Dead Rhetoric.com Week in Review June 29 – July 5, 2014

Saturday, 5th July 2014

Somewhat of a truncated week for DR thanks to the July 4 holiday, the last week certainly didn’t ease up in the news cycle, with Cannibal Corpse announcing their new album, Sabbath hinting at more shows, several priority bands (Eluveitie, Overkill, and Suicide Silence) releasing videos, and even NOLA sludge champs Crowbar announcing a full-scale North American tour. With the fall season not too far away, such things should escalate only further… – David E. Gehlke

Features
Get to know emerging Australian power thrashers Darker Half.

Also get to know U.K. death metal upstarts Monumentomb.

German beer thrashers Tankard have enjoyed a late-career resurgence. Frontman Andreas “Gerre” Geremia phoned DR to discuss.

Reviews
Twelve short, but no-less awesome reviews make up our June 2014 Rapid Fires. 

Fallujuh’s The Flesh Prevails is an “album not to be missed.”

All-female blackened sludge crew Mortals delivers on Cursed to See the Future.

As expected, Goatwhore’s Constricting Rage of the Merciless does not disappoint.

Epistatis’s Light Through Dead Glass may not be for everyone, but for those who like their death metal esoteric and challenging, will enjoy.

Dead Congregation puts on a tried and true display of death metal on Promulgation of the Fall.

Veteran Chicago death/doomers Novembers Doom may have released their finest album to date with Bled White.

Weed-lovers Cannabis Corpse keep wit and serious musicianship at the forefront on From Wisdom to Baked.

The news in ten
1. Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi hints at more touring in the future for the band.
2. Cannibal Corpse’s authorized biography will be released in September.
3. Eluveitie releases the video for “King.”
4. Suicide Silence releases video for “You Can’t Stop Me.”
5. Revocation set “Deathless” as new album title.
6. Crowbar announces a full North American tour.
7. The Haunted to release Exit Wounds in September.
8. Judas Priest streams their new album in full.
9. Iron Reagan to release Tyranny of Will.
10. Metallica survives Glastonbury.