West Chicago Metal Industrial project DERISION CULT, led by multi-instrumentalist Dave McAnally is set to release their newest studio album, Charlatans Inc., on September 14, 2021. Charlatans Inc. is a visceral take on media manipulation and provocation in America. With citizens producing more data about themselves, and media and big tech getting better and better at extracting and refining that data, with all of us plugged into an over-stimulated digital world, buyers need be beware.
“I was driven to use this album as a platform to say something about the role consumerism played in provoking outrage and anxiety in the last year. The media doesn’t want you to think, they want you to feel. But as long as we can identify those things when we see them, we become immune and find real peace and harmony.
This is not a political album. It’s about media and the importance to filter signals and understand when you’re being marketed to. More than ever, your beliefs, your politics and your passions are all up for sale. Buyers beware.”
Track List: 1. The Great Reset 2. Call a Man God 3. Amplify 4. Worlds Collide 5. This is Control 6. Charlatans 7. View from the Cross 8. I・VI・MMXXI
Derision Cult is a project by Chicago solo artist Dave McAnally. Dave is an Iowa native and a multi-instrumentalist involved in a number of projects across a range of genres. He’s been featured on releases by Metropolis Records as well as his own imprint South Street Dungeon.
Black Label Society announced their 11th studio album, Doom Crew Inc., out November 26 via Spinefarm. The album will be available digitally, on CD and on 2-disc vinyl via three limited colour variants (details below).
Exclusive vinyl variants: –
White x 2000
Silver x 2000
Grey/marble x 2000
Additionally, Spinefarm have created an extra-special loaded & limited box, including grey/marble vinyl, cassette, CD, t-shirt, pin badge, enamel badge & an official photo card. Limited to 500 worldwide.
Grammy-nominated band TRIVIUM — Matt Heafy [vocals, guitar], Corey Beaulieu [guitar], Paolo Gregoletto [bass], and Alex Bent [drums] — have announced that they will release their tenth album, titled In The Court Of The Dragon, on October 8 via longtime label Roadrunner Records. The record was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur and recorded in the Fall of 2020 at Full Sail University in Orlando.
Grammy Award nominated progressive metallers Between The Buried And Me have announced their highly anticipated new album, ‘Colors II’ today. The album will be released on Friday, August 20th via Sumerian Records with pre-orders available now from betweentheburiedandme.com.
Today, Employed To Serve officiallyannounce their fourth album, Conquering, their most metal offering yet. The record will be their second full-length record to be released via Spinefarm and is due to drop on September 17th 2021.
REVIEW: Ensiferum – ‘Thalassic’ by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
Ensiferum are pioneers in melodic folk metal and their new eighth album ‘Thalassic’ which is released July 10th 2020 via Metal Blade Records asserts this yet again. The album’s title translates from ancient Greek as “of or relating to seas” and this theme is strong throughout and the mythology touched upon in the album helps take the bands sound to another level being their most forceful offering yet.