I haven’t really done any spotlights on bands in a while, but when I come across something that absolutely blows my mind, I have to tell you fucks about it. I was recently introduced to a band called Haut & Court who are a French grind/chaotic mathcore band. How did I learn about them? Torn Flesh Records (who I have known professionally for quite some time) recently released the bands album through their website and labeled it as “mathcrust.” I don’t know about you guys, but when I see a word like “mathcrust” I kinda HAVE to hear the band. Continue reading
Oh Rage Against The Machine, you bring back a lot of fond memories. I have been in love with this band since the late ’90s and remain a fan to this day. A while back Lane posted about the release of Rage‘s 20th Anniversary Remastered Rage Against The Machine album and now it is available for your listening pleasure. Just when I thought these songs couldn’t sound better. Of course this album still rules, so you should do yourself a favor and stream it here. Guitarist Tom Morello also commented on the possibility of a new Rage Against The Machine album: Continue reading
Tour dates for the highly anticipated Meshuggah, Animals as Leaders and Intronaut North American tour have officially been announced. If you know what is good for you, you will get your ass to one of the following shows. Get your prog on ya nerds!
Live footage has surfaced of KEN mode playing a new song in Montreal earlier this month. The track is reportedly entitled “No; I’m in Control” and it sounds extremely punishing. Look at that double bass action! The track will appear on the groups forthcoming album Entrench. Release details are still pending for that record but to pump you up for it, check out the video below.
As previously reported, the upcoming JK Flesh and Prurient split, Worship is the Cleansing of the Imagination, will be final Hydra Head release. The split will be released on December 11th but Brooklyn Vegan has an exclusive stream of two tracks from the upcoming split. JK Flesh’s (Justin Broadrick of Godflesh and Jesu) “Fear of Fear” is a noisy, heavy industrial beat down with a wicked primal beat. Prurient’s “I Understand You” is ambient and full of haunting layers of humming drones. Stream the songs below and be sure to pick it up on the 11th.
Italian instrumental outfit Australasia has released a new music video for their song “Fragile” off of their stellar debut EP, Sin4tr4. The track’s ethereal, calming guitars blend in quite nicely with these colorful arrays of microscopic organisms. Watching the organisms move while Australasia’s gorgeous guitar work float gracefully above everything is actually very soothing. Check out the video and stream their EP below.
I unfortunately have never been graced with the opportunity to see Neurosis live, but I know that live visuals are a huge part of their performance. Much like how they are to a Godspeed You! Black Emperor show for instance. Well according to an official band statement, the band will be getting rid of the live visual presentations in order to reinvent their live shows. Which in turn means that the band will be parting ways with their visual artist Josh Graham (A Storm of Light, Battle of Mice, etc). Here are the official statements:
According to a recent photo uploaded by drummer Larry Herweg (Pelican, etc), hard rock outfit Aeges are in the process of writing their follow up to their solid debut record, The Bridge. That album was heavy and catchy in all the right places and showed off the band’s potential. I can even begin to fathom how good the next record will be. No other details have been released so far but I will keep you in the loop. Until then, check out the video for “My Medicine” below.
As you know by now, back in September Hydra Head Records would be closing its doors. I was deeply saddened that my favorite label was going under because of the state the music industry is in. But according to a recent post on Hydra Head’s official blog, the label that brought you Isis, Pelican, Daughters and more may still be able to keep breathing. Introducing Hydra Health; a Hydra Head rehabilitation project. According to the post the label will still not be able to release new records BUT they will still be able to preserve their catalog with your help! The label is offering a slew of special purchasable items (with more on the way) in order to raise money for their upcoming represses. Here is the official statement:
The Black N Blue Takeover (hosted Tuesdays 8-10 p.m. Eastern Time on East Village Radio) are set to debut the new track “Hard Lessons” by L.A. hardcore heavyweights, Terror, sometime around now. Alongside, Rhode Island hardcorers Reason To Fight are also checked in and will be streaming some tracks off of their upcoming LP, Dedicated To Nothing. There will also be giveaway packages by Reaper Records. TUNE IN FUCKING NOW HERE and be sure to pre-order Terror’s new EP here.