I wrote in my Ophidian Spell review that I love watching a band rise from humble beginnings. To restate what I’ve said, I’ve been lucky to watch Nails, Ghost, and a few others start from a single Facebook page and demo early demos to the juggernauts they are in the wider spectrum of heavy music. Omnium Gatherum, one of Finland’s quintessential melo death bands, are no newcomers to the genre, but with the release of Grey Heavens, it seems they’re finally getting an ever-increasing amount of attention.
Know who was a bad motherfucker? Chuck Schuldiner! And who was Chuck Schuldiner? The founding member, guitarist, and vocalist for the seminal “death” metal band, DEATH, who pioneered the style in the dense, humid Florida metal scene. And since his untimely passing due to cancerous formations, the genre has never been quite the same. UNTIL NOW. With their debut album, Savage Land, released earlier this year, GRUESOME (an amalgamation of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, and Derketa members who plowed a row of devastation on the Death To All tribute tours) picks up this heavy crown and was kind enough to allow Gus Rios (Gruesome drummer, ex Malevolent Creation) to answer some no doubt dumb questions!
From the Land of the Rising Sun and weird things on tv, the always surprising Sigh have slated their Graveward album for next month for those in the North American continent. But do not let that sadden you, as Mirai Kawashima (川嶋未来) (vocals, keyboards, samples, programming, orchestral arrangements, vokoder, woodwind instrument, percussion) of the titular tonal titans has graced our humble site with 7 answers to 7 questions about Graveward! Click further to see what goes on behind the smoke, and some thoughts on what went into the album.
Papa Roach is back! With a new album titled F.E.A.R. (Face Everything and Rise) which is scheduled to be released on January 27th, 2015. Metal Machine got the chance to discuss the new album with guitarist Jerry Horton, along with the past history of the band. Although the album marks 22 years of Papa Roach, Horton insists the band views it more as “acknowledging 15 years of Infest.” With the album being a celebration of the success Papa Roach has found in the last 15 years, we wanted to take a road down memory lane with Jerry.