Creeping Death Shares a New Single and Music Video for “The Common Breed”


Texan Crossover Death Thrashers Creeping Death have shared their new single, “The Common Breed,” with a live performance video. The track comes by way of the band’s Boundless Domain LP, set for release on June 16th, 2023 via MNRK Heavy. Watch it now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Spectral Souls – Towards Extinction


Formed in 2019, it didn’t take Peruvian death metallers Spectral Souls long to feel the effects of Coronavirus, the global pandemic throwing their plans into chaos within months. After eventually completing work on their full-length debut, the Lima-based act released Towards Extinction (Hammerheart Records) digitally last year but are now reissuing the album in a variety of more traditional physical formats.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ready For Death – Ready For Death

Despite their name, Chicago’s newly formed Ready for Death offer more of a hardcore and thrash style in their debut offering. With 10 tracks and a run time of a little over 20 minutes, their self-titled debut on Translation Loss offers plenty of furious tales about chaos and destruction in a compact package.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Detherous – Unrelenting Malevolence


Detherous is quickly becoming a band to pay attention to. Their 2019 debut, Hacked to Death was a balls-to-the-wall thrasher with a killer Kreator-meets-Death sound that easily put the band on many playlists. The Canadian band’s follow-up solidifies the group’s thrash meets death metal style with more unrelenting riffs, bombastic drums, and savage vocals that invoke the great Chuck Schuldiner.

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CONCERT REVIEW: At The Gates – Municipal Waste – Enforced Live at Irving Plaza


Recently renovated classic venue Irving Plaza in New York City is the scene for the finale of the US leg of At The Gates most popular album, Slaughter of the Soul. Enforced opened the night. They’re an interesting group to me. They sound like a mix of Death Metal/Thrash with a some hardcore-tinged vocals. Whatever they’re going for, it’s working for them. I dig it.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Wake – Thought Form Descent

Since their earlier days as a formidable and unmistakable grindcore act, the evolution of Calgary, Alberta’s Wake has been an absolutely joyous spectacle to witness. Expanding their sound with wider influences and tones on later releases, the culmination up until this point was 2020’s spectacular Devouring Ruin which, whilst utterly furious and feral also conjured further expansiveness and intrigue to their sound. It was a truly exciting work that deservedly generated high expectations for what was next (as well as signing to Metal Blade Records). Expectations that have, staggeringly, been surpassed.Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: GWAR – Goatwhore – Nekrogoblikon – The Native Howl Live at Starland Ballroom


I’ve never seen GWAR before, I’ve heard about their shows over the years. Now I finally get to experience it myself! Just as I was starting to shoot the second song of GWAR’s set, I took a shot of some fake blood to my right eye. I laughed as I noticed the camera condom took the brunt of it and my contact lens the rest. Continue reading

Ex-Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Launches New Band Called Dieth with Former Members of Entombed AD, and Decapitated


Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has formed a new Death metal/Thrash Metal band Dieth. Other members of the trio include Swedish guitarist/vocalist Guilherme Miranda (formerly of Entombed A.D.) and drummer Michał Łysejko (ex-Decapitated). Based out of Gdansk, Poland the group has released the music video for its first single, “In The Hall Of The Hanging Serpents” filmed in Gdańsk and directed by Maciej Pieloch of MP Productions. Watch the clip now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Patterns of Decay – Patterns of Decay

Patterns Of Decay have been peddling their full-throttle brand of Metal since 2014, gigging in and around their native New York and having previously released their debut EP Malicious Intent in that year, and their follow-up LP Suicide Note In Comic Sans in 2018. Continue reading

Darkane Announce First New Album in Nine Years – “Inhuman Spirits”

The wait is over! After nine long years, Swedish extreme metallers Darkane have named Inhuman Spirits as their new album from Massacre Records, due out on June 24th, 2022. This is the bands’ first album since 2013s The Sinister Supremancy. With that lineup still intake.Continue reading