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“A record that is easily an early contender for one of the best albums of the year.”
Metal Sucks
 
“Entheos kick everything up a notch and firmly establish themselves as powerful force that’s more than the sum of its parts.”
April 1st saw the full-length debut from ENTHEOS entitled “The Infinite Nothing” via Artery Recordings.  If you have yet to pick up a copy you can do so HERE.  The album can be ordered on iTunes HERE.
Supporting the release of their album, ENTHEOS have been on the road non-stop including numerous festival appearances and headline dates.  This summer will be no exception as ENTHEOS prepares to hit the road again.  This time they will be out with Intronaut and Moontooth.  The tour kicks off July 7th in Orangevale, CA and runs through August 6th in Santa Ana, CA.  A complete list of dates can be found below.
Before they hit the road again, the band is pleased to present their video for the song “New Light”.  The video is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of Metal Injection.  Watch the video HERE.
Like lightning, inspiration can strike at any time. The members of ENTHEOSChaney Crabb [vocals], Evan Brewer [bass], and Navene Koperweis [drums]-collectively felt that surge. Longtime friends Navene, and Evan co-founded Animosity and remained in the group until its split in 2008. Evan enjoyed a stint in The Faceless, while Navene joined Animals As Leaders, and Malcolm played in A Loathing Requiem, Diskreet, and Inferi.
Already garnishing a reputation for their intense live show, and aggressive stage presence, they garnered over 10,000 “likes” on Facebook (within a month), while Primal became #1 across Bandcamp in March 2015. Artery Recordings signed the group as they went on to tour with Veil of Maya, Oceano and did festival dates with Between The Buried And Me and The Red Chord. Immediately after, they hit the studio to cut their first full-length album for the label. “It’s more in-depth,” he remarks regarding the new material. “The songs have gotten a bit longer, but you know it’s ENTHEOS.”
ENTHEOS With Intronaut and Moontooth:
7/7: Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
7/8: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club (Atrium)
7/9: Reno, NV @ Shea’s Tavern
7/10: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
7/11: Fort Collins, CO @ Hodi’s Half Note
7/12: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room Patio
7/13: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
7/14: Lansing, MI @ The Loft
7/15: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
7/16: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
7/17: Clifton Park, NY @ Trick Shot Billiards
7/18: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar
7/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
7/20: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
7/22: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
7/23: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Upstairs)
7/24: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
7/25: Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
7/26: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
7/27: Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse (at the International)
7/28: Nashville, TN @ The End
7/29: St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
7/30: Memphis, TN @ Rockhouse Live
7/31: Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
8/1: Santa Fe, NM @ Skylight Theater
8/2: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
8/3: Grand Junction, CO @ Independence Ballroom at Travelodge
8/4: Las Vegas, NV @ Divebar
8/5: Ventura, CA @ Garage
8/6: Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
 
 
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The 7th annual GWAR B-Q  will be held on August 20th in beautiful Richmond, VA at historic Hadad’s Lake. GWAR will of course be performing a set full of murder and mayhem, and now, it pleases your Intergalactic Overlords to divulge the first round of bands that have been confirmed for this year’s outrageous event!

Over the years, the GWAR B-Q has had the best and brightest in metal, punk, and rock music grace the stages at their beloved event, and this year is no different.  For the first time ever, Richmond, Virginia’s own Lamb of God are going to make the short trip down to Hadad’s Lake where they will destroy this year’s GWAR B-Q and melt the faces off of every Bohab in attendance.

Last year the GWAR B-Q embraced multifarious genres…look it up… ranging from The Descendents to mc chris to Clutch.  Continuing to push the boundaries in their quest to make the GWAR B-Q the biggest and most musically diverse festival around, GWAR has taken time out of their busy schedule of getting high and watching porn to confirm that aggro political punks Against Me! will make the trek to Richmond to be a part of this year’s GWAR B-Q festivities!

Jumpstarting the mayhem will be Boston’s own Wes Eisold and his band of reunited punk rock stalwarts, the influential American Nightmare. The Boston crew will surely school the GWAR B-Q audience on just how they shaped the sound of contemporary hardcore.

And we’re just warming up here. A wall of feedback will surely explode the heads of bloodsoaked Bohabs when the “Godfather of Southern Metal,” Jimmy Bower, and Mike IX Williams take the stage with their sludge metal powerhouse, EYEHATEGOD, who are coming all the way from the underbelly of New Orleans to Richmond, Virginia to crush the capitol of the confederacy once and for all.

EYEHATEGOD

Surviving Bohabs can get their infectious pop punk groove on when the pride of Santa Barbara, California, Lagwagon, hits the stage! Your Lords and Masters have a soft spot for these rumored hotel trashers that helped put Fat Wreck Chords on the map.

Check out THIS COMMERCIAL, to get a chubby (or a nubby) and get ready for the 7th Annual GWAR B-Q!

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL FOLKS….As of last year, the celebration of all things GWAR has grown to include an entire weekend of debauchery! The B4BQ is once again scheduled to take place the day before the GWAR B-Q at The National in Richmond, VA. The B4BQ will feature tons of killer bands…including the entire raging SUMMER SLAUGHTER ’16 line up… And as always; the B4BQ will include raffle drawings, giveaways and more to occupy the hopes and dreams of every Bohab. Check www.gwarbq.com for up to the minute details on GWAR B-Q 2016.

Stay tuned for the GWAR B-Q ticket on-sale date in early June and hold your breath until your masters reveal the next group of bands in this year’s line up of loud legends!

For More Info Visit:

http://www.gwar.net

http://www.gwarbq.com

http://www.youtube.com/gwar

https://twitter.com/GWARofficial

http://www.metalblade.tv/tv

http://www.facebook.com/gwar

http://www.gwarjapan.net

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(Dying Fetus Vocalist/Guitarist John Gallagher with fan Nick’s ashes)
DYING FETUS are currently on the road headlining the “Metal Alliance Tour” with support from THE ACACIA STRAIN, JUNGLE ROT, BLACK CROWN INITIATE and rotating openers REAPING ASMEDEIA and NYLITHIA.
During their May 3rd Illinois stop of the tour, the band received what they considered a very interesting request.  One of their biggest fans recently passed away and as a final wish, he had asked that his ashes be scattered on stage during their show.  When the band ripped into Nick’s favorite song  “Homicidal Retribution”, the band honored his wish and did just that.
“We just scattered nicks ashes in the pit for his favorite song, homicidal retribution, may he RIP. Rest in the pit \m/”, commented the band on Twitter.
Prior to this tour that band was busy in the studio recording their latest release for Relapse Records. Once the “Metal Alliance Tour” concludes the band will finish the long anticipated eighth studio release. Album name and release date is TBA. After the album is complete they will embark on an extensive Europe run that will include headline and festival dates, all of which are listed below.
DYING FETUS‘ latest album, “Reign Supreme”, sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 186 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 5 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Metal Alliance Tour”
May 05 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
May 06 – Saskatoon, SK – Obriens
May 08 – Edmonton, AB – Shredmonton Festival
May 10 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
May 11 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
May 12 – Petaluma, CA – Pheonix Theater
May 13 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
May 14 – Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
May 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
May 17 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
May 18 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
May 20 – Ft Worth, TX – Rail Club
May 21 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
May 25 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
May 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
May 27 – Knoxville, TN – The International
May 28 – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
May 29 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
 
DYING FETUS EUROPEAN SUMMER 2016
27.07.16 Slovenia Tolmin @ Metaldays  
28.07.16 Germany München @ Free & Easy Fest
29.07.16 Germany Aachen @ Musikbunker 
30.07.16 Holland Steenwijk @ Stonehenge Fest  
 
01.08.16 Russia Moscow @ Volta   
02.08.16 Russia St.Petersburg @ ClubZal   
     
04.08.16 Greece Athens @ Second Skin  
05.08.16 Greece Thessaloniki @ Eightball Club  
06.08.16 Germany Saarbrücken @ Garage 
07.08.16 France Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans @ Sylak Fest  
08.08.16 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo  
09.08.16 Austria Salzburg @ Rockhouse   
10.08.16 Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault   
11.08.16 Germany Rostock @ Alte Zuckerfabrik   
12.08.16 Germany Schlotheim @ Party San  
13.08.16 Germany Oberhausen @ Helvete  
14.08.16 Belgium Ieper @ Ieper Fest  
15.08.16 Germany Bremen @ Tower  
16.08.16 Denmark Copenhagen @ Beta, Days Of Summer   
17.08.16 Germany Berlin @ Lido
 
19.08.16 Germany Dinkelsbühl @ Summer Breeze  
20.08.16 France Paris @ Divan du monde  
21.08.16 France Saint Nolff @ Motocultog 
 
 
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New Album “Red Eye” Available May 20th on SPV/Steamhammer

NWoBHM veterans VARDIS have released a new lyric video for the song “Paranoia Strikes” taken from their comeback album “Red Eye”.
The new album “Red Eye” is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.
Steve Zodiac says about the song: “Paranoia Strikes’ is about the animal instinct for self preservation amplified to the point of mania. It’s potential is within us all, but Emperors, Dictators and the like seem to be especially susceptible. In that sense paranoia is the flip side of egomania: an excess of power, wealth or drugs can bring both to the surface. My starting point was that animal trigger in humanity, so this track was written to be feral and frenzied, with savage riffs.”
You can watch the video HERE.
Photo from left to right:
Steve Zodiac (guitar, vocals), Joe Clancy (drums), Martin Connolly (bass)
The new album “Red Eye” will be released on May 20th, 2016 as a digipak version (incl. 2 bonus tracks + poster), LP version in red vinyl and download (iTunes exclusive contains 2 bonus tracks).
Track Listing:
1. Red Eye 4:08
2. Paranoia Strikes 3:36
3. I Need You Now 3:26
4. The Knowledge 4:24
5. Lightning Man 3:33
6. Back To School 3:36
7. Jolly Roger 5:15
8. Head of the Nail 4:22
9. Hold Me 4:59
10. 200 M.P.H. 7:47
DIGI PAK BONUS TRACKS
11. Living Out Of Touch 3:31
12. 200 M.P.H. (Reprise) 3:38
VARDIS live 2016
12.05.E-Ibiza – Hard Rock Hell Road Trip
03.06.SE-Alvesta – Muskelrock
26.06.GB-Biggar – Wildfire Festival
30.07.D-Brande/Hörnerkirchen – Headbangers Open Air
17.09.I-Villa Rosa – Heavy Metal Night 9
03.12. GB-Sheffield – Hard Rock Hell NWoBHM
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San Antonio metal heavyweights DARKNESS DIVIDED are set to release Darkness Divided tomorrow, April 22nd, and have teamed up with TERRORIZER MAGAZINE to stream the bands self-titled sophomore release in its entirety.

 

Listen to Darkness Divided at Terrorizer.

 

The band recently premiered the music video for “Back Breaker,” the follow-up to the first single “Misery”, and gave fans an inside look into Darkness Divided with a track-by-track commentary. Vocalist Gerard Mora comments, “This new album itself is split up into three parts – innocence, contradiction and reaffirmation. As I wrote the lyrics to this record, I had the image of a house built of the ideas that others have built for you. As you grow from innocence and leave your innocence, your walls of the home begin to collapse.”

 

Currently in the middle of a 5-week tour, DARKNESS DIVIDED is a band entering the next breed of metal’s finest. Darkness Divided is a required acquisition for fans of punchy, groove-laden, technical metal that refuses to conform to one style.

DARKNESS DIVIDED will be on tour extensively throughout 2016. Stay tuned for more news and tour dates.

 

APRIL

21  Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s

22  San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box

23  Lake Charles, LA @ The Center Stage

24  Atlanta, GA @ Under The Couch

26  Miami, FL @ Zingular Bar Lounge

27  Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

28  Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

29  Florence, AL @ The End

30  Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

MAY
(With Death of an Era, Come and Rest)

01  Dayton, OH @ Rockstar Pro Arena

03  Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Café

04  Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13

06  Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater

08  Hampton, MA @ American Legion

11  Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry

12  Warren, MI @ The Ritz

13  Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
12  LaCrosse, WI @ The Warehouse

15  St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

JULY

22  Somerset, WI @ Somerset Amphitheater (Sonshine Festival)

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Self-Titled Debut Available Tomorrow on Nuclear Blast

“…the album is full of hard and heavy industrial tracks that would feel at home on a Ministry album”
-Wall Street Journal-
“SMM proves that Al Jourgensen still breathes fire.  But this time he’s incinerating you with a smile on his face.”
-Alternative Press-
 
“This record literally hits you like a steamroller with a jet engine attached to it. So if this isn’t a Ministry record, then I’d almost hate to see what is.”
-New Noise Magazine-
 
“Surgical Meth Machine is a flagrantly unsavory and musical extreme eruption of bile, belligerence and the blackest of humor”
-Team Rock-
 
“Walter White approves this metal.”
-Metal Sucks-
MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen‘s new project, SURGICAL METH MACHINE, has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for their self-titled debut album. The record, which was recorded primarily at Jourgensen‘s home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D’Ambruoso, will be released on April 15 worldwide.
Recently Al sat down with Billboard for an in-depth conversation about his career, SURGICAL METH MACHINE and much more.  Check out the interview and an exclusive full album stream of the SMM debut record HERE.
Al has recorded a series of album trailers for SURGICAL METH MACHINE.  The first album trailer where Al discusses signing to Nuclear Blast and the differences between SURGICAL METH MACHINE and Ministry can be seen HERE.  The second installment, which sees AL describing the album artwork and band’s name can be viewed HERE.  The third webisode covering AL work with long time collaborator Sam D’Ambrouso can be seen HERE.  The fourth clip where AL discusses the drumming on the new album, working on music without his Ministry comrades and more can be seen HERE.   The fifth trailer where Al shares his thoughts on the music industry now and how it was back in the day HERE.
Listen to the new song “Tragic Alert” HERE.
Pre-order Surgical Meth Machine via Nuclear Blast HERE.
CD – Track Listing:
01. I’m Sensitive
02. Tragic Alert
03. I Want More
04. Rich People Problems
05. I Don’t Wanna
06. Smash And Grab
07. Unlistenable
08. Gates Of Steel
09. Spudnik
10. Just Go Home
11. Just Keep Going
12. I’m Invisible
LP – Track Listing:
Side A
01. I’m Sensitive
02. Tragic Alert
03. I Want More
04. Rich People Problems
05. I Don’t Wanna
06. Smash And Grab
Side B
01. Unlistenable
02. Gates Of Steel
03. Spudnik
04. Just Go Home
05. Just Keep Going
06. I’m Invisible
According to Jourgensen, the sound of SURGICAL METH MACHINE‘s debut release leans heavily on the aggressive side, but fans can also expect to hear a few surprises. “There’s a couple of real poppy things on there, which brings me full circle, because, literally, I don’t give a fuck anymore,” he said. “So I’m actually almost acknowledging that first horrible pop record I did in 1983. I’m crooning on some songs, I’ve got some pop songs on there, and then there’s just brutal assault for the rest of it. It’s a very dichotomous record, but it’s me, and I’m acknowledging everything that’s been me through, like, the last 35 years. Let’s just throw my balls on the table and hope somebody doesn’t have a meat cleaver running.”
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MINDSHIFT (Stockholm, Sweden) have unleashed the music video for the title track off their upcoming album entitled ‘Horizon’. The video was filmed, produced, and edited by the band themselves, and may be watched at this location.
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Mindshift vocalist Mao explains, “Horizon is about the senseless tragedy of things that happen in the world around us. The Charlie Hebdo attack, the brutal massacre at the Bataclan Concert Hall, the senseless wars in the Middle East, etc… One day I just asked myself, what can I do to make this world survive, prevent it from tearing itself apart?

In an effort to further promote the album, Mindshift has also teamed up with Eclipse Records to give away a free download of the title track to fans, in exchange for their email address.

The ‘Horizon’ album is jam-packed with fifteen amazing tracks of mind-blowing melodic metal that’s guaranteed to offer something new, and showcase some of the best new music coming out of the Swedish metal scene today.  It is available worldwide via Eclipse Records on April 29, 2016. Pre-orders for ‘Horizon’ are currently available from iTunes, and Amazon. Orders before release date will receive the songs “Horizon”, “My Revenge” (featuring Bjorn Speed Strid of Soilwork), “Absolution”, and “A Thousand Scars” immediately upon ordering.

For more information on Mindshift, please visit these websites:
www.Facebook.com/MindshiftMusic
www.Twitter.com/MindshiftMusic
www.EclipseRecords.com/mindshift

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To celebrate the release of TOMBS‘ new EP
All Empires Fall, guitarist/vocalist Michael Hill’s Savage Gold Coffee has announced the limited “Dark Deceiver” blend for serious connoisseurs of the blackest of coffees. The “Dark Deceiver” blend combines high elevation African beans blended with Indonesian and Central American beans to form a deliciously dark smoky flavor with traces of berry and cocoa. Savage Gold Coffee and Holy Mountain Printing have also teamed up to offer exclusive coffee and t-shirt combo packages (available for a limited time only). Visit savagegoldcoffee.com to pick up a bag of “Dark Deceiver” now, and visit Holy Mountain Printing HERE to pick up coffee/shirt combo packages.
All Empires Fall is the first studio release from Brooklyn black metal quintet TOMBS to feature the band’s new lineup. Clocking in at 24 minutes long, the EP was recorded at Applehead Studios in New York and brought to life by renowned producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Twilight, YOB). All Empires Fall is a commanding, crushingly heavy release, one that invokes the kind of grandeur and magnitude its title suggests, and affirms TOMBS as one of the leading lights of American – and international – black metal.
Stream the band’s mind-blowing video for “V” (edited and directed by Jaclyn Sheer) here.
All Empires Fall was released last Friday on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records and is now available worldwide. The EP can be ordered via Relapse.com HERE and streamed in full or purchased digitally via Bandcamp HERE.
In celebration of their new EP, TOMBS have announced a brief run of live performances in North America. Check out a list of dates below and stay tuned for more info on additional TOMBS tour dates to be announced shortly.
TOMBS Live:
May 13 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
May 14 Pittsburgh, PA Roboto Project
May 15 Detroit, MI El Club
May 16 Chicago, IL Chop Shop
May 18 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery

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Sweden’s melodic death/doom metallers OCTOBER TIDE have revealed a third new song in anticipation of their new album “Winged Waltz”, which is set to be released on April 22nd via Agonia Records. Titled “Swarm”, the song is available for streaming via Bandcamp, at:

https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/track/swarm

The band has announced a European tour in support of the album, which will take place this fall, together with label-mates Demonical acting as co-headliner. Full list of shows is available below.

Alexander Högbom (vocals) commented on “Winged Waltz”“This is undoubtedly the best and most emotionally charged material October Tide has created, in my opinion. I know how much hard work Fredrik (guitars) has put into making this album and you can really feel the thought behind it all. I almost injured myself physically and was close to pass out a couple of times during the recording of the vocals. I gave it all to match the intense music and those powerful lyrics and I’m very happy with the result”.

The successor to “Tunnel Of No Light” (2013) has been recorded, mixed and mastered in Wing Studios (Demonical, Centinex, Diabolical) in Sweden and produced by Sverker Widgren.

Track listing:
1. Swarm
2. Sleepless sun
3. Reckless abandon
4. A questioin ignite
5. Nursed by the cold
6. Lost in rapture
7. Perilous
8. Coffins of november

“Winged Waltz” will be available in the following formats:
Digipack CD.
Regular Black Gatefold LP.
Gold LP with Gold Logo Patch (limited to 113 hand-numbered copies).
Black T-shirt with white and silver print.
Grey T-shirt with gold print.
Digital formats.

Formed in 1995 by Katatonia members, Jonas Renkse and Fred Norrman, OCTOBER TIDE spawned two, now-cult releases: “Rain Without End” (1997) and “Grey Dawn” (1999), before going on hiatus for over 11 years. Reunited in 2009, and since 2015 with a new full-time drummer Jocke Wallgren (Valkyrja, Astrophobos), the Swedes continue to push their vision of melodic death/doom metal to the next level. Executed with passion, the band’s new album “Winged Waltz” is a showcase of what talent and expertise can bring to the table. OCTOBER TIDE are well-seasoned in their field of metal and are coming back in full swing, with their most emotionally charged material yet.

Upcoming shows:
16.04 UKR – Kiev – Doom Over Kiev Festival*
30.04 RUS – Moscow – Stereo Hall*
01.05 RUS – St Petersburg – Opera*
22.09 SE – Hultsfred – Hulingen
23.09 DE – Rostock – Bunker
24.09 DE – Lugau – Iron Eagle
25.09 PL – Poznan – Club U Bazyla
26.09 PL – Bielsko-Biala – Rudeboy
27.09 CZ – Praha – Modra Vopice
28.09 PL – Wroclaw – Liverpool
29.09 DE – Berlin – Werk 9
30.09 DE – Hamburg – Bambi Galore
01.10 DE – Bitterfeld – Festung

*October Tide only; rest of shows: October Tide + Demonical + Author

Pre-orders:
CD/LP/T-shirt – https://www.agoniarecords.com/index.php?pos=shop&lang=en
Digital – https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/album/winged-waltz

“Sleepless Sun” (lyric video):
https://youtu.be/3dO5KILIxLY

“Nursed By The Cold” (track stream):
https://youtu.be/D8JWYVnVhI8

Studio report for “Winged Waltz” (video):
https://youtu.be/7baY1UB2Pd8 

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Out Now on Rise Above Records
In a world of pop music we are freaks. We do everything completely opposite of what the current formula of doing things is. We recorded and produced everything ourselves with no outside influences. We play a style of music that is underground. We are all freaks of nature.” So proclaims BEASTMAKER singer, guitarist and mastermind Trevor William Church.  Hence the title of BEASTMAKER‘s debut: Lusus Naturae, or Freak Of Nature. “When you think differently and do things unconventionally, you are an outsider,” he ventures. “We wanted to bring a natural essence back into music the best way we could in a digital world.”   Lusus Naturae is out now via Rise Above Records.
Recently the band completed work on a video for their song “The Mask of Satan”.  Today Metal Injection is hosting an exclusive worldwide premiere of the video.  Watch it HERE!
 
Lusus Naturae is available to order HERE.
BEASTMAKER hail from the unlikely locale of Fresno, California. Sweating profusely in a parched no man’s land about three and a half hours northeast of Los Angeles, the city isn’t exactly a cultural mecca-and yet it’s the birthplace of Hollywood outsiders and weirdos like Sid Haig, Slim Pickens and director Sam Peckinpah. Still, it suffers from an unsurprising dearth of musicians interested in heavy rock. Though Church had the concept for BEASTMAKER as far back as 2006, it wasn’t until he and drummer Andres Alejandro Saldate, a.k.a. Juan Bonham, hooked up with bassist John Tucker in 2014 that the band was fully realized. “I was really inspired by old bands and metal,” Church explains. “From the Zombies to Slayer, from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to Black Sabbath. I was really into NWOBHM and what bands like Witchcraft are doing now. After many failed attempts and at least five bands in between, we found John and finally had a solid lineup.”
BEASTMAKER‘s lyrical landscape is awash in imagery from midnight movies and the dark arts, but that’s only part of the picture. “I like to make up stories,” Church says simply. “I use horror movies and the occult as influences but rarely directly. For instance, ‘Mask of Satan’ is me paying homage to the great horror film Black Sunday very directly.  On the other hand, ‘You Must Sin’ is about a woman longing for love and finding it in the most bizarre place, but John will tell you it’s a political song. I like to think that people come up with their own interpretations of what the songs mean and let their minds run free.”
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