News Roundup: Death, The Body, Cannibal Corpse, and More

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This week is a cluster of AOTY madness, but there are still other things happening in the metal world. Apparently artists aren’t bound by our arbitrary delineation of listen season. Jerks.

A documentary about Chuck Schuldiner is in the making. You should read the following statement by Eric Greif (one of its makers) and take part in its funding here.

”Hey DEATH people! Its been awhile since I last posted. Just had a toe amputated, so my personal life has been impacted by health stuff (as usual). BUT, I have been keeping very busy on the DEATH front – the SBG reissue is looking awesome for early next year, the tabs book is out for Christmas, and a few other things are in the works. For me the biggest thing is our documentary on Chuck & DEATH: DEATH by MetaL – here’s the trailer. Director Felipe Belalcazar and I have been doing this thing on our own, so help us continue to fund it with t-shirt sales. Anyway, as I’ve said before, please don’t wrap yourselves up in Chuck sadness come Decembe 13 – instead, love Chuck and his music all year round, and save the tributes for May 13: his birthday! Love you all. \m/ ERIC”


Prog metal band Amoral will release their new album, In Sequence some time in the future. Now, you can view the album’s cover art and listen to the new song Rude Awakening below. It’s the band’s first song to feature three guitars as well as returning vocalist Niko Kalliojärvi in addition to Ari Koivunen, who sounds really good – which has not been given.


In Other News

  • Cannibal Corpse announced a tour with Obituary, Cryptopsy and Abysmal Dawn.
  • Venomous Concept released a new song, “Rise“, from the new album Kick Me Silly; VC III will be released on January 8th.
  • Agoraphobic Nosebleed will release their new EP, called Arc, on the 22nd day of January.
  • Ignite released a new song, it is called Nothing Can Stop Me.
  • The Body has released quite a lot of material this year, and their collaboration with Full of Hell is coming soon as well. In my opinion it’s too much, too fast. But now they have released a new “solo” song, “Shelter is Illusory“, (you can also pre-order the album through that link), and it is good. More atmospheric than I have come to expect from them, but good.
  • On January 22nd The Casualties will release a new album, called Chaos Sounds, and have released a song called “Running Through the Night“.
  • That same day (January 22nd, ya dingus) will see the release of Coup de Grace, The Resistance’s sophomore full-length.
  • Magrudergrind will release II in February and have debuted a new song, “Sacrificial Hire”, here.
  • A new video for “Carpet Bombing” was released by Shrapnel Storm.
  • Zvi is going to release a new album, Zvi II: Death Stops Us All, in February 2016 in Cassette and Digital Formats via Halfpear Records
  • It seems that Neil Peart is about to call it quits.

Got any other news? Let us know if we missed something in the comments!

  • Dubs

    I think The Body is experiencing Devin Townsend syndrome. Too much, too quickly. I like this new song, though. Better than a lot of their output this year.

    • DT is one of my favorites, but I am a bit exhausted by him

      • everything after Addicted… i just don’t know about

        • I entered full DT fanboy when he released deconstruction, loved epicloud, but really haven’t listened to much after. I’ve heard very high praise for z2, but I just have no desire to listen to him right now

          • Guacamole Jim

            Fallout is a good tune. The rest of Z2 is throwaway garbage.

          • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

            Alas, it seems like I’m in the small minority that loved Z2.

          • Dubs

            Z2 was a snoozefest honestly. I hate to side with you, but I really enjoyed Deconstruction and about half of Epicloud.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Deconstruction had some good tracks. I couldn’t make it through Ghost or Epicloud or Z2 (barely). It’s becoming too rock opera.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Ghost had some good moments. Much like Ki and the Space-country album. Whenever he’s doing what he is known for though, he sounds like he’s bored of his own sound.

          • Dubs

            Yah, I like it when he’s trying to write metal more than prog rock.

          • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

            Loved it, actually! Also liked Casualties Of Cool, which is very different than his usual stuff.

    • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD

      A lot of people in the group, tho. And a great majority of their proliferation has been collabs this year/last year

      • Dubs

        The main core is just two dudes, though. Pretty sure they steer the creative output.

        • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD

          Im more than pleased with the Thou and Gnaw their Tongues collabs. Thou will make my topkek10 prolly. Full of Hell will be good too, i think. I dont like their solo material half as much

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            The Body made a Gnaw Their Tongues collab?

          • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD

            Oops, my b

          • Dubs

            I like The Body’s solo output more than their collabs, but we’ve done this dance before.

          • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD

            According to MA, The Body will also be releasing an LP next year called No One Deserves Happiness, in addition to the FoH collab

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            This is the album the new track is from. Pretty sure I also said so above.
            EDIT: well, heck. I didn’t mention the album’s name.

          • Dubs

            That album is what the post above is about.

          • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD

            Ah. Man, i must be a little off today

          • Dubs

            you need electrolytes.

          • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD
    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      More or less my thoughts semi-exactly.

    • Stockhausen

      The new song rules. The collab with Krieg rules. The collab with Thou was solid. The collab with Sandworm was wait they did a collab with Sandworm? The collab with that Japanese band was…did that get released? There were other ones, I think, maybe?

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    Amoral makes my rectum prolapse.

    • 100% PURE BLACKBEARD

      Again?

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      I used to not like them. But I like the new Prog direction they are going in. This new song even more than the last album. Hell, I don’t even mind Ari Koivunen’s existence anymore.

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        The Hevi-Ari has consumed you.

    • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

      Lol, how was that Ladytron cover of Death In June?

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        Never listened to it.

        • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

          It’s good, but kinda odd hearing an electronic version of any of their songs (though I’m sure there’s quite a few).

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElbViA41_L4

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Not about to listen to something called Ladytron.

          • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

            Oh, I’m sure you’ve listened to bands with goofier names, which is inevitable in metal!

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            With goofier names? Sure. With worse names? Nope.

  • Dat Magrudergrind is fire and it comes out three days before my birthday. Things like this make winter a shade below shitty.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    “news about music”

  • ┼yree

    BREAKING NEWS: Neil Peart leaves Rush to start a new BLACK METAL band called Neilfelheim…

    http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Tyree_Grindhart/neil666_zpserjqbuj0.jpg

    • CyberneticOrganism

      HAILZ, eh?

    • Dubs

      hahahahahahahaha +1

    • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

      Moving Pentagrams.

    • Stockhausen

      ayyy lmao

  • Anorak, my favorite band from France has called it quits. I was hoping they’d get over to the states for a tour but that’s not going to happen now.

    • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

      Damn, that sucks! Good band.

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    If Neil’s really dealing with that much post-show pain then fuck it. He’s earned retirement. At this point, most people who haven’t seen Rush have only themselves to blame. Obviously this doesn’t include countries Rush hasn’t played in a while.

    • ┼yree

      I’m honestly fine if Rush just calls it quits. I mean come on… After 40 years it’s completely understandable. Touring and playing night after night at that age must really be grueling. I toured for one week and felt like death (Although they probably live like saints on the road).

      • Guacamole Jim

        I’m a little bummed in a selfish way, because I want to see him play again, but that dude has produced a ton of excellent music for more years than I’ve been alive. I’m cool with just listening to Rush recordings.

        • ┼yree

          Exactly, I mean I saw them once. I’d like to see them more of course, but I’m glad I can say that I did see them once though.

          • Boss the Ross

            Which tour?

          • ┼yree

            Clockwork Angels

          • Boss the Ross

            Nice. I caught them on R40, I’m so glad I went.

        • MoshOff

          Yeah so am I, even if Rush are probably the best live band ever.

          • ┼yree

            They don’t fuck up…. EVER!

          • MoshOff

            There’s a video of Neil fucking up a part in Limelight one time (I think it’s from the Snakes and Arrows Tour DVD), but that’s the only one I’ve ever seen/heard.

          • ┼yree

            Yup, key word there “Only”.

          • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

            Did you see their newest DVD? They’re tighter than ever before, even at their age! They still run circles around bands half their age.

      • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

        Shit, 25 years olds have trouble with the physicality of that kinda of drumming. Imagine having to do that night after night at his age. I’d rather them just call it a day, rather than (sad to say) Motorhead, who’s dragging it out and pooping out after 2-3 songs and leaving everyone disappointed and worried.

      • Boss the Ross

        They went through shit to get to the level of tour life they have now though.

    • Guppusmaximus

      IMHO, he earned it when he decided to stay in RUSH after losing his daughter & wife. That man is a trooper!

    • more beer

      40 years is along time to stay at any job. Even one you love. The man has earned retirement.

    • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

      Neil: “I’m leaving”
      Geddy: “No, you can’t leave me!”

  • Stanley

    Where is the list for me to make fun of?

    • Dubs

      Cool your loins for another 46 minutes, Stan.

      • Stanley

        Dammit. Getting on a plane.

        Put it up 5 mins early so I can download to read.

  • ┼yree
    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      The statement KK had for this was awesome.

      • ┼yree

        Indeed. I like how he’s always very blunt with his statements on Facebook

        “The label has released the album artwork done by the inimitable Zbginew Bielak.To say the band is happy with the art would be an understatement.Personally I was after something very simple and very metal,being sick to death as I am with pseudo-occultniks dressing everything up in the garb of mysticism.Youre not deep,you havent forsaken all for the love of gnosis or some dark secret.Youre a twat in a band.But I digress…hope yas enjoy the artwork as much as I.”

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Perfect.

    • Stanley

      Looking forward to this

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Megadeth also announced a tour.

    • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

      And of course, it’s coming nowhere near here (Hampton Roads, VA). Even fucking South Dakota got a date! Do people even live in South Dakota?!?!?!

      • only North Dakota is real, specifically Fargo

        • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

          Is the TV series any good? I saw 15 minutes of it, and it looked decent.

          • yes yes yes. i was very worried since it shares the name with a modern masterpiece of cinema, but yup.

          • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

            I just saw some part where the guy was taped to a desk and the cops blew him away.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        It’s going to Terminal 5. Why would they go to South Dakota anyway?

        • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

          Maybe they’re opening for Peach Blunt Smoke.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Maybe they are.

    • more beer

      They are going to get blown off the stage every night by Havok. After seeing them for the first time in a while on Saturday. I have to say they have come into their own. I guarantee they are going to bring it every night of that tour. As it is a huge break for them being on that bill. I may go to the Denver show to support them. I can’t stand Megadeth.

  • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

    Galneryus released their new video yesterday:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prBxPljqt0M

    • Waynecro

      Thoroughly pumped. I must now run up and down the stairs to release my fighting spirit.

  • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

    Lolbuttz:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3mk5nQNTcw

    At least the guitar work is good. Everything else……………..

  • newsflash: @lmd666:disqus likes a decent album:

  • Waynecro

    MAGRUDERGRIND!!! Venomous Concept ain’t too shabby either.

  • Gimme Kawaii Toast, Honey Buns

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand to no one’s surprise, they’ve found a whole lotta buncha drugs (including Viagra) and pills on Weiland’s bus.

    http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/cocaine-sleeping-pills-other-drugs-found-on-scott-weilands-bus/#HaYpm8qdmdWGyOrt.99

    RIP, Scott Weiland.

    http://loudwire.com/files/2014/11/Scott-Stapp1-630×420.jpg

    • more beer

      I certainly am not.