Featurelust: Agios O Baphomet- Hvile I Kaos

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Kakophonix the mastermind behind Hvile I Kaos has been unwavering in his effort to deliver his own brand of Cellistic Black Metal to the masses. October 13th will see the release of the first full length album entitled Agios O Fotiá which translates to “Oh Holy Fire” in Greek. A small label that specializes in the Occult entitled Deathwave Nexion is going to see the release of the album, which has its well deserved spot on the labels roster.  Thereafter on October 14th a release show will be held at The 5 Star Bar in Los Angeles where Hvile I Kaos will perform with Ruins ov Abbadon, Imperialist, Solar Haze, and Morphesia. This show is being put together by Church of the 8th Day and The Elegy Ensemble and is sure to please, as it is rounding up some very prominent musicians in the scene. 

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Now if you have kept up with The Metal Wanderlust in the past Hvile I Kaos may be a familiar name and this is not the first time we have featured this unique and talented artist, and hopefully not the last. The single Agios O Baphomet is nothing short of another momentous offering, which is an adaptation of an esoteric chant attributed to the Order of the Nine Angles. Slow brooding layered cello work mingled with guitar draws the listener into an arcane journey, masterful and beautiful. Black Metal riffs transport the being into the fires evoking a presence portrayed in the notes and movements of the song. Quoting Kakophonix himself he states that the tracks on Agios O Fotiá each carry their own esoteric spiritual meaning. If that is an indication as to what there is to expect, this album will be nothing short of spectacular as Kakophonix is a master at portraying emotion and feeling through his music. Open your mind and ears once again, there is a fire burning on the horizon and it’s insatiable flame is to not be quelled. 

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EYEHATEGOD To Kick Off Left To Starve Summer Tour This Week; Trailer Posted


EYEHATEGOD
 will kick off a thirty-nine-date US mega tour this Tuesday! The Left To Starve summer takeover will run through September 13th, and includes performances with Capitalist Casualties, Phobia, Primitive Man, Negative Approach, Antiseen, Cro-Mags, Pig Destroyer, The Obsessed, and Mountain Of Wizard on select dates. The journey also marks frontman Mike IX Williams’ lengthiest tour since undergoing liver transplant surgery this past December.
See all confirmed dates below and check out the tour teaser courtesy of Chariot Of Black Moth at THIS LOCATION.
EYEHATEGOD – Left To Starve Summer Tour: 
8/01/2017 Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX
8/02/2017 Lowbrow – El Paso, TX
8/03/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ w/ Capitalist Casualties, Phobia
8/04/2017 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV w/ Capitalist Casualties, Phobia
8/05/2017 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA w/ Capitalist Casualties, Phobia
8/06/2017 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/07/2017 Elbow Room – San Francisco, CA w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/08/2017 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/09/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/11/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO w/ Primitive Man
8/12/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Primitive Man
8/13/2017 Korova – San Antonio, TX w/ Negative Approach
8/14/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX w/ Negative Approach
8/15/2017 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Negative Approach
8/16/2017 The Gig – Beaumont, TX w/ Negative Approach
8/18/2017 South Port – New Orleans, LA w/ Negative Approach
8/19/2017 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC w/ Antiseen, Negative Approach
8/20/2017 The Muse – Wilmington, NC w/ Negative Approach
8/21/2017 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ Negative Approach
8/22/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Negative Approach
8/24/2017 Middle East – Boston, MA w/ Cro-Mags
8/25/2017 Montage – Rochester, NY w/ Cro-Mags
8/26/2017 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD w/ Cro-Mags, Pig Destroyer
8/27/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cro-Mags
8/28/2017 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA w/ Cro-Mags
8/30/2017 Mexicali – Teaneck, NJ w/ Cro-Mags
8/31/2017 Outpost – Kent, OH w/ Cro-Mags
9/01/2017 Spirit Hall – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Cro-Mags
9/02/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Cro-Mags
9/03/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Cro-Mags
9/04/2017 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ Cro-Mags
9/05/2017 Rock Island Brewing – Rock Island, IL w/ Cro-Mags
9/06/2017 Club El – Detroit, MI w/ Cro-Mags
9/08/2017 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ The Obsessed, Mountain Of Wizard
9/09/2017 The Pinch – Washington, DC w/ The Obsessed, Mountain Of Wizard
9/10/2017 Golden Pony – Harrionsburg, VA w/ The Obsessed, Mountain Of Wizard
9/11/2017 Ziggys – Chattanooga, TN w/ Mountain Of Wizard
9/12/2017 Sidetracks – Huntsville, AL w/ Mountain Of Wizard
9/13/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL w/ Mountain Of Wizard

EYEHATEGOD continues to deafen the masses in support of their self-titled LP which dropped in 2014 via Housecore Records, breaking the band’s decade-and-a-half gap since their prior full-length and marking the most successful release of the band’s storied history. Consequence Of Sound called the record “…their most entertaining release since 1996’s Dopesick… urgent and raw, as if the band hasn’t aged a day,” Pitchfork gushed, “they’ve come out swinging, armed with yet another of their often-renewed leases on life and still spoiling for a fight. That EyeHateGod exists at all is a miracle in and of itself, but the fact that it is so damn great is simply extraordinary.” Added Metal Injection, “in terms of consistency and sheer ‘fuck yeah!’-ness. this is right up there in that first tier of must have EYEHATEGOD platters. Welcome back, boys. You earned it.”

The band will be celebrating their thirtieth anniversary next year. Stay tuned for special releases to be announced in the future. In the meantime, orders for EyeHateGod in North America can be placed via Housecore Records HERE. Additionally, the official For The Sick Benefit poster and benefit T-shirt are still available for purchase at IndieMerch HERE.

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Featurelust: Imperialist

Black Metal is a genre where bands are able to shine in various points and their repertoire is not limited to generic songs and or a stereotypical facade. There is wiggle room and bands can come into their own. Imperialist from Monrovia California are a prime example of this very thing, they play their own brew of Melodic Black Metal with hints of Death Metal creating their own unique sound. There is no shortage of what one could expect with said genre but they deliver a powerhouse of sound. From the furious guitar work to the hammering of drums Imperialist will leave the listener shaking in their boots. With one album under their belt entitled Quantum Annexation they have paved their path to deliver Melodic Black Metal spawned from the deep recesses of the beyond. They recently played a show in LA at The 5 Star in support of One Master and Imperialist delivered. Their stage presence is strong and furious, giving off plenty of tasty riffs to headbang to and you can feel the dedication and aggression. Guitar wise the melodic aspect is prominent immediately while at the same time they stand out to be different. It is definitely refreshing to see this with bands who strive to not be your run of the mill metal act. Imperialist is currently working on a new album and I feel that this is going to be a stepping stone into new realms. This is the talent of the underground metal scene, and I am happy to be a part of it and Imperialist are sure to impress and bring themselves to the forefront. 

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Sergio Soto: Guitar/Vocals

Rod Quinones: Drums

Bryant Quinones: Guitar

Adrian Castaneda: Bass 

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Review: Iceland’s Nexion Delves into the Void

Iceland continues to prove their worth in todays metal scene. The country has become a driving force, spewing forth talent like a volcanic eruption. Nexion out of Reykjavík are just one of many sure to cause a stir within the underground, combining elements of Death and Black Metal tinged with that special Icelandic finesse Nexion are already at tier level with their peers. Their self titled debut EP released on April 14, 2017 is a 4 track powerhouse of angry and desolate sounds. 

I. Of Genesis rings chaos as the first notes blast through, immediately enveloping darkness mingled with dissonance. The vocals of Josh Rood shine ranging from pain staking screams to low guttural chants. This is a great opening track, it immediately hooks the listener to the bands sound as a whole. Waking from a dream II. Of the Coiling Void is reminiscent of a crumbling dreamscape, futile and evil. If walking through a desolate nightmarish setting had a theme song this would be it. It is so catchy and fun but that still does not take away from the ideologies. Jump into a concoction of death and pestilence, with a melody that hooks you right in, III. Of the Pestwielder culmimates the art of this beast, full of headbanging passages and evil melodies that embody the bands sound. Crossing the bridge into new beginnings IV. Of the Final Throes of Creation has a sound that will rip through your ears. Violent drums and swift ominous guitar riffs make for a painful angry birth into oblivion. Nexion has released a stellar debut EP and fans of Blackened Death Metal are sure to get their fill while leaving room for more. These fine gentleman are doing it right, a very promising EP and hopefully more to come in the near future. 

Nexion

Jóhannes Smári Smárason-Guitar

Óskar Rúnarsson- Guitar

Josh Rood- Vocals

Kári Pálsson- Bass

Tumi Snær Gíslason- Drums

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Eneferens Needs Your Help


Jori the Mastermind from the band Eneferens has suffered a loss and had his gear stolen after moving, he has set up a Go Fund Me Campaign. Please see the details below.

Hi everyone, as a lot of you know, a lot of my musical equipment was stolen a couple days ago. I have a deal for you. If you throw a dollar or two at me to help me replace my gear, I will give you a 4-song album that I just recorded. If that sounds like an alright deal, then click the Gofundme link and check it out. It’s also available on Bandcamp for $3 or more: https://eneferens.bandcamp.com/album/eventide-acoustic-ep

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Being the stubborn person that I am, I very much dislike asking for it, but I could really use your help at this time. Please share this as you are able to. Anything helps! Thank you.

Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated, Jori is a very talented musician and it is a shame that this has happened.

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Nightmare Future By Expulsion

Something new has boiled down at Relapse Records from Repulsion’s Master Mind, Matt Olivo. Along comes a crew of musician’s that will assail your mind and you won’t be able to take cover. Be ready to have your whole existence stimulated without your consent, because EXPULSION won’t ask for your permission!

Expulsion is fused with Matt Olivo, Matt Harvey, Danny Walker and Menno Verbaten, such a deadly combination with such old school grind/death metal legacies. With their Nightmare Future album in debut for the last week, you’re bound to want to seal your head on tight before you dive into this creative madness. Keep in mind that Matt Harvey’s shredding vocals, are chaos itself in telling these gory stories. Envision it all, you won’t be able to escape.

Total Human Genocide opens with buzzed bass slaps fallowed by unrelenting guitar riffs and hammering drum beats, making you raise a hell of an eyebrow, catching you off guard, this is where the battle of human destruction begins.

Have you started your daily worship yet? Prepare your Altar of Slaughter for you’ll need to protect yourself from the deaths you’ll cause. Entering with a deadly grunt followed by an explosion of riffed schemes, you’d want to pick up your club ax or machete to begin the slaughter of the day. Perhaps your first kill was to unmask a wary friend. Mask of Fear may offer a gory truth, and your friend can’t hide forever.

Riffs that leave you wanting to scratch off the visions you have prophesied, skimmed punk drum beats that intertwine with grind scraped loops, Nightmare Future will make you want to gauge your eyes out. In Funeral Bells, guitar riffs break and conquer, you wonder if you’re listening to the same song after a minute. Your escape is useless, this is the place where you will meet your doom but there is no place for you in the depths of hell anyway. But don’t fret, the bells will sing for you after a mind crushing instrumental chaos.

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You are off in the country side you come across a place you can call home for the night… but confined in this dark place is where perhaps you’ll meet your death.  A maniac that suffers from Compulsions doesn’t know what it’s doing until it sees its knife in its own hand. Doesn’t remember a thing after nearly ending your life and where else do you end up but on a hospital bed…….. Comatose… you are barely hanging on…. When will you slip away? ….. You can’t just listen, Expulsion will MAKE you visualize every gory detail that’s slapped in your face throughout this album.

I think I just attended my own funeral and watched my deadly descend to hell. Honestly I can’t even tell you more. You need to catch yourself a ride with these fellas, they’ll take you along the most brutal story lines. Need I say that Old school 80’s grind metal has made its damned f***n return? Expulsion will leave you sickened within 15 minutes.  I don’t know about you all, but I have certainly made my rounds across a self-made mosh pit in my living room.  Here’s to some more regurgitation from EXPULSION in the future, Hail the Darkness!