Pyrithion, a new death metal project formed by As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis, will release their debut EP, The Burden Of Sorrow, via Metal Blade Records on April 16. The group also features Allegaeon founding guitarist Ryan Glisan and The Famine's former drummer Andy Godwin. (more…)
From the 2011 Ep, "Temporality Unbound."
Overtly sinister sonic imagery requires some suspension of disbelief on my part. Either I’ll buy into a band’s bombast and bluster, or their attempts to evoke evil will fall hilariously flat, obscuring the music below. On their third full-length, Lightning Swords of Death deftly thread the needle of depravity, creating an immersive and convincingly blasphemous atmosphere. Baphometic Chaosium rides the raging black on the edge of death, pleading its case with massive riffs and songwriting prowess; I’ll buy in.
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Metal Blade Records continued it's 30 year anniversary celebration this past weekend in LA with a show that featured Armored Saint, Sacred Reich and Gypsy Hawk. A lot of people were in attendance, including, as you can see from the photo above, Metallica's Lars Ulrich and James Hetfeild, pictured with Metal Blade owner Brian Slagel.
Of course, the story goes that Slagel gave Metallica's their first break by putting the (now classic) track "Hit The Lights" on his Metal Massacre comp.
In a cool move, the headliners of the show, Armored Saint invited Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg, who was a guest in attendance, taking a break from writing a new album, to perform the classic track. Take a look: (more…)