Wear Your Wounds

New Release: Umbra Vitae-Mantra Of Madness

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A couple weeks back, a new band was unveiled in the form of Umbra Vitae which features Jacob Bannon of Converge, Mike McKenzie of The Red Chord, Sean Martin of Twitching Tongues, ex Hatebreed, Greg Weeks of The Red Chord and Jon Rice of Uncle Acid, ex Job For A Cowboy. The first song they released, “Return To Zero” was one hell of a track out of the gates but, this new one, “Mantra Of Madness,” is a whole other level of killer. The title is quite fitting for the times we live in at the moment too. Their debut album Shadow of Life, comes out May 1st on Deathwish. So, with all that in mind, check this out!!!

Umbra Vitae- Mantra Of Madness:

Return To Zero:

2019 End Of The Year List: Best Vocalists

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2019 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Vocalists. The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!

 

01) John Carbone- Moon Tooth
02) Cameron Miller- Seizures
03) Jonathan Davis- Korn
04) Courtney Swain- Bent Knee
05) Schuylar Croom- He Is Legend
06) Dennis R. Sanders- Spirit In The Room
07) Daron Beck- Pinkish Black
08) Deb Demure- Drab Majesty
09) Jacob Bannon- Wear Your Wounds
10) Itarya Rosenberg- Low Dose

 

Anticipated Albums: Wear Your Wounds- Rust On The Gates Of Heaven

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I love side projects. Especially when they deviate from the style of music you’ve associated someone with for so long. Wear Your Wounds is one of my favorite side projects I’ve ever heard. Wear Your Wounds was created by Converge founder Jacob Bannon. Initially conceived as a solo project, it evolved into a five-piece band that often works with collaborating musicians. In 2017, the debut self titled double album was released followed closely by the even more experimental Dunedevil, which was also an accompaniment to Bannon’s abstract art book of the same name. Now, Wear Your Wounds, prepare to release their new album Rust on the Gates of Heaven (out July 12 via Deathwish Inc.).  The release marks the first time the official lineup of the band; Jacob Bannon (Converge), Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth, Unraveller, etc), Adam McGrath (Cave In, Nomad Stones, etc), Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues, ex-Hatebreed, ex-Kid Cudi), and Chris Maggio (ex-Trap Them, ex-Sleigh Bells, etc) have properly written and recorded together. It also features musicians Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe, White Horse) and Gared O’Donnell (Planes Mistaken For Stars, Hawks and Doves) collaborating throughout. Watch and or listen to the music video for the album’s eponymous first single now. Personally I can’t wait for this album to come out. So do yourself a favor and dive in to this great band and their work.

Wear Your Wounds- Ruse On The Gates Of Heaven:

 

 

WEAR YOUR WOUNDS, ON TOUR:
May 8  Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
May 9  Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
May 10  Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern *
May 11  Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary *
May 12  Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
May 14  Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 *
May 15  Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
May 16  Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge *
May 17  Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *
May 18  Boston, MA @ Sonia *
May 26  Seattle, WA @ Highline ^
May 27  Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge ^
May 28  San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^
May 29  Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite ^
May 30  Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room ^
May 31  San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^
June 1  Mesa, AZ @ Underground ^
* w/ Uniform
^ w/ Author & Punisher, Xasthur

End Of The Year List 2017: Best Vocalist

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2017 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Vocalists. The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!

01) Stephen Brodsky- Mutoid Man
02) Jacob Bannon- Converge/Wear Your Wounds
03) Ben Flanagan- Black Map
04) Josh Breckinridge- With Our Arms To The Sun
05) Brett Campbell- Pallbearer
06) Phil Lewis- L.A. Guns
07) Mlny Parsonz- Royal Thunder
08) Mike Minnick- Less Art
09) Kristina Esfandiari- King Woman
10) Chelsea Wolfe- Chelsea Wolfe

2017 End Of The Year List: Best Album Cover

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First up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2017 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Album Covers. The stipulation is that, they had to have released an album/EP this year.

Vote for your favorite Band/Album Cover in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!

 

01) With Our Arms To The Sun- Orenda:

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02) Royal Thunder- Wick:

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03) Mutoid Man- War Moans:

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04) Converge- The Dusk In Us:

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05) Darkest Hour- Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora:

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06) Nine Inch Nails- Add Violence:

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07) Mastodon- Emperor Of Sand:

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08) Pallbearer- Heartless:

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09) Wear Your Wounds- Wear Your Wounds:

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10) Spotlights- Seismic:

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Best Albums of 2017… So Far (Updated)

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Since I last made this list, there have been a few more albums that came out that deserve to be on this list. 2017 has really shaped up to be another great year for new albums. Check out the Best Albums of 2017 so far below.

Also note, that there are still a few more months left in this year so, this list will be growing very shortly!

This list is in No Particular Order!!!

Mastodon- Emperor Of Sand:


Darkest Hour- Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora:


With Our Arms To The Sun- Orenda:


Black Map- In Droves:


Eighteen Visions- XVIII:


Mutoid Man- War Moans:


Depeche Mode- Spirit:


Pallbearer- Heartless:


Royal Thunder- Wick:


Wear Your Wounds- Wear Your Wounds:


Spotlights-Seismic:

Brand New- Science Fiction:

Dead Cross- Dead Cross:


Less Art- Strangled Light:


Nine Inch Nails- Add Violence:


Cons- The Burden Of Knowing Why:

 

Best Albums of 2017…So Far

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2017 has seen some really good albums released. We’ve had great comeback albums, great follow ups, and debuts, that are pretty solid. Obviously we still have half a year left of albums coming out but, these are the best of 2017, so far!

This list is in NO PARTICULAR ORDER.

 

 

Mastodon- Emperor Of Sand:

 

Darkest Hour- Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora:

 

With Our Arms To The Sun- Orenda:

 

Black Map- In Droves:

 

Eighteen Visions- XVIII:

 

Mutoid Man- War Moans:

 

 

Depeche Mode- Spirit:

 

Pallbearer- Heartless:

 

Royal Thunder- Wick:

 

Wear Your Wounds- Wear Your Wounds: