It's the time of year for uplifting and joyous holiday albums in the spirit of the season. However, some people have darker holiday spirit than others. Hate Eternal bassist J.J. Hrubovcak has teamed up with his brother Mike, who is the vocalist for Monstrosity and Vile, for 'Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions of Christmas Classics.'
After releasing two EPs, ††† (Crosses) will unleash their self-titled full-length debut Feb. 11 via Sumerian Records. The band's lineup includes Chino Moreno (Deftones), Shaun Lopez (Far) and Chuck Doom. Listen to 'Bitches Brew' via Spin above. Check out another song, 'The Epilogue,' below.
Inquisition leader Dagon has made a career of making Immortal frontman Abbath pay dearly for only writing ‘Pure Holocaust’ once. The band takes such influence from the Immortal album that it can almost be pegged as the sole inspiration for Inquisition’s Satanic cosmological black metal onslaught. The duo who make up this band have added another astral offering to their growing legacy with ‘Obscure Verses for the Multiverse.’
Just a hair prior to the one-year anniversary of singer Mitch Lucker's tragic death, Suicide Silence will enter the studio during the week of Nov. 4 to record their next album. The new disc will be the first to feature new vocalist Eddie Hermida (ex-All Shall Perish) and is sure to be a landmark moment in the band's career. Producer Steve Evetts (Sepultura, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Warbringer) will be returning to the Suicide Silence fold once again as he produced the band's last album 'The Black Crown,'
Every time Brazil’s Sepultura release a new album, there is a buzz of curiosity with fans wondering if they will return to their beginnings. The band’s trademark thrash era produced some of the finest albums of the genre, but they abandoned the sound by 1993 in favor of groove on ‘Chaos A.D.’ and the polarizing ‘Roots.’ Vocalist Derrick Green has been with the band for 15 years now, and ‘The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart’ is his seventh and best album since joining.
What is a ringmaster? Though he's the show's most visible performer, a ringmaster charismatically showcases awe-inspiring acts while focusing the spotlight towards a myriad of characters outside of himself. In more modern eras, a ringmaster has been even known to sing and dance with his performers during the show. Devin Townsend knows this, and he plays the ringmaster perfectly throughout his new live CD/DVD 'The Retinal Circus.'