JUDICATOR PREMIERE NEW SINGLE, 'URSA MAJOR'Oct 3, 2022
US power metal group JUDICATOR are today premiering their new single, Ursa Major, via Decibel. Ursa Major is the second track to be taken from the four-piece band’s forthcoming sixth studio album, The Majesty of Decay, set to be released via Prosthetic Records on November 25. The song shows JUDICATOR embracing their love of traditional power metal, with a refreshed and revitalised approach to their songwriting.
SLUGCRUST SHARE NEW MUSIC VIDEO, 'ECOCIDE'Sep 30, 2022
Following on from their recently released debut album, Ecocide, South Carolina grind band SLUGCRUST have today shared a new music video for the full-length’s title track. The clip is a viscerally raw visual of the band performing in a foreboding woodland area, with unsettling handheld footage of vocalist Jesse Cole bounded in black fabric.
Speaking on the music video, SLUGCRUST comment: "Our good friend Taylor Hickman directed the music videos for both Echoless and Ecocide. We first approached Taylor with a lot of complex themes to digest from the song and project into film, accented with intense captures of our performance. But eventually we said “fuck it we’re gonna do this shit DIY and raw” because that’s just who we are as sentient dirt-people.
"So! We filmed Echoless in a garage lined with $200 worth of black fabric and then reused the same black fabric as a prop to help tell the story behind Ecocide, which we filmed in the woods for reasons apparent.
"How well the Ecocide video thrives in simplicity speaks volume to Taylor’s vision as a cameraman. Nevertheless, the aforementioned black fabric can now be found under our vocalist’s ass, lining the cushions of his sofa as a couch-cover because $200 is $200 and who keeps a fucking receipt? We hope everyone likes the music video! We can’t wait to play Ecocide for y’all real soon!"
With two ferocious EPs already under their belts, the breakneck speed with which SLUGCRUST operate gives a fair indicator of their approach. However, their focus isn’t compromised by their accelerated work ethic; if anything the urgency of their message is given further impetus courtesy of their relentless audio violence. Drawing from various literary inspirations the political issues at the heart of SLUGCRUST’s output is given a darkly poetic twist.
SLUGCRUST - whose line up features members of WVRM - seeks to bring political issues to light in a way that galvanises action and activism. The title derives from the process of destroying environmental structures or ecosystems, either via natural means or - as is more pertinent in the case of this album - deliberate human actions. Depravity is a recurring theme throughout the lyrics; emotional and physical immorality and degeneracy permeates the twelve tracks that make up Ecocide.
The formation of all SLUGCRUST tracks start with the skeleton of the drums; the meat and muscle of each missive comes from the guitar and bass, with the lyrics and vocals being the skin binding it all together. The album was engineered by guitarist Derick Caperton, before being mixed and mastered by Cody Davidson of Sanguisugabogg. Although primarily embedded in grindcore, SLUGCRUST also dabbles in crust punk and even doom to bring together their ominous, explosive take on extreme metal. Embracing the rawness of punk with the familiar ferocity of blast beats is the foundation of their work.
Ecocide is an uncompromising calling card from a band eager to unleash.
THOTCRIME PREMIERE NEW SINGLE AND VISUALIZER, 'THIS IS MY BREAKDOWN, I GET TO PICK THE MUSIC'Sep 29, 2022
THOTCRIME are today premiering their new single and an accompanying visualizer, This Is My Breakdown, I Get To Pick The Music, via Metal Injection. This Is My Breakdown… is the third track to be taken from the cybergrind band’s upcoming second full-length, D1G1T4L_DR1FT, due out via Prosthetic Records on October 28.
PHOBOPHILIC SHARE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'CATHEDRALS OF BLOOD (TWILIGHT OF THE IDOLS)'Sep 28, 2022
Following the release of their debut album, Enveloping Absurdity, earlier this month PHOBOPHILIC have today shared a new music video for Cathedrals of Blood (Twilight of the Idols). The Fargo, North Dakota death metal band’s latest video release shows the group performing in-studio for the album highlight track.
LANGUISH SHARE NEW SINGLE, 'PARASITE'Sep 23, 2022
LANGUISH have today shared a new track, titled Parasite, and an accompanying visualizer via Metal Sucks. The single is the third song to be taken from the Tucson, AZ deathgrind band’s upcoming third full-length, Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation, set for release via Prosthetic Records on October 7. Parasite is yet another pulverising blast of death metal and grind that sets its sights on abusive power structures and capitalist ills.
GOD ALONE SHARE NEW SINGLE, 'TINFOIL IN THE WALLS'Sep 16, 2022
GOD ALONE have today shared a new single, titled Tinfoil In The Walls, from their forthcoming sophomore album ETC. Tinfoil In The Walls is the third track to be taken from the avant-garde mathrock group’s upcoming full-length, hot on the heels of their recent performance at ArcTanGent festival and November tour dates in Ireland - more details on those live shows below.
REBEL WIZARD ANNOUNCES COMPILATION VINYL RELEASE, THE WARNING OF THREESep 9, 2022
Calling all majestic ones, Prosthetic Records are excited to announce the release of REBEL WIZARD’s The Warning of Three. The Warning of Three is a vinyl collection of previously released digital only releases from the negative wizard metal mage, NKSV, featuring the EP’s The Warning of One, Great addictions to blindingly dark, worldly life and Hark! Hark! Hark!. Accompanying the vinyl compilation announcement, REBEL WIZARD has shared a visualizer for floating forward with closed eyes filled with light.
JUDICATOR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, 'THE MAJESTY OF DECAY'; LEAD SINGLE, 'THE HIGH PRIESTESS', AND MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERING NOWSep 1, 2022
Two years on from their 2020 full-length Let There Be Nothing, JUDICATOR have today returned and announced their forthcoming sixth studio album, The Majesty of Decay, set for release via Prosthetic Records on November 25. Refreshed and revitalized the US power metal group are now primed and proud to share the lead single and accompanying music video, The High Priestess, which is premiering now via Metal Injection.
PSYCROPTIC PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'THE PROPHET'S COUNCIL'Aug 31, 2022
Following the recent release of their eighth studio album, Divine Council, PSYCROPTIC are premiering a new music video for album track The Prophet’s Council via Metal Sucks. The Australian extreme metal band’s latest music video comes just in time for their upcoming North America and Canada co-headline tour with Fallujah this September - all dates and more info below.
SLUGCRUST SHARE NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO, 'DEMISE PROMISE'Aug 26, 2022
SLUGCRUST have today shared a new single and accompanying grisly music video, titled Demise Promise. Demise Promise is the South Carolina grind group’s third single to be taken from their upcoming debut album, Ecocide, due out on September 9 via Prosthetic Records. The video features Ryan Lockhart (vocalist for labelmates Funeral Chic) in a leading B-movie horror role, scavenging for human roadkill as a morbid pizza topping.