Ides of Gemini have premiered another new track from their sophomore album, Old World New Wave, over at Pitchfork. The new track is the somber “May 22, 1453″ that slowly builds into a raw, doom-laden climax. Bassist/vocalist Sera Timms shed light on the new song’s subject matter:
“We’ve had a history as a band of gifts and opportunities being given to us in alignment with the lunar phases, so it seemed fitting to give something back. This song and really the whole album is that something. The song was inspired by the prophetic May 22nd lunar eclipse preceding the fall of Constantinople. If you can imagine that empire as your mind and the black moon as your mother, then you will know the meaning of the Old World New Wave.”
Head over to Pitchfork to stream the new track now.
Old World New Wave is available now via Neurot Recordings.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 →
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
House favorites So Hideous have announced a string of summer dates with I Am Heresy courtesy of Metal Injection. As both of these bands have distinctly different sounds, these shows should be pretty amazing. One band produces some of the most mesmerizing blackendpostgaze and the other is a furious metalcore act, so yeah, you need to see at least of these shows. Continue reading →
The fantastic Nothing released a phenomenal album titled Guilty Of Everything last month and the band has now released a new track in commemoration of Record Store Day. This track is a cover of Low‘s “In Metal.” It’s haunting, it’s dark and it’s beautiful. Check out the cover below as well as the original. If you haven’t yet, I highly suggest picking up Nothing‘s new album Guilty Of Everything, out now on Relapse Records. Continue reading →
Agalloch have unveiled the dates for the first, west coast, leg of their Serpens In Culmination tour. The band will be supported a lot of awesome bands along the way including Jex Thoth, Obsidian Tongue, YOB and more. This tour will most definitely be amazing. Check out the dates below. Continue reading →