Viscera To Release New Album “Carcinogenesis” In March, Premiere “Rats With Wings” Video

Viscera have revealed the details for their new album “Carcinogenesis.” The effort will be released on March 3 and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

“Carcinogenesis” Track Listing:

01. “Carcinogenesis”
02. “Rats With Wings”
03. “Layers Of Skin”
04. “Resolver”
05. “Omnipotence”
08. “Sungazer”
07. “Lex Talionis”
08. “Demon Queen”
09. “On Earth As It Is In Hell”

Vocalist Jamie Graham commented:

“‘Carcinogenesis‘ has been a long time coming! There’s been a ton of changes since the release of [debut album] ‘Obsidian‘ in terms of both the band’s plans and how we’ve approached writing. Musically we’ve tried a few new things in terms of tempos and key.

We’ve had Charlie Michael join on guitar who has brought a few new additions to the Viscera sound on this record. He’s a massive shredder so there’s some insane lead guitar between him and Adam.

We’ve gone a little more over the top with use of melody and atmosphere. There was also a decision to bring it as heavy as we could on a couple of songs to balance that dynamic out. ‘Demon Queen’ is almost completely clean singing!

Lyrically/thematically, this album continues on from Obsidian with Delilah’s soul reaping cover. This time the energy she has gathered feeds her tyrannical partner, who in turn uses the newly absorbed life force to corrupt all around him. Metaphorically it’s a statement of how humanity tends to feed of others only then to tear itself apart.”

A video for the effort’s first single, “Rats With Wings,” can be found below. Graham added the following about that:

“This one was the first song we wrote for the record. The title refers to a term used for disease-spreading birds – just like people using power to corrupt others. We wanted a rapid-fire song to introduce the album as it sets the pace for the rest. There’s a nice mix of speed, heaviness and melody.”

Lordi Premiere New Song “Lucyfer Prime Evil”

Lordi have premiered a new song titled “Lucyfer Prime Evil.” This track is from the band’s new album “Screem Writers Guild,” which will be released on March 31.

Mr. Lordi commented:

“This is the first chance for the fans to hear our new guitar player Kone in action on a record. He is doing a pretty lengthy guitar solo on the track, with Hella backing him up by keyboard harmonies here and there. It’s also the very first time in LORDI’s history that you can actually hear the whole band sing backing vocals on this album.

Story-wise, ‘Lucyfer Prime Evil’ gives quite a good example of the themes and lyrical content that await you on the record: it’s a horror story… like an eerie horror movie theme song. Although this song isn’t really based on any particular horror movie, the conceptual theme of what to expect from the whole album should come across pretty clear.”

“Screem Writers Guild” Track Listing:

01. “Dead Again Jayne”
02. “SCG XVIII: Nosferuiz Horror Show”
03. “Unliving Picture Show”
04. “Inhumanoid”
05. “Thing In The Cage”
06. “Vampyro Fang Club”
07. “The Bride”
08. “Lucyfer Prime Evil”
09. “Scarecrow”
10. “Lycantropical Island”
11. “In The Castle Of Dracoolove”
12. “The SCG Awards”
13. “Heavengeance”
14. “End Credits”

Enforced To Release New Album “War Remains” In April, Premiere New Song “Ultra-Violence”

Enforced have announced that their new album, “War Remains,” will be released on April 28. The effort’s first single, “Ultra-Violence,” can be streamed below:

“War Remains” Track Listing:

01. “Aggressive Menace”
02. “The Quickening”
03. “Hanged By My Hand”
04. “Avarice”
05. “War Remains”
06. “Mercy Killing Fields”
07. “Nation Of Fear”
08. “Ultra-Violence”
09. “Starve”
10. “Empire”

Vocalist Knox Colby commented:

“‘War Remains‘ is a scathing perception of the modern crumbling world. Humanity seems imprisoned by its violent and chaotic nature; boiling over and doubling down on its own ignorance. The album contemplates and reflects upon the blight with cyclical themes rotating through the songs. It’s a hammer hitting a raw nerve.

We didn’t overthink anything. It’s all very straight forward, no bells and whistles production-wise. It’s almost ten minutes shorter than our last record and packs ten times more of a punch.”

Guitarist Will Wagstaff added:

“This record is furious. If you aren’t in the mood to circle pit, head bang, disrupt the neighbors, etc. don’t put this thing on. From the second the needle touches the record, you are in for about 32 minutes of a non-stop, no frills, indiscriminate ass kicking. Toss out the samples, ambiance, and nonsense. All we need are JCM800s and some V30s to deliver inexorable riffage.”

Overkill To Release New Album “Scorched” in April, Premiere New Song “The Surgeon”

Overkill have announced that their new album, “Scorched,” will be released on April 14. You can check out the effort’s first single, “The Surgeon,” below:

“Scorched” Track Listing:

01. “Scorched”
02. “Goin’ Home”
03. “The Surgeon”
04. “Twist Of The Wick”
05. “Wicked Place”
06. “Won’t Be Comin Back”
07. “Fever”
08. “Harder They Fall”
09. “Know Her Name”
10. “Bag O’ Bones”

Frontman Bobby Blitz commented:

“Man, it seems like for F-in ever since we chatted!!!! Ha! I tell you what, this is the longest ever between Overkill releases, Feb ’19 to April ’23.

For me, it became my ‘peterpandemic’ go-to. I wrote my part, tore it down, then again and again. I found myself still changing parts while Colin was mixing! It became the normal in a very abnormal time, sanity amongst the insanity.

Somewhere in ‘Scorched‘ that is all reflected, a common thread, it is the place I went to get what I needed, maybe what “we” needed. It’s different, that’s for sure an old-school approach/mix in a modern world….was it worth the wait? You tell me…….see ya on the road! Horns up!”

The band currently have the following European dates booked with Exhorder and Heathen:

04/13 Bochum, GER – Zeche
04/14 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
04/15 Osnabrück, GER – Hyde Park
04/16 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
04/17 München, GER – Backstage
04/18 Stuttgart, GER – LKA
04/19 Zürich, SWI – Komplex
04/21 Parma, ITA – Campus Industry
04/22 Fontaneto, ITA – Phenomenon Club
04/23 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
04/24 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
04/25 Vorselaar, BEL – De Dreef
04/26 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
04/28 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
04/29 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2

OTTTO To Release New Album “Life Is A Game” In March, Premiere “My Pain” Video

OTTTO, the band featuring bassist Tye Trujillo, the son of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, have revealed the details for their new album “Life Is A Game.” The effort will be released on March 24 and a music video for its first single, “My Pain,” can be found below:

“Life Is A Game” Track Listing:

01. “My Pain”
02. “Skyscraper”
03. “Night Howlers”
04. “Scopa”
05. “Let Them Return”
06. “Ride Low”
07. “Dance Of The Dead”
08. “Trip”
09. “Cosmos”
10. “The Void”

Vocalist/guitarist Bryan Noah Ferretti commented:

“The vibe of this record was getting out of our comfort zone and being free. We were opening our eyes to what could be done. There were some cool harmonies, and we focused on the overall structure. It had a constant flow.”

Tye Trujillo added:

“In 2020, our self-titled album included lots of tunes we had sitting around for a few years. With this record, the experience was different. We really took the time to find a vibe for each track.”

Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Etc. Members To Guest On New Ian Hunter Album

Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) has revealed the details for his new album “Defiance Part 1.“ The effort will be released on April 21 and it will feature members of Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Stone Temple Pilots, and more.

Here’s the full list of special guests:

  • Jeff Beck
  • Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
  • Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
  • Slash (Guns N’ Roses)
  • Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses)
  • Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
  • Robert Trujillo (Metallica)
  • Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
  • Brad Whitford (Aerosmith)
  • Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Johnny Depp
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Jeff Tweedy (Wilco)
  • Billy Bob Thornton (The Boxmasters)
  • J.D. Andrew (The Boxmasters)
  • Mike Camphell (Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac)
  • Dane Clark (John Mellencamp)
  • Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards)

“Defiance Part 1” Track Listing:

01. “Defiance“:

Dane Clark: Drums
Robert Trujillo: Bass
Slash: Electric, Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Dennis Dibrizzi: Background Vocal
Andy York: Background Vocal
Ian Hunter: Electric Guitar

02. “Bed Of Roses“:

Ringo Starr: Drums
Tony Shanahan: Bass
Mike Campbell: Acoustic and Electric Rhythm Guitars, Slide Guitar, Mandolin
Andy Burton: Organ
Rich Pagano: Tambourine
Andy York: Background Vocals
Ian Hunter: Piano

03. “No Hard Feelings“:

Dane Clark: Drums and Percussion
Johnny Depp: Acoustic and Electric Rhythm Guitars, Slide Guitar, Background Vocals
Jeff Beck: Lead Guitar
Andy York: Electric Guitar, Bass
Ian Hunter: Piano

04. “Pavlov’s Dog“:

Eric Kretz: Drums
Dean DeLeo: Electric Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar
Robert DeLeo: Bass
Dennis Dibrizzi: Background Vocal
Andy York: Background Vocal, Maracas
Ian Hunter: Piano

05. “Don’t Tread On Me“:

Rich Pagano: Drums, Congas, Percussion
Todd Rundgren: Rhythm and Lead Electric Guitars, Background Vocals
Andy Burton: Organ
Andy York: Bass
Ian Hunter: Piano

06. “Guernica“:

Dane Clark: Drums and Percussion
Mike Campbell: Electric Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Joe Elliott: Background Vocals
Andy Burton: Harmonium
Andy York: Bass, Baritone Guitar, Background Vocal
Ian Hunter: Piano

07. “I Hate Hate”

Dane Clark: Drums
Andy Burton: Keyboards
Dennis Dibrizzi: Background Vocals
Andy York: Baritone Guitar, Tambourine, Background Vocals
Ian Hunter: Piano

08. “Angel“:

Taylor Hawkins: Drums, Electric Guitars, Electric Piano, Background Vocals
Duff McKagan: Bass
Brad Whitford: Slide Guitar
Waddy Wachtel: 12-String Acoustic Guitar, Lead Electric Guitars
Ian Hunter: Piano

09. “Kiss N’ Make Up“:

Taylor Hawkins: Drums
Billy Bob Thornton: Percussion, Lead and Backup Vocals
Billy F Gibbons: Electric, Rhythm and Lead Guitars
J.D. Andrew: Bass
James Mastro: Electric Guitar
Rich Pagano: Congas
Andy Burton: Keyboards, Vibes

10. “This Is What I’m Here For“:

Taylor Hawkins: Drums
Waddy Wachtel: Electric Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Joe Elliott: Background Vocals
Paul Page: Bass
Andy Burton: Organ
Andy York: Baritone Guitar
Ian Hunter: Piano

11. “I Hate Hate” (Alternate Version):

Dane Clark: Drums
Jeff Tweedy: Electric Guitars and Bass
Andy Burton: Keyboard
Dennis Dibrizzi: Background Vocal
Andy Burton: Organ
Andy York: Tambourine and Background Vocal
Ian Hunter: Piano

Hunter commented:

“Everybody’s sitting around. It’s Covid. Nobody’s going anywhere. We started sending them out. Slash started doing something.

Robert Trujillo from METALLICA. Ringo Starr, Mike Campbell. Joe Elliott is on a few tracks. Johnny Depp said, ‘Jeff Beck‘s with me and we’d like to do a couple of songs.’

I know Todd Rundgren, I toured with Todd way back, he’s done an amazing job. Billy Gibbons. Billy Bob Thornton and JD Andrew from THE BOXMASTERS.

It’s never ending. I mean, every day we’d get a phone call, this guy wants to do it, that guy wants to do it. It was like, I can’t believe this.”

The effort’s first single, “Bed Of Roses,” can be found below:

Ov Sulfur To Release New Album “The Burden Ov Faith” In March, Premiere “Earthen” Video

Ov Sulfur, the project featuring former Suffokate vocalist Ricky Hoover, have officially revealed the details for their new album “The Burden Ov Faith.” The effort will be released on March 24 and it will feature a number of special guests including: Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage), Alex Terrible (Slaugther To Prevail), Taylor Barber (Left To Suffer), Kyle Medina (Bodysnatcher), and Lindsay Schoolcraft (ex-Cradle Of Filth).

“The Burden Ov Faith” Track Listing:

01. “Stained In Rot”
02. “Befouler” (feat. Alex Terrible)
03. “Unraveling” (feat. Taylor Barber)
04. “Death Ov Circumstance”
05. “Earthen”
06. “A Path To Salvation?”
07. “I, Apostate”
08. “Wide Open” (feat. Howard Jones)
09. “The Inglorious Archetype”
10. “The Burden Ov Faith” (feat. Kyle Medina and Lindsay Schoolcraft)

Hoover said the following about the album:

“I wanted to put something out there that was as blasphemous and heavy as it was thought-provoking; I just had no idea how many people felt the same way.”

A video for the effort’s latest single, “Earthen,” can be found below. Hoover added the following about that:

“‘Earthen‘ is about my nephew who died from cancer at 16. After failed bone-marrow transplants, he decided to stop and let it take its course. It’s about witnessing that and being there, holding him when he died. That song is very emotional for me… I was actually crying in the studio tracking vocals. We needed the video to capture the sheer tragedy of that situation to really underscore how unfair and unjust it is for any ‘god’ to put a child through something as awful as cancer.”

Guitarist Chase Wilson also commented:

“The guitar lead from this song is the first thing I wrote that ended up on the album, well over a year ago. The song came together quickly after that and has stayed very similar since. As such, it’ll appeal to fans of the ‘Oblivion‘ EP, as well as the newer stuff we’ve been putting out, with the most obvious growth being Ricky‘s emotional singing and Leviathvn‘s super tasteful drumming. We’re all really proud of this one.”

Jesus Piece To Release New Album “…So Unknown” In April, Premiere “Gates Of Horn” Video

Jesus Piece have announced that their new album, “…So Unknown,” will be released on April 14. With this news, the band have also shared a new video for their new song “Gates Of Horn.”

“…So Unknown” Track Listing:

01. “In Constraints”
02. “Fear Of Failure”
03. “Tunnel Vision”
04. “FTBS”
05. “Silver Lining”
06. “Gates Of Horn”
07. “Profane”
08. “An Offering To The Night”
09. “Stolen Life”
10. “The Bond”

Drummer Luis Aponte commented:

“The making of the record was nothing short of all-consuming. It was an intense and challenging process. The record reflects a lot of confusion, but also, evolution. There was a lot of uncertainty and emotion during the pandemic– we all changed and grew so much. So if there is a single thought or concept to the record, it’s constant metamorphosis. That’s also how we operated as a band on this LP– spending a lot of time songwriting and fleshing things out as a unit, and then upping our game from there. It’s definitely a reflection of us as more mature, playing the best we’ve ever played and feeling like a real band for the first time.

A big goal on …So Unknown, outside of songwriting and technical goals, was to capture the same energy on record that we have live – for people to get that sense of urgency and danger.”

Rise Of The Northstar Premiere “One Love” Music Video

Rise Of The Northstar have premiered a new video for their new song “One Love.” This track is from the band’s new album “Showdown,” which will be released on April 7. The group commented:

“’One Love’ is a positive song. The message is simple: keep the faith and never give up on what makes you feel alive. Never lose your basics.”

“Showdown” Track Listing:

01. “The Anthem”
02. “Showdown”
03. “Third Strike”
04. “Crank It Up”
05. “One Love”
06. “Shogun No Shi”
07. “Clan”
08. “Raijin”
09. “Golden Arrow”
10. “Rise [ライズ]”

Hammerhedd Premiere “Pioneer To Be” Video

Hammerhedd have premiered a new video for their new song “Pioneer To Be.” This track is from the band’s new album “Nonetheless,” which will be released on February 24.

The band said the following:

“‘Pioneer To Be‘ is the first song we wrote during the Nonetheless sessions, and is fittingly the first song on the album. We feel it sets the tone for the album; it’s groovy, chunky, and punishingly heavy.”

Each member shared their individual thoughts on the track as well:

Vocalist/guitarist Henry Ismert:

“The Melvins. The guitar tone on ‘Bullhead‘, specifically the song Boris, was a huge inspiration for the guitar tone on Pioneer’s first riff. It’s got that ‘Buzz’ feel to it.”

Bassist Abe Ismert:

“John Mayer Trio, specifically their live album ‘Try’. Pino Palladio and Steve Jordan lay it DOWN. Their cover of ‘I Got A Woman’ specifically influenced our drum sound on ‘Pioneer To Be‘… that high, tight piccolo-sounding snare just cracks straight through the mix!”

Drummer Eli Ismert:

“Frederick Thordenal’s Special Defects ‘Sol Niger Within‘. This album blew our minds when we heard it. While the songwriting on ‘Pioneer To Be‘ isn’t directly influenced by Sol, the scary, ethereal synth sounds we used on this track definitely are. It almost sounds like the beginning of the apocalypse or something.”

“Nonetheless” Track Listing:

01. “Pioneer To Be”
02. “Tunnel”
03. “The Richest Man In Town”
04. “Descent”
05. “Snakes At Bay”
06. “Nonetheless”
07. “Fruition”
08. “Down The Hall And To Your Left”
09. “Synthesis Pt. 1”
10. “Synthesis Pt. 2”
11. “Lost”