Official music video for "Darkness Prevails" by Neuraxis.
What a great day for free metal music on the web. There is a ton of different shit to moisten those ear-vaginas and get you through your day. Let's get started:
Before I started writing this post, I got way baked and put on the new Crowbar album, Sever the Wicked Hand, which is streaming in full on AOL. I was not disappointed. At this point, how can you be disappointed with Crowbar? Kirk is the fucking riff master. The album comes out today. I recommend you go out and get it.
If slowed down groove isn't you thing, don't fret. Canadaian tech-death masters Neuraxis are streaming their new album, Asylon in full over at StereoKiller. Relentless is an understatement. The tech and the speed never let up. It's killer and comes out next Tuesday. Jam that shit!
Cavalara Conspiracy have made a full track available for free download (in exchange for your email address
and a blood sample). The track is "Killing Inside" which they teased last week so fans should know what to expect.
Finally, if you really want to slow things down and get epic up in this bitch, you should check out the new Battilus track streaming over at our brohemian rhapsody's site MetalSucks.
MASSIVE Audio Roundup: New Music From CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, PROTEST THE HERO, DEVILDRIVER, DARKEST HOUR, WEEDEATER, NEURAXIS, SCALE THE SUMMIT
It's been a while since we've done an audio roundup, which means this is going to be a bit longer than your usual roundup. So I'll stop yapping and let's get to the music:'
Cavalera Conspiracy have unleashed the first teaser (above) from their upcoming release, Blunt Force Trauma, for the track "Killing Inside" and guess what? It sounds exactly as you would expect a Max Cavalera track to sound. Not to say it's bad, it's pretty good…but they aren't exactly reinventing the wheel.
Protest The Hero just posted the first new track from their upcoming release, Scurrilous on their Facebook page. The track is "C'est La Vie." You don't even need to "like" them to hear it, they just let you stream it, and it's awesome. Highly recommended! Also, you can keep up with the band as they recorded their album via their Stewdio Pupdates.
DevilDriver have a new album, Beast, coming out in a few weeks and they are making sure you can hear new music from it before you choose to buy/download it. You can stream "Bring The Fight (To The Floor)" here and Coldblooded here
Darkest Hour's The Human Romance is upon us! It comes out February 22nd and you can stream two tracks from the album: Your Everyday Disaster and Savor The Kill. I'm really digging this new material from the band and I'm pretty pumped to hear the whole thing. If you recall, the band first discussed the new album exclusively with us on their most recent tour. Watch that interview here
OMFG! I'm glad I just burned one, because Weedeater is streaming a new track over at Brooklyn Vegan. Yes! I'm listening to the track as I write this blurb and the low-end on my speakers is about to burst. Just how I like it!
If you like your metal with a tinge of death and a splash of technicality, then check out this new track from Canada's Neuraxis.
Finally, if you want sit back and chill to an instrumental quartet that is really good at playing their instruments, then ride the groove waves provided by Scale The Summit as their track "Whales" has just premiered over at MetalSucks. I've heard their entire new album, The Collective, which comes out March 1st, and I can't get it out of my rotation. If you like bands like Cynic and Animals As Leaders, this one is a no-brainer!
So there you have it. Which tracks did you check out and which ones blew you away?
Above you can hear the first single, "Was It Worth It" from Children Of Bodom's upcoming release, Relentless, Reckless Forever. The track sounds totally like a new-era Bodom song, so don't expect any crazy departures. If you like the band, you will like the song. If you never checked them out, perhaps now is a time to do so? The album comes out March 8th, 2011.
If you really want to get your ass handed to you, head over to the Prosthetic Store to hear a new track from Montreal death metal experts Neuraxis. It's the title track from their forthcoming release, Asylum and it ruuuules. The album comes out February 15th.
Finally, Sylosis are set to release a new record in March themselves, and have put the first shredtastic sampling on their official website. The track, "Empyreal" kicks off with some shred and then moves into some sweet gallops and continues to rock all the way through. I'm pumped for this release.
Many bands are using the month of December to announce they are either recording a new recording or touring in 2011. Sepultura are doing both! The band is currently writing and recording a new disc and hope to have it out by the time their North American tour kicks off in April. Main support for the tour will come from either Nevermore or Belphagor, depending on what town you're in. The bands Hate, Keep Of Kalessin, Neuraxis and Bonded By Blood will be on every stop of the tour. Here are the full dates: (more…)
Lock up your daughters! Deicide is heading back on the road. The Florida death metal legends have announced a new headlining tour they have coined the "God Is Dead – To Hell With God Tour." The tour is scheduled for February and March of 2011 and will also feature Belphagor, Blackguard, Neuraxis and Pathology.The tour hits major US and Canadian cities. Here is the full routing: (more…)
OK, even if THE FACELESS were BRET MICHAELS' solo project, it'd be worth seeing them three times this year due to the awesome tour packages they've latched onto. Fortunately, The Faceless have voided any dilemma by making good music and touring with MESHUGGAH and CYNIC (for which we're giving away tickets to each show,) following up with ARSIS, MISERY INDEX and TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA and climaxing with an opening spot for CANNIBAL CORPSE. Ace Ventura's favorite headbangers will be promoting their newest, Evisceration Plague, and also bringing NEURAXIS and OBSCURA along for the ride. Dates are as follows:
April 02 – Asheville, TN – Orange Peel
April 03 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
April 04 – Tulsa, OK – The Marquee
April 06 – Salt Lake City, UT – Avalon
April 07 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
April 08 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
April 10 – Vancouver, BC – Croatian Cultural Center
April 11 – Kelowna, BC – Habitat
April 12 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite
April 13 – Calgary, AB – McEwan Ballroom
April 14 – Regina, SK – Riddell
April 15 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
April 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Station 4
April 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
April 19 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
April 21 – Montreal, QC – The Medley
April 22 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon
April 23 – Quebec City, QC – Le Capitole
April 24 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
April 25 – Richmond, VA – Alley Katz
April 26 – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligan's Music Hall
April 27 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
Following up on an announcement from last November, DESPISED ICON, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, NEURAXIS and THE PLASMARIFLE are coming down from the Great White North (dragging San Diego's CARNIFLEX with them) to grace the U.S. with a Quebec-heavy tour that looks aboot awesome. The aptly-monikered "Montreal Assault Tour" runs from the end of January into early March, with some Canada dates that bring along BLIND WITNESS and THE LAST FELONY. Full dates are below, with our Despised Icon interview after the jump.
Montreal Assault Tour '09:
w/ Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Carnifex, Neuraxis, The Plasmarifle:
01/29/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Downunder
01/30/09 – Mt. Clemens, MI @ Hayloft Liquor Stand
01/31/09 – Dekalb, IL @ House Café
02/01/09 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
02/03/09 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
02/05/09 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
02/06/09 – Portland, OR @ Satyricon
02/07/09 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Santa Cruz Vets Hall
02/08/09 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
02/09/09 – Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey A Go Go
02/10/09 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
02/11/09 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
02/13/09 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
02/14/09 – Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
02/15/09 – Plano, TX @ Plano Center
02/17/09 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
02/18/09 – Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
02/19/09 – Augusta, GA @ Club Hollywood
02/20/09 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
02/21/09 – Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
02/22/09 – Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's Music Alley
02/23/09 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
02/24/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
02/25/09 – New York, NY @ Blender Theatre at Gramercy
02/26/09 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
02/27/09 – Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheelz
w/ Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Carnifex, Blind Witness, The Last Felony:
02/28/09 – Toronto, ON @ The Reverb
03/01/09 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Holy crap! 2008 isn't even over and there are already a slew of awesome tours coming around, and now its time to add yet another package to the lineup: DESPISED ICON will be hitting the road with BENEATH THE MASSACRE, CARNIFEX, NEURAXIS and THE PLASMARIFLE. Tour dates are still being gathered, but here are the ones that are locked down so far:
Jan. 29 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody's Downunder
Feb. 05 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Feb. 06 – Portland, OR – Satyricon
Feb. 09 – Hollywood, CA – Whisky
Feb. 17 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Feb. 26 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
DESPISED ICON are also set to release their first DVD, Montreal Assault Live, on January 27 via Century Media. The fine people in MyGoodEye gave us a little preview of the rough cut recently, and it is a DVD not to be missed!.
Oh and in case there is any doubt if Despised Icon bring it live, here is a little proof from last year's Summer Slaughter…
THE FACELESS, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DECREPIT BIRTH, VEIL OF MAYA and NUERAXIS Full Fall 2008 Tour Itinerary Announced
Aww yea. The full routing for the previously announced tour featuring THE FACELESS headlining with ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DECREPIT BIRTH, VEIL OF MAYA, and NEURAXIS. This lineup is quite ridiculous. We are definitely looking forward to hitting this one up:
Planetary Duality Tour dates:
Oct. 17 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Oct. 18 – Phoenix, AZ – The Sets
Oct. 19 – Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
Oct. 20 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
Oct. 21 – Wichita, KS – Club Oz
Oct. 22 – St. Louis, MO – Rockstar Nightclub
Oct. 23 – Louisville, KY – Uncle Pleasant's
Oct. 24 – Chicago (Tinley Park), IL – Mojoes
Oct. 25 – Detroit (Westland), MI – Skateland
Oct. 26 – Rochester, NY – Penny Arcade
Oct. 27 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Oct. 28 – Quebec City, QC – L'Anti
Oct. 29 – Montreal, QC – Underworld
Oct. 30 – Toronto, ON – The Reverb
Oct. 31 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody's
Nov. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Broad Street Ministries
Nov. 02 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Nov. 03 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
Nov. 04 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Nov. 05 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar
Nov. 07 – Houston, TX – Java Jazz
Nov. 08 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Nov. 09 – Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
Nov. 11 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
Nov. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
Nov. 13 – Fresno, CA – The Exit
Nov. 14 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
Nov. 15 – Roseburg, OR – Riversdale Grange
Nov. 16 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Nov. 17 – Portland, OR – Satyricon
Nov. 20 – Bakersfield, CA – The Dome
Nov. 21 – Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk
Nov. 22 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
If you haven't checked out The Faceless's new track Xenochrist, click here to watch our exclusive live footage. The band's new album, Planetary Duality comes out November 11th.
Holy crap, the Fall touring lineup is getting more clogged than [random fat guy reference]'s arteries. Here is a round up of 3 tours just announced with their first rounds of dates:
IN FLAMES will hit the road with ALL THAT REMAINS, 36 CRAZYFISTS, and GOJIRA. First dates announced are:
November 8 – Mount Clemens, MI @ Emerald Theatre
December 6 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
JOB FOR A COWBOY is doing another headlining tour this Fall will also include HATE ETERNAL, ALL SHALL PERISH, ANIMOSITY, and ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY. The first dates announced are:
November 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Strummers
November 29 – Portland, ME @ The Station
December 11 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
The first round of dates for THE FACELESS' headlining run with ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DECREPIT BIRTH, VEIL OF MAYA, and NEURAXIS have also been leaked:
October 20 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
October 27 – New York, NY @ Blender Theater at Gramercy
November 2 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Which of these will you be attending?
THE FACELESS, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DECREPIT BIRTH, VEIL OF MAYA, and NEURAXIS will be teaming up for a Fall tour. The only date currently announced is October 30 in West Springfield, VA at the Jaxx. We will keep you updated when more tour dates arise. Peep our Summer Slaughter TV channel for new live videos from THE FACELESS
Audio Roundup: New tracks from INTO ETERNITY, BLEEDING THROUGH, UNDEROATH, ABAGAIL WILLIAMS, ALL THAT REMAINS, NEURAXIS & TRAP THEM
Over the last couple of days, a bunch of bands "dropped" a few new tunes for your aural pleasure. Being the wonderful people we are, we compiled a nice little list for you guys:
Five songs from INTO ETERNITY's new album The Incurable Tragedy have been made available online in a player located here.
BLEEDING THROUGH's new track "Death Anxiety" has been posted on their Myspace page. It comes from the groups new album "Declaration", which will see a September 30th release date through Trustkill.
UNDEROATH have posted a new track entitled"Desperate Times, Desperate Measures".
ABAGAIL WILLIAMS also posted a new track: "Into The Ashes" available online here.
Not to be outdone, ALL THAT REMAINS have posted their two new tracks "Before The Damned" and "Relinquish" online.
Check out a few new br00tal songs from NEURAXIS in a new e-card the band posted.
Want some awesome old-school hardcore? Then check out a stream of their entire new album.