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  • Evil Dead Soundtrack (Awaiting Repress) Evil Dead Soundtrack (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Evil Dead Soundtrack (Awaiting Repress)

    Deluxe 2xLP housed in gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeves featuring movie photos


    Transparent Red And Transparent Green Vinyl


    UNSEEN FORCES is proud to present the complete motion picture soundtrack from Fede Alvarez's incendiary 2013 reimagining of cult horror masterpiece the EVIL DEAD. Spanish composer Roque Baños dazzles with a crisp modern orchestral score that bows reverently toward such genre classics as Jerry Goldsmith's The Omen Suite, Anton Webern and Krzysztof Penderecki's creepy string movements from The Exorcist and Joseph LoDuca's beautifully understated atmospherics for Sam Raimi's original creation that launched the grisly Kandarian franchise and revolutionized the contemporary horror film with its startling velocity.


    Anxious purists need not fret. Baños studied music at the Upper Music Conservatory of Murcia and Madrid's Real Conservatorio Superior before graduating from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, but with EVIL DEAD he steps beyond the jazz influences evidenced in his previous scores. Here the maestro eloquently assumes the role of firestarter, conducting like a pyromaniac invoking the destructive majesty of flame - both demonic and cleansing - with smoldering strings and brass building toward total aural incineration. To that end, he cleverly employs a prominent siren motif that at turns suggests a dreadful fire alarm in slow motion, the nostalgia of an amusement park haunted house attraction and a prodigious yawning door somewhere in the deepest chasm of hell. A thoroughly cinematic experience suffused with sweeping overtures and jarring choral crescendos, Baños has created a dark and vital epic for the ages. DLP pressed to 140 gram gore splattered vinyl - with a locked groove for extended terror! - and entombed in a lavish gatefold cover, this gorgeous collection carves through the glut of overblown soundtrack reissues of late like a trusty chainsaw. It is, in a word... Groovy!

    1. I'll Rip Your Soul Out
    2. Don't Say It, Don't Write It, Don't Hear It
    3. Demon Possession (extended)
    4. Get Me Out Of Here
    5. She Tried To Kill Me
    6. He Won't Let You Out
    7. Bloody Kiss
    8. Three Ways Of Saving Her Soul
    9. Natalie Hunting
    10. I'll Do What I Gotta Do (extended)
    11. Come Back To Me
    12. He's Coming
    13. Abominations Rising
    14. The Pendant / Evil Tango
    15. The Evil Dead Main Theme
    16. Come Back To Me (alternate)
    Roque Baños
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  • Dead Cross (Red & Black Swirl Vinyl) Dead Cross (Red & Black Swirl Vinyl) Quick View

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    Dead Cross (Red & Black Swirl Vinyl)

    Pressed On Red & Black Swirl Vinyl

    Glow In The Dark Packaging

    Socal Band Features Dave Lombardo (Ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) And Michael Crain (Retox, Festival Of Dead Deer)

    Dead Cross emerged out of a series of impractical schemes, fallen-through plans, and last-minute musical experimentation. Shows were scheduled before a single song was written, fans were formed before even one show was played. The chaos of its creation seems apt; after all, the band is comprised entirely of artists who have thrived playing tightly-coiled turmoil-intelligent dissonance disguised as disorder. Consisting of Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson, Michael Crain, and Mike Patton, the impressive, expansive, and eclectic list of prior bands collectively played in would be enough to ensure the unyielding ferocity of the music... but a resume isn't necessary, here. Dead Cross stands on its own, speaks volumes with its multilayered evil-genius vocals, manic guitar riffs, and brutal rhythms.

    1. Seizure and Desist
    2. Idiopathic
    3. Obedience School
    4. Shillelagh
    5. Bela Lugosi's Dead
    6. Divine Filth
    7. Grave Slave
    8. The Future Has Been Cancelled
    9. Gag Reflex
    10. Church of the Motherfuckers
    Dead Cross
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  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Soundtrack Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Soundtrack Quick View

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    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Soundtrack

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the sixth and final movie in the smash hit Resident Evil series. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Milan Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Zoolander), Resident Evil: The Final Chapter concludes the story of Alice, following her as she travels to the zombie-infested hellscape of Raccoon City to face down the Umbrella Corporation and save the few remaining survivors of the apocalypse. The original score to Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is composed by veteran musician Paul Haslinger. Following a successful run with the German electronic group Tangerine Dream, Haslinger has enjoyed a career in scoring for film and television, working on such projects as Fear The Walking Dead and the Underworld series.
    1. This Is My Story
    2. A Force So Evil
    3. Return To The Hive
    4. The Turbine Sequence
    5. Make It Right
    6. Entering Raccoon City
    7. I Promised You An Answer
    8. Seal The Hive
    9. History Is Written By The Victors
    10. Laser Corridor Revisited
    11. Ascension
    12. The Anti-virus Sacrifice
    13. Why Am I Alive
    14. Towards A New Horizon
    15. My Work Is Not Done
    16. The Run Towards The Crater
    Paul Haslinger
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  • By A Thread By A Thread Quick View

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    By A Thread

    With over 1,000,000 Gov't Mule albums sold to date and over 2,000,000 downloads sold through Mule.net,
    Gov't Mule is one of the most successful and respected bands in the world. Once lauded by Rolling Stone for successfully bringing the classic power-trio sound of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience into the 21st century - the band has completed work on 'By A Thread'. Their first studio album in three years.


    Recorded largely at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studio in 2009, the album's origins are apparent from the first track, "Broke Down On The Brazos," named after the nearby river, with a deep Texas stomp for the backbeat and featuring the trademark guitar-work of ZZ Top founder Billy Gibbons. Perhaps less descriptively named,
    "Steppin' Lightly" is another burner, set off by the soulful vocals and mind-bending guitar work of Haynes, who proves anew why Rolling Stone named him one of the Top 25 guitarists of all time.


    Other highlights include the lament "Railroad Boy," informed by both Celtic tradition and the Mississippi Delta; the expansive psych-rock of 'Monday Mourning Meltdown"; and the optimistic 'Frozen Fear," with
    its lush harmony and even a hint of rocksteady skank. In recent months, Haynes has been spectacularly busy in his other dual roles as guitarist and singer for The Allman Brothers, who recently wrapped an epic stand 15 night stand at NYC's Beacon, and The Dead, where he recently drew raves from USA Today:
    "Haynes has the toughest role to fill... he did so masterfully."


    Gov't Mule tour dates this summer included Mountain Jam, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Rothbury Music Festival, The Weesner Amphitheatre in Minneapolis MN, Mile High Music Festival in Denver, CO, Minglewood Music Hall in Memphis, TN, Sloss Furnace in Birmingham AL, The Fillmore in Charlotte NC, Masquerade
    Music Park in Atlanta GA, Lincoln Theatre Street Stage in Raleigh NC, Innsbrook Pavilion in Richmond VA, National Harbor Pavilion in Washington DC, Bank of America Pavilion in Boston MA, Ives
    Concert Park in Danbury, CT, Rocks The Harbor in Buffalo NY, RiverPlex in Pittsburgh PA, The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ, Party in the Park in Rochester NY.

    LP1
    1. Broke Down On The Brazos
    2. Steppin' Lightly
    3. Any Open Window
    4. Railroad Boy
    5. Monday Mourning Meltdown
    6. Gordon James


    LP2
    1. Frozen Fear
    2. Forevermore
    3. Inside Outside Woman Blues #1
    4. Scenes From A Troubled Mind
    5. World Wake Up

    Gov't Mule
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  • Transfixiation Transfixiation Quick View

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    Transfixiation


    Limited To 2,000 Copies Worldwide


    [A Place to Bury Strangers] sculpts something unexpectedly elegant out of the type of din you'd expect to
    hear on an airport tarmac - SPIN MAGAZINE


    Hypnotic and forward-looking, A Place to Bury Strangers sound more vital than ever"- ALLMUSIC


    A real sonic adventure that never relinquishes its grip on structure, despite the fact that the guitar effects
    pedals are practically stomped into the floor- POPMATTERS


    That's the most intense fear and feeling-when you go to a show and you're actually scared, says Oliver
    Ackermann, guitarist and frontman of Brooklyn trio A Place To Bury Strangers.


    Or you can palpably feel the danger in the music, adds bassit Dion Lunadon, Like it's going to fall apart
    at any moment and the players doing it are so in the moment they don't give a shit about anything else.
    They're just going for it. It's a gutter kinda vibe; everything about it is icky and evil and dangerous.


    The same could be said the band's fourth album, Transfixiation. Rather than fixate on the minute details
    like they may have done in the past, the group, rounded out by drummer Robi Gonzalez, trust their
    instincts and try to keep things as pure as possible. Music is much more exhilarating when it's
    unpredictable even on repeat plays, and this is very much an unpredictable record. Gonzalez makes his
    recording debut with the band here, and it's obvious that he's helped pushed the band's recordings closer
    to the level of their infamous live shows.


    The one thing we have in common is this fire when we're playing, adds Gonzalez. I don't know; it's real
    intense.

    1. Supermaster
    2. Straight
    3. Love High
    4. What We Don't See
    5. Deeper
    6. Lower Zone
    7. We've Come So Far
    8. Now It's Over
    9. I'm So Clean
    10. Fill The Void
    11. I Will Die
    A Place To Bury Strangers
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  • Fuck Death Fuck Death Quick View

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    Fuck Death

    The record is a sibling to the last Blackout Beach record, Skin of Evil. But the longing in Fuck Death is not romantic; these are deserter's songs, coward's songs. I am all for reassessing cowardice. The most important lyric on Fuck Death is run away. It's a bit heavy, especially because the dominant 2011 story is that kids want to live on an invisible beach within their hearts and party this stuff away. But not all kids scorn uneasiness. And not all music is made for kids.
    1. Beautiful Burning Desire
    2. Torchlights Banned
    3. Deserter's Song
    4. Be Forewarned, The Night Has Come
    5. Hornet's Fury Into The Bandit's Mouth
    6. Drowning Pigs
    7. Broken Braying of the Donkey's Cry
    8. Sending Postcards to a Ghost
    Blackout Beach
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  • Shredder Orpheus (OST) Shredder Orpheus (OST) Quick View

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    Shredder Orpheus (OST)


    Unreleased Soundtrack - Vinyl Includes Full Length DVD Of The Original Movie


    Music by Roland Barker (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Blackouts) and Bill Rieflin (Ministry, King Crimson, Blackouts)


    Remastered From The Original 24-Track Recordings


    Orpheus' journey to the underworld is reworked as a post-apocalyptic skate rock-opera in this 1989 cult classic. The mortal world faces imminent destruction when Hades unleashes an evil television signal that sublimates and kills its viewers. These hypnotic broadcasts from the EUTHANASIA BROADCAST NETWORK are seducing the masses - except skateboard-guitarist Orpheus and his band of "SHREDDERS" who can see through this nefarious scheme. To save the world and his kidnapped wife Orpheus must penetrate the world of the dead and free the television airwaves. Armed with a futuristic guitar and a skateboard from hell, Orpheus storms onto the EBN stage to liberate the airwaves and rescue his wife.


    Shredder Orpheus features many Seattle performance luminaries including Seattle poet/performance artist Steven Jesse Bernstein (Sub Pop), and Robert McGinley in the title role. The 17 music cues weave together a blend of Barker's hypnotic synthesizer compositions with blistering skate rock tunes featuring virtuosic guitar work by Dennis Rea and precision percussion and bass by Rieflin and Amy Denio.

    1. Ramp Out
    2. Overture: Skate Percussion
    3. Worm Song
    4. Orpheus and Eurydice Love Scene
    5. Lazy River Styx
    6. It's Art Dear
    7. Don't Look Back
    8. Interlude
    9. Flying Guitars
    10. Magic Waters
    11. Oracle Arrives
    12. Ripping the Tarmac
    13. To The Underworld
    14. Together At Last
    15. Blowing Up EBN Signal
    16. Head In Water
    17. Ramp Out Reprise
    Roland Barker
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  • Vanitas (Discontinued) Vanitas (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Vanitas (Discontinued)

    Brand new album from Birmingham's Anaal Nathrakh


    Extensive print & internet advertising. Features in Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Rocksound, etc Anaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose - to be the soundtrack for Armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes.


    Since being founded in 1998, the band has gained a reputation for embodying precisely these things, with a history including not only the release of seven albums and an EP to rapturous acclaim, but collaborations with such legendary figures as Attila Csihar (Mayhem), Shane Embury and Danny Herrera (Napalm Death), Nick Barker (Testament, Dimmu Borgir), Joe Horvath (Circle of Dead Children), Sethlans Teitan (Watain) and so on.


    This, alongside appearing on BBC Radio 1 at the personal behest of sadly missed icon John Peel, headlining a stage at the renowned cult Inferno Festival in Norway as their debut international live appearance, countless placings in best album of the year polls and album of the month awards in the press and cover appearances on leading magazines such as Terrorizer.


    Anaal Nathrakhs status as one of the leading lights in extreme metal is undeniable.

    Side A

    1. The Blood-Dimmed Tide

    2. Forging Towards The Sunset

    3. To Spite The Face

    4. Todos Somos Humanos

    5. In Coelo Quies, Tout Finis Ici Bas


    Side B

    6. You Can't Save Me, So Stop Fucking Trying

    7. Make Glorious The Embrace Of Saturn

    8. Feeding The Beast

    9. Of Fire, And Fucking Pigs

    10. A Metaphor For The Dead

    Anaal Nathrakh
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  • Passion (Discontinued) Passion (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Passion (Discontinued)

    STUNNING 180 GRAM CLEAR VINYL LP VERSION OF THE NEW ANAAL NATHRAKH ALBUM


    Anaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose - to be the soundtrack for armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes. Since being founded in 1999, the band has gained a reputation for embodying precisely these things, with a history including not only the release of five albums and an EP to rapturous acclaim, but collaborations with such legendary figures as Attila Csihar (Mayhem), Shane Embury and Danny Herrera (Napalm Death), Nick Barker (Testament, Dimmu Borgir), Joe Horvath (Circle of Dead Children), Sethlans Teitan (Watain) and so on. This, alongside appearing on BBC Radio 1 at the personal behest of sadly missed icon John Peel, headlining a stage at the renowned cult Inferno Festival in Norway as their debut international live appearance, countless placings in best album of the year polls and album of the month awards in the press and cover appearances on leading magazines such as Terrorizer Anaal Nathrakhs status as one of the leading lights in extreme metal is undeniable. Hallmarked by breathtaking musical ferocity, inventiveness and breadth, married with a mercurial, intensely misanthropic and sharp intelligence, Anaal Nathrakhs sound is imbued with a palpable sense of menace that is virtually unmatched in metal. For 2011, the band present the digested and re-vomited results of an 18-month journey through slings, arrows and outrageous misfortune. Intended in the most scourging sense of the word, Passion is an encoded vision of agony; desolation taken as the inspiration for incalculable rage. This is only abetted by contributions of twisted misanthropy from Rainer Landfermann (Pavor, Bethlehem), Alan Dubin (Khanate, Gnaw etc) and the utter blackness of Gnaw Their Tongues. Glorying in their Pyrrhic epiphanies, Anaal Nathrakh have developed a deeper understanding of horror and Passion is the focused, distilled and above all bleakly triumphant result. Passion will be released in Europe on the 23rd of May through Candlelight Records

    1. Volenti Non Fit Iniuria

    2. Drug-Fucking Abomination
    3. Post Traumatic Stress Euphoria
    4. Le Diabolique Est L'ami Du Simple
    5. Locus Of Damnation
    6. Tod Huetet Uebel
    7. Paragon Pariah
    8. Who Thinks Of The Executioner
    9. Ashes Screaming Silence
    10. Portrait Of The Artist
    Anaal Nathrakh
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  • I Am Gemini I Am Gemini Quick View

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    I Am Gemini

    I Am Gemini is the surreal and powerful musical tale of Cassius and Pollock, twin brothers separated at birth. One good and one evil, their unexpected reunion in a house that is not a home ignites a classic struggle for the soul, played out with a cast of supporting characters that includes a chorus of angels and devils, and twin sisters conjoined at the head.


    Recorded in the Summer/Fall of 2011 at Omaha, NEs ARC Studios and mixed at Red Room in Seattle, WA with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Isis), I Am Gemini marks the first time front man Tim Kasher, holding the completed story already in mind, wrote album lyrics in a linear fashion, in order, from start to finish. The result is thirteen singularly cohesive song chapters that blend effortlessly into one unique narrative. The moody and playfully sinister I Am Gemini is Cursives musically heaviest in years, with alternately muscular and angular guitars, pounding drums and driving bass.


    From the eerie introductory sounds of epic barnstormer This House Alive and the irresistibly catchy, insistent The Sun and Moon, to the searing Double Dead and the split personality prog-pop of Twin Dragon/Hello Skeleton, to the roaring, mournful closing track Eulogy for No Name, the album is a dynamic, mind-bending, and imaginative ride.


    Cursive is the longtime trio of Tim Kasher (vocals, guitar), Matt Maginn (bass), and Ted Stevens (guitar, vocals), with Patrick Newbery (keys) and Cully Symington (drums). I Am Gemini, the bands seventh LP, is the follow-up to 2009s critically praised Mama, Im Swollen.

    1. This House Alive
    2. Warmer Warmer
    3. The Sun and Moon
    4. Drunken Birds
    5. Lullaby for No Name
    6. Double Dead
    7. Gemini
    8. Twin Dragon/Hello Skeleton
    9. Wowowow
    10. This House a Lie
    11. The Cat and Mouse
    12. A Birthday Bash
    13. Eulogy for No Name
    Cursive
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  • Agent Orange (Awaiting Repress) Agent Orange (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Agent Orange (Awaiting Repress)

    Their origins date back to the year 1980. Be it the early demo tapes, their "In The Sign Of Evil-EP" (Steamhammer), or their 1996 debut album "Obsessed By Cruelty" - Sodom intimidated the world at large from the very beginning. Two years and one album later, the band toured Europe with the likes of Whiplash, recording the live cut "Mortal Way Of Life" at the legendary Tor 3 in DÜsseldorf in the process. With "Agent Orange", the band from Gelsenkirchen in the Ruhr area of Germany unleashed a milestone of the genre. Sodom toured all over the world, travelled Europe repeatedly and played a number of successful gigs in Japan and South America. Albums like Better Off Dead (1990) or "Tapping The Vein" (1992) solidified the success of the band, who - despite a number of personnel changes - managed to maintain their characteristic sound, mainly thanks to bassist and vocalist Tom Angelripper. Throughout the Nineties, Sodom lost none of their authenticity on albums like "Masquerade In Blood" or "'Til Death Do Us Unite", remaining firmly grounded and never losing touch with their roots. With their 1999 release "Code Red", a
    title that refers to the US Marines' infamous punishment code, the trio consisting of Angelripper/
    Bernemann/Schottkowski proved as politically committed as ever. This tradition was continued in
    2001 with a journey to the Far East, namely two shows in Bangkok and Saigon and the explosive
    subject matter of their album, "M16". Subsequently, Angelripper threw himself into the preparations for Sodom`s first DVD, "Lords Of Depravity Part I" (the band are already busy working on a successor), presenting their latest studio recording in 2009 - "Sodom".
    LP1
    1. Agent Orange
    2. Tired And Red
    3. Incest
    4. Remember The Fallen
    5. Magic Dragon
    6. Exibition Bout


    LP2
    1. Ausgebombt
    2. Baptism Of Fire
    3. Don't Walk Away
    4. Incest (live)
    5. Agent Orange (live)
    6. Ausgebombt (live)

    Sodom
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  • Nightbringers Nightbringers Quick View

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    Nightbringers

    Any band that has earned an army of devout followers through dropping seven killer full-lengths - and touring their collective ass off for sixteen years - could perhaps be forgiven for thinking they could take it easy as they wade into their eighth release. But that's just not The Black Dahlia Murder's style, and Nightbringers is testament to that. Having released their most accomplished, aggressive, and emotionally diverse music to date in the form of 2015's Abysmal, the Michigan quintet have once more pushed themselves to new heights, and the 34 minutes of searing melodic death metal that comprises Nightbringers is riveting listening. "I always feel a responsibility to the people who support this band when we start making a new record," asserts vocalist Trevor Strnad. "The pressure that comes from people being excited to hear what you come up with next can be intimidating, but it's so exciting that those people love you so much for just doing what you do. It makes you want to honor what you've done in the past, but also excite them with where you go next, and that definitely drove us on Nightbringers. When we started writing I honestly didn't know we had this album in us, and I feel really proud of it. It's a great moment for us."


    Rather than meticulously plan things out or stick rigidly to any kind of template, when it comes to writing The Black Dahlia Murder prefer to let things happen organically. In the hands of guitarist Brian Eschbach - who co-founded the band with Strnad in 2001 - and new recruit Brandon Ellis (Cannabis Corpse/ex-Arsis) Nightbringers is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic TBDM, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal. With guitarist Ryan Knight having amicably stepped down in 2016, the addition of twenty-four-year-old Ellis to the band's ranks has helped usher in an exciting new era. "He's very professional for his age, I think he's skilled far beyond his years, and his live energy is exceptional. When Max (Lavelle, bass) joined the band he challenged a lot of us on stage to raise our personal bar, and Brandon's pushed that even further," states Strnad. "Brandon coming into the band and writing a bunch of songs was an awesome surprise too. He really took the reins, and this record is also the most involved that Alan (Cassidy drums) has been too. The way that we were doing the demos and bouncing things back and forth he had a lot of room to do what he wanted to do, and I think it's definitely a more colorful album for that. I also think as we get older the emotional content goes up. I think we better realize how to grip the listener. Personally, I try to write lyrics that are going to match each part, and kind of ramp up those feelings that we're putting across." Strnad's statements are vividly borne out by every moment of Nightbringers. For fans attending 2017's Summer Slaughter tour, the first taste of of the record came with the inclusion of the title track in their set, which has an undeniable immediacy to it, rich with hooks and boasting a "circusy, evil and playful" air. By contrast, "Catacomb Hecatomb" is suffused with tragedy, the mournful tone of its slower passages deeply affecting. This too is dramatically different to "As Good As Dead", which has some swagger to it that Strnad likens to Megadeth, or "Matriarch", described by Eschbach as a "wild, neoclassical romp" and stands as one of the most cutthroat and all out aggressive tracks in the quintet's arsenal. Upon first hearing the latter, Strnad was intent on matching its visceral intensity. "I felt inspired to write very violent lyrics to it. It's told from the perspective of a woman who is trying to have a child and not having any luck, and she goes kind of crazy and stalks this other woman who is due to have a child. She finds her moment to take it from her, cutting it right out of her stomach." While Strnad explores a variety of themes and ideas with his lyrics, they are united by the album's title, which embraces a tenet that has been central to The Black Dahlia Murder's output since the very beginning. "A lot of archaic ideas that are still upheld - such as marriage and monogamy - came from Christianity, whether people want to acknowledge it or not, and to me, death metal has always been bucking that. It's 'being-the-villain music', because we're the enemy of Christianity, the enemy of all that is good and traditional. Death metal is for free thinkers, it's for showing people the path to inner strength and operating on your own will, instead of being told what to do and living in fear, and songs like the title track and "Kings Of The Nightworld" are about leading a legion of awakened minds into battle." Following this theme also motivated Strnad to forge into ever-darker territory, even when this meant tearing things up and starting over. "I felt I needed to rise to the occasion to make as much of the blood and guts and heinousness as possible, and there was actually a couple of points where I rewrote some songs. I just didn't feel like they were dark enough, or violent enough, so I was really trying to ramp up the monstrous aspects of things, and definitely trying in different ways to take down tradition."


    Rather than decamp to a single studio, the members split off when it came time to start laying down the songs - all well versed in how to get the best out of their individual performances. With former bassist Ryan Williams once again assisting, the drums were tracked at The Pipe Yard in Plymouth, Michigan and rhythm guitars in the band's practice space in Warren, Michigan [was bass tracked there too?]. Ellis then recorded his many blistering solos in his home studio, while Strnad headed to Full Force Studios on Long Island, with Joe Cincotta (Suffocation, Internal Bleeding) overseeing his sessions. For the unique and haunting cover art they turned to Kristian Wåhlin, aka Necrolord, who has designed seminal artwork for the likes of At The Gates, Bathory, Emperor and also TBDM's 2007 release, Nocturnal. "I think he's the most prominent artist when it comes to classic releases in the melodic death metal genre, and kind of bringing things full circle with it being the ten-year anniversary of Nocturnal felt right. By now people probably wouldn't have expected us to go back to him, so it's kind of a surprise, but at the same time it's a very classic cover too." With the band celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the aforementioned album by playing it in its entirety on Summer Slaughter, it has given them a moment to reflect not only on the road that has led them to here but also that which lies ahead. "When I think back to when we started the band I feel very proud of everything we've done, and I also see a lot of improvement over the years," says Strnad. "In the early songs I can hear us as kids, and then segueing into our adulthood as musicians and writers, but sixteen years in I still feel young as a band. I feel like we have a shit ton left to do, and I think we're sitting pretty with the best lineup we've ever had. I also think Nightbringers could be our finest hour yet. I feel very strongly that it will affect people, I want to get all of these songs in people's ears, and I want them to check out everything we've got on this record. There's so much variety and so many great ideas, and I think that this could take us to another place."

    1. Widowmaker
    2. Of God and Serpent, of Spectre and Snake
    3. Matriarch
    4. Nightbringers
    5. Jars
    6. Kings of the Nightworld
    7. Catacomb Hecatomb
    8. As Good as Dead
    9. The Lonely Deceased
    The Black Dahlia Murder
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  • The Best of 2005-2013 The Best of 2005-2013 Quick View

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    The Best of 2005-2013

    Warner Bros. will release a best-of compilation package of Avenged Sevenfold's biggest Warner Bros. hits to date. Thethree LP set, titled The Best Of 2005-2013, features 18 songs from Avenged Sevenfold's best-selling Warner Bros. albums released between 2005 and 2013 including City Of Evil, Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare and Hail To The King. The package also features a cover of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid", originally on the Warner Bros. tribute album Covered, A Revolution in Sound as well as two original songs that Avenged Sevenfold wrote for video games: "Carry On" (Call Of Duty II) and "Not Ready To Die" (Call Of The Dead).
    LP 1
    1. Bat Country
    2. Beast and the Harlot
    3. Seize the Day
    4. Critical Acclaim
    5. Almost Easy
    6. Afterlife
    7. Dear God


    LP 2
    1. A Little Piece of Heaven
    2. Nightmare
    3. Welcome to the Family
    4. So Far Away
    5. Hail to the King
    6. Shepherd of Fire
    7. Walk (Studio Version)


    LP 3
    1. Flash of the Blade
    2. Paranoid
    3. Carry On
    4. Not Ready to Die (from Call of the Dead)

    Avenged Sevenfold
    $32.99
    Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    $27.99
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    Dead Cross (Gold Vinyl) (Out Of Stock)

    Pressed On Metallic Gold Vinyl - Limited To 2000 Copies

    Glow In The Dark Packaging

    Socal Band Features Dave Lombardo (Ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) And Michael Crain (Retox, Festival Of Dead Deer)

    Dead Cross emerged out of a series of impractical schemes, fallen-through plans, and last-minute musical experimentation. Shows were scheduled before a single song was written, fans were formed before even one show was played. The chaos of its creation seems apt; after all, the band is comprised entirely of artists who have thrived playing tightly-coiled turmoil-intelligent dissonance disguised as disorder. Consisting of Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson, Michael Crain, and Mike Patton, the impressive, expansive, and eclectic list of prior bands collectively played in would be enough to ensure the unyielding ferocity of the music... but a resume isn't necessary, here. Dead Cross stands on its own, speaks volumes with its multilayered evil-genius vocals, manic guitar riffs, and brutal rhythms.

    1. Seizure and Desist
    2. Idiopathic
    3. Obedience School
    4. Shillelagh
    5. Bela Lugosi's Dead
    6. Divine Filth
    7. Grave Slave
    8. The Future Has Been Cancelled
    9. Gag Reflex
    10. Church of the Motherfuckers
    Dead Cross
    $27.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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