Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ruthless Cut New Album for 2015

With vintage ’80s metal sounds experiencing an unmistakable renaissance, Los Angeles cult metallists Ruthless have picked the perfect time to unleash a reunion disc (their first in 29 years!) titled ‘They Rise.’

Comprised of members Sammy D (vocals), Kenny McGee (guitars/vocals), Dave Watson (guitars), Marc McGee (bass/vocals), and Jason Van Slyke (drums), Ruthless’ reunion was not a pre-planned proposition, according to McGee. “This just kinda happened. Me and Sam were just thinking of doing some recordings…not even thinking Ruthless would ever happen again. But, after our new drummer, Jason, came down, the first practice, we went, ‘Wow!!!’ We fit together perfectly!”

And McGee is a firm believer in the new material (which was produced and engineered by Bill “Slayer, W.A.S.P., Armored Saint” Metoyer) – “I think this new album compares to the ‘Metal Without Mercy’ album. The opening song, ‘Defender,’ just kicks your ass! Second song, ‘Laceration,’ is very melodic/slow picking in the intro, and then kicks into a killer double harmony riff. Third song, ‘They Rise,’ is another favorite – heavy bass riff and guitars. It lifts you up and drops you down. Also, ‘Time Waits’ is a slower song with very emotional singing – Sammy tears it up on the vocals.”

Beginning today, fans will be able to rediscover/discover one of the best kept metal secrets of the 1980’s.


Responsible for two classics of the metal underground the 1984 EP ‘Metal Without Mercy’ and 1986’s full-length ‘Discipline of Steel,’ Ruthless picks up exactly where they left off with their new disc, which can be purchased via the following links:

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Friday, January 30, 2015

DEHUMAN Premieres "Crypts of Blood"

The song is a raging piece of uncompromisingly fast, epic and vicious slab of take-no-prisoner Death Metal that mixes the best of both the old-school feel and modern production and musicianship. Fans of old-school Pestilence, Vader and Suffocation will be served a (bloody) plate of first choice cuts.



Produced at both the Blackout Studio (Enthroned, Emptiness) and Sainte Marthe Studio (Arkhon Infaustus, Deep In Hate, Department of Correction), “Graveyard of Eden” is the follow-up to the band’s 2012 debut Black Throne of all Creation.The album will be released on March 9 (world) and March 10 (North America and digital) as a limited-edition deluxe DigiSleeve CD. Vinyl treatment – white collectors vinyl (100 copies) and stadard black (400 copies) – will come on April 13. Preorders for the release will begin February 9 at


DEHUMAN will celebrate the new album with an official release party on March 13 at Le Biplan in Lille (Facebook Event) with label mates Savage Annihilation and Infected Society. Shortly after, the band embark on a Spanish tour with Hungary’s GraveCrusher and Spain’s Riot of Violence. Tour poster can be seen below.



Sepulcher of Malevolence

Crypts of Blood

Obedience to Pestilence

Invocation of Sublime Death

Cries of Nihility*

Temple of Lust and Fire

Cerebro Veneficium

Ov Madness

Goddess of Sins


*LP bonus track

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Chil Wil The Panther EP Review

A number of the rappers that are currently looking to break it big glom onto established rap flows for their claim to fame. Chil Wil is an artist that comes forth with a distinctive style of rap that will tattoo itself into the minds and hearts of listeners. The production of this EP makes each of the five cuts ready for rap rotation; the album’s initial track Stridin straddles the line between gritty street anthem and smart flow. The epic beat that starts out He Hate Me is built upon by Chil Wil’s deft rapping skills; instrumental and vocal combine to create something substantive and effecting. Chil Wil’s style here touches upon 50 Cent while keeping the absolute harmony of his flow high. The lyrics are crisp and clear, pushing the composition to an entirely new plateau.SONY DSC

The Bad Guy (featuring Young Mall$) is a more laid-back cut; the track is the perfect cruising music. A seventies-infused backdrop and up-front vocals give The Bad Guy ample replay potential. Smart use of silence allows for the track to hit harder than efforts that assault ears from beginning to end.

Sweetest Thing keeps the tempo light and slower, showcasing Chil Wil’s ability to work in the R&B genre. The ability to stand tall and keep his persona constant through each of the cuts on The Panther EP keeps the momentum high for the last track, Stoned Walls. Stoned Walls has Chil Wil build off of Kanye’s Can’t Tell Me Nothing beat to establish something wholly different, new, and something that any fan of rap should ultimately seek to search out.

Make sure to keep an eye out for Chil Wil’s full-length album, which will be out later this year.

Top Tracks: He Hate Me, Stridin

Rating: 9.0/10

Chil Wil The Panther EP Review / 2015 Self / 5 Tracks /