Posts Tagged “Behemoths”


Nile: Cairo practice

South Carolina metal behemoths, Nile, wound their way to our shores for the first time in over two and half years to lay customary waste to the UK’s metal hordes.

Daniel Cairns was on sentry duty in Highbury, London, and not only sent back this report, but spoke to lead general Karl Sanders about the perilous effects of modern technology on the ancient arts of death metal demon-summoning. Check out the video and live review below!




SVART CROWN [8] are yet another example of just how far ahead of the pack the French are when it comes to extreme metal. They’re clearly indebted to the discordant likes of Deathspell Omega and Celeste, but they’re also adept at throwing in some beastly Gojira-style grooves too, for when you feel like a bit of a dance. There’s a good turnout for them, and their momentum will only increase. It’s a smashing set, and the bass is absolutely devastating, every thump of the instrument, eliciting a rattle in the chest. EX DEO [8] are a more simplistic and much sillier affair, but by god, they’re fun. It’s genuinely difficult to dislike any band when they come out dressed as Roman Legionnaires and sing songs about fighting and battles. It’s like a heavy metal musical version of Spartacus, without the gore and gratuitous nudity obviously, but still. There’s some excellently heavy metal posing by frontman Maurizio Iacono, as he wails stuff like ‘Hold the line’ and ‘You killed my father’. There’s a fantastic response from the Garage crowd, fists bumping in unison.

NILE [9] come out to an intro track that isn’t a million miles away from the theme of ex-WWE wrestler Goldberg, before going on the warpath. Basically, they sound absolutely devastating tonight. Messrs Sanders and Toller Wade know it too, as a giant, shit-eating grin spreads across Karl’s face constantly. They’re excellent on record obviously, but seeing them live is a different matter altogether. Their mummified, balls to the wall, death metal attack is jaw-dropping in its sheer smothering brutality, even invoking a completely un-ironic throwing up of the metal horns. Highlights include a churning, vicious sounding Sarcophagus and Ithyphalic, featuring the unlikely singalong, ‘Anoint my phallus with the blood of the fallen’. Lovely stuff.

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The nominees for Best Live Band are:

Limp Bizkit





And the winner is…


Gojira: colossal grooooooves

Is there any stopping the French metal behemoths? No. No there isn’t. When Gojira play, buildings fall. Congratulations, boys!

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Swedish deathgrind behemoths QUEST OF AIDANCE, featuring members of SCAR SYMMETRY, UNMOORED, TORCHBEARER and INCAPACITY, will release their debut album, “Misanthropic Propaganda”, in North America on July 23 via Pulverised Records.

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Legendary Florida death metal behemoths OBITUARY, in cooperation with, will offer up a pay-per-view live stream this weekend! Set to take place Saturday, June 8 at 8:30 EST at The Orpheum in their hometown of Tampa, Florida, the show will feature a mammoth all-classics setlist and include professional multi-camera footage and sound of the band onstage.

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Gojira: colossal grooooooves

Gojira obliterated London’s O2 Brixton Academy as a part of this year’s immense Jagermeister Music Tour back in March, and the French metal behemoths will be releasing the set as a brand new live DVD later this year.

Gojira’s set for the show was as follows:

01. Explosia
02. Flying Whales
03. Backbone
04. The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe
05. L’Enfant Sauvage
06. Toxic Garbage Island
07. Wisdom Comes
08. Oroborus
09. Drum Solo
10. The Axe
11. The Gift Of Guilt

Most recent Gojira opus L’Enfant Sauvage is out now via Roadrunner, and the guys are also nominated under Best Live Band at this year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Go vote to win tickets, yeah?

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Gojira: coming back to the UK next March!

The Jägermeister Music Tour 2013 steams through the UK this week, packing Ghost, Gojira, The Defiled and a host of different support bands across different venues. What’s particularly amazing about this isn’t just the fact that this is three of the best bands around on one, mammoth package, but that tickets are just FIVE POUNDS. Yes, as in less than a pint at a really fancy restaurant in London.

Both occult-rock kings Ghost and modern industrial metallers The Defiled release their highly-anticipated second albums this year in Infestissumam and Daggers respectively, while French behemoths Gojira are still riding high from last year’s world-beating L’Enfant Sauvage, but, far more importantly when it comes to this tour, they’re all absolutely insane live. Which always helps.

When you’re throwing in young hellraisers like Feed The Rhino and Hawk Eyes into the mix, it all adds up to one of those “If you miss this you’re a huge wangface” deals. There are still three dates to go with Bournemouth (tomorrow), Birmingham (Saturday) and London (Sunday)’s O2 Academies all getting their roofs blown off, so if you fancy it, grab your ridiculously cheap tickets now and come bang heads with us. It’s going to be immense.

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Death metal behemoths Six Feet Under are back, and with the seething “Unborn,” the tenth full-length of their imposing career, they are out for blood.

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– March 12th, 2013 – Death metal behemoths SIX FEET UNDER are back, and with the seething Unborn , the tenth full-length of their imposing career, they are out for blood. Led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, owner of one of the most powerful and instantly recognizable voices in the genre, the band are returning with an overhauled line up that sees them reinvigorated and churning out some of the most visceral music they have ever put their name to. Pure Grain Audio will be hosting the third single off of Unborn , “Neuro Osmosis”, starting today! Listen HERE .

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“Neuro Osmosis”, a brand new song from death metal behemoths SIX FEET UNDER, can be streamed at

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– February 25th, 2013 – Death metal behemoths SIX FEET UNDER are back, and with the seething Unborn , the tenth full-length of their imposing career, they are out for blood.

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