THRICE Release New Song From Upcoming Album

Thrice have released a new song entitled “Yellow Belly”. It is slated to appear on the band’s upcoming record, Major/Minor, scheduled to be released September 2oth. I have been a big Thrice fan for quite some time and love everything that they have done (though Identity Crisis was a little blah). I personally dig the new track and am very excited for the new release. Check it out, bitches.

-Lane Oliver

Holy Shit Moment of The Day: ANAL CUNT Covering BUCKCHERRY?!

It is true! PATAC Records tweeted just a bit ago that they would be releasing a special cover that Anal Cunt recorded before the passing of Seth Putnam and they came through just a few minutes ago. What cover is this, you ask? Well, to be exact, it is a cover of Buckcherry’s “Whiskey In The Morning.” Yeah. I know. Random. But you gotta realize, this was Seth Putnam, the king of shock and awe. Well, this cover is actually pretty sick. I’m really stoked to hear more of the final recordings of Anal Cunt. Check out the track below which is streaming straight from PATAC’s Bandcamp page. Enjoy.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

Yet Another Reason For You To Buy TOXIC HOLOCAUST’s New Album

Not only is this album the shreddiest of shredders, as a nice bonus on the deluxe edition, we get a tasty cover of Repulsion’s “Helga (Lost Her Head)”. This cover is spectacular, I don’t know a band that could do it better. Impaled’s cover is good, but Toxic polish it up and spit the filth on it. Unfortunately there is no stream of this song online yet. YouTube has failed me! However, if you would like to hear 1:30 of the cover you can do so here but why would you do that? Just buy it! It’s .99¢, that’s fucking cheap for an amazing song. Buy it immediately. Also available on the deluxe version are ten Live In London tracks which are pretty fantastic as well. So, yeah. Go buy this monster! And since, like I said, I couldn’t find a version of Toxic’s take on “Helga,” here is the original by the masters Repulsion. Enjoy.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

Gnarly’s Favorite Albums of 2011 So Far

Alright, I keep seeing a lot of these mid-year lists popping up so I figured I would jump on the bandwagon and post my own initial list. This list contains my six favorite records so far this year. Of course, seeing as it is only a little more than half-way through 2011, this list could change quite a bit. I mean, there are still a shitload of album in my promo list and list of shit I need to buy and any of these albums could knock some of these down a peg or two. All of these albums have in constant rotation in my household since I’ve gotten them. A few honorable mentions that still need a little marinating are The Black Dahlia Murder’s Ritual, Endstille’s Infektion 1813, Brainoil’s Death of This Dry Season and the Agoraphobic Nosebleed/Despise You split. Check out the list below. What are your favorite albums of the year so far? Leave a comment, let me know!
~R. Gnarly
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BLACK COBRA Announce The Title of Their New Album!

LA-based sludge/doomsters Black Cobra have revealed that they have completed the recording of their upcoming album and announced the title of said album. The album will be called Invernal and it was recorded by the great Kurt Ballou who has recorded some of the sickest records out today. As of now, the title is the only thing that has been revealed, but a release date, track list and album artwork should be coming soon. This is the band’s first album since 2009’s Chronomega which was and still is a massive record. I will definitely be keeping you updated on happenings as I learn them, so stay tuned. Until then, check out a track off of Chronomega and check out Black Cobra’s upcoming tour dates after the jump.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

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No Clever Title: AVICHI Are Sick.

Avichi is a name that I have heard uttered, but I never gave it a chance until this morning. The band’s latest album The Devil’s Fractal came out today and, like I did with Ringworm, I looked up a tune on YouTube to get an idea of the band’s sound. I have heard people raving about Avichi for a while and now I know why. Their music is misanthropic and haunting and the vocals are unmatched, harsh spewings from hell. I get a bit of a Behemoth vibe, but not quite. This band is really interesting because they have a lot going for them. Some parts are dooming while, mainly, this is pure, flat-out black metal. I’ve only listened to a few songs as of right now, but I am positive that is all I will need to make my judgement. This band is killer. They are definitely worth a listen, so get on it. You can buy The Devil’s Fractal on iTunes here. I suggest you do it. This album came out today on Profound Lore (so you know it’s good!).

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

Jeroen Paul Thesseling Clears Up Departure From OBSCURA

In an interview posted yesterday on Blabbermouth, ex-Obscura bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling cleared up his departure from the band. A few weeks ago Josh posted about Jeroen quitting Obscura due to “scheduling conflicts.” Since then, we have been curious as to who would be taking his place in Obscura and whether this would interfere with his work in Pestilence.

Well, the interview conducted by Blabbermouth with the epic bass player brought a lot of things to light about the situation such as the fact that Jeroen actually announced his departure back in April via e-mail to the band. The reasoning behind Jeroen quitting was the fact that touring wasn’t paying the bills anymore and he had been forced to take up an actual job. There was no way he could take off of work for weeks in a row and still be able to keep his job, and the band wasn’t very happy with this. [Continue Reading]

New RINGWORM Makes Me Happy

I’ve liked Ringworm for a long time now and I have been curious how the band’s latest album Scars was going to sound. I don’t know if the dudes put out singles or not, if they did I didn’t hear ‘em. Well, today this album dropped and before buying it myself, I figured I would do what I always do: go to YouTube and type in the band and album and see if anyone had uploaded it yet. And of course, they had. These are the reasons I love YouTube nowadays. Pretty much any band/album that you want to hear can be heard by searching YouTube.

So, after finding the album uploaded almost in it’s entirety, I started listening and this album is not a disappointment whatsoever. It’s fast, catchy, pissed off and there is a track called “Angelfuck.” How can it get better than that? So yeah, I will definitely be buying this album because it’s pretty fucking amazing. Of course, the album came out today. It’s called Scars and you can buy this monster on iTunes by clicking here. Do it. I mean, come on, these dudes are legendary!

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.