Influenced by 80’s thrash giants like Exodus, Anthrax and Metallica plus later-day heroes like Killswitch Engage, ENIME’s music is ‘heavy articulate, clean, thrashy, and also melodic.’ ENIME are a band not afraid to gaze into the abyss and to take musical and lyrical inspiration from it. But no inspirations from mythical gods and monsters, rather ENIME are inspired by the world around us. Unleashing their debut album ‘Demon Inside’ during July 2016, the Montreal based metallers have teamed up with Metal-Rules.com for the premiere of their new lyric video ‘Selling Fear‘, a track off the release about how the government and media use fear as a scare tactic to keep the general population in check.
Watch ‘Selling Fear’ below:
ENIME’s debut album ‘Demon Inside’ is now available on the band’s online store here, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all major online retailers.
With many classics and popular bands to look forward to at Bloodstock this year, we must remember all the most successful of bands started off as new blood at one point or another. And with the Hobgoblin New Blood stage’s line up now complete, Metal Rules have compiled five bands we think are worth checking out over the weekend.
31 years since the release of debut album “Bonded by Blood” and Bay Area legends Exodus hit the road with a European and UK tour to mark the occasion.
Carrying Lost Society and Striker in tow, they paid a visit to The Underworld in London (admittedly one of their favourite spots to play, according to frontman Steve “Zetro”) for what was to be a consistently crazy night of crowdsurfing and moshing for all to enjoy.
Tonight saw the return of Prong; the American industrial/thrash metal band, which was formed back in 1986 by guitarist and vocalist Tommy Victor to our UK shores and after announcing their cover album earlier this year, it was clear these guys were as excited to be here as we was to see them!
South England thrashers Divine Chaos were fortunate to be the only support band chosen to play before Sodom at The Underworld, and about an hour before they took to the stage to find out more about their songwriting, lyrical themes and views on short albums!
Having been a fan of Wolf since I first saw them at Bloodstock in 2009 I was more than ready for their return to the UK and one of my favourite London venues; The Underworld, Camden. With it’s dark, intensely close atmosphere it’s a terrific venue for high energy and engaging bands such as the ones on the bill that evening.
Thanks to Tom Hack at Massacre Records for making the interview possible.
Thanks to Massacre Records for providing promo pictures of the band.
A while back I got the opportunity to talk to the guitarist John Ricci from the legendary Canadian act Exciter. Exciter’s new studio album is called DEATH MACHINE and was released late last year, so to talk about that album was a given. Besides that, we also handled issues like band-members and the past present and the future for the band. Take a look at what Mr Ricci had to say.
Watch Them Die’s new CD, BASTARD SON, hit me like a ton of bricks upon first listen. Not only is the Oakland-based band pulverizing in its intensity and outright brutality, but the thrash-influenced riffs of Greg Valencia and ferocious vocals of Pat Vigil tore me a new one. With every other new CD released these days seeming to be a metalcore hackfest, it was refreshing to hear an American band flip off the norm and go right for the jugular.
Pat Vigil took the time to answer a few questions about the new album, their just-completed tour with Exodus and 3 Inches of Blood, being on the road with GWAR and how the combination of Black Metal, punk, hardcore and Bay Area thrash bands shaped the ass-kicking sound of Watch Them Die…