Get Prep’d: The Second Coming

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Get Prep’d – An exercise in priming you up with bands you can get down to, just before you ask “who?” and invoke the chagrin of the collective bowl.

KING PARROT

Dead Set – out on May 15th through Housecore Records

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As some of you may be aware, King Parrot are releasing their second album titled Dead Set on the 15th of May (pre-orders available). For those of you who are not familiar with this intense Australian band, now is the time to get yourselves ready for what promises to be a crazy ride.

King Parrot don’t just bring intoxicating metal to the table, they mount the table, pissing all over everything in sight, shrieking heretical verses and grinding in the face of the masses whilst laughing hysterically. In short, they will rip you a new anus, only not of the metaphysical kind.

Hailing from Melbourne (Victoria), where they procured the production skills of Jason Fuller from the legendary Victorian filth merchants Blood Duster, King Parrot’s first LP Bite Your Head Off (released in September 2013) showcased the band’s ability to seamlessly combine thrash, grind, hardcore and punk, along with a good dose of humour, which can be witnessed on pretty much any of their videos.

Having just toured North America, they have been signed to Phil Ansemlo’s Housecore Records and have recently released a video for their lead-in track Like A Rat. 

Get prep’d by buying Bite Your Head Off, pre-ordering Dead Set or by tucking into your favourite brew and checking out their videos (Shit On The Liver is my personal pick, or click here if you are impatient/humourless) for an early shot of uneasy laughter followed by a sore neck chaser. (Lacertilian)


Skinless

Only the Ruthless Remain – Out June 2nd on Relapse Records

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“I want you to sit back, relax. Grab your girl, grab your pole, let’s take a trip to the ol’ bunghole. Roll ’em.”

Our dear sweet Edward recently brought you the good news that the indomitable lords of brutality are finally returning. That’s right, pit ninjas. Skinless is back. So what do you need to know before Only the Ruthless Remain drops and turns whatever town you call home into a smoking crater of twisted metal and charred masonry? Saddle up, buttercup, because I’m going to slam dance you into the ground with some knowledge. Skinless first appeared on the New York death metal scene in 1992, though it wouldn’t be until 1998 that the world got to mosh to a proper full-length. During those early days, they helped put brutal death metal on the map with fellow East Coasters Suffocation and Dying Fetus by playing a loose, heavy as all hell blend of death metal replete with A-bomb slams and vocals that sounded like vocalist Sherwood Webber was gargling raw sewage. Progression Towards Evil is raw, sloppy, and impossibly hateful; it has everything you could want in a brutal death metal album, and “Confines of Human Flesh” remains a frequent headbanger for many to this day.

After such a colossal debut, the band would experience a number of line-up changes and would implement increasing technicality and progression in musicianship until the “final” line-up released Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead. This album, with its violent, nihilistic lyrics and imagery, and well-oiled- with-the-blood-of-your-enemies-Maginot-line-machinegun-heavy-technical-devastation would cement itself as a modern classic in brutal death metal. Some may decry the tighter production and pig squeals of vocalist Jason Keyser, but this album remains a favorite of many. Check out the title track for one of the most heinous exercises in technical slam. Alas, the band would go on to hang up the fabled “Logs of Brutality” for several years, but not even undeath could keep the Skinless ones down. After reuniting with Sherwood Webber, the band teased new material for quite some time before finally releasing “Serpenticide” officially as an advance track. But now the crypt has been opened, and the meat wagon has been set in motion once again. Prepare yourself by jamming Progression Towards EvilFrom Sacrifice to Survival, and Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead. (W.)


Blurring

Blurring – out May 1st on Handshake, Inc.

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Even though this self-titled LP is their first full length, Blurring have been grinding away since 2012 (you can check out their back catalog of singles and demos on Bandcamp). Hailing from Rochester, NY and sporting a pretty fucking formidable lineup (ex-Anthrax, Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, Kalibas, Warblade), these seasoned vets play a unique atmospheric brand of grind with riffs that wouldn’t feel out of place on a skronk-infested death metal record. That is if they weren’t being played at bullet-train speed. The prose-like lyrics tell bleak metaphorical stories of societal ills, dreams destroyed, and seething self hatred. The anger and disappointment are almost palpable as the guitars gnarl and twist and the drums shake the dirt loose from some abandoned upstate warehouse floor. Blurring will be available for purchase on May 2nd at Handshake, Inc.’s Bandcamp page. In the meantime, listen to an advance track below. (Celtic Frosty)


House Of Atreus

The Spear And The Ichor That Follows – out May 5th on Dark Descent Records

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Minneapolis death metal quartet House of Atreus are set to release their full length debut titled The Spear and the Ichor that Follows, to be released on May 5 in both physical and digital form on Dark Descent Records. Their 2011 demo and the followup EP Into the Brazen Bull showed the band having a talent for crafting exceptional songs with catchy galloping riffs and epic solos serving as a fine backdrop to tales of historical horror and decadence. Having listened to Invisible Oranges exclusive stream of the album, It’s apparent that they have decided to up the ante on pretty much everything (the main riff to first single Messenger of a Shaken Host is as triumphant sounding as anything the band has done.), while making even more varied and heartfelt songwriting, particularly placing more of an emphasis on mid-paced headbanging anthems such as Heir to the Crown of Sodom and rewritten demo track Throne of Chariots. If you like a tasty blend of death metal blended with just the right amount of thrashy candor and trad metal born melody, Simon says jump on the inevitable bandwagon and get this record. (Simon Phoenix)


Mamaleek

Via Dolorosa – Pre-order now here
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Our good friend Stockhausen wanted to include a piece about this upcoming album from Mamaleek but alas, he has been short of time. All I know about this outfit is that they hail from San Fransisco, have been playing experimental black metal since 2008 and that the legendary composer rates them highly, is that not enough for you to check them out? If not, we have ways of dealing with you and your willful ignorance.

The band had this to say about their upcoming release –

“It is at once, a solicitation and renunciation of the genres that are blended together to create something other…Traditional music turned against itself, in treasonous alliance with the barbarians at the gate whom it once hoped to keep out. May the acoustic ruin here documented compel you to turn to your lord. You may take these songs to your judgement day as a protest against the filthy oil pumping in your veins.”

Check out their previous work below –

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    Handshake Inc. is legitimately shaping up to be one of my favorite labels. Dude seems like a legit dude and has a great ear for music and picks up great bands.

  • Omg, my favorite lizard!

    I’m digging this House of Atreus. Thanks to mr. Phoenix too, for sharing this.

    • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

      No problem.

  • Scrimm

    House of Atreus sounds like another win for Dark Descent. Like Skinless alot but must admit I didn’t like Trample the Weak at all. Don’t really get King Parrot.

    • Dr. W.’s Tentacles

      I think the Skinless legions tend to be divided on the eras of the band.

      • Scrimm

        That lineup was still really good live, though Webber was a better frontman, but I just found the album to be boring.

        • The Beargod

          My take is PTE has some very good songs but album length concerned they got better as they progressed.

          • Scrimm

            I prefer From Sacrifice to Survival and Foreshadowing our Demise. Was kinda bummed when I saw them after From Sacrifice came out and they got the original drummer back they didn’t play shit from that album.

          • Dr. W.’s Tentacles

            From Sacrifice to Survival has some serious headbangers.

          • Scrimm

            It’s a stacked album.

      • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

        I’m certain I’m pretty much the only fan of theirs that likes From Sacrifice to Survival, though I like all of their albums.

        Also they fucking kill live. Saw them at L’Amours with Six Feet Under about 12 or so years ago and they stole the show.

  • JamesGrimm
  • Tyree

    Kalibas is a name I have not heard in years. Eric Burke on the goddamn drums. I think the dude is sponsored by Victory brewing company too. Jealous.

    Edit: He has The Hop Devil and Dirt Wolf artwork tattooed on his neck.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8YAqJ-CEAAJg7b.jpg

    • Dude, did you see this Adam Jarvis drum playthrough? https://youtu.be/J6sHFtNwnrk

      • Tyree

        The dude is a fucking speed demon. When I saw him last year, they did not have time to trigger his kick so the whole concert the drums just sounding like one giant wall of continuous bass. It was pretty brutal.

        • wow that’s nuts

        • I saw them recently and the dingus sound guy had no mics on anything. All you heard was the snare and the clicky kick triggers, no cymbals at all. Brutal, and not in a good way.

          • Tyree

            Gross. Way back when I saw Behemoth and that drum sound was one of the worst I ever heard. I think Inferno purposely only uses triggers and no bass drum at all. It sounded like a bunch ping pong balls being dumped on laminate flooring.

          • The worst live sound I’ve ever heard was definitely Cerebral Bore. The bass was all clanky with no actual notes, the guitarist was playing through some horrible digital amp that only put out trebly white noise (which he proceeded to mid-scoop like nobody’s business) and the drums were all triggered to the point he might as well have played an electric kit. Vocals were tremendously belchy though. 10/10

          • Tyree

            Sounding like shit rules.

          • The Beargod

            Yeah I hate it when bands sound exactly the same live as in studio too.

    • Scrimm

      Beer>>>>>>>>

    • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

      I don’t know what rules more; those boxes of beer or that Electro Quarterstaff shirt.

    • And here I am with this fucking Zima tattoo and nothing to show for it.

      • Tyree

        I talked to him about the Hop Devil tattoo once. Apparently he was at a brew fest and one of the dudes at the victory tent saw the tattoo and was really impressed. Eric told him he was in a band and in exchange for promoting Victory on tour and at home he would get free beer. I guess a lot of the bars in Rochester carry victory on tap because of Eric. Sounds like a hard life, Huh?

      • in eastern Europe and slavic parts of Russia, Zima means “winter” so that’s something….

    • Óðhinn
  • Fuck yea King Parrot!

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • Tyree

      Fucking Detroit man. Goddamn you have some sick ass metal over there you son of a bitch.

    • JamesGrimm

      does chris barnes better then chris barnes.

    • besides this being fucking rad…additional props for the good ol fashioned LP guitars

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Fuck yeah on the guitars. Classic always looks cool, and sounds even better.

        • fuck pointy guitars and kemper/axefx rigs

          • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

            Pls. Nothing beats the look of a well crafted V and/Explorer.

            If we’re talking about crappy, over compensating B.C. Rich style guitars, than yeah fuck em.

    • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

      Lmao I though you hated music videos mang.

      Also, this fucking rules.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        I do. But this wasn’t bad. The guitar porn helped.

  • Spear

    Skinless just released a new video a couple hours ago:
    EDIT: it’s naaaaastay.
    http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3341901/skinless-skinless-music-video-premiere-exclusive/

  • CT-12

    My fucking god Simon, thank you, this House of Atreus band rules! I’m also really digging Mamaleek as well, and maybe finally starting to see reasons to dig further into King Parrot and Skinless. Fucking awesome stuff in this post, I’m down to see more of these in the future!

    • Lacertilian

      I agree man, I can find something to get down with within each of these bands. Just a shame my wallet doesn’t feel the same way.

  • JamesGrimm
    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Still a great fuckin’ album in my mind.

      • Celtic Frosty

        I think it always will be. This is one of those classic swan song albums that will end up in lists forever.

    • Taylor Jong Un

      Oddly enough I bumped into this on accident a couple of weeks ago. Good album, but I thought it was going to be an electro-industrial CD when I saw the cover.

  • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

    I HATE/THE ROAD RUNNER
    WHY CAN’T/ WILE. E. COYOTE WIN?
    CARTOONS MAKE ME ANGRY
    WHY CAN’T/SYLVESTER EAT TWEETY?

    • JamesGrimm

      wat

    • Taylor Jong Un

      “The Big Bad Wolf wasn’t such a bad guy. He ate grandma, and grandpa stopped doing that a long time ago” -George Carlin

  • my mesh basketball shorts are so ready for Skinless.

  • well King Parrot takes today’s cake!

    • Tyree

      My boots smell like cake.

      • the last time i had cake-smelling boots, i tried to keep them smelling that way for as long as possible: i didn’t clean them, i didn’t walk over any other soiled areas. my wife (at the time) offered to buy me new boots and i refused. once i caught my two year-old daughter trying to clean them and i had to stop her. this went on for weeks, but rather than explain why i just gave them awkward silence. the issue seemed to have been dropped but a good two months later my wife said she had to know why. i figured at that point she was ready to know, so i told her: i do not want anybody to celebrate my birthday. ever.

        • Tyree

          Yeah, don’t fuck with the cake boots.

          • Taylor Jong Un

            That should be your new catch phrase! And say it in either a 80’s action movie voice or a Walter White sorta way.

      • Taylor Jong Un
    • Lacertilian

      Is it caramel cake?
      Plz respond..

      • red velvet, no icing. that’s all i can do cake-wise, as i hate sweets

        • Lacertilian

          that’ll have to do.
          I’ll buy one, then you can watch me get stoned & eat it via skype?

  • Celtic Frosty

    When I wrote the bit about Blurring there wasn’t yet a full album stream available. It actually came out on Bandcamp yesterday so you can hear the whole thing here. Please do. https://blurring.bandcamp.com/album/blurring

    • Lacertilian

      I really like their use of dissonance, it’s not excessive but still enough to get the discordant effect.

  • J.R.

    that House of Atreus is st8 ballin son

  • JWG

    Not sure where else to note this, so here will have to do:
    I just found a copy of the Obscura re-issue. At HMV (Canada). For $10.

    Considering their usual definition of “metal” is a weird two-headed beast consisting of (a) The Big Four of Thrash Metal plus various more recent imitators (they love to overstock A7X albums) and (b) mallcore of the most generic variety possible, I consider this a find of rarity actually nearly comparable to having simultaneously located the original issue of Obscura in any other shop and paying less than $50 for it.

    That said, HMV surprise me more lately than ever before. So maybe that was a bit overboard. Not by much. But it may seem more harsh an assessment in coming months.

  • Mamaleek . . . maybeleek.

    Everything elseleek . . . noleek.

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    Is sunscream a deliberate error? Also, I will own that Blurring soon. It’s inevitable

    • Lacertilian

      Sunscream sounds like a good idea too.

    • Taylor Jong Un

      Sunscream sounds like the name of a really really bad goth metal band.

  • Taylor Jong Un

    Holy Abe Vagoda’s Zombie, this new Skinless track is fucking insane! That shit straightened out my nose hairs! As with anything Skinless, 10/10 tendies, with exta Sriracha.

    http://i.imgur.com/xhnoLn7.gif

  • Kovac The Defiler

    King parrot the only band to make you laugh cry and shit yourself all at the same time… Thanks lacertilian… Don’t forget the bonox…

    • Lacertilian

      You shit yourself regardless of King Parrot though, just find an ATM in a public place and away you go.

  • Daghole McGriff

    KING PARROT OWNS!!!