Trample: Monday, 8/19/2013
Profanatica‘s Thy Kingdom Cum.
Stuff that went down while you were BBQing:
Dark Angel is considering reforming to rake in all of the thrash cash. In other news, hardcore Jessica Alba fans just went on an emotional Google Alert roller coaster. We’ll give them merciless…death, I guess. (Lambgoat)
High On Fire might, maybe, hopefully release something soon. The omnipotent and omnipresent Kurt Ballou noted he visited with the band in Oakland. According to the super-busy super-producer, his days were spent on “…riffs, tacos, and coffee.” Most unlikely jaunt? To the t-shirt store. (theprp)
After hanging on like Abe Vigoda, God Forbid have dug themselves a grave. I’d say something snarky, but, hey, a seventeen year run for a metalcore outfit is nothing to sneeze at. We’re getting old, dudes. *weeps into a Twelve Tribes shirt* (Lambgoat)
In more heartening blurbage, Darkest Hour will begin work on its eighth full-length, proving, while it is the Darkest Hour, it is not yet the darkest timeline. (Lambgoat)
A new Fates Warning track is out there for your consumption. The mode of communication for the modern fate, now? Podcast, apparently. Can’t wait for Cutting Time with Moirai. (Blabbermouth)
The Chariot‘s wheels have finally spun off and the band will lay down forever like a thoroughbred in Ben Hur. Reason for leaving? Apparently, they finally fixed that one squealing amp. (Lambgoat)
A jet packed with Ratt and Dokken was forced to the ground after a fire broke out in the cockpit. During the descent, an undisclosed member admitted he was possibly involved with a hit and run and, according to the frantic screams on the black box, “…with love we’ll find a way. Just give it TIME!” Everyone is a-okay, just understandably shaken. (Blabbermouth)
Premature apologies to those bored by business: Rosetta have written a recap on the results of their Bandcamp experiment. Interesting to see people interpret “Name Your Price” as free. Same reason all of my Mac II lemonade stands failed. (theprp)
The stoner-y SAHG will be releasing something soon. I’ll also be releasing SAAG PANEER soon. *braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap* (Blabbermouth)
Iced Earth‘s new album is currently being mixe-look, I can’t finish this. I’ve never been madder typing “Iced Earth” because it’s ONE HUNDRED AND FUCKING TEN DEGREES OUTSIDE. (Blabbermouth)
If you listen to Periphery like your dad “reads” Playboy, there’s a live set available that’s purely instrumental. (theprp)
War From a Harlots Mouth will be going on hiatus so it may host a Gingivitis vs. Listerine Christmas football match somewhere on the tongue. (Lambgoat)
Not metal, but noteworthy to some: The Mars Volta have dumped a trove of demos online. The clever Cedric Bixler-Zavala tweeted the following: “The recent TMV leaks are from a session we did w/ @davidguetta during our residency at Ibiza hot spot RAMROD.” Not a fan. Appreciate the chuckles, though. (theprp)
Burn away your workday with these things to read/watch/jam:
Ulver now has their latest, experimental boundary pusher Messe I.X – VI.X at their ‘camp. Avant-heads, pitch a tent.
IO has a stream up for an upcoming DVD documenting an Integrity show from ’92. Short of looping “Vocal Test” and chasing your cats around your studio apartment, this will be as close as you can get to Integrity‘s live batshittery today.
The always entertaining Buzz from The Melvins dropped some knowledge on Willamette Weekly regarding keeping a band together. My secret? STRONGER RUBBER. NUK NUK NUK NUK NUK NU*is impaled by the Joke Justice dolphin thrown by Poseidon*
The owners of the art up top, Profanatica, are streaming a new, nasty basher over at Hell’s Headbangers‘ Bandcamp.
Trample favorite !T.O.O.H.! have released their new WTF for free (like, for real free, not Rosetta free) over at their Facebook. Review soon.
Stream the entire djent-y Deviant Tactics album over at Kaaoszine. Killer, and I don’t normally go for that type of thing.
Featuring the artists who will soon be filling everyone’s feed.
A Final Fantasy prog-metal band? Ha! Nerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-hold on. This. This is awesome. While I’ll continue to hold strong in my belief Chrono Trigger is the finest RPG cartridge, Atma Weapon makes a HP-loaded case that’s tough to beat up on. The Greensboro duders take on the prog of a dun-first, widdle questions later burner like Arch/Matheos and run it through an Opeth gate, infusing each swing of the pendulum with the appropriate heaven/hell gravitas. Keep in mind, this is a band of young bucks, so they haven’t grown into the vocals yet. It’s not a detriment, but if you’re bugged by the over-earnestness of fellas with wispy dirt mustaches like Disperse, Dark Tower will be a tougher sell. However, if the idea of ever-shifting melodic metal in the hands of guys who take their cues from Daylight Dies, Katatonia, and stately melodeath sounds worthy of a d20 roll, then shake ‘em up, shake ‘em up, shake ‘em, my friend. (Aside: “Miss Misery” is my favorite track here, which is kinda embarrassing since it’s the one falling outside the concept. And, uh, it’s like a metal Gin Blossoms. High five if that made you click so hard, your mouse shattered, and it filled your office ficus full of shrapnel. Fans of High Spirits will shit for this.)
Stick around: Pinging Your Radar coming up soon, covering the releases for the week of 8/18.
Posted on August 19, 2013, in Trampled and tagged !T.o.o.h.! deviant tactics, altars, atma weapon, dark angel, darkest hour, dissension, dokken, fates warning, god forbid, high on fire, iced earth, integrity, massacra, periphery, phantom glue, profanatica, prog, ratt, rosetta, SAHG, secrets of the sky, the chariot, the mars volta, the melvins, war from a harlots mouth. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.