New Renaissance Records To Re-Release Soothsayer’s “Have A Good Time”

New Renaissance Records will re-release the 1989 debut album from Canadian thrashers SOOTHSAYER, May 15, 2008.Soothsayer’s debut, entitled HAVE A GOOD TIME, was released in 1989 in North America on COLOSSAL RECORDS and in Europe on NEW RENAISSANCE RECORDS. Tracks include: 1. FREE VIOLENCE, 2. DIG, 3. BUZZ FLY, 4. THE GAME 1, 5. 101, 6. GO TEAM GO, 7. E.T., 8. THE GAME II, 9. PIMPLE SPRAYER, 10. TOGETHER TO MAKE A WORLD, 11. CHANGES, and 12. ROCK AND ROLL FOREVER. DON KAYE once wrote in KERRANG MAGAZINE that Soothsayer has “obviously been to the SLAYER school of music, with side courses in VOI VOD and SACRIFICE.” Soothsayer includes: DANIEL CLARET on drums, SIMON COHEST on bass, MARTIN CUR on guitars, and STEPHANE WHITTON on vocals. The band’s website is found at: www.troopsofhate.com An interview with singer Stephane Whitton appears in the January 2008 issue of METAL MANIACS. In 2007 Soothsayer reformed to play a reunion show in Canada and released their album TO BE A REAL TERRORIST on GALY RECORDS. A link to a video from a 2007 interview with the band is included below.

New Renaissance Records To Re-Release Soothsayer’s “Have A Good Time”

New Renaissance Records will re-release the 1989 debut album from Canadian thrashers SOOTHSAYER, May 15, 2008.Soothsayer’s debut, entitled HAVE A GOOD TIME, was released in 1989 in North America on COLOSSAL RECORDS and in Europe on NEW RENAISSANCE RECORDS.

Tracks include: 1. FREE VIOLENCE, 2. DIG, 3. BUZZ FLY, 4. THE GAME 1, 5. 101, 6. GO TEAM GO, 7. E.T., 8. THE GAME II, 9. PIMPLE SPRAYER, 10. TOGETHER TO MAKE A WORLD, 11. CHANGES, and 12. ROCK AND ROLL FOREVER.

DON KAYE once wrote in KERRANG MAGAZINE that Soothsayer has “obviously been to the SLAYER school of music, with side courses in VOI VOD and SACRIFICE.”

Soothsayer includes: DANIEL CLARET on drums, SIMON COHEST on bass, MARTIN CUR on guitars, and STEPHANE WHITTON on vocals. The band’s website is found at:
www.troopsofhate.com

An interview with singer Stephane Whitton appears in the January 2008 issue of METAL MANIACS. In 2007 Soothsayer reformed to play a reunion show in Canada and released their album TO BE A REAL TERRORIST on GALY RECORDS. A link to a video from a 2007 interview with the band is included below.

BLOOD RED THRONE (Nor): “Come Death” Cd 2007 Earache

Ok, I admit I overlooked Blood Red Throne on purpose for the last few years. There was just something inherently wrong between me and them, they gave me an impression of slick, glossy music which I personally detest – second rate death metal with lowercase “d” so to speak. Might be the fact they were on Hammerheart, the big reviews on national mags, or the hype given by the fact they are Norwegians with ex Satyricon and Emperor members. I always thought this was the kind of band that plays in the background while you’re paying for your ticket while arriving late at a show of a bigger name. But I have to admit this stuff is not bad at all. Surely a bit static, and I am pretty sure they’re much better on record than live – but definitely not too bad. The vocals are really powerful, and some riff recall late Skinless (song 2 and 4 are , Deranged or Centinex. We’re sure more into American ground composition- and sound-wise than other Scandinavian names – definitely Death Metal anyway. Also the production is cool, not too triggered, not too polished. I won’t say this is a powerhouse of energy but definitely more than decent, goes half a point over the average in my scale. I personally don’t think I would stand a third listen, some songs could really exists with their length cut in half,

BEYOND TERROR BEYOND GRACE (Aus): “Still Human Still Humane?” MCd 2005 Grindhead

This is Beyond Terror Beyond Grace‘s debut, a young band from Australia’s Blue Mountains, and it consist of four short tracks of a non-defined mix of extreme music styles. The opening riff is a total killer hyperfast blast of violence strongly influenced by Rotten Sound, Jigsore Terror, To Separate The Flesh From The Bones and the likes and made me hope for the best… if things were following that line all the time we could have had something real interesting if not overly complex or catchy. However there is a big flaw that I spotted almost immediately,and it’s that these songs are made up of riffs so eterogeneous that it feels like hearing Praxis or Mr Bungle (well not exactly to be honest but you get the point). While that opening blast was full of energy, the mid tempo Death Metal slam that follows close is among the most boring I have ever heard, kind of Internal Bleeding stripped down to play even more basic sloppy death. The vocals are a schizoid chamaleon which vary completely timbre from grunt to screams according to the underlying riff, and something weird happened when those got higher: a cold, pine smelling breeze entered my room and I could hear the penguins approaching from beyond the mist… Ah! No really they sound more new black metal than Grind, but that’s just a matter of perspective, I guess I could get used to them if we get over the bigger flaws. To tell the truth, I hate the Death Metal slam mid tempos in here, but the faster riffs range really from average to excellent. They should really drop the useless parts where the vocals become guttural and keep the faster parts only, or just try to improve songwriting of the slower bridges, becouse those are real lame. As it is, this is neither fish nor meat as they say here. The Cd has a very short duration, just like 9 minutes or so, but I guess it explores clearly what the intent of this band is. The guys look very young so we can expect some serious improvement I think. I hope the singer is just growing his hair, and not keeping that cut on purpose, though (ah ah, j/k). Nothing much to add to this, working a good layout when flames are involved is real though and well, it doesnt work in here either, but this is an Ep so things might have been made with some hurry. The cover depicts a man or a scarecrow shrouded in flames, and little else. At least the quality of the pics is sharp.