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#1
Wow.

Just wow.

This is something special. It really is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZUqFukI4fM

Epic. Energetic. Enjoyable.

Pure. Fukking. Metal.

This band is the real deal. It's been a few months since the demos been out and I'm still shocked at what I'm listening to. The quality on this track is absurd. Here we have quite the anomaly. This band consists of a bunch of guys who are well known in the Boston hardcore scene. These punks make better metal than pretty much any modern band right now. These guys play a perfect blend of power, doom, and traditional metal. If this band release a full length, it will be legendary. This is THE band to keep your eyes on, gents.

I can't do these guys proper justice. I'm at a loss for words. Just do yourself a favor and listen.
#2
They're hardcore background has made a substantial contribution in terms of energetic riffs and song structure. Sounds incredibly unique. Thanks for posting this, hope like hell they produce a full length
Who are you? The prince of darkness? Don't you have any friends?


#3
All three of Stone Dagger's members are also in Magic Circle, so anyone who likes Magic Circle (and I know there's plenty of you around here) should prioritize this. You'll recognize Brendan Radigan's vocals.

Electric Assault Records is re-releasing the demo on 7" later this month, and if I have the cash for it I'm definitely gonna pick it up. (Also, I have no idea why the demo is tagged with "Brooklyn" on the Bandcamp page when the band is from Boston.)
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#4
my bands gonna be called steel dagger and im gonna pwn all dese noobs
Cette nuit j'ai rêvé que je mâchais ses yeux
Après avoir crevé par accès de furie
Ta replète panse d'helminthes blancs nourrie,
Trop prompte à déféquer le fruit d'un vit sanieux.
#5
That 7'' will sell out before it hits the internet. I managed to get a copy of the tape, it's killer stuff indeed. Far more interesting than Magic Circle!
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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#6
Aye, this shit's incredible. I need to grab me that 7".
I’m not the man I used to be, I... I can’t go back to Arkham.

I... I should return to Arkham.


Among the churchyard’s mouldering stones I recognise a name – my own.
I have come home to Arkham.

#7
So this is pure fukking incredible and making my morning coffee so good. This vocalist has a voice that was made to seduce me.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#8
Not my usual point of focus on a demo like this, but the drum sound on this is incredible!
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


Quote by Ingested
burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
#9
It's the perfect audible level on an organic kit. You can just hear Fenriz orgasm.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#11
Father I pray, let me die in your light


I almost want to say I hear hints of Nemtheanga on this guys voice.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#12
I am beyond jealous of Strangles. The demo is so hard to get. A copy just sold on ebay for $40...for a two track demo that was just released.

I wanted to hold off on making a thread initially; I feared that my interest might just be infatuation,. It has been long enough for me to say without a doubt that this band is the real deal.

Everything is just so right. Scourge, my man, I almost died of excitement when I realized this band is local. I messaged Brendan, Im hoping to hear from him soon on if this band plans to do more and if they plan to play any shows.

It is as if the metal gods heard my cries and blessed me with true steel right next door.

I could listen to that track on repeat to the ends of time. It is a shame that the other song isnt quite as good.
#13
I got lucky by noticing it on Shadow Kingdom webshop... they have some incredible stuff coming up.

I'd say it'll be kept in print after the 7'' comes out too, if even to stop disgraceful stuff like charging 40 dollars for a 5 dollar tape.
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


Quote by Ingested
burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
#14
Quote by \Powerslave/
Everything is just so right. Scourge, my man, I almost died of excitement when I realized this band is local. I messaged Brendan, Im hoping to hear from him soon on if this band plans to do more and if they plan to play any shows.

It is as if the metal gods heard my cries and blessed me with true steel right next door.

I forgot you were from Massachusetts as well. Unfortunately none of the members' bands have any kind of social media presence, seemingly by choice, so it's really hard to stay up-to-date on what they're doing.

I'd love to see them live, but for now I'll have to settle for Satan playing at Ralph's. Somehow, I think I'll live.

On a somewhat related note, Brendan and a few of the other Rival Mob guys are in Battle Ruins as well, who are a hybrid of Oi! punk and NWOBHM. Not quite as good as Stone Dagger or Magic Circle but still a damn good listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImdcFJdeGsA
#15
No idea this existed. Knew about Magic Circle, I'll mirror Strangles' sentiments on this release. Jeeesus christ what a release.

Definitely picking up the 7". Might scout about and see if there's any individual sellers kicking around.
#16
Quote by Scourge441
I forgot you were from Massachusetts as well. Unfortunately none of the members' bands have any kind of social media presence, seemingly by choice, so it's really hard to stay up-to-date on what they're doing.

I'd love to see them live, but for now I'll have to settle for Satan playing at Ralph's. Somehow, I think I'll live.

On a somewhat related note, Brendan and a few of the other Rival Mob guys are in Battle Ruins as well, who are a hybrid of Oi! punk and NWOBHM. Not quite as good as Stone Dagger or Magic Circle but still a damn good listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImdcFJdeGsA

Yo Scourge, have you been to Ralph's before? If so, how strict are they on 21+? As it looks like right now, I'm going to have to scramble for a fake ID to see Satan.
#17
I never tried to get in while underage, but I've been told that they're very, very strict on the age limits.
#18
http://electricassaultrecords.com/post/77085813355/some-unfortunate-news-for-today-punk-survival

Likewise, Stone Dagger’s The Siege of Jerusalem 7”-single is also delayed but will be out around April. There will be no pre-orders for this but rest assured that there will be plenty of copies to go around!


My bank account gets a reprieve until April.
#19
I was so ready to purchase this at the ass crack of dawn
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#20
Brendan never replied to my message . I would love to see these guys live. I just can't imagine how much ass it would kick.

Man, this demo is just so ****ing amazing. Between these guys, Eternal Champion, and Graven Rite, I seriously can't wait. Some serious EPs/LPs coming our way soon in this genre.
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#21
Give me my god damn 7''
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#27
I was a little unsure about Stone Dagger at first, but I think it's the vocals and the phrasing and melodies that really work for it. There's a very 'free flowing' feel to the vocals for want of a better words. I don't think it's shit the bed awesome, but it's certainly got something special about it.

Quote by Scourge441


On a somewhat related note, Brendan and a few of the other Rival Mob guys are in Battle Ruins as well, who are a hybrid of Oi! punk and NWOBHM. Not quite as good as Stone Dagger or Magic Circle but still a damn good listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImdcFJdeGsA


I think there is a bit of cross over with NWOBHM and Oi! certainly in a lot of the more energetic upbeat stuff. But the idea of the two combined really excites me as an idea.
I was expecting something along the lines of The 4-Skins, Splodge and One Way System at their most energetic.

Something like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI0EbuXOOHE

or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0v6hJTrYWo

But that didn't really live up to my expectations.
#28
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Give me my god damn 7''

There hasn't even been an update on it. WTF.
#29
I need the 7".


EDIT: Oh, it's out on the 7th of June apparently.
I’m not the man I used to be, I... I can’t go back to Arkham.

I... I should return to Arkham.


Among the churchyard’s mouldering stones I recognise a name – my own.
I have come home to Arkham.

#31
I am now stalking my mailbox. It begins.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#32
Gotta double check my finances before I order it. Chances are I'll snag it either tomorrow or Friday morning when I get paid.

Hopefully it stays in stock that long.
#33
Only pink is real!

Good to have this in my hands finally, pink sleeves and all. Putting it on my sound system finally has made me permanently ecstatic for the day.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#35
So I wound up missing out on the 7" when all of my last paycheck went into my student loans.

Hoping for a repress.
#36
Last I heard there is going to be a repress with zero differences from the first.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#37
I wish some Euro distros got hold of some of the future copies. About $13 for the shipping of one 7" is quite a bit.
I’m not the man I used to be, I... I can’t go back to Arkham.

I... I should return to Arkham.


Among the churchyard’s mouldering stones I recognise a name – my own.
I have come home to Arkham.

#38
Wonder whatever happened to these guys. Didn't know the fella from Innumerable Forms was apart of this though, great stuff.
#39
i guess i should listen to this, given the glowing praise in this thread
O what a disgrace if such a despised and base race, which worships demons, should conquer a people which has the faith of omnipotent God and is made glorious with the name of Christ!

The music winners listen to
#40
I Still spin the 7'' regularly. Highly recommended. Whole lotta energy. More to come at a snails pace from what I've heard.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
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