New Music Roundup: Deiphago, Hate, Torche, Deathhammer, Gouge, and More

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They say every 3.7 seconds a metal band is born in a billowing cloud of body odor and social ineptitude. That makes for a lot of new music. Usually shit. Some of it is so lousy that it makes me wonder if there might be a better use of my time than listening to metal on the internet for 14 hours every day. But when the sifting pays off and I find something listenable, it makes all those consecutive weeks of neglecting my wife and forgetting to feed my cat worth it, and I offer it up to the toilet. 

 

First: Deiphago is gettin’ all ready to to drop the follow-up to 2012’s Satan Alpha Omega via Hell’s Headbangers sometimes this Spring — the most metal of all seasons. It shall be called Into the Eye of Satan. The bestial warriors in Deiphago have churned out particularly suffocating manifestations of black/death in the past, and from the looks of this here teaser (I fucking hate the word teaser), we’ll be getting more choice chaos this year.

According to the band: “Recording of the fourth album with Colin Marston has been completed, and we have the final mix/master on our hands. This is a powerful, massive record that will push the limits of black metal to new grounds! Colin has captured the essence of Deiphago and unleashed it in its fullest sonic potential! Into The Eye Of Satan explores very angular and challenging song structures, with unorthodox guitar scales and arpeggios, without losing all the chaotic elements that only Deiphago can deliver! We continue to challenge the current black metal scene that has become lame and stagnant. Forward movement under chaos!”

Check out the teaser below, where you can watch the vocalist teach us how to be not lame at around 2:15.

 

Second: A few roundups agoChristian shared the teaser (goddammit) video for Hate’s upcoming album, Crusade:Zero (February 10th via Napalm Records). Now they’ve released an official video for a new song called “Valley of Darkness,” wherein they play their instruments and set some nice religious art on fire. I’m not going to sit here and pretend that this first riff isn’t good and heavy, but – and this has been said here before – Mr. Konrad Ramotowski should be spending less of his time burning shit and more of his time convincing his bros in Kriegsmachine to give me more Mgła.

 

Third: I don’t know anything about pretty much anything, and Torche is no exception. However, it has come to my attention that many people enjoy the music that they make, so here’s this. The band has already released the lead single for their upcoming album Restarter (listen to “Minions” here), which is set for release through the ladies and gents at Relapse Records on February 24th. A few days or something ago they released a second song from the album, “Annihilation Affair.” It’s heavy and sludgy.

 

Fourth: Deathhammer is responsible for one of my favorite demos of the last ten years – Savage Poser Hunt. You may know them as “that one band on that one weird guy’s jacket on that one Darkthrone album cover.” Onward to the Pits made some noise in 2012, and now they’re bringing the Satan back with “Satan Is Back” (from their upcoming full-length Evil Power, set for release on March 9th). It’s a hellish, no-fucks-given thrash attack that should have you thrashing and giving no fucks in record time. Blast it. Blast your enemies.

 

Fifth: The Norweigan upstarts in Gouge (also responsible for the blackthrashing Condor) have premiered a track from their upcoming full-length debut Beyond Death (also March 9th via Hells Headbangers). “Devil’s Debt” recalls the olden, gore-soaked death metal of  bands like Repulsion and early Death. It’s only barely over two minutes long, but brevity is part of the appeal. It gets in, pukes its charmingly squalid guitar tone all over your face and upper body, and gets out. The riff at 0:55 speaks to me. It says – smash your head into everything and bury the innocent alive.

 

Sixth: Iron Bonehead is back yet again to save us from frustrating mediocrity, only this time with equally frustrating mystery. Here’s what I don’t know: 1) the band’s origin, 2) the band’s location, 3) the band’s members, 4) the band’s name – it’s either Swarth or Swarp or Swarþ or something. Here’s what I do know: 1) whoever they are released a compilation last year called Omines Pestilentiae, 2) Iron Bonehead just premiered this song (“I”) from an upcoming 7″ entitled Veneficivm which should be available let February, 3) it kicks ass. “I” is introduced by a gloriously grotesque pairing of creeping dissonance and the recurrent tolling of funeral bells before it breaks into gurgly, blasty furor. I’m not telling you what happens after that because I need to go grocery shopping like right now. But I will tell you that it rules.

  • Tyree

    You fucking had me at Repulsion. Fucking Gouge rules!!!

    Swarth is sick too!

    • Edward #negrodMMXV
      • Tyree

        Except, I punch Renée Zellweger instead of hugging her. POW, right in the kisser.

        *Headbangs to Gouge afterwards.

    • My gf has Horrified on vinyl. Keeper?

      • Tyree

        I do aswell sir.

        • Renan Ribeiro

          That’s because you’re a keeper as well.

          • Tyree

            OooooooOooooooo!

      • Renan Ribeiro

        What’s a girlfran?

        • Something that some people claim exists IRL

          • Renan Ribeiro

            I think I had one of those in Ragnarok

          • I paid someone 50gp in Runescape to be mine

          • Renan Ribeiro

            Then she killed you and took the rest of your money once you’ve reached the PVP free area.

          • She told me we could only kiss in the wasteland or whatever

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            It does exist in real life. I had one in 2013.

  • My old band’s name was Gouge. Good to see it didn’t go to waste.

    • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

      *Shock announcement* It’s the same band.

    • If anybody cares we put some songs on bandcamp a while back. It’s that hardcoreish type of metal.

      http://gougenj.bandcamp.com/releases

      • Tyree

        Dude, this is intense.

        • Thanks, this stuff is over 10 years old I think.

  • I posted this in the other thread, but I haven’t seen anyone else talking about this band.

    Excellent death metal starting 2015 off right. Rapture Through Bondage is particularly tasty.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1_5oN487yQ

    • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

      How many of your friends play in this? This is like the fourth time I see you sharing this and you never do that unless it has your friends or is Riot.

      • I think this is only the second time I shared this? I don’t know this band actually :/

        • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

          You lie, and you shared this at FB too.

          • Oh, I forgot about that. THen it’s the third time. Lrn 2 count pleb

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            Counting is fyr plebeijan droids, lol

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            I actually like this tho

          • Mission accomplished

    • no power metal riffs, wtf?

      but I dig it!!!

      GL

    • MoshOff

      That artwork is now my screensaver. #danseagravecore

      • those long, gangly arms in the middle there are killer.

        GL

      • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

        I kinda hate it how he ALWAYS makes a cover like this. And you know what I hate even more, he hasn’t yet really ever failed.

    • damn! kitteh approved.

    • xvxvxcv

      oh my…. this is fantastic, thank you sir!!!!!!!!!!!

      • DDubya.

        New here? If so, welcome to the toilet.

  • NefariousDude

    Torche is good shit

  • Tyree

    New Deiphago is sounding beyond fucking heavy. Looking forward to these Filipinos putting out this new record.

    Colin Marston >>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • Collin Marston is the best for that massive, cavernous sound that so many bands are getting from him lately

      • Tyree

        He also sucks at playing bass guitar. Remember when we saw him with Gorguts? 😉

  • Listening to music 14 hours every day would make me cranky too.

    Diehago: killer tone
    Hate: lol at what looks like corpse paint? and lol for the singers strat he is playing. way to keep it brutal (buttz)!
    Torche: nice! but Mastodon called and they want their cleaning singing back
    Deathhammer: I need a full stereo for this, headphones will not cut it
    Gouge: I agree with you 0:55 sentiments!
    Swarth or Swarp or Swarþ or something: passs on that gasssss

    GL

    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      lol @ cleaning singing

      • #proof-reading-is-for-suckas

        GL

        • Edward #negrodMMXV

          Haha, I thought you did it on purpose.

          ND

      • Renan Ribeiro

        They actually recorded it while brooming the studio’s floor

    • i’d rather somebody take Mastodon’s cleans away from them

      • Yeah I am not sure I how I feel about their cleans. I like how they all take turns singing. I bought their first two albums back before they were all the rage and promptly moved on. Their latest seemed pretty good – but I just couldn’t bite it off.

        GL

        • Lacertilian

          I was there until they let Brann chuck a Ringo.
          Troy should have stayed on main vocals IMO.

  • Renan Ribeiro

    I love me some Torche, and this song is definitely heavier than anything on their last album – but I have a feeling that this next release is going to be subpar. Not sure why.

    • The last album was so dang catchy!

      • Renan Ribeiro

        Yeah, I listened to it several times. Still revisit from time to time. I thought there was something lacking with this new song… Hope it’s one of those cases when they release an OK song from a great album.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I’ll have to give it a listen. I like catchy music.

  • Celtic Frosty

    That Deathhammer track is a circle pit waiting to happen.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    New Deathhammer!! Fuck yes!

  • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

    That Swarth sounded promising until the lolbuttzed vocals happened. Torche sounds cool, nice gitar tone in particular. Everything else will meh in eternity.

    • You’re not a real goat!

      • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

        Why do you value my opinion?

    • Tyree

      I like the Lolbuttzed vocals. Keep em Lolbuttzed forever!

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        Did someone say lolbuttzed vocals? This is the ultimate lolbuttz vocal performance. Fuck Michael McDonald. He’s a douche.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5S5dkpUKwk

        • Tyree

          Yup.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I’m happy you agree with me. I prefer the current version of the Doobie Brothers which doesn’t have him in it. I can’t wait to see them at my county fair in August.

          • New York city has a county fair? Didn’t you say you lived in NYC?

            GL

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I live in Poughkeepsie which is an hour from NYC. I never said I lived in NYC.

          • Lol, he looks like the guy from Teens For Cash (Jay Crew) nowadays! Michael McDonald doing porn: your dreamy thought for the day!

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I never want to think of that again.

        • And just for you, Jim! Gotta love how he’s waxing poetic about the whole thing.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzSNs7VLfV0

  • New Ensiferum doesn’t suck

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv0CRm94ObE

  • Tyree

    New KEEPER song!!! “777” BRING THE HEAVY!

    http://www.cvltnation.com/exclusive-cvlt-nation-streaming-keeper-777/

  • Nordling Rites ov Kahlua

    I’m going to skip Swarth and Hate, other than that it’s more or less good-ish

  • Guacamole Jim

    I was really digging Deiphago until the vocals came in. They sounded like a parody. Hate is pretty cool, nothing really exceptional. Torche is rocking my socks though!

  • Scrimm

  • for all those who dug Volahn last week, full album is up for streaming! can’t find where to buy tho…

    https://crepusculonegro.bandcamp.com/album/cn-26-aqabal

  • FeelTheDarkness

    That Torche tune. Very nice indeed

  • My thoughts on the music listed:
    Deiphago – What the fuck am I listening to?
    Hate – Pretty good but no noshable riffs.
    Torche – I fucking hate Torche. This song doesn’t change my opinion.
    Deathhammer – I wish I could listen to this whole album online as I’ve been searching for it for a month but I might just have to buy it.
    Gouge – This is magic.
    Swarth – This makes me happy.

    • Same. I can’t stand Torche, or at least the shit I heard. Especially that video where they’re playing little league baseball of all things.

  • Simon PhoenixKing

    Deathammer live kicks ALL the asses.

  • Renan Ribeiro

    I’ve only just listened to all the songs and this is one of the best round-ups of all time.

  • Lacertilian

    Good shit @masterlordsteeldragon:disqus
    Deiphago sound crazy.
    Of course Colin would have something to do with this..