Arriving on Friday The 13th are a couple of new releases from Metal Blade Records artists Gozu and Behemoth. The Boston band, Gozu return with their new album titled "Equilibrium." It features 8-tracks, beginning with the chugging guitars of "Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat." The energy that the band delivers is unmatched as they continuing with the pounding rhythm of "The People vs. Mr T" and the psychedelic sonic grunge of "King Cobra." Their new album continues with the rally cry of "Prison Elbos," before finishing with the 11-minute epic, progressive rock piece "Ballad Of ODB." To find out more about Gozu and their latest release "Equilibrium," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/GOZU666.
The other April 13th release is the live Blu-ray/DVD from the Polish death metal band Behemoth. It features the band's shows in their home country of Warsaw, Poland and at the Brutal Assault Festival in 2016. The album titled "Messe Noire: Live Satanist" features nine-tracks of hard-hitting, heavy pounding metal, beginning with their introduction piece "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel." They speed things up with the neck-breaking assault of "Furor Divinus" and the grind of "Messe Noire." They wrap up their new live release with the growls and screams of "Ben Sahar," along with the nearly nine-minute, death-metal epic "O Father O Satan O Sun." Also included on the Blu-ray/DVD set are all of the official videos associated with the band's globally successful album, "The Satanist." To find out more about Behemoth and their latest release "Messe Noire: Live Satanist," please visit messenoire.pl.
At the end of the month, we get new re-issues of the first two albums from the Swedish doom metal band Count Raven. Both albums ("Storm Warning" and "Destruction Of The Void") will be re-released on April 27th with the full track listing and bonus tracks. Their debut album "Storm Warning" was originally released back in 1990 and introduced the work to the band's classic heavy, doom metal sound. The bonus tracks on the new reissue of the album feature the studio outtake "High Beliefs" and their raw demo of "Frightened Eyes Never Lie." Two years later, Count Raven would release their follow-up album "Destruction Of The Void," in which the band would grow upon their classic doom metal sound. The new reissue features two more demos, "Point Of Youth" and "Sworn To Fun" from the band's early days. To find out more about Count Raven, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/countravendoom.