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Music Review: Venomous Maximus CD: Beg Upon The Light

Label: Napalm Records

Available

                   ESP/SWE/NOR: 03.07.2013
G/A/S, UK FIN & Benelux: 05.07.2013
EUROPE: 08.07.2013 USA/Canada: 09.07.2013

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Time to feel the DOOM boys and girls!  I had the great pleasure to listen to Texas based Venomous Maximus today and I don’t know what’s in the water out in Texas but these guys drank a big dose of it because they have put together quite the doom metal album with ‘Beg Upon The Light’.  It’s Doom, it’s catchy, it’s occult and it’s good.  Also you have some pretty epic beards going on here, I guess that’s a doom metal thing Rasputin-esque beards or something.  Anyway read on for my review! Continue reading Music Review: Venomous Maximus CD: Beg Upon The Light

SCORPION CHILD – reveal »Scorpion Child« cover art and tracklist!

Austin, Texas-based classic rock sensation SCORPION CHILD have revealed the artwork and tracklist of their forthcoming self-titled album. Continue reading SCORPION CHILD – reveal »Scorpion Child« cover art and tracklist!

IRON MAIDEN Song Used In Literature Class

According to Amarillo.com, West Texas A&M University professor Martin Jacobsen recently fused metal music and literature classes by using the “Out Of The Silent Planet” track off IRON MAIDEN‘s 2000 album “Brave New World” during a class exercise, presenting visual diagrams of lyrics construction with the music playing at the same time.

“The students were mad for it,” the professor tells Amarillo.com. “They just thought it was crazy and they loved it. I threw it out there just as an offhand comment one day — ‘What we ought to do is have a class in heavy metal’ — and there was universal agreement from the students in the class, like, ‘Yes, we should actually do that.'”

The class exercise was such a hit that Jacobsen is now teaching a new course called “Introduction To Literature: Heavy Metal As A Literary Genre”. The professor explains that many metal lyricist have been inspired by some of the greatest writers of all time.

“You constantly see these nods to the intellectual tradition that these writers, these lyricists come from,” he said. “It’s connected itself and grounded itself in literary tradition. Therefore it’s reasonable to conclude that it is a form of literature as well as a form of music. In much the same way, you might say country music is a species of folklore.”

22-year-old student Eric Bauer, who got really into heavy metal in middle school with METALLICA, thinks heavy metal is a broader genre than it gets credit for.

“In the lyrics of heavy metal, you can write about anything,” he said. “Social issues, the human experience, wizards and dragons — if you’re interested in a subject, there’s probably a heavy metal song about it.”

PSYCHOTHERMIA New Album Streaming on Metal Insider – Tour Dates Announced

 

 

PSYCHOTHERMIA New Album Streaming on Metal Insider – Tour Dates Announced  

  

Fall to the Rising Sun Available Tomorrow

Southern California’s PSYCHOTHERMIA are set to unleash their debut album Fall to the Rising Sun tomorrow. The album can be ordered HERE. In celebration of the album’s release,PSYCHOTHERMIA has teamed up with Metal Insider for an exclusive stream ofPSYCHOTHERMIA‘s entire debut album. Get a first listen to Fall to the Rising Sun HERE.

 

In support of the new album PSYCHOTHERMIA will be hitting the road this March. Their tour kicks off March 8th in Phoenix, AZ and is currently slated to run through 3/22 in Albuquerque, NM. The band will also be appearing at this year’s SXSW Music Festival on 3/16.

 

No strangers to persistence and long hours in the studio, the guys in PSYCHOTHERMIA know what it means to take matters into their own hands. Fall To The Rising Sun was self-produced and recorded in the band’s home studio (Control Volume Studios) as well as engineered by the band members themselves. With the exception of ‘Anarchy’, which was mixed by the notorious Fred Archambault (producer/engineer, Avenged Sevenfold), all the songs were mixed by guitarist Jon Russo. “I’d wake up after 15 hours in the studio, with my ears hurting, and have to go in and do it again… all while working around my jobs,” says Jon. One cannot question their dedication.

 

Prior to April, 2012, all four members performed together in a previous group (Canobliss). Together in this group they achieved such accolades as three nominations for San Diego Music Awards; opening performances for legends Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, HellYeah, Biohazard, & more; as well as song placements on nearly 10 extreme sports and motorsports DVDs. They have already toured across much of the United States; with a fresh project and new album Fall To The Rising Sun in their hands, PSYCHOTHERMIA is ready to catch the wind. The fire is real…

PSYCHOTHERMIA Live

3/8: Phoenix, AZ @ 910 Live

3/10: San Angelo, TX @ The Deadhorse

3/13: Austin, TX @ Hoek’s Death Metal Pizza

3/14: San Antonio, TX @ Zombies

3/15: Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club

3/16: Austin, TX @ Bayou Lounge (LAND SHARK Showcase) – Early

3/16: Dallas, TX @ The Curtain Club – Late3/17: Arlington, TX @ Six Flags Over Texas

3/18: Tulsa, OK @ Ole Memorial Lounge

3/19: Lubbock, TX @ Depot District O-Bar

3/20: Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground

3/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge

For More Info Please Visit:

http://psychothermia.com/

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