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Massive Metal Monday: Entombed “Wolverine Blues”
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Entombed Band Photo

Swedish death metal pioneers Entombed stood out from many of their contemporaries due to their “buzzsaw” guitar tone. It was a tone that would inspire countless bands in its wake. Converge guitarist and producer extraordinaire Kurt Ballou has often cited hearing Entombed as the moment that he realized hardcore and metal could be combined with such spectacular results.

Entombed would evolve beyond straight death metal over the course of their nine studio albums, leaning more and more towards a sound they called “death and roll.” With the departure of founding guitarist Alex Hellid in 2013, it seemed as though Entombed had come to an end. However, the remaining members regrouped under the moniker of Entombed A.D. and released their debut record Back to the Front in 2014.

Today’s Massive Metal Monday track takes us back to 1993 and Entombed’s killer third album Wolverine Blues. Here with the official video for the title track is Entombed performing “Wolverine Blues.”

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Massive Metal Monday: Obituary “Cause of Death”
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Obituary Band Photo 1990

This week we lost a giant of the metal community. Bassist Frank Watkins was, for 20 years, a member of Tampa, Florida death metal pioneers Obituary. He had split from the band on bad terms in 2010, and more recently was a member of another groundbreaking band, Norwegian black metal titans Gorgoroth.

The 47-year-old Watkins had been battling cancer in recent years, but remained active musically right up to his passing. For a more lengthy look at his career, check out this article by our friends over at Blabbermouth.

Our massive Metal Monday Track for this week is the title track of Obituary’s second album, Cause of Death, which was released in 1990 and was Watkins’ first recording with the band. So, help us in celebrating the life of one of death metal’s founding fathers by blasting “Cause of Death.”

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Massive Metal Monday: Horrendous “Sum Of All Failures”
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Horrendous Band Photo

There is a movement afoot that is known as the new wave of old school death metal. It’s the stripping away of all of the super technical elements that have dominated the death metal genre in recent years in favor of the more straight forward elements that defined the early days of the genre. At the very forefront of this movement is an East coast power trio known as Horrendous.

Don’t let the name fool you though; these guys are anything but horrendous! In fact, I recently got my mitts on a copy of the band’s upcoming third full-length album, Anareta (due October 30th on Dark Descent Records), and I’m so blown away that I couldn’t wait to share a bit of it with you guys!

So without further ado, here is the sixth track from Anareta. It’s called “Sum of All Failures” and it is my Massive Metal Monday track for the week. Go get this record when it comes out… you WON’T be sorry.

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Massive Metal Monday: Morbid Angel “Chapel of Ghouls” (Live 1989)
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Morbid Angel Band Photo

Morbid Angel was one of the first bands to lay the groundwork for the genre that would come to be known as death metal. The band quickly rose to the top of the heap in the flourishing extreme metal scene of the late ’80s in Tampa, Florida. Their debut album, Altars of Madness, was released in 1989 and is considered to be one of the cornerstone recordings of death metal to this day.

Morbid Angel has undergone numerous lineup and stylistic changes over the years, but remain active to this day. They are currently working on new material with yet another new lineup. We here at GoD will keep you up to date with any news regarding a new album when it becomes available. Until then, enjoy this live video of this week’s Massive Metal Monday track “Chapel of Ghouls” from Altars of Madness.

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Massive Metal Monday: Nile “Evil To Cast Out Evil”
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Nile Band Photo

South Carolina death metal titan Nile has just released its eighth studio album What Should Not Be Unearthed. The album eschews the complex technicality of the band’s past few albums, marking a return to straight forward death metal on which the band first rose to fame.

Egyptology has always been the core theme of Nile’s lyrical approach and little has changed in that department. Listening to a Nile album is like taking a very brutal trip through history. If you like traditional death metal, I highly recommend picking up a copy of What Should Not Be Unearthed. It is one of the best death metal offerings that you will hear this or any year.

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After The Burial Guitarist Justin Lowe Dies At Age 32
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Justin Lowe After The Burial R.I.P.

Extremely sad news to report out of Wisconsin where the body of troubled former After The Burial guitarist Justin Lowe was found dead on Tuesday by a hiker beneath the Arcola High Bridge near Somerset. All signs point to Lowe having committed suicide. Authorities are saying that his injuries are consistent with a fall.

Lowe had been suffering from paranoid delusions and had announced his split from After the Burial last month via a highly publicized paranoid rant on his Facebook page:

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Massive Metal Monday: Paradise Lost “Beneath Broken Earth”
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Paradise Lost Band Photo 2015

Twenty seven years into their career, Paradise Lost has come full circle. The band’s recently released 14th studio album The Plague Within, sees the legendary English unit returning to their death metal roots, much to the delight of old school fans. Few bands in metal, or any genre for that matter, have taken such a wide creative arc in their careers. Aside from a few notable missteps, these guys have conquered everything from death metal to gothic synth metal to straight rock, and have even composed some things that would not be entirely out of place on a Depeche Mode record.

Check out the the video for the first single below.

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Massive Metal Monday: Nile “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld”
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Nile Band Photo

Death metal, Egyptology, one of the fastest drummers in the world, guitars tuned lower than the average bass, and technical arrangements that will make your head spin. That combination of elements could only describe South Carolina titans Nile.

Formed in 1993, Nile released their first full-length album in 1998 and has set about bringing their death metal onslaught to fans worldwide ever since. The band is widely renown for fighting to keep ticket prices to the absolute minimum and hanging out to greet concert-goers after shows. Their dedication to the fans along with seven albums’ worth of top shelf death metal has garnered them a rabid following.

Nile will release their long-awaited eighth album What Should Not Be Unearthed on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. In the meantime, check out the crushing “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld” from the band’s 2009 offering Those Whom The Gods Detest. Also, be sure to check out Nile drummer George Kollias’ recently released solo album Invictus, which is extremely badass.

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Massive Metal Monday: Allegaeon “Threshold of Perception”
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Allegaeon Band Photo

Allegaeon‘s music is so heavy and technically intricate that it needs a bit of comic relief. That’s why the technical melodeath band from Fort Collins, Colorado are as well known for their wacky and lighthearted videos as they are for their epically crushing compositions. There is something oddly satisfying about a band whose songs deal with subjects as weighty as astrophysics, trigonometry, extraterrestrial life, and stem cell research making goofy videos. In the clip for their recent single “1.618” (a song about the so-called “golden ratio”), they mocked the ridiculous modern metal scene by spinning the “wheel of subgenres” and then morphed hilariously into the corresponding fashions.

In the video for today’s Massive Metal Monday track “Threshold of Perception,” they visit the beach for a little fun, sun and death metal. You ain’t seen nothing until you’ve seen a blast beat on children’s sand pails or a death metal singer brushing his teeth while growling gutturals! So check it out, crank it up, and enjoy. And, if you dig what you’re hearing, pick up a copy of Allegaeon’s brilliant new album Elements of the Infinite on Metal Blade Records.

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Massive Metal Monday: The Haunted “Eye of the Storm”
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The Haunted Band Photo

The Haunted is a long-running Swedish heavy metal supergroup. The band has had a revolving lineup throughout its career with the only consistent member being rhythm guitarist Patrik Jensen. Several members of The Haunted throughout the years have also been members of Swedish melodic death metal pioneers At The Gates. Currently the rhythm section of drummer Adrian Erlandsson and bassist Jonas Björler split their time between both bands.

Today’s Massive Metal Monday track is titled “Eye of The Storm” and comes from The Haunted’s eighth studio album, 2014’s Exit Wounds. Check out the official video for the song here below.

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