Washington, D.C.’s Metalcore leaders Darkest Hour — Mike Schleibaum [guitar], John Henry [vocals], Aaron Deal [bass], Travis Orbin [drums], and Nico Santora [guitar] — have announced their tenth album Perpetual | Terminal, out February 23 via MNRK Heavy. Pre-order it at the link below. The band has introduced the new album by sharing the video for the title track. Watch the video here.Continue reading →
Much like the Atlanta band’s name is a mocking twist on the Dallas Cowboys, their take on metalcore is a mocking twist on the genre. Normally this sort of thing is not my personal taste, and I write it off as MySpace metal, however these guys have perverted in such a manner that it appeals to me. They are aggressive yet highly skilled in the mathematics of their contorted riffing.
A lot of bands sound like they are writing their albums with a view to the live setting these days, with business perhaps more focused on big riffs or breakdowns and how they’ll go over in a club than fitting in to the overall theme of an album, or a band’s catalog. Washington’s current finest punk band Filth Is Eternal sound like a killer live band who also took the extra time at every element of their craft. From message to delivery, this is the full package.
Portland progressive sludge masters Lord Dying will release their long-awaited new full-length, Clandestine Transcendence, on January 19th, 2024 via MNRK Heavy, today unveiling the record’s first single, cover art, and preorders. Watch Lord Dying’s “I Am Nothing, I Am Everything” now!
Releasing your first two records on prestigious labels such as Magnetic Eye Records and Blues Funeral isn’t the worst way to commence a career. Such is the case with Brooklyn, New York quartet Somnuri, who comprise of Justin Sherrell (guitars/vocals), Phil SanGiacomo (drums), Chris Drapeau (guitars/vocals), and bassist Mike G.
For a band named after one of ‘tallica’s finest songs from their early vintage period, you might be forgiven for thinking that Boundless Domain (MNRK Heavy) is a record full of modern Thrash Metal bangers … but you’d be wrong. Creeping Death purvey pure and unadulterated Death Metal, taking in all forms of the gory art with splashes of old-school, blackened, and doom thrown in the mixer.
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!
James Smith, guitarist and long-time member of Underoath, was been apparently dismissed from the band, just days before the band kicked off their new tour, according to a report from Lambgoat. James shared news of his exit from the band after 20 years on social media earlier today. Smith expressed his sadness and disappointment but also gave thanks to the fans who have supported the band throughout the years. James was apparently “informed” he was out of the band, and not vice-versa. So this was not a mutual decision. Now the remaining members of Underoath have commented the split, but no news of a replacement, just yet. The band recently signed to MNRK Heavy and dropped a new single “Let Go!” The band is currently finishing the last few dates of their spring tour with Periphery and Loathe.
James Smith, guitarist and long-time member of Underoath, has been apparently dismissed from the band. James shared news of his exit from the band after 20 years on social media earlier today. Smith expressed his sadness and disappointment but also gave thanks to the fans who have supported the band throughout the years. James was apparently “informed” he was out of the band, and not vice-versa. So this was not a mutual decision. The current members of Underoath have not commented on or mentioned a replacement yet. The band recently signed to MNRK Heavy and dropped a new single “Let Go!” The band is currently finishing the last few dates of their spring tour with Periphery and Loathe.
Ghost Cult caught up with Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm and Ex Deo about his new band Invictus! They released their debut album this year, “Unstoppable” – out now via MNRK Heavy! In addition to his bands, he owns Hard Impact Artist Management, is the founder of Distortion Music Group, and is co-owner of hard-and-heavy booking agency Continental Touring, the man is busy all the time. Invictus is a different kind of heavy band for Maurizio, and he discussed the genesis of the band, using melodic parts for the first time ever, picking a band name, shopping a new project to another label, music industry pitfalls, a track-by-track breakdown of the album, and more!