Posts Tagged ‘Earache Records’

Vektor – Terminal Redux

Vektor have been around since 2003 and are defined as progressive thrash with sci-fi elements. I never heard them until 2015, but this past year picked up all 3 of their outstanding albums.  2009 Black Future and the 2011 follow-up Outer Iisolation are great starting points. I agree with their musical description and they are […]

Oceano – Incisions

Oceano, after previously going into hiatus due to singer, Adam, becoming a father (congratulations dude), have returned with their 3rd deathcore inspired album that is a pretty good listen, from this Chicago based band.  I love their debut album, Depths, which came out in 2009.  Super heavy and the bass bomb drops were the heaviest I […]

White Wizzard – Flying Tigers

White Wizzard’s last outing, Over the Top, was my favorite record of last year. It was a great fun throwback record that hit me immediately, and some of the songs from that record are still on my everyday playlist. I gushed about it every time I got the chance. So Flying Tigers was one of […]

Wormrot – Dirge

Wormrot’s 2010 full-length debut Abuse kicked my ass six ways from Sunday. It seems I wasn’t the only one that left the experience with ass bruises either. In fact, Abuse and Infanticide’s From Our Cold Dead Hands (Willowtip) ended up my two favorite grindcore albums of 2010. The Dirge EP picks up right where Abuse […]

Woods of Ypres – IV: The Green Album

Listen- this is my first exposure to Woods of Ypres, so this review isn’t going to go into the bands apparent shift from respected black metal into whatever they are being called now (Hippys, posers, sell outs, etc). What I am going to get into is how this Earache re-release of the bands 2009 fourth […]

THE SOULLESS REVEAL ‘ISOLATED’ ARTWORK, TRACK LIST

British melodic death metal act THE SOULLESS (formerly IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION) are preparing for the release of their new album, ISOLATED, which hits stores in Europe on May 16th and North America on June 7th. THE SOULLESS vocalist ANDY WARDLE discusses the album’s artwork: “We chose Ryohei Hase for our artwork. He did the art for […]

Interview with Wormrot

Have you heard of Singapore’s Wormrot? If you consider yourself a grindcore fan and have not, then chances are you’ve either been in and out of rehab the last year or just haven’t gotten around to securing a connection to that new fangled thing they call the Internet. Debut album Abuse kicked a ridiculous amount of grindcore butt; rubbed raw, frothing at the mouth and dragging you through shortened, shocked, and sharpened speed blasts and crust crushes. Follow up album, which I incorrectly termed an EP, Dirge is even rawer, dirtier, frantic, and deleterious to the immune system. Guitarist Rasyid (and vocalist Arif where noted) checks in from somewhere on tour in these United States of America.

Bonded by Blood – Exiled to Earth

When this whole thrash revival mess first came around and started to take hold, I was pretty damn excited – thrash was my first love of extreme metal, and it remains my favorite. While I do still love the old style, I also quite enjoy where the genre went as time went by – it […]

Oceano – Contagion

Oceano is back with their new album entitled Contagion. After jamming this album a couple times I tend to think they should have called the album Depths Pt. 2 or Depths Redux or something. Because in all honesty it seems as though Oceano made a few touch ups and played it a tad bit safe […]

WOODS OF YPRES SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH EARACHE RECORDS

EARACHE RECORDS is proud to announce the worldwide signing of the Canadian cult metal act, WOODS OF YPRES. Formed in 2002, WOODS OF YPRES have earned critical acclaim for their ever-evolving, envelope-pushing mix of blackened doom metal. Most often compared to bands such as AGALLOCH and TYPE O NEGATIVE, WOODS OF YPRES toe a thin […]

White Wizzard – Shooting Star

So it’s been about six months since White Wizzard’s full-length debut, Over the Top, blew me away. It’s a record that will most certainly be near, if not at, the top of my year-end list. But much has changed for the band in those few months. They’ve lost a guitarist and singer Wyatt Anderson, who […]

And Hell Followed With – Proprioception

Apparently Earache was so impressed with the record breaking sales of Oceano’s Depths last year, and unable to wait for the bands follow up, Contagion, the label has gone and signed Detroit’s And Hell Followed With ― an almost identical act to Oceano. So now most of you have left, and those who remain are […]

Order of Ennead – An Examination of Being

There’s a really dumb old riddle. Goes like this: Q: Where does an eight-hundred-pound gorilla sleep? A: Anywhere he wants. There’s a corollary: That may be, but it doesn’t mean I want that gorilla in my house! Okay, I’ll get to the point. Order of Ennead’s new album is a whole lot more satisfying and impressive than […]

Full details on new Annihilator album

Annihilator are due to release their new self-titled studio album in Europe on May 17 via Earache Records. Distribution for Japan and Australia will be handled by Marquee and Riot Entertainment, respectively. For North America and all other territories, fans can visit the official Annihilator website on May 15 for other purchase options. Meanwhile, the […]

White Wizzard – Over the Top

When I wrote my review of White Wizzard’s High Speed GTO last year, I said that if they could deliver an album as good as the title track of that EP, I’d proudly wear the T-shirt, despite my inner editor’s strong objections to their spelling of the word wizard. Well, folks, my shirt is on […]

Various Artists – Grind Madness at the BBC: The Earache Peel Sessions

For those that don’t know, John Peel (RIP) was a BBC radio DJ who championed the extreme and the underground. While BBC Radio 1 and 2 (back then), was busy playing The Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Mel and Kim and other pop chart topping tripe, Peel and his late night Sunday radio show was playing […]

White Wizzard – High Speed GTO

I feel a little like I’ve stepped into a time machine on hearing the title track from White Wizzard’s High Speed GTO. It’s a song that’s uncompromisingly and unabashedly devoted to the NWOBHM era — in composition, in execution and in production. It’s upbeat with catchy riffs and a huge chorus and makes a solid […]

Evile – Infected Nations

Of all these young retro, thrash “revival” bands, Evile was not one that I expected to take their game to the next level. No, I expected them to release a rehash of their debut, Enter the Grave, which in turn would be just another rehash of Metallica, Exodus and Slayer ideas and accomplishments. How wrong […]

Blood Red Throne – Souls of Damnation

This Norwegian band has impressed me over the years. Making a name for themselves with brutal Americanized death metal in the vein of Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse and Deicide, Blood Red Throne have found a pocket in past releases and nailed a groove-laden, catchy approach that causes serious neck injury. If Cannibal Corpse, Decapitated and 90’s […]

AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH EARACHE RECORDS

EARACHE RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of a young and talented death metal band called AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH. Formed 2 years ago in Detroit, MI, AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH has taken great influence from death metal legends such as DECIDE and co-mingled them with modern touches popularized by the likes of WHITECHAPEL […]

EARACHE TO RELEASE 118-TRACK, 3-CD SET ‘GRIND MADNESS AT THE BBC (THE EARACHE PEEL SESSIONS)’

Earache Records, the original home of many of the bands who created the grindcore genre, is set to release a special 118-track, 3-CD compilation called GRIND MADNESS AT THE BBC (THE EARACHE PEEL SESSIONS), featuring some of the first ever grindcore recordings. The tracks are all taken from the legendary JOHN PEEL’s early BBC radio […]

EVILE REVEALS NEW ALBUM TITLE, COVER AND TRACK LIST

British thrash masters EVILE are ready to reveal to the world their brand new album, INFECTED NATIONS, which is due to be released on September 21st in Europe and on September 22nd in the USA. Following EVILE’s 2007 debut, ENTER THE GRAVE – an homage to the thrash of past – the band are now […]

UFC FIGHTER DAN HARDY OFFICIALLY SPONSORED BY EARACHE RECORDS

UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fighter DAN “THE OUTLAW” HARDY, who is currently preparing for his next fight at UFC 99, is now officially sponsored by Earache Records. DAN HARDY is set to compete against MARCUS DAVIS at UFC 99: The Comeback, which takes place this Saturday, June 13th in Cologne, Germany. The event will be […]

Boy Will Drown, The – Fetish

I have to admit, my expectations weren’t to awfully high for this. An English tech-metal/deathcore band on Earache, but Fetish actually ended up being a surprisingly solid release that will appeal to fans of recent releases by Burning the Masses, Within the Ruins and such. Straddling the line between atonal, grinding, spazzy, metal, tech death […]

SEVERE TORTURE WORKING ON NEW ALBUM

Dutch brutal death metallers SEVERE TORTURE have started the writing process for their next album, the follow-up to 2007’s SWORN VENGEANCE. SEVERE TORTURE bassist PATRICK BOLEIJ discusses the band’s recent activities: “Here’s a short update to let you all know what’s been going on in the Severe Torture camp over the last couple of months. […]