News Roundup: Leftöver Crack, Lamb of God, Borknagar And More!

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Sometimes your news gets all over the damn place and you need someone to round it all up for you. You’re welcome, by the way.

Oh day of joy, you can listen to hardcore-punk (with the occasional ska and stuff) Leftöver Crack’s upcoming full-length in full, right here. Because either Soundcloud is being an ass, or this is an exclusive stream, I’ll link their older album below. Where’s the new one then? Well click the damn link, I tell you!

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Unfortunately Amputory, responsible for one of the best death metal debut albums of the year (I talked here), is looking for a new vocalist. While the band doesn’t seem to have made an official statement on their FB page, or anywhere else, I found this post on a forum, where the band states their intent. So if you are available and, uh… live a little closer to Finland than Texas, go for it (I’m looking at you, Tapir, time to stretch those vocal chords). Below you can jam a song off of their 2010 demo, then you can read that thing about them and jam their debut LP there.

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  • A band called The Man-Eating Tree released a pretty good album this year. I mini-reviewed it even. Unfortunately their guitarist since 2011, Antti Karhu (unrelated) and founding bassist Mikko Uusimaa have decided to step down, due to personal life commitments/scheduling problems. However, the band is already working on new material. If you haven’t checked them out yet, do it.
  • Randy Blythe wrote a marathon poem to let you know he doesn’t give a fuck what you think about him. Apparently it has something to do with the band first going lengths to tell people how you can’t give in to the fear and such things in these times of terrorism, practically calling out bands who canceled their Euro-shows (apparently at Wembley, I don’t know, didn’t check), then canceling their euro-shows. If that ain’t jackassery,  I don’t know what is. But maybe I got it all wrong, maybe you want to find out the truth yourself; step inside Blythe’s mind here and… do your thing. (I’m just going to say European bands haven’t been canceling their shows half as much as the American ones, and these have happened in Europe, y’know.)
  • Phil Anselmo has started a new death metal project Metraton Nganga in the vein of Immolation/Incantation with Joey Gonzalez. Read more here. Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for his black metal project Scour to release some material.
  • Entombed A.D is going to release a new album, Dead Dawn, in February.
  • Dave Lombardo’s got a new band, Dead Cross. “It’s just straightforward brutal punk — metal-esque, but it’s definitely not metal.”
  • In Mourning is recording their fourth album.
  • Borknagar has a new song out.

Did we forget anything? Drop us a tip in the comments.

(Photo VIA)

  • Eliza

    That Borknagar song is epic!

  • ┼yree

    I’d pay to watch Randy Blythe run a marathon. Now that would be entertaining.

    • RustyShackleford

      They made his ass run around the block during the recording for “Walk With Me In Hell” cause they thought he should sound super out of breath during the outro…let’s just say that all those cigs made him look pretty weak lol

      • ┼yree

        Exactly my point.

  • Looking foward to the Dead Cross stuff which also includes members of Retox who are no slouches either.

    • Dubs

      And Retox share at least one member with the Locust.

      • Yes, Justin Pearson on bass plus Retox’s guitar player. Not familiar with the vocalist.

  • ┼yree

    The beginning of that Amputory song sounds very similar to Morbid Angel’s Rapture.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0kjr1xesZ8

    • Stockhausen

      Huh, it does. Amputory is scratching my death metal itch right now.

  • Thanks, Karhu. In Mourning and The Man-Eating Tree are great. Dat Borknagar song is incredible too, good vocal lines.

  • Not completely new, but get on it!!!

    The groove is strong with this one.

    GL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUNAX1UYeAE

    • RustyShackleford

      I feel like I shouldn’t like this but the groove is too strong for me to resist

      • That tone certainly doesn’t hurt either, ammirite?

        • RustyShackleford

          It’s djenty in a way that makes me all tingly inside

          • Djenty in a way that does not include 10 different samples, overdubs, and reverb!

  • ┼yree

    “In the vein of Immolation/Incantation”

    http://i.imgur.com/CmHbecv.gif

    • Dubs

      Yes, that news certainly piqued my interest. I wonder if Anselmo can pull it off.

      • Boss the “Crimson King” Ross

        He can do everything…

      • ┼yree

        Yeah, that’s going to be interesting for sure. Phil has never really been one to play anything very challenging and Immolation is technically a tech-death band in a sense. I guess it depends on who he gets musician wise to play in the band.

        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          Necrophagia >>>>>>

          • sweetooth0

            Necrophagia is probably a good point of reference for Phil’s technicality on the guitar front (i.e.: not at all). But I do dig that stuff. As long as it’s cavernous and heavy as all fuck, it doesn’t need to be super technical. But then I guess a comparison to Immolation doesn’t really fit.

    • Wonder if the vocal approach will be to go Full Phil or just death metal growls. Full Phil over that style would have my interest.

      • ┼yree

        I mean, I’d hope for death metal growls.

        • Waynecro

          When I saw Slayer, Pantera, and Morbid Angel many, many years ago, Phil sang, I think, “Altars of Madness” with Morbid Angel. Pretty sure he was doing pretty awesome death vox for at least part of that performance.

      • Down-style singing over Immolation tech. I’d jam it.

        • Was thinking more along the lines of his screaming but if he’s singing melodies and it works then that will make things interesting.

          • Oh I know what you meant, I just think something more improbable and possibly sillier would be great.

  • Also not completely new, but fucking killer.

    The new Lynch Mob album is downright fun. Give it a whirl!

    GL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4U6jrsmwGk

  • ┼yree

    Tardigrada are almost done with their full length album. Some killer atmospheric Black Metal.

    “We are pleased to announce that Tardigrada is putting the finishing touches on their debut album, and it is currently slated to be released as a DLP between Fallen Empire and a to-be-named European label.” – Fallen Empire Records

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83F2PlR15nM

  • Weekend Nachos is doing demos for their next album. If they get a new album out next year, I will be excite.

  • “Fuck World Trade” is such a sweet album, you guys. I hope this new one comes close.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fC1RTkeQZM

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      I listened to it twice. It’s jam, not maybe as jam as FWT, but jam.

    • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

      It was pretty good. Kinda like The Exploited meets Against All Authority (on certain parts).

    • more beer

      Ask any crackhead. There is no such thing as leftover crack.

      • sweetooth0

        That’s the joke I think.

        • more beer

          It’s really not funny. Especially having seen many crackheads without that shit. Losing their fucking minds.

          • sweetooth0

            Oh I know a few.

  • Boss the “Crimson King” Ross

    Name a genre, Phil Anselmo has a band for it.

    • Dubs

      Djent? lol

      • Boss the “Crimson King” Ross

        Ha, you got me

      • ┼yree

        I met him once at MDF. Sweet heart of a guy. The guy just gets bombarded with fans (People not actual fans) though, I guess that’s why he smokes weed. Allows him to keep cool.

        • Dubs

          From the videos and interviews he’s done in recent years, he seems to have let go of a lot of the rage that was causing problems in his life and gotten a lot more mellow.

          • Boss the “Crimson King” Ross

            Understandably. He has become the wisened old metal man.

          • ┼yree

            Seems like a very charitable guy too. I mean he did spend some ridiculous amount of dollars to get Mike Williams out of prison and clean.

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            And really really tried giving Pentagram’s singer a chance when he was trying to get himself back on his feet. Guy ended up being too much of a liability though.

          • ┼yree

            You get to a certain point and I guess there is no going back.

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            Yeah, sadly, judging by the newest Vice interview with him, he’s off the rails again.

          • ┼yree

            What ever happened to Wino? Didn’t he get busted with crack in Norway?

          • sweetooth0

            Meth

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            Last I read, he’s barred from entering or touring Europe after that, since Norway’s an EU nation. Not sure if he’s back on the road, mething up still, or what.

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            He didn’t get busted for crack. He got busted with about 16 dime bags worth of meth.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Bobby’s just too much. Have you seen ‘Last Days Here’?

          • sweetooth0

            Yup, he LOVES crack. A LOT.

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            Kuh kuh kuh yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaah!

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I don’t normally watch documentaries even about subjects that really interest me, but that was such a good movie.

          • sweetooth0

            Yeah, very captivating for sure. Didn’t really know much about Pentagram until I saw that (I knew the name and had heard a few songs but didn’t know their fairly tragic story).

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            Yep! How the fuck that man is/was still alive is beyond me.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            To quote the fireman from Ren & Stimpy “I’ve known fellers like that”. The hard stuff destroys their lives but leaves them alive.

          • Ground Beef Booger Riot

            I was saying that about Charlie Sheen, but I’m sure now that he’s probably already full speed ahead into a Leaving Las Vegas style bender (with shitloads more coke) right now.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I’m sure even Bobby isn’t crazy enough to go bareback with porn stars and hookers.

          • Ground Beef Booger Riot

            He’s probably had his share of hookers, but probably not bareback. Porn stars get tested way more than the average person, so they’re actually a sorta safe bet.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I’m sure companies like Vivid and Brazzers have to test their people. Even they have standards to maintain.

          • Ground Beef Booger Riot

            If I’m not mistaken, it’s CA law that actors have to be tested. They’ve even passed a law there where actors have to wear rubbers.

    • I want a Papa Anselmo dungeon synth record

      • Boss the “Crimson King” Ross

        It’s so dungeony that it hasn’t seen the light of day.

      • ┼yree

        He can’t shut up long enough to do something like that.

    • I want another Superjoint Ritual album.

      • Boss the “Crimson King” Ross

        That would indeed be cool.

    • him and those pesky Illegals

    • Stockhausen

      “Good”

      OOOOOOHHHHH SIQQ BURN
      (if you saw me originally post that as a new comment, feel free to shame me)

    • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

      I wanna see him do a tin pan alley thing a la Tom Waits.

      • Boss the “Crimson King” Ross

        Or do an album WITH Tom Waits.

        • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

          Good god, that’d be weird beyond belief! Imagine the conversations between him and Tom after drinking and toking up.

    • Waynecro

      I’m still waiting for Eibon to release a goddamned CD.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym5r709sLQw

  • ┼yree
  • Not to get all of topic and such, but I sure hope all this puesdo-war-drum-beating that is occurring in the East sure doesn’t happen. Seems like that would be a drag.

    • KJM, Shake Zula

      I have younger friends on Twitter that are reservists. I worry about them. They’re kinda scared. It’s probably the only time in my life I’ve felt any kind of paternal instinct.

  • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

    What, Blythe finally ran out of things to talk about regarding his barely a week in a Czech jail? “It was brutal, I tells ya…… you could hear them rolling cheese wheels down the halls!”

    • I am fairly confident it was longer than a week… I though it was a month?

      • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

        My goof. I thought it was 5 days, actually.

    • /posts black & white photo of a street lamp to Instagram
      //hailed a staggering work of genius

      • ///everyInstragramuser

        • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

          I thought Instagram was just for the Kardashians and wannabe models.

          • Dubs
          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            Bring it! I’ll have Kim Kardashian’s IG butt photos swallow him whole!

          • i don’t think he’ll be complaining

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            No, it’s where I go for even more awesome pics of all the female Metalheads and women wrestlers I talk to on Twitter. That’s all.

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            *noticing the total lack of women here. Le sigh*

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Eh, you never know who could be behind some of the nom de plumes here.

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            Something about plums? *scratches head*

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            nom de plume = “pen name” in French

        • Dubs

          You should check out my b&w photo of a beach ball. It’s so deep.

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            Everything is deep when it’s done in black and white.

            https://tinypapers.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/035_2.jpg

            In color, it’s just ketchup and hot sauce. In black and white, it’s a catalyst for the horrors of war. Or something.

          • ┼yree
          • BEARD-SPLITTER

            Lolermagod

          • oh noes, not the new cool pope!

          • The best thing about social media is that is that is it so superficial. A million people pretending to care about something that doesn’t really matter to them at all. They just join the bandwagon of the day. It is most excellent.

          • Seriously. So vapid.
            Unrelated, follow me on Instagram @JoeThrashnkill

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            Only if there’s butt selfies.

          • *!RAH RAH RAH!*

            I am going to waste 70000 hours of my life trying to project my fantasy world on youuuuuuuuu! Then I am going to try to create my own false fantasy of life based on your false fantasy!!!! All while eating dinner with my family WHILE on VACATION!!!!

            *SNAPS SELFIE*

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            “So, what do you do for a living?”
            “Oh, I’m a model!”
            “Oh, what agency are you with? Ford Modeling?”
            “Oh no, I’m on Instagram!”

            “Do you get paid for it?”
            “Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm, no, but I got 25 followers and………”
            “Check, please! And give it to her!”

          • I want to slowly crawl back into the void….

    • Stockhausen

      His explanation on that post was fair enough, but his teen-angst tone could have been toned down by roughly a billionty.

      • /billionty

        maxlolz

      • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

        A Brazillionth.

        • brazilliantly waxed

          • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

            That’d make a good title for a death metal song.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan
    • news my dad can use

      • Great-grandfather rock.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Jimmy plz! This means 4 out of 5 members of the classic Journey lineup are currently in the band!

        • Stockhausen

          Dads rejoice!

        • i want Randy Jackson and the Korean guy in the band.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Jimmy plz! Randy Jackson was the bassist on Raised By Radio!

    • KJM, Shake Zula

      Yep, I figured you’d be psyched about that.

    • A Chili Dog In Each Nostril

      As you crank up Doobie Brothers on your great great great great grandfather record player.

      http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/8-18-2015/C_1Mrp.gif

  • Stockhausen

    “Good”

    OOOHHHHHH SIQQ BURN

  • BEARD-SPLITTER

    New Borknagar? All kinds of excitebike

  • God fucking damnit Clara

    • KJM, Shake Zula

      I still miss Amy and Rory.

      • Yea they were awesome. Just once I would like one of the doctors companions to have a peaceful death, but whatever.

        • KJM, Shake Zula

          Well, Amy And Rory did get to live out their lives and die of natural causes. It was just in a different time.
          I don’t understand why everybody thinks Donna’s ending was so tragic just because of amnesia. I’m assuming that lottery ticket The Doctor gave her via Wilf was a winner.

  • ME GORAK B.C.™

    RANDOM FINNISH METAL!!!!!!

    https://youtu.be/NiXwrct2Fk0