Canadian sludgy, noisy ensemble The Great Sabatini have announced a string of fall North American tour dates in support of their most recent effort, Dog Years. In addition to their opening dates in The Great White North, the band will be travelling to 18 U.S. cities. Those dates and their new video for their track “The Royal We” can be found after the break.
Influential Philadelphia metal act Starkweather have released a three minute unmastered excerpt of a new track entitled “Divided By Zero” over on their Purevolume page. The track is the first taste of new material that is slated to be released sometime in 2015, according to the band. The excerpt itself features a lot of grumbling, sludge riffs accompanied by hypnotic, spiraling solo work. Check it out for yourself at this location.
Wisconsin post/black metal outfit Bereft have released a new track from their forthcoming album, Lost Ages, which is due out on November 18th via Silent Pendulum Records. The new track is the nearly seven minute “Loss” and it combines melancholy-ridden black metal riffs with post-metal gruff, sludge metal groove and post-rock cinematics into one enthralling little number. You can check out the track for yourself after the break.
Pre-orders for Lost Ages can be found here.
Connecticut post-rock/emo collective The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die have announced the release of a new eight track EP. The new EP, which will be released on October 7th, will be entitled Between Bodies and will be a collaborative effort between the band and spoken-word artist Chris Zizzamia. The release’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break.
The band will also be heading out on tour this Fall with support from You Blew It!, Citizen, Hostage Claim, the Grizzly, Rozwell Kid and The Hotelier on select dates. Those dates can be found after the break as well.
Old Wounds have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Death Projection, over at Mass Appeal. The New Jersey metallic hardcore quartet bring you “Ritual”, a track that churns raw, aggressive riffs that will snap many a neck in under two-minutes. Head over to Mass Appeal to check it out now.
Death Projection will be released on September 16th via Good Fight Music. Pre-orders can be placed here. In case you missed, stream the track “Dead Beat Blues” here.
Swedish fully-improvisational progressive rockers My Brother The Wind have released a new trailer for their forthcoming album, Once There Was a Time When Time and Space Were One, which is due out on October 14th. The clip previews some material from the upcoming record, and it sounds like it will be quite the epic affair. You can check out the trailer after the break.
Birmingham-based metallers Anaal Nathrakh have announced the release of their anticipated new full length and follow up to their critically-lauded 2012 album, Vanitas. The new album, which was once again produced by the band’s own Mick Kenney, will be entitled Desideratum and will be released on October 24th (GAS), 27th (Rest of Europe) and the 28th (North America) via Metal Blade. The album’s artwork, track listing and a stream of the new track “Idol” can be found after the break.
Pre-orders for the record can be placed here.
The new album from experimental act Blackwolfgoat, Drone Maintenance, can now be streamed in full over at Decibel. Despite the album’s title, Drone Maintenance is not strictly drone. The album is full of solo guitar work that combines elements of psychedelia, folk and others along with loud reverberating drones. The album is officially out today via Small Stone Recordings and you can get your copy at this location. Be sure to stream the record first over at Decibel.
Code Orange have premiered their highly-anticipated new record, I Am King, over at Consequence of Sound. The album will officially be released on September 2nd via Deathwish, Inc. But for those of us who couldn’t wait any longer, Consequence of Sound is helping us satiate our appetites. The album is quite the contrast, for the most part, to the group’s previous efforts. I Am King shows a lot more straight-forward metal-influence and some emphasis on groove. Check it out for yourself and tell us what you think.
Portland trio Sloths have premiered the opening cut from their forthcoming Twenty Years EP over at Metal Underground. The track is entitled “Elegy” and in under three minutes in length it churns out a procession of melodic, high octane riffs that run the gamut of post-hardcore, metallic hardcore and everything in between. Check out the track for yourself over at Metal Underground.
Twenty Years will be available digitally this Friday, August 29th. A physical release is due out in October through The Ghost is Clear, Don’t Live Like Me and Illuminasty Records.
You can check out Sloths’ previous release on their Bandcamp page.
Arizonian death metal outfit Lago have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut full length, Tyranny, over at Metal Sucks. The new track, entitled “The Tyranny of Men”, is a true death metal opus with its raw, blood-soaked riffs and monstrous guttural vocals. Not to mention their penchant for stellar guitar solos. Check out the track for yourself over at Metal Sucks now.
Tyranny will be released on September 16th. Pre-orders can be found here and here.
Los Angeles dreamy doom outfit Ides of Gemini have released a new track from their forthcoming sophomore full length, Old World New Wave, over at Revolver. The new track is entitled “The Adversary” and it is driven by raw, sludgy guitars that are awash with ethereal melodies and haunting, angelic vocals. Check out the track for yourself over at Revolver now.
Old World New Wave will be released on September 16th via Neurot Recordings (CD/digital) and SIGE Records (vinyl).
St. Louis crossover outfit Cross Examination have premiered their new EP, Dawn of the Dude, over at Decibel. The seven track, high octane release is out now via Organized Crime Records can be purchased here. If you like fast, drug induced party anthems, then you will love this EP to death. Head over to Decibel to check it out now.
Arizona’s Sorxe have premiered another new track from their forthcoming debut album, Surrounded by Shadows, over at The Obelisk. The new track is the eight minute closing number, “The Mountain Man”, that churns out low-end grooves and lengthy passages of Neurosian drone and haunting clean guitar. You can stream the lengthy epic over at The Obelisk now.
Surrounded by Shadows will be released on September 2nd.