Posts Tagged ‘deathcore’

Eddie Hermida of Suicide Silence

When I interviewed Suicide Silence vocalist, Eddie Hermida in October 2015 (read here), he had a strong statement for fans about the direction of the band’s new album:

We’re looking to burn bridges, man. We’re looking for kids to either sink or swim with us. If you’re at all hesitant about our band, if you don’t get our motives and if you don’t get our position in the world and you don’t get where our music comes from, then you’re gonna be one of those fans that gets left behind. It’s one of those things where this next future, this next road for us is gonna be something that is really gonna put us to the test for ourselves more than anybody else. It’s almost one of those things where it might even completely bomb, and we don’t care. It’s one of those things where we’re literally at a point that we’re not allowed to not take chances anymore. We’re not allowed to play the safe road anymore.

With the release of the new self-titled Suicide Silence record (Feb. 24, 2017,  Nuclear Blast) (read review), Eddie and the band kept their word. Actually, two words: clean vocals. And that’s just the start. Yes, the new album is not safe at all. It all but abandons the band’s deathcore sound and has turned into one of the more controversial metal releases in recent memory. In fact, it’s facing St. Anger/Risk/Illud Divinum Insanus-levels of fan backlash. Acclaimed nu-metal producer Ross Robinson, who was integral in the beginning for bands like Korn, Fear Factory, Limp Bizkit and Slipknot in finding their signature styles, takes Suicide Silence and transforms it into a different band. 

As Suicide Silence is about to hit the road supporting the new album, Eddie called into Live Metal’s Jeff Maki to discuss the stylistic changes of the band, fan reaction to the album and his recent online feud with Australian deathcore band Thy Art is Murder. (more…)

Emmure

Metalcore heavyweights Emmure have unleashed their seventh studio album, Look At Yourself (Sharptone Records). The new record showcases some of the band’s most aggressive and introspective music to date, and now the band has dropped a brand new music video for the track “Smokey”, which can be viewed inside. In addition to the new album, Emmure remain on the road as part of the “Carry The Flame” US Tour with After The Burial. A complete list of the remaining dates can also be found below. (more…)

Review by Jeff Maki
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When I interviewed vocalist Eddie Hermida in October 2015 (read here), the band was opening for Korn on its self-titled album’s 20th anniversary tour (read review). Produced by Ross Robinson—the producer of the new Suicide Silence album, as well—that album changed the face of metal. Even in the Mitch Lucker-era, the band showed its admiration for Korn, as the band’s 2011 album, The Black Crown had obvious influences. But this new album isn’t strictly influenced by Korn—it takes Robinson’s body of work, combined with Suicide Silence’s vision, and the band undergoes a complete metamorphosis. (more…)


The wait is finally over, as Suicide Silence have triumphantly returned with their truly career defining moment in the form of their self-titled new, full-length album set for a Feb 24th release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The new offering was hailed by Alternative Press and Guitar Player Magazine as “One of 2017’s Most Anticipated Albums.” The offering was produced by the world-renowned Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot) and mixed by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age). Pre-order bundles can be purchased at the link below.

The brand-new, crushing track, “Silence,” can also be streamed now inside. All photos in this clip were shot by Randy Blythe (Lamb of God vocalist). Blythe’s photography is also featured in-depth across the band’s new album layout.  (more…)

Suicide Silence

The wait is finally over, as Suicide Silence have triumphantly returned with their truly career defining moment in the form of their self-titled new, full-length album set for a Feb 24th release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Here’s what vocalist Eddie Hermida told us about the album in an interview (read the full interview here) we did with him prior to recording:

We’re looking to burn bridges, man. We’re looking for kids to either sink or swim with us. If you’re at all hesitant about our band, if you don’t get our motives and if you don’t get our position in the world and you don’t get where our music comes from, then you’re gonna be one of those fans that gets left behind. It’s one of those things where this next future, this next road for us is gonna be something that is really gonna put us to the test for ourselves more than anybody else. It’s almost one of those things where it might even completely bomb, and we don’t care. It’s one of those things where we’re literally at a point that we’re not allowed to not take chances anymore. We’re not allowed to play the safe road anymore.

So Eddie holds nothing back here, saying that this album will be way different. And yes, “Doris” does have clean vocals and the signature Ross Robinson production, but the core Suicide Silence sound is still intact. Check out the video and more comments from the band inside. (more…)

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Danny Leal of Upon A Burning Body

Upon A Burning Body have released a video for “B.M.F.” The track is featured on Upon A Burning Body’s fourth album, Straight From The Barrio, which was released October 28, 2016 via Sumerian Records.

The video was shot in the style of hit 90’s sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, which starred rapper Will Smith and helped launch his career as an actor. In the video, the camera zooms in on frontman Danny Leal to reveal his Fresh Prince tattoo on his arm. The singer has previously revealed his love of the show, posting a picture of himself wearing a Bel-Air Academy basketball top on Twitter. Watch the video and view tour dates inside! (more…)

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Carnifex

California’s Carnifex have dropped the video for “Drown Me in Blood.” It’s the first track to be revealed from their upcoming album Slow Death, out August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. Watch it below and view info on the new album inside.

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Whitechapel

Whitechapel

Currently finishing up work on their upcoming sixth full-length, Whitechapel will head back out on the road next month for their final headlining tour in support of their latest album, Our Endless War. The seventeen-date journey will kick off May 4th in Fayetteville, Arkansas and wrap up on May 22nd inWilmington, North Carolina. Support will be provided Fit For A King, The Plot In You, and Enterprise Earth. View tour dates inside.

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Born of Osiris

Born of Osiris

Born of Osiris have premiered the video for “The Other Half of Me.” The clip, directed by Ramon Boutviseth, shows the band spoofing the movie The Expendables. View the video clip inside and tour dates. (more…)

Sumerian
Sumerian Records marks its 10 year anniversary with a four week tour, dubbed the Sumerian 10 Year Tour, featuring five of the Los Angeles labels’ bands: Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, After The Burial, ERRA and Bad Omens.

“Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya and After The Burial have all played a crucial role in the new wave of progressive, heavy music and in the pedigree of Sumerian,” said label founder, Ash Avildsen. “They are some of the most genuine, hard-working and talented musicians I have had the privilege to work with. I vividly remember first seeing all three of them play together at a tiny legion hall in a small Illinois town when Sumerian was less than a year old and they were all unsigned. I can proudly say that without Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya and After The Burial together on the label, Sumerian would not have become the entity it is today. I am honored to have this Midwest menagerie carrying the 10 Year Tour and excited for our newcomers ERRA and Bad Omens. Thank you to all of the fans who support the bands and the music. Without you, none of this would be possible. See you in the pit.” View tour dates inside. (more…)

Born of Osiris have released the official music video for the track “Illuminate.” The song comes off of the band’s new release, Soul Sphere (read review). Watch the Egyptian-themed video now and stream the entire Soul Sphere album here.

Born-of-Osiris-Soul-SphereReview by Jeff Maki
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On its fourth album, Soul Sphere, the Chicago quintet Born of Osiris might now become what many have been saying since the band’s inception: the next big thing. I recently saw the band live on the 2015 Summer Slaughter Tour (read review), a show (and most likely) a tour it easly could have headlined. The kids are eating up Born of Osiris’ (or BoO, as their affectionately known) djent style, made up of polyrhythmic guitars colliding with orchestral electronics (or video game music) and extreme vocals. While many critics have been hailing the band for its intricacies and complex music, it seems to have taken a step in another direction with Soul Sphere. While its hallmark attributes remain intact, Born of Osiris has taken the first baby step in leaving the former class of experimental djent bands behind and is entering more mainstream musical territory with bigger choruses and more memorable songs. And there’s nothing wrong with that. (more…)