BLACKWOLFGOAT Streaming New Album “Drone Maintenance”

The new album from experimental act Blackwolfgoat, Drone Maintenance, can now be streamed in full over at Decibel. Despite the album’s title, Drone Maintenance is not strictly drone. The album is full of solo guitar work that combines elements of psychedelia, folk and others along with loud reverberating drones. The album is officially out today via Small Stone Recordings and you can get your copy at this location. Be sure to stream the record first over at Decibel.

SKELETONWITCH Release NSFW Music Video For “Unending, Everliving”

SKeletonwitchBlackened thrashers Skeletonwitch have today unveiled their new music video for their track “Unending, Everliving,” which comes off of the bands most recent effort Serpents Unleashed. The video is quite certainly NSFW, so watch it on your own time. It’s a pretty rad video, although no where near the bands video with the Furries. Check out the video for “Unending, Everliving” below.      Continue reading

OBITUARY Streaming New Track “Visions In My Head”

12 Jacket (Gatefold - Two Pocket) [GD30OB2-N]Death metal legends Obituary will be releasing the highly anticipated Inked In Blood in October and the band has unleashed the first single off of the album: “Visions In My Head.” It’s a heavy chugging beast and it’s definitely the Obituary I love. Check out the track below and tell me you’re not excited for this massive release. Enjoy the stream.      Continue reading

YOB Streaming New Album “Clearing The Path To Ascend”

yob-clearing-the-path-to-ascendNext week Yob will unleash the doomiest of doom in the form of their new album Clearing The Path to Ascend and if you haven’t been keeping up with the amazing new tracks the band has already released, then now is a great time to jump in. Clearing The Path To Ascend is streaming in full right now and you can hear it over on Pitchfork. Go check it out and be sure to pick it up when it’s released on September 2nd.

CODE ORANGE Streaming New Album “I Am King”

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Code Orange have premiered their highly-anticipated new record, I Am King, over at Consequence of Sound. The album will officially be released on September 2nd via Deathwish, Inc. But for those of us who couldn’t wait any longer, Consequence of Sound is helping us satiate our appetites. The album is quite the contrast, for the most part, to the group’s previous efforts. I Am King shows a lot more straight-forward metal-influence and some emphasis on groove. Check it out for yourself and tell us what you think.

SLOTHS Streaming New Track “Elegy”

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Portland trio Sloths have premiered the opening cut from their forthcoming Twenty Years EP over at Metal Underground. The track is entitled “Elegy” and in under three minutes in length it churns out a procession of melodic, high octane riffs that run the gamut of post-hardcore, metallic hardcore and everything in between. Check out the track for yourself over at Metal Underground.

Twenty Years will be available digitally this Friday, August 29th. A physical release is due out in October through The Ghost is Clear, Don’t Live Like Me and Illuminasty Records.

You can check out Sloths’ previous release on their Bandcamp page.

KAYO DOT Streaming New Track “Library Subterranean”

kayo-dot-coffins-on-ioAvantgarde rockers Kayo Dot will release their new album Coffins On Io in October and the band is currently streaming their new track “Library Subterranean,” which you can hear below. This is a pretty phenomenal track and it absolutely flies by and doesn’t seem like it was even close to eight and a half minutes long. Check out “Library Subterranean” after the jump or blow your brains out.     Continue reading

KILLER BE KILLED Release Music Video For “Snakes Of Jehova”

Killer-Be-Killed-Killer-Be-KilledKiller Be Killed is the supergroup featuring members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon and Soulfly and they released a pretty phenomenal album earlier this year. The band has just released their new music video for their track “Snakes Of Jehova,” which can be seen after the jump. This video is not unlike their debut video for “Wings Of Feather And Wax,” but it’s still cool. Check it out below and see if it tickles your fancy.       Continue reading

CRUEL HAND Release Music Video For “Unhinged – Unraveled”

Cruel_Hand_-_The_NegativesCruel Hand will release their new album The Negatives late next month and the band has released their new music video for their track “Unhinged – Unraveled.” It’s a fucking weird video, and while I’ve never been the biggest Cruel Hand fan, I don’t hate this song. You can check out the video after the jump and see what you think.       Continue reading

Lost Diamonds: PAILHEAD

I’ve often found that one of the most useful and generally awe inspiring ways of discovering new music is to seek out records that other musicians recommend.  A while ago I read an interview with Sonny Kay of legendary noise punk band The Vss where he was speaking of a list of records that were receiving a lot of play time in his stereo. Given the strength of his musical output – the aforementioned The Vss, Year Future, and running the short lived but important record label Gold Standard Laboratories, the man knows a thing or two about quality music.   One of the records I obtained thanks to his insistence was “Trait” by the band Pailhead.  

A few years passed before I actually sat down and listened to the record (there is so much music to be heard and only so much time) and when I did, I immediately regretted not listening to Pailhead sooner. 

Pailhead was the short lived musical union formed after Al Jourgensen of Industrial legends Ministry befriended Minor Threat/Fugazi/Dischord Records founder Ian Mackaye.  Imagine one of the vocalists of Fugazi (literally) putting words over a foundation of industrialized post punk and you have an idea of the style that Pailhead did so well and for such a short time.  

 

 

Exclusive Interview: WITHIN RUST

The pacific coast of Canada hosts one of the nation’s largest, most diverse, and thriving music communities.  Some bands are here today, gone tomorrow, some carve out a career for themselves, and some rocket out of the starting gate with strong songs and an unflinching work ethic.  Vancouver’s Within rust find themselves undoubtedly in the latter camp.  

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Describe the first Within Rust live performance?

March 2012, Burnaby Winter Club, we were headlining for some ridiculous reason with all these pop punk bands who’d been around way longer than we had, and we had these lasers that had been taken from the pacific coliseum or something, and we were terrible and everyone loved it.

What do you consider to be the preferred medium for music distribution in 2014?

Youtube. Without a doubt, Youtube. They’re doing some sketchy things right now though so we’ll see about that. As far as actual unit distro? Itunes.

It’s been a while since I became age of majority, what’s the all ages scene like these days?

Its kinda weird… I mean on the one hand you have the super passionate thriving punk/ hardcore scenes, then you have the loyalist pop punk scene, which is mixed with the metalcore scene, and its basically the same 200 kids that go out to those shows and sing or scream their hearts out.  We’ve had some casualties in that scene lately with bands moving on, but there’s always more filling in the void so it’s cool.  A lot of variety, we’ve made tons of friends playing in that scene even though we never really fit in it.

You just found out that you have a 20 minute set opening for Within Rust’s collective favorite band at your city’s Hockey Arena – what band is it?

RUSH!

What’s the musical landscape like in your hometown in 2014? 

Every band out of Delta/ Surrey just goes and plays in Van and Burnaby, unless they’re soft enough to get the festivals Surrey puts on, which can be quite big.  We’ve played more cities in the US in the last 3 weeks than we’ve ever played shows in this town.  An example of a band out of ‘Surrey’ we identify with is Galactic Pegasus.  You’ll never see them play in Delta, but believe it or not some of them live here. 

For a younger band your sound is familiar yet not derivative.  What would you attribute to helping you find your own sound?

It’s just the result of being into heavier music but coping with a singer with a really distinct, clean voice, and a guitarist who plays in weird chord shapes.  There are so many ways to be intense or to express yourself as a band and I think we’ve really wrapped our heads around that to make some weird alternative prog slurry.  We’re always trying to push that harder and harder and find new ways and textures to make it just sound like something we’ve never done before.

Thanks a lot guys and all the best to Within Rust!

Thanks for talking to us! Lets do this again some time!

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LAGO Streaming New Track “The Tyranny Of Men”

Arizonian death metal outfit Lago have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut full length, Tyranny, over at Metal Sucks. The new track, entitled “The Tyranny of Men”, is a true death metal opus with its raw, blood-soaked riffs and monstrous guttural vocals. Not to mention their penchant for stellar guitar solos. Check out the track for yourself over at Metal Sucks now.

Tyranny will be released on September 16th. Pre-orders can be found here and here.

IDES OF GEMINI Streaming New Track “The Adversary”

Los Angeles dreamy doom outfit Ides of Gemini have released a new track from their forthcoming sophomore full length, Old World New Wave, over at Revolver. The new track is entitled “The Adversary” and it is driven by raw, sludgy guitars that are awash with ethereal melodies and haunting, angelic vocals. Check out the track for yourself over at Revolver now.

Old World New Wave will be released on September 16th via Neurot Recordings (CD/digital) and SIGE Records (vinyl).