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Scimitar Release New Music Video ‘Behead The Beast’ From Their Album ‘Where Darkness Dwells’



Belfast based Thrashers Scimitar’ have released their first music video ‘Behead The Beast’ which is taken from their debut album ‘Where Darkness Dwells’. 

The video was made by Wayne Donaldson which is his first proper music video. He has many live recording uploaded, but this is the next step while we wait for his documentary on the scene in Belfast. 

They released this statement. 

With pleasure Warriors, we give you our first music video with the help from Wayne

It is for the song ‘Behead the beast’ which is off our debut album.


Major thanks to Wayne for this!




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MORBID ANGEL To Release New Album Kingdoms Disdained This December Via Silver Lining Music; New Track Playing + Preorders Available



Legendary death metal unit MORBID ANGEL will unleash their ninth studio album on December 1st via Silver Lining Music and JVC in Japan. Titled Kingdoms Disdained, the record reunites founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth with bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker.


Just one play of MORBID ANGEL‘s searing Kingdoms Disdained, and you’ll realize that this is the only true current aural document of a world sinking into uncharted despair. “The album title says it all,” says Tucker, “everybody’s fed up and nobody can figure out how to fix it. We’ve got all these miniature wars in neighborhoods, cities, countries, and we’ve got people with varying opinions causing chaos, yet everyone is doing what they feel is right. Which all makes it feel like the world has reached a point of utter madness and confusion.”


As if fate constructed the moment, these forefathers of death metal found themselves witnessing the storm’s eye as they prepared to create Kingdoms Disdained, deciphering it with their ferocious music via long-held Sumerian-based beliefs. “It’s been written but nobody pays attention, because we erase our history,” furthers Tucker. “We don’t understand much about the Sumerian texts because things got erased, buried, and broken up. And for years, Trey and I talked a lot about the idea of those Gods waking up and coming back to show us that they’re angry.”


Recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and produced by MORBID ANGEL with Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, Six Feet Under, Belphegor), Azagthoth, Tucker and drummer Scotty Fuller (Annihilated; former Abysmal Dawn) created eleven pieces of devastatingly dynamic death metal. Compositions such as “Garden Of Disdain,” “Architect And Iconoclast,” and “The Pillars Crumbling” supremely illustrate Azagthoth’s incredible creative alchemy with Tucker as well as his own incomparable guitar work.


“We’re always trying to paint pictures; to create images,” notes Tucker, “and I think this album is a fair image of the world today, but taken from a different perspective; the perspective of those Gods who built this, who may be resting now but are starting to wake up.”


Kingdoms Disdained also features artwork courtesy of Irish mixed-media artist Ken Coleman, who created a series of pieces that further augment the stories being told. Don’t walk meekly around the edge of Kingdoms Disdained, go all-in on the journey and MORBID ANGEL‘s intense importance to these times will be crystal clear.


MORBID ANGEL’s Kingdoms Disdained will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION where you can also hear opening track “Piles Of Little Arms.” A special-edition boxset will be available to order shortly. 


Kingdoms Disdained Track Listing:

1. Piles Of Little Arms  

2. D.E.A.D.  

3. Garden of Disdain  

4. The Righteous Voice  

5. Architect And Iconoclast  

6. Paradigms Warped  

7. The Pillars Crumbling  

8. For No Master

9. Declaring New Law (Secret Hell)*
10. From The Hand Of Kings

11. The Fall Of Idols  




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The Vicious Head Society Sign With Hostile Media ‘Abject Tomorrow’ Set To Be Reissued On December 15th



Earlier this year The Vicious Head Society, the brainchild of Irish guitar virtuoso Graham Keane released his debut album Abject Tomorrow, which gained applause the world over. Featuring guests such as keyboardist Derek Sherinan of Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kiss, Steve Vai, and Joe Bonamassa fame, fellow Irishman and bass player Pat Byrne, and drum machine Kevin Talley Abject Tomorrow tickled the ears of progressive metal fans and those with a taste for all things guitar.


Today Keane can reveal he has teamed up with Hostile Media to reissue his acclaimed debut which will also include a bonus track, ‘Xylematic Disembowelment’. Keane comments, “When Hostile Media offered me a contract which guarantees huge amounts of cash, fame and at least two limousine rides in exchange for my earthly soul, it was a no brainer! In seriousness, I’m delighted to sign with HM, it presents me with a chance to reach more people with my music. To celebrate, I recorded an out take from the Abject sessions and we just about managed to squeeze it on to the CD. ‘Xylematic Disembowelment’ is a zappa inspired instrumental combined with death metal. I don’t think I need to say any more than that!”


1. The Sycophants

2. Abject Tomorrow

3. Downfall

4. Agenda

5. The 11th Hour

6. Psychedelic Torture Trip

7. Gods Of The New Age

8. Analogue Spectre

9. Xylematic Disembowelment


Abject Tomorrow will be re-released 15th December 2017.






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IRON MONKEY Release Video For ‘Crown Of Electrodes’ Return Album ‘9-13’ Released October 20th Via Relapse Records



Cult UK doom/sludge outfit IRON MONKEY has shared the official visualiser video for “Crown Of Electrodes,” the opening track off 9-13, their first new full-length in almost two decades.



9-13 is set for release on October 20th on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available via HERE and all retail outlets HERE.


After disbanding in 1999, IRON MONKEY has reformed for phase two of their mission. Recorded in their hometown of Nottingham in Spring 2017 A.D. with producer Johnny A. Carter, 9-13 is nine songs and forty-eight minutes of total nihilism. Now older, more cynical, and more isolationistIRON MONKEY are back to usurp the scene, then crush it’s skull. Without question, their most focused, aggressive and direct material to date, 9-13 is an all-out assault of violent hatred and nightmarish negativity. Recommended listening for fans of pain, suffering, and misanthropy.


IRON MONKEY was beaten to life in the year of your Lord, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-four, at the location of Nottingham, England. The original members were named: J.P.. Morrow, J. Rushby, S. Watson, D. Dalziel, and J. Greaves. Influences were primarily Eyehategod, Buzzov*en, Floor, Grief, and various hardcore punks and heavy metals.


IRON MONKEY shit out six disgusting tracks of raw sludge-core that were released on the Union Mill label then later on Earache Records. During this period, S. Watson was thrown out and replaced by God’s lonely man, Dean Berry. Nineteen ninety-eight saw the release of the album Our Problem, also on Earache Records, a masterpiece of negative rock that instigated peace on earth and goodwill to all men. This was succeeded by a split release on Man’s Ruin Records with Church Of Misery from Japan. J. Rushby soon abdicated and the band found a replacement in the manner of S. O’hara of Acrimony. IRON MONKEY was destroyed sometime in nineteen ninety-nine. Vocal terror J. P. Morrow died of a heart attack in June of two thousand and two. Rest in noise.


The band reformed for no reason in the winter of two thousand sixteen with original members J. Rushby and S. Watson, with the addition of current Chaos UK drummer Brigga, forming the shape of an inverted black triangle of vitriol and phase two of operations. IRON MONKEY do not care about your scene, bands, or opinions… ELECTROCUTION, DOOM, OMEGA OMEGA OMEGA. – J. Rushby, Two Thousand Seventeen




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UK Based Death Metal Band ‘Nihill Eyes’ Release Debut Album ‘Black Path’ On Friday The 13th



Friday the 13th of October, 2017…mark that date well. On that day a new force will enter the eternal conflict, a new power will raise its standard over the field of battle. The resolute, unflinching, unwavering, unstoppable death metal of Nihil Eyes’ debut album, Black Path, will come roaring out of the darkness, crushing all that dare to oppose it. A machine of war, driven past the point of reason, recognising only two alternatives – victory or death.

Following in the battle-hardened footsteps of their forbears, war torn legends like Bolt Thrower and Carcass, Nihil Eyes are here to show the world that British death metal can still go toe-to-toe with the world’s elite; that the birth place of metal still possesses the firepower to compete on every level. Formed in 2016 by lead vocalist/guitarist Casey Jones and drummer Szymon Ogiello, the duo were joined in early 2017 by bassist Max Morgan. With the crew complete the heavy artillery of Nihil Eyes was ready to roll and progress has been ferociously rapid. It’s incredible that an earthshaking barrage like Black Path is ready to be unleashed scant months after the band’s line-up was solidified. Such is the accomplished poise and presence that radiates from monstrous steel-clad tracks like ‘Treachery And Id’ and ‘Burn The Leech’, that you’d swear they were the work of veteran campaigners.

Mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö (Asphyx, Bloodbath, Incantation and too many others to mention) the sound on Black Path is soul-shaking in its dark power, the drive and force behind the immaculately crafted, armour plated tracks simply fearsome. Lyrically speaking, Casey Jones describes the album as “a series of psychological thought experiments exploring the human condition” and these dark explorations add a challenging edge to the shadowy atmosphere that hangs over the album like gun smoke.

We were sent on their promo by Imperative PR and I have to say I’m very impressed by this album. Start to finish this is an excellent Death metal release! 

Considering this is the bands debut album, there’s more than enough here to show this band could easily be up there with the big boys within the UK Death metal scene in a short space of time! 

We have included their previously released track ‘Treachery And ID’ here so you have a direct link to check them before the album drops tomorrow.

A band I’ll be firmly keeping an eye on going froward! A top class Death Metal release with great political lyrical content. 

One to watch! 




Casey Jones – Vocals/Guitar
Max Morgan – Bass
Szymon Ogiello – Drums

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Texas Based ‘Burn Ritual’ Sign With Cursed Monk Records



In another massive step forward, Galway based Cursed Monk Records have now signed Texas based Doom band ‘Burn Ritual’. With the label purely featuring Irish acts until now, this will surely help their expansion into International territories and aide in their overall growth! 

They released this statement. 

Burn Ritual is a doom metal band based out of San Antonio, Texas, brewing its own brand of heavy riffs, bluesy hazy vocals, and massive hypnotic fuzzed out tones.  The band combine their love for traditional doom and stoner rock bands with a modern element making it a unique but familiar journey for the listener.  Burn Ritual is the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Jake Lewis, who performed and recorded on most of the band’s debut EP Like Suffering, which was mastered by Tony Reed of Mos Generator. The one man project soon paved way for the necessity for a full band of musicians to bring the songs to the stage the way they were meant to be heard , loud and in your face!  Now a full four piece band, Burn Ritual plans to keep performing for the rest of the year and then start recording its first full length album in the beginning of 2018 which will be released by Cursed Monk Records.

Their well received EP ‘Like Suffering’ is here for you to stream in full. 


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