Friday, March 30, 2012

Film Score Friday! James Newton Howard - The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games released a week ago along with a 'soundtrack' of songs inspired by The Hunger Games. However it was until this week that we got a taste of the music we actually heard in the film done by the very well known James Newton Howard. This time around I actually got a chance to see the movie, and I'm working on trying to get a review out for the movie itself.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Switchblade Rosie - Nocturnal Guest EP

Switchblade Rosie are one of the most aurally interesting things I’ve heard in a while. This band takes inspiration from all over the place and isn't afraid to explore and experiment with their music, which is both a  brave and respectable thing in music.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

To Speak Of Wolves Have A 'Stand Alone Complex.'

To Speak Of Wolves posted a new song from their upcoming album Find Your Worth, Come Home! The song is titled 'Stand Alone Complex' and features guest vocals from Micah Kinard the of Oh,Sleeper! The song is pretty awesome, definitely has the sound they established from the first album, but production seems to have gotten a bit tighter, which is always nice. Anyhow, I'll stop blabbing, check it out:

Monday, March 26, 2012

Dethklok Fan? Check out Galaktikon!

So I've been dying for a new Dethklok album for a while now, but recently it was announced that Brendan Smalls would be working on a new more high energy rock metal project, which had me a tad bit worried at first because I really love Dethklok, but after hearing this new track from Galaktikon I'm a lot less worried.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Check Out My Tread Review At Emurg!

In case you missed my last Emurg related post I'll quickly reiterate, I recently starting doing reviews for, which is a website focused on promoting and reviewing up and coming soon to be heavy hitters in Rock and Metal.

My review of Tread's Rise From Silence was posted today, so go check it out! Tread is pretty solid stuff! 

And while you're there check out some of the other reviews and leave comments and such, we love to hear your guys' opinions!

Mnemic Announce Mnemisis!

Mnemic had quite an eventful year last year, with the departure of three members, they are practically a new band now. And now they are set to release their fifth studio album entitled Mnemesis! At this time there isn't yet a  release date, but being that it's done already I would expect no later than early summer. But we'll find out.

Film Score Friday! Detachment - The Newton Brothers

So I'm going to try and add more film stuff to the blog, since it's primarily metal. The problem I have is that I'm too cheap to see a movie every week, but I listen to plenty of music, thanks to spotify and the internet in general, so I'm going to try and feature a film score each week, I'll do my best to actually see the film, but I can't make any promises there.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Ninja Turtles Are Now Aliens?

So it was recently revealed that Michael Bay would be working on a new entry into the Tennage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. He also mentioned that he is effectively changing the origin story altogether. The turtles are now an alien race, which opens up doors for more than four turtles, and loads of other possibilities.

New To Speak Of Wolves Album!

So I'm a little late on this one, but good news is still good news. To speak Of Wolves, who had a fantastic debut LP are set to release their new album Find Your Worth, Come Home on May 22nd!

Miseration Recording A New Album!

I just started listening to this band Miseration last night, which is a collaboration between members of other bands which I've never heard of, but the vocalist has been in Scar Symmetry, Solar Dawn and Torchbearer. Anyhow, the band has two solid albums out already and is now working on a third release, which is interestingly enough being recorded in multiple places all thanks to the magic of the internet!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Within The Ruins Working On A New Album!

Within The Ruins are a band that unfortunately get look over by many for the fact that they are deathcore, regardless of the fact that they are more skilled than many other bands out there, and are easily one of my favorite bands on Victory Records.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Becoming The Archetype Remix Album Coming

So remixes seem to be pretty hot recently, some good, many bad. Regardless that deosn't keep me from being interested in Becoming the Archetypes upcoming remix album Celestial Progression which as you can probably tell is a remix album for Celestial Completetion. You can head here to listen to two samples, one of which I dig, and the other may take some time to grow on me.

Impending Doom - Baptized In Filth

Impending Doom presented us with their fourth studio album this week, entitled Baptized In Filth. This follows 2010's There Will Be Violence, which in my opinion was pretty great, so my expectations for this album were pretty high to say the least. But were they met?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Check out my review of Eternal Silences EP.

I started writing for another blog titled Emurg recently that deals with up and coming Artists in both metal and rock. I did a review of Eternal Silences EP The Arsonist.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Derelict - Perpetuation

2011 was a fantastic year for metal and upon writing my year end list I found myself thinking that 2012 has some really big shoes to fill. However this year has already dropped some mammoth sized albums on us and is proving itself to be just as good as last year.

Vying for my top 15 list this year is Montreal based Tech Death  band Derelict’s latest album Perpetuation, and by vying I mean slaying it’s competition so far. This is the first album I’ve listened to this year that I immediately felt would make my top albums list. The year is early, but I have a good feeling about this one.
Anyhow let’s get on with the album. 

Oh, Sleeper Will Release A Video Game!

That right there is the sneak peak into what Oh, Sleeper has been working on. It's a side scrolling video game, seemingly aimed at mobile phones, that plays out the story from their last album Children Of Fire which was one of my favorite albums last year.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Of Mice & Men To Enter The Studio!

The details are few but Of Mice & Men, who seem to be following an album a year process show no signs of stopping and are scheduled to head into the studio this week. They recently lost Shayley Bourget, the clean vocalist and rhythm guitarist, so it'll be interersting to see how this album sounds compared to the previous two releases. Anyhow, I'll post details as they come in, hopefully we get some nice studio videos.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

War Of Ages Album Teaser!

War Of Ages have posted an album teaser for their upcoming album Return To Life, due out April 24th through Facedown Records. The teaser is pretty awesome and these guys definitely seem to have step up their production while maintaining their overall sound. Check it out:

Friday, March 9, 2012

Impending Doom Are 'Murderers'

Impending Doom made a video for the song 'Murderer' from their upcoming album Baptized In Filth! The album is set to release next week on March 13th, but in the meantime check out this video:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

For Today Are 'Fearless'!

For Today gave us a teaser for a new single recently, but today that single was actually released! It's titled 'Fearless' and you can watch it here:

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Jungle Rot Video!

Old School Death Metal outfit Jungle Rot made a video for the song 'Blood Ties' from last years awesome Kill On Command! The video has the band playing in a cramped basement, while a girl whose trapped by a crazy family tries to escape. It's a bit creepy, but in most respects, it's pretty safe for work.

Thrown To The Sun - Of Oceans And Raindrops

I'm not well versed on Turkish metal, but I had this Istanbul based Progressive Metal band suggested to me recently, and I'm really thankful for that because these guys are awesome. They go by Thrown To The Sun and their this is their debut album. It's titled Of Oceans And Raindrops, and this 51 minute beast was originally intended to be a short EP, before the writing process got a bit carried away. It was a very awesome change of plans if you ask me.

Friday, March 2, 2012

New God Forbid!

So it hasn't been the greatest year for bands with black frontmen, but that's not stopping God Forbid, who are set to release their follow up to 2009's Earthsblood. The new album is entitled Equilibrium and is set to release on March 26th. March has a ton of great releases it would seem.

Veil Of Maya - Eclipse

Chicago's Veil Of Maya are a band I've heard plenty about, constantly told myself to check out, but never really got around to actually do until about a month or so ago. They are a band at the forefront of Progressive Deathcore, who've made quite the name for themselves over the past few years, and have a loyal following. This album, will not change any of that. The thing is it doesn't do a whole lot to draw in new listeners.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Demon Hunter Post 'Someone To Hate'!

Demon Hunter have posted the first single from their upcoming album True Defiance! The track is called 'Someone To Hate'!