Lullwater released their new album “Voodoo” earlier this month and it is a must have for any rock fan.
The effort busts right of the gate with the hard-hitting “Curtain Call.” This track showcases masterful riffing, pounding drums, chugging bass, and soulful vocals that give the listener an idea of what to expect from the next 10 songs, grungy hard rock with a southern tinge.
This trend continues on “Dark Divided,” a killer track with an awesome guitar solo. It is just something you have to listen to with your speakers at full volume.
As one moves towards the middle of the album, they will find more solid tracks such as “Similar Skin,” which is an extremely catchy song that you can’t help but singing along to and “This Life,” which features a sick drum intro mixed with roaring guitars. In fact those are some of the highlights of the effort.
Other highlights from the album include “Buzzards” and “Fight Of Your Life.” “Buzzards” is a rockin’ track that kind of has a dancey vibe mixed with aggressive vocals. Once it ends, “Fight Of Your Life” comes in to expand upon the band’s sound with the addition of horns, while also showcasing some heartfelt lyrics.
Everything culminates in the lengthy closing track “Suffer Not.” It clocks in at 10 minutes and 15 seconds and is probably the most different song on the album, but it is still just as great as the rest. The addition of violin makes this one especially cool.
All in all, “Voodoo” is an amazing album that proves Lullwater will be force to be reckoned with in the rock world.
As previously reported, The Ghost Inside will be returning to the stage for the first time since their horrific November 2015 bus crash on July 13 at The Shrine in Los Angeles, CA. Now, drummer Andrew Tkaczyk, who lost his leg and sustained a number of other injuries in the accident, has since opened up about the upcoming show via Instagram:
Lord Dying have premiered a new song titled “Envy The End.” This track is from the band’s new album “Mysterium Tremendum,” which will be released April 26. Erik Olson said the following about the effort: “We set out to write a record about life, and it ended up being about death.”
“Mysterium Tremendum” Track Listing:
01. “Envy The End”
02. “Tearing At The Fabric Of Consciousness”
03. “Nearing The End Of The Curling Worm”
04. “The End Of Experience”
05. “Exploring Inward”
06. “Severed Forever”
07. “Even The Darkness Went Away”
08. “Freed From The Pressures Of Time”
09. “Lacerated Psyche”
10. “Split From A World Within/Devoid Of Dreams/Death The Final Loneliness”
11. “Saying Goodbye To Physical Form”
Alice In Chains have shared a new trailer for their 90-minute sci-fi film “Black Antenna.” That movie, which was produced and directed by Adam Mason, is inspired by the band’s latest album “Rainier Fog.” The first two parts will premiere on March 7. Drummer Sean Kinney previously said the following about the project:
“We’ve always toyed with the idea of creating videos for every song on one of our albums. Not only did we do that for ‘Rainier Fog‘, it got totally out of hand and we made a whole goddamn movie. Everything that will be seen in the videos will be footage from ‘Black Antenna‘ to preface the complete film’s release.”
Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with On Better Terms.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
ON BETTER TERMS: We are On Better Terms, from Dallas, TX. We blend grovvy/indie guitar riffs with harsh vocals as well as some spoken word. We try to express and evoke as much emotion as possible. We would define ourselves as a harmony between chaos and melody. We got started when vocalist Andrew brought his lyrics to guitarist Alex who began writing songs while Andrew was still in college. We got together to write and record when we could and once Andrew graduated we added a bassist and drummer and started writing even more and practicing a set. We’ve been playing shows and releasing music ever since. Our collective love for music and similar bands as well the desire to express ourselves outside daily life really made us want to start this project
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
ON BETTER TERMS: Our Influences span a wide range, but we would narrow it down to La Dispute, Touche Amore, Troubled Coast, and Being As An Ocean.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
ON BETTER TERMS: We just released our first full length record called Waves. It’s something we’ve been working on for a long time and are very proud to release. It’s the culmination of all our hard work over the last year, and we feel it’s the best thing we’ve ever put out in terms of writing and production.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
ON BETTER TERMS: We feel our live shows are a celebration of emotion and a culmination of the natural feelings of life. A very raw and beautiful experience that guide the audience toward inner reflection and resolution. We like to think that our live show is the best feature of our band. We try to bring as much energy and emotion to our live set as possible. The guitar tones and lyrics seem to hit so much harder in person. We also have a light show rigged up to sync with our music that definitely contributes to our aesthetic.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
ON BETTER TERMS: The plan for the band is to continue to write music and tour until we can’t do this anymore.
The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Sound And Fury Festival. The event will take place at The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, CA on July 12-13 and it will feature the following: Antagonize, Arms Race, Basement, DARE, Dead Heat, Despise You, Diztort, Drain, Ekulu, Fiddlehead, Firewalker, Fury, Have Heart, Incendiary, Inclination, Initiate, Never Ending Game, One Step Closer, Power Trip, and Three Knee Deep.
Incubus have recruited Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age) to handle drumming duties during their set at the Innings Festival in Tempe, AZ this Saturday (March 2). He will be filling in for Jose Pasillas, who suffered a wrist injury.
Arsonists Get All The Girls are currently recording a new EP with original vocalist Cameron Reed. The effort is being produced by AJ Stacher (ex-Icarus The Owl, etc.) and a teaser for it can be found below:
HELLYEAH have announced that they will be filming a new music video at Duffs in Brooklyn, NY tomorrow (March 1). The clip will feature one of the songs from the band’s final album with the late Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera. etc.) and fans are invited to take part in the shoot. In other news, the group have also confirmed that they will be continuing on and that they are planning to tour in support of the new record. However, it is still unknown who will be filling in for Abbott. Furthermore, the group will be making an announcement on March 4.