August Burns Red Premiere New Song “Vengeance”

August Burns Red have premiered a new song titled “Vengeance.“ The band commented:

“Earlier this year, we set out to write a standalone single that was fast, heavy, and concise. ‘Vengeance‘ is that song. It’s ABR at our most raw. The song speaks about how much meaner the last 18 months seem to have made everyone. There is a lack of compassion and understanding for others, and we should be doing all we can to bring that back into our lives.”

AngelMaker Release New EP “Twilight”

AngelMaker have released a new EP titled “Twilight.” The effort features two new songs including “Vengeance” and “The Great Grey Flame.” You can find a music video for “Vengeance” and a stream of “The Great Grey Flame” below. Mike Greenwood said the following about “Vengeance”:

“Going back the the roots of deathcore we present ‘Vengeance‘. We wrote this song as an homage to the bands and songs that got us into deathcore nearly 15 years ago. It’s got all the Old-school vibes; riffs, melody, and brutal breakdowns.”

Twelve Foot Ninja Premiere New Video For “Over And Out” Featuring Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmailyuk

Twelve Foot Ninja have premiered a new video for their latest single “Over And Out.” This track features Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmailyuk and it will appear on the band’s new album “Vengeance.” As previously reported, that effort will be released on October 15 alongside a graphic novel of the same name and a new “high fantasy” novel titled “The Wyvern And The Wolf.” Guitarist Stevic MacKay said the following about the clip:

“A man covered in cow shit wanders the Australian bush seeking clarity. Tortured by recurring dreams about having no face, meeting the ferryman in a Finnish swamp, old twitchy people with straw heads, vacuuming the forest, cradling a pike and squash playing goat people who spoil Christmas and drink everyone’s dregs…The only obvious thing to do is find a door Goblin to suck ‘dream gravy’ (aka Vegemite) off his fingers so he can teleport to a Ukrainian mechanical genie to blow his mind with Australian metaphors about being fucked in the head.”

Twelve Foot Ninja Premiere New Song “Over And Out” Featuring Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmailyuk

Twelve Foot Ninja have premiered a new song titled “Over And Out.” This track features Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmailyuk and it will appear on the band’s new album “Vengeance.” As previously reported, that effort will be released on October 15 alongside a graphic novel of the same name and a new “high fantasy” novel titled “The Wyvern And The Wolf.”

Twelve Foot Ninja’s Kin Etik commented:

“The song is an ode to the complicated relationship we have with our own mortality and how death can seem like the arms of a lover beckoning us to an early demise. The French first coined the phrase ‘l’appel du vide,’ which is the feeling of wondering what it would be like to jump in front of a truck or to jump off a cliff. It translates into English as the ‘call of the void.’ The phenomenon is actually a positive affirmation that by not answering the call you unequivocally choose life.”

He also commented on working with Shmailyuk:

“We wanted someone who could represent the lyric ‘the devil in my blood’ – both the darkness and the light. Tatiana embodies what we needed for this track perfectly so asking her to feature on it was a no brainer. Her band Jinjer and Twelve Foot Ninja have played together a number of times and we instantly connected the first time we met in the Ukraine capital Kyiv. We’ve since tom to respect Tatiana as a musician and as a human so we’re stoked she’s agreed to jump on this track.”

Shmailyuk added:

“When the TFN guys asked me to feature on one of their new tracks, I immediately said yes without even hearing it! The song and video were a lot of fun and very different from anything I’ve done with Jinjer… it’s a great pleasure to be an honorary member of the Twelve Foot Ninja clan now!”

Twelve Foot Ninja Announce New Album, Book, And Graphic Novel

Twelve Foot Ninja will be releasing a new album, titled “Vengeance,” on October 15. The effort will be released alongside a new “high fantasy” novel, titled “The Wyvern And The Wolf,” and a graphic novel, titled “Vengeance.“

The book was written by Nicholas Snelling and the following was said about it in a press release:

“Set in a grim and savage world, ‘The Wyvern And The Wolf tells the tale of an orphaned samurai boy named Kiyoshi who is adopted by the ruthless leader of a clan of ninja. Much more than a mere origin story, however, the novel is a tour de force in fantasy fiction and world-building, and represents a unique partnership with Snelling. Published by The Venn Gents, the novel can be pre-ordered now from www.twelvefootninja.com. The original story of the Twelve Foot Ninja was conceived by [guitarist, Stevic] MacKay and his partner Fiona Permezel. It was that concept which first inspired ‘The Wyvern and The Wolf.’”

The following was also added about the graphic novel:

“Also available now from the band’s website is the graphic novel ‘Vengeance,’ written by Mackay with artwork by George Evangelista. The graphic novel sees the band’s namesake, the Twelve Foot Ninja, journey through alternate dimensions to take on an evil alien entity.”

Guitarist Stevic Mackay commented:

“This is an exorcism of content that’s spent a decade in gestation. ‘Catharsis’ is close to what it feels like to finally share Kiyoshi’s story; and I guess respond to all questions pertaining to our name; All this time, so many have thought ‘Twelve Foot Ninja’ was tongue-in-cheek, when in actuality, the story’s genesis occurred a year before the formation of the band. I really hope our fans enjoy the vastness of what we’ve created, and we’re able to continue to surprise people with new methods of storytelling.”

In other news, the band have also shared the track listing for “Vengeance.” You can check that out below:

01. “Start The Fire”
02. “Long Way Home”
03. “Vengeance”
04. “IDK”
05. “Shock To The System”
06. “Gone”
07. “Culture War”
08. “Dead End”
09. “Over And Out”
10. “Tangled”

A new video for the record’s latest single,“Start The Fire,“ can be found below. Mackay said the following about that:

“‘Start The Fire‘ drew lyrical inspiration from Todd Phillips and Scott Silver’s portrayal of the Joker. When you start treating people according to broad prejudice, they’re left with little reason not to become what they’re supposedly guilty of already being. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The video concept revolves around the threat of total annihilation. The strung-up band is being injected with a copper-based enzyme that, when mixed with human blood, can be extracted to power up current collector fuel cells (purposed for reanimating Primordian bio-technology). The band’s performance is a shared, mutual delusion. It’s all pretty straight-forward, really.”