Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth) Teams Up With Municipal Waste, Revocation, & Inter Arma Members For New Bent Sea Song “Downed At A Gulp”

Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren has shared a new song, titled “Downed At A Gulp,” from his Bent Sea project. The track, which features Dave Witte (Municipal Waste), Mike Paparo (Inter Arma), and Brett Bamberge (Revocation), serves as the seventh single in Verbeuren’s “Instagrind” series. He said the following:

“When Dave Witte’s behind the kit, you know the blast beats are gonna have that swing! What a pleasure to have Dave contribute to the Instagrind. Together with Brett and Mike, they brought their A-game to the D-beat. The resulting track slides down the esophagus like a knife in butter!”

[via Decibel]

Kill Division (Megadeth, Gruesome, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Cultists”

Kill Division, the band featuring Kyle Symons (ex-Malevolent Creation), Gus Rios (Gruesome, ex-Malevolent Creation), Jeramie Kling (The Absence, etc.), and Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, etc.), have premiered a new song titled “Cultists.“ You can find a lyric video for that below:

Rios commented:

“I would say that Kill Division sounds like what if [late Terrorizer and Napalm Death guitarist] Jesse Pintado was from Florida! This is most aggressive and extreme stuff I’ve ever written, and having two massive grindcore dudes like Dirk and Kyle as quality controllers was key to the songs coming alive! I’ve never written ‘grindcore’ per say, but after what we have all been going through, I had quite a bit of rage inside of me and grindcore was the perfect vessel for that release!

I had been doing an online show on the Sick Drummer Magazine Facebook page last summer called the Gus and Seth Metal Show. Every week we would choose a band to talk about, then play some of their songs live. It was a lot of fun and Kyle had watched a few episodes. He eventually contacted me to do an episode, which I was super stoked about!

Kyle and I were in our first band together back in the early ’90s called Sickness, so we go back to the beginning together! We also did our first tour together with Malevolent Creation back in 2002. So Kyle does the Massacre episode with Jeramie Kling on drums and we had a blast! Fast forward, Kyle’s down for another album and I wanted to write an assault of grind, punk and death metal. I knew my brother Dirk would be down too and when I told Jeramie about it, he goes ‘I’m on bass, yo!’

‘Cultists‘ is good indicator of what Kill Division is about: speed and aggression! The lyrics are my views on current and not so current mindlessness. If people were empowered to think for themselves, they would then soon realize that we’re much more alike then they want us to believe.”

[via Decibel]

Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth) Teams Up With Leon del Muerte (Murder Construct) For New Bent Sea Song “The Instant Grind”

Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren has shared a new song, titled “The Instant Grind,” from his Bent Sea project. The track, which features Leon del Muerte (Murder Construct, Impaled), serves as the sixth single in Verbeuren’s “Instagrind” series.

Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth) Teams Up With Keijo Niinimaa (Rotten Sound) And Jesper Liveröd (Ex-Nasum) For New Bent Sea Song “Anger Mgmt”

Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren has shared a new song, titled “Anger Mgmt,” from his Bent Sea project. The track, which features Keijo Niinimaa (Rotten Sound) and Jesper Liveröd (ex-Nasum), serves as the fifth single in Verbeuren’s “Instagrind” series.

Brave The Cold (Napalm Death, Megadeth) Premiere “Apparatus” Video

Brave The Cold, the band featuring Napalm Death’s Mitch Harris and Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren, have premiered a new video for their song “Apparatus.” This track is from their latest album “Scarcity.“ A limited edition vinyl pressing of that effort will be released on December 11.

Harris commented:

“The concept reflects on the division of neighbor vs. neighbor, harvesting unrest due to compromised ethics, intended to destroy the frayed internal infrastructure of adapting society on a global level. ‘Apparatus‘ is about a socially repressive cabal whose sole agenda is maximizing the transfer of wealth and power from poorer, middle class consumers to a thin sliver of the wealthiest via submissive fear ideology.

Through an intensive program of isolation, bombardment with propaganda and behaviorally suggestive content before reaching the global eye, the ‘Apparatus‘ is distressing civil liberties in an era of inconceivable technological corporate wizardry, oppression, censorship and domination.”

Napalm Death’s Shane Embury Recruits Megadeth, Converge, Etc. Members For New Blood From The Soul Album

Blood From The Soul, the project featuring Napalm Death’s Shane Embury, will be releasing a new album titled “DSM-5” on November 13. Embury recorded the effort with Jacob Bannon (Converge), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), and Jesper Liveröd (ex-Nasum). The first single, “Debris Of Dreams,” can be streamed below:

“DSM-5” Track Listing:

01. “Fang Tooth Claw”
02. “Ascend The Spine”
03. “Calcified Youth”
04. “Debris Of Dreams”
05. “Dismantle The Titan”
06. “Encephalon Escape”
07. “Subtle Fragment”
08. “Terminal Truth”
09. “Sharpened Heart”
10. “Self Deletion”
11. “Lurch Of Loss”
12. “DSM-5”

Bannon told Forbes the following about the project:

“Shane approached me to work on the project with him, and I’ve known Shane in passing from touring over the last number of years, and we’ve stayed in touch with each other here and there.

But the email kind of came out of the blue, I knew that he was working on bringing the project back to life at some point, and for the last couple of years there were some rumors about other musicians that he was trying to work on it with, so I thought he was already kind of going that route.

So when I heard from him it was surprising and welcoming, and it just sounded like a really fun challenge to be honest.

I’m used to writing material in my other bands that’s rooted in life experience, I’ve never really tried to write anything that hasn’t been ‘non-fiction,’ for lack of a better terminology in terms of lyrics.

This to me was an interesting challenge where I could write from a different perspective, and still put in my own life experiences and attach a variety of different metaphors that relate to today and contemporary society. It was a whole different animal and I was just like “yeah this sounds exciting, I’d love the opportunity and I’d love the challenge.”

So at that point, [Shane] sent me some demos and ideas and he told me who else he’d been talking to about working on the project with, and he already had Dirk [Verbeuren] from Megadeth lined up as the percussionist.

The previous record, [‘To Spite the Gland That Breeds‘], was all drum machine so that was already pretty exciting to me because you have this monster drummer doing this, and I got in touch with Dirk to just get the feel for what everybody was looking for and put the challenge on.”

Brave The Cold (Napalm Death, Megadeth) Premiere “Blind Eye” Video

Brave The Cold, the band featuring Napalm Death’s Mitch Harris and Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren, have premiered a new video for their new song “Blind Eye.” This track is from their debut album “Scarcity,“ which was digitally released today (October 2). Physical copies will be released on December 11. Harris commented:

“We’re all excited about Brave The Cold’s ‘Scarcity‘ digital release today! To kick it all off, we have a cutting-edge video courtesy of legendary Polish director Marek Skrobecki. ‘Blind Eye‘ and its Gregorian chants kicks off ‘Scarcity‘ as the album itself can be described as a ‘precursor to prophecy.’”

Cadaver Premiere “Morgue Ritual” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Edder & Bile”

Cadaver, the band featuring Anders Odden (Satyricon) and Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), have premiered a new video for their new song “Morgue Ritual.” This track is from the band’s new album “Edder & Bile,” which will be released on November 27.

“Edder & Bile” Track Listing:

01. “Morgue Ritual”
02. “Circle Of Morbidity”
03. “Feed The Pigs”
04. “Final Fight”
05. “Deathmachine”
06. “Reborn”
07. “The Pestilence”
08. “Edder & Bile”
09. “Years Of Nothing”
10. “Let Me Burn”

Odden said the following about the record:

“I met Dirk Verbeuren during the 70000 Tons Of Metal festival in 2014. He was sitting in for Frost in Satyricon and we played two shows together. It turned out that Dirk was a huge Cadaver fan, and at the time, I had several songs in the making for what I thought might be a solo album. The idea of kicking this all into the third version of Cadaver came into life and we started to share ideas. We had about 10 songs by the time Dirk was on tour in Europe with Megadeth in 2016. They played in my neighborhood and we spent the afternoon jamming. Cadaver was reborn. I started to pile up ideas for new tracks and time went by.

I really wanted this to sound like Cadaver and be up to date, yet timeless. The music is what we both consider as death metal. I have my own way of writing riffs and he has his own way of expressing them on drums that just fits and sounds great.

We finally found the time to hit the studio in early 2019 and recorded the album in L.A. where Dirk lives and works.

The music just sparks of energy and freshness from the experience we had jamming together. We are truly kindred spirits and are in this for the long run, for sure. ‘Edder & Bile’ is the manifestation of our commitment to music and the start of everlasting life for the old Cadaver.”

Verbeuren added:

“‘Hallucinating Anxiety’ threw me for a loop when I first heard it as a teenager. As such albums tend to do, it quickly became one of my favorites. I followed Cadaver through various incarnations over the years, and when the chance to work with Anders unexpectedly presented itself, needless to say, I didn’t have to mull it over.

Our goal was for ‘Edder & Bile’ to capture the spontaneous, filthy energy of death metal. It was an effortless collaboration — things just naturally fell into place and the result speaks for itself. Feast upon this, death fiends!”

Brave The Cold (Napalm Death, Megadeth) Premiere “Hallmark Of Tyranny” Video

Brave The Cold, the band featuring Napalm Death’s Mitch Harris and Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren, have premiered a new video for their new song “Hallmark Of Tyranny.” This track is from their debut album “Scarcity,“ which will be released on October 2.

The following was said about the song:

“The track is an attack on overreaching governments — highlighting financial superpowers, forced vaccines, targeted false flag operations and frequency harnessing of the masses to achieve a one-world government.”

Harris added:

“Although it may sound doom and gloom, it’s meant for a positive outcome from creative efforts inspiring change. Inspiration through art is essential in our world, with our need for social interaction, adaptation, individualism and personal transformation. If Brave The Cold doesn’t get your attention, what will? It’s time to wake the fuck up!”

Brave The Cold (Napalm Death, Megadeth) To Release Debut Album “Scarcity” In October

Brave The Cold, the band featuring Napalm Death’s Mitch Harris and Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren, have signed a new deal with Mission Two Entertainment and are planning to release their debut album, “Scarcity,“ through the label on October 2. Harris commented:

“Mission Two Entertainment progressed to their next phase in the music world and they have been the most inspiring team I’ve ever worked with! They truly believe with heart and soul to push this to the highest level possible as we forge ahead in our forever altered civilization.”