News/New Music Roundup: Gorguts, Kawir, Moonsorrow, The Great Old Ones and More

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I think I finally understand the ultimate nature of news: If you don’t report it, it just keeps piling up. Here is some news.

First things first, some band called Gorguts has a new song out.

The song, “Wandering Times” is taken off of Pleiades Dust out May 13th. It’s giving Colored Sands a pretty good run for its money, but I remain curious as to how the whole is going to work if the album is just one big song divided into movements. Most, if not all, of you have already heard it, but I’d say it’s just worth listening to twice.

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Cynic is preparing to release a thing that is related to their shows in Japan, I suspect a live video/album. I guess if you’re still interested in (what’s left of) the band take a look at the video below.

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Crossover legends D.R.I, are preparing to release a new EP, their first of new material since 1995! Says Kurt Brechtto in the Phoenix New Times: “just a handful of songs to test the waters. We haven’t put out anything new in so long, so we wanted to see how much interest there really is in it.” Brecht adds, “It’s straightforward, without the metal guitar sound… I’m more into the hardcore myself, but it’s okay if we keep the metal because we mix it all together.”

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Fade Kainer from Batillus/Statiqbloom had his van stolen; these things are things that are bad and also not good.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207472059551951&set=a.10200123474361914.1073741825.1602202930&type=3&theater

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There’s a new Kawir song out; “Dionysus” is taken from Father Sun Mother Moon, out in April (exact date unclear as of now). If Hellenic black metal is your thing, Kawir has been dominating Rotting Christ and Varathron and pretty much every other major band from the scene for a few years now.

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The electronic/space rock/techno-whatever band K-X-P will release III part 2 through Svart Records on March 18th. According to the band/press release, fear of war, euphoria, dark sexuality and a cosmic new time are flashes of the mood and atmosphere of the new album, and when put to the background of 1970’s Sheffield, ravaged by its industrialization, you get an idea what the fourth K-X-P album sounds and looks like.

If, on the other hand, you’d like a more substantial example of what to expect you can jam “Freeway” below.

https://soundcloud.com/svart-records/kxp-freeway

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Last years’s best album might have been Tähtiportti’s self-titled debut. Rejoice Tapir, and the one other guy who actually took the time to check them out, for on April 1st, Svart Records will release their sophomore album Eetterimessu. According to the band, it won’t be a bitter journey to the darkness with thought-scrambling, metaphysical phantasms. Instead, it’s a gate to the inner light and brightness (hope you brought your sunglasses, I know I got mine), desiring to embrace the listener and lead him/her into a magical dance. And there’s a new song out. I dig, I jam.
Jam this song, this magnificent song. This song ov the month song, below.

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Dawnbringer has released a new EP digitally, which you can stream below. Ektro Records will release the physical version in the coming months.

Dedicated to death.

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The Great Old Ones have signed to Season of Mist, apparently.

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IN OTHER, SMALLER NEWS ITEMS

  • Mastodon is going to open their own “Ember City” rehearsal space in the town of Atlanta. If you inhabit the village of Atlanta and play music and haven’t got a place of your own to rehearse, or need a better one, this news could interest you, and you can read more of it here.
  • Moonsorrow released a teaser for their upcoming album, Jumalten Aika, out 1st of April.
  • A new video for “Lahja” off of the Värähtelijä, out this Friday, has been released by Oranssi Pazuzu
  • Dysrhythmia is scheduled to hit the studio in late April to record their new album.
  • The year 2016 continues to suck and musicians keep dying. This time Piotr Grudzinski, the guitarist of Riverside, aged only 40, and Chris Reaper Campbell, the vocalist of Martyrvore.
  • A new death metal supergroup featuring former and current members of Bolt ThrowerBenedictionand Cerebral Fix is emerging like a giant bone monolith in Birmingham. You may want to keep your eye out for Memoriam.
  • Oh, and new Rotten Sound, I suppose.
  • COAL ROLL

    I would like more news on a more regular basis.

    • Bear God is trying to get a Journalist grade, but he’s stuck in the school trying to chase the Bear Girls on the TV classes.

    • Me too, BEAR GOD

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        I try my best alright! Drinking takes up a LOT of time you know.

  • Boss the Ross

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      It is exciting.

  • can somebody summarize Dawnbringer in a few sentences? i liked Nucleus several years ago, then Night of the Hammer was strange. do they go through lineup changes? has their sound changed significantly?

    • I’ve only listened to Night of the Hammer and the EP. Both made me happy

      • Nucleus is kinda High on Fire esque! might be up your alley (definitely BtR though)

  • Omg, I like this News Round edition!

    New Gorguts is intriguing me, but I am wanting to listen the whole thing first. I still wish I have a copy of Colored Sands to replay it, great album.

    Cynic makes me sad, but I will def check that performance.

    I remember you shared Kawir and I truly dig their black/folk metal thingy.

    I have hopes for new Moonsorrow. And new Rotten Sound too!

    Stoked about Memorian too, of course!

    Good round, Bear God!!!

    • i think Rotten Sound and Gadget are going to bring everyone together, like good grond is supposed to do. nobody around here really dislikes those bands right?

      • I remember that Tapir likes Kai Hahto work in Rotten Sound!

        • he was on my mind. that Tapir will surprise you!

          • Tapir>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m sorry Link but I have to downvote this.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

      • I’m told the Gadget album absolutely rips and the three Rotten Sound tracks are promising. Good year for grind so far.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          You feature prominently in Rotten Sound’s, uh… sound

          • Boss the Ross

            Hahahahahahahahaha!
            Awesome.

          • That is my MO.

  • Stanley
    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I’m excited for the new EP. Hopefully it’s very good.

    • Boss the Ross
      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I almost bought an original pressing of this but it was 25 bucks.

        • Boss the Ross

          Should’ve bought it.

          • COAL ROLL

            absolutely.

          • Boss the Ross

            I pass on good stuff sometimes, but an original press of some high quality hardcore? Never.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            It might actually still be at my local record store. I’ll have to check.

          • COAL ROLL

            $25 seems pretty low for something like this too.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Wait, that’s actually cheap?

          • COAL ROLL

            If it’s in nice condition, yes.

          • Boss the Ross

            Exactly

          • RJA

            40.00 here – original, seems to be unopened, and signed.
            now, 40.00 is pushing it for a 7″ for me!
            http://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-PRESSING-D-R-I-VIOLENT-PACIFICATION-7-EP-NEW-MINT-33-RPM-SCCRF-/121788109335?hash=item1c5b231217:g:AusAAOxyoMxSIEid

            Edit: I meant un played not unopened

          • Boss the Ross

            Okay, 40 bucks is definitely pushing it. But i probably would’ve paid the 25

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’ve seen it for much cheaper on their store. They have it for 5 bucks as well as the Dirty Rotten EP on colored vinyl.

          • Boss the Ross

            But, original press.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Good point.

          • COAL ROLL

            My local record store sells on Discogs for less than they do in-store. I usually make a wishlist before I go in, and show them the discogs on my phone, and they sell to me for those prices

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I don’t know if Darkside has Discogs.

          • COAL ROLL
          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Well I didn’t know that.

          • COAL ROLL

            see what record it is?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I did. That’s an expensive WASP record.

          • COAL ROLL

            most new wax…esp 180g are going to be in that price range.

          • Boss the Ross

            Yeah, that’s pretty annoying. I picked up some NM original Accept albums a while back for 5 bucks each, then I go to another store and rereleases are 25 bucks. It’s kinda ridiculous.

          • COAL ROLL

            What’s more amazing to me is that someone let go of those records for a low enough price that the record store can sell them for just $5

          • Boss the Ross

            I will agree with you, it’s a shame. But I’m not gonna complain, haha
            They get quite a bit of older stuff in and sell for cheap, I picked up Last in Line for 5 as well

          • COAL ROLL

            that’s sweet. I got a nice copy of Ritche Blackmore’s Rainbow for a few short dollars like that. I don’t see the Dio albums around ever

          • Boss the Ross

            Nice grab. Last time I was there the Rainbow albums were scratched to shit.

          • Boss the Ross

            Those bastards, at least they match the price though

      • Stanley

        Yep, this was cool too. Before they found crossover. Five Year Plan was alright but after that…yawn.

        “Couch Slouch…Fuck Off!

        • Boss the Ross

          Damn, no love for Crossover, 4 of a Kind or Thrash Zone?

          • Stanley

            Sorry, I meant Crossover, I fucked up and typed Five Year Plan, I guess the riff was in my head, Duh duh dun-nah, duh duh dun-hah.

          • Stanley

            I saw DRI on the 4 of a Kind tour at the Bristol Bierkeller in 1988(?). I bought a white Dealing With It sweatshirt that I had signed my all the band. I wore it till it fell off.

          • Boss the Ross

            Sick!

        • more beer

          They said the new ep is going to be going back to their hardcore punk roots.

    • >implying hardcore is no longer good

      • Stanley

        Uh…well…uh…ok, let’s just say my tastes have changes somewhat. But I can still put on Dealing With It, Victim in Pain and Life of Dreams and enjoy every fuckin’ song.

        • Boss the Ross

          What are your thoughts on this?
          https://spiritsxxx.bandcamp.com/album/discontent

          • Accidentally played this LP at 33 RPM the other day. It was super jamming.

          • Boss the Ross

            Haha!
            I played my American Sharks LP the other day at 33 as well, fucking killer doom right there!

          • I’ve done that before too!!! Love that album.

          • Boss the Ross

            I think I listened to that album for a soild 2 weeks when i first got it. And it’s only what, 16 minutes long? I think my play count reached 100.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I posted a new article on my blog. Here it is:

            http://dadrockrevue.blogspot.com/2016/02/a-tribute-to-grateful-dead.html

          • Boss the Ross

            Cool man.

          • Stanley

            I don’t listen to this type of music anymore but if I did I would say this is a “solid slab of hardcore”. ha ha.

            Actually it’s pretty good. If I did listen to this type of music more often, this is the punky hardcore that I like.

          • Boss the Ross

            Cool, good to know.

  • 365ChaosRiddenDays

    This little preview of Gorguts sounds promising, after the masterpiece in “Colored Sands” I’m pretty sure that “Pleiades Dust” will rips!

    • Dubs

      I’m very excited for it.

      • 365ChaosRiddenDays

        Me too Dubs, anytime Gorguts shows how inspired and creative they are, there’s no dearth of good ideas in their music.

  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    This Memoriam group intrigues me. Members of Bolt Thrower you say? Interesting…

    • Something, something around this on the future. Please, stay in tune with Toilet ov Hell 😉 😉 😉

    • Dubs

      Don’t hold your breath. Sadly, supergroups often end up less than the sum of their parts. Here’s hoping for the best, though.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Very true.

      • the very reason Vhol surprised me with that STELLAR sophomore album

      • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

        True that. One is wise to take any news of a new “supergroup” with a grain of salt. But hey, sometimes they work out pretty good! Bloodbath, Killer Be Killed (I like it, sue me), Hail of Bullets, and Vhöl are all good examples. And idk if they qualify as a “supergroup” or not, but the new Nightkin fucking SLAYS.

        • I’m Link Leonhart I, and I support this comment.

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

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          The drummer from Nightkin is good people. Hell of a fucking drummer too.

          • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

            Their new album has really impressed me so far.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          HoB seemed pretty divisive as lots of people love ’em and lots of people seem to vitriolically hate ’em. I dig ’em myself.

          • Rob M

            Think a lot of that comes down to MVD’s vocals, with him gone I wonder how peoples opinions will shift

          • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

            Yea I don’t think I’ll be going out of my way to hear new, MVD-less HoB.

          • Rob M

            Ive lost a bit of interest in them myself after that announcement. Theyve got Dave Ingram doing fill-in duty this spring for MDF, but he’s nothing special as far as Im concerned

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Funny thing is I haven’t seen much criticism for Apshyx on MvD’s vocals, but that seema to be the main gripe for people on HoB.

      • Venomous Concept is pretty super as far as super groups go.

        • Dubs

          Yah, that new album kicked me in the huevos.

    • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

      German BM ist krieg!

      • Today is an all German black metal day.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Not black metal, but still German and rad.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMTCiUYn-UE

          • fight! fight!

          • CyberneticOrganism

            😛

          • Fuck, I love this band! The Into the Abyss demo was released the same year as Necrovore’s “Divus de Mortuus” and Morbid Angel’s “Thy Kingdom Come” demo. WHAT A YEAR FOR DEATH METAL!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, that demo is fucking rabid, as are the other two. Fucking sick!

          • This song… So evil and plodding. That necro sound gets me every time.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfL8jbFQqPg

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            It’s a shame they didn’t do more. Had a lot of promise.

          • I’ll have to pick that “Further Down into the Abyss” comp up at some point. Glad you reminded me of these guys. Always killer!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, I need to get that too. Is that comp easy to find?

          • Just did a search. Looks like Hells had the CD and the Vinyl at one point and then sold out of it. Now it looks like you have to pay overseas to get it on discogs or any where else. Can’t find it in the U.S.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Fuck.

          • Hells does a good job of restocking sold out shit, so hopefully soon they’ll get it back in stock.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            If not, maybe check at Headbash?

          • Yeah, this time I’m going to make sure I get to the shop first thing.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Agreed. And if the Poison comp isn’t there we can ask them about it.

          • This is true, those dudes and ladies were pretty chill. If I go to MDF I’ll check too. They’ll be there.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Nice, maybe ask them then.

          • Will do. Who knows, maybe some other distro will have it.

          • COAL ROLL

            they’re really fast with processing orders and shipping too.

          • Indeed. Always get my shit in 3 days unless Sunday interferes.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yes, very quick with a fucking godly distro.

          • Rob M

            If Im reading that right…they may still have the Vinyl….NWN looks like they still have the colored Vinyl as well

            Also found it on some place called Miami Metal Merchant, but I dont know shit about them

          • INDEED THEY DO! Thanks!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            What’s odd though is that on NWN it says blue, but on Metal Archives is doesn’t list blue as being a color, through the Iron Pegasus issue.

          • It’s probably because it’s a second or third pressing. I have a few represses that are different colors for that very reason.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Fuck, so cunting confusing.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            That link does say it’s a new updated version. So, a recent pressing I would guess. Probably going to pull the trigger.

          • Good man. I may or may not have already pulled the trigger 😉

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Of course you did, fucker.

          • Fuck everything. NWN is good with shipping by the way. It comes from California so it takes about a week.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Good to know. Never ordered from them before.

          • All vinyl comes in Priority packaging. Top-notch quality control.

          • Rob M

            Its listed on Iron Pegasus though, so yeah…must be a later print

            EDIT: Or some dumbfuck on MA missed it

          • Yeah, I’m seeing the blue version pretty much everywhere.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Rad!

          • I prefer Unskinny Bop

          • Yeah, lots of the glam bands had the same names.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08EVewJA8jM

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            This is true, but the metal Poison and Slaughter pre-date they’re shitty counterparts.

          • Good point!

        • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

          No German BM day would be complete without these miserable fucks–>
          https://youtu.be/iIRZz0KbVsI

          • FUCK YES!!!!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Still need some of their shit. Too many FUCKING BANDS!

          • Katharsis is a must. 666 and VVorldVVithoutEnd are so goddamn mean. Black Metal perfection in my opinion.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, I’ve listened to them on youtube from time to time. Need to pull the trigger on some of their shit.

          • I think Ajna has them in stock.

  • I’m not touching that Gorguts until the whole thing is out.

    That whole Cynic tiff honestly destroyed my perception of the band, and they were my #1 favorite at the time. 🙁

    I guess I didn’t post that Lascaille’s Shroud in time? New album art, title, track listing announced: https://www.facebook.com/Lascaillesshroud/photos/a.641944729167182.1073741825.156595471035446/1189214281106888/?type=3&theater

    • :'(

    • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

      Good thing I saw them live. I kinda had the feeling when they got back together that it wasn’t gonna last long. Excellent concert, though, and Meshuggah definitely delivered.

  • Count_Breznak

    Quite the schedule for Dysrhythmia. Touring with Gorguts till 17.04. and hitting the studio the same month. ..and wasn’t Gorguts like 50% Dysrhythmia ?

    • Dubs

      Colin Marston’s work ethic and creative output is absurd.

      • It’s crazy what you can do when your passion and source of income line up.

        EDIT: not to say anyone could be Colin Marston, dude is unnaturally gifted as it is

        • d00d YOUR work ethic and creative output is impressive.

        • SIGH, back to spreadsheets

          • You’re already rolling in money from all the dank memes we posted on the FB page, right?

          • so long as he doesn’t question from WHERE that money comes…

        • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

          You mean like me with inside sales for copier equipment? Good point, I guess I’m just one of the lucky ones.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Waiting for that sweet dong money to flow in…

          • Dubs

            I’m very pleased you took those and ran with them.

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            Lol, why do I have this feeling that we’re not even 1/100 the way into your massive (Donkey Kong) dong collection?

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            sweeeeeet dong…lol

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    I read this whole thing and it looked like Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      I’m confused at what you’re trying to convey.

      • Boss the Ross

        I think there’s a new Gorguts album?

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          Just a song, baby.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Oh, so a new song from Gorguts. Oh, I got it now.

    • I read your entire comment as LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD LISTEN TO CONSIDERED DEAD

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        Randall I stand by my previous statement that Colored Sands is their best work (it’s certainly my favorite from them), but I can delve back into that. I have some chores and shit to do today and there’s nothing better music if you gotta do chores. Adult shit.

      • I like Erosion of Sanity and Obscura too.

        • tertius_decimus

          The music for Obscura was completed in 1995 already. I wonder how heavy could be the impact to the scene if the date of release wouldn’t have been postponed for three years.

          • Did not know that. Ahead of their time for sure.

    • Salvador Dalí Lama

      Gorguts with dat new album “PleiaDEEZ NUTS”

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Support Moonsorrow. Help Henri buy a proper hoodie.

    http://www.metalinjection.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Moonsorrow-Vinyl.jpg

    • tigeraid

      Man, he could afford the gold nose ring, but couldn’t splurge on a burlap sack.

      • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

        Buy that poor guy a cowbell to hang on his nose ring.

  • Rob M
    • I read up on these guys the other day. Sounds filthy, and they are from Germany. That works for my German metal day.

      • Rob M

        Good stuff…I knew they had a full length coming this year, but I just found out it drops next week

        • Killer! Have you heard the new The Fog album. Has a member from Black Priest of Satan.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5V8uDf7FcU

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, it’s Avenger from Nocturnal. Prolific bastard.

          • Indeed. So much shit. He has a Bandcamp page with all of his projects. There are over 40 releases.

            https://avenger.bandcamp.com/

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Jesus cunt!

          • Yeah, Prolific as fuck. Haha!

          • Rob M

            Goddamn!

          • Rob M

            Yes…killer album

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Pictured: Lord Ahriman (portrayed by Marilyn Manson) in the studio with Daniel Bergstrand

  • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

    MOONSORROW!!!!!!!!

  • BobLoblaw

    “Cynic” (Paul Masvidal) actually said when they posted that concert to youtube that it wouldnt be released in any other format.

  • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

    And definitely sad when I heard Riverside’s guitarist passed. Second Life Syndrome, Rapid Eye Movement, and Love, Fear And The Time Machine are absolute masterpieces. RIP, and godspeed, good and brilliant sir.

  • Old Man Doom

    Oh, fuck yeah! New album from The Great Old Ones! Crossing my fingers that they can get a US tour going now that they’re on a bigger label.

  • Waynecro

    I am absolutely intrigued by and psyched about the new Gorguts, and that new Kawir is sounding pretty swell.

  • Lacertilian

    Dysrhythmia entering the studio has my scales all erect n shit.