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The Infernal Sea-Call of the Augur

Self-Release/Independent 2012 Debut-releases can be hit or miss to begin with, but when you’re talking about black metal/death metal bands? Well, that’s a whole different game you’re talking about. It always seems to me as if they’re really good or really awful. And, more often then not, when it comes to black metal self-releases, well, let’s just say I’ve heard some stuff that no one, not even you’re worse enemy, should be forced to endure. Let’s all bless the creatures of the night that this 4-piece UK not only know what they’re doing, but they do it well. The band was formed in 2009 with it’s members (vocals-Dean Lettice, guitar- Jonathan Egmore, bass- Geoff Taha and drums- James Burke) having come from UK acts like The Argent Dawn, Raise the Dead and Middenhelm. from various. Not only did these four come from other successful OK acts (hence the skill-level here), the group has shared the stage with the likes of Napalm Death, Anaal Nathrakh, 1349, Vreid, Martyr Defiled, Romeo Must Die, Gorath and Annotations of an Autopsy .? Not too shabby at all. Interestingly enough, this very evening (February 27th, 2013), the band is set to release their new EP, “The Crypt Sessions”, digitally. A very limited run of cassettes will be available for that one (30!) and, by the time this goes to print, I wouldn’t be all that surprised to find them sold-out! I’ve review that EP in a day or two (time allowing), but for now let’s turn our attention back to the band’s debut-album. Rumor has it that this release is already on its second print run which, again, comes as no real surprise considering how solid The Infernal Sea is. What I like best about these 7 tracks is that while it’s blackened death metal there’s elements of melodic death and even some doom to be found here. I’m not suggesting this is “slow me down black metal as I’m falling madly in love with Black Sabbath” style doom/death. Nope. It’s more this feeling of overall doom you get as you struggle to come to gripes with the fact that misery can sound so mature and melodic, and yet decidedly and old-school, from a band less then a decade old! Whether these guys make it or break it depends on exposure as black/death metal, like metalcore in years past, is flooded with imitators and wannabes. My curiosity is peaked now for their new EP so it looks like I’ll have to clear my schedule some for this UK 4-piece ! ? http://theinfernalsea.bandcamp.com/album/call-of-the-augur

Insane Clown Posse Scavenger Hunt

Insane Clown Posse recently unleashed their new album ‘The Mighty Death Pop!’ and to celebrate the successful release of the disc, the band has launched a scavenger hunt for their fans. The winner will receive a skinned Xbox 360 and a signed The Mighty Death Pop! box set! The ICP duo of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have infiltrated Loudwire, along with seven other music websites, and have hidden their infamous

Sick Puppies Narrowing Down ‘Over 70 Songs’ for New Album

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com Sick Puppies are inching closer to their return and bassist Emma Anzai has checked in with an update on their album progress. Anzai reveals that the group has been extremely productive coming up with new material and they’re in the process of narrowing down that tracks that will make the final disc. In her Tumblr posting , Anzai explains, “Because we are perfectionists and don’t want to mess this up, we are taking our time to make sure this is right. We wrote over 70 songs and could potentially release more of these than 12 for the album, but the truth is, we have a need for this to be perfect and just right … and sometimes it takes a little more time for this to be the case.” This would be the band’s first album since their successful 2009 effort, ‘Tri-Polar,’ which spawned four charting hard rock singles — ‘You’re Going Down,’ ‘Odd One,’ ‘Maybe’ and ‘Riptide.’ Anzai adds that as Australian transplants in the U.S., she recently took the time to return home and found it “very rejuvenating and revitalizing.” She adds, “It got me ready to come back and start a fresh new year with brand new music to show you guys.” Sick Puppies spent time on the road last fall as part of the ‘Triple Threat’ tour with Seether and Kyng . [button href=”http://loudwire.com/2013-albums/” title=”Next: 10 Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2013″ align=”center”]

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