Max Cavalera has a new band, and not just any band. Killer Be Killed is a metal supergroup, with Max on co-vocals and guitar, it includes The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato as a co-vocalist and guitarist, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders as a co-vocalist and bassist, and former The Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitich on drums. The sound of the new album is very doom, very metal, and very punk. It’s basically everything in metal music that I adore blended into one big fucking brilliant album.
The new album, titled ‘Killer Be Killed,’ is out this week on the Nuclear Blast label. You can stream it here from the good guys at Metalsucks.net. You can order it here from Amazon!
Let me start off by saying that I have been a complete idiot over the past 13 years by NOT getting more heavily into Aborted. I stopped with their album ‘Engineering the Dead’ in 2001. I don’t really know why, other than I just thought I’d try out other bands in the metal scene then. Not a lot of them have held up over the years.
Under the recommendation of my best friend, I listened to Aborted’s newly released ‘Necrotic Manifesto’ last night. HOLY. FUCK. It’s like a horror and metal fan’s wet dream of an album. It is horror. It is gloom. But, the songs are oddly catchy in this truly messed-up way. Aborted are known for their incorporation of sinister horror film samples. They include ‘Hobo With a Shotgun’ and ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre II’ this time around, and all are perfectly matched up with the sound and feel of the album.
I HIGHLY recommend this album to any true metal fan out there, especially if you are a horror fiend as well. Listen to the title track from the YouTube channel for Century Media Records below or just buy the album at Amazon right here. Hold on to your nuts and enjoy!
May 2nd will mark the first anniversary of the death of former Slayer guitarist and founding member, Jeff Hanneman. Slayer appeared on the 2014 Revolver Golden God Awards a few days ago, premiering their new song, ‘Implode,’ live.
Slayer Golden Gods Awards Via LA Weekly
I caught the song on my Facebook News Feed shortly after it debuted, along with the news that Slayer left Rick Rubin and American Recordings, closing a decades-long relationship. They have opted to record their new song and the rest of their new album with Nuclear Blast (home to bands like Anthrax, Decapitated, Carnifex, and Soulfly) in order to attempt to “connect directly with their fans.” I don’t know, I’ll feel pretty weird buying the new album and not seeing the ‘American Recordings’ grey and black cd inside.
Slayer Reign in Blood
Let’s hope this is all for the best. Check out the new song ‘Implode’ below.
I’ve followed TOBACCO for years now. From fronting the eccentric, electronic band Black Moth Super Rainbow to his solo releases, TOBACCO (whose real name is Thomas Fec) makes analog synth music work in this dark, fucked-up, spooky way, with his solo work being the creepiest in my opinion. Fun fact: He based his stage name on ‘Tobacco Man’ from Troma’s film ‘Redneck Zombies.’
TOBACCO Ultima Massage II
He recently released a new album, ‘Ultima Massage II.’ The latest single release, ‘Streaker,’ takes synth electronica and revs it up to a murderous, paranoid fever pitch. The music video for ‘Streaker’ is equally if not more disturbing. The maestro behind the madness of the video is none other than Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric). His direction and vision takes TOBACCO to a savage, psychedelic intensity.
Click on the link here TOBACCO – Streaker to watch the video (featured below) on Eric Wareheim’s YouTube channel. Use this link TOBACCO Official for TOBACCO’s official website.