TMP: Mithras, Witchery, Artificial Brain, and More!


Just a little bit of big news, but a whole lot of little news this week.

Metallica has a new song. Listen to “Moth into Flame” below:

Battlecross is headlining a tour with Allegaeon and Necromancing the Stone. Members of the Armed Forces get free tickets, which is pretty rad of them.


I usually don’t write about gimmicky stuff, but this is actually pretty cool. Post-hardcore band Night Verses’ drummer Aric Improta teamed up with Anup Sastry and drummers from Protest the Hero, Dillinger Escape Plan, and bunch more to make a song.

For our two power metal fans, Hammerfall released a new song. I don’t remember this part of 300.

Mithras released yet another track off the October 21 release of On Strange Loops.

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  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Uhhh, Randy Blythe on drums?

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain


    • Guacamole Jim

      Came down here to question just that…

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        He’s filling in on vocals, this I know.

      • Joaquin Stick

        Keepin’ you motherfuckers on your toes.

    • From what I’ve heard, he does actually play the drums some what well though.

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Oh, well that’s cool!

  • AndySynn

    Spoiler alert: that whole Mithras album is fan-fucking-tastic. Probably the best thing they’ve done ( might have cut a track or two myself… but I also happen to be friendly with Leon, and he told me that every song is a necessary piece of the puzzle/concept, so…).

    Anyway, goddamn, it’s good.

    • Oh man, I can’t wait. I’m looking forward to that one the most this year next to new DEP.

    • That’s very interesting, I will now check that because puzzles.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Excitebike for TOAD getting signed and all.
    And, Uh… Mike IX Williams is the vocalist. Not the drummer.
    G.L.O.S.S split up too I think.

    • Joaquin Stick

      That’s a very pretty piece of wax.

    • RJA

      where did you order from – terratur? I saw dark descent has/will have black version.

      • Dark Descent. They only have the black.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          I wonder where the fuck the gold ones are going to be? Obviously Terratur, but where in the US? Ordered the black anyway, but just wondering.

          • I’m curious to know as well. They better not add them tomorrow.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Hahaha. Wouldn’t surprise me.

          • Right!?!

          • RJA

            I don’t normally worry about color too much – but that gold version looks pretty damn sweet.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            I’m a sucker for silver/grey vinyl.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            You ever check out Abhorer? Their ep/demo and first and only album got reissued some time ago on colors similar to what you like.

          • Singaporean madness!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Such a good band. I’m surprised they haven’t reformed, like every other band these days.

          • Fuck, that would be so insane if that happened. I have the Zygotical Sabbatory album on picture disc and on CD (Original). I still need to find Upheaval of Blasphemy.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I lucked out and got both the albums on vinyl. Also got Zygotical (original) on cd. That album fucking destroys.

          • It’s mean!!!! Never lets up. Oh, I do have the Cenotaphical Tri-Memoriumyths comp on cassette. I forgot I had that too.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Fuck, what’s that?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Oh, rad!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            I will check it out!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Me too, not like it affects the sound differently. It’s just for dorks, really.

    • Spear

      Fuck. Yes. Gotta get me one.

  • God

    That hammerfall is fucking epic. I have a sword in my pants right now.

    Also, anybody else thoroughly enjoying the new opeth? It’s self masturbatory progginess but damn I can’t help but love it.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Opeth shit the bed albums ago.

    • Joaquin Stick

      Did you mean to say your hammer is high in your pants?

      • God

        Not even mjolnir can rival it.

    • I will have to check new Hammerfall too.

      And no, new Opeth is a no-no to me, right now!

      • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ


        • God

          Well I am the father after all

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I like new Opeth.

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        I’ve held off on downloading the leak. Only have to wait until Friday

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          No download for me either, but the songs they’ve released have been jamming. Looking forward to the whole thing on Friday

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            High five!

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        I liked new Opeth but the title track of this new one was boring. I’m gonna have to sit this one out.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          What did you think of Will O The Wisp?

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Jethro Tull did it better.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Yeah, definitely some hardcore Tull worship with that one.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I enjoy the new Opeth but it isn’t as good as the last one.

      • God

        See and I didn’t care for the last one really. It’s weird because I’ve heard that they are pretty damn similar too. Just something about this one tickles me in the right spot.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          I like the new songs better than Pale Communion, but maybe not as much as Heritage.

  • Ayyy, there are some good news over here.

    That’s cool from Riverside to honour their fallen comrade.

    OHHH, new Witchery! I will look towards that one. I dug some of their songs and they feature the mighty Sharlee D’Angelo in bass <3 I wuv that guy.

    Joaquín, here's new Dark Tranquillity, this will become one of my favorite releases of this year, man. This song rules so much and I have repeated it so many times:

    • 365ChaosRiddenDays

      Yes Link, rules.


        • 365ChaosRiddenDays

          Me too, this song kept a promise made by the drummer during an interview last year, he said this new album will be more aggressive and different if compared to “Construct” and close to their early records. In the meantime I’m listening to Winter’s Gate by Insomnium, not bad at all I must say.

          • Indeed, to me, it’s a mix of We Are the Void darker atmosphere and Character likes of aggression. Anders Jivarp have improved a lot his drumming, Construct had some seriously good drum patterns and fillers to me, and this song just makes me think on how good he is becoming!

            Man, that Insomnium album is something else. I gave it a spin today too, it’s the first time I’m seriously enjoying A LOT of this band.

          • 365ChaosRiddenDays

            I’m totally agree with you on Anders Jivarp and reminds me too the two albums you have mentioned. Insomnium, with their new and ambitious concept album are able to create a reference to the Swedish Melodic Death Metal in the choice of the atmospheres and often with accentuated epic suggestions and after a few minutes the band’s music in fact begins to unwind on more airy textures and emotional and embrace acoustic cues, unveiling ambitions now progressive, now those recognizable melodies. Winter’s gate has the quality to bind a relaxed and aggressive development reaching a perfect climax with calm and foresight, nothing innovative for the genre but very inspired.

          • Yessss. They probably made something in a bigger scale mixing a little bit more their own formula. The one song format really helped to paste the parts and make it more cohesive.

            You’re riht about how emotive it sounds, it sounds very very passionate.

      • Yes, Link rules.

    • Joaquin Stick

      I kept finding links with the video removed for copyright reasons. Thanks!!

  • There’s a new Metallica track if you care about that kind of thing.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Yeah, checking out now. I would love to cut off Kirk’s legs just to avoid hearing another fucking wah solo. God damn it. Oh and the song is boring mid-pace bullshit.

      • Elegant Gazing Globe

        I just mute it for 8 bars and if he’s still wanking when I unmute at 9, I just mute it for another 7 bars then all good

    • Joaquin Stick

      Edison bulbs are so hot right now. (Pun intended)

    • My favorite part is when Lars does that same generic beat he’s been doing for the past 20+ years.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      The intro segment is kinda cool sounding.

    • I like the melodies, jajajaja.

    • God

      I’ll give it a try. Always spin a little Metallica for nostalgia’s sake.

    • Óðinn

      Meh. This song is pretty generic and James is a total douchewaddle now.

  • TrundleTheGreat

    New Metallica song if anyone still cares for them.

    Infinitely better than Hardwired.

    Edit: didn’t see that Joe had already posted this. Please ignore.

    • I just added it to the post itself. I figure more folks would wanna check it out.

  • SavageMessiah

    LMAO that mithras track is blocked by UMG on “copyright grounds”. Good job, guys. You’re either blocking your own band’s promo or (more likely) claiming ownership over something you have nothing to do with. Thumbs up!

    • Joaquin Stick

      Huh. I usually check to make sure that tracks weren’t specifically premiered at another site before posting them as an embed here, but I think I missed that they premiered that track at NCS, but the vid on that post was also removed, so whatever lol.

      • SavageMessiah

        Oh hey, it’s back! I wonder what was involved in calling off UMG’s retarded attack dogs.

  • Count_Breznak

    Well, the vocalist of Eyehategod always sounded like he just poured some coffee over his dick, so it might actually work.

  • That freaking Napalm Records explosion always scares the shit out of me!

  • Waynecro

    Aric Improta, Mithras, and Superjoint sound pretty awesome. I’m looking forward to hearing the new Animals as Leaders, and that new Dark Tranquility song sounds pretty fucking promising. I will continue trying to like every new Opeth album that comes out, and I will probably continue to fail.