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Just calling The Contagion In Nine Steps black metal or doom metal just doesn’t seem to cut it. To try to define exactly what this album is trying to sound like is going to be trying. Lychgate’s new full length album is a monstrous rendition of symphonic chemistry, funeral doom, gothic doom, progressive instrumentation, death metal growling, harmonious choir singing….this album is truly cinematic in it’s execution and delivery. The Contagion In Nine Steps is unlike anything I’ve heard before and I welcome it’s creativity and unique writings.
Tech metal trio Behold the Arctopus have announced a new string of West Coast tour dates in support of their 2016 release, Cognitive Emancipation. Dubbed the “Shred West Tour”, the trek will commence on June 1 in Los Angeles and will conclude on June 9 in San Diego. Check out the full tour schedule after the break along with a stream of their last record. Continue Reading
Portuguese grinders Axia (The Ominous Circle, Colosso, etc) have premiered their forthcoming full-length debut, Pulverizer, via Metal Injection. The album will officially be released this Friday, April 27, via Selfmadegod and can be purchased here. Fans of Nasum and the like will want to dive into this 21-track grindcore bombardment. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
Pennsylvania sludge/grind outfit Secret Cutter have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album. The forthcoming record, which follows their 2014 self-titled debut, will be titled Quantum Eraser and will be released on July 6 via Deathwish Inc (North America) and Holy Roar Records (Europe). The record was recorded by drummer Jared Stimpfl at Captured Recordings Studio (Jesus Piece, Ultra Mantis Black), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Obituary), and will feature 11 new tracks.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found below along with a stream of the self-titled debut. Continue Reading