Monday, October 31, 2011

Arbiter Working On A Card Game

No not the breakdown builder card game. This is something new.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Look At The Blog On Your Phone!

There's a good chance that if your viewing this blog, you have one of them fancy schmancy smartphones. Well I'm glad to tell you that the website is optimized for mobile internet, and I gotta say it looks pretty slick. Check it out, and get your dose of info on the go!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Metallica Working On A Real Album Now

Despite the bad attention, Lulu is about to come out, but I imagine with all the negative reviews it's garnered, it'll be quickly forgotten (Well not really forgotten, but brutality beaten and left for dead in the past by fans and critics?) However, Metallica is wasting no time getting started on a legitimate new album of fresh music, no collaborations involved. Rob Trujillo announced that they had started the writing process and would be working with Rick Rubin again.

I'm sure the new album will have some good songs on it, but I think at this point to many fans, Metallica is a shell of their former selves. I personally loved Death Magnetic, so I'm rather excited for the new album. Let's hope it's at least as good as Death Magnetic. Keep your eyes peeled, it's expected to drop sometime next year.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Molotov Solution - Insurrection

Enter Molotov Solution. A Deathcore outfit from Las Vegas, who are presenting us with the fourth and latest full length outing. (Third signed full length, fourth overall.) I'll be honest, I've really only listened to these guys a handful of times, and when I heard that these guys and Carnifex had albums coming out, I was fully suspecting these guys to be the 'meh' album of the two.

Carnifex - Until I Feel Nothing

Sand Diego's Carnifex are presenting us with their fourth full length release this week. Entitled Until I Feel Nothing. This album got me pretty excited I have to say. Carnifex is a good deathcore band, but they've never really been on my top list. However when I heard that Tim Lambesis was producing this one I let my hopes get up.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bandcamp Plunder Of The Week! Derelict - Unspoken Words

This weeks entry, Derelict, should be more popular. They play proggy technical death metal, and unfortunately they are relative unknowns at the moment, but they are gaining popularity. They are currently signed to Relapse Records and have Toured with the likes of Whitechapel, Job For A Cowboy, The Last Felony, Ion Dissonance, and many others.

Halo Of Gunfire Post 'Soulless And Scorned'!

Technical Deathcore band Halo Of Gunfire did today what many a band have been doing lately, asking for facebook likes and using new material as an incentive to get those likes. In reality it's a good way to get free marketing. Fans of bands who do this will spread the news like wildfire to hear the new material, and chances are those fans will tell their friends and so on and so forth. Whitechapel did this recently to get 550k likes. Halo Of Gunfire's is a bit more reasonable though.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Arbiter Post 'Destroyer'!

Tis' a good day for new music so far. Deathcore outfit Arbiter have posted 'Destroyer' on their facebook, which I presume is from the Machinations side of the new album due out later this year, judging from the overall sound at least. (It sounds a bit mechanical, in a good way.)

In The Midst Of Lions Post 'Cry Of The Oppressed'

Alrighty! Christian Deathcore  In The Midst Of Lions, who I've mentioned a few times recently have posted a new song from the forthcoming album entitled Shadows, due out November 22! The new song, Cry Of The Oppressed, sounds great.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Underoath Re-releases First 3 Albums In A Combo Pack!

Tampa Florida's Underoath, like The Chariot and Norma Jean before them, are re-releasing their first three albums in a 3 CD combo pack for $10 today. It's entitled Play Your Old Stuff. This is a fantastic deal for people who haven't already bought their old stuff, or just found them thanks to their new album or something. Anyhow, check it out.

On a side note I was slightly disappointed because when I read the title for this collection I thought it might be a live album of the 'new' band playing older songs. But alas I was wrong.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bandcamp Plunder Of The Week! All Tomorrows - Opilion

First off, sorry I didn't post one of these last week, totally forgot. Which is probably a bad thing, but I'll try to not forget in the future. 

This week I found an awesome band from Chile called All Tomorrows. Their album 'Opilion' is pretty sick.

It's fast, heavy, grabs your attention and it never lets you go. Sound wise it reminds me of a cross between Mnemic's overall sound, with the ferocity and relentlessness of Divinity. Only somehow even more ferocious. The guitars are thick and chunky and make you want to get up and fight something or drive recklessly.

Anyhow you can stream their album or buy it for $7 ($1 per song pretty much.) Definitely check 'em out.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

In The Midst Of Lions New Album Comes Out Next Month

Christian Deathcore outfit In The Midst Of Lions are going to be releasing 'Shadows' next month! Their last entry 'Heart Of Man' was pretty awesome. I'd definitely recommend a listen. Judging from the studio updates they posted on their youtube page, the new album is shaping up to be pretty fantastic. Let's just say I'm pretty excited.

Keep an eye out for it, I'll probably do a review when it comes out too.

I Declare War - Self Titled

I Declare War's Malevolence was one of the first deathcore albums I listened to. I enjoyed it a lot at first, but then bands like Whitechapel and All Shall Perish stole my attention. Since Malevolence I've listened to quite a few deathcore bands and would like to believe I have a pretty good idea of what makes a good/great deathcore album. I Declare War isn't the front of the pack in theis genre, but they aren't falling behind either. For me, they are somewhere between Whitechapel and Oceano, both in sound and quality. Malevolence was a good album as a whole, but for me personally it lacked standout tracks. (Although, totally unrelated to their music, I really liked the cover for Malevolence over the new album cover.)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Oh Hey, I Declare War have A New Album Coming Out.

I keep tabs on quite a few bands, but the last few weeks have been catching me off guard release wise. Although on this one I feel a bit more surprised than usual because I feel like I checked up on these guys recently.

Regardless, Seattle based Deathcore outfit I Declare War have their self-titled album coming out next week (Oct. 11th)! Their previous release, Malevolence, was a pretty good album, showcasing their heavy sound and brutal vocals. By no means did it re-invent the wheel for Deathcore, but it was a pretty solid release.

Anyhow, I'm planning on doing a review for this album. Keep an eye out for it!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Searching For Sonny Trailer Is Out!

I've been watching this film grow for a while now. I think since the Canon 5DmkII was released, or somewhere around there. (I remember getting teasers of sorts, that were more or less test shots for the film,a nd they were gorgeous.) Now after a long time waiting, we're blessed with a trailer for the film!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Browning - Burn This World

I've never listened to The Browning until now. As far as I know they have an EP or two? Someone correct me if I'm wrong please. Honestly, their name is far from my favorite band name, and I'm not entirely sure of it's meaning. However a bands name does not speak louder than it's music. The Browning have a 'new' take on the genre of Deathcore. They are apparently huge techno/dance music fans, and have created an amalgamation of the two genres to create Electronic Deathcore. Electrocore? When I was younger techno was just about the only thing I listened to, so let's say I was at least intrigued to hear what this album had to offer.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Go Pre-Order Recorrupted!

Whitechapel has now officially announced their new EP. There are only two new songs on it, one you can already hear, and a new Pantera cover. The rest of the EP is three remixes, one of which is done by Ben Weinman of Dillinger Escape Plan fame. Section 8 is a pretty fantastic song in my opinion, and hopefully we'll get word of a new album in the coming months. Anyhow, Recorrupted comes out November 8th and is only $4.99, so go pre-order it!

Also they released a studio video for Section 8. Jump past the break to see it.