Friday, May 6, 2011

Meet the METAL Crew: VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE, HAVOK, MARUTA and SEPTIC FLESH


VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE!

2011 debut full-length release produced by Fred Archambault (Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu). Born with an undying penchant for blood, out of the shadows of Los Angeles emerge Vampires Everywhere!, a group of outcasts that have unified and decided to spread their wings, taking their message to the masses. “It is now time to take the vampire scene’s clean-cut, ‘Disney’ image and shed some blood on it … my way. The world will discover a new savior in our sound. I was undead before the trend & shall remain so forever” states vocalist Michael Vampire.

Sounds like the missing link between AFI and Avenged Sevenfold.” - REVOLVER





HAVOK


Denver-based thrashers return with their second album. Working with producer James Murphy, the band turns the heat up with amazing new Thrash anthems. On their 2009 debut, Burn, Havok quickly showed metalheads that they were much more than your average thrash band. Even Gene Hoglan (Fear Factory) took note of the young band saying, "Havok lays it down old-school heavy like a sharp stick in the eye." Time Is Up immediately showcases the band’s highly skilled musicianship. Blistering guitar work once again highlights the album. Song standouts include album opener “Prepare for Attack,” “Fatal Intervention,” “Covering Fire,” and “Scumbag in Disguise.” Drum work this time round improves tenfold. Havok formed in 2004. After two self-released albums, the band caught the attention of England’s Candlelight Records. Burn was released in early spring of 2009. The album peaked on CMJ’s Loud Rock chart at 15 and broke MediaGuide’s Top 10. Continued airplay came from KBPI/Denver, KUPD/Phoenix, WKLL/Waterville NY, and WSOU/S. Orange NJ. Music Choice and the syndicated metal program Full Metal Jackie also gave Havok repeated airtime. Havok live for the road! In support of Burn, the band completed national tours with Primal Fear, Hatchet, Wretched, Hammerfall and regional dates with Destruction, Cephalic Carnage, Exodus, Anthrax, and others. The band kicks off touring for Time Is Up early February alongside Malevolent Creation. Time Is Up reunites the band with illustrator Halsey Swain.






Taking grindcore to the next level, Maruta returns with their sophomore release. Forward into Regression contains 16 tracks of deep seeded misanthropy that are armed to the teeth with an overabundance of surgically precise riffs, relentless speed, and volatile dissonance. Equally emotional as it is abrasive, this is truly an essential listen for ANY extreme music aficionado.






The gathering shall commence… After the success of Septicflesh’s last and critically acclaimed opus, 2008’s Communion, the time has come for The Great Mass! The evolution of the band’s symphonic death metal sound has been expanded to mass proportions! This, in part, was achieved with their union with Prague’s Philharmonic Orchestra as well as famed producer Peter TÃĪgtgren (PAIN, HYPOCRISY). Experience something truly unique and progressively scary! The Great Mass is the epic sound of a world funeral!


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