Burnaby, BC band Tribune released their full length, Elder Lore / The Dark Arts, on independent owned label Corpse Corrosion Music. When one first glances at the album artwork they shall notice drawings of succubus’s, a swamp creature and other characters portraying visuals for songs on the album.
The word ‘Thrash’ has a few meanings in the dictionary: to move widely or violently, to strike or flail, to thresh and to sail against opposing tides or winds. Upon listening to this release, I would like to add Cavalera Conspiracy’s newest album Blunt Force Trauma to the above definition list.
It’s Monday, time to get your metal on! Watch the brand new Jungle Rot music video for “Blood Ties” down below. The song comes off their album ‘Kill On Command’ which came out last year on Victory Records. Read a review of the album HERE.
Vancouver, B.C trash metal band Tribune are gearing up to release their third album Elder Lore / The Dark Arts via Corpse Corrosion Music. Drummer Jay Brown recently gave PureGrainAudio some of his time to discuss his use of Zyldjian Cymbals. Read on to learn more about these great cymbals.
Washington State thrash metal group Mace are not only legends, but also pioneers. While their music is rooted in classic thrash, Mace was also one of the early adopters of punk and hardcore crossover elements. Though their career was somewhat short lived, in their time they shared the stage with renowned acts like Testament, Slayer, Anthrax, Metal Church, The Circle Jerks and The Accused. Mace would release two albums (1985’s Process of Elimination via Coma Records and 1987’s The Evil in Good via Black Dragon Records), both of which contained their signature brand of gutter thrash punk.
Edison New Jersey thrashers Eliminator released their first full-length, Breaking The Wheel, back in 2008. The album consists of 7 ferocious tracks that will make your head spin. With the intense vocals the music sounds like a hyper version of black metal. The only aspect I didn’t enjoy about Breaking The Wheel is how, instead of staying constant, the sound quality changes for each song. Guess that’s what can happen when one goes at an album DIY style with no/minimal help? In the end these are some vicious tunes for real thrash fans. Everyone better support Eliminator so they can pay for better future recordings.
Phoenix, AZ thrash/death metal band Hemoptysis released released their full length debut, Misanthropic Slaughter, independently (Rock It Up Records in Europe). Vocalist Masaki Murashita and drummer Travis Thune recently offered PureGrainAudio their track-by-track for each song from this album. Read on to get the inside scoop for each of these heavy hitters.
Thrash death metal band Derelict released one of my favourite albums back in 2009 with Unspoken Words. In 2011 they followed that up with a digital, three song promo EP giving us a taste of what the future holds. I recently got the chance to ask guitarist Max Lussier some questions about his BBE Sonic Maximizer 362 Rack Piece that completes his sound.
German black/thrash commando Desaster will release its new album ‘The Arts Of Destruction’ in 28th in North America! In collaboration with Rock Hard magazine, Germany, the second single “Troops Of Heathens – Graves Of Saints” just went online. Surf over HERE to check it out!
German thrash titans Kreator have revealed the title of the bands upcoming album: ‘Phantom Antichrist’. The album is currently being produced at the famous Fascination Street Studio with renowned producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Soilwork, Devin Townsend, Amon Amarth) in Örebro, Sweden. ‘Phantom Antichrist’ marks the band’s debut for Nuclear Blast and is set to be released June 1st, 2012 (Europe) and June 5th, 2012 (North America)!
Landmine Marathon has debuted their brand new video for the track, “Beaten And Left Blind.” Watch the brutal footage, directed by Raul Varela (Impaled) below! The track comes from the band’s most recent album, ‘Gallows’ which was released this past September in N. America and out across Europe this week.
Partout, Québec-based thrashy folk metal band Nordheim self-released their album Lost In The North in 2010. A year later Maple Metal Records signed the group and re-released the full length. By genre association alone, thrashy folk metal perfectly describes their sound – they’ve essentially written fast metal music overlayed with keyboard’s emulating folk instruments. Overtop all of this are growls and the occasional shouted group vocals. Long story short, Nordheim have compiled a key album that could possibly help push for a broader Canadian folk metal scene.
Hemoptysis: the coughing up of blood from the bronchi, larynx, trachea or lungs, or in this case, the name of the thrash/death metal band from Tempe, Arizona. The group released their full length debut, Misanthropic Slaughter, independently (Rock It Up Records in Europe) and the 11 tracker can be summed up as fast, technical and heavy.
With their album The Blackening, Oakland, CA’s Machine Head became one of the most talked about metal bands; creating buzz and affording them spots on some of the biggest tours/festivals metal has to offer. Riding that high, they’ve returned with their follow up entitled, Unto The Locust. With the pressure on, everyone was watching to see if the band could yet again stun us all with a new release.