Southern Death Metal Slingers GUILLOTINE A.D. Unveil Music Video for “Exile”
Full-length album “Born to Fall” due June 24th; pre-orders now available
Southern death metal band GUILLOTINE A.D. - whose music blends the sounds of old-school Florida death metal, Scandinavian black metal, and New Orleans sludge into a wholly unique brew – have unveiled the music video for “Exile,” the newest single from their upcoming second full-length album and M-Theory Audio debut, “Born to Fall.” The visualizer video for “Exile” can be viewed HERE.
Pre-order for CD and digital editions of "Born to Fall," featuring cover art by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Kataklysm), which hits streeets on June 24th, 2022 are available now HERE.
“Musically, ‘Exile’ is a good example of what can be expected from our new album. It has elements of death, doom, and black metal, with a little hook to bring it all together. This song highlights our versatility - we can go fast and we can go slow,” explains bassist/vocalist Adam Miller. “Lyrically, the song tells of a deposed ruler whose people still need his leadership and protection, even though he abused his authority. It’s a metaphor for the complex and sometimes contradictory emotions that define our relationships with each other and ourselves. Raf Ortega once again made an excellent lyric video that visually suits the song and features the amazing cover art painted by Eliran Kantor. Eliran blew our minds with his creation, which is a perfect interpretation of lyrical themes of the album as a whole. It’s meant to be played at crushing volume, so crank those decibels up!”
The early roots of what is now known as GUILLOTINE A.D. first took shape in 2003, when brothers Adam & Lance Miller first formed the band, then known as GUILLOTINE, in their rural southwest Georgia town. The brothers initially grew up on ‘70s hard rock legends such as ZZ Top, AC/DC, Van Halen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and came of age during the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, cutting their metal teeth on Shadows Fall and Lamb of God. Life saw the brothers soon head on different paths for the next decade, with GUILLOTINE going on pause during that time.
GUILLOTINE was reformed by the brother duo in 2015. Adam & Lance now took inspiration from the classic death metal of Cannibal Corpse and Six Feet Under, the New Orleans sludge of Crowbar and Eyehategod, and the Scandinavian black metal of Mayhem and early Enslaved. The duo soon followed that reformation with a re-location to Athens, Georgia, where they met drummer Evan Posey. The newly-materialized incarnation of the band became the perfect outlet for the updated direction that their music had taken. The band self-described the motivation of their new sound as wanting “to sound like if Obituary moved to New Orleans and tried to play down-tuned versions of Satyricon songs.”
GUILLOTINE's self-titled and self-released debut album was released in October 2017. The group soon took their new sound to live stages all over the Southeast United States, supporting bands such as Goatwhore, Cannibal Corpse, and Hate Eternal. The band also participated in Slaughter Que 2019, which was headlined by acts such as Exodus, Kataklysm, Exhorder, and more. The trio also shared stages alongside fellow rising extreme metal acts such as Cloak, Frozen Soul and Sanguisugabogg.
The band began working on what would become their second full-length in 2019 with producer Matt Washburn (Mastodon, Atheist, Withered) at Ledbelly Studio. The group officially changed their name to GUILLOTINE A.D. in December 2021 and signed with M-Theory Audio to formally usher in a new era for the band along with the release of “Born to Fall,” currently set to hit streets on June 24th. The first taste of the pummeling to be found on “Born to Fall” was unveiled in April 2022 with the lyric video for “Hammer,” which can be viewed HERE.
FRENCH HARDCORE GROUP STINKY UNVEILS NEW DIGITAL EP 'RESOLVE'
Two new songs 'In Control' and 'Overload' available for streaming and digital download
The French band STINKY – praised by Outburn for its “solid melodic hardcore/punk that employs notes of Sick Of It All, Parkway Drive and Comeback Kid” – has unveiled their new digital EP, titled “Resolve.” The two songs contained on the digital release - “In Control” and Overload” - are both now available to stream HERE, and is available for purchase at all digital music platforms. This new EP – mixed and mastered by Jay Maas (Defeater, Bane, Title Fight, Counterparts) at Getaway Recording Studio - is the first new music recorded by STINKY since their 2020 crowd-pleasing full-length, “Of Lost Things.” CD, digital, and limited-edition orange vinyl pressings of “Of Lost Things” are available for purchase HERE.
Says the band, “Our new EP 'Resolve' was written in the context of the pandemic, with songs and lyrics about mental health and oppression. Our sound has become more aggressive and more metal-oriented than any of our previous releases.”
The two songs contained on STINKY's new EP “Resolve” - titled “In Control” and “Overload” - is just the latest activity on the band's 2022 calendar so far. The group has made a forceful return to the live stage with festival appearances in their native France at Mauges Pit Fest and Lievin Metal Fest 3, with more live performances coming up through the remainder of 2022. More information on STINKY's 2022 live calendar can be located at www.facebook.com/Stinkyhc. In between live performances, STINKY recorded the guitars and drums for “In Control” and Overload” with Fabien Guilloteau (Hacride, The Necromancers) at Nomandaudio, and recorded the vocals and bass guitar with Arthur Lauth (War Inside, Mantra) at Brown Bear Recording.
STINKY's 2020 album “Of Lost Things” – which featured cover artwork by Emy Rojas (Clutch, Ministry, Queens of the Stone Age) – features 11 tracks of metallic hardcore that the UK's Down For Life magazine praised for its “monstrous anthems and full-on bangers.” The clip for “Struggle” is the fourth music video to be released from “Of Lost Things”, Music videos for “Revival Fire,” which features footage of the band performing live at Hellfest 2019; “Strangers With Familiar Faces,” which originally premiered via Germany's Visions Magazine; “Distance,” which was unveiled via New Noise Magazine and quickly added to Spotify's New Punk Tracks and All The Rage playlists; and the fiery performance clip “Struggle” can all be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/c/StinkyHc.
Since their formation a decade ago, STINKY has played more than 350 concerts across 15 different countries in support of their first three albums, 2015's “Against Wind and Tide,” 2017's “From Dead-End Street,” and 2020's “Of Lost Things.” While the band's name might seem curious to some, their music – a combustible mix of energy and aggression that the UK's Midlands Metalheads Radio says “makes you feel like you can headbutt through a brick wall” – unquestionably passes the smell test.
More information on STINKY's plans at www.facebook.com/stinkyhc