Migrate Music Review: Voice Of Ruin

Voice of Ruin is a metalcore/ deathcore band from Geneva, Switzerland. Earlier this year they released their debut, self titled LP on Heimathome Records. Upon first listening I noticed a number of things: the record is fast, it’s fairly intense, there are lots of hammer-ons and pull-offs, lots of chugs and lots of bass drops. Being that these things are the quintessential elements of deathcore, we then have to see if these elements are utilized in a way that makes the album stand out as a cohesive work and that it brings something to the table that is worth listening to. And, I think that the album definitely does just that. It may use a lot of the older elements of deathcore to the table, but it mixes them with elements more in line with metalcore and brings with it a certain level of melody and groove that can be missing in most contemporary deathcore. I think fans of both genres could enjoy this band and that the musicians are definitely talented. I hope to hear new stuff from them in the future and I’m excited to see how they will grow as musicians. For fans of Despised Icon, Suicide Silence, etc.

You can listen to their music here: reverbnation.com/voiceofruin

Facebook and “Like” them here: facebook.com/voiceofruin

 

Article by Tommy Hemmer

 

THIS IS HELL Announces Details For Their Upcoming Album ‘Black Mass’

LONG ISLAND, NY – Long Island’s veteran hardcore metal group, This Is Hell, has announced that its fourth studio album, Black Mass, will see an October 11th release on Rise Records, confirming the identity of the mysterious website, AllRiseForTheBlackMass.com. The teaser site has seen a complete update, including a YouTube stream of the brand new track, “Black Mass.”

“The new album takes the crossover and metal influences from last album to much greater extremes and the end product was Black Mass, by far the heaviest and thrashiest songs we’ve written and recorded,” said guitarist, Rick Jimenez.

“Lyrically this album touches on issues we haven’t dove into before. Social injustice as a whole is a recurring theme. Persistence and empowerment are familiar themes with us that I’ve revisited, but with an even more aggressive outlook than before.”

Black Mass, the follow-up to the 2010 release, Weight of the World, was recorded earlier this summer at Killingsworth Studio in Valley Village, CA with producer, Tomas Costanza. 

“The artwork was done by Will Blood, an amazing English illustrator/artist that we’ve worked with on shirts and designs before,” added Jimenez. “The concept came from some lyrics and underlying themes from the album and Will really took the ball and ran with it. Whether someone takes the art at sheer superficial face value, or really absorbs the details and subtleties of it, it’s an extremely powerful piece of artwork. I feel the same way about the music and especially the lyrics on this new record.”
This Is Hell will hit the road next month for a North American tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid and The Chariot.
“We’re very excited for our upcoming tour with Underoath, Comeback Kid, and The Chariot,” said vocalist, Travis Reilly. “We’ve toured many times with Comeback Kid and we look forward to spending more time with them and meeting the other guys. It’s going to be great to play some new songs for a bunch of new faces.”
Stay tuned for more information on This Is Hell and Black Mass.

You can check out the tracklist below:

1. Acid Rain

2. Black History

3. Salt the Earth

4. Black Mass

5. The Wars: Part I

6. Mi Nombre

7. The Last Outlaw

8. Demons

9. The Reckoning

10. The Wars: Part II 

2011 tour w/ Underoath, Comback Kid and The Chariot:

Sept. 15 – Fayetteville, AR – Rogue

Sept. 17 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre

Sept. 19 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock

Sept. 20 – West Hollywood, CA – Key Club

Sept. 21 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse

Sept. 22 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre

Sept. 23 – Santa Clara, CA – The Avalon

Sept. 24 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

Sept. 26 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s

Sept. 27 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Venue

Sept. 30 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Avenue Theatre

Oct. 01 – Calgary, AB, Canada – The Gateway

Oct. 02 – Regina, SK, Canada – Riddell Centre

Oct. 03 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – The Garrick Centre

Oct. 04 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock

Oct. 06 – Covington, KY – Radiodown

Oct. 07 – London, ON, Canada – London Music Hall

Oct. 08 – Montreal, QC, Canada – La Tulipe

Oct. 10 – Quebec City, QC, Canada – Theatre Imperial

Oct. 11 – Manchester, NH – Rocko’s

Oct. 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance

Oct. 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

Oct. 14 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

Oct. 15 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx

Oct. 17 – Huntington, WV – The Big Sandy Superstore Arena

Oct. 18 – Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse

Oct. 19 – Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live

Oct. 20 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre 

Check out This Is Hell on Facebook here: facebook.com/thisishellny

And on Myspace here: myspace.com/thisishell

www.riserecords.com

Article by Matthew Dickson

Life In Your Way is back!!!

This has probably been the best news I have heard in awhile! O.K. I admit, I love this band. I always have, and always will. Life In Your Way has literally come back from the dead to put out a new album. And you can hear their new album teaser of their upcoming release Kingdoms on their Facebook page: Life In Your Way (You have to “Like” them before you can hear it, but that’s a good thing.)

Now let me leave you with my absolute favorite song by Life In Your Way called Salty Grave.

Article by Matthew Dickson

Download: No Sleep Records Free Music Sampler

No Sleep Records has released a free sampler music, featuring tracks from La Dispute, Balance and Composure, Aficionado, Into It Over It, Former Thieves and more. All you have to do is go to their FACEBOOK page and “Like” them.

Simple huh?

Now check out and download Former Thieves for FREE here:

DOWNLOAD: Former Thieves – Everything has a price, everything is stolen 

Article by Matthew Dickson

Watch: Converge @ House of Vans | 24 Aug 2011

Hell yeah! Some professional footage was done at the Converge show last night at the NYC House of Vans. And to top it off, Converge was joined on stage by Touche Amore‘s Jeremy Bolm. Can it get any better? You can watch the footage below with Bolm joining Converge  during the song Last Light  around 10 minutes into the video.

This is so sick…you can never go wrong with Converge!

Article by Matthew Dickson

Listen: The Devil Wears Prada – Mammoth

So when we found out The Devil Wears Prada released a new track to the interwebs…we had to share it with you all. Their latest track is titled Mammoth, and is featured on their upcoming album Dead Throne. Dead Throne is set to drop on September 13th, and we personally can’t wait.

But until then, we all can settle for their latest song Mammoth to hold us over.

 

Article by Matthew Dickson

Listen: We Came As Romans – What I Wished I Never Had

We Came As Romans have just released their latest single What I Wished I Never Had. The new song comes off of their upcoming album Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be which is set to hit stores on September 13th. So take a listen to the song below. And also on a side note…isn’t that a sick album cover?

 

Article by Matthew Dickson