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Official MOONSORROW documentary crowdfunding nears completion; teaser trailer released


The official MOONSORROW documentary, Home of the Wind, is nearing completion on its Crowdfunding Campaign (available until June 11th).

Offering a unique chance to be a part of metal history, and a chance to personally enter the chronicles of the pagan metal giants, you can visit the campaign here:

And view the first teaser of the documentary here:

Home of the Wind is an entirely independent project (produced by Jörmungandr Media, including writer Grilo do Demo, author of the Unofficial Moonsorrow Biography). Supported by the band and record label, the documentary will centre on the unique life and history of the band, and will consist entirely of interviews with the band members and their environments.

As founding member Henri Sorvali says: “We guarantee it will be worth the wait. We’re fully supporting it and are thankful of all the support you can give.” Guitarist Mitja Harvilahti adds: “There’s a lot of music you haven’t heard, there’s a lot of places we can show you.”

“It’s been more than a year working day by day and I can’t believe how close we are to make this real,” says director Leo Aragón. The documentary won’t be commercialised after the Crowdfunding Campaign, this being the only chance to obtain a physical copy, as well as the remaining (and previously unseen) Moonsorrow memorabilia. 

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LIVE RECAP: Taake at Dante’s with Wolvhammer, UADA, and Winter in the Blood


As a lame adult with growing responsibilities, I don't get out much for concerts anymore.  As Danny Glover puts it in Lethal Weapon, "I'm too old for this shit."  But that doesn't mean there aren't those circumstances where someone comes through who I am dying to scratch off the bucket list.  Taake coming through the US is one of those times.  After a long fiasco with their visas leading to delays, the tour is finally afoot, and I had the pleasure of catching them at Dante's in Portland for one of the best live performances I have ever seen.

INTERVIEW: Schammasch on ‘Triangle’


After blowing the competition away with their previous album, 'Contradiction,' Schammasch has once again proven that they are one of the most innovative and adventurous voices in black metal today.  Their latest offering, 'Triangle,' has been received with massive critical acclaim.  And despite its length and scope, it remains one of the tightest albums I have heard this year across genres.  It was with great pleasure and anticipation that I sent the enigmatic group these questions, and the answers did not disappoint.  Join us as we talk 'Triangle,' Switzerland, and the future of black metal.

Flight’s Metalcore-ner Vol 3

It's that time again: time to share the best and brightest that modern metal metalcore has to offer.  Three more bands for you here, each cut from the same cloth but with elements that give them a distinct flair.  Get ready to bang your head to the riffs and sing along to these lyrics.

INTERVIEW: Titaan mastermind Lalartu


Back on January, one man black metal project Titaan released 'Kadingir'; an album that still stands as one of the best in the genre this year.  In review I described its sound as mysterious, " the pendulum swinging between violent night terrors and eerie visions."  Its union of aggressive 2nd wave and ominous ambient is matched perhaps only by that of Schammasch's 'Triangle', though each album has its own unique take on the style.  Mastermind Lalartu took the time to (in his own way) answer our questions about the album, influences, and black metal in general.  His responses are some of the most interesting, and at times puzzling, content I have received to date.

INGESTED: British Death Metal Unit Joins Unique Leader Records



Extreme metal powerhouse, Unique Leader Records, is pleased to welcome British death metal unit,INGESTED, to their expanding realm of sonic brutality.
Forged in 2006 in Manchester, England from previous incarnation, Age Of Suffering, INGESTED has released three studio albums and two EPs. They signed with UK-based Siege Of Amida Records in 2008, then with Century Media in 2015. Their third full-length, the critically-lauded The Architect Of Extinction, was released in January of 2015. The band will level stages throughout the US this Summer as part of this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour featuring Cannibal Corpse, Nile and Suffocation among so many others. The trek comes in advance of the band’s forthcoming new full-length, slated for release via Unique Leader later this year.
INGESTED on Summer Slaughter:
7/23/2016 The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
7/24/2016 The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
7/26/2016 The International – Knoxville, TN
7/27/2016 Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
7/28/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY
7/23/2016 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
7/30/2016 The Palladium – Worchester, MA
7/31/2016 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
8/02/2016 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
8/03/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
8/05/2016 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
8/06/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
8/08/2016 Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
8/10/2016 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
8/11/2016 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
8/12/2016 The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
8/13/2016 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
8/15/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
8/16/2016 Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
8/17/2016 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
8/19/2016 The National – Richmond, VA
8/20/2016 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
8/21/2016 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Fundamentally inspired by the late ’90s early ’00s American brutal death metal scene, INGESTEDlater incorporated elements of the rising deathcore scene into their already vicious sound. Following their debut album, Surpassing The Boundaries Of Human Suffering (2009), INGESTED earned critical and cult success. Kerrang Magazine gave the album a 4/5 score stating, “They’re likely to scare some of the death metal big boys out of their path on the way to the top.” Terrorizer Magazine concurred with an 8.5/10 rating and nominated them for Best Newcomer in their 2009 year-end wrap-up. Subsequent to this release, INGESTED played major UK festivals including Damnation Deathfest supporting Vader and Repulsion on the mainstage, as well as Hellfire Festival, and Ghost Fest which included Whitechapel, Sylosis, and Despised Icon. In January of 2010, INGESTED embarked on their first European tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, 3 Inches Of Blood, The Faceless, and Carnifex.
The band’s sophomore album, The Surreption, arrived just one year later. The band adopted a more melodic and mature approach, recruiting guest vocal talents of Alex Erian from Canadian band Despised Icon. A month prior to its release, INGESTED toured with fellow UK outfits Annotations Of An Autopsy and Martyr Defiled across the UK and Europe. 2012 saw the outfit play another headlining UK tour and their fourth Ghost Fest with The Black Dahlia Murder, Emmure, and Comeback Kid on the main stage. They also played the European travelling tour, Extremefest, featuring Exodus, Suffocation, and Origin, after which they wrote their self-released EP Revered By No One, Feared By All.
A fully DYI release, The EP was mainly funded through various one-off shows in early 2013.INGESTED also took responsibility for the graphic design, printing, publishing and distribution of the EP selling 500 hand-numbered copies in under two months from its release with no distribution (Siege Of Amida later acquired the digital distribution rights). Revered By No One, Feared By All reaped critical acclaim from publications and fans alike. Terrorizer Magazine gave it an 8/10, Rocksound Magazine and 8/10 and Metal Hammer a 7/10.
Devoting most of their time to writing their third album, The Architect Of Extinction, and seeing them move from Siege Of Amida to Century Media Records in 2014, the album was released in January of 2015 again with critical and fan acclaim. UK newspaper, The Daily Sport, featured INGESTED as their Artist Of The Week, Rocksound awarded the album a 7/10 rating while Denmark’s Metalized Magazine gave it an 8/10 rating naming it an Editor’s Choice pick for that month.
Later that year, INGESTED set out on their first headlining tour of Europe which included an appearance at the Impericon Fest with bands such as Whitechapel, Suicide Silence, and The Ghost Inside. Sold out shows supporting Thy Art Is Murder followed and by September they embarked on their first US trek on the well-received Devastation On The Nation Tour with death metal giants, Krisiun and Origin, alongside Aeon, Soreption, and Alterbeast.
INGESTED will release their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length later this year via Unique Leader Records with details to be revealed in the coming months.
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Source: Earsplit PR

INTERVIEW: Hollow Bones’ Patrick Anthony


Hollow Bones are a metalcore and post-hardcore outfit froom New York.  Their new album, 'Lionheart' is set to release this Friday after weeks of teasers, music videos, and other generous coverage from Fresno Media.  We got together with frontman, Patrick Anthony, to get the scoop on the new album, local favorites, touring experiences, genre labels, women in heavy music, and more.

INTERVIEW: In Twilight’s Embrace

After releasing one of the breakout albums of 2015, 'The Grim Muse,'  In Twilight's Embrace are back once more with a new EP entitled 'Trembling.'  Containing 3 more songs to break your neck to, this new release feels like just one more chapter for a band on the rise.  We caught up with the new princes of melodic death metal to talk influences, Poland, and the new material.
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