While wandering the interhole last night and this morning I came across many items of interest — too many to pack into a single round-up post. So I’ll subdivide my findings and start here, with two discoveries that should interest thrash heads far and wide.
You’re looking at the first item above. It’s the recently revealed cover art for Skull, the forthcoming fourth album by the UK’s Evile, which is due for release on May 27 by Earache Records and Century Media. The artist is none other than NCS favorite Eliran Kantor. Like all of his art, this piece snags the attention and pulls it into the details of the work — which are mysterious. Evile explain that the artwork embodies a concept that’s connected to the music . . . but what that is we’ll have to learn later as more details trickle out.
As for the music, Evile drummer Ben Carter is quoted as saying, “Our fans can expect this album to be a return to our thrashier roots, as well as exploring new ground in typical EVILE form.”
And now it’s time for some actual music instead of musical forecasts.
This Danish thrash band are days away from seeing the March 29 release of their second album, Last Night of Solace, on the NoiseArt label. This morning they debuted a lyric video for the album’s final track, “Fractured Dimensions”. It’s fitting that the video is illustrated with flames and sparks, because the track burns like a house on fire.
The riffing in this song brings to mind the phrase “thrash your nuts off”. It will leave legions of gelded metalheads in its wake. Ladies should protect their ovaries, too. You’ll also probably want to have a neck brace handy before you press the play button, because there’s a high likelihood of headbang-induced muscle strain in your future. You may also feel an urge to yell “LOCKED UP!”
Okay, enough with the warnings. Here’s “Fractured Dimensions”: