Florida-based metalcore/metallic hardcore outfit Forty Winters have premiered the official video for their track, “Snuff out the Light”, over at Revolver. The brooding and bruising tune, which appears on the group’s newly released Rotting Empire LP, is set to a gritty performance video directed by the Cuartas Brothers. Vocalist Xavier Vicuna comments:
“‘Snuff’ was filmed and directed by the Cuartas brothers, the same dudes who brought you the ‘Isolate’ video. We just felt comfortable going back to them, especially with a more intense location set in place. We wanted to go for a darker and more horror vibe. The brothers really brought our ideas to life. The song is about alcohol abuse, buried under a plethora of metaphors.”
Check out the video after the break
Photo by Selin Bilgin
New Jersey post-hardcore/metalcore outfit Robots and Monsters have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Nothing to Fear Nothing to Fight, over at New Noise. Titled “Signing Off”, the new track is composed of triumphant melodic buildups and explosions of hardcore grit and groove. The track closes out the EP which follows a concept about battling your own mind, as the band explains:
“By the end of his journey, our anti-hero takes full ownership of his thoughts. In ‘Signing Off,’ we find him embracing the dread, the sadness. He yearns for peace, to ‘leave it all behind.’ Whether that means a physical end or a symbolic end to this internal suffering is up to the listener to decide.”
Stream the track after the break.
Nothing to Fear Nothing to Fight will be released on September 2.
Oakland-based black metal outfit Void Omnia (ex-Apocryphon, ex-Mutilation Rites, et al) have released their debut full-length album, Dying Light. The record is out now via Vendetta Records in digital and CD formats (vinyl pressing coming soon), and can be purchased here and here. The record features five blistering cold tracks that purvey a style of black metal that is well versed in the ways of its Scandinavian forefathers, while also leaving room for its own cosmic exploration. Stream the album after the break.
North Carolina experimental entity Horseback has premiered a new track from its upcoming album, Dead Ringers, over at Self-Titled Magazine. Titled “In Another Time, In and Out of Form”, the new hypnotic six-minute jam revolves around driving, cyclical guitar riffs and infectious, subtle psychedelic atmospheres and keys. Horseback mastermind Jenks Miller comments:
“‘In And Out Of Form’ is built on traditional ‘rock band’ instrumentation, and it’s the only track on Dead Ringers with its basic tracks recorded live. The other musicians featured on this one — John Crouch (drums), Nick Petersen (bass), and Rich James (rhythm guitar) — also appeared on Half Blood (2012) and Piedmont Apocrypha (2014).”
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Dead Ringers will be released on August 12 via Relapse Records. Pre-order here.
Hooded splatterthrashers Ghoul have premiered their forthcoming album, Dungeon Bastards, over at Metal Sucks. The record will officially be released Friday, July 29, via Tankcrimes Records and can be purchased here. Dungeon Bastards is yet another infectious hybrid of hardcore, thrash and death metal from the Creepsylvanian favorites. Check it out now.
The band’s remaining tour dates can be seen below.
Kentucky death metallers Abominant have premiered their forthcoming full-length, Napalm Reign, over at New Noise. The album will officially be out this Friday, July 29, via Deathgasm Records and can be purchased here. Bassist Mike May commented on the new effort:
“Abominant is super excited about the release of our eleventh studio album. We think it’s our most destructive and infernal release to date and we hope it brings anyone who hears it the urge to drink a few beers and bang your head extra fast while you play it at full volume, the way it was meant to be heard. Metal Above All!”
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