Vinyl became more of a fetish these days. Not only for those into more extreme looks and the cover arts, but also for those that are drawn to the sound of a needle surfing through a record. Those subtle noises may improve the listening experience to those keen into listening to them. Most of those people who had that old sound fetish are more than pleased to see contemporary bands from different genres take interest in releasing those precious vinyl versions of albums that made impact on the digital world. So, here comes Pig Destroyer to take on the vinyl format for the pleasure of all.
Ahead of attending to their live performance at Festival Del Diablo, there was a press conference held. Scheduled to begin at 4:00 pm, notwithstanding, following the Colombian tradition in which delays are always expected, San Francisco Bay Area thrashers, Possessed, earned the conference table around 4:30 pm.
All That Remains is one of those bands that fight against being labeled as any particular metal genre and rather call themselves a metal band. This time, mixing different melodic influences in their latest album ‘The Order Of Things’, the band releases the video for ‘Victory Lap’, the second video release from the album where they show how important live performances are to them and how they make music.
As many of you know, one of the genres that are most widely spread in the world is death metal. The rawness in their lyrics and the depiction of physical pain among the growing struggles of living are things that we all can relate to directly, without metaphors. That approach has made many musician to take death metal as part of their ethos, as their preferred media to express themselves. In Colombia, there are plenty of fans of the genre, which will bring none other than Vader to feast their ears and along them, as supporting act you will find a local band, Tears of Misery.
Polish death metal behemoths Vader have recently released a strictly limited edition of rarities after an arduous and exquisite collaboration with Witching Hour Productions. Moreover, Vader is preparing to greet Colombian audiences this upcoming Sunday in Manizales at HateWorks Extreme Music Festival, an event that will also introduce the presence of British death machine Benediction as co-headliners.
Meh Suff! Metal-Festival is taking place at Hüttikon near Zurich. A twenty-five minute train ride from the Zurich main station to Otelfingen, then a seven minutes ride with the shuttle bus provided by the festival will get you to the festival grounds. That is if you do not happen to arrive at the same time with the other one hundred metalheads, like we did, and hope to share the only small twenty seats in the shuttle van.
Saturday 28th at Festival Del Diablo, and quickly after attending the devastating and exhausting live performance from Aire Como Plomo, Colombian hardcore unit El Sagrado took the primary stage and shattered the audience with a potent release of sampled introductions tangled with an old-school vein in the amalgam of thrashing hardcore with crossover grooving metal. Thoroughly anticipated I dare say, even thus I never had seen them live. Although, El Sagrado promptly failed to apprehend my undivided listening, predominantly due to their overblown compositions welded with more modern biases such as the liberal use of samplings throughout their songs that bequeathed me abhorrently after [...]
This past Saturday, November 28th, offered me the possibility to attend one of the strongest Aire Como Plomo live performances I had the pleasure of reporting, this time at Festival Del Diablo, which took place in the mountains of Bogotá, Colombia. Initially, after seeing the act live three times already during this year, we were not expecting anything different. Nevertheless, Aire Como Plomo transpired such an outburst of frenetic energy and destructive power on stage that made them known to many, setting their grounds at a very professional level in the Colombian extreme music scene.