Ladies and gentlemen, have we got a treat for you this week! Geeks of Doom is very proud to offer up the exclusive album stream of the new split release from Burials and Exhausted Prayer. These two west coast bands are among the most exciting and innovative in the metal underground today. Listen here below!
Burials hails from Portland, Oregon, and has evolved over the course of the last eight years from a fairly straight metallic hardcore band into its current amalgam of black metal, death metal, thrash, hardcore, and progressive rock.
After a wildly successful opening night, the NYC Horror Film Festival continued slashing away last night, from the Cinepolis Chelsea in the heart of Manhattan. I took in two more feature horror films, as well as five more incredible shorts. The festival, started by the late Michael J. Hein, is the longest-running horror festival in New York, in its incredible 14th year, and it’s continuing throughout the weekend. Screenings started at noon today, with the highlight being the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to classic scream queen, Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow, The Fog). Tomorrow, will bring another set of films followed by the NYCHFF Awards Ceremony.
Polish death metal titan Vader is set to release the twelfth studio album of its legendary, 33-year career on November 4, 2016. This disc is entitled The Empire.
The record comes via the Nuclear Blast label and harkens back to the thrash sound of Vader’s very earliest days as a band. The first single to be released is the blistering “Prayer to the God of War,” which also happens to be our selection for this week’s Massive Metal Monday.
Convulse hails from the town of Nokia in Finland and originally went by the moniker of S.D.S. They are widely considered to be the forefathers of death metal in their native land. The band was initially active from 1988 to 1994, in which time they released two hugely influential albums. They would sit out 18 years before resurfacing in 2012 and have since released two more critically acclaimed albums in a more progressive death metal style. Their latest album was released March 18, 2016 and is titled Cycle of Revenge.
This week’s Massive Metal Monday track is the second song on Cycle of Revenge. This is “God Is You.” Crank it up and enjoy!
Those of you who saw my Massive Metal Monday column for this week may recognize that I’m on a bit of a Glen Benton kick this week. From 2003-2007, the Deicide frontman served double duty as the singer of fellow Florida band Vital Remains. The unholy union would yield two albums worth of some of the most brutal death metal ever recorded — 2003’s Dechristianize and 2007’s Icons of Evil.