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Unless you were living in a cave or perhaps just shun the internet altogether, you probably noticed every metal blog light up last night when a single from the upcoming Mastodon album got pushed out. It was noted to be from a radio station so the quality was a bit sketchy in some cases. Whether or not the band caved to peer pressure or this was their ingenious plan all along, Mastodon has released the track themselves via Soundcloud.

When I fist heard “High Road” I wasn’t immediately sold on it. Probably more due to my high expectations than the song itself not sounding up to snuff. After a few dozen passes it definitely grew on me. It has equal parts The Hunter and Crack The Skye with slightly more polish than both. This just makes the wait until June that much more difficult.

The often changing metallers Vader have released a lyric video for the track “Where Angels Weep” which is from their upcoming album Tibi Et Igni. The song has a bit of a classic metal vibe to it, with a slight breakdown of sorts thrown in to change up the pace a bit in the middle. I like it. I like it a lot.

Vader‘s latest will be released June 10 here in the states. Pre-order packages are available at the Nuclear Blast store now.

Vader Tibi Et Igni Cover

The folks over at The PRP have posted a new video from southern groove masters Clutch. It’s for the song “The Wolfman Kindly Requests…” and is hands down my favorite track from Earth Rocker. We even played the song on episode 47 of the podcast. In case you think I’m telling tall tales here. Whats amazing about this video is that it’s created using the lost art of claymation. They might not have captured the true epicness of Neil’s beard, but they came very close.

This video and more will be available on the recently announced deluxe edition Of Earth Rocker which is expected to ship out on June 5. Pre-orders can be made at the official Clutch Merch store.

If all of this wasn’t enough Clutch for you, the band also posted a video on their official Instagram account featuring the guys jamming in what they called “pre-production for the next album.” Could we see new Clutch in 2014? I surer as hell hope so.

Metal or GTFO! Ep 50: The Big Five Oh or GTFO!
You would think that hitting 50 episodes would be celebrated with something special. Like a guest or maybe a giveaway. Instead Barry and I agreed on an album review, which is an occasion to celebrate in and of itself. Check out what we though of the latest release from California black metallelrs Cormorant and stay for our thoughts on AC/DC, Megadeth and Captain America. We also play a fantastical track from New Jersey natives Strychnia. [more]
Concert Review: DevilDriver @ The Academy in Dublin
We've been fortunate enough to come in contact with a few good folks since we started this little podcast we call Metal or GTFO! While we like to mock the guys at Unappreciated Scholars love for Rammstein and Depeche Mode, I'm willing to bet they're pretty good eggs on the inside. If not for them we wouldn't have come into contact with Kevin Dillon, the author of the review you're about to read. We might [more]
New Spotify Metal Playlist For April 15
Not only have some very eagerly awaited albums hit the streets today, but there were plenty of releases from smaller labels as well. I didn't want to inundate you all so I kept the band count to a mere dozen. That should fill the work day playlist don't you think? Included in this week's Metal or GTFO! playlist update are new albums from Kyng, Triptykon, The Oath, Sevendust, Stoneburner, The Drip and lots more. Remember [more]
Lyric Video: Whitechapel – Our Endless War
Whitechapel have premiered a new lyric video for the song "Our Endless War" from their upcoming album of the same name. While I understand lyric videos are partly meant to be read. You know, for the lyrics and whatnot. Be aware that with all the flickering going on in the video and speed of the lyrics themselves, you might come away with a seizure or a migraine. Other than that the song isn't half bad. [more]
Tour, Record, Retire with Metal or GTFO!
We're always trying to keep our podcast fresh. Be it by reviewing different albums each show, turning folks on to new music with our Pick of the Week or by bringing listeners into the fold with games like last week's On A Boat. We'll be doing something similar beginning with Metal or GTFO! Episode 51. Why not 50? Mostly because this is sort of last minute and we would rather give the listeners a little [more]
Those gore groupies in Aborted have unleashed the track "Coffin Upon Coffin," from their forthcoming album The Necrotic Manifesto, on YouTube today. This latest track is filled with enough speed and aggression to kick your Monday immediately into high gear. The Necrotic Manifesto will be released in two weeks on April 29. You can pre-order one of many packages directly from Century Media or digitally via iTunes. via Terrorizer [more]