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High on fire’s new track playable on soundcloud and tour information!!!!!!!

For fans of ” High on Fire”  they are annoucing a north american tour this summer kicking off in July as well as having their Album drop June 16th  via eOne music.  check out the track ” the black plot”   at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-high-on-fire-take-on-aliens-with-new-face-melter-the-black-plot-20150512     signature High on Fire sound starts the song off on the right foot,  guitars and a rolling drum beat to get you amped up for Matt Pikes vocals. so far i have listened to the Track at least half a dozen times today. From what i am hearing Luminiferous is going to be a badass album. i cant wait to hear it when it comes out.  for tour dates i have the list here;

North American Luminiferous Tour

July 30      San Diego, CA          The Casbah (* Venomous Maximus will not appear)
July 31       Los Angeles, CA       Echoplex
August 1    San Francisco, CA    The Regency Ballroom
August 3    Portland, OR             Hawthorne Theater
August 4    Vancouver, BC          Rickshaw
August 5    Seattle, WA               Neumos
August 7    Salt Lake City, UT     The Complex
August 8    Denver, CO               The Gothic
August 10   Minneapolis, MN       Mill City Nights
August 11   Chicago, IL               Thalia Hall
August 12   Ferndale, MI             The Loving Touch
August 13   Toronto, ON              Opera House
August 14   Syracuse, NY            Lost Horizon
August 15   New York, NY            Irving Plaza
August 17   Boston, MA               Royale
August 18   Brooklyn, NY             Music Hall of Williamsburg
August 19   Philadelphia, PA       Theatre of the Living Arts
August 20   Baltimore, MD           Baltimore Sound Stage
August 21   Winston-Salem, NC   Ziggy’s
August 22   Atlanta, GA               Masquerade
August 23   New Orleans, LA      One Eyed Jack’s

Also check out their Facebook page for more details. here’s a link to their page, https://www.facebook.com/highonfire   or

http://www.highonfire.net/

https://soundcloud.com/search?q=The%20Black%20Plot%20High%20on%20Fire

Aaaaand I  am listening to the song again, its that good. ( also want to note that it was recorded in Salem Mass, at Godcity Studios and produced by the talented Kurt Ballou)

– Badger

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Benefit Show May24th

Sunday May 24th at Milly’s Tavern ( located at 500 commercial st in Manchester , NH 03101) there will be a benefit show for Joel Bourne. He was involved in an accident that caused massive injuries including brain bleeds, damage to his central nervous system, shattered femur, broken foot, broken arm hand injured wrist as well as muscle damage and lossed 100% feeling and movement of his right arm. He has had a few surgeries so far to replace bone structure with metal rods. He currently is in a nursing home to begin the rehabilitation process. Joel has a four year old daughter, as well as a pregnant girlfriend Crystal. Due to his injuries he will not be able to work and support his family, leaving Crystal with the herculean task for handling all the finances. The benefit kicks off at 5:00 pm and a $10.00 cover charge ( 100% of all proceeds go directly to; www.gofundme.com/Joel-bourne )

Some great bands will be there, including Alterius playing songs from their “Voyager” EP out on bandcamp. The list of bands and times they are playing are;

My White Sky 10:10-11:00
Secrecy 09:30-10:00
Alterius 08:50-09:20
On Her Deathbead 08 :10-08:40
Hand Of Azrael 07:30-08:00
Pande Monee Em 06:50-07:20
Sentenced To Solitude 06:10-06:40
When Faith Dies 05:30-06:00

This is an all ages show, lets help out Joel and Crystal out.

Psycroptic North American tour!

Metal Injection presents the Bloodletting North America tour. They are going on tour with  Arkiak, Ovid Withering and The Kennedy Veil. To be honest, I havent heard too much of the other bands, but Psycroptic I have heard, the album (Ob)Servant was great. 7/22/15 they will be playing at the Worcester Palladium in Worcester Massachusetts. The rest of the tour dates listed are here.

7/8 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos *
7/9 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House *
7/11 San Francisco, CA – Bay Area Deathfest @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
7/13 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven *
7/15 Denver, CO – Moon Room *
7/16 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room *
7/17 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s *
7/18 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa *
7/19 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s *
7/20 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar *
7/21 Montreal, QC – Petit Campus *
7/22 Worcester, MA – Palladium *
7/23 New York,NY – Black Bear Bar *
7/24 Clementon, NJ – Harper’s Pub *
7/26 Asheville, NC – New Mountain *
7/27 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum *
7/29 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog *
7/31 Albuquerque, NM – Blu Phoenix Venue *
8/1 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto *

Between The Buried and Me new video ” The Coma Machine”

BTBAM have premeired a nice 9 minute long video for ” The Coma Machine”  you can check it out  by clicking this link http://youtu.be/R40wAZxMsTg.     They recently played the New England Hardcore and Metal Festival at the Worcester Palladium in April.  Me personally i have really enjoyed their last two albums but you have to give these guys credit for playing Bohemian Rhapsody live at the festival. Many videos were going around of the live act,  their album Anatomy of a Rockstar” was a killer cover album, so I would like to see them do that again and play Boheiam Rhapsody.  They do try to test the limits with their experimental sound that have gathered such a large fan base. At any rate check out the video and see for yourself

Cryptopsy crowd funding EP ” The Book of Suffering”

http://igg.me/at/Cryptopsy/x/10796470

Canada’s  brutilizing grind metal band Cryptopsy are crowd funding their new EP through Indie gogo.  They are planning to do this for the next few EP’s trying to give us the fans new music more often.  If you are a fan of Cryptopsy get in on this,  they have several packages ranging from a digital download EP, all the way to having Matt do guest vocals, or even the backdrop they have used on tour since 2012.  Clicking on the above link will also give you a a sample to what their new EP will sound like.  With just over 50 days left lets try to share this as much as possible. Who wouldnt want to hear new music from Cryptops. who wouldnt want to hear new sounds coming form the brilliant Flo Mounier?  this is a greta opportunity to help a great band.  again you can just clink on this link right here http://igg.me/at/Cryptopsy/x/10796470

– Badger

Greek drumming mastermind George Kollias (Nile drummer) solo album streaming today!

So May 12th 2015 we saw the musical talent that is George Kollias in motion.  George’s solo album, and I do mean solo he plays every instrument besides the drums on this album. If you aren’t familiar with his name allow me to bring you up to speed. George Kollias born in Corinth, Greece has played the drums for the Greek metal band Nightfall and left back in 2005 to join the band Nile. Nile a metal band whose music is based on ancient Egyptian mythology, religion, and history. George joined the band to play on the “ Annihilation of the wicked” album.

Today we see George doing his own solo project playing the drums as well as the guitars, bass, and vocals.  George is a killer drummer who has his own foot technique in which the faster the bass drum beats the more stable his legs become while also adding a swivel like motion that he explains it uses the unused energy and utilizes it for a faster BPM bass drum roll. Whether or not you are a fan of Nile George is a pretty badass drummer, his solo album is streaming right now at a few different websites. The one website he had posted a link on from his facebook page http://rockhard.gr/rockhard/news/13880-live-streaming-nile-invictus. At some point I will end up listening to the whole album and giving my two cents but for now check it out on soundcloud streaming the entire album.

-Badger

Alterius Voyager E.P.

Alterius -Voyager E.P.

First thing everyone notices about buying music is what the album looks like. Voyager has a clean planetary photo for the cover art.
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The first track is “ A citadels Demise“ It starts with a great drum intro, nothing over the top in length but just enough that you know you are in for some good metal. The guitars come in, and you get an upbeat metal sound with chugging riffs, then the vocals break through the sound. They aren’t trying to ease their way into anything here. This is the musical equivalent to an intense cage fight. Once you hit play there is no going back you are going for a ride. For just shy of 5 minutes Alterius keeps you rolling with their punches. Subtlety is not what these guys are going for, more along the lines of blunt force trauma. Right around the 2:30 mark you experience the rush and whirlwind of the guitars. This is not your average guitar sound either, by the end of the guitar solos you get that old school guitar squeal sound many familiar with metal will recognize instantly. Great track to start an album with.
2)  “Cast into purgatory“ boom right into drums and guitars with a quick attack before the first verse. Right after the first verse you get that long drawn guitar and ride cymbal beat that everyone getting ready to go into a pit has heard before. This is the precursor for that destroy everything pit feeling. This song has all the elements of Massachusetts metal, that has made the north-east characteristically famous for. Then on to the slow punchy verse and drums right into a light piano and drum groove setting you up for an up tempo verse. Shortly after a double bass drum assault and guitar riff introducing you to the guitars creativity for solo riffing once again. This time a slow melodic solo that eases into a progressing beat and harmonizing guitars. If your head isn’t moving at this point you don’t have the volume to the required level. The song ends on a very subtle guitar, piano, drum send off. So smooth its like the guy in the Olympic curling team sending that kettle across the ice. No frills, no effects, just a final note that carries off.

3) “Catalyst Machine“  starts with a quick little drum set up for a nice slow groove offset by a blasting groove. Bass drum and ride cymbal ringing out with each strike. A nice double bass, and guitar chugging groove. Perfect for absolute destruction inside a pit. If you are listening to this song you will have your head moving, imagining you are getting ready to jump right in to a pit. Pure adrenaline flowing numbing any current, or future pain you may incur, or inflict. Some quick guitar solos this track is mostly that slower style groove you can move to. This is one of those songs you bob your head, follow the groove and want to be on the mic singing along too. A nice slow double bass beat followed by quick fast  16th note double bass beats I am tapping my feet while listening to it. Finishes off with just a nice chugging riff  to end out the song.

4) “Sanctuary” has a great quick guitar set up for some blast beat style drumming into a nice guitar solo giving you a sense of what the song  has to offer. Some great guitar playing early on right away. Into a cymbal set up for the first verse, with a great groove of guitars, and drums following with the vocals. Then into a slow punchy verse with some low tuned guitars and nice drum fills to set up each chugging riff. At the 1:49 it picks up to a fast paced drum beat and guitar build up to the vocals “You no longer see, what life has given me, SANCTUARY SANCTUARY!“ Love this if you don’t find yourself wanting to sing that line with Joe you need to pack it up and go home. Bam guitar solo with some nice drums in the background. I cant tell you who is soloing when but the guitars that make up this band are skilled. Double bass roll out to the last verse keeping the intensity level there with the rhythm guitar and lead guitar you can follow. Killer track that can pump you up.

5) “Voyager“ the title track to this album starts out great, like a song you can go into battle listening to. Quick guitar riff into a nice solid double bass and guitar chugging riff you can groove to. You know this song has something up its sleeve. And boom a nice guitar effect to set up the first verse. This song  should have your undivided attention. When the verse kicks in its one of those solid riffs you can just follow right along to. Once they go into a slower groove its just setting you up for some heaviness. Progressing into another great guitar effect almost fading right into a technical beat you just have to enjoy. If you don’t then you just don’t get it. These guys aren’t trying to undersell their talents. These guys are bringing it 100%. An equal blend of technical and brutal you may find yourself getting ready to just break out and start throwing some hay-makers.

All in all this album is a great addition to any metal head and hardcore fans collection. The album sounds like something that has come out of a great recording studio and mixed and mastered by someone who has been in the metal scene for decades. For a debut 5 song EP these guys already seem to know what they are doing, and what they want to accomplish. They aren’t looking to blend in with all the other metal acts you hear day in and day out. They are establishing their own sound. If you are a fan of metal, Alterius should be on your playlist. For fans of bands like Sevenday Curse, Diecast, older Shadows Fall, and At the Gates and a lot of others. Alterius gives you a great blend of elements making them the next  hardcore metal band you discover and became a favorite.

you can check out their E.P. out on their  bandcamp page;

https://alterius.bandcamp.com/   

-Badger \m/
http://www.badgersmetalbreakdown.com