News of the week – Thrash Country music and a Tori Amos cover

Now streaming

My band, Arms of Ra, is streaming a new song from our upcoming EP called Cure. The EP is on pre-order and will be out on 1st February.

Power violence up and comers Sex Prisoner have released a new song from their upcoming album called Tannhauser gate. It will be out via RSR in Europe and Deep Six Records in North America.

Magrudergrind is streaming a new song from II, scheduled for 12th February.

Rotten Sound is streaming a new song from the album Abuse to suffer scheduled for 18th March via Season of Mist but I found it a bit disappointing. You will be the judge.

UK Hardcore band Higher Power is streaming two new songs from their upcoming LP. The songs will first be available on tape sold at their shows.

A new God’s Hate song featuring Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues) is streaming. Mass murder will be out on 5th February via Closed Casket Activities.

Another new song from Black Cobra (Cavity) is streaming. Imperium simulacra will be come out on 26th February via Season of Mist.

Hollow Earth goes postcore on their new song from the EP Parting remains and the result is pretty good. Good Fight will release the album on 29th January.

Publicist UK (Revocation, Burnt by the Sun…) is streaming their cover of Tori Amos via Decibel Magazine. The song will be available on a flexy sold with the next edition of the magazine.

A new song from Fleshgod Apocalypse is streaming. King will be out on 5th February via Nuclear Blast.

Recommended by Starkweather, Pogavranjen has a new song streaming from Jedva Čekam Da Nikad Ne Umrem (Looking Forward To Never Die) for fans of progressive black metal.

All the collaborations

UXO, Chris Spencer (Unsane) and Steve Austin (Today is the Day)’s band is streaming another song via The PRP. The self-titled album will be out on 29th January via Reptilian Records.

Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Rival Schools, Gorilla Biscuit) has a new band called Dead Heavens with some ex. White Zombie, Youth of Today and and current Cults. The first song is streaming via Noisey while the first 7″ will be out on 12th February via Thrill Me Records.

Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried at Sea) have a new project together called Mirrors for Psychic Warfare. The debut EP will be released in Spring via Neurot Recordings.

Les Claypool (Primus) and Sean Lennon have collaborated on a new project called The Claypool Lennon Delirium and a song is streaming.

Mike Patton (Faith no More, Mr Bungle)’s new band, Nevermen, will members of TV on the Radio and DoseOne have a new song streaming. The self-titled album will come out on 29th February via Ipecac.

Boris and Merzbow have teamed up for a new release called Gensho. The two CD/4 LP album is composed of percussion less reinventions of old Boris songs by the band new compositions by Merzbow. Both side are meant to be played together at the same time. Relapse will release the lot on 18th March.

Now recording

Ion Dissonance are recording their new album and excepting to release it this year. It will be their first in six years. For the ones who forget how great these Canadians are, here is a little reminder.

Weekend Nachos have started recording their final album titled Apology.

Skeletonwitch are also recording their new album.

Junius are also in the studio as well as Kvelertak.

Hooded Menace are recording material for a split with Algoma.

Full albums

Terrible Love (Funeral for a Friend, Bastions…)’s first EP, Change nothing, is streaming on Bandcamp and can be downloaded on Pay as you want.

Agoraphobic Nosebleed‘s new EP, Arc, is streaming in full via Noisey.

Some grindcore from Teething and Feastem whose split EP is streaming via Decibel.

Abbath‘s self titled album is streaming in full.

In other news

According to Stephen Carpenter of the Deftones, their new album should be out on 7th April and be called Gore.

Repress of Pig Destroyer‘s Terrifyer and Phantom limb will come out via Relapse on 12th February including japanese bonus tracks.

Live shows

Last week was the week of the reunion. No less than three bands announced their comeback with some intentions of recording new material. The culprit are At the Drive-In who will tour Europe in March, Despised Icon (whose return I have covered with 10 reasons to rejoice) and will be touring with… Emmure, and finally grindcore legends Insect Warfare who will play at the Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic.

If you’ve managed to miss Turnstile last year, even though they played mostly everywhere, here is a live video to catch up with the insanity.

The original line up of Arch Enemy has reformed under the name Black Earth and will play several shows… in Japan. Hopefully, the event will be successful enough for it to tour elsewhere as I am quite interested in seeing this version of Arch Enemy live rather than the current one (or the one before, for that matter).

Speaking of shows that are not happening in Europe, Snapcase will celebrate their 25th anniversary in their home town of Buffalo by playing a show with Grade and Endpoint. It will be just like old time, except that everybody on stage, and in the room, will be much older. Nobody is getting younger in this scene.

Here is the full line up of shows for Full of Hell and The Body‘s European tour.

Mgla, Aosoth (Antaeus) and Deus Mortem will be touring in Europe in March.

Ministry and DevilDriver (Coal Chamber) will tour the UK together in August.

Music videos

The new animated video from Megadeth is here but beware of the annoying, and unskippable, commercial at the beginning.

Speaking of animation, Decapitated has a new video too.

Killing Joke has also a new video and, guess what, it’s also animated!

Capsize has a new music video but it’s just them performing live.


Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park, Fort Minor) has remixed a song from the collaboration between rappers Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman. The original song sampled the Linkin Park song One step closer and is streaming below too.

Oh my god, why?!

Electra Mustaine, daughter of Dave « Megadeth » Mustaine, is starting a career in country music and has managed to get herself a reality TV show. So, if you’ve ever wondered how many times does Dave Mustaine mention Metallica per day, you just got a chance to found out. In the meantime, you can watch a music video of Electra Mustaine‘s Country cover of a Megadeth song via Rolling Stone.

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