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Korn @ Irving Plaza

Korn will perform their entire first album in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Support for this grand event will come from Islander and Suicide Silence. You know you want to be at this show.

“The Price Of Existence” (re-release) by All Shall Perish

Artist: All Shall Perish
Title: “The Price Of Existence” (re-release)
Label: Metal Mind Productions
Release Date: 12/9/2014
Genre: Technical Grindcore/Death
Rating: 3.5/5

Originally released in 2006 on Nuclear Blast Records, the sophomore album by All Shall Perish was recently re-issued by Metal Mind Productions. The album now comes in a Digipak holder and features no additional tracks, so with that being the case my original thoughts on it remain the same. I have restated those views in the review that follows. The edition is limited to 2000 copies so diehards might want to act fast if interested in purchasing.

Oakland’s All Shall Perish might have something here with their interesting mix of traditional Death Metal along with Technical Grindcore as it allows a new view to be taken of a format that often has loyal fans on either side but seldom together. The band also shows a great level of musicality not often found in either extreme genre and they base this on their mutual love of bands like Opeth and At The Gates while at the same time enjoying Cannibal Corpse and Hatebreed. As you listen to some of the intricate changes during songs like “We Hold These Truths” you would think drummer Matt Kuykendall a protégé of Cryptopsy’s Flo Mounier. He was equally brutal on “The True Beast” and it’s evident that the strength in this kind of music falls to the drummer in most cases. The group has a new vocalist in Herman Hermida and he handles both the growls and the shrieks to speaker blowing levels. I had not heard the bands previous release “Hate, Malice, Revenge” so I cannot compare him to his predecessor and only felt that he handles the material they deliver very well.
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Suicide Silence Announce The “Stronger Than Faith” Tour For 2015

Metal Fans are going to happily leave 2014 behind with all of the fantastic tours that are awaiting them as soon as 2015 is here and ready to say hello. We’ve already discussed that the Black and Death Metal fans are going to be over the full moon based on the visits happening by both Watain & Mayhem’s Tour along with the Cannibal Corpse & Behemoth Tour and now it’s time to get the Metalcore blood to a boil with the revelation that Suicide Silence is embarking on a headlining run. According to what I am reading this is the band’s first ever US headlining run and they will bring along Emmure, Within The Ruins and Fit For An Autopsy to make sure you are exhausted by the end of the night. I’ve snagged the tours promotional poster and pieces of the press copy that went out for you all to indulge in along with the dates. We can talk more about it after you read it so get moving

Tour - Suicide Silence - Stronger Than Faith 2015

The Press Release:
Fresh off the heels of their successful European headliner,California based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE, will return to the US on a headlining run this winter dubbed the “Stronger Than Faith Tour”! The band will be continuing on their crusade in support of their juggernaut release “You Can’t Stop Me”, which came in at #16 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Chart upon its release this past July. “We had an amazing time this last fall on tour and now it is time to really bring the fire on our first US headlining tour of 2015,” says vocalist Eddie Hermida. “We are bringing our good friends in EMMURE, WITHIN THE RUINS and FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY out this time so be ready for an ass whoopin’ you won’t be able to cry home to your mom about! Come early and hang out with us this spring on the ‘Stronger Than Faith’ tour!”
“SUICIDE SILENCE and EMMURE have been friends for a long, long time,” adds guitarist Mark Heylmun. “It’s been over 6 years since we’ve got to do a tour like this one coming up so to say I’m excited is a massive understatement. So come out and hang out because this is gonna be one for the record books.” The tour kicks off in Santa Cruz, CA on February 17th, and concludes in Tucson, AZ on March 25th.

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“The Price Of Existence” by All Shall Perish

Artist: All Shall Perish
Title: “The Price Of Existence”
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 8/8/2006
Genre: Technical Grindcore/Death
Rating: 3.5/5

Oakland’s All Shall Perish might have something here with their interesting mix of traditional Death Metal along with Technical Grindcore as it allows a new view to be taken of a format that often has loyal fans on either side but seldom together. The band also shows a great level of musicality not often found in either extreme genre and they base this on their mutual love of bands like Opeth and At The Gates while at the same time enjoying Cannibal Corpse and Hatebreed. As you listen to some of the intricate changes during songs like “We Hold These Truths” you would think drummer Matt Kuykendall a protégé of Cryptopsy’s Flo Mounier. He was equally brutal on “The True Beast” and it’s evident that the strength in this kind of music falls to the drummer in most cases. The group has a new vocalist in Herman Hermida and he handles both the growls and the shrieks to speaker blowing levels. I had not heard the bands previous release “Hate, Malice, Revenge” so I cannot compare him to his predecessor and only felt that he handles the material they deliver very well. The rest of the ASP lineup falls to Ben Orum (rhythm guitar), Chris Storey (lead guitar), and Mike Tiner (bass) – each of the players coming across as the tightest that the genre has to offer. Clearly this is not everyone’s cup of tea but if you enjoy Cryptopsy and find the need for that adrenaline rush level of Metal to get you going, All Shall Perish is a good choice to make. Other album highlights for me were “Wage Slaves” and “Promise” and I gauge this from the amount of head banging I was doing while trying to write this review. Check this one out if you feel yourself slowing down too much.
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