All Hell - The Grave Alchemist (album review + tour dates)

All Hell
The Grave Alchemist
Prosthetic Records     
14 April 2017

I hadn't planned on listening to All Hell and doing a full review. It was just something to post. But, seven tracks in and I'm still here. I initially had written All Hell off as King Diamond Light. Something sinister and dark for the 2017 kiddies who need "safe spaces" and are "offended" by everything. The kiddies who wear black eyeliner and black clothes and honestly believe they are being goth or depressed or whatever; not realizing that we were doing this back in the 1980s.

Any who, I'm still listening to All Hell's The Grave Alchemist. It's catchy. It IS King Diamond Light. But it has this 1960s camp quality to it that is fun and engaging. The musicianship is solid, not stunning, not new, but solid. It's an homage to dark sinister rock and roll. There is a nice punk element to it. Some tracks have a worthy circle pit vibe. Some, I swear, no lie, are like **gasp** Motorhead …

Cara Neir /Caina - Split

Caïna / Cara Neir      
Broken Limbs
Release: 12 May 2017

When Cara Neir does a Split I rejoice. I can't even feign being impartial as every time Cara Neir knocks it out of the ballpark. This Split with Caina is no exception. It's brutal in it's beauty. It's dark and evil. It's bombastic.

Caina's track 'Rhosniger' vomits a blackness that is awesome in its putridity. The music is heavy and overly thick. The guitars are like a runaway freight train. Everything about it is lovingly bestial! I'm saddened that this is the final release for Caina. So much good music, but alas, no more. So get this one as it's muy caliente!

Cara Neir's track 'Stained Grey Bones' is bombastic and raucous and I, of course, love it! there is nothing more to say. It's frakking awesome! I can't wait to hear what else Chris Francis and Garry Brents has in store for us in 2017!

Tour Dates

ALARIC w/ Pinkish Black: 4/19/2017 Willemeen - Arnhem, NL 4/20/2017 Roadburn - Tilburg, NL 4/21/2017 Doom Over Leipzig - Leipzig, DE 4/22/2017 Klub Poglos - Warsaw, PL 4/23/2017 Collosseum Club - Kosice, SK 4/24/2017 Dürer Kert - Budapest, HU 4/25/2017 Klub 007 - Prague, CZ 4/26/2017 Divaldo Pod Lampou - Pilsen, CZ 4/27/2017 Kulturbahnhof - Jena, DE 4/28/2017 Die Friese - Bremen, DE 4/29/2017 Northern Discomfort - Copenhagen, DK 4/30/2017 TBA 5/01/2017 Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE 5/02/2017 Antwerp Music City - Antwerp, BE 5/03/2017 LA Zone - Liège, BE 5/04/2017 Strumpf - Hannover, DE
ALL HELL:  3/24/2017 Blood Of The Wolf III -  Lexington, KY 4/27/2017 The Nick - Birmingham, AL w/ New Masters Of Evil 4/28/2017 529 - Atlanta, GA w/ New Masters of Evil 4/29/2017 drkmttrD - Nashville, TN 4/30/2017 TBA - Knoxville, TN 5/04/2017 Slim's Downtown -  Raleigh, NC 5/05/2017 Raw Ink Live - Gaithersburg, MD 5/06/2017 Kung Fu Necktie (early show) - Philadelphia, PA 5/07/2017 Gallery 5 - Richmond…

Goatwhore Tour Dates

GOATWHORE w/ Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, Necromancing The Stone:
2/21/2017 Spirit Hall - Pittsburgh, PA *no Whitechapel, Necromancing The Stone
2/22/2017 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
2/23/2017 Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY * GOATWHORE only
2/24/2017 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
2/26/2017 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
2/27/2017 The Frequency - Madison, WI * GOATWHORE only
2/28/2017 St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
3/01/2017 Deluxe @ Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN
3/02/2017 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
3/03/2017 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY * GOATWHORE only
3/04/2017 House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
3/05/2017 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
3/07/2017 Divebar - Las Vegas, NV * no Whitechapel
3/08/2017 Belasco Theater - Los Angeles, CA
3/09/2017 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
3/10/2017 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
3/11/2017 Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA
3/12/2017 The Rock - Tucson, AZ * no Whitechapel
3/14/2017 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
3/15/2017 …

Scour - The Grey (album review)

The Grey EP
15 July 2016

I will forever show my love for Phil! All it took to cement him in my heart forever was one random act of kindness towards me at a show in Asbury Park, NJ many many years ago. Ya'll can say what you want about his personality or politics; but, you can't deny his music is wicked. This project is brutal as fuck! It's worth your measley $6.66! So go pay it and be prepared to bleed from your eyes, nose, and ears.

SCOUR is: Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint etc.), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (Continuum, former Animosity, Decrepit Birth), and Jesse Schobel (Strong Intention)