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Killswitch Engage Drop a new video for the song “Strength Of The Mind”

Massachusetts metalers Killswitch Engage have just premiered a video for the song Strength Of The Mind  from their upcoming album that will be released this coming spring.

Check out the video now,

 

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

 

 

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Like Animals single streaming now

Like Animals

Feral E.P.

01/22/2016

 

Orillia, Ontario-based trio, Like Animals are currently streaming their most recent single Feral

From lineup change to personal hardships, FERAL is an honest view at how powerful emotion and dedication can be. A raw yet polished album encapsulates the feel and frenetic energy of past albums, while bringing forth a much more mature, refined sound. Soaring vocals, a battery of percussion, and meaty bass blends into a rich soundscape of changing moods.

Teetering on the edge of progressive metal, and hardrock, Like Animals put out another solid effort with this E.P.
Track explained by the band:

Feral – a very fitting opener. A dark, moody introduction, which quickly amps up the pace. Vocals soar, guitars wail. Things get quirky midway. Up and down and then up again, finally coming to a grinding halt like a bus about to smash ya.


 

 

For fans  of Mars Volta, Fall of Troy, Protest The Hero, Every Time I Die  check this EP out.

Check them out on FACEBOOK

 

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

Megadeth premier a new song check it out @megadeth

Check out the world premier of a new Megadeth song titled ” Fatal Illusion”

Fatal Illusion new song premier

Can’t wait for the new album. Chris Adler on drums! Its going to be great with a lineup with Kiko, and Chris in the band.

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

Interviewing Vehemence from Arizona. Pre order their new album! @vehemenceAZ

Back when I was in college I went to a metal festival near where I live. Bands , promoters, labels they were handing out cd samplers left and right. I came across a 25 song sampler CD with a song by a band that would blow my mind. The Band was Vehemence and the song was ” I Must Not Live”. After listening to that song, I immediately bought their album ” God Was Created”, and it forever will be in my top ten best metal albums of all time. After that album they put out another titled “Helping The World To See” which was also a solid album. Then the unexpected happened, they split up. That was devastating news, one of my favorite metal bands breaking up.

Flash forward ten years later and they have gotten back together. They recently announced they are putting out a new album. With incredible news like that I made it a priority to get in touch with them and set up this interview.

Welcome back guys I first heard God was Created in college and it absolutely blew me away. That is one hell of a brutal metal album. And will always be in my top ten best metal albums. Every element about it, Andy on drums , the guitars were sick. I mean just the song writing for the guitars was incredible.  I would say textbook in the sense that wish other bands had taken notes. Mark doing backing vocals while playing bass. And of course Nathan’s sinister brutal vocals.  So, I am just pumped for the band to be back making new music.

  1. Since you guys split, years back it looks like now that you are back together you have a newer member to the group. Does he bring an element to the mix that was not there before?

Bjorn – Definitely! Kyle originally joined the band when we first regrouped, back in 2007. He left in 2009 but came back in 2012. He adds a new dimension for sure with his lead playing. He also wrote a track on the album called “It’s All My Fault”. He brings a more technical lead style to the fold. He is really a great player. Also was a major contributor the the recording process of this album.

  1.     What brought you guys back together in the first place?

Bjorn – Well, basically we are all really good friends. We all live in the same city, and enjoy just hanging out and jammin songs. Why not you know? It was difficult carrying on when Nathan originally quit to focus on family. We tried to continue on, but just weren’t feeling it. For a while, we started focusing our energy on different projects, but eventually we got that itch again to continue.

  1.   God was created always felt like (for lack of better words) a concept album, and it was just amazing. Is the new album going to have that same vibe/feel to it?

Bjorn – The new album is not a concept album, however it definitely has the Vehemence “vibe”, but I feel it just comes across as more refined this time. It has elements of all our albums I believe, with some new things brought to the table as well. It does not sound out of place in our catalog. Most of the material was written between 2007 and 2011, with the exception of 1 song, which was written during the Helping The World To See touring cycle.

  1.   Mark had been doing backing vocals before I mean  you can see that in the video for “ By your bedside”  will Mark still be doing backing vocals?

Bjorn – Mark doesn’t do vocals on this album. His voice has changed over the years, and it was decided that Nathan would handle all the vocal duties on this album.

  1.     I have to say his delivery and sound is just a perfect contrast between Nathans vocals, and his. It really adds another layer to the songs in my opinion.

Bjorn – I agree! But it wasn’t going to sound the same this time around. Age happens, and hitting those high screams aren’t easy!

  1.     You guys were on Metal blade records before, now you guys are on Battleground Records. In the ten years that has passed, do you feel that Battleground has really gotten you guys where you want to be as a band coming back?

Bjorn – Absolutely! We are really happy with what Battleground has shown us so far. They really are like a 6th member of the band. This is such a simpler deal, less middle-man, if that makes sense. And we still own the rights to our music, which was very important to us in signing a new deal.

  1.     What has the general (public/ fans) reaction been regarding the return of Vehemence?

Bjorn – So far, so good! We will see what they think of the new material! But overall, its amazing that we even still have fans after this much time off hah!

  1.     Will we see Vehemence do any touring in the near future?

Bjorn – Hard to say. Lengthy touring, no. We all have families and jobs to keep. I’d like to think we can do a short run of dates, and some one-off shows for festivals and things like that. Time will tell!

  1. What’s the metal scene like out in Arizona, are you guys getting some good shows in?

Bjorn – Metal scene is great out here! Lots of great bands, and super talented musicians. Bands like Lago, Through The Earth, Sorrower all of which are playing our album release show. Its been a couple years since we have last played a show. We took time off from shows so we could focus on this record. It was hard to focus on getting this album finished when we were always playing shows and concentrating on practicing a set list. But we’re excited to get back out there, and finally have a new product to share!

  1. Will you be playing any of the new material  at shows leading up to the release, or are you saving that until the album drops?

Bjorn – Nope, our next show is the album release on Oct 24th!

  1. What are the  musical influences you guys have ( does not need to be just metal)?

Bjorn – Hmm. Well that can go from Black Sabbath, to Propagandhi, to Carcass, to Sunny Day Real Estate hah. We all love a variety of different music. Not strictly just death metal 24/7 ha.

  1. What are you listening to these days?

Bjorn – Honestly, its been a while since I’ve been totally captivated by a record. It bums me out! I need some goddamn new music! The next 2 albums I’m getting though are the new Cattle Decapitation and the new Faith No More.

  1. How did it feel to be back in the studio again as a band?

Bjorn – It was really good to be productive again. This time we approached the recording process in a completely different way. Home recording has come a long way since the last album we put out. We did the drums in a real recording studio, but everything else we did in our homes. We took our time getting it done, and spent countless hours tweaking it. Its one of the great things about home recording, however having all this unlimited time makes it hard to finally stop fucking with it and call it a day ha.

  1. In the past it seemed like Bjorn did the majority of the writing and Nathan Did the lyrics. Has the formula changed or is it still that winning combination of Bjorn’s musical talents, and Nathans brutal vocals and grizzly vocabulary?

Bjorn – For the most part, that formula hasn’t changed. There is a song on the album called, “It’s All My Fault” that Kyle wrote, but his influences are heard throughout the album. There is also a song written by our old guitarist Jake, who was in the band from 2010 – 2012 called “In The Shadows We Dwell”

  1. Going from huge label like Metalblade to a more independent label like Battleground records. DO you feel like with the small roster, that Battlegrounds is a more involved with you guys?

Bjorn – Bigtime. Metalblade obviously is a huge name, and has great distribution. But at this point in our lives, the expectations a label like that would have would not fit with our needs, or theirs. Battleground has been such a pleasure to work with, and David and Ryan (the guys who run the label) are so up front, and honest. Its very refreshing. They want the best for you. Its not about money. They have passion behind their bands. And another thing going into this, we wanted to own the rights to our music. That was very important to us. We don’t have goals of being a huge band. We just want to get this record out to the people that appreciate what we do. And we are so grateful that Battleground believes in us and this album.

  1. It looks like you guys are putting out a video later on this month, are we going to see other videos for this album in the future?

Bjorn – Not sure. Its not impossible. I’d like to do another one, but we will see!

  1. The new album is a long awaited album, would you compare it to God was Created, or Helping the world to see? Or both?

Bjorn – Definitely both. It seems like the natural progression, having elements of both albums along with something new. Some parts and some melodies will definitely stand out and sound like GWC era, or HTWTS era for sure.

  1. With the time that has passed since Helping The World To See was released. Would you say the music for the new album is a more mature in how it will sound?

Bjorn – Yes it is definitely a more mature effort. We scrutinized the fuck out of these songs ha. This is really the best that we could do. Of our entire catalog, this is the album I am most proud of. It is us firing on all cylinders, delivering the best performance and the best songs that we possibly could.

  1.   something I like to ask all the bands I interview, especially with new music coming out. In five words ( if all members contribute I will take the top 5 used) describe the new album?

Bjorn – passionate, dark, diverse, evolved, melodic.

  1. And lastly is there anything you want to tell the fans, about the band, the album the future of Vehemence?

Bjorn – I just hope its well received by people that enjoy our previous efforts! We put a lot of hard work into getting this done. And it’s still hard to believe that we actually did it, because we talked about it forever hah. Hope you dig it! Out October 24th on Battleground Records!

It was great to talk to the Bjorn, I personally will be getting on that pre ordering asap. I can’t wait to hear the new album. It will be brutal.

So go on pre order it today by clicking here Vehemence pre orders

you can also pre order the digital album and get bonus tracks by purchasing it from Bandcamp \m/

Check out Vehemence on Facebook

Check them out on Twitter

Head on over to Battleground records here click here \m/

-Badger \m/

http://www.badgersmetalbreakdown.com

The Metal Syndicate

Akurion drops their single on metalsucks.net @metalsucks @akurionofficial

Today we get the chance to hear Akurion for the first time. Think of Cryptopsy vocals from “Whisper Supremecy”  as well as ” and then you’ll beg” Mike Disalvo  who has a great voice for metal. The style he has is like a low and heavy  but rapid response  decimating everything that is in his path. I can see from the early days of Cryptopsy the style he had, and then  ten years later you can hear the newer bands trying to get those vocals.

mike D

Add in some killer technical death metal drumming like Tommy McKinnonTom M

who I heard for the first time when listening to the Neuraxis album Trilateral Progression (killer album) I couldn’t resist to listen to that album while writing this. Tommy is a great drummer, and follows the changes well. I am excited to see what Tommy sounds like with Akurion. It definitely will not disapoint as you also have a bad ass bass player, that has played with both Neuraxis, and Cryptopsy (currently playing in Cryptopsy).  Olivier Pinard is like a cool calm guy until he gets into the music. To see this guy live is like watching a transformation take place. He is a mean machine  tearing it up on the bass. I am excited to hear Akurion ‘s single,  listening to all the different elements fused into this project. Oli

To top this project off you have Rob Milley who has been with Neuraxis since the early days,  basically pop any Neuraxis album you can find into your player, and you will be listening to Rob shredding and playing the guitars in  the most brutal, technical, yet his solo’s have a melodic feel to them as well.

Rob M

What you have here is the make up of a Candian technical metal supergroup. They are simultaneously going to obliterate our senses and educate us.  Call it “technical metal 101 ”   sit back, listen to “Yet ye see them not” and get ready to be blown away. Hit the play button and hold on to your seat, its going to get interesting in a moment.

check it out on metalsucks.net here; http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/07/20/exclusive-track-premiere-akurion-yet-yee-see-them-not-feat-members-of-cryptopsy-neuraxis/

Check out their facebook page; Akurion Official

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

Battlecross News and song streaming @battlecross

So to add to the list of metal albums coming out this summer, will be Battlecross’s Rise to Power album due out August 21st!   If you are unfamiliar with Battlecross,, then familiarize yourself with the band. These guys toured and if you were a veteran you had a free pass to the shows.   A band that gave Veterans free tickets to the shows. Now that’s a band you can respect, even if you are not into metal, a band that would do that is a bunch of pretty kick ass individuals.

They have one song streaming so far at Metalblade.com The song is titled “ Not Your Slave” , has a nice upbeat tempo. I Dig the sound from the song and wonder what the rest of the album will be like.

Check out their pre-order options here ; http://www.shopbenchmark.com/battlecross

And also take a listen to their track streaming on soundcloud at ; http://www.metalblade.com/battlecross/ and https://soundcloud.com/metalbladerecords/battlecross-not-your-slave/s-Z243G

-Badger \m/

http://www.badgersmetalbreakdown.com

Cattle Decapitation breaking news!!!! @cattledecap @metalblade

For a week I have been waiting eagerly to find out what Cattle Decapitation has up their sleeves. I think most of you reading this are probably stoked to hear this news. If not  you’re going to hear it anyways because you did click on this.  The time is now!!!! So  based on their Facebook page, we have a release date for their new album August 7th, plus they have given us the album title ” The Anthropocene Extinction” and cover art.   they have hooked us up with a song to listen to from the album ; https://youtu.be/u8t8g8lU4ms Manufactured Extinct”   As well as pre ordering information http://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/band/cattle-decapitation

https://www.youtube.com/embed/u8t8g8lU4ms“>

The track list is:

1. Manufactured Extinct
2. The Prophets of Loss
3. Plagueborne
4. Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)
5. Circo Inhumanitas
6. The Burden Of Seven Billion
7. Mammals In Babylon
8. Mutual Assured Destruction
9. Not Suitable For Life
10. Apex Blasphemy
11. Ave Exitium
12. Pacific Grim

Check out their facebook page here; https://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation?fref=nf

And I have been listening to the song and it is KILLER!   This is awesome news, I cannot wait to hear the rest of the album this summer.

– Badger \m/

http://www.badgersmetalbreakdown.com

Lamb of god!

the countdown just ended while I was watching it. the site refreshed and a play button just popped up. i cant hit it fast enough because the site isnt finished loading. im so excited … YEs a new song. and its badass so far.  holy shit is it good right out of the gate. gotta love chris adler drums!  I feel like a kid in a candy store.  This song is killer. i dont even know if this is a sign of an album release because i am typing and listening to the song at the same time. too much going on METAL OVERLOAD!   I am betting this is going to be a killer album with all thats happened in the passed three years. i am really digging the sound so far. So glad D. Randal Blythge is back doing what he does best.  Listen for yourself at www.lambofgodvii.com

i cant type anymore  i am too busy listening to this new song.  it ended its a premier for their new album VII : sturm und Drang out in July 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

– Badger