Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hyvmine music video

In case you have missed it, Hyvmine have a music. Below is an excerpt from an interview with Dead Rhetoric.

Dead Rhetoric: What are the differences in writing styles from instrumental songs to band songs?

Joseph: You are definitely looking for more hooks when you are writing for a band. Having vocals in there, you have to tell a story. For me, I’ve noticed that it’s more effective if you have something that people can latch onto right away, to get the notion of what the song is all about. With instrumental songs, it’s harder to do because there are no words. Even if the song is about something, you have to dig much deeper into your arrangement to bring out the vibe of what the song is about. I would say it’s a bit…I don’t want to say it’s easier, but writing instrumental music is a tougher way to communicate and connect with people than having lyrics. I definitely start right out with the melody, and as far as the words, I start with lyrics first and from there I get the name of the song. It’s different in that way.

Dead Rhetoric: Do you do all of the lyrics after the instrumental stuff then?

Joseph: Yeah. So from here on out, writing for the band – I would definitely make sure that the instruments are playing things that are interesting. I don’t want the band bored. When it comes to the song-form, I’m thinking more about what my favorite bands have done in the past, and letting that influence the word-flow. After that, I tend to try to come up with lyrics and see what I want to write about.

Dead Rhetoric: So is it tough for you personally, having to sing and play guitar at the same time?

Joseph: Yeah, at first it definitely was. It’s just the way it’s going to be for me. I’ve pretty much accepted it. I don’t want to stop playing guitar at all. I don’t want to stop playing interesting stuff, so it’s going to be a challenge from here on out. I accept that. Like playing “Shogun,” for example, that one has a lot of lead lines, especially in the chorus. But it’s pretty cool, I like seeing how it will turn out and how I can pull it off – we’ll see what happens.

"Shogun" OFFICIAL music video AND you can now get our debut album EARTHQUAKE 

The Art of DeKay Art Show and Metal Matinee MAR 30

Art display and metal madness!

Damien Killgod (Deathbed Confessions) will be showing new works of art, and some of the best metal bands in the northwest will be melting your faces and massacring your ear holes!
Sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing, a brand-spanking-new IPA will go on tap, and a whole bunch of Lagunitas brewing schwag will be raffled off, as well as an original 24 x 36” painting and several art prints by Damien Killgod! It’s going to be a night to remember!
Music by:
DJ Damo
$8 / 21+ / 9pm

Primordial releases video for new single, "To Hell Or The Hangman"

Irish Pagan Metal Gods Primordial will release their new album, Exile Amongst The Ruins, March 30th through Metal Blade Records. Teaming with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on Primordial's 2016 live album, Gods To The Godless, the record was tracked at Dublin's Camelot Studios, located adjacent to their rehearsal room. 

Primordial has now released the 2nd single from the album. To watch the video for "To Hell or the Hangman" (directed by Costin Chioreanu), please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7-FYDMtqo8 

Comments Primordial singer A.A. Nemtheanga: "In 1493 Walter Lynch was hanged by his own father James Lynch, Mayor of Galwayon on the West coast of Ireland for the murder of a young Spanish noblemen who was visiting the family home. He had fallen in love with a young woman by the name of Agnes in the Lynch of household and in a fit of jealous rage one night Walter took the young Spaniard's life. The story goes that an angry 'lynch mob' took to the streets and barred the way to the usual execution spot so James took his son Walter and hung him with his bare hands from the open window into the street...He was lynched from the hanging sill. 'To Hell or the Hangman' is this story through Walter's eyes, a tale of unrequited love with a murderous end. Enough drama for you? A curious and strange song for single number two from the new album, dark romanticism! so get on the dancefloor..." 

For another preview of Exile Amongst The Ruins, the first single "Stolen Years" can be streamed at: metalblade.com/primordial - where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats: 
--ltd. 1st ed. Digibook-CD with bonus-CD
--ltd. ed. Artbook (incl. 5 x 10" in golden vinyl)
--180g black vinyl
--clear gray-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 700 copies)
--violet red purple marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--clear pale pink/white splattered vinyl (EU eBay exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
--purple red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--transparent green vinyl (Blast exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--dead gold marbled vinyl (Napalm exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--rosy brown/purple marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
--tan clear vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies) 

Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014's Where Greater Men Have Fallen is a more raw, "old school sounding" record than its predecessor. Hitting home with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as "a direct energy" and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blend elements of tragedy and might like no one else. Likewise, the evolution in their sound continues to be organic and unforced, ensuring that Exile Amongst The Ruins is essential listening for both their long term faithful and those only now drawn into their world. 

Exile Amongst The Ruins track listing:
1. Nail Their Tongues
2. To Hell or the Hangman
3. Where Lie the Gods
4. Exile Amongst the Ruins
5. Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed
6. Stolen Years
7. Sunken Lungs
8. Last Call 

To coincide with the album release, the Irishmen have just announced two special and rather intimate album-release shows in Germany as well as their appearance on the "Heathen Crusade" European tour with Finnish Moonsorrow as co-headliners and German Der Weg Einer Freiheit as support act! 

Primordial - Exile Amongst The Ruins release shows:
Mar. 30 - Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia w/Albez Duz
Mar. 31 - Koln, Germany - Jungle Club w/Ketzer & Bastard Royalty 

Heathen Crusade 2018 tour dates
Presented by Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews, Metal.de, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions
Featuring Primordial, Moonsorrow, Der Weg Einer Freiheit

Apr. 12 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Neushoorn
Apr. 13 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Apr. 14 - Paris, France - Trabendo
Apr. 15 - Brugge, Belgium - Entrepot
Apr. 16 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Apr. 17 - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
Apr. 18 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Apr. 19 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
Apr. 20 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
Apr. 21 - Prague, Czech Republic - Akropolis
Apr. 22 - Kosice, Slovakia - Colloseum
Apr. 23 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra

Apr. 24 - Wien, Austria - Szene
Apr. 25 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage
Apr. 26 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
Apr. 27 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
Apr. 28 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle 

Get your tickets now: dragon-productions.eu
Further info here: facebook.com/HeathenCrusade 

Further Primordial festival appearances:
May 12 - Haugesund, Norway - Karmoygeddon
May 26 - Dublin, Ireland - Tivoli Theatre
June 9 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock
July 14 - Balingen, Germany - Bang Your Head!!! 
July 20 - Bertingen, Germany - Rock Unter Den Eichen
July 21 - Brescia, Italy - Colony Festival
July 27 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Metaldays  
Aug. 11 - Villena, Spain - Leyendas Del Rock
Aug. 12 - Kortrijk, Belgium - Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug. 26 - Suceava, Romania - Bucovina Rock Castle 

Primordial online:

Rockshots Records Signs SHADYGROVE Featuring Members of Elvenking, Sound Storm, Evenoire New Album "In The Heart of Scarlet Wood" Out April 6th

ROCKSHOTS RECORDS is proud to announce their latest signing of SHADYGROVE for the release of their debut album "In The Heart of Scarlet Wood".

Featuring members from Elvenking,  Evenoire, and Sound Storm, Italy’s SHADYGROVE journey into our primordial and mythological past for inspiration. Like musical time travelers or aural archaeologists, they have trawled eras beyond most bands’ inspiration to create music from the soul…for the soul!
Theirs is an acoustic heaviness that is truly original and special. It’s as though, like the myths and legends that inspire them, SHADYGROVE have always been with us, in the Celtic Otherworld, just waiting for us to look with our hearts rather than our eyes. SHADYGROVE make music as fresh as tomorrow’s dawn.
Fans of Blackmore’s Night and Loreena McKennitt will find much to love on their debut album “In The Heart of Scarlet Wood”.
Violinist Fabio ‘Lethien’ Polo describes SHADYGROVE’s sound as “folk, ethnic, acoustic Celtic pop. We are trying to bring the popular music of our regions, mixed with Celtic and Medieval music, to a more modern view without altering its soul. We write very evocative songs to guide the listener on a journey to where nature still rules.”
Singer Lisy Stefanoni explains SHADYGROVE’s inspirations. “We love the different styles of folk music and the various approaches of the main musicians. We also love the Celtic music. In the metal genre, folk metal inspires us the most. We listen to bands like Eluveitie, In Extremo, also symphonic projects like Ayreon and The Gentle Storm. Those who love folk-metal will certainly appreciate our songs because we all come from that musical background. We take our fans on a journey to a place where myths are real and there is evidence of the magic forces of our planet. In this world the listener can meet legendary creatures walking into enchanted landscapes or see ancient rituals happening.”
“In The Heart of Scarlet Wood” is set for release via Rockshots Records on April 6th, 2018 and available for pre-order here.

GATECREEPER Announces North American Co-Headlining Tour With Full Of Hell

GATECREEPER will take on a North American co-headlining tour with recent Relapse signees Full Of Hell this summer. Presented by Revolver Magazine, GATECREEPER will join The Sweltering Ecstasy Tour on May 28th in Phoenix, Arizona following their appearance at the Modified Ghost Festival III in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 24th. From there, the pair will crush skulls together for three weeks, the tour concluding on June 17th in San Antonio, Texas. See all confirmed dates below. 
GATECREEPER's impending split LP with Iron Reagan is due out March 2nd. Mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios, the split will be avalable on CD, LP, and digital formats. For physical packages and to sample tracks, visit Relapse.com HERE. Digital orders are available via GATECREEPER's Bandcamp HERE.
5/24/2018 Modified Ghost Festival III - Vancouver, BC
w/ Full Of Hell: 
5/28/2018 Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
5/29/2018 Hi-Hat - Los Angeles, CA
5/30/2018 Golden Bull - Oakland, CA
5/31/2018 Old Nick's - Eugene, OR
6/01/2018 Northwest Terror Fest - Seattle, WA
6/02/2018 V.I.P. Boise Event Center - Boise, ID
6/03/2018 Diabolical Records - Salt Lake City, UT
6/04/2018 Streets Of London - Denver, CO
6/05/2018 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
6/06/2018 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
6/07/2018 Sanctuary - Detroit, MI
6/08/2018 Velvet Underground - Toronto, ON
6/09/2018 Bar Le Ritz - Montreal, QC
6/10/2018 Sonia - Boston, MA
6/11/2018 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
6/12/2018 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
6/13/2018 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
6/14/2018 The End - Nashville, TN
6/15/2018 White Water - Little Rock, AR
6/16/2018 Ridglea - Ft. Worth, TX
6/17/2018 Limelight - San Antonio, TX

ANVIL Announce US Tour; New Album "Pounding The Pavement" Out Now On SPV/Steamhammer

Canadian Metal heroes ANVIL are currently thrashing their way across Europe in support of their new release "Pounding the Pavement".  As soon as the European devastation ends the band will be ready to return to North America and have announced their next North American tour.The tour starts May 2nd in Buffalo, NY and runs through June 16th in Canton, OH.  A complete list of dates can be found below.  Additional dates will be added soon.
"Hello America pounders...we're looking forward to the return smashing's, and Golden Corrals," says drummer Robb Reiner.
ANVIL released their new album "Pounding The Pavement"January19ththrough SPV/Steamhammer as a digipak version (+1 bonus track and poster), 2LP gatefold colored version, download and stream.  
ANVIL North American Tour:
5/2: Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works
5/3: New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
5/4: Boston, MA @ Middle East
5/5: Portland, ME @ Genos
5/6: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
5/12: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
5/13: Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
5/18: Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
5/19: Dallas, TX @ Rack Daddy's
5/20: Austin, TX @ Barracuda
5/24: Portland, OR @ Bossanova
5/26: Seattle, WA @ Highline
5/27: Eugene, OR @ Old Nick's         
5/30: Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater
5/31: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp'd
6/1: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
6/2: Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
6/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
6/6: Denver, CO @ Streets Of London
6/7: Lincoln, NE @ Duffy's Tavern
6/8: Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Co.
6/9: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
6/10: Detroit, MI @ El Club
6/14: Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie's
6/15: Indianapolis, IN @ Indiana City Brewing Co.
6/16: Canton, OH @ Buzzbin
ANVIL "Pounding The Pavement" European Tour 2018
20.02.GB-Bilston - Robin 2
21.02.GB-York - Fibbers
22.02.GB-Evesham - Iron Road
23.02.GB-Weston - The Bear
24.02.B-Kortrijk - De Kreun
25.02.F-Paris - Le Trabendo
27.02.F-Colmar - Le Grillen
01.03.E-Irun - Sala Tunk
02.03.E-Madrid - MON
03.03.E-Valencia - Paberse Club
04.03.E-Barcelona - Sala Boveda
13.03.CH-Solothurn - Kofmehl
14.03.D-Munich - Backstage
15.03.D-Essen - Turock
16.03.D-Mannheim - 7er Club
17.03.D-Münster - Sputnikhalle
18.03.D-Berlin - Musik & Frieden
20.03.D-Flensburg - Roxy
22.03.SE-Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
23.03.SE-Finspang - Hugo
24.03.SE-Uppsala - Katalin
25.03.SE-Stockholm - Fryshuset Klubben
28.03.NO-Oslo - Olsen Pa Bryn
29.03.NO-Haugesund - Flytten
30.03.NO-Hamar - Gregers
31.03.NO-Odal - Odal Rock Club
04.04.D-Frankfurt - Nachtleben
05.04.D-Hamburg - Markthalle
06.04.D-Siegburg - Kubana
15-17.04. F/E -  Full Metal Cruise VI
25.08.GB-Newark - Stonedeaf Festival
26.-28.07. D-Brande/Höhnerkirchen - Headbangers Open Air

Monday, February 19, 2018

Voidthrone (WA state)

This is Voidthrone.

Watch us play through Their Recursive Communion, off of our upcoming album, Kur.


new music by Infernal Legion (WA state)

Infernal Legion has a new album.

WE ARE AN ANTI CHRISTAN BAND NO MORE NO LESS Infernal Legion was formed under the name 'Eviscerate' on January 19 1999 by Josh Smith, Justin Thomas and Eric Armstrong. They had decided that they were ready to unleash unholy blasphemy on the cold northern town of Lakewood, Washington. After about a month, Eviscerate recruited guitarist John Anderson to play in the group. Eviscerate wrote a couple songs, but wasn't going very quickly until they obtained guitarist Doug Stern later that year. The group also parted ways with Josh Smith and Doug Stern took over on vocals.

On February 22-23 2000 Eviscerate recorded their self titled album with Jesse O'Donnell. Only 250 cassette tapes were made and no more will ever be produced. On April 22 2000 Eviscerate played their first show. Many more shows followed after that date. Guitarist John Anderson left Eviscerate immediately following the first show.

In November 2000, Eviscerate changed their name to Infernal Legion, in light of the common usage of the former name by other bands. The name Infernal Legion came from a group that disbanded prior to Eviscerate's forming. One of the members of the first Infernal Legion was Doug Stern, who carried the name over after joining the second Infernal Legion.

In 2001 Infernal Legion re-obtained Josh Smith for vocals and Andrew Sison to play bass guitar.

On July 28-29 2001 Infernal Legion recorded 'Angelicide', also with Jesse O'Donnell. The album was finally finished and released on December 01 2001. Since then Infernal Legion has sold many copies of 'Angelicide' and played many shows, locally and abroad. One of the highlights of the groups' tenure was playing at the Milwaukee Metalfest on July 27 2002.

In July 2003, Andrew Sison left the group and was replaced by aspiring bass guitarist Rick Powell from Azimuth. Late in 2003, The Infernal Legion finished recording 'Your Prayers Mean Nothing' and has signed a contract with Moribund Records to produce the album and to record and produce two more following its release. In April 2005, Infernal Legion embarked on their first full fledged tour.


new EP by Massacre At The Opera (WA state)

MATO has a new EP.

Massacre At The Opera started out in early 2011 with the drive for hard hitting, fast paced metal.These group of guys are hitting the local scene with the force of a battering ram. With Chris Gumeson added to the line up in late 2012 on vocals, this group has come into their own. From playing their first show at The Central Ave Pub, winning the Seattle battle of the bands finals, opening up for Silence The Messenger and Sworn Enemy, playing their first out of state show at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, To releasing their first EP titled "Mental Decay". With their all or nothing attitude, this group will rock your proverbial face off.


new Weaponlord (Seattle) single

Weaponlord has some news.

Check it! We have a new single here for your listening pleasure from our upcoming album, Hail the Victorious. Slated for release in March so keep your eyes peeled!


AVOID (Washington state)

This is AVOID.

Heavy Rock outfit out of Seattle, WA. This group of 5 work to create a new and exciting sound to fans of rock, metal, and anything in between. Under their old name "Avoid the Void" they accomplished things such as an appearance on Knotfest 2015, The All Stars Tour 2015, and 3 regional tours.
Under AVOID they don't plan on slowing down anytime soon. With signing to Revival Recordings, the release of their new single "28 Days", and tours throughout the year, this will definitely not be the last you hear of them.

Have you heard our new single "By Myself"? Let us know what you think below! 

If you haven't heard it, give it a listen!
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_WVE02Hn9o
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/3w6x5X8sPcCceSRBIc2L2L…
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/…/alb…/by-myself-single/1336909300…
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Myself-Avoid/dp/B07943X2SL/