New Music Roundup: Fuck The Facts, Cult of Endtime, Helloween, De Lirium’s Oder, Speedtrap, Pyramaze, A.R.G and The Body

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Hey! Guess what? Some new music that you probably-maybe-perhaps have not listened to yet is out, again. I know, what a pain in the ass to be offered so much great music for absolutely nothing on a nearly daily basis. I’d do myself in too if I was as miserable as you. The good news, unlike you, I didn’t have to listen to any of this, I just compiled it all into a neat little package for your listening displeasure.

Canadian “bastardized grindcore” act Fuck The Facts is putting out a split with Fistfuck on May 12th, you can pre-order the thing for really cheap over at Bandcamp where you can also stream “Skid Etiquette” or you can go to Soundcloud for “Nukestalgia”. Judging by these two tracks they continue on the same dark and furious path “Abused” left them on, except being more furious and more grind-like. If you’re not familiar with FTF then fuck you get on it. But hey, don’t take my word for it, here’s what our very own Spear had to say about “Abused”: “GOD DAAAAYUM”.

(You could also check the Fistfuck side of the split here.)


Were you left disappointed by Helloween’s first sample-track from their latest horrible cover art euro-power masterpiece? Me too. Luckily “Battle’s Won” is much, much better. I am not a big power metal fan, but Helloween is the perfect soundtrack for the annual “Be Happy For An Hour”-day and luckily “My God-Given Right”, an album as horribly named as illustrated, seems to make no difference. It will be released on Nuclear Blast on the 29th day of May and will mark a record for the band by being the first time Helloween releases five albums with the same line-up.


More good news for all you power metal freak-ios. Pyramaze, the band formerly harboring Matt Barlow and Lance King, is back. With a new vocalist called Terje Harøy. He does his job nice-enough but I guess fans of previous vocalist will not like this because Matt Barlow has a hard time singing more than two sentences in a row boo-hoo. Disciples of the Sun will be out April 22nd and you can listen to “Fearless” here. I’m still not a fan and I’ll probably never play this track again, but it’s pretty good for what it is.


There’s a new EP, called “The Tears of Job” that a band called The Body put out for all the good people who helped out in times of trouble by donating money towards a new touring van. You can listen to at least two different songs of it online but none can say for how long (these were, most likely, not downloaded by legitimate parties). So if you are interested in the slightest you should maybe get on it, like right now.


A Finnish death/thrash band called A.R.G (or Ancient Rotten Graveguards) are putting out a new album “Redemption from Refaim”, some 24 years after their last one. You can listen to “Equilibrium”, the first track to be thrown into daylight, here. The album will be out on 29th of May. So that’s cool.


If you haven’t checked out the speed metal patrol, Speedtrap, then now is the hour. Svart Records will put out their new album on Sep 11th but the first single “Straight Shooter is already streaming and it’s pretty neat no-bullshit metal to get a speeding ticket to. Motörhead attitude, pre-teen Halford vocals and catchy biker attitude for riffs. Need I say more?


Svart Records is on it. Cult of Endtime is a damn gnarly death metal unit working hard to rip your head off. I can’t quite put my finger on all their flourishes, which I guess is good. There’s an old school feel here, but no Entombedcore to be found for miles. There’s an Occult-atmosphere and occasional keyboard presence that give the “Cairns On Mercury” a very blackened feel, despite being death metal in construction. In Charnel Lights will be released on May 29th.

In Charnel Lights will feature contributions from drummer Tiera of the recently discussed Kuolemanlaakso, but he has unfortunately left Cult of Endtime.


Do you remember the ancient days when Tech-Death Thursday was still operational and I wrote a little quest blurb about De Lirium’s Order, a tech-death band who enslaved the weedilies and the deedilies and forced them to work for their songs, while weaving constant melodies and semi-thrashy riffs to the body of their work? Sometimes it was hard to forget just how stellar their playing was, because of all the catchy stuff going on, but back when they released their debut “Victim No.52”, inspired by “the Rostov Ripper and the likes”, they were a different beast.

The skill is already there but there are no weedilies or deedilies. This is very Brutal Death/Thrash with an odd melodic sensibility. The album has been sold out for a long time and now Woodcut records has finally re-released it. If the title track an “Through The Eyes Of A Murderer” don’t make you want to trash the world into teeny-tiny pieces then I don’t know who I am anymore. I think I can say without stretching too much that this is in my top ten metal albums of all time.

Yes, I said it. SUCK ON IT PLEB!

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  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    Fuck The Facts and The Body in the same post? This is my kinda website ❤

    • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

      I like the Helloween and the Speedtrap preview. They are good bands.

      • KJM

        Speedtrap is ok. The vocals are a bit meh.

      • What about Pyramaze?

        • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

          I haven’t listened to it yet. I’ll listen to it now.

          • Hope you like it! n-n)

            It’s good, to me. If you liked new Helloween, you will probably dig it, but it’s more Proggy Power.

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            I’m digging this Pyramaze.

  • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

    Yay, Helloween!

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Gaze into the void, you lifeloving cunts.

  • Tyree
  • Goat of Dank desires

    “Fuck the facts is putting out a split with Fistfuck”

    I don’t think I’m allowed to go to this site from my parents.

    • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan

      I’m 17 years old, so I can watch this; obviously, even porn! xD Sooner or later, you’re gonna? be 17 too.

      D: I’m a Skrillex fan!

      xXMonroeFantasyXx in reply to PennyBar, 4 days ago

      • “porn! xD”

      • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

        Your gimmick, though extremely elaborate and labor intensive, is getting old. I enjoyed it once but I don’t anymore.

    • JWG

      If they’d only change their name slightly “Cult of Bedtime” could be very very well received by parents of young children. Until they press play, anyway…

  • New Fuck the Facts is always fun.
    These songs by The Body are pretty aight if not really anything too special.
    Oof, that ARG lyric video was painful.
    I pretty much knew exactly what that Speedtrap song would sound like just from the image, and that’s not a bad thing at all.
    Cult of Endtime are really nasty, probably my favorite thing here.
    De Lirium’s Order, power metal…I’ll pass.
    Have you ever had so much fun?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q78Teqr2T6E

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      I like Dissection.

      • King, I finally listened your stuff. Thumbs up, you did a great job!

        Now, here’s a Baphomet song because here’s a Baphomet song.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVcRhP70oK4

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Thanks dude, and thanks for the random US death metal!

        • RustyShackleford

          That is a slammin’ groove!!!

        • Jesus Built My Hot Dog

          Haven’t heard these guys in ages!

      • Tyree

        I’m one of those dorks that still uses the CD player in his car because he refuses to get a smartphone or iPod adapter. So, Storm of the Light’s Bane has not left the car CD player for about a week now. Non stop driving death.

        • Dr. Dubz

          I use mine too, but that’s because it’s a pain to queue up songs when my trips are typically 10 minutes or less.

          • Tyree

            Yup, too much effort to listen to music. Plus, I’m so damn dumb when it comes to iTunes and smart phones. Just keep it simple.

        • okay, been hearing a lot about this on the Latrine, giving it a go…

        • KJM

          I refuse to have anything but the most basic flip phone and even then I hardly ever take it with me.

          • Tyree

            Yeah, I’ll text every once in a while but I only use the phone to make calls. I hate to be that dick that is always staring at his fucking phone especially at the bar or when you are trying to have a basic conversation with someone.

    • The Beargod

      Pass on DLO? Your Anthrax has been mailed at the following address. Poser avenue, Hackville, FU

  • I’m digging Pyramaze. Awesome voice. Thanks, Oso.

    • Hey, this new Helloween song is better than the first one. I think I will spin the new record just for this one.

    • Dagon

      Why Helium? Are the voices high pitched like Mickey Mouse?

      • Dr. Dubz

        Huhu, hey Pluto!

        • Dagon

          I am the biggest Josh Homme dick rider out there but his falsetto sort of sounds like Mickey in live renditions of “I Never Came”.

          • KJM

            I’ve always been more of a Fu Manchu guy myself.

          • Dagon

            Bob Balch is the man but my whole love for stoner metal grew because of Kyuss, Homme’s guitarwork and Brant’s drumming.

          • The Beargod

            Absolutely love Kyuss, but could never get into other Homme bands/projects apart from a few songs. I don’t think his as good as he thinks he is.
            + No Reeder<<<<<<<<<<<<

          • Dagon

            I’m not going to try and “defend” him or whatever because it would just be me fanboying the fuck out. We can agree on Reeder, though.

            There’s few bands out there whose discography I’ve dissected and listened to over and over again, Kyuss and QotSA being among those few.

          • The Beargod

            This is the only QOTSA song I ave been playing recently.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-biUrei87o

          • Dagon

            Is it my fault? I did put it up on Bass RotW.

          • The Beargod

            I dunno, I think someone linked this on FB a while back (ToH or no ToH). Could have been the RoTW too though.

          • Dagon

            If you ever feel like listening to more I’d recommend starting with their first album, or the last. The first is Homme tripping out with repetition and playing all the instruments, and the last is sort of opera rockish collaborative masterpiece.

          • The Beargod

            I might have to check that latest, the rest I’ve heard. I think LtP had some nice tunage too + Mosquito song is aight.

          • Dagon

            Mosquitos come, to suck your blood and leave you dry
            All alone
            Just skin and bones

          • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

            That sounds like a good idea for a song.

          • Jesus Built My Hot Dog

            Only thing of his I like outside of Kyuss is when he was on No Reservations.

          • The Beargod

            Don’t recall if I ever tried that one.

          • Jesus Built My Hot Dog

            It’s the travel/food show with Anthony Bourdain.

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

          • Jesus Built My Hot Dog
  • dat Fuck the Facts!

  • JamesGrimm

    FTF always deliver.

  • Guppusmaximus

    Gawd, I must be real fucking old…That Helloween song was fugging terrible. And how did we go from bands like Defiance & Atrophy to the bastard love child of G’N’R & AC/DC being labeled as Speed Metal?! *ugh*

    • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

      I liked the Helloween.

    • Maik Beninton

      Yeah I didn’t like that Helloween song.
      It felt like something I’ve heard a thousand times before.

      • Dagon

        It’s really hard for me to like stuff like that. It just sounds terrible to my ears.

        • Maik Beninton

          It’s so cheesy and predictable that it’s annoying.

          • Dagon

            It’s not even the predictability, it’s the sound. Speed metal is sort of predictable and I still love it. So are the interchangeable generic stoner rock bands.

          • The Beargod

            Both have their moments and summer is coming… so I spy lots of both in the near future.

          • Guppusmaximus

            I wouldn’t mind the cheeziness so much if the lyrics didn’t read like they came from an NES game translated from Japanese. What really bothers me with 99% of “Power Metal” nowadays is the sterile production.

        • KJM

          I have no ear for Power Metal really. I saw Helloween in 1987 and I wasn’t impressed, don’t really see that changing.

          • Guppusmaximus

            At least, back then, they had a distinctive sound and there weren’t a gazillion bands playing the same thing.

          • KJM

            True enough. I was also waiting impatiently for Armored Saint to come on, huge bias there.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Well yea… Armored Saint was a much better band!

          • more beer

            The you can`t teach an old dog new tricks rule apply`s.

          • KJM

            In this case, definitely. I enjoy good cheese, but that’s too much.

          • more beer

            You mean more like artificial cheese food.

          • KJM

            Yeah, that’s some serious Velveeta as opposed to the medium cheddar I’d rather have.

          • more beer

            I was thinking more like cheeze wiz.

  • Sir Tapir the Based

    Speedtrap sounds like pure shit. Cult of Endtime is pretty good tho.

  • TDT is still operational dude, I just needed a bit of a break

  • Stockhausen

    Managed to squeeze in The Body, gotta listen to the rest later. Mmmmmmm, The Body.

    • Dagon

      And if we’re talking body
      You got a perfect one so put it on me

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • Dr. Dubz

      3spoopy5me, King. By the way, did you check out Shaidar Logoth? You might dig them. I could be wrong, though.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Checking out now. I dig it. Thanks dubs.

  • Dagon

    I really enjoy neat little packages. Thank you, Bear God.

  • I could probably get into Helloween if their lyrics weren’t so goddamn cheesy. Speedtrap’s got the riffs, but those vokills are a bit much for me. Cult of Endtime and De Lirium’s Order are mega sweet, though. Thanks, you cuddly Bear God, you.

    • Holy shit, De Lirium’s Order is fucking fantastic. This is right up my alley.

      • The Beargod

        Yay!

    • Guppusmaximus

      De Lirium’s Order totally reminds me of Neuraxis and pre-groove-less Gorod.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7xBQ8vpJMc

      • sonofagun, i sure wanted a follow up to Neuraxis’s Asylon, one of the best tech death albums i’ve heard

        • Guppusmaximus

          I wouldn’t know… I lost interest when Ian Campbell left. That dude’s voice was a fucking beacon in the sea of sameness.

      • The Beargod

        This here or some other record?

        • Guppusmaximus

          I’m stupid today… I don’t understand the question:)

          • The Beargod

            The DLO record above or, say, Veniversum. Which reminds you of Neuraxis (I’ve never heard them)

          • Guppusmaximus

            Sorry…That song “Victim No. 52”. Try “Leading Vision” from Gorod and “Trilateral Progression” from Neuraxis (Good Stuff that isn’t overloaded by the Weedlies)

          • would you do me a small favor? listen to this track, see if it tickles your fancy:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhyYrN-H6bI

          • The Beargod

            I don’t know… This was OK and I even liked it somewhat, but I don’t think I could do an album of this.

  • Jesus Built My Hot Dog

    WTF is with that Helloween video?!? Is that a blooper real from Mucha Lucha and Billy And Mandy’s Grim Adventures?!

  • Óðhinn

    That Helloween song is a steaming pile of shit. At least they are consistent.