Toronto black metal band ASTAROTH INCARNATE have released a video for their song “I Am Fire/I Am Death (Omega)” via Exclaim! The song is from their upcoming EP Ascendance.
Visceral Disgorge formed back in 2007 after Eaten Alive had disbanded, only to follow suit and split in 2009. Later that very year, Visceral Disgorge reformed, focusing on honing their craft and what would eventually become their debut album. That recording, Ingesting Putridity, was released in 2011 through Amputated Vein Records. Since then? Studio silence. That was until they signed with Agonia Records, unleashed a digital single titled “Architects of Warping Flesh” in June of 2019, acting as a precursor to their long awaited follow-up Slithering Evisceration. But does the band manage to capture that raw spark that made the first outing such a beloved underground gem, or does it suffer from too much digital interference?
It was a sad day when Despised Icon announced they were throwing in the towel back in 2010. Thankfully for their fans [myself included] the group came back in 2014 and promptly signed with Nuclear Blast Records to unleash their overdue fifth album Beasts two years later, which was met with the same fan-fare as their previous efforts. Fast forward another three years and the act prepares to let their latest creation loose for a mid-November 2019 date, clocking in at a hefty eleven songs over thirty-six minutes. But does this live up to their previous outings, or is it more of a step backwards?
With All Hallows’ Eve and the Day of the Dead fast approaching, the L.A.-based thrash/death/shred quartet EXMORTUS have unveiled a visualizer for the title track for their just-released horror-themed EP “Legions of the Undead.”
Alcest may have formed back in 1999, but it wasn’t until the mid-00’s that their music started to get noticed. The EP Le Secret grabbed the attention of underground black metal fans alike. Since then not only has their material changed, but their label status as well. Starting out with Drakkar Productions for that aforementioned release, spending most of their time on Prophecy Productions before findind themselves signing with the legendary Nuclear Blast Records for their latest effort Spiritual Instinct. It has been roughly twenty years since coming together, so does this underground pioneering act live up to their roots, or does their sixth full-length continue to lend more of a lighter rock voice like their recent efforts have shown off?