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Aborted Earth Release Debut EP ‘Birth’

Aborted Earth Release Debut EP ‘Birth’



Aborted Earth are Ireland’s newest Grindcore band. Featuring Darragh O’Connor also of Outis and Horrenda. Jamie Murphy of Catastrophe and Shannon Bowman of XeroPulse and also of Outis . So you’ve got a very strong line up behind this project and being honest it really shines through. This is a very accomplished release for a debut EP. It also has that classic Grindcore recorded sound. Nice and dirty sounding! 

There’s four tracks in all. The final track ‘Wombripper’ features Gordo Casey of Chemical Sacrament, so another well known name in the Irish underground scene involved.  All the tracks are very good and enjoyed it as a body of work. ‘Deceiver’ and  ‘Fallacy’ are straight ahead frantic Grindcore/Death metal tracks. Short but hard hitting. ‘Frailty’  has a doomier intro and a lot slower in tempo. This track is my personal favourite on the EP. ‘Wombripper ‘ closes this EP and does so in fine fashion. Again it’s slower in tempo, but has a real grit to it. 

All in all a solid debut EP and Birth is a fitting title. Hopefully this is their literal birth and there’s more to come! I’m onboard anyway! 




Jamie Murphy – Vocals, Backing Vocals 
Darragh O’Connor – Bass 
Shannon Bowman – Guitars, Synths, Sampling, Artwork Deisgn, Mixing & Mastering. 

Guest Appearance 
Gordo Casey (Chemical Sacrement) – Vocals on Track 4 Wombripper


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First Teaser Trailer For Rob Zombie’s ‘DEVIL’S REJECTS’ Sequel Revealed At Recent Concert




Production is currently underway for Three From Hell, Rob Zombie’s long-awaited sequel to the 2005 cult flick The Devil’s Rejects. After spending the past few months teasing the film by way of numerous tantalising on-set photos, casting announcements and character posters, the rocker/director has at last unveiled the first trailer during the Clarkson, Michigan, stop-off of Zombie and Marilyn Manson’s co-headlining tour last night (July 12th). Zombie treated audiences to a short glimpse at the impending bloodbath, set to hit theaters next year. 

Three From Hell brings back Sheri Moon Zombie as Baby, Bill Moseley as Otis and the great Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding. The movie will be in theaters sometime in 2019. Rob Zombie hasn’t started post production, as he’s on the road with his ‘Twins of Evil’ tour, appearing alongside Marilyn Manson. That’s where he’s been showing off this first tease, which doesn’t provide any actual footage from the film.

The cast is comprised of B-Movie heavyweights, including Danny Trejo, Kevin Jackson, Wade Williams, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Clint Howard, Pancho Moler, Emilio Rivera, Daniel Roebuck, David Ury, Sean Whalen, Austin Stoker, Dee Wallace, Richard Brake, Bill Oberst Jr., Richard Riehle, Dot-Marie Jones and Tom Papa.

Rob Zombie has most recently been sharing character posters from Three From Hell, which you can also see below. These black and white one-sheet teasers have been slowly coming over the course of the last two months. First, we got a look at Bill Moseley as Otis. This was followed by Danny Trejo’s return as Rondo. Last week, we got a look at Sid Haig’s return as Captain Spaulding. There are still two more posters to come, with Sheri Moon Zombie yet to be seen as Vera-Ellen “Baby” Firefly and Jeff Daniel Phillips as Warden Virgil Dallas Harper.

You can take a look at the first Three From Hell trailer here. It’s mostly words flashing on the screen, triumphing the trio’s untimely return. Its matched up with some old footage from The Devil’s Rejects. But it’s enough to get everyone excited for what could be 2019’s greatest horror sequel. And this is a year that’s also getting a follow-up to IT, so it has its work cut out for it! 


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Why System Of A Down Have Not Recorded A New Album



System Of  A Down have been all over the metal news recently. Daron Malakian (vocals, guitar) spoke about their lack of ouput blaming Serj Tankian for the situation. Which doesn’t really surprise me as that lad can’t accept any blame for anything. He’s a dick basically! 

Serj released this truthful statement about the whole issue. All of which sounds more than fair. Hypnotise and Mesmerise were both pretty shit as Daron had take almost complete control of the band. Their first two albums is where this band began and ended for me personally. If Serj’s way was done, I reckon we’d get another classic album. Doesn’t look  likely now though…. 

Here’s his statement in full. 

Confessions about Soad by Serj Tankian

We are extremely lucky mofos for our fans to want a record out of our ragtag misfit of a crew after all these years, at times demanding it. This of course has led to numerous rumors about the band and our inability to make a record together coupled with he said/he said excerpts from each of our interviews in the past and present at times by sensationalism seeking media who are in no way, let’s say, changing the world for the better themselves 🙂

So I’m going to attempt to clarify things for all of our sake once and for all hopefully without vilifying anyone in the process.

It is true that I and only I was responsible for the hiatus Soad took in 2006. Everyone else wanted to continue at the same pace to tour and make records. 
I didn’t. Why? For numerous reasons:

1. Artistic: I’ve always felt continuing to do the same thing with the same people over time is artistically redundant even for a dynamic outfit like ours. By that time I felt that I needed a little time to do my own work. I wasn’t discounting restarting the process with the band later.

2. Egalitarianism: When we first started out our creative input and financial revenue splits were close to equal within the band. By the time Mezmerize/Hypnotize came around we were at the diametrically opposite end on both with Daron controlling both the creative process and making the lions share of publishing not to mention wanting to be the only one to do press.

3. I wanted to leave the band before Mezmerize/Hypnotize for these developing reasons. This is why I personally don’t feel as close to the music on those records. There were songs I wanted to bring in but was hampered by unkept promises coupled by my own passivity at the time.

Time went by, we all did our own thing. My solo career gave me the confidence as a songwriter and later composer to re-visit Soad from a position of strength at first just to tour and enjoy each others’ company, which we did and do so still.

I knew they wanted to make a record, but given the past I was hesitant. At times there would be emotionally tinged outbursts by one band member or another mostly blaming me for the band’s inactivity.

After a long time thinking and processing, about 2 years ago, I went to the guys with a proposition for a way forward as a band.

I wanted to rectify the wrongs of the past and establish a way we can all be happy moving forward so I recommended the following:

1. Equal creative input: by this time I had released 5 of my own records and was a better songwriter musically and Daron was getting better as a lyricist, so I said let’s each bring in 6 songs that all band members approve fully and work on them along with songs or riffs from Shavo.

2. Equal publishing split: I personally feel that a band is an equal partnership and finances should reflect that.

3. Directors cut: whomever wrote the song makes the final decision after exhausting all types of ideas from anybody within the group. I did this because in the past, I’d bring in a song that would be morphed into an undesirable version that I myself would withdraw from consideration.

4. Develop a new concept or theme so that it’s not just a record but a full experience.

(Obviously I’m omitting many other details here like agreeing on the “sound” of a new record which we couldn’t do either as we went back and forth with songs by Daron and myself. I remember sending lots of notes on songs by Daron, mostly from his current Scars on Broadway record, most of which I didn’t consider applicable to Soad etc, they played around with some of my songs-suffice to say I think we tried).

Ultimately I had to draw a line in the sand because I knew I could never be happy going back to how things used to be within the band.

And as we couldn’t see eye to eye on all these points we decided to put aside the idea of a record altogether for the time being.

My only regret is that we have been collectively unable to give you another Soad record. For that I apologize.

Thanks for reading


Well, what need I say? He wants a democracy within the band which Daron clearly will not agree to. A shame, but they gave us two classic albums! 



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Deicide Release New Track ‘Excommunicated’ From Their Forthcoming Album ‘Overtures Of Blasphemy’



Florida Death metal legends Deicide have released their first single ‘Excommunicated’ from their forthcoming album ‘Overtures Of Blasphemy’. 

It took me a couple of listens, but I’m optimistic for the new album on the strength of this track. This band never disappoint me personally, so I may be biased… 

They released this very brief statement today. 








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AXIS OF DESPAIR: Irish Premiere ‘Lockdown’ By Swedish Grindcore Kingpins, ‘Contempt For Man’ Debut LP Nears Release Through Southern Lord



We are hosting the Irish premiere of “Lockdown,” the new single by Swedish grindcore kingpinsAXIS OF DESPAIR. The band – formed by current and former members of Nasum, Coldworker, Infanticide, Volturyon, Livet Som Insats, Nervgift, Overtorture, and more – is preparing for theirContempt For Man debut full-length to see release through Southern Lord at the end of July.


Contempt For Man dispatches twenty super-charged tracks of AXIS OF DESPAIRs brutalizing but hook-laden grindcore attack. The album surges with blasting percussion delivered with savage force, yet every hit finding its target with pinpoint accuracy. The blazing riffs leave charred scars in their path, while lyrically the band unloads their noncompliance with humanity’s declining ways.


Of “Lockdown” the band offers, “While the title is a nod to fellow grinders Lock-Up, the music centers around an idea of doing a chorus riff with clear notes that moves around, thus creating a hook that makes ‘Lockdown’ stand out on the album. This is a quite good slice of AXIS OF DESPAIR‘s type of grindcore: while ‘Lockdown’ has its share of drive and aggression, it also has catchiness and a certain groove that we really like.”


Metal Injection’s write-up defines the track as, “a rather quick dose of buzzing guitars and blasting drums. It builds off a strong hook and a menacing groove. While only a small sample of AXIS OF DESPAIR‘s newest effort, it shows a promising forecast for the rest of Contempt Of Man.”



Contempt For Man was recorded by drummer Anders Jakobson at Soundlab Studios and in the band’s rehearsal room Summer 2017, mixed at Studio Ülgnor by Johan Berglund, and is completed with artwork by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Circle, Hate Eternal).


Southern Lord will release Contempt For Man on LP, CD, and digital formats July 27th; find preorders at the label webshop HERE and at Bandcamp where the tracks “A Life Of Ceaseless Grind,” “Crush The Empire,” and “The Wolven Law” are streaming HERE.


AXIS OF DESPAIR will perform at Obscene Extreme 2018 in Czech Republic on July 19th with more live actions to follow. Watch for additional tour dates, audio samples, and further album updates in the weeks ahead.



7/19/2018 Obscene Extreme Festival – Trutnov, CZ



was formed in late 2013 by former Coldworker members Joel Fornbrant (vocals), Oskar Pålsson (bass), and Anders Jakobson (drums). The lineup was completed by guitarist Kristofer Jankarls (also in Livet Som Insats) a few months later and the quartet focused on songwriting. The first recording took place in the spring of 2015 and the twelve tracks were released on the two 7″ EPs — Time And Again, released via Selfmadegod Records, and Mankind Crawls, a co-release through Give Praise Records and Spela Snabbare Records. Following both EPs and several live shows, AXIS OF DESPAIR set to work on new material, striving to create a striking grindcore album with an aggressive, yet diverse selection of strong songs. The writing process was spread out over a year until the band went into the studio and begun the recordings in the summer of 2017, now set to arrive in the form of their debut album, Contempt For Man.

Stream “Lockdown” now and check out Axis of Despair on FacebookContempt For Man arrives July 27 through Southern Lord.


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Daybreak Drop ‘Acid Green’ Brand New Brutally Heavy Single & Video



Planet Perth’s Daybreak are quickly being recognised as the next big thing in Australian Heavy Music. Having recently toured nationally with acts like Polaris, Alpha Wolf and Honest Crooks – the words SOLD OUT being stamped all over posters has been common occurrence.


Leaving behind their high school beginnings and moving forward into young adult life, the band recently stepped back into the studio with engineer and producer Cody Brooks to record new single ‘Acid Green’, which was then mixed and mastered by Lance Prenc. The track is available for purchase and streaming Wednesday, July 4th with a local launch party happening at Amplifier Bar, Perth taking place on Saturday, July 14th featuring guests Deadlights (Brisbane), Illyria and Owed to Damnation.


While the pure anger of their youth still remains, the band’s sound has matured into its current state.

Vocalist Shaun Cox said that new single Acid Green “…talks about a turning point at the start of my adult life. I describe the emotions that were running through my mind at a time where I could visualize how my future would pan out if I didn’t change the fundamental values in my life. This experience caused me to grow and mature as a person, faster than anything had before which also accompanies the maturing in the sound of our music. Acid Green is the start of the next chapter of Daybreak.”


Daybreak’s 2017 sophomore EP Death Dreams featured tracks with guest vocals from Mark Poidafrom Aversions Crown and Jamie Hails from Polaris. The EP’s massive & complex deathcore sound, developed well beyond their years, proved to be hugely successful and resulted in their Spotify numbers going through the roof, being showcased on the Official Deathcore Spotify & Homegrown & Heavy playlists to over 150k followers. Daybreak have already supported a tonne of bands, including Parkway Drive, The Acacia Strain, Stick to Your Guns, Ocean Grove, Alpha Wolf, Polaris, Hellions and Make Them Suffer.


‘Acid Green’ is live today on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and all good online outlets. Tickets are on sale for Daybreak’s Perth Launch show at the door ONLY.



For more information, head to facebook.com/daybreakperth


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