Thursday, 31 July 2014

Help Rob Zombie make his new film "31"

Since the advent of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Fanbacked and a countless number of crowd funding platforms, we have seen some pretty amazing opportunities launch. Today I bring your attention to a pretty sick one from Rob Zombie in anticipation of his upcoming film "31".
It is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped inside this man-made Hell they must fight to survive playing the most violent game known to man... a game called 31.

Sounds pretty sweet eh? Contributing to the making of the film can score you all sorts of goodies. From limited edition key chains, posters and shirts to exclusive movie memorabilia, parts in the credits and even the film!

So if you are a fan of horror movies, Rob Zombie or both, be sure to check it out!

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Possessor- Electric Hell

Possessor is an occult metal band from London, UK. The band have recently released their debut full length 'Electric Hell'. 9 tracks of fuzzed out groove that you can't help but love. Honestly, within seconds this album got moved onto my phone for extended and repetitive play. Check it out below.

The Crimson Trip- Self Titled

The Crimson Trip are at their roots a stoner rock band from Monterrey, Mexico. Below you can find their 7 track self titled release that if you are anything like me, will enjoy immensely. Fusing elements of doom and the occult the Crimson Trip takes you on a pretty fun ride. The production quality isn't amazing but that adds to their retro rock feel. Favorites include 'Goatcifer' and 'Psychedelic Witch' this is a band that I am going to keep an eye on!

Wolvhammer- Clawing Into Black Sun [review]

After listening to the first track of this album, I find myself regretting the fact that I skipped their show when they last came through Toronto. Wolvhammer play what I want to call 'Black n' Roll', think along the lines of  Entombed or Satyricon. Perhaps one could argue that tag simplifies the band a tad too much. Wolvhammer have perfected the blend of various styles to create a work entirely their own. It's as if they mixed up a pot of death and punk rock with black, death, and doom metal.

With their third full length 'Clawing into Black Sun' the band has stepped into a more mature and focused role. Having scored onslaughts of praise from around the internet and having shared the stage with heavyweight acts such as the Black Dahlia Murder and Skeletonwitch, Wolvhammer are set to ascend towards the next level. 

Standing out on the album are 'Death Division', title track 'Clawing Into Black Sun' and the slower and more mature sounding 'A Light That Doesn't Yield'. These tracks alone justify purchasing the album and helping Wolvhammer along their blackened path to greatness. Give the album a spin below.

Bongripper- Miserable

"If it's too slow, you're too happy" -Taken from Bongripper themselves.

There really is no better way to sum up this new release from Chicago sludge/doom veterans Bongripper. Miserable brings us 3 tracks of the slowest, most crushing doom I have heard in awhile. Imagine yourself tied down on the beach with the tide slowly washing over you, again and again. You can check the album out below. If you like it, shoot them a couple bucks.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

As Daylight Falls- The Voice of Treason

As Daylight Falls is a Post Hardcore/Metalcore band from Cleveland, Ohio. After a year of looking the band has finally found the right line up and producer. Below you will find the fruits of their labor with their 5 track ep 'The Voice of Treason'. It is a pretty solid release, fans of the core genres should enjoy it.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Sergeant Thunderhoof- Zigurat

Here we have the debut ep from Sergeant Thunderhoof, a brilliant stoner/doom band from Bath, UK. I will admit, at first I was simply attracted by the name but within 3 minutes of the first track, they had me sold. Lumping them into the stoner/doom category isn't enough. These guys ascend to a higher sound. Mixing together elements from various styles but never forgetting the power of the riff! Simply astounding.

Check it out below, you won't regret it.

Monobrow- Big Sky, Black Horse

Brilliant instrumental stoner rock from Ottawa, Canada. Thankfully the band wrote a stellar description so that I don't have to think and can just chill out to the riffs.

Alchemy can be defined as a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination. In the vast frozen fortress that is Canada, Monobrow are true riff wizards of alchemy. This mammoth trio released their third album in the spring of 2014. Not unlike a wizard’s spell book, Big Sky, Black Horse is filled with mind altering, time shifting casts of pure magic. Staying with their constant mix of tempo change, groove, and all-out rhythm madness, Monobrow continue to progress with each outing, once again making waves in the sea that is the stoner/doom genre.

Check it out below!

Labyrinthe- Relentless Misery

 Labyrinthe has been a part of the NCDC scene for years now. After several tours and various member changes, Labyrinthe has found a line up to continue the legacy of deathcore brutality. After the success of their 2012 release via Tribunal Records 'The Depths of Hell', Labyrinthe has returned with their Sophomore album 'Relentless Misery'.

You can give it a listen below, I highly recommend it!

The Wolves of Avalon- Boudicca's Last Stand [Review]

'Boudicca's Last Stand' is more than just music it is a story, a story from ages past when there was no England, Scotland, or Wales. When there was only Britain, its forests and its tribal clans.

The album deals with one of the great British war leaders, Boudicca, a Queen who stood against the might of Rome shortly after the great druid sanctuary of Ynys Môn was ruthlessly destroyed and the very heart of druid culture wiped from the face of the Earth.

Thoughts of Middle Earth, and Westeros surely come to mind and the music that 'the Wolves of Avalon' play would most definitely fit within those realms. This is for the true folk fans, the fantasy fanatics, the dreamers of a day that has long passed. The impressive array of instruments really add to the atmosphere, flutes, mandolins, violins, cellos and accordions all add to the feeling that this album has taken you back in time.

The craftsmanship behind  'the Wolves of Avalon' comes at no surprise. Lead by Metatron the front man of the brilliant black medieval metal band 'The Meads of Asphodel' one can expect a bit of the same especially on tracks such as 'Bonded By Blood and Sword' and 'The Gorging Glut of Sodden Clay.' Although as a whole, 'Boudicca's Last Stand' encompasses the listener in a bolder and richer folk atmosphere with thanks going to J Marinos who is the bands guitarist and main song writer. A great inclusion to the album are the guest spots, the likes of Thurios from 'Drudkh', Hildr Valkyrie from 'Folkearth' and Mirai from 'Sigh' bring this album to the next level.

There is no filler on 'Boudicca's Last Stand', it doesn't get stale and should keep you fully immersed for its entirety. Keep an eye out for it when it is released on July 21st. You can order it from the links below.

Favorite tracks:
The Sky Goddess
Behold the Feast of the Slaughter Gods