On this week’s Cloudcast, we’ve got taster-tracks from four of this week’s best new releases, as well as this week’s Future Hits inductee, Palm, and a song connected to he biggest news story in metal this week: Robb Flynn throwing his toys out the pram at Avenged Sevenfold.
There are 6 artists using the name Palm;
1. Kasra, Eve, Gerry, and Hugo from Hudson, New York play rock/indie/punk tunes.
2. Palm (Japan) was formed in the Summer of 2000 and have been creating their own original form of sound by their instincts and under influence of metal, hardcore, doom, sludge and rock. After sharing stages with countless bands and touring internationally, the band released their first DVD "Spin The Imagination" on 13th of October 2006 on S. Read more on Last.fm
Palm on Thrash Hits
September 10th, 2013
Thrash Hits verdict: Japanese bands of the heavy inclination are few and far between, but when they’re good, they’re bloody amazing. Think of Envy, Crossfaith and FACT, for instance. Palm are absolutely the heaviest of the bunch and they play searing, crusty hardcore in the vein of those bands up there, influenced by the likes of “Slayer, Pantera, Entombed, early Sepultura, early Cave In [and] Neurosis”. They recorded an album, My Darkest Friends with Alan Douches (Baroness, 3 Inches of Blood) and had the cover designed by Converge’s Jacob Bannon. It all fits together.
While bassist, Yoshiyasu Morita, drummer, Kenta Nakanishi and vocalist, Toshihiko Takahashi have now been together for a decade, guitarist, Ryouta Sugimoto joined the band a couple of years ago and Palm have been on an upward trajectory ever since. The singer, however, is the sole remaining founding member, so we had a chat to him about Palm.