathos and frustration that comes from quitting a band and living in squalor. Though they only formed in early 2007, the band quickly took shape, as founder Drew enlisted scene veteran Elway on drums and Mike (Inter Arma) on vocals, with Pete (Battlemaster) holding down the low end, and Shredder Steve (also of Inter Arma) on…well, guess. The band recorded a 'raw rehearsal demo' that was released in limited copies during the Heart Of Winter Festival '08 in Richmond, VA, a copy of which found its way into my greedy little paws when these guys played alongside my boys in Black Anvil, Tombs, and Woe at ABC No Rio last year. Their live performance blew me away – Bastard Sapling are, in all seriousness, one of the best black metal bands I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen far more than my fair share of those. Once I got home and had a chance to pop their charmingly crude CD-R demo on, my long-suffering laptop speakers were powerless to contain the absolute suffocating blackness these five scruffy dudes have managed to conjure up. Reminiscent of Immortal at their best, Destroyer 666 at their most biting, and Ulver at their blackest, those four demo tracks are nothing short of epic, and are also startlingly melodic. Subtle influences ranging from Drudkh to Darkthrone slyly make their presence known beneath a flurry of blastbeats and Mike’s bloodcurdling rasps, leaving an indelible impression of cold, feral misanthropy stamped all over your sorry soul. (more…)
Weedgrinders CANNABIS CORPSE is putting out a new EP. There is no need for me to even try to come up with something witty because the press release I just got from the band does it for me: (more…)