Dead Rhetoric.com Week in Review July 26 – August 1, 2014

Saturday, 2nd August 2014

It’s already the first weekend in August! Seems like summer just began, yet now here we are, inundated with “Back to School” sales (why do we get ‘back to school’ sales in July) and thoughts of the changing fall landscape aren’t too far ahead into the future at this point. But we are also that much closer to that new At the Gates album too, eh? – Kyle McGinn

General Housekeeping
Last call for our Deep in Hate giveaway!

Check out our Steel Prophet giveaway.

Features
We talk with Herman Li and Sam Totman about all things Dragonforce.

Matt Coe chats with Chris Black about his band High Spirits.

Our July Rapid Fires gives you 15 short but sweet reviews to check out.

Reviews
Wovenwar’s self-titled album is probably best avoided.

Luna’s Ashes to Ashes is a fine anti-summer release, according to Matthew Bowling.

Rage Nucleaire provide some balls-out black metal on Black Storm of Violence.

Some southern-fried grindcore is headed your way with Column’s Please Explode.

Don’t let a few emo-ish clean vocals steer you away from Autumn’s Dawn and their Gone album.

According to Bridget Erickson, Al-Namrood’s Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq is a “dirty addiction.”

Corrupt Moral Altar are clearly pissed on Mechanical Tides, and that’s a good thing.

Helloween fans should be on high alert for Unisonic’s excellent Light of Dawn.

The news in ten
1. Woccon Post Impermancence Single; Solace In Decay To Be Released In October.
2. Machine Head Announce North American Tour; Children Of Bodom, Epica, and Battlecross To Support.
3. Winterfylleth New Album Details Revealed.
4. Overkill’s White Devil Armory Breaches Top 40 Of US Billboard Charts.
5. Geoff Tate’s Version Of Queensryche Renamed Operation Mindcrime (Go Figure).
6. God Dethroned To Reunite For 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.
7. Belphegor To Tour The US This Fall With Rotting Christ, Beheaded, Svart Crown.
8. Fallujah Enter The Billboard Top 200 With The Flesh Prevails.
9. Opeth Streaming New Song “Eternal Rains.”
10. Kamelot Planning 2015 World Tour.