In a few short weeks, Pink Floyd will bring to light their last album The Endless River. Those that I have spoken to about the forthcoming record seem to be skeptical and lukewarm at best to the idea. Personally, I’ve recently become really attuned to the playing of late keyboardist Richard Wright and if you consider that The Endless River is 19 instrumental songs, I feel curious to moderately excited about the new release. What’s your favorite record by the band? Is it the cynical prog machinations of Animals or the unrefined, yet undeniably promising Saucerful of Secrets? Make your opinion known and vote. Continue reading
Japan’s post-rock legends Mono have premiered both of their forthcoming new albums over at A.V. Club. Rays of Darkness and The Last Dawn will officially be available on October 24th (Europe), 27th (U.K.), 28th (North America) and November 5th (Japan) and can be purchased here, here and here. But if you cannot wait one more minute for these huge, expansive albums, then head over to A.V. Club to stream them both now.
I know a lot of people are fucking ecstatic that Cretin are finally releasing a new album (Stranger, due out in early December) and I am one of them. The band is a long time favorite of mine and I know that Stranger is going to absolutely decimate. Well, if you need a little convincing and the first track the band released wasn’t enough, you can check out the bands Decibel Magazine Flexi-Disc contribution. This track won’t appear on Stranger, but any new Cretin is good Cretin. Check out the track below via MetalSucks. Continue reading
Portland trio Wizard Rifle have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Here In The Deadlights, over at Noisey. The new track is the nearly seven minute “Crystal Witch” and it is a complete acid trip. The wacky song begins with some slow-building layers of psychedelic tremolo-picked riffs and immediately switches to a procession of jarring, bouncing riffs that eventually bleed into a grumbling sludge metal section. If that sounds weird, that’s because it is, but in the best way possible of course. Head over to Noisey to stream the track now.
Here In The Deadlights will be released on October 28th via Seventh Rule Records. Pre-orders can be placed here.
The forthcoming opus from U.K.’s death/industrial metal hybrid Anaal Nathrakh, Desideratum, can now be streamed in its entirety over at Revolver. The album will officially be released on October 28th via Metal Blade Records and can be pre-ordered here. If you like chaotic, grinding death metal and just so happen to like the electronic nuances of industrial metal, then Desideratum is the right album to you. Get your fix of aural psychopathy over at Revolver.
Grooving stoner metal act Betzefer released The Devil Went Down To The Holy Land and now the band has released a new music video. The video is for their track “Can You Hear Me Now?” and the track is absolutely brilliant. The video is strange but interesting, but gahddamn, this song rules. You can check out the music video after the jump. Do it. Also, if you haven’t picked up The Devil Went Down To The Holy Land, seriously go out and pick it up in some form or another. It’s phenomenal. Continue reading
Nero Di Marte will unleash their phenomenal new album next week and if you missed the bands track “Dite” that they released earlier this month (see here), now is the time for you to get into the bands new album Derivae. The band is currently streaming the album in full and you can hear it right now. I initially wasn’t into the band band but that quickly changed when I started listening. Check out Derivae after the jump and see if it tickles your downstairs. Continue reading
Carcass will release their new EP Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel next month and the band has release a lyric video for one of the EPs tracks, “Livestock Marketplace.” While the bands latest offing wasn’t one of my favorite albums, I really enjoyed it and I really love this track. It’s slower and very powerful. You can check out the video after the jump and see if it pumps you up for the new EP like it has me. Enjoy. Continue reading
Death metal legends Obituary are back and have returned with a vengeance. The bands new album Inked In Blood will be released next week and you can now stream the album in full. The album is a definite throw back to the bands earlier albums, but keeping things relevant and up to today’s death metal standards. I’ve really enjoyed the album and I think you should all take the time to enjoy it as well. Stream away, Merle. Stream away. Continue reading
The Crinn have announced the release of their new album Shadowbreath and the band has issued the first single off of said album. The band is one that is new to me, but after hearing their new track “Silent Betrayer,” I’m going to go back and listen to their debut album. This track is vicious, furious and lots of other adjectives that I can’t even express right now. Check out the track below and get your brain blown. Continue reading
Portland doomsayers Usnea have premiered the title track from their forthcoming record, Random Cosmic Violence, over at No Clean Singing. “Random Cosmic Violence” begins its 14 minute excursion with psychedelic, acoustic-centered strumming before launching into a completely devastating doom assault. Experience the massive track for yourself over at No Clean Singing now.
Random Cosmic Violence will be released through Relapse Records on November 7th (Germany, Benelux) and November 10th (U.S., U.K., Europe). Pre-orders can be placed here.
Doom legends Pentagram have announced a string of headlining Midwest and East Coast tour dates. The band will be joined by the likes of Radio Moscow, Blood Ceremony, Bang and Kings Destroy on select dates of the trek. Those dates can be found after the break.
The Great Sabatini have released the official video for their track “Life During Wartime” off of their most recent creation, Dog Years. The album’s melodic yet sludgy closing track is set to a collection of scenes from the 1993 animated film, “The Thief and the Cobbler”. It may seem random but works pretty well with the song itself. Feel free to check out the video after the break.
Blues-infused noise makers The Cutthroats 9 (Unsane) have announced a string of Western U.S. tour dates in support of their most recent effort, Dissent. The trio will be joined by the likes of ÆGES on all stops on the tour. The touring schedule can be seen after the break along with a stream of the track “Eraser”.
Portland occult metal outfit Atriarch have premiered their forthcoming album, An Unending Pathway, over at Pitchfork. The goth, doom, black metal and hard rock hybrid will officially be released on October 27th via Relapse Records and can be pre-ordered here. While you are checking out, stream the album in all its gloomy glory over at Pitchfork.