Man, there are two things I really love. One of them is Krallice. The other one is being surprised about a new Krallice album springing up out of nowhere. This is a thing that happened today! I was super stoked that we were getting new Krallice and the album is phenomenal. You can stream the whole thing and purchase it after the jump. GET SOME. Continue reading
Fans of complex heavy forms of music all know the name “Colin Marston”. The man is featured in lots of jaw-dropping musical acts such as Behold the Arctopus, Krallice, Dysrhythmia and even Gorguts. Three of his bands released new material this year and I recently caught up with Mr. Marston to shed some light on said material. In this interview we discussed Behold the Arctopus, his involvement in Gorguts, his studio ventures and a lot more. There’s even a “your mom” joke in there!
Yes. Stop whatever the fuck you are doing for an important announcement: American black metal entity Krallice have unleashed their new album Years Past Matter upon the world. As a huge Krallice fan, I wasn’t worried about this album being a disappointment and it definitely isn’t. It’s crushing, cascading black metal at it’s finest. It’s fucking spectacular. Stream the album below and blast it to the heavens!
Krallice have greatly impressed me by constantly putting out killer tunes throughout their career. There is no end to my amazement at how consistent Krallice albums are. They start off great and continue on to become amazing feats of black metal integrity. So is the case for the new track the band has released titled “IIIIIIII.” I have to agree with MetalSucks in that Krallice have never done anything to “normal standards” so them calling a song “IIIIIIII” instead of “8” or “VIII” is beyond me, but I am sure the symbology makes perfect sense to them. Check out the track below and leave some feedback in the comments section.
Years Past Matter will be released on August 25th.
Krallice has just released the above information via their Facebook page. In case the image doesn’t show up, here the text of the message:
We have finished our fourth album, “Years Past Matter” and will self-release CD and digital formats in late August. Vinyl on Gilead Media shortly thereafter.
Well, this is some exciting news for fans of Krallice and their brand of black metal in general. The band released not only their third full-length album last year but also an EP of Orphan cover songs and an exclusive Rorschach cover for Decibel Magazine’s Flexidisc series. So, the band has kept themselves busy recording-wise. We all knew it was only a matter of time before they spat out their next LP, which will apparently be out next month. I am very excite for the released of Years Past Matter as I am a long-standing Krallice fan. This album is sure not to disappoint. Stream the band’s last LP Diotima below to get you excited. Enjoy and you’re welcome for the news.
American black metal act The Howling Wind have been in the studio working on their new album Of Babalon. The album is being recorded by Colin Marston (Krallice, Behold… The Arctopus) at The Thousand Caves and, just by the clips I’ve heard in the video, the bands new music is sounding great. I cannot wait to get my paws on this slab of black filth. Check out the video below and view a photo gallery here. No release date has been set for the album yet.
Sailors With Wax Wings emerged on the scene in 2009, based in Denton, Texas. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t get into the band until a few months ago. I didn’t think much of the band when they released their self-titled record last year. However, when I found myself listening to it for the first time this year, I couldn’t believe how captivating and mesmerizing this music is. Post-rock at it’s finest with R. Loren at the helm and featuring the great Colin Marston (Krallice, Behold… The Arctopus, Gorguts). I haven’t stopped listening to this masterpiece of an album since the day I came across it. It’s sooo good. If you haven’t already, get into this band. You won’t be sorry. Hopefully we’ll get new material from the Sailors With Wax Wings camp soon. It is all of these reasons that I give this weeks Album Of The Week to Sailors With Wax Wings. Hoorah. This band is mind-expanding. Stream the entire album below.
No particular order. -Bobby
Trap Them – Darker Handcraft
Maruta – Forward Into Regression
Rotten Sound – Cursed
Toxic Holocaust – Conjure and Command
Weekend Nachos – Worthless
Wormrot – Dirge
Exhumed – All Guts,No Glory
Elitist – Fear In A Handful Of Dust
Owen Hart – Earth Control
Scourge Schematic – Life Savings.
Brutal Truth – End Time
Weedeater – Jason…The Dragon
Big Business – Quadruple Single [ep]
Scourge Schematic – Life Savings
Noisear – Subvert The Dominant Paradigm
I was fortunate enough to see/will be seeing all of these bands live this year (excluding 2, 6, 7, 14, 15 & 20), and all of these live performances blew my mind.
Haters gonna hate. – Maclyn
23. Thomas Giles – Pulse
22. Touché Amoré -Parting The Sea Between The Brightness and Me
21. Russian Circles – Empros
20. Rotten Sound – Cursed
19. Skeletonwitch – Forever Abomination
18. Textures – Dualism
17. Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn of Events
16. Scale The Summit – The Collective
15. East of The Wall – The Apologist
14. Meek is Murder – Algorithms
13. All Pigs Must Die – God Is War
12. Animals As Leaders –Weightless
11. Amon Amarth -Surtur Rising
Fuck yes! Here’s my top 10 for 2011. -Aaron
10. False – False
9. Liturgy – Aesthetica
8. Esoteric – Paragon of Dissonance
7. Mournful Congregation – The Book of Kings
6. Ash Borer – Ash Borer
5. Beneath Oblivion – From Man to Dust / Glorior Belli – The Great Southern Darkness
4. Loss – Despond / Taake – Noregs Vaapen
3. Krallice – Diotima
2. Blut Aus Nord – 777 Sect(S)
Well, it’s that time again. Time for year-end lists. Last year I my list was kinda iffy around this time because I just started reviewing albums in September. This time around I have had an entire year to listen to, review and enjoy a shit-ton of records. God knows how many albums I’ve reviewed this year and I honestly don’t feel like counting them all. I know it’s a lot. On top of that, I’ve probably listened to and enjoyed twice as many albums as I reviewed, if not more. I managed to narrow my original list of 50 albums down to 22, that the best I could do. I absolutely love all of these albums and it was a privilege to listen to them and make friends with a lot of these bands.
Of course, as always there are albums that didn’t make my list because I didn’t get a chance to enjoy the albums. Some of those albums are new releases from Burzum, Raspberry Bulbs, Batillus, Full Of Hell, Entrails, Fuck The Facts and Ptahil as well as many, many more. Most of the albums that I didn’t get to include were not included because I didn’t get to give them a thorough listen. I regret this because I know a lot of these albums would be fucking amazing. I guess it’s time to get to the list, huh? This list includes signed as well as independent bands because I see no reason to exclude a band because they lack the support of a major label. A lot of these bands seem far superior to signed ones, so lets just see who ranked where, shall we? [Continue…]
Welcome to an all new edition of Black Metal Sunday. As always, my posts today will be dedicated to my favorite genre of music, black metal and all of my posts will go towards that. We will start today off with the Black Metal Sunday playlist (as always) before moving on to the news and other shit. This morning, I was in the mood to listen to Krallice, so that is what we will be hearing. Also, don’t forget to download Krallice’s latest EP Orphan of Sickness here if you haven’t already. Enjoy.
~R. Gnarly Doom Occvlta//#BlackMetalSunday
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.
You know those magical moments on tour that fanboys would cream their pants if they ever got a chance to see? While here is one of them. On Noisear’s recent tour, the bands lead guitarist Dorian Rainwater had a little jam session with Collin Masterson (Krallice, Behold The Arctopus, Gorguts, Dysrhythmia) and thankfully someone was there to film it.
The first few minutes are Dorian dicking around on guitar while Collin sets up his Warr guitar, so fast forward to the five minute mark if you wanna get straight to the jam sesh. I don’t know about you guys but I would love to hear a recorded collabo between the two of them. Continue below to catch part two.
P.S. how the fuck can that dude sleep through that shit?
— Josh Huddleston
My writers and I have been posting out favorite albums of 2011 so far, so I thought I would do something special and post about my favorite black metal albums of 2011 so far. There are still a lot of albums yet to come out or that I haven’t gotten to hear just yet. Some of my favorites have been…
Lake of Blood – As Time and Tide Erodes Stone
You all know my obvious love to Lake of Blood. Not only are they homies, they are a fucking phenomenal band. Easily one of the, if not the, best album of the year. The only thing keeping me from saying that flat out is because we have quite a few months before the end of the year. I am positive, however that this album will remain very, very high on my list. [Continue Reading]