Friday, 21 July 2017

GRAVEWARDS - SUBSCONSCIOUS LOBOTOMY, 2017 (OLD SCHOOL DM)


Gravewards - Subconscious Lobotomy


 Gravewards are from Athens, Greece, and recorded Subconscious Lobotomy at Made In Hell Studios. With that title, I think we know what to expect from the band. Think of Autopsy's vocals fused with the sound of Bolt Thrower would be a safe starting to point to describe Gravewards.

  The speed is mid paced, but it is grimy enough for my punk side to enjoy the EP. I guess to put a delightful image in your mind, imagine mosh in a sewer played by a group of musicians floating down the quaint unclean stream. It is that level of stench combined with sheer unfiltered death metal. Expanding the nerdom further, imagine the band then leaving the sewer to appear in a graveyard to play to a group of the undead who have just woke up and are slowly starting to flail their limbs around to the metal. 

  Sweaty smelly metal is always good as it retains a rawness to its soul, which Gravewards employ nicely on Subconscious Lobotomy. I'd like them to be a bit faster for my own tastes as this would ramp up the mosh to a greater level, but it is a solid EP. Fans of old school dm and death/doom will appreciate and enjoy Subconscious Lobotomy. 

  Overall Graveward's debut EP 'Subconscious Lobotomy' is a strong EP, which also showcases a strong DIY spirit within the sound and offers classic unfiltered old school death metal that speaks to the senses. 

 Contact:

 gravewardsband@gmail.com




ANCIENT VISIONZ RANDOM EDITION 21-7-17 PLAY LIST (DIY METAL RADIO)



ANCIENT VISIONZ RANDOM EDITION 21-7-17 PLAY LIST (DIY METAL RADIO)



Featured in this episode: Death Metal, Old School DM, Brutal DM, Thrash, Crossover, Doom, Hard Rock, Metal, silly humor, & skits.

1818 - Believe (3:41)
Bludy Gyres - Defy the Lie (8:47)
Brume - Reckon (9:13)
Jaw Bones - The Ride To Nowhere (4:29)
Kroh - Living Water (5:12)
HERESIARCH - Harbinger (4:06)
Anubi's Servants - Duat (2:53)
Antidote - 3rd Time In Greenland (5:29)
CORPSIA - The Rite (2:53)
ENTRENCH - Iron Coffin (5:48)
Nuclear Warfare - Half Truths (3:33)
Casket Robbery - Lilith (3:00)
DENY THE URGE - All Or None (3:07)
Elder Devil - The Collected (1:51)
Enragement - Mass of a Thousand Suns (5:14)
Ingurgitating Oblivion - Amid The Offal, Abide With Me (1:43)
Mordatorium - Biting Cold (4:27)
Oracle - By the Hands of Aestrea (4:44)
Scalpel - Labors of Loathing (2:40)

ANOTHER NEW SITE BANNER


 Hey all, so I'm starting to work through the insane Ancient Visionz backlog, which is probably going to take the next week to do! I decided to create another banner for the site. I purposedly made it to capture the DIY feel and nature of the site. I could of opted for quality in terms of pics and fonts and more, but myself and Pat feel this captures the nature of the site accurately. We are 100% non profit and do everything for the love of the art. Mosh, music, and nerding.


Thursday, 20 July 2017

ANCIENT VISIONZ WARM UP SHOW PLAY LIST POSTED TOMORROW


Hey all, well the test show was rad and the play list shall be uploaded tomorrow. Thx all who helped spread the word.

ANCIENT VISIONZ DIY METAL RADIO TODAY W/ WARM UP SHOW! (ON AIR








Hey all, so I'm so amped to back that I decided to do a warm show before we return on Saturday. In truth there are so many promos to get through that we needed to do a show to feature some of them. Ok, so here are the links for the stream and chat in-case anyone has forgotten.


Airplay/promo: ancientvisionz@gmail.com


Twitter: https://twitter.com/moshpunkvisionz


Live stream:

http://thewastelands.myl2mr.com/
thewastelands.listen2myshow.com


Chat: Old Brutal Existence Radio Chat:

 http://widget00.mibbit.com/?settings=acc9b9e23270ae702140e9eb875c10e8&server=irc.rizon.net&channel=%23brutalexistenceradio 


Ancient Visionz Show Info:

https://ancientvisionz.blogspot.co.uk/p/ancient-visionz-metal-radio-diy-metal.html

ANCIENT VISIONZ IS BACK!


Yo what up all, in total hyperness we announce that we are now back on a new pc with a new set up and  are raring to go! It has been one long frustrating period with first recovering from eye strain and focusing on college studies, then awaiting a new motherboard/machine. However, DIY studios is ready and we are so pumped and amped to be back. There will be an Ancient Visionz warm up show today to feature some of the many promos we received then we return on Saturday with the usual Ancient Visionz show. Raaaa! \m/ 1.

DIY STUDIOS RETURN TO OFFICE TODAY!


 Hey all, just a quick update to remind everyone that Ancient Visionz is about to return after a long hiatus due to 2 factors:

Eye strain from my college studies & awaiting a new motherboard for my PC. 

  I'm about to go collect my PC, so DIY studios should be up and running and later today. I may do a random edition of Ancient Visionz tonight to play some of the many promos I've been sent. The backlog is crazy and it is going to take some time tp update the site, but I'm just glad to be back at long last. A big thanks to Pat who helped with the site by posting some new reviews and interviews whenever he could. 

Ok, see you all later today.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Hell Preacher Johnny of Merciless Onslaught radio show done by Patrick posted on 7-19-17

Hello
Hope  everyone  is  having  a  good  week  so  far? Here is  a  new  interview I  have  done  with  Hellpreacher  Johnny  who  hosts  the  diy  Merciless  Onslaught  show.If you  have  never  heard  his  show  please  check  out the  interview  and  tune in  or  download  the  shows.If you  are  a  band,label  or PR.Companie  be  sure to  get  in touch  as  I  am  sure  Johnny  will check your  band{s}  out  if  they  fit  his  musical  taste I  am  sure he  will feature  you.
Metal  Regards
Patrick
fiendformetal@live.com
https://plus.google.com/110515263288050247357?hl=en
https://twitter.com/PDeathrasher



Interview  with  Hellpreacher  Johnny  DJ of  Merciless Onslaught  done  by   Patrick


1.Hello  Johnny  how  are  things  in  Texas  these  days? Please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers?

Hey man, still hot as fuck in Texas hahah! the never ending summer. For everyone that doesn't know my name is Johnny from San Antonio, Texas but most know me as Hellpreacher, the host of Merciless Onslaught. I also created and run the Merciless Models pages if anyone didn't know. So if bands might be looking for models to help promote their merch and whatnot I could probably help out there.


2.When  did you  become  interested  in doing  a   internet  radio  show?And  how  did you  choose  the  name  Merciless  Onslaught  as  the  name  of the  show?

Well I always wanted to do radio but I never listened to any internet radio or really paid any attention to it but Jeff from the band Iniquitous told me about Brutal Existence Radio and said I would do great on there. So summer of 2010 he got me to listen to Audio Aggression w/MetalMark, while listening it felt right and would be something I could do.

As for the name Merciless Onslaught it comes from two different places. Obviously Metal Church's song "Merciless Onslaught" plays into it but along with it would be a small tribute to the Tone Control, he was the host of the Thursday Night Metal Show on KSYM here in San Antonio. His show helped with some great bands I hadn't heard yet, so the Audio Onslaught had corrupted me haha!
The name really plays well into what I throw on the show as well. Playing whatever the fuck I want without any mercy to the listeners. They always have to suffer with my background music mostly.
 
 
 
3. Merciless Onslaught   was  first  played on  Brutal Existence  Radio{R.I.P}  was  it  long  before you  decided  to  bring the show  back  to the  airwaves?

It wasn't long, actually the show kept going without any interruption. I had just did the 6th Anniversary special 2 days before BER went down, so I searched online to see how I can continue doing my show live without BER. Some of the DJ's decided to take a small break but I just kept on doing the Onslaughts. 
Truly bummed me out that BER had to go but the show must go on. 
Some of the fellow DJ's at BER still going with their shows as well after the break they had. BER may be gone but we are still together diy style, really cool family to have I'd say.

4.What  styles  of  metal  and music  do you  play  on  the  show?And  if  any bands  or  labels  are  reading this  where  can  they  send  music  to  be  featured on  one  of your  upcoming  shows?
 
Mostly Black, Death & Thrash Metal but I play a lot of different shit. It comes down to if I like it I play it, no reason for me to play something I don't like to hear.
 
If Bands and Labels want to send in music they can email me at hellpreacher6@yahoo.com or contact me at my Merciless Onslaught facebook page. 
Just remember if I don't like it I won't play it. 
So maybe take a listen to an episode or two first or look at some of the past playlists. 
 
5.For  the  readers  who  have never  heard your  show   what  day  and  time  does your  show  come  on? And  where  can the readers  tune in  to  listen  to    Merciless Onslaught ?

The show is LIVE every Tuesday night from 10pm-1am EDT
Here's the link to listen to the show live http://mercilessonslaught.listen2myshow.com/

We also still use the old Brutal Existence Radio chatroom
 
I believe the site will play a hour of the last recorded episode whenever it isn't live. 
Merciless Onslaught special episodes will also end up at the mixcloud page.
 
 
6.Johnny  you  live  in  Texas   what  are your  thoughts  of the  metal scene  in  Texas?

Texas metal scene is a great one. Sometimes a show might not get a good turnout but it still ends up being a fucking great show. Right now I still say that Houston is the one delivering the goods, in bands and shows.
I will say that San Antonio shows get more insane at times.

7.Who  are your  all-time  favorite  Texas  bands   and  are their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the readers  should  watch  out  for?
 
I think the list would be too long but here are some great ones! Hellpreacher, Infernal Death, Blood Spill, Absu, Morbid Scream, Imprecation, S.A. Slayer, Fearless Iranians From Hell, Scum Allegiance, Apocalyptic Horror, Death Tripper, Militia, D.R.I., Hod, Plutonian Shore, Averse Sefira, and can't ever forget Necrovore!
 
There are always new bands to check out, Here's a few that some might have overlooked:
W├╝lfskol - from Houston
Venereal Baptism - from Laredo 
Black Jackal - now San Antonio
Expander - from Austin
Church of Disgust - from San Marcos
Remnants - from Houston
Voidspawn - from San Antonio
Pious Levus - from San Antonio
Funeral Ash - from Kingsville
 
 
8.Besides bands   are  their  any  honest  and reliable  labels  or  distro's  you  could  recommend  to  the readers?

Lot of good ones out there but usually stick with the same ones like Headsplit Records, Dark Descent Records, Memento Mori, Xtreem Music, Iron Bonehead Productions, Hells Headbangers, Pulverised Records, Forever Plagued Records, Nuclear War Now!, and World Terror Committee.

Also check out Nigredo Records, Diabolic Force Distribution, and Unholy Black Abyss Productions.

9.When  not  preparing  for your  next  show  or  taking  care  of  emails   what  do you  like to do  in your  free time?

Don't remind me about those damn emails hahah!! 
Well with the free time I like watching lots of wrestling, mainly BJW, Dragon Gate and DDT Pro. So many promotions out there I just like to watch them all. 
My misanthropic side is taking over and lately haven't really cared about going to much shows. I'd rather stay in and watch some wrestling or see some movies, jam some music and play Battlefield. 

10. Merciless Onslaught   is  a  diy  radio show  would  you  like to  find  a new station to  work  with  or  do  you  prefer to  stay  diy?

I had some offers when BER shut down, none of them really felt good like BER did though. Would be nice to find a good station to be apart of but they would have to be loose with their rules and let me do my show my way like BER let me do. I enjoy the diy way right now cause I don't have to worry about running over time or follow any rules.
 
If someone at a station sees this and would like the Onslaught to join feel free to message me or maybe just to run a replay of the podcast shoot me a message. Don't be like everyone and be afraid to ask me shit. 
 
 
 
 
11.Besides   metal  music  do  you  currently  listen to  any  other  forms  of  music? If  yes  who  are  some  of your  favorite  bands  and  artists?

I do listen to other shit than just metal. Really enjoy some good synth works, newer darkwave releases are great but recently there was a synthwave going and most became too soft and repetitive. Will throw on some stuff like 90's eurodance, 80's/90's freestyle, old and new electronic bands to techno industrial shit. Would Dark Ambient be thrown into this? cause that as well. 
Favorites? not sure but I do listen to these a lot: 
Kraftwerk, SSQ, Debbie Deb, 2 Unlimited, Equitant, Crystal Castles, Perturbator, Nightcrawler, Kick Puncher, Reaper, even throw in some Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Also anything from John Carpenter.
Oh yeah can't forget the Tejano hahah!! If you listen to my show all that stuff I use for background music when I talk.


12.Do  you  get  to  go to  a lot  of  concerts  in your town? What  have  been  some  of your  most  memorable  shows  over the  years?
 
There is always a show to go to almost every day/week or so here in Texas. As I said before I have slowed down on going to every show. I kind of burnt myself out but will go to the ones I really want to go to. 
 
Hmm.. memorable shows? Quite of few like the Rites of Darkness, Sacrifice of the Nazarene Child, Goregrowlers Ball, Destroying Texas Fests etc. etc. Fests always have crazy stories. I could probably write a book of everything just at those fests. 
There was this one show that Lethal Aggression played in SA, was great cause of the fights and cops showing up out of nowhere instantly hahah! the bands didn't stop playing. Just felt right like it was part of the show.
One good one that the internet went nuts over without even knowing what exactly happened was Morbosidad at Fuckin' Metal Hell IV and the band Conflict who were playing upstairs at the same venue. You can just google search that if you want.
Oh yeah the year before that had a fun setting, Michael Sweet of Stryper was playing upstairs in the main room while Fuckin' Metal Hell III was downstairs in the basement. Kind of a heaven and hell thing hahah!! Was funny seeing Michael Sweet at times going down to the basement while Gravehill, Ghoulgotha, Blaspherian, Sacrocurse, and Terrorist played. Forgoat who but one of the bands gave him a shoutout and I think people started chanting Stryper haha could be wrong. 
 
 
 
13.Thank  you  Johnny  for  taking the  time  to  fill this   interview  out do  you  have  any  final  words  for the readers?

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to do this update.
Hopefully people would like to tune in live for the Onslut, if not they can download it the next day. Just expect a 3 hour desecration with underground metal, featuring new releases, obscure bands, Demos/EPs & Texas bands.
If anyone needs info on anything I play, feel free to message me and I will gladly tell you. 
 
Not sure for final words except Fuck Off And Die!

Website: http://hellpreacher.wixsite.com/mercilessonslaught
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MercilessOnslaughtTX/
Listen Live: http://www.mercilessonslaught.listen2myshow.com/
Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/merciless-onslaught/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hellpreacher-johnny
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChainsawGoat

ANCIENT VISIONZ RETURNS THIS WEEKEND


 Hey all, hope you are well. Tomorrow I'm collecting my new PC and Ancient Visionz Radio returns this weekend. Pat has posted a few new metal reviews that are worth checking out: 

http://ancientvisionz.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/metal-reviews-done-by-patrick-on-7-16-17.html

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Metal reviews done by Patrick on 7-16-17

Hello
Thanks  for  checking  out  the  new  blog  of  reviews  hopefully you  will find  something  to your  musical  taste.Be  sure to  support the  bands and  labels  that  keep  putting  out  great  music for  us  to  listen to.
Keep  watching the  blog  more  reviews and  interviews  coming  soon!!
Regards
Patrick
fiendformetal@live.com
https://twitter.com/PDeathrasher





Barbaric  Horde--Tainted Impurity  cassette  {War  Arts  Prod.}
Barbaric  Horde are a band  coming out  of  the  Portugal black metal scene.Tainted Impurity  is  the  bands second  demo  featuring five songs of  violent and  brutal  black metal.The band  does  have  some  death  metal  influences  mixed  in with music.The  guitars range from  heavy mid paced style to  a  more crazed,extremly fast  guitar  patterns.The guitarist  even  adds some  well written  and  played passages and  solo's mixed in  a  few of the  songs.The  drums  range from a heavy  mid paced  drum  style  to  a  allout assult  of  blast beats.The  vocals  are demonic  death metal  growls and  some  black metal  screech vocals.If you  have heard  Barbaric  Horde's debut  demo you  know  what to  expect but  if you  are a  new  listener  then  expect  nothing  less  then vicious,violent  black  metal.
                                                               
                                                           Label  Contact
                                                      http://war-arts-productions.com/
                                                      https://war-arts-productions.bandcamp.com/





Dead  Asylum-Death  Always  Wins  cd  {Self-Released}
Canada's  Dead  Asylum  have  released their  sophomore  release Death  Always  Wins.Which  is  a  nice  mix  of  melodic  death metal  and  some  fast,raging  thrash  parts mixed into  the  music.The  guitars  are played with some very  well written  and  performed patterns  going from slower,mid pace range but  then the  guitarist  goes for a  faster tthrashing  guitar style.The  guitarist  also shows off his  writing  skills  by  adding some well played  and written guitar solo's and patterns.The drumming  is  done  in  top notch  style with both  some  thrashing drum  style but can  also  play a more melodic and controlled  drum pace.If you  are  a  fan  of well composed  and played  melodic death  with a lot  of thrash  elements  then  be sure to  pick up  a  copy  of  Death  Always  Wins  today.
                                                                                                    
                                                                               Band  Contact
                                                           http://www.thedeadasylum.com/
                                                          https://deadasylum.bandcamp.com/










Displeased  Disfigurement---Origin Of  Abhorrence   cd {CDN  Rec.}
Displeased  Disfigurement are  one  of  the  first bands I  have  heard  from  South  Africa  and  are  a really  good  brutal death metal band.Origin Of  Abhorrence   is  the  bands second full length  featuring nine tracks  of well  written  and  performed  brutal  death metal.The  drums  are  played  with hyperspeed blast  beats but  do  slow to  a  more controlled mid paced  style  in  a few  songs.The  vocals  are heavy,brutal death metal  growls.If you  are  a  fan  of  brutal death  metal  then  be sure  to  pick  up  a  copy  of  Origin Of  Abhorrence   you  will  not  be  disappointed.
                                                                   Label  Contact
                                                     http://www.cdnrecords.com/
                                                  https://twitter.com/cdnrecords




Extermination Angel--Demo  2017  cassette {Self-Released}
Maryland's Extermination Angel  return  with  a  brand  new  demo  featuring  six  tracks  of  thrash  fuelled  death  metal  anthems.The  music  stays  pretty  much  in  the  thrash  metal realm  with  some old-school death  metal  influences  mixed into  the  music.The  guitars range from crazed,fast  riffs  to  a  more  controlled  slower  guitar  pattern  used in  some of the  tracks.The  guitarist  can  play  both  extremely fast and  a  slower,mid paced  range  equally  good  and even throws  in  some  well  written and performed  solo's.The  drums  are  done  in  the  same  vein  with extreme and blasting  patterns  but  do  slow to  a  more  controlled  mid paced  drum  style.The  vocals  are  raw thrashy  screams  mixed with  some gruff old school  growls.If you  are a  fan  of  well  written  and  performed  thrash  mixed with  old-school  death metal  influences  then  be sure to  check  out  Extermination Angel  today.
                                                                                                      
                                                                              Band  Contacts
                                                             https://exterminationangel666.bandcamp.com/
                                                       https://www.facebook.com/ExterminationAngel/
                                                               exterminationangel@gmail.com



Vehementer--Replenishment  Circle{The Black Spectrumfest} 7Inch,cassette {Bloodharvest Rec.}
Serbia's  Vehementer is a  one  man band founded by Ferreus The Adversor.The  musical  style  is violent early thrash metal  mixed with  old school black metal.The guitar work  is done with a lot  of aggressive thrashing patterns and even some  well written  solo's  mixed into the music,The  vocals are grim,raw screams mixed with some spoken type  vocals  used throughout the  songs.If you  are a fan  of  old-school black thrashing  metal  then  be  sure to  check  out Vehementer's  releases today.
                                                                                         Label   Contact
                                                                               http://www.bloodharvest.se/
                                                              https://bloodharvestrecords.bandcamp.com/

Thursday, 13 July 2017

ANCIENT VISIONZ RETURNS NEXT WEEK!


Peace all, man it has been a frustrating period, but we are finally ready to get things popping again with Ancient Visionz. I've recovered from eye strain and my pc has been repaired and is ready.  The backlog to clear is insane, but we shall be back on air next weekend, and the site resumes regular update once the backlog is a little lighter. Talk soon peeps.
 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

ANCIENT VISIONZ RETURNS SOON!


 Peace all, just an update to let you all know Ancient Visionz hasn't stopped, but I've been recovering from eye strain and had to focus on my studies for school, but the shows and site will return soon. I posted some previous updates about it a few weeks ago at the link below. 

  We should be back on air in the next 2-3 weeks and the site shall be active again.


http://ancientvisionz.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/no-ancient-visionz-radio-today-show-on.html