North Carolinian death/grind outfit Columns (Glass Casket/Wretched) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut, Please Explode, over at Lambgoat. The new track, entitled “Our Creation”, slams down upon the listener with dirty grooves and a general death metal attitude. The track hurts and it hurts so good. Head over to Lambgoat to check it out.
Please Explode will be released on August 5th via Relapse Records.
Tech metal outfit Gigan have announced a new headlining North American tour that will commence in early September. The Interstellar Intellect tour will see Gigan joined by fellow mind-numbing tech metal acts Pyrrhon and Artificial Brain. The tour dates as they currently stand can be seen after the break.
Bay Area one-man avant-garde act Botanist has premiered a new track from the upcoming album, VI: Flora, over at Tiny Mix Tapes. The new track is entitled “Stargazer” and it finds Botanist completely soaked in celestial instrumentation and glowing atmospheres. The speedy hammered dulcimer and the nearly inaudible, black metal-esque screeches offer an interesting contrast to the track’s overwhelmingly bright sound. Point your browsers here to stream the new jam.
VI: Flora will be released on August 19th via The Flenser.
A389 Records have release a colossal 54 track digital mixtape that can be downloaded for free over at their Bandcamp page. The release features killer tracks from the likes of Full of Hell, Left for Dead, Despise You, Primitive Man, The Black Dahlia Murder, Ringworm and many more. You can stream the mixtape after the break.
Heavy rockers He is Legend have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Heavy Fruit, over at Metal Injection. The new track is entitled “Smoker Scoff” and is chock full of driving rhythms, southern rock swagger and memorable hooks. Try to get it out of your head, I dare you. Stream the track after the break.
Ides of Gemini have released the second official trailer for their forthcoming sophomore album, Old World New Wave, which is out on September 16th via Neurot Recordings and SIGE Records. The stunning new trailer was directed and produced by bassist/vocalist Sera Timms and shot by Timms and drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson. The nearly five minute clip captures beautiful, yet haunting imagery and is set to clips of new songs that will be featured on the record. You can check out the clip after the break.
Math rock trio Adebisi Shank have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, This Is The Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank, over at Hit Flix. The new track is entitled “World in Harmony” and it features five minutes of colorful riffs, quirky SNES-inspired electronic melodies, and robotic vocals. It’s erratic but extremely catchy and fun. Head over to Hit Flix to check it out.
This Is The Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank is due out August 12th via Sargent House.
Red Fang have partnered with Team Rock to bring you a new three track acoustic EP. The release was recorded in London this past March and features acoustic renditions of their tracks “Failure”, “Human Herd” and “Malverde”. Also attached to the end of the EP are the original album versions of the tracks so you can compare and contrast. Feel free to stream and download the release after the break.
Italian death metal outfit Bloodtruth (Fleshgod Apocalypse, etc) have announce the release of their debut full length album. The new record, entitled Obedience, will be released through Unique Leader on September 16th. The record was engineered by Fleshgod Apocalypse members Francesco Paoli (also of Bloodtruth) and Cristiano Trionfera at Sonic Hammer Studios and was mastered by Stefano Morbito (Hour of Penance, etc). The album’s artwork, track listing and teaser trailer can be found below.
French devious doom/sludge/hardcore hybrid Cowards have announced that their debut full length, Shooting Blanks & Pills, will receive the reissue treatment via Secret Handshake Records. The six track behemoth was originally released through Throatruiner Records in 2012 but has since been long sold out. Now Secret Handshake will reissue the record on CD and 12″ transparent vinyl on September 1st. Additional details are slated to follow in the coming weeks. In the meantime, stream the record after the break along with their most recent EP, Hoarder.
In related news, Cowards have booked October studio time at Sainte-Marthe Studio with Francis Caste to record their sophomore full length. The band is eyeing for an early 2015 release.
Get This Right Records have announced that they will be releasing the final recordings of now defunct hardcore outfit Crucified, the Dead of Sleep EP, late this summer. The band originally tracked the four-track EP back in May 2011, but decided to call it a day shortly after the recording process was completed. Now, three years later, it will be heard. The EP will be available on a limited edition 7″ (125 copies) and digitally on September 9th. You can check out the EP’s artwork and track listing after the break, along with a stream of the album that preceded it, Coldest Winter; Darkest Reaches of the Mind.
Swedish death metal outfit Entrails have premiered another previously unreleased track from their new remastered demo collection, Resurrected From the Grave, over at CVLT Nation.. The track is the grueling five minute “Total Death”, which drips with thick grooves and just good ol’ malevolence. Point your browsers to here to stream the new jam.
Resurrected From the Grave is available now via Metal Blade. Order your copy at this location.
Scottish drone/doom act Ommadon have announced the release of their fifth full length album, aptly-titled V. The new record was recorded live and will feature two new sprawling tracks that clock in at a combined 90 minutes. The record was mastered by Billy Anderson and will be split across four sides of vinyl. Terrorizer is currently stream side-A of the record, which comes in at a astounding 23 minutes. Point your browsers here to check it out.
NYC-based punk/hardcore act SOS have premiered their forthcoming album, Strength and Conditioning, over at Stereokiller. The album will officially be released on July 29th via their own 316 Productions, but you do not have to wait to hear this absolutely bipolar album. Head over to Stereokiller to check it out now.
Floridian southern-fried punks Vices’ debut full length record, New Breed, is out today via Melotov Records. Metal Injection are currently providing an exclusive stream of the record now, so you better jump on it. You can order your copy of the record at this location. New Breed has all of the blues-ridden, whiskey soaked hardcore you can handle, so what’s not to like? Head over to Metal Injection to stream it now.
The band’s forthcoming home state tour dates can be viewed after the break.