Black Metal

News: Helleborus Unleash New Single “Prayer of the Undying”

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Colorado’s Helleborus have unleashed a new single, and it’s fucking awesome. “Prayer of the Undying” is pretty much a perfect example of what Helleborus does: fast, deep drumming; slow, hypnotic guitars; and the voice of a dead god reaching across time and space to drown you in a blackened abyss. Fans of the band’s debut album The Carnal Sabbath should love this new offering.

News: Idolatry Part Ways with Nox Invictus, Seek Replacement

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Farmageddon 2015 - Idolatry - Nox Invictus - Photo by Dustin Ekman
Farmageddon 2015 – Idolatry – Nox Invictus – Photo by Dustin Ekman

Edmonton’s black metal horde Idolatry have parted ways with their guitarist Derek “Nox Invictus” Braun, and are currently seeking a replacement. From Chuck “Daemonikus Abominor” Murphy:

Announcement:
Idolatry, on good terms, has parted ways with our long time guitar player Nox Invictus (Derek Braun), so, we are looking for his replacement. We still have label backing, major goals, new material, and other long term plans currently in the works, including a prime slot on the Considered Dead Festival in Quebec in September, so we are looking for someone who wants to do more than just play locally. No pussies or posers! We take this shit seriously! Must be willing to put in the time, effort, and sacrifice that will be required. Must have a fucking job, be able to financially contribute, and of course, able to tour (including cross a border). Send a message to the band, or to one of the members if you or someone you know might be interested. AVE!

News: Goatwhore to Release Vengeful Ascension June 23 via Metal Blade; Tour North America with Anciients

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Goatwhore - Vengeful Ascension

Goatwhore will release their anticipated Vengeful Ascension full-length worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

The ten-track, forty-one-minute production – mixed by Chris Common (Tribulation, Pelican) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Today is the Day) – marches in, clutches its listeners by the throat and refuses to loosen its grip until the abrupt conclusion of “Those Who Denied God’s Will.” A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom, it’s a record that finds its members at their most accomplished both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet’s dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons’ and bassist James Harvey’s hammering rhythms while vocalist Ben Falgoust’s distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.

Vengeful Ascension will be available on CD, vinyl (in multiple limited color variations), and digital formats. Various Vengeful Ascension preorder options are currently available at through Metal Blade, where you can also sample the record’s title track.

Before the album is released, however, Goatwhore will wrap up their current tour with Amon Amarth and will begin a whole new tour with Canada’s own Anciients. As an added bonus for fans of both bands, the North American tour will actually tour through North America. Goatwhore will crush the Fort Worth Metal Fest at the The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas at the end of the month before taking to the streets again for a near-three-week North American journey from June 9th through July 1st.

Goatwhore with Amon Amarth (remaining dates):
5/16/2017 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
5/17/2017 Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
5/18/2017 Lookout – Omaha, NE * GOATWHORE only
5/19/2017 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
5/20/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
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5/27-28/2017 Fort Worth Metal Fest @ The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX

 

 Goatwhore with Anciients:
6/09/2017 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
6/10/2017 Backstage Lubbock Depot – Lubbock, TX
6/11/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
6/12/2017 The Green Rom – Flagstaff, AZ
6/14/2017 Stork Club – Oakland, CA
6/15/2017 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
6/16/2017 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
6/20/2017 Generator Cabaret – Prince George, BC
6/21/2017 Distortion – Calgary, AB
6/22/2017 Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton, AB
6/23/2017 Riddell Center – Regina, SK
6/24/2017 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
6/25/2017 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/26/2017 The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
6/27/2017 Frankies – Bryan, OH
6/29/2017 George’s Majestic Lounge – Springdale, AR
6/30/2017 Vino’s Brewpub – Little Rock, AR
7/01/2017 Maggie Meyers Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL

Video: Music Review 003 – Arx Atrata – Spiritus in Terra

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Here is a new video review for the excellent album Spiritus in Terra by England’s Arx Atrata. Let me know what you think in the comments below, or on YouTube.

Video: News Bit 002 – Ordoxe, Royal Thunder, Casket Huffer, and More

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Here is the second episode of the Crown of Viserys News Bit. In it I talk about some of the upcoming albums in April as well as the upcoming shows from Crown of Viserys that happen in April.

If you’re liking what you see with the news bit, let me know, and if you are in a band that would like to be featured in the news bit, also let me know.

Video: Music Review 001 – Woe – Hope Attrition

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So I’ve completed a new video review for the upcoming album Hope Attrition by New York’s Woe. Let me know what you think in the comments below, or on YouTube.

Video: News Bit 001 – The Projectionist, Saille, and More

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Here’s a new segment, possibly, on YouTube from Crown of Viserys. Comment either here on this post, or on YouTube, and let me know what you think. Any particular news items we should tackle, or any albums coming out? Let me know that stuff too.