TMP: Artificial Brain, Obsequiae, Beyond Creation, Moon Tooth, Soen, and More!

Get in here for the only news that will matter in the next few days. I can’t think of anything else that will happen that will make worldwide headlines.

Artificial Brain has a new album coming in Spring of 2017 and are going on a little tour with Cognitive.

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Tech death band Beyond Creation are hitting up Mexico and South/Central America in February.

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The 2017 UK Download Fest lineup is… uh… really weird so far.

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Atmospheric sludge dudes Downfall of Gaia released a new video for their album coming out Friday.


Obsequiae released a new track [Editor’s Note: swoooon] on a benefit compilation for Doctors Without Borders. I have heard of maybe one other band on the compilation. I should check this out.


The Great Old Ones released a new track via Decibel. Head over there for more info.


Soen, the best Tool ripoff band ever, released some samples from their upcoming album, which sound less Tool-like.


Moon Tooth did an Audiotree recording of a couple of their songs that I particularly enjoy. The interviewer host guy is painful, though.


  • Ash Borer released a new single from their upcoming album. Check out some atmospheric black metal here.
  • Alkaloid signed with Season of Mist before their upcoming album, which will be out “late 2017”.
  • Mastodon shared a little bit of studio footage. I hate that literally every metal outlet says that things like this are “teases” of a song on a new album. No. It’s some fucking studio footage where you can basically only hear a guitar solo. It tells you nothing about the album.
  • Texas thrash band Power Trip plans to release an album in early 2017.
  • The Strapping Young Lad album City is getting repressed via Blood Music.
  • Yet another Animals as Leaders track (album out Friday).
  • Yet another Superjoint track (also out Friday).
  • Mutoid Man premiered four new songs live, watch them here.
  • Invoking the Abstract shared a new video over at Decibel. Head over there for some instrumental tech metal.
  • Allegaeon are having some money problems that could allegedly collapse the band. This was news early last week, but I figured maybe someone wanted to discuss it.
  • I haven’t heard of too many of these bands, but check out the lineup for Maryland Doom Fest. I guess MD is the place to be if you like festivals.
  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    British ‘metal’ festivals <<<<<<<<<<

    • AndySynn

      Yeah, I just got back from one. It was fantastic…

      Oh, wait, you’re talking about Download aren’t you? Download isn’t a Metal festival. It’s the sort of festival where they make sure to book ONE* straight-up “Metal” band per year so they can say “hey, we have Metal too!”… and that band is usually Lamb of God.

      (* exaggerating for effect)

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        I assume Damnation fest was the one you just got back from?

        • AndySynn

          You assume correctly sir.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            I passed on going to that because of how hyped I was for nails going before the hiatus happened; going to it without seeing them would make me unreasonably annoyed.

          • AndySynn

            Are we ever going to actually find out what the hell happened with that hiatus/break-up/tantrum?

  • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

    Maryland Doom Fest>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Captain Beyond is back?

    • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

      They’ve been back since 2013. Only Bobby Caldwell remains but he wrote a lot of the debut album. He’s also an amazing drummer.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Yeah, I know about Bobby writing most of the first album, hence why the second album lost some punch after he left. But who else is in the band?

        • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

          It’s a ton of random people I’ve never heard of.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Figures. I wish Rod Evans could be plucked from obscurity. Oh well.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            If he reappeared and rejoined Captain Beyond I’d be so happy. I don’t think he’ll ever reappear though he was inducted in the R&R Hall Of Fame with Deep Purple oddly enough.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, after he was sued from the fake Deep Purple debacle and removed from getting royalties he was never heard from again. And that was 1980!

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            I’ve seen footage of the fake Purple on Youtube. It’s so bad. Fuck Steve Green. He’s the reason fake Purple existed and he assembled a fake Steppenwolf which lasted from 1977 to 1980.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            So dumb.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            I actually found the footage of fake Purple. It’s Rod Evans trying to sing Smoke On The Water. It’s from Mexican TV. It doesn’t work at all.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYuLwQMB7h4

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Garbage.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            It’s really bad.

        • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

          I dont know their names, and I really dont care. I just like the music!!! Great for fuck!!

          -Posted by Jessica Stavros, Sep 21 2011

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      This is news to use!

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Oh shit! They’re on the MD Doom line up!

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Yeah, that’s why I commented. Friggin’ weird.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Ha, I thought you were just adding to the news.

            Their debut is a classic, as you and JJD know

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yup the first album is fucking amazing. The second album has it’s moments too, most importantly Starglow Energy.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            They had a really shitty third album with a different singer but with the return of Bobby Caldwell to the band.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, I still haven’t heard that one and have no desire to.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            It’s nowhere near as good as any of their other albums. It sounds like a infinitely shittier version of the second album.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Lame.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            It sure is. The singer is also awful.

      • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

        I’d go to Maryland Doom Fest.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Do it! And see Wo Fat too

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            I just might try and find a way down there.

  • Jack Rabbit

    Damn, I’m stoked for new Artificial Brain. Sadly, their New York date is the day after I go back to school.
    And I’m gonna jump on that City reissue

  • RustyShackleford

    *sees Artificial Brain tour poster*

    I never get to go to cool shows….

    *notices Rochester date*

    AYYYYYYYYY YUP!!!!

  • Abradolf Lincler

    speaking of Ash Borer, everyone should check out this slab of related awesome (better than newer AB imo)
    https://youtu.be/yirT0T4YWhA

  • Why did no one tell me that Funeral Chic is from my city?

    https://funeralchic.bandcamp.com/

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Funeral Chic is from your area

      • Thanks

      • Joaquin Stick

        Hot Single Chics in Your Area. Click Here For Free Malware.

  • Obsequiaeeeeeegeghggghghfghfhgf

    FANTASTICAL MEDIEVAL HAILS!

    *stabs nearby malandro in ye olde fashion way*

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–Iykxn8Nm–/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/17y025uicr8ogjpg.jpg

    • Joaquin Stick

      I’m listening to the rest of that compilation now, and its a very strange mix indeed. Nothing really standing out yet, just a bunch of chill music.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    I’m listening to that Serpentine Dominion album that you talked about a few weeks ago on TMP. Its weird to hear corpsegrinder almost sing. It’s tiptoeing a fine line between Vile era CC and metalcore. I can’t decide if I like it or hate it

    • Abradolf Lincler

      my interest is piqued

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm
  • That Download lineup is a straight-up trainwreck, holy shit.

  • Watching that Moon Tooth video and holy shit this interviewer is so awkward. When he’s talking about Snapchat for like 10 minutes and then admits at the end that he’s never even used it, like wut. He’s like a younger, hipster version of Michael Scott.

    • Joaquin Stick

      He’s fucking brutal.

  • Dumpster Lung ᴰᵃᵐᵃᵍᵉ_ᴵⁿᶜ⁸⁹

    What!? Artificial Brain is going on a relatively small tour and they’re actually coming to Nashville? Sweet!

    I mean, we’ve been getting more and more metal as time goes on, but seems like we only get something right in Nashville when they’re going all over the country. Don’t think I’ve ever noticed a tour where it’s a smaller number of dates where we’re not skipped over in favor of Atlanta. Woohoo!

    • Abradolf Lincler

      yep, im closer to Atl than you but pretty much everything skips Avl in favor of Atl.

      • Dumpster Lung ᴰᵃᵐᵃᵍᵉ_ᴵⁿᶜ⁸⁹

        You going to go see Dillinger this Friday? I would normally go to the Atlanta date, but since they’re playing Knoxville on Sunday I’ll go there instead. Much easier drive and I’m already on the east side of town as it is, so I can just ride the same interstate all the way.

  • Dumpster Lung ᴰᵃᵐᵃᵍᵉ_ᴵⁿᶜ⁸⁹

    Oh man, finally more Power Trip news. I heard about them playing a new song live months back, but nothing since. Fuuuuuuuuck yeah. And new Superjoint!

  • SYL’s City: one of the best heavy metal albums ever written! #newsevenacavemancanuse

  • BobLoblaw

    Vomitron have released NESessary Evil on Spotify and its wonderful.

    • Dumpster Lung ᴰᵃᵐᵃᵍᵉ_ᴵⁿᶜ⁸⁹

      Never heard of ’em, but it was cool. I actually liked that very first one of theirs the best, from what I’ve heard so far.

      • BobLoblaw

        The self titled and No NES for the Wicked are amazing. Penis Flytrap, Mortal Wombat and Chicken Sacrifice are must listens and the covers are wonderful. This is my favorite though. https://youtu.be/PmYGfn5Iq9s

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Download may be not so good, but Bloodstock has announced Amon Amarth, Testament, Blind Guardian and Possessed so far (and a few more less thrilling) and Incineration Festival has 1349, Samael, Sodom and Akercocke as its mains.

  • Waynecro

    This is a lot of good usable news. Thanks, JS!

  • TrundleTheGreat

    For any Toileteers in the Philly area.

    http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2016/11/7/decibel-metal-beer-fest-tickets-on-sale-now

    Edit: It’s a metal & beer fest.

  • GoatForest

    New Strapping Young Lad? That’s cool.