ALBUM REVIEWS!; New Music From Emmure, Triptykon, I Declare War, Stoneburner, Brainstorm, Mos Generator, Reality Grey, Gamma Ray, Sevendust, Tuomas Halopainen, Words Of Farewell; April 18th 2014

HOLA EVERYONE!

This week we’ve tons of booming releases from the likes of I Declare War, Gamma Ray, Words Of Farewell, Stoneburner, Triptykon, and more! Plus a new acoustic release from Sevendust entitled “Time Travelers & Bonfires”, and the latest solo release from Nightwish keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, entitled "Music Inspired By The Life & Times Of Scrooge". And no, they’re not referring to Ebenezer Scrooge. They’re referring to Walt Disney’s own Scrooge McDuck. Give ‘em credit, its pretty different.

And finally; “Eternal Enemies” by Emmure. We’re only 1/3 of the way through 2014, but “Eternal Enemies” may have already claimed the top spot for worst album of the year. To find out why this album is such a waste of everything, read below, but don’t bother investing any extra time into it. Just don’t.

Anyways, enjoy! \m/

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Released April 15th 2014

     Gamma Ray’s discography has become stronger with almost every release since their debut, with only slight hiccups to derail, and “Empire Of The Undead” see’s them finally beginning to culminate the best of their stuff in one heavy collection, and I do mean HEAVY; guitars have a significantly thicker tone and choruses are bolder, with ‘Pale Rider’ taking a wicked cue from Judas Priest’s ‘Painkiller’, and the title track reeking of old 80’s thrash in some moments. Despite the new found heaviness, this is still Gamma Ray, and it’s the general aesthetic and hooks that manage to continuously floor. ‘Seven’ in particular could be one of Gamma Ray’s best hooks to date, thanks to a fantastic vocal performance from Kai Hansen. Despite all this, you’d be a fool not to notice new drummer Ehre delivering 100% behind the kit, accenting the already sharp riffs and melodies with blistering percussion. There’s nothing really all that new here, but Gamma Ray’s ability to bridge their best talents so effortlessly is amazing on its own, and the resulting strength and epic metal, make up what could be their best album to date.

Rating: 4.5/5 (Incredible!)

"Time Travelers & Bonfires" by Sevendust

Alternative Metal

Released April 15th 2014

     It’s kinda sad to see Sevendust jumping the ‘lets make an acoustic rock album because we need new music to sell right the fuck now and we’ve got no other songs to put out’ bandwagon, the same one Alexisonfire jumped on before being swallowed whole by City & Colour. However, for a band like Sevendust, this train becomes very attractive very quickly, as Sevendust’s naturally moody and sometimes ambient alt. metal is a perfect fit for acoustic re-mixing. In an obvious, but incredibly smart move nonetheless, frontman Lajon Witherspoon was made the focus. Instruments are put on the backburner and are there moreso to emphasize Lajon’s crooner vocals, and soon the already touchy topics of tracks like ‘Trust’ and ‘Black’ are given new weight. This isn’t a full length album, so tracks don’t drag on as they still last the regular time, and by the time you’re mentally ready to dig into something heavier, the album is done. Its timed well, performed well, and is relatively cheap. What more could a Sevendust fan ask for?

Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)

"Music Inspired By The Life & Times Of Scrooge" by Tuomas Holopainen

Symphonic Rock

Released April 15th 2014

     When I first heard Nightwish keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen was making a solo album, my reaction was quite honestly: ‘meh’. It wasn’t until I was informed that this was a concept album based on Walt Disney’s own Scrooge McDuck, that I couldn’t help but be interested. And for those of you unaware; yes you read that right. The guy from Nightwish wrote a concept album about Scrooge McDuck. You have not gone insane, and apparently neither has Tuomas, cause the album is actually really fucking good. Working with a massive orchestra, Tuomas has managed to put together a surprisingly grand and powerful album, chronicling stories of adventure, loss, and tragedy, through the sweet and almost inspiring symphonic melodies of ‘A Lifetime Of Adventure’, the moody scales of ‘Dreamtime’, and the emotional weight that is ‘Go Slowly Now, Sands Of Time’. Honestly, its hard to believe something with such amazing production value has ANYTHING to do with a cartoon duck, but it does, so massive credit to Tuomas and his crew for making something of “The Lord Of The Rings” scale quality. Every string is potent, every flute soars, and every melody is a dagger, piercing through it all and emerging on top, advancing a sweet and sometimes lovely story of a character that nobody expected to hear about. Well done guys.

Rating: 4.5/5 (Incredible!)

"The Wild Black Yonder" by Words Of Farewell

Melodic Death Metal

Released April 15th 2014

     “The Wild Black Yonder” shows a much more polished and mature side to Words Of Farewell, having very clearly listened to criticisms of the their debut, and sharpening everything they do in turn. If only all bands were willing to make that kind of progress and change… but thats an issue for another time, for now we have “The Wild Black Yonder” to explore in full. Utilizing the standard melodic death metal conventions along with some great atmospheric bits, Words Of Farewell burst out with subtle gloom and a surprising progressive edge, with moodier passages and great instrumentals, some extended for added effect. For me, the instrumentation is the focal point, as it drives so much of the album and gives way to the albums most interesting moments, though credit must still be given to the vocalist, whose range has also been broadened with barks, whispers, and thunderous gutturals all around. The musicianship between these guys has definitely improved to say the least, and the subtle changes made, save Words Of Farewell from the dreaded sophomore slump. Some more memorable hooks would be great, but as it stands, “The Wild Black Yonder” is a step in the right direction for Words Of Farewell.

Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)

Iron Reagan, the same wicked awesome supergroup featuring members of Municipal Waste and Darkest Hour, is streaming a new EP for free via Decibel Magazine’s flexi disc series! BOO YAH!

On a sweeter note, "The Living Skull" is apparently a song about the late GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus. Awh.

Physical copies of the flexi disc are available at Decibel Magazine’s online store. I just ordered my copy personally. If you want one, grab it soon brah.

01. “Tongue Tied”
02. “The Living Skull”
03. “I’m Regret”
04. “Zero Gain”
05. “One Shovel Short of a Funeral”
06. “Spoiled Identity”
07. “Your Kid’s an Asshole”
08. “The Hungry Male (of Wall St.)”
09. “Cops Don’t Like Me, I Don’t Like Cops”
10. “Declaration of War”
11. “I Spit on Your Face/Grave”
12. “Court Adjourned”
13. “The Hill Witch”

The Black Dahlia Murder have announced a fucking move called “Fool ‘Em All” and it looks awesome.

Its basically gonna be an entire film’s worth of death metal, weed-smoking, farting, Trevor’s balls, 3D, and watching tweens get terrified and confused on Warped Tour. And if we’re being honest, that sounds like the best movie ever.

"Fool ‘Em All" comes out May 27th via Metal Blade Records. If you don’t buy it, you’re a loser. C:

Guitarist Shane Gibson Passes Away At Age 35, Confirmed Via MetalSucks.net & Direct Statement From stOrk Bandmates + Best Known For His Work w/ Progressive Metal Band 'stOrk' & As A Former Live Guitarist For Korn; Upcoming stOrk Album Still Scheduled For Release + No Word On Future Of stOrk

Unfortunate news for us tonight, we have lost a brother. Guitarist Shane Gibson passed away earlier this morning, from a supposed blood clotting disorder in Birmingham, Alabama. Shane Gibson was perhaps most famous for playing live with Korn from 2007-2010, taking the spot of Brian ‘Head’ Welch, as well as for his brief engagement to actress Carmen Electra, but his main project was progressive metal band stOrk, whose latest album is coincidentally set for release in 2 weeks. In an online statement, stOrk had this to say;He was one of the best guitar players the world has ever known and his virtuosity was matched only by his wit and generosity of spirit. He will be missed beyond measure’. The future of stOrk is unknown at this point. Bring-On-The-Metal sends its prayers to stOrk, Korn, Shane Gibson’s family and friends. Take solace that he left a great legacy of music for all to enjoy.

Kreator Announces Headlining European Tour w/ Arch Enemy, Sodom, & Vader As Support + Guitarist/Frontman Mille Petrozza Confirms This To Be Kreator's Last Big Tour Until 2016, Due To Schedule Of Upcoming Kreator Album; Tour Starts November 26th 2014 In Lyon, France @ Le Transbordeur

In an awesome move, thrash metal legends Kreator have announced a huge European tour in support of their upcoming re-issues for "Endless Pain", "Pleasure To Kill", and "Extreme Aggression", as well as their 2012 album “Phantom Antichrist”. Joining the tour is Arch Enemy, supporting their upcoming “War Eternal”, Sodom, supporting their album “Epitome Of Torture”, and Vader, supporting their upcoming album "Tibi Et Igni". Kreator frontman/guitarist Mille Petrozza adds 'This will be your last chance to see Kreator live in clubs for quite a while, because we'll be busy working on a new album in 2015 and only play carefully selected shows'. The tour starts November 26th in Lyon, France at the Le Transbordeur. Tickets are available here @ www.hardticket.EU

ALBUM REVIEWS!; New Music From Sabbath Assembly, Lost Society, Pyrrhon, Black Label Society, From Hell, Cormorant, Delain, Erebus Enthroned, Trollfest, Diabulus In Musica; April 11th 2014

HOLA EVERYBODY!

Its been a long week, but I finally got ahold of some great new music from the likes of Lost Society, Cormorant, Pyrrhon, Trollfest, and more! Including the latest from Black Label Society entitled “Catacombs Of The Black Vatican”, and the debut concept album from supergroup From Hell entitled “Ascent From Hell”, featuring ex-Down Factor frontman George Anderson, Death Angel bassist Damien Sisson, Slayer/ex-Forbidden drummer Paul Bostaph, and One Machine/ex-Nevermore guitarist Steve Smyth!

Finally, a real treasure from occult rockers Sabbath Assembly, and one of the best albums released so far this year, "Quaternity". I know little of these guys, but after playing "Quaternity" on repeat too many times to count, that will like change VERY soon. 

Enjoy! \m/

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"Quaternity" by Sabbath Assembly

Neo-Psychedelia/Doom Metal

Released April 01st 2014

     In today’s world of progressive and death metal flavoured doom, it’s become so easy to forget the natural, ritualistic, and often mystical aspects of doom metal. Sabbath Assembly likely anticipated this lapse in memory, booming from the very start with thick walls of acoustic fiddling, enchanting vocals, and pure satanic lyrical worship. Needless to say, this is what doom metal was meant to sound like years ago when it was established. It brings to mind a heavier side of Ides Of Gemini (if thats even possible), constantly venting with smoke, distortion, and the natural mistakes the instruments make, creating a scary and imposing atmosphere that proudly never once leaves in the album’s duration. ‘I, Satan’ in particular is heavy perfection. Not even joking. It’s scary, twisted, completely unpredictable, and produces the kind of satanic imagery that induces nightmares for Christians everywhere. And that’s only one track; ‘Jehovah Of Death’ is a bittersweet spiritual journey with strange dramatic turns, ‘Lucifer’ is a beautifully psychedelic and introspective trip, and the 18 minute monolith ‘The Four Horsemen’, cinematic and powerful in every sense of the word, finally brings back light near its end, bringing the album full circle, as if the album itself is a religious experience for Sabbath Assembly, and I love that. I love the mystic and strange aura, the contrasts between soft psychedelia and outright doom, the challenges of the senses and mind. “Quaternity” is not an album, it’s an experience, one that will make you simultaneously contemplate and throw your fist in the air. Congrats Sabbath Assembly, you just released a contender for album of the year.

Rating: 5/5 (Perfect!)

"Terror Hungry" by Lost Society

Thrash Metal

Released April 01st 2014

     Though I’m not familiar with Lost Society, they seem to have generated a decent buzz amongst some of my friends, who are pretty smart guys and not wrong about music. Nevertheless, I went into “Terror Hungry” fairly certain I knew what I was going to get in return, and while I wasn’t far off from my theory, I was nevertheless impressed by this young thrash band, and by the time ‘Game Over’ launched, I couldn’t help but start banging my head. The writing, since we’re being honest here, is far from original, but where this works regardless in the album’s wickedly sharp production values. Everything is crisp, as guitars ring with a satisfying speed metal crunch, and rhythm pounds with fantastic Exodus and Overkill style assaults. Infant, looking back on the album now, I’m fairly certain these guys went into the studio, played a bunch of 80’s thrash, got drunk, ordered pizza, and then just decided ‘hey lets fucking record an album and have fun and punch each other’s teeth out’, as that exact attitude is so well reflected in its upbeat thrash and enthusiastic performance. “Terror Hungry” is pure thrash metal, through and through, without having to resort to the cheesy retro-metal tropes found today. Buy it, love it, bang your head.

Rating: 4/5 (Great!)

"The Mother Of Virtues" by Pyrrhon

Technical Death Metal

Released April 01st 2014

     I’m gonna take a wild guess and say that Gorguts is a MASSIVE influence on “The Mother Of Virtues”, as this quite honestly sounds like the leftover material from “Obscura” or “From Wisdom To Hate”. But hey, if you’re gonna take, take from the best; “The Mother Of Virtues” opens up proudly, arguably overwhelming in its dark and abrasive attitude, but with patience comes understanding of Pyrrhon’s tactics and ideals, and the albums lyrical theme of urban malaise starts to make sense, as drums skitter, guitars flail, and vocals proclaim themselves like horns. The shock kicks in and the themes are driven home, making this albums dark technicality are the more powerful. Again, pure Gorguts worship, but if it works it works. I particularly love the albums strange and dynamic riffs. The only complaint I have is a fairly obvious one that I won’t bother repeating for the sake of redundancy, but “The Mother Of Virtues” manages to impress nevertheless. Definitely keep an eye out for these guys in the future.

Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)

"Catacombs Of The Black Vatican" by Black Label Society

Heavy Metal/Southern Metal

Released April 08th 2014

     Despite having seen Zakk Wylde live twice, once with Ozzy Osbourne and again with Black Label Society, his style is something I really can’t dig into. A lot of his stuff just feels the same, and “Catacombs Of The Black Vatican” does extremely little to convince otherwise. Admittedly there is less of his signature guitar screeching on the album, and he manages some cool Alice In Chains styled harmonies on ‘My Dying Time’, but the rest of the album is honestly a bore, never really straying from standard BLS fare. Whether it be the drab biker-rock of ‘Fields Of Unforgiveness’, the slow southern grit of ‘Believe’, or the Volbeat riffery rip-off of ‘Damn The Flood’, the album never once manages to really do anything interesting. Zakk and his best are solid performers, but this writing is the same ol’ stuff that BLS has been happy to chug out since 1999 with lyrics of doom, religion, hatred, all the works, and it’s extremely less heavy this time around. If by chance you’ve NEVER heard ANYTHING that Zakk Wylde has released, whether it be with Ozzy or BLS or Pride & Glory, this might intrigue you. The rest of us will likely fall asleep after the first 3 tracks. On the bright side, I had a really nice nap.

Rating: 1.5/5 (Bad)

"Ascent From Hell" by From Hell

Death Metal/Thrash Metal

Released April 08th 2014

     From Hell is a love letter of extreme metal; featuring an all star roster with Slayer’s Paul Bostaph, Death Angel’s Damien Sisson, Down Factor’s George Anderson, and One Machine’s Steve Smyth, the album is a concept album of sorts that pulls from several sides of the metal spectrum, though sticking strongly in thrash and death metal. It’s lyrics aren’t the most potent, but imagery is created nonetheless with demented black metal vocals and the general ideals of the songs, emphasized by powerful music that succeeds in part thanks to the aforementioned diversity; ‘The Walking Dead’ rocks a steady mid-tempo thrash groove, ‘Soul Crusher’ pounds with battering ram percussion, and ‘Nun With A Gun’ ignores the obvious tongue-in-cheek crap that could’ve been delivered in favour of driving death metal. The album glorifies the horrific aspects of metal and wisely reflects that in its music, and while nothing here is wholly original, “Ascent From Hell” is an enjoyable ride nonetheless. I’m personally interested to hear how this super-group expands on their sound should another album be released.

Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)

"Earth Diver" by Cormorant

Progressive Metal/Black Metal

Released April 08th 2014

     It seemed like Cormorant would be at their end with Arthur Von Nagel leaving the band to work with Telltale Games in 2012, but quite the opposite; while this isn’t quite the Cormorant you remember, “Earth Diver” still provides plenty of ferocious energy and blackened prog, and as the album unfolds, reveals a new and less bombastic Cormorant. Taking Arthur’s place is newcomer Marcus Luscombe, amd with this change in line-up comes a change in writing as well, arguably looser, casual, and more open. Musically though the album is still a heavy blast of blackened prog, this time with variety to boot, as ‘Sold As A Crow’ shines with folk-like qualities, ‘Mark The Trail’ drives with an purely savage energy, and ‘Daughter Of The Void’ goes for more rabid black metal, weaving technicality in and out. It certainly still has its weird moments, and as a result, aesthetically nothing has changed for Cormorant. Whether or not fans embrace the new ideals of “Earth Diver” shouldn’t be an issue for Cormorant, as they’ve paved the way for a great and fresh new start.

Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)

"The Human Contradiction" by Delain

Pop Metal/Symphonic Metal

Released April 08th 2014

     The surge of angry e-mails I got when I ripped apart Delain’s “We Are The Others” was incredible, so with that in mind, I feel like I should start this review on a good note; if by chance you are one of the many who totally hate me, there’s a good chance you will love “The Human Contradiction”, because it is nearly identical to “We Are The Others”, to the point where I don’t see the need to even rag on it, because I feel like I already have. Tracks like ‘Stardust’ are a fluffy puke-inducing cheese train, ‘My Masquerade’ is a subtly introspective track that dares you to brace some non-existant weirdness, and ‘Lullaby’ is a cheap ballad number in every sense, no different from radio stupidity. With that said, production and song-writing are genuinely better, and the occasional use of heavier, almost guttural vocals is nice, adding contrast to the other lisped vocals that have to be dealt with. None of this ultimately changes the final product, but it does make everything slightly more bearable for those like me, who enjoy substance instead of constant pop-flavoured sparks. So yeah, as you can tell I’m still not riding the Delain train, quite proudly, as “The Human Contradiction” again opts for generic pop fare dubbed as symphonic, simply because some synths were thrown on top. Nicer synths, but synths nonetheless.

Rating: 1.5/5 (Bad)

"Temple Under Hell" by Erebus Enthroned

Black Metal

Released April 08th 2014

     With a name like that, you should be able to imagine what kind of music these guys play; black metal, with plenty of blast beats, fast riffs, and screeching vocals. Not totally out of the ordinary for sure, but its loud unmistakable presence goes a long way, pounding away and practically forcing you to give in to its madness. Vocals in particular are a huge highlight and pro, as he sounds cold, damaged, and torn, with his performance alone dominating the album. Occasional use of gothic chants is great too, and when paired with the albums drastic doomy changes, notably on ‘Void Wind’, soon “Temple Under Hell” really starts to shine. Instrumentally the album is solid as well, offering up doom-tinged black metal riffs and a stellar percussion performance to work along the cold vocals and create something dark and even ritualistic at times. “Temple Under Hell” may not the worlds most unique black metal album, but it works where and when it needs to. A solid black metal album for fans you’ve got an itch for something simpler.

Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)

"Kaptein Kaos" by Trollfest

Folk Metal/Melodic Death Metal

Released April 08th 2014

     It goes without saying Trollfest is a weird fucking band, with plenty of incredibly unorthodox instruments flying everywhere, complete with accordions, bagpipes, deep horns, etc. Normally this would sound silly in the hands of almost every other musician on the planet, but with Trollfest its different, as the natural spirit of the music is so fucking ridiculous and over-the-top. ‘Sagn Om Stein’ brings to mind a drunken circus melody, ‘Solskinnsmedisin’ plays out like a weird death metal latin music remix, and the album’s own title track reeks of polka and pure rowdy folk. Hell, ‘Kinesisk Alkymi’ manages to mix in Chinese strings and even an ehru into its music, showing a VERY shocking amount of diversity in Trollfest’s madness. Thankfully that diversity is also coupled with some fantastic instrumentation and performance, with my only real complaint being the same here as last time; I have no idea what these guys are talking about in the slightest. I’m not sure if these guys speak english, nor do I think they should have to learn, but I’d still enjoy knowing what is going on in some of these tracks. That aside “Kaptein Kaos” is a wild and rewarding album that proudly stomps borders into the ground, all in the name of stupid party music. Who could argue with that?

Rating: 4/5 (Great!)

"Argia" by Diabulus In Musica

Symphonic Metal

Released April 08th 2014

     Diabulus In Musica is admittedly not a band I’m very familiar with at all. Infact, I don’t know if I remember hearing about them till’ now, and as I’ve found out with “Argia”, there may be a reason for that. Musically they bring to mind a dumbed-down Nightwish or a generic Epica clone, with plenty of synths and electronics instead of actual strings. That alone is an incredible bummer, as some of the ‘orchestral’ arrangements are well written and would benefit immensely from a real authentic string section, and unfortunately, the other instruments such as drum and guitar don’t fare much better, doing almost nothing above the bare minimum (‘Inner Force’ in particular is a bore in the guitar-department, settling for cheap metalcore chugs). Vocally the album is alright, mostly due to the constant Tarja-worship, but the occasional hook can’t carry an album of nothing. Honestly, I don’t even blame the band. I blame the producer for making the guitars sound so flat, for making the synths abundant and as cheesy as possible, and for not pushing these guys into really doing anything. Like I said, I knew little of Diabulus In Musica before “Argia”, and if their previous work is as lazy and flat as this, thats likely not going to change anytime soon.

Rating: 1/5 (Terrible)

Bleed From Within, BabyMetal, Therapy?, Bo Ningen, Beastmilk, Trash Talk, Atari Teenage Riot, Malefice, Dregen, Canterbury, & More Added To Sonisphere 2014 Line-Up + More Bands Rumoured For Announcement; Festival Scheduled For July 04th - 06th 2014 @ Knebworth Park In Herfordshire, England

A slew of eclectic bands have been announced to join the already MASSIVE line-up at this year’s Sonisphere Festival 2014, including Bleed From Within, Trash Talk, Atari Teenage Riot, Bo Ningen, Malefice, Dregen, Canterbury, and more, including Japanese internet phenomenons BabyMetal, and a headlining slot for Therapy? on the Bohemia stage on July 06th. These bands join a massive line-up including Mastodon, Anthrax, Carcass, Slayer, and more, with Metallica, Iron Maiden, and The Prodigy all headlining. Sonisphere Festival 2014 is currently scheduled for July 04th - 06th at Knebworth Park, and with a few more names supposedly on the way, this is shaping up to a diverse, but very entertaining festival.

"Happiness Is A Smile" by The Dillinger Escape Plan

Remember when The Dillinger Escape Plan decided to be a bunch of assholes and release their new single on 7” inch vinyl and casette only, exclusively on their current tour? Well they decided to stop being assholes, and now we’ve got a studio version available online to hear and download, and then later masturbate to. "Happiness Is A Smile" is a strange track from The Dillinger Escape Plan, and not in their usual strange way; its far less frantic in structure, based more in metalcore arguably, but there’s still plenty of weird stuff going on, and this displays one of Greg Puciato’s best vocal performances to date. Unzip your pants and enjoy.

Remember, you can still pick up "Happiness Is A Smile" at any of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s upcoming North American tour dates with Shining, Trash Talk, and Retox, as well as their follow-up tour with Tera Melos and Vattnet Viskar. Oh, and pick up “One Of Us Is The Killer” while you’re at it.

LIVE IN CONCERT
Carcass w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, & Noisem
@ The Opera House (Toronto, Ontario)
April 08th 2014
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     On its 3rd run, the Decibel Magazine Tour roped in a MASSIVE line-up, celebrating the best in modern death metal with Carcass headlining on their first proper North American tour since the 90’s, with support from The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem. The night started off with Noisem playing the more traditional thrashy hybrid of death metal, in the vein of Possessed, Kreator, or early-Sepultura. Wicked nonetheless. This was my second time seeing Gorguts actually, and they fucking nailed it again, despite having a much smaller set this time around (also, met Luc Lemay, who is probably the coolest dude I’ve ever met at this point). The Black Dahlia Murder rocked with a setlist of rarities and fan favourites, and Carcass closed off the night with an incredible charisma, digging from all over their discography. I even managed to meet Sam Dunn, the guy responsible for "Metal Evolution" and the Rush & Iron Maiden documentaries, and picked up "Surgical Steel" picture disc vinyl, which was supposed to be online-exclusive, and transparent vinyl of "Ritual". The highlight of the night? Getting socked in the face by Sam Dunn when the pit got too big for anyone to handle, and people just started FLYING, therefore his arm went flying and hit straight in the nose, therefore shedding blood at a Carcass show. Fucking christ, what a night.
     Anyone else see manage to see a stop on this tour? If you haven’t already and you have the chance, fucking do it. For more photo’s you can check out my Instagram @chefstitches… but first go see Carcass and mosh C:
Zoom Info
LIVE IN CONCERT
Carcass w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, & Noisem
@ The Opera House (Toronto, Ontario)
April 08th 2014
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     On its 3rd run, the Decibel Magazine Tour roped in a MASSIVE line-up, celebrating the best in modern death metal with Carcass headlining on their first proper North American tour since the 90’s, with support from The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem. The night started off with Noisem playing the more traditional thrashy hybrid of death metal, in the vein of Possessed, Kreator, or early-Sepultura. Wicked nonetheless. This was my second time seeing Gorguts actually, and they fucking nailed it again, despite having a much smaller set this time around (also, met Luc Lemay, who is probably the coolest dude I’ve ever met at this point). The Black Dahlia Murder rocked with a setlist of rarities and fan favourites, and Carcass closed off the night with an incredible charisma, digging from all over their discography. I even managed to meet Sam Dunn, the guy responsible for "Metal Evolution" and the Rush & Iron Maiden documentaries, and picked up "Surgical Steel" picture disc vinyl, which was supposed to be online-exclusive, and transparent vinyl of "Ritual". The highlight of the night? Getting socked in the face by Sam Dunn when the pit got too big for anyone to handle, and people just started FLYING, therefore his arm went flying and hit straight in the nose, therefore shedding blood at a Carcass show. Fucking christ, what a night.
     Anyone else see manage to see a stop on this tour? If you haven’t already and you have the chance, fucking do it. For more photo’s you can check out my Instagram @chefstitches… but first go see Carcass and mosh C:
Zoom Info
LIVE IN CONCERT
Carcass w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, & Noisem
@ The Opera House (Toronto, Ontario)
April 08th 2014
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     On its 3rd run, the Decibel Magazine Tour roped in a MASSIVE line-up, celebrating the best in modern death metal with Carcass headlining on their first proper North American tour since the 90’s, with support from The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem. The night started off with Noisem playing the more traditional thrashy hybrid of death metal, in the vein of Possessed, Kreator, or early-Sepultura. Wicked nonetheless. This was my second time seeing Gorguts actually, and they fucking nailed it again, despite having a much smaller set this time around (also, met Luc Lemay, who is probably the coolest dude I’ve ever met at this point). The Black Dahlia Murder rocked with a setlist of rarities and fan favourites, and Carcass closed off the night with an incredible charisma, digging from all over their discography. I even managed to meet Sam Dunn, the guy responsible for "Metal Evolution" and the Rush & Iron Maiden documentaries, and picked up "Surgical Steel" picture disc vinyl, which was supposed to be online-exclusive, and transparent vinyl of "Ritual". The highlight of the night? Getting socked in the face by Sam Dunn when the pit got too big for anyone to handle, and people just started FLYING, therefore his arm went flying and hit straight in the nose, therefore shedding blood at a Carcass show. Fucking christ, what a night.
     Anyone else see manage to see a stop on this tour? If you haven’t already and you have the chance, fucking do it. For more photo’s you can check out my Instagram @chefstitches… but first go see Carcass and mosh C:
Zoom Info
LIVE IN CONCERT
Carcass w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, & Noisem
@ The Opera House (Toronto, Ontario)
April 08th 2014
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     On its 3rd run, the Decibel Magazine Tour roped in a MASSIVE line-up, celebrating the best in modern death metal with Carcass headlining on their first proper North American tour since the 90’s, with support from The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem. The night started off with Noisem playing the more traditional thrashy hybrid of death metal, in the vein of Possessed, Kreator, or early-Sepultura. Wicked nonetheless. This was my second time seeing Gorguts actually, and they fucking nailed it again, despite having a much smaller set this time around (also, met Luc Lemay, who is probably the coolest dude I’ve ever met at this point). The Black Dahlia Murder rocked with a setlist of rarities and fan favourites, and Carcass closed off the night with an incredible charisma, digging from all over their discography. I even managed to meet Sam Dunn, the guy responsible for "Metal Evolution" and the Rush & Iron Maiden documentaries, and picked up "Surgical Steel" picture disc vinyl, which was supposed to be online-exclusive, and transparent vinyl of "Ritual". The highlight of the night? Getting socked in the face by Sam Dunn when the pit got too big for anyone to handle, and people just started FLYING, therefore his arm went flying and hit straight in the nose, therefore shedding blood at a Carcass show. Fucking christ, what a night.
     Anyone else see manage to see a stop on this tour? If you haven’t already and you have the chance, fucking do it. For more photo’s you can check out my Instagram @chefstitches… but first go see Carcass and mosh C:
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LIVE IN CONCERT
Carcass w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, & Noisem
@ The Opera House (Toronto, Ontario)
April 08th 2014
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     On its 3rd run, the Decibel Magazine Tour roped in a MASSIVE line-up, celebrating the best in modern death metal with Carcass headlining on their first proper North American tour since the 90’s, with support from The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem. The night started off with Noisem playing the more traditional thrashy hybrid of death metal, in the vein of Possessed, Kreator, or early-Sepultura. Wicked nonetheless. This was my second time seeing Gorguts actually, and they fucking nailed it again, despite having a much smaller set this time around (also, met Luc Lemay, who is probably the coolest dude I’ve ever met at this point). The Black Dahlia Murder rocked with a setlist of rarities and fan favourites, and Carcass closed off the night with an incredible charisma, digging from all over their discography. I even managed to meet Sam Dunn, the guy responsible for "Metal Evolution" and the Rush & Iron Maiden documentaries, and picked up "Surgical Steel" picture disc vinyl, which was supposed to be online-exclusive, and transparent vinyl of "Ritual". The highlight of the night? Getting socked in the face by Sam Dunn when the pit got too big for anyone to handle, and people just started FLYING, therefore his arm went flying and hit straight in the nose, therefore shedding blood at a Carcass show. Fucking christ, what a night.
     Anyone else see manage to see a stop on this tour? If you haven’t already and you have the chance, fucking do it. For more photo’s you can check out my Instagram @chefstitches… but first go see Carcass and mosh C:
Zoom Info
LIVE IN CONCERT
Carcass w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, & Noisem
@ The Opera House (Toronto, Ontario)
April 08th 2014
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     On its 3rd run, the Decibel Magazine Tour roped in a MASSIVE line-up, celebrating the best in modern death metal with Carcass headlining on their first proper North American tour since the 90’s, with support from The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem. The night started off with Noisem playing the more traditional thrashy hybrid of death metal, in the vein of Possessed, Kreator, or early-Sepultura. Wicked nonetheless. This was my second time seeing Gorguts actually, and they fucking nailed it again, despite having a much smaller set this time around (also, met Luc Lemay, who is probably the coolest dude I’ve ever met at this point). The Black Dahlia Murder rocked with a setlist of rarities and fan favourites, and Carcass closed off the night with an incredible charisma, digging from all over their discography. I even managed to meet Sam Dunn, the guy responsible for "Metal Evolution" and the Rush & Iron Maiden documentaries, and picked up "Surgical Steel" picture disc vinyl, which was supposed to be online-exclusive, and transparent vinyl of "Ritual". The highlight of the night? Getting socked in the face by Sam Dunn when the pit got too big for anyone to handle, and people just started FLYING, therefore his arm went flying and hit straight in the nose, therefore shedding blood at a Carcass show. Fucking christ, what a night.
     Anyone else see manage to see a stop on this tour? If you haven’t already and you have the chance, fucking do it. For more photo’s you can check out my Instagram @chefstitches… but first go see Carcass and mosh C:
Zoom Info
LIVE IN CONCERT
Carcass w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, & Noisem
@ The Opera House (Toronto, Ontario)
April 08th 2014
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     On its 3rd run, the Decibel Magazine Tour roped in a MASSIVE line-up, celebrating the best in modern death metal with Carcass headlining on their first proper North American tour since the 90’s, with support from The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem. The night started off with Noisem playing the more traditional thrashy hybrid of death metal, in the vein of Possessed, Kreator, or early-Sepultura. Wicked nonetheless. This was my second time seeing Gorguts actually, and they fucking nailed it again, despite having a much smaller set this time around (also, met Luc Lemay, who is probably the coolest dude I’ve ever met at this point). The Black Dahlia Murder rocked with a setlist of rarities and fan favourites, and Carcass closed off the night with an incredible charisma, digging from all over their discography. I even managed to meet Sam Dunn, the guy responsible for "Metal Evolution" and the Rush & Iron Maiden documentaries, and picked up "Surgical Steel" picture disc vinyl, which was supposed to be online-exclusive, and transparent vinyl of "Ritual". The highlight of the night? Getting socked in the face by Sam Dunn when the pit got too big for anyone to handle, and people just started FLYING, therefore his arm went flying and hit straight in the nose, therefore shedding blood at a Carcass show. Fucking christ, what a night.
     Anyone else see manage to see a stop on this tour? If you haven’t already and you have the chance, fucking do it. For more photo’s you can check out my Instagram @chefstitches… but first go see Carcass and mosh C:
Zoom Info

LIVE IN CONCERT

Carcass w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, & Noisem

@ The Opera House (Toronto, Ontario)

April 08th 2014

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     On its 3rd run, the Decibel Magazine Tour roped in a MASSIVE line-up, celebrating the best in modern death metal with Carcass headlining on their first proper North American tour since the 90’s, with support from The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem. The night started off with Noisem playing the more traditional thrashy hybrid of death metal, in the vein of Possessed, Kreator, or early-Sepultura. Wicked nonetheless. This was my second time seeing Gorguts actually, and they fucking nailed it again, despite having a much smaller set this time around (also, met Luc Lemay, who is probably the coolest dude I’ve ever met at this point). The Black Dahlia Murder rocked with a setlist of rarities and fan favourites, and Carcass closed off the night with an incredible charisma, digging from all over their discography. I even managed to meet Sam Dunn, the guy responsible for "Metal Evolution" and the Rush & Iron Maiden documentaries, and picked up "Surgical Steel" picture disc vinyl, which was supposed to be online-exclusive, and transparent vinyl of "Ritual". The highlight of the night? Getting socked in the face by Sam Dunn when the pit got too big for anyone to handle, and people just started FLYING, therefore his arm went flying and hit straight in the nose, therefore shedding blood at a Carcass show. Fucking christ, what a night.

     Anyone else see manage to see a stop on this tour? If you haven’t already and you have the chance, fucking do it. For more photo’s you can check out my Instagram @chefstitches… but first go see Carcass and mosh C:

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Why Does MAX CAVALERA Talking About American Culture Amuse Me So Much?
"A lot of stuff in America is cool, like water parks and [Las] Vegas. Vegas is so crazy and wild. It’s a beautiful country, it really is."

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Probably because its Max Cavalera, and he is a strange and silly man.
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metalinjection:

Why Does MAX CAVALERA Talking About American Culture Amuse Me So Much?

"A lot of stuff in America is cool, like water parks and [Las] Vegas. Vegas is so crazy and wild. It’s a beautiful country, it really is."

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Probably because its Max Cavalera, and he is a strange and silly man.

Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Carcass, Volbeat, Killswitch Engage, Bring Me The Horizon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Karnivool & More Nominated For Awards @ MetalHammer UK's Golden Gods Awards 2014 + Ceremony To Be Hosted By Steel Panther; Ceremony Scheduled For June 16th 2014 In London, England @ London Indigo2 + Online Voting Open Now

The nominee’s for the majority of categories at the MetalHammer UK Golden Gods 2014 awards have been unveiled, with nominations from an eclectic mix of metal’s biggest of the past year, including spotlights for Iron Maiden, Carcass, Volbeat, Avenged Sevenfold, Animals As Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi, Bring Me The Horizon, Savage Messiah, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and many more, with the whole ceremony to be hosted by U.S. glam metal jokesters Steel Panther. Voting is open now at http://goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk/vote, and the ceremony is scheduled for June 16th at the London Indigo2 in London, England. Best of luck to all the bands nominated!

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