Dead Rhetoric.com Week in Review September 13 – 19, 2014

Saturday, 20th September 2014

Long-time Internet speculation was finally brought to an end this week, with the announcement of Nick Holmes as the latest vocalist to the supergroup Bloodbath. The way this has been teased over the past few months led many to believe this would be a more “high-profile” candidate, but the selection of Holmes is a surprising yet worthy choice. Let’s hope that Bloodbath returns with style come November. – Kyle McGinn

General Housekeeping
Last call for our Throne of Sacrilege/Impurium Split cd giveaway!

Features
We chat with Paul Mazurkiewicz about Cannibal Corpse’s new album and book.

Bridget Erickson investigates all things Schammasch.

Angus McFarland of Hessian checks in with Matt Coe to discuss Bachelor of the Black Arts.

Get to know the unconventional black metal of Waxen.

Reviews
The new DVD from Anthrax, Chile on Hell, is worth checking out.

Snailking brings some crushing Swedish doom with Storm.

The Contortionist continue their progressive evolution on Language.

An all-too-short Split comes by way of Arkona and Illness.

Those on the look out for some out of the ordinary retro death should listen to Horrendous’ Ecdysis.

Swallowed push forward with some abyssal death metal with Lunarterial.

Meshuggah’s 25th Anniversary is caught in the live setting with The Orphidian Trek, but ignores early material.

The news in ten
1. Kamelot announces North American tour schedule for 2015; Dragonforce to support.
2. Season of Ghosts sign with Coroner Records.
3. Falconer announce final live shows.
4. Bloodbath announce Nick Holmes as their new singer.
5. The Crown: Death is Not Dead due in January.
6. Godflesh streams new song “Imperator.”
7. Revocation stream new song “Madness Opus.”
8. Machine Head forced to postpone North American tour.
9. These Are They: New album due this fall.
10. Campaign launched by Russian Orthodox activists to ban Cannibal Corpse.