Sunday, February 6, 2011

Lazarus A.D. Doesn't Disappoint with Sophomore Effort

Lazarus A.D.'s second album, Black Rivers Flow, hit stores this week, and it was worth the wait. Lazarus A.D. managed to strike the perfect balance between retaining their original sound while still expanding into new territory. The opening track, American Dreams, has a swelling intro that builds into a gain-soaked high-speed riff and eventually reaches the main rhythm section before the vocals come growling in. It's a solid high-energy start to what is a high-energy album. Some of the stand-out tracks include the title track, Black Rivers Flow, as well as Through Your Eyes and Eternal Vengeance. Since its debut, I've given it no less than 10 spins and it gets better with each listten. There's plenty to like, and Lazarus A.D. proved that they aren't a one-album outfit. Mosh Pit Diaries will pay close attention to this boys, as they'll likely find more success if they continue to out out ripping albums such as Black Rivers Flow.

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Artwork Unveiled for DevilDriver's Beast

DevilDriver has a proven track record for NOT putting much thought into their album artwork. And I'm ok with this. Over at horror web zine Bloody-Disgusting, DevilDriver's upcoming album art for "Beast" was unveiled (below) and I gotta say, it's still kinda "meh." Some of the comments on B-D say that it looks like artwork for an EP or a single. I agree. Again, not necessarily a bad thing. DevilDriver wants its fans to celebrate its music in the pit, not online or behind some fancy-schmancy artwork. What do you think?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Free Extreme Stage Diving App: Sa-weet!

Ever dream of being a bouncer at a metal show? If so, your dream has just turned into reality. Grab your iPhone or iPod Touch and download the Extreme Stage Diving app for free from the iTunes App Store at:
Play along to a killer soundtrack of thrash, death and heavy metal as you throw a pesky stage diver off a festival stage and into the crowd. Throw the stage diver as far as you can and try to get a high score on the global leaderboards! Watch out for objects such as bottles, merch stands and of course the dreaded port-a-loo!

And unlike most apps, Extreme Stage Diving features full songs instead of just clips! And not just one or two, but TEN ripping, full-length tracks! Play along to:

Evile - Thrasher
At The Gates - Suicide Nation
Bonded By Blood - Prison Planet
White Wizzard - Over the Top
Oceano - District of Misery
The Haunted - The World Burns
Wormrot - Born Stupid
Decapitated - Spheres of Madness
Deicide - Homage For Satan
Brutal Truth - Walking Corpse

Earache Extreme Stage Diving features a fully integrated music player, so you can play along to the tunes you want, when you want. The game also features a secret, unlockable track which can only be found in this app!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Metal Survival Kit? 'Bout Time!

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season for that special headbanger in your life? Well look no further because the Metal Survival Kit from Earache Records is ready to order. Here's the lowdown from Earache:

Featuring 3 CDs and a DVD, covering the best and most vital of Earache's last 20 years, this box also includes a woven patch, a keychain, a sticker sheet and earplugs. This box set is selling well, but it is not available in stores across America! This box is a European exclusive, and is shipping from Europe right to your door step for no extra cost!

Check out the video below to get an even better idea of what this killer kit is all about. if you like what you see, head on over to the Earache store and pick one up.

Slayer Nabs 5th Grammy Nod

In addition to the early Christmas present/killer light show in the previous post below, here's some more great Slayer news:

The harrowing "end of the world" song, "World Painted Blood," the title track from Slayer's most recent release, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of "Best Metal Performance." This is the band's fifth Grammy nod, with the band having taken home the prize twice, first for "Eyes of the Insane" in 2006, and then again with "Final Six" in 2007, both in the "Best Metal Performance" category.

Congrats to the mighty Slayer. Continuing banging thy head, boys.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reign In Blood Christmas Lights

Goatwhore Tears Up Splatterhouse Soundtrack

Goatwhore's Apocalyptic Havoc has been confirmed for the soundtrack for upcoming Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game, SPLATTERHOUSE. The entire soundtrack consists of some of the best metal that's out today and fits perfectly with the game's over-the-top violent imagery. Fans can check out SPLATTERHOUSE trailers, Goatwhore tour dates, videos and order the game right HERE!

The SPLATTERHOUSE in game soundtrack includes:

Goatwhore – "Apocalyptic Havoc"
The Accused – "Pounding Nails"
ASG – "Dream Song"
Cavalera Conspiracy – "Must Kill"
Five Finger Death Punch – "Dying Breed"
The Haunted – "Hollow Ground"
High On Fire - "Fire, Flood & Plague"
Invisible Enemies – "Dead Eyes"
Lamb of God – "Walk With Me in Hell"
Mastodon – "Blood and Thunder"
Municipal Waste – "Rigorous Vengeance"
Mutant Supremacy – "Morbid Dismemberment"
Terrorizer – "Dead Shall Rise"
WolfShirt – "Headlong Into Monsters"

Goatwhore's Apocalyptic Havoc video recently appeared in an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC in a segment about extreme metal-inspired artist, Buff Monster. The segment can be seen on now HERE. And make sure not miss Goatwhore on tour this Fall with Watain and Black Anvil!

Goatwhore's Carving Out The Eyes Of God is out NOW and is their most critically acclaimed album to date.

"The band's tightest, most guitar-driven offering to date. An unholy smorgasbord of rigid tempo shifts, gargantuan hooks, blasting black mass anthems, and Falgoust's soot and venom snarl" Decibel Magazine

"Their most varied record to date. Songs sear with an old-school, punk propelled urgency that comes from years of Motörhead, Venom, and Hellhammer worship." Revolver Magazine

"Like a modern day, roid injected sword fight between Celtic Frost and Venom…a must have for anyone who has every raised a set of horns." Outburn Magazine

"Falgoust is a master at rabid, feral poetry, penning apocalyptic manifestos rich in detail and rhythm, but doesn't permit his voice to overtake the music." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tour w/ Watain and Black Anvil
11/22 Dallas, TX The Loft
11/23 Austin, TX Emo's
11/24 Houston, TX Numbers
11/26 Metairie, LA The Bar
11/27 Orlando, FL Back Booth
11/29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/30 Baltimore, MD Sonar
12/01 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
12/02 New York, NY Santos Party House
12/03 Montreal, QB Les Foufounes Electriques
12/04 Toronto, ON The Opera House

Lamb of God

Lamb of God
Killer Show!