TMP: Tribulation, Gatecreeper, He Whose Ox is Gored, and More!


The Monday Press newsroom is ready for the Olympic weeks. While we don’t have anything particularly sassy or cynical to say about the events (I actually like watching dumb sports every few years), we were able to tear our eyes away from a six hour bike race to bring you some metal (and some less metal) news.

 Tribulation, Youth Code, and Horrendous are hitting the road soon.


Red Fang is headlining a US tour with Torche and Whores. In case you don’t have a microscope, here are the dates.

Red Fang

I can let go of any fears I had about not liking the next Alcest album, because this song is unreal (harsh vocals again?!?!). Look for Kodama September 30.

My boys The Dear Hunter released a new song off Act V that I am also very excited about. That will be out September 9.

Death Metal group Gatecreeper (we aired a song of theirs on a recent episode of the podcast) released a new song. Also, they are supporting that Skeletonwitch tour I mentioned a few weeks ago.

Spear mentioned a new album from the atmospheric brutal death metal band Mithras on Thursday, but now they actually have a song to listen to.

Of course there’s a new Devin Townsend Project song. Based on this track, I may like this a lot more than some of the last few albums.


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  • That Gatecreeper track is kinda hardcorish. Not what I was expecting at all.

    • Lacertilian

      I get a 90’s Swedeath x old Black Breath vibe.

      • Yeah for sure, not really my thing unfortunitly. Crushing nonetheless though, the production is massive.

        • Lacertilian

          It’s quite simplistic but I don’t mind it. Enjoyed their EP from a while back.

          • Right on man. The hardcore elements kinda throw it for me. Vocals especially, they sounds a lot like Nails.

          • Lacertilian

            Guarantee a lot of death metal bands are kicking themselves for not coming up with Gatecreeper for a name. Would suit a shitload of bands.

          • Haha, that is a really killer name!

          • Lacertilian

            “Fuck, we should have waited before we pulled the pin on getting those 1500 Goatwitch shirts printed.” – 36 different bands.

          • Most original name ever. “Goatwitch” wins all the awards at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.

  • BobLoblaw

    Dillinger posted a new song that is pretty sweet and Jeroen Thesseling’s Salazh Trio will be releasing a full length around November.

  • Not really sure it concerns anyone else here but me, but Sadistic Intent just got confirmed for Hells Headbash!!! Fucking so stoked about this!

    • Megan Alexandra

      Man I wish I could go to that

    • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

      I just looked up Hells Headbash and there’s a band called Goat Semen playing. That is all.

      • Haha, they just dropped out actually. Hence the signing of Sadistic Intent.

        • Howard Dean

          Ridiculously jealous that you are going to see that lineup. One fuck of an awesome festival. The presence of GBK alone almost made me plan a road trip.

          • Come on down to Ohio HD!

          • Howard Dean

            Would love to, though I know I won’t possibly be able to do it. Feels bad, man.

          • I hear ya man, I’ve been planning this trip for almost a year any how. Hopefully next year the line-up will be just as good.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            i am super jelly too

  • Get up to take our girl to the bbsitters, realize I left my wallet in my wifes car (she is 40 miles in another direction at work). No gas in my daily driver. Scrounge the house for cash, finds 7 dollars. Barely barely barely enough money to get to work and back. Ok fuck it, my back up car has a full tank. Hop in it, it will not turn over. Get the tractor out, try to jump the jeep, starts does not stay running. Awesome. Give up on the jeep. Try to put the tractor back in the barn. It will not start ran the battery dead on it. Give up on it. Gets back in the daily driver leaves for the babysitters. Drop off daughter. Gets to the gas station, fills up with 7 dollars, realize I have a flat tire. Drives back home. Fills up tire to waay too much pressure. Drives 40 miles to work. Still doesn’t have wallet. Cannot get into building (needs my ID). Cannot get onto 3rd floor (needs my ID, again). Cannot get into office (you gotta swipe your card three fucking times). Excellent.


    • Joaquin Stick

      Dang GL, just go back to bed and start the day over again.

    • Megan Alexandra

      WOW pls accept my virtual back pat, that is just….wow

    • Eliza

      That’s like an entire week’s worth of events.

    • If this was Facebook I would award your status an angry icon

    • Abradolf Lincler
        • Abradolf Lincler
          • Joaquin Stick

            If season 3 is all just them watching multi-dimensional TV, I’d be ok with that.

          • Guppusmaximus

            If it was just an entire season of ‘Ball Fondlers’ I’d watch that season over & over & over & over AND get banned from TOV for constantly posting videos of it in the threads of EVERY FUCKING ARTICLE!!!

            {Can you tell I’m hurting for the new season to start?}

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    • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

      HAHAHA, Monday’s, am I right?!?!

      Joking aside, that really sucks man. Almost like you weren’t meant to go into work today. Hope your boss/higher ups are chill. Also my Jeep battery always dies.

      • I think the internal power source that reminds the ECU how to run the engine must have died too. I am not sure I let it run long enough to fine tune itself…

        Gotta love owning junk, man!

    • What a fine day you are having GL!

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      That sounds like a shitty way to start your day.

    • Guppusmaximus
    • Count_Breznak

      1. How many vehicles do have rusting about, really.
      2. ,,,can’t you fill up flat tires for free at every gas station ?

      • My wife and I have 4 vehicles. None of which are rusting out (srs).
        I don’t think I have never seen a gas station that provided free air. Most have a pay for air pump. This particular station did not have any air at all…. which sucked. Usually I do not have this many problems lol

  • Joaquin Stick

    Alcest just announced a pretty huge Euro tour with Mono. So much envy.

  • Abradolf Lincler

    I was not disappointed by the Alcest track, either. Still wish it was a little heavier but its about what i expected.

    Niege is a post-black genius

    • I’m surprised you like Alcest.

      • Abradolf Lincler

        Niege is involved or was involved with so many great projects in the past that I have to like all of his new stuff too

    • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

      I’m betting if they have a song like this, they’ll be even heavier tracks on the record. Maybe some good riffage like on Écailles de lune.

      Also really digging the Devin Townsend track. Usually takes me a few listens to sometimes get into the new stuff he releases. Not this time.

  • Eliza

    I need to listen to listen to The Dear Hunter’s discography before the new album comes out, I’ve kept postponing that for too long. The Alcest track is interesting and I love it. I enjoy the Gatecreeper and Mithras song as well.

    • Joaquin Stick

      You should totally get caught up on The Dear Hunter! At this point, there’s a whole lot to listen to, but Stocky and I co-wrote a porcelain throne awhile back that might help. We did it prior to the release of Act IV though.

      • Eliza

        Cool, thanks.

    • I love the movie “Deer Hunter”.

    • Joaquin Stick

      Also Alcest is coming to Brasov in December, if that is anywhere near you.

      • Eliza

        Good to know, but I doubt I’ll get to see them.

  • Yes! That Alcest song is banging! I will check that record out when I can!

  • Dubbbz

    New Torrid Husk split. As y’all know, I LOVED their split with Myopic.

  • Howard Dean

    So far, not feeling the Mithras track after a couple listens. It’s kind of weird, and very far removed from the crushing brutality of their earlier (and in my opinion, superior) stuff. I prefer a heavier dose of DM in my “death metal:noodling” ratio. Oh well. Will likely still pick up the album and hope for the best.

    DTP track is pretty good. Decent and very “DTP” -sounding, so I’m not falling all over myself–but it hasn’t killed the excitement I had for the new album. I think Heavy Devy does an equally good (or maybe superior) job with his poppier sounding work, so some stuff a la Epicloud or Sky Blue won’t disappoint me.

    The Alcest track is better than anything I’ve heard from them in a few albums, so that’s a nice surprise. I picked up Ecailles De Lune when it was released and was completely floored by it. I was literally so disappointed with the followup album to Ecailles that I just stopped listening to their new stuff. After years of “post-” and “atmospheric-” saturation, I’m more wary of stuff like this and have far less of an appetite for it. But I can say that I still enjoy an occasional spin of Ecailles De Lune.

    • I’m pretty done with the happy Epicloud/Sky Blue stuff. This new track brings the meloncholy that I like in his works. Kinda like Accelerated Evolution!

      • Howard Dean

        Will be an interesting listen for sure. The melancholy in this track makes me think Devin might be in a depressive state after a few years of mania. His emotional/mental state seems to really color the music he makes.

        • And he has been releasing lots of material lately, one might say “too much”.

          Well, whatever gets us to the endgame of more SYL material…

  • Guppusmaximus

    Holy Shit… Am I late or what? Did anyone else know that Guthrie Govan toured with Hans Zimmer?! He fucking breaks a string here and plays like another string installed itself. Not one audible clam.

  • Waynecro

    The new songs from Alcest, Mithras, and Devin Townsend sound killer.