News Roundup: Marriages! In Solitude! Wormrot! Children of Bodom!

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New albums! Breakups! Drummer searches! Children of Bodom for some reason!


In news 99% of you will not give a damn about, Finnish shred outfit Children of Bodom are working on a new record! Look at this drum set! It’s big! With rumors suggesting a new next-gen Guitar Hero game this year, perhaps Alexi Laiho is anticipating phat royalty checks with this new album. No release information is available at this time, but more like Children of BOREdom, amirite??? Who even likes that band???

bodom/At one point seriously considered purchasing an Alexi Laiho signature guitar.


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Marriages, one of the many excellent projects by extremely talented human Emma Ruth Rundle, have a new album dropping tomorrow. Spoiler: It’s really damn good. Don’t believe me? Stream Salome in full below!


Singaporean grind legends Wormrot announced last night that they have parted ways with longtime drummer Fitri. That’s a bummer! BUT, here is your opportunity to play drums in one of the best grind bands around! You’re a completely unfuckwithable drummer that lives in Singapore, right? Apply here and maybe YOU too can serenade a radical goat.

Wormrot Goat


In Solitude

Finally, we close this news roundup with a total bummer: In Solitude are calling it quits. The Swedish retro rockers made the announcement Friday afternoon via Facebook. Their statement is reposted below:

2002 – 2015

Dear friends. It is with great sadness that we inform you that we have chosen to end In Solitude here.

This is something that’s been taking shape for a long time and suddenly the day came when we had to evaluate our positions in life and find a solution.

The reasons for our departure are not hostile in any sense and our love for each other and the music is stronger than ever before. But it is with respect for that music and that love between us that we choose to end it at this point.

Changes in our personal lives demanded that we treated this as carefully as we could and with our deepest respect and reverence for all personal feelings, and for the aim of our journey.

This has been one of the hardest decisions we’ve ever had to make and we’ve had to investigate every inch of our beings in order to make this right. In Solitude has been the center of our lives for 13 years and we’ve invested everything we have in this and to make this decision was to rip us up by ours roots and make us re-evaluate our entire lives and our future.

As the final words fell in our concluding agreement, we looked back and saw with new eyes the magnitude of our brotherhood and the things that were carried through because of it. Our trust, our love, our shared obligation. The truth of the hand and the truth of the word to disperse the bounds between us and to diverge the shore for us follow. How it gave us the width of the world and the means to share it and store it together. All that was in it and all that was taken from it. And all the things that now shall pass without our collective notice. We saw with new eyes how clarity entered in stagelight and moonlight and sunlight and darkness and landed us finally over and over in that inexplicable mystery of beauty that we’ll share as ours forever. If there was ever an accomplishment in what we did, it was the merging of the five of us in unity and the things that came as everything grew because of it. Not a single second was spared in these 13 years, and we’ll never ask for any of them back. We spent everything in our world on this and got more than everything back.

We want to thank all our closest brothers and sisters for being there and standing by our side the whole way through. Your love, support and hard work will never be forgotten and your presence have realized this band and enriched our lives in ways you’ll never understand. You are all truly the geniuses who shall change the course of the world. You know who you are. And we’ll always admire you for that.

Last, but most importantly. We thank all of you for being there. In the crowds, in front of the stereos and in our hearts. Without you, this strange and wonderful dream would never have happened. The impact of your support can never be put in words and the outcome of our lives will always be in debt to you for what you gave us. As much as we were In Solitude, you were as well.

We know that this will come as a shocking surprise for many of you. And we hope you understand that we must follow our hearts in order to stay true to what In Solitude is and what that entails.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you forever.

/Pelle, Uno, Gotte, Nicke and Henke

Go pick up some In Solitude merch before it’s mad collectible and jam “Pallid Hands” from their final record, 2013’s Sister.

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  • Edward/Breegrodamus

    “Pallid Hands” is In Solitude’s best song. They are a band I like. Too bad.

    Years ago I had a buddy who was very into Children of Bodom and I used to like a few of their older albums (I think Hatebreeder and Hate Crew Deathroll) but have not visited them in a long time.

    Wormrot >>>>>>>>

    • MoshOff

      I used to be way into Children of Bodom, then hair started to grow in my dark places.

      • Dr. Dubz

        Used to really like them too back before I could easily identify wankery as wankery.

        • MoshOff

          I don’t mind the wank, it’s just that the whole “Death Metal that isn’t really Death Metal but pretends to be anyway” thing isn’t my cup of tea.

          • The Beargod

            Wanky Power(less) metal with growlesque vox.

          • MoshOff

            Right, it’s more like Power/Rock with mildly gruff vocals.
            And Britney Spears and Rihanna covers.

          • Dr. Dubz

            They have definitely way overdone the covers thing.

          • The Beargod

            The covers are the only enjoyable thing they do. And it’s mainly for laughs. But srs, I think more bands should do covers like they do. Only with more effort.

          • MoshOff

            I don’t mind bands doing zany/out there covers. But recording an entire covers album full of them? Stahp.

          • The Beargod

            Actually I think could be good, provided a band could pull them well aka more effort, but mayne as a second disc or something instead of a separate release.

          • Honkey Wienerfart
          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Great song, serious. Puciato is a beast.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR4H9Xzu3Rk

      • Actiondonkey FKA Ferris Mueler

        Alexi and I were fond of each other back in the college days. I’ve since moved on but he still calls from time to time. Don’t tell Lucia.

    • Dagon

      I managed to completely miss In Solitude even after all the praise this last album got.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        I found out about them from all the praise their previous album to Sister got, The World. The Flesh. The Devil, at the end of 2011. EOTY blog things, lol

        • Dagon

          I wasn’t following the metal blogosphere at all in 2011. I was just listening to Sabbath and Kyuss every day lol.

      • Honkey Wienerfart

        I vaguely remember hearing a promo of their’s and quickly forgetting about it. That was aeons ago.

  • The Beargod

    Apparently Wormrot haven’t heard of Afri (the drummer) in a couple of weeks. And have had similar trouble with him before, they are worried he’s very deep in shit.

    It’s possible that they call it quits if things din’t work out now as it was initially promised Wormrot would never replace any members.

    Additionally I think I could like CoB if they stopped sucking so much.

    • Shrimp ov Bad Opinions

      I think CoB wrote a good riff once, probably just my imagination.

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt O)))

    Emma Ruth Rundle is a member of Red Sparowes, which is pretty much all I need to know to get me to listen to Marriages.

    • Pagliacci is Kvlt O)))

      As is Greg Burns. Double win.

  • Shrimp ov Bad Opinions

    Does anyone know if you can change a riff ov the week submission? I think that just this morning I found out something that might count for winning 2 editions in a row.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Total cunting bummer about In Solitude.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–5dopRwZXA

  • I hope Wormrot finds a new drummer. They’ll probably need someone from their area but maybe someone from overseas volunteers their services.

    • I say we all throw in a couple bucks to ship Tyree to Singapore.

      • Dr. Dubz

        I was actually thinking the same thing. Might have to be more than a few bucks though. Only first class for Tyree.

        • “Singapore is known for its impeccable cleanliness and low crime rate.”
          I dunno how he’s gonna like that, tho.

          • Honkey Wienerfart

            Known for damn good eats too. I watched a few episodes of No Reservations and The Layover, and Bourdain’s always said that outside of the extreme heat, it’s one of his fave places to go.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LWrBfeeBJU

      • Get over there Tyree! I hear Singapore is lovely this time of year.

    • The Beargod

      As I kinda stated below. If they don’t find a dude from their are, they’ll quit.

  • I spinned a lot of Children of Bodom in my college days. Good memories at 8pm in a two hour trip to home headbanging with the brolos at the back seats of the college bus!

    • Actiondonkey FKA Ferris Mueler

      What it sounds like in posterity…

      • Well, I haven’t revisited them in a lot of time. It’s still very teenager sounding to my ears. But, they’re regular OK, type.

        I still prefer Kalmah <3.

        • Actiondonkey FKA Ferris Mueler

          Yes. Seventh Samphony had some boss cuts. As for COB, Most of their work up to Hatecrew Deathroll was good but it just fell off dramatically after that.

          • We spinned a few songs of Are You Dead Yet? but, it was very meh. From now on, we forgot about CoB.

            It’s still part of our teen college days, still. Just for fun.

        • Honkey Wienerfart

          Same here on Kalmah!
          The main problem I have with COB is that every album is almost exactly the same, and alot of it’s just a bunch of chug along weedlie deedlies.

  • Dagon

    THE GOOD: Marriages. Emma Ruth <3
    THE BAD: Today is not Friday.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      Yo we should just start doing this on every post.

      • Dr. Dubz

        No.

      • Dagon

        I support this movement

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        I say do it once a day. One on every post is overkill.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          This week, in The Twilight Zone, JJD explains to Breegrodamus about overkill.

          • The italics are overkill. Time for an intervention. While we’re at it, about this Facebook tagging…

          • Don’t tag me on Facebook unless my mother is in mortal danger.

          • Or you find some cute pug pics/gifs/vids.

          • Yeah, that’s OK too

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I prefer only being tagged when it comes to dad rock news I’d like.

          • Dr. Dubz

            I just got this mental image of you sitting at your computer, a hunted look on your face, constantly clicking refresh, waiting for that tag to roll in.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I’m not on Facebook all day. I’m usually either sleeping or listening to music or eating.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I haven’t tagged you in something on Facespace for some time Molenaar.

          • CM, meet the Streisand Effect

          • ??

          • beyonce asked a bunch of paparazzi blogs to take down unflattering pictures of her. next thing you know, all the blogs were re-posting them

          • But…what does that have to do with anything?

          • “The italics are overkill” … “about this Facebook tagging…”
            don’t be surprised if your tagging increases after having brought it to all our attention

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I just realized how bizarre it was that I would say that.

    • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

      Good: my record store got in a 5000 piece CD collection
      Bad: They sold the X Cops CD I wanted.

    • Siqq Burnington

      The bad: I forgot my wallet at my uncle’s house.

        • Dagon

          No shame in admitting this show is what got me into medicine.

          I actually wrote about that on my admission letter that got me into Brown. I have no idea why they wanted to have anything to do with me.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            The first four seasons of House >>>>>>>>

            The last four seasons of House <<<<<<<<

          • Honkey Wienerfart

            I like to think that last season never existed, but like a loyal little trooper, I soldiered on to the end. Last episode was decent though.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I smartened up during the 5th season of Nip/Tuck, by about the third or fourth episode. Just no. I should have stopped even sooner than that. I heard the fifth season of The Walking Dead is good but I couldn’t handle anymore after finishing the fourth season.

          • I liked this season of TWD. It was hugely better than fourth. I was going to quit seeing the show in that season, PUAGH!

          • KJM

            Yes, it was!! I hated how they just glossed over the whole Woodbury falling apart thing. The Governor comes back and the place is in ruins, why?

          • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

            Season 4 is easily the weakest season, even worse than 2 imo.
            Season 5 is great tho, made up for season 4’s shittiness.

          • KJM

            FWIW, Season 5 of TWD is much better than 4.

          • Honkey Wienerfart

            I’m yet to watch the last episode of Burn Notice. It got pretty ridiculous for the last couple of seasons, and the plot seemed like they were hurting like a motherfucker for ideas. Last episodes were pretty good though.

          • huh, just like Lost. five great seasons and one that was obviously written by people on krokodil

          • Honkey Wienerfart

            I never could get into Lost, actually. Abrams more than made up for it with Fringe, though. One of my top 10 all time favorite shows. I was thinking the last season was gonna disappoint, but it actually turned out good, and they wrapped up all those loose ends quite nicely.

          • Dagon

            I agree wholeheartedly. 5 was still good, 6 okay and then it really suffered. Still love the show tho

        • Siqq Burnington

          Good thing I left my credit card on my home.

        • Count_Breznak

          Lord Percy Percy really changed after Edmund wasn’t arround anymore…

    • Honkey Wienerfart

      The good: just woke up, but thankfully I caught up on all my cleaning and various other shiat. No idea what I’m doing for the rest of the day.

      The bad. Robert D’Zar (Maniac Cop) and his magnificent chin are dead. The one man who could outchin Bruce Campbell and Jay Leno. Even the singer for Train couldn’t fuck with a chin like that!

      http://sp9.fotolog.com/photo/25/59/99/brunaty/1129607251_f.jpg

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        Holy shit is that actually dude’s face? Dude has a face.

        • Honkey Wienerfart

          Ever seen Maniac Cop?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I haven’t seen any of them. I might have caught a few moments of one on late TV years and years ago.

          • Honkey Wienerfart

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDy1z47oyiU

            A true classic of B-grade horror movies!

        • Honkey Wienerfart

          Yep! He had cherubism, which causes the lower face to swell up, especially the jaw. He’s from Chicago too, which is (almost) always a plus.

          • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

            Unless you’re Kanye West (not a knock on most of his music, although 808’s & Heartbreak was a bit shit, more a knock on his personality and ego. The only person who can get away with having a god complex is you great leader.)

          • Honkey Wienerfart

            Or Jenny McCarthy outside of thems righteous tittaes. And fuck Dave Draiman altogether.

          • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

            Amen to both. At least Kanye has made some cool music in his time, Draiman is a dickhead in addition to making mediocre music.

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        That’s a big chin. It’s almost cartoonish. May him and Bob Burns rest in peace.

  • Honkey Wienerfart

    In other news, Kiko Loriero is now in Megadeth. One part of me is hard, juicy and giggly at the news, and one part of me thinks this is going to be Dave wasting another magnificent talent by throwing him sheet music and saying “play this, you monkey!”. Plus I really don’t see their styles meshing together, especially since Kiko can easily outplay Mustaine (who’s not a bad guitarist at all, of course). It remains to be seen, but hopefully it’ll mean that Angra FINALLY does an American tour!!!! If they do, I’ll be the one in the audience screaming and fainting like an overcaffeinated teenybopper at a Justin Bieber strip show!

  • A Cat

    *MEOW*

    • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

      This is adorable.

    • #bringbackJoeBangles

      • I back this!

        #SeñorBoyánguels2015

        • KJM

          ToiletOvCats

          • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

            I’d say change the site name to that, but we don’t wanna be arrested for animal cruelty now do we.

          • KJM

            I love cats/dogs.

          • Por supuesto, señor Ká Gé Eme! <3.

            #SeñorBoyánguels2015 Bring it back so he can fight with A Cat.

          • KJM

            No, I want to watch them chase mice and play with string.

          • Oh, that too.

            I thought they would going to fight because Señor Boyánguels is a very mean cat.

        • Ah, Señor José Banguels is the disgraced Señor Boyánguels’ cousin.

    • KJM

      Confirmed.

  • Scrimm

    In other news, counting the seconds until the Gorguts reissues.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      Yo plus Scrimm they have an EP of new material being released this year!!!

      • Scrimm

        REALLY!?! How did I not hear of this?

        • “Gorguts also has a strong start on our next album, which will be an EP and one long song, over 30 minutes probably (the first 20 already written).”
          http://www.agoraphobicnews.com/Kevin-of-Dysrhythmia-interview.html

          • Dr. Dubz

            Totally missed that. Thanks for the update MolenEd.

          • ED ONLY KNOWS ABOUT IT CUZ ME. Also it probably won’t be this year, considering they have to finish writing, recording and then pressing to vinyl which will add another 5 months at least.

          • Scrimm

            Totally missed that.

      • Dr. Dubz

        Wait really?

    • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

      My record store got in some original Gorguts CDS. They sold quickly though.

      • Scrimm

        I have all originals, except my lost copy of Obscura.

        • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

          I think they got that in but I’m unsure.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          That sucks. What happened to it?

          • Scrimm

            I think it was when I moved back to AZ.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I lost one of my favorite sweaters from moving twice in about three and a half months. I’m still hoping it turns up someday when I unpack some shit.

          • Scrimm

            I lost quite a bit in that move. I hate losing clothes that you like, I have lost many shirts I loved to a theiving family member.

    • CT-12

      Are they out tomorrow? I’ve been wondering when I’m finally gonna get mine. Been waiting LONG ENOUGH

      • Scrimm

        Yep, tomorrow.

        • CT-12

          YUSSSSS!

  • wow this Sargent House is going down extremely well on this Flush-It Monday

  • Spear

    Fuck yeah, new Bodom. I am the 1%.

    • Shrimp ov Bad Opinions

      I believe we still have to find something you don’t like.

      • Spear

        I’m desensitized to mediocrity.

        • Actiondonkey FKA Ferris Mueler

          Taste my scythe.

    • Ricky

      Silent Night, Bodom Night!

      • old_man_doom

        Thank you for finally making this novelty account, Ricky, you drunk bastard.

  • Actiondonkey FKA Ferris Mueler

    Hadn’t heard of In Solitude but I dig the doomy rock vibe. Recommendations for a good album to start with?

    • I back this, I want to hear them too.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      Start with Sister, it’s their best album. They have a better grasp on their sound there than anything else they have done.

      • I know I can always count with my friend Breegrodamus <3.

  • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

    Apologies for not being on yesterday, I had to suffer the indignity of watching my beloved Newcastle lose to the filthy Mackem scum.
    Also, surprised to see a lack of Gojira news seeing as they’ve all but confirmed that they are tracking the new album.

  • Mother Shabubu III

    Children of Boredom. Why do a lot of Finnish people look like they have no eyebrows?

    • KimJongUn’s Crunchy Chest Hair

      Because eyebrows are fun, and Fins aren’t allowed to have fun. Unlike us here in Best Korea!

  • CT-12

    Just saw news of two touring black metal bands (Wormreich, Khaotika) involved in a car accident while on the road that has killed at least 3 people, with several others injured. I’m gonna leave these links to their respective stores/bandcamps for anybody who would like to help them out by purchasing something. R.I.P.

    http://khaotika.bigcartel.com/products

    https://wormreich.bandcamp.com/

    • Scrimm

      Really hate hearing stuff like this.

      • CT-12

        It hit me right in the gut dude, just knowing that, that could be any of us man. I hope someone creates a crowdfunding page for the bands to help with medical/funeral costs soon. R.I.P.

        • Scrimm

          Yeah it could. I was in a wreck years ago that I shoudn’t have survived much less walked away from and I saw the whole thing coming, so I learned to appreciate stuff a little more. I hope they do get some help and the injured recover as well.

    • KimJongUn’s Crunchy Chest Hair

      Doh, just saw that you posted that and just erased my post about it. Terrible news, but considering that the car was pretty much sliced in half, it could have been even worse. Wrecks like that rarely have survivors.

  • Tyree

    Emma Ruth Rundle is a Goddess.

  • Guest

    Some really bad news to report. The guys and gal from Khaotika and Wormreich were involved in a REALLY BAD wreck, and 3 are dead, and a couple injured. Never heard of them or heard them, but awful news nonetheless.

    http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/three-people-dead-in-van-crash-involving-heavy-metal-bands-khaotika-wormreich/

  • J.R.

    In Solitude is tight why have I never heard of them before?
    Of course they are splitting right when El Toilet gifts them to me.

    • I hadn’t heard of them til they announced their breakup either : /
      Then I listened and was like, “whaaaaaat, this is tight”.

      • J.R.

        We are two of soul, friend.
        Why is there no Toilet Ov Hell steam group?

        • Lacertilian

          Yeah Joe, why is there no Toilet Ov Hell steam group?
          Huh Joe, huh?

          (I don’t actually know what a steam group consists of, but I felt the need to repeat this like some kind of badgering echo loop)

          • J.R.

            *dons disquise* yeah Joe wtf bruh whats your dealio man c’mon like seriously

            (I have no idea either. I was just looking at my Steam profile for the first time in ever and noticed there were group thingies. And I know a few of us here play some vidya. So we could all be buddies!)

          • Lacertilian

            You have a steam profile but don’t know what it is?
            Now I’m even more confused.
            *retreats to rocking chair with walking cane*

          • J.R.

            It’s more like I just havent looked at the “profile” portion of my Steam stuff for a long time. I had joined a few groups a looooong time ago too that had since withered away, so I was looking to see what all was out there.
            It had obviously been a while. Message was a Disturbed lyric, picture was some dank meme, idk. It was bad.

      • J.R.

        Brother, we are two of soul.

        Why is there no Toilet ov Hell steam group? We should make it so

        • There is! I don’t do much of the vidya gaming but dubya can give you details.

          • J.R.

            I found it. Silly silly me. Like I dont spend enough time with you nerds