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Geoff Tate at the Croxton, Melbourne 9/02/23

Geoff Tate was back in town last night with a young, enthusiastic band at his back. Fast forward to the end; cheers and screams for, “More, one more, more, one more” as the legendary Geoff Tate and band completed “Walk In the Shadows”, a Queensryche classic. Followed by more, “We want more, we want more, […]

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Track Premiere: Grand Cadaver – “Serrated Jaws”

It has been a quick, violent ascent for Swedeath gravemakers Grand Cadaver. After releasing their first two singles in 2020, their debut EP Madness Comes arrived a year later. With two members of Dark Tranquility among the ranks, their sound channels Stockholm’s crusty death ‘n’ roll far than Gothenburg’s more elegant touch. Mix in some hardcore and Bolt Thrower riffage and you get the tough-as-nails mayhem of their Into the Maw of Death full-length. Now Grand Cadaver is back with a new single, streaming early courtesy of Magic Mountain Records.

“Serrated Jaws” commences with a mid-paced groove and vocalist Mikael Stanne’s growl. But there’s also a melodic component that’s new to their winning formula. Their sound is even more apocalyptic with this single; it feels like the crescendo of plagues before doomsday. It reveals a band that welcomes transformation without losing their sound’s inherent bite.

“Rejoice! This here is the first nasty stench from our upcoming album,” Grand Cadaver says in a prepared statement. “”Serrated Jaws” has this deliberate, mechanical and oppressive quality to it. We feel that this deeper plunge into darkness is just what you need now in order to get a glimpse into the wicked sounds of our new album. Go for the jugular – go for the kill!”

Press play below and let Grand Cadaver take a big chomp out of your day.

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REDLIGHT KING Release Single ‘Eye Of A Hurricane’

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FROM FALL TO SPRING Drop ‘Draw The Line’

German NU-Metal/Rock kings From Fall to Spring have announced their first-ever album RISE and serve their new track DRAW THE LINE, a reviving track carrying the torch of the 2000s, being their official attend in the voting for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Following last year’s Eurovision Song Contest affair in which Electric Callboy got […]

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WOLFHEART Unveil ‘Fires Of The Fallen’

Renowned melodic death metal band WOLFHEART has unleashed their latest and greatest creation with the official video for their explosive single, Fires of the Fallen, taken from the recently-released full-length album, King of the North, now available via Napalm Records. King of the North continues WOLFHEART’s trademark sound, fusing colossal melodies, powerful vocals, emotionally charged […]

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POWERWOLF Cover ALICE COOPER’s ‘Poison’

ALICE COOPER is inarguably one of the biggest names in the history of rock music. To honor his 75th birthday on February 4, 2023, POWERWOLF has released a cover version of his larger-than-life song Poison. The 1989 hit single from the legendary album Trash is an absolute evergreen and known by every rock and metal […]

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CURRENTS Release New Single ‘Remember Me’

Connecticut metalcore dynamos CURRENTS have announced their new album The Death We Seek, which will arrive on May 5 via SharpTone. The band has also shared the video for Remember Me. “‘Remember Me’ is a statement to our growing divide between one another,” says singer Brian Wille. “The dark side to technology’s double-edged-sword is access […]

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HENRY ROLLINS Announces Australian Spoken Word Tour

Punk rock icon. Author. Radio host. Actor. Grammy winner… 34 years since his first visit down under, Henry Rollins will bring his Good To See You tour to Australia in June/July 2023 – his first spoken word tour in AU since 2016. Armed with a microphone, Rollins will perform in intimate theatres nationwide in this […]

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INFECTED RAIN Release Live Track ‘The Earth Mantra’

Since their formation in 2008, Moldovan progressive modern metal unit INFECTED RAIN have become one of the most exciting new acts in the heavy music world. In November 2021, in support of their much acclaimed fifth studio album, the futuristic Ecdysis (2022), INFECTED RAIN offered an exclusive concert stream, entitled The Devil’s Dozen. It was […]

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Video Premiere: Schizophrenia – “Race Against Time” (GBH cover)

Two major extreme music movements that happened around the the same time in the UK—NWOBHM and UK82 street punk—are responsible for at least two-thirds of thrash metal’s DNA. You can throw in some California hardcore, as well, and that’s pretty much the sum of it. Belgian death thrashers, Schizophrenia, whose members weren’t even born in the same decade of those early musical movements, nonetheless are students of the old school and are paying tribute to a half dozen bands—including GBH—on their upcoming self-released EP, Chants of the Abyss.

In fact, the video we present to you offers the quartet—Ricky Mandozzi (bass/vocals), Romeo Promos Promopoulos (lead/rhythm guitar), Marty Van Kerckhoven (lead/rhythm guitar), Lorenzo Vissol (drums)—blasting through the GBH classic, “Race Against Time” in what looks to be a studio of some description. Not much more to it than that, as the song checks in at just under two and a half minutes, so it’s pretty much get in and get out. Schizophrenia do offer their own death-tainted arrangement and vocal stylings to freshen up the ancient nugget, though.

Chants of the Abyss will be made available for digital download February 10, and features additional covers by Slayer, Morbid Angel, Judas Priest, Misfits and Exodus. The EP was produced by Yarne Heylen and Schizophrenia, and all instruments were recorded by Yarne Heylen at Project Zero Recording Studio, Nijlen, Belgium, 2022. Vocals were recorded by Johannes Van Audenhove in Mol, Belgium, 2022. It was mixed and mastered at Project Zero by Yarne Heylen. You can preorder the EP here.

Here’s what drummer Lorenzo Vissol had to say about the track:

“GBH is possibly the most influential hardcore punk band, and has been my personal favorite band since my teenage years. Covering a song by them seemed not only crucial but almost mandatory. We chose to cover ‘Race Against Time’ as this song had the perfect energy we were looking for and the lyrics could be reinterpreted as a testimony to their legacy: ‘Time is immortal, and we’re forever.’ It is also the opening track of their first record released in 1981, Leather, Bristles, Studs and Acne, quite surely being a direct influence to the following thrash metal originator albums. The song was extremely interesting for us to work on and adapt to our own style. I took some liberties when composing my drum part and was highly influenced by Exciter, another band with explicit punk influences. We tried making the song overall more brutal and simply better fitted for a death/thrash metal band. We can only hope you will enjoy our own version but also feel the need to spin all those classic influential punk records again!”

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