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Metal News Update Weekend Edition

The Latest in Metal News, tour, and music released this week

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PG.Lost stream their full length “Versus” at Decibel.com

Also they are getting ready to do a handful of shows to suuport Alcest on Mono:

  1. LOST w/ Alcest, Mono:

11/18/2016 VK – Brussels, BE
11/19/2016 013 – Tilburg, NL
11/20/2016 P60 – Amstelveen, NL
11/21/2016 Uebel & Gefahrlich – Hamburg, DE

11/22/2016 Lille Vega – Copenhagen, DK
11/23/2016 Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE
11/24/2016 Parkteatret – Oslo, NO
11/25/2016 Debaser Strand – Stockholm, SE
11/26/2016 KB – Malmo, SE
11/27/2016 Binuu – Berlin, DE
11/28/2016 B90 – Gdansk , PL
11/29/2016 Firlej – Wroclaw, PL
11/30/2016 Szene – Vienna, AT
12/01/2016 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
12/02/2016 Tabacka – Kosice, SK
12/03/2016 Rockstadt – Brasov, RO


New Zealand death metal outfit, ULCERATE, has issued the heavy new track “Abrogation,” which hails from the band’s Relapse Records-bound fifth full-length, Shrines Of Paralysis on clrvynt  

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They are also on tour for the following dates:

ULCERATE Tour Dates:

10/21/2016 Kings Arms – Auckland, NZ

10/22/2015 San Fran – Wellington, NZ

w/ Zhrine & Phobocosm:

11/02/2016 Complex – Los Angeles, CA

11/03/2016 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA

11/04/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR

11/05/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA

11/06/2016 Astoria – Vancouver, BC

11/07/2016 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA

11/09/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

11/10/2016 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ

11/11/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX

11/12/2016 Limelight – San Antonio, TX

11/13/2016 Acadia Bar – Houston, TX

11/14/2016 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX

11/15/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA

11/16/2016 Atlantic – Gainesville, FL

11/17/2016 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

11/18/2016 529 – Atlanta, GA

11/19/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

11/20/2016 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD

11/22/2016 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA

11/23/2016 Great Scott – Boston, MA

11/24/2016 Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC

11/25/2016 Coalition – Toronto, ON

11/26/2016 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI

11/27/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL

11/28/2016 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

11/29/2016 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

Turbid North Unleash the video for “Pyramid Drones”

from their second full length album ‘Eyes Alive’ which is set for release on 30th September via Apocalyptic Witchcraft.

For fans of Napalm Death, Misery Index, Crowbar, Mastodon, Gojira, Isis and Pink Floyd


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Goatwhore kick of a 15 date mini tour starting tomorrow and ending October 1st. When they plan on heafong vack in to the studio to begin recording.

GOATWHORE w/ The Blood Royale: 

9/16/2016 The District – Lafayette, LA *
9/17/2016 The Gig – Beaumont, TX
9/18/2016 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/19/2016 Korova Basement – San Antonio, TX
9/20/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
9/21/2016 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
9/22/2016 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/23/2016 The Merrow – San Diego, CA *
9/24/2016 Ozzfest – San Bernardino, CA *
9/25/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
9/26/2016 Rojo’s – South Lake Tahoe, CA
9/28/2016 Lion’s Lair – Denver, CO
9/29/2016 Launchpad – Albuquerque. NM
9/30/2016 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
10/01/2016 Luna Live – Lake Charles, LA *
* No The Blood Royale


Helsott annouce plan for e.p,

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Pagan metal band HELSOTT is proud to announce they are recording their new EP titled ‘The Healer’ at Trench Studio in CA with John Haddad The EP will be the follow up to their 2014 album ‘Woven’, which the band toured the USA heavily in support of on the Pagan Rebellion tour with Arkona and Heidevolk. They are launching an indiegogo campaign to get the E.P. mixed and mastered.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-helsott-mix-and-master-their-new-ep#/updates


Garden State-based brutal death metal legion/recent Unique Leader signees COGNITIVE will drop the molten bounty of their Deformity full-length next month. Captured at Full Force Studio by Joe Cincotta (Suffocation, Internal Bleeding, Dehumanized) the record has nine tracks of solid brutal death

Decibel Magazine has put up COGNITIVE‘s official new video for the track “Birthing The Deformity.”

They are also planning a tour this fall starting October 28th and running through to November 13th.

 


Music out this week:

Virvum- Illuminance  out 9-16-2016

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Inanimate Existence-Calling From a Dream out 9-16-2016

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Barishi- Blood From A Lions Mouth out 9-16-2016

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Aephanemer- Memento Mori out 9-16-2016

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Mare Cognitum- Luminiferous Aether out 9-16-2016

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Sentinels -World Divide Out 9-16-2016

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Chariots Of The Gods- Ages Unsung Out 9-16-2016

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Warfather – The Grey Eminence Out 9-16-2016

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Virvum-Illuminance album review 9/10 \m/

Virvum

Illuminance

Bryan Berger – Vocals
Nic Gruhn – Guitars
Groftoby Koelman -Guitars
Diego Morenzoni – Drums

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ILLUMINANCE Out 09/16/2016!!

www.virvum.com

 


 

 

 

  1. The Cypher Supreme

This for me is the first time hearing Virvum, and this is one hell of a way to make a first impression on someone.  There is a very brief electronic sound and then the drums and guitars come in with rapid blast beats and the guitars are matching the precision of the drums speed, and then just as you think you are impressed by that. They hit us with an early guitar solo right around the :17 second mark.  A very enjoyable solo I’d like to mention, as it lasts just past forty five seconds, and then we get a bass solo.  That bass sounds fucking great, listen to how quickly the bass is played. Listen to the finesse by Arran, he really adds something to this album. Following that is a really cool driving guitar riff with a matched rhythm from the drums. Only to come back out with a cool solo again. I’d say this is an instrumental track and a killer introduction to the album with the talent really shining, but alas you get some dialogue with only seconds left in the song.

  1. Earthwork

They don’t waste any time getting down to business on this track but they hit you with this rapid blast and guitar filled section. This feels like that pack every possible void with sound and only for ten seconds before they drop out and the electronic almost cosmic sounds begin to take over the speakers.  For roughly thirteen seconds before getting back to where they left off with blasts, and this time when the vocals join in they are a much lower range set of vocals.  Just listening to theses drums you have to admire the fast attack, and the quality sound behind them.  Diego must be having a blast when he is playing a song like this one. It sounds awesome, and sounds like it would be a fun one to play.

  1. Illuminance

This song begins with a very melodic guitar melody being played for just over thirty seconds and then the drums and guitar distortion sets in.  I love the way this progressed from the first second to the last. This is a solid song. Right around the 1:30 mark they kick things into beast mode.  With the rapid blasting and then listening to the infectious guitar riff.  Those guitars have you hooked instantly. Really digging the guitar solo at the 2:13 mark also. The solo section last about a minute, but doesn’t seem to take up to much time. It doesn’t feel like it’s a long period of timing. I also want to point out the 3:29 mark when they wind things down for a bit. Only to be bringing them back up progressively with a talented drummer and then listening to the guitar tapping. It’s a mesmerizing pattern.  Only to have an impressive guitar riff hit us at the 4:12 mark just after I was impressed by the finger tapping.  At eight minutes and fifty nine seconds, this song has plenty to offer, and really knows how to keep the listener engaged.

  1. Ad Rigorem

Yes.Yes.so much yes from this beginning. I could loop the first sixty seconds of this song over and over. If this doesn’t get you amped up I don’t know what will. The emotions and feelings created from the volumes of energy this song pumps into me via my headphones is truly impressive.  Everything about the beginning, from the guitars, to the bass, and then of course my favorite the drums. Listen to those drums. On point, surgically precise, but listen to the power behind them, listen to the blasts at the :16 mark. There is no pussy footing around this one, hits hard, and fast, and what more do you want from a song like this. Fast, heavy, drums that are going to decimate you, steamroll right over you, with a flurry of blast beats leave you in awe. Yup that’s what you get on this album, and this song is a great example of that.

  1. Tentacles Of The Sun

This song kicks down the doors without warning.  The blistering blast beats with those guitars, and then as the vocals come in at the :07 second mark. They come in with a low blow and the vocals themselves give the song a groove you can follow. It’s not just about the guitars or the drums. The lyrics hit you blow by blow, from :07 to :14 they land effortlessly in a way that you get pulled in right away.  Now listen to that riff at the :14 second mark, these guys just don’t let up. This song will get anyone amped up by listening to the first thirty seconds of it, and you won’t be able to stop listening. I’m actually smiling listening to this track right now. The song grabs you, and there is no stopping the ride you are going on.  There is no way you stop this song to do anything, just listen and enjoy.

  1. Elemental Shift

I love the way the song begins, you get an early taste of the bass, and the main rhythm they start out with sounds almost empty, but they build off of that. The very next change is something that sounds fuller, like there is much more going on.  They eventually get back to that same rhythm right around the 1:20 mark.  This song much like its title goes through elemental shifts.  The song has periods of raw,  empty sounding sections, that get complimented by the periods of the song that have more sound, a more fulfilling sequence of guitar tone and drums  filling in all other voids. its slightly shorter in length than other tracks, but it holds its own when it comes to complexity and  groove.

  1. I: A New Journey Awaits

This song is really an instrumental track, but really fits the role it has been given.  It sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie where the score was written by Hans Zimmer and his best friend who is a metal head.It sets up the eighth and final track of the album.  It’s that classic, “lets cool things down for a short period of time and then blow the shit out of everything right after”  it’s the calm before the storm, the warning shot, and when you make it through the one minute and forty two second long song.  You will be wise to have prepared yourself for the last song of the album

  1. II: A final Warming Shine Ascension And Trespassing

At just shy of ten minutes and thirty seconds long, this is my favorite song on the album. It fucking explodes right out of the gate and has soooo much going on musically. I just can’t give you the full review of this track, as you are just going to have to take a listen yourself and make the determination. But I will say this song rises above all the previous tracks. And since all the other songs on this album are great, this last track really makes a statement and sets the bar.

 

This album is a brilliant creation, offering up so much for the listener.  This album displays the range for all the members. It’s not just the vocal range which I must say I am impressed by. But the range the guitars demonstrate, and the drums also.   Some of the songs progress beautifully while they still don’t hold back when it comes to hitting us with rapid fire blast beats and killer guitar riffs to pummel the listener.  No they do not hold back one bit, but show us the other side.  The mellow and mysterious side of things.  I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a few songs on repeat.  A final warming, and ad rigorem have been looped easily over one hundred times each.  This album is full of great songs, but those two really did stick out for me.  And definitely got played the most when it comes to how many times I played each song while listening to an album.  But ultimately this album kicks a whole lot of ass.  This album is awesome and captivating from start to finish, and is nothing short of a 9/10 \m/.

 

 

If you like what you are hearing check them out on FACEBOOK Here \m/

 

 

Go on and pre-order the album,  get in on those pre order bundles and all you need to do is click here to go to their BANDCAMP page \m/

 

 

 

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Virvum premier yet another killer track off their upcoming album “Illuminance” over at tometal.com check this out

The Swiss tech death  heavy weights Virvum have premiered another track this time over at Tometal.com/Virvum  click this link to go to the full article.  or you can check out the video below \m/

 

 

if you like what you are hearing check out the other songs they have released ahead of the album release date

 

 

 

 

now go to FACEBOOK and give them a like,  and then head over to Bandcamp and pre order some bundles \m/

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Virvum unveil the track list and album art for their upcoming album titled “Illuminance”

Swiss metallers Virvum have recently unveiled the album art and track list for their upcoming album “Illuminance” due out on September 16th 2016.

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The band spent the past two years recording and getting this album ready.  Spending time at Ashburn Productions and Hardbeat Studios to get this album recorded, and mixed at Iguana Studios Germany.

The track-list, line-up, and recording information for Illuminance is as follows:

Track-list:
1. The Cypher Supreme
2. Earthwork
3. Illuminance
4. Ad Rigorem
5. Tentacles Of The Sun
6. Elemental Shift
7. I: A New Journey Awaits
8. II: A Final Warming Shine: Ascension And Trespassing

Virvum is:
Bryan Berger: Vocals
Nic Gruhn: Guitars
Toby Koelman: Guitars
Diego Morenzoni: Drums

Even better news, is that they will be premiering a track on July 22nd and for those of you, who have not heard Virvum before, here is a taste of what they bring to the table. This is a track they put out in 2015 and  this will give you a good idea as to what they are going to be hitting us with in the next few days.

 

So if you like what you hear, stayed tuned as a new track will be premiered this Friday, and also go check them out on FACEBOOK

and if you want to get this album and some other cool pre-order bundles head on over to their bandcamp page by clicking HERE

 

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