The first music video from NAPALM DEATH‘s new album, Apex Predator – Easy Meat, is now up. Check out “Smash a Single Digit” below:
The video is made up of 1093 unique drawings, each one hand-drawn in ink on paper by artist Lisbet Fredslund (www.facebook.com/ElfShotLameWitch) and actually 225 of the drawings are of the face of NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway, who provided his comments:
“Couldn’t be happier with the ‘Smash A Single Digit‘ video clip. It shows nothing of dignity or life’s fundamental pleasures – only a snapshot of those unfortunate enough to only be deemed as numbers for production quotas in this world. When a ‘digit’ has therefore been expended, it is rubbed out (or consumed leaving no trace, as in the case of this video). In my opinion, Michael Panduro and the team produced a real work of art and I think the general style holds some really nice future artistic possibilities for NAPALM DEATH.”
Apex Predator – Easy Meat is out now.
It was 10 years ago that the music world lost a great talent in NASUM vocalist/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk. He, like many others, died tragically during the great tsunami that hit South Asia. His final act was protecting his girlfriend when the tsunami first hit.
I had a chance to see NASUM once during their appearance at Milwaukee Metalfest 2001. They were awesome and I never forgot the stage presence and power that Mieszko played with. Let’s revisit those awesome grind albums today.
Check out the memorial page that the band set up in his honor.
A little over a week ago, Iceland’s SÓLSTAFIR made their LA debut at The Roxy in Hollywood. The band are currently on a U.S. tour with PALLBEARER and MORTALS.
Check out their full set from Hollywood and then weep that you’re weren’t there. Cheers to sexthrash69 for posting this.
Osaka, Japan’s CROSSFAITH played the Download Festival this past summer and the band recently release their performance of “Monolith.” The performance and the energy from the crowd is absolutely awesome. Wish we were there.
Try to spot the person dressed as Elmo in the crowd.
With the release of MACHINE HEAD‘s debut, Burn My Eyes, during the tail end of metal’s time in the mainstream eye, the band set its sights on the next big thing with their third album, The Burning Red. Yup, the band had gone nu metal in sight and sounds. Check out the video for “From this Day“:
The video really speaks for itself, doesn’t it? The interesting thing is that The Burning Red is actually a solid album and is better than their second album, The More Things Change.
You’ve got to wonder though that had nu metal stayed big whether MACHINE HEAD would’ve returned to playing straight up metal or continue with nu metal.
CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth is no stranger to side projects (i.e. TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON). One of his new bands, DEVILMENT, has a new music video for the song, “Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me,” posted online.
The riffing is pretty simple and the song is vocal driven. The video features a lot of close ups of Dani‘s face. What do you think?
Polish killing machine, DECAPITATED, recently performed a great set at Bloodstock Open Air in Derbyshire, UK. Check out their near 45 minute set below. The sound quality is great and their performance is nearly perfect.
Stay tuned for a review of their new album, Blood Mantra. No spoilers for now.
The new DECAPITATED album, Blood Mantra, doesn’t come out until September 30th. But the song, “The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation,” is online. The track is a little bit of a departure as the song is a lot more simpler and more direct with less time changes or parts. In any case, it sounds pretty good.
The new TRIPTYKON video for “Aurorae” just came out and it’s a fine video. Every video that Tom G. Warrior has been apart of, whether it’s CELTIC FROST‘s return or TRIPTYKON, has done a great job in perfectly capturing the feel and meaning of the respective songs. The video for “Aurorae” is no different as it conveys the darkness and desolation of not only the song but of the entire album, Melana Chasmata.
This past weekend, the biggest metal fest in the world, Wacken Open Air, went down with another amazing line up of bands. None of us, APESHIT goons, were able to make the trip over to Germany but let’s check out some great footage.
MOTORHEAD played a short but sweet set. Make sure to check them out before the opportunity ends, you know?
KREATOR always put on a good show and their performance was top notch as usual.
EMPEROR played their second to last show in honor of the 20th anniversary of the mandatory, In the Nightside Eclipse. Ihsahn makes playing with eyeglasses cool.
The interest level in CARCASS is seemingly at all time high so let’s enjoy the band’s well deserved success.
You may not know this but AVANTASIA are huge in the metal world (outside the US). They sell tons of records. Check this out to see what the hype is all about.
I remember when APOCALYPTICA was just a novel band that covered METALLICA songs in a novel way. Look at them now. Amazing.