Monster Truck have just released a lyric video for their latest song "Sweet Mountain River." Filled with massive classic rock guitar riffs and featuring their biggest chorus to date, the track is currently tearing up the rock radio charts across Canada. The band's debut album Furiosity will drop May 28, 2013. Prior to this release, the band put out two EPs, the first a self-titled effort and the second called The Brown EP.
Finnish masters of melancholic dark metal, Amorphis have released the second single off the band's upcoming album Circle. The album is the follow-up to 2011’s highly successful masterpiece The Beginning Of Times (Finnish charts: #1, German charts: #16) was produced and mixed by no less than Hypocrisy and Pain mastermind Peter Tägtgren (Children of Bodom, Celtic Frost, Immortal, Dimmu Borgir). Circle is set for an April 19th release.
In the cold, sweeping darkness of The Thermals' upcoming LP Desperate Ground, "The Sunset" is an obvious ray of light. Like the sun itself, the song is wide, warm, and more than a little dangerous at close range. It is the story of a man with only shadows for friends and only memories for food. Like many Thermals tracks, the song is loud, catchy, and more than a little paranoid. And although the lyrics appear bleak at times, there is great hope to be found in the song, and great joy as well. The Thermals' sixth LP and debut for Saddle Creek, Desperate Ground will be released April 16.
Portland’s favorite punk/metal delinquents Toxic Holocaust recently unleashed a new lyric video for "Agony of the Damned." Initially featured on the band’s 2011 Conjure and Command full-length, "Agony Of The Damned" makes an "updated" appearance on the From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction compilation, set for release via Relapse Records next month. From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction is a gargantuan 22-track anthology that compiles over a decade’s worth of Toxic Holocaust rarities into one raging compilation of antagonistic bliss.
New York death metal legends Immolation have posted a lyric video for the track "Kingdom of Conspiracy." "Kingdom Of Conspiracy" is the title track of their upcoming ninth full-length album. The follow up to their 2010 release, Majesty and Decay, will be released on May 14th in North America both digitally and physically via Nuclear Blast. Kingdom of Conspiracy was recorded at Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed and mastered once again by Zack Ohren known for his work with All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth and Suffocation.
Midwest hard rock act, 3 Pill Morning, has announced a string of Spring tour dates with Trapt beginning April 22 in Baton Rouge, LA. The run will be preceded by a handful of dates with Framing Hanley and Superbob. 3 Pill Morning will continue its relentless touring in support of its record label debut, Black Tie Love Affair, which released last Spring.
Metal quintet Into The Flood has released a lyric video for their track "Your Judgment Is What Condemns You." The song is taken from their forth-coming album, Vices, due out this Summer.
New York death metal veterans Suffocation have posted the lyric video for the track "Cycles of Suffering." The song comes off their latest album Pinnacle of Bedlam, which was released on February 19th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. Suffocation sold 3,213 copies of Pinnacle of Bedlam in the U.S. during its first week of release. That puts the band at #152 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and at #2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) Chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. Pinnacle of Bedlam features 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their Despise The Sun EP.
Today's metal scene lacks bands with a constant theme, or at least an interesting one. Through this void enters Fumigation. The theme of insects, rodents and chemicals is entertaining, insightful, and humorous all at the same time. From phobias to infestations, harborages to feeding habits, Fumigation will dissect the situation and select the best method of control. This method usually comes in the form of groove laden death metal. Exterminating since early 2008, Fumigation is a five piece metal band from Ottawa, Ontario.
Ender has posted a new lyric video online for the song called "Pieces Of Silver." The band is now rejoined by original vocalist Joe Benducci, who left the band in March 2011. Ender formed in New Jersey in May 2009 and wasted no time getting down to work, writing a handful of songs and getting right on the road that July and August. They are excited to be releasing their new EP Descolada which comes after the release of the full-length This Is Revenge. Along with the new EP, Ender is recording brand new music for a coming full-length album.
Italian death metallists' Eyeconoclast have premiered the lyric video for the brand new single, "Rise of the Orgamechanism." The track will be featured on their upcoming Prosthetic debut Drones of the Awakening which is scheduled to be released on April 16th. The album was recorded at guitarist Stefano Morabito's 16th Cellar Studio (Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Inherit Disease) in Rome and features vocals by the band's newest addition, Giuseppe Di Giorgio (Black Therapy).
The newest addition to the Facedown lineup, Fallstar, has released their second lyric video "El Rey," from the highly anticipated April 16th release Backdraft. Fallstar are an unrestrained group of artists and musicians who draw just as much inspiration from their local punk and hardcore scene as they do from their hometown in general. The band is definitely best enjoyed as a live act with shows that include many sing-alongs and crowd participation.
Paris, France pop-punk ensemble, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! is excited to release their debut track "Restart", the lead track off forthcoming new album Pardon My French, set for release on April 30th. Recorded with producer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Devils Wears Prada, Of Mice & Men, Blessthefall), Pardon my French delivers 12 anthemic tracks to follow up to their debut Something For Nothing. The five-piece band has been at it on the road for many years now and have built up quite a worldwide following.
After several independent releases and extensive DIY touring, Maryland Christian metalcore act My Ransomed Soul is set to release their debut Red Cord Records album Falsehoods. The ten track offering features guest vocals from Rick Armellino of This Or The Apocalypse and will be released on March 26th. Hailing from central Maryland; the band formed at the beginning of 2007. Through their music and actions, the band desires to be a positive example to others and invites anyone to talk with them about their beliefs. It is clear that My Ransomed Soul aims not only to make an impact on the world of music, but on people’s hearts as well.
Italian death-metalcore outfit Your Anguish have released their new album Heroes & Zeroes worldwide. After years of work with a new lineup, the band feels confident that they have finally found their sound with this new record. The seven songs represent well the influences the band members comes from; metal, punk and hardcore. The album is totally self-produced, something Your Anguish is very proud of. To celebrate the new album release, a lyric video of the song "King of Reptiles" has just been made live.
Hundredth have premiered a lyric video for their track "Free Mind / Open Spirit." The song comes from the band's upcoming EP Revolt, which hit stores on March 19th through Mediaskare Records. Recorded at the legendary studio The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado with producers Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Stick To Your Guns), Revolt is the first half of Hundredth's double EP titled Revolt/Resist, featuring five new tracks including "Ruin." The second half of the double EP Resist will be released later in 2013.
Up-and-coming Australian metalcore band Feed Her to the Sharks has been blazing the underground trail for some time - attracting fans across the globe with their pristine technical sound and engaging live performances. Originally discovered in 2012 by Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum whilst already having a Fredrik Nordstrom-produced full-length album tacked to their name, this gifted five-piece is ready to take things above and beyond in 2013 with a new tour coming this spring and new album, Savage Seas, set for release this Summer. Today Feed Her to the Sharks released the lyric video for "Memory of You," one of the big songs off of Savage Seas.
Call of the Void today reveals a brand new lyric video for "Endless Ritual Abuse." The song comes by way of the band’s Dragged Down A Dead End Path full-length set to drop next month via Relapse Records. Formerly known as Ironhorse, Call of the Void churn a bastardized mesh of filthy powerviolence-charred hardcore. Featuring more than 25 minutes of confrontational audio hate, the ten-track Dragged Down A Dead End Path was recorded at the Boar’s Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah by Andy Patterson and mastered by Chris Mcnaughton. Dragged Down A Dead End Path will see digital, CD and LP North American release on March 19th, preceded by European release dates of March 15th in Germany, Benelux and Finland, and March 18th in the UK and all other territories.
Five Knives have just released a lyric video for the song "Messin' With My Mind", which is featured on the new EP The Rising. The band are about to embark on The MTV Artist To Watch Tour with Twenty One Pilots and New Politics. The tour kicks off March 17th in Birmingham, Alabama. The band will be making a couple appearances at SXSW this year, performing at the Red Bull Records Party at Empire Automotive on March 14th with fellow Red Bull Records alumnus Heaven's Basement and Blitz Kids. Also catch them on the Van's Warped Tour this Summer.
With a brand new record only weeks away, Conditions have released a brand lyric video today highlighting the track "Love Elusive." The band had their fans send in snapshots of themselves portraying the lyrics to the song so they could be compiled into the lyric video. The band is out on the road right now with Let Live and will be joining Sleeping With Sirens on the Take It or Leave It Tour starting in mid-March. Conditions will be releasing their newest full length Full Of War on March 26th.