Bay Area hardcore/punk/post-punk/whatever band Ceremony announced today the release date for their new LP. Set for a May 19 2015 release once again thru Matador Records, The L-Shaped Man is a literal, metaphorical, and metaphysical quantum leap from their early days and even just from their last album Zoo.
Read on after the break for the details including pre-ordering info and tour dates:
Germany’s “winterdoom” quartet Phantom Winter (ex-Omega Massif) have premiered a new track from their upcoming record, Cvlt, over at Arctic Drones. The track in question is the nearly nine-minute leviathan “Avalanche Cities”, which features disgustingly heavy chugging mayhem peppered with icy, melancholic post-rock interludes. Get crushed to death at this location now.
Cvlt will be released on April 24 via Golden Antenna Records. Pre-order here.
[Photo by Scott Kinkade]
Southern-fried, resin-soaked sludge trio Weedeater have premiered a new track from their forthcoming fifth full-length album and follow up to 2011’s Jason… The Dragon, Goliathan, over at Noisey. The new track is titled “Cain Enabler” and features everything Weedeater is known for; hazy-eyed, distorted sludge and raspy vocals. You can check out the new track at this location.
Goliathan will be released on May 19 via Season of Mist. Pre-orders can be found here. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen below.
New York/New Jersey groove-heavy progressive metal quintet Gyre have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Moirai, over at Metal Injection. The new track is titled “I Release” and it hits like a steamroller. The track features endless guitar acrobatics, complex rhythms, crushing grooves and catchy choruses. Check out the tune for yourself after the break.
Moirai will be released on May 12
Italian progressive metal outfit Adimiron have premiered the official video for their track “Ayahuasca”, off of their 2014 album Timelapse, over at Metal Sucks. The spiraling, complex track is set to a surreal animated clip featuring hand-drawn illustrations. Monika Janouchová, who is responsible for these animations, stated the following:
“’Ayahuasca is an inspiring song. It has the power to take us to unreal places, and I just wanted to transform its potential into images. Each scene and situation brings us, together with the music, to a long surreal trip. Our mind opens and we are enabled to see more…It’s like a vivid dream in which we cannot tell whether it is real or not and if everything will be normal once woken up.”
Check out the video after the break as well as a stream of Timelapse.
Minsk have premiered a new track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, The Crash & The Draw, over at Stereogum. The track, titled “When The Walls Fall”, closes out the record with 10 minutes of swirling, angelic ambience, post-rock sensibilities and tumultuous sludge. Head over to Stereogum to experience the behemoth for yourself.
The Crash & The Draw will be released on April 3 (Germany), April 6 (UK/word) and April 7 (North America) via Relapse Records. Pre-orders can be found here.
Oakland-based post-metal outfit Secrets of the Sky have announced the release of their sophomore full-length and follow up to their 2013 debut, To Sail Black Waters. The new album will be titled Pathway and will see a release on May 19 via Metal Blade. The forthcoming 13-track opus was engineered, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios with Secrets of the Sky. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Metal Blade are currently offering pre-orders for the album as well as a stream of the new track “Three Swords”. Guitarist Clayton Bartholomew issued the following comments regarding the new track:
“‘Three Swords’ was the first song we put together for the new album when we started writing it back a year or so ago. In fact, the songs on the album were written in the order they appear on the record. The first album, To Sail Black Waters, ends with a single guitar part fading out, and the same riff fades in to the Pathway album via ‘Three Swords.’ The song is just a piece of the overall puzzle that constitutes Pathway, which I believe as an album is more well-rounded and dynamic as a whole than any of our previous work.”
Stream the track at this location.
Polish experimental grindcore unit Antigama have announced the release of their seventh full-length record and follow up to 2013’s Meteor. The new record will bear the title The Insolent and will be released on May 7 via Selfmadegod. The new 10-track record was recorded and mixed in January and February by Pawel Grabowski and the band themselves, and was mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer). Other details regarding the release are still pending.
Fresh off their re-formation and their recent signing with the trusted purveryors in all thing metallic, Relapse Records, Florida death/grind unit Maruta announce the details of their label debut Remain Dystopian. Slated for a June release date , Remain Dystopian aims to top the band’s previous exercise in grind fury, Forward Into Regression.
Following their furious 2014 demo, D.C. crossover act Red Death (members of Protester, Genocide Pact) have released for stream “Permanent Exile”, the frenzied title track off of their upcoming debut LP of the same name. If the single is any indication, expectations are high. Listen to the track below, pre-order Permanent Exile, due for release April 21st via Grave Mistake Records, here and catch Red Death on their upcoming full US run with UK’s THE FLEX, dates below. Continue reading
Legendary New York metallic hardcore outfit All Out War have announced plans for a 2015 summer release of new material in the form of an EP entitled Dying Gods. Heralded as a triumphant return to the sound of their pinnacle LP For Those Who Were Crucified, the incoming seven song EP (five originals, two covers) was engineered and produced by Steve Evetts at West West Side Studios in New Windsor, New York. Peep the full press release below. Continue reading
Buffalo, NY quintet Malfunction put the ink to paper today on their signing with hardcore punk powerhouse B 9 Recs.
The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their debut LP Fear Of Failure at GCR Audio Recording Studios
with Jay Zubricky and which immediately upon completion will be shipped off to Taylor Young (Twitching Tongues, NAILS, Disgrace) for mixing before finally seeing its completion with a mastering at Audiosiege (Blacklisted, Integrity, Poison Idea).
Continue after the break for the details:
WAKE and Primitive Man, two of the most promising young bands in extreme music are making preparations for their upcoming spring tour which will see them getting the party started right in Denver May 15 and bringing things to a close in St.Louis 5/28. With stops along the way in D.C., with The Body and Water Torture, and in Charm City at MDF with the millions of amazing bands that play that event every year.
This tour will cover both ends of the extreme music spectrum with Primitive Man bringing the slow, crushing, low-end pain with their punishing brand of blackened sludge/doom while WAKE will be providing the SPEEEED!! with the unending power and mania that is their hardcore/grind attack.
Continue after the break for tour dates and tour poster:
[Photo by Kevin Griggs]
Royal Thunder have premiered another new track from their forthcoming album, Crooked Doors, over at High Times. The new track, titled “The Line”, delivers more of that classic hard rock swagger, soaring guitar leads and emotive vocal performances the band have a penchant for. Head over to High Times to stream the track now.
Crooked Doors will be released on April 7 via Relapse Records.
The band will be heading out on tour this spring/summer with Wild Throne in tow. Those dates can be found below.