Aural annihilators Godflesh are back with “Imperator”, the second single off of the group’s upcoming return LP, A World Lit Only By Fire. Holding true to initial claims of the upcoming album as a return to form, the new track is classic Godflesh, pounding rhythms, nasty tones and simplistic but utterly gnashing riffage in tow. Check “Imperator” out below and look out for A World Lit Only By Fire everywhere October 7th on CD/LP/Digital Download via Avalanche Recordings and cassette via Hydra Head Records.
Long-running Connecticut metallic hardcore fiends Hatebreed have announced dates for a Winter tour supporting Black Label Society alongside the Butcher Babies. Tickets for the tour are up Friday and details are below.
12/28 — Spokane, Wash. — Knitting Factory
12/29 — Vancouver, British Columbia — The Commodore Ballroom
12/30 — Kelowna, British Columbia — Kelowna Community Theatre
12/31 — Calgary, Alberta — Flames Central
1/2 — Edmonton, Alberta — Shaw Conference Centre
1/3 — Regina, Saskatchewan — Conexus Arts Centre
1/4 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Burton Cummings Theatre
1/5 — Thunder Bay, Ontario — Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
1/7 — London, Ontario — London Music Hall
1/8 — Toronto, Ontario — Kool Haus (The Guvernment)
1/9 — Montreal, Quebec — Le Métropolis de Montréal
1/10 — Syracuse, N.Y. — F SHED at The Market
1/12 — Reading, Pa. — Reverb
1/13 — Portland, Maine — State Theatre, Portland, Maine
1/14 — Hartford, Conn. — The Webster
1/16 — Royal Oak, Mich. — Royal Oak Music Theatre
1/17 — Columbus, Ohio — LC Pavilion
1/18 — Charlotte, N.C. – The Fillmore Charlotte
1/20 — Oklahoma City, Okla. — Diamond Ballroom
1/21 — Kansas City, Mo. — Arvest Bank Theater At the Midland
1/22 — Omaha, Neb. — Sokol Auditorium
Recent Revelation Records signees Soul Search have announced dates for a full US tour alongside their peers in Fury, kicking off early November and ending mid-December. In addition, the duo will see their California contemporaries in Violent Situation, Forced Order and Skinfather as support depending on date. Peep the full details below. Hopefully, the imminent tour signifies the release of Soul Search’s long-coming debut full length. Continue reading
One of the raddest hardcore bands killing it right now is Baptists, who absolutely crush on every release they put out. I think the bands pending release Bloodmines might be their best yet and to further prove my point, the band is currently streaming their new track “Calling,” which you can hear after the jump, thanks to Metal Injection. I love this mid-paced crusher and I can’t wait to hear the rest of Bloodmines! Stream below. Continue reading
SSS are one amazing thrash band that I love. The band hasn’t released a full-length album since 2011 but released an EP last year on their new label Prosthetic Records. Well, SSS will be unleashing their new full-length this fall and the band has unleashed a monstrous new song titled “Dead Wood.” If that’s not enough to entice you, said song features guest vocals by death metal vocal legend Jeff Walker of Carcass. Holy fuck. Get to streamin’ kiddos. Peep the song out after the jump. Continue reading
Lane told you about Trap Them covering tracks from Edge Of Sanity and Hot Snakes for Decibel’s FlexiDisc series and now you can stream both of the covers! I adore both Trap Them and cover songs, so I was euphoric before I even listened to the tracks (both of which are magical). You can check out those covers after the jump, courtesy of MetalSucks. Continue reading
Today Is The Day always pleases my earholes and I like seeing really intriguing, off-the-wall music videos, so today is a nice day because I get both. I get new Today Is The Day and I get an insane David Hall-directed music video for the bands song “Masada.” I’m not sure if it’s ignorance or my upbringing void people of the Jewish faith, but I wasn’t aware of what the name of the song was derived from until I looked it up. Apparently it’s the name of a plateau in which a bunch of Israelis committed mass suicide. METAL! Check out the video for “Masada” after the jump. Continue reading
Hostage Calm have released their new album Die On Stage and the band has quickly followed up with a music video directed by the one and only Max Moore. I love this guys videos and I think Hostage Calm are incredible so, put the two together and you get awesome. Check out the bands music video for “A Thousand Miles Away From Here” after the jump. Enjoy! Continue reading
Blackened grindcore heathens Anaal Nathrakh will be releasing their new record, their first for new label Metal Blade Records, and the band has unleashed their beastly new track “Monstrum In Animo” over on Decibel. This track is vicious, it’s loud and it’s apocalyptic. You can stream the monstrosity after the jump. If you dare. Continue reading
Revocation are one of those bands that constantly and consistently improves. The band is always becoming heavier and more amazing with each album and I think their new album Deathless will be their best yet. Don’t believe me based off of the albums title track (see here), then let the band “Madness Opus” destroy you with amazeballs. Check out a stream of the track below, courtesy of Noisey. Continue reading
Los Angeles-based EBM/Industrial group Youth Code are currently streaming their latest EP, A Place To Stand, in full over at Pitchfork. Consisting of four new original tracks and four remixes of past material by CLIPPING, Sanford Parker of Corrections House, God Module and Silent Servant, the newly Josh Eustis (Nine Inch Nails, Telefon Tel Aviv, Sons Of Magdalene) produced EP by the frenetic electronic duo sees the group expanding their soundscape to include more melodic synths and layered, complex rhythms, in addition to a brief varied vocal approach on the A-Side closer “A Litany (A Place To Stand)” which trades the group’s usual harsh vocals for an expanded spoken word diatribe. Stream A Place To Stand via Pitchfork here and pre-order the record via Dais Records here, due September 23rd.
Concurrently, Youth Code are due for a record release show on the same date at The Complex In Glendale, with support by High-Functioning Flesh and Them Are Us Too. The duo will also support VNV Nation and Skinny Puppy with Haujobb late Fall on the month-long Alliance Of Sound Tour. Full details for those live dates are provided below.
The Contortionist released their highly anticipated and highly praised new album Language today and I am so thrilled that the world will finally get to hear this masterpiece. I have watched The Contortionist go from deathcore to one of the leading and most fascinating progressive bands of the day. Language is a phenomenal album that I find myself listening to constantly, so you should do the same. Stream the album below. Go, The Contortionist, go! Continue reading
Whirr are a band that the world should be familiar with at this point, as they spawned Nothing and will be releasing one of my favorite albums of the year very soon. The band has unleashed their phenomenal new album Sway upon the world today and it is a glorious thing. This album is shoegazing, post-rocking, noisy and it’s beautiful. Whirr craft some of the best music you will ever hear and you have GOT to get into this. You can check out a full stream of Sway over on Pitchfork and stream their track “Mumble” after the jump. ENJOY! Continue reading
Earlier today, Metal Hammer revealed the identity of death metal supergroup Bloodbath’s new frontman as Nick Holmes, known mostly for his work with the now prominently un-deathly Paradise Lost. Replacing previous frontmen Mikael Akefeldt (Opeth) and Peter Tagtren (Hypocrisy), Nick Holmes marks his first recorded debut with the band on their upcoming fourth LP, Grand Morbid Funeral, due out for release on Peaceville Records this November 17th. Addressing the odd pick considering Paradise Lost’s output as of late, Metal Hammer expanded on the choice stating :
The Paradise Lost singer might be known these days for his sonorous tones, but Bloodbath’s forthcoming album, Grand Morbid Funeral released by Peaceville Records on November 17, will see the return of the ravenous and cavernous growl that marked Paradise Lost’s debut album, Lost Paradise, so expect an outpouring of sonic dread, blood-soaked riffs and monstrous grooves…
The site further confirmed some nefarious guest appearances, noting that the album will be:
dragged even deeper into the lair of the awesome by the guest appearances of Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler from supreme US filthmongers, Autopsy.
Look out for pre-order information in the future by following Bloodbath on their official Facebook here.
One of my favorite current bands, Old Wounds released their phenomenal new EP Death Projection today and, in case you didn’t have enough interest in it, you can stream the album in full! Thanks to the good people at AltPress\, the album has been presented to the world and I highly suggest you get a dose of death in your life today. Check out the stream after the jump. Do it. Continue reading