Archive for October, 2017

VIDEO PREMIERE: Cursed Sun – Primordial Chaos

VIDEO PREMIERE: Cursed Sun – Primordial Chaos



We are very proud to be the chosen media source to Premier Cursed Sun’s new video ‘Primordial Chaos’ which is taken from their 2017 EP ‘The Amygdala’.

The band are close to celebrating their tenth anniversary so a true honour for us to have this opportunity for a now legendary band in regards to the scene in Northern Ireland. 

Video created by ‘Generation Alien Media’ who have done a great job here! 

The band are set to celebrate their tenth anniversary in the Limelight, Belfast on November 25th. A Cursed Decade! 

Now! Darkness Will Fall !!





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Curse The Fall Release New Album ‘SYMBIOSIS’ Via Fine Legion Records On November 21st



Some bands can channel their anger and aggression into a devastating onslaught of metallic power. Some bands can entwine the scars that life has given them in melancholy melody and speak to the shared experiences of listeners. Some bands can impress with a sweetly crafted solo or finely structured songs. And some, rare bands, can bind all those things together into one sonic structure of power, emotion, melody and skill. On November 21st Oklahoma City’s Curse The Fall will release their new EP, Symbiosis and show the world that they are one of those bands that have it all…

Curse The Fall formed in 2013, a gathering together of musicians who had cut their teeth in numerous local bands and shared the drive and ambition to take things to the next level; the desire to create music that would speak to metal fans around the globe with its passion and honesty. The debut album, Aphelion, was released on Final Legion Records in the summer of 2016 and the word began to spread. Major magazines like Powerplay in the UK took notice and Curse The Fall were soon playing live with international acts like Soil, Dope, Drowning Pool and many more. Yet in truth Aphelion merely hinted at what the band could achieve.

Now the hard work in the rehearsal room and on the stage has borne fruit; with the release of Symbiosis the world can really hear all that Curse The Fall have to offer. Mixed and mastered by Eric Greedy, who has previously worked with everyone from Fates Warning, Kingdom Come and Smashing Pumpkins to Body Count, Fu Manchu and Vince Neil, Symbiosis is the real deal in every respect. ‘Race’ is an explosion of rage and adrenalin, ‘Dirt Road’ is open wounds and candour, ‘Over Time’ a monumental, emotional journey…there is an incredible amount to explore and experience throughout this EP, into which the band have poured so much.

Symbiosis is a gigantic step forward for Curse The Fall, but more than that it is a record that captures the blood, sweat, tears and soul of a genuine, talented band – and that is what metal music is all about.


We were sent on the album by Imperative PR and after a few listens I’m a fan of this album. It’s a strange one at first as there’s so many styles on here. It starts off with an atmospheric electronic musical intro and then kicks off with quite a heavy song aka ‘Race’ which very much reminds me of 36 Crazyfists. The track is available online so we’ll post it here for you to check out. 

Track three ‘Seasons’ is also a previously released track so we’ll also link it here. ‘Over Time’ follows the albums sonic path and the albums penultimate track ‘Dirt Road’ is a full on acoustic track, but probably my favourite track on this release as it has a great haunting tone replicant  of Alice In Chains. The album then concludes with another atmospheric electronic instrumental track. 

Some may say a band that don’t quite know what they want to sound like, but I can see where they are going and what they are trying to do with this release. In the most case, they achieve their goal with this album. 

It won’t be for everyone, but that’s any band really. A challenging listen at first, but when digested a good album without doubt. 





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Acidwhore Release Debut Album ‘Midas Touch’

Acidwhore Release Debut Album ‘Midas Touch’



Acidwhore are based in Athboy, Co.Meath and all three members are seventeen years old. They requested we possibly listen to their album and sent us on their debut album for review. To be honest, I was of the thought I’ll find something good about this and highlight it as they’re so young and also their first release. 

I then received all tracks via email to be told they done this release on a budget of €70! What was I going to have to go through here… 

Less than a minute in this release I actually laughed. Not at the material. Far from it! It was basically a reaction to what I was hearing. This is phenomenal stuff! I was sent an album by three seventeen years olds on a budget of €70 and they produced this! Holy shit! 

I was listening through all the tracks and then realised from the email they only formed last March. Eight months together, got an album done, seventeen years old! How good can this band become!? The potential here is insane! 

Granted, they’re not the finished article and still growing as musicians. For where they are and their level of experience, this is mindblowing! They wear their influences on their sleeve and you’ll think Silverchair, Nirvana, Alice In Chains and I have no problem with this. This album actually brings me back to the mid 90’s when Silverchair appeared. How could lads the same age as me be signed and write something like this? These lads are of equal talent in my opinion. 

Their vocalist/bass player just has the grunge voice! You’d swear he was in his mid twenties at minimum. He’s also a good Bass player and I like his playing on this release. The guitar playing is also very good. The drumming is solid if unspectacular, but that’s fine. The greats keep it simple and hold a song together as the drumming here does. 

To say I’m impressed by these lads would be an understatement. I was completely blown away by this when all is considered. The potential for this band is outrageous and they’re still very much at the start of their musical journey. 

I’m going to rate this album on all factors and ignore little gripes here and there because I’d be an elitist dick to even go there! I see the bigger picture… 

Easily one of the most impressive releases we’ve been sent this year from an Irish band. A band to most certainly watch and one I’ll be following with great interest. They’re aren’t even a year old yet! It’s crazy…. 




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Cattle Decapitation Release New Video ‘The Prophets Of Loss’ From Their Critically Acclaimed Album ‘The Anthropocene Extinction’



Cattle Decapitation “The Prophets of Loss” video is live! This past summer, Cattle Decapitation embarked on a European headlining trek, during which director Paul McGuire / Obscenery Films traveled with the band and captured behind-the-scenes and live footage.

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Cattle Decapitation “The Prophets of Loss” from “The Anthropocene Extinction.” Direct by Paul McGuire for Obscenery Films.

Guitarist Josh Elmore comments: “For several years now, fans have been asking the band to release a video chronicle with live performance footage and enhanced or ‘behind the scenes’ documentation. 

During a recent European run, our friend Paul McGuire of Obscenery Films traveled with the band and captured glimpses of what day-to-day life on the road is like for Cattle Decapitation and spoke with the members as they reflected on years of touring and what their future holds. 

The result is an entertaining, humorous and informative documentary that shows the band as a live entity and also what goes on during their down time on tour; play-throughs, interviews, concert chaos, Euro-tourism and more. We hope you enjoy it!”





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Damage Inc. Galway To Launch On Friday, November 3rd In The Cellar Bar. Headlined By Jenova With Support From Zhi Ren And Humanity Check



Damage Inc Galway is the cities newest promotions company with all members heavily experienced in promotions, event organisation and general successful gig running. The project is headed by Brendan Murphy (Guitar/Vocals in Negativ Result), and joined by Philip Keaveney (Burning Metal Irl) and Trevor McCormack (Cranium Titanium Metal Radio Show & Metal Radio Ireland). 

We plan to make this a regular occurrence with further dates set to be announced! Our aim is simple. Give bands another option in Galway, build it and see where it goes. We are not looking at this as a business so to speak. We all have full time jobs and doing this as fans! 

We launch with the mighty Jenova, who are playing the city for a third time. Both ‘Zhi Ren’ and ‘Humanity Check’ are playing Galway for the first time. So something new for heavy music fans in Galway. 

I have linked all bands here so you can check them out. All are very highly rated within the Irish scene, so a great nights entertainment for €5.



Death Metal from Dublin.

Jenova play their third show in Glaway and first headline show. If you have not seen them before? You are in for a treat! An amazing live act!



Zhi Ren 

Cork based Zhi Ren are playing their debut Galway show.  

Elephantine riffs and stygian darkness, with a groove as deep as the abyss. Amidst the wailing guitars and guttural vocals you will be sheathed in a disturbing ambience that will linger with you in the darkest shadows. 



Humanity Check 

Dublin based Humanity Check are playing their debut Galway show. 

They play a unique blend of metal incorporating the best elements of thrash, groove, and melodic death metal. From searing solos to bone-crushing riffs! 




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OBLIVION: Californian Death Metal Band Release New Music Video ‘Mechanistic Hollow’ From Their Forthcoming Album ‘The Path Towards…’



Oblivion, the band featuring Nick Vasallo (ex-Antagony) on vocals and bass, Ben Orum (All Shall Perish, ex-Antagony) and Ted O’Neill ( ex-Alchemicon) on guitars, and drum virtuoso Luis Martinez (ex-Antagony, ex-The Zenith Passage), will release its first album in four years called ‘The Path Towards’… next month.



“Mechanistic Hollow”
The Path Towards…
Release date: November 17, 2017
Unique Leader Records
Directed by Matti Way

“Mechanistic Hollow” musical material by Nick Vasallo, Ben Orum, and Ted O’Neill. Lyrics by Victor Dods.

Nick Vasallo – vocals, guitar, bass
Ben Orum – guitar
ONeill Ted – guitar
Luis Enrique Martinez – drums

Produced by Nick Vasallo and Zack Ohren.
Composed by Nick Vasallo from March 22 to April 14, 2017.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA from July 23 to July 28, 2017.
Ben Orum is endorsed by Ibanez GuitarsErnie BallMesa BoogieFractal AudioInTune Guitar Picks, and ENGL. 
Ted O’Neill is endorsed by KxK Guitars.



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