Tag: Deathcore

September 30, 2022

Song of the Day: Horsemen of the Apocalypse - Body of Christ

This 5-piece band from Norwalk, CA started as a metalcore band but morphed into something heavier and more technical with an interesting mix of death metal, grindcore, and the odd jazz passage. The band only released two demos. The first was a 5-song tape called “Soldiers of the Cross.” In 2006 they released their more known, somewhat ironically titled “Death Gospel” (Gospel set to death metal, get it?) cassette, featuring 4 songs. Then the band was never to be heard of again.… Continued →

September 14, 2022

INTERVIEW : New Band Spotlight: Voluntary Mortification

While I’d been hearing their name pop up here and there on the internet, I was fully introduced to Voluntary Mortification’s music when I caught them opening for As Lions and Lambs here in Indianapolis. Shortly after that press manager, Mason Beard got in touch to request an interview. I got the lowdown on all things Voluntary Mortification, including the origins of that interesting band name, when I caught up with guitarist Jacob Kanclerz, and vocalist Conner Luttig.… Continued →

August 6, 2022

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June 5, 2020

REVIEW : Shadow Puncher - All Glory to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords Part II

I’ve reviewed 3 different releases from Shadow Puncher (for 2 different publications), and one of the things I’ve noticed is the diversity of sounds and influences on each project. While the one-man band from Norway functions within the death metal genre, each release has a different feel. The earliest material had a strong thrash influence, then moved into a djent-heavy sound. This EP is the first to utilise keyboards in a prominent way, thus adding a progressive element.… Continued →

March 31, 2019

Introducing: Oh, The Depth

Another heavy band by the name of Oh, The Depth is being presented to all of you right now on a day I will dub “Metal Sunday”. Oh yeah, heavy stuff yet again. Check out the lyric video for “Nail-Scarred Feet” below. All you Extol, Immortal Souls, and even Impending Doom fans will find something to appreciate in this band. This Houston, Texas self described “Blackened Deathcore” band just released this single as of March 15th through Slam Worldwide.… Continued →

Introducing: Cardiac Rupture

This heavy as heck deathcore band, Cardiac Rupture, just dropped their new lyric video for “December Selection” which you can check out below. The band’s new ep “The Creator’s Hand” is out on April 12th. If you’re into heavy music with lots of growling and pig squeals, then this is the band for you. I’m telling you, my speakers almost caught fire listening to this song. Thanks Branden Cook for the tip.… Continued →

July 19, 2018

REVIEW : Not Beneath - Memento Mori

Not Beneath is an exciting new project featuring ex-members of Narcissus, Outcry, North Meadow Park, and Vessel. In 2018 those names might not mean very much but if you were into hardcore/metalcore in the late 90s or early 00s, you’ll recognize them for sure. Memento Mori ventures into new territory though, pushing for a death metal vibe with progressive leanings at times, and occasionally some touches of –core. Having said all that, it’s a very rewarding listen.… Continued →

November 16, 2017

WhatDrivesTheWeak Reunites and Signs to Sancrosanct Records

The melodic deathcore band, WhatDrivesTheWeak, has reunited and signed to Sancrosanct Records. The band originally formed in 2008 and put out a full album, Iniquities in 2012. The band went on indefinite hiatus in 2014 and formed Rogue Defector, a progressive deathcore band. The band has reunited and is working on a new material! If this band sounds familiar, it might be because they were apart of the first two Christian Deathcore compilations. Check out their track, “Destroyer”, below!… Continued →

November 8, 2017

My Place Was Taken joins Rottweiler Records

The Mexican deathcore band My Place Was Taken has joined the roster of Rottweiler Records. The band formed in 2014 with Guitarist Abraham Barberi and Vocalist Jesus Salas.They came together to see if they could help change the drug, alcohol and violent part of their home town, Matamoros, Mexico: the metal scene. Adding Helix Nebula on bass and Daniel Castaneda on drums, the band began promoting their message; to love God and to love others.… Continued →

October 16, 2017

Introducing: Slight Edge Effect

How many of you are fans of extreme metal bands that have solo projects totally not metal? Luke Weeks of As Earth Fades has a new project coming. But not a deathcore project. While the band is on a brief hiatus, Weeks has decided to do something in his spare time. He has recorded an entire solo album, titled Recorded Dreams, under the name of Slight Edge Effect. The project’s single, “Falling from this High”, will be available shortly.… Continued →

August 25, 2017

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April 20, 2017

Broken Flesh adds on former Obliteration/Death List Guitarist

Broken Flesh has decided to add on Death List and Obliteration Guitarist Bryan Nikkel as a new Bassist. The band went through some lineup struggles last year, with the departure of brother Jacob and Josh Mathes, the band’s vocalist and bassist, and Guitarist Dakota Whiteside. The band would then add on Bassist Kyle Fitzgerald. The band would announce that Kyle was departing from the band due to family reasons. They would then add on Bryan Nikkel, who had played with founding Guitarist and Vocalist Kevin Tubby in Death List and Obliteration.… Continued →

April 17, 2017

10 Heavy Bands You Should Listen To

Well it’s been awhile since I’ve wrote one of these. So I hope you all enjoy and I hope you check these amazing bands out! Go headbang! 10. Every Knee Shall Bow Every Knee Shall Bow is a death metal band that started in 2002, with brothers Drew and DJ Wibblesman, but didn’t get going until 2008, when their two younger brothers came of age: Cole and Shane. Two years later, the band hired their friend Chris Hull and recorded an EP titled Weary Warriors.… Continued →

April 14, 2017

Abated Mass of Flesh release "Lacerated" and "Sands of Time"

The brutal deathcore band Abated Mass of Flesh has released two releases in a week’s time! On April 6, the band announced a twenty song compilation, known as Sands of Time, containing everything from the very beginning all the way to the current material. On April 12, the band announced the release of Lacerated, their sophomore 8 track album. The album is available on Spotify, Itunes, Amazon, and is available for FREE on Bandcamp.… Continued →

April 12, 2017

March 21, 2017

Introducing: Flayed Alive

The band, Abated Mass of Flesh has had several side projects, everything from raw atmospheric black metal bands like Cryptic Rising or awesome deathcore bands like Parallax Withering. Flayed Alive is probably the most like AMOF. The project is a new band from Zack Plunkett, the brainchild of AMOF. They have a new EP, for those interested in brutal death metal/grindcore bands like this one. The EP is called Repulsive Manifestation and is available for free here.… Continued →

March 17, 2017

Your Chance to Die announces release date for "Ex-Nihilo", releases new song

The death metal/deathcore band Your Chance to Die has some exciting news. They recently announced news that the album artwork, release date and tour dates were coming soon. The band started several years ago in 2007 with founding members, Missi Avila (Vocals) and Coca Avila (Guitars). The band has been on Red Cord Records up until 2016, when they signed to Dave Ellefson’s label EMP Label Group. Their new and third full-length album, Ex-Nihilo will be released on April 21st.… Continued →

March 7, 2017

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January 30, 2017

Abated Mass of Flesh releases "Shadowed By Light"

The Christian slamming brutal deathcore band (yes it’s a thing) Abated Mass of Flesh has released their second single for their album Lacerated. The band started in 2011 as a solo project of Zach Plunkett’s (Lead Guitar), until 2012, when he hired his brother Matt for Vocals and Logan Hayworth (Strengthen What Remains) on Bass. The three hired Kade Dodson (ex-Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza) for drums and they recorded an album and EP. Dodson and Hayworth departed and were replaced by Max Tubville and Riley Wingate, with an addition of Thomas Wingate on Rhythm Guitar.… Continued →

January 15, 2017

REVIEW : Final Surrender - Nothing But Void

How common is metal in Asia? Does anyone know? The genre of metal is a rare one to say the least, especially over in Asia. Final Surrender is one of the pioneers of the genre there. The Progressive metalcore act has been working hard on this album. Their debut album, Empty Graves, was released 4 years ago. The album begins with the single “Nothing But Void”. The track brings elements of techno music, Progressive metalcore, and thrash metal.… Continued →

December 1, 2016

5 Christian Metal Bands You May Not Have Heard Of (2000's Version)

Here’s another one of those lists I’ve been working on. Primarily, the reoccurring genre this time ’round are in the ‘core genre. Hope you enjoy! 5. A Thousand Times Repent Deathcore, as of late, has been extremely popular, especially with the last 4-5 years. If you want some good Christian deathcore, go listen to A Thousand Times Repent, as well as the Christian deathcore comps on Bandcamp. But back to the topic at hand. The band formed in 2006 as a sixpiece, one vocalist, one drummer, one bassist, and three guitarists.… Continued →

November 23, 2016

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November 16, 2016

The Agony Scene Working on a New EP

Do you remember The Agony Scene? Signed originally with Solid State Records, many people thought of them as a Christian metal band. Which originally they were. They dropped that label and then signed to Century Media and later on Roadrunner. Anyways, the band broke up in 2008, but reunited in 2013. Since 2013, the band played a few shows in 2014 with Living Sacrifice, and Project 86. The band recently has put out a statement stating they are working on a new EP, their first release since Get Damned (what a title) in 2007.… Continued →

November 9, 2016

November 5, 2016

INTERVIEW : Alan Sears of Mortal Treason

Awhile back, I was able to interview, via Instagram private messaging, with Alan Sears of the deathcore band, Mortal Treason. We talk about the Mortal Treason Hiatus, Issues with the band’s former label, and ZAO References. Those first two specifically. I saved this interview specifically for the IVM Rebirth! Check it out!!! Who am I speaking to? Alan Sears: What’s up guys, This is Alan Sears. I played bass on the first album and played guitar during the reunion.… Continued →