Tag: Year of the Rat

NEWS: In Fear embrace Japanese culture?

It wouldn’t be a week in Metal without another new cut from the artists formerly known as In Fear They Follow and now simply known as In Fear throwing a new cut at us from their upcoming new album “All Is. All Shall Be“. That will largely be in the public domain by the time

NEWS: In Fear find the ninth gate?

The waterfall release of singles from the upcoming In Fear album “All Is. All Shall Be.” can easily be compared to the flow of Niagara falls at this point with the sixth cut “Narrow Gate” the latest to be thrown to the wolves. There will not be many left by the 5th May when the

NEWS: In Fear take a break and have a Kit-Kat…

“All Is. All Shall Be” the upcoming debut full length album from In Fear has yielded yet another pre-release single in one titled “Rest“. Merch bundles for that are available here for the 5th May via Year Of The Rat Records and we fully expect a wealth of shows to be announced in the not

Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 Most Disappointing Albums of 2020!

Before we look forward to 2021 with “Underground Metal Bands To Watch” and “Most Anticipated Releases” entries in our Listmania Awards Season, we have to touch on the most disappointing albums of 2020. These are records which we were excited about based on the bands previous output and pre-release singles which then… fell flat when

NEWS: Matriarchs deliver crushing Hatebreed cover!

Los Angeles California Metalcore act inspired by all forms of rebellious and aggressive music of the past Matriarchs have stepped forth from the shadows of their “Year of the Rat” record with a cover of “Conceived Through An Act Of Violence” by Hatebreed. The track is in the aid of charity with a portion of

Review: “Year of the Rat” by Matriarchs

In 2018 vocalist Richard Barthel stepped down from Los Angeles California’s Matriarchs and that seemed like the end of the band, who had been around since 2014, their debut “Scandalous Jointz” produced by Nick Jett of Terror and Mastered by Matt Hyde, (Lionheart, Hatebreed, Deftones) an ambitious effort that had been followed by a quartet of singles

NEWS: Matriarchs awake from “Sleep”!

16th October will see “Year Of The Rat” from Los Angeles Californian Metalcore merchants Matriarchs drop via Upstate Records. The band, who feature ex-members of bands like Hoods, Ruckus and The Faceless, look to fuse together the visual aesthetic of more thought provoking heavy acts like Tool or Converge with the sonic ferocity and energy of

NEWS: No sleep for Matriarchs!

Inspired by all forms of rebellious and aggressive music of the past, Los Angeles Californian’s Matriarchs have a new album set for a 2020 release. Going by the name “Year of the Rat“, how many of the bands seven singles since March 2019 appear on it when it drops via Unbeaten Records remains to be