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Having made waves with their 2015 debut, The Life I Remember, the band have dramatically progressed beyond the melodic death metal sound of that release into something more complex, emotional, distinct, and devastatingly heavy. Evolution was not just the title of Once Human s sophomore release last year it was an armorplated declaration. And it evolved into something big. The video for their lead-off single Eye Of Chaos by now gathered more than 7 million views on YouTube alone. Stage Of Evolution is the consequential mutation of the Evolution album from studio to stage. It was recorded during last year s US tour and features not only songs from the studio album but also a cover of Machine Head s Davidian , a track from their 1994 debut album Burn My Eyes, co-written by Logan Mader. The track also features guest vocals by Fred Leclercq of Sinsaeneum and Dragonforce.
Eternal Return, the fourth full length from Richmond, Virginia’s heavy psychedelic quartet WINDHAND represents a new era for the group, a chrysalis moment that takes them to new and unforeseen heights. Across nine songs and 63 minutes, Eternal Return is an infectious display of songcraft cloaked in alluring atmosphere, molten fuzz, eerie psychedelia and ethereal vocals. The album was once again produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) with vivid artwork by Arik Roper (Sleep, High on Fire). Equally informed by heavy, fuzzed-out psych along with the iconic grunge / alternative groups of the 90s, WINDHAND have crafted a record brilliant in scope, powerful in execution, and perfect for an era of increasingly blurry yet still heavy borders.
I Loved You At Your Darkest; A crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema!
“It cannot be more blasphemous than this.”
That’s Behemoth mastermind Nergal talking about the title of the band’s 11th and latest album, I Loved You At Your Darkest. While it certainly seems an unlikely title for a black metal band—especially one that called their last album The Satanist—its origin might surprise you even more than the words themselves. “It’s a verse from the Bible,” Nergal reveals. “It’s actually a quote from Jesus Christ himself. For us, being a radical extreme metal band, it’s sacrilegious to the maximum.”
Monster Truck return with their brand new album ‘True Rockers’, out on Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 14 September 2018. True Rockers is the sound of a band letting loose and having fun. Album opener ‘True Rocker’ is a statement of intent and features Mr ‘I Wanna Rock’ himself, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister). Don’t tell Monster Truck that Rock is dead. Rock isn’t dead, it’s alive and burning a trail across the globe.
It’s Skrillex meets Slipknot. It’s a singular entity. It’s ZARDONIC. It’s that brilliant blend behind the burgeoning fervor for Zardonic around the world. Whether performing for 10,000 people in Russia, headlining festivals across South America, dominating Europe and Japan, Zardonic represents an immediate yet timeless musical apex striking a nerve across nationalities and false boundaries of any kind.