New Music Roundup: WEEDEATER, Royal Thunder, Georges from Nile & Rotting Christ, Tau Cross & more!

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From the depths of the sea, back to the block
Smooth brother Dagon, new music d-d-don’t stop

In case you have not noticed, I am a terrible rapper. I am even more inept at changing lyrics to already existing raps. Thankfully, not all things are atrocities. In fact, the new songs I am about to present are far from bad. They are very good. These will be the songs you will find yourself jamming the whole weekend. And then some.

First, a formal apology to Snoop Dogg for the previous embarrassment. Weedeater put out a new track. You can listen to it and get informed about their new album Goliath over at Noisey. “Cain Enabler” has the band’s blueprint all over – the guitar tone, cadence, the unique voice of Dixie Dave – it’s all there oozing that seaweed charisma.


 

Despite their name, Red Mess put out an EP that sounds “green”. Sticky-icky green, that is. The production is retro-excellence: fuzz, no clicky-drum bullshit and a delicious bass sound. I get awesome SleepBlack Sabbath and even Motörhead vibes from this. Seriously. The track “Ready To Go”, which you can listen to below, features a main riff that sounds like it wouldn’t be out of place in a speed metal song if it was, well, sped up. It sounds like a big black chopper running on sour diesel. Drowning Red was put out on 3/24, and is available at name your price on Bandcamp.


One of my favorite EPs from 2014 was Wild Throne‘s Blood Maker. Since then, they have signed with Roadrunner Records and are set to release their label debut Harvest of Darkness. To those unfamiliar with the trio – imagine a progressive opera-rock played with big, burly Mastodon riffs, complemented by soulful solos and melodic singing that reminds me of The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s Greg Puciato when he is not screaming. Interested? Check the Ophthalmology inspired visuals for “War Is A Romance” by stabbing the YouTube clip below.


Also on the 24th, Royal Thunder premiered a track by way of High Times. They have been releasing new songs daily on different blogs, but this one has been my favorite so far. It’s bombastic, featuring lots of melody, quiet-loud dynamics and interplay between clean and overdriven guitar tone. I would say people who enjoyed Baroness‘ last record, Yellow & Green, will be pleased by “The Line”. I know I was. It is not as brilliant (Baroness fan boy reporting for duty) but it stroke a similar chord. Their new album Crooked Doors will be out via Relapse Records on April 7th.

If I told you two greek dudes who are both named George gave me a boner, how would you feel? That’s exactly what happened when I heard “Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead”, a track from George Kollias (Nile‘s drummer) new solo album. It features George Emmanuel, guitarist for Rotting Christ, and it’s killer. To be honest, I did not know this project was in the works, but Invictus is set for a May 19th release via Season of Mist. This is better than Viagra. Listen to the track on Lambgoat.


Okay boys, it’s time to let the grown ups work. There is not a single metal release I am looking forward to more than Tau Cross‘ self-titled. This band is comprised by guitarists Jon Misery (Misery) and Andy Lefton (WAR//PLAGUE); drummer Michael “Away” Langevin from fucking Voivod and Rob “The Baron” Miller from fucking Amebix. Excuse my french. Pardon, but one does not simply curb their enthusiasm when there’s Voivod and Amebix in the same sentence. The first track from this promising release is out. “Lazarus” (post) punks, thrashes and rocks with the best of them. It’s good to see that Rob’s voice has barely changed. This song gets a FIVE ALL DAY, SON.

Here is a short list of why you should listen to this:

  • Amebix
  • Voivod
  • Amebix + Voivod

Dubya said they sound like a slightly harder Motörhead. I say “YOU SHALL NOT BUY ME WITH THESE LIES – I AM ALIVE, I AM ALIIIIVE”.

The take away message is: listen to Tau Cross. You do not want to find Piranhas Assassinas in your bathtub. You do not want the wrath of the oceans coming after your ass next time you sit in the Toilet.

Best believe I control that water too, fam.

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  • Dr. Dubz

    Definitely digging that Tau Cross track.

  • Tyree

    Weedeater is always a good time. Looking forward to that album. Tau Cross album is going to rule.

  • new weedeater is dannkkkkkk

    • Tyree

      Short but sweet. That bass tone is insane.

      • I like that. I noticed a lot of stoner bands just have these long. ass. tracks.

    • KJM

      So dank you can smoke your speakers after listening.

    • WHAT DID YOU SAY?! I CAN’T HEAR YOU BECAUSE THE BASS IS TOO LOOUD!!!!!

      THE BASS VOLUME!!!! IT’S TOO LOUD!!!

  • Too much good music/10

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      My poor, sad, disgraced wallet and bank account.

      – Jack Bauer

      • My wallet ran away and is hiding the glove compartment. Little does it know it just made it easier for me to bring it to the record store.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          Ouch! My freakin’ wallet!

          – Jack Bauer

  • The two Red Mass songs were great. I am totally digging the Wild Throne track! Tau Cross is pretty kicking too. Totes rip off of Lemmy though.

    Wow! Great music. It is often hard to dig all the recommendations in a given post. Nice work Dagon!

    • Dagon

      Thanks, man. I actually don’t hear a lot of Lemmy in him, maybe because I am a huge Amebix fanboy. Are you familiar with their work?

      • I have honestly never heard of them. Let me check them out right now!

        • Pagliacci is Kvlt O)))

          “Sonic Mass”>>>>>>>>

          • Whoa, Pagliacci. This sounds great! His voice is really different (in a good way!)

          • Dagon

            Check out their first two, “Monolith” and “Arise!”. Don’t miss.

            They are the crust punk originators and probably the reason I gravitate towards all crust everything, be it blackened, rocked, death, whatevs

          • So Sonic Mass is considered “crust punk” ? It just sounds like rock/hard rock to me. Hmmm

          • Dagon

            It caught a lot of flack for this reason, from purists.

            Their first albums are considered the root of crust punk, but there’s a lot of heavy metal infused into it, specially in the guitar work and themes.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            They have a new project with Voivod, from what I’ve read. I love Amebix, can’t stand Voivod though.

          • The Beargod

            I laughed a little. Then I shed a tear.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            At how truly horrible Voivod is? I laugh at them too, Mystery Science Theater 3000 style.

          • The Beargod

            …No…
            …Tau Cross… Is good… But Voivod is better.

          • Dagon

            The new project is in the post, bruh

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Doh!

  • The Beargod

    Most of this is aurally rather quite yes.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      I’m about to clean my condo and wham out The Tenth Sub Level Of Suicide, lol

      • I meant to ask you how your outreach to the man you were sponsoring went. Well I hope?

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          Yeah, it went pretty well but I think dude is once again dragging his feet. I saw him at my Tuesday meeting this week but we didn’t speak much and I got the feeling he put his program work on hiatus. I am waiting to hear back from him – hope he picks it back up!

          • Hopefully he can hang tough. Fine work ND.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Most people (myself included for a long time) are slow, painful learners in this thing.

      • The Beargod

        Goes well together. TSLoS is the audio equivalent of having to do a giant cleanup on your house when you really don’t feel like doing anything.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          “Fucking Your Ghost In Chains of Ice” rips.

          • The Beargod

            It’s a ripping name for a song.

          • The Beargod

            ATM, Going through some old Leviathan tracks, just to justify my dislike.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Same time live blogging!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I’m up to “Scenic Solitude and Leprosy”. Still rippin’. Plus I think this has a solid / chilling atmosphere for a black metal album and the vocals are well done.

            EDIT: I need to pause it to run my vacuum, though, lol

          • The Beargod

            I just listened to a few songs off that album, doing a couple off of ToW now. TSLoS was as mediocre as I recalled. No ripping done here, move along. Submerged was aight. If I recall right the aight song off of ToW is Requeim For A Turd World.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I wanna hear a Bear God™ approved black metal album I’m unfamiliar with. I got time today!

          • The Beargod

            We’ll do some digging then. 😉

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I’m not Molenaar, but…

          • The Beargod

            …but…?

            (Still digging Massive Conspiracy, based on the opener pair.)

          • Guacamole Jim

            …butt…?

          • The Beargod

            …lolbuttz…?

          • Guacamole Jim
          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Haha, I just borrowed what you wrote in your mini-review yesterday.

          • The Beargod
    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      Owning a cat is akin to signing up for an eternally losing battle against their fur.

      • The Beargod

        Say What?
        Edit: I think I got it.

  • KJM

    The sticky, icky icky. Da ooey and da gooey!

    • *KJM HAS SPOKEN*

      • Herr Schmitty

        AND IT HATH BEEN DECREED: HE IS NEVER WRONG.

        • more beer

          At least about better living thru chemistry. The man knows.

  • Edward/Breegrodamus

    Tau Cross sounds kinda dank.

  • KJM

    Red Mess is very smokeable.

  • Tau Cross may get a five all day but is their meat game proper?

  • FeelTheDarknesses

    I cannot fucking wait for that Tau Cross!!!
    That new Weedeater song…………………….*lights up joint* *inhales* *exhales huge toke*……………………fantastic!!!!

    • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

      Dont you mean it smokes?

  • son of the beach, i need ALL Wild Thorne right now!~

  • Thank youuuu, Dagon!

    Digging this Weedeater stuff! Can you share me more of their past works, please?

  • Dagon

    I am surprised and happy to see people digging the tracks I chose for this post. I was afraid it was going to miss most of you.

  • Stockhausen

    WILD THROOOOOOONE. I posted that new song on the FB and all you jabronis were like “notgonnalistenlol.” I love that EP and cannot wait for the full length.

    • Dagon

      We can hold hands, Stocky. I loved the EP too.

      • Stockhausen

        I can’t breathe underwater (or at all, cuz dead), so we’ll have to hold hands very close to the surface.

        • Dagon

          But if you’re dead you don’t need to breathe anymore. I can order my children to not bite you. At least not a lot.

    • hrm, looks like they want to keep talking and not accept my money:
      https://wildthrone.bandcamp.com/

  • That Weedeater bass tone sounds like a god damn mudslide. That’s a good thing BTW.

    • Tyree

      Indeed, it’s their filthiest sound yet I think.

  • That Red Mess album art is rad.

    Does anyone really pay for music on BC that’s “name your price?”

    • The Beargod

      Most here seem to do so on occasion at least.

      • Me=almost never.

        I have kids to feed so I cut any corner I can without being a thieving dickwad.

        • The Beargod

          I don’t have kids.
          I still almost never put any money on NameYerPrice

          • I may give these guys a couple USD though because their tunes are pretty not-boring.

          • Dagon

            It sounds like it was recorded in the 70s, but not in a bad way. I think they were reasonably creative with the songwriting as well.

          • Most stuff I like from the seventies wasn’t recorded in a bad way IMO.

          • The Beargod

            Been doing Blood Music and Naturmacht Productions a lot last few days. Digital albums are almost all the time NameYerPris

          • Where doth thou findeth digital stuff from Blood Music? Their vinyl is really expensive and obnoxiously limited.

          • The Beargod

            Bandcamp, it hasn’t got nearly all their releases though. But some good stuff is there, hopefully more will appear.
            That Corpo-Mente is marvelous (yesterday’s last post might have included them).

    • Dagon

      If I really like it I do. Not anymore, though, because a dollar can probably buy my house thanks to the exchange rate.

    • Dr. Dubz

      I do. I think it’s cheap to not give at least a few bucks.

      • The Beargod

        Damn right it’s cheap. Ain’t getting any cheaper and that’s why I like it.

      • Also if you pay nothing it doesn’t show up in your collection. Which is like MetalCred (kinda like Gamerscore on XBox Live.)

        • The Beargod

          #ToiletConfessions
          I still don’t have a BC account.

          • …wot…

          • The Beargod

            #Ashamed

          • Even my old eighties hair metal loving ass has a BC account. Get on it.

          • The Beargod

            The only things I can afford to buy (if I went by my budget) are the free ones. But I try…
            …and ten minutes later, once I’ve catched my breath – I try again.

          • FeelTheDarknesses

            I don’t either

    • i do. i love the BC model of distribution, and find myself thinking “that’s strange” when i find a band that’s NOT on BC 🙂

    • CT-12

      I do as well. Some stuff I won’t pay for and try on for size first, but if I like what I hear I’ll go back and throw the band a few bucks. I also really like BC’s model of adding the album to your “library” so you can redownload it all if for some reason you lose the album (ie my computer breaking down, which has happened way too many times).

  • JamesGrimm
    • Is that Fieldy from Korn on bass?!

      • JamesGrimm

        There he is again….

        https://youtu.be/uvQMPagkFPA

        • I had to sit through a hella-stupid Burger King commercial for this? Curse you.

          • Gawd that was a terrible commercial. WTF

          • JamesGrimm

            In all fairness, they were one of the better representations of the last gasp of NU.

          • Scrimm

            I bet Blackie Lawless would have been exited by the BK commercial.

          • STFU, pl0x.

          • Scrimm

            Sry, can’t help myself.

          • Dr. Dubz

            Ruthless!

          • SCRIMM FTW!

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

            Imagine him, Paul Di’Anno and Dino Cazares fighting over the last burger right before closing time.

          • Scrimm

            Total devastation.

          • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair
          • If you hit refresh on youtube when the ads pop up you can bypass them. Fuck advertising, I don’t want to buy your stupid shit.

          • CT-12

            Thanks for that!

  • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

    Sorry, but Wild Throne sounded hilariously awful. And the singer sounds like Jack White if anything, which is NOT a compliment! Zero tendies for them!

    • they’ve received plenty of tendies with range dipping sawce from Stocky and me.

      • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

        None from me though. I’m keeping my tendies with Best Korean People’s Sauce. Wild Throne gets Vegemite and a spoon.

      • CT-12

        I’m stoked for those guys considering they’re close to where I reside and have been working their fucking asses off to get where they are. I’ve had a million opportunities to see those guys and never get around to it because I’m a shitty person, but I’ll have to change that. Also, before they were known as Wild Throne, they were Dog Shredder and released a little material under that name, so check out that stuff as well if you’re digging WT.

  • Mother Shabubu III

    Now do you mean “March of the Fire Ants” big, burly Mastodonian riffage, or Foo Fighters of Sludge Mastodonian riffage? This is important.

    Tau Cross sounds very much like a metal Killing Joke. Although the vocalist sounds more like Lemmy than Jaz. Consider me sold!

    for those who have never heard Killing Joke (YOU’RE MISSING OUT): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPN7EvbrCp0

    • Dr. Dubz

      Ha! See, Dagon. I told you Lemmy.

    • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

      Jaz Coleman >>>>>>>>>>>>> the universe.

      Ever heard October File?

      • Mother Shabubu III

        No, but I’m looking into them now.

        • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

          Jaz was on their first CD. They ooze KJ influence.

      • Mother Shabubu III

        update: digging what I am hearing. Reminds me of a more hardcore punk version of mid 90’s Napalm Death (Greed Killing/Breed To Breathe).

        They don’t sound anything like this, but I’ll return the favor by telling you to check out Seigmen.

        • Dumptruck Full Of Nose Hair

          Thanks, I’ll add it to my list!

  • Th’load&th’road

    Dixie Dave stayin alive stayin alive FTW m/ >.< m/ charlotte area toileteers come out to Tremont tonight for Elder, s'good s'good

  • Th’load&th’road

    Great roundup fishjeebus, par excellence choice tendie nuggets

  • J.R.

    this Tau Cross. The music is killer, there’s just something about the vocals. I cannot tell if I enjoy them or if I do not. But I havent stopped the music yet so that might have just answered my question.
    Thank you Fish God!

  • CT-12

    Glad to see someone else is stoked for the Tau Cross album as well, already preordered the splatter vinyl! I really like their sound, almost like a more punk Celtic Frost to me (helps that I’ve been listening to a ton of “Morbid Tales” recently as well).