I Am Abomination release new single, “Lamb to the Slaughter,” ahead of anticipated new album

There was a point in 2019 that I felt we wouldn’t hear back from I Am Abomination after their successful crowdfunding campaign the year prior. It wouldn’t have been the first time a band had run off with money – some of my favorite bands, like Of Machines, Lead Hands, and Corelia have had members all guilty of this. Thankfully, the guys in IAA were just cooking up something wonderful in the oven.

“Lamb to the Slaughter” is a return to form, with Nick Sampson’s signature guitarwork on display with Phil Druyor’s brilliant verbiage that manages to establish a setting and mood eloquently. Brandon Good also returns on bass, and the trio have recruited Oceans Ate Alaska’s talented Chris Turner to record drums.

The track’s verse kicks off with a curveball in the band’s first use of blast beats to create a blistering pace from the get-go. Phil’s conveyance in the song hones in on conquering his enemy with swift force; his grandiose vocabulary paints a picture in the listener’s head better than most can. And, of course, Nick shreds some great riffs/solos as he does in every IAA track.

The video features a cavalcade of old conspiracy/horror movie scenes in black and white. This expands upon the tone of fear, something that we are not in short supply of in this current climate. Passion of the Heist II is releasing at quite the appropriate time, and is set to release on April 24th!

It’s always red, and Silent Planet’s van is dead – but at least their exclusive merch drop is awesome

Just last month, acclaimed metalcore band Silent Planet capped their first era as a band with a song fittingly titled “Trilogy”. A harrowing song that detailed vocalist Garrett Russell’s time in therapy late in 2019. An auditory journey through mental health and struggles with anxiety, the dark and electronic undercurrent found on “Trilogy” makes the song one of the best the band has written to date.

Unfortunately, on their current tour with Currents, Invent Animate, and Greyhaven, the band’s tour van died. While they were able to get back on the road, this obviously leaves bands at their level in a financial rut that can be difficult to combat. Luckily, the band’s sense of humor and marketing skills came together to create limited apparel, in the form of exclusive, limited-time t-shirts that also reference “Trilogy”.

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Aversions Crown unveil new vocalist, release new song, “The Soil”

While we learned late last year that the band would be releasing a new album in 2020, it was unclear when exactly Australian extreme metal band Aversions Crown would be releasing new music. Now, however, we have a more definitive answer to that question – along with the revealing of the band’s new vocalist, too. Oh, and a new song, “The Soil”.

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