Album Review: The Lion’s Daughter – Future Cult

From a music lover’s perspective, the biggest irony of the world we live in is perhaps the fact that even though new music is technologically easier to discover and access than it has ever been, there is such little effort and desire on the part of the masses to actually do so, it is mind-boggling and often depressing. Many people are simply content staying loyal to the music they’ve listened to thousands of times over, others are hellbent on the notion that there is “no good new music out there”, and the elite ones are always ultra-critical of any and all new music, dismissing it as “unoriginal”. Contrary to popular belief, there is a plethora of incredible, unparalleled, original musical talent out and about, talent that even the golden generations of yesteryear could not match. St. Louis, Missouri based band The Lion’s Daughter is quite possibly one of the best-kept secrets in heavy music for the past 10 years, and most likely not by design. The blackened sludge metal group has released their third full-length album today, and it is about time we did our part in uncovering this secret, as this is the best thing you’d have heard from a metal band this year. Continue reading “Album Review: The Lion’s Daughter – Future Cult”

Album Review: Great Electric Quest – Chapter II

Great Electric Quest, the young band out of Southern California, may very well be one of the hottest bands around the current scene. With the release of their highly anticipated 2nd LP, titled ‘Chapter II’, the band continues to strengthen the unstoppable trajectory they’ve set for themselves as one of the leading rock bands in this modern musical landscape. Continue reading “Album Review: Great Electric Quest – Chapter II”

Ticket Giveaway: The Faceless @ Karman Bar

Tech-death giants The Faceless are currently on a US headline tour to promote their latest full-length album ‘In Becoming A Ghost’, along with support acts Lorna Shore, Dyscarnate and The Convalescence. The tour will come to an end in south Orange County on Friday August 3, with a show at the Karman Bar in Laguna Niguel, where the lineup will also include local opening acts Madrost and Blood For Our Brothers. Continue reading “Ticket Giveaway: The Faceless @ Karman Bar”

Behemoth announces North American Tour with At The Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room

Polish extreme metal giants Behemoth have announced the “Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v.” headline tour, with support acts At The Gates and Wolves in the Throne Room. The tour will see the three bands trek across North America this October-November. Behemoth also recently completed work on their 11th full-length album, which will see a worldwide release via Metal Blade Records (North America) / Nuclear Blast (Europe) this fall. Check out the dates below, along with quotes from Nergal of Behemoth and Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates: Continue reading “Behemoth announces North American Tour with At The Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room”

Album Premiere: SLC heavy-prog group Visitors unveils debut LP ‘Crest’

Metal Assault is extremely delighted to bring you an exclusive album premiere spotlighting one of our absolute favorite sub-genres in heavy music, prog. Contrary to popular belief, there is a plethora of great new, young bands blossoming in hard rock and heavy metal today, but the prog world in particular continues to be blessed by the emergence of fantastic young talent. Continue reading “Album Premiere: SLC heavy-prog group Visitors unveils debut LP ‘Crest’”