Consisting of a pedigree of extreme musicians, including current and former members of Necrophagist, Obscura, Spawn of Possession, Aborted, Dark Fortress, God Dethroned, Blotted Science and Noneuclid, ALKALOID set out to push the boundaries of progressive, extreme music on their impressive full-length debut The Malkuth Grimoire.
Entirely self-recorded, self-funded and self-released by the band via a successful crowdfunded Indiegogo campaign (details here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/alkaloid-s-debut-album-the-malkuth-grimoire--2), ALKALOID burst onto the metal scene like a supernova. With twelve tracks of over 73 minutes of mind-bending music, ALKALOID seamlessly ebb and flow through an arrange of styles and genres, creating an intelligent and fascinating blend of prog, death metal, and fusion. After just one listen of this masterful debut, it is safe to declare ALKALOID as the world's premiere progressive metal supergroup.
ALKALOID is a new band created by five good friends, who happen to be well-known musicians of the metal genre. Their intention is to go beyond any limit that metal music sub-genres might have these days and create the world's most extreme Prog Metal band. You can stream the album here: https://alkaloid-band.bandcamp.com/releases
They define themselves through the field of tension created between musical opposites. All band members are active death metal musicians who nevertheless all have a much broader view of music than blast beats and growls. They establish from the beginning that they have many faces, and that oscillating between (seemingly) contrary or mutually exclusive styles is an important factor.
Newly appointed drummer Chason Westmoreland, and Hate Eternal are streaming the first track taken from their highly-anticipated new album 'Infernus'. The track, titled "Pathogenic Apathy", is streaming now at Decibel Magazine. 'Infernus' will be released in North America on August 21. The artwork was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM)" and track list for 'Infernus' can be found below.
Track List: 1. Locust Swarm 2. The Stygian Deep 3. Pathogenic Apathy 4. La Tempestad 5. Infernus 6. The Chosen One 7. Zealot, Crusader of War 8. Order of the Arcane Scripture 9. Chaos Theory 10. O’ Majestic Being, Hear My Call
Widely considered one of the leading bands in the worldwide death metal scene for over eighteen years, Hate Eternal's five prior full-length albums are considered crucial genre touchstones, and the band is a proven headliner across five continents.
Remaining Metal Alliance Tour Dates with Deicide, Black Crown Initiate and Entombed A.D.:
June 3 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall June 5 Spokane, WA @ The Pinnacle Northwest June 6 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven Seattle June 7 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge Portland June 8 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Opera house June 9 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent June 11 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS June 12 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red Theaters June 13 El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall June 14 Lubbock, TX Depot "O" Bar### June 15 Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room June 16 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live June 18 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater June 19 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar June 20 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall June 21 Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co.
It’s always a shame posting such horrible news, especially when the deceased is so young. According to Lamgoat, Ryan Shutler, drummer for Lazarus A.D., has passed away at the young age of twenty-eight.
“Details surrounding his death have not been disclosed, though it’s being said that a heart attack may have been to blame.”
We interviewed Ryan back in 2009 and he was very kind, polite, and extremely talented. You will be sorely missed…
Our thoughts and well wishes to all who knew Ryan, his family and friends, during this difficult time.