Here are some new videos and bands for you to check out. Be warned: This stuff is HEAVY! \,,/

Pile Of Priests

Inspired by Death, Edge of Sanity, Old Man’s Child, Cannibal Corpse and the mighty Voivod, Denver, CO progressive death metal trio PILE OF PRIESTS aim to produce a sound inspired by 90s death and thrash metal bands. Unleashing their new EP entitled “Tenebrous Labyrinth” on November 24th to follow their 2015 debut album “Void To Enlightenment” and stand-alone single entitled “Redemptionem Per Cruciatu” released earlier this year. The new EP will feature three originals and three cover tracks, Coroner, Sadus and Kreator along with lyrics that offer a firestorm of fury against the injustices of the world, the fallacies of religion plus the human struggles and current events in today’s world.

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Evan Salvador (Guitar and Vocals) comments:

“We are very proud of our upcoming EP ‘Tenebrous Labyrinth’. Our sound has evolved on every release and we have agreed that this EP to come is the pinnacle of our sound thus far. It’s fast, evil, melodic and incorporates other styles of metal besides death metal.”

Teaming up with ToiletOvHell.com, the trio are premiering the EP’s title track, which can be heard at the following link: http://www.toiletovhell.com/premiere-pile-of-priests-tenebrous-labyrinth/

Salvador adds.

“Tenebrous Labyrinth is the title track off our upcoming EP; it’s about the dark places of the mind that depression and paranoia can induce, a “labyrinth” of thoughts if you will.”

EP Pre-Order available at http://pileofpriests1.bandcamp.com

Show Dates:
Nov 24 – Lost Lake – Denver, CO – EP Release Launch – info


Track Listing:
1. Tenebrous Labyrinth (4:24)
2. Kafir (4:21)
3. Interglacial Departure (5:44)
4. Divine Step (Coroner cover) (6:36)
5. Through The Eyes Of Greed (Sadus cover) (4:11)
6. Hate Inside Your Head (Kreator cover) (3:33)
EP Length: 28:51
PILE OF PRIESTS is:
Evan Salvador – Vocals, Guitar
Patrick Leyn – Bass
Evan Knight – Drums

For more info:
https://www.facebook.com/pileofpriests/
https://www.facebook.com/fatalillnessmanagement/
EPK – https://wp.me/pciNW-aPN

 

 

Sar Isatum

Two things always contribute to creating epic original black metal. One is location, and by being based in Colorado, the Rocky Mountains provide the ideal canvas for technical symphonic black metal band SAR ISATUM to sweep broad musical brush strokes across a vast vista, musically, mentally, and physically.

The second is lyrical inspiration. SAR ISATUM eschews all the usual flogged-to-death lyrical clichés of black metal to take inspiration from a variety of sources. The very name SAR ISATUM comes from the Sumerian dialect. It means ‘King of Fire.’ Indeed, both the Sumerian and Annunaki empires provide strong lyrical inspiration.

Inspired by Emperor, Dark Funeral, Gorgoroth, Sothis and Craft, band member J.P Dalkhu describes SAR ISATUM’s music as “ethereal, nefarious, repugnant, abhorrent, cryptic.”

SAR ISATUM have high expectations of their upcoming debut album “Shurpu”, but at the same time, SAR ISATUM create music for themselves, not copying what has come before, but fans of various styles of black metal will find much to appreciate here. As Dalkhu so lyrically says SAR ISATUM create “a variation of extreme and atmospheric black metal as if one went through a burning battlefield and witnessed horrid devastation.” Dalkhu feels that this is the best band its members have ever been a part of and are constantly evolving as musicians.

Teaming up with IndyMetalVault, SAR ISATUM are sharing with fans their third single “Black Gate”.

The band comments:

“‘Black Gate’ is one of our simplest songs with a more traditional black metal influence, and different from the other songs on the album. Lyrically ‘Black Gate’ is about a family who is ostracized from their village and then chooses to set up a new home on the edge of forest ruled over by a powerful witch. After kidnapping the family’s baby and using its remains in a ritual to enact flight upon a broom into the full moon, the witch decides to possess the younger children and then the oldest daughter who she aids in the killing of her parents. The oldest daughter then chooses to sign a pact with the Devil joining his coven of witches in the forest. ‘Black Gate’ represents the barrier between the woods and the area outside, and only by joining the Devil’s coven are you allowed to enter freely.”

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Listen to “Black Gate” at the following link: http://www.indymetalvault.com/2017/11/10/track-premiere-sar-isatum-black-gate/

“Shurpu” will be released digitally on November 17th and on CD December 22nd. Pre-order available on Bandcamp here.

For those in the Denver, CO area, SAR ISATUM will be performing with Belphegor, Cryptopsy,  Panzerfaust, and Mount Cairn on November 19th at the Roxy Theatre. Full details can be found here.

“We are gonna get on stage and take it on like a battle in a war. Expect an intense live show from us, like a fire destroying everything in its path.” says Dalkhu.

Track Listing:
1. Sar Isatum (8:06)
2. Chenoo (3:13)
3. Black Gate (4:52)
4. Gormandizer (5:34)
5. Celestial Diaspora (5:27)
6. Vanaspati (4:04)
7. Halls of Pestilence (4:41)
Album Length: 36:01

(bio written by Steve Earles)

 

 

Ominous Eclipse

A very ambitious band passionate about writing and playing extreme music, Ottawa based metal band OMINOUS ECLIPSE have self labeled themselves as a “Hybrid” with death metal being the main aspect combined with elements of thrash, groove, black, melodic etc. Active since 2014, OMINOUS ECLIPSE have released an EP, “Beyond The Apocalypse” and an LP “End Of Days” plus will be releasing their next full length “Sinister” in 2018. Starting off playing small local gigs in the Ottawa area, the band has been making waves on the local scene opening for big names such as Revocation, The Agonist, Kalmah, Archspire, Incantation, Vesperia, Black Fast and more! They recently acquired an endorsement with Indie Guitar Co. and looking to start expanding into new territories beyond their city limits.

Teaming up with Decibel Magazine, the band is premiering their second single “Spiral Into Insanity” from the forthcoming 2018 sophomore album “Sinister”.

The band comments:

“Spiral Into Insanity is a groove based death metal song aimed to burst ears and crack necks. This track showcases both our guitar and vocal skills with trade off verses and dueling solos.”

To hear “Spiral Into Sanity”, please visit the following link: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2017/11/10/ominouseclipse/

The single is available for purchase on BandcampiTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all major online retailers.

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Show Dates:
Nov 12 – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON – w/ Atrophy, Canceric, Infrared – info


Track Listing:
1. Death By Dissection
2. Sinister
3. Spiral Into Insanity
4. Lost At Sea
5. No Redemption For The Damned
6. Breaking The Chains
7. The Horde
8. Eye Of The Raven

For more info:
https://www.facebook.com/ominous.eclipse.

Written by The Grim Reader

Welcome, I am the Grim Reader. A lover of the written word, a lover of cricket and heavy metal. Here you will find book reviews for both independent publishers and traditional publishers. I also review metal albums and conduct interviews with artists and writers. Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you enjoy your stay. Peace.

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