For Those About to Squawk: Waldo's Pecks of the Week V

Every Friday, Waldo the African Grey Parrot, frontbird of thrash-grind immortals Hatebeak, will get you caught up on the week’s latest “extreme” releases. It’s REALLY slim peckings this week—nothing exciting at all. As Father Time makes way for the Baby New Year, here’s what’s going on.

U.K. sensations Asking Alexandria bring the metalcore noise with a teaser EP entitled Life Gone Wild (get it—instead of YOUTH Gone Wild?) on Sumerian. Featuring two remixed dubstep (what?) versions of two songs off of Stand Up and Scream, two Skid Row (?!?!) covers and a teaser song off of the upcoming Reckless and Relentless. This will prove to be exceedingly pointless, but I could always line my cage with the inserts. The Baz should be stoked; Sumerian MAY sell enough of these for him to get a 50 bag of blow from the royalty money. Why Skid Row? Is this band claiming that Skid Row is a HUGE influence on their sound? Of course the covers are the two biggest Skid Row songs; this whole thing is baffling. The U.K. seems to breed bands like this a lot lately. Someone should Ask Alexandria to stop it.

Selfmadegod releases the anticipated second full-length from Poland’s Calm Hatchery. Featuring past and present members of Dead Infection, Sacrilege of Humanity will prove to be a true death metal juggernaut. This should be sicker than the time I got the avian flu and fell off of my perch. The name HAS to be a reference to something, but who knows? Who cares, they rule.

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