TMP: Wormrot, Brain Tentacles, Helmet, and More!


It’s time again for football, which as a Bears fan means about 17 weeks of misery, and as a fantasy player (totally not nerdy) many weeks of stress about who to put in the flex spot. But that’s enough about sports, let’s listen to some new music.

Two personal favorites of mine, The Ocean and North, are going on a West Coast tour.


New track out by Saor. Press play for some quality atmospheric black metal.

Trap Them released a few new tracks off Crown Feral. Full album out next Friday.

Wormrot graced us with like a minute of new music. Album out October 14.

Red Fang put out video for a new song off their October 14 release.

Weird jazzy instrumental band Brain Tentacles released a song with a name that made me chuckle.

Late Lizard addition: Inferno shared a video from Necromorbus Studios accompanied with the message “První nádech univerza…” which according to the infallible Google translator equates to “First breath of the universe…”. Regardless of whether that is correct or not, it smells good!


Late Duz addition: A new BÖLZER track from their long-anticipated debut album, now known as Hero, went up early this morning. It’s… very different. I’m not certain longtime fans will be down for this change in direction, but you should definitely press play and see for yourself.

  • Helmet announced that they are working on an album titled Dead to the World. Look for that on October 28, and then a tour shortly after with Local H.

  • Khemmis premiered “Three Gates” over at Decibel. It’s heavier and faster than what I expected from their usual style of doom, but I love it nonetheless.
  • Demon Hunter hinted at a 2017 release for a new album.
  • Vader, Hate Eternal, and Threat Signal are going on a European tour. Get the dates here.
  • Enslaved are releasing two EPs of obscure-ish material. More info on this Facebook post.
  • Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy will be releasing a solo album at some point.
  • Armored Saint are crowdfunding a live album.
  • Maybe I am missing something, but I think Mare Cognitum released an album late last week that went largely unreported? Friggin excellent ambient/progressive black metal.
  • Post-punk band Soft Kill posted a song off upcoming album, CHOKE.
  • Old school technical band Watchtower are coming back. Album out October 7.
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  • Lacertilian

    The start of that Red Fang video! I feel like I’ve heard this song a bunch already though, was it on an EP or something previously? I know they played it live back in early 2015 but it’s more familiar than just that.

  • Lacertilian

    The start of that Red Fang video! I feel like I’ve heard this song a bunch already though, was it on an EP or something previously? I know they played it live back in early 2015 but it’s more familiar than just that.

    • Joaquin Stick

      Thanks for the late addition bro (and W too).

  • I like that that new BÖLZER song a lot. Vocals I hope are not like this through out the whole album though. I’m fine with this style on this song, but a whole album of this will get old fast. The production is great on this song! Really hoping this album is good.

  • Howard Dean

    The vocals on the Bolzer track really threw me for a loop. Totally lack the power of vocals on the demo and EPs, and were strange enough to distract me for like the first five minutes. I know Bolzer will never go back to the full on rawness or aggression of the Roman Acupuncture demo, which is ok (though I really like the violence in that demo).

    Track is reminiscent of the long tracks on the two EPs–decent, but I prefer it when Bolzer brings a real burner full of riffs that emphasize their sick guitar tone. The atmosphere is there, a few of those Bolzer riffs and tone is there. It satisfies but doesn’t completely excite. Hoping for a few “CMEs,” “Wolfshooks,” or “Steppes” on the album.

    • I feel this song was mainly focused on bringing the “epic” at full front. I think they did a good job of it honestly. I’m optimistic that they will bring more higher paced songs and burner riffs on the rest of the album.

    • W.

      I think the atmosphere was really cool and had a regal vibe to it, but I didn’t really care for the vocals and felt the riffs were weaker than a lot of their other stuff. I’m not the usual commenter to type “RIFFFFFFFFFS!!!!!!!” on a blog post, but when I listen to Bolzer, I’m kind of looking for a barn-burner.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Doc, it will always be about riffs. No riffs, no song.

        • W.

          Tell that to Bolzer!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain


    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Huge let down for me. The clean vocals sounded like Mastodon or something similar. Just a boring track.

      • Ayreonaut

        Ew mastodon

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          First thought that came to me.

    • Hubert

      Wolfshook’s main riff makes me a happy goat.

      • Howard Dean

        It’s become a really iconic metal riff in a short period of time. It’s just one of those riffs that hits and sticks.

        EDIT: And I still can’t believe I didn’t win RotW with it a waaaay back in the day.

  • Lotta news today!!! Will look forward some items over here.

    Watchtower is coming back, wow!

  • Abradolf Lincler

    brain testicle

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa


  • Hubert

    New Bölzer is a bit dull, riffs didn’t pop out as much, I don’t mind the vocals.
    New Saor is really really good. Very much looking forward to that one.

  • Eliza

    Brain Tentacles is really weird and I love that.

  • New Watchtower album on my birthday? I am a lucky boy

  • Also, what is it with bigger bands and projects always going the PledgeMusic route? That place seems slimy to me

  • RJA

    If I remember correctly, the Mare Cognitum official release date was 9-16, so it seems to have dropped a little earlier.
    Bolzer track ok – decent, a little disappointed, but certainly not terrible.

  • Stanley
    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Yay, a new song from the saviors of rock!

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Hahaha, Octane is an abhorrent channel.

      • Stanley

        I don’t know what it is but I’ll take your word for it.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          All of Sirius/XM radio is crap, because it’s still radio. Octane is basically your typical local new rock channel. Five Finger Death Punch, Hinder, etc. and apparently Ghost. Everything is garbage.

  • Soft kill…Soft cell…brain cell…BRAIN DRILL——–D=======

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Yay, a new Armored Saint live album! Also RIP Leonardo Haze of Y&T

  • Implore dropped a new EP yesterday and it rules hard. FFO: grind, Swedish Death Metal, crust, HM-2s and breakdowns. Basically all the good things in life.

    • >HM-2s and breakdowns


    • Waynecro

      Holy shit. How did I know about the new Mare Cognitum album but not this new Implore? Thanks, man! I’ll be blasting Implore in the gym tonight!

      • Put it on repeat, it will be over quick.

        • Waynecro

          I’ve already listened to it, like, five times. I should have it memorized by the afternoon, so I’ll be able to sing along while I puke into the bucket next to the treadmill.

  • FUCK YES Wormrot!

  • JWEG

    I see “Watchtower”, I think of the Australian doom “Watchtower”.

    Also: I got half of that obscure Enslaved material free via some random promotion * I’ve long since forgot, but the other half (Thorn) was impossible to acquire (legally).

    * The Facebook replies tell me it was a Scion AV thing. Weirdly, I don’t remember that part at all.

    • Joaquin Stick

      ‘Twas why I specified which tower of watching it was. Shit’s confusing.

  • Count_Breznak
  • moar liek BÖNER, amirite guiz???/

  • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

    I love Khemmis. Khemmis rules, even though they sound a lot like Pallbearer.

    Also I think one of their members is a brewer at Trve Brewing.

  • The Satan Ov Hell

    Saor’s last effort was one of my favourite recent albums

    • SATAN! 😀

      • The Satan Ov Hell

        Ayo my dude! Been between houses lately, may be in that state again soon!

    • HI!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Waynecro

    That Saor track sounds great, and I’m really psyched about Trap Them and Wormrot. The new Mare Cognitum is pretty excellent too. Thanks for the news, JS!

  • CT-12