TMP: Mesarthim, Asphyx, Destrage, and More!


I don’t have any tour announcements this week, so to make up for it I collected a smorgasbord of song premiers. Come listen and make your (probably negative) opinion heard!

Thy Catafalque (avant-prog weirdness) have a second song out off their September 17 release.

Everyone’s favorite space black metal band, Mesarthim, released their/his second full length album yesterday. They don’t seem to be big on pre-release promotion.

I’m sure most fans have already listened to the new Meshuggah song. It’s certainly more of the same, which could be good or bad, depending on your tastes.

Their first album since 2012, Asphyx are back with some new old death metal. The album will be out at the end of September.

With the final installment in a conceptual trilogy, Veilburner announced a new album and a song to sample. Shit’s heavy.

In Flames released two new songs off their upcoming album. I don’t have much experience with the band, but so far the reception has been middling to poor.

  • After the weird breakup of Agalloch, I was eagerly awaiting news of what the core members would do next. Now we know! The three of them joined forces with a member of Giant Squid and formed a band called Khôrada. They say this new band will be a departure from their previous bands’ sounds, but hopefully not too much. Full post here.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers is going to tour with Babymetal in the UK, for some fucking reason.
  • Entheos added a guitarist from Scale the Summit to the band, making them the proggiest band in the world that doesn’t really make progressive music.
  • Italian spazzoid metal band Destrage posted “30.8.16” on their facebook page, so give them a like and wait for tomorrow.
  • Obituary announced a live album with a few new tracks added.
  • Whores has a new album coming October 28. Teaser video here.
  • Hierophant announced a new album coming in November. Check out a track here.
  • Myopic announced they will be entering the studio this weekend to record material for a release on Grimoire Records. Featured in a Dubya vs Lacertilian rekkid swap here.
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    • Howard Dean

      I hope they release this as a MCD, as well, and not just on vinyl.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        I guess we’ll have to see!

        • Howard Dean

          Sample sounds pretty dang good, anyway.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Agreed, though the Misthyrming sample sounded a little too clean. But I’ll be buying this anyway.

          • Agreed, but it also sounds mean as fuck! Seriously, Misthyrming sound pissed the fuck off on that sample.

      • I’d imagine they’ll release this in both formats. I have a feeling this will be in high demand.

        • Howard Dean

          I’m hoping that’s the case. The FB message says that it’s coming in the winter as a 10″ Split MLP. I agree–I imagine the demand will be there for a CD, too. Just hoping it’s not a vinyl only release (like the Malign EP from last year which was supposed to get the CD treatment, too, but it never materialized–major bummer).

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    All of this new music(except one) is pretty swell

  • Asphyx ruled all the buttz this time.


    • Yup, that tracks rips so hard.

    • Scrimm

      This guy gets it

    • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

      Awesome rifts!

      -Warrant Terrazas, 1 week ago

    • Ayreonaut

      Yeah that was pretty awesome!

    • Xinen

      Seriously, this band is one of my faves, well put.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    I’d normally be unable to care about anything that isn’t INCOMING DEAAAATHHH, but Thy Cataflaque made one of the most criminally unsung records of last year (some praise, 90% seemed to forget after a week), and Veilburner is a very excellent.
    Need to peep that Mesarthim too.

    • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

      This band is awesome they have done so many differnt things to music they r awesome they r differnt and ur afraid of it afraid of change ppl were afraid of change wen elvis danced but they are stupid and afraid becuz no1 can kill the metal or the rock my motto is u can kill the noise but not the spirit

      – yomon5, 28-07-2008 02:32

    • Joaquin Stick

      I was real late to the party on Thy’s last album, so I must agree that it went under-covered. Excited for this one.

  • Eliza

    I’m enjoying the Thy Cataphalque track. Mesarthim one is good too.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    That Meshuggah track is a good Meshuggah track.

  • Obituary is one of those bands that sounds even heavier live. I approve of this live album.

    • Dubbbz

      I haven’t been too impressed with their latter-day albums, but I’d definitely go see them live.

      • I don’t think I even heard their last album from Relapse. But, yes! They are still one of the best live bands ever. I try to never miss a chance to catch them live.

    • Ayreonaut

      Definitely, they kill it. I’m never disappointed by those guys

  • RustyShackleford

    OOoooooo Thy Catafalque is nice! I’m also a big fan of the Meshuggah track, cause of course. I’ve never heard of Mesarthim, but this sounds cool! I must have missed the memo that they were everyone’s favorite space black band. Could’ve sworn that was Darkspace, but then again that’s the only space black metal I’d ever heard up till now…

    Anyway. YEP.

    • Joaquin Stick

      Mesarthim rules all space and time.

    • Lacertilian

      Reviewed their first album last year, and Dubs & I have covered their previous minor releases on TTT.
      Kinda middled on the debut ( ) but this new one sounds more engaging.

  • Joaquin Stick

    Weird. When I wrote this, Veilburner had a song available on BC. Seems like it’s gone.

    • Dubbbz

      Spoopy. I got the email too, though, so it was definitely up.

  • Spear

    Just announced this morning: Black Dahlia Murder/Napalm Death co-headlining US tour this November. Support from Misery Index, Power Trip, Pig Destroyer, and Abnormality.


    • I must convince a certain Detective to join me in KC for this…

      • oooooooooooooooh. also: Misery Index will be on that date!

    • FUCK YES!

      • Oh, Pig Destroyer won’t be coming to my town… 🙁

    • Quick. Recommend to me a TBDM album. GO!

      • Howard Dean
      • Señor Jefe El Rosa
      • I personally really like Everblack, but Ritual and Abysmal is also really good, though it’s more of a grower.

      • Nocturnal is a good starting point.

      • Ayreonaut

        The only one I like is nocturnal. I remember when this band was first coming out and I didn’t think they were anything special, but that was a good album when it came out. It looks like they have blown up and are a huge band now but I don’t really dig em that much

        • Ayreonaut

          Lol apparently everyone else already said the same

        • more beer

          This band still isn’t anything special. They certainly shouldn’t be co-headlining with Napalm Death. Or even be on the same tour for that matter.

          • Ayreonaut

            Yeah I was totally thinking the same thing. They should kick deafheaven off the carcass tour and Bdm off the napalm death tour and combine them. I never ever would of thought Bdm would turn into a popular band, they were just mediocre. Kind of like carnifex, I remember listening to them and thinking, woe this sucks, when they came out. Now they’re popular somehow and still suck

          • more beer

            I saw them with Carcass on the Decibel tour. I thought they were horrible. They certainly didn’t belong there. On the bright side I have seen almost every band on this tour in the last year so I won’t be missing too much, if decide to not go.

  • 365ChaosRiddenDays

    Asphyx and their crushing Death Metal, so good.

  • you guise will be able to spot GL and i skipping to CD Warehouse to pick up thy Thy Catafalque when that sheeeee-it drops

  • that new Meshuggah song sounds like a Meshuggah song. and i can’t tell if that’s good, bad, or just a statement which lacks any connotation?! somebody halp, i need a Tapir

    • Dubbbz

      I think it sounds like a nod to the Chaosphere era. The polyrhythms sounded more prominent to my ears than anything on Koloss.

      • the new album will make its way to my Zune though. if i’m gonna bitch about it, i’ll need to hear the full thing a few times

        • Guacamole Jim

          Like I was saying to Dubs, I feel it’s splitting the difference between Koloss and ObZen. Warmer and more organic than ObZen (or Chaosphere – the comparison is apt), yet harsher and more jarring than Koloss. I have a feeling it’s going to be a good album.

          • every time Cannibal Corpse releases a new album of the same stuff, i jump for joy. so in reality (REEEE-AAAAA-LIIIIII-TYYYYY) i’m good with new Meshuggah

      • Commodus, Flusher Of Worlds

        I dunno, it sounds pretty thin, especially compared to anything from Koloss.

    • Joaquin Stick

      Exactly how I felt. I don’t know what to think anymore. Opinions depleted.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Listen to it again.

    • Ayreonaut

      It’s awesome!! They have a formula that has transcended fads. I mean if they were to change at this point everyone would give them shit, regardless of it was good or not. A weird conundrum. Kinda like slayer minus that one nu metal album. But I don’t see any reason to complain, it’s meshuggah, maybe it sounds the same but it’s still crushing.

  • Defenestrator

    Asphyx West Coast Tour April 2017 just announced

  • Waynecro

    Goddamnit, In Flames. I’m not mad, just terribly, terribly disappointed…again.

  • Tom Warriors Beanie

    That In Flames song is impressively bad.

  • Guppusmaximus

    Red Hot Chili Peppers is going to tour with Babymetal in the UK, for some fucking reason.

    The ‘We Have Something in Common 2016’ tour ———> Both of our new albums suck donkey balls m/ m/

    • more beer

      I can not upvote that enough!