Tuesday, June 30, 2020
This is the official information about the free compilation by Horror Pain Gore Death Productions.
Here is the official music video for "Sparks Fly" from the 2020 album Life in the City by the Canadian band Demise of the Crown. Below is the official propaganda hype about the band. Listen to the album on Bandcamp.
Check out this documentary of METAL IMMORTAL FEST in the United States. Apparently, the band Lady Beast (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) has taken the responsibility of organizing the fest. This documentary is really fun to watch and hopefully we will have more such festivals for heavy metal in the United States. In the video Lady Beast explain how they organized it. Of course, there is some cool footage of the festival itself. The description on YouTube says: Featuring interviews and live footage from RAZOR, SAVAGE MASTER, NIGHT DEMON, DESTRUCTOR, FATAL CURSE, LADY BEAST and more! A documentary about METAL IMMORTAL FEST 1 in Pittsburgh PA 2019 by George Romero film student Jessie Regula. LADY BEAST frontwoman and fest organizer Deborah Levine comments: "I was contacted while organizing MIFest by Jessie who attends the George Romero school for film. She wanted to film a documentary for her final project about the fest. I said hell yeah, and she collected all the footage, interviews, songs, etc and compiled her favorite moments for yall to enjoy! We owe her a huge thank you for allowing this moment in time to be immortal. Hope you enjoy!!!"
Blood and Thunder is a melodic death metal band in Washington state. Here is their Facebook description and below it is their 2018 recording The Necromancer's Cantos on Bandcamp.
The demo by Bleed The Stone (Washington State) is available on Bandcamp. Below is their information.
Agony of Deceit was(?) a thrash band in Washington state. YouTube has the following video of the band performing live. Metal Archives shows an album called Affliction from 2003.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Kenziner (Finland) is an uptempo, melodic band with high singing, guitar-hero playing and keyboards. Kenziner hits all the stops throughout the album. Fast rockers. Check. Midtempo anthems. Check. Power ballad. Check. You don’t have to tell this band “Know your audience!” because they do. Ten songs in 43 minutes. Even though it is catchy, melodic songs, there is a prog tendency while still staying away from getting pigeonholed as a prog band. They also a neoclassical vibe in the guitars, and sometimes it is an exchange between the guitars and the keyboards. Phoenix is their fourth album and it was released on June 26th, 2020. Below is some official information about the album. If you like the music and you would like to support the band, below is the relevant link. These YouTube videos often have no value whatsoever in terms of support for the band. It is better to go through band or label if you want to support the music. puresteel-records.com/news/view/5423/KENZINER_Phoenix_CD_and_limited_Vinyl_edition_officially_released
Dutch heavy metal traditionalists Black Knight have a long history and have had their share of personnel changes, but on June 26th, 2020 they had their third album Road to Victory released. The music is uptempo, rocking songs with the riffs that are classic-style, done with expertise. The band is essentially the dictionary definition of traditional heavy metal. High vocals and high screams, riffs, solos, everything, with a gritty mentality. They want their songs to hit harder, the guitars to rock on the basis of the big riffs. The songs have a crunch to them. This is not to say that they have no melodies. They have hooks and they have solos that include melody, not just shredding. They have choruses that drive the themes home. Still, it is the guitar crunch that seeks headbanging movement from the listener. Here is some official information about them and a couple of YouTube videos. facebook.com/BlackKnightNL/
Black Liquid Funeral is extreme metal in Washington state. This publication does not have knowledge of any other recordings besides what they have on the Band Profile section of their Facebook page. The demo is a raw thrash/death-style recording of brutal metal. facebook.com/blackliquidfuneral/ facebook.com/blackliquidfuneral/app/2405167945/
Blackgoat (Washington state), according to Metal Archives, issued two albums: Blackgoat (2000) and By Unseen Forces (2003). This publication does not have much information about the band. It is assumed that this band is defunct. At any rate, YouTube has their 2003 album in its entirety. They are an extreme band, and people generally classify them as a death metal band or a death/doom band.
This is what Wikipedia says about Black Breath (Washington state): Black Breath is an American heavy metal band from Washington that formed in Bellingham in 2006 and later moved to Seattle. They play hardcore punk-influenced extreme metal. A key factor of their sound is the "Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal Pedal", which was popularized by bands such as Entombed, Dismember and Edge of Sanity in the early 1990s. Black Breath began in 2005, playing local bars and house shows in Bellingham. They released a few demos, and toured the underground before finally recording an actual EP in 2008. In 2008 they released the Razor to Oblivion EP under their own label, Hot Mass Records. The EP gained attention in the local music underground and the band signed with Southern Lord Records, a Los Angeles based metal and hardcore punk oriented label, in October 2009. Black Breath toured across the country to support the EP as a support act for Victims, Rise and Fall, and Trap Them. Southern Lord then took over the distribution of the EP, which was re-released under the new label, and Black Breath went to the east coast to record their debut album, Heavy Breathing, at GodCity Studios, owned by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou. Heavy Breathing was released on March 30, 2010 by Southern Lord. Their second album titled Sentenced To Life was released March 27, 2012 also on Southern Lord Records. In October 2014 it was announced that Black Breath would be returning to GodCity Studios to record their follow up, Slaves Beyond Death, for an early 2015 release. Elijah Nelson, the band's bassist, was found dead on December 29th, 2019.
This is Bitter End (Washington state). YouTube has their album Have a Nice Death! (2011) and here's a couple of their songs from there. facebook.com/bitterendband/
This is BEYOND THEORY (Washington state) and they're all about "mixing older thrash/death with an up to date metal sound." Go the section Band Profile on their Facebook page to hear their music. Here's a clue: One of their songs on there is called "Modern Day Primitive" and right there tell us that their music is as ugly as their inebriated souls. Another one is called "Rude Awakening" and once again the angry American music lives up to the title. This is drum-pounding, obnoxious, socially unacceptable metal that would scare the social workers that visit you every week. The band is: Don Bossart-Rhythm/Lead Guitar/Vocals, Paul Clark-Lead/Rhythm guitar/Vocals, Frank Wicklander-Bass/Vocals, Joe Aird-Drums, Jamie Carter-Lead Vocals. facebook.com/BeyondTheory09/
Listen to the 2019 self-titled recording by Beretta, traditional, old-school heavy metal rock and roll from the state of Washington, U.S. They even have a cover of "Stormtroopin'" by Ted Nugent, the legendary pioneer of U.S. hard rock and heavy metal. Beretta EP by Beretta
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Check out the latest video from Volturian (Italy). It is called "Haunting Symphony." This publication reviewed their 2020 album some time ago. Below is said review, in case you missed it. Below the review is the new video, after which you will also find other videos from the band. facebook.com/volturian/
Ninth Circle Echo Black June 26th 2020 Pure Underground Records facebook.com/NinthCircleBand
On July 24th, 2020 Acid Tears (Zimbabwe) will release the song "Drowning" on Bandcamp. Here is the official information about the band. soundcloud.com/acidtears_official?fbclid=IwAR1TWWwzzDjxkn9xTIZ49eOP8ob05PE2IehFzD5tNlSrAKVQ_HE9DkYWI4U facebook.com/Acid-Tears-172942642760099/
Diabolic Oath Profane Death Exodus June 26th, 2020 Sentient Ruin Laboratories
The "progressive folk metal" band Gallows Hymn (Washington state, U.S.A.) today announced:
Beltfed Weapon is a band, at least in part, in Washington state. It looks like they do not have music on Bandcamp but here a couple of tunes from YouTube. facebook.com/beltfedweapon/
Bell Witch is duo of "sludge/funeral doom" in Washingont state.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Falconer From a Dying Ember Metal Blade Records 26 June 2020
Listen to the old-school primal extreme metal of Befoulment in Washington state. facebook.com/befoulmentwar/
Barefoot Barnacle is (was?!) an experimental band in Washington state. It looks like they have been quiet since 2014. Anyone with information leading to location or capture of these bandits share your information. facebook.com/barefootbarnaclemusic
These are some songs by Bacon Grenade (Washington state, U.S.A.): "We are a Heavy Metal band, with death metal lyrics, growls and screams, monster riffs, thunderous drums and face melting solos!!!!! Our lyrics are stories that have one thing in common, Death. The Stories though vary from cult leaders, to deranged killer, ghosts, and monsters and demons. With our shrieking highs and brutal lows, and a touch of harmonies and trade offs, we can portray them more vividly. In the background we have the fancy hands and the thunderous pounding of the drums that shake the earth. Next are the guitars with a old thrash but with a new age taste of riffs. Also there are sweet ass harmonies and some intense solos. Last but not least is the booming bass, the drive will make the shit just seep out of your asshole. All of this together you get Bacon Grenade, we are here to keep the metal Alive and to kick destiny in the face!!" facebook.com/Bacon-Grenade-official-418233741563054/
Avoid is a melodic metalcore/hardcore band in Washington state. Check out some of their official music videos. facebook.com/AVOIDKicksAss/
Friday, June 26, 2020
Even the Devil Believes is the name of the new album by Christian metal legends Stryper. The album is scheduled for September 4th, 2020. "Blood from Above" is the opening song. Below the new song there are some previous videos from the band. This is the band's Facebook biography. facebook.com/Stryper/
There will be new music by deathCAVE (Washington state). They call themselves "cosmic doom": "deathCAVE is a cosmic doom trio from Seattle, WA and formed in 2018 when Freiburger asked Benny Koslosky to join his project with Tony Muñoz. They hit the ground running as all three are veterans of touring underground bands. Their music incorporates elements of thrash, psychedelic, stoner, and doom metal, with lyrics based on personal stories reinterpreted in the realm of mythological tales."
Ligeia is the 2020 album by Eye of Nix (Washington state). They describe their music as "avant-garde, doom metal, black metal, alternative." The new album is available at Bandcamp.
Behold the Key is the 2020 album by Zan from Washington state. Listen to the complete album on Bandcamp. This is the band's Facebook biography: "Zan is an American metal band from southeast Washington State, founded by members Ace Michel (vocals), David Huber (guitar) and Jason Turner (drums) in the year 2000. Chase McClendon (guitar) joined the band in 2010, followed by Ryan Johnson (bass) in 2013. Starting with a handful of original songs, the writing style of the band progressed over the years from traditional metal to a more technical, polyrhythmic, 'mathy' approach."