Torche’s Ep ‘In Return’ with artwork by John Dyer Bailey. Released September 18 2007 on Robotic Empire.
Electric Wizard’s ‘We Live’ this week and features some awesome tunes and artwork to match. This album made a big statement musically, I think the art compliments it well, but unfortunately my photos don’t. Released June 2004, Rise Above Records. Art by Tony R. meanspirit.com.
Swedish Death Metal band Bloodbath, with production done by the legendary Dan Swano and fetuaring some pretty big names Resurrection Through Carnage was released deep in the winter of 2002, my favourite part is the completely blackened CD. Photos by Bloodbath, digital make-up and design by Travis Smith at seempieces.com.
Elder’s most excellent limited edition 12″ EP is currently streaming on The Obelisk. Spires Burn/Release is the follow up to thier 2011 LP Dead Roots Stirring and sees the band developing some new aspects of their sound, eg clean vocal harmonies, without compromising the crushing riffage. Continue reading →
On June 3rd, self proclaimed ‘Ithyphallic’ metal legends Nile released their seventh studio album ‘At The Gates Of Sethu’. A band requiring little introduction, Nile have been pioneers of seriously evil technical death metal since their 1993 inception in Greenville, South Carolina. Several line-up changes have resulted in the current trio of Karl Sanders (guitar, vocals, bass), Dallas Toler-Wade (guitars, vocals) and George Kollias (drums, general percussion), three blackened souls infused with the spirit of the Egyptian demon of death dealing seriously face-melting riffage over relentlessly pounding blast beats.
Anyone going to be at the gig in London’s Barfly on Thursday? Look out for the AdrenoBarins, who will be plying unsuspecting metallers with business cards and general rambling incoherence!
The last of the original thirteen American colonies to become officially part of the USA, Georgia used to famous only for its peaches and peanuts but since the turn of century has begun kicking out some of the most talented and innovative metal bands on the scene today. Georgia is the home of southern rock and blues tinged Sludge, a particular subgenre style that has risen from obscurity into the alternative mainstream with the rise and rise of bands such as Baroness and Mastodon.
This southern groove resonates particularly strongly with the metalreceptors deep in the AdrenoCraniums of this site, and to break the tension caused by all the excitement and suspense surrounding the upcoming Baroness release we’ve been delving deeper into some of their contemporaries and come across some interesting fellows by the name of Light Pupil Dilate.
Ever since the first listen of Red, followed by a little look back at the EPs and a highly anticipated wait for Blue back in 2009, Baroness have since been capturing your humble narrators’ imaginations. It is no surprise that with such strong tunes, vivid imagery and a set of colour coded albums based on varying themes that the fascination only grew.