Phoenix, Arizona based sludge act Sorxe have announced the release of their debut full length album and follow up to last year’s Realms EP. The new record will be titled Surrounded By Shadows and will see a release on September 2nd through the band themselves digitally and on digipak CD. Artwork (which is being put together by ex-Neurosis/A Storm of Light member Josh Graham) and track listing will be revealed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, feel free to stream the Realms EP below.
Ohio heavy rockers Lo-Pan have announced the release of their fourth full length record and follow up to 2011′s Salvador. The new record, which was produced by Andrew Schneider (East of the Wall, Unsane, etc), will be titled Colossus and will be released through Small Stone Records on October 7th. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break. You can also stream their previous full length, Salvador, below as well.
Chicago’s American Heritage have announced the release of their sixth full length album and follow up to 2011′s Sedentary. The record, which was produced by Sanford Parker, will be entitled Prolapse and will see a release through Solar Flare Records sometime this November. This will also most likely be the final album band, due to vocalist/guitarist Adam Norden leaving the band after the album was recorded. More details, including an official street date, are due to be revealed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, stream Sedentary after the break.
Portland sci-fi punks Big Black Cloud have announced the release of their new cassette EP. The new EP will carry the title Lessons in Fuck You 2 and will be released through Eolian Empire and the band’s own Stankhouse Records on August 5th. The EP’s cover art and track listing can be seen after the break. You can check out the band’s past releases over on their Bandcamp page.
Pre-orders for the cassette can be purchased here.
San Francisco sludge masters Black Cobra have announced a new Summer/Fall U.S. tour. The band will be taking their vicious brand of sludge to 32 cities and will be joined by Ohio’s Lo-Pan. You can check out the touring schedule after the break.
Black Cobra will be entering the studio later this year to record their next full length record, due for a release early 2015.
Footage of Retox performing a new song has made its way online. The new, spastic track is apparently titled “This Should Hurt a Little Bit” and will be apart of the new 7″ split between the band and Narrows (Botch, etc), which is due out later this year via ThreeOneG. You can check out the performance after the break.
French chaotic hardcore/grindcore outfit Warsawwasraw have unleashed another new track from their forthcoming album, Sensitizer, which is due out on September 25th via ThreeOneG. The new track is the absolutely mind-numbing, schizoid “Celestial Blackeye”, which throws out noisy riff after noisy riff until your ears bleed. You can stream the track after the break.
I have been a fan of Belphegor for a long, long time and I always look forward to new material by the band, but while I love their music, I am not a fan of their new music video. The video I speak of is for their track “Conjuring The Dead” and it just doesn’t seem like a Belphegor video as much as a Cradle Of Filth video. Fuck what I think, though. Check out the video for yourself. Continue reading →
Brooklyn’s blackened, sludgy, hardcore heathens Mortals unleashed their new album Cursed To See The Future earlier in the month and the band have followed it up with a music video for their track “View From A Tower.” I adore this band and I really dig the song, but the video just doesn’t do anything for me. Check it out after the jump and see if it tickles your funny places. Continue reading →
A few months back I posted about a rad compilation featuring bands covering Misfits tracks. Well, the folk at CVLT Nation have come through again and have released a new compilation featuring covers of one of my all-time favorite bands: Joy Division. Some of the stand-out bands are Pinkish Black, Old Witch and Arctic Flowers, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Check out a full stream of the compilation below. Continue reading →
North Carolinian death/grind outfit Columns (Glass Casket/Wretched) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut, Please Explode, over at Lambgoat. The new track, entitled “Our Creation”, slams down upon the listener with dirty grooves and a general death metal attitude. The track hurts and it hurts so good. Head over to Lambgoat to check it out.
Please Explode will be released on August 5th via Relapse Records.
Tech metal outfit Gigan have announced a new headlining North American tour that will commence in early September. The Interstellar Intellect tour will see Gigan joined by fellow mind-numbing tech metal acts Pyrrhon and Artificial Brain. The tour dates as they currently stand can be seen after the break.
Bay Area one-man avant-garde act Botanist has premiered a new track from the upcoming album, VI: Flora, over at Tiny Mix Tapes. The new track is entitled “Stargazer” and it finds Botanist completely soaked in celestial instrumentation and glowing atmospheres. The speedy hammered dulcimer and the nearly inaudible, black metal-esque screeches offer an interesting contrast to the track’s overwhelmingly bright sound. Point your browsers here to stream the new jam.
VI: Flora will be released on August 19th via The Flenser.
A389 Records have release a colossal 54 track digital mixtape that can be downloaded for free over at their Bandcamp page. The release features killer tracks from the likes of Full of Hell, Left for Dead, Despise You, Primitive Man, The Black Dahlia Murder, Ringworm and many more. You can stream the mixtape after the break.