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Orificial Purge - VASTUM

The Bay Area metal scene gets the love that it deserves for its part in anchoring the 1980's U.S. thrash metal scene. It is where METALLICA found its voice, as well as propagating discussions of "The NEXT Four", which often include some combination of the area's heavyweights TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, and/or EXODUS. That region of ...

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Horror - EXHUMED

In essence, death metal is what happened when snotty kids heard METALLICA and SLAYER and decided that this music wasn't fast or horrible enough. More than three decades on from the genre's genesis, it may be significant that it seems to be older, veteran bands that have the firmest grasp on that explosive, exuberant spirit ...

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EXHUMED To Release 'Horror' Album In October

Twenty-one years since the release of its murderous debut, EXHUMED continues its onslaught of gore-obsessed death metal on its new album, "Horror", coming October 4 via Relapse Records. Aptly titled, "Horror" is an exploration of all things macabre, as the undisputed pioneers of neck-breaking riffs plow through fifteen of the band's most intense tracks to ...

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NAILS Releases New Single 'I Don't Want To Know You'

Called the "harshest band in America" by The Guardian, NAILS has returned to unleash their relentless fury once again with the release of a new song, "I Don't Want To Know You". The digital single out now is accompanied by the ripping B-side "Endless Resistance", which features guest Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY). Pre-orders ...

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Uncivilized - POUNDER

We are only a few months into the 2019 calendar year, but I am already set to declare the heavy metal anthem of the year: "Fuck Off and Die". The song's the opening serve from POUNDER's debut full-length album, "Uncivilized", and is a fist-pumping piece of heavy metal triumph. The track launches with a furious ...

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Listen To New REVOCATION Song 'Blood Atonement'

REVOCATION will release its new album, "The Outer Ones", on September 28 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Great Is Our Sin" sees the band pushing both the death metal and progressive elements of its signature sound harder than ever. The song "Blood Atonement", taken from "The Outer Ones", can be streamed below. ...

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Coffin Birth - EXTREMITY

"Old School Death Metal" is a commonly discussed sub-subgenre these days, and it gives one a ballpark estimation and idea of what they're getting into. The tag brings to mind the aggressive and horrific sounds of AUTOPSY, DEATH or BOLT THROWER—or BLOOD INCANTATION as far as newer bands taking cue from the elders—rather than, say, ...

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PIG DESTROYER: 'Mt. Skull' Video Released

"Mt. Skull", the new video from PIG DESTROYER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's first album in six years, "Head Cage" (named after a grisly medieval torture device), which will be released on September 7 via Relapse Records. The "Mt. Skull" clip was directed by Joe Stakun. The band states: ...

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PIG DESTROYER: 'The Torture Fields' Video

After six long, harsh years of absence, the mighty PIG DESTROYER have reassembled to eradicate eardrums and split skulls with their highly anticipated sixth full-length opus, titled "Head Cage" (named after a grisly medieval torture device). "Head Cage" is due out September 7 via Relapse Records. The official music video for "The Torture Fields", directed ...

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Twisted Prayers - GRUESOME

Make no mistake about GRUESOME's intentions. The band is pure, shameless worship of the seminal band DEATH's early work. The masterminds who brought the vision to life were none other than EXHUMED's frontman Matt Harvey and drummer Gus Rios (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE), both of whom were involved with the "Death To All" benefit tours ...

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GRUESOME: 'Fatal Illusions' Video Released

Death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME have released the official video for the song "Fatal Illusions". The track is taken from the band's second album, "Twisted Prayers", which will be released on June 1 via Relapse Records. Commented GRUESOME guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey: "'Fatal Illusions' is a track that was truly co-written by Dan, Gus ...

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GRUESOME: 'Inhumane' Video Released

Death metal defenders of the old GRUESOME have released the official video for the song "Inhumane". The track is taken from the band's second album, "Twisted Prayers", which will be released on June 1 via Relapse Records. The clip was directed by Jeffrey Sisson (EXHUMED, ORIGIN) and can be seen below. Said GRUESOME's Matt Harvey: ...

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Members Of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE And Other Bands Take Part In '70000 Tons Of Metal' All-Star Jam (Video)

Fifty heavy metal musicians — including members of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE and METAL CHURCH — took part in this year's edition of "Jamming With Waters In International Waters", the official 70000 Tons Of Metal all-star jam hosted by ANNIHILATOR's Jeff Waters. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire event can be seen below ...

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OBSCURA Completes Work On 'Diluvium' Album

German technical death metal masters OBSCURA have completed their fifth full-length album, "Diluvium", for a summer 2018 release via Relapse Records. The disc was recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, PESTILENCE) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany. Some special contributors were involved with the making of "Diluvium", including Linus Klausenitzer's father, Prof. Ulf Klausenitzer, ...

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EXHUMED Releases Video For 'Night Work'

"Night Work", a brand new video from gore metal maniacs EXHUMED, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Death Revenge", which will be released on October 13 via Relapse. EXHUMED frontman Matt Harvey comments: "We are extremely stoked to present this cinematic clip that brings you deep into the ...

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Listen To New THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Song 'Matriarch'

"Matriarch", a brand new song from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth full-length album, "Nightbringers", which will be released on October 6 via Metal Blade Records. Rather than meticulously plan things out or stick rigidly to any kind of template, when it comes to writing, ...

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