News and New Music Hustle: The Halloween Eve Edition, Featuring Angelcorpse, Cloudkicker, Revenge, Vod, Tengger Cavalry, and More


Follow the path to glory this Friday.

Angelcorpse, purveyors of perverse blackened-death putridity, have been reborn. The band’s last release dropped way back in 2007, and they seemed to go inactive in 2009, so the new announcement is a boon to filth fanatics around the globe. The new album will feature Gene Palubicki (Perdition Temple), Pete Helmkamp (ex-Revenge), Bill Taylor (Immolation), and Ron Parmer (Perdition Temple). Details on the album are scant at the moment, but you can hear a teaser for the 2016 release below. (h/t Tyree)


Ben Sharp, the man formally known as Cloudkicker, got sneaky this week and dropped a new album on Wednesday. For those unfamiliar with Mr. Sharp’s work, he brings the progressive chugs and grooves and polyrhythmic clangs like a man possessed by an extradimensional squid demiurge. This style of metal typically annoys me, honestly, but Cloudkicker has always seemed to have a greater sense of scope than his peers, carving huge ethereal mountains out of clouds and constructing albums that feel like journeys through the stratosphere. Woum continues that trend. This isn’t raw or filthy by any measure; rather, it’s progressive metal for quiet introspection. If that appeals to you, check it out below and get your prog metal and chill on over at Bandcamp. (h/t Son ov Wolf)


It’s time for you to seek vengeance on your enemies with Revenge. The premier masters of unhinged black metal malice have returned with a new album, set to be released on Novemeber 13th courtesy of Season of Mist. A new, third track from the album just surfaced, but to get you up to speed, here’s “Nihilist Militant” and “Wolf Slave Protocol”. You all set? Good, because “Silent Enemy” is going to rip your butt off and make you wear it as a hat. This is lightning fast black metal belched from bilious black clouds with a noteworthy bellicose bent sure to bring disaster and destruction upon mankind. Those inhuman drums! Those subhuman gurgles! The lightning leads! This is violent, malevolent stuff. You can pre-order Behold.Total.Rejection here. (h/t Ted Nü-Djent)


Canadian experimental alchemist Vod has been hard at work on upcoming full-length Popol Wuj. I previously reported that you can hear two demos on Bandcamp! Well lo and behold, sneaky Dave Tremblay wrote a new song called “Harperia” and released it furtively last week. It’s a bit different than his previous material, with melodic vocals and bass-work seemingly rooted in the OSDM approach of bands like Cynic and Atheist. Sure, it still chugs and grooves like Vod’s other material, but there’s a greater breadth of influences and styles on display here, augmenting the almost Tool-esque vocal approach. It’s different and cool. As an added bonus, you can also get a retro “8-bit” version of the track for your old-school side-scrolling adventures. Get weird with the bizarre sons of the north on Bandcamp.


Tengger Cavalry, my favorite folk metal band in the biz, just released a new album called Overture for Carnegie Unplugged. From what I can tell, this is a live and unplugged (think MTV and Alice in Chains) style recording featuring tracks from the band’s previous releases. It’s surely a testament to the group’s skill as musicians and songwriters, then, that these semi-acoustic renditions sound just as impressive in this quieter, more intimate setting. You can pick up Overture here for cheap or subscribe to get all of Tengger Cavalry’s frequent releases.

Australian weirdo black metal band Chemical Cascades appear to have finally finished their next album, the aptly titled The Worm Elder [Note: I currently can only see out of one eye, so if that doesn’t say The Worm Elder, mea culpa]. There aren’t currently any new jams on Bandcamp, but if you missed my review of the band’s smokey, void-tripping demo, you should definitely give it a spin here. It’s free! You can also jam 13 minutes of live music below.

And now, the rest of the news you can use in brief:

  • Stockhausen texts me every night at 11:11 pm and tells me to listen to Brain Famine.  I’ve heard their old stuff, but I need to introduce myself to this new monster that dropped last week. ToH, say hello to Exploding Paranoid Universe.
  • Bandcamp keeps blowing up my inbox to tell me that Phyllomedusa is seemingly dropping a new album or two every single day. The latest is called Camp Bufo. Listen to it and the other few hundred frog-centric amphibian slam/grind/noise albums here. [Note: At least two more albums have been released since I wrote this post.]
  • Nasty, nasty death metal band Brutus is finally releasing Murwgebukt next year on January 18th via Willowtip Records. Hint: It’s pronounced “Murg-wah”.
  • Our favorite unsigned band from ArizonaTake Over and Destroy finally got signed by our pals Prosthetic Records. Good show, lads. Send some of that lucrative label money our way. (h/t Beargod)
  • If you haven’t listened to it yet, you really owe it to yourself to listen to the first track from the upcoming Dragged Into Sunlight/Gnaw Their Tongues split. It’s the most vile thing I’ve heard in a while. Stream it over at Cvlt Nation.
  • Stanley wants to remind you to go see Mgla while they’re touring the states.
    • 06 Nov 2015 – Martyrdoom Festival, NYC
    • Tour with Mortuary Drape and Sangus:
    • 07 Nov 2015 – Cambridge, MA
    • 08 Nov 2015 – Martyrdoom Festival, NYC
    • 10 Nov 2015 – Baltimore, MD
    • 11 Nov 2015 – Columbus, OH
    • 12 Nov 2015 – Chicago, IL
    • 13 Nov 2015 – Milwaukee, WI
    • Tour with Weregoat and Sempiternal Dusk:
    • 14 Nov 2015 – Los Angeles, CA (+Revenge)
    • 15 Nov 2015 – Oakland | Leo’s Music Club
    • 17 Nov 2015 – Portland | facebook
    • 18 Nov 2015 – Seattle | Details TBA

That’s it for me! Stay spoopy, my friends.

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  • Dubz, Tengger Calvary is great! Mongol Folk Merol with the real deal. I’m interested in this acoustic side.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Seeing Mgla in Chicago. Total misanthropic drinking will commence. Burn this fucking planet to ash!

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Hahahaha. Holy shit.

      • I want to use one of those here, jajajaja!

    • Fine Sexy Ladies

      I’d hoped to make the Milwaukee date, but work and school have thrown a wrench in that plan. Excuse me while I sulk and listen to the Dragged Into Sunlight/Gnaw their Tongues track for the umpteenth time.

      • Vote for Jeb

        I’m listening to the whole thing right now ^_^ Got the promo this morning.

        • Fine Sexy Ladies

          It’s perfect weather in my neck of the woods for disgustingly dark metal. I’m totes jelly.

      • Fuck, I saw a guy at the grocery store last week with a Dragged Into Sunlight shirt on. There may be some voidful hope for Happy Valley after all. Seriously though, fuck my town.

        • now that’s when you HAVE to say hi to the fella. although some metalheads don’t like social interactions, so you never know. i complimented a dude’s As I Lay Dying shirt at the gym (that’s the best i’m going to get there) and he probably would have killed me if it weren’t against the law

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            OR PAY SOMEONE KILL YOU?????

          • Fine Sexy Ladies

            Dude. Too soon. Except not really. Never mind. Carry on.

          • I said “Nice shirt to him”. He said “Thanks, you have a nice shirt to”. I was wearing a Nyogthaeblisz shirt. I doubt he had any clue what that band is.


          • I have no clue what band is that.

            I bet you neither. Nor even those two guys.

          • I do. I saw them live. I own their other projects demo too, (Nexul). The guitarist is the new guitarist for Black Witchery as well.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            They’re a killer band and devastating live. I have a split with them and Goatpenis. And yes there is a band called Goatpenis they’re from Brazil.

          • Maik Beninton™

            I have seen that name before, Goatpenis.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
          • The band is named after a goat’s penis.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Dis be gud.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Ve are not ze crying sheep ov God! Ve are TEH MIGHTY GOAT!

          • Maik Beninton™

            That would be Hubert’s Dick.

          • Herr Schmitty

            Was gonna say, where’s Hubert when you need him?

          • Maik Beninton™

            I don’t know, just wished more animal picks on the FB group.

          • They must be delayed on their full length.

            “The first fruit of this unholy union will be the power-trio’s long-awaited debut album,Abrahamic Godhead Besieged by Adversarial Usurptation, which is currently being worked on and is tentatively slated for Summer 2015.”

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            He have long or short hair?

          • Short hair. I’m pretty sure he was a PSU student.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Damn, interesting.

          • Life is very fucking interesting you know. Full of surprises and terrible interactions with shitty fucking people.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            It’s a journey filled with infinite possibilities! TOTAL DEATH!!!

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Shitty people! Happy trees!!

          • Lacertilian

            I’ve only heard the track on the Hell’s Headbash 2 comp from these guys and I could not get into it at all due to the production.
            It was nearly unlistenable for me, I kept thinking there was something wrong with my radio earmuffs at work, rechecked it when I didn’t have a machine cranking next to me, turns out that’s how it is supposed to be. hahah.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            A dude wearing an Om shirt complimented me on my Blood Ceremony shirt on my way to work a few months back.

          • if i ever see you on the way to work, ima be like “hey KJM, it’s me Jimmy!”
            Blood Ceremony >>>>>>>>>>>

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Unfortunately you don’t live in the Boston area. : (

          • could have sworn Boston was close to Baltimore!!

        • Fine Sexy Ladies

          The best at my school is a few guys who are SUPER into Amon Amarth. Beyond that, I have some cool music talks with an overnight staff at work who’s mostly into punk.

  • Holy fuck! Gene lost a ton of weight. He looked like a skeleton at Hells Headbash.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Yeah, I noticed that too.

      • Dude had the strangest picking style too. Really awkward.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Yeah, I’ve always thought it was weird. But it obviously works for him.

  • Maik Beninton™
  • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

    I saw Tengger Calvary last Saturday night….kick ass stuff, tons o fun!!

    • Vote for Jeb

      No joke?

      • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

        Yes, they played Dingbatz in Clifton New Jersey. I went for the thrash bands and was intrigued by them as well. They were kick ass, everybody loved them. Sooo cool! Loved the throat singing and metal riffs….they were a blast.

        • Dingbatz is still doing shows? Gotta check the schedule and get out there. It close by for me.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            Yea Ron..I saw Attacker, Whiplash and Tengger last week, cheap tix 15 bucks. They book shows 5 night a week…check their website.

          • Wish Cult Leader would’ve came through there. Had to go all the way to Brooklyn but it was well worth it.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            ive been wanting to see a ton a bands at Webster hall but im old and cranky and cant seem to push myself to drive to freaking Brooklyn…lol

          • i dont mind going out there, getting someone to go is always the issue. Chalking that one up to oldness.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            haha yup…


          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            yea!! Attacker was freeeeeeeking awesome!! Tony and Tony were both back in Whiplash..

            Drummer Tony is insanely good on the kit…wow!

          • Dude that’s awesome! I’d be stoked to see both of those bands!

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            it was a ton o fun!

    • I keep misreading it as Teenager Calvary

      • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

        i can not spell their name correctly…because its hard and im not too smart

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • This and the last album are the only albums I don’t own. I can do with out Of Lucifer and Lightning though.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Lucifer sucks. Production kills the whole thing.

      • RJA

        I don’t really know Angelcorpse’s stuff – I saw that Hell’s had reissues on vinyl though – what’s the one to get?

        • The Inexorable is my personal favorite but the two before that one are great too.

  • This new Revenge album is going to absolutely destroy. Every song so far has just completely obliterated.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Savage as fuck.

      • Indeed. James Read is something else on the skins too. I honestly don’t know where the guy gets the stamina to play that fast for so fucking long.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      The new Angelcorpse album is going to be the nun’s bollocks.

  • wholly crow, how come nobody mentioned that Brain Famine before?

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Angelcorpse are getting back together? Well that just made my week.

  • Experiencing music overload at the moment but I remember checking out the Brain Famine when Stocky posted it and liking it. Will go back and check later.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Gawddamn that’s a lotta new music

  • JamesGrimm

    Cloudkicker FTW

  • Bandcamp e-mailed me an excellent piece of news this morning: Grey Heaven Fall’s new album was released! could this have been a @Stanley rec???

    • I mentioned them on Tuesday on Spears post.

      • SHIT, sorry Tyree you’re right! well the album rules and i thank you for it

        • Vote for Jeb

          Someone posted it in the FB group this morning too. Many of us have been jamming.

        • No problem. It’s not much my thing anyways. Glad everyone else is digging it though.


        Was a cool album cover


    Mgla not coming anywhere near me = sad

  • tertius_decimus

    Vod is like listening to two random tracks simultaneously.

  • Waynecro

    Goddamn. That new Revenge song is no joke. Sounds like a machine-gun fight. I dig it!

  • 365chaosriddendays

    W. T. C. Productions will release the debut album “Catechesis” by German’s Black Metallers in “Kvltist” on December 3, 2015 and today you can listen to their first psalm “The Devil’s Catechumen” and It’s a total Luciferian worship dissonant and structured with dark melodies with an intricate riffing and drumming work, you won’t regret, here’s the superb artwork and a link to the song:

    • Lacertilian

      W.T.C have been stand-outs this year.

      • 365chaosriddendays

        You’re right, It’s a sort of a warranty for good Black Metal, try to keep an eye on this band guys.