Nasty To Release New Album “Menace” In September

Nasty will be releasing a new album titled “Menace” on September 25. The cover art, which was created by Michael Shantz, can be found below, along with the track listing:

“Menace” Track Listing:

01. “Ultimate”
02. “Bulletrain”
03. “Menace”
04. “Be Careful”
05. “666AM”
06. “Tricky Plays”
07. “Betrayer”
08. “You Will Know My Name”
09. “Inhale/Exhale”
10. “Blood Crop”
11. “Addicted”
12. “Table Of Kings”
13. “The End Of The World”
14. “Ballad Of Bullets”

The group commented:

“As most people we and all our families got hit really hard by the pandemic and the restrictions that came with it. We even had to find creative ways how to handle parts of the songwriting online and obviously also the recordings. Some guitars were tracked online and Matthi ended up doing all vocals including backing vocals himself. Video shootings that were already planned a long time in advance needed to be rescheduled…”

Dream Theater’s John Petrucci Reunites With Mike Portnoy On New Solo Album “Terminal Velocity”

Dream Theater’s John Petrucci will be releasing a new solo album, titled “Terminal Velocity,” this fall. Notably, the effort finds the guitarist reuniting with former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy. It also features bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs). Portnoy confirmed his involvement in the below tweet:

“Terminal Velocity” track listing:

01. “Terminal Velocity”
02. “The Oddfather”
03. “Happy Song”
04. “Gemini”
05. “Out Of The Blue”
06. “Glassy-Eyed Zombies”
07. “The Way Things Fall”
08. “Snake In My Boot”
09. “Temple Of Circadia”

The Ocean Premiere New Song “Jurassic | Cretaceous”, Reveal Details For New Album

The Ocean have premiered a new song titled “Jurassic | Cretaceous.” This track features Katatonia vocalist Jonas Renkse and it will appear on the band’s new album “Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic,” which is set to be released on September 25.

“Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic” Track Listing:

01. “Triassic”
02. “Jurassic | Cretaceous” (feat. Jonas Renkse)
03. “Palaeocene”
04. “Eocene”
05. “Oligocene”
06. “Miocene | Pliocene”
07. “Pleistocene”
08. “Holocene”

Robin Staps said the following about the new record:

“‘Phanerozoic II‘ is more experimental, more eclectic in musical style and direction, and more varied in terms of tempos, beats, guitar work and the use of electronics. This was an intentional choice: we wanted Part I to feel rather streamlined and to have a strong cohesion between the individual songs. We wanted to create a certain vibe to linger from the first until the last note throughout the whole record. We kept the weirder, more daring and more progressive material for Part II.

The outcome is a record that is a real journey. It starts in one place, and concludes in a totally different place. In a way, it relates to 2013’s ‘Pelagial‘, which was similar in that it was also a journey: but a more guided, focused and predictable one. ‘Phanerozoic II‘ on the other hand is closer to the experience of free fall.”

He also added:

“Though humanity is only a very recent phenomenon in the 541 million years history of the Phanerozoic eon, the lyrics are obviously written from a human perspective. They are following Nietzsche‘s philosophical idea of amor fati in the light of the larger themes of Eternal Recurrence, and the inevitability of an imaginary impending collision on a planetary scale, which are the two red threads that go through Phanerozoic I and II.”

Deafkids & Petbrick To Release New Collaborative Album “Deafbrick”

Deafkids and Petbrick (ex-Sepultura, etc.) have joined forces for a new collaborative album called “Deafbrick.“ The effort will be released on September 4 and a video for the first single “Força Bruta” can be found below:

“Deafbrick” Track Listing:

01. “Primeval I”
02. “Força Bruta”
03. “Sweat-Drenched Wreck”
04. “The Menace Of The Dark Polar Night”
05. “Máquina Obssessivo-Compulsiva”
06. “O Antropoceno”
07. “Mega-Ritual”
08. “Hyperkinetic Mass Disorder”
09. “Free Speech For The Dumb” (Discharge cover)
10. “Primeval II”

Petbrick’s Iggor Cavalera commented:

“We had so much fun doing the collab [at the Roadburn Festival] and there was a real chemistry between the five of us, so it seemed like a natural progression to actually get into a studio together and write a record.”

Deafkids added:

“It’s an honor for us to have taken part in this collaboration with Petbrick. When we had the opportunity, in the middle of a tour, to get together at Wayne‘s studio in London for two-and-a-half days to let the ideas flow, record things, and see what would happen, we couldn’t expect for a better result – a full album very rich on dynamics, sonic explorations, and unreached territories.

We were able to integrate ourselves in a way that doesn’t sound exactly like any of the bands alone, and this is very interesting in the sense of aesthetic and sonic freedom as it creates ramifications of the paths already taken, extending the steps of what has been and what is yet to come. To have the chance to co-create with Iggor and Wayne as musicians and producers – who are extremely kind, creative, open-minded guys with a long path of experience in music roads – was a very special process of sharing, hearing, and learning.

We also had Gordon from Terminal Cheesecake and Luminous Bodies and Matt from Casual Nun featured on two tracks, which was also amazing. We’re always very well received by these guys, bands and all these amazing people since our very first time in the UK, so it’s really nice to be extending this connection with this recording.”

The bands also discussed the project further over at The Quietus.

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) To Release New Solo Album “Dropped Frames, Vol. 1”

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) will be releasing a new solo album titled “Dropped Frames, Vol. 1” on July 10. The mostly instrumental effort is a result of Shinoda’s recent livestreams on Twitch in which he worked on music with assistance from fans. He told Spin the following:

“Dropped Frames is just as much about the live channel as it is about the ‘album.’ The collection of songs is a highlight reel of the tracks I make on the channel, but a big part of the experience is the stream itself. When I start, I usually have very little idea of where it will go. What comes out is a product of the viewers’ suggestions, my spur-of-the-moment ideas, and whatever inexplicable magic is floating in between.”

“Dropped Frames, Vol. 1” Track Listing:

01. “Open Door”
02. “Super Galaxtica”
03. “Duckbot”
04. “Cupcake Cake”
05. “El Rey Demonio”
06. “Doodle Buzz”
07. “Channeling Pt. 1” (feat. Dan Mayo)
08. “Osiris”
09. “Babble Bobble”
10. “Session McSessionface”
11. “Neon Crickets”
12. “Booty Down”

Three tracks from the album, “Open Door,” “Osiris,” and “Super Galaxtica,” can be streamed below:

Voracious Scourge (Ex-Suffocation, Etc.) To Release New Album “In Death” In August

Voracious Scourge (ex-Suffocation, ex-Atheist, etc.) will be releasing a new album titled “In Death” on August 21. The cover art, which was designed by John Quevedo Janssens, can be found below, along with the track listing:

“In Death” Track Listing:

01. “Retribution Of The Damned” (Intro)
02. “Heaven’s Scorched”
03. “Defleshed Messiah”
04. “Voracious Scourge”
05. “Mental Enslavement”
06. “In Death”
07. “A Life Condemned”
08. “Harbinger Of Our Own Demise”
09. “Tank Tread Evisceration”
10. “Born Dead”

Venom Prison Re-Record Early Material For New Album “Primeval”

Venom Prison will be releasing a new album titled “Primeval” on October 9. The effort will feature re-recorded versions of tracks from their “Defy The Tyrant” and “Primal Chaos“ EPs, as well as two new songs. The record’s first single, a re-recorded version of “Defy The Tyrant”, can be found below:

Venom Prison said the following about the album:

“‘Primeval‘ is a snapshot of the earlier days of Venom Prison, simpler times where we locked ourselves in a room for days on end to create the early incarnation of what would be our first collection of songs. Our first release/demo ‘Defy The Tyrant‘ was subsequently born, and we never thought this would lead onto being picked up by Prosthetic Records or touring the world.

This became a starting gun for touring and festivals in between the studio to write, including what would become ‘The Primal Chaos‘. Given the current climate and the global pandemic situation we felt it was appropriate to package together our early material so that it is presented in a form of how it was always intended.

This is what you hear now. Our previous EP’s plus two new tracks to give you an idea of what is to come in future. Our new chapter awaits, the grind must continue.”

They also added the following about the 2020 version of “Defy The Tyrant”:

“This song is not only criticising organised religion and Christianity as a whole but also the ways in which it was spread across the whole world; resulting in genocide, rape, colonialism, slavery, misogyny and homophobia.

It is this spirit of inherent superiority that characterised the attitude of the European nations as they expanded overseas, competing for colonial power and the conversion of “heathen” natives. Rather than standing up against the trans-Atlantic slavery, the church helped perpetuate the practice, endeavouring to support slavery on biblical grounds.

‘Defy The Tyrant‘ is as relevant today as it was five years ago. As long as there is a master in the sky, there will be slaves on earth.”

“Primeval” Track Listing:

01. “Usurper Of The Throne”
02. “Life Suffer”
03. “Mortal Abomination”
04. “Path Of Exile”
05. “Defy The Tyrant”
06. “Babylon The Whore”
07. “Daemon Vulgaris”
08. “Narcotic”
09. “The Primal Chaos”
10. “Defiant To The Will Of God”
11. “Slayer Of Holofernes”

The Atomic Bitchwax Premiere “Scorpio” Video, Reveal Details For New Album

The Atomic Bitchwax have premiered a new video for their new single “Scorpio.” This song is the title track of the band’s new album, which will be released on August 28.

“Scorpio” Track Listing:

01. “Hope You Die”
02. “Energy”
03. “Ninja”
04. “Scorpio”
05. “Easy Action”
06. “Crash”
07. “Super Sonic”
08. “You Got It”
09. “Betting Man”
10. “Instant Death”

Amaranthe Premiere “Viral” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Manifest”

Amaranthe have premiered a new video for their new song “Viral.” This track is from the band’s new album “Manifest,” which will be released on October 2.

The group said the following about the song:

“Finally we can unleash ‘Viral’ upon an unsuspecting world! It is one of the grooviest and downright heaviest songs in Amaranthe’s history — it is the very epitome of what we have always stood for: massive choruses, a thundering rhythm section and a constant will to push our sound forward into the future. ‘Viral’ was prophetically titled before the onset of the current worldwide situation, and so we felt compelled to tie it in lyrically with this. Welcome to a new era of Amaranthe history — welcome to ‘Viral’!”

They also added the following about the album:

“‘Manifest’ is the latest step in the evolution of Amaranthe, and across the board it is the boldest statement: We are here to stay, we are utterly passionate about what we do and we will take no prisoners in our strive for musical excellence! An all-out metal rollercoaster, ‘Manifest’ does not hold back in any regard — from the first second to the last, it is brimful with some of the heaviest Amaranthe riffs to date, soaring and emotional vocals and unrelenting metallic fury. We hope you will enjoy this album as much as we enjoyed making it!”

“Manifest” Track Listing:

01. “Fearless”
02. “Make It Better”
03. “Scream My Name”
04. “Viral”
05. “Adrenaline”
06. “Strong” (feat. Noora Louhimo)
07. “The Game”
08. “Crystalline”
09. “Archangel”
10. “BOOM!”
11. “Wake Up And Die”
12. “Do Or Die”

Bonus Tracks:

13. “82nd All The Way” (Sabaton cover)
14. “Do Or Die” (feat. Angela Gossow)
15. “Adrenalina” (Acoustic)
16. “Crystalline” (Orchestral)

Incantation Premiere New Song “Propitiation”, Reveal Details For New Album “Sect Of Vile Divinities”

Incantation have premiered a new song titled “Propitiation.” This track is from the band’s new album “Sect Of Vile Divinities,” which will be released on August 21.

“Sect Of Vile Divinities” Track Listing:

01. “Ritual Impurity (Seven Of The Sky Is One)”
02. “Propitiation”
03. “Entrails Of The Hag Queen”
04. “Guardians From The Primeval”
05. “Black Fathom’s Fire”
06. “Ignis Fatuus”
07. “Chant Of Formless Dread”
08. “Shadow-Blade Masters of Tempest and Maelstrom”
09. “Scribes Of The Stygian”
10. “Unborn Ambrosia”
11. “Fury’s Manifesto”
12. “Siege Hive”