Philadelphia grinders Die Choking have premiered a new track form their forthcoming sophomore EP, II, over at CVLT Nation. The track happens to be the rapidfire closing track, “Tonsil”, whose lyrics are dedicated to Jahi McMath; a young girl from Oakland, California who was declared brain-dead last year but is still being kept on life-support. Bassist/vocalist Paul J. Herzog elaborates:
“This song is a dedication to the memory of Jahi McMath who died on December 12th 2013. Despite the absolute, irreversible nature of brain death she (as far as I know) remains on ‘life’ support. The controversy of this is obvious but my interest is geared more towards the broader subject of CHOICE in regards to medical treatment during end of life scenarios. It is unfortunate, but families often contradict explicit wishes of dying loved ones. The severe and painful nature of pursuing a ‘do everything you can’ mentality is dire to say the least. This, to me, is pure tragedy. My goal is to open the dialogue a bit and introduce a tool to communicate the questions one needs to ask should they or a loved one be in a life threatening or life ending circumstance. Most people WILL end up THERE and not simply die in their sleep nor arrive to a facility DOA.”
Each 7″ edition of II will come with a document that will serve as a legal, Living Will. You can check out that document after the break and be sure to stream “Tonsil” over at CVLT Nation.
II will be released on September 29th via The Compound. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Groove-heavy North Carolina-based hardcore punks Society Sucker have premiered their new self-titled EP over at Decibel. The five-track affair is official out today via Get This Right Records and can be purchased here and here. If you like your hardcore fast, dirty and super catchy, then Society Sucker is the band for you. Head over to Decibel to stream the EP or check out below.
Carcass have announced the release of a new EP that comes on the heels of their critically-acclaimed album Surgical Steel of 2013. The EP, Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel, compiles B-Sides that were recorded during the Surgical Steel sessions. The EP will be released on November 11th via Nuclear Blast. The track listing for the effort and a stream of “Zochrot” can be found below.
Brooklyn-based sludge outfit Godmaker have released a new track from their forthcoming self-titled debut, which will be released on November 11th through Aqualamb. The new track is the eight minute behemoth, “Megalith”, that churns out devastatingly crushing and catchy riff after riff. The song sounds like a mash-up between all the best parts of Sleep and sister band High on Fire. You can check out the track fro yourself after the break.
Belgian post-metal outfit Charnia have premiered their forthcoming debut full length, Dageraad, over at CVLT Nation. The record features 35 minutes of enthralling soundscapes and crushing doom that call to mind the most tranquil moments of bands like Mogwai and the intensity of early Isis material. Check it out for yourself over at CVLT Nation now.
Dageraad will be released on September 20th via Consouling Sounds. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Danish chaotic grindcore quartet Piss Vortex have announced the release of their self-titled debut full length. The self-titled full length will be released through Indisciplinarian on November 3rd digitally and on limited vinyl (500 copies). The 14 track record was produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen (Anti-Ritual, etc) and was mastered by Brad Boatright. The album’s artwork and track-listing can be seen after the break.
No Clean Singing is providing a stream of the track “Of Bodily Waste and Desire” from the album here. Three other tracks from the album can be streamed after the break via the band’s Soundcloud.
Finnish post-punk outfit Beastmilk have partnered with Magic Bullet Records and Svart Records to reissue two of their early releases, the White Stains on Black Tape single and the Use Your Deluge EP. Initially released in 2010 and 2012 respectively, these efforts provided the framework for the Beastmilk of today. Following the release of their debut full length Climax in 2013, Svart Records’ supply of both releases were depleted overnight due to fans clamoring to get their hands on the band’s back catalog. Due to the increasing demand, Magic Bullet Records will reissue both releases digitally and on vinyl on October 14th for North American audiences.
Pre-ordering information is not yet available. Until then, you can stream both releases after the break.
Chicagoan blackened death/thrash trio Immortal Bird have announced a string of October North American tour dates. The band will be invading seven U.S. cities as well as making their first appearances in Canada. The tour will be in support of the group’s 2013 debut EP, Akrasia, which can be streamed below. You can check out the touring schedule after the break.
Every Time I Die have officially announced their new U.S. headlining run in support of their most recent effort, From Parts Unknown. The band will be joined by the likes of The Ghost Inside, Architects, Hundredth and Backtrack. Those dates, as well as Every Time I Die’s video for “Decayin’ With the Boys”, can be seen below.
Ethereal doom outfit Ides of Gemini have premiered a new track from their upcoming sophomore album, Old World New Wave, over at CVLT Nation. The new track is entitled “Fememorde” and it is a very sludgy, guitar driven jam that features the bands’ ever so angelic vocals. The trio’s guitarist, Jason Bennett, had the following to say on the new track:
“‘Fememorde’ is the first song that was written for Old World New Wave, and appears on the ‘new wave’ side of the album. In that sense, it was the impetus for the entire OWNW concept. It’s a completely different kind of song for us — probably because all the guitar parts were composed in my head rather than on an actual guitar. That hadn’t happened before and hasn’t happened since. So I’ll chalk this one up to something like destiny.”
Head over to CVLT Nation to stream the track now. Old World New Wave will be released on September 16th via Neurot Recordings and SIGE Records.
Disorienting noise rockers Doomsday Student (Ex-Arab on Radar) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, A Walk Through Hysteria Park, over at Impose Magazine. The track is the jarring, disjunctive “Lifeboat Blues”, which sounds as if it could be playing at a demented carnival. Feel free to stream the swirling acid-trip of a song after the break.
A Walk Through Hysteria Park will be released on October 21st through ThreeOneG. Pre-orders for the record can be placed here.
After a series of EP’s and splits with the likes of Fight Amp, Helms Alee and Kowloon Walled City, Philadelphia noise rock quartet Ladder Devils are prepping to release their first proper full length. The new album, entitled Clean Hands, will be released on November 4th via Brutal Panda Records. The first official taste of the record comes in the form of the mid-paced, grungy jam “The Combine”, which can be streamed over at Noisey. The album’s official artwork and track listing can be viewed after the break.
Pre-orders for Clean Hands can be placed here and here.
Post-metal enthusiasts Rosetta have premiered a new track from their forthcoming EP, Flies to Flame, over at Noisey. The new track is the expansive, nearly 10 minute “Soot”, which envelops the listener in multi-faceted instrumentation and an almost cosmic-inspired atmosphere. Take 10 minutes out of your day and stream the track after the break.
Flies to Flame will be released on October 14th via Translation Loss. Pre-orders for the EP can be placed here. The EP follows the band’s critically-lauded 2013 album, The Anaesthete, which can also be streamed below.
Wreck and Reference will follow up their most recent full length, Want, with a massive collection of samples entitled Spill/Fill. Spill/Fill will feature 75 samples that collectively clock in at a mere eight minutes in length. This samples album will be available for free download on the band’s Bandcamp page starting September 15th.
In the meantime, stream Wreck and Reference‘s Want and watch the video for their track “Bankrupt” after the break.
Instrumental metal duo Sisters Of… have announced the release of a new full length record and their follow up to their 2013 debut, Follow Me As A Ghost. The new record will bear the title The Serpent, The Angel and The Adversary and will be released sometime this Fall via Crowquill Records. The band’s own Aaron Coker had the following to say about the upcoming release:
“With our new record we really wanted to take more chances in expanding our sound from where we started with our EP. To go even further with our aggressive side, and to explore any ideas we had with melody and beauty. With us having such diverse tastes in what we listen to and write, we came away blown away with what we could come up with if we just gave every idea an honest chance.”
The band have also released the album’s track listing and a video trailer, which can be seen after the break. Check out their first release, Follow Me As A Ghost, below was well.