St. Louis blackened thrash band Black Fast are having a pretty good year. Formed in 2010 and taking their name from an extreme form of fasting within Catholicism, they have previously released a self-titled EP and an independent full-length, the widely acclaimed Starving Out The Light. Black Fast has parlayed the momentum into a deal with eOne Music who, on August 7th, issued the band’s first official wide release album Terms of Surrender.
Check out the official video for the album’s first single “I Conspire” here below.
Oakland metal megalith High On Fire has just given us the first glimpse of their highly anticipated seventh studio album with the release of the album’s first single over at RollingStone.com. The Track is titled “The Black Plot” and is proof positive that HOF are only sharpening their brutal aural assault with age. As per usual, the riff rules supreme for this power trio lead by guitarist/singer Matt Pike.
Stoner/doom metal legends High On Fire have announced that they plan to commence recording for their seventh studio album in late January at Salem, Massachusetts’ GodCity Studios with producer Kurt Ballou. Ballou, who is also the guitarist in legendary hardcore/metalcore band Converge, is currently one of the most critically acclaimed and sought-after producers in extreme music. In addition to producing HOF’s most recent album, 2012’s De Vermis Mysteriis, he has helmed numerous classics from the likes of Nails, Baptists, All Pigs Must Die, Code Orange Kids, Trap Them, Skeletonwitch, Vallenfyre, Black Breath, Kvelertak, and countless others.
High On Fire wrote the material for the new disc over the past year in both their hometown of Oakland and in New Orleans. The songs have been described as “epic” and “sonically huge.”
“Open up wide and swallow!” Thus commands Overkill vocalist Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth on the band’s new single “Bitter Pill.” White Devil Armory is the band’s seventeenth album. It is already out in Europe on Nuclear Blast Records and releases today (July 22nd) in the U.S via eOne Music.
The video for “Bitter Pill” has just been released and finds the band in top form. You can watch it here below.
From their 1988 album Under the Influence, this is New Jersey’s longest-running thrash stalwarts Overkill. Check out the video here below for “Hello From The Gutter” (GoD’s Empress Eve has excitedly informed me that she was at the filming of said video in NYC all those years ago and is in the crowd shots).
The band is set to release their 17th album, White Devil Armory, on July 18th through Nuclear Blast/eOne Music.