New Music : ALTUS, DEAD LABEL, WAR IRON, PUTREFACTION… Posted: 15/03/2015 by John O'Brien
First on this round-up of new music we have a new track ‘Malignant’ from Northern Ireland’s ALTUS. The Belfast band have been doing the rounds the last couple of years and already have two EP’s under their belt’s, both of which come across as rather generic extreme/groove metal, to be honest. It’s sill very early days for ALTUS and after a few line-up changes along the way, most notably the addition of SORROWFALL‘s Steve ‘Sleeve’ Reynolds on vocals, this current incarnation have made some definite improvements which show through on this new track.
‘Malignant’ was recorded and produced by Jonny Munro @ Bearcat Studios, Belfast.
Catch ALTUS at the upcoming ‘Siege Of Limerick – Earrach 2015’ on the 5th April 2015.
Kildare’s Death/Groove Metal trio DEAD LABEL have finally make their anticipated return to the Irish scene with the release of their brand new music video for the track ‘Salvation In Sacrifice’ which was filmed earlier this year in Wales with Ben Morgan at Burning Chariot. The track shows the band firing on all cylinders and is the first taste of what’s to be expected on their upcoming new album “Throne Of Bones”, recorded by Chris Rakestraw at East West Studios/Sonora Studios and will be released through Nuerra Records in the coming months.
DEAD LABEL are confirmed to play at the next ‘Unleashed Festival’ in Fibber’s Dublon in the 25th September 2015 alongside HEART OF A COWARD and Dublins own RED ENEMY. Also! Check out Steve Dempsey’s interview with DEAD LABEL drummer Claire Percival… http://planetmosh.com/dead-label-touring-america-throne-of-bones-new-video-interview/.
Also recently released online is an edited version of a brand new WAR IRON track, ‘Summon Demon Scream The Abyss’, taken from the bands upcoming new album “Precession Of The Equinoxes”, due out in the coming weeks. And as expected it’s a suitably filthy slab from the Northern Irish Sludge/Doom titans. WAR IRON will be decimating audiences at the upcoming ‘Siege Of Limerick – Earrach 2015’ on the 5th April 2015 and will also be supporting COLTSBLOOD with NINKHARSAG and NOMADIC RITUALS on the 29th March 2015.
PUTREFACTION have unleashed a cover of Swedish hardcore band BOMBANFALL‘s ‘Halsning Fran Helvetet’ which they tracked during the recording session for their upcoming “Scavenger” EP to be released end of May on Distro-y Records. The cover by Swedish 80’s hardcore band BOMBANFALL is one the band has often played live.
PUTREFACTION will release their “Scavenger” EP adorned in hand screen printed covers limiting the 7″ pressing to 300 records which will come out on Distro-y Records from Ireland before the trio embark on a European tour this June. The unrelenting force within Crust, their base sound of raw hardcore blended with a harsh crustal death metal sound. The enraged outcome creates a post-apocalyptic sound of chemical wasteland that can surely only be described as ‘Mad Max’ Crust Punk. Fueled by society’s post and modern-day ills, Putrefaction resonate through the scene in line with the sounds of Hellshock and Skitsystem.
This June PUTREFACTION will be hitting the Euro roads for 10 days in a smasher truck filled with guzzoline to crash into your ears and party hard:
THURS June 4TH; ANGERS ,FRANCE
FRI June 5TH; BORDEAUX FRANCE w/ GASMASK TERROR
SAT June 6TH; BASQUE TBC
SUN June 7TH BASQUE TBC
MON June 8TH SPAIN TBC
TUES June 9TH BARCELONA, SPAIN
WED June 10TH TOULOUSE, FRANCE
THURS June 11TH FRANCE, TBC
FRI June 12TH; PARIS, FRANCE
SAT June 13TH ABC FEST, BOVEL, FRANCE