Friday 11/11/11, in addition to being the release date for about 1000 movies, is National Metal Day (way more important). To get you in the spirit of things, we’re hooking you up with a ton of free metal MP3s, courtesy of Artery Records.
Artery Records, an independent label from Sacramento, CA founded in 2010 is home to a bunch of great metal bands. They have the full spectrum of the genre cover pretty well, from deathcore groups like Chelsea Grin and Attila, to post-hardcore group Close to Home, to metalcore with The Crimson Armada, to post hardcore with Vanna.
Chelsea Grin are named after a British soccer hooligan term. In hooligan terminology, a Chelsea grin is when you cut open the corners of a person’s mouth (think the Joker in Batman) and then kick them in the groin to make their face split into a bloody grimace. Nice huh? Chelsea Grin (the band) use a foundation of hardcore grit combined with death metal technicality and grind speed in a triple guitar attack to produce as much aural harm as the back alley jaw split.
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