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October File – Our Souls To You

Posted in Industrial Metal, Metal by newmusicexcess on May 14, 2010

October File - Our Souls To You

Since I have just tidied up my copies of Terrorizer and got them in chronological order, it now gives me a chance to have a look at the most recent issue. I see a UK band I am not familiar with, October File, getting an 8 for there new album Our Souls To You. So I check it out on Spotify http://open.spotify.com/album/6xP92cnaLvvXFg1AJ0t2yb 

Methinks it’s rather good.

Track listing:

  1. Crawl
  2. Corporate Evasion
  3. Falter
  4. Dredge
  5. Eau Du war
  6. Our Souls To You (Part 1)
  7. A Public Display Of Anger
  8. Isolation
  9. September
  10. Love is (A Warm AK47)
  11. Our Souls To You

The release looks like it is available as 2 disks, one features the above tracks mixed by John Mitchel the other with the tracks (minus track 11) mixed by Justin Broaderick.

 

Here is the promo video for Another Day, taken from the previous album, Holy Armour From The Jaws Of God.

 

Reviewed at:

Metal Psalter – http://www.metalpsalter.com/review_october_file_our_souls_to_you.html

Lords Of Metal – http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/showreview.php?id=16093&lang=en

Metal As Fuck – http://www.metalasfuck.net/zine/reviews/2010/october-file-our-souls-you-candlelightearsplit

Metal Ireland – http://www.metalireland.com/2010/05/03/october-file-our-souls-to-you/

 

Genre(s):

  • Metal
  • Industrial Metal

 

Similar artists:

  • Send More Paramedics
  • Raging Speedhorn
  • Beecher
  • Eden Maine
  • Planes Mistaken for Stars
  • Breach
  • Will Haven
  • Tribute to Nothing
  • Outcry Collective
  • Rollins Band

 

Further information:

@Website – http://www.octoberfile.com/

@MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/octoberfile

@Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/October-File/181462811790

@Twitter – http://twitter.com/#search?q=%22october%20file%22

@Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_File

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Top 10 Crushing Metal Albums

Posted in Doom Metal, Metal, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on March 21, 2010

Sleep - Dopesmoker

Today I was thinking about the heaviness of Electric Wizard’s Dopethrone and was then so minded to construct a list of albums by bands that are similarly crushing in their heaviness. Here is my list of albums:

  • Sleep – Dopesmoker
  • Acid King – Zoroaster
  • Ramesses – Misanthropic Alchemy
  • Weedeater – God Luck and Good Speed
  • Bongzilla – Gateway
  • Ufomammut – Snailking
  • Goatsnake – Goatsnake 1
  • Church Of Misery – Master Of Brutality
  • OM – Earth Awakening
  • Reverend Bizarre – Harbinger Of Metal

 

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Pay What You Want Downloading – Moshpit Tragedy Records

Posted in Crust, Label, Metal, Punk, Sludge by newmusicexcess on February 2, 2010

Moshpit Tragedy

Way back in 2007 Radiohead created a great debate with their decision to release “In Rainbows” under a pay-what-you-want policy. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7037219.stm

Other bands have tried variations on this theme and in some cases simply made an album simply free to download.

Well, one label that has also gone with the pay-what-you-want approach is the Canadian based Moshpit Tragedy Records.

Specialising in Punk, Metal, Crust and Sludge the label doesn’t sell records or CD’s anymore, but allows people to download releases from their website and decide on how much they should pay. The label sees itself as a response to fans and artists being ripped off and abused by records companies over the years.

The latest label release is Burnt Cross’ “The Earth Dies Screaming”

http://moshpittragedy.com/info-burntcross2.php.

Label founder, Rayny Forster, is featured in the yet to be released record industry documentary ‘Behind The Suit And Tie’.

 http://behindthesuitandtie.com/

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