Friday, December 28, 2012

Jungle Rot To Re-Issue 'Skin The Living'!

Jungle Rot are re-issuing and re-mastering their debut album Skin The Living! Skin The Living has been a fan favorite since the band started and is approaching it's 17th birthday!

Friday, December 21, 2012

New Divinity Track!

Divinity have posted the first bit of new music we've heard from them in three and a half years! This track is part of a release trilogy the band is titling The Immortalist Trilogy and the song is called 'The Dead Speak From Beyond'. It starts with a cool acoustic beginning and turns into a really solid melodic death piece. It's got some great heavy parts as well!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Of Mice & Men Premiere 'The Depths' Music Video!

Of Mice & Men re-isussed their last album The Flood, with four bonus tracks this year. I'm not really sure why it's called a re-issue and not just a special edition being that re-issues tend to happen after an albums been out for a while and is no longer easily available in stores, or the label wants to reignite the bands flame a bit. Anyhow, Of Mice & Men made a video for one of those bonus tracks titled 'The Depths', and it's a well made video for sure.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Top 5 EPs Of 2012

I wanted to try something this year end. It seems that, while many bands release quite a few EPs in their lifetime, few EPs are truly considered the bands best work. Often times an EP is two or three new songs with some remixes, or a single with some acoustic covers and such, but there are times when an EP is truly a masterpiece for a band. Take the Zombie EP by The Devil Wears Prada, easily their best and most focused work to date. However EPs still get overshadowed by full lengths when it comes to year end lists, and I can honestly say that with the large number of full length vying for my year end list, I probably wouldn't have put an EP on there. So in order to honor some of those EPs out there, here is a top five list.

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Chariots Of The Gods Post Music Video Teaser!

Chariots Of The Gods, who posted the title track to their upcoming release Tides Of War are going to be releasing a music video for that same song on January 29th next year, it's a little far away, but for now the band has a teaser video, and you can always download the track itself to get a listen.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Free Raindance Winter Tour Sampler!

Fans of Chaotic Hardcore should be interested in this tidbit of news, Animal Style Records has released a free sampler album featuring Raindance, Fur Of Heaven, Apart, and more!  You can either stream the album over at bandcamp or download from bandcamp for listening on your own time.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Continents Post First Studio Update!

UK hardcore band Continents are preparing to release their new album Idle Hands in January, but for now the band has posted a studio update, which will be the first of a series of video updates. This video highlights the drums, but the studio stuff doesn't really start until about the 3 minute mark.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chariots Of The Gods Offer New Free Song!

Metalcore outfit Chariot Of The God's are offering a free download of the new track 'Tides Of War' from their upcoming release of the same name. The band does a pretty solid form of thrashy metalcore similar to Unearth, Trivium, and Shadows Fall.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Counterparts Release Music Video For 'The Disconnect'!

Hardcore band Counterparts have released a music video for the song 'The Disconnect' from their latest album The Current Will Carry Us. The video itself is just shots of the band performing live, but it's shot well and gives you a pretty close look into the bands tour life.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thy Art Is Murder - Hate

I never actually listened to Thy Art Is Murder until a few weeks ago, and I am honestly not sure why. They are a band I have heard tons about and I have always meant to check them out but never actually got around to it. Then Hate came out and that changed everything. Hate is a perfect title for this album since it rivals The Acacia Strain in terms of epitomizing the sound of Hate, although in a less lyrical comical way, but the album is heavy and very angry. Also I don’t know what it is about Australia right now but they are killing it in the deathcore department.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dweller - The Reality Vector

If anyone tries to tell you deathcore is a dying genre, go ahead and ignore them. They’re really just trying to belittle a genre they don’t like for some reason because it’s existence somehow affects the credibility of the genre’s that deathcore is influenced by. It’s a hate I’ve never fully understood, and it’s not something I really plan on getting into right now. Either way it doesn’t matter much, the point is Dweller is here with their debut LP The Reality Vector to show you deathcore is alive and well.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Moth Post A New Album Teaser!

Moth's upcoming album Endlessly In Motion is shaping up to give us a hell of a start to the new year, assuming we all survive past the 21st that is. The band has released a five minute teaser of the album which gives you plenty to chew on. If this teaser doesn't make you bite, I'm not sure what will.

Arbiter - Principia Dua

When a band makes a bundle for their upcoming album you typically find a shirt, or a sweater combo. Hell I thought Becoming The Archetype was getting creative when they offered a custom pocket protector, or August Burns Red for making rather humorous baseball cards of themselves. But in steps Arbiter to take things to a more dedicated level, their vocalist Connor has written a 50 page book, entitled Principia Dua to accompany the story of their upcoming dual album Ironclad/Machinations, a venture of which is really creative in its own right.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Arbiter Pre-Orders Are Up!

We're getting closer to the release of Arbiter's double album Ironclad/Machinations! It looks like January 24th is the release date, so get ready for it! The band is offering a bunch of different bundles that include a shirt, guitar picks, poster, and the album of course.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Divinity Are Recording!

Divinty are a rather underappreciated band in my opinion. Their brand of melodic death metal, which tip toes on the technical side of things, makes for a really great sound and both of the albums they have put out thus far have been pretty killer.

Woe, Is Me - Genesi[s]

Metalcore is quite the umbrella term. It’s a genre title so loosely defined it’s hard to really tell what a metalcore fan likes. I was introduced to metal via metalcore but the genre has evolved and changed a lot in that time. Woe, Is Me are on the newer more poppy side of things, which rose in popularity thanks to the likes of A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria or Close To Home. I wouldn’t call any of those bands personal favorites, and Genesi[s] won’t be making me a Woe, Is Me die hard anytime soon, but this band is definitely the best of the that group in my opinion, but unfortunately it wouldn’t appear that’s the case for the rest of the world. Woe, Is Me is to metalcore what Motionless In White is to deathcore, neither are the kings of the genre and tend to take a lot of flak for being too poppy or ‘radio friendly’ but they show signs of talent.