TMP: Possessed & Behemoth with Pentagram and More!

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The Stick is dead! But fear not thee writhing worshippers – Thy Saviour has come, bearing the fruit of the news tree.

Pentagram’s run into some trouble as Bobby Liebling is unable to join them on their current adventures. These are the facts, we shall not speculate on gossip.

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Death metal legends Possessed have signed to Nuclear Blast, and are currently working on an album – tentatively expected for a 2018 release date. Besides Jeff Beccera, their current line up includes current and former members from such bands as Asesino, Gruesome and Agent Steel. See announcement/teaser below.


Late last December, it was announced Tomas Lindberg, Jonas Ståhlhammar, Andreas Axelsson and Adrian Erlandsson had founded a new band called The Lurking Fear, with the mission statement: “bringing sheer, natural weirdness and horror back to the scene, as we want our death metal ugly, twisted and possessed. Riffs should stir up real feelings of repulsion, and disgust deep down in your soul, and vocals should sounds like hounds of hell howling at the moon.” You can now stream the self-titled 7″ version of “Winged Death”, with pre-orders launching soon.


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    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      That haircut…that eyeliner…that nail polish…

      http://replygif.net/i/1096.gif

    • Hans

      I’ve been invited to a show of theirs some time next month and must admit I am weirdly looking forward to them playing this.

      • I saw DD a few years ago in San Francisco with Trivium. Hearing “Loco” would’ve made my night honestly, but it won’t do much for Dez’s credibility issues especially when combined with the fucking country covers album they’re working on.

        • Hans

          It would certainly elevate the experience given that there’s only two or three DD songs I still enjoy.
          Country covers? Out for pulls, are they?

          • They weren’t great live. Me and the missus were in SF for a few days and went to whatever concerts happened to be on the go. Trivium, on the other hand, sounded great, were full of energy, and were extremely entertaining.

    • Howard Dean

      What a fucking dumbass.

      • Igor Javutich

        I had to sit through them opening for Type O Negative because I showed up too early, the horror.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      lolol

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    CRAPPY OPINIONS INCOMING:

    * Possessed’s sign to Nuclear Blast is sympathetic, but I don’t really see anything groundbreaking coming out of a new Possessed album. I’ll still check it out though.

    * The Lurking Fear sounds better than that last AtG album, but if we’re talking about “bringing the horrifying back”…this isn’t even half as horrifying as Lindberg’s early stuff with Grotesque was.

    * Devildriver playing Coal Chamber songs live? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    * Shitbags making shitty music => The Faceless delivers in spades

    * Oh how the great have fallen! => Danzig

    * Demons & Wizards, Alice in Chains & Behemoth => not really expecting anything groundbreaking, but I’ll still check them out anyway

    * ^ a bit like new Suffocation and Melvins stuff. A far cry from their heydays, but still aright for a sole listen

    * New Rings of Saturn, Origin, Broken Hope and Candiria? No, gracias.

    * New Oceano? Good thing there’s still some space left in my garbage can

    * Von Till’s Harvestman => I like!

    * Au-Dessus and Below don’t sound half bad

    * Ninet Tayeb is hot.

    Fin

    • I can agree with most of that.

      Since you didn’t comment on Pentagram, I’ll just throw out the fact that I’ve never heard a note of their music somehow, and I can’t stand seeing the cover of their documentary when browsing Netflix.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c89f6d29e77155bb669c26820f215feccd6897059ab9a0277e0b937cbf9fc93f.jpg

      • CyberneticOrganism

        That’s a good documentary, shame about the guy’s drug problems

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Oh I did forget to comment on Pentagram. I’m actually a huge fan of their first few albums; studio albums as well as vintage early songs.
        Liebling’s always been a big time drug abuser and in the past dealer as well. Troubled guy who has never been able to get his shit together.
        Their first two albums still have some of my favorite classic doom songs of all time.

        ROLLING AROUND ACROSS THE GROUND, HOPING THAT SOON YOU WILL BE FOOOOOOUUUUNNNDDDD YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XicyJnv_8Ds

      • Igor Javutich

        Great documentary, I prefer Bedemon, and fuck Bobby Liebling without lube. He had a great support system and could’ve come back from the dead, but he’s too far gone. I hope his parents kick him to the curb now.

    • Howard Dean

      I can’t make heads or tails of Nergal/Behemoth nowadays. Following that band on Facebook now is like following the page of some edgy ex-punk who runs a bohemian chic boutique in the Village or something.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        True, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to go there and get an expensive but stylish haircut & beard trim with some free high end coffee

        • Howard Dean

          Do you think Nergal prefers soy or skim in his French-pressed chai latte?

          • CyberneticOrganism

            I would hope he drinks it BLVCK

          • Dumpster Lung

            It wouldn’t be a latte then, DUH

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Yeah the guy’s stuck in an arty-farty phase big time.

        • Howard Dean

          Cancer changes a man.

          • Igor Javutich

            Surviving it changes someone even more, I expect.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            It does. Cancer kinda runs in my family, so there’s a reasonable chance at some point in my lifetime I’m gonna have to deal with it too; though most people in my family start to get seriously ill from the disease when they’re at old age and basically never survive it.
            Most of the “younger” people I’ve seen surviving cancer on the other hand, change completely. And sadly enough, most of them I know became really really egocentric.

          • Igor Javutich

            Yep, my old man passed from pancreatic cancer. If that happens to me then fuck it. I’m not dealing with chemo.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            In terms of his music I thought it changed him for the better at first. The Satanist was basically the first album that got me genuinely interested in something Behemoth made. I always found his early black metal stuff to be underdeveloped and his death metal stuff to be obnoxious and loud (in a dumb way).

            Nowadays it seems he’s getting completely consumed by his newer “more artful” persona a bit too much for his own good though.

          • Howard Dean

            I’ve never been a huge Behemoth fan, but I did like the early BM stuff (Sventiveth/And the Forests Dream Eternally) and some of the more straightforward death metal. The Satanist never really did it for me, and I was looking forward to it more than I expected. Just didn’t dig it much. Definitely a “meh” band for me, though I will always love this track:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9Nk-kuro9g

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            That EP definitely ain’t bad. Though I have to say, there’s a gazillion of bands who did and do this kind of black metal and when I heard something like it so many times, I won’t really give it the time of the day and just stick to a few bands who really mastered the style imo.
            With The Satanist I actually heard a sound that I could distinguish from other bands. That’s just me though…my style of “listening to metal” differs a lot from most metalheads.

          • Hans

            That song shreds. I always hear the chorus as “Pure Evil and Hate / So don’t be afraid”.

        • Hans

          Wasn’t there word of the next Behemoth getting some post punk influence or was that concerning a side project?

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I think that was concerning a side project…though at this point it wouldn’t surprise me if he’d throw some post-punk into Behemoth’s sound as well…

    • more beer

      While I don’t think that the new Possessed is going to be a ground breaking album like Seven Churches was. I don’t think it is going to suck. Jeff is a friend, who has had a long hard road since getting shot. So him getting signed again is a an awesome thing and he gets to continue to do what he loves.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Oh yeah, it’s definitely an awesome thing he got to reform the band and got signed. I’ll definitely going to check out the new album (and I’ll probably end up buying it too). I just don’t think the music on the album itself is going to turn a lot of heads – but it’s probably not meant to turn a lot of heads either.

    • Dumpster Lung

      Hey, I think I actually agreed with you all the way this time 😛

  • Howard Dean

    Holy fuck, I did a double take when I navigated to ye olde ToH this a.m. Thought I was on Metalinjection or something. This layout is cray. I guess I missed a lot last week.

    Potential new Alice in Chains rekkid >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • Dumpster Lung

      I like the new layout, but I miss the tiles with the pube. I was hoping that’d still be around to some capacity. The pube didn’t persist 🙁

  • Hans

    Sucks for Seeker, but Victoy do seem to be quite a bunch of douche nozzles, so I’m not too surprised that nobody wants to even remotely deal with them.

  • Exercises In Nihilism

    Another news, this debut recalls very well the desperation and rage of second’s wave Black Metal. The album “In Asche” is available through Sentient Ruin Laboratories, infectious and violent:http://www.invisibleoranges.com/abkehr-in-asche-album-premiere/

    • Howard Dean

      What instrument do you play in that band?

      • Exercises In Nihilism

        Not my band Howard!

        • Howard Dean

          What instrument does your friend play in that band?

          • Exercises In Nihilism

            I don’t know these guys in real life, I heard a song a week ago at Cvlt Nation and I thought was good Black Metal!

  • Guacamole Jim

    After digging the last Steven Wilson album so much, I’m pretty disappointed in “Pariah”. I’m still willing to give the album a chance, because I could end up enjoying it in context, but as a stand-alone it’s pretty weak.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      IDK, I liked it quite a bit. I get what you mean though, it’s a simple little ditty. But I think that’s more like what the album is going to be like.
      “My fifth record is in many ways inspired by the hugely ambitious progressive pop records that I loved in my youth (think Peter Gabriel’s So, Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love, Talk Talk’s Colour of Spring and Tears for Fears’ Seeds of Love). “

      • Guacamole Jim

        Yeah, I read that as well. It could go really well or really poorly; it’s too early to say. I just hope the album has enough variety to balance out the simple ditties. And by that I don’t mean I want it to be proggy and complex, I just mean if you look at “So” (for example), you have great variation between the songs, which makes the album work as a whole. If this whole SW album is sadboi simple ballads I’ll be bored to tears, in the same way I would have been if Gabriel had just written “Mercy Street” nine times. We need “Sledgehammer” as a counterbalance.

  • BobLoblaw

    Michael Keene’s momma was backing him up in the faceless facebook comments section. Gold.

    • Howard Dean

      “Those no-talent bandmates of his are always trying to bully my Michael. We always have to kick them out of the basement when Michael starts crying.”

      • BobLoblaw

        “He has a vision….”

      • BobLoblaw

        Though they were probably robbed (cant imagine Ken Sorceron backing that without it happening) “they” certainly didnt handle this in the best fashion.

    • Pierre Generic

      Wonder is Michael’s mom would make pizza rolls for the rest of the band when they came over like Joey DeMaio’s mom. “Joey, Eric’s Aunt Delores died so I’m baking a casserole for him to take home to hs mom.”

  • Señor Jefe El Rossover

    DEMONS AND WIZARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Tetrachord of Archytas

    When is stick’s memorial service and what metal shall be played at it?

  • Waynecro

    Thanks for keeping me in the loop, JS.