Animosity was perhaps, the most underrated deathcore band of the 2000’s. Many of its members went on to find acclaim in other acts throughout the years, which is why when three-fifths of the old Animosity crew reunited as Entheos earlier this year, this new project automatically qualified as supergroup in its own right. Fleshwrought mastermind and ex-Animals as Leaders drummer Navene Koperweis, ex-The Faceless bassist Evan Brewer, and their previous guitar slaying partner in crime from Animosity, Frank Costa, are making noise together once again and tech metal nerds of the world couldn’t be more stoked. The addition of newcomer Chaney Crabb’s throat shredding screams makes Entheos feel even more exciting, on top of the band’s already kickass musical pedigree.
Visual artist turned death metal ringleader Nader Sadek decided to create the world’s loudest anti-fossil fuel campaign and enlisted some of his buddies from the extreme metal scene to help him do so. Nader Sadek, the band, is a who’s who of Mr. Sadek’s heavy metal rolodex, featuring: Steve Tucker [ex-Morbid Angel], Flo Mounier [Cryptopsy], Blasphemer [Aura Noir, ex-Mayhem], Novy [ex-Behemoth, ex-Vader], Martin Rygiel [ex-Decapitated] and Travis Ryan [Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct]. When their powers combine, Nader Sadek form the mightiest group of ringers since the 1992 Springfield softball champs.
Kingdom of Sorrow
Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed. Kirk Windstein from Crowbar. Two of extreme music’s most iconic and gravelly sounding vocalists working together in the same band? That’s what Kingdom of Sorrow was all about back when the duo dropped their self-titled debut album back in 2008. Windstein’s sludgy riffs and trademark howl, coupled with Jasta’s unmistakable bark, created a super heavy sensory overload that was kind of fun to growl along with. The band released one more record, 2010’s Behind the Blackest Tears, before Kingdom of Sorrow went on hiatus. Hopefully when the pair’s busy Hatebreed and Crowbar schedules open up, we’ll get more tortured Kingdom of Sorrow tunes in the future.