The Caribbean is well known for its sunny weather, beautiful beaches and infectious tropical rhythms, but not for its production of fine, world class extreme Metal. For those who dare to listen to Archaios’ new album The Distant, these pre-conceived views will radically change.
Swedish modern melodic death metallers Cipher System recently completed the video clip for the title track of their Nuclear Blast debut ‘Communicate The Storms’. The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus, known for his work with Arch Enemy, Children Of Bodom and Sonic Syndicate among others.
For 25 years now the Swedish band Arch Enemy has been cranking out molten metal and touring the world; they are currently finishing up a stretch in the United States before they head to Japan and eventually Greece. The band consistently releases solid records and their latest disc, Khaos Legions is no exception. I was fortunate enough to catch up with Angela Gossow to discuss the tour and the record with her. Here is what she had to say.
Insomnium recently signed to Century Media Records to release their upcoming studio album, One For Sorrow. I recently got the chance to ask guitarist Ville Friman a few questions about the new record, signing with Century Media Records and their music video for “Through The Shadows”. Read on to learn more about Ville Friman and Insomnium.
When you first hear the name Massive Slavery, what do you think of? I personally thought of a brutal death metal band; and that’s exactly what I got. Forming from the ashes of fallen Quebec bands: Decrepity, Descend Into Nothingness and Paroxysm, the group recorded their first MS album Global Enslavement in 2010. Sure they worked well in their former bands, but were they ready to work together as a new ensemble?
I think it’s only fair to start this off by admitting that I don’t think I ‘get’ metal. I find that it all just kind of blends together, without anything being really distinct. This said, I do ‘get” good music and Columbia, South Carolina-based melodic death metal band Your Chance to Die produce just that.
Century Media Records artist Dark Tranquillity released their music video for “Zero Distance” today on YouTube online. The track comes off the album ‘We Are The Void’ which was released this past February. The video was directed by Niklas Sundin and Peter Herneheim.
Your Chance to Die is a melodic death metal band from Columbia, South Carolina. Playing together since 2007, YCTD has created a sound blending death metal with hauntingly beautiful melodies to develop music that is truly unique. YCTD has a great live show that employs passion and a brutal sound that will leave you breathless and begging for more.
Episode Summary: ALLOY Hosts Matt and Ben went to Dallas, OR for a show that included bands from all over Oregon. In the case of Thorns of Creation, they drove in from Bend, OR. We had a sit down with the melodic death metal band just outside the venue in some nice, cool grass. It was summer at the time and there was no air in the venue. What we’re saying is it was hot as balls in that grange hall! Killer guys and thanks for driving like 4 hours to play the show.
Approximately 17 years ago Dark Tranquillity released their debut album Skydancer. To this day the band still has four of their original members, a huge accomplishment for any band. In addition to their loyalty the members have matured as musicians and with them brought We Are The Void. This, their latest effort, truly demonstrates how much they have evolved since their first release.
On December 15th in the basement of Ottawa’s Babylon nightclub, Matt Murphy interviewed Shannon Lucas, the drummer of The Black Dahlia Murder.
For reasons unbeknownst to me, when I hear or see the name Soilwork, it always seems to emit elaborate mental visions. For instance, the name produces images of gargantuan, extravagant and rusted machines, erratically cluttered with various cogs and levers, surrounded by a slew of skeletons, chains and other oddities.
Hardcore metal is a genre that too many new bands decide to go for. It’s like it’s a train, and they all just decide to hitch a ride. They may not even care where it’s going, as long as they have fun doing it. Dead to Fall is a band that is hardcore metal, often termed metalcore, but they do things a bit differently and as a result garner a ton of respect amongst metalcore fans.