WSOU Picks of the Week: Weekend Nachos, Black Crown Initiate, and Vimic
Seton Hall University’s WSOU radio is the only all-metal, all-the-time station currently broadcasting in the US, and as been a force in metal for DECADES. It’s also streamable online from anywhere in the world! Each week, the staff of WSOU shares their picks for the heaviest of the heavy, as well as the station’s charts for that week, right here on MetalSucks. Enjoy:
Vimic – “Simple Skeletons” (Rachel H.)
Vimic is the latest project founded by ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. The project follows his 2013 project, Scar the Martyr, and features three of that project’s members, plus a new keyboardist and vocalist. A fresh start for Jordison, Vimic will release their debut album, titled Open Your Omen, later this year off of Roadrunner Records. Their premier song, “Simple Skeletons,” has obvious heavy influences from Slipknot, but is just plain awesome on its own, too. I’ll definitely be looking out for a tour following the release of this album.
Black Crown Initiate – “For Red Cloud” (Mike C.)
Black Crown Initiate delivers “For Red Cloud,” the first single off of their upcoming album, Selves We Cannot Forgive. The track definitely moves in a different direction than some of their previous material, but that’s not a bad thing at all! Their last release, The Wreckage of Stars, was easily one of my favorite albums of 2014, so I’m really looking forward to what the rest of this album will bring. Catch them on the Metal Alliance Tour and be on the lookout for Selves We Cannot Forgive, coming out July 22.
Weekend Nachos – “Apology” (Steve V.)
What a way to say goodbye. Weekend Nachos are calling it quits with the release of Apology, coming out next week via Relapse Records. Thirteen tracks carry the listener through an emotional and violent ride from start to finish, with a guest appearance from Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) to boot. Apology is a perfect blend of powerviolence and grindcore any metal or hardcore fan can jam.
FFO: Nails, mosh pits.