VIDEO: Tombs’ “V”

NOTE: If you are someone who suffers from seizures, this video has a lot of frequent/rapid flashing so you may not want to see this if can cause trouble for you.

April 1st is when Tombs will release their new album on Relapse Records called All Empires Fall, which may be an appropriate title considering what is going on in the world today. They’ve made a video for the song “V”. If you’re into the track, the full album can be pre-ordered below when you click the album cover.

VIDEO: Locrian’s “Return to Annihilation”

The title track for Locrian’s latest album on Relapse Records has now been turned into a visual orgy and/or feast, are you ready to tickle your innards until you giggle or piddle? Okay, maybe “piddle” is not the right word for a video that’s just under seven minutes but it’s going to rupture yourself silly. Check out the awesome “Return to Annihilation”.


SOME STUFFS: Jumalhämärä coming into “Songless Shores” with new release

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Finland’s Jumalhämärä released an album last year called Resitaali but that hasn’t slowed them from coming up with a new project, this one called Songless Shores, with its focus being the 18-minute title track. You can click an MP3 excerpt of the piece by clicking here. The CD for Songless Shores will be packaged as a digipak and will be released on April 18th.

SOME STUFFS: “I Shall Die Here” say Portland duo The Body with forthcoming album

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Lee Buford and Chip King call themselves The Body because they felt it was right to do so, and it is. With some nice feedback for their previous album Christs, Redeemers they are ready to hit people over the head again with a brand new one called I Shall Die Here (RVNG), which apparently will be “wholly experimental”. For a hint of how out there they get, check out “Hail To Thee, Everlasting Pain” below.

On top of that, you have to love a band whose album cover photo was taken from The Last Whole Earth Catalog.
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Although Warner Bros. Records had the idea first when they used the catalog to create The Whole Burbank Catalog double LP in 1972 as part of their Loss Leaders series of compilations.
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The 6-song I Shall Die Here will be released on April Fool’s Day in the U.S., and a day before in the UK. Pre-orders for the LP or CD version can be purchased directly from RVNG, or from Bandcamp below, where you’ll be able to pre-order it digitally.

RECORD CRACK: Ephel Duath set to release me(n)tal expanding album

Last month I had posted a small bit of information about this project and less than three weeks later, there’s much more to report. Agonia Records are set to release Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness, the latest effort from Ephel Duath, described as being “a multi-layered hybrid of death metal, jazz and post rock”. Scheduled for release on November 19th in Europe and November 26th in North America, this release brings together Karyn Crisis, Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller, and Davide Tiso in a way that will make their fans insane. More insanity. Cannibal Corpse producer and Hate Eternal vocalist Erik Rutan joins them for two of the eight tracks, “Within This Soil” and “Feathers Under My Skin”, the latter of which you may preview in full below.

Here is the full track listing:
1. Feathers Under My Skin
2. Tracing The Path Of Blood
3. When Mind Escapes Flesh
4. Within This Soil
5. Those Gates To Nothing
6. Through Flames I Shield
7. Hemmed By Light
8. Shaped by Darkness

Outside of his vocal contributions, Rutan also produced the entire album in St. Petersburg, Florida at Mana Recording Studios, with mastering done at West West Side Studios in NYC by Alan Douches.

The vinyl pressing will be available in two different color variations:

  • white with black splatter (350 copies)
  • gold (77 copies)
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    The gold vinyl pressings will be hand-numbered. Both pressings will come in gatefold covers and printed inner jackets. You may pre-order both through the links above.

  • VIDEO: The Dillinger Escape Plan live at Hellfest (July 25, 2004)

    The Dillinger Escape Plan (Hellfest 2004) from hate5six on Vimeo.

    According to the band, the plan was for their performance at Hellfest in 2004 to be released on DVD. That didn’t happen. Now, that video has made itself known online. This show was done on the weekend following the release of their 2004 album Miss Machine (Relapse).

    SOME STUFFS: Ephel Duath to release first album in five years

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    Italy’s Ephel Duath enjoy getting experimental with their heavy metal and have done so for years. The group will be releasing their first album in five years called Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness (Agonia), the cover of which reveals a lot to where the small graphic above doesn’t do it justice. It’s multi-dimensional, it’s hard to say where one room begins and one ends, and the significance of the man in the middle who appears to not have genitals. Europe will get the album first on November 19th, while North America audiences can have it on November 26th. The video trailer for the album features artwork from Dehn Sora and Aeron Alfrey, who designed the cover art. Consider this a nice video press kit of sorts, but it also allows you to have a preview of the music, the most important thing, which was produced by Erik Rutan and mastered by Alan Douches.