Posts Tagged: Metal

Deathcore Forefathers Despised Icon Roar Back to Life With “Beast”


Rejoice: After several silent years, deathcore pioneer Despised Icon is finally poised to release its new album Beast this July. Long-time fans of the Montreal-based band will be happy to know that Beast stays true to the heavy sound of the group’s early albums while adding a touch of the “speed and technicality” found on more recent releases. Over their seven-year studio break, Despised… Read more »

Brace Yourself: The Orchard Brings Historic Shrapnel Records Catalog to Digital


Mike Varney created Shrapnel Records in 1980 as the first dedicated metal label. With the introduction of the Tone Center and Blues Bureau International imprints, he developed the Shrapnel Label Group into the definitive home of guitar-based excellence, bringing legendary guitarists like Vinnie Moore, Tony MacAlpine, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman and many more to worldwide attention.

SLAYER’s “Repentless” SLAYS Through The Charts


Who here remembers that time a fan spray painted, “God Listens to Slayer” onto a religious billboard? Slayer fans conform to no rules, and neither does the band itself. Here at The Orchard, the first time I ever heard Metal music was through Slayer’s Spotify page, and it was definitely an eye-opening experience! As I’ve become more acquainted with their sound, I’ve… Read more »

Freeloader Friday: Thy Art is Murder, Gibbz & More


It’s the weekend already, and nobody’s mad about that. In fact, everyone is especially happy on this Friday because it’s #GayPride Weekend! Parades, dancing, rainbows, what’s not to be excited about? No matter if the cloth you’re cut from is rainbow or not, this week’s handpicked tunes will have you jamming out all weekend long. Here… Read more »

Suicide Silence’s Unstoppable Debut


This past week, American Deathcore band Suicide Silence’s highly anticipated album, You Can’t Stop Me, hit digital retailers worldwide. Here in the Retail Marketing department, we have been working hard on preparing digital music stores for the arrival of this record, heralding updates of its pre-release campaign to all of our accounts. iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Beats Music were very receptive… Read more »