As I searched my hard drive for something to listen to in order to escape the mad house I’ve been stuck in due to my recent health complications, I happened upon a promo for the upcoming Akerbeltz album, Satanic. While the act has been in existence since 1996, I had never heard of this Spanish black metal solo project before. With plenty of time to kill and a drive to just zone out and unwind, it was pretty clear what my next experience would be.
The other night while scrolling through Bandcamp for something new, as I am often bereft to do, I happened upon some black metal that caught my attention. As of late, indie and unsigned bands from Japan have been catching my attention, which is why the debut three-song offering from Eat Lead, titled Homage to the Dark Lord, immediately grabbed my attention. Of course, I’d be furious with myself not to spread it around.
The following is a statement from Merdumgiriz on the recent troubles that have befallen the noise act Viranesir, as well as an announcement of their upcoming Kindstod release.
Yes, it’s that time again. The point when I plunge into the depths of Bandcamp and hope I come back with something engaging. Instead of a top suggestions list, I opted to randomly choose from the releases of the past few days, and what caught my eye was Chop ! Hack ! Snap ! Crunch ! by the french goregrind outfit Pulsating Cerebral Slime. The black and white artwork with red font heralded an indie comic book look that immediately grabbed me into sampling what they bring to the table, which just happened to be an incredibly brief three song EP. So short, in fact, that reading this paragraph alone will probably take longer than to hear the entire release.
Well, it has certainly been a while since I was actually able to definitively contribute anything to a best of monthly round-up list over at TOMetal.com. This month I actually found two contributions worthy of making this list. So if you wetre burdened by the slew of new recordings issued, then check out two of my picks, as well as the rest of the writing staff’s top choices for the month of July at THIS LOCATION!
A few minutes ago a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of a new Opeth track streaming on Youtube, which happens to be the title track from the group’s forthcoming album Sorceress, or so it claims to be. Assuming this was from Nuclear Blast Records or a member of the group itself, I opted to check it out and write a piece up on it so the metal could be spread around properly. However, it turns out this was just a leak from a random user (or so it would appear given said user has only uploaded this video to that channel and it surprisingly has yet to be taken down) with a link to download said song. Due to that, I won’t be including the video and you guys can go find it for yourselves if it still exists. That said, this song was not quite what I was expecting.