Aug 012012

Between last night and this morning, I’ve come across so much new shit worth spreading around that I’m dividing up the collection into two pieces, this being the first one.

In this post are a new video from Bloodshot Dawn (UK), a new video from A Hill To Die Upon (U.S.), and another new video from Demonic Resurrection (India).


I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve written about this UK band and their self-titled 2012 album, which remains one of my favorite releases of the year (as explained in my January review). In April, we featured an official video for a track from the album called “Visions”, and this morning they released another official video. This time, the song is “Godless”, which is still available for free download at the Bloodshot Dawn Bandcamp page, where you can acquire the whole album, too.

Man, I do dig this song. It kicks you in the head like a pissed-off hyperkinetic mule. Killer riffs, killer drumming, and eye-popping guitar soloing leave no part of your face un-melted. And once again, we have a video — directed, filmed, and edited by Jordan Saunders of Dead Parrot Productions — that visually captures the head-whipping fury of the music. Check it out:


In other Bloodshot Dawn news, the band will be making their second appearance at the UK’s Blookstock Open Air festival on August 9 and they’ve begun pre-production work on their second album. They also have plans for fall/winter tours of the UK, Japan, India, and Western Europe. For more info, follow Bloodshot Dawn on Facebook (where you can see a quote from moi on their profile photo!).


I first came across A Hill To Die Upon in an October MISCELLANY post, and since then their name has continued to appear on our site — their 2011 album Omens made Andy Synn’s list of the year’s Great albums as well as his list of Personal Favorites, and we also posted this review of Omens.

Yesterday, thanks to a tip from Black Shuck, I saw that A Hill To Die Upon had just released an official music video for a track from Omens entitled “Adept In Divinity”. The song is a real hell-raiser. To borrow some words from Andy’s review, “the vocals bite and growl with violent intensity, gnashing their teeth through the . . . titanic grooves” of the song.” It’s a “controlled burn, primed to ignite in a crippling explosion of earth-shaking drums and scorched earth vocals.”

As for the video, well, there will be bloo000000d . . . .



And finally we come to yet another band that, like the first two, is a genuine NCS favorite who we’ve written about frequently. Like Bloodshot Dawn, Demonic Resurrection will be performing at the UK’s Bloodstock Festival on August 12 — though they’ll be traveling a bit farther to get there, all the way from India. And as we reported not long ago, they’ll also be performing at The Unicorn in Camden with Bloodguard and Karybdis.

As a tune-up for this overseas jaunt, DR played a live show on July 22 at the Blue FROG in Mumbai. The performance was filmed, and the first of the videos for that show have now surfaced (with multi-camera segments yet to come). This song is “The Unrelenting Surge of Vengeance”, from DR’s 2010 album, The Return To Darkness. Crushing stuff . . .


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