Nicolas Cage Fighter Release New Video/Single Dead Ends

NICOLAS CAGE FIGHTER are back, and much like a mash-up of the marvellously over-the-top actor’s antics and a brutal, no-holds-barred steel cage match, you never know what to expect from the band from Ballarat, Victoria. Today they announce the release of their new single ‘Dead Ends’, which is from a forthcoming EP ‘Cast You Out’, which will be released in the first quarter of 2021.

Dead Ends Was released today and can be streamed in full here:

Nick Moriarty, vocalist for the band, said that this song “…talks about declaring a change, thus creating a turning point in life for the better. This song follows on from earlier tracks Black Jackal and Devil’s Head which highlight negative symptoms and effects of a poor headspace. Dead ends is a song we wrote as an anthem of self-determination.”

“Lyrically, it reiterates the theme of the record which is a journey of improving one’s mental health. Self-awareness throughout is an important factor of any recovery, it starts with realising you’re the only one who’s capable of creating change for the better. The lyrics show that by recognising the external and internal negativity, continuing along that path is nothing but detrimental.

This song represents the pivotal moment in the narrative where affirmative actions are taken; such cutting loose the dead weight, shifting out of a negative attitude, and therefore avoiding the spiral towards “Dead Ends”.

‘Black Jackal’ and ‘Devil’s Head’ have been released already from the EP and can be streamed in full here:


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PILLORY Release New Single Diluted Existence

PILLORY Release New Single Diluted Existence

Boston death metal one-man project PILLORY returns with new single ‘Diluted Existence’, taken from the long-awaited third album Scourge on Humanity, set for release on 18th December via Unique Leader Records.

Watch the visualiser for ‘Diluted Existence’ here:

This follows the single ‘Imminent Obliteration’, watch the video here:

New album Scourge on Humanity fuses technical wizardry and relentless power in this multi-sensory auditory onslaught. A physically and mentally demanding listen, the album features eleven tracks of sweeping leads and deranged rhythms which combine deep chugs and brutal blastbeats, all executed with near surgical meticulousness to make one of the most intense death metal releases of the year.

Following on from the highly acclaimed sophomore album Evolutionary Miscarriage in 2014, PILLORY has further refined his ability to crush and confuse on this release.

Pre-order Scourge on Humanity here: 

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SCOUR Release New Video/Single Propaganda From Their Forthcoming The Black EP

Extreme metal practitioners SCOUR have unleashed a new single “Propaganda.” The vicious track comes by way of the band’s long-anticipated The Black EP, set for release on Black Friday, November 27th.

SCOUR — featuring Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, En Minor, et al), John Jarvis (Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals), Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Lock Up) — made their debut with their ferocious first single “Dispatched.” The Grey EP, released via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records, dropped in 2016, followed by The Red EP in 2017. Faster, tighter, and more relentless than ever before, this year’s The Black serves as the final release of the EP trilogy and is inarguably the band’s most savage effort to date.

Comments Anselmo of the latest track available for public feasting, “We’ve all been inundated with propaganda over our entire lifetimes. The modern day is no different, and this song drives the point home. If I were to take a song like ‘5 Minutes Alone’ and cut it with clips of Steve Martin and Cheech & Chong, it would make about as much sense as the SCOUR ‘Propaganda’ video. A couple all time favorites, Boris Karloff and Vincent Price, can be seen in clips from some notable horror films.”
Adds Engemann, “Our second offering from The Black EP, ‘Propaganda’ delivers an unapologetic beating of the senses.”

The Black was mixed and mastered by Ryan Vincent at Apollo Audio Alternative with vocals and drums engineered by Stephen “Big Fella” Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod). The EP includes guest appearances from Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal, Pat O’Brien of Cannibal Corpse, and actor Jason Momoa (DuneGame Of ThronesAquaman, et al).
SCOUR’s The Black EP will be released on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats via Housecore Records in North America and Nuclear Blast Entertainment internationally. Find preorder options at the SCOUR Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION, the Housecore Store HERE and Nuclear Blast HERE

SCOUR derives its sound from an intentional minimalist approach. Displaying an emphasis on cohesive song writing and direct composition ideas, exhibited through relentless battery, the band brims with creepy and ominous hooks, dark and macabre vocals, blasting drums, and buzzsaw guitars to get straight to the point. Drawing influences from all extreme entities, SCOUR itself continues to pay homage to some of metal’s most prominent acts as can be heard with the 2019 release of their cover of Bathory’s “Massacre.”

In its short existence, the band has graced the stages of many of the major players in both the mainstream and metal-oriented music festival circuits including Roskilde, Hellfest, Tecate Metal Festival, Maryland Deathfest, and more. As the lineage of its membership suggests, SCOUR continues to be a proverbial force with which to be reckoned both on the stage and in the studio.

Previously released single Doom

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Review: Magnetic Monopole Self-titled Debut is Groovy with Doomsday Atmosphere

Magnetic Monopole is a Mayo-based metal band playing slower and heavier metal, melodic yet inviting the doomsday feeling all the way through – groovy metal that sounds too good for gloomy days.

Magnetic Monopole released their debut, self-titled EP Magnetic Monopole, on Friday 6th November 2020, enlisting four tracks that sounds way too good for gloomy days. The EP is available on digital and CD from Magnetic Monopole Bandcamp page[1]

The EP is opened by the catchy riffs and melody of Flashback. Spite as the next track introduces a heavy bassline followed by pick scrapping guitar sound that welcomes a steady drum laying the ground for the guitar pair to fill a darker ambiance. While Spite is a personal favorite, the next two are just as good if not better.

The third track No Place To Go official video [2] premiered on the 3rd November, featuring vintage style video of nature, human and evolution clips. The song encapsulates a tamed aggression in a beautiful sounding doomsday atmosphere and a harmonious vocal towards the end. Lastly, the faster and tightly rhythmed Downpour closed with a shiny guitar solo and a midway slow down, that reminds you of the old school thrash breakdown. All the four tracks are equally heavy but uniquely stand out to their own premise.

Magnetic Monopole played their first gig in October 2019 after forming earlier the same year by Ismael (guitar/vocal), Sid (bass/backing vocal) and Conor (drum) situated near the border of Mayo and Sligo. Having spent years playing heavy music in Ireland with their other bands Ballina’s hard rock and punk Tension Head and Shithatt respectively, the three pieces found their new sound under the name Magnetic Monopole.

The recording and mixing of this EP was done by Conor Hickey and took place in Ballina Punx HQ between Ireland’s lockdown period in 2020. The mastering is done by Julian Lynagh. Ballina based label Wahshtuff Records released the EP and there are bonus live tracks available only on the CD that uses mostly recycled materials for its cover and sleeve and they are made by hand.

Magnetic Monopole offers melodic, doomsday groovy metal that is good for any day. Alongside Mayo’s metal bands like On Pain Of Death, Reborn and Tension Head, Magnetic Monopole adds to heavy noises for Irish metal scene. 

Contributor: Nadia Meuthia (@nadia.meuthia)


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System Of A Down Release Two New Tracks Protect The Land & Genocidal Humanoidz

It would appear hell has frozen over! System Of A Down have released their first new tracks in many years.
Due to all the conflict within the band, nobody saw this coming! I didn’t anyway…
They’re back now and is it a return to form? I’ll stay on the side of caution and say too early to tell as while these aren’t bad tracks by any means, they’re what I would have described as filler tracks in the past and don’t quite pack the punch BYOB, Chop Suey or Toxicity!

File under time shall tell for now!

They released this statement:

We as System Of A Down have just released new music for the first time in 15 years. The time to do this is now, as together, the four of us have something extremely important to say as a unified voice. These two songs, “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz,” both speak of a dire and serious war being perpetrated upon our cultural homelands of Artsakh and Armenia. The current corrupt regimes of Aliyev in Azerbaijan and Erdogan in Turkey not only want to claim Artsakh and Armenia as their own, but are committing genocidal acts with impunity on humanity and wildlife to achieve their mission. They are banking on the world being too distracted with COVID, elections and civil unrest to call out their atrocities. They have the bankroll, the resources and have recruited massive public relations firms to spin the truth and conceal their barbaric objective of genocide. Between these two dictatorships, there’s a lot of disinformation and silencing of voices within their own countries. Freedom of speech is not something that is enjoyed by everyone, but it is enjoyed here, so part of that responsibility is getting the truth out there whenever possible. We’re here to protect our land, to protect our culture, and to protect our nation. This is not the time to turn a blind eye.As SOAD, this has been an incredible occasion to put everything aside and speak out for our nation, as one, as four Armenian guys. “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” are now available for purchase on our official Bandcamp page: – where band proceeds go toward the ArmeniaFund. The funds from Bandcamp + pre-orders of our new merch collection will be used to provide crucial, desperately needed aid and basic supplies for those affected by these hideous acts. Please consider the opportunity to download these songs as an act of charity irrespective of how you choose to listen to them today, tomorrow and for years to come.The music and lyrics speak for themselves. We need you to speak for Artsakh. to download, pre-order, and donate now.

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Omnivortex Release Second Single/Video At The Mountains Of Madness

Following the release of their first single, Finnish death metal band Omnivortex are set to release their second song from their debut album “Diagrams Of Consciousness” out 20.11.20 via Concorde Music Company.

Entitled “At The Mountains Of Madness”, the bands lead guitarist Severi Saarioja gives us insight of the song:

 “Madness is one of the faster songs on the album, it is very straightforward and unrelenting. The middlepart of the song is calm and more relaxed with different vocal melodies. From there it forms back in to a more brutal approach. Lyrically speaking, it is based on HP Lovecrafts novels, one of which the song got it’s name from.”
 The band shot a music video for the song, you can check it here:

Diagrams Of Consciousness is out 20.11.20 via Concorde Music Company, you can pre-order it here:

Check out their first single “Barren” here:  

Listen to “At The Mountains Of Madness”:
Apple Music: 

Niko Lindman – vocals
Severi Saarioja – guitars & vocals
Mikko Pylkkö – guitars
Aaro Koskinen – drums
Mikael Reinikka – bass 

You can pre-order your physical copy via Bandcamp:

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