Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tiamat: New Video Released 384

Swedish band Tiamat has released a new video for the song 384 taken off of the newest album entitled "The Scarred People" out on October 26th, 2012 through Napalm Records. The video clip can be seen below.

The Scarred People is described as: "An atmospheric and dark jewel! It has been four long years since the band revolving around Swedish mastermind Johan Edlund let their fans waiting for a new sign of life. Finally, the successor to the highly acclaimed "Amanethes" hits the streets. It was worth the wait, as "The Scarred People" presents TIAMAT in absolute top form! Mainly based in hypnotic mid-tempo, the songs combine elements from the legendary first albums and the latest long-players in the impressive TIAMAT discography and offer brilliant Dark Gothic Metal full of emotion and melody. Starting with the first spin, songs like "Winter Dawn" or "Radiant Star" are irresistible catchy tunes that will offer numerous interesting details thanks to their sophisticated arrangements. "The Scarred People" is a grand and engaging album that will not only leave Die-Hard TIAMAT fans craving for more!"

01. The Scarred People
02. Winter Dawn
03. 384EKteis
04. Radiant Star
05. The Sun Also Rises
06. Before Another Wilbury Dies
07. Love Terrorists
08. Messinian Letter
09. Thunder & Lightning
10. Tiznit
11. The Red of the Morning Sun

PEST signs with Agonia Records

Swedish black metal outfit PEST has inked a record deal with Agonia Records. Band's fourth full-length album, entitled "The Crowning Horror",  is tentatively slated for June 2013 release.

The album will be preceded by an EP featuring two new tracks, which will be released this April. It will be available on a 7" vinyl and titled "Black Oath c/w Morbid Revelations". More news will follow shortly. The band commented: "After years of silence a new wave of black death will finally strike the world. The plague is upon us. Bring the darkness!"

arbogast: Genre-Mangling Chicago Trio Prepares For Live Actions

Chicago-based arbogast’s off-kilter but seamless hybrid of extreme musical styles infiltrated the media at the turn of the year by way of a crushing debut album, simply entitled I. The trio’s slamming hooks and percussion are also fueled by sturdy societal and political standpoints.

Following regional shows in support of the album over recent weeks, and while currently working on new videos to be released in the coming weeks, arbogast is actively setting up shows in their hometown and abroad. Having just confirmed a new set of dates on the East Coast this Spring, the outfit will take their chaotic, genresmashing tunes to new audiences throughout the Northeastern corner of the country in early April. In the meantime new Chicago shows are also confirmed; the band will share the stage with Behold... The Arctopus and Murmur in mid-March, and will also storm The Burlington with Guzzlemug and Arctic Sleep tonight, Thursday, February 28th.

Stay tuned for details on additional arbogast live actions to be confirmed and disbursed in the near future. In the meantime let the forty-three minutes of I infiltrate your auditory receptors RIGHT HERE.

Also check out the trio whipping up arbogast blue cheese hot wing burgers smothered in veggie chili with seitan during a recent interrogation/beer drinking session via Brutally Delicious HERE.

arbogast’s influences encompass everything that is heavy, blending metal, thrash, hardcore, sludge and even old-school punk into an aggressively progressive haze that never veers too far into the pretentious. Their debut album Itackles a theme on the minds of many: the declining morals of a country where the middle class is being overthrown by the greed of the privileged. Recorded by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) at Bricktop Studios in Pilsen and mastered by Matt DeWine at Ukrainian Village’s Pieholden Suite Sound, founded by the late Jay Bennett (Wilco), I was released in December via New Jersey-based Nefarious Industries.

arbogast Live Actions:
2/28/2013 The Burlington - Chicago, IL w/ Guzzlemug, Arctic Sleep [info]
3/14/2013 The Ultra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Behold... The Arctopus, Murmur [info]
arbogast April East Coast Tour:
4/01/2013 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Everything Went Black [info]
4/03/2013 The Summit - Columbus, OH w/ Magazines, Prize The Doubt, Hondus [info]
4/04/2013 Kung Fu Neck Tie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Carved Up [info]
4/05/2013 Lit Lounge - New York, NY w/ Bangladeafy, In Musth, Obsolete [info]
4/06/2013 TBA - NJ w/ Wreaths, A Fucking Elephant
4/07/2013 Garfield Artworks - Pittsburgh, PA