Posted in MP3 | metal | music on February 2, 2010

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Landmine Marathon - "Exist" (edit) (MP3)

Sovereign Descent
Landmine Marathon

Seeing is believing, and last year I had a revelation. Landmine Marathon laid waste in the basement at Lit Lounge. Booming, vintage Bolt Thrower/Earache style riffs vibrated onlookers, while unhinged vocalist Grace Perry ran circles around the room like a five year-old on a gallon of Red Bull. It was an incredible performance (one of my favorites of the year) and had I attended with Vinny from Jersey Shore, coordinated fist-pumps would have been in order.

Their muscular second LP Rusted Eyes Awake was front and center then, but now the band is happy to introduce their new (maladjusted) baby, Sovereign Descent, due on March 16th. The album is their first LP for Prosthetic, and was produced by guitarist Ryan Butler with mastering by Alan Douches. The nine track LP is a burner, another set of brutal old-school death metal with a modern twist - more punishing riffs with more hooks perfomed with ferocity. Exhibit A is the album opener "Exist", available for download above in edited form. Pre-order the LP at Prosthetic.

Landmine Marathon begins its next live campaign of riffs/beatdowns in Arizona on March 6th, continuing on to an appearance in Columbus, Ohio for Scion Rock Fest, and eventually scooting all the way down to SXSW for a string of dates TBD. Until then, for more information and updates check back here or join the Landmine Blogathon.

Full tour dates and a few videos are below...

Landmine Marathon - Xenocide from the Rock n Roll Hotel in Washington, DC 2009.04.14

Landmine Marathon - "Skin with Skull" LIve 7/18/09

Landmine Maarathon @ Lit Lounge

LANDMINE MARATHON - 2010 TOUR DATES
Mar 6 2010 Landmine Marathon Record Release Show Scottsdale, Arizona
Mar 13 2010 SCION ROCK FEST Columbus, Ohio
Mar 15 2010 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mar 16 2010 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Comments (12)

band sucks

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 12:48 PM

heeeeeeavy shit

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 12:55 PM

i just dont get metal or hip hop...i love bbg though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 1:17 PM

dark, sinister... and dated.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 2:18 PM

Grace's vocals are the best.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 6:22 PM

you fuckin suck, LM kicks ass.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 9:14 PM

Landmine Marathon is the best!

Posted by Tim Phan | February 2, 2010 9:31 PM

This song has no brutality because too many part switches detract from it

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 9:40 PM

grace is freakin hot!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 6:08 AM

Dan Seagrave's covers always kick ass.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 10:23 AM

xbutx is hotter than grace, just sayin

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2010 11:39 PM

It's death/doom with some grindcore elements. If you don't like extreme music, don't listen to it. More importantly, don't comment on it. The music's not dated. Grindcore and death metal are alive and well. The only thing that's dated are twee, ironic hipsters. It's THEIR culture that's irrelevant, not ours.

Posted by David | December 14, 2011 5:17 PM

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