Child Bite To Release “Burnt Offerings” Compilation In May

Child Bite will be releasing a new 2-CD covers/rarities compilation on May 11, via Phil Anselmo‘s Housecore Records. It will come with 28 tracks recorded throughout the band’s career, including some covers featuring Anselmo.

Shawn Knight commented:

“Here we have all of our loose ends. Lots of great stuff that’s either out-of-print or never came out for one reason or another. This serves as a mass grave for all of our musical orphans… This whole project came to mind when both our guitarist and drummer left the band last summer. We had put out so many random bits and pieces over the years, not to mention a full album’s worth of unreleased songs, that it really felt like a good time to take stock and officially wrap up that chapter of the band.

The first six tracks [from disc 1] are from vinyl-only split EPs we’ve put out. We’ve found that our strongest writing comes in small batches. These songs were written and recorded as pairs, and are some of our best tunes, not to mention some of the best sounding recordings we’ve ever had. Tracks seven through ten were meant for what became Negative Noise, but soon after we recorded these demos we got a new drummer and we started moving in a different direction.

These quick studio recordings have been collecting dust now for nearly five years… Tracks eleven through thirteen were recorded down at Anselmo‘s place on our way south for a big tour with Voivod and King Parrot. A couple members felt that the songs weren’t ready for prime time so we held off from using them until now. I wouldn’t be surprised if we revisited one or two of these in the future.”

“Burnt Offerings” Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01. “The Will To Disappear”
02. “Stag Thrall”
03. “Gang Omega”
04. “Sick & Subhuman”
05. “Prowl”
06. “Modern Torment”
07. “Abstract Interior Putrefaction”
08. “Feeding Tube Blues”
09. “Stroke the Negative”
10. “Carrion Tabernacle”
11. “Throb Forever”
12. “Corrosive Devotion”
13. “As I Approach The Void”
14. “Jerk Off Your Life”

Disc 2:

01. “My War”
02. “Police Truck”
03. “Earth A.D. / We Bite”
04. “I Against I / Jam”
05. “Guilty of Being White / It Follows”
06. “Hey!”
07. “Don’t”
08. “Unbridled”
09. “Siege” (feat. Phil Anselmo)
10. “Morrisey” (feat. Phil Anselmo)
11. “Chump Change” (feat. Phil Anselmo)
12. “Radio Hit” (feat. Phil Anselmo)
13. “Song #5” (feat. Phil Anselmo)
14. “The Usurper” (feat. Phil Anselmo)


Homewrecker Premiere New Song “Fade To Oblivion”, Reveal Details For New Album “Hell Is Here Now”

Homewrecker have premiered a new song titled “Fade To Oblivion.” This track features Vein‘s Anthony DiDio, and it will appear on the band’s new album “Hell Is Here Now,” which will be released on April 27.

The group commented:

“This song is like a summary of what the album is trying to portray by including the elements of hardcore and punk into the main theme of metal. It’s a look at the struggle with inner conflict and rather than seeking help, letting it pull you into an endless cycle of your own ‘hell.’ Making this album was the most in-depth we’ve ever gone. We spent a lot of time perfecting every song and taking inspiration from our favorite bands new and old. We feel it’s our best LP yet.”

“Hell Is Here Now” Track Listing:

01. “Burden Of Self”
02. “One With Torment”
03. “Bound By Validation”
04. “Fade To Oblivion” (feat. Anthony DiDio)
05. “Constant Eyes”
06. “Buried And Suffering”
07. “Land Of The Damned”
08. “Rope Of Skin”
09. “Growing From Nothing”
10. “Demons In Disguise”
11. “Final Rest”
12. “Perpetrators”

[via Revolver]

Jonathan Davis (Korn) Reveals Details For New Solo Album “Black Labyrinth”

Korn’s Jonathan Davis has officially revealed the details for his new solo album “Black Labyrinth.” The effort, which is partly inspired by the Ganzfeld experiment, will be released on May 25, via Sumerian Records. You can find a teaser along with the cover art and track listing below:

“Black Labyrinth” Track Listing:

01. “Underneath My Skin”
02. “Final Days”
03. “Everyone”
04. “Happiness”
05. “Your God”
06. “Walk On By”
07. “The Secret”
08. “Basic Needs”
09. “Medicate”
10. “Please Tell Me”
11. “What You Believe”
12. “Gender”
13. “What It Is”

Davis commented:

“There’s a level of enlightenment I want to achieve. With all of the bullshit going, everyone is stuck on their fucking cell phones. This takes us way out of that. No matter how hard you try to fight bad things in your life, life will be what it is. It’s up to you to accept that, combat it, and move forward, or it’s up to you to be in denial. Then it becomes a thorn in your side until you finally deal with it. This is it. Just deal with it.”

Jonathan Davis Confirms Release Date For New Solo Album, Says Korn Covered The Charlie Daniels Band & Billy Squier For Tentative Covers Album

Jonathan Davis recently guested on 2 Hours With Matt Pinfield, and confirmed that his new solo album will be released on May 25. However, it is worth noting that the effort still doesn’t have a title. Davis has been working on it for about ten years, but a failed record deal, and more hindered its release. Bassist Miles Mosley (Kamasi Washington, etc.) helped with the writing, and Davis’ Korn bandmate Ray Luzier handled the drumming.

Davis went on to say the album was actually barley finished:

“I just finished it last night actually. I’ve still been working on it. I’ve been working on songs being mixed, so the last song I finished last night. It’s being mixed today and it’ll be done.”

A couple of songs on the effort include “Final Days“, which he says was written in the early 2000s and has a Peter Gabriel/’Blade Runner‘ vibe, and “Basic Needs” which features tablas, Indian music influences, etc.

In other news, Davis also revealed that Korn have “been talking about a cover album for years,” and that they have already covered The Charlie Daniels Band‘s “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” and Billy Squier‘s “The Stroke“ for it. He also added:

“We got some good ones. We’ll probably do… We’re still picking ones—it’s been a work in progress for a long time. But whenever we get a little free time, we go ahead and do a couple songs. One day it’ll see the light of day.”

For more, check out the full chat HERE.

[via The PRP]

Teenage ‘Maori Thrash’ Band Alien Weaponry Premiere “Holding My Breath” Video

Teenage “Maori thrash” band Alien Weaponry have premiered a new video for their new song “Holding My Breath.“ This track is from their debut album “Tū,” which will be released on June 1, via Napalm Records. Frontman Lewis de Jong commented:

“It’s about something that actually happened to me. I felt so bad that I literally stayed in my room and couldn’t bring myself to leave the house or talk to anyone. I wrote the song at that time, and it was one of the things that helped me work through it, so I hope it will resonate with other people going through similar things.”

“Tū” Track Listing:

02. “Rū Ana Te Whenua”
03. “Holding My Breath””
04. “Raupatu”
05. “Kai Tangata”
06. “Rage (It Takes Over Again)”
07. “Whispers”
08. “PC Bro”
09. “Urutaa”
10. “Nobody Here”
11. “Te Ara”

[via Revolver]

Light This City Reveal Details For New Album “Terminal Bloom”

Light This City have revealed the details for their new album “Terminal Bloom.“ The effort will be released on May 25, via drummer Ben Murray’s Creator-Destructor Records.

“Terminal Bloom” Track Listing:

01. “Reality In Disarray”
02. “A Grotesque Reflection”
03. “Dormant Tide”
04. “Terminal Bloom”
05. “Death Downwind”
06. “Agents Of Fate”
07. “Extinguished”
08. “The Wake Of My Will”
09. “Neverlanding”
10. “Wildheart”

Skinless Reveal Details For New Album “Savagery”, Stream Title Track

Skinless have premiered a new song titled “Savagery,” via Metal Sucks. This is the title track of the band’s new album, which will be released on May 11.

“Savagery” Track Listing:

01. “Savagery”
02. “Siege Engine”
03. “Skull Session”
04. “Reversal Of Fortune”
05. “Exacting Revenge”
06. “Medieval”
07. “Line Of Dissent”
08. “Cruel Blade Of The Guillotine”
09. “The Hordes”
10. “High Rate Extinction” (bonus track)