I’m not even going to write that much, just know that right here and now, you can download a full set of MOTÖRHEAD, recorded live in Vienna, Austria, in 1982. I will say this – if you are a MOTÖRHEAD fan, get this, blast it ultra loud and bang your fucking head!!!
Occasionally a band will come along that’s just too darn difficult to categorise. Is it thrash? Is it hardcore? Is it punk? Does it even count if there’s no bass? Who the heck cares when it’s this damn fun.
The BDDM call the south of London home and are two dudes out to have a good time – making music together along the way. It’s kinda cute in a BFF bromance kinda way. Enjoying delights such as copious amounts of beer, trashy 80′s cinema and being as loud as humanly possible, The BDDM are in the process of recording their debut album. Having self released a demo (which you can stream/download via SoundCloud) called Badd Wyzyrdz last year, the duo are currently being ridiculous via the format of video which you can check out below. Huzzah!
If you wanna find out more, click this link to head on over to the Facebook page where you can find pictures and even new tracks. One’s called “Fuckerpunch.” That’s right. Now you have no reason not to click.
I’m not even going to write that much, just know that right here and now, you can download a full set of SLAYER, recorded live in 1985 in Eidhoven, Holland. I will say this – if you are a SLAYER fan, get this, blast it ultra loud and bang your motherfucking head!!!
Tracklisting after the jump!
Fuck the dumb shit, one band that totally pushed my wig back this past year is WE ARE THE DAMNED from Portugal. I get super excited about anything new from these speed demons, and the killer news is that they have just released a new video for their crushing tune “Atrocity Idol.” I’m not going to give too much away, but I will say that the band created the perfect visual for this kick-ass tune! So let’s get to it – make your eyes bleed and watch the new WE ARE THE DAMNED below, plus peep something special after the jump!
Record label Indie Recordings
Norway’s Aura Noir have a brutal legacy behind them. They were the first band signed to Nocturno Culto, of Darkthrone infamy’s Tyrant Syndicate label with the realease of The Merciless in 2004 but they had been a major force in the international thrash scene for many years prior. Black Thrash Attack (1996) and Deep Tracts Of Hell (1998) solidified their place amid the dwindling and ever splintering extreme metal scene of the late 90′s. This year they’ve returned with a brand new offering entitled Out To Die on Peaceville. Out To Die sees this power trio pick up right where they left off in 2008 with Hades Rise. The eight tracks on this record clock in at just about a half hour of relentless and hellish shredding onslaught. The production on this record is much warmer in tone than any of their previous efforts and Apollyon’s vocals are far more dynamic than they’ve ever been. This is the band’s most mature effort to date. Aura Noir have always pulled more influence from the British thrash scene of yore rather than the German scene, unlike their fellow headbanging countrymen in Deathhammer. “Abbadon” is a perfect example of this and not only because it’s an obvious send up to the original drummer for Venom either. “The Grin From The Gallows” continues down this path with a very strong hook that is allowed to ring out and is very reminiscent of the Venom classic “Warhead”. The solos on this album are served up courtesy of ex-Mayhem guitarist Blasphemer who marks his return to the Aura Noir fold with this album. Pay particular attention to the solos on “Withheld” and “Priest’s Hellish Fiend”, the latter almost plays more like Venom than most Venom tracks. I got a chance to see Aura Noir play last year’s Maryland Deathfest and they ripped, Apollyon (who also plays bass in Immortal) even has the same skullet thing going on with his hair that Cronos does. Not saying that proves anything but this new album certainly shows that Aura Noir still have the chops of their youth almost 20 years now since they first appeared on the world scene while also managing to learn new tricks and improve upon their tried and true thrash technique. The old school ways die hard in the grim and frostbitten kingdom of Norway.
On 03/07/12 an Evening of Celebration and Doom was upon us.
Bruxers, from San Jose, are one of my favourite bands out here in the Bay Area and they were the first band I caught. Their sound is a Crushing mix of Crust/Death/Doom Metal. This is the first time “Platoon” has been captured! Check that out and “Nuclear Wind” after the jump.
Make sure your speakers are turned UP!
Fuck yeah! Nerds recognize nerds – if you follow CVLT Nation, then you know that I’m a super fan of the longsleeve metal tee. From my point of view, many bands use the opportunity to really make a creative statement with their longsleeve tee. What I respect about the t-shirt is that it is one of those clothing items that cuts across class lines and is something that youth culture has always used as a way to say something to the masses. Now with the heavy metal longsleeve bands have turned this into an art form. From the outlook of someone who has created tees for many years, what gets me excited about these tees is the interesting placements that you will always see on a longsleeve tee. So come take a trip with CVLT Nation as we have put together a huge gallery of some sick tees with bands from such as Death, Sepultura, Isengard, Morbid Angel, Napalm Death and many more. After the jump, peep this rad gallery and wish that some of these tees were in your closet!
This Southern Californian outfit’s live ferocity is made by their crushing riffs, many of which were lifted from their newly released second LP, Vesuvius. Like its namesake, Vesuvius lays waste to all who behold it. With interest in Creatures reunited I went home and played their previous LP, I, Lucifer over once or twice and then promptly downloaded its successor.
A successor is indeed what Vesuvius is. Not to knock its predecessor, but to these ears Vesuvius is by the far the band’s best. The opening track “Broken Throne” sets the record’s thrashy hardcore meatiness almost immediately. It begins with your traditional mosh friendly chugathon, albeit a damn good one, and once you think this will be a mediocre offering :52 bares the record’s big pearly whites. At this point the record takes a violent, epic dump on the listener, at the same obliterating any notion of possible mediocrity.
The band’s hardcore side is blended perfectly with the crushing riffs. As much as Vesuvius is a record to which to raise the horns it is also one to mosh yourself silly too. At times while blaring it on my iPod I caught myself arranging my features into some faux tough guy scrunch or just your general mean mug, even casting a glancing punch at a passing wall, unnerving passerby. Vesuvius is first and foremost a very well crafted hardcore record that utilizes well executed metallic elements.
Read the rest of the review after the jump!
Mix & Text from A Fist in the Face of God
Alright! It’s been, what, five months now since an offering brimming with thrash lava erupted into your very eyes. Well, Bradley Smith and Cato Stormoen have made a follow-up to their insanely popular Thrashing Rage, Vol. II mixtape, this time abandoning the thrash gods of old in favour of the new flesh. Yes, that is right, this killer 19-track comp features only bands from the latter part of the 90s, 2000s, right up until this very year. I’ve actually been planning to do one of these myself for a while now, but what with all the dragon-fighting, wench-fucking and weed-smoking, there just hasn’t been the time.
Words from Brad after the break; Cato is too busy being a real motherfucker somewhere to give his ten cents right now, sorry.
“The previous two Thrashing Rage mixes focused on old school bands that deserved a shining beam of unholy light cast upon them. But talking with Cato, I realised that there are a whole new crop of diabolical thrash bands whose music corrupts your blackened soul. And we decided then and there to unleash a tornado of TRUE thrash, but with a modern perspective!” – Brad
TRACKLIST: THRASHING RAGE, VOL. III & DOWNLOAD Link after the jump!
I didn’t think it was possible but Deathhammer have raised the bar, which had been set in 2010 by their full length debut Phantom Knights, with the release of their second album Onward To The Pits this year on Hell’s Headbangers. Not since the almighty Darkthrone have two dudes from Norway produced such a wicked noise! They combine the best of old school German thrash with the worst of old school American thrash and the outcome is as breakneck and precise as it is sloppy and sleazy. While I love the technicality in thrash I’m not a fan of anything too flashy and over-polished, which would explain my affinity for this band because they’re super raw. “Fullmoon Sorcery” and “Voodoo Rites” set up the album perfectly as mission statements of what to expect. Those were my personal favorites but the album doesn’t let up from there. In fact, another aspect of Deathhammer that I appreciate are their unrelenting riffs. These guys rip the Flag Of Hate to shreds and their songs are jam packed with enough hammered-on bendy notes to choke all Four Horsemen. “To The Evil” is a prime example of that. Bassist, guitarist and lead vocalist Sergeant Salsten runs the vocal gambit from low, guttural death grunts to ultra high pitched shrieks, calling up from hell and possessing you to oscillate wildly. Sadomancer who plays drums also spits up some of the nastiest response chants I’ve heard in metal in recent years. The Sergeant’s dive bomb leads on cuts like “Seduced By The Flames” and “Army Of Death” are on par with some of Piotr from Vader‘s strongest work, in my opinion. The album’s title track, feels like it’s their “Genghis Kahn” seeing how it’s the only instrumental. On Onward To The Pits Deathhammer have really come into their own as a band and it’s a vast step up in terms of their songwriting’s technicality, structure and overall quality from any of their previous efforts which have recently been compiled in a new collection called Forever Ripping Fast.
True headbangers, the one’s that lack a sense of humor and don’t read these poorly scribed articles on trendy hipster blog sites are going to love this album and that’s about the best reason I could think to write about it.
Aside from the fact that you can skate like a demon to this record!