Origin To Release Anniversary Album “Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence”

Origin will be releasing an anniversary album titled “Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence“ on May 3. The effort is a compilation of recreated versions of songs that were originally created by guitarist Paul Ryan in 1991-1996.

A press release offered more info:

“‘Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence‘ was recorded and recreated from the original 1991-1996 era that preceded Origin‘s official formation. The album features never-before released tracks, that laid foundations to one of America’s top death metal purveyors.

The tracks on ‘Abiogensis‘ were recreated to the best of his ability, by founding Origin member & mastermind Paul Ryan, who recorded all instruments himself, between 2013 and 2018.

The twelve-track album includes eighth new (previously unreleased) tracks from the pre-Origin period, spanning from the “Necrotomy” (1990-1991) to “Thee Abomination” (1992-1993) era of the band (the ‘Abiogenesis‘ part of the album). They’re followed by a remastered version of Origin‘s first ever EP from 1998 (and first ever death metal recording to use the “gravity blast” drumming technique) as a special bonus re-release for all Origin fans & album collectors (‘A Coming Into Existence‘ part). This EP was never available for worldwide release before.”

Ryan himself added:

“Over the years people have asked me how Origin just came to be as a band so ferocious virtually out of nowhere. This is a small summary of the Origins of Origin. Basically, I spent a lot of my youth at shows at the outhouse practicing garage grinding, basement blasting & shed shredding anywhere I could, composing as what my father would call ‘Infernal Racket’ as I was very passionate about death metal.

That’s all I ever wanted to do. A lot of missed opportunities as we just couldn’t put it together into making a album (some music was meant to be underground), so these tracks are some of my earliest creations from the Necrotomy (1990-1991) & Thee Abomination (1992-1993) period.

This is by no means the current direction of the band Origin, but simply music that is the Origins of Origin. I did to the best of my ability to recreate the instrumentation of all the former members & the guys who I played this music with blended into each track (& yes there was a lot of editing!!!!). I’m officially retired from recording drums ever again!”.

Track Listing:

“Abiogenesis“:

01. “Insanity” *
02. “Mauled” **
03. “Autopsied Alive” **
04. “Spastic Regurgitation” *
05. “Bleed As Me” *
06. “Mind Asylum” *
07. “Infestation” *
08. “Murderer” **

“A Coming Into Existence“:

09. “Lethal Mainpulation The Bone Crusher Chronicles” ***
10. “Sociocide” ***
11. “Manimal Instincts” ***
12. “Inner Reflections The Pain from Within” ***

* Necrotomy (pre-Origin) 1990-91.
** Thee Abomination (pre-Origin) 1992-93.
*** Origin 1997-98.

Advertisements

Lee McKinney (Born Of Osiris) Streams New Song “A Neverending Explosion”

Lee McKinney (Born Of Osiris) has premiered a new song titled “A Neverending Explosion.” This track is from his new album “Infinite Mind,” which will be released on March 29.

“Infinite Mind” Track Listing:

01. “A Clock Without A Craftsman”
02. “Amanuensis”
03. “Rising Tide
04. “The Sun and The Wind”
05. “A Neverending Explosion”
06. “Astrolabe”
07. “Truthsayer”
08. “Infinite Mind”

The Damned Things Premiere “Cells” Music Video

The Damned Things, the band featuring Scott Ian (Anthrax), Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), and Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio), have premiered a new video for their new song “Cells.” This track is from the group’s new album “High Crimes,” which will be released on April 26. Trohman commented:

“Normally, when career bands say they made a record for fun, they didn’t – but we actually did. Maybe that’s why this band doesn’t have a career? Anyway, we’re genuinely proud of it. Check it out, and watch the video to see how severely injured we got during the process!”

“High Crimes” Track Listing:

01. “Cells”
02. “Something Good”
03. “Invincible”
04. “Omen”
05. “Carry A Brick”
06. “Storm Charmer”
07. “Young Hearts”
08. “Keep Crawling”
09. “Let Me Be (Your Girl)”
10. “The Fire Is Cold”

The Damned Things Confirm New Lineup, Announce New Album “High Crimes”

The Damned Things have officially confirmed their new lineup. Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax) and Josh Newton (Shiner, ex-Every Time I Die) recently exited the group and as previously rumored Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) has joined as their new bassist. The rest of the lineup consists of original members Scott Ian (Anthrax), Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), and Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy). The band will be releasing a new album titled “High Crimes” on April 26 and are currently booked to perform at Welcome To Rockville on May 4 and at Epicenter on May 11.

Trohman talked about the new album with Kerrang!, saying it was originally going to be an EP “but then it got to the point where [they] just made a whole record.” He continued:

“The more we put into it, the more we were, like, ‘Okay, let’s just do this,'” he said. “I hate using the terms ‘organically,’ because it’s a pretty shitty buzzword, but it happened organically. [Laughs]”

He also added:

“I originally wanted to open the record with this song called ‘Storm Charmer’ because it was really slow and ominous, which is probably a bad idea. [Laughs] I think I love ‘Cells’ — that is one of my favorite songs on the record. ‘Cells’, ‘Omen’ and ‘Carry A Brick’ are some of my favorites.

Honestly, I’ve been sitting with the demos for nearly two years, and I still haven’t got sick of any of it. I don’t listen to it in a self-serving way. I’ll listen to them and think, ‘When am I going to hate them?’ And every time I listen to them, I really like all these songs. It’s the first time I’ve listened to a record and found there’s not a lot I would change. With making anything, I could tweak it forever, but I think with this one, the mentality was just: go in, write these songs, and when they’re done, they’re done. Don’t overthink anything. Hopefully, by approaching it in a ‘Let’s make them sound really cool and not tweak them forever’ stance, then they would be the rawest possible version. I though the last record was definitely a little flippant in production, and I just wanted to pull back on that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Silverstein To Release “Redux: The First Ten Years” In April

Silverstein have announced that they will be releasing a new album titled “Redux: The First 10 Years“ on April 12. The effort will feature 12 re-recorded songs from the first 10 years of the band’s career.

“Redux: The First 10 Years” Track Listing:

01. “Smashed Into Pieces”
02. “Smile In Your Sleep”
03. “American Dream”
04. “Bleeds No More”
05. “My Heroine”
06. “Vices”
07. “Your Sword vs My Dagger”
08. “If You Could See Into My Soul”
09. “Giving Up”
10. “Still Dreaming” (Acoustic)
11. “Red Light Pledge”
12. “Call It Karma”

Vocalist Shane Told said the following:

“The goal was to update the recordings and make them sound the best they can—not change the songs from what has made them resonate with people for so long. You’re going to hear the clarity and dynamics in a new way, but the magic of the original songs is kept intact. It’s going to be fun for fans to crank these up and really hear the songs the way they were meant to be heard. We chose the songs that we thought needed the most in terms of a sound update, and also which songs have spoken to our fans the most. Re-recording ‘Bleeds No More,’ a song I wrote in my bedroom 17 years ago, was a very cool experience as well, as was remembering the entire ‘Discovering The Waterfront‘ recording experience.”

Drummer Paul Koehler also commented:

“I remember writing these songs in basements, demoing them with friends, and testing them on the road. Starting as a hobby, then given the opportunity to fulfill a dream, and all of sudden finding myself in the middle of a real music career. These songs are a cross-section from the early material that helped define our band, along with my own life.”

Guitarist Josh Bradford continued:

“After so many years, it’s a lot of fun for me to revisit these old albums and be transported back in time to when we were creating them. Even through the rose-colored lens of nostalgia, it’s hard not to notice how much recording technology has changed and how much we have grown as musicians in the time since. With this in mind, we’ve decided to give a selection of our favorite tunes a sonic update. These songs clearly mean a lot to people, so we’ve tried our very best to honor the original recordings while making them sound more modern and polished.”

Guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau added:

“These updated versions breathe new life into songs I’ve loved for as long as I can remember. Our goal was to put some polish on old performances while staying faithful to the original arrangements, and though it was challenging deciphering some of the forgotten and buried parts. I had a great time doing it.”

Bassist Billy Hamilton finished:

“The great thing about this collection is that it’s not just mine, it’s not just Silverstein‘s. It’s yours, it’s all of ours, and this is our chance to revisit our cherished songs, memories and feelings.”

Andy Black (Black Veil Brides) To Release New Album “The Ghost Of Ohio” In April, Premieres “Westwood Road” Music Video

Andy Black (Black Veil Brides) has announced that his new solo album “The Ghost Of Ohio” will be released on April 12. You can find a video for the effort’s first single “Westwood Road” below:

Black told Rock Sound the following about the new song:

“‘Westwood Road’ is about being so fucking miserable while sitting in a hotel room and absolutely hating where I am now. It’s thinking ‘this doesn’t represent me at all, this is not who I am’ and thinking of going back to being a kid and enjoying going to football games with my dad and all that sort of stuff. Now as an adult, I actually do all that stuff.”

He also talked about the ties between the album and his “Ghost Of Ohio” graphic novel:

“In many ways, the comic book is a more stylized and heightened version of these stories, because it has to be. When I went to the company who is printing [the novel], I asked them if they could help me shape all of this into a way where it would make sense. I have written concept albums before, but this is my first time putting together a graphic novel. Then the record went from there.”

“The Ghost Of Ohio” Track Listing:

01. “Introduction: Resurrection”
02. “The Promise”
03. “Westwood Road”
04. “Know One”
05. “Soul Like Me”
06. “The Wind & Spark”
07. “Ghost of Ohio”
08. “Heroes We Were”
09. “Feast or Famine”
10. “Heaven”
11. “The Martyr”
12. “Fire In My Mind”

As previously reported, Black will be kicking of his North American tour with The Faim and Kulick in April.

Venom Prison Premiere “Uterine Industrialisation” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Samsara”

Venom Prison have premiered a new video for their new song “Uterine Industrialisation.” This track is from the band’s new album “Samsara,” which will be released on March 15.

“Samsara” Track Listing:

01. “Matriphagy”
02. “Megillus & Leana”
03. “Uterine Industrialisation”
04. “Self Inflicted Violence”
05. “Deva’s Enemy”
06. “Asura’s Realm”
07. “Sadistic Rituals”
08. “Implementing The Metaphysics Of Morals”
09. “Dukkha”
10. “Naraka”