One Night Stand: INTOXICATED RAGE-‘Political Warfare’

INTOXICATED RAGE is one of the leading lights of the New England heavy metal scene. Influenced by Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Motorhead, and Black Sabbath; Intoxicated Rage has released their newest single ‘Political Warfare’ which is packed with attitude from start to finish!

Their mission statement “LET IT OUT” is heard loud and proud in this track! We are all aware of what a messed up place the world has become, but this tune makes you want to get out there and take a stand! Shredding guitar licks, thundering bass, and blasting drum beats all lead by the RAGING vocals-Intoxicated Rage ensures that you leave with an experience of head-banging, moshing, laughter, and a true understanding of full-on FUCKING RAGE!

Check out ‘Political Warfare’ below and get ready for your taste of their album, Apocalypse!

Intoxicated Rage wants you to know it’s their time to take over the scene with new, fast, head pounding and heart racing sounds. Apocalypse is about the band taking over, and Intoxicated Rage is the ‘Apocalypse’.

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Emily Mae
Edited by Samantha Crocker

Maehem News: IMPRECATION: Damnatio Ad Bestias Out Now on Dark Descent Records

Texas death metal horde IMPRECATION have unleashed a full-blown assault on false metal with today’s release of Damnatio Ad Bestias. The band’s long-awaited followup to 2013’s Satanae Tenebris Infinita features eight new tracks of blasphemous black/death metal.

“Every track here dominates. Buy and consequently die.” [9/10] – Decibel

Damnatio Ad Bestias is out now on digital, CD, pro tape and vinyl (black or transparent red w/black marble) on Dark Descent Records. Stream and purchase the album now HERE

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IMPRECATION rises again from the blasted lands of Texas with their darkest spell ever, Damnatio Ad Bestias. This album expands upon the themes of their 2013 debut Satanae Tenebris Infinita with deadly results. An aura of true Satanic majesty is unleashed in tracks like, “Temple of the Foul Spirit”, “Morbid Crucifixion”, and “Baptized in Satan’s Blood”. Bludgeoning guitars, battering drums, and haunting keys create an experience that will terrify the unbelievers and convert the uninitiated.

More praise for Damnatio Ad Bestias:

“Salvage this latest script of sacrilege if you possess the means to do so. Imprecation’s Damnatio Ad Bestias whistles uneasy wickedness in the ears of all willing to listen.”– MetalBite

“Imprecation are as on top of their game as ever. And woe betide us for falling prey to their demonic musings and armaments!” (9/10)– ViaOmega Magazine

“A vitriolic and crushing opus of Death Metal, mixing elements both old school and modern for a well rounded and obliterating assault.” (9/10)– Nattskog

“Fantastic return of the ancient black metal of death the American way!”– VM-Underground

“Massive death metal of the old school played with a lot of variety, full of interesting, crushing, deeply memorable riffs.”– Arrunderground Metal

Damnatio Ad Bestias Track Listing
1. Temple of the Foul Spirit
2. Morbid Crucifixion
3. Baptized in Satan’s Blood
4. Beasts of the Infernal Void
5. Damnatio Ad Bestias
6. Dagger, Thurible, Altar of Death
7. The Shepherd and the Flock
8. Ageless of None

Ruben Elizondo
Dave Herrera
Danny Hiller
Milton Luna
Jeff Tandy

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Published by Abby Niesn

Maehem News: GHOST IRIS Release Third Single ‘The Devil’s Plaything’ & Video

Today, Ghost Iris premiere their new single and video “The Devil’s Plaything“. It’s the last single taken from the 3rd studio album “Apple Of Discord” which will be released on February 22nd, 2019 via Long Branch Records. Watch the video here.

The band states:
” ‘Apple of Discord‘ is a record we are incredibly proud of – mostly because it’s our most passionate material to date. It reflects the experiences and represents the progress we have made over the last two years, both as a band and as individuals. One might even say that writing this album has been therapeutical for us. Bitterness, deceit, greed and frustration are feelings everyone has experienced one way or another in life, but it´s about how to channel the anger that comes along. And in our opinion, being able to use music to reflect and grow, is one of the most inspiring side effects when being artistically creative and passionate about what we believe in. We hope, you’ll all enjoy ‘Apple of Discord‘ just as much as we do.”

1. Apple Of Discord
2. The Devil’s Plaything
3. Final Tale
4. After The Sun Sets Pt. II
5. Beauty In Expiration (feat. Don Vedda)
6. The Rat & The Snake (feat. Tyler Shelton of Traitors)
7. Heaven Was Pure Hell
8. Cowardly Pride
9. Magenta Moon (feat. Chad Ruhlig of For The Fallen Dreams)
10. Virus

Not only is Ghost Iris one of the leading progressive metalcore bands out of Denmark, but also serves as a perfect example for the modern days musical market. Having started as a DIY internet phenomenon in 2015 the band not only managed to build a strong team behind them, but also made their mark in the main metal community in a rather short space of time.

In 2016 the band achieved having the most streamed Danish metal album on Spotify at 1,6 million streams, and at the time of writing their general streams are in excess of 5 million.

Their two first albums “Anecdotes Of Science & Soul” & “Blind World” have both received grand praise by Metal Hammer, KERRANG! and It Djents for their playful, yet catchy approach to technical metal. Technically enhanced, yet melodic guitars; fast-driven, yet groovy drums and an extraordinary wide vocal range from diverse angry growls to striking clean vocals are the bands signature. With the aim to provide the listener an experience that is as catchy and varied as it is hard-hitting, to explore diverse moods and atmospheres.

The album will reflect the fundamental transformation the band has made since their founding only a few years ago. A transformation based on relentless motivation and optimism, personal and musical progress & growth and numerous touring experiences.

The album will contain 10 songs of intensity, wrath and of course: the antidote. With “ aiming to step up their touring game even more and will be heading out on multiple national and international tours throughout 2019 and onwards.

The new album was mastered by Buster Odeholm (Humanity’s Last Breath, Oceano, Enterprise Earth, Currents) at Impact Studios while the artwork was created by Dixon Jong (Intuitive Designs).

Apple Of Discord” is available for pre-order HERE

Available formats:
Long Branch Records Shop Bundle
Bandcamp Bundle
LP Edition
(140g purple vinyl + Bandcamp download code)
CD 8-panel-Digipak

Line Up:
Jesper Vicencio Gün – Vocals
Nicklas Grønlund Thomsen – Guitar
Daniel Leszkowicz – Guitar
Sebastian Linnet – Drums

Check out Ghost Iris in the links below!

Maehem News: JETBOY’s New Album ‘Born To Fly’ Out Now

JETBOY have finally unleashed their long awaited new album, “Born To Fly” today via Frontiers Music Srl. Additionally, the band has revealed a new video for the song “Brokenhearted Daydream.” Watch it here:

Purchase “Born To Fly” on CD/LP (Translucent Red)/Digital and stream the singles HERE

Founded in 1983 by guitarists Billy Rowe and Fernie Rod, JETBOY continues to crank out their brand of rock n’ roll in the 21st century with the same passion that has existed from the beginning. And rock ‘n roll is what you’ll get on their upcoming new album “Born To Fly”, This new album – put together by the band’s core of guitarists Billy Rowe, Fernie Rod and vocalist Mickey Finn, alongside former faster Pussycat bassist Eric Stacy and drummer Al Serrato – is the first fully-fledged set of new material from JETBOY since 1990.

“Born To Fly” is a fine rock record by any measure, hinting back to the band’s ‘80s sound and 70’s influences, while adding 30 years more experience to the grooves. JETBOY is ready to fly again.

“Born To Fly” Tracklisting:
1. Beating The Odds
2. Born To Fly
3. Old Dog, New Tricks
4. The Way That You Move Me
5. Brokenhearted Daydream
6. Inspiration From Desperation?
7. All Over Again
8. She
9. A Little Bit Easy
10. Every Time I Go
11. Smoky Ebony
12. Party Time!

JETBOY Lineup:
Mickey Finn – Lead Vocals + Harmonica
Fernie Rod – Rhythm + Lead Guitar + Vocals
Billy Rowe – Rhythm + Slide Guitar + Vocals
Scott Richards – Bass
Al Serrato – Drums

February 24th – March 1st 2019 – Monsters Of Rock Cruise

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Album Review: High On Fire-‘ Electric Messiah’

High on Fire has successfully released their album ‘Electric Messiah’ in tribute to the late legend Lemmy Kilmister. This album is packed with references to the legends and lore of ancient evil that had taken place over time. 

We begin this album strong with solid and heavy doom beats and riffs. “Spewn From the Earth” picks up right where their last album ‘Luminiferous’ (2015) had left off! Following this jam is “Steps of the Ziggurat/House of Enlil’ which is a reference to the ancient Annunaki people. The return of a queen who opens the door of Hades which has been sealed for 200,000 years, releasing the Wraiths upon mankind. 

We enter the title track, “Electric Messiah.” This has an upbeat swing to the story of stealing power from an ancient god. To claim the throne is to become the Electric Messiah! Check out their video release for this track below!

“Sanctioned Annihilation” warns that we better hang on because there is a plan to eliminate the human race! A bomb was used to scorch the Earth and devastate thousands. “The Pallid Mask” illustrates that the ‘milk’ of time has soured and the end of Babylon has arrived.

We reach my favorite track “God of the Godless.” This is hard driven rock! It contains all the essential heavy-metal grooves that stoner metal is known for. The intensity of the vocals matches the crunching distortion-driven rhythms to perfection.  The lyrics talk about the big question of life’s meaning. Why were we created? Is there a purpose and end?

“Free Booter” is a fast-paced rocker about pirates traveling and raiding foreign lands, as pirates tend to do. They torment and lay waste to the people they exploit. “The Witch and The Christ” is a song essentially about human sacrifice; leading us into the final track of the album, “Drowning Dog” This song closes things out strong with the thoughts of end times; when faith fails you and survival becomes key.

I would like to thank the bands of Doomed and Stoned Chicago for suggesting High on Fire to me; this band is a great inspiration to their craft. I was eagerly awaiting the release of ‘Electric Messiah,’ and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Another great album from another great band.

Track List for ‘Electric Messiah”
1. Spewn From the Earth 
2. Steps Of The Ziggurat/House Of Enlil
3. Electric Messiah
4. Sanction Annihilation 
5. The Pallid Mask
6. God Of The Godless
7. Free Booter
8. The Witch And The Christ
9. Drowning Dog

Matt Pike – Guitars, Vocals
Des Kensel – Drums
Jeff Matz – Bass

eOne Music

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Official Site

-Don Niesen
Edited by Samantha Crocker