WRECK AND REFERENCE Announce Samples Project “Spill/Fill”

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.

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MEGATON LEVIATHAN Streaming New Track “The Foolish Man”

Experimental drone/doom outfit Megaton Leviathan have released a new eight minute behemoth of a track over at CVLT Nation. The sprawling, psychedelic jam is entitled “The Foolish Man” and features guest sitar from Henry Barnes of Bastard Noise. The track comes from the group’s new record, Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell, which is officially out today and can be ordered here. In the meantime, stream “The Foolish Man” over at CVLT Nation now.

BLACKWOLFGOAT Streaming New Album “Drone Maintenance”

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.

IDES OF GEMINI Streaming New Track “The Chalice & The Blade”

Ides of Gemini have premiered the first taste of their forthcoming album, Old World New Wave, over at Noisey. Our first glimpse into the trio’s new recording comes in the form of the hauntingly beautiful and hypnotizing “The Chalice & The Blade”. Stream the ghostly number over at Noisey now.

Old World New Wave will be released on September 16th via SIGE Records and Neurot Recordings.

ANIMALS AS LEADERS And DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Announce Fall North American Tour

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Animals As Leaders and The Devin Townsend Project have announced dates for a shared co-headlining North American Fall tour with direct support from djent/prog up and comers Monuments. Peep the tour dates and details after the jump (courtesy of Metal Injection).  Continue reading

MEGATON LEVIATHAN Announce New Album “Past 21: Beyond The Arctic Cell”

Portland psychedelic doom outfit Megaton Leviathan have announced the release of their sophomore full length album. The new record will be entitled Past 21: Beyond The Arctic Cell and will be released through Seventh Rule Recordings on September 9th. The album, which was mixed by Mort Subite (V.I.I.R.L., etc), will follow the outfit’s previous record Water, Wealth, Hell on Earth. The new record’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with Megaton Leviathan upcoming live dates.

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BOTANIST Streaming New Track “Stargazer”

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.

IDES OF GEMINI Release New Album Trailer

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.

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Streaming New Album “Celestite”

The new instrumental sister album to Wolves in the Throne Room’s critically lauded Celestial Lineage, Celestite, can now be streamed over at The New York Times. The synth-laden opus will officially be released on July 8th via Artemisia Records and can be pre-ordered here.  Head over to the NY Times to stream the album in full. Turn the volume up and space out, friends.

MUSK OX Streaming New Track “Part 4 – Above The Clouds”

A new track from Canadian neo-folk outfit Musk Ox can now be streamed over at A.V. Club. The new, gorgeous 10-minute composition is entitled “Part 4 – Above the Clouds” and will be released on the trio’s new album Woodfall, which will be released on June 17th. You can stream the graceful track and prepare for a torrential downpour of tears at A.V. Club.

In case you missed it, be sure to stream “Part 3 – Arcanum” at Pitchfork.

 

Review: BLEED THE PIGS – “Overcompensations for Misery”

After being exposed to Nashville, TN’s Bleed the Pigs’s debut EP Mortis Fatum I was intrigued by the promise this young band showed. While showing great potential they nonetheless fell short of expanding their
sound beyond the already aging Entombedcore sound pioneered by Nails and further popularized by a host of bands. However on their followup EP, Overcompensations for Misery they have smashed right thru the
glass ceiling and have, in my mind, established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the national punk/hardcore/powerviolence scene.

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Streaming New Track “Celestite Mirror”

Wolves in the Throne Room have premiered the first taste of their forthcoming instrumental album and companion piece to 2011’s Celestial Lineage, Celestite, over at Pitchfork. The track in question is the nearly 15 minute opus “Celestite Mirror”, which shows the band taking a more ambient direction. You can stream the track at Pitchfork or after the break.

Celestite will be released on July 8th through the band’s own Artemisia Records. Pre-order your copy here.

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AGALLOCH Streaming New Album “The Serpent & The Sphere”

Agalloch's new album, The Serpent & The Sphere, comes out May 13.

The shape-shifting black metallers Agalloch are currently streaming their fifth full length album, The Serpent & the Sphere, over at NPR.  The album follows up their 2010 full length Marrow of the Spirit and 2012’s 20 minute epic, Faustian Echoes. The album will officially be released on May 13th through Profound Lore. Head over to NPR to check it out now.