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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
French malevolent hardcore/sludge quintet Cowards have released a new trailer for their forthcoming album, Rise To Infamy, which is due out on February 9th via Throatruiner. In clip features shots of the band performing and creepy, horror film-esque images set to the album’s dissonant third track, “Frustration (Is My Girl)”. The clip can be seen after the break along with the album’s artwork and track listing.
Montreal’s experimental rock act Lae have premiered the title track from their forthcoming debut full length, Break the Clasp, over at Decibel. The nearly eight minute track takes you by the hand and escorts you through a plethora of ever-evolving psychedelic pathways that are both serene as well as haunting. Check out the track for yourself at Decibel now and stream the previously-released track “Sister” in case you missed it.
Break the Clasp will be released on November 25th.
Oakland, California based avant-metal act Dimesland have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full length, Psychogenic Atrophy, over at Stereogum. The track, entitled “Dying Foretold”, is three minutes of disjunctive, noisy and complex riffs that contort and spiral about with the goal of psychological damage in mind. Stream the track for yourself at Stereogum now.
Psychogenic Atrophy will be released on December 9th. Stream another new track, “Are They Cannibals?”, after the break.
Detroit’s off-kilter punks Child Bite have released a new track from their forthcoming Strange Waste EP over at Invisible Oranges. The track, entitled “Molestation of the Arts”, spirals about in a manic, drug-induced fashion . It’s odd and catchy in the best ways possible. Vocalist Shawn Knight comments on the lyrical nature of the track:
“I am an artist and a designer. I often have internal debates about where the line is between the two; what is pure art, the difference between art and design, and is it ok for the two to blend. Sometimes it’s clear, sometimes not so much. This song is a very cynical critique on the art director/ad agency side of things, coming from an artist’s point of view. One way of looking at advertising is that it’s pure manipulation; a commercial’s job is to sell you a product or service; to make you want it more than the other options available. One tactic agencies use is hijacking whatever the latest trends are to seem hip… This way whatever they are selling comes off as ‘cool.’ Cool sells. That’s what this tune is about; major corporations attempting to appear trendy in order to trick people out of their money.”
Stream the new track over at Invisible Oranges and check out their video for “Ancestral Ooze” after the break.
Hollow Earth (Shai Hulud, Enabler) have premiered their debut full length, Silent Graves, over at Invisible Oranges. The album is available now via Panic Records and can be purchased at this location. While you’re forking over your credit card information, stream these nine tracks of dismal hardcore over at Invisible Oranges now. You’ll be glad you did.
New Zealand atmospheric post-hardcore quintet, Spook the Horses, have announce the release of their sophomore full length album. The album will be titled Rainmaker and will be released independently through the band’s themselves in February 2015. The record was tracked live with James Goldsmith (So So Modern, etc), mixed by Sam Sproull (Cairo Knife Fight, etc) and was mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, The Ocean, etc). A track from the forthcoming release, “Flood”, can be streamed and downloaded for free after the break.
The cover art for Rainmaker and the band’s forthcoming tour dates can be seen after the break.
Cult Leader have announced that they will be recording their debut full length in March with Kurt Ballou. The band will also be recording a new 7″ release with Andy Patterson next month. No other details have been released thus far. In the meantime, stream their debut EP Nothing For Us Here after the break if you missed it.