Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
You can listen to a new song from Converge below, taken from their new split release with Dropdead. ‘Runaway’ is the band’s only contribution to the split, with Dropdead’s ‘Paths of Glory’. The split will be released through Converge’s own imprint Deathwish Inc.
Unsurprisingly, ‘Runaway’ is unhinged fury, the kind that only Converge are capable of. For now, it looks like this split 7” will be the only new material from Converge for a while, with no follow up to Axe To Fall set anytime soon.
Listen to ‘Runaway’ here:
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Gojira have finally released a new song from their upcoming Sea Shepherd fundraiser EP, and it features guest appearances from Devin Townsend and Meshuggah’s Fredrik Thordendal. ‘Of Blood and Salt’ can be heard below.
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that ‘Of Blood and Salt’ is heavy, this is Gojira after all. The French machine has really found their own sound since 2005’s From Mars to Sirius and that trademark is all over this new song. Townsend’s vocal contribution is also a heady mix with the band along with Thordendal’s riffing.
There are no other details on the new Gojira EP and eventual album just yet but as soon as we know, you’ll know!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Featuring the sublime guitar work of Chris Rushing from Canvas Solaris, as well as bassist Gaël Pirlot, The Universe Divide has finished work on their debut album and it is set for release next month. Dust Settles on the Odontophobes is being mixed by Jamie King, who has worked extensively with Between The Buried and Me.
Rushing and Pirlot formed the side project in 2007 and encountered drummer Jason Parker who completed the line-up. In 2008, the demo An Ode To Rudolf Clausius was released. Its two songs marked a head turning sound that proved to be a riveting instrumental metal force, as the wickedly technical musicianship of its two founders collided. Both tracks, ‘Cyclical Procession’ and ‘Phi Inverted’, on the demo have been re-recorded for the album. If you’re looking for a mere taster of what to expect from Dust Settles on the Odontophobes, the two demo songs are available to download for free, from the band’s website HERE.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
While on tour in the States, UK prog metallers TesseracT took part in an acoustic recording session for Metal Injection. The three videos are online now and can be viewed HERE, along with one of the songs down below.
The band performed renditions of their own songs ‘April’ and ‘Origin’ as well as a cover of the Jeff Buckley number ‘Dream Brother’. Both ‘April’ and ‘Origin’, in their bare stripped down states, provide for some harrowing atmospheres. It’s been said on these pages before but here it goes one more time, Daniel Tompkins has one of the best voices in modern metal. We heard it in its recorded glory on One and when the band played their three date Irish tour back in February, we witnessed the fact that the man doesn’t miss a step live. However, on these acoustic tracks there’s little in the way of big, staggering vocals like that on songs like ‘Nascent’, rather it’s a deep brooding and melancholic vibe, and it’s equally as impressive.
Check out ‘April’, and the rest of the clips HERE.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The new album Darkness In The Light is released in July through Metal Blade, and right now it’s becoming an even more enticing prospect. Check out the song below:
The two songs are the full length version of ‘Feather’ from Ghost and ‘Juular’ from Deconstruction, which features guest vocals from Ihsahn. The two albums are released June 20th.