Review: FULL OF HELL & MERZBOW – “Full Of Hell & Merzbow”

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Formed in 2009 initially under a far more familiar Crowbar-ian banner, Ocean City, MD audio terrorists Full Of Hell have since grown into one of the most innovative acts in contemporary extreme music, bearing name to a consistent assault of constant reinvention bred from a seemingly unending wealth of existential woe and genre-weaving knowhow. On the live circuit, the quartet have fared similarly, holding their vile live exorcisms to the acclaim of endless punk houses and festival audiences the world over, slaying equally audiences Backtrack to The Body. While 2013′s Rudiments Of Mutilation seemed to serve as the band’s magnum opus and a comfortable defining point for the band’s shifting sound, this year’s Full Of Hell & Merzbow, a chance collaboration with the long-standing noise legend, marks the beginnings of yet another new trajectory into alienation for the initially hardcore-rooted band that proves that there is much hell left to explore. Continue reading

WHITE ARMS OF ATHENA Release Music Video For “Heavy Sleep”

waoaI’ve never listened to a lot of White Arms Of Athena before now, but the band’s new album just jumped up the list for me. The bands self-titled album will be released in a few weeks and they have released a music video for their track “Heavy Sleep.” I am loving this track and the video, so yeah. Check this shit out and do it ASAP. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do.     Continue reading

PERIPHERY Streaming New Track “The Scourge”

peripheryband2014_638It has already been announced that Periphery will be releasing two new albums, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, both due out in January. Well, the band is now teasing us with some of their amazing new music. We all saw how incredible and inventive the band can be with their Clear album and I think they have evolved even more with the Juggernaut series. The band is streaming their track “The Scourge” right now and you HAVE to hear this. It’s incredible.      Continue reading

IRON REAGAN Release Music Video For “I Won’t Go”

iron reaganMegaforce Iron Reagan released a phenomenal new album earlier this year and the band has released a few music videos since, the latest of which was released today. The video that was released most recently is for their track “I Won’t Go” and it’s a pretty cool video on top of being an amazing track. The video was shot in what looks like Iron Reagan‘s rehearsal space and it’s shot in black and white. Rad. Check it out.     Continue reading

BARING TEETH Streaming New Album “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins”

Dallas-based technical metal outfit Baring Teeth have premiered their forthcoming sophomore full length, Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins, over at Revolver. The record will officially be released next Tuesday, November 25th, via Willowtip Records and pre-orders can still be placed here. On the new disorienting record, vocalist/guitarist Andrew Hawkins comments:

“This album was a really difficult one to make. We pushed ourselves as songwriters and as musicians, but I think the extra focus we placed on crafting a complete, focused album really paid off. Every song plays into the larger whole while still being brutal and catchy, and we wrote much more concertedly this time around. Our goal was to make an album that pushes the extremes of [debut full-length] Atrophy as far as possible, and we’re really happy with the result.”

If you cannot wait five more days to have your equilibrium wrecked, then stream the new record at this location.

YOUTH FUNERAL Streaming New Track “When It Pours”

New Hampshire screamo outfit Youth Funeral have premiered a new track from their forthcoming EP, See You When I See You, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The new track, entitled “When It Pours”, is a two-minute kick in the teeth that is raw, rambunctious, emotionally charged and often technical at times. Check out the face-melting jam for yourself at this location.

See You When I See You will be released on January 27th via Twelve Gauge Records. The EP’s track listing can be seen after the break.

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WOLVHAMMER Announce West Coast Tour With BLACK COBRA

Wolvhammer will continue their North American decimation with a new string of West Coast tour dates in support of their third full length album, Clawing Into Black Sun. The band will provide direct support to San Francisco sludge duo Black Cobra. Those tour dates can be found after the break.

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IDES OF GEMINI Debut “Seer Of Circassia” Video

Ides of Gemini have premiered the new haunting, ritualistic video for their track “Seer of Circassia”, over at Noisey. Bassist/vocalist Sera Timms issued the following comments regarding the conceptual nature of the video:

“The concept of the album traces the symbolic-psychological breakdown of a character over ten days [‘Seer Of Circassia’ takes place on day four]. We’re working within the structures of psycho-spiritual alchemical transformation, utilizing Carl Jung’s school of analytical psychology. Essentially we have a story of the psychological conflict of opposing forces — yin-yang, male/female/dark light, etc. — each driven by desire. The masculine archetype in this story desires control and structure, while the feminine archetype desires recognition and equality as it has been repressed in the ‘Old World.’ Our protagonist is the Emperor, based creatively on the last Emperor of Constantinople, who represents the ego, masculine, solar consciousness along with control, structure, domination, force and power.”

Watch the video after the break and pick up a copy of Ides of Gemini’s new record, Old World New Wave, here.

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FAITH NO MORE Streaming New Track “Motherfucker”

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The first new recording from Faith No More in 17 years, “Motherfucker”, can now be streamed a week before its officially release date. The 7″ will officially be released on November 28th as a part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday and will come paired with a J.G. Thirwell remix of the track. On the track, keyboardist Roddy Bottum comments:

“It feels apt that the first track we’re releasing is ‘Motherfucker,’ a song about accountability. Basically we’ve created, recorded and mixed a new body of work by ourselves and we’re releasing it on our own label. It’s a huge deal for us to only have ourselves to answer to at this point in our career and the song is about that, where the buck stops via the basic imagery of foie gras production, bondage. . .y’know, stuff like that.”

You can stream the track over at Rolling Stone now.

 

 

DEAD IN THE MANGER Announce New Full Length “Cessation”

Mysterious grind/black metal entity Dead in the Manger have announced the release of their debut full length and follow up to their Transience EP, which was released earlier this year. The new record will be entitled Cessation and will be released through 20 Buck Spin on February 3rd. Much like the previous EP, the new record will feature six new bits of audio misanthropy. The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with a stream of Transience.

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XIBALBA Reveal Artwork And Track Listing For New Album

California’s Xibalba have revealed the official artwork (courtesy of Dan Seagrave) and track listing for their forthcoming third full length and follow up to Hasta La Muerte, Tierra y Libertad. Both of those can be seen after the break.

Tierra y Libertad is scheduled to be released on January 26th (Europe) and 27th (North America) via Southern Lord. Audio and video previews of the album are scheduled to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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CRETIN Streaming New Track “Ghost Of Teeth And Hair”

cretin strangerAs we know, Cretin are amazing. As we also know, the band will release their highly anticipated new album Stranger next month and what we have heard from the album sounds spectacular. Well, get ready to get your face blown off because Cretin have unloaded one hell of a track via NPR. The track is titled “Ghost Of Teeth And Hair” and you can hear it after the jump. Holy fuck, this is destructive. Go! Cretin! Go! Enjoy.      Continue reading

THOMAS GILES Streaming New Track “We Wander Lonely”

modernBetween The Buried And Me‘s Tommy Rogers AKA Thomas Giles will release his new solo record Modern Noise next week and if you’re aching for some of his weird solo madness, then you can now hear a new track titled “We Wander Lonely.” Now, this isn’t exactly my taste, but it’s interesting. Check out the track after the jump, courtesy of Absolute Punk.     Continue reading

NAPALM DEATH Streaming New Track “Cesspits”

The grind kings are back! Napalm Death will release their new album Apex  Predator – Easy Meat early next year and the band has released a phenomenally killer new track titled “Cesspits.” This track is unbelievable and it’s so fucking Napalm that it’s insane. You can stream “Cesspits” after the jump. Do it for the love of grindcore.      Continue reading