TMP: Xibalba, Void Omnia, Dead Congregation, & Tours Galore!

Despite losing all three games that I went to this year, the Cubs are in the series! Luckily I don’t have tickets for any of those games. Now, time for some metal news.

This festival looks dope.

roadburn


Instrumental dudes Chronologist are set to release their next album on December 12. This song absolutely crushes.


Yet another Dark Tranquility song! Album out at the end of next week.


New song from Whores. Album out this Friday.


Here’s a new Ranger song. Album out December 2.


Witchery is a fun name. Can you turn other creatures into that tense? Goblinery. Ghostery. Frankensteinry.


Trees of Eternity released a new song off the album featuring the late Aleah Stanbridge.


A few old Asphyx members are in a band called Soulburn, who released a new song.


Greece’s death dealers Dead Congregation dropped their upcoming EP Sombre Doom onto YouTube yesterday.


  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    RANGER!!!
    That song rips and the album will surely slay.

    Excited for Accept, Celtic Frost and Sleep.

    Napalm Records also rereleased all of Summoning’s albums on vinyl. Sold out by the end of the day. Hopefully we’ll see a second run.

    • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

      I’m excited for the new Overkill.

  • Howard Dean

    Sombre Doom delivers: such a fucking monstrous EP (expected nothing less from Dead Congregation). Huge sound, brutal drumming, much death, wow. Sounds like a continuation of Promulgation (maybe even written/recorded at the same time?). Just what I needed. Can’t wait to pick up the CD.

    A new Ranger album will be a fun listen. Looking forward to hearing that later this year.

    Also: Mexican Xibalba >>>> Californian Xibalba.

    • Hehe, Poop. Mexican Xibalba rules though!

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

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Did you ever listen to their newest? Came out early this year, or late last, I think.

        • Fuck, I don’t think I did. Going to have to get on that.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Get your fucking shit together, Tyree!

          • Back and forth forever. Bro!

    • Graves of the Archangels or Promulgation of the Fall? I’m more of a Graves of the Archangels guy myself.

      • Howard Dean

        Graves for the nostalgia factor. The build up of the intro “Martyrdoom” coupled with the blasting ferocity of “Hostis Humanii Generis” will forever be my first impressions of Dead Congregation. So Graves will probably always be my favorite because of this. Plus it’s got Teeth Into Red.

        But honestly, I think Promulgation might be the better album. The riffs/writing just have a bit more polish to them. The combination of those first three tracks–the blasting aggression of “Only Ashes Remain” followed by the atmospheric buildup of “Promulgation of the Fall” and then the evil riff armageddon of “Serpentskin” is one of the best collections of tracks in all of death metal. What a way to start an album! Fuck!

        • Totally agreee. I listened to Graves again this weekend after almost a year of not hearing it. That build up is one of the best things ever to happen in death metal. Also, Teeth Into Red is my favorite DC song. Promulgation rules, and I find I listen to it way more honestly. But I still feel Graves is my favorite even if it’s not the better album.

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      it’s a shame that it’s so brief

      • Howard Dean

        Yeah, a full length would’ve been awesome. For me, though, a short EP by Dead Congregation is more satisfying than 40 minutes of similarly styled death metal by an inferior band.

        • Howard, are you a fan of Sadomator at all? I just picked up their massive box set this weekend from Iron Bonehead productions.

          • Howard Dean

            I’ve honestly never listened to them. I know the name and what they likely sound like (Archgoat, Proclamation, etc), but have never given them a listen.

          • Correct, it’s all apart of that goat metal movement. Really nasty and grindy war metal. Filthy! I love it.

    • AeonsOvChaos

      The new EP by Dead Congregation is very short but great, I hope for another full-lenght next year.

    • W.

      It’s good, Jim.

  • Beyond excited for the new Bestial Raids and Cultes des Goules albums.

    • Howard Dean

      Hearing that Coven will finally see the light of day soon was another huge surprise (seriously, what a fucking unbelievable run of announcements we’ve had recently!). Always looking forward to new CdG. Happy to see an album after last year’s EP (which was a little bit of a let down). If Coven is anything like Haxan or Henbane, I’ll be pleased.

      • Haxan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

        Such an ugly fucker that album. I do love me some Henbane though.

  • Jack Rabbit

    I would like to head over to Roadburn one day, they usually seem to put together pretty eclectic lineups. While I liked some of the new Dark Tranquility songs, this one didnt really do anything for me.
    Finally, I discovered this over the weekend and I need to share it with someone.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ieb41uYpb08

    • Joaquin Stick

      Oh man, I remember ripping some Richard Cheese off of limewire back in the day.

      • Jack Rabbit

        He seems to balance being extremely entertaining while also strangely unsettling

      • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

        This is my favorite cover of his. It’s so bizarre.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrYJjuq-ymQ

    • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

      Richard Cheese is hilarious. Have you heard his version of Personal Jesus?

      • Jack Rabbit

        Not yet, I’ll definitely look into that.

        • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

          I just posted it below.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            Or above

          • AndySynn

            As above, so below.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Really feelin that double bass roll and 1/4 and 1/2 note snare hits on this DC. Too bad they only have 13 minutes worth. Not sure if it’s worth $13 euros plus shipping though – http://www.osmoseproductions.com/item/2/94903-110402-1201-1-0/118331548/dead-congregation-sombre-doom.html

    • Howard Dean

      I’m certain there will be North American distribution either through one of the big guys (NWN!, Hells Headbangers, Dark Descent) or through a niche distro like AJNA.

      • Yeah, I was doing some searching online last night. So far no U.S. distribution. If anyone will have it, it will be any of the distributors you listed.

        • Elegant Gazing Globe

          Prob HHR. I’ll keep an eye out.

        • Howard Dean

          I don’t think it’s going to hit stores for a little bit. Dead Congregation is on tour in Europe right now, and they said they wouldn’t stock the EP in their own store (let alone send it to other distros) until they returned home (which was sometime in the beginning of November). Osmose isn’t getting their copies until November 25th.

          • Did you hear about their fall out at CALEDONIAN DARKNESS PART II? What a mess that fest was.

          • Howard Dean

            Just read about it on NWN. What a fucking mess!

  • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

    I’m excited for the live Accept DVD. Speaking of that shitty anniversary tour AA reunited with Worsnop for it. It’s actually been announced for a while though. Also the bassist for Drowning Pool retired and has been replaced with the bassist from BFMV.

    • Joaquin Stick

      I was 98% sure no one here gave a shit about who is currently singing for AA. It took over like half my twitter feed for some reason, so I left it out out of spite more than anything.

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Good man

      • W.

        Trust your instincts.

      • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

        At least you’re smart enough to not cover that aspect.

        • Joaquin Stick

          I reported on the tour only because the sponsors made me laugh.

          • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

            A joke within a joke.

    • Howard Dean
    • Signing in from a gas station on the road just to say this: STAHP.

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Hopefully not an eerie gas station in East Texas

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Two and ten, motherfucker.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      This is not news, except for Accept. God damn it, I rhymed.

  • AeonsOvChaos
  • Jack Rabbit

    For anyone with any interest in hip-hop, new RTJ!
    http://www.stereogum.com/1907079/run-the-jewels-talk-to-me/mp3s/

    • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

      Yes.

    • Nipples ‘n’ Such

      Can’t wait for RTJ3 to drop.
      👉👊

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    “A few old Asphyx dudes”
    That’s the 2/3rd’s of the classic line-up that actually wrote the songs. Goddammit, dagnabbit.

    • Howard Dean

      2/3rds of the old Asphyx dudes*

      *ATFY (Asphyxed That For You)

    • Joaquin Stick

      1 = One old Aphyx dude
      2 = A few old Aphyx dudes
      3 = All the old Aphyx dudes

      Stop complaining about nothing, you fuggin curmudgeon.

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        I can’t, somebody down at the manufacturing plant forgot to fit the switch.

      • Let the bodies hit the floor?

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Sombre Doom is crushing my dick. Wish it was longer, like 20-30 minutes longer, though. Tough luck and all that.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm
  • Waynecro

    Thanks for the news, dude! All I want to listen to is the new Vermin Womb. That shit is so badass that I preordered a T-shirt.

  • Dark Tranquillity and Trees of Eternity <3