News And New Music Roundup: Akhlys, Hate Eternal, Adversarial, Baring Teeth..!

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Karhu is back with more news and extremely questionable opinions.

Hate Eternal is streaming their upcoming release, Infernus, in its entirety – here. I own only one of the band’s albums, King of All Kings, which is plagued by the exact same thing most of their albums are: poor production. It’s mesmerizing how appreciated and well known Erik Rutan is in the producer-world. He has gotten a fair share of criticism for forcing every band to adapt to his sound, and not vice versa, thus making all the albums sound more-than-similar, given that he never managed to make his own albums sound good.

But all things considered, Infernus sounds surprisingly good, perhaps being the first Hate Eternal album ever to do so. You can stream one track below if you are afraid to go to Revolver.

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Did you enjoy Akhlys’ sophomore studio effort earlier this year? I know many of you did and I can’t say I wouldn’t have myself. The ones of you who did are in luck, because the Nightbringer’s frontman’s (side-?) project will release its third album in 2016. Having originally been Naas Alcameth’s solo dark ambient project, The Dreaming I saw the recruitment of drummer Ain and transition to nightmare-ish, dark ambient influenced black metal. The album sold out soon after it was streamed so I guess one might say the band developed an instant following, whereas Nightbringer’s occasionally brilliant ideas were often lost into the endless labyrinth of too long songs on too long albums. Despite having only five (mostly) lengthy songs, The Dreaming I never falters, and Naas Alcameth’s vision remains clear and interesting throughout the album’s length (which isn’t nearly as excessive as Nightbringer’s latest). The duo’s third album (practically, the duo’s second) will be released through Blood Music. This will most likely be one of the two metal releases from the label all year. You can listen to The Dreaming I below and check out Supplication (that’s the debut, man) here.

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Another album streaming now in full that you don’t want to miss is Death, Endless Nothing and the Black Knife of Nihilism by Adversarial. Note that despite Noisey’s claim there is, in fact, a spooky interlude, called “intro”, which is actually the second song on the album [There’s actually a song called “Interlude” too – W.]. It’s always good to be right when the other side is something like Noisey, but hey the album is what I was supposed to talk about. You don’t have to take it from me, as long as you take it from George Double-juu Dubz: “The right balance of straight-up brutality and song variation”.

ADDITIONALLY

  • WHY DIDN’T SOMEONE TELL ME THE WORLD’S BEST JAPANESE SLUDGE/NOISE/DOOMBAND CALLED CORRUPTED RELEASED A NEW SONG CALLED”LOSS” (apparently it’s a 7″ single, possibly stand-alone)?
  • Tribulation and Deafheaven announce a US tour together. See here for dates.
  • Lemmy, Tom Araya and Iggy Pop will star in a film co-written by Henry Rollins. And there’s a Motörhead game on the way; see here for pictures that already make it seem better than that A7X game-thing.
  • Omnium Gatherum released a new song called “Skyline”. The band still hasn’t made the album that primus motor Markus Vanhala (Insomnium) desires, i.e. four extensively long. prog-y songs.
  • Tor-Helge Skei (MANES/MANII) and Anna Murphy (Eluveitie) collaborated as Lethe.
  • The excellent Cormorant will have their three full-lengths re-released by Blood Music.
  • Queensrÿche will release Condition Human on October’s second day. You can hear “Arrow of Time” here; this song is a good song. You can also take a look at the cover art here.
  • Everybody’s favorite Baring Teeth is going to hit the road with Kaliyaand Dischordia will be opening in OKC. See the dates below.

08.13 – Thur – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
08.14 – Fri – Oklahoma City, OK – Industrial Skate Park
08.15 – Sat – St Louis, MO – Fubar
08.16 – Sun – Memphis, TN – Murphy’s
08.17 – Mon – Bossier City, LA – Back 2 Back Bar

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  • Herr Schmitty

    BearGod and FishGod: The Surf and Turf of metal news!

    Good work bro-ski.

    • Dagon

      Hmm I’d devour some surf and turf right now. Still 40 minutes until lunch :((

  • Guacamole Jim

    I’d rip out the eyes of a thousand orphans to see Dischordia open for Baring Teeth.

    I won’t spring for a plane ticket, though. Fuck orphans.

  • DCLXVI

    I was totally hoping that link on the Deafhaven entry would lead me to this page — http://bit.ly/1cIfYVu

    • Herr Schmitty

      That’s a big ‘ol bag o’ dicks.

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

    New Adversarial is a deity of all ghastly and crushing. It’s the perfect soundtrack to my torment.

    http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb326/persevest/tumblr_lnyv00WxZo1qm9uodo1_500.gif

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    That new Queensryche song is leagues ahead of the new Operation Mindcrime song. That might be a deciding factor as to whether I see Queensryche on September 11th.

    • #JJDApproved

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Exactly. The JJD Seal Of Approval is a very high honor.

        • Sir Tapir The Based :]

          Mushroomhead has it, so I’m not so sure about that.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Tapir plz! They don’t have it! I may like their music but none of it has the honor of my Seal Of Approval!

          • ME GORAK(JM) B.C.™

            JANITOR MAN PLZ!!!! IF GORAK LIKE SOMETHING, IT GET #CLUBSMASHOVAPPROVAL!!!!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Their live performances definitely get my Seal Of Approval.

          • ME GORAK(JM) B.C.™

            GORAK SEEN 9 TIMES!!!!! THEY ROCK!!!!!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            They are awesome live. I’m seeing them for the second time next Friday.

          • ME GORAK(JM) B.C.™

            GORAK NOT BEEN FAN OV RECENT ALBUMS SO WAITING FOR NEXT OLD SKOOL SHOW!!!!!!! MIGHT GO HALLOWEEN SHOW THOUGH!!!!! HEAR THEY FUN!!!!!!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I wish they would do an Old School show in my area but they only seem to do them in Ohio. I did like the recent album. I don’t even care that they’re touring with HED PE, I’m still seeing them. If you’re wondering I hate HED PE.

          • ME GORAK(JM) B.C.™

            HED PE SUCK BIG ONE!!!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I agree. I’ve seen them before unfortunately because my friend’s band opened for them.

  • DCLXVI

    Rutan sound is so played out yo

    • Rotten Sound>>>>>>>>>>

      • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

        Really, he’s doing Rotten Sound? Just when I though they couldn’t get any more over produced.

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          I think it was a play on how close Rotten Sound and Rutan Sound verbally are.

          • there’s no way Erik does that mixing, it’s closer to Kurt Ballou style

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            I really wish they’d do another album like Murderworks or Exit.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Me too. Although I did like Species At War quite a lot, the less produced days are most to my liking. Wouldn’t mind another PsyVet-like album either.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Kai Hahto would be nice too.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            I would be content with Kai Hahto joining just about any band not called Nightwish at this point. Dude needs to show his chops.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Haha, no shit man. Waste of talent really.

        • No way, just saying Rotten Sound is superior.

        • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

          Oh, definitely. I was worried there.

          EDIT: This was meant for you Ron.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Also, The Sword has a new song. I enjoy it a lot so this is the second song made after 2000 that gets the JJD Seal Of Approval. For two modern songs to get this esteemed award is a unprecedented feat.

    http://noisey.vice.com/blog/new-the-sword-song-interview/?utm_source=noiseytwittertwitter

  • Howard Dean

    Just bought my ticket to see Mortuary Drape, Mgla, and Sangus in Cambridge, MA on November 7th. Byah, motherfuckers! That tour is going to fucking slay this fall!

    Addendum: I’d really like to see Tribulation headline a show. Not really interested in watching George Clarke and the fucking horn-rimmed glasses guy flail around like retards in front of a bunch of comparative lit. doctoral students, though.

    • DCLXVI

      that audience profile seems a bit loftier than what I would think they really are

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      You’re not going to see anyone, I’ll kill you for that ticket.

    • Stanley

      Byah, motherfucker. The Europeans have it better.

      • The Haunting Presence of Tyree
        • Dubzlinger, Malandro

          That would be a hell of a gig. You familiar at all with Kringa?

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Not as well as the other 3 bands listed. I did listen to their most recent EP “Total Mental Desecration” the other day and really enjoyed it. That rawness fits their style very well. I’ll make an effort to explore further into their catalog here, even though it is quite short.

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            I probably will too. Been revisiting Khthoniik Cerviiks again lately.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Wow, funny you mention them. Their last album (Vinyl) is available on Hells Headbangers for only $6.66. I should probably get on that, that’s a hell of a deal.

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            Wow, thanks for the head’s up. Iron Bonehead is selling it for 12 Euros.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree
          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Oh, that Symptom album is on there for the same price too.

          • Dagon

            12 Euros is a salty price. I could probably buy a liver with that much.

            –Edit–
            Just a kidney.

          • Howard Dean

            Iron Bonehead is expensive as fuck (not that 12 euros for a vinyl is outlandish, IB is just pricey in general). You’ll regularly see IB vinyl and Necroshine CDs for sale at Nuclear War Now! for significantly cheaper than what IB are selling them do directly.

            Since they’be become one of the hippest underground labels in metal the last 2-3 years, they must be making a killing (as far as underground metal labels go).

          • Dagon

            They also seem to have an insane ammount of output compared to other labels not named Relapse or Profound Lore.

            Although I’m not the most qualified person to make that statement ’cause I’m not really buying physical releases at all.

          • Howard Dean

            They do have a fairly big output. It’s comparable to what NWN!, Dark Descent and Hells Headbangers put out in terms ov volume.

          • Dagon

            Dark Descent is great. But I think Profound Lore/Relapse might be my favorites…

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            12€ for vinyl is criminally cheap.

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            I wasn’t calling it expensive, just saying that $6.66 is a steal.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Oh it definitely is,
            but I think 12€ is pretty much a steal already, given that usually I’m looking at a 17 – 24€ a piece.

          • Howard Dean

            Indeed. That’s their sale price for a vinyl (their typical price is 17-20 euro by the looks of it). And I reckon the postage from Deutschland to the U.S. on a vinyl is fairly steep, too.

            But compare that to Hells Headbangers, who is selling the same album for $6.66 (roughly 6 euro). For some (maybe most) Europeans it’s probably a better deal to order it from the states than from Iron Bonehead direct!

          • RIP speakers. That album is LOUD.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Man you are not kidding man. Been forever since I’ve listened to it, but I certainly do remember that mix being LOUD.

      • Howard Dean

        I saw that on Facebook. Would love to see OTOH and Misthryming with Mgla.

        However, I’m pretty happy with Sangus (who rip!) and Mortuary Drape (who are fucking legends!)

    • An audience of educated young people?! The horror!

    • Hubert

      I saw Tribulation open for Melechesh a few months ago. IT WAS REALLY GOOD

      • Howard Dean

        I saw then open for Behemoth last winter. Really enjoyed it. Would love to see them headline. Just wish they had better support.

        • A Most Curious Poo Poo Pile

          Behemoth is a steamroller live! Saw them back in 2007 with Gojira. Why Job For A Cowboy headlined is beyond me.

  • Dubzlinger, Malandro

    Adversarial crushed my dick. Akhlys spooked my dick into non-existence. Coromorant, uh, laid my dick to rest in the Earth?

  • The Hate Eternal rant brought the laughs, the Bear God is a straight shooter.

    • Zeke

      He’s spot on. I don’t understand why all hate eternal albums sound like shit. And it’s not in a good black metal way

      • A Most Curious Poo Poo Pile
      • Max

        I agree that Rutan doesn’t seem to know quite how to get the best out of his own music sonically. That said, this newest album does actually improve on that situation, and the songwriting is quite a bit better than usual too – without taking away from the trademark Hate Eternal tumultuous brutality and fearsome precision. I’m definitely gonna buy it.

  • 365chaosriddendays

    “The dreaming I” is an extraordinary and hallucinating result of violent Black Metal and psychedelia with layered structures and innate taste for melodies. Naas Alcameth with any transition hits straight to the hearth with melodies of crystal beauty, a journey in polychromatic emotive states, new Adversarial is evilly tasty too!

    • Dagon

      This comment makes me feel like I have not jammed The dreaming I as much as should have.

      • 365chaosriddendays

        Maybe is one of those albums that needs to be heard very carefully because is multifaceted, not a very easy listening, personally the more I hear it and more I dig it, very intense. like this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toX1Z2jksFY

        • Dagon

          I’m on Consummation right now, trying to concentrate better than previous times. Good shit.

          • Lacertilinger

            This album + dark foggy winter mornings = amazing.

  • Jointsalot

    Has anybody tried to use Zune with windows 10. I upgraded Windows but can’t seem to use Zune

    • create a virtualbox and install windows XP on it

      • Jointsalot

        Thanks Jimmy!

        • i had to do this very thing in Ubuntu to use my Zune. if you aren’t a big nerd and need help, just e-mail me cyrollan[at]gmail[dot]com

      • Windows XP>>>>>>>>>>>

        • I was running XP until I got a Mac last year. Never did any upgrades just backed up my files and kept formatting every 6 months.

          • XP is my jam.

            Because my PC is so shitty that it’s the only thing I can use lol.

          • A Most Curious Poo Poo Pile

            Windows 8 might work on your PC. It’s not much of an upgrade from XP, and works a little better.

          • Jointsalot

            Yeah i rolled back the upgrade to Windows 8 and it seems to work again. I will try the virtualbox thing down the track as it is still trying to get me to upgrade to Win10. Thanks everyone

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro

      Still working for me.

    • Waynecro

      Thanks for the warning. If Windows 10 hates Zune, it’s not for me. I’ll stick with Windows 8, which usually works fine with my Zune. Oddly, after a recent Windows update, the Zune software deleted all my playlists and turned all my albums into individual playlists.

      • Dubzlinger, Malandro

        Note: I haven’t had any problems with my Zune software on 10.

        • Waynecro

          Thanks for the tip. That’s certainly good to know.

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

    That Corrupted song is tits. filthy and evil as fuck, it just slowly oozes out that hatred.

    EDIT: A bit too much drone filler, but still quite good.

    • A Most Curious Poo Poo Pile

      Wanting some good blackened thrash. Can you toss me some recommendations?

  • I just had to listen to a 40-something lady at work bitch about the Clintons being funded by terrorists. Glad to have some brutal shit to tune out to.

  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

    New Hate Eternal? fuck yes

  • A Most Curious Poo Poo Pile

    I’m digging the new Hate Eternal! As usual, the drumming is top notch. The new one sounds a lot like Krisiun.

  • Waynecro

    Hate Eternal’s Infernus,/i>: confirmed good gym music. Also, my dog seems to dig it.

  • Warheart

    New Lethe song, YAY !!!