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KING PARROT: Australian Grind Practitioners Unveil Hilarious ‘Piss Wreck’ Video; New Album ‘Ugly Produce’ Released Today Worldwide


As of today, Australian grind practitioners KING PARROT will unleash the maniacal fruit of their ‘Ugly Produce’ full-length. Slated for release on September 22nd in North America via Housecore Records, in Europe via Agonia Records, and in Australia via EVP Recordings, Ugly Produce is a ten-track feast of distinctively punishing and powerful anthems. Recorded at the infamous Goatsound Studios in Melbourne, Australia and produced by Blood Duster’s Jason Fuller, this is no walk in the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Ugly Produce is a twisted, cantankerous ride through an outback graveyard, high on PCP, wreaking of animal feculence.

In advance of this week’s release, the band has unsheathed a hilarious new video clip for “Piss Wreck”. Which can be viewed here

Ugly Produce will see release on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Preorders are currently available at the official KING PARROT website HERE. Digital preorders — which come with an instant download of “Ten Pounds Of Shit In A Five Pound Bag” — are available via Apple Music HERE and iTunes HERE.

Ugly Produce fuses the raw fury of KING PARROT’s critically-lauded debut album Bite Your Head Off and mashes it with the twisted sophistication of their ARIA-nominated follow-up Dead Set. A repugnant harvest of gnarled and nasty grind, death metal, thrash, and punk rockthe band’s unique, over-the-top sound is ever prevalent and honed further on Ugly Produce while remaining true to the fundamental ideals the band started with: angst, aggression, absurdity, and antics.

Issues New Noise Magazine of the release, “Ugly Produce is one of those works of music that gives off a physical feeling. In the case of KING PARROT, that feeling is a layer of clammy, salty, dirty sweat that gets one’s skin to stick together. That description might not sell a lot of things in life, but it sure as hell sells the work of KING PARROT, for their third LP is an utter blast of ridiculous. Taking elements of death, grind, thrash, and punk, there is no taking it easy when listening to each of the ten tracks that the band lays out.” Amnplify notes, “The album has attitude, and it’s attitude that doesn’t feel forced or contrived. Every one of Matt Young’s screamed lyrics feels sincere which certainly adds to the sense of legitimacy. Established fans will certainly lap this album up; it has everything you’d want from a KING PARROT release. On the flip side, people who have struggled to see what the fuss is about to date will find this album to be a more focused and compelling listen than anything the band has released previously.” Metal Wani writes, “This album is packed with ten tracks geared to terrorize. Each song bristles with intensity and an undercurrent of insanity. The total package reeks of the pungent stench of sweat soaked hardcore music.” While Skulls ‘N’ Bones concurs, “KING PARROT are here to show that extreme metal can be completely punishing while still retaining a sense of humor. Ugly Produce is nothing less than stellar.”

KING PARROT has evolved into a full-fledged touring and creative force barely stopping for a breath since their inception on the international metal scene in 2013. Following tour after tour with the likes of Soulfly, Obituary, Down, Cattle Decapitation, Exodus, Superjoint, Voivod, and their own headlining tours in Australia, KING PARROT has become hardened road warriors possessing a rare and deep hunger for the raucous and off-the-wall live shows they’ve become revered for. These outings fuel the creative drive within the band to compose only the most angst-driven and vile expressions to ensure maximum involvement from audiences that lap up every frantic beat, chainsaw riff, and psychotic scream. Ugly Produce is a testament to the blood, sweat, and tears poured into everything KING PARROT does.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kingparrotband

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Introducing: Hedra

Introducing: Hedra



‘Hedra’ are a live Metal band formed in April 2014 by Kamil Korsak in the hometown of Ketzryn he decided to seek out musicians of a Polyrhythmic & Harmonic style Kamil came to the UK leaving family & Friends behind.

Based in East Anglia the bands influences range from bands such as Will Haven, Meshuggah, Architects, Korn, Tesseract and Slipknot plus many underground styles without plagiarising the aforementioned. The band have produced a unique & eclectic style of fusion and power used in modern day metal music.
Hedra’s crushing 7 stringed Guitar riffs, Retro Bass and unique precision Electrokit drumming have brought together a style that is unique and powerful in their live performances.

The band have Intense grooves and at times complicated structures and melody, with over 20 Years musical experiences from members supporting bands such as Strapping Young Lad, Skindred, Raging Speedhorn & Sikth to name a few over their careers, the band stress the importance of diversity & originality in a progressive band such as this, they will also play anywhere they can to deliver a precise & powerful show that leaves people wondering why they’ve never witnessed this before. 

I’ve been researching this band tonight, and I have to say I’m very impressed by what I’ve heard. A band I’ll be keeping a firm eye on going forward! 

One to watch! 



Facebook link for more details, links etc: https://www.facebook.com/HedraMetal/


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OBLIVION To Unleash The Path Towards… Full-Length Via Unique Leader This November Album Features Guest Appearances From Members Of Nile, Suicide Silence, Hideous Divinity, And Connoisseur + New Lyric Video ‘Awaiting Autochthon’



Focused on crafting music to transcend time and genres, OBLIVION features a compelling lineup with internationally-acclaimed composer and Antagony founder Dr. Nick Vasallo on vocals and bass, All Shall Perish and Antagony founder Ben Orum on guitar, thrash metal veteran guitarist Ted O’Neill, and drum virtuoso Luis Martinez (formerly of The Zenith Passage), trained by renowned jazz funk musician Ndugu Chancler. Their songs are masterfully composed by Vasallo using material from all the band members. Each album is highly unified conceptually and musically. Their debut album,Called To Rise was crowned, “the must-own album of 2013,” by Metal Injection and a “progressive metal masterpiece,” by Sputnik Music, who furthered, “the band’s eleven song display of nothing more than pure aggression with more musical depth than many bands can find in their entire discography.”


The highly-anticipated follow-up to that critically-acclaimed masterpiece arises in the form of The Path Towards… Darker, heavier, and even more eclectic, The Path Towards… was composed by Vasallo early this spring and boasts an all-star lineup of guest artists that include Karl Sanders (Nile, guest songwriter), Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence/All Shall Perish, guest vocals), Enrico H. Di Lorenzo (Hideous Divinity, guest vocals), and Carlos Saldana (Connoisseur, guest vocals). This album also marks the return of Ben Orum and Nick Vasallo collaborating on music since Antagony’s debut album in 2001. With precise and intricate guitar solo work by O’Neill and legendary performances by Martinez, OBLIVION forges ahead stronger than ever with The Path Towards…


The Path Towards… was recorded and engineered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish, Cattle Decapitation, Fallujah et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions, features artwork by Daniel McBride (Black Label Society, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Chimera et al) and will see release on November 17th with preorders to be announced in the coming weeks.


After Called To Rise came out OBLIVION guitarist Ted O’Neill traveled to South Carolina to spend some time learning from death metal icon Karl Sanders of Nile. After a week of getting my face melted off I asked Karl if he would be interested in doing a guest spot on the next OBLIVION album,” recalls O’Neill. “I wanted to do something different though, something unique, not just the usual ‘guest solo’ spot. I wanted Karl to cowrite a song with us. I knew his immense talent would mesh uniquely with Vasallo’s mastery.” 


Four years later the band realizes that dream with Sanders cowriting and collaborating on the track “Awaiting Autochthon.” “Nick is like the Bruce Lee of avant garde metal composing,” says Sanders. “He is a madman! He is untouchable and from another planet, wildly innovative and creative.”


The Path Towards… Track Listing:

1. Intro

2. Dominion

3. Mechanistic Hollow

4. Concrete Thrones

5. Awaiting Autochthon

6. Holders Of The Sword

7. Harsh Awakening

8. It Has Become

9. Zenith

10. Under A Dead Sun

11. Outro


Facebook link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/OBLlVlON/


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Northern Rampage: A Piece Focusing On The Top Talent in Northern Ireland. Part 1


A long since planned idea of mine that is finally underway! I’ll be keeping these pieces brief in description and focus on the music of course. There’ll be a link to their Facebook pages where all additional information, where to purchase etc is found. Each piece shall feature five bands and while some may be similar in musical style as this particular one, they’ll of course get more varied in styles as times goes on… 


The Crawling 

A trio of highly experienced musicians that formed ‘The Crawling’ in January 2014. They’ve came a long way in a short space of time to include appearances at Bloodstock and Metal Days. Their growth has been consistent and constant over the past two years in particular. Their D.I.Y approach and promotional skills have really worked and growth shows no signs of stopping for this fantastic band.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecrawlingband/



Shrouded formed in 2014 and came came to a lot of peoples attention over the past twelve/eighteen months. They were growing nationally on the back of their debut EP playing Siege Of Limerick as one example. This year they took a massive step though by winning Metal To The Masses and performing at Bloodstock 2017. They also released their second EP “Ominous Divinity” on August 1st. A band firmly on the rise and much deserved!


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shroudedband/


Strange Wire 

Strangle Wire are definitely one of 2017’s surprise packages! They just dropped their debut video ‘The Games They Play’ from nowhere. No page, no nothing! They have grown a lot in a short space of time with an appearance at ‘Templemore Metal Festival’ in there. A band with a great future ahead of them! 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stranglewireband/



Wardomized formed in 2014 and play their own unique brand of Hardcore, Grindcore and old school Death Metal. There’s a real Napalm Death feel to their music and that’s a good thing in my mind! A band really on the rise in recent times, and shows no signs of stopping either. Great band! (On a side note, we shall be doing a review of their EP soon…) 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wardomized/



Neamhní formed in late 2015 and have came a long way in a very short space of time! Their name continues to grow nationally and internationally. They have played a lot of gigs over that time and really built a following the old fashioned way. A band firmly on the rise and one with a big future all going well… 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neamhni/


That concludes our first ‘Northern Rampage’ feature. One we shall be hopefully getting up every couple of weeks going forward. Spare time is limited in my life… 

The scene in the north is quite simply amazing and we hope to introduce you all to some great bands as this progresses. 





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This Place Hell Release New EP ‘Contempt’, Play Dublin and Cork Dates In Promotion This Weekend



This Place Hell have just released their new EP ‘Contempt’ which is the second part of a two part EP. Which was an interesting idea instead of a full album. The band were previously called ‘The Devil Wants Her Swagger Back’ upon the first part, but as the band have changed so music since their foundations in many regards, maybe a new name was the way to go…. 

The EP is out now and we have 4/5 songs here on direct stream via YouTube. Not the full EP granted, but it’ll give you a good idea of this bands sound. We shall also post details about their launch nights in Dublin and Cork below!


Track 1: Savages II: Violence & Ruin

Track 2: End Game

Track 4: Denied

Track 5: Project Mayhem


Catch This Place Hell this weekend

Dublin: Friday at The Sound House (Upstairs of The Wiley Fox) with support from Jenova and Call To Arms. 

Cork: Saturday at Fred Zeppelins with support from Jenova and Here We Stand


Facebook page for links to where the album can be purchased, spotify etc:




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Drakonis Sign To Hostile Media and Announce ‘The Great Miasma’ Details



Northern Irish extreme metal quintet have signed a deal in blood with Hostile Media which will see the extreme metallers release a new record entitled The Great Miasma. Guitarist Saul McMichael (also of Irish pagan metal outfit Waylander) comments, “Signing to Hostile Media for this release is a significant mile stone in the bands career. We’ve always believed in what we do, and to have a label share that belief is more validating than words can describe. We knew we had a good chance at getting picked up by a label when it came time to release our first album, but to be picked up for an EP was something we never expected. So here marks the start of our journey down a hopefully successful, yet bloody path for both band and label.”


The Great Miasma is set for release 1st December 2017 and is a story driven concept EP spanning three songs. Each song takes the listener through a different chapter, following the ritualistic sacrifice, possession and wrath of a young girl to appease an ancient god. Each song will also be accompanied by a music video, released out of sequence. Only when all three videos have been released and played in order, will the story become clear. Tracklisting for the EP is as follows:


1. The Great Miasma

2. Let Us Pray

3. Queen Of Swarms



Drakonis focus heavily on the ‘live spectacle’, blending a mixture of contemporary black and death metal, to create something without the limitations of one genre. Not wanting to work to a strict template, the band dips in and out of many styles to create music which is both atmospherically uplifting, yet devastatingly brutal.


Initially formed under the working title, Order of Shadow (at the time including Gareth Murdock of Alestorm), Drakonis has been an ongoing project for many years, featuring Saul McMichael and Lee McCartney of pagan metal veterans, Waylander. The band remained a studio project until 2015, when a line up was assembled to take things to the live arena. Over the past 2 years the band has brought not just extreme metal to the live circuit, but a highly visual experience. Armed with corpse paint, blood, skulls, spikes, chainmail and live samples, the band’s entire energy revolves around the live stage show, and will only grow in scale as the band evolves. The band quickly caught the attention of the local scene, with their Ravens Fuel The Sky EP, which they used as a platform to release their follow up, As They Rot. This release was extremely well received by both fans and critics alike, placing it in several best of 2016 lists, including winning Uber Rocks’ ‘International EP of the year 2016″, tying with Voivod.


The Great Miasma is available to pre-order here: www.hostilemedia.net/drakonis-the-great-miasma



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