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VIDEO PREMIERE: AZUSA UNLEASH THEIR VIDEO FOR NEW ALBUM TITLE TRACK ‘HEAVY YOKE’

We’ve joined forces with Indie Recordings to premiere the video for the title track from Azusa’s brand new album, Heavy Yoke. Comprising members of Extol, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Sea + Air, the band are – unsurprisingly – sonically experimental. Reflecting on life’s existential mysteries, their lyrics seek to explore cognitive dissonances at the crossroads of upbringing, mysticism, belief and betrayal. The band comments: “The musical elements in Heavy Yoke are constantly challenging the song’s center line and balance point. While the acrobatic riffing insists on taking the tune off-track, the vocal...
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VIDEO INTERVIEW: MAX CAVALERA TALKS ABOUT RECORDING, PAST AND PRESENT!

Soulfly are set to release their new album Ritual on October 19 via Nuclear Blast, so we’re sharing an interview with Max Cavalera talking candidly about the making of the album; in it he discusses how he chooses what music belongs in Soulfly and the ancient art of burying master tapes, among other things…. it’s well worth its six-minute duration, so be sure to give it a watch. The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur and the cover artwork was painted by artist Eliran Kantor – additional booklet art and package design was handled by Marcelo Vasco. The album also features multiple guests including...
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OUTRE STREAM ADVANCE TRACK FROM UPCOMING DEBEMUR MORTI ALBUM HOLLOW EARTH

ZT have teamed up with our friends at Debemur Morti to bring you a brand new song from Outre two weeks before its release, the title track from the album Hollow Earth. In the words of the band this album is “Introducing an even greater sense of depth and darkness to the band’s sound”. The song ‘Hollow Earth’ is “one of the best concoctions of metallic might and menace.” Recorded, mixed and mastered in 2018 at Impressive Art Studio by Przemyslaw Nowak, Hollow Earth sees the band continue to refine their craft, effortlessly weaving blasting Black Metal dissonance with guttural, down tuned Death Metal savagery and...
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VIDEO: ENSLAVED DISCUSS THEIR FAVOURITE TOUR MEMORIES

Enslaved’s co-headlining tour with High On Fire has kicked off, so what better time for them to take a trip down memory lane and talk about some of their favourite tour memories? We’ve added the next lot of dates below (Manchester tonight!), so if you haven’t already got this one in your diary, now’s the time as Grutle promises: “I can guarantee you that this will be a tour for the books, so get ready for some excessive indulgence in heavy music madness! See you on the road folks!” ENSLAVED DATES W/HIGH ON FIRE 30/09 – U Bazyla, Poznan (PL) 01/10 – Proxima, Warsaw (PL) 02/10 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig...
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ZT stream upcoming album from Orkan on Dark Essence Records

ZT have teamed up with our friends at Dark Essence to bring you a stream of the upcoming Orkan album Element. Having fought their way through cancer and rare, crippling muscular diseases, ORKAN are now ready with the follow up to 2015’s LIVLAUS. The new album, titled ELEMENT, deals with the power and ferocity of the four elements, and is a homage to the unforgiving strength of the earth, and the landscape of their native land, the Island of Stord. Fronting ORKAN is TAAKE guitarist Gjermund Fredheim, notorious for creating the only banjo solo in Black Metal. The band sets itself apart from its peers, being highly technically skilled,...
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COUNTDOWN TO DAMNATION FESTIVAL 2018

One of the UK’s foremost halls of learning, for one day of the year academia at Leeds University is sidelined by some of the sharpest tools in the extreme metal box.  With Damnation Festival fast approaching Paul Castles casts a beady eye over some of the treats that lie in store for those making the annual pilgrimage to Leeds University. Birmingham agitators Anaal Nathrakkh are no strangers to Damnation but their return to Leeds University Union this year could scarcely be more eagerly anticipated following the release of their stunning new album A New Kind of Horror. Adding further fuel to the fire – if any were needed for those...
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FUTURE USSES STREAM THEIR ENTIRE NEW ALBUM ‘THE EXISTENTIAL HAUNTING’ VIA ZT AHEAD OF IT...

We’ve joined forces with Pelagic Records to stream the new album from LA’s Future Usses in full ahead of its release on 14 September. Whilst The Existential Haunting is their debut album and Future Usses have only played a handful of shows in their short career, main songwriter Sacha Dunable has been a member of Intornaut for almost 15 years, and has dabbled with various doom metal projects over the years, such as Bereft (LA). It might come as no surprise then that Future Usses takes small elements of what those bands do and magnifies them, combining the slow-motion crushing power of doom with the atmosphere and dense harmonic...
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